Our chronological guide to your #WAMFest Saturday Spectacular
It's gonna be a long day, here's who we're going to be checking out.
After WAMCon director Claire Hodgson gave us some hot-tips for who to check out at Friday and Saturday's upcoming WAMFest speaker panels, today we're here to try and help you navigate your way through the incredibly stacked Saturday Spectacular lineup. And by stacked we're talking over 80 artists performing across 11 venues, all for free. Which is insane. We're going to tackle it chronoligically, assuming you can get there at midday and last the distance, and of course we've only selected a handful of awesome acts. And by all means, don't listen to us! Go and check out a band you've never seen before. Slide into a venue you've never checked out before. Take a punt on something. Because it's all good, and it's all top shelf WA music to be proud of.
Well done to you for getting there right on the kick-off. We're seriously impressed. Why not ease yourself in with the left-field electronic stylings of Pilerats Records' own Leon Osborn, opening proceedings at the Block Party.
Seen as we just premiered their new EP, why not see what all the fuss is about and see Ah Trees at The Boston.
Human Buoy hits The Bird stage at 5pm, and why not get a preview of his new album which he's looking to release early 2017. Conversely, if you're still at the Block Party this year's WAM Song Of The Year winner, Beni Bjah, hits the stage at the same time.
If you looking for a bit of a rev-up, those damn, dirty Filthy Apes will no doubt be getting Jimmy's Den up and about.
Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics are the perfect choice for some late afternoon groove if you want to get those feet tapping at the Block Party.
If you go for a wander up William Street to the Moon, it might be the perfect time to get some early dinner and catch a luscious little set from Leafy Suburbs, with his patented brand of psychedelic indie electronica.
If you're in a bit of a post-food coma and need somewhere to relax, why not zone out to the shoegaze sounds of Hyla at Badlands Bar.
Recent Big Splash Band Comp winners and much-hyped hip hop outfit POW Negro will be gracing the Block Party stage as the sun sets and the vibes kick into nighttime gear.
After Rainy Day Women called it a day, Dylan Ollivierre's new project with Carmen Pepper, The Money War, is starting to take some serious shape in the final few months of 2016 - and this is a great chance to get on board early at The Bird. Otherwise get around the dreamy, post-rock sounds of Lanark at Badlands, or the punk-rock stylings of Sly Withers at Hen House Live.
We've been spruiking 'em all year, and you'd be silly to miss Verge Collection at the Block Party, or you could Unearth our next electronic-pop starlet in Peyton at The Moon.
Hey why not say hello to Pilerats DJs at the Block Party? We'll be your pals. Promise.
This is where things start to get tricky. If you're feeling chill, up-and-coming songstress Sydnee Carter is at the PICA Amphitheatre. If you're feeling the opposite, Time Pilot will be doing things inside The Moon we think that quaint little restaurant will never have experienced, while the triumphant return of Sugar Army continues at the Block Party.
Angus Dawson has been releasing some beautifu electronica lately, and he'll be taking The Bird to some dreamy places. But if grungey guitars are what you're after, FOAM hit Badlands at the same time.
Back at The Moon the rapidly rising Tobacco Rat will be flipping things on their head, or if its more your jam Scalphunter will be ripping things off heads with their furious brand of rock'n'roll. If hip hop's your vibe, WA stalwart Mathas will be holding it down at the Block Party, while Hussy will keep it surfy at The Boston.
By now you probably should be locked down somewhere to close out the night. But basically whereever you are you're in for a treat. Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving will be blowing minds at Badlands, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets will be blowing speakers at Jimmy's Den, Lilt will be blowing your socks off at The Bird, or Pilerats Records' Hideous Sun Demon will be blowing everything up closing the Block Party and celebrating their just released debut album.
Go back to a mate's house and sink a few tins to celebrate a fan-bloody-tastic day, OR, if you've got a Block Party wristband on come and party with us at Jack Rabbit Slim's, which we promise will be good times and party tunes til dawn (event HERE).