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Posted 26 Apr 2012 @ 6:49am
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Melbourne band Vice Grip Pussies haven’t played the Cherry Rock festival before, but drummer Stacey Pommer is very familiar with both the event and the venue itself. “I’ve been to all of them, but I can’t really tell you much about any of them,” Pommer laughs. “I love the vibe at Cherry Rock, and I love watching Sixfthick playing in the laneway, and crawling up the walls.” Pommer...

Posted 25 Apr 2012 @ 10:13pm
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In a very cosmic turn of events, it was a visit to a psychic some ten years or so earlier that informed singer Troy Lempriere that he would end up writing songs and performing in  Sound Of Troy with its creative brains trust, guitarist Sam Labruna, as he explained to us recently from his home in Melbourne.

 

 

“I'm not spiritual...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 6:54pm
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She’s probably a relatively new name in the scheme of things, but Sarah Robertson is about to get her dues. A stunningly beautiful woman – who has given modeling a bit of a rest to focus on her music career - has just finished mixing a CD on the triple pack, Pump It Volume 5 compilation.

 

 

 

She explains, “Well, the disc basically came about when my...

Posted 11 Apr 2012 @ 9:30am
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There’s not a whole lot of difference between the Children Collide that took to the stage on a lowly weeknight at Ding Dong Lounge back in the mid-2000s and the current alternative-radio-dominating iteration. Back then, the band – which consisted of lead singer Johnny Mackay, bassist Heath Crawley, and then-drummer (the band’s second) Steph Hughes – were gaining traction with the...

Posted 10 Apr 2012 @ 2:10pm
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What started out as jamming in the family shed soon turned into something extraordinary for Stonefield. Coming from a tiny rural town just north of Melbourne, the four Findlay sisters – Amy, Hannah, Sarah and Holly, were just coming to the end of recording their first EP, Through The Clover, when their mum mentioned that they should apply for triple j’s Unearthed competition....

Posted 2 Apr 2012 @ 7:42am
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Detroit legend Stacey Pullen is on his way to Melbourne in April to play at Circoloco. The party is being put on by Melbourne's Darkbeat crew along with Dave Trimboli and The Proper Kollektive to celebrate their 9th birthday. They are bringing the Ibiza party brand, Circoloco, to Australia with four international headline artists: Tania Vulcano, Stacey Pullen, M.A.N.D.Y. [Patrick] and...

Posted 30 Mar 2012 @ 10:19am
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So, it's no secret that Melbournians love the Comedy Festival. Beat too. So we've gone all out this year to provide you with a heck of a lot of good stuff to help you wade through the massive amount of talent hitting our lil' ol' town.

 

Beat's 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival...

Posted 27 Mar 2012 @ 11:37am
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It seems like renowned country troubadour Justin Townes Earle cannot get enough of Australia, and the adoration is more than a little bit reciprocated. Last in the country for a boot-worthy (that’s a good thing, for the uninitiated) Golden Plains performance, Justin returns with Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now – his refreshingly soulful new LP. Before touching...

Posted 30 Mar 2012 @ 4:34pm
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For anyone that’s unsure, that’s the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Yes, Australia’s most innovative, original, controversial, cheeky and fun film festival is back for another year, and applications are now open for any of you budding filmmakers to get your work in and quite possibly have it chosen to be shown at this year’s official MUFF event. 

 

All you need to do? Be a...

Posted 19 Mar 2012 @ 1:08pm
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You’d be hard pressed to identify an Aussie DJ who spends more time touring and pumping out mixes in the studio that Sydney’s favourite son, Nick Skitz. Indeed, this guy has toured virtually week-in, week-out for almost 15 years, and his multi-annual Skitz mixes keep the punters salivating for more. Not surprisingly either, given his loyal legion of fans won’t stand for anything less...

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