Thursday June 16th 8 pm $5
have had their first birthday in December 2010. They are currently a five piece featuring a number of songwriters collaborating to play original music. The Dickens are inspired by a diverse range of influences from Bob Mould, JPSE, the Velvet Underground, Straitjacket Fits, Nick Cave, The Twilight Singers and more. They deliver an energetic live show with an authenticity and commitment that makes no excuses. The group features members of former Wellington festival favourites 'Verona', as well as former members of stalwart indie-rockers 'Moonlight Flit', 'Chopper' and 'Henderwood'.
Liam McClurg and Coney Island Swamp Monster take influence from the contemporary folk scene as well as traditional music. Their songs are melancholic, swampy, rusty, coffee stained, ashen and righteous and cannot ride horses. Think The Felice Brothers, Iron and Wine, Skip James, Jason Webley and Kevin Shields. These are the influences Coney Island Swamp Monster wear on their sleeves.