W/The Vacant Smiles & Plotz

Hot on the back of the release of their new single "Erased", RACK JONES are back to deliver their signature delay drenched sound at The Bendi... Joining them for the night are are two solid Melbourne outfits. Garage/Psych/Surf bandits THE VACANT SMILES & Indie Rockers PLOTZ. One night only, this line up is NOT to be missed. Read on...

Heavy Metal Halloween


Espionage Bookings presents HEAVY METAL HALLOWEEN. After a SOLD OUT Legions Of Steel Festival for the second year in a row, Espionage Bookings is bringing the goods once again with HEAVY METAL HALLOWEEN on October 27 at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood! Get your spooky outfits out of the closet, because there will be prizes for BEST COSTUME! BANDS TBA. October 27 $15 Entry Read on...

Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene

W/Seedy Jeezus, Buried Feather, Motherslug
Psych / Doom / Stoner

Halloween Heavy Psych and Stoner Rock. The feast of All Hallows' Day and Reformation Day approaches. Personify the old spirits of winter who demand reward in exchange for good fortune. Imitate supernatural beings and ward them off with your hobby horses and hollowed out turnips or mangel wurzel lanterns. Hold back the decay and darkness of winter with a lit torch carried sunwise until look "help the power of growth" and celebrate heavy pysch. Read on...

Still Havin' A Toime

W/Elusive Haze, Dumb Punts, Charging Stallions, The Daggar
Punk / rock

As of the 22nd of October, a year has passed since our Chanty was taken away from us too soon. Please save Sunday 29th of October to meet with us, from midday to share a BBQ and some beers in her honour. We're excited to say we'll be joined by some of Chanty's favourite local bands throughout the day: Elusive Haze, Dumb Punts, Charging Stallions, The Daggar. As well as two more rad bands to be announced; so stay tuned! Everyone is welcome, share with anyone who would want to be there. Hope to see all you special legends there. Read on...

Heartsounds Australian East Coast Tour

W/Nerdlinger + more TBA
punk rock / punk

Kickass San Fran punk rock quartet Heartsounds are headed south this Spring, bringing their critically acclaimed LP Dualistic Nihilist to Australia's east coast. The album, a singular 20-minute piece of punk rock perfection is an intoxicating exploration of depression and mental health and one set to wow Aussie audiences in October. Local melodic punk menaces Nerdlinger have been confirmed to lend their talents on all five dates. Buy tix...

Belle Phoenix @ The Subterranean Sea

W/Noir, City Sharps
psychedelic rockin / rock

Another psychedelic rockin mayhem coming your way! Featuring a killer line-up for your sonic fuzzing pleausure... Belle Phoenix @ The Subterranean Sea, Noir, City Sharps. $5 entry. Read on...

The Ugly Kings - Record Deal Celebration

W/The Lockhearts (SYD), Atomic Riot, Creek
Power Blues / Rock - Psych

Following their latest single 'Promised Land' and national tour, The Ugly Kings are thrilled to celebrate the signing with Germany's Kozmik Artifactz for the release of their debut full length album in early 2018. Joining them, The Lockhearts (SYD) are excited to be launching a brand new single in anticipation of their debut album, Atomic Riot will bring the party vibes and Creek will kick off the night with their mind bending Psychedelic Blues Rock. Buy tix...

Misery (Bris)

W/Anatomy Cemetery Urn Reaper
Death metal

Bleed Records Presents Brisbanes Death Metal Kings MISERY. Now Reformed and playing in Melbourne Town for One Show Only in 2017. with Guests - CEMETERY URN - ALBUM LAUNCH - ANATOMY REAPER plus more. A Night of Old School Death Metal, Speed and Black Thrash! Door Entry $20 Read on...


W/Body Parts, YEAH DONT CARE, Piggie, The Sex Pills, Falcon Club
punk / punk rock / Rock

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The day the Bendigo went off chops I know of no reason Why you should be sleeping This show will never be forgot! Tankerville, Body Parts, YEAH DONT CARE, Piggie, The Sex Pills, Falcon Club. $12 - 3pm. Read on...

Scorching Steel Festival


Due to the overwhelming popularity of Legions Of Steel Festival; Espionage Bookings have teamed up with Megaton Music to bring you a 2-day festival dedicated to all things Heavy Metal - Scorching Steel Festival! Buy tix...

Scorching Steel Festival


Scorching Steel Festival will be a 2-day mini-festival held at Melbourne's home of Heavy Metal: The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood, with 17 bands over two days: Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11. Buy tix...

Angst Fest - Human Single Launch

W/The Vacant Smiles & Plotz
Punk / Rock

Feeling angsty? Yeah me too. The Ninth Dimension are releasing their single Human in November and we're getting our friends together to celebrate in the only way we know how - sadness, dad dancing, good beers, and possibly crying. Come down to the Bendigo and spread some of those angsty vibes with: The Ninth Dimension, Chuck, Lukewarm Iced Tea, Agora. Doors at 7pm. $5 Cover Charge Read on...

Winter Moon

W/The Cigarillos, Plum Green
Rocking Out / Whisky

Lush Thursday eve vibes and grooving tunes with Winter Moon, Plum Green & The Cigarillos. Tickets: $10 on the door. Dress code: Smart casual or completely wack. Doors: 8pm. Set times: 8.20pm The Cigarillos, 9pm Plum Green 9.50pm Winter Moon. Merch and hugs available on the night. Read on...

Silent Knight (WA) - Master & Command Australia Tour 2017

W/Damnations Day, Mason, Trigger, Triple Kill
Power / Thrash

Following the success of their recent tour of Germany including a well received performance at the Headbangers Open Air Festival & to promote the release of the their re recorded debut album The Masterplan, Perth Power Metal band Silent Knight will hit the road for four Australian dates this November The tour will include a performance at Brisbane's Ye Gods Of Metal Festival & headlining club shows in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Buy tix...



VICIOUS CIRCLE launch their new album BORN TO DESTROY via GOATSOUND Records [Australia] and NOT LIKE YOU [USA] on Vinyl and CD at the Bendi. The LP features 14 new songs of insightful and anger fuelled hardcore with elements of street punk and metal. Recorded and produced by Jason Fuller, GOATSOUND STUDIOS. With guest vocals from Mikey Hood [HOODS] and Youngy [KING PARROT] the album was also mastered in the States at AUDIOSIEGE by Brad Boatright, album art by Ben Brown Read on...

The Worst CD Launch & Last ever show

W/Glen & the Peanutbutter Men, Slick 46, Half Pints

The Worst will be returning to the stage for one night only to launch their new 7 track CD "A Decade of Destruction" before hanging it up once and for all. Joining us will be some of the best punk rock bands this country has to offer! Local legends Glen & the Peanutbutter Men (yay!) and Slick 46 as well as G-towns finest the Half Pints and up and coming band the Rogues. $6 door charge and everyone will receive a FREE copy of "A Decade of Destruction" CD on entry. Read on...

Funeral Moon (SA)

W/Encircling Sea, Mar Mortuum & AK-11
metal / strict

From the dejection of endless, catastrophic heartache comes the outpouring of authentic hatred and self-loathing. Rare-form entreaties of necro-punk, Funeral Moon will be releasing Nyx & Utter Shit 7 inch and Live Carnage (cassette) to close out a year that will go down in the annals of history as a failure in a world deader than love in a dying heart. Read on...



Over their 30-year career Italy's Raw Power have shared the stage with some of the most important groups of the punk scene, hardcore and metal world: Dead Kennedys, GBH, Corrosion of Conformity, Suicidal Tendencies, Motorhead, Cro Mags, Sick of it All, Agnostic Front, Circle Jerks, Scream, Adolescents, Rancid, Poison Idea, Slayer, Venom, DRI, to name but a few, and also in 1985 in a small club in Seattle, Guns N Roses a still unknown band played at one of their shows. They remain the longest-running band in the history of Italian hardcore punk. Buy tix...

Guitar Wolf vs Mach Pelican

W/Strawberry Fist Cake, K-Mart Warriors

If melbourne's Neveremind The Warp'd Tour Festival isn't already enough, come and recover in the loudest possible way on December 3 as seminal Japanese jet-rockers Guitar Wolf team up with their old friends (and legends in their own right) Mach Pelican for a rarely seen show to blow your head off. Support from Strawberry Fist Cake and K-Mart Warriors. Buy tix...

High Drifters 'Westall' album launch

W/Pigs of the Roman Empire, Colostomy Baguette, Infected Transistor
Heavy / Death Rock / Filth

Join us as we release our new album entitled 'Westall' - High Drifters 10:45 - 11:15 - Pigs of the Roman Empire 10:00 - 10:30. Colostomy Baguette? 9:15 - 9:45. Infected Transistor 8:30-9:00. Entry $5 - doors 8pm. Read on...

Micky Fitz Tribute Night

W/Bulldog Spirit, NO CLASS, The Truth, Bloody Minded, The Clinch, Violent Demise
Punk / Oi

It's been two years since the passing of the legendary Business frontman Micky Fitz and to celebrate his incredible life we have got together some of Melbournes finest Punk and Oi bands to Smash the Disco at the Bendigo Hotel on the 9th of December. As per Micky's families request all proceeds from the door will be donated to Cancer Research UK, in his name. So make sure you get down to the Bendigo for an epic night of Punk and Oi provided by: Bulldog Spirit, NO CLASS, The Truth, Bloody Minded, The Clinch, Violent Demise. Read on...

Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons

W/Supports TBA
Rock / alt rock

Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons return to the stage after not being on a stage for a couple of months! Playing new songs from their upcoming album. Yes, Yes, Whatever will be playing songs from their recent release "Lacklustre" in an exciting way. La Bronco are loud ladies making their rambuctious debut! Jon S Williams will deliver his take no prisoners art attack! $12 Entry. Read on...

Murder One : A Party for Lemmy

W/$5 Jack & Cokes, Motorhead flash tattoos, Motorhead pins and t-shirts, Free pool, DJs
hard rock / rock n roll

The biggest, loudest party of the year is back! Come down and celebrate the second anniversary of Lemmy's passing by raising a Jack or ten in His honour! We will serve $5 Lemmy's all night long, to go along with Motörhead flash tattoos, t-shirts, merch and DJs spinning the good stuff! We might even throw a few surprises along the way so stay tuned! Born to Lose, Live to Win. $5 Lemmy's, Motorhead flash tattoos, Motorhead t-shirts and merch, DJs. And much more! Read on...

AURAL Trance Party / NYD 2018

W/DJ Magnus, DJ Damien Mack, Johnny L
Trance / Queer

Melbourne Trance fans... Get ready to launch into the New Year! I'm co-hosting & DJing at this special event alongside the super-talented DJ Damien Mack. We'll be playing the very best in uplifting, melodic, vocal trance with stunning visual lighting & lasers to give you the full AURAL experience. PLUS a very special & much-loved Melbourne Trance DJ legend will also be joining us on the decks. Limited first release tickets are only $30 Buy tix...

Sabbat (japan)

W/Guests TBA

Sabbat (japan) - australian east coast tour 2018. The Japanese pioneer and tyrant since 1983 embark on Australian shores finally. Unholy black fire and scythe in hand ready to deliver a deadly blow. Buy tix...