New York City Punk Rock Institution comes to Auckland
New York City's eagerly anticipated 'Ding Dong Lounge' opens this week to eager Auckland punk fans and rock fans alike. Mat Jorgensen (of forte bar) and Damon Kenzo (Former New York Ding Dong Lounge dj) have been given permission to open one of New Yorks most celebrated punk rock establishments here in New Zealand.
Founded in 2001 by Bill Nolan, the original Ding Dong Lounge first opened on the upper west side of Manhattan and slowly grew a following of talented artists, writers,actors and musicians.
Then in 2003 close personal friend Bill Walsh opened the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne, branding itself with a live gig atmoshpere that has easily upheld the Ding Dongs furious rock reputation.
And now in 2013 Jorgensen and Kenzo have been chosen to follow in the footsteps of its awe inspiring predecessors, pooling the incredible wealth of talent that New Zealand has to offer, and dole it out to the unsuspecting public.
The bar is located at 26 Wyndham St. and will be open by this weekend.
The grand opening will be on the 26th of this month and will start as an invite only event till 12, which it will then open to the public, with numerous guest dj's including mikey havoc (unconfirmed), and a live performace from The Rackets (confirmed), this will be a night to remember, and mark the beginning of a landmark establishment.