In November some great local gigs are happening at my trusty favourite haunts. Do you like your Rock ‘n’ Roll? I’ve got you covered. How but something a little more refined? There’s a gig for you too. Maybe like me you just want to shake it out and have some fun whilst downing a boozy milkshake at the same time? You are in luck!
Scatterback - Emu System, MATA & Interflow
The Sewing Room | Thursday, 5 November | Find out more
What can you get for ten bucks these days? Not a whole lot but for half that The Sewing Room and Scatterback are giving you an offer you can’t refuse with a night of Rock ‘n’ Roll featuring four very different Perth bands. Aside from Scatterback who have impressed lately with their harder-edged Arctic Monkeys vibe, the night will also feature Interflow who hark back to classic 70s hard rock with their embrace of unapologetic monster guitar riffs. Psych-punk-rock MATA (Mirrors At The Arcade) will get you moving and Emu System who only recently debuted their self-titled EP round out the night. Honestly, they should slap a “Deal of the week” sticker on this because you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better event featuring Perth’s up-and-comers.
Future Fundamentals - EMSD Showcase
The Bird | Friday, 6 November | Buy tickets
Now with the five dollars change from last night’s event, head into old stalwart The Bird to catch a bevvy of Perth’s most exciting individuals from the Perth electronic scene. Hailing from UWA’s Electronic Music and Sound Design course, there will be live sets from Ivy Dream, Sara T, Andrew Yuswak, Gia Lowe, Boy Wonder, Gilly (DJ Set). Show some love to these budding DJs as they may be the new batch of Perth talent that you’ll be hearing around town and loving come next year and don’t you want bragging rights that you knew them when?
SHADOW with Special Guests
Jack Rabbit Slim’s | Saturday, 7 November | Buy tickets
Rising star SHADOW returns to stalk the stage with his first event since lockdown. The rapper, originally from South Africa and signed to Hilltop Hoods’ label Golden Era Record, has been honing his craft to become a fierce force in grime. If you are a fan of rap, hip hop or grime this is the gig for you. Gigs often turn into the best night on my calendar as everybody comes together to celebrate their love of rap and there is no better venue than Slim’s. So of course SHADOW will be joined by a crew of local hip hop talent Zane Rosé, Jae Don, JM Group and Monk to take it to the next level.
Siobhan Cotchin - “The Fair-Weather Friend Blues” Single Launch
Badlands Bar | Saturday, 14 November | Buy tickets
Australian country music has developed a lot more broadly than from the old days of popular artists like legend Slim Dusty or James Blundell. Country can get you moving and rocking, and Siobhan Cotchin is here to provide some enlightenment. The singer-songwriter will be gracing the stage to launch her newest single, The Fair-Weather Friend Blues. She’s a raw writer who curates engrossing songs that paint a picture. Servo Flowers, Galloping Foxleys, Bee Rizzi, and Ghost Care who’ve been gigging a lot recently, will be lending support to this wild lady.
70s Blues, Folk & Soul with Lucy Iffla
The Ellington Jazz Club | Thursday, 19 November | Buy tickets
Lucy Iffla is no stranger to The Ellington or the jazz community in Perth and in November she will be returning to the stage for a night of blues, folk and soul. There will be a lot of talent on the stage as she’ll be accompanied by a band including guitarist Matt Gudgeon and drummer Ben Vanderwal. Iffla has a swathe of experience as she’s mastered her talent over the years here and all over the world including Paris and New York. Her gig will feature songs from some of the greats from the 70s think icons like Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Aretha Franklin. Her voice and presence is captivating and will provide the classiest way to slide into the weekend early.
Melanie Griffiths is a music writer, reviewer and an ardent supporter of the West Australian music scene. With a career spanning several years, Mel is one of Perth’s most active reviewers contributing to several local and national publications. Concert highlights have included covering Paul McCartney and Prince as well as some ripper local bands including Methyl Ethel, Stella Donnelly and SUPEREGO.
- 27 Oct '20