December Gig Guide
6 December | Badlands | More information
One of WA’s homegrown favourites San Cisco are coming to Badlands to give us a taste of what’s to come on their next album which is due for release next year. In promotion of their new single Skin, the three-piece group from Fremantle will be playing an intimate show of fan favourites and new material including When I Dream. If you like effervescent indie-pop that deals with heartbreak, growing up with a side serving of sass, then this gig has your name all over it.
8 December | Perth Concert Hall | More information
One of the most iconic bands of the 1970s So-Cal, folk-rock movement America will be performing at the Perth Concert Hall. Featuring original band members Gerry Buckley and Dewey Bunnell, the Grammy Award-winning pair promise to play their hits including Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway, I Need You and Don’t Cross The River. It will be a nostalgic night of music that transcends genres and cultures delivering a truly memorable evening.
12 December | Capitol | More information
Make sure you head on to Capitol for one last gig and dance before it closes in January for major renovations, and if you need some help deciding how to say farewell, you couldn’t do better than Dead Prez. As one of the most respected hip hop outfits in the game, MCs Stic.man and M-1’s music focuses on calling out the social ills around us, like consumerism, sexism and homophobia. The duo doesn’t pull punches and deliver a live show that’s high energy, socially conscious and featuring real dope beats.
Thy Art Is Murder
14 December | Badlands | More information
Heavy metal fans take notice because Australia’s leading deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder is set to tear it up at Badlands. Promoting their newest album Human Target, this will be the Sydney group’s second headline tour, and if their last tour was anything to go by, you’ll need to grab your tickets soon as they are likely to sell out.
18 December | Ellington Jazz Club | More information
Coming off the back of an international sojourn, the exquisite Jessie Gordon, who is no stranger to the Ellington, will be gracing the stage with her style of jazz, blues, gospel and roots. Well known in Perth for her cheeky charm, her incredible vocal range and songwriting Gordon will be singing her favourites from her most recent albums whilst also treating us to new material composed throughout the year.
The Bird NYE
31 December | The Bird | More information
Stuck for ideas on what to do for New Years? The Bird is here to give you an answer with their insane NYE event. Featuring a huge lineup featuring SuperEgo, Grace Barbé, Adrian Dzvuke, Racka Chachi and THOTSPYC and if that’s not enough to convince you, more special surprises will happen on the night. Get your crew together and say goodbye to the decade with a bevvy of slick hip hop, R&B, funk and big dance energy.
Melanie Griffiths is a music writer, reviewer and contributor for several publications including TheMusic, Amplify and X-Press Mag. Often found left of stage, she is a fierce advocate for the ongoing vibrancy of Perth and its local scene.
- 25 Nov '19