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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.

Lemon On Your Lover. Cracked Actor Film Clip

By 4 November 2013

Cracked Actor’s new film clip, Lemon On Your Lover is out.
In fact it’s on this page right above this text, so either you’ve seen it already or you skipped over it which is stupid so go back up and watch it.
Have you watched it yet? Go do that, I’ll wait.
Rad isn’t it?
Canberra’s most handsome film [...]

Phoenix gig guide for November

By 4 November 2013

[ 4 November 2013 to 30 November 2013. 4 November 2013 to 30 November 2013. ] From our good friends at the Phoenix:

Monday 4th November 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
Party Gravy
The Monotremes
Positive Feedback Loop
Bubbles and Yeti

Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Advanced Remedial Massage Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 7th 9pm
The Bennies
Revellers
Thrownup
Little mac and the monster men

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Super Best Friends
Bacon Cakes and the Z-50 Jays
Sincerely, Grizzly

Monday 11th September 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Conversation
Cherry [...]

Canberra rappers collectivising

By 4 November 2013

Exciting news in from the world of Hip Hop with Canberra’s top acts getting together.
Five of Canberra’s premier hip hop acts have come together to form Capslock Collective; a project that they hope will help to transform the capital’s hip hop scene.
The collective consists of local acts Coda Conduct, Context, Nix, Semantix and Stateovmind, who [...]

Fred Smith at All Saints Ainslie

By 3 November 2013

[ 23 November 2013 to 24 November 2013. ]

Star of Australian Story and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fred Smith is putting on two nights of shows at All Saints Anglican Church in Ainslie:

Fred Smith will be returning (inshallah) from a final stint in Afghanistan and playing a series of concerts around Australia in November. These two concerts in the All [...]

Canberra Harmony Christmas Chorus

By 31 October 2013

Come and learn some Christmas carols in four-part harmony with Canberra Harmony Chorus women’s choir!

NFSA takes a nostalgic trip through Canberra’s music scene

By 30 October 2013

Who misses the Gypsy bar?
Sound Check sounds wonderfully nostalgic, and I can imagine there will be a fair amount of older people hanging around trying to explain to younger people exactly what they missed out on.
It’ll be fun.
Remember the Canberra live music scene over the past 20 years?
Sound Check, the new foyer exhibition [...]

The Ellis Collective new single launch at the Polish Club

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Those pucking rogues the Ellis Collective are launching their new single at the Polo on the 15th of November.

It’ll be a whole big thing, and you should make yourself a part of it.

With really, really special guests, Burrows, and The Burley Griffin. What a night it will be.

What a night it will be indeed rather [...]

Konrad Lenz album Sugar Skulls & Marigolds. A review

By 29 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It used to be I got CDs in the mail, but it’s 2013 so I get bandcamp validation codes via facebook. (preferably email john@the-riotact.com, much more likely to be actioned)
Yesterday it came from Konrad Lenz.
This long term fixture in the local music is one of the most covered local songwriters by other performers. Famous for [...]

Readable Graffiti present Happy To Be. Local Music Video

By 29 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

They may have made the trek down the Hume in search of stronger coffee and Cheaper Pho but Canberra can claim them for a little while longer.
Readable Graffiti have put out a fun little video for their new song Happy To Be:
Website: www.readablegraffiti.com
Like us at: www.facebook.com/readablegraffiti
Follow us at: www.twitter.com/readmygraffiti
Watch us at: www.youtube.com/readablegraffiti
‘Happy [...]

Aberrant Lodge at Corroboree Park Hall

By 28 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 November 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

Alrighty, so here’s a thing… C. Edge (the C stands for Cultural, Cutting, Critical, Centenary, Capital, and Canberra apparently) are a group of… well I don’t know what they’re a group of… but they’re dedicated to marking the Centenary of Canberra in a different way, and I’m fairly sure I met one of them on [...]

Music at Midday at Canberra Theatre

By 25 October 2013

CTC are putting on another Music at Midday concert to raise money for the YWCA, if you enjoy music at a reasonable hour, then this is probably for you.
Canberra Theatre Centre are pleased to announce that the next Music at Midday concert will be held on Wednesday 4 December with donations going to YWCA Canberra. [...]

Jorian moves on from Smiths

By 25 October 2013

With rumours running wild here’s a statement from Jorian Gardner about Smiths Alternative in the City:
orian Gardner, partner in Smith’s Alternative, has elected to sell his part of the business to co-owner Domenic Mico and move on to concentrate on his role as Director of Canberra Fringe 2014.
“I have had a wonderful time setting up [...]

SHAKE IT (like a polaroid picture!) at UC.

By 24 October 2013

[ 16 November 2013; ]

Hey people in your late-20s/early-30s, and event to prey on your nostalgia!

Ahh Ug Beats, ahh Lithium, ahh excessive drinking and dancing at Toast, ahh early 20s.

What: Noughties Dance Party with DJ sets from LITHIUM, PANG, REV, UG BEATS + STRANGEWAYS DJS
Where: Zierholz @ UC
When: Saturday 16 November 2013

UC Live! & STRANGEWAYS DJS present… SHAKE IT [...]

Smells Like Centenary Spirit: PLAYitLOUD Band Competition @ the Royal Theatre

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2013 4:00 pm to 16 November 2013 10:00 pm. ]

MusicACT is hosting a free youth concert event at the Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre from 4-10pm on the 15th of November called Smells Like Centenary Spirit: PLAYitLOUD Band Competition.

That’s quite a name.

They’re promising market stalls, special guests, roving entertainment, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff. This will most likely be worth a [...]

Carnival of Venice Opera at Albert Hall

By 24 October 2013

[ 1 November 2013 to 3 November 2013. ] A night of opera, a banquet, masquerade masks, some fireworks, and ice cream you say?

Carnival of Venice is a thing that is happening at Albert Hall and you should go for all the reasons I mentioned above.

This event contains more culture than I know what to do with. You could go to this night and [...]

Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 27 October 2013 at 2:15 pm; ]

Think music sounded better before it was all digital? Miss the ritual of setting the needle down? Or do you just feel nostalgic about the smell of a vinyl collection?

Whatever the case may be, this will probably interest you:

NFSA sound archivists Graham McDonald and Thorsten Kaeding are passionate about their vinyl records. Those in the [...]

Big Dave ft Kitty B: I Don’t Move. Local music video [NSFW]

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This just in from Big Dave. A warning on the language.
Download this track free here: http://goo.gl/Tmlg4A
Big Dave ft Kitty B “I Don’t Move”
Free download/promo track.
KP Records 2013.
Mixed and mastered by Tarekith at Inner Portal.
Guitar by Micheal Huckstepp.
Follow Big Dave on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/BigDaveofKP
Follow KP Records on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/KP-Rec…
Follow KP Records on Twitter – [...]

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