Dunedin Fringe Festival

Anything Could Happen: Strange Echoes of the Dunedin Sound

Music Festivals

Anything Could Happen: Strange Echoes of the Dunedin Sound

Venue Robbie Burns Pub
374 George St, Dunedin
Times Fri 17 Mar 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat 18 Mar 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Price $5.00 - $10.00

Please note: times & dates for this event have changed. The updated schedule is now as follows: - Friday 17th March: 8-11pm, $10 (Dunedin Sound Karaoke & Collaborative Performance) - Saturday 17th March: 4pm, Koha (Panel Discussion) - Saturday 17th March: 8-11pm, $10 (Dunedin Sound Karaoke & Collaborative Performance) Back in a time before instant, easy access to music—when a fan might read about a record months or even years before hearing it—the gloriously idiosyncratic music of a small city in New Zealand managed to make itself heard around the world. From Los Angeles to London to Lisbon, those who were lucky enough to hear 'It Was Raining' by the Verlaines or 'Pink Frost' by the Chills in the early 1980s were immediately struck by a sound at once familiar and exotic; minimalist yet richly textured; avant garde but catchy as hell. This was the Dunedin Sound. We will transform the old Robbie Burns pub into a playful recreation of Roy Colbert's legendary Records Records, where the legacy of the Dunedin Sound will be reimagined and interrogated. Visitors should come ready to sing their favourite songs by The Clean, Straitjacket Fits, Look Blue Go Purple, et al, as part of our Dunedin Sound Karaoke. Each evening will feature collaborative performances that treat the Dunedin Sound as a living, evolving entity, using the present to explore and reconsider the past and using the past to inspire the present. There will be satellite events at Machine Project and KCHUNG Radio in Los Angeles, California. Visitors to our Dunedin space are invited to bring along their favourite old cassettes and participate in Andrea McSweeney’s ongoing Mix Tape Gallery. This project is made possible by the generous support of the DCC and the Urban Dream Brokerage.

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