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The Heavy Mellow w/ Violet French And The Horrible And Casper Thomson

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - June 5 @ 12:00 am NZST

The Heavy Mellow is back!!! And with a new EP to boot! The Otautahi three-piece puts lo-fi misery folk through a grimy rock’n’roll ringer, making it louder! Faster! Stronger! better! They will be performing at Space Academy this music month, with support from the talented Violet French and The Horrible, and Casper Thomson. Casper Thomson is a folk artist whose use of hypnotic repetition and dynamics weave soundscapes and tell stories firmly grounded within the streets of Christchurch, feeling right…

Modern Times – The Songs of Bob Dylan

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZST

Back by popular demand! Adam Hattaway, known for trying to sing an awful lot like Bob Dylan, who also does a Van Morrison tribute show every now and then has announced a Bob Dylan tribute show with his band, The Haunters. Focusing on the latter part of Dylan’s recording career, the show will feature songs from 1989 onwards. After going crazy for Dylan’s latest release ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’, Hattaway along with a suped-up version of the Haunters will play…

Stonechild’s Album Announcement Night!

June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST

The worst grunge band in Christchurch is hosting an epic night of music to announce their upcoming album, with local legends Only You and Hoi Hoi supporting and some all new songs sitting on their setlist. It's sure to be a great gig!

Tess Liautaud

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST

The music of Franco-American singer-songwriter Tess Liautaud can not be easily defined. It hangs in the balance of her voice, warm like honey; it carries a depth of raw emotion, delivered with melodic grace and country soul. Her songs are easy listening, in that Jackson Browne, dreaming of Laurel Canyon, Americana sort of way, so it would make some kind of sense that she’s found a home here on the east side of Otautahi, among the folk singers and the…

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZST

Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal – a one-of-a-kind production that brings the circus arts to the ice for the very first time premieres in Christchurch on Friday 16th June at Horncastle Arena. This spectacular show will travel nationally from Christchurch to finish at Auckland’s Spark Arena in July. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from Wednesday 16th November 2022. In addition to seven of the gravity-defying traditional circus disciplines, the production also features traditional figure skating and extreme…

CMNZ Series – AWE

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZST

Artists: Horomona Horo, taonga puoroJeremy Mayall, keyboard, piano & electronics Combining electronic sounds with taonga puoro (traditional Māori instruments) and other musical elements, AWE weave together the sounds of Aotearoa with the musical textures of their imagination. Their music creates unique experiences for audiences of all ages, drawing on musical traditions both new and old, stories past and present, and bringing together different cultural practices and perspectives. The concert will feature material from their debut album as well as new…

The Situations w/ Best Bets and Hög

June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST

Rock 'n' roll fans rejoice! South Auckland's finest return to the south to warm your winter and carve your dinner. Get it in the diary and get ready to get fiery. The Situations are a garage-pop combo from Papakura. They've released three critically lauded albums and a string of sought after 7" singles. They've toured the world, opened for The White Stripes and Dead Moon (among countless others), and they've served as the backing band for Wanda Jackson, Ray Columbus…

Oh My Goth! A Dark 80s Celebration

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - July 8 @ 1:30 am NZST

Sanctuary Events present OH MY GOTH! A Dark 80s Celebration DJs Regress & 59 to 1 will take you on a dark journey celebrating Goth Rock, Post-Punk, Minimal Wave, Industrial, & Darkwave music from the Dark 80s. Tickets from undertheradar.co.nz

Back to the 80s – Glow Party

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - July 9 @ 1:00 am NZST

Back to the 80s - Glow Party!!! !! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND !! Come along for a night of music from the best decade, the 80s! Wear your fav neon/bright coloured clothing, fluro facepaint/makeup so you glow under our special UV blacklights!! DJs Regress & 59 to 1 will be playing all your favourites! Featuring; New Wave, Pop, Synth-pop, New Romantic, Rock and of course, Cheese! Spot prizes for best 80s dress-up! R18 R.O.A.R

Going Bush: A Kate Bush Tribute

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm NZST

Kate Bush, one of the most unique, breakthrough songwriters and alternative entertainers of last century. Going Bush will fulfil any desires of the hardcore, long time Kate Bush disciple as well as any new-comers to her legacy. Bringing back songs such as ‘Running up that Hill’ (as heard on Stranger Things Season 4), ‘Babooshka’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’, Charlotte Crone and band will get lost with you in a night of multimedia, musical theatrics. BAND: Charlotte Crone – Vocals Elena Berg…

TRASH – Indie Music Night

July 15 @ 8:00 pm - July 16 @ 1:30 am NZST

Sanctuary Events presents TRASH - Indie Music Night Electroclash / Post-punk / Indie / Wave / Electro / Alternative with DJs Regress & Pinacolada Soundsystem Featuring... BLOC PARTY / CHICKS ON SPEED / CRYSTAL CASTLES / CSS / CUT COPY / DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 / DFA RECORDS / DIGITALISM / EDITORS / ELASTICA / FAINT / FISCHERSPOONER / FOALS / INTERPOL / KITSUNE RECORDS / KLAXONS / KNIFE / LADYTRON / LCD SOUNDSYSTEM / PEACHES / PLACEBO / PRESETS…

NZ On Air GoLive Masterclass Seminars 2023

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm NZST

Held at SOLE Music Academy on Saturday 29 July, to coincide with GoLive, the NZ On Air GoLive Masterclass Seminars 2023 is your chance to hear from a panel of experts from the music industry – and to ask all the questions you have about securing music funding and achieving radio airplay. This year’s Masterclass includes two seminars. Book your ticket now as spaces are limited. Masterclass Sessions - 29 July 2023 12.30pm Doors Open 1.00pm - 2.30pm - NZ…

Sam Manzanza & The Afrobeat Band

August 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST

Sam Manzanza is an African artist and musician based in Pōneke who has spent decades bringing African music to all corners of Aotearoa. A versatile instrumentalist, composer, and singer, he plays blues harp, guitar, and percussion, sings in French, English, and Lingala, as well as composing most of the songs his band performs. His fast-paced blend of African music and  Afrobeat will have everyone immediately on their feet and dancing, with every performance a spectacular showcase of culture, upbeat music,…

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