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11° & CLOUDY ON TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER IN AUCKLAND
By Stephen Heard
February 09, 2015
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DIY Music Genius Blink, the Founder of A Low Hum, Is Starting "A Movement"

By Stephen Heard
February 09, 2015
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Tireless advocate of underground music, purveyor of the do-it-yourself music ethos, and the man behind the A Low Hum beast, Blink, has announced details of his latest project and a string of events to rule them all.

For 15 years, the Wellington-based music enthusiast has been taking photos and filming live music in New Zealand and abroad. The decade-and-a-half collection of work has now been boiled down to a visual essay comprising a film and 1000 photos of 300 bands, which will be released as a series of 10 photographic art books.

Each book in the 'Movement' series is said to be devoted to a particular style or theme, and will released weekly from March 16 to those who express their interest in signing up to a Book Club. With no plans to release the film online or in cinemas, limited capacity screenings will be held in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Palmerston North as part of the ‘A Movement’ tour.

The tour will see 25 separate events play out throughout March in the aforementioned centres. Events include a return to the home of Camp A Low Hum, with 20 acts in tow; influential Auckland trio Xanadu playing their first shows in more than 12 years; Liam Finn performing the work of Betcahdupa; and Sarah Mary Chadwick playing the material of Batrider.

Those who would like a heads up before tickets go on sale can also sign up to a get a three-hour notification.

See the full list of events below.

Thursday 12th March
Hamish McKay Gallery, Ghuznee Street, Wellington
Opening Exhibition w/ Lontalius

Friday 13th March 13th
Aro Valley Community Hall, Aro Street, Wellington
w/ Totems, Yvnalesca, Career Girls, Mongo Skato, Lon Lemmon

Saturday 14th March
Camp Wainui, Wainuiomata
w/ 15-20 live acts

Sunday 15th March
RPM, Cuba Street, Wellington
w/ Xanadu

Sunday 15th March
Newtown Community Theatre, Wellington
w/ Liam Finn (solo), Sarah Mary Chadwick, Secret Knives (solo)

Tuesday 17th March
Unity Books, Willis Street, Wellington
w/ Sarah Mary Chadwick plays Batrider

Tuesday 17th March
Slowboat Records, Cuba Street, Wellington
w/ Liam Finn plays Betchadupa

Wednesday 18th March
Bruce McKenzie Books, 37 George St, Palmerston North
w/ Sarah Mary Chadwick

Wednesday 18th March
The Stomach, Lombard Street, Palmerston North
“Movement” Film Screening

Wednesday 18th March
Great Job, 27B Grey Street, Palmerston North
w/ Shocking Pinks, Secret Knives (solo), Mongo Skato

Thursday 19th March
Wine Cellar, K Road, Auckland
w/ Sarah Mary Chadwick, Secret Knives (solo), Borrowed Cassettes

Thursday 19th March
Golden Dawn, Ponsonby Road, Auckland
w/ Jon Lemmon (DJ SET)

Friday 20th March
Time Out Bookstore, Mt Eden, Auckland
w/ Sarah Mary Chadwick plays Batrider

Friday 20th March
Absolutely Trashed, Mercury Lane, Auckland
“A Low Hum House” Short Film Screening

Friday 20th March
The Kings Arms, France Street, Auckland
w/ Xanadu, Shocking Pinks, Caroles play The Mint Chicks, Mongo Skato

Saturday 21st March
Wine Cellar, K Road, Auckland
“Movement” Film Screening

Saturday 21st March
Pioneer Women’s Hall, Auckland
w/ Fly Nights, Career Girls, Totems, Jon Lemmon + more

Saturday 21st March
Golden Dawn, Ponsonby Road, Auckland
w/ Shocking Pinks DJ SET

Thursday 26th March
Hedleys Books 150-152 Queen Street, Masterton
w/ Sarah Mary Chadwick

Friday 27th March
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
w/ Xanadu, Shocking Pinks, Mongo Skato, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Secret Knives (solo)

Saturday 28th March
Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers
“Movement” Film Screening

Saturday 28th March
Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers
w/ Xanadu, Shocking Pinks, Mongo Skato, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Secret Knives (solo)

Sunday 29th March
Scorpio Books, Cashel Street, Christchurch
w/ Sarah Mary Chadwick plays Batrider

Sunday 29th March
The Gallery @ Darkroom, St. Asaph Street, Christchurch
“Movement” + “A Low Hum House” Film Screening

Saturday 4th April
Tararua Tramping Clubrooms, Wellington
“Movement” + “A Low Hum House” Film Screening


Published on February 09, 2015 by Stephen Heard

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