Brisbane | Gold Coast

GC Word on the Street #46

Eco, Espresso, Entertainment!

GC Word on the Street #46

The hottest combination of vintage, Rock n Roll and chilled out vibes. Spend your nights moshing, your mornings sloshing coffee and your afternoons washing out in the shade. A rustic rug and a good tree can become your best friends as you recharge down at your local market.

Vintage Espresso | Mermaid Beach

Freshly renovated, Vintage Espresso is a space to kick it back a step, escaping the whir of weekday Gold Coast. This hip little hang out is home to the best coastal coffee you’ll find. Sip slowly as cars blur by. Hell, grab breakfast while you’re here. Go classic with eggs benny, or modernise your day with avo and feta mash topped with pistachio dukkah. You can afford to splurge with $2 coffees between 5:45 and 7 am daily.

Fat Albert LIVE | The Coolangatta Hotel

This free live show commemorates Fat Albert’s twelfth year of sweat dripping, crowd crunching, mosh stomping Rock n Roll. The band have shared the stage with Coolio, Wolfmother, Amity Afflication, Karnivool, and a bunch of other local and international legends. Whether you like to mosh, hop, groove, or sit up the back and watch, these dudes have you covered.

Summer Feels Eco Market | Chinderah

With more than 60 stall, food trucks, live music and buskers, this weekend is set to kick off with the Summer Feels Eco Market. Bring your pup and picnic blanket, then vibe out underneath the gumtrees. Take some time to yourself with free yoga sessions and entertainment includes a magician and jumping castle for the children (plus a few wacky adults).

Global Drum Prayer | Burleigh Heads Beach

The group will unite in prayer with Indigenous wisdom keepers broadcast worldwide. Bring your drum, sage, candles and a beach rug to sit on. This prayer is for the purification of hearts and the evolution of peace for future generations.

Vera Blue MENDED Tour | Miami Marketta

Before we go any further, this show is SOLD OUT… and for good reason. This tour follows the release of ‘Private’, scoring more than two million streams worldwide. All three previous Australian headline tours sold out and this time tickets flew out just as fast. ‘Mended’ marks the beginning of a new personal journey for Vera Blue, co-produced by Andy and Thom Mak of Boy and Bear. Go on, get scalping.

About the Author

Jamie-Lee Rowley

Jamie-Lee Rowley

I’m a creative-visualist that loves bees, beers and devouring well-written books. A 70s babe, born in the 90s. I appreciate marmalade skies, write poems exploring female sexuality and equality and walk barefoot along off-beaten tracks. You’ll find me searching through vintage stalls, staring at obscure art, helping out at local markets, crowd surfing at live music events and sampling every acai the coast has to offer. As a certified Nutritional Therapist, I advocate sustainable living in the sun, the salt and the studio, a statue in Warrior II.