Here it is, Canberran comrades: The RiotACT Gig Guide for the 27th of September to the 3rd of October!
Taken by myself this week is a photo of Betty Alto, a smooth jazzy pop band who will be opening for Los Labios at Transit Bar on Wednesday from 7.30 pm. We have had them play at the 2XX LocalnLive Bootlegs not too long ago, and were totally sensational, so check them out!
You will also notice in this photo the famous Glitoris logo – it just so happens that Glitoris are also playing this week, opening for Shonen Knife who are coming all the way from the Land of the Rising Sun. It is a show that’s got everyone’s tongues wagging, and sure to be an absolute stunner; DJ Loz is positively giddy with excitement!
There is a stack of other shows this week, including Kallidad who will be bringing their trash flamingo sound to Smith’s Alternative this Thursday to launch their new LP ‘The Odyssey’. With the help of DIY collective Mulgara, Jim Dusty will be launching the ‘Taking Inventory’ EP with the help of Dog Name, H. and Boots Byers at Macleay’s Farm this Friday. Friday night will also see Reload Bar hosting Reload Roxx, a night dedicated to female rock legends to raise money for Love Your Sister. Saturday includes Rufino and the Coconuts show ‘Call of the Wild’ take to the stage at the Polish White Eagle Club, and another big name in Andrew Jackson Jihad, now AJJ, playing the Transit with Antonia & The Lazy Susans and Helena Pop.
So if you’re looking for some respite this football final weekend, just check out the list below! Up the Tigers!
- Emily Barker w/ Lisa Richards @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Los Labios w/ Betty Alto @ Transit Bar, 7.30 pm start
- Isla Grant @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 8 pm start
- Smith’s Varietal #94 feat. MC Rob Shiells @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 – 11.30 pm
- Snakepit, Kid Presentable, Hammer Time, Skylerwhite and Fight Milk @ Lobrow Gallery and Bar, 6.30 pm start
- Wayne Kelly Trio @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Bethanie Jolly w/ Luke Rhodes, Tyler Nakoa and Holly Mae @ The Front Gallery and Cafe, 7.30 pm start
- Shonen Knife w/ Glitoris and Senyawa @ The Basement,
- Piss Weak Karaoke @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
- Kallidad ‘The Odyssey’ LP launch @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 – 11.30 pm
- Pete Lyon @ Smith’s Alternative, 4.30 – 6 pm
- Jim Dusty ‘Taking Inventory’ EP launch w/ Dog Name, H. and Boots Byers @ Macleay Farm, 6 pm start
- The Old Married Couple ‘Welcome to the Music Hall’ tour @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Ten Reasons, Petrichor and Prisoners of Jazzkaban @ Lobrow Gallery and Bar, 8 pm start
- Don’t Change: The INXS Story @ The Basement, 8 pm start
- Reload Roxx: Women of Rock set by DJ Black Temple @ Reload Bar, 8 pm start
- Toni Cini’s The Arc Riders @ Harmonie German Club, 8 pm start
- The Bastard Sons of Liberty w/ The Crossbones and Bleach It Clean @ The Phoenix, 9 pm start
- The Barleyshakes @ Smith’s Alternative, 4 – 6 pm
- AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) w/ Antonia & The Lazy Susans and Helena Pop @ Transit Bar, 7 pm start
- Mary-Anne For Mexico Benefit Night feat. The Bravados @ Harmonie German Club, 7.30 pm start
- Ty Mason w/ Jacquie Lomas, Lash and Theory @ Lobrow Gallery and Bar, 7.30 pm start
- Rufino & The Coconuts @ Polish White Eagle Club, 8 pm start
- Mermaidens w/ Kane Strang and Oranges @ Lacklustre HQ, 8.30 pm start
- Perfect Whip ‘Implants’ tour w/ Bleach It Clean, Neon Highways and Hopeless Youth Group @ The Phoenix, 9 pm start
- Keith Potger (of Seekers fame) @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1.30 – 4 pm
- Moondog @ Old Canberra Inn, 4 – 7 pm
- The Gypsy Jazz Project @ Smith’s Alternative, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
- Ali Barter w/ supports TBA @ Transit Bar, 10 pm start
- Anna Smyrk w/ Dan Musil and Jhana Allen @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- The Ganesayers @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 – 11.30 pm