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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 09-SEP-05

By johnboy 7 September 2005 15

OK, time to use the collective intelligence (such as it is) of the RiotACT community to build an entertainment guide for each other.

So if you know about something good happenning in the next 7 days then please put it in the comments. I think we can take it as read that Thumper and Maelinar will be in the Durham from 4.30 on Friday night so no need to take that one any further.

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terubo 10:11 pm 10 Sep 05

Since we’re mid-way thru’ the weekend, I can assure you the best place to be is home, cat on lap, schooner in hand, cricket on TV and Marcel Proust for light reading during the lunch break.

Thumper 12:23 pm 09 Sep 05


That is a cool write up.

The following is my band’s review, written by me of course….

And when we get around to practicing a bit more we’ll get out there and play.

Revolver is a three piece outfit with loud amplifiers, a guitar, a bass, a drumkit, a drinking problem and some other cool muso stuff which they are not quite sure about. Although not the prettiest band around, they would lose a beauty contest to Shrek, they describe themselves, modestly, as fairly average looking with no real dress sense, except for drummer who, unusually for a drummer, is educated, reasonably good looking and doesn’t buy his clothes at cheap op shops.

Given this, they play with enthusiasm and some talent due in the main to their guitarist, without whom the band would not exist, or at least, would sound rather strange without. Their influence are as wide ranging as the Beatles, Yardbirds, Kinks, Bowie, Hendrix, Blind Melon Chetlan and Doris Day, which is, in the main, the major influences of their bassist and vocalist who has been variously described as untalented, short, drunk, old as dirt, or all of the above.

Whether or not the above is true is probably irrelevant as Revolver, as a three piece, give it a good shot at making fools of themselves whilst repeating the glory days of the power trios of the late 60s and early 70s, albeit, without the outrageous clothes, serious long hair, antiquated equipment and thousands of screaming girls.

In addition, all members of Revolver have some serious tertiary qualifications which really makes no sense in the context of this band review.

che 12:11 pm 09 Sep 05

This note in from a Bunch of Fives

Jorian Gardner in association with the as you like it cafe / bar and the
Street Theatre present…

Five actors, five minutes, one theme…


Friday September 9.
5.30 – 7.00pm
The Street Theatre

Remember people – It’s all 100% FREE!

Five actors brave the small stage in the foyer of The Street Theatre at
the as you like it cafe and bar to deliver five minute performance gems
that will leave you laughing, crying and cringing into your happy hour


David Finnigan
Pat Gordon
Ben Drysdale
Ryan Jones
and special mystery guests!

Featuring LIVE MUSIC from Zack Jones……

What People say about A Bunch of Fives

“A Bunch of Fives has submitted the best plan for the redevelopment of
Canberra City featuring 47 new bars solely devoted to performance,
blocking off Northbourne ave and turning it into a topless beach up to
City Hill and demolishing the legislative assembly in favour of a
multi-purpose basketball arena that can also host Canberra Idol and
other beauty contests. Just brilliant stuff.”
Terry Snow – Developer and wannabe town planner

“We are holding off the sale of Telstra until A Bunch of Fives has
approved its passage thought the senate.”
Prime Minster Costello….ummm Howard….ummmm Cost….no Howard…

“A Bunch of Fives is possibly the best show that I have ever seen in my
entire life – not that I really saw much – my eyes are generally closed.
It moved me to such a point last time that I released some refugees to
Amanda Vanstaone – Senator, bad dresser and a terrible minister for

“I can’t come to A Bunch fo Fives – I don’t go out after 5.00pm.”
John Stanhope – Chief Minister.

“I am sorry that I can’t perform this month at A Bunch of Fives – but I
am too busy attempting to rescue people from floodwaters with my
personal photographer , hairdresser, personal camera crew and my
Sean Penn – Actor and emergency service operator

“Jorian Gardner is the worst host I have ever seen.”
an ex girlfriend

“I really enjoyed it – especially the scene where he runs after her and
they make up and kiss…what the hell is A Bunch of Fives?”
Some people who watched When Harry met Sally recently on DVD

blossy 9:07 pm 08 Sep 05

feed me all night long…

Absent Diane 12:57 pm 08 Sep 05

Tonk are a must see for fans of hard rockin 80s glam influenced rock….. good times!!

Thumper 12:51 pm 08 Sep 05

Just in case anyone didn’t know, I think we’ll have a debrief down at the Durham Arms….


Maelinar 12:48 pm 08 Sep 05

Well that settles it, we’re going to the Durham on Friday, from 16:30 🙂

Sorry JB, I realise you already knew that we were going down to the Durham on Friday from 4:30 ;P

bonfire 12:34 pm 08 Sep 05

Thumper and Maelinar – I’ll be in the durham on friday arvo – be sure to say hi if you spot me.

wonsworld 11:43 am 08 Sep 05

agrees with blossy about Little Shop of Horrors… come along and have some fun and join me for a drink afterwards


terubo 9:28 am 08 Sep 05

Australian Doctors Orchestra, 2.30 Sunday, Llewellyn Hall – all for a good cause (and a different kind of music to all of the above). 2 hours including interval. A gas!

loadedog 9:18 am 08 Sep 05

Caution Horses play the Phoenix, Saturday night at about 9.30. Free.

justbands 8:49 am 08 Sep 05

Ex-Canberrans 78 Saab are in town at the ANU tonight (Thursday).

becany 8:24 am 08 Sep 05

Rhyme Intervention 2 – Cancer Benefit Gig @ ANU Bar – 10th September

Just letting you all know that “Rhyme Intervention 2” will be happening at the ANU bar on the 10th of september.

So far the Crews and DJ’s that will be performing on the night are…

– Down Under Beats Crew (Blue Mountains)
– Newsense & Ciecmate (Canb/Melb)
– Rhyme Ministers
– MC Convict (CD Launch)
– Cross Culture Settlement
– D’Opus & Roshambo
– Alikeminds
– DJ Buick, DJ Papercuts, DJ Nathan, DJ Nasty B & DJ Spa.

Cost: $15 at the door.

All proceeds from the gig will be going to the ACT cancer council to help fund Cancer Research.

Sponsored by… Shifty’s Skateboards, Landspeed Records, Inkline Advertising, Ivan’s Discount Clothing and House of Reps Productions.

It’s gonna be a huge night and it’s all for a worthy cause

blossy 6:19 am 08 Sep 05

Phoenix Players is putting on a production of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Street Theatre, Sep 9-24, times and prices here.

johnboy 11:50 pm 07 Sep 05

OK, browsing this week’s BMA yeilds the following nuggets:

The very popular Lior is playing Tilley’s on Saturday 10-SEP-05

Some sort of DJ fest at Knightsbirdge Penthouse (ex-mortis) in braddon on the same night.

ANU Bar has Krill (Syd) + One Night Jam + Dahahoo on 09-SEP-05, plus some DJ’s sat night.

Tonk, Using Three Words, and Switch 3 at the Greenroom 09-SEP-05

The Guests, John Lollback and The Misogynists at the Pot Belly the same night. Just One Guitar, Aaron Peacey, Annie M and Matty Ellis at the same venue the following night.

Mo Van Wah are in Toast on Friday night

The Legendary Veebees are are the church Friday night

Ska/punk legends Los Capitanes are in Garema Place on Saturday 2-6

Yep, nothing to do in this town…

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