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December 2018

Tony Lyall – Just Kidding

December 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

Stand up comedian Tony Lyall is coming to Christchurch, the place of his birth, for the very first time. Well I mean he has been to CHCH before but he has never done stand up or brought a show to Christchurch, so you know what I mean. The show: Kids. We all have one, know someone who has one, have seen one in the wild or have been one at some point. After having one of his own, Tony's here…

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Hexis (Denmark) Swallows Nest (DUN) Carradine Choke & Men An Tol(CHC)

December 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

Hexis are returning back to Aotearoa to continue their longest tour to date. Bringing their blackened hardcore back to the South with local miscreants This is an early show, so be sure to get down early. Doors @ 7, first band on at 8 With: Swallows Nest (Dunedin) Carradine Choke Men An Tol

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Live Electronica Duo *JOY* Official Debut GIG @ DARKROOM on DEC 20TH THU 9PM

December 20, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Live Electronica Duo *JOY* Official Debut GIG @ DARKROOM on DEC 20TH THU 9PM CHCH. Support by Swali. True Analogue Electronica live duo. *JOY* on analogue Synthesis/s and MPC. Yippyskippyrosie on Live drums and Analogue sythesizers. At last, their much anticipated live performance operation has begun this December the 20th onwards for real. Indie, techno and experimental, yet, featured on NZ official music chart/ Nz on Air "One's to watch" along with all other NZ pop/rock stars. For more info;…

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Darkroom Holiday Special

December 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - December 23, 2018 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5

Two stages! Multitudinous bands and performers! RDBrew! BBQ! As per Darkroom tradition, proceeds of the evening will be going to charity. This year it's Foster Hope NZ! They provide foster children with back-pack kits for their new homes. You know what else is a Crimbo tradition?! A bloody BBQ, that's what! We'll have that lil sucker cranking so you can fill yer tummies, before you fill yer boots... Or is that stockings? Entry by donation, recommended minimum is $5. Save…

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January 2019

Primitive Man and Heresiarch

January 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$30

Denver’s PRIMITIVE MAN’s music matches its name: a savage, sparse mix of Death Metal, Blackened Noise, and Doom. The three-piece was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy and Jonathan Campos (all current and former members of Vermin Womb, Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher). Since their formation, PRIMITIVE MAN has propagated themselves throughout the underground with extensive tours throughout the USA and Europe as well as releasing 2 albums,…

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The Wendys – Nervous Jerk – Mental Fatal

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Shake off that holiday hangover and get through those back to work blues with some face stomping, foot melting, PUNK ROCK!!! Rock'n'Roll has never been so safety conscious and life saving has never been so Rock'n'Roll... It's THE WENDYS!!! here to save the musically drowned!! They'll be joined by those powerpoppunk scallywags NERVOUS JERK!!! who'll be popping off their powerpoppunk all over the joint. Finally, kicking the night off in a blaze of thrashing glory... Our new favourite band, and…

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Lads On Tour Cabaret

January 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - January 18, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

An alternative cabaret show featuring a wide variety of some of Christchurch's best entertainers - and tickets are just $10 if you book online from Eventfinda, or $15 on the door!! Thursday 17th January Darkroom, St Asaph St 8pm kick off Featuring live music, circus, burlesque, dance, comedy, magic and more! January's line up is not to be missed, featuring: Comedian Feather Unsure as MC Circus performer Sassy Strawberry Fairy Jazz singer Trixie Page Magician Logan Kitney Burlesque dancer Pixie…

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Absolute BOWIE

January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Sanctuary Events present.. ABSOLUTE BOWIE 3rd Anniversary Tribute DJ Regress will be playing Bowie classics all night FREE ENTRY

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Pikachunes/Toyota/Keanu Raves

January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

RDU 98.5FM Presents: Pikachunes Christchurch homecoming. With support from Toyota (Live), and Keanu Raves (DJ Set). More party info to follow...

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Standup Comedy with Camille Soliari (US)

January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

An hour of stand-up starring L.A. based comedian Camille Solari, and featuring local comic Shen Mansell. Camille has written and produced over ten features for television and film. She was the comedian at the 2011 Los Angeles Democratic Convention and recently starred in on Oxygen Network’s ”Funny Girls” a show that follows the lives of Hollywood up and coming sexy female comedians & female writers. Camille has a regular show every Sunday at The World Famous Comedy Store in Los…

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Melodownz – Melo & Blues Release Tour

January 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - January 26, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

SPECIAL GUESTS TBA Ascending local hip-hop star MELODOWNZ shares his intriguing double EP MELO & BLUES. MELODOWNZ is equally in demand as a recording artist and a live performer, with countless features under his belt in recent months, and support slots for some of the biggest international visitors - YG, Buddy, RL Grime and Desiigner, Slick Rick and Raekwon - and a recently wrapped up a tour with Oddisee. With MELO & BLUES, MELODOWNZ takes his highly anticipated new project…

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Drab Majesty – Cold Souls NZ Tour

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$23

With support from Death and the Maiden & Zane 2000 Drab Majesty is the solo project of Deb DeMure, the androgynous alter-ego of Andrew Clinco from Los Angeles, California, United States. With its combination of reverb-drenched guitars, synth bass lines, commanding vocals, and rhythmic drum machine beats, this project is a stark departure from Clinco’s previous stints as drummer in Marriages and Black Mare. Dubbed "tragic wave" and "mid-fi" by DeMure, Drab Majesty eloquently blends classic 80s new wave and…

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A Thursday Noise Situation

January 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - February 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Nicolas Woollaston Nicolas Woollaston - the sound of prepared transistors. A rare chance to come and hear a local artist and his analogue electronic creations. He will be torturing the transistors until they cry out and beg for more. Peter Wright Peter Wright - half Teen Hater - has played an electric guitar for quarter of a century without once learning a Led Zeppelin riff or a Stevie Ray Vaughan lick. Despite these obvious shortcomings Peter has managed to produce…

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February 2019

Jack Berry – Radicool Tour

February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - February 2, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$12

Jack Berry announce the RADICOOL New Zealand tour, featuring Hoochie World label mates KEVIN IN LUV and Nic & Reuben. The tour spans seven shows wide, including stops at Rhythm and Vines, and the inaugural NESTFEST in Hawkes Bay. Jack Berry is Damin McCabe’s smooth, laid-back, guitar-pop alias. Born and bred in Dunedin, McCabe bounces between his studio space, friend’s bedrooms, and everywhere in between; Writing songs, producing for mates, or putting together pop-up thrift stores and sold out shows…

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New Jokes

February 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Koha

Three of Ōtautahi's best comedians have a bunch of new jokes to throw at you! With over 30 years experience between these three you know it's this new material will come out swinging... admittedly, most of those years are because of old man Justin 'Rusty' White... but Georgie Sivier, and Snap presented by RuseWebsites are both award winning comedians in their own right. Koha entry, so pay what you feel it's worth.... we reckon probably $100 each is reasonable, but…

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Earth Tongue + Guests

February 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - February 3, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$9

Fresh from an extensive tour of Europe and the UK, Wellington’s Earth Tongue are back in Aotearoa and ready to hit the road once again. This time bringing their mind-enhancing, planet shaking live set to six different cities in the North and South Islands. 2018 was an especially busy year for the two-piece, playing in 8 different countries with headline shows at renowned venues in London, Paris, Berlin and even further afield - but they’re stoked to be back for…

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Tyrannic (AUS) NZ Tour

February 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - February 8, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Australia's Tyrannic charges forth across three NZ cites. Like the barbaric grunt of the beast chewing upon traditional Black metal then spewing forth the ‘UGH’ soul of Celtic Frost with a murky bile of down tempo doom and primeval hypnotic drum battery followed by the gnashing of teeth, bristling of fur and strike of tail true to Black metal’s savage, aggressive, obscurity. Support from Molenaar

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Unite The Silence/Temperamental/Etheran/Held in the Mind

February 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

On the 8th of February, Temperamental will be hosting another kick ass gig with an all new lineup of Christchurch local bands performing half hour sets. Up first for the night is the rockers from bandemonium, Held in the Mind! Ready to get ya onto your feet and rocking out. Next we have our metallic brethren Etheran, blasting ya with wonderfully blended screams and vocals. 3rd we got Temperamental, bringing you a rollercoaster of highs and lows, from soft melodies…

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Fazed On A Pony EP Release

February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - February 10, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Howdy.. Fazed On A Pony are releasing a new EP called That's How the Light Gets In. Come see us at Darkroom on 9 February - that's a Saturday. There will be cassettes and tees for sale too. You can check out our new single, Natural Toast here: https://fazedonapony.bandcamp.com/track/natural-toast Totally happy to be sad with our favourite emos Model Home!

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Yarnspinner Album Fundraiser w/ Scrooge, Zhukov and Snailrider

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - February 17, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Yarnspinner are fundraising to help get their debut album out. Playing some big riffs over the last couple of years, there will be some new chooooons played as a wee taste. Scrooge will just make you boogie, great syncopation between Kalem "Water" Mallon and Jesse "The Rod" Davidson on drums and bass with the masterful crooning and guitar playing of Tim "Polyphonic" Hunt. Zhukov play short, fast songs inspired by dialectical and historical materialism. SnailRider debut gig. Featuring some stalwarts…

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Neil MacLeod and Witches

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - February 23, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Neil MacLeod is pleased to announce an intimate solo show at the Darkroom on February 22nd in his hometown of Christchurch. This stripped back performance will treat listeners to acoustic re-workings of Neil’s music, including a sneak peek into new material. His last show at the Darkroom sold out, so treat yourself to a $10 pre-sale from undertheradar.co.nz while they last. Neil will be joined by special guests 'Witches'.

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March 2019

Teke + Craig/Lore/Vazz – Darkroom 7th March

March 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Lo and behold! A Thursday full of surprises! Teke + Craig grace the darkroom stage for the first time since Christmas. Lore (Sháuna Sionóid - Snailrider) debuts her crushing, bass heavy solo work. Vazz (Nick Vassar - The Wendys) will play his own style of ambient, noise jazz. Free entry!

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This (Sporting)Life

March 8, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - March 9, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

This Life is both brand new and well established as it builds on the sonic story of some celebrated kiwi music innovation. Formed by two of the members of the iconic NZ post punk acts Alms for Children and Flying Nun’s This Sporting Life, the band reworks the past and delivers brand new songs that build on their original sounds. With a reputation for their riff based, brittle angular sounds This Life are determined to keep the energy firmly post,…

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Ride On Super Sound presents Wurld Series • Best Bets • BnP • Avon Dads

March 9, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Ride On Super Sound (your mother's favourite record, comic, zine, merch and lamp repair store) proudly presents Wurld Series, Best Bets, BnP and Avon Dads at Darkroom on Saturday 9th March. This lovingly curated lineup of Christchurch indie superstars will also feature on a limited edition lathe-cut gatefold double seven-inch, which will be available at the gig if we can get it together in time. (No promises - we're pretty useless.) 336 St Asaph Street • 9pm • $10 •…

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Kollaps (AU) + guests

March 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - March 15, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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During the past three years Kollaps have risen from humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia to having now firmly cemented themselves worldwide as a respected name within industrial music. Releasing their first offering Heartworm in 2015, followed up by their now sold-out Sibling Lovers LP in 2017, an exceptionally successful DIY tour of Europe spanning 30 shows and supporting bands such as OPERANT, BRIGHTER DEATH NOW & TREPANERINGSRITUALEN, an Australian tour in April 2018 with Los Angeles’ own YOUTH CODE as…

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Ex-Partner – ParadoxXxing Tour (CHCH)

March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Release show for Ex-Partner's first single 'ParadoxXxing' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Featuring: EX-PARTNER (AK) FEM SCREM (CHCH) BNP (CHCH) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Details coming soon!

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THA JAM

March 16, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

TRUE SKOOL & LOCAL HIP HOP A selection of the classics, a collection of local artists and their original works, a DJ a drummer and a whole lot of good vibes! The Learning Hip Hop Show presents.. THA JAM Doors open at 9pm - first 50 drinks are $5! (house beer and wine)

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Bib Kids (AKL)! Ird! Fem Scream! The Midimaster! @ Darkroom

March 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

J̶e̶r̶k̶z̶e̶c̶u̶t̶i̶v̶e̶s̶ ̶L̶t̶d̶ ̶P̶r̶e̶s̶e̶n̶t̶s̶:̶ Bib Kids 'Gimp Software' EP Release Tour 2019  Recycled artists Bib Kids are hitting the road to bring their genre bending brand of punked electronic tirades to boggled brains and bodies across Aotearoa. Serving up a hearty meal of breakbeats, gabber emulations, conceptual noise, vocal incantations, improvised synth stabs and animalistic percussions. Clean out ya ears and prepare to dance, mosh and mingle in the jams of these BFF brats. https://bibkids.bandcamp.com/track/100-degrees ??? IRD does not commonly disclose information regarding the processes behind the textural…

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Freaky Meat at Darkroom

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Backyard Tourists are pleased to announce Iconic Wordcore band Freaky Meat at Darkroom with their genre defying blend of jazz rock metal poetry, an act not to be missed

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Post Punk Party!

March 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - March 24, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5 – $10

Sanctuary Events present... POST PUNK PARTY A night of post punk music for the masses featuring live band Other Voices performing classic post punk covers and DJ REGRESS playing the best in retro & revival post punk music Tickets available from undertheradar.co.nz Capacity is limited - get yours now!

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Magic Steven at Darkroom

March 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - March 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Koha

With special guests: Teke and Craig Olly Burgin Magic Steven is a Melbourne-based artist, whose work has been described at various times as autobiographical storytelling, deadpan comedy, guided meditation, group therapy and long-form beat poetry. He has performed internationally in cities such as Berlin, Paris, Moscow, Athens, Tbilisi, Stockholm and London. Magic Steven will be joined by local Christchurch musicians Teke & Craig and Olly Burgin for a night of performance at Darkroom which promises to intrigue and entertain all…

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Ounce ‘OZ’ LP Release Tour (Chch) with The Psychic 45s & Guest

March 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Auckland five-piece psych rock outfit Ounce are set to release their debut album 'OZ' on March 1st 2019 through 1:12 Records! To celebrate, we will be touring up and down the country in the month of March. The album will be available for purchase on vinyl, digitally and streaming. Joining us in Chch are the trippy as The Psychic 45s + Guest! $10

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Fostercare Presents: eMOTIONZ II

March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - March 31, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

4 years ago, eMOTIONZ dance party brought Christchurch ravers together for what ended up being a very powerful night of euphoria. This March Fostercare is bringing it all back with a STACKED lineup for a night of charged up dancing at the darkroom. eMOTIONZ II, be there baby!! ft. FIGHT LEGENDS (live) Bomb Dylan Purpleman (live) MUDD b2b GARTH Keanu Raves b2b Muireb DJ FLINT Social Sport (live) MR MEATY BOY

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April 2019

Raw Comedy Heat 1

April 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Fresh, new, raw! Stand up comedy at its best. 16 comedians vie for a chance to represent the South Island at the national finals in Auckland during The NZ International Comedy Festival. Now in our 6th year Meegwai Productions is proud to once again produce the hottest showcase of up and coming local comedy talent. Three heats and a final. Heat #1 - Monday April 1st $10 https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/raw-comedy-heat-1/christchurch Heat #2 - Tuesday April 2nd $10 Heat #3 - Wednesday April…

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Raw Comedy Heat 2

April 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Fresh, new, raw! Stand up comedy at its best. 16 comedians vie for a chance to represent the South Island at the national finals in Auckland during The NZ International Comedy Festival. Now in our 6th year Meegwai Productions is proud to once again produce the hottest showcase of up and coming local comedy talent. Two heats and a final. Heat #1 - Monday April 1st $10 Heat #2 - Tuesday April 2nd $10 Heat #3 - Wednesday April 3rd…

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Raw Comedy Heat 3

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Fresh, new, raw! Stand up comedy at its best. 16 comedians vie for a chance to represent the South Island at the national finals in Auckland during The NZ International Comedy Festival. Now in our 6th year Meegwai Productions is proud to once again produce the hottest showcase of up and coming local comedy talent. Two heats and a final. Heat #1 - Monday April 1st $10 Heat #2 - Tuesday April 2nd $10 Heat #3 - Wednesday April 3rd…

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Mermaidens 7″ Release Tour: Christchurch

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$18.00

100% GOOD PRESENTS Mermaidens 7" Release Tour Saturday 13th April Neck of the Woods Early show, first band at 8:00pm. Support from Ha the Unclear Echo OHs Wellington three-piece Mermaidens are heading on tour for four New Zealand gigs in celebration of their 7” split single You Maintain the Stain / Cut It Open, due out Friday 5th April on Flying Nun Records. Their hair-raising new track ‘You Maintain the Stain’ is a stern letter to “The Man” that resembles…

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The Wendys / The Ruling Elite / Pretty Dumb

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - April 7, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Having played in the north island JUST 4 weeks earlier, The Wendys kick off the second leg of their snails paced tour (yeah it's a fuckin' tour) of NZ at darkroom on Saturday 6th April!!! Joining in the fun are local hearthrobs The Ruling Elite and new kids on the block Pretty Dumb!!!

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6th Annual RAW Stand Up Comedy Competition FINAL

April 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

Fresh, new, raw! Stand up comedy at its best. 16 comedians vie for a chance to represent the South Island at the national finals in Auckland during The NZ International Comedy Festival. Now in our 6th year Meegwai Productions is proud to once again produce the hottest showcase of up and coming local comedy talent. Two heats and a final. Heat #1 - Monday April 1st $10 Heat #2 - Tuesday April 2nd $10 Heat #3 - Wednesday April 3rd…

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James Mustapic: The Blair Witch Projector

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until April 12, 2019

darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$18

2019 Billy T Nominee James Mustapic’s stand-up comedy show has been haunted by a comedy ghost inside of his projector, who is set on ruining his show. James must revisit the ghosts of his past, and come to terms with his darkest repressed memories in order to save his show and find out the origins of this spooky phantom inside his projector. April 11th-12th at Darkroom. Doors open at 7pm, show starts 7:30pm.

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The Deep Six, Kens Tea Band, Fuzzy Pump

April 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - April 12, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Koha

Come along to listen to 3 bands playing and you will find superb enjoyment that will be perfect for all of your relaxing moments and strive for lively fun restrained chaos times! Fuzzy Pump - 9pm Ken's Tea Band -next The Deep Six - after them Please do one nice thing to someone tonight. Koha appreciated have fun... i love you... ,😳

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BIB KIDS (AKL) w/ IRD! Fem Scream! The Midimaster!

April 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - April 13, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

J̶e̶r̶k̶z̶e̶c̶u̶t̶i̶v̶e̶s̶ ̶L̶t̶d̶ ̶P̶r̶e̶s̶e̶n̶t̶s̶:̶ Bib Kids 'Gimp Software' EP Release Tour 2019  Recycled artists Bib Kids are hitting the road to bring their genre bending brand of punked electronic tirades to boggled brains and bodies across Aotearoa. Serving up a hearty meal of breakbeats, gabber emulations, conceptual noise, vocal incantations, improvised synth stabs and animalistic percussions. Clean out ya ears and prepare to dance, mosh and mingle in the jams of these BFF brats. https://bibkids.bandcamp.com/track/100-degrees 𝕴𝕽𝕯 IRD does not commonly disclose information regarding the processes behind the textural…

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RECORD STORE DAY 2019 @ RIDE ON SUPER SOUND!

April 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

SATURDAY! RECORD STORE DAY! DOORS AT 11AM! SICK RECORD DISCOUNTS! BEN WOODS AT 2PM! JOHNNY ELECTRIC ON THE DECKS! JOE SAMPSON COSPLAY IN FULL EFFECT! IT IS COMPULSORY AND BEER WILL BE AVAILABLE! Those lovable losers at Ride On Super Sound have managed to get something together for Record Store Day 2019, with a bunch of brand new local releases and some top-quality import vinyl available at special discount prices just for YOU. Delicious alcoholic beverages will also be available…

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Wiretap 02: Ben Woods, ButterfliesWelcomingSpring, Pavlov’s Puss

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5

8K.NZ - Independent Radio and Wiretap present another compilation of live recordings from 2018 - committed to the semi-permanence of magnetic tape. Cassettes will be for sale on the door, and bands will be playing inside the building. Butterflies Welcoming Spring Ben Woods Pavlov's puss. $5 on the door, or $15 if you'd like a tape too. The compilation features the three fabulous bands on the bill, plus: Coyote Centre Negative L.A Suffocated Bill Direen BnP Adam Hattaway and the…

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A Thursday Noise Situation

April 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - April 19, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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VAZZ Organic drones and melting guitars. Monolithic lullabies for the end of times. Placenta Cookbook "I don't always clop, but when I do, it's because of Placenta Cookbook. Thank you so much for your help." - Roana F. non productive eaters 100% improvised, this cathartic frenzy will make you question how much you are really worth.

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DARK HOLE // GLORY ROOM

April 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

BIG OL’ GIG AT DARKIES! as much as i’d love to say we’ll be transforming the darkroom into the glory hole for the night, the toilets flush and no one will be getting suspended in the back yard. HOWEVER, there will be a shit ton of double brown, great bands, and great people coming together to remember our good friend Anna (kiki terrorizer) Bouwmeester on what would be her 30th birthday. FEATURING BANDS SUCH AS: CARRADINE CHOKE PALACE OF WISDOM…

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Primitive Man

April 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$30

Denver’s PRIMITIVE MAN’s music matches its name: a savage, sparse mix of Death Metal, Blackened Noise, and Doom. The three-piece was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy and Jonathan Campos (all current and former members of Vermin Womb, Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher). Since their formation, PRIMITIVE MAN has propagated themselves throughout the underground with extensive tours throughout the USA and Europe as well as releasing 2 albums,…

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Jungle Clash!

April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

REWIND N BRING IT BACK MY SELECTA!! Bass Factory Sound System joins forces with Chief Remedy Sound System to bring back the sounds of Jungle to Christchurch city for special night of Dub and Jungle music in the open air of the Darkroom alleyway. The two heavyweight Sound systems will go head to head, tune fa tune, dub fa dub inna soundclash style and unity vibes. Featuring Djs Livity, Messenjah, Goobz, Midnight Dubs, Dreadknowledge and Fat Controller. $10 damage on…

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May 2019

Liv McKenzie: Living the Dream

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm NZST
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 17, 2019

darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

World debut! Watch the show before it hits the NZ International Comedy Festival. Liv McKenzie: comedian, feminist, dreamer. Always acting first and thinking never, Liv ran from Christchurch to NYC to chase the American dream: and she's back to tell you about it. With tales of the Big Apple, ovarian crises and literally fighting misogyny, Liv will have you doubled over with laughter with enough jokes and stories to fill an XL menstrual cup. She's a goddamn modern woman and…

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Double Double at Darkroom

May 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5

We are three Canadians with two guitars and a fiddle. Join Double Double (Cassandra Haggerty, Alex Powell and Shaun Casey) for a night of good tunes and good times. Opening act Alex Powell $5 at the door

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Hexscape/Sex Beard/Temperamental at Darkroom

May 17, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Hexscape will be dominating darkroom with their unique sound of Metal! Support for the night are local Wakachangi lovers Sex Beard and local up comers Temperamental! 17th May, $10 on the door.

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Kaosis: Hitech – Lowlife Tour CHCH

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Kaosis: Hitech - Lowlife Tour Kaosis /Troika/ Empire / DeVade (Video Release) DJ Support: Xenozex X VIVIVI

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Kaosis: Hitech – Lowlife Tour

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Kaosis: Hitech - Lowlife Tour Kaosis /Troika/ Empire / DeVade (Video Release) DJ Support: Xenozex X VIVIVI

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Thursday Noise Situation

May 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - May 24, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Void Whispering City L.$.D.Fundraiser

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Conor Fenelon: Conflicted

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $12

With his trademark love-able irreverent style Conor Fenelon - Comedian riffs on dating, social anxiety and substance abuse. You don't wanna miss this. Kicking off the night will be fellow Christchurch comedian Taylor Ruddle! -------------------- *** This show will be filmed on the night *** Pre Sales - $10 Door sales - $12 STUDENT PRICES AVAILABLE! Tickets available from iTICKET!! ------- Doors open 7:00pm Show starts 7:30pm ------- Brought to you by Hello Pecia Productions

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The Snake Behaviour,Temperamental, Sins of Eve, Fall Of Them

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - May 25, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Madhouse Studios presents The Snake Behaviour - Serpent Psychology release show. The Snake Behaviour celebrate the release of their debut album Serpent Psychology at The Darkroom, Christchurch. The album itself boasts all the local favourite tracks including Ragnarok, Reaper and Lights Out, and its name comes from punk legends The Dead Kennedys With very special support from Temperamental, Sins of Eve and the mighty Fall Of Them

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Dank Dubs At Darkroom Episode 3: Dub Vs Jungle

May 25, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - May 26, 2019 @ 6:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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We gather three of Otautahi's finest Roots & Jungle selectors for a night of pure irieness. The third installment in the Dank Dubs at Darkroom series of gigs. Turnout at the first two was epic, so make sure you don't miss this one!

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Fireside Stories with the Unicorn

May 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Cosy up by the fire for spontaneous stories with The Unicorn. Four Sundays this Autumn beginning May 26th at The Darkroom. Special guests Yurt Party for our final show in the series June 16th.

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Screaming Females at Darkroom, Christchurch

May 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$28

CHICKS THAT SCREAM AND UNDERTHERADAR PRESENT: SCREAMING FEMALES (NJ, USA) Formed in New Brunswick, NJ in 2005, Screaming Females is Marissa Paternoster (guitar, vox), Mike Abbate (bass), and Jarrett Dougherty (drums). Over six albums and more than a decade of music making, the band has remained deeply individual and steadfastly DIY. They have also grown into one of the most dynamic and devastating touring bands going today. Screaming Females toured New Zealand in 2016. Now, armed with their new record…

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June 2019

Old Dogs, New Tricks

June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - June 2, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Gold Coin

71 Drift and When Pets Attack get together for the World Premiere of Edge of Space (formerly Megahertz) for some good old fashioned Punk, Surf Punk and Post Punk Tunes ! Gold coin donation at the door.

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Death of Love, Medal + PGX

June 6, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - June 7, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5

THE DEATH OF LOVE - PGX - MEDAL AT THE DARKROOM CHCH THURSDAY 6 JUNE 2019 FIVE DOLLAS ------------------------------------------------ What? Floss is back in Christchurch?? Yes! Come celebrate with Floss Fleury from Loves Ugly Children as she returns to Christchurch for the South Island debut of her new band: The Death of Love. With support from... Medal, a sonic assault from Dave Muclahy of the JPS Experience and friends. PGX, who aspire to be The Smashing Pumpkins, but end up…

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Big Scout Winter Tour with T54 and Best Bets

June 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - June 8, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Big Scout with lovely guests T54 and Best Bets at the Darkroom Big Scout play a scrappy and wide-open take on provincial rock and yaw. Hailing from small town upper-south, they write of the wonder and disgust of grass-between-your-toes living. Songs are flung off rambunctiously or grumble away as lurching, caustic slabs. The band released two singles in 2018; the knotty and irate ‘Height Of Fashion’ and, all together more listenable ‘Head Out The Window’

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Dark Disco

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - June 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5

SANCTUARY EVENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE GARAGE 96.1 Present... DARK DISCO We are back with an ALTERNATIVE 80s DANCE PARTY Featuring DJs Regress & 59 to 1 playing all your favs! GOTH - POST PUNK - NEW WAVE - INDIE - SYNTH The Garage is Canterbury's newest radio station, dedicated to playing alternative music from the '80s. https://thegarage961.co.nz Only $5 on the door - R18 - 9pm start!

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Soul Rock: Fools Know More with Two Bishop Cult

June 14, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

Ari Freeman (Rhomboid, Blues Professor, Lupus Lunar) has a new band, with all original funk and blues inspired material! Fools Know More is a new power trio built to explore some new more personal songwriting, and composition with the same high dynamic high energy stage show that people have come to expect from Christchurch's own funk wizard. Featuring Bryce Collier on bass (Taos, Lupus Lunar) and Swampy on drums (the Preservatives). Come shake it till you make it! $15 Door…

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The Ship Has Landed!

June 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

Creative Chaos Art Party: The ship has landed! darkroom bar and live music venue and neighbouring gallery space ART HOLE proudly join forces to host the very first Creative Chaos Art Party. Join us as the art gallery, bar, and outdoor alleyway transform into a multi-zoned collaborative party and creative space. We warmly invite all the arty farts, the noisy musos, the wild performers, the unpolite poets, salty stand ups, and any other local creatives to embark on this journey…

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Darkroom Open Mic Night #10

June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Darkroom's next Open Mic Night is happening on Thursday June 20th, featuring YOU. Drum kit, guitar and bass amps are supplied - weirdness is encouraged. Signups on the chalkboard from 7pm. Music 7:30pm til 11pm. Free entry. Darkroom loves you!

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The Palace Of Wisdom/Ken’s Tea Band & mystery kids.

June 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Come and see the rock & roll band that saved Christchurch from the atrocities of Lyttelton's alt country posers !? With support from Ken's Tea Band and possibly BnP if his lordship Stephen can be arsed.

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Rhomboid at Darkroom

June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Psychedelic Wizard Funk originals by Christchurch's enchanting trio.

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Rhomboid with Via Kaleidoscope

June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

Rhomboid, playing all their own original music designed to to move your body and expand your mind. They'll be joined by Post Rock mammoths Via Kaleidoscope

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Thursday Noise Situation w/ Nick Hate/Crude/Placenta Cookbook

June 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Nick Harte will be performing a set of electronic music which centres around time and perception and how we interact with sound via technology. All of the sounds employed will be sourced from YouTube samples of intentionally varying quality. These monolithic loop-based pieces, featuring samples from disparate sources, aspire to be genre-less by way of their often awkward conglomeration. All cuts will be transmitted through an iPhone 4. Crude presents selections of abstract lo-fidelity chugger with pseudo-incantation and heaviliy affected…

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Pressure Sessions 001

June 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - June 29, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

Chief Remedy Soundsystem Presents “Pressure Sessions” A regular series of Bass music Soundsystem sessions at the darkroom, with an emphasis on reggae/dancehall and dub. Pressure sessions 001 is set to take place on the Friday 28th of June featuring a line up of tuff local DJ’s and selectors. An easy $10 before 10pm door charge, $15 after. Run come nice up the dance with the Chief Remedy Sound. R18 strictly good vibes inside Featuring: Livity (Dubwise Show RDU 98.5) Richie…

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July 2019

Outlet Slacks and Dead Network

July 5, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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The Slacks are back hot off the tails of their last gig at the New City Hotel and this does confirm the first ever live gig from DeadNetwork with their newest members. So what to expect from each band? Outlet Slacks- Comprised of drums, bass, guitar and vocals, this three-piece brings you an energetic and catchy sound that will stick in your head for days. From head bobbing reggae tunes to captivating indie rock melodies that will have you boogying…

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John Davis, The Aotearoa Snuff Jazz Quartet & Salad Boys

July 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - July 12, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

John Davis was half of Folk Implosion in the '90's and now records and tours on his own and with a band of rotating characters based in Durham, NC, USA. This tour of New Zealand and Australia will consist of duo shows with John on guitar and electronics, and Rob Chamberlain on drums and electronics. Sets will mix material from John's Shrimper records solo catalogue (both old and recent), and material drawn from the Folk Implosion archive of the '90's.…

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Kool Aid ‘Family Portrait’ EP Release Show

July 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Kool Aid (formerly known as Brian Tamaki and the Kool Aid Kids) are releasing their new EP ‘Family Portrait’ and cordially invite you to the release show at Darkroom on Friday 12th July. Kool Aid will be joined on the night by Head Full of Snakes (featuring members of Hex Waves, Opawa 45’s) and Avon Dads. ‘Family Portrait’ is the new EP by Kool Aid (featuring members of BnP, Wurld Series, The Dance Asthmatics, Dogfish, etc). Heavy doses of potent…

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Mini Simmons NZ Tour w/ Dolphin Friendly

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - July 14, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15 – $20

Winter is coming… So Mini Simmons are marching into the cold temperatures around the whole country this July! To celebrate the man-birth of their self-titled Debut Album, Mini Simmons is coming for you with their wild 60’s hip-shake. This is the NEW ZEALAND TOUR. Riding off the back of acclaimed International Shows in Brisbane & Sydney, the band is taking the Rock n Roll Circus back on the road. Come one come all, and welcome to the Travelling Show. A…

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Lads On Tour Cabaret Christchurch

July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

The Lads on Tour alternative cabaret series is a celebration of weird and wonderful local talent, showcasing variety shows filled with dance, circus, burlesque, comedy, drag acts and more! The series has been running since 2015 and has showcased over 200 emerging performing artists at more than 40 cabarets throughout the South Island. Thursday July 18th 7:30pm at Darkroom $10 presales from https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/lads-on-tour-cabaret4/christchurch $15 door sales Presented by comedian and MC Feather Unsure, and featuring special guest burlesque performer Aurora…

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A Thursday Noise Situation w/ Black/Black/Blue, Whispering City, The Escalation

July 18, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - July 19, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

black/black/blue will bring a chill to a cold winters evening. Alternately shimmering, pulsing and throbbing synth drones and random transmissions from isolated locations. In varying sonic shades of black. and black. and blue. Whispering City combines angular riffery with grey skies ambience..re-combining their curious talents NotV (j-mz robinson) and Crude (matthew middleton) have etched out electro-acoustic noise for a quater of a century..utilizing an arsenal of custom made odd-ball sound implements including a Spade with strings, a shawm, a jews…

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Zhukov EP Release w/ Blame Thrower, Nervous Jerk, Mental Fatal and Snailrider

July 19, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - July 20, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Zhukov have a new EP, come down and party with them and their friends! with: Blame Thrower, Nervous Jerk, Mental Fatal , Snailrider

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Etheran, Temperamental and St Peter’s Thursday

July 20, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - July 21, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

After a couple months training up our new guitarists Etheran is back into it with our good friends in Temperamental, and St Peter's Thursday. Come along for an awesome night of Rock and Metal at a great local venue. $10 on the door St Peter's Thursday are a Grungey Stoner Rock band featuring pounding grooves, sick bass, crunchy guitars, and the trademark growl from Anand that has led to them becoming Christchurch mainstays. Clothing optional. Temperamental are a Djent band…

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The music of Joy Division + New Order

July 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - July 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Sanctuary Events present An evening of music by JOY DIVISION + NEW ORDER with DJ Regress Playing classic tracks and deep cuts Free Entry

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Vaguely Related, Merlinco and Moon Monsoon

July 26, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - July 27, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Join us on Friday the 26th of July with friends to enjoy a night of groovy tunes at darkroom. Joining Vaguely Related for this gig will be Dunedin fizzers Moon Monsoon and local homies Merlinco. Tickets available at the link below, or door sales will be available while they last! https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/o/vaguely-related-21718907524?fbclid=IwAR2ZLp4UBLGIRt2Vauka99WTNXb8zaxoByLj19iOP_yjfxRlqbhwgitCm9o

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New Speedway Boogie, The Wendys and Dominic Trudeau

July 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - July 28, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5

Newly-formed cosmic country jam band New Speedway Boogie are teaming up with surf rock misfits The Wendys for an evening of guitar-fueled mayhem. New Speedway Boogie harness the three-chord, too-long guitar solo approach to full effect with a sparkly new set of sun-drenched tunes. Dominic Trudeau will kick things off with his solo wedding singer routine. Expect family-friendly renditions of top-twenty hits and old favourites, all played on a throwaway keyboard with no middle c and the reverb stuck on.

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August 2019

The Most Not To Be Missed GIG of the Year !

August 1, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - August 2, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5.00

Tonedroids rocking it to Christchurch with friends 'Edge of Space' and 'Two Bishop Cult', all coming together in a show that will Blast your Senses ! $5.00 on the door or a gold coin if thats all you've got !

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Awkwardly Eccentric – NZ Release Tour (Christchurch)

August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5 – $10

This July, Hybrid Rose will be embarking on her very first national tour. The cyberpop producer/singer will be taking the release off her upcoming EP 'Awkwardly Eccentric' to a selected few cities around the country, starting in Auckland. Performing with her will be blue fmme and Laura Lee Lovely BLLE FMME blle fmme is a dj based in Ōtautahi, specialising in nz music, but with a repertoire that includes all the best tunes from alty goodness to poppy club bangers…

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Fostercare Presents: CHCH World Tour!

August 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - August 10, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $20

Join us for a memorable journey of emotional dance music, all your fostercare favs on ONE BILL!! This CHCH World Tour will leave you GLOWING and SCREAMING for more!! CHCH World Tour acts: Kamandi ~ Jagā ~ Purpleman ~ FLINT ~ Shli !!!!! **get yo tickets now this will sell out**

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Dirty Pixels + Smokestack Slim • NZ Winter Tour • Christchurch

August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Auckland bands Dirty Pixels and Smokestack Slim are joining forces this winter for a double headline tour of New Zealand. Tour Dates: 20/7/19 - Auckland - Thirsty Dog 1/8/19 - Wellington - Moon1 9/8/19 - Dunedin - The Crown Hotel 10/8/19 - Christchurch - Darkroom Tickets available at UTR

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Darkroom Open Mic

August 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - August 16, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Darkroom's next open mic is happening on Thursday August 15th , featuring our special guest house band and YOU. Drum kit, guitar and bass amps are supplied - weirdness is encouraged. Signups on the chalkboard from 7pm, open jam from 11pm. Free entry. Darkroom loves you.

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Yurt Party, Two Bishop Cult and Frankie Daly

August 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - August 17, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Co-owner of Darkroom, Feather "Unsure" Shaw is turning not quite 30! Come celebrate her 29th birthday with a free gig featuring circus performances, free snacks, and live music from Yurt Party, Frankie Music and Two Bishop Cult! The bar will be open 8pm til late selling all your beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic faves, including Nippy's flavoured milk. Friends, whanau, Darkroom regulars, and strangers all welcome! Free entry Doors open 8pm Live music from 9pm til late R18, R.O.A.R., all…

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NOW MUZIK PRESENTS _HAIR LOSS CONTROL

August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - August 18, 2019 @ 2:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

NOw Muzik Presents a night of rave at The Darkroom. Techno// Breaks//Footwork L. K. Swiggs STATURE CRONE (live) from wellington HANK (serbian version) RESET $10 (1st 50)

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A Thursday Noise Situation – COALD/VAZZ/NOTV

August 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - August 23, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

A Thursday Noise Situation returns for August with COALD, VAZZ and NOTV

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Lake South | Ōtautahi w/ Timothy Blackman + Laura Lee Lovely

August 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15 – $20

Home Alone Music are proud to present the national tour of Lake South's sophomore album, 'Wellington | Te Upoko O Te Ika'. First single 'South Coast': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5fqQOA4Kwk Support in Ōtautahi from Timothy Blackman + Laura Lee Lovely. Lake South performs electricUTOPIA music with midi triggers, guitar, and voice – along with live drums from Eddie Crawshaw (Sheep, Dog & Wolf, Bonaparte). In 2017, Lake South released his first album 'If You're Born On An Island The Ocean Heals You' to…

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Tuscoma/Voice of the Black Pharoah/Old Haven – darkroom, CHCH

August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

TUSCOMA VOICE OF THE BLACK PHAROAH OLD HAVEN $10 Doors 9pm. (Poster says 8pm but it should be 9pm)

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Comedy Carnival 2019

August 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Comedy Carnival teaser show at Darkroom on August 29th. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free for RDUnited App users- Limited to the first 50 people.

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Subtle Recordings Record Launch feat. EBB

August 31, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - September 1, 2019 @ 10:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

Pipe line business... Synonymous with deep vibes and nose shaking bass Subtle Sound Systems record label aptly named Subtle Recordings is proud to announce its second release. The Subtle Recordings 002 release is once again sending some heavy weight straight out of Christchurch to the world with bad man Ebb and his exquisite tracks Surface Tension and Bokkei. A package that stands strong as another pillar of foundation to the future sound of Bass Music. To usher in the record,…

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September 2019

Emma G ‘Together We Rise’ NZ Tour.

September 6, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Kiwi-born, US-based and internationally touring singer/songwriter Emma G is coming home to NZ for her 'Together We Rise' NZ tour. The magic of fear is: learning to rise again - breaking the walls we've built in our minds - the magic of love is: together we rise. Emma G will be accompanied by percussionist Joey J Drums and DJ Reality Check during her New Zealand Together We Rise tour! With support from Cameron Walsh and Yung Mitchyy ABOUT EMMA G:…

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Fuzzy Pump, The Deep Six and Yesterdays Tomorrow

September 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Fuzzy Pump play some new songs along with pals The Deep Six and Yesterdays Tomorrow.

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Dark Disco

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Sanctuary Events Present... DARK DISCO We are back with another ALTERNATIVE 80s DANCE PARTY Featuring Live Post-Punk covers band... O T H E R V O I C E S https://www.facebook.com/OtherVoicesNZ/ Plus DJs Regress & 59 to 1 playing all your favs! GOTH - POST PUNK - NEW WAVE - INDIE - SYNTH Tickets from undertheradar.co.nz - R18 - 9pm start!

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Dark Disco

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZST
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Sanctuary Events Present... DARK DISCO We are back with another ALTERNATIVE 80s DANCE PARTY Featuring Live Post-Punk covers band... O T H E R V O I C E S Plus DJs Regress & 59 to 1 playing all your favs! GOTH - POST PUNK - NEW WAVE - INDIE - SYNTH Tickets from undertheradar.co.nz - R18 - 9pm start!

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November 2019

Deranger does Christchurch

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Deranger Musician/Band · Nelson, New Zealand Deranger is the culmination of decades of living, breathing and being in and around all of the sub genres associated with heavy music.

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February 2020

Pressure Sessions #004

February 15 @ 9:00 pm - February 16 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Chief Remedy Soundsystem Presents “Pressure Sessions” A regular series of Bass music Soundsystem sessions at the darkroom, with an emphasis on reggae/dancehall and dub. Pressure Sessions #004 is locked in for the 15th February and we're coming in hot for the first session of 2020. Chief Remedy Soundsytem meets Eyes Down Sound inna the Dark alley. Two Soundsystems, one alley way, the first of our friendly fire nights. An easy $10 before 10pm door charge, Limited capacity. Run come nice…

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