Looking for live music options this weekend that don’t cost a pretty penny? Well, as is the case each and every weekend in Brisbane, there are plenty of free gigs on offer to satisfy the music loving scrooges of this fair city. It is actually pretty darn sweet how much free music is on offer in Brisbane on any given weekend and here are just a few options well worth considering:
Staged every Sunday in the Turbine Platform at The Powerhouse, the Livespark series feature a wide variety of bands and musicians and the action continues this weekend (July 12) with a diverse double that features the of rock/folk/blues of Asa Broomhall and the instrumental surf sounds of The Wet Fish.
Presented by Triple J’s Sarah Howells, the Triffid Roots sessions take over the Triffid beer garden every Sunday afternoon. This Sunday will celebrate NAIDOC week with a line-up that includes young guitar virtuoso Chris Tamwoy, along with CKNU and Black Smoke.
Part of the Boundary Street Markets, the Motor Room presents free live music each week, with performances on both Friday (July 10) and Saturday (July 11) nights this weekend. Friday will see Sydney hip hop trio Tru Vibenation hit the stage, while a huge double header on Saturday evening will feature Karl S Williams and Queensland Music Awards winner Sahara Beck.
Smack bang in the middle of the city, Brooklyn Standard has free rock, blues, funk and/or soul on offer most nights of the week Friday night’s line-up comprises The Demon Drink and The Phats. On Saturday night, the 52 Pickups and Asabi & The Goodman will take to the stage.
Of course, there are myriad other venues that offer up weekly doses of free live musical entertainment, including the likes of Lefty’s Music Hall and the Milk Factory. Check your local street press, online gig guides or venue websites for the latest information about live music happening across Brisbane.