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Acoustic band/singer and mc for wedding in Canberra?

By 23 August 2013

Hi fellow rioters my fiancé and I are looking for an acoustic guitarist/band and mc for our wedding this year, does anyone have any recommendations?
Look forward to hearing everyone’s opinions!

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 23rd of August 2013

By 22 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 23rd of August 2013

[ 22 August 2013 to 26 August 2013. ]

The prophecy speaks of the coming of the weekend!

It will be glorious!

Got any plans?

Johnboy and I will kick this off with a list of the fun things we’ve heard of, but it’s up to you to finish it.

Make sure you leave suggestions in the comments below.

The Front Gig Guide 28th August 2013 – 11th September 2013

By 22 August 2013

[ 30 August 2013 to 11 September 2013. ] The Front Gallery have sent over a guide to their next two weeks of events:

30th August 2013 – Poetry Slam (Poetry)

Canberra Poetry Slam: WORD INJECTION

In August the Canberra Poetry Slam features the Interstate Poets Jackson (WA) and Jennifer Compton (NSW), as well as launch the latest Burley Journal.
The night will commence with the Open Mike [...]

Coda Conduct present Watch This Space (prod. Detal). Local Music Video

By 20 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Coda Conduct present Watch This Space (prod. Detal). Local Music Video

Canberra’s on a roll for local music videos. Tonight coming from Coda Conduct with Watch This Space:
Coda Conduct’s debut film clip.
Directed by: Haley Sewell
Director of Photography: Joseph Timbs
Special thanks to:
Tate Harris: Recording
Tony Kabanov: Mixing and Mastering
Britt Nichols: Coda Conduct Logo Design
Mikaela Rose Thompson: Makeup
Sage Fitzpatrick: Keeper of the Keys, Animal Handler
Sally’s Dad: Couch Mobilizer
Sofia: Being [...]

Super Best Friends present Round and Round. Local music video

By 19 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Super Best Friends present Round and Round. Local music video

Super Best Friends John Barrington have made astonishing use of their Parliament House access to produce a new bar setter in local music videos.
https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/su…
www.facebook.com/superbestfriends
Twitter: @TheBestieBoys
Featuring:
The Hon Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd
Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott
Leader of the Greens, Christine Milne
Deputy Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese
Deputy Leader of the Nationals, Barnaby Joyce
Minister Joel Fitzgibbon
Senator Nick Xenophon
Senator Sarah [...]

Original music comes to Tuggeranong

By 19 August 2013
Original music comes to Tuggeranong

[ 24 August 2013; 9:00 pm; ]

This just in:

Hey groovers

Coming to PJs in Tuggeranong this Saturday, driving rock and roll with the Naddiks, danceable mod/ pop with the Feldons and introducing Positive Feedback Loop. Come along, drink some beers and have a listen to some fantastic live, original local talent at one of Canberra’s rapidly growing live venues.

Saturday [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 16th of August 2013

By 15 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 16th of August 2013

[ 15 August 2013 to 19 August 2013. ]

Hey gang!

The weather is improving!

Probably!

Obviously because we live in Canberra we should all keep up a healthy level of paranoia. Actually trust the sunlight not to retreat rapidly the second we walk out in anything less than full winter gear would be foolish.

Still, it’s nice to look at.

Now, what can we do over the weekend?

Be [...]

Folkie letting you lay-by your tickets

By 15 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Folkie letting you lay-by your tickets

I love the National Folk Festival, I love it a lot. However I do have to admit that the tickets are rather expensive.
Many people admit this actually, some even complain about it.
The National Folk Festival have heard those admittances and complaints and responded with a “Pay By Instalment” plan, which is probably not quite what [...]

The Next Movement. Canberra hip hop at it’s finest.

By 14 August 2013

[ 22 August 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] It’s time we got back to basics in Canberra. We’re about getting organised, thorough and providing as much help to upcoming hip hop artists as we can. We’re putting on a series of events in order to bring the music back to the capital, and inject some hip hop sensibilities into our town. More opportunities [...]

Counterfeit Cash – A Johnny Cash Tribute, 7.30pm Saturday 14th September 2013

By 14 August 2013

[ 14 September 2013; 7:00 pm; ] SAN QUEANBEYAN

Counterfeit Cash’s tribute to the Man in Black.
To commemorate the 10 years since Johnny Cash’s passing and to pay tribute to his world famous Folsom/San Quentin Prison concerts.

Come and be a COUNTERFEIT PRISONER for the night and enjoy a great night of entertainment and live music. Relive the sounds of Johnny Cash and the [...]

Rufino and the Coconuts at the Polish Club

By 13 August 2013
Rufino and the Coconuts at the Polish Club

[ 17 August 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Rufino from Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen is bringing some Caribbean beats to the Polish Club with his new band Rufino and the Coconuts.

You can just tell that this is going to be a bit special.

Get ready for the sensual primitive jungle grooves of Rufino and the Coconuts. One night only – plus local [...]

MAMAs submissions open

By 13 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
MAMAs submissions open

The MusicACT Annual Music Awards is coming back, and it’s time to submit yourself to them in order to win fabulous awards later!
Woo!
Head over to musicact.com.au/mamas and register your act.
Also worth noting is that the MAMAs have increased their number of categories for awards from 19 to 26, so if you felt your thing wasn’t [...]

Unearthed Review: All Guns Blazing. Three and a half stars.

By 12 August 2013
Unearthed Review: All Guns Blazing. Three and a half stars.

Unearthed Reviews won’t stay dead, don’t even try and kill it.
It’s too tough.
The gods of random number generation directed me towards All Guns Blazing, a 5-piece rock-metal garage-y outfit Canberran outfit.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Rising out of Canberra Australia in mid-2007, All Guns Blazing began in a tin shed on a cold [...]

One River arts project comes to Belconnen Arts Centre

By 12 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
One River arts project comes to Belconnen Arts Centre

[ 24 August 2013; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

On Saturday the 24th of August, the Belconnen Arts Centre will play host to One River, an interactive arts event that celebrates the mighty Murray.

We’ve been promised light projections, water based art, fire installations, interactive art, dance, and music as well as local food and wine.

The event is free, so get to it.

One River is [...]

Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire’s 20th Anniversary Ball

By 12 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 August 2013; 6:30 pm; ] The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire invites its friends, family and the wider community to a gala ball in honour of its 20th Anniversary. It promises to be a fun filled night, with good food, great company and plenty of music. A cash bar will be available.
 
The room will be decorated in Black, Silver and [...]

Mindscapes Festival back for 2013

By 9 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Mindscapes Festival back for 2013

[ 9 October 2013 to 18 October 2013. ]

The Mindscapes Festival is an annual arts festival that celebrates mental health recovery, and we’ve got the dates for their upcoming events right here:

Mindscapes Short Film Festival
When: Wednesday 9 October
Where: National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT 2601
Time: 6.00-9.30pm

Mish Mash Variety Night
When: Thursday 10 October
Where: Polish white eagle club Canberra, 38 David St, [...]

MAMA Winners in timelapse

By 9 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
MAMA Winners in timelapse

Mossrocket and Martyo have been busy shooting the winners of the 2012 Music ACT Music Awards and have made a timelapse of the process as we get ready for the 2013 extravaganza.
2013 MAMAs promo photoshoot
Location: newActon, Canberra ~ newacton.com.au
Timelapse photography and video editing: Peter Gray ~ mossrocket.com
Photographer: Martin Ollman ~ techosapien.com
Music: Fahad Abdulaal – Under [...]

The Martins with TAXI. Local music video

By 8 August 2013
The Martins with TAXI. Local music video

Rounding out the hundredth video on our Canberra Music Playlist we’ve been sent in a blast from the past by The Martins with their song TAXI:
Written by Darcy Maynard
Produced by The Martins
Recorded at a shed somewhere in Queanbeyan (or was it Chisholm?) sometime around the turn of the 21st Century.
The Martins originally consisted [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 9th of August 2013

By 8 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 9th of August 2013

[ 8 August 2013 to 11 August 2013. ]

Weekend!

You want a weekend?

Well here you go!

You want stuff to do on your weekend?

We’ve got that covered.

Add any suggestions you may have to the comments below.

Fun Machine – The Naked Body Tour at the Croatian Club

By 7 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Fun Machine - The Naked Body Tour at the Croatian Club

[ 10 August 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Fun Machine manage to be both Canberra’s best dressed, and least dressed pop-group.

What little clothes they do wear are fabulous is what I’m getting at.

See what I mean?

They’re kicking off their next tour this Saturday at the Croatian Club, and you should probably be there.

Classical music and bad boys at Llewellyn Hall

By 6 August 2013

[ 21 August 2013 to 22 August 2013. ] I just received a press release that describes someone as “Australia’s classical music bad boy” and I could not be happier about it.

At 7.30pm on Wednesday the 21st and Thursday the 22nd of August you should probably be at Llewellyn Hall in order to discover just how much of a bad boy Matthew Hindson is! [...]

A local music video bonanza

By 6 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
A local music video bonanza

I recently made a shout out on the Canberra Music Industry Chat Room for local music videos we’d missed in our Canberra Music Playlist.
We got quite a few submissions. So here they are:

1) Something a bit different is Jessica Cottis Brahm’s Violin Concerto (Part 1):

2) Hold Harbour have quite a few but I went with [...]

The Feldons and Magic Rob at Smiths

By 6 August 2013

[ 9 August 2013; ] This just in:

This Friday at the hottest small venue in town, Smiths Alternative Bookshop in the City.

Comedy act from 7.30ish followed by groovie 70s prog rock maestros the MagIc Rob Universe and 60s mod popsters the Feldons.

Wine, beer, comedy, original music, ubercool venue. What more could you want? Hope to see you there.
[...]

Decades. The Sunday session with an awesome soundtrack

By 5 August 2013
Decades. The Sunday session with an awesome soundtrack

[ 18 August 2013; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Dreamed of a club that starts early, isn’t crowded, where you can listen to good and varied music, play board games, read, crochet, play pool, eat cupcakes or just quietly drown your sorrows from the week…then this is for you.

What sort of music will you hear from our resident DJ’s Jay and Melina?

Indie, Shoegaze, Pop, [...]

Alison Wonderland coming to Academy

By 2 August 2013
Alison Wonderland coming to Academy

[ 9 August 2013; ]

Alison Wonderland is a name that is getting bigger and bigger, and now that name and the lady it’s attached to is coming to Canberra to play “house, hip-hop, Disney themes and dance beats”… Colour me intrigued.

Sydney DJ/Producer, Alison Wonderland continues to prove herself as a force to be reckoned with. With a party [...]

Unearthed Reviews: The Ethernet Man. Four Stars

By 30 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Unearthed Reviews: The Ethernet Man. Four Stars

Egads, it’s back!
Unearthed Reviews is here, returned from wherever we left it.
When we last saw Unearthed Reviews I was using a random number generator to pick bands off a short list I had made of ACT bands on the site.
That is still what we are doing.
To make it onto the shortlist the bands had to [...]

Leonard Cohen hates Canberra

By 30 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Leonard Cohen hates Canberra

News has the itinerary for the upcoming (and very possibly final Leonard Cohen tour.
It seems the great man can manage to play Cairns, Wollongong, and Geelong, but Canberra in its centenary year is a bit much of a hick town.

Jane Sage opening for Rick Price

By 29 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Jane Sage opening for Rick Price

[ 2 August 2013; ]

On one infamous occasion in the distant past I passed out, head down into the table, at a show I’d been given a comp ticket to write about. Fortunately Jane Sage left meticulous notes in my notebook allowing me to complete the review.

And so in that spirit here are her words about her upcoming show:

Congratulations [...]

August at the Phoenix

By 29 July 2013

From those charming devils at the Phoenix bar:
Thursday August 1st 9pm
Super Best friends
Revellers
Too Soon!
Saturday 3rd 9:30pm
The Second Hand Salmon
Brother Be
Second Sun
Monday 5th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Central West
Moochers Inc.
The Steptones
Soctor Deuss
Tuesday 6th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 8th 9pm
The Darkened Seas
New Brutalists
Anachel
Saturday 10th 9:30pm
Hollow Everdaze
Waterford
Contrast
Callico Cat
Monday 12th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
ZZG
Vintage Vulva
Treehouse
Dylan Hekimian
Tuesday [...]

Shots from the Dick Diver gig at Transit on the weekend

By 29 July 2013
Shots from the Dick Diver gig at Transit on the weekend

Anna Boydell has done it again and shared with us some great shots from the Dick Diver gig on Saturday.
Anyone spot themselves?

Send photos of Canberra to images@the-riotact.com, if you want to.
You don’t have to, but it’s nice when you do.

Hit the floor together at Canberra Theatre Centre

By 29 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Hit the floor together at Canberra Theatre Centre

[ 31 July 2013 to 3 August 2013. ]

Hit the floor together is a dance project created by a collection of over 30 indigenous and non-indigenous young Canberrans, along with many interstate dancers that looks, quite frankly, pretty awesome.

It will be hitting the Canberra theatre Centre on the 31st of July and you should probably check it out.

This new contemporary dance work is [...]

Activate Jetpack present “The Future You Fear”. Local music video

By 29 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Activate Jetpack present

Local rockers Activate Jetpack have brought a new load of angst to highly polished music video with their latest song “The Future You Fear”:
Official Music Video for “The Future You Fear” by Activate Jetpack
(C) 2013 Activate Jetpack
Buy MP3s @ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/activatejetp…
Buy on iTunes @ https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/the…
Find us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/activatejetpack
Filmed at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, [...]

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