The RiotACT Gig Guide (17 – 23 July)

Jessica Beange 17 July 2019
Ivoj Nob

‘Ivoj Nob’ (Bon Jovi spelt backwards) will rock out with other tribute bands this weekend for ‘Monsters Of Rock’ in Canberra. Photo: Supplied.

Rockers unite! The ‘Monsters of Rock’ tribute show is in Canberra, with an epic line-up of 12 bands playing over two nights.

Canberra’s Dog Eat Dog, Van Hagarroth, and Ivoj Nob (pictured) will be there bringing music from the monstrous likes of AC/DC, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, KISS, INXS and Aerosmith.

Canberra rapper/producer Maluil Aleer Deng, AKA Maleezy launches his debut EP ‘Scared of Shadows’ this Friday, supported by Groovy Daughter, Ike Pluto and Indighost.

Following the success of Maleezy’s debut single ‘Win’, the EP is ‘a cohesive narrative of thought-provoking statements that reflect the issues and struggles faced by South Sudanese/ Black communities in Australia.’ The launch at Smiths will also raise money and awareness for the crisis in Yemen.

A crew from 2XX community radio including Madda Irie, KG, and Ash Brady join forces for a DJ mixtape with music ranging from Reggae, Dancehall and Funk to Hip Hop, African, Afro-Latin and Drum + Bass on Friday, while Sol.Sonik bring Norwegian DJ Henning Severud (Telephones) to sideway with ‘astral sounds’ from Canberra DJ, Sardines.

Saturday, the Canberra Farm Ball by Burrumbuttock Hay runners will raise money for farmers in drought-affected areas, while local songstresses Amber Nichols (LivLi) and Katie Du Veau sing to raise money for medical equipment and care for local refugee children living with a disability.

Bangarra’s 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand at the Canberra Theatre Centre showcases three diverse, contemporary works –Unaipon, Stamping Ground and to make fire – as the acclaimed company enters its fourth decade of sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories through dance.

Several live music events celebrate Christmas in July this weekend, including Celtic Folk band Mad Kelpie Playdate at the Irish Club. And there’ll be loads of winter jazz to warm up with, at Smiths, Molly, and the one year Jazz Haus Anniversary.

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