Music (1320 Stories)

The Ellis Collective new single launch at the Polish Club

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Those pucking rogues the Ellis Collective are launching their new single at the Polo on the 15th of November.

It’ll be a whole big thing, and you should make yourself a part of it.

With really, really special guests, Burrows, and The Burley Griffin. What a night it will be.

What a night it will be indeed rather [...]

Konrad Lenz album Sugar Skulls & Marigolds. A review

By 29 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It used to be I got CDs in the mail, but it’s 2013 so I get bandcamp validation codes via facebook. (preferably email, much more likely to be actioned)
Yesterday it came from Konrad Lenz.
This long term fixture in the local music is one of the most covered local songwriters by other performers. Famous for [...]

Readable Graffiti present Happy To Be. Local Music Video

By 29 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

They may have made the trek down the Hume in search of stronger coffee and Cheaper Pho but Canberra can claim them for a little while longer.
Readable Graffiti have put out a fun little video for their new song Happy To Be:
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‘Happy [...]

Aberrant Lodge at Corroboree Park Hall

By 28 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Music at Midday at Canberra Theatre

By 25 October 2013

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. [...]

Jorian moves on from Smiths

By 25 October 2013

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 [...]

SHAKE IT (like a polaroid picture!) at UC.

By 24 October 2013

[ 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 [...]

Smells Like Centenary Spirit: PLAYitLOUD Band Competition @ the Royal Theatre

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Carnival of Venice Opera at Albert Hall

By 24 October 2013

[ 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 [...]

Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Big Dave ft Kitty B: I Don’t Move. Local music video [NSFW]

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This just in from Big Dave. A warning on the language.
Download this track free here:
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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Follow KP Records on Twitter – [...]

Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia Gala Presentation Dinner

By 22 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Vans Warped Tour bringing big names to Canberra

By 18 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 December 2013; ]

The Vans Warped tour is, thank god almighty, coming to Exhibition Park here in Canberra!

And look at that lineup!


DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 17th of October 2013

By 17 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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…


Add your suggestions in the comments below, then get planning!

Day of the Dead: Latino Fiesta at the Croation Club

By 17 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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, [...]

Urthboy to launch NFSA Theatrette

By 16 October 2013

[ 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 [...]

Kids, Creatures, & 100 Harlequins at Glebe Park

By 16 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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, [...]

Lenin’s Love Child – Ten Days That Shook the World at the Polish Club

By 16 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Positive Feedback Loop and the Feldons at Smith’s

By 14 October 2013

[ 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 [...]

It’s the Phoenix’s Birthday soon

By 14 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Canberra Pursuit this Friday is going to be a thing. A big thing.

By 14 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Triple J address historical oppression

By 9 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Halloween at the Basement

By 8 October 2013

[ 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 [...]

Tease And Tearaways presents: Trick or Tease – A Basement Halloween Spooktacular!

By 8 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Fred Smith featuring on Australian Story

By 5 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Frank Madrid disappointed Canberra doesn’t give him more money. Leaving.

By 5 October 2013

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 [...]

Stiff Gins listening to a wax cylinder recording

By 3 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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.
In [...]

Brazil comes to Canberra

By 3 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Unearthed Review. Mouth and the Uncomfortable Silences. Two stars.

By 2 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Head Full of Flames burns brightly

By 30 September 2013

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.

British India headlining Centenary Battle of the Bands

By 30 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

What’s better than a Beth n Ben EP Launch at the Polo? Nothing. Nothing is better than that

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

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