Yay! I’m now a Berkoid. I’ve been exploring the local area a little and I must say, I am impressed with the background music I’ve been hearing so far. On Sunday night I was in the Boat which seem to play, not the usual rubbish pop charts, but up to date quality tunes like Arctic Monkeys and We Are Scientists. The Rex cinema was playing Jeff Buckley, department store McKay’s broadcast Bic Runga and even the corner café Bloc, was playing Rufus Wainwright, surely this is a good sign?
There’s two local live music venues too, The Goat, which I’m playing on checking out tonight and a coffee shop/win bar at the west side of town hosts bands on Thursdays and a DJ on Fridays. It’s great to see my new home is culturally aware.