There’s no denying that we absolutely love live music here in the Mishkah office, it’s a way off life really. Me personally, I enjoy going out anytime from Thursday – Sunday to see and support local bands. It’s satisfying to experience a bands journey; hearing them for the first time, then maybe seeing them in a year or so to find an impressive improvement in sound and performance. Locals ‘Baskervillain’ definitely hit that nail on the head, (for me) they went from a great Brisbane band to a fucking overall insane act that I would love to see on festival line ups all around the world. My point is that there is some serious incredible talent out there that you may (or may not – you know, whatever) be missing out on and although it definitely has a long way to go, Brisbane’s live music scene is getting better by the year – so keep those ears prepped and ready for bliss baby.
I’ve put together a little guide of some stand out Brissy events coming up that I think you all might also be interested in (see bottom of post). One particular event I can’t wait for is boutique festival, Jungle Love. A 2 day BYO (cheering) shenanigan located near the Sunshine Coast, Imbil to be exact! It only started last year but it has built up some great momentum this year with acts like Astro Travellers, Baskervillain, The Belligerents, The Cairos, The Durries (last show), Moses Gunn Collective, Northeast Party House (VIC) and a whole gang of other just as worthy acts! So if you like letting the good times roll, come along – let’s have some fun. Brisbane friends you may have noticed pink bikes around the place with Jungle Love posters attached to them. For an easy double pass, take a snap, upload it to old mate Insta and tag #junglelove15 @junglelovefestival.
All in all, my advice is; go adventure, discover all the amazingness that’s out there and you might honestly surprise yourself with not only what bands you find but also the people you meet.
Nov 8 – The Vaccines (The Triffid, Brisbane QLD)
Nov 13 – UV Boi (Oh Hello, Brisbane QLD)
Nov 14 – Hideous Towns (The Foundry, Brisbane QLD)
Nov 16 – Future Islands (The Triffid, Brisbane QLD)
Nov 19 – Danksgiving (The Brightside, Brisbane QLD)
Nov 21 – Tame Impala (Riverstage, Brisbane QLD)
Nov 27-28 – Jungle Love Festival (Imbil, Sunshine Coast QLD)
Dec 4 -Art of Sleeping (Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD)
Dec 5 – The Belligerents (The Foundry, Brisbane QLD)
Dec 6 – Father John Misty (Max Watt’s, Brisbane QLD)
Dec 6 – Unknown Mortal Orchestra (The Triffid, Brisbane QLD)
Dec 11-12 – Festival of the Sun (Port Macaquarie NSW)
Dec 17 – Mansionair (The Foundry, Brisbane QLD)
Dec 31- Jan 3 – Falls Music Festival (Byron Bay NSW)
Jan 9 – FOMO (Riverstage, Brisbane QLD)
Feb 6 – St. Jerome’s Lanway Festival (Brisbane Showgrounds QLD)
Feb 18 – A$AP Rocky (Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD)
Feb 20 – Mountain Sounds Festival (Mount Penang Parklands NSW)
Mar 24-28 – Bluesfest (Byron Bay NSW)