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This week The Push has two announcements for all young musos in Victoria. Aspiring songwriters are definitely going to be interested in this first one. Applications for Push Songs are now open. Push Songs has been running for ten years now. It generously provides a songwriting mentoring program throughout August, September, and October for free. You will be working alongside The Push’s very own, Push Songs co-ordinator Charles Jenkins. Sounds familiar? Yep, you might’ve heard him from his very cool power-pop band Icecream Hands. Jenkins will be in the company of other outstanding songwriting mentors including Tom Larkin (Shihad), Jade Imagine, June Jones (Two Steps on the Water), Freya Josephine Hollick, Alexander Biggs and more to be announced soon. Applications close on Tuesday August 1. Head to The Push’ website to fill out the easy application.

FReeZA Push Start Competition’s applications are now open too. The FReeZA Push Start Competition offers the opportunity for young musos across Victoria to perform, gain local exposure and win their way to a spot on the grand final lineup. Don’t worry about the style of music you’re making, The FReeZA Push Start Competition is open to any style of music, no matter if you’re a band, soloist, duo, hip hop artist, electronic act, etc. They welcome everyone and will embrace the diversity. Therefore if you’re a young musician, and think you got what it takes this is your chance to showcase your original material. Applications close on Friday September 1. Head to The Push’ website or email Vito Lucarelli at [email protected] for further information.

Splendour in the Grass may have finished, but the sideshows keep rolling on. If you didn’t manage to make it to Byron Bay, you can catch some of the splendid acts throughout the week. Unfortunately, many of them are not all ages shows but you can catch two massive bands at Margaret Court Arena this week. Get ready to be graced by the Icelandic post-rock band’s ethereal sound of Sigur Ros and the highly anticipated live return of Brooklyn’s LCD Soundsystem. LCD Soundsystem’s show goes down on Wednesday July 26 and Sigur Ros the next day. You know it’s going to be a good week when two legends have shows in the city.