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Archive for January, 2009

Trance Energy comes to Australia and is happening in Perth at Belvoir Amphitheatre on Sunday 12 April 2009.

After months of speculation, countless rumours and a collective fevered excitement from Australian trance and progressive fans, ID&T announces the first details for the inaugural Trance Energy Australian tour! Trance Energy will be touring the sun burnt country with dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Now in its tenth year, Holland’s epic Trance Energy event is globally renowned as the world’s biggest and best trance event with some 30,000 punters making the annual pilgrimage from the four corners of the planet to experience the unique majesty of Trance Energy. It’s as much about quality music and ground-breaking artists as it is about the spectacle; epic set pieces and jaw dropping productions never before seen in Australia.


Trance Energy 2009MARCO V
Gates open midday to 11:00pm.
18+ Licensed show.

Tickets for $99 + booking fee from: Mills; Planet; Live Clothing (All Stores); Star Surf Perth & Mandurah and www.heatseeker.com.au.

jackson jackson tools for survival cdJackson Jackson perform at the Rosemount Hotel in North Perth on 21 February 2009.

Following on from their recent run of sold out shows around the country and the release of their accomplished second album ‘Tools For Survival’, Jackson Jackson will be heading straight back out on the road for live dates throughout Australia to keep you dancing this February.
A folk rock psychedelic collective of musicians led by Harry James Angus and Jan Skubiszewski, Jackson Jackson’s live show is an event which features a wall of synthesisers, drums, guitars, and soaring melodies from the sexy 5 piece vocal section the Jackson Jackson 5.

Tickets through Heatseeker for $40.00 + booking fee.

Jackson Jackson website

Metal bands Death Angel and Armored Saint tour Australia for the first time ever, and perform in Perth on Sunday 15 March 2009 at Capitol.

Death Angel and Armored Saint are Icons of Thrash and Metal. They were there at the start and despite experiencing enough trials and tibulations that would put most bands out of commission forever, they are still powering away in metals modern age.
With both bands crossing the generational gap, this tour will see metal fans young and old come out to experience a night of thrash just like it was 1985!!

Tickets through Heatseeker and Moshtix and outlets for $60.50 + booking fee.

The highlights of what’s on in Perth, Western Australia, from Tuesday 27 January to Sunday 1 February 2009.

Please submit events you think should be listed.


The Waifs with Ani DiFranco and Mama Kin at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on 29 January

The Whitlams – Live at the Quarry – 30 (sold out) and 31 January and 1 February

Cinema Prague CD Launch at the Railway Hotel on 30 January

Christine Anu and Deni Hines at The Charles Hotel on Friday 30 January

Delta Goodrem at King’s Park on Saturday 31 January

Eddy Current Suppression Ring at Mojos Bar on 31 January

CRAZY P at Capitol on 31 January

The Big Night Out at Shape on Saturday 31 January

Big Day Out 2009 with Neil Young, Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, The Living End etc etc at Claremont Showgrounds 1 February – SOLD OUT

Christine Anu & Deni Hines at Newport Hotel on Sunday 1 February


Burlesque Lounge Launch Party on Friday 30 January

Wai-con 2009 at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 31 Jan and Sunday 1 Feb

Fremantle Village Art Markets at Kings Square every Thursday from 10am to 5pm until end of April 09

Oxford St Markets in Leederville from 9am to 5pm every Saturday until 28 March

City of Stirling’s Summerset Festival with Retro Rock at Scarborough Reserve on Saturday 31 Jan

The Markets @ Perth Cultural Centre – every Saturday and Sunday


Cirque du Soleil with ‘Dralion’ at Langley Park from 29 January to 25 March

Dave Hughes at the Regal Theatre on 30 and 31 January

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare WA in Kings Park from 5 to 30 January

For other (local) theatre productions, see the Taz Entertainment website

kate miller-heidkeKate Miller-Heidke returns to Perth and performs at Amplifier on Thursday 19 March, Players Bar Mandurah on 20 March and the Fly By Night in Fremantle on Saturday 21 March 2009.

Fearless. That was the word that kept coming up when Kate Miller-Heidke was dreaming up her second album. Fun was another one. The fact that she dared to dream either of them while her debut of ‘07, LITTLE EVE, was still ringing loud and clear suggests a couple more F-words. Forward. And Fast.
CURIOUSER radiates a newfound sense of mutual certainty from the first song. “The One Thing I Know” is an audacious mash-up of primal percussion, stomp box, ’80s synth squiggles, oddball sound effects and operatic interjections that sticks together into a seamless three minutes of timeless radio pop with enough glue left over to stick in any head in its path.

Tickets from Heatseeker for $20 + booking fee.

Biffy ClyroScottish rockers Biffy Clyro return to Australia and perform in Perth on Saturday 21 March 2009 at Capitol!

You’ll have heard of biffy clyro before of course. About how Simon Neil and school friend twins James and Ben Johnston formed their first band as young teenagers at school in the nearby town of Kilmarnock in 1995 over a shared love of experimental rock and hardcore.
And you’ll probably know about their three albums; Blackened Sky, The Vertigo Of Bliss and Infinity Land, which slowly saw them notch up higher and higher chart positions.
Two and a half years later the bands hard work was unveiled as the next truly, historically, important rock record to come out of the British Isles. It was called Puzzle and was released in September 2007. Puzzle was a gigantic, ostentatious raising of their game.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 28 January from Moshtix.

18+ gig.

Biffy Clyro official website, and myspace.

amanda palmerAmanda Palmer returns to Australia with her band The Danger Ensemble, and performs her first ever show in Perth at the Fly By Night in Fremantle on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March 2009.

A one-woman machine, The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer is a rock musician, artist, writer, political activist and more. With a penchant for the complicated, Amanda Palmer’s debut solo outing Who Killed Amanda Palmer snowballed from a small idea into a project that’s nothing short of brilliant.
Who Killed Amanda Palmer sees our fearless heroine weaving together the many threads of her personality, her interests, her extensive artistic family, her astute, witty world observations and the stark openness of her feelings into a dynamic record that pushes emotional limits while staying true to its genius creator. From Amanda Palmer, we would expect nothing less.

Zoe Keating and Lyndon Chester support.

Tickets on sale from Ticketek.

18+ show.

Amanda Palmer official website, and myspace.

morbid angelMorbid Angel return to Australia after 13 years and perform at Capitol in Perth on Wednesday 3 June 2009.

To see past the secure foundations of convention and into an entirely new state of being demands the strength, conviction and true sense of purpose possessed only by a chosen few. They are the innovators, the leaders, the ones who transcend perceived limitations. MORBID ANGEL have consistently succeeded in shattering the musical, spiritual and ideological boundaries of extreme music while unquestionably retaining their core element of brutal and inspirational excellence.

Doors open 7.30pm.

Tickets from 27 January at Moshtix for $60 + booking fee.

Morbid Angel official website

NZ comedian and actor Rhys Darby, probably best known for playing band manager Murray Hewitt in ‘Flight of the Conchords’, comes to Perth for a live show on Tuesday 10 March at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco.

By combining stand-up story telling with physical theatre Rhys has developed a truly unique style of comedy performance. His sensational blend of sound effects, characterizations and askew observations have been reducing audiences world-wide to a state of bewildered hysteria since he launched himself onto the international circuit in 2002.
Rhys is currently starring in Jim Carrey’s film ‘Yes Man’ which is in cinemas now. In April he will be seen in ‘The Boat That Rocked’ a new film by Richard Curtis.
In the meantime Rhys has been filming the second series of ‘Flight of the Conchords’ which airs in January in the US and later this year in Australia.

Tickets on sale Tuesday 27 January from Ticketek for $45.50.

Rhys Darby myspace

Australia Day is next Monday, 26 January 2009.

The main events:

City of Perth – Skyworks
Fireworks spectacular from 9pm. Entertainment and air and boat shows from 2pm, see program.

Ngalang Koolark at the Supreme Court Gardens from 5 to 8.30pm, celebrating traditional and contemporary Indigenous culture. Free entry.

City of Fremantle
Cracker night from 8.45pm at the Fishing Boat Harbour. Good places to view the fireworks are around Fishing Boat Harbour, Bathers Beach, Monument Hill, Esplanade Reserve, South Beach, North Mole and the Round House.

City of Armadale
From 5pm there will be entertainment and amusement rides in Minnawarra Park, and fireworks from 8.45pm.

Town of Bassendean
From 6pm to 9pm there will be a concert, ceremonies and fireworks at Ashfield Reserve.

Mindarie Marina (City of Wanneroo)
Children’s entertainment, live bands, market stalls and fireworks from 5 to 9.30pm.

For more events, check out your local council website. Most local councils have something happening, but the ones above are the only ones with fireworks.

Some other events on Australia Day:

Hip Mo’ Toast Australia Day Concert at Quarry Amphitheatre from 7pm

Day on the Beach 2009 in North Fremantle from 4pm

Survival 2009 at Fremantle Park in Fremantle, from 1 to 8pm

Grafton Primary, Miami Horror, Tame Impala at The Leederville from 5 to 11pm

Havaianas Thong Challange at Sorrento Beach from 9am to 4pm

And there’s a Partial Solar Eclipse between 5 and 7pm! See Scitech for more info!

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