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Saturday 27th January

Distant Murmurs 2018


RTRFM’s local music festival Distant Murmurs returns for it’s fourth year at The Rosemount Hotel for, with over 20 acts across three stages, boasting a line up of new and up-coming local bands, with one of the more diverse line ups of the year.

It all kicks off in the Rosemount Hotel Beer Garden from 7pm, with everyone’s favourite RTRFM volunteer The Whipcracker DJing alongside Will Slade, plus the futuristic beats and rhymes of Toyotomi, neo-soul wunder kids Demon Days, mind blowing production from Shy Time, pop magic from Your Girl Pho, driving beats and rhythms of Bonny Upwelling and the multi layered sounds of Human Buoy.

On the Rosemount main stage  it’s a mixed bang of sounds with the beautifully haunting Wooly Mammoth, the brilliant sound writing of Carla Geneve, the Brit pop sounds of DIY Rainclouds, the intoxicating rawness of Hussy, the mind-blowing amazement of Benjamin Witt and the wondrous pop melodies of The Money War. The sound never stops in the main room with the no nonsense sounds of Apollo Zen, the in your face punk of Chick Spit, the madness and joy of Debbie Downers and the brilliance of Shit Narnia, playing at the back of the room.

Distant Murmurs is the best way to spend a summer Saturday afternoon, immersed in tunes from the present and future of Perth’s music landscape.

WHEN: Saturday January 27, 2018, 7pm ‘til late

WHERE: The Rosemount Hotel (Main Room & Beer Garden)

////Beer Garden /////
19:00 – 20:00 DJ Whipcracker and Will Slade
20:00 – 20:40 Shy Time
20:50 – 21:20 Toyotomi
21:40 – 22:20 Your Girl Pho
22:30 – 23:10 Bonny Upwelling
23:30 – 24:10 Demon Days
24:20 – 1:00 Human Bouy
////Main Room- Stage One////
19:00 -19:30 Mojo Rising Winner – Wooly Mammoth
20:00 – 20:30 DIY Rainclouds
21:00 – 21:30 Joys
22:00 – 22:40 The Money War
23:10 – 23:50 Carla Geneve
12:10 – 12:50 Benjamin Witt
////Main Room – Stage Two////
19:30- 20:00 Chick Spit
20:30 – 21:00 Apollo Zen
21:30 – 22:00 Debbie Downers
22:40 – 23:10 Shit Narnia


TICKETS: Presales $15 general / $10 subscribers via and Oztix.

Time: 7pm - 1am
Venue: The Rosemount Hotel

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Sunday 11th February

Alternative Frequencies: 40 Years of RTRFM

RTRFM bring you Alternative Frequencies: 40 Years of RTRFM, an exhibition at the State Library of WA.

Alternative Frequencies: 40 Years of RTRFM is a journey through the sometimes turbulent, often uplifting and always community-focused history of RTRFM. The exhibition celebrates the past, present and future of Western Australia’s longest running FM community radio station.

Originally named 6UWA and housed on the grounds of the University of Western Australia, the station, was the first in Western Australia to broadcast in stereo. The station merged with Murdoch University to become 6UVS on the 92.1 frequency. Predominantly volunteer driven, the station became an incubator for student activism and left-of-centre music, operating as a counter point to commercial broadcasting.

6UVS became home to volunteer broadcasters who liked to push the boundaries of musical norms. Shows like Sunday Morning Coming Down, Drastic on Plastic and Vershun Galore played music rarely heard outside of the bedrooms of the very discerning collectors who presented these ground-breaking programs.

After several battles for survival, the station lost its university funding. Volunteers banded together to start again and RTRFM was born. The station received a community broadcasting license and operated with its call signal being a play on ‘Arty radio’.

“It’s a great community radio and without it I, personally, wouldn’t both listening to the radio. The passion that each presenter has bring forth a fantastic, expanding and infectious love of our community.

– Cameron, Alfred Cove

Curated by RTRFM and the State Library, the trip down memory lane features a unique collection of audio, images, stories, memorabilia and equipment that not only tells the story of RTRFM, but the story of FM radio in Western Australia.

Alternative Frequencies: 40 Years of RTRFM runs until Sunday 11 February in the Ground Floor Gallery at the State Library of Western Australia.

Entry is free.


Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: State Library of WA


Saturday 24th February

Nights on The Pleasure Craft

Set sail with RTRFM on The Pleasure Craft during Fringe World.

Thanks to Gage Roads Brewing Co, over the weekends in The Pleasure Garden, bask in unplugged and intimate sets from local musicians in the majestic surrounds of The Pleasure Craft.

With sets at 7:oopm and 8:30pm, take a moment’s peace in an ocean of Fringe activity, just look for the boat in the Pleasure Garden.

RTRFM at The Pleasure Craft

Saturday January 27 – Elk Bell
Thursday February 1 – Tanaya Harper
Friday February 2 – Oosterbanger
Saturday February 3 – Belle Harvey
Thursday February 8 – Eloise Ashton
Friday February 9 – Elk Bell
Saturday February 10 – Jane Azzopardi
Thursday February 15 – Tanaya Harper
Friday February 16 – Keeley Connolly
Saturday February 17 – Shontay Snow
Thursday February 22 – Natasha Shanks
Friday February 23 – Delilah Rose
Saturday February 24 – Elk Bell

Time: 7:00pm and 8:30pm
Venue: The Pleasure Craft, Pleasure Garden - Fringe World


Sunday 25th February

Harbour Sundays 2018


After a wonderful second season, Harbour Sundays is back for 2018 for your perfect Sunday night local music fix at one of Perth’s most picturesque venues, the WA Maritime Museum.

Join us on the Museum’s balcony at Victoria Quay for five weeks of local music, DJs, drinks and the best spot in Perth to watch the sun go down.

The 2018 season kicks off on Sunday January 28 with country styling’s of Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers, alongside the folk tinged soulfulness of the Kat Wilson Trio, plus DJ Jas Hughes of Tuesday Drivetime.

On Sunday February 4, we are blessed with the talents of singer songwriter Grace Sanders who produces blissful soul music, plus the amazing song-writing and soaring vocals of one of Perth’s finest song writers, Jacob Diamond. Joining them will be one of RTRFM’s longest serving presenters and founders of the Drastic on Plastic program, Lorraine Clifford.

Sunday February 11 sees an eclectic duo of musicians, spanning jazz to Cuban salsa. Join Human Contact the jazz concept band lead by WAYJO maestro Alana McPherson, plus the Cuban magic of Cube De Son for some traditional Cuban salsa on your Sunday. DJ Claude Mono from El Ritmo will keep the wonderful vibes flowing with his eclectic musical excursions.

Perth favourite troubadour The Justin Walshe Folk Machine will take you on a story telling journey on Sunday February 18 with his wonderful take on the world, joining him will be Racoo Charles and The Moke Folk with their distinctively Fremantle take on folk/country music. Rockin’ The Roots’ Tamara Szep will continue your musical journey as DJ.

Harbour Sundays closes its 2018 season on Sunday February 25 with a hell of party. Grace Barbe and Jamie Searle’s other project, Crucial Rockers will have you swaying on the balcony with a sublime selection of reggae tinged tunes, and Boom Bap Pow will close things out with their neo soul magic. Lead by Novak Bull, Boom Bap Pow belt out tune after tune of hip shaking goodness. SoulsidesDJ Foxman will continue the party with his selection of 45 classics.

Harbour Sundays is the perfect way to spend a summer by the Indian Ocean, with stunning ocean views at an iconic Fremantle landmark and some of the city’s finest local musicians.


Sunday January 28

Delilah Rose and The Gunslingers
Kat Wilson Trio
DJ Jas Hughes (Drivetime)

Sunday February 4
Grace Sanders
Jacob Diamond
DJ Lorraine Clifford (Drastic on Plastic, SMCD)

Sunday February 11

Human Contact
De Cuba Son
DJ Claude Mono (El Ritmo, GAOTS)

Sunday February 18

Racoo Charles and The Moke Folk
Justin Walshe Folk Machine
DJ Tamara Szep (Rockin’ The Roots)

Sunday February 25

Crucial Rockers
Boom Bap Pow
DJ Foxman (Soulsides)


Time: 5:00pm- 9:00pm
Venue: WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay, Fremantle