Welcome to The RiotACT Gig Guide for the 28th of February to the 6th of March! Featuring this week is Sydney psychedelic pop group Adaptors, who will be in town as part of their ‘Crystal Eye’ single tour. They will be playing with Space Party at The Basement, starting 7 pm.
Speaking of psychedelic, there will be a huge night of psychedelic music at Transit Bar on Wednesday night, with international bands Flavor Crystals (USA) and New Candys (Italy) playing alongside Melbourne band The Baudelaires. These are three of the top billing bands from the Sydney and Melbourne Psych Festivals, so be sure not to miss out on what should be an outrageously stunning night!
Soundscapes is back on Thursday at Smith’s Alternative, and on Friday the wonderfully named Australian Beefweek Show will be playing Transit Bar with the hard-rockin’ Sketch Method, Fight Milk and Sloshpit. The Vee Bees will be back in town on Friday at the Phoenix, playing with FAT and Meatbeater, while the brilliant Il Bruto will be slaying it at Smith’s.
- Flavor Crystals, New Candy and The Baudelaire’s @ Transit Bar, 7.30 pm start
- Veruca Salt and The Lemonheads @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 7.30 pm start
- Local Horror, The Filthy Darlings and Damian Ashcroft @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
- Grim Rhythm, Johnny Roadkill and Petyr @ Transit Bar, 7 – 10 pm
- The Chris Harland Blues Band @ National Press Club, 7.30 – 10.30 pm
- Soundscapes #19: Moving Paths, Bonnie Stewart and Ben Marston & Hugh Barrett @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 pm start
- Yhan Leal @ Smith’s Alternative, 5 – 7 pm
- Green Room: Tonk, Renegade Peacock and Escape Syndrome @ Harmonie German Club, 7 pm start
- A Gentlemen’s Agreement ‘Truths and Secrets’ album tour w/ Lions of the Underground, Cognisant and Vodvile @ The Basement, 7 pm start
- Adaptors ‘Crystal Eye’ tour w/ Space Party @ The Basement, 7 pm start
- The Australian Beefweek Show w/ Sketch Method, Fight Milk and Sloshpit @ Transit Bar, 8 pm start
- The Crossbones and Triply @ The Phoenix, 9 pm start
- Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, starring Queenie van de Zandt @ The Q, 8 – 10 pm
- Moon Dog Blues @ Old Canberra Inn, 2 pm start
- Il Bruto @ Smith’s Alternative, 3 – 6 pm
- Music By The River featuring Canberra Symphony Orchestra @ Queen Elizabeth II Park, Queanbeyan, 5 – 8 pm
- The Vampires @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 – 9 pm
- 3 Way Toss Tour: The Vee Bees, Meatbeaters, FAT and Dickie Birds @ The Phoenix, 8.30 pm start
- Club Zig Zag: Honey, California Girls, Honeysuckle and DJ Del @ Polish White Eagle Club, 9 pm start
- Ann Vriend @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 pm start
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1.30 pm start
- Canberra Record Fair @ Harmonie German Club, 12 pm start
- Chris Harland @ Old Canberra Inn, 4 – 7 pm
- LocalnLive Bootlegs: Faux Faux Amis, Cut Snake, Hopeless Youth Group and Kid of Harith @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
- Old Timey Tuesday @ Smith’s Alternative, 7 pm start
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.