Category: Gig Reviews

Vera Blue, Thandi Phoenix, Lakyn @ Academy, Friday July 28

Vera Blue, Thandi Phoenix, Lakyn @ Academy, Friday July 28

I’m not much for clubs, so I hadn’t stepped foot inside Academy before Friday night. “It’s nicer than I imagined ...

X, Young Docteurs, Kill Dirty Youth @ Transit Bar, Saturday July 22

Towards the end of a scorching set from hardened Australian rock ‘n’ roll band X, I momentarily stepped outside and ...
You Am I, Hoodoo Gurus @ Canberra Theatre, Friday July 21

You Am I, Hoodoo Gurus @ Canberra Theatre, Friday July 21

“Not that it’s a competition or anything,” Tim Rogers made the call during You Am I’s set. With two classic ...
Clare Bowen, Timothy James Bowen @ Canberra Theatre Centre, Wednesday July 5

Clare Bowen, Timothy James Bowen @ Canberra Theatre Centre, Wednesday July 5

Timothy Bowen’s appearance on the stage on the dot of 7:30pm was low key. This unassuming young man, brother of Clare ...
Georgia Fields + Phia, Melanie Horsnell @ Smith’s Alternative, Thursday July 13

Georgia Fields + Phia, Melanie Horsnell @ Smith’s Alternative, Thursday July 13

The chilly nights of Canberra call for warm, cosy venues with warming drinks like red wine and whisky and, of ...
Toxicon @ The Basement, Saturday July 8

Toxicon @ The Basement, Saturday July 8

Presented by Shananigan’s Entertainment, six local and three interstate bands performed to an intimate crowd of 75 attendees. Primitive (Melb) ...
Shoeb Ahmad, Wives, Naif @ Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, Saturday July 8

Shoeb Ahmad, Wives, Naif @ Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, Saturday July 8

The night began, unlike almost any other gig review in these pages, with a panel discussion involving the three bands ...
Cable Ties, Moaning Lisa, Slagatha Cristie @ The Phoenix, Saturday July 8

Cable Ties, Moaning Lisa, Slagatha Cristie @ The Phoenix, Saturday July 8

Cable Ties are the best band I’ve seen at The Phoenix since Destrends last visited us. This was proper punk, ...
Bay City Rollers @ Southern Cross Club, Thursday June 29

Bay City Rollers @ Southern Cross Club, Thursday June 29

Rollermania swept through the Southern Cross Club on Thursday June 29 with three generations of tartan-donned Bay City Rollers fans ...
Hoodlum Shouts, Agency, Marlon Bando, Petre Out @ Lobrow Bar, Saturday June 24

Hoodlum Shouts, Agency, Marlon Bando, Petre Out @ Lobrow Bar, Saturday June 24

Compared to the frantic, guitar heavy assaults that were to come later in the night, Petre Out’s solo acoustic guitar ...