Jim Dusty is a self-confessed “outback emo”, unashamedly plaintive and bleeding-hearted in his folk tunes rich with imagery and feeling. His EP, “Taking Inventory”, was a big favourite with audiences both Canberran and beyond. Now Jim is back with a new release called “Lucky Dip” – and, true to its name, it is a random swag of Jim Dusty tunes, every tape featuring its own unique playlist. If you want one, you better head over to The Phoenix on Wednesday, as Jim Dusty plays with Evan Buckley, Jamie Leone and Hamish Hastings, and launches the Lucky Dip tapes!
Speaking of new releases, Dalmacia will be releasing their new single, “Hold My Space”, with a big line-up in Signs & Symbols, Powder Blue, Lefty and HYG at Transit Bar on Thursday night. On Friday, Perverts Again, all the way from Cleveland USA, will be taking to the stage at the Phoenix with New Age Group, Dog Name and Alien Abduction Fantasy.
Saturday’s list of gigs is too huge to condense, but some shows to look out for include Azim Zain & His Lovely Bones at the Polo, DOPE RIFF FEST at The Basement which features an enormous line-up including HYG, The New Party and The Barren Spinsters, as well as Brisbane stoner rock gods Death By Carrot, who will also be playing an acoustic set earlier in the day at Smith’s Alternative from 1 pm.
- Jim Dusty “Lucky Dip” tape launch w/ Evan Buckley, Jamie Leone and Hamish Hastings @ The Phoenix, 8.30 pm start
- Dalmacia “Hold My Space” single launch party w/ Signs & Symbols, Powder Blue, Lefty and HYG @ Transit Bar, 7 pm start
- Lachlan McKenzie Quartet @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Albert Lee w/ James Southwell @ The Basement, 8 pm start
- Mr Wolf Jam Sesh @ Mr Wolf, 7.30 pm start
- HEKKA @ Smith’s Alternative, 5 – 9 pm
- Swing Social feat. Prof. Adrian Cunningham @ MOLO Live, 7.30 pm start
- Cosmic Kiss @ Rose Cottage, 8 pm start
- Rage Against The Machine tribute show w/ Pearl Jam and Silverchair tributes @ The Basement, 7 pm start
- Perverts Again w/ New Age Group, Dog Name and Alien Abduction Fantasy @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
- Death By Carrot (acoustic set) @ Smith’s Alternative, 1 – 3 pm
- mix106.3 presents Canberra’s Biggest Barn Dance @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 3 pm start
- Equus @ Smith’s Alternative, 4 – 6 pm
- Box Jelly and The Sticky Bandits @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Travis Collins @ Harmonie German Club, 7 pm start
- DEATH To The Bonesquad: Azim Zain & His Lovely Bones w/ Zen Haircuts, Plastic Plants, Snape and My Pet Ant @ Polish White Eagle Club, 7.30 pm start
- Rock Or Be Rocked @ Rose Cottage, 8 pm start
- DOPE RIFF FEST: HYG, The New Party, Death By Carrot, The Barren Spinsters and more @ The Basement, 8 pm start
- 2018 ACT DMC DJ Championships @ Transit Bar, 8 pm start
- Dr Goddard and The Filthy Darlings w/ Like Foxes and Wesley & The Crushers @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1.30 pm start
- Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam: Bundah Blues Band and Muddy Wolfe @ Harmonie German Club, 2 pm start
- Ivy Lane @ Rose Cottage, 2 pm start
- Leisure Centre w/ Brass Knuckle Brass Band @ Smith’s Alternative, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
- Psycroptic, Archspire and Hadal Maw @ The Basement, 7 pm start
- Emmi’s Musical Singalong Hour @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 pm start
- LANKS “twentyseven” album launch @ Transit Bar, 7.30 pm start (Want to know more about LANKS and his new album? Click here).
- Magic Rob Universe w/ Greg’s Intervention, Mog and Alec Randles @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
- Beijing Guitar Duo & The Grigoryan Brothers @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 8 pm start (check out this interview with The Grigoryan Brothers here).
- Old Timey Tuesday @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 pm start