I had the privilege of a wonderful local singer playing at my recent wedding. I heard her at the ANU open day in August and approached to ask if she would play. She did, and she was wonderful!
Please take the time to check out her clips on youtube and her website.
On occasion I am reminded that music isn’t just a think that happens when musicians hold an instrument, but is actually a craft that people learn.
Watching this video was one of those occasions.
Check out more of Fossil Rabbit’s (AKA Chris Finnigan) work on SoundCloud.
Canberran pop-folk comedy act Sparrow Folk have just put together a love letter for Canberra. Knowing that their work usually is usually full of jokes I kept waiting for this song to take a twist into making fun of Canberra, but no, it remains sincere and sweet throughout.
Know a great female singer in Canberra interested in working with a reputable, professional, well-paid covers band?
Smooth Ops requires a new female vocalist to join two other vocalists (1 male, 1 female) to front our working pop/funk/soul covers band in 2014. We need a highly competent and experienced female singer capable of handling everything from [...]
[ 20 December 2013 at 11:00 am; ] BCS is proud to present Legends of Vegas, featuring tributes to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash and Elvis, supported by the Vegas Showgirls from Subsdance Studios.
Friday 20th December, 11am. Theatre@bcs, Belconnen Community Centre. Tickets are $20 or $15 Concession.
Tickets can be purchased from the Belconnen Community Centre reception or by calling 62640232.
For more information, [...]
[ 15 December 2013 at 3:00 pm; ]
Transit Bar’s super chilled out Sunday listening sessions are apparently a huge success and therefore are carrying on, here’s the December edition.
Go be relaxed.
Dreamed of a club that starts early, isn’t crowded, where you can listen to good and varied music, peruse vinyl collections, play board games, read, crochet, play pool, eat cupcakes or just [...]
Starting to get good turnouts for band nights seems the word is getting around that this place is the new live music venue in town. check out the facebook page (magpies underground) for upcoming events.
Come support local bands in the heart of civic.
When I realised the VANS Warped tour was coming to Canberra there was no question I had to go.
If for no other reason that we all need to support major acts coming to Canberra until they get back in the habit.
And yes there was a lot of nostalgia in the lineup.
So Friday rolled around, I [...]
[ 15 December 2013 at 4:00 pm; ] COZMO presents Capital of Australia Mandolinata’s Annual Summer Concert at the HELLENIC IN THE CITY!
All welcome to COZMO’s Annual Summer Concert, featuring the COZYMO Learning Groups (Beginning and Continuing) and the COZMO ensemble.
WHEN: Sunday 15 December 2013, 4.00–5.30pm
WHERE: Atlas Room, Hellenic Club In The City (13 Moore St)
TICKETS at the door: $10 Adults, $5 Concession*, [...]
[ 6 December 2013; ]
This, ladies and gentleman, will be a night to dance to.
The Crooked Fiddle Band and the Brass Knuckles Brass band do what they do very well, and what they do is make you want to move your feet.
Totally worth your attention tonight.
THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND : “Moving Pieces of the Sea”
ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
w/ Brass [...]
The Salvation Army are putting on their annual Tuggeranong based Christmas celebration Carols in Town Park on Sunday the 15th.
This event has grown significantly over the last three years to become one of the largest community Christmas events in Canberra. This year the Vikings Group are again the main supporter, but have been joined by [...]
[ 12 December 2013 to 23 December 2013. ]
You Are Here and Canberra CBD are planning 12 days of Christmas events spread about the city in Civic Square, Ainslie Avenue, City Walk, and Garema Place.
There is a whole pile of activities and entertainment listed and everything kick off next Thursday the 12th, so get amongst it.
THURSDAY 12th DEC
4.30PM – 6.30PM
6.00PM – 7.00PM
[ 20 December 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Have you finished your Xmas present shopping ? Have you even started ? It’s the year two thousand and nineteen eighty thirteen and Cell Block 69 have the perfect gift for you. The gift that just keeps gifting. And that gift is Rock n Roll (and to a lesser extent, synth pop).
Corey is returning to [...]
Mess and Noise have announced their Tracks Of The Year 2013 and Canberra band TV Colours have taken out the very top spot!
1. TV Colours
(From the album Purple Skies, Toxic River)
As much a dark horse as the album it came from, ‘Beverly’ might seem an unlikely list-topper. But every time it kicks in, it’s all-consuming [...]
Sam King has great hair, and works his butt off in the Canberra music scene.
He’s been recording and producing albums for Canberra bands since he was a teenager, and he’s pretty darn good at it.
He’s put up a Pozible to get together the last of the cash he needs to build his own studio space, [...]
[ 4 December 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Guitar Wolf ladies and gentlemen!
This is big
Guitar Wolf are an awesome Japanese hardcore punk act who deserve to be experienced. I went to a Guitar Wolf gig a few years back and got hit in the head with a dude. Not by a dude, although also that, but with a dude. He was launched. Glasses [...]
Our super hip and bodacious friends over at BMA have posted up a list of their top 5 young bands to keep an eye on in 2014. Have a look, make note., check them out.
I’ve not seen any of them yet so I’ve now got my first collection of goals for next year.
Anyways we were [...]
They look fairly happy about it.
Today Joy Burch and Andrew Barr announced $85,000 in joint funding for You Are Here, Canberra’s little festival that could.
They did this in the alleyway behind Impact Comics.
You Are Here have used this space as a venue during the festival before, but on those occasions the traffic had been blocked [...]
Lovers of jazz, local music, and local jazz music take note!
The Monotremes are a selection of handsome individuals wielding some equally handsome instruments.
After a few years of gigs and experimentation, The Monotremes have made their first release, Phantasmagorganism.
It’s an EP, coming in at 25 minutes, with three tracks.
The Monotremes have been writing and performing extended [...]
[ 1 December 2013 to 31 December 2013. 1 December 2013 to 31 December 2013. ] The final gig guide for the year from those fine folks at the Phoenix:
Monday 2nd 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Advanced Remedial Massage Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Wednesday 4th 8pm
Bela Farkas and Friends Sacrificial Poems CD Launch
Thursday 5th 9pm
Lecherous Gaze (USA)
Saturday 7th 9:30pm
Fire on the Hill
[ 6 December 2013 at 8:00 pm; 6 December 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
A collection of hard working rockers are playing the Pot Belly this Friday night, begin preparations!
Friday 6 December at the newly renovated Pot Belly in Belconnen.
A night of live, original rock and rock with Daz jamieson followed by mod rockers The Feldons and rounding the night off the indipop exuberance of Positive Feedback Loop.
[ 7 December 2013; ] If you’re looking for a different type of Christmas celebration for your workplace or groups of friends this year, we could have exactly what you need… It’s a Christmas Dinner with a difference – We have world class comedians Greg Fleet and Steady Eddy, local comedians and a rising star magician who will keep you guessing [...]
[ 3 December 2013 at 7:00 pm; ] Join Fox and Lark in a night of festive musical hilarity. Two ukes, one nest and lots of feathered goodness. Escape the silly season with a night of silliness.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 for groups of 5+
Book here: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=68043
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
You know that bit in the Romatics’ song ‘What I like about you’ when the harmonica kicks in and just [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]