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Singer/songwriter Fiona Joy is back with Signature – Synchronicity, which follows last year’s Signature – Solo. Out now on her own label, Little Hartley Music, this record updates the Signature – Solo songs with all new production elements and orchestration. She’s launching the album at the Burwood Music Centre on Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1. We have two double passes to giveaway, plus...

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In line with Record Store Day 2016, we’re giving away an Audio-Technica turntable for you to play your new vinyl on. The AT-LP60-USB belt drive turntable is the perfect unit for digitising your record collection, or for just listening to tunes. The fully automatic turntable plugs straight into your computer via USB, making it easy to transfer the music across through Audacity. To get your...

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HOWQUA is a captivating singer, songwriter and storyteller. His debut EP Naked has amassed stellar acclaim and this year he also secured a slot at The Hills Are Alive! festival. He’s about to head abroad on a new musical adventure and Beat has a couple of double passes on offer for his bon voyage show, which is going down on Saturday April 23 at The Shadow Electric Bandroom. You know the drill...

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Melbourne’s acoustic Americana trio are gearing up to play the hometown launch show for their new album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin. The Caravan Music Club are playing with the addition of special guest Bill Chambers on board for support. Beat has got your entry fee sorted for you and a pal, some double passes up for grabs. 

  

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Australia's premiere pop culture expo, Supanova, is bringing a cavalcade of icons from screens the world over to Melbourne. Coming along for the ride is Jack Gleeson (Game of Thrones), Manu Bennett (The Shannara Chronicles), Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island), Eka Darville(Jessica Jones), Daniel Sharman (Teen Wolf), award winning author Maria V. Synder (Study of Glass), Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter...

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Hugo Race has just released his highly-anticipated memoir Road Series. The book is a collection of stories from Race’s life, starting off in post-punk share house in St. Kilda, moving through to his years with the Bad Seeds and the Wreckery, before moving on to Cold War Berlin and far, far beyond. Race takes the reader on an epic journey through his life in the underground music industry,...

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Usually if you wanted to see Cheap Trick in all their former glory, you’d need to bust out the Dolorean and high-tail it back to 1978. Luckily though, Riff Raiders are gearing up for their tribute show at Cherry Bar – promising to perform Cheap Trick At Budokan in all it’s glorious entirety. The gig goes down on Saturday April 9 so unless you just can’t wait, no time travel is required. Score...

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The UK has a habit of exporting some of the world’s best metalcore and Asking Alexandria are no exception. They are touring Australia in April to celebrate the release of their newest offering, The Black, and Beat has a double pass up for grabs to their 18+ Melbourne show. It’s going down at 170 Russell on Friday April 8,enter below for your chance to win.

 

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Prog rock outfit Caligula’s Horse are hitting the road to celebrate the release of their new single Turntail from their third and current album Bloom. They’ll be hitting up Ding Dong Lounge on Friday April 8 and Beat has a free double pass up for grabs. 

 

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Bluesfest 2016 is looming, with a massive lineup of international acts set to take over ByronBay from Thursday March 24 – Monday March 28. For those who can’t make it to the festival, you’re in luck. There’s a swag of sideshows going down and Beat has some free tickets for the taking to see Vintage Trouble at The Corner Hotel on Wednesday March 30.

 

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There's a huge amount of talent taking to the stage for this year's Melbourne Comedy Festival and there's not a chance we're going to let you miss out on it. Take your pick from what's on offer, tell us a funny and score tickets to some of the finest shows on offer this year. Don't forget to check back every week during the Festival as more shows go up for the grabs. So, what are you waiting...

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If you can’t make it to ByronBay’s Bluesfest 2016 you’re seriously missing out, but there’s no need to get too bummed about it. That’s because a bunch of world-class sideshows are happening right here in our humble city of Melbourne. Beat has got some free tickets up for grabs to see the likes of Vintage Trouble, Lucky Peterson and Lord Huron. To snag yourself one,enter below.

 

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McCracken's Amber Ale is launching at The Union Club Hotel next week and you're invited to join the party featuring Lincoln LeFevre, Lucy Wilson and DJ Mohair Slim. McCracken's is one of the oldest breweries in Melbourne, and McCracken’s Amber Ale has been brewed to celebrate yesteryear, for the legends of Melbourne to enjoy. Beat has some double passes to give away for the invite-only event....

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Heavy-punkers Strung Out are back. They are armed with a new album, Transmission.Alpha.Delta, and headed our way to play a bunch of headline shows. Including the Pelly Bar, Frankston on Friday March 18, the Corner Hotel on Saturday March 19, the Barwon Club, Geelong on March 20 and The Loft, Warnambool on March 23. We’ve got one double pass for each show. So enter below.

 

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The Woohoo Revue are bringing their genre-blurring act to Estonian House for their first Melbourne headline gig in over a year.  They’re the kind of musical group that you simply have to get down and have a boogie to. No money? No problem! Beat’s got you covered with a free double pass. You’ve gotta be in it to win it.

 

 

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As part of the Brunswick Music Festival, The Raah Project are playing at Estonian House on Thursday March 17. Comprising of violinist Tamil Rogeon and singer/rapper Ryan Ritchie, the pair recently sold out the launch of their newest album Take Me Elsewhere. Beat has got a few double passes on offer for their upcoming gig.

 

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Brixton Broadcast is coming to Melbourne. The global free event series that is spearheaded by clothing label Brixton will touch down at the Tote with an all-star lineup, including Beaches, The UV Race, Ausmuteants, The Living Eyes, ORB, Swim Team and more. To celebrate they are giving away a heap of clothing worth $250. So if your wardrobe is looking a little sparse enter below to be in the...

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It’s the sound that kept the world out of the water for the year of ’75. Steven Spielberg’s monster-shark sent ripples through the beach-loving community back in the day, and in 2016, it remains just as petrifying. Relive water-born nightmare along with the iconic  theme from John Williams in all its glory when it comes to the Shadow Electric Outdoor Cinema on Thursday March 10. Luckily for...

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Considered as one of the most important bands to come out of the Califorinian garage punk scene (shit mate, they practically invented it), The Mummies are bringing their DIY flavoured carnage to our shores. Originating in 1988, the band gained fame by swapping professionalism for tattered mummy costumes, insulting attitudes and damaged equipment which ultimately inspired generations of dirtbag...

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On Friday March 4 The Snowdroppers will be playing a kick arse show at Howler with supports from The Hard Aches, The Strums and Twin Fires. The Gluttons For Punishment tour is being followed around by a film crew for a documentary of the same name, so here’s your chance to get famous for free. Beat has one double-pass on offer and if you don’t have any friends, there’s always Tinder.

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A few weeks ago, Melbourne based Jennifer Kingwell teamed up with New Zealand singer Plum Green as they took their new releases out on the open road to kick off the Night Terrors tour. Well the tour has to end at some point, let’s just be glad they’ve decided to end things in Melbourne. On Sunday February 28, Jennifer Kingwell and Plum Green perform at The Toff In Town. Don’t worry about...

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The infamous W logo of the Wu-Tang Clan looms large over the history of popular culture. The story of the Wu is one of legend, full of mystery, controversy and of course, some of the most exciting and genre-defining hip hop ever produced. And now, after an absence of 5 years, the original instigators of the movement, the undisputed masters of the genre, the Wu-Tang Clan return to Australia in...

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If you missed the Shadow Electric's Estonian House sessions last year, you blew it. Big time. Lucky for you, not only are they running the event with Melbourne rockers The Peep Tempel as a headliner, but we're giving away a sweet double pass for you champs. Not only will attendees be treated to a beautifully atmospheric hall, they'll also be introduced to a brand of scathing rock both honest...

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Flickerfest is back for another incarnation. This year the program has been specially made for Melbourne  to shine a spotlight on local filmmakers with the theme: South of the Border: Flickerfest in Melbourne. Some of the highlights are three films that recently won awards at the 2016 Flickerfest. These are Slingshot for Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy accredited...

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Nobody puts Baby in a corner. That is, of course, it's a corner chair under the stars of the convent with a plate of Le Bon Ton's brisket and their significant other doing the ol' *yawn and stretch*. For all of you lovers and hopeless romantics this year, we'll be screening Emile Ardolino's 1987 flick that saw Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey steal hearts around the globe. We have a double...

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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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