Well, it’s official. For the first time in months, the RiotACT Gig Guide includes a non-zero number of gigs that you can actually attend in person.
As the city slowly begins to open up once again, The Basement in Belconnen is offering the chance to ease yourself back into the world of live performance with a series of intimate acoustic concerts this weekend.
Even as we move steadily towards normality on one front, the music industry has this week come to a halt as protests against racism and police brutality take place around the world. ‘The Show Must Be Paused’ was the message circulated on Tuesday, with the music community urged to reconnect and take urgent, personal steps towards accountability and change.
Many artists have chosen to cancel or postpone creative activities set to take place this week, focussing instead on self-education, discussion, and amplifying the voices of those around them.
Where: Streaming online
When: Friday, 7:30 pm.
Live In Ya Lounge continues this week with two live-streamed shows. The Live In Ya Lounge series is proving to be a lifeline for Canberra’s music scene, hosting dozens of acts across its program and connecting bands back to their audiences. Tune in on Friday night to catch indie rock four-piece Swift Peaks and iconic Canberra punks Slagatha Christie, and then again on Saturday for Slow Dial and The Dirty Sunflowers.
Where: The Basement, Belconnen
When: Friday 6:30 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm.
Live music is making its slow return across the city, and The Basement is offering the chance to catch a gig in person this weekend with their Unplugging The Basement Acoustic Series. Small audiences of 20 will be treated to intimate sets from two exciting local performers. Paul Blackwell (Johnny Roadkill) will take to the stage on Friday night while Christiaan ‘Seppy’ Sep is set to appear in the Sunday afternoon slot. Because of the small capacity, booking is highly recommended for both of these events. Bookings can be made over the phone. Head to The Basement’s Facebook page for more information.
Wednesday, 3rd June
- Thandi Phoenix – 1:00 pm
- Birds of Tokyo – 2:00 pm
- 90s House Party Live Stream – 7:00 pm
- Wednesday Night QuaranStreams – 8:00 pm
- Daniel Shaw – 8:00 pm.
Thursday 4th June
Friday, 5th June
- Eric Shark + The Journey – 5:00 pm
- Virtual Vinyl Lounge – 5:30 pm
- Attaboi Livestream Launch Party – 6:30 pm
- Unplugging The Basement Acoustic Series – 6:30 pm
- Live In Ya Lounge: Swift Peaks + Slagatha Christie – 7:30 pm.
Saturday, 6th June
- Isolaid – 12:00 pm
- Lucky Jim Live – 3:00 pm
- Deep Fried Dub – 6:00 pm
- Bon Jovi Forever – 7:30 pm
- Live In Ya Lounge: Slow Dial + The Dirty Sunflowers – 7:30 pm
- Billy Puntton – 8:00 pm.
Sunday, 7th June