Boys are made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails; girls are made of ROCK. Queens of Noize is a female-fuelled rock extravaganza that originated out of Bendigo. It made its Melbourne debut in 2014 and in 2015 will make stops in Sydney and Newcastle, with plans to swing by Adelaide and Brisbane at some point as well. Here we focus on Bendigo. Such is the amount of rock involved the event has to take place over two nights. Sub Rosa, Mercury White, The Mantelopes, Schikain, Stacy – V and Neurotik Trendz line up on January 30, while Virtue, Erin Shay, The Beautiful Monument, Calling Utopia, Agnoskere, Bad Uncle and Stacy – V line up on January 31. Mercury White lends from bands including Muse, Bloc Party and Arcade Fire to create their indie-pop wall of sound. Formed in 2010, the band has shared stage time with the Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels, Getaway Plan, Red Ink, Amy Meredith, Evermore, British India and Art vs. Science to name just a few. In August the band placed fourth at Germany’s Taurbertal Festival World Final. Your venue is Music Man, one of Bendigo’s finest exponents of live music. For those about to rock, we salute you.