Australian rock icons are coming thick and fast this week, kicking off with Jebediah and You Am I who share headliner duties at The Basement on Thursday night.
We’re in for a busy week at The Playhouse as well with Paul Dempsey, Katie Noonan and Jon Stevens all taking to the stage this weekend. The latter two are stepping outside their respective norms with Noonan performing alongside the Australian String Quartet and Stevens showcasing his favourite Noiseworks and INXS cuts.
On Saturday, Canberra indie pop upstarts ARCHIE launch their latest (and firstest!) single ‘Stranger Danger’ to what is set to be a packed-out Transit Bar. Their bright guitar pop is sometimes jangly, sometimes angular, but always fun and bouncy. Swedish band Greenleaf hit the stage on Thursday night as a warm-up, and Flash Anthem begin their residency at the underground venue on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, beloved Canberra rapper KG hits sideway on Friday as part of his national EP Tour, while singer-songwriter Greta Stanley is joined by Cathy Diver and Hope Wilkins for a free-entry show at UC Hub on Saturday night.
- Wednesday Lunchtime Concert @ Wesley Music Centre, 12:40 pm
- Sing For Your Supper @ George Harcourt Inn, 6:30 pm
- Alex Lloyd: Black the Sun Tour @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Lyn Dale @ Hippo Co, 8:00 pm
- Crop Up Sessions: Jedbrii, Ballet Bay, Cappo, Muddy Wolfe @ sideway, 8:00 pm
- Flash Anthem Single Launch Residency: Parrots with Piercings, Good Mates with P Plates @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Smith’s Varietal #167 @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm.
- Steve Western @ National Press Club, 7:00 pm
- CSO Australian Series: Renewal @ National Portrait Gallery, 6.30 pm
- Mike & Ruthy @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- You Am I & Jebediah @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Paul Dempsey @ The Playhouse, 8:00 pm
- Greenleaf (Sweden), Jack Harlon and the Dead Crows (Melb) & Pilots of Baalbek @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Soundscapes #38: Hannah de Feyter, Melt, Sebastian Field @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm.
- Sasha Tyler @ Town Centre Vikings, 4:00 pm
- Sophie Rainbow @ Badger & Co, 4:30pm
- Viktor Rufus Band @ National Press Club, 6:00 pm
- Rod Stewart & The Best of Britain Show @ Harmonie German Club, 6:00 pm
- Music For The Inner Journey @ Wesley Music Centre, 7:00 pm
- Pist Idiots @ UC Hub, 8:00 pm
- KG – EP Tour @ sideway, 8:00 pm
- Red Sea with Carbon Black and Clarity of Chaos @ The Basement, 8:00 pm
- Killwater, The SunBears, Sunset Palominos, The Guitar Cases @ Polish White Eagle Club, 8:00 pm
- Simon & Garfunkel – The Concert @ Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, 8:00 pm
- Catherine Traicos, Cathy Diver @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm.
- Bluegrass Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 12:00 pm
- Live Music at Snapper on the Lake @ Snapper On The Lake, 12:30 pm
- Kallan Phillips, Jonah Myers, Shaun Kirsten @ The Front, 3:30 pm
- Shelley’s Murder Boys @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Hit and Run @ Erindale Vikings, 7:30 pm
- Greta Stanley, Cathy Diver, Hope Wilkins @ UC Hub, 8:00 pm
- ‘The Glad Tomorrow’ Performed by Katie Noonan & The Australian String Quartet @ The Playhouse, 8:00 pm
- Sal and the Mandas EP Launch: Babe Fiasco, Signs & Symbols & Tiarnie @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- ZZG with Local Horror @ The Basement, 8:00 pm
- Brahms & Dvo?ák presented by the Australian Chamber Orchestra @ Llewellyn Hall, 8:00 pm
- Jetson 5 @ Lanyon Vikings, 9:00 pm
- Magic Rob Universe @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm
- CHS pres. Route 8 @ sideway, 10:00 pm.
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1:00 pm
- Jon Stevens – The Noiseworks and INXS Collection @ The Playhouse, 7:30 pm
- Butter Sessions: Sleep D ‘Rebel Force’ Album Launch @ sideway, 8:00 pm.
- Lunchulele @ Smith’s Alternative, 12:30 pm
- EYEHATEGOD @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Daryl James @ Hippo Co, 8:00 pm.