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Live Music every night Tuesday through Sunday. Local, National, and International. Comfy sofas, atmospheric lighting and delicious drinks. In the basement, 118 Tory St

NEW RESIDENCY! VINYL FRIDAY last Friday of every month

The Rotating Plastic Inevitable presents


A monthly celebration of rare groove and good beer.

It’s official. Digital tyranny has failed to stifle the joy of music that warps if you leave it out in the sun, so Happy are staging a celebration. The Rotating Plastic Inevitable presents an occasion designed to flush out a whole bunch of great, good and sporadically lamentable music from bedrooms and basements all over Wellington and give it a public airing.

Each month we offer relief to the families and flatmates of two different DJs who get to bore a whole new audience with the high points of their record collections. It’s a chance to relive some youths, hear stuff you’ve never encountered before, or just get some shit off your chest in the company of people who are at least vaguely sympathetic. We’re not sure whether it’ll be pipe smoking and beard stroking or a bacchanalian riot of strip limbo, but it’s definitely up the alley of the musically bi-curious.

To strike the right tone, there will be a selection of excellent boutique beer likely to appeal to people suspicious of iPods. If your idea of music is something that’s even more analogue than the Book of Kels, then get along to Vinyl Friday and lap it up. You’ll be in excellent company.

WHERE    Happy, 118 Tory Street, Wellington

WHEN    5.30pm
    Friday 30 June and the last Friday of every month

WHO    Want to pencil a spot as DJ? Contact bookings.happy@gmail.com

Melancholy Babes

We have these fine chaps playing for us on Tuesday July 13 & 20

The trio of saxophonist Jeff Henderson, bassist Tom Callwood and drummer Anthony Donaldson are three of the country's most experienced and innovative jazz improvisors and blend an array of influences into their own unique sound. Expect music that soars like a bird, snaps like a crocodile and breathes like a dragon!

Saxophonist Jeff Henderson is a prolific international performing and recording artist who has recently returned from a month touring Japan with drummer Shoji Hano. He has performed with Many leading jazz and experimental musicians such as Steve Lacy, Han Bennink, Tetuzi Akiyama and Marilyn Crispell and has close associations with great New Zealand musicians such as Mike Nock, Richard Nunns and Gerard Crewdson.

Drummer Anthony Donaldson is a legend in New Zealand music, from the seminal avantjazz collective the Primitive Art Group to The Six Volts to his massive stage show productions with The Village of Idiots, Anthony Donaldson is one of the most influential and inspirational musicians and
bandleaders in New Zealand today.

Bass player Tom Callwood is a member of popular bands Little Bushman and the Phoenix Foundation. Recently he has released the album Little Bushman with the NZSO, toured Australia and performed extensively throughout New Zealand. His jazz credentials are exemplary, having performed with Mike Nock, Roger Sellars, Leila Adu and Marilyn Crispell to name but a few.

Free download of new Body 125 EP


Body 125 are playing this Saturday (July 10) with 47 Diamantes, Old Grey Wolf, Grass Cannons & Milkshake Cowboyz

god bows to math & Cat Venom double 7” release show with The Postures, Mammal Airlines Saturday July 24

With thanks to Muzai Records. Read more ovah HERE

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Happy's Happy Hour returns

Just a super quick post to say: we are starting our Happy Hour back up from Tuesday July 6th. The new Happy Happy Hour will be every Tuesday - Friday with $4 beer and mulled wine from 5pm - 7pm. The faux fire is on and there are board games and old timey books to entertain - but please feel free to bring your own.