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Refuel events listing

ReFuel Bar
Underground, University of Otago

Heres the latest update for Refuel…

Wed 15 Mar OUSA Air guitar champs. Doors 8pm
To quote the OUSA website:This competition is kind of like being a voyeur in a teenage boys bedroom. No not that activity, I mean when they pretend to be a rock star and jump around in front of the mirror with a Bruce Springsteen bandanna on. Air guitar is just like this except instead of a mirror it is a crowd of people enjoying the performance. People really get into it and again there are heaps of prizes, cool.. Its Dunedin’s answer to ‘Stars in their eyes’. “Tonight Matthew I’m going to be…Ozy Osborne”

Thu 16 Mar Metal night. Doors 9pm $10
Human (chch), Ravenous (ingill), Injection of Death (dndn)
Human: Human are a four piece death metal / grindcore band from central Christchurch. Formed in March 1992, they can lay a claim to being the longest serving metal band in NZ history.
Ravenous: according to Ravenous is just a band pissed off with hearing the ever so growing pop music hype, and trying to get the other scene back, that was all ready there to begin with.
Injection of death: Are a heavy metal band that have been around for several months now. Fast and brutalish.

Fri 17 Mar Dunedin Alt.Rock night
Vyrgyl, Kahu, The Creeps

Sat 18 Mar A Low Hum Tour. Two Shows –All ages 6-9pm, R18 from 10pm
Connan and The Mockasins, Whipping Cats, Grand Prix
See for details

Tue 21 Mar Jazz in the pocket.
Refuels new open Jazz Jam night.
Doors 8pm. All Welcome. Gold coin entry.
Interested musicians should contact

Wed 22 Mar Bouncing Souls (USA) + Ritalin + guests. Doors 8pm
Bouncing Souls:The Bouncing Souls are a punk band, formed in 1987. They are originally from New Brunswick, New Jersey. They made a name for themselves by consistently touring over the United States. Rather than signing with a known label, they initially decided to found their own, Chunksaah Records (named after their long-time friend Timmy Chunks), but are now releasing their albums on Epitaph Records.
Ritalin: Beginning life away back in 1997 as a group of fourth-formers, Dunedin's Ritalin have since gone on to become one of the hardest-working genre bands in the country. Despite being located in the deep south, the four-piece have toured the country multiple times, including two Punkfest appearances and even a spot on the 2003 Big Day Out.

Fri 24 Mar KTFP and guests. Doors 9pm
Four piece Kill the Fake Patient formed late in 2004 and although comprising of members from Lower Hutt and West Auckland, they are currently based in Dunedin due to them all studying at Otago University.
Their sound is unique and defies instant categorisation, however can be included in the loosely coined post punk/hardcore genre.
They are currently playing shows throughout Dunedin and are fast becoming known for their chaotic and energetic stage show, which had them winning Otago University’s battle of the bands competition earlier this year.
Contact KTFP at

Sat 25 Mar Boost Mobile Battle for Supremacy. Two Shows –All ages 12-5pm, R18 from 9pm
The Boost Mobile Battle for Supremacy is back. This year, for the first time, the Battle for Supremacy will encompass all elements of hip hop for all ages. An “Under 18” as well as an R18 event will take place in each of the regional centres, leading up to the National Final in Auckland. Event organiser, MC Wordperfect is stoked that the competition has reached the stage where it can be available for all ages,
“This quintessential Hip Hop cornerstone has now become the most important nationwide platform for all Hip Hop talent. To be found at this powerful event will guarantee supreme credibility across Aotearoa in your chosen element. Spectators will be treated to a full display of hip hop culture including beat-boxing, break dancing, MC-ing and DJ-ing

Tue 28 Mar _Jazz in the pocket.
Refuels new open Jazz Jam night.
Doors 8pm. All Welcome. Gold coin entry.
Interested musicians should contact

Wed 29 Mar The Gladeyes and guests. Doors 8pm
The Gladeyes are an independent band from Dunedin, New Zealand. Since forming in 2002 The Gladeyes have toured New Zealand 3 times, released an EP, and opened for such acts as The Verlaines, PanAm and King Kapisi. Their debut EP "What To Do?" was released in September 2003 through their own label, ELP Records.

Fri 31 Mar dDub and The Taliband. Doors 9pm. $15.00
dDub: cranking, skanking, fat, pumping roots/reggae/ska/dub. A mixture of high-energy ska-dance and driving, uplifting journeys through dub/reggae. dDub brings a raw roots based sound to the Auckland music scene.
The Taliband’ has been rocking out its unique fusion of Ska/Rock/Funk/Punk & Reggae for over a year now, after forming in April of 04.

Sat 1 Apr Concord Dawn –Chaos By Design Album Release Tour. Doors 10pm. $25
With support from Tactile, State of Mind, Tiki, and Vanadis. A night of blistering Drum n Bass!!!
Chaos By Design, which will be the second album from Concord Dawns own imprint Uprising Recordings. Their success has created high expectations from punters worldwide, which has made them step their game up, to create an album which will not disappoint even the harshest of critics. Concord Dawn have matured as artists, finding a harmonious blend between old and new. Chaos By Design incorporates their knowledge of the history of jungle, and maintains their reputation to push their own limits and explore new territory.

Tue 4 Apr Jazz in the pocket.
Refuels new open Jazz Jam night.
Doors 8pm. All Welcome. Gold coin entry.
Interested musicians should contact

Thu 6 Apr Jaggedy Ann. Doors 9pm
Energetic, seasoned, sexy rockers from Las Vegas. 2004 USA World Battle of the Bands winners. Featured all around Las Vegas and Los Angeles at shows like:The Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Cannery Casino, Red Lion Casino, The Cat Club, Club Ice, Beverly Center Hard Rock. Supported by The Twitch, a dirty three-piece Rock band from Auckland who recently returned from the World Battle of the Bands World Final where they represented New Zealand and placed second. They will be recording and releasing their album early in January.

Fri 7 Apr Minuit. The Guards Themselves Album Release Tour. Doors 10pm. $15
Ballistic Breakbeat with support from FUNKNSLOCUTS. Live breakbeat act Minuit (pronounced - minwee), have been described as having something many dance outfits studiously avoid - a sense of personality... And these current holders of the bNet Electronic Award are out to show us how that personality reacts under fire. Their brand new album The Guards Themselves, released Feb 2006, rally's an underdog's camaraderie, and first single Fuji, is a signal of intent: "Here's to those who thought you knew me, I'm like 36 views of Mt Fuji, Call me what you like"

Sat 8 Apr FUNQ. Your queer friendly disco. Doors 8pm.

Tue 11 Apr Jazz in the pocket.
Refuels new open Jazz Jam night.
Doors 8pm. All Welcome. Gold coin entry.
Interested musicians should contact

Wed 11 Apr Pint night presents: The Riff Rats, Onanon, and The Love Haters. Doors 8pm.
The Riff Rats: Hey, hey we're the Riff rats and after our first couple of gigs we were described as jammy, garage, spaz rock.
So we thought we'd take it.
Onanon: Four shy music geeks blend greasy, crunchy Dunedin swagger-stumble with their own inner turmoil. Noisy rocky pop songs with filthy, furious guitars and spacious, sonic instrumental grooves are the result.
For more info see

We are closed for Easter and the University Mid-Semester break from Thu 13 to Tue 25 April.

Wed 26 Apr The Bleeders. Doors 9pm. $15
With support from the Gyroscope and The Blistering Tongues
The Bleeders: Boasting a line up of musicians all of whom have had vast experience in such acts as, DSM, Evil Priest, Malcontent, Smooth Jimmies, Kid Nuisance & AOV. The Bleeders bring together a innovative sound, drawing influence from Punk, Hardcore & Rock.
The Blistering Tongues:


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