Popular entertainment in Brisbane

Popular entertainment in Brisbane

In 1975 Brisbane's first FM radio station began broadcasting from a studio at the University of Queensland Student Union. 4ZZ (later [http://www.4zzzfm.org.au 4ZZZ] ) became a catalyst for the development of original music in the city. Bands such as The Saints, The Go-Betweens,gerrymander and the boundries, The Riptides and The Laughing Clowns established an ecosystem for alternative music that continues to flourish.

Brisbane's nightlife today is a thriving and varied mix of pubs, clubs, themed bars, and various other venues. There are two main areas of interest: The "city" (CBD) and the "valley" (Fortitude Valley). While the city typically consists of venues catering to those with a more traditional taste in music or atmosphere, the Valley typically offers a drastically different, more cosmopolitan selection of places. The Brisbane City Council has tried to preserve the valley as an entertainment precinct with the introduction of Valley Special Entertainment Precinct [ [http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE:641237349:pc=PC_2273 Valley Special Entertainment Precinct - Brisbane City Council ] ] .

"Following consultation with residents, music venues and commercial business operators within Fortitude Valley, the Valley Special Entertainment Precinct commenced on 1 July 2006. Its introduction is one of the first steps in achieving the aims of the Valley Music Harmony Plan."

The Queen Street Mall in the CBD offers nightclubs and bars, as well as the Conrad Treasury Casino. Nightclubs in the city include Strike Bowling, a nightclub with bowling lanes, and the lounge bar Jade Buddha. More conventional bars include The Victory.

West End, a cosmopolitan suburb about 2km south-west of the CBD, plays host to a wide variety of street dining, music, bars like the [http://www.rumpusroom.com.au Rumpus Room] , the Lychee Lounge, Uber and others.

RSL clubs and local pubs around the suburbs occasionally have live acts.

All kinds of music can be found in Brisbane's thriving live scene, from Dance to Rock, Pop and Hip hop. Most venues are found in the Valley and surrounding areas since the popular Mary St and Brisbane Festival Hall city venues were closed. Notable venues in the Valley include The Troubadour, The Zoo, Rics Cafe, The Arena, The Tivoli, The Step Inn, The Empire Hotel and The Press Club. The Rev closed down in September 2006. The Alley Bar closed down in March 2008.

Most major concerts are held in the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall. Other major events (including raves) are hosted at the RNA Showgrounds (due to its massive size and under-utilization when not hosting the Ekka), the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre near Southbank and more recently, Suncorp Stadium.

Brisbane's live music scene has long been supported by independent record stores such as Rocking Horse Records, Kill the Music and Skinny's Music, and Brisbane music can be seen and heard online at Before Hollywood or Raw Audio - online TV for Brisbane Music.

Notable Brisbanites — popular singers and musicians

Pop -- rock & roll -- jazz -- blues -- Metal


ee also

*Music of Brisbane
*Brisbane Punk Rock

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