• CHANGE UNCHAINED

    Internationally renowned author and speaker, Richard Gerver, presents 'Minding Your Own Business - How To Be Successful In Today’s Changing Music Industry' at Gate One Theatre, Claremont Showgrounds, on Saturday, June 10, presented by Around The Sound and WAM.

    The bridge between art and commerce has always been a difficult one to negotiate for many musicians – that’s why they have managers.

  • BUSK A MOVE

    Jack Pierce looks at his diary for the rest of the year. For most of it, Pierce and his twin Patrick, who perform as the duo The Pierce Brothers, will be travelling the world playing shows.

    Despite the fact they have just released The Records Were Ours, the first of three EPs they will put out this year, they are already looking at days off between performances when they can get down to the serious business of writing and demoing an album.

  • THE NEED FOR SPEED

    Pic: Lester Jones

    In following up his debut album, 2014’s Silence/Win, singer/songwriter, Kim Churchill, had to look deep within as the spectre of his first LP began to creep into the new era that beckoned his sophomore release.

  • SONGS AND SMILES (FOR MILES)

    From a song to cheer up a miserable friend to an ambitious plan to record a song every day for a year to raise $100,000 for charity: this is the Songs And Smiles story, led by Perth musician, Clayton Mitchell.

  • THE EVOLUTION WILL BE REALISED

    Refusing to live in his own shadow, DJ Shadow has consistently strived to create music that is inventive, unique and true to hip hop. Continuing this trajectory through his latest album, The Mountain Will Fall, DJ Shadow is touring Australia to demonstrate the past, present and future of beats.

  • cognitive thinking

    Eclectic locals The Space Between have taken the unusual step of naming their debut EP, Swansongs – a name generally reserved for the final activity or performance of an artist’s career.

    Bassist Zane Bullock maintains that the four track EP is neither the beginning nor the ending of The Space Between… yet.

    Formed three years ago – two with the current line-up – The Space Between were initially a casual affair for the foursome, with all having busy lives and alternate musical endeavours.

  • ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

    WA prog-metal heroes Voyager have released their epic sixth album, Ghost Mile, hailed by some as their best.

    “I really do think it’s a natural progression from our previous albums,” singer, Daniel Estrin explains, “especially because it's the second album that's been done with a consistent line-up. The first four had a different line-up on each album, and there had been consistent progression there, but this one has just really taken it a step further.”

  • BOTH KINDS OF MUSIC

    Multi-faceted WA singer/songwriter, Steve Hensby, launches his new, self-titled double album at Ellington Jazz Club on Wednesday, May 17. 

  • ALL IN THE FAMILY

    Last in Perth as part of the 2014 Soundwave tour, where they were a major highlight of the festival despite being relegated to a short set on a small side stage, Living Colour are set to make a much-anticipated return with a headline show at the Astor Theatre, on Friday, May 19.

  • HANGIN' UP THE BOOTS

    Original KISS Catman, Peter Criss, is going out in style. His style. 

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