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Archive for October, 2006

Little_Britain_LiveThe Little Britain Live Show is finally coming to Perth! After seeing shows go on sale for the Eastern States, I’ve been wondering when it would be Perth’s turn!

Matt Lucas and David Williams will be performing their live show at Challenge Stadium on Saturday 3 to Friday 9 March 2007. (extra dates added, some days sold out)

Prepare to see catchphrase favourites Lou & Andy, Laydee’s Emily & Florence, Bubbles De Vere, Vicky ‘yeah but no’ Pollard, Fat Fighter Majorie Dawes, ‘only gay in the village’ Daffyd, Margaret & Judy, ‘computer says no’ Carole, questionable hypnotist Kenny Craig, Sebastian the PM’s aide, and many more upstanding citizens of Little Britain. The slick production features two 45 minute sets, computer generated projections, Tom Baker voiceovers, and some of the speediest costume changes ever!

Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster.

Prices start at $100 for a silver ticket.

More info here.

FireworksGloucester Park have planned a whole evening of entertainment, including fireworks from 11.40pm.
From 4pm to 1.30am enjoy the following musical entertainment:
End of Fashion, Thirsty Merc, Faker and The Panics with support acts New Rules for Boats and One Shinning Moment.

The Family Stage features Our Generation, The Damien Cripps Band, Lip Service, Miranda Murphy and Pixie Chicks.

Other entertainment includes a free bouncy castle, free tatoos, a casino and harness racing.
There will be food and bars around the ground, no byo!
Shuttle busses will operate from the city centre and back, and there is parking available around Gloucester Park for a fee.

Tickets are $33 for adults, $7 for children (5-15 years) and free for children under 5. Family tickets are $70. Tickets and more info available through Ticketmaster and Gloucester Park.
Gloucester Park

DJ and producer Roger Sanchez will be in Perth on Sunday 28 January 2006, performing at Capitol in the city.

Tickets are $63.50 through Ticketmaster.

See newer up to date post with a list of concerts and festivals happening in Perth in 2007, click here.

So the ARIA awards for 2006 have been and gone, and I thought it might be a good idea to look at who’s heading over to perform in and around Perth in the coming months.

Eskimo Joe – best single, best music dvd
Performing a gig for Triple J Aus music month on 9 November at Metropolis. You need to listen to Triple J to win tickets.
They are also at Southbound in Busselton, and the Big Day Out on 4 February 2007.

Wolfmother – best breakthrough album, best rock album, best group
Performing at Southbound in Busselton on 6 January 2007.

Youth Group – best breakthrough single
Southbound in Busselton!

The Hilltop Hoods – best urban, best independent
Also at Southbound in Busselton! (hey, I told you I was impressed with the Southbound line-up!)

The Audreys – best blues & roots
Blues at Bridgetown in two weeks (seeyou there!) and Southbound in Bussetlon!!!

The Wiggles – best children’s album
At Burswood Dome on 30 November and 1 December

A lot of the others winners have been in Perth in the last year, including The Veronicas, Bob Evans, TV Rock (support for Rogue Traders), Human Nature, Lano & Woodley, Clare Bowditch and Bernard Fanning, So that’s just about everyone covered!

I’d also like to mention some that were nominated but didn’t win, that will be performing here soon.

Augie March is the main act at Escape to the Park on 25 November, along with Sarah Blasko, Tex Perkins, Josh Pyke and and The Panda Band.

The Sleepy Jackson will be at… Southbound!!! And at the Big Day Out.

The Whitlams are performing ‘A Day on the Green‘ on 12 November at Sandalford, along with Alex Loyd, Diesel and others.

Xavier Rudd is performing with Lior and Carus at the Belvoir Amphitheatre on 15 December.

Sneaky Sound System will be the support act for Robbie Williams.

The Presets…. at Southbound!

The John Butler Trio – 19 November at Metropolis, 20 November at The Fly By Night club, and 5 and 6 January at Southbound!

Pete Murray performs ‘An Evening on the Green‘ with Tim Finn, Ash Grunwald and Leena on 4 February 2007.

Kylie will be performing at Burswood in December, there’s still some random tickets available.

You Am I will also be at Southbound.

Gyroscope are playing at Gravity G-fest on 7 December, along with Aiden, Kisschasy, Parkway Drive and more.

For other bands making their way to Perth, check out the list of ‘Tickets on sale‘, the calendar, or just keep an eye on this blog, it’s updated just about daily!

WA’s Family Pet Xpo will be held at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 November 2006. There will be small pets, large farm animals, reptiles, baby animals and more.

Pet owners and animal lovers come now to see spectacular displays, demonstrations, hands-on animal petting, educational programs, special attractions, pet adoptions, product giveaways, entertainment and lots of food, fun and things for adults and kids to see, do and buy.

Adults/Seniors/Pensioners: $12.00
Children 5-16 yrs: $5.00
Children under 5: Free
Family Ticket: $30 (2 adults/2children)

See website for more details about the expo.

pretendersAnother Evening on the Green is lined up for 28 January 2007 (a busy night that!)
The Pretenders, Paul Kelly, WA’s The Kill Devil Hills and The Church are set to headline this one at Sandalford Wines in the Swan Valley.

“It’s never been my intention to change the world or set an example for others to follow. I just wanted to play guitar in a rock and roll band and make music that people could dig.” There’s no doubt Chrissie Hynde has achieved that and much, much more. As the lead singer and songwriter of THE PRETENDERS, Hynde has earnt her place in rock history as one of the genre’s most compelling lead singers in one of THE great rock bands.

Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster from Monday 13 November 2006.

At this time there are 3 other Evening on the Green’s scheduled, click on the links for more info:

Evening on the GreenTen Tenors, Grace Knight, Bojeme – King’s Park on 3 February 2007

Evening on the GreenPete Murray, Tim Finn, Ash Grunwald, Leena – King’s Park on 4 February 2007

Evening on the GreenCrosby, Stills and Nash – King’s Park on 17 Febuary 2007

My weekly summary with the highlights of what’s on this week; Monday 30 October to Sunday 5 November 2006. Check out the Event Calendar for more!

Ten Days on ARTRAGE is in full swing! Check out the Funk Club Block Party on Friday night, or the many events happening on the streets of Northbridge on Saturday night, including a dance spektakel and night market.
The Northbridge Festival in on Saturday and Sunday, in association with the City of Perth and ARTRAGE. See the full program and map here.

The Canning Show is happening on Friday evening and Saturday, with all the regular show stuff, a Battle of the Bands, BMX and Motorcross displays, and animal nursery and more.

The Darlington Arts Festival in on in ‘the Hills’ on Saturday and Sunday. Expect art works, craft stalls, demonstrations, ‘have a go’ workshops, food stalls and more.

The Subiaco Craft & Community Fair is held on Sunday, with stalls, entertainment, children’s rides and food.

Town of Bassendean Fair and Expo on Sunday, more info here.


Less Than Jake are performing at the Amplifier Bar on Tuesday night. Tickets $40.90 through BOCS.

Japan’s Guitar Wolf + Mach Pelican are performing at the Amplifier Bar on Friday 3 November. Tickets $27.20 through BOCS.

Greg Hastings is celebrating a 30 year music careers with special guests and ex-band the Mucky Duck Bush Band at the Fly By Night Club on Friday night. Tickets $15 at BOCS.


Alex Kidd is performing at Ambar on Friday night and D Ramirez at the Soda Bar.

If you feel like a couple of hours drive, you could go and see Jimmy Barnes perform at the Doodil Tavern, in Doodlakine, on the Great Eastern Highway. Tickets are $52 from BOCS. You can camp or swag there, and it’s an outdoor event.

Richard Clayderman is performing at the Burswood Theatre with his band and the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. Tickets from $75 through Ticketek.

For other ’smaller’ gigs check out this comprehensive gig guide.

Performing Arts / Theatre / Circus / Comedy

A black comedy drama, The Gin Game is a Pulitzer Prize winning play, and stars Julia Black and Terry Norris, the award winning husband-and-wife team. It’s on at the Playhouse Theatre from Wednesday 1 November to 11 November, and tickets are around $40 depending on when you go and concessions.

Cosi, a play by the Graduate Dramatic Society is on at the Dolphin Theatre at UWA from Friday to 11 November 06. Tickets $24, conc $18.

Fyodor’s Demons, a play by ‘cutting-edge Perth independent theatre company Last Seen Imagining’, is being performed at the Blue Room until 18 November.

Delicate Balance by Pocket Theatre is three one act plays by loca dramatists, and will performed at the Swan Basement from Tuesday to Friday. Tickets $15, conc $10.

Greg Fleet and Dave Grant (comedians) perform at The Carine on Wednesday night, and the Hyde Park Hotel on Thursday and Friday nights. Tickets are $30 through BOCS, see above links. For all other regular comedy nights, check out this post!

Everything Must Go, presented by Playlovers Inc. looks at musicals from the last 50 years. It’s happening at the Hackett Hall in Floreat from Saturday 4 November to 18 November, and tickets are $20 through BOCS.

The WA Opera opens with Tristan Und Isolde on Saturday night, and it’s only on for two nights after that, the 8th and 11th. Seems to be sold out, BOCS says to contact them.

Circus Joseph Ashton is in Bassendean from Friday until Sunday 19 November. Standard adult tickets around $20.


Luna Cinema’s has another ‘Talking Pictures’ event on Wednesday. Andrew Denton will introduce his new film/doco ‘God on My Side’ and answer questions afterwards. This event has sold out, but they will now have a second screening, also with an introduction by Andrew Denton, though without the Q&A. Tickets $15 at Luna.

The Australian International Animation Fest is happening at Luna in Leederville from Saturday until Monday.

Clydsdale Horse Show at Mussel Pool in Whiteman Park on Sunday.

For family fun see my Kids Enjoy Perth weblog!

Update February 07: this event is not going ahead in 2007, as the main organiser will not be available. So it should be going ahead for 2008.

After the The West reporting about this on Thursday, Tourism Minister Sheila McHale has now announced this new international event for Perth.

The Minister said that over the four-day event, music gurus would attend conferences during the day, then watch new and unsigned bands play in venues around Perth at night – meaning Western Australian music lovers also had access to great bands.

The first event will be held in November 2007 and will probably be attended by more than 500 people, with many more expected during 2008 and 2009 events, and maybe even beyond that.
In The City was first held in Manchester in 1992, and has helped launch the careers of bands like Oasis, Coldplay, Catatonia, Placebo, and Arctic Monkeys.

To read the whole press realease, see the Tourism WA website.

Link: In The City UK website

MCR TOUR AUSTRALIA in November/December 2007 but have not included Perth. Sign the petition to try and get them here anyway. Also see comments right at the bottom of this page!

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They’ll be at the Big Day Out on 4 February, but My Chemical Romance will also be performing at Metro City on 5 February 2007.

After selling more than 2 million copies of their record Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, My Chemical Romance, will be bringing a taste of their new epic, theatrical concept album The Black Parade with them to Big Day Out and a few select headline shows around the country.

Tickets go on sale from BOCS on Thursday 9 November 2006. Good chance that this will sell out.

Source: Chugg Entertainment

UPDATE: This gig has now changed to an ALL AGES gig, probably due to lobbying from the underage crowd, see comments below! Have fun peoples!

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