TRANSIT BAR   //   7 Akuna St, Canberra City   //   02 6162 0899   //   Open 7 Days

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12.00pm til 10 (or later)

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2.00pm til 8 (or later)

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ACID KING (USA)
THURSDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 29

666 Entertainment Presents Doomsday Festival - an annual Australian music festival touring through Australia, with the Canberra show hitting Transit Bar on THU SEPT 24. Headlining Doomsday 2016 will be special international guests (and second-time Australian tourists) Acid King, supported by Witchskull and Monoceros.

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MIDNIGHT ALIBI W. LOCAL HORROR & NORTHBOURNE FLATS
FRIDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 30

We had to reschedule our show with Midnight Alibi from a few weeks ago, so we're happy to announce that they'll be back at Transit Bar on FRI SEPT 30, and they'll be joined by Local Horror and Northbourne Flats.

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#TRNT
SATURDAY 9PM
OCTOBER 1

Who TF is this Mighty Morfin and how has he got a fan base nearing 13,000??? Last year he signed his debut EP to Los Angeles Label, Straight up! Music and very recently just signed a Licensing deal with Opensea Music. He's been up to some funny business in London as well. We've not been able to any more info out of him but he's assured us its going be big! Come hear him play some unreleased goodies! Music by Mighty Morfin & Everest + More TBA

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SHINING BIRD
WEDNESDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 5

Shining Bird is an experimental pop band from the coastal town of Austinmer, NSW Australia. Originally formed as a studio project in 2012, they released the Shade of the Sea EP, followed by their debut album ‘Leisure Coast’ on Spunk Records in 2013. The album received widespread acclaim for its unique brand of Australiana-infused dream pop. On the back of strong reviews from publications such as Rolling Stone, Russh and the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as earning Album of the Week on ABC’s Radio National, ‘Leisure Coast’ helped propel Shining Bird towards a new bunch of listeners. Supported in Canberra by Signs & Symbols.

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CODA CONDUCT: USUALLY I'M COOL
FRIDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 7

Hip hop duo Coda Conduct are back on the road in support of their latest, ultra-smooth single Usually I'm Cool ft. Jimblah. 

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PLUTONIC LAB: DEEP ABOVE THE NOISE LAUNCH
SATURDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 8

Plutonic Lab hits Transit Bar on SAT OCT 8 to launch his new full length "Deep Above The Noise" which was recently made Double J’s Feature Album Of The Week along with the first single "Sliced Bread" being added to Triple J. Supported by KPI, Jimmy Pike and ANOMIC.

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HORRORSHOW W. B-WISE
WEDNESDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 12

'If You Know What I Mean' is so fluent and self-assured; it captures Solo and Adit with the top down. Production is fly, lyrics are tight; it's all so deceptively effortless-and a breezy taste of what's sounding like their most impressive album to date.

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THE HARD ACHES: 'I FREAK OUT' EP TOUR
SATURDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 15

It’s safe to say Adelaide indie-punk rock act The Hard Aches aren’t new to music. The slacker punks surged forward on a relentless touring schedule for the past few years, playing in venues as diverse as carparks, backyards, bedrooms & record stores, honing a sound that is unmistakably their own, brought to life by the technical brilliance of drummer Alex Upton and the frenetic guitarwork of Ben David. Now the duo is back with their new EP I Freak Out, which is already attracting attention on national radio and international buzz. Supported by Foley, Azim Zain & His Lovely Bones, and Green Bricks.

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KINGFISHA: OFFERED IT UP ALBUM LAUNCH
FRIDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 21

Kingfisha are back with new album Offered it Up and to celebrate the release of their second album, Kingfisha are bringing the party to Canberra on FRI OCT 21 to knock the socks right off your feet

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SUNHAUS: BOBBY TOUR
SATURDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 22

Brisbane-based indie rockers, Sunhaus, invite you to the Canberra leg of their east coast tour at Transit Bar to celebrate the mid-October release of their EP, accompanied by the special and very lovely House of Strangersand Moaning Lisa

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BAD MANNERS: 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
SUNDAY 6PM
OCTOBER 30

Formed in 1976 in North London, BAD MANNERS spent the first half of the 80’s in the UK charts with a dozen hits including timeless classics including ‘Lip Up Fatty’, ‘My Girl Lollipop’ and ‘Special Brew’. Since then, the man once dubbed the anti-christ of etiquette, BUSTER BLOODVESSEL has barely left the stage, playing Ska anthems to audiences everywhere with his boisterous band of misfits egging fans on to ever increasing levels of joyous pleasure. 

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THE LAURELS: SONICOLOGY TOUR
THURSDAY 8PM
NOVEMBER 3

It’s been four years since The Laurels released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Plains’ and many wondered if they’d ever hear from the band again. Their social media accounts were blanketed with questions about the whereabouts of new material and band members were regularly interrogated by drunken concert attendees, culminating in numerous requests to “stop fucking around and release something!”

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GAY CLICHE
SATURDAY 8PM
NOVEMBER 5

Canberra dance party for the LGBTI community and their supporters, ALL INCLUSIVE for good folk with good vibes. 

50% of profits from the event will be going directly to:
Mental Illness Education ACT
http://www.mieact.org.au/
http://www.realitycheck.net.au/
http://vimeo.com/mieactmovingminds

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I-EXIST
FRIDAY 8PM
NOVEMBER 11

I Exist. Lord Sword. Wretch. Disavow.

Brutal.

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+$15 ON THE DOOR

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ABBE MAY: DOOMSDAY CLOCK TOUR
FRIDAY 8PM
NOVEMBER 18

Re-emerging from a hiatus earlier this year with the catchy pop dittie ‘Are We Flirting’, Abbe May’s followup ‘Doomsday Clock’ unveils yet another side to her personality as she reveals yet another layer of her forthcoming album ‘Bitchcraft’ and a national tour this November / December, hitting Transit Bar on FRI NOV 18.

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GINGERFEST 2016
SATURDAY 4PM
NOVEMBER 19

November 19th will see Australian punk rock mini-festival GINGERFEST return for it’s third year. This year, organisers have decided to shift the things down the highway a little and move things to our nation’s capital. Canberra’s TRANSIT BAR will play host, with another impressive curated Australian line-up to make this a night to remember.

As well as being a celebration of inclusive punk rock culture, GINGERFEST is a festival born to celebrate the life of Nicky Sofer-Schreiber (aka 'The Ginger Ninja'), who was tragically murdered in his own home in Canberra in late 2013. One of punk rock’s most dedicated fans, The Ginger Ninja was much loved throughout the punk scene in Australia and abroad. Gingerfest 2016 coincides with Nicky's 30th birthday, so like all good 30th bashes - this one is gonna get wild!

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BLACK MILK (US)
THURSDAY 8PM
NOVEMBER 24

Grindin' and Full/Frequency present Detroit producer / MC BLACK MILK - in Canberra for the first time.

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CASTLECOMER: ALL OF THE NOISE EP TOUR
FRIDAY 8PM
NOVEMBER 25

Castlecomer have today announced the video for their new single Judy, an exploration of a taboo relationship from the perspective of the weaker party, out September 23. The group have also set a date for the release of their new EP All Of The Noise, a dynamic and experimental take on classic guitar pop, to be released October 7. To celebrate, Castlecomer hits Transit Bar on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25.

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REMI: DIVAS AND DEMONS TOUR
WEDNESDAY 8PM
NOVEMBER 30

Melbourne hip-hop outfit REMI announces an Australian tour for their forthcoming sophomore album, Divas and Demons out September 16 via House of Beige. From November 18, through to mid-December, catch the duo playing headline shows across the nation in celebration of the release – including their first headline performances in Canberra, Hobart and Ballarat in over two years. Joining the pair everywhere excluding Darwin is the impressive Baro – who will feature on the new REMI album and recently collaborated with Remi on the track, "Fuck the Judge".
Read more at http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/remi-divas-and-demons-album-tour/89500#lRIZBYZYKgZOED57.99

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JULIA JACKLIN
THURSDAY 8PM
DECEMBER 1

It is with great excitement that Julia Jacklin announces her return back to local shores this November, ready to embark on her most extensive Australian tour yet. With the release of her masterful debut LP, Don't Let The Kids Win just around the corner (Oct 7), the 12 dates will see the rising star from the Blue Mountains grace several cities for the first time. Supported by triple j, the national album tour will bring Julia's intimate songs to life as she sets out to allure audiences in her largest rooms so far.

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DALLAS FRASCA: DIRT BUZZ WORLD TOUR
FRIDAY 8PM
DECEMBER 16

Following a mega 2015 which saw Dallas Frasca achieve a Top 30 ARIA charting album plus a top 10 Australian charting success and sold out shows across Europe, the band gets set to release their brand new EP, ‘Dirt Buzz’ (Out Sept 16th) to celebrate 10 years together with a WORLD TOUR.

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D.R.I
THURSDAY 8PM
FEBRUARY 16

For the past 30 years, D.R.I. has been the epitome of the aggressive, hardcore-punk thrash sound that we've all become accustomed to hearing. Throughout this time, they've been one of the few genuine underground bands to remain true to their pure punk roots and are cited as a major influence behind modern heavy music. 

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Acid King (USA)
Midnight Alibi w. Local Horror & Northbourne Flats
#TRNT
Shining Bird
Coda Conduct: Usually I'm Cool
Plutonic Lab: Deep Above The Noise Launch
Horrorshow w. B-Wise
The Hard Aches: 'I Freak Out' EP Tour
Kingfisha: Offered It Up Album Launch
Sunhaus: Bobby Tour
Bad Manners: 40th Anniversary Tour
The Laurels: Sonicology Tour
Gay Cliche
I-Exist
Abbe May: Doomsday Clock Tour
Gingerfest 2016
Black Milk (US)
Castlecomer: All of the Noise EP Tour
Remi: Divas and Demons Tour
Julia Jacklin
Dallas Frasca: Dirt Buzz World Tour
D.R.I

SATURDAY 9PM
OCTOBER 1
#TRNT

9PM

Who TF is this Mighty Morfin and how has he got a fan base nearing 13,000??? Last year he signed his debut EP to Los Angeles Label, Straight up! Music and very recently just signed a Licensing deal with Opensea Music. He's been up to some funny business in London as well. We've not been able to any more info out of him but he's assured us its going be big! Come hear him play some unreleased goodies! Music by Mighty Morfin & Everest + More TBA

//MORE INFO
+FREE ENTRY

WEDNESDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 5
SHINING BIRD

8PM

Shining Bird is an experimental pop band from the coastal town of Austinmer, NSW Australia. Originally formed as a studio project in 2012, they released the Shade of the Sea EP, followed by their debut album ‘Leisure Coast’ on Spunk Records in 2013. The album received widespread acclaim for its unique brand of Australiana-infused dream pop. On the back of strong reviews from publications such as Rolling Stone, Russh and the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as earning Album of the Week on ABC’s Radio National, ‘Leisure Coast’ helped propel Shining Bird towards a new bunch of listeners. Supported in Canberra by Signs & Symbols.

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FRIDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 7
CODA CONDUCT: USUALLY I'M COOL

8PM

Hip hop duo Coda Conduct are back on the road in support of their latest, ultra-smooth single Usually I'm Cool ft. Jimblah. 

//MORE INFO
+BUY TICKETS

SATURDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 8
PLUTONIC LAB: DEEP ABOVE THE NOISE LAUNCH

8PM

Plutonic Lab hits Transit Bar on SAT OCT 8 to launch his new full length "Deep Above The Noise" which was recently made Double J’s Feature Album Of The Week along with the first single "Sliced Bread" being added to Triple J. Supported by KPI, Jimmy Pike and ANOMIC.

//MORE INFO
+BUY TICKETS

WEDNESDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 12
HORRORSHOW W. B-WISE

8PM

'If You Know What I Mean' is so fluent and self-assured; it captures Solo and Adit with the top down. Production is fly, lyrics are tight; it's all so deceptively effortless-and a breezy taste of what's sounding like their most impressive album to date.

//MORE INFO
+BUY TICKETS

SATURDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 15
THE HARD ACHES: 'I FREAK OUT' EP TOUR

8PM

It’s safe to say Adelaide indie-punk rock act The Hard Aches aren’t new to music. The slacker punks surged forward on a relentless touring schedule for the past few years, playing in venues as diverse as carparks, backyards, bedrooms & record stores, honing a sound that is unmistakably their own, brought to life by the technical brilliance of drummer Alex Upton and the frenetic guitarwork of Ben David. Now the duo is back with their new EP I Freak Out, which is already attracting attention on national radio and international buzz. Supported by Foley, Azim Zain & His Lovely Bones, and Green Bricks.

//MORE INFO
+BUY TICKETS

FRIDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 21
KINGFISHA: OFFERED IT UP ALBUM LAUNCH

8PM

Kingfisha are back with new album Offered it Up and to celebrate the release of their second album, Kingfisha are bringing the party to Canberra on FRI OCT 21 to knock the socks right off your feet

//MORE INFO
+BUY TICKETS

SATURDAY 8PM
OCTOBER 22
SUNHAUS: BOBBY TOUR

8PM

Brisbane-based indie rockers, Sunhaus, invite you to the Canberra leg of their east coast tour at Transit Bar to celebrate the mid-October release of their EP, accompanied by the special and very lovely House of Strangersand Moaning Lisa

//MORE INFO
+$10 ON THE DOOR

 
 

Transit Bar, one of Canberra's most popular bars and live entertainment venues. Three times AHA's best Live Entertainment Venue and an AHA National finalist for 2013.

Transit Bar supports Australian craft beer, pouring the finest draught this country has to offer by the pint or the bottle, with unique and seasonal limited editions available.

Transit Bar is ideal for a gourmet pizza, after work drinks, corporate functions, Christmas parties, birthday celebrations, social get togethers or that big night out.

TRANSIT BAR   //   7 Akuna St, Canberra City   //   02 6162 0899   //   Open 7 Days
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