Fuse Youth Cafe

Location: 25 Wakefield Ave, Sumner

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Current Status: Running!

Active as a live music venue: 2001 –

Bookings: Email Fuse

Website: Fuse Website

Capacity: Around 80?

Fuse Youth Cafe is Christian-focused Youth Centre in Sumner that regularly hosts events for teens and even pre-teen kids. As one of a dwindling supply of all-age friendly venues in Christchurch, over the years it has hosted a number of general admission events with a broad appeal – without any Christian focus.

The Tiger Tones at Fuse

Events I’ve seen at Fuse include early shows by Black Market Art, Jimmy Zoom and the Beytown GriftersThe Tiger Tones,  Bang! Bang! Eche!, and Not So Experimental, plus US duo The Evens – i.e. the current group of Fugazi-frontman Ian McKaye.

The Evens at Fuse Poster

History

The Fuse Youth Centre was started in 2001 by the Shoreline Youth Trust and has developed into a vibrant, multi-faceted space that exists to work with local youth to provide programmes, events and services for the young people of our community.

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Red Panda Prom

This was a rather mammoth event organized at Unlimited Paenga (High School) by the good folk at Red Panda. With Bang! Bang! Eche! bringing down the house after performances from youngins’ Sand Fly Bay, the ever poppy Jimmy Zoom and the Beytown Grifters, and a hastily arranged ‘Red Panda Prom Band’ that i must admit i was a member of. There’s a TON of photos from this event; i’m listing a bunch of the candid and band photos that Fran and I both took, plus there’ll be a series of ‘Prom Photos’ the very talented Nick Robinson setup very soon.

Click here for the Photoset.

Round Up Grand Final 2009

The Klap take it out! Excellent result and a tight fought contest with pre-show favorites the Klap victories in RDU’s annual (10th anniversary) band competition at the Dux de Lux. Tiny Paper Daggers were a close 2nd I reckon – the strength of their song ‘Unicorn’ just about taking it, but I think the Klap were a great choice. Runners up were blues showman’s Denmark Street, The Bizarre new Dave Mulcahy project Sexy Animals, and thebigcity favorites Jimmy Zoom and the Beytown Grifters.

Click here for the photoset.