Gigs Ahoy! A few treats for music lovers

Here is just a small selection of some of the amazing gigs heading all over the Gold Coast in July and August.

Leopold’s, Rose and Who

It’s a rainbow coloured feast of fabulous women and their bands. The double-header which sees both Leopold’s Treat and Julia Rose launch new releases at the Soundlounge on 22 July is slated as being one of the most cohesive, community-minded celebrations of music this winter! Plus, the tunes are pretty bad-arse to boot. And with Katie Who and Sophie Koop (who makes an appearance on the new Lane Harry x Ike Campbell album) also on the lineup, the bad-arsedness just gets bigger. Tickets via

SAFIA announces Gold Coast set

With 20 million online streams and a triple j Hottest 100 berth for three consecutive years, support slots for Lorde and Disclosure and sets at Groovin the Moo, Splendour and Falls, SAFIA’s new album Internal is highly anticipated. It’s due for release on 9 September and soon after, the band will hit the road for a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Internal was written and self-produced by the band in Canberra and London, before being mixed by Eric J Dubowsky, who has mixed the most recent albums for Flume, Flight Facilities, and Chet Faker. SAFIA hit NightQuarter on 8 October and tickets are on sale 1 July.

A fine and Dandy time at Parkwood

First it was The Cat Empire at Helensvale and now Dandy Warhols have jumped on the northern GC bandwagon with a tour announcement that includes the Parkwood Tavern. Yes, I said Dandy Warhols and Parkwood Tavern in the same sentence. The Dandy’s last Australian tour in 2014 sold out, and that included five shows in Melbourne and two in Perth. They’ll be here on Saturday 30 October and tickets are on sale now.

Grenadiers’ underground tales (pictured)

For those who may be as ignorant as I, Jon Snow is a character in Game of Thrones. South Aussie lads Grenadiers, shared an underground tube ride in London with the actor who plays him, Kit Harrington. It all sounds very underground to me. But what’s not is the fact that Grenandiers are touring with Shihad and are taking a side-trip here to the Goldie to work on their tans. They’re here on Saturday 2 July at Miami Shark Bar with Driven Fear, El Bravo and Kobrakai in support.


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