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As part of the Brunswick Music Festival, The Raah Project are playing at Estonian House on Thursday March 17. Comprising of violinist Tamil Rogeon and singer/rapper Ryan Ritchie, the pair recently sold out the launch of their newest album Take Me Elsewhere. Beat has got a few double passes on offer for their upcoming gig.

 

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Brixton Broadcast is coming to Melbourne. The global free event series that is spearheaded by clothing label Brixton will touch down at the Tote with an all-star lineup, including Beaches, The UV Race, Ausmuteants, The Living Eyes, ORB, Swim Team and more. To celebrate they are giving away a heap of clothing worth $250. So if your wardrobe is looking a little sparse enter below to be in the...

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It’s the sound that kept the world out of the water for the year of ’75. Steven Spielberg’s monster-shark sent ripples through the beach-loving community back in the day, and in 2016, it remains just as petrifying. Relive water-born nightmare along with the iconic  theme from John Williams in all its glory when it comes to the Shadow Electric Outdoor Cinema on Thursday March 10. Luckily for...

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Considered as one of the most important bands to come out of the Califorinian garage punk scene (shit mate, they practically invented it), The Mummies are bringing their DIY flavoured carnage to our shores. Originating in 1988, the band gained fame by swapping professionalism for tattered mummy costumes, insulting attitudes and damaged equipment which ultimately inspired generations of dirtbag...

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On Friday March 4 The Snowdroppers will be playing a kick arse show at Howler with supports from The Hard Aches, The Strums and Twin Fires. The Gluttons For Punishment tour is being followed around by a film crew for a documentary of the same name, so here’s your chance to get famous for free. Beat has one double-pass on offer and if you don’t have any friends, there’s always Tinder.

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A few weeks ago, Melbourne based Jennifer Kingwell teamed up with New Zealand singer Plum Green as they took their new releases out on the open road to kick off the Night Terrors tour. Well the tour has to end at some point, let’s just be glad they’ve decided to end things in Melbourne. On Sunday February 28, Jennifer Kingwell and Plum Green perform at The Toff In Town. Don’t worry about...

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The infamous W logo of the Wu-Tang Clan looms large over the history of popular culture. The story of the Wu is one of legend, full of mystery, controversy and of course, some of the most exciting and genre-defining hip hop ever produced. And now, after an absence of 5 years, the original instigators of the movement, the undisputed masters of the genre, the Wu-Tang Clan return to Australia in...

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If you missed the Shadow Electric's Estonian House sessions last year, you blew it. Big time. Lucky for you, not only are they running the event with Melbourne rockers The Peep Tempel as a headliner, but we're giving away a sweet double pass for you champs. Not only will attendees be treated to a beautifully atmospheric hall, they'll also be introduced to a brand of scathing rock both honest...

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Flickerfest is back for another incarnation. This year the program has been specially made for Melbourne  to shine a spotlight on local filmmakers with the theme: South of the Border: Flickerfest in Melbourne. Some of the highlights are three films that recently won awards at the 2016 Flickerfest. These are Slingshot for Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy accredited...

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Nobody puts Baby in a corner. That is, of course, it's a corner chair under the stars of the convent with a plate of Le Bon Ton's brisket and their significant other doing the ol' *yawn and stretch*. For all of you lovers and hopeless romantics this year, we'll be screening Emile Ardolino's 1987 flick that saw Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey steal hearts around the globe. We have a double...

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Having just coming back into town after an extensive tour of Europe, Melbourne prog-rockers Toehider are heading straight into Ding Dong Lounge, all set to launch their new EP, Mainly Songs About Robots, on Friday February 12. Toehider’s Queen influenced, larger than life progressive rock has earned them enough praise to get a hold of drummer Vinny Appice of Dio and Black Sabbath fame to make...

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Melbourne Zoo’s now iconic Twilights series is just around the corner, and the lineup is kicking. In 2016, Zoo Twilights will feature 14 all ages shows from the end of January until the middle of March. All proceeds from the series will go towards fighting the extinction of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, and tickets to all shows include full access to Melbourne Zoo before the shows commence, so...

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Tassie’s Party in the Paddock starts back up next month, running over February 19 and 20 with a lineup stacked with the best of the best of the Australian music scene. The all Aussie lineup so far features the likes of Violent Soho, Tkay Maidza, British India, Spiderbait, The Preatures, SLEEPMAKESWAVES, Bad//Dreems, The Bennies and Ecca Vandal. Are they forgetting any other big names? Nah, I...

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Touted as ‘the future of hip hop’ by the likes of Pitchfork, eclectic NYC rapper Le1f has been defying expectations since first emerging as a beatmaker for Das Racist. Having recently given the audience at SugarMountain a taste of his new album Riot Boi , now you too can experience that music, in the comfort of your own home. We have a copy of the new Le1f album on beautiful vinyl, enter below...

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It’s every film student’s wet dream; Alfred Hitchcock’s classic films will be screened at Hamer Hall early next year, alongside Bernard Herrmann’s score played live by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Hitchcock & Herrmann will run on Friday February 5 and Saturday February 6 next year. 

 

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 Kajaki: Kilo Two Bravo tells the story of three soldiers in Afghanistan who found themselves in a minefield after one loses their leg to a land mine. My God is it hard to follow that with some jokes. We’re a light hearted magazine, so I’ll get right to it; Kajaki: Kilo Two Bravo comes out on Blu-ray, DVD and digital release on January 20, and we’re handing out copies.

 

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Woody Allen’s latest melancholic comedy Irrational Man comes out on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital release on Wednesday January 13. Wondering how you can profit from this? Read on. Irrational Man follows philosophy professor Abe’s (Joaquin Phoenix) arrival at a College in Rhode Island, which quickly draws the romantic attention of both Rita (Parker Posey) and Jill (Emma Stone). It’s really starting...

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Midsumma is in full swing, and GasworksArtsPark is hosting a huge number of productions throughout the season. One in particular is Gone; an award-winning comedy about a gay man who loses his penis. What a travesty. This show is a Premier event in the 2016 Midsumma calendar, so it’s bound to be good. Want tickets? Sure you do. 

 

 

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On Saturday January 30, two titans of the Detroit techno scene, Jeff Mills and Derrick May will play an extraordinary show with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. You may recall Jeff Mills performed with the MSO last year as part of Melbourne Festival, and they tore Hamer Hall to shreds. This time around, he will stage an all-new, never-before-performed set especially created with composer...

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Electro pop guru Louise Love has been running through a string of dates around the nation this month, touring off the back of her single Get Back, and she’s finally bringing the show down to the Grace Darling on Friday January 29. Set to launch her Tantric Shuffle EP, Louise Love will receive some superstar support on the night from Simona Castricum, Astral Skulls and InfraGhosts, making this...

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Ridley Scott is back to his best. The Martian sees astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) stranded on a barren planet after a fierce storm wreaks havoc on his team’s interplanetary mission. With little to no supplies, Watney is forced to lean on his intellect and human spirit as he attempts to overcome the seemingly impossible situation. Meanwhile NASA technicians, scientists and managers...

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Melbourne’s newest home of cult cinema, Lido Cinemas has confirmed a one-week encore season of the latest controversial film by master provocateur Gaspar Noé, Love, off the back of a successful two week run last month.  This will be the final opportunity for audiences to see the film on the big screen, in 3D, before its release on DVD and Blu-Ray later this month, so you should probably head...

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A summit of musical legends will occur at Mitchelton Wines in Nagambie on Saturday January 23. ARIA Hall of Famer’s Icehouse will bring their synth-heavy hits and a reformed Baby Animals and Diesel will both bring the weight of their catalogues, together showcasing some of Australian rock’s finest tunes from 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. We have some double passes to give away for the Jan 23 winery...

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Bowled Over has been the biggest unofficial triple j Hottest 100 countdown party for five years running now, and of course it’s back again for this year’s Australia Day tradition. Even if the countdown isn’t really your deal (remember to act surprised when Depreston wins), there’ll be drinks, food and BBQ’d goods on offer all day, along with live performances from Grenadiers, IV League and...

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Chapel Off Chapel will play host to a one-off performance by two antipodean frontmen of some standing. Darren Middleton, best known for his previous role as guitarist for a little band called Powderfinger, will perform tracks from his two solo albums, live and acoustic. Jon Toogood, lead singer of one of New Zealand’s most beloved acts, Shihad, will perform similarly solo, bringing the weight...

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Three years on from the Academy Award winning Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino returns with The Hateful Eight. An ensemble cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen, play eight strangers who meet on a stagecoach during an almighty blizzard not long after the American Civil War. Given Tarantino’s track record, expect plenty of bloody...

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For last year’s inaugural Holeandcorner, event organisers decked out Dockland’s Shed 14 with bright lights, sent party boats down a river, and provided audiences with a soundtrack from some of the finest names in house and techno, so it should come to no surprise that funf are bringing it all back for 2015. Going down on Saturday December 19 at a yet to be announced location, Moodymann, Scuba...

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On Friday December 18 at the Prince Bandroom, two of Melbourne's punk rock icons, Bodyjar and The Meanies, will team up for a colossal Christmas showdown.  The gig will be the first time in over 20 years the two Melbourne bands have been featured on the same lineup, and joining them on the night will be High Tension and Cowsmuff. Do you want free tickets to this gargantuan show? We bet you do...

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Chart-topping UK indie rock outfit The Maccabees are on their way to our sunny shores this year to play The Falls Festival, and they plan to knock out a headline show while they're here. They'll be swooning 170 Russell crowds on Wednesday January 6, and we've got some double passes to swing in your direction. Want in on the action? Go and visit beat.com.au/freeshit to win. 

 

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Some seriously legendary soul artists and some funky as hell locals will descend upon the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Friday December 11 for The Bureau; a newly formed boutique festival that brings together the very best of Melbourne's famous food and live music cultures. The one-day festival will feature the likes of The Temptations,  Charles Bradley, C+C Music Factory, Saskwatch, Andy Bull,...

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