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So, Apple is holding an event on Tue 23 Oct… Could this be them putting to rest the rumours and unveiling the iPad Mini? Recently leaked reports are claiming that this upcoming ‘event’ will reveal a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad possibly called an iPad Mini. There has been speculation for a few months now that the company is planning to get on the Google and Amazon bandwagon and create their own smaller tablet like device. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. In the mean time the new generation iPods have been released in NZ with of new features including new colours, larger display screens, the new design EarPods and aluminum shells.

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Wilco hae been annouced in the first round of acts for next year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia and we have managed to convince the band to jump the ditch and play some tunes while they’re on our side of the world. They will hit the New Zealand for two shows, playing Wellington and Auckland next April.
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The winners have been announced for Red Bull Doodle Art, an on-campus doodling competition that “saved students from the everlasting boredom of long lectures for two weeks.” Auckland University’s Anna Northey took out first place with the grand prize of a personalized Red Bull fridge skinned with her doodle, and a year’s supply of the energy drink. The second place winner won a tray of Red Bull and all winners received a canvas recreation of their artwork. You can see the winning doodles at redbull.co.nz.

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Barry Gibb, surviving member of the Bee Gees, will perform at the 2013 Mission Estate Concert in February next year in honour of his brothers and a lifetime of music. Gibb will headline the annual event which will feature American singer/ songwriter Carole King and the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. Mission Estate Chief Executive Peter Holley says: “I’m delighted that Barry Gibb has chosen to pay tribute to his brothers at the Mission Estate Concert. We’ve been making wine here for over 160 years, and holding concerts for the last 21 years. This promises to be one of the most memorable occasions in all that time, and will be a special night to remember.”
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Smash Mouth have been forced to postpone their New Zealand show that was set for this week. The promoter, Big Apachee, is currently in the process of rescheduling the tour for March next year. New dates will be announced and on sale in the coming weeks. Tickets purchased for shows will remain valid for the rescheduled 2013 dates or refunds are available from the point of purchase.

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In the very early 90’s the UK record label XL Recordings released two albums from a set of Harlequin dressed ravers named The Prodigy. It’s nearly fifteen years since the release of their third and most successful album to date Fat Of The Land. To mark the occasion it’s being re-released and enhanced with an “added fat” CD of new mixes. These new retakes include Noisia on ‘Smack My Bitch Up’, Zeds Dead on ‘Breathe’ and Alvin Risk on ‘Firestarter’ amongst others. Expect a digital release early December and for the wax junkies it will be available as a special 4-track vinyl.

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NZ On Air have announced The Almighty Johnsons, 7 Days and a variety of new and returning TV programming will receive funding for new seasons next year. In the latest funding round a third season of The Almighty Johnsons has been granted a whopping $6.9 million after a near axe after season two. 7 Days got the green light to return with a grant of $760,000, along with First Crossings, Polyfest 2013, and Anzac Day commemorative programmes that will receive smaller grants.

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New Year’s Eve. It’s a time of getting drunk, hanging out in tents, bonding with your mates, and using the camping lifestyle as an excuse not to shower. If Mother Earth, creativity, dance, music and culture is your thing check out this cool kid on the block: Luminate. Luminate is an earth-friendly festival of music, dance, art and culture with a focus on environmental sustainability, intentional community, knowledge sharing, creativity and inspiration. Returning for its sixth year in 2013, the festival runs for eight days, with five zones of music packed full of international and Kiwi artists, not to mention zones of workshops to inspire and empower you. This is one for the kids too, not just rowdy “kids” and features family-friendly activities such as the juggle-poi-toy circus zone, lively market, organic food, healing hub, enlightening movies, and plenty of activities for the younger ones. In terms of music, Luminate offers a broad diversity of acts. The E-Zone (not to be confused with the drug) is all about electronic music. The artist are selected and collated by Christchurch and Tasman districts own DJs Josh Tasman and Subminimal, who aim to bring a wide range of those making waves in the dance scene. If relaxing is more your thing, head to the Chillout Zone, a place to lounge around with a cup of chai tea and listen to the soothing sounds in a communal area filled with warm hospitality as well as blankets. But if indigenous cultures are more your thing, learn a new skill such as the pounding rhythm of African drums, or the Aboriginal didgeridoo. This zone creates a wonderland of music and dance harking back to our ancestors around the heat of a bonfire. When you’re ears are not getting their fill of new experiences, give the rest of your senses something to so with the Luminate workshops. These include permaculture, alternative energy, yoga, holistic health techniques, circus skills, quantum science, electronic music production, improvisation, harakeke, and lots more. At night, you can find a range of enlightening movies and docos.

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Favourite takeaway? Your wife. Favourite colour? Spangle. Favourite classic film? The Richard Simmons Air New Zealand safety video – classic. Favourite childhood memory? Waking up one morning to an amazing musical sound. It was my own voice ... yawning. It was at that moment The Vance knew he was destined for greatness. Favourite party food? The Vance doesn’t eat at a party – food and white suits don’t play harmoniously together. Favourite song? Anything off The Vance’s latest greatest hits album Falling In Love Again, Again. Favourite meal? A big plate of amphetamines.... with a cocktail olive. Favourite word? Vance. Favourite type of groupie? One with a pulse, but without a beard. Favourite body part on you? A lady. Favourite body part on someone else? My lips. Favourite venue? At the Copa... Copacabana. Favourite lyric? The Vance writes so many beautiful lyrics choosing one would be like favouring one child over another.
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One of the unique things about Luminate is that it is all about sustainability and keeping everything earth-friendly. To combat this they have composting toilets, buildings that use natural and recycled materials, eco-solutions for hot water and showers, earth oven cooking, solar power, and lots more. Surround yourself in the beauty of Canaan Downs for eight days of relaxation and new experiences. Make the most of the wide range of entertainment and workshops on offer and most importantly have fun!
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WEDNEDAY 17
SONGS TO LEAVE BEHIND
FOUNDERS HERITAGE PARK
7.30PM, $38-42

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FriDAY 19
THE GUNSLINGER’S BALL
BODEGA
8PM, $28, TICKETMAsTER.CO.Nz

Three of New Zealand’s finest singer-songwriters open themselves up to the audience in an intimate performance. First up there is heavyweight Don McGlashan, legendary front man of The Mutton Birds. With Julia Deans – whose solo career has taken off, joined by her frequent side-kick Anna Coddington.

Yea-ha cowboys and girls! Get your rootin-tootin asses down to the country musical feast at the Gunslinger’s Ball. Ok, so it’s not quite a country hoedown, but with music that straddles the musical divide between altcountry, rock, punk and folk, no doubt you’ll be feeling in the mood to kick up your heels.

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BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB
5PM

PLUM GREEN
DARKROOM
9PM

The teams behind the groovy-tastic Conch Records are putting some sizzle on your steak. While you sit down to enjoy a hearty $10 Wednesday night grill, let the crew drop some velvety vinyl beats on you from their extensive crate collection. It’ll put some groove into your Wednesday night.

Plum is an engaging and provocative performer with a gift for crushing everyone’s hearts into jelly. She creates a rich atmosphere as the mischievous story teller creates a bewitching hold over her audience. They are as if in a trance of admiration and adoration, intoxicated by her charisma and voice.

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HOT CHELLE RAE
TSB ARENA

END OF DAZE
AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY
12PM

8PM, $90, TICKETMAsTER.CO.Nz

Radio airplay darling Hot Chelle Rae are bringing their perfectly coiffed faces our way to the hordes of screaming teenage girls. Exploding onto our airwaves with ‘I Like It Like That’, they have continued to infect our minds with their catchy hooks. The boys are joined by Brit Cher Lloyd.

As the University year comes to an end, what better way to wrap it up than with a summer concert chilling out in the sun with a few brews? Showcasing some of Auckland’s best upcoming talent, End of Daze features Loui the Zu, The Wyld, Randa and Lydia Cole.

THE BEMSHA SWING
CROWN HOTEL
9PM, $10-25, DOOR sALEs ONLY

EVERCLEAR
THE STUDIO
7PM, $80, TICKETEK.CO.Nz

GIG OF ThE WEEK

After a 14 year time out, the Grammy nominated rock sensation is back. Everclear’s music was the anthem of the ‘90s with their hits ‘Heroin Girl’ and ‘Father of Mine’, proving them could deliver one hit after another. Their intimate concert is a chance to reconnect with your love of an era gone by.

After an outstanding release party for their album Against Friends and Lovers, the duo has decided to take their sound on the road at three different locations around the country. Don’t let the title fool you: these guys may look like the swing kings, but they pack a power-ballad rock ‘n’ roll hit .

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THE KINGS ARMS

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8PM, $25, EVENTfINDER.CO.Nz

WELLINGTON DUNEDIN CHRISTCHURCH

Creeping out of West Auckland like a creature of the black lagoon in 1998, 8 Foot Sativa paved a new way for New Zealand heavy metal. They have played with the big names of their genre and are just about to release their greatest hits album. The tour celebrates all things foot-stomping, neck-breaking hardcore-ness.

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SAturDAY 20
WARP 5
COHERENT
10PM, $10, DOOR sALEs ONLY

ALBUM OF ThE WEEK
TAME IMPALA
LONERISM

Set your spaceship to warp 5! One of Fatcat’s flagship events is back, sporting two party-mad Australians called Peking Duck behind the decks. There will also be a heavy serving of local talent to boot. So crank out your glow sticks, white T-shirts for the UV lights and some fluro tights and lose your shit.

TAHUNA BREAKS
FOUNDERS HERITAGE PARK
8.30PM, $20-38, DOOR sALEs

There’s a funky beat up in here, a familiar tune that sounds like summer. Tahuna Breaks forthcoming album may not be hitting the stands until 2013, but to celebrate the release of their second single ‘Smooth’, they figured, why not gig about a bit? They will also be previewing a whole bunch of unreleased tracks.

BEZERK: MASSACRE
THE STUDIO
10PM, $25-40, ITICKET.CO.Nz

This is so good it hurts… but only because it comes from a very talented bunch of Australians. Lonerism ditches some of the more organic rock elements of Tame Impala’s first full-length album, Innerspeaker, and embraces their electro-psychedelic leanings with a more powerful intent. The melodies are stronger, and that dreamy, Beatles-esque sound that they’ve cultivated has blossomed, potentially influencing younger bands still finding their way. Movement-creation caught in the act? Quite possibly so. Innerspeaker was always going to be a tough act to follow for this Perth four-piece. Cue big kudos from the likes of Pitchfork, NME, Rolling Stone, etc, and subsequently finding a frenzied fan-base who thirsted for more. You’ve got to hand it to them though: this second full-length LP is nothing, if not, nerve-less, especially in the face of such dribbling anticipation. And they’ve progressed nicely from that first album, almost like they’ve taken what they wanted and quickly moved on to the next conquest. Lonerism’s guitar has pulled back slightly (but when it comes in it sure makes its presence felt), while the drums and synth have become somewhat more prominent. Instruments aside however, it’s frontman Kevin Parker, who leads Tame Impala down the path they currently walk, and he deserves a large chunk of credit for that road being paved in gold.

The title pretty much speaks for itself: You’ll be going bezerk to the hardest hard house bass and it’ll be an absolute massacre because there is no way you’ll be able to function the next day. True story. Resident hard houser Serum is joined by international guest Grady G.

SuNDAY 21
JAY SEAN
TELSTRACLEAR PACIFICA CENTRE
8PM, $59-200, TICKETDIRECT.CO.Nz

His writing and vocals weave through the greater narrative, like a supercoordinated drunk: seemingly freeand-easy, but sure-of-foot and focused with a glorious intent. With his song structures he’s created a newly synthetic version of those beautiful soundscapes that many pioneered back in the 1960s. It feels somewhat chaotic at times, but it sure-as-sugar is not. It’s driven, finely manipulated and effectively (almost perfectly) executed. Just look at Parker’s work on the track, ‘Why Won’t They Talk To Me?’ It’s smooth and supple, following a train-of-thought in accordance with the albums theme of, well… Loner-ism (It’s as good a name as any). The song seems almost simplistically-cerebral yet borderline-sickeningly sweet – resulting in a moreish product that you can consume, over and over again. Which is pretty much the case for every song on the album. ‘Elephant,’ ‘Keep On Lying,’ ‘Be Above It’ (One of the more effective opening tracks you’ll hear) and the rest. Each demands repeat plays from the listener. Talk about getting a feelgood hit, just in time for summer.
WRITTEN BY DARREN MAsLIN

As the guy that brought you the catchy hits of ‘Down Down’, ‘I’m All Yours’ and ‘Hit the Lights’, you’ll know his work as the songs that you scream “I love this song” while dancing in some shady club with sticky floors and distinct smell of toilet. That said, he’s kind of a babe and not too bad at the whole dancing thing.

HENRY WAGONS AND CO.
GOLDEN DAWN
5PM

Prepare for a showcase of soul-stirring, heart-melting songwriting. It’s a Sunday afternoon of country swing and ballads from the heart. Wagons are a modern-day classic, harking back to an era of Wild West novels and searching for civilization. They are joined by Marlon Williams & Delaney Davidson and Emma Russack.

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THE BARTERED BRIDE
ST JAMES THEATRE

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HANNAH JENSEN
ARTIST
Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… ‘Slut chicken’ otherwise known as Chicken Marbella, at least 24hours of marinated goodness, simple but decadent. Perfect for a weekend away with friends as you can prepare it before you go so you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen whilst on holiday. The best TV show around at the moment is… I struggle to enjoy much TV these days, much prefer a good DVD... however I am a sucker for Grey’s Anatomy and my partner loves the ITM Fishing Show which I happen to secretly enjoy. The best place for a date night is… I adore Coco’s Cantina, fabulous food, funky setting and whether it’s summer or winter there are always weird and wacky things passing by on K’rd to keep you entertained. People say you look like… Sandra Bullock but I am not sure that’s a compliment or not? What generic current affair has your blood boiled? Guys that are against abortion! There are too many abuse cases in this world for abortion to be illegal; I am very passionate about woman having the right to make their own choices about their body.
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The NBR New Zealand Opera’s third production of the year is of the acclaimed comic tale The Bartered Bride. Written by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana, the story is set in 1972 in a Bohemian village. It’s a story of love set on the background of a circus and features a dancing bear.

WORLD OF WEARABLE ARTS UP CLOSE
OTAGO MUSEUM
What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? I see Life of Pi is coming out soon. Will be interesting to see how they adapted it from the much talked about book. Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? Weekend in Auckland always starts with yoga at Yoga Sanctuary or Lululemon then pottering in my studio.... otherwise it’s up north to Langs for sunset surfs and early morning fishing! What happens when you mix Coca Cola with Pepsi? You get a super duper cleaner which will make any BBQ sparkle. Your fantasy spirit animal is… A gigantic Japanese Crane (otherwise known as a snow ballerina) I can ride through the night sky.
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The World of Wearable Arts (WOW) has undergone many changes over the last 10 years. But without a doubt, the event itself constantly showcases the most amazing creations made from the unlikeliest of materials. Take a journey through an exhibit of Kiwi innovation.

FriDAY 19
FORBIDDEN LOVE
TOWN HALL
7PM, THE-EDGE.CO.Nz,

What’s more sensual than a love that is unobtainable? Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto in D major. The work was initially declared unplayable (Oooo saucy) but has since become a cornerstone of the violin repertoire and a test for any soloist. Your heart will race in the hands of the violinist Nicola Benedetti.

SAturDAY 20
CULT COUTURE
TELSTRACLEAR PACIFIC CENTRE

ARMAGEDDON
ASB SHOWGROUND
FRI 19 OCT - MON 22 OCT 6PM, $10-65, ITICKET.CO.Nz

Sci-fi geeks, gamers and cosplay lovers rejoice! The 2012 expo of all things cult is here again. Celebrity guests include Game of Thrones stars Finn Jones (Ser Loras Tyrell) and Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel) as well as our very own international export Temuera Morrison (most famous now for Jango Fett, not drinking Lion Red).

As part of the Southside Arts Festival, Cult Couture is a one-night only fashion show, combined with music, dance and theatre. It highlights the undeniable creative talent bubbling away in Auckland’s south suburbs and recognizes designs showing exceptional flair and innovation.

AUCKLAND HAMILTON

ART PLAY/THEATRE MUSICAL COMEDY DANCE

DEATH OF A SALESMAN
MAIDMENT THEATRE

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WELLINGTON DUNEDIN CHRISTCHURCH

Director Jesse Peach brings his adaptation of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece to the Maidment Theatre. The play details the life of businessman Willy Loman and his son Biff, who both have aspirations and dreams that put enormous amounts of pressure on them. The timeless messages make it a brilliant piece of theatre.

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IT’S MARY THAT WE LOVE!

Original Australian Cast © Disney/CML

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WEDNESDAY 17
DEXTER - SEASON 7
SOHO , 8.30PM

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FILM OF ThE WEEK
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

Your favourite serial killer is back with the brand new season premiere on SoHo. At the end of the last season, Dexter was finally forced to confront his greatest fear. Pulled by his natural impulses to seek out the guilty and exact his brand of vigilante justice, the trail leads him to a brutal Ukrainian mobster.
DIRECTED BY MALIK BENDjELLOUL

THE RIDGES - SEASON FINALE
TV3, 7:30PM

sTARRING RODRIGUEz, CLARENCE AVANT AND MALIK BENDjELLOUL

Oh no, is it that time already? Time for the Ridges to leave our screens? Oh, but it’s been such an average ride through the middle-class life of two Kiwi “socialites”. In all fairness, the show is wrapping up with a bang as Jaime’s hard work and training pays off, taking on The GC’s Rosana.

Malik Bendjelloul’s doco about a long lost folk singer-songwriter who could have been the next Bob Dylan brings together many of my favourite things – detective fiction, forgotten artists, working class stories, dual existences, music nerdiness – into a soulful, liptremblingly joyous movie that’s one of the more affecting experiences I’ve had in a cinema this year. Detroit musician Sixto Rodriguez recorded two politically charged albums in the early 1970s – Cold Fact and Coming to Reality, but they flopped in the US and he went off the radar. Searching for Sugar Man traces Rodriguez’s missing years and the story unearthed is amazing: Cold Fact found its way into South Africa and went on to sell thousands, attaining Rodriguez the cult status of being bigger than Elvis in that country. But he remained a mystery to his fans with many believing he committed suicide on stage by setting himself alight.

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DOWNTON ABBEY - SEASON 3
PRIME, 8.30PM

Featuring interviews with Rodriguez’s colleagues, family, and former producers who’re still bewildered at why he never took off, the doco finds its shape via the passionate sleuthing of two South African fans, revealing narrative layers that go beyond simple mythbusting. Bendjelloul’s juxtaposition of Rodriguez’s parallel lives – the inspirational, anti-establishment rock legend in a country torn by oppression, and the humble, bluecollar worker who had no idea he was one – proves to be powerful, uncanny, uplifting. Searching for Sugar Man satisfies both as a tribute to the transformative qualities of music and the selflessness of a rare individual.
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The wait for one of the hottest, and most surprisingly successful, British class dramas is back on Prime for a new season. With the arrival of steel- tongued Cora’s mother (played by the insatiable Shirley McLaine), expect a war of the words with the other lady of the manor, Violet Crawley (Dame Maggie Smith).

FriDAY 19
THE ARTIST
SKY BOX OFFICE, 7.35PM

MoNDAY 22
BOARDWALK EMPIRE - SEASON 3
SOHO, 8.30PM

Telling the tragic story of a dashing hero’s rise and fall in Hollywood, and the unlikely romance that blossoms between him and his replacement – a young and ambitious actress named Peppy. It’s bitter-sweet entertainment and will warm your heart without a single word.

Big dog Al Capone is in town in season three of this Prohibition era-drama. Competition heats up between the liquor bootleggers and things are getting intensely violent. Nucky (slime-ball face Steve Buscemi) faces new competition, who is just as determined to survive in this tough industry.

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SUBMARINE
RIALTO CHANNEL, 8.30PM

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WELLINGTON DUNEDIN CHRISTCHURCH

This quirky British flick looks at one unusual boy’s obsession – and ultimate plan to woo and date – a quick-witted, contemporary beauty at his high school. He’s determined to stop being weird and be the best boyfriend in the world. Set in the 1970s, expect a quirky boys coming of age tale.

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ARIZONA
CORNER GREY & FEATHERSTON STREETS

Drawing their décor inspiration (as well as their food) from Texas, New Mexico and Arizona states, this Wellington restaurant has all the flavour and colour, with just the right amount of sass and spice. The menu features everything from Mexican-style quesadillas to old-fashioned Arizona beef burgers.

JAM CAFÉ
33-45 HURSTMERE ROAD

BELLOTA
91 FEDERAL ST, AUCKLAND

Is it merely a thing to have with tea and toast, or is something musicians do in a large group of friends. It’s neither: it’s an organic oasis, located in the centre of Takapuna. Their specialty if fresh teas, coffee and food, with a range of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

DAYTIME

DATE NIGHT CASUAL DINING CHEAP AND CHEERFUL TAKEAWAY SHARE

Belotta is the Spanish word for acorn and it’s the acorn that plays an essential part in the creation of the delicacy - Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (literally Iberian ham of acorns). Stepping into Bellota feels like you have transported yourself to Spain - friends boistrous over a jug of Sangria with tapas plates alongside while couples snuggle in the intimate booths. The menu designed by Peter Gordon has a delectable range of authentic tapas. The perfect place to meet pre or post theatre or for a casual after work get together. Enjoy alfresco dining and Spanish live guitar Thursdays – Saturdays.

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AuCKLAND EAtEriES
AGENTS & MERCHANTS
6-10 Roukai Lane (09) 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.

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.

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.

SALE ST

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

BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

HERNE BAY LOCAL

170 Jervois Rd 376-5367

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

THAI ME UP 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.

244 Ponsonby Rd (09) 376-9909

JAM ORGANIC CAFE CHAPEL

33-35 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna 4861-600 147 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-4528

VERONA

LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR DEPOT
86 Federal St (09) 363-7048 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.

PINXTOS (OPENING OCTOBER)
128c Ponsonby Rd Bar*Cafe*Tapas

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 ORVIETO CAFE
935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

DISTRICT DINING

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

LIBERTINE

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

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.

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Bettys Function House & Bar

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Milk & Honey Cafe, Hamilton

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Dragon 40th anniversary tour
The Opera House

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NZSM Concert Hall

8 Foot sativa 2012 tour w/ guests

songs to leave BehinD
Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

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Dragon 40th anniversary tour

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The Mayfair, New Plymouth Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

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BanDeoKe
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the gunslingers Ball

8PM, The Mayfair, New Plymouth

the gunslingers Ball
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phoeBe hurst

trinity roots

Sun 21
Feast gisBorne Feat. hello sailor anD Dragon
11AM, Waiohika Estate, Gisborne

cycle chic in the street
6PM, Edward St courtyard

4PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

hot chelle rae

Wellington Town Hall

pluM green - alBuM release wellington
9PM, Eva St Studio

Fri 19
1814
Homebase Sports Bar, Hamilton

luKe thoMpson, stu larsen, tiM hart
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

the carlos navae BanD
10PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

luKe thoMpson, stu larsen & tiM hart
Major Toms, Mt Maunganui

polter’s DeBut e.p release show
9PM, Bodega, $5

8 Foot sativa 2012 tour
Altitude Bar, Hamilton

these Four walls - living to write the enD tour
8PM, Bar Medusa, $10

sing along with the yoots

stanD up For wellington rape crisis
7PM, San Francisco Bath House, $20

Dragon 40th anniversary tour

Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

The Owhango Hotel, Taumarunui

toasteD (nz Mental health awareness)
Static Bar, Hamilton

villainy - alBuM release show
8PM, Bodega, $15

luKe thoMpson, stu larsen & tiM hart
The Mayfair, New Plymouth

the gunslingers Ball
8PM, Gravity Bar, Hamilton

steve sMith in concert w/ wellington Jazz orchestra
The Grand

Sun 21
recovery sessions Feat. DJ ayesha
3PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

plastic paco w governor grey

9PM, The Theatrette, Free

Fri 19
Minaret, eBoshi, ethixx
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Poverty Bay Club, Gisborne

sKa-B-Q tane

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10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

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8PM, Diggers Bar, Mt Maunganui, $10

FaMous FriDays
Sandwiches

Forgotten generation, DiMestore sKanKs, reD Dawn, the whisKey show
8PM, Medusa, $5

the trouBles
Meow

the classic hits acoustic church tour 2012: aniKa, Boh
7PM, Knox Church, Dunedin, $67.50

ShiT WOrTh dOinG

AuckLANd GIG GuIdE
Wed 17
conch recorDs
5PM, The Britomart Country Club

nyntee

9PM, Longroom

Manuel BunDy nga hau e wha
8PM, Q Theatre

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

villainy - alBuM release show we love catz, Kat saunDers
6PM, Libertine

creative Jazz cluB
8PM, 1885 Basement, $10 8PM, The Kings Arms

olD school DJs: Murray caMMicK, Dylan c
6PM, Racket

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nigel love , alex Q
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critics choice awarDs Dirty Diana
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on the other hanD
6PM, Q Theatre 8PM, Q Theatre

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SaT 20
a ponsonBy institution
8PM, Chapel Bar

priMe cuts root Down w/ FranK BooKer

8PM, 1885 Basement

everclear - invisiBle stars tour tv special
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6PM, Q Theatre 5PM, Sale St

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rose Quartz DJs
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10PM, 1885 Basement

KaraoKe

the caveMen, husK & Funhouse
The Lucha Lounge

8PM, Elephant Wrestler 6PM, Nuffield St.

cian

8PM, QF Tavern

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priMe cuts
6PM, Q Theatre 6PM, Racket

the wax worKs w/ t-rice

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

rotorua aDventure night
8PM, Globe Bar 9PM, Racket

colours oF inDia
8PM, Q Theatre

racKet BooK swap tiMe Dance
8PM, Q Theatre

connor nester

Fri 19
aroha
6PM, Commons

saM hill, oMegaMan sassy

9PM, Northern SteamShip

DaviD shanhun
8PM, De Post

8PM, De Post

Dean te paa
9PM, Florries

Thu 18
8 Foot sativa 2012 tour
8PM, The Kings Arms, $25

awesoMesauce! Ft Douster
10PM, Be Club, $10

sene, nyntee
6PM, Longroom

DJ sister act
4PM, Chapel Bar

Ben wah, will styles
8PM, 1885 Britomart

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Vector Arena

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Jason Kyle

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everclear

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enD oF Daze: loui the zu, the wylD, ranDa, lyDia cole Freestyle with alisha, FranK

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Jason sMith
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12PM, Auckland university Quad

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Peacock Sky Vineyard, Waiheke Island

iMagine this
8PM, Snapdragon

Jason eli

5PM, Tyler Street Garage

KilaManraro
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6PM, Commons

Jason Kyle, norMsKi
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tiDo

KilaManraro
6PM, Everybodys

6PM, Commons

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Jason sMith
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lyraKill

va-va-vooM BurlesQue show
10PM, Q Theatre, $35

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lee gray Duo

nga hau e wha
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unKnown peace
Tainui Tavern

MOn 22
cluB connoisseurs
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10th anniversary concert By Music association oF aucKlanD
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raDio ponsonBy spring carnival
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BritoMart sunDay service colours oF inDia
6PM, Q Theatre 2PM, De Post

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Kings arMs Quiz
9PM, The Kings Arms

4PM, Q Theatre

scotty Mayes, saM hill
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seconDary colours
4PM, Q Theatre

craig anthony

seaMless

open Mic night

6PM, Q Theatre

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cHRISTcHuRcH GIG GuIdE
Wed 17
al parK
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the classic hits acoustic church tour 2012: aniKa, Boh & hollie
7PM, St Michael, $67.50

naDia reiD live Down cashell Mall
12PM, Re:Start Container Mall

Sun 21
Kate anastasiou
4PM, No 4

luKe hurley
8PM, Dux Live

soul Manor w/ Merchants oF Flow & MeDway roots
8PM, Dux Live

the classic hits acoustic church tour 2012: aniKa, Boh & hollie
7PM, St Michael, $67.50

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altMusic presents heather leigh (scotlanD - Duo with roBBie yeats) w/ roy MontgoMery anD John MallarD
8PM, Physics Room, $9

SaT 20
BassFreaKs pilsner launch party
8.30PM, Dux Live

laBour weeKenD celeBration w/ tainteD, BlinDFolDeD & leD to the wooDs, Bow Messiah, awaKeneD inFerno & leBowsKi
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natalie elMs

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Thu 18
Kate anastasiou
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Dr sanchez

antix

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10PM, The Bedrock Bar

Kate anastasiou
7PM, Hilltop Tavern

MOn 22
anna whitaKer & Jazz orchestra
Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts

luKe hurley

8PM, Wunderbar, $10

Brother love cD release/ here coMe the Bulletholes release
Wunderbar

Marlon williaMs
6PM, The Astro Lounge

KittentanK alBuM release party w/ Diving & guests
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naDia reiD & alDous harDing w/ huia hope
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Bulletholes 4: exploring the unKnown release party

MainlanD Big BanD
Kaiapoi Club, Kaiapoi

roDger Fox’s wellington Jazz orchestra w/ steve sMith
Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts

8PM, Wunderbar, $10

pluM green - alBuM release christchurch
9PM, The Darkroom, $10

hennessy love Machine
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Miss tassels south islanD 2012 BurlesQue coMpetition
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Kate anastasiou
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ShiT WOrTh drinKinG

SALE ST
7 sale st

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 to acoustic wind-downs on Sundays.

BAR MEDUSA
1 54 vivian street

COMMONS
21 hurstMere roaD

If you look into the eyes of the beast, we promise you won’t turn into stone. You will, however, find yourself face-to-face with a whole lot of local and alternative music. It’s a creative hub, an open door to sounds you won’t find on the radio these days.

DaytiMe open late

sports Bar Dance Floor one night stanD live Music craFt Beers

Located in the swanky new McKenzies Precinct of Takapuna, the Commons is about providing a common, but very uncommon, location for after work drinks, lunch, dinner and more. With five unique yet interconnected spaces sharing or overlooking the shared outdoor area, you can have anything from a bistro-style meal to a full degustation menu. Not to mention their extensive list of wines: 50 to choose from to be precise.

VIBE kEy

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ShiT WOrTh drinKinG

AuckLANd BARS PONSONBy 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.

racKet Bar

6-10 roukai lane (09) 309-5854 Serves everything from singlemalt whisky to cans of Double Brown.

whaMMy Bar

179 Karangahape road

VIAducT 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.

wine cellar 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.

183 K’rd 377-8293

golDen Dawn

crossroads of ponsonby & richmond rds ph (09) 376-9929

MT EdEN 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.

Quay st cluBrooMs

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

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.

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

VICTORIA PARK VIcTORIA PARk PARNELL 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.

sale st

Julep

152 ponsonby rd (09) 378-8186

cENTRAL & kRd CENTRAL & K’RD
pinxtos (opening oct)
128c ponsonby rd Bar*Cafe*Tapas

7 sale st (09) 307-8148 A unique collection of spaces award-winning microbrewery, bistro dining, dance floor with live music, celebrated garden bar and very private Velvet Room!

Doc Bar

352 K’rd (09) 365-1800 Tues-Sat

la zeppa Kitchen & Bar

the ponsonBy (Belgian Beer caFe)

Kings arMs

shanghai lil’s

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...

59 France st (09) 373-3240

311 parnell rd 358 0868

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.

Father teD’s original irish puB

the winDsor castle

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

1 wellesley st west (09) 377-3144 Entertainment seven nights a week, with three big screens, pool table, competitions & prizes, quiz, karaoke and live music.

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

liBertine

verona

agents & Merchants

6-10 roukai lane (09) 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.

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.

kINGSLANd 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.

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

Q theatre

the BritoMart country 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 vinylonly DJs.

305 Queen street For lunch and a glass of wine. Or grab a snack, enjoy a Supreme coffee and power up at our WIFI hotspot. A range of hotpressed or old school doorstop sandwiches, serious salads, biscuits, tarts, cakes and an ultracheap Artists’ Pot of the Day.

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uPcOMING TOuRS & EVENTS
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BARRY GIBB AND CAROLE KING BATHS (US) THE BATS

GOMEZ (UK)

sat 23 Feb Mission Estate, Auckland

tue 23 oct The Powerstation, Auckland wed 24 oct The Opera House, Wellington

wed 14 nov Whammy Bar, Auckland thu 15 nov San Fran Bath House, Wellington

GREG JOHNSON

Fri 02 nov Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh sat 03 nov Bodega, Wellington

BEN HARPER (US) ALABAMA SHAKES (US) ALAN DAVIES (UK)
tue 15 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

sat 03 nov Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Mon 05 nov ASB Theatre, Auckland

CONVERSE EVOLUTION
sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Ohuka Farm, Whitianga

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

BILLY BRAGG (UK)

sat 03 nov Real Groovy, Auckland

Fri 01 Feb Town Hall, Auckland sat 02 Feb Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland sun 03 Feb, Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Whangarei tue 05 Feb Founders Theatre, Hamilton wed 06 Feb Aurora Centre, Christchurch thu 07 Feb TSB Theatre, New Plymouth Fri 08 Feb Opera House, Wellington

tue 16 oct Aurora Centre, Christchurch

COROMANDEL GOLD 2012 CRYSTAL CASTLES (CA)
tue 15 Jan Studio, Auckland

DEATH OF A SALESMAN
tue 16 oct - sun 27 oct Maidment Theatre, Auckland

ALESTORM (UK)

thu 24 Jan The Kings Arms, Auckland

DEVO, SIMPLE MINDS & THE CHURCH THE BLACK KEYS (US) BLEEDERS
sat 03 nov Vector Arena, Auckland Mon 05 nov TSB Bank Arena, Wellington

GRIMES (CA)

sat 15 Dec Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

thu 13 Dec San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 14 Dec The Powerstation, Auckland

DIRTY PROJECTORS (US) ED SHEERAN (UK)

wed 23 Jan The Kings Arms, Auckland thu 24 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington

GRIZZLY BEAR (US)
tue 20 nov The Opera House, Wellington wed 21 nov Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

Fri 23 nov Bar Medusa, Wellington Fri 30 nov The Kings Arms, Auckland

BLONDIE & THE STRANGLERS
thu 29 nov Trusts Stadium, Auckland

Fri 08 Mar TSB Arena, Wellington sat 09 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

THE GUNSLINGER’S BALL

BOYZ II MEN (US) AMANDA PALMER (US)
sun 27 Jan Q Theatre, Auckland wed 30 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington

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

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (US)
Mon 14 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

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

HOMEGROWN

sat 02 Mar Waterfront, Wellington

HOT CHELLE RAE (US) ELLIE GOULDING (UK)
thu 25 oct Studio, Auckland Fri 26 oct Studio, Auckland

thu 18 oct TSB Bank Arena, Wellington sat 20 oct Vector Arena, Auckland

ANIKA MOA, BOH RUNGA & HOLLIE SMITH
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

CALVIN HARRIS, MAJOR LAZER & BASSNECTAR THE CIVIL WARS (US)
tue 19 Mar St James Theatre, Wellington thu 21 Mar Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland

JAY SEAN (UK)

Fri 30 nov ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

sun 21 oct Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, Auckland

EMMYLOU HARRIS (UK)
sun 18 nov Vector Arena (Theatre Mode), Auckland

CLIFF RICHARD (UK)

EVERCLEAR (US) EVERMORE EXODUS

ARMAGEDDON

sat 20 oct Showgrounds, Auckland

sat 26 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland Mon 28 Jan TSB Bank Arena, Wellington thu 31 Jan CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch

wed 17 oct Juice Bar, Auckland thu 18 oct Studio, Auckland

BAND OF HORSES (US)

tue 15 Jan Town Hall, Wellington wed 16 Jan Town Hall, Auckland

COLDPLAY (UK)
sat 10 nov Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Fri 26 oct Juice Bar, Auckland sat 27 oct Bodega, Wellington

KIDS OF 88

sat 31 Dec Te Tumu Kaituna Reserve, Papamoa Beach

Fri 02 nov Bodega, Wellington Fri 09 nov Bedford, Christchurch sat 17 nov The Powerstation, Auckland

TOurS & evenTS

uPcOMING TOuRS & EVENTS
LAGWAGON (US)
wed 12 Dec San Fran Bathhouse, Wellington thu 13 Dec Kings Arms, Auckland

NORTHERN BASS FESTIVAL NZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Mangawhai

STEPHEN MERCHANT (UK) STONERFEST
sat 01 Dec Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland

Mon 17 Dec Opera House, Wellington wed 19 Dec Town Hall, Auckland

LA DE DA FESTIVAL 2012

sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Daisybank Farm, Martinborough

wed 17 oct - wed 31 oct Masterton

OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ GROUP (USA) OWL CITY (US)

TAHUNA BREAKS
sat 20 oct Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

tue 27 nov San Fran Bath House, Wellington wed 28 nov The Kings Arms, Auckland

THE UKULELE FESTIVAL REGINA SPEKTOR (US) RHYTHM & ALPS
Fri 28 Dec - sat 29 Dec Terrace Downs, Christchurch Mon 03 Dec Town Hall, Auckland

sat 01 Dec Trusts Stadium, Auckland

Fri 16 nov The Powerstation, Auckland

PARACHUTE FESTIVAL 2013
Fri 25 Jan - sun 27 Jan Mystery Creek, Hamilton

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA VILLAINY

Fri 04 Jan Bodega, Wellington thu 10 Jan Cassette, Auckland

LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2013
Mon 28 Jan Silo Park, Auckland

PARKWAY DRIVE (AUS)
wed 12 Dec Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

RHYTHM & VINES RIVAL STATE

Fri 19 oct The Kings Arms, Auckland sat 20 oct Bodega, Wellington

LINKIN PARK (US)
sat 24 nov Studio

thu 21 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

PAT BENATAR, AMERICA AND MORE…

sat 29 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Waiohika Estate, Gisborne

VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS THE WAR OF THE WORLD
thu 01 nov - sun 16 Dec The Stardome, Auckland

MINISTRY OF SALSA MORE FM VINEYARD TOUR
Fri 15 Feb Mills Reef Winery, Tauranga sat 16 Feb Sileni Estates Winery, Hawkes Bay sun 17 Feb Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough tue 19 Feb Trafalgar Park, Nelson Fri 22 Feb The Groynes, Christchurch sat 23 Feb Turanga Creek Vineyard, Auckland

sat 16 Feb The Amphitheatre, Taupo sun 17 Feb Matakana Country Park, Matakana, North Auckland sat 23 Feb Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown

sat 02 nov Bodega, Wellington

thu 01 nov Vector Arena, Auckland

RUSSELL BRAND (UK)

wed 28 nov Vector Arena, Auckland

PAUL DI’ANNO & BLAZE BAYLEY (UK) POTTED POTTER
wed 24 oct - sun 28 oct Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

RYAN KERSHAW BAND SHOW ME SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

sat 20 oct The Kings Arms, Auckland sat 27 oct Red Eye, Whangarei

WEEZER (US)

Fri 11 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland

Fri 07 Dec Bodega, Wellington sat 08 Dec The Kings Arms, Auckland

WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
sat 10 nov - sun 03 Feb Auckland Art Gallery

MORRISSEY (UK)

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

NICKELBACK (US)

Fri 30 nov Vector Arena, Auckland

PLUM GREEN

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

tue 18 oct Refuel, Dunedin wed 19 oct The Dark Room, Christchurch thu 20 oct Eve St Studio, Wellington thu 27 oct The Wine Cellar, Auckland

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PRETTY LIGHTS (US)
thu 31 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 01 Feb Studio, Auckland

THE PRETTY THINGS (UK) NICKI MINAJ (US) NIGHTWISH (FI) RADIOHEAD (UK)
sat 24 nov Vector Arena, Auckland

sat 17 nov ASB Theatre, Auckland thu 27 Dec Butlers Reef, Oakura sat 29 Dec Station Village Complex, Lower Hutt sun 30 Dec Riwaka Hotel, Riwaka wed 02 Jan Coroglen Tavern, Coroglen Fri 04 Jan Brewers In The Park, Mount Maunganui sat 05 Jan Matakana Country Park, Matakana sun 06 Jan Opononi Hotel, Opononi

WILCO (US)

Fri 05 apr Town Hall, Wellington sat 06 apr Civic Theatre, Auckland

tue 11 Dec The Powerstation, Auckland

SMOKE DZA (US)

thu 15 nov Hard Luck Cafe, Auckland Fri 16 nov Bodega, Wellington

tue 06 nov Vector Arena, Auckland

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (US)
sun 13 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland

tue 08 Jan Studio, Auckland

SOUTHSIDE ARTS FESTIVAL 2012

tue 16 oct - sun 11 nov Auckland

ShiT We WenT TO

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roByn THE POWERSTATION, AuCKLAND thu 04 oct PHOTOGRAPHY COuRTESY OF REN KIRK FACEBOOK.COM/MISSRENPHOTOGRAPHY

Billy Bragg THE OPERA HOuSE, WELLINGTON sat 13 oct PHOTOGRAPHY COuRESTY OF SHAuN JONES SHAuNJONESPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

aniKa Moa, Boh runga, & hollie sMith OLD ST PAuL’S, WELLINGTON sun 07 oct PHOTOGRAPHY COuRESTY OF SHAuN JONES SHAuNJONESPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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LIFE NOT GUARANTEED
GROOVE GUIDE WRITER LAuRA WEASER PREVIEWS THE uPCOMING FLICK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOuT.
in cineMas thu 18 oct: SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED DIRECTED BY COLIN TREVORROW STARRING AuBREY PLAZA, JAKE JOHNSON AND KARAN SONI

Making an indie film requires the right balance of certain elements. You need the right amount of quirky without completely alienating your audience. You need the kind of girl that breaks Hollywood conventions: not clichéd good looking, witty but a kind of a loner, and often has troubling forming relationships. You need a strange leading man and a whole bunch of cameos from unusual characters with problems of their own. and then you add in an element of science fiction– time travel – and you have Safety Not Guaranteed. Three employees from a Seattle magazine are on the hunt for the latest story. Following up this crazy newspaper ad that calls for someone to go back in time, the three travel to Ocean View, Washington, looking for the meaning behind this strange request. What will they find? a deranged lunatic? To their surprise kenneth (Mark duplass) is a seemingly normal individual, who completely and utterly believes he has created a way to travel back to 2001. in a journey to find out more about kenneth, the reporters also learn more about themselves. Safety Not Guaranteed is, believe it or not, based on a true story when a man placed an ad in a survivalist magazine looking for people to join him on a time travelling adventure. Their safety was not guaranteed. it seems an odd start to a film, but writer derek Connolly saw something in this concept. “My first thought was what if the guy who placed the ad was sincere and really wants to go back in time, yet everyone was making fun of him. There was something really sad about it all. What if he was really lamenting something from his past that he wants to go back and fix.” Wouldn’t we all want to do that? Our characters certainly do. darius (Parks and Recreation’s aubrey Plaza) is a jaded magazine intern with a family history she’d love to change. Reporter Jeff (New Girl’s Jake Johnson) is lamenting over his old love interest and wants to turn back time to the days of sweet 18 years old, and our main man, kenneth, wants to go back for love.

While Safety follows a pretty a-typical formula of indie films, there’s something remarkably humorous and appealing about this film. a lot of this hinges on the relationship between darius and kenneth. Mark duplass said of his character, that he loves films where the protagonist is someone who “the world seems to be against but they have the purity and passion of heart in the way they go about doing things. kenneth has that, but has it in a way that is heartwarming and ridiculous”. kenneth is just that: despite all his oddities and his obsession with time travel, he’s just a regular guy wanting some TLC and someone to look past his quirks after being hurt so many times in the past. duplass plays him with such a serious conviction in his cause we can’t help but laugh at him, feel sorry for him and root for him all at the same time. in true aubrey Plaza style, she’s all wit and a natural sense of charm she often seems oblivious to. She’s always one step removed to kenneth’s plans every step of the way, unsure if they guy is for real or he’s going to do a complete 180 degree turn on us and turn out to be a complete mental. We follow her lead and like darius, we are never quite sure what his intention is, but he seems so completely genuine we let him into our hearts. it’s a risk, and like the title suggests, safety is not guaranteed. Beneath the sci-fi bent on the story, Safety is a love story – just not in the typical sense. it’s about time travel in the way we all wish we could go back but we need to put things behind us in order to move forward. There some things that aren’t explained in the film, adding to the mystery surrounding kenneth’s character, and the unusual circumstances definitely mix things up a bit, but it’s each individuals own desire to “time travel” that is the crux of this film. do they succeed? You’ll have to find out, but beware: your safety is not guaranteed. WRITTEN BY LAuRA WEASER
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INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US
new zealanD exclusive interview with eD Boon

HO By aK

MAGDE ME

L NA SIO uCH S FES RO ONS, P EL . AT I LEV PLIC DING P RY NT uS A ECOR R N E RIO E I S A VA OM DIO FOR ND H A D STu 21 IGNE DIOS .00 S K1 u 239 KG N E D E C T S T .NZ P$ EA .CO RR TH DPHO PROJE ON AT I EA AS D H uN FO MIx

the iconic fighting game series Mortal Kombat, which warner Bros rebooted late last year, was a big success for all involved – including the players, who lauded the title for updating the franchise without losing its soul in the process. Keen to continue their success, developers NetherRealm are turning their attention to a brand new fighting game property – this time based not on ripping people’s heads off, but on the classic DC comic book characters (Superman, Batman, etc) we all know and love. Keen to find out more about the game, I sat down with NetherRealm’s creative director (and the co-creator of Mortal Kombat itself) Ed Boon. “We wanted to try to do something that would not only be outside the category of Mortal Kombat”, Ed said by way of introduction, “but also do something dramatically different with the fighting game genre.” And different it is. It continues to advance the storytelling technology that’s unique to NetherRealm’s games, as well as introducing extremely interactive fighting environments for the first time in the genre. “Our goal was to make the arena as instrumental as the characters you choose”, Ed explained. “There’s some really crazy [arenas] that, when someone picks a different character, you change your mind and pick someone else, because you know you’re playing in this particular arena – that’s the kind of strategy we’re seeing.” The moves, too, are massive and over the top – which is a big part of feeling like you’re playing as a superhero character. Superman, for example, can punch his opponent into space, at which point he smashes them back down to earth again in an incredibly powerful (and crowd-pleasing) attack. “We really want to celebrate the superhero experience. If you pick a character – Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman – if you’re familiar with that character, you really feel like you’re playing as them.” Based on my experiences with Injustice, they’re right on track to achieving exactly that. The Flash feels fast, Batman heavily relies on his brain and his gadgets, and Superman feels powerfully aloof. Having spent some serious time with the title, April – the game’s release date – suddenly feels that much further away.
WRITTEN BY ALAN BELL

GAME ON
18TH CENTuRY, NORTH AMERICA. AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF CONFLICT, THE 13 AMERICAN COLONIES AND THE BRITISH CROWN ARE ON THE BRINK OF ALL-OuT WAR. BATTLE LINES ARE DRAWN. BLOODSHED IS INEVITABLE. FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND JuSTICE WILL BE FORGED IN THE FLAMES OF REVOLuTION. PRE ORDER NOW, OuT 31/10/2012. RRP $98.00 EBGAMES.CO.NZ

IF YOU COULD TURN BACK TIME
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TIME CAPSuLE WORKS AuTOMATICALLY WITH TIME MACHINE IN MAC OS x LEOPARD TO CREATE THE PERFECT NO-HASSLE BACKuP SOLuTION. THERE ARE NO CABLES, AND YOu CAN BACK uP ALL THE COMPuTERS IN YOuR HOME TO A CENTRAL LOCATION. RRP $779.00 DICKSMITH.CO.NZ

PARO
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MAISEY RIKA
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MALA
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THESE FOUR WALLS
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An exploration in Te Reo with guests including Anika Moa, Maisey Rika’s 3rd album is a joy for both ears and soul.

Acoustic Folk and Grunge, with an eclectic collection of musicians has made a captivating and unique debut .

The bass heavy sounds of South London collide with Cuban rhythms. CD and 4LP set

A thundering, epic and melodic rock record that will challenge your stereo’s bottom end.

TAME IMPALA
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Ditching some of the more organic rock elements of Tame Impala’s first full-length album, embraces their electro-psychedelic leanings with a more powerful intent.

Produced by Shihad’s Tom Larkin, so no surprise this is a truly thunderous rock debut. Featuring some of NZ’s biggest rock radio hits of the year this is a must have for those that like their guitars loud!

World-class creative comedy – made right here, right now.

12-29  Oct     (Fri,  Sat,  Sun)

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what’s the ethos of your store/clothing line? Duality. When one concept needs a polar opposite concept to have context and tension. Disparate convergence. which historical figure had some wicked style? Gandhi, he was a refreshing breath of air in his loincloth. what muso/celebrity has style up the wazoo? Isabella Blow, even though she is physically gone, her contribution to fashion and her quirky sense of style is infinite. society’s biggest fashion faux pas? Tracksuits and puffer jackets – I’m not sure if anything really great can come from polyester…. what’s the must-have look this season? For me, I’m tailoring my wardrobe to be redolent of Louise Brooks, a silent film actress from the 1920s. Fur coats and stoles, leather skirts, topped off with a dark structured haircut. colours/patterns big this season? Forest green, burgundy, black and gold. I really like the look of velvet. what are the essentials for a man’s wardrobe? A belt. It is the small things that make a big difference. what are the essentials for a lady’s wardrobe? Heavily-laddered stockings. They look so beautiful. I had one lady ask me at Kew Gardens if I was embarrassed wearing them and my response was, ‘Why would I be? There is beauty in the unfinished and damaged.’ She walked away looking rather perplexed.

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THIS CuTE LACE-DESIGNED SHORT IS PERFECT FOR THE SPRING AND SuMMER MONTHS. IT GIVES OFF AN AIR OF MYSTERY AND SOPHISTICATION, WHICH MAKES IT SO uNIQuE. RRP $39.95 COTTONON.COM

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everyone should own at least one good… A pair of vintage glasses. I collect glasses and, quite seriously, they are my passion. hyphenate three words to describe your style: Wholly-holey-holy
cult couture sat 20 oct TELSTRACLEAR PACIFIC CENTRE, AuCKLAND

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AIN' T NOTHIN' BUT ROCK
WITH THE BLACK KEYS GEARING uP TO FLY TO OuR WAY, WE HIT THEM uP FOR A DEEP AND MEANINGFuL ABOuT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STARS. HaLF OF THe Black keys duo singer/guitarist dan auerbach was on the other end of the line, “in Hollywood being a star.” a sense of sarcasm rang about his words, almost a sentiment of resentment for their fame. Hailing from akron, Ohio – a metropolitan area that outweighs the combined populations of Wellington and Christchurch – their fame is mere chump change in a continent splattered with millionaire cities, so it’s not hard to understand their reluctance to become jaded pin-ups, for their story is one of hard work, grit and perseverance that characterises their truly unique take on rock. The Black keys have become renowned for their stripped back and honest rock, particularly since their “breakout” album Brothers (2010). What has easily been forgotten, under the media’s leap on top of them, is that there were five studio albums that preceded it. The Black keys is a story over a decade in the making and the truth is they really couldn’t give a shit about being famous because they were making music anyway. akron is an integral player in their biopic. When asked if he thought akron – or for that matter any hometown – could define a person auerbach conceded that for him it left a huge mark. “akron is a blue collar town,” he explains. “it’s who we are. We’ve always felt like the underdog. So we travel and work extra hard.” Before Brothers, “we were selling out 15,000 tickets in new York City”. “We’re different people, we have more experiences. But we haven’t forced anything.” He also reiterated that for them music is personal; “We’re not rock stars.” The Black keys have been packing stadiums across the world – even in new Zealand, Wellington’s TSB arena awaits them with a sold out crowd. auerbach said he had a preference for a bigger venue over the smaller, intimate venues such as a pub. He put it down to the energy of a stadium being better to vibe off. in a display of their no bullshit attitude, auerbach – in an off-the-cuff follow up answer as to whether or not they’d play somewhere more obscure, such as a library for example – said, “i wouldn’t want to disrupt people studying.” gC. it’s always best straight from the horse’s mouth, so auerbach got lynched with an unfavourite question for musicians – his take on music and how he sees his own. The Black keys make rock ‘n’ roll, nothing more nothing less. They’ve been compared to the likes of fellow american drum/axe duo The White Stripes, but what sets them apart is their conviction to keep it honest and keep it real. Their touring playlist is ever changing and auerbach didn’t have a staple artist to rattle off – he said that they stick to old soul music and bluegrass. His take on modern music and the rise of the likes of drum ‘n’ bass and dance was equally straight up: “i either like music or i hate music.” This isn’t their first venture down under and auerbach is looking forward to it. He finds touring new Zealand and australia less hectic than the continents because there is more downtime. in an exclusive drop, El Camino is being re-released as a new Zealand and australian tour edition, featuring nine live tracks from across their career. auerbach has said “i think where this record is going to shine for me is playing the songs live. This record is more straight ahead rock ‘n’ roll – raw, driving, and back to basics.” and for those of you have come to love the ‘Lonely Boy’ music video guy, who even learnt the dance off by heart, he won’t be coming to get jiggy wit’ it.

WRITTEN BY JuSTIN FOWLER
see theM live: the BlacK Keys sat 03 nov VECTOR ARENA, AuCKLAND Mon 05 nov TSB BANK ARENA, WELLINGTON out now: THE BLACK KEYS – EL CAMINO TOUR EDITION

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