Lavers have been kicking around since 2011, crafting some of the catchiest indie-pop hooks, including this earworm from a few years back. They will be returning to the stage along with The Chesterfield Band and Ben Cumming, the latter playing his final show in Australia before heading overseas – check them out at The Phoenix on Friday night from 8:30 pm.
On the same night, CBR’s legendary brass brigades Los Chavos and East Row Rabble will be both launching new material, along with Brother Brad at the Polish White Eagle Club from 8 pm. Sydney melodic metal band Darker Half will be at The Basement as part of their ‘Are You Ready?’ tour, while the renowned Norwegian free improvisation group Dans Les Arbres will be hosted by SoundOut at the Drill Hall Gallery at 7 pm.
On Saturday at Poets For Breakfast, Alicia Sparkles and Fossil Rabbit will be performing alongside a host of poets, so make sure you’re up early and ready to go! Also make sure to catch The King Hits with Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders and John Wickham playing at The Pot Belly, while over at Transit Bar at 8 pm will be P. Smurf as part of the ‘Playing The Blues’ tour, performing alongside Otherside osk, Jedbrii, Pay Psyfa and Sleazy S.
- BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! feat. The Careerists and Elliot York Cameron @ Smith’s Alternative, 9.30 pm start
- Lions Of The Underground w/ Our Anchored Hearts, Lost Without Life, Eviscerate The Crown and Deathbeds @ The Basement, 6 pm start
- Piss Weak Karaoke Grand Final w/ Chris Endrey @ The Phoenix, 9 pm start
- The Supper Club – Live Jazz @ Molly, 10 pm start
- Darker Half ‘Are You Ready?’ tour and Mason w/ CHUD and Taliesin @ The Basement, 6 pm start
- Dans Les Arbres @ Drill Hall Gallery, 7 pm start
- Red Slim @ Harmonie German Club, 7 pm start
- Los Chavos single launch w/ East Row Rabble and Brother Brad @ Polish White Eagle Club, 8 pm start
- Juggernaut @ Rose Cottage, 8 pm start
- Lavers, The Chesterfield Band and Ben Cumming @ The Phoenix, 8.30 pm start
- Just A Gent @ Mr Wolf, 10 pm start
- Poets For Breakfast 2.0 feat. Fossil Rabbit and Alicia Sparkles @ Poets Corner, 10 am start
- Fete De La Musique: Agency Dub Collective, Super Rats, DJ Dede Da Cruz, Jorge Bontes and more @ Alliance Francaise, 6 pm start
- Brass Knuckle Brass Band EP launch w/ The Ansah Brothers @ Mr Wolf, 7 pm start
- Sumeru ‘Death Goddess’ tour w/ Mental Cavity, Yanomamo, Empress and Blood Mouth @ The Basement, 7 pm start
- Jackie Brown Jr ‘New Years Leave’ single tour w/ Pleased To Jive You, Azim Zain & His Lovely Bones and EKKO @ The Phoenix, 7 pm start
- Guy Sebastian ‘Then & Now’ tour @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 7.30 pm start
- Dark Horse @ Rose Cottage, 8 pm start
- My Friend The Chocolate Cake @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 8 pm start
- P.Smurf ‘Playin’ The Blues’ tour w/ Otherside osk, Jedbrii, Pay Psyfa and Sleazy S @ Transit Bar, 8 pm start
- The King Hits w/ Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders and John Wickham @ The Pot Belly, 8 pm start
- TOOL Tribute Show w/ Nine Inch Nails and Rammstein Tributes @ The Basement, 8 pm start
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1.30 pm start
- Kasey Chambers @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 7.30 pm start
- CBR DIY Gig Guide presents The Bootleg Sessions: Plastic Plants, Endrey, Northbourne Flats and The Narcissists @ The Phoenix, 8 pm start
- Patti Lupone: Don’t Monkey With Broadway @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 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.