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Psych Emergency are all set to release their second EP 'Dead Forest', and will hosting a party to celebrate this Friday night at the Darkroom. Support acts are Matty Smith & Sugar Loaf. Check out the bands recent single “Eagle Mustard” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biDMto7MloU

Xzibit is simply "a self-made man from poverty." A platinum recording artist first and foremost (as well as a TV/movie star) “X to the Z” is also a superstar with a loyal worldwide fan base only a Hip-Hop icon could garner. He’s throwing it down live onstage at Hullabaloo 2016 across NZ, and will be in Christchurch performing at the Bedford Bigtop on February 24th along with a huge line-up that includes Datsik, P-Money, Route 94 and more.

Entries are now also open for the Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Album (Tui award). Click here for more information and to enter the best album award.


The Isaac Theatre Royal in partnership with ASB is pleased to offer the ASB Performing Arts Community Grant in support of locally created performing Arts in Christchurch, through a subsidised venue rental grant.

The Isaac Theatre Royal is a unique and multi-purpose venue and has been the Christchurch home to many of the national performing arts companies of New Zealand, as well as the preferred venue for International touring productions.

Villain have a new EP on the way and will be holding a release party this Friday night at The Darkroom Bar on St Asaph Street. Joining the band in support will be Moonpup, cover charge is $10.00. You can find out further details on the show and the new record here:



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