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WAMEDIA WATCH: Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Hidden Treasures, Spinning Top, Mike Harris…

17 Jul

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A lot happens in two weeks in the local music world, but luckily WAM is here to remind you of a few highlights for local artists doing mint things;

Celebrating NAIDOC Week last Wednesday on WAM’s regular segment on 720 ABC‘s Drive, The Struggling Kings (pictured, above) played a great version of classic No Diggity live in the studio. Listen here.

Forget Kim Kardashian covers in the US, the Australian Rolling Stone‘s editor was recently in WA and headed to Hidden Treasures, giving it a big thumbs up! Get down before it’s over…  More info here.

East coast trendsetting blog Hhhhappy recently compiled a short list of ‘awesome Australian indie labels’ and Spinning Top – home to Peter Bibby, Pond, Felicity Groom and current album releasers Tame Impala – made the cut, as they deservingly should. More info here.

TheMusic.com.au revealed one of the finest festivals in Australia – and previous WA Music Award winner –  Southbound will be expanding this coming year. More info here.

ABC News Perth did a feature on WA venues, giving air to the Metric heads behind new venue Jack Rabbit Slim’s (opening this weekend), and also featuring Timothy Nelson and WAM’s CEO Mike Harris discussing the venues situation in Perth. Scroll to about the 20 minute mark to view here.

Wheatbelt Touring Circuit act The Wilds have been talking up a storm, featuring live on Pirate 88 FM Fremantle (listen here) and also on ABC Midwest & Wheatbelt (listen here).

Any big news items of interest, we’d love to hear from you! Please send info to [email protected] for consideration in this section, plus WAM’s weekly local music segment on 720 ABC Drivetime with John McGlue - happening Wednesdays around 4.30pm.

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