[ 14 July, 2012; ] Rock music is often shunned in Canberra.
Our hipster/indie/scarf-wearing scene thrives, and you can’t navigate a Canberra music forum without reading want-ads for metal/thrash/death bands and performers constantly looking for each other. We’ve even got a hip-hop scene, I hear.
At this point, i was going to opine about the handful of local stalwarts that strive to [...]
After a few drinks late Friday night (possibly early Saturday), I caught a cab home.
After I’d paid the driver, I stepped out of the cab, only to realise that my iPhone had slipped out of my pocket. I whistled and shouted at the rapidly retreating cab, but the driver didn’t stop.
I went inside immediately and [...]
[ 5 February, 2011; 12:00 pm to 11:59 pm. ] Those all-round-cool-guys behind Canberra’s well-loved Green Room have teamed up with The Maram and a whole slew of local and interstate bands and acts to bring you Hell and High Water, A Fund Rasier for the Qld Flood Relief Appeal.
WHAT: a 12-hour, over-18′s only, two-stage musical extravaganza
WHERE: The Maram, Gartside St Wanniassa (ERINDALE)
WHEN: Noon – [...]
Psychobilly rockers Charlie Greaser and special guests will be hitting town this Saturday Feb 27!
Charlie Greaser have spent 2009 touring Australia with shows in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne to name a few and are coming back with a new drummer and an additional guitarist. With a new album on the boil, their brand [...]
I’ll be braving the cold with the rest of the throng at the Wallabies’ first game in Canberra in nine years, but I’ve never been to a game out at Bruce, and I’m wondering what I can expect in terms of food/beverage prices and quality. I’m assuming lukewarm pies and flat beer in plastic cups, [...]
Chic Henry is stepping up the cat and mouse game, having sent the company that runs Summernats into voluntary liquidation.
The ABC have the full details here – apparently EPIC are owed in excess of $200,000. Surprisingly, tickets for Summernats 2010 are still on sale – but who’s buying them?
According to the ABC, the “sister-sculpture” of the public artwork on the Yamba Drive roundabout has swung into life on the shores of Lake Tuggeranong.
People are apparently complaining that the ACT Government probably could have found a local artist instead of a Kiwi to do the work, thereby wasting a perfectly good chance to complain [...]
According to the ABC, Chic Henry has had a gutful, and is using the same breath to tell everyone that Summernats is here to stay, but might move to Sydney if the price is right.
He also continues to cry poor, stating that he only has four days a year to make his salary.
There there, Chic. [...]
In a rare display of inspired common sense, the Stanhope Utopian Committee is apparently considering the notion of allowing Canberrans to ride the bus for free.
The ABC, as always, has more.
The ABC reports that John Kostka Chute has been sentenced to two years in jail, and a further twelve months of weekend detention, following his conviction on 19 acts of indecency.
Justice Gray noted that the sentence, which also includes a three-year good behaviour bond (presumably from the time of release), took into account Chute’s age, [...]
The ABC is reporting that John “Kostka” Chute has teared up while apologising to his victims.
The cynic in me is wondering whether it’s a ploy to avoid harsh sentencing.
According to the ABC, our local bureaucrats have rejected calls for tax cuts after revealing an additional $55 million in budget surplus.
Well, perhaps that’s not such a bad idea, money could be well spent on expanding local services – but why the need to cry poor and gouge motorists with a $10-per-infringement levy, all in [...]
According to the ABC News website, a Canberra woman has been awarded over $1million in compensation for a car accident.
Here’s the kicker: the accident was so mild that there was no damage worth reporting to either vehicle.
Not only that, but according to Justice Ken Crispin, there was “no objective evidence to show a disabling injury [...]
I witnessed some of the aftermath of a (what looked like) single vehicle accident on the westbound side of Parkes Way on Friday night, somewhere between 10 and 11pm. A car was upside down and on fire on the side of the road, with police in attendance and a fire crew rushing to the [...]
The Governance Division of the ACT Chief Minister’s Department have recently “overhauled” their website.
How much did they spend? What abhorrent fees were extorted by savvy web guru consultants and graphic designers? How callously were our taxpayer dollars wasted?
Well, actually, it seems to have been done on the cheap. (Surprised?) One of the staffers was sent [...]
Parking fees at Brindabella Business Park and Fairbairn go up, traffic congestion too.