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2013 Going out with a Bang at the Polo!

By 27 November 2013

[ 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 November 2013 at 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 at 11:00 am; 4 December 2013 at 12:30 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 December 2013 at 2:30 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 29 November 2013 at 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

[ 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 29 May 2014 at 8:00 pm; 29 May 2014 at 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 November 2013 at 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 November 2013 at 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 November 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 November 2013 at 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2013 at 12:00 am; ]

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

[ 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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

[ 15 November 2013 at 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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

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 [...]

Decades at Transit Bar

By 8 November 2013

[ 10 November 2013 at 2:00 pm; ]

Decades is an interesting attempt to create the ultimate in chilled out Sunday afternoon entertainment, combining beer and pool and… well relaxing things. There’s also a vinyl sale by Dynomite Records there this weekend.

So head down to Transit between 2-8 and just relax a bit.

Play pool, read a book, chat with friends, have a drink. [...]

40th Anniversary Celebration Dance at the Polish Club

By 7 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 7 November 2013 at 12:00 am; ]

Come for a dance at the Polish Club!

The good old Polo continues to be possibly the finest venue for seeing live music with an awesome variety of well run gigs playing weekly, and tonight is your chance to celebrate that.

Check out the Facebook page for more info.

Once again the Canberra Musicians and Polish White Eagle [...]

Lift Off Band comp for your listening pleasure!

By 7 November 2013

[ 8 November 2013 at 4:00 pm; ]

This just in:

The sixth annual Lift Off band comp will see Canberra bands CASTERS, Pleased to Jive You, Harley Quinn, Purity, Elision and Hearing Voices battle it out this Friday 8 November at Woden Youth Centre.

Bands are competing for a prize pack worth over $5000, which includes everything they need to launch themselves into [...]

Home Made Jam at Woden CIT

By 7 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 7 November 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

As a part of the never ending avalanche of events that is the Woden Valley Festival, CIT Woden are hosting Home Made Jam tonight.

Canberran singer/songwriters of note will be making music and other people will be judging them harshly.

I will be one of those judges, I promise to be harsh but fair… unless I’m having [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 7th of November 2013

By 7 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 7 November 2013 to 11 November 2013. ]

The party never stops here in Canberra, and neither should you!

Stopping is for the weak, the dead, and people who must give way at intersections!

You are none of these things!

You are a go-er and you will go to everything this weekend!

I BELIEVE IN YOU!

You can tell because of how many exclamation marks there are in [...]

Yvonne Kenny bails on Voices in the Forest

By 6 November 2013

City News has the scoop on the big name in opera pulling out of this month’s Arboretum spectacular:
CityNews” has discovered that Kenny, who was to appear with soprano Emma Matthews and tenor Rosario La Spina, fell over at her home in London.
Following surgery for her injuries, a doctor has advised she will not [...]

Cracked Actor with Third. Local Music Video

By 6 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This freshly arrived on YouTube:
Cracked Actor playing ‘Third’ at the Polish Club, Canberra on the 01/11/13.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cracke…
Filmed by LocalnLive.
https://www.facebook.com/localnlive
The local music show on 2XX.
http://www.2xxfm.org.au/
It has thusly been added to our Canberra Music playlist:

Marcus Popp at the NFSA

By 6 November 2013

[ 9 November 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

Lovers of beeps and bops and all the other wonderful sounds that make up electronica take note! German electronic musician and sound theorist Markus Popp is doing this thing this Saturday at the NFSA Theatrette alongside Spartak and Hinterlandt.

You can go if you like, it’s free.

Markus Popp
Markus Popp’s now legendary early album releases sent shockwaves [...]

Voting opens for the 2013 MAMAs

By 5 November 2013

The MusicACT Annual Music Awards have opened up their people’s choice categories.
The full list of finalists is online.

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