Songs for Christchurch: Album Release Show

Songs for Christchurch
Songs for Christchurch

We are pleased to announce the album launch of Songs for Christchurch at a free concert on February 24 at 12pm in the Re:START mall. Songs for Christchurch is a unique music-driven fundraising effort responding to the devastating earthquake that occurred in February 2011. It is a compilation album consisting of songs donated by 21 local and global artists, including Grammy-award winners Imogen Heap and Flight of the Conchords.

This musical effort towards the city’s recovery was made possible through donations and all proceeds from the album go towards community projects that are focused on reconstituting Christchurch.

The project has three goals: raising as much money as possible for the projects in Christchurch, promoting Christchurch and New Zealand artists to overseas audiences, and putting on a free live concert in Christchurch’s CBD.
Raised monies will go to community projects in Christchurch run by the following four organisations: Gap Filler, The Festival of Transitional Architecture, Life in Vacant Spaces, and Architecture for Humanity.
The album launch, presented by Art Beat, will feature 5 of the artists from the album: Delaney Davidson, The Nudge, Electric Wire Hustle (sound system), AHoriBuzz, Jessie James and the Outlaws. The concert is also the culmination of four months of performances organised by Art Beat, who have made it possible for some 450 musicians to appear on stage.
The artists featured on the Album:

International: Imogen Heap
Christchurch: AHoribuzz | Delaney Davidson | The Eastern | The Unfaithful Ways
New Zealand: Tim Finn | Flight of the Conchords | The Black Seeds | Electric Wire Hustle | Greg Johnson | Spartacus R | LA Mitchell | Jessie James and the Outlaws | The Black Seeds | Fly My Pretties | Dear Frontier | The Nudge | Ladi6 | The Yoots | Mara TK | Fat Freddys Drop | Giles McNeill

Project Director: Barnaby Bennett
Artwork: by NZ Illustrator John Baker and designers Alexandra Clark and Maia
With support from: Munki Studios | Native Tongue | Stebbing | Freerange Cooperative Ltd | Christchurch City Council | Fledge | Loop Recordings | Sony Music | Girlie Action
All proceeds go to: Architecture for Humanity | Gap Filler | Festival of Transitional Architecture | Life in Vacant Spaces

The Project Director, Barnaby Bennett, and some of the artists will be available for interview to discuss the project.
For any media queries or interviews, please contact Emma Johnson (songsforchristchurch@gmail.com, 027 622 1727) or visit the website:

The Music Industry is Dead (apparantly)

I’ve gotten emails from two seperate people – Oscar (who runs El Santo here in Lyttelton/Christchurch) and Ian (aka Blink of A Low Hum fame) who are starting up new record stores int he coming months. Seriously thats a turn up for the books.

Oscar’s Lyttelton store is gonna be called Evil Genius and he’s gonna stock a whole heap of Vinyl, Posters and other collectable, design type stuff.

Come and explore our new store. New screen printed tee’s, art, toys, Vinyl and CD’s… Featuring live @ 4pm… Ryan Prebble (Nudge, Spartacus R, Fly my Prettys) , The Coffin Surfin Corpse of the Mysterious Tapeman, BAD EVIL and secret guests, BBQ and refreshments. MOO AH HA HA

Also for all you musician… Wanna stock your warez in Evil Genius?
Email us @ EvilGenius@hotmail.co.nz

Blink’s starting a Cafe/Record store type deal and here’s the blurb:

TEMPORARY

So, you know how the music retail industry is dying, well dead? I thought I’d open a record store!

Man. I have done some stupid stuff in my life, but this definitely takes the cake. But, hey… as the name suggests, it’s just Temporary.

Me and Davis have started a weird little café in Wellington at 13 Dixon Street that sells Vinyl, CDs, Cassettes, Merch, Tshirts, Art, Coffee, Food, Drinks, Posters, Zines, Books and MP3s!

Our official opening is on Wednesday 16th February, but we’re open sporadic hours at the moment if you want to drop by before then! We’ve already got some choice stuff in stock, but will be getting heaps more over the coming weeks.

We’ll be selling Mp3s as well, some for pay-as-you-like, all you need to do is bring in a USB stick or we’ll burn you a CD.

You should like us on Facebook, even if you don’t like us in real life: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Temporary/131007860297669

Come in and say hey!

If you’d like to stock some stuff at TEMPORARY, email me!

Lastly; I just caught the mighty Eastern busking down on London Street, on this glorious sunny day. Good to see those guys again and with such a capable line-up these days – Guitar, Banjo, Upright Bass, Violin and Mandolin – choice as.