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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.

 

 

 

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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...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 12:18pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Goddamn Melbourne, you’re really turning it up this week. First up on Thursday we’ve got another installment of Nude, going down in the Mercat Basement. Miris is doing a live hypnotic techno set, look forward to hearing him push the boundaries of sonic exploration and slow burning mood builders. On the decks for the rest of the night are Tim...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 12:16pm

With Declan Burgess

 

The Push and Arts Centre Melbourne are on the lookout for a team of teen tastemakers for New Slang. If you’re not up to speed, New Slang is a series of live monthly gigs held at The Channel with lineups toting totally tantalising touring and local artists for all ages. Last year New Slang featured acts like Alex Lahey, Tiny Little Houses, Jarrow, and now...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 12:15pm

With Georgia Spanos

 

In just short of a week we will witness Melbourne transform into a citywide date night for Valentine’s Day, and for some reason, Italian food just feels right. Whether you’re treating your lady, confronting your crush or having absolutely nothing to do with this ghastly celebration, I have all of your Italian cravings covered. Tucked away in the sweet 'Bond...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 12:38pm

With Georgia Spanos

 

It's a pleasure to open this week's column with something equally as soulful as it is delicious. It all started when the builders and developers over at PACE reached near completion of their stylish Collingwood apartments. An unused space out the back became very intriguing to PACE and also to the hospitality eye. With rent, electricity, water and building...

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