Gigs May 4-6
James and the Giant Peach. Photo: Supplied
The Front: Jack Carty with Patrick James
Two releases, national and international tours, festival dates, supports for the likes of Matt Corby, Husky, Joshua Radin, Brett Dennen & Ingrid Michaelson, a MusicOZ Award, appearances at SXSW and numerous “Best Of 2011” list’s (for Debut album ‘One Thousand Origami Birds’) means Jack Carty is definitely one to see in 2012. Saturday, 8pm, The Front Gallery, Wattle Street, Lyneham
Raiders Club, Belconnen: Angry Anderson
Former Rose Tattoo frontman-turned-philanthropist-turned-politician Angry Anderson will be putting aside the manila folders this Saturday night for an evening of hard-edged blues rock action. Backing him will be gun guitarist James Southwell and his band. Saturday, $35. 7.30pm, Raiders Club, Belconnen. Ph: 6254 1044
Zierholz, UC: Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front and Toe To Toe
One of the most influential bands in the history of heavy music, New York's Sick Of It All, are celebrating their 25th year as a band. This Saturday they journey to Canberra where they will be joined by a band just as influential, Agnostic Front. Since 1982, Agnostic Front has been amongst the most venerable and notorious outcasts of the New York hardcore movement. Rounding out the bill is Sydney's Toe To Toe. Over nearly two decades the tale to Toe To Toe has been rooted in survival, struggle and conviction. Forming at a time when many felt real hardcore punk rock had enjoyed its day the band rallied against trends and reared up in the face of fashion to become Sydneys proudest exponents of a form of music that remains well and truly on the outside.
The Street Theatre, Acton: Henry Rollins
For better than a quarter century, Henry Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and without a microphone, as a solitary traveller with insatiable curiosity bypassing the resorts in favour of places like Siberia and Senegal, or Burma and Bangladesh. His curiosity and hunger for experienced based knowledge, teamed with his willingness to travel, his no-holds-barred delivery of his opinions and observations, and wicked sense of humour make him one of the most inspiring and interesting commentators / entertainers of a generation. Sunday 8pm, Street Theatre, Childers Street.