Top 10 things On in Brisbane this week 08/09/2019

This week is rife with budding indie musicians. We’re…sorry.


10) Chop Life Rooftop Party

14th September

What: ‘Chop Life’ means to enjoy life. Curated by Davis Osa, Chop Life will deliver nothing short of that, serving the freshest sounds of Afrobeats, Afrowaves, Soca & Dancehall whilst you take in the 360°degree city views at the prestigious Stock Exchange Hotel Rooftop. You’ll also sink your teeth into the amazing fresh African Cuisines served on the day!

Why: If this event fails to live up to its promise – to enable you to enjoy life -, don’t worry. It’s held on a rooftop. So there’s a handy solution to the resultant all-consuming depression.


9) Ben Pearce (Live)

14th September

What: To many, Ben Pearce’s name is synonymous with ‘What I Might Do’, his oddly anthemic deep-house debut that dominated club floors across the world in 2012. Ben is very much an underground DJ first-and-foremost, aided in no small part by his vast musical knowledge and the ability to play across a wide range of musical genres. His skills behind the decks have not gone un-noticed, as shown by high-profile sets alongside the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Tensnake and Claptone.

Why: Lauded for his ability to ‘play across a wide range of musical genres’, he’s almost cracked the market currently dominated by 80s mix-tapes.


8) Festival of Fire

14th September

What: The Festival of Fire Spectacular is coming to Redcliffe Showgrounds. It’s going to be one crazy, explosive, family spectacular featuring monster truck action, roly poly comedy car acts, Syco Sam the unbelievable upside down truck, Insane Hellraisers Stunt action, and the biggest ever fire and light fireworks show.

Why:…so much danger…so much easy to lose your whiny little incontinent life-sapping obligations in the chaos.


7) Gin Discovery

14th September

What: Whether you’re an experienced juniper junkie or new to the world of gin, sit down with Dutch Courage & enhance your appreciation of this amazing spirit.

Why: Nothing so effectively evokes the image of ‘enhanced appreciation’ as downing a substance that smells like an industrial paint thinner.


6) Totty (Live)

13th September

What: Finishing up their sold out national tour supporting scene stirrers SKEGGS last Saturday, Totty will be bringing the same rapturous performances they brought on tour this month to their own shows. In contrast to their usual raucous tracks, ‘Lucky’ is a standout. Slower than expected its still replete with grungy guitar and head thumping drums – it’s sure to be a crowd favourite. Come experience this female-fronted surf punk trio live.

Why: A band so punk that their recent music video featured a woman on a toilet and a millennial with a steady job. Scandalous.


5) Whiskey Flights

10th September

What: Delve into the wonderful world of whisky and experience the unique flavour varieties and profiles of 4 different whiskeys, with an in depth conversation covering production techniques, and the journey from grain to glass. Includes several rare and sold out products.

Why: Unfortunately they’ll not be providing a sober sense of self-worth. That’s a rarity only children and mid-level cultists have access to.


4) Jax Haze (Live)

8th September

What: Jax Haze is a solo musician from the Gold Coast who has been captivating audiences with his powerful vocals, intricate fretwork and poetic lyrical style. This soulful crooner has crafted his own unique, smooth, bluesy sound and showcases his passionate, raw vibe in every performance.

Why: A talent so unknown that YouTube has not yet monetised his videos. Get in on the ground floor of an investment whose hipster stock is projected to increase exponentially in value.


3) Fine Wine Tasting Brisbane

9th September

What: Come along and meet the people behind some of the most prestigious wine brands in the world. A mammoth event not to be missed where you can taste the wines and also hear the stories from personalities that craft and stand behind some of the worlds most distinctive and fabulous wines. All tastings are included and a Riedel Ouverture Magnum wine glass is your gift on entry, to take home.

Why: You’ll also take home a violently distressed liver and a repulsive sense of superiority.


2) Sweet As Dessert Festival 

14th & 15th September

What: An awesome line-up of Queensland’s best dessert makers will be providing a showground-full of brownies, cheese, chocolate, coffee, cupcakes, doughnuts, gelatos, ice-creams, macarons, marsh mallows, meringues, popsicles, sorbets, waffles and lots more. There will also be savoury street food, live music, pop-up bars, dessert cocktails, kids activities and entertainment.

Why: The hottest ticket to diabetes since Elvis.


1) Brisbane Festival

8th-28th September

What: Boldly Brisbane and gloriously global, the festival shines a spotlight on a packed program of spellbinding shows, provocative performances and illuminating installations that will set the city alight. Queensland’s largest arts and cultural event will host 454 performances of 83 shows, involving over 908 artists from around the world. This year’s theme is based on the (other) three Rs: Revels, Revelations and Romance.

Why: It’s about time they came up with another use for that old phrase. Apple’s replaced basic literacy and numeracy skills and environmental sustainability probably causes autism so we might as well eat, party and screw our way to the sparkling grave.

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