Beat Column, Wednesday June 17, 2015

With Jess Zanoni

Plenty of gigs this week, you have zero reasons not to get out and do something fun.

Melbourne Writers Festival is Melbourne’s annual, two-week celebration for writers, readers and thinkers held each year in August. MWF relies on the generosity of around 200 volunteers to assist with the festival each year. Volunteers fulfill a variety of roles such as administration, customer relations, front-of-house, artist liaison and more.All volunteers receive a Festival t-shirt and a Festival Pass, gaining entry to all MWF events at Fed Square. Sounds groovy as hell, applications for Box Office Volunteers will open mid June, and applications for Venue Support Volunteers will open early July. More info is at

Double J are giving out a double pass to see the new sweet as Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy. It’ll be at Palace Kino, Monday 22 June at 6:30pm. Jump on to to fill out your details to be in the running! Entries close June 18!

The Push’s artist of the month this month is Harts. Harts is a multi-instrumentalist dabbling in a variety of genres such as Funk, Rock, Soul, Blues and pop. The Push talk to Harts about his critically acclaimed debut record that dropped last year called Daydreamer. They also talk about what it was like to work with Prince, his live performance, influences and what the rest of 2015 has in store for him. You can read the interview at and suss Harts out at

Wanna get involved with SYN? They offer young people aged 12-25 the skills and platforms to be creators, not just consumers, of media. The first step is to attend a free one hour Info Session, which is also compulsory if you want to book for a radio training course. The upcoming info session is tomorrow, June 18th. So quick, why are you still reading this column. Visit to RSVP your place.

All Ages Gig Guide

Wednesday 17 June

RAD Love  w/ Yung PHily, L-Fresh the Lion, Chiedza Malunga, Erik Nguyen Ly, MAndi Chim, and Daniel Whithaus, Fitzroy Town Hall Reading Room, 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Free, AA

Thursday 18 June

Williamstown High School’s annual Warchild benefit concert, w/ local performers, 1 Market Street, Newport , 7:30pm-10pm, $12 on trybooking,, AA

Friday June 19

Winter Sounds w/ Alex M, Corey Smith, Jo Jo, Future Not Found, Epping Memorial Hall, 827 High St, Epping,5pm – 10pm, $10, U18

Winter Night Festival w/ AURA, John Northmore, Aaron Duurland,Commercial Rd, Morwell, 4pm – 8pm, Free,, AA

FreeZa Push Start Battle of the Bands – Monash Heat, w/ Local Performers, Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley, 6.15pm – 10.30pm, $10,, AA

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Yarra Ranges Heat 1, w/ Local Performers, Montrose Town Centre, 6:30pm-10:30pm, $10,, AA

FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands – Wodonga Heat, w/ Local Performers, The Cube Wodonga, Hovell St, Wodonga, 5.30pm – 10pm, Presale: $5 just for entry, $15 for meal included. Door: $7 entry only,, AA