[ 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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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.
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[ 21 November 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]
Serious lovers of wine take note! Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner is being held in The Great Hall of Parliament House on Thursday the 21st of November.
Proudly hosted by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society
The Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner to be held on [...]
[ 6 December 2013; ]
The Vans Warped tour is, thank god almighty, coming to Exhibition Park here in Canberra!
And look at that lineup!
[ 17 October 2013 to 21 October 2013. ]
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you….
And what a weekend we have in store for you! Comedy, politics, bikes, music, ping pong, tweed…
AND THOMAS THE FREAKING TANK ENGINE!
Add your suggestions in the comments below, then get planning!
[ 2 November 2013 4:00 pm to 3 November 2013 12:00 am. ]
Los Chavos are headlining what looks to be a fine excuse to party down and eat too much next month:
WHAT: 1 day festival of Latin American music, food, history and culture
WHEN: SATURDAY 2nd November 2013
WHERE: Australian Croatian Club [68 McCaughey St, Turner, ACT]
TIME: 4pm – Midnight
Los Chavos, the local Latin/Reggae band, [...]
[ 25 October 2013 at 7:30 pm; ] Award winning Sydney based hip-hop artist Urthboy has been invited to launch the National Film and Sound Archive’s new theatrette.
Urthboy will be providing a talk, a presentation and a small performance about his approach to music
Urthboy, one of Australia’s most eminent hip-hop artists, will make a very special appearance at the National Film and Sound [...]
[ 25 October 2013 to 26 October 2013. 25 October 2013 to 26 October 2013. ]
A massive pile of family entertainment is coming your way ladies and gentlemen. A collection of the finest performers from Canberra and interstate, headed by event mastermind Elena Kirschbaum, will turn Glebe Park into a storybook wonderland next Saturday and Friday.
Just have a look at how ridiculously fun this stuff sounds.
The packed program for Kids, [...]
[ 31 October 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
So this is a little bit interesting, the Polish club are playing the the classic 1928 Sergei Eisenstein war film Ten Days That Shook the World accompanied by a live band.
That sounds awesome, check out their Facebook Page for more info.
This Sergei Eisenstein masterpiece has been given a contemporary live sound track by Canberra’s local [...]
[ 18 October 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
The good Doctor has once again gotten in touch with us to let you know about upcoming boogie opportunities.
Friday at Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street in the City, the Feldons and Positive Feedback Loop will liven up your night with some original indie, mod, pop, rock (and even slightly punkish) music. At $5 a head [...]
The greatest pub ever to grace the face of Canberra, the Phoenix will be celebrating its 20th birthday next month on the 21st of November.
A collection of musical acts have been announced for the night including the Unknown Muso, The Fuelers, Pete and Fiete, and & Fun Machine.
I am ridiculously excited.
The Phoenix has been good [...]
The last three weekends of my life have been dominated, somewhat to the chagrin of Goosepig, with getting my bike ready for this Friday’s Canberra Pursuit.
Above you can see Martyo’s picture of the complete Air Raid bicycle (a magnificent piece of kludgework made possible by some serious power tool bodging and the glory of self-tapping [...]
Johnboy caught wind of my incredible story of the human spirit triumphing over adversity and asked me to knock something up for you, ever-friendly Rioters. Must be a slow news day.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Triple J Unearthed. Their coveted competitions offer opportunities to upcoming bands, which they divide by state. This results [...]
[ 2 November 2013 at 8:00 pm; 2 November 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Basement are not lacking in Halloween events it seems.
This particular Halloween event is kicking off on the 2nd of November, so if you’re not Halloween’d out by then check out some local talent.
Little Mac and The Monster Men, Reign of Terror, Bladder Spasms, Black Mountain, and Before Ciada
OK… Get ready for a huge lineup [...]
[ 25 October 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night is conjuring up a night of ghoulish entertainment on 25th October at the Basement in Belconnen!
Darkc3ll: Brisbane’s industrial rockers who’ll be celebrating the release of their second album, ‘Dark Verses’.
Horrorwood Mannequins: A 4 piece horror punk riot from Sydney.
Domino: A Sydney based metal/prog monstrosity who’s debut album has been receiving [...]
In very exciting news Canberra’s own Fred Smith is listed as the next feature on the ABC’s Australian Story:
Fred Smith has been described as ‘Australia’s secret weapon’ in international diplomacy.
As a career diplomat, he’s represented Australia in Bougainville and more recently in Afghanistan.
But it’s his second career as a musician that came to the fore [...]
The Canberra Times has a lengthy story on local “arts personality” Frank Madrid spitting the dummy and moving out of town because we have insufficiently showered him in money to do his own thing.
Personally I would dearly love to see more of the arts sector in Canberra being based on putting on events that customers [...]
Fans of recording technology, or fans of the Stiff Gins I guess may be interested by this video of the Stiff Gins listening to their wax cylinder recording at the NFSA.
Musical duo Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs, AKA the Stiff Gins, listening to the wax cylinder of their song ‘Dust’ for the very first time.
The Centenary has sent forth word on a cultural exchange with Brazil:
A group of Brazilian artists is coming to Canberra for a number of appearances next week as part of a Canberra-Brasilia exchange program supported by the Centenary of Canberra.
The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam Stankevicius, says the musical collective and band [...]
Once upon a time, the Unearthed Reviews were about reviewing every ACT band that had a drum next to their name on Unearthed.
Then I finished that, most of them I found rather boring and samey.
Now the Unearthed Reviews are about reviewing bands that have interesting names that I’ve never heard before.
These tend to me much [...]
The richness of the early 80s Canberra punk scene is vividly evoked by the Head Full of Flames book, but tokenistically dealt with in CMAG’s exhibition.
[ 15 November 2013; ]
The Centenary Team are making some noise for their band competition finale:
The Centenary of Canberra today announced that Melbourne-based indie rock band British India will headline the Smells Like Centenary Spirit – Battle of the Bands final at the National Convention Centre’s Royal Theatre on 15 November.
The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam [...]
[ 11 October 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Very exciting news coming in via YouTube. It is guaranteed to be one awesome night at the Polo for the launch of a new Beth n Ben EP:
The Canberra Musicians Club presents
Beth n Ben ‘Scenic Roots’ EP Launch
Friday October 11th 8pm till late
@ The White Eagle Polish Club
Brother Be [...]
Unearthed Review time, due to popular demand…
Sorry I tried to keep a straight face while claiming that.
This week my RNG gave me Super Jambo Slut Party.
Super Jamboo Slut Party are a three piece pop-punkish act who don’t take themselves very seriously. I like that in a band.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Let us [...]
[ 26 September 2013 to 30 September 2013. ]
The ends are the best parts of many things, like weeks for example!
However it’s up to you to really make sure you get those most out of these weekend thingies, so here’s a quick guide to help.
As always leave your own helpful suggestions in the comments below!
CRI English has a report of the People’s Liberation Army band venturing to the West for the first time to play with our own Royal Military College band:
The People’s Liberation Army band has begun rehearsals with its Australian counterpart in the Australian capital.
As CRI’s Wang Xiao reports, this is part of a culture and [...]