On the 29th of May during what most would consider a lazy Sunday afternoon the Rubix Warehouse, a small venue in Brunswick, held the Melbourne date of the Triple Treat Tour. Rubix Warehouse is a great example of Brunswick having hidden gems, because even if you live around here, you’d probably never know this place even existed.
So onto the gig itself;
Set The Score, a pop punk band from Melbourne, had the honour of opening the show. They started bringing the venue to life with their contagious tunes as everyone was rolling in through the doors. If pop punk is your kind of thing their most recent EP is available for free on their bandcamp.
Marcelo is just one guy and a guitar, but what an amazing voice he has. Listening to him sing was just made you feel so calm, even after being on a high bouncing to the previous band. If you’ve never heard of Marcelo, you should check out his song Hide and Seek.
Drawing North, a band hailing from Canberra, were next to bring their pop songs to the stage. Having played festivals such as Vans Warped Tour Australia and Groovin The Moo they clearly knew what they were doing on the stage. Their songs are full of cool synths and catchy lyrics, bringing the energy levels of the venue back up. If you only listen to one of their songs it should be Save Your Love, which is available on iTunes or Spotify.
Forever Ends Here, a pop rock band from Sydney, were to finish off the afternoon with some of their most popular songs and even treated (get it?) the audience to a new unreleased song. Most of the audience having come to see this band meant that there were a lot more people singing (or more like shouting) their lyrics as loud as possible. In their set they sang a couple of covers. One of them was Youth by Troye Sivan, which was definitely the stand out, that is until they got to singing the song they first covered as a band which was Nicki Minaj’s Starships, and the venue just went off. I would recommend you checking out their song Send Me Crazy.
So that was my Sunday afternoon spent in a hidden venue in Brunswick with great friends and great music. If you’re interested in going to any event at Rubix Warehouse they have things going on most weekends.