Famously brash and fantastic punk outfit Slagatha Christieis peeling back their layers this week. Playing an acoustic set alongside Jim Dusty at Smith’s Alternative on Friday, this is a chance to catch one of Canberra’s favourite bands stripping back to their bare musical bones and revealing some shining songwriting nuggets in the process.
The string of bushfire fundraisers continues this week, with Doctor Stovepipe, Pachamama, Nick Delatovic and An Inconvenient Groove jumping on stage at Smith’s on Saturday for Red Sun, a community effort that will also feature local poets, fires talks, and displays of local art. Entry is by donation, so no matter where you’re at financially, you’ll be welcome at the show.
Friday night sees Canberra’s own house heroes The Aston Shuffle (hosts of triple j’s Friday Night Shuffle) hitting up Mr Wolf to party on their own turf. Celebrating the release of their latest track ‘Care A Little Less’, this is the ideal way to revel in everything the new year brings.
- Back To Front: Lucy Ridge and the Derby Widows @ The Front, 6:00 pm
- Yawning Man, Numibia @ Transit Bar, 7:00 pm.
- Spartacus Collective @ Smith’s Alternative, 6:30 pm
- Bill Olsen @ National Press Club, 7:00 pm
- Stress Walters House Wine @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- The Amity Affliction @ UC Refectory, 8:00 pm
- e4444e, Ryan Fennis, Powder Blue @ sideway, 8:00 pm
- Slow Dial Transit Residency 2 – Stripped Back @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Gwyn Ashton @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:00 pm.
- Matt Dent @ Erindale Vikings, 4:00 pm
- Annie & The Armadillos @ National Press Club, 6:00 pm
- Brighde Chaimbeul & Jamie Murphy @ Smith’s Alternative, 6:00 pm
- 2020 Visions FT Jedbrii, Groovy Daughter, Pleased To Jive You @ Mr Wolf, 7:00 pm
- Nick Rigby @ The Clubhouse, 7:30 pm
- Mason, Flaming Wreckage @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Something Like This @ Hellenic Club Woden, 9:00 pm
- FEEL ft Sunset Bros. @ Fiction, 9:00 pm
- Slags Unpeeled @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm
- The Aston Shuffle @ Mr Wolf, 10:00 pm
- Sol.Sonik Pres. Bradley Zero (UK) @ sideway, 10:00 pm.
- Julius Dator, Matt Dent @ Snapper on the Lake, 12:30 pm
- Frank Zappia @ Beyond Q, 2:00 pm
- Australia Day-eve Party @ The Basement, 5:00 pm
- Red Sun: Community Fire Relief Fundraiser @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:30 pm
- Richard Preso @ Erindale Vikings, 7:30 pm
- The Bridges @ Beyond Q, 7:30 pm
- Diploid, Lost Coast, Bract @ sideway, 8:00 pm
- The Neptune Power Federation, Pilots Of Baalbek @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Flux Capacitor @ Hellenic Club Woden, 9:00 pm.
- Australia Day at The George @ George Harcourt Inn, 12:00 pm
- Special K, Bill Olsen @ Snapper on the Lake, 12:30 pm
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1:00 pm
- Kieran Moon @ The Clubhouse, 2:00 pm
- Leane Castley @ Erindale Vikings, 3:00 pm
- Emily Barker @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Made In Paris @ Fiction, 8:00 pm
- Juggernaut @ Chisolm Vikings, 8:00 pm
- Headz are Rolling pres. Ben Soundscape & Collette Warren @ Mr Wolf, 10:00 pm.
- Lunchulele @ Smith’s Alternative, 12:30 pm
- Capital Club: Smith’s Band Rehearsal Night @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:00 pm.