While members of Offspring of Convicts hail from all parts of eastern Australia, Melbourne is where they connected. With its rich history of music, the city became the perfect home for a bunch of blokes who wanted to play rock music the way it should be played – hard, fast, loud … and with lots of jumping on the stage. They have only been together since the beginning of 2014 but have done a fine job in building a solid fan base, with venues including The Tote, The Espy and Revolver Upstairs already ticked off the checklist. Think the passion of Powderfinger mixed with the energy of Jet and the raw abandon of AC/DC. Music Man, Bendigo – April 18 & May 9.