It’s not too late to get your creative vibe on and your musical bike grooving for the Spin Festival Canberra Pursuit.
I’ve been out to the TAMS depot and I’ve got to say I had no idea such an amazing building was lurking out there in Fyshwick.
A chunk of my weekend was spent grinding chain rings [...]
The sixth annual Lift Off band comp is now looking for registrations.
Get to it.
As a higlighted feature of the Woden Valley Festival for the past six years, Lift Off has been dedicated to providing young bands with professional performing experience, and 2013 sees the festival continue on this mission.
Bands compete for a prize pack that [...]
[ 21 September, 2013 to 22 September, 2013. ]
Hackett is turning 50, and it’s inviting you to its birthday party.
It’s not called the “Hackett Half Centenary” for reasons unknown.
Hackett’s 50th birthday bash will be held over the weekend 21 – 22 September 2013 to commemorate 50 years since the suburb was officially established.
The celebrations will be officially launched at 12 noon on the [...]
[ 12 September, 2013 to 16 September, 2013. ]
Hey weekend warriors!
What challenges await you this weekend?
Here are some conquests we’ve heard of that you can undertake.
Add your own suggestions of weekend quests in the comments below.
[ 27 September, 2013; 8:00 pm; ] It’s gonna be a MEGA FUNK Birthday Party cause CMC is turning 5!
Come and celebrate Friday 27/09/2013 8pm till late @ White Eagle Polish Club, O’Connor.
Get down and dance all night if ya like cause the grooves just wont quit with;
The Zoopagoo funk monster, 8 piece mayhem!
Spindrift Saga – funk rock Peppers style, they’re tight, [...]
The 8th annual ‘School Stars Band Competition’ hosted by the CIT Music Industry Centre is now calling for entries from school and college students in the ACT region.
[ 28 September, 2013; 1:00 pm; ]
TJ James is launching his new album “All the Pieces Fit” at Belconnen Arts Centre on the 28th this month.
SOMETIMES IT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC … THAT MAKES THE MUSIC COME ALIVE
You may remember him as the guy who used to busk outside McDonalds in Woden, playing at the Hellenic Club or one [...]
Canberra’s biggest and worst named battle of the bands festival “Smells Like Centenary Spirit” is kicking off this Saturday at Belconnen Arts Centre.
Festival names that are both dated and miss the point thematically of the original name they’re referencing aside, this is a pretty cool thing and I hope it finds life past the centenary [...]
[ 5 September, 2013 to 9 September, 2013. ]
Hey sex party, you sure have just pasted your posters over a bunch of gig posters for gigs that are still yet to come… so that’s kinda wrong.
Poor poster board etiquette. TSK TSK.
Anyways, it’s almost the weekend!
How did that happen?
Time happened, and speaking of time and happenings, it’s time to check what is happening this [...]
[ 11 September, 2013 to 25 September, 2013. ] Those fine fellows at the Front have let us know what’s coming up with their gig guide.
11th September 2013: Wattleseed Pavlova (Comedy)
“Whether it be collecting Pez, gardening or relationship advice, we’ve got it covered with the ‘best’ of Australian radio.”
This show is an 8 episode digest of the “best” of Australian radio.
EPISODES 4 [...]
Those scruffy ragamuffins at the CMC are putting on an 80′s punk night, because they care.
A Kick Up Your Heels event for the Centenary of Canberra. The 1980s in Australia saw an outpouring of musical innovation and imagination like none before or since and Canberra was in the thick of it. Canberra Punk and Beyond, [...]
[ 6 September, 2013; 6:30 pm; ] Ladies and Gentlemen the Sass & Tease Collective are putting on a new show this Friday night at the Abbey, and that is exactly when and where and you should be.
Also, it’s an excellent excuse to get dressed up. Always a good thing.
There will be door prizes, best-dressed prizes, katanas, merriment, dancing, dinosaurs, music, girls, [...]
[ 5 October, 2013 to 27 October, 2013. ]
Sporting events, musical bikes, skatepark workshops, and a car-themed rock show can all be found in the newly launched program for SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels.
“The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam Stankevicius, says that SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels will showcase the city’s love of all things that spin throughout four packed [...]
[ 21 September, 2013; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This just in and sounding hiptastic!
A new event due to hit NewActon on 21 September – Hustle&Scout: Twilight Fashion Market (www.hustleandscout.com.au).
This seasonal market will run from 4-9pm in the Nishi Foyer and will showcase 25 high-end designers and collectors, three live music acts, food by A. Baker, $10 Hustle&Scout cocktails and a fashion show/after party [...]
[ 1 September, 2013 to 30 September, 2013. ]
This just in:
Monday 2nd September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Buck Et Al
Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 5th 9pm
Positive Feedback Loop
Kid You Not
Saturday 7th 9:30pm
The Dunhill Blues
The King Hits
Monday 9th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 10th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema Presents
Shakespeare and his Publicist Trivia
Thursday 12th 9pm
Sun God Replica
[ 18 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This exciting news just in:
Centenary commissioned artist Jon Rose has recently taken up residence in Canberra, and is laying down the challenge to anyone who thinks they can build a musical bike, that they’ve got just under 2 months to do so if you’d like to take part in the Canberra Pursuit performance in this [...]
Now is not a happy time for Canberra’s public servants.
The prospect of either being sacked by Tony Abbott or having to work for Kevin Rudd is hardly an appealing one.
But with spring in the air in Canberra and a forecast of 20 degrees for tomorrow (and thereabouts through the week) it’s time to cheer [...]
Hey I am a local CIT student studying PR and for my latest assessment I am researching the Canberra music scene.
I am looking for a list of live music venue closures over the past decade within Canberra. I am exploring the link between noise complaints made by neighbouring residential developments and the closure of venues.
Nigel of the Canberra Musicians Club is trying to make up for lazily missing the madness magic and mayhem of Amanda Palmer’s last visit to Canberra with a facebook campaign.
Today I was shocked to discover that Amanda Palmer is coming to Australia in September but not planning to play in Canberra. I lazily failed to [...]
Brent Wijnberg has been in touch to tell us about his latest project. A beautiful piece of Americana called The Queanbeyan Tapes by his new project This Lone Ranger.
Well worth a listen.
Queanbeyan Tapes by This Lone Ranger
If your band has music to share send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hi fellow rioters my fiancé and I are looking for an acoustic guitarist/band and mc for our wedding this year, does anyone have any recommendations?
Look forward to hearing everyone’s opinions!
[ 22 August, 2013 to 26 August, 2013. ]
The prophecy speaks of the coming of the weekend!
It will be glorious!
Got any plans?
Johnboy and I will kick this off with a list of the fun things we’ve heard of, but it’s up to you to finish it.
Make sure you leave suggestions in the comments below.
[ 30 August, 2013 to 11 September, 2013. ] The Front Gallery have sent over a guide to their next two weeks of events:
30th August 2013 – Poetry Slam (Poetry)
Canberra Poetry Slam: WORD INJECTION
In August the Canberra Poetry Slam features the Interstate Poets Jackson (WA) and Jennifer Compton (NSW), as well as launch the latest Burley Journal.
The night will commence with the Open Mike [...]
Canberra’s on a roll for local music videos. Tonight coming from Coda Conduct with Watch This Space:
Coda Conduct’s debut film clip.
Directed by: Haley Sewell
Director of Photography: Joseph Timbs
Special thanks to:
Tate Harris: Recording
Tony Kabanov: Mixing and Mastering
Britt Nichols: Coda Conduct Logo Design
Mikaela Rose Thompson: Makeup
Sage Fitzpatrick: Keeper of the Keys, Animal Handler
Sally’s Dad: Couch Mobilizer
Sofia: Being [...]
Super Best Friends John Barrington have made astonishing use of their Parliament House access to produce a new bar setter in local music videos.
The Hon Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd
Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott
Leader of the Greens, Christine Milne
Deputy Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese
Deputy Leader of the Nationals, Barnaby Joyce
Minister Joel Fitzgibbon
Senator Nick Xenophon
Senator Sarah [...]
[ 24 August, 2013; 9:00 pm; ]
This just in:
Coming to PJs in Tuggeranong this Saturday, driving rock and roll with the Naddiks, danceable mod/ pop with the Feldons and introducing Positive Feedback Loop. Come along, drink some beers and have a listen to some fantastic live, original local talent at one of Canberra’s rapidly growing live venues.
[ 15 August, 2013 to 19 August, 2013. ]
The weather is improving!
Obviously because we live in Canberra we should all keep up a healthy level of paranoia. Actually trust the sunlight not to retreat rapidly the second we walk out in anything less than full winter gear would be foolish.
Still, it’s nice to look at.
Now, what can we do over the weekend?
I love the National Folk Festival, I love it a lot. However I do have to admit that the tickets are rather expensive.
Many people admit this actually, some even complain about it.
The National Folk Festival have heard those admittances and complaints and responded with a “Pay By Instalment” plan, which is probably not quite what [...]
[ 22 August, 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] It’s time we got back to basics in Canberra. We’re about getting organised, thorough and providing as much help to upcoming hip hop artists as we can. We’re putting on a series of events in order to bring the music back to the capital, and inject some hip hop sensibilities into our town. More opportunities [...]
[ 14 September, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] SAN QUEANBEYAN
Counterfeit Cash’s tribute to the Man in Black.
To commemorate the 10 years since Johnny Cash’s passing and to pay tribute to his world famous Folsom/San Quentin Prison concerts.
Come and be a COUNTERFEIT PRISONER for the night and enjoy a great night of entertainment and live music. Relive the sounds of Johnny Cash and the [...]
[ 17 August, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Rufino from Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen is bringing some Caribbean beats to the Polish Club with his new band Rufino and the Coconuts.
You can just tell that this is going to be a bit special.
Get ready for the sensual primitive jungle grooves of Rufino and the Coconuts. One night only – plus local [...]
The MusicACT Annual Music Awards is coming back, and it’s time to submit yourself to them in order to win fabulous awards later!
Head over to musicact.com.au/mamas and register your act.
Also worth noting is that the MAMAs have increased their number of categories for awards from 19 to 26, so if you felt your thing wasn’t [...]