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Posted 25 Jun 2013 @ 3:10pm

Most of us will have been exposed to magic at an early age – a clown pulling a rabbit out of a hat or David Copperfield’s grandiose stage shows on TV. The problem is, even though this is just a small image of the many facets of magic, it seems to stick with us and frame our opinion. The 2013 Melbourne Magic Festival aims to challenge our preconceptions of magic and change the...

Posted 2 May 2013 @ 7:50am

Wellington-born, Melbourne-based Anthony Young has been quietly rising through the singer-songwriter ranks of his adopted city. With the imminent digital release of his debut single, Guns, that ascent looks set to continue. Young discussed expatriate life, adapting to one’s surroundings and the wonder of Paul Simon.


Despite making the jump at a tender age, with no safety net,...

Posted 21 Feb 2013 @ 10:13am

Nuit Blanche, translated to White Night in English, is an international festival conceived in Paris in 2002. The festival is built upon the notion of transforming a city into a place where citizens can immerse themselves in local, regional, and international arts and culture for an entire night. Since its genesis in 2002, the festival has extended to over 20 countries, including Montreal and...

Posted 10 Oct 2012 @ 12:43pm

There's comfort in knowing Two Guys, a Girl and a Microphone is exactly as promised, showcasing the wares of up-and-coming comedians Sam Petersen, Roland Hoffman and Lauren Bok. However, it's equally true that this is an hour lacking in ingenuity and imagination, serving up the bare minimum expected of a stand-up ensemble.


The format of Two Guys... is intriguing. It's a show...

Posted 10 Oct 2012 @ 9:11am

Dr.Brown's family-friendly venture fuses his award-winning physical comedy with good, wholesome fun. 


Stuart Bowden plays a singing, ukulele-strumming tiger, the friendly MC of proceedings. He sports an unusually nervous disposition, flustered in the face of Dr.Brown's antics. Where Bowden does his best to keep everything together, Brown plays an endearing agent of chaos,...

Posted 10 Oct 2012 @ 9:09am

2012 has seen Befrdfgth conquer both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh, solidifying Dr.Brown's status as one of the hottest comedy prospects around. The master of madcap mischief recently staged a successful homecoming, with a return season of his celebrated show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.


Befrdfgth is an imaginative, ambitious spectacle based...

Posted 25 Sep 2012 @ 11:02am

Fresh from soundtracking the 2012 London Olympics, bombastic UK rockers Muse are gearing up to unleash their new LP The 2nd Law this Friday. Ahead of the album's launch, we spoke with the band to get the scoop on when we can expect to see the band in Melbourne for their 2013 Australian tour.


Speaking to Beat, drummer Dominic Howard revealed when we can expect the 2nd Law Tour...

Posted 31 Aug 2012 @ 4:27pm

In anticipation of the release of their second album, Melbourne rock and roll Royston Vasie are set to head out on the road on a tour with co-headliners and good pals Immigrant Union.


The tour is to celebrate the release of the band's newest single, Come On, apparently featuring the “the greatest bass line ever written,” while Immigrant Union, fronted by the Dandy Warhols'...

Posted 21 Aug 2012 @ 2:42pm

Melbourne Fringe Festival celebrates thirty great years of independent arts in 2012. 


Since it was first established following the closure of Carlton’s legendary Pram Factory in 1982, the Melbourne Fringe Festival has presented the work of over 50,000 independent artists to audiences in the millions across Melbourne and Victoria. Over 4,000 artists from Victoria’s diverse...


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