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Posted 2 May 2012 @ 9:49am
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This week’s 'hijacked' Beat cover salutes Captain Luke Benge.

 

Our much loved eccentric typesetter who's been with us longer than we can remember. Sorry to the faint hearted of you out there in Melbourne but hey, whatever, we love a bit of cock at Beat.

Posted 26 Apr 2012 @ 6:54am
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Moroccan Kings are major up-and-comers on the Melbourne alternative rock scene. Though they fit fairly comfortably within our musical landscape, the outfit are doing things just a little differently. They’re set to release their brand new single, Grizzly Bear, with accompanying video, and while the song itself is ready to go, it's been a mad scramble to have the self-...

Posted 27 Apr 2012 @ 2:04pm
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What does one say when asked to speak to a class of 12-year-old kids? This was the conundrum that Dave Thornton recently faced and he takes us through the entire journey – the stressful anticipation and the result. It’s an interesting theme, but it holds more meaning in hindsight. That would also explain Thornton’s appeal.
Thornton is undoubtedly a likeable and witty entertainer, but he...

Posted 26 Apr 2012 @ 4:33pm
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A show of pure stand-up but purely entertaining, Tom Gleeson’s Good One has no real theme or underlying message, instead he opts for a handful of segments that very loosely tie together. Tucked away at the Victoria Hotel, the location is perfect for Gleeson as he “likes an audience who’s good at orienteering”. 

 

 

The show is vaguely divided in two, with the first half...

Posted 13 Apr 2012 @ 9:50am
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Name/Band:
Oscar and Martin (Oscar + Martin)

 

Define your genre in five words or less:
"just a couple of guys appreciating some architecture."

 

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
A lot of people say we sound kind of nostalgic, or like sentimental but in a genuine way I...

Posted 12 Apr 2012 @ 8:45am
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After a not-so-cryptic hint yesterday, one of the greatest entertainers of our era has finally announced his return to Australia.

 

His name is Prince, and he is set to bring a 360 degree arena spectacular to Australia this May (that's correct, only a month away).

 

Arguably the definitive pop artist of the past three decades, Prince has steadfastly played by his...

Posted 27 Apr 2012 @ 2:04pm
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Tom Ballard brings a smorgasbord of contemporary, political and irreverent comedy to the table and chows down with gay abandon. The gay part of the show is certainly there and rammed down your throat like a...uh, never mind - but it's never used as a comedic gimmick the same way an ageing female comedian would use menopause to make jokes. 

 

 

The show itself is about...

Posted 2 Apr 2012 @ 7:19am
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Define your genre in five words or less.

Fuzzy, goodtime, PsychRock.

 

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why? 

Mozart, so we could give him LSD and he could arrange some strings for our next album.

 

When’s the gig and with who?

Tuesday April 3, with our very good...

Posted 30 Mar 2012 @ 10:19am
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So, it's no secret that Melbournians love the Comedy Festival. Beat too. So we've gone all out this year to provide you with a heck of a lot of good stuff to help you wade through the massive amount of talent hitting our lil' ol' town.

 

Beat's 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival...

Posted 19 Mar 2012 @ 10:17am
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New York producer and DJ MANIK has already managed to make an impressive mark on dance music in the space of a short career, with a discography that boasts releases on some of the scene's best underground labels.

 

Josh Wink's Ovum, LA-based Culprit, Steve Bug's notorious Poker Flat, Lee Foss and Jamie Jones' Hot Creations.  Described as everything from deep house, disco, funk...

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