RDU RounD-Up and Decknology – Entries close this FRIDAY

On August 18, 2009, in Promo, radio, by Dr Hitchcock

Oi!

Attention all Christchurch (Or Canterbury) based bands and DJs. RDU 98.5 FM‘s Band and DJ competitions, RounD-Up and Decknology, are not far away and you have to have your entry form in by 5pm this Friday to enter! There are shit loads of prizes up for grabs and it’s a great platform to launch your musical project whatever it maybe. And if you’re not a live performer there is also a song competition called Best Demo which you can enter. Step-up mofos, you know you wanna.

For more info visit:
RounD-Up: http://rduroundup.blogspot.com
Decknology:  http://rdudecknology.blogspot.com

Peace,
Dr H

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The Klap – YouTube

First up congrats to The Klap for taking out RDU’s RounD-Up band competition for 2008. They put on a great performance in the final. As part of the prize pack they won they’ve already recorded a song and shot a music video (above). Download the song “not getting younger” here (right click and select “save link as”).

You may have notice that I’ve change the name of the blog to Starlifter.TV. Just a slight change and I’m hoping to do a lot more video (hence the .TV).

I’ve just started a new podcast on Podomatic.com called Starlifter.TV (original huh). You can find it at http://starliftertv.podomatic.com.The first episode features my latest DJ mix, Music To Raise Children to – Vol. 2. I’m hoping to put up a whole bunch of different stuff, interviews with musos, the odd jam from my band the Electro Pussy Posse (EPP), DJ mixes and random sound art guff. So yeah, it’s gonna be interesting. I hope you enjoy it. And if you ever wanna get in touch just flick me an email mixtapesessions (at) gmail (dot) com.

Peace,
Dr H
xoxox

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RDU RounD-Up and Decknology Final TONIGHT!

On September 27, 2008, in culture, parties, radio, by Dr Hitchcock



Things are gettin’ pretty exciting in ole Churchtown today. A crazy norwester is blowin’ through town and 5 of Christchurch’s best bands are preparing for the RDU RounD-Up final. RounD-Up is probably Christchurch’s longest running band competition and was formerly known as the “Not-So-Young-Entertainers Competition” (the name being a piss take on a NZ TV talent show). From the wee bit of research that I did online I came across an archive of the RDU site back in 1998 which makes RDU’s band competition at least 10 years old. The Stefan Van Soest Hit Machine (SVSHM) were winners that year with Duluxeboy, Android and Mountains of Murray also in the final. To find out more about who entered in 1998 click here. The SVSHM still play the odd gig in CHCH in some form or other and have just launched a new page on Facebook. Winners over the last couple of years include Bang! Bang! Eche!The Tiger Tones, and The Undercurrents. All amazing bands in their own special way and all bands RDU has been proud to champion. The amount of brilliant musical talent coming out of Christchurch over the last 5 years has been fantastic. This years RounD-Up final is freakin’ exciting too and consists of (in no particular order) The KlapTiny Paper DaggersDenmark StreetJimmy Zoom and the Beytown Grifters and Sexy Animals. I wish them all the best and I look forward to their performances.

See you at the Dux.
Peace,
Dr H 
xoxox

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