13 August 2009

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 14 August

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No plinth pictures under the new regime!

But we’re still after your thoughts on what’s going on around town this weekend for the seeing, hearing and attending of.

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Canberra Raiders v St George Dragons

Sat 15th – Gates Open 3pm.
Bruce Stadium

Under 20’s – 3.15pm
Australian School Boys – 5.15pm
Main Game – 7.30pm

Get cheap tickets with the Canberra Milk promotion, or student cards.

All weekend (through to next weekend) as part of National Science Week you can see a message to another planet! 🙂


This is “What’s On in Canberra” because the messages will be sent from Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex in Tidbinbilla!

Hoodlum Shouts EP launch at the Phoenix on Saturday night from 9, joined by the exquisitely voiced Olivia Bartley, returning from Melbourne to knock your socks off.
All good, all free!

Don’t forget the free ewaste collection this weekend

Sunday 16th

Clarinet Ballistics at the Llewellyn Hall
(audience must be seated by 2.45 pm) but if you are not in town you can watch the concert live at –


– Sounds pretty interesting

Final week of Canberra Rep’s production of “Deathtrap” at Theatre 3. Tonight, Friday and Saturday night, 8pm, and 2pm matinee on Saturday.

Features yours truly in a supporting role 🙂

Friday, 14 August 2009 SLAMFEST! Presents TOE TO TOE @ the Basement (Belconnen)
18+ $15 entry doors opens 8pm

The Basement will see the welcomed return of Aussie hardcore heavyweights TOE TO TOE with I EXIST, EYE-GOUGE! and ALL IN BRAWL.

TOE TO TOE have been around since 1992, 3 albums, 4 EPs a stack of overseas tours in addition to their relentless attack on ours shores has concreted TOE TO TOE as the most accomplished homegrown hardcore band to grace our fine country.

I EXIST are far from newcomers to the scene. Featuring members of Slowburn and Hardluck, these guys have earnt their stripes! Keep your eye out for the new release – Three Nails and a Book of Flaws out soon on Midnight Funeral Music

EYE-GOUGE! is one of Canberra’s finest hardcore bands at the moment. They play hard, fast, aggressive hardcore with pissed off, honest lyrics. With influences from bands such as Infest, Negative FX and Black Flag, EYE-GOUGE! are staying true to the hardcore genre and becoming a band that people all over Australia are talking about.

ALL IN BRAWL is a local oi/hardcore band who’ve blended working class oi and aggressive 80’s sounding hardcore into their own sound. With influences ranging from hardcore bands such as 86Mentality and Negative Approach to more traditional oi bands like the 4Skins and Condemned 84, ALL IN BRAWL are fast becoming a force in the Australian oi and hardcore scenes.

Parkway Drive DVD Launch Tour

Sunday 16/08/2009 2:00PM
Southern Cross Woden Basketball
All Ages
Cost: uuhhhhhhh…..?
Tickets on sale from Moshtix outlets and http://www.moshtix.com.au

Melbourne band [Me] at ANU bar on friday night: http://www.myspace.com/featureartist

Rage feature video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRsoJbkfDr8

Canberra Dramatics is holding auditions for ‘Take Their Life’ on Saturday. Those who could play characters aged 40+ are in especially great demand!

Info on the site.

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Computer Fair, Southern Cross Woden Basketball Stadium, Phillip. Saturday 10AM-2:30PM. Admission $3.00, kids free.

Pink @ Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)- Sunday

Pink – Australia’s biggest selling international recording artist of 2006-7 – is back, at the top of her game, and raring to perform live for your entertainment. Expect a dazzling carnival-styled stage set, feats of aerial daring and surprises that can only be hinted at… and at the core, the confident and charismatic vocal powerhouse that is unmistakably P!nk. Special Guest Faker. Tickets starts from $139.90+bf, Starts at 7.30pm.

RANDOM ACTS OF WRONGNESS @ Street Theatre – Friday

TheDirect from the St Kilda Laughs Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy festival, and the middle of Nowhere… don’t miss stand up comedian, James Moffett in his hour long show, “Random Acts Of Wrongness!”

Tickets from $20.00

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party @ Du Jour – Sunday

Enjoy a day of decadence with Du Jour’s spin on the traditional high tea. Just like Alice, you’ll be knocked absolutely senseless with the array of stunning sweet treats and be so stuffed you won’t fit down the rabbit hole! The Queen of hearts, tarts & rabbit sandwiches will turn your world upside down and feel free to celebrate your unbirthday! For more information please visit http://www.musicartfood.com.au or call 6162 4588. Starts at 1.00pm.

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