My dopamine releasing activities


Live Music

#3: Shambles and GROMz @ Meow

Meow is almost at capacity tonight, it’s a young crowd and there are plenty of Dunedin students who are home for the holidays. Both bands have a decent following down South and it quickly becomes clear why they have such... Continue Reading →


#2: Sea Mouse & Nation @ San Fran

#1: Summer fun, bands, & holiday heaven @ Valhalla

Over the last year or so I have had some of my favourite nights at Valhalla - they consistently put on great, well-priced line-ups, and tonight was no exception. Four bands, each of whom had their own distinct sound and... Continue Reading →

Live Comedy with a Sprinkling of Live Music – Rock’n’Lols

The lure of an event containing two of my favourite things at an unconventional venue was enough to draw me away from my usual Wednesday night comedy show, and I’m glad I went along. Rock ‘n’ Lols is organized by... Continue Reading →

Another great night at Valhalla (Sept 2016)

Once again for a mere $10 there were several bands playing at Valhalla, only this time each of the bands was very different musically. First up we had Short Girls. Opening to a small crowd is never easy, and although... Continue Reading →

Decades (April 2016)

Decades was the opening band for Villainy’s Dead Sight album release tour, so I had the privilege of seeing them play 7 times over 3 weekends.   They have been playing together since 2009 but have recently taken a slight direction... Continue Reading →

Jake Stokes & the Smoking Barrels @ Southern Cross (Feb 2016)

Jake Stokes and the Smoking Barrels played a highly enjoyable and incredibly danceable blues-rock set last Saturday.  There was a reasonable crowd there to see the show but for some reason everyone seemed reluctant to get up and dance, but... Continue Reading →

Skinny Hobos & Bakers Eddy @ Valhalla (Jan 2016)

Part Two of a most excellent night: The first reaction I had to Skinny Hobos was 'wtf!!!!' and then I tried to see where they were hiding the other 2 members of the band.  This is a 2-piece band that... Continue Reading →

Curlys Jewels & Thin White Lines @ Valhalla (Jan 2016)

This was one of the best value gigs I have ever been to.  $10 for 4 bands and every single one of them was brilliant.  What a great way to start the year. I last saw Curlys Jewels when they... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑