Gig Guide Perth: Live Music Scene, June 2017

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June is action-packed with live music entertainment. The gig guide in Perth is looking very healthy this month with WAM’s FREE State of the Art Music Festival. To celebrate Western Australia day, there will be ample amounts of local artists seducing those ear drums Monday 5th June. Aussie icons Tex Perkins, Jeff Lang, Killing Heidi, Seth Sentry, Paul Dempsey, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Bliss n Eso, The Smith Street Band and Thundamentals will be heading to Perth shores this month too.

On the local front, there are plenty of EP and video launches to keep you busy including Beautiful Losers, Carus Thompson, Nathan Gaunt, The Caballeros, The Silent Deeds, Toby Beard and The Love Junkies. RTRFM also hold their annual Winter Festival mid-month which features 20 local acts across 4 Fremantle live music venues.

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Morals | Airline Food | Terminal Beach | Trails End

When: Thursday 1st June, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: On door.
Info: Cool Perth Nights presents an evening of music featuring Morals, Airline Food, Terminal Beach and Trails End. Event details here.

Small Town Heroes | Lionizer | JOYS | Last Lions

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When: Thursday 1st June, 8pm.
Where: Babushka Bar, Leederville.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: A big lineup at Babs including Small Town Heroes, JOYS, Lionizer and Last Lions. Event details here.

50 Years Ago Today | Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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When: Friday 2nd June, 7pm-11:30pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $25.70 from here.
Info: Record Club Roadshow presents… It Was 50 years ago today! Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of one of the world’s most famous ever albums – The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Performed in its entirety by those Beatle-mad, much-loved Murphy Brothers (with a little help from their friends…of the cream of WA local music). Event details here.

Instrumental Music Showcase

When: Friday 2nd June, 8pm.
Where: Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean.
Cost: FREE entry.
Info: A night of world music fusion to electronica, deep stoner grooves to ambient psychedelic improv. Duende Indalo (Roy Martinez, Tony Borthwick, Karl Hiller, Scott Howard) will be joined by BOCKs (menbers of Bat Country and Tangled Thoughts of Leaving), Derailleur (members of Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics) and Rayza to showcase some of Perth’s best instrumental music groups. Event details here.

Chapman

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When: Friday 2nd June, 8pm.
Where: The Hen House (Badlands Bar), Northbridge.
Cost: On door.
Info: Rockin the suburbs like Michael Jackson did…. Chapman are pumped for this one! Playing alongside GNG, so much goodness in a 2-hour time frame!! Drink specials on the night! Happy hour from 7-8pm so it gives you time to get merry then watch some cranking bands. Event details here.

Fisherman Style #132 | 11th Birthday Bashment

When: Friday 2nd June, 6pm-11pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: WA’s longest running reggae event are staging a family-friendly full-day festival in the empty block across the road from Mojo’s Bar. Fisherman Style #132 is part of the choose your heritage campaign that incorporates more recent cultural phenomena in the Fremantle area. Mojo’s bar will be open from 5pm and from 10pm the 18+ version of Fisherman Style #132: 11th Birthday Bashment will kick on until late with $10 tickets available at the door from 9pm. Line-up and details here.

Friday Night Sound Lab

When: Friday 2nd June, 6:30pm.
Where: Crepes and Coffee at Bathers, Fremantle.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Sound Lab presents Secret Ballot, YOMI SHIP, The Nick Turner Conspiracy and GASOLINE. Event details here.

Timothy Nelson

When: Friday 2nd June, 7pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Multi-Award Winning Multi-Instrumentalist (MAWMI) Timothy Nelson returns to bring tunes described as “Tripped out, half-baked in his half-broken-down van, break up the days of Perth suburban day-dreaming,” Over the past decade, Timothy Nelson has established himself as one of Perth’s premier songwriters. Though his career has twisted and turned, both in style and in subject, from fronting Timothy Nelson & The Infidels and High Horse, earning multiple WAMI’s, to moonlighting in The Kill Devils Hills – it is solo, where Nelson’s always been driven to go. Event details here.

Mama Red and the Dark Blues | The Wages of Sin

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When: Friday 2nd June, 7pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$20 from here.
Info: The Wages of Sin boasts some stellar compositions and works its way from a stripped back, emotionally raw a ‘Capella sound, to rocking roots and country harmonies. Described as ‘alt-country-pop with a hint of gospel’, but messing with genres, gender stereotypes and refusing to be stylistically confined, the band’s eclecticism and originality is part of their charm. Mama Red & the Dark Blues will take listeners on a musical journey to Hades via Lost Love Canyon, Near Miss Alley and Shotgun Street – and bring them out feeling like they’ve ridden a thousand miles on a horse named Sorrow, but lived to tell the tale. Event details here

Slight Studio Presents Soul Country

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When: Friday 2nd June, 7pm-11pm.
Where: Slight Studio, Darlington.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: The Slight Studio presents Soul Country, a night of folk, Americana, country & roots from the heart in an intimate & delightful space accompanied by food for the soul. Bringing to the stage two well-known acts in Perth roots scene! Featuring Tracy Barnett and Conscious Dreamers. Event details here.

Killing Heidi

When: Friday 2nd June, 7:30pm. .
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $49-$99.90 from here.
Info: Aussie rock pop act Killing Heidi are back for their first national tour in over a decade. It’s been twenty years since triple j unearthed the Hooper siblings as Killing Heidi with their disarming folk pop song, Kettle. The band soon expanded into colourful teenage power pop and burst onto the national and international stage with their breakthrough debut album Reflector. Anthemic singles Mascara and Weir made Reflector a blow-out success and cemented the work as one of Australia’s most loved pop albums.  Event details here.

Bliss n Eso

When: Saturday 3rd June, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle.
Cost: $59.90 from here.
Info: Frontier Touring and Illusive Presents are pleased to announce the trio will hit the road for a colossal national tour in support of their album, Off The Grid. Event details here.

Sonic Furnace

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When: Saturday 3rd June, 5pm.
Where: Babushka Bar, Leederville.
Cost: On door.
Info: Sonic Furnace 2017 is the Extreme Music Mini-Festival! Featuring Facegrinder, Rabid Abbot, No-Mind, Hexx, Magic Chicken Fudge Toe and more. Event details here.

Bloom | The Adele Songbook

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When: Saturday 3rd June, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $53.90 from here.
Info: Australian Songstress Bloom pays homage to one of the Music Industry’s greatest vocalists, Adele. The Adele Songbook is backed by a 16-piece band featuring James Morley (The Angels), Stuart Johnston (Jon English), Amy Vee (Jon English, Tim Freedman) and Aviida (The Voice). Bloom’s vocals are simply stunning as she performs songs from all three albums. Expect favourites such as Hello, Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You. Event details here.

Benny Mayhem | Video Launch and Tour

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When: Saturday 3rd June, 8pm.
Where: Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle.
Cost: $9 on door.
Info: Albany-born Benny Mayhem has covered a lot of ground, literally and figuratively. Written in a hotel room in the Austrian Alps, his latest single Song For Absent Friends is both a tribute to, and a product of, the songwriter’s considerable world travels. Event details here.

Beautiful Losers | CD Launch

When: Saturday 3rd June, 8pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $23.70 from here.
Info: Beautiful Losers are releasing their new album which will be unleashed onto a world that is ill-prepared. Be a survivor at Badlands. Also playing: Hannah; The Limbs; Rosemary Beads. Album available on the night. Event details here.

Moorditj Brothers | The Milkmen

When: Saturday 3rd June, 8:30pm
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Didge, drum, dance and acoustic roots trio the Moorditj Brothers team up with folk lords The Milkmen. This is one of last chances to see the Moorditjj bros before they hit the studio for their debut album, and same for the Milkmen as they prepare to launch their next release. Event details here.

Old Blood Presents Blood Harvest

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When: Saturday 3rd June, 4pm-12am.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $28.60 from here.
Info: Beating a path into the hearts and minds of their audiences, Old Blood released their first batch of long awaited recordings “Live at Rada Studios” in 2016. After the success their debut release Old Blood are preparing for album 2 and polishing off some brand new material. In celebration of the birth of some new blood in conjunction with the exciting announcement of “Live at Rada Studios” soon to be available on vinyl (limited stocks) the Old Blood boys have put together the inaugural Blood Harvest. An evening of amazing local talent coming together showcasing some of Perth’s best in our vibrant music scene. Oozing with sensational musicians in all they do. Event details here.

Mt. Mountain | Dust Australian Tour

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When: Sunday 4th June, 8pm.
Where: The Bird, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Perth psych-rock quintet Mt. Mountain will cross the Nullarbor once more next month in support of their second album, Dust. If last year’s Cosmos Terros was an earthquake, consider this new album the aftershock. Recorded early 2016 at Studio Sleepwalker’s Dread with Ron Pollard (Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Drowning Horse), Dust weighs in at 38 minutes across four tracks – the kind of sprawling, grand yet measured release that’s just as fit for the record collection of a yogi as it is for a deadhead. Event details here

Seth Sentry | Play it Safe Tour

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When: Sunday 4th June, 6pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $41.85 from here.
Info: Seth Sentry is back with his brand new single Play It Safe – the throwback track that sees Seth invited back to his school to give a speech to the class, and the advice he gives? Well let’s just say it wasn’t exactly what his elderly teacher Mr. Nelson was hoping for! To support the release of the single, Seth is taking it back to where it began with a handful of unique punk rock-style shows in some of Australia’s favourite music venues. Some shows have less than 200 capacity, giving fans a unique chance to get up close and personal with Seth and his trusty sidekick DJ Sizzle. Supported by BluntfieldEvent details here.

Maiden | A Showcase of Ladies Who Rock

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When: Sunday 4th June, 6pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Following the successes of the last 2 years, W.A’s biggest and best showcase of female-fronted musical muscle is back. Featuring Joanie Get Angry, Brufield, HUSSY, Moana and Legs Electric. Event details here.

State of the Art Music Festival

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When: Monday 5th June, 11am-11pm.
Where: Elizabeth Quay, Perth.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Big lineup of WA’s best at Elizabeth Quay. Monday is a public holiday and it’s free, no excuses! Presented by WAM. Event details here.

Frisky at the Fly

When: Monday 5th June, 7:30pm-10pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Frisky’s original instrumental grooves, a mix of sophisticated and beautifully simple jazz-influenced funk-fusion followed by a jam session, with Frisky’s rhythm section, playing jazz standards and other tunes. Event details here.

Music and the Mind | APRA AMCOS and Support Act Mental Health Panel

When: Tuesday 6th June, 6pm.
Where: Babushka Bar, Leederville.
Cost: FREE for APRA members
Info: Musicians have the chance to engage in frank discussions about mental health at a series of events rolling around Australia in the next month. Presented by APRA AMCOS and Support Act, the Music and the Mind panel will land in Perth, seeing artists and mental health professionals come together to address an important issue in the music community. The event is free for APRA AMCOS members, and open to songwriters who would like to learn more about joining APRA AMCOS. Event details here.

The Music of John Mayer

When: Tuesday 6th June, 7pm-1pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-21 from here.
Info: After his debut as a sensitive, acoustic-styled songwriter on 2001’s ‘Room For Squares’, John Mayer expanded his approach to songwriting in the subsequent years, incorporating wider influences in his music such as jazz and blues. Join the band as they pay tribute to one of the great songwriters of our time. Event details here.

Kitchen People

When: Wednesday 7th June, 8pm.
Where: The Bird Northbridge.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Kitchen People will be joined by Terrible Signal and Bluenade for a fun night of music. Event details here.

Carus Thompson & Nathan Gaunt | Double Single Launch

When: Thursday 8th June, 7pm-10:30pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$25 from here.
Info: This very special night features two of W.A’s best loved singer-songwriters, Carus Thompson & Nathan Gaunt – both launching new singles. Folk-roots troubadour Carus Thompson is launching Crash Land, the third single taken from his highly lauded brand new album Island, while Nathan Gaunt is giving us a sneak peak of new music on the way from him, launching Painkillers, the first single off his forthcoming double album Sugar Rush City. Event details here.

The Ghosts of Fremantle

When: Thursday 8th June, 7:30pm-10:30pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $19.10 from here.
Info: Genrefonix are stoked to be invited to present their Ghosts of Fremantle multimedia show. Expect a healthy serve of 70’s inspired rock, atmospheric soundscapes, spooky sound effects and haunting piano interludes. With live narration from the ghost of the infamous Moondyne Joe! Supported by Small Batch AudioEvent details here.

Tex Perkins | Matt Walker

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When: Friday 9th June, 7pm-11pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $31 from here.
Info: Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music and it’s understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has taken in everything from the groundbreaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with the Dark Horses. Join Tex Perkins for an intimate evening with Matt Walker. Event details here.

Paul Dempsey (Something for Kate)

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When: Friday 9th June, 8pm-1am.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: SOLD OUT.
Info: Paul Dempsey and his full band play Perth’s Rosemount Hotel as part of the national Blindspot Tour 2017. Event details here.

The Smith Street Band

When: Friday 9th June, 7pm.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $51 from here.
Info: From enormous festivals to stageless squats and dive bars all around the world, The Smith Street Band have seen it all and they’ve poured those experiences into their boldest and most ambitious release to date. The band are taking their fourth album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me on the road. The new record from The Smith Street Band is at times dark, ferocious and heavy, while also being joyful, cheeky and full of the underdog spirit that made the band who they are. This record embodies the cohesion and growth shown by the band both musically and lyrically. Event details here.

Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets

When: Friday 9th June, 8pm.
Where: Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle.
Cost: $56.10 from here.
Info: Joining forces for the first time in 25 years, catch Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets together in the ultimate night of rock! Event details here.

Kilmister | Fullhouse

When: Friday 9th June, 7:30pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Party hard and rock on with two awesome bands in the one venue. Kilmisters’ new release and a sneak preview of Fullhouse’s new single. Event details here.

Original Hard Rock Showcase

When: Friday 9th June, 8pm.
Where: The Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: After a great Power of Three Original Hard Rock Showcase, these guys are ready to follow up with an equally awesome lineup of original music. Featuring Beltane Fire, The Joy Evelation and Legacy of Supremacy. Event details here.

Winston Surfshirt | Australian Tour

When: Friday 9th June, 9pm-5am.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $15 from here.
Info: Astral People, Sweat It Out and Niche Productions present Winston Surfshirt Australian tour with special guests Greivous Bodily Calm and Creatures of Habit. Event details here.

Datura4

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When: Friday 9th June, 9pm.
Where: Settlers Tavern, Margaret River.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Datura4 hit the south west highways with a stop at Settlers Tavern to road test a batch of new numbers from their upcoming third album along with tracks from their first two records Demon Blues and Hairy Mountain. Event details here.

Around the Sound & WAM | Celebration of the WA Music Industry

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When: Saturday 10th June, 6pm-11:30pm.
Where: Gate 1 Theatre, Graylands Road, Claremont.
Cost: $17.50 from here.
Info: Around The Sound and WAM invite you to a very special event with Richard Gerver along with a celebration of the creativity, diversity and brilliance of WA original music with Jaime Page’s Dark Universe, Lionizer and Imperials. Before the music starts, internationally renowned author and speaker, Richard Gerver presents Minding your own business – how to be successful in today’s changing music industry. Event details here.

Small Town Heroes |  Homecoming Show

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When: Saturday 10th June, 8pm.
Where: Amplifier Capitol, Perth.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: STH have just spent a month in LA writing and recording with Grammy-nominated producer John Feldmann. Join them for their homecoming show back in Perth. Event details here.

Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets {Second Show}

When: Saturday 10th June, 8pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $54.39 from here.
Info: Joining forces for the first time in 25 years, catch Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets together in the ultimate night of rock! Event details here.

Northeast Party House | Calypso Beach Tour

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When: Saturday 10th June, 8pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $30 from here.
Info: Triple J, Stop Start and Select Music present Northeast Party House, Calypso Beach tour. Supported by Mosquito Coast and special guests. Event details here.

Jeff Lang  | Album Launch Tour

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When: Saturday 10th June, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $25 from here.
Info: In a career spanning twenty- five years and at least as many recordings, Alone In Bad Company is Jeff Lang’s momentous new album which presents the most organic union of Lang’s talents and influences yet. Released through ABC Music on February 24th this year Alone In Bad Company is filled with exquisitely sung stories and melodies demonstrating that, Lang is nothing if not a lover of song. Special guests Lucky Oceans. Event details here.

The Caballeros | Lovesick Casanova Video Launch

When: Saturday 10th June, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: Lovesick Casanova has been the opening song of The Caballeros‘ set every show, except maybe 2, for the last 7+ years. Now, it’s time for them to launch it as a single with a video clip. Join them at the Indi Bar with special guests The Volcanics, Foxton Kings and Moth. Event details here.

Soul Train #4

When: Saturday 10th June, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: It’s time to get grooving! Featuring Randa and the Soul Kingdom, Demon Days, Wet Chips and more. Event details here.

Barefeet Sojourns

When: Saturday 10th June, 9pm.
Where: Settlers Tavern, Margaret River.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: BFS returns to Settlers Tavern Margaret River for a weekend perrfomane of extravagence Dancing, Soul, Roots and Wold Music. Feet bare and faces painted, Barefeet Sojourns (BFS) hail from some very flung corners of the globe. The dynamic six piece tackles a range of instruments to offer a power world fusion of Roots, Reggae, Ska, Latin, Swing, and Funk elements. Event details here.

Simon Kelly and the Big Bamboo

When: Sunday 11th June, 6pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: Simon Kelly hits the Indi for a free show to wash away your woes and soothe your Sunday souls with his trademark blend of percussive psychedelic pop, reggae and roots. Event details here.

Dance the Dog Away

When: Sunday 11th June, 4pm-10pm.
Where: Crepes and Coffee at Bathers, Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door. All funds go to the Black Dog Institute to reduce mental illness.
Info: The Black Dog Institute aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible. Please come down for a sundowner on June the 11th to raise some much needed $$$ for black dog institution. Live music vibes by Leon Osborn, Owen De Marchi (The Chlorines), The Gusset, Post Depression Makeout Session and The Skye Blues. Event details here.

Sunday Jam | The Big Caribbean Rainbow Party

When: Sunday 11th June, 4pm.
Where: The Blue Flamingo, Leederville.
Cost: $15 before 7pm / $20 after.
Info: It might be cold and rainy but Sunday jam is still the HOTTEST SPOT to be on Sunday, every month is the biggest Caribbean jam in town so come get together and party Caribbean style. Event details here.

I Love the 90’s Tour

When: Tuesday 13th June, 6pm-11pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $114-$198.10 from here.
Info: MJR Presents invites you to stop, collaborate and listen to the biggest 90s tour announce for 2017. After selling out arenas across America, I Love The 90’s invites Australia to reminisce about the trend- setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip-hop and R&B. With live sets from Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Color Me Badd, Tone L?c, Coolio and Young MC. Event details here

Holy Holy | Paint Tour

When: Friday 14th June, 9pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $30 from here.
Info: Lauded for their live prowess, in the past 12 months Holy Holy has captivated sold-out audiences across Australia, to London and The Netherlands continuing to prove themselves as one of Australia’s most important new voices. Armed with rich new material including the #1 most played track at triple j and International Songwriting Competition finalist, Darwinism, subsequent offering Elevator, and latest single That Message, Holy Holy will perform nationally with a series of capital city and regional dates. Event details here.

Fuzz Toads | Yomi Ship | HUSSY

When: Friday 14th June, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Celebrate a nigh filled with psychedelic, experimental and grunge vibes! Event details here.

Hanson | Middle of Everywhere 25th Anniversary Tour

When: Saturday 15th June, 7:30pm.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $73.79 from here.
Info: In celebration of the band’s 25th Anniversary, rock trip Hanson are back for their Middle of Everywhere World Tour. In addition to Hanson’s 25th Anniversary, 2017 is the 20th Anniversary of the band’s debut release Middle Of Nowhere, led by the iconic global smash hit Mmmbop. This June, Australian music lovers will be treated to feature performances of the group’s best-known material alongside fan favourites spanning their extensive catalogue. Event details here.

Allday | Toby and Pete

When: Saturday 15th June, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: See Aussie rapper Allday in his world first creative collab with digital artists Toby and Pete.For one night only, these artists will join forces on stage at Perth’s Rosemount Hotel to create an evolving piece of digital art using live-fed footage of Allday and you, the audience. Event details here.

September Sun Single Launch | Stalemate

When: Friday 16th June, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Babushka Bar, Leederville.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Following an from a sold out launch of their debut EP, Of a Feather, September Sun have announced a brand new single. After an in-flux of newly written material the band couldn’t resist heading back to the studio to do it all again. Recorded just a few months ago with Ben Court at Beardfoot Studios, the new single Stalemate delves deeper into their musical minds and plans to feature on a future EP release. Special guests True Neutral, Dear Solider and J.F.K. Event details here.

BFS | The U-Nites | Ben Cately

When: Friday 16th June, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: High energy live acts! Featuring upbeat bluesy beats by Ben Cately, reggae and roots from The U-Nites and funky world music by Barefeet Sojourns. Event details here.

Bad Dreems | Gutful Album Tour

When: Friday 16th June, 8pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $25 from here.
Info: Get ready Australia, Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems have today announced that they will be bringing the new tunes from their forthcoming sophomore album GUTFUL, to fans around the country via their renowned, tangled, sweaty and cathartic live shows this June. With new single Feeling Remains released and doing the rounds online and on air, fans are getting a further glimpse into the sonic structure that holds Gutful up as one of the most anticipated Australian releases of 2017. Proving to be more than just a rock record Bad//Dreems have managed to express the contradictions of the Australian condition: defiance and despair, solitude and tribalism, gentrification and decay. Event details here.

RTRFM Presents Fremantle Winter Music Festival

When: Saturday 17th June, 7pm-1am.
Where: Fremantle.
Cost: $15-$20 from here.
Info: RTRFM’s Fremantle Winter Festival returns for its 11th year! Featuring over 20 acts, FWMF will take over five of Fremantle’s favourite venues – Mojos Bar Fremantle, North Fremantle Bowling Club, The Railway Hotel and The Swan Hotel (Lounge and Basement). One HUGE lineup across 4 venues. Event details here.

The Hard Aches | The Brain Drain Tour

When: Saturday 17th June, 8pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $16 from here.
Info: Indie­ Punk Rock mainstay The Hard Aches are releasing a new single Brain Drain, which will form side A of a split 7” that will be released with UK friends, and all round good people Muncie Girls. Muncie Girls will make their Australian debut as support of The Hard Aches June tour. Event details here.

Thundamentals | Everyone We Know Tour

When: Saturday 17th June, 8pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $45 from here.
Info: Thundamentals have well and truly earned their mantle as one of Australia’s most exciting and dynamic live acts. Since the release of their ARIA nominated 3rd Album ‘So We Can Remember’, the Blue Mountains via Sydney Hip Hop outfit have toured frenetically in Australia and Europe, playing massive runs of club shows and almost every major music festival in the country, fostering a connection with fans that has blossomed into something truly special. On Everyone We Know, Thundamentals’ first full-length release on their own newly minted label ‘High Depth’ and recorded at the studio of good friends Hermitude in Sydney’s Inner West, the band have reached new heights. Event details here

Graham Greene Band | Guitarscapes

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When: Sunday 18th June, 7pm-11pm.
Where: The Boston, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Graham Greene, Jim Awram and Troy Brazier hit The Boston to rock the house with a selection of GGB’s blistering and emotive instrumentals, featuring tracks from the latest releases, Down Devils Road and The Guitar Vinci Code. Event details here.

The Pink Floyd Experience | Animals 40th Anniversary Tour

When: Monday 19th June, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Perth Concert Hall, Perth.
Cost: $99-$120 from here.
Info: To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 with a brand new show. To also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ album, the Pink Floyd Experience present something very special for fans this year. A Trilogy of Pink Floyd albums, played in their entirety by world class musicians, augmented by a stellar crew of the best sound and lighting teams with state of the art sound and lighting equipment. Featuring Pink Floyd’s three most iconic albums, Animals, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.

Lonesome Ghosts

When: Thursday 22nd June, 7:30pm.
Where: Windsor Hotel, Perth.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Lonesome Ghosts are getting back into the groove of things to get their new setlists together and try out some new songs before recording. Check them out! Event details here.

Tijuana Cartel

When: Thursday 22nd June, 8pm.
Where: Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough.
Cost: $34.70 from here.
Info: The word is certainly out about Tijuana Cartel. Every time they run a show – particularly in West Australia – it’s a meeting place for all walks of life to plug in to a guaranteed feel good dance party. Paul, the amazing flamenco guitarist from Tijuana Cartel, has been immersing himself in Spain furthering his craft, and this tour coincides with his brief visit to our shores. Event details here.

The Silent Deeds | Here We Go Single/Video Launch

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When: Friday 23rd June, 8pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 from here.
Info: For those who missed the train, let us introduce The Silent Deeds, a four piece alt-rock band formed here in Perth in early 2015. Since their inception the Deeds have played from Albany to Geraldton and back again, earning their stripes as a true Aussie rock n roll band playing a huge catalogue of original tracks from bopping blues to foot-stomping rock-infused anthems with modern twists. On Friday the 23rd The Silent Deeds will release their new single Here We Go at the hottest venue in town Jack Rabbit Slim’s; an anthem of epic proportions about all things excess – the phrase ‘you only live once’ comes to mind as the music video for the single will enforce the excessive nature these boys take to everything they do from rocking out on stage to hitting the bar after the show…and also before. Event details here.

Minx for Women at the Fly

When: Friday 23rd June, 7pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: TBA.
Info: MINX | FOR WOMEN. Stay tuned here for full lineup and details coming soon.

Vancouver Sleep Clinic | Revival Tour

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When: Saturday 24th June, 9pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $20 from here.
Info: Vancouver Sleep Clinic have just announced their Australasian Revival Tour. They’ll be playing music from their debut album Revival, which was released on 7th April to overwhelming critical acclaim. Tim Bettinson, the creative force behind Vancouver Sleep Clinic, is a 21-year-old singer, songwriter and producer from Brisbane, Australia. Born in 1996, Bettinson grew up listening to his father’s classic Fleetwood Mac and Eagles records before discovering more modern artists like Bon Iver and Sigur Ros in his teens. Event details here.

Toby Beard

When: Saturday 24th June, 7:30pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $30 from here.
Info: The Fly has always been a favourite for Toby Beard and her fans, so this show will be a very special night. Join Toby for her homecoming show and new EP release, Fall Into Me. Event details here.

Big Orange & Michael Savage | Double Single Launch

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When: Saturday 24th June, 7pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: On door.
Info: Big Orange team up with psych-pop dreamweaver Michael Savage, to host a double single launch at Mojos. Event details here.

Proud Mary | Australia’s Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

When: Saturday 24th June, 8pm.
Where: Market City Tavern, Canning Vale.
Cost: $28.60 from here.
Info: Performing live with their authentic show honoring the swampy sounds of one of the 60s and 70s best rock acts in full concert style. Event details here.

Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell

When: Saturday 24th June, 7pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $41 from here.
Info: A huge double act! With special guest Alex the Astronaut in support. An intrinsically collaborative affair, the Distant Call Tour sees Dustin and Lisa tour and perform together for the first time. Sharing the same band, they’ll combine their collective energy with a carefully curated 100 minute, hour and a half set. Event details here.

All Our Exes Live in Texas | When We Fall National Album Tour

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When: Sunday 25th June, 7:30pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $25 from here.
Info: A testament to their musical strength and vulnerability, When We Fall is a collection of songs that are enough to make grown men bawl. But beneath the sweet, potent harmonies and lamentations of love, lie four witty and intelligent feminists who harness their talent for good not evil. When We Fall was produced and engineered by Wayne Connolly (Sarah Blasko, Silverchair, You Am I)

Music of the 1970’s #2

When: Monday 26th June, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$15 from here.
Info: Following the sell-out success of ‘Music of the 1960’s’ late last year; the band are back to perform the electrifying collection songs from the 1970s!  Expect a night full of classics by timeless artists such as Queen, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, The Eagles, Paul Simon and many more. You’ll be singing the night away with this collection of hits! Event details here.

Faith & Freedom | The Music of George Michael

When: Tuesday 27th June, 7pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $74-$94.50 from here.
Info: George Michael: upturned collar, reflective aviator shades, trimmed beard, cross earring. He is the man with the voice who brought soul to the pop world. Perth Symphony Orchestra loves to re-work the music of the world’s most talented artists, bringing a new orchestral sound to massive hits. The concert is performed by the Perth Symphony strings, drums and percussion and features the remarkable WAAPA Gospel Choir led by Matt Allen, Head of Contemporary Voice at WAAPA. Event details here.

Carus Thompson | Crash Land Tour

When: Thursday 29th June, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $21.50 from here.
Info: Australian songwriter and accomplished storyteller Carus Thompson releases Crash Land, the third single off his new album Island. Telling engaging stories through song, Thompson has weaved a particularly Australian tale on Island, delivering an album that depicts this country as he sees it today. With only a seated capacity of only 55, this show is sure to sell out quickly. Tickets won’t be around for long. Fellow Freo songsmith Dave Johnson (The Fling) opens and then will join Thompson on stage also. Event details here.

Live n Loud Thursdays | A Perfect Circle Performed by Sea of Names

When: Thursday 29th June, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $18.05 from here.
Info: Thursdays at The Newport Hotel is all about live music performed loud by leading musicians! Mer de Noms (French for “sea of names”) is the debut album by American rock band A Perfect Circle. Hear it performed live in all its entirety by Sea of Names – a group specifically formed to pay tribute to the album. Event details here.

The Love Junkies | Cough and Splutter EP Launch

When: Friday 30th June, 8pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 from here.
Info: Sweet Mate Promotions, Walking Horse Management and BÜTSIKATSIK proudly present…The Love Junkies Cough and Splutter EP launch. With special guests Peter Bibby’s Dog Act, Nerve Quakes, Mung Dahl, Oosterbanger. Event details here.

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