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Full Power Happy Hour + Black Dog Cat Band + Ghost Mutt = a soothing balm for all your woes. Join us on this Thursday night to end all Thursday nights at The Bearded Lady where we'll break hearts and personal bests. Wear your weekday best and we'll see you on the dance floor mon amie x

$15+bf presale / $20 on the door 

Doors at 7:30


While on the surface the genesis of Full Power Happy Hour seems to trace directly back to the fertile Brisbane punk scene - where for years many of its members shared both bands and stages - it’s heart dates back further, to singer-songwriter Alex Campbell’s early infatuation with the female voices of the ‘60s folk scene. Having stockpiled a growing collection of heartfelt songs which didn’t suit the punk aesthetic of her earlier bands, she pulled together some like-minded friends from both her past bands and immediate circle and together they set out to mould the Full Power Happy Hour aesthetic. The resultant unique melange mixes the intimacy and fragility of folk icons like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez with the ramshackle bonhomie of The Pogues, tempered by a more modern indie-rock sensibility akin to The Clean. Having built a strong hometown following with their heartfelt, high-energy live shows rife with impassioned lyrics, joyful instrumentation and heart-stirring harmonies.


Black Dog Cat Band melds elements of the blues, folk, pop, alternative, indie, rock’n’roll, and country with an unmistakable Australian edge.They will make you laugh and cry, make you dance, they will make you take a long hard look at yourself and appreciate the beauty in the darkness and the light. Sometimes irreverent and funny, sometimes serious and sweet, the songwriting will enthral you, as will the melodies both vocal and instrumental. This is a band that brings together nostalgia and novelty, naivety and nuance to create some really beautiful songs that have audiences ecstatic.


Ghost Mutt spew moody pop rock songs about love, life and existential dread into the universe. With lyrics in both English and Spanish, Ghost Mutt takes sonic inspiration from the likes of Radiohead, Ali Barter, Jack River and The Dandy Warhols - with layered harmonies and spacey guitars interrupted by crunchy distortion and pop hooks. Ghost Mutt are cutting their teeth as a new band in Meanjin while they record their debut album.

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