October was a very up and down month for live music. We lost The Chats and Drapht at the last minute. But we did gain a Southern River Band show and Battle of the Bands was just mega. November is shaping up to be an absolute riot.
Friday, November 5
Ian Weggler, Geraldton Irish Club
On a hat-trick of Battle of the Bands wins, Ian Weggler will host an acoustic evening, playing and speaking about his music, how the songs were written and how they’ve evolved.
Saturday, November 6
Drew Goddard, 201 Lester Ave
Not sure this really counts, but anyone aspiring to be in the gig guide will want to get around this one. Karnavool’s Drew Goddard will be in town to give masterclasses in drumming and electric guitar as part of the Midwest Music Development Program’s free classes.
The Midnight Gypsies, The Provincial
If you’re down to boogie, this nine-piece groove outfit will have you covered with a mix of originals, soul, and Motown hits from the 70s.
Harvest Sunset Sounds, Henry Parkin Gardens
Carnamah will be alive with the sounds of the Mid West as Battle of the Bands Best Original Song winners Good Strife, and Darcy Hay head out to a night of music, arts workshops and giant games.
Monday, November 8
Australian Blues Brothers, Queens Park Theatre
A Monday morning gig might not be what you had in mind, but the Australian Blues Brothers are on a mission from God. They’re putting the band back together to open Seniors Week with all the hits from the classic movie.
Friday, November 12
Drapht, Wintersun Hotel
Nearly a month after security dramas put a spanner in the Shadows and Shinings tour, Drapht and his posse Complete, Bitter Belief and Greesy have vowed to come back and give Geraldton rap fans what they’ve been waiting for. Rest assured, this won’t be plain ol’ boring ol’ Paul.
Saturday, November 13
Indigo Blaze & RATSALAD, Geraldton Hotel
Indigo Blaze brought RATSALAD down to Perth in early October, and now the rats are returning the favour. Imagine the love child of Hilltop Hoods and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Tom Curtain, Walkaway Polocrosse Club
If two Golden Guitars aren’t enough, Tom Curtain is an expert horseman too. He’ll be bringing the Katherine Outback Experience to Walkaway, playing some of his greatest country hits, potentially on horseback.
Sunday, November 21
Little Lord Street Band, Finlays Kalbarri
The three-time WAM winners are taking their latest single, High Beams, on the road. Stalwarts of the Perth indie music scene, Little Lord Street Band bring an alt-country sound with a heavy Paul Kelly influence.
Saturday, November 27
Loose Change, Geraldton Hotel
Formed from a deep love of all things rock, Loose Change will bring all your favourites with their deep library of rock covers. From The Angels to Kings of Leon, there will be something to get you jumping.
Of course, this could all change at the flick of a switch — particularly the one on Mark McGowan’s microphone — so keep an eye on the socials for the latest in live music.