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WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER
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ShIT WoRTh KNoWING
ThIS ChARMING MAN
The legendary Morrissey has been announced to play
to shows in New Zealand. After numerous rumours
in the past few weeks it has been confrmed that The
Smiths frontman will be heading to New Zealand
for the frst time in over a decade. Joining Morrissey
on tour will be American singer/songwriter Kristen
Young. The performer has been supporting Morrissey
across his 2012 world tour.
TICKETS ON SALE: WEd 26 SEp
pRE-SALE: 2pm MON 24 SEp to 2pm TuE 25 SEp
SEE HIM LIVE: MORRISSEY
FRI 14 dEC town Hall, wellington, ticketek.co.nz
SAT 15 dEC Vector arena, aucklanD, ticketmaster.co.nz
SLATE & SILVER SExINESS
Can you keep up? We defnitely can’t. Apple has
announced the long awaited iphone 5 which they’ve
labelled as the thinnest and lightest iphone yet.
The device has been redesigned to feature a larger 4
inch screen, has support for 4G networks, has faster
Wif, a longer battery life and runs on the new apple
designed A6 chip. The phone will come in white &
silver or black & slate and will be between NZD$1049
and NZD$1349 depending on the model. Sounds sexy.
IpHONE 5 INSTORES: FRI 28 SEp
BRIGhT LIGhTS
The folktronica, Brit pop, babe Ellie Goulding has
announce her frst appearance on our side of the
world. After performing at prince William and Kate
Middleton’s royal wedding reception at Buckingham
Palace and then at the White House for Barack
Obama. She is heading to little ol’ NZ with her fve-
piece band. Head to our website for the password to
the pre-sale grooveguide.co.nz.
SEE HER LIVE: ELLIE GOuLdING
FRI 26 OCT stuDio, aucklanD
pRE-SALE: TuE 18 SEp, ticketmaster.co.nz
GENERAL SALE: THu 20 SEp, ticketmaster.co.nz
3 DAYS, 100 BANDS
parachute Music has announced the lineup for
January’s Parachute Festival. Next years festival will
celebrate its 23rd year running. Pretty good going ha!
Internationals acts will include: Switchfoot,
Newsboys, Hillsong united, Family Force
Five, LeCrae, Oh Sleeper, Rapture Ruckus, Sleeping
Giant, White Collar Sideshow, MC Jin and Listener.
Local acts will include: parachute Band, Evermore,
Ruby Frost, Lydia Cole, Massad, Seth Haapu, Loui the
Zu, donell Lewis, Saving Grace, Edge Kingsland, Great
North, Brooke duff, Tom Lark and Bella Kalolo.
SEE THEM LIVE: pARACHuTE FESTIVAL 2013 FRI 25 - SuN 27 JAN
mystery creek eVents centre, Hamilton
TICKETS ONE SALE NOW: iticket.co.nz
RUSTY JETS To NZ
Russell Brand is hitting our shores for the frst time
in November. Brand has been hailed as “the most
exciting comedian of his generation” by Time Out
magazine and now we get a chance to see him in
action. We can safely say that this comedian is not shy
and that there is no doubt he will shock.
SEE HIM LIVE: RuSSELL BRANd
WEd 28 NOV Vector arena, aucklanD
TICKETS ON SALE: TuE 25 SEp 9am
ticketmaster.co.nz
MAN VS. CRoWD
The mad man himself, Bear
Grylls, has announced three New
Zealand shows, following sell out
performances in Australia and the UK.
Grylls’ TV show Man vs. Wild, is one
of the most watched shows on the
planet with an estimated audience of
1.2 billion. How is that even possible?!
During his live show he recounts his
adventures of survival in the craziest
places imaginable. It contains on-
stage action, fre, bug-eating and
much more.
SEE HIM LIVE: BEAR GRYLLS
WEd 28 NOV cBs canterBury arena,
cHristcHurcH
FRI 30 NOV tsB Bank arena, wellington
SuN 02 dEC Vector arena, aucklanD
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: BeargryllsliVe.com
NoThING BUT
MAIDEN
paul di’Anno and Blaze Bayley –
former vocalists of Iron Maiden
– have announced they will be
performing together for the frst time
in New Zealand. The two will have
co-headlining sets where both singers
will be belting out only Iron Maiden
songs (likely with a few surprises
up their sleeves). Special, extremely
limited VIP tickets are available. These
will gain you entry to the show, a VIP
laminate, a few goodies, as well as the
chance to meet both Paul and Blaze
before the show.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
unDertHeraDar.co.nz
SEE THEM LIVE:
pAuL dI’ANNO ANd BLAZE BAYLEY
FRI 07 dEC BoDega, wellington
SAT 08 dEC kings arms, aucklanD
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Feel like you are missing out already with
no Big day Out in New Zealand this year?
Fear not! Kiwi promoters have cherry-picked
the bill and are bringing fve acts across the
ditch to our shores in 2013.
Crystal Castles, Band of Horse, Pretty
Lights and Alabama Shakes have just been
announced alongside the already confrmed
shows of Animal Collective and the Red
Hot Chili Peppers in confrming they will be
including a New Zealand stopover on their
BDO trip down under in January.
Crystal Castles are undoubtedly a
highlight of this announcement for those
who love the feel of the moshpit. The
Toronto duo only just made it here for the
2011 Big Day Out but Alice Glass’ broken foot
severely curtailed the antics of a band with a
reputation for a ferocious live show.
Band of Horses – who are currently
streaming their fourth album Mirage Rock on
their offcial website after its offcial release
last week – are another act with a reputation
here. Their beautifully bruised take on
classic American rock, characterized on two
previous visits by incredible musicianship
and Ben Bridwell’s keening, Neil Young-like
vocals, has earned Band of Horses a legion of
loyal NZ fans.
Alabama Shakes, a band that has kicked
soul music back into the future with an
electrifying live reputation, have been called
the next big thing and are heading our way.
Their debut album Boys & Girls has been
called one of the albums of 2012 by critics
everywhere.
Pretty Lights bring the dance foor direct
from the Big Day Out’s Boiler Room, stopping
off on the way out of Aussie for shows and
Animal Collective return to New Zealand for
the frst time in three years.
To top it all off, any tickets purchased for
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WiNNiNg
Favourite classic flm? Shawshank Redemption.
Favourite childhood memory? Summertime
at our little country house, picking berries
from the garden and eating Granny’s soup
on the terrace.
Favourite vice? CHEESE.
Favourite song? ‘Some Skunk Funk’ The
Brecker Brothers.
Favourite meal? Hungarian fsh soup (halaszle).
Favourite cause? El Sistema and Just Brass.
These programs exists for all children and
young people to experience the rich benefts of
music, through individual and group learning,
irrespective of family, school or community
circumstances.
Favourite ‘90s TV show? Hull High. It was an
American TV show set in the beginning of the
`90s for teenagers like High School Musical,
but a lot cooler.
Favourite word?Megszentsegtelenithetetlens
egeskedeseitekert
(real Hungarian word)
Favourite album? Hand on the Torch - US3.
Favourite type of groupie? The crazy one.
Favourite body part on you? Beard.
Favourite body part on someone else? Eyes.
Favourite venue? Rathaus in Vienna especially
at Christmas and summer.
Favourite lyric? Opening song in Love Actually
- ‘Christmas is all around us’. Cracks me up
every time.
Favourite candy bar? I don’t have a favourite,
but my frst taste of a Snickers bar in the
Socialist Hungary in the late 80’s is a vivid
memory. I traded 6 bars of Milka with my
brother for it!
SEE THEM LIVE: MNOZIL BRASS
SuN 23 SEp st James tHeatre, wellington
MON 24 SEp town Hall, aucklanD
RuFuS WAINWRIGHT
FRI 21 SEp tHe ciVic tHeatre, aucklanD
2 X DouBles passes
MOduLE
THu 20 SEp san fran BatH House, wellington
2 X DouBle passes
BANd OF HORSES
5 X copies of MIRAGE
ROCK
pIRATE CITY ROLLERS
SAT 22 SEp trust
staDium arena,
aucklanD
2 X DouBle passes
the shows during pre-sale period this week
gets you into the draw to win tickets to all
the other shows, and fights and tickets to
the Sydney Big Day Out. Tickets available
from Ticketmaster and Ticketek.
ALABAMA SHAKES
TuE 15 JAN powerstation, aucklanD
CRYSTAL CASTLES
TuE 15 JAN tHe stuDio, aucklanD
BANd OF HORSES
TuE 15 JAN town Hall, wellington
WEd 16 JAN town Hall, aucklanD
pRETTY LIGHTS
THu 31 JAN san fran BatH House, wellington
FRI 01 FEB tHe stuDio, aucklanD
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
MON 14 JAN powerstation, aucklanD
REd HOT CHILI pEppERS
SuN 13 JAN Vector arena, aucklanD
PLAYiNg
FAVouritES
BIG NIGHTS OUT
Zoltan Kiss
MNOZIL BRASS
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Hold up! Bow Wow is all grown up? And he’s coming
to New Zealand? Yeap, it’s all true. Once a sweet little
13-year-old on our airwaves, he’s now headlining his
own show called Unrated. Guess he’s found all the
bitches and liquor then. Wonder if ‘Puppy Love’ will
make an appearance?
Not to be confused with the Lady Gaga song or a
Mad Max movie, the hardcore metal group Edge
of Fury are joined by their band of merry men … I
mean, fellow rockers … Til Death Do Us Party and
Same Current, as well as Dead Dreamers and Seas Of
Confict from Hamilton.
Low Key and Hipstamatics take over your night with
groovy tunes. Low Key aka Mike Haru is one of the
most experienced DJs/presenters on base FM. Always
searching for the smoothest, freshest, most soulful
beats, Low Key also has a passion for the era of ‘90s
hip-hop, funk and soul tunes.
Once part of quirky Kiwi band The Brunettes, Chelsea’s
out on her own and sharing her unique sound. Her
love of all things Disney from the childhood echo
in her music. Her sound was once described as “the
soundtrack to an old Disney movie meets Kraftwerk
fronted by Enya.”
Caoimhe Macfehin, Karl Steven and Kristal G take
their band on the road, playing in Masterton with an
exclusive warm-up show. Comprised of Supergroove,
indie-heroes Vietnam War and Drab Doo Riffs. The
group, whose sound is reminiscent of ‘50s and ‘60s
rhythm and blues, will be performing in a bowling alley.
Former 1980s rockers Subhumans embark on their
frst-ever Australasian tour featuring the 1981 line-up
of Dick, Trotsky, Bruce and Phil, who recorded their
debut EP Demolition War. How will these guys hold
up a good 20 years down the track? I suspect well,
rockers always seems to last a long time.
From the frst time I heard him singing in French on
the Moulin Rouge soundtrack I fell in love with him
right then and there. Do you know this guy has also
written, among many things, classical opera and a
set of Shakespeare’s sonnets to music? What an old-
fashioned babe.
While barefooted guys were impressing Rachel
Hunter on NZ’s Got Talent, this new wave of gifted
youngsters was preparing for tonight’s tough
competition to win over the judges at the Songwriter
of the Year grand fnal. Students will perform their
original songs supported by a backing band.
Electronic musician/producer Module aka Jeramiah
Ross will perform his critically acclaimed soundtrack
from the award-winning video game Shatter, along
with his classics. The show will mark Module’s frst
public hometown performance of the music he
created for local game development studio, Sidhe.
EDGE oF FURY & Co BoW WoW
tHE GEt DoWn PRinCEss CHElEsa DJ sEt
HEaRt attaCK allEY
sUBHUMans
RUFUs WainWRiGHt
sonGWRitER oF tHE YEaR GRanD Final
MoDUlE
THE STudIO KINGS ARMS
SALE ST LIBERTINE
MASTERBOWL
duX LIVE
CIVIC THEATRE
RAYE FREEdMAN ARTS CENTRE
SAN FRAN BATH HOuSE
7.30pm, $40, eVentfinDer.co.nz 8pm, $10, Door sales only
9pm
masterton, 7.30pm, $7.50, Door sales only
8pm, $40, unDertHeraDar.co.nz
7pm, $79-114, tHe-eDge.co.nz
7.30pm, $5-15, iticket.co.nz
8.30pm, $13, cosmicticketing.co.nz
ShIT WoRTh DoING
MuSiC
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I remember when I frst heard
Swan’s achingly slow, tortured
album Skin. It was a work that slowly
stripped you down to the bones of
raw emotion and fettered your soul
like a pastry brush.
Songs were achingly slow and
suspended like tortured souls in some
medieval dungeon. The reinvention of
‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ held you up
against the wall and teasingly ran the
blade menacingly down your thigh.
It was dangerous stuff back then and
still has the cruellest love songs I’ve
ever heard – until now.
Like Trent Reznor compositions
played at the slowest setting Claire
Duncan’s music is ethereal, distant
and mechanically cold, with the
creeping distance of some deranged
artistic spectre. Her music prowls
like Jack the Ripper, ready to unleash
malice on some unsuspecting victim.
But unlike the gothic novels of the
Victorian age Some Kind of Eden gives
no time for melancholy. It doesn’t
concern itself with the questions
of why or where a relationship has
disintegrated or fragmented. Only
that it has. These are cold facts served,
chilled, barely shaken, never stirred.
‘Six Feet Down’ in particular feels like
all the angels have been slow burned
in a smouldering furnace of early The
Cure and Kraftwerk. And never turning
to the betrayal of the upbeat, Duncan
chooses to haunt the subconscious
like Nosferatu’s monster with the most
evident ‘Head to Toe’, which borrows
both attitude and cleverness of St
Vincent, but never slides into simple
melody pop.
Clearly evident throughout is the
isolation Duncan chose to surround
herself in during the recording process
in her expansive vacant studio space
– a mile away from the cramped little
Eden Terrace fat where she made
most of 2010’s Spells. From time to
time there are vocal nods to Bjork,
especially on ‘The Drought’, which
bounces off the cool, shiny concrete
walls and foor with stringent,
monotonous drones of electronic.
Pulsating textures compliment
Duncan’s slightly innocent, malleable
vocals. Her concluding paean, ‘Body
Black’ is the most inspirational effort.
It’s almost like the lifting of a veil
of some self-imposed depression
and revealing that the perceived
gloom was really just a low foggy
haze. Whilst I wouldn’t recommend
fying in this kind of weather, the
underpinning drama and sense
of menace on this album is still
deliciously unsettling.
If your cerebellum is looking to be
challenged, assaulted and soothed
simultaneously, then I’d recommend
Eden. Find a nice quiet place, lie down
and take in at least two songs. Just
don’t bother calling in the morning.
written By tim gruar
The talented singer-songwriter is often seen out and
about on tour with famous friends, most notably Julia
Deans. This time, she is heading off on her own (not
totally alone though, she’s bringing a few friends).
If you haven’t heard this songbird sing, now is the
chance before she fies away.
The R&B star won Kiwi hearts with his debut single
‘Ghetto Flower’, before ‘Takes Me Higher’ and ‘You Got
Me’ became staple club favourites. Heck, his single
even gave ol’ Scribe the chance to come back out of
hiding. He ran into a spot of media trouble last year,
but he’s back and no doubt with a new energy.
Some of New Zealand’s top quality rock acts have
come out of this competition it sees secondary school
students around the country compete for the top
spot. Every year, there is more skill and innovation
and it blows me away what some of these talented
teens can do. But save the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll
for when you hit 18 kids.
Like an animation lifted from the pages of a comic
book, 95bFM is going out of winter with a bang,
complete with a spiky exclamation action bubbl
and the cheesy sound effects. But seriously, it’s a
celebration of spring (it’s spring?) featuring 1995, Suren
Unka, Heart Attack Alley and more. It’ll make your ears
go snap, crackle, pop and potentially bang as well.
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sMoKEFREE RoCKQUEst Final
95BFM GoEs BanG
LEIGH SAWMILL
MANGAWHAI TAVERN
FOuNdERS THEATRE
WHAMMY BAR
leigH, 8pm, $20, iticket.co.nz
9pm, $10, eVentfinDer.co.nz
Direct from Austria, Mnozil Brass blows audiences
away with its unique blend of musical ability,
theatrics and originality. Formed 20 years ago in Josef
Mnozil’s small tavern in Vienna, Austria, this ensemble
of seven weird and whacky brass players has been
wowing audiences around the world with the sheer
variety and diversity of its performances.
MnoZil BRass
ST JAMES THEATRE
8pm, $72-92, ticketek.co.nz
6.30pm, $10, ticketek.co.nz
8pm, $10-15, unDertHeraDar.co.nz
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Who’s in the dead supergroup for
your dream hologram show?
Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Beethoven.
What’s an upcoming flm you’re
jazzed about?
Cirque Du Soleil & James Cameron
have a new circus one coming out in
December called Worlds Away in 3D.
Where can your stalkers fnd you
during the weekend?
Depends on the weather, hanging
out in my house truck at a nice
picturesque coastal location.
What happens when you mix Coca
Cola with pepsi?
Gut rot x 2.
Your fantasy spirit animal is…
Pushmepullyou.
ARTIST Q&A
Your signature “I’m an amazing
cook” dish is…
Sunday morning pancakes with
lemon & brown sugar.
The best TV show around at the
moment is…
Don’t know & don’t really care, bit
busy making circus & living in the
back of a truck.
The best place for a date night is…
Same place as stalkers can fnd me.
You’d get arrested if the police
knew that you…
Dressed in lycra & swing around on
ropes - oh hang on that’s just my job.
people say you look like…
Spiderman or John Clease - depends
on the day.
Five celebs on your f**klist?
Milla Jovovich, Pink, Monica Bellucci,
Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz.
Kittens or puppies?
Puppies - medium rare.
What generic current affair has
your blood boiled?
Why people call dance gay & yet
a bunch of Neanderthal blokes
running round a feld in short shorts
grabbing each other’s balls is a
national obsession.
SEE HIM LIVE: FuSE CIRCuS
THE BOdY FESTIVAL - REVOLVER
MON 08 OCT - WEd 10 OCT tHe geo Dome,
cHristcHurcH
AuCKLANd
HAMILTON
WELLINGTON
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Bringing down the fourth wall, this highly interactive
performance fuses the divide between audience
and actor. As the title suggests, a red chair is lit up at
selected tables where audience members are sitting.
These chairs serve as a performance space that the
actors work with in a cabaret-style show.
Watch a seemly perfect ex-relationship crumble into
a million pieces in this adaptation of Noel Coward’s
genre-defning rom-com. The show takes to the original
idea with destructive force, trashing apartments
and relationships alike. Celebrate wit, a comedy of
relationships and errors as a happily divorced couple
fnd themselves in adjoining hotel suites.
tHE RED CHaiR
PRiVatE liVEs
Q THEATRE
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SEASON: WEd 19 SEp - SuN 30 SEp
8pm, $29-54, QtHeatre.co.nz
SEASON: WEd 19 SEp - SAT 29 SEp
7/8pm, $55, QtHeatre.co.nz
SEASON: WEd 19 SEp - SAT 06 OCT
4pm, $25-46, circa.co.nz

It’s like that movie with Jackie Chan in it and how he
went in a hot air balloon around the world in a time
period that was more than 60 days but less than 100
and it was amazing for the 1800s. Yeah. Well, this is
like that, but a musical journey around the world with
the NZ Symphony Orchestra.
Everyone saw the movie Whip It, right? So by now
you’ll know roller derby is a totally awesome sport
that’s growing in New Zealand. Catch the fnal bout
of the Pirate City Rollers’ 2012 season and witness
two teams fghting the skin off their knees for victory
and the Black Dahlia Cup. It’s a wild ride and you’re
guaranteed to see a little blood, sweat and tears.
Nothing says ‘social critique’ like a wickedly clever
comedy. Clybourne Park explores two time periods,
1959 and the present day, in two acts. The frst centres
on a nervous community anxious to stop the sale
of a home to a black family. Act two looks at a now
predominately African-American neighborhood as it
battles to hold its ground in the gentrifcation.
Explore rich Maori history through traditional
cloaks, among the most precious treasures to Maori
and stunning in their artistry. Each cloak carries a
powerful story of the weavers and wearers, linking
past and present. There is also a live action studio to
see cloak weavers in action.
aRoUnD tHE WoRlD in 80 MinUtEs
tHE GooD, tHE BaD anD tHE DERBY
ClYBoURnE PaRK
KaHU oRa: liVinG CloaKs
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23 Britomart place (09) 366-1759
The Strand Takapuna
(09) 280-1487
Vibrant Mexican street food
served with margaritas, tequila
and Mexican Beer. Arrive early
for a table.

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

pINXTOS
(OpENING OCTOBER)
128c ponsonby Rd
Bar*Cafe*Tapas
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.
LA ZEppA KITCHEN & BAR
37 drake St (09) 379-8167
The focus: people who want to
enjoy each other’s company
with a great glass of wine
and tasty plates, without the
constraints of having to book or
have a meal at a certain time.
LIBERTINE
37 drake St (09) 929-2790
Taking it’s 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.

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

BRITOMART
COuNTRY CLuB
31 Galway St (09) 303-2541
Gourmet Pizzas, tapas and a
famous high tea service

CHApEL
147 ponsonby Rd (09) 360-4528

THE dEpOT
86 Federal St (09) 363-7048
dISTRICT dINING
50 Customs St East (09)368-5315
Fresh, affordable bistro dining in
a relaxed atmosphere. Designed
to share.

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

THAI ME up
244 ponsonby Rd (09) 376-9909

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

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

AuCKLAND EAtEriES
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WELLINGTON GIG GuIdE CHRISTCHuRCH GIG GuIdE
Wed 19
Big RiveR Chain
10PM, Mighty Mighty
KRoon FoR youR Kai
7PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
LoCaL Legends at the
session FeatuRing
CRete haami
9PM, Matterhorn, Free
maRz ChiLden
ConsCious hip hop jam
9PM, San Francisco Bath House
the mediCine standup
Comedy night
8PM, Meow, $5
the new BRides
and guests
8PM, Medusa, $5
white CLoud: songs
9PM, BATS Theatre, $20
Thu 20
aCoustiC musiC
The Cheeky Pipi
adam page
7PM, Mighty Mighty, $10
aLex tsiBouLsKi
Adam Concert Room
BandeoKe
8PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
moduLe: shatteR Live
9AM, San Francisco
Bath House, $13
the eviL genius
musiC Quiz
7PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
white CLoud: songs
9PM, BATS Theatre, $20
Fri 21
aLi haRpeR
Old St Paul’s
BLeaKwteR
9PM, Meow
eaRFood
10PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
Famous FRidays
Sandwiches
heaRt attaCK aLLey,
stompin’ niCK
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5
nzsm FRiday
LunChtime ConCeRt
NZSM Concert Hall
suBhumans
9PM, Bodega, $40
white CLoud: songs
9PM, BATS Theatre, $20
SaT 22
amiRia gReneLL
4PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
BattLe-sKa gaLaCtiCa
10PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
Benny and the jets
Hashigo Zake
La de duB
9PM, San Francisco Bath House
neiL BiLLington
BLues Band
The Lido Cafe
punChLine
Comedy night
7PM, Meow, $18
saint Cosmos, mongo
sKato, i.RyoKo Live
9PM, Russian Frost
Farmers Gallery, $5
shitRippeR,
RogeRnomiCs,
numBsKvLL
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5
spRing tango & saLsa
tRopiCaL heat BaLL
The Hunter Lounge
white CLoud: songs
9PM, BATS Theatre, $20
Sun 23
impRov Cage matCh
7PM, Circa Theatre, $18
ReCoveRy sessions
3PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant
the sunday jazz CLuB
Public Bar & Eatery
the tRouBLes
8PM, Meow
Wed 19
aL paRK
9PM, The Brewery
Bazi BaKeR
8PM, Wunderbar
open miC night
8PM, The Venue Music-Bar
wiLL FRost
5PM, Ad Lib Cafe & Deli
Thu 20
joseF oRLowsKi
aLBum LaunCh
8.30PM, Wunderbar
new musiC CoLLeCtive
pResents Live at
the daRKRoom
8.30PM, Darkroom
suBhumans
8PM, Dux Live, $40
the shameLess two
10PM, The Craic Irish Bar
Fri 21
antix
10PM, The Bedrock Bar
djCxL - the man.
the Legend
9PM, Pierside Cafe
indigo woLF
8PM, Darkroom
john the Baptist
spRingtime touR
11PM, The Brewery
Kate anastasiou
5PM, The Astro Lounge
mantis & guests
9PM, Wunderbar, $5
seth hamiLton -
the get down
9PM, CBD Bar
SaT 22
CaRLos smith diaz,
daRRen tatom &
jaCK CameRon
8PM, Porthole Bar
CooL Change tRio
7.30PM, The Woolston Club
dR sanChez
6PM, The Astro Lounge
houswoRKs
9PM, The Monday Room
john the Baptist
spRingtime touR
9PM, Wunderbar, $10
miKe t
9PM, CBD Bar
souL puRpose
Revival Bar
Sun 23
Kate anastasiou
3PM, No 4
nataLie eLms
3PM, The Astro Lounge
wiLLie mCaRthuR
4PM, Ciburb Bar
Mon 24
heRa & jed
8.30PM, The Monday Room
Quiz night
6.30PM, Pierside Cafe
Tue 25
maL haRRis’ puB Quiz
7PM, Pegasus Arms
open heaRt CiRCuitRy
8PM, Dux Live
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dj juLien dyne
6PM, Everybodys
geneRaL Lee
7PM, Chapel Bar
inFamous night owLs
Ft. Louie and the BeaR
tim waLKeR huLLaKitty
Red BeaRd ameLia
muRRay niCK Raven
8PM, Khuja Louge
inFamous night owLs:
indie aCoustiC evening
8PM, Khuja Lounge
Kate anastasiou
6PM, The Brickworks
septemBeR metaL
8PM, The Kings Arms, $5
LyRaCists Lounge
Zeal
LyRaKiLL
9PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar
oLd sChooL djs:
muRRay CammiCK,
manueL Bundy
6PM, Racket
opshop w/ BRendan
LovegRove
The Backyard
popuLaR musiC:
songwRiteR oF the
yeaR 2012 - gRand FinaL
7PM, Raye Freedman
Arts Centre, $15
pRinCess CheLsea
deejay set
7PM, Libertine
Root down w/
dean CampBeLL
6PM, tyler Street Garage
sCRatCh night 3
8PM, Alleluya Cafe, $8
septemBeR metaL
9PM, The Kings Arms
shaKe, stiR and sing
with dan and ChRis
7PM, The Windsor Castle
the get down
6PM, Sale St
the wax woRKs: t-RiCe
5PM, The Britomart Country Club
Fri 21
aRChiteCts
8PM, The Kings Arms, $50
BRett poLLey
8PM, De Post
dean te paa
8PM, Glen Eden RSA
Wed 19
aCetones
9PM, Verona
Bow wow
“undeRRated touR”
Studio
ConCh ReCoRds at BCC
5PM, Britomart Country Club
CReative jazz CLuB
8PM, 1885 Basement, $10
diRty diana’s soL night
7PM, Chapel Bar
edge oF FuRy, tiL
death do us paRty,
dead dReameRs,
seas oF ConFLiCt,
and same CuRRent.
8PM, The Kings Arms
industRy night
1AM, twentyone
jamie oehLeRs -
jazz peRFoRmanCe
woRKshop
1PM, Studio One, Kenneth
Myers Centre
mayavanya
6PM, Racket
nigeL Love and
gRant maRshaLL
5PM, Sale St
sCRatCh night 3
8PM, Alleluya Cafe, $8
Thu 20
1885 Live: massad
9PM, 1885 Britomart
aCoustiC thuRsday
Ft. john edwaRds
5PM, Northern SteamShip
aCoustiC thuRsday
w/ eLi
7PM, Neighbourhood
aCoustiC thuRsdays
with wayLon
7PM, Nuffeld St.
BLaCKLeaF gaRdens,
haLo oF ashes, guiLty
in saLem [isoyg],
just one jaFa
8PM, Kings Arms Tavern, $5
Business CasuaL
9PM, Cassette Nine
dj imagine this
8PM, Snapdragon
dj jason eLi
6PM, Commons
Rhythm and styLe
5PM, Sale St
RuFus wainwRight
& Band
The Civic
sam hiLL, jeRm
6PM, Racket
the ConjuRoRs, xuRi
xRuz, hang Loose
10PM, Whammy Bar, $10
tsg Live with aLisha,
FRanK BooKeR Ft.
Lewis mCCaLLum
5PM, Tyler Street Garage
we own the night
8PM, 1885 Britomart, $10
zane t, LyRaKi
6PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar
SaT 22
#jusayin pResents:
high noon, Chaos in
the CBd FundRaiseR/
ReLease paRty
2PM, Hard Luck Cafe, $15
95BFm goes Bang
Whammy Bar
aCapeLLa Live
DNA Bar
a ponsonBy
institution
8PM, Chapel Bar
anna Coddington
9PM, LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE, $20
Ben wah
11PM, 1885 Basement
ChiCa LiCoRiCa
9PM, Sandbar, Waiheke
david shanhun
8PM, De Post
dean CampBeLL
7PM, Sale St
depaRtuRe CLuB
10PM, 1885 Britomart, $10
dimension
The Bacco Room
dj adam o , dj Kms
9PM, Snapdragon
dj dyLan C
9PM, Northern SteamShip
dj FRanK BooKeR
7PM, Everybodys
dj jaRRod phiLLips and
dj gRant maRshaLL
9PM, twentyone
dj aRoha
6PM, Commons
dj Ben wah , dj noRmKsi
6PM, Northern SteamShip
dj dan aux, dj exmixKid
9PM, Snapdragon
dj diRty diana
7PM, Red Hummingbird
dj jazz , dj aimee
RensFoRd
5PM, Neighbourhood
dj john hoLmes
6PM, Nuffeld St.
dj KaRn haLL & dj
aLex RiChaRds
8PM, twentyone, Free
dj Leza Lee
6PM, Chivas at The Deck
dj soLLy
6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen
duB disCo
10PM, Be Club, $5
duB disCo
10PM, Code, $5
eB: dj Rose aLiCe,
dj jason eLi
5PM, Everybodys
in dReams
Wine Cellar
jason smith
8PM, Moretons Bar
Kate
8PM, GBS Bar
Lee gRay duo
9PM, Merchant Bar
Light oRphan, weapons
6PM, Libertine
LoKey
5PM, The Britomart Country Club
maRK tRonson
9PM, The Patriot
moa , the
KaLeidosCopes
w/ sam RiveRs
10PM, Khuja Lounge, $5
oCeania stoRm
8PM, New Brew Tavern Albany
onny KauLima
11PM, 1885 Basement
opshop w/ BRendhan
LovegRove
7PM, The Kingslander, $45
pat 4 pResident
9PM, Elephant Wrestler
pRoud maRy’s
Last danCe
10PM, 4:20, $10
auCkLaNd GIG GuIdE
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dj seLeCta sam
8PM, La Zeppa Kitchen
dj sisteR aCt
4PM, Chapel Bar
dj soLLy dj hudge
5PM, Neighbourhood
dj tido
7PM, Commons
dj tRash
8PM, Red Hummingbird
engLish jaKe , max -
what’s tha happs
7PM, Libertine
FeaR FaCtoRy w/
8 Foot sativa
8PM, The Powerstation, $72.50
gRanduo
9PM, Rickshaw Eddys
gReat RoCK FoR
heaRt 3 Ft. miLe high,
novemBeR zuLu,
invadeR Cain, doppLeR
& gaBRieLLe giLBeRt
8PM, The Paddington Live, $10
hospiCe shop
RetRo FaiR
10AM, New Lynn Hospice Shop
KLassix FRom paRis
5PM, The Britomart Country Club
Lee gRay duo
9PM, The Patriot
masteR jams with tido
7PM, Tyler Street Garage
nom de stRip
10PM, Be Club, $10
oLd sKooL satuRdays
w/ dj LineLy Latu
7PM, Chivas at The Deck
Rudsits BRotheRs
9PM, Black Salt
shane hand , joRdan
momentus
8PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar
siCK disCo x good juju!
6PM, Cassette Nine
suBhumans
8PM, The Kings Arms, $40
tdK
8PM, Racket
texas toast paRty Ft.
LuCKy LanCe, dandRuFF
diCKy, get Ban, ev Love,
haz Beats and guests
11PM, Khuja Lounge, $5
the FRiday BLendeR
4PM, Chapel Bar
the gaRy haRvey Band
Ostend Bar & Brasserie, Waiheke
20th yeaR
anniveRsaRy paRty
7PM, Verona
vhF duo
9PM, Merchant Bar
Sun 23
aCoustiC sunday
session w eLi
guttenBieL
3PM, La Zeppa Kitchen
aCoustiC sundays
Ft hugh mCCaRoLL
2PM, Neighbourhood
BRitomaRt sunday
seRviCe: Ft.
gRapevinyL djs
2PM, The Britomart Country Club
CoaCh aLBum
ReLease show
8PM, The Kingsarms Tavern, $10
CoaCh FamiLy tRee touR
5PM, Kings Arms, $10
dj hudge
3PM, La Zeppa Kitchen
pat 4 pResident
9PM, Merchant Bar
shae sneLL
2PM, Sale St
sunday session with
the sentimentaL
sound system
3PM, Chapel Bar
Mon 24
CLuB ConnoisseuRs
6PM, Chapel Bar
tRaditionaL
musiC session
The Clare Inn
viva jazz QuaRtet
6PM, The Windsor Castle
Tue 25
aBC studios
Russian Club
Beats, eats & Co
Ponsonby Social Club
open miC night
8PM, The Windsor Castle
Wed 19
Quiz night
Biddy Mulligans Irish
Pub, Hamilton
suBhumans
5PM, Musicians Club,
Dunedin, $40
Thu 20
Biddy’s Band
BattLe FinaLe
Biddy Mulligans Irish
Pub, Hamilton
CLap CLap Riot
nationwide touR
8PM, Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui
CoaCh FamiLy tRee touR
8PM, YOT Club, Raglan, $10
LytteLton Rough
house RevivaL
7PM, Barrytown Hall,
Barrytown $15
needLess Cane w/
CRaCKpot theoRy
& guests
8PM, The Royal,
Palmerston North
Fri 21
BLaK RoK aLBum
LaunCh
8PM, Altitude Bar, Hamilton
CLap CLap Riot
nationwide touR
w/ speCiaL guests
9PM, The Cabana, Napier
CoaCh FamiLy tRee touR
8PM, Hot Lava, Ohakune, $10
CRossRoads duo
The Dinsdale Offce, Hamilton
house oF shem
haRd Road touR
Trees Tavern, Tokoroa
nz BLues BRotheRs
tRiBute show
Putaruru District Services
Memorial Club, Putaruru
punKtuation
Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui
RetuRn oF the
FReaKin’ hamiLtRons
9PM, Biddy Mulligans,
Hamilton, $10
swampFest 2012
The Stomach, Palmerston North
SaT 22
CoaCh FamiLy tRee touR
8PM, Space Monster,
Wanganui, $10
d FResh
uno Bar, Palmerston North
heRman’s heRmits
7PM, Clarence St. Theatre,
Hamilton, $59.99
house oF shem
haRd Road touR
Kaiah Bar, Rotorua
oCeania stoRm nz touR
sweet musiC aLBum
ReLease mt maunganui
9PM, Brewers Bar, Mt
Maunganui, $25
opshop w/ BRendhan
LovegRove
The Helm, Hamilton
oRiginaL song
Competition
Ashhurst Inn, Ashhurst
saFe house - night
oF heavy Bass
Dram & Cock Whiskey Bar, Napier
smoKeFRee RoCKQuest
nationaL FinaL
Founders Theatre, Hamilton
swampFest 2012
Youth Space, Palmerston North
tanKapaLooza 2012
Willowpark Tavern,
Palmerston North
tempLe oF the gRunge
9PM, The Cabana, Napier
times eye with
tRiumphant sKuLL,
aBstRaCt suRvivaL
and niCK Knox
9PM, Re:Fuel, Dunedin, $5
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Otago’s campus hangout since, like, forever may
look like an underground dungeon, but in reality it
is the coolest place for funky gigs, low-lighting and
close contact with good friends and strangers. It’s
fun, sweaty and great for casual mid-week beers (my
favourite activity) or Saturday grooving.
A&M, situated down a secluded lane in the heart of
Britomart, is renowned for its premium wine lists,
champagnes and top quality cocktails served by the
city’s best bartenders. With seasonal lunches and
exciting tapas from early evening until very late.
RE:FUEL
AGENTS & MERCHANTS
640 CumBeRLand st
44 Customs stReet east


Once a larger building situated on Wellington’s waterfront, Foxtail
is the capital’s hottest cocktail and champagne bar. Undergoing a
massive transformation, Foxtail has now created a funky vibe by
downsizing to smaller, more intimate lounge areas. Retaining its
1940-style glamour and décor, the restaurant boasts 180 degree views
of the harbour, the retro Games Room and the funky Brass Monkey
bar upstairs.
FOXTAIL
57 Customhouse Quay


hipsteR FRiendLy
Food
iRish
aFteR woRK
open Late
spoRts BaR
danCe FLooR
one night stand
Live musiC
CRaFt BeeRs
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Quay st CLuBRooms
204 Quay st (09) 357-6147
Watch the game while your
girlfriend goes dancing.

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

La zeppa KitChen & BaR
37 drake st (09) 379-8167
Focusing on the fact that people
want to enjoy each other’s
company with a great glass of
wine and tasty plates, without
the constraints of having to
book or have a meal at a certain
time.

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

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

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

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

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

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
afterwork drinks or a Sunday
session on the sun drenched
outdoor courtyard or the lounge
inside.

VIADUCT
snapdRagon
204 Quay st (09) 357-6147
A blend of 1930s vintage
glamour and West Hollywood
lounge with a healthy shot of
private gentlemen’s club.
the BRitomaRt
soCiaL CLuB
31 galway st (09) 303-2541
A garden bar in the middle of
the city. Comes with a mini golf
lawn, cocktail jugs and vinyl-
only DJs.

RaCKet BaR
6-10 Roukai Lane (09) 309-5854
Serves everything from single-
malt whisky to cans of Double
Brown.

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

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

CENTRAL & K’RD
doC BaR
352 K’Rd (09) 365-1800
Tues-Sat

Khuja Lounge
Lvl 3/536 Queen st (09)377-3711

Kings aRms
59 France st (09) 373-3240

FatheR ted’s
oRiginaL iRish puB
1 wellesley st west
(09) 377-3144
Entertainment 7 nights a week,
with 3 big screens, pool table,
competitions & prizes, quiz,
karaoke and live music

PONSONBY
ChapeL
147 ponsonby Rd (09) 360-4528
For a quiet afternoon drink with
friends in the sun, a lite bite, a la
carte dining or a great night out.

goLden dawn
Crossroads of ponsonby &
Richmond Rds
ph (09) 376-9929

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

juLep
152 ponsonby Rd (09) 378-8186
pinxtos (opening oCt)
128c ponsonby Rd
Bar*Cafe*Tapas

the ponsonBy
(BeLgian BeeR CaFe)
1-3 st mary’s Rd (09) 376-6092
A little piece of Europe in the
heart of Ponsonby, the perfect
spot to kick start the weekend,
for an intimate dinner or a
refreshing after-work beverage...

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

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

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GREAT ROCK FOR HEART
sat 22 sep The Paddington, Auckland
GREG JOHNSON
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
GRIMES (CA)
thu 13 dec San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
Fri 14 dec Powerstation, Auckland
GRIZZLY BEAR (US)
tue 20 nov The Opera
House, Wellington
wed 21 nov Bruce Mason
Centre, Auckland
THE GUNSLINGER’S BALL
thu 18 oct Cabana, Napier
Fri 19 oct Bodega, Wellington
sat 20 oct The Mayfair, New Plymouth
sun 21 oct Gravity, Hamilton
Fri 26 oct The Powerstation, Auckland
sat 27 oct Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
HOT CHELLE RAE (US)
thu 18 oct TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
sat 20 oct Vector Arena, Auckland
HYPERPOTAMUS (ES)
Fri 28 sep Leigh Sawmill,
Leigh/Auckland
sat 29 sep Golden Dawn, Auckland
wed 03 oct Cabana, Napier
Fri 05 oct Mighty Mighty, Wellington
JAY SEAN (UK)
sun 21 oct Telstra Clear Pacifc
Events Centre, Auckland
LAGWAGON (US)
wed 12 dec San Fran
Bathhouse, Wellington
thu 13 dec Kings Arms, Auckland
LA DE DA FESTIVAL 2012
sun 30 dec - mon 31 dec Daisybank
Farm, Martinborough
LINKIN PARK (US)
thu 21 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland
COMIC BOOK MONTH
sat 01 sep - sun 30 sep
Auckland City Libraries
COROMANDEL GOLD 2012
sun 30 dec - mon 31 dec
Ohuka Farm, Whitianga
CRYSTAL CASTLES
tue 15 jan The Studio, Auckland
DEAR TIME’S WASTE
Fri 21 sep 12 Below, Dunedin
sat 22 sep Darkroom, Christchurch
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
thu 11 oct - sun 27 oct
Maidment Theatre, Auckland
DEVO, SIMPLE MINDS &
THE CHURCH
sat 15 dec Villa Maria Estate, Auckland
DON MCGLASHAN
thu 27 sep Bodega, Wellington
Fri 28 sep Naval Point Club, Lyttleton
sat 29 sep Geraldine
Cinema, Geraldine
thu 04 oct Events Centre, Carterton
Fri 05 oct Fringe Festival, Hamilton
sat 06 oct Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh
ED SHEERAN (UK)
Fri 08 mar TSB Arena, Wellington
sat 09 mar Vector Arena, Auckland
ELLIE GOULDING (UK)
Fri 26 oct Studio, Auckland
ENTER SHIKARI (UK)
tue 18 sep Zeal, West Auckland
EVERCLEAR (US)
wed 17 oct Juice Bar, Auckland
thu 18 oct The Studio, Auckland
EVERMORE
Fri 26 oct Juice Bar, Auckland
sat 27 oct Bodega, Wellington
EXODUS
sat 31 dec Te Tumu Kaituna
Reserve, Papamoa Beach
FEAR FACTORY (US)
sat 22 sep Powerstation, Auckland
GOMEZ (UK)
tue 23 oct The Powerstation, Auckland
wed 24 oct The Opera
House, Wellington
ALABAMA SHAKES(US)
tue 15 jan Powerstation, Auckland
ALESTORM (UK)
thu 24 jan Kings Arms, Auckland
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (US)
mon 14 jan Powerstation, Auckland
ANIKA MOA, BOH RUNGA &
HOLLIE SMITH
thu 04 oct St John’s Cathedral, Napier
Fri 05 oct All Saints Anglican
Church, Palmerston North
sat 06 oct Old St Paul’s, Wellington
sun 07 oct Old St Paul’s, Wellington
wed 10 oct St Andrew’s On
Liardet, New Plymouth
thu 11 oct Chapel of Christ
The King, Hamilton
Fri 12 oct Holy Trinity
Cathedral, Auckland
sat 13 oct Holy Trinity, Tauranga
sun 14 oct Civic Theatre, Rotorua
wed 17 oct St Michael & All
Angels, Christchurch
thu 18 oct St Michael & All
Angels, Christchurch
Fri 19 oct Knox Church, Dunedin
sat 20 oct First Presbyterian
Church, Invercargill
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80
MINUTES
sat 22 sep Michael Fowler
Centre, Wellington
tue 25 sep Municipal Theatre, Napier
thu 27 sep Founders
Theatre, Hamilton
Fri 28 sep Town Hall, Auckland
BAND OF HORSES (US)
tue 15 jan Town Hall, Wellington
wed 16 jan Town Hall, Auckland
BATHS (US)
wed 14 nov Whammy Bar, Auckland
thu 15 nov San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
BEN HARPER (US)
sat 03 nov Michael Fowler
Centre, Wellington
mon 05 nov ASB Theatre, Auckland
BILL BAILEY (UK)
Fri 28 sep Michael Fowler
Centre, Wellington
sat 29 sep Michael Fowler
Centre, Wellington
mon 01 oct CBS Canterbury
Arena, Christchurch
wed 03 oct ASB Theatre, Auckland
thu 04 oct ASB Theatre, Auckland
BILLY BRAGG (UK)
Fri 12 oct Town Hall, Auckland
sat 13 oct The Opera
House, Wellington
sun 14 oct Otago Festival Of The Arts
tue 16 oct Aurora Centre, Christchurch
THE BLACK KEYS (US)
sat 03 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
mon 05 nov TSB Bank
Arena, Wellington
BLUES CONTROL (US)
sat 06 oct Snake Pit, Auckland
sun 07 oct The Dark
Room, Christchurch
tue 09 oct Russian Frost
Farmers, Wellington
BOW WOW (US)
wed 19 sep The Studio, Auckland
CALVIN HARRIS, MAJOR
LAZER & BASSNECTAR
Fri 30 nov ASB Showgrounds, Auckland
CLAP CLAP RIOT
thu 20 sep Brewers Bar, Tauranga
Fri 21 sep Cabana Bar, Napier
thu 04 oct The Royal,
Palmerston North
Fri 05 oct Bar Bodega, Wellington
sat 06 oct Rising Sun, Auckland
CLIFF RICHARD (UK)
sat 26 jan Vector Arena, Auckland
mon 28 jan TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
thu 31 jan CBS Canterbury
Arena, Christchurch
COLDPLAY (UK)
sat 10 nov Mt Smart
Stadium, Auckland
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SMASH MOUTH (US)
wed 17 oct The
Powerstation, Auckland
SMOKEFREE
ROCKQUEST FINAL
sat 22 sep Founders Theatre, Hamilton
STEEL PANTHER (US)
tue 02 oct Powerstation, Auckland
TAHUNA BREAKS
sat 13 oct The Colombo, Christchurch
Fri 05 oct San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
sat 06 oct The Studio, Auckland
sat 20 oct Founders
Heritage Park, Nelson
TIM & ERIC (US)
sat 06 oct Powerstation, Auckland
THE UKULELE FESTIVAL
sat 01 dec Trusts Stadium, Auckland
VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND
MUSIC AWARDS
thu 01 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
THE WAR OF THE WORLD
thu 01 nov - sun 16 dec
Stardome, Auckland
WEEZER (US)
Fri 11 jan Vector Arena, Auckland
WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A
PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
sat 10 nov - sun 03 Feb
Auckland Art Gallery
RIVAL STATE
Fri 12 oct Rising Sun Auckland
sat 13 oct The Mayfair, New Plymouth
sat 02 nov Bodega, Wellington
ROBYN (SE)
thu 04 oct The Powerstation, Auckland
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT (US)
Fri 21 sep Civic Theatre, Auckland
RUSSELL BRAND (UK)
wed 28 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
RUSSIAN CIRCLES (US)
wed 26 sep The Kings Arms, Auckland
thu 27 sep San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
RYAN KERSHAW BAND
sat 06 oct The Royal,
Palmerston North
sat 20 oct Kings Arms, Auckland
sat 27 oct Red Eye, Whangarei
SHOW ME SHORTS
FILM FESTIVAL
thu 01 nov - sun 11 nov
Capitol Cinema, Auckland
thu 01 nov - sun 11 nov
Pukekohe Cinema, Auckland
thu 01 nov - sun 11 nov
Matakana Cinema, Auckland
thu 01 nov - sun 11 nov Waiheke
Island Community Cinema, Auckland
thu 08 nov - sun 18 nov
Paramount Cinema, Wellington
thu 08 nov - sun 18 nov
Rialto Cinema, Dunedin
thu 15 nov - sun 25 nov Bay
City Cinemas, Tauranga
thu 15 nov - sun 25 nov The
Regal Cinema, Twizel
thu 03 nov - sun 13 jan The
Monkey House, Whitianga
SIX60
sat 17 nov ASB Theatre, Auckland
LORD (AU)
wed 03 oct The Foundry, Christchurch
thu 04 oct 12 Below, Dunedin
Fri 05 oct Kings Arms, Auckland
sat 06 oct Bodega, Wellington
MINISTRY OF SALSA
sat 24 nov The Studio
MNOZIL BRASS (AT)
sun 23 sep St James
Theatre, Wellington
mon 24 sep Town Hall, Auckland
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
MUSIC AT MOJO
thu 27 sep Mojo Invincible,
Wellington (Erin Helyard)
thu 11 oct Mojo Invincible,
Wellington (Saxess)
NEKROMANTIX (DEN)
tue 09 oct Bodega, Wellington
wed 10 oct Kings Arms, Auckland
NICKELBACK (US)
Fri 30 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
NICKI MINAJ (US)
sat 24 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
NIGHTCHOIR
sat 29 sep The Paddington, Auckland
NIGHTWISH (FI)
tue 08 jan Studio, Auckland
NORTHERN BASS FESTIVAL
sun 30 dec - mon 31 dec Mangawhai
NZ INTERNATIONAL FILM
FESTIVAL
tue 19 sep - sun 30 sep Hawkes Bay
wed 17 oct - wed 31 oct Masterton
tue 19 sep - sun 02 oct
Palmerston North
thu 19 sep - sun 23 sep Tauranga
OWL CITY (US)
Fri 16 nov Powerstation, Auckland
PARACHUTE FESTIVAL 2013
Fri 25 jan - sun 27 jan
Mystery Creek, Hamilton
PARKWAY DRIVE (AUS)
wed 12 dec Logan Campbell
Centre, Auckland
PAT BENATAR, AMERICA
AND MORE…
sat 16 Feb The Amphitheatre, Taupo
sun 17 Feb Matakana Country
Park, Matakana, North Auckland
sat 23 Feb Gibbston Valley
Winery, Queenstown
PAUL DI’ANNO & BLAZE
BAYLEY (UK)
Fri 07 dec Bodega, Wellington
sat 08 dec Kings Arms, Auckland
PRETTY LIGHTS (US)
thu 31 jan San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
Fri 01 Feb The Studio, Auckland
RADIOHEAD (UK)
tue 06 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (US)
sun 13 jan Vector Arena, Auckland
REGINA SPEKTOR (US)
mon 03 dec Town Hall, Auckland
RHYS DARBY
wed 03 oct CBS Arena, Christchurch
RHYTHM & ALPS
Fri 28 dec - sat 29 dec terrace
Downs, Christchurch
RHYTHM & ALPS
SOUNDCHECK
thu 04 oct Union Hall, Dunedin
RHYTHM & VINES
sat 29 dec - mon 31 dec
Waiohika Estate, Gisborne
RHYTHM & VINES
SOUNDCHECK
Fri 05 oct Vector Arena, Auckland
RICK WAKEMAN (UK)
sat 06 oct Town Hall, Wellington
sun 07 oct Bruce Mason
Centre, Auckland
mon 08 oct Aurora Centre,
Christchurch
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For the last month or so, Bret McKenzie has been a man on a
mission. Bustling from interview to interview, the multi-talented
performer has been talking and thinking about almost nothing but Two
Little Boys – his new movie and frst starring role – in the lead up to the
flm’s opening this thursday.
as one of many interviewers, I was hoping my questions wouldn’t be
met with clichéd answers, a sense of boredom at the same questions
being asked for the umpteenth time, and even a sigh when I ask him,
“Where do you keep your oscar?” (I totally asked and for the record, he
still keeps it on his piano).
But not at all. In fact, he has a charm, an easy-going nature, and seemed
to be totally at ease when talking about anything but the semantics of
the flm. and so it happened that we spent far too much time discussing
mullets, cheese rolls and sea animals.
Two Little Boys – directed by robert sarkies of Scarfes fame – is the
story of best friends Nige (McKenzie) and Deano (australian comedian
hamish Blake from the well-known duo hamish and andy). after Nige
gets wrapped up in an unfortunate accident, their friendship is tested
as Deano will go to any lengths to keep his best friend with him – even if
that means dispatching anyone who gets in his way.
“Nige is incredibly beaten up,” Bret says when asked what he thinks of
his character. “the flm’s about him breaking free from this oppressive
relationship.”
“What’d I think? I wouldn’t wanna be Nige,” he adds with a laugh. “I
don’t think anyone would. his best mate is a complete psychopath. It’s a
bit unfortunate that when they met as children he didn’t know this.”
Uncharted territory for the typically light-hearted comedian, but it was
this quirky, yet disturbing theme that attracted Bret to the script.
“I loved the script because of that darkness,” he explains. “It’s a really
interesting balance between drama and comedy. the story is very dark.
Getting rid of a dead body and a destructive relationship – it’s a very
unusual mix.”
that’s right folks, a dead body. a Norwegian backpacker (played by
swedish actor Filip Berg) to be precise. But despite playing dead for the
majority of the two month shoot, Bret says Filip was incredibly funny
behind the scenes.
“Most of the flm he’s a dead body and he was really good about it. he
had to lie on the ground, get thrown around, into a roadworks hole, and
play dead in the cold Invercargill nights, but he was great.
“one of my favourite quotes from him was on set one day. he said, ‘In
sweden, we have sex every day’, and then he followed that up with, ‘It’s
something I love to do so much, it’s amazing I’m so bad at it.’ that’s the
kind of stuff he would say when you were just standing around.”
It’s fair to say the flm’s content is not something you’d hear about in
a Flight of the Conchords song and it gave Bret a chance to fex his
“serious” acting muscles. While he felt like “it was jumping into the deep
end”, it was his close partnership with hamish that made things easier –
for both of them.
“It was fun to work with another comedian,” says Bret. “he comes
from a duo as well so we were used to bouncing off other people. It
made it easy for us because we were both slightly out of our depth. It
was a more dramatic role than I had ever done and it was also my frst
a feature flm. a much bigger part than my elf role [referring to his bit
part in Lord of the Rings].”
“It defnitely felt like new territory for me, especially since I’m often in things
I have devised, so it was hard to be an actor working for someone else.”
Working closely with hamish also meant a bit of friendly competition
when it came to the infamous mullet – something the boys took great
pride in.
“We were quite competitive about how magnifcent our mullets were,”
Bret laughs “and we spent a lot of time preening. I was surprised at how
easy it was to get a mullet out of my hair though. It really was just a trim
on the sides and then not much else to do.”
and what did they do with their gorgeous locks?
“We had to cut it off because we did a fashback which was set in pre-
mullet times. hamish cut his off in one piece and turned it into a mullet
wig that he rented out for charity,” says Bret, laughing. “People could
rent it for parties. I don’t know how long it lasted.”
“I don’t know what I should have done with mine. I feel like it might
be a good thing to have in the garage or maybe even use it in a garden
sculpture? We should have given rob a couple of garden gnomes with
bogan mullets as a premiere gift.”
Mullet mayhem aside, it wasn’t just hamish that Bret had to work with in
close contact – there was also the natural sea life of the Catlins. the scripted
scenes relied on a lot of cameo appearances from the “locals” – everything
from dolphins to sea lions. Good thing then that some showed up.
“the Catlins has all this amazing wildlife, so a scene would call for a
sea lion and there would be a sea lion,” says Bret. “It’s crazy. Duncan
[sarkies] and rob had it in the script relying on all these animals and
they came through! there’s no, like, movie sea lion wranglers in the
Catlins. they didn’t bring that in on a truck. and I think it’s one of the
best scenes in the flm.”
COOL-HEADED, DOWN-TO-EARTH AND FASCINATED BY MuLLETS,
BRET MCKENZIE TALKS TWO LITTLE BOYS.
THE
MAN
,
S NO
MULLET
WRITTEN BY LAuRA WEASER
TWO LITTLE BOYS IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE: thu 20 sep
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“the MUsIC alloWs us to be different people. [It gives us the]
freedom to do whatever we want” says Chicago-based russian Circles
on how their elaborate and unfinching style of instrumental post-rock
allows them to express themselves.
their latest album, Empros, is “darker and rawer”, having been stripped
back to be more conducive to the live show while the band become more
comfortable playing as a three piece. the album has still earned them the
title of “masters of the chameleon rift”, with a sound that is more refned
than their last album Geneva, but just as, if not more, overtly aggressive.
Empros is a clear departure from Geneva, on which the band incorporated
the strings arrangements that became too diffcult to play live.
however, russian Circles aren’t letting the technicality of some of their
recorded material hold them back from an explosive live show. In the
face of an increasing amount of rising post-rock acts, “we try to avoid the
safe and predictable pitfalls of the genre. We’re pretty hard on ourselves
when working on new material but the effort is usually worth it.”
Being hard on themselves when writing keeps russian Circles away
from the pack. With songs on Empros that shift from achingly beautiful
to physically punishing in a matter of seconds, the emotional connection
between the trio –given that they don’t tend to discuss the infuences
behind the music with each other – make them a hard act to surpass,
“[although] there’s some emotional content going through our flters.
the vibe of each song is mutually understood as soon as the foundation
for [that] song is in place.”
Empros was a conscious sonic step back for the band. Compared to
Geneva, they focused this album on their ability to play it live. Dropping
the string arrangements, Empros brings fve possible songs to the band’s
set list. Number six on the record, ‘Praise Be Man’, has been left out of
the live sets. the band says, “there is a lot happening in that song that
wouldn’t translate into a live setting. We’ve butchered some of our songs
in the past and we’ll leave that song as it was recorded.”
Infuenced by no particular external force or musicians, their iPods
are “full of all kinds of genres.” and the band say that they, “love heavy
music as much as other genres”, which provides them with a slight
reprieve from their own genre. “If we only listened to post-rock, we’d
slowly become narcoleptic.”
While their sound has been referred to as a cross between Pink Floyd
and Metallica, they say that while Empros fts into the “ground level
reference” the reference is “more of a reply to a perfect stranger who
notices we’re in a band and asks what we sound like.”
Currently on tour en route to our shores, russian Circles entertain
themselves while on the road with coffee and alcohol. When talking
about watching their touring mate Chelsea Wolfe, they say, “she’s
absolutely stunning every evening.” and that they are “fortunate enough
to have Marriages on tour as well, who are also great.”
WRITTEN BY SEBASTIAN MACKAY
POST-ROCK BAND RuSSIAN CIRCLES BREAK THE CYCLE WITH
THEIR LATEST ALBuM.
see them Live: Russian CiRCLes
wed 26 sep THE KINGS ARMS, AuCKLAND
thu 27 sep SAN FRAN BATH HOuSE, WELLINGTON
RUNNING IN
CIRCLES
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Codemasters do a mean game of Formula 1.
They always have. This time around, however, it’s
not true to life simulation, but crazy high-octane
arcade action racing. Welcome to the brand new
F1 Race Stars!
It’s a shift away from niche titles which appeal
primarily to the hardcore and a giant leap into the
hands of young and old. Just about everyone can
fnd something to love about Mario Kart, and it’s
clear that Codemasters hope to bring exactly that
type of approachability to the sport of F1.
After a few laps, it’s evident that this is, however,
no Mario Kart. Yes, it’s a karting title, and yes, it
includes power-ups, weapons, and crazy tracks.
But with the merge of reality and fantasy, with
tracks that are recognisable in many ways, but
then an enormous exaggeration on the other
hand, F1 Race Stars looks to be so much more –
and it defnitely gets the blood pumping.
Immediately noticeable are the incredibly
animated and caricatured drivers – recognisable
versions of their real-life counterparts thanks
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bobblehead-like proportions. Fernando Alonso’s
smooth hair, Michael Schumacher’s chin; it’s all
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element of strategy.
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kart goes fying all over the track. There are also
some truly F1-focused special abilities (such
as the Safety Car which brings the whole pack
back together and more or less restarts the race
– a great way to equalise the feld), while real-
world tactics like slipstreaming will give you an
advantage here.
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itself from other karting titles in all the right ways
and has the potential to revolutionise F1 as a
family affair. We’ll fnd out if they succeed when
the game releases this November.
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No, it’s in the way he can’t be pigeon holed. Is he a comedian? Is he an
actor? a musician? an explorer? Well, turns out he’s all of them.
the 48-year-old British performer’s shows – which routinely sell out
in australia and New Zealand – can feature anything from stand-
up comedy, monologue and short flms, to tales of the road, surreal
experiences and everything in between. and then there is the music. No,
don’t jump to compare him to Flight of the Conchords. With Bill, ‘music’
can range from a hindi version of radiohead’s ‘Creep’ to his musical
talents on a six-necked guitar. so what’s in store with his new show
Qualmpeddler?
“I’m delighted I’ll be fnally doing something I always wanted to do
which is a Jamaican reggae version of Downton Abbey,” he explains.
“also, in this show, I talk about the Church of england needing an
update through the medium of dubstep.”
Music, as any Bill Bailey fan will know, is an integral part of his comedy.
It is also where his roots in comedy began. at 15, he realised the thrill of
performance as a member of a school band called Behind Closed Doors.
he was the only pupil at his school to study a-level music and passed
with an a grade. he attributes his ability of perfect pitch (where he can
listen to any sound and recreate that note without an external source) to
leading him down this path.
“I remember from a very early age I was able to pick out the tones of
domestic appliances,” he says, matter-of-factly. “Vacuum cleaners,
washing machines, all have a hum at a certain pitch and it seemed very
obvious to me.
“I would say, ‘oh the vacuum cleaner’s in B fat and then go to the piano
and play it. My mother would go, ‘Blimey I guess it is.’ I realised there
was a musicality about everything and I suppose that’s what lead me
naturally over to study music.”
the gifted musician’s list of musical honours reach far and wide within
music circles. he is classically trained, has received an associateship
Diploma from the prestigious london College of Music, as well as being
made an honorary member of the society of Crematorium organists.
however, Bill admits he always had the temptation to be silly with music,
a trait that infuences his stand-up shows and led him into comedy.
Bill began his stand-up in 1984, forming in a double act called the rubber
Bishops. But he quickly began to develop his own style – the music side
of his life creeping into his work in the form of musical parodies. In 1995,
his frst solo stand-up show, Cosmic Jam, was incredibly well-received
and the nine shows since have always incorporated music in some way.
as life would have it, music once again become a central part of Bill’s life
and his career when he was asked to perform at sonisphere festival, the
world’s largest touring rock festival, on the show’s england leg.
“that was an extraordinary experience,” he recalls. “It’s the largest
crowd by a mile that I’ve ever performed to – 65,000 fans in a feld and
in the pouring rain. We performed metal versions of a lot of my songs,
which is actually great fun.
“I found it very productive getting together with a bunch of musicians. In
a few days, we had written a version of ‘scarborough Fair’ in the style of
rammstein.”
the experience was “a great time I look on fondly” and he marked the
occasion by recording his frst album, In Metal.
“Because of contractual obligations, I wasn’t able to put that footage of
the concert anywhere. I wanted to capture the sense of [the festival] by
going into the studio very quickly. We went in and recorded them live in
the studio, so pretty much as we did on the night. It was a distillation of
what sonisphere was about.”
as the undefnable performer continues his journey, fusing comedy and
music together in a way unique to his personality, it is only ftting that his
unique work would attract the more quirky kind of fans – whether they
want an autograph or a lock of his famous hair.
“It’s quite fattering really, that someone wants a token of my body,” he
laughs, “I have to be quite sparing with locks of hair these days, but most
people just want a signature and that’s fne too.”
THE uNDEFINABLE COMEDIAN ExPLAINS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN.
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