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Welcome to Culturazi #139
Domus Adultus Tonight with Special Guest!
Domus Adultus, the new CMC weekly night of music at Hippo Bar that kicked off spectacularly (excuse the hyperbole, but it was pretty damn good) last Thursday, continues this week and forever after, except for the week after next (12th Feb) where there was a pre-booked show associated with the Fringe Festival. Just a minute ago we discovered The Bionic Hearts’ bionics had failed, leaving us an act short for the night, and were all ‘woe is me’ and ‘spreckle ma cuckfard’ but along comes Alison Procter to pick up a barbecue for some event this weekend and she saves the day by agreeing she’ll probably be able to swing by (as if she had not enough other things to do) and sing a few songs, possibly even with our man, Drummer Dan, her beau and soon to be hubby who can, it is rumoured, play a bit of stretched goatskin or somesuch. Awesome. And a last chance for any remaining hopefuls to blag a root with Ms Procter before she weds. I’ll see you in the queue.
Fringe of the Fringe
The Fringe Festival, which sits on the fringe of some other festival, is in danger of becoming so big it needs a fringe in its own right. Maestro Jorian Gardner has picked all the high hanging fruit, the creme de la creme, the top of the barrel and the tips of the popes’ noses to present what promises to be a sumptuous feast of the senses, and as far as I can tell, aside from the king of fatuousness himself (Mssr. Grainey), it’s all local. If not, the first Monday night of the Fringe is definitely all local acts, it being run by the CMC… but that’s enough self promotion…
Casual Projects Ejectus
There’s a lot of stuff happening at the Fringe Festival, including, count ‘em, five bloomin’ CD launches, but if you’re fond of farewells (and no I’m not talking about the Cashews who have already had three and have at least a dozen other farewell/last gig/last chance to blag a root occasions lined up this month or so), local punk/pop/ska maestros Casual Projects are playing their last show as a Canberra band there on Sat 7th amongst an awesome line-up of local talent. Don’t believe the Fringe web site which steadfastly insists they’re playing on Sunday, I have it straight from the donkey’s a**e that they’re on on Saturday night.
Singing is Good for You
Do you love to sing? Would you like to learn how to make the most of your voice to sing the music you love?
Music For Everyone presents an innovative group tuition program, SINGING – Rock, Pop, Jazz. Develop your natural voice and learn the basic techniques for singing rock, pop, jazz and other contemporary styles, in an enjoyable and supportive group class environment.
Running on Tuesdays in school terms, there are classes for adults and NEW for 2009 a youth class for ages 14 to 17 years. No previous experience necessary to join this program.
To find out more, come along with your voice to a FREE Come & Try Session Tuesday 3 February at the Ainslie Arts Centre Elouera St Braddon: there’s a free session for youth at 5pm and for adults at 6pm. Term 1 classes start the following week on Tuesday 10 February.
WHAT: Free Come & Try sessions for Singing Contemporary style: Rock, Pop, Jazz
WHEN: Tue 3 February - Session for Youth 14yrs-17yrs at 5pm; Session for Adults at 6pm
WHERE: Ainslie Arts Centre (old Ainslie Public School), corner of Elouera St & Donaldson St Braddon
WHO: Anyone who loves to sing and would like to learn how to sing their best!
COST: Free for Come and Try Session. Term 1 fees $165 plus annual MFE membership
This is where you can pick up free tickets to shows around town, but in return you have to write a short review of the show. Send a reply email (email@example.com) quoting the indicated text to win:
Domus Adultus @ Hippo, Alison Procter, Ted Conrick, Manouche a Trois, Briony Wills. Thursday, 8pm-midnight, $7/5 (members)(one double pass, email ‘Homus Corruptus’)
Del Ray @ The Merry Muse, 8pm, $15/12 (two singles, email ‘Del Ray’)
David Hyams & The Miles to Go Band @ Folkus, with KarismaKatz. 7.30pm, $23/$18 (one double, email ’500 Miles’)
Need a noogle? Got findles that need fondling? Gertifieds is good. It’s free. Take advantage of it.
|Thursday 29th January|
|Friday 30th January|
The Missing Lincolns Album Launch @ The Front
Nice Verde’s @ The Pot Belly
|Saturday 31st January|
Nice Shoes @ Hippo
Panta Rei Fusion Dance & Hand Drumming @ Civic Library
1-2pm 0405 638 910
|Sunday 1st February|
Legless @ The Hush Lounge
Rock School Concert @ National Museum
|Monday 2nd February|
The Bootleg Sessions @ The Phoenix
The Amazing Brainboy, Ray Alferink, Red Fire Roses, Dhopec, The Feldons. 8pm, free
|Tuesday 3rd February|
The Bridge Between @ Filthy McFaddens
The Big O @ ANUBar
Ben Lee, Bluejuice, Yves Klein Blue, Cassette Kids. $55.25+
Climate Day Action Summit @ Parliament House
|Wednesday 4th February|
|Thursday 5th February|
Just Bands , BMA, ANU Gig Guide, Increase (indy/hard core gigs), the Merry Muse program, The Folkus Room, RiotACT (DIY gig guide on Thursdays), Punk ACT, People Against Non-eventful Times, Canberra Jazz, Birds Love Fighting , MITACT, The Canberra Blues Society and Let’s Create.
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