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A CITY OF FREMANTLE FESTIVAL

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Hidden Hidden TREASURES TREASURES WINTER MUSIC SERIES

in fremantle’s west end

EVERY THURSDAY in JULY

www.fremantlestory.com.au/hiddentreasures


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Welcome to

HIDDEN HIDDEN TREASURES TREASURES 2016 2016

The Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is one of the absolute gems of Fremantle’s music calendar. Created to bring more life and music into the historic, character-filled clubs along High Street in Fremantle’s West End, the month-long music festival has grown into a comprehensive snapshot of the WA music scene; past and present. This year more than 45 acts will play across five venues in the West End, so there is no reason to hibernate this winter! Icons like The Kill Devil Hills, Jim Fisher, Carus Thompson and The Floors sit side by side on a very diverse line-up with newer, buzzy bands like Verge Collection, Mt. Mountain and Stella in a schedule that’s intended to introduce audiences to bands they might not usually see. We’re also proud to introduce a live music photography exhibition with a Fremantle touch, curated by WA music identity Bob Gordon, and our first designated band merchandise hub and hangout, Nonna’s Lounge where the public can meet the musicians. I look forward to seeing you side of stage! Dr Brad Pettitt Mayor, City of Fremantle


Ticketing Tickets are only available on the door at each venue. One $15 ticket gets you entry to all five venues for that evening only. Please note: some venues have limited capacity – first in best dressed. Club members are entitled to free entry to that venue when presenting their membership card.

Connect with us www.fremantlestory.com.au/hiddentreasures /hiddentreasuresfremantle @freofestivals @freofestivals

Accessibility Alternative formats of this program available on request. Accessibility varies, please check wheelchair access with venues directly.

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VENUES VENUES

NATIONAL HOTEL NATIONAL HOTEL 98 High Street, Fremantle

Serving the punters of Fremantle since 1886, the National Hotel celebrates old school folk and rock in the ambient upstairs space of this beautifully restored heritage building. www.national-hotel-fremantle.com.au 9335 6688

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NAVY CLUB NAVY CLUB 64 High Street, Fremantle The historic Navy Club has played host to a bevy of classic Fremantle bands since its establishment in 1947 and this year’s Hidden Treasures festival is no exception. Get into the groove on the second floor of the Navy Club every Thursday in July. Membership: from $30 www.navyclub.com.au 9336 3752

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BUFFALO CLUB BUFFALO CLUB 54 High Street, Fremantle

With its cosy club feel and nicely priced drinks, the Buffalo Club is one of Fremantle’s best kept secrets...but not for long. Rock out to awesome sets every Thursday during the series. Membership: $30 9335 1992

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BAR BAR ORIENT ORIENT 39 High Street, Fremantle New to the Hidden Treasures lineup this year, Bar Orient has played a significant part in Fremantle’s live music history and will host a series of stellar bands over four weeks. It will also be hosting an exhibition of historic Fremantle music photography. www.barorient.com 9336 2455

PS Art PS Art Space Space (PSAS) (PSAS) 22 Pakenham Street, Fremantle PSAS is a project space for the experience of contemporary art based in a lovingly restored West End heritage building. Each Thursday during Hidden Treasures, experience cutting-edge performances, visuals and DJs. www.psas.com.au 9430 8145 9


Thursday Thursda y 7 Jul 7 July y National Hotel DOORS OPEN - 6.30PM

Stumbling Block Showcase 7.00PM Songwriters meet monthly at the City of Fremantle’s workshop space The Meeting Place to thrash out new material. Here, they debut it!

Joel Barker 8.30PM This singer-songwriter’s music frolics between soft melodic folk, rollicking countrified lilts and rock with surprising vehemence.

(pictured) 9.45PM A folk artist with a cracking band and a penchant for stripey pants. This local darling is a world class act to be reckoned with. Lucy Peach

Special Guest DJ 10.45PM Catch a late night DJ spot each week from a surprise Freo personality.

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Buffalo Club DOORS OPEN - 7.00PM

Mo Wilson & The Drivers 8.15PM Mo Wilson and the Drivers, an all star band featuring some of WA’s best musicians, emerge for a rare show. Don’t miss this performance from the Freo ‘lounge rock’ favourites.

Carus Thompson 9.30PM From quiet ballads, to all out folk-rockers and reggae dancefloor fillers – globetrotting troubadour Carus Thompson always ensures an energetic and passionate pub-rock performance.

Dave Brewer Band

(pictured) 10.45PM

A highly regarded guitarist, Brewer has been the backbone of seminal Australian acts including The Elks, The Dynamic Hepnotics, The Mighty Reapers and The Catholics.

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Thursday Thursda y 7 Jul 7 July yContinued

Bar Orient DOORS OPEN - 7.00PM

Exhibition Opening 8.00PM

20 Clicks: A Photographic Survey of Freo Music

Former X-Press Editor Bob Gordon has trawled through the archives of newspapers, libraries and private collections to compile a decadespanning exhibition of Fremantle-focussed rock photography.

(pictured) 9.15PM Expect chorus-soaked guitars, driving bass lines and carefully woven vocal melodies that are guided by pop instinct. Segue Safari

The Durongs 10.30PM Sliding into the local gig circuit in 2015, this Fremantle five have revived a refreshing blend of rhythm and blues, folk and boogie. 12


Navy Club PS Art DOORS OPEN - 8.00PM

Peter Bibby9.00PM Peter Bibby is a pie maker, renderer and musician. His pies are delicious and hearty, his rendering is just gorgeous and his music not half bad.

The Kill Devil Hills play Heathen Songs

(pictured)

10.15PM Having just released a new studio album and set to tour the country with it, the KDH play a special one-off performance of their classic debut Heathen Songs in full as well as a selection of recent work.

Space

DOORS OPEN - 8.00PM

Jacob Diamond

(pictured)

9.30PM Jacob Diamond is an alt-folk oddity with an attention to detail. Perth’s scraggiest singer-songwriter has intrigued crowds around the country and is one the state’s most-talked about new artists.

Usurper of Modern Medicine 10.45PM A power trio of intense drums, overdriven bass, analogue synth and digital processing that turn live loops, wild amplification and pure groove into a formidable wall of sound.

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20 Clicks: 20 Clicks: A Photographic A Photographic Survey of Survey of Freo Music Freo Music

Bar Orient

7 JULY - 28 JULY Open daily throughout the series.

Former X-Press Editor Bob Gordon has trawled through the archives of newspapers, libraries and private collections to compile a decade-spanning exhibition of Fremantle-focussed rock photography.

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Morgan Bain and Kav Temperley - photo by Rachael Barrett


CalendarJuly 7 Calendar THE NATIONAL

THE BUFFALO

THE ORIENT

NAVY CLUB

PSAS

7.00PM 7.15PM 7.30PM 7.45PM

STUMBLING BLOCK SHOWCASE 7.00 - 8.00

8.00PM 8.15PM 8.30PM 8.45PM 9.00PM

JOEL BARKER 8.30 - 9.15

MO WILSON & THE DRIVERS 8.15PM - 9PM

20 CLICKS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION OPENING 8.00 - 8.45

9.15PM PETER BIBBY 9.00 - 9.45

9.30PM 9.45PM 10.00PM 10.15PM

LUCY PEACH 9.45 - 10.30

CARUS THOMPSON 9.30 - 10.15PM

SEGUE SAFARI 9.15 - 10.00

10.30PM 10.45PM 11.00PM 11.15PM

FREONALITY DJ 10.45 - 11.30

DAVE BREWER BAND 10.45 - 11.30

THE DURONGS 10.30 - 11.15

JACOB DIAMOND 9.30 - 10.15

THE KILL DEVILS HILLS PLAY HEATHEN SONGS 10.15 - 11.15

USURPER OF MODERN MEDICINE 10.45 - 11.30

11.30PM

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CalendarJuly 14 Calendar THE NATIONAL

THE BUFFALO

THE ORIENT

NAVY CLUB

PSAS

7.30PM 7.45PM 8.00PM

DAVID CRAFT 7.30 - 8.15 FISHER & SON 7.45 - 8.30

8.15PM SALARY 8.00 - 8.45

8.30PM

MT. MOUNTAIN 8.15 - 9.00

8.45PM 9.00PM 9.15PM 9.30PM

TIMOTHY NELSON 9.00 - 9.45

STELLA 9.00 - 9.45 MAURICE FLAVEL’S INTENSIVE CARE 9.30 - 10.15

9.45PM 10.00PM

VERGE COLLECTION 9.15 - 10.00

10.15PM 10.30PM

THE HONEYRIDERS 10.15 - 11.00

10.45PM GUNNS 10.30 - 11.15

11.00PM 11.15PM 11.30PM 11.45PM

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FREONALITY DJ 10.45 - 11.30

MATHAS & BENI BJAH PRESENT X MARKS THE SPOT: A SURVEY OF WA HIP HOP 9.00 - 11.30PM


CalendarJuly 21 Calendar THE NATIONAL

THE BUFFALO

THE ORIENT

NAVY CLUB

PSAS

7.30PM 7.45PM 8.00PM

RILEY PEARCE 7.30 - 8.15

8.15PM GREAT GABLE 8.00 - 8.45

8.30PM HIGH HORSE 8.15 - 9.00

8.45PM 9.00PM 9.15PM 9.30PM

LEAF CROWN 9.00 - 9.45

9.45PM

THE LAST FAIR DEAL 9.30 - 10.15

10.00PM

PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS 9.15 - 10.00

SPECIAL GUEST 9.00 - 9.45

POW! NEGRO 9.30 - 10.15

10.15PM 10.30PM 10.45PM

RED ENGINE CAVES 10.30 - 11.15

11.00PM 11.15PM

FREONALITY DJ 10.45 - 11.45

TIM ROGERS 10.15 - 11.15 SOUKOSS INTERNATIONALE 10.45 - 11.30

11.30PM 11.45PM

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CalendarJuly 28 Calendar THE NATIONAL

THE BUFFALO

THE ORIENT

NAVY CLUB

PSAS

7.30PM 7.45PM 8.00PM

BLUEGRASS PARKWAY 7.30 - 8.15

8.15PM 8.30PM ELI SCHOEN 8.15 - 9.00

8.45PM

THE SPUNLOVES 8.00 - 8.45

9.00PM 9.15PM 9.30PM

PATIENT LITTLE SISTER 9.00 - 9.45

9.45PM

SOUTHERN RIVER BAND 9.30 - 10.15

10.00PM

SQUIDFINGER 9.15 - 10.00

MORGAN BAIN 9.00 - 9.45

GOLDEN STRING 9.15 - 10.00

10.15PM 10.30PM 10.45PM HUMAN BUOY 10.30 - 11.15

11.00PM

11.45PM 12.00AM

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SEAN O’NEILL 10.15 - 11.00

THE FLOORS 10.45 - 11.30

11.15PM 11.30PM

THE FLAIRZ REUNION 10.15 - 11.00

FREONALITY DJ 11.15 - 11.45

MEI SARASWATI 11.15 - 12.00


Nonna’s Lounge Nonna’s Lounge (opposite PSAS) (opposite PSAS) For a lucky few, the best way to nurse your head after a long night of gigging in Freo is to crash at Nonna’s place. Introducing Nonna’s Lounge – a chill out area where you can grab a coffee and biscotti while perusing all our artists’ merch. You can also expect surprise pop up acoustic shows.

CD Launch:

Hidden Treasures: Hidden Treasures: 40 Years 40 Years of of Freo Freo Music Music To celebrate the depth of Fremantle’s musical heritage, a special project CD named in honour of Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series will be launched at this year’s event by Carus Thompson, Mo Wilson & The Drivers and Dave Brewer at the Buffalo Club on July 7. The CD is a compilation of 40 years of Fremantle music from Dave Warner to San Cisco and a limited number of copies will be available at Nonna’s Lounge.

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Thursday Thursda y 14 Jul 14 July y National Hotel DOORS OPEN - 6.30PM

(pictured) 7.30PM Craft’s slick baritone voice and brooding, dark folk sound earned him WAM’s Best Folk Act award in 2014 for his first solo EP Smokey Lungs & Dirty Puns and a reputation as one of the state’s finest writers. David Craft

Timothy Nelson 9PM Amidst a hectic year of new releases with bands The Kill Devil Hills and High Horse (and ABC’s The Shapes) this multi-WAM award winning songwriter treats us to an intimate solo show.

Special Guest DJ 10.45PM Catch a late night DJ spot each week from a surprise Freo personality.

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Buffalo Club DOORS OPEN - 7.30PM

(pictured) 8.15PM Mt. Mountain have built a formidable reputation, not just for their masterful songcraft and dark, brooding sound, but as a compelling live band. Catch them here, fresh from a national album tour. Mt. Mountain

Maurice Flavel’s Intensive Care 9.30PM Dark, swampy and menacing, WA music stalwart Maurice Flavel and his band are truly captivating live performers. The ashes of Maurice’s band Gutterville Splendour Six spawned the Kill Devil Hills and The Drones. This is a must see for fans of elegantly terrifying music.

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Thursday Thursda y 14 Jul 14 July yContinued Bar Orient DOORS OPEN - 7.00PM

Salary 8.00PM Fronted by singer, songwriter and spiritual leader Sean Gorman, Salary takes on a cult-like atmosphere in their live shows, with intense and confrontational displays of emotion.

Verge Collection (pictured) 9.15PM

Verge Collection expertly balance classic pop sensibilities and working class poetry to channel the collective conscious of suburban Australian millennials.

Gunns 10.30PM Touters of dreamy, fuzzy surf-pop, Freo four-piece Gunns recently supported Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr on a national tour before unveiling their brilliant new EP She’s a Rainbow.

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Navy Club DOORS OPEN - 8.00PM

Fisher & Son 7.45PM In this rare performance, Freo father and son musicians Jim and Tom Fisher run through their catalogue. Expect rockabilly, folk, bluegrass, blues, rock, soul and a whole lot of Fisher.

Stella 9.00PM Soulful, folky, jazzy and possessing an absolutely killer voice, Perth pop sensation Stella is currently recording her debut EP and has decided to give everyone a sneak peak of what is to come.

The Honeyriders 10.15PM The Honeyriders began as Pussy Galore in 1996 with two founding members Rebecca O’Brien and Trevalene Neil. They are reuniting after eight years to play especially for Hidden Treasures.

PS Art Space

DOORS OPEN - 8.00PM

Mathas and Beni Bjah present X Marks the Spot: A Survey of WA Hip Hop (pictured) 9.00PM A special one-off hip hop night curated by two WAM Song of the Year Winners Mathas and Beni Bjah. Both artists have selected a wide range of WA MCs in a hand-picked survey of the WA scene.

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Thursday Thursda y 21 Jul 21 July y National Hotel DOORS OPEN - 6.30PM

(pictured) 7.30PM Growing up in Europe, the outer Melbourne suburbs and then beachside WA, there is an intriguing mix of coastal, European and Aussie folk to artist-on-the-rise Riley Pearce. Riley Pearce

Leaf Crown 9.00PM Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Taylor Smith (not Swift!) from local outfit The Atlas Mountains, plays a mix of heartfelt Americana/ Alt-Country songs under his solo moniker Leaf Crown. Special Guest DJ 10.45PM Catch a late night DJ spot each week from a Freo personality.

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Buffalo Club DOORS OPEN - 7.00PM

(pictured) 8.15PM 90s inspired indie-rockers High Horse, led by Timothy Nelson, wear their love of You Am I, Oasis, Teenage Fanclub and Weezer on their sleeve.

High Horse

The Last Fair Deal 9.30PM The Last Fair Deal play the blues. Sometimes they play soul music, too; but mostly the blues. You can expect hip-shaking grooves, paint-stripping guitar solos and heart wrenching wails from vocalist Odette Mercy.

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Thursday Thursda y 21 Jul 21 July yContinued Bar Orient DOORS OPEN - 7.00PM

Great Gable 8.00PM Great Gable’s enticing amalgam of alt-rock, reggae and blues have seen them win Southbound’s Stagebound Competition and second place in the prestigious Campus Bands Competition in the past 18 months. Come see what all the fuss is about. 

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

(pictured)

9.15PM This Perth psych four-piece are fresh from a national tour and have a reputation as one of Perth’s most unpredictable and downright fun live acts.

Red Engine Caves 10.30PM Red Engine Caves’ huge rock sound is delivered through their peculiar Frankenstein amplifier set ups and an untameable live performance. They’ve been known to shout the bar – expect a good time. 26


Navy Club DOORS OPEN - 8.00PM

Special Guest 9.00PM Tim Rogers

(pictured) 10.15PM

Member of You Am I, dilettante, football fan, songsmith, legend, and all round good guy, Tim Rogers plays songs from the last 20 years of his career with You Am I bandmate Davey Lane. A giant of Australian song writing, Rogers is recognised as a national treasure for his ability to capture the spirit of Australian suburbia in his songs.

PS Art Space DOORS OPEN - 8.00PM

Pow! Negro 9.30PM Pow! Negro are a dynamic six-piece combining elements of hip hop, jazz and rock. Expect screeching riffs, sweet hooks, tasty sax solos and raw bass lines.

Soukoss Internationale 10.45PM Exciting new band Soukouss Internationale showcase Africa’s high energy dance sounds with a sexy dance show, gorgeous vocal melodies and pumping afro-latin booty-shaking rhythms. 27


Thursday Thursda y 28 Jul 28 July y National Hotel DOORS OPEN - 6.30PM

(pictured) 7.30PM Fresh from their third tour of the United States, Bluegrass Parkway have a reputation as Australia’s most entertaining and experienced bluegrass band. Regardless of your tastes, we dare you not to tap along. Bluegrass Parkway

Patient Little Sister 9.00PM Started by siblings James and Eliza Rogers after a lifetime of family get-togethers and jams, Patient Little Sister’s indie-folk have become a festival favourite. A must-see live act.

Special Guest DJ 11.15PM Catch a late night DJ spot each week from a surprise Freo personality.

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Buffalo Club DOORS OPEN - 7.00PM

(pictured) 8.15PM This singer/songwriter is lauded for her exquisite harmonies, frank lyrics and emotive voice. With new single Hard Heart, Schoen has firmly staked her claim as one of the artists to watch in 2016. Elli Schoen

Southern River Band 9.30PM This four-to-the-floor rock band give an unforgettable live show. Typically closing their set by singing the final song with the whole audience, expect a hell of a good time.

The Floors 10.45PM The Floors are a reckless wall of bass fuzz fury, face-pummeling drums and crazed electric guitar noise all washing over guttural howl and moans.

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Thursday Thursda y 28 Jul 28 July yContinued Bar Orient DOORS OPEN - 7.00PM

(pictured) 8.00PM The Spunloves deliver groovy sing-along tunes rich with jangle-pop hooks. Their raw live energy pairs perfectly with an infectious britpop, psych-rock sound. The Spunloves

Squidfinger 9.15PM Squidfinger…reborn. Their legendary name evokes the massive cd launch/opera they held at the Victoria Hall in 1997 and burning guitars at Metropolis. They’re back…

Human Buoy 10.30PM Human Buoy started life as a slowly growing collection of ideas in the hard drive of Ben McDonald’s brain (logic) and has continued into a collaborative psych merry go round of experiments.

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Navy Club

DOORS OPEN - 8.00PM

Morgan Bain 9.00PM Alternative soul tunesmith Morgan Bain is a multi award winning songwriter, performer and vocalist who at a sprightly age is blowing the country away with his astonishing voice.

The Flairz reunion (pictured

left) 10.15PM The Flairz were a much loved (and pint-sized) fixture of the WA music scene in the naughties. With Scarlett Stevens going on to international acclaim in San Cisco and Dion Mariani making brilliant music with Custom Royale, we’re incredibly excited to host this special one-off reunion of The Flairz.

PS Art Space

DOORS OPEN - 8.00PM

Golden String 9.15PM

Golden String weaves a dream pop tapestry, laden with layers of soft beats, looped violin and keys.

Sean O’Neill 10.15PM O’Neill creates ambient soundscapes that transport you to another time and place. He has supported artists such as Matt Corby, Yo La Tengo, Jack Ladder, Paul Dempsey and Husky.

(pictured right) 11.15PM A favourite of the WA live scene, Mei Saraswati gathers samples from native environments (swamplands, rivers and the bush) and weaves them into her hypnotic, world-music influenced grooves. Mei Saraswati

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Hidden treasures 2016 program  

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a month long concert program celebrating all that is special about Fremantle’s historic yet still bo...

Hidden treasures 2016 program  

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a month long concert program celebrating all that is special about Fremantle’s historic yet still bo...

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