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Desert Kingdom

W/Stonethroat, Black Knight Satellite, Centralia

Heavy Stoner Rock dudes Desert Kingdom. Sludge Doom men Stonethroat. Melodic Rock band Black Knight Satellite. Alternative Metal guys Centralia - Band Riffs aplenty to be sampled in this Sunday Sesh. 3:15PM Centralia, 4:00PM Black Knight Satellite, 4:45PM Stone Throat, 5:30PM Desert Kingdom Doors 3PM, $10 Entry, 18+

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GEO - December Show!

prog / rock

Groovy, Funk-alicious Prog Rock lightly seasoned with darkness and eccentricity: GEO are a 4 piece band from Melbourne formed in 2016 whose music contains an eclectic array of musical elements including Progressive Rock & Metal, Jazz, Funk and Fusion - perhaps most eloquently described by an impassioned, inebriated audience member as “bloody Frank Zappa on steroids!”. Geo’s debut EP Alien Fingers will be beaming down Autumn 2019.

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I don't like mondays

W/student night, $10 jugs of Skull Lager & $5 shots, Every Monday from 3pm
cheap n cheerful / treat yoself

I don't like Mondays... Tell me why. Don't miss out on student nights at The Bendi... Take a break from all that study with $10 jugs of Skull Lager & $5 shots! From 3pm every Monday! You've earned this study break. Plus live music & DJs.

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The Belair Lip Bombs - EP Launch

W/White Vans, Fuzzrays, The Gurdies
surf / rock / psych / punk

Finally! Melbourne 4 piece The Belair Lip Bombs release their Debut EP as they gear up for exciting times ahead in 2019. Featuring 6 impressive tracks recorded by Andy Simpson at Singing Bird Studios in Frankston and mastered by Mikey Young. A lot of work has gone into this and it is time to celebrate with a huge gig to cap off a killer year. Check out their new single Time on Tix $12 +bf (link) $15 door

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Murder One; A Night for Lemmy

W/Flash Tattoos, BBQ, Hellequin Merch and $5 Jack n Cokes all day and Night
A Party for Lemmy

Melbournes traditional homage to the man, the myth, The Legend, Lemmy Kilmeister. The 28th December marks the date of Lemmys' tragic passing and The Bendi is once again hosting this shindig as a means to Celebrate Motorhead and The man! FREE ENTRY 3PM-3AM. live covers from local rockers you know and love!. Flash Tattoos, BBQ, Hellequin Merch and $5 Jack n Cokes all day and Night. Its a tradition, its loose.

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W/Vile Apparition, Lost Talk, Fornicatador, Evoker
Metal / Punk

Formed at the start of 2016, Unbound have been non-stop since their first show in August later that year having done multiple tours interstate, playing the big cities and the small ones with the number of shows out of town far outweighing the ones at home. and now over a year later Unbound return to the Bendigo Hotel for another inundation of volume and astral projection with special guest Nick Senger a.k.a. Alzheimer Blanks (Brando's Island) on synth and electronics.

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FIREBALLS - New years Eve! 2018


FIREBALLS! DESECRATOR! DEAD CITY RUINS! WTF is going on on NYE? We all ask in the hope someone will know. Well, THE BENDIGO HOTEL has the answer and the HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN. Three of Melbourne's HARDEST HITTING HEADLINERS are coming together to fuse PSYCHOBILLY, METAL and ROCK into the biggest LINE OF SPEED Collingwood has ever seen... Get a pre-sale ticket and GET READY TO PARTY.

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W/Planet of the 8s, Grasshole, Saturn 3

Olmeg will be giving 2019 an early kick in the guts at the Bendigo Hotel on January 5th. An awesome lineup of bands are joining the guts kicking, namely Planet of the 8s, Grasshole, and Saturn3. Come down and give the festive season one last knock on the head before entering 2019's daily grind!

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Australian Kingswood Factory

W/Apprehension Avenue, The Murderballs, Saint Killed Her, Dead Transmission (debut album)
Punk n Roll / Rock / Psychobilly

Starting off 2019 the right way, Saint Killed Her presents Australian Kingswood Factory at the bendi. Headlined by none other than the obvious Australian Kingswood Factory, An iconic Melbourne Punk n Roll band who need no introduction, just straight up rock n roll, watch em n dig em, you'll be glad you did. Chances are you're already a fan. $10 bucks on the door.

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Hollow World

W/Triple Kill, Toxicon, Atomic Death Squad, Chasing the Void!

Hollow World are embarking on their first international tour, supporting fellow Australians, Psycroptic and Aversions Crown, alongside Slovenian shredders Within Destruction and fellow Victorians, Hadal Maw. After touring Australia extensively over the last five years, and supporting international bands like The Black Dahlia Murder, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Revocation, Fallujah, At The Gates and Aborted, Hollow World are jumping at the chance to take their brand of melodic death metal to an international level.

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Harms Way

W/Honest Crooks

Destroy All Lines Present Harms Way Posthuman Australian Tour, with special guests, Honest Crooks Tuesday 15th January Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne 18+ Doors 7:30 PM. Tickets: $25 + Booking Fee. Tickets On Sale Friday 30th November @ 10am

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Sumeru - Summon Destroyer Album Launch

W/Lo!, Descent, Munt
Heavy Metal / Doom / Stoner

Young Henrys Presents. Sumeru's Summon Destroyer - Album Launch Tour w/Lo! Descent & more. The beer lords at Young Henrys present an absolute sludge master fest as Oz riff giants Sumeru launch their new album Summon Destroyer; alongside fellow Sydney sledgehammer's Lo! & Brisbane grind merchants Descent.

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W/Malichor, Butterfly, 180 Proof
Metal / black thrash

Malichor (Mal-i-kor), whose name translates to - tainted blood of gods was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2007. Drawing inspiration from legendary black/thrash outfits such as Venom, Celtic Frost, Kreator (early), Slayer (early), Desaster & Destroyer 666, the band set about creating its own unique brand of blackened thrash metal.

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Fall And Resist - Album Launch

W/Blunt Shovel, Naberus, Fall and Resist, AMODERNDEATH, Nemesium

Fall and Resist released an album this year, Fading Cinders and to celebrate, they're throwing a party in Melbourne with a bunch of awesome bands! 11:05 – 11:35 – Blunt Shovel, 10:20 – 10:50 – Naberus, 9:15 – 10:05 – Fall and Resist, 8:30 – 9:00 – AMODERNDEATH, 7:45 – 8:15 – Nemesium

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Chainsaw (SWE)

W/In Malice's Wake, Mason, Maniaxe

Chainsaw is a four piece, based in Stockholm, Sweden. The band was founded in 2003 with the ambition to play pure thrash metal in the vein of legendary bands such as Slayer, Exodus and Forbidden. Chainsaw delivers a full on thrash metal assault, focused on technical prowess, without compromising the primitive brutality that is the essence of thrash metal. The band has built up a solid reputation as a powerful live act performing at break neck speeds with energy second to none.

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Supersuckers - SELLING FAST!


A party band at heart, donning cowboy hats and kicking out a gleefully trashy brand of throttling, rockabilly-flavored garage punk. Supersuckers lyrics are raucous, over-the-top celebration of all the attendant evils of rock & roll - sex, booze, drugs, Satan, and whatever other vices the band could think of, all glorified with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Save for an abrupt and temporary detour into hardcore honky tonk, their approach stayed relatively consistent through the 90s, as did their quality control. With special guests Grindhouse & more to be announced!

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Sasquatch- Melbourne (VIC)


SASQUATCH SIGHTINGS ARE HAPPENING ON AUSTRALIA SOIL MARCH 2019 SoCal's Sasquatch are debuting their fuzzrock upon the East Coast of Australia in March 2019. After releasing 5 albums since 2004, touring extensively in the USA Stoned and Dusted, Psycho Las Vegas and SXSW, also touring around Europe including premium Rock Music festivals; Desertfest and Stoned From The Underground, Sasquatch are finally writng an Australian chapter to their Rock n Roll adventure.

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Guttermouth - only melbourne show

W/supports tba

Guttermouth are back in their second home - one melbourne show only. Many years and albums later, we are still on the go. In a time where bands take breaks in order to have reunion tours along with all types of marketing gimmicks, Guttermouth continues to tour much of the year with no plans on stopping.

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Primitive Man

metal / heavy metal

With the release of SCORN in 2013, PRIMITIVE MAN set a new benchmark for heaviness within the metal scene. This was followed by a string of splits and EPs until the highly anticipated release of CAUSTIC in 2017. Now this uncompromising wall of soul-crushing blackened doom hits Australian shores for 4 nights only. Limited early bird hard copy tickets are now available from the Impure Sounds Big Cartel store for the special price of $30!

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Zebrahead USA + Death By Stereo USA

W/supports tba
Punk / Thrash / HC

Arrest Records Australia, Finley Drumsticks and Stand Your Grounds presents a double header with Zebrahead and Death By Stereo returning to Australia together. Both bands will be performing new material with each band playing an hour long set.

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ANATOMY - WHERE Angels DIE, Album launch

W/supports tba
Death Metal

Melbourne Australia 1994. ANATOMY began to write new Material for an Album. Entering Plant Room Studio to record a Promo Under the Wings and then in July 1995 the Full Length Entitled Where Angels Die. The Album was Finally Released by Modern Invasion Music in 1997. This One Off Show is a Start to Finish of the Lp which we have Never have played in Total. With Special Guests TBA.

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