Colab: Hiphop Jam!

Hosts: Macshane, Beckon & Kid Dingo

7pm Kick Off!, Sunday 23 September

gusPLEASE NOTE: Colab is now starting at 7pm ! Don’t show up at 9pm, or you gonna miss it !

Colab is Perth’s longest running open-mic freestyle night and falls on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. You can expect some of Perth’s best MCs to come down and present their amazing lyrical improvisations to an equally-extemporaneous band, which this month will be comprised of:

Matt Salt – sax
Dylan Hooper – sax ? keys ?
Chris Travaglini – sax ? keys ? guitar ?
Wayan Dana – bass
Ben Falle – drums

The evenings proceedings will be hosted by MACSHANE, Kid Dingo and The Untaggable Beckon.

MCs, singers and musos welcome to get up and freestyle/jam – just come and introduce yourself to one of the hosts beforehand or in the set break.

And just so you know: It’s ABSOLUTELY NOT OK to be misogynist, sexist, racist, xenophobic or homophobic at Colab. We know these attitudes are sometimes hard to separate from hip hop culture, but we believe we change that.

The Moon does NOT accept bookings on Colab nights, so the rhymes are dished out on a first-come first-served basis. The Moon does good for the scene by putting this event on for free; perhaps consider returning this by getting something to eat.


The Night Squad

Jam Night

9-11pm, Thursday 27 September

The Night Squad Jam is a hub for singers and musicians on the WA circuit and beyond, providing the foolproof mid-week hang – for music and good times lovers alike!

Imagine soul jams and pop grooves, chart classics by artists such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to current sensations like Anderson Paak. We create, re-imagine and jam it all.

Shouting out to all vocalists, musicians and cheerful people of any level – we welcome you to sing and/or play (or handclap!) alongside our house band, a stew of insanely talented musicians with a diverse and flexible catalogue of songs.

We’re a nuts-and-bolts style jam session. Rock up, pick a song (anything!) and put your name on the list. Our musos are versed in many styles and whilst we pay homage to our soul/pop and jazz roots, our jam embraces all genres from hip hop and gospel to reggae and electronica.



Perth Poetry Club

Where slams meet sonnets!

2-4pm, Saturday 29 September

Perth Poetry Club – Every Saturday from 2-4pm
You’re not dreaming, and you’re still in Western Australia – it really is a spoken word show every week in central Perth WA, with professional sound, in the friendly retro ambience of The Moon’s back room.

Everyone’s welcome. Come and listen. Perhaps bring a poem (your own or a favourite) to share in the open mike.

You don’t have to be a poet to enjoy this. There is nothing to join and no need to book.

Entry is free, and nobody is excluded, but we ask people to contribute according to their means so we can meet our expenses.

Open mike spots are 3 minutes, or shorter if it’s busy. We don’t reserve spots ahead of time – turn up on the day and put your name (or your cool stage name:-) on the list.

This is ‘scene central’ for WA poets and poetry fans.

See, be seen, or skulk in the corner in true Western Australian fashion.


Grace Sanders

with Bass Lemon

8-10pm, Sunday 30 September

Grace Sanders is a 21 year old upcoming jazz/soul singer from Western Australia. Influenced by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Mamas and the Papas, Donny Hathaway and many more, her unique sound and songwriting abilities combine classic soul and jazz elements with honest lyricism, grabbing melodies and an original twist that have begun to gain traction on the Australian music scene.

Bass Lemon are a young dynamic jazz/funk fusion group who electrify audiences with a powerful mixture of popular classics and catchy originals. Doug, Finn, Fred and Leo have been playing together since 2010, and across the years they morphed, changed genres, in 2014 being joined by vocalist Ellen-Mai and becoming Bass Lemon. Their eclectic mix of repertoire appeals to a diverse audience, from younger groups who enjoy upbeat rearrangements of contemporary songs, and to any crowd who like to get down to some honest funk, to people who simply want to listen and appreciate true musical talent. They were selected to play at 2018 Fairbridge Festival and have appeared around the Perth area doing various private functions and gigs at venues such as Mojo’s Bar and Clancy’s in Fremantle.


Drag Yourself Out!

Drag Performances! Cheap Pizza/pasta! Party Games!

6pm, Monday 1 October

The Moon Cafe presents a Monday night like no other: so get off the couch and Drag Yourself Out.

After great success on the weekends, we are moving our ladies to Monday night to give you a chance to enjoy dinner and the show.

What’s that you say?

Its a concoction of food, drinks, party games and 3 hourly Drag Performances brought together by Swish, your Hostess with the Mostess.

Doors open from 6:00
Meet and greet 7:00
Shows hourly from 7:30

Entry is free but booking is essential.

Don’t miss out, call us on 9328 7474 or online to reserve your table.

Dust off Monday and come join us for the most fabulous meal of the day.

Please note, this is strictly an 18+ event.

With love as always,
The Moon