Beat Column, October 28, 2015

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday October 28, 2015
With Grace Kindellan

Face The Music 2015 is creeping closer and closer with the line-up looking better and better! The latest addition to the bill is a discussion of the influence that national airplay has for emerging artists in celebration of Triple J’s 40th anniversary. After the discussion, Face the Music delegates will have the chance to sit down one-on-one to pitch their music and pick the brains of one of the station’s key decision makers at the triple J listening lounge. If this sounds like a golden opportunity to you then hit up and apply by October 28 to secure one of 20 places.

An integral member of electronic-feminist-punk band Le Tigre and one of the world’s most visible, outspoken and inspiring gender queer performer/activists, JD Samson will deliver one hell of a keynote address about the discuss the tensions between creating experimental punk music and the realities of running a band as a “business.”

If you’re keen to get along to Face The Music but finding the cash for a ticket and making your way to The Arts Centre is a bit tricky, then we’ve got the opportunity for you! There are still some FReeZA scholarships available to young people who have participated in the FReeZA Program and are committed to developing a career in the music and entertainment sectors. If you’re under 25 and have been involved with FReeZA in any way then check out and apply by October 30. Regional recipients will have their V-line travel reimbursed so get in quick!

With over than 100 events in more than 10 venues The Darebin Music Feast is the place to be this weekend! Dedicated to showcasing the diverse and talented music community, the festival features local unsigned bands alongside Melbourne’s premier touring artists. On Friday night Pique and Hills Hoist will launch their new releases recorded as part of Darebin City Council’s youth-run Decibel Records at the Northcote Town Hall. Both bands participated in Decibel Records’ year long program that provides opportunities for artists to gain practical experience in running an independent record label so come on down to celebrate their new music!

Dreamy folk three-piece Woodlock are also playing an arvo show at the Northcote Social Club on November 1 as part of their Sirens EP tour so check out for tickets and more details.

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All Ages Gig Guide

Friday October 30

METAL NIGHT w/ Ocean Grove, Entitlements, Kick Gnome, Silver City, Brophy Family and Youth Services, 210 Timor St, Warrnambool, 6pm-10.30pm, $5 presale, $10 door price, AA

Crockett Cottage Rock Out w/ Liam Wilson, Piries Fall, Dave Stevens & the Badlands, High Street, Mansfield, 5.30pm-8pm, Free,, AA

Walkfest 2015 w/ Lyndale Secondary College, Emerson School, Hart Drumming, Noble Park Secondary College VCAL students, LIONS Club,  Dandenong High School VCAL students, Hemmings Park, Princes Hwy, Dandenong, 11am-2pm, Free, AA

Saturday October 31

Halloween Hardcore w/ Void of Vision, Earth Caller, The City at Night, Along Shorelines, Finders, BLKLST, Tyabb Hall, Frankston Flinders Rd, Tyabb, 6pm–11pm, $10,, AA

The Set List, w/ I Know Leopard, Portland Arts Centre, 6.30pm-9pm, $10,, AA

Phruntsdye Skate Park Jam w/ James Gillard & Daniel Hunt, Pro BMXer, Renton Millar, Mansfield Skate Park, Highett Street, Mansfield, 12.30pm-3.30pm, $5,, AA

Halloween Party 2k15 w/ Ur Boy Bangs, Phatquad Tasty Rooster, Stone Valley, DJ’s Kore-G, Olly D, Yung Fool & Ellday Chubbygal, Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High Street, Northcote, 6pm-11pm, Free,, AA

Sunday November 1

Woodlock Sirens Tour w/ Woodlock, The Black Harrys, Tommy Castles, Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote, 2pm-5pm, $10,, U18