Christchurch Benefit Show Announced

The Bats, Drab Doo-Riffs, Lawrence Arabia, Street Chant, Princess Chelsea and Dictaphone Blues to perform at Auckland’s Kings Arms.

Here’s the press release:

On Sunday May 22, a benefit show will be held at the King’s Arms with all proceeds going to help the Christchurch music community.

It’s called The Sugarloaf Shakedown. Just because.*

Anyway. Most importantly, the acts playing will be The Bats, Lawrence Arabia, Street Chant, Drab Doo-Riffs, Dictaphone Blues and Princess Chelsea.

We humbly declare it to be “unmissable,” and “THE fundraising event of the late autumn period.” Between bands, Matthew Crawley, the Nudie Suits and the Hories will DJ their hearts out. Food will be available on the day from Ripe Deli, with profits also going to the cause. Doors open at 3pm, bands on the hour from 4pm.

Given recent events in Christchurch this fine group have decided to collectively pool their talents in order to help their fellow musicians in the southern city.

Paul Kean of the Bats says it’s been amazing how the Christchurch music community have adapted to the loss of many of
our city venues. Gigs kicked in virtually straight after the quake in improvised alternatives from bowling clubs to house parties.

All proceeds from The Sugarloaf Shakedown will go to encourage more of these kinds of ad hoc events as the city moves into winter with most of its venues still closed. Jeff Fulton, manager of CHART fully supports the event. Its been a tough time with the loss of so many music venues and this sort of support will go someway in assisting grassroots
initiatives like Gap Filler and Good Vibrations to continue to stage shows for the city’s musicians.

The event has received the kind support of the following organisations:
Arch Hill Recordings, 95BFM, Cheese on Toast, Under The Radar, Ripe
Deli, King’s Arms, Phantom Billstickers, Chart and Rhythm Section Productions.

Tickets $20, available now from undertheradar