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Kim Dotcom, Good Times, St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Mount Kimbie, Frightened Rabbit, Raggamuffin, Shaggy and the Big Day Out Gallery.
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RARE TOONA
MC, Musician, Actor, Painter, Renaissance Man.
Chali 2na has done it all and now he’s heading to
Auckland and Wellington. From his days growing
up on the hardscrabble streets of Chicago’s south
side; to his subsequent explosion onto Los Angeles’
burgeoning hip-hop scene; to his tenure as MC for
seminal hip-hop group Jurassic 5, and his front-man
duties for Grammy-Award winners Ozomatli; Chali
2na epitomises the portrait of a 21st century artist.
Chali 2na is one versatile fish! Catch this ‘rare toona’ at
these limited sideshows.
SEE HIM LIVE: CHALI 2NA
WED 23 APR STUDIO, AUCKLAND
THU 24 APR BODEGA, WELLINGTON
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COLLAB OVERLOAD
The Grammys is already shaping up to be a huge night and it just got bigger with
the news that remaining members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo
Starr will be performing together.
Other performers on the evening will include Daft Punk featuring Stevie Wonder,
Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, Metallica featuring Lang Lang, Lorde, Pink
featuring Nate Ruess, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, John Legend and
Keith Urban, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke featuring Chicago, Imagine Dragons and
Kendrick Lamar, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake
Shelton, Kacey Musgraves and Sara Bareilles featuring Carole King.
TVNZ will now screen the 2014 Grammy Awards live after being unable to
secure online streaming rights for the show. The TV network has the free-to-air
broadcast rights for the show, and will be bringing viewers all the action live from
Los Angeles on TV2 on Mon 27 Jan from 2pm. TVNZ will also broadcast the awards
again in prime time on TV ONE at 9.15 pm as originally planned.
REST IN PEACE, RONNY
Ronny Jordan, a London born guitarist and key
figure in the acid jazz movement during the 90’s has
passed away at age 51. Ronny’s brother and sister
made the announcement on a Ronny Jordan tribute
page they set up on Facebook. ‘Dear Friends, Family
and Well Wishers. It is with our deep regret that
Ronny Jordan has recently passed away. We are still
coming to terms with the loss of our brother… We
appreciate that Ronny has got many fans around
the world and so we ask that you keep an eye
out for further announcements in relation to his
funeral arrangements.’
YEARS OF REFUSAL
According to an article published by NME, Morrissey
has signed with Universal Music’s, Harvest Records,
stating he was “thrilled” with the agreement. Harvest
Record’s general managers, Piero Giramonti and
Jacqueline Saturn have confirmed that Morrissey’s
first album as per the agreement will be released
in the second half of 2014. The new album will be
Morrissey’s tenth solo album, following up 2009’s,
Years of Refusal.
THE PEOPLE’S PEOPLE
Foster The People are set to release
their new album, Supermodel, on Fri
14 Mar. Produced by Paul Epworth,
the globally influenced Supermodel is
the follow-up to the group’s critically
acclaimed 2011 debut Torches.
Recorded in various locations around
the world, Supermodel began as
frontman Mark Foster and producer
Paul Epworth set up a writing studio
in a riad in Essaouira, Morocco at
the end of 2012. From Morocco the
album continued to migrate with
Foster and the band. Work continued
at Woodshed Studios in Malibu,
Henson Studios and Bronson Island
in Los Angeles and was finished at
Epworth’s Wolf Tone Studios
in London.
PUNKALICIOUS
Rockers and punks alike rejoice! Four
of the most influential bands of the
90’s are coming to show New Zealand.
Pennywise, Alkaline Trio, Less Than
Jake & Sommerset are set to play one
Auckland show in March. This will be a
unique show in more ways than one.
Pennywise is bringing their original
line-up and it will be a reunion show
for Sommerset.
SEE THEM LIVE: PENNYWISE, ALKALINE TRIO,
LESS THAN JAKE & SOMMERSET
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American Hustle and Gravity lead this year’s
Academy Award nominations. David O. Russell’s
crime caper starring Christian Bale and Jennifer
Lawrence and Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller both
have 10 nominations at the 86th annual film awards,
while 12 Years a Slave follows closely behind with
nine nods. The 86th annual Academy Awards take
place on March 2.

2014 Academy Awards – selected nominations:

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Best Actor
Christian Bale - American Hustle
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress
Amy Adams - American Hustle
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena
Meryl Streep - August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill - The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
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Your house is on fire, what do save?
My pots and knifes.
Favourite ‘90s TV show?
The Simpsons.
Dream job as a kid?
Musician.
First album?
The Beatles - White Album.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be?
A visual artist.
Ultimate festival line-up?
Lusotronics festival Berlin 2013 was pretty
much a dream line up: Bonde Do Rolê, Gang
Do Eletro, Titica, Batida, DJ Comrade, DJ Edgar,
Dama Do Bling, Throes & The Shine
How do you discover new music?
On Soundcloud.
Worst job you’ve had?
Working as a copywriter.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
10cc - I´m Not In Love’.
First gig in attendance?
Run DMC with support group Beastie Boys live
in Fürth, Germany, 1987.
Any vices?
Women.
SEE HIM LIVE: DANIEL HAAKSMAN
SAT 25 JAN WORLD TOGETHER W/ WEIRD TOGETHER,
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METALLICA
5 X DVDS OF METALLICA
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Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
June Squibb - Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

Best Original Song
‘Alone Not Yet Alone’ from Alone Not Yet Alone
‘Happy’ from Despicable Me 2
‘Let It Go’ from Frozen
‘The Moon Song’ from Her
‘Ordinary Love’ from Mandela: Long Walk to
Freedom
DANIEL HAAKSMAN
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Teen singer Indi is a social media star. Making a name
for herself across the Twitter and SoundCloud sphere,
and is a talented player of the piano. Experimenting
with vocals, the electronic soundscape, and creating
cinematic effects, she’s joined by Luckless.
The Eggs are back for another funky year. Back with
a bang on this rip-roaring Saturday, your favourite
funk and boogaloo group will take the stage at their
usual time of midnight. If you’re looking for a place to
groove this Saturday night then make it a night at Yo
Mommas Local.
Fresh from releasing her self-titled debut EP, Little
Lapin is embarking on a 10-date solo acoustic tour.
Although she usually performs with her Auckland-
based band she is looking forward to offering
audiences a more intimate performance.
What’s the mantra? Love, peace and Zen. Psychedelic
pop act Zen Mantra return with a new, full band. There
will be lots of star gazing around the room, spinning
lights, waving your hands in the air like you are
running through a field. Good times ensue.
The Tahuna team are hitting the road and spreading
the infectious sounds all over the country. They’ve
been busy busy, with their third album Shadow Light
out last year. They tried a new songwriting technique
for the latest attempt and are sharing their new,
fresh sound.
I Am Giant have had massive year upon massive year
and are back with a brand new single, a new album
and a Kiwi summer tour! The band has been on
lock down in the studio, recording the follow up to
their gold-selling debut album, The Horrifying Truth.
Their highly anticipated second album, Science and
Survival, is set for release in early this year.
Build It, Brockaflower’s debut full-length album is
out, digitally on bandcamp and with CDs available
at shows only, and because they want to share this
exciting moment with their loyal fans and friends,
they didn’t even need an excuse for a party – they are
going on tour.
Once you get over the stigma attached to the title
you’ll see it’s a wonderful event with heaps of music,
fun and talented artists. Ok, keep in mind there is a
strict no drugs or alcohol policy. But enjoy getting
high off the energy and atmosphere.
The boys look forward to delivering two sets, playing
songs from their award-winning six-times platinum
best-selling album Supersystem, as well as your
favourite tracks from Communicate, Playground
Battle, One World and Hope Nature Forgives.
Shaun’s blend of blues and soul is a testament
to his wide range of influences and unwavering
dedication to his craft. The result is an electrifying
live experience, displaying Shaun’s unique set-up of
guitars, harmonicas and pedals.
THE EGGS INDI AND LUCKLESS
LITTLE LAPIN
ZEN MANTRA
TAHUNA BREAKS
I AM GIANT
BROCKAFLOWER
PARACHUTE FESTIVAL 2014
THE FEELERS
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The Projects celebrated electro-organic sessions
have crystallised into a compelling new album with
a wide emotional spectrum, drawing on trip-hop,
quirky grooves, and chanson. The lush sound palette,
organically electronic, carries tender vocals, broody
harmony and rhythmic word.
While Lorde isn’t making an appearance, Laneway is
still going one hell of a day party, with some of the
finest international indie acts taking the stage. Acts
include Haim, Ghost Wave, UMO, Watercolours, Danny
Brown and Doprah.
On her 2012 trip, Shenandoah played to almost every
audience there is to play to, from Camp A Low Hum to
the Good Morning show, and sold-out emotional final
shows in Wellington and Auckland. In recent months,
Shenandoah has to play and sold-out solo shows
Laura Marling and Mirah.
As the second Laneway sideshow to hit New Zealand,
the ears of Wellington are in for an incredible
injection of hip-hop. As the youngest of the Old Future
collective, Earl Sweatshirt is by far the most notorious
and talented of the bunch. His 2010 debut mixtape
Earl left fans and critics hanging on for more.
THE MAMAKU PROJECT
ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL
SHENANDOAH DAVIS & ANTHONIE TONNON
EARL SWEATSHIRT
DUX LIVE
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JAMES CABERET
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Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello
on the same album and a duet,
there is nothing, absolutely nothing
you could want from life now.
‘Ghost of Tom Joad’ is vivid, deeply
upsetting and explosive. Morello and
Springsteen alternate vocal duties
before coming together in away that
will make you bow to the rock Gods.
There are guitar solos and spoken
word moments that transcend
songwriting and become poetry. This
track is more than you could hope
for coming out of two very talented
musicians.
Springsteen’s performance, it’s
exactly as you’d expect, top class.
High Hopes doesn’t have songs so
much as it has stories and each track
is moving and feels as near tangible
and not in the least bit contrived. It’s
hard to over state the magnitude of
this album. ‘Down in the Hole’ is a
bone-chilling introduction and we
then have Springsteen’s vocals come
and immerse you into the song. And
that’s one of the most important
parts of this record, immersion.
From the start of the opener ‘High
Hopes’ with its scratchy guitar
and Springsteen demanding your
attention “give me hell/ give me
strength/ give soul”, it shows the
album isn’t about to let up. And
it doesn’t, Springsteen keeps the
atmosphere and emotion right
through the closing of ‘Dream Baby
Dream’.
The tracks in between, namely ‘The
Wall’ and ‘Hunter of Invisible Game’,
offer a different musical texture
to the album. The tracks break the
album up and also provide a window
into the different tones and feelings
of the songs. With the first being a
Springsteen only venture and the
second featuring Morello it provides
and contrast between the work
Springsteen does on his own and the
work he does with others.
‘Dream Baby Dream’ starts as a
solemn offering with a touch of
hope and desperation. It feels like
the ending of a story but at the same
time it signifies a new beginning. The
track is slow to build, like pressure
on a valve, but it comes round into a
plateau that finishes the album off
nicely with backing vocals.
Everything about this record pulls it
together into a cohesive whole and
it shows that while the industry will
continue to turn out music about
money and sex, musicianship and
songwriting trumps factory made
every time.
SEBASTIAN MACKAY
ALBUM OF THE WEEK
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
HIGH HOPES
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Favourite drink?
It’s a toss-up between a good coffee,
cold water or a red wine.
Favourite restaurant/café?
One that does good coffee and
breakfast.
Favourite classic film?
Happy Gilmore.
Favourite childhood memory?
Mucking around with my brother and
sister at my Grandad’s old country
Victoria house back in Australia.
Favourite party food?
Hotdogs and popcorn!
Favourite vice?
I have an alter ego who is a bit of a
road rager.
Favourite song?
Howlin Wolf’s ‘Smokestack Lightning’.
Favourite meal?
You can’t go wrong with a good steak,
salad and chips.
PLAYING FAVOURITES
Favourite cause?
10% of the sales profits from my
new EP are going to a charity
called Orphfund who are helping
abandoned children across the
world.
Favourite ‘90s TV show?
I was a big fan of a kid’s game show
called Amazing back then.
Favourite word?
Sweet, Awesome, Dude etc.
Favourite album?
Maybe Bob Dylan’s Slow Train
Coming.
Favourite venue?
I played the Palais Theatre in
Melbourne supporting Joe
Bonamassa a couple of years ago.
That was pretty amazing!
WED 22 JAN PUPPIES, WELLINGTON
THU 23 JAN MURPHYS LAW,
PALMERSTON NORTH
FRI 24 JAN THE BELGIAN BAR, ROTUROA
SAT 25 JAN THE JUICE BAR, AUCKLAND
SUN 26 JAN SHENANIGANS, HAMILTON
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Shoreside Theatre’s ever-popular summer season
of the greatest writer in the English language, is
presented true to era. In Othello, Shakespeare created
both his most poignant tragic hero and his darkest
character. As Othello’s adviser, Iago portrays an
envious low-ranking officer.
Capital E’s Great Scavenger Hunt is back for a fun-
filled adventure on Wellington’s waterfront. With
clues to solve, challenges to complete and a host of
fascinating characters along the way, the new year
also sees fresh challenges, with additional short and
long scavenger courses.
Profiling four ballets frequently performed by the
company – Petrouchka, Swan Lake, Peter Pan, and
Romeo and Juliet – this exhibition brings together
many collections within the Alexander Turnbull
Library to illustrate the life and work of a full-time
professional dance troupe.
One-line wonder Jimmy Carr has earned his place
among the very best of British comics. His stand-
up achievements to date include a British Comedy
Award and a Loaded LAFTA Award. Gagging Order is
the chance for Kiwi fans to catch this award-winning
comedian at his best.
From the team who brought you the smash hit The
Motor Camp, playwright Dave Armstrong and director
Danny Mulheron once again combine talents to
present another entertaining season of their 2013 hit.
A comedy in two halves, Kings of the Gym looks at the
important things in life: competition, compassion,
creation and PE teaching.
Exclusive to Auckland Museum Selling Dreams:
One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography comes
directly from the renowned Victoria and Albert
Museum, London. The exhibition features original
work from some of the 20th century’s major
photographers.
OTHELLO
THE GREAT SCAVENGER HUNT
ASSEMBLE: THE ROYAL NZ BALLET AT SIXTY
JIMMY CARR
KINGS OF THE GYM
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Five movies and four actors later, and
the late Tom Clancy’s all-American
hero is still proving popular action
flick fodder. Twelve years after Ben
Affleck’s attempt in The Sum of All
Fears, the franchise gets a reboot with
Star Trek’s Chris Pine in the lead role
and a screenplay that deviates from
the initial storyline. Using Clancy’s
characters as a basis only, filmmakers
clearly had room to move in all the
right directions.
Critically wounded from his time in
Afghanistan, Second Lieutenant Jack
Ryan (Pine) is out of action, until CIA
agent Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner)
sees potential and puts him through
the agency. Ten years later, he’s
working a desk job as an analyst only
to be thrown in the deep end as a field
agent when he uncovers a Russian
plot to crash the US economy with a
terrorist attack.
It sounds all very clichéd (Russian
terrorists? The 1990s called, they
want their antagonists back) – and
it is – but there’s a real attempt (in
the first half at least) to maintain a
sense of realism that doesn’t have
you rolling your eyes every five
minutes. Unlike such reboots before
it (namely Bourne), Shadow Recruit
isn’t just one chase sequence after
another. It’s like a ticking time
bomb, as things slowly unravel to
the explosive climax. Pine does
the “fresh- faced analyst to ass-
kicking agent” perfectly, while Sir
Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespearian
background ads an element of
theatrical drama needed for a
typical super villain. Although
things get a bit ridiculous towards
the end, it’s an enjoyable watch that
will keep you entertained from start
to finish.
LAURA WEASER
LAURASSCREENING.COM

KENNETH BRANAGH

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SHIT WORTH WATCHING
THU 23 JAN
MON 27 JAN
SAT 25 JAN
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
FILM OF THE WEEK
ON SCREEN
The Oscar-nominated flick sports an all-star cast and
award-winning director to boot. Cons, sweet ‘70s curls
and disco, it’s sure to be one hell of a fun ride. Bradley
Cooper stars as an FBI agent who goes undercover
with a couple of con artists (Amy Adams and Christian
Bale). Jeremy Renner co-stars as a shady politician.
West examines the case of the West Memphis Three
– teenagers wrongly convicted of murdering three
children and jailed for 18 years in 1993. The doco
focuses on Terry Hobbs, stepfather of Stevie Branch,
one of the victims, as a potential suspect due to
physical evidence linking him to the crime.
This powerful documentary explores the world of
mutual relationships where glamorous girls use their
charm and beauty to “rinse” wealthy men for money
and gifts. We follow three women who live this life
in the UK – Jeanette Worthington, Danica Thrall, and
Hollie Capper.
She’s a high-school girl from the wrong side of
town. He’s the wealthy heart-throb who asks her to
the prom. But as fast as their romance builds, it’s
threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure. A
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With an ethos and values built solidly in the working class the Gas
Works feels alive with everyone’s stories and it’s own history. An
inspired menu has crafted harmony between the classic and the
new, offering hearty breakfasts alongside comfort foods for the
cold Wellington winters and weekly all you can eats. It’s a family
environment that’s remained true to its roots with an atmosphere
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Since 1995 hand crafted gourmet ice cream has been
coming out of Dunedin. They run a flavour of the
week which ranges from caramel to cinnamon and
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The vibrant flavours and colours of Asian food come
together with a twist - an island breeze. The modern
Chinese food, is accompanied by the lush, relaxed
surroundings of a Pacific Island paradise. And if you’re
channeling Jack Sparrow, they are also the home of
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WED 22
BIG WEDNESDAY -
FRESH COMEDY
8PM, The Classic Comedy Club
EMERGING PIXELS
7:30AM, Aotea Centre
FREEDOM FARMERS
10AM, Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
NOBODY FEATURING
DAN AUX AND MORE
Roxy
360 - A THEATRE OF
RECOLLECTIONS
8PM, Civic Theatre Auckland
THE NIGHT SKY
8PM, Stardome
VERONA SESSIONS
WITH THE REPEAT
9PM, Verona
VICE PARTY
Doors at 7pm guestlist only,
The Portland Public House
THU 23
360 - A THEATRE OF
RECOLLECTIONS
8PM, Civic Theatre Auckland
BEVAN KEYS & NYNTEE
6PM, Longroom
EMERGING PIXELS
7:30AM, Aotea Centre
FEW CHUR LAB
WITH AZBO
9PM, Verona
FREEDOM FARMERS
10AM, Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY WITH BOBBY
BRAZUKA & PAYDIRT
9PM, Ponsonby Social Club
PPH JAM
The Portland Public House
SAVING GRACE &
FOR ALL ETERNITY
8PM, Ding Dong Lounge
THE NIGHT SKY
8PM, Stardome
THURSDAY NIGHT
WITH DJ DYLAN C
5PM
THURSDAY PRO NIGHT
8PM, The Classic Studio
FRI 24
360 - A THEATRE OF
RECOLLECTIONS
8PM, Civic Theatre Auckland
ALTMUSIC PRESENTS
MATMOS (US) WITH RACE
BANYON, TEAM CATFOOD
AND DJ POWER NAP
9PM, Cassette Nine
BROCKAFLOWER ALBUM
RELEASE - SAWMILL CAFÈ
9PM, Leigh Sawmill
CHOCOLATE BOX
DELUXE WITH AYESHA
KEY, LISA TOMLINS &
VANESSA STACEY
9PM, Ponsonby Social Club
CLASSIC LATE &
LIVE COMEDY
10:30PM, The Classic Comedy Club
DJ ANDY JV
5PM, Neighbourhood
DJ GENERAL LEE
12:30PM, Twentyone SKY CITY
DJ JASON ELI
8PM, Neighbourhood
DJ KARN HALL
9PM, Twentyone SKY CITY
DJ PAUL CHANKAY
6:30PM, The Deck
EMERGING PIXELS
7:30AM, Aotea Centre
FANGS
8PM, Ding Dong Lounge
FEEDING FRENZY
7PM, Backbeat Bar, $10
FREEDOM FARMERS
10AM, Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
LOUD & TASTY FT RYAN
ENZED + JAYCEN A’MOUR
10PM, CODE
MAGIC ROUNDABOUT
WITH STINKY JIM
AND DUBHEAD
5PM, Verona
MONEY BEATS
Bedford Soda & Liquor
NUFF SAID [GEORGE FM]
PRESENTS... FRI, 24TH JAN
10PM, Ink & Coherent, $10
NYNTEE & CUFFY
6PM, Longroom
RIKI K, RICHIE RICH
AND JERM AT REVELRY
6PM, Revelry
THE NIGHT SKY
8PM, Stardome
THE REPUTATIONS
The Portland Public House
SAT 25
360 - A THEATRE OF
RECOLLECTIONS
8PM, Civic Theatre Auckland
DIMESTORE SKANKS, THE
NEW BRIDES AND GAOL B8
F Bar Kingsland
DJ FRANK BOOKER
8:30PM, Neighbourhood
DJ GRANT MARSHALL
9PM, Twentyone SKY CITY
DJ LINLEY LATU
7:30PM, The Deck
DJ SAMPLE GEE
12:30PM, Twentyone SKY CITY
FREEDOM FARMERS
10AM, Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
FUNKOMMUNITY
9:30PM, Leigh Sawmill
HIS MASTERS VOICE,
FICTIONAL RESPONSE,
BLACKLEAF GARDENS,
DOWNFALL OF HUMANITY
9PM, The Kings Arms
JENNIFER ZEA
& ANTIPODEAN
COLLECTIVE WITH
SUPPORT FROM SAM.E
9PM, Ponsonby Social Club
MIKEY HAVOC
Bedford Soda & Liquor
MIXIT - ACCESS
2PM, Corban Estate Art Centre
MONSTER TRUCKS
& FMX LEGENDS
UNLEASHED ONEHUNGA
6:30PM, Waikaraka
Family Speedway
MR BIG STUFF
9PM, Verona
NATHAN HAINES DJ SET
The Portland Public House
NIGHT GAUNTS AT
DING DONG LOUNGE
9PM, Ding Dong Lounge, $10
SAM HILL & NYNTEE
7PM, Longroom
SUMMER THIEVES
NATIONAL TOUR
K Road
TDK AND ANDY JV
AT REVELRY
8PM, Revelry
THE NIGHT SKY
8PM, Stardome
TRUS’ME (PRIME
NUMBERS | UK)
Ink & Coherent
WATERFRONT MARKET
8AM, Wynyard Quarter
SUN 26
FREEDOM FARMERS
10AM, Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
GINGER SUNDAY
Ginger Minx
JIMMY CARR
8PM & 10:30PM, Bruce
Mason Centre
KINGSLAND FOLK CLUB
The Portland Public House
MONSTER TRUCKS
& FMX LEGENDS
UNLEASHED ONEHUNGA
6:30PM, Waikaraka
Family Speedway
NZ SOUL ALL DAYER
WAIHEKE ISLAND 2014
12PM, The Venue
TAMI NEILSON +
THE NEILSON’S
Leigh Sawmill
THE NIGHT SKY
8PM, Stardome
TOM RODWELL
1PM, Hallertau
MON 27
EMERGING PIXELS
7:30AM, Aotea Centre
FREEDOM FARMERS
10AM, Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
LAIDBACK LUKE
10PM, Studio
THE NIGHT SKY
8PM, Stardome
TUE 28
EMERGING PIXELS
7:30AM, Aotea Centre
FREEDOM FARMERS
10AM, Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
PETRA PLUS GUESTS
The Portland Public House
THE NIGHT SKY
8PM, Stardome
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Colonial Cottage Museum
DANCING & DRINKING
SOCIETY
10PM, The Southern
Cross Garden Bar
DREAM TEAM
TROUBLE MAKERS
Fast Eddies Pool Hall
EURO VIBES
Laundry on Cuba
RAW POETRY SLAM IV
8:30PM, The Fringe Bar
STUFF I FORGOT TO
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MICHELE A’COURT
7:15PM, North Hagley
Park Events Village
{SUITE} SUMMER
SERIES 2014
11AM, Suite Gallery
TAAY NINH
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SAT 25
AZTECS - CONQUEST
AND CULTURE
10AM, Te Papa
BANDS BANDS
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Fast Eddies Pool Hall
WED 22
AZTECS - CONQUEST
AND CULTURE
10AM, Te Papa
COLONIAL COTTAGE
SUMMER HOURS
Colonial Cottage Museum
QUIZ NIGHT BAR EDWARD
7PM, Bar Edward
{SUITE} SUMMER
SERIES 2014
11AM, Suite Gallery
THE MEDICINE -
STAND UP COMEDY
8PM, The Cavern Club
THU 23
ALTMUSIC PRESENTS
MATMOS (US) WITH
DUCKLINGMONSTER
AND KOI
9PM, Mighty Mighty
AZTECS - CONQUEST
AND CULTURE
10AM, Te Papa
COLONIAL COTTAGE
SUMMER HOURS
Colonial Cottage Museum
STUFF I FORGOT TO
TELL MY DAUGHTER -
MICHELE A’COURT
7:15PM, North Hagley
Park Events Village
{SUITE} SUMMER
SERIES 2014
11AM, Suite Gallery
{SUITE} SUMMER
SERIES 2014
11AM, Suite Gallery
MON 27
AZTECS - CONQUEST
AND CULTURE
10AM, Te Papa
COLONIAL COTTAGE
SUMMER HOURS
Colonial Cottage Museum
DEAR MR. WATTERSON
8PM, Lighthouse Cinema
RAW MEAT COMEDY
- JANUARY
8PM, The Fringe Bar
{SUITE} SUMMER
SERIES 2014
11AM, Suite Gallery
TUE 28
AZTECS - CONQUEST
AND CULTURE
10AM, Te Papa
COLONIAL COTTAGE
SUMMER HOURS
Colonial Cottage Museum
ST JEROME’S LANEWAY
FESTIVAL PRESENTS
EARL SWEATSHIRT,
DANNY BROWN AND
RUN THE JEWELS
The James Cabaret
{SUITE} SUMMER
SERIES 2014
11AM, Suite Gallery
COLONIAL COTTAGE
SUMMER HOURS
Colonial Cottage Museum
I AM GIANT - RAZOR
WIRE REALITY TOUR
7PM, Bodega
JIMMY CARR
8PM & 10:30PM, The Opera House
STRIKE OF THE BEAST 2
Valhalla
{SUITE} SUMMER
SERIES 2014
11AM, Suite Gallery
THE EGGS
Matterhorn, $5
THE NUDGE
10PM, The Southern
Cross Garden Bar
TWIN SET
4PM, The Southern
Cross Garden Bar
SUN 26
AUSSIE GALA DAY AT
WELLINGTON ZOO
Wellington Zoo
AZTECS - CONQUEST
AND CULTURE
10AM, Te Papa
COLONIAL COTTAGE
SUMMER HOURS
Colonial Cottage Museum
LITTLE LAPIN SOLO
ACOUSTIC TOUR NZ
3:30PM, Meow!, $10
WELLINGTON GIG GUIDE
SHIT WORTH DOING
WED 22
1931 HAWKE’S BAY
EARTHQUAKE
10AM, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier
KIWIBURN 2014 -
FORGOTTEN DREAMS
Cooks Rd, Hunterville, Rangitikei
THU 23
1931 HAWKE’S BAY
EARTHQUAKE
10AM, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier
BLUES A BILLY TOUR 2014
Roots Bar, Golden Bay
LITTLE LAPIN SOLO
ACOUSTIC TOUR NZ
Taste Merchants, Dunedin
MAMAKU Ñ TWIGS OF
GOLD Ñ ALBUM RELEASE
8:30PM, The Playhouse,
Southland
OCEAN FULL OF FINS
(CANADA) NZ TOUR
2014 - RAGLAN
The YOT Club, Raglan
FRI 24
1931 HAWKE’S BAY
EARTHQUAKE
10AM, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier
BLUES A BILLY TOUR 2014
The BoatHouse, Nelson
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‘RESUSCITATE’
ALBUM RELEASE
Queens, Dunedin
OSMIUM ‘UNRELENTING’
NZ TOUR - NELSON
9:30PM, Club Paradox, Nelson
SAT 25
1931 HAWKE’S BAY
EARTHQUAKE
10AM, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier
EXPERIENCE U2
Pauanui Club, Coromandel
JACKAL, CHECAINE,
SNAKE OIL PEDDLERS
AND SUPER NARCO MAN
Biddy Mulligan’s Irish
Pub, Hamilton
SUN 26
1931 HAWKE’S BAY
EARTHQUAKE
10AM, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier
EXPERIENCE U2
9:30PM, The Whitianga
Hotel, Whitianga
MON 27
1931 HAWKE’S BAY
EARTHQUAKE
10AM, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier
TUE 28
1931 HAWKE’S BAY
EARTHQUAKE
10AM, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier
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MATMOS (US) W/
SAM HAMILTON
AND MISFIT MOD
9PM, Third Door Down
THE BOY WITH TAPE
ON HIS FACE
7:30PM, Christ’s College
THU 23
INDI & LUCKLESS
9PM, The Darkroom
OSLO BROWN MINI TOUR
8PM, Wunderbar
OSMIUM ‘UNRELENTING’
NZ TOUR - KAIKOURA
9:30PM, Strawberry Tree
THE BOY WITH TAPE
ON HIS FACE
7:30PM, Christ’s College
FRI 24
LITTLE LAPIN SOLO
ACOUSTIC TOUR NZ
Tommy Chang’s
THE BOY WITH TAPE
ON HIS FACE
7:30PM, Christ’s College
SAT 25
AMIRIA GRENELL AND
AMY GRACE, SUMMER
SOUTH TOUR
8PM, Tommy Chang’s
MAMAKU Ñ TWIGS OF
GOLD Ñ ALBUM RELEASE
9PM, Strawberry Tree
THE BOY WITH TAPE
ON HIS FACE
7:30PM, Christ’s College
SUN 26
MAMAKU Ñ TWIGS OF
GOLD Ñ ALBUM RELEASE
8:30PM, Dux Live, $15
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Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. To say they’re
fond of monkey’s is an understatement but it leads
the bar to more than a few good times with a range
of DJs, parties and shows the Monkey bar offers
a lively amping scene with a few surprises and
dedication to a great drink.
Specialising in amazing beer the craft beer bar offers
and a range of entertainment; jazz, blues, rock ’n’ roll
music and pushes a something for everyone feel. The
bar offers a great sun soaked outside area as well as
pub food from burgers to pizza to snacks and back.
THE MONKEY BAR
THE ROGUE AND VAGABOND
65 HANOVER ST
18 GARRETT ST


Where East meets West and craft beer and international wines
(including some of New Zealand’s finest) flow through the sexy,
intimate and comfortable chic and Bohemian Reverly. It’s the point
at which balance becomes beauty and stops being an act, with
food inspired by shipping routes and specialty cocktails that pair
with spirits from each corner of the globe. Reverly gives a unique
experience in that it’s one of the few places to home a dizzying range
of spirits while still maintaining its sex appeal and the casually
fashionable crowd that it plays host to from late afternoon until late
at night.
REVELRY
106 PONSONBY RD


DAYTIME
OPEN LATE
FOOD
HIPSTER FRIENDLY
AFTER WORK
SPORTS BAR
DANCE FLOOR
ONE NIGHT STAND
LIVE MUSIC
CRAFT BEERS
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ATICO COCINA
Victoria Park Market 19 Drake
St Freemans Bay, 354-4030
Inspired Caribbean food and
cocktails in the old stables & roof
terrace of the Vic Park Market.

BIG J’S
1 Melton Road - Mt Wellington,
5790340
Big J’s - Gourmet burgers rated
no.1 via Concrete Play Ground
and The Corporate Lunch Box
websites. Home of Auckland’s
best burgers.

BREW ON QUAY
102 Quay Street
Over 102 different beers from
around NZ and the world.

DE POST
466 Mt Eden Rd, 630-9330
Your local in the heart of Mt. Eden
with over 100 beers available.
DING DONG LOUNGE
26 Wyndham Street
New York’s premier rock and roll
bar has come to town.

THE EMPIRE
137 Victoria St W, 373 4389
New ownership, new look,
new vibe!

FATHER TED’S
ORIGINAL IRISH PUB
1 Wellesley St West, 377-3142
Entertainment seven nights a
week, with three big screens,
pool table, competitions & prizes,
quiz, karaoke and live music.

FIDDLER IRISH BAR
71 Victoria St West
A small, but perfectly formed,
authentic Irish bar with some of
Aucklands friendliest bar staff.

LE MONDE CAFE
368 Queen St, 222 2800
Belgium hot chocolates, coffees
and offer a range of beautiful
cakes (gluten free available) and
organic drinks.

MALT BAR
442 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn
A must have stop between
Ponsonby and Kingsland, with
Monteiths beers and great food.

THE PADDINGTON
117 St Georges Bay Rd, 309-3586
A Parnell institution for sports
events, craft beers and superb
food with the recent addition of
top-notch live gigs.

PINXTOS
128c Ponsonby Rd
Open now. Bar*Cafe*Tapas*

THE PORTLAND
PUBLIC HOUSE
463 New North Rd
The newest port of call in
Kingsland.... rustic and raring to
serve this evolving part of town.

REVELRY
106 Ponsonby Road, 376- 8663
19th Century bohemian parlour
meets opium den chic. Asian
fusion style eatery set in a
bohemian parlour.

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

SHADOWS STUDENT BAR
Auckland University, L3, 34
Princes St, 366 0544
Everybody is welcome. Party
action every night of the week.
DJ’s, pool tables, movies, quiz,
karaoke, happy hours galore.

TOM TOM
27 Drake St, Freemans Bay,
377 5737
Tom Tom Bar & Eatery is the
newly developed Gastrobar
housed in a historically
significant site.

THE TUNING FORK
Vector Arena, 42 - 80 Mahuhu
Crescent, 358-1250
The Tuning Fork is the ground
floor space of our 2-storeyed
bistro. It’s a great place for a
private party on evenings when
the main arena is not in use.

VERONA
169 K’Rd, 307-0508
Iconic K Rd hangout with cosy
booths, delicious wholesome
food, late night Djs & live music,
cocktails, freshly squeezed juice
& organic tap beer. Open 7 days
7am (9am weekends) till late.

Q THEATRE
305 Queen Street, 282-3895
Auckland’s only performing arts
venue that offers a full breakfast
menu and delicious coffee to start
your day. Range of lunch options,
excellent wine list and a modern
selection of tapas, pizzas, platters
and dinner options.

WAGAMAMA
Multiple Locations,
wagamama.com
This small sleek and super cool pad
is the place for your next function -
come check us out!

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

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LIONEL RICHIE & JOHN
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Thu 20 Mar CBS Arena, Christchurch
Sat 22 Mar TSB Bowl of
Brooklands, New Plymouth
Sun 23 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
LUMINATE 2015
Wed 28 Jan - Wed 04 Feb
Golden Bay, Nelson
LYNYRD SKYNYRD, STARSHIP
& 10CC
Sat 08 Feb The Amphitheatre, Taupo
Sun 09 Feb Matakana
Country Park, Matakana,
Sat 15 Feb Gibbston Valley
Winery, Queenstown
MACKLEMORE &
RYAN LEWIS (US)
Wed 12 Mar TSB Bank
Arena, Wellington
Thu 13 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
MICHAEL BUBLE
Wed 21 May Vector Arena, Auckland
Thu 22 May Vector Arena, Auckland
MORCHEEBA (UK)
Thu 10 Apr The Powerstation, Auckland
Fri 11 Apr Opera House, Wellington
THE NATIONAL (US)
Tue 04 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland
NEKO CASE (US)
Fri 14 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland
NINE INCH NAILS & QUEENS
OF THE STONE AGE (US)
Wed 19 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
Sat 22 Mar CBS Canterbury
Arena, Christchurch
Fri 21 Feb - Sun 16 Mar Multiple
Venue, Wellington
OKKERVIL RIVER
Sat 15 Feb Bodega, Wellington
Sun 16 Feb The Kings Arms, Auckland
PARAMORE (US)
Tue 21 Jan CBS Canterbury
Arena, Christchurch
PARACHUTE 2014
Fri 24 Jan - Sun 26 Jan Mystery
Creek, Hamilton
Thu 30 Jan ASB Theatre, Auckland
ARCTIC MONKEYS (UK)
Fri 02 May Vector Arena, Auckland
Sat 03 May Tsb Bank Arena, Wellington
BIG DAY OUT 2014
Fri 17 Jan Western Springs
Park, Auckland
BILLY BRAGG (UK)
Sun 23 Mar The Opera
House, Wellington
Tue 25 Mar The Powerstation,
Auckland
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (US)
Sat 01 Mar Mt Smart
Stadium, Auckland
Sun 02 Mar Mt Smart
Stadium, Auckland
BRUNO MARS (US)
Sat 15 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
Sun 16 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
CAMP A LOW HUM 2014
Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb Wainuiomata
CLASSIC HITS WINERY
TOUR 2014
Sat 01 Feb Ascension Wine
Estate, Matakana
Sun 02 Feb Marina Reserve, Tutukaka
Wed 05 Feb Church Road
Winery, Napier
Fri 07 Feb Black Barn
Vineyards, Havelock North
Sat 08 Feb Alana Estate,
Martinborough
Tue 11 Feb Arena Manawatu
Lawns, Palmerston North
Thu 13 Feb Sentry Hill
Winery, New Plymouth
Fri 14 Feb Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
Sat 15 Feb Villa Maria
Winery, Auckland
Thu 20 Feb Anderson Park, Invercargill
Fri 21 Feb Waitiri Creek, Gibbston
Sat 22 Feb Waipara Hills, Waipara
Sun 23 Feb ANZAC Park, Greymouth
Thu 27 Feb Neudorf Vineyards,
Upper Moutere
Fri 28 Feb Neudorf Vineyards,
Upper Moutere
Sat 01 Mar Villa Maria
Winery, Blenheim
DOLLY PARTON (US)
Fri 07 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland
Sat 08 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (US)
Fri 25 Apr The Civic, Auckland
EARL SWEATSHIRT,
DANNY BROWN, RUN THE
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Tue 28 Jan James Cabaret, Wellington
ED KOWALCZYK (US)
Sat 14 Feb Tuning Fork, Auckland
ELLIE GOULDING (UK)
Sat 07 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland
Mon 09 Jun TSB Bank
Arena, Wellington
Wed 11 Jun CBS Canterbury
Arena, Christchurch
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE
IMPOSTERS (UK)
Sun 27 Apr The Civic, Auckland
Thu 10 Apr The Civic, Auckland
THE HOLLIES (UK)
Fri 21 Feb CSB Arena, Christchurch
Sat 22 Feb Michael Fowler
Centre, Wellington
Sun 23 Feb Aotea Centre, Auckland
JAKE BUGG (UK)
Thu 10 Apr Town Hall, Auckland
JAMES BLUNT (UK)
Wed 28 May The Civic, Auckland
JIMMY CARR (UK)
Sat 25 Jan Opera House, Wellington
Sun 26 Jan Bruce Mason
Centre, Auckland
JOHN MAYER (US)
Tue 29 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland
JOSS STONE & INDIA.ARIE
Fri 25 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland
Sun 27 Apr Michael Fowler
Centre, Wellington
JURASSIC 5
Wed 26 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland
KODALINE (IR)
Sun 30 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland
LANEWAY FESTIVAL
Mon 27 Jan Silo Park, Auckland
UPCOMING TOURS & EVENTS
POKEY LAFARGE (US)
Tue 18 Mar Tuning Fork, Auckland
Thu 20 Mar Bodega, Wellington
Fri 21 Mar King Street Live, Masterton
Sat 22 Mar Black Barn, Havelock North
QUEENSTOWN BLUES &
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Sat 26 Apr Queenstown Events
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RAGGAMUFFIN 2014
Fri 31 Jan - Sat 01 Feb Rotorua
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Sat 15 Feb Western Springs, Auckland
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Sat 01 Feb Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka
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TOURS & EVENTS
PICKING THE BRAIN- of one
half of UK’s genre building, dance
floor annihilating and “stupid
noise” creating, Mount Kimbie
is an exercise in patience. At
least while the charming French
receptionist at Kai Campos’ (one
half of the British electronic
duo) hotel works through your
strikingly kiwi accent to figure
out exactly who it is you’d like
to talk to. It seemed then, half
hoping Campos is a morning
person, that best place to start
with is how they ended up cutting
their teeth and being scene
forerunners at almost precisely
the same time.
“It didn’t seem like that,” says
Campos. “The first four songs we
finished were our first EP and the
second four were the second EP.”
Digging a little deeper into his
memory Campos says (while
remarking that it’s been almost
10 years since he’s thought about
this) that the biggest initial draw
to electronic music is that “it was
the essence of everything.
“It’s not what I listen to solely…
but as a teenager I was attracted
to making the music. There were
mind blowing possibilities and
being able to create everything
yourself appealed to me and
was exciting.”
They’ve come along way since
then, with their latest full length
release Cold Spring Faultless
Youth coming out early last year
and festivals across the world,
but Campos says not a lot has
changed for Mount Kimbie.
“What’s changed,” says Campos
after a pause, “is that things
are more considered and we’re
learning more and were more
aware that decisions you make
now can stick with you.”
He says that’s the best place for
him and the other half of Mount
Kimbie, Dominic Maker, to be.
Still figuring it out and building
on what they know. “For us, it’s
the only way to make music.”
Part of the figuring it out process
is taking what they learn from
festivals and applying it to how
they make music.
“They (festivals) can be a great
and terrible thing. We had no
idea when we started out and
we worked out how to present
something we believe in on a
bigger stage.”
While Campos says there wasn’t
a conversation where they sat
down and tried to work out how
to get the music to fit into every
context, that’s what they’ve
been working on. And when
everything comes together in a
festival performance, he says “the
collective force of 20,000 people
singing your songs back to you is
fairly intoxicating.”
Since the beginning of Mount
Kimbie, when Maker and Campos
were bedroom producers, it’s
seemed as though these mens’
minds were connected.
“There’s no defined process,” says
Campos on how they bring their
ideas together, “we usually start
on the keyboard or on the guitar,
which is usually a bass, and
sometimes it’s a stupid noise that
I’ve recorded.” And from there,
it correlates and they “find out
the melody and that becomes the
heart of the song, it’s reason
for existing.”
On Cold Spring Faultless Youth
the duo did one of their few
outsider collaborations with
King Krule, the singer songwriter
and musician. While Maker and
Campos aren’t against the idea
of collaborating, Campos says
they’re fairly hesitant, and that
King Krule came on as part of the
process, not just a voice over.
“We didn’t want to have five or
six collaborators on the record.
I think electronic music does
itself a a disservice that way and
it seems half arse. With Archy
(King Krule) we thought it would
work together and it would
correlate.”
The song, ‘You Took Your Time’,
was built with Krule’s vocals
in mind.
“He was there from the very
beginning and we were writing
with him in mind and we were
writing together. So when we did
his vocals, it wasn’t a half finished
rec with vocals over the top.”
As for a new album the band are
going to be touring right through
until spring next year, at which
point they’ll begin record. But
Campos says they prefer not to
over think it too far in advance
and they’re yet to decide where
they’ll be making the record.
SEBASTIAN MACKAY
SEE THEM LIVE: MOUNT KIMBIE
AT ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2014
MON 27 JAN SILO PARK, AUCKLAND
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him; I spoke to plenty who do…
Not that many of them were able
to enunciate why they are pro-
Dotcom. Or you loathe him; and
anyone who is anti-Dotcom has
plenty to say! Whether you think
he is as lost in his own version
of truth or you think that he is
a privacy activist trapped in a
golden cage you are still thinking
of him. We are witnessing the
carving out of an enduring
legend, folks.
Holed up in his Coatesville
mansion every bit the caricature
of a dark hero, he has not sat
idle. Amongst other things he
has found the time to write some
simple rhymes, enlist a glittering
line-up of music makers and
proffer up an album.
Enlisting the creative services
of American producers Printz
Board (The Black Eyed Peas),
Sleep Deez (Lupe Fiasco) and
Rellevant (Eminem) shows that
he knows how to surround
himself with people who can get
the job done. American singers
Amari and Ilati, and closer to
home the talents of Tiki Taane,
Laughton Kora, (ACDC drummer
Phil’s daughter) Lucia Rudd and
Dotcom’s stunning Philipino wife
Mona have also been tapped. But
of course the star is Kim himself,
and I cannot deny feeling that he
wouldn’t have it any other way.
A visit to his website and you
can listen to four tracks from
the album, all very personally
mined, however the first rule of
creativity is to write about what
you know. A rule he has followed
to the letter.
Good Times is light dance-pop
music. And if that’s what floats
your boat then by all means tune
in. Catchy track ‘Live My Life’
insists just that. The video is a
masterpiece, a plea for the weedy
guy; surrounded by ice cube
sucking girls in bikinis, nattily
balanced with car racing cuts, a
superman outfit and a fantastic
disco ball scene.
An unmistakable nod to Drum
and Bass with his track ‘Party
Amplifier’ and there is a certain
grace in the feel-good lyrics of
‘Precious’ which has a heavy dose
of the Black Eyed Peas harmonics
heard on their smash hit album
Elephunk. I would have loved to
know whether the album was
made using a product the likes of
Auto Tune, but perhaps it is in
not knowing that will lead me to
listen to the album again. Tricky.
The release date (20.01.14)
coincides with the launch of
AT A BASIC level Kim Dotcom
is a celebrity because he is an
enterprising computer geek.
And I am sure that like many
of the geeks who were friends
of mine when I was younger, he
made no secret that he would
go on to seek (and cement) his
notoriety through the use of his
commanding brain. Other kids
want to be ballerinas and firemen.
As a child he says he wanted to
be a millionaire. Nothing wrong
with that.
Indeed Mister Dotcom, born
Schmitz has used his brain and
become a very wealthy man; at
the age of 18 he was a millionaire;
money he admits he made from
Baboom, Dotcom was to give
music fans a sneak preview
into his latest innovative and
disruptive Internet service.
According to the media release
Baboom will provide a new way
for artists to be rewarded, as well
as enabling the public to earn the
right to stream and download
content for free. The service will
go live in late 2014, until then we
can only guess at the authenticity
of this claim. 20 January also
marks the second anniversary
of the large scale police raid
which he has publicly called “an
anti-terrorist operation”. The raid
which brought the already larger
than life Dotcom squarely into the
public eye.
A place he obviously feels
comfortable. So much so that he
had planned to host 25,000 ‘fans’
at Auckland’s Vector Arena for
all of this launch business, in
addition to celebrating his 40th
birthday (21.01.14). However given
that he has made no secret of
his political aspirations, the risk
that his planned free-admission
launch party might contravene
New Zealand electoral laws
meant that last Thur 16 Jan, a
missive from his PR informed
us it was cancelled. Of course
the Internet party will go ahead
as planned… which is perhaps
a further passive message from
Dotcom, that the Internet is the
one place where we are truly free.
His choice of date seems odd
to me. Perhaps he is thumbing
his nose at all of the adversity,
perhaps he feels emboldened by
such an act. And the argument
that his date choice is merely
a coincidence is wafer thin: in
the life of Kim Dotcom I should
imagine everything runs to a
well calculated plan, where every
effort is made to ensure it is
executed flawlessly.
JAN MAREE
DEBUT ALBUM: GOOD TIMES
OUT NOW
hacking computers. Now, on
the at a milestone birthday,
with a net worth in excess of 2.5
billion dollars he is releasing
an album of dance music which
he says reminds him of his
days speeding on the German
Autobahn. Very romantic.
Some background for you;
his company Mega Upload
purportedly promoted and
provided the platform to facilitate
file sharing. A hangover of which
was practically free access to
music, films and television shows.
I asked around and learned
quickly that Kim Dotcom
polarises people. Either you love
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PC (ALSO AVAILABLE ON IOS, ANDROID, PS3, 360)
With the first season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead receiving the accolades
it did back in 2012, a sequel was almost guaranteed. Here was a game that,
according to fans and critics alike, breathed life into the dormant adventure
genre and proved the capability for games to tell complex, emotionally charged
stories.
In order to fully appreciate what SeasonTwo brings to the table, it’s necessary to
first revisit the first season. Taking place in the same world as Robert Kirkman’s
comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead follows an original plot
with unique characters. It makes use of exploration-driven mechanics that will be
familiar to anyone who’s played any classic adventure games like Monkey Island
or The Longest Journey, albeit with more emphasis on player-driven interactions
between characters and less focus on puzzles.
Season Two starts more or less where Season One left off, although now, you’re
playing as Clementine (instead of protecting her.) Apparently, some people were
concerned about Telltale “going easy on her,” and the game not having the same
emotional impact as season one as a result. Telltale said before launch that this
wouldn’t be the case, and this is backed up within 10 minutes of firing up the
game.
Although some other characters from Season One show up, this is a new game
and a new arc in The Walking Dead’s story, so All That Remains is largely focused
on establishing the new characters and setting the scene for events to come. As
such, it doesn’t bring the same level of intensity as the later episodes of the first
season.
Having said that, Season Two still manages to create some genuine, fresh tension.
Clementine faces a number of tribulations over the course of the episode, and
without Lee by her side, we get to really see how much she’s grown and how
determined she’s become as she fights through these.
It’s important to remember that this is the first episode of a new story arc and, as
such, its main purpose is to introduce the new characters and set the scene for
what’s to come. And it does a fantastic job with that - especially with one hell of a
cliffhanger at the end...
MATTHEW CODD
NEW ZEALAND MINT TO RELEASE MAGIC NEW COINS
Wizards of the Coast have announced an upcoming limited edition range of coins
based on the Magic: The Gathering collectable card game. Produced by New
Zealand Mint, the coins - made from one ounce of .999 silver - will be legal tender
in the Pacific island nation of Niue.
“New Zealand Mint is excited to be engaged in this release,” Brent Hindman, Head
of Sales and Marketing at New Zealand Mint explained.
The first coin is scheduled to release on March 1st, 2014. Additional coins are
planned, but details about other releases - including what they might be, and
when they can be expected - were not included in the announcement.
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SIMCITY OFFLINE MODE ANNOUNCED
Developers Maxis have announced that, as of an upcoming patch, SimCity will be
playable without an internet connection.
The news follows the game’s mixed reception since it released in March last year,
with much of the negative press around the game centered on the fact that the
city building simulation - even in singleplayer - required an internet connection
to play.
The new mode - which will come as part of Update 10 - is currently undergoing
testing, and no specific timeframe has been advised as to when it might become
available in the game.
CASTLEVANIA: LORD OF SHADOWS - MIRROR OF FATE HD
XBOX 360 (ALSO AVAILABLE ON PS3, 3DS)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate released as a 3DS exclusive
last year, seeking to open up the linear, action-focused direction of its home
console predecessor, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and draw inspiration from
exploration-heavy Castlevania titles directed by Koji Igarashi (Symphony of the
Night, most famously, but also most of the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS
entries.)
Most critics and fans agreed that it was a limited success in this regard - more
open than LoS, but far from the Igarashi standard - and marred by other flaws. In
light of this response, Konami’s decided to release an HD remaster of the game
for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, giving developer Mercury Steam a second chance
to get the game right.
The first thing you’ll notice when you fire up the game is that cutscenes are now
skippable. This is obviously a nice touch if you played the original and are coming
back for more, but even if you’re brand new to the game, it’s good to have the
option. The cutscenes themselves were one of the standard features of the 3DS
game, combining a beautiful, gothic art direction and cel-shaded graphics to
great effect, but they haven’t made the transition to the “big” screen quite as well.
It looks good, but it’s still obvious that the game originated on a low-resolution
system, which is a shame.
The other big changes are gameplay related, with the removal of almost all of
the QTEs perhaps the most welcome one. Where Mirror of Fate had you inputting
arbitrary button sequences to do everything from finishing off a boss fight to
opening a treasure chest, Mirror of Fate HD only throws them at you when they
serve some sort of actual purpose, like mashing X to break out of an enemy’s grab,
which does varying damage depending on how quickly you can escape.
Mirror of Fate HD is definitely the best version of Mercury Steam’s Lords of
Shadow spin-off. If you’re on the fence, you may want to give the demo a try first
- this is the best version of the game, without a doubt, but it’s the best version
of a game that is still, at it’s core, good - without ever crossing the threshold into
great.
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SCOTTISH INDIE ROCK
band Frightened Rabbit was
initially a solo project for vocalist
and guitarist Scott Hutchison,
who worked with his brother
Grant on the band’s first studio
album, Sing the Greys. Three
more albums later and a few
line-up additions, the band
are no strangers to touring but
have never quite made it to New
Zealand. Laneway Festival 2014
is about to change all that, giving
the boys the perfect excuse see
what the talk’s all about. Ren Kirk
caught up with Grant Hutchison
ahead of their debut performance
at Laneway Festival at Silo Park.
Ren Kirk: I guess you’ve got a
busy day of interviews?
Grant Hutchison: No, just an
hours worth. It’s interrupting my
TV watching, but ya know, it’s ok.
RK: Well we better get on with
it so you can get back to your TV
watching then I guess. So, tell
me about how you first got in to
music – I mean the band started
as you and your brother, so I’m
kinda leaning towards quite a
musical family.
GH: Na, not really. I mean sort
of, I guess, because our parents
used to go to a folk club and they
helped run it in Scotland. But
that was when everyone was in
a folk band. Dad played a little
guitar… but mostly they were
always very encouraging I think.
All three of us played some sort of
instrument.
RK: So did you and Scott play
together at school?
GH: We were both in various
bands at school but I didn’t start
playing with Scott until eight or
nine years ago. And it seemed to
work - that band thing that you
find with brothers – so I haven’t
played with many other people;
he was looking for a drummer
and I was the only one he knew.
RK: So the musical brothers bit,
has that always been smooth
saling? Never any sibling rivalry
or trying to out-do each other?
GH: We haven’t always been
at peace with each other, but
definitely in terms of music
there’s not much competition.
Scott and I never played music
together because he always used
to say it wasn’t very cool to be
a band with your brother at
school... we had our own things
going on.
RK: So would it be fair to say he
didn’t have my influence on you
musicially growing up then?
GH: All my musical influence
came from my older brother. I
remember when he came home
with the first Rage [Against
The Machine] album and I
was definitely too young to be
listening to it. He came home,
turned it up loud and mum came
running in screaming that I was
too young to be listening to it.
I was too... kept going around
singing, “Fuck you I won’t do
what you tell me.”
RK: How do you think the band
and music has progressed over
the years?
RK: Ooh, [long pause]… or if it
hasn’t progressed we can talk
about that?
GH: No, it certainly has
progressed.
RK: Phew, that was going to be a
bit awkward.
GH: I think our sound, the
music, it really came to fruition
on the last record cause previous
to that Scott had written all the
songs and bought them to us fully
formed. So there was very little
room to move. But with the last
record that changed and all five of
us went to a couple of cottages to
write and all of us were involved
from the outset. It made a huge
difference to the sound and feel of
the record.
RK: Will be interesting to see
how it feels for you with the
next album, second time round
and all that. But moving right
along, because I know there’s TV
watching that needs to be done...
what do you think about heading
over to NZ for Laneway, because
you haven’t played here before
have you?
GH: Never been and I can’t
wait. We’ve been to Australia a
few times and whenever we do
but don’t get to come to NZ I’ve
always felt a bit hard done by. I’ve
heard so many good things about
it and the festival there.
RK: And when this tour finishes,
will it be back to the studio?
GH: Yeah, we are going to take
a break from touring and we’re
gonna write the next record. It’s
time to do the next one, so that’s
what we’ll be doing and hopefully
get it out in 2015.
SEE THEM LIVE: FRIGHTENED RABBIT
AT ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2014
MON 27 JAN SILO PARK, AUCKLAND
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“YA, MON,” CHIRPS
reggae-pop star Shaggy (aka Mr
Boombastic aka Orville Richard
Burrell), over the phone from
his Long Island studio, The
Backyard. “Maxi [Priest], he was
the one who schooled me up on
how to perform internationally.
How, also, to do interviews and to
collaborate with all these artists.”
We’ve just been discussing
Priest’s performance with Shaggy
on Fox5 in NYC in promotion to
the local Jerk Chicken Festival.
The song, ‘Fight This Feeling’ is
one of many produced by Shaggy
and reggae rhythm section Sly
Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare
on a new album Out of Many,
One Music.
It’s Shaggy’s 12th album and has
already spawned the number-
one hit ‘You Girl’, featuring
vocals from Ne-Yo. Big hits are
no stranger to this four-time
Grammy winner, who rose to
fame in the mid-1990s with
grunty remakes of the Folkes
Brothers’ ska hit ‘Oh Carolina’
and country twee-madam
Juice Newton’s ‘Angel (of the
Morning)’. And, of course, who
can forget the very cheeky ‘It
Wasn’t Me’ and the global stonker
‘Boombastic’.
All of these hits feature
collaborations. There’s no
doubt he’s the ultimate magpie
producer, but he also loves to
reshape and remodel, reuse and
review. His little black book is
jam-packed with phone numbers
of influential musicians.
“This album, you know, came
out of our touring down there
in Australia and New Zealand.
We’ve known each other a long,
long time,” he says of mates
Sly and Robbie, “and we were
saying we should make an album
together, so we went into the
studio, here at Long Island, and
jerked out a couple of songs. Then
we left it for, oh… about a year…
re-worked a few and then I added
lyrics and got in some singers. I
called up Ne-Yo, Maxi and others
to add the layers.”
Whilst Shaggy’s the master of
collaboration, he’s also a nutrient
figure in music, feeding new
talent and has always been one
of the early catalysts for young,
upcoming artists.
THIS YEAR, ALONG WITH DAMIEN MARLEY,
REGGAE STAR SHAGGY IS HEADING ROTORUA’S
RAGGAMUFFIN FESTIVAL – AND HE CAN’ T WAIT.
ENCORE
“Like Rikrok, who I had sing on
‘It Wasn’t Me’. But, you know, I
used to have big hopes and push
them and everything. Now I... you
know that saying, ‘You can lead
a donkey to water, but you can’t
make him drink?’ It’s like that.
You have to get up every morning
and really want it. They have to
want it, so I look for that. It’s that
ambition that I want
to encourage.”
Right now, the one wanting it is
Tessanne, a Jamaican-born fusion
artist who competed in the fifth
season of US show The Voice. “I’ve
known her for a long time and
she’s very talented, with a great
voice. I’ve made a few tracks here
at the studio.”
A part-time Big Apple resident
(he also lives with his family in
Jamaica), Shaggy has a house on
Long Island, New York, where
he rolls in musicians as required.
“Sometimes I have to leave,
there’s not enough room for me
and the performers,” which,
right now, includes longtime
collaborator and keyboardist
Lanky Martin and writer-
producer Sting (real name
Shaun Pizzonia).
“He is anti-industry. He’s a
unique individual. But, it’s that
talent that gets me the hits,
the ideas and keeps me going.
We often fight, about artistic
differences. But in the end
that ambition drives us to a
great result.”
Shaggy tours relentlessly, but
he always has a soft spot for his
part of the world. “I’m really
looking Raggamuffin. I’ve been
there before. I love the Kiwi
take on Reggae,” he comments,
responding to my questions
about his knowledge of Marley’s
influence and bands such as
Aotearoa, Herbs, Katchafire.
“I saw plenty the last time I was
there, but can you spell those
band names again? I need to
Google them and bone up! I better
know my stuff before I get there!
I need to know how to do that…
whatcha call it?
Kiwi-strum?”
TIM GRUAR
SEE HIM LIVE: SHAGGY
AT RAGGAMUFFIN 2014
FRI 31 JAN ROTORUA
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