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SATURDAY, MAY 11
Garage sale at None Gallery, 2pm
Long running artist residence/venue None Gallery is closing its doors to be turned into a ``positive cashflow opportunity'', so someone can buy a third holiday home in the Maldives. The residents are selling the bits and pieces left by the many creative occupants over the years and putting the money towards cleaning/vacating the building. Bring cash and score a piece of history.
A huge gig featuring the next wave of musical talent, including the groovy hip-hop psych-rock vibes of Jack Berry Band, Mia Jay's acoustic singer songwriter talents, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem) and much more. It's to celebrate 150 years of Otago University, and simultaneously raise money for the Dunedin night shelter. What more could you ask for?
The Rothmans, Sugarcoated Bullets, Saurian, Crown Hotel 9pm, $10
A classic Crown Hotel gig featuring punk from Sugarcoated Bullets, and metal from Saurian. Rumour has it this will be one of your last chances to see The Rothmans live in Dunedin as most of them are heading overseas.
TOMORROW (SUNDAY, MAY 12)
Mentalist Collective at the Dunedin Folk Club (Simon Farewell). $10 members, $15 non-members
Coincidentally, long running acoustic folk group The Mentalist Collective are also losing a member to the temptations of the wider world, so this will be your last chance to hear them in this configuration for a very long time. Expect excellent vibes and good times.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Kingsland and EgoValve with Piss Goblin and Black Boy Peaches, The Cook, $5.
Kingsland are from Auckland and EgoValve are from Wellington and they're touring the country together. Expect indie-rock with a welcome injection of down-and-dirty blues, cold beer and blazing hot tunes.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Repulsive Woman (and band) single release, St Paul's Cathedral crypt with Lucy Hunter, 7pm, tickets $13 from undertheradar.co.nz
Local singer, writer and academic Millie Lovelock AKA Repulsive Woman is back from the recently defunct Red Bull Music Academy with new songs to share ... In the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral. And with a whole new band. Should be awesome.
SUNDAY, MAY 19
Jenny Mitchell, Dunedin Folk Club, 7.30pm, $10 members, $15 non-members
Up and coming Dunedin country/folk singer songwriter Jenny Mitchell is embarking on a massive national tour starting at the folk club. Expect wit and melancholy and great sounds.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
NZ Music Month Concert II at Marama Hall, University of Otago, 1-2pm, $3 students/$7 non-students
A rare opportunity to see what the School of Performing Arts staff and students have been up to.
THURSDAY, MAY 23
Exploring our musical worlds at Hocken, 1pm-2pm, free
Four lectures from University of Otago post-graduate students on a variety of topics from music education methods to music history. It's less listening to music and more thinking about music, but that can be just as exciting and stimulating.
FRIDAY, MAY 31
Music Month finale, Dunedin Public Library, 5.30pm, free
Before the Snooze and friends will be belting out rock bangers to get you in the mood for wherever the evening takes you.
Balu Brigada, Starters Bar, $10
If you prefer to end the month with a bang, Starters Bar will provide. Balu Brigada is an Auckland-based group whose music is a little bit of hip-hop, a little bit of alternative rock and big energy.
For more from Fraser Thompson go to dunedinsound.com.