h
Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:20pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Melbourne’s Desecrator have signed with Dinner For Wolves for the release of their debut studio album, To The Gallows. The album will be released locally in March, with worldwide release details to come. Dinner For Wolves have quietly been building a roster of high calibre Australian bands including Superheist and The Screaming Jets.
 
The Darkness...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:19pm

With Michael Cusack

 

This Saturday sees London techno heavyweight Dax J bringing his brand of dystopian heaving techno to the Gasometer for the next installment of Bunker’s open air series. Dax grew up listening to the UK sounds of jungle, drum n bass and garage. Being heavily influenced by drum n bass heroes like Goldie and Bad Company, his love for the underground meant he...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:18pm

With Joe Hansen

 

Punk-rockers Against Me have announced a national tour this May. In addition to appearances at Groovin the Moo, which will be held in Bendigo this year, the band will play Max Watt’s on Friday May 5 with national support from local favourites Camp Cope. Tickets are on sale now. Against Me continues to tour in support of 2016’s Shape Shift With Me.
 
...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:16pm

With Jimmy Hall

 

This year the women’s Carlton AFL team stepped on the field and let us Collingwood fans know regardless of what gender is playing we will still be disappointed. To ease my poor broken Collingwood-loving heart I thought I’d look into another male dominated industry with bad-arse females doing their thing. While Melbourne may be the birth place of football, the U....

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 2:25pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown on what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This week, we have one major Chinese American co-production, one China vs America production, one Vietnamese release and one American film set in Japan. Asia is the future (and the past).

 

Two special mentions this week - firstly, Hidden Figures officially opens this week (jumped the...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:00pm

With Declan Burgess

 

On Saturday February 18, the whole Melbourne city CBD will transform into a grand slumberless paradise for the 2017 edition of White Night. White Night is like one of those summer nights where you can’t fall asleep, but instead of drenching you in sweat and mosquito bites you’re rinsed in surreal light and installation exhibitions, and instead of that warm...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 11:59am

With Georgia Spanos

 

If you’re yet to be told of the amazing Asia Topa (Asia-Pacific, Triennial of Performing Arts), I am most pleased to be the one to share. With what collaborates, connects and most importantly celebrates Australia's loyal relationship with contemporary Asia, we witness Melbourne light-up, jump and leap into a month-long celebration of performing and visual...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:05pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown on what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Oscar season is in full swing - I hope you've tuned your heart strings, 'cause they're about to get a hecka workout.

 

 

 

-

 

FENCES

 

 

Along with Moonlight, this film is leading the charge...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 12:20pm

With Joe Hansen

 

Melbourne hardcore veterans Mindsnare have announced the upcoming release of two new 7”s. Each record will feature two new tracks, plus a cover of Motorhead’s Mean Machine and Destruction’s Mad Butcher. Pre-orders are available now from Resist Records for a limited run of 200 copies, with an official release date of Friday March 10. The releases will be their...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 12:19pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Opeth are in town for two shows at 170 Russell with one more to go on Wednesday February 8. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and most importantly, crafted 12 stunningly beautiful, intrinsically intense albums to become one of the best bands on the planet, whether...

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - column