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Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 3:00pm

Already announced for this year's mammoth Splendour in the Grass lineup, Lil Yachty will make his way across the country for his debut Australian headline tour. 

 

Wrapping up a sold-out, headlining North America tour this past summer, he'll be bringing jams with him including prior hits Minnesota and 1 Night, as well as new tracks from his imminent debut album Teenage Emotions...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 1:54pm

The Bendigo Hotel are set to open their brand new kitchen with the help of a killer lineup of bands. Best of all? It's completely free to get down and christen this bad boy. 

 

Kicking off the night will be Groove Bandits & The Zombie Jesus Revue, followed by Prehistoric Douche, and the mysterious Los Amigos. Closing the night will be every Pulp Fiction lover's favourite band...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 10:47am

Critically acclaimed US indie rockers Real Estate have locked in a Melbourne sideshow while in the country for this year's Splendour in the Grass. 

 

It marks their fourth visit to Australia, supporting their acclaimed album In Mind - recorded in L.A. with Grammy-winning producer Cole M.G.N., who has previously worked with Beck, Snoop Dogg and Julia Holter. 

 

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Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 10:35am

LA-based act Bishop Briggs has locked in a Splendour in the Grass sideshow. 

 

Riding a wave of buzz onto Australian shores, she'll be taking to the stage in Melbourne off the back of her hit singles River, Wild Horses and the recently released The Way I Do. 

 

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 10:27am

Touring in support of her latest album, Banks is set to treat Melbourne to a rare headline show. 

 

It comes in the wake of her newest album, The Altar, as well as a hotly anticipated set at Splendour in the Grass. 
 
Her first EP, London, released in 2013 heralded the arrival of an artist to watch. Cemented by her lauded sets at St Jerome's Laneway Festival and...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 10:17am

UK grime kingpin Stormzy has locked in a Melbourne show. 

 

It comes in the wake of his hard-hitting release, Gang Signs & Prayer featuring the hit tracks Big For Your Boots and Shut Up. 
 
He'll be heading to Aussie shores ahead of appearances at UK festivals Glastonbury, Wild Life and TRNSMT, giving local audiences the first taste of his chart-topping bangers...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 9:55am

Icelandic singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ásgeir has locked in a sideshow while in the country for this year's Splendour In The Grass. 

 

Last in the country for the 2014 incarnation of Splendour, Ásgeir sold out two Sydney Opera House shows and was an undoubted festival highlight. Now, he makes his long-awaited return to both Byron Bay as well as a string of...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 9:36am

Fresh from being locked in for this year's sold-out Splendour In The Grass, Bonobo will be heading to Melbourne with a full band off the back of his latest record. 

 

His latest album, Migration, is being viewed as his strongest release to date, arriving 17 years after his debut release turned heads with Animal Magic. 

 

His 2017 live show is his largest effort yet...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 9:30am

Lauded singer/songwriter and celebrated internet troll Father John Misty has locked in a Melbourne sideshow while in the country for Splendour in the Grass. 

 

He'll be coming our way off the back of his newest record, Pure Comedy, which promises a scathing view of modern times set to expansive Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys arrangements. 

 

Navigating themes of...

Posted 7 Apr 2017 @ 8:09am

After much speculation, Queens of the Stone Age have finally announced an Australian tour - locking in a run of visceral headline shows. 

 

The group have been keeping a low profile for the last 18 months, locked away in the studio working on new material. Now, the time has come to share it with the masses.
 
As well as hitting up this year's massive Splendour in the...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 3:19pm

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back and Beat Magazine is proud to present MICF Menu - your inside track to all the delectable treats of this year’s festival season. Hope you’ve left some room since last festival, because this year’s program serves up a veritable smorgasbord of shows. I’m Nick Mason and I’ll be previewing each day of the festival before it happens,...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 3:05pm

Melbourne-based illustrator Sian Davies is pulling together a selection of her best work, all centered with bright visuals and lucid drawings. 

 

With surreal drawings exploring the weird and wacky corners of the imagination, Davies takes influence from classic tattoo art styles and Day of the Dead traditions, all peppered with references to storytelling and characters. 
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Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 2:36pm

After a year packed full of festivals, food truck parks and market stops, Lukumades are setting up shop - making them Melbourne's first dedicated brick and mortar Greek doughnut destination. 

 

Lukumades is all about honouring the traditional Greek doughnuts of yesteryear while adding a modern twist. Case in point: their freshly made golden balls of fried dough topped with...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 2:15pm

Melbourne five-piece Belle Haven have spent years honing their craft, and they're now ready to share the latest fruits of their labour with audiences across the country. 

 

The band have joined forces with Greyscale Records to announce the release of their new album, You, Me And Everything In Between - due out June 16. 

 

"You, Me and Everything in Between has been...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 12:41pm

We all knew it would. 

 

Quicker than you can say "I really should have got my shit together", every single Splendour ticket was snapped up by an avid selection of punters keen to soak in their cracking 2017 lineup
 
“Once again we have been overwhelmed by...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 11:05am

The Murlocs have released the first single from their forthcoming third album and it does not disappoint. 

 

Noble Soldier arrives as three minutes of unadulterated garage rock, abuzz with lo-fi melodies and hooks. 

 

“The track paints the picture of an everyday forgotten hero-turned-vagabond, chugging along for hope despite failure," says singer and lyricist...

Posted 6 Apr 2017 @ 10:25am

Lauded singer/songwriter Joe Pug is packing up his guitar and songbook and heading to Australia. 

 

Returning for his latest headline show since 2016's Out on the Weekend Festival, Pug is back on Aussie shores in the wake of his latest album, Windfall - a record that's seen his position cemented as one of America's premier songwriters. 
 
He'll be joined by the...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 4:00pm

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is here and Beat Magazine is proud to present MICF Menu - your inside track to all the delectable treats of this year’s festival season. Hope you’ve left some room since last festival, because this year’s program serves up a veritable smorgasbord of shows. I’m Nick Mason and I’ll be previewing each day of the festival before it happens, from...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 3:32pm

Best known for her role as Margery Tyrell in Game of Thrones, Natalie Dormer is heading to Melbourne in an exclusive Q&A.  

 

Asides from her role in Thrones, Dormer is also well-loved for her starring role as Anne Boleyn on hit period drama The Tudors. 
 
In film, she previously starred opposite Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde in director Ron Howard's Rush,...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 3:08pm

After a successful launch in 2016, Triple R's celebration of live music is back in business once more. 

 

April After Dark will be showcasing some of the most vibrant Australian acts out there live at Triple R in celebration of April Amnesty.  
 
Join Triple R for a big week of live music from the Triple R Performance Space with 22 acts over seven consecutive nights,...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 2:48pm

Horrorshow have joined forces with Australian larrikins Aunty Donna in a brilliant new video clip. 

 

Watch the Donna boys as they set out to make the best cake of all time. Naturally, it devolves into something that's nothing but hysterical. 

 

Eat The Cake is lifted from Horrorshow's fourth studio album, Bardo State. 

 

Watch the madness unfold below...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 1:37pm

Melbourne hip hop duo REMI are getting together with lauded Australian act Sampa The Great for a huge co-headline tour. 

 

The frequent collaborators will set off on a cross-country jaunt, alternating set times each night before sharing the stage for a joint finale. 

 

Last year, REMI teamed up with Sampa The Great to release For Good, the first single off REMI's...

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:02am

The dankest day of the year is fast approaching, and The Bennies are putting on an April 20 party for the ages. 

 

As well as a live set from The Bennies, Dedmedics will also be along for the ride. Capping it off comes a special live art show from long time Bennies artist Trog, who'll be delivering his specific brand of stoner art. 

 

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 10:15am

The annual Leaps & Bounds Music Festival is back in business for 2017, releasing a stellar lineup for their opening night. 

 

Indie heavyweights Augie March will be headlining the event, joined by lauded singer/songwriter Jess Ribeiro and garage rockers The Pink Tiles. 
 
Capping it off, there will also be a surprise mystery guest set to perform Paul Kelly's...

Posted 4 Apr 2017 @ 4:54pm

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back and Beat Magazine is proud to present MICF Menu - your inside track to all the delectable treats of this year’s festival season. Hope you’ve left some room since last festival, because this year’s program serves up a veritable smorgasbord of shows. I’m Nick Mason and I’ll be previewing each day of the festival before it happens,...

Posted 4 Apr 2017 @ 3:11pm

Common Kings are heading back to Aussie shores in support of their long-awaited debut LP. 

 

Last in the country to support Justin Timberlake on his 20/20 tour, Common Kings have since pushed through a relentless touring schedule that has taken them to stadiums across the globe - both supporting world-renowned artists and as headliners in their own right. 

Posted 4 Apr 2017 @ 2:30pm

Granadiers are back with an explosive single and video, capped off with a cheeky east coast tour to boot. 

 

Suburban Life comes straight out of the gate as a beacon of contemporary Aussie rock, and is the latest taste of what will be the third album from the revered three-piece. 

 

Watch the '90s-inspired raceway clip below. 

 

Posted 4 Apr 2017 @ 2:11pm

Evan Dando is heading Down Under for a run of intimate shows.  

 

With a dedicated cult following, Dando has long been a favourite on Australian shores. This time around, he's joining us to mark the reissue of his debut solo LP, 2003's Baby I'm Bored. 

 

Posted 4 Apr 2017 @ 2:03pm

Geelong's five-piece rock band MDRN LOVE have released their debut single Bring Me Down today.

 

MDRN LOVE combine unhinged and emotive storytelling with driving guitars to create their own unique rock sound.

 

The song is from the band's much anticipated debut EP and comes just in time for the bands collection of shows across Victoria.

  

Posted 4 Apr 2017 @ 1:40pm

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival has revealed its 2017 program, complete with Oscar-nominated films, thought-provoking content, Australian shorts, exhibitions, events and more.  

 

Highlights of the full Melbourne program include Australia's first ever Oscar-nominated foreign language film, Tanna, Sundance Film Festival favourite Quest, a Melbourne-only Australian...

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