The RiotACT Gig Guide (10 – 16 July)

Jessica Beange 11 July 2019
Black and white close-up photo of Canberra musician and performer, Chris Endrey, artistically rendered with two thick, vertical pink stripes in varying shades.

Endrey launches the debut single ‘Lusitania’, feat. Citizen Kay, from his upcoming album this Saturday at the Polo. Photo: Supplied.

Gifted local musician and performing artist, Chris Endrey launches the catchy debut single ‘Lusitania‘ (featuring Citizen Kay), from his upcoming 2019 album at the Polo this Friday, supported by Neko Pink and Cathy Diver.

From the legendary shows of past bands Fun Machine and PAINTonPAINT, to comedy, Canbeurovision and supporting the Canberra arts scene at large, Endrey’s artistic daring and performances have earned local cult status.

His solo project had a more introspective approach with the reflective, interwoven concept album ‘Lost + Found’ in 2017, before Endrey recorded the new album in the Hungarian countryside with producer Louis Montgomery.

The new experimental pop single ‘Lusitania’ is a ‘gentle bop’ with a massive bassline and epic feature-rap from Citizen Kay, among playful reminders that ‘This is our own time.’

Warm up with comedy this Wednesday at Treehouse, or Thursday at the Pot Belly Bar. Or with some fine winter Blues: Jackson Fisher is playing at the Queanbeyan Hive on Thursday and Pat (Patou) Powell at the Austrian Australian Club on Friday.

Canberra’s weekly Hardstyle electronic dance event, Hard Attack, run a feature event each month with many genres catered for. This Saturday features an all-female line up, including locals Dzasta and Tyrade as well as visiting DJs Xdream, Jozzi and Rallen. Canberra born and bred DJ XDream has been in the hard dance scene for over 15 years, and is the only Australian DJ to play at all ten ‘Defqon 1’ festivals.

Anthony Callea is in town to play his intimate ‘Unplugged and Unfiltered’ show at the Canberra Theatre Centre on Saturday night, while international magician Cosentino uses magic, illusion and escapes to show ‘Anything is Possible’.

South Sudanese ‘household name’ Gordon Koang plays Smiths this Thursday with his new Australian band and ‘a message of peace, love and unity, dancefloor style.’ While CBR DIG’s upcoming tunesday roast has a cracking line up with HYG, The Narcissists, Hope Wilkins and KONAN.

Party people can rejoice in another live art Sound and Fury party in New Acton this Saturday or enter ‘the dance wormhole’ at sideway with cult DJs Pickle, Moopie and Bayu.

And Adelaide’s Slingsby Theatre Co are in town to re-tell Oscar Wilde’s story of a naive boy raised by goatherds, found to be heir to the kingdom, in The Young King at the Courtyard Studio.

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