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Having just coming back into town after an extensive tour of Europe, Melbourne prog-rockers Toehider are heading straight into Ding Dong Lounge, all set to launch their new EP, Mainly Songs About Robots, on Friday February 12. Toehider’s Queen influenced, larger than life progressive rock has earned them enough praise to get a hold of drummer Vinny Appice of Dio and Black Sabbath fame to make...

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Melbourne Zoo’s now iconic Twilights series is just around the corner, and the lineup is kicking. In 2016, Zoo Twilights will feature 14 all ages shows from the end of January until the middle of March. All proceeds from the series will go towards fighting the extinction of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, and tickets to all shows include full access to Melbourne Zoo before the shows commence, so...

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Tassie’s Party in the Paddock starts back up next month, running over February 19 and 20 with a lineup stacked with the best of the best of the Australian music scene. The all Aussie lineup so far features the likes of Violent Soho, Tkay Maidza, British India, Spiderbait, The Preatures, SLEEPMAKESWAVES, Bad//Dreems, The Bennies and Ecca Vandal. Are they forgetting any other big names? Nah, I...

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Touted as ‘the future of hip hop’ by the likes of Pitchfork, eclectic NYC rapper Le1f has been defying expectations since first emerging as a beatmaker for Das Racist. Having recently given the audience at SugarMountain a taste of his new album Riot Boi , now you too can experience that music, in the comfort of your own home. We have a copy of the new Le1f album on beautiful vinyl, enter below...

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It’s every film student’s wet dream; Alfred Hitchcock’s classic films will be screened at Hamer Hall early next year, alongside Bernard Herrmann’s score played live by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Hitchcock & Herrmann will run on Friday February 5 and Saturday February 6 next year. 

 

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 Kajaki: Kilo Two Bravo tells the story of three soldiers in Afghanistan who found themselves in a minefield after one loses their leg to a land mine. My God is it hard to follow that with some jokes. We’re a light hearted magazine, so I’ll get right to it; Kajaki: Kilo Two Bravo comes out on Blu-ray, DVD and digital release on January 20, and we’re handing out copies.

 

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Woody Allen’s latest melancholic comedy Irrational Man comes out on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital release on Wednesday January 13. Wondering how you can profit from this? Read on. Irrational Man follows philosophy professor Abe’s (Joaquin Phoenix) arrival at a College in Rhode Island, which quickly draws the romantic attention of both Rita (Parker Posey) and Jill (Emma Stone). It’s really starting...

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Midsumma is in full swing, and GasworksArtsPark is hosting a huge number of productions throughout the season. One in particular is Gone; an award-winning comedy about a gay man who loses his penis. What a travesty. This show is a Premier event in the 2016 Midsumma calendar, so it’s bound to be good. Want tickets? Sure you do. 

 

 

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On Saturday January 30, two titans of the Detroit techno scene, Jeff Mills and Derrick May will play an extraordinary show with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. You may recall Jeff Mills performed with the MSO last year as part of Melbourne Festival, and they tore Hamer Hall to shreds. This time around, he will stage an all-new, never-before-performed set especially created with composer...

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Electro pop guru Louise Love has been running through a string of dates around the nation this month, touring off the back of her single Get Back, and she’s finally bringing the show down to the Grace Darling on Friday January 29. Set to launch her Tantric Shuffle EP, Louise Love will receive some superstar support on the night from Simona Castricum, Astral Skulls and InfraGhosts, making this...

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Ridley Scott is back to his best. The Martian sees astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) stranded on a barren planet after a fierce storm wreaks havoc on his team’s interplanetary mission. With little to no supplies, Watney is forced to lean on his intellect and human spirit as he attempts to overcome the seemingly impossible situation. Meanwhile NASA technicians, scientists and managers...

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Melbourne’s newest home of cult cinema, Lido Cinemas has confirmed a one-week encore season of the latest controversial film by master provocateur Gaspar Noé, Love, off the back of a successful two week run last month.  This will be the final opportunity for audiences to see the film on the big screen, in 3D, before its release on DVD and Blu-Ray later this month, so you should probably head...

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A summit of musical legends will occur at Mitchelton Wines in Nagambie on Saturday January 23. ARIA Hall of Famer’s Icehouse will bring their synth-heavy hits and a reformed Baby Animals and Diesel will both bring the weight of their catalogues, together showcasing some of Australian rock’s finest tunes from 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. We have some double passes to give away for the Jan 23 winery...

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Bowled Over has been the biggest unofficial triple j Hottest 100 countdown party for five years running now, and of course it’s back again for this year’s Australia Day tradition. Even if the countdown isn’t really your deal (remember to act surprised when Depreston wins), there’ll be drinks, food and BBQ’d goods on offer all day, along with live performances from Grenadiers, IV League and...

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Chapel Off Chapel will play host to a one-off performance by two antipodean frontmen of some standing. Darren Middleton, best known for his previous role as guitarist for a little band called Powderfinger, will perform tracks from his two solo albums, live and acoustic. Jon Toogood, lead singer of one of New Zealand’s most beloved acts, Shihad, will perform similarly solo, bringing the weight...

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Three years on from the Academy Award winning Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino returns with The Hateful Eight. An ensemble cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen, play eight strangers who meet on a stagecoach during an almighty blizzard not long after the American Civil War. Given Tarantino’s track record, expect plenty of bloody...

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For last year’s inaugural Holeandcorner, event organisers decked out Dockland’s Shed 14 with bright lights, sent party boats down a river, and provided audiences with a soundtrack from some of the finest names in house and techno, so it should come to no surprise that funf are bringing it all back for 2015. Going down on Saturday December 19 at a yet to be announced location, Moodymann, Scuba...

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On Friday December 18 at the Prince Bandroom, two of Melbourne's punk rock icons, Bodyjar and The Meanies, will team up for a colossal Christmas showdown.  The gig will be the first time in over 20 years the two Melbourne bands have been featured on the same lineup, and joining them on the night will be High Tension and Cowsmuff. Do you want free tickets to this gargantuan show? We bet you do...

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Chart-topping UK indie rock outfit The Maccabees are on their way to our sunny shores this year to play The Falls Festival, and they plan to knock out a headline show while they're here. They'll be swooning 170 Russell crowds on Wednesday January 6, and we've got some double passes to swing in your direction. Want in on the action? Go and visit beat.com.au/freeshit to win. 

 

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Some seriously legendary soul artists and some funky as hell locals will descend upon the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Friday December 11 for The Bureau; a newly formed boutique festival that brings together the very best of Melbourne's famous food and live music cultures. The one-day festival will feature the likes of The Temptations,  Charles Bradley, C+C Music Factory, Saskwatch, Andy Bull,...

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Dan Kelly’s fourth studio album Leisure Panic has been appearing just about everywhere since it’s release earlier this month; it’s about time it shows up in free shit. We have five vinyl copies of Leisure Panic up for grabs. If you miss out, you can always get one at the album launch, Saturday October 31 at the Gaso.

 

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Fuck yeah, Caligula’s Horse are dropping their latest LP Bloom on Friday October 16. Dig ‘em? Want a free copy of the album? Sick of stupid questions? Same. The albums are over at beat.com.au/freeshit.

 

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After collaborating on some shoots during the release of 2011’s Let England Shake, PJ Harvey and film maker Seamus Murphy spent the next four years travelling together to Kosovo, Afganistan and Washington D.C, producing some astounding photographs and poetic works along the way. Set for release on October 1, The Hollow Of The Hand is the culmination of their efforts, and we have ten copies to...

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Ireland’s The Coronas have been on the up-and-up ever since their last trip to Aus, and now they’re heading back to please their fans with material from 2014’s The Long Way. They play the Corner on Friday December 4, and if you wanna be there then you gotta outsmart every other sucker reading this.

 

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After a raging success at their last event in Wollongong, Access is moving on up to Platform One Nightclub this Thursday November 26. The dance fuelled event will feature twelve big name acts spread across two rooms, with L D R U, GANZ, Generik, Aywy, Can’t Say DJs and more filling out the impressive lineup. Access a free double pass by entering below.

 

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The Ugly Kings take influence from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jack White and Black Sabbath, creating a predictably gritty rock’n’roll sound. They’re taking over Cherry Bar on Saturday November 28 and we’ve got two double passes to give away.

 

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What do you get when you combine six Aussies, one New Yorker, a potent blend of glamour and athleticism, dancing, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip syncing, six-inch heels and sequined frocks? Briefs of course! Following a year of sell out runs across the world, the blend of cabaret burlesque, Australian machismo and punkish swagger is set to arrive in Melbourne this...

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On Friday November 27, Rob Delaney and Benjamin Law are hitting the Wheeler Centre as part of The Interrobang: A Festival Of Questions. The question they’re tackling is, ‘Are cockroaches attracted to human tears, and if so, why?’ If you’d like to know, we’ve got five free tickets to give away. Enter below for your chance to win.

 

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Friday Nights at NGV returns this week, giving visitors exclusive after-hours access to Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great. They’re also continuing their live music tradition, with a new set each week coming from a rotating line-up of Australian and international performers. Underground Lovers headline this week’s edition. Send your details to...

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Rising star Olympia is playing at the Shebeen Bandroom on Tuesday November 24. She’ll be launching her single Tourists and the tickets are quickly disappearing. Luckily we’ve got a few spare. Enter below for your chance to be one of the winners.

 

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