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 16th -21st Jan

Well things seem to be moving along a little for the Pheonix they’ve raised around half of their $75k goal to so if you’re so inclined to help them out check out their Go Fund Me page and kick in a little

Friday Jan 19th

80’s Tribute night @the Basement We’re still obviously gearing up for the year ahead but we do have one crankin’ 80’s tribute night featuring the talents of various local bands and performers paying tribute to bands such as Motley Cru, Madonna, U2, Guns n Roses, Blondie and heaps more!   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



First up just a quick apology about not getting onto this gig guide yesterday but work …. blah … blah got in the way but that’s alright its Christmas and the gigs are slowing down a bit this week but there’s still a couple of cool little things you can get to if you need to get out of the house…. If anyone’s got anything they want featured be sure to let me know and i’ll put it up here, because I’m sure we must have more than this going on!


Wednesday 20th Dec

SOB Acoustic Night with Jack, Azim, Jamie & Hollis @the Pheonix FB LINK

Thursday 21st Dec

Silentia @ the Basement (Acoustic Rock / Metal covers) FB LINK

Friday 22nd Dec

Metropolis/ Basement Xmas Party @the Basement (Rock / Heavy / Alternate covers) FB LINK


Remember to stay safe over Christmas and Look out for our new years happenings next week! Also Cheers to our webhosts Click on Canberra for hosting this blog, hopefully We’ll get some time to ramp up the design and functionality of the Blog over the quiet time 🙂

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