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.
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,...
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.
Whether you’ve got a tatt or a tan, love your jacket denim or trench all differences are put aside when Best of Both Sides takes over the in-between.
Brought to you by Lucky Coq and Bimbo Deluxe, BOBS celebrates Melbourne’s best talent embracing not scorning the geographical divide. With 77 artists and 24 events sprawling five stages the spicy margharitas won't be the only...
The new initiative is designed to give a leg up to artists who have built significant initial career momentum off the back of their BIGSOUND experience.
The $100,000 prize is the largest of its kind in Australian music history and comes in collaboration with Levi’s. The likes of Courtney Barnett, Flume, Rufus, DMAs, Gang of Youths, The Temper Trap and Tash Sultana have all used...
In the wake of the Greyhound's closure, it's good to see more bars opening up and bucking the trend of LGBTI venues closing down. Meet Pride of our Footscray - or P.O.O.F for short - Footscray's new community-owned LGBTI+ bar.
Still celebrating the revered album’s 15th anniversary a few months on, the Latin metal pioneers are thrashing through top to bottom.
Ill Niño have made they’re names bringing a flair and ethnicity not invested by many heavy rock outfits. Revelling in their consistent, unflinching stage energy, their following is embodied by trust and loyalty.
More drum and beat-driven than ever before, Pete Murray finds new ground on his sixth studio LP.
Take Me Down is the first slice from Camacho which sees him enlist a raft of musical visionaries from AB Original’s Trials to Grammy-award winning wunderkind Eric J Dubowsky (Flume, The Chemical Brothers) for production.
The acclaimed King Cannons frontman has also revealed a mini-documentary into the making of the LP.
A successful crowdfunding campaign enabled Luke Yeoward to traverse the United States fossicking for inspiration. Ghosts sees the return of the musician’s much-loved explosiveness yet uncovers a new design, encasing everything to have influenced Yeoward over his lifetime.
The Grampians has become a hotbed for musical adventure and once again a first-rate lineup comes to the region for the next incarnation of the Grampians Grape Escape.
A fusion of blues, roots and folk talent is fronted by the likes of Deline Briscoe, William Crighton and Nick Charles. Freya Josephine Hollick has also been slated for the two-day festival alongside Demi Louise,...
Because singing Sappy Songs to his adoring Australian fans once wasn’t enough, Alan Cumming is coming back to do it all over again.
Not many play a better deviant than Alan Cumming but as he whips back around on his 2017 venture Down Under, it’s set to be far more joyous and light-hearted. Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs has befitted a prolonged worldwide domination, taking the...
As the hype for Vivid LIVE 2017 intensifies, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas has just enhanced two of its harbourside events.
With Repressed Records’ 15th Anniversary already welcoming the likes of Total Control and Severed Heads, now Miss Destiny, Lucy Cliché, Kitchen’s Floor, Fake, Angie, Francis Plagne, Skyline and Horse Macgyver are set to enter the...
Grinspoon are returning to the fore, travelling around the country on a 27-date tour to commemorate 20 years of one of their most well-loved albums.
Reaching double-platinum status off the back of a string of killer singles including Pedestrian, DCx3, Repeat, Just Ace and Don't Go Away - Grinspoon's seminal album Guide To Better Living spent 36 weeks in the ARIA Top 50. ...
The team down at The Bendigo hotel have whipped up a drink in homage to the humble Bunnings snag. You can pick yourself up a Bunnings Mary at the Bendi for a mere $10. Looks like lowest prices really are just the beginning.
Au Dré is a collaboration between talented musos JamBau and Audrey Powne.
The Melbourne natives combine influences from dance, electronic, hip hop, pop and roots to name a few. You probably recognise the duo from around the traps, given their longstanding involvement with the local music scene.
Their pedigree includes working as part of Sex On Toast, The Do Yo...