Know what's on the menu? Me-n-U
It's going to a sweaty and delicious week as summer begins to settle in Brisbane. Fire up the group chat and gather up your friends cause you'll definitely want a taste of what Brisbane has to offer this week. Trust us, these new summer menus and foodie destinations will make you happier than an ibis with a hungry jacks chip.
Christmas in the City | What's on in the CBD
While cities across the globe are welcoming in dreary skies and chilly days, Brisbane is gearing up for Christmas our way – a cavalcade of free, festive fun in our gorgeously-warm outdoors. Check out the low down of what's hot this festive season in the CBD. #MerryBrismas
It's a very #MerryBrismas
As soon as you see glittering markets pop-up in the parklands or hear festive fireworks cracking throughout the night sky, you know that Christmas in South Bank has arrived.
Your essential guide to the Brisbane entertainment scene...
The weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot this summer. The Brisbane entertainment scene is heating up (and we're getting hot and heavy just thinking about it!). From Djs, live performances, to a variety of festivals, it's time to kick off those Autumn boots and check out these hot spots for some of Brisbane's sizzling gigs this Summer.
Born To Make History
This one goes out to the movers, the shaker and the mischief makers for well-behaved women rarely make history and well, we were born to make history!
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.
Underground but not out of sight
The sway of the crowd, the bass bouncing off the walls and into your bones, the smell of beer, the sweat, the passion. Welcome to Brisbane’s Underground Music Scene. Welcome to Sonic Masala Fest.
Let me tell you the story of how one drunken night lead to what’s become a safe haven for the underground punk rock scene of Brisbane.
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.
This week we're turning Greek, Pan-Asian, Mexican and everything else in between (including obese) with the wide range of upcoming festivals, openings and events that'll leave us cultured AF. Settle in to a traditional 3 course dinner or cruise the streets of South Bank in search of burgers dripping with flavour - whatever you're up for we promise it'll satisfy those taste buds.
7 Events You HAVE to attend
Brisbane is bursting at the seams this coming month with events that CAN NOT be missed. From iconic local fashion designers to international film festivals, art classes to dessert porn to river cruising, we guarantee there will be no empty spaces on your calendar this June. Here are seven events you don't want to miss!
Paniyiri Greek Festival is just a few zorba steps away...
You may have started to feel the familiar twitching of your nose or the tapping of your toes, because when it's that time of year your body just knows. Its Paniyiri time and we've got a feeling you've got Paniyiri Fever, because so do we.
Get your Zorba-dancin' shoes ready and your eating pants on, because Paniyiri Greek Festival is just a few zorba steps away !The weekend of May 19 and 20 will be a two-day celebration of authentic Greek flavours, faces and culture with free public transport to and from the event!
If you're starting to feel some symptoms, but aren't sure if you've got Paniyiri Fever, have no fear! Here are 10 signs you've got Paniyiri Fever...
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!
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.
Nothin' but good vibes
Are you a foodie, social butterfly or creative being? Perhaps you're all three? This weeks Word On The Street covers everything from crafty workshops to burgers and beer tastings, free festivals and programs designed for those who are ideas-driven. Now's the perfect time to try something new. Who knows, you might surprise yourself and tap into unknown love affairs, hidden talents or discover new hobbies!
We're all in this together
We love Brisbane, not just for its epic eateries and bangin' nightlife but also for its strong sense of community. There's something on every weekend that brings together friends, family, strangers and heck, even pets. From open-invite birthday parties to sharing cheese tasting opinions, our city plays host to some pretty cool events, with their main focus on pleasing the people. If you're into historic to contemporary festivals or are eager to brush up on your cocktail knowledge then read on. Did we mention a Rooftop event with bottomless Aperol Spritz, Chandon sparkling, rose’, beer… oh and delectable charcuterie boards and live DJ beats!? #OMG We've also come up with a few ways to experience new things, along with the opportunity to meet new people! Come live the good life with us...