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Roundup - Chick's, Lines of Flight, Scurvy Dogs, Tally Ho and Nick Knox

ODT Lines of Flight Chick's Tally Ho Film

Chick's Hotel has started what looks to be an incredible 2015, hosting stoner-rock savant J Mascis over the weekend. They've got some huge shows coming up, with, among others, Mick Turner, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and Sharon van Etten all visiting before the month is out. Also, Anthonie Tonnon.

Dunedin's Fringe Festival is upon us, and alongside some other great shows, the Lines of Flight experimental music festival is back. The festival has released its lineup, which you can read here and includes some legendary exponents of the field.

We're a little late on this, but Dunedin's oldest and onliest pirate-themed band, Scurvy Dogs, have been touring, and still have shows in Queenstown and Wanaka to come. They've released a new single, and you can listen here listen here, which all suggests that you can't keep a good buccaneer down.

The Tally Ho concert was a rousing success on Saturday, featuring symphonic representations of "Dunedin Sound" classics and combined performances from the Southern Sinfonia and singers Anna Leese, Kylie Price, Molly Devine, Metitilani Alo, Graeme Downes, Martin Phillipps, David Kilgour and Shayne Carter. The ODT gives it the thumbs up in their editorial here but expect to hear some reverberations of this from all over.

The ODT also covers the international interest in the locally-produced documentary film about musician Nick Knox, The Characteristics of C-Minor. The film has been accepted into festivals around the world, and is well worth a watch, covering a side of the Dunedin scene that isn't often visible. More articles


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