Beat Column, April 27

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday April 27, 2016
With Grace Kindellan

The first ever New Slang gig is next Friday! In case you haven’t heard, it’s our new monthly all ages event to be held at The Channel at the Arts Centre on the first Friday of every month from 6pm to 9pm. If that isn’t exciting enough, we have a killer line-up to kick things off! Noise-pop-folk band Tiny Little Houses are stopping in for the only all-ages show of their Milo Tin tour and Alex Lahey is playing fresh from her new single You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me which is absolutely going off on radio around Australia. Plus there will be support from inner-south high school band Moss and DJ Elldaychubbygal. It’s gonna go off so get down early! Check out www.thepush.com.au for more details.

In other news, we’re looking for someone to work full time as part of our sick team here at The Push! We are seeking someone to provide day-to-day office administration, bookkeeping and project administrative support at our office in Brunswick. The ideal candidate would have experience in office management and intermediate bookkeeping skills, including use of MYOB or similar accounting program. Find out more at www.thepush.com.au or email employment@thepush.com.au. Applications close 5pm Friday May 6.

Local champions Camp Cope have just announced a free, all-ages show as part of their self-titled, debut album tour! It’s at Polyester Records, Brunswick Street, on May 27 at 6pm. The album is out on Poison City Records and has been described as a cathartic release of personal angst set to thumping bass lines and chiming guitars. www.facebook.com/campcopemusic

Looking for a chance to show off your sick DJ skills? Boombox events are 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 www.bayside.formstack.com/forms/freeza_dj_comp.

SYN 1700 diversity has a great range of grant-funded programs to help young people from different backgrounds access radio training for free. These include media mentoring for young ethnically diverse woman, training for differently abled young people and broadcasting opportunities for young people to talk about their faith. The greater the diversity of voices on the airwaves, the more relevant the station is so don’t hesitate to sign up if it sounds like you’re kind of thing. More information is available at www.syn.org.au/diversity.

Triple R 102.7fm currently has a great job opportunity for any radio-lovers out there with a detailed knowledge of local and international music. They are seeking a Music Interviews Co-ordinator who will work closely with the Music Director to organise, program, promote and produce interviews for music shows across the station. It’s a part-time job with a twelve month contract that is planned to start on August 1. Applications close at 10am on Monday May 9 with more details available at www.rrr.org.au.

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday April 29

Fasttrack Talent Show: Grand Final Event w/ TBC after Heats, Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang, 6.00pm – 11.00pm, $15, www.baselinewhittlesea.com, AA

Saturday April 2

Koroit Irish Festival Youth Stage w/ Gabby Steel, Nancy Schipper, Cooper Lower, Commercial Road, Koriot, 11.00am – 4.00pm, Free, www.koroitirishfestival.com.au, AA

Pay It Forward w/ Jay Reichelt, Reminiscence, Eddy Irvine, Arcade Road, LuVibe Mornington Park Primary School, 11.00am – 2.30pm, Free, www.facebook.com/ImpaktFreeza, AA