Who’s Playing


  • Creo + Guest

    Four piece indie-rockers, CREO have announced a run of shows in October/November to support the release of their new EP 'Subtitles for X, Y, Z’.  ‘Subtitles For X, Y, Z’ is five hard-hitting tracks of gripping indie-rock - engineered and produced by Nathan Sheehy (Dune Rats, Birds of Tokyo, Bluejuice). Harnessing structure and dynamics with finesse, the band inhabit songs and make them breathe. Walls of intricate guitars meld with strong rhythmic sections and the endearing vocals of front man Jorjee Haman, to deliver a compelling maiden record.  Staying true to their hard work ethic towards touring, the group will yet again traverse the East Coast playing seven shows across QLD, NSW, VIC and ACT, and in the coming weeks will announce additional dates to the run.

    ‘Subtitles For X, Y, Z’ is now available via Spotify, Apple Music, iTune and all other good digital retailers.


  • The Valley's Biggest Halloween Party!

    Ghouls and Boils...
    Get ready for the 4th Annual Valley's Biggest Halloween Party.

    That's right RG's, Rics Bar & Brunswick And Ann will be joining foces yet again this Valley Fiesta to throw another epic Halloween party.

    3 Venues 10 Bars 7 Dance Floors
    Freaky Djs, Devilish Giveaways, Undead Bands, Killer Promotions and more!

    We dare you to Trick or Treat!

  • Jake Hoskins

    Following the release of a single in March, playing at a number of festivals and sharing stages with the likes of The Delta Riggs, Richard Clapton and Toby, Jake Hoskins will release his second EP before hitting the road on a national tour which will see him out soaking up the music scene Australia wide throughout the rest of 2017.

    The EP has 3 studio tracks and 3 live tracks with a mixture of laid back acoustic roots and quirky blues driven alternative rock.

  • PurpleZain and Susannah Cherisse

    PurpleZain is hitting the road in October for the “Fall In Love with PurpleZain Tour." The PurpleZain band will be playing 2 Melbourne dates as well as Brisbane and the Gold Coast between October 6-21.

    On October 2, 2017, PurpleZain will be releasing his new single "Fall in Love" from the upcoming album Supervision II: The Psychopathology of Angelica Deathray.

    Supervision II is the sequel to his 2014 concept album Supervision. The second instalment continues the story of the young Psychiatry Registrar, now a Consultant, as he takes on his most despondent client yet, the aberrantly disturbed Angelica Deathray.

    October 20 at Ric's Cafe PurpleZain will be supported by:

    Susannah Cherisse

  • Elba Lane and Project Jurassic

    Saturday night, the days are getting longer, the nights are getting warmer. Woooyeahhah!!! Come down to Rics Bar and enjoy yourself.

    Elba Lane have been busy working away these past few months and have a few killer new tunes to share with you.

    Joining them will be the charasmatic kids from Project Jurassic. Hailing from the Northern NSW surf town of Lennox Head, Project Jurassic are an up and coming indie rock act which deliver solid bass and drums with tight hooks. Their blistering songs were written to play live and boy do they deliver.

  • Tiarne + Clawmachine

    FREE ENTRY // DOORS 8:30 // 18+

    Tiarne has always had the ability to captivate her audiences with her story-telling lyrics and catchy melodies. Drawing inspiration from chapters of her life, the Brisbane based singer has the ability to turn moments in time into musical art. Her sound takes an unique approach to the indie/pop genre, a result of her vastly eclectic foundation of influences. These influences range from classic artists likes of Johnny Cash, to contemporary singers such as Lorde.

    clawmachine is the kaleidoscopic creation of young new producer, Dylan Lindquist. He keeps up with the progressive state of the music industry by producing works that are an amalgamation of genres, rather than sticking to one domain of sound. The result? A sensory melting pot of indie, electronica, pop and psychedelia.

    Come see both artists hit the Ric's Stage with their bands and have a boogie!

  • Fox n Firkin

    Fox n Firkin hit Rics Bar for the first time in too long and will be performing 2 sets...... Free entry..... Sunday sesh sorted.

  • Riverfire Afterparty

    30th of September RG's and Ric's Bar is celebrating Riverfire with a special fundraiser for the ChaplainWatch.

    6 Bars, 5 Dancefloors, 3 Bands & 8 DJs.

    Complimentary cocktail platters, Free live entertainment from 2pm, DJs sets from 7pm in Ric's Backyard, Gourmet burgers and share plates available until 10pm.

    Daniel Stoneman RG's Beergarden from 2pm

    Stoker + Guests in Ric's Main Bar from 9pm.

  • Stoker + Dopamine

    We're playing at Rics Bar with Stoker on the 30th of September! Come along, have a few drinks and hear some awesome music.

  • Great Aunt and Byron Short

    Join Great Aunt (Melb) with special guest Byron Short at Rics Bar, for a night of dark and dirty folk, roots, Americana, and blues.

    Entry is free.

    Great Aunt is an alt-folk/Americana group from Melbourne, Australia, rambling a musical line between the plaintive and the joyous. Featuring the talents of Megan Bird (guitar/mandolin/lead vocals) and Chelsea Allen (double bass, backing vocals, percussion), the pair write and sing about love, death, betrayal, second chances, whiskey, and dreams.

    Check out some of their work at:

    Byron Short is a Brisbane-based singer, songwriter and producer, with a life truly dedicated to his music.

    Byron's solo works are packed with a plethora of musical styles, curve balls and exciting surprises. His newest album 'Wounded Beast' is a testament to his idealogy, overflowing with daring choices and instilled with a passion to follow the muse at all costs.

    From Brisbane, Queensland to Nashville, Tennessee and most everywhere in between, Byron has amassed a loyal following through hard work and steadfastness over the last decade of music making.


  • Fugue and Acid Kat

    Fugue and Acid Kat are joining forces to rock Rics bar in the valley. Come down and join us for a Sunday session with some awesome music, cheap drinks and good times.

  • Pin That Puppy + Jerb

    Come see Pin That Puppy play their killer set, live and in your face with special guests, Jerb.

  • Byron Short (Double set)

    See Byron Short in the warm, intimate setting of Ric's Bar in Fortitude Valley as he performs a selection of original music from throughout his career as well as some new songs. Free entry

  • I Said Slag Off! - Whiskey & Speed, NIL & Hang live at Rics Bar

    Punx, rockers, metalheads, grungers, hipsters, club rats, suits...we don't care who you are or what you like, come and check your rock n' roll fix!

    A hell of a show is coming to Rics Bar on April 28!

    After miraculously still being allowed to enter the venue, Whiskey & Speedreturn to bring there grungy punk groove and maniacal stage show back to this Valley staple...first few rows may get wet.

    Joining the infamously sexy W&S are No Intelligent Life - N.I.L, while they may not be intelligent there music kicks some serious arse. A melodic mix of Black Sabbath and Nirvana with a very Mudhoney type vibe. These lads are balls to the wall, you know, be careful around the walls so you don't hit 'em in the balls.

    Opening the night are solo folk punk act Hang - Brisbane's answer to Johnny Hobo (he'll either blush or punch me for saying that). Socially and politically charged music, this bloke while suck you in and hit you with some truths...and is certain to piss off any One Nation supporting idiot in earshot. They say never trust a man who plays guitar, so keep that in mind.

    This show is near guarenteed to sell out with the low, low entry price of free.

    Links to the bands pages are up, they all have some music out so get listening and come party at this killer night of rock n' roll and many, many beers!

    Doors at 8pm
    FREE entry

  • Steve P

    Mostly-originals night. Tuesday night in the Valley!!

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