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

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With Christmas, New Years and Australia Day already done and dusted, February (sadly!) doesn’t bring with it any more public holidays to let loose with… but the live music scene in Perth is buzzing with some seriously awesome gigs – so that’s something to look forward too!

Season 4 of The Newport Record Club still has heaps more action on offer and doesn’t finish up until March, so if you haven’t checked it out yet make sure you add it to the list for this month. Laneway Festival is another big one to look out for, a few FREE music gigs and a hell of a lot of tribute gigs after the recent losses of David Bowie and Motohead’s Lemmy. In support of the recent bushfires down south, keep an eye out for local relief concerts helping to raise funds too. Reggae legend Bob Marley also celebrates his birthday this month so there’s lots of cool gigs happening on his big day!

Got some cool live music in Perth to share? If you would like to feature your band’s gig in the Toward Music monthly gig guide, please contact me with the details to be included.

Tina Del Twist

Tina Del Twist

When: Monday 1st February, 10pm. .
Where: Perth Culture Centre, Northbridge.
Cost: $26 from here.
Info: Truly unique, Tina Del Twist is Australia’s much-loved nightingale. Tina’s known for her razor-sharp comic timing and breathtaking jazz/blues vocals. Not bitter, but quite twisted, she’s hot on her heels from international touring that’s taken her around the traps. Tina is a beautiful singer, but beyond this she is eccentric, daring and full of extraordinary tales. Accompanied by Stephen Weir on guitar as part of the Fringe World Festivals.

Rock n’ Roll Karaoke Wednesdays

Rock n' Roll Karaoke | Live Music Perth

When: Wednesday 3rd February, 7pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: FREE entry.
Info: Got the Wednesday night blues? Chase them away with some Rock N Roll Karaoke and a $12 steak!  WARNING: This is not your average karaoke night!! Rock N Roll Karaoke is hosted with high-energy antics, and the occasional tune, by debonair compère beyond compare, Magnus Danger Magnus. Featuring a full stage set up, good food and $10 jugs of beer. Event details here.

Rob Walker at the Indi Bar

Live Music Perth

When: Wednesday 3rd February, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: FREE entry.
Info: Club Acoustica is a chilled night of acoustic artists playing original music in a stripped back mode in a relaxed lounge room vibe. This week Rob Walker takes the stage with other local icons. Enjoy the latest local tunes for free at the Indi. Event details here.
Read a Live Review: Rob Walker at Blvd Tavern.

The Newport Record Club: Michael Jackson | Thriller

Michael Jackson Thriller - The Newport Record Club

When: Thursday 4th February, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club at The Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Cost: $15 on the door.
Info: Michael Jackson’s Thriller will be performed at The Newport Record Club by local icons The Villains. Event details here.

Jeff Martin Exclusive ONE Show Only

Jeff Martin

When: Friday 5th February, 7:30pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle
Cost: $38.50 from here.
Info: On the back of a sell-out Australian tour with The Tea Party to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the iconic album, The Edges of Twilight, Jeff Martin returns to Perth for one special performance at the new home of The Fly By Night Musicians Club. Known for his unique blend of blues, rock and eastern influences, Martin will be previewing a range of new songs alongside some of his most well-known songs from the past 20 years. Event details here

A Tribute to David Bowie by Major Tom

David Bowie

When: Friday 5th February, 8pm.
Where: Herdsman Lake-Tavern, Wembley.
Cost: $20 on the door.d
Info: A tribute to the late David Bowie by Major Tom, with support form The Generics. Event details here

A Tribute to Lemmy

A Tribute to Lemmy

When: Friday 5th February, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $10.20 from here.
Info: Introducing… IRON FIST! Paying homage to the dearly departed rock legend Lemmy, is an all-star local line up. Iron Fist features performances by Jozef Grech (Project Mayhem, The Infidels), Nathan Sproule (Chainsaw Hookers, The Devil Rides Out), Nick Vasey (Tired Lion), Joey K (The Devil Rides Out, iNFeCTeD), Andrew Rowcroft (Chainsaw Hookers, Silver Foxes), Blake Edwards (The Reptilians, Emu Xperts), Andrew Ewing (The Devil Rides Out, Thumb), complete with Jacks and coke specials all night. Event details here

Guilty Simpson & Katalyst | Detroit’s Son Australian Tour

Mojos Bar

When: Saturday 6th February, 7pm.
Where: Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $29.60 from here.
Info: Guilty Simpson, Detroit’s hip-hop star, will have a tour with Quakers co-founder Katalyst. The pair’s chemistry were solidified when Quakers made Simpson work on their Fitta Happier track – a collaboration that allowed the MC producer to work together on the 3rd Guilty Simpson album for Stones Throw. The hard hitting beats of Katalyst make him a perfect fit for the uncompromising grittiness of Guilty Simpson’s Motor-city rhymes. Putting them together and watching them perform live is an event not to be missed.

Summerset Concert

Summerset Concert

When: Saturday 6th February, 5pm-9:30pm.
Where: Carine Open Space, Carine.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Free all ages concert, this Summerset festival will be the juicy cherry on top of the City of Stirling’s Summerset Arts Festival, celebrating the final weekend with a musical treat! Headlined by Melbourne indie-soul band Saskwatch as part of their national tour for their hugely acclaimed third album, Sorry I Let it Come Between Us, described as a raw, solemn and sparse collection of genre-jumping songs. Smashing out their live shows hard, rough and tight, leader of the pack singer Nkechi Anele and the band take audiences from the depths of heartache to overwhelming joy in just one show. Supporting Saskwatch will be Little May and West Australian act Childsaint. Event details here

Bob Marley Birthday Special | Reggae on the Swan River

Bob Marley Birthday Special

When: Saturday 6th February, 7pm (6pm boarding).
Where: Paddle Steamer Decoy, Mends Street Jetty South Perth.
Cost: $45 from here.
Info: Saturday 6th February is Bob Marley’s birthday. Celebrate with a very special Reggae on the Swan River Cruise aboard the Paddle Steamer Decoy to celebrate the Music and Life of a truly great man. Dilip ‘n the Davs, WA’s popular multi-genre party band, will provide the live music and DJs will be there too. Event details here

Bob Marley’s Waitangi Day Birthday Bash

Bob Marley's Birthday Bash

When: Saturday 6th February, 7pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: 
Info: 6th of Feb is the one and only Bob Marleys Birthday aswell as Waitangi Day! Indi Bar are going to be celebrating both of them at once with some help from The U-nites Reggae Band and Ben Merito and his band. Indi Bar’s Kiwi head chef will also be putting a pig on a spit and making Boil Up. So come on down and celebrate both of these great events with at the Indi Bar. Kia ora! Event details here

Tired Lion ft. FOAM and Hip Priest

Tired Lion - Jack Rabbit Slims

When: Saturday 6th February, 9pm-5am.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $25 on the door before midnight, $10 after. RSVP for $$ off here.
Info: Tired Lion, FOAM and Hip Priest will be shaking things up at Jack Rabbit Slims; complete with alcoholic shakes and fancy fries. Event details here.

Meg Wheeler at Decanter

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When: Sunday 7th February, 4:30pm.
Where: Vic Park’s hottest new bar, Decanter.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Celebrate the end of the week in style with smooth-rolling tunes from Meg and $10 espresso martinis from Vic Park’s hottest new tapas joint Decanter. Check out all the delicious goodies Decanter has to offer.

We Care Bushfire Relief Concert

Bush Fire Relief Concert

When: Sunday 7th February, 2pm-10pm.
Where: Gloucester Park, Perth.
Cost: $10 from here.
Info: Perfect for the whole family, this relief concert will help raise funds for the recent South West fires with some of Western Australia’s finest talent. To help support those affected Australian musicians including Mental as Anything, Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs, Reigan Derry and X-Factor contestants thefisherboys have volunteered to play at the concert, with many more to be announced very soon. The family friendly concert is being held at Gloucester Park. There will be activities for all ages with the kids enjoying face painting, a bouncy castle, fairy floss, balloons, circus performers, baby animals, and mini water park. Food and beverage will be available through Gloucester Park’s food outlets. All funds raised will go to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund which was established in response to the devastating fires.

Sca*Bra*Zil

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When: Sunday 7th February, 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.

Boston & Bros | Fiktion

Boston & Bros

When: Wednesday 10th February 9pm-12am.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Welcome back to Electric Buttons’ freshest project. Boston & Bros is concept based on leading EB Artist (BOSTON SWITCH) touring throughout West Australia with hand picked artists he has met on his travels abroad whilst touring the globe. Showcasing talented DJ from all over the world that opperate on the same level, attitude and party vibes. The very first edition kicked off with DJ TVB from Greece who dominated the WA Tour run. We’re excited to showcase our next act Fiktion being resident at Pacha Sydney and also running a fresh brand called Allfriends. which is taking over Sydney with a storm of events, clothing, DJ crew and artists management. Event details here

Simply Red | Big Love Tour

Simply Red Big Love Tour

When: Tuesday 9th February, 7pm.
Where: Kings Park & Botanic Garden, West Perth.
Cost: $109.90 from here.
Info: Thirty years after introducing a generation to the joys of soul music through their irrepressible, irresistible rendition classic Money’s Too Tight (To Mention), Simply Red are back with a world tour and a brand new album, Big Love. Natalie Imbruglia will be special guest at all Australian shows. The pop singer’s debut album, 1997’s Left of the Middle, sold seven million copies worldwide and featured the single ‘Torn’. With her latest album, Male, just out, Natalie is returning to live performance, also touring Europe and the UK with Simply Red.

FreeBird Music at Club Acoustica

Freebird Cindy

When: Wednesday 10th February, 7pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Club Acoustica is a chilled night of acoustic artists playing original music in a stripped back mode in a relaxed lounge room vibe. Great for a date night with that special someone! This week the FreeBird duo will take over the stage, as well as other local talents. Make sure you catch more of FreeBird’s music at the Brass Monkey and Mandurah Crab Fest!

Maxi Priest | Easy to Love Australian Tour

Maxi Priest Australian Tour

When: Wednesday 10th February, 7pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $66.30 from here.
Info: Maxi Priest, UK Reggae pop artist, will be returning to Australia for ten shows that will see him play his hits while also promoting his new Easy To Love album. Easy To Love has 11 new songs that highlight his earliest musical influences, namely lover’s rock and roots reggae.

Dirty Jazz with Jessie Gordon

Dirty Jazz

When: Wednesday 10th February 10pm – Friday 12th February.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
Cost: $20 from here.
Info: As part of Fringe Wold Festival, the sultry flame-haired Jessie, accompanied by Ronan Chapple on piano, will introduce you to the seedy underbelly of the pop music of the 1930s and 40s, exploring the wonderfully dirty lyrics and double meanings hidden in this classic genre. Be prepared for a saucy, smutty, stripping back of the Golden Era of Swing, replete with illegal libations, dark corner adultery, illicit drugs and more food references than you’ll know what to do with. Event details here

The Newport Record Club: Tom Petty | Full Moon Fever

Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever

When: Thursday 11th February, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club at The Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Cost: $15 on the door.
Info: Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever will be performed in all its entity as part of exclusive Record Club. Join local band Damn Torpedoes (Josh Johnstone, Steve Hensby, Kilian Albrecht, Matt Geary, Warren Daley and Kim Siragusa) as they pay tribute to one of the best albums today. Event details here.

Spiderbait

Spiderbait

When: Friday 12th February, 8pm.
Where: Metropolis Fremantle.
Cost: $47.50 from here.
Info: Secret Sounds is thrilled to announce that Australian rock legends Spiderbait are hitting the road in February 2016, touring nationally to celebrate an incredible 25 years of making awesome music together! Following up their totally sold out 2014 tour, Spiderbait’s twenty-fifth Anniversary run of dates will take them to Fremantle, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with support from 2015 J Award Unearthed Artist of the Year winners Tired Lion.

Vdelli at Indi Bar

Vdelli Indi bar

When: Friday 12th February, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Vdelli was formed in Perth, Australia in 1997. The band quickly acquired a local following and got to open for acts like ZZ Top, BB King, Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Through intense touring the group also gained an audience in Europe, and their eighth album Ain’t Bringing Me Down, produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden etc) was the first to see a European release. Join the boys at their local live venue – bring your dancing shoes!

Fat Freddy’s Drop with Koi Child

Fat Freddy's Drop

When: Saturday 13th February, 6:45pm.
Where: Red Hill Auditorium, Perth.
Cost: $76.40 from here.
Info: Perennial soul shakers Fat Freddy’s Drop are triumphantly carving themselves worldwide domination with a brew of diverse musical ingredients and blistering live shows. After sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House earlier this year, the band are happy to announce a full national tour to hit our shores in February 2016, following the release of their new album ‘BAYS’ on 23rd October 2015 – their biggest headline tour in Australia to date. Support from local icons Koi ChildEvent details here

Illy | The Swear Jar Tour

Illy - Swear Jar Tour

When: Saturday 13th February, 7pm.
Where: Capitol, Perth.
Cost: $45.20 from here.
Info: Rapper Illy is back with Swear Jar, his new single. He will hit the road for a slew of headline shows. Swear Jar is his new creation since his 2013 album Cinematic was released. His new work expresses Illy’s growth. He has collaborated with beyondblue (a mental wellness organisation) as part of the song’s release. A virtual swear jar is available where fans and friends are free to donate cash every time they curse in their day to day lives.

According to Illy, the song is “a light-hearted take on two very serious issues: that rare breed of dickhead artist who thinks they’re God’s gift to the world, and the far more common breed of dickhead that you find dwelling online, hurling abuse at others…They both suck…I wanted to write a song for them, and here it is. I hope they don’t like it.”

Full Scale Revolution at The Rosemount Hotel

Full Scale

When: Sunday 14th February, 6pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $18.40 from here.
Info: This one is going to be HUGE! Ezekiel Ox (Mammal, Over-Reactor, The Nerve) and Jimmy Tee (Helmet, Sleeping Giant) are about to continue what they started in 1998 – that’s right, Full Scale are back! Be prepared to have your mind blown, with supports from Chaos Divine, Vdelli and Gombo. Event details here

Laneway Festival 2016

Laneway Festival 2016

When: Sunday 14th February, 11am.
Where: Esplanade Park, Fremantle.
Cost: $150 from here.
Info: The Laneway Festival is hugely excited to reveal the artists of the 2016 edition. From pioneering artists at the top of their game to the acts we’re tipping to break through in the year ahead – Laneway Festival has got the goods.
The 2016 line-up is a heady mix of left-field electronica, shambolic punk, intelligent pop and boundary-pushing hip-hop. It’s the incredibly strong local contingent – already iconic or soon to be legendary Australian bands including CHVRCHES, Flume, GoldLink, Hermitude, Beach House, Violent Soho, The Smith Street Band and more. Event details and full line up here

Hot Since 82 | Knee Deep in Perth

Hot Since 82

When: Sunday 14th February, 2pm-10pm.
Where: Ascot Race Course, Perth.
Cost: $48-68.92 from here.
Info: Habitat in conjunction with our good friends Totem Onelove HQ are proud to present one the hottest house DJs on the planet, Hot Since 82. Since he exploded onto the scene in 2013 with his infamous “Knee Deep In Louise”, his rise has been meteoric with a succession of tough, yet effortlessly melodic dance floor gems. That combined with a reputation for throwing down long yet mesmerising dj sets has cemented the young Englishman’s credentials in the upper echelon of the Ibiza clubbing hierarchy. Come party in the beautiful surrounds of Ascot Racecourse for an unforgettable afternoon of music and mayhem featuring a massive Funktion One sound system, amazing custom visual display, LED trees and chill out zones for what will undoubtably be one of the gigs of the summer. Event details here

High On Fire (USA) | Australian Tour

High On Fire

When: Wednesday 17th February, 8pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $55.10 from here.
Info: Life Is Noise is pleased to announce the 2016 Australia + New Zealand tour of heavy metal hellraisers High On Fire. High on Fire are one of the best metal bands in the world. Live or on record, few artists are capable producing the same kind of lava geyser of molten riffs and monstrous metal jams with such remarkable consistency. With every passing year, frontman Matt Pike’s mythology as a guitarist, vocalist and iconoclast only grows.

Club Acoustica 1st Birthday

Live Music Perth

When: Wednesday 17th February, 7pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Club Acoustica is a chilled night of acoustic artists playing original music in a stripped back mode in a relaxed lounge room vibe. Great for a date night with that special someone! This week we have a Talia Hart Duo, The Wayfarers, Sydnee Carter & Meredith for its 1st birthday. Come celebrate!

Rockin’ Through the Square Window with The Killer Hipsters

The Killer Hipsters

When: Thursday 18th February, 8pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Punk-Rock icons The Killer Hipsters will be taking over the Rosemount Hotel, along with Shimmergloom, Seiatika and Magnolia Jones. A not to be missed gig! Event details here.

Artificial Intelligence (UK) & Scar Metalheadz

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When: Friday 19th February, 10pm.
Where: The Monastery, Fremantle.
Cost: $28.60 from here.
Info: Inceptive Concepts presents Artificial Intelligence – Metalheadz & Scar, Survival & Script. Both hailing from Metalheadz we land them in Perth for one night only of your drum n’ bass essentials.

Vulture Street – A Powderfinger Tribute

Vulture Street - Powderfinger Tribute

When: Saturday 20th February, 8pm.
Where: Herdsman Lake-Tavern, Wembley.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Take a journey down “Vulture Street”, Perth’s ultimate Powderfinger Tribute act. Be captured by the atmosphere that surrounds you as these seasoned veterans of the music industry deliver you a live and special crafted performance experience. If you’ve never seen Powderfinger in concert, then this is the closest you’ll get. Event details here.

Josh Pyke | But For All Those Shrinking Hearts Album Tour

Josh Pyke

When: Saturday 20th February, 7pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $49.40 from here.
Info: One of Australia’s favourite storytellers, Josh Pyke has announced a national tour for January and February next year in support of his fifth studio album, But For All These Shrinking Hearts. Kicking off in Sydney on January 29 at Twilight At Taronga, the tour will see Josh Pyke hit stages in Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide and will finish up in Perth at Astor Theatre on February 20.

Diesel | Pieces of Americana

Diesel

When: Saturday 20th February, 7pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $40 from here.
Info: There’s a concept brewing over at Diesel HQ … an album on which Mark Lizotte, known far and wide as Diesel, will pause to look back on the path that led him to today: eight studio albums, six ARIA Awards, one of our nation’s most lauded and accomplished rock guitarists and singers. And appropriately, for an artist born in America and raised in Australia, the concept is: Americana. Diesel will be paying tribute to the artists that influenced his own musical stew on a new album – and on tour – by putting his unique stamp on some classic songs.

Hot! Hot! Hot! | Latino Summer Fiesta

Hot! Hot! Hot!

When: Sunday 21st February, 7pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Hot! Hot! Hot! is the Indi Bar’s monthly Latin night, with great food and drink specials and some amazing music by Orquesta Yambeque you are guarantied an awesome night! Orquesta Yambeque is WA’s Premier Latin Ensemble working with The best latin musicians in the country. The band offers a very unique and tailor made Salsa repertoire and has recently celebrated their first one year anniversary on the local Perth music scene lead by Band Leader Mateo Spagnolo , Yambeque feel very privileged to share and interpret all the traditional music from the Caribbean Coast of Colombia , The sound of the 70s and Golden Era of The Salsa in New York and Puerto Rico. Hear the all time greats from Havana Cuba and the romantic classics from Venezuela.

Song Lounge at The Ellington Jazz Club

Song Lounge

When: Monday 22nd February, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $15-$20 from here.
Info: Have you heard? There is a place you can go to play your songs to a silent and captivated audience! No more rowdy crowds, Just you, your music & your people. Song Lounge at The Ellington Jazz Club, presented by North Street Music, is one of Perth’s favourite singer/songwriter showcases where top local artists perform their originals in a unique and intimate setting. Join us to hear them share the stories behind their songs, songwriting experiences and hilarious tales from their tours – be taken on a journey with Perth’s finest talent.

February features:

Karin Page
Kate Gilbertson Music
Bryan Rice Dalton Music
Elk Bell

G.B.H

GBH

When: Wednesday 24th February, 7pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: TBA.
Info: British punk-metal cult icons G.B.H. will have an have an eight-date run of shows around Australia this 2016.

The Newport Record Club: Faith No More | King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime


Faith No More

When: Thursday 25th February, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: The next exclusive night of The Newport Record Club pays tribute to Faith No More’s King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime performed by Laith No More – a band put together specifically to rock this classic! Event details here.

Missy Higgins | Sunset Sounds

Sunset Sounds - Missy Higgins

When: Friday 26th February, 5pm-10pm.
Where: J-Shed, Fremantle.
Cost: $85.10 from here.
Info: Corona presents Sunset Sounds with Missy Higgins and special guests. Beloved Aussie singer/songwriter Missy Higgins has just announced a select series of special concerts in early 2016. This will be Missy’s first tour since her sold out national run back in September/October 2014. Event details here

Tina Arena at Perth Concert Hall

Tina Arena

When: Friday 26th February, 8pm-10pm.
Where: Perth Concert Hall, Perth.
Cost: TBA.
Info: Australian pop icon, and newest ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Tina Arena comes to Perth for one night only as part of her national tour in support of her latest album Eleven. Needing no introduction – Tina Arena is synonymous with Australian music and pop culture. Tina’s voice has captured the hearts of three generations of music lovers. Don’t miss this all ages gig.

Speakeasy Presents Cosmo’s Midnight

Cosmo's Midnight

When: Friday 26th February, 10pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $25 from here.
Info: Featuring Cosmo’s Midnight t, Ku?ka and Feki ready for a HUGE night. Event details here

The Game

The Game - Metro City

When: Saturday 27th February, 7pm.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $85.70 from here.
Info: Metropolis touring and select touring present THE GAME. 10 years ago, an album named “The Documentary” changed the face of the entire West Coast Hip-Hop/Rap music scene. The man behind the album, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known as The Game soon grew to become one of the best rappers in the business. We are delighted to announce The Game will tour Australia in February for a string of headline shows around the country. Details here

Toby Live at the Indi Bar

Toby

When: Saturday 27th February. 9pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: TBA.
Info: Perth’s own Toby Beard is back at the Indi Bar with her latest effort In Your Skin. Working closely with producer Joel Quartermaine (Eskimo Joe), Toby is ready to launch her new single in Perth later this year. In the meantime, make sure you catch her at her stomping grounds for a few great shows coming up.

Route 94 | Australian Tour

Route 94

When: Sunday 28th February, 10pm.
Where: Matisse Beach Club, Scarborough.
Cost: $20-$150 from here.
Info: When listening to a Route 94 set, you’ll first find yourself swaying from side-to-side and before you know it, you’ll be turning the house down with your party-animal moves. That is the craft that Route 94 has perfected – the combination of deep house, silky vocals with the soulful and melodic undertone. After gaining popularity for his releases in 2012, Route 94 tracks were soon being played by tastemakers all over the world including Skream, Richy Ahmed and Seth Troxler, and his debut single My Love featuring Jess Glynne received over 127 million Youtube plays, regular plays on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, and had Annie Mac add it to her 2013 mix compilation. Route 24 has also lent his remixing hand to the likes of Outkast, Katy B, P Money, Breach, Skream and recently MK, to pep up his track Always featuring Alana. Event details here.

Soft Soft Loud | Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood On The Floor

Soft Soft Loud

When: Sunday 28th February, 7pm-10pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: $49 from here.
Info: Fremantle Arts Centre’s annual program of intriguing cross-genre collaborations, Soft Soft Loud, returns with a 20th anniversary performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s 1996 work Blood on the Floor, uniquely adapted for this occasion. Considered one of the most gifted composers of his generation, Turnage was inspired to write this piece after losing his brother to a drug overdose. This now-seminal work harnesses a powerful, high-octane meld of jazz and classical elements. All ages.

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