The Burlesque Collective: Our Favourite Things

Choosing a favourite act at My Favourite Things is harder than picking from a full box of chocolates. The Burlesque Collective of Christchurch, joined with other special guests, pulled out the best acts from their repertoire to bring the crowd a smorgasbord for the senses. Primarily showcasing burlesque, the Collective invited musical and circus acts … Continue reading “The Burlesque Collective: Our Favourite Things”

Ikon | Disjecta Membra | Sounds Like Winter

Darkness returned to Auckland this Sunday night as; IKON (Melbourne), Disjecta Membra (Wellington), and Sounds Like Winter (Sydney) graced Whammy Bar with their presence along with special guests Stars and the Underground. The beautifully gloomy bar in the heart of the famous K road filled with baby bats and darklings from all over. With the … Continue reading “Ikon | Disjecta Membra | Sounds Like Winter”

Paint a Picturesque

Darkwave delights ‘Paint a Picturesque’ of Deer Thomas Deer Thomas is the name gifted to a musical adventure by the artist formally known as Rupe Rabble. For you punk lovers out there, you may indeed recognize this name. The Rabble was an Auckland based punk sensation which has earned itself quite an extensive Wikipedia write … Continue reading “Paint a Picturesque”

Baking With The Skinny Villains

Down at Bodega, on a springy Saturday evening; October 22nd to be exact; there lay a stage, and unbeknownst what power would come from that stage till 8pm. There was nothing but chitter chatter, excitement and crowd cheers until the bakers, Bakers Eddy to be precise, jumped on stage and performed an amazing opening act … Continue reading “Baking With The Skinny Villains”

Sigilia with Community State, & Inexile

Show 5th November 2016 at Churchills Live An unfortunately small turn out likely due to people taking in the fireworks displays for Guy Fawkes. Coupled with some apparent odd choices for line-up there was some room for improvement as far as planning goes. Inexile had the tough job of opening the show with a very … Continue reading “Sigilia with Community State, & Inexile”

Cripple Mr Onion – End Of Aeons Christchurch

When I heard that Altearoa was reviewing this show, I lost… my… SHIT… I’ve been a fan of Cripple Mr Onion for years now. Then when I heard Blindfolded and Led to the Woods, and Echolypse were opening, I had a mini fit. I’ve followed Blindfolded for years and loved their stuff. So this all … Continue reading “Cripple Mr Onion – End Of Aeons Christchurch”

State of Malice – Self-Titled EP

This is killer. Some days I hate doing reviews cause I have to write about something that blew my fucking mind. This is one of those times. Frostocalypse opened my eyes to State of Malice, while Vince and I were going over band line up. We found their YouTube Channel  and we lost our shit. … Continue reading “State of Malice – Self-Titled EP”

The Empty Jar

Bodega hosted one of the kick ass cover bands New Zealand has to accommodate, that would be Fade to Black: The Metallica Experience. With almost a full house, the crowd was fist pumping, moshing and really getting into the covers voiced by the grunty Isaac Elsmore. Shredding the guitar with his powerful solos was Jayden … Continue reading “The Empty Jar”

Chaos & Mayhem Tour

Chaos & Mayhem Tour, Christchurch 18th June 2016 The final show of The Chaos & Mayhem Tour saw a good night of local rock down at Churchills Live. With Ashburton’s Couger Lounge, Timaru’s The Emissions, and Christchurch’s own Smokin’ Voodoo it made for a fairly diverse line up. Featuring an odd mix of covers and originals at $5 … Continue reading “Chaos & Mayhem Tour”

Setting Fire to Stacey

Setting Fire to Stacey, & Thunderwülf, Christchurch 4th June 2016 Hailing from Christchurch, Setting Fire to Stacey consists of Arend Hoek (Vocals), Hamish Collison (Bass), Marc Hunter (Guitar), Peter Blatch (Guitar) and Ross Greig (Drums). With quite a history behind him they’ve opened for a variety of national and international rock stars such as Halestorm, … Continue reading “Setting Fire to Stacey”