Miss Alternative Fox 2014

Miss Alternative Fox 28th August 2014 Miss Alternative Fox came back stronger than ever, after its première show last year, it promised to be a fantastic evening. Particularly with the surprise announcement that it would be featuring local burlesque starlets; Ruby Ruin, and Bonita Danger Doll, of Tease & Trouble Productions. Just one of the … Continue reading “Miss Alternative Fox 2014”

Keller Kinder – Dying City Release Show

Keller Kinder 2nd August 2014Four years since their last show in Christchurch, the city finally got another opportunity to see Keller Kinder live, along with C2 & control.org from Dunedin, and local act Aut0n. A night full of industrial and goth rock, seldom seen in the city, attracted a good number from the local goth community … Continue reading “Keller Kinder – Dying City Release Show”

Winter Brrrlesque

Winter Brrrlesque 26th July 2014 Some people enjoy warming their bones by the fire on a chilly winter’s night. Others may go for a nice walk or enjoy a hot toddy. But Altearoa enjoy finding new ways to keep the blood pumping and Winter Brrrlesque at Club 604 was just the ticket this weekend. The club … Continue reading “Winter Brrrlesque”

Keller Kinder – Dying City

Gothtronica at its finest. Keller Kinder formed in 2007 and have been impressing a local and international audience ever since. Their first album, Kindergarten, had fantastic reviews from all around the globe. After such success with their first album their second album, Dying City, was highly anticipated though fans did have a long wait. An album worth … Continue reading “Keller Kinder – Dying City”

Crash-Scan – Repeat Until False

Industrial metal from the countries capital city. Crash-Scan formed in 2008 with their début album, Catalyst, released in 2009. We’ve been checking out their latest album, Repeat Until False, released April 2014. Recorded with; Ron Nobbs on vocals and programming, Bryan Tabuteau on programming and synths, and Vivian Stewart on guitar and bass. Something that is often … Continue reading “Crash-Scan – Repeat Until False”

Heavyweights EP

Heavyweights is a split EP from Redgrave Manor, a six-piece metalcore band from Christchurch, and The Rising Tide, a deathcore band from Foxton, bringing four tracks of Kiwi metal from each band. Both bands have already developed a strong fan-base and The Rising Tide has recently signed with the Brutal Tooth Foundation (USA) record label. After looking … Continue reading “Heavyweights EP”

Nillionaires Club

“Fundraising to help our local starving artists achieve dreams”, the Nillionaires Club, is the latest contribution that the wonderful Ruby Ruin has made to the artistic community. “The Nillionaires Club philosophy is about living life to the fullest, dreaming big dreams and aiming for the stars despite the nil budget most of us scrape by on in … Continue reading “Nillionaires Club”

C2 – Quadrants: The Stories of Four

“Are you a bystander, a cause or a solution? What happens when the unknown becomes constant and the hyper awareness becomes truly horrible. The stories of four explores the cloudy line between memory, premonition and action through a state of being that does not allow clarity but does allow us to be haunted by the simplest things … Continue reading “C2 – Quadrants: The Stories of Four”

Miss Alternative Fox 2013

The first of its kind, The Fox & Ferret The Palms, hosts Miss Alternative Fox. An exciting alternative to the yearly Miss Fox contests hosted by The Fox & Ferret Riccarton. With sponsors including tattoo parlour Epic Ink, Janine Jansen Hairdressing, Dolly Boutique and more, along with a strong list of judges including international alternative model Jackal it … Continue reading “Miss Alternative Fox 2013”

Blacklistt – Blacklistt

This is New Zealand Rock at its finest, a bitter sweet backstory leading into what could be one of the best albums I have heard this year. To some people, they may have heard this sound before, to others, this is a new experience, but this band had been about for some time. Blacklistt wasn’t … Continue reading “Blacklistt – Blacklistt”