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Allstars Acoustic Festival – The morning after

By johnboy - 11 November 2008 24

[First filed: November 09, 2008 @ 15:54]

In a big weekend double header for live original and local music in Canberra the Allstars Acoustic Festival quietly rocked Gorman House’s DNA Theatre last night.

The difficulty of getting un-amplified singers to a crowd of 100 was cunningly solved by a very formal seating arrangement. This encouraged paying attention to the band and discouraged genial gas-bagging.

Fortunately a generous intermission between each set gave plenty of time for gasbagging, toilet stops, and going to the bar.

For mine the highlight of the night was the sartorially resplendent Curly (of the O’Hooligans) belting the wheel of an MG with a hammer in a raucous display.

The theatrical madness of Dr. Fibby also deserves an honourable mention.

That said without wanting to detract from the other performers who were unfailingly superb.

Keep your eyes peeled for more event organised by the Canberra Musician’s Club.

Comprehensive slideshow below:

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24 Responses to
Allstars Acoustic Festival – The morning after
Danman 12:49 pm 10 Nov 08

is that the orange ep ?

Granny 12:43 pm 10 Nov 08

I am so sad. I have lost my copy of the EP and I never even got to play it! I’ve been asking everybody in the family, and no-one has seen it.


Granny 12:41 pm 10 Nov 08

Of course, Overheard! … And I have my $1 ready too!!


Overheard 12:38 pm 10 Nov 08

True. I offloaded a ticket to the Allstars (sounds like money well-spent), the CMC m’ship and one of blood-nut’s EPs in one fell swoop. You’re a bit of a soft touch there, Granny.

Still waiting on that first payment for the Kings Avenue Bridge though. Are you good for that this evening at the “dive”?

Granny 12:32 pm 10 Nov 08

You have to watch out for Overheard – he sold me a membership too!


Although I wasn’t terribly hard to sell really ….

Overheard 12:27 pm 10 Nov 08

Skidbladnir said :

I am quite sorry I missed it. 🙁

Will there be more?

Skid, the details will get a run here on RA, but you can also watch the Events page at the CMC web-site:

There’s the monthly nights at the Phoenix plus some interesting stuff in the pipeline for 2009, including the Fringe Festival and a couple of other events on the drawing board. Check out the site for details of extra events for members (hint!)

johnboy 9:38 am 10 Nov 08

Well you know, keep your eyes peeled.

Skidbladnir 9:30 am 10 Nov 08

I am quite sorry I missed it. 🙁

Will there be more?

Granny 12:16 am 10 Nov 08


: )

bloodnut 8:32 pm 09 Nov 08

Granny said :

Scintillating bass by Hashemoto ….

; )

another jjj unearthed travesty… they are amazingness.

realityskin 8:26 pm 09 Nov 08

I see leads going into guitars ….

Granny 6:19 pm 09 Nov 08

Scintillating bass by Hashemoto ….

; )

Kerces 5:17 pm 09 Nov 08

Well I was fascinated by the range of shoes. And the filthy feet (recognise them?) were a request shot.

bloodnut 4:50 pm 09 Nov 08

and a most beautiful theatre space provided by the guys at DNA Studios – the photos are wonderful Kerces… apart from the mild foot fetish – one set were particularly filthy.

Tracker 4:36 pm 09 Nov 08

That was a fantastic night! I really really enjoyed it, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I can say that I will be looking for events like these much more often.

Well done to all involved – super-dooper-awesome.

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