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Hybrid Blues pushes on through

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Let's start this week by taking time out for that evergreen segment of many a social function – a little housekeeping.

I have spent the past month enthusiastically welcoming back live shows to the Bay. Sadly, things have now skidded sideways and musicians are once again getting it in the neck. There are many cancellations...

This latest lockdown has caused the canning of shows by Albi And The Wolves, Mike Garner and Robbie Laven, Kokomo, The Andrew London Trio, Deadbeat at Astrolabe, Lost Tribe Aotearoa at Totara Street, the Jazz Jam at the Mount Social Club; they've been falling like dominoes. As of writing this, Blindspott are still coming to Baypark at the end of the month, but I guess the larger venue makes social distancing easier.

For musicians it mainly means not only no income but a step backwards as each of these shows has had money spent on advertising and other expenses that will never be recouped. If there was ever a time you considered buying........

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