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Lovable local Benny Walker has just released his third studio album Through The Forest, out now through Black Murphy Records. Winning the Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award for Best New Talent in 2012, Walker has been on a festival circuit bender recently, playing too many shows to list here. Now, he’s back in town and celebrating his album launch at Thornbury Theatre on Friday April...

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All ages fans, listen up. To celebrate National Youth Week in April, The Avenue Presents have just dropped a seriously colossal live music grenade for all ages crowds. Check this shit out. The mammoth all-star lineup will feature the likes of stoner-pals The Bennies, sleazy surf-rock freaks Guantanamo Baywatch (US), wild garage party-starters Mesa Cosa, those crazy rock'n'roll fiends...

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The Tea Party frontman Jeff Martin is playing shows around Australia with his Returning From The Ocean At The End tour, hitting what looks like every single venue in the country over the next three months. Melbourne audiences can look forward to his Tuesday April 7 show at Sooki Lounge, and his Thursday April 9 appearance at The Espy and the Workers Club on Wednesday April 15. We have three...

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The Dead Salesmen have teamed up with local label Heart of the Rat Records to release their magnum opus, 1998’s, Amen, on a limited edition deluxe vinyl. Celebrating with a Friday March 27 gig at the Evelyn Hotel, they’ll be joined by label mates Mark with the Sea who’ll be playing tracks from their most recent release , with vinyl copies for that also available for purchase on the night. Our...

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Byron Bay Bluesfest is kicking off Thursday, and with most of the ticket options sold out, we got you covered for the best sideshows. Beat’s got a hold of double passes for G. Love & Special Sauce, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and The Beat gigs going down this weekend, and we’re giving them all away.

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Head to Australia’s classiest bush doof Rabbits Eat Lettuce on us! We give you a free double pass, you somehow get yourself to Queensland. Easy. Rabbits Eat Lettuce runs from Friday April 3 to Monday April 6 in Woodfordia, QLD. If four days of EDM sounds like your thing, tell us how classy you can be at a camping festival.

 

 

 

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All aboard! Melbourne’s favourite vegan hotspot Mantra Lounge are hitting the waters this Sunday with their Vegan Cruise 2015, promising the city’s best vegan foods garnished with the spectacular sights and sounds of the Yarra. In addition to the delicious vegan cuisine there’ll be a selection of speakers and entertainment, including a Q and A session with President of Vegetarian Victoria,...

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Ani DiFranco, who really shouldn’t need an introduction, is one hell of an achiever. She’s a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and poet and widely considered a feminist icon. She was one of the first independent musicians to create her own label, Righteous Babe, which has given her a tremendous amount of artistic freedom. She’s highly out-spoken on issues such as abortion rights and...

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Whether you know them from that one riff every man, woman and dog would recognise or from the infamous sex stories involving a groupie and a mud shark, Led Zeppelin are undoubtedly one of the biggest names in rock’n’roll history. Australia's longest-running Led Zeppelin tribute show Whole Lotta Love will bring some of their most-loved classics to the stage with guest vocalists Jack Jones from...

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It’s been 45 years since the release of Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album and it’s still blaring out of speakers everywhere. If you didn’t get your metal fix from Soundwave or you wanna live the original tribute show all over again, because it was that fucking good, then you needa be at the Black Sabbath Tribute encore show. You can party on into the night and into what is sure to be a...

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One of the Australia's rising stars of comedy takes a break from TV and film in the UK to perform at home for a short time only. The Iceberg - it has nothing to do with Leonardo Di Caprio. And it ain't about lettuce. It's about perspective - what we see, what we think we know, and what is actually going on. You know what's underneath the tip of the iceberg? The rest of the iceberg. In 2012,...

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What’s the best way to spend the very last day of summer? How about lounging around the sunny MorningtonPeninsula at Between the Bays festival? Joining you will be James Reyne and Hunters and Collectors frontman Mark Seymour. Also on the bill are Custard, Wagons, Sweet Jean, Combo La Revelcion and Indigenous Hip Hop Projects. There’ll be food, drinks, activities and rides and all proceeds from...

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Pop-punk duo This Wild Life will be hitting up Ding Dong Lounge on Thursday February 26 for one of the wildest Sidewaves imaginable. Wanna score yourself a free double pass?  Wild times are guaranteed. Tell us about your own wild side for your chance to win.

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The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary festival dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trail-blazing change makers that are leading the way to a better world. Covering topics such as social and technological innovation, renewable energy, community empowerment, eco-architecture, collaborative consumption...

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A tale of love, loneliness and family ties, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is set in the fictitious locale of Bad City, a stunningly crafted black-and-white world riddled with random events and flawed people. The film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and has been dubbed the first Iranian vampire western.
 
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night will screen at The Shadow...

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The Operatives and Brown Bear Entertainment have joined forces to bring Canadian producer and DJ Lunice to town this Valentine's Day.
 
One half of club anthem duo TNGHT, Lunice is known for his original take on bass-heavy trap. He'll be joined by the funky sounds of London's Redinho and JPS. 
 
Catch 'em at Howler on Saturday February 14. To win a double pass, tell us...

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How fucked up could you get at Fucked Up if at Fucked Up you could get fucked up? Canada’s most fucked up hardcore punk band, Fucked Up, are getting fucked up at Ding Dong Lounge on the most fucked up day of the week, Monday. If you wanna get fucked up and see Fucked Up live at Ding Dong Lounge Sidewave on Monday February 23, get the fuck over to, tell us about a time you fucked up. 
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There’s Lou Reed; the Godfather of punk, Don Corleone; the Godfather, and God; the father of Jesus but coolest of them all is Roy Ayers; the Godfather of Neo-soul.   Among the best-known, most-loved and highly-respected jazz/R&B artists on the world stage today, Roy Ayers is better than Ayers Rock and he could be rockin’ your world at Bennetts Lane this weekend. We’ve got a bunch of double...

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Why is it that shitty family get-togethers always fall on a Sunday? The only thing worse than a killer hangover and the prospect of Monday looming over your head, is a room full of distant relatives whose attention you can only avoid by locking yourself outside with the dog. Want a reason to ditch? How about the soothing sounds of Clare Bowditch with special guest Harry Brown? Clare Bowditch...

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It’s probably the most exciting thing to hit the little town of Kyneton since the Gold Rush days of the 1850’s. It’s the 2015 Kyneton Music Festival and with the event only a few weeks away, the lineup has gotten bigger and better. Joining the likes of Little Bastard, Money for Rope, Laura Jean and more are Immigrant Union, Brendan Welch and My Dynamite to name a few. The Kyneton Music...

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A cowboy, a construction worker, a cop, an Indian Chief, a guy in leather and an army man walk into the zoo. What comes next you ask? There’s only one way to find out. If there’s one reason to hit the gym this summer, it’s to catch the Village People when they take over the Melbourne Zoo as part of the Zoo Twilight Series 2015 on Friday March 6. Start searching for your manliest outfit and...

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Melbourne Theatre Company will present the world premiere of a unique new collaboration between You Am I's Tim Rogers and playwright Aidan Fennessy. What Rhymes With Cars and Girls weaves together songs from Rogers' debut solo album with words by Fennessy to create a contemporary Australian story of love across the class divide – complete with a three-piece band led by Rogers himself. The show...

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There’s a party in the paddock would you like to come? Then bring some tinnies of rum-tum-tum. (Can’t afford it?) Then pack your bags and get lost. But actually you can get down to Party In The Paddock next month because we’ve got a couple of double passes floating around the office. Party In The Paddock is happenin’ from Friday February 20 to Saturday February 21 in Burns Creek, Tasmania.   ...

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The final days of this superb exhibition are on. For the finale, the exhibition will be open from 6pm on February 7 until midnight, the second last day of the exhibitions run before it departs to Paris on February 8. Providing the soundtrack is Alex Murray-Leslie from Chicks on Speed (DJ set) and food and drink offerings will be available from 6pm right through to midnight. If you haven’t seen...

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Lions and Tigers and Bears and Dan Sultan. Oh my. Australia’s own Sultan of country soul rock'n'roll is playing as part of the 2015 Zoo Twilight Series. 2014 saw him support Bruce Springsteen and release his award-winning fourth album Blackbird. Dan Sultan plays the Melbourne Zoo as part of the Zoo Twilight Series, Friday February 13. If you wanna check him out, tell us which spirit animal you...

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One of the biggest drawcards on the 2015 Laneway bill has locked in a headline show in Melbourne. Flying Lotus, aka Steven Ellison, will be returning to our shores following the release of his latest studio record You're Dead! Flying Lotus hits 170 Russell on Friday January 30.
 
We have two double passes to give away - to win, tell us about the last time you rode the astral plane...

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One of the hottest electronic acts on the 2015 Laneway lineup has locked in a Melbourne headline show. The tour follows the release of the enigmatic Glaswegian producer's latest record Green Language. On his 2015 tour he'll also be debuting a brand new and highly-acclaimed live AV show.
 
To win our double pass, tell us your favourite Rustie track. 

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Enjoy spending those lazy summer afternoons with a good cat, some fish, a few bottles and four Welsh men? Enjoy them even more with indie-rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen’s debut album The Balcony. The record features 11 tracks that are unapologetically catchy, gritty, and full of swagger, best enjoyed on a balcony. For your chance to win a copy, tell us where you'll be when you first listen...

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Summer is the season of many backyard parties and plenty of glass in your feet. If you’re smart you’ll keep a first aid kit handy. If you don’t have one, we’ve got something even better. The Swedish duo First Aid Kit are sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, whose vocal harmonies and woodsy, folk-influenced songwriting take influence from the likes of Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom. Their latest...

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At a young age, frontman of Welsh rockers Van McCann met a busker by the name of Catfish the Bottleman. He hasn’t detailed the full story but we imagine it was something similar to the moment when Lisa Simpson met Bleeding Gums Murphy. McCann moved to Wales and formed the Llandudno quartet known as Catfish and the Bottlemen. They’re heading Down Under to play some shows off the back of their...

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