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Gig #4 – Whammy Bar a slam dunk grand slam for glam-punk hams

For a rainy night in Auckland, this triple header lineup of mostly wizened kiwi hackers attracted a respectable and respectful crowd at erstwhile Whammy Bar in St Kevins Arcade on K’Rd. Being situated in  the city’s traditional red light area

Posted in Auckland, New Zealand


Reprinted from: Terror of the Deep played first, taking to the stage at 11 pm. They opened with St John, the first song from their album ‘The Airport underneath the Dome’ and then launched into Turn It Around (off

Posted in New Zealand, Wellington

Gig #3 – Mighty Mighty a mighty good mighty tight night

Mighty Dragan and Stu  Flew into Wellington from Chch and proceeded to the venue after catching up with family and buddies.Mighty Mighty decked out ravishingly, a good crowd turning out to see Terror of the Deep and the Axemen, and

Posted in New Zealand, Wellington

Gig #2 – Lyttelton – NPYC plain sailing for old hands

As one of the more badly affected areas in the Chch quakes, and home to a number of Axemen buddies, former members and supporters, Lyttelton was high on our ‘must-do’ list when tour planning. With the assistance of legendary chch

Posted in Lyttelton, New Zealand

Gig #1 – Dinky Darkroom not so poky

After the buildup about the size of the darkroom we were expecting to be shoehorned into a matchbox-sized venue and sharing the stage with the congregation – as it happened the darkroom was a pleasant-sized venue with tasty pizza and

Posted in christchurch, New Zealand

Helena Rubenstein – electric Über-bully of the stars

  Day 2 in Rubbleton – Christchurch a ramshshackle rundown collection of piles of historic rubble.The first electric practice for the new Axemen team, and the first with Stu, so things were a helluva lot louder. LoLiners practice room weathered 

Posted in christchurch, New Zealand, Uncategorized

Arrival – Rubbleton South – New Bedrock

We have arrived. Devastation awaits. Visited the city, utter chaos. My kind of hometown. Practice with Dragan and William went well. Plans afoot for electric practice Tuesday. Forever Tuesday morning – practice set for Tuesday afternoon then dinner with LoLiners.

Posted in christchurch, New Zealand