Beat Column, May 18

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday May 18, 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.

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.

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 experimental music or contemporary art, head to for more details.

To celebrate the 50th birthday of iconic children’s television show Play Schooltriple j Unearthed are offering you the chance to remix the Playschool theme song, ‘There’s a Bear in There’. Applications close May 29 so get around it and give Big Ted and Jemima some hectic beats to get down to on a weekday morning. Head to for all the info.

Keen on a crafternoon? SIGNAL is hosting a book-making workshop that invites you to look into your memories, personal stories and passions to create a visual story. Artist Kyoko Imazu will take you on a journey embedded in Japanese folk tales to create your own symbols and develop an artist’s book using traditional paper-cut and bookbinding methods. The workshops are happening on three Saturdays in a row on May 21, May 28 and June 4 from 11am to 4pm. For more information visit
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