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TJ James album launch at Belconnen Arts Centre

By 5 September 2013

[ 28 September 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]

TJ James is launching his new album “All the Pieces Fit” at Belconnen Arts Centre on the 28th this month.


You may remember him as the guy who used to busk outside McDonalds in Woden, playing at the Hellenic Club or one [...]

Centenary’s Battle of the Bands heats start this weekend

By 5 September 2013

Canberra’s biggest and worst named battle of the bands festival “Smells Like Centenary Spirit” is kicking off this Saturday at Belconnen Arts Centre.
Festival names that are both dated and miss the point thematically of the original name they’re referencing aside, this is a pretty cool thing and I hope it finds life past the centenary [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 6th of September 2013

By 5 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 September 2013 to 9 September 2013. ]

Hey sex party, you sure have just pasted your posters over a bunch of gig posters for gigs that are still yet to come… so that’s kinda wrong.

Poor poster board etiquette. TSK TSK.

Anyways, it’s almost the weekend!

How did that happen?


Time happened, and speaking of time and happenings, it’s time to check what is happening this [...]

The Front Gig Guide 11th to 25th of September

By 4 September 2013

[ 11 September 2013 to 25 September 2013. ] Those fine fellows at the Front have let us know what’s coming up with their gig guide.

11th September 2013: Wattleseed Pavlova (Comedy)
“Whether it be collecting Pez, gardening or relationship advice, we’ve got it covered with the ‘best’ of Australian radio.”
This show is an 8 episode digest of the “best” of Australian radio.
EPISODES 4 [...]

Electric Eighties at the Croatian Club

By 3 September 2013

Those scruffy ragamuffins at the CMC are putting on an 80′s punk night, because they care.
A Kick Up Your Heels event for the Centenary of Canberra. The 1980s in Australia saw an outpouring of musical innovation and imagination like none before or since and Canberra was in the thick of it. Canberra Punk and Beyond, [...]

Sass and Tease Collective bring the 80′s back

By 2 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 September 2013 at 6:30 pm; ] Ladies and Gentlemen the Sass & Tease Collective are putting on a new show this Friday night at the Abbey, and that is exactly when and where and you should be.

Also, it’s an excellent excuse to get dressed up. Always a good thing.

There will be door prizes, best-dressed prizes, katanas, merriment, dancing, dinosaurs, music, girls, [...]

SPIN: Weekends on Wheels program launched

By 2 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 October 2013 to 27 October 2013. ]

Sporting events, musical bikes, skatepark workshops, and a car-themed rock show can all be found in the newly launched program for SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels.

“The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam Stankevicius, says that SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels will showcase the city’s love of all things that spin throughout four packed [...]

Hustle & Scout at New Acton

By 2 September 2013

[ 21 September 2013 at 4:00 pm; ]

This just in and sounding hiptastic!

A new event due to hit NewActon on 21 September – Hustle&Scout: Twilight Fashion Market (

This seasonal market will run from 4-9pm in the Nishi Foyer and will showcase 25 high-end designers and collectors, three live music acts, food by A. Baker, $10 Hustle&Scout cocktails and a fashion show/after party [...]

September at the Phoenix!

By 1 September 2013

[ 1 September 2013 to 30 September 2013. ]

This just in:

Monday 2nd September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Buck Et Al
Reptile Park
Strange Tourist

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 5th 9pm
Marji Curran
Positive Feedback Loop
Kid You Not

Saturday 7th 9:30pm
The Dunhill Blues
The King Hits
Bacon Cakes

Monday 9th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions

Tuesday 10th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema Presents
Shakespeare and his Publicist Trivia

Thursday 12th 9pm
Sun God Replica
Time [...]

The Canberra Pursuit: A Call To arms Cycles (and sneak peak into the SPIN program)

By 27 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 October 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

This exciting news just in:

Centenary commissioned artist Jon Rose has recently taken up residence in Canberra, and is laying down the challenge to anyone who thinks they can build a musical bike, that they’ve got just under 2 months to do so if you’d like to take part in the Canberra Pursuit performance in this [...]

The Bureaucrat’s Song

By 27 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Comedy Central

Now is not a happy time for Canberra’s public servants.
The prospect of either being sacked by Tony Abbott or having to work for Kevin Rudd is hardly an appealing one.
But with spring in the air in Canberra and a forecast of 20 degrees for tomorrow (and thereabouts through the week) it’s time to cheer [...]

Music Venue Closures?

By 26 August 2013

Hey I am a local CIT student studying PR and for my latest assessment I am researching the Canberra music scene.
I am looking for a list of live music venue closures over the past decade within Canberra. I am exploring the link between noise complaints made by neighbouring residential developments and the closure of venues.
An [...]

Bring Amanda Palmer to Canberra?

By 23 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Nigel of the Canberra Musicians Club is trying to make up for lazily missing the madness magic and mayhem of Amanda Palmer’s last visit to Canberra with a facebook campaign.
Today I was shocked to discover that Amanda Palmer is coming to Australia in September but not planning to play in Canberra. I lazily failed to [...]

This Lone Ranger presents, The Queanbeyan Tapes

By 23 August 2013

Brent Wijnberg has been in touch to tell us about his latest project. A beautiful piece of Americana called The Queanbeyan Tapes by his new project This Lone Ranger.
Well worth a listen.
Queanbeyan Tapes by This Lone Ranger
If your band has music to share send it in to .

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

[ 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

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 John Barrington have made astonishing use of their Parliament House access to produce a new bar setter in local music videos.…
Twitter: @TheBestieBoys
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

[ 24 August 2013 at 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

[ 15 August 2013 to 19 August 2013. ]

Hey gang!

The weather is improving!


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

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 at 8:00 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 at 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

[ 17 August 2013 at 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

The MusicACT Annual Music Awards is coming back, and it’s time to submit yourself to them in order to win fabulous awards later!
Head over to 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 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

[ 24 August 2013 at 4:00 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 at 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


[ 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


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 ~
Timelapse photography and video editing: Peter Gray ~
Photographer: Martin Ollman ~
Music: Fahad Abdulaal – Under [...]

The Martins with TAXI. Local music video

By 8 August 2013

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 [...]

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