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Following on from their blockbuster exhibition, the Melbourne Museum are now setting the dinosaurs loose after dark with their latest series. The Melbourne Museum's Jurassic Nights will open the gates to Jurassic World: The Exhibition, bringing the dinosaurs to life by night on a week-to-week basis. Adding to the experience, special guest DJs will be spinning 'til late (surely playing cuts...

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When Savages announced they were coming to Melbourne on Sunday June 19, tickets sold out like the hottest of hot cakes. Because they’re nice, they’ve since added another show for Monday June 20 at The Corner Hotel – which let’s be honest, will probably sell out too. If you haven’t got the cash, Beat has got you sorted with a few double passes to give away. Plus, you’ll snag yourself a free...

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 Seven-piece soul/pop group Beautiful Beasts are playing one monster of a show on Sunday June 12 at the Grace Darling Hotel. The larger than life outfit are launching not one, but two singles and they’ll be hitting the road to celebrate. If a double single launch isn’t enough bang for your buck, Beat has got a bunch of free double passes to sweeten the deal. 

 

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Ballarats favourite dark baritone has just dropped his debut album S.I.X and is about to kick off a huge east coast tour to celebrate. The video for single Revelation Law, like the rest of Malone’s music, flirts with the macabre and is a good indication of what one can expect to hear on S.I.X.

 

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One of the best funk bands in the land paired with an incredible vocalist and songwriter and the combination has seen Emma Donavan and The PutBacks go from strength to strength. 2014’s Dawn was critically acclaimed and won Best Soul, Gospel and Funk Album at The Age Victoria Music Awards. The band will perform a special show this Saturday May 28 at The Darebin Arts Centre and we have two...

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Australia’s only dedicated music video competition, SoundKILDA celebrates and screens music videos the way they should be – loud and large on the big screen. This section of the St Kilda Film Festival is growing fast and an increased number of entries have meant high-calibre clips, bigger audiences and increased competition. To celebrate such a sweet event, we want to get you right among the...

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Green Room is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band. Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain't Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the...

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Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan is coming to town for a one night only performance. Koyczan is best known for his poetry used within the big anti-bullying project, To This Day, an endeavour which has racked up in excess of a cool 18 million YouTube views. On top of this, he’s also the winner of the US Slam Poetry Championship and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics. Beat has got some double...

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There’s no doubt Jimi Hendrix was the lord of the shred, though Randy Hansen comes exceptionally close in his tribute show, The Hendrix Revolution. Hansen is the only guitarist recognised by the Hendrix family as being up to scratch, and his upcoming performance at the Palais Theatre on Saturday May 21 is set to go off the scale. Pick yourself up a double pass.

 

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Missed out on tickets to Splendour? Or are you just simply tired of shredding for Stereo? Well thanks to the guys at Sony you can have your very own music festival at home. Granted it probably won’t be as spectacular, but at least you can make all of your neighbours both love and envy you. Beat has one pack featuring the Sony SRS-XB3 EXTRA BASS portable wireless speaker, featuring up to 24...

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Friday the 13th is looming, and why not spend it thinkin’ bout zombies? The fundraiser for Australian zombie flick Before Dawn is upon us, with some ripping bands on board to support the cause. Bang your rotting head to Barbarion and As A Rival, or shake that decaying booty to some killer DJs. Beat has free some tickets up for grabs to the Zombie Rock’n’Roll Apocalypse at 170 Russell.

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Regular camping is for suckers. That's why we're giving away a luxury camping experience at St. Jerome's - The Hotel to M83 ticket-holders for the night of Wednesday May 11. There you can fill out all your urban camping desires and tell M83-inspired ghost stories to get you keen for his upcoming show. Plus, you get to sleep in one of those sweet looking tipis. Entrants will need to provide the...

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Tonight Alive have just released their third studio album, Limitless. The album was recorded and mixed at The House Of Loud in New Jersey, produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Breaking Benjamin), and is the follow up to their 2013 album The Other Side. Beat has some autographed copies of Limitless looking for a new home.  

 

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Metal heavyweights Iron Maiden are playing their first Australian tour since 2011, and on Monday May 9 they are set to destroy Rod Laver Arena in celebration of their 16th studio album, The Book of Souls. The arena spectacle is selling out fast, but Beat has got you covered with some double passes on offer. The best haiku about Iron Maiden will get the goods. 

 

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Canadian singer/songwriter Chris Luedecke is currently in the country, celebrating the release of his latest album under the moniker Old Man Luedecke. Domestic Eccentric is a folk and roots collaboration between Luedecke and Tim O’brien, emulating the atmosphere of a cabin in the snowy Nova Scotia woods where it was recorded. Beat has some free double passes to the gig at The Spotted Mallard...

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Melbourne duo Manor are back from hiding with a new, self-titled EP. The duo features two former members of Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!, and they’ve been making excellent tunes since relocating from Adelaide four years ago. They’re back on the live scene next week to showcase the EP, plus preview songs that’ll appear on their forthcoming debut full length. We have two tickets to giveaway.

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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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