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Young guitar busker

By 12 March 2014

Would anybody know the name or contact for the young kid (about 10 y.o.) that occasionally busks with his electric guitar outside the Canberra Centre. His dad is usually there with him somewhere. thx

The Feldons original mod rock at the Pot Belly

By 18 February 2014

The Feldons and special guest Mark Tonks will be appearing at the newly refurbished Pot Belly Bar and Bistro in Belconnen this Friday 21 Febuary. Rock up for a night of solo accoustic music from Mark Tonks and high energy original mod rock from the Feldons.
Music starts at 8.00ish.
Entry is free and best 60s style [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 January 2014

By 23 January 2014
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 January 2014

[ 24 January 2014 to 27 January 2014. ]

A long weekend coming up just when you thought you’d got your 2014 groove on.

But what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

A great tragedy as fire engulfs the Polo

By 21 January 2014
A great tragedy as fire engulfs the Polo

ACT Policing is investigating a fire in O’Connor which occurred in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, January 21).
Around 2.05am, police responded to reports of a structure fire at the Polish White Eagle Club on David Street in O’Connor.
On arrival, police located a significant amount of smoke coming from the rear of the building.
ACT [...]

The Feldons kick off 2014 at The Pot

By 20 January 2014
The Feldons kick off 2014 at The Pot

[ 24 January 2014; ]

This just in:

The FELDONS- Back bigger and better in 2014 @ the newly refurbished Pot Belly, 8.00pm. Chance of rain, apparently…

Decades Returns to Transit for 2014

By 20 January 2014
Decades Returns to Transit for 2014

[ 26 January 2014; ]

Decades is back for 2014 and we are kicking off with our special Australia Day Edition!

You will hear DJ’s Jay, Melina and Esme play the usual eclectic mix of Indie, Shoegaze, Pop, Manchester, Psychedelic, Prog, Mod, Post-punk, Electronic, Dub Noise, New Wave, Garage Rock and Cheese, with a healthy dose of Aussie indie classics, one [...]

COME AND PLAY MANDOLIN!

By 20 January 2014

COME AND PLAY MANDOLIN!
COZYMO (Capital of Australia Youth Mandolinata)
The next one-semester length COZYMO Learning Group (Beginning) and COZYMO Learning Group (Continuing) programs start on Sunday 2 February 2014 (Session times below). All ‘youth’ – whether in experience or in age – are most welcome!
These Semester-length programs offer you a great opportunity to begin or to [...]

Little Mac and The Monster Men present Monster Stomp. Local music video

By 17 January 2014
Little Mac and The Monster Men present Monster Stomp. Local music video

Here’s fun one to get us into the weekend.
Monster Stomp! The title track from Little Mac and The Monster Men’s first EP, released 2013.
It has therefore been duly added to our Canberra Music Playlist, now 111 songs strong!:

You don’t want to miss the West Bank Festival

By 16 January 2014
You don't want to miss the West Bank Festival

[ 14 February 2014 to 16 February 2014. ]

The invite has hit facebook for the first ever West Bank Festival! (as in the West Bank of Sullivans Creek):

Early Bird Tickets on sale now until Friday 7th Feb (prices below).

http://www.trybooking.com/EEBZ

The Canberra Musicians Club is thrilled, and slightly terrified, to announce our most ambitious endeavour to date, the inaugural West Bank Festival. A three day [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 January 2014

By 16 January 2014
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 January 2014

[ 17 January 2014 to 19 January 2014. ]

Still not quite in the rhythm? Neither are we.

And yet it appears the weekend is here any old how.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

This month at The Phoenix

By 11 January 2014

[ 1 January 2014 to 31 January 2014. ] This just in to keep us all grooving!

Saturday 11th 8:30pm
Holy Eucharist Line Label Launch
Matthew Elias
Crmwll
Northumberland
Stenxh
Tim Pearce

Monday 13th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents Bootleg Sessions
Time and Weight
Johnny Roadkill
Bacon Cakes
Dylan Hekimian

Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 15th 8pm
BAD!SLAM!NO!BIRTHDAY!BISCUIT!

Thursday 16th 9pm
Revellers
Yoko Oh No
The Union Pacific
Grenadiers

Saturday 18th 9:30pm
All In A Year
No Assumption
Suburban Haze
Office Jerk

Monday 20th 8pm
The Bootleg Sessions
The [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 January 2014

By 9 January 2014
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 January 2014

[ 10 January 2014 to 12 January 2014. ]

It’s a funny old time of year but it appears we have another weekend coming up.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra in this break within a break?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Jonathan Metters with You’re a Stranger. Local Music Video

By 6 January 2014
Jonathan Metters with You're a Stranger. Local Music Video

This just added to YouTube and worth a look:
You’re a Stranger
Jonathan Mettes
I used a loop pedal to layer tracks live. Lyrics written by Marianne Mettes.
It has been duly added to the local music playlist:

Sunday Sessions at Old Parliament House

By 2 January 2014

[ 5 January 2014; 12 January 2014; 19 January 2014; 26 January 2014; ] This just in which may be of interest to you:

This summer, there’s never been a better time to visit Old Parliament House.

What: Sunday afternoon music and free caricatures at Old Parliament House, every Sunday in January
Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
When: From 12.30pm, Sunday 5, 12, 19 and [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 January 2014

By 2 January 2014
DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 January 2014

[ 3 January 2014 to 5 January 2014. ]

Somewhat alarmingly the first weekend of 2014 is hard upon us!

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

The Cashews rocking the wetlands this afternoon

By 27 December 2013

[ 27 December 2013; 5:30 pm; ] Need something to do in this strange post-Christmas hiatus?

The Cashews are putting on a guerilla gig at O’Connor’s Brigalow St Wetlands at 5.30pm.

If you’re in town, we’re doing one last centenary-local-gold-guerrilla-style gig this Friday, 27 December 2013
To keep it simple, we’re telling you the time AND the location right now.

What? Outdoor guerrilla gig
When? 5:30 [...]

Charles Bradley to illuminate Enlighten

By 19 December 2013
Charles Bradley to illuminate Enlighten

[ 8 March 2014; ]

Andrew Barr yesterday put forth word that the star of the 2014 Enlighten festival will be Charles Bradley with Le Dîner en Blanc in hot pursuit:

Among a stellar line-up of events between 28 February and 8 March, Enlighten will feature Canberra’s only concert by the Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley.

The former James Brown [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 20 December 2013

By 19 December 2013
DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 20 December 2013

[ 20 December 2013 to 22 December 2013. ]

Alright party peoples the year might be winding down but we all still need to get out of our hideous domestic situations before murder is done.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this coming weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Our very own Norah Jones?

By 16 December 2013
Our very own Norah Jones?

I had the privilege of a wonderful local singer playing at my recent wedding.  I heard her at the ANU open day in August and approached to ask if she would play.  She did, and she was wonderful!
Please take the time to check out her clips on youtube and her website.
Enjoy

Fossil Rabbit video live at Smith’s

By 13 December 2013
Fossil Rabbit video live at Smith's

On occasion I am reminded that music isn’t just a think that happens when musicians hold an instrument, but is actually a craft that people learn.
Watching this video was one of those occasions.
Check out more of Fossil Rabbit’s (AKA Chris Finnigan) work on SoundCloud.

Big Old Country Town. Sparrow Folk’s new clip

By 10 December 2013
Big Old Country Town. Sparrow Folk's new clip

Canberran pop-folk comedy act Sparrow Folk have just put together a love letter for Canberra. Knowing that their work usually is usually full of jokes I kept waiting for this song to take a twist into making fun of Canberra, but no, it remains sincere and sweet throughout.
Enjoy.

Experienced female singer wanted for reputable Canberra covers band Smooth Ops

By 10 December 2013

Know a great female singer in Canberra interested in working with a reputable, professional, well-paid covers band?
Smooth Ops requires a new female vocalist to join two other vocalists (1 male, 1 female) to front our working pop/funk/soul covers band in 2014. We need a highly competent and experienced female singer capable of handling everything from [...]

Legends of Vegas at Belconnen Community Centre

By 9 December 2013
Legends of Vegas at Belconnen Community Centre

[ 20 December 2013; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] BCS is proud to present Legends of Vegas, featuring tributes to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash and Elvis, supported by the Vegas Showgirls from Subsdance Studios.

Friday 20th December, 11am. Theatre@bcs, Belconnen Community Centre. Tickets are $20 or $15 Concession.

Tickets can be purchased from the Belconnen Community Centre reception or by calling 62640232.

For more information, [...]

Decades. Chilled out Sundays at Transit

By 9 December 2013
Decades. Chilled out Sundays at Transit

[ 15 December 2013; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Transit Bar’s super chilled out Sunday listening sessions are apparently a huge success and therefore are carrying on, here’s the December edition.

Go be relaxed.

Dreamed of a club that starts early, isn’t crowded, where you can listen to good and varied music, peruse vinyl collections, play board games, read, crochet, play pool, eat cupcakes or just [...]

Magpies city underground live bands

By 9 December 2013
Magpies city underground live bands

Starting to get good turnouts for band nights seems the word is getting around that this place is the new live music venue in town. check out the facebook page (magpies underground) for upcoming events.
Come support local bands in the heart of civic.
 

The VANS Warped tour comes to Canberra. A review

By 7 December 2013
The VANS Warped tour comes to Canberra. A review

When I realised the VANS Warped tour was coming to Canberra there was no question I had to go.
If for no other reason that we all need to support major acts coming to Canberra until they get back in the habit.
And yes there was a lot of nostalgia in the lineup.
So Friday rolled around, I [...]

COZMO presents Capital of Australia Mandolinata’s Annual Summer Concert at the HELLENIC IN THE CITY!

By 7 December 2013

[ 15 December 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] COZMO presents Capital of Australia Mandolinata’s Annual Summer Concert at the HELLENIC IN THE CITY!

All welcome to COZMO’s Annual Summer Concert, featuring the COZYMO Learning Groups (Beginning and Continuing) and the COZMO ensemble.

WHEN: Sunday 15 December 2013, 4.00–5.30pm
WHERE: Atlas Room, Hellenic Club In The City (13 Moore St)
TICKETS at the door: $10 Adults, $5 Concession*, [...]

The Crooked Fiddle Band and Brass Knuckles Brass Band tonight at the Polo

By 6 December 2013
The Crooked Fiddle Band and Brass Knuckles Brass Band tonight at the Polo

[ 6 December 2013; ]

This, ladies and gentleman, will be a night to dance to.

The Crooked Fiddle Band and the Brass Knuckles Brass band do what they do very well, and what they do is make you want to move your feet.

Totally worth your attention tonight.

THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND : “Moving Pieces of the Sea”
ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
w/ Brass [...]

Santa coming to Carols in Tuggeranong Town Park

By 6 December 2013
Santa coming to Carols in Tuggeranong Town Park

The Salvation Army are putting on their annual Tuggeranong based Christmas celebration Carols in Town Park on Sunday the 15th.
This event has grown significantly over the last three years to become one of the largest community Christmas events in Canberra. This year the Vikings Group are again the main supporter, but have been joined by [...]

Christmas Carnival in the City

By 5 December 2013
Christmas Carnival in the City

[ 12 December 2013 to 23 December 2013. ]

You Are Here and Canberra CBD are planning 12 days of Christmas events spread about the city in Civic Square, Ainslie Avenue, City Walk, and Garema Place.

There is a whole pile of activities and entertainment listed and everything kick off next Thursday the 12th, so get amongst it.

THURSDAY 12th DEC
4.30PM – 6.30PM
ROVING PHOTOGRAPHER
6.00PM – 7.00PM
EAT [...]

Cell Block 69 – Christmas with Corey !

By 5 December 2013
Cell Block 69 - Christmas with Corey !

[ 20 December 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Have you finished your Xmas present shopping ? Have you even started ? It’s the year two thousand and nineteen eighty thirteen and Cell Block 69 have the perfect gift for you. The gift that just keeps gifting. And that gift is Rock n Roll (and to a lesser extent, synth pop).

Corey is returning to [...]

Canberra’s TV Colours top Mess and Noise’s Tracks of 2013

By 4 December 2013
Canberra's TV Colours top Mess and Noise's Tracks of 2013

Mess and Noise have announced their Tracks Of The Year 2013 and Canberra band TV Colours have taken out the very top spot!
1. TV Colours
‘Beverly’
(From the album Purple Skies, Toxic River)
As much a dark horse as the album it came from, ‘Beverly’ might seem an unlikely list-topper. But every time it kicks in, it’s all-consuming [...]

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