Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:07pm

With Michael Cusack


This Saturday November 12, the Underground Resistance DJ Assault Squad out of Detroit and SQL from Norway will blow the lid off My Aeon while they’re in the country for Strawberry Fields. My Aeon’s sound system is on point these days and with locals including Matt Radovich, ACM (Live) and Machete on board techno doesn’t get much better.

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:06pm

With Declan Burgess


Melbourne Music Week starts this Friday November 11 and it’s a bountiful bouquet of events so large it won’t fit into any conventional vase. Running until Saturday November, it’s nine days blooming with over 100 events and branching out to 40 venues across the city. The happening party right out the front of Parliament House, Live at the Steps is on this...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:05pm

With Joe Hansen


Boston punks Dropkick Murphys have announced their ninth full length album, 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory, will be released on the band’s own Born and Bred label on Friday January 6. I haven’t kept up with all of their releases, but their 2001 album Sing Loud, Sing Proud was one of the first punk rock albums I ever owned and still gets regular listens on...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 11:29am

With Michael Cusack


This week saw the first announcements of two new Victorian multi-day festivals, Pitch Music & Arts Festival and Babylon Festival. To the dismay of many, both festivals occur on the same weekend - as well as Golden Plains - Friday March 10 to Monday March 13. The Pitch lineup includes Italian hypnotic slow-burning techno maestro Donato Dozzy as well as...

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...


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