Adelaide’s Hey Harriett kick off the gigging week with a set at Smith’s Varietal #164. Their new EP Nipslip is full of bright, breezy indie rock and catching them live on Wednesday, alongside Teenage Joans, is the perfect antidote to those mid-week blues.
Also on Wednesday, New Orleans pianist Jon Cleary hits The Playhouse with his band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. Based on our conversation last month, you can expect the show to be something of a masterclass in blues, funk and New Orleans attitude.
Gareth Liddard’s noise rock four-piece Tropical F–k Storm have a name that kind of says it all: if you’re put off by crunchy, loud, somewhat abrasive art-rock, then this band may not be for you. However, if any of the above descriptors pique your interest, then you owe it to yourself to catch these national treasures live when they play at Kambri on Friday night.
Elsewhere, Thursday night sees local favourites Paint Store and Dog Name supporting Lachlan X Morris at sideway, and you can see Babyfreeze partaking in whatever an ‘ElectroPunk Wellness Club’ is on Saturday in the Haig Park Bubble.
- Wednesday Lunchtime Concert @ Wesley Music Centre, 12:40 pm
- Sing For Your Supper @ George Harcourt Inn, 6:30 pm
- A. Chew: PhD Recital #2 @ Wesley Music Centre, 7:00 pm
- Crop Up Sessions: Weirdo Gvng, Eleanor Ailie, Fveless, Cathy Diver @ sideway, 8:00 pm
- Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 8:00 pm
- Paco Pena – Esencias tour @ Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, 8:00 pm
- Smith’s Varietal #164: Hey Harriet, Teenage Joans and more @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:00 pm.
- Antipodes Album Launch @ Smith’s Alternative, 6:30 pm
- Jr Band @ National Press Club, 7:00 pm
- Lachlan X Morris, Dog Name, Paint Store @ sideway, 8:30 pm
- Swift Peaks, Powder, Hope Wilkins + Lakeside View @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Spectrum Analyser @ sideway, 11:00 pm.
- Guy Lilleyman @ Town Centre Vikings, 4:00 pm
- Fashionably Late With Portraits: Aphir, Peach Lane @ National Portrait Gallery, 5:00 pm
- Soul Defender: Soiree in the City 3 @ Garema Place, 5:30 pm
- Greg Stott Trio @ National Press Club, 6:00 pm
- Singers’ Opera Concert @ Larry Sitsky Recital Room, ANU School of Music, 6:00 pm
- Smith & Jones and Montgomery Church @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Giants of Metal #3 @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Sophie Edwards @ UC Hub, 7:00 pm
- Bryan Adams Tribute Show @ Harmonie German Club, 7:00 pm
- DYER MAKER, Slow Dial, The Narcissists @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Tropical F–k Storm, Pinch Points, All The Weathers @ Kambri, 8:00 pm
- FEEL ft Torren Foot & Double Agent @ Fiction, 9:00 pm
- Time Capsule @ Hellenic Club Woden, 9:30 pm
- Mickey Kojak @ Mr Wolf, 10:00 pm.
- Bluegrass Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1:00 pm
- CBR DIG Season Finale @ Polish White Eagle Club, 2:00 pm
- The Babyfreeze ElectroPunk Wellness Club In The Bubble @ Haig Park, 3:30 pm
- 80s Tribute Night #9 @ The Basement, 6:00 pm
- Sam Buckingham @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Hit Makers #4 @ Harmonie German Club, 7:30 pm
- Queer AF Canberra: ROCKY Horror Halloween Party @ Transit Bar, 8:30 pm
- Amadou Suso @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:00 pm
- Something Like This @ Hellenic Club Woden, 9:30 pm
- Hit and Run @ Chisolm Vikings, 9:00 pm
- Third Party @ Lanyon Vikings, 9:00 pm
- Cool Room Visits sideway: Blanket, Masha, DJ Scorpion, Anuraag @ sideway, 10:00 pm.
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1:00 pm
- Junior Groovers Disco @ Harmonie German Club, 1:00 pm
- Rumsey & Friends – Afternoon Delights @ Wesley Music Centre, 3:00 pm
- World Percussion Showcase @ Smith’s Alternative, 2:00 pm
- Amy Vee @ Smith’s Alternative, 4:00 pm
- Kinetics pres. Assembler Code @ sideway, 6:00 pm
- Cancer Bats @ The Basement, 7:00 pm.
- Lunchulele @ Smith’s Alternative, 12:30 pm
- Kaleidoscope String Quintet @ Larry Sitsky Recital Room, ANU School of Music, 7:00 pm
- Morton Choppers @ Hippo, 8:00 pm.
- Lunch Time Sing Fling @ Smith’s Alternative, 12:00 pm
- Leia Keen Duo @ Molly, 7:00 pm.
- Tunesday Night Roast #3: Eleanor Ailie, Babe Fiasco, Sal Viejo, Lakeside View @ Smith’s Alternative, 8:30 pm.