BADGERS are bringing their summertime psychedelic grooves to The Tote front bar every Saturday arvo/evening throughout January! Kicking things off on January 4th from 5:00pm - Bluey will be treating us to a solo set of amazing tunes featured on his new EP followed by the riff-heavy doom queens SPAWN. Entry is FREE so we'll see you there!
Their animal namesake might be shy and retiring, but Melbourne’s BADGERS lean more towards taking after their spiritual totemic symbolism: aggressive self-expression. Formed and bonded over a mutual love of ‘60s pop and partying - along with an appreciation for ‘70s wallpaper - BADGERS pretzel twist spare barebones rock and hazy paisegaze pop back in on themselves, emerging with a piercing, spiralling rock’n’roll that swings like a playset in a hurricane.
Following a busy period which included an exciting lineup change, Dal Santo return for their first show of the year. Having just announced stick master Sunny Dial as a permanent member of the band, their live shows have gotten more energetic than ever. To add to the excitement, the band entered the studio earlier this month and have been playing new material at their shows. This will be their biggest headline slot to date. They’ll be taking on the Tote band room for the first time.
As we are all very aware, dozens of wildlife shelters and carers around the state that have been affected by the Victorian bushfires and extreme heat events. We've noticed a lot of events like this popping up and really need to chip in and do our bit to help out.
All proceeds from this gig with be donated to Wildlife Victoria to help rebuild enclosures and equipment that they have lost in the fires so that they can continue their lifesaving work, and support those that are struggling to cope with the enormous number of animals that will need care in the coming weeks and months.