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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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May 2019

Kreuser / Cailleau (Germany / France)

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Please join us for an audio visual blow-out! Kreuser/Cailleau connect prepared turntables, mix boards, super8 and video projectors. By crossing signals, they let sound create images and images create sound. Organising those in contextualised compositions. The result is an audiovisual performance machine or an experimental analogue DJ/VJ set, depending on the perspective you choose to take. Based in Berlin, the duo are comprised of German composer Timo Kreuser and French filmmaker Guillaume Cailleau. Their work is informed by their approaching…

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$10

The Schizophonics (SAN DIEGO) – Chch Charity Show!

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Direct from San Diego, comes a rock n roll trio that is not for the faint hearted... The Schizophonics are touring NZ in May and June and they arecoming to Ōtautahi-Christchurch for a special charity show, to support those affected by the 15 March attacks. Donations will be taken on the door (minimum amount $10 but more appreciated!) with all proceeds going to Victim Support. Known for their formidable live shows, they've been called “One of my favorite live bands…

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