Beat Column, April 6

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday April 6, 2016
With Grace Kindellan

Get excited about the The Push Monthly Playlist! Heaps of incredible music gets played in our office constantly and we wanted a way to share some of our favourite tunes with you.  Subscribe on Spotify here: and get hot new tracks on the first of every month. This month’s playlist includes old and new stuff from The Goon Sax, The Murlocs, Simona Castricum, Eilish Gilligan, Gretta Ray, NO ZU, Gabriella Cohen, Tiny Little Houses, Alex Lahey, Weval and heaps more, all chosen by our staff. Enjoy!

Here at The Push, we are thrilled to announce Walk This Way; a free five week journey into Melbourne’s urban music, arts & culinary culture. It’s a brand new program that introduces international students and newcomers to our city’s creative centre with a series of free hip-hop workshops, cultural tours and dinners. Walk This Way is on from Thursday 28 April to Thursday 19 May, concluding with a celebratory jam at Section 8 on Saturday 28 May. Check it out here

National Youth Week starts this Friday! As you might have guessed, it’s a week-long celebration of young people aged 12-25 and it involves a heap of great events. It’s also about expressing your thoughts on issues that affect your lives and recognizing the important contributions you make in society. Check out the list of events below or head to There’s bound to be something happening in your area so get out there and let’s have a bunch of fun because we’re great.

Check out the pop-art visuals with a soundtrack of sweet pop music at Friday Nights at NGV. This week, catch Brisbane band Blank Realm playing their elating, fist-pumping set full of turbo-charged synths, chiming guitars and ecstatic vocals. Tickets include entry to the Andy Warhol | Ai Wei Wei exhibition and access to exclusive talks, food and bars from 6pm to 10pm this Friday, April 8. For more information, head to

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday April 8

SoundOut16 w/ Woodlock, Vee & Josh, The Northern Folk, Riot Kingdom, Birallee Park, Marshall St Wodonga, 4.00pm – 8.00pm, Free,, AA

VoiceFest 2K16 w/ Horrible People, Tina Bartle, Folkie and The Punk, ARAK, Xminus, Khai Shin Lee, Neill Street Reserve, 11.00am – 6.00pm, Free,, AA

Sole Movement, w/ Westide Pasifika, Young Masters, Eazy – COrina/ FRancos, Culture Queens, The Movement, Montanasa Studios, 74 Sydney Road, Albion, 12.00pm – 4.00pm, Free, AA

Fasttrack Talent Show: Heat, w/ TBC, Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Blvd, South Morang, 11.00am – 5.00pm, $12,

$3 Unlimited Slide Night w/ DJ, photo booth, unlimited slides, Watermarc, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough, 6.00pm – 9.00pm, $3 for 12-17 year olds & normal prices for other ages,, AA

Saturday April 9

SEL Skate and BMX competition, w/ TBA, PB Ronald Reserve, Pakenham, 12.00pm – 4.00pm, Free,, AA

Celebrating You(th) w/ live music, skate demos, art activities, baseball clinics, chill out tent, food vans, Portland Skate Park, 1.00pm – 7.00pm, Free,, AA

Rebel Elders Film Launch w/ LIVE Q & A with young musicians, elders and film makers after screening and awards ceremony, Ballarat Mechanics Institute, Sturt Street, Ballarat, 3.30pm – 6.00pm, Free,, AA

TROJAN w/ In Return, Against Out Pride, Ebonivory, Winfield, Karova Lounge, Field street, Ballarat, 3.00pm – 6.00pm, $5,, AA

Sunday April 10

ACTIVE EVOLUTION w/ Nicole Hose, Jared Tilton, DJs, Seven Creeks Park, Kirkland, Avenue, Euroa, 9.00am – 2.00pm, Free, AA

Breaking jam and rap showcase/YMCA SEL Skate Competition w/ Mass mayhem showcase, Local rappers incl Da Hypnotist, Breakdancing 1 v 1 battle with host Dj Tofu (Kings Only), Feva Pres, Ross Reserve, Memorial Drive, Noble Park, 12.30pm – 4.00pm, Free,  /, AA