While Gold Coast prepares for its biggest festival season ever, some of the city’s venues are also gearing up for a rather large year of music programming.
As one of the longest running venues on the Gold Coast, Soundlounge continues to deliver an incredible diversity of genres across the first few months of 2018. Everything from metalcore to country, curated tributes and all-time Australian chart-toppers will pass through the venue in coming months.
Wild Marmalade kick off the year with their original and high-energy didgeridoo and drum beats before Byron Bay’s In Hearts Wake pass through to deliver a completely different experience – what they call conscious heavy metal – a sound that lives firmly within the lineage of Australian hardcore.
February sees a banging’ lineup of artists including Karl S Wlliams and Danny Widdicombe who will perform alongside Taylor and Sunrose to celebrate the music of Neil Young. Gangajang hit the stage 16 February and Golden Guitar Award nominee and Gold Coast favourite Casey Barnes stops in the very next night for a much-anticipated hometown show.
Hussy Hicks will launch their new album ‘On the Boundaries’ at Soundlounge on 23 March. The duo and their band have just returned to the Gold Coast after an epic tour of the USA and Blank readers would know their hometown shows are always incredible.
But probably the most-anticipated show of the lot is a visit from The Whitlams for their 25th anniversary tour. The internationally acclaimed band is bringing their classic four-piece configuration to the Soundlounge as part of a pub tour that follows their 2017 orchestra tour which sold out concert halls in capital cities.
“We are looking forward to eight weeks straight and delving deep into the catalogue,” said Tim Freedman.
“We are going to prepare some rarely played album cuts from the first two albums ‘Introducing’ and ‘Undeniably’ and I’m sure they’ll suit the pubs as well as they did 25 years ago.”
Alex Lloyd and Deborah Conway will open for The Whitlams when they hit the Gold Coast, 31 May.
For more Soundlounge gigs visit soundlounge.com.au.
Soundlounge in early 2018
12 January – Wild Marmalade
20 January – In Hearts Wake
9 February – Celebrating Neil Young: Karl S Williams, Danny Widdicombe + more
16 February – Gangajang
17 February – Casey Barnes
23 March – Hussy Hicks
31 May – The Whitlams 25th anniversary tour