One of the most highly anticipated albums in the nation’s capital this year has been Shoeb Ahmad’s ‘quiver’. Having been given a taste of Shoeb’s musical turn from avant-garde hell-raising to lush, symphonic pop numbers, through early releases like ‘mask-ed’ and ‘romance’, the new album has finally been released! There will also be an official Canberran launch at Ainslie Arts Centre this Saturday from 7:30 pm, also featuring the stunning Happy Axe. Make sure you are there for an ethereal show that cannot be missed!
There is plenty on this weekend, including a big night of black metal at The Basement on Friday night, featuring Golgothan Remains and Abyssal Sun, while over at Smith’s Alternative the highly rhythmic Rufino & The Coconuts launch their new single ‘The Cray’ from 9:30 pm.
On Saturday, a huge show is lined up as garage dance band Raave Tapes from Newcastle take the stage with Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers, Dalmacia and Cry Club at MOLO Live from 7:00 pm. Legendary singer/songwriter Fred Smith will be performing at the Civic Pub with Canadian Jon Brooks, while at The Street Theatre electro-pop local Boroky will be the debut LP ‘Death’s Insta’ with GhostNoises and Lauren Towler Lovell from 8:00 pm.
- John Flanagan Trio ‘Honest Man’ tour @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Paradice IV: Judgement Day: Sarky Bastard, Neon Highways, Flash Anthem, Dalmacia, Hymmnn and Nick&Ned @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
- Lachlan Coventry @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Halfwait w/ Semen & Garfuckel and Chasing Nimbus @ Transit Bar, 7 pm start
- Silentia @ The Basement, 8 pm start
- Piss Weak Karaoke w/ Chris Endrey @ The Phoenix, 9 pm start
- Alice Terry ‘The Fear Of’ album launch @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 pm start
- The Supper Club – Live Jazz @ Molly, 10 pm start
- Steve Amosa @ PJ O’Reilly’s, 6 pm start
- Jeff Lang @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 pm start
- Jazz At The House: Barnaby Briggs Trio and special guest @ University House ANU, 7 pm start
- Golgothan Remains, Abyssal Sun, Ploughshare and Tortured @ The Basement, 7 pm start
- 19-Twenty @ The Abbey, 7 pm start
- The OGCI Launch Party w/ Jimmy Pike, Chiko, Zaino, Jedbrii and Cappo @ Transit Bar, 8 pm start
- Global Beats Fiesta: DJ Frank Madrid + DJ Dede Da Cruz @ The Phoenix, 9 pm start
- The Tony Rich Project w/ UP2 Boys and Adriana & Bianca @ Verity112, 9 pm start
- Rufino & The Coconuts ‘The Cray’ single launch @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 pm start
- Human Movement w/ Savvy B, Dana and Mason @ Mr Wolf, 10 pm start
- Double Decade Vegan Party: MC Pony, Endrey and Chasing Rabbits @ Smith’s Alternative, 3 – 6 pm
- Frank Zappa Memorial BBQ: Calum Builder, Miroslav Bukovsky, Lachlan Coventry, Tom Fell, Steve / Clare Fitzgerald and Elle Osbourne & Jared Plane @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Raave Tapes w/ Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers, Dalmacia and Cry Club @ MOLO Live, 7 pm start
- Canberra Metal Attack!: Taliesin, Gypsy, Shadow Realm and Black Mountain @ The Basement, 7 pm start
- Shoeb Ahmad ‘quiver’ album launch w/ Happy Axe @ Ainslie Arts Centre, 7.30 pm start
- Marston & Barrett ‘Unfound Places’ album launch @ The Street Theatre, 7.30 pm start
- Jon Brooks and Fred Smith @ Civic Pub, 8 pm start
- Boroky ‘Death’s Insta’ LP launch w/ GhostNoises and Lauren Towler Lovell @ The Street Theatre, 8 pm start
- Urban Drover @ Rose Cottage, 8 pm start
- Zambezi Sounds @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 pm start
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1.30 pm start
- Groove Warehouse Sunday Session @ Smith’s Alternative, 4 – 6 pm
- Max Barker w/ Nick Delatovic @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 pm start
- Jazz Night Bootleg Sessions: Adam Davidson Trio, The Gravy ‘Trane ft. Angus Davison, Petrichor and Lani @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
- Jack Carty & Gus Gardiner ‘Hospital Hill’ album tour @ Smith’s Alternative, 7.30 – 9.30 pm
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.