The Hop is now out in Woolston, on Ferry Rd, two blocks from my house. The beer is still great, but unfortunately the atmosphere is completely different.
Will definitely be keen to check it out next time we're in town.
So happy for C1 Espresso, so sad for Twisted Hop. Possibly my 2 favourite destinations in Christchurch.
Thanks for that review Russ. Flume and Nicolas Jaar would've been my must-see acts of that lineup.
1984 was one of the best and busiest years for music in Christchurch. You had to be there I guess.
As my steadily falling university grades could attest.
Okay, if we’re gonna get serious about this yacht rock thing …
How about a yacht, a pipe and a vintage safari?
Ah, of course. I think I'd assumed Jaar was just another remix DJ, rather than an artist in his own right.
"Space is only noise" from 2011 is a decent album.
Loving that Kendrick. One of my summer jams, along with this R. Kelly joint:
When a Man Lies
and this one by Usher, possibly my favourite track of 2012:
Nice, I'll check them out.
I've always been an A-Z by author and title man myself, as you know. #Librarian
One of the wonderful things from the past couple of years has been getting into the whole mixtape scene. Section.80 mixtape by Kendrick Lamar is well worth a listen but it doesn't beat this funky joint off his debut album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. One of my favourite tracks of the year and making me nostalgic for OutKast.
And "F*ck you all the time" off the Jeremirh Late Nights mixtape is an awesome piece of sex soul (& a little NSFW for shared listening). Be prepared to go in search of a cuddle...
Don't forget the Listener 2012 album wrap ups from Nick Bollinger and Stinky Jim as well.
Amplifier's 2012 Top 20 is a great shopping list of NZ albums.
Just gives me a sadface that I still haven't managed to catch up with the SJD, Kora or Sola Rosa albums. Thinking I spend too much time at work...