Beat Column, June 22

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday June 15, 2016
With Sammy Strawbags

Welcome to The Push’s weekly all-ages column! Last week was brought to you by resident columnist Grace Kindellan, but sadly it was also her last. Here at the Push we’d like to say a huge thanks to Grace for her awesome contribution to our team – we’re sure going to miss her! On that note, we’re looking for someone to fill Grace’s shoes for an ongoing voluntary placement as The Push’s Gig Guide Coordinator. If you think you could do a smashing job of writing this column, research opportunities for our website and help out with heaps of other cool events and programs run by The Push, then hit us up! For more information about the position and how to apply, check out Applications close 5pm, Wednesday June 15 though, so you’d better step on it!

We’ve announced a series of workshops in Bendigo, Brunswick and Camperdown as part of 2k16 Push Freeza Summits. Over three days, The Push will be teaming up with a bunch of industry professionals to deliver tailored sessions, providing advice and information for young people who may be interested in pursuing a career within the music, events or wider arts industries. Learning stuff like how to not take bad photos, write the perfect resume and social media skillz to pay the billz are just a few examples of the kinds of sessions you can participate in. To find out more information and to register for the 2k16 Push Freeza Summits, check out

There are still a couple of days left to apply for our BIGSOUND scholarship in partnership with QMusic and Stage and Screen! The scholarship provides one person aged 18-25 with the opportunity to attend the BIGSOUND music conference in Brisbane from 7-9 September 2016. BIGSOUND delivers a world class program of panels and showcases, serving as the one of the most important events in the Australian music calendar. Along with travel and accommodation, the scholarship includes a delegate pass to attend BIGSOUND valued at $650, which can really help kick off a career in the music industry. Applications close on Friday 17 June. To apply, go to

Our monthly all-ages event New Slang has been going off and we’re stoked to announce the next instalment featuring Tyne-James Organ, Sandy Hsu, Claudia Marmilic and Liam Mackay. This one is rolling around on Friday 1 July, but you can bet your bottom dollar that we’ll be back on the first Friday of every month! You might as well pop them all into your calendar now, because for a mere ten clams, you don’t want to miss out. Check out for more info.

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday June 17

Rainbow Freeza w/ DJ Snake at Rainbow Town Hall, Federal St, Rainbow, 7.00pm-10.30pm, $5, U18

Saturday June 18

Avenue Records Launch w/ Storm the Sky, Trophy Eyes, Luca Brasi, Cyanide Teeth, and more, Ukrainian Hall, Russel Street, Essendon, doors from 12.30pm, $15 + bf,, AA.