Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gaps filled and Round Up Wound Up

We had a pretty music focused weekend with a giggedy-gig to play on Friday and a must-see gig to attend on Saturday. We started out playing at Gap Filler on Friday which turned out to be the perfect venue for a bunch of ol' Loafers like us. The Gap Filler crew has done a marvellous job turning an empty carpark devoid of character into a lovely homely space - the quintessential 'kiwi backyard'.
The Gap filling up - Photo courtesy of Helga Von Trollop

Next on our weekend musical spree was the Roundup Grand Final at the Dux on Saturday night. I've mentioned several times how much I love this band comp. However due to my some of the other loves, (drinking and hanging out with friends) I damn near missed the whole thing. Oops! We did manage to catch Lupus Lunar who played a smokin set - and after not seeing the other bands I felt convinced they should win the competition - funny that!

As it turns out The Guest took the top honours and after chinwagging with the judges at the end of the night it seemed they were almost unanimous in this decision - which to my mind would suggest they got it right. The Guest are a group of four likely lads from good music stock. They've already had support slots with Die Die Die! and The Mint Chicks and I imagine they will become a lot more visible on the local and possibly national scene over the coming months so I hope to see them for myself soon. In fact they'll be at El Santo on the 17th with Die Die Die! Nice.

What's on this week?

Thursday 2nd Dec
JEFF the Brotherhood / Transistors @ Goodbye Blue Monday
Modern Trash Quartet @ The Wunderbar
Jam Night at Al's
Musician's Networking Session @ Dux w How to Kill from 9pm

Friday 3rd Dec
The Eastern/Unfaithful Ways/Tiny Lies/Runaround Sue @ Al's Bar
Wet Wings/Canterbury Rams/Boy Scout @ El Santo

Saturday 4th Dec
Ashei "Shelter" single release party @ Dux
Dance Asthmatics / Palace Of Wisdom / Slammin Hot Bitches @ El Santo
Bowie Night with Hairdresser on Fire DJ @ GBM
Soulseller/Dying of the Light/Osmium/House of Capricorn/Stonehurst @ Al's Bar

1 comment:

  1. Dang,would love to go to The Eastern,but have a dinner in Lyttleton to go to!!
    Gap Filler rocks!!