Story: Culture and recreation in the city

San Francisco Bathhouse

San Francisco Bathhouse

From the 1980s nightclubs and pub venues for musical gigs emerged in cities. In Wellington in the early 2000s, the San Francisco Bathhouse on Cuba Street attracted popular bands and lively crowds. This audience is showing their enthusiasm for the garage-rock band the Datsuns in April 2009.

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Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - City culture and recreation since 1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010