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

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Things are finally starting to heat up! Summer is on its way and the local music industry is hotter than ever with heaps of action in store for November.

WAMFest makes an appearance this month and there’s an epic selection of original WA music. Most high-profile venues will be supporting the showcase across the 4 days, with 159 acts across 26 venues for your listening pleasure including a handful of free shows to indulge in. International love for November comes from Lamb of God, Disturbed, Katchafire, Deftones, Elliphant, House of Shem, Ronan Keating and Ben Harper, just to name a few. The National Live Music Awards will take place at the end micof the month, with the 96 FM Summer of Music Concert, A Day on the Green and By the C taking over as some of Perth’s best music festivals. On the local side of things, you can expect to enjoy the likes of Josh Pyke and Bob Evans, Xavier Rudd, Thirsty Merc, John Butler Trio, Birds of Tokyo, Regurgitator and more.

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Songs of the Suburbs, Songs of the Sea


When: Wednesday 2nd November, 7pm-11pm
Where: Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle.
Cost: $39.80 from here.
Info: You are invited to a revealing musical portrait of a city. Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe) brings together some of Perth and Fremantle’s most distinguished tunesmiths and storytellers – amongst them Empty, Lucy Peach and Steve Parkin – for a profound and intimate soundtrack that weaves through our streets, landscapes and lives. Presented in two acts, Songs of the Suburbs, Songs of the Sea takes us on a sensorial, multi-platform odyssey that reveals much about these songwriters and the city we all call home. The show features exclusive photographic works by Matsu, video installations by Brendan Hutchens and narration by Sam Longley. Event details here

Club Acoustica

Live Music Perth

When: Wednesday 2nd November, 7pm.
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. Great for a date night with that special someone or over dinner and wine with your friends. Join Sasha Seabourne, Robert Hinton, Ricky Green and the Thylacine. Event details here.

Going Solo at The Moon


When: Wednesday 2nd November, 9pm – 11pm.
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. Come and join them so they feel less lonesome. Tonight – Ali Flintoff and Samuel Rocchi are playing. Event details here.

Rochelle Pitt | EP Launch


When: Wednesday 2nd November, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $20-$30 from here.
Info: Former X-Factor Star and Australia’s very own indigenous Soul Mumma Rochelle Pitt is coming to Ellington Jazz Club for her only show in WA for the year. In her exclusive and debut Perth performance travelling from Cairns, Soul Mumma Rochelle is set to get audiences moving and shaking as she launches her highly anticipated second EP as part of her debut national tour.

Record Club Roadshow | Stevie Wonder | Songs in the Key of Life


When: Thursday 3rd November, 7:30pm-11:30 pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $20.10 from here.
Info: An amazing record performed in all it’s entirety by some of Perth’s hottest talent. Featuring Matt Allen, Harry Mitchell, Josh Dyson, Steve Hensby, Karl Florrison and Elliot Smith. Event details here.

Lamb of God


When: Thursday 3rd November, 6pm-11pm.
Where: Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle.
Cost: $81.50 from here.
Info: Heading to Australia as special guests to Slipknot, Lamb Of God will extend their tour tearing up clubs in Adelaide and Perth with two headline shows. Lamb of God has been blazing mercilessly away at the forefront of heavy music for the last 15 years, upholding metal’s intrinsic values of honesty, intensity and creativity while also daring to push boundaries and go beyond the limits. Event details here.

The Drones


When: Thursday 3rd November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle.
Cost: $44.90 from here.
Info: The Drones play music to witness the end of the civilised world by, albeit while your ears are being bruised or slaughtered in a beautiful, guitar shredded, intelligent way. Homegrown in Perth, translocated to Melbourne and finished off in venues all over the world, this band are the robber art cousins of Anonymous and their shows are primeval, painful and compelling all at once. Their new album Feelin Kinda Free, is The Drones’ seventh studio album: a treatise which lyrically eviscerates the ethical condition of the Australian psyche. You’ve been warned. Event details here.

Brufield at The Carine


When: Friday 4th November, 7pm-11pm.
Where: The Carine, Duncraig.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Local pop-rockers Brufield are on a high after celebrating the release of their new single Goodbye last month. Catch them for a free show at The Carine Friday night with Christian Mechler. Event details here.

WAMFest: Bob Log III // Moana // Mossy Fogg // Ben Catley 


When: Friday 4th November, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $28.60 from here.
Info: Cool Perth Nights and WAMFest Presents Bob Log at the Indi Bar! Bob Log III performs over 150 shows a year in more than 30 countries, playing his old Silvertone archtop guitars, wearing a full body human cannonball suit and a motorcycle helmet wired to a telephone receiver. What more do you need to know? It’s a blues punk guitar dance party. Bob will be supported by Moana, Mossy Fogg & Ben Catley. Event details here

Last Train to Freo Featuring The Stems


When: Friday 4th November, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: $38.80 from here.
Info: They’re garage, they’re pop… they’re The Stems! One of Perth’s most popular and iconic rock bands, they’re making an impressive return to the live scene with rare performances. Catch The Stems as they ride the wave all the way to the shore with a new line up consisting of founding members Dom Mariani, Julian Matthews and Dave Shaw with Ashley Naylor on guitar and vocals. They’ll be joined in this special event by iconic bands, The Never Never and The Neptunes. Event details here

WAMfest Record Club WA Double


When: Friday 4th November, 7:30pm-11:45pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $20.10 from here.
Info: WAMfest and Spooky Action present: Record Club Roadshow WA Double!! As part of WAMfest, two WA supergroups perform two classic WA albums in one awesome night. 1997’s platinum-selling Slightly Odway by Jebediah and 2005’s critically acclaimed Lovers by The Sleepy Jackson. Event details here



When: Friday 4th November – Saturday 5th November, 9am-4:30pm.
Where: State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, Perth.
Cost: $189.35 for WAM members, $236.38 for non members from here.
Info: Get ready to set your music career in fire by hearing from and networking with an all-star-cast of 70+ of the world’s leading music industry professionals! Event details here.

Violent Soho


When: Saturday 5th November, 6pm-11pm.
Where: Red Hill Auditorium, Red Hill Perth.
Cost: $66.20 from here.
Info: The year 2016 has proven to be a massive year for four mates from Mansfield. Following the release of Violent Soho’s #1 debuting album WACO and a completely sold out tour to follow, Violent Soho are showing no signs of slowing down! Special guests include The Bronx, Luca Brasi and Tired Lion. Event details here



When: Sunday 5th November, 8pm-11:45pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Once a month Brazil will be taking over 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 Brazilian food specials on the menu all at Scarborough’s best live music venue.

Bonnie Scott’s Hot Five


When: Saturday 5th November, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
Cost: $7-$20 from here.
Info: Bonnie Scott’s Jazz Duo has been performing regularly for a year now, including appearances at Jazz by the Bay and the Kalamunda Jazz festival. To celebrate their first birthday, they’ve added a stellar line up including Harry Mitchell on piano, Karl Florisson on bass and Ben Vanderwal on drums and are ready to hit the Ellington stage – one of Perth’s hottest live music venues – as Bonnie Scott’s Hot Five! A night of vocal jazz with Bonnie Scott’s Hot Five mixes timeless standards with original compositions. So book a table and enjoy some ballads, blues, bop and Brazilian numbers at Bonnie’s birthday bash! Event details here

Sound the Siten Rock for MS 4


When: Saturday 5th November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: The Charles Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $15 from here.
Info: Proudly sponsored by 96FM, Rock For MS is set to be another fantastic event to raise funds for The MS Society of WA this year with Memorabilia, Door Prizes and Auctions as well as featuring well known WA acts:Rockit (playing all your classic and current party favourites), Over the Top (Tribute to the Angles) and Siren Divinyls Show. Rock out for a good cause! Event details here

Summer Sunday Club


When: Saturday 5th November, 4pm.
Where: Matisse Beach Club, Scarborough.
Cost: TBA from here.
Info: Sun drenched grooves for sunset moods…..
A host of Australian & International artists playing a number of Sundays throughout the 2016/17 Summer season. Announcements coming soon – stay tuned here to find out more. 

Timothy Nelson | Album Launch


When: Saturday 5th November, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: $24.50 from here.
Info: Timothy Nelson is a ranga ‘fro with talent to burn. He is one of Perth’s most highly regarded musos and plays with acts The Kill Devil Hills and High Horse, whilst managing to create pieces for side projects such as the ABC’s award-winning animated series The Shapes. He has been hard at work on his debut solo album Words Like Young, featuring some of his most personal work to date. With a new band and special guests in tow, Nelson will launch the album at FAC during this year’s Fremantle Festival. Event details here

Special Brew with Bad Manners


When: Saturday 5th November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: TBA.
Info: Special Brew are delighted to be once again supporting friends, Bad Manners. Magnus and the gang are looking forward to giving you a sneak preview of their forthcoming album, to be released in early 2017. It’s going to be a great night, so please be early. Event details here

Ashley Naylor | Wayward Johnson | Michael Savage


When: Saturday 5th November, 8pm-12:30am.
Where: Bar Orient, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Ashley Naylor is one of Australia’s most loved guitarists, singers and songwriters and was included in the Australian Guitar Mag’s 2012 edition of the 50 Greatest Australian Guitarists of All Time. Special guests include Wayward Johnson and Michael Savage. A not-to-be-missed show! Event details here

Hailmary | UK Tour Fundraiser


When: Saturday 5th November, 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Where: The Skye Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Hailmary are off to the UK this November to play Hard Rock Hell in Wales, as well as supporting Ugly Kid Joe for a couple of side shows in England. This early pre-tour show is to help raise funds for the tour. Event details here

WAMFest | Saturday Spectacular | Across 11 Venues


When: Saturday 5th November, 4pm-11:59pm.
Where: Northbridge.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: 80+ live acts and DJ’s, 11 venues to roam and all FREE! Full list of artists and venues here.

Katchafire | Burn it Down Tour


When: Saturday 5th November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: The Carine, Duncraig.
Cost: TBA.
Info: The Fire are heading to Australia to share their new track and video, Burn it Down. The track was co-written and produced with Stephen Rev Maxwell from Kingston, Jamaica, and is a global effort on behalf of the band, being recorded and mixed in studios in Jamaica, Australia, and New Zealand, giving it a divine and authentic reggae and ska sound. Event details here

MAiKO // Geisha Bar


When: Saturday 5th November, 11pm-5am.
Where: Geisha Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $5 before midnight. Register here.
Info: Deep // Grooves // Tech – House vibes all night. Your favourite monthly house night at Geisha! Event details here.

Rasta Blasta Feat. 44 Degreez and The Peacemakers


When: Sunday 6th November, 3pm-11pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Every Sunday for summer Indi Bar are providing an awesome mix of some of the best reggae bands and DJs in Perth with the occasional touring act popping in. Music will always kick off at 3pm poolside with a DJ & Duo/Solo acts and move inside around 6pm for the evening with a full band and another DJ closing out the night. There’s also $4 Hot Dogs all day and night! This week features 44 Degreez and The Peacemakers.

Deftones | Gore Album Tour


When: Tuesday 8th November, 7pm-10pm.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $96 from here.
Info: Grammy Award-winning Californian icons, Deftones have announced they’re returning back to Australia for national headlines shows. Snaring their first ever Australian No.1 album with Gore last month, Deftones are currently in the midst of a massive world tour. Event details here.

Perth Jazz Society | Duende Indalo


When: Tuesday 8th November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Bar 459 / Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: TBA. On door.
Info: Inspired by the likes of Dhafer Youssef, Antonio Forcione and bass guitar mastery reminiscent of Jaco Pastorius, instrumental genre crossing musicians Duende Indalo play an eclectic mix of world music fusing together Flamenco, Jazz, Middle Eastern and ambient sounds to create something wholly unique. Duende Indalo play with virtuosic rigor to create music that will transport you to every corner of the globe. Event details here

Delta Goodrem | Wings of the Wild Tour


When: Tuesday 8th November, 8pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $91-$142.50 from here.
Info: Presented by TEG Live and Soni Music, Australia’s very own Delta Goodrem will embark on her long awaited headline shows as part of her national Wings of the Wild Tour.

Disturbed | Australian Tour


When: Wednesday 9th November, 7pm.
Where: HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont.
Cost: $101.73 from here.
Info: After a 5-year hiatus, Disturbed will once again be reigning fire down arenas as they tour Australia. The multiplatinum, hard rock legends Disturbed return with their sixth LP and first release in five years, Immortalized. Boasting 12 million record sales and counting, a Grammy nomination, and a multitude of accolades since their humble beginnings in 1994, Disturbed’s comeback is saturated in the fiery determination fans love them for. The album features the band’s bravery to route to another musical dimension while retaining their signature metal roots. Event details here.

Record Club Roadshow | Pantera | Vulgar Display of Power


When: Thursday 10th November, 7:30pm-11:30pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $20.10 from here.
Info: Metalhead Record Clubbers – your cries have been answered! Classic metal album performed in all it’s entirety by a crack team of Perth metal gods. Event details here.

The Tommyhawks


When: Thursday 10th November, 7:30pm-10:30pm.
Where: The Carine, Duncraig.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Head to the Carine for 3 sets of Tommyhawk madness. Event details here.

Valdaway at Indi Bar


When: Friday 11th November, 8pm-11:30pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: Come down to the Indi Bar for a night of fun, sweat, music and beers. Supports acts include The Transnational Crash and Heavylove. Event details here.

60’s Summer Party


When: Friday 11th November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: The Charles Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $23.50 from here.
Info: The Best of 60s Party Music! Tribute to Motown, The Beach Boys, Dusty Springfield, The Rat Pack and more! Plus Specials Guest DJ, spinning your favourite 60’s hits. Prizes and Giveaways! Event details here.

Follow the Memories | 90’s Rock Influences


When: Friday 11th November, 8pm-12am.
Where: The Swan Basement, North Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: A night of 90’s rock influences including Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Silverchair and Foo Fighters with 4 great bands.

Xavier Rudd | Fremantle Prison


When: Saturday 12th November, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Fremantle Prison, Fremantle.
Info: Xavier Rudd returns to Fremantle for his first headline show in over 2 years at The Historic Fremantle Prison will play host to Xavier’s magical 3-piece show featuring Bobby Alu on drums and Ant Aggs on keys. Special guest Lucy Peach. Event details here

Time to Swing | Voudou Zazou


When: Saturday 12th November, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
Cost: $7-$2- from here.
Info: It’s time to swing again! Voudou Zazou are upbeat, infectious and fun – if you missed out on the quartet’s Ellington shows in January & March, get in quickly for tickets on this one – it’s an action-packed 2 hour show, with some very special guests – and of course it really swings! Event details here.

Kisstake | Perth’s Best Kiss Tribute Show


When: Saturday 12th November, 8pm-12am.
Where: The Leisure Inn, Rockingham.
Cost: $19 from here.
Info: A rock n roll party with Perth’s own loving tribute to Kiss – Kisstake –  in full costume and performing a two set monster show! Event details here.

Ravenson Sessions Presents Summer Lovin’


When: Saturday 12th November, 8pm-12am.
Where: Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Roll on summer roll on and come along to Freo’s best live music pub for a local live music feast! Featuring a stellar lineup including the Stuart Orchard Band, Tani Walker and Kenny Austin. Event details here

Scarbra Barbra | Summer Party


When: Saturday 12th November, 7:30pm-12am
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: The ScarbraBarbra crew are throwing a Summer party. Get down to the Indi Bar for tunes, beers and mayhem! Live music from the Gringos and DJ French and rock up with the best moustache to win a prize! Event details here.

Vengaboys | Australian Tour


When: Saturday 12th November, 9pm-12am.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $109-$199.90 from here.
Info: Presented by Metropolis Touring, Vengaboys are bringing their party bus to Australia with special guests Tina Cousins (UK), Crystal Waters (USA), Whigfield (Denmark) and Sonique (UK). Event details here.  

Jack Rabbit Slims Presents Elliphant


When: Saturday 12th November, 9pm-5am.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $35 from here.
Info: Swedish singer-songwriter, Elliphant, will return to Australia this November for a string of club shows and festival appearances across the country, performing songs from her debut record Living Life Golden. Event details here.

Ronan Keating | Time of My Life Tour


When: Saturday 12th November, 5pm.
Where: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, West Perth.
Cost: $111-$304.66 from here.
Info: For Irish superstar Ronan Keating his twenty two years of making music has yielded an impressive tally of achievements, including 40 million album sales with Boyzone. Now touring in support of his 10th studio album Time of My Life.

Xavier Rudd | Fremantle Prison // Second Show


When: Sunday 13th November, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Fremantle Prison, Fremantle.
Cost: $76.38 from here.
Info: Xavier Rudd returns to Fremantle for his first headline show in over 2 years at The Historic Fremantle Prison will play host to Xavier’s magical 3-piece show featuring Bobby Alu on drums and Ant Aggs on keys. Hurry! Tickets are limited! Event details here

Roll With It


When: Sunday 13th November, 6pm-11:45pm.
Where: The Spanaird, Perth.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Upstairs at the Spanaird is pumped for a night of singing, swilling and dancing to the best of British as we take you through the last 5 decades – paying particular attention to the glorious sounds of the 90’s invasion. What you can expect to hear… Blur, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Manic Street Preachers, The Verve, Pulp, Suede, The LA’s, Lush and much, much more. Event details here

Sunday Jam | Caribbean Festival


When: Sunday 13th November, 2pm-10pm.
Where: The Skye Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 from here.
Info: Sunday jam with 3 zones of Caribbean fun. Sky Bar will transformed into a tropical paradise for the Caribbean festival, with a reggae vibe for zone 1 (including jerk chicken), a salsa dance for zone 2 and danehall and afrobeats for zone 3. Get ready for something never seen or experienced in Perth before! Event details here.

96fm Summer of Music Concert


When: Sunday 13th November, 2:30pm-9pm.
Where: Houghton Winery, Swan Valley.
Cost: $97.80 from here.
Info: 96fm and Starr Special Events Australia present Summer of Music Concert in the heart of the Swan Valley with Daryl Braithwaite, James Reyne, Killing Heidi, Kingswood, Thirsty Merc, Jason Ayres and Holly Denton. Event details here.

Birds of Tokyo | Brace Tour


When: Thursday 17th November, 7pm-11:30pm.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $61.10 from here.
Info: With the most played track on Triple J and a new album landing November 4, Birds of Tokyo have just announced their first national tour in over a year. The group unveiled the dark, dystopic feel of their new material at a special secret gig in inner Sydney in September. This forthcoming run of dates will see Birds of Tokyo bringing that same epic rock show to all parts of the country. Event details here

Record Club Roadshow | U2


When: Thursday 17th November, 7:30pm-11:30pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $20.10 from here.
Info: Featuring Rob Nassif (Gyroscope), Record Club host Steve Parkin (Basement Birds, Fergus Deasy (Gold Sun) and Johnny Foley (Drop Macumba), local artists pay tribute to U2’s Crowning Glory in all its entirety. Event details here.

Kingfisha | Offered it Up Album Tour


When: Friday 18th November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Settlers Tavern, Margaret River.
Cost: $18.40 from here.
Info: Brisbane roof raisers Kingfisha are back with new album Offered it Up and to celebrate the release of their second album, Kingfisha are bringing the party back home for a run of shows bound to knock the socks right off your feet with Settlers Tav, Indi Bar and Mojos being the WA shows. Special guests Dilip ‘n the DavsEvent details here

British India | I Thought We Knew Each Other


When: Friday 18th December, 7:30pm-11:55pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $34.70 from here.
Info: ‘Is there anything harder than watching something beautiful die? The human instinct is to hold on but, all too often, we realise that there is nothing left to do but let go.’ British India’s new single I Thought We Knew Each Other, takes that moment and holds it up to the light. Layered in a film of shimmering strings and guitars, and with an unrelenting break-beat to match, the hushed intensity of the song’s verses make way for the dizzying rush of a mile high chorus. Event details here.

Ah Trees | Debut EP Launch


When: Friday 18th November, 7pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $5 from here.
Info: To celebrate the release of their debut EP, Ah Trees are getting their groove on at Mojos – and they want you to come party with them! Event details here.



When: Friday 18th November, 11pm-5am.
Where: Geisha Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $1-0 before 12:30pm, $15 after.
Info: Join Geisha as they celebrate 2 years of Addiction. Every month Geisha get together to showcase the latest sounds in underground electronic music. Expect nothing less from them as they drive forward to bring you the same standard of quality House and Techno but in one of the coolest, underground venues in Perth. Addiction veterans Le3Roy, Darko and Hardy will be there, along with James A, Baux and Fragmnt. There will also be discount drinks on the night. Event details here

Kingfisha | Offered it Up Album Tour // Second Show


When: Saturday 19th November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $18.40 from here.
Info: Brisbane roof raisers Kingfisha are back with new album Offered it Up and to celebrate the release of their second album, Kingfisha are bringing the party back home for a run of shows bound to knock the socks right off your feet with Settlers Tav, Indi Bar and Mojos being the WA shows. Special guests Henry Faulkner and The ElectribeEvent details here

Jazz Picnic


When: Saturday 19th November, 7pm-10pm.
Where: RiverBank Estate Winery and Restaurant.
Cost: $90-$120 from here.
Info: Bring your own picnic rug, indulge in a Gourmet Jazz Platter or magical VIP 3-course dinner and sip wine whilst listening to Cathrine Summers. A memorable evening of music that mixes up old standards, cool jazz, an abundance of French, Spanish and Italian music. Cathrine with her quintet consisting of some of Perth’s top musicians will transform the atmosphere into an intimate lively Cotton Club vibe under the vines, a show not to be missed! Event details here

Songs in the Key of Motown


When: Saturday 19th November, 8pm-10pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley.
Cost: $77 from here.
Info: Direct from the US comes the Encore Australian Tour of Songs in the Key of Motown, a spectacular live concert production that takes you on a journey through the Motown years. Event details here.

Grace Barbé | Afro-Sega | Video and Vinyl Launch


When: Saturday 19th November, 8pm-1am.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $19.40 from here.
Info: Grace Barbe will release a Tony Allen remix of the track Afro-Sega from her Welele! album, accompanied by an animated video clip at Mojos. The track will be available as a limited edition 7″ vinyl pressing and digital download via bandcamp and Itunes. Tony Allen is one of the greatest drummers on the planet – the man who created Afrobeat with Fela Kuti. Twenty four years after leaving Fela’s band, he remains a restless and potent trail blazer for new African musical adventures. Event details here.

Kingfisha | Offered it Up Album Tour // Third Show


When: Sunday 20th November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $21.45 from here.
Info: Brisbane roof raisers Kingfisha are back with new album Offered it Up and to celebrate the release of their second album, Kingfisha are bringing the party back home for a run of shows bound to knock the socks right off your feet with Settlers Tav, Indi Bar and Mojos being the WA shows. Special guests Dilip ‘n the DavsEvent details here

By the C at Cottesloe Beach


When: Sunday 20th November, 2pm-8pm.
Where: Cottesloe Beach, Cottesloe.
Cost: $101.77 from here.
Info: By the C is a celebration of music, food and community on the world-famous Cottesloe Beach. Join John Butler Trio, Angus and Julia Stone and more great artists to be announced. Event details here.

A Day on the Green


When: Sunday 20th November, 4:30pm – 10:20pm.
Where: Kings Park Bontanic Gardens, West Perth.
Cost: $94-$299.90 from here.
Info: From the depths of the black lagoon, A Day on the Green presents a monstrous concert starring You Am I, Something for Kate, Spiderbait and Jebediah. A not-to-be-missed event! Details here.

Mick Harvey | Sonic Sessions


When: Wednesday 23rd November, 7pm-10pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: $51 from here.
Info: Mick Harvey is a revered figure in Australian music. The multi-instrumentalist is best known for his connection with Nick Cave, playing a pivotal role in the Cave-fronted bands Boys Next Door, Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds. He is also a long-time producer and band member for PJ Harvey. On his own, he’s composed music for a number of films and has been translating iconic French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg’s songs into English over the last 20 years. Sonic Sessions is FAC’s annual concert series which sees leading Australian songwriters sit down with Grammy award winning musician Lucky Oceans for an evening of music and conversation. Mick Harvey will join Lucky Oceans to tell the stories behind some of his most famous songs and fascinating side projects. Event details here

Mick Harvey | Intoxicated Man


When: Thursday 24th November, 6:30pm-10pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: $51 from here.
Info: Over 20 years Mick Harvey has been translating the songs of French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg into English, with the fourth album Intoxicated Women due to be released this month. Performing with a full band, string section and guest vocalists, Harvey will perform tracks from the latest album plus favourites from the previous three volumes, Intoxicated Man, Pink Elephants and Delirium Tremens. Rarely performed live, don’t miss this opportunity to see a master musician’s interpretations of a legend’s work. Event details here

Record Club Roadshow | Tom Waits | Rain Dogs


When: Thursday 24th November, 7:30pm-11pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $20.10 from here.
Info: Incredible big band performing an incredible record in all its entirety. Featuring Turin Robinson (Mossy Fogg), Dom Barrett (Orphans), John Clements, Rick Webster, Callum Morrison (Conscious Dreamers), Andrew Pearson (Morgan Bain), Greg Brenton (Fat Sparrow), Paul Gioia (Harry Deluxe), Brendan Grey (Drapht, Coin Banks), James Van De Ven (Drapht, Coin Banks), Matt McGlynn and Jeremy Trezona. Event details here

The Antipodean Rock Collective


When: Thursday 24th November, 8pm.
Where: The Carine, Duncraig.
Cost: $34 from here.
Info: The Antipodean Rock Collective – an unforgettable party with some of Aussie rock’s most iconic players. 33 Aria Awards, 16 top-ten albums and four of Australia’s most celebrated musicians-all brought together for one electrifying rock and roll experience. The Antipodean Rock Collective share a passion for rock and roll that spans decades. Featuring Spiderbait’s drummer and vocalist Kram, Mark Wilson (bassist, pianist and backing vocalist for Jet), Darren Middleton (guitarist and songwriter for Powderfinger) and You Am I‘s Davey Lane.

The Likes of You


When: Friday 25th November, 11pm-5am.
Where: Geisha Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $27.12-$32.34 from here.
Info: The Likes of You presents Scuba, Randomer, Consulte and Allstate. Limited capacity. Event details here.

Arcadia Australia | Day One


When: Friday 25th November, 5pm-11pm.
Where: Elizabeth Quay, Perth.
Cost: $89-$160 from here.
Info: Be part of the exciting opening party of Arcadia Australia, which fuses groundbreaking spectacle, cutting edge technology, sculpture, engineering, architecture, adrenaline and bass into a primal unity. One for the adults, this will be a night of pure Electronica featuring a mix of international touring and local talent. Event details here

Bat Country // The Dirt Walker // Small Batch Audio // Lina Sleeps


When: Friday 25th November, 7pm-11:55pm. .
Where: Swan Basement, North Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: After a 5 year hiatus, the gents from Bat Country are back on the scene and will be joined by locals acts The Dirt Walkers, Small Batch Audio and Lina Sleeps for what will be a musical smorgasbord guaranteed to please your ears! Get your weekend party started! \m/. Event details here

Flume | Australian Tour


When: Friday 25th November, 7pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $79 from here.
Info: With special guests Vince Staples + Sophie, Australia’s biggest electronic act Flume will embark on a massive world tour. Event details here.

Natural Touring Presents House of Shem


When: Friday 25th November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: The Rosemount Hotel North Perth.
Cost: $35 from here.
Info: Natural Touring and Kutz Entertainment presents House of Shem – one of New Zealand’s harmony-based trio. Crowned one of the best NZ reggae bands, the boys will be supported by Lion Rezz and DJ Illicit. Event details here.

Arcadia Australia | Day Two


When: Saturday 26th November, 5pm-11pm.
Where: Elizabeth Quay, Perth.
Cost: $89-$160 from here.
Info: Join Arcadia for the Saturday spectacular with trap, hip-hop and party dance music. Featuring Alison Wonderland and so much more! Event details here

Regurgitator Live at the Orchard


When: Saturday 26th November, 6pm-11:30pm.
Where: Bar Pop Back Yard, Perth Cultural Centre.
Cost: $45 from here.
Info: Bar Pop presents Regurgitator with special guests Sugar Army. Event details here.

Wild Child | Single Launch


When: Saturday 26th November, 8:30pm-11:30pm.
Where: Indi bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Wild Child is the first track from the debut EP, Ocean Dreamer Gypsy – and to celebrate it’s release, there’s a massive party at the ol’ stomping ground! Event details here

FKJ (France) at Jack Rabbit Slims


When: Saturday 26th November, 8pm-12am.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $15 from here.
Info: Jack Rabbit Slims presents live music from FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) – an accomplished artist and rising star of the Parisian electronic scene. UKIYO, JCAL and CHISEKO. Plus a selection of Slim’s DJ’s all night. Event details here.

RTRfm Presents Shady Lane


When: Saturday 26th November, 2pm-Late.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $15-$20 from here. (FREE before 6pm)
Info: Roll up for Shady Lane – a 12-hour street party at Badlands featuring a pre-65 hot rod show courtesy of West Coast Lowdown, market stalls, food trucks, a magic show courtesy of Pierre Ulric Mysteries, the Perth Swing Dancing Academy, rockabilly DJs and a whole heap more. After 6pm it’s a punk rock takeover inside the Badlands main room, featuring Thee Loose Hounds launching their new EP Blood Sport, plus The Murderbirds, The Painkillers, Rinehearts, The Shakeys, The Volcanics, Zerodent and DJ Holly Doll spinning tunes in between, plus late sets at The Hen House Live from The Caballeros & The Sperts. Event details here.

RTRFM Presents The Peep Tempel


When: Saturday 26th November – Sunday 27th November, 8am-1am.
Where: Amplifier Capitol, Perth.
Cost: $25.80 from here.
Info: Presented by RTRFM, The Peep Tempel will be launching their new album Joy with Last Quokka and Hideous Sun DemonJoy is now available from Wing Sing. Event details here.

Earthcore in the Park


When: Sunday 27th November, 12pm-11pm.
Where: Belvoir Amphitheatre, Upper Swan.
Cost: $125-$150 from here.
Info: A celebration of music, arts, culture and experience. Three stages, fully licenced. Event details and full lineup here.

Another Evening with Josh Pyke and Bob Evans | National Tour


When: Sunday 27th November, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Live at the Orchard, Perth.
Cost: $44.50 from here.
Info: Bar Pop presents Josh Pyke & Bob Evans Live At The Orchard. Having embarked on the first Evening with Josh Pyke and Bob Evans a decade ago this year, fans can expect a finely honed performance and a varied, reminiscent repertoire of knockout songs from two of Australia’s best. Evans, also well renowned as the frontman of Jebediah, enthuses, “That first Evening with Josh and Bob ten years ago was a fairly rudimental affair in retrospect. We were both very much still finding our feet. Now, we have higher professional standards to which we hold ourselves and those bawdy jokes of a burgeoning bromance have developed in to, well, bawdy dad jokes. Bah, who am I kidding? We’re not that different ten years on.” Event details here.

Backyard Artisans 2016


When: Sunday 27th November, 1pm-5pm.
Where: Mosaic Carriage, South Terrace, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: It’s been 2 years since the last Backyard Atrisans! Come and enjoy the vibe of the day with a glass of wine, the works of 10 local artists on display for you to enjoy and purchase, plus live music from Josh Johnstone & Friends. Event details here

National Live Music Awards


When: Tuesday 29th November, 7pm-11pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: FREE! But you MUST RSVP here or on event page.
Info: The WA leg of the National Live Music Awards will bring the contemporary live music industry together for one very special night at Badlands Bar – with four awards being handed out, celebrating the best in WA live music with three LIVE performances alongside special guests, DJ sets and surprises! This is the 1st annual NLMAs and isn’t televised so anything can go down! Line-up and special guests announced soon. Stay tuned on event page

Garbage and The Temper Trap


When: Tuesday 29th November, 4:30pm.
Where: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, West Perth.
Cost: $111-$203.61 from here.
Info: Alt-rock pioneers Garbage and Australia’s own multi-platinum chart toppers The Temper Trap come together this November. This will be Garbage’s first Australian show since 2013 to celebrate their sixth studio album Strange Little Birds. Special guests include The Preatures. Event details here.

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminal Call It What It Is Tour

When: Wednesday 30th November, 5pm-8pm.
Where: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, West Perth.
Cost: $111-$305 from here.
Info: Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals are back for their Call It What It Is tour, with special guests the Pierce Brothers. Event details here

Rob Walker | Clancy’s Fish Pub


When: Wednesday 30th November, 8pm.
Where: Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Fresh off the back of his Sydney tour supporting Diesel, Rob Walker has announced his next Perth show. Join him for a evening of 90’s rock and bluesy numbers with special guest Kelly McMahen. Event details here

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