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Posted 30 Dec 2012 @ 5:14pm

Not sure where to find a New Year's kiss? Don't stress, we've got you covered. Here's Beat's tips to the best parties going on all around town.


The Tote – Blood Duster

Head along and celebrate New Year's Eve on Monday December 31 with Blood Duster at The Tote in their second annual Destroy New Years! event. This night will also be used to celebrate the launch of the new...

Posted 29 Dec 2011 @ 9:32am

So, y'know, if the Mayan calendar is right and the world is set to end in 2012 then this is going to be your last New Year's EVER. Scary thought, huh? Well, no time to quiver with trepidation. If that is indeed the case, then you goddamn better live it up this New Year's rather than staying at home with your 20 cats. Not sure where to go and what to do? Don't stress. We've got all the...

Posted 15 Dec 2011 @ 8:54am

With 15 years experience under their belt and over 120 festival shows to date, Salmonella Dub are veterans of the music scene, wi th a unique mix of dub, jazz, drum and bass, electronica and reggae that's paved the way for many of the bands they'll be sharing the bill with. But even with this wealth of experience, drummer Dave Deakins says the boys gig routine runs anything but smoothly. "We...

Posted 7 Dec 2011 @ 11:20am

Toronto’s Carlo Lio is the kind of guy who has a keen understanding of how the music industry works, being a number of things to many different people. 


His work as a DJ, producer and businessman, his talents extend beyond merely one world and have seen him rise within the world of dance music at a rapid pace – his ventures with studio partner Nathan Barato resulted in the...

Posted 1 Dec 2011 @ 10:28am

"It was hip hop being the new musical thing of our time, and everybody was trying to find their own place at the time, and as it turned out, ours was DJing," one third of DJ collective the Scratch Perverts Tony Vegas muses, thinking back to the beginning of their much-celebrated career. It's kind of strange to hear one of the DJing world's heroes being so casual about falling into their choice...

Posted 29 Nov 2011 @ 10:06am

After a year of playing festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park and Reading, one would expect electro pop band Metronomy to be experts on the festival circuit. Not the case, says lead singer Joseph Mount. "When we did that show at Glastonbury, we were very far away from our comfort zone." On playing festival main stages, he admits, "It's very terrifying but...

Posted 15 Nov 2011 @ 1:11pm

When Tom Waits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Neil Young in March this year, he said in his speech: “They say I have no hits and that I'm difficult to work with... like it's a bad thing." He is, essentially, a grumpy old man – albeit a grumpy old man who has been releasing albums every few years since 1973 and who, although not commercially successful, has garnered a cult...

Posted 21 Oct 2011 @ 11:56am

After already announcing a slew of high profile acts for their annual New Years box social, those cats down at The Espy have a lined up one hell of a second announcement for the St. Kilda shenanigans. 


Joining the already announced Paul Dempsey, Big Scary, Stonefield, Barbarion, Violent...

Posted 6 Oct 2011 @ 7:08pm

One of the cornerstones of the Melbourne live music scene, The Espy, has announced the shenanigans for their infamous New Years Eve party.


Through previous years, the likes of The Drones, The Grates, Lisa Mitchell, Spiderbait, Mess Hall, Architecture In Helsinki, Magic Dirt, Children Collide, Wolf & Cub, Airbourne, You Am I and Wagon have brought in the New Year, and have...

Posted 20 Jan 2011 @ 12:23pm
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