What’s on: Clubbing, gigs and shows...........................
CODEINE Green and XT are using their music as a instrument to inspire people to chase their dreams. The local rap duo has teamed up for a live show tonight and plan on ‘‘reaching out to the people’’. Hailing from one of the Coast’s most successful hip-hop groups, Street Cred Crew, XT helps run a swag of local hip-hop shows. The rapper lends his time for free to give emerging local artists a leg up in the industry. Besides making music, managing events and selfdistributing and promoting, XT manages fellow local artist Codeine Green. Green has had a big impact on the local hip-hop community recently, with his debut release Green With Envy promoting breast cancer awareness. Codeine’s mum is fighting the deadly disease, which inspired the duo to help in any way they can. Tonight the pair will celebrate their efforts with tracks from Codeine Green’s new record and hits from XT’s Duel EP. Chi Chi, Currumbin RSL: Duo plays new and old favourites. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Lesyah, The Vault: Local singer performs jazz, pop and soul. Show at 7pm. Mikal Cronin, Alfred’s Apartment: Garage-punk from US guest Mikal Cronin with surf-rock trio Dead Beat Band. Velvet Martini, Palazzo Versace: Live contemporary jazz from 6.30pm. Free entry. Bodyjar, Coolangatta Hotel: Melbourne punk-rock band plays songs from the past two decades. Luca Brasi support. Show at 8pm. (Report, Page 6.) Tickets $25. Rockhounds, RSL Southport: Live rock ’n’ roll covers. Show at 8pm. Free entry. Fear of Dawn, EAST: A new breed of party boys mix electro house with a side of percussion. Aerial Cirque performers and resident DJs Mister P and Rokwell support. Amber Lawrence and Jason Owen, Twin Towns: Country music star Amber Lawrence is joined by X-Factor 2012 runner-up Jason Owen on tour following the release of their duet Islands in the Stream. Show at 8pm. Tickets $29. Jacques Barrett, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Jacques Barrett performs an encore stand-up gig to headline Comedy in The Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25. Ministry Of Sound Annual Tour, Platinum Nightclub: With Uberjakd and Chardy. Flash and Craig Roberts support. Swagga, Komune: R’n’B and hip hop party featuring The Common Assault Crew. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Codeine Green and XT play Fiddlers Green, Surfers Paradise, tonight.
Lessons with an Argentinian tango master. Show at 7pm. Tickets $10. You’ve Got A Friend, Twin Towns: Elizabeth Lord and Leigh James present a tribute to the singer-songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s in new show You’ve Got A Friend. Show at 10.30am. Tickets $5-$10. Comedy Night, The Vault: RebelFMpresents another stellar line up. Show at 7pm. Voice & Congas, Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. Brazilian Tuesdays, Surfers Beergarden: Brazilian bands play live, joined by Samba dancers. Show from 10pm.
The Altais, Bambu Bar: Live band The Altais are joined by a lineup of other local artists to perform original tunes. Show at 6.30pm. Gold coin donation to artists. Lesyah, The Vault: Local songstress plays jazz, pop and soul. Show at 7pm. Free entry. Air Supply, Jupiters Hotel & Casino: International softrock kings commence their Australian tour on the Gold Coast. The duo play all the favourites for the Hits & Memories Tour. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $79-$119. Improvised, Swingin’ Safari: Hosted by Hanlon brothers Saia, Omar and Ruka, guests create every lyric, beat and groove on the spot. Show at 8pm. Tickets $5. Elbow Skin, PA Bar, Jupiters Hotel & Casino: Melbourne musical comedy duo Elbow Skin deliver an original act with cheeky songs and hilarious sketches. Andrew Nason supports. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. Open Mic Night, The Loft: All musos welcome. Show at 7.30pm.
Codeine Green and XT