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This month at The Phoenix

By 11 January 2014

[ 1 January 2014 to 31 January 2014. ] This just in to keep us all grooving!

Saturday 11th 8:30pm
Holy Eucharist Line Label Launch
Matthew Elias
Tim Pearce

Monday 13th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents Bootleg Sessions
Time and Weight
Johnny Roadkill
Bacon Cakes
Dylan Hekimian

Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 15th 8pm

Thursday 16th 9pm
Yoko Oh No
The Union Pacific

Saturday 18th 9:30pm
All In A Year
No Assumption
Suburban Haze
Office Jerk

Monday 20th 8pm
The Bootleg Sessions
The [...]

The New Year hasn’t really started until it’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

By 10 January 2014

[ 15 January 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings the news we’ve been waiting for:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you a stage microphones an audience MCs judges scores The Master of Conflict and adding for your two minutes of your original material on the Phoenix stage for prizes!

So many prizes, all first prizes!


And because we are the [...]

A Christmas Carol reading at the Phoenix for charity

By 13 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 December 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

To celebrate Christmas, to remind people how fun being read to is, to appreciate a classic, and to raise some money for the Red Cross’s efforts in the Philippines, we’re going to do a reading of a special abridged version of A Christmas Carol which had been cut down by Dickens himself to be read [...]

It’s the Phoenix’s Birthday soon

By 14 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The greatest pub ever to grace the face of Canberra, the Phoenix will be celebrating its 20th birthday next month on the 21st of November.
A collection of musical acts have been announced for the night including the Unknown Muso, The Fuelers, Pete and Fiete, and & Fun Machine.
I am ridiculously excited.
The Phoenix has been good [...]

Gig guide for the Phoenix Bar in October

By 1 October 2013

From our friends at the Phoenix!
Tuesday 1st 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Wednesday 2nd 9pm
Gooch Palms
The Fighting League
Sex Noises
Thursday 3rd 9pm
Cameron Ewens
Saturday 5th 9:30pm
Yard Duty
Beef Jerk
Sex Noises
Mikey Shanahan
Monday 7th September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Trumpet Club
The Bodies
Strange Tourist
Evan Buckley
Tuesday 8th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema presents
Trivia and Spears with Bondy and Kiers
Thursday 10th 9pm
Marky Moon & Central West
Paul Heslin
Saturday [...]

That Place of Infested Roads, Andrew Galan’s new book launching at The Phoenix

By 30 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 October 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Andrew Galan has shared with us the very exciting news about his upcoming book launch:

On Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm, Australian Capital Territory writer Andrew Galan launches his first poetry book, That place of infested roads, at Canberra’s Phoenix Pub. Published by leading UK alternative poetry publisher Knives Forks and Spoons Press, the book combines works [...]

Nerd Trivia tomorrow Night at The Phoenix

By 23 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Lego Michaelangelo endorses Nerd Trivia.

Tomorrow (Tuesday the 24th) night Nerd Trivia returns with more questions about things such as Physics, Science Fiction, Doctors, Scott Bakula, Comics, Cartoons, Videogames, Maths and some other stuff!
Hosted by my-nerdthusiast-self and the actually clever Alison McGregor, Nerd Trivia challenges you to answer the questions other trivia nights dare not ask.
Your [...]

September at the Phoenix!

By 1 September 2013

[ 1 September 2013 to 30 September 2013. ]

This just in:

Monday 2nd September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Buck Et Al
Reptile Park
Strange Tourist

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 5th 9pm
Marji Curran
Positive Feedback Loop
Kid You Not

Saturday 7th 9:30pm
The Dunhill Blues
The King Hits
Bacon Cakes

Monday 9th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions

Tuesday 10th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema Presents
Shakespeare and his Publicist Trivia

Thursday 12th 9pm
Sun God Replica
Time [...]

A Very Queer Frosty Festival

By 5 August 2013

[ 18 August 2013 at 5:00 pm; ] The Phoenix Pub and A Gender Agenda are hosting a A Very Queer Frosty Festival, which should be fun and hopefully not actually all that cold.

A Very Queer Frosty Festival is being held at the Phoenix Pub Canberra, as our second in our A VERY QUEER events…

A Gender Agenda are hosting a best dressed competition… [...]

May at the Phoenix

By 30 April 2013

[ 1 May 2013 to 31 May 2013. ] This just in:

Thursday 2nd 9pm
Joe Oppenheimer
Elisha Bones

Saturday 4th 9:30pm
The Re-Mains
Gilded Palace of Sin

Monday 6th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Kingston Crown
Adam Cook
Tobias Moldenhauer
Nyte Mare (The Murder Magician)

Tuesday 7th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 9th 9pm
Sex Noises
TV Colours
Beach Slut

Saturday 11th 9:30pm
Royal Chant
New Brutalists

Monday 13th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
The Sinbirds
Cold House

Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Trivia and [...]

Nerd Trivia is coming

By 29 April 2013

[ 30 April 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]



Nerd Trivia at the Phoenix Bar Canberra is coming back tomorrow night and there will be blood on the trivia dance floor! Joel Barcham and Alison McGregor will be there to judge the bloodletting!

Actually there will probably won’t [...]

April at The Phoenix

By 1 April 2013

[ 1 April 2013 to 30 April 2013. ] This just in:

Monday 1st 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Reptile Park
The Burley Griffin
Magic Rob Universe
Briony Wills

Tuesday 2nd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 4th 9pm
Ten Volt Shock (Germany)

Saturday 6th 9:30pm
Pat Capocci
The Fuelers

Monday 8th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Party Gravy
Moon Landing
Kid of Harith

Tuesday 9th 7:30pm
Tye and Damien’s “The Moving Image” Trivia

Thursday 11th 9pm
Machina Genova
Mark My [...]

The Night they Set Canberra on Fire – Raphael Kabo


Raphael Kabo is leaving us soon for distant shores. This is a shame and here is a reminder why.
Also that is a very pretty stage, well done Art Not Apart.

March at the Phoenix

By 27 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ] This just in:


Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
Grandmaster Monk
No Hausfrau

Monday 4th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
The Bodies
Buck et Al.
Hayley Shone

Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub trivia

Thursday 7th 9pm
The Second Hand Salmon
Cannery Row
Josh Veneris

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Bored Nothing

Monday 11th
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Bent Hent
The Bus Vipers
Vintage Vulva
Miss Terry

Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Andrew Galan’s Your Favourite Fictional Fascist Trivia

Thursday 14th [...]


By 7 February 2013

[ 20 February 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

The best reason in the world to start drinking early in the Phoenix on a Wednesday night is to get a decent seat at the Phoenix from one of Canberra’s two poetry slams.

Facebook has details:

Have you been to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!?

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is the poetry slam that wants your words on stage for two minutes for 1st prizes.

And [...]

February 2013 at the Phoenix

By 1 February 2013

[ 1 February 2013 to 28 February 2013. ] This just in:

Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
La bastard
Space Party
The King Hits

Monday 4th 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club Presents the Bootleg Sessions
Jason Recliner
Beth n Ben
Drew Walky

Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew & Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 7th 9pm
The In The Out
The Dead Heads
Box Of F***

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Pocket Fox

Monday 11th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Rachel Haircut
Billy Erupto

Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Jaimee’s all rolled into [...]

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! returns in 2013

By 11 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 January 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook has a warning for all your souls:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is inside the Phoenix Pub for 2013, which means you get two microphones, a stage, plenty of sound, prizes and more prizes, audience, clapping, prizes, judges, cheering, heckling, and the chance of glory! With MCs too, and scoring along with adding, prizes, conflicting, and poetry, especially poetry, [...]

January at the Phoenix

By 10 January 2013

[ 8 January 2013 to 31 January 2013. ] This just in:

Tuesday 8th 7:30pm
Andrew Galan’s Our Dystopian Futures Trivia

Thursday 10th 9pm
Chainsaw Hookers
Johnny Roadkill
Renegade Peacock

Saturday 12th 9:30pm
The Mouldy Lovers (Bris)
Underscore Orkestra (USA)
The Brass Knuckle Brass Band

Sunday 13th 8pm
Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band, Melbourne)
Lincoln LeFevre (Hobart)
Isaac Graham (Sydney)
Ben David (Adelaide)

Tuesday 15th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema Presents
Liz and Bolings Quiz of Fortune

Wednesday 16th 8pm

Saturday 19th 9:30pm
Bob Log III
Crash [...]

The Orphans Christmas comes a little bit early this year

By 17 December 2012

[ 22 December 2012 at 10:00 pm; ] One of Canberra’s less spoken of traditions is Christmas Eve at The Phoenix.

People who’ve moved interstate come back to see their families and by Christmas Eve already need a break, so they go to the Phoenix to catch up with old friends and Fred Smith plays a killer set before the bell is rung vigorously [...]

An unseasonal Bad! Slam! for the festive period

By 6 December 2012

[ 12 December 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word:

The December BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! will be at the special time of the 2nd Wednesday of December.

So bring your words, your audience, your judges, your to do lists, your fridges, your poems, to The Phoenix Pub for prizes! Because we give you a stage, two microphones, two MCs, The Master of Conflict, The Score Adder, [...]

Waterford is Five!

By 28 November 2012

[ 8 December 2012 at 8:30 pm; ]

This very exciting news just in:

Five years ago Waterford first mounted the Phoenix stage. The band had formed two months prior, a last ditch attempt by Pete Huet to scratch that insistent rock itch before proper adulthood and its constraints arrived. He coerced his friend Glen Martin to finish the tunes he’d half-written over [...]

December and January at the Phoenix

By 28 November 2012

[ 1 December 2012 to 19 January 2013. ] December

Saturday 1st 9:30pm
Bladder Spasms
Rather be Dead

Sunday 2nd 8pm
Lloyd Spiegel
Jonno Zilber

Monday 3rd 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
She & I
Fats Homicide
The Wanninashvilles

Tuesday 4th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 5th 9pm
CIT end of year Jam

Thursday 6th 9pm
Sean McMahon’s Western Union
Hannah Gillespie

Saturday 8th 9:30pm
Waterford’s 5th Birthday
Owen M Carroll (Voss)
Shoeb Ahmad

Monday 10th 8pm
2XX Local n Live presents The Bootleg Sessions
Fun [...]

The Phoenix turns 19 with The Fuellers!

By 16 November 2012

[ 22 November 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook has the exciting news that The Fuellers are going to be unleashing the Big Man Power Tools at The Phoenix for that august establishment’s nineteenth birthday.

Just gonna have a quiet one this year. A few beers, Get the Fuelers to play 3 sets, a few foolish games like the Wheel of Fate with [...]

Back to the bootlegs

By 6 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The venerable bootleg sessions on Monday night at The Phoenix are the stuff of legends.
But between the changes to the format and my Monday rugby podcasting commitments it’s been ages since I’ve been to see the whole show.
Last night was hosted by the Canberra Musicians Club, something they do monthly.
Starting at 8pm we were [...]

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! Back where it belongs

By 6 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 November 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s best night of free entertainment returns to the Phoenix:

In November we provide you with a stage, an audience, five judges, The Score Adder, two microphones, and two minutes on stage, for prizes, FIRST PRIZES from Impact Comics, The Games Capital, Smiths Alternative Bookshop, and from underneath the back office desk.

And of course we provide [...]

Vote for Adam!

By 4 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

For the last couple of years Adam Thomas has been performing vital community services by taking photos of cool things going on in the Canberra community.
He’s entered the above photograph in the Pedestrian.TV Photography Awards.
To help out all you have to do is head over to the page and Like it for Facebook.
What’s not to [...]

November in the Phoenix

By 30 October 2012

[ 1 November 2012 to 30 November 2012. ] Thursday 1st 9pm
Space Party
Dylan Hekimian

Saturday 3rd 9:30pm
Suzie Stapleton (Melb)

Monday 5th 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
The Gordons
Jake and Ange
The New Gods of Thunder
Buck et al

Tuesday 6th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Quiz

Wednesday 7th 9pm
Mojo Juju (Melb)
The King Hits

Thursday 8th 9pm
Too Soon! (Melb)
Super Best Friends
Bent Hen
Thrown Up

Saturday 10th 9:30pm
Elliot The Bull (Newcastle)

Sunday 11th 8pm
The Barons of Tang (Melb)

Monday [...]

October in the Phoenix

By 26 September 2012

[ 1 October 2012 to 31 October 2012. ] This just in:

Monday 1st 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Reptile Park
Big Score
Billy Demos
Drew Walky

Tuesday 2nd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 4th 9pm
Sub Detonator
The Kingstons
Saturday 6th 9:30 pm
The Si Claros
Marky Moon
The Waterboard

Monday 8th 8pm
2xx Local n Live Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Crash The Curb
Xav Ier
Alice Cottee

Tuesday 9th 7:30pm
Matt and Tristan’s Virgin Trivia

Thursday 11th 9pm
Defects (Belfast)
All [...]

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! September! 2012!

By 16 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 September 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

It seems no laws of god nor man can restrain BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! wakes from torpor to bring you the GODZILLA edition.

You may not know why, Why, WHY!

So bring your poems, your rants, your really short stories, your WHY did they have a baby Godzilla cartoon to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

Because we want your words on [...]

Nerd Trivia returns to the Phoenix!

By 23 August 2012

[ 28 August 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s most brutal trivia gladiators return to do battle in the hallowed halls of The Phoenix next tuesday.

Be sure to get there early to be sure of a table.

August BAD! SLAM! @ The Phoenix

By 13 August 2012

[ 15 August 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

We hear that madness and badness returns to The Phoenix this Wednesday for the best free night in town:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! launches into August The Month of Mystery.

With two microphones, a stage, an audience, judges, The Score Adder, Shakespeare, Prizes and your choice of beer, cider, spirits or water and cordial or water without cordial. This is [...]

The Punktuation Podcast Official Launch

By 27 July 2012

The Punktuation Podcast is a internet radio show that strives to bring the very best in local and Australian punk and hardcore music as well as news, reviews, politics and all things Punk. To celebrate the official launch of the podcast Punktuation will be bringing you two of Canberra finest offerings Yoko Oh No and [...]

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