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 [...]
[ 20 July 2014 at 2:00 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 26 June 2014 at 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 15 June 2014 at 4:00 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 30 May 2014 at 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 8 August 2014 at 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 [...]
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.
[ 24 May 2014 at 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 19 April 2014 at 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
#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 [...]
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 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 [...]
[ 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!