wednesday, august 31at 8 PM, $5, 18+

THE UNDERAGE GIRLS

W/BIG VOLCANO, CREATURES OF ADDICTION

Heavy Rock / Heavy Metal

Join us for a heavy aural assult this coming Wednesday night as these three bands fuel your evening with a throwdown of tasteful sex rock and heavy metal!

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thursday, september 1 at 8 PM, 18+

MiddleMarch

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

rock

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

Psychobilly

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

STONER / POST ROCK

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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Sunday, September 4 at 6:30 PM, free, 18+

Hexmere

W/Plyers, Terror Nullius, Sonic Youth Allowance and Muddy Lawrence

Punk

Sunday Night will be lined up for some warped dissonance at Collingwood's finest bar, The Bendigo Hotel. Sporadically nodding in the direction of rock ‘n’ roll, Hexmere are a restless mutant punk trio from Brisbane trailing through the bogs spreading something rotten.

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Wednesday, September 7 at 7:30 PM, 18+

Saad Jaamb

W/Monday Crowd, TV Dinners

punk

Hey kids! Saad Jaamb is getting together with Monday Crowd and TV Dinners to play some rad tunes for ya'll. Come down to the Bendigo on the 7th of September and rock out with us! Doors open at 7:30, and $5 entry. See you there

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thursday, september 8 at 8 PM, $10, 18+

Misguided

W/Brittle Bones, Perseverer

Punk / metalcore

Straight off the back of their North QLD tour, Brisbane Metalcore outfit Misguided are getting ready to pack up the tour van again and tear up the east coast of Oz for the 'East Coast Expansion Tour'.

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

DENOUNCEMENT PYRE

W/RUINS (Tas), ESKHATON, HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS, RUINATION

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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Sunday, September 11 at 6:30 PM, 18+

Frozen Pizza

W/MICK, EQUITY

Rock

Boost your Sunday session with a delicious slice of ROCK! FROZEN PIZZA are a new rock group fresh from the oven and cooked to perfection! Consisting of Rob on drums (SILVERCHEERS, THE GALVATRONS, LETHAL BINGE & EQUITY) Pete on guitar/vox (SILVERCHEERS, CELL DAMAGE)

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

ROLO TOMASSI (UK)

W/BELLE HAVEN, SUNDR, DISASTERS, NO HAVEN

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

punk

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+

Greytomb

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!

rock

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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Friday, September 23 at 8 PM, 18+

SILVERLIGHT SHADOWS

W/SUN GOD REPLICA, SWIDGEN, RATHEAD

rock

Silverlight Shadows are launching there debut vinyl release with the help of Sun God Replica, Swidgen and Rathead.

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Saturday, September 24 at 4 PM, 18+

DREADNAUGHT

W/THE MERCY KILLS, HEAVEN THE AXE, SONS OF THE IONIAN SEA, EARTH, BIRDCAGE, BROOZER, BLUNT SHOVEL

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+

DESTRUKTOR

HELLSPIT, CEMETERY URN, AK11, NOCTURNAL GRAVES, BELLIGERENT INTENT, DESTRUKTOR

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

HARDCORE

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

BLACK / DOOM / GLOOM

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

FRANKENBOK, ELM STREET, HARLOTT, METREYA (NSW), DAMNATION'S DAY, MALAKYTE (Qld), TOXICON, ASYLUM (Qld), ESPIONAGE, REQUIEM, ELKENWOOD (Qld), FEAST OF CROWS

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

ROCK / BURLESQUE / MAGIC

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+

Départe

W/Lo!, Greytomb, No Haven, Cascades

Metal

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

W/TBA

thrash

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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