This week, The RiotACT Gig Guide features Lady Denman, Canberra’s self-described “hottest new indie post-punk folk-apocalyptic jangly bliss pop band conquering the world in velvet”. If you want to hear exactly what that sounds like, they will be hosting the Smith’s Varietal tonight from 9.30 pm. They have gathered up a huge line-up which includes Chris Endrey and Rosie Heselev, check it out below!
The Next Movement is putting on another ripper show, with the Ansah Brothers headlining “Urban Groove Affair”, featuring the brilliant Lash, Cappo, Flimzy and hosted by Jedbrii at Transit on Thursday. The Basement is putting on some big shows this week, with Giants of Metal and QuestFest sporting some wonderfully brutal line-ups, including bands Taliesman, Beast Impalor, Saralisse, Stone Sovereign and many more. Kilroy, Happy Axe, Betty Alto and a band with the delightful name of Nic Cage & The Bad Seats are all playing around town at some point this St Pat’s Day weekend, so get planning!
And Art, Not Apart is on this weekend – check it out at New Acton. I am particularly keen for Babyfreeze’s Charity Single Launch, rallying around the cause to find a cure for death. A worthy cause indeed!
- The Brothers Comatose @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Harry Manx @ The Street Theatre, 7.30 pm start
- Straightline and BMDS @ Transit Bar, 8 pm start
- Acoustic Pints: Ben Kelly, Bobby James, Ella Hunt and Josh Sampson @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
- Smith’s Varietal #111 feat. Lady Denman w/ Chris Endrey, Rosie Heselev, Evan Buckley, ANU Women’s Revue FINAL and more @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 pm start
- Reuben Ingall “Thread” LP launch @ Rond Terrace, 7 pm start
- Barrett, Clarke & Sutton @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 pm start
- The Next Movement presents Urban Groove Affair: The Ansah Brothers, Lash, Cappo, Flimzy and Jedbrii @ Transit Bar, 8 pm start
- The Frank Burkitt Band w/ Alex And Joel @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 pm start
- Bad Luck Kitty @ Harmonie German Club, 7 pm start
- Giants of Metal: reignofterror, Seek and Destroy, DepriVation, Noveaux, Kernel Sanderz, Darker Half, Taliesin and The Bastard Sons of Liberty @ The Basement, 7 pm start
- Boroky w/ Happy Axe and Pleased To Jive You @ The Street Theatre, 7.30 pm start
- Super Rats @ Smith’s Alternative, 7.30 pm start
- Betafest 18: Deano, Beta Blockers, The Ganesayers, Claire Paton, Lisa Maps and Mark Braham @ Transit Bar, 8 pm start
- Lior & Paul Grabowsky @ The Street Theatre, 8 pm start
- Kilroy, An Inconvenient Groove and Betty Alto @ The Phoenix, 9 pm start
- Art, Not Apart @ New Acton, 1 pm start
- Autumn, Panic Burst, Lefty, All In A Year and Personal Space @ Venue TBA Queanbeyan, 2 pm start
- QuestFest: Beast Impalor, Saralisse, Evocatus, BattleBard, Tamerlan Empire, Stone Sovereign, Mirrorsheild, Drakkarus and Daniel Kelly @ The Basement, 6 pm start
- Cafe Acoustics: Minh Ha, Alec Randles and Michael Misa @ Meadow, 6.30 pm start
- Germein w/ Luciana Valentina @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 pm start
- Sound and Fury – Art, Not Apart Afterparty @ National Film and Sound Archive, 7 pm start
- The Chesterfield Band @ Enlighten Festival, 7.30 pm start
- Thunder Fox w/ Betty Alto @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 pm start
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1.30 pm start
- Elvis Perkins @ Laura and Matt’s Living Room, 7 pm start
- Endrey’s Musical Singalong Hour @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 pm start
- Nic Cage & The Bad Seats w/ The Woppy Boys, Harry Carman & The Quarter Life Crisis and Slipways @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
Check out our Gig Guide for upcoming world-class live music showcasing local talents, Australian artists, and international musical acts at some of the best venues in the country. Find out about the latest gallery and exhibition openings, new restaurants, all-day cultural events, family-friendly activities, and so much more. There truly is something on offer for everyone, no matter what tastes and interests you have.
Our What’s On page details the shows, events, and activities taking place over the coming days. We make it easy to plan your week, with all of the vital information in one place: when, where, who, and why.
So, get your diary ready and start making plans. It’s time to explore Canberra’s lively events calendar, and get the most out of life in our wonderful city.