[ 19 July 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] The simplest formula. The maximum impact. The Chris Harland Blues Band has the command and the precision to nail every number it plays. UK guitarist Chris Harland brought to Oz the tradition of British-made Electric Blues, the authentic riff-driven Chicago sound, a high-voltage heritage of Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Peter Green.
[ 17 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]
[ 3 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Paulie is well known around Australia for his work with The Detonators. A band he formed over 12 years ago, that has covered every corner of this wide brown land.
Forming, touring, running, recording and playing in bands since his early teens, he has never let up. His drive and determination getting him through the ups [...]
[ 5 July 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Comprising some of the finest talent on the local scene, The CherryPickers return to Blues and Roots Central to host the July Pro Blues and Roots Jam.
The Cherries combine the monster bass grooves of John Coates, John Van Buuren on searing guitar, outstanding percussion work from Jon Jones and the powerful dynamic vocals of Monica [...]
[ 21 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Backbeat Drivers is one of Australia’s most original blues/R&B acts, with Steve Hartnett on Vocals Harmonica and Guitar, Mike Hardy on Guitar and backing vocals, Ben Connelly on Bass and backing vocals and David “Doc” Rennie on drums.
The band is a local legend in Canberra and our longest continually gigging blues band, playing originals, as [...]
[ 5 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
An amazing pianist with an honest vulnerability in her vocals, rawness and emotion are what strikes you when you hear what Ali Penney and The Money Makers play for you. Ali knows how to put on a show – a funny and entertaining show – and play songs which get the audience toe-tapping and dancing. [...]
[ 27 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Red hot blues & soul from one of Australia’s most respected guitar troubadours, Melbourne blues/roots artist Geoff Achison.
Geoff released his first solo album Big Machine in 1994. In 1995 Geoff represented the MBAS in Memphis, USA winning the Albert King Award and scoring an endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars and has since toured the US, [...]
[ 11 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Glenn Cardier & The Sideshow will be bringing their ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ tour to The Harmonie German Club on Saturday 11 October 2014.
Joining Glenn is Rex Goh who is arguably Australia’s ‘most heard’ guitarist & on drums, Dave Fester who tours year round with some of Australia’s finest musicians.
Glenn A Baker (Author & Rock [...]
[ 5 December 2013 to 6 December 2013. ]
The CMC stage at the Polo, lurking in the shadow of Canberra’s inner north real estate boom is winding up next week with some more awesomeness. On Thursday December 5 Tiger and Me with support from the Bearded Gypsy Band will start festivities.
Then on Friday December 6 The Crooked Fiddle Band will unleash their [...]
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 at 5:30 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 8:00 pm; ]
Who: HEAVEN THE AXE + CHAINSAW MASCARA + FIASCO IN SOLACE + ABREACT + TRANQUIL DECEPTION
Where: THE BASEMENT ACT
[ 18 April 2011 at 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 at 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.