Beat Column, Wednesday May 20, 2015

With Jess Zanoni

Thank god that summer exists at other parts of the world right now so that we’re still getting super summery tunes during the beginning of this dreary time. Did you hear Mac DeMarco’s new song The Way You’d Love Her from his upcoming mini-LP Another One? Perfect reminder that not all is cold and grey.

Tomorrow is the opening night of the St Kilda Film Festival. More than 3000 guests will appear at the gorgeous Palais Theatre to launch the Festival and sample some of the best works on offer in the 2015 program. Visit for details on how to purchase tickets, don’t miss out!

Dates have been announced for Push FReeZA Summits! These FREE training sessions are a terrific opportunity for anyone to improve their knowledge of event management issues as well as participate in some hands-on workshops, network and hear firsthand from music industry experts. They’ll be happening in Traralgon on June 30, Ballarat on July 7 and Fitzroy on July 9. Register online at Full program will be released soon.

17 year old electronic producer Japanese Wallpaper has recently announced that his debut EP will hit the public’s ears on June 18. To celebrate the release, he’s venturing out on a headline tour. He has sweetly encompassed a few under 18 matinees in the tour, playing at Northcote Social Club with Edward Francis on July 12. Tickets are already selling fast so get on to snatch them up!

Ministry of Plenty are an experimental pop/psychedelic four piece from the Eastern Suburbs and by the end of May their first EP Assertions will drop. They have a massive, gorgeous sound live that will be so exciting to hear in a neat compilation. You can listen to their single What I Gave You on Bandcamp as well as a few other tracks on Soundcloud.

For all your filmmakers and animators, Screen It competition is your chance to create something amazing and win some great prizes. Every year, hundreds of students across the nation enter Screen It – ACMI’s epic moving image competition for Primary and Secondary school students. This year’s theme is Change. The entry categories for secondary school students are Animated Film, Live Action Film and Videogame. Jump on to for details on how to enter and further information.

All Ages Gig Guide

Friday 22 May

Neon Dreams w/ Adrian Gatto, Ben Nicholas, Mitch Brasher, EV’s Youth Centre, 212 Mt Dandenong Rd, 6.30-11pm, $12,, U18

Teens on the Green, w/ Ben Cross, Warrnambool Civic Green, 5-9pm, $5,, U18

Revolution w/ Bellarine Secondary College VET Music Students, The Pavillion, Princess Park Queenscliff, 2-6.30pm, Free,, AA

Saturday 23 May

San Cisco w/ Crooked Colours and Methyl Ethel, The Hi Fi, 125 Swanston St, Melbourne, 12pm, $40.50,, U18

Jackson McClurg w/ Lachie Ryan, Wrangler Studios, 8C Whitely Parade, West Footscray, 1pm, $18.40,, AA