We are The Gateways, Formed in early 2020, The Gateways are an alternative/garage band with punk overtones ready to throw down an electrifying, high energy performance. We aim to create catchy, danceable bangers sure to create a hectic gig.
Grunge / Alternative Rock / Pop-Punk
Indie garage pop/rock.
Just Another June.
Four piece indie pop, lush harmony - moving lyrics.
A concoction of “epic” musical backgrounds and interests, Gecho’s sound is a fluid integration of genres that moves in and out of familiarity and jarring uniqueness.
Four band members. Post-punk music inspired by the likes of Interpol, Yukon Era, Deer Hunter, The Strokes, etc.
With roots in Rock’n’Roll, The Beauchamps mix new ideas with old-school sounds, power chords and vocal harmonies. They bring fresh tunes with a no-nonsense rock flavour.
4 piece indie-punk inspired band featuring big soundscapes contrasted with intimate interludes
UC very own shoegaze band
Formed on a whim and a Facebook post; Lunar Intruder identify our music as "Sunset Haze", as it fits in with the kiwi "Surf Rock" vibe with a twist towards the psychedelic genre.
A five-piece contemporary rock band from Christchurch, New Zealand.
Four piece Rock 'n' Roll Band. We have mastered the art of covers and are now moving into writing our own music.
Reflective but rowdy, this dog are a five piece kiwi alt-rock band that you can dance to while also feeling things.
TEAM is essentially a four-piece slash-and-dash indie-soul roq pup mess show... akin to a Wasgij on a stage. Moderately in existence. Huh? Exactly.
Too Woke For Toast:
Perversely pretentious, high-tech low-life hipsters, crippled by depression and daddy problems, Too Woke For Toast are Generation Z's answer to the question nobody thought to ask, "What if avocado toast was a band?" The answer, it turns out, is taxpayer funded, synth-heavy pop-rock generously lathered over a deliciously crunchy base of social anxiety, broken dreams, and empty bank accounts.
Happy to Help:
Funk, reggae, punk, blues but mostly funk.
Dub + Techno - 2 songs, 2 genres, 2 members.
Cake and Eat It:
We are a 5-piece band that love to mess around combining rock, pop, indie, surf and come out with banging tunes on the other side. One More; What?; Run; In Trouble. That's right, you should be confused, these are our song names. So when someone says what? One More? who knows if we'll all play the right song (we haven't gotten it wrong yet!)
The Semi-Finalists Take the Stage!
JUST ANOTHER JUNE.
WINNER OF HEAT 1.
AN UNPREDICTABLE DRAW!!
DRAWN WINNERS OF HEAT 2.
WINNER OF HEAT 3.
WINNER OF HEAT 4.
THE WILD CARD GIGGERS!
THE DIG THE GIG GRAND FINAL!
BEST OF THE SEMI FINALS 1.
BEST OF THE SEMI FINALS 2.
THE WILD CARD FINALISTS!
A ROLLING STONE: 579 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central
All live DIG THE GIG gigs will be held at 'A Rolling Stone' one of Christchurch's very own famous live music venues. A Rolling Stone is a family-run, old-fashioned Irish hospitality venue inspired by the heart of Ireland and realised in the heart of Christchurch. We open every day of the week from 10am for brunch, lunch and dinner with a full menu and great chefs, through till late.
A Rolling Stone is also an epic live music venue, the perfect place to uncover Canterbury University's favourite live band!
So join us every second Wednesday for a head to head DIG THE GIG showdown with a little taste of Ireland – without a doubt the best pint of Guinness in town, and Bulmers Cider on tap.
THANK YOU MUSIC PLANET
Big thanks to Music Planet for bringing the noise! All the instruments and staging are being generously donated by Music Planet to help Dig The Gig unearth Canterbury Universities best live music band!
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