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.
Hosts & band to be announced!
MCs 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 !
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 !
Get ready for two badass and jaw-dropping performances this Wednesday! Oosterbanger brings her raucous PJ Harvey inspired show to The Moon, who will be joined by Dan Howls’ Tom Waits-esque gritty take on blues. Its hard to believe this hot lineup could be available for FREE, but it is – and kicks off at 9pm.
The Night Squad Jam is a new 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.
The Moon has an awesome dinner and drinks menu for you to get amongst!
We are huge fans of an album called ‘Delicate Empires’ by a fella from Sydney called Captain Earwax. It came out in August and has fast become one of our favourite releases of the year. A stunning master work of dense, intricate, texturally gorgeous instrumental beats. We’re pretty excited to have this guy in town doing two sets of magic in the back loungeroom. Highly recommended!
Here’s some more info about him:
Captain Earwax is the musical moniker of Australian multi-disciplinary artist Daniel O’Toole. As a solo artist, he has released 2 albums, 2 EPs and his Sea legs beat tape. He is the founder of the Free The Beats compilation series, which has released over 11 beat tapes.
“Delicate Empires is about the fragility of power, and looks to the story of Genghis Khan for inspiration. Genghis saw the weakness in a way of life that was removed from nature and confined by stone walls and governed by greed, the rise of the Mongol empire was enabled by this realisation.” – Captain Earwax
On Delicate Empires, Captain Earwax blends his passion for nature and earthly sounds with playful and emotive melodies, intricate percussion and crunchy textures. Delicately weaved together with a varied yet cohesive range of tracks, some which feature vocals from Jonti, Lou Millar and Amy Kisnorbo, while others focus on unique instrumentation such as the title track which features the morin khuur, or Mongolian horsehead fiddle, played by Sydney based Mongolian musician Bukhu. What’s most notable about this album, though, is its accomplishment as a seamlessly crafted long player, a format that is becoming somewhat of a rare gem in today’s landscape of streaming services and playlists created by algorithms.