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Live Review : The Bennies at Max Watt’s, Melbourne – June 24, 2016

Review by Ben Connolly
The Bennies at Max Watt's, Melbourne - June 24, 2016 Photographer: Annie Wilson
If a word-cloud was done on The Bennies’ song lyrics, it would be a short but exhilarating list. With a subject matter focussed almost exclusively on hedonistic pursuits, the lyrics rarely venture outside the life of of a constant party, and the best ways in which to get there. The band’s live show is a perfect personification of that single-minded pursuit; their sold-out hometown gig at Max Watt’s to kick off their triumphant national tour is a masterclass in shambolic, euphoric pleasure seeking. And it’s as intoxicating as the substances they croon about.
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The Bennies Australian tour 2016 with Clowns & Axe Girl! **Local Supports Announced**

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The Bennies head off on their biggest tour to date in a week’s time and they are excited to announce a bunch of local legends will be joining the tour. Visiting each of the states and territories around the country, from June ‘till the end of July, the tour sees The Bennies joined by label mates Clowns and Perth’s Axe Girl along with the huge list of local supports below. Presented by triple j tickets are on sale now.
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RISE AGAINST – Australian & New Zealand headline shows – December 2015

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They’re one of punk rock’s biggest bands and they’re headed our way this December – Chicago four-piece Rise Against return to Australia this summer, joined by very special guests Clowns and Outright.
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GINGERFEST – Second Line-Up Announcement!

gingerfest The hardworking organisers of December’s inaugural GINGERFEST fundraising mini-festival are simply stoked to unveil the second batch of acts on their bumper punk rock line-up. With tickets already selling fast for this most important and tantalising of events, these additions will surely spell a full house.

Gingerfest is an exceptional and highly anticipated all day event conceptualised in memory of Canberra man Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber, who was tragically murdered in late 2013. Known widely and affectionately as ‘The Ginger Ninja’, Nicholas was a long-time and much loved stalwart of the Canberra punk rock community. A cooperative of Sofer-Schreiber’s friends from all corners of the punk rock community have banded together to raise vital funds for Vision Australia in his name, through GINGERFEST.
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