Top 10 things On in Brisbane this week 15/09/2019
Here come the blues. For once, we’re not referring to hangover-induced depression. Well, not just that.
10) Bedtime Stories
17th, 18th & 19th September
What: Think of the fantastical tales your parents used to read to you in bed when you were a child, and then imagine them coming to life in a secret location. That’s the innovative experience that URLAND, a performance collective from the Netherlands, aims to create for guests at Bedtime Stories in this coming-of-age live radio play performed by Thomas Dudkiewicz. Laugh, squirm and dream along as Bedtime Stories catapults towards its unexpected ending, keeping you on edge from scene to scene.
Why: If your parents were like ours, maybe don’t think about it too hard. There’s nothing particularly fantastical about menopausal depression.
9) Yotto presents Odd One Out
What: Finnish producer, notorious oddball and Anjunadeep mainstay Yotto announced today the launch of his own record label, Odd One Out, a collective dedicated to the eccentric sounds that mirror the artist’s quirky personality and permeation of the electronic music space. A renowned selector, Yotto has lit up dance floors around the world, from Coachella to Printworks and Watergate to Warung. He will next take his talents on a global tour, adding Odd One Out stops to the massive run which includes his biggest shows to date across Australia. Experience him live.
Why: Or as technically alive as someone that has dedicated their existence to electronic music could possibly be. We’re not saying he’s entirely dead inside, but for his life choices to make sense, his internal monologue must be at least 80% comprised of the Dubstep SFX library.
8) Leisure ‘Twister’ Tour
What: Made up of five independently talented and successful members LEISURE are an anomaly in the music industry with an unrestricted clash of modern and retro sound explorations and their over-riding manifesto to keep things LEISURE. Their debut self-titled album was critically acclaimed and has amassed over 65 million streams to date. Slow burners, face-slappers, shoegazers, strut-steppers and midnight moodmakers unite on the living room floor for TWISTER.
Why: A mix of five brilliant ingredients forming a whole. Like a gas tank filled with garlic, chocolate, uranium, Doritos and a puppy. This car’s gonna fly.
7) Oz Comic-Con
What: Oz Comic-Con is back! 2019 will feature exciting multi-genre content from across the spectrum – appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors; gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions; creative workshops and master classes; and hard-to-find, exclusive merchandise from vendors.
Why: Get in on the trend now before it’s entirely overrun by middle-aged men clutching little children’s pink pony dolls. You don’t have much time.
6) Guy Sebastian: Ridin’ With You Tour
21st & 22nd September
What: Australia’s much loved singer, song writer and producer will take audiences on a musical journey spanning his 15 year career that has seen him rise to become one Australia’s most successful male artists. Fans will be treated to a collection of Guy’s globally loved mega hits Battle Scars, Bloodstone and Like A Drum, along with his breathtaking platinum single Before I Go and his brand new soulful and powerful smash hit, Choir.
Why: If you listen real close, you can hear Mark Holden’s ego from beyond the grave crying ‘I’m still here!’.
5) Kasey Chambers: 20th Anniversary of The Captain Tour
What: Twenty years ago Kasey Chambers released her ground-breaking debut album ‘The Captain’. It was a pivotal record that remains the cornerstone of her outstanding career. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Captain, Kasey performs a very special concert, sentimentally reforming her original band, playing songs from The Captain album, alongside a “best of her career set”.
Why: Is she not pretty enough? Is her heart too broken? Did her sense of personal validation peak in the 90s creating a sucking psychological black hole that can only be briefly sated by reliving the days when she was once relevant? Ticketmaster is now accepting donations to her cause.
4) Beer InCider Experience
What: Join the Beer InCider Experience for a fresh-as Aussie music line up, more than 300 beers and ciders pouring from 50+ indie breweries, plus Exclu-Brews, wine & cocktail bars, food trucks & pop up restaurants to tickle your tastebuds, a ping pong arena, handball competition, Brewers Stage chat, Balter Tins of Glory, glitter station, merchandise, Insta-opps galore, games & more.
Why: It’s clever marketing. Even the phrase ‘Beer Festival’ is becoming a less legitimate cover for your chronic addiction. ‘InCider Experience’? Now that screams functionality.
3) Birds Of Tokyo: Good Lord Tour
What: Alt rockers Birds of Tokyo have announced new dates for their September Good Lord Tour. In other good news for the band, ‘Good Lord’ will be certified Gold on next week’s ARIA Singles Chart. The breakup anthem is already one of the most played songs on Australian radio, proving that there’s still some space on the commercial airwaves for electric guitars and real drums.
Why: Somehow unfamiliar with their canon? Imagine every generic indie-alt-rock band. That’s it.
2) Brisbane Festival
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.
1) Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest
What: An Australian Premier Music Festival hosted on a private 100 acre property up in Noosa Hinterland’s beautiful Mary Valley. Escape to the bushland for an adventure-filled weekend of rock blues and roots. With over 150 of Australia’s amazing rock and blues artists performing for three days and nights the calibre of the music is nothing short of incredible. This year’s incredible lineup includes Mungo Jerry, The Badloves, Blue Shaddy, Shaun Kirk, Karen Lee Andrew, The Bay Collective, Kings & Associates, Milan Hendrik Exp, Matty T Wall, Lazy Eve, Southbound Snake Charmers, Sky Eater, Lady Valiant, Zkye Blue, The Moonsets, The Hoochers, Liza Ohlback and many more.
Why: Remember Mungo Jerry? He’s back. And he’s shaved. It truly is a brave new world.
What: Welcome to The Beeries! For the third year, the beer and cider community will gather at the RICC for a huge celebration. It’s the beer industry’s ‘night of nights’ and 300 of the industry and those that make the industry possible – the beer and cider lovers – will be there to enjoy it. Hosted by ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levingston. Enjoy canapes and welcome drinks presented by Aether Brewing and Diablo Ginger Beer, a delicious two-course dinner, a drinks package to rival all drinks packages and live music.
Why: It’s rather impressive how they’ve managed to make an event that genuinely appreciates the cultivation of liquor as an art-form sound like a clique in a homeless shelter.