The Frederick St Sound and Light Exploration Society deserves eternal immunity to all things counter its continuation. For three glorious years this 110 year old hall has been the creative home to some of the most exciting and inspiring music and art in New Zealand with everything one could want for an alternative arts space; beautiful acoustics, a beautiful atmosphere, welcoming hosts and audiences, free cups of tea, BYO and even a beer vending machine!

We at Sonorous Circle feel extremely lucky to have had a place like this in our midst, supplying us with a steady flow of mind-expanding sounds and sights. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Dan Beban, Nell Thomas and the whole extended crew of Freds practitioners and supporters for keeping the place active and nurturing such an amazing artistic community in the process.

ALAS, because the council has deemed it an earthquake risk, tomorrow will see its final show before the building is boarded up and later demolished. A sad state of affairs, but not without the celebration it deserves! This is your last chance to enjoy this vital Wellington institution!


3:00pm Garage sale – – – – a few musical goodies and other assorted items
4:00pm BIRDCATCHER – ethereal feedback from Antony Milton and Bill Wood 
4:30pm COOKIE BROOKLYN – surrealist songsmith Mark Williams 
5:00pm BIG FLIP THE MASSIVE – full on wonky beats by Reece McNaughten and Bridget Kelly
5:30pm LONTALIUS – Eddie’s skipping his school camp trip to be at the gig!
6:00pm SENDAM ORCHESTRA – like Varese played by the Shaggs!
6:30pm SEWING CIRCLE – purveyors of true rock n roll spirit Josh Harris and Steve Wymzelico 
7:00pm SETH FRIGHTENING – needs no introduction
7:45pm MR STERILE ASSEMBLY – up up up up up up up up up
8:30pm SIGN OF THE HAG – fit inducing sound and light spinning wheel techno
9:15pm ALL SEEING HAND – cargo cult ritual celebrations of new Rena container washups
10:00pm THE MANTARAYS – psychgaragesufisurfdancegrooves
11:00pm MONGO SKATO + MISCHANCERIE – open up a tunnel previously unknown
11:30pm ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES – might as well kill two birds with one stone. This will be the last Spheres gig in NZ for ….?

+ DJ COUGH MEDICINE spins till late.