Gig Of The Week
Bands: Underground Lovers, Silver Sircus.
Date: May 25th, 2013.
Pre-Sale Cost: $18.00 + BF
Door Price: $22.00
Photo ID required for entry
Celebrating the release of their first new album in 14 years, seminal dream pop outfit Underground Lovers will debut their seventh full length album, ‘Weekend’ via a series of exclusive shows across the East Coast starting in their hometown of Melbourne on April 20th.
The album title, a nod to Jean Luc Godard’s agitprop 60’s masterpiece of the same name, takes its listeners on a musical journey of exquisite tension and propulsive rhythms to a place you never want to leave. A combination of distinctive guitar, dance loops, ethereal vocals and introspective lyrics produce the unusual pop / rock songs and atmospheric dance music that is the first album in some years from Underground Lovers.
Be the first to witness 'Weekend' come alive when the original line up of Vincent Giarusso, Glenn Bennie, Maurice Argiro, Richard Andrew, Phillipa Nihill are joined by Emma Bortignon on second bass for a series of special ‘Weekend’ album launches across the East Coast.
Supported by Silver Sircus.
For the uninitiated, The Zoo is Brisbanes' most long standing live music venue/nightclub.
We cater to the more independant end of the musical spectrum, and are open Wednesdays - Saturdays, and some Sundays. In any week you could see anything from beats, hip hop, jazz, rock, and pop to acoustic, folk, dub and reggae.
Depending on which direction you are coming from, there are many public transport options to The Zoo.
Take the train to Fortitude Valley Station. Walk 50m to Wickham Street, take either Brunswick Street Mall or Warner Street and walk until you reach Ann Street, which runs parallel to Wickham Street. We are located at 711 Ann St, which is directly across the lights from Kathmandu store and the Warner Street Carpark.
If you are coming from the CBD you can take several buses that will pass through Fortitude Valley and are walking distance from The Zoo.
Bus stops located closest to The Zoo are 203 / 204 / 205 (Warner St) and 211 / 202/ 207 / 210 (Brunswick St) and 228/ 229 (Wickham St).
- Everyone is welcome.
- We don't have a dress code.
- You must be over 18 to attend.
- We practice responsible service of alcohol.
- We provide free water.
- We don't serve rum.
- We don't serve double shots.
- We don't have a cloak room.
- We are wheelchair friendly (but please ring ahead to let us know).
- There is a taxi rank located outside.
- McWhirters carpark is located across the road.
- We are a please and thank you venue.
If you are a smoker, you are required to go outside the front of the building and partake there.
B.C.C now has weekend patrols that monitor and fine people who put butts out on the footpath!!! THE FINE IS $200 and they regularly sweep our area.
We do provide 2 bins at the front of the venue to place your butts in, if not you will end up $200 poorer.
Win a Double Pass
We have 2 Double Passes to giveaway for Underground Lovers on Saturday 25.05.13
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Weekly Website Giveaway'. Winners will be chosen at random and notified a few days prior to the event.
No recording or photographic equipment is allowed to be brought into the Zoo.
Please do not record the event unless you have gained permission from the venue and the performing act themselves, this also applies to patron crowd shots as well.
Anyone caught doing so, with out pre arranged consent will have their gear confiscated until the end of the night.
Thank you in advance for your understanding on this issue.
Are you looking for a venue for an event?
The Zoo isn't just about live music, we've also been known to host awards nights, fundraisers, product launches, fashion parades, theatre, design showcases and a whole lot more over the years.
If you've got an idea, we'd love to hear it!
Give Some Back
Thanks again for all those who supported this years events, we are very happy to report that we super cedded last years donations and earnt over $3000 for Brisbane Youth Service.
We have some spare Give Some Back shirts for sale through The Zoo, (If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile cause).
Now you can take a piece of The Zoo home with you! We have t-shirts, hats, caps, stubby holders and zoo lighters.
All for sale during opening hours.
If you're an up and coming Brisbane band looking for your first gig at The Zoo, then get in touch!
We're looking for bands for our weeknight "demo nights". If you are based in Brisbane, over 18 and can bring at least 30 people along to a show at The Zoo then we'd love to hear from you.
Please send us a bio and link to your music and what shows you have coming up and we'll get in touch!
Email us at: email@example.com.
Share this with all your friends and anyone you know who might be interested.
On Saturday 15th December 2012, The Zoo celebrated turning 20 years old.
To coincide with this amazing achievement, Deb Balke (an old Zooie) has published a book that has been made available to purchase which looks back over the 20 years as well as some personal accounts of why The Zoo holds a special place in our hearts.
Available for purchase as an Instant PDF ($9.99) or as a Hardcover, Dust Jacket ($59.99).