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

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April has come around super quick and it’s crazy to think we’re nearly half way through the year! But there’s a shit load of good live music coming up and this month has heaps in stock for all you music lovers ūüôā

Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson will be making his way over to WA shores after Bluesfest, with other international acts including The Proclaimers, Millencolin, Melissa Etheridge, Noel Gallagher, Johnny Osbourne – the king of Dancehall – and more. The local scene is buzzing with EP launches with your favourite artists and bands releasing some cool new tunes to wrap your ears around.

Season 5 of The Newport Record Club starts up again in April too, with one of the hottest (and most difficult!) line ups to date. Gunners, Arctic Monkeys and Bowie will blow your minds for this month… and wait till you see what’s in store for the rest of the season…Not to mention, Triple J’s hottest One Night Stand Party – which has one epic line up.

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

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

When: Friday 1st April, 6pm.
Where: Crown Theatre, Burswood.
Cost: General admission sold out. $127-$343 for seating areas. Purchase tickets from here.
Info:¬†The legend, music icon, and one of the finest songwriters of modern rock returns with his solo project. Noel Gallagher will stage headlines shows in Australia with his High Flying Birds band. Lead guitarist, principal songwriter, vocalist for award winning and multi-platinum band Oasis will be in select shows as well as a headline performance at 2016’s Byron Bay Bluesfest.¬†Expect tracks from his 2011 self-titled album and current LP Chasing Yesterday. Also included are Oasis classics and recent UK set lists: Champagne Supernova, Don’t Look Back In Anger, Whatever, The Masterplan. Event details here.

Melissa Etheridge | This Is Me Tour


When: Friday 1st April, 8pm.
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth.
Cost: $101.90 Р$165.57 from here.
Info: Bluesfest Touring is delighted to welcome superstar rocker, singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge to Australia in 2016. An Academy Award and Grammy winning artist, Etheridge, will take the stage to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like Come to My Window, I’m The Only One, Bring Me Some Water, Like the Way I Do and I Want To Come Over. Known for her iconic raspy vocals, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence; Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs. Event details here. 

Mangelwurzel at Babushka


When: Friday 1st April, 8pm.
Where: Babushka Bar, Leederville.
Cost: $15+ booking fee from here.
Info:¬†Melbourne weirdo‚Äôs Mangelwurzel announce a special party tour to introduce their long awaited, debut album ‚ÄėGary‚Äô to the ears and hearts of the nation. Dubbed as one of Melbourne‚Äôs most delectably bizarre & most exciting live bands, they will play 1 show at Babushka for your very own pleasuring.¬†‚ÄúKind of like if Mr Bungle made babies with No Doubt and threw essence of Bowie Zappa right in its face‚ÄĚ – Peter Bibby. Event details here.

Sunset Sounds | Koi Child with Special Guests

Sunset Sounds Koi Child

When: Saturday 2nd April, 4pm.
Where: J Shed, Fremantle.
Cost: $15+ booking fee from here.
Info: Sunset Sounds presents Fremantle seven piece hip hop/jazz outfit Koi Child have announced the release of their debut self-titled album, produced by Kevin Parker. After finishing off 2015 performing as special guests for Tame Impala on their Australian tour and being announced as a Spotify Spotlight feature artist for 2016, Koi Child will embark on their national album tour throughout March/April, finishing it off with a bang it there hometown Freo. Supports include Benjamin Witt, Old Blood, Leon Osborn, POW Negro & JOE MACC. Event details here.

The Boys Revisited

Boys Revisited

When: Saturday 2nd April, 8pm.
Where: Charles Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $28.60 from here.
Info: Boys Revisited started life as a one off project put together by original Boys drummer Frank Celenza and Boys songwriter Paul McCarthy to play at the Newport Record Club, celebrating the album they helped create 35 years ago. The response to that gig in June was overwhelming with over 500 punters making the trek to Fremantle on a Thursday night to join them in that celebration. Event details here.

Legs Electric

Legs Electric

When: Saturday 2nd April, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info:¬†Legs Electric is an all-girl Rock ‚Äėn‚Äô Roll band that are not ashamed to embrace the power and soul of the golden era of heavy rock, while living fiercely in the present tense. The Perth based band have crafted a sound and style that blends contemporary hard rock with the guitar based heavy blues of 70‚Äôs arena rock. Event details here.

The Food Truck Rumble РWith Live Music, Drinks and Entertainment

Perth Food Truck Rumble

When: Sunday 3rd April, 11am Р8pm.
Where: Perth Culture Centre, Northbridge.
Cost: FREE!
Info:¬†The third annual Food Truck Rumble is going to be bigger and better than ever. The Rumble returns to the Perth Cultural Centre on Sunday 3 April 2016 with the event space expanding into the Western Australian Museum¬†Gardens, as a part of the City of Perth‘s Eat Drink Perth Festival. ¬†The Rumble 2 vs 2 Bboy/Bgirl breakdancing competition will be running again in the James Street Amphitheatre.¬†New to Food Truck Rumble 2016 will be an ‚ÄėUrban Hawker Centre‚Äô and ‚ÄėArts and Crafts Laneway Market‚Äô.

There will be:
– 40 food trucks around the Perth Cultural Centre and Museum Gardens
– 10 street food stalls at the Urban Orchard ‚ÄėUrban Hawker Centre‚Äô
– 15 stalls in the Arts and Crafts Laneway Markets

With over 50+ food vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, plus the biggest breakdancing competition in Perth! Perth are you ready to RUMBLE? Event details here.



When: Sunday 3rd April, 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.

Truck Stop Sunday Sessions

Truck Stop Sunday Sessions

When: Sunday 3rd April РSunday 10th April, 4pm Р9pm.
Where: Perry Lakes Reserve, Floreat.
Cost: FREE!
Info: The TruckStop convoy is on the move and Perth’s premier food truck series is back! Parking up at Perry Lakes with four exclusive Sunday sessions to celebrate homegrown street food, craft beer and cider, boutique wine, live music and local artists in an imaginatively curated roving eatery. Event details here.

Taj Mahal | Bluesfest Sideshow


When: Sunday 3rd April, 7:30pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $79-$89 from here.
Info: Taj Mahal is returning to Australia to perform solo and unplugged for the first time in over 20 years!¬†Renowned as an ‚ÄėInternational Treasure‚Äô, Taj Mahal is recognised as one of the most diverse, and prolific Blues performers in the world, and perhaps, ever. He has released 26 studio albums, appeared in nine films and written soundtracks for two, received a Blues Music Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards. Event details here.

Rhythms and Roots


When: Sunday 3rd April, 6pm.
Where: Babushka Bar, Leederville.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info:¬†A perfect Sunday wind down with two of WA’s popular groove bands – Ngati + Dilip n the Davs + DJ Corby. Event details here.

The Shinkickers at The Blues Club

The Shinkickers

When: Tuesday 5th April, 8pm.
Where: The Perth Blues Club, Charles Hotel North Perth.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Gerry Quigley returns from Ireland to celebrate The Shinkickers 25th Anniversary with 4 original members! This is The Shinkickers very last 25th Anniversary show before Gerry returns home to Ireland!
Get ready for plenty of your Shinkickers favourites, including Originals, classic Irish Rock, Classic Blues and Celtic Rock. There will be plenty of the usual Shinkickers madness and mayhem guaranteed!¬†If you love some of the very best in live music at The Perth Blues Club, this is one show you don’t want to miss! Event details here.

Rock & Roll Rewind to the 1950s

The Laneway Lounge

When: Thursday 7th April, 7:30pm.
Where: The Laneway Lounge, Perth.
Cost: TBA. On door.
Info:¬†Infectious 1950s-style rock n roll with a sassy female lead, honking sax, stinging guitar, double bass and drums… rock n roll to blow a hole in every dance floor!¬†5 piece band starts at 8pm. Event details here.

Brian Wilson | Bluesfest Sideshow

Brian Wilson

When: Thursday 7th April, 6pm.
Where: Riverside Theatre, Perth.
Cost: $150-$200 from here.
Info: The legendary musician Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys and the architect of the Californian sound headlines the massive third announcement of Bluesfest sideshows. In the 50th Anniversary celebration of Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson is coming to Australia for the final performances of the resounding masterpiece live in its entirety including the hits; Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Sloop John B, and God Only Knows as well as his greatest hits.

Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds is a rare, unforgettable live music experience spanning 2 Parts: Act 1: Pet Sounds and Act 2: His Greatest Hits and will feature his incredible band including original Beach Boys member Al Jardine and long-term member Blondie Chaplin. Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble has described bringing Brian Wilson to Australia to perform Pet Sounds as a ‚Äúpinch me I must be dreaming moment‚ÄĚ.

School’s Out 80’s Night

80s Night

When: Friday 8th April, 8pm.
Where: The Paddo, Mt Hawthorn.
Cost: $8 on door.
Info: School’s Out 80s night!  $8 drinks all night, lip sync battle and $400 Prize for best dressed guy and girl. Event details here.

Speakeasy Presents OPIUO (NZ)


When: Friday 8th April, 10pm Р5am.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $30-$35 from here.
Info:¬†NZ beats act OPIUO are already back on it and looking forward to dancing the night away with all you legends again. Only at Jack Rabbit Slims….event details here.

RapRock Volume 1

RapRock Vol 1

When: Friday 8th April, 7pm.
Where: Babushka Bar, Leederville.
Cost: TBA. On door.
Info:¬†Rap and Rock – two musical genres spawning different but similar subcultres that have lived until now, quietly seperate in the underbelly of Perth…¬†Finally brought together in the same place at the same place at the same time…¬†Can these two entities coexist? Run DMC & Aerosmith thought so and so do we…¬†Big Tommo Presents: RAPROCK VOL .1. Get involved. Event details here.

Ship-Wrecked Music Festival

Ship Wrecked Music Festival Perth

When: Saturday 9th April, 12:30pm Р10pm.
Where: Vic Park Foreshore.
Cost: $105 + booking fee from here.
Info:¬†Perth’s largest beach party has arrived!¬†Being the ‚ÄúPeople‚Äôs Festival‚ÄĚ, the team behind ‚ÄėShip-Wrecked! Music Festival‚Äô asked the people who they would like to see perform at this years event. They listened and have delivered. After 2600 requests sent and over 300 different artists on the request records, Ship-Wrecked! is proud to announce that every one of the artists we are delivering had a massive request and demand behind them. This includes the highly sought after Shannon Noll. His failure to be placed on the Groovin the Moo lineup sent the team at Ship-Wrecked! swimming to fill the peoples demands and yet again provide what people want.

Line up:

‚ÄĘ Abbe May
‚ÄĘ Andy Bull
‚ÄĘ Art of Sleeping
‚ÄĘ Holy Holy
‚ÄĘ Jessie Davidson
‚ÄĘ Kingswood
‚ÄĘ Lurch and Chief
‚ÄĘ Mosquito Coast
‚ÄĘ Shannon Noll
‚ÄĘ The Delta Riggs
‚ÄĘ Thundamentals
‚ÄĘ Yeo

+ 5 local legends just announced – The Brow, Shimmergloom, Goodnight Moon, Boytjie and Luna May.

Amongst the music there will also be the Ship-Wrecked village and market place, arts and crafts, chill out areas and boat loads of rides. Event details here.

Village Vibes at Clancy’s

Village Vibes

When: Saturday 9th April, 8pm.
Where:¬†Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE!
Info:¬†Based on a large scale southern African marimba band , the band extends it musical range through a back line of conventional instruments played by some or Perth’s best musicians on bass guitar, guitar and keyboards to deliver an unforgettable rhythmic and melodic soundscape too irresistible to not jump for joy.
Village vibes provides dynamic and uplifting performances exhilarating and intoxicating its audiences for a refreshing world music experience. Event details here.

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar

When: Saturday 9th April, 10pm.
Where: TBA.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Brand new chill spot for afro and dancehall loves not forgetting the RnB and trap lovers. First Saturday of the month with the latest RnB, Dancehall. and AfroBeats. Check out event page for full details and venue information.

Jason Ayres | River You Cry Tour

Jason Ayres

When: Saturday 9th April, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $20 reserved seating from here.
Info: Jason Ayres is a well known acoustic guitar slinger who travels the country armed with his songs and stories. His impressive life show has seen him earn spots alongside Anastacia, Rick Astley, Thirsty Merc, Daryl Braithwaite and tons of massive acts. River You Cry is the brand new record featuring stripped back songs about life, love and getting by. Event details here.

Triple J’s One Night Stand

Triple J's One Night Stand

When: Saturday 9th April, 3pm.
Where: Wonthella Oval (Eighth Street), Geraldton.
Cost: FREE!
Info:¬†It’s triple j’s massive free concert that comes to you! Four hot bands + a bunch of special guests hit a regional town for one night only. Event details here.

Matt Gresham at Indi Bar

Matt Gresham

When: Saturday 9th April, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $19.90 from here.
Info: A day out from his debut at SXSW, Matt Gresham is pleased to share the new video for his track Small Voices, which earlier this month entered the Spotify AU Viral Chart at #15 and has now been streamed over 180K times. The first gem from a forthcoming EP, Small Voices was produced by Scott Horscroft (Birds of Tokyo, Silverchair) and co-written by friend Jaymes Young (London Grammar). Event details here.

Shoveful of Blues Feat. Rick Steele and Friends


When: Sunday 10th April, 5pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Rick Steele is part of Indi Bar heritage, he ran the Blues night here for 6 years until it got bigger then we are and had to change Venues. Always great to have him back and what a better way to spend a relaxing Sunday.

Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything | Mossy Fogg


When: Tuesday 12th April, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
Cost: $15 table / $10 bar from here.
Info: Limitlessly creative and playful, The Opposite of Everything dances between the beautiful and the absurd, transforming Freeman-Fox’s intricate violin compositions into an infectious party. Winners of three Canadian Folk Music Awards, the ensemble features Toronto’s finest and most adventurous musicians creating madness in this dance. Special guests Mossy Fogg Рa project/alias of Turin Robinsons for a minute or two. Breathing a dynamic element into his solo acoustic style, his carefully selected backline lend their expertise to this aural adventure perfectly. Un orthodox urban hip hop combined with a folk/blues/rootsy upbringing, a recipe of which can only be described as 4 genres in a blender on a rollercoaster. Event details here. 

The Underachievers | The Forevermore Express Tour


When: Tuesday 12th April, 7pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth.
Cost: $49.90 from here.
Info: Brooklyn hip-hop duo The Underachievers today announced they will be coming back to Australia and New Zealand for headline shows this April. Born in Brooklyn, raised in Flatbush РIssa Dash and AK met in 2007 and burst into the scene in 2012 with their debut mix tape Indigoism which met rave reviews from major hip-hop critics. As members of the Beast Coast movement (which includes Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew), The Underachievers are part of the new wave of influential rappers coming out of New York. Event details here.

Brian Posehn


When: Tuesday 12th April, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $40.80 from here.
Info:¬†With an extensive (and eclectic) career spanning 20 years, American comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn is set to head down under in April 2016 for his first Australia tour ‚Äď following a constant string of shows in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the US.

Asking Alexandria | Australian Tour


When: Wednesday 13th April, 7pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $59.90 from here.
Info:¬†British metal band Asking Alexandria are set to return with new frontman, Denis Stoff, touring Australia for the first time since Soundwave 2014. ‚ÄúWe couldn‚Äôt be more excited about this tour,‚ÄĚ says guitarist Ben Bruce on the announcement of world tour. ‚ÄúWe are back and we truly are better than ever. This tour is going to be absolutely insane and we can‚Äôt wait to see you all out there. See you soon.‚ÄĚ Joining the band at all shows will be US metal act Blessthefall and Australia‚Äôs Buried in Verona.

Nico & Vinz | Australian Tour

Nico & Vinz

When: Wednesday 13th April, 7.30pm.
Where: Villa Nightclub, Perth.
Cost: TBA. From here.
Info:¬†At long last, celebrated Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz announce their debut tour of Australia, confirming headline dates throughout April. Nico & Vinz, who had a #2 ARIA hit with That’s How You Know, arrived in Australia today for a promotional visit on the back of their freshly released EP Cornerstone.

The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers

When: Wednesday 13th April, 8pm.
Where: Perth Concert Hall, Perth.
Cost: $99 from here.
Info: Scotland’s finest Celtic soul brothers The Proclaimers, twins Craig and Charlie Reid, charmed the world with their consummate pop songs, charged with emotional honesty, political fire and wit like the euphoric I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) that took the band to the top of the Australian singles charts for four consecutive weeks.

The Newport Record Club:¬†Guns N’ Roses | Appetite for Destruction


When: Thursday 14th April, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club at The Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Cost: $15 on the door.
Info:¬†To kick off another season (SEASON 5!), Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction will be played in all its entirety at Perth’s exclusive Record Club by local icons ‘The Gunners’. A not-to-be-missed night!¬†Stay tuned on the Record Club page for all event updates.

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath Perth

When: Friday 15th April, 7pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $149.90 + from here.
Info:¬†It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard.¬†In that moment Heavy Metal was born, created by a young band from Birmingham, England barely out of their teens.¬†Now it ENDS, the final tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time, BLACK SABBATH. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story.¬†BLACK SABBATH‚Äôs farewell tour, THE END, begins on January 20, 2016 and it promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerising production ever.¬†When this tour concludes, it will truly be THE END,¬†THE END of one of most legendary bands in Rock ‚Äôn Roll history… Event details here.¬†

Tyga | Rawwest Alive Tour


When: Friday 15th April, 7.30-10pm.
Where: HBF Stadium, Perth.
Cost: $69 +bf from here.
Info:¬†Internationally-acclaimed rapper Tyga comes to Australia in April.¬†Following the release of his highly anticipated album ‚ÄúRawwest N***a Alive‚ÄĚ earlier this year, Stage 6 proudly presents The Rawwest Alive Tour. Event details here.

City Calm Down | In a Restless House Album Tour

Live Music Perth

When: Friday 15th April, 7pm.
Where:¬†Jimmy’s Den,¬†Northbridge.
Info:¬†After performing three huge killer sets at Lost Paradise, Falls Music & Arts Festival and Disconnect Festival over the holiday break, plus an upcoming slot at Melbourne‚Äôs Sugar Mountain on Saturday 23 January, City Calm Down are rolling into 2016 on fire! Singles ‚ÄėSon‚Äô and ‚ÄėRabbit Run‚Äô ‚Äď from the band‚Äôs highly acclaimed debut album, In A Restless House ‚Äď are currently hitting the airwaves, the four-piece gearing up for their national album tour in April 2016, presented by I Oh You and Triple J.

Tijuana Cartel Endlessly Tour

Tijuana Cartel

When: Friday 15th April, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $28.60 from here.
Info: Tijuana Cartel are saddled up and back on the Australian touring trail Their newest album Psychedelicatessen, a tripped-out Gonzo-style concept album, was highly acclaimed as one of the best releases of 2016 and the band are back to give audiences a further in-depth taste. Recent killer performances at Falls and Woodford festivals have cemented the bands reputation as one of the most exciting live dance acts touring Australia. Event details here.

The Shimmerglooms

The Shimmerglooms

When: Saturday 16th April, 8pm.
Where: The Carine Tavern, Duncraig.
Cost: TBA. On door.
Info: Shimmergloom is a three-piece alternative rock band, based in Perth Western Australia. With a guitar-driven sound, memorable riffs and seamless harmonies, Shimmergloom is an integral part of the Perth music scene, being invited to play with other emerging talents such as Tired Lion, The Disappointed, The Ghost Hotel, Runner, The Dianas, Umpire, Boys, Boys, Boys and Minute 36. The band is known for its dynamic live performances which showcase the light & shade with which Shimmergloom weaves its musical magic. The band is known for its dynamic live performances which showcase the light & shade with which Shimmergloom weaves its musical magic. Event details here.

The Ink Grid Print Launch with Slick Monks, HUSSY, Beach Aunty and more

The Ink Grid

When: Saturday 16th April, 8pm.
Where: The Bird, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: The Ink Grid are launching their first print issue and want you to come celebrate at The Bird. Lots of beer, banter and music including Slick Monks, HUSSY, Beach Aunty and Tashi. Event details here.

Gang of Youths

Gang of Youths

When: Saturday 16th April, 7pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $49.90 from here.
Info:¬†Sydney rockers Gang of Youths are ready for their Australian headline tour this 2016. The tour is considered as their most ambitious. 2015 saw the band as triumphant thanks to their debut release The Positions, which not only received critical acclaim, they also had glowing reviews from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Stereogum. Their successful debut album lead them to be touted as one of the exciting new artists in Australia. This year’s J Awards nominated them for Album of the Year. Plus, they also have 5 impressive ARIA Awards nominations including Best Rock Album, Breakthrough Artist and Best Australian Live Act.

Summer X Salt Markets

Summer X Salt Markets

When: Saturday 16th April, 9am-1pm.
Where: Brighton Reserve, Scarborough Beach.
Cost: FREE!
Info: This summer The Sandswell Movement & Clean Coast Collective have teamed up to bring you a series surf, salty-lifestyle & sustainability focussed community markets @ Brighton Reserve, Scarborough Beach (south end, next to the C-Breeze Kiosk).

~ surf & salty lifestyle
~ community & sustainability
~ healthy living
~ food trucks
~ live music
~ beachy vibes
… any excuse to get salty.

// local surf & salty lifestyle stalls
// local ocean artisans & designers
// ocean-friendly products & nonprofits
// local surfboard shapers & surboards
// single-use plastic-free initiatives (incl. mug library)
// delicious food trucks
// coffee & juice carts
// local salty musicians
// family activities
…your fellow salty tribe.

Event details here.

Tigertown at Jimmy’s Den


When: Saturday 16th April, 8pm.
Where:¬†Jimmy’s Den, Northbridge.
Cost: $15 from here.
Info:¬†TIGERTOWN are coming to Jimmy’s Den as part of their national ‘Lonely Cities’ EP tour!¬†A family, a band, all together now, Sydney‚Äôs Tigertown share a special familial bond. At the band‚Äôs core lies husband-wife duo Chris (guitar) and Charlie Collins (lead vox + synth), rounded out by the former‚Äôs brother Alexi (keys) and sister Elodie (bass). The band set their sights internationally last year touring with Ms Mr and Magic Man while also making their mark as one of the breakout acts of SXSW 2015.¬†Produced by the critically acclaimed Tommy English (B√ėRNS, Ladyhawke & Robert De Longe). The brand new ‘Lonely Cities’ EP features ‘Bullet From The Gun’ and the title track ‘Lonely Cities’. This music has been created after countless hours on the road and in the studio as well as an extensive writing period for the band. 2016 sees the band on tour supporting St. Lucia and Nothing But Thieves in the U.S. Event details here.¬†

Moorditj Brothers EP Launch


When: Sunday 17th April, 6pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info:¬†To celebrate the release of their depute ‘self titled’ EP, join Moorditj Brothers at the Indi Bar. Supports from Ben Cately for your acoustic blues and roots dose and Nate Landsdell with his fun and upbeat acoustic vibes. Event details here.

A Day on the Green

A Day on the Green

When: Sunday 17th April, 5pm.
Where: Kings Park, West Perth.
Cost: $100-$250 from here.
Info: Good food, great wine. Fantastic concerts with music you love. A day out with friends or a weekend away from home. A Day on the Green is a series of outdoor concert events, staged in wineries around Australia and New Zealand, combining a quality musical experience with fine wine, food and spectacular location. This event brings in Chris Isaak, James Reyne, Richard Clapton and Thirsty Merc. Follow the Facebook page for more information.

2016 Perth Beat Box Royale

Beatbox Australia

When: Sunday 17th April, 7pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $20 on door.
Info:¬†The 2016 Perth Beatbox Royale is here – A night full of music, hiphop culture and heated beatbox battles. Come along to watch Perth’s best¬†beatboxers fight for the title of 2016 Perth Beatbox Champion! Last years top 7 will be invited again to battle it out alongside 6 wildcards! Event details here.

Song Lounge | North Street Music


When: Monday 18th April, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $15 standing / $20 seated from here.
Info:¬†Song Lounge is one of Perth‚Äôs favourite singer/songwriter showcases where top local artists perform their originals in a unique and intimate setting. Here¬†them share the stories behind their songs, songwriting experiences and hilarious tales from their tours ‚Äď be taken on a journey with Perth‚Äôs finest talent.

Featuring artists:

FlameTree, The Littlest Fox, Fiona Rea & Siobhan Cotchin.

Rum, Reggae and Ribs

Rum Reggae Ribs

When: Wednesday 20th April, 5pm-9pm.
Where: The Opal Bar and Lounge, Vic Park.
Cost: $20 on door.
Info: Opal Bar and Lounge are launching Rum, Reggae and Ribs on Wednesday nights! Special deal on OAKHEART spiced rum & mixer only $6 ALL NIGHT! RED LION band feat. Howie Morgan & Danny Martin performing classic tunes from 9pm! FULL rack of succulant RIBS + a large serving of Chips only $22! Event details here. 

The Newport Record Club:¬†Arctic Monkeys | Whatever People Say Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Arctic Monkeys

When: Thursday 21st April, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club at The Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Cost: $15 on the door.
Info:¬†Arctic Monkeys’ Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not¬†will be played in all its entirety at Perth’s exclusive Record Club by local icons ‘Moscow Mules’. A not-to-be-missed night!¬†Stay tuned on the Record Club page for all event updates.

Timothy Nelson at Babushka

Timothy Nelson

When: Thursday 21st April, 8pm.
Where: Babushka Bar, Leederville.
Cost: TBA. On door.
Info:¬†Fresh from a pair of shows supporting latest single ‘Caroline’, Timothy Nelson returns home to play Babushka Leederville, showcasing new material off his upcoming solo album. Special guests TBA. Event details here.

Minky G & Rosco


When: Thursday 21st April, 6pm-9pm.
Where: Creatures Next Door, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Want the perfect way to finish off the day? Then relax and unwind with the jazz/pop sounds of Perth songstress Minky G and guitarist Rosco Dwyer. The duo has been playing their brand of chilled acoustic music both nationally and internationally, with catchy originals, and a few well chosen covers.

Kim Salmon | My Script Album Tour

Kim Salmon My Script Tour

When: Friday 22nd April, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $24.50 from here.
Info:¬†Kim Salmon considers his newest album My Script to be his first ‚Äúreal‚ÄĚ solo album. For it he ignored all doctors‚Äô advice and formulated, concocted and scientifically processed every ingredient according to his own experience and formulae. He‚Äôll leave it to the listeners to decide for themselves if the title relates to that process or to a story line or to any other thing. Originally aspiring to be a nuclear physicist, Salmon was swayed by the sounds of rock‚Äôn‚Äôroll and became a Scientist – a band he founded.¬†Kim Salmon‚Äôs career has spanned decades, his bands reputations have continued to grow internationally, from their inception to long after they finished their careers, with the Scientists widely regarded as the frontrunners of the Seattle ‚ÄėGrunge‚Äô movement. Kim is an inductee of the West Australian Music Industry Association Hall of Fame and The Age EG Awards Hall of Fame (Victoria) and has 3 WAMI Awards.

The Subiaco Street Party

Subiaco Street Party

When: Saturday 23rd April, 2pm-9pm.
Where: Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
Cost: FREE!
Info:¬†Indigo China Green presents‚ĶThe New Subiaco Street Party hosted by the Subiaco Network and See Subiaco –¬†A new annual boutique street festival for 2016… Subiaco – this is your PARTY! Event details here.

The Beards | Farewell Tour 2016

The Beards

When: Saturday 23rd April, 8pm.
Where: Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury.
Cost: $30 +bf from here.
Info:¬†Beloved Aussie beard-rock band The Beards have declared that they will be calling an end to their hard-touring ways and have announced a huge Farewell Tour for 2016. ‚ÄúWe feel like we’ve achieved what we set out to achieve through music.‚ÄĚ Explains frontman Johann Beardraven. ‚ÄúA lot more people have beards now than when we started out, and people now realise that beards are totally boss. We‚Äôll now be moving on to Phase Two of our pro-beard operation, but not before we go around one last time and say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who’s come out to see us over the years, and especially to everyone who’s grown a beard, or adopted a pro-beard attitude.‚ÄĚ

Split Syndicate

Split Syndicate

When: Saturday 23rd April, 7pm.
Where: The Carine, Duncraig.
Cost: $24 from here.
Info:¬†Sydney hip hop duo Spit Syndicate is comprised of MCs Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice. Meeting in high school through mutual friend Solo of Horrorshow, Nick and Jimmy soon discovered they shared a love of rap and decided to form a group.¬†Joined on stage by their DJ/life-coach Joyride, Spit Syndicate’s explosive live show has seen them tour Australia extensively as well as performing at countless festivals. SS enjoy a highly devoted fan base, and alongside Horror show, Jackie Onassis and Joyride, they make up the One Day crew – a collective of musicians and friends who are frequently collaborating, touring and striving to push the boundaries of Australian hip hop. Spit Syndicate are currently working on their fourth album, and remain one of Australia’s most dynamic and forward-thinking hip-hop acts. Event details here.¬†

Johnny Osbourne Godfather of Dancehall

Johnny Osbourne

When: Saturday 23rd April, 8pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $35-$50 from here.
Info:¬†The ‚ÄúGodfather of Dancehall‚ÄĚ who created the classics ‚ÄúBuddy Bye,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúNo Ice Cream Sound‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúLittle Sound Boy‚ÄĚ is a well-deserved moniker for Errol ‚ÄúJohnny‚ÄĚ Osbourne describing his contribution to Reggae music as it has evolved from the local Jamaican community to the international arena. Event details here.

RTRFM In The Pines

RTRFM In The Pines

When: Sunday 24th April, 11am.
Where: Somerville Auditorium UWA, Nedlands.
Cost: $30 from here. 
Info: RTRFM’s local music love-in In the Pines returns to the striking surrounds of UWA’s Somerville Auditorium, featuring 20 of Perth’s best acts across two stages. For full lineup and event details check out the page here.

One Day Sundays

One Day Sundays

When: Sunday 24th April, 12pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: FREE!
Info: The first two parties of 2016 have been off the chain, with the winning combo of a rotating cast of Australia’s best DJs, live graffiti, amazing food & drinks in the Rosie’s incredible courtyard (arguably the best beer garden in Oz), all for free on the last Sunday of every month. Event details here.

Songwriter Sessions with Nat Pearson


When: Tuesday 26th April, 7pm.
Where: The Opal Bar and Lounge, Vic Park.
Cost: FREE!
Info:¬†Perth’s newest songwriter sessions sees¬†Nat Pearson, Chris Gibbs and Craig Skelton take the stage.¬†The Opal Bar & Lounge are hosting a new Songwriter Sessions night where local original artists get the chance to showcase their newest music in an intimate acoustic setting! Come and be inspired with original music and enjoy our Wine’d down Wednesday night special of Chicken Parmy + drink for $20. Event details here.¬†

Millencolin True Brew Tour


When: Tuesday 26th April, 8pm.
Where: Metropolis Fremantle.
Cost: $60.20 from here.
Info: With eight timeless punk rock albums and over 20 years of high intensity touring under their belt, Millencolin has come to help shape the skate punk sound that inspired them from the start. Millencolin fans are always waging wars, pitting so many of their brilliant records against each other to see which comes out the victor. It’s a war that never will be won considering they are always shaking up their modus operandi and playing outside their comfort zone. The one consolation fans can take when the band tour here this April is that Millencolin will be playing an arsenal of hits from across their massive catalogue. Event details here.

Seth Lowe | Release the Kraken | Album Preview

Seth Lowe

When: Tuesday 26th April, 7pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info:¬†Come down to Mojo’s bar in Freo & check out Seth Lowe aka ‘Squid’ running through a few of the tunes from his new album¬†Release the Kraken to be released later this year…As well as a few old favourites thrown in the mix…
Local lad, ‘ANDY EDDIE’ will kick things off from around 8pm, solo & acoustic! ¬†East Coast singer-songwriter ‘PEPPER JANE’ will pick up her 6String, and the reins on the Mojo’s stage from 9pm! Seth will be on @10pm…
DJ-BillyBobtheBarber will be filling any gaps on the decks with classic tunes from days gone by…Event details here.¬†

SMOG Album Launch

Smog Album Launch

When: Thursday 28th April, 7pm.
Where: Babushka Bar, Leederville.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: SMOG have rebooked their Perth launch! There will be some merch available on the night too, as well as supports by MYSC, SOMA, Comrades of the Smoke, Slice and DJ Rad 1. Event details here.

The Newport Record Club: David Bowie | Hunky Dory

David Bowie - The Newport Record Club

When: Thursday 28th April, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Record Club at The Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Cost: $15 on the door.
Info:¬†David Bowie’s classic album¬†Hunky Dory¬†will be played in all its entirety at Perth’s exclusive Record Club by local icons ‘Wesley Goodlet Jamboree Scouts’. A not-to-be-missed night!¬†Stay tuned on the Record Club page for all event updates.

Karnivool at Badlands Bar

Badlands Bar | Karnivool

When: Friday 29th April, 8pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge (The NEW Devilles Pad Рread all about it here).
Cost: $50 from here.
Info:¬†After their already sold out show on the Thursday night, Australian heavy music giants Karnivool are super excited to announce another¬†upcoming intimate show in their home state of Western Australia. The band have been sequestered away in the studio, writing the follow up to the gold selling #1 album Asymmetry and these are their first Australian shows since the sold out ‚ÄúThemata‚ÄĚ tour last year. Check out Devilles Pad’s latest makeover as it opens its doors with Karnivool! Follow Badlands Bar for all details.

Off the Wall at the Civic

Off the Wall

When: Friday 29th April, 8pm.
Where: The Civic Hotel, Inglewood.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Off the Wall presents local talent Ben Gray and Magnolia Jones for a few solid hours of great tunes. Event details here.

LADI6 at The Indi Bar


When: Friday 29th April, 8pm.
Where: The Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $30 + bf from here.
Info: Natural Touring presents LADI6 and Parks for 3 intimate shows in 2016. Event details here.

Josh Johnstone Debut Album Launch

Josh Johnstone

When: Friday 29th April, 8pm.
Where: The Odd Fellow, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door or purchase from here.
Info: Following 18 months of solid writing and recording alongside the likes of Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe) and Steve Parkin (Basement Birds), Josh Johnstone is at last ready to release his debut solo album Call in Whispers. To celebrate the release, Josh will perfrom the entire album live with his band at The Oddfellow (Norfolk Basement) in Fremantle. Supports to be announced. Event details here.

Hailmary | Evolve / Dissolve EP Launch


When: Friday 29th April, 8pm.
Where: Amplifier Capitol, Perth.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: A Triple billed Launch at Amplifier Bar! Hailmary launch thier brand new 5 track EP entitled Evolve Dissolve aswell as Gombo releasing thier brand new single Category 5. With very special guests Ragdoll and Bad Shannon who also will be releasing their brand new EP! Event details here. 

The Jackson Roses EP Launch

The Jackson Roses EP Launch

When: Friday 29th April, 7pm.
Where: Four5Nine Bar, Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: TBA. On door.
Info: The Jackson Roses have been hard at work, honing their sound and skills, muting, soloing, retracking and resmashing their songs culminating in their debut 4 track E.P. offering. Optimism and hope sit against a backdrop of gentle folk rock. The Jackson Roses are joined by special guests alt-country outlaws and all round good guys Ralway Bell, and a refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to rock 6 piece, Michael Savage Band. Event details here.

Hilltop Hoods | The Restrung Tour

Hilltop Hoods The Restrung Tour

When: Saturday 30th April, 7:30pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $84.26 from here.
Info: To celebrate their newly announced recording project, Hilltop Hoods will be undertaking their biggest and most adventurous domestic tour to date. Recorded 2 years apart but as companion pieces, their new recording project ties together the band’s two previous ARIA #1, double platinum albums, Walking Under Stars and Drinking From The Sun. Featuring a selection of tracks from each album, the songs have been rerecorded, remixed, and restructured with the 32-piece Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, plus the 20 piece Adelaide Chamber Singers Choir. Event details here. 

The Drones Album Launch | Feelin’ Kinda Free

The Drones

When: Saturday 30th April, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $40 +bf from here.
Info:¬†One of Australia‚Äôs most revered live acts, The Drones return to the stage for a national run of regional and metro shows to celebrate the release of their seventh studio LP, Feelin‚Äô Kind Of Free.¬†Feelin Kinda Free is a bad trip you can dance to. It‚Äôs a punch in the brain summed up by the first line of the album‚Äôs opener Private Execution: ‚ÄúThe best songs are like bad dreams‚ÄĚ. It is not like other music. The Drones are not like other bands. Support from Ben Witt. Event details here.

R√úF√úS | Bloom World Tour


When: Saturday 30th April, 8pm.
Where: Red Hill Auditorium, Swan Valley.
Cost: $61.20 from here.
Info: RÜFÜS return home to tour their critically acclaimed album Bloom for the first time in Australia. Their Bloom World Tour takes them to some of the worlds biggest stages at Coachella and Red Rocks amphitheater, before finishing up on home soil at some of Australia’s most iconic venues. The boys from RÜFÜS are the latest Australian dance stars to crack it on the world stage, their live show is one of a kind and not to be missed. After the break out success of their debut album Atlas, they crossed the globe several times over and bunkered down in Berlin to write and record Bloom. From the first chord to the last note it’s an immersive journey, featuring both ARIA award winning singles and underground club favourites. Their live interpretation of the album is sure to be a highlight of 2016 for fans, these shows will sell out. Don’t miss out. Joined by Brooklyn 2 piece Bob Moses, straight off the plane from their much anticipated Coachella debut. This will be a stunning evening of world class, left of centre dance music. Event details here.



When: Saturday 30th April, 8pm.
Where: The Carine Tavern, Duncraig.
Cost: TBA. On door.
Info:¬†Roots-soul group Zarm creates waves as a cutting-edge live band ‚Äď a group which galvanises a bluesy roots sound into an impressive power-packed live experience, creating the raw energy, spontaneity and soulful touch for lovers of music the world over. Event details here.

Sarah Blasko

Sarah Blasko

When: Saturday 30th April, 7pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $65.50 from here.
Info:¬† hailed Sarah Blasko’s preview one-off album show held at Sydney’s Graphic Festival as “..otherworldly..Sarah Blasko is a goddess..”¬†Her Eternal Return tour will start in April 2016 in metro and regional cities across Australia.¬†Sarah will be joined on stage by special guests Jack Colwell and Lupa J.¬†Eternal Return is her captivating new album. Event details here.

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2 Responses

  1. dilip parekh

    Hey Jayde,
    great to see all those gigs and posters up there in one place, top work .. and thanks from us all

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