Top 10 things On in Brisbane this week 27/10/2019
This week’s sickening. Alcohol is necessary and it has its after-effects.
10) Lil Sick Live
What: Lil Sick seemingly came out of nowhere. He has a unique sound and an Instagram flooded with designer clothing and expensive ‘flex’s’. Some have compared him to the ‘6ix9ine’ or ‘lil Pump’ of Aus Rap, with tracks like ‘YSOSICK’, ‘Sick Carnt’ and ‘Weetbix Kids’. He calls himself “The sickest rapper in Australia”, his debut album ‘YSOSICK’ reached number 2 on the Australian iTunes Charts.
Why: He seems like a delightful young man.
9) A Darling Affair
What: A Darling Affair is Queensland’s refreshing alternative to the traditional bridal fair. It’s the ultimate fun filled, inspiring, creative and cool wedding fair that showcases a handpicked collection of sought after vendors in the wedding industry. Not only is A Darling Affair the perfect outlet for creative couples to gain inspiration from unique vendors but a perfect way to sip on a sparkling, eat great food and listen to music, all while planning your wedding!
Why: Fifteen bucks, all-you-can-drink amidst a bunch of people unaware they’re staring down the barrel of their doom. It’s gonna be fun.
8) Halloween Ball
What: Harry K Productions & Fluffy are excited to present the return of Brisbane’s biggest Halloween Ball for another creepy and kooky night, starring Kryptonite’s Freak Circus, Fluffy Allstars and The Runway Movement.
Why: Have you ever stared at the massive, scarred liver of a functioning alcoholic? It’s pretty kooky too.
7) Fleshgod Apocalypse Live
What: Fleshgod Apocalypse is an Italian symphonic death metal band. Formed in 2007, the group resides in Perugia and are currently signed to Nuclear Blast. They have released five full-length albums, most recently Veleno. Come experience their hell live.
Why: Shirk the conventional Halloween party. What you experience here will spark a fear that you will be unable to wipe from your conscious or subconscious mind.
6) Eliza & The Delusionals
What: Eliza & The Delusionals are one of the most exciting groups to emerge from the Gold Coast. Led by frontwoman Eliza Klatt, the band have been making waves since their inception in early 2015, with a sound that has been likened to that of Catfish & The Bottlemen and Alex Lahey. Experience them live.
Why: Luckily for them, they’re all very white. So no matter how delusional they are, they’ll be treated with sympathy and adequate healthcare and will not, as a result of their disorders, ever have to see the inside of a jail cell. Unless it’s in an abandoned prison as part of a secret hipster pop-up performance.
5) Katie Noonan: The Glad Tomorrow Tour
What: The Glad Tomorrow brings together the searing poetry of Oodgeroo Noonuccal, ten Australian composers, Katie Noonan’s unmistakable voice and musicality, and the mastery of the Australian String Quartet. Setting Noonuccal’s uniquely Australian poetry to music, Katie Noonan has commissioned ten stellar Australian composers to create a captivating song cycle.
Why: Your grandmother’s favourite ‘new’ musician. Before your grandmother realised Katie Noonan is racially progressive.
4) Australia Independent Film Festival: After Dark
What: It’ll get saucy, scary and a little bit different – AIFF presents ‘After Dark.’ AIFF19’s adults only screening has films that they have to show, but also let you know – you’ll need to find a babysitter. Come and enjoy a drink at Metro Arts, and have some fun with films from all submission categories, from Australia and beyond.
Why: It’ll be a nice little interlude to, for once, experience simulated horror.
3) The Chemical Brothers: No Geography Tour
What: Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that The Chemical Brothers will bring their No Geography Live 2019 show — widely praised as one of the best in the world — to Australia later this year. No Geography is a return to the conditions that spawned their early hits. Using the equipment with which they recorded the bulk of their first two albums, they found the freedom to create music in a way they hadn’t for years, embracing randomness and jagged edges, building songs around vocal samples like the snatches of dialogue they found in the late ‘60s experimental Dial-A-Poem project.
Why: Finally. An electro band that embraces jagged randomness.
2) Suzi Quatro: It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Tour
What: The “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll” Tour will see Suzi performing her greatest hits such as ‘Can The Can’, ‘48 Crash’, ‘If You Can’t Give Me Love’, ‘She’s In Love With You’ and ‘Devil Gate Drive’. All the hits, unbridled energy, powerhouse vocals, Suzi is a rocker who has perfected her craft over decades of touring, pure rock royalty, the Queen of Rock and Roll.
Why: There’s nothing psychologically discomforting about hearing a 69 year old woman sing, “Let your motor make me heaven bound, hang in, hang on, turn me on”.
1) The Sisters Of Mercy 2019 Tour
What: Led by the haunting voice and visual focus of founding band member Andrew Eldritch, The Sisters Of Mercy’s ingenious and self-proclaimed ‘supercharged industrial psychedelia’ spawned a subculture of underground rock music that gained cult status and has since been cited as a major influence by the likes of Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and My Chemical Romance. In 2019 The Sisters’ fun juggernaut drives on with a little new chrome and a lot of vintage attitude.
Why: Wearing aviators in the rain at night whilst engaging in swordplay. Hey now, hey now now, the 80s were an interesting time to be alive.