Beat Column, Wednesday August 26, 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

The first announcement for speakers at Face The Music 2015 has been released today! And it already looks good! Taking over the Arts Centre Melbourne on November 13 and 14 this year, Face The Music will feature American musician, producer, songwriter and DJ best known as a member of bands Le Tigre and MEN, JD Samson; Manchester based music activist Ruth Daniel; Nick O’Byrne owner and director of Look Out Kid; Frank Cotela of ONELOVE; along with Anna Laverty, Andrei Eremin, Alex Zaccaria, Ben Preece, Brodie Lancaster, Dan Rosen, Katie Rynne, Marc Sousley, Nic Warnock, Patrick Donovan, Paul Sloan, Sara Hood, Sarah Hamilton, and Travis Banko. To read the announcement in full, go to or check it out on facebook at /facethemusicaus. General tickets have also gone on sale today.

Top Dog Entertainment are looking for a DJ who has some experience in playing in Melbourne pubs and clubs to play in between a band for one of their regular Saturday night residencies on Chapel St. Mostly popular dance music, top 40 and RnB is played. You will need your own console to plug into venue’s sound system. They need someone who can commit to every other Saturday between September and December and possibly longer. Email for more info or go to Applications close on Monday.

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 bar staff close September 18. Go to

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday August 28

This Is How We Glow, Beaconsfield Community Centre, 8 ONeil Road, Beaconsfield, 7pm-10pm, $5,, AA

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Maroondah Heat w/ Stuck Out, Lazy A & Zito, Atlas Mary, Harry Andrews, INH and Eris, EV’s Youth Centre, 212 Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon, 6:30pm-11pm, $12,, AA

Edge Youth Cat versus Curiosity FReeZA w/ Selaphonic, Music and Film inspired training, 106/112 Settlement Rd, Cowes, 7pm-9pm, Free,, AA

Laser Tag and Disco w/ DJ Haydos, ‘Down by the River’ at Apex Park, Wangaratta, 5pm-8pm, Free, contact Laura McKenna on 5722 0819, AA

Sunday August 30

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Ballarat Final w/ Eyes Wide Open plus competing artists, Karova Lounge, 3pm-6pm, $10 or $15 for all 3 Heats,, AA

Tuesday September 1

Hey I’m Romeo – Performing Arts Production: School Performances, Echuca Paramount Cinema and Performing Arts Comples, High St, Echuca, 9am-4pm, $10 adult, $5 student/child, $25 family, contact Rhonda Marshall on 5482 2517, AA