Top 10 things On in Brisbane this week 05/01/2019

This week is not what it seems. Because it’s bathed in an apocalyptic smoke haze.


10) Brewclub with Revel Brewing Co

7th January

What: Meet Matt from Revel Brewing Co, sample 5 Revel beers as well as taste Hoppy Days Brewing’s Double India Pale Ale brewed on site last month.

Why: Then watch Matt slowly fade into the background as the thing that makes brewers named ‘Matt’ tolerable starts to take effect.


9) Floating Points (DJ Set)

10th January

What: Straight off the back of Crush’s release, Buchla-nerd Floating Points is making his return for a stacked tour including an extended open-air DJ Set at The Valley Drive-In. Experience this synth lord live.

Why: Well, god is dead, so worship of another entity who’s just as incoherent, unpleasant and inordinately powerful amongst many facets of society seems apt.


8) Independent Craft Beer Tasting

11th January

What: Come and explore the taste of craft beer with some of the best of the independent craft beer range. There is a twist! There are no labels, so you won’t know what you’re drinking until the end! You might find a new favourite beer! Once all 4 beers have been tasted and rated you will be given a sticker with all the information of the beers you have just had.

Why: At the end you still won’t know what you have been drinking, however, you’ll have a lot of pretentious label names to use in conversation with your friends who can only afford to drink the popular and therefore wrong kind of aerated piss.


7) Cirque du Soleil: KURIOS – Cabinet Des Curiosités

11th-26th January

What: Cirque du Soleil will bring its newest creation to Australia: KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities. Created and directed by Michel Laprise, Kurios looks at a late 19th-century world inventor who invents a machine that defies the laws of time, space, and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him with steampunk elements featuring characters from another dimension that interact with him and a tribute to the power of the human imagination.

Why: Oh yeah. Those inventors from the 1800s were all about steampunk. Charles Darwin was really into Final Fantasy VI when he wasn’t drawing finch beaks.


6) The 5K Foam Fest

11th January

What: The 5K Foam Fest is a one of kind obstacle course based fun run. Join us for 22+ obstacles including the world’s largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 MILLION cubic feet of foam! Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome music, enjoy a FREE kids zone for kids 7 and under, delicious food, great vendors and beer gardens. With a variety of obstacles and a ton of foam the run is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike. GET FILTHY CLEAN!

Why: Be covered in foam surrounded by loud, sticky, germ-infested children without being able to get drunk before the fact.


5) The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday

11th January

What: The 2020 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday is home to the world renowned $10.25 million Raceday, including the $2 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic and the $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas exclusively for Magic Millions graduates. Featuring nine fast-paced races at the picturesque Gold Coast Turf Club, the Magic Millions Racing Women’s $500,000 Bonus and Fashions on the Field, this Raceday has cemented its reputation on the international racing scene as the must attend event for racing’s elite, punters, and fashionistas alike.

Why: Who says horse-torture and gambling addictions are just for Melburnians?


4) Marshall Okell (Live)

10th January

What: Now in his 30’s and with up to 200 live gigs a year as part of his repertoire, Marshall has developed into an Aussie rocking bluesman like no other. His ever expanding list of musical accolades includes awards for the 2012 ‘Best Blues & Roots Artist’ at the Oz Music Awards. He has also been a winner of the of ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Male Vocal’, ‘Best Protest’ and ‘Best Blues & Roots Artist’ at the NCEIA Dolphin Awards. Be warned. Marshall has emerged with a new level of addictive, heart and mind altering musical energy. This guy doesn’t just make music. He’s a roaring powerhouse of a man, and his new album will get under your skin, into your blood and course through you like a visceral super-high of the likes you won’t come down from easily.

Why: Though if you do start to come down, there’ll be a guy out the back selling something that may help.


3) John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky’ Screening

8th January

What: The underlying message was one of radical engagement as relevant today as ever. This film reveals the depth of the creative collaboration between John and Yoko and explores how the art, politics and music of the pair are intrinsically entwined. The album, and its iconic title track, shows the extraordinary genius behind the music that defined a movement and marked an era. ‘Above Us Only Sky’ recounts a story of hope for a world still desperately in need of peace, justice, empathy and love. Featuring interviews from Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, David Bailey (photographer), John Dunbar (Gallerist who introduced the couple), Dan Richter (Yoko’s neighbor and John’s former personal assistant) and Eddie Veale (studio designer), some of whom have never spoken publicly on film before. As well as never seen before footage of Lennon and Ono from their private archive.

Why: Documented proof of why choosing love is not artistically beneficial, but financially very profitable.’John-and-Yoko:-Above-Us-Only-Sky’-Screening-(Brisbane)/7e650fd0-2dbe-11ea-bd3a-87e544f47372


2) Stray From The Path ‘Internal Atomics’ Tour

7th January

What: Destroy All Lines in association with Sound Talent & Tandem Management present: Stray From The Path ‘Internal Atomics’ Australian Tour with Kublai Khan. This hardcore punk outfit’s so-called “angry positivity” has being doing exactly what hardcore punk should do – disrupt the system and make a whole lot of people angry. Come experience them live.

Why: It’s also been doing the other thing hardcore punk does. Scream incoherently. So if you’d like to be offended, you’ll have to google the lyrics.‘Internal-Atomics’-Tour/f1a3d1b0-2dbf-11ea-bd3a-87e544f47372


1) An Orchestral Rendition of Daft Punk

11th January

What: For one night only they’re bringing Daft Punk’s most popular songs to life! Using their host of talented performers and orchestral members they’re coming to Brisbane to re-live some of the best music ever performed! Daft Punk’s fusion of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock music and synthpop influences has won them critical acclaim across music genres and established them as one of the most successful bands of our time. Featuring a full orchestra and modern musical elements and the use of immersive visuals and an elaborate light show, there’s no experience quite like it!

Why: What a refrain like “we’re up all night till the sun, we’re up all night to get some, we’re up all night for good fun, we’re up all night to get lucky” really could use. An oboe.

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