Illawarra rockers OK Hotel had a breakout year in 2020, and they’re embarking on a national tour to kick-off 2021. Catch them at University of Canberra’s The Well bar on Saturday night alongside locals Sesame Girl and Parklands.
Formerly the solo project of singer-songwriter Jamie Leone, Tourmaline has emerged as a fully-fledged Canberra supergroup in its own right. Featuring some of the most prolific musicians in town, the four-piece is set to launch their now year-old single at Gang Gang Cafe this Saturday. They’ll be joined by Nina Leo and HYG.
Sunday sees Gang Gang hosting another all-local lineup with Homegrown Sounds’ Sound of the Suburbs series returning once again. Lily Morris, Jim Dusty and Drive Safe are all gearing up to play. Cooma-born indie pop artist Aya Yves is also performing on Sunday, launching her new EP What We Look Like With The Lights On at Smith’s Alternative.
- Leisa Keen & John Mackey: Lunchbox Acoustic @ City Walk – 12:00 pm
- Old Timey Wednesday @ Smith’s Alternative – 4:00 pm
- Canberra Shanty Club @ Smith’s Alternative – 6:00 pm
- Acoustic Soup @ The Food Co-op – 7:00 pm
- Pro Jazz Jam @ Molly – 8:00 pm
- Karaoke Night @ 88mph – 8:00 pm.
- Wayne Kelly: Lunchbox Acoustic @ City Walk – 12:00 pm
- sideway Band Night: Paint Stor, Aubrey Baker, Sal Viejo @ sideway – 5:00 pm
- Greg Stott Trio @ National Press Club – 6:00 pm
- Ginger Nuts, 3 Broken Strings, Moonstriders @ The Basement – 7:00 pm
- Molly House Band @ Molly – 9:00 pm.
- The Faumuis: Lunchbox Acoustic @ Garema Place – 12:00 pm
- Smith’s Irish Jam @ Smith’s Alternative – 5:00 pm
- Wayne Kelly Trio @ National Press Club – 6:00 pm
- Friday Night Festival: ARCHIE, Slow Dial, Capital Breakfast Club + more @ Kambri Cultural Centre – 6:00 pm
- Special K @ The RUC – 7:00 pm
- Headbanging at The Basement @ The Basement – 7:00 pm
- Flux Capacitor @ The Clubhouse Kaleen – 7:30 pm
- The Black Mountain String Band @ Austrian Australian Club – 7:30 pm
- Swing String @ Smith’s Alternative – 8:00 pm
- FEEL ft PARTIBOI69 @ Fiction – 9:00 pm.
- Leo Joseph Blues Piano Session @ Smith’s Alternative – 12:30 pm
- Space Party, Matriarch @ Smith’s Alternative – 6:00 pm
- Tourmaline Single Launch with Nina Leo, HYG @ Gang Gang Cafe – 6:30 pm
- DJ Sue @ The Clubhouse Kaleen – 7:00 pm
- Thyme, Upper Body Denim, 3 Broken Strings @ The Pot Belly Bar – 7:00 pm
- Witchskull @ Polish White Eagle Club – 7:00 pm
- OK Hotel Stay Bright Tour with Sesame Girl, Parklands @ The Well – 8:00 pm
- Drag Cabaret @ Smith’s Alternative – 8:00 pm.
- CBS Blues Jam @ Harmonie German Club – 1:00 pm
- Mitch Canas @ The Clubhouse Kaleen – 3:30 pm
- Sunday Session @ Molly – 4:00 pm
- Rap FC End of Lease Block Party @ Co-op at Soho – 4:00 pm
- Lazy Summer Sundays: Beer, Beats & Yoga 4 @ Haig Park – 4:00 pm
- Inez Hargaden @ Old Canberra Inn – 4:00 pm
- Sounds From The Suburbs: Lily Morris, Jim Dusty, Drive Safe @ Gang Gang Cafe – 6:00 pm
- Aya Yves EP Launch @ Smith’s Alternative – 7:30 pm.
- Lunchulele @ Smith’s Alternative – 12:30 pm.
- Live Jazz @ Molly – 6:30 pm.