Round Up Semi-Final

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The Log Cabin

Also known as:

Location: 448 Madras Street, St Albans

Current Status: No longer a venue

Active as a live music venue: 2000’s – 2010’s

Bar Manager: –



Capacity: –

All-Ages: House-Parties

Old and dilapidated wooden villa on Madras Street that functioned as a rather excellent venue for house parties and all-age events for a few years prior to the Canterbury Earthquakes in 2010 / 2011.

Occupied by a variety of individuals connected to Christchurch live music, student radio (RDU) and all-ages (Red Panda) scenes, the house was opened up for day time shows on the front-lawn or in the living room.

Chris Young of the Insurgents performing outside at the Log Cabin

The occupants lived through the 2010 / 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes, but eventually moved out – the owners then discovering how extensively damaged the building was – though the original building still stands as of 2017.

Former tenant, Red Panda member and RDU Sheep Technique DJ Eamonn Marra provided a (presumed) complete list of the acts that played the Log Cabin over the years:

  • Crackhouse 5
  • Ghostwork
  • Sleepy Age
  • (classic) Insurgents
  • The Hatemen
  • Valdera
  • Jeffrey and Jack Lewis
  • Wet Wings
  • Canterbury Rams
  • Body 125
  • Hypercolour
  • Thrill Collins
  • Tono and the Finance Company
  • Capsul
  • Delaney Davidson
  • Jack Hooker



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Goodshirt, Sleepy Age and RDU Round Up Winners: Ipswich

Sleepy Age at Dux Live
Sleepy Age at Dux Live
Goodshirt at Dux Live
Goodshirt at Dux Live



Ok, a couple of big shows at Dux Live this weekend; firstly Goodshirt returned after what seems like a decade, playing material from their to-be-released comeback EP plus a string of their catchy earlier singles.


Sleepy Age we’re just phenomenal in support, playing in a new line-up with three (sassy) backup singers. Check out the photos here.




Ipswich at Dux Live
Ipswich at Dux Live



The 2nd show was saturdays final of the RDU 2012 Round-Up band competition, won by the talented up-n-coming lads Ipswich.

Only got the chance to see Ipswich, but they were a lot of fun, with the crowd moshing around to ‘Alien vs. Sexual Predator’. Choice. Photos here.


The Sheep Technique: SheepTapeOne
The Sheep Technique: SheepTapeOne
My good friend Eamonn Marra is part of the crew who tookover from me as RDU’s Sheep Technique Host – the kiwi music show on Christchurch’s student radio station. anyway he’s recently put out a mixtape of a few kiwi songs, to complement the excellent radio shows he performs just about every wednesday (at 7pm – 98.5FM).

You can read his write-ups and download it here.

RDU’s Going Private, Assets Sold Off for $2

So apparently RDU has been doing the sneaky and turned itself into a private organization; which is a bit of a shock to those of us who are volunteers and all…


from stuff:

RDU sale upsets students

28 November 2006


Canterbury University’s student radio station has been sold for $1 without the knowledge of its student body.

According to confidential documents and emails given to The Press, the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) decided to sell the student station’s RDU brand to newly formed private company RDU 98.5FM Ltd for $1 earlier this month. Its office and equipment have also been sold to the company for $1, while its frequency will be sub-licensed.

The decision has not yet been made public and was made behind closed doors in a secret ballot.

The new operators, who The Press understands include people involved with the current station, will take over the day-to-day running, from February 1 next year.

Confidential documents on the sale have been circulated around the university campus and many students are angry they were left out of the decision-making process.

UCSA executive board member Dan Bason resigned from the board two days after the decision because he felt students should have been consulted on the sale. “It’s a student-owned radio station and the students are getting no say in its future. Everything’s been done behind closed doors,” Bason said.

“Most of the people I’ve talked to sort of are quite disappointed with it. They see RDU as part of the student culture and part of the student persona and the fact that its fate’s been decided without their consultation

Round-Up; 2nd Semi-Final

A few photos from this weeks 2nd round-up semi-final. Those Tiny Paper Daggers guys are totally a band to look out for; taking the semi quite easily I reckon. Catchy downbeat electro pop.

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.

Sheep Technique [29/11/06]

This Weeks Setlist On My Kiwi Music Show Included:

  • Cloudboy – Red Rubicon [Down At The End Of The Garden 1998]
  • Scorched Earth Policy – Sunset On The Loading Zone [Keep Away From The Wires 1984]
  • Leather Apron [Dave Mitchell] – Down River [Leather Apron Ep 2006]
  • Dialtones – Only Shadows [2004]
  • Bill Direen And Friends – Always Be Round [Drill Comp 2006]


  • Roy Montgomery – Sister Clean [Winter Songs 1995]

–Ad Break–

  • The Clean – End Of My Dream [Anthology 2005]
  • Onanon – Uri Geller [Quarterpack 2002]
  • The Livids – Whawhitu [High Heeled Ep 2006]
  • Steffan Van Soest Hit-Machine – Boat [Ocean Safari 2001?]

–Ad Break–

  • Yfc – Emporers Clothes [Between Two Thieves 1984]
  • The Weeds – Weatfields [Weatfields Single 1982]
  • Peter Jeffries – Ghost Writer [Closed Circuit 2001]
  • The Bilders – Girl At Night [Split Seconds 1984]

–Ad Break–

  • Dali Depressed – Claudine [Songs From The Lowlands 1983]
  • The Bats – Mastery [Law Of Things 1989]
  • Wreck Small Speakers – All Of This [River Falling Love Ep 1983]
  • Sandra Bell – City Of Sorrow [City Of Sorrows 1997]

–Ad Break–

  • The Avengers – Waterpipe [No. 8 Wire Compilation 1967]
  • Bachelorette – In The Earth New Absence [Isolation Loops 2006]
  • A Million Lights – Error 404 [Side One Ep 2005]
  • Greg Malcolm – Swimming In It [Swimming In It 2006]
  • Leila Adu – Answerphone [Answerphone Single [2006]

Sheep Technique [22/11/06]

This Weeks Setlist On My Kiwi Music Show Included:

  • Substandard – The Reactionary […Low Electric City Pulses… Ep 2002?]
  • Hawaii Five-0 – Malibu’S At Maungamau [Unreleased 1998]
  • Golden Harvest – Give A Little Love [Give A Little Love 7″ Single

Sheep Technique [20/12/06]

This Weeks Setlist On My Kiwi Music Show Included:

  • Shaft – Our Blue Hell
  • Weeds – Weatfields
  • Nudie Suits – Losing To Rock’N’Roll
  • Mestar – Silversong
  • Peter Jeffries And Chris Smith – Westgate Exit


  • Pine – Easy
  • Punches – Day By Day

–Ad Break–

  • 25c – The Witch
  • The Dark Beats – In A Coalmine
  • Over The Atlantic – Heartland
  • Signer – Hurricane Or Sunshine

–Ad Break–

  • One Million Dollars – New Worlds
  • Toy Love – Squeeze
  • Toy Love – Rebel
  • Lawrence Arabia – Emperor Penguin Colony
  • Onanon- Sad But True
  • The Clean- Fairytale (Live)

–Ad Break–

  • Human Instinct- Idea
  • Mysterious Tapeman – Asteroid
  • The Evils – Feel Good
  • Music Convention – Footsteps On My Mind

–Ad Break–

  • Peter Jeffries And Chris Smith – Ghost Writer
  • Shaky Hands Hands – You And I
  • The Sneaks – I’M Lame
  • Peter Wright – The Chain Bridge