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Keller Sessions presents Leo Joseph – Sat 9 May at 7 pm

By 28 April 2015
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[ 9 May 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

The versatile Leo Joseph, whose bands Nightless Lovers and Key Grip are amongst the best blues bands Canberra has to offer, will play solo blues piano and guitar (not at the same time!) that even seasoned Canberra blues’ aficionados will not have heard him play before.

Joined by guests during the course of the evening – [...]

Superhero-themed dance party

By 28 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 May 2015 at 9:30 pm; ]

Bring the child in you back to life. Dress up in your favourite superhero costume for a theme dance event. From Captain America to Spider-Man to X-Men to Cat Woman, this not to be missed dance event will knock your socks off and will be jam-packed with superhero characters from all genres. So what are you [...]

Australia’s Young Performer of the Year comes to Canberra

By 24 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; 7 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Llewellyn Hall on May 6 & 7, to join forces with acclaimed young Australian pianist Hoang Pham, to perform Tchaikovsky’s first and most famous piano concerto.

Hoang Pham was named Australia’s Young Performer of the Year in 2013 by Symphony Australia, and has performed as a soloist with the Melbourne, [...]

Twilight piano music at the Drill Hall Gallery this weekend

By 17 April 2015

[ 18 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; 19 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] This Saturday and Sunday.

Twilight piano music at the Drill Hall Gallery, ANU

This Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 5pm.

Please join Carl Rafferty at ANU’s very pleasant Drill Hall Gallery, this weekend at 5pm. He is presenting a preview of some of the piano music he’ll be playing in Vienna this summer.

Concerts in the Drill [...]

Keller Sessions presents Shane Pacey Trio Saturday 11 April at 8 pm

By 8 April 2015
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[ 11 April 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

The guitar and voice of The Bondi Cigars is bringing it back home at the Harmonie German Club this Saturday 11 April.

Although Shane Pacey’s other band, The Bondi Cigars, is still going strong, Shane recently felt the strong urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, such as the [...]

The National Folk Festival – Of the people and for the people

By 7 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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For the 49th time the National Folk Festival opened its arms to artists and audiences alike and, for five perfect days, washed away from the soul the dust of everyday life. The National Folk Festival continues to be the festival of the people and for the people; a time and place for a collective imagination [...]

The Old Canberra Inn Rockabilly Relaunch, 11 April

By 6 April 2015
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[ 11 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

What do you do when a pub that has been open since 1857 comes up for sale? You grab it by the horns and throw one hell of a party. Well, that’s what The Meem Collective partners Nick Diver and Ben Johnston have done anyway.

Excited by the opportunity to turn a heritage venue older than [...]

Canberra Symphony Orchestra celebrates Sibelius’ 150th

By 30 March 2015
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[ 1 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; 2 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert hall for the first Llewellyn Series in 2015 to pay tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius on the occasion of his 150th anniversary.

Conducted by the CSO’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton, the evening will feature a program of celebrated works including Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, [...]

Brass Knuckle Brass Band album launch

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

On 27 March 2015, Brass Knuckle Brass Band (BKBB) will launch their debut album Split Lip at Transit Bar. The show will feature a slew of guest appearances as part of BKBB’s set, including local emcees Citizen Kay, Hayds and Roshambo, as well as Bec Taylor, front-woman of Fun Machine and Glitoris.

“This album’s been a long [...]

Lucky’s Speakeasy presents Sax on Legz

By 25 March 2015
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[ 27 March 2015 at 10:30 pm; ]

Sax on Legz is one of Australia’s most talented DJ’s and instrumentalists. She will showcase her unique, electric trademark sound at Lucky’s Speakeasy on Friday, 27 March from 10.30pm.

Sax on Legz is a solo artist improvising on the saxophone to electro, house and dance music. She has supported artists including The Aston Shuffle, Goodwill, Basement Jazz, [...]

Richard Perso at the Harmonie German Club, Friday 27 March

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Having blown away crowds at over 100 blues, rock, folk, acoustic and music festivals, Richard Perso is steadily becoming known as one of those ‘not to miss’ acts.

Jumping onto the festival scene at the ripe old age of 16, Perso has been mastering his craft around Australia and overseas. Combining his appreciation for late 60s [...]

Music Amongst the Stars – Charity Concert for ACT Down Syndrome Association

By 15 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 March 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] Last year the ACT Down Syndrome Association (ACTDSA) lost their main sponsor and this has had large impacts on their service provision ability. In light of this, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, “Recorders in the Basement” & Friends will be performing a charity concert at Mount Stromlo Observatory at [...]

Is it a Quanger?

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Thought Rioters might appreciate this light-hearted dig at Queanbeyan by Canberra rap duo Coda Conduct, which aired on Triple J’s breakfast show this week.
The Canberra Times wasn’t that impressed, but I reckon it’s awesome.
“Canberra! We get a light rail and we a damn sight better with a Skywhale. But meanwhile when we had it, Queanbeyan went [...]

The Guitar Cases host March Blues Jam

By 6 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 15 March 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

The Guitar Cases band create their own brew of laidback outlaw country and folk influenced blues.

Don’t just expect to hear hypnotic riffs, blues-tinged licks, solos, and strong rhythms because The Guitar Cases can bloody well write songs.

The guys are regular performers at some of the best music bars in Canberra and are one of Canberra’s [...]

Gwyn Ashton at the Harmonie German Club, Fri 13 March

By 27 February 2015
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[ 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 [...]

Canberra musical on its way to Melbourne

By 26 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Old Timey made new again

By 25 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 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 [...]

Opera by Candlelight 2015

By 18 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 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 [...]

Geoff Achison at the Harmonie German Club 8 pm Friday 27 Feb

By 17 February 2015
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[ 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, [...]

Groovin the ANU, 20 February

By 11 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Coming up at the ANU Bar on Friday 20 February: The Feldons, Loud SO Clear, Kitten Hurricane and Capes.

Doors open 8pm, beers are cheap and entry is free.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 Shell Prom Concert: A Touch of Tartan

By 10 February 2015
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[ 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, [...]

Introduction to harmony singing for women

By 4 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 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 cleaveranita@gmail.com for more information and to book a place.

When: [...]

Cub Callaway, The Feldons and After Hollywood, 31 January

By 30 January 2015
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[ 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 [...]

Wanted: Young artists to perform live on radio

By 29 January 2015

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 [...]

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 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 [...]

PJ O’Brien hosts Feb Blues Jam

By 28 January 2015
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[ 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 [...]

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

By 26 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 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

Tickets [...]

The Village People come to Canberra

By 22 January 2015
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[ 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’, [...]

Local leaders – Kayo Marbilus

By 21 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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.
“I [...]

Readable Graffiti EP launch, 17 January 2015

By 14 January 2015
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[ 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, [...]

Chet Faker in Canberra, 11 Feb 2015

By 11 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 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 [...]

Bucky’s Budweiser Birthday Bash

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

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