[ 11 March, 2013; ]
The Centenary Team have announced what’s going down around Lake Burley Griffin on Canberra Day:
“Starting from midday on the south side of the lake there will be Canberra… in So Many Words – you can help build and come and play in the words all around the lake. There’s stuff for kids at Regatta Point, [...]
[ 17 February, 2013; 4:00 pm; ]
This just in will be of interest to some of you:
Nomad Percussion is a new music ensemble comprised of young musicians William Jackson, Yvonne Lam, Bart Haddock, Jonathan Griffiths, Anna Ng, and Veronica Bailey. The percussionists, aged 19 – 27, will present their new concert, TRANS/MUTE, on February 19 at the ANU Arts Centre. Nomad [...]
If you think you can top Owen Campell’s fireworks last year Australia’s Got Talent is coming to town looking for other Canberrans to show off to the nation:
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Rydges Lakeside Canberra
1 London Ct
Canberra, ACT, 2601
Registration Time 11am-6pm
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE OPEN AUDITIONS
– Please bring your completed questionnaire along to your audition.
– If [...]
Possibly the most successful musical export from Canberra in some time Peking Duk have been sadly absent from our list of local music videos.
It is great that the youth of 2013 have found a form of music that pisses off the older generation just like rock and roll did in its day.
Our full playlist is [...]
One of the most deliciously vile bands in Canberra’s musical history were Lettuce Play.
Long broken up Leon Twardy has today put their recordings onto Sound Cloud where you can enjoy them.
WARNING: Not particularly safe for work.
The Canberra Musicians Club at the O’Connor Polish Club roared into life for the new year last night with Fun Machine supported by Dahrnoir and the Brass Knuckle Brass band.
Once again they had to close the doors as a big crowd knocked back the Polish goodness and got their groove on.
If you haven’t had the [...]
[ 8 February, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
This looks rather exciting:
night of HEAVY HEAVY AFRO-FUNK with The Liberators!
Supported by local brass funk jazz masters PARTY GRAVY!
8pm / 8th Feb / Polish Club
***—-MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL WEEKEND—-**
The Liberators is an 9 piece collective based in Sydney; a solid example of the type of new afro-inspired funk that is rivaling the greatness [...]
One of the big attractions in the Centenary 100 celebrations, for me anyway, was the Famous Spiegeltent having a season in the Parliamentary Rose Gardens. I was kinda hoping there’d be a range of good quality music, cabaret and performances to watch, the same as Spiegeltent seasons have had in Melbourne and Sydney in the [...]
[ 1 March, 2013 to 9 March, 2013. ]
Andrew Barr has announced the launch of this year’s Enlighten festival:
Now in its third year, Enlighten captures the cultural and innovative essence of our city with free and ticketed events from 1 to 9 March. During Canberra’s centenary year the event promises to be more exciting than ever, with the final weekend of Enlighten leading [...]
[ 1 February, 2013 to 28 February, 2013. ] This just in:
Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
The King Hits
Monday 4th 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club Presents the Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew & Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 7th 9pm
The In The Out
The Dead Heads
Box Of F***
Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Monday 11th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Jaimee’s all rolled into [...]
[ 1 February, 2013 to 3 February, 2013. ]
It’s all go around town this weekend with much to see and do.
What do you recommend your fellow rioters get along to?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 2 February, 2013; 12:00 pm; ]
This just in from Canberra Philo:
Come along to Woden Plaza Centre Court this Saturday 2 February at 12pm and hear cast members sing selections of the amazing music from this wonderful show!
[ 9 February, 2013; ]
There is no day so joyous in the Canberra calendar as BAMOASD. So it’s with some joy I note the marquees are going up in Civic Square.
It’s coming up on 9 February.
[ 1 February, 2013; ]
This Friday The Feldons are rocking Belconnen’s Pot Belly with the Marji Curran Band and Dave Williams Blues Band.
This Friday at the Pot Belly, Canberra’s lovable mod garage popsters, the Feldons will be blasting out an hour or so of their original three piece English mod sound.
Described as “something very Ferry on the [...]
[ 3 February, 2013; 10 February, 2013; 17 February, 2013; 24 February, 2013; ]
Fans of The Ellis Collective (which is pretty much any sane person who’s heard them) will be thrilled to read they’re booked solid at The Front this February:
Each week will feature a special guest performer and will include:
• The Understudy (Feb 3): The Understudy is the performing name of Novocastrian Lucy Hearn, performing a studious [...]
[ 28 April, 2013; ]
Groovin The Moo have announced their lineup for what looks like a pretty good day out.
Tickets for Canberra go on sale 5 February, our event is 28 April.
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
THE BRONX (USA)
DZ DEATHRAYS (DJ SET)
FRIGHTENED RABBIT (UK)
HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY
THE KOOKS (UK)
MATT AND KIM (USA)
TEGAN AND SARA (CAN)
[ 2 February, 2013; 8:30 pm; ] Featuring:
Pure Sideshow playing the hits of Sewer Sideshow.
Vintage ReVulva playing the hits of Vintage Vulva.
The (Other) Bastards playing the hits of The Bastards.
Ocumus Resurrected playing the hits of Ocumus Rising.
Tribute Night at the Pot Belly
5/26 Weedon Close Belconnen
Saturday 2nd February, 8:30pm
Can anyone recommend a guitar teacher north side (Ainslie, Hackett, Watson area)? I’m looking for someone who knows a few different genres.
Appreciate any advice.
[ 10 February, 2013; ]
The next one-semester length COZYMO Learning Group (Beginning) and COZYMO Learning Group (Continuing) programs start on Sunday 10 February 2013 (Session times below). These Semester-length programs offer you a great opportunity to begin or to continue to learn a plucked stringed instrument – mandolin, mandola, mandocello and guitar.
Did you catch the fabulous short program presented [...]
Hi Fellow Riot Actors,
I know there is a whole lot of knowledge out there. I am a touring musician looking for insurance for my musical instruments and equipment both while I am at home in Canberra and while I am traveling domestically and overseas.
Does anyone have any wisdom to impart on this matter?? Best [...]
[ 25 January, 2013 to 27 January, 2013. ]
It’s a long long weekend coming up.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 16 February, 2013; 3:45 pm; ] The Canberra Symphony Orchestra is letting us know about their upcoming prom concert in the grounds of Goverment House:
What better way to kick off the CSO’s year of Centenary of Canberra celebrations than with a multicultural feast of music in the grounds of Government House. In 2013 the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Shell Prome [...]
“Dartmoor Ambient” can be down loaded from here. (RAR compressed mp3s.)
(please let me know if it works, never done this before!)
Feedback welcome, but before anyone gets all critical on me. I don’t consider myself a musician, this is just something I play about with for fun. My tastes tends towards the 4AD/minimalist/gloomy [...]
Canberra FM radio (think Mix 106 and FM 104) have announced they’re launching a digital only Centenary radio station Canberra 100:
The station has been designed to celebrate Canberra’s milestone year and along with the very best in commercial free music the station will highlight the events that are running to celebrate the centenary along with [...]
CityNews have the horrifying news that a “1D World” truck will be dragging One Direction merch around Canberra McDonalds outlets later in the week.
It’s nice that even though the over gelled tossers can’t be arsed bringing their show to town they still want to fleece the kids.
Above is a video that’s had a ludicrous 38 [...]
If you’re not sure where to start with the local music scene then this compilation by the Local N Live team is a damn good place to start:
LNL compilation by LocalnLive
A few weeks ago Goosepig decided she wanted to go on a picnic.
Somehow she had reached the point of being a grown woman without ever having been on a picnic.
A rather grand picnic set had been procured, strong views were held as to what a picnic should entail, but there was no actual picnic [...]
I don’t think it was that long ago that I used to be able to check out a gig guide and find a litany of upcoming fairly major Australian, and sometimes international acts. We’d get enough that my disappointment was generally around an inability to go to all of them. January/February was always a particularly [...]
Member for Fraser Dr Andrew Leigh has blogged his Triple J hottest one hundred votes.
(In the interests of fairness you can see mine here)
Sadly local entrants Super Best Friends and Peking Duk did not catch the good doctor’s fancy.
Still time to vote people!
Local rockers Activate Jetpack have sent in their second official music video with this note:
Hi Riot Act!
Just letting you know local Canberra band ‘Activate Jetpack’ have released a second music video in preparation for an upcoming album launch. Heres a link!
We haven’t heard much from Activate Jetpack for awhile, but if this upcoming launch [...]
Joy Burch is letting us know that the Indigenous Showcase at the Multicultural Festival will be headlined by Christine Anu:
Acclaimed entertainer Christine Anu will close out the Indigenous Showcase at the 2013 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch announced today.
“Christine is among this country’s top performers, an inspiration for audiences both in [...]
[ 18 January, 2013 to 20 January, 2013. ]
The year is stepping up into high gear and the weekend is upon us.
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.