With the long weekend ahead and a full calendar of amazing music, it’s a very good time to be Canberran.
Thursday night sees Angie McMahon performing at The Playhouse. McMahon writes instantly relatable and unexpectedly moving songs, often disguising deeper meaning with lyrics centred on the mundane and self-deprecating (see her single ‘Pasta‘ from earlier this year). She’s one of Australia’s great emerging songwriters and is set to play a selection of songs from her debut album, the critically acclaimed Salt.
Amy Shark hits the stage at UC Refectory on Friday for a massive all-ages show, marking her first headline appearance in the nation’s capital. It’s a rare chance to see this pop megastar as she darts around the country hitting regional hotspots. Also on Friday, Australian music royalty The Veronicas are set to hit the stage at Nightfest.
Fine, we’ll do it ourselves is taking place at Smith’s on Saturday afternoon. Featuring performances from some of Canberra’s most beloved musicians and comedians, the event is part of a fundraising effort to bring a Syrian family to Canberra on a permanent protection visa. You’ll be able to catch sets from Lucy Sugerman, Omar Musa, The Cashews and Endrey (who last week released the second single ‘Insane‘ from his forthcoming album) and support a great cause at the same time.
Melbourne band The Lazy Susans are back in town this week as well, playing at sideway on Thursday night alongside locals Sputnik Sweetheart, Plastic Plants and Flash Anthem.
- Wednesday Lunchtime Concert @ Wesley Music Centre, 12:40 pm
- Thin White Ukelele Workshop @ Smith’s Alternative, 4:00 pm
- Sing For Your Supper @ George Harcourt Inn, 6:30 pm
- The Thin White Ukes @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Battle of the Bands: Grand Finale @ Chisolm Vikings, 8:00 pm
- Combichrist @ The Basement, 8:00 pm
- Smith’s Varietal #164 @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:00 pm.
- Mick Lindsay @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Catfish Voodoo @ National Press Club, 7:00 pm
- Los Chavos @ Floriade Nightfest, 7:45 pm
- Mitch Tambo @ Floriade Nightfest, 7:45 pm
- The Baker Boys @ Floriade Nightfest, 7:45 pm
- Angie McMahon @ The Playhouse, 8:00 pm
- The Lazy Susans, Sputnik Sweetheart, Plastic Plants, Flash Anthem @ sideway, 8:00 pm
- Atticus Chimps, FVCELESS, Black Heart, Way Scared @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Soundscapes #37: Shoshana Rosenberg, Pensive Phish, No Thing @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:00 pm
- Vessel Vol. 1 – Jasmine, Gyhee, Rashna @ sideway, 11:00 pm.
- Jack Biilmann @ Town Centre Vikings, 4:00 pm
- Llewellyn Osbourne Group @ National Press Club, 6:00 pm
- Cat & Justin @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Pacific Avenue @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Side by Side Chamber Orchestra @ Llewellyn Hall, 7:30 pm
- The Veronicas @ Floriade Nightfest, 7:45 pm
- Busby Marou @ Floriade Nightfest, 7:45 pm
- Amy Shark @ UC Refectory, 8:00 pm
- Jermango Dreaming @ sideway, 8:00 pm
- Okay Dane, Signs & Symbols, Sally Chicane, Parrots With Piercings @ Transit Bar, 9:00 pm
- FEEL ft Leikeli47 @ Fiction, 9:00 pm
- Wayne Rider @ Hellenic Club Woden, 9:30 pm
- ZACH KNOWS pres. Love Disco @ Mr Wolf, 10:00 pm.
- Fine, we’ll do it ourselves with Endrey, Lucy Sugerman, Omar Musa, The Cashews and more @ Smith’s Alternative, 2:00 pm
- East Row Rabble @ Old Canberra Inn, 12:00 pm
- Postmodern Jukebox – Welcome to The Twenties 2.0 @ Llewellyn Hall, 7:00 pm
- Royale With Cheese @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Maggot Cave, Uncle Geezer, Facecutter, Speedball @ The Front, 7:00 pm
- Signs & Symbols: intimate and acoustic @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Grunge, punk & capital punishment: The Dirty Sunflowers, Mach 81, SCOTTS @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Latin Funk Night @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:00 pm
- Heuristic @ Hellenic Club Woden, 9:30 pm
- Top Shelf @ Chisolm Vikings, 10:00 pm.
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1:00 pm
- Schubert’s Winterreise @ Wesley Music Centre, 2:00 pm
- Moondog @ Old Canberra Inn, 4:00 pm
- Dr Colossus @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Das Juice Launch Party @ sideway, 8:00 pm
- Black Cyprus @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:00 pm
- Astroword Theme Party @ Fiction, 10:00 pm.
- Lunchulele @ Smith’s Alternative, 12:30 pm
- Get Dead, Sketch Method, The Decline @ Transit Bar, 1:00 pm.