wednesday, september 27 at 8pm, 18+

Killer Pool

W/$5 per round Multiple Rounds. Winner from each round

Pool & beer

Killer Pool in the Front Bar. $7.50 PINTS OF SKULL. $5 per round Multiple Rounds. Winner from each round. Young Henry's Newtown pale Ale at happy hour prices.


Thursday, September 29 at 8 PM, 18+


W/In Trenches, Removalist, BREAK THROUGH (TAS), NO HAVEN.

METAL / hardcore

Colossvs return to the road to bring their savage blackened hymns to the masses in support of new single ‘In the Absinthe of God’. Joined by returning vocalist Christopher Tew, Colossvs will be debuting new material from their forthcoming album in Melbourne on Grand Final public holiday eve, alongside In Trenches, Removalist, BREAK THROUGH (TAS) and NO HAVEN.

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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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saturday, October 1 from 12 NOON, 18+

2016, AFL Grand Final

W/$10 Jugs, $4 Tinnies, $6 Shots at half time, Ping Pong tournament in the venue

footy / free bbq / cheap drinks

saturday, October 1 from 12 NOON, 18+. 2016, AFL Grand Final at the Bendi. $10 Jugs, $4 Tinnies, $6 Shots at half time, Ping Pong tournament in the venue

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saturday, October 1 at 8 PM, 18+




Grand final night goes off at the Bendigo Hotel.Four bands keeping the festivities going til late.Its wonderful... its marvelous. Legendary psychos FIREBALLS rounding out Granny day! Joined by surf rock super starrs BIRDCAGE, THE TRAUMABOYS and ROGUES! No pre sales,be early.

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sunday, October 2 from 2 PM, 18+

Supa Suplex

W/Dankenstein and Spare No Words

punk rock

Grand final day, Big screens, cheap drinks, free BBQ. Doors 6:30, $6 Entry... Spare No Words 7-7:40, Dankenstein 8-8:40, Supa Suplex 9-9:40

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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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friday, October 7 from 8:30 PM, 18+

Logic Defies Logic

W/Scoundrels, VadgeDaggar, The Balls

punk rock

Roll up, roll up... the Science & Genitalia Roadshow is here! After a few months spent recording and plotting, Logic Defies Logic are emerging from thier lair to bring you a night of below the belt entertainment that will be sure to get your hips swinging and boots a'scootin' Featuring the rock n' roll punks Scoundrels, the thrashy blues tones of VadgeDaggar, the mighty mighty heavyness of The Balls

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Saturday, October 8 at 7 PM, 18+

Disco Puppets

W/The Braves, Big Volcano, Terror Nullius, The Devours


A good old fashioned rock-off: Guitar Duels, Seven Drummers on-stage at once, Crazy hair-dos, Jesse jumping around wishing he was in Blink 182. Good ol' fashioned Hills Gig in the big smoke, you know where it's at. Featuring: Disco Puppets, The Braves, Big Volcano, Terror Nullius, The Devours

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Sunday, October 9 at 4 PM, 18+

Rockin' for West Papua

W/Bands TBA


The people of West Papua have been suffering under Indonesian occupation since 1963. Over 500,000 civilians have been killed, and thousands more have been raped, tortured and imprisoned. Foreign media and human rights groups are banned from operating in West Papua, so people rarely hear about the situation there.

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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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Friday, October 14 at 8 PM, 18+

The Ramshackle Army - Foreign Soil Single Launch

W/Special Guests TBA

Folk / punk / rock

Two long years. thats how long it has been since the release of Melbourne celtpunks The Ramshackle Army released their last album, Letters From the Road Less Travelled. Since then there have been lineup changes, US tours and countless other shows, but they're finally ready to put out something brand new.

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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, MANIAXE, Guillotine

heavy stuff / horror themed

Rise from the grave. KING FATE return for a Halloween Heavy Metal spectacular. W/crushing HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS plus ADAMUS EXCUL and MANIAXE. Put this in your calendar people, THIS IS THE ONLY KING FATE show for 2016! Come and celebrate this night of EVIL with us. Cheap entry for fancy dress.

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Saturday, November 5 at 4 PM, 18+

Daniel & Naomi's Diabolical Unification Show


punk rock

To help us celebrate getting married this november, the Bendi has generously let us put on a FREE FOR ALL SHOW with 8 of our favourite bands! The front bar will open at 4PM and bands will start from 5.

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friday, november 18 at 8 PM, 18+

Sworn Enemy Australian Tour 2016

W/supports TBA


1054 Records are proud to announce that this November we will be touring legendary Hardcore / Metal band SWORN ENEMY for the very first time on Australian soil. It’s been a very long time coming and we are super excited to unleash their tried & tested brand of in your face brutal Hardcore over 5 nights starting in Adelaide & winding up in Brisbane, with dates in Geelong, Melbourne & Sydney along the way. It promises to be a great run so get out & catch one of the all time best.

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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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friday, november 21 at 8pm, 18+

punk rock mayhem

W/The Fuckups, The Half Pints, Rogues, Sex Grimes and Power Skids

Punk rock!

Rogue Promotions present Punk Rock Mayhem at the Bendigo. With special guests. The Fuckups, The Half Pints, Rogues, Sex Grimes and Power Skids. Doors at 8.00pm $10

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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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sunday, february 12 from 6 PM, 18+

D.R.I. Australian TOUR 2017

W/Supports TBA


The DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES' history begins on May 2, 1982 around 4:00pm, in the city of Houston, TX. It was on this day that the musically aggressive quartet we now know as D.R.I. made their first Dirty Rotten noise and called it a song

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