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Rockstar Clothing

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 All-Ages: Yes Notorious local rock’n’roll vocalist and Downhill Mountain Bike clothing entrepreneur Andrew ‘Ox’ O’Connell ran… Read More »Rockstar Clothing

Hip Singles

dick drivers hip singles comprised of driver on vocals, murray couling, rob guy, martin morris and steve ward. Discography picks in bold ‘this is goodbye’/’after the part’ 7″ single [hip singles] rn play up [1983 hip singles HITD006]


Tiny Christchurch-based label initiated by Campbell McLay, that put out cassette (and some vinyl) releases from the likes of the Bottletops and the Riptoids, and continues to release Ritchie Venus’s many cdr releases (Venus aka Michael Braithwaite is involved in… Read More »Onset/Offset

Corpus Hermeticum

bruce russell’s (of the dead c, gate et al) lyttleton based label, putting out limited edition, gate-fold cds for a number of bands both nz and overseas, to a primarily overseas market. their contact point and available discography is documented… Read More »Corpus Hermeticum


elevenfiftyseven are a new start-up auckland-based independent label focused on hard-core and punk outfits. starting with popular underground hard-core outfit balance, elevenfiftyseven have carved quite a name for themselves in a niche market, with releases following from dsm, missing teeth,… Read More »Elevenfiftyseven

Cassels and Son’s The Brewery

Now a restaurant and bar and originally constructed as a craft brewery, the Brewery functioned as a live music venue at a time when there were few operating in Christchurch – immediately after the February 2011 earthquakes.

A large, narrow venue with good food and a fair amount of outside seating, the Brewery has also been a popular spot for regular quiz nights and other events.

Yellow Eye

Small Dunedin based label that put out the excellent 3-disc ‘But I can Write Songs Okay..’ anthology of Dunedin music, dating back to the late 50s. Formed by Simon Vare and Steve Cournane to release Dunedin Pop and Jazz, they… Read More »Yellow Eye


the new zealand-based home (they have an l.a. based american subsidiary) of the hugely popular eight foot sativa, along with mama said and kosha, intergalactic records have released two compilations of new zealand metal.compilation discographypicks in bold the first friday… Read More »Intergalactic


Tiny Auckland based soul, funk and world music label, releasing a couple of compilations from a vast, eclectic assortment of New Zealand acts (both English and Polynesian language. Compilation Discography Picks in Bold Styles Upon Styles 1: Urban Soul Pollination… Read More »Sugarlicks

Ima Hitt

new plymouth d.i.y. tape label from the early-mid 1980s who put out some pretty obscure compilations and releases from the likes of otis mace, kiwi animal and thskeptics.compilation discographypicks in bold ima cassette thing cassette [1983] music to do the… Read More »Ima Hitt

The Sitting Room

Relaxed and professional audio production and post-production studio. Websites Facebook Contact Details 021 251 1976 [Ben Edwards – Label Contact] Postal Address The Sitting Room Ltd PO BOX 22 647 Christchurch 8142 Equipment List Hardware: Pro tools 7.3 –… Read More »The Sitting Room