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What is this?

The aim of is to document a horizontal slice of the current music scene in Dunedin as it happens.

Most of that is done by going to gigs, documenting them via photo, video and audio, then archiving them here.

The Dunedin Sound is often described as a movement from the past. This site is a reminder that great music never stopped coming out of Dunedin.

Are you making money? is completely non-commercial, no sponsors, no ads, no money. The intent is to support the music community and not take anything from it. The current cost of hosting everything is $8.45 a month.

I’m not affiliated with any venue or band so consider my recordings bootlegs. All works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License meaning you can do whatever you want as long as you mention and you’re not making loads of money off of it.

Why not just put stuff on Facebook like everyone else?

I don’t think Facebook is designed for long term storage, and I also don’t think the user experience is very good for this sort of thing. Finding anything on Facebook is a chore. is meant to be a more permanent archive, the idea is that artists/fans will be able to access it decades from now, and it’s supposed to be pretty easy to use and find what you’re after.

What equipment do you use?

  • Panasonic G85 micro four-thirds camera with vintage M42 mount lenses, usually an Asahi Pentax 50mm 1.4 (the one with the radioactive element).
  • Panasonic GX850 as a b-cam for multi-angle video.
  • Custom binaural headset: Two electret microphones, modified to withstand higher volumes without distorting, shoved into a pair of earplugs, and wired up to a battery box. They go in my ears and record sound with the added benefit of protecting my hearing somewhat.
  • Roland R-05 portable recorder. Built in mics are okay as a backup.

My recording rig is wearable, which means I can stand in the audience and get a pretty good recording without any setup required. Also unlike a recording from the soundboard my recordings capture exactly what it sounded like from the audience, which can be really good or really bad or anywhere in between.

Most of the recordings are binaural so that means they’ll sound best on headphones.

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Want uncompressed images? You can download these yourself with the download button at the top right after clicking an image. Maybe you want copies of videos though? Or want me to come to your gig? Or something else? You can contact me here: [email protected]

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Obscure and unofficial media from gigs in Dunedin, New Zealand since 2014. More Info