Gigs April 20-22
James and the Giant Peach. Photo: Supplied
Yacht Club DJs with Hunting Grounds @ Academy, Civic, Friday 8pm
The Yacht Club DJs take on the mash-up genre and their explosive concoction of classic pop, metal, theme songs and anything in-between is a testament to their knowledge of back catalogues as well as Guy's constant desire to forage the Internet for hidden gems to get the crowd moving. Adding to the horror party will be the Yacht Club DJs' hometown friends, Hunting Grounds. The six-piece with a rambunctious attitude will rival the Yacht Club DJs as to who can turn the dance floor into a riot. For those looking to keep the party going after Ice Cube last night, Academy is definitely the place to be.
Shannon Noll @ Canberra Southern Cross Club Events Centre, Friday 8pm
The jury’s might be out on whether Shannon Noll is a credible force in Australian pop music, but his popularity is beyond dispute. The crooner from Condobolin hit’s Canberra tonight, performing a mixture of old, really old, borrowed and occasionally new material including new single ‘My Place In The Line.’ A good one to bring mum to.
Cracked Actor EP Launch @ White Eagle Polish Club, Friday
Experimental local super group Cracked Actor launch EP Solar Driftwood tonight at O’Connor’s Polish Club, with special support from Chris Finnigan, Reuben Ingall, Elisha Bones, and mornings. BMA’s Sophia McDonald gave the EP five stars, “comparable to big names like Radiohead and Portishead.” In pretty big company, then.
DZ Deathrays @ Transit Bar, Saturday, 8pm
Scungy Brisbane thrash-pop duo DZ Deathrays hit Transit Bar Saturday night, fresh from their stadium tour with Foo Fighters. Those looking for noisy irreverence, aggressive live energy, and an ironically dressed audience should look no further. With support from Queenland’s Velociraptor.
Last Dinosaurs @ Transit Bar, Sunday, 8pm
Brisbane-based Last Dinosaurs have been working hard for the last few years, establishing themselves as a credible force in Australian indie rock and delivering super-tight, super-bouncy pop in live venues across Australia. Picked up by Triple J Unearthed, they enjoyed tours with the likes of Foals and Papa Vs. Pretty. They headline Transit on Sunday night, with support from Millions and Griswolds.