Order of the Golden Cardigan in conjunction with Grand Wazoo Production present Enlighten.
Chilled modular synthesziser music with psychadelic video taken from the 2013 Canberra Enlighten festival.
Revellers have made a big impact on the Canberra music scene in a short space of time, their 2012 S/T Demo was well received and a string of high profile supports throughout the last 12 months has set the stage for a big year in 2013. Their latest work ‘Night Time Lunatics’ is a fresh [...]
It’s lunchtime and a man calling himself Fossil Rabbit is making the most wonderful and chilled sounds with a guitar. I swear this music is helping me digest. I don’t have the science to back that up, so I’ll just have to ask you to trust me.
A collection of people are sitting around the room [...]
I just wanted to thank you for the mixtape. I know we haven’t spent that much time together, but after listening to it on Friday night I feel as though I know you a little better now. We like a lot of the same music, you know? And as for the bands I hadn’t [...]
You Are Here writer in residence, Andrew Galan has submitted this article about the You Are Here festival breakfasts, which you should all probably go to, because why not spend breakfast with lovely people.
Nic Delatovic’s Festival Breakfast with Matty Ellis and Luke McGrath
YouAreHere’s series of festival breakfasts are informal chats occurring most days between one [...]
“But I’m sick!” I cry.
Johnboy brings the whip down harder than before.
“Fine, I’ll do another Unearthed Review.”
Today we meet USING THREE WORDS, a pop rock group out of Canberra.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Using Three Words play a .”..smart sometimes technical take on punk, rock and the spaces in between…” – Drum Media [...]
We’ve just been sent a highly unusual open letter expressing the CSO’s displeasure with recent comments made by the Commonwealth Arts Minister Simon Crean.
It finishes thusly:
I believe the CSO does more than enough to warrant recognition of our unique place as the professional orchestra of the nation’s capital. To confuse us with the ANU or [...]
The video above is the playlist, it will update once a day as new episodes are released. Check below for individual episodes.
Fight Scenes, music, and beautiful women. Heartbroken Assassin is a new Canberra based web series being created over the course of the You Are Here festival. A new episode will be filmed and released [...]
You Are Here has descended upon our fair City for the third time. In a time where random d-list personalities are making fun of Canberra for attention and profit, and birthday celebrations maybe don’t have enough food vans, it can be easy to fall into despair. Fear not though, there is a cure. No it’s [...]
Local lads Mandala have finally received their self funded EP back in hard copy form and would like fans to know that the disc is currently on the shelf, albeit in limited numbers, at Landspeed Records in Civic and at Songland Records in Cooleman Court.
If you’re unfamiliar with their music you can check out [...]
[ 15 March, 2013 to 17 March, 2013. ]
It feels like last weekend is barely over and yet thoughts turn to the vast throbbing multiplicity of things to see and do around Canberra this coming end of week.
What are your hot tips?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
Hey Groovers, it’s time for another Unearthed Review! Lets check out ASSASSINS 88!
Here’s the part where I usually say “Here’s what they have to say about themselves:” but I can’t because the band hasn’t put a bio up. Bios are too mainstream. Let’s skip ahead.
ASSASSINS 88 have a brilliant grungy pop-rock beach party sound, and [...]
[ 22 March, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, is back and this time they’ll be serving up an evening of non-stop punk rock!
Are you feeling lucky?… Punk! brings you a relentless line up of local and interstate bands, as well as hard-hitting burlesque acts with an added punk rock edge especially for the occasion.
[ 19 March, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
Continuing their fine tradition of creating events that defy simple entry into the RiotACT’s categories database, You Are Here is hosting an exciting mix of old films, live performance, music and who knows what else at the National Film and Sound Archives on Tuesday the 19th.
The You Are Here festival and the National Film and [...]
This Friday sees an abundance of amazing live shows in Canberra (only coincidentally during the Canberra Birthday week) as I’m sure the DIY wotz on guide will reflect later in the week.
It would be counterproductive to list them in this post, as the purpose here is to draw attention to a novel factor of one [...]
Unearthed Reviews took a day off to party yesterday, but today have returned with a vengeance. I want you all to know I don’t get to pick which bands I review. There is a system, there are words engraved onto lists that I cannot alter. Today those words said When Giants Sleep.
Here’s what they have [...]
[ 15 March, 2013; ]
We just received an email from the good Dr. O’Boogie.
This Friday the venerable Pot Belly Bar in Belconnen is serving up another musical smorgasbord with the Dave Williams Blues Band, the Gaps and Canberra’s own mod/popster borderline alcoholics, The Feldons, who never fail to entertain with their driving poppy offerings that somehow elicit images of [...]
There has been some adverse comment about yesterday’s festivities so I thought I’d share my own perspective.
It’s true parts of the program ranged into surreal, or even bizarre territory.
There may not have been enough vendors (tricky to plan for to an un-ticketed event on a public holiday) but Civic was a minute away on my [...]
It’s the day we have all been waiting for – the public holiday Monday that sees all of Canberra get together around Lake Burley Griffin for the party of a century.
Big numbers are expected to the event, which starts at noon and continues until 11pm.
Event organisers heaved a sigh of relief late last week as [...]
[ 13 May, 2013; ] Press your uniform and polish your aviators! It is time for a morale-boosting concert Pin-Up style!
[ 11 May, 2013; 5:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s biggest tiny little festival, the long running and always awesome Pop The Pot returns to Belconnen’s Pot Belly in May.
Details are on facebook but here’s the lineup:
Fires In July
Little Mac & the Monster Men
Anyone else think this month is a getting a little ridiculous in terms of festivals? It’s ludicrous how much stuff is crammed into these 31 days. Anyone who complains Canberra is dull has never been here in March.
Let’s go over it shall we?
Canberra Comedy Festival. March 19-23.
The Village Festival. March 21-24.
The National Folk Festival.March 28-April [...]
[ 14 March, 2013 to 22 March, 2013. ]
In our borderline-obsessive quest to cram as many free arts events down our fellow ACTians throats as possible, You Are Here is filling the coveted lunchtime real estate by showcasing a wonderful local band (and the odd award-winning poet) almost every day of the festival.
Lunchbox concerts will be at 1pm (the best lunch is [...]
[ 8 March, 2013 to 11 March, 2013. ]
It’s here! Can you feel the excitement? It’s the Canberra Day long weekend!
What’s worth seeing and doing around this extraordinary city this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
Unearthed Reviews are a part of my everyday life now. I have to accept this. Today I spent some time listening to Totara Jack.
Here’s what he has to say about himself:
Dreamt up alone in a crowd in a far foreign land.
A first step for a new solo project.
With the help of Lachlan Carrick (Gotye) and [...]
[ 28 March, 2013 to 1 April, 2013. ]
The National Folk Festival program for 2013 is out! As usual it is full of all sorts of really awesome fun things and some folk music. I kid because I love.
Check it out, get excited, and I’ll see you in the line for drink tickets!
Or outside the Majestic wearing a tri-corner hat…
It’s Unearthed Review time! Johnboy didn’t even have to twist my arm today. It seems he has trained me well. I don’t like that.
I do like The Fighting League though.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
tropical is dead as the climate is cooling and the winter we want is here general pants started reading [...]
[ 15 March, 2013 to 16 March, 2013. ]
It’s only 10 sleeps until Cell Block 69 return to sunny Canberry to show Canberrians just how awesome Cell Block are in Rock (and to a lesser extent – synth pop) concert.
The Canberrian mayor has also announced a display of fireworks to be held on Lake Burley Griffin, in honor of Cell Block 69′s triumphant [...]
Local attractive musicians Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens are the number one feature artist on Triple J Unearthed today with their song Adeleine. It’s always a nice feeling when you spot Canberran artists doing well.
Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens are performing a shadow puppet show as a part of You Are Here, which [...]
How long can I keep digging through the Unearthed Review backlog before I break down? Let’s find out!
I pulled up the list and scrolled down to see which name came after Slagrugrhyme’s and was delighted to spot The Brass Knuckle Brass Band.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I really like the Brass Knuckle Brass Band. I like the people [...]
[ 16 March, 2013; ]
This just in:
Coolio Desgracias is the hip hop alter ego of musician Simon Milman, better known for his work as bassist with Los Chavos, The Ellis Collective, Fats Homicide and many other bands. His modus operandi is to freely explore the fields of hip hop, r n b, funk and beyond, much like his hero [...]