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Bobby is an outsider. He doesn't quite fit in with his peers, he's certainly not welcome at work and the less that's said about his family life, the better. But where Bobby does find a shred of happiness is in his love for the animal kingdom. All parts of the animal kingdom. Directed by James Dalton and featuring Heath Ivey-Law, Awkward Conversations with Animals I've Fucked is the second time...

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The year is 1968, the peak of the Vietnam War or at least that’s what Charlie thinks. Charlie is a Vietnam War enthusiast whose backpacking adventures and one too many viewings of Apocalypse Now have taken him to a dark place. Convinced he is stationed in a bunker on the brink of the Vietnam War, there is only one way out of his delusion – stand-up comedy. Featuring many true stories and...

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He’s not the sixteenth President of the United States or a vampire slayer, and he’s definitely not a ridiculous combination of both, but like Honest Abe he sports a kickass beard and makes his own brand of bullshit-free indie rock. He’s a young bloke named Lincoln le Fevre, hailing from the Derwent River in Tasmania and together with The Insiders, he’s heading to the honestly much better city...

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Since winning the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 1997 Arj has firmly established himself as one of the golden boys on the international comedy circuit. He performed massive sell out seasons at last year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as a four-month tour around regional Australia. Join Arj as he digs through his notes and tries to figure...

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The people who brought you the multi-award winning, critically acclaimed sensation Wolf Creek the Musical present a show based on the 1956 West German film Die Trappe Familie and, legally, nothing else.  Featuring soon to be classics like Maria, You're a Terrible Nun and The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Nazis. Don’t miss the next instalment from this team who delivered a sell-out smash...

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If you’re anything like me (poor you) and you spend too much time with your TV and a bag of chicken Twisties, then Donnell Rawlings may well be familiar to you. Having owned the catchphrase “I’m rich, biii-atch,” on Chappelle’s Show, had a turn as an ex-con on The Wire, and even made guest appearances as a challenge judge on The Ricki Lake Show, Rawlings is now bringing his unchained brand of...

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What do Pablo Escobar and Tijuana Cartel have in common? They both sling the finest dope going around. If you wanna see the Cartel boys at their breaky, trip-hoppy best, tell us just how good you are at slinging dope for your chance to score two free tickets to their Howler show on Friday September 12. 

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If you’re like me, the word ‘Conan’ conjures images of Arnie in leather, on a horse, with a sword. For fans of the band Conan, it conjures images of interplanetary thunder amplified through the roaring black hole anus of Azathoth. If you’d like to experience the latter more than the former, Beat has two tickets to give away for their first Aussie tour with Yanomamo. And hell, who doesn’t want...

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If you had the pleasure of being raised by Pommy parents, you would’ve found out pretty early on that your upbringing was far from normal. Cups of tea instead of juice for breakfast, and salt and vinegar ‘crisps’ in your sandwich. The main difference between me and the majority of kids in school was instead of watching Cheez TV on a Saturday or having a crush on Chad Michael Murray, I watched...

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I met a couple once who flew from Perth to Melbourne just to see Biffy Clyro. They totally thought it was worth it, and even conceived their second child after the show. True fact. If you can get yourself to The Palais on Sunday September 7, we’ve got two free passes for you so you can save the ticket price for your unconceived child’s education instead. For your chance to win tell us how far...

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One half of '80s duo Everything But the Girl, Ben Watt shares a remarkably intimate portrayal of his parents in his new memoir Romany and Tom. Watt will also discuss his creative output as musician, record producer, DJ and author in conversation with Ben Birchall. It takes place on Saturday August 23 and we have some double passes to give away. For your chance to win, tell us the title of your...

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One of the world's biggest DJs is returning to Melbourne.
 
Touted as the world’s number one DJ by dance music bible DJ Mag, they don't get much bigger than Hardwell. Last in Australia in March one of Future Music Festival tour, this October will see the Dutch heavyweight bring his ‘I AM Hardwell’ to our shores, which he's recently toured everywhere from Jakarta to Johannesburg and...

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When John Murry was 15 his adoptive parents decided he wasn’t going to live up to their Ivy League standards and instead checked a boy who had smoked pot about three times and been drunk maybe four or five into rehab. When I was 15, my best friend checked herself into rehab because you got all the free Fruit Loops you could eat and got to sit around all day playing PS2. Rehab obviously...

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Keep Everything is a unique fusion of dance, light, sound and image by one of Australia’s most innovative choreographers, Antony Hamilton.  Featuring sound design by Kim Moyes and Julian Hamilton (The Presets), Keep Everything splices choreography, electronica, spoken text and improvised movement to trace human evolution from primates to robots and back again. We've got a couple of double...

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Did you ever see that bit in Harry Potter, where Professor Lupin turned into a werewolf, so his three best friends learnt to turn into animals, so they could all hang out together at the Shrieking Shack? Well Melbourne band Humans As Animals have a similar story, except instead of four of them, there’s five. And instead of hanging out at the Shrieking Shack, they are hanging out at The Evelyn...

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Double Lined Minority are four young guys from the Gold Coast. They’re not your stereotypical tanned beach dudes­ – in fact, their pale skin and lack of surf branded clothing concretes them as a double minority in the northern sunny city. It doesn’t bother us, DLM are making their own kind of waves; not at the beach but across the Aussie pop-punk scene. They are travelling down to Melbourne...

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What was your weekend like? Did it involve cool cars,rockabilly music, sexy pinup girls, vintage bikes, tattoos, markets and a massive slam of kustom kulture? Or did you spend four hours at the bar, with one eye half open, trying to convince yourself that the kind of rockabilly dressed guy at the other end looked like Josh Homme and definitely not like Kevin’s older brother Buzz in Home Alone...

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Thursday is World Ranger Day. A day to commemorate rangers and the incredible work they do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. And what better way to celebrate Straya’s own natural and cultural treasures of Gotye, Tex Perkins and Nicky Bomba than to throw a massive party? Well that’s exactly what The Thin Green Line are doing. This Friday August 1, The Thin Green Line are...

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The Melbourne International Film Festival have unveiled a gargantuan program for their 2014 incarnation. This year MIFF will include well over 300 films from around the globe, including 17 program strands, 28 world premieres, 168 Australian premieres, 19 talking pictures events, 24 international guests and more than 71 local guests.
 
Some of the many highlights include a look into...

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A Tribute to Elvis: Rapid City ’77 is not only back for its one and only, final spectacular Melbourne Concert, but also to farewell and give its own “Thank you very much” to the iconic landmark venue, The Dallas Brooks Centre before its demolition.Tony Franks has once again gathered the fantastic 12-piece Moreland City Orchestra, eight back- up singers, his very own magic eight-piece band and...

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If you were to hear anything of Brazil in recent weeks it was probably centred on their recent soul-crushing defeat by Germany in the 2014 World Cup. Here at Beat, we like to turn moments like these into positive ones.  So were giving you the chance to win a copy of the latest album from Brazilian soul-crushing metal giants Sepultura. The 2013 release of their thirteenth studio album The...

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Since the release of Lazaretto, Jack White has set the US record for the biggest one-week vinyl sales in forever, selling 40,000 copies. Down under in Aus we have celebrated the album in a style of our own with Gelato Messina awarding Jack White his very own limited-edition ice-cream flavour ‘Jack’N White’, which is a quirky mix of caramelised white chocolate, caramelised pecans and caramel...

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Winter was coming and now it’s here and basically it’s fucking freezing, especially if you live in a cheap rental without heating. Come warm up at Darebin Community Sports Stadium for the fourth round of the Victorian Roller Derby. With everybody rollin’ around a golden tinged floor in singlets and shorts, you’ll leave the worries of winter and your freezing hell hole at the door. Prove that...

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After selling out the inaugural event in June, Society of Tastemakers & Elegant People (STEP) are giving you the chance to win one of five free double passes by asking 'The Critic' panel a question leading up to the Wednesday July 16 event. If your question is good enough not only will you win but your question will be answered and published in Beat. 'The Critic' panel will feature Jake...

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Soul Safari are one of the most bangin’ bands going around Melbourne Town. They’ve been making waves across Australia and leaving audiences hooked by their passionate and energetic performances. Their sweet blend of neo-soul, funk, RnB and hip hop tells a story and really just makes you wanna groove. With five music degrees between them it is no coincidence they create songs with addictive...

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Following on from their successful national album tour in March, The Holidays have announced an east coast run of new show dates. The dates coincide with the release of Tongue Talk – the third single from the band’s popular sophomore LP, Real Feel. Real Feel has received solid radio support and media attention since its release in late Feb. It was triple j’s feature album upon release, with...

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German EDM pioneer SOHN is hitting up Australia for the very first time next week, performing an intimate gig at Ding Dong Lounge on Wednesday June 25, where he'll be showcasing tracks of his triumphant release Tremors. Wanna head along? Beat's got ya covered. We've got two double passes to giveaway. Just do tell uswhat gives you tremors. 

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Unwritten Law's Scott Russo and Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson smashed the shit out of Ding Dong Lounge last week when they performed an exclusive acoustic sideshow together off the back of Hits and Pits festival. We've got a super rare and fucking awesome poster from the gig in our hot little hands, ready to give away to one lucky punter. Only 50 of these bad boys were ever made, and the poster is...

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was man called Russall S. Beattie, who thought that the Star Wars franchise needed some stripping back. Literally. So begun the Star Wars Burlesque company, who will take back The Palais this June with The Empire Strips Back. Star Wars Burlesque debuted in 2011. Since then, it escalated quickly from a small stage show to performances that catered...

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Sydney hip hop trio Loose Change are back in the van in support of super smooth new single Yes Or No, just months after an extensive album tour for Listening Party, which included several dates with old pals Thundamentals. Yes Or No is a sweet turn from the cruisey dudes – MCs Rapaport and Ellesquire backed as ever by the super-smooth deckman P.Major – who shone a light on beautifully laid-...

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