We celebrate our 2nd birthday with Helena Pop, Buddy Dingo, and Ian Smelting for Sounds 4!

Homegrown Sounds is proud to present Sounds from the Suburbs - our series of all ages live music gigs, showcasing the best in local music in the heart of Canberra’s inner-north suburbs.

Returning Sunday 25th April, Gang Gang Cafe will see Helena Pop celebrate their new single ‘Better Homes and/or Gardens with Buddy Dingo and Ian Smelting set to each perform exciting new sets in a warm and intimate setting for eager local music lovers.

Helena Pop are a staple of the Canberra music-scene, bringing electrifying sing-your-heart-out sets to each and every performance. Their repertoire of artpop DIY tracks and standout outfits have made anyone that’s crossed their path an instant lifelong fan, and their creativity and colourfulness isn’t fading away with the release of their upcoming new single ‘Better Homes and/or Gardens’.

NSW’s Buddy Dingo is one of the most playful, charismatic, down-to-earth songwriter’s you’ll meet, whose songs often dwell on the simple town-living things in life, like loving your backyard and driving your ute. Often rocking the work boots and footy shorts, there’s no shortage of smiles and joyful laughs during his sets, and you can expect nothing less during his next stop to the ACT.

Ian Smelting, aka Kate Lawrence, is a sure familiar face around these parts, having led everyone’s favourite punk outfit Slagatha Christie for the good part of the last five years. Both solo and with the band, Kate performs with such an honest and personal touch that you can’t help but adore every second of the show - bringing about a legacy we know the singer-songwriter to have.

Tickets on sale Wednesday 7th April

Licensed / All Ages


Gang Gang Cafe is an accessible venue - with ground level entry, indoor and outdoor seating, and vegan / GF foods available for purchase. Homegrown Sounds events are safe spaces, and we have zero tolerance for inappropriate, discriminatory and anti-social behaviour, and anyone behaving as such is not welcome.

This event takes place on the land of the Ngunnawal people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land past, present, and emerging. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.