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Posted 31 Mar 2017 @ 3:05pm

Following the release of his new Shapes, Sydney-based producer and songwriter, Billy Fox has announced East Coast tour dates and revealed the accompanying music video.

 

The single showcases a significant progression in Fox's songwriteing and production with its arrangement of synths and harmony-laden vocal melodies.
 

 
To coincide with the release, Fox...

Posted 31 Mar 2017 @ 3:05pm

Sydney is set to lose another fine diner with three-hat Restaurant Sepia looking to open its doors at a new venue in Melbourne next year with local supremo Chris Lucas.

 

Lucas, founder and CEO of The Lucas Group, runs popular Melbourne diners Chin Chin, Hawker Hall, Kong, Baby and The Botanical.
 
With the lease on their downtown Sydney restaurant coming to an end in...

Posted 31 Mar 2017 @ 3:04pm

Adelaide Aus-rock band West Thebarton Brothel Party have gone and released a new video for their single Moving Out. 

 

The band themselves will be moving around the country's capital cities over the next few weeks to tour their new single, ahead of appearances at Queensland's Big Pineapple Music Festival and Victoria's The Hills Are Alive later this year.
 
They've...

Posted 31 Mar 2017 @ 3:04pm

Straight out of Sydney's inner West, Bad Pony return with their latest single Deficiency out today.

 

Deficiency sees the band opting for a new direction whilst still incorporating their sound of grit, grind and dance.
 
From their forthcoming EP of the same title, Deficiency is a taste of what you can expect from these guys in 2017.
 
Bad Pony will be...

Posted 31 Mar 2017 @ 1:31pm

Brisbane band Morning Harvey have announced the dates to their upcoming east coast tour in support of their latest single Holy Gun. 

 

Holy Gun is taken from the band's forthcoming album debut and is Morning Harvey's boldest and most diverse statement yet.

  

Posted 31 Mar 2017 @ 11:59am

Body Count is the gangster-metal collective that made music fearsome to mainstream America sending politicians, parents and law enforcement officials into a proverbial tailspin.

 

ICE-T's Body Count's highly anticipated new, full-length album Bloodlust was released today, featuring a razor sharp collection of social right hooks and blows.
 
The record features guest...

Posted 31 Mar 2017 @ 10:31am

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 30 Mar 2017 @ 4:17pm

Rising Perth rockers Tired Lion have gone and dropped a new track ahead of a hotly anticipated tour. 

 

It comes in the wake of teaming up with Violent Soho frontman Luke Boerdam to produce their debut album - garnering buzz from tastemakers across the country. 

 

“I'd definitely say working with Luke has influenced our songwriting for the better," says frontwoman...

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 4:03pm

Lords of the big riffs, Wolfmother, are back at it with their new tour. 

 

Having spent the majority of 2016 touring and selling out theatres, stadiums and festivals throughout the world including North and South America, Europe, the UK and Scandinavia, Wolfmother finally return to Australia for the home leg of their Gypsy Caravan Tour - their first full national album tour since...

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 3:56pm

OPIUO is hitting the road with a run of east coast shows. 

 

Off the back of a North American tour, The Opiuo Band are armed with a stack of brand new music and a completely new live show.
 
The five-piece band create the perfect blend of raw, exciting live instrumentation, with the adventure of electronic music and a killer live performance.

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 3:41pm

In celebration of NGV's landmark Vincent Van Gogh exhibition, Gareth Liddiard has covered a seminal track from Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. 

 

The all new cover of Vincent Van Gogh sees Liddiard team up with his new project, Gareth Liddiard's Cocktail Favourites - bolstered by a sunny Cuban influence, inspired by his recent travels overseas. 
 
It comes in...

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 1:25pm

Areas of the State Library that have remained boxed off to the public for years will be reopened for use as part of an $88.1 million upgrade.

 

The new designs have been created by international renowned firms Architectus and Denmarks' Schmidt Hammer Lassen, set to open up 40 percent more space to the public. 

 

“For the past 18 months we’ve been asking Victorians...

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 12:33pm

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. My name is Nick Mason and I’ll be previewing each day of the festival before it...

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 11:08am

You've heard of ride-sharing, yeah? Maybe even car-sharing? Well, this is pretty much like that - except instead of sharing a beat-up Corolla with four other people, you're sharing a doggo. 

 

Australia's first dog-sharing website lets you borrow a dog free of charge, allowing you to get some quality time in with puppas, woofas, dergs, and dawgs without the full-time commitment...

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 10:15am

DJ Shadow is heading to Melbourne. 

 

He'll be taking to the stage off the back of his This Mountain Will Fall tour, celebrating 20 years since his seminal album Entroducing took the world by storm. Decades on, he's forged a name for himself as one of the most progressive producers of his generation. 
 
This Mountain Will Fall is DJ Shadow's fifth studio release,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 7:22pm

It's that time of year again - the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back for another side-splitting year. 

 

With hundreds and hundreds of shows on offer, you're going to need a hand sifting through it all. That's where we come in. With stacks of interviews and profiles from some of Australia's finest comedians along with the big-name internationals, it's your one-stop...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 6:30pm

Liv Cartledge's serene vocals and disarming style have caught the attention of many. With her brand new single You Got Me High, Cartledge's soft guitar picking and dulcet cowbell pace promise to arrest the senses.

 

Originally hailing from Beechworth, Cartledge grew up around music and in 2015 was crowned winner of the Telstra Road To Discovery, granting her the opportunity to...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 4:04pm

In the spirit of acknowledging their contribution to the arts, Music Victoria have proudly gathered the best seven metropolitan and three regional councils that ensure strong representation for live music in their area.

 

The City of Melbourne and City of Ballarat have received the prestige of being the top-ranked Metro and Regional councils, respectively. In alphabetical order,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:49pm

Sad By Sad West has dropped their 2017 lineup. However, there's nothing depressing about the bands and artists on offer this year. 

 

The festival is about embracing emotion in both music and life, recognising and appreciating our immediate space and communities. 
 
The Melbourne leg will take place over three days, featuring the likes of Carb on Carb, Pinkbatts, Jess...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:35pm

Catalan seven-piece La Pegatina will bring their special rumba stylings to Australia this May, and are looking to move some hips and get the crowd amped. 

 

La Pegatina formed in 2003, and they're not looking to slow down a bit. You can look forward to lyrics in Spanish, Catalan and French, and a guarantee that La Pegatina will somehow get you chanting their lyrics along with...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:31pm

It must be superstition – for the third time, Canadian indie futurists Walk Off The Earth will whisk around the world whilst bandleader Sarah Blackwood is pregnant. 

 

And for the third time a rollicking, vivacious tour awaits. Bearing a timelessly refreshing sound, Walk off the Earth meld rock, reggae, pop and folk influences and will tour in support of their most recent...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:29pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Shady Cottage has changed locations. 

 

This year’s festival is now being held at the picturesque Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. Situated in Melbourne’s northeast, Lake Mountain is still less than a two-hour drive away, and all programming will remain the same. There are still final release tickets up for grabs, so head on over to the festival...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 3:16pm

In celebration of the 20177 Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festivals, two of Australia's finest performers are set to take the stage in capstone performances. 

 

Soul powerhouse Emma Donovan will be joined by her stellar band The Putbacks, reinterpreting the music of Aunty Ruby Hunter. 
 
Meanwhile, Archie Roach will be performing songs from his latest album, Let Love...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:34pm

The ultimate celebration of everything Tarantino is back after a sell-out success in 2016. 

 

The Tarantino Ball is back for its third year, paying tribute to the legendary director with a party raging from dusk til dawn. 

 

Naturally, The Tarantinos will be soundtracking the night - playing songs from iconic Tarantino scenes live. 

 

Capping it off,...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:17pm

Chocolate lovers, this one's for you. 

 

Melbourne's chocolate festival is back in business for 2017, featuring a pop-up caravan bar serving up chocolate cocktails, a chocolate eating competition, live music, a blend-you-own smoothie van, a chocolate fountain set for dipping marshmallows in til your heart's content, cooking classes and more. 
 
Some chefs and venues...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 8:33am

After much speculation, the 2017 Splendour In The Grass lineup is here. 

 

The huge lineup features the likes of The XX, Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, Royal Blood, HAIM, Sigur Ros, Schoolboy Q, Vance Joy, Two Door Cinema Club, Peking Duk, RL Grime, Bonobo, Father John Misty, Tash Sultana, Paul Kelly, Stormzy, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Future Islands, Banks,...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 3:05pm

The ultimate Twin Peaks nerd experience will challenge novices and experts alike – bringing hints of drag, plenty of weird and enough brown to turn you upside down.

 

Talented music maker and performance artist Tanzer joins waitress extraordinaire Jordy unravelling episode by episode ever so slowly so suspicion lingers for the show’s imminent revival.
 
Remember that...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:58pm

Just when you think Groovin The Moo can't get any bigger. 

 

Capping off their mammoth lineup, they've gone and added 60 acts across the country to their Fresh Produce stage. 
 
Bands added to the Bendigo incarnation include Alice Ivy, Gambit, Harris Robotis, Jamo, Jvmanji, Pon Cho, Set Mo, Slick Slazenger and Throttle. 
 
They'll be joining a slew of...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:23pm

The most famous face in modern science is coming to Australia. 

 

Heading our way on with his show A Cosmic Perspective, the event will include a personal presentation by Dr Tyson himself, a fire-side chat with a local personality, and an audience Q&A session to finish. 

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an expert on the mysteries of the cosmos, understanding the...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:13pm

These guys know an antiquated shitbed when they see one.

 

As Melbourne welcomes back the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show for 2017, ShitGardens return to work – scouring the suburbs for grated parchments, disgustingly symmetrical arrangements and those little tree spout things which pop out of the middle of the lawn for no good reason.

 

In 2017,...

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