Brisbane's Best Venues For Up-And-Coming Bands
Adrien Van Bruinessen | On 02, Feb 2015
Everyone loves a good gig, and there is nothing quite as exciting as hearing a new band for the first time. Feast your eardrums and get yourself down to these rocking Brisbane venues, whereÂ you are sure to discoverÂ your new favourite band, and possibly the next big thing in the music industry. Check them out before everyone else does.
The Flying Cock: 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
The Tempo Hotel hasÂ had a facelift, but you can still expect to hear heavy riffs and impressive vocals from insideÂ The Flying CockÂ on your weekend walk through the Valley. With a fresh new look and passionate young owners, this place is pumping with new bands on the regular, especially talented locals. If you love new music and want to have a rocking night while supporting local musicians,Â The Flying CockÂ is a sure thing.
Don’t miss UBERfest 2015 atÂ The Flying Cock,Â on Sunday 8th February, where you can enjoy an entire day of underground rockers. For more information head to the Flying Cock website.
The Boundary Hotel: 137 Boundary St, Brisbane
If you enjoy a good jam (and not the strawberry kind),Â The Boundary HotelÂ is open to one and all on theirÂ Jam Night Wednesdays. HostingÂ open mic nights, providing all the equipment and offering plenty of booze for a little extra courage, you have the option of appreciating strangers’ musical abilities as well as putting your own on display. If you don’t like what you’re hearing, get up and show them how it’s done yourself.
Jam Night Wednesdays are held every Wednesday from 7pm and are free to attend. For more info, contact:Â firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Bear Lodge: Level One, 322 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
This quirky joint has housed many up-and-coming bands, offering a supportive venue to house emerging artists’Â single and EP launches. You can find talented musicians of all ages and genres here, which makes for fresh and interestingÂ gigs. Black Bear Lodge keeps you in the know with their monthly calendar of upcoming gigs.
Check it their event calendarÂ to keep in the know.
If you’re tired of the repetitive dribble that you keep hearing on the radio and you’re looking for something new and unique to tap your foot to, visit these venues and fall in love with the unknown talent Brisbane has to offer. When they’re big and famous, you’ll be able to say you knew them “when”.
Image Credits: The Flying Cock, The Boundary Hotel and Black Bear Lodge’s official Facebook pages.