Shake your groove thang this month with Christchurch's epic round up of the hottest DJ sets, live & pub music, jazz, acoustic sessions, clubs and bangin' nightlife scene – what are you waiting for?
ON THIS WEEK
Carlton – Nick Lee (6pm)
Pomeroy’s – La PetiteCarlton – Willie McArthur (6pm)
Baretta – Emily CherieCarlton – Assembly Required (8:30pm)...
New Zealand Music Month looms ahead in May as usual, and the dedicated supporters of local music that are the Carlton have a few special treats in store for fans of their regular free, live gigs. Making the trip to the Carlton stage during the month will be big Kiwi music names Jason Kerrison (Saturday 14th), Jordan Luck (Saturday 21st) and Goodshirt (Saturday 28th) – lock those dates in, because they’re set to be some truly epic nights out, especially with all of these legends playing completely free!
Regular local bands, of course, continue throughout the rest of the month as well – you can catch city faves and up-and-comers on the Christchurch music scene(such as D’Sendantz, Assembly Required, Sanstribe and Nick Lee, just to name a few) on the regular with the Carlton putting live music on, as always, every single day. Keep an eye out here for Cityscape’s...
Shake your groove thang this month with Christchurch's epic round up of the hottest DJ sets, live & pub music, jazz, acoustic sessions, clubs and bangin' nightlife scene – so what are you waiting for?
ON THIS WEEK
Tuesday 29th March
Carlton – Matt Hall & guest (6pm) Sullivans – Topia Wednesday 30th March Sullivans – Willie McArthur Carlton – Assembly Required Baretta – Emily Cherie (6 – 9pm) Thursday 31st March Civil & Naval – Devilish Mary and the Holy Rollers, live swing music Carlton – Headrush (9pm) Baretta – Antony Pickard (7 –10pm) The Cuban – Brendan Gregg (6:30– 9:30pm) Strange &Co. – Lindon Puffin (9pm) Orleans – Corner Sounds Duo (8pm)
Shake your groove thang this month with Christchurch's epic round up of the hottest DJ sets, live & pub music, jazz, acoustic sessions, clubs and bangin' nightlife scene - so what are you waiting for?
ON THIS WEEK
Carlton – Matt Hall (6pm)Alvarado’s – Willie's Open Mic Night (7pm) Tuesday 23rd Sullivans – Topia Carlton – Nick Lee (6pm) Pomeroy’s – Jess & Alice Boo Radley’s – Nick Lee Wednesday 24th Sullivans – Willie McArthur Carlton – Assembly Required (8:30pm) Baretta – Emily Cherie (6pm – 9pm) Thursday 25th Casa Publica – Bigrig (7:30pm) Carlton – D'Sendantz (9pm) Castrols Garage – Live Jazz (8pm) Civil & Naval – Devilish Mary & the Holy Rollers (9pm)The Cuban – Mark Mckenzie (6:30pm – 9:30pm) Baretta – Antony Pickard (7pm – 10pm) Strange & Co. – Chris Ward (9pm) Orleans – Corner Sounds Duo (8pm) Boo Radley’s – Jed & Hera...
Fly My Pretties are back to rock one of their favourite venues, the Isaac Theatre Royal on an exclusive two-show national tour. The Royal Takeover sees a return of FMP faves Ria Hall, Anna Coddington, Laughton Kora, Kara Gordon, Ryan Prebble, Mel Parsons, Bailey Wiley, and Mara TK (to name a few) alongside newbie Holly Arrowsmith and support by Tiki Taane – and a not-to-be missed after party upstairs in the theatre!
Fly My Pretties 13 February www.isaactheatreroyal.co.nz...
UK chart toppers (and probably the world’s most successful-ever covers band) UB40 hit Waipara Hills Winery on 16 January for a long, lazy afternoon and evening of cruisy tunes and a good drop or two. Original UB40 line-up members Ali, Astro and Mickey clocked up the small matter of some 70 million in album sales in the three decades from 1979 to 2008, and are now back together to croon out some of the group’s smooth, easy-going megahits such as Red Red Wine, Cherry Oh Baby, Kingston Town, (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You, I Got You Babe, and plenty more, supported by local legends Jason Kerrison and Herbs.
UB40: The Red Red Wine Tour 16 January www.eventfinda.co.nz...
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals are heading this way in February early next year, marking their first NZ national headline tour since 2003. After going on hiatus in 2008, the band has reunited this year and are touring shortly after completing their first new album in 8 years, Call It What It Is, due for release in April 2016.So is your chance to be among the first to hear songs from the album – along with previous classic favourites that have made the group a big seller here such as ‘Burn To Shine’, ‘Steal My Kisses’ and ‘Diamonds On The Inside’. Harper and the crew hit Horncastle Arena on Leap Day, February 29, with tickets on sale from Monday the 23rd of November. Head to www.livenation.co.nz for concert details and ticketing!...
Here comes the weekend Cityscapers (such as it is); might wanna check out some indoor activities – just sayin’. Here’s our top picks for ya:
It’s game on in the city tonight as the mighty All Blacks gear up to punish Argentina in last home game in the black jersey for Canterbury legends Richie McCaw and Dan Carter. If you haven’t got tickets to the sold out fixture, park up in front of a big screen at the likes of Carlton, Sullivans Irish Pub, O'Sheas Public House, Trevinos Restaurant & Bar, or Morrell and Co. to charge a pint and farewell the lads.
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Not into footy? Alternative entertainment tonight includes Kiwi rap/hip-hop legend and Shwing!-daddy himself Savage hitting upside Dux Live from 8pm.
Gourmet feast in order? You can’t go past Dragons Den Social Lounge’s bodacious 3 Taste Plates Vietnam – Rich Beef Massaman, Chicken Pho and...
Christchurch’s AMI Stadium will get a temporary makeover from sporting arena into giant stage venue when the the Foo Fighters hit town for the first Australasian date on their 20th anniversary Sonic Highways World Tour next year.
A capacity crowd of 30,000 is expected from Christchurch and the South Island with Vbase General Manager Darren Burden pleased as punch to announce the veeeeeery big gig. “We are thrilled Frontier Touring is bringing the Foo Fighters and their support act Rise Against to Christchurch to launch their Australasian tour,” he says. “It’s something we have been working hard to make happen. It’s a huge win for us, and it puts Christchurch back on the international map.”
“The Foo Fighters are known for going to extreme lengths to do things differently, so we’re anticipating a spectacular event,” Mr Burden says. “It will be a major production that will benefit local music and...