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January 31, 2015

5 Things for the Weekend

30/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Sadly folks, we’re faced with an old-fashioned two-day weekend. Sigh. Still, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening. As always in the summer months, Canberra is killing it with plenty to see and do in the warm, warm weather. Enjoy! ___________________ 1. RAW Artists at Belconnen Arts Centre Friday from 7.30pm. If you’re new to Canberra, don’t be deceived by the wide avenues and artificial lake. You barely need to scratch the surface to discover a world of adventurous artists and amazing performers.


Groovin' the Moo 2015

28/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Here it is! The first big festival news of the year. The gang at Groovin' the Moo have just released the first line-up for their show at University of Canberra on Sunday 3 May 2015. undoubtedly there will be more to come, but this is a brilliant start to one of the best festivals doing the rounds. A$AP FERG(USA) BALL PARK MUSIC BROODS(NZ) CARMADA CHARLI XCX(UK) THE DANCING ACCOUNTANT THE DELTA RIGGS DMA'S FLIGHT FACILITIES HERMITUDE HILLTOP HOODS HOT DUB TIME MACHINE MEG MAC NORTHLANE ONE DAY PEACE (UK) PEACHES (CAN) PHIL JAMIESON THE PREATURES


Interview with The Beautiful Girls

26/01/2015 by Jen Taylor

Surely Mat McHugh must be getting tired of being asked about his solo work vs. The Beautiful Girls. To be clear, there is little difference between the two except for the name - Mat is the sole mind behind it all. Yet, he decided to release his latest album Dancehall Days under the name The Beautiful Girls, which he retired back in 2012. If the two are so alike, what does the name even mean anymore?


WIN Bottle Service for You and 9 Friends at Tongue & Groove!

19/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

FR Events is hosting DJ ZANNON in another insane instalment of ILLUMINATE at Tongue and Groove on Saturday, January 31! ZANNON is a master of 'mash up', boasting both national & international bookings which has launched him into the ARIA Charts and gained him a reputation for delivering high energy sets. Special guests FRANCO, and locals ELDRED & Rawson will also be on hand to deliver the ILLUMINATE atmosphere you have grown to love.


5 Things to Do This Weekend

16/01/2015 by OutinCanberra

Canberra is in full swing this weekend, with a cool and comfortable couple of days making a very busy Canberra easy to enjoy. Here's our pick of the coming days. 1. Beer Tasting at The Durham Castle Arms Saturday at midday and 7.00pm. Beer lovers unite! Nail Brewery and The Durham Castle Arms link up once more for an informal four-course beer and food matching lunch and dinner. Delicious!


Paper Lions - Live at Transit Bar

12/01/2015 by Jen Taylor

It’s always fun to have international acts grace Transit Bar with their presence, and we were particularly lucky to have Canadian indie pop band Paper Lions swing by on the last performance of their Australian tour. The night featured an abundance of Fender guitars, vocal reverb and a whole lot of talent.


5 Things for the Weekend

09/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Welcome back fro 2015. Here's to another great year in Canberra. There's no such thing as a 'sleepy January' anymore. Here's the best on for this weekend. Enjoy! 1. James Turrell at National Gallery of Australia From 11.00am every day. You’ve heard this from us before, but JUST GO AND SEE IT. There’s pretty much nothing (apart from the leftovers from Jim Morrison’s pockets) that can prepare you for the sensory overload that is James Turrell’s masterful manipulation of light.


A Newbie's guide to Canberra's live music

05/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Have you just moved to Canberra? Let’s face it: this isn’t the easiest place in the world to live if you’re into live music, however there is an awesome scene here that covers a broad range of styles. Long-time residents have dealt with the reality that while we are almost big enough to host major acts, most promoters assume Canberrans will simply drive up the road in order to get their fix of whichever international act is touring the country. That’s just the way it is.


Summer Days in The Garden Bar

18/12/2014 by OutInCanberra

It’s a beautiful scene. You take your cocktail from the well-dressed waiter and sit yourself by the water’s edge. Soaking up the warm sun, you run your fingers through the surface of the water feature and immediately notice the contrast in temperature to the warm summer air. Sipping from your drink, you feel cool and refreshed… the worries of the world seem a million miles away.


The 10 Best Live Music Moments for 2014 - Part 2

17/12/2014 by Jen Taylor

Have no doubt about it, Jen Taylor know how to rock. As OutInCanberra's resident music critic, it's odd not to find her out a few nights a week taking in the sweetest sounds in Canberra's live music scene. We asked Jen what here favourite moments were for 2014 - not necessarily the best gigs, but those moments - sometimes fleeting - where the moment becomes magical. You can read the first half of her list here. So, in her own words, here are Jen's Top Ten for 2014.