Venues Of Note
The Archive has popped up as a kind of cultural hub for post-earthquake(s) Christchurch. The new Galaxy Records operates out of there, and RDU (bNet radio station) is moving its studio into a back room. So they’ve got whatever record stores are good for nowadays, a radio station and a venue—a pretty good offer.
Before the February earthquake there was this venue called Goodbye Blue Monday, which was everyone’s go-to venue/drinking place, etc. After the February earthquake there was nothing until the peeps who ran GBM opened the Brewery. The vibe has changed from super-loud music to lighter stuff, which I’m not very pleased about (but not my money = not my choice). I can’t remember what it looks like inside or who drove me home that night, but I’ll be going back there.
Check out Bang Bang Eche here.