Gig Guide: Your Dose of Live Music in Perth, November 2015

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Summer is only just around the corner and you know what that means? 2 solid months loaded with music festivals, sunshine and great times! The local scene in Perth is exploding with EP launches and tasty tunes, plus there’s a few international acts coming this way too so stay tuned.

Season 3 of The Newport Record Club has finished (we’ll announce when season 4 is about to start, don’t worry) but the Record Club has a few ‘Rewind’ sessions in November with some of the best shows over the last few seasons, just in cased you missed anything awesome or want to relive a few favourites.

If you would like to feature your band’s gig in the Toward Music monthly gig guide, please contact me with the details.

Sca*Bra*Zil

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When: Sunday November 1st, 6:30pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Once a month Brazil will be taking over the Indi Bar – Scarborough 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. Double shot caipirinhas and Brazilian food specials on the menu all at Scarborough’s best live music venue. $5 on the door gets you good times, beautiful people and unlimited quality dance floor action!

Sunday Music: Timothy Nelson

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When: Sunday November 1st, 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Timothy Nelson (WA) explores his ever-growing catalogue of endearing folk ‘n’ roll tunes, previewing songs from his upcoming solo album, supported by a new band featuring Luke and Ryan Dux (The Floors), Dale Shearsmith (High Horse) and Todd Pickett (The Kill Devil Hills). Event details here.

They Might Be Giants

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When: Monday November 2nd, 7:00pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, My Lawley.
Cost: $77.45. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: The duo have spent half their life together in TMBG, and along the way have perfected their original sound through memorable melody and a sly bit of humour that never crosses into parody. Along with their impossibly catchy songs, (remind yourself below) They Might Be Giants high concept, low budget music videos helped the band stand apart, and rocketed the duo to the top of the burgeoning US alternative rock scene, and then on to international mainstream success. They have been praised as “The best band you’ve never seen.”…say no more. Event details here.

Festival of the Fret

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When: Tuesday November 3rd, 8:00pm – 11:00pm.
Where: The Perth Blues Club, North Perth.
Cost: $15, members $10.00. Door sales only.
Info: The awesome Festival Of The Fret returns to the Perth Blues Club again this November. Featuring MattyTWall, Lez Karski, Dave Brewer, Zach Linton, Jason Smith. Lookout for fun blues jam at the end of the night with all guitarists on stage at the same time! Event details here.

Club Acoustica at The Indi Bar

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When: Wednesday November 4th, 7:30pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Club Acoustica is a chilled night of acoustic artists playing original music in a stripped back mode with a relaxed lounge room vibe. This week Talia Hart Band will be performing, alongside David Mercy, Matt Oakley and Aaron Gwynaire. Enjoy the latest local tunes for free at the Indi. Follow Club Acoustica on Facebook for all updates.

Stan Walker

Stan-Walker-Perth-Tour

When: Wednesday November 4th, 9:30pm.
Where: Prince of Wales Hotel, Perth.
Cost: $50. Purchase tickets here.
Info: New Zealand recording artist, actor and television personality, Stan Walker, burst onto the music scene in 2009, winning the seventh and final season of Australian Idol. Making a bold move with his latest album, Stan decided to press pause on a batch of his new and original material and instead cover some of the greatest soul songs ever recorded. He explains, “These are songs I’ve loved forever and songs I’ve fallen in love with all over again. They’ve always been with me and I wanted to make them my own.” The album includes covers of songs by soul giants including Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Bob Marley and more. Come see it Stan Walker in action at his all ages gig Wednesday night! Event details here.

Naughty by Nature 25th Anniversary Tour

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When: Thursday November 5th, 7:30pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $74. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: The ‘90s are often described as the Golden Era of hip hop with the decade introducing an array of acts, many of whom have stood the test of time and influenced generations of artists to follow. One such act is the Grammy Award winning hip hop trio, Naughty By Nature, born from the streets of East Orange, New Jersey, or better yet, the streets of ‘’Ill-Town’’. The trio of Treach (Anthony Criss), Vin Rock (Vincent Brown) and the man responsible for their sound, super producer DJ Kay Gee (Keir Gist) have been a mainstay on world stages for 25 years since hitting the charts with their self titled debut album in 1991, which featured the classic ‘’O.P.P’. To celebrate, fans are in for a treat with the shows promising to be nothing short of jam packed, hit laden, ‘’hands in the air’’ hip hop parties, with a few surprises. Event details here. Read live review here

The Newport Record Club Rewind: Radiohead | OK Computer

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When: Thursday November 5th, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club, The Newport Hotel Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door or pre-purchase from here.
Info: Performed by members of Karnivool, Eskimo Joe, The Avenues, Red Jezebel and End of Fashion to bring you Radiohead’s Ok Computer. Another not-to-be-missed night! Event details here or follow The Newport Record Club on Facebook for all the latest shows.

WAM Festival

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When: Thursday November 5th – Sunday November 8th.
Where: Various venues around Perth. Check event page for more information.
Cost: Ranges between FREE and $20 entry, depending on bands and venue.
Info: 160 live acts and DJs, 27 venues, 28 shows, 16 FREE shows, 60+ WA Music Conference Speakers and 14 panels! There’s so much music goodness in store over these few days. You can check the full list of artists, venues and costs on the Facebook event page.

Indi Sounds WAM Showcase

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When: Friday November 6th, 7:00pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $15 on door, $10 pre-sale. 
Info: As part of the 2015 WAM Festival, Indi Bar will be showcasing some of Perth’s hottest talent. Featuring Stillwater Giants, Riley Peace, Wanderlust, The Durongs and Nicky Sandover, tunes will be pumping all evening. Event details here.

The Community Records WAM Showcase

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When: Friday November 6th, 8:00pm.
Where: The Boston, Perth.
Cost: TBA.
Info: The Community Records presents an evening celebrating the successes of 2015 and the continual evolution of truly independent hip hop and electronica in our fair neck of the globe that we are damn proud of. The night bills the underground talent and characters that fall under our unique umbrella of friends and like minded artists, with intimate performances from: Diger Rokwell, Empty, The Boost Hero Man, Cash KRZMA and DJ Silenc. Event details here

Shakin’ Bacon at Bar Indigo

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When: Friday November 6th, 8:00pm.
Where: Bar Indigo, Rockingham.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: What’s Shakin’ Bacon? The Desert Sonnes, Chris Gibbs & The Transmission, Conan Chapman. Band and Aurora live at Bar Indigo. 

A Great Big Tribute to the Blues Brothers

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When: Friday November 6th, 6:45pm.
Where: The Quarry Amphitheater, City Beach.
Cost: $55 door from here.
Info: Join Jake and Elwood on the rocks at the Quarry Amphitheatre on their ‘Mission from God’ as they try to outwit a bunch of zany cops, outrun a mob of stage-struck wannabes and out-sing the sexy Sisters of Soul. For one night only people, they’re getting the band back together to sing the old favourites such as ‘Everybody’, ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ and ‘Shake a Tail feather’ as well as some surprise songs and routines. 2 hours fun packed entertainment.

The Darkness ‘Blast of Our Kind’ Tour

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When: Saturday November 7th, 8:00pm.
Where: Metropolis Fremantle.
Cost: $75.70. Tickets can be purchased from here.
Info: Multi award winning band The Darkness are back with their brand spanking new fourth album, Last of Our Kind‘’No straight-up rock band does riffs this dirty, choruses this massive and shows this ridiculously flamboyant. Excuse the faint whiff of cheese and the sound of someone retching in the background, but The Darkness truly are the last of their kind.’’ – STEREOBOARD.COM. Event details here

Matt Gresham

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When: Saturday November 7th, 7:00pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: TBA.
Info: Matt Gresham will be performing at the Indi Bar with support from Junior Bowles. Follow the Indi Bar on Facebook for event details. 

Pete Murray

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When: Saturday November 7th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: Sold out.
Info: After the highly successful sold out Feeler Anniversary tour with the Stone Masons in 2014, Pete Murray will hit the road this spring on an extensive national acoustic tour. For the first time in Australia, fans will be treated to a very special evening with Pete playing all his hits acoustically. Pete will also be showcasing several new tracks from his forthcoming album, set for release in 2016. Event details here 

Florence and the Machine

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When: Saturday November 7th, 7:00pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $79 – $100. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: Already regarded as one of the most dynamic live entertainers on the planet, Florence Welch’s return to the stage this year has shown no downturn. So energetic and spirited was her headlining performance at Coachella’s first weekend this year, that she broke her foot. Ever the entertainer though, she not only still performed her second Coachella slot the following weekend, but brought one of the more passionate and fiery sets of the entire weekend – even though she was sat on a stool for the entire set. Event details here.

You Am I

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When: Saturday November 7th, 7:00pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $54.10. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: Veteran Aussie outfit You Am I have announced that they will embark on a comprehensive national tour to celebrate the arrival of their forthcoming 10th studio album Porridge & Hotsauce this November. Event details here.

Sip ‘n’ Swap

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When: Sunday November 8th, 3:00pm – 7:00pm.
Where: Frisk Small Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: Free – but bring money for drinks and to buy vinyl, of course!
Info: Sip’n Swap. Hosted by Frisk. Sponsored by Sailor Jerry and Shoshana Kruger Photography. Find vintage, retro, shabby-chic, collectible, hand-made and hand-crafted products. Listen to awesome music, munch down on some damn tasty street food and sip away on old-school cocktails and soft drinks. You can come to shop or you can BE A SHOP! Event details here.

Sunday Music: WAM Festival Sunday Best

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When: Sunday November 8th, 2:00pm – 8:00pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE!
Info: This year’s WAM Festival is closing with a Freo mini-fest! FAC will host local acts The Love Junkies, Kucka, Felicity Groom, Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics and The Weapon is Sound, with DJ sets by Craig Hollywood and Holly Doll, complete with drinks and woodfired pizza – yum! Event details here.
Read a Live Review: The Weapon is Sound at The Indi Bar.

Mojos Sunday Sesh with Dilip ‘n the Davs

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When: Sunday November 8th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm.
Where: Mojos, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Come along for a rambunctious, frolicsome Sunday session with two of Freo’s hard working party bands – Dilip n the Davs + King of the Travellers. Maximum sensory pleasure … guaranteed! First set with KOTT – 7 pm. Second set with DAVs – 8.30 pm. 

Marshall Okell Album Launch Tour

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When: Tuesday November 10th, 8:00pm.
Where: The Perth Blues Club, North Perth.
Cost: $15. Door sales only.
Info: Rock / mojo-blues and roots. Marshall Okell offers up a deep, raw, honest, dirty blues sound that grabs you by the throat and then soothes you with a sweet, honey-tasting musical medicine. With 3 albums released over 10 years, Marshall has spent the majority of his musical career on the road and his continuous string of live performances have crafted him into a rousing, foot-stomping, mojo-bluesman like no other. Event details here.

Ruts DC at the Rosemount

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When: Thursday November 12th, 8:00pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, Perth.
Cost: $54.10. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: The Ruts were a UK reggae influenced punk band formed in 1977. The band consisted of singer Malcolm Owen, guitarist Paul Fox, bass player Segs Jennings and drummer David Ruffy and were active in anti-racist causes as part of the Misty In Roots People Unite collective, playing several benefits for Rock Against Racism. The group began to evolve and became more musically adventurous, incorporating reggae and dub into their repertoire. Now they’re back for more music goodness. Event details here

Thirsty Merc

Thirsty-Merc

When: Thursday November 12th, 7:00pm.
Where: Friends Restaurant, Perth.
Cost: $135 for dinner and concert. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: The members of stalwart rock outfit Thirsty Merc are doing their best to move forward from the tragic road accident that claimed the life of their stage manager, Shane Cooper, and left their drummer, Mick Skelton, fighting for his own, announcing that they will be resuming their national tour. Event details here.
Read a Live Review: Rai Thistlethwayte at BLVD Tavern, Joondalup.

The Newport Record Club Rewind: Pearl Jam | Ten

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When: Thursday November 12th, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club, The Newport Hotel Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door or purchase tickets from here.
Info: Performed by The Brown Study Band to bring you a rad night of Pearl Jam’s Ten. Another not-to-be-missed night! Event details here or follow The Newport Record Club on Facebook for all the latest shows.

Ribs, Red and Latin Inspired Tunes

Entwined-in-the-Valley

When: Friday November 13th, 6:00pm.
Where: Lancaster Winery, Swan Valley.
Cost: $35 (includes entry, meal and band). Purchase tickets from here.
Info: As part of Entwined in the Valley, come along and spend a beautiful spring night of Latin food, music and dance in the relaxed vibe and surroundings of the Lancaster Winery Swan Valley. Enjoy Roberto’s famous Argentinian Charcoal Grill. The Ribs are slowly cooked over a charcoal grill to enhance the taste and bring out the traditional Argentinian flavours. The Ribs will be accompanied by some of the Swan Valley’s finest red wines, including Old Vines Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache. DJ Florencia will be entertaining everyone with her Argentinian Beats from Tango, Salsa and Bachata-Cumbia and Cuarteto, inviting the crowd to participate and have a wonderful night of music and dancing. Event details here. For more wine related events, make sure you follow my good friend over at Travelling Corkscrew

Leeches! Blurred Visions Album Launch

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When: Friday November 13th, 7:00pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, Perth.
Cost: $10 on the door.
Info: Leeches! second album Blurred Visions was recorded at Glenny’s mums house in the living room. With the help of Al Smith of Bergerk Studios, 14 songs were thrashed out between 9am and 5pm. The album will be available on the night as well as online from November 13. Don’t be a boring jerk, bring your friends and get amongst it. A night of punk rock tapas! Event details here

The Beaufort Street Festival 2015

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When: Saturday November 14th, 12:00pm – 9:00pm.
Where: Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Attended by over 160,000 people in 2014, The Beaufort Street Festival is returning for 2015, once more set to showcase the best food and drink, retail, art, music and community projects across our state. More details to be announced very soon via www.beaufortstreetfestival.com.au or check the Facebook event page

Fremantle Craft Beer and Music Festival

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When: Saturday November 14th – Sunday November 15th, 12:30pm – 8:00pm.
Where: Esplanade Park, Marine Terrace Fremantle.
Cost: $27-$640. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: The scene is set for Australia’s biggest craft beer festival. Over 300 West Australian Craft Beers with 40 breweries on show, 20 gourmet food stalls, live Music all day and night, live comedy stage, masterclasses and a homebrew comp! Event details here.

Tame Impala

Tame-Impala-Australian-Tour

When: Sunday November 15th, 8:00pm.
Where: Belvoir Amphitheater, Upper Swan.
Cost: $59. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: Due to their sold out show the night before, Tame Impala are back for a second night! Following an epic comeback show for their Australian fans at Splendour In The Grass in July, festival favourites, Tame Impala, quickly reminded fans that the wait to see them return to the live stage has been well worth it. Laneway Presents an epic show, so get in quick! Event details here

Rasta Blasta at the Indi Bar

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When: Sunday November 15th, 6:00pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Indi Bar is back with another good dose of your monthly reggae hit RASTA BLASTA! With a live performance of up and coming NZ reggae outfit Manaaki. Spinning some vinyl love on the decks between sets is Conscious One and warming the crowd up Ben Merito (solo). Event details here.
Read a Live Review: Ben Merito at the Rosemount Hotel.

Troye Sivan

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When: Sunday November 15th, 7:00pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: Sold out.
Info: Troye’s tour news coincides with the announcement of Sivan’s much-awaited debut full-length album Blue Neighbourhood (out 4 December via EMI Australia, pre-order here ). Watch the album trailer hereAnticipation for the album’s release has reached fever pitch with parts one and two of Sivan’s Blue Neighbourhood TrilogyWILD and FOOLS – gathering nine million combined views and artwork snippets shared by the likes of Twitter, Buzzfeed, Idolator, Zane Lowe and Nylon to name just a few. The album is a musical trip full of twists and turns, cutting-edge production, sparse booming beats, majestic flourishes and beautiful modern poetry. Event details here.

Neil Diamond Wold Tour 2015

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When: Monday November 16th, 7:00pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $61-$115. Purchase tickets here.
Info: Neil Diamond’s tour will feature songs from his newest studio album Melody Road which debuted in the Top 10 in Australia, as well Neil’s long list of hits spanning many decades including Cherry Cherry, Holly Holy, Cracklin’ Rosie, Song Sung Blue, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Solitary Man, Sweet Caroline, Love on the Rocks, Desiree and Shilo. Event details here.

The D.O.C of N.W.A with John Payne (Death Row)

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When: Monday November 16th, 7:00pm.
Where: The Game Sports Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $44.90. Purchase tickets here.
Info: For the REAL hip-hop heads out there this is going to be sick! You’ve seen the movie, now speak to the source! World exclusive speaking tour with orginal NWA member THE D.O.C. hosted by former CEO of Death Row records John Payne. Sit down and go through some history that you can not see in a movie theater. Ask all those questions that you have. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Event details here

Steve Hensby Single Launch

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When: Thursday November 19th, 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Where: Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
Cost: $7-$15. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: Releasing the 2nd single from his upcoming album Into the Wild. Steve has been writing a load of jazzeque, brazilian, acoustic type songs and thought the Ellington would be a jolly fine place to hold a launch. Starting the proceedings is the wonderful Helen Shanahan. It’s a real treat to have her on the lineup! Steve will be performing with the following band: Lukas Murphy – Keys, Vocals | Nikki Dagostino – Accordion | Elysia Murphy – Piano, Vocals | Josh Dyson – Bass, Vocals | Malcolm Clark – Drums. Event details here

The Newport Record Club Rewind: Neil Young | Comes a Time

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When: Thursday November 19th, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club, The Newport Hotel Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door or pre-purchase from here.
Info: Performed by David Hyams to bring you Neil Young’s Comes a TimeEvent details here or follow The Newport Record Club on Facebook for all the latest shows.

The Getaway Plan – Dark Horses Tour

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When: Friday November 20th, 8:00pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $28.60. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: The Getaway Plan have unveiled their highly anticipated third LP Dark Horses to general praise and great excitement from dedicated fans, resulting in an impressive #10 debut on the ARIA Chart, marking the band’s highest ARIA debut ever (Other Voices, Other Rooms debuted at #14, and Requiem at #17). An incredible achievement for the Melbourne quartet, who have released this album independently via their own label, Dope Mountain. Event details here.

One Fine Day

One-Fine-Day

When: Sunday November 22nd, 2:00pm.
Where: Secret location – to be announced!
Cost: $65. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: One Fine Day is a new boutique event focused on creating something unique. Our ethos: Intimate Location + Amazing Friends + Proper House Music creates One Fine Day. Come join us…Featuring EATS EVERYTHING, MOTEZ, PIG&DAN, RODRIGUEZ JR LIVE, OLIVER HUNTEMANN and SET MO. Event details here

West Coast Saloon Shaker #5

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When: Sunday November 22nd, 6:00pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $5 on the door.
Info: The West Coast Saloon Shaker is ready to roll on with a great line up of Belle Harvey 6.30 – 6.55pm, Delilah Rose & The Gunslingers 7.00pm – 7.40pm, Los Porcheros 8.00 – 8.40pm, Patient Little Sister 9.00 – 9.40pm. Book a table and bring your family and friends for a meal and a beer whilst kicking back and listening to the fine tunes of these alt-country crew. Event details here

Sunday Music: Mustered Courage

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When: Sunday November 22nd, 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Mustered Courage (VIC) breathe new life into the Australian bluegrass music scene with a diverse sound. The quintet is touring in support of their new album White Lies and Melodies. Event details here.

Turnt Up Tour

Turnt-Up-Tour-Australia

When: Sunday November 22nd, 8:00pm.
Where: Metro City, Perth.
Cost: $65-106. Purchase tickets here.
Info: For their very first time to Australia IAMSU, Bobby Brackins and Nic Nac are ready to set the stage on fire at the TURNT UP Tour – Nationally this November. These American rappers are going to give a knockout performance not to be missed. Event details here.

Zak Wylde’s Black Label Society Tour

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When: Wednesday November 25th, 7:00pm.
Where: Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle.
Cost: $67.35. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: Since their late 90’s inception, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, formed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, have been at the forefront of their genre. Their taste for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation as one of the most powerful live bands of their generation. Fuelled by fiercely loyal fans and signature merchandise Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society have stamped themselves as an established brand in today’s music culture and one that continues to grow. Now Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society returns to our shores for their first appearance since playing their first headline tour since 2006. Event details here.

AC/DC

ACDC

When: Friday November 27th, 7:00pm.
Where: Patersons Satdium (Subiaco Oval), Subiaco.
Cost: $161.81. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: The Australian tour announcement comes soon after AC/DC delivered an explosive performance of the single “Rock or Bust” and their classic “Highway To Hell” at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. This weekend AC/DC are confirmed to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 10 and 17 kicking off what is slated to be a massive touring year for AC/DC. Rock or Bust is the band’s fifth No.1 album in Australia and the bands seventeenth studio album overall, with the previous four being: Back In Black (March 1981), Live (22-Nov-1992), BALLBREAKER (8-Oct-1995), and their last was Black Ice (27-Oct-2008). Event details here.

Jon Toogood Solo Acoustic Tour at The Indi Bar

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When: Saturday November 28th, 8:00pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $23.50. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: New Zealand band Shihad’s lead singer Jon Toogood is coming to Perth for a solo tour. All in the intimate setting of the Indi Bar, with support from Rob Walker. Event details here.

Six60 Australian Tour

Six60

When: Saturday November 28th, 7:00pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, My Lawley.
Cost: TBA. Follow Facebook page for more information.
Info: No strangers to Australian shores, New Zealand band SIX60 are pleased to announce they will be back in Australia this November and December visiting Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney.The first half of 2015 has been all about New Zealand for the band where their much anticipated second album was released in February and is now certified platinum. After 28 weeks the album still sits in the Top 15 on the album chart. Now signed to iconic record label Capitol Records, the band are based in the US while they release the album over there. It will be released in Australia later this year to coincide with their tour. Event details here.

Sam Smith

Sam-Smith

When: Saturday November 28th, 7:00pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: From $91.86. Purchase tickets here.
Info: As promised, Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith will return to Australia this summer, performing in arenas across the country on his biggest tour yet: “Australia, I am so so happy to finally have some good news for you.. I can now announce that my cancelled In the Lonely Hour tour dates have been rescheduled!! I’m unbelievably excited to get back onstage and perform for you all again, and I promise it will be so much better than it would have been before when my voice was damaged. The past few months have been incredibly difficult, but the support, love and patience my fans have shown me is absolutely unreal. I am so grateful to every one of you. I can’t wait to see you all xxxx” – Sam Smith. Event details here.

Natural Touring Presents Kora and P-Digsss

Natural-Touring-Kora

When: Saturday November 28th, 8:00pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $56.10. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: Regarded historically as one of New Zealand’s most electric and sonically powerful live bands, KORA will return to Australia for 1 weekend of shows to please some of their more fortunate fans. For this small run of shows they are bringing NZ powerhouse P-DIGSSS in support. As lead singer of premier band Shapeshifter P-DIGSSS is well known force on the scene. He’ll be performing a DJ set with a swag bag of killa tunes. KORA and P-DIGSSS are gonna bring it, and bring it LOUD! Event details here

Stereosonic Perth 2015

Stereosonic-Perth-2015

When: Saturday November 29th, 1:00pm.
Where: Claremont Showgrounds.
Cost: $158.95. Purchase tickets from here.
Info: Australia’s hottest EDM festival is back for another round. Featuring Armin van Buuren, Major Lazer, Peking Duk, Hot Dub Time Machine, Cut Snake, Clean Bandit, DJ Snake and so, SO much more! Event details and full lineup here.
Read an Interview: Peking Duk’s Adam Hyde chats Stereosonic, Rap Music and Straight Outta Compton.

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