If you’re looking for a venue that showcases indiepop and rock acts from Brisbane’s local scene, augmented by passing acts from the national scene and beyond, Livespark might just be it. (If that’s your thing, you might also like Waxing Lyrical, a monthly chat session where some Australia’s best musicians talk through their processes and experiences.) Reasoning that a midafternoon matinee was just what Brisbane’s scene crowd needed and furthermore, that if it was free, they might turn up the Powerhouse got together with Mucho Bravado and inaugurated Livespark. A twohour free matinee performance from some of the brightest lights of rock and indiepop, featuring the likes of Neighbour and Sahara Beck? We’ll let the Powerhouse tell you more!
Breeze into the week with a good dose of free live music and industry interviews on Sunday afternoons. Join us at Livespark for an everchanging and eclectic mix of indie, pop, jazz, folk,
alternative country and rock and the odd singalong. Discover new music as well as enjoy the sounds of some of the country’s most experienced musicians. Grab a drink, grab a seat and spend the afternoon in our free and fabulous live music lounge.
Presented in partnership with Mucho Bravado. Every fourth Sunday of the month, Waxing Lyrical invites some of Australia’s most exciting musical talent to talk about their muses, processes and experience working in the music industry on the fourth Sunday of the month. Presented in partnership with QMusic and Sugarrush Records.
29 March 3.30pm Neighbour / Creature Kind
5 April 3.30pm Benjamin James Caldwell / Love Like Hate
12 April 2pm Waxing Lyrical: Michelle Xen / Kahl Wallis (the medics) 3.30pm Livespark: Michelle Xen / Kahl Wallis (the medics)
26 April 3.30pm Sahara Beck / Robbie Miller
3 May 3.30pm Sean Simmons (The Spoils) / Jack Carty
One day Ryan forgot to take his testosterone supplement and it resulted in some emotional feelings which turned into songs. After many years in the successful rock band, Fushia, Ryan Nebauer and some friends have decided to branch out in a new acoustic lowkey folkpop direction.
If you’re looking for the perfect indiepop tunes to end your weekend on a relaxed and happy vibe, David Baker and Zachary Miller’s project Creature Kind has what you need. triple j’s Dom Alessio is a fan, “Queenslanders seem to have a knack for writing sunny, catchy indie pop. Maybe there’s something in the weather? The Sunshine State delivers again.” Brisbane Airport is keeping this event free.
3.30pm First, Third + Fourth Sundays of the month, 2pm Second Sunday of the month (2 hrs)
VENUE: Turbine Platform
ABOUT THE SHOW
How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse? – See our Locations, Directions + Transport page.
Is parking available? – There is limited freeofcharge, allday, onsite car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via Brunswick Street and Oxlade Drive.
Is there food and drink available? – Brisbane Powerhouse has two onsite restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.
See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our First Time Visitors page.
GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR VISIT
See an exhibition. See the world for free with aweinspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and
bottom floors. See what’s on. Take the Generator audio tour Download the free Generator app from the App Store to take an audio tour of Brisbane Powerhouse. Explore untold stories from the days when the Powerhouse was an electricity generator, to its current role as a generator for the arts.
Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.
Lives-park might be the best thing that’s happened to the Brisbane music scene for a long time. For one thing, not every indie-rock fan is 19: Whether you can’t stay out til 2AM because your mum wants you home by 12 or because the babysitter charges double after midnight, a matinee opens the doors for a more diverse audience, which has to be a good thing. And it gets Brisbane even more on the map for its rock and indie-pop scenes!