Beat Column, April 20

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday April 20, 2016
With Grace Kindellan

The Push Inc.’s first ever SQUAD camp went off! The participants were Bridgette Le (Leisure Suite,) Cheyenne Harper, Demi Louise, Eilish Gilligan (Frida,) Francesca Gonzales (Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird,) Gabriella Cohen, Grace Kindellan (Wet Lips,) Holly Joyce (Oscar Galt and the Eventual Somethings) Tali Harding-Hone and Tori Zietsch (Seavera). Over the weekend the team learnt about dealing with the media with Jenny Valentish, labels and PR with Lorrae McKenna from Remote Control, how to take control of your music with Jo Syme (Big Scary) and Jelena Goluza (Outright), music law with Jen Tutty from Studio Legal, support services like Music Victoria and LISTEN Records with Chloe Turner and how to write killer songs with Ainslie Wills. It was an absolute legend convention and there’s heaps more lined up as part of the program, including industry mentors, masterclasses and Face the Music 2016. Check out for more information.

This is the last time you can see pop-art visuals with a soundtrack of sweet pop music at the NGV on Saturday night. To round out the series one of our most respected and well-loved song-writers, Robert Foster (The Go-Betweens) will play songs of his most recent album Songs to Play. Plus, Oscar Key Sung is DJing bangers all night. Tickets include entry to the Andy Warhol | Ai Wei Wei exhibition and access to exclusive talks, food and bars from 6pm to 10pm this Saturday, April 23. For more information, head to

Are you a young muso looking for a record deal? Decibels Records wants to give you one! They’re looking for two local artists in the City of Darebin area aged 12-25 to work with throughout 2016. You’ll get the opportunity to work with industry professionals and the youth led committee to record a 4 track EP, shoot a music video, and host a launch party. All you gotta do is apply at

Impakt FReeZA are looking for some young, local muso’s to play at Pay It Forward in the Mornington Park community on Saturday 30th April. Specifically they’re looking for people who play acoustic music that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and interests. In the true spirit of paying it forward you will get all the feels from doing something nice for people and it’s a great chance to perform live and share your talents with a supportive audience on the Peninsula! Check out for more details.

Looking for a chance to show off your sick DJ skills? Boombox events are hosting a DJ competition open to soloists and duos between the ages of 12 and 25 who live in the City of Bayside area. Applications close on April 29 with a pre-competition meeting on May 12 and a potential competition date on May 20. For more details and to apply visit

Magic Johnston Cultural Complex is accepting applications for their Hall Pass Scholarship which gives you access to a rent-free studio space for three months! It’s open to most kinds of creatives including writers, artists and composers, with guidance and support from the team to help realise your project. Head to and be quick! Applications close this Friday April 22.

All Ages Gig Guide

Wednesday April 20

School Tour w/ Selling Time, Deadfall, 165 – 179 Main Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek, 12.30pm – 1.10pm, Free,, U18

Friday April 22

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands w/ Ricky Newwy, Jacob Gange, The Cameron Tilley Experience, Overwound, Loose Bricks, Le Genie Du Mal, Mildura Senior College Gym, 7.00pm – 11.00pm, $5,, AA

Saturday April 23

Best Trick Jam w/ DJ Bando, skate participants, Cowes Skate Park, 10 – 14 Church Street, Cowes, Enter via Park Street, 11.30am – 1.30pm, Free, &, AA