19 June 2020

RiotACT Gig Guide (2 - 8 October)

| Hayden Fritzlaff
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Catch Endrey’s new single ‘Insane’ live at Smith’s this Saturday. Photo: Martin Ollman/Rose Montgomery.

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.

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