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Issue 1607

Words by Gloria Brancatisano

Editor’s Note

I hope you’re as stoked about Christmas as I am! ere’s something about my first Christmas season not working retail – avoiding the same ten Christmas carols playing on repeat, and the crush of angry people who always decide ten minutes before close is the ideal time to shop. is year I’m filled with a new Christmas spirit, I’ve even been listening to Christmas albums by choice – and thanks to some of our fab team you can get the lowdown on some of our faves.

We’ve also got you covered for NGV Triennial – the exhibition itself is phenomenal, but it’s the ten-day party Triennial EXTRA that I’m here for. We chat to Dan Kelly, who’ll be one of more than 20 of your favourite musicians getting behind the decks – there’s also food, talks, drinks, and art. Just have a look for yourself.

This is Christmas present isn’t complete without a Falls Festival-inspired road trip, a guide to all things Aus Open, and chats with Melbourne punks Cable Ties, Arizona rockers The Maine or Queensland singer-songwriter Ayla.

What are you waiting for? Open this present up as quickly as possible – bonus points if you tag us onInstagram (@BeatMagazine) using these pages to wrap your presents. MERRY CHRISTMAS YA FILTHY ANIMALS.