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SENIORS WEEK 2016
Saturday 12 -- Sunday 20 March
For more information on Seniors Week visit www.cotaact.org.au/seniorsweek
Or visit www.action.act.gov.au or call 13 17 10
FREE BUS T RAVEL DURING
ACTION is providing free travel for all
Senior Card Holders during Seniors Week.
If you have a Seniors MyWay Card then tag
on and o as usual, and your journey will
be free of charge. If you have an ACT Seniors
Card or an Interstate Seniors Card then
just show the bus driver and your ride
will be on us!
It's a great way to experience the
many bene ts of bus travel.
8-17 APRIL 2016
02 6275 2700
Soulful rock with a hypnotic beat
Sydney band Infinity Broke will play The Phoenix on Friday.
Seasoned Sydney quartet Infinity
Broke is bringing their hypnotic and
soulful rock back to Canberra this
Friday as part of a rare mini east
Since touring their second album
Before Before last year, the band has
been forced to take a hiatus due to solo
endeavours and study commitments.
The group have defined their semi-
improvisational live performances
on the foundation of rolling percussion
and freewheeling feedback-friendly
Frontman Jamie Hutchings said the
significance of their drummer Jared
Harrison to their live performances
made it difficult to play without him.
"Having Jared back behind the
drums after being tied up with study
commitments is a good chance to get
on the road and play together," he said.
Hutchings is a journeyman of the
Australian music industry, having
produced a number of albums as a solo
artist and with various bands, most
notably Bluebottle Kiss, but said this
latest offering was unique.
"Infinity Broke has a specific lyrical
style with a percussional and hypnotic
tempo," he said. "The live show
usually changes night to night."
Since recording both the band s
albums in a marathon recording period
in 2013, the group have presented their
work across Australia and even
"We played the 2014 Binic Folk
Blues Festival in the north of France
which was great," said Hutchings.
"There is an amazing atmosphere there
and it is a beautiful place. They really
like Australian music."
Although Infinity Broke s albums
were recorded in Australia, the
frontman admitted to being inspired by
the French landscape, and has enjoyed
writing music there.
Their Canberra shows in the past
have never been too busy but the city s
creative community responded well to
the sound, generating a great
"If you like rock music with an
experimental edge, including visceral
and soulful live music, then I think
you d like it," he said.
Infinity Broke will play this Friday
at The Phoenix. Tickets $10.
ALBUM: WONDERFUL CRAZY NIGHT/ARTIST: ELTON JOHN
A wonderful night that falls rather flat, Elton
Is 32 albums enough or does Elton
John have more in his repertoire?
You couldn t rule more albums out
given he s been a prolific artist for so
long, but after listening to Wonderful
Crazy Night you might suggest some
improvement. While some critics are
suggesting EJ s latest is reminiscent of
his early work of the 70s, I m not
entirely convinced. What I heard was a
somewhat stale template of R&B, soft
rock and honky tonk blues which are
more recycled as opposed to
The whole affair sounds flat -- the
jaunty, calypso and jovial title track is
an absolute disaster. It haunts me to
this day with its happy, good time vibe
overplayed. It s as though Elton is too
eager to please, as though he s trying
to cheer up a retirement party.
The rest is not much better: deadpan
gospel songs, country-church tunes
and beatlesque influences create an
album that feels like it doesn t know
what it wants to be and continuity and
consistency are sorely missing.
Even Bernie Taupin s lyrics fall flat
and this remarkable partnership that
has churned out some of the most
remarkable songs of the last 40 years
is sadly in need of some better ideas.
I d avoid this Wonderful Crazy
Night like the plague.
to hit home
All this Living on show at the Street
Theatre uses humour and plenty of
home truths to unpack the third stage
of life -- retirement.
The play, a COTA ACT Senior s
Week event, is a contemporary drama
which charts the story of Jay.
Written and performed by Camilla
Blunden and directed by Rochelle
Whyte, the production pins down the
creeping feeling of invisibility Jay
A sexual invisibility but also the
kind that has you overlooked waiting
to be served at a shop.
The bamboozling world of anti-
ageing ads it hones in on the
stereotypes and the place of older
woman as opposed to older men in our
Jay s wrinkles and crinkles hold
secrets and stories but in this punchy
solo production she proves she is far
from a fossil.
Showing March 11, 12, 19 and 20.
Tickets $20 and concession $28. Book
ENJOY BIRD'S EYE VIEW
OF SUNSET AT AVIARY
The mild weather is luring Canberrans
to the lakeside and now there s a brand
new sunset spot.
Aviary Rooftop at Westside Acton
Park has launched a Sunday sunset
session giving punters a chance to
enjoy uninterrupted views of Lake
Burley Griffin from the container bar.
You can make it a weekend ritual as
Sundays will now offer a five-hour set
of acoustic musicians and bands,
starting at midday.
The venue also boasts Fridays from
Five with $10 cocktails, $5 tacos and
Check out Thursday Games
@Aviary -- a great spot for those who
want to play, or who seek a bit of
healthy competition midweek.
Details at aviaryrooftop.com/.
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