Beat Column, Wednesday June 24 , 2015

With Jess Zanoni

We hope you’ve been having fun supporting your buddies or playing with your own band at your local FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands! The heats are still in full swing and we send all our luck and good wishes if you’re a competitor!

If you’re interested in a career in the music or event industry, check out our free training summits which kick off early next week. The first Push FReeZA Summit is happening on Tuesday June 30 in Traralgon and there will be a range of music industry professionals taking sessions throughout the day. The summits will then hit Ballarat on July 7 and Fitzroy on July 9. Speakers include Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band), Ash Sambrooks (Higher Plains), Steve Nichols (Spinning Half), Josie Smart (SYN Media), Phil Pandongan (Yung Philly, The Push) and DJ Rellik talking across a variety of topics. The summits are free and open for anyone to attend, all you have to do is register by THIS FRIDAY at

If you’re a fan of the classics, or just a fan of Slowdive, Pitchfork has released a fifty minute documentary on the band and their 1993 magnum opus Souvlaki. The film follows the band as they come up in the flourishing Thames Valley shoegaze scene and chronicles the making of the album. It features interviews with all of the band members as well as Creation Records’ Alan McGee, producer Chris Hufford, and engineer Ed Buller. Jump on to to have a watch.

The David Bowie exhibition has finally launched at ACMI for a four month installation! Featuring over 50 legendary costumes, original stage set designs, handwritten lyric sheets, album artwork, rare film, video and photographs and interviews, the exhibition showcases Bowie’s impact as a performer and screen star. A full fare ticket is $25 while concessions are $19 and $15 for children aged under 15. Visit to grab some tickets and see this gorgeous, rare exhibition.

If you’re looking for something to cheer you up, Mac DeMarco shared a voiceover ‘travel video’ on Twitter the other day featuring him in Israel in the Dead Sea caked in black mud. Look up ‘too dry dudes’ on Youtube. Trust me, guys.

Kurt Vile has announced a new album called B’lieve I’m Goin Down and we don’t know when it’s going to be released, apparently some time in our spring, but we’re darn excited.
If you get on Youtube you can also watch a one minute video featuring behind-the-scenes footage from recording sessions for the new LP.

Remember that if you have been to any ace gigs or listened to some music you think is something special, write a review and send it to us here at The Push. Email your best work to

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday 26 June

UnMute, EV’s Youth Centre, 212 Mt Dandenong Rd, 7pm – 11pm, $5,, AA

Jam Sesh w/ Open to any young musicians, Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud, 6pm – 8pm, Free,, AA

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Darebin Heat w/ local performers, Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street, Northcote,, AA

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Dandenong Heat w/ local performers, The Castle, Dandenong,, AA

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Stonnington Heat w/ local performers, The Space Dance and Arts Centre, 318 Chapel St, Prahran,, AA

Saturday 27 June

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Banyule Heat w/ Local Performers, Macleod YMCA, 157 Wungan St, Macleod, 5pm – 9pm, $10,, AA

Freeza Push Start Battle of the Bands – Frankston Heat 2 w/ local performers, Mechanics Hall, Frankston, 6pm, $10,, AA

Monday 29 June

Bribry w/ Dodie Clark, Wrangler Studio, 8C Whitely Parade, West Footscray, 6pm, $23.50,, AA