[ 13 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Multi-instrumentalist Gwyn Ashton is an eclectic live performer blending roots, blues, alternative and ethnic music, fusing them together with alternate-tuned electro-acoustic instruments such as Weissenborn lap slide, National resonators, 12-string and electric guitars with a kick drum, blues harp along with loopers and fuzz boxes to complete his sonic palette.
He is a master of the [...]
After finishing college, most Canberra kids face the challenging decision to either head to university or start an entry-level position in the local career factory that is the public service.
For Alex Moffat, neither of these options seemed appealing. So, after enjoying a gap year in 2014, he set himself on a path to creative fulfilment [...]
[ 27 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Pretty frocks and pinstriped suits will fill the RUC Turner Bowling Club this Friday night for the third Old Timey Music Revue.
The night will open with Dr Leo Joseph, Canberra’s finest exponent of N’awlins piano classics.
Next up will be local dixie-punk-jazz outfit Moochers Inc. Fresh from performing at Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival, Moochers Inc has established a reputation as one [...]
[ 20 February 2015 6:00 pm to 22 February 2015 6:00 pm. ]
Late notice I know but here is a reminder that Opera by Candlelight is on again this weekend (20, 21, 22 February) at Albert Hall.
Saturday night is sold out but there are still tickets available for Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd Feb.
When: Performances on Friday 20 February and Sunday 22 February
Where: Albert Hall
For more information [...]
[ 27 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Red hot blues & soul from one of Australia’s most respected guitar troubadours, Melbourne blues/roots artist Geoff Achison.
Geoff released his first solo album Big Machine in 1994. In 1995 Geoff represented the MBAS in Memphis, USA winning the Albert King Award and scoring an endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars and has since toured the US, [...]
[ 14 February 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
This Valentine’s Day thousands of Canberrans will take their picnic baskets and their loved ones to the lawns of Government House as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra invokes the intoxicating music of the British Isles in the 33rd Shell Prom Concert.
Held in conjunction with the National Multicultural Festival, the concert program, themed A Touch of Tartan, [...]
[ 12 February 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] Canberra Harmony, Canberra’s newest women’s barbershop choir, will be running a four-week taster course on Thursdays 7-9:00pm starting Thursday 12th February at the Belconnen Raiders Club.
Come and learning some fun songs in four-part harmony then perform them with us for your family and friends. Cost: $35.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book a place.
[ 31 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Cub Callaway (Ex Saints, Ed Kuepper band, Coupe Deville) will be launching their latest record, Fall Of The Empire this Saturday (31 January) at Smiths Alternative.
Joining Cub on stage will be John Hoey (Died Pretty) and Phil Hall (Lime Spiders) plus Alex Ross and Zika Vuletic.
Supported by local modrockers the Feldons and up and comers [...]
Youth Matters on Valley FM is offering one spot each week (starting on 6 February 2015) to young musicians, singers or bands who would like the opportunity to perform live on air.
Students in high school, college or young adults in the post-school years from across the ACT are welcome to participate. Participants will be required to [...]
[ 3 May 2015; ]
Australia’s only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches, Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods, San Cisco, A$AP Ferg and more.
From the event organisers:
Roll along the open highway and let the scent of nature carry you away. Delve into an [...]
[ 15 February 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points, PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]
[ 30 January 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for what the organisers describe as a “one night creative explosion”.
When: Friday 30 January 2015
Time: From 7.30pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen
[ 12 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Village People will make their way to Canberra in March 2015 as part of their Greatest Hits World Tour.
From the event organisers:
The Village People are synonymous with good fun, great memories and true showmanship. Formed inNew York in 1977 the band became hugely popular thanks to a number of disco inspired mega-hits… ‘Macho Man’, [...]
ARIA-charting artist Kayo Marbilus says that if you can make it in Canberra, you can make it anywhere.
The Ghana-born hip hop artist, songwriter and producer has lived in the nation’s capital since he was four. This year, he hopes to break into Australia’s commercial music industry without relocating to Sydney or Melbourne to do so.
[ 17 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Readable Graffiti will launch their new EP, Out to the Races, this Saturday 17 January at Transit Bar.
It’s their first Canberra show in over a year, and they’re supported by local band Mondecreen.
When: Saturday 17 January
Time: From 8pm
Where: Transit Bar, 7 Akuna Street, Canberra City
Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more info, [...]
[ 11 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Australian electronica musician Chet Faker will perform an all ages show at the Royal Theatre on Wednesday 11 February 2015.
This show was originally scheduled as an 18+ gig at ANU Bar on the same date, but has since changed venues to accommodate a larger crowd.
The homecoming national tour is Chet Faker’s biggest Australian tour to date and [...]
[ 10 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] It’s on again! – Bucky’s Budweiser Birthday Bash.
Special guest for the night will be the sensational Pugsley Buzzard, who has dazzled and delighted audiences all over the world, from the smoky jazz cellars of Berlin to downtown New Orleans – the womb of the blues. His unique blend of dark hoodoo blues, good time rollicking [...]
[ 16 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra born and Merimbula raised singer/songwriter Kim Churchill returns to the nation’s capital to promote his new single, Single Spark, which is also the opening track from his Silence/Win album, released last year.
Kim is a multi-instrumentalist renowned for his deft guitar work. At only 24 years old, he has opened for both Billy Bragg and [...]
Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions.
A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi from country Victoria leapt lightly upon the stage of Canberra’s Smith’s Alternative for what was a great night of theatre. A monologue devised by well-known theatre teacher Ernie Glass, Brizzi [...]
[ 12 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 13 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 14 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 15 January 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Hi All,
I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 – 15. From Monday January 12th – Thursday January 15th 2015.
It will be a small workshop. 5 Spots ONLY. It will be 4 half days of singing, guitar playing and song writing.
We’ll do lots of group work, writing lyrics, learning to improvise with our voices, [...]
A recent collaboration between 29 of Canberra’s best up-and-coming electronic artists has resulted in the free CD “Burner Collective X”, released at the beginning of December 2014.
There are 29 songs varying in genre from future hip-hop, deep techno and trap all the way through to dark dubstep and psychedelic trance.
The album is a free download [...]
[ 21 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Host band for the annual Christmas Party Blues Jam is Room 15 featuring Bailey Judd on Lead Guitar & Vocals, Lachlan Phelps on Bass & John Vassallo on Drums. This young hotshot band from Goulburn will have you on your feet in no time.
There’ll also be a guest appearance of the re-formed Groove Kings [...]
[ 13 December 2014 at 5:00 pm; 14 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; 16 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
A genius of the twentieth century, two virtuosos, a young talent, and a heart-breaking memory. Where do I begin?
Cellist David Pereira and scholarly theatre maker Julian Lamb have joined forces to bring one of the most extraordinarily difficult literary works to life on the stage: T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land – to be performed at [...]
[ 20 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Following the totally awesome reinvention of Corey last year, Cell Block 69 are back to prove yet again, why they are number one – or at least why they should have been number one anyway.
Cell Block 69 are survivors. Sticks and tricks man Corey RoKK SiXXXxxXXX has only one original limb after a series of [...]
[ 6 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; 6 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
Hear the world’s most loved songs performed live by a full-scale orchestra in a celebration of Christmas and community.
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas concert, A CSO Christmas, will transform Llewellyn Hall into a winter wonderland in a program that features a mix of modern and traditional Christmas songs.
A CSO Christmas will feature acclaimed conductor Timothy Sexton, [...]
[ 6 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Canberra Blues Society, Lone Wolf Promotions & ACT/Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group present:
The Blues Preachers (Sydney)
Shane Pacey (from Bondi Cigars)
Crossbones (local Rockabilly Band)
Judi Pearce & The Arrangement
Tuggeranong Ukulele Gang
Along with some of the finest musicians from the region all lending their support for a worthy cause.
Great raffle prizes.
Entry $5; all proceeds to The Cancer Support [...]
Chart-smashing Australian group Justice Crew and exciting new British funk and soul sensation Z-Star are among the headline acts for the 2015 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch announced today.
“One of the great things about our National Multicultural Festival is that it brings together high-profile acts with some of the best of [...]
[ 7 December 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian and light classical tunes. COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes the much-loved Londonderry Air and will join COZMO in a [...]
Following a tasty little Six-Pack Teaser the National Folk Festival is pleased to announce its first major round of artists for the 2015 Festival. They are:
From Canada comes an artist who’s built a name for himself as one of the country’s most revered folk poets and singers - David Francey. The Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter [...]
[ 28 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] New Orleans radio station WWOZ has a long-running annual event called Blues Piano Night where many of the finest blues piano players from New Orleans and elsewhere gather for a feast of piano blues. Why should New Orleans have all the fun when we have some pretty fine piano players right here in Canberra?
So it [...]
[ 22 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] Saturday 22 November at Smiths Alternative, the Feldons will be releasing their third full length album Human Graffiti, 13 songs of original mod, powerpop with a touch of blues and punk. They will be supported by local favourites Raucous Fracas from 8.00pm. $10 door of which a percentage will be donated to Movember.
The Feldons have [...]