Weekend to-do list: June 29-28

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By Kate Smith

Jam packed weekend coming up zedsters! Here’s a little taste of what you can get up to….

Friday evening is a great chance to head to West End and check out the Hi Fi Bar, where Salmonella Dub are celebrating 13 years of touring Australia. Show starts at 9.00pm and tickets are $30.  If that’s not your thing, local boys The Rocketsmiths are playing at Alhambra in the Valley at 8pm (the guys are also doing an all ages show on Sunday afternoon at Valley Studios, so take your little bro/sis etc along to that one.)

If Friday night ends up being a big one, there’s a chance you’ll want to have Saturday morning off… but for the more adventurous, it’s time to get cultured. GoMA has some good exhibitions on at the moment including (ok, I know its a ridiculously long name but…) American Impressionism and Realism: A Landmark Exhibition from the Met.  It gets a bit pricey for adults at $20 (can you guess I’m not entirely swimming in the cash?) but its a good one to see before the Saturday night shenanigans start…

Saturday afternoon/evening there are options! And they are allll 4ZzZ gigs, yes sir!

First option is the next edition of the 4ZzZ Carpark Gig series being held by the kids from At the Local and the Punk Show.  From 2.00pm Steve Towson, The Ordinary’s and Run Pig Run will be making a racket in the carpark at the 4ZzZ studios. Entry is a gold coin donation – its all ages and family friendly! Definately worth checking this event out – the last one attracted an impressive crowd and its set to be even bigger and better this time!

Taterstomp

Taterstomp

But if you’re not into loud-fast-crazy music, 4ZzZ’s Tatterstomp fundraiser is also kicking off at 2pm just down the road at the Jubilee Hotel.  This country, blues and roots and bluegrass gig is being held by the Thunderstorms and Neon Signs fellas.  Entry is $10 for zed subs and $15 for anyone else.  Hear from Eva Popov, Pops and the Murdered Birds, Dick Desert, and Corn Liquor and a whole lot more.

But Oh! The fun does not stop there – Valley Transmission starts at 8pm in the Brunswick St Mall.  This time around the show will feature the Dirty Boys of the Jungle, the Wells, Royal Artillery, Montpelier and the Room.  This is an awesome chance to show your support for the Brisbane music scene and a great way to finish off a Saturday night dedicated to Brissie’s independent music community.

And then there is Sunday… well, as I think I’ve said before, I’m a big fan of a Sunday afternoon chillout session.  Every Sunday the Powerhouse holds a free live music session, Live Spark, from 3.30pm.  This weekend’s artists include Strange Attractors and Drawn from Bees. The perfect way to end a jam-packed weekend.

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