This FRINGE WORLD the rooftop of Metro City in Northbridge will be transformed into The Surrealist Salon, a late night destination hosting live music, comedy, burlesque, DJs and plenty of weird and wonderful encounters. The Salon is open from 11pm to 5am every night from Friday, January 18 to Sunday, February 17 – making it the perfect place to kick on after getting your dose of other FRINGE WORLD shows. They have all but put the finishing touches on a massive program with something for everyone (but the faint hearted). Here’s a run down of what you can catch:
Walk the red carpet into the mind of Salvador Dali in an exclusive, cocktail-style event and be one of the first people in the world to experience DALI LAND. Including full access to all exhibition areas, guests will also see a range of premier performers and artists deliver an unforgettable evening of food, wine, art and decadence. Pull out all the stops and dress to impress as you walk the red carpet into this exclusive event.
Tickets include champagne on arrival, canapé food service and all entertainment from 7:30pm to 11:00 before retreating to The Salon rooftop bar to watch the sun rise over FRINGE WORLD 2019.
Perth act Moana (pictured) lead a night brimming with dark delights including burlesque performer Essie Foxglove and music from Doublethink Prism, Les Sataniques and DJ-Silence. Entry is free if you purchased a ticket for The Surrealist Ball.
The Braves (VIC)
Direct from Victoria, The Braves (pictured) are the first of many touring acts to hit The Surrealist Salon this summer. The three-piece are purveyors of left field rock n roll which spans a whole spectrum of sounds and genres. With a European Tour and the album Carry on the Con being released in 2018, they are known for their blistering, pull no punches style.
Kruger James Orchestra
DJ Shannon Fox
Described as modern rap from an authentically Perth viewpoint, Kruger James’ (pictured) tracks are reminiscent of artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. Catch him with his orchestra and DJ Shannon Fox to round out the first weekend of FRINGE WORLD.
Lana Rothnie Quartet
Local beats queen Lana Rothnie (pictured) performs with a full live band hot off releasing her popular first single I Always Wonder Why in September 2018. Rothnie is known for her work with WOMPP (Women of Music Production Perth) and for playing in bands including Cosy, Didion’s Bible and The Mark McGlue Band. Catch her on Monday night with DJ Tyranny on the decks.
Your Girl Pho
DJ Dirge Gainsbourg
Rising local star Your Girl Pho (pictured) is set to bring her smooth sounds to the Salon with support from DJ Dirge Gainsbourg. Pho has had a massive couple of years, releasing popular single I Can’t Take It in August, 2018 and opening for the likes of The Avalanches, Lady Leshurr and Post Malone plus appearing at Falls Festival and Groovin The Moo.
DJ Liam Lynch
Hard-hitting local act FUZZ TOADS (pictured) bring their psychedelic/stoner-rock to The Salon with DJ Liam Lynch.
DJ Captain Earwax
Acclaimed local trio The Floors (pictured) take shades of the blues and earth shattering guitar riffs to the stage in their famously visceral live show. Support comes from DJ Captain Earwax spinning the tunes.
Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics
DJ John Safari
WAMAward winners of Best Urban Act and Best Vocalist, Perth queen of funk and soul Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics are set to bring the groove to the Salon with DJ John Safari.
DJ Jessica Kill
Local post-punk royalty New Talk (pictured) round out the weekend with DJ Jessica Kill.
Bob Log III
The Bible Bashers
DJ Tomás Ford
Described by those in the know as “the world’s most entertaining performer”, Bob Log III (pictured) brings hedonism and inspiration together wrapped up neatly in a raucous, helmeted package. He will be joined by fellow hedonists and party-starters The Bible Bashers and DJ Tomás Ford.
Experimental electronic rockers Triangle Fight (pictured) bring their lively and energetic live show to the Salon. Started by brothers Paulo and Martin Gonzalez in 2012, when the pair began experimenting with bass loops and effects, the group have released three albums and employ their wealth of design and film-making talent in their shows. They’ll be joined on the night by DJ Tyranny.
DJ Amilyn Main
Kopano (pictured) is a visionary female artist who combines powerful vocals with melodic synths and a driving beat to tell her story. Recently she has supported Banoffee, Confidence Man and Heaps Good Friends, making a name for herself in the local Perth music scene by standing out from the crowd with her flaming orange hair and eccentric style. Catch her on Wednesday night with DJ Amilyn Main.
DJ Brett Rowe
Known for their incandescent live show, Fremantle five-piece Axe Girl have won hearts across Australia touring with icons The Bennies and Clowns, and have supported the likes of Spiderbait, Hard Aches, Meat Puppets and Hard Ons.
Peter Bibby’s Dog Act
DJ King Jon Ill
Equal parts indie rock, alt country and new folk, Peter Bibby (pictured) is known and loved for his undeniably Australian style of singing, songwriting and storytelling that is both self-effacing, brutally straight up and honest. Following the release of second album Grand Champion in 2018, he will be joined by his Dog Act (ie full band) and DJ King Jon Ill.
Lost Talk (VIC)
Forming in late 2016 in Melbourne, Lost Talk (pictured) have mades waves delivering relentless and unique noise-rock that has appeared presumably out of nowhere. After a string of successful shows in the band’s freshman year, including playing 3RRR’s April After Dark showcase alongside RVG and The Smith Street Band. Lost Talk released their first LP, SYMBOL/SIGNAL in February 2018.
Tobacco Rat, aka Jake Steele, has established himself as one of the most unique and distinct voices in the underground Australian electronic music scene. His eerie tones and industrial textures add a warped and intense context to his beats and melodies, as he sets his sights on sonically exploring urban decay and experimentation through his music.
Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead (pictured) are a four piece from Perth who combine old school surf guitar wizardry with a dirty punk rock tinge to create tunes that could quite easily sit on a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack.
SwiftBoi has been on stages all over Australia since she was 12 years old and started performing in bars in outback Australia. When she was 16 she ran away from her turbulent home life to pursue music in the city and has not stopped since. She began freestyling in Melbourne’s hip hop circuit in 2015 and by 2017 had produced her first solo hip hop album. Her music is nothing but undeniably Australian sounding – straight heavy funky boom bap with a cheeky party feel.
The Essential Tomás Ford
International party icon and cult cabaret crooner Tomás Ford tours Australia, New Zealand and Europe with his collection of thrillingly weird spectacles and parties. Tomás’ shows mix unusual electronic music, unusual video projections, suave-ish cabaret crooning and irrepressible antics. It makes for a pretty ridiculous kinda night out.
Known for their DIY culture in re-purposing everyday items into musical instruments for a unique kind of ‘edu-tainment’, Junkadelic (pictured) are unforgettable for their high-energy performances which they’ll be bringing to the Surrealist Salon on a Thursday night worth starting the weekend early for.
DJ Boomfuzz and Mr Kicks
Powerhouse progressive hardcore outfit Statues (pictured) bring their brutally energetic live show to the stage with DJ Boomfuzz and Mr Kicks.
Tomás Ford’s Crap Music Rave Party
Tomás Ford, the self proclaimed ‘worst DJ in the world’ hits The Surrealist Salon with his critically maligned Crap Music Rave Party. He’ll be bringing a swag of his worst tunes to spin on the deck and throwing the request line open to the dancefloor, giving you the opportunity to request whatever song you like as long as it fulfils the criteria – ie. it’s really, unforgivably crap.
Perth neo-soul outfit Demon Days create a fun and flavourful music experience, which encourages people of all types to groove around and share some smiles. It’s a perfect kick on after Lily Allen’s Perth show on what could be one of the best school nights for music all summer.
DJ Matt Ferret
Instrumental art rockers Yomi Ship (pictured) draw from influences like experimental rock giants The Mars Volta and the psychedelic space rock of early Pink Floyd to make their own undeniably unique sound and live show. Catch them with DJ Matt Ferret and cruise through your mid week blues.
DJ Wreck n Roll
Hussy are a five-piece band and occasional bike gang who like to thrash around and play loud. They’ve played with the likes of Amyl and the Sniffers and The Love Junkies and on this occasion, alongside DJ Wreck n Roll, are sure to make it one hell of a night.
Legendary local noise punk outfit Injured Ninja hit the Salon for a rare live appearance on Friday night bringing their beautifully warped and irresistibly energetic live show to the rooftop.
Bun Dem DJs
Bun Dem (pictured), comprised of Super Flog and Nora Zion, are DJs specialising in international flavours and global sounds. If you haven’t caught them already at one of their parties or playing around Perth, or on their monthly radio slot on RTRFM‘s Cloudwaves show, this is your chance to make amends.
These New South Whales (NSW)
These New South Whales (pictured) are possibly the biggest and best of the acts on the Salon roster to really send off a massive FRINGE WORLD summer in true style. The (obviously) NSW based punk outfit have gained international fame for a series of ‘mockumentaries’ about them and have labeled as the “Punk Flight of the Conchords” by NME.
If that didn’t tempt you enough they will be joined on the night by one of Perth’s most loved DJs and producers, Diger Rokwell.