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October 2017

Christchurch Poetry Slam

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
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It's slammin' time! The official Christchurch Poetry Slam is on. The winner is invited to compete in the New Zealand Poetry Slam in Hamilton in November. All proceeds go towards getting the ChCh Champ there. Poetry Slams are where you, the audience, get to have your say. Can the poets make the cut? Door sales only so make sure you're early to get a seat or one of the limited places on the list. No open mic. For the official…

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Kendall Elise – I Didn’t Stand A Chance Tour

October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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I Didn't Stand A Chance is the title track from Kendall Elise's debut EP released in March this year, and the follow up to Heart Full Of Dirt - one of three finalist's in this years APRA Best Country Music Song at the Country Music Awards in June 2017. Kendall and her drummer Chris will be travelling all over the country bringing a raw, stripped back version of her stage show to a town near you. They'll be joined by…

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November 2017

Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey and Skyscraper Stan – Christchurch

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Poet and novelist Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey is hitting the road this November to promote his bestselling novel “Iceland”. Joining him will be Australian based singer songwriter “Skyscraper” Stanley Woodhouse. Dominic performs a mix of political satire and absurdist observations wrapped up in poetry. Stan croons a lyrical travelogue dripping with sarcasm, whimsy and wit. Differing vastly in their chosen media, both artists share a love for the English language and command a room with their rapid-fire social commentary. Featuring the…

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GUITAR WOLF! Live at Space Academy

November 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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CHRISTCHURCH, BABY!!! You heard it right. Japan's greatest Jet Rock n Roll band Guitar Wolf are returning to Chch for one night only to celebrate their 30th anniversary of howling, growling and scowling. Tickets for this event are limited so don't miss out. The Wolf will be joined by top secret special guests...who could it be?! Tickets from UTR. It's gonna be loud. http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/tour/7227/Guitar-Wolf-New-Zealand-Tour.utr

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October 2018
Darkspace V

Darkspace V

October 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 am

DARKSPACE V! Saturday 13th October! 8pm! 7 Bands! 2 Venues! Space Academy & Darkroom! Emily Edrosa! Stälker! Fazed on a Pony! BnP! Les Baxters! Contact Rock! Public Freakout! $15 from Under The Radar!

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November 2018
$10

Vincent H.L and Guests

November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Vincent H.L is playing for the first time in Christchurch, with local dudes Brian Tamaki and the Kool Aid Kids and The Opawa 45s. $10 on the door, doors at 8:30pm

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$20

Coolies, Pumice, Duckling Monster & Oksun Ox

November 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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The Coolies Pumice Ducklingmonster Oksun Ox $15 presales from UTR | $20 on the door The Coolies This legendary and unpredictable trio, the enfant terribles of NZ punk, have been blurting out random batches of high order garage spew since 1997. Pumice Stefan Neville’s Pumice work throughout its 25 year existence, remains as one of the most relevant and prolific in the New Zealand experimental music scene, and undeniably significant in the psych/outsider/free folk scenario. Duckling Monster Ducklingmonster is the…

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December 2018

Closed for Wu-Tang

December 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

We closed cause our staff are going to a gig

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Hans Pucket, Ben Woods & Hob

December 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Join us for a rad, last minute, last gig of the year (for Space Academy) Hans Pucket (two piece); Ben Woods; & Hob (Luke from Wurld Series) Doors at 8pm x

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February 2019

Francisca Griffin & the Bus Shelter Boys with The Teasers

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Francisca Griffin (formerly known as Kathy Bull) from legendary Flying Nun outfit Look Blue Go Purple, announces her new album “The Spaces Between” and supporting South Island shows. Following the release of single Falling Light, Griffin shares Stardust, the second single from The Spaces Between. Falling Light and Stardust are testament to Griffin's strength as a songwriter; familiar jangly, expansive Dunedin Sound(ing) guitar lines which meet her adroit lyricism. This album marks a triumphant return to the stage from her…

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