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Sat 10 JuneWinter Starlight Adventure with Chris Endrey
4.45 - Come and snare a good spot
5:15 - Watch sun over yonder mountains
5:30 - Endrey
6:30 - Hashemoto
7:30 - Applaud and return into the long night
At Mt Stromlo Observatory
Sat 10 Jan - Some Velvet Morning with none other than
James Fahy! As we always like it, a relaxed Saturday arvo, starting at 4pm. Can't wait!
Fri 28 Feb - The Front Gallery and Cafe with the fabulous
gorgeous mellilfluous Pete Wild. Bec is going to start the night with some solo piano. Mad piano sesh at the Front! That does not happen often enough: $10/15. 
Sun 30 March - Old Parliament House - a lazy Sunday
afternoon out the front soaking in some classic Canberra 1:30-3:30pm
Wed 9 April - Smith's Alternative
Wed 20 Feb - ANU sustainability day. Daytime
acousticness at 12.30 with Jason Recliner.
Friday 14 Feb  - first show at the very first West Bank
Festival! Yep, I got to open the festival. 
Wed 5 Feb - Smith's Alternative with Freyja's Rain.
Sat 2 Nov - Gum Tree Hop at the Botanical Gardens.
Wed 8 Aug - Smith's Alternative CMC night.
Sat 12 July - an afternoon gig in sunny Central Tilba!
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  • With the fun machine!!!
  • the Blue Hall, Central Tilba
  • 3pm start
  • Entry by donation
Sat 12 July - nightime gig in Candelo! Yep, there's more
Saturday. Well race to Candelo to play in the town that is the heart of so many muical things. We've been dying to for ages and, did I mention we get to play with the funmachine AND Josh Wellington?
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  • With the fun machine!!!
  • With Josh Wellington!!
  • At the Town Hall
  • 7.30pm start
  • $20/15
Mon 22 July - Phoenix bar bootleg.
So, we've never played the Phoenix before, at least not in this band. It's about time!
We're supporting bears with guns and the night will be opened by our favourites the burley griffin. HOT.
Wed 7 August - the CMC presents, at Smiths bookshop.
Alright! Supported by the CMC. I have been to a bunch of Smith's Wednesday nights and loved every one of them. 
21-28 November  - Anthology... a microcosm of a city.
We'll be doing the soundscape for a theatrical journey through the Canberra Railway Museum. Preproduction is going great guns and this is shaping up to be a fantastic show. Come check it out!
Wed 12 June - Smiths Alternative with Sanjiva
29 March-1 April - National Folk Festival. 
Tue 12 March - Open rehearsal at Lonsdale St Traders
Sun 10 March - Durras Progress Hall, South Durras, 3pm
Sun 13 March - Local Gold guerilla gig. Beautiful photos!
Thurs 21 Feb - ANU sustainability day - Union courtyard.
Sat 17 Feb - Backyard baccenalia.
Thurs 13 Dec - Smiths Alternative Bookstore
With Conrad Lenz and Tom Woodward.
Nov 30-Dec 3 - corinbank. Yeah CORINBANK!!!
Wed 28 Nov - Acoustic soup night
Sat 4 Nov - The Front with Mechanical Pterodactyl and
Monro Melano. Check it here.and on facebook.
Fri 19 Oct - No Hausfrau CD launch.
The Polish Club from 7.00pm $15/10/8 with
Lavers, Hashemoto, Beth and Ben.
Check out the EP at: the nohausfrau bandcamp page
Sun 14 Oct - National Portrait Gallery at the BIG DRAW
Sun 15 July - Corinbank unplugged at Honkytonks
4pm at Honkytonks, Garema Pl in the city.
Wed 11 July - Smiths Alternative Bookshop from 7.30.
Bec is heading OS for 6 months so we thought we'd book one last bash. Come and hear:
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  • Word from Ellie Malbon
  • Sam King solo!
  • Word from Rosanna Stevens and Chloe Wilson
  • Finnished of with Hashemoto...
Deadset, it's going to be lovely. Entry by donation.
Thurs 5 July - The Front with Jason Recliner
Part of the Front's 7th birthday bash!
Wed 20 June - Acoustic Soup at the ANU food co-op.
From 6.30pm.
Sat 2 June - The Sam Sessions. Check out the
facebook event. We're playing with Dr Stovepipe, The Ellis Collective and Mr Fibby.
Doors at 7.30, $15
Thurs 17 May - with the Wedded Bliss at the Front.
Sunday 13 May - Private function at the food co-op.
Sunday 6 May - two shows at the Front
At 2pm in the afternoon the Jason Recliner, Canberra's most comfortable rockers, will help us fill the gallery with sweet acoustic sounds. At 7.30 in the evening we'll play with the Burley Griffin

Check out the flyer:
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Sunday 29 April - the Stromlo Palais
We're heading again to the top of Mount Stromlo to play with the Mr Fibby. We'll play at the site of the Yale-Columbia telescope as the sun sets over the Brindies.
BBQ provided by the CMC. We hope.
Bring the kids and some

Starts 3pm, entry by donation.
Head away from Canberra along the Cotter Rd
Turn right onto the Mount Stromolo Rd
Follow to the top.  
Look out for the piano at the Yale-Columbia telescope site.
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14 April 7:30pm - Northcote Uniting Church Hall with
Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens and Joe Oppenheimer. Here is a google link so you can find it. The hall is behind the church, so walk round the back.
31 March - Earth Hour guerrilla gig. 7pm with James Fahy.
Venue TBA.
23-25 March - Yackandandah folk festival
Digging for gold in the foothills of the Stanley. One of the prettiest places out, we're going to have a lovely weekend.
Mon 12 March 12.30pm - the youarehere festival with the
cashews. Whom I love. Even better, this one is the festival's secret gig that no one knows about! 
2-4 March - Corinbank. Well... the consolation party at
the Polish club was awesome. And a rescheduled Corinbank is happening in December Check it out.
Fri 17 Feb - we have finally landed the holy grail of house
gigs, at the house of recliners. Yes, a house gig at the house of recliners, with the worlds most entertaining hosts, Jeff and Chris and playing with Jason Recliner  
7.30 till late... (the Jason Recliner rocks)
Email us for details.
Sat Nov 12 - Backyard baccanalia
First baccy for the season and a celebration of five years of backyard sonic sensations! A canberra musicians club event.
Fri Oct 28 - House gig at Dan's with the Cashews.
This is going to be about the nicest night of house gig warmness ever. Numbers are always limited at a house gig, so you'll need to RSVP to Here's the flyer:
21-25 April 2011 National Folk Festival - in the fringe tent.
At the folk festival Bec and Alby both played the piano at the same time and it sounded huge. Peope were lining up to see it:

And here's Bec and Al playing:

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Oct 28, 29 and 30  - we're playing some music for
the fabulous Min Mae's show Still Standing at the
Street Theatre. Still Standing combines live music with Min's distinctive approach to theatre, with performances from Jordan Best, Alison McGregor and Michael Ellis.  

Tix $15/20 at or call
6247 1223.
Mon Oct 11 - ANU School of Music 
Sat Sept 25 -  Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens album launch
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Wed Aug 11 - we're going to drop into the food co-op
for acoustic soup night. 6.30-9.30 and we're hoping to be allowed to play at about 8.
Acoustic soup is here: food co-op
Sat 24 July - Macgregor Hall with The Fuelers, Rafe,
Sun 11 July - The Front supporting, on their way around
the country, Ducks in the Mud.
Sat 3 July - The Ripple Effect. Backing the fabulous Sanji
De Silva. Fundraiser for Abundant Water Check it out here: the ripple effect
Sat 26 June - Northcote Uniting Church Hall
With our friends The Cacophony Society and
Eugene Holcombe
Sun 6 June - The Sunday Sunsets at the Front 
With Mr Fibby
Sun 30 May - Durras Progress Hall, South Durras, 2pm
Inaugural concert for the new Yamaha U3 piano. 
Wed 26 May - Secret House Gig at Paul's with the Night
Sun 16 May - the Northside Community fair, about 11am.
Sun 18 April - the Front, from 8pm $10.
Supporting the fabulous Lucky Wonders. Have a listen here: myspace link
Sun 28 March - the Stromlo Palais
We're heading to the top of Mount Stromlo to play with the ellis collective: It'll be a guaranteed nice nice time. 

Here's a link to the poster that Damo made:

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Sat 20 March DNA Studio Gorman House - The Saturday Set
A live recording with audience, featuring 13 of Canberra's best acoustic acts in a black box.
A Canberra Musician's Club  event.