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100 Years of Live Music on Auckland’s North Shore

100 Years of Live Music on Auckland’s North Shore

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  • Wed 22 Jun, 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Whare Wānanga, Central Library, Level 2, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

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  • Admission: $0.00

This year, Gareth Shute published a North Shore Storymap on the music history website The map captures the live scene from 1920s dances in Milford cinemas through to Lorde performing in the heart of Devonport. Gareth will explain how this scene reflects wider changes that took place in the Auckland music. There’ll be plenty of wonderful photos too!

About the speaker:
Gareth Shute is a music historian who has authored five books, including NZ Rock and national book award winner Hip Hop Music In Aotearoa. He’s also a musician - currently with party band Thee Golden Geese, though he’s previously toured internationally with The Brunettes and the Ruby Suns.

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Image credit:
Robbie Lavën and Marion Arts with the 1953 Memorial Society Rock n Roll Band, from Surfside ballroom stage, for an audience on a Saturday night in the 1960s.
Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections T1449

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