Another week of gig going goodness coming at you this week we’ve got the return of locals Yoko Oh No  with new stoner doom out fit Lucifungus (love the name) playing at the Phoenix and a big name keyboardist Jordan Rudess of Dream Theatre playing the basement … Another fun one to check out will be the CBGB’s christmas party also at the basement and The Fuellers at the Old Canberra Inn… Also big ups to Smiths Alternate Bookshop for their steady run of shows, its a different format those guys do but it seems to be working with a couple of sold out shows on the horizon for them this week…. best get in early for their gigs from here on in!

On a sadder note, we’d like to say a “Rest in Peace” to local photographer “Pling PX” I can’t say i knew him personally but have seen his work around canberra for years dating back to the 90’s. He was a great photographer and certainly missed by a lot of you


Wednesday 28th Nov

Jordan Rudess (Dream Theatre) @ The Basement EVENT LINK

Soda Boys (NZ) @ the Phoenix w Lost Coast and Video Breezy EVENT LINK

Mick Thomas (Sold out) @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK | Smiths Varietal w/ Lady Denman EVENT LINK

Thursday 29th Nov

Phil Jamieson @ The Basement EVENT LINK

Steve Richards Quartet @ Smiths EVENT LINK | Dave Wells @ Smiths EVENT LINK

Friday 30th Nov

Ablaze @ The basement with Johnny Roadkill, Wark and Cognisant EVENT LINK 

Zambezi Sounds @ the Phoenix w/DJ DeDe EVENT LINK

Squid Fishing , Don’t waste your time @ the Transit EVENT LINK

CBGB’s Christmas Party @ The Basement feat: AstroZombies (misfits, Ramones, Blondie Cover Night) EVENT LINK

Tim Freedman (Early Show – Sold Out) @ Smiths EVENT LINK | Tim Freedman (late show) @ Smiths EVENT LINK

Saturday 1st Dec

Mule / YoKo- OhNo and Lucifungus @ The Phoenix EVENT LINK

The Fuellers and The Get Downs @ Old Canberra Inn EVENT LINK

Wesley and the Crushers @ Polish Club w/ Beta Blockers, The Krapth and Minh Ha EVENT LINK

Sebasitan Feild and Fossil Rabbit @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK | Grizzlee Train @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Unlocking the Doors @ The Basement – Doors Tribute Night EVENT LINK

Radiator Hospital (USA) @ The Transit w/Mount Defiance EVENT LINK

The Social Norm and Skyvory @ The Pot Belly EVENT LINK

Monday 3rd Dec

Leslie Lebkowicz and Jill Jones @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK



Greetings all! Another Week of cool local gigs coming at ya’s! First up congrats to the Phoenix Bar for their 25th Birthday (it seems like longer than that since i first went there… but I’ll take their word for it) again i know they’ve changed owners but its still a huge achievement for any local bar to last that long! Of course they’ll be celebrating with some cool local bands on the friday and Saturday!  While were more about pushing bands and live music one cool event is the burlesque show at the basement this Friday with heaps of dancers (too many to mention) and the always cool Queen tribute band Stone Cold Crazies, either way looks like it would be fun! If you like it heavy Black Mountain, Reign of Terror and South Australia’s Silence the unknown kickin it at the basement. Anyway whatever you’re doing make sure you do it well and with some local music!

Wednesday 21st Nov

Baker Boys @The basement (free entry) EVENT LINK

Thursday 22nd Nov

Silence the Unknown (SA) @ The basement w/ Black Mountain, Reign of Terror and Stones Throw EVENT LINK

Press Club @ Transit Bar w/ Sports Bar and White Blanks EVENTLINK

Miroslav Bukovski Quintet @ Smiths EVENT LINK | Scroggin’ @ Smiths EVENT LINK

Friday 23rd Nov

25 years of the phoenix@ the Phoenix feat: Slow Dial, The Ians, Babe Fiasco, Axiomatic Theory and Charlotte and the Harlotts EVENT LINK

Mog @ Smiths Alternative EVENT LINK

Banging at the Basement @ The Basement Feat: burlesque Dancers and Queen Tribute band Stone Cold Crazies EVENT LINK

Saturday 24th Nov

25 Years of the Phoenix @ The Phoenix feat: Slow Turismo, Kilroy, Dog Name, Neko Pink and Small Talk EVENT LINK

Sweet home Chicago (Blues bros. Tribute) @ The basement w/ Roses in Hand EVENT LINK

The Calum Stenning Band @ Smiths Alternative EVENT LINK | ZackerBills @ Smiths EVENT LINK

Sunday 25th Nov

The waiting Game @ Smiths Alternative w/ The Burley Griffins EVENT LINK | Gypsy Jazz Project @Smiths w/ Cameron Jones Trio and Irene’s Gypsy Swing Band EVENT LINK




Hope you all like the new layout of the site! this week we’ve got gigs from I Exist / Witchskull, The Stone Cold Crazies, Black Mountain, Fat Controller, Wreckless Eric and Heaps more and to top it all off the Pot Belly (whilst it has changed owners numerous times) is having its 41st Birthday! Congrats for what could be the longest standing grass roots level venue in Canberra! Read on!


Wednesday 14th Nov

Groove Night @ The Phoenix feat: TD and the Rockets, Harrisson Lambert and the Heartbreak Bandits, House of Strangers, Jonah Myers EVENT LINK

Jason Recliner @ Smiths Alternate Bookshop EVENT LINK

Thursday 15th Nov

The Go Set and XLSF (UK) @ The Transit EVENT LINK

The Gravy Trane @Smiths EVENT LINK | Coolio Desgracias @Smiths EVENT LINK

Pot Belly 41st Birthday @ Pot belly feat: Rosie and Sam, Stone Cold Crazies (queen tribute) EVENT LINK

Friday 16th Nov

I Exist @ The Transit w/ Witchskull, Potion and Bloodmouth EVENT LINK

Belco Blitz @ The Basement feat: Inebriator, Cockbelch , Black Mountain and the Goddamn Sons of Bitches (Misfits tribute) EVENT LINK

Mezko, Vowws and Neko Pink @ The Phoenix EVENT LINK

Northbourne Flats @Smiths EVENT LINK |Diana Anaid EVENT LINK

Pot Belly 41st Birthday @ Pot Belly feat: Thompson Lane, Jim Sharrock EVENT LINK

Saturday 17th Nov

Kristen Lee Morris @Smiths EVENT LINK

Pot Belly 41st Birthday @Pot belly Feat: John Wickham, Triply, Box Jelly, Space Party, The Get Downs, Fat Controller, Hence the Testbed, Black Mountain EVENT LINK

Sunday 18th Nov

Wreckless Eric @ The Basement EVENT LINK

Shaun Kirk @Smiths EVENT LINK

Tuesday 20th Nov

Heaven & Hell for the Phonix B’day @ The Phoenix feat: Black Heart, Davey Smiles, Highland Light, Die Screaming and Swift Peaks EVENT LINK



This weeks Gigs Nov 7th!


Wow! Another huge week of local music with most nights having multiple events across multiple genres to choose from, you’s are all spoilt for choice hehe! Friday night seems to be a big one across canberra with the Basement , Transit bar and Phoenix putting on some great rock bands and another 90’s Tribute night coming in from the basement (these are always huge!) but as always make sure you’re checkin’ something out this weeekend! It all looks great! Also if you’re a bit more cashed up and into heavy music Conan and Iconoclast both have gigs lined up in Canberra this week too!


Wednesday 7th Nov

Conan and Witchbell @ the basement EVENT LINK

Maverick @ The Phoenix w/Charlotte and the Harlots, Honey Hayze and Black hearts EVENT LINK

Kallidad (album Launch) @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK 

Thursday 8th Nov

Jackie Brown Jr @ Transit Bar /Azim Zain, Betty Alto and Cathy Diver EVENT LINK

Katchafire , Earthkry and Black Brothers @ The basement EVENT LINK

Lachy Hamilton 4tet @Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK | Andi Trio @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Friday 9th Nov

Alternate Rock Night @ The basement feat: Skyvory, The Pretty Bones, Blissphorous and Swift Peaks EVENT LINK

Talesin @ Transit bar w/ Mattersphere, Riff Raiders and Oshie EVENT LINK

Wesley and the Crushers @ Phoenix bar with Time and Weight, Chesterfield Band and Filthy Darlings EVENT LINK

Keith Potger @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK | Afro Moses @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Saturday 10th Nov

90’s Music Festivals @ The basement heaps of local musicians covering Soundgarden, Nirvana, Primus, White Zombie and heaps more EVENT LINK

Stepson @ Transit bar w/ After touch, Elk Locker and Leftie EVENT LINK

Hoodlum Shouts @ Phoenix w/ Cat heaven, Shoeb Ahmad and Like Foxes EVENT LINK

Rudio Flamenco @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Thando @ Mr Wolf EVENT LINK

Sunday 11th Nov

Orb w/ Stringers and Bacon Cake @ The basement EVENT LINK

Do it in a dress (Fundraiser) @Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Tuesday 13th Nov

Iconoclast @ The basement w/ Wraith and Deathbeds EVENTLINK