3rd Monday of November 16.11.09

Well, this post is about just one band: the UK SUBS and their gig in Wellington last month! It was a blast, in more ways than I’d imagined.

A  big Thank You to Tim , the tour manager who had arranged for me to film the show!

And another big one to the guys, Charlie, Nicky, Jamie and Chema for pretty much letting me do what I thought I needed to get the film in the can!

“The more chaotic the better”.

Hopefully the clips haven’t ended up too chaotic and you can enjoy the show as much as I did. View them HERE!

On a sad note, the Bodega Blues Nights seem to have been suspended for the time being, the bar not only having regular gigs, but also hosting some heats of  Battle of the Bands National Championship. I’ve still got one Blues night to process though, and will put that up as soon as possible. Not to mention quite a few of other shows and gigs I have seen in the last couple of months, stay tuned.

1st Monday of November 2.11.09

An ad hoc, ad lib kind of entry for this time: been and seen quite a few fantastic gigs, and in the process got swamped with video footage.

There’s the last Blues Night at Bodega, The Et.Cetera Recordings showcase and last, but definitely not the least the UK SUBS in Wellington.  All with heaps of good stuff caught on tape, which will need to get put together nicely. Which of course, like all good things, takes time.

So, please be patient, for the next entry I should have some exciting goodies for you.

And here a few screen captures to get the appetite going.

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3rd Monday of August, 17.8.09

For today, well tomorrow as it is still Sunday night here,  I have another reminder, wink wink, this WILL be happening every month: Thursday night is Blues Night at Bar Bodega again, and because it’s a school/work night we will be starting at 8pm.

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Next up a review of last months Blues night, which was absolutely stunning! Thanks to EVERYONE who made it and contributed to a great night.

And then a few videos of Minuit’s  CD release gig at Sandwiches and the live set at Real Groovy in Wellington.

And this will have to be it for this time; I’ve been chewing through a few hours of video footage, and got heaps more coming. Yeah, more to look forward to for the next month.  😉

Enjoy and any comments more than welcome!

3rd Monday of July, 20.7.09

Hello,

here I am again. And this time things are falling into place instead of around me in a heap of chaos.  😉

Or so I thought, unfortunately I’ve come down with something, and haven’t been able to type in the Checks review.

Hopefully I’ll have the rest up in a couple of days.

First up, for now,

a reminder the monthly Blues Night at Bar Bodega will be kicking off on Thursday, 23.7.09 at 8pm with another illustrious round of musicians and some hot sounds.

Have a peek at this little trailer I made, and hopefully it’ll get you itchin’ to be there!

Oh, and let me clarify something that “might” be misunderstood:  the musicians and Bodega have approved the clip, BUT it has not been created on their behalf.

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Enjoy!

15.6.09 Part II

And just to keep everyone on tender hooks, I think I will have to publish in two more lots.

Technical difficulties, broadband and upload issues and other stuff that delays.

Woohoo, another place that doesn’t deliver everything ALL AT ONCE!
I will have to work on a few things, so please bear with me while I learn.

There will be more Elston Gun videos coming, smaller files to be played here, the same ones as bigger and BETTER on YouTube, for now. Until I can afford an upgraded account on Vimeo. 😉
Also coming up another review: the Super Furry Animals and their latest release ‘Dark Days/Light Years’.

And last but not least the next gig I will be attending, and so should YOU! If you happen to live in Wellington, New Zealand. 😉

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3rd Monday of June, aka 15.6.09

Today I’d like to bring a few items to your attention:

First of all, this Thursday, 18.6.09 will  see another Blues night presented at Bar Bodega in Wellington. The first show went down a treat , and I’m looking forward to this one: a Muddy Waters tribute.

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Next up, New Zealand International Film Festival 09 is coming to  Wellington from 17.7 – 2.8.09. The film schedule is about to come out next weekend, so grab a copy and plan some audio-visual indulgence! Go with your best mate, go with your work mates, go by yourself, BUT GO!

And remember to book EARLY!

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Another item on my to-do list for this blog, and an on-going item: collecting relevant information about live music venues: their locations, sizes, contact info, websites and whatever else might be relevant to night-time fun seekers and bands. And that will include a photo of their front entrances @ night. Once the weather cooperates with me.  😉

And last but not least: a review.

My opinion on Elston Gun’s Chaperone Release gig.

As always: comments, ideas and opinions appreciated.

Recurring monthly event

Starting this month, on the 21st, the third Thursday of the month, Bar Bodega in Wellington will be hosting a blues night!

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UNFORTUNATELY, I can’t come to the first session, but have firmly booked these Thursdays for the following months to come.

IF you are in Wellington, and looking for a chilled night out, go there and support the guys and gals heading the shows!!

Have fun, and DO tell me what it was like. 🙂

MORE, More, more….

…of this:  thumping good music, great shows and great people to boot!

As you might have guessed: I had a FANTASTIC weekend 🙂

Just finished processing the stills of all the shows I saw:

Minuit

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Over The Atlantic

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OdESSA

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Elston Gun

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More in the the photo section, and by the end of the week I will hope to have written up reviews of some of the gigs!

See you then!

New video up…

…for the Rosy Tin Teacaddy gig!

Have a look in the gig review section and enjoy a quiet lie-in with a good cuppa and an engrossing crossword puzzle!

// insert picture of a delicate bone china cup of tea, sitting steaming on a tray with fresh buttery croissants and the morning papers//

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And here's one, curtesy of photobucket 🙂

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