Palmy in guide
Broadsheet, an Australian guide covering food, drink, fashion and entertainment, has included a Palmerston North venue in its ModernMusic Lovers’ Guide to Some of New Zealand’s Best Venues. The guide says Palmerston North is more famous for its agricultural university than its music. “But scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a verdant arts scene. The not-for-profit organisation Creative Sounds Society has been showcasing local talent for more than 30 years, and regularly puts on gigs at The Stomach, an all-ages, alcohol-free venue a short walk from the centre of town. Run with a distinctly DIY ethos, with bands hiring the venue and promoting their own shows, the 100-personcapacity venue is an inclusive space with a true sense of community. Expect anything from electronica, rock and reggae to indie, heavy metal and folk.” The guide says New Zealand has always enjoyed a global reputation for producing inspired music. In partnership with Tourism New Zealand, it has highlighted six venues where music lovers can witness the vital local scene at a grassroots level.