Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 11:28am

With Declan Burgess


Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Darebin Music Feast showcases everything from jazz to gypsy folk. The feast features an expansive program, with community music groups performing in small local halls with intrepid international and touring acts, to dance parties and talks from cool industry folk. On Thursday November 3 there’s a killer panel talk called...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 11:20am

With Peter Hodgson


It’s just two short years since singer/songwriter Leah Martin-Brown formed Evol Walks. Now based in L.A., Evol Walks has bagged an EP, earned plaudits from artists and fans around the world, and played across three continents. So what do you do when you’ve been described as “Monster Magnet at their most accessible” and “Stone Sour before the first break up”?...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 11:19am

With Joe Hansen


It might be hard to believe these days, but in the ‘90s AFI were a great band. It sounds ridiculous, considering the bulk of their career, essentially everything from half of 2003’s major label debut Sing the Sorrow until now, has been absolute garbage. 1994’s Answer That And Stay Fashionable is a sketchy and rough LP of fast melodic hardcore, a perfect style...

Posted 27 Oct 2016 @ 11:36am

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This week, everyone wisely backs off the major releases, because the alpha is in the house and hungry for box office dolla$.


That's right, folks: for those still not suffering from costumed-hero fatigue, Benadryl Cumberbund...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 11:36am

With Peter Hodgson


Steven Wilson will return to Australia in October. Wilson’s last visit, in 2013, was an elaborate production and audio visual sensory experience. Catch the former Porcupine Tree leader at 170 Russell on Friday October 28.
Melbourne progressive instrumental project I Built The Sky, the brainchild of Rohan ‘Ro' Stevenson, will release The Sky Is...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 11:35am

With Tyson Wray


If dark and driving techno is your game, you’ll want to be sure to catch Stephan Bodzin when he hits our shores next month. Having worked with the likes of Marc Romboy and Oliver Huntemann, the German head also runs his own Herzblut label. He’ll hit Melbourne on Thursday November 17 at Brown Alley.
With a sound that resides somewhere in the middle...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 11:33am

With Joe Hansen


Have you ever noticed how modern hardcore bands often produce 25-30 test pressings of a record and then proceed to sell them directly to fans at inflated prices? I’ve got nothing against limited pressings and unique short runs, but I always figured a test pressing should be for, you know, testing the record before mass production. This should only require a...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 3:04pm

With Declan Burgess


The Push is launching a hip hop school called The Ledge. Aimed at hip youth of any hip hop experience aged between 12 and 25, The Ledge is a series of eight free workshops flowing from Thursday October 27 to Thursday December 15. The workshops work on developing recording, performing and production skills as well as covering artist management and digital...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 12:25pm

With Tyson Wray 


Fancy a bit of Detroit techno? One of the biggest names in the game – Kevin Saunderson – is coming our way. Alongside Derrick May and Juan Atkins, Saunderson is one of the ‘Belleville Three’ who are considered to be the pioneers and originators of techno. In recent times his own imprint KMS Records has been championing the next generation. Studio wise, expect...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 12:24pm

With Peter Hodgson. 


This Saturday October 22, catch an epic fundraiser for the Les Twentyman Foundation at The Bendigo Hotel. The Les Twentyman Foundation’s aim is to provide a future free of poverty, abuse, violence, discrimination and isolation to youth. Bands include Adamus Exul, Belligerent Intent, Cryptic Abyss, Internal Nightmare, Behold The Defiant, Aeonian, Evolution...


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