• BRING IT ON HOME

    Decorated WA drummer Howie Johnstone (Dave Warner/The Jackals) lost his house in the Yarloop bushfires of January, 2016, and has been rebuilding his life and home ever since. Howie B. Goode is a fundraiser for Johnson, with performances from The Jackals, Fisher & Son, Jack Royale & The Hotshot Playboys, with special guests Bill Rogers, Carus Thompson, Kilian Albrecht, Steve 'Gibbo' Gibson and more happening at Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle on Thursday, May 4. Johnstone chatted with ATS earlier this week.

  • NATURAL WOMAN

    On the occasion of the late, great Sharon Jones' 61st birthday (May 4), Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics will perform Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ 2005 album, Naturally, for Atomic Love: A Sharon Jones Tribute, a fundraiser for the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at the Newport Record Club.

  • THERE'S NO SKOOL LIKE THE NUDE SCHOOL

    Legendary punk power pop protest pub rockers Painters & Dockers return to WA for the first time in 20 years this week. Singer and mainstay of the band for some 35 years, Paulie Stewart, has plenty of stories to tell.

  • PINE O' THE TIMES

    Pic: Cam Campbell, courtesy RTRFM

    RTRFM’s iconic fundraiser, In The Pines, takes place at UWA’s Somerville Auditorium on Sunday, April 30.   

    It’s big times for beloved Perth community radio station, RTRFM 92.1

    The station’s 40th anniversary of broadcasting has been a time of celebration, commemoration and even some commiseration, something that is reflected in RTR’s major fundraising event, In The Pines.

  • AN AAA FOR RECORD STORE DAY

    Saturday, April 22, is Record Store Day. RSD Ambassador, Anthony Albanese, chats to Shane Pinnegar.

  • THE GIBBS THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

    Chris Gibbs has been a staple on the local music scene for some 20 years, and is now releasing two EPs in quick succession: one as Chris Gibbs & The Transmission, on April 15, at The Henhouse Live; and one with his power pop rock trio Graphic Fiction Heroes, on May 13, at the Indi Bar.

  • ROCK'N'ROLL LOVE LETTER

    If you're a music lover and you get the chance to see the Descendents play live, do it. Even if you have never heard a single song of theirs before, it will be an amazing experience. The band will be blisteringly good, and the crowd will be so ecstatic that you'll walk away feeling energised and in love with life. I imagine that seeing the Descendents feels the same way that seeing The Beatles must have felt... all those amazing songs and all those diehard fans tuned in to the same frequency. Just pure joy everywhere you look.

  • AIN’T NO PRIVATE CUL-DE-SAC

    Pic: Nicole-Weingart

    Eric Gales is a lucky man. Considered a guitar prodigy in his teens, he quickly fell into a devastating spiral of drug abuse, and ended up spending time in the Big House.

    His just-released new album, Middle Of The Road, finds him clean and sober, and in blistering form.

    “Were there times when I thought I might not make it this far?” the acclaimed Memphis singer/guitarist posits, somewhat candidly. “Yeah, there were times that I thought that it was... I went off the rails.”

  • IN THE PICNIC

    Jill Birt & Alsy MacDonald - Pic: Bill Ragan

    RTRFM continues its 40th anniversary with a return to the 6UVSFM days of yore, with the free Neon Picnic at Hyde Park on Saturday, April 1, from 9am-5pm. Jill Birt, Alsy MacDonald and Martyn P. Casey of The Triffids will be there to celebrate.

  • NICK THE BLINDER

    Nick Sheppard – he of a colourful rock history including The Cortinas and The Clash in the UK and The New Egyptians, Heavy Smoker, The DomNicks and collabs with DJ Charlie Bucket here in Perth – has a new-yet-not-new band that we’re going to see a whole lot more of in 2017.

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