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New moon for Newtown: Pizza bar and music venue set to open

New moon for Newtown: Pizza bar and music venue set to open.

August 18, 2014

In the last week of August, as the new moon waxes, there will be a second new ‘Moon’ beginning to rise in one of Wellington’s most vibrant suburbs, Newtown. The aptly chosen opening weekend for Newtown’s newest pizza shop and music venue will host an eclectic line up of local and national musicians to celebrate ‘Moon’, the brainchild of Wellington musician and entrepreneur Benjamin James.

‘Moon’ is the second business (or debatably third– his first lasting less than three days before it was shaken beyond repair in the Canterbury Earthquakes) opened by Benjamin James who has previously co-owned specialist record shop Deathray/Evil Genius, and prior that spent some time as a booking agent for Lyttelton venues El Santo & the Wunderbar.

The pizza bar-cum-venue will have a focus on craft beer and whisky – and will no doubt become a hangout for many a Newtown local. It opens in the wake of number of venue closures through Wellington city and will provide a welcome performance space for musicians. As a muso himself, James is promising to provide a musician-orientated venue that will play host to an eclectic, quality line up of local and international artists

Moon is set to be a welcoming space for young and old alike. There will be a strict starting and finishing time policy for music (9.30 – 12pm) Thursday to Saturday. ‘Moon’ is located on the premises of the old ‘Bar Edwards’ at 167 Riddiford Street.

For more information on events: https://www.facebook.com/MOonMoonMoonMoon

Opening Weekend

Friday, 29th August - Imon Starr, Orchestra of Spheres and Chocolate Box (Saturday

30th August - French for Rabbits, Paddy & Jessie

September Shows

Thursday 4th September - Red Moon with Eb and Sparrow

Friday 5th September - Nudge with Alphabethead

Saturday 6th September - Mantarays with Terror of the Deep

Thursday 11th September - Red Moon with Eb and Sparrow

Friday 12th September - Mermaidens with Red Sky Blues

Saturday 13th September - Night of the Living Deathrays

Thursday 18th September - Red Moon with Eb and Sparrow

Friday 19th September - Ed Zuc, Riki Gooch, Benny Tones

Saturday 20th September - The Bones with DJ Mixed Herbs Thursday 25th

September - Red Moon with Eb and Sparrow

Friday 26th September - Newtown Rocksteady

Saturday 27th September - Fuyuko's Fables with TwinSet

ENDS

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