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



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

Also just wanted to say things seem to be going well at this here old blog! If you’re involved in the Canberra Music industry and want to advertise your big gig, venture or business with us mesg us on our facebook page,,,, rates are really cheap and we’ve got a pretty focused group of followers who actually do tend to go out to shows, reading this!~ Canberra gigs on Facebook 


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

Tim McMillan and Rachel Snow @Smiths FB LINK


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

GIGS THIS WEEK 24 Jan 31st jan

Well… looks like Canberra is starting to fire up after a really slow summer break …. Also we’ve got news that the Monaro Tavern (250 Canberra Ave) outside the Short Stay Accomadation are about to start putting on shows…. If you’re keen just go in there and have a word to Stewie (he’s  pretty approachable bloke) and see if you can get something started!!! I just went in there earlier this arvo and they’re pretty open about what kind of bands performers they’re willing to take and happy to kick the bands a few dollars and free entry on the door to play.


Rock or Be Rocked (Rock Cover band) at the C3 Family Bar and Bistro (Calwell club I assume??) FB LINK

Save the Pheonix @the Pheonix featuring Mikelangelo (he is awesome btw) , Brass Knuckle BB, and East Row Rabble FB LINK

SAT 27th JAN

Defenstration, Wrong, Chud, Blightworms (and some band whose logo is so gosh darn metal i can’t even read it) at The Front Cafe in Lyneham – This will be interesting to see how an extreme metal gig goes in a suburban cafe FB LINK

Aussie Bangers and Mosh … Feat: Lions of the Underground, Kitten Hurricane, Scavenger Become, The Maybe List, Prophecies, Reliqua … Heavier Stuff @ The Basement FB LINK

MON 29th JAN

Wandering Ghosts, Renegade Peacock, Second Sun, Hence the Testbed @The Pheonix FB LINK



THIS WEEKS GIGS 09 Jan – 14th Jan

Hello Lovelies!

Hope we all had a refreshing Christmas and New Years Break, but time to get back into it now with this weeks gig guide but first some rather troubling news…. The Phoenix Bar in Civic’s East Row is in a fair bit trouble… Seems they’ve spent a lot of money fixing up their premises and as a result have fallen behind on their rent. (It’s of course a lot more complex than that but best get the full story off their publicity team) They have a meeting at 5:30 tonight (which i know will be too short notice for many of you to do much about) but keep an eye on their facebook page and if there’s anything you can do to help, even if its just having a cheeky pint on your way home whist waiting in the interchange for your bus it will all help.


Other than that it seems to be a fairly quiet on week for canberra in the gig sense but i’ll have a more serious look to see if i can find anything worth mentioning gig wise …or feel free to send me something through the facebook page

SAT 13th FEB

Trollfest @ The basement – Featuring Trollfest (norway) Trolhaugen (brisbane) and Valhalore (Wollongong) An epic night of medieval themed Metal!  FB LINK

Transit bar showcasing Wesley and the Crushers, Local Horror, Blissphorous, and BetaBlockers


GIGS THIS WEEK 27th Nov – 4th Dec

Another Great week of gigs is upon us!


Bootleg Sessions @ the Pheonix Feat: Bleach it Clean, Mog, Guyy & The Fox and Ella Hunt FB LINK


Sarah McLeod (ex Superjesus) @ the basement FB LINK


Monsters of Rock @Rose Cottage (cover band doing hard rock/metal favourates) FB LINK

Red City, Jones the Cat, Bleach it Clean, Aloise @ The Front FB LINK


Gilby Clarke (ex- Guns n Roses) @ the basement FB LINK


The Original Wailers (Bob Marley’s old band) @ the basement FB LINK