Live Acoustica, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: This new monthly night features a selection of first-rate acoustic musicians. Resident band 1ism plays live with folk artist Kate Bergman. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $15. Songwriters Circle, The Loft, Chevron Island: Live music from David Aurora, Daniel Parsons and Blake Daymond. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. Jason Machado, Mandala Organic Arts, Mermaid Beach: Live Brazilian popular music. Show at 6.30pm. Tickets $3. Thrash Thursdays, Surfers Beergarden: Live metal and punk bands. Zookeepers, Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry. Bondi Hipsters, Elsewhere: YouTube phenomenons Bondi Hipsters play aDJ set. Six Shooter Cahill and Chris Miller support. SOJA, Coolangatta Hotel: See why SOJA impressed audiences at last weekend’s Byron Bay’s Bluesfest when the eight-piece US group plays a lively reggae sideshow. Show at 8pm. Tickets $35 Sex ’N’ Chocolate, EAST: Live music from local vocal group Sex ’N’ Chocolate for Worship Thursdays Ladies Night. Brazilian Forro Trio, Swingin’ Safari: Classic Brazilian music and Forro dance. Show at 8pm. Tickets $5.