Wavves Dead Letter Circus
WE PREDICT A RIOT
Everyone’s favourite lads from Leeds Kaiser Chiefs are returning to rock our shores this May for an exclusive show at Metro City on Friday, May 18, to coincide with their Groovin’ The Moo headline show in Bunbury on Saturday, May 19. Since we saw them last the boys have released a new album, On The Run, and secured themselves a spot at the highly prestigious Coachella Festival in the US. Promising an epic stadium-style rock show filled with all their fan favourites - from I Predict A Riot to Ruby - the iconic Britpopsters will be joined by Sydney band Deep Sea Arcade who have been causing quite a stir themselves with their Beatles-inspired pop craftsmanship. Tickets to their solo show are available from Oztix. Tickets to the Groovin’ The Moo are available from Oztix and gtm.net.au.
Don’t be fooled by their latest tour’s title, Brisbane alternative rockers Dead Letter Circus are sure to bring heavy doses of high energy rock that will have you anything but sleepwalking during their upcoming national Sleepwalker tour. The tour will take in 20 dates right around the country and DLC have hand picked two of their favourite rocking bands to make every show an epic event. Joining them for the ride will be amazing support acts in the form of American rockers Fair To Midland and energetic Victorian up-and-comers Twelve Foot Ninja. You can catch the show first at the Prince of Wales in Bunbury on Thursday, May 10; followed by Metropolis Fremantle on Friday, May 11 and finally Capitol in the city on Saturday, May 12. Grab your tickets today from Oztix or Moshtix.
It seems that California is a pretty chilled place. There have been enough bands, trends and cultures to come out of there just to prove that; and Wavves is no exception. The San Diego natives’ charismatic sound and cheeky lyrics embody everything we have come to expect from sunny state. The boys came to our shores for the first time last year and it seems like they can’t get enough because they are back this year showcasing their two albums King of the Beach and Life Sux. Luckily, fans will have the opportunity to catch their blissed beats not once but twice this year with the recent announcement of a solo sideshow at the Rosemount Hotel on Friday, May 18, in addition to their show at the Groovin’ the Moo festival in Bunbury on Saturday, May 19. Tickets the show at the Rosemont Hotel are available from Heatseeker and tickets to the Groovin’ The Moo are available from Oztix and gtm.net.au.
The fine folks at The Bakery will present an Easter Thursday extravaganza on April 5, with electro heavyweights Jacques Greene and Machine Drum alongside a mass of local action for your dancing pleasure. From NYC, Machine Drum (the moniker of the uber talented Travis Stewart) will be showcasing his genre-defying sound, while Canadian youngster Jacques Greene will illustrate why he’s made a name for himself as one of the world’s most promising dance talents. The pair will be gracing the audience with dance mixes and original work, and have both enjoyed growing success back in the States and Canada. Joining the duo on the night will be Rok Riley, Kit Pop, Clunk, Solar Barge, Oni Cash, Sleepyhead, Modo, Nik Ridikulas vs. Ben Taaffe and Ylem vs Racheal Dease. Presale tickets are on sale now for a measly $29 from lifeisnoise.com, Heatseeker and Oztix. We’re predicting a big crowd for this one, so get in quick to make sure you don’t miss out.
Music: New Order
Music: Wild Flag
Music: Sleepmakeswaves/ Dillinger Escape Plan
Music: Hatebreed/ Stonefield
Music: Fat Freddy’s Drop/ Jonesez
Eye4 Cover: U-Ramchoe
Eye4 News/ Music/ Movies: Killer Elite
Eye4 Movies: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close/ Contraband/ Eye2Eye
Eye4 Art Stories/ Arts List
Salt Cover: Hudson Mohawke
Salt: Cover Story/ News
Salt: AraabMuzik/ Tinie Tempah
Salt: Oliver Huntemann/ Porter Robinson
Salt: Rewind: QBert & Reeps One
Club Manual/ Scenery
Scene: Local Scene
Scene: Pub Scene
Scene: Pub Blurbs
Cover: New Order play Future Music Festival on Sunday, March 4, at Arena Joondalup Salt Cover: Hudson Mohawke plays The Bakery on
CINEMA AMONG THE STARS
Cinephiles will ascend to new heights this month when Artrage opens Perth’s first sky-high cinema – Rooftop Movies. Perched atop the City of Perth Roe Street carpark, seven storeys high, the cinema will seat 250 patrons each night of the week, showcasing new releases, cult flicks and classics. Overlooking Perth city and Northbridge, Rooftop Movies is sure to become a fast favourite of film aficionados, with double features on Fridays and Saturdays and Belly Laugh Wednesdays offering live comedy pre and post film. Expect to see much loved flicks such as Casablanca, Dr Strangelove, The Big Lebowski, Sin City, Spirited Away and Revenge Of The Nerds projected onto the big screen during the cinema’s first month of operation. Find out what’s on and when via rooftopmovies.com.au.
The Big Lebowski
ROTTNEST RENOVATION RESCUE If Perth is the 12th most expensive place in the whole wide world to live then surely Rottnest comes in at #11. The Rottnest Island Authority has been under a bit of pressure in recent times to update its tired looking island, and it’s about time. Our island paradise isn’t in its best shape right now. The first thing that needs to be addressed is getting there. Why is there only one ferry company taking us over there? If they didn’t have a monopoly you could be sure that it wouldn’t cost $40.75 each way for 30 minute boat ride. The last time I was on one of their vessels, I recall an announcement being made that the man behind the bar was single too, and open to the affections of any lady. Classy. When one of the reasons that visitor numbers are dropping is that low-cost airlines can take peeps overseas a competitive price, it should be clear that something ain’t right. Also there isn’t much to do on the island unless Rottofest or a gig is on. Maybe it’s time to upgrade the 7 inch TV screens in the chalets and/or introduce something else to do at night time that isn’t one of two pubs... Reopen the mini-golf course, gosh darn it! Obviously all the salt water has gone to whoever is in charge of updating the island’s head, as they’ve decided there’s a problem with “Juvie Leavers” - a term invented by the news media to describe some high schoolers who got drunk on the island - so they’re considering raising the age that you can rent accommodation on the island to 21... That’ll solve the problem! _MATTHEW HOGAN
Saturday, March 3 www.xpressmag.com.au
Published on Feb 21, 2012