Beat Column, March 30

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday March 30, 2016
With Grace Kindellan

Here at The Push, we are thrilled to announce Walk This Way; a free five week journey into Melbourne’s urban music, arts & culinary culture. It’s a brand new program that introduces international students and newcomers to our city’s creative centre with a series of free hip-hop workshops, cultural tours and dinners. Over five weeks, participants will be mentored by professional artists in the hip hop forms of MCing, DJing, Breakdancing and Street Art and they’ll get to explore some of our cultural institutions, like ACMI and the Arts Centre. Plus, Each week of the program finishes with a delicious dinner from one of the many different cuisines that flourish in Melbourne. Walk This Way is on from Thursday 28 April to Thursday 19 May, concluding with a celebratory jam at Section 8 on Saturday 28 May. Check it out here

Need more YouTube videos in your life? The Push have teamed up with youth radio station SYN 1700 to bring you new episodes of international viral music show BalconyTV, featuring artists from right here in Melbourne. There are more than fifty cities in the world with their own BalconyTV channel and we are stoked to be one of them. Our first episode is up and it’s a corker, with Alex Lahey playing her latest indie-pop-banger You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me. Have a look at

Tonight is the last time you can check out live music across three stages at the Queen Victoria Night Market from 5pm till 10pm. You can catch the mesmerising folk duo Charm of Finches, alt-rockers Raised by Eagles, community world orchestra Footscray Gypsies and experience guitarist Sergio Ercole. More details are available at

Check out the pop-art visuals with a soundtrack of sweet pop music at Friday Nights at NGV. This week, catch electro-goddess Ngaiire perform one of her unique, eclectic and fearless shows, filled with spine-tingling vocal deliveries and outrageous costumes. 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 1. For more information, head to

The Moonee Valley FReeZA Outdoor Cinema Summer Series brings great movies to lovely local parks and galleries for you to enjoy for free after dark. It is going out with a bang this Friday April 1 with a screening of the sci-fi/action flick Guardians of the Galaxy at the Rosehill skate part. You’re welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks, plus there will be a food truck and popcorn too. Check out for more details.

If you’re a young person living in the Banyule council, you might wanna check out Jets. It’s a multifunctional creative arts youth facility, delivering a range of programs and activities for young people in the area. They run heaps of events, including the Banyule Youth Festival and they can provide access to a big range of professional music and multimedia equipment. For more information head to

All Ages Gig Guide

Wednesday March 30

Queen Victoria Night Market w/ Charm of Finches, Raised by Eagles, Footscray Gypsies, Sergio Ercole, Queen Victoria Market, 5.00pm – 10.00pm, Free,, AA,

Friday April 1

Rainbow Run w/ Cooper Lower, Jacob Pugh, Dj Rockzo, Emu Creek Pony Club, Terang, 3.00pm – 8.00pm, $10,, AA

Outdoor Cinema Summer Series w/ Gardians of the Galaxy Screening, Rosehill Skate Park, Corner Rachelle Road and Rosehill Road, Keilor East, 6.00 – 10.30pm,, AA

Friday Nights at NGV w/ Ngaiire, NGV International, 6.00pm – 10.00pm, Booking required, presale $24 member / $30 Adult / $12 Child,, AA