Rocking Suburbia

A heaving mass of thrashing bodies courses through the living areas, while dozens more mill around the kitchen and corridors. People with beers in hand spill out the front door into the yard outside.

More than 100 people have crammed into the four-bedroom house, and at the epicentre of it all, in a claustrophobic corner of the living room a band is giving it their all, playing their guts out for the swaying mass. A body floats above the throng as a crowd surfer is passed around on a sea of hands. 

Welcome to Canberra's underground house show scene - an organic, grassroots movement born out of the city's vibrant music scene and the shrinking number of venues left for them to perform in.  

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