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The sons and daughters of Melbourne’s first wave of punks, Max, Bonnie, Milo, and Finne grew up on a healthy diet of Rowland S. Howard, Sonic Youth, and Les Rallizes Dénudés. Esc’s latest single Atomic Shadow was picked up by Rage as ‘Indie of the Week’ and was also featured on Mess+Noise, Poncho TV, and All I Do Is Listen. They will be releasing a remix of Atomic Shadow from Rat & Co, as...

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After winning crowds across the world throughout 2013 with her band Hiatus Kaiyote and collecting a Grammy Nomination for Best R&B Performance, Nai Palm performs a special one night solo performance amidst recording their sophomore album. Performing some new unreleased material, some re-imagined covers, and tracks from Hiatus Kaiyote's acclaimed debut EP, Tawk Tomahawk, you can catch Nai...

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I can’t skate for shit. It’s honestly really embarrassing. When I was six my friend Thomas had a birthday party at a skating rink and I was so scared of falling that I held on to the barrier the whole time. My dad was really ashamed of me and drove off before the end of the party. I haven’t seen him since :( Anyway, I saw that Whip It movie with Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore and I can confirm...

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Supanova, Australia's premier pop culture expo, is back for its 12th year showcasing sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, animé, manga, games and much more. This April, you'll have the chance to meet Chewbacca, Mini-Me, Xena: Warrior Princess and many more. You can check out the entire lineup on their website at supanova.com.au/guests. We have double passes to give away. For your chance to win tell...

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Talented singer Caitlin Park is releasing her single Hold Your Gaze – the first single from her upcoming LP The Sleeper out in early May. I tell you one thing, The Sleeper could very well be named after me dropkick mate Dicko. The dipper doesn’t get outta bed til 2pm most days. Get off your arse, Dicko, you dingleberry fruitbat! Anyway, Caitlin Park’s The Sleeper is one the most anticipated...

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Jimblah was the inaugural Hilltop Hoods Initiative winner, and hasn’t stopped smashing the Aussie hip hop scene ever since. His new album, Phoenix, is already making waves, and the man is solid enough to upload the entire thing to YouTube anyway! Have a listen, and tell us your thoughts to win tickets for Jimblah’s show at Shebeen on Friday April 4.

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La Femme Mysterieuse, The Tiger and The Skipper are back as The Bombay Royale return with their wild mix of vintage Bollywood, near-unheard relics, surfadelic Hindi originals and disco. These homies are dominating, with their debut album You Me Bullets Love winning a place in iTunes Best of 2012 and #1 on the iTunes World Music Charts. Want to join The Bombay Royale at The Curtin for a night...

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British rapper turned comedian Doc Brown returns to Melbourne from Thursday March 27 with his tongue-in-cheek take on hip hop culture. Fresh from supporting Ricky Gervais around the world, Doc Brown's of Mic & Men...

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Melbourne's festival of style, culture and creativity is returning. International cultural icons Patrick Martinez, Stephen Malbon, Mark McNairy, Brent Rollins, Paul Devro and Mike O’Meally and more will take part in the various forums and panel discussions. CARBON will take over the RMIT Storey Hall Auditorium from Saturday March 29 - Sunday March 30. We have a double pass to give away. Tell...

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Five bands. Four hours. One boat. Three hundred quotes of “I’m on a boat!” Ship Rock’d ruled last year, with the 350-capacity boat sold out for the Tequila Mockingbyrd EP launch. Food, booze, fancy dress and fun times, featuring Dead City Ruins, Two Headed Dog, The City Sharps, Sudden State and of course Tequila Mockingbyrd. It goes down on Saturday March 29 on The Victoria Star, and we have...

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Thirty Seconds To Mars' shows next week are set to be some of the most anticipated performances of the year; the band are armed to the teeth with an artillery of anthemic hits from their back catalogue and recent fourth album Love Lust Faith + Dreams. They will be joined on all Australian shows by the UK’s princes of post-punk, White Lies. Straight off the back of his Oscar win for Dallas...

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters, John Mayer, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Boz Scaggs, Doobie Brothers, and Michael Franti and Spearhead walk into a bar. That bar is Deni Blues and Roots Festival. They bring with them many, many talented musical friends. It’s one of the wildest parties of 2014. From Saturday April 19 – Sunday April 20 in Deniliquin, NSW, Easter will be redefined....

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Tasmania’s Christopher Coleman Collective have been steadily building a bridge over the Bass Strait. The charismatic folk artist and his band were Unearthed by triple j back in late 2012 and invited to perform at Falls Festival the same year. Their self-titled debut album was released via MGM on March 14, and will be stopping by Melbourne on Friday March 21 to play Shebeen with Woodlock and...

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Sydney electronic pop artist Thief has announced show dates for his national Closer EP tour. In support of his new single and EP title track Closer, Thief is set to visit capital cites nationally and will be joined by Nicole Millar at his Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane shows. Closer has also received the remix treatment from the likes of Cesare, Set Mo and Akouo – each contributing new...

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I love parties at night. Lo-fi garage soul brothers Rick Sands and Buck Lexton are The Night Party and they are about to launch their brand spankin’ debut album Get To You in their hometown of Melbourne at The Workers Club on Friday March 21 with support from Gator Queen, Richie 1250 & The Brides Of Christ, plus DJs Eddy and Ken Eavel (3PBS FM) spinning discs. These guys rock. We have some...

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The Flying Saucer Club presents a tribute to Lee Hazlewood – one of the most influential men in the history of music. Lee Hazlewood was a maverick in the best sense of the word, living by his own rules during a long, fruitful and travelled career. He was writer of mega-hits for artists such as Nancy Sinatra and Duane Eddy, an inventive producer and a unique performer. We have a couple of...

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MADE IN AMERICA is an electrifying and inspiring behind-the-scenes documentary about the multi-genre Budweiser Made in America music festival in Philadelphia in 2012.
The film offers viewers an all-access backstage pass, as Howard and his camera rove the festival grounds speaking to the artists, music lovers, vendors, stage hands and neighbours who came together to make Budweiser Made in...

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I’m struggling to pronounce this band but boy am I enjoying their sweet beats. Located somewhere between a theatre show and a stadium pop concert, Sam Halmarack & the Miserablites are the bombastic pioneers of interactive pop. Get ready for hand-clapping anthems and electro music to move and inspire. With songs, stories and a little help from you, we will all come together for a unique...

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Formed in 2012, Veludo have already had their very first single Awaken voted in the Top 5 Rock Songs at the 2013 Australian Independent Music Awards. It also reached number 6 on the Triple J Unearthed Rock Chart last year. Their debut self-titled EP was mixed by the legendary Grammy Award winning Producer Tim Palmer [David Bowie, Pearl Jam, U2, Bon Jovi], produced by ARIA Award winner Jimi...

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Spanish rockers Los Coronas have locked in a Golden Plains sideshow. This will be the Hispanic band’s second appearance in Australia since their debut at the 2012 Pyramid Rock. Back home, Los Coronas have forged a name for themselves for their fierce intensity and contagious rhythms imbued with a '60s Californian surf sound. Los Coronas will be performing at the Corner Hotel on Friday March 14...

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Horror-comedy romp, 100 Bloody Acres, follows the Morgan brothers on their quest to save their organic fertiliser business. The catch? Said fertiliser requires a secret ingredients: road kill and the blood and bones of dead car crash victims. But the thing is, you see, the pair are running low on supplies and have never killed. That is of course, until they meet three 20-something travellers,...

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A musical ambassador since he was in short trousers, a professional DJ since his early teens, a veteran of acid house and a champion of techno – you name it, Carl Cox has been there and done it, never losing sight of his passions – playing music, breaking tunes and celebrating life. He's playing a three hour set at Trak Live Lounge Bar this Friday March 7 and we have a double pass to give away...

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Win a double pass to see garage rock comedy duo Charging Stallion along with WOD, Dumb Punts and Seattle & The So & So's at The Old Bar this Saturday March 1! Simply go to Free Shit at Beat.com.au and tell us if you were a porn star what would your name be and your special ability? i.e. deep-throating a watermelon.

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Hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash will bring his legendary DJ techniques to The Espy next Thursday February 27. As the first DJ to manipulate vinyl with his hands, Grandmaster Flash is the man behind the Quick Mix Theory as well as iconic party tunes like Freedom and You Know What Time It Is. He also has that song that goes DI-RI-DI-RI-DI-RI-DI …DI-RI-DI-RI-DI-RI-DI…what’s it called? brb....

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Culture cats, music lovers, honorary and wannabe Melbournians: stretch out those languid holiday limbs of yours and reach for the full Brunswick Music Festival program because it is dressed to impress. Come March, one of this city's most deliciously vibrant precincts will for the 26th year pulse with creative energy for two weeks, starting with the Sydney Road Street Party on Sunday 2 March....

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After a hugely successful national jaunt in 2011, we are ecstatic to announce Wire’s return to Australian shores this summer in support of their critically acclaimed 2013 release Change Becomes Us. The band’s latest album is mostly comprised of original blueprints of songs from 1979 and 1980 and was met with glowing reviews. Whilst the band will be showcasing their new material, much to the...

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The 2014 incarnation of the all ages Push Over fest is set for one huge Labour day. The exciting line-up includes recently crowned triple j unearthed artist of the year Remi, Ghana born Citizen Kay, Pez, Chance Waters, Dream On Dreamer, In Hearts Wake, The Smith Street Band and many many more! It goes down at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Monday March 10. Guess what? We’ve got a double pass to...

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Australia will have the chance to welcome back The Dead Daisies when they kick off a series of shows supporting the release of their anticipated debut self-titled album. Off the back of a whirlwind year which saw the group tour with Aerosmith, headline a stage across North America on the 25 date Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival alongside Alice in Chains and Jane’s Addiction, and play sell out...

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There are a lot of these wizard bands going around these days. There’s those King Gizzard Lizard Wizards, or whatever they’re called. Wiz Khalifa is another one. Steve Vizard, that’s pretty close. I’m getting old and often find myself confused by these names. But there is one band that is better than the Wizards/Vizards. Melburnian pop/rock/funk fusionists Better Than The Wizards are playing...

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Kerser has announced that he will embark on his S.C.O.T tour this February and March. The wordsmith's third album S.C.O.T flew up the iTunes and ARIA Charts upon release, with its content reflecting upon his achievements set to the tune of Nebs killer beats. Kerser will play The Hi-Fi on Saturday February 15. We have a double pass to give away. Tell us why you deserve to go for your chance...

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