Some decent acts to kick off spring with a bang this September, with a nice mixture of rock bands and electronic acts hitting Perth throughout the month and Listen Out kicking off the festival, there is much for punters to sink their teeth into.
Ocean Alley – Capitol, Perth – Friday September 8
If you’re looking for some chilled-out rock that has the emotional knockout that the McGregor v Mayweather match DIDN’T have, then Ocean Alley will surely be your jam – any live rendition of the The Comedown is bound to be killer – the band will playing this Friday at Capitol.
Luke Million – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth – Fri September 8
Luke Million is hitting up Jack Rabbit Slims alongside Mookhi and Nocturnal Tapes. Hitting out some hypnotic, funked out electronica, you might be lucky to catch a play of the track Hypnotised, a collaboration between Million and Last Dinosaurs. Its about meth of course, so make sure to leave the pipe at home.
Amy Shark – Capitol, Perth – Saturday September 9
There’s a romance of Adidas Tracksuit tops with Shark – who know’s maybe it’s the real ‘bae’ behind Adore, a beloved sports jacket – we at GROK like to think so. Hitting up Perth quite a few times of the past year, catch her again at Capital on September 9 to see her before the year is out.
The Creases – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth – Sat September 9
Touring across the country in order to push their debut album Tremelow, unique wardrobe choices and hairstyles from another decade. The Creases will be joined alongside Hatchie to smooth out jaunty rhythms and sexy guitar riffs.
Mew – Capitol Perth – Wed September 13
These Danish alt-rockers will be hitting up Capitol – if you’re enticed to check out some alternative rock from places that are a bit further afield from the local scene, this is the gig for you.
Ali Barter – (Rollercoaster, Mandurah) September Friday 15/(Rosemount, North Perth) September Saturday 16
Running two dates on her One Foot In tour, Ali Barter is set to play at both Rollercoaster in Mandurah AND the Rosemount Hotel in Perth. Be sure to be treated to a catchy array of witty femme song-writing that homages the alt-rock of the 90’s. Supported by local staples Ellie Schoen and Stella Donnelly, its sure to be a good one.
Young Robin + Raksha + Iceage Sugar + JFK + Choking Stanley + Scarlet Drive + Figurehead – Badlands, Perth – Saturday September 16
A loaded local line-up, local indie quintet Young Robin will be launching their latest single Stay at Badlands. Be prepared to listen to some pleasant indie vibes, they are also GROK artist of the month for September – check them out yo.
Pond + Body Type + Reef Prince – Fremantle Prison – Saturday September 16
Whenever a gig goes down at Fremantle Prison there are always some serious Shawshank Redemption vibes. The venue alone makes this gig a unique one – come for the venue, stay for POND. Hitting up their hometown as a part of The Weather tour, they will be supported alongside with Body Type and Reef Prince – get psyched.
Gang Of Youths – Metropolis Fremantle – Saturday September 16
After relocating to London earlier in the year and returning to Australia with latest album Go Farther In Lightness. Be sure to watch one of the best live Australian rock acts out right now. With their heavy emotional tones combined with charged rock instrumentals from David Le’aupepe and co will make for a decent Saturday night in Freo.
London Grammar – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle – Sunday September 17
Releasing The Truth Is A Beautiful Thing earlier in the year, Nottingham natives London Grammar will be playing two dates at Fremantle Arts Centre on both Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of September. Whether its the deeply evocative vocals from Hannah Reid or production from Dot Major, be sure to lather yourself amongst their camaraderie whilst on stage.
The Preatures + Polish Club + Boat Show – Capitol, Perth – Saturday September 23
The Preatures will be hitting up Capitol alongside local staple Boat Show and intense rockers Polish Club. Expect a high-octane rock set filled with catchy beats and old-school guitar solos.
The Orwells – Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth – Saturday September 23
‘Garage Punk’ rockers The Orwells are hitting Perth for the first time at Jack Rabbit Slims. Expect something a bit rough around the edges and a little bit DIY, there is something almost cheeky about them. If you are into no-nonsense, homemade rock then head down to these guys.
Listen Out – HBF Arena (Joondalup), Joondalup – Sunday September 24
The only live music event in the entire year that’ll enable you to see adolescents chugging Passion Pop in the urban coutures of Joondalup Lakeside Shopping Centre is Listen Out. Featuring artists Bryson Tiller, Future, Duke Dumont, Jai Wolf and many others, tech heads go hard or go home – or just binge on a snack-pack voraciously at the end of the night.
Angus & Julia Stone – Perth Concert Hall, Perth – Saturday September 30
The Stone siblings are at it again with latest single Chateau and a show at Perth Concert Hall at the end of the month. Also great to see live, best to catch them now before they throw themselves into their own solo projects again.