Playing their part in the revival of Melbourne’s live music scene.
Since restrictions have eased enough for Melbourne’s live music venues to host gigs again, The Bendigo Hotel have been on the front foot, filling up their bill weeks in advance and offering the opportunity for musicians to return to the stage.
Tonight, Melbourne’s beloved rock and metal cauldron will cut the ribbon when they host their first gig back as part of their Venue Re-Opening Party, featuring sets from frantic punks Wolfpack and rock’n’rollers The Stripp.
The gig sold out in four minutes when it was first announced so The Bendi announced another show the next night, with Wolfpack to be joined by Protospasm. This has since sold out too.
If ticket sales are anything to go by, it’s clear Melburnians are salivating at the return of live music. As such, The Bendigo have teamed up with local promoting legends Your Mate Bookings to put on a new “monthly gathering” aptly titled F#*k this, I’m going to The Bendi.
As part of this, the venue have revealed four gigs so far with the first two going down on Friday November 27 and Saturday November 28. These shows have already sold out and will see “psychedelic blues doom warriors” Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows perform both nights and be supported by Fuzz Meadows on night one and Slypon on night two.
While tickets are no longer available for any of the aforementioned shows, punters still have the opportunity to head along and see Mammon’s Throne and The Balls on Friday December 4.
To round out the current shows under the F#*k this, I’m going to The Bendi banner come local psych legends The Black Heart Death Cult for a matinee and late show on Saturday December 12. For this, they’ll be joined by Grey Mantis (matinee show) and Buried Feather (late show).
It doesn’t appear that these shows are happening exactly by the month, but fuck it, live music’s back so who really cares?!
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Find out more via The Bendigo Hotel’s Facebook page.
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