Location: 299 Selwyn Street, Spreydon
Current Status: Demolished post-earthquake
Active as a live music venue: 2000’s
Bar Manager: Andrew ‘Ox’ O’Connell
Capacity: About 20
Notorious local rock’n’roll vocalist and Downhill Mountain Bike clothing entrepreneur Andrew ‘Ox’ O’Connell ran a small clothing retail shop on Selwyn Street in Spreydon before the Earthquakes claimed it in February 2011.
As the long-standing vocalist of Palace of Wisdom, Ox utilized the shop as both a practice and occasional performance space for the group, along with several other groups that fit in with his specific aesthetic.
Additionally, back in 2001 Ox released a compilation of rock’n’roll groups on his own Rockstar imprint (he also ran ‘Gone Magazine’ an online rock’roll publication), accurately entitled ‘No Thanks To New Zealand On Air‘ as a dig at the local New Zealand Creative grant system.
Tickets from Under the Radar
The Ruling Elite kick off their North Island tour in the Capital with the wonderful Terror of the Deep. Free show at San Fran, so everybody come and enjoy the great tunes, from 9pm.
The Ruling Elite’s 2nd North Island show, at Whanganui’s most-excellent Lucky Bar with local legend Boss Christ in support!
Come say ciao to the Ruling Elite before they head off on their North Island tour. Support from the most-excellent No Exit and the Teasers!
Thursday night show for the double-header of ‘Christchurch’s number one middle-aged boy band’ The Ruling Elite, plus everybody’s favorite the Palace of Wisdom.
It’s a School night, so expect the show to start early, should be a lot of fun!