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Known for it's good time vibes and scene-linking ethos, MOJO BURNING puts the pedal to the metal this December, taking a bunch of acts on the road as part of its annual Mojo Roadshow Series. The Roadshow will see some of Australia's best talent converge on the Bendigo Hotel this week on Saturday December 03 from 5pm and feature The Ugly Kings, Hobo Magic, Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, Owen...

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Those cool cats at Bedroom Suck are throwing a Christmas party on December 3 at The Curtin. There will be party times and live music care of Senegambian Jazz Band and the Bedroom Suck carollers (Adam Curley, Sarah Chadwick, Steph Crase). Because it’s the time of year for giving, they want you to join in the festivities. We’ve got some shiny double passes for the taking, so get amongst it!...

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Forget the ARIAs and get on board for the debut of the National Live Music Awards. With an emphasis on celebrating the diverse music of Australia, the event takes place on Tuesday November 29 at venues across the country – all getting behind our thriving music scene. Melbourne favourites Camp Cope, Alex Lahey, The Smith Street Band and stacks more are all up for awards. Help them celebrate by...

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Dreamy Sydney duo Polographia are taking their EP around the country, and they want you to join the party! Experience their breezy tunes for the lowest price of free, thanks to The Workers Club and Beat Magazine. We’ve got two double passes up for grabs to their show at The Workers Club on Friday November 25. You gotta be in it to win it.

 

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When your bookshelf serves as a soundtrack in its own right, you know your reading material is on point. The fine people at Hachette Australia have released a stunning collection of music biographies throughout 2016, and we’re putting them all together in a prize pack for your leisure time enjoyment.

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We've got five double passes to give away to the brilliant BBC British Film Festival. Tell us your favourite British film to win. 

 

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It’s finally happened – Flyying Colours have dropped their first and hugely anticipated LP, Mindfulness. What could be better, we hear you ask? Well they’re also releasing it on vinyl, and here at Beat we’ve got some freshly pressed records to give away, that are so piping hot they’ve been setting off our smoke alarm all week. 

 

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Beat's cover stars The Delta Riggs are taking over the Corner Hotel next week for two huge nights in celebration of their latest offering, Active Galactic. To celebrate, we've got a massive prize pack to give away.  Thanks to The Delta Riggs, you can get yourself over to their gig on Thursday October 20, kit yourself out with a pair of Converse sneakers, Levis jeans and a Delta Riggs jacket....

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Even in her earliest self-released recordings, it was obvious that the angelic harmonies of Brooklyn-based composer and vocalist Julianna Barwick would set her on a stellar orbit. In the last few years that promise has paid off: playing piano for Yoko Ono, sharing the stage at Carnegie Hall with The Flaming Lips and Philip Glass, reimagining Bach and even having a beer created in her honour....

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Kingfisha are getting ready to raise the roof at the album launch for their latest effort, Offered It Up. If you want to live like a king but don’t have the cash, Beat has got you covered. We’ve got a bunch of double-passes up for grabs to Kingfisha’s album launch on Saturday October 8 at Northcote Social Club. 

 

 

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There’s a bear in there, and a chair as well. There are people (us!), with free shit to give away! To celebrate 50 years of the ABC’s favourite and most educational show, we’ve got a Play School Famous Friends CD and DVD combo to giveaway. Featuring Dan Sultan, Magda Szubanski, You Am I, Architecture in Helsinki, Molly Meldrum and many more, you’d be a real humpty dumpty to miss out...

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You might want to spit-shine your finest grill, because A$AP Ferg is rolling into town this week. At Beat, we know we can’t all be made of money. So we’re giving away some free tickets to get down and dirty with A$AP Ferg on Friday September 23, at 170 Russell. 

 

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The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” To celebrate the release of the new Beatles movie...

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In case you haven't heard, NGV essentially turns into Melbourne's best secret live music venue every Friday - boasting a slew of killer bands and artists each week for a string of shows like no other. That's why we want to get you in on the action. We've got double passes to give away every week, so you can experience the magic of music in the gallery for yourself. Trust us, you won't be...

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To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s final album Back To Black, vocalist Atlanta Coogan, with the help of the All Star Little Big Band, will give fans the full Amy Winehouse experience, covering her extraordinary life and musical career. Whether you’re a huge fan, or simply fascinated by the late artist, Beat want to help you get along to the show. We’ve got tickets to give...

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Eddie Perfect's play The Beast is one of the most hotly anticipated theatrical events of the year, and we've got three double passes to give away for the 1pm show on Sunday August 28. When three tree-changing couples flee their dark past, they quickly find the country life is not all (locally sourced) peaches and (hand churned, bicycle-delivered) cream. For these city dwellers, living an...

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The Dead Daisies have just released brand new album Make Some Noise and to celebrate, Beat wants to hook you up with some goodies. We’ve got a swag full of party packs to give away that include a copy of the new CD, a limited edition T-shirt and some bad-arse stickers. So now you can rep your favourite old school rock’n’rollers for the wonderfully low price of free. For your chance to get...

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Screening at Palace Cinemas across Melbourne, the Cine Latino Film Festival Festival features films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela covering everything from romance to football and back again in a brilliant and diverse program. We've got a bunch of tickets to give away to get you some of the best seats in the house. 

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Punk heroes NOFX have been touted of the world’s most influential and controversial punk bands, but their full story has never truly been told - until now. In The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, NOFX look back on more than three decades of inexplicable success, providing a close-up look at the punk rock music genre and, by proxy, the punk rock life. It’s a gnarly read that’s copped praise...

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Some of the most critically lauded and laugh-inducing shows from this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival are returning to stage in Melbourne over a run of special encore performances, and we're setting some lucky punters up with tickets. Hosted over three weekends in July, comedy fans will get a second chance to see local legends Anne Edmonds (That’s Eddotainment), Damien Power (...

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MIFF has unveiled an absolute blockbuster program for 2016, and we're proud to be offering up tickets to two of the hottest films on the program. 

 

The Man From Mo'Wax tells the story of James Lavelle and the pioneering trip-hop label Mo'Wax. By 21 he was a millionaire tastemaker. His 1998 all-star UNKLE album with DJ Shadow helped define a genre. But it's only when you're going...

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Flying Nun Records are a legendary New Zealand label that have released albums by some of the most influential alternative rock bands from this hemisphere. The Guardian described them as “the label with the highest quality output per capita in pop history.” In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records is the story of label boss Roger Shepherd, and we have a bundle of copies to...

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Ever since the release of 2014’s Grammy winning album Liquid Spirit in 2014 and last year’s collaborative single with Disclosure, Holding On, Gregory Porter has become one of the biggest names in contemporary vocal jazz. Fresh from appearing on the main stage at Glastonbury, Porter will be touring Australia in support of his latest release, Take Me To The Alley, in September. To celebrate we...

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The Wheeler Centre’s performance space is getting a makeover, but they’re soldiering on thanks to the good folks at The Toff. Their upcoming series covers everything from biography, comedy and even erotic fan fiction. For more details, head to The Wheeler Centre’s website. In the meantime, why not score yourself some free tickets to a reading of Allen Ginsberg’s visceral1955 poem,...

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Mane is breezing into Melbourne on Sunday July 24, as part of the mini-tour showcasing her new EP, House of Horror. The Adelaide based, independent songstress – aka Paige Renee Court – skilfully blends pop and blues with smoky vocal stylings. Beat has some double passes up for grabs to the upcoming show at Whole Lotta Love. You’ve gotta be in it to win it.

 

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Reformed ’70’s rockers Taste are back after almost 40 years with a new album, Life On Earth, which they are supporting with an Australian tour in July. Having rubbed shoulders with the likes of AC/DC and Queen back in the day, these guys were on the verge of major rockstardom when they decided to throw it all in. Taste will be at The Corner Hotel on Saturday July 16 and we have a free pass to...

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The Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters Show is set to be a night of nostalgia and plenty of shred. Adelaide’s iconic Zeppelin tribute outfit, Zep Boys, will be fronting the night alongside The Black Dog Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. It’s all going down at Hamer Hall on Friday July 8 and Sunday July 9, and Beat has scored some free double passes for a few lucky punters...

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Following a sold out premiere season in 2015, legends of 21st century Melbourne cabaret and circus, Anni and Maude Davey return to fortyfivedownstairs with the next instalment of Retro Futurismus - a colossal future-focussed vaudeville featuring zero gravity circus acts, siren songs, boutique burlesque, and breathtaking performance art.

 

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To complement the 2016 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Degas: A New Vision, the NGV stays open late with Friday Nights at NGV.

 

Running over thirteen weeks from 24 June to 16 September, enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition, music, short talks, food and bars, and performances by local and international acts. This winter, rock, folk, pop and garage punk are all on...

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Temporal Cast came into being out of an impulse to draw together what was, at the time, some disparate new talent emerging within Melbourne’s dance-music underground.

 

Since then, the acts which the label has been lucky enough to feature and support have grown into some of this city’s more sought-after names and the label itself has coalesced into something with more substance...

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