Gig Guide: Perth Live Music Scene, May 2017

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Despite the mornings getting darker and colder, the Perth live music scene is keeping things heated. There are a whole bunch of tours and local EP launches to hit venues this month. Toward Music joins forces with the Fly By Night Club for the second instalment of FEASTER – a live music showcase featuring an epic lineup of music goodness on the 26th. Scorcherfest is back for another year at Badlands Bar and there’s some great music action around town for Mother’s Day to treat mum with.

The Wombats, The Darkness, The Whitlams, Hanz Zimmer, Living Colour, Peking Duk, The New Savages and Daniel Champagne are hitting Perth shoes this month. Groovin the Moo festival takes over Bunbury on the 13th May too. Heading into Freo to check out some live music? Have a look at our Best Live Music Venues in Fremantle for something a little offbeat.

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BOCKs Bash Intenso

When: Monday 1st May, 8pm-10pm.
Where: The Fly Trap (Fly By Night Club), Fremantle.
Cost: On door.
Info: The Automatic Sound Series presents the crazed antics of INTENSO & BOCKS two massive acts … electronics, drums & Rhodes keyboards in a jazz-infused evening of new sounds. Armed with new toys and fresh skills, these three daring amigos are ready to share the spoils of their recent inner travels with the world… or as many of those in the world who are available and able to fit inside the Automatic Sound Series. Event details here.

The Sandbar Acoustic Sessions

Perth live music scene

When: Wednesday 3rd May, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Sandbar, Scarborough.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: The Sandbar Acoustic Sessions have started up in Scarborough. Enjoy some live music, food and drinks by the beach. Local talent includes Robert Hinton, Sarah Gamble, Savanah Solomon, Skye Elise & David Hayhurst. Event details here.

The Gaslight Anthem | Fremantle Blues, Folk, Country Music Night

When: Wednesday 3rd May, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Join Tashi, Dave Robertson and The Kiss List and The City Lights for a night of blues, folk and country live music. Event details here.

The Whitlams | 25th Anniversary Tour

When: Wednesday 3rd May, 8pm.
Where: Perth Concert Hall, Perth.
Cost: $73-$100 from here.
Info: Following on from their immensely successful collaborations with our state symphony orchestras, Tim and the boys return for a career-spanning set with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra to mark 25 years since The Whitlams launched onto the Australian music scene. Event details here.

Daniel Champagne | Fault Lines Tour

When: Wednesday 3rd May, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $19.40 from here.
Info: Recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of his generation’ – the Australian born and Nashville based virtuoso brings his world tour and brand new album Fault Lines. Event details here.

Club Acoustica

When: Wednesday 3rd May, 7pm-11pm.
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 join Madi Harry, Ezereve and Tracey Barnett. Event details here.

OKA | West Coast Tour

Perth live music scene

When: Wednesday 3rd May, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $20 from here.
Info: OKA returns to the west coast for their first time in 2017 after some great recent shows over on the East coast. Audiences have been left wanting more after their explosive shows at the Byron bay Bluesfest and Rabbits Eat Lettuce over Easter. Come join OKA for a massive night of great vibes and music – the original sounds of electric dream time roots that OKA brings from the Sunshine Coast in QLD. Event details here.

Atomic Love | A Tribute to Sharon Jones

Perth live music scene

When: Thursday 4th May, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $30 from here.
Info: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – what a band and what a sound! And what a front woman! Dynamic, energetic and a voice that would melt your heart and your face all at the same time. Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics are set to play Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings 2005 album – Naturally. For Atomic Love: A Sharon Jones Tribute, OMAHSA will be joined by a number of special guests to create a 14 piece band. AND THEN there will be a number of added special guests (TBA). The proceeds after costs will be given to Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Event details here.

Howie B Goode | Howie Johnstone Fundraiser

When: Thursday 4th May, 8pm.
Where: Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle.
Cost: $23.50 from here.
Info: Much loved music industry legend Howie Johnstone (Dave Warner/The Jackals) lost his house in the Yarloop bushfires and has been on a mission to rebuild hid house and life. Lately his plans have hit some hurdles and some muso mates will join Howie on stage to help raise some much needed funds to assist the house relocation/build process. Featuring The Jackals, Fisher and Son, Jack Royale and Hotshot Playboys and more. Event details here.

Boo Seeka | Does This Last Tour

Perth live music scene

When: Friday 5th May, 9pm-5am.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Sydney’s space-soul-tronic duo, Boo Seeka, are touring the country this month, ready to give you a lick of their upcoming debut album. Does This Last is the newest single from the upcoming album. Working with producer, Ian Pritchett, the track navigates and pulses through a bed of spacey synth and string layers. Event details here.

Helen Shanahan | Every Little Sting Album Launch

When: Friday 5th May, 7pm-11pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $20 from here.
Info: Recorded in Nashville with producer Brad Jones (Missy Higgins, Bob Evans, Melody Pool), Every Little Sting is Helen’s debut album. It is a raw, honest insight into her personal journey. Following 2015’s critically acclaimed EP Finding Gold, this release sees Helen mastering her home-grown folk style. Read a recent live review of Helen supporting Ian Moss here. Event details here.

Tired Lion

Perth live music scene

When: Friday 5th May, 7pm – 2am.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $23.70 from here.
Info: Tired Lion are hitting Badlands Bar for a massive party to launch their latest single Cinderella Dracula before they hit the road on their Australian tour. With Tiny Little Houses in support, this is set to be an epic gig, by two cracking bands. That Naughty Food Truck will be smashing out the tasty (yet devilishly naughty treats) in the beer garden, including their Perth-famous Cheeseburger Spring Rolls. So get down early for dinner and drink specials. Event details here.

Intrigue

When: Friday 5th May, 8pm.
Where: Tetsuo NC, William Street Perth.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Check out Perth’s newest live music venue in town with some local live tunes to keep you satisfied. Featuring Marmalade Mama, Wet Chips, Wolly Mammoth, Lionizer, Grace Sanders and Father Figures. Event details here.

The Dirt Walkers | Single Launch

Perth live music scene

When: Friday 5th May, 8pm.
Where: The Hen House (Badlands Bar), Northbridge.
Cost: On door.
Info: The Dirt Walkers are playing The Hen House Live to launch their new upbeat single Caviar. Supported by Graphic Fiction Heroes – It’s going to be a killer night! Event details here.

The Southern River Band | Timothy Nelson | Ah Trees

Perth live music scene

When: Friday 5th May, 9pm-1am.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: One of Perth’s finest live acts The Southern River Band will be bringing their wild party rock show to the Rosemount Main room! The boys have had an insane 12 months and they are primed and ready to tear up the big stage! Also playing is multi-award winning pop talent, Timothy Nelson, and emerging indie-dreamboats Ah Trees. Event details here.

Habitat Presents Sidney Charles

When: Friday 5th May, 11pm-5am.
Where: Geisha Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $20 on door before 12, $30 after.
Info: Habitat are proud to present a night jumpin jackin booty shakin grooves with one of the hottest rising stars in house music… Sidney Charles. Sidney is a champion of the raw house sound. Jacking beats; heavy kicks; dirty highs. Whatever shade of house or techno he’s producing, it’s always packed full of hard grooves, raw sounds and a classy simplicity that lets the track do what it’s supposed to do: make your ass wiggle. Supported by Baux, Green George & James A. Event details here.

Motown and Burlesque

When: Saturday 6th May, 7:30pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $38.50 from here.
Info: The Merindas are Australia’s premier Indigenous soul duo bringing Motown’s biggest booty-shakin’ hits with REAL booty shaking by special guest dancers from Burlesque Beats. Supported by Jamie Maika who has a voice of true soul. Enjoy hits from The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Contours, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5 and more. Event details here.

John Read Performs Cat Stevens

When: Saturday 6th May, 6pm.
Where: Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood.
Cost: $18.40 from here.
Info: The John Read Band perform Cat Stevens iconic album Tea for the Tillerman in it’s entirety. Event details here.

Wayne Green & The Phantoms Reunion

When: Saturday 6th May, 8pm.
Where: Charles Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: On door.
Info: Rock and roll legends Wayne Green & The Phantoms in a Reunion to rock your socks off! Event details here.

Grace Barbé Afro-Kreol

When: Saturday 6th May, 9pm-11:30pm.
Where: Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Multi award-winning band Grace Barbé Afro-Kreol is back! After the release of their Tony Allen remix ‘Afro-Sega’ taken from the Welele! album, and a successful East Africa tour early this year, Grace has been busy performing a string of shows and festivals back in home state. Event details here.

Record Club Road Show | Soundgarden’s Unknown

When: Saturday 6th May, 7pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $25.70 from here.
Info: Soundgarden’s epic 1994 album Superunknown played in full from cover to cover by 3 out of 5 Karnivool band members and Steve Curyer (Drapht). Performed by ‘The Jesus Christ Posse’ whose members include Drew Goddard (Karnivool), Jon Stockman (Karnivool), Mark Hosking (Karnivool) and Steve Curyer (Drapht). Support from Black Stone from the Sun! Event details here.

Caravãna Sun

When: Saturday 6th May, 7pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $23.50 from here.
Info: Following the release of their critically acclaimed third album Guerrilla Club and over 150 shows around the world in 2016 Caravãna Sun have returned this year, exposed and upfront, wearing their hearts on their sleeves with the release of Whale Song. Breaking down barriers of artist and audience, this raw performance began its journey in the hearts of feelers, lovers and believers. Event details here.

Blues Legends | Presented by K.B Ryan

When: Sunday 7th May, 6-9pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$15 from here.
Info: If you love blues music, this is the show for you! Join K.B. Ryan and his band as they perform the amazing music of artists like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, Robert Johnson, Johnny Winter, Albert King, Freddie King and more! Event details here.

Running Torch | A Body Slow Tour

When: Sunday 7th May, 7pm.
Where: The Aviary Rooftop Bar, Perth.
Cost: FREE, register from here.
Info: If you are a fan of art, you should most certainly be a fan of Running Touch. He is electronic music; he is acoustic music; he is a novelist; he is a poet; he is a storyteller; he is an artist. The Running Touch project is a middle grounded insertion into a body of alias’, rocking back and forth between experimental electronica and papery wholesome tones. Event details here.

Scorcherfest 2017

When: Sunday 7th May, 12-3pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 from here.
Info: Scorchefest is back! With one epic lineup. Event details and full lineup here.

Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lane Festival

Perth live music scene

When: Sunday 7th May, 11am-7pm.
Where: Mt Hawthorn.
Cost: FREE!
Info: The village style street festival will showcase a huge local talent of artists and musicians along with market stalls, street food, pop up bars, open air restaurants and galleries and loads of free family fun. Pet and child-friendly and lots to see and do! Event details here.

Vinyl Affair

Perth live music scene

When: Sunday 7th May, 1pm-4pm.
Where: Inglewood Bowling and Sorts Club, Inglewood.
Cost: $2 or get in early for $10 to beat other vinyl hunters!
Info: Feed your vinyl habit at the upcoming Vinyl Affair, behind the ECU Mt Lawley campus, just off Central Ave. This central location provides easy access with loads of parking right next to the venue. All styles available – Rock, Metal, Popular, Jazz, Reggae, Punk, Dance music and Hip Hop. Buy quality second hand and new release titles from dealers and collectors, more often cheaper than in the stores. Listening station on hand to preview. Event details here.

Tayla DeCosta | Sunday Sesh

When: Sunday 7th May, 6-9pm.
Where: Six Degrees, Albany.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Chill out with some live music from Tayla DeCoster, a local Perth artist, for your Sunday Sesh. Drink and lunch specials. Event details here.

Sunday Jam | The Big Caribbean Party

When: Sunday 7th May, 4pm-12am.
Where: The Blue Flamingo, Newcastle Street Leederville.
Cost: $10-$20 on door.
Info: Your biggest Caribbean Sunday party is back! Featuring Caribbean street food, cocktails and live music. Event details here.

Raksha & Thomas Cockram at The Moon

When: Sunday 7th May, 7pm.
Where: The Moon Cafe, Northbridge.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Come down for a night of sweet tunes and blissful ambiance! Thomas Cockram will be opening this Sunday jam with his sweet tunes. RAKSHA will finish the night with an acoustic set to put you in the mood to dance! Event details here.

Lindsay Vickery & Masonik

When: Monday 8th May, 7:30pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Two Amazing sets by two premiere Perth acts: Reeds player Lindsay Vickery of Decibel, HEDKIKR and other projects brings input and no-input pyrotechnics on saxophones and clarinets with electronics. Vickery has presented his unique take on combining field recordings, found sounds and spectral manipulation throughout the US, Europe and Japan. Masonik have been creating works in the music and art scene for over ten years. This performance also includes their notorious Vj visuals to massage your brain. Event details here.

The Black Dahlia Murder (USA)

When: Tuesday 9th May, 7pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $70.60 from here.
Info: Since 2001, The Black Dahlia Murder (USA) have created a musical brute that embraces all the finest qualities of melodic death metal yet does not shackle them, giving them room to constantly evolve and grow. While crushingly violent, the latest album Abysmal is certainly a long way from being a two-dimensional blast-fest. Event details here.

The Gaslight Club | Steve Tallis

Perth live music scene

When: Wednesday 10th May, 7pm.
Where: The Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Join Paul McCarthy and Peter Reeve, Rose Parker and David Hyams, and Steve Tallis headlining for a night of great live music.

Hanz Zimmer | Revealed

When: Wednesday 10th May, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $113-$236 from here.
Info: Hans Zimmer Revealed is a multi-layered experience for concertgoers and a must-see concert event, featuring career-spanning music from Zimmer’s multi-decade career. The concert will be in two parts: the first being some of Zimmer’s classic movie scores. Event details here.

Milky Chance

Perth live music scene

When: Wednesday 10th May, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $69.90 from here.
Info: With a new album on the way, Secret Sounds are delighted to announce that along with their slot at Groovin’ the Moo, Milky Chance will also be playing a string of headline sideshows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth! Their latest release, Blossom, promises to be one of this year’s most hotly anticipated releases! Event details here.

The Wombats

Perth live music scene

When: Thursday 11th May, 7:30pm.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $79.90 from here.
Info: 2017 marks 10 years since Alt-pop trio The Wombats released their debut record A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation. These shows will be a celebration of all things The Wombats and showcasing a selection of the bands biggest hit across Glitterbug, This Modern Glitch and will close with all of your favourite tracks off A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation. Event details here.

Queen | It’s a Kinda Magic

When: Thursday 11th May, 8pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $69-$79 from here.
Info: Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’. Painstaking attention has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking Rock harmonies. And with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and authentic costumes, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing. All ages gig.

K.Flay

When: Thursday 11th May, 8pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $48 from here.
Info: Adding to already announced Groovin The Moo festival appearances, LA native K.FLAY will play four headline dates on her debut Australian visit. On stage, K.Flay injects vocal spitfire into rhythmic rock beats, delivering cool flawless hip-hop with slight abrasion. “My live shows always had the spontaneity that comes from working with more organic instrumentation…”, she says. Event details here.

The Darkness

Perth live music scene

When: Friday 12th May, 7:30pm.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $76.70 from here.
Info: Rejoice, Australians fair, in your home which you so rightly claim to be girt by sea – The Darkness are quite simply thrilled to be returning to your shores! Event details here.

Steve Tallis and The Troublemakers

When: Friday 12th May, 7pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $20 on door.
Info: Steve Tallis is back at the Fly! Join him with The Troublemakers for an exclusive show. Supports from Craig Hallsworth and Wasted Sons. Event details here.

Proud Mary | Australia’s Ultimate CCR Tribute Band

When: Friday 12th May, 7pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: Australia’s leading Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band Proud Mary return with their authentic show honouring the swampy sounds of one of the 60s and 70s best rock acts in full concert style. Event details here.

Ali Barter | A Suitable Girl Tour

When: Friday 12th May, 9pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $17 from here.
Info: After a 2016 supporting the likes of The Jezabels, City Calm Down and The Rubens, plus her own sold out single tour for “Girlie Bits”, Ali’s headline tour will see A Suitable Girl’s vision realised live, in which Barter displays her ability to capture frank, sometimes messy emotions in memorable and at times cathartic anthems. Event details here.

Graphic Fiction Heroes

When: Saturday 13th May, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Graphic Fiction Heroes are set to release the follow-up to 2012’s Who Will Save Us Now? with a new EP, Dreams of a Libertine. The EP features 5 tracks including the 2016 single Vicious Valentine. Sister Switchblade are made up of members of Babyjane, In The Now and Servus Sum. Special guests The Craig Skelton Collective will open the night in the band’s second-ever live performance. Event details here.

Groovin the Moo

When: Saturday 13th May, 10:30am -10:30pm.
Where: Hay Park, Bunbury.
Cost: $114 from here.
Info: Groovin the Moo is thrilled to be marching back to its six favourite regions (and the Nation’s capital) in 2017 with a HUGE line-up of music goodness. Event details here.

Gunners | Guns N’ Roses Tribute Band

When: Saturday 13th May, 7pm.
Where: Rockingham Hotel, Rockingham.
Cost: $13.30 from here.
Info: Gunners performing all of Gn’R’s greatest hits (including classics such as Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City, and You Could Be Mine) with awesome stage presence and top-notch lighting and production, this is a show not to be missed! Event details here.

The Volcanics | Natural in a Way Single Launch

When: Saturday 13th May, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: On door.
Info: North Freo is gonna be shakin with the sounds of rock n’ roll as The Volcanics launch their latest single Natural in a Way! Joining them on the night is a stellar line up including Craig Hallsworth, Maurice Flavel’s Intensive Care and Dirty Howler. Get down early cause this is set to be a big one!! Event details here.

Mother’s Day with Sophie Jane Music

When: Sunday 14th May, 8am-10pm.
Where: Six Degrees, Albany.
Cost: FREE entry. Please make a booking!
Info: Come & celebrate Mother’s Day at Six Degrees with some Mother’s Day Specials.  Breakfast from 7:30am. Brunch Available until 2pm. Kitchen Open until Late! Live Music by Sophie Jane Music Singer & Songwriter from Perth. Playing live from 6pm-9pm. Event details here.

Salt Tree Recovery Sessions

When: Sunday 14th May, 6pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Recovery Session with Salt Tree. No additives, no preservatives, just organic roots tunes. These extremely smooth, talented Margret River boys blend acoustic, smooth recovery roots with electronic harmonics. Event details here.

Blue Child Collective

When: Sunday 14th May, 5pm-9pm.
Where: The Sandbar, Scarborough.
Cost: $15 from here.
Info: Following a huge run of shows across Perth and South West WA over summer, plus a string of dates on the East Coast including Bluesfest Byron Bay, Blue Child Collective are heading off on a massive national tour starting May 19! Before they go, join them for their farewell gig and last Perth show for 2017! Supporting Blue Child Collective will be Scarborough locals Reuben De Melo music and Olive. Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from the venue. Bring along a beanbag, blanket or cushion if you want to get really cosy! Event details here.

Zydecats

When: Sunday 14th May, 5:30pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Presented by Fremantle Workers Club and The Fly, join Zydecats for Mother’s Day! Event details here.

461 Ocean Boulevard | A Tribute to Eric Clapton

When: Tuesday 16th May, 7:30pm.
Where: The Perth Blues Club, Charles Street Perth.
Cost: $15 on door. $10 for members.
Info: Some time ago, local guitarist Gary Cox had the idea of putting together a hand-picked band to perform the Eric Clapton album 461 Ocean Boulevard. Now his idea has finally come to fruition. After many hours of rehearsals, Gary and the Band are ready to bring this amazing show to the Perth Blues Club. Trevor Jalla will open the night with an unplugged Clapton set. Then a special band compiled by Gary Cox will perform the full version of Layla, followed by the original 461 Ocean Boulevard album in its entirety, plus a few extras. Event details here.

WAM Song of the Year | Awards Party

When: Wednesday 17th May, 6pm.
Where: WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Harbour.
Cost: $22.27.20 from here.
Info: The 2016-17 nominees for WAM Song Of The Year feature an inspiring mix of songs from both established acts and new discoveries, with the winners to be revealed at an epic public Awards Party. This year’s party will be another harbourside sunset soiree, debuting at the WA Maritime Museum with MC Magnus Danger Magnus, DJ Charlie Bucket, The Money War, Ben Matthews Presents LIVEWYRE and Fremantle local Dan Howls, all guaranteed to keep the good times rolling. Event details here.

Steve Hensby | Double Album Launch

When: Wednesday 17th May, 7pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$15 from here.
Info: After many long sessions and late nights it’s finally ready! Two disks ready to go and Steve Hensby is super excited to release them into the wild. Event details here.

Living Colour

When: Friday 19th May, 8pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $79.90 from here.
Info: Two-time Grammy award winning band, Living Colour, are on the way back to our shores! Living Colour’s instrumental prowess gave them a level of critical respect most other bands of that ilk were not afforded. Politically driven in their lyrics and eclectic & experimental in their sound, the band built up quite the following in their original eleven-year run, picking up two consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Hard Rock Performance. Living Colour still stands as one of today’s finest hard rock, metal, funk, fusion bands – make sure you check them out. Event details here.

Dream Rimmy | Heavy EP Tour

When: Friday 19th May, 8pm.
Where: Settlers Tavern, Margaret River.
Cost: On door.
Info: After appearing at the Fremantle leg of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival as the triple j Unearthed pick and embarking on their first national tour at the start of 2017, Fremantle six-piece Dream Rimmy are now preparing to release their sophomore EP Heavy, out May 5th. Event details here.

Power of Three | Original Hard Rock Showcase

When: Friday 19th May, 8:45pm.
Where: The Civic Hotel, Inglewood.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: The third POT event showcasing three great original Perth Hard Rock acts: Beltane Fire, Servus Sum and Chuck Hombre. Event details here.

Peking Duk | Clowntown Tour

When: Friday 19th May, 9pm.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $49.50 from here.
Info: Aussie faves Peking Duk are psyched to announce their forthcoming Clowntown Tour. Their latest single ‘Stranger’ feat. Elliphant (already double-platinum, over 16 million Spotify plays) has been the #1 Australian Artist Single for 10 weeks running and recently placed #9 in the triple j Hottest 100. Event details here.

Jamrock | Dancehall vs. Hip Hop

When: Friday 19th May, 8pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: On door.
Info: The place for the pure fan of dancehall and hip hop, feel the vibe, express yourself on the dance floor or grab the mike and get the jamrock attitude. Event details here.

The New Savages

When: Friday 19th May, 8pm.
Where: The Carine, Duncraig.
Cost: On door.
Info: The New Savages are coming to WA for the first time, as part of their huge national tour in support of their new single I’ve Lost My Little Girl. Come and see them play Friday night at The Carine for a night of blues boogie. Event details here.

Blue Shady

When: Saturday 20th May, 8:30pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: After a month lying on the amazing Dongara beach the Shad’s are baked and basted and ready to return to one of Perth’s fav’s The Indi Bar Scarborough. Callum Kramer (ex Shad drummer and frontman for The Southern River Band ) playing the support slot. Event details here.

Polish Club | Alright Already Tour

When: Saturday 20th May, 8pm.
Where: Amplifier Capitol, Perth.
Cost: $23.80 from here.
Info: Alright Already is a Stax-meets-Stooges slab of highly combustible bunker-soul tunes from howling Sydney rock-soul duo Polish Club. Like a rope tied to your hips, Polish Club’s debut album jerks your body sideways at double time and won’t let go. Event details here.

The New Savages (Second Show)

When: Sunday 21st May, 6pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: The New Savages are coming to WA for the first time, as part of their huge national tour in support of their new single I’ve Lost My Little Girl. Come and see them play Friday night at The Carine for a night of blues boogie.

Thunder Down Under

When: Monday 22nd May, 6:30pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $53.44+ from here.
Info: Thunder Down Under Australian Tour Presents: Bruce Kulick – Former KISS guitarist with Four By Fate – John Regan & Tod Howarth (Frehleys Comet) Rob Affuso (Skid Row) & Pat Gasperini (Pound & Flywheel) and Sisters doll – Australia’s own Rock Sensation. 3 amazing acts for one huge night of Thunder! Event details here.

Lisa Hannigan | Debut Australian Tour

When: Tuesday 23rd May, 7:30pm.
Where: The Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $47.50 from here.
Info: Lisa Hannigan has proven to be one of the most transfixing artists in modern folk with her blend of raw emotion and enthralling guitar. She has made a name for herself as a beguiling performer, recently performing a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Lisa will be joined on tour by Devon born singer songwriter, John Smith; a rare and remarkable talent as a virtuoso guitarist, nuanced songwriter, soulful vocalist and consummate performer. He’ll be sure to impress Lisa Hannigan fans with songs that are ear-worms, that once heard you are unlikely ever to forget. Event details here.

Club Acoustica

Live Music Perth

When: Wednesday 24th May, 7pm-11pm.
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 join Jodi Boni, Robert Hinton, Justin Walshe and Trouvaille.

RAW Perth Presents Fixate

When: Thursday 25th May, 6:3pm-11pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $20 from here or $25 on door.
Info: RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists with a focus on spotlighting indie underground talent to the public. Every second month in Perth they hand-select and showcase 30+ artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for a one-night creative explosion! Event details here.

FEASTER #2 | Presented by Fly By Night Club and Toward Music

Perth live music scene

When: Friday 26th May, 5pm-12am.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: After such a successful Easter FEASTER. Fly By Night & Toward Music want to do it all again! May 26th FEASTER #2 kicks off for another live music showcase! Get ready – this one is going to be HUGE! Featuring an epic lineup of Small Batch Audio, The Little Lord Street Band, The Silent Deeds, Old River Kid, Chapman and Rob Walker. Event details here.

Razzle at the Basso

When: Friday 26th May, 7:30pm.
Where: The Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Razzle aims to promote live and original garage, post punk, indie and retro guitar rock in Perth and Fremantle for artists and fans! DJ Alan Degenerates will be joined by The Limbs, The Reductors, the Tenderhooks and The Lunettes for a rewarding combination of raucous, rebellious and reflective indie and retro influenced pop and rock. Event details here.

Edie Green | The Sea It Binds You EP Launch

When: Friday 26th May,8pm-12am.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Edie Green launch party with special guests FLOSSY and AH Trees. Edie Green are very excited to annouce the launch of their second EP ‘The Sea It Binds You’. Lovingly crafted by the four members of Edie, the final product is a tantilising swirl of sounds, made to quicken the heartbeat and sooth the mind. Recorded with Dave Parkin at Blackbird Studios and mastered by William Bowden at King Willy Sound, this new release showcases the band’s unique style and shows off some of their best work to date. Come celebrate! Event details here.

Shimmergloom & Monstell

Perth live music scene

When: Saturday 27th May, 8pm-10pm.
Where: The Hen House Live (Badlands Bar), Northbridge.
Cost: On door.
Info: Shimmergloom return to playing shows by hitting Henhouse Live with a bunch of new tunes along with some old favourites and Perth rockers Mostell. Come down and party hard! Event details here.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets | Album Launch

When: Saturday 27th May, 8pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $18-$23.50 from here.
Info: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are launching their High Visceral Part 2 album. Supported by Hideous Sun Demon, Pat Chow, Western Kinsmen of the Sun and Bells Rapids. Event details here.

Blackeyed Susans | Close Your Eyes and See Album Launch

When: Saturday 27th May, 8pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $35.90 from here.
Info: The Blackeyed Susans return to their hometown of Perth to launch their new album, Close Your Eyes and See. Playing selections from the new record as well as the best of their back catalogue, this promises to be a night of moody romance, dreamy soundscapes and occasional beauty. Special guests The Holy Rollers. Event details here.

Oliver Tank | Album Tour

When: Saturday 27th May, 8pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $15 from here.
Info: Known for mastering the art of heartfelt, vivid soundscapes with an electronic bent, Sydney-based producer Oliver Tank triumphantly returns today with his new single Charlene.

The Floating Bridges | WA Tour

When: Saturday 27th May, 9pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: The Floating Bridges (QLD) create infectious roots music, blending together big lively ska grooves, thick bottom end bass lines and smooth four part vocal harmonies – perfect for the dance floor! Supported by Dilip n’ the Davs. Event details here.

Jason Ayres | Got My Heart Tour

When: Sunday 28th May, 7pm-10pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $25 from here.
Info: Jason Ayres is a country folk singer who delivers an alternative brand of tunes wrapped up in stories to capture the imagination of his audience. He has performed alongside international stars like Anastacia, Dionne Warwick and Aussie legends from Daryl Braithwaite to James Reyne and this tour sees Ayres with his latest musical creation – Got My Heart. Event details here.

Sarah Ramsey Sextet | Running Up that Hill

When: Tuesday 30th May, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$15 from here.
Info: Alongside some of Perth’s premier musicians, Sarah Ramsey is excited to present an evening of music that reflects her musical journey from the very beginning. Event details here.

HYPE with Gabriel O Pensador | Australian Tour

When: Wednesday 31st May, 9pm.
Where: Amplifier Capitol, Perth.
Cost: $45.30 from here.
Info: Come and join the Brazilian extravaganza at HYPE. A combination of music genres from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil including hip-hop, reggae, rap, ragga, samba-rock and funk. The event counts with 2 floors showcasing over 3 Brazilian DJ’s – Scarborough roots, Douglas Verdam and Rodrigo Baratela, funk dancers and live music from one of the best-known rappers on the Brazilian hip hop scene “Gabriel O Pensador”. Event details here.

Going Solo at The Moon

When: Wednesday 31st May, 9pm.
Where: The Moon Cafe, Northbridge.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Every Wednesday at The Moon – Cafe, musicians stand on their lonesome playing songs they made themselves. This week join Jacob Diamond + Jane Azzopardi. Event details here.

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