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Help fund Sam King’s new studio space

By 4 December 2013
Help fund Sam King's new studio space

Sam King has great hair, and works his butt off in the Canberra music scene.
He’s been recording and producing albums for Canberra bands since he was a teenager, and he’s pretty darn good at it.
He’s put up a Pozible to get together the last of the cash he needs to build his own studio space, [...]

Guitar Wolf playing at The Basement tonight!

By 4 December 2013
Guitar Wolf playing at The Basement tonight!

[ 4 December 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Guitar Wolf ladies and gentlemen!

This is big

Guitar Wolf are an awesome Japanese hardcore punk act who deserve to be experienced. I went to a Guitar Wolf gig a few years back and got hit in the head with a dude. Not by a dude, although also that, but with a dude. He was launched. Glasses [...]

What bands to watch in 2014?

By 3 December 2013
What bands to watch in 2014?

Our super hip and bodacious friends over at BMA have posted up a list of their top 5 young bands to keep an eye on in 2014. Have a look, make note., check them out.
I’ve not seen any of them yet so I’ve now got my first collection of goals for next year.
Anyways we were [...]

You Are Here secures $85,000 in funding

By 3 December 2013
You Are Here secures $85,000 in funding

They look fairly happy about it.
Today Joy Burch and Andrew Barr announced $85,000 in joint funding for You Are Here, Canberra’s little festival that could.
They did this in the alleyway behind Impact Comics.

You Are Here have used this space as a venue during the festival before, but on those occasions the traffic had been blocked [...]

Monotremes digital EP available

By 2 December 2013
Monotremes digital EP available

Lovers of jazz, local music, and local jazz music take note!
The Monotremes are a selection of handsome individuals wielding some equally handsome instruments.
After a few years of gigs and experimentation, The Monotremes have made their first release, Phantasmagorganism.
It’s an EP, coming in at 25 minutes, with three tracks.
The Monotremes have been writing and performing extended [...]

Phoenix Gig Guide for December

By 2 December 2013

[ 1 December 2013 to 31 December 2013. 1 December 2013 to 31 December 2013. ] The final gig guide for the year from those fine folks at the Phoenix:

Monday 2nd 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
Reilly Fitzalan
Second Sun
Babyfreeze
Fossil Rabbit
Aleister James

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Advanced Remedial Massage Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 4th 8pm
Bela Farkas and Friends Sacrificial Poems CD Launch
Kooky Fandango
Hayley Shone

Thursday 5th 9pm
Lecherous Gaze (USA)
Hygiene
Gentlemen (MEL)

Saturday 7th 9:30pm
Fire on the Hill
Owen Campbell

Monday [...]

The Feldons and friends rock the Pot Belly

By 2 December 2013
The Feldons and friends rock the Pot Belly

[ 6 December 2013; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]

A collection of hard working rockers are playing the Pot Belly this Friday night, begin preparations!

Friday 6 December at the newly renovated Pot Belly in Belconnen.

A night of live, original rock and rock with Daz jamieson followed by mod rockers The Feldons and rounding the night off the indipop exuberance of Positive Feedback Loop.
[...]

ACT Rescue and Foster Fundraiser – Greg Fleet and Steady Eddie ‘stand up’ for the dogs

By 1 December 2013

[ 7 December 2013; ] If you’re looking for a different type of Christmas celebration for your workplace or groups of friends this year, we could have exactly what you need… It’s a Christmas Dinner with a difference – We have world class comedians Greg Fleet and Steady Eddy, local comedians and a rising star magician who will keep you guessing [...]

Smith’s Alternative Bookshop hosts Sparrow-Folk and their very Nestie Christmas.

By 1 December 2013

[ 3 December 2013; 7:00 pm; ] Join Fox and Lark in a night of festive musical hilarity. Two ukes, one nest and lots of feathered goodness. Escape the silly season with a night of silliness.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 for groups of 5+

Book here: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=68043

2013 Going out with a Bang at the Polo!

By 27 November 2013
2013 Going out with a Bang at the Polo!

[ 5 December 2013 to 6 December 2013. ]

The CMC stage at the Polo, lurking in the shadow of Canberra’s inner north real estate boom is winding up next week with some more awesomeness. On Thursday December 5 Tiger and Me with support from the Bearded Gypsy Band will start festivities.

Then on Friday December 6 The Crooked Fiddle Band will unleash their [...]

Get Shaken & Stirred by the Sass and Tease Collective at the Polit Bar

By 27 November 2013
Get Shaken & Stirred by the Sass and Tease Collective at the Polit Bar

[ 28 November 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s craftiest bunch of burlesque performers are starting something new!

The Sass and Tease Collective are putting together a new regular night at the Polit Bar, and the opening night is this Thursday!

You should go!

Polit Bar “la Burlesquerie” presents…

Shaken & Stirred

A night of Glamour and Elegance, Burlesque and Cabaret

Tickets $20 from the bar or [...]

Music at Midday announces its supported charities for this year

By 27 November 2013

[ 4 December 2013; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Like music? Dislike staying up late?

Music at Midday seems like it’s for you then!

Wednesday the 4th of December at 11AM and again at 12.30PM, the RMC Band will be playing tunes and raising money for charity at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

The concert goes for 60 minutes and the entry is by gold coin donation, [...]

Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA part 2

By 26 November 2013
Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA part 2

[ 1 December 2013; 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ]

The NFSA threw one of these events on back in October, and obviously everyone had such a good time they’ve decided to do it again.

The records are ready to spin again !!!

Sunday 1 December from 2.30pm at the Vinyl Lounge, the newly renovated Theatrette at Canberra’s National Film and Sound Archive.

NFSA [...]

End of Movember Fundraiser at Knightsbridge

By 26 November 2013
End of Movember Fundraiser at Knightsbridge

[ 29 November 2013; 7:00 pm; ]

Who Movembered up this year?

Love them or hate them, the simple moustache has an amazing power to transform the face.

Knightsbridge are putting on an end of Movember basht his year so head along and celebrate the mo’ (or if you’re not a fan celebrate the banishment of them for another year) and raise some funds [...]

Desecrator and Malignant Monster @ The Basement

By 26 November 2013
Desecrator and Malignant Monster @ The Basement

[ 19 December 2013; ]

Desecrator are an Melbourne act that have been bouncing around overseas for a while and they’re joining forces with Malignant Monster from WA to bring their thrash metal sound to Canberra.

Canberra has a fairly dedicated metal scene that you might not have come across unless you frequent the Basement in Belconnen, so if you’re a [...]

The greatest harmonica player alive is coming to Canberra

By 25 November 2013
The greatest harmonica player alive is coming to Canberra

[ 29 May 2014; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ] Sit down, you need to be sitting down to hear this.

Alright you’re sitting? Good.

The world’s greatest player of the world’s greatest instrument is coming to Canberra!

The world’s greatest instrument is a harmonica by the way.

No seriously.

You know that bit in the Romatics’ song ‘What I like about you’ when the harmonica kicks in and just [...]

Deadset, a “place to converge” at New Acton

By 22 November 2013

New Acton are letting you know about their new “space” they’d like you to check out:
The NewActon Precinct’s latest space, Deadset, is giving a peek this weekend, starting today at noon.
Deadset is a bar; a lounge room; a library stocked with a growing collection of artisan books; and a secret garden.
While Deadset sits [...]

Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble Skills Workshop

By 21 November 2013

EVENT: Would you like to improve your skills on mandolin or guitar? Learn how to achieve a sweet, smooth tremolo? Improve your playing in the “dusty bits” up the neck? Learn how to play with dynamics? Would you like to be able to play better on guitar or mandolin in an ensemble setting?
COZMO (Capital of [...]

‘Zoology for Beginners’ A Doctor Stovepipe Family Show at Gorman House

By 21 November 2013
'Zoology for Beginners' A Doctor Stovepipe Family Show at Gorman House

[ 24 November 2013; 3:00 pm; ]

Peddlers of good old fashion tunes, Doctor Stovepipe have put together a family show!

Doctor Stovepipe presents their musical family show ‘zoology for beginners’. It’s a show that features songs about chickens and many of the lesser animals known to science. There will be three part harmonies, guitar, double bass, fiddle, dancing, audience participation and medical [...]

Music ACT Music Awards (MAMAs) 2013

By 21 November 2013
Music ACT Music Awards (MAMAs) 2013

Too often people define a city by what it lacks or compare cities of vastly different sizes and sociocultural structures. Canberra isn’t Sydney or Melbourne, and they’re not New York or Berlin. Our myriad arts communities have suffered because of the nation’s metonymic notion that Canberra is the Government and APS. What The MusicACT Annual Music [...]

Citizen Kay with Raise a Glass ft BKBB. Local Music Video

By 21 November 2013
Citizen Kay with Raise a Glass ft BKBB. Local Music Video

It’s a strong month for local music videos with Citizen Kay and the Brass Knuckle Brass Band joining the pack:
Directed by Nic Vevers. “Raise A Glass ft. The Brass Knuckle Brass Band” performed by Citizen Kay © 2013
OUT NOW ON ITUNES:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/rai…
There’s also a bonus live version if you can’t get enough of that handsome brass [...]

The Feldons and the Marji Curran Band at Smith’s

By 20 November 2013
The Feldons and the Marji Curran Band at Smith's

[ 22 November 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Just a quick one, The Feldons and the Marji Curran Band are doing their thing this Friday at everyone’s favourite bookstore turned venue.

Friday at Smiths Alternative Bookshop. Rock, blues, roots with the Marji Curran Band and mod rockers the Feldons.

$5.00 on door.

Write it up! and Hip Hop Live! at Tuggeranong Festival!

By 19 November 2013
Write it up! and Hip Hop Live! at Tuggeranong Festival!

[ 23 November 2013; 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. ]

Tuggeranong Festival is now official more street than you.

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that there is a bunch of great talent in Canberra’s urban art scene, and that talent is going to be on display at the Tuggeranong Festival. Suppoting the artists will be a selection of Canberra’s finest DJ’s doing that [...]

Burrows with Stronger Man. Local music video

By 18 November 2013
Burrows with Stronger Man. Local music video

The Local ‘n’ Live team keep churning out great work, the latest from Burrows with their song Stronger Man:
Burrows playing ‘Stronger Man’ at the Polish Club 15/11/2013.
https://www.facebook.com/burrowspage
Audio recorded by Dave Howe.
Filmed by Luke McGrath and Adam Thomas.
Mixed and Edited by Sam King.
Brought to you by LocalnLive
https://www.facebook.com/localnlive
The local music program on 2XX
http://www.2xxfm.org.au/
It has been duly added [...]

The Ellis Collective with America. Local Music Video

By 17 November 2013
The Ellis Collective with America. Local Music Video

Local ‘n’ Live have just posted this video:
The Ellis Collective playing ‘America’ at the Polish Club 15/11/2013.
http://www.theelliscollective.com/
Audio recorded by Dave Howe.
Filmed by Luke McGrath and Adam Thomas.
Mixed and Edited by Sam King.
Brought to you by LocalnLive
https://www.facebook.com/localnlive
The local music program on 2XX
http://www.2xxfm.org.au/
It has thusly been added as the 106th song in our local music playlist:

Typhoon Yolanda Fundraiser at Transit

By 14 November 2013
Typhoon Yolanda Fundraiser at Transit

[ 16 November 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

A really good looking gig being played for a great cause.

Go be entertained, and help with something really important.

Typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as ‘Haiyan’), the strongest in recorded history, reached the Philippine landmass on the evening of November 7th 2013, at speeds of over 300km/h. Subsequently, significant damage was caused to several areas of the [...]

Play it Loud at the National Convention Centre

By 13 November 2013
Play it Loud at the National Convention Centre

[ 15 November 2013; 12:00 am to 10:00 pm. ]

The finals of Canberra’s Smells Like Centenary Spirit competition are happening this Friday in the form of Play It Loud, a free all ages concert that looks pretty rad.

Check out the poster below for more info.

Click for a bigger version.

Art Party Canberra 2 in Lyneham

By 12 November 2013
Art Party Canberra 2 in Lyneham

[ 23 November 2013 7:00 pm to 24 November 2013 1:00 am. ]

Time for an Art Party!

They’re holding on in Canberra 2, which is a parallel Canberra that branched off from ours shortly after the events of the Infinite Crisis.

They’re promising a bunch of art, obviously, and ENDLESS cups of chai.

If you’re a chai nut, please go and put this claim to the test.

Head to the Facebook [...]

The Phoenix gets a hole in the wall for its 20th birthday

By 11 November 2013
The Phoenix gets a hole in the wall for its 20th birthday

[ 18 November 2013 to 24 November 2013. ]

The Phoenix Bar is turning 20!

To celebrate, it’s doubled in size!

What once was downstairs Shooters is now an extension of the Phoenix Bar which is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in my life since I became old enough to first attend the Phoenix Bar. They’ve put in a second bar, a raised [...]

The Feldon’s playing the Pot

By 11 November 2013
The Feldon's playing the Pot

[ 15 November 2013; 8:00 pm; ] The Feldon’s not only have a gig coming up at the Pot Belly this Friday, but they also have a sexy new poster to advertise it with.

Woo!

The Feldons at the Pot this Friday playing a heap of original material and bonus extras, (no, not a bunch of blooper tapes or the making of) instead a [...]

Who wants to go to bed with The Ellis Collective?

By 11 November 2013
Who wants to go to bed with The Ellis Collective?

This just in from The Ellis Collective:
Thanks to hundreds of good folks who have helped us out by downloading and reviewing the new single on Unearthed. It’s now placed up the top of the overall and Roots chart which means that a whole bunch of strangers can now find our new tunes.
http://www.triplejunearthed.com.au/theEllisCollective
By way of saying [...]

Ellis Collective’s new single available for your ear holes

By 8 November 2013
Ellis Collective's new single available for your ear holes

Bloke folk wizards the Ellis Collective have just put their new single up on Unearthed and you should quickly insert it into whichever orifice you listen through.
It’s called Walk Back Down, and I quite like it.
If you like it too, you should probably think about checking out their upcoming launch at the Polish club [...]

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