Canberra has long harboured a passionate underground music scene of experimental, avant-garde and generally left-of-field sound artists. Two of its most respected members, Fossil Rabbit and Melt, will be constructing various sonic landscapes at sideway’s Commune this Wednesday, alongside relative newcomers Peach Lane.
Legendary Canberra label/party collective/funmakers Box Cutter are bringing renowned Melbourne hip-hop group 3K to sideway on Thursday. An allocation of free tickets are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – get in touch with Box Cutter if the offer applies to you.
Stonefest returns to UC this weekend after a decade-long absence. Mallrat, Skegss, Thelma Plum, British India and a host of other acts join locals Sputnik Sweetheart, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Moaning Lisa and the ARIA-nominated Genesus Owusu in taking over UC Refectory and UC Hub all Saturday afternoon and into the night. If you’re after a more intimate setting, head to UC Hub on Thursday night to catch ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ singer Stella Donnelly.
Friday night sees the Sandy Evens Trio performing an uplifting Indian-Jazz intercultural collaboration with Tabla player Bobby Singh at Ainslie Arts Centre.
Come Sunday, you might (understandably) need to take a little time. The Braddon Busking Festival runs all day, offering you the chance to stroll along Lonsdale Street as the sounds of Canberra’s street performers make you forget that Monday looms uncomfortably close.
- Lunchbox Acoustic: Sophie Edwards @ Garema Place, 12:00 pm
- Wednesday Lunchtime Concert @ Wesley Music Centre, 12:40 pm
- Student Chamber Music Concert @ Larry Sitsky Recital Room ANU School of Music, 6:00 pm
- Sing For Your Supper @ George Harcourt Inn, 6:30 pm
- Commune #8: Peach Lane, Fossil Rabbit, Melt @ sideway, 8:00 pm.
- Lani: Jazz with Soul @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Nevermind @ Llewellyn Hall, 7:00 pm
- The Sun Bears @ National Press Club, 7:00 pm
- Stella Donnelly, Jade Imagine @ UC Hub, 8:00 pm
- Michael Jackson – The Legacy Tour @ Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, 8:00 pm
- Mach 81 And Friends: Way Scared, Powder Blue, Ginger Nuts @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Jam Sesh #11: Good Mates With P Plates, Nevermind The Mushrooms, The Dirty Sunflowers @ Mr Wolf, 8:30 pm
- Box Cutter Pres. A Weekend with 3K @ sideway, 9:00 pm
- Christian Power & Lonesome Train, Monica Trapaga @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm.
- Matt Dent @ Town Centre Vikings, 4:00 pm
- Fashionably Late with Portraits: Mia Sørlie @ National Portrait Gallery,
- Leisa Keen Group @ National Press Club, 6:00 pm
- Sandy Evans Trio in concert featuring Bobby Singh @ Ainslie Arts Centre, 7:00 pm
- Born Jovi – The Bon Jovi Tribute Show @ Harmonie German Club, 7:30 pm
- Grinspoon @ UC Refectory, 8:00 pm
- Between the Lines Presents: Emo Night #2: @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Forever Diamond @ Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, 8:00 pm
- Loud & Proud, Urban Drover @ Rose Cottage, 8:00 pm
- Sui Zhen @ sideway, 9:00 pm
- The Crooked Fiddle Band @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm
- Code Red @ Hellenic Club Woden, 9:30 pm
- Third Party Band @ King O’Malley’s, 10:00 pm
- Kid Kenobi @ Mr Wolf, 10:00 pm.
- Sound Escape: Drumming Workshop for Mental Wellbeing @ Ainslie Arts Centre, 10:00 am
- Community Performance @ Woolley Street Plaza, 11:00 am
- OXJAM: The Goonight Lovers, KimYang, LIV LI @ Smith’s Alternative, 3:00 pm
- Stonefest: Mallrat, Skegss, British India, Example, Sampa The Great, Genesis Owusu and more @ UC Refectory, 4:00 pm
- Jeff & Deej @ Old Canberra Inn, 2:00 pm
- The Mark of Cain (Battlesick 30) @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Campbell/Johnstone/Clarke/Sutton @ The Street Theatre, 7:30 pm
- Justice For The Damned @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Dark Horse @ Rose Cottage, 8:00 pm
- It’s a London Thing 3.0: Grime & UK Garage, Soul Jazz @ sideway, 9:00 pm
- Folk U Mate @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm
- Flux Capacitor @ Hellenic Club Woden, 9:30 pm
- Big Idea @ Erindale Vikings, 9:00 pm
- Braddon Busking Festival @ Braddon, 11:00 am
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1:00 pm
- Canberra Blues Society Blues Jam @ Harmonie German Club, 1:00 pm
- Canberra Symphony Orchestra: Recital Four @ University House, 2:00 pm
- Rob Aspinall + Pretty Out There @ The Front, 3:00 pm
- Booze Bites Beats Sunday with Monica Moore Duo @ Boardwalk Belconnen, 5:00 pm
- Pickle w/ Hashman Deejay, Genie @ sideway, 8:00 pm.
- Lunchulele @ Smith’s Alternative, 12:30 pm.