Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 3:00pm

Welcome to Beat’s weekly rundown of what’s hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Owing to the public holiday (and those cheeky buggers at Marvel), a few major releases snuck past me over the weekend, and I’m rectifying that issue by bringing them to you now – in full HD!


On top of two Aussie releases and the naturally unassailable Hollywood blockbuster, it’s a...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:55pm

With Joe Hansen


Skate-punks Teenage Bottlerocket have announced a national tour this October, their first time since their 2011 tour with Frenzal Rhomb. The band are touring in support of their upcoming full-length album of cover songs Stealing the Covers, out this July on Fat Wreck. Teenage Bottlerocket will play The Bendigo Hotel on Friday October 6.

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:52pm

With Peter Hodgson


Guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen is headed to Australia for the first time, in support of his new record Salting Earth. Kotzen is probably best known for his band The Winery Dogs with Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), but has a hell of a resume and a ridiculously unnatural level of talent. Kotzen writes and performs all the instruments on...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:51pm

With Vanessa Valenzuela


Kendrick Lamar ruled the hip hop world after unleashing his stripped-back masterpiece DAMN. The fourth studio album beat Drake’s More Life for the highest selling debut of 2017. It hosts an impressive list of production credits, with contributions from The Internet’s Steve Lacy, BADBADNOTGOOD, The Alchemist and many more.
DAMN is a testament...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:48pm

With Michael Cusack


Just when you think festival season is over Freedom Time have announced a winter edition of their outdoor party at Coburg Velodrome. Musical rewards for braving the cold on Saturday June 3 are DJ Harvey, Kim Ann Foxman and a killer lineup of locals. Shit yeah.
This Friday April 28, promoters Alter and Konnekt’d are collaborating to present...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:47pm

With Declan Burgess


PBS is searching for a team of volunteers for the PBS Radio Festival. The Radio Festival is the annual fundraising drive running from Monday May 15 until Sunday May 28 and the community radio station are looking for people to help field the phone calls that fill their lines during this time. It’s a fresh opportunity to work on the front lines and meet...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:45pm

With Georgia Spanos


Thornbury’s favourite live music venue and child to two crazy music fans, Tago Mago announces exciting news this week – a new ‘low n slow’ vibe to their menu. The kitchen team who go by the name Limp Brisket have brought their succulent smoked meats and buns to the venue especially for Tago Mago guests. The rich and buttery flavour of the meats can only be...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:32pm

With Joe Hansen


Bloodclot, the new hardcore band featuring Cro-Mags’ vocalist John Joseph plus ex-Queens of the Stone Age members Nick Oliveri and Joey Castillo have announced the release date of their debut album. Up in Arms will be released on Friday July 14 via Metal Blade Records. “In this band we’re doing what each of us have always done: give it our all,” John Joseph...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:30pm

With Peter Hodgson


North Carolina’s From Oceans To Autumn return after their last album A Perfect Dawn in 2013 and several digital EPs released in 2014/2015. Ether/Return To Earth is a stunning double album which veers from huge landscapes to walls of sound. Brandon Helms says “Writing and recording of this double album has been going on for two years off and on. Mainly in the...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:29pm

With Jimmy Hall


Homeboy Sandman is making art again. The underground New York rapper released another album in early April. Veins is his seventh album since 2007 – and that doesn’t include the eight EPs he released during the same time either. Homeboy is known for having sharp rhymes and his wacky flow is best described as more Aesop Rock than anything else. Before you put him...


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