Queensland’s Mexico City were the big winners at last night’s celebration of Queensland songwriters, the Q Song Awards. The guys took out the Courier Mail’s People’s Choice Award for the song Baby You’ve Changed off their latest critically acclaimed long play release Brown Bird. Congratulations to the guys on a job well done, sounds like the people have spoken.

Making sure they don’t let success go to their head, Brisbane’s finest purveyors of dark country rock are staying home this August to plug in and play a month-long residency at the Brisbane Powerhouse, , a new ongoing event that sees Brisbane’s best indie bands hitting the Powerhouse’s Turbine Platform every Friday night from 6pm.

With their second album, Brown Bird, earning accolades far and wide, Mexico City will use the month-long stint to stretch out their wings and play highlights from their latest salvo, plus some newies and old favourites from their debut album and earlier EPs. The band will also be joined by a host of guest musicians.

In addition to their Friday night residency, Mexico City will perform a special lunchtime show in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall on Friday 21 August. All shows are free and all ages.

Not only that, MC are in the final two for the Courier Mail People’s Choice Award.

7 Aug – Powerhouse – Brisbane

14 Aug – Powerhouse – Brisbane

21 Aug – Queen St Mall – Brisbane (lunchtime show)

21 Aug – Powerhouse – Brisbane

28 Aug – Powerhouse – Brisbane

8 Sept – Plus One Showcase, Troubadour – Brisbane

26 Sept – Sounds of Spring Festival – Brisbane

10 Oct – Murder Ballads, Judith Wright Center – Brisbane