Roe 8 is a planned Australian highway extension, intended to reduce traffic congestion in Perth’s southern suburbs. Construction began last month following government approval, but the road has been met with heavy opposition, as many believe that it is economically and environmentally harmful. Demonstrations have taken place, including a protest concert called LIVE! In the Wetlands, which occurred earlier this week. Among those performing was Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker, using the moniker DJ Defs Worth It. Other acts included Koi Child (whose debut LP was produced by Parker) and Donna Simpson of the Waifs. See footage and photos from the concert below.
Revisit our feature “Cosmic Neurotic: The Heady Perfectionism of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker.”
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Mayor of Cockburn Logan Howlett + the OG @tame__impala in unity protecting the Beeliar Wetlands. Mayor Logan called on the stellar protest banner that beautifully nailed it by the eloquent "Cockatoos in the bush not Galahs in government". The one thing (if you live in Perth ) is + support the camp this week. Wednesday is a day that requires extra support #mobilise #noroe8 #rethinkthelink #savebeeliarwetlands #tameimpala
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