In preparation for Australia’s premiere music industry conference and showcase, Bigsound 2014, Speaker TV has hand-picked a list of the best pre-parties and warm-up events in town. Taking place on Tuesday September 9, or rather, the eve of Brisbane’s Big Sound; the three events will celebrate Australia’s wide array of local talent as well as the conference it precedes.
Mushroom x SONOS present Free For All Brisbane (Big Sound 2014 Unofficial party), Tuesday September 9
To promote the launch of Mushroom’s new Spotify app, the record label has teamed up with electronics company SONOS to throw Free For All; an unofficial Big Sound 2014 party at Brisbane’s The Flying Cock. The party will feature live performances from Adelaide Australiana alt-rock act Bad//Dreems, Brisbane based fuzz pop outfit The Creases, Melburnian harmonising six-piece Lurch & Chief as well as blues dabbling singer-songwriter Steve Smyth.
Free For All will also incorporate special SONOS playlists created by a slew of Australian acts including synth pop quintet Clubfeet, electronic outfit City Calm Down, folk quartet Husky, sister-act Stonefield and Sydney-based indie group The Holidays.
True to its name, Free For All will not only be free entry for all who register, but will also include a free supply of Sailor Jerry’s rum and free snacks. The event is 18+ and kicks off at 7.30PM in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. To get yourself on the guestlist register here.
No Sleep ‘Til Wednesday, Tuesday September 9.
Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People (STEP), The Ripe, Good Manners, Sound Doctrine, Cool Accidents and Collarts have teamed up to present No Sleep ‘Til Wednesday, an unofficial Big Sound 2014 pre-party at Brisbane’s Woolly Mammoth. Featuring performances from 90’s inspired synth pop duo Client Liason, Melbourne producer Oscar Key Sung, Banoffee’s wonky blend of synth and R’n’B, I’11S, Melbourne duo and cousins Klo as well as Lucianblomkamp, Lower Spectrum, Yeo and Andre Eremin.
Kicking off at 6.30pm, the warm-up event will also include DJ sets from Gold Fields, Milwaukee Banks, Jeremy Neale and Luen. All those who register will receive free entry and free drinks – to do so, simply RSVP on the Facebook event page here.
Mucho Bravado presents: The night before Big Sound party, Tuesday September 9
Mucho Bravado and Stone & Wood have teamed up to present The Night Before Bigsound pre-party taking place at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge on Tuesday September 9. The evening will feature live performances from folk singer-songwriter Ayla, connoisseurs of loud, house-party tunes The Jensons, experimental electronica producer Billy Fox, Sydney folk outfit Tin Sparrow as well as Little Odessa and Waax.
Kicking off at 7pm the party will also include DJ sets from Everett True vs Edward Guglielmino, Eves, The Furrs and Rolls Bayce. Tickets can be purchased from oztix.
Bigsound 2014 takes place from September 10-12 in Brisbane and will feature a live program bursting with fresh Australian talent including Bad//Dreems, The Murlocs, Deep Sea Arcade, Eves, I’lls and Panama among many others. For more information visit Big Sound.