• LIFE IN THE TROPICS

    Pic: Bleddyn Butcher

    With songs such as the Andrew Bolt-detested Tamam Shud The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard is somewhat used to creating shitstorms.

  • BITCHCRAFT BREW

    Abbe May + Clamjam, Chevron Gardens, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (Pic: Cam Campbell)

    You know you’ve made a mark on the tandem worlds of entertainment and refreshment when there is a beer brewed in honour of your latest album.

    Entering the Chevron Gardens on this Valentine’s Evening, the signage was up and the bars well stocked with Bitch Craft, a collaboration between WA singer/songwriter-of-the-moment-and-all-the-times Abbe May and Feral Brewing Company. It’s a citrus summer ale, which according to Guy Southern of craftypint.com is…

  • LANEWAY FESTIVAL FREMANTLE, 11/2/18

    Photo gallery by Cooper Gordon @ GordonCo Visuals

    Fremantle is an embarrassment of riches at the best of times, but January/February also now brings with it the travelling roadshows of the Falls Downtown and its older rival in WA, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. Laneway inhabits Esplanade Park and Freo’s West End and has made itself rightly comfortable in doing so.

  • AUSTRALIAN PIE

    Pic: Ed Fetahovic

    There is simply not enough time in the world of Abbe May at this juncture of her life, but the beloved WA singer/songwriter is embracing her time-poorness and it appears she wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • THE MIND WARP PAVILION II – LOVING THE ALIEN

    Mind Warp Pavilion finale, 2017. Pic: Richard Watson

    The Mind Warp Pavilion returns to Gate One Theatre, Claremont Showgrounds, to celebrate the life and music of David Bowie on Saturday, February 3. The much-loved musical icon passed on two years ago now, but as our chat with Musical Director, Greg Dear, proves, when it comes to our love of Bowie, nothing changes…

    It’s always sad when a well-loved musical identity leaves us, but it’s really more pronounced with David Bowie, don’t you think?

  • NO PEACE IN THE FARM YARD

    A formidable rock’n’roll prospect if their just-released self-titled debut EP is anything to go by, Here Comes The Rooster initially came together with an intention of merely being a side project for singer/guitarist, John Sears, who was seeking to showcase and give life to songs that didn’t fit the band he’d been working with.

    Momentum is telling, however, and Here Comes The Rooster soon became the main entity and the focus of his songwriting output.

  • BUSTER STIGGS RIP

    Mark Hough, AKA Buster Stiggs, passed away on Sunday at the age of 63, following a long battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

    Buster was a force in New Zealand music over the years, forming a band called After Hours with a teenage Neil Finn in 1976, before drumming in influential punk outfit, Suburban Reptiles. In 1979 he formed The Swingers with Phil Judd and Bones Hillman, going on to co-write the Trans-Tasman #1 hit, Counting The Beat.

  • NEVER-ENDING

    When The Living End strike up the band for the forthcoming A Day On The Green series (which now includes recently-announced extra WA date at Red Hill Auditorium on March 3), they’ll be on fire, having just returned from a momentous run of shows in the US.

  • THE SPLASH IS BACK

    Pic: Big Splash winners are grinners. Courtesy of Big Splash photographers George, Rachael, Amber and Nick

    The Big Bash is here for cricket-lovers but the Big Splash Festival is here for Perth music-lovers at Badlands on Saturday, bringing with it the momentum of the much-beloved band competition that kickstarted a whole bunch of WA bands from 2013-2016 before taking a break this year.

    Clearly, the spirit, is alive and well.

  • MOJO RISING FINALIST #4 - WOOLY MAMMOTH

    Pic: James Shepherd

    The Grand Final of Mojo Rising happens at Mojo’s on Saturday, December 2, with KOPANO, Wooly Mammoth, Carla Geneve, Last Quokka and POND DJs plus Felicity Groom.

    What was the lead up to the formation of the band and how you all gelled?

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