THE BENDIGO

125 Johnston st, Collingwood. Live music venue, Licensed to 3am, 9417 3415

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Thursday, December 18 at 8:00pm, 18+, $5

I VALIANCE

W/Villa Morta

Metal
I, Valiance - The Reject of Humanity preview showsAfter spending the first half of the year writing and touring: Melbourne 5-piece I, Valiance have spent the second half of the year slowly releasing an onslaught of new music which showcases the bands versatility in the heavy genre. New music from forthcoming record titled 'The Reject of Humanity' that will be released in January.
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Friday, December 19 at 8:00pm, 18+

INVERLOCH

W/Cemetery Urn, AK-11, Eskhaton

Metal
Inverloch, Cemetery Urn, AK-11, EskhatonINVERLOCH, featuring 2/4 of the legendary DISEMBOWELMENT pick right up where DISEMBOWELMENT left off close to two decades ago. CEMETERY URN - Playing a set of new material, with Vocals by C. Volcano of Abominator/Ignivamous. AK-11, is a black metal project formed by Valak in April 2011. Eskhaton - For those who prefer their death metal dark and malevolent.
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Saturday, December 20 at 4:00pm, $15, 18+

A ROCK N ROLL CHRISTMAS

MASSIVE, DEAD CITY RUINS, DIRT RIVER RADIO, TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD, THE BALLS, SMOKIN MIRRORS (syd), ICE ON MERCURY (adel) plus more tba

ROCK
MASSIVE, DEAD CITY RUINS, DIRT RIVER RADIO, TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD, THE BALLS, SMOKIN MIRRORS (syd), ICE ON MERCURY (adel) Merry fucking xmas! For the second year running, the Bendigo hotel will host a rock n roll xmas party for Melbourne's rock scene. MASSIVE, DEAD CITY RUINS, DIRT RIVER RADIO, TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD, THE BALLS, SMOKIN MIRRORS (syd), ICE ON MERCURY (adel) plus more tba. All these bands work with Third Verse so lets send out a successful year with a rock n roll beer fuelled party!
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Sunday, December 21 at 5:00pm, $5

SEXGRIMES

W/Glen And The Peanutbuttermen, Power Skids + Free BBQ

Punk Rock
SEXGRIMES 1st Birthday! -Party- Well sniff my happy nappy if it aint a fact that we booked the Bendi on the same date for 2 years runnin... Why? oh you know why... Sexgrimes Punkrock turns 1! GLEN AND THE PEANUTBUTTERMEN are coming to play and so are POWER SKIDS. We're puttin on a free BBQ in the beer garden and everyone gets a party pack in a little bag like mum used to make!! Just before the chores of Jesus bein shat out Marys snatch.
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Friday, December 26 at 8:00pm, 18+

BOXING DAY BRAWL

W/Jack The Stripper, Metal Storm, Join The Amish, Atomic Death Squad & The Fck Ups!

metal/thrash/rock
Jack The Stripper, Metal Storm, Join The Amish, Atomic Death Squad & The Fck Ups! Come down to The Bendigo and forget xmas ever happened with an onslaught of rockin thrash n metal of some of Melbourne's finest. BOXING DAY-FRIDAY 26TH DECEMBER. DID YOU KNOW ITS THE LAST FRIDAY OF 2014? Jack The Stipper, Metal Storm, Join The Amish, Atomic Death Squad & The Fck Ups! FREE ENTRY... TRANSLATION (FUCK ALL TO GET IN!) 8PM
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Saturday, December 27 at 8:00pm, 18+

STRICKLAND

Cavalcade (Reunion show), The Union Pacific, Zachary Britt & Laser Brains

pop punk/rock
Strickland with mates. Chase Music Group presents STRICKLAND with mates: Cavalcade (Reunion show), The Union Pacific, Zachary Britt & Laser Brains - Doors 8pm, $5 18+ Strickland debut album 'Human' out Jan 2015
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Sunday, December 28 at 5:00pm, $6, 18+

GRIM RHYTHM

W/Weedy Gonzalez & Church

punk/rock/doom
GRIM RHYTHM, WEEDY GONZALEZ, CHURCH @ THE BENDIGO Sunday, December 28 at 5:00pm, $6, 18+ GRIM RHYTHM. W/Weedy Gonzalez & Church.
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Wednesday, December 31 at 8:00pm, oztix

FIREBALLS MONSTER MASH NYE

W/City Sharps, Trauma Boys, Run the Reds

a bit metal - a bit psychobilly
FIREBALLS MONSTER MASH NYE - FANCY DRESS Fireballs will be joined by sharpie band City Sharps and the new project from the Manic Pistoleros rhythm section, Trauma Boys alonside young psychobilly outfit Run the Reds. Everyone play ball and dresses like their favourite monster. Chaos in Collingwood." says Fury. "We're still working on new material with some sort of release planned for 2015. We might change direction, we might not, either way, you'll know it's us.
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Saturday, January 3, at 8:00pm, 18+

GUZZLER

W/The Bengal Tigers, North & Vendetta

rock / metal
GUZZLER, the BENGAL TIGERS, MORTH & VENDETTA. Kick start the new year with some ear breakin', eye shakin' earth movin' tunes as Guzzler release the long awaited, self titled CD... accompanied by some of the greatest live bands on the circuit..Sat 3rd Jan Bendigo Hotel Collingwood ....the first gig of 2015 on every ones rock'n'roll calender
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Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:00pm, 18+, $15

HELLBRINGER

W/Convent Guilt (NSW, Album Launch), Thrall & Diabolical Demon Director

Black Metal / Heavy Metal
Hellbringer (ACT), Convent Guilt (NSW, Album Launch), Thrall & Diabolical Demon Director BM Belts presents, The Black Abyss. Hellbringer return to the catacombs of the Bendigo hotel with their new 7" release "Horror From The Grave" and so will all the bangovers lingering from their last summoning. Convent Guilt were going off at the recent Bendigoat fest and their 'Guns for Hire album launch' in the big smoke is London to a brick to be a absolutely rip-snorter of a show.
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Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm, $15, 18+

AUSTRALIA DAY EVE

W/BARBARION, Dark Earth, Horizons Edge, Abraxxas, Rum Runners

Metal / rock
Australia Day Eve w/ BARBARION, DARK EARTH, HORIZONS EDGE, ABRAXXAS, RUM RUNNERS Strutta Pr Presents Barbarion, Dark Earth, Horizons Edge, Abraxxas, Rum Runners. Barbarion: fire, smoke, skulls, weapons and other battle/heavy metal themed props, leather, flesh, fur, war paint, helmets, drinking horns – it’s all there, a spectacle you will not forget. For more info Email Kaz StruttA PR
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Friday, January 30, at 8:00pm, 18+

BLACK JESUS

W/Pissbolt, Order of Chaos, Strict Vincent, Grudge!, Overpower

metal/hardcore
Black Jesus, Pissbolt, Order of Chaos, Strict Vincent, Grudge!, Overpower Black Jesus (Death Metal) Blistering! Legends of Melbourne Metal, Pissbolt, A smashing blend of grinding goodness that is nothing short of full frequency punishment, Order of Chaos Wall melting extreme metal, feat members of the greatest bands in Aus metal. Strict Vincent, Are they Death, Thrash, Death Core or Mister Fucking Bungle?, GRUDGE! Grinding Hardcore punk with a sharpened Experimental, Overpower, New guys on the block
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Saturday, January 31 at 7:00pm, 18+

TABERAH

W/Damnation Day, Maniaxe, Espionage, Stormtide

Metal
TABERAH (Tas) with guests DAMNATIONS DAY + MANIAXE + ESPIONAGE + STORMTIDEThe most electrifying band in all of entertainment. Whilst that is indeed a bold statement and not necessarilly entirely true, there is still no doubt that Tassie's Melodic Metallers TABERAH are a whole lotta fun live. It's been a while between Melbourne appearances so this special headlining set will definitely be one not to miss! Loudly and proudly brought to you by Metal Evilution, Espionage Bookings and Screaming Symphony.
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Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00pm, 18+

CEMETERY URN

W/Winter Deluge (NZ), AK-11, Sarfaust

Death Metal
Cemetery Urn, Winter Deluge (NZ), AK-11, Sarfaust Cemetery Urn was formed in the Australian summer 2006, by Andrew Gillon (Abominator, Bestial Warlust) and Damon Bloodstorm (Corpse Molestation/Bestial Warlust, Abominator, Kutabare). The band was primarily created to conjure Death Metal that was later to be labeled "Barbaric Australian Death Metal". Matt 'Skitz' Sanders (Damaged, Sadistic Execution, Destroyer 666), was recruited to Command the drums.
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Thursday, February 5, at 8:00pm, 18+

HARM'S WAY

W/Legions + Special Guests

hardcore
HARM'S WAY AUSTRALIA TOUR FEB 2015 Chicago wrecking ball harm's way are set to take to stages Australia wide in Feb, with National support from Sydney Legions, this absolute force will tear through Perth and Adelaide before ripping up the East Coast. A plethora of local talent bolsters this already formidable combo.
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Thursday, Febuary 12 at 8pm

THE ESTRANGED (SWEDEN)

W/Kromosom, RIP Fucker, Extinct Exist & Soma Coma

Post Punk
The Estranged// Infinite Void east coast tour FEB A little research finds The Estranged’s sound is often compared to that of The Cure and/or Echo & The Bunnymen. While this is perchance a bit lazy, it is not at all inaccurate. That is to say, in addition to the previously mentioned post-punk and death-rock, they do incorporate vibrant rudiments that recall the gothic romanticism of early ‘80s British college rock.
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Saturday, February 14 at 7:00pm, 18+

MANHUNT (QLD) LP RELEASE

W/Trench Sisters, Headless Death, Sick Machine & Rmvlst

hardcore / punk
MANHUNT (QLD), TRENCH SISTERS, HEADLESS DEATH, SICK MACHINE & RMVLST @ BENDIGO HOTEL, 14TH FEBRUARYLethal Dose Records Presents: The Punk/grind bandits that brought you the dirtiest split 7'' of 2014 are here to tour up the East Coast of Aus, and leave behind a trail of anger and force along the way. Manhunt's first full length 12'' will be available for purchase and you can hear the two released tracks here
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Sunday, Febuary 15 at 6pm, 18+

CJ RAMONE

AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2015

Punk Rock
CJ Ramone Australian Tour 2015 In 1989, CJ Ramone walked into one of the toughest jobs in the history of rock & roll - he took over as bassist with punk rock icons the Ramones. CJ proved he was more than up to the task. CJ and his band - including Steve Soto and Dan Root (Adolescents) on guitars and Pete Soso (Street Dogs) on drums - celebrated the 25th anniversary of his joining of the Ramones with a new album
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Friday, March 6, at 8:00pm, 18+

CLOWNS

'Bad Blood' CD/LP Launch Tour w/ American Sharks (US)

rock / metal
Clowns 'Bad Blood' CD/LP Launch Tour w/ American Sharks (US) Melbourne scuzz-punkers CLOWNS have carved out a bloody impressive little niche for themselves over the past few years. Somewhere along the highway they've managed to cook up a ripping new full length, due out February 20 via Poison City Records. They've booked a mega national headline tour to launch it, with special US guests American Sharks.
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Monday, March 9, at 8:00pm, (AA)

CLOWNS

'Bad Blood' CD/LP Launch Tour w/ American Sharks (US)

rock / metal
Clowns 'Bad Blood' CD/LP Launch Tour w/ American Sharks (US) Melbourne scuzz-punkers CLOWNS have carved out a bloody impressive little niche for themselves over the past few years. Somewhere along the highway they've managed to cook up a ripping new full length, due out February 20 via Poison City Records. They've booked a mega national headline tour to launch it, with special US guests American Sharks.
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Saturday, March 14 at 8:00pm

MASS CONFUSION

W/Sanctum, Omega & Metal Is The Law

Heavy Metal
MERMorial feat: MASS CONFUSION, SANCTUM, OMEGA and METAL IS THE LAW For the first time in over 20 YEARS Melbourne Thrash pioneers Mass Confusion and Sanctum reform for a night of old school metal mayhem...Melbourne style. This event celebrates the life of Melbourne metal icon Merm Sauzier guitarist of local legends No Remorse and Persecution.
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Saturday, April 25 at 8:00pm, 18+

MIDNIGHT

Headless Horseman presents: No Mercy Down Under Tour W/Bastardizer + Supports TBA

Metal / Rock
Midnight - No Mercy Down Under Tour Headless Horseman presents: No Mercy Down Under! Midnight, Cleveland's hooded prophets of Mayhemic Destruction return down under for the first time since 2012. Hot off the release of their No Mercy for Mayhem album, Midnight are ready to rip, shit, and bust in New Zealand and Australia!
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