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1960s Kiwi Rock


Thu 17 May 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, National Library Building, 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full Price: $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Concession: $8.20 ($8.00 + $0.20 fees)
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Two documentaries that celebrate 1960s Southern Rock. Featuring Invercargill’s The Unknown Blues and Chants R&B from Christchurch.

Rumble & Bang
2011, 60 mins
Director/Producer/Editor: Jeff Smith

“Rumble & Bang reintroduces Chants R&B, a short-lived garage rock combo that thrived in 60s Christchurch...Featuring pristine archival footage from the Stage Door's heyday as well as new recordings from the band’s 2007 reunion, Rumble & Bang proves that there was a relevant musical underground in New Zealand long before the days of Flying Nun.” - MM, NZ International Film Festival, 2011

With: Trevor Courtney, Mike Rudd, Gordon Cope-Williams, Tony Mitchell, Nick Bollinger, Chris Grozs, Ray Columbus, Midge Marsden, Dave Hurley, Dave Hogan, Martin Forrer, Fred Goldring, Matt Croke, Tim Piper, John Baker
Photography: Simon Ogston, Jeff Smith, Pete Gormon, Sam Folkard, Simon Raby
Sound: Simon Ogston, Jeff Smith, Judith Folkard
Music: Chants R&B
Archival Footage: Fred Goldring

Antarctic Angels & the Unknown Blues
2012, 52mins
Director: Simon Ogston

A documentary about late-1960s Invercargill band The Unknown Blues, and its unusual association with biker gang, the Antarctic Angels. A rare insight into what it may have been like to be a teen rebel in Invercargill two-and-a-bit decades after World War Two. Together with their biker mates the band thrilled and terrorised Southland audiences in equal measure.

Photo: Antarctic Angels

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