Who’s Playing


  • Ruben Reeves

    Direct From Tasmania Ruben Reeves will be Unleashing his brand of Funky Southern Blues and Roots Music onto the unsuspecting hipsters of Rics Bar with none other than local legends Venice on Fire! Doors 8pm entry is free. Be sure to come down for a big ole night of quality entertainment!

  • The Gypsy Scholars

    We are proud to announce that next year we'll be releasing the first single off our forthcoming EP 'Cold Hands' and will be doing a run of shows up and down the East Coast.

    We'll be hitting Brisbane's legendary Ric's Bar on Jan 27 and we couldn't be more excited. This first release is one of five tracks on the EP and it's going to be an outrageous time debuting our new live show for all of you.


    Kelsey Berrington

    Ben Kelly

  • Ric's Triple J Hottest 100 Backyard Party!



    That right, The triple j Hottest 100 has changed dates and Rics Bar is planning the ultimate Hottest 100 Backyard Party!

    The Hottest 100 will be live streaming in the backyard from midday.

    Inflatable pools, beer pong, a mechanical surfboard comp that will see the best surfer win a Coopers vintage esky full of goodies. Also thanks to Coopers, we will have some awesome promos and giveaways happening throughout the day!!!

    Of course, no Backyard Party is complete without a BBQ, and it's FREE!!!

    Spread the word and come join the fun from 12pm!


  • Alfanant

    Ant Mckenna and Alf are the Alt-Folk Country Samaritans bringing fun, awesome tunes and mayhem to venues throughout the land releasing their debut EP with a swag of shows along the East Coast.

    Mandi McIntyre from Woodford Festival says, "When thinking of the quintessential Aus-folk-roots sound, it is hard to go past the good, honest story-telling fun that Alfanant bring to every show they play. Alfanant remind us all why we picked up guitars and started jamming with mates in the first place."

    The recording of "Lucky" is a special story. Instead of the usual hiring of a house on the beach through Air BnB, Alf decided to hire the renowned Brisbane Recording studio "Airlock" to celebrate his 45th year. He enlisted the services of Sound Recording Genius Yanto Browning and invited all of his friends (musically inclined or not) to help celebrate!

    The result was "Lucky"; a four track piece of Alt-Folk/Country Magic!

    From the heartbreaking title track "Lucky" of past losses and loves, the dynamic call to arms of "Comes a Time", the intimate harmonies which take you into the cabin with the truckie as he drives you across the Nullabor in "2 Weeks", to the final tongue in check, singalong-foot stomp of “Your Kind".

    This EP is a moment in time recorded by a couple of journeymen singer-songwriters. If you value quality and something a little bit "out of the box" from your songwriters, AlfanAnt's Lucky EP will not only suffice, it will make you beg for more!

  • Hallie & Ash

    Hallie and Ash will be playing at Ric's Bar on a Tuesday- the dream has become a reality, finally we play a gig together!!

    Set times:
    Ash: 8:30-9:15pm
    Hallie: 9:30-10:15pm

    Thanks all, it's sure to be swell.

  • Peperine (Double Set)

    Come along and enjoy our unique Progressive Pop/Rock sound !! On this occasion we will be the headline act and we will put on a double set of quality music on this January Friday night Rics Bar

  • Little Daniel East Coast Tour

    All the way from Melbourne..Little Daniel’s first East Coast tour!..We’ll be playing some rock n rooool from the debut album & more in a double set at Ric’s Bar in sunny Brisbane! Be there!

  • Pancake Day!

    Brace yourselves! Pancake Day is coming!
    Tuesday the 13th of February we're celebrating Pancake Day with two delicious $8 Pancake Deals. Choose either sweet or savoury, or both!

    Sweet: 2 Pancakes, Maple and ice-cream
    Savoury: 2 Pancakes, Maple & Bacon.

    See you on the 13th of February!!!

  • 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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