The end of the year is slowly approaching, and yet Canberra music plays on… at least according to The RiotACT Gig Guide for 18th to the 24th of October!
The marquee photo this week, taken by legendary Canberran photographer Adam Thomas, is of Andrew Galan with Okinawa Girls. And yes, in the interests of full disclosure both DJ Loz and I are in Okinawa Girls. This photo was taken during the National Folk Festival, in which we performed with Canberra’s poet laureate Andrew Galan in a frenetic medley of words, noise and melodies. We hope to see you at Smith’s Alternative this Friday, with two excellent artists in Abhi Gupta and Kid of Harith opening the night.
Friday night will feature a huge hip-hop line-up at Transit Bar with Mathas, Omar Musa, P.Smurf and Rapaport gracing the stage as part of their ‘Big Vacation’ tour. I will be having a chat to Omar and Mathas on LocalnLive this Friday. Meanwhile Happy Axe, who was recently nominated for two awards in the national heats for the National Live Music Awards, will be opening for Matilda Abraham at Smith’s Alternative.
Saturday will see the last Snowdroppers show at Transit Bar, wrapping up their decade long reign on top of the Australian music scene with the ‘We’re Calling It Quits’ tour with the incredible Barren Spinsters and Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers. Chumke will be reuniting with the help of Space Is Dead, Renegade Peacock and more at The Basement, while Sunday will see a huge name in Clowns coming through the nation’s capital with the help of Yoko Oh No, Needledick and Semen & Garfuckel.
And to start next week on an absolute high, Blade Gang, the duo behind one of my favourite local tracks for the year, will be playing at The Phoenix Bootlegs Sessions… HUGE!
- Tullara and Tessa Devine @ The Front Gallery and Cafe, 6.30 pm start
- BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! w/ Emma Gibson and The Missing Lincolns @ The Phoenix, 7.30 pm start
- Boney M feat. Maizie Williams w/ Brooklyn’s Finest @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 7.30 pm start
- The Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round Tour: Kate Oliver, Gleny Rae Virus and Rob Luckey and the Luckey Bastards @ Harmonie German Club, 8 pm start
- Smith’s Varietal #97 feat. MC InkBits: Tigerlily, Persephone Peach, Frances McNair and Miriam Slater @ Smith’s Alterative, 9.30 – 11.30 pm
- Victor Rufus (Thursday Night Jazz) @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- The Northern Folk w/ The Lowlands and Pocket Fox @ Transit Bar, 7.30 pm start
- Alec Randles and Rosie Luby @ The Front Gallery and Cafe, 8 pm start
- Piss Weak Karaoke Grand Final w/ Chris Endrey @ The Phoenix, 9 pm start
- Wendy Rule @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 – 11.30 pm
- SELKI Sings @ Smith’s Alternative, 4.30 – 6 pm
- Matilda Abraham w/ Happy Axe @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Fripps & Fripps w/ Pleased To Jive You and Cultured Pelican @ Lobrow Gallery and Bar, 7 pm start
- Cj Shaw @ The Front Gallery and Cafe, 8 pm start
- The Casuals and The Old 45’s @ Harmonie German Club, 8 pm start
- Acolyte w/ Grand Duke, Taliesin and Hence The Testbed @ The Basement, 8 pm start
- Mathas, Omar Musa, P.Smurf & Rapaport ‘The Big Vacation’ tour @ Transit Bar, 8 pm start
- Flickertail w/ Palace Revolution and Sally Chicane @ The Phoenix, 9 pm start
- Andrew Galan With Okinawa Girls w/ Kid of Harith and Abhi Gupta @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 – 11.30 pm
- Jackie Marshall ‘Nine Lives’ tour @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Rock For Tara 2017 @ The Basement, 7 pm start
- LEVEL UP w/ Capslock Collective, Dawn Laird, Flawlezz and more @ Lobrow Gallery and Bar, 7 pm start
- The Snowdroppers ‘We’re Calling It Quits’ tour w/ The Barren Spinsters and Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers @ Transit Bar, 8 pm start
- Chumke reunion show w/ Space Is Dead, Renegade Peacock and more @ The Basement, 8 pm start
- The Bottlers w/ Semen & Garfuckel and Billy Puntton @ The Phoenix, 9 pm start
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1.30 – 4 pm
- Benny Walker @ Smith’s Alternative, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
- Endrey’s Musical Singalong Hour @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 10 pm
- Clowns w/ Yoko Oh No, Needledick and Semen & Garfuckel @ Transit Bar, 8 pm start
- The Bootlegs Sessions: Susie, Yoshitake Expe, Blade Gang and Sam King @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start