Beat Column, Wednesday August 19, 2015

With Ruth Mihelcic

We’re looking for someone to write this column! Here at The Push office in Brunswick we’re looking for a new volunteer Gig Guide Coordinator to come in one day per week and compile the gig guide, update our website and write this very column in Beat that you’re reading NOW. If you’re aged 16-25 years and have a passion for writing, all ages events, a sharp eye for details and getting published, then jump onto www.thepush.com.au, check out the PD and apply by August 24.

The Push is also looking for three young people aged 18-25 years to join the YAC committee. The YAC comprises young people from a diverse range of musical interests and backgrounds, with experience in music or event activities like festivals, music events, and FReeZA committees. It involves monthly meetings at our Brunswick office, free food, running a few projects (like BIGSOUND scholarships, Face The Music) and having a say in what The Push does. The application form is on our site, send it to push@thepoush.com.au by August 24.

Songwriter’s listen up – applications are open for the innovative and FREE songwriting mentoring program Push Songs, which kicks off again in September. Successful applicants will take part in 3, one on one songwriting workshops with Kevin Mitchell, Gossling, Monique Brumby and Ben Salter alongside program co-ordinator Charles Jenkins. Plus you’ll be invited to join the Tuesday Night Song Club to meet and share ideas and live performance opportunities with fellow song writers. This Brunswick-based program is open to anyone of any age from all around Victoria, and workshops will be held in the afternoon/evening to make it more accessible for students and workers. Applications close today! Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSR3-2015

Port Phillip’s Youth Services are looking for young people aged 12-25 to join its new FReeZA committee. You’ll get hands-on experience in planning and running free music and cultural events for other young people that are drug, alcohol and smoke-free. If you live in the City of Port Phillip, love music or would like to learn more about managing events or the music industry, then contact Jill Wilson, Youth Leadership and Participation Officer on 0403 854 677 or email jfwilson@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

Applications are now open to work at Falls Festival 2015. They’re looking for people (18+) to join the team as paid staff and volunteers. You must be available from December 27 – January 1, and be available to work a minimum of 15-20 hours over the duration of the festival (which may include morning, afternoon, evening or night shift). Perks include access to the arena and entertainment, free camping, free car parking, access to volunteer and staff facilities, meals when working, attend staff and volunteer celebration on January 1, work experience and a certificate of appreciation. There’s a bunch of roles available from ticketing, gates, green team, info booths, tokens, vehicle inspections, and pre-event site crew. Applications for staff and volunteers close August 21; applications for bar staff close September 18. Go to www.lorne.fallsfestival.com.au/event-info/work-at-falls

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday August 21

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Warrnambool heat, Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, contact Ken Radley on 5559 4867, AA

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Mornington Peninsula heat w/ competing bands, Peninsula Community Theatre, Cnr Wilsons Rd and Nepean Highway, 6pm-11pm, $10, www.facebook.com/impaktfreeza, AA

Glow Block Party w/ Mona Gene, Ortal Israel, DJ Sensation, Functions on Chapel, 255A Chapel St, Prahran, 7pm-10.30pm, $10 presale or $15 door, www.glowfestival.com.au/2015-program/glowblockparty, AA

Sunday August 23

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Ballarat Heat 2 w/ Falling Infinant, Jesse Barlow, Winfield, Pizza Crusaders, Manipulator, Karova Lounge, 3pm-6pm, $10 or $15 for all 3 Heats, www.youthservicesballarat.com.au, AA