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The Chronicle Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Melbourne comedian Adam Rozenbachs will the main drawcard at
Canberra's first monthly Uni Pub Comedy Club night on Friday.
Melbourne comedian Adam
Rozenbachs will headline Canberra s
first monthly Uni Pub Comedy Club
night on Friday.
After selling out his Canberra debut
show last year at Civic Pub,
Rozenbachs is returning to the capital.
The stand-up comedian has many
strings to his bow.
He is a regular at The Melbourne
International Comedy Festival, often
on radio and television and was a 2009
Cleo batchelor of the year nominee.
Rozenbachs shows points out
annoying things which creep into our
everyday lives, but people don t
Like in cafes now, we all have to
sit around a communal table, he said.
I just want to step back and say
Why are we all doing this?
A few recent near-death experiences
will add a bit of drama to Rozenbachs
set and serve as a timely reminder not
to mess with peanut allergies and
Spoiler alert, I lived, he said.
It wasn t like they were hidden in
a dish, I was actually drunk at a
wedding in Bali and ate peanuts from
The moment I knew I was going to
live I thought this is 10 minutes of
material which is great . Comedians
are always looking for stuff like that so
I ll probably join ISIS next year.
Rozenbachs said he was thrilled to
headline the first of the Uni Pub
comedy nights as they not only
enabled him to gig, but gave upcoming
acts good "flying hours".
This Friday s Uni Pub Comedy
Club night will be hosted by comedian
Support acts include Chris Ryan,
Danny Bensley, Craig Harvey and
Comedy ACT s Dave Graham said
there was enough appetite to keep the
night running on an ongoing basis.
"In Canberra, catching comedy is a
thing you go and do now, just like in
Sydney or Melbourne," he said.
"Rather than sit in front of the TV,
we hope people will come out in the
city have some dinner and watch some
"We are going to run it until
November and next year we hope Uni
Pub will be a venue for the Canberra
Doors open at 7.30pm. Show
from 8pm to 10pm.
Tickets $20 online at
trybooking.com/137503 or $22 at
the door on the night.
ARTIST: DANIEL JOHNS/ALBUM: TALK
Grungy singer Johns becomes credible solo artist
There has never been any doubt about
Daniel Johns musical ability and his
metamorphosis as a solo artist with
soul is complete.
There are none of Silverchair s
vigorous riffs to find here, but guitar
free electro-pop and Johns still classic
His emotional, bruising lyrics
remain and his natural tendency to
emote is intact.
With about 15 songs on Talk, it is
rather long and therefore a bit
repetitive in parts. But there is no
doubting John s ingenuity and
capacity to change.
Any artist in the soul business must
be in awe: the once grungy lead singer
of Silverchair has transformed into a
credible solo artist somewhere
between James Blake, Prince and the
musings of Chet Faker. On Aerial
Love, Johns falsetto single handedly
drives the soul-pop song along with
very little beats behind it.
With songs like Imagination and
Preach, Johns sounds as though he has
a new lease on his creative life with an
electro-glitz flair and uncanny knack
Talk continues Johns evolution as a
complete artist from Silverchair to The
Dissociatives to a fully-formed soul
to the Aarwun
Archibald finalist Margarita
Georgiadis will showcase her work at
the Aarwun Gallery alongside
Canberra artist-designer Athi Lamech
and Sydney-based Susie Sierra.
Georgiadis has a reputation for
provocative oil paintings; her work
Excelle - Libbi Gorr was a finalist in
the 2001 Archibald Prize.
Winter 2015 is a collection of the
artists works and will be on show
until July 17. It includes glowing oils
on linen, charcoal and gold leaf
embellished works on paper.
Aarwun Gallery is hosting an
evening of wine, cheese and
conversation with the artists to launch
the exhibition on Friday from 5.30pm
RSVP with an email to
GET INTO SWING, HAVE A
BALL WITH KATZ AND CO
The Canberra Swing Katz, Connexion
Big Band and CanberraComm.Unity
are joining forces to bring winter to
life with a Rockabilly and Swing
festival and ball to be held at Albert
Hall. The festival, on July 4, is a
family friendly celebration with
dancing, supper and a bar provided by
Rotary. Dress in your best swing,
vintage or smart casual attire and
dance the night away. The event takes
place from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets are
$35, plus $15 for the supper and bar
provided by Rotary.
GROOVE TO SOUNDS OF
STRUM AND DRUMMING
The Groove Warehouse is running a
three-day program from July 1-3 at its
Hume site. Three sessions -- strum and
drum, rhythm games for groups and
world rhythms, and therapeutic
drumming -- will be provided for
teachers and drummers by musical
therapist Kalani. The sessions will
provide a variety of simple musical
experiences that can be delivered to
children aged six and above. For more
information about the program,
contact Groove Warehouse on
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