Music (1239 Stories)

Remi: Raw X Infinity

By 29 July 2014
Remi: Raw X Infinity

Remi Kolawole, more commonly known by his stage name “Remi” has now established himself as a fully-fledged Aussie Hip Hop prodigy. The release of his second feature length LP “RAW X INFINITY” sees him once again on board with long time collaborators/producers (and good friends) Sensible J & Dutch. Previous releases ’Childish’ (EP), ‘Regular People Sh$t’ (LP) [...]

The Rokitelly Man – Dramatic Productions (Preview)

By 24 July 2014
The Rokitelly Man - Dramatic Productions (Preview)

It’s been a big year for locally developed musicals here in Canberra with new big budget productions Heart of a Dog and Winging my Way to the Top already done and dusted.  But the year’s not over yet and plucky underdog The Rokitelly Man opens this week.  An original musical with script by Michael Hemming [...]

Live Music: The Yearlings Album Launch @ Smith’s Alternative. Friday 18 July.

By 23 July 2014
Live Music: The Yearlings Album Launch @ Smith’s Alternative. Friday 18 July.

The Yearlings contrast a depth of emotion with a comfortably detached approach that suits the duo (Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson).
Offering up a gentle brand of alt country, folk and blues inspired fare, they have built a reputation around their two part vocal delivery. And it was clear from this performance what it is that [...]

Education Systems Limited

By 18 July 2014
Education Systems Limited

In John Dewey’s book Democracy and Education he writes, ‘it is illiberal and immoral to train children to work not freely and intelligently but for the sake of the work earned’. I agree with him, and think so too would most Canberrans. To see a teacher teaching well, full of compassion and creativity, is surely [...]

Jack Biilmann and Benjalu keeping it intimate at The Front Gallery and Cafe

By 16 July 2014
Jack Biilmann and Benjalu keeping it intimate at The Front Gallery and Cafe

Let me first start by saying that if there is a place in or near Canberra that looks more like my Grandmother’s lounge room than the Front Gallery in Lyneham, I’m yet to discover it. One step short of tacky, it is a charming little hole-in-the wall that smells like a bakery, the coffee is [...]

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

By 15 July 2014

[ 20 July 2014; 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Marji Curran band will be hosting Canberra Blues Society Monthly Jam on 20 July 2014. Marji has a voice that gets down and dirty one minute then has you soaring like an angel the next. An eclectic sound that takes you on an emotive journey from roots rock to blues & folk. Marji is backed [...]

Justin Heazlewood’s Funemployed Launch

By 11 July 2014
Justin Heazlewood's Funemployed Launch

Readers of Canberra street press magazine BMA got to know him as an affable, witty, incredibility talented columnist. His column was called Struth Be Told, and it was Justin Heazlewood’s first fortnightly column in a widely read publication.
Releasing three albums, including Songs from the 86 Tram, which spawned his hit Northcote (So Hungover), and publishing [...]

What’s on this weekend? 12th and 13th July 2014

By 11 July 2014
What's on this weekend?  12th and 13th July 2014

As we face a cold weekend of sub -zero nights, what’s on in the Capital to keep you warm?
This week, we asked our entertainment editors their hot tips for the weekend (they’re a picky bunch so hopefully they will provide some good leads).
Theatre Reviewer John Lombard is attending Cabaret on Saturday night – a performance [...]

Semantix EP launch Transit bar

By 10 July 2014
Semantix EP launch Transit bar

There’s an old saying ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’ – the same can be said for too many Aussie hip-hop artists spoiling an EP launch.  While each artist put on a wicked performance, Keech with hard lyricism and some awesome beats, Jimmy Pike who is a personal favourite local artist of mine, Nix touching [...]

Kick-start the Canberra Creatives

By 9 July 2014
Kick-start the Canberra Creatives

What do we get when we combine all the key people of influence from the Canberra creative scene together and grant them access to an abandoned warehouse in Braddon for 4 months?
Well, we get The Chop Shop!
Pat Rose from Coy and Sancho Murphey from Sancho’s Dirty Laundry have joined forces to bring us the ultimate [...]

The Perks of Being Wallflower

By 8 July 2014
The Perks of Being Wallflower

What’s it like to be part of a hip upcoming Canberra band? I sat down at Yoghurtland with Wallflower front man Henry Waldren to find out. Read on as we talk music, Ninja Turtles and embarrassing So Fresh CD collections.
So, what fro-yo toppings did you get?
I’ve got a little bit of everything in here, and [...]

Things of Stone and Wood – Live Album Review

By 4 July 2014
Things of Stone and Wood - Live Album Review

Live at the Espy – (Rondor Music)
Things of Stone and Wood raised their heads into Australian musical mainstream during 1992/93 with a hit that resonates today for its passion, honesty and beauty.
Happy Birthday Helen, penned by about the woman lead singer Greg Arnold is still with today, is a landmark song. The kind many a [...]

Angry Anderson brings good karma to Canberra

By 3 July 2014
Angry Anderson brings good karma to Canberra

King O’Malley’s has always been one of my favourite places for live music. The vibe is always excellent, the food is decent and it’s intimate enough that when you haggle the musicians, occasionally they’ll actually play the song that the drunken guy in the back keeps yelling out the name of.  (One day, someone will [...]

King O’Malley’s playing host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson

By 26 June 2014
King O'Malley's playing host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson

[ 26 June 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Tonight one of Canberra’s favourite live music venues, King O’Malley’s, plays host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson of 80′s rock’n'roll band Rose Tattoo. Angry Anderson joins James Southwell (and his KILLER band) on a tour around Australia in the hopes of raising much needed funds for volunteer phone service Lifeline.

Tickets are $35 [...]

Jimmy Pike and The Second Hand Salmon

By 23 June 2014
Jimmy Pike and The Second Hand Salmon

I got to Transit just in time to see Jimmy Pike, Aussie hip-hop artist, pacing between the bar and the stage, occasionally stopping to put his hood up, then back down, then up again.
The anticipation was starting to rise as it got closer to Jimmy’s set time, and I was keenly interested to see where [...]

Beer and Beethoven

By 19 June 2014
Beer and Beethoven

During 1972 and 1978, I worked at the School of Music, and for the most part directly to the founding Director, Ernest Llewellyn CBE. He told me that the School was founded on the Julliard model, that is, to turn out degree qualified musicians of high quality who were also world quality platform musicians and [...]

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Winter Concert 2014

By 11 June 2014
COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Winter Concert 2014

[ 15 June 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

The COZMO Ensemble and COZYMO Learning Group warmly invite family, friends and members of the public to come along to our hugely enjoyable Annual Winter Concert.

Come and enjoy a beautiful program of music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO!

COZMO will present a range of delightful music from the Baroque period to [...]

Canberra musician Dylan Hekimian

By 4 June 2014
Canberra musician Dylan Hekimian

Something a lot of Australian music buffs appreciate is the inclusion of that distinct sound of an Aussie accent partnered with seriously noteworthy musical talent. Dylan Hekimain has found a way to highlight both of these in his three track EP ‘The Ocean EP’.
Dylan’s, ‘The Ocean EP’ embodies Australian music with bold percussion, dramatic [...]

RAW Revolution Recap

By 30 May 2014
RAW Revolution Recap

Art and alcohol make for a great combination right? Patrons at the Uni Pub explored this theory as Canberra was again treated to a feast for the senses this Wednesday at the RAW Revolution event.
RAW: natural born artists, is an international organisation of artists devoted to throwing the spotlight on upcoming creatives, giving them a [...]

Rick Astley coming to Canberra

By 29 May 2014
Rick Astley coming to Canberra

Lennard Promotions presents the return of the incomparable Rick Astley on his Together Forever Australian 2014 Tour.
After thrilling Australian crowds in 2012 Rick Astley is back with his amazing band to deliver another run of shows across the country featuring all the massive global hits that have made him a household name and a few [...]

The Feldons at the Pot Belly Friday 30 May

By 27 May 2014
The Feldons at the Pot Belly Friday 30 May

[ 30 May 2014; 8:00 pm; ] With the Canberra Music Club now running regular Thursday nights the Pot is beginning to take off. So this Friday get along to the Feldons and support act Mark Tonks for a night of live, original modrock.

“something very Ferry on the Mersey, or Beatlesque. Mention of Paul Weller does not quite nail the sound but [...]

Folk-acoustic artist Guyy Lillyman

By 23 May 2014
Folk-acoustic artist Guyy Lillyman

Smooth blues, complex guitar melodies and some fabulous vocals are just three of a plethora of reasons why Guyy Lilleyman’s self-titled EP is so promising. 
Harvesting sounds from around Canberra and utilising a talent that’s so often under-appreciated, Guyy’s EP exemplifies the aptitude nestled among Canberra’s local artists.  In it, he’s put together a collection [...]

DMC World DJ Championship – Canberra Heats

By 13 May 2014
DMC World DJ Championship - Canberra Heats

[ 8 August 2014; 8:00 pm; ] Finally, after a long break between heats the DMC World DJ Championships are set return to Canberra in 2014!

Not since Buick made history with his third state title in 2008 have our local DJ’s had a chance to rep the A.C.T and earn their stripes on the national DMC stage.

DJ’s it’s time get your [...]

Is ‘exposure’ appropriate as a ‘pay’?

By 1 May 2014

I have heard all of the recent controversy about the 100 dancers that were asked to work for 11hours for a Video Clip filming – and then a selection would be asked to perform at The Logies – for free.
The basis of this would be that their pay would be the ‘exposure’ they would receive.
This [...]

Jubilate Deo – ANU Choral Society Concert 24 May

By 30 April 2014

[ 24 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ] The ANU Choral Society (SCUNA) presents “JUBILATE DEO”
The Gabrielis and Monteverdi, with Josquin, a Giovanni or three, and Friends.

Led by new director Andrew Koll, SCUNA will fill St Christopher’s cathedral in Manuka with a grand array of (mostly) renaissance music on Saturday 24 May at 7.30pm.

Be prepared to be lifted high into the vaulted ceilings [...]

Canberra International Music Festival 9-18 May

By 28 April 2014
Canberra International Music Festival 9-18 May

[ 9 May 2014 to 18 May 2014. ]

The Canberra International Music Festival is in its 20th year in 2014, once again bringing an eclectic mix of music to our local stages.

This years concert, ‘The Fire and the Rose’ explores the centenary of the commencement of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII through the works of composers [...]

ANU Medical Revue ‘Caecal Weapon 2: The Rise of Salmonella’

By 26 April 2014
ANU Medical Revue 'Caecal Weapon 2: The Rise of Salmonella'

[ 7 May 2014 to 10 May 2014. ]

The 2014 ANU Medical Revue ‘Caecal Weapon 2: The Rise of Salmonella’ is hitting the stage 7-10 May at the ANU Arts Centre.

Following last year’s ‘Para-Medical Activitiy’, which achieved four Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) nominations and the 2012 show winning the CAT Award for Best Original Work, expectations are high.

The ANU Medical Revue is an [...]

Groovin the Moo returns to Canberra

By 22 April 2014
Groovin the Moo returns to Canberra

[ 27 April 2014; ]

One of Australia’s most popular regional music festivals Groovin the Moo will return to The Meadows at University of Canberra this Sunday 27th April.

Now in its 10th year, the all-ages festival is boasting a big name line-up including Dizzee Rascal, The Jezabels, Karnivool, Architecture in Helsinki, The Presets, Disclosure and many more.

Canberra’s own electronic music [...]

Blog Post: Big Festival Dreams

By 22 April 2014
Blog Post: Big Festival Dreams

I had a dream, not a high in community morals, lofty politically idealistic dream, but one of my husband and I – and our little people, enjoying a music festival. There were grassy fields, mugs of cider for us, wonderful music and our little people dancing merrily in front of us – cue loads of [...]

Record Store Day at Landspeed Sat 19 April

By 10 April 2014
Record Store Day at Landspeed Sat 19 April

[ 19 April 2014; 10:00 am; ]

Canberra’s Landspeed Records will be celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday 19 April at 10am.

Record Store Day is an international celebration of independently owned music stores with physical locations where customers can browse the racks and talk to expert staff about new music and artists.

Record Store Day kicked off in 2008 and has grown bigger [...]

National Folk Festival due to hit town

By 9 April 2014
National Folk Festival due to hit town

[ 17 April 2014 to 21 April 2014. ]

The National Folk Festival hits Canberra again 17-21st April (the Easter weekend). The festival has now been running in Canberra for 22 years. For 5 days Exhibition Park becomes another world – one filled with music, colour and general artistic and creative celebrations.

Along with the music, the festival includes multicultural food stands to keep your [...]

‘You Are Here’ festival – Faux Faux Amis

By 18 March 2014

#Who  Faux Faux Amis
#What  Garage Punk Rock
#Where  Open Air Stage – Ainslie Place (off Garema Pl)
#When You Are Here Festival 14/03/14
#So  Find them at venues like The Phoenix
Nothing fake about these friends 
Words by Steve Boardman.
Tonight I venture in to the CBD to check out the painfully hipster ‘You Are Here’ festival. I actually like [...]

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