With Declan Burgess
The Push and Arts Centre Melbourne are on the lookout for a team of teen tastemakers for New Slang. If you’re not up to speed, New Slang is a series of live monthly gigs held at The Channel with lineups toting totally tantalising touring and local artists for all ages. Last year New Slang featured acts like Alex Lahey, Tiny Little Houses, Jarrow, and now there’s an opportunity to be a part of the team that organises it all. New Slang is looking for culture connoisseurs aged between 15-17 to get in with the contemporary music scene in a huge range of areas like stage management and sound production, promotions and marketing, artist liaison and sponsorship and really everything that goes into putting on events. Events team members will have the opportunity to curate and work closely on the Live At The Steps event which last year had over5000 attendees. If you’re thinking to yourself “Maybe I should apply for this cool opportunity,” well head over to The Push’s website. Applications close Friday February 24.
That’s not the only great opportunity to get involved in the local music scene this week as PBS are looking for a volunteer producer to assist with their daily morning broadcast, The Breakfast Spread. This new position involves working closely with co-hosts Bec and Nick as well as PBS staff to help them run the show behind the scenes. One lucky person gets to help coordinate and book interviews as well as run social media and publicity. If you’re interested or you think you know somebody who would be, then herd them over to PBS’ website and make them fill out an application by Friday February 10.
St Kilda Festival is on this Sunday February 12 with The Smith Street Band, Clairy Browne, Gretta Ray, Ecca Vandal and more all hitting up the sun washed streets of St Kilda. As well as the FReeZA Push Start Comp finalists battling out at the grand final for a spot to play at Moomba Festival this year right before Alexander Briggs takes over The Push Stage. Find out more on the festival’s website.
Sunday is such a huge free gig day all across Melbourne, and if you live on the other side of the city from St Kilda Festival then there is the Yarraville Festival on as well. Celebrating 100 years of Yarraville existing with a whole heap of live music from local bands and graduates from the High Voltage Rock School across multiple stages and even a dog parade; it’s like St Kilda Festivalexcept near a port instead of a beach. Check out all the stuff that’s going on in Yarraville at Yarraville Festival’s website and then after that get out and do something or many things this Sunday.