Gig Of The Week
Bands: Yo La Tengo, Keep On Dancin's.
Date: Tuesday March 11th, 2014.
Pre-Sale Cost: $50.00 + BF
Door Price: $55.00
Photo ID required for entry
American indie-rock icons Yo La Tengo return to Australia this March for an encore performance of their two set opus: An Evening With Yo La Tengo.
Performed around the world and most recently at Melbourne Festival, An Evening With Yo La Tengo highlights the New Jersey based trio’s huge musical range as explored across their 13 + studio albums and via a variety of nerdish fan-boy / fan-girl cover versions.
If the first set was about Yo La Tengo's songs, the second bracket was an extended jam session. Sugarcube and an electric version of Ohm built to a crescendo as Kaplan elicited a vast array of freakish sounds from his battered electric guitar. Mr Tough provided a brief foray into bubblegum pop while a cover of the Velvet Underground's I Heard Her Call My Name was homage to that band's perennial relevance. – THE AUSTRALIAN.
Supported by Keep On Dancin's.
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 Yo La Tengo on Tuesday 11.03.14.
Email email@example.com with the subject 'Weekly Website Giveaway'.
Include your full name, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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