• PINKIE PROMISE

    Danielle Caruana, aka Mama Kin, knows all too well that in the music business there is music and then there is business. It simply can’t be avoided.

    “I’m four albums in to making music,” she says, “but I still forget that once you finish the album there’s a whole other body of work. And it’s not the body of work I particularly enjoy – photoshoots, video shoots, artwork.

  • WHERE ARE WE NOW?

    Sarah Blasko has changed things up yet again, with the writing and recording of her newly-released sixth album, Depth Of Field.

  • FRAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA

    Through 10 remarkable studio albums spanning over the past 22 years Washington D.C. duo Thievery Corporation have created a unique (though much-copied) electronic chillout sound peppered with influences ranging from bossa nova to dub reggae, acid jazz to hip hop, and Middle Eastern and Indian elements.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • DANCEHALL DAYS

    Last weekend Jamaican artist, Charly Black, performed to a capacity crowd at The Blue Flamingo and was in good spirits despite having just touched down in Perth just an hour before his show.

  • 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?

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