[ 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 [...]
[ 22 November 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Lock in a new event on Canberra’s Hip Hop calendar.
An event built for the scene, for the fans and for the artists.
Main Event is a long overdue battle night for the capital.
A knockout contest where local and interstate MC’s can go head to head for a $1,000 winner takes all prize.
Complementing the battle are live [...]
[ 27 September 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s favourite musicians club is turning 5!
5 acts for your dancing pleasure! Zoopagoo,The Spindrift Saga, Beth ‘N’ Ben, DJ Bat Guano, DJ Degg
Join the CMC FB group for the full lowdown, or join CMC for FREE ENTRY
Check out the event page for more info.
[ 13 December 2013 at 12:00 am; ]
Those of you still sitting in the pre-beer-buying ages rejoice, this December the 13th sees the inaugural Momentum Festival launch at the University of Canberra.
Big name DJs and the crew behind Foreshore means this will probably quite a slick event, so check it out.
Kicks Entertainment has teamed up with Raw FM to launch Canberra’s premier [...]
[ 17 October 2013 to 2 November 2013. ]
Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!
Feed me Seymore!
The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]
I have two queries which I was hoping RiotAct could help me out with.
Firstly, thanks to Geelongs last quarter capitulation, I am now required to get a mullet. No, not the fish, the haircut (yes, stupid bet to make, I know). My hair is already shoulder length so just needs to bet cut into the [...]
A new series of gigs will launch tomorrow at Gorman House Arts Centre. Run by the Centenary of Canberra and Gigs Go Local, Sundays in the Park aims to show off Canberra’s music talents.
The Centenary of Canberra Creative Director, Robyn Archer, says the Sundays in the Park series of 12 gigs will, amusingly, begin with [...]
Local singer-song writers of all levels of experience can take advantage of the Canberra Songwriters Workshops that happen on the last Monday of each month.
Original work is shared and explored. Feedback is given. It sounds like a very useful thing, and it;s about to become more useful now that it’s gotten a big cash boost.
I return to the pits of Unearthed Reviews to dig through some more local music.
My mission? Review every ACT band on Unearthed whose name I think is cool and whose music I’ve never heard before, in an order decided by the Gods of chance.
Today they game me OmniGlam?.
OmniGlam? are a two-piece electro/pop/dance/funk thing and I [...]
[ 19 September 2013 to 23 September 2013. ]
WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND!
I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.
There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.
As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.
From your friendly neighborhood Front Cafe:
The Front Gig Guide
25th September – 9th October 2013
25th September 2013 – Osloh (Music)
8.30pm // Free Entry
Osloh are a new group from Adelaide, South Australia. Blending an array of influences, from down-tempo electronica to film music, the jazz trained instrumentalists will be performing their intimate audio-visual show around the East [...]