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Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:09pm

By Georgia Spanos

 

A whole Korean fried chicken? Half a Korean fried chicken? Three Korean Fried Chickens? The choice is yours down at the National Hotel in Richmond, when every Tuesday night is Korean chicken night. And to make your Tuesday night even more exciting, the finger licking chicken comes with bao and your choice of sides like pickled eggplant, kim...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:07pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Didn’t get tickets to Adele? Don’t worry my fellow Melburnians, there’s plenty of other dance floors around Melbourne that won’t bat an eyelid at your funny mum-dancing. At Brown Alley on Friday March 17 John Talabot and Axel Bowman do a Power Rangers Megazord type thing and combine their powers to become Talaboman. Clever what they did with...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:06pm

With Joe Hansen

 

Long-running Sydney hardcore legends Toe to Toe have announced the upcoming release of their fifth full length album. Entitled Rise Up, the record will be their first release since 2013’s Still Fighting EP. The album will be released on Friday April 28 through Golden Robot Records. From Golden Robot: "Wearing their influences on their tattooed sleeves, Toe To...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:33pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown on what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This is a big week for us - two Aussie releases, another US blockbuster filmed on our turf, an Iranian award-winner and a Japanese box office smash!

 

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Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:29pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Season of Misthas signed Norwegian black metal stalwarts 1349 worldwide, after previously signing them for the US. The band says, “We are currently in the early creative stages of our new art offering and we are excited to confirm that we have extended our agreement with partners Season of Mist – this time handling the release worldwide.”
 
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Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:28pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Labour Day weekend, the traditional last hurrah for summer festivals. Before the weekend hits though, Kiasmos are checking into Howler for their Pitch sideshow on Wednesday March 8. Kiasmos are an Icelandic producer duo that have an uplifting and beautiful take on techno, soaring orchestral melodies combined with thumping melodic basslines give them a broad...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:26pm

With Jimmy Hall

 

One producer that has been flying under the radar is Pete Rock. He is perhaps one of the most underrated and influential producers currently in hip hop. For those unfamiliar, he has worked with the likes of Run-Dmc, Nas, De La Soul, and the hard spitting Wu-Tang Clan. You have likely heard his work even if you can’t recall the name.
 
2016 saw Pete...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:26pm

With Georgia Spanos

 

Towards the western end of North Melbourne lives one of my best kept secrets, Amiconi, a family run restaurant who has held its ground since the owners first migrated to Australia back in 1950. What I love so dearly about this spot is how true they stay to their origins, never giving into modern twists or fusion influence. Amiconi respects their traditions,...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:21pm

With Declan Burgess

 

Ohhhh boy this weekend is a long one, jam-packed with festivals and sandwiched between cool gig after cool gig. On that note it’s a good thing everyone gets Monday off so they can roll down and throw down to the Stepson sideshow at Wrangler Studios on Sunday March 12. After selling out the Melbourne leg of their Australian tour with Storm The Sky there was...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:20pm

With Joe Hansen

 

The Smith Street Band have announced a huge national tour in support of their upcoming album More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. With support from Joyce Manor, Ceres and Allison Weiss, the tour will hit up all major cities, with a Melbourne show at The Forum on Saturday June 3. "For this tour, we’re playing the venues that we have always dreamed of playing:...

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