Gig Guide: Your Dose of Live Music in Perth, March 2016

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The local music scene is jam-packed with entertainment for March with Labour Day long weekend and Easter just around the corner. And that means a lot more opportunities to see some great live acts, without having to worry about work the next day of course! Bliss.

There’s some fantastic international acts coming our way including Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas, Carl Cox, Steve Poltz, Tom Jones, Buckcherry, Cold War Kids, Stiff Little Fingers and so many more. 2016 has already proved to be big year with more international artists venturing over to give Perth fans a little more live music love, thanks guys!

The Newport Record Club finishes up season 4 this month with Blondie, Billy Joel and Rage Against the Machine still to rock your world. Make sure you get on board with Perth’s most exclusive club to see for yourself what it’s all about, if you haven’t experienced its magic already.

Don’t forget – if you have some cool live music to share, contact us today to feature your band’s gig in the Toward Music monthly gig guide.

David Mercy and Bella Blakemore at The Ellington Jazz Club

David Mercy - The Ellington Jazz Club

When: Tuesday 1st March, 7pm
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 from here.
Info: David Mercy and Bella Blakemore are two of WA’s most exciting new singer-songwriters. Friends through a love of song and stories Bella and Dave present their first co- headline show with a variety of talented friends along for the ride as they showcase their own take on the acoustic folk/roots /pop genre. Event details here

The Gaslight Club

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When: Tuesday 1st March, 8pm
Where: The Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door, $5 corkage (BYO).
Info: Fly By Night presents Freo’s newest Blues Club ‘for people with open minds’- The Gaslight Club! Named in honor of one of the most important venues in Perth in the 60s! Each and every week will be a new line up of blues artists, and when we say blues it includes African, Fado, Rembetika, Soul, Funk, Jazz etc… This will not be a club for purists! Event details here.

Rob Thomas | The Great Unknown Tour

Rob Thomas - The Great Unknown Tour

When: Wednesday 2nd March, 5pm.
Where: Kings Park, West Perth.
Cost: $109-$300 from here.
Info: Rob Thomas has had an ongoing, 20 year long love affair with Australian audiences – both as the frontman, lead vocalist and key songwriter for Matchbox 20 and as a major solo artist. Supports are From the Dunes and Pete Murray. Event details here.

Speaker Box | 90s House Party 1994 Edition

Speaker Box at The Newport Hotel

When: Wednesday 2nd March, 8:30pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry.
Info: The year is 1997, the Spice Girls, R.Kelly and Backstreet Boys are topping the charts, Titanic is screening at your local drive through, David Duchovny has just won a Golden Globe for his role in the X-files and your Tamagotchi and Furby are your favourite pets. The Newport Hotel will take you back in time to 1997 as part of our new Wednesday night party SPEAKER BOX, held on the first Wednesday of every month and slowly working back to 1990. Heaps of food and drink specials to indulge in too. Event details here

Peking Duk | Australian Tour

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When: Wednesday 2nd March, 8:00pm.
Where: Metro City, Perth.
Cost: $49.50 from here. 
Info: Having just announced a massive 20-plus date North American tour, home grown superstars Peking Duk will continue their global tour of sweat, announcing a 2016 Australiana Tour. Peking Duk (Adam Hyde & Reuben Styles) rocketed into the Australian music scene in 2014 with their massive ARIA Award-winning, triple platinum-selling single High featuring Nicole Millar. Event details here.

We The Kings

We The Kings

When: Thursday 3rd March,
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $49.50 – $148.50 from here.
Info: Pop punk outfit out of Florida, US, We The Kings first shook the US charts with their single, “Check Yes Juliet” in 2007. They have since been on the up and up, releasing a number of Top 40 Singles and headlining the Vans Warped Tour. Their latest offering ‘ Somewhere Somehow’ cements the band at the top echelons of the pop rock world as the band evolve their mission remains the same. As front man Travis Clark comments, “That’s been the goal of our band since day one, even from the first album: make the world a happier place.”

The Newport Record Club: Blondie | Parallel Lines

Blondie

When: Thursday 3rd March, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club at The Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Cost: $15 on the door.
Info: Blondie’s Parallel Lines will be performed in all it’s entirety at Perth’s exclusive Record Club by local icons the Blondie Explodes. Event details here.

Jimi Hendrix | The Australian Tribute

Jimi Hendrix - The Australian Tribute

When: Friday 4th March, 8pm.
Where: Charles Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $25 on door.
Info: The Jimi Hendrix Australian Tribute featuring blues / roc guitar legend Lindsay Wells, Bob Greaves on bass and Jaidan McKeich on drums. Come down and EXPERIENCE. Event details here

The Cat Empire

The Cat Empire

When: Friday 4th March, 6pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: $72.25 from here.
Info: Australia’s favourite summer party band The Cat Empire will be back in March performing all the favourite anthems, hits and memories from their six albums as well as explosive and infectious tracks from their all-singing, all dancing new album Rising With The Sun, which will be released globally on 4 Mar. Event details here

Axe Girl at the Indi Bar

Axe Girl

When: Saturday 5th March, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Axe Girl are tearing up the Indi Bar with supports from Yokohomos and Monroe. Event details here.

WA Cider and Pork Festival 2016

WA Cider and Pork Festival

When: Saturday 5th March – Sunday 6th March 12pm.
Where: Oakover Grounds, Middle Swan.
Cost: $30-$100 from here.
Info: Labour Day long weekend indulge in the top cider and pork selections in Australia. And while you’re enjoying the best cider and pork going around you’ll be entertained with live music on the main stage, roaming entertainers and buskers throughout the festival. Event details here.

Art vs. Science

Art vs Science

When: Saturday 5th March 7pm.
Where: Capitol, Perth.
Cost: $35.10 from here.
Info: Art vs Science are happy to share details of their forthcoming tour dates in support of their excellent new album Off The Edge of The Earth and Into Forever, Forever. The tour takes place in five capital cities as well as select regional dates this March. Support comes from KLP, the host of triple j’s House Party and a rising star in her own right (check out her latest original video for new single ‘Recover ft. Remi here). The tour promises to be one proper party. Event details here.

Proud Mary | The Ultimate CCR Tribute

Proud mary

When: Saturday 5th March 8pm.
Where: Charles Hotel, North Perth.
Cost:TBA.
Info: Join the greatest CCR tribute band in the West for all your favourite Creedence Clearwater Revival classics. Tickets can be purchased on the door. Event details here.

Brown Sugar Grand Opening | New Chill Spot for Afro & Dancehall Lovers

Brown Sugar Grand Opening

When: Saturday 5th March 11pm.
Where: Just off Pearl Street, Perth. Check out Brown Sugar’s page here.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Brand new chill spot for afro and dancehall loves not forgetting the RnB and trap lovers. A classy event for the first Saturday of every month with music from the finest Perth and Interstate DJ’s featuring all the latest RnB, Dancehall and AfroBeats tracks. Get ready to party! Event details here

Back to the 80’s

Live Music in Perth

When: Sunday 6th March, 6pm.
Where: 399 Bar, Perth.
Cost: TBA. On door.
Info: Great 80’s hits all night from 3 of the best 80’s DJ’s in Perth. It’s a long weekend so no work the next day. Wake me up before you go go back to the future with DJ Sheridan, Jo & Sasha as they spin you round, round, round with Madonna, Bowie, Blondie, Queen , Prince and Inxs of 6 hours of Footloose hits from 6pm to midnight. Come walking on sunshine at 399 on Sunday 6th March, don’t you forget about that date, now beat it, whip it into shape! Event details here

Stacked Actors Play Foo Fighters

Stacked Actors

When: Sunday 6th March, 6pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $20 on door.
Info: Monkey Wrench, My Hero, Everlong: hear these songs when the Perth supergroup ‘Stacked Actors’ perform the classic Foo Fighters record The Colour and the Shape live in its entirety at the Rosemount ! Make sure you stick around for their hit filled encore set of songs like Times Like These, Rope, Generator, Best Of You and so much more! End of Fashion’s Justin Burford supports. Event details here. Stacked Actors have already played as part of The Newport Record Club – check out the details here!

Stacked Actors are…
Salv Di Criscito (The Bitter Grins)
Russell Loasby (Michael Savage / The Autumn Isles / Some Like It Yacht / The Beat Surrenders)
Aidan Gordon (Tenderhooks)
Brian Maloney (The Autumn Isles)

Pilerats Presents Cyril Hahn & Chrome Sparks

Pilerats Jack Rabbit Slims

When: Sunday 6th March, 9pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $30 from here.
Info: Pilerats is proud to present two of electronic music’s finest talents in a very rare collaborative show for the Labour day long weekend. Event details here.

Passenger

Passenger - Fremantle Arts Centre - Live Music in Perth

When: Sunday 6th March, 6pm – 10pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: $74.50 from here.
Info: Following last year’s largest Australian tour to date, Passenger aka Mike Rosenberg will return to our shores in February and March of 2016. The visceral and heart breaking performer has held audiences in spell bound rapture for more than five years as his star has well and truly risen world-wide. Event details here.

Carl Cox & Kölsch

Carl Cox

When: Sunday 6th March, 6pm.
Where: Red Hill Auditorium, Perth.
Cost: $96.50 from here.
Info: As the Fatboy Slim show sells out at Red Hill Auditorium – T1000 Events brings you another electronic music legend for one show only – the legendary Carl Cox! One of the most charming DJs in the business. A musical ambassador and a veteran of acid house, a champion of techno, a dance music pioneer, label owner, King of Ibiza – you name it, Carl’s been there and done it, never losing sight of his passions – playing music, breaking tunes and celebrating life. Next year Carl retires from his residency at Space Ibiza, this is a rare chance to see one of the greatest DJs of our time at an open air venue like no other! Event details here

Sca*Bra*Zil

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When: Sunday 6th March, 7pm-11pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Once a month Brazil will be taking over the Indi bar with a tropical soundtrack of dance bombs for you to get your samba on. Yes Australia, Perth’s original student agency, will be down to give away some great prizes on the night alongside live bands, music and much more. Sambalicious will be providing the tunes and the Indi crew will be supplying the $10 double shot caipirinhas and Brazilian food specials on the menu all at Scarborough’s best live music venue.

Kolombo Australian Tour

Kolombo

When: Sunday 6th March, 7pm.
Where: Matisse Beach Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: FREE entry.
Info: Long Weekend Sunday. On the coast. In Summer. With KOLOMBO with support from the usual Matisse suspects Saul Bliss, BRVDO & more. And it’s FREE. What else could you possibly need to know? Kolombo aka Olivier Grégoire is one of the most prolific and renowned producer/dj from Belgium. He truly masters the art of modern production like not many of his peers and has experimented many dance music genres trough various pseudonyms, leading to a huge discography, that includes releases on some of the world’s finest electronic imprints. Event details here.

Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz

When: Monday 7th March, 8pm.
Where: Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $39.80 from here.
Info: Australians love Steve Poltz because he is not normal. Born in Canada but grew up in California, Poltz would easily claim to be Canadian “should a hostage situation arise. Famously co-writing You Were Meant For Me with Jewel, Poltz is also a smart-ass philosopher with an absurd point of view. His shows makes audiences laugh one moment and cry the next. His improvisational songwriting, his mastery of the guitar and his engaging solo performances make him deserving of the Best Artist award at the Port Fairy Folk Festival 2015. Event details here or read a live review.

MC Breakout | Bliss N’ Eso, 360, Downsyde & More!

Bliss N' Eso

When: Monday 7th March, 7pm.
Where: Metro City, Perth.
Cost: $94 from here.
Info: In the wake of debuting at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart with their fifth studio effort Circus In The Sky, Bliss n Eso now find themselves with the highest selling Australian album of 2013, and a revered Gold plaque after only 10 days of release. Between the multiple number one charting albums and chart records, various awards and accolades, an unprecedented live presence and the most loyal music fanbase in the country, the Sydney trio continue to push not only themselves, but hip-hop, forward in Australia. Supports include 360, Seth Sentry, Downsyde, Coin Banks, DJ Armee and another headline acts direct for the USA soon to be announced! Event details here.

Ben Merito at The Lucky Shag

Ben Merito

When: Tuesday 8th March, 6pm – 9pm.
Where: The Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar, Perth.
Cost: TBA
Info: Join NZ artist Ben Merito at Lucky Shag with his funky indi -rock tunes, high-energy and catchy beats.

The East Pointers

East-Pointers

When: Wednesday 9th March.
Where: The Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: TBA
Info: Join Canadian rockers as they come back to Aussie shores to give fans more love. Follow the boys on Facebook for event details.

Kate Ceberano Live at the Quarry with Howie Morgan

Live Music in Perth

When: Thursday 10th March, 6:30pm.
Where: Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach.
Cost: $74.15 from here.
Info: Soulstice Events is proud to be collaborating with Make a Difference Foundation WA in its inaugural event –
bringing to Perth one of Australia’s most gifted and versatile performers, Kate Ceberano. Sharing the stage with Kate at the quarry amphitheatre will be local musician Howie Morgan and his band. Event details here

The Newport Record Club: Billy Joel | Stranger

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When: Thursday 10th March, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club at The Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Cost: $15 on the door.
Info: Billy Joel’s The Stranger will be performed in all it’s entirety at Perth’s exclusive Record Club by local icons The Real Estate Novelists, which includes Michael DeGrussa. A not-to-be-missed show! Event details here. New to the Record Club? Find out what the hype is all about here.

Deep House Vibrations

Deep House Vibrations

When: Friday 11th March, 7:30pm.
Where: 399 Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: FREE entry.
Info: An evening of Deep House stretching from the early Digweed years to modern day. Join Stu V and DJ’s from the UK in the 399 rear courtyard to celebrate all things deep and a birthday or two. Old ravers don’t die…they do however go deaf. Event details here

SUBLOW: Grime | Bass | UK Garage

Sublow

When: Friday 11th March, 10pm.
Where: Villa Nightclub, Northbridge.
Cost: $25-$35 from here.
Info: SUBLOW featuring P Money and Royal-T. An epic night to be expected of dirty grime beats, bass and UK Garage. Let loose! Event details here.

Sundown Sessions with St Germain

Sundown Sessions

When: Saturday 12th March, 4pm.
Where: Port Beach, Fremantle.
Cost: $58-$70 from here.
Info: Offworld Productions is proud to announce that Sundown Sessions closes this summer with the 15 YEAR, long awaited return of St Germain along with full live band at North Freo’s Port Beach. Brought to life in 2013, Sundown Sessions has since graced WA shores with five successful concert events over three summers, and guests this year will be treated to one of the most sublime music masters yet as the pristine sands and clear blue water of Port Beach offers the ultimate backdrop for international jazz house music royalty, St Germain. Event details here

The Beards Farewell Tour

The Beards Farewell Tour

When: Saturday 12th March, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $30 from here.
Info: Beloved Aussie beard-rock band The Beards have declared that they will be calling an end to their hard-touring ways and have announced a huge Farewell Tour for 2016. The Beards, who famously only ever perform songs about one topic, will be touring throughout Australia performing two sets jam-packed with pro-beard anthems from their impressive five album back-catalogue, incorporating both the stripped-back acoustic sound that saw them crack Triple J’s Hottest 100, and the infectious pop-rock that has won them a legion of fans worldwide. The Beards Farewell Tour will give fans of the band in every state and territory one last dose of pro-beard activist rock before the four-piece hangs up its touring hat indefinitely. Event details here

Palms – Crazy Rack Tour

Palms - Crazy Rack Tour

When: Saturday 12th March, 9pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge. 
Cost: TBA from here.
Info: Sydney’s bad boys for love, Palms, have emerged from a brain- storming session with an idea that is both left field, and genius-like in its simplicity. They are going on a national tour to play the songs from their brand new, and really excellent album Crazy Rack, live. It’s called the Palms Crazy Rack National Tour. Palms’ audacious plan involves playing the songs from Crazy Rack live in a series of rooms across the country with a stage at one end and a bar at the other. A small fee will charged in exchange for entry. Whether this completely upends the current music industry orthodoxy of music being streamed for free and accompanying surf and skate videos remains to be seen.

Sets on the Beach End of Summer Party

Sets on the Beach

When: Sunday 13th March, 1:30pm – 10pm.
Where: Port beach, Fremantle.
Cost: $69 from here.
Info: It’s time to say goodbye to the warmer weather, and what better way to do that than on the pristine white sands and clear blue waters of Port Beach?! — split across two levels with three stages, the creatively-designed space includes all the added creature comforts with plenty of bars, furniture, theming as well as viewing platforms allowing sightlines from all angles to ensure everyone can enjoy the ultimate beach party experience. Providing the soundtrack to the final party of the summer are national and international sensations including CarmadaNina Las VegasBondaxSet MoElk RoadPacesTCTS + more still to be announced! Event details here.

Sevendust and Tempest Rising

Sevendust

When: Sunday 13th March, 8pm.
Where: Capitol, Perth.
Cost: $69.95 from here.
Info: Sevendust’s triumphant return to Australia marks the first shows on Aussie soil in six years and Atlanta’s brutal hard rock kings are back as heavy as ever. Sevendust kicked off their illustrious career with an untouchable string of three gold albums, beginning with their self-titled 1997 debut and continuing with Home in 1999 and Animosity in 2001. Along the way, they’ve sold out shows everywhere and given unforgettable performances at the likes of Rock On The Range, Woodstock andOZZfest. However, the new chapter starts now. The blistering new album Kill The Flaw has received some of the best reviews of the band’s careers, displaying a re-invigouration of creativity and signaling a rejuvenated take-no-prisoners stance akin to that initial 3 album burst of mayhem.

Sunday Afternoon Live Music | Garbin Estate Wines

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When: Sunday 13th March, 2:30pm – 5pm.
Where: Garbin Estate Wines, Swan Valley.
Cost: FREE entry.
Info: Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of free live music, premium wines and cheeseboards available for purchase at Garbin Estate Wines every Sunday afternoon throughout Autumn. Chat to the Garbin family about their 2016 Vintage of Estate premium wine styles producing sparkling white and rose wines, whites and reds, amongst the lingering vintage aromas of ferments and grape marc. Event details here. For more wine related events make sure you check out the Travelling Corkscrew blog.

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

When: Sunday 13th March, 5pm.
Where: Kings Park, Perth.
Cost: $122 – $356 from here.
Info: Over his remarkable 50 year career, charming crooner Tom Jones has sustained his popularity as a live performer and recording artist who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. The Grammy and Brit Awards winner will perform a series of shows across the country, belting out countless hits including; ‘It’s Not Unusual’, ‘Delilah’, ‘Green, Green Grass of Home’, ‘Kiss’, ‘If I Only Knew’, ‘Mama Told Me’, ‘Burning Down The House’ and ‘Sex Bomb’. Event details here.

The Honourable Schoolboys

The Honourable Schoolboys

When: Sunday 13th March, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Four5Nine Bar (Rosemount Hotel), North Perth.  
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Pop-rock group The Honourable Schoolboys will be bringing you into your Sunday session this weekend. Supports by a trio of exciting local acts including the dashing man of mystery Steve Hensby, cool country pop-sters The Jackson Roses, and boysenberry jammer Marley Wynn. Event details here.

David Mercy, Billie Rodgers & Friends

David Mercy

When: Tuesday 15th March, 7pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$15 from here.  
Info: David Mercy and Billie Rogers are two of WA’s most exciting new singer-songwriters. Friends through a love of song and stories Billie and Dave present their first co- headline show with a variety of talented friends along for the ride as they showcase their own take on the acoustic folk/roots /pop genre. Tickets are limited. Event details here.

Calexico at the Fremantle Arts Centre

Calexico

When: Wednesday 16th March, 6-9pm.
Where: FAC, Fremantle.
Cost: $61 from here.
Info: Calexico, a Tex-Mex band based in Arizona, will have shows in Australia to make sure those who can’t see them perform at WOMADelaide will be able to catch them in a few headline shows. Edge Of The Sun, their new album, features collaborations with Band Of Horses, Iron & Wine and a lot more.

The Newport Record Club: Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against the Machine - The Newport Record Club

When: Thursday 17th March, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club at The Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Cost: $15 on the door.
Info: Rage Against the Machine’s self titled album will be performed in all it’s entirety at Perth’s exclusive Record Club by local icons Rubble of Empire. This is the LAST NIGHT for Season 4! Event details here.

The Kill Devil Hills Album Launch

The Kill Devil Hills

When: Friday 18th March, 8pm.
Where: Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $28.50 from here.
Info: After a few dubious years of collective amnesia, self-induced whiplash, attempted veganism, failed stock-market ventures and cheap off-shore neurosurgery, The Kill Devil Hills return to present their long-brewed fourth studio album, In On Under Near Water. A couple of years in the making, it’s now ready for its world premiere release, to be fittingly held in the bosom of the Fremantle town and music community, the Fly By Night Club, in a sure-to-be theatrical night of sonic journeying through all the new songs, and no doubt some old faves. Joined by the spectral soar-wings of Rachael Dease. Event details here.

Dallas Crane at The Indi Bar

Dallas Crane

When: Friday 18th March, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough. 
Cost: $23.50 from here.
Info: Almost 20 years on from their first shows Dallas Crane have not only become lauded constituents of the Australian rock ‘n roll scene, but a trend-proof mainstay that continues to exhilarate audiences wherever they bloody well set foot! Some used to call them, ‘Australia’s hardest working band’, playing their guts out to anyone who’d listen, in which most cases was a packed out pub anywhere around Australia. They gave everything every time you saw them; no microphone left un-scolded, no denim jacket left un-soaked and no audience left anything other than completely satisfied with what they had just witnessed for the last hour and a bit. Even You Am I’s Tim Rogers had them down as his favourite band, immortalising them in their song Who Put The Devil In You?’ So doing what Dallas Crane do best, the band will hit the road in 2016 for a series of shows around the country in support of their brand new album Scoundrels.

Pierce Brothers at Jack Rabbit Slims

Pierce Brothers at Jack Rabbit Slims

When: Friday 18th March, 8pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge. Read a live review of the venue here.
Cost: $25 from here.
Info: Join the Pierce Brothers for the one and only summer Perth show. Supported by Morgan Bain. Event details here.

Amy Winehouse Tribute at The Ellington

Amy Winehouse Tribute

When: Friday 18th March, 11pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$15 from here.
Info: Join Jessica Welsh and friends for a Saturday night filled with the best of the musical legend; Amy Winehouse! Featuring tracks from the albums ‘Frank’ and ‘Back to Black’ the band of recent WAAPA graduates will pay a tribute to the talents of Winehouse with a Late Night Groove at the Ellington! Event details here.

Buckcherry Australian and NZ Tour

Buckcherry

When: Saturday 19th March, 8pm.
Where: Metropolis, Fremantle.
Cost: $73-$160 from here.
Info: One of rock’s great bands, Buckcherry will return to Australia and New Zealand this March. Led by Josh Todd, a man who personifies rock n roll and anchored by guitarists Keith Nelson and Stevie D, drummer Xavier Muriel and bassist Kelly Lemieux, Buckcherry will deliver a night of straight up good time rock and roll. It’s going to be loud, it’s going to be sweaty, it’s going to be awesome! Buckcherry have released seven full length albums of pure, unbridled rock since forming in 1995. Their latest, simply titled Rock N Roll sums up the bands ethos perfectly. “Rock and roll should make you want to do a few things”, says Keith Nelson, “It should make you want to drive fast, fuck and dance”. And that it does, Buckcherry uphold the unwritten commandments of rock music: Riotous energy, sexy swagger, primal chops and a lifestyle that can’t be switched off. They know no other way. Event details here

Ian Moss | Six Strings Classics Tour

Ian Moss - Six Strings Classics Tour

When: Saturday 19th March, 7pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley. 
Cost: $60 from here.
Info: Aussie rock legend Ian Moss has announced that he will be heading out on a national solo acoustic theatre tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of his classic 2005 album, Six Strings. Recorded at Sydney’s Sandringham Hotel with a Maton 808 acoustic guitar, three pick-ups and three microphones, Moss’ live album went on to become one of the most country’s most beloved rock albums.”Doing these shows remind me time and time again that it’s all about how you play,” Moss said of his upcoming shows. Event details here.

Sunset Sounds with San Cisco

Sunset Sounds

When: Saturday 19th March, 2pm – 5:30pm.
Where: J Shed, Fremantle.
Cost: $45 from here.
Info: Sunset Sounds is an instalment of beach concerts at Bathers Beach in Fremantle. Today’s session brings San Cisco, who’s storm came in much like a front approaching the port in their hometown of Fremantle; swift and eerily beautiful. Initially whipped up in the wake of high school graduation they have exploded since the bands inception with multiple world tours, ARIA nominations, Hottest 100 Top 10’s and worldwide acclaim from their recently released sophomore album Gracetown. Event details here.

Perth Street Festival

Perth Street Festival

When: Saturday 19th March, 5pm-11pm.
Where: 1A Perth Street, Cottesloe, Perth.
Cost: $25 from here.
Info: Perth Street Festival is Perth’s first ‘PARLOUR’ gig, a service where people can book artists / bands to play in their houses or backyards. To date it’s operated successfully on the East Coast and in Melb, and now Perth gets a taste of what all the fuss is about! Following Michael Savage’s briliant pop, Helen Shanahan with Matt Allen will bring their harmonies from heaven, Adrian Hoffman’s new outfit Marley Wynne play a rare early gig, and finishing with Davey Craddock and Mo’ Wilson teaming up for a killer garden headline spot, combining Davey’s WAmericana and Mo’s keyboard versatility. It will be chilled out music to kick back to and soak up in the garden. It’s BYO drinks and food will be provided around 8pm. This new model will help to boost entertainment choices year-round in Perth and inject a solid dose of creativity into the scene. Event details here – don’t miss out on this one! 

Motown and Soul | The Time Tunnel

Fly by Night Club

When: Saturday 19th March, 2pm – 5:30pm.
Where: Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Fremantle`s Premiere Motown event at FLY BY NIGHT (Vic Hall) Fremantle`s Premiere Motown and Soul Night has been at The Fly for many years now and created a great atmosphere with great people. We get loads of great feedback about these Motown nights from happy custodians. Playing ‘proper’ music on ‘proper’ records. Event details here.

The Boulevard | Outdoor Urban Music Festival

The Boulevard

When: Saturday 19th March, 3pm-10pm.
Where: Taylor Reserve, Victoria Park. 
Cost: $106 from here.
Info: The Boulevard will be a unique Outdoor Urban Music Festival, set on the Scenic Parklands of Taylor Reserve in Vic Park by the Swan River. As the sun sets into the night the Perth City lights become our back drop! Add to this amazing space one of the best RnB/Urban lineups to ever hit our shores. Acts to be announced check out the website for more details.

Hoodoo Gurus, Violent Femmes and Sunnyboys

Hoodoo Gurus - Violent Femmes

When: Saturday 19th March, 4pm.
Where: Kings Park, Perth.
Cost: $106-$235 from here.
Info: From the golden age of indie-rock comes three giants of the era, three acts so magnificent in scope it takes several wineries to contain them! Hoodoo Gurus, Sunnyboys and Violent Femmes are teaming up for the very first time this summer in a three-way, no-holds barred attack on the aural senses. Event details here.

PULMAC | Perth’s Underground Live Music Appreciation Club

PULMAC

When: Saturday 19th March, 7pm.
Where: The Civic Hotel, Inglewood.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: This is the first PULMAC event for 2016! The show will feature 5 fantastic acts on the night:
8pm – The Big Jack
8:45 – The Milkmen
9:30 – September Sun
10:15 – Tell The Shaman
11pm – The Rumble

This event is aiming to raise money to go towards the production of a Pilot episode for a new television series called Close To Nowhere – a series about the grassroots original music scene in Perth. Event details here or read more about PULMAC.

Dirtwater Bloom | Getting Down and Dirty in the South West

Dirtwater Bloom

When: Saturday 19th March, 7.30pm.
Where: The Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury.
Cost: TBA.
Info: Perth’s hottest blues / rock band Dirtwater Bloom is back for more action! Get down and dirty with them in Bunbury. Supports to be announced. Event details here.

Kasey Chambers and Jason Ayres

Jason Ayres

When: Saturday 19th March, 7.00pm.
Where: Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mundaring.
Cost: $75 from here.
Info: Don’t miss this exciting concert featuring one of Australia’s leading lady of country music Kasey Chambers. Kasey has been a big part of the music scene since her solo debut album The Captain, and she continues to win over audiences around the country with her luscious voice and great country tunes. Jason Ayres is a well-known acoustic guitar slinger who travels the country armed with his songs and stories. His impressive live show has seen him earn spots alongside Anastacia, Rick Astley, Thirsty Merc, Daryl Braithwaite and tons of massive acts. Catch this magnificent show featuring two great artists in one of WA’s finest outdoor live music spaces – the Mundaring Weir Hotel.

Spencer P. Jones | The Axeman’s Benefit

Spencer P Jones

When: Sunday 20th March, 2-8pm.
Where: Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: TBA.
Info: Life ain’t always black and white, our good friend and music legend Spencer P Jones has hit dark times and is seriously ill. Spencers condition is so serious he is unable to work at the moment. He has a long hard road to recovery before him with all the medical costs that go along with the journey. We have been given the heads up that this is happening by a mutual friend (The Man in Black) aka Tex Perkins he has told us that the music community in the East are putting on a gig to help Spence on the road he has to travel. The show is in April and includes music legends like Paul Kelly, Tex, The Drones, and Renee Geyer. These are all people Spencers has played with during his time on the Australian stage.

We thought we had better get something happening here in the West to help our good mate in these dark hours. We know you’ll all help us to raise some funds so Spencers road leads to a long and continuing journey in Australia’s music history. The funds we raise will help Spencer to get his straps back on and hit his rightful home ‘The Stage’ before too long. Event details here.

Supports from
Dave Faulkner from Hoodoo Gurus
KISStake
The Painkillers
Beautiful Losers
Midfield Legends feat. members of Bad Seeds & The Triffids
Soulfisters (KDH)
Roddy Radalj
Maurice Flavels Intensive Care
and more to be announced…

Cold War Kids Australian Tour

Cold War Kids

When: Sunday 20th March, 8pm.
Where: Metropolis, Fremantle.
Cost: $70.10 from here. 
Info: Cold War Kids have announced national headline shows to accompany their March Bluesfest visit to Australia. The tour comes in continued support of the band’s fifth album, 2014’s Hold My Home and single First. Event details here.

Bryan Adams | A Day on the Green

Bryan Adams A Day on the Green

When: Monday 21st March, 7pm.
Where: Kings Park, West Perth. 
Cost: $119.90-$299.90 from here.
Info: On the cusp of performing to an audience of millions at the 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final next weekend, Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will return to Australia for the Get Up tour. In addition to arena performances at Sydney’s Allphones Arena and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Adams will also play a series of a day on the green events with special guests Baby Animals and The Superjesus. Canada’s most successful singer has been making musical history for more than three decades and has garnered more than 65 million album sales, 21 top ten hits and seven number one singles, topping the charts in more than 40 countries around the world in the process.

The Wailers | Blulesfest Sideshow

The Wailers

When: Monday 21st March, 7pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $80.50 from here.
Info: One of the most important and renowned reggae acts today in The Wailers are heading to Australia next March for Bluesfest and the band have today announced four sideshow performances during their trip to our shores. The group, made up of the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers following the iconic singer’s death in 1991, will perform tracks spanning over their entire catalogue including Exodus, Survival, Uprising and Legend.

The Buzzcocks | Australian Tour

Buzzcocks

When: Wednesday 23rd March, 7pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $59.20 from here.
Info: To celebrate their 40th birthday, one of the most influential English punk-rock bands, The Buzzcocks will be heading to Australia. Don’t miss this legendary punk band!

Robin Schulz | All My Friends Summer Beach Party

Robin Schulz

When: Thursday 24th March, 5pm.
Where: Salt on the Beach, Port Beach Road, North Fremantle.
Cost: $70-$80 from here.
Info: One of the world’s biggest DJ’s, Robin Schulz is coming to Perth this Easter Thursday for a summers final beach party. After performing at renowned events such as London’s iTunes Festival, the Belgian Tomorrowland, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival add in sold-out tours throughout Europe, America and Asia. Robin Schulz will be landing in Perth primed to perform for fans across the country. Event details here.

Roller Easter | Drum & Bass

Roller Easter

When: Thursday 24th March, 7pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: FREE entry. 
Info: Oh yes it’s almost that time . . . roller EASTER THURSDAY will soon be here absolutely bursting with drum & bass awesomeness. Pulling out all the stops to make the biggest FREE drum & bass party on the local calendar, this baby is expected even bigger for 2016. All will be revealed soon, but in the meantime – click attending, spread the word and start gathering your peeps… do not miss out!

Moxie (Ireland) at The Fly

Moxie

When: Friday 25th March, 8pm.
Where: Fly by Night Club, Fremantle. 
Cost: $30-$35 from here.
Info: When 5 young Irish musicians hibernate for 2 weeks to explore their music by the ever changing sky and the rhythmic movements and sounds of Irelands west coast Atlantic sea you get Moxie, a group who are inspiring audiences with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. The band includes Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/steel string guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo) and Paddy Hazelton (percussion). Their music has a solid traditional backbone. Jazz, rock, bluegrass and world music rhythms and harmonies are creatively structured around this base treating the listener to layers of rich and intricate sounds as the band deliver a punchy program of both their own compositions and old tunes with a new emerald vibe. Event details here

The High Learys with Beach Aunty, The Peaky Blinkers and Nick Sheppard

The High Learys Live Music Perth

When: Sunday 27th March, 7pm-11pm.
Where: Babushka, Leederville.
Cost: $15 on the door.
Info: Rock group The High Learys will be showcasing their brand spanking new single Cabinet out on Pavement Records 25th March. To celebrate the single launch, special guest Beach Aunty and The Peaky Blinders will be supporting, along with Nick Sheppard on the DJ table. It’s going to be a huge night so don’t miss it! Event details here.

National Touring Presents Scribe

Scribe

When: Sunday 27th March, 5pm-12pm.
Where: The Game Sports Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $35 from here.
Info: Join us Easter long weekend for a Sunday session of NZ’s finest Hip-Hop! The Crusader himself, SCRIBE will be at The Game Sports Bar dropping all of his bangers! Supported by EX – Z – DJ IllicitDJ Mox. Event details here.

Stiff Little Fingers Australian Tour

Stiff Little Fingers

When: Tuesday 29th March, 7.30pm.
Where: Capitol, Perth. 
Cost: $59.90 from here.
Info: Formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland, Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. Contemporaries of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69 and Stranglers, they wrote initially about their own lives growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. In November of ’77, they released “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life”. These were the first of what became SLF’s signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK Top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut “Inflammable Material”. The album chronicles the band’s anger and frustration at “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland, and calls on youth to create their own reality. “You know what you’re getting at a Fingers gig; raw, impassioned punk rock played like they really mean it, and a good chunk of the setlist is like catching up with an old friend.” Shields Gazette. Event details here

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

When: Tuesday 29th March, 7.30pm.
Where: Metros, Fremantle.
Cost: $69.90 from here.
Info: You don’t get much more rock-n-roll than Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme. Best mates since they were teenagers, the Palm Desert, Californian pair formed EODM in 1998. Despite their band name, EODM is not a death metal band. The story goes that a friend was attempting to convert Joshua Homme to the death metal genre, and Homme wondered what a cross between the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that, EODM was born. Don’t miss these guys live! Event details here.

Endless Boogie at Mojo’s

Endless Boogie

When: Thursday 31st March, 7:00pm.
Where: Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $39.80 from here.
Info: Direct from New York City, Endless Boogie is a way of life, a state of mind and a sonic sensation. Your favourite New York blues/boogie/garage/rock/awesome band are set to return to our piece of dirt for Boogie Festival (Vic), Silver Raven (SA) and a slew of club dates including Perth’s very own Mojo’s Bar and a massive three stage event city side at the Rosemount Hotel which has a line up to blow absolutely any kind of sock off and guarantee transportation to another dimension.

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