This Weeks gigs Oct 10th

uproar (uk) live at the pot belly Canberra

Man! What a week! This gigs listings took a while for me to list out because there are so many cool things going on across Canberra across a variety of styles, my pics would have to be the UPROAR (UK punk band) gig at the Pot Belly, Dave Graney at Smiths and the Huge Chaos in the Capital gig at the Basement (be sure to check out their gig page for a full listing) and would you believe it 1927 and Pseudo Echo at the basement on the Friday? What a week! Be sure to get out there and experience something!

 

Wednesday 10th Oct

Out of the Box @ The Phoenix – band night featuring Positive Feedback Loop, Jim Sharrock, Ghost Noises, Box Jelly EVENT LINK

Thursday 11th Oct

Anitpodes – Album Launch @Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Friday 12th Oct

Lower Body Record Launch @ The Phoenix w/ Alien Abduction Fantasy and California Girls EVENT LINK

1927 + Pseudo Echo @The Basement – EVENT LINK

Brass (Porkknuckle) Knuckle Brass Band @Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Egoism, Sketch Jets, Elk Locker, Hopless Youth Group and Lost Coast EVENT LINK

Saturday 13th Oct

Uproar (UK) @ The Pot Belly w/Rukus (wollongong) Abrasive Action (vic) Topnovil (Wollongong) Space Party (ACT) and Shock Treatment (ACT) EVENT LINK

Chaos in the Capital@ The basement – A huge all day fest featuring: Superheist, Talisen, Blissphorous , RedBee and heaps more … For full event rundown be sure to check out the EVENT LINK

Minding Charlie @ The Phoenix 6pm gig EVENT LINK

The Pits, Brother Be, Second Sun, and Black Heart @ The Phoenix 9pm Gig EVENT LINK

Spring Country Music Festival @ Rose Cottage (Benefit for Farmers) EVENT LINK

Magic Rob Universe @Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Kaiit@ Transit Bar EVENT LINK

Sunday 14th Oct

Dave Graney and Mistly @Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

The Flatliners (Can) @Transit Bar w/ Sketch Method and Stolen Youth EVENT LINK

Monday 15th Oct

Bootleg Sessions @ the Phoenix feat: Astro Zombies, C.B Ramones, Sanctuary and Gabby Coates EVENT LINK

Muddy Wolfe @ The Hippo Bar EVENT LINK

 

This weeks gigs Oct 3rd

Another week of awesome gigs coming at you this weekend some good news is that we got the Pot Belly bar opening up again on Thursday nights for jam nights , get up play a couple of tunes and you might get yourselves a couple of pints! Also been hearing on the grape vine that Moby’s in Kippax is doing shows again (not sure what but i’ll try to suss that out too) but my pics for the week would have to be Church of Misery (at the Transit) with local legends Witchskull,  As I destruct and Temtris both touring through the basement on the thrusday and friday respectively ad Stephen Cumming (from aussie rockers the Sports) playing also on the thursday at Smiths!

 

Wednesday 3rd Oct

Lachlan X. Morris, Plastic Plants & The Burley Griffin @ the Phoenix EVENT LINK

Classical Capers @ Smiths EVENT LINK

Thursday 4th Oct

As I Desctruct @ the basement with locals Chasing Nimbus, Reign of Terror and Clarity of Chaos EVENT LINK

Stephen Cummings @ Smiths EVENT LINK

Soundscapes @ Smiths EVENT LINK

Church of Misery @ The Transit bar  w/ Witchskull, Green Amphibian, Lucifungus EVENT LINK

Friday 5th Oct

Temtris @ the basement with supports Talisen, Katana Cartel, and Mattersphere EVENT LINK

RocktoberFest- Slow Dial, Organic Mechanic, AxiomaticT, Dalmacia @ The Phoenix EVENT LINK

Garrat Keto @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Listener (USA) @ The Transit Bar EVENT LINK

Saturday 6th Oct

Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Nirvana Tribute @ The basement EVENT LINK

The New Party, HYMMNN, Nick&Ned + The Boogieboards, The Narcissists, Parrots with Piercingss, Blarkay @ The Phoenix EVENT LINK

Hello Tut @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Rumblir @ The Transit Bar w/Kujo Kings,  the Wumpaz EVENT LINK

Sunday 7th Oct

Tunes in Bloom EVENT LINK

 

This weeks gigs sept 26th

Another week with heaps of gigs catering to all tastes this week! Couple of Highlights this week would have to be Mikelangelo with the Docker River band on at Smiths and if you like your music heavy as hell, American band The Black Dahlia Murder are playing live at the basement tonight (wed) but either way looks like there’s a heap of great stuff on so get out there!

 

Wednesday 26th Sept

The Black Dahlia Murder @The Basement w/ Aborted, Zeolite and Wretch (ACT) EVENT LINK

The Way You Are @ The Phoenix (Single Launch Party) w/ Partly Cloudy EVENT LINK

Thin White Ukes @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Thursday 27th Sept

The Howlers @ The Basement EVENT LINK

Dan MacLean Big Band @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK (early show)

Charm of Finches @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK (late Show)

Friday 28th Sept

Boy Toy (USA) @ the Phoenix w/ Babe Fiasco and The Tugs EVENT LINK

Docker River band with Mikelangelo @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Muddy Wolfe @ Harmonie German Club EVENT LINK

Saturday 29th Sept

Paradise Kitty @ the Basement – American Guns n Roses Tribute band w/ Poison’Us (Sydney Poison tribute band) EVENT LINK

Fire on the Hill @ the Phoenix w/ Owen Campbell EVENT LINK

Super Rats – Romanian Folk band @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

The Dead Maggies @ Transit bar w/ Semen and Garfuckel, Knifey Spooney and Billy Puntton EVENT LINK

Sunday 3oth Sept

Alanna and Alicia @ Smiths (4:30 arvo show) EVENT LINK

Royal Highjinks Afterparty @ Smiths Alternate (7pm show) EVENT LINK

 

 

This weeks gigs Sept 19th!!!

 

Another batch of freshly cooked gigs coming at you this week… And I have to say its a pretty big batch too! This might be the longest gig listing I’ve ever had to do for this page which means there’s a lot of cool gigs on for you people this week … So do yourself a favour and see if you can get yourself out to something this week! You Deserve it! There’s some great stuff on including Metal United down Under which is a simultaneous metal event run across multiple venues around the country (and overseas now, I understand) featuring some great locals and UK punk legends Booze and Glory down at the transit bar both on a Saturday night unfortunately … It’s a shame I can’t afford to get myself cloned. Also if you read this in time and your in the mood for something a little groovier Rumshack (pictured Above) are playing down the Phoenix tonight and they are always great!

Wed 19th Sept

Rumshack @The phoenix w/ Clasho and Paige Black EVENT LINK

Bart Stenhouse and Nigel Date @ Smiths Alternate Bookshop EVENT LINK

Thursday 20th Sept

A Night in Texas @ The Basement w/ supports from Resist the Thought (Syd) and Iconoclast (Perth) EVENT LINK

Michael Griffin @ Smiths Alternate Bookshop EVENT LINK

Friday 21st Sept

Wesley and the Crushers @ The polish Club w/ Local Horror and the Get Downs EVENT LINK

Los Chavos @ The Phoenix EVENT LINK

Megan and the Vegans @ The Transit Bar EVENT LINK

Saturday 22nd Sept

Papa Pilko and the Binrats @ The Phoeix w/ The King Hits and the Tugs EVENT LINK

Metal United Down Under @ The basement Featuring Chud, Clarity of Chaos,  Red Sea and Needledick  EVENT LINK

Black Sabbath Tribute @ The basement w/ Sabbath Bloody Sabbath providing the tunes! EVENT LINK

Booze and Glory (UK) @ the Transit bar w/CockBelch, Shock Treatment and Sketch Methond EVENT LINK

Sunday 23rd Sept

Power Trip @ The Basement w/ supports from Mental Cavity and Shackles EVENT LINK

Monday 25th Sept

Booleg Sessions @ The Phoenix feat: Betty Alto, the New Party, Harrison Lambert and the Heartbreak Party, The Callum Stenning Band EVENT LINK

Wednesday 26th Sept

The Black Dahlia Murder @ The basement w/ supports Aborted, Zeolite and Wretch EVENT LINK

 

This week in gigs! August 8th

As another weekend of gig going and general merriment draws upon us its time to suss out what’s going on this weekend! Here’s what we’ve found:

Pick for the biggest party of the week would have to be Giants of Metal pt 2 at the Basement, these things tend to sell out (or at least come close) so make sure you book in advance if you intend to go!!!

WEDNESDAY 8th Aug:

Charlotte and the Harlot @ Phoenix w/ Ride for Rain, Slow Dial and Lefty

FRIDAY 10th Aug:

Giants of metal @ the Basement: featuring local bands doing covers of metal greats such as Metallica, Slayer, Korn and Black Sabbath EVENT LINK

Tired Minds, Snake Pit, Fatalist, Masochist and Fight Milk @ The Phoenix

Zambezi Sounds @ Smiths Alternative Bookshop EVENT LINK

SATURDAY 11th Aug:

Panik , Clarity of Chaos, Mattershpere and Psionic Tide @ The Basement EVENT LINK

Slagatha Chistie CD Launch @ The Phoenix w/ Turn South, Sarky Bastard and Jamie Leone EVENT LINK 

Motherfunk @ The Transit w/The Wumpaz, Nic Cage and the Bad Seats EVENT LINK

Dane Overtone & The Joy Williams Band @ Smiths Alternate Bookshop EVENT LINK

MONDAY 13th Aug:

Bootleg sessions at the Phoenix EVENT LINK

 

THIS WEEKS GIGS 1st Aug

Another week of awesomeness comin’ at you … And great to see another sold out show at The Basement! There’s some life in our local (touring level) bands yet! Also The waterfront in Moyura is getting into the action once again, providing an excuse to exercise the time honoured tradition of pissing off down the coast for the weekend.

Thursday 2nd August

Viktor Rufus @ Smiths Alternate(jazz) EVENT LINK

Friday 3rd August

Cancer Council Fundrasier @ the Transit Bar feat: Chud, Red Arja, Fatt Controller and Space Party EVENT LINK

The Fuellers @ The Pheonix (Pub Games of Stupidity) EVENT LINK

The Preatures @ The Basement (sold out) EVENT LINK

 

Saturday 4th August

Hiddent intent/ Hostel / Inebriator and Clarity of Chaos @The waterfront hotel, Moyura (Metal gig) EVENT LINK

Regurgitator @ The Basement w/ Glitoris and The Stress of Leisure EVENT LINK

Zackerbilks @ Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

Gen A@ The Transit Bar (Taxonomy CD Launch) with Neon Honey and The Kingstons EVENT LINK

 

 

Monday 6th Aug

Bootleg Sessions @The Pheonix feat: Electric Tommy Johnston, MOG, Mach81, Hannah Blackburn EVENT LINK

 

 

 

 

This weeks gigs July 25th!

Its been a cold week, but that’s OK… its heating up in your local band scene… but there’s still some great gigs on for your bad selves to check out …. My pick of the week is going to the cover bands this week with the IRON MAIDEN and QUEEN bands both taking my picks of the week on the (Thursday and Saturday nights respectively) They’re all well known local musicians putting on great shows that will definitely be worth checking out. Though Rockabilly night at the Old Canberra Inn is looking to be a treat as well! And Get this … something for the kids with a return to gigs at the Woden Youth Centre!!! Yeah!

 

THURSDAY 26th JULY

Live Evil @ The basement (Iron maiden / hard rock/metal tribute band) EVENT LINK

 

FRIDAY 27th  JULY

Los Chavos @at the Phoenix EVENT LINK

WYC band Night @ Woden Youth Centre featuring: Rebecca-Maree, Faceless, Boroky, Hymnn and the New Party EVENT LINK

 

SATURDAY 28th JULY

 

Stone Cold Crazies @ Pot Belly (Fatt Controller doing a Queen Tribute) EVENT LINK

Tijuana Cartel @ The Basment EVENT LINK

Rockabilly Rampage @ The Old Canberra Inn featuring: The Flying Squad (ACT), The Get Downs (ACT) Fuelers (ACT) and West Texas Crude (BRIS) EVENT LINK

GIVE WAY! Minifest @ The Phoenix featuring a huge lineup of bands like Yoko Ohno, Cognisant, Flash Anthem, Black Heart and heaps more (best check the EVENT LINK for more info)

 

THIS WEEKS GIGS (July 18th)

 

Got some great little gigs coming up this week! I think the party of the week gig will be the Monsters of Rock show down at the Hellenic Club, and Polaris at the basement will be ace as well, though only if you already have a ticket as its sold out! Well done Basement!  Anyway still heaps of other things to see if you weren’t in early so get out amongst it this week!

WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY:

Carb on Carb at the Pheonix w/ Plastic Plants and Dog Name EVENT LINK

FRIDAY 20th JULY:

Zambezi Sounds at the Pheonix – African Music EVENT LINK

Polaris at the Basement (EVENT HAS SOLD OUT) EVENT LINK

Melbourne Cans at the Basement with the Tropes and Dalmacia EVENT LINK 

SATURDAY 21st JULY:

Phenomenal Women in Song at Austrian-Australian Club in Mawson – Fundraiser for the White Ribbon Group EVENT LINK

Lathams Grip at the pheonix w/ Brother Be, String Elephants and Hopeless Youth Group EVENT LINK

Monsters of Rock at the Hellenic Club Woden – Covers gig featuring bands playing tunes by Poison, INXS, Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi EVENT LINK

Toehider and Troldhaugen at the Basement 10th Anniversary tour! EVENT LINK

SUNDAY 22nd JULY

Key Grip at Smiths Alternate EVENT LINK

 

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEKS GIGS 20-27th FEB!

Another huge week for the heavier side of things this week with Israeli band Viscera Trail and English Metal legends Venom making their first ever trips to Australia! Also intererstingly enough the first gig I’ve ever heard of at the Food Co-op in Action this could be interesting too!

Tuesday 20th Feb

Viscera Trail @the basement w/ Terravorous and Blight Worms (only $10 entry)  FB LINK

Wednesday 21st Feb

Acoustic Pints @the Pheonix with Jim Dusty, Beth Monzo, PJ Johnson and Kopasetic

A Southern Jaunt @the Basement featuring Talisen / Mattersphere / Odysseus Reborn / Symptoms Persist / Cognisant

Thursday 22nd Feb

Venom inc (UK) @the basement … Legendary metal band that influenced Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer first time Down Under w/ Desecrator  and local lads Reign of Terror FB LINK

Friday 23rd Feb

Black Swamp / flaming Wreckage @the basement with Maris King and Deprivation FB LINK

Los Chavos @the Pheonix

Saturday 24th Feb

The King Hits and the Feullers @the Pheonix 

Big Birthday Bash @ The basement Lions of the underground / Reign of terror / Lycanthrope / Cockbelch / Path of victory / Terravorous / Black mountain / Eviserate the crown FB LINK

Wednesday 28th Feb

Acoustic Soup @the Food Co-op (Kingsley st Acton) with Kopasetic, Michael Misa, and Tom Brodrick

 

THIS WEEKS GIGS

Well… This week the Front Bar / Cafe  in Lyneham is changing hands …. Though I get the feeling that has already happned so you’ll have to get along there soon and see what the new owners have in store for the place….  was a cool little joint, though I have to confess I didn’t get out there much, it was cool the few times I did go there.

In other news Smiths Alternate Bookstore seem to be about to expand over the newsagent that used to be next door, I like this venue and I like what Nigel does, great to see it getting bigger and better! Kudos!

This week doesn’t seem to be a lot going on except for METAL!!! Both happening at the basement of course and both internationally recognised bands that are sure stop those metal cravings if you’re that way inclined

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WEDNESDAY 14th

NeObliviscaris (vic) Circles and Immorium @The Basement FB LINK

Tim McMillan and Rachel Snow @Smiths FB LINK

THURSDAY 15th 

Cattle Decapitation (USA) Psychroptic (tas) with Wretch @the  basement FB LINK