It’s been a cruel summer so to make up for it 4ZZZ is throwing a party to celebrate the end of it! We reckon it’s time to get Autumn Atonal with some of the best acts around Brisbane in 2016 (as well as a few from elsewhere) at The Brightside on March 26th.
Doors at 6:30pm 18+ Only
Following on from their festival performance in Byron Bay, City and Colour will play an intimate show at The Tivoli in Brisbane on Saturday 26th March, something special for his Queensland fans after his last headline performance in Brisbane at the Riverstage and closing the main stage at Splendour in the Grass in 2014.
Green will return to Australia with a swathe of brand new tunes under his belt, with City and Colour’s fifth studio album If I Should Go Before You released earlier this month.
Doors@8pm, 18+ Only
Stalwart Brissy outfit The Jensens are ramping up towards the release of their new EP, Everybody Talks, in a number of weeks, preceding its debut by generously providing us with the premiere airing of their newest jam, Elvis Is Dead!
The track is the first taste for 2016 from The Jensens, who spent 2015 honing their live chops in support of UK indie faves The Vaccines, as well as alongside long-serving local crew Last Dinosaurs. This, in addition to earning some sweet, sweet airplay from triple j for their previous singles Fears and Shark Thunder as they continued the solidly upwards trajectory the group have enjoyed since first coming together in 2013.
The music of Columbia Buffet is radio-ready and plugged directly into the power of punk infused pop music. Their new songs, Tough Guys Don’t Dance and Everything Small (is just a small version of something big), are fine examples of how intense rock music deserves to be married with the sugary sweetness of bubblegum pop. Both songs have that Everlong glide to them and are soaked in summertime romance.
Surf, beer and music is Shag Rock’s go. Started in 2012 at high school, they released an independent EP, Little Primitive, in 2014. Shag Rock was signed to Ian Haug’s (Powderfinger and The Church) label Airlock Records in early 2015. They released their successful self-titled mini-album in April this year, with the single Champagne hitting the national airwaves.
Pat Tierney grew up in a small coastal village on a feast of folk, blues and reggae music. He picked up the lap slide guitar at the age of 16 and began to slowly craft his musical journey and sound into an eclectic and unique style.
Pat has two EP releases and a new album and his engaging and soulful live show has been seen up and down the east coast.
This performance is part of City Sounds, which presents free live music at South Bank Parklands every Saturday from 3-8pm. The venue and artists change each week, so there’s always something new to enjoy
Ryan Nebauer is a Brisbane boy constructing songs under the name Neighbour. Following his previous stint in Brisbane rock band Fushia to debuting Neighbour in late 2013 with the acoustically driven EP Note To Self, he’s back to begin a new outpour of songs. Mixing elements of folk-acoustic singalong ballads with keyboards and drums, Neighbour is a vivid mix of sounds brought to you with passion and character.
Along with a few talented friends to create a full live band, Neighbour has been fortunate enough to perform to many audiences since the release of Note To Self, sharing stages with the likes of Bluejuice, Beautiful Girls, The Cairos, Thelma Plum, Ash Grunwald, Sahara Beck & Eves The Behavior just to name a few.
This performance is part of City Sounds, which presents free live music at South Bank Parklands every Saturday from 3-8pm. The venue and artists change each week, so there’s always something new to enjoy.
The past few months have seen Aquila Young touring constantly, playing local festivals including Brisbane Festival, Bleach and Glow, touring alongside MT Warning, and on the road in light of the release of her debut single Vagabond. By simply observing the world around her, Aquila Young instinctively translates both the tangible and intangible into sound.
Leftover Crack remains one of the more mysterious collectives in the punk rock universe. Fueled by a chaotic mixture of self-medication and an urgent sense of political purpose, this NYC 5-piece has continued to bring the world “That Crack Rock Steady Beat” ever since the demise of the legendary all-squat-all-stars Choking Victim.
Academy Award and Grammy winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, will take the stage to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like Come to My Window, I’m The Only One, Bring Me Some Water, Like the Way I Do and I Want To Come Over.
Known for her iconic raspy, smoky vocals, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence; Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs.
7pm, $15 at Door, 18+ Only
Presented by Metal of Honor & Metal Evilution
Metal of Honor is very pleased to announce that in March the incredible DARKER HALF make their return to Brisbane’s shores. Their amazing dose of high intesity power thrash will tear you apart!
GET YA SKATES ON LADIES AND GENTS, The Con & The Liar are here for one helluva show Saturday the 26th of March
Offering a three-pronged blues-rock musical attack, TCATL negotiate punchy revved up percussion, howlin’ vocals and bossy, driving guitar hooks; delivering sonic knock-out blows and diabolical demands to shake your hips.2016 will see The Con and The Liar pack up their live set to introduce their specific brand of old fashioned, blues-infused rock’n’roll to the East Coast for the release of “Drummers and Lovers”
This show is set to rock the socks off everyone at The Lodge