Speaking of Security

Speaking of Security

There is no doubt that some heavy duty security will be needed for this exhibition! Currently featuring at the National Gallery of Australia is a wide range of jewellery pieces created for some of the biggest stars by Maison Cartier.

An excerpt from the event pages states; “From Kate Middleton’s wedding tiara, to Grace Kelly’s engagement ring, and Elizabeth Taylor’s ruby necklace, Cartier: The Exhibition features more than 300 outstanding necklaces, brooches, tiaras, watches and ornaments, alongside rarely seen archival drawings, photographs and ephemera.”

If you’d like to know more about this event, you can follow the link to the page HERE. While the security needs of such an event are a bit out of our league, Out & About Locksmiths Canberra are the people to see for all your home security and safety needs. Contact us now to see how we can help you!


90’s Tribute Night

Are you a 90’s kid? This Friday the 26th May there is going to be a celebration of 90’s music, featuring everything from rock, pop, rap, to nu-metal. It will include the music of Rage Against the Machine, Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Radiohead, Korn, Beastie Boys, Garbage, and Metallica.

What to Expect

For fans of 90’s music, there will be something everyone can enjoy! The selection of music is representative of a time when alternative music broke into the mainstream, and it was visceral and real.

Listeners of Triple J in the 90’s will be sure to remember all of these bands, and the good times had while listening to their awesome music. It’s not often that you get a chance to see such a variety of 90’s hits in one place at one time.


I’m sure you remember the Rage Against the Machine hit “Killing in the Name”, the Faith No More hit “Easy” (actually a Lionel Richie cover), the countless hits by Red Hot Chili Peppers (including “Californication”), the Smashing Pumpkins hit “Tonight, Tonight” (amongst many others), the Pearl Jam hit “Jeremy”, the Alice in Chains hit “Man in the Box”, the Deftones hit “My Own Summer (Shove It)”, the Radiohead hit “Paranoid Android”, the Korn hit “Got the Life”, the Beastie Boys hit “Sabotage”, the Garbage hit “Stupid Girl”, and the Metallica hit “Enter Sandman” (though we’re sure you will be familiar with dozens of others).

The show will be at Canberra’s The Basement (2 Cohen St, Belconnen), and it’s only $28.60. You can find tickets at Moshtix. For all you lovers of 90’s music, I suggest you get along, as there’s nothing better than a night out packed with live renditions of the greatest hits of your youth.

Amanda Palmer to Play Canberra

Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls fame is set to play the Canberra Theatre Centre on Saturday March the 4th. You might remember The Dresden Dolls – they are a duo of Drums and Piano, featuring rich melodic almost punk-esque songs, centring on Amanda’s powerful voice. She is also known for her work in the duo Evelyn Evelyn.

The Show

Palmer is returning with a solo performance, featuring piano and ukulele. She is taking it back to basics with a stripped-down approach this tour. Her shows are known to have a burlesque or cabaret feel. Some call her the “Queen of Punk Cabaret”.

She will be playing Dresden Dolls classics, fan favourites, and all-new material. The tour is following a mixed period in her life, having given birth to her son, tragically lost close friends, achieved a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, and released her memoir “The Art of Asking”.


She was born in New York, and grew up in Lexington Massachusetts. Before starting The Dresden Dolls, she busked for a living as a statue called “The Eight Foot Bride”.

Palmer met Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione at a Halloween party in the year 2000. She integrated drama into their shows by inviting Lexington High School students to perform acts while they played. This eventually became The Dirty Business Brigade which was a troupe of a mixture of experienced and novice actors who performed at many Dresden Dolls shows.

After gaining some cult popularity by 2002, they recorded their self-titled album, and were subsequently picked up by Roadrunner Records.

Palmer wrote a musical called The Onion Cellar, based on a short story from The Tin Drum by Günter Grass. The Dresden Dolls performed the show alongside The American Repertory Theater in 2006 and 2007. Palmer has been a prolific artist for many years now and it would pay off to see her performing her music live in concert. Tickets from Canberra Theatre Centre. Don’t miss it!