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CMC Launch this Saturday – It’s a festival!

By johnboy - 10 September 2008 23

[First filed: September 08, 2008 @ 12:56]

RiotACT sponsors The Canberra Musician’s Club are having their official launch on Saturday at the Albert Hall with no less a luminary than the Chief Minister Jon Stanhope himself coming to witness the birth.

The twelve hour, four stage extravaganza will feature a veritable who’s who of Canberra musical talent from a wide variety of genres.

The program is online for your perusal.

Highlights for mine are Fred Smith, the Haunted Attics, Smitten, The Ellis Collective, The Fuellers, Julia and the DSS, and the Cashews. But there’s a huge amount of great stuff there.

It’s going to be a big one. I’ll just have to record the rugby.

Dubba Rukki playing last will have the dance floor heaving.

UPDATED: And a huge boo to the In The Mix crowd who thought the CMC free standing signage would be improved by their posters.

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23 Responses to
CMC Launch this Saturday – It’s a festival!
Aurelius 5:33 pm 09 Sep 08

I for one would be all for Matchbox 20 showing up without Rob Thomas

Ged 5:17 pm 09 Sep 08

I apologise! Remember, I’m new to all this, still learning how the whole thing works — have a look at some of the silly comments on my blog. I really do appreciate the chance to air my story on fraudulent (and unchallenged) advertising, which is the whole point.

I would be equally peeved if Matchbox-20 turned up in Canberra without Rob Thomas…..

Keep up the good work.

johnboy 5:00 pm 09 Sep 08

Ged we gave you a whole story on this, wrecking other people’s discussions is extremely bad form.

This event is about new music not dinosaurs.

You should check it out.

Ged 4:59 pm 09 Sep 08

Sorry, that’s “fraudulent” — I don’t usually spell words incorrectly.

Ged 4:58 pm 09 Sep 08

Will Herman’s Hermits be performing there?

I mean not the fake, bogus, phoney, fraudelent bunch of impostors that are playing at Canberra Casino next Monday and Tuesday, but rather Peter (Herman) Noone and some of the originals? No, I thought not.

Check out my blog on Herman’s Fake Hermits — before it’s too late!

Ged the Music Historian

caf 11:02 am 09 Sep 08

The downside of selling your name to a promoter.

Dante 10:46 am 09 Sep 08

It’s also a bastard act to blame members of an online community for the acts of a single Canberra dance music promoter.

The ITM parties happen every year with the promoter/club that puts up the best bid. This year it’s Pang. It’s easy to hold baseless grudges johnboy.

caf 10:05 am 09 Sep 08

That signjacking is a pretty bastard act.

Thumper 9:03 am 09 Sep 08

Bailey, that would be…

Thumper 9:02 am 09 Sep 08

I’m off to see Bill Baily, then may drop into the CMC gig later.

simbo 8:53 am 09 Sep 08

Ah, but are they the original members of Boom Crash Opera??

realityskin 2:28 pm 08 Sep 08

Boom Crash Opera at Lynham on Friday night then off to Rosehill for Myers Fashion On The Field…

Overheard 1:58 pm 08 Sep 08

* Considers a gag about a papier mache Giant Bald-Headed Nob to symbolise the Ellis Collective but THEN realises to symbolise the tongue-in-cheekness/’just jokes’ness of such a comment would require more ASCI smiley-faces than the poster has made in his entire life (i.e. one) and defers such a smart-ar$e remark back to the dust-bin whence it came. *

Sounds like a great event, and sadly clashes with another festival in NSW which duty calls me to this weekend.

Go nuts.

johnboy 1:35 pm 08 Sep 08

I think you’ll find “Giant flaming phallic mashew” is now the preferred nomenclature.

blood_nut 1:32 pm 08 Sep 08

Daytime free?

Absolute bargain. no papier-mache dongs please.

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