WELCOME BACK LIVE MUSIC!
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The launch of The Zoo’s Anti-Social series is centred around embracing change and adapting to new thought process while focusing on and supporting local and grassroots artists.
We are stoked to announce…
CONCRETE SURFERS supported by Dopamine
SESSION 1 Doors 6.30pm
SESSION 1 SET TIMES
7:00pm – 7:20pm: DOPAMINE
7:50pm – 8:35pm: CONCRETE SURFERS
TICKET HOLDERS EXIT BY 8.50pm
SESSION 2 Doors 9.20pm
SESSION 2 SET TIMES
9:50pm – 10:10pm: DOPAMINE
10:40pm – 11:25pm: CONCRETE SURFERS
TICKET HOLDERS EXIT BY 11.50pm
Brisbane’s Concrete Surfers deliver huge walls of fuzz and bass with forward thinking lyrics and an anti-establishment flair.
Brothers Jovi & Jamie Brook (vocals, guitar and drums respectively) paired up with mates Sean Foster (lead guitar) and Trent Courtenay (bass) in high school for what has become a fast-moving trajectory for the group of four kids from the South East Queensland suburbs.
After selling out hometown shows, releasing their sophomore EP ‘My Life On Repeat’ and having already supported heavyweights like Royal Blood (UK), The Cribs (UK), The Jungle Giants, Ruby Fields, WAAX, Ocean Alley, The Gooch Palms and more, Concrete Surfers were invited to join the 2019 BIGSOUND lineup and packed out their official showcase venues with raving reviews.
Concrete Surfers started 2020 with an appearance at Falls Festival in Byron Bay on a line up featuring Vampire Weekend, Halsey, WAAX, Amyl & The Sniffers and more. They followed up this with a last minute hometown headliner show to raise money for the Australian bushfires and sold out the gig in 4 days.
The Music labelled Concrete Surfers as “one of the best rock bands to come out of Queensland in recent memory”and theirlatest single, ‘Shattered Thoughts’ is the perfect, gritty offering ahead of what was a busy end to 2019.
The band is gearing up to release their next single Never Understoodand will be touring the country throughout April with more music, festival appearances and live dates to be announced soon.
Barely controlled noise and fuzz, the clash and clamour of cymbals; all bordering on outbreak, held together by waves of infectious melody and a commanding restraint, always ready to erupt into chaos. Since bursting through the gates of Australia’s Indie Scene in 2016, with their seminal debut ‘Stay In, Do Nothing’, the defining sound of Adelaide’s Horror My Friend has become as unmistakeable as their dizzying live show. As they grew with the release of breakout single, ‘Turned Loose’, Horror My Friend continue this path with ‘Dopamine Waster’, along with the announcement of a double headline-tour with Melbourne’s Rat!Hammock and their joint single release through James Tidswell’s (Violent Soho) Domestic LaLa (Dear Seattle, West Thebarton, etc.) imprint.
Honing a unique, yet evocative sound, reminiscent of 90’s pioneers Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Swirlies; Horror My Friend summon the spirit of alternative rock and shoe gaze, whilst breaking new ground and embedding themselves firmly in the present. Within their relatively short career, Horror My Friend have caused a stir and garnered critical acclaim both nationally and internationally, through a strong commitment to chaotic, yet commanding live shows, touring, along with the strength and maturity of their songwriting, proudly displayed on ‘Dopamine Waster’ and 2019’s breakout single ‘Turned Loose’, along with 2016’s seminal debut album ‘Stay In, Do Nothing’ and 2018’s ‘Home Life.
During this time, Horror My Friend have toured nationally with the likes of Hockey Dad, Gyroscope, The Cribs (UK), Die! Die! Die! (NZ) and Pity Sex (USA), among others, whilst locally supporting Violent Soho, Cold Chisel, The Cribs (UK), Swervedriver (UK) and more. In addition to this, Horror My Friend have performed at festivals such as Groovin’ The Moo, Yours & Owls Festival, Bigsound, Blurst of Times and Poison City Weekender, whilst garnering strong radio and media support nationally and internationally, most notably taking out the coveted spot of a high rotation add to Triple J with ‘Turned Loose’.
Having already erupted into 2019 with ‘Turned Loose’ their debut tour of the UK/Europe, including dates at Groezrock and The Great Escape along with their recent signing to X-Ray Touring, Horror My Friend are set to continue this trajectory with the release of ‘Dopamine Waster’. In a quick (almost) three-minute burst, Gordon touches on mental illness and anxiety, “I suppose it’s about how quickly, the right person can open you up, but how quickly you can close yourself down too – I’ve never thought about vocals and lyrics too much haha, but Josh and I have been trying to put more thought into it – this is a product of that new process”.
Tickets prices are broken down into two parts –
1. The Ticket Price
All money from tickets go directly to the artists.
2. The $40 Minimum Venue Spend
While the capacity of venues remains restricted to 100 people, implementing a minimum spend within the venue affords a small security blanket for the venue and all its employees to be able to open the doors.
$40 of venue credits will be given to ticket holders at the door upon entry
These credits will entitle each ticket holder to a redemption in the venue on the night.
Venue credits can be used for alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages and zoo crew merch.
At all times we will be working within approved COVID SAFE PLANS, Restrictions & guidelines, while trying to preserve an authentic live music experience.
For concerns or queries on safety please reach out to the venue direct for information on our COVID SAFE PLANS and measures for ticket holders, artists and staff.
Photo ID required for entry.