I like Little Brooklyn. It’s a quaint little venue but it’s always had quite a big crowd. It keeps gigs intimate, but there’s still that popularity factor that entices the less musically inclined to venture in for a drink, or dinner, thus involving them with the local music scene – intentionally or not.
Kate Watts is [...]
Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, it’s not boring, yes we can [...]
Love your local Environment Centre
- Dan Kelly does! -
It’s that time again; the Canberra Environment Centre is holding its annual fundraising event, but this year with a twist, and a cocktail.
Chris Endrey, beloved host of In Canberra Tonight, will sit down with David Pope (cartoonist for the Canberra Times); Shane Rattenbury (ACT Greens member for [...]
[ 30 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]
The 9th annual ‘School Stars Band Competition’ is now calling for entries from high school and college students in the ACT and surrounding NSW region.
This year’s event will be held 30 October 6-10pm at CIT Music Industry Centre, Woden Campus.
Hosted by the CIT Music Industry Centre, the competition offers young Canberra musicians a fantastic opportunity [...]
GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE WINNERS the Johnny Rieger Band will be appearing with Melbourne Blues Challenge Winner – John McNamara at The Harmonie German Club on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 8pm. FREE ENTRY!
Described as “The New Generation of Blues” The Johnny Rieger Band have played over 300 concerts in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Austria [...]
[ 26 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; ]
Pocket Fox have a new spring in their step! Join the local folk-pop darlings in an evening that celebrates their new single, Heartsong. The launch will take place in the foyer of The Street Theatre. Pocket Fox will headline the evening, featuring performances from The Canberra Swing Katz (local dance troupe), music from The Burley Griffin, and poetry [...]
I caught up with Melbourne based musician James Southwell, we talk fame, influences and preparing to record.
What was the first song you learnt how to sing and play as a kid?
Dammit Blink 182. I remember standing in my bedroom in front of my mirror with my stereo blaring the song, as I was playing along. [...]
With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities.
Add your own tips in the comments.
From our team:
Amy Birchall is off to Floriade on Saturday for one of Emma McMahon’s cake decorating demonstrations
Heather Lansdowne is going to check out the Roller [...]
Stephen Cummings is playing at Smith’s on Friday night and we’ve got a double pass to giveaway!
2014 sees Stephen release his first album for three years, ‘Nothing to be frightened of’ which was recorded and mixed by Shane O’Mara in two days.
‘Nothing to be frightened of’ is a lucid commentary on humanity’s inevitable confrontation [...]
I’ve always been so charmed by Angus and Julia Stone – the balance between those two polar opposite voices meeting in the middle to create the music that they do has always incited a chill down my spine. The haunting richness in Julia’s unique soprano is so raw and unrestricted – there’s nothing like it. [...]
[ 21 September 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Our host band this month is Judi Pearce & The Arrangement (JPA); a 6 piece ensemble featuring strong rhythmic interpretations of jazz, blues & contemporary songs laced with powerful vocal & sax melodies.
Lead vocalist, Judi Pearce has won multiple awards including the 2006 Chain Awards, Australian Blues Vocalist of the Year & the Canberra Blues [...]
The Keller Sessions present Veronica’s Boyfriend – Laid back New Orleans style blues and their own alternative groove.
Jeff Prime – blues harp, lead guitar; Sandra Chambers – percussion; Shaun Andrews – vocals, guitar and Sarah Bloustein – violin.
Veronica’s Boyfriend were formed out of the fabulous Bear Busker Sunday afternoon sessions in Filthy McFadden’s (like so [...]
I bet you have heard the song “Big Red Car” and “Hot Potato”, but have you heard “Boys Like Pink Too!” or “Completely Naked Beans”? These are just two of the fun, clever and original Childrens’ songs written by local singer/songwriter Derryth Nash. Recently described as having the voice of an angel and gigging locally [...]
Phoenix Players have announced auditions for their next show, the rock musical High Fidelity.
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film, featuring original music by the composer of Next to Normal.
Rob, a slacker thirty-something record store owner, has just been dumped by his girlfriend Laura. In an attempt to figure out [...]
[ 19 October 2014 at 3:00 pm; 23 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; 25 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] In a rare soloistic performance, the singers of The Song Company and Ironwood Chamber Ensemble will combine to present Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor featuring one voice per part vocal scoring. Widely regarded as the Mount Everest of vocal music, this work is usually performed with a mass choir – The Song [...]
Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of emotion that recounts the sadness, sickness, love and indecision that weaves its way through the fabric of everyday Australian life, The Ellis Collective are on stage [...]
[ 12 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
A night of rock and roll for you at Smiths Alternative.
Cub Calloway (ex Saints), modrockers the Feldons and rockabilly kings the Crossbones are teaming up to give you a night of solid, joyous, old school rock and roll.
See you there…
When: Friday 12 September
Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga street
Tickets $10 at the door.
[ 30 August 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Combine unpredictable on-stage banter with un-teachable exquisite sibling harmonies, irresistible pop melodies and songs that are akin to your favourite stories put to music, and you have one of Melbourne’s finest acts; The Little Stevies.
Since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago, sisters Sibylla and Bethany have built up a reputation as a must see [...]
[ 3 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] Hip Hop sensation 360 is gearing up to take his new album on tour, stopping off to play the University of Canberra on Wednesday 3 September.
I caught up with him to talk new music, Iggy Azalea and Canberra’s club scene.
What song are you most proud of from the new album Utopia?
To be honest I’m proud of [...]
As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital.
Suggestions from some of our team:
Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd to see astronaut Chris Hadfield speak at Llewellyn Hall for National Science week on Sunday 24th of August
Josh Mulrine is taking his daughter along to the Geoscience [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 13 September 2014 at 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 [...]
[ 23 August 2014 at 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 [...]
[ 16 August 2014 at 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 [...]
[ 19 September 2014 at 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 [...]
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 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 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) [...]
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 [...]