Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 3/Jun/11 9:31am

http://www.saveourdux.co.nz/

Not affiliated with the Dux in any way, but it is and has been a icon of Christchurch for a long long time making not bad (thru to bloody good) beer and provided free music for a couple few decades. sign away. :thumbsup:
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby Rik on Fri 3/Jun/11 10:00am

Signed
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby Trail on Fri 3/Jun/11 10:21am

me too. Gotta click on the link in the email it sends you to be properly signed up :thumbsup:
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Fri 3/Jun/11 10:23am

yep
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby RJD on Fri 3/Jun/11 10:28am

The arts centre is being a total arse about all of this, its like they dont want the current lot of traders back at all.

Screwing round Annies bar too.
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 3/Jun/11 11:21am

bastardos
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby j2hyde on Fri 3/Jun/11 2:14pm

That new director guy they got at the arts centre used to run a westfield shopping mall. Apparently his cunning plan is to change things in order to make money. Set sail for fail. :(
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby happybaboon on Fri 3/Jun/11 2:24pm

That's no good. Your arts centre is a neat place... I can't see the chain shopping mall approach being all that good for it :crazy:
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby Simonius_Titius on Sat 4/Jun/11 3:02am

I first met my wife at the Dux, and it might be the last place she bought lunch.
The Dux is where I reintroduced my Mum to the child who was adopted out and lost for 30 years when she married my Dad.
Just typical Chch stories, thousands of people have them.

If the Dux didn't make a huge profit that may be a healthy sign - it provided a civilised meeting place and a venue for niche music rather than creating and exploiting a mass binge drinking culture.

One night I wandered in and found Greg Malcolm playing three guitars simultaneously solo. There's not a large audience for that sort of thing and they don't spend much at the bar. I'm still a fan.
Boh Runga played there with Carmel Courtney in pre-Hampster days.
Julia Deans couldn't fit Fur Patrol into the Dux but chose it for her solo show last year.
Salmonella Dub, Shapeshifter and others who got started at the Dux became widely popular but plenty of other high quality bands which appeal only to more specialised niches got started there.
The Dead C, Flip Grater and Cairo Knife Fight are not going to be in Xmas stockings across the land but that sort of diversity is what healthy cities have. There is benefit for everybody in bands which hardly anyone can stand. Try explaining that to Gerry Brownlie. :angry:
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby slowMTB on Sat 4/Jun/11 7:34am

Simonius_Titius wrote:

If the Dux didn't make a huge profit that may be a healthy sign - it provided a civilised meeting place rather than creating and exploiting a binge drinking culture.

One night I wandered in and found Greg Malcolm playing three guitars simultaneously solo. There's not a large audience for that sort of thing and they don't spend much at the bar. I'm still a fan.
Boh Runga played there with Carmel Courtney in pre-Hampster days.
Julia Deans couldn't fit Fur Patrol into the Dux but chose it for her solo show last year.
Salmonella Dub, Shapeshifter and others became widely popular but there are plenty of other high quality bands which appeal only to more specialised niches.
The Dead C, Flip Grater and Cairo Knife Fight are not going to be in Xmas stockings across the land but that sort of diversity is what healthy cities have. There is benefit for everybody in bands which hardly anyone can stand. Try explaining that to Gerry Brownlie. :angry:


Sounds like The Celtic Bar in Palmy Nth :thumbsup:

Signed :)
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby Jesus-Scotland on Sat 18/Jun/11 12:20am

............or someone else could open a decent beer garden that sold better food? :D
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby Bigfoot on Sat 18/Jun/11 6:50am

Love that place. Signed.
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby Slim on Sat 18/Jun/11 8:09am

Simonius_Titius wrote:If the Dux didn't make a huge profit that may be a healthy sign - it provided a civilised meeting place and a venue for niche music rather than creating and exploiting a mass binge drinking culture.




You are joking right? the dux is well ingrained in the binge drinking culture of christchurch, bowl of wedges and a couple of pitchers before going to town proper.

I'll sign, I love smashing booze in the sun.
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby Butch on Sat 18/Jun/11 3:00pm

And buffalo wedges.

And bloo duck.

mmm.
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Re: Save The Dux De Lux(e)

Postby neels on Sat 18/Jun/11 5:27pm

I've signed, although not my first choice of a place to go in town I have spent plenty of time there, and it would be sad if it was to disappear.

Seems to be typical of the attitude from the new arts centre management, almost like they don't want the 'arts' tenants in the place, and would rather rent space to the corporate types like untouched world etc.
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