Let The Good Times Roll
We are heading towards the end of the year at a fast neck speed. Now more than ever it is important that we make the most of our precious weekends before our calendars fill up with festive commitments. Each year in Brisbane it feels like our blockbuster Events just gets bigger and bigger. This year is already is delivering a mammoth line up of world-class art exhibitions, live theatre, immersive festivals and more. here are a few to get you through to summer.
Back In Australia, Fresh From Europe
After 15 years in the music game, The Cat Empire are more exuberant than ever. They are fresh from a summer in Europe, and armed with an album’s worth of new material (being released single by single each month, until the full album drop in 2019), and ready to dance their way around Australia once again. We caught up with frontman Felix Riebl to discuss all things Empire.
The Write Stuff : writers, thinkers and opinion makers!
Brisbane Writers Festival will feature over 140 local, Australian and internationally renowned writers, thinkers and opinion makers. Now in its 56th year, BWF has always explored the big ideas – this year is no exception as BWF will encourage their writers and audiences to try to answer the pressing question; “what the world needs now?”.
Queensland Theatre Reveals a Record Breaking 2019 Lineup
Queensland Theatre has unveiled their 2019 season and it’s set to be the most urgent, ambitious and entertaining season yet. After a ripper couple of years as the fastest growing performing arts company in the country, the company is achieving unprecedented levels of success in the form of touring shows as well as creating Queensland exclusives that are sure to be the envy of the rest of the country’s culture vultures.
Soak it up
Everywhere you go, this city is bursting with talent. There's the local musos, chefs, artists and designers of every kind, you've got emergency service personal, builders, hairdressers, writers, barista's (low-key lifesavers) and the list goes on and on. We have an appreciation for those who do, what we can't. This week's Word On The Street is full of flavour & life. From enjoying tasty new bites created by hardworking chefs to being completely in awe of some of the city's most talented performers. Take the time to really enjoy the present, those feelings of satisfaction won't stick around for long so relish in the moment (no matter how big or small)!
Local Bands | Meet Amy Sheppard
You might already know them from their debut studio album, ‘Bombs Away’, peaking at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart, or heard about their second single, "Geronimo", which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified 5× platinum. It's none other than our fave local band, Sheppard! The indie pop band was formed in 2009 from our very own city here in Brisbane, Australia, consisting of George Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, Emma Sheppard and Jay Bovino, Michael Butler and Dean Gordon.
In 2018, the band went back to their roots and made most of the second album ‘Watching The Sky’ at home in Brisbane. With their efforts paying off, they were rewarded with their second album landing at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The band has been busy refining their identity and defining what they represent in the Australian music scene aiming to leave a unique footprint on the Australian music industry while doing so. Get to know 27-year-old Amy Sheppard, the middle sibling of older brother George and younger sister Emma.
A one-night-stand you won't regret in the morning.
The year is sure flying by now that we're almost in August! Although we're more than halfway through the year the events definitely don't stop coming! We've curated the ultimate list of events for you that you NEED to attend this month. Not to mention that if you don't attend, it could cause serious FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). It's a one-night-stand you won't regret in the morning. Don't say we didn't warn you!
Sip Sip Hooray
Doo-Bop Jazz Bar opened its doors to Brisbane in 2017, bringing with it an electric sound of new age jazz and a selection of soulful crooners to it’s stage.
The venue has been buzzing with a variety of jazz musicians ranging from local to international acts. Now reaching its first birthday, the musical proprietor is ready to celebrate with the very best of jazz and soul by hosting a 12-hour live long jazz session featuring some of the best and brightest Brisbane has to offer on Friday 22nd June.
Winter is gonna be lit.
Winter is coming, but this winter in Brisbane is gonna be lit, baby!
These are 6 of the hottest events happening this month to keep you warm this winter.
You're pretty damn cool Brisbane
During the cooler months, some of us choose to hibernate while others choose to rug up, get out and milk this glorious city for all it's worth. If you're a pigeon like us, you love to spread your wings and fly high! Rain, hail or shine, exploring every nook and cranny on the grid is totally our thing. We're a lucky flock of birds as Brisbane is always producing new and exciting things for us to see and do. Local is lovely and this week there are plenty of lovely things us locals can do - how does feasting on copious amounts of dessert and cheese or indulging in a little retail therapy sound?
Local Artists | Nadine Sawyer
Gaze upon the colourful and wondrous works of Nadine Sawyer. Her artistic creations will be on display at the Best of Brisbane Style & Market this 7th-10th of June at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. You'll have no trouble finding some new decorations for your house with Nadine Sawyer's collection so be sure to check it out!
A guide to the festive month of May
Mayday, Mayday, we're fast approaching the half way mark in 2018 #shriek! The year has gone quicker than the bar line at happy hour on a Friday afternoon. It must be because we've been having so much fun bopping around the city, right? As we close in on the middle of the year we thought, what better way to ease ourselves over the hump than to hit Brisbane's hottest festivals headlining throughout May. From full-blown foodie events to ritzy carnivals, showstopping street performances and festivals dedicated to the fabulous queer folk. So, sharpen those pencils and get ready for a jam-packed schedule in the month of May!
Fun, Fruity & Festive
Come one, come all. Brisbane's social scene is colourful AF over the next few weeks and we've got the inside scoop on where to go and what to do. From fancy pants carnivals to releasing your inner carnivore - we've got it covered. Spice up your fitness life in West End or strut down to the Powerhouse and watch a queer beauty pageant. Sip on champas trackside or stuff yourself silly at a dedicated meat festival. Keep it casual or glam it up. Whatever you're feeling, there's something suited to you! Round up the squad and get ready to have a fabulous time..
What's open on ANZAC Day in Brisbane...
Here’s who’s open on ANZAC Day this year.
We’ve got your day planned, from breakfast to dinner to everything in between and after.
For the fun foodies..
From Ireland to America and back to Australia, this weeks Word On The Street fly's us here, there and everywhere, only stopping to stuff our beaks. As you probably know, we're completely food obsessed and plan our lives around when and where to have our next meal. We're taking our taste buds on a mini vaycay throughout the duration of March and April, indulging in the best bites from Europe, the U.S and of course, Australia. Jump on board and join us on our next culinary journey..