From your friendly neighborhood Front Cafe:
The Front Gig Guide
25th September – 9th October 2013
25th September 2013 – Osloh (Music)
8.30pm // Free Entry
Osloh are a new group from Adelaide, South Australia. Blending an array of influences, from down-tempo electronica to film music, the jazz trained instrumentalists will be performing their intimate audio-visual show around the East Coast this Spring. Performing at The Front Gallery, Canberra on September 25 will be the bands first venture interstate, and immediately follows their support slot for Canadian jazz revivalists BadBadNotGood on their Outsidein Festival Adelaide sideshow.
Contact: Edward Cavanough
26th September 2013 – Raised By Eagles (Music)
Raised By Eagles is a four-piece project fronted by Melbourne songsmith Luke Owen Sinclair, whose other projects include The Idle Hoes and Tracy McNeil (CAN). Sinclair’s musical ramblings to date have seen him perform with a cavalcade of great musicians from Australia and abroad including Simone Felice (USA), Liz Stringer, Jeff Lang, Mick Thomas, Van Walker & Charles Jenkins. His work has been covered by aforementioned Australian music icon – Mick Thomas, and he has performed in some of Victoria’s premiere live music venues including Meeniyan Hall, Thornbury Theatre, Caravan Music Club, The Corner, Northcote Social Club and the Bella Union. Sinclair has performed live to air on ABC National Radio, Triple R 102.7 FM, PBS 106.7 FM, and had the first single ‘Green Ginger Wine’ from Raised By Eagles’ debut LP selected for national airplay on Triple J’s ‘Roots ‘N All’ program.
Contact: Luke Sinclair
27th September 2013 – Poetry Slam (Poetry)
8.00pm // Donation
Special Guest: Ellie Malbon
The night will commence with the Open Mike at 8pm. Open Mike is an opportunity for experienced poets and spoken word artists, and those trying for the very first time, to read out any piece they wish. It can be prose, poems, other peoples words or the rambling randlings you come up with in front of the mic.
28th September 2013 – Steve Lane and The Autocrats (Music)
STEVE LANE & THE AUTOCRATS introduced themselves with aplomb in 2011 with their debut album “The Romance Of Communication”
First time around, THE AUTOCRATS featured Augie March rhythm section David Williams (Drums) and Edmondo Ammendola (Bass) and the triple pronged guitar attack of legendary Dots gunslinger Jimmy Williams, Pete Slater (Dalriada) and the much loved Steve Lane (Vocals/guitar).
“The Romance Of Communication” found itself short listed for the Australian Music Prize as well as scoring the coveted album of the week on ABC DIG Music. STEVE LANE & THE AUTOCRATS also found themselves on the Wiggles tribute album alongside the likes of Sarah Blasko, The Living End and Clare Bowditch.
29th September 2013 – Adam Starr Jazz Quartet (Music)
$10 // 7.30pm
Adam has been a working guitarist for over 15 years. During this period, he has focused primarily on original projects, but also worked as a sideman and Music Director.
As founding member and leader of the original ensemble Frock, he has performed in jazz clubs and at festivals throughout Australia, in Europe and Asia, including performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the inaugural Singapore Jazz Festival. Frock are currently mixing their 8th CD.
Contact: Adam Starr
30th September 2013 – Takadimi (Music)
$15 adults / $10 concession, students, pensioners // 6.00pm
After the successful launch of their debut album New Common Sense in 2011 and club and festival shows throughout 2012, Takadimi return to the live stage in 2013 with a string of dates taking them around Australia.
With a world of styles at their disposal, inspired by the possibilities of a well integrated, multicultural society in Australia today, Takadimi exerts a genuine obsession for the possibilities within genres and their indefinite boundaries.
Contact: brianne curran
1st October 2013 – Story Slam (Poetry)
2nd October 2013 – Seth Henderson (w/ Anachel and Alex Meibusch) (Music)
$10 // 8pm
Seth is no stranger to the main stage having played the likes of Falls, Festival of the Sun, Soundscape, Party in the patch and the Taste among other local and interstate festivals as well as enjoying some national radio play. This time with just a guitar on his back Seth is chomping at the bit to share his very own music across Australia with a string of nationwide shows commencing this spring.
Contact: Seth Henderson
3rd October 2013 – Rascals Festival (Film Screening)
6pm // Free Entry
Rascals Festival brings you the best of Canberra’s young film-makers in a eclectic, thoughtprovoking and vibrant film showcase, encapsulating everything from documentary to comedy and video art.
Contact: Izzy Hellyer
4th October 2013 – JSmith & the kids (w/ Siren Lines) (Music)
As you will find it’s not the easiest of missions describing the project. Perhaps a ride through simple yet complex highly dynamic, folky yet ambient, above all humble and honest tracks from a band with a sound similar to a dream were Morrissey and Dylan sing lyrics from Cobains diaries over an operatic score written for a film about a wandering nomad with no sense of home………Ladies & Gentlemen I give you small town dreamers ‘JSmith & the kids’!
Contact: Jay Smith
5th October 2013 – Fresh Nelson (Music)
$5 // 8.00pm
Fresh Nelson are an Post Rock, Ambient Hardcore band from Armidale New South Wales. With 5 dedicated members they have gained a solid reputation for their entertaining live shows and original sound crafted heavily from the emotional, melodic hardcore scene with the subtle mix of ambiance. The band are set to record their debut EP this Autumn with extensive touring to follow.
Contact: joe lea
6th October 2013 – Jack Carty (Music)
$15.00 + BF (Pre-Sale) / $20.00 (On Door) // 7.30pm
Since singing his way onto the scene in 2009, Jack Carty has been a busy boy! Releasing a debut EP (2009 – Wine & Consequence), two critically acclaimed full length albums (2011 – One Thousand Origami Birds / 2012 – Break Your Own Heart). Winning a MusicOZ award for “Singer-Songwriter Of The Year”. Having music featured in TV shows from Covert Affairs (USA) to Packed To The Rafters. And clocking up in excess of 300 live shows nationally and internationally through: headline tours, festivals including Woodford, Canadian Music Week and SXSW, and supports for artists such as Josh Pyke, Matt Corby, Katie Noonan, Ingrid Michaelson, Justin Townes Earle and Joshua Radin.
Contact: Adrian Gidaro
7th October 2013 – The Powder Room (Presentation)
The Powder Room will be hosting an evening of presentation, Q and A, and discussion led by a woman of note on a topic of her choosing.
This soap-box-style symposium will be free and open to anyone, however, each presenter will nominate a charity for optional donations.
Contact: Contact: jude kohn
8th October 2013 – Arbroi (Music/Contemporary Dance)
A music and movement collective that is in equal measures nostalgic and innovative, Arbori delivers folk storytelling through jazz-inspired melodies, like a favourite grandparent who won’t shut up. Having shared the stage with the likes of Matt Corby, Stu Larsen, the Falls, and Patrick James, as well as collaborating with a number of award-winning dance acts, Arbori has been noted as “one of Sydney’s most exciting young bands” (Timber and Steel) and “what the Australian music scene is missing” (The Ripe). Lead man Steven Barnard weaves together his songwriting and choreography into a beautifully surprising experience.
As a dancer Steve has performed and assisted contemporary choreographer Sarah Boulter (So You Think You Can Dance AU and UK) and represented his state and country with the acclaimed hip-hop outfit Phly Crew. Through Arbori, Steve is developing a movement aesthetic that is enchanting some of the world’s best choreographers.
9th October 2013 – The Shy Lashlies (Music)
Contact: Holly Ball
24th – 30th September 2013 – ‘Stanzas and Sketches’ by Bonnie McArthur (Art Exhibition)
Bonnie McArthur is an emerging Canberra based artist and portrait painter whose attention is usually focused on capturing the beauty of imperfection through her brutal adherence to realism.
However, influenced by the writings of a multitude of her favourite philosophers, McArthur has switched mediums and presents a collection of mostly drawn works this September the 24th at ‘The Front – Gallery and Cafe.’
‘Stanzas and Sketches’ will showcase illustrational interpretations of verses perfected by the likes of Keats, Thoreau, Tolstoy, Wilde, Schumacher, Emerson and Eliot, and present themes such as the morality of primitivism interwoven with nomadic, minimalist and transcendental ideals amidst the launch of a new website that McArthur intends to travel Australia with at the approaching completion of her degree.
1st – 14th October 2013 – ‘Masked Rhetoric’ by Jesse Whyte (Art Exhibition)