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September 2018

Fables ‘Portraits’ Tour at the Sunday Sit Down

September 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZST
$15

Touring New Zealand in September and October, Fables are celebrating the release of their debut EP, Portraits. See them at Blue Smoke's much loved Sunday Sit Down afternoon concert series this September. Doors open 3pm Showtime 4pm Serving Sunday AGA Roast from 5pm .. Check out our menu here: http://bluesmoke.co.nz/liquids-liquor/ Fables produce a gentle and heartfelt indie-folk sound. Songstress Jess Bailey was taught by the Mackenzie Hills of the South Kaipara, dredged in the waters of Muriwai beach then hung…

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The Chills ‘Snow Bound Tour’ w/ Finn Andrews

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm NZST
$55

Blue Smoke open from: 7:00pm – Show time: 8:30pm Radio Hauraki, Wakachangi and Under The Radar Presents: The Chills – “Snow Bound Tour” with support from: Finn Andrews (The Veils) The Chills announce, Snow Bound, their new studio album due out on September 14th. Consolidating the album out upon the peaks and troughs of New Zealand’s wondrous land and soundscapes, The Chills set off again on an extensive national tour. With main centres, and some smaller towns they missed on…

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The Beths Album Release Tour

September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$15

100% GOOD & Undertheradar.co.nz The Beths NZ Album Release Tour After a whirlwind of dates in the US, UK, EU and Australia, The Beths will be returning to our shores for five shows in mid September. The tour is in support of their newly minted album 'Future Me Hates Me' which comes out today, August 10th via Carpark Records in Washington DC. Anyone who's seen The Beths live already can testify to their electric magnetism and fun arrangements. “There’s a…

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James Kenyon & Monty Bevins

September 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
$18

Blue Smoke open: 7:00pm – Show time: 8:00pm Australian songwriter James Kenyon is returning to Aotearoa this September for an 8 date tour that will include Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. He’ll be joined by New Zealand favourite and hardest working troubadour Monty Bevins. Kenyon has built a strong following across NZ after consistently touring since 2015, on the back of his his highly praised album ‘Imagine You Are Driving’, released through Little Lake Records. In the last 18 months, Kenyon…

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Jed Rowe (AUS) // Blue Smoke – The Sunday Sit Down

September 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZST

i hear django presents Jed Rowe (AUS) 2018 NEW ZEALAND TOUR - Sunday 23rd September Blue Smoke - The Sunday Sit Down Doors 3pm - $10 koha Sunday roast available from 5pm Acclaimed Australian singer/songwriter, Jed Rowe crosses the ditch this September for his first tour of New Zealand. Walking the line between folk, blues and country, Jed Rowe tells stories of Australian life in rich and vivid detail. He's toured extensively throughout Australia and Europe and has performed at…

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The Johnnys (Australia)

September 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$40

Blue Smoke open: 7:30pm – Show time: 8:30pm Special Guest in Christchurch: Lindon Puffin. Trailblazing Australian cowpunks The Johnnys will perform five New Zealand concerts in late September – their first tour here in three decades. NZ tour dates are: The Cook, Dunedin (26th); Blue Smoke, Christchurch (27th); San Fran, Wellington (28th); Galatos, Auckland (29th); Sawmill, Leigh (30th). The Johnnys barnstorming shows at legendary NZ venues like The Gluepot and Warners back in the 80s made an impenetrable impression. Their…

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Mild Orange

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$15

Doors: 7:30pm Show Time: 9:00pm Dunedin band and worldwide YouTube indie sensation, Mild Orange, are coming to Christchurch this September to play one show only at Blue Smoke. Mild Orange (affectionately, M.O) is a young four-piece band that creates what they call ‘melting melodies’ – an energy and vibrancy derived from a lust for smooth sounds. In April, M.O released their debut self-produced album, ‘Foreplay’, to world acclaim, with multiple singles soaring into the millions of views on YouTube. “Listening…

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Fraser Ross at the Sunday Sit Down

September 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT

Having just completed a national 'Life is Magic, Where is my Rabbit?' album release tour, Fraser Ross returns to Christchurch to perform at Blue Smoke's much loved Sunday Sit Down concert series this September. Doors open 3pm Showtime 4pm Serving Sunday AGA Roast from 5pm .. Check out our menu here: http://bluesmoke.co.nz/liquids-liquor/ ‘New Zealand’s best kept musical secret’ —Capital Times ​​‘His music, which has traditional folk roots, has a wonderful way of breaking free from genre’ —The Wireless ‘Like a…

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October 2018

The Teskey Brothers @ Blue Smoke Chirstchurch

October 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm NZDT
$44.24

The Teskey Brothers are excited to make their way back to NZ for the second time this year! Tickets on sale Thursday 23rd August: www.theteskeybrothers.com The Teskey Brothers are a rare musical gem. Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, the band have received widespread acclaim for their gorgeous debut album Half Mile Harvest. A raw combination of soul and blues, the record has warmed the hearts of listeners everywhere with it’s…

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Tiki Taane

October 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$25

After his last sell out Blue Smoke show, Tiki Taane returns to his old stomping ground to perform his powerful and uplifting "One Man Band" show with support from special quests. This will be another epic night of experimental music with plenty of classic hits by the "King of the Dubs".

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Reb Fountain

October 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
$18

Blue Smoke open: 3:00pm- Showtime: 4:00pm "Songwriters don’t come much better than this.” (William Dart, Radio NZ) Reb Fountain is gearing up to record a new album this October but before she does she'll be coming south to share a raft of new tunes and old at Blue Smoke's much loved Sunday Sit Down concert series. Just back from supporting The Chills Reb’s had a busy year; After touring and recording with Finn Andrews (The Veils) she released ‘Hopeful &…

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Steve Gunn (USA)

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$35.00

Hot on the heels of a critically lauded 2017 visit to New Zealand, New York-based guitarist and songwriter Steve Gunn returns for four solo shows across the country. One festival performance, one headline show, and two supports for iconic Dunedin pop minstrels The Chills. With a career spanning nearly fifteen years, Steve Gunn (formerly a guitarist in Kurt Vile's backing band, The Violators) has produced volumes of critically acclaimed solo, duo, and ensemble recordings. His albums represent milestones of contemporary…

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Albi & The Wolves ‘It Ain’t Easy’ National Tour

October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$15

Albi & The Wolves are back after the wonderful mini tour that was The Great New Zealand Folk Revival to visit many of the places they missed! This relentless trio will hit 21 cities and towns in the North and South Island to celebrate their next single It Ain’t Easy. If you haven’t head about them already Albi & The Wolves are a New Zealand string band that creates a huge sound using only an acoustic guitar, an electric violin,…

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The Warratahs – Drivin’ Wheel Tour

October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
$30

For over 30 years The Warratahs have carved a niche into the New Zealand landscape - literally from North Cape to Bluff, becoming legendary for extensively touring both small towns and cities alike.This year New Zealand’s greatest country music band are hitting the road again. Blue Smoke Friday 12th October - 7pm Tickets from Eventfinder This year New Zealand’s greatest country music band celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their debut album “The Only Game In Town”. Winning the Country Music…

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Another Side Of Paul Ubana Jones

October 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$30

Blue smoke Open: 7:00pm- Show time: 8:00pm A national treasure Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. he is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal blues and soul. Paul Ubana Jones is set to bring his “unique electro acoustic” music to Blue Smoke Direct from his European Tour: He brings new songs to his live sets, and a creative virtuosic energy that has kept him a busy touring musician since…

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Harry Lyon ‘To The Sea’ Album Tour

October 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$35

Blue Smoke open: 6:30pm - Show time- 7:30pm To the Sea is the first solo album for Harry Lyon. Produced by Lyttelton’s music auteur Delaney Davidson the album showcases Harry’s array of styles and influences with classic Kiwi rock, New Orleans vaudeville, Latin, Pasifika, country and a Christmas ballad for good measure. Lyrically subjects range from love songs, a life well lived and Harry’s usual wry political and social observations. Harry was co-founder, guitar player and songwriter with NZ Hall…

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Tiny Ruins ‘How Much’ Tour

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$30

Blue Smoke open:7:00pm - Show time:8:30pm n celebration of the 'How Much' release, Tiny Ruins will be playing Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington as the full band line up late October - early November. “How much would you be willing to give?” Fullbrook asks point-blank in the first offering from their anticipated third album, ahead of woozily discordant strings and a stomping neo-psychedelic rhythm. The lyric brims with imagery of supermarket breakdowns, lilos, snarks and silos while an anthemic guitar hook…

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Sex On Toast ‘Rough’ EP Release Tour

October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$20

Blue Smoke open: 7:30pm - Showtime: 9:00pm At long last, Sex on Toast are ready to unveil their latest EP… Rough. The record signals the completion of the double EP project Rough and Ready. 016’s Ready was a light and joyous affair, with horn arrangements, pianos, both electric and acoustic, high falsetto and tight 70’s backbeats. Rough EP shifts that palate with sparse ballads, slow jams, uptempo, Minneapolis stomp, heavy metal, 12” mixes, drum machines and industrial noise. Think of…

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Sex on Toast in Christchurch with Wallace and the Butlers

October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$25

At long last, Sex on Toast are ready to unveil their latest EP… Rough. The record signals the completion of the double EP project Rough and Ready. 2016’s Ready was a light and joyous affair, with horn arrangements, pianos, both electric and acoustic, high falsetto and tight 70’s backbeats. Rough EP shifts that palate with sparse ballads, slow jams, uptempo, Minneapolis stomp, heavy metal, 12” mixes, drum machines and industrial noise. Think of Rough as Ready’s moodier older cousin. So…

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Courtney Marie Andrews

October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZDT
$15

We're over the moon to bring Courtney Marie Andrews to the Blue Smoke stage this October. Support from: Richard Dada Don't miss this rare opportunity to see one of country music's best kept secrets perform an intimate concert on a Sunday evening. Book a table for your family and friends and make a night of it, delicious food on offer throughout. Visit www.bluesmoke.co.nz for full details. Courtney Marie Andrews spent over nine months of 2017 on the road, with multiple…

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Avantdale Bowling Club’ On Tour

October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$32

Blue Smoke Open: 7:30pm- Show time: 8:30pm ollowing on from a No.1 New Zealand album, Tom Scott is taking his Avantdale Bowling Club project live in October and November. “This record has so much potential for interpretation. It was made to be played live. I can't wait to move this from the rehearsal room to the stage” says Scott. The band comprises some of the country’s finest jazz musicians in Julien Dyne (Drums), Tonga Vaea (Keys and Trumpet), Ben Turua…

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Anika Moa Album Release Tour

October 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$44

Blue Smoke Open: 7.30pm- Show time: 8.30pm If Anika Moa was feeling ready to kick back for the remainder of 2018, then things haven’t really run to plan. In fact it’s about to get a whole lot busier for the multi-talented entertainer with a new album release, tv series and live shows all on the way. Earlier in May, eighteen years after her debut recording on American soil, Moa headed to the vibrant musical hub of New Orleans to record…

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November 2018

Nukes Blue Smoke Sunday Arvo Family Show

November 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm NZDT
$20 – $25

This Sunday Nov 4th Blue Smoke family arvo show kicks of at 4 pm ....door sales from 3.30 pm or pre sale at eventfinda $20 with kids invited for a koha . The afternoons show will feature local school ukulele players in on a few tunes that were part of the weeks schools workshop and show visits about Canterbury . The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash,…

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Excellent Soul Therapy

November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$30.00

EXCELLENT SOUL THERAPY - REUNION Powerful forces have somehow aligned, and against all the odds, the Universe has provided us with one more session of....... Excellent Soul Therapy! EST, as they were known, were a Christchurch band in the early to mid 90's. A core four piece of Sly Boy, Willy J, Kane and Brother C, created a huge, dynamic sound encompassing many genres including Reggae, Dub, Funk, Soul, Psych-rock, just to name a few. Many later shows also included…

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The Nukes ‘Family Show’

November 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
$20

Blue Smoke Open: 3:30pm- Show time: 4:00pm he Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love. The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and people will be staggered by what the Nukes are able to achieve with it. Great songwriting, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly…

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Wreckless Eric

November 8, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$50

Blue Smoke Open: 7:30pm- Show time: 8:30pm David Roy Williams Entertainment Presents: Wreckless Eric Wreckless Eric shuns nostalgia and doesn’t do comebacks for the simple reason that he never went away. An original Stiff Records artist in 1977 alongside Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, the Damned and Ian Dury, Eric is one of England’s great underground songwriters. His classic “Whole Wide World” has been covered by the Monkees, Green Day, Mental As Anything, the Replacements, the Proclaimers and even Will Ferrell…

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Elemeno P ‘Louder Louder’ NZ Spring Tour

November 9, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$42

Blue Smoke Open: 8:00pm -Show Time:8:30pm Iconic kiwi rock group, Elemeno P are excited to hit the road on their upcoming 7-date New Zealand Spring tour - their most extensive run of regional dates in over a decade! As one of Aotearoa’s quintessential rock groups, the much-loved five piece will ring in the warmer climates with fans from all across the country as they revisit the classics (and the deep cuts) for a special set of shows not to be…

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Glass Vaults

November 10, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$20

Blue Smoke Open: 7:00pm - Showtime: 8:30pm This is a one off performance by psych-pop outfit Glass Vaults and their only headline Christchurch show of 2018. A rare chance to catch this force majeure of alternative art-pop in the garden city. Joined on the night by low-fi fuzz-pop virtuoso Ben Woods. wonky sun-soaked rhythms and effortlessly cool vocals” - Wonderland Magazine “...absorbing and richly crafted pop…” - GOLD FLAKE PAINT Enthralling New Zealand psych-folk” - CLASH Music “...lush, vibrant, and…

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Congress Of Animals – The Strange Caravan Tour

November 15, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$35

Blue Smoke Open: 7:30 pm -Show time: 8:30pm A Strange Caravan travels its way around New Zealand this spring A collective of renowned kiwi songwriters and solo artists, tracing lineage to many of NZ’s most loved bands, join forces this spring to bring you The Strange Caravan Tour. The tour features Bret McKenzie, Age Pryor, Justin Firefly, Nigel Collins and Ben Lemi, whose musical projects include Fly My Pretties, Trinity Roots and Flight of the Conchords to name but a…

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Jonathan Bree ‘Sleepwalking Over NZ’ Tour

November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$35

Doors Open:8:00pm- Show Start:8:30pm November Sleepwalking tour will see "The Master of Misery" perform in New Zealand for the first time since 2017s' Others Way Festival. Joined by his faceless band, audiences will get the chance to hear album singles 'Fuck It' which topped the 95bFM charts in June 2018, 'You're So Cool' - Time Out New Yorks, best music video of 2017 as well as ' Valentine' and 'Say You Love Me Too'. Jonathan Bree's third solo album, Sleepwalking…

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Princess Chelsea ‘The Loneliest Girl’ Tour

November 17, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$30

Blue smoke open: 7:00pm - Showtime: 8:30pm The Loneliest Girl NZ tour will be the first time Princess Chelsea has performed to New Zealand audiences in three years. It sees Chelsea and her band return home after an extensive "Planet Earth" circuit of the U.K, Europe and Korea. “I’ve got some new band members, which is pretty cool,” she says "and we have spent the last three months tightening our live set before touring the album .. Back in June,…

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Chelsea Jade ‘Personal Best’ Album Release Tour

November 24, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$32

New Zealand's Accidental Dream Pop Hero" - Noisey "Chelsea Jade's presence is ethereal" - DAZED "Chelsea Jade is a master of awkward, weirdo intelligence" - i-D Captivating performance artist and singer songwriter, Chelsea Jade, returns to New Zealand this November for three shows to celebrate the release of her debut project, Personal Best. Off the heels of her latest single "Laugh It Off", a sold-out performance at New York City's Mercury Lounge, and her second APRA Silver Scroll Nomination in…

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Tui Mamaki

November 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$18

Stories of love, harvest, death and transcendence, featuring powerful, hypnotic vocals, tampura drone instruments and acoustic/electric guitars. With music as a meeting place, TUi's music also becomes a playground for the phenomenal and poetic percussionist DOUG BRUSH. TUi MAMAKi (formerly of The Mamaku Project) disappeared to Bulgaria in 2014… Where is Bulgaria!? It is in her childhood record collection, in her impossible dreams, as far east in Europe as you can go, and now, deeply woven into her voice &…

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December 2018

Ziggy Alberts ‘Laps Around The Sun World Tour’

December 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$42

n celebration of the new album Laps Around The Sun, Ziggy Alberts is embarking on his Laps Around The Sun World Tour. Kicking off his first shows this December, Ziggy will be headlining rooms of all shapes and sizes across Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, North America, South Africa and South America. Support from: BEXY No stranger to life on the road, the world tour celebrates the next chapter in Ziggy's growing career and will take him to both foreign…

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Tattletale Saints Duo Tour

December 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZDT
$20

December 2018 sees Auckland born, Nashville based Tattletale Saints return home, performing 13 intimate acoustic duo concerts around the country in support of the release of two new singles. This tour marks a return to the acoustic duo sound that first introduced the Saints' music to New Zealand audiences in 2012, earning them the Tui for Folk Album of The Year in 2014. Cy Winstanley (guitar/vocals and APRA Silver Scroll nominee) and Vanessa McGowan (bass/vocals) have been based Stateside for…

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The Eastern & Barry Saunders – ‘Light House’ Benefit Show

December 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$25

In the almost decade long tradition of near Christmas shows and fundraisers, “National Treasures” (RNZ) The Eastern will perform on Dec. 22nd at their favourite local venue Blue Smoke. They will be joined by NZ country Icon, Warratah and gentleman of the road Barry Saunders. The Eastern are known nationwide and internationally as a hard driving, hard working, hard hoping, huge hearted, country/folk/string/rock n roll powerhouse. They were described by ‘No Depression’ as “one of the best modern roots acts…

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January 2019

My Baby ‘Mounaiki release tour’

January 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$18

HYPNOTIC TRANCE-POP group MY BABY, will be hitting our shores for a nationwide tour between Dec-March! This will be their fourth return after their Prehistoric Rhythm album pre-release tour in 2017. This time they delight us with recent release Mounaiki ~ By the Bright of Night a shamanic album laced with deep-bass driven grooves, gospel and blues singing, cultural inflections and a touch of EDM... try name a better combo. This year, MY BABY begin their 13-date tour at New…

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MY BABY – Mounaiki tour

January 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT

HYPNOTIC TRANCE-POP group MY BABY, will be hitting our shores for a nationwide tour between Dec-March! This will be their fourth return after their Prehistoric Rhythm album pre-release tour in 2017. This time they delight us with recent release Mounaiki ~ By the Bright of Night a shamanic album laced with deep-bass driven grooves, gospel and blues singing, cultural inflections and a touch of EDM… try name a better combo. This year, MY BABY begin their 13-date tour at New…

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The Frank Burkitt Band ‘Lost But Alive’ NZ Tour

January 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
$20

The Frank Burkitt Band are delighted to be returning to Blue Smoke as part of their 30 date 'Lost but Alive' NZ Tour. It was a great night the last time they were in town so don't miss out. Frank is a storyteller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. A folk songwriter at his core, American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and…

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Isaiah B Brunt Trio

January 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZDT
$20

Blue Smoke open from: 6:00pm - Showtime: 7:30pm “His is an age-old sound reminiscent of the kind of earthy blues, soul and folk that held sway during the mid-1960s. His rampaging slide stings, utilizing tried'n'true blues progressions but adding a modern sheen to the whole shebang…a dynamite new roots-reverent newcomer to the American blues scene.” - Classicalite Music Magazine Australian based Isaiah B Brunt has always known where his hearts lies since he first heard his father strum the ukulele,…

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February 2019

Adam McGrath & Jess Shanks (The Eastern solo)

February 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
$20

Blue Smoke open from: 7:30pm - Showtime: 8:30pm Adam McGrath & Jess Shanks sing songs solo, together. Adam McGrath is a folk singer stationed wherever he lands. He travels the state highways and byways of New Zealand, Australia, Europe and parts beyond, slinging songs and offering up low rent barroom philosophy with his band of misfits and chancers, The Eastern. His songs have gathered a clutch of good reviews in NZ and overseas, he's been nominated for a couple of…

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The Young Folk (Ireland) w/ Your Indigo

February 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
$25

Blue Smoke open from: 7:30pm - Showtime: 8:30pm Irish band The Young Folk are returning to New Zealand, in response to the success of their 2018 NZ tour. Hailing from Dublin, The Young Folk marry traditional acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmonies with contemporary production techniques resulting in a sound which has been compared with Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Crosby Stills & Nash. “One of the most promising young bands to come out of Ireland in several decades” (Maverick Magazine)…

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The Songs Of Al Park ‘Better Already’ Album Release

February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$20

A showcase to celebrate the release of 'Better Already' - The songs of Al Park. Buy a copy of the new album and get free entry to the show. Featuring guest performances from some of NZ's finest musicians; who sang, interpreted and recorded Al Parks songs for his album 'Better Already' Jordan Luck, Adam McGrath, Barry Saunders, Janice Grey, Adam Hattaway, Anthea Struthers, Helen Mulholland. (Also on the record but not at the show, Marlon Williams, Delaney Davidson, Anita Clark).…

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Soaked Oats at The Cassels & Sons Nostalgia After Party

February 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT

Let the good times roll! Entry free with an official Nostalgia Festival Wristband OR limited 'after party only' tickets available. Bargain student prices and a free bus back to the Uni at the end of the night. Come along to Blue Smoke for the official Nostalgia Festival After Party and enjoy the sludge-pop melodies of Soaked Oats, once described as "a southern stew of Kurt Vile and Mac DeMarco with a good shake of Kevin Morby ". Soul food, high…

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Cate Le Bon (UK) w/ Pickle Darling

February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$35

Blue Smoke open from: 7:30pm - Showtime: 8:30pm In a mid-November Pitchfork article, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy singled out Cate Le Bon as one of the ten artists that have meant the most to him, during his life. Tweedy says that Cate is "one of the best out there making music now. It's really rare for people to have a specific sound anymore, but I can always tell when it's her playing guitar." In mid-February, Cate Le Bon will tour New…

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The Shambles ~ For The Last Time ~ Nz Tour – Christchurch

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$29

Early birds @ $25 GET IN QUICK BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! GA @ $29 The Shambles are playing their Final Sunset Tour for you all. This is your last opportunity to see the enigmatic groove merchants in randy Christchurch For the Last Time. One last occasion for the band to farewell all of you who have been on the journey, listened to our music, danced at our shows and fuelled us to be able to do what we love. One…

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Julia Jacklin ‘Crushing’ Album Release Tour

February 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$40

Blue Smoke open from: 7:00pm - Showtime: 8:30pm The second full-length album from Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. And with her storytelling centered on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives. “This album came from spending two years touring and…

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March 2019

Milk & Honey Festival – Bic Runga & French Concession

March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$50

Blue Smoke open from: 7:00pm - Showtime: 8:30pm One night, Three cities, Four venues, Over twenty artists, in celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday March 8th 2019. To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2019, over twenty of Aotearoa’s finest female artists are gathering across three cities to perform a series of shows on Friday March 8th. MILK & HONEY CHRISTCHURCH - BLUE SMOKE - BIC RUNGA & FRENCH CONCESSION Tickets and information available here: www.milkandhoneyfestival.co.nz Note that each gig…

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The Return of Beat Rhythm Fashion

March 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$20

Legendary Wellington Proto Shoegazer/Dreampop/postpunk pioneers Beat Rhythm Fashion return from a 35 year hiatus to pick up exactly where they left off with their groundbreaking atmospheric alternative rock pieces like 'Turn of the Century' & 'Beings Rest Finally' with a new album of material. Nino Birch(guitar & vocals) & Caroline Easther (ex Chills drums & vocals) team up with Rob Mayes (ex Throw, dolphin, Kimo - bass) to deliver a new album Tenterhook, and back it up with a nationwide…

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Avalanche City – My Babylon Tour | Blue Smoke, Christchurch

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
$30

Eccles Entertainment & Chugg Music Present: Avalanche City - My Babylon Album Release Tour Thursday March 14th @ Blue Smoke, Christchurch Tickets $30 - https://bit.ly/2SAcguh Very happy to announce that special guest and good friend, Joseph from Joseph & Maia will be joining me at all shows on the 'My Babylon' Tour. New Zealand singer and songwriter, Avalanche City, will release his highly-anticipated third album, MY BABYLON on February 22. To mark the milestone, Avalanche City (AKA Dave Baxter) is…

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Pussy Riot – Riot Days – Christchurch

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$48 – $55

DOORS 7:30pm - SHOWTIME: 9:00pm Pussy Riot have one of the most important voices of the last 10 years. ​ ​Gaining worldwide notoriety in 2012 after being imprisoned for 'hooliganism motivated by religious hatred’ for their performance inside a Moscow church. They are the epitome of modern protest music, brash, unrelenting and challenging. ​ Featuring three key members, the iconic feminist punk rock performance band play Christchurch for one night only. ​ Riot Days is their story, presented in a…

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Clap Clap Riot 10 Year Anniversary Tour CHCH

March 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - March 17, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZDT
$22

Indie rock darlings Clap Clap Riot are pumped to announce their ​10 Year Anniversary Tour​, which will cover top to tail of New Zealand this March. Started in Canterbury by a group of high school friends, the dynamic five-piece solidified their place as a kiwi staple over a last decade with one EP, three full-length albums, a string of NZ music award nominations, and countless live shows with the who’s who of local and international acts. To mark their decade’s…

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Alejandro Escovedo w/ Adam McGrath – Christchurch

March 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$44.95 – $49.90

Doors open: 6:00pm - Showtime: 7:30pm ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO AND SPECIAL GUEST ADAM MCGRATH OF THE EASTERN Recipient of the AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION'S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, the Austin Music Award’s TOWNES VAN ZANDT SONGWRITER AWARD and NO DEPRESSION magazine’s ARTIST OF THE DECADE, the legendary Mexican-American singer-songwriter will tour on the back of his acclaimed new immigration-themed album The Crossing. Alejandro Escovedo ANNOUNCES THE EASTERN'S ADAM MCGRATH AS OPENER FOR ALL NEW ZEALAND SHOWS DRW Entertainment is proud to present, for…

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Wallis Bird

March 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm NZDT
$3.75 – $44.00

Wallis Bird's expressive vocals and driving guitar rhythms have been taking audiences by storm in the UK, Australia, Japan and across Europe. Every performance is characterised by a startling passion and presentness; one that frequently leaves Bird breathless and her acoustic guitar strings shredded. Her refreshing honesty, self-effacing manner has endeared her to audiences worldwide. Now based in Berlin, in the last 10 years Bird has played over 1,000 shows in Europe, won two Meteor Awards (Ireland’s national music prize),…

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The Paper Kites : Where You Live Tour New Zealand

March 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$49

The Paper Kites last toured New Zealand in 2015 and are looking forward to crossing the Tasman once again, capping off a phenomenal 12 months in which they released two critically acclaimed albums - ON THE TRAIN RIDE HOME and ON THE CORNER WHERE YOU LIVE. "After spending so much time touring and recording overseas over the past few years we are so happy to finally bring these new songs to New Zealand. We can't wait to head back to…

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Anxiety Club – Black Heart tour

March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$15

Following sold-out performances in Auckland and Wellington, Anxiety Club make their first trip to the mainland with a show at the legendary Blue Smoke. Playing feel-good anthems of heartache and despair, this show is a must-see for fans of indie, rock, Americana or good music in general! Support comes from superb local band, Deep Water Creek.

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How Can I Keep from Singing – Tribute, Fundraiser, Hope Builder

March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$35

Doors Open: 7:30pm - Showtime:8:30pm A tribute, a fundraiser, a solidarity grower, a hope builder. ALL PROFITS WILL GO TO VICTIM SUPPORT & THE MUSLIM ASSOCIATION OF CHCH Featuring: Marlon Williams, DARK TOWER, THE EASTERN, Holly Arrowsmith, Adam Hattaway (of Adam Hattaway and the Haunters), Adam McGrath, Alice Andersen, Al Park, Ben Brown, Caleb Issacs, Isla Martin, Jess Shanks, Lindon Puffin, Matty Smith, Tom Maxwell (of Tom Maxwell & The Killergrams), & more .. Singing the songs of Pete Seeger…

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WISO – The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra

March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$25

ELECTRONIC | SOUL | FUNK | | DRUM N BASS | PERCUSSION COLLECTIVES ON TOUR BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/…/The-Waiheke-International… W.I.S.O. ( The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra ) have shared the stage with NZ acts such as Yoko Zuna, Sorceress, Latin Aotearoa, P-Diggs and Sunshine Sound System, headlined nights at The Christchurch Jazz & Blues Festival for The Blue Note Series, Okere Falls Strong Beer Fest and Sun Sets Festivals and return this year to headline Okere Falls Bierfest with the…

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April 2019

Lawrence Arabia’s Singles Club Album Release Tour

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
$34.90

New Zealand's "foremost chronicler of 21st Century bourgeois dilemmas," Lawrence Arabia, is back with a tour to celebrate the soon to be released album version of his audacious twelve month long project, "Lawrence Arabia's Singles Club." The album is released on March 29th and includes offerings from The Ruby Suns' Ryan McPhun, Hollie Fullbrook of Tiny Ruins, Heather Mansfield from The Brunettes (singing alongside Liam Finn's drums on 'A Little Hate') and a dream collaboration with psychedelic hero, Van Dyke…

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Li’l Chuck – MONO album release show. **CHRISTCHURCH**

April 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$20

"Sublime harp and heartfelt vocals leave the listener wanting more" Blues matters magazine (UK) "Li'l Chuck combines almost every element of pure joy". 4 1/2 stars (out of 5) NZ Listener "A true multi-instrumentalist & multi-tasker in addition to a talented artist". No Depression Magazine USA. MONO: Li'l Chuck's 3rd album release show MONO, the new album from Li’l Chuck was recorded at Sugar Ray's Vintage Recording Studio in Essex England, this exclusive Bluesmoke show will feature a live performance…

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Busby Marou

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZDT
$30

Eccles Entertainment, Footstomp Music and Select Music Present : Busby Marou - 'Sound of Summer' Tour With special guest Eden Mulholland The overwhelming feeling that emanates from BUSBY MAROU is joy. Tom’s playful onstage presence combined with Jeremy’s freakish instrumental ability has cemented their reputation as one of the most loved live bands to come out of Australia in recent times. They have created a completely unique vibe based on Tom’s everyman’s approach to story telling interspersed with Jeremy’s guitar…

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Michael Dunstan ‘New Normal’ NZ Tour

April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
$20

Returning to Christchurch on the back of an extensive sold out 'Partly Cloudy' Australian tour and 4 sold out shows in New Zealand, Michael Dunstan has made strong headway into 2019 with the release of the first two intricate pieces of the ‘New Normal’ EP; ‘The Unknown’ and ‘Two Weeks’. On the back of Michael’s largest Australian tour to date in February 2019, late this March and April 2019 Dunstan returns back to beautiful New Zealand with a powerful third…

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Paul Ubana Jones, Brendan & Alison Turner, Jess Shanks

April 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
$30

"HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?" The Iconic Paul Ubana Jones, Auckland's Brendan and Alison Turner and The Eastern's own Jess Shanks, unite under the 'How Can I Keep From Singing' banner to perform a fundraising and solidarity growing concert at Woolston's Blue Smoke this April. Joining their show with artists such as Marlon Williams, Dark Tower, Holly Arrowsmith, Lindon Puffin and The Eastern, who amongst others performed at the very first of the 'How Can I keep From Singing'…

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Larkin Poe

April 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$55

Blue Smoke is proud to present Larkin Poe, the American Blues-Rock band who will be performing their gritty, soulful, southern heritage in Woolston, Christchurch this April. “These women are seriously badass. Don’t mess with them." – Paste Magazine Rebecca and Megan Lovell, the multi-instrumentalist sister duo are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Alan Poe and ‘Larkin Poe’ was the name of the sisters’ great-great-great grandfather. The Lovell sisters are known for blending Haim-esque vocals with guitar riffs…

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May 2019

Hattaway & The Haunters plus Friends

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$20

HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING? Boy wonder Adam Hattaway; Songwriter and frontman of 'The Haunters' and player of guitar in Wurld Series, The Eastern and 1001 other bands too numerous to mention, has united some of Christchurch's finest independent artists for another show in our 'How Can I Keep From Singing' fundraising and solidarity growing concert series. FIVE BANDS, ONE NIGHT! Featuring: Adam Hattaway and the Haunters, Ryan Fisherman and The Settlers of Catan, Wurld Series, PGX and pickle…

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Dolph, Corduroy, And The Kennel

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$15

Dolphin Friendly, now commonly known as "Dolph" are built on the mutual motivation to promote movements centralised around environmentalism, and anti-conventionalism. The four-piece group have found themselves creating a mixture of sounds, platformed on a no-bullshit, anti-pop, hard-pysch, and rock etiquette. One would describe Dolph to be influenced from the likes of rock gods Nirvana and The Doors from their rock n’ roll stage performance and comparable ability to engage a crowd with often debaucherous mannerisms and "loose" behaviour. Corduroy.…

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Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders – Album Release Tour

May 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$35

Two of New Zealand's most distinguished songwriters, Lyttelton musical troubadour Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders of The Warratahs have teamed up for a special collaborative record named Word Gets Around, releasing in conjunction with a record release tour happening across the nation in this May. The offbeat new project was sparked when the pair were simultaneously sound-checking in a church for an event with Marlon Williams and Tami Neilson, and quickly gathered steam as both artists recognised the creative synergy…

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Graeme James [Christchurch] The Long Way Home Tour

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$16 – $19

After a breakthrough year of international shows, one of New Zealand’s most streamed indie artists Graeme James returns to NZ to tour his Nettwerk label debut album The Long Way Home. The Long Way Home is an album that explores time and space through the motif of the journey. In keeping with the album title 2018 was a year of intense international travel for Graeme, relocating to Europe and racking up over 25,000kms on a highly successful 3 month North…

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The Nineteen Nineties Front Man Face Off

May 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
$25

Doors Open: 7:00pm - Show Time: 8:00pm As part of 'Blue smokes' series of fundraising shows under the 'How Can I Keep From Singing?' banner the venue is proud to announce a special one off performance this May. The return and reunion of three of the mid 90's Christchurch music scene's most familiar faces. From CINEMATIC, Jeremy Taylor, from THE PUFFINS Lindon Puffin, and from THE HOLY TOLEDOS Brendan Gregg. Frontmen from three of the well known and cherished bands…

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Great Gable – Cool Mind Blue Tour

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$15

"One of WA's premier upcoming bands; their music is simple yet layered so cleverly that it punches you in the throat whilst still holding your hand." - Xpress Magazine Great Gable (Alex Whiteman, Matt Preen, Callum Guy & Chris Bye) are a Perth based band originally from the South-West of Western Australia, combining a wide range of influences to bring a subtle twist on the alternative-indie sound. The band have had a stellar year in 2018, selling out two national…

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Great Gable at Blue Smoke (Christchurch) // Cool Mind Blue Tour

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
$15

The land of the long white cloud, you asked for it! Bloody excited to let this one out of the bag. Our Cool Mind Blue single release rolls on to New Zealand this May for our first ever international tour. With special guests TBA 18+ *At our shows we do not tolerate anti-social behaviour at any level. Please respect everyone around you, if you feel unsafe report it immediately and action will be swiftly taken. Most of all, enjoy the…

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You Should Be Dancing @ Blue Smoke

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$14 – $20

"You Should Be Dancing" is a night of Disco Hits from the 70's and 80's and we are very pleased to announce our second nationwide tour. A GREAT BIG DANCING DISCO CELEBRATION! We play classics that you would have to be a robot not to move to. A literal Boogie Wonderland! If you're sick of needing or feeling like you need a good reason to shake your thang, or perhaps you are worried your friends will judge your over enthusiastic…

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Solid Cream – ChCh International Jazz & Blues Festival

May 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
$30

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SMOKE SERIES.. Solid Cream pays tribute to the 60s power trio Cream (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce). Using their music as a launching pad Solid Cream put their own mark on the well-known tunes, yet staying true to the original version and the things that made the very band so great, improvisation and the evergreen sound of the blues. The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival is the largest combined jazz…

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Mike Frost Blues Band – ChCh International Jazz & Blues Festival

May 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
$30

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SMOKE SERIES.. Following the trail of pioneers with colourful names like BB King, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and Hound Dog Taylor, Mike Frost & the Icemen have refined the original blues of Memphis, Chicago, Houston and L.A. The result is a dynamic blend of new and old. Original tunes and old favourites, played and sung with respect for the past, but with the drive and enthusiasm needed to entertain a contemporary audience. When you hear the…

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June 2019

La Luna & The Gadjos – ChCh International Jazz & Blues Festival

June 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
$30

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SMOKE SERIES.. Chanteuse ‘La Luna’ & her amazing Gadjos descend from afar to bring you an irreverent brew of French chanson, gypsy jazz and swing or Manouche! This traditional French music of the 30s is played with authentic feel and passion led by the multilingual talents of La Luna (Fr: the mad one) who sings vintage Piaf and gypsy classics with verve and nerve! Poised for unimaginable feats of dexterity La Luna & the Gadjos recreate…

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Tom Harris Yurt Party – ChCh International Jazz & Blues Festival

June 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
$30

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SMOKE SERIES.. Embrace the Eastern-European-meets-dubby-roots sound of Yurt Party! Clap hands to seething Romani and Balkan rhythms, sigh to haunting violin melodies, and cheer along the fiery horn players. This Christchurch-proud band gets people dancing at festivals, under trees, on top of tables and generally in an up and down direction. Lorenz Weston-Salzer (violin) Tom Harris (keyboards) Thomas Isbister (drums) Kiefer Wilton (trumpet) Doug Brush (percussion) Charlotte Crone (trombone) The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz…

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Yurt Party – Blue Smoke Series

June 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm NZST

DOORS OPEN: 6:30pm - SHOWTIME: 7:30pm Embrace the Eastern-European-meets-dubby-roots sound of Yurt Party! Clap hands to seething Romani and Balkan rhythms, sigh to haunting violin melodies, and cheer along the fiery horn players. This Christchurch-proud band gets people dancing at festivals, under trees, on top of tables and generally in an up and down direction. Lorenz Weston-Salzer (violin) Tom Harris (keyboards) Thomas Isbister (drums) Kiefer Wilton (trumpet) Doug Brush (percussion) Charlotte Crone (trombone) Note: Blue Smoke is a casual standing…

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Jazz Jam with Axolotl & Friends – ChCh International Jazz & Blues Festival

June 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
$20

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SMOKE SERIES.. The festival goes out on a great note with Axolotl taking you on a delightful adventure performing world jazz from South America to Eastern Europe with some stops in between. After, they’ll invite musicians from the festival line-up (and others) to join them on stage throughout the evening to participate in the jazz jam. Tamara Smith (flutes, percussion) Chris Burke (sax) Chris Dabinett (guitar) Doug Brush (world percussion) Mike Story (bass) Jonty O’Connor (drums)…

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Injury Reserve (US) – Christchurch

June 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
$35

ASTRAL PEOPLE and Handsome Tours are excited to announce Injury Reserve for their first ever Australia and New Zealand tour this June 2019. Injury Reserve play Christchurch's Blue Smoke on Thursday 6 June. Tickets on sale now via Just The Ticket 🎟 http://bit.ly/InjuryReserveChch The rap trio from Phoenix have started the year off with a bang, dropping track 'Jawbreaker' in January and now they’re back with new single 'Jailbreak The Tesla feat. Amine'. Injury Reserve, who recorded their debut mixtape…

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Deep Water Creek – Live at Blue Smoke

June 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
$20 – $25

After a busy summer of festivals Deep Water Creek will be playing their first indoor show of 2019! They are excited to announce their debut EP release show at Blue Smoke on June 7th. With an opening acoustic set by frontman Matthew Smith, this will be a very cool night and the chance to see this unique band before they head into the studio to record their debut LP. Tickets from Under The Radar are $20.00. $25.00 on the night

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The Jordan Luck Band NZ Winter(ish) Tour 2019

June 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm NZST
$40

Following a Sold Out Winter Tour in 2018, Kiwi icon's The Jordan Luck Band announce the 19 date New Zealand Winter(ish) Tour of 2019, trekking all across the country from Saturday April 27th to June 22nd. Jordan Luck is the lead singer and songwriter for the New Zealand rock band The Exponents. The Exponents, had a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, and Victoria was recently voted by public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all…

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July 2019

Beastwars IV – Album Release Tour

July 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm NZST
$35

New Zealands legendary Stoner Metal band Beastwars are returning to the world with a new lease on life, literally. Vocalist Matt Hyde underwent over 6 months of treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2016, he is now in remission. They are today announcing their new album IV which was shaped by Hyde’s recent experiences. It will be released on Friday June 28 through Destroy Records. Merch bundles can be pre-ordered now at http://www.beastwars.bigcartel.com. Along with the announcement of the new album,…

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Villainy – Christchurch

July 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
$45

EARLYBIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT. GENERAL RELEASE 12PM FRIDAY. www.villainymusic.com The Rock and Eccles Entertainment present: VILLAINY RAISED IN THE DARK NZ TOUR Hot on the heels of a triumphant performance to a capacity crowd at Homegrown, rockers Villainy have just announced a nationwide tour, which will coincide with the release of their highly-anticipated third album, RAISED IN THE DARK. Villainy will play Blue Smoke in Christchurch on Friday, July 12; 50 Gorillas in Dunedin on Saturday, July 13; The Royal…

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Soaked Oats ‘Sludge Pop Tour’ – Christchurch

July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
$15 – $30

This July indie sludge-pop rockers Soaked Oats return to cities across New Zealand in celebration of the release of their new EP 'Sludge Pop', out June 14th via Australian indie label Dot Dash Records. This show comes hot on the heels of the band touring in the UK (including an appearance well-renowned UK festival ‘The Great Escape’) and Australia. Soaked Oats are a young four-piece band hailing from Dunedin, New Zealand who have been described as “a southern stew of…

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Boss Soul – a tribute to Bruce Springsteen

July 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
$25

THE EASTERN & Bad Gin Sanctuary present BOSS SOUL - a tribute to Bruce Springsteen Christchurch winters are designed to bite you where it hurts, it’s their intrinsic nature, their essential reason for existence. It’s your job to face them down, heat pumps a ‘blazing, fires a ’roaring, layers a ’wrapping and if you dig music then with your ass a ’shakin’. We gotta keep it warm out there! The music of Bruce Springsteen seems custom built for the later,…

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August 2019

Louis Baker Album Release Show – Christchurch

August 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
$30

ON SALE NOW - LOUIS BAKER // BLUE SMOKE // 8TH AUGUST This June 21, much-loved modern soul singer-songwriter LOUIS BAKER will release his debut album OPEN, featuring his powerful new single ‘The People' along with fan favourites ‘Black Crow’ and ‘Addict’. To celebrate the long-awaited album release, Louis will be taking his band out on the road for three special shows in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

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Kings : Flex Tour

August 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST

Kiwi hip-hop ‘man of the moment’ Kings will be embarking on his first-ever nationwide tour of New Zealand to celebrate the release of his new single – ‘Flex’. With special guests – Katayanagi Twins!

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Justin Townes Earle

August 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm NZST

The Tuning Fork and 95bFM are proud to announce that Nashville-based Americana heavyweight, Justin Townes Earle, will return to New Zealand for a 3-date tour this August. Last here in 2017 for the Southern Fork Americana Fest, Justin Townes Earle will visit again for three headline solo shows in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, August 23 – 25. Best known for his award-winning ‘Harlem River Blues‘ Justin Townes Earle brings his latest effort, The Saint of Lost Causes, released worldwide on…

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Banished Music & Under The Radar Presents: Kirin J Callinan Return To Center Tour

August 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST

Wild and wondrous Australian treasure, Kirin J Callinan announces a four-date New Zealand tour this August to celebrate the release of his triumphant new record Return To Sender. Joined on the road by Dunedin's psychedelic pop quartet Marlin's Dreaming, Callinan returns to Aotearoa to take on both of its major islands. The Dunedin lineup also features very special guests, iconic pop group The Chills. Return To Center is Kirin J Callinan’s reconnection with what made him fall in love with…

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September 2019

You Should Be Dancing @ Blue Smoke

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - September 8, 2019 @ 12:30 am NZST
$20

You Should Be Dancing is a night of exceedingly danceable Disco Hits. A GREAT BIG DANCING DISCO CELEBRATION! We sold out every room on our last nationwide tour and are excited to announce the follow up tour! 17/08 Queenstown - Sherwood 23/08 Napier - Cabana 31/08 Tauranga - Totara St 06/09 Dunedin - The Cook 07/09 Christchurch - Blue Smoke 20/09 Wellington - San Fran 05/10 Auckland - Galatos We play classics that you would have to be a robot…

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Tiny Ruins, Jen Cloher

September 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm NZST
$34.90

Tiny Ruins are returning to their homeland this September, to celebrate the global success of their third studio album Olympic Girls with a very special twelve date tour of Aotearoa. A collaborative work with creative input from all members of the group – helmed by songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, with Cass Basil on bass, Alex Freer on drums and Tom Healy on electric guitar – the magical and meditative Olympic Girls has garnered significant praise from such international tastemakers as The…

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Bootleg Rascal ‘Yin & Yang’ Tour – Christchurch

September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
$25 – $30

Pato Entertainment, Audiology Touring & Good Intent presents Bootleg Rascal - 'Yin & Yang' Tour Christchurch - Blue Smoke Friday 13th September 8pm - R18 Tickets on sale Wednesday 3rd July, 7pm from http://bit.ly/2RP7pTr To celebrate the release of ‘Yin & Yang’ out July 5, Bootleg Rascal will once again hit the road in Australia and New Zealand. The eight date tour will be held across August and September with performances in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Queenstown, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland and…

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Zed: 20 Years of Silencer

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
$50

NZ MUSIC LEGENDS ZED ANNOUNCE 20-YEAR CELEBRATION SHOWS Zed have announced they will be celebrating 20-years since their debut studio album ‘Silencer’ by giving fans the opportunity to see them live this September. Zed is reuniting to celebrate two decades of number one hits, arena tours, and loyal fans. Zed will be playing two intimate shows, one in Auckland at Galatos and one at Blue Smoke in Christchurch. Christchurch – Blue Smoke – September 21 https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/240056F395ED2D7B Auckland – Galatos –…

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Zed: 20 Years of Silencer

September 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
$50

NEW SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! NZ music legends Zed announce 20-year celebration shows. Zed have announced they will be celebrating 20-years since their debut studio album ‘Silencer’ by giving fans the opportunity to see them live this September. Zed is reuniting to celebrate two decades of number one hits, arena tours, and loyal fans. Zed will be playing three intimate shows, one in Auckland at The Powerstation and two at Cassels Blue Smoke in Christchurch. Their road from…

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Troy Kingi

September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZST
$39

Eccles Entertainment Presents: Troy Kingi - 'Holy Colony Burning Acres' Release Tour. With special guests TBA. R18+ Troy Kingi will be taking his critically acclaimed, politically charged deep roots album 'Holy Colony Buring Acres' to three major cities this September! The new record is the third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational 10|10|10 Series (ten albums in ten genres in ten years) and delves into the dark corners of worldly Indigenous politics, namely colonisation and its (c)rippling effects on today’s social…

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November 2019

The Beths – Homecoming Tour

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZDT
$30

UTR Presents 2018 was the breakout year for The Beths, beginning with a signing to Carpark Records and Dew Process. Their debut album, Future Me Hates Me, was heralded as one of the year's stand-out music releases, receiving praise from a myriad of respected publications and earning worldwide radio airplay. Pitchfork named it one of the most impressive indie-rock debuts of the year while Bandcamp hailed Future Me Hates Me album of the summer. Rolling Stone called Happy Unhappy Song…

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Greg Copeland and Steve ‘Guitar’ Gilles acoustic Blues duo

November 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
$19 – $25

Greg Copeland is coming back to New Zealand! He's is taking it to the roots with an up close and personal acoustic journey. Greg pays his dues to the originals and forefathers of the Blues from deep down South, channelling the spirit into his own material and style. You'll hear warm embraces with Sister Soul and a tip of the hat to Brother Funk. „When I sing I want you to feel my hurt, my pain, my happiness and my…

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Dominic hoey, Omar Musa (Aus) and Michael Pedersen (Scotland)

November 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
$20

Omar Musa (Queanbeyan, AUS), Michael Pedersen (Scotland) and Dominic Hoey (NZ) have joined forces for a one-off, no holds barred, powerhouse of poetry. Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He has released four hip hop records, three poetry books his debut novel “Here Come the Dogs” was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award and Miles Franklin Award and he was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year in…

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December 2019

You Should Be Dancing @ Blue Smoke

December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
$20

You Should Be Dancing is a night of exceedingly danceable Disco Hits. A GREAT BIG DANCING DISCO CELEBRATION! We are excited to announce our final four shows for 2019! A big end of year celebration. 22/11 Tauranga - Totara St 29/11 Auckland - Galatos 06/12 Christchurch - Blue Smoke 13/12 Wellington - San Fran We play classics that you would have to be a robot not to move to. A literal Boogie Wonderland! If you're sick of needing or feeling…

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January 2020

25 Shag Rock Summer NZ Tour – Christchurch

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm NZDT
$20

One step closer to another heaving tour, you don’t want to miss out on sunbleached Australian outfit Shag Rock, as they return to New Zealand to kick start 2020 with a bang! The indie surf-pop 4-piece have plenty to smile about, fresh off the steam train after touring throughout regional Australia with The Rubens, making waves in New Zealand on their ‘Bridge the Ditch’ tour and selling out dates across Australia. Amassing over 15 million streams internationally and constantly growing…

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