Beat Column, May 25 2016

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday May 25, 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! For round 2, New Slang presents four of the most exciting hip-hop artists in Melbourne, including Baro, Mosé + 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. The event is happening on Friday 3 June at The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne. Check out for more details.

Reckon you could do a good job writing this column? Now’s your chance! We are currently taking applications for the Gig Guide Coordinator internship here at The Push. It’s a one-day a week volunteer role and involves writing this column, researching opportunities for the website and helping out with heaps of other cool events and programs run by The Push. For more information about the position and how to apply, check out  Applications close 5pm, Monday June 6.

The Drones are playing an all-ages show at legendary rock-den The Tote this Saturday May 28! It’s part of their Feelin’ Kinda Free album tour and kicks off nice and early at 2.30pm. The support acts are new garage band White Vans and super sick electro-goth darkwave band Mollusc. For more details visit

Oxygen Youth Centre are celebrating the original people of Australia, the oldest continuous culture in the world with a dance flashmob right in the centre of Coburg! Lead by the incredibly talented Indigenous HIP HOP Projects, it’s open to ANYONE wanting to be involved. The Flash mob is on Friday 27 May 2016 at 2pm with the location yet to be announced. There is a rehearsal/workshop on Thursday the 26th of May, 4.30pm-5.30pm. Harry Atkinson Centre, Coburg Lake Reserve, off Murray Rd in Coburg North (1 minute walk from Oxygen.)

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 for all the info.

All Ages Gig Guide

Wednesday May 25

VCE Film Maker Development Day w/ Vacant, Juction, Oh Canada, Spaghetti, A Boy Named Su, Lazy Boy, St Kilda Town Hall, 99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda, 9.30am – 12.00pm, Free, U18

Friday May 27

Camp Cope album tour, Polyester Records, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, 6pm, Free, AA

Saturday May 28

The Drones w/ White Vans, Mollusc, The Tote, Collingwood, 2.30pm – 5pm, $20 + booking fee, 12-25 year olds, AA