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The Butterfly Club open new pop-up venue

Howey Downstairs will take place from Thursday September 14 until Sunday October 1. Tickets and more information can be found here.

The Melbourne International Guitar Festival announces 2017 line up

The MIGF will take place at Melba Hall from Friday September 22 until Sunday September 24. For tickets and more information, head to the festival's website. 

Kathy Griffin to hit Australia on debut world tour

Catch Kathy Griffin at The Comedy Theatre on Friday October 27. Tickets via Live Nation. 

Gizzfest returns with 45 bands and 10 stages for 2017

It all goes down at Melbourne Showgrounds on Saturday December 2. Get your tickets here. 

Watch: All the action from Melbourne's biggest DJ battle

The next heat of Battle 8 goes down at Section 8 on Sunday August 27 with MPMA and State of Motion. Head to the Facebook event for more details. 

Fatboy Slim is headlining a beach party in St Kilda

It all goes down on the St Kilda Foreshore on Saturday January 20. Tickets are on sale now. 

Melbourne's new Meat Pie Burger is the Aussiest thing since the Chiko roll

Check it out for yourself over at St Kilda Burger Bar and The Grosvenor Hotel. 

Noname will make her headline debut in Melbourne

Catch Noname at 170 Russell on Sunday December 10 with Billy Davis & The Good Lords. Tickets via Laneway Presents. 

George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic announce anniversary tour

It all goes down at The Palais Theatre on Wednesday September 27 and Max Watts, Sydney on Thursday September 28. 

Hush: An Evening of Quiet Music returns with Melbourne residency

Hush: An Evening of Quiet Music will be held at The Toff in Town every Wednesday in October.

King Parrot announce 'Ugly Produce' national tour

King Parrot will play at 170 Russel on December 15, Ugly Produce will be released September 22.

The National to play open-air Melbourne show on 2018 tour

Catch The National at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Thursday March 1. Tickets via Handsome Tours. 

Single Premiere: The Cactus Channel get dreamy on 'Storefront'

Catch The Cactus Channel supporting City Calm Down at 170 Russell on September 1 and pre-order their forthcoming LP Stay A While on limited edition white and blue vinyl here. 

Every song we're keen to hear at Falls Festival 2017

Falls Festival goes down in Lorne from December 28 - December 31, Marion Bay between December 29 - December 31, Bryon Bay from December 31 - January 2 and Fremantle from January 6 - January 7. 

Single Premiere: Josh Cashman drops stunning track 'Overflow'

Josh Cashman will hit the Northcote Social Club on Friday August 4. 

The 2017 Falls Festival lineup has landed

Falls Festival goes down in Lorne from December 28 - December 31, Marion Bay between December 29 - December 31, Bryon Bay from December 31 - January 2 and Fremantle from January 6 - January 7. 

Darebin Council to vote on ending January 26 citizenship ceremonies

Read our opinion article: 'Fuck You and Your Barbecue: The Government's Stance on January 26 is an Insult to Australia.' 

Liam Gallagher let slip he's coming to Australia

Falls Festival comes to Lorne from Thursday December 28 until Sunday December 31. The lineup drops tomorrow and prepare for something extraordinary.

Anderson .Paak and Mac DeMarco are returning to Australia

Laneway Festival takes place at Footscray Community Arts Centre and the River's Edge on Saturday February 3. 

Paul Kelly reveals open-air Melbourne show

Paul Kelly will perform at the Royal Botanic Gardens on Friday November 17. Tickets via A Weekend In The Garden.

Sunday Reveal: The Old Bar reveals their final mystery lineup

And that's a wrap! Revisit out feature interview with The Old Bar here. 

Saturday Reveal: The Peep Tempel lead today's Old Bar lineup

Check back to Beat tomorrow at 10am Sunday's epic lineup. 

Some Meredith sideshows just got announced when you weren't looking

Japanese Breakfast drops into the Curtin on Saturday December 9 whilst The Downtown Boys will unleash on Friday December 8.

Friday Reveal: The Old Bar unleashes a killer lineup

Check back to Beat over the weekend for Saturday and Sunday's lineups. Trust us. Shit's about to get nuts. 

Thursday Reveal: Wet Lips lead tonight's Old Bar lineup

Keep checking back to Beat each day for the lineup reveal. Head to The Old Bar for more details.

Saddle Up: 4 epic alt-country gigs have been announced

Tickets and details via Love Police and the respective venues. 

Justin Townes Earle announces intimate Melbourne show

Justin Townes Earle will be playing at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Monday October 16, tickets go on sale Monday August 21.