If you’ve ever bought music on a physical format in Brisbane, you’ve likely been to Rocking Horse Records. For forty years, the CBD establishment has showered the latest and greatest independent and imported releases upon the city, be it on vinyl, cassette, CD or vinyl again.
To pay tribute to a store that been a mainstay of both Adelaide and Albert streets (the former for its first 25 years, and the latter for the last 15), as well as offered employment to seemingly every local artist and aspiring musician, The Triffid is throwing just the kind of concert and party the retailer deserves. Yes, there’ll be live gigs by local legends. Yes, there’ll also be a whole lotta love.
The free part of the proceedings kicks off at 2pm, with Kristy Apps and The Shotgun Shirleys and The Floyd Family Breakdown serving up acoustic beer garden sets. After 5.30pm, you’ll need a ticket to see Last Dinosaurs, The Cairos, ’90s queer folksters ISIS and more, but if any celebratory show is worth flocking to this year, it’s this one.