Untapped at the Archive

Local bands lay down the beat against a wall of books

Last month, Archive launched a new venture in partnership with local music shop Audrey’s Music and music industry stalwarts Kitty Kitty Bang Bang. Local Brisbane bands have been given a chance to play original music in a battle of the bands format.

Each Thursday night through until the final on 13 November Archive will rock to the sounds of original music. Bands play a full 45 minute set and the evening gives three bands the stage.

Frist prize is valued at $5,000, with plenty of offer for others too.

Sally Lindenberg of Audrey’s Music said: “We’ve been very impressed with the energy and standard of the bands so far. It’s been great to give people chance to play a full set on a great stage.”

When asked about the suitability of the West End bar Sally added: “The venue is holding up a treat. It really is a good place for the bands to perform. It brings the musicians and crowd together very well”

Maybe it’s all those books on the walls helping with the sound? The presence of plenty of fans and friends is certainly making the sets a fun time for all involved. With many weeks ahead the Thursday night slot seems best spent at Archive Beer on Boundary Street, West End.

For those interested in registering in the competition, contact Sally at Audrey’s Music, Jane Street West End or email sally [at] audreysmusic [dot] com [dot] au

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