X-Ray Charles “Selph Titled”

In a ham-fisted, half-arsed and knee-jerk attempt to keep tabs on the sifty underbelly of Christchurch music here’s what we’ve been enjoying at The Joint HQ recently…

X-Ray Charles are Brian Feary and James Sullivan. They have a love of jangly pop, hi-hats, fuzzy guitars, and lo-fi melodies. If Dinosaur Jr. hadn’t got fat and lazy they might have sounded like this. Have a listen to “Heavy Fast” and you’ll know what we mean.

Here’s their new release “Selph Titled”. It’s a “buy now” deal. Be classy and copy our trick of paying $6.66.

By the way, Brian Feary also hosts the legendary Sheep Technique here on RDU. It used to be on Wednesday nights but you can now find it on Monday afternoons 4.40pm to 6.30pm. Always a good way to find out what’s happening in the Christchurch music scene.

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The sights and sounds of Saturations

Just in case we didn’t make ourselves clear on Saturday’s show (and listening to the playback we probably didn’t) the new Saturations album Runaway is now available to purchase over at Bandcamp for NZ$1 per track or $9.90 for all 10. Have a listen below:

Blair Parkes, Mr Saturations himself, has put together videos for three songs, one from the new album and two from last years self-titled EP. They have a permanent home over at NZIndieScene’s YouTube channel but no need to click and search – we’ve posted them below for your ease and comfort.

Ed Muzik “A Song Falls in the Woods”

In case you missed it here’s the new video for Ed Muzik’s “A Song Falls In The Woods”.

Bit gutted because we were meant to be in the “audience” scene and finally get our 15 seconds of fame.

But we blew it.

Sorry Ed for not returning your calls. We weren’t listening. But your video is probably better for it.

The show: Make sure you go to Gap Filler this weekend!

Gap Filler - 832/834 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday 25 November 2010

Gap Filler aims to temporarily activate vacant sites within the Christchurch central city with creative projects, to make for a more interesting, dynamic and vibrant central city. And after the earthquake there’s a lot of vacant sites.

The current Gap Filler is on at 832/834 Colombo Street (formerly South of the Border restaurant and Denis Moore Auto Electrician). A temporary garden café, petanque, live music, poetry readings, outdoor cinema started on Thursday night and are happening tonight and Sunday.

Get yourselves along and support people doing some thing constructive and interesting in these weird post-quake days!!!

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And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm – 83Mb

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 77Mb

2pm – 3pm

+ Download 2pm – 3pm – 81Mb

The Dux de Lux RounDUp 2010

The Dux de Lux RounDUp 2010 heats are on this weekend down at the Dux de Lux. There’s a record number of entries despite these earthquake stricken times. Too many bands to list here so have a peek at the Facebook page for full details. Saturday heats start at 9.45am and run until 6pm. Sunday heats start at 10am and run until 6pm.

Semi final #1 – Thursday 11 November
Semi final #2 – Friday 12 November
Semi final #3 – Friday 19 November
Semi final #4 – Saturday 20 November
GRAND FINAL – Saturday 27 November