Nostalgic shoegaze, hyperpop-metal and big pop bops: Bergy Bandroom is a must-visit for tunes in June

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Nostalgic shoegaze, hyperpop-metal and big pop bops: Bergy Bandroom is a must-visit for tunes in June

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Words by Staff Writer

The Bergy is one of the best mid-sized venues in Melbourne and June is no exception - absolutely packed with talent.

Read on to get the down-low on a few highlights from the Bergy Bandroom.

The Ascended

●      Saturday 1st June

●      With Abreact, Escarion & Werewolf

Hailing from Warrnambool and Melbourne, four-piece metal outfit The Ascended play melodic, groove and thrash metal that transcends the metal genre itself. With breakdowns that make your ankles fall off and peaks that will melt your eyeballs back into your skull, you’re sure to get your money’s worth at this gig. Supported by hardcore outfit Abreact, death metal group Escarion and heavy artist Werewolf.


●      Friday 7th June

●      With Naaki Soul (QLD), Propaine & Crawling

Influenced by the twinkly guitar rock of the 90s, Gush produce a new-age version of the nostalgic shoegaze and indie scene of old. With big fuzzy guitars that contradict the clean effervescent intros, heavily reverbed vocals and thrashy garage drums – Gush are like floating in a dream. Supported on the night by alternative artist Naaki Soul, shoegaze dreamers Propaine, and post-hardcore group Crawling.

Gangrene Dream

●      Sunday 9th June

●      With Crimson Caravan, Dead Beat & Early Morning Syndrome

Hop aboard the wave that’s riding straight into the Bergy on the 9th of June. Gangrene Dream will be splashing about with their enigmatic take on the surf punk genre (a new-wave of the genre, if you will). When jangly surf rock tones meld into a rough, aggressive punk rock explosion you know you’ve hit the right place. Supported by pysch rockers Crimson Caravan, sludge punkers Dead Beat and alternative garage rock band Early Morning Syndrome.


●      Thursday 13th June

●      With Heartline & Vermont

Hyperpop-metal heavy hitters Windwaker are ready to set the Bergy Bandroom into overdrive this June. Their music screams for sweat to be emitted and energy to explode – like the feeling of 3 red bulls flowing straight to your head. When you wake up on the 13th of June, don’t expect to go to sleep for a few days – you’ll be partying all night and the flow won’t stop there. Supported by melodic metalcore crew Heartline and melodic alt-rock outfit Vermont.

Chey Jordan

●      Friday 14th June

●      With Delvy & Nick Keogh

The emotional toil that Chey Jordan produces through his music is not to be snuffed at. Chey writes music that is personal and intimate, and you notice that straight away. His alt-rock anthems are sure to have the Bergy in fits of both tears and applause. Supported by indie artist Delvy and folk-pop songwriter Nick Keogh.

Malibu Spacey

●      Saturday 15th June

●      With Kelsey Jean & The Bad Health, Curly & The Fringe

Jangly indie rockers Malibu Spacey play music reminiscent of classic 70s rock – pretty and delicate vocal lines surrounded by wholesome lyrics and thick warm guitar tones (evident in the 12 string heavy tracks). Supported on the 15th of June by the folk psychedelia of Kelsey Jean & The Bad Health, and folk rockers Curly & The Fringe.


●      Saturday 15th June

●      With RinRin

Hypnotic, exasperating and punchy – Reliqa are a major force to be reckoned with, producing progressive metalcore that has stamped their feet permanently on the industry. You’ll shake your head until it flies off, and then it’ll probably continue to shake on its own – such is the energy of Reliqa. Supported by pop-punk/metal up-and-comer RinRin, this is sure to be a night of pure adrenaline.

Jordie Tomas

●      Thursday 20th June

●      With Charly Oakley, Kara May Sims, Charlotte Dirckze, Disgraceful, Paris Sims, Alex Mulcahy

A big night of pop bops is on the cards come 20th of June at the Bergy. Jordie Tomas’s sonic pop music is effortlessly relatable and will get you immediately in the feels. With electronic beats and contagious hooks, you don’t stand a chance. Huge lineup with Charly Oakley, Kara May Sims, Charlotte Dirckze, Disgraceful, Paris Sims and Alex Mulcahy all jumping on the bill.


●      Friday 28th June

High energy Australiana, indie rock 5-piece Marvell are making waves in the music industry. Their riff-heavy dance rock is almost impossible not to move to. It’s also music that just makes you happy, which is extremely hard to achieve. You’ll be clapping along, moving your feet and shaking your shoulders – what a way to enter the weekend!

Top This! – Fundraiser for Mack’s Top Surgery

●      Saturday 29th June

●      Vigilantonie, Genuine Fake, Buzz & The Pickups, Ida Entity, TRASH, Theresa Problem, Paox, Kirby and Alex Mac

A stacked lineup of bands, drag performances and DJs are coming out in support for this showcase fundraiser event, where all proceeds go towards helping Mack finance his top surgery. Featuring alt-pop songstress Vigilantonie, 5-piece alt-pop band Genuine Fake and fuzzy alt-rockers Buzz & The Pickups. Drag performances from Ida Entity, TRASH and Theresa Problem, and DJ sets from Paox, Kirby and Alex Mac to end the night.

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This article was made in partnership with Bergy Bandroom.