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October 2017

Arthur Ahbez Volume II Release Tour (Christchurch)

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Arthur hits the road with the Flaming Ahbez celebrating the release of his new album Volume II! Local artist Fraser Ross will be opening the show with some catchy folk tunes. https://arthurahbez.bandcamp.com https://fraserross.bandcamp.com

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Sunset Synth at Darkroom!

October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

🌴SUNSET SYNTH HAS RETURNED🌴 Welcome to the best 80s synthpop gig of your entire life (until we play next). The boys are back from their road trip across the midnight skyline, destination Miami! With an album on the horizon, come hear their new hit singles + the classics + a brand new feelin'. Dress up retro and we'll jive into the night... Featuring your Sunset Synth bois: Karate Cop 🥋 Miami Bicep 💪 Roland Reagan 🇺🇲 The Urge 🔥 Commodore…

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Darkroom’s Third Ever Open Mic Night

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
Free

Wrote a song, but don't have a full set? Fancy yourself a comedian, but aren't quite sure yet? Feel like seeing what happens when anyone who waltzes passes by can take over the stage, but then also exits fairly quick? Come along to the darkroom's third ever open mic night! Anything goes... Sing a song. Tell a story. Make everyone watch you eat seven hot dogs. Try to surprise us. Sign-ups on the chalkboard near the stage from 7. Play…

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Jacquie Walters and James Wilkinson

October 20, 2017 @ 9:15 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

NZ acoustic music at its best from two award-winning singer-songwriters. Featuring support act Stephen McDaid. Tickets $15 on the door on the night. Start time approximately 9:15pm-9:30pm. darkroom "...a voice that is achingly beautiful, poignant, versatile and strong" "...a masterclass in musicianship"

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Viices, No Broadcast and Tongue Tied at Darkroom

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - October 22, 2017 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Viices is on his first NZ tour and he’s bringing the party to Christchurch! He’ll be taking the stage at darkroom with his live looping set, a high energy mix of rock and hiphop. Joining him are post-rock legends No Broadcast and Dunedin rock band Tongue Tied Gonna be one hell of a night. Entry is $10 on the door, doors from 9pm

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Now Muzik presents UVB (FRANCE)

October 22, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - October 23, 2017 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
$15 - $20

Now Muzik presents UVB (FR), on October 22nd, and with summer in line the night will be held outdoors in the Dark Room smokers alley... Berlin-based French producer UVB has been busy touring some of Europe’s most infamous clubs, including Berghain, Tresor, Corsica Studios, as well as tours in the Americas and through Asia. . . He has decided to come to the land of milk and honey. Support by S. Williams Steel Cap Sans Def 15 early birds (first…

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Candice Milner with Sophie Mashlan

October 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Two young folk singers Candice Milner and Sophie Mashlan will be playing on the 26th of October at the Darkroom in Christchurch Candice Milner, 18 is from the seemingly sleepy hollow that is the port town of Lyttelton. A young folk musician, currently gigging many weekends (& mids) Sophie Mashlan is a singer-songwriter from Auckland whose indie-folk style has been recognised in international competitions.

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Roast Battle V

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Relationships will be tested in the fifth and fiercest Roast Battle yet. We pulled together eight top comedians who just can't stop themselves spitting fire. They've all got a bone to pick and the comedic mind to turn words into weapons. Only one of these oral warriors can be crowned the next Roast Battle Champion. Nothing is off limits. darkroom doors 7pm R18 Tickets available at Event Finda for $10, or at the door for $15. R18.

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The Beths ‘Great No One’ Tour // Best Bets // Contradiction

October 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Christchurch! The Beths are back in town with a new track ‘Great No One’, dropping on Oct 16th. The song is about bouncing back and forth in the space between the desire to make/do/create, and the tendency to sink into deep immoveable apathy and despair. Yay! Get into the headspace of the former and come hang out with your m8s The Beths and these truly rad bands: BEST BETS https://bestbets.bandcamp.com/ CONTRADICTION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoRSBK3wc-I $9 Presales $10 Door

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Schtick or Treat!

October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$6.66

Dress up and raise hell with some of the world's biggest comedians, living and dead! it's the first annual New Zealand edition of Schtick or Trick! at the darkroom. Proudly grave robbed from Mark Normand & Matt Ruby over in New York and brought here to Christchurch, on Oct 28th @ 7pm we've got the finest lineup of comedians you've ever seen! This year's show will include*: Amy Poeler Anthony Jeselnik Bo Burnham Brian Posehn Dane Cook ​Dave Chapelle Eddie…

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Spooky doggo fundraiser at the Barkroom!

October 28, 2017 @ 9:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5

Some of Christchurchs' finest come together to celebrate Halloween, Saturday nights, and mans' best friend. Proceeds of this show will go towards dog rescue groups in Christchurch. Featuring... DogboyMachine https://soundcloud.com/cowboymachine/how-did-it-feel-cowboymachine-summerfield Dogfish https://dogfish.bandcamp.com/ Dog Horn Breed https://loghornbreed.bandcamp.com/ **Nick Harte (Shocking Pugs) DJ set ** $5 entry to which will be donated to help our, dribbly, four legged buddies.

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November 2017

Illumni

November 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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A night showcasing the talents of this year's students from the MAINZ DJEMP Programme. Expect to hear many genres and styles, and witness many levels of performance. Free entry, all welcome.

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Sanctuary presents DARK DISCO 6

November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - November 4, 2017 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
Free

Dark Disco 6 Dark Dance Music for the Masses with DJ's Regress & 59 to 1 playing Minimal Wave, Synthpop, Dark Electro, Goth Rock, Coldwave, Deathrock, Post-punk, New Wave, EBM & Industrial Doors open at 9pm FREE ENTRY R18

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Salad Boys, PGX & Evil Kid (Dn)

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
$10

Salad Boys bring the deliciously fruity sounds of their upcoming album to the Darkroom with wispy friends PGX and Dunedin's Evil Kid.

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Evil Kid (Dunedin), Salad Boys and PGX

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10
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Open Mic night

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free
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The Wendys, Nervous Jerk and Dogfish – Darkroom – Nov 10

November 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

The Wendys return to darkroom this November with their bollocking garage/punk/surf noise. Get yo DoBros and dance! Also playing are RDU 98.5 FM Roundup 2017 champs Nervous Jerk and the grungey, surfy psych out that is DOGFISH Merch available - bring cash money. The Wendys, Nervous Jerk and Dogfish Darkroom, Christchurch Friday 10 November - $5

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L$D Fundraiser & DOG Power

November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

LSD fundraiser (Dunedin), shocking pinks (DJ set) annnd Dog Power!!!

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Yarnspinner, Shetland, Old Haven – Darkroom

November 16, 2017 @ 9:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Darkroom FREE ENTRY Doors 9pm Yarnspinner - Stoner/sludge/doom, big riffs... SHETLAND - Sludge, with an equine flair Old Haven - Esoteric sludge/doom metal

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Spook the Horses album release tour – Christchurch

November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Spook the Horses celebrate the release of their third studio album 'People Used To Live Here', out November 10th on Pelagic Records. Performing their new album in full along with a selection of classic material, Spook the Horses transport their audience into the surreal world of their music in an unforgettable event of sight and sound. darkroom, 33g St. Asaph St Doors at 8.30pm, $10 on the door. With support from: No Broadcast https://www.facebook.com/nobroadcast/ http://nobroadcast.com/ Via Kaleidoscope https://www.facebook.com/ViaKaleidoscope/ http://viakaleidoscope.bandcamp.com/

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Vallkyrie NZ Tour Christchurch + Elly

November 18, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Vallkyrie embark on a nationwide tour this November and yes, they are coming to Christchurch! They are also playing with guest artist Elly. Vallkyrie is a Rock/Hip Hop band from South Auckland and have been acclaimed for their mix of moody theatrical sounds combined with powerful anthems. Vallkyrie's eclectic mix of music is inspired from bands such as Imagine Dragons, Rihanna, Enigma, The Prodigy, Missy Elliot and Guns & Roses. Put all this together with some cutting edge production and…

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Space Dust

November 23, 2017 @ 10:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Sexbeard, Traficante & The Streakers

November 24, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
Free

Three local rock bands

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Zero Cool (WEL), Wurld Series, Brian Tamaki and The Kool Aid Kids

November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
$10

Zero Cool from Wellington release their eponymous debut - which you can buy here: https://zerocoolplz.bandcamp.com/ Joined by Christchurch super groups Brian Tamaki and The Kool Aid Kids https://briantamakiandthekoolaidkids.bandcamp.com/ and Wurld Series https://wurldseries.bandcamp.com/ Doors at 9PM after the comedy.

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Luminaire – Christchurch Launch

November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Come along and enjoy Catherine Traicos' NZ debut at darkroom. Catherine is launching her new album, "Luminaire" which has been described as "impeccable", "effortless" and "infectious". Catherine will be playing solo and will have a limited amount of merchandise including vinyl available at the show. Praise for Luminaire: "...This album may have been hard to make, but its eventual birth marks Traicos as an artist of exceptional poise and talent, as many of us have known for years." Samuel J Fell,…

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December 2017

Sanctuary presents DARK DISCO 7

December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
Free

Dark Disco 7 Dark Dance Music for the Masses with DJ's Regress & 59 to 1 playing Minimal Wave, Synthpop, Dark Electro, Goth Rock, Coldwave, Deathrock, Post-punk, New Wave, EBM & Industrial Doors open at 9pm FREE ENTRY R18 Our last event for the year!!

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Better Living 2017: A Melted Ice Cream Thing

December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - December 16, 2017 @ 12:30 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

It is time, my dear gig going children, for Melted Ice Cream's sort of annual festival thing. This time... it's a two stage extravaganza at DARKROOM. Featuring! WOMB (Wellington) COYOTE (Dunedin) FRAN/BAR GROUP (Christchurch) LAST GIG EVER THE TRENDEES (Oamaru) AVON DADS (Christchurch) FIRST GIG EVER DARK MATTER (Christchurch) Rare 3-Piece Performance BRIAN TAMAKI AND THE KOOL AID KIDS (Christchurch) PGX (Christchurch) This might be the last gig you will go to before you die. So why not just go?…

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The Darkroom Holiday Special Strikes Back!

December 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - December 24, 2017 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5

Wookiee Life Day is only just around the corner, so we're celebrating it with beer, bands and barbecue. With thanks to Eagle Brewing NZ https://www.eaglebrewing.nz/home 2 stages, 25 bands! Starts at 5pm and goes until the wee hours. Entry is only $5 and it's all for this year's charity - Aviva Family Violence Services. Aviva Family Violence Services http://www.avivafamilies.org.nz/ I have a bad feeling about this... Best Bets Big Beach Ocean Surf King Brian Tamaki and The Kool Aid Kids Butterflies…

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January 2018

Averted Vision Presents Kursk (Innamind Recordings)

January 12 @ 9:00 pm - January 13 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Averted Vision is proud to welcome home Kursk (Innamind Recordings). $10 cash on the door. Local support from ILL Figz b2b Reach, Stature & Texture. Kursk is the owner and curator of Innamind Recordings, one of the most forward-thinking and creative labels representing the deeper end of the 140bpm spectrum. Kursk and Innamind Recordings have helped give rise to some of the most talented artists including Gantz, Perverse Music, Mikael, LAS, HEADLAND and Thelem. These same artists have gone on…

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NOw muzik presents Headless Horseman (live) Dark room Alleyway

January 20 @ 9:00 pm - January 30 @ 2:30 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20 - $25

DARKROOM ALLEYWAY RAVE II // INTERNATIONAL TECHNO Now Muzik presents the mysterious Headless Horseman in Christchurch, Jan 20th to shred the Darkroom Alleyway. He has intrigued and excited the international techno scene since he first emerged in 2013. His improvised live shows push a dark and experimental sound that often moves beyond the traditional four-4 rhythms of techno to provide a one of a kind experience that keeps audiences worldwide moving until the early hours. This reputation has earned him…

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Wiretap 01: Bad Evil, Coal, Cowboy Machine & The Ruling Elite

January 26 @ 9:00 pm - January 27 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5

8K.NZ presents a release party for "Wiretap 01" - a collection of bootleg Christchurch tunes sneakily recorded and compiled by Wiretap host English Dave. Featuring live sets from Bad Evil, Coal, Cowboy Machine and The Ruling Elite. Limited edition cassettes available at the gig - compilation download code included with entry.

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February 2018

Coyote ‘Down The Gullet’ NZ Tour

February 1 @ 9:00 pm - February 2 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

he'll yeah Bro..Im pleased to anounce the coyote "down the gullet" NZ tour!!! we're jumping in a car and cruising around the country , going from town to town scraping the gunk out of peoples Ear holes,scorching their almonds And twisting their pretzels in knot!! Only a got damn fool would miss out , Guess ill see ya there !!!! Feb 1st - Christchurch w/ shocking pinks dj @ darkroom Feb 3rd - 5th Whanganui / gathering of the juggalos…

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BLACK PLANET : The Sisters of Mercy Tribute Night

February 2 @ 9:00 pm - February 3 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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BLACK PLANET The Sisters of Mercy Tribute Night with DJ Regress feat. Album tracks, B-sides, Remixes, Rarities and more Free Entry 9pm start Tune in, Tune on, Burn out...

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Black Planet : The Sisters of Mercy Tribute

February 2 @ 9:00 pm - February 3 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

BLACK PLANET The Sisters of Mercy Tribute Night with DJ Regress feat. Album tracks, B-sides, Remixes, Rarities and more Free Entry 9pm start Tune in, Tune on, Burn out...

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IRIE SESSIONS Presents #020 Garage Special.

February 3 @ 9:00 pm - February 4 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

IRIE SESSIONS Presents #020 Garage Special. Welcome back to IRIE SESSIONS PROMOTIONS and the darkroom for another year of Incredible local and international bass music. Its summer and what better way to celebrate that than a garage / 2 step night to dance the night away, Come celebrate the first Irie Sessions for the new year !! looking forward to seeing what this year has install for us all. Line up as such OLEHNO FLINT MATTE D' ERB REACH BOOSTED…

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Ano Pascoe (solo) w Tacoma Mould

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5.00

Ano Pascoe returns to live performance in a solo format after releasing a few EPs last year. Available on Itunes and Bandcamp, and streaming on Spotify and Apple. Described as alt dream pop with psych elements ably supported by Tacoma Mould. Starts 9pm. bandcamp: ano pascoe: https://anopascoe.bandcamp.com/ tacoma mould: https://tacomamould.bandcamp.com/

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Jack Berry HOT ROD TOUR – Christchurch w/Bathsalts

February 9 @ 9:00 pm - February 10 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Jack Berry and the band will be hitting the road this summer! Playing with a bunch of special guests, this Hoochie World presented tour is one you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets today and catch us in your local town Peace & Love $10 tix - https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/jack-berry-hot-rod-tour/christchurch Jack Berry - https://soundcloud.com/jackxberry Bathsalts - https://www.facebook.com/bathsaltss/

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DOG Power w/ Guests At The Darkroom

February 10 @ 9:30 pm - February 11 @ 3:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Come celebrate The Year Of The Dog by having a little fun with DOG Power, February 10. Guests TBD

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Cakefight (AU) NZ Tour w Nervous Jerk, Big Beach Ocean Surf King

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Melbourne garage rockers Cakefight are hitting the road for their first tour across New Zealand's south and north islands this February! Touring their upcoming debut 12” LP, the tour kicks off at Christchurch's legendary darkroom! Joining them for one night only are local punks Nervous Jerk and surf rockers Big Beach Ocean Surf King! Let's party! More info: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/news/13753/Melbournes-Cakefight-Announce-New-Zealand-Tour.utr#ixzz54WHOin4i

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Thunderwülf & Tone Droids Last Hurrah with Sawdust

February 16 @ 9:00 pm - February 17 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Thunderwülf & Tone droids are wrapping it up but they aren't going out quietly or gracefully. Come get your faces melted one last time at the darkroom. With support from blistering local rockers Sawdust. Thunderwülf will be emptying their cupboards of merch so you might even get some free stuff if you get there early

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A Midsummers Night Dream – Faerie Ball

February 17 @ 8:30 pm - February 18 @ 12:30 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

A Midsummers Night Dream - Faerie Ball Free Entry to All Faerie and Magical Creatures. The Christchurch Faerie Circle Presents The Faerie Ball 17th Feb Doors Open at 8.30pm Performance Stars at 9pm Featuring: Magical Summonings Fey Awakenings Nac Mac Feegles Prize for Best Costume ($50 Westfield voucher) Free Entry with Suitable Faerie or Magically Inspired Attire R18

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Lich King (USA) at Darkroom w/ Hidden Intent + guests

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - February 24 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

McEwen DIY M&T & Churches of Steel Fest presents Lich King (USA) and Hidden Intent 'THE OMNICLASM' Australian & New Zealand Tour January / February 2018 THRASH ATTACK! If head snapping riffs, mosh stomping beats & loud, drunken, rowdy shows whet your metal appetite, then this banger is for you. Feb 1st - Ballarat - The Eastern Feb 2nd - Melbourne - Bendigo Hotel Feb 3rd - Churches of Steel - Adelaide's True Heavy Metal Festival - The Producers Bar…

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JAHJF (UK) / The Palace of Wisdom / PGX / Gormukilliodokus

February 24 @ 9:00 pm - February 25 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

***Jesus and his Judgemental Father*** JAHJF's Christchurch date on their NZ tour. All the way from Leeds, UK, JAHJF will play '90s style pop punk a la the 10 things i hate about you sound track but loads more queer. They released their second album 'It Might Get Better' on specialist subject records in Sept 2017! http://www.facebook.com/jesusandhisjudgementalfather/ The Palace of Wisdom Catchy Rock and Roll Punk. Formed in Christchurch in 1999 (19 years ago!), so they're all allowed in the…

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March 2018

Womb Album Release: CHCH with Strange Stains and Richard Dada

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - March 2 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

On the first of March we will be releasing our first EVER album, "Like Splitting the Head From the Body"! It has been about a year in the making and we are so, so excited to finally share it! We will be flying down with our beautiful friend Strange Stains, and joining another beautiful friend, Richard Dada and together we will all be playing a very special show at darkroom. Show will be $10, doors from 8pm. Come celebrate with…

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Thompson Springs (Chicago) w/ Laura Lee Lovely + Fraser Ross

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Thompson Springs (Chicago) debut Christchurch show, with special guests Laura Lee Lovely and Fraser MacKenzie $10 on the door

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Harder Dance Ravelution

March 3 @ 9:15 pm - March 4 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

★ ★ CRANKING THROUGH THE HARDER STYLES ★ ★ We welcome you to HDR's inaugural clubbing event showcasing the full spectrum of the harder 150BPM+ dance music styles, right here in Christchurch! ★ ★ LINEUP ★ ★ ➤ 3rd Degree :: Hard House ➤ Strangles the Yeti :: Hard Dance ➤ Zac :: UK Hardcore ➤ Orphic :: Freeform ➤ Firefly :: Gabber ★ ★ DRESS CODE ★ ★ Be yourself, dress to express, you'll be dancing all night -…

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24 Hour Party People

March 9 @ 9:00 pm - March 10 @ 9:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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24 Hour Party People DJs Regress & Miss Communication will be playing the best in indie / new wave / post punk / madchester 9pm Start - Free Entry

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BONAPARTE NZ-Tour 2018 at Dark Room

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

BONAPARTE NZ-Tour 2018 at Dark Room support: Big Flip The Massive doors: 8pm concert: 9pm web: http://darkroom.bar BONAPARTE - NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2018 BONAPARTE is back! 11 years ago swiss artist Tobias Jundt aka Bonaparte set foot on Aotearoa soil with nothing but an old laptop, an out-of-tune guitar and some Berliner sausages. a regular in the electronic-rock driven culture of Germany's rave capital he felt an urging to see the other end of the world... through friendships with bands…

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Death Bowling at the Darkroom w/ Spawts, Best Bets & Two Cartoons

March 31 @ 9:30 pm - April 1 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Spawts are coming home late in the innings to finish off the Black Caps home summer with a flourish. The Darkroom will host drinks on day 2 of the final test match between NZ & England! Enjoy a day at the hagley oval then pop over to Darkroom for the after party. Featuring a homecoming spell from death bowlers Spawts: https://www.facebook.com/thebandspawts/ local paceman Best Bets: https://www.facebook.com/bestbetsband/ & Auckland based power hitters Two Cartoons: https://www.facebook.com/twocartoons This is a celebration of cricket…

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April 2018

Circumon, ΣΠ and the Waltham Home Organ Society

April 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

CIRCUMON: After the Christchurch earthquakes of February 2010, local DJ and producer James Robinson began collaborating over the internet with Japanese producer Takashi Shimizu. They have recorded together sharing drum and melody tracks online (https://norobotmonstertv.bandcamp.com/album/tessuto-della-musica), and jammed live together over the internet. Takashi also performs live in Tokyo using modular synths and Robinson's prerecorded backing tracks. Circumon, the duo, will be performing totally live for the first time together in person. ΣΠ: James Robinson and Chch experimental producer Peter Wright…

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No Material Allowed

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

No Material Allowed is a comedy show like none other: it's fully spontaneous stand up. Armed with nothing but their wit and charm, a lineup of talented pro comedians have to deliver big laughs and insightful commentary using none of their prepared material. Having sold out shows all throughout the country with some of New Zealand's biggest acts, No Material Allowed is a rollercoaster ride for both the audience and the performers. Get ready for a night where literally anything…

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Sanctuary presents DARK DISCO 8

April 7 @ 9:00 pm - April 8 @ 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Dark Disco 8 Dark Dance Music for the Masses with DJ's Regress & 59 to 1 playing Minimal Wave, Synthpop, Dark Electro, Goth Rock, Coldwave, Deathrock, Post-punk, New Wave, EBM & Industrial Doors open at 9pm FREE ENTRY R18

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Alphabethead • Sexxxy Selfie • Fem Screm

April 21 @ 9:00 pm - April 22 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5

Master turntablist Alphabethead (WN) returns to Darkroom with synthesizer wizard Sexxxy Selfie (WN) and electronic skate-witches Fem Screm (CH) for an enchanting evening of peculiar beats and rhythms, interspersed with deep cut vinyl selections and enhanced by astonishing projecto-visuals, all for a mere five New Zealand dollars. Saturday 21st April - doors at 9pm... https://alphabethead.bandcamp.com/

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Altmusic presents: RASHAD BECKER (Berlin)

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20 - $25

The Audio Foundation, in association with Liquid Architecture, is proud to present one of the leading artistic voices in contemporary electronic music, the master of mastering, Rashad Becker. With his recent releases, Traditional Music of a Notional Species vol. 1 & 2 , Becker has established himself as a pivotal artistic voice within the current historical moment, carrying the history of electronic music forward into an uncertain present with total mastery. Becker approaches this work in relation to an imagined…

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Contact Rock, Hex Waves and Slippers & Raisins

April 28 @ 9:00 pm - April 29 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

A ONCE IN A NIGHT TIME EVENT! Are you in good physical health? Do you have a black dog? Do you enjoy the colours brown and blue? Have you ever tried alcohol? Do you have an interest in distortions of perception? Did you study paleontology at any point in your life? What's your mum's name? When did you last shower? How she get here? Have you tried this shortbread? Ever seen a woodear? Did you celebrate Christmas last year? What…

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May 2018

Dog Power’s final New Zealand Performance

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Dog Power play Christchurch one last time before finally relocating to Eastern Europe. with support from No Exit & Purple man. $10

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Ian Curtis Tribute with Permanence (Joy Division) SOLD OUT

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - May 19 @ 8:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT!! NO DOOR SALES !! This May marks the 38th anniversary of the passing of Ian Curtis. Ian was the singer/lyricist of seminal post-punk band JOY DIVISION. Come along and celebrate the music of JOY DIVISION performed authentically live by Christchurch band PERMANENCE. PERMANENCE was formed in late 2008 to initially perform a one off show of JOY DIVISION covers. The response was so great they have played numerous shows since, but went on a break in 2016. To…

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June 2018

Back to the 80s : Retro Music Night

June 1 @ 9:00 pm - June 2 @ 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Back to the 80s : Retro Music Night Come along and celebrate the greatest ever decade of music! DJs Regress and Miss Communication will take you on a journey through the many sounds of the 80s. Featuring NEW WAVE, POST-PUNK, POP, NEW ROMANTIC, SYNTHPOP and of course, CHEESE! Doors @ 8pm - Free Entry!

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Julian Temple Band Album Release with Themeta

June 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 - $20

Julian Temple Band "Antarctica" album launch with support from Themeta - Darkroom, June 22nd 9pm - $10 presales from undertheradar.co.nz or $20 with an album on the door. Dunedin’s Julian Temple Band are all set to release their latest record “Antarctica” on June 1st, 2018. For their sixth and arguably most textured album to date, JTB have employed the talents of three new members, doubling their line-up since their humble beginnings as a 3-piece - Steve Marshall (Left Or Right)…

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Salad Boys, Cowboy Machine, The Teasers

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Come and see Salad Boys showcase their revered live act at the darkroom with support from Cowboy Machine and The Teasers. This will be a stellar night of quality indie rock with a no-flash-in-the-pan hipster rubbish guarantee! Entry is a mere $10!

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July 2018

Sanctuary presents DARK DISCO 9

July 7 @ 9:00 pm - July 8 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Dark Disco 9 Dark Dance Music for the Masses Resident DJs playing the best in... Goth - Post Punk - Wave - EBM - Industrial Doors open at 9pm FREE ENTRY R18

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The Ruck/Derailleur

July 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Emerging from the Motueka Valley, two bands to challenge your concept of reality!

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Polyester /// Pickle Darling /// Laura Lee Lovely at darkroom

July 14 @ 8:00 pm - July 15 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Big Boys NZ Tour Polyester /// Pickle Darling /// Laura Lee Lovely Saturday, July 14th - darkroom To mark the release of their self-titled debut album, Auckland jangle-synth pals Polyester are heading to Christchurch as part of a nationwide tour. It's all very exciting. With support from sparkling Spring morning pickle darling and hazy digital dream Laura Lee Lovely Tickets only $10 from Under the Radar

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And$um, Luis, Caff Collect – LIVE at the Darkroom

July 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Yo yo we going Live at the Darkroom Thursday July 19th. Super stoked to have Luis and The Caffeinated Collective on the night as well. Gonna be a wicked night of live local Hip-Hop, only $10 on the door so bring a friend as well. Check out And$um, https://soundcloud.com/andsumrap Check out Caff here, https://soundcloud.com/caffeinatedcollective As well as Luis, https://soundcloud.com/luismill Hope to see you all on the 19th

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August 2018

Back to the 80s : Retro Music Night

August 3 @ 9:00 pm - August 4 @ 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5 - $10

We're back due to popular demand! Come along for a night of music from the best decade, the 80s! DJs Regress & 59 to 1 will be playing all your favourites! Featuring; New Wave, Pop, Synth-pop, New Romantic, Rock and of course, Cheese! Heaps of spot prizes for best 80s dress-up! Tickets on sale now - Get in quick as this will sell out!!

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Subtle Recordings Label Launch

August 11 @ 9:00 pm - August 12 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

HEADLAND / SKETCH / ILL-FIGZ / EYES DOWN / THOUGHT Pre-sales from $10 + B.F from Cosmic Ticketing Door Sales $20 if available Pipe line business... Synonyms with deep vibes and nose shaking bass, the perfect environment for local and international artists to showcase their sound to the Ōtautahi Massive, Subtle Sound System and it’s 12+ years in the game is now starting to bear fruit in the form of a record label aptly named Subtle Recordings. Subtle Recordings, vinyl…

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Sickest Smashes release show #3: Salad Boys, Dark Matter, The Teasers + Pavlov’s Puss

August 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

To celebrate the release of our first CD, the Christchurch music compilation 'Sickest Smashes from Arson City: Legacy Edition', MIC are proudly presenting THREE release shows featuring different lineups. Come (to) one, come (to) all! The 20-track compilation is released on Friday August 10 and contains BRAND NEW SONGS from all of the bands below, plus many more! SATURDAY 18 August at Darkroom https://www.facebook.com/events/295876581167876/ -SALAD BOYS -DARK MATTER -THE TEASERS -PAVLOV'S PUSS THURSDAY 16 August at Space Academy: https://www.facebook.com/events/2115007108772331/ -WURLD…

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The Opawa 45s – Eight O’Clock Set

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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The Opawa 45s play an early-bird experimental surf set at Darkroom... Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start... https://theopawa45s.bandcamp.com/

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Ritchie Venus & Bad Evil at Darkoom

August 17 @ 9:00 pm - August 18 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

The legendary Ritchie Venus and his crackerjack backing band are joined by notorious Stink Magnetic recording artist Bad Evil and his faithful sidemen The Dirty Germs for an enchanting evening of rock'n'roll at Darkroom - Christchurch's second-worst music venue! Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to commune with these godlike sonic mavericks in a dimly-lit room, as nature intended, for the low-low price of ten New Zealand dollars! Go! Do! See! Doors open at 9pm! https://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/ritchie-venus-band http://stinkmagnetic.com/

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Pavlov’s Puss & The Ruling Elite @ Darkroom

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - August 24 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Pavlov's Puss are a Christchurch-based garage pop combo featuring Ox O'Connell from The Palace of Wisdom on vox, Joe Sampson from Salad Boys, T54 and The Dance Asthmatics on guitar, Chris Andrews from The Ruling Elite on bass, and Julia van Beek from The Pipes and Drums of Christchurch City on the kit. Catch them at Darkroom on Thursday 23rd August, with support from jangle-pop primitives The Ruling Elite. Doors at 8pm - ten bucks...

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Long Distance Runner with Nervous Jerk & Model Home

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - August 25 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Auckland-based post-hardcore act Long Distance Runner (featuring members of Parents, How Get, Human Resource and Sere) are hitting the road in August for six dates across the North and South Island. Joining L.D.R. for their Christchurch gig at the Darkroom are local acts Nervous Jerk and Model Home.

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September 2018

Adam Hattaway & The Haunters / Cowboy Machine / PGX

September 7 @ 9:00 pm - September 8 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Boy wonder Adam Hattaway (Wurld Series, Sub Dude, The Eastern) and his band The Haunters hit Darkroom with a set of scorched-earth psych-pop jammers. Support from Cowboy Machine and PGX... 9pm - ten bucks!

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Swallow the Rat w/ Cowboy Machine + The Teasers

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - September 9 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10.00

Backed by a well received art house video, earlier single "Echoes of a Tide" from Auckland's SWALLOW THE RAT debuted at #3 on 95bFM and was subsequently picked up by the Bnet nationwide. Following the release of 2nd single "New Cross", the band are very pleased to announce they will be playing two dates in the South Island this September. FRIDAY 7th SEP / THE CROWN HOTEL / DUNEDIN w/ FRANCISCA GRIFFIN and the BUS SHELTER BOYS + DIANA SATURDAY…

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Shark Week NZ Tour – Christchurch

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10.00

Shark Week New Zealand Tour! Hitting New Zealand’s main cities this September Shark Week Entertainment artists Beach Boy, Pillow T. & Josef Parties are coming to shut it down! After releasing numerous projects, receiving thousands of plays and opening for acts like Lil Yachty and Keith Ape the boys have been working hard to make this tour happen, and with no major sponsor we are putting it all on the line to bring you an awesome event. Come and enjoy…

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Music for the Masses: Depeche Mode Party

September 14 @ 9:00 pm - September 15 @ 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Sanctuary Events present.. MUSIC FOR THE MASSES Depeche Mode Party! DJs Regress & 59 to 1 will be playing all your DM favourites! All Depeche Mode! All Night! Doors from 9pm Free Entry R18

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Darkroom Rituals 2018

September 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Darkroom Rituals 2018 at the darkroom, Saturday the 15th of September. Spectral Lights / Wallowitch Place Of Skulls https://placeofskulls.bandcamp.com/ AbhoR https://www.facebook.com/AbhoR-178329936082322/ Igni https://igni.bandcamp.com/

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Megahertz with Mulisha and North Otira Space Agency

September 22 @ 9:00 pm - September 23 @ 12:30 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Indie Rockers Megahertz rock it out at the Darkroom again with new rockers (but with some old Chch roots) Mulisha and back in a new incarnation, Surf Punks 'North Orira Space Agency'......think ;When Pets Attack' but different......maybe, we shall see !

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Whispering City | No Exit | black/black/blue

September 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Noice, noise and noise music

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Dusty Hustle | Two Bishop Cult | Karma

September 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Local reggae band Dusty Hustle with Two Bishop Cult and Karma

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RACING

September 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

Racing are bringing their hypnotic rock and roll dance music to Christchurch. They will be playing unheard songs from their up-coming debut album as well as all your favourites from 'The Bass' EP. With support from exciting new local band Razor Babez this will be a night not to be missed. Very limited tIckets from www.banishedmusic.com/tickets http://darkroom.bar

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October 2018

Builders CoNCH3 30 Year Reunion.

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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The same lineup that recorded the CoNCH3 LP, perhaps the Builders" most popular album, performs a reunion gig at Dark Room on Friday October 12th, hard on Bill Direen’s return from a tour of the USA. Greig Bainbridge has been a mainstay of various Builders lineups since the mid-80s, bringing distinctive harmonies and clarity of bass to the different bands. He has remained in Christchurch most of his life, where he teaches music and coaches football (the round kind). Stuart…

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