[ 22 June, 2013; 8:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, delivers its second hardhitting sideshow at the Basement this June with a murderous line up of Australia’s best industrial metal bands, teamed with a fatally tempting selection of burlesque acts.
Our Last Enemy (NSW)/Witchgrinder (Melb)
And burlesque by Canberra’s hottest trio and creative force behind the Tease [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 15 February, 2013 to 16 February, 2013. ]
This just in:
22 BANDS!! 2 STAGES!! 2 NIGHTS!!
Following 5 sold out shows, the Shananigans Festival returns in 2013 for it’s 6th year!
Bigger and better than ever with 22 bands over 2nights!!
What: SHANANIGANS 6
[ 21 December, 2012; 9:00 pm; ] Hear them on 666 Breakfast in the morning, then see them LIVE at The Basement!
Last night the Liberals’ Matthew Watts kicked off our candidate challenge for the 2012 election.
As a contributor in the donor phase Matt was able to choose his venue and Belconnen’s The Basement gave us a heavy metal soundtrack as Matt beavered away for 2 3/4 hours of the three available to him before declaring his [...]
[ 14 July, 2012; ] Rock music is often shunned in Canberra.
Our hipster/indie/scarf-wearing scene thrives, and you can’t navigate a Canberra music forum without reading want-ads for metal/thrash/death bands and performers constantly looking for each other. We’ve even got a hip-hop scene, I hear.
At this point, i was going to opine about the handful of local stalwarts that strive to [...]
[ 31 August, 2012; 1:00 pm; ]
Well you’ve got to admit this looks like a bit of fun:
Shananigans Entertainment Presents:
The 90′s Music Festival!!
Come and see some of Canberra’s best musicians perform songs from some of your favourite bands from the 90′s!!
* Faith No More * Rage Against The Machine * Nine Inch Nails * Marilyn Manson * Primus * Weezer * [...]
[ 25 January, 2012; 8:30 pm; ] Looking Glass, The VeeBees and Mother Mars
Wednesday 25th of January (public holiday the next day)
The Basement, Belconnen
Looking Glass are performing in its entirety their latest offering Looking Glass III in track by track order, as well as tracks off previous releases.
This will the only Looking Glass show in Canberra for 2012, with drummer Clinton [...]
[ 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
Following on from our recent look at local band “Knights of the Spatchcock” Tim has sent in this great picture with this note:
Friend kept yelling at me to submit this as an ‘Images of Canberra’.
You had a post on Knights of the Spatchcock a few days ago, this is a shot from their latest gig [...]
[ 5 August, 2011; 8:00 pm; ]
A big night at The Basement this Friday, some of Canberra’s leading bands and a crowd in costume.
What more could you ask for?
[ 26 August, 2011; 8:00 pm; ]
A night of Grunge, grunge and more grunge at The Basement.
– Variodivers (cnb) – performing – NIRVANA
– Escape Syndrome (cnb) – performing – PEARL JAM
– Perpetual End (Cnb) – performing – SMASHING PUMPKINS
– Jar of Dirt (Melb)(feat members of House of Thumbs + Nine of Swords) – performing – AIC
– Limo Wreck (cnb)(feat members of [...]
[ 29 July, 2011; 8:00 pm; ]
Who: HEAVEN THE AXE + CHAINSAW MASCARA + FIASCO IN SOLACE + ABREACT + TRANQUIL DECEPTION
Where: THE BASEMENT ACT
[ 22 July, 2011; 8:00 pm; ]
Who: OUR LAST ENEMY + HOUSE OF THUMBS + BOONHORSE + INSIDE THE EXTERIOR + NEANDERTHUG
Where: THE BASEMENT ACT
[ 17 July, 2011; ]
Who: IN THE WALLS + AMELIAH BROWN + THE NEW BREED + FRIEND OR ENEMY
Where: THE BASEMENT ACT
[ 8 April, 2011; 8:00 pm; ]
Come and join us for a night of nothing but Nirvana!!!
5 of Canberra’s top bands will be performing songs from this awesome band!!
So come and get your grunge on and watch 5 killer sets of nothing but NIRVANA songs all night long!!!!
When: Fri 8th April
Where: The Basement, Canberra
Entry: $15. 18+
NA MAZA – Performing songs [...]
[ 26 February, 2011; ]
Shifty’s instore around 5pm
GIG AT THE BASEMENT, 2 Cohen Street Belconnen. round 9pm (18+, $15 entry)
Featuring: LSDemon, Bad Shit and the VeeBees
[ 22 January, 2011; 7:00 pm; ]
This terrifying, yet worthy, event has this to say about itself:
Come along and tear strips off us. We have 10 hairy blokes who are going to WAX THEIR CHESTS to raise money for breast cancer research. Of course, being at the basement, you know there will also be some great bands involved, plus raffles and [...]
[ 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
After months of speculation yesterday the ACT Government unveiled the Liquor (Fees) Determination 2010 (No 1) without much fanfare.
The new fee structure seems to be trying to have a bob each way.
By making it expensive to sell booze late it pays lip service to dealing with late night violence while in practice almost certainly [...]
[ 6 November, 2010; ]
This just in for a great night out:
After three successful shows in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and with over $13,000 raised for Cancer Research, Megafauna music festival is back in 2010. On Saturday November 6th from 6pm we’ll be taking over the Basement in Belconnen with a diverse selection of popular local acts. As always, [...]
[ 9 October, 2010; ] Great line-up of both local and international talent this Saturday night (09/10/10) when Harmonic Generator, on their international tour from France, blast off at The Basement in Belconnen. The show starts at 9pm and opens with;
– The Naddiks;
– Ansence of State;
– Jacobson’s Organ;
Then the headline act : Harmonic Generator will overload the place with their [...]
The magic of YouTube brings us locals Them As Well smashing out some angst-rock at The Basement with their song “Yes or No”.
[ 4 September, 2010 9:00 pm to 5 September, 2010 1:00 am. ]
A night of progressive music
9 – Paulie The Water Tiger
10 – ZZG
11 – Taliesin
12 – The Danny John Trio
[ 24 July, 2010; ]
If you love live Rock, then Thermofest is for you. Thermofest is a massive Rock festival that kicks off at 3pm this Saturday 24th July.
Headlining the show is none other than Nunchukka Superfly !!! For those who don’t already know, this band features Blackie and Ray from legendary Oz band The Hardons.
There will be [...]
As I’m many of you may have heard, Ronnie James Dio recently passed away.
Dio performed with, amongst others, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio, over a period of 5 decades. Known for his distinctive, fantasy-themed lyrics and powerfully operatic voice, Dio was universally recognised as one of the most [...]
[ 9 July, 2010; 9:00 pm; ]
Facebook brings word of the Miss Ink 2010 pageant at The Basement:
Welcome to the 2nd year of Canberra’s MISS INK AUSTRALIA™ tattoo pageant. Come along and watch our finest ladies strut their stuff in hopes of winning the ‘Miss Ink 2010′ title….. and the CROWN!!
Last years event was a huge success and pulled in a [...]
[ 26 June, 2010; ]
With Johnny Roadkill, 9PM, $10
[ 18 June, 2010; 8:00 pm; ]
Friday 18th of June
-Robert The Bruce
-Leisure Suit Lenny
Something to rock up your day! Canberra’s The Glaciers doing their song “Red Raw” at Belconnen’s The Basement on 27 February 2010