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Perth Winter Arts

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Perth has always been known as the city of sun, fun and beaches, but as Perth becomes an international destination, we can’t just rely on the summer months to keep everyone happy. The City of Perth have figured out the solution and we can promise you it won’t be a disappointment.

From everything theatre, music, comedy, cabaret and more, the Perth Winter Arts festival will keep you busy until the sun shows it’s face again.

With some of Perth’s best talent sharing stages across the city with national and international stars there are over 130 free events, so it’s time to dust off that rain coat and umbrella — get ready for some inner city fun the whole family can enjoy.

For more information head to http://www.visitperthcity.com/arts.

Discussing it today on The Lowdown from 1pm on Boom Radio.

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Karate + Coffee = Boom Radio

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This morning, Post Modern Karate rocked our airwaves with their pop punk sound. Alex and Shannon caught up with them between their set to get some behind the scenes goss — but mostly laughs — with this weeks local talent.

It started with the must have: tell us a little bit about yourself. They covered the basics by letting us and our listeners know they’re a simple, and clearly humble, pop punk band from Perth, originating right here at the Central Institute of Technology.

Typically, they play with electric guitars and a full drum kit, so Alex asked how they were finding the transition to acoustic for their Yard Sessions set. “Very annoying,” was the immediate answer from their drummer, Liam. Izzy, the lead singer, evened it out by saying that they practiced, so “it’s okay.” As for the guitarists, they simply didn’t care — love it.

“How are you enjoying the set today?” Alex followed up with, but all that came were complaints of the cold, and we honestly cannot blame them. Despite being a sunny day, the chill was in the air on Oxford Street, but it didn’t get to the band who still delivered a killer performance every song.

We then got some more background info for those who aren’t familiar with the student band. Post Modern Karate have been together since the beginning of last year, meaning there’s a strong friendship between them, and Alex’s next question tested that… Who’s the smelliest? An unanimous vote for Liam came straight away.

It was back to a serious focus when they were asked what the future holds in their sights. “Hopefully still playing the music we love,” Liam started, before going on a rather heart-touching tangent about how they still want to be together, playing the venues they love and the songs they do, and Izzy piped in with “it’s all about the music.”

But about those venues… what’s their dream one? Wembley Stadium. With their inspirations being all over the place – Jet, Paramore, Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, says Liam – we can totally see them rocking out there.

Some important questions Boom always asks gave some interesting answers. Who’s the dream musician they want to have a dinner with? Izzy says Kanye West. (First of all, what.) And what about pineapple on pizza… it’s a yes from Post Modern Karate.

You can check ’em out on Facebook for all the latest gigs and details; if you didn’t hear them this morning, you’ll definitely want to watch out for when their next live performance is.

 

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PERTH this weekend

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The most exciting thing for most this weekend is that Oz Comic Con has finally arrived! Friday the 1st was for the media only, but fans can buy weekend passes or one dayers starting Saturday at 9am. If you missed out today, don’t worry — Sunday’s going from 9am to 5pm. You can meet actors from all your favourites like Supernatural, Teen Wolf, and Star Trek. Xena The Warrior Princess is here too!

If that’s not your thing, local football team Fremantle Dockers are playing their match at Domain Stadium today. They’ll be against the Gold Coast Suns, starting at 4:40pm. Sadly, the game won’t be broadcast on any Channel 7 for those who can’t make it.

Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinemas is still going on, too! Located at the Ozone Reserve on Riverside Drive, corner of Adelaide Terrace, it’s set to provide enticing snacks, cold bevvies and surround sound film in high definition. For more details, head to the website and click on Perth at the bottom.

Films might be up your alley but the above might not be, so make sure you check out Northbridge Piazza Film Season 2016 for something you might like. It’s all free — who doesn’t love free? — and you can get all the information here. (Note: online PDF file of the brochure.)

Now if none of that entices you but you still want to go out, you can check the long list of awesome activities Perth has to offer at the Perth City website. That… or you could put on Boom and make your own fun at home; the world is your oyster!

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