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Puppies Announces Final Shows

Puppies Announces Final Shows

Thursday 20th March, 2014 2:11PM

Wellington venue Puppies sadly announced last October it would be closing its doors for good, after being open less than two years. However, the popular bar is going out a high-note and has a huge run of shows scheduled to see out its last three months.

Owner Ian Jorgensen, known as Blink, launched the Tory Street venue as a vehicle for "a bunch experiments" within the live music scene. He says the bar became well-known for being the first venue of its kind to advertise playing times and strictly adhere to them. "Something that till then was sorely lacking in the New Zealand music scene – but much more than that, there were a ton of other just as revolutionary/ridiculous ideas happening in the background," he writes on a Kickstarter project page, where he announced plans to publish a book. Titled The problem with music in New Zealand, how we can fix it and why I started and ran Puppies, the book is inspired by Steve Albini’s legendary essay The Problem with Music and will come complete with vinyl featuring tracks from artists who have played at Puppies.

Below is the massive line-up billed for the final days of Puppies, visit the venue's Facebook page for further info...

Friday 21st March - Grayson Gilmour (solo) w/ Lontalius and Grace Aurelia
Saturday 22nd March - Grayson Gilmour (with band) w/ I.E Crazy and Grace Aurelia
Friday 28th March - Glass Vaults, Estere, Bevan Smith (DJ Set), Iryoko and Ceramic
From midnight - Late Night Long Legs (DJ Set)
Saturday 29th March - Karaoke Dick – Final ever Puppies Karaoke Night
Thursday 3rd April - The Departure Club x Red Bull Sound Select feat: Taste Nasa, Please Please
Friday 4th April - Samuel Flynn Scott and his Bunnies on Ponies w/ Seth Frightening
Saturday 5th April - Disasteradio, Golden Axe, Power Nap and Secrets
Friday 11th April - Orchestra of Spheres and guests
Saturday 12th April Cover Gurls presents Prince Tribute Night
Thursday 17th April - Black City Lights (Europe Tour Fundraiser/Final NZ Show For Ages)
Friday 18th April - The Final Battle: Blink vs Totems vs Prom Queen vs Race Banyon (DJ Sets)
Saturday 19th April - KCB presents 420 EVE w/ Totems, Skymning, Yvnalesca, Kieran Tahir, Career Girls, Race Banyon, Muirs x Beige Boys, Thirsty + KCB DJs
Sunday 20th April - Caroles with guests (12am)
Friday 25th April - The Return Of The Blob w/ The All Seeing Hand and Mongo Skato
Saturday 26th April - Samin Son x A Low Hum
Friday 2nd May - The Shocking Pinks Vinyl Release Party w/ Bespin
Saturday 3rd May - Team Dynamite w/ guests
Friday 9th May - Tommy Ill and Alphabethead
Saturday 10th May - Rackets w/ guests
Friday 16th May - The Best of Squarewave Festival
Saturday 17th May - Street Chant w/ guests
Friday 23rd May - The Bats with Terror of the Deep
Saturday 24th May - The Bats with Salad Boys
Friday 30th and Saturday 31st May - Lawrence Arabia
Sunday 1st June - Lawrence Arabia
Friday 6th June - Manual Magazine #54 Party
Saturday 7th June - Race Banyon 12" Release Party
Friday 13th June - Tiny Ruins Album Release Party w/ Athuzela Brown
Saturday 14th June - Tiny Ruins Album Release Party w/ Nadia Reid. From midnight - Crystal Magic Records Party
Wednesday 18th June - 3CH∆IN$&A†∆•NGA
Thursday 19th June - Party w/ DJs and bands
Friday 20th June - The End of Puppies: Night One
Saturday 21st June - The End of Puppies: Night Two

Tickets for some shows can be purchased here at UTR - with more to follow.


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