The Canberra Musicians Club is doing regular Wednesday night spots at the newly revamped Smiths Alternative in Civic.
Last night I braved the cold and wet to check it out.
The first thing any inner city venue needs is bicycle parking in spades. In this day and age driving to a gig is nothing short of tragic.
[ 24 April, 2013; ] Awesome Melbourne band and Oz rock stalwarts ‘King of the North’ are heading our way to The Basement on 24th April.
Catch these guys before their rock explosion goes viral.
Following on from supporting ‘Cold Chisel’ last year and many residencies including the iconic Esplanade Hotel (home of RocKwiz), this surprisingly huge-sounding 2-piece are on an Australian [...]
I don’t think it was that long ago that I used to be able to check out a gig guide and find a litany of upcoming fairly major Australian, and sometimes international acts. We’d get enough that my disappointment was generally around an inability to go to all of them. January/February was always a particularly [...]
[ 14 September, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] This has come in and looks interesting:
Live@BAC is thrilled to present acoustic music by local band The Burley Griffin and musician Adam Brown.
As we welcome in the warmer weather, unwind on a Friday in Belconnen Arts Centre’s spacious foyer, looking over Lake Ginninderra, and listen to live acoustic music by talented local musicians.
About The Burley [...]
And so Digress on Akuna Street (formerly the Akuna Club) had a hitout as a live music venue.
With a very strong lineup supporting the launch of the popular singer-songwriter Bryony Aziz a good crowd was always on the cards.
The venue, however, has some bugs to iron out as a music venue. Not least of which [...]
Word reaches us that despite an successful trial and three weeks of fitout the Green Room’s tenancy at the Woden Tradies has been terminated.
Because heaven forfend the licensed clubs circa 2012 ever do anything of any value to the community.
Condolences to all those screwed over in this debacle.
[ 1 March, 2012 to 10 March, 2012. ] “In A Band, It’s Always A Drama”
DATES: Thurs 1st, Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, Thurs 8th, Fri 9th, Sat 10th March 2012
TIME: 7:30 pm
Show length: 2 hours with 20mins interval
Tickets: $28 ($22 concession or groups of 5+or Impro ACT members)
Street Two – The Street Theatre (15 Childers St, Canberra City West)
Book on 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au
Facebook informs that the legendary Greenroom is materialising in the Woden Tradies in March.
If things go well and you all go along it could be around longer!
For the month of MARCH the Greenroom shall take up residence at the Woden Tradies Club and test the waters of live music to incite a new permanent venue.
If you fancy an afternoon of listening to various live musics, sitting on grass and enjoying a sizzling BBQ, you can head out to the Botanic Gardens where Summer Sounds 2012 is already under way and will be running ’til the end of January.
Entry is by donation to the Friends of the Gardens. Donations collected [...]
Cell Block 69′s annual gig at the ANU bar on Friday night was just fantastic. Never been before – best $15 I’ve ever spent on live entertainment – a thumping, nostalgic orgy of camp, pop-rock cabaret. Musically, wonderful. CellBlock 69 are performers of a too-rare variety – thrilled to be there, loving the fans, sweating [...]
We’ve been hearing that Tuggeranong’s leading music venue, The Maram, was joining the long list of broken dreams down there.
This in from a source which goes with other things we’ve been hearing:
They haven’t been paying their bills so ACTEWAGL shut off their power, and they haven’t been paying the rent so the landlord is evicting [...]
[ 10 December, 2011; 8:00 pm; ] Location: The Basement Belconnen, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen, Australia
18+ ID required
8pm doors open for 9pm start
Pool, drinks and great music! There also is a kitchen there for those needing solids
9pm Delinquent (Nowra)
10pm Eyes to the Sky
11pm Knights of the Spatchcock
12am Point of View
The Basement Kitchen
Mudd Nicole O’brien
[ 19 November, 2011; 3:00 pm; ]
Gartside Street Erindale
BMA, Mudd Promotions and Ruff N Ready Present…..
‘Women Who Rock’ is a celebration of the contribution women make to our music scene.
When people think of the numerous forms of rock, metal and punk, they usually think of sweaty men with long hair. We are hoping this, and events like this, will [...]
Great gig on tonight 28th October everyone, starting from 8pm going late
over 18′s only, $15 dollars at the door
Self Is Seed
It looks to be a great night!
[ 12 October, 2011; 6:30 pm; ] Given the myriad issues facing the ACT music industry it is more important now than ever for all stakeholders to have a consolidated voice. MusicACT, initially called ACT Live Music Association, formed as a direct result of the initiatives that the ACT Government and departmental staff have implemented over the past 12 months, including the [...]
Following our disappointment at last week’s government response to the live music inquiry, the Greens’ Caroling Le Couteur has now noticed that the Government isn’t actually doing anything.
“There is a major concern that Canberra’s music and arts scene is struggling in a range of ways and that we are losing a very important part of [...]
Joy Burch was talking tough when she released the Government’s response to the inquiry into live music.
A vibrant arts scene is dependent on community and Government support, and I am committed to looking at how we as a Government, and as a community can better support live music in this city.
The pity is that the [...]
I have recently started a new job in the graduate program within a government department and a lot of my new colleagues are from out of town. They have been asking me where the best places in Canberra are for live music, but not being very “in touch” with the local music scene, I haven’t [...]
[ 29 July, 2011; 8:00 pm; ]
Who: HEAVEN THE AXE + CHAINSAW MASCARA + FIASCO IN SOLACE + ABREACT + TRANQUIL DECEPTION
Where: THE BASEMENT ACT
[ 18 April, 2011; 4:00 pm; ] LOCAL ‘N’ LIVE
Sat April 16th 2011
Garema Place, Civic 10-4 pm
The Ellis Collective 1.15pm
D’Opus & Roshambo 2.30pm
+ Pete Akhurst, Alice Cottee, Heidi Gill
and more great local acts throughout the day
The Local ‘n’ Live Radio show starts April 18th 4-6 pm, Monday to Friday on 98.3FM
For more information or live streaming visit www.2xxfm.org.au
[ 1 April, 2011; 6:30 pm; ] Jarrad and Inoeg from “FusedGrooves” will be playing their own brand of Blues & Jazz for your listening pleasure. Their music is mostly original with loads of improvisation!
Names like Justin Beiber, Kei$ha and Miley Cyrus are unknown to these guys so please come along, enjoy dinner and a coffee with some great music.
Bookings essential call [...]
Having just opened a cafe in Farrer I would like to look at putting on live music once a month perhaps on a Friday evening.
I would like to offer this opportunity to new musicians that would like to get experience playing in front of a live audience or getting their music out there.
Fresh from explosive shows at Meredith and Falls Festival and a national tour with Those Darlins (USA) and Jeff The Brotherhood (USA), the world’s only surviving triple one-man-band band take to the road to teach the people of new south wales some Spanish expletives and make them s*** their pants.
My friend and his band (Sydney-based) are starting to look at touring regionally. I was wondering if anyone might be able to give me some recommendations to give to them about possible venues they could play at in Canberra. To help match music to venue, this is their Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/mozaiktunes.
Appreciate any thoughts people [...]
[ 14 January, 2011; 9:00 pm; ] Great line-up at The Maram in The Green Room this Friday night. Starts at 9:00pm, the line-up is;
The Flat Earth Confederacy
Cost is just $5 at the door!
[ 18 December, 2010; 9:00 pm; ] PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in Tuggeranong is hosting both The Naddiks and Scaramouche’s last rock concert for 2010.
Will be an awesome night of original rock music, both bands receiving excellent reviews in many rock and roll publications and online.
Show starts at 9:00pm, a special Christmas price of just $5:00 at door for a great night [...]
[ 18 December, 2010; 12:00 am to 11:45 pm. ] Canberra Rock groups Scaramouche and The Naddiks will cap off 2010 with a final rock concert at PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in Tuggeranong on the 18th December, starting at 9:00pm.
Both groups have had excellent reviews for their latest EP releases, The Naddiks are being featured on Jango international radio on 1/12/10 all day which has [...]
[ 7 November, 2010; 8:00 pm; ] A bumper year for the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC) Comedy Club is set to finish with a bang on Tuesday, December 7.
The consummate and clean-working Michael Connell, in his exclusive Canberra show, will head up a killer line-up of comedians that includes Toby Halligan, Johnno Davies, Jay Sullivan and much more.
Michael is a talented musician, [...]
[ 15 December, 2010; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] The Canberra City Band perform at Carols by Candlelight 2010
What: CANBERRA – The Canberra City Band play for all at Carols by Candlelight 2010.
Where: Stage 88 – Commonwealth Park Gardens from 7:00pm
When: Wednesday 15 December 2010
After a very successful night’s full house concert to celebrate the Canberra City Band 85th Anniversary at the Albert Hall [...]
[ 4 December, 2010; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Woden SEE Change invites you to a morning of live music and sustainable shopping at our Christmas Op Swap
Does your wardrobe need a spring clean? Is it cluttered with fancy clothes you know you’ll never wear again? Why not bring along your excess pieces to our fashion swap meet and pick up some fancy [...]
[ 20 November, 2010; 8:00 pm; ]
Saturday November 20 @ The Basement
Doors at 8PM – $15
8:30 – 9:00 – The Drill – http://www.myspace.com/thedrillpunkrock
9:30 – 10:00 – Teen Skank Parade – http://www.myspace.com/teenskankparade
10:40 – 11:10 – No Longer I – http://www.myspace.com/nolongerimusic
11:50 – 12:20 – Absence of State – http://www.myspace.com/absenceofstate
9:00 – 9:30 – Na Maza – http://www.myspace.com/namaza
10:00 – 10:40 – Witchgrinder (Melb) [...]
[ 18 November, 2010; 8:00 pm; ] Doors @ 8, $10
8:20 – John Lollback – http://www.myspace.com/johnlollback
9:00 – CC Thornley (Melb) – http://www.myspace.com/thebsot
10:00 – Ross Royce (Melb) – http://www.myspace.com/rossroyce
11:00 – Shoe (Tas) – http://www.myspace.com/shinemyshoesbrother