Here at, we're delighted to announce that, starting today, we'll be playing host to a new weekly series of short video featurettes. 'Beat Generation' is an an online guide filled with events, interviews, band profiles, vox pops and whatever else might happen to be going on at the time.

Every week, we'll post a new four minute episode here. To get the ball rolling, you can now watch two episodes, the first of which pays a visit to Middle Abbey St venue The Twisted Pepper, as well as chatting to Cool FM DJ Pete Snodden, while the second takes a look at Belfast based record label Small Town America, home to Fighting With Wire, La Faro and recent Choice Prize nominees And So I Watch You From Afar.

As well as music related goodness like this, future episodes of Beat Generation will bring you latest news about TV, cinema, fashion and loads more. Check it out now.

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