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Local Music Video – Hancock Basement with One In A Million Does

By 15 November 2010

[ 24 November 2010; ] Hancock Basement – ‘One In A Million Does’ from Jordan Prosser on Vimeo.

Holy Moley will you look at the production values on this thing?! Really raising the bar for music videos in the local scene!

If you like the song it’s available for download on soundcloud.

It’s also worth noting Hancock Basement is supporting You Am I [...]

Kitten of the Year 2010

By 14 November 2010

[ 20 November 2010 at 7:00 pm; 21 November 2010 at 6:30 pm; ]

Kitten of the Year 2010 hosted by Carlotta is on November 20 and 21 at the Irish Club in Weston.

Launched in 2009, Kitten of the Year aims to provide amateur Burlesque performers the opportunity to make a step into the semi-professional world of Burlesque performance in Australia.

Tickets are $35 and available [...]

Local music video – Readable Graffiti: Peach Buzz

By 13 November 2010

Local electropop maestros Readable Graffiti have put out the above video with the following note:
The official video clip for Peach Buzz by Australian electronic dance band Readable Graffiti. An alco-pop fuelled stop motion adventure by Australian artist Betty Holdsworth and Ultimate Fury Productions.
In a local band with a video? We’d love to know about it, [...]

Joe Oppenheimer – The Story of You, Live at the Phoenix

By 12 November 2010

Last night there was a rather special performance at The Phoenix featuring Joe Oppenheimer and the howling cats (plus a cast of thousands) performing one of my favourite pieces of local songwriting in recent years.
It starts in slightly shambolic fashion but builds steam as it goes on.
I hope you like it.

DIY Wotz On Guide – for the weekend of 12 November 2010

By 12 November 2010

[ 12 November 2010 to 14 November 2010. ] [First filed: Nov 11, 2010 @ 9:53]

As the year evaporates before your eyes it’s time to think about what will be fun to see and do around town this weekend.

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

The Angels and Summernats finally collide

By 11 November 2010

[Language warning]
The Canberra Times has the happy news that after long last Summernats is going to host hoary old pub rockers The Angels in a celebration of all that is Oz:
Neeson piled praise on the culture of Summernats, comparing a tricked-out street machine to a beautiful guitar.
”Those cars are works of art,” he said. [...]

Anywhere in Canberra I can learn Gregorian Chant?

By 11 November 2010

I really could’nt be effed ordering a ‘Chant Kit’ with a CD and little booklet to learn Gregorian Chant.
Hence, anyone know who/where I could learn this ancient form of  singing in Canberra?

Top Gear’s Hilux Arctic Challenger On Display @ CCMF10

By 11 November 2010

The Canberra Country Music Festival announced that Top Gear’s “Artic Challenge Race To The North Pole” Toyota Hilux will to be on display at the Toyota Country Pavillion- Oh what a feeling!
Numerous motoring journalists will be present and will add a new dimension to the Festival being held at Exhibition Park during 12-14 November.  [...]

Ballet Russes at the National Gallery

By 11 November 2010

[ 10 December 2010 to 20 March 2011. ] [First filed: Nov 10, 2010 @ 11:03]

The NGA has announced ActewAGL is the lead sponsor for this summer’s major exhibition “Ballet Russes”:

One of the world’s richest collections of costumes from the famed Ballets Russes resides at the National Gallery of Australia and will be on display in December 2010 in this major exhibition. Through [...]

Tours of the new Belconnen Bus facilities

By 10 November 2010

[ 13 November 2010 at 11:30 am; ] A jaunty Chief Minister is letting you all know “Tours acquaint commuters with Belco bus stations”

The new Belconnen Bus Stations will be showcased this weekend during free tours of the facilities which includes six new bus platforms, an indoor waiting lounge and outdoor bus shelters, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, [...]

Merry Fest 2 at the Turner Bowlo

By 10 November 2010

[ 19 November 2010 at 7:00 pm; ] [First filed: Nov 10, 2010 @ 8:47]

The following in from Matty Ellis on what should be a sensational night:

Merryfest, the world’s smallest festival is back! Proudly presented by The Merry Muse and The Canberra Musicians Club, ‘Merryfest II: Return of the Folk’ is the perfect accompaniment to a cold ale from famed Turner Bowlo Taps [...]

What is there to do for 17 year olds?

By 10 November 2010

Hey guys and girls,
One of my friends from Perth is coming over for about a week, and as we’re (barely) months away from the age of majority, I’m unable to find anything to do. I’ve looked at various “what’s on” sites, and there’s no way of checking for all ages, or if there is (eg [...]

Another ‘Formal’ question

By 10 November 2010

Hi Rioters,
My son is trying to find a ‘zoot suit’ for his formal. I’m wondering if anyone knows if there’s a vintage/second hand store around that stocks them? In particular, he’s after the pants.
Zoot pants are  high-waisted, baggy and low-crotched trousers with a narrow ankle apparently very popular in the 40′s, but I suspect they’re [...]

Stormwater art – the line faces

By 9 November 2010

Iterations of these faces formed from long lines have been spreading through Sullivan’s Creek in Canberra’s Inner North lately, but I think this one, with the final line having a reversed face.
Perhaps their gormless anonymity mirrors the office workers whizzing past on their bicycles?
I kind of like them.

Local author Alan Gould missed out on PM’s Lit Award

By 9 November 2010

Lyneham resident Alan Gould’s The Lake Woman was shortlisted but missed out on the $100,000 Fiction prize (one of four prizes totaling a very generous $400,000) according to
SMH coverage quotes Simon Crean but no quote from the Prime Minister herself and no media release from the PM on the website. This year’s recipients [...]

Event entertainment ideas

By 8 November 2010

I am chasing some suggestions from fellow Canberrans on good local entertainment I might be able to employ for an evening later this month.
The event is a post-conference drinks/mingler/bbq for postgraduates and it would be good to do something a little different to entice maximum turn out.
I was thinking along the lines of jugglers, drummers, [...]

Mindscapes festival

By 8 November 2010

[ 20 November 2010 at 4:00 pm; ]

This looks like a fun, free evening in Garema Place.

Meet Canberra Author Troy Simpson

By 7 November 2010

[ 7 November 2010 at 1:00 pm; ] On 11 December 2010, from 11.00am to 1.00pm, you will have the chance to meet and greet local Canberra author Troy Simpson.

Troy will be at Borders Books in the Canberra Centre to answer your questions and sign your copy of the popular new book Funny English Errors and Insights: Illustrated, which was launched last week [...]

Walter Burley Griffin is Dead

By 6 November 2010

[ 16 November 2010 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Minister for Planning, Andrew Barr, is hosting a public panel discussion on planning and somehow I’ve ended up on the panel.

Here are the details:

Walter Burley Griffin is Dead Forum

The forum will be held on Tuesday 16 November at 7.30pm at the ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room.

The format will be in the style [...]

But is it art? New Alinga St Installation!

By 6 November 2010

This appears to have become a permanent fixture next to the GPO.
I’m particularly fond of the strings holding it in position.
Top work Mr Stanhope, I like this one.

St Vincent de Paul Red Carpet Charity Ball 2010

By 6 November 2010

[ 13 November 2010 at 6:30 pm; ] [First filed: Sep 29, 2010 @ 10:27]

The following came across my desk and was deemed to be worthy of your attention:

Date: Saturday, 13 November 2010
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Venue: Rydges Lakeside, Canberra City

Join Master of Ceremonies, comedian Corinne Grant for an amazing night of great food and entertainment by Canberra’s premier cover band, The Remnants and [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 November 2010

By 5 November 2010

[ 5 November 2010 to 7 November 2010. ] [First filed: Nov 4, 2010 @ 10:56]

So what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

It’s over to you Hive Mind.

Just leave your contributions in the comments.

Woden Valley Festival – This Saturday!

By 5 November 2010

The 2010 Woden Valley Festival is on this Saturday at Eddison Park! Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect.
Venue: Eddison Park Phillip. Eddison Park has recently been redeveloped and is looking an absolute treat.
Music: The main stage will feature music from a variety of genres including Roots, Blues, Folk, and Funk while [...]

Cracked Actor and The Monotremes at The Front

By 4 November 2010

Last night two of Canberra’s newer bands graced The Front in Lyneham.
Cracked Actor:
Featuring familiar faces playing unfamiliar instruments (Nick Delatovic on Bass, Spike Thompson on drums) Cracked Actor sound like what would happen if Radiohead shared a candle lit dinner with Fleet Foxes.
There’s a slightly folky tone, but the laptop’s up on stage and they [...]

Jazz at Legends Bar

By 4 November 2010

Live jazz has a new home in Legends Spanish Retaurant.
Starting on the 11th of November Legends will be presenting live jazz every Thursday night. Entry is $10
Brass’ere, Canberra’s very own New Orleans style brass band will provide the fanfare for the grand opening.
With 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, baritone sax, sousaphone, drums, percussion [...]

Australian Poetry Slam ACT Final

By 3 November 2010

[ 12 November 2010 at 7:30 pm; ] [First filed: Nov 3, 2010 @ 9:10]

The book of faces informs that after two close fought heats the ACT finals of the Australian Poetry Slam will be held at Smiths Alternative Bookshop on Alinga St Friday week.

You are invited to the sausage-fest final of the ACT heats of



The [...]

Canberra Movie Goers

By 3 November 2010

Attention movie buffs?
Interested in expanding you social network, meeting new people and enjoying a film on the ‘Big Screen’ with other local movie fans?
The ‘Canberra Movie Goers’ is a new meet up group for individuals keen to enjoy movies on a regular basis with others at locations such as Dendy in Civic, or Greater Union [...]

City Walk Expo – Launching this Saturday (6th November 2010)

By 2 November 2010

[ 6 November 2010 to 7 November 2010. ]

VI Ambition Support Incorporated (VIASI) is proud and excited to announce the launch of City Walk Expo, an exclusive market-type event in the very heart of our Nation’s capital – the City Walk strip Canberra on the 6th of November.

The City Walk Expo will be a weekly, year round event operating from 9:30am – 5:00pm [...]

Where to watch the cup?

By 2 November 2010

[Photo by Kerces]
So based on past experience where’s the place to be for cup watching today for those without office parties?
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and your experiences this year.

Drummers wanted for the Belconnen Community Festival

By 1 November 2010

The following’s in from Jim Sharrock who is looking for drummers to bang things up in Belconnen.
I would like to invite all drummers to participate in a drumming parade, which will take place at the Belconnen Festival on Saturday the 13th of November. This will be another spectacular production by THE BIG BANG THEORY, a [...]


By 1 November 2010

[ 20 November 2010 at 10:00 am; ] This year’s Majura Festival is being held in Dickson Square, Dickson Shopping Centre on Saturday 20th November from 10am til 4pm.

The Majura Festival will be jam packed with lots of entertainment and live music, featuring Drumassault, Kulture Break and SPECIAL K.

There will be lots of offer for the kids with a FREE jumping castle and [...]

genuine recycling effort or price gouging?

By 1 November 2010

i am loathe to gripe about those involved in efforts to maintain a solid music scene here in canberra, and i am truly grateful to those who run events so save us all the pain of travelling to sydney or melbourne to see some good bands. but i do have a complaint about a new [...]

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