The Music Scene

78 Records

  • When:930-530 Mon-Thurs, 930-6 Fri, 9-5 Sat, 11-5 Sun
  • Where:Upstairs at 255 Murray St Mall Perth
  • Tel:9322 6384
  • Web:www.78records.com.au
  • Good for:hard to find records and buying tickets for the latest gigs.

After 42 years in their Hay Street home, 78 Records moved upstairs to the Murray Street Mall in late 2012. 78s has been an institution in Perth for decades, and everyone has a memory of the store – whether it be catching a live band, attending a listening party, working there, or saving their pennies as teenagers to buy the latest indie release. Read full review

 

Amplifier

  • When:Late into the evening, check the website for upcoming shows.
  • Where:Access via the laneway, 383 Murray St Perth
  • Tel:9321 7606
  • Web:www.amplifiercapitol.com.au
  • Good for:live music and late night dancing.

There are a few good reasons to like this grungy city bar and popular music venue, Amplifier. The first is obvious – the excellent line-up of local and international artists. Read full review

Astor Theatre

  • When:Evenings, check website for events.
  • Where:659 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9370 1777
  • Web:www.liveattheastor.com.au
  • Good for:live music in an iconic art deco setting.

The Astor no longer shows regular movie releases, but rather this art deco cinema is now a venue for live music, comedy and theatre. Read full review

 

Dada Records

Diabolik Books and Records

Fat Shan Records

  • When:10-6 Mon-Sat, 12-5 Sun, Friday evenings open late with live music
  • Where:The Basement, 37 Barrack St Perth
  • Web:www.fatshanrecords.com
  • Good for:checking out the local music scene, through cds as well as in the flesh.

Sometimes great things happen when friends grab an opportunity and run with it. The team at Fat Shan’s did just that when they wanted to create a forum to showcase Perth’s local music. The headliner act of Fat Shan Records is the shop. Read full review

Fly by Night Musicians Club

  • When:Check website for upcoming shows
  • Where:1 Holdsworth St Fremantle, Entrance on Parry St
  • Tel:9430 5976
  • Web:www.flybynight.org
  • Good for:a great variety of live music.

Fremantle Arts Centre

  • When:Shop 10-5 Mon-Sun, check site for many more events
  • Where:1 Finnerty St Fremantle
  • Tel:9432 9555
  • Web:www.fac.org.au
  • Good for:the local Freo arts hub.

Immerse yourself in Freo’s relaxed vibe at this historic building, which exudes character and charm. Fremantle Arts Centre is the place to go for a cultural feast for the senses. Read full review

Jack Rabbit Slims

  • When:9pm-5am Fri-Sat
  • Where:133 Aberdeen St Northbridge
  • Tel:9325 6677
  • Web:www.jackrabbitslims.net
  • Good for:live bands and late nights.

Mojo’s Bar

  • When:Mon-Sunday
  • Where:237 Queen Victoria Ave, North Freo
  • Tel:9430 4010
  • Web:www.mojosbar.com.au
  • Good for:checking out the local live music scene

Mojo’s is the first and last word in Perth’s local music scene. It’s the perennial favourite of everyone from local up-and-comers to international tourers Read full review

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