19 June 2020

RiotACT Gig Guide (26 February - 3 March)

| Hayden Fritzlaff
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Jess Greeen AKA Pheno

Jess Green AKA Pheno is set to support Canadian indie rockers The New Pornographers this Friday. Photo: Liam Cairns, Capital Beets.

The world’s most important band, Cry Club make their Canberra return this week. Their latest single ‘Robert Smith’ was one of the more unexpected left-turns of 2019, maligning Morrissey’s fall from grace and eschewing conventional harmonic and rhythmic structures. It’s the kind of song that makes you say, “Um, what?” in the best way possible. Catch them alongside Neko Pink and Peach Lane this Friday at Transit.

Vancouver indie rock legends The New Pornographers stop in at the Canberra Theatre this week. It marks a rare trip to our shores for this acclaimed band and an even rarer opportunity to see them in the nation’s capital. Support from local art-pop artist Pheno is a welcome surprise in the opening slot.

Another world-conquering act hitting Canberra this week is Hot Chip. They’re arguably the most successful British pop band of the 21st Century, and it’s hard to argue the point when their catalogue boasts floor-fillers like ‘Boy From School’, ‘One Life Stand’, and recent bop ‘Melody of Love’. We caught up with Al Doyle from the band to talk about curry, Netflix and life as a middle-aged rockstar.

Though not strictly a gig, the NFSA is hosting CLIPPED.TV this Friday, premiering music videos from a host of local artists. It’s a chance to get a sneak peak at what’s to come creatively from Canberra’s musicians in 2020.

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Singing for their Supper
Come enjoy a fabulous night of singing, dancing and partying and at the same time help support local wildlife carer groups.
Saturday 29 February 2020 5pm
Hall Pavilion, Gladstone St, Hall
The night will start with singing with the Canberra Shanty Club, then music by Canberra’s very own Paverty Bush Band (folk), Lisa Richards (soul infused folk jazz blues) and Kopasetic (roots, folk and reggae), winding up with shanties once more.
Food and drink will be available to purchase throughout the night
Entry is only $10! All funds go to wildlife carer groups in the ACT and surrounding region
We encourage you to buy your ticket in advance from: humantix via: http://tiny.cc/2b2vjz (but they are also available at the door).

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