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

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Courtney Love comes to Canberra on Saturday night (your chance to win a double pass!)

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

[ 13 September 2014; 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
Canberra Blues Society Winter Blues Party

[ 23 August 2014; 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 [...]

Joseph Tawadros at the Street (win a double pass!)

By 8 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Joseph Tawadros at the Street (win a double pass!)

[ 16 August 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Double ARIA winning musician, Joseph Tawadros, is back at The Street on August 16th to celebrate the release of his 11th album, Permission to Evaporate. Inspired by a wide variety of styles and sounds from bluegrass to world, jazz and folk, the music is described as a mix of thrilling, furiously paced tracks with [...]

Swollen Members/Madchild LIVE in Canberra

By 8 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Swollen Members/Madchild LIVE in Canberra

[ 19 September 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

KP Records PRESENTS Award winning Canadian hip-hop outfit Swollen Members live in Canberra as part of their upcoming headline tour of Australia this September – In support of their recently released new album “Brand New Day”.

Supported in Canberra by local artists Flawlezz (KP), Nix, KG and introducing Kawpicturless (KP).

Formed in 1992 the golden era [...]

Canberra Blues Society Youth Jam

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra Blues Society Youth Jam

Bundah Blues Band will be hosting our special Youth Jam on Sunday 17 August at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah.
The band consists of Year 11 and 12 music students from Narrabundah College.This particular version of the band came together for the first time at the beginning of 2014. They have had a couple [...]

The Feldons and Raucus Fracas at the Pot- Friday 15 August

By 5 August 2014
The Feldons and Raucus Fracas at the Pot- Friday 15 August

[ 15 August 2014; 8:00 pm; ] The Feldons and Raucus Fracas will be ripping up the Pot with live, original mod/ pop/ rock and blues from 8.00pm Friday 15 August.

Beer and live music, can’t think of anything better on a chilly Friday night.

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Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Upcoming Concert

By 5 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra Symphony Orchestra's Upcoming Concert

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s third instalment of 2014′s Llewellyn Series sees Sydney Symphony’s principal trumpet, David Elton, return to Canberra to perform one of the most virtuosic trumpet concertos of the repertoire.
The concert, entitled Firebird, conducted by Nicholas Milton, will feature music from Stravinsky’s exhilarating ballet, Firebird, and Tchaikovsky’s triumphant 5th Symphony. The trumpet concerto [...]

Remi: Raw X Infinity

By 29 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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 [...]

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