Friday, September 10, 2010

Christchurch post-shake,rattle n roll

Spotted over at Amplifier's site, also Ed Muzik has a good roundup of how Chch music scene is doing post-earthquake.

"Its been a hectic few days around the Christchurch's venues with bands making alternative arrangements and several shows being cancelled.

Details are still coming in regarding damage but the following venues are closed or under repair:

The Bedford
The Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Harbourlight, Lyttelton
The Repertory Theatre
Goodbye Blue Monday
The Octagon.

The venues that seem to have survived are:

The Theatre Royal
Al's Bar
The Dux - update, closed tonight (wednesday) due to damge from after shocks
El Santo
The Loons
Town Hall (tbc)
AMI Stadium.

MAINZ classes have been suspended until Sept 20th.

The Uni of Canterbury is closed til 13th Sept.

The CSM and the Music Centre building have been given the all clear and re open for lessons as normal from Tuesday 7th Sept. There has been some minor damage to some parts of the roof and so pedestrian access is via the door off Ferry Road (through the gate). Also, there will be no car parking available on site until some rubble has been cleared away. CPIT is closed for a week.

For more on what venues have been damanged or remain unharmed check the Chart website

Direct links to exisitng stories:
CHART: music venues unharmed
CHART Music Venues Suffer Earthquake Damage
Ed Muzik blogpost: Music venues in the central city

Please note due to the continuing aftershocks this information could change quickly, if you're unsure of a shows status please contact the relevant venue and/or tune into your local radios stations such as RDU for updates and be safe."

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