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August 2019

Pressure Sessions 002

August 30, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - August 31, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Chief Remedy Sound System Presents “Pressure Sessions” A regular series of Bass music Sound System sessions at the darkroom, with an emphasis on reggae/dancehall and dub. After a great turn out and wicked first session, Pressure sessions 002 is set to take place on the Friday 30th of August featuring a line up of tuff local DJ’s and selectors. An easy $10 before 10pm $15 after door charge. Cash only on the door. Run come nice up the dance with…

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September 2019

Kendall Elise with The Shakin’ Evil Hayride and Violet French

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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With support from The Shakin' Evil Hayride and Violet French! A deeply introspective album of intricate storytelling brought to life with evocative instrumentation; meaningful lyricism and a golden voice, RED EARTH officially hails the emergence of one of New Zealand’s most intriguing songwriters and performers. Moving effortlessly and seamlessly through a number of styles and genres, from dark country to true country; folk and chilled pop to bluesy rock, Kendall delivers an album packed with mood and personality. Kendall chose…

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Bad Llamas with Honey Moth & Local Tourist at Darkroom

September 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Hi all, Friday 13th, what could go wrong???? Starts 9pm, $5 on the door. Bad Llamas with support from Joe Sampson's new band Local Tourist and super talented Honey Moth! Gonna be a great night, come on down and start the weekend right!

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Spawts – Album Release Tour w/ Pikachunes and Model Home

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

In support of their debut record ‘AV1’ Spawts are setting off on their very first headlining tour of New Zealand this September. Playing Christchurch on the 14th of September at The Darkroom Spawts will be joined on the night by local acts Pikachunes & Model Home. The 4 piece post-punk outfit will be showcasing their varied sound rooted in their own melodic sensibilities, while exploring the landscape of live performance through boundless sonic tangents & lively textured guitars. Hitting all…

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ZINE WORKSHOP

September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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RIDE ON SUPER SOUND PRESENTS OUR VERY FIRST ZINE MAKING WORKSHOP. COME DOWN AND GET CREATIVE WITH THE TEAM AT ROSS FOR PRE- ZINEFEST. WE ARE ALSO DELIGHTED TO HAVE THE VERY SPECIAL GUEST ALICE BUSH JOINING US FOR THE DAY. 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 12PM SNACKS AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE DAY.

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Jam and Haz Try Pay Rent

September 19, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

Jam Henderson & Harry Parsons are getting on the road together to try play some tunes and make some money to pay their rent. UK born Harry Parsons has launched his career in Auckland, New Zealand. Since his first release (LOST EP) in 2015, he has been producing, performing and embracing his art. Parsons makes his music in his room, and with various producers taking influence from his favourite artists. His choice of soundscapes, rhythms and lush melodies culminate into…

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Left Or Right – 10 Years of Nuggety

September 20, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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New Zealand Psych/Reggae band Left Or Right are excited to announce the reissue of their debut LP 'Nuggety' on Coffee/Liquorice coloured Vinyl. This is in celebration of the 10th anniversary of it's first release (6 September 2009). With support from Dusty Hustle

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Sex Beard Single & Music Video Release Party

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 3:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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We're about to release the "highly anticipated" single and music video for ‘Undress for Success’ Come celebrate with us, The Wendys & Inexile at this FREE gig especially for all you GC's who've supported us over the years!

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A Thursday Noise Situation – No Exit, Paul Sutherland, Hard-Walled Room

September 26, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Free

"No Exit has got everything I need. I was amazed at the quality of No Exit. No Exit is worth much more than I paid. It's the perfect solution for our business." - Hammad E. "I'd be lost without Paul Sutherland. Paul Sutherland is exactly what our business has been lacking." - Alwin T. "Hard-Walled Room is worth much more than I paid. Best. Product. Ever! After using Hard-Walled Room my business skyrocketed!" - Katuscha J. "If you want real…

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Nervous Jerk 1994 7″ Release Show

September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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To celebrate the release of our new 7" we'll be hitting Darkroom for a night you are not going to want to miss. Special guests to be announced soon. You know what to do, share the event, invite your mates and we'll see you there for an absolute froth fest.

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October 2019

Passion Pop Klub – Fistful of Darts *ONE NIGHT ONLY Darkroom*

October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$5

They said it would never happen but alas the boys are back in town and are playing for one night only. LINE UP: ZANE 2000 AVON DADS HAWAIIAN MAIDEN PASSION POP KLUB After a hiatus from the stage the infamous Passion Pop Klub have come together for one night only to dish out more bangers than a Boxing day BBQ at Bunnings and have brought some friends to serve up some tasty tunes. PPK made it their mission to play…

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UTR Presents ~ Mermaidens Album Release Tour ~ Christchurch

October 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$18

~Under the Radar Presents~ Mermaidens at Darkroom Friday 11 Oct Tickets from Undertheradar.co.nz Hi there Christchurch, would you like to have a party with us? Mermaidens album 'Look Me in the Eye' is out now on Flying Nun Records. Listen to the album: Watch 'Millennia': https://bit.ly/2kjulhr Watch 'Priorities' live at Worser Bay:

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Pressure Session 003

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10 – $15

Chief Remedy Sound System Presents “Pressure Sessions” A regular series of Bass music Soundsystem dances at the darkroom, with an emphasis on Roots reggae/dancehall and dub. Pressure sessions 003 is set to roll out on Saturday 12th of October featuring another heavyweight line up of tuff local and international DJ’s, producers and selectors. This session we are proud to add Akcept, Gooba and Castrum to the line up. An easy $10 before 10pm door charge. Run come nice up the…

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Researchintospeed and $hannengeorgiapetersen

October 17, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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with nary a laptop in sight, synth heads rejoice at an all hardware, all live line up. visitors from another time and space, $hannengeorgiapetersen and researchintospeed bring their variations on electro, techno and good times to the fine city of Christchurch.

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Creative Chaos Art Party: Feeling Beasty

October 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Darkroom bar and live music venue and neighbouring gallery space ART HOLE proudly join forces to host our second Creative Chaos Art Party! Whether your beast is majestic, or just downright foul, we are down to get beasty! The night will be themed with the fantastic, the imaginative, the adventurous, and the obscure! This is a great opportunity to dress up and get wild! Join us as the art gallery, bar, and outdoor alleyway transform into a multi-zoned collaborative party…

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Crypt Kicker 5

October 24, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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The Crypt Kicker 5 are a one off project featuring members of Adam Hattaway + The Haunters and friends and they are here to help you celebrate the spookiest night of the year (a week early) with a couple of sets of tunes by artists like Tom Waits, Blue Oyster Cult, David Bowie, Warren Zevon and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. The Crypt-kicker 5 presents a night of spooky tunes and creepy instrumentals. The band of wretched souls..... Adam - shrieks and…

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Pre-Ween

October 25, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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“I'm a homicidal maniac, they look just like everyone else.” – Wednesday Adams Pikachunes Presents - PRE-WEEN The only way to do Halloween... is to draaaag it out. Acts TBA...

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Hunt The Witch – Strange Gods Tour

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

Hunt The Witch play their only South Island date and the last date of their Strange Gods tour at the Darkroom in Christchurch. Joined by local legends Enfire & Tonedroids this show is going to go off!

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Thursday Halloween Noise Situation

October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - November 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Thursday Noise Situation in association with darkroom, ART HOLE, and Feral Grace Productions are proud to present a multi-zoned Halloween noise party like no other! Featuring a FREE hangi dinner, live music, a haunted house, quirky decor, circus and cabaret performances, prizes for best dressed, and grazing tables for midnight snacking! Hit the dance floor in Darkroom, feast on hangi for dinner, or chill in the comfort of a big (haunted) sheet fort in Art Hole. Thursday October 31st $5…

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November 2019

Tombstoned II

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

Tombstone Entertainment proudly presents... TOMBSTONED 2! We're back in November to unleash TWO NIGHTS of some of the most epic Death Metal acts currently hailing NZ: FRIDAY 1st November: Organectomy Parasitic Infestation (AKL) Unyeilding Desolation Akumu SATURDAY 2nd November: Carnal Horrendous Disfigurement (Napier) Vixen Execution Plague Of The Fallen darkroom doors open 8pm, $10. Razor Sharp Sound NZ, Sponsored by: CANNA Australasia Waghorn Builders Ltd Slick Burgers Tickets from Cosmic Ticketing https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/5854 Poster art: Heath Todd

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Avon Dads and PGX

November 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Avon Dads PGX

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House of Feels Tour – Cancelled

November 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - November 9, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Unfortunately, due to a flight cancellation, Royal Skyyy is unable to make it to NZ for tomorrow's show. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. US hip hop artist Royal Skyyy's visits NZ this November to promote her latest album, House of Feels. https://music.apple.com/us/album/house-of-feels/1458395449 Fri Nov 8th 9pm Darkroom With support from Stephen James and Rychalo. ROYAL SKYYY Royal Skyyy is a hip-hop artist who was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, before moving to North Carolina as a teenager, where she…

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Oscar LaDell, Two Bishop Cult at darkroom

November 14, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Funk and Blues singer-guitar player Oscar LaDell and his band Rollercoaster are coming up to ChCh to debut some new recordings. Support from bluesy locals Two Bishop Cult. Come on down to the legendary Darkroom on Thursday the 14th for some funky, heavy sounds. 8pm doors, gig at 9pm $10 on the door "Oscar LaDell and Rollercoaster are a dynamic and fiery three piece band, blending soul, funk and blues in a sound that is fresh and original. In the…

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The Sad Party

November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Koha

Come find your inner emo and have a bawl with us at the Sad Party! 3 LIVE BANDS of misfits and loners to dance and cry with... Pretty Dumb! Ken's Tea Band! Fuzzy Pump! It's ok to be sad sometimes, so come have a wallow with us and we might even turn your frown upside down! Koha entry, and spot prizes for costumes! *** If you or anyone you know is experiencing real problems, we encourage you to reach out.…

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SACRILEGE – Two Bishop Cult & Saint Peter’s Thursday

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$15

SACRILEGE - A night of riff rituals Gather on this unholy night to witness blood curdling rock from Two Bishop Cult & Saint Peter's Thursday DOUBLE BILL // TWO BISHOP CULT // SAINT PETER'S THURSDAYThe Darkroom will play host to two unmissable local Christchurch bands this November. SET TIMES WILL ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT St Peter's Thursday is the filthy love child of Grunge and Stoner Rock. They rock hard, but they sure as hell don't forget to roll. A…

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Club Unique

November 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

CLUB UNIQUE Debut live electronic sets from Keanu Raves / ATNIGHT / MUIREB Plus a peak hour floor workout from our special guest: MR MEATY BOY Respect the space and each other, we just want to rave. $10 on the door.

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A Thursday Noise Situation

November 28, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - November 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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akemi-yupiesoba (DUD) monotovoko (DUD/CHC) David Khan (CHC) yuppiesoba: "beach fronts without beaches.add me on twitter" - https://yuppiesoba.bandcamp.com akemi: Motoko Kikkawa: Dunedin improvisation experimental session musician, originally come from Tokyo Japan . Noise and punk is favourite music but loves classical or world music , too. notv: etching out electro-aucousto noise for thirty years, utilizing an arsenal of odd-ball sound implements, a theremin of sorts, some fx pedals, some chutzpah and a lot of luck... David Khan has been recording and…

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Serious Happiness – Christchurch – Suzy Come Home Tour

November 29, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

Serious Happiness are ready to groove in Christchurch! Who's that you ask? Well it's a four-piece rock n roll boy-band where all the members are multi-instrumentalist song-writers! Holy crap. If that's not enough hyphenated buzz-words to get you going then what is? All that stuff is actually true, too. They've got a really energetic and fun live show. People who've seen them say you can't really tell what they're gonna do next! Only a year old, Serious Happiness are touring…

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Junglism

November 30, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$15

Wheel and come again! Following up on the mad, vibe filled night of mayhem that was Jungle clash earlier this year, we're gona kick off the summer and do it all again with a night of heavyweight jungle and dubwise business outdoors in the darkroom alleyway. Continuing to push unified soundsystem culture in otautahi, Bass Factory Sound System meets Chief Remedy Soundsystem with the two sounds going head to head in a soundclash format featuring Chchs top Jungle selectas. Best…

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December 2019

Earth Tongue – ‘Floating Being’ Release Party Christchurch!

December 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$20

Wellington psychedelic fuzz duo Earth Tongue are excited to announce their highly anticipated return to New Zealand. This December the duo will play four key dates in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin to celebrate the release of their debut album. Their live set has been praised by international reviewers, describing their songs as explosive and thrilling. Expect thick walls of fuzz-laden riffs interweaving with lush, reverb-washed vocals and punishing drums. Earth Tongue's 'Floating Being' Release Party Christchurch! Friday 13th December…

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Cowboy Machine and Diana at Darkroom

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

Catch Cowboy Machine playing their first show since February ahead of the release of their debut album. This one off special event will be raw and raucous and the perfect showcase of Mikey Summerfield’s punk rock murder ballads. Joined by Dunedin weirdos Diana. Doors 9pm.

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RIDE ON SUPER SOUND presents Kool Aid • Dark Matter • BnP • Zhukov • Bad Evil • Jim Nothing • Uncle Quentin • Nuevo Wavo

December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - December 21, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

After one whole year of shifting radio-friendly units from the Darkroom building, your favourite record, comic, zine, merch and lamp repair store is having a Christmas do. Join Dan, Nick, Mieke, Michael, and Johnny Electric for an evening of self-congratulatory beer-drinking as we celebrate Christchurch's dumbest shop and Santa's birthday. Featuring professional indie super-group Kool Aid (formerly known as Brian Tamaki & The Kool Aid Kids), venerable post-punk legends Dark Matter (featuring Michael), nang-huffing malcontents BnP (featuring Johnny Electric), hardcore…

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Darkroom Holiday Special 2019

December 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 22, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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The annual Darkroom Holiday Special charity gig will take place on Saturday December 21st from 6pm, with bands volunteering their time and talent to play across two stages in the name of summer time and charity! Featuring sets from The Wendys, Mental Fatal, Dusty Hustle, Pretty Dumb, Teke Vs. Craig, Honey Moth, Model Home, Nervous Jerk, Local Tourist, Contact Rock, Etheran, and loads more to be announced! This will be out last night we open before closing for the holidays,…

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January 2020

Alec Randles (AUS) w/ Model Home

January 10 @ 9:00 pm - January 11 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Alec Randles is a fingerstyle guitarist and roots musician from Canberra, Australia. His original music infuses his backgrounds in Celtic, Flamenco and Classical guitar with his love for contemporary roots music and thought-provoking lyricism. This diverse influence has seen Randles play a plethora of gigs in Australia and across the United States, building intriguing stories along the way. Joined on stage by a remarkable hand-percussionist, James Briguglio of Kopasetic, the duo are sure to bring raw roots vibrations as they…

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Mission Impractical – Zhukov, Swallows Nest, Carradine Choke and more

January 11 @ 9:00 pm - January 12 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

It's a birthday, It's a tour, It's a debut, and most importantly it's a grand night of punk rock at The Darkroom. Join us as we let loose for a night of chilled drinks and hot noise, the darkroom is always the place to be. Levi (from Mental Fatal) will kick off the night with her debut acoustic set in honour of Mission's birthday. This is where the party starts, so get there early to catch some originals and some…

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Pretty Dumb, St Peter’s Thursday & Rainbows Fade

January 16 @ 8:00 pm - January 17 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Thirsty Thursday is back with Pretty Dumb, St Peter's Thursday & Rainbows Fade

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loulou in NZ w/Contact Rock & Kool Aid

January 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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loulou (AUS) are chuffed to be jumping the ditch to bring our sad new wave songs to New Zealand, re-uniting with our original drummer (and chch local) Shaun for a few specials shows. On Friday 17th Jan we will be taking over Darkroom with the help of rad locals Contact Rock and Kool Aid. Entry is $10 Doors from 9pm

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The Palace of Wisdom with special magical guests.

January 18 @ 9:00 pm - January 19 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Christchurch's dirtiest garage stadium rockers don't play that much these days so don't miss this. Johnny Electric, Rory, Chris and Ox ahh some things never change or do they?

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Alanna Eileen w/ Fraser Ross and Tom Maxwell

January 23 @ 9:00 pm - January 24 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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“Alanna Eileen may just have one of the purest voices you’ve ever heard.” - Best Before “Every now and then we encounter a song so tantalisingly brilliant that it stops us in dead in our tracks, instantly demanding our full and undivided attention. One such track is the divine new single from New Zealand-via-Australia singer-songwriter, Alanna Eileen. Entitled ‘Knowledge’, it is incredibly evocative, pure and beautifully haunting folk music. The first thing that hits you is Eileen’s pure-toned and ethereal…

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Jo Little & Jared Smith with Hoot Restless Bones Tour

January 24 @ 9:00 pm - January 25 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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HOOT - This tight 4-piece original blues band from Dunedin, is freshly cut food for the soul. Frontman and second generation blues singer Oscar LaDell expertly leads each tune with stirring, velvety vocals and dynamic lead guitar licks. Nestled right in there behind him is Ruairi Griffin’s shimmery rhythm guitar hooks, punctuated by Oliver Robson’s solid bass riffs and Rani Cohen’s funk infused drumming. Hoot’s set rambles through songs of hardship and longing to hypnotic crescendos that work any audience…

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Rinsed presents:: Ignition

January 25 @ 9:00 pm - January 26 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Rinsed kicks the new year into overdrive with full guns blazing - bringing the sounds of hard house, hardstyle and hardcore back to Christchurch ✊✊ We're heading back to where legends are made and where it all began for the first "Harder Dance Ravelution" in 2018 - The Darkroom. This is a LIMITED CAPACITY VENUE which means when tickets are gone, they're gone!! 🎧 LINEUP 🎧 FIREFLY // Happy Hardcore MACH1 // Hardhouse Nails MASHED & POTATO // Hard Dance…

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February 2020

Skyscraper Stan live at Darkroom!

February 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$15

“Skyscraper” Stan Woodhouse is a songwriter lauded for his observational lyricism - a cocktail of wit and grit delivered in a versatile baritone. His touring band The Commission Flats have developed a reputation as one of the more dynamic live bands in Victoria today. They have shared bills with artists such as Marlon Williams, The Troggs, The Animals, The Church and C W Stoneking and appeared at major festivals around Australia. His second studio album was released in May 2019…

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Good Habits – UK Duo NZ Tour + Katie Thompson

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$15 – $20

Good Habits are an eclectic indie-folk band from Manchester, UK creating immersive, multimedia gigs and projects. Formed of Singer-Cellist and Songwriter Bonnie Schwarz & international Klezmer accordionist, Pete Shaw, the band take their recent venture as a duo, touring new Zealand Jan-March 2020. Sitting between folk and pop, the eclectic duo present an upbeat yet intimate sound-world of musical storytelling. ‘An impressive, interactive show’ - The Mancunion ‘They’ve never disappointed... they’re such talented musicians and create a wonderful atmosphere’ -…

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Mental Fatal / Little Fang w/ Levi MFatal

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ

Spend a thirsty Thursday rocking out at The Darkroom. With Mental Fatal Lazy, loose and loud punk rockers with an attitude, typically delivering songs under 37.5 seconds long, and seen scavaging under the bar for Dou Bro money. Little Fang Once dubbed the best dressed rock group of Christchurch, now you'll call them the most professional band of the evening, but if you don't like good music just come for their premium stage banter. Levi MFatal Time travelling vampire that…

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March 2020

Poster Exhibition – 8 Years of Darkroom

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Join us at ART HOLE, the gallery space at darkroom, for an exhibition showcasing some of the many awesome posters for gigs at Darkroom from the past 8 years. Exhibition Opening Event: Featuring live music, a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink, and plenty of cheese and crackers to snack on - Tuesday March 3rd 5:30-8pm. Darkroom will be open with food and drinks available for purchase. Gallery Opening Hours: Thursday March 5th 8:30pm - 11pm Friday March 6th…

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Aussie Doom – Witchskull, Potion and Swamp Dweller

March 6 @ 8:30 pm - March 7 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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PANHEAD CUSTOM ALES AND OBEY THE RIFF PRESENTS AUSTRALIA'S FINEST DOOM METAL BANDS WITCHSKULL (CANBERRA) + POTION (SYDNEY) NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2020 So you like riffs, eh? Well Panhead Custom Ales and Obey the Riff have got a treat for headbangers in Auckland and Christchurch this March. Aussie doomers Witchskull and POTION are teaming up for two side shows before their appearance at Obey the Riff Festival. Canberra's Witchskull were last seen in New Zealand in June supporting Beastwars and…

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Club Unique 02

March 7 @ 9:00 pm - March 8 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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CLUB UNIQUE 02 House, techno, acid, electro and everything in between. MR MEATY BOY / FOTOGRAPHIA / MUIREB / Keanu Raves Visuals by MOTHMAN LIGHTING Respect the space and each other. $10 on the door

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Paper Thieves (Duo) /support Alanna Eileen / chch @darkroom

March 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

Paper Thieves - "Where it began" - NZ Tour Tickets: https://undertheradar.co.nz Paper Thieves are coming to NZ yo!!! ....Well two of them. Leah Christensen (vox,keys) and Eric Wermke (guitar) are touring NZ throughout March and April, bringing a soul-laden, stripped back rendition of old and new tunes that will make you feel all fuzzy inside. Paper Thieves are a Berlin based psychedelic soul project with roots in New Zealand, Turkey and Germany. They have recently released their EP „Koumpounophobia“ which…

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Dark Disco **Postponed**

March 28 @ 9:00 pm - March 29 @ 9:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$5

**Postponed** Sanctuary Events Present... DARK DISCO DJs Regress & Miss Communication will be playing all your alternative favs! GOTH - POST PUNK - NEW WAVE - INDIE - SYNTH $5 on the door - 9pm start - R18 **Postponed**

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July 2020

Six Strings Down – A Night of Blues

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$15

Three Canterbury blues acts come together on the 16th of July for a night of blues at the Darkroom. Featuring: The Penny Blues Band, South Street Trio and Robbie Giddens. Door sales at $15 a head, see ya'll there. BOOM! Penny Blues Band Deep in the heart of the Ōtautahi Delta there is a band. A band that places their faith in the gospel of the Blues. A band that embraces the past, present, and future of the tradition. The…

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Themeta, Ocelot and Swim Against The Tide

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - July 10 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Themeta are thrilled to be hosting their first gig of 2020 and the luscious modern jazz of Swim Against the Tide and Ocelot. This gig is a farewell to Daria and Glen Dwyer who are moving up north. They have been an integral part of Themeta since we’ve been on the scene and we will miss them dearly. Bringing you a night of jazz, rock and fusion music from 3 eclectic Christchurch acts. $10 on the door. Drawing from a…

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Dark Disco – Other Voices, DJ 59 – 1 and Regress

July 11 @ 9:00 pm - July 12 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Sanctuary Events present... DARK DISCO Let's celebrate Level 1 with a POST-LOCKDOWN POST-PUNK PARTY featuring live band O T H E R V O I C E S performing classic post punk covers with DJs 59 TO 1 & REGRESS playing the best in goth, new wave & post punk music Tickets available from cosmicticketing.co.nz & Cosmic stores Capacity is very limited - get yours now!

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Alert Level Rock – Fractus, Cold Shower, Yesterday Tomorrow and more

July 17 @ 9:00 pm - July 18 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come out and celebrate the end of lockdown! Shake off those winter blues and boogie! See four musical acts for just $5! Fractus is celebrating the release of their debut album, and are supported by three local Christchurch bands. Lady Autumn and the Slippery Gypsy will kick off the evening at 9pm with some smooth acoustic music. Cold Shower will follow at 9:45pm with a blast of indie punk rock. Fractus will headline at 10.30pm and play a mixture of…

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Deranger w/ Carradine Choke, The Camel Tony’s, Ow My Face

July 18 @ 9:00 pm - July 19 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Deranger is coming to light up the Darkroom with local legends... Carradine Choke The Camel Tony’s Ow My Face Tenner on the door,

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The AFTER – Asia Pacific Tour 2020/21

July 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10 – $15

The new line-up of The After, kicking off the NZ leg of the Asia Pacific Tour 2020/2021 Don't miss this show...Mark the date in your calendars, click going on this FB event, invite friends and share away! help us pack the room and make this a monumental night to remember... Featuring special guests: Ash Felt Delta Storey Radius Kink Music Richard James Grist Doors open 9pm, show starts 9.30pm Tickets only $10 ON SALE NOW from: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/the-after-asia-pacific-tour-2020-2021-christchurch/christchurch or $15 door…

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Thursday Noise Situation – Coal/Poltroon/Am Himmel

July 23 @ 9:00 pm - July 24 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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After giving a Thursday Noise Situation the largest audience we've had the last time they played by popular demand COAL, Poltroon, and Am Himmel return to the darkroom, 9pm, July 23rd. Am Himmel 44 gallons of funk Staining your carpet Sicko steel appendage Permeating everything Diatribe repeat Scratching at your conscience Poltroon An unplugged noisejazz duo, which has been playing around Aotearoa for almost a decade. COAL "just make something up...say we've had more line up changes than the chills…

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The Preservatives, St Peter’s Thursday, The Lucky Strikes

July 24 @ 9:00 pm - July 25 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

Save the date, the boys are back in town, no beating around the bush, this gig is better late than never. These birds of a feather a ready to break ice and throw thoughtless pennies at the wind, or something. Come bob-out with the homies and catch a non-contagious vibe as we break legs and get upset about spilt milk. Featuring: The Preservatives - notorious mustard-cutters from way back. Supported by: Saint Peter's Thursday - speak of the devil's advocate,…

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Darkroom Open Mic

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Join us for an open mic night at Darkroom, featuring you! Drum kit, mics, and bass and guitar amps provided. Sign up on the blackboard on the night to play 3 songs or 15mins of tunes. Any genre or musical abilities/experience levels welcome. Solo acts and group acts all welcome! Free entry. R18

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August 2020

Club Unique 03: TOYOTA/SECOND SKIN/ATNIGHT/ANIMA

August 1 @ 9:00 pm - August 2 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$10

Post Covid Christchurch showcase. Live Techno, Acid, Electro and Left-field Dance. TOYOTA / ATNIGHT / SECOND SKIN / ANIMA Visuals from MOTHMAN LIGHTING. Respect the space and each other. $10 doors.

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Too Woke For Toast & Saint Peter’s Thursday at Darkroom

August 6 @ 9:00 pm - August 7 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Join us at Darkroom on August 6th for a night of live music with two local indie rock bands - Too Woke For Toast and Saint Peter's Thursday! Tickets $5, or $10 at the door. Having sold out their last gig and placed 2nd in Tunesoc’s 2019 Battle of the Bands, Too Woke For Toast are now in fact too stoked for toast. High tech, low life hipsters with an affliction of affection for affluent tastes, soya bean products; synthesis…

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Via Kaleidoscope // Troika // Model Home

August 8 @ 9:00 pm - August 9 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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After a year of relative silence, instrumental quartet Via Kaleidoscope return to the stage with big grins and some even bigger new tunes. Let's call this one an album teaser. https://www.facebook.com/ViaKaleidoscope/ Joining them will be the massive sounds of dear friends Troika, bringing their huge atmospheric-experimental rock to melt your faces. https://www.facebook.com/akiort/ https://troikaband.bandcamp.com/ Opening the night, Model Home will set the mood with their gorgeous indie emo vibes. https://m.facebook.com/modelhome03/ https://modelhome03.bandcamp.com/album/model-home Just $10 on the door from 9pm ❤

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September 2020

BO And the Constrictors at Darkroom

September 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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The Lads are travelling up to Christchurch for a one off night of music at Darkroom on the 11th of September. They will be bringing their Modern-Vintage-Pop-Rock sound for the locals to boogie to (provided that we move to level 1, otherwise seat dancing will be on!) They are supported by CHCH locals Moonflower and Dunedin duo Room of Ghosts. Grab your $10 early bird tickets from undertheradar.co.nz Don't miss out on these three amazing acts!

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The Songs Of Lou Reed

September 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$15

A night of transformers, groovy bananas and blue masks await you in this tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground live at Darkroom! With a band of local Reed-heads performing a variety of material from albums; The Velvet Underground and Nico, Transformer, White Light/White Heat and more, this gig is sure to satisfy both new and old fans of the proto-punk Lewis Allan Reed. Your rag-tag band of rock n' roll animals are: Sam Bambery Adam Hattaway Mike Kime…

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