Beat Column, May 11

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday May 11, 2016
With Grace Kindellan

The Push Inc and Arts Centre Melbourne are stoked to present the second instalment of Melbourne’s newest and hottest all-ages night NEW SLANG in June! For round 2, New Slang presents four of the most exciting hip-hop artists in Melbourne, including BaroMosé + The FMLY, FRANÇOIS and DEX. Baro reckons Aussie hip-hop is weak as f**k and is here to fix it while Mosé + The FMLY drop a massive combination of big beats and bass, precise samples, infectious synths and master flows. With support from one of Australia’s rapidly rising recording artists, songwriter & producer Francois, and Dex who’s only 17 and already becoming known as one of the most exciting rappers in Melbourne. Check out for more details.

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We have an absolutely stellar giveaway for any fans of The Drones! They’re playing an under 18 show at The Tote in the afternoon on Saturday May 28 as part of their Feelin’ Kinda Free album tour and we have a huge prize pack to give someone who wants to go. It includes a SIGNED vinyl copy of Feelin’ Kinda Free, a T-shirt, tickets to the show for you and three mates and a MEET AND GREET WITH THE BAND! How cool is that! All you have to do is like the pinned post about it on our Facebook page and tag a mate in the comments. It’s only open to under-18s and the competition ends on May 21.

There’s another great all-ages show that weekend with local champions Camp Cope playing for free at Polyester Records on May 27!  It’s part of their self-titled, debut album tour and it kicks off 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.

Next Wave is the most comprehensive platform in Australia for a new generation of artists taking creative risks. It’s a multi-venue, multi-artform event happening in Melbourne in the next few weeks and there are a lot of all-ages events on the program. If you’re into more experimental music or contemporary art, head to for more details.

All Ages Gig Guide

Wednesday May 18 & Thursday May 19

Muso Magic w/ Two day workshop where 70-90 young people write and record their own unique song and film a video clip. They also perform their song and choreography to a live audience at the end of day 2. Violet Town Community Hall, Cowslip Street, Violet Town, 8.30am – 3.30pm each day, Free,, AA

Friday May 20

Pulse DJ/Dance w/ GABBISH, Jay Jack, B&S, Jack Pyper, DJ CB, Brighton Town Hall, 6.30pm – 10.00pm, $10,, AA

Saturday May 21

South East Skate League w/ TBA, Mt Eliza Skate Park, 11.00am – 5.00pm, Free,, AA