WEEK 2: 6th – 12th
Ever thought to yourself: “What other methods are there of musical expression?” Well, Making the Makestra will have some (playable) answers for you! This exhibition by Cissi Tsang, Jean-Michel Maujean and Zal Kanga-Parabia, will explore the fundamentals of Light, Sound and Harmony through some cool as instruments such as 3D printed flutes, a playable plant, an interactive star sonification and more. Making the Makestra runs ‘til 10th March with a closing concert ft. sounds created during the exhibition!
Head up to BLANK SPACE to celebrate the power of softness and the launch of As If’s latest zine “You, me; soft”. Printed by Neighbourhood Press, the zine features only the softest of poetry alongside photographs taken by Grace D’elbow, which will be on the walls for your viewing pleasure. Your local heroes Daisy’s Net, Your Girl Pho, Montana Wildhack and Lana will provide tunes!
Perth four-piece Vorsen have come out of hibernation and are ready to inject some dreamy and soulful sounds into your veins. Grounded in roots, blues, rock and soul, and recently placed in the limelight of local talent, Vorsen is ready to take 2017 by “Hurricane”, and where better off to start than with party @ Slim’s? A party’s never complete without some fellow friends so joining the jam are Creatures of Habit and Lofty Heights to make it complete!
One single release party is a good time but two single release parties in one means double the tunes, which means double the fun! The boys of Spunloves will be celebrating the release of their single “Slow Mo”, and the good ol’ Regular Boys with “Antiquated 7 inch”. On the night, Kitchen People, Boat Show, The Ohmy Days and Sight of Sound DJ’s will be playing their part too. You know where to go for a fine rock ‘n’ roll time…
WEEK 3: 13th – 19th
Feelin’ something a bit fancier than a Maccas run? Why not land at Elizabeth Quay for an exquisite showcase of WA’s finest food, drinks and entertainment! Find yourself amongst a collection of Perth’s diverse and most popular restaurants, small bars, food trucks, and WA’s best wineries, breweries and cideries. Say what you want about Perth but you can’t deny we’re expanding our taste buds with quality food & drinks popping up left, right and centre!
Be one step closer to the ever-expanding Void that is outer space, or at least one step closer to understanding those exo-planets NASA just discovered, at Astronomy WA’s Astrofest! For fun times, observe space through optical and radio telescopes, and feel that comforting dread when the realisation of how small we are hits you! All of this family friendly fun for a low, low price of nothing!
Perth rockers RAG N’ BONE have released their debut album “A Handful of Ash” and with an album release comes celebration. “A Handful of Ash” is a statement of love, loss, communication, family and politics explored through a rock lens. Supporting the night will be Dream Rimmy, HUSSY and Last Quokka. This album — and its launch — is not something you want to miss!
WEEK 4: 20th – 26th
24th March, 6pm | Sweet Oblivion: Figurehead Single Launch | YMCA HQ, Leederville | $8
Young pop/rock boys Figurehead have made a rising name for themselves since their conception in 2014, and they’re continuing to ride the waves through 2017. Catch them at HQ for their first gig of the year and hear some new tunes they’ve been working on! Open your ears up to Pot Plant House Party, BELGRADE and DIY Rainclouds, who will be joining Figurehead on the night.
Hang out with Almond Soy as they play their first gig at none other than The Bird! Are these boys a fan of almonds and soy? Do they play Mongolian techno? Is all of this just a hoax? We’re not sure. But what we are sure of is that Ah Trees will be bringing the funky vibes and Hannah will provide the 60s garage rock. Everything else can be confirmed by going to The Bird on Wednesday 25th March 2017…
Brisbane-based soul boy Jordan Rakei and his full piece band will be gracing Perth with his soulection of earthy, neo-soul sound from his latest album “Cloak”. With a banger of a support line up that is Ruby May & The Aqua Rhombus, POW! Negro and Nicole Filev, it’s going to be a night of grooves, grooves, grooves…