From cyber hardcore to ‘citrus rock’: The Bergy Bandroom’s banger January

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From cyber hardcore to ‘citrus rock’: The Bergy Bandroom’s banger January

Bergy Bandroom
Photo: Mature Themes
words by staff writer

Here's what's going down this month at the Bergy,.

Summer’s in full swing, which means it doesn’t matter if it’s a weekday – beers, bands and the Bergy are calling your name.

All January long, Brunsiwck’s Bergy Bandroom will be bumping with tunes. From rising local stars playing their debut headline show to war-weathered hardcore bands set to tear up the stage, each night is different. And there’s so much to choose from!

Keep up with the latest music news, features, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Below, we’re giving you the rundown of everything happening from January 12 until the end of the month. To check out everything the Bergy has on offer, have a look at their gig guide.

Lune ‘The Change Around Us & The Change In You’

  • Friday, January 12
  • With Earthbound, Silver Fang and Broken Earth

Melbourne’s own Lune (not to be confused with the famous croissanterie) is quickly becoming a rising star of the heavy scene. After touring with bands including Polaris, Alpha Wolf, Gravemind and Fit for a King, their live show is well-worn and not to be missed.

At the Bergy this weekend, they’ll be offering their vibrant take on metalcore alongside local favourites Earthbound, Silver Fang and Broken Earth.

Sonic Temple Rebirth Single Launch

  • Saturday, January 13
  • With Lasmassu and Reign Maker

Get ready to get psychedelic as these alt-rock local legends take over the Bergy for the release of their latest single (and their first-ever headline show!). Bringing chill-out stoner vibes paired with intricate prog-rock riffs and riveting drum solos, Sonic Temple are sure to deliver something special. They’ll be joined by Lasmassu and Reign Maker.

The Opals

  • Thursday, January 18
  • With Spill Kit and The Noise

Up-and-coming Melbourne blues rock band The Opals are set to take the stage alongside rock ‘n’ roll jammers Spill Kit and The Noise. Taking their inspiration from “all the best bands of the century”, The Opals have been performing at various venues across town since mid-2022.

Hacker 7-Inch Launch

  • Friday, January 19
  • With Enzyme, Vampire, Persecutor and Serpette

Get ready to go absolutely psychotic and crazy, because Melbourne cyber hardcore band Hacker is back with the release of their four-track album Psy Wi-Fi on vinyl.

Picking up where 2021’s Pick A Path began, the new album is a little more metal and a lot more extreme (if you can even imagine that). They’ll be offering up an earth-shattering set with Enzyme, Vampire, Persecutor and Serpette.

The Chevaliers

  • Saturday, January 20
  • With Kiss Asylum and Eat the Damn Orange

The Chevaliers will bring their quirky, fun, rockin’ sound to the Bergy. Formed in dive bars, their unique blend of influences have earned them rave reviews and packed dance floors. Joining them are Kiss Asylum, paying tribute to the unmasked Kiss of the 1980s, and Melbourne’s Eat the Damn Orange, a citrus-infused rock band for the slightly deranged.

Stefan West Happily Ever After Single Launch

  • Wednesday, January 24
  • With  J.Kagan and Riordan

Indie sensation Stefan West, originating from Geelong, Australia, will hit the Bergy stage for a big Wednesday jam. He’ll be joined by his friends and musical compatriots J.Kagan and Riordan for an acoustic celebration, marking the launch of his heartfelt new single Happily Ever After – a sneak peek into his upcoming album, Cambridge.

Beats for Peace


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  • Thursday, January 25
  • With Reality Never Dies, MC Melroid, Ali, Alireza, Fay, Romaan and DJ Luqman

Ali & Reality Never Dies (RND events) is hosting the Beats for Peace charity concert, uniting Melbourne’s underground R&B and hip-hop talents to support humanitarian causes in Palestine. With 100% of the profits going towards the cause,  this event serves a higher purpose — raising both funds and awareness for pressing issues.

Much Love to Berry Street Fundraiser

  • Saturday, January 27
  • With Skyscraper Stan, Mature Themes, The Bad Bad Randys, Dayzed, Emotion Picture, Carpal Tunnel and The Josh McCombe Band

Prepare for a night of diverse rock on Saturday, January 27, as Much Love returns with a stellar lineup, all in support of Berry Street. For over 140 years, Berry Street has been a cornerstone in providing essential services to children, young people and families.

This Australia-wide organization offers a broad spectrum of programs, including family violence support, education, trauma and parenting services. The musical feast encompasses psych, indie, noise, grunge, and blues rock.


  • Wednesday, January 31
  • With Backo and The Spares

Three local favourites have teamed up to bring a night of laid-back grooves. With a set of releases scheduled for 2024, Douzey is one to keep an eye on. She’ll be bringing her energetic and relatable tracks to the stage alongside regional Victorian indie rocker Backo and folk-inspired R&B group The Spares.

To keep up with what’s going on in the Bergy Bandroom, follow them here