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

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Monday - Saturday
12.00pm til 10 (or later)

Sunday
2.00pm til 8 (or later)

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KARAOKE LOVE
TUESDAY 9PM
AUGUST 23

Can you out Jones, Mr. Tom Jones? Out Enya, Enya?

Can you Farnsey and Barsney with the best? Then Karaoke Love is for you! Come croon, yodel, lipsync or just rockout at Canberra's best midweek karaoke party - from 9pm.

Warm up your vocal chords and display your talents to your favorite hits.

Come, sing, compete, and impress (or shame) your mates.

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BEN WRIGHT SMITH 'SAND GRABBER' LAUNCH W. PJ MICHAEL & THE BANDITAS
WEDNESDAY 8PM
AUGUST 24

 

Ben Wright Smith is back with a brand new single ‘Sand Grabber’, and one of the longest list of national Australian regional & metro show dates you will have seen for quite some time. The release of Wright Smith’s 2015 singles ‘No One’ & ‘Born Yawning’ propelled the young folk artist to the forefront of the Australian music scene, being nominated for an illustrious APRA award, whilst amassing a staggering 300,000 plus plays on music streaming service Spotify. 

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THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS & ALEX LAHEY
THURSDAY 8PM
AUGUST 25

The John Steel Singers have released their highly anticipated album 'Midnight At The Plutonium' via Plutonium Records / Create Control. To celebrate the release, the Brisbanites will be hitting the road this August and September. Catch the band in Canberra on THU AUG 25. Supporting John Steel Singers across the national tour will be Melbourne's Alex Lahey.

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BETTY ALTO W. MASSIVE SHERLOCK & THE PASSAGE NORTH
FRIDAY 8PM
AUGUST 26

Hi I am Betty Alto and I like to play the musics. I will therefore play the musics at a musics bar being the Transits. I have amassed an amazing collection of bearded men who will also play the musics.

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+$5 BEFORE 9PM, $10 AFTER

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SORREL NATION: EP LAUNCH
SATURDAY 8PM
AUGUST 27

Sorrel Nation's EP 'Kids On The Run' was released on AUG 12 and on SAT AUG 27 we will be celebrating the release as. 'Kids On The Run' has taken #1 spot on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts!! 

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+$10 ON THE DOOR

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SHE RIFF VOL. 2
THURSDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 1

She-Riff Vol. 2 is here!

Affectionately named after a Magic Dirt song, SHE RIFF is an event to showcase Canberra’s talented female musicians. She-Riff is hosted by Transit Bar, one of Canberra’s premiere music venues, and provides both a performance space for female musicians and a show Canberrans can go to that’s all about the women in music.

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+$5 ON THE DOOR

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FOREIGN KINGS W. IVY & SORREL NATION
FRIDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 2

G'day Legends. It's been a while since our last tin drinking competition so we thought why not make a night of it and invite all of you to come to Transit Bar to either egg us all on or join in on the action. Joining us on the evening will be Central Coast mad dogs IVY and local songstress Sorrel Nation.

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PLAYFUL SOUND: REBEL YELL (QLD) & MORE
SATURDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 3

Canberra is once again #blessed to have a special (and free) event to farewell the ice of winter and embrace one another in the warmth of the dancefloor

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L-FRESH THE LION W. OMAR MUSA & SUKHJIT
FRIDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 9

L-FRESH The LION announces a national tour in support of his new album 'BECOME'. The release is the follow up to his critically acclaimed independent debut album 'One', and has once again had fans and critics alike raving. 'BECOME' has already spawned two hit singles, 'Get Mine (feat. Parvyn)' and '1 in 100,000', and includes the new single 'Takeover (feat. MIRRAH)'.

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THE LULU RAES: ALL OUR PARENTS ARE DIVORCED EP LAUNCH
SATURDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 10

After releasing their brand new single 'Never Leave' and traversing the countryside through out June with The Jungle Giants, Sydney-based indie-pop gurus, The Lulu Raes, are excited to announce tour dates in support of their forthcoming debut EP 'All Our Parents Are Divorced' (due Aug 5). Supported by Wild Honey and Moaning Lisa.

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CAYETANA (USA) & CAMP COPE
WEDNESDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 14

In a pairing to make dreams come true, Melbourne’s CAMP COPE and Philadelphia’s Cayetana have announced a string of sideshows in between their scheduled stops at WEEKENDER FEST 2016 (Melbourne) and I Love Life Fest (Sydney and Brisbane) - hitting TRANSIT BAR in Canberra on WED SEP 14.

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BLOCKHEAD (NINJA TUNE, US)
FRIDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 16

Full/Frequency, who has brought the likes of DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist, DJ Krush, and Grandmaster Flash to Canberra, is proud to present BLOCKHEAD (Ninja Tune, USA) to the Transit Bar stage of FRI SEPT 16. Supported by DJ Jayo (Yum Yum), Faux Real, Nigiri and first gulf war

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BAD PONY: 'SIDEWAYS' TOUR
SATURDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 17

Filled with infectious hooks from start-to-finish, ‘Sideways’ is a fun and fey indie-pop cut that draws inspiration from Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix and Local Natives, whilst still retaining it’s own unique flavour; further confirming the Sydney-based group’s ability to effortlessly deliver outstanding eclectic tracks. Supported by Slow Turismo and Brother Be.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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I-EXIST
FRIDAY 8PM
NOVEMBER 11

I Exist. Lord Sword. Wretch. Disavow.

Brutal.

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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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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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Karaoke Love
Ben Wright Smith 'Sand Grabber' Launch w. PJ Michael & The Banditas
The John Steel Singers & Alex Lahey
Betty Alto w. Massive Sherlock & The Passage North
Sorrel Nation: EP Launch
She Riff Vol. 2
Foreign Kings w. Ivy & Sorrel Nation
Playful Sound: Rebel Yell (QLD) & more
L-Fresh The Lion w. Omar Musa & Sukhjit
The Lulu Raes: All Our Parents Are Divorced EP Launch
Cayetana (USA) & Camp Cope
Blockhead (Ninja Tune, US)
Bad Pony: 'Sideways' Tour
Acid King (USA)
Coda Conduct: Usually I'm Cool
Horrorshow w. B-Wise
The Hard Aches: 'I Freak Out' EP Tour
Kingfisha: Offered It Up Album Launch
Bad Manners: 40th Anniversary Tour
I-Exist
Gingerfest 2016
Black Milk (US)
Dallas Frasca: Dirt Buzz World Tour

THURSDAY 8PM
AUGUST 25
THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS & ALEX LAHEY

8PM

The John Steel Singers have released their highly anticipated album 'Midnight At The Plutonium' via Plutonium Records / Create Control. To celebrate the release, the Brisbanites will be hitting the road this August and September. Catch the band in Canberra on THU AUG 25. Supporting John Steel Singers across the national tour will be Melbourne's Alex Lahey.

//MORE INFO
+BUY TICKETS

FRIDAY 8PM
AUGUST 26
BETTY ALTO W. MASSIVE SHERLOCK & THE PASSAGE NORTH

8PM

Hi I am Betty Alto and I like to play the musics. I will therefore play the musics at a musics bar being the Transits. I have amassed an amazing collection of bearded men who will also play the musics.

//MORE INFO
+$5 BEFORE 9PM, $10 AFTER

SATURDAY 8PM
AUGUST 27
SORREL NATION: EP LAUNCH

8PM

Sorrel Nation's EP 'Kids On The Run' was released on AUG 12 and on SAT AUG 27 we will be celebrating the release as. 'Kids On The Run' has taken #1 spot on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts!! 

//MORE INFO
+$10 ON THE DOOR

THURSDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 1
SHE RIFF VOL. 2

8PM

She-Riff Vol. 2 is here!

Affectionately named after a Magic Dirt song, SHE RIFF is an event to showcase Canberra’s talented female musicians. She-Riff is hosted by Transit Bar, one of Canberra’s premiere music venues, and provides both a performance space for female musicians and a show Canberrans can go to that’s all about the women in music.

//MORE INFO
+$5 ON THE DOOR

FRIDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 2
FOREIGN KINGS W. IVY & SORREL NATION

8PM

G'day Legends. It's been a while since our last tin drinking competition so we thought why not make a night of it and invite all of you to come to Transit Bar to either egg us all on or join in on the action. Joining us on the evening will be Central Coast mad dogs IVY and local songstress Sorrel Nation.

//MORE INFO
+BUY TICKETS

SATURDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 3
PLAYFUL SOUND: REBEL YELL (QLD) & MORE

8PM

Canberra is once again #blessed to have a special (and free) event to farewell the ice of winter and embrace one another in the warmth of the dancefloor

//MORE INFO
+FREE ENTRY

FRIDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 9
L-FRESH THE LION W. OMAR MUSA & SUKHJIT

8PM

L-FRESH The LION announces a national tour in support of his new album 'BECOME'. The release is the follow up to his critically acclaimed independent debut album 'One', and has once again had fans and critics alike raving. 'BECOME' has already spawned two hit singles, 'Get Mine (feat. Parvyn)' and '1 in 100,000', and includes the new single 'Takeover (feat. MIRRAH)'.

//MORE INFO
+BUY TICKETS

SATURDAY 8PM
SEPTEMBER 10
THE LULU RAES: ALL OUR PARENTS ARE DIVORCED EP LAUNCH

8PM

After releasing their brand new single 'Never Leave' and traversing the countryside through out June with The Jungle Giants, Sydney-based indie-pop gurus, The Lulu Raes, are excited to announce tour dates in support of their forthcoming debut EP 'All Our Parents Are Divorced' (due Aug 5). Supported by Wild Honey and Moaning Lisa.

//MORE INFO
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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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