Beat Column, Wednesday June 10, 2015

With Jess Zanoni

As you can see by looking at the gig guide for this week, the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands is really taking off. If you’re not taking part in all this fun then what are you doing mate? Jump on to to suss out what’s near you and what you can get involved with.

Hey so Splendour In The Grass is next month (I know, time goes really fast) and Paypal are currently being huge superstars by everyday for 20 days, giving one person free tickets to the festival. It’s a fun process too, they’ll ask a question like “Tell us your favourite festival moment” and all you need to do is give a really good response on Facebook with the hash tag #20DaysOfSplendour and you’re in the running to score some tickets!  It’s only happening for 10 more days so like them on Facebook here and comment every day to win!

So you have two more days to apply for for the chance to attend BIGSOUND From September 11-13 2015. The Push, in conjunction with the Travel Beyond Group have pioneered The Push Professional Development Scholarship which will assist and support one young person aged 18-25 years from Victoria to attend the BIGSOUND Music Conference in Brisbane. This Scholarship will provide the winner with a BIGSOUND delegate pass, allowing the participant to attend all conference sessions including all live showcases, valued at $350. Thanks also to the Travel Beyond Group, the successful applicant will receive up to $550 towards accommodation and transportation. Sounds pretty neat so don’t waste any time. Head to for more info.

Ever wanted to volunteer at Oz Comic-Con? Well it looks like you can when it hits Melbourne on June 27-28. Positions include front of house staff, merchandise, photo collections, info desk, crowd control, family room (Working with Children Check required), stage operations, gaming area, and more. Some ace incentives include lunch provided on all days of the event that you work, complimentary autograph from a selected guest in attendance, and becoming a part of the Oz Comic-Con community. You’ve got to be 16 years old or above to volunteer. For more info go to and click on Melbourne!

Aussie’s favourite skate/garage punk four piece Fidlar are back in a big way, announcing their soon to be released new album “Too.” You can listen and watch their first single ‘40oz. On Repeat’ on Youtube, it’s a witty parody of some of the most iconic video clips from the past decade. The album may be coming out in 2039 but there’s no reason not to get in early and pre-order it by jumping on  now.

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday 12 June

FReeZA Push Start Battle of The Bands – Wyndham Heat, @ Wyndham Youth Resource Centre, 86 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing, 6pm – 11pm, $10,, AA

Fast Track Talent Show Grand Final, w/ Local finalists, @ Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang, 7pm – 10.30pm, $15,, AA

Freeza Push Start Battle of the Bands – Camperdown Heat, w/ local performers, @ Camperdown College, 1 Wilson Street, Camperdown, 5pm, $5,, AA

Freeza Push Start Battle of the Bands – Frankston Heat 1, w/ local performers, @ Mechanics Hall, Frankston, 6pm, $10,, AA

Saturday 13 June

Freeza Push Start Battle of the Bands – Maribyrnong Heat, w/ Local Performers, The Reverence Hotel, 28 Napier Street, Footscray, 1pm – 5pm, $10,, AA