BENDIGO HOTEL GIG GUIDE

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Tram Drivers

W/Lukewarm Iced Tea, The Avenue
punk / folk-punk

Come on down to the Bendi to see some of Melbourne's most fun and exciting up-and-coming pop punk/emo rock bands. $5 Entry. 18+ FEATURING: Tram Drivers, Lukewarm Iced Tea; Lukewarm Iced Tea is a Melbourne-based band of some kind of genre closely resembling emo/folk-punk. More bands to be announced. Read on...


Mesa Cosas Birthdavaganza!

W/Zombitches, Burnt Sausages & More!
Freak out / party / punk thrash / trash / rock

ITS OUR ANNUAL BIRTHDAVAGANZA! Chris and Pablo are growing up and turning sixteen! Prizes! BBQ! Chips! Drinks! Music! Surprises! A Duck! STARRING: Zombitches, The Burnt Sausages, Sophisticated Dingo. MC Purple Duck (The best MC in the world) At the Bendigo Hotel - SEPTEMBER 28 - RSVP Read on...


BREAK YA NECK FEST - A Benefit for Ambulance Victoria

W/The Fckups, Ganbaru, SouthpawHC, Wolfpack, Drexler, Organ Donor, Armoured Earth, Bombs Are Falling, BEEF, The Beggars' Way
punk / hardcore

As most of you know all round mad dog & mustard keen punk supporter Craig from Drexler broke his neck in April on a worksite accident but thanks to an amazing crew of Ambos & doctors he's still walking and now is about to hit the stage again. A swag of Melbourne shredders are teaming up to welcome him back and best of all the proceeds from the gig are all going to Ambulance Victoria. Read on...


THE FIREBALLS

W/THE HYBERNATORS, THE YARD APES, ROGUES
Psychobilly / metal / speed rock

After the epic fooooty game of 2016 and the Totally nuts evening that followed, those Crazy Cool cats of Psychobilly Fame, THE FIREBALLS, are back to do it, ALL OVER AGAIN. May the higher Powers have mercy on our very shabby souls. Joining em are -THE HYBERNATORS, back in the hood finally! THE YARD APES have escaped for the night and opening up are the Loveable- ROGUES! DOOR ENTRY ONLY at $15! 8pm. Read on...


Weeknight Warriors - Espionage / Trigger

W/$5 Entry, $10 jugs of Skull Beer at the front bar from 3PM
metal

Hump Day Heavy Metal! Espionage Bookings presents Weeknight Warriors at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood on Wednesday October 4th with local heavy metallers Espionage and Trigger! For $5 entry, you get two 45 minute sets from two local metal favourites at your favourite metal bar! Start your weekend early with some fast, heavy and melodic shenanigans on a Wednesday night! Read on...


Teenage Bottlerocket (USA) Aus Tour

W/BLISTER, DAD RELIGION, SKATEGOATS
Punk Rock

Re-signing to legendary punk rock label Fat Wreck Chords and with a new album, "Stealingthe Covers". Arrest Records Australia and Bombshellzine.com, one week before the kickoff of the label's first tour for Orange County's Death By Stereo, are excited to announce that Laramie, Wyoming's Teenage Bottlerocket will be returning to Australia Read on...


VALHALORE

W/CRYPTIC ABYSS, TRIGGER, PRIMITIVE, TRIPLE KILL
VIKING / HEAVY METAL

Join VALHALORE for a metal-filled month of Octoberfest celebrations, all wrapped up in true Viking style! Featuring some of Australia's best heavy acts, as well as competitions, games and prizes, this is an event not to be missed! So grab your crewmates, fill your drinking horns, and prepare to party! Arm Wrestling Tournament, Beer Pong Championship, Prize for Best Dressed, Raffle Prizes. $10 presale/ $15 at the door | Doors @ 7pm | Presale tickets available from Buy tix...


Red Lotus Illuminate EP Launch

W/Letters to Amara, Two Oceans Pass, Arkive
ROCK / METAL

Headlining their EP launch show, Red Lotus, will also be joined by Arkive, Two Oceans Pass and Letters to Amara on 12th October at The Bendi. Doors at 7:30pm SET TIMES: 8:00pm - 8:30pm Letters to Amara, 8:50pm - 9:20pm Two Oceans Pass, 9:40pm - 10:10pm Arkive, 10:30pm - 11:00pm Red Lotus. Read on...


CANINE

W/HAVITTAJAT, DIPLOID, EXTINCTEXIST, MUFFLER
Crust / Hc / Punk

The first of Canine's two melbourne shows will be a big one! $8 on the door Canine, Havittajat, Diploid, ExtinctExist, Muffler, This event will take place on stolen Wurundjeri land. Sovereignty never ceded. happy hour from 3pm, kitchen is open serving your fave comfort food including their world famous tequila bites Read on...


Scaphis - Rituals of Torture & Death

W/Adamus Exul, Catacombs, Atra Vetosus, Obsidian Monolith, Fornicatador
metal

Stretch your necks and get ready for a massive assault on your senses! Scaphis will be performing their entire debut album, Rituals of Torture and Death, and sharing the stage with some of the finest metal that Melbourne, and Tasmania, has to offer. Extreme, ruthless and devastating, Adamus Exul will be closing the night with their anti-social black metal art. Read on...


Chasing Ghosts

W/Hollow, Grave Street Blues, Turn South
ALT / ROCK / PUNK / INDIE

Chasing Ghosts is a project of passion, driven by a compulsion for storytelling and the connection with an audience and a family, which has built over more than 15 years. Jimmy Kyle, has been an active frontman and iconic personality in Australia's punk/hardcore scene, playing hundreds of shows in various incarnations across our dramatic continent and beyond. Read on...


Wat Kohsanga Benefit

W/Rawhead, Counterattack, Shitwreck, Rust Proof, Christcrusher, Reaper
GRIND

A few of us got together to put this ripper of a show together for our good mate, Daniel Kearney. Mixed bill madness in the arvo, happening at the Bendi. $10 entry or $20 gets you in a raffle to win a brutal 1054 and BlastasFuk package of merch, music etc. I'll even chuck in a Christcrusher hoody. Doors open at 1pm for a hellacious veg and meat BBQ. Come down and support please. Read on...


Ironhawk (TAS)

W/MASSES, GELD, SISTEMA EN DECADENCIA, STEED
punk / metal

Tassie's apocalyptic motorcharged hell metal punks are back to destroy the Bendi. Since their 2014 demo 'Boozehounds from Hell', Ironhawk have been rigorously refining their sound by playing countless shows around Australia and touring in South East Asia. The result is the brand new studio recording 'Cemetery of Steel E.P', which captures the raw and violent sound the band have spent three years developing on the live front. Read on...


Heavy Metal Halloween

W/Hollow World, Splatterpuss, Annihilist
metal

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...


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. Read on...


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...


Scorching Steel Festival

W/DREADNAUGHT,DIVINE ASCENSION, DARKER HALF (NSW), PEGAZUS, ESPIONAGE, DEMONHEAD, GYPSY (NSW), DARK EARTH, SHADOW REALM (SA), CALLOUS
metal

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

W/DREADNAUGHT,DIVINE ASCENSION, DARKER HALF (NSW), PEGAZUS, ESPIONAGE, DEMONHEAD, GYPSY (NSW), DARK EARTH, SHADOW REALM (SA), CALLOUS
metal

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...


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 Read on...


VICIOUS CIRCLE album launch 'BORN TO DESTROY'

W/DEPRESSION, NO CLASS, WILD SPEARS
PUNK ROCK / THRASH

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...


RAW POWER (Italy)

W/ENZYME, HAILGUN, EXECUTION, MOTOVILIKHA
hardcore

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. Read on...


Guitar Wolf vs Mach Pelican

W/Strawberry Fist Cake, K-Mart Warriors
ROCK / PUNK

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. 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...