Beat Column, April 13

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday April 13, 2016
With Grace Kindellan

We are so excited to announce our inaugural SQUAD cohort! Introducing Bridgette Le (Leisure Suite), Cheyenne Harper, Demi Louise, Eilish Gilligan, Francesca Gonzales, Gabriella Cohen, Grace Kindellan (Wet Lips), Tali Harding-Hone and Tori Zietsch (Seavera)! These talented performers form the first group to participate in the new SQUAD mentoring program for women musicians. The program kicks off this weekend with a three-day action-packed camp featuring workshops with High Tension singer Karina Utomo, acclaimed singer song-writer Ainslie Wills and journalist Jenny Valentish. Throughout the year participants will also attend master-classes, one-on-one mentoring sessions and help organise Face the Music 2016. With album releases, big festival shows, overseas tours, home-grown local events and sell-out shows already under their belts, these gals are probably gonna rule this city and more soon so sit up and take note. Check out for more information.

Check out the pop-art visuals with a soundtrack of sweet pop music at Friday Nights at NGV. This week, catch former bassist, keyboardist and vocalist for Dirty Projectors, Angel Deradoorian playing her otherworldly set influenced by East Indian, Middle Eastern, traditional Japanese music and Native American rhythms. Tickets include entry to the Andy Warhol | Ai Wei Wei exhibition and access to exclusive talks, food and bars from 6pm to 10pm this Friday, April 15. For more information, head to

Nilumbik Youth Festival is on this Saturday and it’s gonna be huge! There’s a bunch of live music from local bands, theatrical performances and even circus performers! Plus, delicious food, art stalls and workshops will keep you entertained for hours. It’s at Edendale Farm in Eltham from 12pm to 5pm and it’s totally free! Head to for more details.

Are you a young muso looking for a record deal? Decibels Records wants to give you one! They’re looking for two local artists in the City of Darebin area aged 12-25 to work with throughout 2016. You’ll get the opportunity to work with industry professionals and the youth led committee to record a 4 track EP, shoot a music video, and host a launch party. All you gotta do is apply at

Looking for a chance to show off your sick DJ skills? Boombox events is hosting a DJ competition open to soloists and duos between the ages of 12 and 25 who live in the City of Bayside area. Applications close on April 29 with a pre-competition meeting on May 12 and a potential competition date on May 20. For more details and to apply visit

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday April 15

School Tour w/ Selling Time, Deadfall, Eltham High School, 30-60 Withers Way, Eltham,  1.15pm – 2.00pm, Free,, U18

Glitch under 18’s Dance Party w/ DJ Riley, DJ Jamo and more TBC, Mooroolbark Community Centre, 125 Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark, 6.30pm – 10.30pm, $10,, U18

Open Mic Night, w/ local acts (registration still open), VRI Hall, 18-20 Queens Parade, Traralgon, 7.30pm – 10.30pm, gold coin donation,,  AA

Saturday April 16

Youth Colour Fest w/ TBC, Davidson Oval, 10.00am – 2.00pm, Free, AA

Nillumbik Youth Festival 2016: World Jam w/ local bands, theatre, workshops, Massive FAM, henna artists, RUCCIS circus African drumming, art stalls, delicious food, Edendale  Farm
30 Gastons Road, Eltham, 12.00pm – 5.00pm, Free,, AA

We’re all for Rock and we Rock for ALL w/ Ellen Rose, Sisters Doll, the Refuge, Anonoymous, DJ Kyle, Straight Shooters Colac, 1.00pm – 5.00pm, Gold coin donation,, U18

Rock ‘n’ Skate w/ TBC, The Shed indoor skate park, New Holland Drive, Cranbourne, 10.30am – 4.30pm, Free,, AA

Sunday April 17

Come Skate and Create Kerang w/ Own Life with Erin Greer, Kerang Skate Park Murray, Valley Highway Kerang, 10.00am – 3.00pm,  Free, U18