Perth is labeled, either whimsically or derisively, the most isolated capital city in the world. What happens to popular music in such a city during a time of globalization and sanitized sameness? The authors of this collection provide a snapshot of this cultural moment. Answers to the question fly off the pages of this book. Perth, a small and dynamic city, generates incredibly vibrant and diverse music - from the energy of hip hop and b-boys, electronica and post-rock, to committed performers and riveted fans in gritty pubs and darkened clubs. Disentangled from vested interests and corporate sponsorship, this is an independent book capturing the rhythms of an independent city.