Beat Column, Wednesday April 29, 2015

With Jess Zanoni

As April draws to a close, there isn’t much happening in terms of gigs but hey, Groovin’ The Moo in Bendigo kicks off this Saturday so we hope all you lucky ticket holders are getting psyched for the weekend.

Gasworks Arts Park is currently offering a number of Internships that provide valuable experience for those interested in events management, festivals and managing a venue. They are interested in young people from 16-30 years of age. They’ll be having a number of exciting shows as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival during September and October. There are 3 intern positions available. Seems like a pretty neat way to get your foot in the door and gain some experience. Get your applications together by June 30 at

BIGSOUND is Australia’s premier music industry conference and artist showcase. It has been the breeding ground for some of the biggest Australian acts of the last decade, featuring the likes of Courtney Barnett, Flume, Seth Sentry, DZ Deathrays, The Temper Trap, Jungle Giants, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Megan Washington in the past. The event will take over Fortitude Valley in Brisbane from September 9-11 and will include discussions, industry seminars and two nights of 140 bands across 14 of the best indoor and outdoor live music spaces. Applications are now open for artists and close May 15. You or your band could be scouted by to be the next big thing. For more info go to

If you’re a writer or visual artist and you’ve got something to say about the theme ‘Echo’, Voiceworks want to hear from you! Voiceworks is a national, quarterly magazine that features exciting new writing by Australian young writers. Submissions are now open for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visuals. The writers submission deadline is Sunday the 3rd of May and the Visual Art Deadline is Sunday the 5th of June. You can find guides on pitching non-fiction, comics and poetry on the Voiceworks website, as well as all submission details here

Some music to listen to this week; Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released another track from their upcoming record. It’s called ‘I Can’t Keep Checking My Phone.’ It’s as dancey as anything and we suggest you chuck it on at the next house party you go to, or even just when you’re walking to your bus stop. Also, Static Animal are two young dudes from the Western Suburbs and they released a dreamy, low-fi EP at the end of last year and it deserves some loving. Search ‘em on Bandcamp and give them some of your time.

All Ages Gig Guide

Wednesday April 29

The Script, w Tinie Tempah @ Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Boulevard, 7:30pm, $86.35,, AA

Tuesday May 5

Paloma Faith, @ Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade St. Kilda, 7pm, $101.80,, AA