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UK rockers Pulled Apart By Horses are heading into the country this week to play Sydney’s super secret Stand For Something show. You can’t even get tickets, you have to enter a ballot and hope you get them somehow. If you wanna see them without the fuck around, Pulled Apart By Horses play Ding Dong Lounge on Friday October 30. Find yourself a free ticket.

 

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Jennifer Kingwell and her band The Garland Thugs are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love at Howler later this month on Thursday October 29. They’ll be bringing the last half of Hounds of Love to life on stage, playing through the concept-album-within-an-album titled The Ninth Wave.

 

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Love Street Festival goes down this Sunday at Howler rocking a high profile lineup with Immigrant Union, Saint Jude, The Darling Downs, Gena Rose Bruce, Broads and many more. It’s not all about the music though, with Melbourne’s best independent artists offering up dance, projection, spoken word and performance art programs throughout the day. Get there for free with a double pass on us. Enter...

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The Australian Movie and Comic Expo is coming to the Melbourne Showgrounds real soon, and who doesn’t like a bit of a dork-out? There’ll be panels on costume and prop making, pop culture trivia, cosplay, live quidditch, freakin’ laser tag and comics out the wazoo (obviously). There’ll also be guest talks from Lou Diamond Phillips (Stargate Universe, Longmire), Michael Rowe (Arrow), Dichen...

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With the anticipated launch of his new album going down this Friday, the folks at The Spotted Mallard have generously chucked out a few double passes for Rob Snarski’s upcoming show. Snarski’s new album Low Fidelity was made with many song requests coming from fans. It’s a stripped back, warm and honest 18 track album, and with it’s low-fi aesthetic and memorable cover tracks, it’s the perfect...

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Jay Power is enough of a reason to go to a gig. Jude Perl and Rita Satch are too. What if they were all performing at the same place, wouldn’t that just be too off the chain for some to handle? For most to handle, I’d say. Jay Power plays The Toff in Town on Thursday October 15 with special guests Jude Perl and Rita Satch, enter below for your shot at a double pass if you can handle it.

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After selling out the Prince Bandroom last round, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra are heading back to the venue off the success of their latest single, Satellite. They play there on Friday October 16, and if you read the Free Shit section then you’re probably looking for a free ticket to the show. You’re switched on and you’ve got balls, kid. 

 

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Al Murray The Pub Landlord will bring his new live show One Man, One Guvnor to Melbourne this October. Al has hosted an array of TV series over the last few years including Compete for the Meat, Al Murray’s Happy Hour, Time Gentlemen Please and Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder. He has also released eight best-selling live DVDs My Gaff, My Rules, Glass of White Wine for the Lady, ...

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Stand-up comedian Omid Djalili has announced a trip to Melbourne this October. The British born Iranian comedian's television credits include the Fagin in West-End smash-hit Oliver! and Dr Rance in Joe Orton’s What The Butler Saw. He has also acted in films including Shaun The Sheep Movie, Mr. Nice, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, Sex and The City 2, Notting Hill and The Infidel. This...

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From the creators of Breaking Bad comes the most anticipated prequel of the year. Starring fan favourites Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) and created by the Emmy Award-winning Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad, The X Files) and Peter Gould (Breaking Bad), Better Call Saul season one is a thrilling look into Saul Goodman’s back story and origins. Better Call Saul season...

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In case you haven’t heard, The Who have been touring all year long as part of their 50th anniversary playing together. When they played Hyde Park back in June, The Who pulled a Clapton and filmed it all. The culmination of their efforts, The Who: Live in Hyde Park features the band’s definitive hits such as Baba O’Riley, Pinball Wizard and My Generation, woven with interviews from the band...

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If you don’t know who Clapton is then put down the magazine there buddy, this is Beat, not Uncultured Swine Weekly. Eric Clapton celebrated his 70th birthday and 50th year in the music business earlier this year with a concert at the Royal Albert Hall and filmed the whole damn thing. Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall plays in Australian cinemas for one day only, Wednesday October 14...

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Well known for their high energy live shows, French 10-piece Babylon Circus channel everything from reggae and punk to big band jazz during their rambunctious ska filled sets, fusing together bouncing brass sections and manic guitar licks. They’ve played over 1500 gigs over their 20 year career, so they must be doing a couple things right. Babylon Circus plays this Saturday night as part of...

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On Saturday October 3, thousands of people will descend upon the bushland venue Dashville to celebrate the golden era of Americana, psychedelia and alt country, born out of the American culture of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Bahamas (CAN), Holy Holy and All Our Exes Live In Texas are all set to play across the two day long event, along with way too many artists to list here. We’ve got two...

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Biographical drama Straight Outta Compton tells the infamous story of the rise and fall of hip hop collective N.W.A. It’s been breaking box office records all over America this month, and to celebrate the September 3 Australian release, how does a free double pass sound? Straight outta freeshit.

 

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It doesn’t matter whether you know him from the hugely successful See You Again (feat Charlie Pluth) or club banger Black and Yellow, but I’m sure you know him. Wiz Khalifa returns to Oz later this month, playing at Margaret Court Arena on Thursday October 1, and there’s gotta be a reader or two out there just dying to go. If you’re one of them, enter below to win a double pass.

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The recently renovated venue The Croxton opens its doors on Friday October 1, and they’re hosting a massive weekend of live music to celebrate. You Am I have already sold out tickets to the opening night, and Saturday’s double headliners The Drones and Augie March are sure to be the next to go. If you feel like going to either gig, you probably  should’ve bought a ticket. Lucky for you, there’...

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Bullet Proof Australia and Front Row Touring are giving a couple fans the chance to win either Hammerfall’s live Gate of Dalhalla DVD or their latest release (r)Evolution, with one lucky fan getting the prize of picking up both. All you gotta do is track down a Hammerfall poster in the CBD and snap a photo of you in front of it holding a ticket to their October show (or dressed your best metal...

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WolfCreek’s big bad John Jarrett tries his hand at directing with his latest project, StalkHer. Jarrett plays Jack, a stalker obsessed with Emily (Kaarin Fairfax) who, without giving too much away, turns out to be someone you shouldn’t fuck with. Celebrating the theatrical release of StalkHer, we have a bunch of merch packs, shirts and free tickets to giveaway. 

 

 

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Melbourne's bombastic seven-piece Sol Nation are hitting the road off the back of their debut album Melting Pot and guess what? Beat's got a bundle of double passes to give away to their gig at Rubix Warehouse on Saturday September 12. If reggae, samba, funk, salsa, East Timorese folksong and African dance music sounds like your bag, enter below for your chance to get along to the show. ...

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Burger Boys is run by two 20-somethings in the city's law district. After becoming obsessed with Melbourne's burger scene they taste-tested every burger they could get their hands on – big burgers, little burgers and ones in the middle. They then selected the best elements of their favourites and put them together in their home kitchen to create the perfect hamburger, avoiding any gimmicks....

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Don’t worry, it’s a parody. Footballer Wants a Wife is a six part Australian web series set to launch on September 9, and as you could probably tell, it takes the piss out of the forever popular dating game show format. The series will screen in full on Tuesday September 8 at The Astor with a meet and greet with the cast afterwards,enter below if you wanna score a double pass.

 

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Following their last sold out launch at The Workers back in December, Orsome Welles are heading back to celebrate the release of their latest single, Swim, on Friday September 11. Grab your tickets from Oztix, but if you’re looking for a freebee (and a shirt!) enter below.

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Holy shit! Holy Holy’s Howler gig sold out so fast after announcing their When The Storms Would Come album tour that the guys have needed to add a second Melbourne date. Lucky us. Before those tickets fly off the shelf yet again, we nabbed a few double passes just for you guys. Thoughtful fuckers, aren’t we?

 

 

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Kate McIntosh uses everyday objects and materials to create an improvised and interactive laboratory on stage, and her All Ears show rides the line between experiment and entertainment, exploring what it’s like to be in a crowd as chairs are dragged, paper is torn and glasses are toppled – all recorded and played back along the way. All Ears is on this Saturday at North Melbourne Town Hall,...

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The three volume box set The Decline of Western Civilization Collection, out now on Blu-ray and DVD, covers three distinct periods of cultural phenomena in Los Angeles, from punk rock to glam metal to gutter punk. And rocking a 100% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes, you know it’s good. Nab yourself one of four Blu-ray copies.

 

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As seen on ABC TV's Q&A, and direct from sell out tours in the UK, Canada, USA and NZ, Adrienne Truscott
returns to Melbourne for one night only. Dressed only from the waist up and ankles down, Adrienne undoes
the rules and rhetoric about rape and comedy and the awkward laughs in between. With blistering sarcasm
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Melbourne’s own space rockers AlithiA have decided their upcoming gig at The Evelyn Hotel should be the perfect setting to premier their short film, Sacrifice, before headlining alongside Chaos Divine. Sacrifice was filmed at AlithiA’s last show at The Workers, and follows the band members for 48 hours as they go through the motions, part mockumentary, part art film. For your shot at a prize...

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You know her as the sassy lead singer of The Flying Saucer favourites, Jam The Funk, but now she is coming to the Saucer to present her own show “A Bridesmaid’s Journey”. Nikki’s career began as a session singer recording a myriad of well known jingles as well as touring with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Suzi Quatro, John Farnham, Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Aussie Crawl and more. This performance...

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If that title doesn’t grab you by the balls, get a load of this. The nice folks at Dandenong Pavilion are giving you and three mates $150 to spend on their secret burger menu. The dream. Well, they might give it to you. 

 

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