Tuesday 17 November 2020

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A great bloke who loves music and is a huge supporter of local and up and coming bands. The show on Mondays is always worth a listen. Thanks heaps for the support mate!

Thursday 12 November 2020

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I don't think many people can say that they go a day without listening to some form of music. Even if the music you listen to is not your local bands, those bands you are listening to are local to someone else. And without venues to allow these acts to get off the ground, we'd be in a pretty sad state of affairs. Without support from the likes of The Basement Belconnen, Transit Bar, Smith's Alternative, Thepotbelly Barandbistro and all the other great venues this town has seen, we would not have met and played with almost 400 bands from all around the world. That's pretty amazing for a city where they say nothing ever happens. If the opportunity to support the live music scene presents itself to you, please do what you can. Don't let the fools up on the hill tell you what is important to you and what is not. Vote with your heart, feet and ears.

Wednesday 7 October 2020

October 07, 2020 at 11:07AM

You changed the way guitar will be played forever. The incredible legacy you leave behind will live on through the millions your gift will continue to inspire every day. Could never thank you enough for the music and inspiration, Eddie Van Halen.

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You changed the way guitar will be played forever. The incredible legacy you leave behind will live on through the millions your gift will continue to inspire every day. Could never thank you enough for the music and inspiration, Eddie Van Halen.

Tuesday 28 July 2020

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Do you think that if they play our CD on the other side of the planet it will spin backwards? Tune in at the totally reasonable time of 6am on Friday morning to find out!

Monday 6 July 2020

July 06, 2020 at 07:55PM

A huge thanks to all who came out on Friday night! We did our best to recreate our CD cover art on stage and it all went quite well I think! Beta Blockers, Slagatha Christie, Renegade Peacock and ESCAPE SYNDROME all absolutely smashed it on stage. Thanks you brilliant beasts for making our first night out in a long time so memorable! Also a huge thanks to Damian on the sound and Mike E. and the The Basement crew for making the night such a smashing success. We are truly spoiled to have a world class venue right here in our backyard so please, do what ever you can to support it. Shananigans Entertainment, you really are keeping things ticking over in some truly trying times. Thank you heaps! Big thanks to Nicole Bergersen for snapping some photos on the night for all the bands. Really appreciate it! Cheers all!

Wednesday 24 June 2020

June 24, 2020 at 05:41PM

Hi all! Hope everyone is coping with all the crazyness going on at the moment. I'm pretty sure that we'll find out that Orson Welles is behind 2020 somehow except you really couldn't write this shit. Shananigans Entertainment has rounded up Kickarse locals ESCAPE SYNDROME, Renegade Peacock, Slagatha Christie and Beta Blockers who are all keen as to play for you on the 3rd of July at The Basement. We are keen as too but need to get a leg fixed up first. Shouldn't be too much of a problem right? Hope to see you there!

Sunday 8 March 2020

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Cheers to everyone who came out to Transit Bar on Friday for another killer night. Mountain Wizard Death Cult exploded atmospherically like no other band can. El Colosso blew the socks off everyone - even people walking past outside much to their surprise. And Planet of the 8s created a beautiful wall of mesmerising sound that captivated everyone in the room form first note to last! Cheers for such a great night all. Was truly inspiring! Massive thanks to Kurt for making the night sound so amazing and all the staff for such a great venue vibe. Cheers! Next up we hit The Basement up with Avalanche - Band, CARBON BLACK, Rose Valley Road and Parrots with Piercings for another crazy night of antics and thumping tunes. Keep April 4th free and we'll see you there!

Wednesday 4 March 2020

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Saturday 29 February 2020

February 29, 2020 at 11:42AM

Transit Bar has been warned and appropriate measures have been taken to ensure the roof is sturdy enough to hold under the blast of Planet of the 8s in full flight on Friday March the 6th! We however forgot to warn them about El Colosso and Mountain Wizard Death Cult so best you bring your hard hat because there is not much chance the place will hold up with these three on the same lineup! Going to be amazing - if not dangerous!

Thursday 20 February 2020

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Tuesday 11 February 2020

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Shananigans Entertainment does it again! Huge thanks to Our Last Enemy for taking us on a dark walk down an excitingly scary path, DepriVation for calling us all to arms, From Love to Violence for taking us deep in to in to our own minds, Renegade Peacock for making rock mean something again, Idiot Dog Brain for showing us how to smash out a killer show, Blissphorus for challenging us on every level, Beta Blockers for showing us how fun music should be and Tsunami Puncher for the best first gig I think we have ever seen! Huge thanks to all of you amazing folks who came out to check out a truly inspiring night of music! You would have bumped in to the amazing crew at The Basement and Chompy’s at The Basement during the course of the night, whom we can't thank enough for all their efforts either! Next up we hit the stage with the awesome Planet of the 8sm El Colosso and Mountain Wizard Death Cult on their Planet of the 8s, El Colosso & Guests - Intergalactic Guru Tour. These guys rock hard so catch them while you can!

Thursday 16 January 2020

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Huge thanks to everyone who made the trek out to Hume on Saturday. Was an amazing day and we raised over $1000! Brendon Blundell, Mark Fitzsimmons and Scotty Bills ran an awesome show that we were super proud to be a part of! Thanks so much lads. As for Swift Peaks, reignofterror, Black Mountain - Black Metal, Wesley and The Crushers, OSHIE and The Pretty Bones - you guys are all dead set legends and smashed out killer sets! Was a pleasure to behold so much talent in one place. Thanks so much for entertaining us the entire time. Our next adventure is for Shananigans Entertainments 13th spectacular! Launching our CD with Our Last Enemy, DepriVation, From Love to Violence, Renegade Peacock, Idiot Dog Brain, Blissphorus, Beta Blockers and Tsunami Puncher is bound to be bunch of fun! Catch you on the 8th of Feb at The Basement for a night to remember!

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