In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week Zach Doney of Bang Bang Eche gives the scoop on Christchurch, New Zealand.
Photo by Rachel Brandon
Other countries in the world are renown for having the prettiest girls or the best pizza or whatever. New Zealand is renown for having better bands than everyone else. Now, Christchurch used to have heaps and heaps of bands running around and playing everywhere, but since the earthquake happened
and all of the venues disappeared under rubble with the P.A.s, it’s been harder to see good bands all of the time. What rose to fill the place of these bands were ranks of boring-as-fuck acoustic guitar warriors with lackluster songwriting. To me, playing your songs with just a guitar and your voice is lazy, about as lazy as expecting me to provide you with links and things for the following bands and venues.
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