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November 26, 2015


03/11/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Last weekend University of Canberra played host to its annual music festival spectacular, Stonefest 2008. With the unveiling of a newly positioned ‘superstage,’ a juicy all star line up and 40 years securely tucked under its belt, Stonefest saw thousands of oversized sunglass clad indie kids run through gates over Friday 31st and Saturday 1st November. It all kicked off at 7.30pm on Friday and shot through the night, with TZU, Regurgitator, Blue King Brown, and heaps more. French trash remix star, Alan Braxe, had sweaty bodies worshiping the bass robot style right up to 4am.


Get Trackside

28/10/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Set times released!!! It’s bigger. It’s better. It’s back. Canberra’s grandest licensed all ages event returns for its sophomore year, with enough exciting artists and extra attractions to prove that lightning can indeed strike twice in the same place. More acts, more rides, more bars, more stalls, more attractions, more excitement.


Spicks and Speck-tacular

27/10/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

It’s back! The Spicks and Speck-tacular has played to more than 85,000 fans across this wide and broadly speaking brown land over the last year. As an early Christmas treat, Adam Hills, Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst will be hitting the road one more time! So if you live in or around Canberra, now’s your chance to see them live on stage. Spicks and Specks has been a runaway hit for the ABC with more than 1.4 million Australians tuning into ABC TV every Wednesday to unleash their inner music nerd.


Designing love for Little Dove

27/10/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

In its second year, the Jester Ball will transform the Albert Hall on Friday 21st November, into a playground of art, swishing skirts, debauchery and whacky masked brilliance. With the addition of Little Dove Theatre Art and 'fashion' to the Jester Ball line up, the evening promises to showcase a plethora of fresh talent and wearable eye candy – never before seen. Five young Canberran designers will be unveiling their new designs on the night, all inspired by the concept of love and the Little Dove Theatre Art.


Stonefest turns 40!

23/10/2008 by Rebecca Darman

Get ready to rock at this year’s Stonefest, as the festival celebrates its 40th Birthday, and what a big birthday bash it’s going to be, with headline acts Grinspoon and the Dandy Warhols. The line up starts on Friday October 31st at 7.30pm, running well into the morning, with doors re-opening on Saturday at 11.30am for Day 2 of the spring music fiesta. Held at the University of Canberra, Stonefest is recognised as one of the longest running festivals in the country and will feature local, interstate and international talents.


Little Wings soar

20/10/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberra’s young directors, actors and film industry professionals came together for the grand final of the Canberra Short Film Festival, on Saturday 18th at Dendy Cinema. The final featured the top films as voted by the audience from the previous nights. The selection included an impressive array of films from 5 categories; Schools, Youth, Canberra, National and Music Video, with drama and dark story lines a popular theme. The winning films from each category were then decided by a panel of judges.


Under $10 @ Lunch

14/10/2008 by Kylie O'Connell

If you are one of those people who put a twenty in your wallet and let it disappear, then you are in need of a hearty, cheap lunch. It’s unlikely you’ll forget what you spent your money on when both your bank and your belly are satisfied alike. We’re fans of convenience, a society addicted to ease. Of course the ideal routine would include taking lunch to work everyday but most people don’t have the time.


Char-grill to you

10/10/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Figtree Café at Rydges Capital Hill has launched a special char-grill event ‘Char-grill to you,’ offering a selection of prime cuts from the char grill- accompanied by all the fresh salads, succulent roast vegetables and condiments you can eat. Located in Barton, and away from the bustle of city, you'll feel relaxed in Rydges Capital Hill's laid back environment.


Jazz Fridays 'on London'

09/10/2008 by Tara Nichols

As the weather heats up and the social season nears, Xchange on London provides the perfect atmosphere for those Friday evening drinks. With the launch of their Live Jazz Fridays, there’s no better time to send around an office email, call your friends and head to Xchange for smooth jazz and relaxation, good conversation, great tapas, pizza and wine -the perfect way to kick start the weekend. Running from 5 – 9pm every Friday, Xchange is set to be bustling with laid back vibes and great live jazz all Summer.


The Potbelleez, anything but a cliché

03/10/2008 by Sarah Malone

With two epic singles, ‘Don’t Hold Back’, and ‘Are You With Me?’ already behind them this year and the sky as their limit, The Potbelleez are unquestionably one of Australia’s hottest and most in-demand dance acts right now. The Potbelleez are DJ-producers Dave Goode and Jonny Sonic, sassy singer/MC Blue, and vocalist Ilan Kidron and combine ridiculous punchy electro-laced beats, guitar-licked sonics and captivating melodies to deliver a unique offering that had Rolling Stone magazine proclaiming them as “the fastest rising stars of the dance scene”.