Whether you’re after secret gigs, mini-festivals or a spot of culture, old chap, we’ve got your covered with our live picks for this month.
Contemporary Melanesian music on show
Melanesian art and culture will be showcased this month to celebrate Papua New Guinea’s Independence weekend. The lineup includes Wantok Musik, George Telek (PNG), Charle Maimarosia (Solomon Islands) and Tio (Vanuatu, pictured). And of course, it wouldn’t be a Melanesian celebration if there wasn’t food involved. There’ll be art and craft too. It all goes down at Redlands Performing Arts Centre on Sunday 17 September at 6.30pm.
A Global day of secret gigs
Amnesty International is partnering with Sofar Sounds to catalyse a global day of music to support the refugee crisis impacting more than 20 million people globally. On just one day – Wednesday 20 September – and happening simultaneously in sixty countries, hundreds of cities worldwide will get their gig on to support refugees. On the Gold Coast, artists Nick Cunningham, Ivey and Kyle Lionhart will be performing in a secret location to play to 100 competition winners. To apply for tickets, just make a donation to Amnesty International via sofarsounds.com/goldcoast.
Scallywags at Shark Bar
Garage Fuzz three piece Los Scallywaggs have formed a rancid reputation for fast paced energetic rock n roll with their live shows considered a must see. Influenced by the Californian garage punk/rock scene created by bands like Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall and Night Beats the band has comfortably woven their sound through punchy drums and fuzzed out guitar. Debut album Illumination Zap, out in October 2016 was met with tremendous applause and since then Los Scallywaggs have played alongside bands like Dune Rats, Gang Of Youths and Dope Lemon. Scallywaggs hit Shark Bar, Miami on 17 September.
Another mini-fest for Shark Bar
Get the calendars warmed up now, Shark Bar hosts another little mini-fest this month and it’s shaping up to be a corker. 23 September 2017 sees Drunk Mums, Pist Idiots and Draggs (with more to be confirmed) take to the beach-side venue.
Shag Rock Loosen Up
About to play their first festival show in America, Brisbane beach-rockers Shag Rock are set to play their biggest shows with dates in Brisbane, Sydney and New York in September and October. Their new album ‘Barefoot’ with single ‘Loosen Up’ are both available via Spotify and Shag Rock will play Miami Marketta on Thursday 14 September.