• ALL IN THE NAME OF LIBERTY

    Rose Carleo Band. Pic: LuzArt Photography

    Expat local, Rose Carleo, cut her teeth singing and playing guitar in Perth and Fremantle’s pubs and clubs as a teen, and she’s returning home this weekend with new husband, Mick Adkins, in tow for a series of shows as part of the Bonfest celebration of former AC/DC frontman, Bon Scott.

    Carleo grew up in and around Fremantle, and always looks forward to returning to her old stomping grounds to see some familiar faces.

  • WE ALL SCREAM FOR PRIMAL SCREAM

    Genre-fluid Scottish band, Primal Scream, have contorted easily from psych-pop to Stonesy rock to electronica throughout their 35-year career, with guitarist Andrew Innes there alongside frontman Bobby Gillespie for almost all of that time.

    The band’s forthcoming Australian tour is their first visit to our shores in two-albums-plus-five-and-a-bit years.

  • NEVER A FROWN?

    The Stranglers need no introduction: bristling with punk attitude they sounded like no-one else but themselves, yet were swept up in the first wave of UK punk, spawning cult favourites Peaches, No More Heroes and Nuclear Device before scoring big chart hits with Golden Brown and Skin Deep.

  • TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC FIELDS

    Electro-pop duo, Electric Fields, open the Perth International Arts Festival’s Chevron Gardens on Friday, February 9, with a serve of their transcendent and mesmerising modern soul. Appearing along with the duo will be Arnhem Land beat poets Skinnyfish Sound System, remixing their tunes with live didgeridoo. 

  • ZAPPARAMA

    Photo: Dweezil and Frank Zappa axe-to-axe in the late '80s

    Dweezil Zappa has spent the last decade keeping his famous father Frank’s musical legacy alive with his Zappa Plays Zappa band.

    He’s bringing the show – now rechristened Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The F%@k He Wants – to Australia next month for a tour which will undoubtedly astound and bamboozle onlookers due to the technical intricacies of the compositions, and possibly offend some with Frank’s risqué lyrical wit.

  • HARD KNOCKS

    Perth’s own preachers of the filthiest of rock’n’roll sermons, The Bible Bashers, have risen from the grave to launch a sonic assault with a new EP, Rise Hard, a whirlwind debauched tour of the Eastern seaboard and recent performances at the all-hotrod, all-tattoo, all-punked-up West Coast Lowdown Festival.

    Rock’n’roll preacher and master of disaster, Laith Tierney, is dodging missiles from his bandmates in a seedy motel room somewhere in Newcastle on his “broke-ass punk band on the road” tour, but still insists, “that’s the way to do it.

  • THAT B-TOWN BLUES

    BLUES AT BRIDGETOWN – November 10-12, 2017

    Review & photography by Shane Pinnegar

    FRIDAY

    We’re back in Bridgetown for our annual pilgrimage to The Blues. A scant three-hour drive South of Perth, this idyllic location this year hosts the TWENTY-FIFTH edition of their iconic festival: a uniquely not-for-profit, volunteer-run event attracting far too many cool musicians to spend a moment longer than necessary relaxing after driving through the glorious 33ºC spring heat.

  • HAPPY IN THE CLOUDS

    Indie rock darlings The Clouds are back with a brand new single and a rare WA headline show at Metropolis Fremantle on Friday, November 10, with old mates The Falling Joys in support. Shane Pinnegar gave bassist/vocalist Trish Young a call and found that the four-piece really are happy in The Clouds.

    That’s not to say they’ve just picked up where they left off in 1997 – life has changed for them all since then, but it all comes back to the music and their chemistry.

  • BACK AND FOURTH

    Russell Morris has been a pop star and a rock’n’roller in his 50-year career, but it’s as a bluesman that he’s achieved his most recent success. Fittingly, he's returning to co-headline the 25th edition of Blues at Bridgetown, his fourth appeance at the festival.

  • TALKIN’ ‘BOUT THOSE BRIDGETOWN BLUES

    Legendary Cold Chisel guitarist Ian Moss features at the 25th Anniversary Edition of Blues at Bridgetown happening Friday-Sunday, November 10-12. SHANE PINNEGAR took the opportunity to explore Mossy’s connection with The Blues.

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