If you’ve been following the unexpected rise of the sea shanty in internet circles over the past few months, you’ll be happy to know that Canberra’s very own shanty club – Canberra Shanty Club – is about to reconvene. The club meets regularly at the Old Canberra Inn and is gearing up for their first meeting of the year. The friendly environment of the meet-up is a great way for shy singers to get involved belting out a few sing-along favourites.
Reverend Bones launches his new single ‘Tycoon’ this Saturday with a set at the Polish White Eagle Club in Turner. Inspired by the singer-songwriter’s teenage crisis of faith, the track is Bones’ first musical offering of the new year. He’ll be accompanied on the night by his excellently named backing band The Exvangelicals, whose ranks include a number of the city’s best and brightest musicians.
Former Hottest 100 winners Ocean Alley return to Canberra this week for two huge nights at the Canberra Theatre Centre. It’s certainly a welcome sight to have big-name acts back on the touring circuit and the band’s laid-back funk tunes are an ideal fit for those of us still easing our way back into gigs.
- Bec Mann: Lunchbox Acoustic @ City Walk – 12:00 pm
- Old Timey Wednesday @ Smith’s Alternative – 4:00 pm
- Classical Capers @ Smith’s Alternative – 7:00 pm
- Pro Jazz Jam @ Molly – 8:00 pm
- Karaoke Night @ 88mph – 8:00 pm.
- sideway Band Night: NORA, Charlie Violet, Red Door @ sideway – 5:00 pm
- Viktor Rufus & Greg Stott @ National Press Club – 6:00 pm
- Ryan David @ Magoo’s Cafe & Bar – 6:00 pm
- Bad Lunar, The Dirty Sunflowers, Highland Light, Trace @ The Basement – 7:00 pm
- Molly House Band @ Molly – 9:00 pm.
- Calvin Orosa: Lunchbox Acoustic @ Garema Place – 12:00 pm
- Smith’s Irish Jam @ Smith’s Alternative – 5:00 pm
- John Mackey Trio @ National Press Club – 6:00 pm
- Faumuis @ Magoo’s Cafe & Bar – 6:00 pm
- Live Music @ The RUC – 7:00 pm
- Los Chavos, Kopasetic, Shadow Ministers, The Decideds @ The Basement – 7:00 pm
- Ocean Alley @ Canberra Theatre Centre – 8:00 pm
- FEEL ft Anna Lunoe @ Fiction – 9:00 pm.
- Wayne Kelly & Liam Martin @ Smith’s Alternative – 3:00 pm
- SoundOut Festival @ Drill Hall Gallery – 6:00 pm
- Foo Fighters + Incubus + A Perfect Circle Tribute Night @ The Basement – 7:00 pm
- Jodi Phillis @ Smith’s Alternative – 7:00 pm
- Reverend Bones @ Polish White Eagle Club – 7:30 pm
- Ocean Alley @ Canberra Theatre Centre – 8:00 pm.
- Renae Stone @ Magoo’s Cafe & Bar – 2:00 pm
- It’s A Sunday Thing @ sideway – 4:00 pm
- Sunday Session @ Molly – 4:00 pm
- SoundOut Festival @ Drill Hall Gallery – 6:00 pm.
- Con & Stratos: Lunchbox Acoustic @ City Walk – 12:00 pm
- Lunchulele @ Smith’s Alternative – 12:00 pm
- Canberra Shanty Club @ Old Canberra Inn – 7:00 pm.