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17 Festive Perth gigs to get you through the holidays

13 Dec


Your local music guide to all the Christmas and New Years parties happening this month. Start planning your holidays now!

A Very Filthy Xmas V
8pm Friday 14th December 2018 @ Amplifier Bar

’Tis The Season once again. It’s time for another edition of “A Very Filthy Xmas” brought to you by Madness Music Management and sponsored by Prime Cuts and Direct Touring. Featuring a heavy-fueled lineup with acts such as Nails of Imposition (“Surpassing Carbon Decay” Album and merch launch), Population Control, Bayview Suspect, and Lidahmer.
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Jingle Jangle Christmas
8pm Friday 21st December 2018 @ Mojo’s Bar

Perth’s premier Power Pop bands combine for a night of rockin’ fun when they play this years’ Jingle Jangle Christmas show at Mojos Bar on Friday December 21. Lineup consists of internationally acclaimed guitar pop titans DM3 (featuring Dom Mariani – The Stems), The Chevelles and The Psychotic Reactions.
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A Very Hensby Christmas & DJ Smokestack Ash
8pm Friday 21st December 2018 @Rodney’s Bait and Tackle

Bells will be jingling all the way on this very Hensby Christmas. Steve Hensby and his band will treats us to a double helping of musical pavlova, and there’ll be plenty of ham. The wise men are too smart to miss it….are you? And wrapping up the night is Dj Smokestack Ash who we are happy to have back from Germany.
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Christmas Blowout
7pm Friday 21st December 2018 @ Indi Bar

Christmas is the time of giving! So in the spirt of Christmas, Big Tommo & The Indi Bar are giving you the Christmas gig of the year! An excuse to let your hair down, don the red and white hat and absorb a night of indie rock pop and sexy riffs in one of Perth’s raddest purveyors of tunes by the sea … The Indi Bar!!! With awesome local acts MĀGE, Platform 2, JEEPER, Sunday Trip and Porch.
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A Breaking Punk Christmas
8pm Saturday 22nd December 2018 @ Amplifier Capitol

To celebrate the end of 2018 and throw some fuck yeah under the tree Amplifier Capitol have gifted us with the return of  Los Hombres, here to perform The Offspring’s 4th LP Ixnay On The Hombre in it’s entirety! Accompanying Los Hombres is ska punks The Donald Trumpets as they launch their single ‘Coping Mechanisms’, along with Two For Flinching, Triggerlip and Reefeater playing their debut gig.
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All I want for Christmas is Soukouss!
8pm Saturday 22nd December 2018 @ Mojo’s Bar

Ladies, booties and gentlemen, you must’ve been good all year long, because Santa Kwasa Kwasa got us back to our favourite venue for an epic Christmas party! Featuring the soulful RNB and Dancehall-infused Afrobeats master, Adrian Dzvuke & Band and to spin some sweet Soca music, Reggae, Dancehall and Afrobeats to wrap up the night in style, DJ Simmo Tee.
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Pat Chow | Xmas Party
6pm Sunday 23rd December 2018 @ The Aardvark

Here we go again… it’s time for the PAT CHOW XMAS PARTY! Head down to The Aardvark to catch arguably Perth’s best rock n roll band spreading cheer and spilling beer all over the basement, with a little help from their festive friends: Lucy Peach, the Psychotic Reactions, Odlaw, Ghost Care and Pastel Suburbs.
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Drapht & Friends Xmas Party
6pm Sunday 23rd December 2018 @ The Rosemount Hotel

To celebrate the release of his new music and being home in Perth for the festive season, Drapht is throwing a massive Christmas Party / Sunday Sesh at his old stomping ground, The Rosie. With a seriously stacked lineup of Perth’s finest including; Your Girl Pho, Nfa Jones & Charlie Bucket, Premiss & Hyclass and Marksman Lloyd.
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Christmas Eve-Eve at The 459
8pm Monday 24th December 2018 @ The 459

Come on down for a cosy night of fun new bands at the 459 before you deal with your family! With only $5 on the door, this night filled with music from Connor Hart & the Love Weapons, Zorah, Ra Ra Viper and more to be announced. This is sure to be a festive treat!
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Christmas Eve Wide Open Mic Night
5pm Monday 24th December 2018 @ Mojo’s Bar

New and not so old acts come together to get merry and play not-so-Christmassy tunes, including: Pinco Nico, Tasha Mitchell, Scott James, Emlyn Johnson, Sealamb, John K Angel, Antonio Correa, The Humble Bees and Codablack (Melbourne).
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Sweetman pres. Big BIG Boxing Day Gig #2
4pm Wednesday 26th December 2018 @ Mojo’s Bar

SWEETMAN presents Big BIG Boxing Day Gig #2 featuring a BIG array of local sound from psych-rock to soul, blues to electro-pop and everything in between! With a mind blowing lineup including J.F.K, Axe Girl, Adrian Dzvuke & band, Bass Lemon, Airline Food, Lilia, Man Sandal, Ella Munro, Atlas Chasers and Garden Island.
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Carpark Party – Boxing Day
5pm Wednesday 26th December 2018 @ The Bird

It’s that time of the year when you feel like being outside with a drink, a lil’ dance and hanging out … We’re extending The Bird’s Backyard into the carpark for one big ‘Carpark Party!’ With BARI, House of BOK, ClubbMedd, MATT T and BRUNA providing the tasty tunes.
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Totes Boxing Day w/ DJ Defs Worth It (Kevin Parker)
7pm Wednesday 26th December 2018 @ The Rosemount Hotel

Ian Kenny (Birds of Tokyo, Karnivool) – a.k.a. DJ Kenny Kan Do – plays Totes Boxing Day with very special friends also playing records.
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Plug Into 2019 | New Year’s Eve
6pm Monday 31st December 2018 @ The Rosemount Hotel

There’s a blues artist electricity in this here town and it’s sustainability and renewable nature are best enjoyed live with a drink in hand. A lineup sure to zap you all over, those larrikins and rock style-meisters The Southern River Band, Abbe May, Moonlighter, The Tommyhawks, WebRumors and Bald Beagle. PLUS!! In the Four5Nine band room, Rockin’ Hendy, Don the Rat from the Homicides’ new band SICK POSE, Paige McNaugh Experience-MX, Werewolf and the Bonekickers.
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Mojo’s Bar NYE
6pm Monday 31st December 2018 @ Mojo’s Bar

There’s a Mojo’s family party happening on New Year’s Eve. Headlining is Mojo’s yardie, Peter Bibby along side Doctopus, Hyclass, Felicity Groom, Fraeya, Big Cry, Oosterbanger, New Nausea, Jack Davies, Grace Armstrong and Sara Salt.
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The Big Bang NYE w/Superego Spacey Jane Carla Geneve & More
6pm Monday 31st December 2018 @ Rock Rove

Prepare for an explosive NYE gathering of the next wave of West Australian music. Featuring Superego FKA POW Negro, Carla Geneve, Soukouss Internationale, Jack Davies & the Bush Chooks and Butter. It’s been a bloody great year, meteoric you might even say. Let’s cap it off together in the heart of Freo – see ya on the dance floor.
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Badlands New Year’s Eve – feat. Gyroscope & Many More
6pm Monday 31st December 2018 @ Badlands Bar

It’s Badlands Bar’s third New Year’s Eve and this year they are raising the bar! don’t miss out on the chance to party to Perth’s punk-rock legends Gyroscope as well as Axe Girl, Sly Withers, FLOSSY, Black Stone from the Sun, J.F.K, The Shakeys, Yomi Ship, Trolley Boy and Moth.
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