Perth Concerts and Gig Guide | April 2018

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On the Fly | Presented by Fly By Night Club and Toward Music

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When: Sunday 1st April, 5pm.
Where: Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: On the Fly is Perth’s newest state-of-the-art original live music showcase, featuring the finest selection of local musicians and bans each month. This collaboration between the Fly By Night and Toward Music comes in an effort to support, nurture and grow the creative opportunities for local artists. The Easter long weekend music fest lineup includes The Painkillers, Maurice Flavel’s Intensive Care, Rob Walker, Paul McCarthy, BATS and Black River Ransom.

The Long Weekend Pool Party

When: Sunday 1st April, 12pm-6pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Long weekend drum n’ bass session by the pool. With music, good vibes and drink specials all afternoon.

Macka B Health is Wealth

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When: Sunday 1st April, 7pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $60.20 from here.
Info: Macka B and his Roots Ragga Band will take their Health Is Wealth World Tour to Australia in March 2018. Get your tickets early, because this one will sell out fi real. Macka B will take his full band to Australia playing live shows all around the country. Macka B will be playing songs from his new album Health Is Wealth. You can also expect a barrage of hits from Macka B’s back catalogue. If you miss this show you will regret it!

Workshop feat. Jordan Anthony

When: Tuesday 3rd April, 6:30pm-11:30pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $5 from here.
Info: Workshop – Perth’s best jam night celebrating the sounds and artists of ((neo))soul and R&B music. Hosted by Katherine Curnow aka KC and backed by the slammin house band, Workshop will bring to our fair city a fresh new vibe and showcase Perth’s finest vocalists.

Gomez | Bring it On 20th Anniversary

When: Wednesday 4th April, 7:30pm.
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $86.49 from here.
Info: With special guests Riley Pearce & Carla Geneve. Bluesfest Touring are proud to welcome Gomez back to Australia for their first tour in 6 years and the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album ‘Bring It On’. Featuring the hits “78 Stone Wobble” and “Get Myself Arrested”, ‘Bring It On’ is an album beloved by fans and critics alike—with so much to celebrate this is a show not to be missed.

Northern Blues n Roots

When: Thursday 5th April, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm.
Where: The Wanneroo Tav, Wanneroo.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Northern Blues N Roots WA has a 3rd-time lucky temp home at The Wanneroo Tavern for their monthly Blues gigs on the first Thursday of each month. A night of fast n furious blues featuring Dean Haitani, Matty T Wall and more.

Harry Mitchell Group | Album Launch

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When: Thursday 5th April, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $10-$15 from here.
Info: Harry Mitchell is releasing his second album with some of Australia’s best and most in-demand jazz musicians. Join him and others for the Don’t Stop Here album launch!

Classic Sets | Stone Temple Pilots Performed by The Lounge Flys

When: Thursday 5th April, 7:30pm-11pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $20 from here.
Info: Catch The Lounge Flys as they perform STP’s Purple in all its entirety.

70s Disco Glam Night

When: Friday 6th April, 7pm.
Where: Paddington Ale House, Mt Hawthorn.
Cost: $15 from here.
Info: Dust off your platform shoes, your bell-bottom jeans, and your skin-tight polyester shirts – it’s time to get your glam gear on and boogie on down at the Mt Hawthorn Hub’s 70s DISCO GLAM night. Profits collected will fund our signature community event – the Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival 2018.

Figurehead EP Launch

When: Friday 6th April, 6pm.
Where: YMCA HQ, Leederville.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: The release of Figurehead’s second EP All Worthwhile celebrates the coming of age for the four-piece Fremantle band, as they finally leave their school days behind. With songs like Teachers Pet and their lament to the 106 Bus in the mix, we’re reminded of our own teenage memories, whilst tracks Suits, Ear to Lend, No Sleep and Fade ably support their goal to reach for a wider audience, now they’re legally allowed in a pub! They’ll be celebrating with local legends DIY Rainclouds, Homebrand, and Airline Food.

Stella Kelly EP Launch

When: Friday 6th April, 7pm.
Where: The Good Shepherd, Leederville.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: After years of endless hours at her piano, eighteen year-old singer/songwriter Stella Kelly is finally releasing her first EP entitled Time Will Tell. In 2016 Stella was a winner of the MCUI songwriting competition and collaboratively wrote the MCUI song of the year with mentors John Foreman and Jay Laga’aia. She was also nominated for a Western Australian Music (WAM) Song of the year award in 2015. ‘Time Will Tell’ features 5 tracks of multiple genres including soul, pop and contemporary R&B. Stella Kelly is definitely an act that you don’t want to miss with her warm, soulful voice and heart wrenching lyrics.

Shelby & The Neighbours | Black River Ransom | Incomplete | Churrasco

When: Friday 6th April. 7:30pm. 
Where: Four5Nine Bar (The Rosemount), North Perth.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Shelby & The Neighbours will be celebrating the release of the final instalment of their trilogy of EP’s: the candlestick maker. Join team SATN at four5nine with three of WA’s finest; Black River Ransom, Churrasco & Incomplete.

Mt.Cleverest Take it Back | Single Launch

When: Friday 6th April. 9pm.  
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: On door.
Info: Mt. Cleverest are back launching their first single off their debut EP ‘Money’. With Supports from local legends Grace Sanders, Death By Denim & Otiuh this night is bound to be one to remember.

The Jillionaire (Major Lazer)

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When: Friday 6th April. 9pm-5am. 
Where: Metro City, Northbridge.
Cost: $37.99 from here.
Info:  Alongside Diplo and Walshy Fire, Jillionaire is an integral member of Major Lazer, and as a solo artist he also tours the globe fusing the Caribbean sounds of Soca and Reggae with influences of various music genres from around the world. It doesn’t get much more party than a Jillionaire set, and for the last 20 years, he has remained at the forefront of global dance music, whilst still remaining true to his Trinidadian roots!

Gunners Rock Beeches Tavern

When: Saturday 7th April, 8pm-11:30pm. 
Where: Beeches Tav, Beechboro.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Gunners, WA’s unbeatable Tribute to The Most Dangerous Band in The World, Welcomes you back to the Jungle for a night in Paradise City! Having wowed audiences across 2017 in Perth and Singapore, 2018 is set to be their best year yet. With performances as close to the real band’s heyday as you’ll EVER see in Australia – in both sound and stage presence – the Beeches Tavern is the only place to be on this date! You’ll hear all your favourite hits across a 100-plus minute show, from Nightrain to Don’t Cry and back again – and it won’t cost you a dime to get through the door.

Stormrider Heavy Music Festival

When: Saturday 7th April, 4pm.
Where: Badlands bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $34.80 from here.
Info: Stormrider Heavy Metal Festival 2018
Australia’s best Power/Thrash/Melodic Metal bands unite for the 5th instalment of the annual festival The 2018 festival will be headlined by legendary Australian Classic Heavy Metal band BLACK STEEL, who are performing for the first time in a decade!

Cold Chisel Tribute

When: Saturday 7th April, 8pm-11:45pm. 
Where: Leopold Hotel, Bicton.
Cost: $15 from here.
Info: One of Australia’s most loved and Perth’s only Chisel tribute RISING SUN is holding their annual show at the Leo with good friends Amph/Lett Divinyls Tribute.

Them Sharks

When: Saturday 7th April, 8pm.
Where: The Boston, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: After 7 years, Them Sharks are calling it a day. Come party with one last time. Monster lineup with 8pm doors so be early mates. Along for the ride are Silver Foxes, The Shakeys, Scalphunter and Wolf Pack.

Proud Mary | CCR Tribute

When: Saturday 7th April, 8pm.
Where: Charles Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $28.60 from here.
Info: Australia’s Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band PROUD MARY, share their authentic show honouring the swampy sounds of one of the 60s and 70s best rock acts in full concert style.

By the C

When: Sunday 8th April, 4pm-9pm. 
Where: Cottesloe.
Cost: $50-$150 from here.
Info: By The C returns to Cottesloe in 2018, where you can enjoy a celebration of live music, food and community right on the sand of Cottesloe Beach. By The C will feature five great Australian artists – Bernard Fanning, Missy Higgins, Kim Churchill, Saskwatch and Oh Pep!

Fly Trap Sunday Sesh

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When: Sunday 8th April, 6pm-10pm. 
Where: Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Downstairs in the Fly Trap room join Short & Curly. Paul McCarthy Band and Tessa Cyclone for a Sunday sesh of live original music.

Newton Faulkner

When: Sunday 8th April, 7pm.   
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $60.75 from here.
Info: Bluesfest Touring is proud to welcome guitar virtuoso Newtown Faulker back to Australia for the first time since 2013. Newtown is renowned for his incredible live performances, whether in a club, cave, theatre, festival or hot-air balloons (he did that, over the Swiss Alps, for a radio show). His shows are engaging, uplifting and display his extraordinary talent.

Record Club Roadshow | Billy Bragg/Wilco

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When: Sunday 8th April, 6:30pm-10pm. 
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: TBA from here
Info: Members of Ghost Hotel and Wayward Johnson perform the critically acclaimed album of unearthed Woody Guthrie songs recorded by Billy Bragg & Wilco, Mermaid Avenue (Vol. 1) supported by Hugh Jennings (Autopilot/ex-End of Fashion) performing Billy Bragg and hosted by Sir Bob Gordon.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

When: Sunday 8th April, 7pm-10pm.  
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth.
Cost: $125-$270 from here.
Info: The legendary singer of Led Zeppelin returns to Australia along with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters. With a new album ‘Carry Fire’ out October 2017, and the incredible 2018 milestone; marking 50 years since Led Zeppelin’s first self-titled album was released, it promises to be a powerful show, that’s not to be missed for any true fan.


When: Monday 9th April, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$15 from here.
Info: Charlie-Moon Meader and musical arranger Luke Savage present a gig of funked up songs to get you grooving to dance the night away. Charlie-Moon and Luke take contemporary well-known tunes such as Creep, Just the Way You Are, If I Ain’t Got You and Bridge Over Troubled Water and add funk grooves and beats to give them a new flavour. Come down for a night of foot- stomping groove and good times!

Jack McRobbie

When: Wednesday 11th April, 9pm. 
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: Jordan McRobbie returns to his home-state for a run of shows previewing tracks from his forthcoming EP recorded in Brisbane by Stevie-Leigh Batiste and featuring Luke Williams (Dead Letter Circus) on Drums & Percussion.

Seal | The Standards Tour

When: Thursday 12th April, 8pm. 
Where: Riverside Theatre, Perth.
Cost: TBA from here.
Info: After gracing three seasons of The Voice Australia as a coach, Multi-Grammy Award-winning soul legend Seal will be stealing the show this March to April 2018. He will be touring the country in support of his tour, The Standards.

Kavisha Mazzella & John Reed | Steve Tallis

When: Thursday 12th April, 8pm. 
Where: The Gaslight Club (Fly By Night), Fremantle.
Cost: $25 on door.
Info: EXCLUSIVE SHOW! Kavisha’s only concert this trip…ARIA award winner Kavisha Mazzella was born in the U K and migrated to Perth Australia in the 1960’s, setting the scene for her intuitive journey into the world of music and art. A major source of her inspiration comes from her unique multicultural heritage through her Irish-Scottish-Burmese mother and her Italian father. Her songs combine the ingredients of earthy, sensual vocals with deep lyrics that have humorous, poetic, social justice and mystical themes.

The Dark Side – Pink Floyd Tribute | Rob Walker

When: Friday 13th April, 7pm. 
Where: The Civic Hotel, Inglewood.
Info: The Dark Side – debut gig! Come and celebrate our opening show and enjoy the classic sounds of Pink Floyd with our talented 9 piece band. Rob Walker supporting.

Reverb 2018 | The Jezabels

When: Friday 13th April, 4pm-11pm. 
Where: GO Edwards Park, Burswood.
Cost: $61 from here.
Info: Reverb celebrates WA’s love of the great outdoors with three days of music, food fair, beverages, open skies and community vibes…all presented in the picturesque cityside parklands. Starring an absolutely superb line-up of Australian indie-rock & electro flavoured pop to break out the champers to!

The Gathering 

When: Friday 13th April, 10m-1am. 
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: On door.
Info: Join your spooky fiends to laugh in the face of superstition and celebrate the unluckiest days of the year.

Verge Collection | Flaneur Tour

When: Friday 13th April, 18pm. 
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $15.60 from here.
Info: Verge Collection are hitting the road for their biggest tour yet, in support of their debut full length album Flaneur. With absolute legends White Blanks along for the ride on all dates, these shows are bound to get loose and sell out fast

Bad Boy Boogie Blues with Hells Bells and Maddcatz

When: Saturday 14th April, 8pm.
Where: The Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean.
Cost: $20 on door.
Info: Hells Bells bring the Bad Boy Boogie Blues back to the Basso for its annual event. Don’t miss out on what only comes once a year. Hells Bells is not your average AC/DC tribute band. It’s an old-fashioned no-nonsense hard rock band playing straight up accadacca for the hearing impaired. Maddcatz is a hard rock, 70’s inspired punk-edged young and upcoming band with a taste for high-energy non-stop entertainment. The powerhouse female-fronted trio have been supporting Hells Bells on and off for the past 5 years and deliver a killer set of originals mixed with some choice covers by Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Wolfmother and more.

The Beatles Orchestrated III

When: Saturday 14th April, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Perth Concert Hall, Perth.
Cost: $99-$139.90 from here.
Info: Due to overwhelming demand and direct from a sold-out national tour the world’s premier Beatles band, The Beatle Boys and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) are returning with a brand new show. Hear many of the George Martin arranged and produced Beatles classics along with those brilliant hits from the Fab Four once they went solo with very special guest Australian Music Legend Doug Parkinson.

Falcon | Power Hits of the 80’s

When: Sunday 15th April, 2pm-5:30pm. 
Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Ben Elphick, Michael de Grussa, Mick Burn, Tony Bourke are going to smash out all of your favourite hits from the 80s.

Reverb 2018 | Xavier Rudd

When: Sunday 15th April, 3pm-10pm.
Where: GO Edwards Park, Burswood.
Cost: $61 from here.
Info: Reverb celebrates WA’s love of the great outdoors with three days of music, food fair, beverages, open skies and community vibes…all presented in the picturesque cityside parklands. Starring an absolutely superb line-up of Australian indie-rock & electro flavoured pop to break out the champers to!

Elk Bell

When: Sunday 15th April, 4pm-6:30pm. 
Where: The Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: This will be a fine Sunday of fabulous musical exploration, kind of how Elk likes to spend her Sundays at home, so you may just see some songs ‘in the making’. Featuring two sets, Elk Bell solo and with the full band.

The Decline

When: Sunday 15th April, 8pm. 
Where: Four5Nine Bar (Rosemount Hotel), North Perth.
Cost: $18.90 from here.
Info: The Decline’s first headline show on home turf for 2018, joined by Darko (UK), Idle Eyes & Two For Flinching.

Classic Sets: The Beatles Tribute

When: Thursday 19th April, 7:30pm-11pm. 
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $20 from here.
Info: The Beatles Abbey Road, performed live by The De Grussa Concern.

Working Class Man | An Evening of Stories and Songs

When: Thursday 19th April, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Perth Concert Hall, Perth.
Cost: $99.90 from here.
Info: Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs and the brand-new book – both written entirely by Jimmy Barnes about his work with Cold Chisel and solo career.

Fairbridge Festival

When: Friday 20th April – Sunday 22nd April, 10am-10pm.
Where: Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra.
Cost: From here.
Info: Be prepared for an unforgettable folk, world and roots experience at Fairbridge Festival 2018! On the back of their fabulous 25th birthday year comes another unmissable event, filled with a diversity of delights and packed to the hilt with a stellar line-up of over 80 international, national and local artists including Cheap Fakes, The Lost Brothers, Mama Kin and more.

Live at Suburban Vibes: Nick Cunningham | Jordy Maxwell

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When: Saturday 21st April, 6:30pm-11pm.
Where: Fremantle – Address emailed to you on day – register here.
Cost: $20.98 from here.
Info: You’re in for a special night of coastal vibes with these two lads – Nick Cunningham & Jordy Maxwell. Join us in a superb location under the stars.

The Music of Aretha Franklin

When: Saturday 21st April, 7pm-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$20 from here.
Info: Multiple Grammy Award Winner and of course the “Queen of Soul”, come pay your RESPECTS to the very first female artist ever to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Franklin. After multiple successful and sold out shows Claire Fahie and her extremely soulful band are back, paying tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time.

The Southern River Band

When: Saturday 21st April, 7pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $20 on door.
Info: The Southern River Band are back at Indi bar for their Southern X West Coast tour. Supported by Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks and Oakley Driscoll.

The Sorcerers | Black Sabbath Tribute

When: Saturday 21st April, 8pm-11:30pm.
Where: Civic Hotel, Inglewood.
Cost: $18.40 from here.
Info: The Sorcerers return to The Civic Hotel to pay tribute to the greatest heavy band that ever rampaged across the earth – Black Sabbath! Focussing solely on Sabbath’s first four classic albums from 1970 to 1972, The Sorcerers – as fans, first and foremost – strive to convey the energy, excitement and massive sound of the mightiest of heavy rock bands.


When: Tuesday 24th April, 7:30pm-10:30pm.
Where: HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont.
Cost: $99+ from here.
Info: Australians love Halsey. Whether it’s that unmistakable voice, her take-no-prisoners attitude, or her irreverent approach to social media, there’s something about the way this 23-year-old New Jersey native operates that we just can’t get enough of.

The Jungle Giants | Used to be Love Tour

When: Tuesday 24th April, 7:30pm-10:30pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $51 from here.
Info: Fresh from some electric Falls Festival main stage shows across Australia and a stellar Triple J Hottest 100 result, The Jungle Giants announce their ‘Used to Be In Love’ Tour. Their third album ‘Quiet Ferocity’ hit a career high with multiple hit singles such as ‘Feel the Way I Do,’ ‘Bad Dream,’ ‘Used To Be In Love’ and ‘On Your Way Down.’  This tour will be the last run across Australia on the back of ‘Quiet Ferocity’ and takes in some select regional dates and capital city shows.

Jack Hatch (Duo) | The Gaslight Club

When: Wednesday 25th April, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Jake Hatch brings his emotive songwriting and enticing performance to Fly By Night Musicians Club for The Gaslight Club. Joining him will be multi-percussionist Andrew Ovens.

Classic Sets: Human Highway Tribute to Neil Young

When: Thursday 26th April, 7:3pm-11pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $20 from here.
Info: The best of Neil Young played by Human Highway. Featuring David Hyams and Rose Parker.

Amistat | Nostalgia EP Launch

When: Thursday 26th April, 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$15 from here.
Info: Amistat is launching their new EP ‘Nostalgia’ in Perth at the beautiful Ellington Jazz Club before heading back to Europe.

The End of Summer | Daryl Braithwaite and Thirsty Merc


When: Friday 27th April 7pm.
Where: The Northshore Tavern, Hillarys.
Cost: $54.51 from here.
Info: The first time together on stage on a pub tour to celebrate the end of a long hot summer, DARYL BRAITHWAITE and THIRSTY MERC come to The Northshore Tavern to perform their hits.

Mark Wilkinson

When: Saturday 28th April, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $30 from here.
Info: After a huge year that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter release his self-produced EP “Lost in a Dream” and stage some 100+ shows across the globe, Mark Wilkinson doesn’t look to slow down in 2018 as he unveils his much anticipated full-length record “Wasted Hours” (out Feb 9) and returns to the road.

The End of Summer | Daryl Braithwaite and Thirsty Merc (2nd Show)

When: Saturday 28th April, 8pm.
Where: The Charles Hote, North Perth.
Cost: $54.51 from here.
Info: The first time together on stage on a pub tour to celebrate the end of a long hot summer, DARYL BRAITHWAITE and THIRSTY MERC come to The Northshore Tavern to perform their hits.

Afternoon Delight | Sunday Session

When: Sunday 29th April, 3pm-7pm.
Where: The Den, Inglewood.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Do you ever get to Sunday afternoon and think to yourself – “Man, I didn’t get my fill of punk-flavoured, live music this weekend” or, “Far out, this Sunday Session would be better if there was some distortion to go with my vegan, craft beer.” Afternoon Delight @ The Den is here to save you! Featuring three balls to the wall Punk Rock bands, and three stripped back Punk Rock soloists – a little chilled out to care for your hangover, and a little bit short, fast, and loud to close out your weekend the right way.

Fly Trap Sessions: Broken Hymns | Pacific Tide | Bridewell

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When: Sunday 29th April, 5pm-10pm.
Where: The Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Join Broken Hymns, Pacific Tide and Bridewell for your Sunday dose of the Fly Trap sessions.

Fox Scully and Laurent Shervington (Catwalk)

When: Sunday 29th April, 8pm-11pm.
Where: The Moon Cafe, Northbridge.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Awkwardly endearing alt-folk outfit Fox scully will appear at the Moon in stripped back format. Joining them will be Catwalk frontman and all round goofy-guy Laurent Shervington.

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