Looks like there’s a few less gigs on this week, which is OK because the ones we do have are lookin’ like they’ll kick ass! Of course its Christmas time and Canberra (Canberry’s) own Rock n Roll juggernauts CELL BLOCK 69 are playing a double header at the Basement this weekend, they’ve sold out the friday night show, so if you’re planning on seeing the saturday book a ticket now! Also the Sparrow folk are performing at Smiths Alternative Bookshop this weekend, if you’ve seen them before they are funny as and local performers Silentia and Laura Ingram are both playing at the basement and Smiths Respectively! Get out there!!!

Thursday 20th 

Silentia and Wark @The Basement EVENT LINK

harry Tinney Quartet @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Friday 21st Dec

Sparrow Folk @ Smtihs Alternative EVENT LINK

The Caravan (Refugee Fundraiser) @ Smiths Feat: Johnny Huckle, The Zackerbilks, The Latin Collective and Canberra Brass EVENT LINK

Cell Block 69 @ The Basement EVENT LINK (Sold Out)

Ben Leece @ The Transit EVENT LINK

Saturday 22nd Dec

Charlotte and the Harlots @The Phoenix EVENT LINK

Cell Block 69 @ The Basement EVENT LINK

Ten Reasons Orchestra @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK | Old Married Couple presents “A Very Vaudeville Christmas” @ Smiths  EVENT LINK

Sunday 23rd Dec

Simon Paparo @ Smtihs Alternative EVENT LINK | Laura Ingram and Chris Endry @ Smiths EVENT LINK

Monday 24th Dec

Munro Melano @ Smiths Alternative EVENT LINK



As the lead up to Chrissy gets hot and sweaty make sure you take some time out to catch some cool tunes whatever your taste! It will calm the X-mas tension! I promise 🙂 Some of the highlighs include (of course) Aussie guitar slinger Kevin Borich (with the Roger Bone band supporting) at the Basement and something that sounds very interesting Kenta Hyashi who will be putting on an avant garde set at Smiths using resonance frequencies amongst other things… Could be very interesting!


Wednesday 12th Dec

Lady Denman , Endrey, Beth Monzo and Ghost Boy @ the Phoenix EVENT LINK

Thursday 13th Dec

Green/ coventry/ Thwaite @Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Friday 14th Dec

Infinite Illusion @ the Basement with Kaskied, Hara Kiri, Reality Dreaming and Black Heart EVENT LINK

Hexis (Denmark) @ The Basement w/ Break Through EVENT LINK

Harrison Lambert @ the Transit 4pm show EVENT LINK

Dyer Maker @ The Transit w/ The Wumpaz, Marvell, Koscalla EVENT LINK

King B Fine and Afrikaya band @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Saturday 15th Dec

Kenta Hyashi @Smiths Alternative EVENT LINK

Tate Sheridan, Crossed out Names @ The Phoenix EVENT LINK

Cancervive @ The basement Feat: Roses for Raychel, Lycanthrope, Isotopes and Traces EVENT LINK

Kevin Borich @ the Basement EVENT LINK

Harrison Lambert @ The Transit 4pm Show EVENT LINK





Another Kick Butt week of gigs dawns upon us with some Great bands coming through the national capital, Psycroptic, Kamelot are flying the metal flag at the basment of course with punk bands Daze N Daze and the Used also touring through at the Transit and Basement Respectively. Also another event you may want to check out is the Live Music Awards on at the Phoenix (Thursday night) and our own Elvis impersonator, Lemvis doing a Frank Sinatra tribute at the Harmonie German Club… Read on, dear Reader for the dates and anything else you need to know!


Wednesday 5th Dec

Psycroptic @ the Basment w/Orpheus Omega, Claret Ash and Deprivation EVENT LINK

Mom @ The Basement w/ Sewer Side Show and Charlotte and the Harlotts EVENT LINK

Night Tongue, Happy Axe and Spirit of the Dead @ The Phoenix EVENT LINK

Thursday 6th Dec

National Live Music Awards @ The Phoenix EVENT LINK

Kamelot @ the Basment w/Valhallore EVENT LINK

Marton and Barret @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Friday 7th Dec

Massive @ The Transit w/ Tonk EVENT LINK

Sky Scraper Stan, Burley Griffin, Second Sun, Calum Stenning Band EVENT LINK

Glitoris @ The Basement w/ Brass Knuckle Brass Band, Chud and Los Chavos EVENT LINK 

A Very Musical Christmas @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

The Ratbags (Frank Sinatra Tribute) by Lemvis @ The Harmonie German Club EVENT LINK

Saturday 8th Dec

Moonlover , Kilroy , Peach Lane @ Transit Bar EVENT LINK

Jonathon Devoy @ The Basement EVENT LINK

Robbie Mann (strie Soiree) @ Smiths EVENT LINK | The Djangologists, Gyspy Jazz Projoect EVENT LINK

Tuesday 11th Dec


The Used @ The Basement EVENT LINK