Another weekend, another few fun filled days packed with a tonne of great local gigs to check out. Live music is a culture well worth getting behind. So unless you’re agoraphobic, it’s time to get your ass off the couch and get down to a show or two. Here are 5 we’ve picked out of the Happy Gig Guide, to make your life that much better. Remember, if you’re a muso and want to be in the Gig Guide all you have to do is register with Songkick.
It’s time to rock and / or roll people. Why bother sitting inside when there’s glorious music to hear? Here are 5 from the Happy Gig Guide you need to check out.
Safia – Chinese Laundry, Friday 28 August
The Safia gang have headed out on their final tour of the year following the release of their latest soulful, synth-pop smash Embracing Me. From what we can tell it’s gonna be a long time between drinks after this tour wraps up, so be sure to get in there quick for all the embracing action.
Grenadiers – Ding Dong Lounge, Friday 28 August
Grenadiers have quickly become one of the must-see rock band in the country. Considering how many quality rock bands we have (hundreds people, hundreds) that’s a pretty big deal. These boys are one of the most intense and hard rocking bands around. If there’s one thing you want to do to let loose at the end of the week then it’s to get sweaty with Grenadiers. Maybe they’ll slip this beauty into their set.
Regurgitator – The Zoo, August 28
There is nothing else we need to say. Regurgitator are on tour people, and if that doesn’t make you wet your pants a little in excitement then there is something wrong with you.
Hiatus Kaiyote – Friday, August 28
Is there anything not to love about these guys? Hiatus Kaiyote have been kicking some serious goals as of late, their album Choose Your Weapon still going strong. And why wouldn’t it?
Born Lion – Saturday, Phoenix Bar, August 29
Another gem of a rock band, Born Lion are set to tear it up across the country following the release of their blistering debut album Final Words. Contrary to the album title, the band have plenty to say. So if you find yourself in our nation’s capital tonight pop into Phoenix bar and get a little sweaty.