Banding together

Kyneton band Lazer Lips. Left to right Luke Pender, Toby Orlando. Tom McMahon. Will Pain Pic Marco De Luca

By Esther Lauaki

Macedon talent is rocking out in a band tour around the region.

Freeza crews from Bendigo, Castlemaine and Kyneton have joined forces to bring the Calder Roadshow to young people in their towns.

The Roadshow will involve a show in Bendigo, Castlemaine and Kyneton featuring a homegrown band from each area.

Macedon punk rock band Lazerlips headlined the Kyneton show at the weekend and will support Stop That Mammoth, from Castlemaine, and Bendigo’s Nation Wild in the next two weeks.

Lazerlips front man Luke Pender said the band was glad to be playing to a home crowd and looked forward to touring.

Macedon Ranges council’s Music in the Sticks officer Natalie Korinfsky said the gigs were aimed at giving young people a drug-and-alcohol free music event to enjoy.

“It’s a really good opportunity for all of our bands to get some exposure and for young people to see live music in a safe, fun environment,” Ms Korinfsky said.

The Castlemaine show will be this Saturday, July 28, at the Old Castlemaine Gaol Mess Hall from 2pm, headlined by Stop That Mammoth.

A Bendigo show on Friday, August 3, at the Shamrock Hotel from 6pm, will be headlined by Nation Wild.

All events cost $5 entry.