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CMC Launch this Saturday – It’s a festival!

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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RuffnReady RuffnReady 5:30 pm 14 Sep 08

Hope the CMC gig went well. I swung by in the afternoon and it was a rollicking good time. Look forward to future events.

I also went to the ITM gig and, some of you will be pleased to hear, the second stage was demolished by a 1:00am thunderstorm! So, the Gods agree with you – sign-jackin is bad karma and shall be punished! However, it was a pity because it pretty much destroyed the gig, and most of the few punters who made it there (twas a disappointing turnout) had left by 3am and thus missed out on James De La Cruz and Danielsan.

BTW, if you like good Aussie hip hop, check out both Dazed and Flawless (an up-and-coming Melbourne trio), and Roshambo and D’Opus – both top notch Aussie good-vibe hip hop acts. Props.

H1NG0 H1NG0 8:48 am 11 Sep 08

One of my mates used to do a good Rob Thomas impersonation. He would stuff a whole cigarette packet in his mouth and start singing matchbox 20 songs. It sounded just like him.

Thumper Thumper 8:39 am 11 Sep 08

Is Matchbox 20 the most boring band you’ve ever heard? I mean seriously, their CDs seem to be one 45 minutes song.

realityskin realityskin 1:33 am 11 Sep 08

Nambucco Deliria said :

If Matchbox 20 come anywhere near Canberra, with or without Rob Thomas, I’m getting my flamethrower out of storage.

so you missed them earlier this year ?

Overheard Overheard 11:16 pm 10 Sep 08

Nambucco Deliria said :

I’m afraid I’ve only heard of three of those bands on the poster. Does this mean I’m out of touch?

If Matchbox 20 come anywhere near Canberra, with or without Rob Thomas, I’m getting my flamethrower out of storage.

Aha, then here’s your big chance to discover the mass of young talent that Canberra has to offer. But you can click here and start your edumacation: http://www.myspace.com/acousticnuts

And you’ll probably find links further down to many of the other acts on that day.

And I’ll cover you with the percussion grenades while you wield the flamethrower for the MORonic music mentioned above.

Nambucco Deliria Nambucco Deliria 9:21 pm 10 Sep 08

I’m afraid I’ve only heard of three of those bands on the poster. Does this mean I’m out of touch?

If Matchbox 20 come anywhere near Canberra, with or without Rob Thomas, I’m getting my flamethrower out of storage.

New Yeah New Yeah 9:53 pm 09 Sep 08

Ged – you crack me up dude.

The ITM-endorsed poster crew should take it easy on postering over other people’s tailor-made signs. Give it a few years and they might be treating their fried synapses to the comparatively rustic sounds of the CMC after they can’t handle any more deep progressive ghettotech.

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 6:03 pm 09 Sep 08

So what’s this Music Club’s agenda?

Over time will there be a series of mysterious incidents involving non-affiliated bands and music venues….. strange accidents…. people disappearing without a trace…..

I’m onto you.

Aurelius Aurelius 5:33 pm 09 Sep 08

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

Ged 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 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 Ged 4:59 pm 09 Sep 08

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

Ged 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 caf 11:02 am 09 Sep 08

The downside of selling your name to a promoter.

Dante 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 caf 10:05 am 09 Sep 08

That signjacking is a pretty bastard act.

Thumper Thumper 9:03 am 09 Sep 08

Bailey, that would be…

Thumper Thumper 9:02 am 09 Sep 08

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

simbo simbo 8:53 am 09 Sep 08

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

realityskin 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…

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