With so many live gigs on the Gold Coast to choose from, we decided to pick a few from upcoming events and highlight them, for your viewing and listening pleasure. For even more, check out our gig guide.
Vinnie’s Dive ramps it up in October
Local punk bar Vinnies Dive has an epic month of tunes lined up this October, with headline sets by The Decline, Necrot, Amyl and the Sniffers, Get Dead, Wavevom, The Kids, Jacob The Rock Band, Pist Idiots, BLUSSH, Tori Forsyth, Pacific Avenue, and Sleep Talk all ready to tear up the main stage, alongside a bucketload of awesome supports, of course. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events.
Music on the Mountain
The Springbrook Gastronomic and Arts Society is delighted to host the Adiamus String Quartet performing ‘Music On The Mountain’ at one of the most breathtaking lookouts at Springbrook, the Gold Coast hinterland. Experience a near full moon whilst gazing out over views of the rainforest, mountain and distant lights of the Gold Coast city. If that sounds like your kind of night, you’d best jump over to Eventfinda quick smart to grab your tickets, which are very reasonably priced at just $45. Music on the Mountain is a one night only event, taking place on 11 October 2019.
Katch Katchafire at RSL Club Southport
Spotify’s No.3 most streamed New Zealand artist Katchafire are bringing their pacific roots reggae deliciousness back to Australia for their latest tour, bringing Jamaican reggae royalty Jemere Morgan along for the ride at all club shows, plus local acts. They’ll be stopping on the Gold Coast too, hitting up RSL Club Southport on Friday 18 October. Tix via rslclubsouthport.com.au. This is an 18+ Event.
Stories in the key of GC
On October 18, local wordsmiths will weave their tales in amongst a soundscape of live sound designed by songwriter and musician, Fletcher Babb, in Stories in the Key of GC at HOTA, Home of the Arts. In the style of Yarn Storytelling in Brisbane or Moth in New York, Stories in the Key of GC is a celebration of local culture, and the joy of stories. ABC Gold Coast’s Breakfast Show host – who also happens to be Fletcher’s partner – Bern Young, will MC Stories in the Key of GC and use her intellect and warmth to connect and engage audiences attending this unique event. Storytellers include Amy Mac, acclaimed author Tim Baker, Flanno from Hot Tomato, and award-winning writer Lystra Bisshop. Don’t miss Stories in the key of GC when it hits HOTA on Friday 18 October. Tix are just $15 and are available through hota.com.au.
REGURGITATOR: 25 years of being consumed
The ‘Gurge have announced a howler of a tour celebrating their 25th anniversary, and lucky locals will get their chance to catch the beloved Brissie weirdos when they hit up the stage at Kingscliff beach Hotel on 25 October. Warner Music has also announced a 25th compilation ‘Quarter Pounder – 25 years of being consumed: The Warner takeaway.’ Available in CD, silver vinyl and digital format, it’s a perfect meal deal for those who like their old stuff better than their new stuff. Joining the lads will be Japan’s sugar punk power popsters Shonen Knife and their erstwhile compadres The Fauves. So it’ll definitely be a night to catch. Tix available at kingscliffbeachhotel.oztix.com.au.
And if you’re already looking ahead to November…
1927 at Parkwood Tavern
Known for enduring hits such as ‘That’s When I Think of You’, ‘Compulsory Hero’, ‘To Love Me’, ‘Scars’, ‘Don’t Forget Me’, and of course, ‘If I Could’, 1927 are one of the most iconic Australian acts of all time with the five time Platinum selling album ‘…ish’ in 1988, earning the band a number of ARIA awards, a dedicated fanbase along the way and one of the most successful Australian albums of all time. To celebrate the release of their forthcoming ‘Paper Aeroplane EP’ the band will tour Australia for a limited run of shows, popping into the Parkwood Tavern on 16 November. Tickets at Oztix.