Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Hint

Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book

2019 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

5. When Night Fails? Wellington’s Night-Time Culture in Flux

share
SHARE

Abstract

This chapter explores the different ways in which two music venues have learned to negotiate with different constituencies in the Wellington, New Zealand. From local neighbours to the Wellington City Council, how the owners of these venues have dealt with what are described here as informal and formal relationships demonstrate the manner in which the night-time economy of contemporary Wellington operates as an ambiguous space. Drawing from interviews with the owners and promoters at two established venues on how a notion such as urban amenity operates according to often capricious interpretations opens up a discussion on the city’s night-time economy and the owners’ complicated orientation towards “neighbourliness”.
Literature
go back to reference Baker, Sarah, and Bruce M.Z. Cohen. 2008. From Snuggling and Snogging to Sampling and Scratching: Girls’ Nonparticipation in Community-Based Music Activities. Youth & Society 39 (3): 316–339. CrossRef Baker, Sarah, and Bruce M.Z. Cohen. 2008. From Snuggling and Snogging to Sampling and Scratching: Girls’ Nonparticipation in Community-Based Music Activities. Youth & Society 39 (3): 316–339. CrossRef
go back to reference Brunt, Shelley. 2018. Outside the Square: Songs for Christchurch in a Time of Earthquakes. In Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: Studies in Popular Music, ed. Shelley Brunt and Geoff Stahl, 97–110. New York: Routledge. CrossRef Brunt, Shelley. 2018. Outside the Square: Songs for Christchurch in a Time of Earthquakes. In Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: Studies in Popular Music, ed. Shelley Brunt and Geoff Stahl, 97–110. New York: Routledge. CrossRef
go back to reference Florida, Richard L. 2005. The Flight of the Creative Class. New York: Harper Business. CrossRef Florida, Richard L. 2005. The Flight of the Creative Class. New York: Harper Business. CrossRef
go back to reference Grazian, David. 2013. Digital Underground: Musical Spaces and Microscenes in the Postindustrial City. In Musical Performance and the Changing City, ed. Fabian Holt and Carsten Wergin, 141–166. New York: Routledge. Grazian, David. 2013. Digital Underground: Musical Spaces and Microscenes in the Postindustrial City. In Musical Performance and the Changing City, ed. Fabian Holt and Carsten Wergin, 141–166. New York: Routledge.
go back to reference Gurevitch, Leon. 2015. The Innovation Engines: Science, Entertainment and Convergence in New Zealand’s Research Future. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 45 (2): 77–82. CrossRef Gurevitch, Leon. 2015. The Innovation Engines: Science, Entertainment and Convergence in New Zealand’s Research Future. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 45 (2): 77–82. CrossRef
go back to reference Koslofsky, Craig. 2011. Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe. Boston, MA: Cambridge University Press. CrossRef Koslofsky, Craig. 2011. Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe. Boston, MA: Cambridge University Press. CrossRef
go back to reference Leonard, Marion. 1998. Travelling the New Grrrl Geographies. In Cool Places: Geographies of Youth Cultures, ed. Tracey Skelton and Gill Valentine, 101–120. London: Routledge. Leonard, Marion. 1998. Travelling the New Grrrl Geographies. In Cool Places: Geographies of Youth Cultures, ed. Tracey Skelton and Gill Valentine, 101–120. London: Routledge.
go back to reference Lovatt, Andy. 2017. The Ecstasy of Urban Regeneration: Regulation of the Night-Time Economy in the Transition to a Post-Fordist City. In From the Margins to the Centre, ed. Justin O’connor and Derek Wynne, 141–168. London: Routledge. CrossRef Lovatt, Andy. 2017. The Ecstasy of Urban Regeneration: Regulation of the Night-Time Economy in the Transition to a Post-Fordist City. In From the Margins to the Centre, ed. Justin O’connor and Derek Wynne, 141–168. London: Routledge. CrossRef
go back to reference Roberts, Marion, and Adam Eldridge. 2012. Planning the Night-Time City. New York: Routledge. CrossRef Roberts, Marion, and Adam Eldridge. 2012. Planning the Night-Time City. New York: Routledge. CrossRef
go back to reference Rochow, Katie. 2018. Home Economics: Fusing Imaginaries in Wellington’s Musical Underground. In DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes, ed. Andy Bennett and Paula Guerra. New York: Routledge. Rochow, Katie. 2018. Home Economics: Fusing Imaginaries in Wellington’s Musical Underground. In DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes, ed. Andy Bennett and Paula Guerra. New York: Routledge.
go back to reference Rudman, Brian. 2016. Night Mayor Could Rescue Downtown from Chaos. NZ Herald, March 30. Accessed March 15, 2018. Rudman, Brian. 2016. Night Mayor Could Rescue Downtown from Chaos. NZ Herald, March 30. Accessed March 15, 2018.
go back to reference Stahl, Geoff. 2007. Musicmaking and the City: Making Sense of the Montreal Scene. Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung: Sound and the City—Populäre Musik im urbanen Kontext, 35. Stahl, Geoff. 2007. Musicmaking and the City: Making Sense of the Montreal Scene. Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung: Sound and the City—Populäre Musik im urbanen Kontext, 35.
go back to reference Straw, Will. 2014. Some Things a Scene Might Be. Cultural Studies 29 (3): 476–485. CrossRef Straw, Will. 2014. Some Things a Scene Might Be. Cultural Studies 29 (3): 476–485. CrossRef
go back to reference Strong, Catherine. 2018. Popular Music and Heritage Making in Melbourne. In Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, eds. Shelley Brunt and Geoff Stahl, 75–84. New York: Routledge. Strong, Catherine. 2018. Popular Music and Heritage Making in Melbourne. In Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, eds. Shelley Brunt and Geoff Stahl, 75–84. New York: Routledge.
Metadata
Title
When Night Fails? Wellington’s Night-Time Culture in Flux
Author
Geoff Stahl
Copyright Year
2019
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99786-5_5