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

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As we bounce into the warmer months, festival season is on its way and October is bursting with live music vibes. This month features the inaugural Fremantle Folk Festival which sees a bunch of iconic musicians head to Perth. Meg Mac will be touring throughout the month, along with Kingswood, Tina Arena, Bernard Fanning, The Angels, Sebastian Bach, Peter Hook and Midnight Oil.

The architect of shock-rock Alice Cooper returns to Australia for his 40th Anniversary tour, kicking off at Perth Arena on the 17th Single and album launches from Josh Johnstone, The Reductors, Belle Harvey, Ralway Bell, Diger Rockwell, Ah Trees and more can also be expected for October.

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Sunday Music | Sunshine Brothers

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 1st October, 2-4pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Sunday music is back at FAC! Kick off the summer series with the Sunshine Brothers. Don’t miss their unique tropical sounds combining roots, dub and reggae, the perfect warm and uplifting performance to launch this year’s program. Keep an eye out for the full lineup, dropping soon. Sunday Music is FAC’s annual summer concert series. Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday from October to March.

Blues Legends at the Ellington

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 1st October, 6pm-9pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth.
Cost: $7-$15 from here.
Info: If you love blues music, this is the show for you! Join K.B. Ryan and his band as they perform the amazing music of artists like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, Robert Johnson, Johnny Winter, Albert King, Freddie King and more!

Cloud Control

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 1st October, 7pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $41 from here.
Info: Sydney’s enigmatic indie-psych-pop trio Cloud Control return with new single Zone (This Is How It Feels), the (almost) title track off their much-anticipated third album, ZONE. Written in a small beach house near Forster, the single was a deliberate collaboration between the band’s three members and comprises everything that Cloud Control can do. It’s profound but also flippant, euphoric but conceptual; spaced out layers of looped sounds and samples, with an anthemic, driving melody and an improvised monologue delivered by a friend.

Meg Mac

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 4th October, 7pm-10pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: SOLD OUT.
Info: Join Meg mac as she revisits her debut album live, Low Blows, which was released in July. The album is a powerful set of dynamic, deep soul, exhortations that have an all-enveloping atmosphere and presence, distinctly and uniquely Meg Mac.

Mojo Rising Heat #3

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 4th October, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $5 on door, before 8pm.
Info: Mojo Rising alike to Mojo’s Bar has been built upon many real friendships with all sorts and walks within the Perth and Fremantle local music scene. All who take part in this band comp will get to know more people they ought to know, to keep music in their lives forever, as it ought to be. Winner of this heat will play Semi Final #1 Friday Nov 17.

Electro Vibes at the Fly

When: Thursday 5th October, 7pm.
Where: Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Milky Way is back in the Fly Trap bringing you a night filled with electronic vibes and amazing psychedelic visuals. They will be hosting some amazing local talents from our underground scene playing progpsy & psytrance to keep you stomping during the night.

Live & Loud Thursdays | Faith No More Tribute

Perth Gig Guide

When: Thursday 5th October, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $18.05 from here.
Info: Live n Loud Thursdays presents Faith No More performed by Laith No More. Expect to hear all the hits from leading locals Laith Tyranny (Bible Bashers, Fear Of Comedy), Karl Hiller (Duende Indalo, solo), Joe Southwell (Helen Shanahan, freelance) and Russell Loasby (Michael Savage, Big Orange, Institut Polaire, The Autumn Isles), Yaegar Mora-Strauks (LYTS, Fear Of Comedy, Tresonique).

The New Invincibles

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 6th October, 7:30pm.
Where: The Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Well the purple suits are at the dry cleaners as Perth Rock n Roll stallwarts The New Invincibles prepare to unleash their savage fury on the Basso Hotel stage. Joining them are Moonlight WranglersTenderhooks & Lazy Horse. Get down!

Kingswood | The Vanns & Dear Seattle

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 6th October, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Metropolis Freo, Fremantle.
Cost: $45.30 from here.
Info: Kingswood will round out 2017 in spectacular style, with a mammoth national tour that sees them landing all over this wide and wonderful land and will be the first time new tracks from their latest LP, After Hours, Close To Dawn will have been played live in some of these areas.  After Hours, Close To Dawn, was a creative evolution in sound for the gents from Kingswood. Their second release to debut in the ARIA top 10, cultivating a bunch of new radio favourites, like ‘Golden’, ‘Creepin’ and ‘Atmosphere’.

Knights of the Dub Table | Natural Touring

When: Friday 6th October, 9pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: TBA from here.
Info: Electro Dub shakers Knights of the Dub Table are on the cusp of releasing their anticipated new EP ‘Unity’ and today have announced they’ll be bringing it to Australia on their first headlining tour ever across the ditch, kicking this off October 2017.

TIna Arena | Innocence to Understanding | Greatest Hits Tour

When: Friday 6th October, 7:30pm.
Where: Crown Theatre, Burswood.
Cost: $94.56 from here.
Info: Forty years in the business and she still sends crowds into a frenzy whenever she steps on stage—Tina Arena really needs no introduction. Join her on her Greatest Hits tour this month!

Rockin for West Papua 2017

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 7th October, 4pm-11:30pm.
Where: Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle.
Cost: $13.30 from here.
Info: A worldwide music, arts and cultural festival of events raising awareness of the genocide and human rights abuses on the indigenous people of West Papua. Featuring The Davs, Kimura, The U-Nites, The Milkmen, Moorditj Brothers and Kings & Queens Duo.

Riley Pearce | Misplaced National Tour

When: Saturday 7th October, 8pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $13.50 from here.
Info: 2017 has delivered great things for Perth singer-songwriter Riley Pearce. Not only did he play his first international shows in London, Pearce picked up a ‘WAM Song of the Year’ Award, and also had one of his songs feature in the US hit show Shadowhunters. Riley Pearce’s new single Misplaced expresses Pearce’s inner monologue, describing the uncertainties and overthinking that comes along with entering into a new relationship.

Blood, Sweat and Beers

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 7th October, 6pm-11pm.
Where: Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood.
Cost: $35 from here.
Info: A spectacular show, blistering over 2 hours with former members of AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo and Screaming Jets. This rock assault features the cream of rock n roll outfits. These music industry legends have performed to millions of people, had dozens of hit singles in the ARIA charts, sold millions of albums & been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. This incredible concert features, Bon Scott Classic AC/DC songs bettered only by AC/DC themselves, a set of The Angels favourites and Screaming Jets hits, and to bring it home a blistering set of Ross Tattoo classics fronted by the great man himself Angry Anderson.

Flyball Gov’nor | The Limbs | The Hot Spell

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 7th October, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: The Indi Bar is heating up for summer! Come let out all the things that make you loco with Flyball Gov’nor, The Limbs and The Hot Spell.

Sunday Music at Bar 459

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 8th October, 2pm-5pm.
Where: Bar 459 (Rosemount Hotel), North Perth.
Cost: On door.
Info: Join The Beautiful Losers for Sunday avo live music with Todd Pickett and Luke Dux opening the show.

International Lesbian Day

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 8th October, 5pm-10:15pm.
Where: Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: On door.
Info: Come celebrate the L in the LGBT with Pide and Freedom. Featuring live music vibes, guest speakers and more!

Napalm Death | Brujeria | Lockup

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 8th October, 8pm.
Where: Amplifier Capitol, Perth.
Cost: $75 from here.
Info: Extreme times demand extreme responses. Australian and New Zealand metal fans, you are about to be vehemently seized by the throat! After hugely successful runs in the USA and Europe, the intemperate NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA and LOCKUP gang are heading south to run riot through our part of the world.

Empire Blues Duo

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 8th October, 3:30pm-6:30pm.
Where: Settler Tav, Margaret River.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Blues on the verandah with Andrew McIlroy and Alan Dawson.

Old Blood | Lightnin’ Jack

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 8th October, 2-4pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: FAC’s regular Sunday music with Old Blood and Lightnin’ Jack.

The Gaslight Club

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 11th October, 8pm.
Where: Fly By Night Club (the Fly Trap stage), Fremantle.
Cost: On door.
Info: Join Fiona Heath, Kings and Queens, and Peter Woodward for a night of soulful tunes.

Bernard Fanning | Brutal Dawn Tour

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 11th October, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: SOLD OUT.
Info: With the imminent release of Brutal Dawn, companion album to 2016’s Civil Dusk, Bernard Fanning and The Black Fins are again pulling out the road cases to showcase new songs live in some of Australia’s most cherished and revered rock venues. This October, touring will take in all Australian states in venues handpicked to showcase the on-stage musical chemistry between Bernard and The Black Fins; Salliana Campbell on fiddle and backing vocals, Matt Engelbrecht on bass, Andrew Morris on guitar and Declan Kelly on drums.

Mojo Rising Heat #4

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 11th October, 8pm.
Where: Mojos, Fremantle.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Mojo Rising alike to Mojo’s Bar has been built upon many real friendships with all sorts and walks within the Perth and Fremantle local music scene. All who take part in this band comp will get to know more people they ought to know, to keep music in their lives forever, as it ought to be.

Live & Loud Thursdays | Queens of the Stone Tribute

Perth Gig Guide

When: Thursday 12th October, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Hotel, Fremantle.
Cost: $18.05 from here.
Info: Live n Loud Thursdays presents: Queens of the Stone Age performed by The Hommbres. Thursdays at The Newport Hotel is all about live music performed loud by leading musicians! Enjoy the best of the Queens from Aaron Sopolinski (Taxpayer, Tragic Delicate), Aidan Gordon (Michael Savage, Tenderhooks, Reductors), Ben Gray (Simon Kelly Band, solo), Joey K (Devil Rides Out), Steven Turnock (Puck, Skullcave) and Russell Loasby (Michael Savage, Big Orange, Institut Polaire, The Autumn Isles).

Josh Johnstone | EP Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 13th October, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 from here.
Info: Josh Johnstone Band – EP Launch (Perth). 13.10.17 at Fly By Night (Flytrap), Fremantle Australia… With special guests Brewsky (VIC). Fresh off the boat from their Europen with new single Just What It Is – The Josh Johnstone Band have recently announced a handful of Australian dates to launch their forthcoming new EP Ghost Magnet. At this show, you can expect to hear a bunch of brand new tracks and of course songs from the debut album Call in Whispers.

Rumfest 2017 | Rum, Ribs & Reggae

When: Saturday 14th October, 11am-11pm.
Where: Canefire, Middle Swan.
Cost: $40-$100 from here.
Info: A day packed full of Rum, Ribs and Reggae. Read a live review of a past Rumfest here.

Fremantle Folk Festival

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 14th October, 11am-11pm.
Where: Clancy’s Pub, Fremantle.
Cost: $25-$65 from here.
Info: Freo Folk Fest is a family-oriented celebration of music, food, culture and everything we love about Fremantle. More info from here.

The Angels | Brothers, Angels, Demons

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 14th October, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $70.73 from here.
Info: On the day The Angels release their highly anticipated double album Brothers, Angels & Demons, the legendary rock band have announced an exciting tour of the same name, celebrating all their greatest hits. It has been an incredible year for The Angels. In what marks almost five decades of rock, the band celebrated with a tell-all biography, penned by industry alumnae Bob Yates, The Angels, and scheduled an intimate run of book shows talking about the behind-the-scenes happening of the iconic band. Now it is time to get back to the music, bringing the band back out on the road for what they do best, playing live.

Belle Harvey | Something of Myself Album Launch

When: Saturday 14th October, 8pm-11pm.
Where: The Basso Hotel, Bassendean.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: After a very long yet rewarding two-year gestation, WA Americana/alt-country singer-songwriter Belle Harvey is all set to release her debut studio full-length, Something Of Myself, with one hell of a party!

Sunday Music | This Way North & Belle Harvey

Perth Gig Guide

When: Sunday 15th October, 2pm-4pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Sunday Music welcomes This Way North (VIC), a guitar and drums two-piece hailing from Melbourne sometimes likened to The Black Keys and Tame Impala. Don’t miss their solid groove based drumming, soulful vocals and compelling alt-pop melodies. The show opens with Belle Harvey’s (WA) achingly honest alt-country and folk tales.

Simon Marks

When: Sunday 15th October, 6pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: $20 on door.
Info: Marks has been busy touring and performing from his latest release ‘Big River, Little Stories’, on which he reunited with some of the country’s finest musicians including Syd Green (19-Twenty) and Ben Franz (The Waifs) to record the album, along with long time collaborators Thomas Mitchell and Sylvie Millard.

Adam Ant

When: Monday 16th October, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle.
Cost: $97.95 from here.
Info: Following his recent sold-out North American and UK tours, pop icon Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark “Kings of the Wild Frontier” album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australian tour. Adam will play the classic album in its entirety and in sequence.

Peter Hook & The Light

When: Monday 16th October, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $71-$204.90 from here.
Info: An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light performing ‘Substance’ by Joy Division & New Order in their entirety this October. This will be the most total appreciation to date of the Joy Division and New Order catalogues.

A Night with Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

When: Tuesday 17th October, 7pm-10pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $127-$346.80 from here.
Info: The architect of shock-rock, Alice Cooper, returns to our shores this October for a spectacular 40th-anniversary tour. Kicking off the national tour at Perth Arena, Alice will be showcasing an immense body of work in his most thrilling stage show yet. In what is sure to be the rock event of the year, Alice will be joined by the original KISS “Spaceman” Ace Frehley, as a Very Special Guest.

Mojo Rising Heat #5

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 18th October, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Mojo Rising alike to Mojo’s Bar has been built upon many real friendships with all sorts and walks within the Perth and Fremantle local music scene. All who take part in this band comp will get to know more people they ought to know, to keep music in their lives forever, as it ought to be.

Soul Train

When: Thursday 19th October, 8pm-1am.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Soul Train with Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics, Randa & The Soul Kingdom, Highlife at Mojos, Warren Aych and Nicole Filev.

Road King Choir Perform Johnny Cash

When: Friday 20th October, 6pm.
Where: Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: The Road Kill Choir will be getting together at the Ravenswood for a night of Johnny Cash. The guys will be all taking turns performing their favourite Johnny Cash tunes in honour of the great man, but the Road Kill Choir will be performing their own, upbeat, fast-paced style and hollering along as the choir fill the room with beautiful harmonies.

Kallidad

When: Friday 20th October, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $20 on door.
Info: Kallidad returns to Scarborough! The band has had some fantastic fiestas down by the beach, and this promises to be no different! Everybody’s favourite place, Indi Bar will be rockin’ as Kallidad will present their brand new music.

The Weapon is Sound | Morning Dub Aussie Tour

When: Friday 20th October, 7pm.
Where: 459 Bar (Rosemount Hotel), North Perth
Cost: On door.
Info: The Weapon is Sound are kicking off their Morning Dub Australia Tour at 459 Bar this month! They’re getting dark and dank for their first show with the sub-psych sounds of REEF PRINCE & Doublethink Prism!

Pirate Bar | Open Mic Semi-Final

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 20th October, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Pirate Bar, Mt Hawthorn.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Arggh me hearties…Big Tommo Presents has teamed up with The Pirate Bar to bring you another HUGE open mic competition! Each Friday night six acts compete to win $700 in cash, a paid gig at Pirate Bar, a single recorded by the Big Tommo Team and radio airtime! Tonight features Karl McCabe, Matthew McCooey and Sarah Gamble.

Record Club Roadshow Presents Solo Record | Volume 1

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 20th October, 7pm.
Where: Fly By Night Club, Fremantle.
Cost: On door.
Info: Three performers. Three music legends. One magical night. Mark Hosking (Karnivool) performs JEFF BUCKLEY, Andy Lawson (The Avenues) performs RADIOHEAD, Steve Parkin (Basement Birds) performs JOHN LENNON.

Rock Show

When: Friday 20th October, 8pm.
Where: The Boston, Northbridge.
Cost: $13.30 from here.
Info: Perth’s finest original bands light up the stage at The Boston, Friday October 20. See you there!

Shake! | EP Launch by Bambuseae

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 20th October, 8pm.
Where: The Oddfellow, Fremantle.
Cost: $13.30 from here.
Info: In celebration of the band’s first birthday as well as Laura, Matt & Cam all turning 30 in October we’ve decided to throw a massive party at The Odd Fellow, and release their debut EP entitled “SHAKE!”. Support by Ben Catley and Brassika.

Damien Leith | The Parting Glass

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 20th October, 8pm-10:30pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $55-$65 from here.
Info: After wowing audiences and critics in 2015 with his cabaret show “The Parting Glass – An Irish Journey”, Damien Leith is proud to revisit the show in 2017. The show which incorporates both a play and a musical concert of classic Irish songs is set in an Irish pub and see’s Damien take on the character role of an Irish father as he chats with the audience about his son Daniel who lives in Australia.

Ralway Bell | Dear Friends Album Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 20th October, 5:30pm-10pm.
Where: North Perth Town Hall, North Perth.
Cost: $25-$35 from here.
Info: Ralway Bell launches their debut album ‘Dear Friends’ at a special hometown event in the North Perth Town Hall. More a party than a gig, this launch promises to be something different! The event is BYO, starts before the sun goes down and winds up early. Supreme supports from This Way North (Vic) and The Little Lord Street Band. Gather your friends and let’s make this a night to remember!

X | The INXS Tribute Show

When: Friday 20th October, 7:30pm.
Where: The Newport Hote, Fremantle.
Cost: $29.60 from here.
Info: ‘X’ is fast becoming the biggest, most authentic & premier INXS show on the market! Collectively X-The INXS Show has a wealth of live experience adding up to well over 100 years. Along with Will Jova the other 5 members are all professional musicians, recording artist, and music educators, that have toured nationally and internationally throughout periods of their careers, with the elite in the Industry.

Diger Rokwell | Rows Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 20th October, 8pm.
Where: El Grotto, Scarborough.
Cost: On door.
Info: Diger Rokwell is launching the cosmic boogie and disco-inspired, Rows, with help from pals The Weapon is Sound, Out of the Blue and Henry Maxwell. Come experience it LIVE.

Sebastian Bach (USA)

When: Friday 20th October, 8:30pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $89.90 from here.
Info: The Original Voice of SKID ROW, Musical Royalty SEBASTIAN BACH returns to Australia this October! He is the personification of pure rock and roll at its finest!

CCC Live

When: Friday 20th October, 6-9pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Scarborough’s best kept secret. Live music 5 days a week with awesome tucker and great drinks. CHILE CON CURLY – Band of Roots, Funk and electric Latin beats. Their original idea is to create an artistic and cultural approach by playing contemporary latin music in a unique way. This experimental noise artists, challenge your lobes by blending familiar drum machine beats with the very unfamiliar, collecting their latin background on samples to create vast dancing soundscapes. A band that offers huge entertainment and spread the Latin American flavour with great musicality.

Jacob Diamond | Blue Regrets Blue Launch

When: Friday 20th October, 8pm.
Where: 459 Bar, North Perth.
Cost: $10 from here.
Info: Jacob Diamond is back on the road this October to celebrate the launch of ‘Blue Begets Blue’, the second single from his debut album. The four date run, including a Sydney-debut, will see Jacob intimate-venue-hop around the country armed with just a guitar, a voice and a general-fragility… Until this show! The final show of the tour is the cosy hometown launch in Bar 459, where Jacob will be joined on stage by his full band and by incredible openers, New Nausea and Carla Geneve.

Lambchop

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 20th October, 7pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $55.30 from here.
Info: With special guests Felicity Groom and The Jaycos. Chameleonic Nashville icons LAMBCHOP (USA) might have earned their stripes in the 90s alt-country movement but the subsequent two decades have proven the band’s soul is that of a nomad, passing through post-rock, lounge, electronica and folk. Led by Kurt Wagner, this left-of-centre country-soul mini-orchestra are set to return to Australia for their first visit to Perth since 2005.

Highlife at Indi Bar

When: Saturday 21st October, 8pm.
Where: Indi Bar, Scarborough.
Cost: $10 on door.
Info: Highlife are bringing their infectious ‘afro psych’ sound to The Indi Bar. The band is hitting the West Coast for the first time so get ready for hypnotic tribal rhythms and relentless dance floor shaking grooves! With special guests – the Barefeet Sojourns.

Paces | Creepin Tour

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 21st October, 8:30pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $29.25 from here.
Info: With his signature sunshine vibes all over current single Creepin, Paces announces a national tour which will see crowds around the country join in on the infectious fun of his live show. Melbourne producer singer-songwriter Woodes will be joining the Creepin tour as a guest singer too.

The Reductors | Caboose Album Launch

When: Saturday 21st October, 8pm.
Where: The Oddfellow, Fremantle.
Cost: On door.
Info: Perth indie-rockers The Reductors have been busy in the studio and are ready to release their full debut album Caboose. The band’s first full release, Caboose was recorded at Poons Head Studio (Fremantle), and produced by Rob Grant (Tame Impala, Lenny Kravitz, Death Cab for Cutie), and is already causing a buzz within the local music industry. Supporting The Reductors at their much-anticipated launch at The Odd Fellow, Fremantle are Community Chest, Big Orange and Hannah Smillie. Fans can expect The Reductors to put on a show that will be both entertaining and riotously fun.

While My Violin Gently Weeps

When: Tuesday 24th October, 7-10pm.
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, Northbridge.
Cost: $7-$15 from here.
Info: While My Violin Gently Weeps is a live performance by electric violinist Rupert Guenther which focuses on his new songs and instrumentals, as well as a fascinating retrospective of some of his works spanning his London, Vienna, and Melbourne years. Renowned for his evocative and imaginative musical landscapes, While My Violin Gently Weeps presents an intimate evening in performance and conversation with the maverick musician whose career has spanned classical opera to blues and Europop.

Mojo Rising Heat #6

Perth Gig Guide

When: Wednesday 25th October, 8pm.
Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Presented by MC Justin Walshe. 5 specialist industry judges will determine the winner. Winner of this heat will play Semi Final #2 Friday Nov 24.

RTRFM Presents Heavenly Bodies | 35 Years of Drastic on Plastic

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 27th October, 7pm-11:30pm.
Where: St John;s Church, Fremantle.
Cost: $15-$20 from here.
Info: Kick off this year’s Fremantle Festival in style with RTRFM’s Heavenly Bodies: 35 Years of Drastic on Plastic. Celebrate 35 years of women in music with RTRFM’s dedicated women in music program, Drastic on Plastic. Join RTRFM at St John’s Church in Fremantle as they fill the hall with the wonders of Perth’s finest musicians and artists – Stella DonnellyRabbit IslandEm Burrows and Friends, Ruby May, Akioka and Michelle Harpist.

British India | Forgetting the Future Tour

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 27th October, 7pm.
Where: Badlands Bar, Northbridge.
Cost: $35.90 from here.
Info: Forgetting The Future is the 6th studio album from Melbourne rock royalty British India. Featuring current single Precious, it’s set for release on September 22 via the hyped team at Liberation. Now, the band are excited to reveal the visually arresting video for Precious, as well as announce a mammoth 35-date national tour in support of their forthcoming LP.

Adele & Amy Tribute | Songbook & AViiDA

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 27th October, 7pm-10pm.
Where: Friends Restaurant, Perth.
Cost: $135 dinner + concert from here.
Info: This show is now a 2 hour + spectacular that will not only feature a stunning set of Adele & Amy hits, but a set of Aretha Franklin & Stevie Wonder classics in a 2 part show not to be missed at Friends Restaurant. Three of Australia’s finest voices come together for a show to remember. Read a live review of one of the singers, Bloom here.

The Scientists

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 27th October, 8pm.
Where: Rosemount Hotel, North Perth.
Cost: $51 from here.
Info: The Scientists existed from 1978 to 1987
Originally from Perth they moved to Sydney then to London and spent equal time in each perfecting their specific brand of sonic terrorism. Feared and revered almost as much for their tacky yet stylish appearance as for their sound The Scientists were the ultimate ‘cult’ band. Now, they’re back – in their classic 1985 lineup!

Ah Trees | Do it all Wrong Single Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 27th October, 8pm.
Where: The Bird, Northbridge.
Cost: $5 on door.
Info: Ah Trees launch new single Do It All Wrong w/ friends Kopano, Airline Food & Feels (DJ Set) New track! New vibes! Dancing away the doom they bring to you Do It All Wrong ft. good friend MOODY BEACH. This is the first single taken from their upcoming sophomore release! Let’s get weird…

The Tea Party | Transmission 20th Anniversary Tour

Perth Gig Guide

When: Friday 27th October, 8pm-10:30pm.
Where: The Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $91-$254.90 from here.
Info: 1997 was an epic year – Fans of award-winning The Tea Party were celebrating the release of the band’s fourth studio album, Transmission. Reaching #3 on the Australian charts – the highest charting album ever for the band and earning double platinum status, the band have embarked on a tour to celebrate the anniversary of this hit record.

Midnight Oil | The Great Circle

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 28th October, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Perth Arena, Perth.
Cost: $84.2 from here.
Info: The time has come … for Midnight Oil to play Perth Arena. More than just a rock’n’roll band, in 2017 they will bring things back to where they all began with this one special tour.

Michael Jackson | The Legacy Tour

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 28th October, 7:30pm-10pm.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley.
Cost: $39.80 from here.
Info: Legacy, the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer…Michael Jackson. Brought to life in a full-scale production that includes a live band bringing the energy, the dance, and the music that spans generations. Starring William Hall as Michael Jackson. William Hall who has travelled the World with this incredible show along with his live band and dancers will give every audience member an experience that comes as close as ever to seeing the King of Pop himself.

Dan Howls | Vinyl Album Launch

Perth Gig Guide

When: Saturday 28th October, 8pm-11pm.
Where: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle.
Cost: On door.
Info: Dan Howl’s dark and gritty voice recalls shades of Tom Waits with touches of Gary Clarke Jr., The Black Keys and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins; setting the stage for one of the most menacing and ecstatic live shows going around. Since he first hit the stage at Nannup Music Festival in 2015, Howls has been a constant presence in the Perth and Fremantle live scene, honing his stagecraft and power over the audience. Howls performs songs from his debut album Howler, a vinyl dose of his shadowy vocals.

The Lethals

Perth gig guide

When: Saturday 28th October, 3:30pm-6:30pm.
Where: The Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Join The Lethals and special guest for a night of blues, rock and funk music.

Sunday Music | Salary

When: Saturday 28th October, 2-4pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: FREE entry!
Info: Cult-like in appearance, deep in the scene and charged with emotion, Salary weaves a brand of pop from influences as varied as Bowie, Springsteen and the idiosyncrasies of Fremantle. Fronted by singer, songwriter and “spiritual leader” Sean Gorman, they balance chilled-out rock humility and charm with evident emotion to create a soulful, intense and meaningful experience at every performance.

The Kite String | Tangle Album Tour *Second Show*

When: Sunday 29th October, 7pm.
Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge.
Cost: $39.75 from here.
Info: **By popular demand TKST has announced a 2nd & final Perth show after the first show sold out. Don’t miss it! He reminded everyone of his incredible live show with his set at Splendour in the Grass, now The Kite String Tangle announces that he will be taking his much acclaimed self-titled debut album out on the road for a national tour. Exist. Recordings’ label signee Brisbane producer Golden Vessel will join the tour as main support, with electronic indie songstress Austen in the opening slot.

Ashely William Smith | Risk Taking

When: Monday 30th October, 8pm-10pm.
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.
Cost: TBA from here.
Info: Join Ashley William Smith in an experimental music event. The atmospheric surrounds of the Cell Room will be transformed as Smith pushes the boundaries of chamber music, electronics and performance art to their limits. Smith will reveal the unexpected and experimental range of the clarinet across a diverse program of works, from Donatoni and Berio to WA’s own Chris Tonkin.

 

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