2012 was a magical year for live music. Whether it was a local or touring band, Perth managed to score some pretty darn great acts this year, and over that time we were there with a camera clickin’ away and living the gig cicruit dream. So to prove that we haven’t been sitting on our arses all year and to celebrate this awesome year of Perth music, we’ve made a list of our 20 best snaps of 2012 capturing everything from amazing live show antics to crowd climbing madness. We hope you enjoy these pics and we’re looking forward to a huge year of Perth music in 2013! Hellsss yesss!
PHOTO BY MICHAEL SPENCER:
Hot on the heels of their acclaimed debut album release ‘A is For Alpine’, Melbourne indie-popsters Alpine hit Northbridge’s Bakery stage giving a high energy performance to a packed crowd of adoring fans.
PHOTO BY A.J COULTER: The name Children Collide quickly became apparent by the second song. The audience was crashing against the stage like a wave and the photographers were all being thrown around like rag dolls. Just managing to escape the onslaught of madness – up pops a 6ft plus man surfing the crowd.
PHOTO BY JESSE ROBERTS: Although this shot was taken early on in Santigold’s set, fans were already falling in love with the amazing stage show that was unfolding in front of them. Needless to say, the packed Bakery band room was buzzing with excitement, and glistening with sweat.
PHOTO BY MICHAEL SPENCER: In one of the most anticipated WA shows of 2012, The Smashing Pumpkins delivered a high energy performance covering their latest album ‘Oceania’ in full + a heap of fan favs. Billy Corgan was in fine form for their only Perth show.
PHOTO BY JASMINE EALES: Just after Sugar Army had played, Fresh air was on the agenda and in the middle of a buzzing crowd lining up for the main act, Primal Scream this photo was taken. It captures the atmosphere outside of the theatre as people excitedly entered, fighting to get the best view for the show ahead.