[ 8 May 2016; ] Canberrans will be treated to an special intimate concert on Sunday May 8th at Smith’s Alternative, with Julia Johnson and Vorn Doolette; two of the city’s most successful folk songwriters coming home to play a special one off concert. With a string of fairy lights and guitars in tow, the two will be singing a [...]
[ 24 April 2016; ] Groovin the Moo, Australia’s one and only touring regional festival, is set to return to the University of Canberra in 2016 as part of its six date national tour.
The festival has cemented itself for over more than a decade as a crowd favourite, bringing patrons a diverse range of both national and international acts.
This year’s [...]
Bundah Blues Band will be hosting our special Youth Jam on Sunday 17 August at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah.
The band consists of Year 11 and 12 music students from Narrabundah College.This particular version of the band came together for the first time at the beginning of 2014. They have had a couple [...]
On occasion I am reminded that music isn’t just a think that happens when musicians hold an instrument, but is actually a craft that people learn.
Watching this video was one of those occasions.
Check out more of Fossil Rabbit’s (AKA Chris Finnigan) work on SoundCloud.
Know a great female singer in Canberra interested in working with a reputable, professional, well-paid covers band?
Smooth Ops requires a new female vocalist to join two other vocalists (1 male, 1 female) to front our working pop/funk/soul covers band in 2014. We need a highly competent and experienced female singer capable of handling everything from [...]
It used to be I got CDs in the mail, but it’s 2013 so I get bandcamp validation codes via facebook. (preferably email email@example.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 [...]
Local singer-song writers of all levels of experience can take advantage of the Canberra Songwriters Workshops that happen on the last Monday of each month.
Original work is shared and explored. Feedback is given. It sounds like a very useful thing, and it;s about to become more useful now that it’s gotten a big cash boost.
[ 22 June 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Or is it City 2 Underground? Underground 2 City? 2 Underground City?
I have no idea.
What I do know is that it’s a gig, happening at the Magpies City Club and if you don’t have plans this Saturday you should probably go check it out.
[ 1 June 2013; ]
Local band Elisha Bones are launching their new single Guts this Saturday at Transit.
With Cracked Actor and Lavers in support it’s going to be a beautiful evening of music.
Here’s the single on Soundcloud.
And I’ve even made a little vid of it for adding to our Canberra Music Playlist.
Smith & Twardy by ORBITS
For something a little different here’s the latest musical offering involving the irrepressible Leon Twardy:
The two-track (30 minute) improvisational album is a departure from the drum machine, nervous lyrics, and thousand yard gazing which characterises the solo work of Warwick JW Smith. The addition of Leon Flint Twardy’s drums to Smith’s [...]
[ 31 May 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]
Facebook brings word that the obscure Magpies Club downstairs next to Gus’s is going to give live local music a shot under the brand of “City Underground”:
Magic Rob Universe, The Feldons and The Naddiks are venturing into the Magpies City Club (City Underground) in Civic for the first time to see if we can vibe [...]
[ 28 June 2013; ]
In Full Swing, Canberra’s most vibrant big band, will be swinging the Hellenic Club in June.
Along with swing dancers from the Canberra Swing Katz, they’re presenting ‘Well Swung’ – an exciting evening of swing music, dance and entertainment on Friday 28 June.
In Full Swing has been entertaining Canberra audiences for over 20 years at a [...]
Pop the Pop 2013 has just put out a poster with an updated lineup, get amongst it.
POP the POT!
A Celebration of Local Music!
Rock on up to the Pot this Saturday for an incredible line up of (almost exclusively) local talent including Holly Rose, Daz jamieson, Marc Robertson, Pete Akhurst, Fires in July, Little Mac and [...]
Time for another Unearthed Review.
Booting up the old RNG, I get a 15. 15 means KNIGHT~HAMMER.
I went to their page, their band image was broken, they listed themselves as Metal/Rock, their intro was almost non-existent. I readied myself for a whole lot of messy guitar noise with some talent-less roaring over the top.
I got [...]
Why I haven’t done an Unearthed Review in 4 days! How on Earth have you all been coping?
It’s ok, we’ll get you your fix with Kempsey.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Kempsey draws it’s life from a broad world of influences. From the guitar driven riff-rock of Television, to the mood-filled hangover of [...]
[ 18 April 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
There’s a new local variety show kicking off at the O’Connor Polish Club tomorrow night.
It’s so awesome they’re even getting us to do a segment on local news which will feature all of you (in a way).
Here’s the details as received from Maestro Chris Endrey:
In Canberra Tonight is a spanking new live variety show to [...]
[ 20 April 2013; ]
The Feldon’s have written us to let us know that a whole stack of great music is hitting the Pot Belly this on the 20th of April.
This Saturday at the Pot Belly, LIVE, LOCAL and ORIGINAL.
From the laid back blues influenced Chris and Shedea, to the madness that is the Magic Rob Universe (think Through [...]
Unearthed Reviews! I may not currently be in the ACT, but my heart is still there, and today it’s listening to Mornings.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
mornings in it’s current form has been together since mid 2011.
our music is made up delayed and distorted guitars;
looped and effected bass;
loud, sporadic drums;
and sparse vocals.
we have [...]
These guys have been playing in Canberra for nearly 7 years, you may have seen them at the Liftoff band comp, Foreshore 2011 or the National Band Campus Comp. They’ve got a progressive pop/rock/funk style. This is a really cool self-produced mini EP, if you click “buy now” you can put in $0 and download [...]
Revellers have made a big impact on the Canberra music scene in a short space of time, their 2012 S/T Demo was well received and a string of high profile supports throughout the last 12 months has set the stage for a big year in 2013. Their latest work ‘Night Time Lunatics’ is a fresh [...]
Local lads Mandala have finally received their self funded EP back in hard copy form and would like fans to know that the disc is currently on the shelf, albeit in limited numbers, at Landspeed Records in Civic and at Songland Records in Cooleman Court.
If you’re unfamiliar with their music you can check out [...]
Hey Groovers, it’s time for another Unearthed Review! Lets check out ASSASSINS 88!
Here’s the part where I usually say “Here’s what they have to say about themselves:” but I can’t because the band hasn’t put a bio up. Bios are too mainstream. Let’s skip ahead.
ASSASSINS 88 have a brilliant grungy pop-rock beach party sound, and [...]
This Friday sees an abundance of amazing live shows in Canberra (only coincidentally during the Canberra Birthday week) as I’m sure the DIY wotz on guide will reflect later in the week.
It would be counterproductive to list them in this post, as the purpose here is to draw attention to a novel factor of one [...]
Unearthed Reviews took a day off to party yesterday, but today have returned with a vengeance. I want you all to know I don’t get to pick which bands I review. There is a system, there are words engraved onto lists that I cannot alter. Today those words said When Giants Sleep.
Here’s what they have [...]
There has been some adverse comment about yesterday’s festivities so I thought I’d share my own perspective.
It’s true parts of the program ranged into surreal, or even bizarre territory.
There may not have been enough vendors (tricky to plan for to an un-ticketed event on a public holiday) but Civic was a minute away on my [...]
[ 11 May 2013 at 5:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s biggest tiny little festival, the long running and always awesome Pop The Pot returns to Belconnen’s Pot Belly in May.
Details are on facebook but here’s the lineup:
Fires In July
Little Mac & the Monster Men
[ 14 March 2013 to 22 March 2013. ]
In our borderline-obsessive quest to cram as many free arts events down our fellow ACTians throats as possible, You Are Here is filling the coveted lunchtime real estate by showcasing a wonderful local band (and the odd award-winning poet) almost every day of the festival.
Lunchbox concerts will be at 1pm (the best lunch is [...]
[ 8 March 2013 at 9:00 pm; ]
Some exciting news via Facebook:
PARTY LIKE IT’S 2007! FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! (MENTAL NOTE: YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY COME TO THIS!) FEATURING:
// HANCOCK BASEMENT* (WILL-NEVER-HAPPEN-AGAIN SHOW!)//
*Releasing complete never-heard-before recorded discography for FREE d/l this week!
//REV REUNION (FT. ORIGINAL DJS FROM ALL CORNERS OF AUS)//
+ SPECIAL GUEST BAND TBA
Imagine a Canberra Pre-Facebook, Pre-Vampire Weekend and Pre-Smartphones. Can’t [...]
Geoff_from_Lushpup_Images had his camera out at yesterday’s delightful gig outside Lyneham’s The Front.
It was the third part of their February residency at hipster central and featured The New Gods of Thunder who were in fine form.
There’s one more instalment coming up next Sunday with Lucie Thorne. It kicks off around 4.30 and runs to 6.30.
One of the most deliciously vile bands in Canberra’s musical history were Lettuce Play.
Long broken up Leon Twardy has today put their recordings onto Sound Cloud where you can enjoy them.
WARNING: Not particularly safe for work.
The Canberra Musicians Club at the O’Connor Polish Club roared into life for the new year last night with Fun Machine supported by Dahrnoir and the Brass Knuckle Brass band.
Once again they had to close the doors as a big crowd knocked back the Polish goodness and got their groove on.
If you haven’t had the [...]
[ 1 February 2013; ]
This Friday The Feldons are rocking Belconnen’s Pot Belly with the Marji Curran Band and Dave Williams Blues Band.
This Friday at the Pot Belly, Canberra’s lovable mod garage popsters, the Feldons will be blasting out an hour or so of their original three piece English mod sound.
Described as “something very Ferry on the [...]