Perth Gig Guide: Your Dose of Live Music, December, 2017

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It’s almost the end of the year! Where has time gone!? December brings with it plenty of sunshine and the festive season, which means loads of great live music for everyone to enjoy. There are some big-name bands heading over to Perth too, local EP launches and gigs too good to be missed….

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Tim Rogers | Detour-Ing

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 1st December, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $47 from here.
Info: Following the LP release of An Actor Repairs, a pile of “You Am I” touring, and the release of his first book Detours to critical acclaim; Tim Rogers will wrap it all up, drop it in this bundle and play a series of solo shows in November and December to cap the year off. This will be an EXCLUSIVE PERTH SHOW ONLY!

Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics

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When: Friday 1st December, 7pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics are about to go on break for the Summer. They only have 2 remaining opportunities for you to see them! Get ready for two sets of super duper soul, with good mate DJ Pilgram of Funk to keep rolling out those tunes all night long.

Black Rabbit George

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When: Friday 1st December, 8pm-11:30pm.
Where: Railway Hotel, North Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: If you’ve ever seen Tijuana Cartel then you’ll know just how good a guitarist Paul George is – and he’s even better now having spent some weeks earlier this year honing his skills at a flamenco school in southern Spain. His side project, Black Rabbit George, illustrates the virtuosity of his playing but also highlights his songwriting and vocals.  Special guests Mossy Fogg and Chris Curnow.

Stone Cold Super Friends

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 1st December, 7pm.
Where: Gypsy Tapas House, North Fremantle.
Cost: FREE.
Info: Join Stone COld Super Friends for a night of original music and tasty food.

Lightnin’ Live

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When: Friday 1st December, 6pm-9pm.
Where: Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood.
Cost: On door.
Info: Join Lightnin Jack for a night of live blues music.

Power of Three | Summer in the City

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 1st December, 9pm.
Where: The Boston, Northbridge.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: A night of hard rock by Beltane Fire, Sister Switchblade and The Joy Evelation. CD’s available on the night.

SummerSalt 2017 | Margaret River

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 2nd December, 4pm-9:45pm.
Where: 3 Oceans Wine Company, Margaret River.
Cost: $22-$229.50 from here.
Info: The coast is clear for a new concert experience this December… Feel the sun, the salt and the music at SummerSalt 2017! Under our radiant, abundant and generous Australian sun in 2017, SummerSalt will debut an outdoor music tour to showcase some of the most beautiful, sunlit locations – perfect for enjoying the best live acts from across the country.

Fuel | The Sunburn 20th Celebration Tour

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 2nd December, 7pm.
Where: Amplifier Capitol, Perth.
Cost: $79.90 from here.
Info: The wait is finally over! Fuel return to Australia as part of The Sunburn 20th Celebration Tour. Re-live their Classic album Sunburn which features anthems Shimmer, Sunburn, Jesus Or A Gun, Bittersweet and all your favourites Hemorrhage, Bad Day, Falls On Me plus more!

Tyler Hilton | Kate Voegele

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 2nd December, 7pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $65.40 from here.
Info: Tyler Hilton and Kate Voegele (who both Starred in One Tree Hill) perform together live in concert for the first time ever in Australia. This amazing contemporary singer-songwriter duo will perform all their fan favourites including Tyler’s Missing You, Glad, You’ll Ask For Me, plus Kate’s rendition of Hallelujah, You Can’t Break A Broken Heart, Wish You Were and songs from the ‘One Tree Hill’ soundtrack. Supported by Rob Walker.

Paul McCartney | One on One Tour

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 2nd December, 6pm.
Where: NIB Stadium, Perth.
Cost: $72.75-$2,000 from here.
Info: The most successful recording artist of all time, 1 billion records sold worldwide, and multi-Grammy award-winning artist Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed One On One tour to Australia and New Zealand this December.

Marley | Celebrate the Legend

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When: Saturday 2nd December, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle.
Cost: $67.35 from here.
Info: With the blessing of The Marley family comes The Marley NZ All-Stars. 19 of New Zealand’s premiere musicians will play the hits of Bob Marley this December 2 at Metropolis in Fremantle. With a 2.5 hour set, spanning over 30 classic tracks including Get Up Stand Up, 3 Little Birds, Redemption Song, No Woman No Cry, One Love and many more.

The Floating Bridges | Power Tour

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When: Saturday 2nd December, 9pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: The Floating Bridges (QLD) create infectious roots music, blending together big lively ska grooves, thick bottom end bass lines and smooth four part vocal harmonies – perfect for the dance floor! Supported by Jordan McRobbie.

SummerSalt 2017 | Rottnest Island

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When: Sunday 3rd December, 12pm-6pm.
Where: Hotel Rottnest, Rottnest Island.
Cost: $101.73-$229.27 from here.
Info: Featuring: The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, Emmanuel Jal and Lucy Peach.

Strange Folie’s Band Warming

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When: Sunday 3rd December, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Four5Nine Bar, North Perth.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Strange Folie is back! After a short mid-year break Strange Folie, who had a rocking start to 2017, are gigging with more piss and vinegar than before. Excited to share new and old music with all the lovely Perth people they can. Supported by Furniture, Colourbound, Harvest Rd and Ella Munro.

East Fremantle Festival

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When: Sunday 3rd December, 1pm-7pm.
Where: George Street, East Fremantle.
Cost: FREE!
Info: The Town of East Fremantle presents The East Fremantle Festival! Featuring live music, free kid’s entertainment, street food, artisan markets, entertainers and local businesses and cafes open.

The Bennies w/ The Cutaways

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When: Sunday 3rd December, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $24.50 from here.
Info: The Bennies are excited to announce their forthcoming record Natural Born Chillers is out Friday 2 February via Pool House Records / Remote Control. To celebrate, the band have shared first cut Get High Like An Angel which premiered last night on triple j’s Good Nights, and have announced a national single tour.

Jack Johnson w/ Special Guest Bahamas

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 6th December, 5pm-10:30pm.
Where: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth.
Cost: $109.90 from here.
Info: Jack Johnson and his band return this summer playing all your favourite songs outdoors, under the stars, touring in support of his forthcoming studio album, All The Light Above It Too. Fans can expect to hear plenty of classic Jack including Better Together, Flake, Banana Pancakes, Taylor, Sitting, Waiting, Wishing and more, plus songs from the new album.

Gordi | Reservoir Tour

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When: Wednesday 6th December, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $24.50 from here.
Info: Gordi takes her captivating live show on the road to celebrate the release of her debut album Reservoir (Jagjaguwar, Liberation). Following recent tours with Asgeir, Bon Iver, The Tallest Man On Earth and festivals in the US, Norway, Iceland and the UK, and sold out shows in New York, LA and London, don’t miss seeing the Sydney-sider in an intimate setting with her expansive live sound.

Gordi | Reservoir Tour (Second Show)

When: Thursday 7th December, 7pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $24 from here.

Big Thief

Perth Gig Guide

When: Thursday 7th December, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $38.50 from here.
Info: Things have been moving at an incredibly fast pace in the world of enchanting Brooklyn folk-rock quartet Big Thief. Having conquered all and sundry on their inaugural Australian tour at the tail-end of our last southern summer, they’re returning triumphantly less than 12 months later clutching their powerful second statement Capacity, a stunning follow-up to their acclaimed debut Masterpiece which introduced them to the world in 2016. They’re in fine fettle on the live front having spent the best part of a year criss-crossing the globe since Masterpiece first took root, so take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the gorgeously harrowing-yet-hopeful world of Big Thief as they return south to Australia this December.

National Live Music Awards 2017

Perth Gig Guide

When: Thursday 7th December, 6pm-9pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry. Reserve tickets from here.
Info: Live sets from nominees Pow Negro, Grievous Bodily Calm and more. Check the full list of bands and live music venues nominated here.

A Day on the Green | KC and the Sunshine Band | Village People

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When: Thursday 7th December, 4:30pm-10:30pm.
Where: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth.
Cost: $109-$229.90 from here.
Info: Picture this: The king of boogie and the queens of disco sharing the same stage with a cowboy, a construction worker, a Native American, a policeman, a biker and a soldier at an event jam-packed with guaranteed party-starters. Can you dig it!

Record Club Roadshow | Blur’s Parklife

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When: Thursday 7th December, 7pm-11pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $20.10 from here.
Info: Showcasing leading musicians, live on stage paying tribute to a diverse range of bands and classic albums. Tonight is The Charmless Men featuring Stu (Eskimo Joe), Jono (Karnivool), Steve Parkin and Nic Johnsson to perform Blur’s Parklife.

Chelsea Cullen | SIngle Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Thursday 7th December, 9pm-11pm.
Where: Four5Nine Bar, North Perth.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Join Chelsea as she launches her new single. She will also be performing all the new tunes from her upcoming EP, set to be released early next year. Special guests include Sam Wylde, Annika Moses and Darling.

Live at the Backlot | Dave Graney

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 8th December, 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Where: The Backlot Perth, Simpson Street.
Cost: $44 from here.
Info: This December gives you the chance to get Up Close and Personal with Dave Graney as he plays songs from his extensive back catalogue and current releases. In a conversation with Around The Sound’s Bob Gordon, Graney talks about his craft and the stories behind the songs – an opportunity not to be missed.

The Bible Bashers | Rise Hard Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 8th December, 8pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $13.50 from here.
Info: The Bible Bashers have been peddling their filthy brand of blues-infused rock’n’roll, on and off for almost 10 years. They’re famous for delivering audacious, no-prisoners live performances. Join them for their launch with special guests The Bashettes, The Bastard Choir and The Stations of The Crass (art exhibition). 

A Tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young

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When: Friday 8th December, 8pm.
Where: Charles Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $25 from here.
Info: A night of AC/DC to celebrate the Life of Malcolm Young, the brainchild of everything AC/DC. All profits donated to the Dementia Foundation.

Swingin’ at the Savoy | Christmas Party at the Windsor

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When: Friday 8th December, 5pm-8pm.
Where: Windsor Hotel, South Perth.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Come and see Swingin’ at the Savoy, Perth’s most fun jazz party band play at the Windsor this Frida! They’ll be shakin’ things up in the new courtyard area.

Leopard Lake Launch Party

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When: Saturday 9th December, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Leopard Lake single launch party with special guests Ben Witt Quartet, Ryan Beno, Shiny Joe Ryan and Pond.

Culture Club

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When: Saturday 9th December, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $127-$191.25 from here.
Info: International superstars Culture Club have announced they will be touring Australia later this year. Lead by front man, Boy George. Special guests for all shows will be Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, who will play hits live for the first time in 27 years. For nearly three decades, fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the biggest bands of the 80’s.

Dave Graney and the mistLY

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When: Saturday 9th December, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $20 from here.
Info: Dave Graney returns to Perth with his band the mistLY, featuring drummer Clare Moore. Dave Graney and drummer Clare Moore played with the Moodists from 1978 to 1986. They then played with the White Buffaloes/Coral Snakes from 1987-1997. Then the Royal Dave Graney Show and Lurid Yellow Mist. Now it’s the mistLY. Graney and Moore joined by Stuart Perera (guitar since 1998) and Stu Thomas (bass since 2004).

Head Honcho | Best of Greatest Hits Album Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 9th December, 6pm.
Where: Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood.
Cost: $15 from here.
Info: Head Honcho’s long awaited debut album Best of Greatest Hits will be launched in spectacular style. The very elusive McKinley brothers are set for release on that very morning and are keen to play some tunes , along with blues legend Mike de Velta and the one … the only … the original John Read.

Southern Rock n’ Roll

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When: Saturday 9th December, 7:30pm.
Where: The Den (Civic Hotel), Inglewood.
Cost: $13.24 from here.
Info: Get your dancing shoes on for The Den’s Southern Rock and Roll night! Featuring The Bone Kickers, The Big Jack, Whiskey Rainbows and The Caballeros!

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 9th December, 8pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $17.55 from here.
Info: Tangled Thoughts of Leaving have spent the majority of 2017 recording their third full-length album at Studio Sleepwalker’s Dread, emerging only for a national tour with BORIS and a slot at Perth’s glorious In The Pines festival. With the recording nearing its completion, TToL are leaving the studio for one last show of the year – with new material ready to showcase. Joining them will be Foam, Bolt Gun and Yomi Ship.

Feels EP Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 9th December, 8pm.
Where: The Bird, Northbridge.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Come help Feels celebrate their new EP Emerald. With special guests Hi OK Sorry and Alex and Yell.

Foo Fighters Tribute

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 9th December, 8:30pm.
Where: The Carine, Duncraig.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Salv Di Criscito, Russell Loasby, Aidan Gordon and Brian Maloney are four like-minded rock enthusiasts and stalwarts of the Perth music scene drawn together over an unabashed love for the arena anthems and nostalgic hooks of the Foo Fighters. The high-powered group pay live tribute to one of the world’s most charismatic and in­uential bands by faithfully performing a selection of greatest hits like Rope, Best Of You, All My Life, The Pretender and Times Like These. The Stacked Actors are a dynamic live band, hell bent on recreating an authentic live Foo Fighters show.

Lonesome Ghosts

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 10th December, 6pm-8pm.
Where: Gypsy Tapas House, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Join Lonesome Ghosts at GTH for 2 hours of music, with some new originals a few of their favourite covers. If you haven’t been to GTH before, they do some incredibly tasty food and brewed beer check out their menu here.

Musical Fruit 2017

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 10th December, 12pm-6:30pm.
Where: Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Showcasing the Peel regions finest original music the Musical Fruit festival is a day-long  festival featuring 100% local 100% original music. Two stages, a heap of bands and the best original music in the Peel region. It’s family friendly, it’s free to enter … it’s MUSICAL FRUIT BABY!!!!!!

Rock Scholars Live

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 10th December, 1pm-8:30pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Rock Scholars final gig for the year!  Come hang with them for an afternoon of cool sounds and sweet original and cover tunes from no less than 14 of our amazing young bands, it’s going to be epic!

Respect and Wonder Show

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 10th December, 3pm-6pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
Cost: $15-$25 from here.
Info: In their final Ellington Show for 2017, the undisputed Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Music legend Stevie Wonder will be celebrated in a special performance event, A Night of Respect And Wonder: Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin Sung by AViiDA.

Rose Parker Album Launch | Under the Sun

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 10th December, 6pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $22.50 from here.
Info: Rose Parker and The Fly By Night Club invite you to pull up a sofa and take a front seat for the launch of her highly anticipated solo album, Under The Same Sun. A Bohemian chill out lounge room is being created by Kylie Wheatley of Red Tent Events for you to kick back and chill out as u drink in the sounds of this wonderful singer-songwriter and an all-star band featuring David Hyams Roy Martinez Lucky Oceans Elliot Smith and Phoebe Cork.

Anathema (UK)

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 10th December, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $79.90 from here.
Info: Post-Progressive British Rockers Anathema return to Australia this December, to deliver an intense and emotional live experience that you will never forget! Known for their ability to send audiences into raptures, Anathema build on the most soul-baring and introspective expression to deliver performances like no other.

King Parrot

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 13th December, 7pm-11pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $35.90 from here.
Info: Australia’s unhinged extreme metal villains King Parrot return with their third and finest long player to date Ugly Produce. To top it off the boys are announcing an Australia tour this December to finish of the year the right way. Ugly. They’ll be bringing Brisbane’s sloom metal kings Disentomb along for the ride, freshly signed EVP recordings label mates black n’ rollers Pagan and local hardcore destructor’s Ratking!

Stella Donnelly

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 13th December, 7:30pm-11:30pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Join Stella for her 3 weeks residency at Mojos, starting Wednesday 13th. Special guests Lil Troy Junior, Carla Geneve, Childsaint.

Record Club Roadshow | Johnny Cash and June Carter Tribute

Perth Gig Guide

When: Thursday 14th December, 7pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $20.10 from here.
Info: Who doesn’t love Cash & Carter? Who doesn’t love The Little Lord Street Band?? One of Record Club Roadshow’s best new acts, brilliant songwriters and real-life partners James Rogers and Natasha Shanks will do Johnny and June proud. This one is going to be a beauty of a gig for all music lovers and for just plain lovers!

Emily Johnson | Album Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Thursday 14th December, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Emlyn Johnson will be playing Contested Mark in full start to finish front to back left to right singing and dancing to a backing track! Listen to the album here.

Little Day Out 2017

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 16th December, 4pm-8pm.
Where: Braithwaite Park, Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn.
Cost: FREE!
Info: The Mt Hawthorn Hub brings you “Little Day Out”. A community event showcasing an all local line-up of musicians. Bring your own picnic or enjoy food trucks and gift stalls in a relaxed and family-friendly environment with live music from Wonderlust, Wooly Mammoth, Stoney Joe and more.

The Floors

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 16th December, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: The Floors are back at Scarborough’s best-kept secret – the Indi Bar.

Ah Trees

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 16th December, 8pm.
Where: The Firestation Specialty Beer and Wine Bar, Busselton.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Ah Trees are back playing one of their favourite venues in the South West – The Fire Station in Busselton! Balmy nights, tasty treats, all the beer you could ask for and live music to dance the night away under the stars.

Sunday Music | The East Pointers

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 17th December, 2pm-4pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Canadian three-piece The East Pointers are a talented young band with a penchant for traditional Celtic sounds. Combining fiddles, banjo and guitar with honest lyrics about life’s joys and sorrows, The East Pointers’ tunes practically cartwheel in their wildly entertaining live shows.

A Day on the Green with John Farnham

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 17th December, 4:30pm-10:30pm.
Where: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth.
Cost: $109-$249.90 from here.
Info: JOHN FARNHAM with special guests Mondo Rock, Kate Ceberano & The Badloves.

Duende Indalc and Jamie David

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 17th December, 6pm-9pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $16.50 from here.
Info: Duende Indalo and Jamie David join forces to present…An evening of border crossing, boundary-pushing, poetic world music fusion! Duende Indalo play an eclectic mix of styles fusing together Flamenco, Jazz, Middle Eastern and ambient sounds to create something wholly unique.

Perth Blues Club Christmas Party

Perth Gig Guide

When: Tuesday 19th December, 7pm-11:30pm.
Where: Charles Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: On door.
Info: The Perth Blues Club’s Christmas Party is a legendary event. The format usually consists of leading bluesicians from Perth and surrounds taking turns performing with a specially chosen house band, and this year is likely to be no different.

Stella Donnelly

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 20th December, 7:30pm-11:30pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Join Stella for week two at Mojos. Special guests include Shit Narnia, Benjamin Witt and Koondarm Nyoongar Choir.

The Murderbirds

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 22nd December, 7pm.
Where: Margaret River Hotel, Margaret River.
Cost: FREE!
Info: The Murderbirds are heading back to one of their favourite places to play! Margaret rivers Corner bar. Joining them will be The Hot spell, Psychotic reactions and Whiskey rainbows. Come and enjoy some summer fun!

Basso Christmas

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 22nd December, 7:30pm.
Where: Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Rosemary Beads return to the Basso for Christmas cracker of a show also featuring Moonlight Wranglers, Paige McNaught – Music (with band) and new band with some old faces in The Part-Time Fanatics.

Cosy | SIngle Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 22nd December, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $15 on door.
Info: Mung Dahl takes on a shiny new form ~~ COSY ~~ Feat. Sam Rocchi / Lana Rothnie / Albort Pritchard / Mitch McDonald & Oscar van Gass.

The Lethals

Perth gig guide

When: Friday 22nd December, 8pm-10pm.
Where: Rodney’s Bait n Tackle, Mosman Park.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Join The Lethals for a night of blues, rock and funk!

The Hot Spell | Swelter Album Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 23rd December, 8pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: The Hot Spell are dropping their first album, Swelter! To celebrate they’re throwing a launch party at the most festive time of the year! Special guests The Murderbirds, Flyball Gov’nor, Lo-Fire and Speedball Social Leauge.

Sunday Music: Timothy Nelson

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 24th December, 8pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Timothy Nelson has established himself as one of Perth’s premier songwriters over the past decade, deftly forging his own sound. Combining elements of power-pop, alt-country and classic rock, Nelson’s music is diverse, enigmatic, refreshingly rebellious and heavily introspective.

The Secret Buttons | Killer Hipers | Slick Lips

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 29th December, 7:30pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: Smack bang between Christmas & New Years eve on Friday December 29, The Indi Bar will be hosting a night of top shelf local Rock’n’Roll. Heading the bill are Perth’s Dirty garage rock trio The Secret Buttons who will be joined by their mates The Killer Hipsters & also The Slick Lips. But that’s not all. Opening the evening will be Perth singer/songwriter & all round music legend, Paul McCarthy with a little help from guitarist Peter Reeve.

Marley Wynn | Endless Cycles Single Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 30th December, 8:30pm-11:30pm.
Where: Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: It’s been a big year for Marley Wynn – Following the vinyl release of his debut solo album ’25 Bruised Boysenberry Ave’, Wynn set off on the wide open road for a months-long national regional tour that saw him clock up the kilometres playing dozens of country pubs. The Fremantle export then spent the latter part of his year writing and collaborating in considerably more comfortable circumstances in Melbourne and Brisbane.
This December he returns to Freo with his full band for a rare show, armed with a plethora of stories and beautiful new songs, launching his single Endless Cycles. Vinyl will be available for purchase on the night. Support from Billie Rogers & Big Boss Man.

FUNK n’ Cider Music Spectacular

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 30th December, 6pm-10pm.
Where: FUNK Cider, Caversham.
Cost: FREE!
Info: Kick back with an ice-cold cider in hand, epic tunes and dance the night away with live music from Staccato.

Badlands New Year’s Eve Covfefe!

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 31st December, 6pm-3am.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $39 from here.
Info: 2017 was an odd year. Plebescites, fake news, fidget spinners, The Mooch….It’s hard to find a word that sums it all up, so we can thank President Trump for gifting us one that defines the indefinable and make sense of the ridiculous. Ok, so no-one knows what it means, but we here at Badlands Bar are assuming it means the perfect way to say good to 2017 and ring in the new year – we give you the NEW YEAR’S EVE COVFEFE!

Embargo Bar NYE

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 31st December, 6pm-1am.
Where: Embargo Container Bar, Elizabeth Quay.
Cost: SOLD OUT.
Info: See in the New Year under the stars with amazing views of the Perth city skyline Elizabeth Quay and Swan River. Kicking off from 6pm and running through until 1am with some of Perth’s best DJs and bands!

NYE State of Mind

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 31st December, 7pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $34.70 from here.
Info: There aint’ no party like a New Year’s Eve party, so we’re excited to present a night that’ll capture everything you need to kick off 2018 – get in the NYE State Of Mind! Continuing the Mojo’s tradition of killer New Year’s Eve events, this year brings a real banger featuring some of Perth’s best acts, people and tunes. Have your mind blown by jazz funk power-house POW! Negro, guitar lickin’ riff makers Southern River Band, the or-jazz-mic wizards Grievous Bodily Calm wordsmith of wonder Hyclass, blues bangers Old Blood, the majestic Ruby May, swirling psych rockers Western Kinsmen of the Sun and alt-poppin’ never stoppin’ Your Girl Pho.

Rosemount NYE Fiesta

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 31st December, 8pm-1am.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $29-$50 from here.
Info: This year’s celebration sees the rise of outside pop. Expect 2017’s best indie and songwriter heroes across the main room, Four5Nine and Backyard stages: Featuring Holy Holy, Felicity Groom, Carla Geneve, Wooly Mammoth, Childsaint, Spacey Jane and more.

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