666 ABC is launching Exhumed, a competition dedicated to helping you find interesting unsigned local music.
This is a good idea, so good that I’m amazed nobody has already made a contest with the same goals that has more or less the exact same name.
Snark aside this sounds pretty cool. The program seems to be formatted [...]
[ 22 June, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Or is it City 2 Underground? Underground 2 City? 2 Underground City?
I have no idea.
What I do know is that it’s a gig, happening at the Magpies City Club and if you don’t have plans this Saturday you should probably go check it out.
[ 21 June, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Photo by Martin Ollman
Now is the Winter of our content.
Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens are finally returning to our favourite Canberra stage after a successful season touring the nation – we’re readying candles and melodies to melt the frost off even the coldest windshield.
WHEN: This Friday, June 21st @ 8pm
WHERE: The Polish Club, O’Connor [...]
[ 20 June, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
In Canberra Tonight is Canberra hottest talk show, and our esteemed editor will be returning to tell Canberra what news it liked the most over the past month.
As a bonus, we’ve managed to get Johnboy over his crippling addiction to cold and flu drugs so this time he’ll probably remember where he is at all [...]
Today Joy Burch formally launched this year’s Voices in the Forest event at the National Arboretum today, which is a little confusing as the event isn’t on until late November.
Ahh well, no harm is getting excited early.
I have never made it to one of these events, but Rioter Poetix wrote us a review of last [...]
[ 22 June, 2013; 8:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, delivers its second hardhitting sideshow at the Basement this June with a murderous line up of Australia’s best industrial metal bands, teamed with a fatally tempting selection of burlesque acts.
Our Last Enemy (NSW)/Witchgrinder (Melb)
And burlesque by Canberra’s hottest trio and creative force behind the Tease [...]
[ 14 June, 2013; ]
This just in from The Feldons:
This Friday, the Feldons and friends, the weird and wonderful Magic Rob Universe plus bluesy soul with Chris and Shedea.
From 8.00. Free entry. See you there for some homegrown original live music….
Quick listen to this!
About this time last year Readable Graffiti released their music video for their track Feathers, now we’re getting the remix.
Super Magic Hats is a Melbourne based musician and has done a fine job twisting Feathers into something new and pretty.
READABLE GRAFFITI ‘FEATHERS (SUPER MAGIC HATS REMIX)’
Before the imminent release of new material [...]
[ 7 June, 2013 to 9 June, 2013. ]
The wheel turns, the Game of Thrones season approaches its end, and we’ve got another weekend coming up.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 7 June, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
This just in:
Monnone Alone depart their insular Melbourne comfort zone to make the return trek to their favourite bookshop in their favourite national capital. Joining them will be likeminded local bookish snobs Waterford and Mikey Shanhan, partaking in a night of pop songs and other misdemeanours.
Since the break-up of The Lucksmiths in 2009, [...]
It’s a beautiful thing and it was a great launch for those lucky enough to be there.
But thanks to the magic of Bandcamp you can listen to it now for yourself.
Canberra infused insanity!
Finnigan and Brother Spend a Month in Colombia by Finnigan and Brother
Or Download it.
[ 7 June, 2013; ]
Facebook has the happy news that the lovely lads from the Brass Knuckle Brass Band are launching their new EP at the beloved Polish Club this Friday.
Entry: $20 (full)/$15 (conc.)/$10 (CMC members).
Presale tickets available here: http://www.trybooking.com/CZHG
Members of the Brass Knuckle Brass Band finally got sick of staring at our shoes and muttering when [...]
Phil Moriarty has facebooked the rather exciting news that the Canberra derived Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen have taken out Best Cabaret Act at the Brighton Festival’s Latest Fringe Awards.
This is the award for the Best Cabaret Act, Latest Fringe Awards, Brighton Festival 2013 won by Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen. Hooray [...]
[ 16 June, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] All welcome to COZMO’s Annual Winter Concert, featuring the COZYMOLearning Group (Continuing).
Come and enjoy COZMO’s beautiful program of classical music by Bach and Corelli and melodic pieces by contemporary Australian and traditional Irish composers.
You’ll also be treated to a short program of tunes played in duets, trios and the full COZYMO ensemble [...]
Pam Merrigan, previously the artistic programs manager, has now taken the director’s seat at Canberra’s favourite beard and banjo festival.
Merrigan has been involved with several folk festivals around Australia and founded Yass’ Turning Wave Festival, and she comes into the National’s directorship role after a rather successful 2013 for the festival.
Best of Luck Pam.
Finnigan and Brother are launching their new album tomorrow night at Smiths.
To get a feel for what an epic event this will be they’ve released the above video with this note:
Babe, what would we do – you and me – if we got together?
Words and music by Chris and David Finnigan, written in July [...]
Fun Machine launching a single called “Naked Body” was always likely to resemble the last days of Sodom.
Thankfully MartyO was out with his camera at the Polo last Friday night and captured as much of the magic as we can show on a work friendly website.
Enjoy the slideshow:
Unearthed Reviews rises from its grave to terrorise my afternoon.
Today the RNG gave me 11.
11 means Aaah, Zombies!
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
The world has been taken over by Zombies! No time to fear lets all dance it up with other Zombies.
Twist guts and Andy slay met over a dead body eating away [...]
[ 14 June, 2013; ]
Coolio Desgracias has just let us know that Housemouse and himself will be dropping their new EP on us on the 14th of June.
Ready yourselves Canberra!
Housemouse and Coolio made a pact to release something as a duo in 2012 after collaborating on ‘Dubbo Zoo’ and ‘You Got Papped’ on ‘My Private Jet’. Fast forward a [...]
The National Folk Festival is one of my favourite events on the Canberran calendar, and tomorrow they’ll be accepting applications for performers from tomorrow.
Performer applications are open from 1 June to 1 July 2013
To apply visit the festival website
Please ensure you read all the information provided prior to submitting your application.
Also they’re looking for a [...]
[ 1 June, 2013 to 30 June, 2013. ] From our friends at the Canberra Musicians Club:
Mon 3 The CMC Presents The Bootlegs @ The Phoenix. 8pm, donation
Monotremes, Coolio Desgracias, Bad Pharmer, Azim Zain
Wed 5 The CMC Presents Wed Nights @ Smiths Alternative.
The Burley Griffin. 7.30pm, free
Thu 5 Bang! Bang! Bang! @ Nigel and Beth’s Place. 7pm, $5
Fri 7 Brass Knuckle Brass Band EP [...]
My journey to the centre of the Unearth continues!
Today the Gods of random number generators gave me the number 10, which means I shall review Baron Blackheart!
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Baron Blackheart has essentially been a bedroom project for 2 musos who ended up in Canberra without their old bands. It’s [...]
[ 1 June, 2013 to 30 June, 2013. ] Here’s what’s what at the Phoenix this coming month:
Saturday 1st 9:30pm
Mind The Gap
Monday 3rd 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 4th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 6th 9pm
Saturday 8th 9:30pm
Dahrnoir’s Last Gig Ever
Monday 10th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 11th 7:30pm
Trivia and [...]
[ 1 June, 2013; ]
Local band Elisha Bones are launching their new single Guts this Saturday at Transit.
With Cracked Actor and Lavers in support it’s going to be a beautiful evening of music.
Here’s the single on Soundcloud.
And I’ve even made a little vid of it for adding to our Canberra Music Playlist.
[ 6 July, 2013; 7:30 pm; ] The 5th annual ACTEW Grand Gala concert is coming to Llewellyn hall on Saturday the 6th of July.
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) Annual ACTEW Grand Gala concert has become the hottest tickets in town!
After five consecutive years of sell-out performances, 2013 will be no exception as the CSO presents Bernstein On Broadway.
A celebrated and sometimes [...]
Once more we come to that hour where I must draw a random number and compare it to my rapidly diminishing list of ACT bands with interesting names that I’ve never heard of before.
Yes, it’s Unearthed Reviews time.
Today the RNG gave me a 9, which meant I would be reviewing Dead Rabbits.
I quickly jumped onto [...]
Smith & Twardy by ORBITS
For something a little different here’s the latest musical offering involving the irrepressible Leon Twardy:
The two-track (30 minute) improvisational album is a departure from the drum machine, nervous lyrics, and thousand yard gazing which characterises the solo work of Warwick JW Smith. The addition of Leon Flint Twardy’s drums to Smith’s [...]
“I am so sorry my friend, if there were any other way…” apologises Johnboy, as I pick up my goods and head out the door.
“…but somebody has to do an Unearthed Review.”
So I go on.
Today the RNG generated the number 1.
The first name on my list of ‘ACT bands with great names whom I have [...]
[ 24 May, 2013 to 26 May, 2013. 24 May, 2013 to 26 May, 2013. ]
Symmetries – The Australian Ballet @ Canberra Theatre Centre (until 25 May)
Prime Time @ The Q – Queanbeyan Arts Centre, Queanbeyan (until 1 June)
Luke Chiswell Launches New Collection @ Hippo Bar, Garema Place, 5pm
Digest Curated By Scott Chaseling @ Canberra Glass Words (until 20 June)
Public Education Centenary Dinner @ National Press Club, 7pm-11:30pm
Veteran Women [...]
The CSO has made it known that their board has had a refresh:
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to announced its new Board for 2013/2014 with Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d) appointed to the role of Chair at this year’s Annual General meeting.
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d) [...]
The Canberra Musicians Club is doing regular Wednesday night spots at the newly revamped Smiths Alternative in Civic.
Last night I braved the cold and wet to check it out.
The first thing any inner city venue needs is bicycle parking in spades. In this day and age driving to a gig is nothing short of tragic.
Well I’ve already put up a story about an alien invasion today, it’s time for an Unearthed Review.
15 bands left on our “bands whose names I like and have never heard before’ list. Today the RNG gave me the number four.
A four means I listen to Sharptooth.
This band appears to be named after the terrifying [...]