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THIS WEEKEND AT THE BENDIGO
This weekend at The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood check out Abrasion with Dark Earth, Nemesium and Blunt Shovel on Friday June 5 from 8pm, and Party Vibez with Release The Hounds, Beaver, Tigers, Goon On The Rocks and Foxtrot on Sunday June 6 at 7pm, $15. Both shows are 18+
 
SHEFEST
SheFest is an awesome event happening on the Queen's Birthday holiday, Monday June 8 at Mr Boogie Man Bar celebrating female-fronted rock bands and musicians. Playing are Sarah Eida, Thrasher Jynx, 4tress, Kill TV, Wild Violet and Dear Stalker. 4pm start, $10 entry.
 
LINDEMANN RELEASES PRAISE ABORT
Lindemann, the project of Rammstein singer Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren (Pain, Hypocrisy) will release its long-awaited debut album Skills In Pills on June 19, globally on Warner Music. It’s available for pre-order now, and the single Praise Abort is out now.
 
VERUCA SALT RELEASE NEW ALBUM
For anyone who proudly head banged through Seether, who pogo’d along to Volcano Girls, who picked up a Gibson Les Paul guitar after seeing the band’s epically fierce live show, this one’s for you. Veruca Salt – original members Nina Gordon (guitar/vocals), Louise Post (guitar/vocals), Steve Lack (bass) and Jim Shapiro (drums) – will release their first full-length album of new material since 1996. The album, entitled Ghost Notes, was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Brad Wood, who helmed the band’s seminal, platinum-selling debut, American Thighs. Ghost Notes will be released on July 10 on El Camino Records. Fans who pre-order Ghost Notes via iTunes will receive two instant downloads; the brilliant opening track The Gospel According To Saint Me plus the album’s first single Laughing in the Sugar Bowl.
 
RECLINK COMMUNITY CUP LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
Joining the previously announced appearance of one of Australia’s most revered musicians Adalita (who will be performing with her powerhouse band of Lewis Boyes, Matt Bailey and Dan McKay) will be the shimmering and mesmerising melancholic pop of Melbourne trio Pearls who are bound to capture the crowd’s attention with their tantalising, hypnotic stage presence. The 19-piece Public Opinion Afro Orchestra will set the place alight with their infectious afro-beat grooves melded with African funk. Also gracing the stage will be Melbourne based swampy horror rock aficionados Graveyard Train, who will deliver their own special blend of frenetic foot stomping country music destined to stir up the crowd at Elsternwick Park. Kicking things off at noon is Ally Spazzy’s Kiddyrock and the Cool Bananas, who will be performing their rock‘n’roll jam sessions especially for the kids. And for the first time ever punters can purchase their Reclink Community Cup tickets online via Oztix presales at www.oztix.com.au, which are available now. Entry is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 16.
 
ANOTHER NEW REFUSED SONG
Refused has shared a second new song from their new album, Freedom, which you can hear at The Guardian’s website now. The album was produced by Nick Launay (Gang Of Four, Silverchair, Midnight Oil, Grinderman, Nick Cave and Arcade Fire). The tracks Elektra and 366 were produced and co-written by fellow Swede and long-time Refused fan Shellback, who has scored eight No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 with artists such as Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Kesha and Backstreet Boys. Freedom is out on June 26 via Epitaph.
 
I AM DUCKEYE HIT THE ROAD IN HI VIZ
Leading up to their seventh year together, I Am Duckeye are heading out in June/ July for a string of shows from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast with many cities and regional towns in between. It’s all in support of the limited edition 7” single of crowd favourite Hi Viz. The B-side features Sydney punk band The Berkshire Hunting Club, with their hit song Fruit and Nut. Catch them at Cherry Bar on Tuesday June 30, and at Musicman in Bendigo with Chase The Ace, Tragic Earth, Ergasia and Navy Blue on Saturday July 4.
 
ROCK’N’ROLL SATURDAYS
The newly opened Cellar Bar in St Kilda (below the Newmarket Hotel at 34 Inkerman St) is hosting Rock'n'Roll Saturdays once a month. Curated by local rock legend Mark of The Mercy Kills, every month brings a night of original rock and roll music. On Saturday June 13 catch The Lockhearts, Atomic Riot and Exile.