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All Ages: CHANGES is in town, The Chats are taking a 'Smoko' at New Slang, and Belle Haven hit the road

See what Melbourne has to offer for punters of all ages.

The time has come. CHANGES is finally here. If you’ve been living under a rock, CHANGES is a huge music summit spanning across two days, outlining the future of the music industry with a massive roster of artists and industry professionals. On Wednesday July 4and Thursday July 5, a selection of talks, workshops and master-classes with local and international experts will be held at the Australian Catholic University. Whether you’re a musician, a music fan or just interested in the music industry in general, CHANGES has something for you. The program is filled to the brim with exciting workshops and opportunities for individuals to network and showcase music to industry professionals. CHANGES is a platform for individuals to create an open dialogue surrounding the current and future climate of the music industry, facilitating and inspiring ideas, and providing knowledge and opportunities for those who attend. Head on over to their website for more information. Be sure to check out the full lineup of speakers and artists to help you plan out your days.
 
For this month’s New Slang gig, The Push are stoked to present Sunny Coast punks The Chats. These boys are best known for their ridiculous but seriously epic track ‘Smoko’, which went viral in late 2017 after being featured on Channel 7 News and pretty much every music publication. Since then, the boys have been super busy taking over the Aussie punk scene, dropping an EP, racking up a couple thousand streams on Soundcloud and over two million views on Youtube. Joining them for the show are the ever-talented Firstkiss, and The Meeseeks who’ll be warming up the crowd with their raucous and lovely tunes. The show goes down this Friday July 6 at The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne. Check out The Push’s website for more info on the show.
 
It’s been a year since Melbourne band Belle Haven released their record You, Me And Everything In Between, and as the album cycle comes to an end, the band are heading on tour. The metal five-piece will play the entire album in full, so expect it to be an absolutely emotional riot. Each song on the record delves into some of the heavy experiences the band have endured over the years leading up to its release; sound-tracking love, loss and friendship in a raw and emotional way. Joining the band on tour is a huge lineup including a number of hardcore counterparts – UK band Casey, Stateside, Furious George and Future Static. The show goes down this Sunday July 8 at Wrangler Studios at 2pm.
 
By Andrea Delos Santos