Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:20pm

With Georgia Spanos


North Melbourne welcomes a new member to the family and the story of how they got there is just as heart-warming as their effortless authenticity. One day, not so long ago, El Cielo (a traditional Mexican food manufacturer) was delivering fresh tortillas to their regular client El Sabor (a mexican restaurant in North Melbourne). El Cielo walked in simply to...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:18pm

With Joe Hansen


Melbourne hardcore staples Rebirth have announced they will be performing their final show next month. Joined by Outright, Homesick and The Accursed, the band will perform an all ages show at Phoenix Youth Centre on Saturday March 18. Also at the show will be a charity food donation drop off run by Food of Today, with all donations going to the Asylum Seeker...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:17pm

With Peter Hodgson


Canadian quartet Striker have just released their fifth album, via their own indie label Record Breaking Records. The self-titled collection is all classic metal, hard rock and ‘80s hair metal and is packed with vocal harmonies, killer guitar leads and catchy choruses.
Technical progressive death metallers Fallujah are headed to Australia in...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:16pm

With Michael Cusack


March already hey? Shit’s crazy. But the party must go on. On Thursday March 2, Radio Bar in Fitzroy are hosting DISCO Africa, a party celebrating African synthesiser music from the ‘60s, ’70s and ’80s. Paying homage to artists such as William Onyaebor, BLO, Francis Bebe, Assagai, Rob, Odion Iruoje, Ata kak, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and other...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:15pm

With Declan Burgess


Triple R will be hosting an epic run of gigs all March with Test Pattern Transmissions. It’s all about putting cool local acts on the spot at the Triple R Performance Space and calibrating their sine waves into sweet and delicious live broadcasts. It goes down every Wednesdayat 6.25pm and it’s got all of your favourites including Cash Savage and the Last...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:14pm

With Jimmy Hall


After releasing a string of singles in 2016, New Jersey’s MC, Twondon was expected to release an album this year. Instead we’ve got a new single in Supreme feat JAG. Aside from the fact that it’s not an albums worth of music, it’s pretty good. No word on that album yet though.
Horrorshow have just dropped an albums worth of music titled Bardo State...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:05pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown on what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Naturally, I must make some comment on the absurdly expensive spectacle that is the Oscars, but we must also pay tribute to the late, great Bill Paxton.


Bill was unstoppable, a product of trashy genre output that managed to get his mug onto award-winning fare, to which he brought...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:54pm

With Georgia Spanos


The Naked European
Towards the far end of Chapel Street Windsor, lives a European-style restaurant with an energetic, electric feel. Just judging by the name, you can be sure to expect some flare. Serving an array of European flavours – cheese stuffed zucchini flowers and meatballs in sugo from Italy, jalapeño poppers and chorizo from Spain – your...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:53pm

With Joe Hansen


After much speculation and delayed announcements, long-running garage punks Dwarves have announced their upcoming Australian tour. Having recently played our shores in 2015, the band is back with a quick run of dates this March and early April. The band will play The Curtin on Friday May 5. Tickets are available via The Drunk Promoter.
In a...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:52pm

With Bel Ryan 


Cherry Bar owner/booker James Young has announced six of the international acts for CherryRock017. “We’ve got legendary San Francisco garage punks Dwarves. Southern rock/psychobilly from Atlanta’s Nashville Pussy. The incredible female two-piece, Bala, from Spain, who sound like Patti Smith out front of Motorhead. Bottlecap must be the bastard triplets of fellow...


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