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.
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.
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!!!