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In this weeks Groove Guide, comedians Tim & Eric do a great job ahead of their totally awesome tour.

The Kids Of 88 go looking for modern love , We road test Need For Speed Most Wanted, Amanda Palmer decides Theatre is Evil and we check in with the Rhythm & Vines Soundcheck.

All this and heaps of other shit worth doing, eating, watching and knowing – Groove Guide – that Free Magazine that comes out every week.
In this weeks Groove Guide, comedians Tim & Eric do a great job ahead of their totally awesome tour.

The Kids Of 88 go looking for modern love , We road test Need For Speed Most Wanted, Amanda Palmer decides Theatre is Evil and we check in with the Rhythm & Vines Soundcheck.

All this and heaps of other shit worth doing, eating, watching and knowing – Groove Guide – that Free Magazine that comes out every week.

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03 - 09 OCT 2012

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THURSDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2012
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RED DIRTY GIRL
Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys have
announced one show in Vector Arena’s brand new
Theatre Mode. She will grace the New Zealand
stage once again this November with support from
members of The Gunslingers Ball. This will be one of
the frst shows in the new theatre mode, which has
a multiple ft-to-scale capacity plan for audiences
of 1500-3000. It becomes the sort of cozy ballroom/
theatre feel that most becomes an artist such as
Emmylou Harris.
SEE HER LIVE: EMMYLOU HARRIS
Sun 18 noV VEctOR AREnA (tHEAtRE MOdE), AUckLAnd
TICKETS on SALE noW
GOLDEN BROWN
McManus Entertainment has announced the return
of Blondie to New Zealand with special guests UK
punk rockers The Stranglers. “I’m so excited to bring
Blondie back to New Zealand. They enjoyed their
frst taste of success here back in the ‘70s and have a
legion of fans awaiting their return, ” says promoter
Andrew McManus. “Deborah Harry is like no other
front-woman in the industry – fans can expect a frst-
class show.”
SEE THEM LIVE: BLonDIE
THu 29 noV tRUStS StAdIUM, AUckLAnd
TICKETS on SALE: FRI 05 oCT tIckEtEk.cO.nz
MAPPED OUT AMANDA
Groove Guide and Frontier Touring are proud to
that announce Amanda Palmer and her Grand Theft
orchestra will be back in January to play two intimate
shows. The pioneer of the punk cabaret genre as both
a solo artist and one half of The Dresden Dolls will
bring tracks from her brand new album Theatre Is
Evil intertwined with some of Palmer’s much adored
classics from previous when she takes the stage in
New Zealand next year.
SEE HER LIVE: AMAndA PALMER
Sun 27 JAn Q tHEAtRE, AUckLAnd
WED 30 JAn SAn FRAn BAtH HOUSE, WELLIngtOn
TICKETS on SALE: 9AM FRI 12 oCT
SOMEThING FIShY
Auckland’s underwater attraction, Kelly Tarlton’s, has
undergone a $5.5 million upgrade and re-launches
over the weekend as the all-new Kelly Tarlton’s SEA
LIFE Aquarium.
Auckland Mayor, Len Brown, visited the new
penguin enclosure to feed the animals on the eve
of the re-launch. “Kelly Tarlton’s is an Auckland
icon and I’m extremely pleased to be involved in
the re-launch as the all-new Kelly Tarlton’s SEA
LIFE Aquarium after a substantial $5.5 million
refurbishment,” says Mayor Brown.
GROWTh SPURT
Yep, it’s that time again. Homegrown have started
announcing their line up for next year’s festival. Every
year Jim Beam Homegrown has sold out, so don’t miss
out. Line up includes: Shapeshifter, The Black Seeds,
Katchafre, AHoriBuzz, Sunshine Soundsystem,
Shihad, I Am Giant, King Cannons, Villainy, Clap Clap
Riot, Homebrew, Savage, Pieter T, Zowie, Ruby Frost,
Cairo Knife Fight, Weird Together, DJ Sir-Vere ft. Che
Fu, PnC & K one, Illegal Sound Clash, The Babysitters
Circus, Concord Dawn, The upbeats ft. MC Tali, opiuo,
north Shore Pony Club and Thane Kirby vs. Felix5.
The second and fnal announcement will be made on
November 12th adding another 16 massive bands and
DJ’s to the line-up.
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FOREVER LONG?
At the Foo Fighters end of tour show
in New York on Saturday night Dave
Grohl exclaimed “Without making a
big deal out of it, we don’t have any
shows after this. This is it, man.” “This
is the show where we come out and
we play as many songs as we can
in a short period of time, because,
honestly, I don’t know when we’re
gonna do it again and this is the perfect
place to do it, right now, tonight.” Sad
times for Foo Fighters fans?
NO LONGER UP
IN ThE NZ AIR
nZ on Air have announced the
23 new music projects for the
September Making Tracks funding
round. The 23 projects were selected
from a feld of 123 applications, up
slightly on the 111 applications in the
August round.
The artist’s receiving $10,000 towards
recording a song and making a music
video include: Goodshirt – ‘Sierra
Leone’, Joseph & Maia – ‘Nothing
I Can Do’, Katie Scott & Mahuia –
‘Living The Dream’, Ladi6 – ‘Ikarus’,
Marlon Williams – ‘Bloodletter’, The
Palms – ‘Sun’, Ria – ‘Typical Boy’,
Streets of Laredo – ‘Girlfriend’ and
The Wyld – ‘Rome’.
The artist’s receiving $6,000 for
making a music video include: Artisan
Guns – ‘Rain In Summer’, Cavell –
‘Last Summer’, DJ Lenium featuring
K.one, DLove & Rickey okay – ‘Want
It’, Donell Lewis featuring Fortafy –
‘Missing My Love’, Go Stop Go – ‘If You
Want It’, Iva Lamkum – ‘Blue Moscow’,
Junica – ‘You’re My Sun’, Kids of 88 –
‘The Drug’, Mile High – ‘The Past’, new
Way Home – ‘Tides’, State of Mind &
Sasha Vee – ‘Black Raven’, Sweet &
Irie – ‘Take Me Back To The Islands’,
The Golden Awesome – ‘Autumn’ and
Truth featuring Yayne – ‘Rain Dancer’.
theaudience.co.nz have also
announced the September wildcard
as Franko Heke for his song
‘Vagabond’.
gROOVEgUIdE.cO.nz | 5
gEt REAdY FOR SUMMER: R&V’S
SOUndcHEck HAS A LInE-UP tO HAVE YOU
In tHE cAR And WAItIng tO ROAdtRIP.
The fabulous crew that bring you Rhythm &
Vines (R&V), the annual New Year’s party in
Gisborne, are teaming up with masters the
Ambient Group for the exciting live music
event, Soundcheck.
Topping the bill will be British Electronic
act Nero (live), dubstep producer/DJ Rusko
and rising UK singer-songwriter and record
producer Labrinth, all supported by local
mischief makers Home Brew.
You’ll know about Nero. They’ve done
Aotearoa several times, gaining a
stupendous rep as the go-to masters. Back
in 2010, ‘Electron’ was pumping the stage
and it still goes off. You may have caught
them at the fnal Big Day Out earlier this
year, rockin’ up a storm in the Boiler Room.
Normally the crew’ll do a DJ set, but this time
it’s Nero themselves performing atop a huge
stack of speakers/TVs/cassettes and other
8bit generation styled icons, mixing visuals
and sound of mammoth proportions! They’ll
rope in vocalist Alana and the lads (Joseph
and Dan) are planning some Daft Punk-esque
neon lit visors for a sartorial spurge.
Then there is Rusko, the producer behind
Britney Spears, the collaborator with Cypress
Hill and the creator of more club air time
than you’d care to mention. Rusko aka
Christopher Mercer, dubstep extraordinaire,
hails from Leeds and has caught the plane
over before, playing the ASB Showgrounds
back in early 2011. Apparently the gig was
closed down for the use of “excessive bass”!
With his foppy Mohawk fying around as
he bounces on stage with an explosion of
energy, he’s a force to be reckoned with.
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Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream
hologram show?
Ella Fitzgerald and Freddie Mercury.
What’s an upcoming flm you’re jazzed
about?
Les Misérables.
Where can your stalkers fnd you during the
weekend?
Piha or 23 Cafe.
What happens when you mix Coca-Cola with
Pepsi?
Pregnancy.
Your fantasy spirit animal is…
A sloth.
Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is…
Roast lamb.
The best TV show around at the moment is…
The Ridges, right?
The best place for a date night is…
Kura.
You’d get arrested if the police knew that you…
Have dated fve actors from different plays I’ve
directed.
People say you look like…
Grayson Coutts. Gets confusing being mistaken
for my best friend’s boyfriend.
Five celebs on your f**klist?
(A solemn silence...)
Kittens or puppies?
Chickens.
What generic current affair has your blood
boiled?
Marriage rights debate.
Plug whatever it is that’s coming up for you.
I’m directing Death of a Salesman at the
Maidment Theatre. It sold out and broke
box offce records this year in New York and
Sydney. Don’t miss this Auckland production!
cOMIng UP: dEAtH OF A SALESMAn
THu 11 oCT - SAT 27 oCT MAIdMEnt tHEAtRE,
AUckLAnd
TIM & ERIC
FRI 06 oCT tHE POWERStAtIOn,
AUckLAnd
2 X dOUBLE PASSES
KIDS oF 88
3 X cOPIES OF MODERN
LOVE
no DouBT PRIZE PACKS
3 X cd, tOtE BAgS And
BAdgES
THE DICTATOR
5 X dVdS
AMAnDA PALMER
Sun 27 JAn Q tHEAtRE,
AUckLAnd
WED 30 JAn SAn
FRAn BAtH HOUSE,
WELLIngtOn
2 X dOUBLE PASS
Labrinth, known to his mum and nine
siblings as Timothy McKenzie, might
be Simon Cowell’s only non-TV act, but
he’s made waves providing the beats for
Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal. Best
known for the track ‘Earthquake’, which
fuses dubstep, R&B, hip hop, dance and
monastic music into four minutes and 35
seconds of explosive excellence, he’s a
man who lives his philosophies large! “My
whole ethos is musical freedom,” he said
in a recent interview. “I’ve really learnt
that while developing myself over the last
year.” The journey continues this October!
One thing to note is that this year’s event
has moved from Thursday to Friday
night, with an R16 rating, making it more
accessible for all. Of course, in keeping
with the R&V favour, organisers say the
Soundcheck line-up will vary from the
line-up for this year’s Rhythm & Vines
in Gisborne, but will still provide some
stonking beats for the city folk to enjoy!
SEE THEM LIVE: R&V SOUndcHEck
FRI 05 oCT VEctOR AREnA, AUckLAnd
JESSE PEACH
DIRECToR
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thurSdAY 04 FridAY 05
SAturdAY 06
Wellington-based folk singer and songwriter Matthew
Pickering spends his days in Parliament, documenting
the aural history of the government. His music strong
talent for storytelling. On the back of his third album,
Matt is performing a number of string concerts
around New Zealand.
It’s like that time you were on the bus, jammed out
to the beats, making DJ hand movements and weird
electronic noises with your mouth. Then you realised
no-one else can hear it. Never fear, silent disco means
everyone can join in with the sounds in your head, as
they are listening to the same stuff! Groove the night
away while keeping the residents happy through the
power of headphones.
While the South Island brothers and sisters are
getting down to the beat, the North Island doesn’t
want to get FOMO. R&V Soundcheck is a chance for
those who missed out on tickets to enjoy some of the
acts as well. See big names Nero, Rusko, Labrinth and
Home Brew dominate the stage.
After the success of their 2009 tour of New Zealand,
Lord are back to promote their upcoming album
Digital Lies. The Australian metal band are once again
hitting Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington as well
as a debut appearance in Dunedin. Local act Sonic
Altar are lending a helping hand.
English-born keyboard extraordinaire Rick Wakeman
is best known for his work with progressive rock band
Yes (don’t know them, guarantee your parents do).
He was last in Kiwi-land in 1975 when he performed
with the Auckland Symphonia. Well, things are a bit
different now, and his intimate show will make you
feel like he’s playing just for you.
There’s something funky up in here, sounds kinda
like summer. Oh wait, it’s Tahuna Breaks! Their
forthcoming album may not be hitting the stands
until 2013, but to celebrate the release of their second
single ‘Smooth’, they fgured, why not gig about a
bit? They will also be previewing a whole bunch of
unreleased tracks. Choice.
Kara Gordon, a man with many talents and many
stories to tell. He’s been labeled a Maori gypsy,
the white Hendrix, and a musical genius. Kara has
traversed the globe, seeking out guitar greats to learn
from, fueled by his ability to master different musical
genres from jazz, to blues, classical to hard rock.
From the band that couldn’t make up their mind
(because they are ambidextrous), comes a project that
was clearly well thought out. This fundraising gig is
designed to get the band across the ditch to embark
on their Australian album release tour. Go Kiwi go!
Just a bunch of guys with catchy name, hanging
out, playing some music sums up this Saturday
night occasion at 1885. But don’t expect it to be like
a barbecue in the backyard. The gig is set and ready
to keep you up all night (until 3am at least) so put on
your best pair of dancing shoes and get down.
BODY FESTIVAL: SILENT DISCO
MATTHEW PICKERING R & V SOUNDCHECK
LORD
RICK WAKEMAN
TAHUNA BREAKS
KARA GORDON & THE WRECKAGE
LEFT OR RIGHT
DANNO, SAM HILL & JAMES ASHWIN
FAIRFIELD HouSE
DAnCE-o-MAT
VECToR AREnA
THE KInGS ARMS
ToWn HALL
SAn FRAn BATH HouSE
GALAToS
XIIB
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7.30PM, $10, dOOR SALES OnLY
Gearing up for the New Year’s festival season, one of
the South Island’s newest and most exciting drum
and bass/dubstep offerings Rhythm & Alps (not to
be confused with R&V) is getting you in the party
spirit with their sound check lineup, featuring Rusko,
Benga, P-Money and local support. Party hard.
RHYTHM & ALPS SOUNDCHECK
unIon HALL
$8PM, $45-55, dASHtIckEtS.cO.nz
2PM, $5, dOOR SALES OnLY
8PM, $84-94, tIckEtMAStER.cO.nz

7.30PM, $75-125, tIckEtEk.cO.nz
8PM, $20, EVEntFIndER.cO.nz
8PM, $5

8PM, $10
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The last we heard from Amanda
was a self-released collection of
road ditties that connected well
with this part of the world because
virtually every song had some
innate connection with Australian
or new Zealand – especially ‘Map of
Tasmania’, which is about her, um-
nether-er-area!.
Giggles aside, Palmer loves this part
of the world and chose to make here
latest album in Melbourne because
it gave her the opportunity to enjoy
the laid back culture from down
under and to work with a bunch
of “reconnaissance hacks … with
musical super powers”: Michael
Mcquilken, Chad Raines, Jherek
Bischoff and producer/engineer John
Congleton (“who’s worked with a
zillion amazing people including St.
Vincent, Modest Mouse, and Xiu Xiu”,
according to Palmer).
For various reasons, including the
apathy of her former record company,
Roadrunner, Palmer took to crowd
sourcing to fund her latest record. And
how! Raising over $1 million to record
and tour the thing. Opening in pure
cabaret, there’s the dark growls of the
Weimar, courtesy of Australian artiste
Meow Meow, before an explosion from
the Grand Theft Orchestra of the ultra-
negative “Smile”.
Is this some kind of reaction to Brian
Wilson? An early highlight, ‘The
Killing Type’, has a Talking Heads-
inspired chorus, with Palmer insisting
she’s all innocent whilst clearly
insinuating the opposite in perfect,
dark pop. But my favourite has got
to be ‘Do it with a Rock Star’ – “Do
you wanna dance, Do you wanna
fght, Do you wanna get drunk and
stay the night?” A delicious glam-rock
proposition from an ego so big even
Robert Plant was checking his look
in the mirror. But all the while, she’s
all the reasons her conquest should
stay, all the while coming across as
apprehensive and coy. “Wait, wait,
wait – I’ll be fne in a minute”,
‘Grown Man Cry’ just scares me,
starting out as a gawd-awful ’80s
power ballad, complete with
slamming doors, reverb for Africa
and, Hallmark Card sentiment. That’s
until Palmer gets hold of the neck
and vigorously shakes the F-Off-punk
cabaret-bejesus out of it.
Elsewhere, more thumping on ‘Lost’,
recalling Sleeper and Echobelly and a
bit of New Romantics. ‘The Bed Song’
is devastating, but alarmingly funny.
‘Massachusetts Avenue’ describes a
situation we’ve all experienced – a
road in our hometown which vividly
reminds us of someone is a drive
down road she’s done before, if
you remember ‘The Jeep Song’. Just
watch she doesn’t run you down in
the process.
No doubt Theatre Is Evil is Palmer’s
new masterwork, taking its infuences
from glam rock, new wave and punk.
The hooks are epic, lyrics are clever,
humorous and dark, but you can
still rock out and spray paint your
ex’s car or jump your boss. Either
way, it’s Palmer at her usual, intense,
witty, gothic best – except with a full
on band. Strange in a way, because
I’ve always just imagined Palmer
bashing away on the keys, centre of
attention, hands playing, brain and
mouth somewhere else and all utterly
engaging. Now, it’s like and Army of
Palmers. Prepare to repel invaders.
WRIttEn BY tIM gRUAR
Two-time Tui Award fnalist Mel Parsons returns to
the Christchurch with her full band of Rhythm Kings
this spring for an intimate performance. Inspired by
recent bands such as UK’s Mumford and Sons and
Laura Marling, Parsons also draws on artists such as
Cat Stevens, Paul Simon and Neil Young.
The ladies of Kiwi soul, R&B and sultriness are on the
road. Like a good old girls’ road trip, these beauties
have formed New Zealand’s frst female supergroup
(TrueBliss doesn’t count) to combine their awesome
and award-winning talents, putting together the most
dazzling show you’ll ever see.
Danish-American misfts Nekromantix make their
debut in New Zealand this October. Led by the
terrifying Kim Nekroman, the group have forged their
own unique image and identity in the world of punk
rock. Joined by guitarist Franc and the band’s frst
female drummer Lux, they inhabit a word of undead,
pulling out the skeletons of rock ‘n’ roll.
Not another poster for J-day, this Sunday Session is
taking you on a different kind of high. A musical one!
Led by Thane Kirby of George FM and joined by some
very special guests, they are playing the hits from way
back to now and everything obscure and wonderful
in between.
MEL PARSONS
ANIKA, BOH & HOLLIE
NEKROMANTIX
SUNDAY SESSION
DuX LIVE
oLD ST PAuL’S
BoDEGA
CHAPEL BAR & BISTRo
7.30PM, $20, EVEntFIndER.cO.nz
7PM, $68, tIckEtEk.cO.nz
8PM, $35, nztIX.cO.nz
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Who’s in the dead supergroup for
your dream hologram show?
Can I please put Freddie Mercury
onstage with Nina Simone? I’d love to
hear them as a duet singing songs by
and with Al Bowlly!
What’s an upcoming flm you’re
jazzed about?
Can’t wait to see Superman next year
(Man of Steel)! Looks like they got the
vibe just right. Superhero flms are
totally my favourite!
Where can your stalkers fnd you
during the weekend?
All over town. My favourite spots are
The Golden Dawn, Cassette Nine,
Calendar Girls... (laughs).
What happens when you mix Coca-
Cola with Pepsi?
The devil appears.
Your fantasy spirit animal is…
Nekobasu – The Catbus from My
Neighbor Totoro.
ARTIST Q&A
Your signature “I’m an amazing
cook” dish is…
Vege lasagna! It’s mouth-gazmic.
The best TV show around at the
moment is…
The Almighty Johnsons was pretty
damn good, but I guess so was Game
of Thrones. At the moment we’re on
Doctor Who.
The best place for a date night is…
I’ve had some hot dates at Hard Luck
Cafe on K Rd, at Rakinos, in the park ...
up Mt Eden ... am I saying too much?
You’d get arrested if the police
knew that you…
Had a room of child slaves working
for me so I can do everything I need
to do in life.
People say you look like…
Everyone! I always get told I have a
doppelganger somewhere. That’s
one of the reasons I’m so stoked with
my coloured hair at the moment. It’s
so... unique!
Kittens or puppies?
Both ... at war!
What generic current affair has
your blood boiled?
Religious extremism ruling over
empathy with other human beings.
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Sound effects specialist and comedian Rhys Darby
heads home to the shaky city, presenting his new
show This Way to the Spaceship. It’s asking the big
questions in life – what will happen when the world
ends in December? Is there an evacuation plan? Got
your seat booked for the escape shuttle?
Tim and Eric’s show is, well, awesome! The US TV show
began in a dark corner on late at night on Cartoon
Networks Adult Swim in 2007. It has now taken
the world by storm with its satirical humour, faux
commercials and public access TV styles music acts.
Not to mention dancing and poetry.
In this tribute to artist Rita Angus and composer
Douglas Lilburn, Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Michael
Houstoun join together to present the words, music
and images of these two iconic fgures. Playwright
Dave Armstrong has skillfully assembled excerpts from
Angus’ letters against the backdrop of Lilburn’s music.
City kids: put down your fancy Xbox and latte. It’s time
to embrace farm life. Ambury Farm Day is all about
making farming fun. Sure there is that smell of sheep
shit and mosquito bites from the grass, but welcome
to real life! Get out and experience the cool stuff like
shearing, butter making, and the ol’ gumboot throwing.
Anyone who has been to Spookers knows it’s a brown
alert situation if you catch my drift. But there is no
reason why kids can’t experience the fright these
school holidays too! The experienced actors adjust
the scares to suit the age of their prey, taking them
through crazy rooms and clown-infested areas.
RHYS DARBY
TIM & ERIC
RITA AND DOUGLAS
AMBURY FARM DAY
SPOOKY SCHOOL HOLIDAY SCARES
CBS AREnA
THE PoWERSTATIon
KInGS & QuEEnS PERFoRMInG ARTS CEnTRE
AMBuRY REGIonAL PARK
SPooKERS
8PM, $55-65, tIckEtEk.cO.nz
7PM, $69, tIckEtMAStER.cO.nz



Helen Clark is the last person you’d imagine
someone to be romantically obsessed with, but
Richard Meros is a young man with a strange desire.
After his love turns bad, he proposes we must
combat the dystopian control exercised by love, lust
and marriage.
PRIVATISING PARTS
BATS THEATRE

SEASOn: WED 03 oCT - SAT 06 oCT
6.30PM, $15-18, BAtS.cO.nz
SEASOn: WED 03 oCT - Sun 14 oCT
11AM, $12-70, EVEntFIndER.cO.nz
SEASOn: FRI 05 oCT - Mon 08 oCT
8PM, $25-44, tIckEtdIREct.cO.nz
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13 October
Witness an explosive 12 hours of urban flavour including the
best hip hop crews, b-boy break dancers and graf artists
battling it out, with internationally renowned judges and
special guests.
SSG GrooveMag 200w141h v2.indd 1 1/10/12 3:50 PM

‘DARK SIDE OF THE MOON’ & ‘THE WALL’
PINK FLOYD
Re-live two of the greatest rock albums of all time with
surround sound in the planetarium theatre at Stardome.
18+ event that includes two glasses of wine.
PLANETARIUM MUSIC SHOW
NEXT SHOW:
TUESDAY
9TH
OCTOBER
$35

To book phone 09 624 1246 / stardome.org.nz
8PM
Vance Fontaine
- Command Performance
Miss Fletcher
Sings the Blues
12-29 Oct
(Fri, Sat, Sun)
World-class creative
comedy – made right
here, right now.
The Weekend Comedy Cocktail
04 801 6946
downstage.co.nz
It comes as a relief that Rian
Johnson’s time travel crime-
noir Looper attempts to minimise
the convoluted mechanics of time
travel where it can. The flm’s
conceptually meaty premise –
hitmen called “loopers” knocking
off targets sent from the future
– only offers a one-way street,
while it also takes a moment to sit
its protagonists down to have a
tongue-in-cheek exchange about not
scrutinising too intensely how it all
works (“We’ll only end up drawing
diagrams on the table with straws”).
The frst half of the flm zips along like
the dream movie Johnson was born
to make, jammed with clever ideas
and dynamic direction. From the
room-silencing blunderbuss bang of
the frst execution, Looper’s pleasures
are plenty: an economically imagined
near-future with elements of extreme
class divide, genetic mutation
and hovering transportation; the
surprisingly gruesome consequence
of a looper failing to “close the loop”;
the delightfully tense confrontation
between Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s
junkie looper Joe and his older self,
played by Bruce Willis.
Gears shift in the second portion
considerably, slackening the
kinetic thrills and stranding young
Joe out in a cornfeld with Emily
Blunt and her weirdo son. It’s tricky
to discuss without ruining crucial
plot developments, but a search
for a master criminal is involved,
and if Johnson doesn’t quite have
the means to pull off a completely
emotional ending, he deserves
kudos for taking things into a
slightly risky, left-feld path that’s
all too rare in movies these days.
Gordon-Levitt’s make-up is
unnecessarily elaborate, but he
does good Willis – maybe even
better than Willis himself, whose
range seems to have shrunken, if
possible, so much over the years
that I literally have to turn my head
away whenever he emotes.
WRIttEn BY AAROn YAP, FLIckS.cO.nz

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WILLIS And EMILY BLUnt
ShIT WORTh WATChING
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LOOPER
FILM OF ThE WEEK
oN SCrEEN
Forget what you think you know about the 80s
Stallone-style Judge Dredd. New Zealand’s own Karl
Urban is a new, tougher, gun-hardy Dredd, out to
infict some serious justice on the drug taking crazies.
More closely based on the comic strip of the same
name prepare for bone-crunching, blood-spitting,
teeth-pulling brilliance.
Toted about as this year’s Mean Girls, this is about
the highs and lows of an a cappella singing group
out to hit all the right notes. High school cliques
and bitching one-liners ensure some solid comedy
moments. Starring Anna Kendrick (Twilight) and
Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids).
The wildly addictive and outrageously successful
Breaking Bad comes to its fnale once again as season
four draws to a close. Things are heating up and about
to get explosive as Walt (Bryan Cranston) decides it’s
time to make sure Skyler (Anna Gunn), Junior (RJ Mitte)
and Holly are safely ensconced at Hank’s house. Will
everything go to plan? Probably not. You don’t want
to miss this.
When he’s no busy being an internet meme, former
Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek is playing a
caricature of himself on Four’s brand new show. The
comedy focuses on June (Dreama Walker, Gossip Girl)
whose big city dreams are dashed after just one week
in New York when she ends up living with wild child
Chloe (Krysten Ritter).
Watching cars go around and around a track
for an entire day? No doubt you are a Bathurst
expert then. Weigh in on the Ford versus Holden
debate, and witness the ultimate test of racecar
driving endurance for a grueling 1000km in the hot
Australia track.
Tonight see Bart’s ghosts of girlfriends past. New Girl,
Zooey Deschanel reprises her role as Mary Spuckler,
the hillbilly daughter of Cletus, who Bart almost
married in Season 19. Other ex-girlfriends Gina (Sarah
Michelle Gellar), Darcy (Natalie Portman), Jenny (Anne
Hathaway), and Nikki (Sarah Silverman) in cameo roles.
DREDD
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There are three words every girl loves to hear: cakes, cupcakes, cookies. They’ll
try to deny it, but face it, who doesn’t love sugary treats at the end of a hard day?
Ok, it’s the guys too. Everyone loves sweet goodies. And if it is specialty cakes
you need, look no further! They can craft even the trickiest of designs. Missy, the
Mumma of this store has just published her frst book. Be sure to pick it up from
all good book stores.
MISS MELICIOUS CUPCAKES
80 GunnER DRIVE

Almost like Swan Lake, but without the ballet and the
tutus and actual swans, the Emporium is a hideaway,
with a great selection of tapas, platters and drinks
making it the perfect space for communal dining with
a great atmosphere.
DUKE CARVELL’S SWAN LANE EMPORIUM
6 SWAn LAnE

Who doesn’t love a good helping of tacos and
burritos? As a cheaper alternative, head to Mexicali
for the spicy taste of tequila’s birth place. Grab a bowl
of corn chips and fresh salsa, or go for one of their
delicious salads: fresh greens, meat and served in a
taco shell. Win.
MEXICALI
MuLTIPLE LoCATIonS


DATE nIGHT
CASuAL DInInG
CHEAP AnD CHEERFuL
TAKEAWAY
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MEXICo
23 Britomart Place (09) 366-1759
The Strand Takapuna
(09) 280-1487
Vibrant Mexican street food
served with margaritas, tequila
and Mexican Beer. Arrive early
for a table.

MooCHoWCHoW
23 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-6262
Like a stroll through the fragrant
night markets & food stalls of
Bangkok, MooChowChow is a
boost to the senses.

PInXToS
(oPEnInG oCToBER)
128c Ponsonby Rd
Bar*Cafe*Tapas
oRVIETo CAFE
935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

DE PoST
466 Mt Eden Rd (09) 630-9330
Your local in the heart of Mt.
Eden with over 100 beers
available and superb food.
HERnE BAY LoCAL
170 Jervois Rd 376-5367

JAM oRGAnIC CAFE
33-35 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna
4861-600

LA ZEPPA KITCHEn & BAR
37 Drake St (09) 379-8167
The focus: people who want to
enjoy each other’s company
with a great glass of wine and
tasty plates.

LIBERTInE
37 Drake St (09) 929-2790
Taking its cue from the Americas,
but with an Antipodean twist.

AGEnTS & MERCHAnTS
6-10 Roukai Lane (09) 309-5854
Seasonal lunch meals and late-
night tapas served in a small
cobblestone alleyway.

BRIToMART
CounTRY CLuB
31 Galway St (09) 303-2541
Gourmet pizzas, tapas and a
famous high tea service

CHAPEL
147 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-4528
DEPoT
86 Federal St (09) 363-7048

DISTRICT DInInG
50 Customs St East (09)368-5315
Fresh, affordable bistro dining in
a relaxed atmosphere. Designed
to share.

SALE ST
7 Sale St (09) 307-8148
Bistro dining, award-winning
microbrewery celebrated
garden bar and very private
Velvet Room!

THAI ME uP
244 Ponsonby Rd (09) 376-9909

VERonA
169 K’Rd (09) 307-0508
Celebrating 20 years on K’Rd.
Open 10am till late seven days
with intimate booths live music,
gourmet food, cocktails &
organic tap beer.

THE WInDSoR CASTLE
144 Parnell Rd (09) 356-3650
Established in 1847, one of
Auckland’s earliest surviving
hotels serving gastro pub food
in a comfortable, unpretentious
environment.

AuCKLANd EAtEriES
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CHRISTCHURCH gIg gUIde
Wed 03
Jam SeSSion
Becks Southern Alehouse
Jane WiShart
8.30PM, The Brewery
LorD neW
ZeaLanD tour
8PM, UCSA Foundry Bar, $10
Phoney Dog eP
reLeaSe tour W/
antheSiac & FrienDS
8PM, Dux Live
Thu 04
BoDy FeStivaL:
SiLent DiSco
Dance-O-Mat
Kate anaStaSiou
8PM, Clink
oPShoP - the “hitS
& giggLeS” tour W/
BrenDhan Lovegrove
8PM, Dux Live
SuPerFooD
Wunderbar, Lyttleton
the muSic iS BonD…
JameS BonD
CBS Canterbury Arena
Fri 05
Beach BreaKS
W/D DJ DmanD
Pierside Cafe & Bar
DJ DaLe
8PM, Club 604
Kate anaStaSiou
5PM, The Astro Lounge
PauL uBana JoneS &
tony maJDaLani
Hilltop Tavern
the BLue oneSieS’
PLumS eP reLeaSe ShoW
9.30PM, Darkroom
the riot act
8PM, Wunderbar, $5
the ShameLeSS FeW
8PM, Ciburb Bar
SaT 06
BattLe oF the
BanDS - JaZZ
8PM, New Brighton
Ampitheatre, $45
canDyLanD
7PM, Wunderbar, $5
DouBLe trouBLe
7.30PM, The Woolston Club
Dr SancheZ
6PM, The Astro Lounge
FamouS FeW
7.30PM, The Stock Exchange
mana Whanau
10PM, The Brewery
metaL-Soc PreSent
their octoBer Big BaSh
8PM, Dux Live
ScareD ScriPtLeSS
10.15PM, Court Theatre, $16
StuDio 54
10.30PM, Pegasus Arms
the cryStaL Set
9PM, Becks Southern Alehouse
Sun 07
Kate anaStaSiou
3PM, No 4
marK & BrenDan
7.30PM, The Brewery
meL ParSonS
8.30PM, Dux Live
nataLie eLmS
6PM, The Astro Lounge
WiLLie mcarthur
4PM, Ciburb Bar
Mon 08
an intimate evening
W/ ricK WaKeman
7PM, Aurora Centre, $125
Kate anaStaSiou
8PM, The Monday Room
nuttin triviaL
- QuiZ night
6.30PM, Pierside Cafe
Tue 09
WiLLie oPen mic
7PM, Alvarado’s
WiLL FroSt
12PM, Ad Lib Cafe & Deli
Wed 03
oPen DecK night
Copa Bar, Dunedin
Thu 04
a taSte oF Summer
Mrs Parker & Friends, Gisborne
cLaP cLaP riot
nationWiDe tour
W/ SPeciaL gueStS
The Royal, Palmerston North
mattheW PicKering
W/ neW vinyL anD
reBecca SchoFieLD
8PM, Fairfeld House, Nelson, $10
meL ParSonS & the
rhythm KingS
The Free House, Nelson
rhythm & aLPS
SounDchecK
Union Hall, University
of Otago, Dunedin
the cLaSSic hitS
acouStic church
tour 2012: aniKa,
Boh & hoLLie
7PM, St John’s Cathedral,
Napier, $67.50
Fri 05
1814
Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui
Don mcgLaShan
The Meteor, Hamilton
French For raBBitS
8PM, Whanganui Savage
Club Hall, Whanganui, $10
LeFt or right auStraLia
tour FunDraiSer ShoW
12 Below, Dunedin
Phoney Dog eP
reLeaSe tour
Albert Town Tavern, Wanaka
the cLaSSic hitS
acouStic church
tour 2012: aniKa,
Boh & hoLLie
7PM, All Saints Church,
Palmerston North
the Shot BanD
The Boathouse, Nelson
uPPer hutt PoSSe
- DecLaration oF
reSiStance aLBum
tour 2012
9PM, Billiards Ballroom
Saloon, Whangarei, $10
SaT 06
1814
Kaiah Bar, Rotorua
BLacKLiSteD
Void, Hamilton
DeD SParroWS,
Sonic teD, DinoSaur
Santuary, aStro
chiLDren
9PM, Refuel, Dunedin
heteroDox recorDing
FunDraiSer
9PM, The Cabana, Napier
mattheW PicKering - uP
at the BunKerS reLeaSe
Harbour St Theatrette, Oamaru
one viBe… Summer
rhythm ShoW
Denbigh Hotel, Feilding
Phoney Dog eP
reLeaSe tour
12 Below, Dunedin
ryan KerShaW on tour
The Royal, Palmerston North
taStyBroWn aLBum
tour Feat. SouLovuS
The Basement Bar, New Plymouth
the mayhem &
miracLeS tWerK tour
Boiler Room, Whakatane
yeBiiSu
9PM, Mangawhai Tavern,
Mangawhai, $10
Sun 07
BLacKLiSteD
The Badcave, Palmerston North
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throW it to the
Fire & FrienDS
8PM, Bodega
Fri 05
cLaP cLaP riot
nationWiDe tour
W/ SPeciaL gueStS
Bodega
cuDa SiSterS
have LanDeD
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5
eviL geniuS recorDS
FirSt BirthDay
WeeKenD ceLeBrationS
Evil Genius Records
FiSh n chiP FriDay W/
emiLy FairLight & BanD
Burgundy Room
get the Sun aFro
Latin FieSta
6PM, Newtown Community
Centre, $10
KaraoKe DicK
9PM, Burgundy Room
LoS JineteroS
10PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
J’viLLe city nightS, So
LaiD BacK country,
SunShine Suite,
the av Suite
9PM, Meow
nZSm FirDay
Lunchtime concert:
coLin hemmingSen
NzSM Concert Hall
Wed 03
cure moteL, rueBen
Stone hit Factory, neW
hang uPS [meLBourne]
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5
hDSPnS eP reLeaSe
9PM, San Francisco
Bath House, $5
Kroon For your Kai
7PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
tuneS oF i W/ the
no ProBLemoS
Bodega
Thu 04
BanDeoKe
8PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
emma Davey & the
monKS oF cooL
8PM, Hotel Bristol
Jimmy garDen
8PM, Meow, $10
Late Lounge: the
Shot BanD
The Dowse Art Museum
ShaKahn W/ SuPPort
From SPooK the horSeS
8PM, San Francisco
Bath House, $10
the WanteD SeSSionS:
Ping Pong country
8PM, Mighty Mighty
the PauL SaKer-
norriSh trio
4PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
thee mighty eviL
BirthDay Party
9PM, Mighty Mighty
theSe rough noteS
Te Papa
Sun 07
imProv cage match
7PM, Circa Theatre, $18
LouiS BaKer
Evil Genius Records
PauL uBana JoneS &
tony maJDaLani
Downstage Theatre
recovery SeSSioonS
3PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
the cLaSSic hitS
acouStic church
tour 2012 : aniKa,
Boh & hoLLie
8PM, Old St Paul’s, $67.50
the trouBLeS
8PM, Meow
Tue 09
neKromantix
8PM, Bodega
tahuna BreaKS
9PM, San Francisco Bath House
SaT 06
an intimate evening
W/ ricK WaKeman
7PM, Wellington Town Hall, $75
BeLLa caJon
10PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
BLacK SPiDer StomP
Hashigo zake
caPitaL chaoS
3PM, Medusa, $15
eviL geniuS’ 1St
BirthDay Party With
nuDge, the mantarayS,
DeLaney DaviDSon
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $10
iKoniKa, riKi gooch,
Benny toneS,
eStere, LrD Jxn
10PM, San Francisco
Bath House, $20
the cLaSSic hitS
acouStic church
tour 2012: aniKa,
Boh & hoLLie
7PM, Old St Paul’s, $67.50
the heavy croonerS
The Glasshouse Bar, Upper Hutt
the minor FaLL, the
BrooKS, monty BevinS
9PM, Meow, $5
WeLLINgTON gIg gUIde
AUCkLANd gIg gUIde
ShiT WorTh doinG
Wed 03
BucKet Boy: a neW
PLay By aShton BroWn
anD Kat gLaSS
7PM, The Basement Studio
conch recorDS
5PM, The Britomart Country Club
creative JaZZ cLuB
8PM, 1885 Basement, $10
Dirty Diana
7PM, Chapel Bar
grant marShaLL
& nigeL Love
5PM, Sale St
mayavanya
6PM, Racket
Thu 04
acouStic thurSDay
Ft. John eDWarDS
5PM, Northern SteamShip
acouStic thurSDay
W/ eLi
7PM, Neighbourhood
acouStic thurSDayS
With WayLon
7PM, Nuffeld St.
BucKet Boy: a neW
PLay By aShton BroWn
anD Kat gLaSS
7PM, The Basement Studio, $20
cian
6PM, Commons
ermehn - traineD
to KiLL aLBum
reLeaSe Party
The Lounge Bar
FunK me aLL night Long
8PM, The Corner Store
generaL Lee
7PM, Chapel Bar
imagine thiS
8PM, Snapdragon
JaSon eLi
6PM, Commons
LyraKiLL
9PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar
oLD SchooL DJS:
murray cammicK,
manueL BunDy
6PM, Racket
roByn
Powerstation
root DoWn With
FranK BooKer
6PM, Tyler Street Garage
SeLecta Sam anD
grant Kearney
6PM, Sale St
ShaKe, Stir anD Sing
7PM, THe Windsor Castle
SteLLa Brennan
exhiBition oPening
SuZie goroDi
Screening
5PM, Audio Foundation
the Wax WorKS: t-rice
5PM, The Britomart Country Club
tiLL Death uS Do
Party W/ gueStS
The Kings Arms
tiDo
6PM, Everybodys
tina turntaBLeS
7PM, Libertine
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#JuSayin PreSentS:
FeW chur LaB,
mFP, chriStoPh eL
truento, Si reS
9PM, Rakino’s Cafe, $10
aDam, aLiaS
9PM, Snapdragon
anDy
6PM, Commons
anthony Stretch
8PM, De Post
BLacKLiSteD
10PM, Whammy Bar
Brett PoLLey
7PM, Merchant Bar
BucKet Boy: a neW
PLay By aShton BroWn
anD Kat gLaSS
7PM, The Basement Studio, $20
come DoWn KiD
eP reLeaSe
Wine Cellar
DaviD Shanhun
7PM, Goode Brothers
DaviD Shanhun
9PM, Florries
DouBLe Dutch
5PM, Chapel Bar
DyLan c
5PM, The Britomart Country Club
eDDie manuKau
8PM, Basalt
goon
8PM, Backbeat Bar
JaSon KyLe, normSKi
6PM, Northern SteamShip
Kara gorDon & the
WrecKage aLBum
reLeaSe ShoW
Galatos
KirK JameS, tDK
6PM, Racket
Lo Key
6PM, La zeppa Kitchen
magiK SeSSionS
9PM, Ginger Minx
marK tronSon
8PM, Moretons Bar
Pat 4 PreSiDent
8PM, Elephant Wrestler
mr aDam
6PM, Libertine
nigeL Love, Dan v
6PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar
onny KauLima
10PM, 1885 Basement
rhythm & StyLe
5PM, Sale St
rhythm & vineS
SounDchecK
Vector Arena
r&v SounDchecK
aFterParty
1885 Britomart
roSe aLice
6PM, Nuffeld St.
SoLLy, JaZZ
5PM, Neighbourhood
SuBmariner, JaSon eLi
5PM, Everybodys
taKe 2
8PM, The Patriot
the FriDay BLenDer
8PM, Chapel Bar
tiDo
6PM, Commons
to Be continueD...
the unoFFiciaL
aFterParty at Be cLuB
9PM, Be Club
tSg Live With
LongBoSS, FranK
BooKer Ft LeWiS
mccaLLum
5PM, Tyler Street Garage
SaT 06
a PonSonBy inStitution
8PM, Chapel Bar
aDam
9PM, Northern SteamShip
aroha
5PM, The Britomart Country Club
BucKet Boy: a neW
PLay By aShton BroWn
anD Kat gLaSS
7PM, The Basement Studio, $20
cLaP cLaP riot
nationWiDe tour
W/ SPeciaL gueStS
9PM, Rising Sun
converSe aLL-StarS
W/ PeoPLe oF PariS,
PayDirt & more
1885 Britomart
Danno, Sam hiLL
10PM, 1885 Britomart, $10
DJ SiSter act
4PM, Chapel Bar
Don mcgLaShan
9PM, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, $32
DyLan , Zane-t
5PM, Neighbourhood
FranK BooKer
7PM, Everybodys
FranKo/Pete
7PM, Merchant Bar
gooD at Being BaD,
BaD at Being gooD
11PM, 1885 Basement
KmS, exmixKiD
9PM, Snapdragon
maSter JamS With
BenWah, SoLLy
7PM, Tyler Street Garage
metaLtoWer aLBum
reLeaSe ShoW W/
Winter DeLuge
9PM, The Thirsty Dog
muSic Box
8PM, Rickshaw Eddys
north Shore Pony cLuB
10PM, Racket
night riDeS
Rainbows End
P-money
10PM, Be Club, $5
Page3 anD DeeWhy
7PM, Sale St
Pat 4 PreSiDent
8PM, The Patriot
Sex PeSt gaytime
PcP eagLeS
9PM, Whammy Bar, $5
SPooKy
7PM, Commons
SuPanova Feat. FortaFy
Nova Night Club & Bar
SuPerviLLainS rmc
1St yr B’Day BaSh
8PM, The Kings Arms
tahuna BreaKS
The Studio
tDK, JorDan momentuS
8PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar
the Dt
8PM, De Post
tiDo
7PM, Commons
uPPer hutt PoSSe
- DecLaration oF
reSiStance aLBum
tour 2012
9PM, Verona, $10
WoLF PacK
8PM, La zeppa Kitchen
yam Jam DJS (aLL night)
7PM, Libertine
Sun 07
an intimate evening
With ricK WaKeman
7PM, Bruce Mason Theatre, $75
Britomart SunDay
Service
2PM, The Britomart Country Club
conch SunDay griLL
Ponsonby Social Club
craig anthony
2PM, Glen Eden RSA
DeeWhy anD in SeSSion
2PM, Sale St
LaDieS Day uP
12PM, The Hangar
Pat 4 PreSiDent
2PM, Merchant Bar
SunDay SeSSion With
the SentimentaL
SounD SyStem
3PM, Chapel Bar
tattLetaLe SaintS
Corelli’s Cafe
Mon 08
BLacKLiSteD
zeal
cLuB connoiSSeurS
6PM, Chapel Bar
KingS armS muSic QuiZ
9PM, The Kings Arms
viva JaZZ Quartet
7PM, Windsor Castle
Tue 09
DeirDre tarrant
9PM, Q Theatre
KingS armS QuiZ
9PM, The Kings Arms
oPen mic night at
WinDSor caStLe
8PM, Windsor Caste
temPo Dance
FeStivaL 2012
7PM, Q Theatre
tuaKana
6PM, Q Theatre
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Located in the heart of Victoria Park Market in
Freemans Bay, Sale St is a venue that encompasses
everything from an award-winning microbrewery to
Auckland’s largest deck and garden bar. What’s more,
Sale St is a hot destination for live music: DJ sets and
acoustic wind-downs on Sundays.
Private functions, themed parties, a night on the shots or
a casual night with the boys. Whatever your pleasure, 10
Bar has it going on. Slinky down the metal stairs and
follow the pounding bass line to the dance foor. Fists
in the air for dancing, hands on the bar for pool.
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7 SaLe St
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You’ll need all the luck you can get to walk out of here alive – their cocktails
are to die for! Good Luck specialises in blends based on an old Chinese annual
publication called the I Ching. There is the fresh and fruity Apricot and Vanilla
Manhattan, or try the mind-numbing Green Fairy with Absinthe and everything
in between.
GOOD LUCK BAR
126 cuBa Street


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Quay St cLuBroomS
204 Quay St (09) 357-6147
Watch the game while your
girlfriend goes dancing.

VICTORIA PARK
SaLe St
7 Sale St (09) 307-8148
A unique collection of spaces -
award-winning microbrewery,
bistro dining, dance foor with
live music, celebrated garden
bar and very private Velvet
Room!

La ZePPa Kitchen & Bar
37 Drake St (09) 379-8167
Focuses on the fact that people
want to enjoy each other’s
company with a great glass of
wine and tasty plates, without
the constraints of having to
book or have a meal at a certain
time.

LiBertine
37 Drake St (09) 929-2790
This new bar and eatery takes its
cue from the Americas, but with
an Antipodean twist. Guests can
sit and order from anywhere
within the space - plates to
share in the dining area, mains
at the bar.

the oaKroom
17 Drake 300 6313

MT EDEN
De PoSt
466 mt eden rd (09) 630-9330
Your local in the heart of Mt.
Eden with over 100 beers
available and superb food.

PARNELL
the PaDDington
117 St georges Bay rd
(09) 309-3586
A Parnell institution for sports
events, craft beers and superb
food with the recent addition of
top-notch live gigs.

Shanghai LiL’S
311 Parnell rd 358 0868

the WinDSor caStLe
144 Parnell rd (09) 356-3650
Established in 1847, one of
Auckland’s earliest surviving
hotels server gastro pub food in
a comfortable, unpretentious
environment.

KINGSLAND
neighBourhooD
BreWBar
498 new north rd (09) 846-3773
Nestled in the site of an old
garage and engineering shop
Neighbourhood celebrates the
craft of beer and is perfect for
after work drinks or a Sunday
session on the sun drenched
outdoor courtyard or the lounge
inside.

VIADUCT
SnaPDragon
204 Quay St (09) 357-6147
A blend of 1930s vintage
glamour and West Hollywood
lounge with a healthy shot of
private gentlemen’s club.
racKet Bar
6-10 roukai Lane (09) 309-5854
Serves everything from single-
malt whisky to cans of Double
Brown.

mexico
23 Britomart Place (09) 366-1759
Drink in the eclectic front bar
or settle into the cosy dining
area to explore the short but
compelling menu.

NEWMARKET
the cLaDDagh
372-376 Broadway (09) 522-4410
The Claddagh Irish Pub - A
slice of Ireland in the heart of
Newmarket.

CENTRAL & K’RD
Doc Bar
352 K’rd (09) 365-1800
Tues-Sat

KingS armS
59 France St (09) 373-3240

Father teD’S
originaL iriSh PuB
1 Wellesley St West
(09) 377-3144
Entertainment 7 nights a week,
with 3 big screens, pool table,
competitions & prizes, quiz,
karaoke and live music.

verona
169 K’rd (09) 307-0508
Celebrating 20 years on K’Rd.
Open 10am till late seven days
with intimate booths, live
music, gourmet food, cocktails &
organic tap beer.

Whammy Bar
179 Karangahape road

Wine ceLLar
183 K’rd 377-8293

PONSONBY
chaPeL
147 Ponsonby rd (09) 360-4528
For a quiet afternoon drink with
friends in the sun, a light bite, a la
carte dining or a great night out.

goLDen DaWn
crossroads of Ponsonby &
richmond rds
Ph (09) 376-9929

granD centraL
126 Ponsonby rd (09) 360-1260
Ponsonby’s longest serving bar
with live music/DJ 7 nights. 2 for
1 happy hour & licensed to 5am.

JuLeP
152 Ponsonby rd (09) 378-8186
PinxtoS (oPening oct)
128c Ponsonby rd
Bar*Cafe*Tapas

the PonSonBy
(BeLgian Beer caFe)
1-3 St mary’s rd (09) 376-6092
A little piece of Europe in the
heart of Ponsonby. The perfect
spot to kick start the weekend,
for an intimate dinner or a
refreshing after-work beverage...

BRITOMART
1885 - Britomart
27 galway St (09) 551 3100
Nightclub upstairs. Cocktail
lounge downstairs. Home to
Auckland’s biggest club nights.

agentS & merchantS
6-10 roukai Lane (09) 309-5854
Seasonal lunch meals and late-
night tapas served in a small
cobblestone alleyway.

the Britomart
SociaL cLuB
31 galway St (09) 303-2541
A garden bar in the middle of
the city. Comes with a mini golf
lawn, cocktail jugs and vinyl-
only DJs.

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Wed 14 nov Meteor Theatre, Hamilton
thu 15 nov Victoria Theatre, Auckland
Fri 16 nov Mayfair, New Plymouth
Sat 17 nov The Paddington, Auckland
thu 22 nov San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
Fri 23 nov Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui
Sun 25 nov Ascension Wine
Estate, Matakana
thu 29 nov The Osti, Waiheke Island
Fri 30 nov Sammy’s, Dunedin
Sat 01 Dec Dux Live, Christchurch
thu 13 Dec San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
Fri 14 Dec The Powerstation, Auckland
GRIZZLY BEAR (US)
tue 20 nov The Opera
House, Wellington
Wed 21 nov Bruce Mason
Centre, Auckland
THE GUNSLINGER’S BALL
thu 18 oct Cabana, Napier
Fri 19 oct Bodega, Wellington
Sat 20 oct The Mayfair, New Plymouth
Sun 21 oct Gravity, Hamilton
Fri 26 oct The Powerstation, Auckland
Sat 27 oct Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
HOMEGROWN
Sat 02 mar Wellington Waterfront
HOT CHELLE RAE (US)
thu 18 oct TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Sat 20 oct Vector Arena, Auckland
HYPERPOTAMUS (ES)
Wed 03 oct Cabana, Napier
Fri 05 oct Mighty Mighty, Wellington
JAY SEAN (UK)
Sun 21 oct Telstra Clear Pacifc
Events Centre, Auckland
LAGWAGON (US)
Wed 12 Dec San Fran
Bathhouse, Wellington
thu 13 Dec Kings Arms, Auckland
LA DE DA FESTIVAL 2012
Sun 30 Dec - mon 31 Dec Daisybank
Farm, Martinborough
LINKIN PARK (US)
thu 21 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland
LORD (AU)
Wed 03 oct The Foundry, Christchurch
thu 04 oct 12 Below, Dunedin
Fri 05 oct Kings Arms, Auckland
Sat 06 oct Bodega, Wellington
MINISTRY OF SALSA
Sat 24 nov Studio, Auckland
COROMANDEL GOLD 2012
Sun 30 Dec - mon 31 Dec
Ohuka Farm, Whitianga
tue 15 Jan Studio, Auckland
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
thu 11 oct - Sun 27 oct
Maidment Theatre, Auckland
DEVO, SIMPLE MINDS &
THE CHURCH
Sat 15 Dec Villa Maria Estate, Auckland
DON MCGLASHAN
thu 04 oct Events Centre, Carterton
Fri 05 oct Fringe Festival, Hamilton
Sat 06 oct Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh
ED SHEERAN (UK)
Fri 08 mar TSB Arena, Wellington
Sat 09 mar Vector Arena, Auckland

thu 25 oct Studio, Auckland
Fri 26 oct Studio, Auckland
EMMYLOU HARRIS (US)
Sun 18 nov Vector Arena
(Theatre Mode), Auckland
EVERCLEAR (US)
Wed 17 oct Juice Bar, Auckland
thu 18 oct Studio, Auckland
EVERMORE
Fri 26 oct Juice Bar, Auckland
Sat 27 oct Bodega, Wellington
EXODUS
Sat 31 Dec Te Tumu Kaituna
Reserve, Papamoa Beach
GOMEZ (UK)
tue 23 oct The Powerstation, Auckland
Wed 24 oct The Opera
House, Wellington
ALABAMA SHAKES(US)
tue 15 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland
ALESTORM (UK)
thu 24 Jan The Kings Arms, Auckland
AMANDA PALMER (US)
Sun 27 Jan Q Theatre, Auckland
Wed 30 Jan San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
mon 14 Jan The Powerstation,
Auckland
ANIKA MOA, BOH RUNGA &
HOLLIE SMITH
thu 04 oct St John’s Cathedral, Napier
Fri 05 oct All Saints Anglican
Church, Palmerston North
Sat 06 oct Old St Paul’s, Wellington
Sun 07 oct Old St Paul’s, Wellington
Wed 10 oct St Andrew’s On
Liardet, New Plymouth
thu 11 oct Chapel of Christ
The King, Hamilton
Fri 12 oct Holy Trinity
Cathedral, Auckland
Sat 13 oct Holy Trinity, Tauranga
Sun 14 oct Civic Theatre, Rotorua
Wed 17 oct St Michael & All
Angels, Christchurch
thu 18 oct St Michael & All
Angels, Christchurch
Fri 19 oct Knox Church, Dunedin
Sat 20 oct First Presbyterian
Church, Invercargill
BAND OF HORSES (US)
tue 15 Jan Town Hall, Wellington
Wed 16 Jan Town Hall, Auckland
BATHS (US)
Wed 14 nov Whammy Bar, Auckland
thu 15 nov San Fran Bath
House, Wellington

Fri 02 nov Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh
Sat 03 nov Bodega, Wellington
BEN HARPER (US)
Sat 03 nov Michael Fowler
Centre, Wellington
mon 05 nov ASB Theatre, Auckland
BILL BAILEY (UK)
Wed 03 oct ASB Theatre, Auckland
thu 04 oct ASB Theatre, Auckland
BILLY BRAGG (UK)
Fri 12 oct Town Hall, Auckland
Sat 13 oct The Opera
House, Wellington
Sun 14 oct Otago Festival Of The Arts
tue 16 oct Aurora Centre, Christchurch
THE BLACK KEYS (US)
Sat 03 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
mon 05 nov TSB Bank
Arena, Wellington

thu 29 nov Trusts Stadium, Auckland
BLUES CONTROL (US)
Sat 06 oct Snake Pit, Auckland
Sun 07 oct The Dark
Room, Christchurch
tue 09 oct Russian Frost
Farmers, Wellington
BOYZ II MEN (US)
Sun 02 Dec The Opera
House, Wellington
mon 03 Dec Pettigrew
Green Arena, Napier
tue 04 Dec Logan Campbell
Centre, Auckland
Wed 05 Dec Claudelands
Arena, Hamilton
CALVIN HARRIS, MAJOR
LAZER & BASSNECTAR (US)
Fri 30 nov ASB Showgrounds, Auckland
THE CIVIL WARS
tue 19 mar St James
Theatre, Wellington
thu 21 mar Holy Trinity
Cathedral, Auckland
CLAP CLAP RIOT
thu 04 oct The Royal,
Palmerston North
Fri 05 oct Bar Bodega, Wellington
Sat 06 oct Rising Sun, Auckland
CLIFF RICHARD (UK)
Sat 26 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland
mon 28 Jan TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
thu 31 Jan CBS Canterbury
Arena, Christchurch
COLDPLAY (UK)
Sat 10 nov Mt Smart
Stadium, Auckland
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TAHUNA BREAKS
Sat 13 oct The Colombo, Christchurch
Fri 05 oct San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
Sat 06 oct Studio, Auckland
Sat 20 oct Founders
Heritage Park, Nelson
Sat 06 oct The Powerstation, Auckland
THE UKULELE FESTIVAL
Sat 01 Dec Trusts Stadium, Auckland
VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND
MUSIC AWARDS
thu 01 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
thu 01 nov - Sun 16 Dec The
Stardome, Auckland
Fri 11 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland
WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A
PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
Sat 10 nov - Sun 03 Feb
Auckland Art Gallery
RIVAL STATE
Fri 12 oct Rising Sun Auckland
Sat 13 oct The Mayfair, New Plymouth
Sat 02 nov Bodega, Wellington
thu 04 oct The Powerstation, Auckland
RUSSELL BRAND (UK)
Wed 28 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
RYAN KERSHAW BAND
Sat 06 oct The Royal,
Palmerston North
Sat 20 oct The Kings Arms, Auckland
Sat 27 oct Red Eye, Whangarei
SHOW ME SHORTS
FILM FESTIVAL
thu 01 nov - Sun 11 nov
Capitol Cinema, Auckland
thu 01 nov - Sun 11 nov
Pukekohe Cinema, Auckland
thu 01 nov - Sun 11 nov
Matakana Cinema, Auckland
thu 01 nov - Sun 11 nov Waiheke
Island Community Cinema, Auckland
thu 08 nov - Sun 18 nov
Paramount Cinema, Wellington
thu 08 nov - Sun 18 nov
Rialto Cinema, Dunedin
thu 15 nov - Sun 25 nov Bay
City Cinemas, Tauranga
thu 15 nov - Sun 25 nov The
Regal Cinema, Twizel
thu 03 nov - Sun 13 Jan The
Monkey House, Whitianga
SIX60
Sat 17 nov ASB Theatre, Auckland
Wed 17 oct The Powerstation,
Auckland
SMOKE DZA (US)
thu 15 nov Hard Luck Cafe, Auckland
Fri 16 nov Bodega, Wellington
STEEL PANTHER (US)
tue 02 oct The Powerstation, Auckland
Fri 14 Dec Town Hall, Wellington
Sat 15 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland
MUMFORD & SONS (UK)
Fri 02 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
Sun 03 nov Town Hall, Wellington
Sun 04 nov Town Hall, Wellington
tue 06 nov CBS Canterbury
Arena, Christchurch
MUSIC AT MOJO
thu 11 oct Mojo Invincible,
Wellington (Saxess)
NEKROMANTIX (DEN)
tue 09 oct Bodega, Wellington
Wed 10 oct Kings Arms, Auckland
NICKELBACK (US)
Fri 30 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
Sat 24 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
NIGHTWISH (FI)
tue 08 Jan Studio, Auckland
NORTHERN BASS FESTIVAL
Sun 30 Dec - mon 31 Dec Mangawhai
NZ INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
Wed 17 oct - Wed 31 oct Masterton
OWL CITY (US)
Fri 16 nov The Powerstation, Auckland
PARACHUTE FESTIVAL 2013
Fri 25 Jan - Sun 27 Jan
Mystery Creek, Hamilton
PARKWAY DRIVE (AUS)
Wed 12 Dec Logan Campbell
Centre, Auckland
PAT BENATAR, AMERICA
AND MORE…
Sat 16 Feb The Amphitheatre, Taupo
Sun 17 Feb Matakana Country
Park, Matakana, North Auckland
Sat 23 Feb Gibbston Valley
Winery, Queenstown
PAUL DI’ANNO & BLAZE
BAYLEY (UK)
Fri 07 Dec Bodega, Wellington
Sat 08 Dec The Kings Arms, Auckland
PRETTY LIGHTS (US)
thu 31 Jan San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
Fri 01 Feb Studio, Auckland
THE PRETTY THINGS (UK)
tue 11 Dec The Powerstation, Auckland
RADIOHEAD (UK)
tue 06 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (US)
Sun 13 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland
mon 03 Dec Town Hall, Auckland
RHYS DARBY
Wed 03 oct CBS Arena, Christchurch
RHYTHM & ALPS
Fri 28 Dec - Sat 29 Dec Terrace
Downs, Christchurch
RHYTHM & ALPS
SOUNDCHECK
thu 04 oct Union Hall, Dunedin
RHYTHM & VINES
Sat 29 Dec - mon 31 Dec
Waiohika Estate, Gisborne
Fri 05 oct Vector Arena, Auckland
RICK WAKEMAN (UK)
Sat 06 oct Town Hall, Wellington
Sun 07 oct Bruce Mason
Centre, Auckland
mon 08 oct Aurora Centre,
Christchurch
UPCOMINg TOURS & eVeNTS
TourS & evenTS
Antony And CleopAtrA. Sid and nancy. Brad and Ange. History
is flled with comical and infamous duos, their names synonymous with
a past flled with intrigue and mystery. tim and eric is not such a couple,
but they have left behind a legacy that makes them the unsung heroes of
the comedy world.
How tim Heidecker and eric Wareheim began their comedy quest is like
their sketches: bizarre and surreal. tim’s version of events recounts that
they “met in the dorms at temple University. eric leaned a big garbage
can on my door, knocked and took off. I opened and I got a nice helping
of pizza boxes, soda cans, and bong water at my feet. After that we were
close friends.”
eric recalls the event differently, saying the pair got “yelled at by our
communications professor for cracking each other up” at names they
had created for their frst band, including tGIF, devil’s eyeland and the
tim Heidecker Masterpiece.
the pair is most famous for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! an
American sketch comedy tV series that has been a permanent fxture
from 2007 until 2010, and has seen comedy greats such as Will Ferrell,
John C reilly and Zach Galifanakis feature. the show, which used
surrealistic and often satirical humour, bizarre faux commercials and
public access television style music acts, began as a small project on
Cartoon network’s Adult Swim comedy block and the project grew into
fve successful seasons.
the quirky creators of the show described it as “the nightmare version
of television”, with eric saying it is the dark side to the light-hearted,
albeit unusual show that makes it a hit. “I think people are very scared
and very disturbed by [the show]”. He noted that the pair draws
equal humour from the awkwardness of The Offce as they do from the
awkwardness of david lynch’s flms.
tim goes on to say that as the series went on, “the darkness grew in us”,
from a place that was touched upon with their short-lived animated
series tom Goes to the Mayor, which caught the attention of network
executives behind Adult Swim.
“there was always uncomfortableness and awkwardness. our frst
entrance into doing this professionally was writing a weekly cartoon. It
was a cartoon, so anything could happen, so a lot of awful, dark, fucked-
up things happened, because they made us laugh. When you’re doing 30
episodes of something, you start thinking, ‘Well, what if he explodes?’”
even throughout their feature flm Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie –
the story of two guys (tim and eric playing themselves) who receive $1
billion to make a movie and instead waste it on ridiculous ventures –
shares the same comedy vein.
“Awkward moments are. . . very much our thing,” eric says, when
describing what makes their comedy unique. “It’s the moments when
things go really dark and you shouldn’t be laughing that I like the most.
like the scene in This Is Spinal Tap when Christopher Guest leaves the
band and Michael McKean is reacting to it.”
now, the duo is fnally bringing their humour to Kiwi audiences in a live
version of the Awesome Show. described as a sketch comedy-rock concert
with short flms, the show has already delighted fans around the globe,
with shows selling out in the UK and US.
“We try to make it very theatrical, and fun and musical and, y’know,
weird,” says tim of the show. “It’s sort of like a fan club meeting where
we all get to be weird and hang out.
“people who go to the shows seem to fnd themselves to be a little in
the minority amongst other people they know, so for them to be able to
congregate with each other... it’s a nice place maybe to meet a girlfriend.
What kind of girlfriend you’d meet is another matter entirely.”
COMEDY’S OUTCASTS TAKE CENTRE STAGE iN
THEiR HEADLiNiNG LiVE SHOW.
See them Live: TiM & ERiC
Sat 06 oct THE POWERSTATiON, AUCKLAND
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Need for Speed is one of the most enduring
racing game franchises in the history of the
industry. Since the frst, way back in 1994, the
franchise has spanned dozens of platforms, nine
studios, and is about to mark its 19th iteration. In
a highly transient industry, that’s no mean feat:
gamer tastes change and the market is constantly
looking for something fresh – often casting aside
everything that came before it in the search for
the “new cool”.
While the core interaction of car and road has
remained intact throughout the series, EA
nevertheless haven’t been afraid to reinvent the
franchise from time to time.
The latest game in the Need for Speed series, Need
for Speed: Most Wanted, is a return to open-world
gameplay, developed by seasoned racing game
makers Criterion. Like Criterion’s previous game,
Burnout Paradise, the game’s open world is full
of challenges for you to frst discover, and then
complete. Here, they take the form of cars you’ll
fnd dotted around the map at “jack spots”, each
of which has its own unique set of missions to
complete.
Burnout’s “Easy Drive” feature tracks which of
the challenges you’ve completed – and which
you haven’t – and also helps you track which cars
you’ve found, plus it gives you a start-of-game
recap feature to help remind you where you’re up
to when starting a new session.
Everything works the way you think it should
and every car has its own, unique, pre-event
introduction camera sequence. It all looks and
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most assuredly is.
Interestingly, every version of the game, on every
platform, has a universal (powered by Origin) login
system, allowing you to continue to amass speed
points (the measure used to determine who is
Most Wanted) from multiple locations, should you
wish to. There’s also a PC version, which will take
advantage of modern PC-only technologies like
DirectX 11 and high resolutions.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is headed to PC,
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita on
November 2. Look out for our full review soon.
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What’s the ethos of your store/clothing line?
I love black. You can’t fail with black. I love
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My own personal style is classic silhouettes with
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Which historical fgure had some wicked style?
Sid and Nancy.
What muso/celebrity has style up the wazoo?
I still don’t know which part of the human
anatomy we label the “wazoo”, but I would
have to say Grace Jones. This gorgeous creature
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her sixties. I love her aesthetic and how she has
not let herself go. It almost makes up for the fact
she is still friends with Naomi Campbell.
Society’s biggest fashion faux-pas?
Ugg boots and Crocs, using yolo, fanny packs,
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bling. All these things make me long for the
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Stripes. Stripes seem to always hold a place in
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colours/patterns big this season?
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That perfect pair of ftting pants for those special
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I recommend you trawl ASOS for some good
options for this coming spring/summer.
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A decent ftting bra. I still have models that turn
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ladies.
everyone should own at least one good…
I was going to say husband, but everyone keeps
telling me these aren’t possessions, so instead I
am going to say a coat. You fnd the perfect coat
and you can’t go wrong in life. True story.
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JordAn ArtS letS oUt a short, sharp laugh, his voice vibrating
the speakers on my phone. He’s just spent the last few minutes trying to
convince me that Kids of 88 have grown up. He uses the concept of a house
party to convey the idea, saying their high-energy, “down and dirty in a
club” sound was making them “that guy” of the metaphoric party.
“Musically, we wanted to be taken seriously a bit more. It’s a reaction to the
frst album where it had got to the point where you’d end up being a kind
of alcoholic. you turn up to have a good time then it gets out of control. We
want to be the party animal that knows when to call it.”
their new album, Modern love, is about Kids of 88 departing from their
previous high-energy synthetic dance sound, opting for pop elements that
draw on classic pop records in order to achieve a sense of longevity. the
kind of guy you will keep inviting back to the hypothetical party.
“now, you can let us loose in your house,” Jordan says, before quickly
adding, “but don’t turn your back on us for too long. We wont take all your
alcohol – just the nice stuff.”
their frst two singles, ‘lala’ and ‘tucan’, adhere to this intention. While
throbbing with a catchy hook, both songs shy away from the electronic
‘80s sound, instead opting for an upbeat, lyrically driven piece.
His fellow Kid, Sam McCarthy, says this time, making an album wasn’t
just about creating sounds “that were hot for a short period of time” or
songs that “catered to horny teens”.
“We wanted to channel the broader sound and open up our spectrum a bit,
encapsulate more people in pop music that we were into.”
While they won’t reveal what the songs on the album are about per say, the
main themes no longer involve girls tearing their clothes off, but explore
the “real world and having a positive outlook”.
“the main themes were a sense of realism, a sense of community and a
positive way forward, particularly around the planet and strange events,”
says Sam, before Jordan yells overtop “oh my god, 2012!”, proving they
can’t be serious for more than fve minutes.
Kids of 88 (now Kidsof88) began as Incursa, the winning band of the
Smokefreerockquest in 2004, founded by long-time high school friends
Sam and Jordan. Fast-forward to 2011 and Kids of 88 released their debut
album Sugarpills, which blew up across the airwaves. their singles ‘Just
a little Bit’ earned the band two new Zealand Music Awards for Single of
the year and C4 Best Music Video.
Between albums, the band took the opportunity to get in some overseas
time, traveling back and forth to the US and Australia, all the while refus-
ing to rest on the success of their initial explosion.
“Ah…I gave those awards to my parents,” says Sam. “I feel funny having
the them around. I suppose it means you go, ‘don’t worry, if all else fails
you still have a gold-pated record’, but if you can’t see that then you can
move forward.”
the boys quickly went into hibernation to get a “solid second record” out
in 2012. But with their boyish energy, it was hard to keep them contained.
“[Hibernation] results in going absolutely insane,” laughs Sam, “so it also
concentrated our mental imbalance being inside too long with each other.
When you are trying to focus on making something and with the pressure
you do go a bit nuts, but it helped breed a few songs that made it to the album.”
the success of the frst album did enable the pair to have greater creative
control over how their sound was communicated in the form of a studio,
Creature Club, in Auckland. this may be a room in Sam’s fat, but it was
still a step towards “forging a formula for ourselves to consistently create
good music”. However, with the studio located so close to his bed (two
metres across the hall) it required a lot of focus and hard work, as well as
some motivational dressing tips.
“I read this thing by nick Cave,” explains Sam, “he combated [the lack of
focus] by getting dressed up in a suit everyday and going to work – even
though his work was working on a song.
“We tried to have formal Fridays and we would get dressed up in suits
like we were gong to our offce, but it turns out I was the only one who got
dressed up suit to walk across my hallway so that didn’t work out.”
looking over the physical Cds as they arrive during our interview, the boys
refect on the last year of hard work to make a successful sophomore sound
– and while they speak of the emotional depth the overall feel of the album
has, they have still retained their sense of fun and passion for good times.
“I think some of the songs seem serious,” says Jordan, “but if we told you
what they were about you’d think, ‘oh yeah, still the same old guys having
a bloody laugh.”
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