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Melbourne Scene Kids Have Gone Full Emo Because Bang! Is Closing

Written by Emmy Mack on May 29, 2018

Yesterday’s shock news that Melbourne nightclub Bang! is closing after 12 years has us all embracing our inner emo.

Social media has exploded with devo punters expressing their grief, and TBH we’re right there with you all:

https://twitter.com/mickles7/status/1001133924825747456

https://twitter.com/BeyondRob/status/1001074064163717122

Promoters announced the bittersweet news on Facebook last night with an official event counting down the final ten weeks of the weekend alt-bash and — yep — they’re planning to go out with a ~BANG~

“We’re going to have some huge surprise bands, DJs, guests and reunions planned for this final 10 weeks,” promoters promise.

Yep, it’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN.

One of their remaining shows includes this epic Simpsons-themed metal party dubbed ‘Homerpalooza’, which includes free donuts, alcoholic squishees, Duff Beer and a headlining set by Springfield-themed doom band, Dr. Colossus.

However, promoters also promise that “this won’t be the last you see of us”.

“We’ve got some super special and amazing things in the works which we can’t wait to tell you about very soon,” they write. “But for now we’re going to throw some of the biggest, best and craziest parties to send us off in style.”

Meanwhile, at least some of Melbourne’s mascara-stained tears have been washed away by the news that Sydney emo party AM//PM is expanding to Melbourne (and Brisbane) with a killer pop-punk lineup this June.

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