Word on the street #172

A Flocking Good Time

Word on the street #172's the last week of July. That went by quite fast! But don't ya worry folks Brisbane is still dishing up some sweet gigs and even sweeter new entertainment venues! We promise this'll keep you busy until August rolls up!

Up Late | GOMA

Ever watch the movie 'Night At The Museum' and thought to yourself "man I wish I could do that"? Well, do we have some good news for you. GOMA's Up Late program is back this Friday!

Yep, that's right, Up Late returns to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) every Friday night in August with live music from The Herd, Clare Bowditch, Custard, Pub Choir, Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie.

Experience the Gallery's two major winter exhibitions, ‘Quilty’ and ‘Margaret Olley: A Generous Life’, in a relaxed after-dark atmosphere, with the bonus of live music, bars and pop-up performances.

This is a not-to-be-missed event, grab your tickets here.


The country's most advanced radio super studio has officially launched in Brissy and is ready to feed the airwaves with some seriously awesome tunes.

The new, custom-designed, headquarters will house Brisbane's HIT105 and Triple M. With 101 TV screens, 6114 channels of lighting control (did someone say disco?), a staff café worthy of a chef's hat, and the most ‘Queensland Rooftop’ of them ALL – a view-defying entertaining space that looks straight down the legendary Caxton Street to Suncorp Stadium, this place is serving us some serious space envy!

Bel Woods- Aussie Starlet!

If you're looking for some new tunes to listen to, then go give Bel Woods a listen. This Sydney-based Indie pop artist is giving us some killer energetic pop-tunes!

Bitten by the music bug at a young age, this hidden music gem is producing tunes that aren't quick to forget!

Her debut single 'Running' was produced by multi-instrumentalist and Tales In Space’s frontman Luke Bertoz. Check out her debut single 'Running' here, and don't forget to give her some love!

What's Golden | The Tivoli

A brand-spankin-new, 250 person, performance space has opened at the iconic Fortitude Valley venue, The Tivoli, introducing What's Golden, Brisbaneʼs newest intimate live music venue.

What's Golden meets Brisbaneʼs growing appetite for boutique and intimate venues, and will serve as a draw-card for the highest-quality local, national and international artists and acts.

Whether you love old-school music or contemporary and cutting-edge performing arts; whether this is your first time at The Tivoli or your 101st time; Whatʼs Golden celebrates Brisbaneʼs passion for live entertainment in a gorgeous, intimate setting.

Grab your tickets to their launch event here.

Storm Boy | QPAC

This is a stage experience that's certain to sell out and leave audiences truly inspired. Aussie classic Storm Boy is being brought to life with a cast of 28 extraordinary puppets and six acclaimed actors.

A whole menagerie of puppet animals, meticulously created by Dead Puppet Society, will star on stage alongside Ellen Bailey, John Batchelor, Tony Briggs, Emily Burton, Drew Wilson and newcomer Conor Lowe in Tom Holloway’s adaptation of the much-loved classic.

Buy your tickets for the stunning show here.

Wildfire & Pour | The Black Brisbane

This ones for the foodies! Really make the most out of the winter nights by doing something special with someone special. Our hot suggestion to warm yourself up during these cold nights is experiencing Wildfire & Pour.

Experience the fire dome feats, witness Chef Jerome Dalton from Dalton Hospitality cook over a custom made steel fire dome with welding gloves and chains.

Cozy up by the fire with canapés followed by a share plate feast with cheese boards and petit fours to finish, all paired with wines from Neudorf Vineyards.

This is an exclusive event, so grab your tickets before they sell out!

The Yot Club | Brisbane

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not party at the worlds first super yacht entertainment venue, The Yot Club, as they light up the Brisbane River for two unforgettable days!

Head on over to the jetty by the Brisbane Wheel at South Bank and get ready for a killer time.

Tickets are selling fast, so get your crew together NOW to avoid disappointment!

Rupaul's Drag Race

Heads up hunties! The new UK version of the hit series will stream on Stan later this year!

RuPaul Charles, the mother of all drag queens, will act as head judge as he has done for all 11 seasons of the RuPaul’s Drag Race US series since it began in 2008.

He’ll be accompanied on the judging panel by Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr; with other celebrity guest judges to include Andrew Garfield, Maisie Williams, Twiggy, Geri Horner! *insert fangirl screaming here*

So start your engines and get ready to frock!

About the Author

Ysabelle Alesna

Ysabelle Alesna

Out in the beaches of Australia, you can find this charismatic girl laying in the sand with a sangria in one hand and her book in the other. If she's not at the beach, you can catch her on the hunt for the best tacos in Brisbane. She's a sucker for romance or fiction books, but also enjoys her true crime and murder podcasts.