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Owen Campbell at the Harmonie German Club this Friday – free entry

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 24 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

The Harmonie German Club comes alive this Friday night with the awesomely talented Owen Campbell and we’re excited!!

Owen Campbell, who started strumming a guitar when he was 9 years old, is one of Australia’s most talented slide guitar players and songwriters. With his gravelly blend of blues, roots, soul & country – and a striking [...]

The Shiny Bum Singers reveal all – but only once!

By 20 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 1:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy.

First seen at the National Folk Festival in 2013, this hilarious musical melodrama is back by popular demand for one show only:

When: Saturday, 1 November at 1.30 pm
Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, [...]

Bands Battle for Recognition Beyond the Schoolyard

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The CIT School Stars Band Competition is shaping up to be a great night with many young bands from across the A.C.T ready to battle it out to be named this year’s champions.
By developing their live performance skills and receiving feedback from music industry judges, the night serves as a fantastic opportunity for school-aged musicians [...]

Gypsy Fire! Albert Hall 31 October, 1 and 2 November

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Gypsy Fire !
Three performances at Albert Hall
International artists: Rusanda Panfili, violinist from Romania; and Kate Rafferty, soprano from Vienna; join the singers and musicians of “Opera by Candlelight”. They’ll give you a splendid entertainment of wonderful tunes and astonishing virtuosity.
This is much more than a concert…it’s a complete entertainment with great performers and best loved [...]

Celebrate the Start of Summer at IMB Sunset Cinema Canberra

By 15 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 14 November 2014 to 20 December 2014. ] Back for their third season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect summer urban escape, located at the foot of Black Mountain in the heart of the National Botanic Gardens, one of Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions. Screening from the 14th November through to the 20th December, 4 nights per week, the IMB Sunset Cinema [...]

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

By 9 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Founding CBS member, Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons will be hosting this month’s blues jam on Sunday 19th October 2014 at The Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah. Show starts at 2pm & wraps up around 5.30pm.
Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons features some of Canberra’s leading Blues musicians who first got together in 2000 [...]

Glenn Cardier and The Sideshow

By 6 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 11 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

Glenn Cardier & The Sideshow will be bringing their ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ tour to The Harmonie German Club on Saturday 11 October 2014.

Joining Glenn is Rex Goh who is arguably Australia’s ‘most heard’ guitarist & on drums, Dave Fester who tours year round with some of Australia’s finest musicians.

Glenn A Baker (Author & Rock [...]

The Loop Pedal Singer and the Upside Down Guitarist: Kate Watts and Tessa Devine

By 3 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I like Little Brooklyn.  It’s a quaint little venue but it’s always had quite a big crowd. It keeps gigs intimate, but there’s still that popularity factor that entices the less musically inclined to venture in for a drink, or dinner, thus involving them with the local music scene – intentionally or not.
Kate Watts is [...]

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, it’s not boring, yes we can [...]

Love your local Environment Centre

By 24 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Love your local Environment Centre
- Dan Kelly does! -
It’s that time again; the Canberra Environment Centre is holding its annual fundraising event, but this year with a twist, and a cocktail.
Chris Endrey, beloved host of In Canberra Tonight, will sit down with David Pope (cartoonist for the Canberra Times); Shane Rattenbury (ACT Greens member for [...]

Call for entries – CIT School Stars Band Competition

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]

The 9th annual ‘School Stars Band Competition’ is now calling for entries from high school and college students in the ACT and surrounding NSW region.

This year’s event will be held 30 October 6-10pm at CIT Music Industry Centre, Woden Campus.

Hosted by the CIT Music Industry Centre, the competition offers young Canberra musicians a fantastic opportunity [...]

Johnny Rieger Band with John McNamara

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE WINNERS the Johnny Rieger Band will be appearing with Melbourne Blues Challenge Winner – John McNamara at The Harmonie German Club on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 8pm. FREE ENTRY!
Described as “The New Generation of Blues” The Johnny Rieger Band have played over 300 concerts in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Austria [...]

Pocket Fox Spring Single Launch – It’s gonna be festive!!

By 23 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; ]

Pocket Fox have a new spring in their step! Join the local folk-pop darlings in an evening that celebrates their new single, Heartsong. The launch will take place in the foyer of The Street Theatre. Pocket Fox will headline the evening, featuring performances from The Canberra Swing Katz (local dance troupe), music from The Burley Griffin, and poetry [...]

James Southwell doing it for the love

By 19 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I caught up with Melbourne based musician James Southwell, we talk fame, influences and preparing to record.
What was the first song you learnt how to sing and play as a kid?
Dammit Blink 182. I remember standing in my bedroom in front of my mirror with my stereo blaring the song, as I was playing along. [...]

What’s on this weekend? 20th and 21st September 2014

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities.
Add your own tips in the comments.
From our team:
Amy Birchall is off to Floriade on Saturday for one of Emma McMahon’s cake decorating demonstrations
Heather Lansdowne is going to check out the Roller [...]

Stephen Cummings live at Smith’s – double pass to giveaway!

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Stephen Cummings is playing at Smith’s on Friday night and we’ve got a double pass to giveaway!
2014 sees Stephen release his first album for three years, ‘Nothing to be frightened of’ which was recorded and mixed by Shane O’Mara in two days.
‘Nothing to be frightened of’ is a lucid commentary on humanity’s inevitable confrontation [...]

Angus and Julia Stone Stealing Hearts (And lights) at Canberra’s Llewellyn Hall

By 17 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve always been so charmed by Angus and Julia Stone – the balance between those two polar opposite voices meeting in the middle to create the music that they do has always incited a chill down my spine.  The haunting richness in Julia’s unique soprano is so raw and unrestricted – there’s nothing like it. [...]

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

By 14 September 2014

[ 21 September 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Our host band this month is Judi Pearce & The Arrangement (JPA); a 6 piece ensemble featuring strong rhythmic interpretations of jazz, blues & contemporary songs laced with powerful vocal & sax melodies.

Lead vocalist, Judi Pearce has won multiple awards including the 2006 Chain Awards, Australian Blues Vocalist of the Year & the Canberra Blues [...]

The Keller Sessions with Veronica’s Boyfriend

By 10 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Keller Sessions present Veronica’s Boyfriend – Laid back New Orleans style blues and their own alternative groove.
Jeff Prime – blues harp, lead guitar; Sandra Chambers – percussion; Shaun Andrews – vocals, guitar and Sarah Bloustein – violin.
Veronica’s Boyfriend were formed out of the fabulous Bear Busker Sunday afternoon sessions in Filthy McFadden’s (like so [...]

Topical Childrens Songs by Local Artist

By 5 September 2014

I bet you have heard the song “Big Red Car” and “Hot Potato”, but have you heard “Boys Like Pink Too!” or “Completely Naked Beans”? These are just two of the fun, clever and original Childrens’ songs written by local singer/songwriter Derryth Nash. Recently described as having the voice of an angel and gigging locally [...]

High Fidelity: rock musical auditions

By 4 September 2014

Phoenix Players have announced auditions for their next show, the rock musical High Fidelity.
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film, featuring original music by the composer of Next to Normal.
Rob, a slacker thirty-something record store owner, has just been dumped by his girlfriend Laura. In an attempt to figure out [...]

Bach Mass in B Minor by The Song Company

By 4 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 19 October 2014 at 3:00 pm; 23 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; 25 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] In a rare soloistic performance, the singers of The Song Company and Ironwood Chamber Ensemble will combine to present Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor featuring one voice per part vocal scoring. Widely regarded as the Mount Everest of vocal music, this work is usually performed with a mass choir – The Song [...]

The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of emotion that recounts the sadness, sickness, love and indecision that weaves its way through the fabric of everyday Australian life, The Ellis Collective are on stage [...]

Cub Calloway, The Feldons & the Crossbones @ Smiths

By 28 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

A night of rock and roll for you at Smiths Alternative.

Cub Calloway (ex Saints), modrockers the Feldons and rockabilly kings the Crossbones are teaming up to give you a night of solid, joyous, old school rock and roll.

See you there…

When: Friday 12 September
Time: 8.00pm
Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga street

Tickets $10 at the door.

The Little Stevies back in Canberra

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 August 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

Combine unpredictable on-stage banter with un-teachable exquisite sibling harmonies, irresistible pop melodies and songs that are akin to your favourite stories put to music, and you have one of Melbourne’s finest acts; The Little Stevies.

Since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago, sisters Sibylla and Bethany have built up a reputation as a must see [...]

360 to bring Utopia to Canberra

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 3 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] Hip Hop sensation 360 is gearing up to take his new album on tour, stopping off to play the University of Canberra on Wednesday 3 September.

I caught up with him to talk new music, Iggy Azalea and Canberra’s club scene.

What song are you most proud of from the new album Utopia?

To be honest I’m proud of [...]

What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital.
Suggestions from some of our team:
Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd to see astronaut Chris Hadfield speak at Llewellyn Hall for National Science week on Sunday 24th of August
Josh Mulrine is taking his daughter along to the Geoscience [...]

Courtney Love comes to Canberra on Saturday night (your chance to win a double pass!)

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Courtney Love brings a whole new level of cool to the Capital on Saturday night when her first solo tour of Australia hits the UC Refectory.
Once described as the most controversial woman in the history of rock, Love’s artistic career has weathered human tragedy, varying public opinion and battles with her own personal demons. Through [...]

Grumpy Little Manny – New Single from Sparrow-Folk

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Sparrow-Folk have a follow up song to their viral hit Ruin Your Day: a hilarious song on sexual politics called Grumpy Little Manny.
If there first song got you talking, this will leave you speechless and WARNING it does contain mature content so you might want to play it away from the kids. Check out their brand new [...]

Vocal Fireworks by The Song Company

By 13 August 2014

Vocal Fireworks
Featuring Danish guest director Bo Holten
Marking the final stage of a four year cycle based on the elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire, The Song Company celebrate the heat and raw passion of FIRE and the music that expresses it, in their latest program Vocal Fireworks.
As part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations, Australia’s [...]

Flying Bach coming to Canberra – your chance to win a double pass

By 13 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 13 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

Red Bull Flying Bach is coming to Canberra in September following sell out shows in Sydney and Melbourne in 2013.

Removing boundaries between classical and urban art, Flying Bach fuse the music of 18th Century composer Johann Sabastian Bach with explosive moves thanks to world champion breakdance crew, Flying Steps who formed in 1993.

Red Bull Flying [...]

Canberra Blues Society Winter Blues Party

By 11 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 23 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

It’s time to shake off your winter blues & join in the fun at our annual Winter Blues Party.

Our headline act is Liza Ohlback Band from Sydney – Liza on vocals, Eric Rasmussen on guitar & Greg Ohlback on drums with special guest, Ali Penney on keys. This 2013 Triple Chain Awards Winner for [...]

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