Tasmanian gig guide | November 24

Back in the day: Superheist as they were in the early 2000s. The band is back with a new frontman.
Back in the day: Superheist as they were in the early 2000s. The band is back with a new frontman.

Here’s a quick look at some of the gigs happening around the state this weekend. Plus, we’ve thrown in a couple of future shows to look forward to.

Hobart band HEART BEACH are launching their new album in a bittersweet gig. It will be the final Hobart show for the band, which is moving to Canada to chase the dream. The Kiss Your Face album tour wraps up on Friday at the Grand Poobah in Hobart. The gig starts at 9pm, and boasts support from The Native Cats, Ghost Drop, and Black Hole Sugar. Entry is $10.

The November edition of Upstairs at The Gunners Arms is set to take off on Friday. This week the showcase will be headlined by DISREPUTE and backed up by Elliot Courtnage, Tiarni Cane, and Trent Buchanan. The doors open at 8.30pm, and entry is $5.

The Brisbane Hotel’s regular heavy metal night TRASH is on again this weekend. It will see Melbourne band ESPIONAGE make the leap over the Strait to show off their recently released Wings of Thunder EP. They will be supported by Tassie’s own TABERAH, plus Taurus, and Sludko. The gig kicks off at 8.30pm.

Launceston legends SLAG QUEENS will launch their debut EP in Hobart this weekend. Sad Things You Find On The Street was recorded in the Slags’ warehouse. They’ll be throwing it out to the public at the Brisbane Hotel on Saturday, from 8pm. They’ll be playing with Ghost Drop, and Disrepute. Entry is $5.

Australian metal legends SUPERHEIST are back. And they’ve got a new singer. It’s been 13 years since we heard from the band, but they’ve relaunched themselves, with former Mammal frontman Ezekiel Ox steering the ship. The band’s new album Ghosts of the Social Dead was released last month. The band is currently touring the country on the Don’t Call It A Comeback tour. They’ll stop into Tassie on Saturday, December 3. You can catch them at the Brisbane Hotel in Hobart. Tickets are available through Oztix.

Launceston’s least-daggy fathers are getting ready to launch their debut CD. THE BAD DAD ORCHESTRA will release their release upon the world at Saint John Craft Beer on Saturday, December 3, from 8pm. They’ll be supported by Jesse Higgs. Entry is $10, or $15 for entry and a CD.