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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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Dan Kelly’s fourth studio album Leisure Panic has been appearing just about everywhere since it’s release earlier this month; it’s about time it shows up in free shit. We have five vinyl copies of Leisure Panic up for grabs. If you miss out, you can always get one at the album launch, Saturday October 31 at the Gaso.

 

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Fuck yeah, Caligula’s Horse are dropping their latest LP Bloom on Friday October 16. Dig ‘em? Want a free copy of the album? Sick of stupid questions? Same. The albums are over at beat.com.au/freeshit.

 

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After collaborating on some shoots during the release of 2011’s Let England Shake, PJ Harvey and film maker Seamus Murphy spent the next four years travelling together to Kosovo, Afganistan and Washington D.C, producing some astounding photographs and poetic works along the way. Set for release on October 1, The Hollow Of The Hand is the culmination of their efforts, and we have ten copies to...

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Ireland’s The Coronas have been on the up-and-up ever since their last trip to Aus, and now they’re heading back to please their fans with material from 2014’s The Long Way. They play the Corner on Friday December 4, and if you wanna be there then you gotta outsmart every other sucker reading this.

 

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After a raging success at their last event in Wollongong, Access is moving on up to Platform One Nightclub this Thursday November 26. The dance fuelled event will feature twelve big name acts spread across two rooms, with L D R U, GANZ, Generik, Aywy, Can’t Say DJs and more filling out the impressive lineup. Access a free double pass by entering below.

 

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The Ugly Kings take influence from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jack White and Black Sabbath, creating a predictably gritty rock’n’roll sound. They’re taking over Cherry Bar on Saturday November 28 and we’ve got two double passes to give away.

 

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What do you get when you combine six Aussies, one New Yorker, a potent blend of glamour and athleticism, dancing, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip syncing, six-inch heels and sequined frocks? Briefs of course! Following a year of sell out runs across the world, the blend of cabaret burlesque, Australian machismo and punkish swagger is set to arrive in Melbourne this...

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On Friday November 27, Rob Delaney and Benjamin Law are hitting the Wheeler Centre as part of The Interrobang: A Festival Of Questions. The question they’re tackling is, ‘Are cockroaches attracted to human tears, and if so, why?’ If you’d like to know, we’ve got five free tickets to give away. Enter below for your chance to win.

 

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Friday Nights at NGV returns this week, giving visitors exclusive after-hours access to Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great. They’re also continuing their live music tradition, with a new set each week coming from a rotating line-up of Australian and international performers. Underground Lovers headline this week’s edition. Send your details to...

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Rising star Olympia is playing at the Shebeen Bandroom on Tuesday November 24. She’ll be launching her single Tourists and the tickets are quickly disappearing. Luckily we’ve got a few spare. Enter below for your chance to be one of the winners.

 

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You haven’t been able to turn on triple J for five minutes this year without hearing Sydney duo Hermitude. Their album was in the top 20 for seven weeks, probably due to their radio-breaking hit The Buzz. Tickets for their upcoming Melbourne performance (Saturday November 28 at Festival Hall) are selling like hotcakes; enter below for your chance to win some.

  

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Legendary locals The Bo-Weevils were among the first Australian bands to play raucous garage-punk in the ‘80s and went on to become one of the countries most successful musical exports across their 15 year career. While they never officially split, they haven’t played a gig since early 2000 – and the wait is finally over. The Bo-Weevils return to the stage next Sunday November 22 at Northcote...

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Sarah McLeod has had a long and varied career, perhaps most notably as the frontwoman for alt rockers The Superjesus. She’s also done a stack of solo stuff, which is what brings her to Northcote Social Club on Thursday November 19. We’ve got two double passes to give away. 

 

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From comedian Nath Valvo comes Grindr: A Love Story?, a soon-to-be infamous performance poking fun at the app that changed the dating game forever. He’s already played to sold out audiences in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, and this time he’s in town for one night only.Enter below and we'll hook you up. 

 

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The infamous Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, out now on DVD and Blu-Ray, offers an inside look at one of this generation’s most misunderstood artists through the use of rare interview footage and never before seen performances. To celebrate the home video release of Amy, a must have for any Winehouse fan, we’ve got a couple of DVD copies to give away. 

 

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The Tea Party are currently touring Oz celebrating the 20th anniversary of their The Edges Of Twilight LP, but honestly they tour here so much it’s not like they need an excuse. They play Palais Theatre on Friday November 13, and just listen to the prize pack we have; a double pass, The Edges Of Twilight reissue, and a selection of Robert Buratti's 'Edges of Twilight' lithograph prints signed...

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Melbourne MC Dylan Joel is the next big name on the hip hop horizon thanks to his debut LP, Authentic Lemonade, which generated a bunch of media buzz after dropping earlier this month. Of course he immediately went on tour following the release, but he’ll be back on Friday November 13 to play at Howler. Get a free ticket or two by entering below.

 

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Sydney boys The Lulu Raes only just came back from playing Bigsound and Small World Festival, as well as a national tour with Holy Holy. You’d think they’d be buggered by now, but they’ve only just started their own headline tour, coming into The Workers Club this Thursday night. Enter below for your chance to score a double pass.

 

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The good folk at Touche Hombre are back again with their famous Day Of The Dead warehouse party on November 1. We are lucky enough to have a VIP double pass to give away that includes face painting, drinks and fabulous food. Just enter your name and email and you'll go in the draw to win!

 

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When you come up with a name like Suiciety, what else is there to do but grab some mates and start a metalcore band? And that’s exactly what these guys did about 25 years ago. They said goodbye in 1997, now Suiciety are back, and they’re launching a live EP at the Evelyn on Friday October 30. You keen? 

 

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