Hey folks! So much all ages goodness is skating round this wonderful winter but I feel I must disappoint you with a lack of theme for this column. It’s alright, you can take a pause to manually close your jaw that has comically dropped to the ground. Geez, you look like ET after he saw his phone bill. Take a deep breath in; you’re going to be OK.
Recovered? Good. You should definitely be in full health for when Thick As Blood, hailing all the way from Miami, USA, make their way to the Axis Youth Centre in Queanbeyan on Tuesday June 19. They are supported by Newcastle band Taken By Force, and if the metal fan in you gave you an awesome gory mental image when you combined the two bands’ names then: a) congratulations! You’re just as weird as me, and b) that’s definitely reason enough to be there, not the awesome music or anything… Tickets are $18.40 and can be booked online at Moshtix.
Just don’t party too hard at Thick As Blood because Sydney metalcore band Buried In Verona come to Tuggeranong Youth Centre on Wednesday June 20. That’s two awesome bands in a row! Buried in Verona released their new album Notorious and are touring nationally to promote it. Their supporting bands are The Plot In You, In Hearts Wake and Silent Screams. Tickets are $23.50 and can be booked online at Moshtix or at Oztix.
Is it Christmas, metal fans? Perth metal band Make Them Suffer are also coming to the Tuggeranong Youth Centre on Wednesday July 4. Supporting bands include Signal The Firing Squad and Resist The Thought. The gig starts at 8pm, and tickets can be bought at the door.
A reminder to all the young and talented musicians out there: you still have time to enter the triple j Unearthed High competition. Upload an original song to their website by Monday July 23 and you could win a lunchtime concert for your school with Bliss n Eso, and the chance to record a song in the triple j studios. Entry info/terms and conditions can be found at www.triplejunearthed.com/unearthedhigh.
Why not embrace the fact that you live in Canberra and it gets very, very cold here? Garema Place is opening its very own 400 square metre ice skating rink again this year from Friday June 29-Sunday July 29. Skating sessions run daily from 10am-9:30pm, with later sessions until 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets start at $12 for concessions and $15 for an adult. Tickets can be booked online at www.inthecitycanberra.com.au.
So folks, that’s all I’ve found on the all ages front for now. Obviously no themed jokes for you but recently I bought a pocket-sized joke book, which imparts pure joy. I chose pocket size so that I could have it handy and easily impress everyone in moments of social awkwardness (so the blurb claims). Try this one out next time things get awkward and tell me if it worked: Why did the Mexican push his wife off the cliff? Tequila.