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Live: Darkroom’s 1st Birthday

Flashback to October 6th, 2012 – Celebrating post-Earthquake venue The Darkroom’s first birthday with a show featuring Bang! Bang! Eche, The Transistors and Brown Leaves.

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A Flight To Blackout

Excellent instrumentalist trio from the garden city formed by Matt Craw (guitar), James Musgrave (bass), and Jared Kelly (drums) in early 2005. Taking cues from a variety of informed directions, the group were prolific features of the local live scene, and attached themselves to both R18 and all-age crowds with varying success. Playing an involved instrumental sound heavy on dynamics.

The Dance Asthmatics

Christchurch-based 4-piece mixing up a bit of Dunedin-jangle, punk vocal attitude and Krautrock or post-punk groovy rhythms. A superb band of musically gifted individuals producing catchy and at times challenging music.

Fronted by Stephen Nouwens with the very handy Brian Feary on the drums, Joe Sampson on guitar and Ben Odering on bass. Feary and Sampson created the Melted Ice Cream label to release the bands recordings, and subsequently the label has become a big part of Christchurch’s underground music community.

Dux de Lux

The old Canterbury University Students Association building (back when it was based at the Christchurch Arts Centre) which became a wonderful multi-use venue in 1978. Housing a terrific vegetarian restaurant that opens out to the Arts Center courtyard, a lively public bar that always bristled with live music, enjoyed by locals and travels alike, plus an additional private venue and offices up stairs. The Dux was an institution in Christchurch until the Earthquakes struck in 2010/2011.


Downbeat chiptune’s from ex-Christchurch resident Jos van Beek, currently residing in Auckland. Jos has been pretty heavily involved in making Chiptune music more visible in New Zealand (particularly Christchurch), playing a renegade slot at Camp A Low Hum, supporting touring Chiptune artists like cTrix and collaborating with Bang! Bang! Eche! vocalist Zach Donney.

The Sitting Room

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