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Hard News: Music: Places to Play

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  • Brian Murphy,

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    Thanks Russell, I am glad I managed to hang on to the negatives that long, through moving continents and the dynamics of life until I ended up with a negative scanner.

    I wonder if this other photographer still has some. Thats me on the right, Mr Sweeney in the center. And yes, what is he wearing?

    I was inspired by poring over NME in my youth maybe. Anton Corbijn etc.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Brian Murphy,

    It was fun being there! At all those concerts where people I knew played. I just played their records and took photos.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Brian Murphy,

    I wonder if this other photographer still has some. Thats me on the right, Mr Sweeney in the center. And yes, what is he wearing?

    There are some fruity pictures of Mr Sweeney!

    I was inspired by poring over NME in my youth maybe. Anton Corbijn etc.

    That's cool – I was getting the same from reading the words. And yeah, Corbijn is the archetypal NME photographer.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22293 posts Report Reply

  • tim,

    awesome, thats Chris Burt on drums in The Stridulator photo eh?

    Wellington • Since Sep 2009 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to tim,

    awesome, thats Chris Burt on drums in The Stridulator photo eh?

    It is indeed. He and Steve are slowly (because they're perfectionists) working on a re-release of the Stridulators stuff.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22293 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Christchurch feels similarly bereft of venues at the moment. Not much operating apart from the Darkroom. Luckily Lyttelton is stepping up: the Hellfire Cub, Coffee Company and Wunderbar all right-sized (small, intimate, funky, friendly) venues for a good night out.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2064 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    I love our music sites, Audioculture and Russell’s Friday Music post in particular and as a case in point I note how PA already covered these Hall of Fame candidates (h/t Jezebel.com*):

    Sister-Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll
    I believe I owe @dimsie tweet thanks for this lesson:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_Rosetta_Tharpe

    What Happened, Miss Simone?

    Running Up That Hill: The Kate Bush Story

    Occasional mentions of the Eurythmics.

    And more than I could list of Chaka Khan

    Oh, and there’s Judas Priest and Radiohead too. I’m sure someone will have links for those…

    * Selection/voting doginess noted in article and comments but at least it’s an excuse for some great performances, like only a blinding Prince solo, which I suspect is more the point. If only this years’ were on stage.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 610 posts Report Reply

  • Sam Bradford,

    Noise control really shits me. They came round to my house a while ago because we were talking too loudly on our lawn during a mellow social gathering. On the other hand, if some dufus wants to rev his skill-saw at 7am every Sunday for two years, that's fine.

    I think Melbourne recently instituted a rule where apartment dwellers can't complain about noise from a venue that was there before they bought the apartment. Seems like a good idea to me.

    New Zealand • Since Jul 2014 • 30 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sam Bradford,

    a rule where apartment dwellers can't complain about noise from a venue that was there before they bought the apartment

    And we could require new apartment developers to install proper sound insulation from the get-go.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19428 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sam Bradford,

    I think Melbourne recently instituted a rule where apartment dwellers can't complain about noise from a venue that was there before they bought the apartment. Seems like a good idea to me.

    Perhaps it'll save them from Sydney's fate. Once the new opulent overlords have destroyed the last vestiges of any surviving nightlife they emerge onto their balconies and mop up the schoolkids.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4529 posts Report Reply

  • James Littlewood*,

    Anthonie sounds ... kind of ... majestic.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 401 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to James Littlewood*,

    Anthonie sounds … kind of … majestic.

    Wait till that ballad comes out.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22293 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Meanwhile a Golden Dawn of a far less virtuous variety continues to flourish. I say in response...

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5341 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Double,

    Sad to hear of the end of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn but perhaps we should be grateful it was there as long as it was. It was originally created as a temporary pop-up to give Hallertau a presence in the city. The brewery talked ex-Matterhorn partner Sam Chapman into doing it even though he was reluctant to return to hospo. (No such luck for Sam of course, he's now running the Sherwood in Queenstown.) Matterhorn architect Al Cox designed the fit out with splendid discretion. We came up and played there once, thank you Matthew! I shall miss it as much as Auckland will.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2012 • 111 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    Sneaky Feelings
    Progress Junction LP Tour dates:

    Thursday 12th October, Blue Smoke, Christchurch
    w/ Changing Same
    (Tomorrow night!!)

    Saturday 14th October, Captain Cook, Dunedin
    w/ Changing Same

    Thursday 16th November, Meow, Wellington
    w/ Changing Same and Terror of the Deep

    Tickets from UTR, Relics Music, RPM, Slow Boat

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7565 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Only eight (8) days left on The Chills documentary Kickstarter
    - they only need another $16,000
    (with $44,000 pledged thus far)

    Let's do this!
    ...he said belabouring an obvious pun or cultural meme...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7565 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Reel People--Poster for Lealand.pdf

    Not quite music but Christchurch folk (Rob, Ian, David et al) might be interested in an interesting 30minute film I co-produced this year, which screens at the UoC (Lecture Theatre A9) on Tuesday Oct 17 at 12 noon. I will be there, to introduce it and answer any and all questions.
    The film is "The Reel People of New Zealand" (Nick Homler, 2017); a homage to independent/art house cinemas in New Zealand, as seen through the eyes of a young American film-maker. Alice in Videoland and Christchurch features! It first screened on Doc Edge 2017, in Auckland and Wellington.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2503 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    In my diary :) Unfortunately also something else at the same time, but hoping I can bump it!

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2064 posts Report Reply

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