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Konrad Lenz album Sugar Skulls & Marigolds. A review

By 29 October 2013

It used to be I got CDs in the mail, but it’s 2013 so I get bandcamp validation codes via facebook. (preferably email john@the-riotact.com, 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 [...]

Konrad Lenz presents the Mr Living Good CD launch

By 28 June 2013

[ 18 July 2013; ]

Canberra’s answer to Tom Waits, the living legend that is Konrad Lenz, is launching a new CD at The Front on 18 July.

Looks like a good show.

Here’s the first single:

Mooch – To slink away and allow your friend to pay for the entertainment – Dictionary of the Underworld 1950 // Konrad Lenz: vocals // Randall [...]

Northbourne at night. Images of Canberra

By 18 June 2013

The irrepressible Konrad Lenz has posted this to facebook and given us permission to use it:
Bus stop, Northbourne Ave, night
The Register recently described instagram as “looking at the world through urine filled goggles” but I still liked this one enough to share.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it [...]

Tom Woodward, Hashemoto & Konrad Lenz @ Smiths Alternative Bookstore, a review

By 14 December 2012

Smiths Alternative Bookshop on Alinga St in Civic is about as intimate as a music venue can get.
For last night’s show it worked beautifully.
Fans moved the hot summer air around the pillars, cold cold Coopers Pale went for $6 a bottle, and people walking down the street heard the music and just came on in. [...]

Tom Woodward, Hashemoto & Konrad Lenz @ Smiths Alternative Bookstore

By 26 November 2012

[ 13 December 2012; 7:30 pm; ]

A cracking night out via Facebook:

An evening of acoustic rock & roll at one of Canberra’s best music venues. Completely unplugged. Completely raw. Completely beautiful. Entry by donation (Rich = Note / Poor = Gold coin)…

Woodward and Lenz present Sitting on a Railing. Local music video

By 27 August 2012

Konrad Lenz has alerted me to a new video he’s added to YouTube with this note:
Sitting on a Railing words and music by Tom Woodward // Konrad Lenz – Vocals, Tom Woodward – guitar // Audio recorded live in the studio 26-Aug-2012, produced and engineered by Konrad Lenz // Video direction, camera and editing by [...]

Mikelangelo and the Tin Star bring a mini festival to ANU

By 26 April 2012

[ 11 May 2012; 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of an awesome night of local talent coming to ANU:

Mikelangelo and the Tin Star return to Canberra on the No Sign Of A Pipeline tour Friday 11th May.

The group are touring to celebrate the release of the first official film clip from their debut album ‘The Surf’n'Western Sounds Of…’ which was [...]

Faces of the Phoenix. 2005 – 2011 by Konrad Lenz

By 30 December 2011

The Phoenix is a mecca for Canberra’s boho fringe, a place in the bus interchange where toothless old men and hip young school of art types mix with disreputable bloggers over pints and lashings of original live music.
Singer songwriter Konrad Lenz has been taking pictures in the Phoenix since 2005 and has sent in [...]

Gut Response by Konrad Lenz. Local Music Video

By 6 November 2011

Canberra musical stalwart Konrad Lenz has posted this latest piece of magic to YouTube with this note:
Live performance at the Front Gallery and Cafe, October 29, 2011
Gut Response written by Konrad Lenz
Konrad Lenz – vocals, guitar
Video also features A KREWD Ensemble
Camera – Pete Kelleher, Fiete Geier, Konrad Lenz
Video directed and edited by Konrad Lenz
A KREWD [...]

Spirits of the Dead at the Phoenix!

By 3 November 2011

[ 13 November 2011; ]

This in from Konrad Lenz!

On Sunday November 13 The Spirits of the Dead will return to their spiritual home, the Phoenix Pub, to play their last Canberra show for the next few months.

Also featuring RKPK (the musical lovechild of Inflatable Ingrid and Inflatable Ingrid)

PLUS theatrical stuff from A KREWD Ensemble

Cost of entry [...]

Spirits of the Dead to hit the Front

By 27 September 2011

[ 29 October 2011; 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of Día de los Muertos festivities at The Front, and who better to lead them than Konrad Lenz and the Spirits of the Dead?

Jorge Bontjes and others are also promised!

Local music video. Konrad Lenz and Randall Blair with the Gangster Blues

By 14 September 2011

For a man who once told me he didn’t want his music on the internet Konrad Lenz has come to embrace the digital world.
He’s just posted this one he made with Randall Blair with this note:
Gangster Blues written by Peetie Wheatstraw, arr. Konrad Lenz and Randall Blair
Audio recorded Friday 29th January 2010
Promo clip filmed and [...]

Mikelangelo AND Fun Machine at the Polo!

By 7 September 2011

[ 16 September 2011; 8:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of musical mayhem at the ever awesome Polish Club in O’Connor:

Mikelangelo & the Tin Star

Konrad Lenz

Fun Machine

It’s the collaboration everyone (Fun Machine) has been waiting for!

Swagger down to the cheap big beer venue that’s within cycling distance from you for the music extra vaganza of the season.

DO NOT forget to put rhinestones [...]

Seen it all Too Many Times – Konrad Lenz with Mikelangelo and the Tin Star. Local music video.

By 14 August 2011

Local songwriter Konrad Lenz has put together a very nifty video featuring his recent performance at The Phoenix:
Konrad Lenz joins Mikelangelo and the Tin Star onstage at the Phoenix Bar, Civic, Canberra, ACT, Sunday August 7, 2011
Seen it all too Many Times written by Konrad Lenz
Konrad Lenz: vocals
Mikelangelo: guitar
Gareth Hill: bass
Pete Olson: drums
Live audio mix: [...]

Ich Bin Faust at the Courtyard Theatre

By 9 April 2010

[First filed: Apr 7, 2010 @ 11:22]

[Photo by 'Pling Plex]
When attending the opening night of locally written and produced theatre there is always a sense of slight, well, unease.
Will this be a conceptual train wreck (with the music up too loud) that seemed like a good idea to the cast and author when they were [...]

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