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Footscray’s home of live music The Reverence Hotel will celebrate their third birthday this weekend with a killer lineup of bands to rattle the foundations of the venue. The Peep Tempel, Lincoln LeFevre, Super Best Friends, Hoodlum Shouts, Georgia Maq, Foxtrot, Deafcult and Kissing Both will lend their many talents to the celebrations. Make sure you head down and sample their fine Mexican food selection as well. Happy birthday Reverence.
 
Buried in Verona recently revealed the ins and outs of their new album Vultures Above, Lions Below and they’ve now confirmed they’ll be touring in support of the album throughout September. You can catch them smashing out an overage and underage set at the Evelyn on the Friday September 18 and Saturday September 19 respectively. Hand Of Mercy and Polaris will lend their support for the national jaunt, which is on sale now.
 
The Reverence Hotel will host a Tony Sly Tribute Show on August 1, in which some local acts will show their appreciation for the fallen musical hero. The Ramshackle Army, Secondhand Squad, The Suicide Tuesdays, Coffin Wolf, Agent 27 and more will play from 4.30pm in the afternoon. Tickets are just $5 and all profits go to the Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids.
 
Rise Against are coming back for some more massive shows and they’ve convinced some of Melbourne’s finest to join them as national supports. It’s so rad to hear that punk rockers Clowns and hardcore legends Outright will be opening up proceedings at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday December 2.
 
New Jersey math metal legends The Dillinger Escape Plan will return to Australia next month with a handful of East Coast shows with thanks to Soundwave Touring. Surprisingly, they’re playing at the relatively teeny Prince Bandroom on Friday August 28. You can get your tickets from oztix from this Friday. They’ll disappear pretty quickly.
 
Pennywise have well and truly jumped on the old retrospective bandwagon. After releasing an album of old tracks re-recorded and released last year, this year they’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of their massive album About Time. They’ll bring the anniversary show to Australia this September, playing 170 Russell on September 28 with their bros in anti-capitalism Anti-Flag.
 
Poison City Records will get their turn to celebrate their Label Of Love as part of this year’s Leaps and Bounds Festival. You can see The Meanies, Screamfeeder, Flour and Pale Heads this Thursday July 16 at the Shadow Electric.