Brace yourselves, Canberra, this week is going to be heavy! Hardcore, metal, emo and punk are set to take over the stages at Transit and The Basement, creating an impromptu haven for those who like their music on the edgier side.
Reactions play at Transit Bar on Wednesday night, with support from locals Elk Locker. Innaxis and Earth Rot play on Thursday and Friday respectively, while I Exist and Mental Cavity take to the stage on Saturday.
The perfect antidote, if you need it, is to catch the hero of the Sydney Olympics closing ceremony, Christine Anu, on Thursday performing the songs of legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin at the Southern Cross Club in Woden.
Local artists are also taking to the stage this week, with Old Canberra Inn’s CBR Folk & Roots Jam acting like a mini festival for local songwriters. This week’s Crop Up Sessions feature soulful and experimental pop from Shoeb Ahmad and Groovy Daughter.
Scene diehards won’t want to miss the first show in the Under The Yellow Lamp series. Originally envisioned as a way of immortalising acts that graced The Phoenix’s stage in recent years, these shows are set to be recorded and pressed to vinyl for posterity. Catch TV Colours, Dog Name, The Touch Moves and Powder Blue at The Polo on Saturday.
La Dispute are heading to The Basement on Tuesday night for your mid-week music fix and ‘Late Nights’ singer Carmouflage Rose makes his way to UC Hub on Saturday night.
- Wednesday Lunchtime Concert @ Wesley Music Centre, 12:40 pm
- Reactions, Whatever Forever, The Gloom In The Corner and Elk Locker @ Transit Bar, 7:30 pm
- Crop Up Sessions feat. Shoeb Ahmad, HYG, Groovy Daughter and Bonsey @ sideway, 8:00 pm
- Smith’s Varietal #161 @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:00 pm
- Con Campbell Quartet @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Chris Harland Blues Band @ National Press Club, 7:00 pm
- Innaxis, Escape Syndrome and Stones Throw @ Transit Bar, 7:30 pm
- AM Reruns LP Launchwith Dog Name and Petre Out @ sideway, 8:00 pm
- Christine Anu: REWIND – The Aretha Franklin Songbook @ Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, 8:00 pm
- Ben Ransom ‘Up Close & Personal’ @ Rose Cottage, 8:30 pm
- Grand Pine Single Launch with Sebastian Field @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm.
- Diana Doherty Masterclass @ Big Band Room ANU School of Music, 3:00 pm
- Rachel Beesley Masterclass @ Larry Sitsky Recital Room ANU School of Music, 4.30 pm
- Greg Stott Trio @ National Press Club, 6:00 pm
- Midnight Sun: An Evening of Icelandic Myth and Music @ Wesley Music Centre, 7:00 pm
- Traces with Above The Fallen @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Earth Rot, Claret Ash, Ploughshare and Wretch @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Alien Abduction Fantasy, California Girls, Vellum and Pash @ sideway, 9:00 pm
- FEEL ft. Set Mo (DJ Set) @ Fiction, 9:00 pm
- Ooh La La @ Hellenic Club Woden, 9:30 pm
- Mr Wolf pres. Equinox – 5 Years of Bassic @ Mr Wolf, 10:00 pm.
- CBR Folk & Roots Jam @ Old Canberra Inn, 12:00 pm
- Bluegrass Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1:00 pm
- Alan Hicks Arts Song Masterclass @ Wesley Music Centre, 2:00 pm
- Canberra Weekly Classic Afternoon ft. Diana Doherty @ Llewellyn Hall, 2:00 pm
- Canberra Covers Canberra feat. Groovy Daughter, Lisa Maps, Sophie Edwards and Jonah Myers @ Smith’s Alternative, 3:00 pm
- Lucie Thorne Album Launch @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Under The Yellow Lamp 1: TV Colours, Dog Name, The Touch Moves and Powder Blue @ Polish White Eagle Club, 7:00 pm
- Lee Kernaghan @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 8:00 pm
- I Exist, Mental Cavity, Dickie Birds and Shock Treatment @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Carmouflage Rose @ UC Hub, 8:00 pm
- Party On @ Hellenic Club Woden, 9:30 pm
- Sol.Sonik Pres. Skin On Skin @ sideway, 10:00 pm.
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1:00 pm
- Cello From The Heart – Masterworks for Cello & Piano @ Wesley Music Centre, 2:00 pm
- CHBB Duo at the OCI @ Old Canberra Inn, 4:00 pm
- Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater @ Wesley Music Centre, 6:00 pm
- From Parts Unknown, Parrots With Piercings and Black Heart Breakers @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm.
- Whitworth Roach Classical Music Concert: Louise Johnson and Janet Webb @ Big Band Room ANU School of Music, 6:00 pm
- La Dispute @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Victor Rufus @ Molly, 7:00 pm.