Five gigs to get to this weekend: 16-18 September
I LOVE LIFE FESTIVAL
Manning Bar, Sydney, Saturday 17 September; The Triffid, Brisbane, Sunday 18 September
Following a successful debut in 2015, the annual I Love Life mini-festival is back for its second appearance this weekend. Co-curated by Poison City Records and seminal Aussie punk rockers The Smith Street Band, I Love Life promises to be one hell of a party.
This year’s lineup features a range of impressive punk rock acts from Australia and beyond, including The Bennies, High Tension, Pity Sex, The Hard Aches, Camp Cope, Rozwell Kid, Cayetana, Creative Adult, Hostile Objects, and more.
Tickets for both shows are available here.
Here’s the opening track from Camp Cope’s self-titled debut album released earlier this year, which is sure to be sitting atop many people’s Album Of The Year lists come December.
THE BEER INCIDER EXPERIENCE
Albion Park Harness Racing Club, Brisbane, Friday 16 & Saturday 17 September
The Beer Incider experience is, naturally, the place to be for anybody with a taste for … well, beer and cider. Boasting products from 38 independent brewers and cider producers, there will no doubt be something there for everybody.
The festivities begin at 4:30pm today and run until late tomorrow night, so grab your tickets here quick smart!
Here’s a killer tune from Holy Holy in case you needed any more convincing…
SUGAR ARMY “BEAST” ALBUM LAUNCH
Badlands Bar, Perth, Saturday 17 September
The band’s popularity soared upon the release of their first album The Parallels Amongst Ourselves back in 2009, but this time around, they’ve pushed themselves into new areas to create a fresh product.
Tickets are $15 here, or $20 on the door.
Feast your eyes and ears on the clip for Battles, the second song released from Beast.
FOREIGN BROTHERS HIP HOP SHOWCASE
The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, Friday 16 September
Community-based collective Foreign Brothers have conjured up a massive offering of hip hop and jazz at The Gasometer Hotel this Friday night – two stages and over 15 acts await punters for what will be a huge celebration of the beats this town has to offer.
The lineup features ESESE, Man Made Mountain, WVR BVBY, N’Fa Jones, The First Baboon Symphony Orchestra, Big Words, Malesh P, Marcus, Eddie Mac, DJ Danny OSX, Skomes, Chicken Wishbone, Wolves In The Cellar, Sadiva and Given Names.
Tickets are available here and are selling fast.
Get inspired with this slick track by Man Made Mountain…
THE STONECUTTERS FESTIVAL
Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide, Friday 16 & Saturday 17 September
Named in tribute to The Simpsons, Adelaide’s mini rock festival The Stonecutters returns this weekend with a loose lineup featuring the likes of Dune Rats, The Bennies, Alex Lahey, The Hard Aches, The Grenadiers, West Thebarton Brothel Party, Hightime and Rozwell Kid.
Stonecutters launched last year, and featured sets from headliners Bad//Dreems and The Peep Tempel. If there’s any way you can pay tribute to the famously infamous Stonecutters cult, do so, and do it with pride.
Here’s a newish one from Alex Lahey, which comes from her B-Grade University EP which was released earlier this week.