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Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 10:14am

Electronic Music With Tyson Wray

 

Well hello there. Meet the newest festival on the Australian summer calendar: Tell No Tales. Run by the Hardware crew, the event is “inspired by the European summer” – whatever that means. Marketing/promo bullshit aside, the lineup speaks for itself. Headlining will be minimal techno maverick Ricardo Villalobos (let’s hope he doesn’t repeat the...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 12:14pm

 

ACE OF SPADES AT MR BOOGIE MAN
Motorhead tribute band Ace of Spades are playing at Mr Boogie Man Bar on Friday August 19 with Katana Cartel and Strangers In Town. As I write this I’m in LA for the week and I had dinner at Lemmy’s favourite place, the Rainbow Bar & Grill last night and they seated me under a big photo of Lemmy. The Rainbow is unveiling a statue of him there...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 12:02pm

 

Long-running Melbourne post punk/noise rock band The Nation Blue have announced the upcoming release of not one, but two full length albums. Entitled Black and Blue, the two albums were recorded live in a hall in rural Victoria over the past two years. Their first release since 2009’s Rising Waters, Black and Blue are both to be released on Friday October 14 via Poison City Records....

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 11:55am

Electronic Music With Tyson Wray

 

So this week has seen a shitload of festivals announce their lineups, and there is some very tasty electronic talent coming our way. My picks? If you’re planning on heading to the Meredith Music Festival then do not miss out on Mount Liberation Unlimited and Ben UFO. If you’re more of a Strawberry Fields kinda guy/gal then you’re going to want...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 11:12am

 

ENSLAVED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
Just a little reminder: extreme metal artisans Enslaved will bring their 25th anniversary celebrations to Australia in October, with two full sets over the course of the evening. Set one is dubbed Tales From Mythological Forests: a collection of material from the earlier chapters of Enslaved’s career. Set two is Spinning Wheel Ritual, featuring...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 11:06am

 

Blind Man Death Stare, Grim Rhythm, AKF, Keggin’, Drexler and Simon Wilson are all playing together on Thursday August 18 at The Bendigo Hotel for Carlton Drought Relief, a benefit show for the sacked workers ofCarlton United Breweries. Last month, 55 workers had their employment contracts with the brewery terminated and offered their old positions back with a 65 per cent pay cut....

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 10:58am

Electronic Music With Tyson Wray

 

Big ups to the local collective Thick as Thieves are due. As y’all probably know, the dons are often throwing charity gigs at Revolver Upstairs to raise money for The Fred Hollows Foundation, hosting encore sessions from their international touring artists all to help the blind. Well, recently to celebrate the 40th birthday of head honcho Mike...

Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 2:53pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Today is an auspicious day, as I've finally given up completely on DC after its total botch job on Suicide Squad

 

Two big studio comedies hit screens this week, along with a local offering making waves on the festival circuit...

Posted 4 Aug 2016 @ 1:35pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Hey, you know how you got a bonus film last week? Well, now I'm taxing you. Or, more accurately, there's only four films out this week.

 

I'm making up the shortfall with a SURPRISE GUEST that shows how deeply current I am. Witness me.

 

Thing is, for me, there's only...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 11:20am

 

New Jersey’s Screaming Females have sold out the Curtin this Saturday, but have announced a show at The Old Bar on Monday August 8, and it’s going to be the best. I want to see all of you down there for one of the best punk rock bands around. If you miss this you better be dead or in jail and if you’re in jail, breakout. In the immortal words of Dipper: “Be there.”
 
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