Tiny bar upstairs from the well-known Honeypot Cafe that functioned as a low-key performance space under the venue names Metropolis (1990s) and the Green Room (2000’s), before falling victim to the Christchurch Earthquakes of 2010/2011.
Tony Valens and The Incisions
Nick ‘Harte’ Hodgson’s loud rock’n’roll outfit.
Started life as Tony Valens and the Incisions in the mid 90’s and were mostly concentrated on primal rhythms and harsh, noisy guitar flourishes – creating some absolutely brilliant sounds far outside the commercial scope of rock’n’roll.
Wow, this is loud, caustic stuff.
The 2nd album from the ever-changing Christchurch 3-piece The Incisions blow the current crop of rock’n’roll revivalists out of the water. Its pure fire in a recording, scratchy, loud, abrasive and rude – more in the style of Japanese noise merchants Guitar Wolf or (particularly) Teengenrate than The Datsuns (who seem positively polished in comparison).
Nick Hodgson’s lo-fi free-noise recordings from 1996-7, with a line-up that included percussionist Kurt Dyer (Hodgson’s bandmate in the Soul-Funk group Solaa), brother Lynton and Kyle Denovan, Ryan Condon and long-time off-sider Tim Macdonald.
Released at least 5 cassette’s including ‘Ininityland’ on the influential US independent Shrimper.
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