Polo Club, Coolangatta Hotel: Melbourne band combines hip hop and rock for Alpha Beta. (Report, right.) Show at 8pm. Clashing Colours, The Loft, Chevron Island: Local indie-pop band plays live with Nathan Ortado, Sarah Frank, Lane-Harry and Ike Campbell. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $10. Jason Machado, Mandala Organic Arts: Live Brazilian popular music. Show at 6.30pm. Tickets $3. Gavin Doniger, Little Beans: Plays live with Mitchell King, Ellie Hopley and Davina for Nobby’s Originals. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. Multitude: Japanese, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: New multicultural event launches with Multitude: Japanese featuring Wadaiko drumming group Kizuna; Moment of Silence with Singing Rin by Toshiko Matsumoto, traditional Japanese dance by Dancing Mai, live acoustic music by Yuji, Yuya, Atsuya and a traditional Hula by Na Pua. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $10. Thrash Thursdays, Surfers Beergarden: Live metal and punk bands. Zookeepers, Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry. Non Cents Pre-Splendour Party, Elsewhere: Get pumped for Splendour in the Grass with Architect DJs, Sessionkatz, Six Shooter Cahill and Chris Miller. 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.