Every gig worth going to this autumn

It’s going to be a good season.

Julianne de Souza
May 23, 2019
Arts & Events
Summer may be the month of festivals but that doesn’t mean the fun has to come to an end. Autumn will see an impressive host of local and international acts descend upon Perth whether it’s the ethereal Aurora hailing from Norway or Fremantle favourites Pond. Here’s your guide to the best live acts that you can’t miss this autumn.


When: Sunday 3 March

Where: The Astor Theatre

If supporting homegrown talent isn’t reason enough for you to check out Pond’s gig, then at least go to hear the new Kevin Parker-produced tunes live. Released just yesterday, the five-piece’s latest album Tasmania marks their first release since 2017’s The Weather. Frontman Nick Allbrook is renowned for his theatrical stage presence, meaning a Pond gig is always guaranteed to be a good time.

Tash Sultana & Ocean Alley

When: 30 March

Where: Fremantle Oval

It feels like just yesterday that Ocean Alley took the coveted #1 spot in triple j’s Hottest 100 just a few days after dominating the stage at Falls Festival. Add to the bill Tash Sultana and her iconic loop pedal and you’ve got yourself bang for your buck. For summer vibes long after the season has ended, you can’t miss this gig.

San Cisco

When: 7 April

Where: Freo.Social

It doesn’t get any more quintessentially Fremantle than going to a San Cisco gig, nonetheless at its newest and most promising venue, Freo.Social. With three solid albums under their belt and an impressive hit rate with their triple j Like A Versions, this four-piece can be relied on to get you grooving.

Cub Sport

When: Thursday 18 April

Where: Metropolis Fremantle

Cub Sport has to be one of the most lovable bands around in the current Australian music scene. Their most recent self-titled album is their first work released since the marriage between bandmates Tim Nelson and Sam Netterfield, meaning it documents their experiences with love, self-discovery, and being open and proud to the world about who you are.

Matt Corby

When: Saturday 27 April

Where: King’s Park

A lot has changed in Matt Corby’s life since his last live performance in Perth at Falls Festival 2017. Now a father, Corby’s latest album Rainbow Valley is a colourful, wondrous offering inspired by the world of Willy Wonka. The serene surroundings of King’s Park are sure to act as the perfect backdrop for an evening of Corby’s dreamy tunes.


When: Wednesday 8 May

Where: Metropolis Fremantle

As angelic as she is offbeat, Aurora is one of contemporary music’s most unique artists. Hailing from Norway, this singer-songwriter’s ethereal vocals and expressive stage presence make her live shows an unforgettable spectacle.


When: Thursday 9 May

Where: Metropolis Fremantle

Impossibly cool, this Danish sensation is no stranger to record-breaking hits (yes, we’re talking about ‘Lean On’). Mø’s latest album Forever Neverland is proof that her knack for electric, indie-pop tracks shows no signs of waning. Head to Mø’s show to see some of the biggest hits of the past year live.

Maggie Rogers

When: 21 May

Where: Astor Theatre

Discovered by none other than Pharrell Williams, Maggie Rogers has been enjoying a well deserved skyrocket to fame over the past two years. January saw this US singer-songwriter release her highly anticipated debut album Heard It In A Past Life. Filled with sweeping, contemplative melodies, it’s sure to translate magnificently to a live setting.

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Julianne de Souza

Hi, I'm Julianne! In addition to waxing lyrical about Perth cafes and boutiques, my hobbies include spending all of my income on live music and fun pants. My favourite things about Perth are the beaches, the laid back lifestyle, and the crop of new brunch spots that appear every week.