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  • RA RA RUBY ft. In Eyes

    Ra Ra Ruby are an indie pop/rock band from the Gold Coast. The three piece formed in 2015 and have been blending their sound together from a mixture of respective musical backgrounds and interests to produce an upbeat atmosphere and vibrant energy for everyone to dance to that they look forward to sharing with others.

    Support Act - In Eyes
    Formed in the summer of 2014, In Eyes are a three-piece, female-fronted, alternative rock band from The Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Comprised of lead vocalist Rosie Jacobson, and guitarists Luke Hildebrand and Dylan Quigg, In Eyes are heavily influenced by acts such as Tonight Alive, Hands Like Houses, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, and PVRIS.

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    with Canny and Hall +  The Fin and Kelton Show.

    Good times, good laughs, free entry!

    9PM The Fin and Kelton Show
    10PM Canny and Hall

  • Dead Hand Blues & Box Falcon

    A night of Blues Rockin music at Ric's Bar. Dead Hand Blues and Box Falcon's first gig as a 4 piece band! Free entry!

    Box Falcon - 9pm

    Dead Hand Blues - 10 pm

    See you there!

  • Toxic Bears + ROO

  • KB Theory playing at Ric's Bar w/ Chinatown Carpark

    Hear KB Theory pump out their catchy riffs and watch this band showcase the new Brisbane sound. Dylan, Cam, Andrew and Harry have been working on smashing out some new music.

    Also on the bill is Chinatown Carpark, an indie band with their own rock, power-pop sound. If you haven't seen these bands before, now's your chance.

    Doors open at 8pm, FREE ENTRY!
    Come on down and see for yourself what the talk is all about.

  • Mercury Sun EP Release Tour: Venice on Fire and Big Whoops

    Toowoomba band Mercury Sun are touring through June/July to celebrate the release of their second EP 'Generation Why?.' The indie rock quartet are excited to bring their sound back to Brisbane and showcase their new EP on 30th June at Rics Bar.

    After spending much of 2016 in the studio writing and recording songs for their upcoming release, the boys are eager to test their new tunes on fresh ears. The tour will be the first with a new look lineup, featuring Harry Schneider on drums. 'Generation Why?' will be available on June 9th through iTunes, Spotify and CD.

    The band will be supported by fellow Toowoombians Venice on Fire, who will have a brand new single for you all to feast your ears upon. Mercury Sun are also stoked to introduce Big Whoops who have been firing up the Birsbane and Sunny Coast scene with killer tunes and a feel good vibe.

  • Elm Tree Circle & My Official Failure - Alpaca My Shades Tour

    Germany’s up and coming rock band Elm Tree Circle sent their singer Nic down under to embark on his 1st Australian tour supported by and guest drumming for Melbourne grunge duo My Official Failure. With a unique mixture of acoustic tracks to melt the heart and hard hitting garage mosh to get it beating again this tour promises only the best of times.

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  • Elba Lane and Empanic

    Local Brisbane Alt-Rock Acts Elba Lane and Empanic are set to unleash a night of groove at everyone's favourite live music institution Rics Bar.

    The Elbas will again be in the saddle bringing you the fuzzed-up rockin tracks from their new Album Arctic plus a few new ones that have been sitting patiently on the bench.
    Empanic have been gigging all over Brisbane for the past year, preaching their tasty tunes to all who would listen. But where are the bangers when the needy crave them the most? Rics Bar, that's where.

    A little more about the bands...

    --Elba Lane--
    Formed to avoid suburban insanity, Elba Lane’s journey began as basement jams between drummer Mitchell Blyth and lead vocal/guitarist Mitchell Smith. It wasn’t until Kris Griffin and his rolling bass were unleashed that the Elba sound truly matured, belatedly emerging from a 90s alternative music soup. And so, roused from dormancy, a three-piece rock and blues groove monster has been born. If you like propulsive bass lines twisted with fuzzy guitars, smooth vocals and a sweet, sweet groove that’ll have you sinking ever deeper into that couch, these tunes could be for you.

    Empanic are a four-piece alternative rock group from Brisbane, their music a product of years spent learning and experimenting as a band, a convention that has flourished since their time together at primary school. More recently, artists such as Muse, Karnivool, Royal Blood, Radiohead, and Art of Sleeping have influenced their song writing as they construct a layered musical message throughout an ever-evolving repertoire. While the three minute catchy numbers hit hard, the band’s powerful 10 minute epics command audiences to pay attention as their drink goes warm in their hand.

  • Brendan the Bard 'S.S Swann' Single launch w/ Pepper Jane

    Hell. It's about time.
    9PM - Pepper Jane
    10PM - Brendan the Bard

  • YOCH! Bangers Tour - dave.

    we are heading out on tour in suppwe are heading out on tour in support of our latest release 'YOCH! Bangers Vol. 1'

    pre order here:

    local suports to be announced soon!

    YOCHort of our latest release 'YOCH! Bangers Vol. 1'

    pre order here:

    local suports to be announced soon!


  • Mecha Mecha & Rude Rum
    Local bands Mecha Mecha and Rude Rum and turning it up at Ric’s Bar for a Thurs
    day night of Rhythm and Groove ;P
    Bring your friends and some dollars for drinks, and get into the newest sounds of Brisbane! :DDETAILS:
    Thursday the 6th of July
    Music starts at 9:30pm

    Rude Rum – Kicking off @ 9:30pm
    Playing their first ever Brissy gig, Rude Rum are a newly formed Rock Groove original’s band, focusing on good beats and catchy tunes. Crisp guitar and resonant vocals are seasoned with thick bass lines and pounding rhythm; amalgamating into a form of tasty, sonic decadence.
    With a line-up of members who are no strangers to the stage, this band is sure to start the night pumping.

    Mecha Mecha – Kicking off @ 10:30pm
    Neo Classical-Alt rock trio Mecha Mecha, consists of brothers Angelo Webb (Drums) and Walter Webb (various instruments and singer) perform high energy and melodic rock tunes accompanied by the harmonies, violin and bass playing of Isaac Vincent, optimising their live shows to pack a punch and dance floors.

  • 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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