wednesday, August 24 at 8 PM, $5, 18+

Late Nights

W/Coastline, Postcodes, Rian KF


Wedneday August 24th Late Nights are hitting the stage at the Bendigo Hotel for a midweek party that will leave you broken and empty. except in a good way, i hope. Bring your skateboards and sweat bands because this is a full bill of straight up pop-punk.

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thursday, August 25 at 8 PM, 18+


W/Poolshop (Bris), Crusch, PANSY

rock / indie

Chores have been hiding away all winter recording their debut album. They're looking forward to a busy summer starting with Weekender Fest in September.

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friday, august 26 at 8 PM, 18+

‎Made in Purple

W/Montane, Malichor

Metal / rock

Made in Purple pay tribute to the vast musical work of Deep Purple...and they do it with great heart and great skill. All eras of Purple are represented so if you're a fan of the band or good classic rock in prepared for a face melting experience.


saturday, august 27 at 5 PM, 18+

Living Death Fest IV: 2016

W/Earth Rot, Zeolite, The Seaford Monster, Bury The Kings

death metal

Living Death Fest is back for a 4th year in a row, as usual it will feature some of Australia's heaviest bands and is sure to be a good time!! Lineup (so far): Earth Rot, Zeolite, The Seaford Monster, Bury The Kings. Get onto those presales asap!! For all media or other enquiries email.

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Sunday, August 28 at 6 PM, 18+

Enter Archadia

W/Shaun Mitchell, Chasing Alice, Sir Miser


Enter Archadia headline a great Sunday evening at the Bendigo (in Collingwood). Make sure to check out some of their music at because this is not one you want to miss!

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thursday, september 1 at 8 PM, 18+


W/The Jives, The Deadpans

alt ROCK

we are hosting three finely tailored bands by the names of MiddleMarch, The Jives and The Deadpans. So bring your gal, guy, no gendered, both gendered or other gendered friend down for a safe zoned, trigger free fun night of music for the whole family.

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Friday, September 2 at 8 PM, 18+

Black Aces - Melbourne Farewell

W/Atomic Riot, Darcee Fox & Keggin


Black Aces are heading to Europe for an extensive tour throughout September, October and November. To celebrate lads are throwing a Melbourne farewell. Joining the lads will be; Atomic Riot, Darcee Fox & Keggin All kicks off at 8pm, 10 bucks on the door! So don't miss out on a ripper night. Come see Black Aces live and catch 'em before they're gone.

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Saturday, September 3 at 7 PM, 18+

Ned Turns 50

W/Murder Rats, Sarge and the nuked, Murderballs, Trauma Boys, And the AKF, Eddie Fury Dj


Hi all, it's my 50th so I'm out to celebrate with a great night at the bendy. We have my friends playing along with the Rats. Sarge and the nuked, Murderballs, Trauma Boys,And the AKF, Eddie Fury Dj. Unfortunately I'll have to put a charge on the door to cover the bands, mixer and door person.

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Sunday, September 4 at 4 PM, 18+

Paul Kidney Experience

W/Encroach + Special Guests


Encroach on your space, encroach on your friends, encroach on your hippy shit , your bong haze and your day time T.V.

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Friday, September 9 at 7:30 PM, 18+



black metal

Official launch for the new Denouncement Pyre album 'Black Sun Unbound', with special guests Ruins, Tasmania's Black Metal force, Eskhaton, a bestial death metal explosion, Hordes of the Black Cross, Melbournes own black thrash assaulters and RuiNation, who perform a punishing mix of dark & threatening power electronics.

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thursday, september 15 at 7:30 PM, 18+



Prog / rock / hardcore

ROLO TOMASSI United Kingdom, Holy Roar Records - UK/EU, Ipecac Recordings - U.S/Japan, Shock Records - Australia/NZ. W/BELLE HAVEN, SUNDR, DISASTERS, NO HAVEN.

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friday, september 16 at 8 PM, 18+

Alex The Kid Speak Up Tour

W/Pitt The Elder, Self Talk and Jo Neugebauer + more to be announced


Alex The Kid are heading off around the country in September to launch their debut album Speak Up! Recently signing with independent punk/hardcore label Pee Records, Speak Up is due out August 19 with preorders available now through the Pee Records website. Joining the gents will be Pitt The Elder, Self Talk and Jo Neugebauer + more to be announced.

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Saturday, September 17 at 8 PM, 18+


W/Deadspace (WA) - EP Launch, Aquilus, Hexreign

Black metal / Post Black / Metal / Rock

After sharing the stage at the much acclaimed Winter Solstice Damnation II event in June, atmospheric post-black metallers Greytomb have joined forces with Western Australia's blackened post-goth rock outfit Deadspace in support of the release of their brand new EP "Gravity", on which the Greytomb vocalist also lended his voice for a track.

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thursday, september 22 at 8 PM, 18+

Animal Hands

W/Mansize Roster and High Finance!


Join us for some end of week shenanigans with Mansize Rooster; the band so good, you'll wish your band didnt exist, just so you could form one after hearing them and High Finance are a blistering hard-rock/garage outfit characterised by fuzzed out, driving guitars, relentless drums & raw vocals, in full force on stage are nothing short of incendiary.

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Saturday, September 24 at 4 PM, 18+



Metal / rock

This event is a fundraiser for the Vainoras family. Terry Vainoras is a staunch contributing member to Australian music and the Metal community. His partner Elle is dealing with a myriad of medical conditions and as such their family could do with a helping hand. In the spirit of community and with unrelenting willingness we're proud to present.

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friday, september 30 at 8 PM, 18+



Death / Black

The Infernal Equinox 2016: Six of Victoria's most brutal underground acts will come together at The Bendi to absolutely obliterate, honouring the purity of true underground music and keeping the flame ablaze!

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monday, october 3 at 8 PM, 18+

ANGEL DU$T - rock the fuck on forever Australian tour

W/Supports TBA


Hailing from the city of Baltimore, these guys don't fuck around when it comes to making rock music. You like the Lemonheads and the Bad Brains at the same time? Of course you do. This is kind of like that, but less heroin involved. ‘Rock The Fuck On Forever’ isn't just the name of their new LP, it's a fucking command.

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thursday, october 6 at 8 PM, 18+

The Aristocrats, Australasian Tour

JELLYBEARD in association with THUMP MUSIC presents

rock fusion

One of the most impressive and sought after bands in the Instrumental rock/fusion scene today, The Aristocrats, will be heading to Australia this October for a national tour! Featuring the combined virtuoso talents of drummer Marco Minnemann (Steve Wilson, Joe Satriani), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok) and Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS)

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thursday, october 13 at 8 PM, 18+

HEXIS Australian Tour

W/Whitehorse, Siberian Hell Sounds, Diploid, Ash Mouth


Denmark's HEXIS are more than just a band, they're a force of nature. A dark, swirling maelstrom of jagged noise, simultaneously suffocating and uplifting. Their brand of primitive, primordial black metal has been sweeping its way through the underground metal community and Australia is its next victim.

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saturday, october 15 at 4 PM, $20, 18+

Metal United Down Under


metal / heavy metal / rock

Metal United Down Under consists of individual metal shows which take place everywhere in Australia in one specific night under the same banner. The aim is to create a bigger exposure for underground bands and strengthen the community character which metal is known for. The last event was on 10 October 2015 in 15 cities in all 8 states/territories of Australia with 131 bands.

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saturday, october 22 at 3 PM, $20, 18+

Metal to my ears - Fundraiser for the Les Twentyman foundation

W/Stormtide, Adamus Exul, Belligerent Intent, Cryptic Abyss, Internal Nightmare, Behold the Defiant, Aeonian, Evolution of Self, Order of Chaos, Anient, Greytomb, Dystopian

Metal / charity gig / fund raiser

Fundraiser for the Les Twentyman foundation. Providing a future free of poverty, abuse, violence, discrimination and isolation to youth. All proceeds from the night go to the Les Twentyman foundation. Come down and support and awesome cause. $20 entry. Killer night. Hope to see you all there.

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Wednesday, October 26 at 8 PM, 18+

Sharroween FEST

W/Lanota (1st EVER show, sweet jesus!!), Terrestrials, Sharrow


Time to don your best costumes and bring your sexy selves down to the Bendi for a evening of rock, burlesque, magic and general depravity! Come one, come all! $10 on the door, but HALF PRICE ENTRY to those who dress up!!

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Friday, October 28 at 8 PM, 18+

Holy Serpent

W/Watchtower, Crypt, Foot

Doom / rock / psych / metal / riffs

Holy Serpent release their second album 'Temples', playing with Watchtower, Crypt (ADL) and Foot. In the short time since their self-titled RidingEasy debut in mid-2015, Melbourne, Australia’s Holy Serpent have gained a lot of attention for their rather punk version of heavy psych and metal.

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saturday, october 29 at 3 PM, $25, 18+

Nicefest 2016

W/Fourteen Nights At Sea, A Lonely Crowd, Instrumental, adj. (NSW), Hinterlandt (NSW), Jess Locke, Hashshashin (NSW), Bear the Mammoth, Cascades, Astrid Zeman, Citrus Jam

progressive & experimental Australian music

NICEFEST - Art As Catharsis' annual showcase of progressive and experimental Australian music - is back for its third year (and our first time in Melbourne). Fourteen Nights At Sea, A Lonely Crowd, Instrumental, adj. (NSW), Hinterlandt (NSW), Jess Locke, Hashshashin (NSW), Bear the Mammoth, Cascades, Astrid Zeman, Citrus Jam. Doors 3pm.

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Sunday, October 30 at 5:30 PM, 18+

Hallowicked - Death of Art

W/Demonatrix, Coffin Carousel

Rock / Doom Pop

Dark Realm presents: 'Hallowicked' Come celebrate the Halloween weekend with some great live bands on this eve of Halloween: Featuring live: Death of Art, Demonatrix (prev Graveyard Rockstars from SYD), Coffin Carousel. Dress up for some Hallowicked fun

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Monday, October 31 at 7 PM, 18+

King Fate presents Halloween Heavy Metal Spectacular

W/Hordes of the Black Cross, Adamus Exul

heavy stuff / horror themed

King Fate, Hordes of the Black Cross, Join the Amish and more. Rise from the grave. KING FATE return for a Halloween Heavy Metal spectacular. Oct 31st @ Melbourne's infamous Bendigo Hotel with the crushing HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS and thrash cross over bandits Adamus Exul. Put this in your calendar people. Cheap entry for fancy dress.

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saturday, november 19 at 7:30 PM, 18+


W/Lo!, Greytomb, No Haven, Cascades


Antithesis Bookings & Promotions and Untitled Touring present: Départe / Lo! / Greytomb / No Haven / Cascades. After more than a year since their last performance, Tasmanian extreme metal quartet Départe are set to tour Australia this Spring in support of their long awaited and highly anticipated debut album, 'Failure, Subside'.

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saturday, december 10 at 2 PM, 18+

Bodies on Bodies - Australian Thrash Fest



Following the huge success that was the inaugural “BODIES ON BODIES Thrash Fest” in Adelaide last year, Truth Inc Records and ALKIRA Productions are teaming up with Megaton Music to break your neck for a second time, and this time we are bringing it to the Australian thrash capital – Melbourne!

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