Beat Column, May 4

The Push Beat All Ages Column
Wednesday May 4, 2016
With Grace Kindellan

The first ever New Slang gig is this Friday! In case you haven’t heard, it’s our new monthly all ages event to be held at The Channel at the Arts Centre on the first Friday of every month from 6pm to 9pm. If that isn’t exciting enough, we have a killer line-up to kick things off! Noise-pop-folk band Tiny Little Houses are stopping in for the only all-ages show of their Milo Tin tour and Alex Lahey is playing fresh from her new single You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me which is absolutely going off on radio around Australia. Plus there will be support from inner-south high school band Moss and DJ Elldaychubbygal. It’s gonna go off so get down early! Check out for more details.

In other news, we’re looking for someone to work full time as part of our awesome team here at The Push! We are seeking someone to provide day-to-day office administration, bookkeeping and project administrative support at our office in Brunswick. The ideal candidate would have experience in office management and intermediate bookkeeping skills, including use of MYOB or similar accounting program. Find out more at or email Applications close 5pm Friday May 6.

We have an absolutely stellar giveaway for any fans of The Drones! They’re playing an under 18 show at The Tote in the afternoon on Saturday May 28 as part of their Feelin’ Kinda Free album tour and we have a huge prize pack to give someone who wants to go. It includes a SIGNED vinyl copy of Feelin’ Kinda Free, a T-shirt, tickets to the show for you and three mates and a MEET AND GREET WITH THE BAND! How cool is that! All you have to do is like the pinned post about it on our Facebook page and tag a mate in the comments. It’s only open to under-18s and the competition ends on May 21.

There’s another great all-ages show that weekend with local champions Camp Cope playing for free at Polyester Records on May 27!  It’s part of their self-titled, debut album tour and it kicks off at 6pm. The album is out on Poison City Records and has been described as a cathartic release of personal angst set to thumping bass lines and chiming guitars.

Into more experimental music? SIGNAL is running a performance and workshop with Sisters Akousmatica; a city-scale radio acousmonium that focuses on the concept of ‘akousma’ – sound removed from its source. Using radio broadcast technology, sounds will be distributed to multiple listening spaces across the city on Sunday May 8, creating a sonic web of live performances.Through a workshop series at Signal on Saturday and Sunday May 15 & 16 you can explore this idea further with the head Sisters Akousmatica, Pip Stafford and Julia Drouhin and be guided through creating DIY electromagnetic sound devices and the art of occult listening. For more details head to

SYN 1700 diversity has a great range of grant-funded programs to help young people from different backgrounds access radio training for free. These include media mentoring for young ethnically diverse woman, training for differently abled young people and broadcasting opportunities for young people to talk about their faith. The greater the diversity of voices on the airwaves, the more relevant the station is so don’t hesitate to sign up if it sounds like you’re kind of thing. More information is available here

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday May 6

New Slang w/ Tiny Little Houses, Alex Lahey, Moss, DJ Elldaychubbygal, The Channel at the Arts Centre, St Kilda Road, 6pm – 9pm, $10,