TOTE ROCKS 40 - DESERT HIGHWAYS PRESENTS: HOLY SMOKE II feat: Neptune Power Federation + Seedy Jeezus + Nuada + Mountains of Madness + Planet Of the 8's [bandroom] Second Idol 'Defence Mechanisms' EP launch w/ The Cars That Ate Paris + Full Fleshed [upstairs]


7:15 pmFriday, 22 April 2022



61-71 Johnston Street Collingwood

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Desert Highways presents the very second edition of Holy Smoke! A mini-fest featuring some of Australia’s best psych, stoner, and fuzz bands at the legendary Tote Hotel! We’re really stoked on this line-up and know it’s going to be a massive night! Presale tickets are available now!


The Neptune Power Federation (NSW)

Seedy Jeezus


Mountains of Madness (TAS)

Planet of the 8s

Presale tickets - $20.

Door on the night - $25.

Doors: 8pm.

The Neptune Power Federation (NSW):

Like all great threats to decency, the church of The Neptune Power Federation was born far from the tired gaze of the masses. Operating out of dive bars and biker clubhouses, playing to troubled souls with dirty hair and crude intentions, their high volume psychedelic gospel spreads like a glorious subterranean infection.

Seedy Jeezus:

Once referred to as “The Bearded Shamen of Riffology” Seedy Jeezus take the beast that is 60s psych and meld it to the throbbing corpse of 70s rock. Renowned for never playing the same show twice and breaking off into ferocious jams and improvisations. “What the audience receives is a fully fledged rock and roll demon leaping down from the stage and racing around the room” - Sarah Kidd, Ambient Light.


Sludgy, groovy, B-tuned riffs, spacey guitar solos, and big hooks, Nuada is a band comprised of Melbourne rock stalwarts.

Mountains of Madness (TAS):

Beer-fuelled sludgy bullshit rock from Glenorchy Tasmania, Australia.

Planet of the 8s:

Desert stoner rock out of Melbourne, Australia… riffs in high places, groovy af.


Hailing from Inner Western Sydney, and founded by vocalist and guitarist Kate Olivia in 2017, Second Idol (formerly Bruise Pristine) delivers alternative rock-inspired stompers addressing empowerment, diversity, political cynicism and queerness. Ruthless and unapologetic, Second Idol have been making an impact on the Sydney live music scene delivering intense live performances through their fondness for fuzz pedals and fusion of alternative rock, post-punk, grunge and shoegaze influences.

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