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The RiotACT Gig Guide (2 – 8 May)

By Nathan Gubler 2 May 2018 0
Photo of Palace Revolution by Dave McCarthy. Check them out this Friday at Transit Bar for the release of their Kingdom EP.

Photo of Palace Revolution by Dave McCarthy. Check them out this Friday at Transit Bar for the release of their Kingdom EP.

This is Palace Revolution, who will be releasing their new EP ‘Kingdom’ this Friday at Transit Bar from 8 pm. They will be playing with Sally Chicane, Chasing Nimbus and Naked Scientist, so make sure to check out their proggy, metally roaring tunes and keep an eye out for their EP on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other platforms! Here is a little taster of the EP.

The Whitlams will be performing THREE TIMES this weekend, to celebrate 25 years of the band starting up and releasing tunes that have defined the Australian alt-rock landscape. Check them out at The Street Theatre at 8 pm from Thursday to Saturday. For something more local, Lefty and All In A Year will be hosting a huge show at Transit Bar on Thursday from 8 pm, with Elk Locker, Silver Lining (who will be playing their last ever show) and Lady Denman.

Another big show this Friday is on at The Basement where Australian Kingswood Factory will be playing as part of their “Bloodshot and Shakin'” tour, with one of my all-time favourite hard rock CBR bands Johnny Roadkill opening, as well as The Culture Industry, Sewer Sideshow and Cockbelch. There is a grabbag of great shows on Saturday as well, with Grizzlee Train and The Barren Spinsters at Smith’s Alternative, The Gypsy Scholars at The Phoenix and Hello Bones with Signs & Symbols and Hopeless Youth Group at Transit.

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Monday 7th

  • 2XXFM LocalnLive Bootlegs Session w/ artists TBA @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start

Tuesday 8th

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.

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