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371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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September 2018

Power Nap, Borrowed cs & Dance Armstrong

September 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - September 2, 2018 @ 1:00 am NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

Power Nap (auckland) "Tight packets of funk / house / disco / pop bounced together like aliasing-mulch." While some claim that Power Nap is the solo electronic dance project of Chris Cudby from Golden Axe, rumours abound the artist is actually a baseball cap #literallypossessed by the ghosts of dead synths! Borrowed cs (wellington) Since 2014, Cory Champion has been exploring the common ground between jazz, house, and techno with his production work and sets as Borrowed CS. Along the…

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Death and the Maiden ‘Wisteria’ Album Release

September 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

To celebrate the release of their sophomore album 'Wisteria' Dunedin based trio Death and the Maiden will be performing a rare show in Christchurch Joining them is very special guest's From Wellington 'Plaines' Motte Ben Woods Group "This is a gem. One of those records that lives, pulses, breathes, will evolve with time – will re-energise those that hear it when they come to it; will live on for many years to come. A masterpiece of mood, perfectly realised, compiled,…

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GET LOST 02

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - September 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Progressive Psychedelic Music. If you're going to get lost, Get lost inside yourself. Featuring Sloths on Coffee, Absolem, Andy Tron.

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P.H.F. | Roy Irwin & Wurld Series

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15 – $20

Space Academy presents... P.H.F, Roy Irwin and Wurld Series live at the Space Academy. Saturday 15th September 2018 Pre-sales available from undertheradar

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October 2018

Jay Clarkson and the Containers; Dark Matter; The Teasers

October 27, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Jay Clarkson and the Containers up from Dunedin with Dark Matter and The Teasers. $10 on the Door

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Dr. Sketchy’s: Attack of the B-Grade Movie!

October 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$18.00

Halloween life drawing with a b-grade burlesque twist. Starring Amourous Ava (from Auckland). BYO art supplies. Tickets from Cosmic Ticketing.

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November 2018

Vincent H.L. & Guests

November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Vincent H.L is playing for the first time in Christchurch, with local dudes Brian Tamaki and the Kool Aid Kids and The Opawa 45s. $10 on the door, doors at 8:30pm

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Vincent H.L with Guests At Space Academy

November 9, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Vincent H.L is playing for the first time in Christchurch, with local dudes Brian Tamaki and the Kool Aid Kids and The Opawa 45s. $10 on the door, $25 album sales Doors at 8:30pm

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Coolies, Pumice, Duckling Monster & Oksun Ox

November 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15 – $20

The Coolies Pumice Ducklingmonster Oksun Ox $15 presales from UTR | $20 on the door The Coolies This legendary and unpredictable trio, the enfant terribles of NZ punk, have been blurting out random batches of high order garage spew since 1997. Pumice Stefan Neville’s Pumice work throughout its 25 year existence, remains as one of the most relevant and prolific in the New Zealand experimental music scene, and undeniably significant in the psych/outsider/free folk scenario. Duckling Monster Ducklingmonster is the…

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December 2018

DOG Power Album Release Party

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - December 2, 2018 @ 9:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Come celebrate the release of DOG Power's debut album on Flying Nun Records, 1st December at Space Academy. Featuring performances from: Nexit, Witches, Te Patu and our resident conga dog, Nick, who will be DJing songs off the record, alongside unreleased material from albums 2 and 3. T-shirts (courtesy of RIDE ON SUPER SOUND) and vinyl will be on sale. All funds raised go towards renovating DOG Recording, DOG Power's studio in Vojvodina, Serbia. $10 minimum entry

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SOUL TRAIN

December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - December 16, 2018 @ 12:30 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

The Soul Train is back! Come wrap your hips around another night of Funk and Soul music performed by an eight-piece band, the SOUL MATES. Strictly Funk and Soul, none of those bass wobbles. Tickets available at undertheradar.co.nz or for a little more $$ on the door.

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February 2019

Francisca Griffin & the Bus Shelter Boys with The Teasers

February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

Francisca Griffin (formerly known as Kathy Bull) from legendary Flying Nun outfit Look Blue Go Purple, announces her new album “The Spaces Between” and supporting South Island shows. Following the release of single Falling Light, Griffin shares Stardust, the second single from The Spaces Between. Falling Light and Stardust are testament to Griffin's strength as a songwriter; familiar jangly, expansive Dunedin Sound(ing) guitar lines which meet her adroit lyricism. This album marks a triumphant return to the stage from her…

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March 2019

Melted Ice Cream presents: No Age (LA) at Space Academy

March 1, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$30

100% GOOD, Oldies and Melted Ice Cream are thrilled to announce the first Christchurch appearance of indie-rock heroes NO AGE! Last gracing our shores in 2009, No Age are marrying their untouchable noise pop with ear-shattering volume in an immersive live setting. Rifling through the bands discography from past touchstones to the newest rage Snares Like A Haircut, No Age's pell-mell push of punk sanded down on the edges with pop sensibility and raucous noise will leave your ears permanently…

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Stef Animal & Les Baxters at Space Academy

March 2, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Stef Animal & Les Baxters at Space Academy! One night only!

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You Should Be Dancing

March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$14 – $20

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

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Same Name Confusion // Christchurch

March 16, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

Same Name Confusion return to their birthplace on March 16, 2019 to play the songs from their upcoming debut EP 'In Theory' (Out Jan 11) + deep cuts for the OG fans. Lead single 'Must Be Lucky' out December 21. TICKETS: https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/63862/Same-Name-Confusion.utr Tickets are extremely limited for this show and will sell out. We don't expect to have door sales on the night! $10 Pre-sales - sold out $15 General Release

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May 2019

Hadassah Grace and Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey poetry show

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

Hadassah Grace is hitting the road to promote her debut poetry collection How To Take Off Your Clothes, out on Dead Bird Books. She's performing at Space Academy with support from Tourettes aka Dominic Hoey and Rebecca Nash Hadassah Grace is a writer and performer living in Wellington. The last couple of years has seen Hadassah been a stripper hiding weed in her shoes, a speech writer for the future Mayor of Wellington, a producer of sold out shows, and…

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Kreuser / Cailleau (Germany / France)

May 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Please join us for an audio visual blow-out! Kreuser/Cailleau connect prepared turntables, mix boards, super8 and video projectors. By crossing signals, they let sound create images and images create sound. Organising those in contextualised compositions. The result is an audiovisual performance machine or an experimental analogue DJ/VJ set, depending on the perspective you choose to take. Based in Berlin, the duo are comprised of German composer Timo Kreuser and French filmmaker Guillaume Cailleau. Their work is informed by their approaching…

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Possible Worlds

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - May 26, 2019 @ 1:00 am NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$8

Club Unique presents: Possible Worlds A night of no holds barred forward leaning techno and cutting edge rhythms in the heart of Christchurch. Let our lineup of cosmos selectors guide your dance into the unknown and drive forward into the future with courage and curiosity as we make this night a rave you'll never forget. ATNIGHT / DJ FLINT / KEANU RAVES / THE MIDIMASTER / MUIREB Tickets: https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/5771 Respect the space and each other. You know how it is.

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The Schizophonics (SAN DIEGO) – Chch Charity Show!

May 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Direct from San Diego, comes a rock n roll trio that is not for the faint hearted... The Schizophonics are touring NZ in May and June and they arecoming to Ōtautahi-Christchurch for a special charity show, to support those affected by the 15 March attacks. Donations will be taken on the door (minimum amount $10 but more appreciated!) with all proceeds going to Victim Support. Known for their formidable live shows, they've been called “One of my favorite live bands…

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June 2019

Him – Snakes At Night – Album Release

June 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Him Album release gig at Space Academy , Supports to be announced. A stunning, experimental work that shifts and unravels mid-performance, in a visceral and often haunting way. Him is a 3 piece band which is the songs of Jazmine Rose accompanied by Saxophone (Aaron Longville) and Synth (Saoirse Chapman) Bold and watery. Him’s songs are moody, haunting, and spacious; asking the listener to explore their insides.

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A (mostly) Bad Record Evening

June 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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A van-load of records on sale starting at $1 - guaranteed to be free of Val Doonican, Roger Whittaker, Englebert Humperdinck and other op shop perennials. Need 500 copies of Abba Best of, the Grease Soundtrack or the Phantom of the Opera? Well I've gotchu. There is some better stuff too, keeping it cheap because IT'S GOT TO GO!!! Will be a DJ playing some sketchy singles, and happy hour drinks until 7.

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Ursula Le Sin // crone // Vile Bodies

June 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5 – $10

Catch Ursula Le Sin & crone for a sunday show on their way back home to Te Whanganui-a-Tara >>>>>>>>>>>> Ursula Le Sin spends their time by the sea. Rhythms tumble, trickle, crash and drip in swells. Distorted kicks and sharp breaks cut through puddles of reverberated delay. >>>>>>>>>>>> crone is the sci-fi goth duo of Emily Berryman and Lucy Reid. Their sound is underpinned by a sustained sense of drama, stirring effected live loops and samples into an intoxicating mix…

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Lonnie Holley (USA) – Christchurch

June 19, 2019 @ 8:15 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

Audio Foundation is ecstatic to announce a very special NZ tour for the revered artist and visionary musician Lonnie Holley, who sings and improvises to make sense of a troubled America. The story of Lonnie Holley is incredible; he was born 1950 in Alabama, one of 27 children during the heigh of racial segregation in the USA and was traded for a bottle of whisky when he was four. Despite a chaotic childhood, working from the age of five, Holley…

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Kane Strang Solo Tour, Christchurch

June 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

Kane Strang Solo Tour June/July 2019 21/06 - Space Academy, Christchurch w/ Ryan Fisherman Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/y2ot4gjb 26/06 - Caroline, Wellington w/ Fruit Juice Parade Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/yy9u93c9 27/06 - Lucky Bar, Whanganui Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/y628cqzy 28/06 - The Stomach, Palmerston North w/ Michael James Keane Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/yybnjpj7 04/07 - Whammy Backroom, Auckland w/ Being. Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/y6q5vu43 06/07 - Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin w/ Neive Strang Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/y4wod4gc More support acts TBA

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July 2019

Stoner Classics Vol. 1: Dazed and Confused

July 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$1 – $2

--- MOVIE FUNDRAISER EVENING --- Bring a bud or two ;) and come check out this stoner classic with us at the wonderful Space Academy. They have a wide selection of refreshing beverages in case you get that cotton mouth through the evening. Entry is a gold coin and all proceeds go towards educating and encouraging the public to vote 'Yes' in the 2020 cannabis referendum.

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Morning Morning with Adam Hattaway at Space Academy

July 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Melbourne world beat rhythm makers Morning Morning bring their psychedelic two piece live show to the land of mountain blessings. Joining Morning Morning will be local ragamuffins Adam Hattaway and the Haunters, bringin the heat. NZ tour poster by legend Jesse Schrader.

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noemienours all-ages tour (+Roy Montgomery)

July 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

noemienours + Roy Montgomery (more info soon) noemienours description: Inspired in its early days by Nobel-prize winners Herta Müller or J.M. Coetzee's depiction and account of totalitarianism and segregation, noemienours developed through her work a criticism of anthropo-centrism, and of mankind's prejudiced entitlement, told through the sole point of view of bears, with a meditative horizon as possible overcoming of species-, class- and gender-wars. Albeit its deep meaning is with no doubt far too deep for the usual barbaric male-centered…

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CJF Mixtape Release

July 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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It’s a birthday party for CJF mixtape!!!! (just 6 months early) Hannah Everingham has finally decided to bring her EP to life in real life. Named after the car that has never passed its warrant of fitness, CJF Mixtape will be played LIVE for the FIRST TIME at Space Academy on Thursday the 25th of July. Expect sick beats Dad rap no skrrt braps but probably bad jokes - Hannah will be playing her EP as well as songs both…

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CHCH ~ Ha The Unclear w/Dolphin Friendly

July 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

Experiencing a fruitful creative spell after a busy summer and the release of second album Invisible Lines, Ha the Unclear are now excited to poke their head out of the burrow to play a mitten-full of winter shows around New Zealand. Wrap yourself in a scarf and come EMBRACE THE GLACE at Ha the Unclear’s Christchurch stop and bring a bit of spirit and dance with you! Supported on the night by Dolphin Friendly who've had a non-stop year running…

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August 2019

Creme Jean Album Release Tour

August 3, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Créme Jean are taking their debut album Créme Emporium on the road with a mid winter Emporium Tourorium. Catch their frothy fuzz-pop live in Wellington, Auckland & Christchurch with support from beloved local acts including Transistor, Kool Aid and A.C. Freazy plus more to be announced. LINKS facebook.com/cremejean/ facebook.com/koolaidband/

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French for Rabbits August Tour

August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

Welly-dreampoppers French for Rabbits are hitting the road this August to perform four special shows around the country to trial brand new material, and release a limited edition cassette of 'The Weight of Melted Snow' featuring 'Highest Hill'. The band features Brooke Singer and John Fitzgerald, alongside Ben Lemi, Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa, and Penelope Esplin. In Christchurch they will be joined by special guests 'Ryan Fisherman and the Settlers of Catan'.

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Bobandii

August 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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After an 18 month dive into new production & technique, Bobandii returns with his third full length project, Running Handshake/B.L.U.E.

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First Move Aotearoa Tour

August 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

First Move (Te Papaioea/PN) tour Aotearoa throughout August celebrating the release of 'Provincial Blight'

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DOG Power final CHCH show with Horror in Clay

August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - August 25, 2019 @ 9:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

DOG Power will perform one last show before heading back to Serbia and will be supported by post punk double edged knife 'Horror in Clay' (ex Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing members). limited to 100 tickets available at cosmic ticketing.

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The Chills

August 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$34.90

Iconic Dunedin pop group The Chills will be stopping by Christchurch to perform a very intimate show on their way north for Auckland's The Others Way festival. With only 120 tickets available, this will see The Chills up close and personal, playing favourites from their adored back catalogue, including their 2018 release Snowbound. 2019 has already been a busy year for the band, with the release of critically acclaimed feature film The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps;…

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September 2019

The Ruling Elite with Coal

September 26, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 am NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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The Ruling Elite are playing with special guest drummer Shannon Boyd. Come down early to see this special lineup play first then settle down with Coal to round off an easy Thursday night. Doors at 9pm The Ruling Elite 9.30pm Green fees $10 Unwaged $5

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October 2019

PIHA RESCUE at Space Academy w/The Wendys

October 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Piha Rescue are returning to Christchurch for a one-off reunion show! This is the first time playing with the original line-up of Alice, Ben and Ché since who knows when. Joining us will be Cameron Hoy, returning to guitar after a long time lost in the dance music wilderness. After spending a few years playing 60s surf hits in the early 2010s, Piha Rescue split ways and ended up in such far-flung places as Melbourne and Wellington pursuing other non-surf-music-related…

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Pavlov’s Puss Album Release w/ Coal

October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Christchurch's sickest garage rock super group Pavlov's Puss (feat. members of Salad Boys, The Ruling Elite, The Dance Asthmatics) celebrate the release of their debut album 'Comfort Food'. Joining them will be Christchurch's loud and fabulous Coal. $10 entry. 'Comfort Food' is available now through Melted Ice Cream, buy a copy on cassette at pavlovspuss.bandcamp.com.

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Salad Boys, Transistors, Local Tourist

October 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Salad Boys (Christchurch, NZ) head across the ditch this November for a string of dates up Australia's east coast, but not before gearing up with three shows in their native Aotearoa. Joining them at Space Academy will be the absolutely sensational Transistors (freshly pulled from retirement) and slick new up and comers Local Tourist. Salad Boys on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ptQCy5dKNSFIsWSvk1fc4?si=CMUNX3EhRPiZk1xWBv0m9g Transistors on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1bNs1uIIWopZg8ocdfEDUa?si=LbjKOZ83TIe8H-_IlqND2w Local Tourist on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/localtouristband/colours-demo

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Dr. Sketchy’s Halloween special: ALIENS

October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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A life drawing night like no other! Drinking, drawing and xenomorphs!

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November 2019

How Dare You

November 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm NZDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until November 28, 2019

Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

Join Free Theatre for an evening at Space Academy as they celebrate their 40th year by presenting a free jazz homage to Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion. “The real risk is not changing” – John Coltrane “Change is coming whether you like it or not” – Greta Thunberg Online and door sales available. Doors from 6pm.

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February 2020

An Evening with Crude

February 8, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - February 9, 2020 @ 12:30 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Avant Gardist Matt Middleton returns to Christchurch's Space Academy to provide an entire nights ENTERTAINMENT. Electronic sounds, spoken word sections, dee Jaying, jazz tracts, 4 to the floor stompers, 'movement' and MORE. An exploration of informational sound. A fork in the road for culture. A new neuronal pathway. $10, with luck, merch on the door. More Crude can be found at crude.bandcamp.com and on youtube. ***STOP PRESS*** SPECIAL COLLAB SET WITH DUNEDIN'S L$D FUNDRAISER IS ON!

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DOG POWER – Live with NO EXIT

February 14, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - February 15, 2020 @ 2:00 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

THE RETURN OF DOG POWER NEW SONGS, NEW LIGHTS, NEW MEMBERS, NEW MERCH SAME ATTITUDE DOG Power Producers and missionaries from Christchurch, New Zealand - momentarily based in Idvor, Serbia. Pop hooks weaseling their way out of experimental music. Dance on first sight, fashion, a dash of melancholy. Bold, loud and crafty. Listen/Watch latest single 'Low Down' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n5NaWIpClQ SUPPORTING ACT... NO EXIT not to be confused with Cul De Sac, or Jean Paul Sartre experience, or Last Exit/ messers…

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Caleb Isaacs Tour – Christchurch

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Lively and absurd, cynical yet hopeful – but always from the heart. Caleb Isaacs (Chch) has paid tribute at the altar of his folk, soul, and rock’n’roll heroes, and mixed it all up to make the music that feels just right. His first full-length album, Everything is Motion, bathes in tradition and then throws in the toaster. With the album set for release on February 13th, Caleb Isaacs and his band of hardened and hungry musician pals are inviting gig-goers…

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The Schizophonics NZ Tour 2020

February 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Mind-blowing San Diego garage funk leviathan The Schizophonics are back with a hot new album ('People in the Sky') and a massive tour of some lovely Aotearoa venues. It’s like… So… Ok, imagine the MC5 went to a bowling club and ended up going head to head with The Meters but then it ended in a draw and they all went dancing. Or James Brown went shopping but the shoes he bought were too small so he gave them to…

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Australian Fire Fundraiser

February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

As our neighbours across the ditch have been affected by terrible fires 100% of proceeds from this show will go to the relief fund for First Nations People's, see below. https://au.gofundme.com/f/fire-relief-fund-for-first-nations-communities?fbclid=IwAR1cq8p6sS0GPzKI4tzJlrUUg6J-vtFut13GPcLqmp0qle_Ss_IlFMXGPIM Act lineup: The Tacks Model Home Bear Trap (first show!) Ow my face Zhukov Grumble Strips (first show!) and Mental Fatal $10 (or more) on the door Fuck Scott Morrison

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WET SPECIMEN, DEDUDES, PGX.

February 29, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

WET SPECIMEN (DN) DENUDES (DN) PGX (CHCH/DN) Wet Specimen and Denudes are making rare appearances Denudes are Lucinda King, Lucy Hunter, Jayde Medder and Hope Robertson Wet Specimen are Reg Norris, Lucy Hunter and Chris Schmelz PGX two piece are releasing there ep they recorded way back when in 2018 back when they where a four piece

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July 2020

Sex, With Animals book launch

July 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Dead Bird Books are super excited to be releasing Laura Borrowdale's short story collection, Sex, With Animals into the world! The book’s 12 stories are filled with messy sex, messier relationships and a whole lot of animal metaphors, and features illustrations by award winning American artist, Michael Bergt. Ben Brown and Sera Tonin will also be performing, so come down and get a beer and book!.

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August 2020

Avon Dads, Lucy Hunter, Hob, Violet French and The Horrible

August 15, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Saturday August 15th sees some of the South's finest talents, collide at Space Academy for one night only! Christchurchs' own Avon Dads return to the stage, for some (almost) family-friendly fun!! Don your favourite sneakers, and bluest jeans for these dudes! Hob, featuring the musical musings of Luke Towart (Wurld Series, Kool Aid) and Ben Woods (Ben Woods Group). Set to re-align your chakras, and open your third eye... All the while making you wish they hadn't! Lucy Hunter (Opposite…

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Cutting It Close

August 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

It's time to get out of the house and cut some shapes! Brit-pop, Grunge, Techno, House, New Wave, Madchester, Electroclash, Psych Rock, Shoegaze, Indie, Punk, Techno, Disco, Alternative... Whether you're a regular party peep or you've finally found someone to mind the small people we'd love for you to come party with us at Space Academy. We want this to be a super special space so the place will be dressed to impress with fabulous décor and lights to help…

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Chris William + Swan Sisters + Ryan Fisherman

August 25, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

Light Shines Above EP Release Tour Chris William is a singer-songwriter based out of Christchurch, New Zealand. As a trained jazz bassist, he builds his sound from the bassline up. A blend of acoustic and synthesised sounds rest on this foundation – moody synthesisers, manipulated strings, reversed piano, and even bird song. He draws inspiration from landscapes – the Southern Alps, Mackenzie country and his slow-burning melodies evoke the awe of nature and being alone with your thoughts. His second…

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October 2020

Road to Nowhere Tour – Goya, Soft Plastics, Hob, Bathysphere

October 10, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Eyegum Music Collective is excited to announce Road to Nowhere, a six date national tour headlined by Goya and Soft Plastics to promote the launch of Welcome to Nowhere festival 2021! Road to Nowhere will bring a snapshot of the sights and sounds of Aotearoa’s coolest little indie festival, Welcome to Nowhere, to audiences in six cities around New Zealand. Throughout October Wellington favourites Goya and Soft Plastics will be hitting the road to spread the word about the best…

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November 2020

dark matter and the outsiders

November 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Dark Matter with support from the outsiders, doors open 8pm space Academy,

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December 2020

Space Academy Christmas Party!

December 23, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

The end of 2020 is in sight! It's time for our annual Christmas party, this year featuring... Transistors Joe Sampson Nervous Jerk Model Home Plus DJs! $10 on the door - this will be donated to Christchurch City Mission - Te Whare Mīhana ki Ōtautahi, we encourage everyone to bring a food donation as well. Nau mai, tauti mai!

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January 2021

Mental Stealth: Space Academy (CHCH)

January 29, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - January 30, 2021 @ 1:30 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Ex-Partner and Grecco Romank are slipping into your spiritual wandering zone, birthplace and/or municipal township to decrease the average property value ... with outsider dance music. ------------------------------------------------------------------- The line up: - Grecco Romank (AK) greccoromank.bandcamp.com - Ex-Partner (AK) ex-partner.bandcamp.com - Keanu Raves (CHCH) https://soundcloud.com/keanuraves - Liam K. Swiggs https://soundcloud.com/liamkswiggs ((( with visuals by Cat Ellis ))) ------------------------------------------------------------------- ≈ to summarise: † DON'T miss out on the opportunity get sweaty and euphoric beside a bunch of strangers in this zany new…

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February 2021

The Music of Andrew Brough, supported by the Roulettes

February 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$25

To celebrate the life and music of the late Andrew Brough, who died last year, we present a night of Andrew's songs from The Orange, Straitjacket Fits and Bike. This short tour is in response to many requests from fans of Andrew's music who were unable to attend the sold out gig on May 7th of this year at Auckland's Wine Cellar. Family, friends, guest musicians and past bandmates will get together to celebrate the music of one of NZ's…

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March 2021

Emily Edrosa – Christchurch album release w/ Best Bets and The Tacks

March 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Emily Edrosa, the multi-instrumentalist and former frontperson for Street Chant is taking her debut album Another Wave is Coming on a belated tour of Aotearoa this March. Another Wave is Coming was released in November 2020 via PSL Sound in Aotearoa and Park The Van in the United States and is a portrait of life as a hyper-aware stranger in a dreamlike and hostile territory. Emily and her band are joined by Best Bets and The Tacks Tickets are available…

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Hospital Sports w/ Model Home and Marsha at Space Academy

March 26, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - March 27, 2021 @ 1:00 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

THIS GIG HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY MARCH 26th due to covid alert level restrictions NZ - Happy to announce we will be going on tour this Feb / March through the North and South island. Our first time jumping across the strait. Looking forward to these shows and playing with all the amazing support we have on board too. See you soon  With support by Model Home and Marsha $10 entry https://hospitalsports.bandcamp.com/album/on-we-and-you https://modelhome03.bandcamp.com/album/model-home https://marshanz.bandcamp.com/track/breville

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Leather IMAGE, Medal & Internet Death

March 27, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - March 28, 2021 @ 1:00 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Dirty sounds from a dirty city. $10 on the door  

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April 2021

Tim Allen and The Two + The Gateways + Sneaky Caribbean monk seals + James constable

April 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Tim Allen is back! Now with International touring Drummer Freddie Green (HINA, The Dirty Youth, Lexxa) they ignite an explosive new single ‘Love is a pill’, which will be released on Friday 19th March through Rubber Soul Recordings. ‘Love is a pill’ is the first taste of what you can expect from a rejuvenated artist with the world in his sights. Epic in every sense of the word, the track fuses huge sounds, raw feel and instantly memorable choruses. Sweeping…

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03 Sessions – Michael Gordon Orchestra

April 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
$5 – $15

Michael Gordon presents a set of new original jazz nonet compositions. The Orchestra features some of Christchurch's finest jazz musicians including ARA Music arts tutors. Michael Gordon attended Sydney Conservatorium and has spent the last 10 years living in Sydney. He has performed with many of Australia's finest jazz musicians such as John Harkins, Andrew Dickeson, Michael Griffin, Dave Panichi, Arthur Washington and Geoff Bull. He has also played many festivals with renowned Ethiopian singer Dereb the Ambassador including the…

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Wurld Series & Zero Cool (Wellington)

April 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10.00

Wurld Series and Zero Cool (Pōneke) embark together on a South Island tour! They play Space Academy on Friday the 23rd of April in celebration of their recently released albums, 'What's Growing' and '720p'. https://wurldseries.bandcamp.com/album/whats-growing https://zerocoolplz.bandcamp.com/album/720p

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May 2021

03 Sessions – Jonty O’Connor

May 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5 – $15

In the 15 years since Jonty O’Connor first sat down at a drum kit, he’s earned a reputation as one of Christchurch’s most sought-after drummers. His reputation as a hard worker with a skilled ear has seen him perform and record for the likes of Scribe, Kane Strang, Terrible Sons, Nakey, Finn Andrews, Emily Fairlight, Delaney Davidson, Barry Saunders, Zen Mantra, and The Shifting Sands among others. He has also opened for international acts INXS, Slash, Anvil and Drab Majesty.…

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03 Sessions – Darren Pickering 4tet

May 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5 – $15

Jazz Pianist Darren Pickering leads his ever-evolving quartet performing a brand new set of original jazz compositions – always full of atmosphere, grooves, lyrical melodies, & lush textures. Darren Pickering (piano, electronics) Mitch Dwyer (guitar) Pete Fleming (acoustic bass) Mitch Thomas (drums) 03 SESSIONS // Original and improvised music every Thursday $15 General Admission $10 03 Members $10 Students $5 Student Members Presale via Humanitix or cash/EFTPOS on the door

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10:32 + VÏKÆ + MARY. @ Space Academy

May 21, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

London-based artist, Bridget Walsh, brings her project 10:32 home to Aotearoa this Autumn to celebrate the release of the band's new record, Aequus Animus and their latest single, Seedling, with Troy Kingi. Joined on stage by local drummer, Jess Hix, this Aotearoa Edition of 10:32 brings the band's neo-soul, future-jazz and rnb sounds back to Aotearoa, after a year of London lockdown. Joined on for this show with tour buddy VÏKÆ and local Ōtautahi artist, MARY. **10:32 **VÏKÆ **MARY. $15…

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Opposite Sex / Wet Specimen / Night Lunch

May 22, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

Come witness the combined powers of Opposite Sex, Night Lunch, & Wet Specimen for a special one-off show at Space Academy. It took 4 years for Opposite Sex's new album HIGH DRAMA to see the light of day but it's totally worth the wait. Come and celebrate the release and grab yourself a copy if you don't already have one. Chris Schmelz will be sitting in for the absent Tim Player and will join Reg and Lucy on stage to…

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03 Sessions – Heather Webb: Resolve

May 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$5 – $15

Join guitarist, Heather Webb, and her stellar band as they explore new compositions inspired by Heather’s recent study of Astrophysics. Heather Webb is a Christchurch based guitarist, composer, and teacher - highly active in the New Zealand jazz and theatre scenes. She leads her own groups, The Stick!, Triangulation and Resolve, is a regular member of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, The Free Theatre, The Court Theatre and Showbiz and has performed at multiple New Zealand Jazz Festivals and Arts Festivals.…

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BAD HAGRID – Christchurch: Here Comes Haggy Tour

May 29, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

HERE COMES HAGGY *Tickets Here Soon* General Pre Sales $10 Doors $15 Bad Hagrid Too Woke For Toast Marsha You hear a noise in the dead of the night It sounds like the roar of a motorbike Outside glows a mysterious light Something in the air just don’t seem right Here he comes stomping up the stairs You can barely see his face behind his shaggy black beard You try to run but you're frozen in fear You ask what…

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June 2021

Valere ‘CHROMA’ NZ Tour

June 5, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

Following the release of her debut album ‘colours’, alt-pop artist Valere is hitting the road for the first time for a four-date tour called ‘CHROMA’. Saturday 5 June - Space Academy, Christchurch with MARY. Friday 25 June - MoveSpace, Auckland with Being. Saturday 26 June - Two Todman, Wellington Saturday 3 July - Zeal, Hamilton with Tijay ‘CHROMA’ comes off of a string of shows in 2020 to support ‘colours’, including a sold-out show in Auckland. Joined by local wahine…

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Now! Here! This! Festival – Night 1

June 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

The Audio Foundation is excited to present Now! Here! This! – Ōtautahi. The 3 day festival is part the re-invention of the popular Altmusic programme, which has seen regular tours by legendary artists of experimental music and sound art tour Aotearoa over the past decade. With the advent of Covid 19 and the impossibility of international visitors the Altmusic programme has been transformed to present 3 day festivals in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington in addition to the regular festival in…

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Now! Here! This! Festival – Night 2

June 11, 2021 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

The Audio Foundation is excited to present Now! Here! This! – Ōtautahi. The 3 day festival is part the re-invention of the popular Altmusic programme, which has seen regular tours by legendary artists of experimental music and sound art tour Aotearoa over the past decade. With the advent of Covid 19 and the impossibility of international visitors the Altmusic programme has been transformed to present 3 day festivals in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington in addition to the regular festival in…

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Now! Here! This! Festival – Day Show

June 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

he Audio Foundation is excited to present Now! Here! This! – Ōtautahi. The 3 day festival is part the re-invention of the popular Altmusic programme, which has seen regular tours by legendary artists of experimental music and sound art tour Aotearoa over the past decade. With the advent of Covid 19 and the impossibility of international visitors the Altmusic programme has been transformed to present 3 day festivals in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington in addition to the regular festival in…

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Now! Here! This! Festival – Night 3

June 12, 2021 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

The Audio Foundation is excited to present Now! Here! This! – Ōtautahi. The 3 day festival is part the re-invention of the popular Altmusic programme, which has seen regular tours by legendary artists of experimental music and sound art tour Aotearoa over the past decade. With the advent of Covid 19 and the impossibility of international visitors the Altmusic programme has been transformed to present 3 day festivals in Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington in addition to the regular festival in…

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03 Sessions – The Jac (WLG)

June 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

The Jac: A Gathering/Walking Spirits Double Album Release New music from the award-winning octet. The Jac is back! A year on from the Covid-enforced online release of their third studio album A Gathering, the band is reforming in 2021 to tour Aotearoa once again, with a follow up album Walking Spirits. Featuring material from The Jac's 2017 collaboration with Korean quartet Black String, plus a swathe of brand-new compositions, these albums represent a milestone in their sound. Recorded at Roundhead…

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Metamorphosis: Manifest Kitsune, Rosetown & Yuhei Kubo

June 19, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - June 20, 2021 @ 8:30 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $15

Manifest Kitsune's debut album Metamorphosis is unleashed upon the world, so it's time to party like you've just erupted from your chrysalis. Manifest Kitsune - prolific director /musician/music producer JOY aka Hide - and former music critic for The Press turned singer/songwriter Hannah of Howl aka Kitsune - bring their unique electronic, synthwave, live vocal, downtempo sounds to a new level with this live set, upping the bpm to become the evolution known as Hyper Kitsune - you will not…

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Centre Negative, Human Susan & Blue Cheese

June 25, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Centre Negative, Blue Cheese and Human Susan are doing what all sensible adults do after a global social distancing outbreak: hiring a bus. Come indulge your pleasure-seeking impulses as this 16-strong posse of merry cranks from Dunedin play a venue near you! CENTRE NEGATIVE is what you call it when Michael McClelland and friends attempt to prevent silence from happening. It's pretty much just dour lyrics over asinine pop music, really. But what else did you expect from this horrific…

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Musicians meeting in the middle

June 26, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

May 28, 2021 For immediate release: A music event like very few others. Meeting in the middle: A Nelson duo drives south, a Dunedin songwriter drives north, and they meet a couple of Canterbury residents for one night only at Space Academy on June 26th. Nelson duo Neon Cowboys (Keeli Ferris and Ryan Beehre ) are heading south, while long serving Dunedin songwriter darryl baser is heading north to meet Christchurch dwellers Madeleine Howard and Daniel Madill, providing a charismatic…

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Lips & Phoebe Rings

June 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - July 1, 2021 @ 11:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

Lips is a Silver Scroll winning four-piece musical project led by Steph Brown and Fen Ikner along with Ruby Walsh (Dateline) and Maude Morris (Lexxa) based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Lips' music finds its roots in the familiar melodies of homegrown Indie, the tender embrace of Synth Pop, and the humorous side-eye of American New Wave. Ultimately resulting in a sound that's a celebration of feeling awkward and embracing it anyway. To celebrate the release of their new full length LP…

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July 2021

GET LOST

July 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - July 10, 2021 @ 1:00 am NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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A night of deep and lush Progressive House/Techno. Featuring DJs: JARED KELLY SLOTHS ON COFFEE JAE K ABSOLEM Tech-9 sound system Swoop visuals Koha before 8pm, $10 after 8pm on the door. Space Academy is a warm inviting venue and we are excited to be back here, we are starting early so come on down and enjoy some of Christchurch's best pizza (including great vegan options), a great selection of beverages, and bask in the glory that is their new…

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Outcomes, The Gateways & Keeltys LIVE @ Space Academy

July 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

Come down to Space Academy for a FREE, big dose of Ōtautahi alternative! Keeltys - Soaring, introspective, and often groovy alternative pop! The Gateways - Kings of the contagiously catchy punk rock banger! Outcomes - Crunchy and loud, the Outcomes deliver some fine Alternative Rock! FREE ENTRY, MUSIC FROM 8PM!

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03 Sessions – Duncan Haynes (WLG)

July 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

Recently returned to Aotearoa after two decades travelling the globe, Duncan Haynes is one of New Zealand’s finest jazz pianists. Having lived, performed and recorded in the UK, Europe, the USA and South America, he brings a wealth of experience and an international vision to his music. In July 2021 the freshly-minted Duncan Haynes Trio (featuring Mark Lockett on drums and Seth Boy on bass) are touring the South Island to present his intriguing original compositions that highlight the power,…

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Jack Page – Winter Tour – Christchurch

July 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - July 24, 2021 @ 12:00 am NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$30

Off the back of his hit EP and sold out shows round the nation, Jack Page is ready to wander Aotearoa once again, this time celebrating his new release ‘The Days, Pt. 2 (EP)’. Joined by his 5-piece band, Page will play songs from his debut release plus some new creations that are prepped, primed and ready to be danced to. ‘The Days, Pt. I & II’ has been graciously received by listeners both near and far. With part 1…

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NOW Muzik presents // Pray for HTRK

July 24, 2021 @ 9:30 pm - July 25, 2021 @ 9:30 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Due to the recent Australian Covid out-brake the HTRK NZ tour has been unfortunately been postponed. In it's place we have organised a new show with a hot local lineup featuring // OUTSIDERS Leather IMAGE Opawa 45s' $10 on the door. See you there

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Lips & Phoebe Rings Tour – Christchurch

July 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - July 31, 2021 @ 12:00 am NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20

Lips is a Silver Scroll winning four-piece musical project led by Steph Brown and Fen Ikner along with Ruby Walsh (Dateline) and Maude Morris (Lexxa) based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Lips' music finds its roots in the familiar melodies of homegrown Indie, the tender embrace of Synth Pop, and the humorous side-eye of American New Wave. Ultimately resulting in a sound that's a celebration of feeling awkward and embracing it anyway. To celebrate the release of their new full length LP…

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August 2021

Layaround, this dog, and Gecho @ Space Academy

August 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Doors 8pm Music from 8:30pm $10 online (from UTR) or at the door R18 Layaround and this dog bring their electric live shows to Space Academy during the dead of winter. Featuring Layaround's rowdy take on indie, this dog's uniquely powerful kiwi rock, and Gecho's wonderfully crafted psychedelic-funk, you won't want to miss out on this eclectic night of local music. this dog 6 flatmates making alt-rock music in between trips to the dairy and our mums houses for dinner…

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Am Himmel, No Exit, Opawa 45s

August 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Friday the 13th, lucky for some - three dynamic open-ended combos of Otautahi convene for their "first meeting in over twenty years". From in the post-industrial sturm und drang of Am Himmel, the criss-cross modal interplay of No Exit, through the swoon n' squall of Opawa 45s dual guitar attack, this night in offering shapes up as a rare occasion of heady atmospheres.

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N.T. Honey | Wurld Series | Violet French & the Horrible

August 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Tāmaki Makarau three piece N.T. Honey is coming to Ōtautahi for the very first time in August. They're playing one show at Space Academy on Sat 28th with support from Wurld Series and Violet French & the Horrible. Chris Cudby described their debut album Accidental Punk as "packed with some of the straight up best local songwriting you're likely to hear this year — lyrically imaginative, funny, incisive and wise. That it's all swathed in a casually deployed wall of…

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September 2021

Sulfate — Godzone Tour

September 25, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

Auckland noise-rock trio, Sulfate, have announced their Godzone Album Release Tour, making their way around “God’s Own Country” in the second half of September, with this show going down on Saturday 25th September at Space Academy, in Christchurch. From the inception of the band the ethos has always been to create intensity through restraint, and they have developed a live reputation for “startling, sonorous… crushing yet considered” performances (AmbientLightBlog). Sonically, things develop slowly, creating an atmosphere and mood that “invades…

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October 2021

Lake South ‘The Light You Throw’ Album Release Tour

October 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10 – $20

w/ Welcomer + Model Home Home Alone Music is proud to present 'The light you throw' – the third album from Te Whanganui-a-Tara based electricUTOPIA songwriter Lake South. Slated for release on September 17, the album was written in the midst of Aotearoa's Level-4 lockdown and recorded at a rented house in Waikawa beach. From the anxiety of the pandemic comes a record full of hope, joy and defiance. Expertly crafted odes to friends, the cities they live in, and…

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HERE I AM – Sam Bambery and The Sucrose Kids

October 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$10

Ōtautahi alt-country kicker Sam Bambery presents his band of sweeties The Sucrose Kids for their debut single release! Ahead of the release of their debut album Songs About Sailors (due in early 2022), The Sucrose Kids deliver emotional ballads and indie rock groovers filled with cynicism, loss and understanding. Featuring Hannah Everingham and Violet French (solo) $10 Tickets from UTR at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/76905/Here-I-Am-Single-Release---Sam-Bambery-And-The-Sucrose-Kids.utr

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WELTRAUMAKADAMIE

October 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - October 24, 2021 @ 12:30 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Free

WELTRAUMAKADMIE! SA is turning six this year and we've decided to put on some sort of Aotearoa  meets Germany  evening of drinks, pizza, and music - inspired by staring at our beer hall-esque table sets for too long and wondering what we could do given the times... We'll have a special menu for the night which will feature Pizza Trap's take on german cuisine, some NZ made German beers, wines + spirits, as well as some local selectors playing a range of…

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November 2021

Blues, Soul & Rock n Roll w/ Oscar LaDell, Tusekah & Adam Hattaway

November 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$17.50

Oscar LaDell and his Dunedin-based band Hoot are coming up to Christchurch's Space Academy for a One Night Only performance of their original blend of Blues, Soul and Rock n' Roll. Joining them are Christchurch/Lyttleton legends Adam Hattaway and the Haunters coming to bring the house down! Coming with Oscar is Dunedin's up-and-coming Indie-Soul star Tusekah. All three acts will be hot off of the releases of new music and ready for a night to remember - this is not…

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December 2021

The Knews & Pretty Stooked Double Single Release – Space Academy

December 11, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - December 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$25.00

The Knews and Pretty Stooked are banding together to play TWO double headline shows in Ōtautahi to celebrate the release of their latest singles. Pretty Stooked follow up their debut release ‘My Line’ with a wavy alt. rock track ‘Stay’ to be released on November 22. After their debut single "I Don't Like You" and follow up "Secret Attraction", The Knews will be releasing their third single "Sharpshooter" on December 10. Get a sneak peak of the song at the…

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February 2022

Neive Strang ‘I Am The Ribbon’ EP Release Tour | CHCH | with special guests

February 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$15

This summer Neive and her band embark on a tour to celebrate the release of their upcoming EP ‘I am the Ribbon’. Out February 18th, 2022. After a long year of playing alongside some of Aotearoa’s finest including; Muroki, The Butlers, Estère, and Pickle Darling to name a few. Neive has honed her unique brand of alternative rock, crafting a new selection of songs which she cannot wait to share with the people of Aotearoa this summer. Support acts TBA.…

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Ha the Unclear ~ Out of the Water Tour

February 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Dunedin/Auckland outfit Ha the Unclear embark on their Out of the Water tour performing their live bangers alongside new songs with curious working titles like ‘(I’m gonna die in a) Rented House’, ‘No Lemons in the Lemonade’, and 'Even Artichokes Have Hearts (So Why Don't You?). An alt and student radio staple over the last few years with two critically lauded indie albums, their rambunctious live show has seen them perform with the likes of Courtney Barnett, The Shins, The…

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Luke Buda – BUDA Album Release Tour | Christchurch

February 18 @ 8:00 pm - February 19 @ 12:00 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$20.00

Luke Buda - BUDA Album Release This tour has been rescheduled with new dates. Throughout February, Luke Buda (The Phoenix Foundation) will travel the length and breadth of both Te Ika A Māui and Te Waipounamu, to celebrate the release of his new album Buda; his first solo excursion in twelve years. Attendees will be treated to a blend of Buda's sincere but sardonic musings about feeling old and tired and anxious about everything. To make things extra spesh, Buda…

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March 2022

Daniel Armstrong & The Monsoons – Christchurch

March 4 @ 10:30 am - March 5 @ 12:00 am NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Bad Gin Sanctuary presents, Daniel Armstrong & The Monsoons on their Aotearoa tour! London born, Auckland based, indie/alternative songwriter Daniel Armstrong, claims, since the last record a lot has happened ‘new love, old love, a baby, betrayal, severed fingers, forgiveness and revenge’. He has teamed up with a 6 piece band including Violinist Jacinda Kumar, Organist Alex Rau, Drummer David Hampton, Bassist James Brooks, Guitarists Odessa Neilands, and James Crouch who complete the Monsoons. The live shows thus far have…

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April 2022

Sam Bambery – Songs About Sailors Album Release

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Sam Bambery shares tunes from his debut album 'Songs About Sailors', recorded with De Stevens (Marlin's Dreaming, Asta Rangu). Show will go ahead under Red Light, with Space Academy following guidelines (table service, social distancing etc). Limited seating! Tickets from Under The Radar This will be a live recorded/filmed concert performance https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/78213/Sam-Bambery---Songs-About-Sailors-Album-Release.utr

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May 2022

School Fair live at Space Academy

May 7 @ 9:00 pm - May 8 @ 1:00 am NZST
Space Academy, 371 St Asaph St
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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No time for sharpening pencils, the fair rattles down country to Ōtautahi, swimming in the toxic streams of Space Academy. The night will swing and flap, before eventually settling on the filthy moon. It’s a short tour that is not to be missed.

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