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The full line-up for the inaugural East Coast Vibes festival has been announced. Maisey Rika, Tomorrow People and Ardijah will join the already confirmed Katchafire, Cornerstone Roots, Ria Hall, Sons of Zion, Pieter T, Bella Kalolo, Darky Roots, Chad Chambers and Vintage. East Coast Vibes is a music festival celebrating Aotearoa roots and Waitangi weekend at the Gisborne Outdoor Theatre. It’s over 11 hours of music and a chilled out, East Coast atmosphere in the heart of Midway Beach, 5 mins from central Gisborne.
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The Frontier Touring Company and A Day on The Green have confirmed the return of neil Young with Crazy Horse for two shows in New Zealand. The March 2013 shows promise to showcase both new material from their recently released album Psychedelic Pill and the classic hits that helped make Neil Young a household name.
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Another act has been added to the Laneway Festival line-up for 2013. A Place to Bury Strangers will be joining the already exciting line-up. A Place To Bury Strangers have often been called “the loudest band in New York”. This may very well be the case, but unlike much so-called “loud” rock and roll that’s out there, APTBS is not loud simply for the sake of it. Laneway are announcing the last of their line-up every Monday over the next three weeks. Each Monday at 9am NZ Time, a new act will be announced - then two acts on Mon 03 Dec.
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A further 18 acts have been announced to grace the six Jim Beam Homegrown stages. Vodafone Dub and Roots stage: Kora, Ladi6, DJ-Sir-Vere, Shapeshifter, The Black Seeds, Katchafire, AHoriBuzz and Sunshine Soundsystem. The Rock stage: Shihad, I Am Giant, Elemeno-P, Midnight Youth, King Cannons, Luger Boa, Villainy and Clap Clap Riot. The Red Bull Sound Lab: The Peacekeepers, Trained Assassins, All My Brothers, Cairo Knife Fight, Weird Together, DJ-Sir-Vere’s karaoke Machine ft. Che Fu, PnC & K one, The Babysitters Circus, Illegal Sound Clash, and DJ Redbird Jnr. The Vodafone Pop and RnB stage: Home Brew, David Dallas, Savage, PnC, Pieter T, P Money and Friends, Zowie, Ruby Frost and Kids of 88. The Lipton Ice Tea Electronic stage: Concord Dawn, The upbeats ft. MC Tali, Minuit, opiuo, Dick Johnson, north Shore Pony Club and Thane Kirby vs. Felix5.
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Alt-rock influencers Dinosaur Jr. are coming to New Zealand for one show at Auckland’s Powerstation in March next year. Fans can expect to witness J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph tearing through favourites from career defining albums like Dinosaur, You’re Living All Over Me, Bug, Green Mind, Where You Been and most recently I Bet On Sky. It’s now 27 years since their debut in 1985, and Dinosaur Jr. have come to be widely recognised as one of the significant American rock bands of our generation.
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Mystery Girl and 95bFM have just announced Cat Power will be heading our way for two shows in February next year. Cat Power has been touring the world with a new band after the release of her latest album Sun and will be playing shows in Auckland and Wellington.
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The nominees have now been announced for The Sorta unofficial nZ Film Awards (AKA The Moas). Below is a list of the nominees for some of the top awards. Starnow Best Actress in a Short Film Mabelle Dennison – Whakatiki Maya Stange - I’m The One Anapela Polataivao - Night Shift Starnow Best Actor in a Short Film Waka Rowlands – Lambs Jim Moriarty – Whakatiki Andy Anderson - Honk If You’re Horny Favourite drink? Beer. Favourite restaurant/café? Musha - Tokyo bar food in Santa Monica. Favourite takeaway? Poquito Mas – Mexican in Santa Monica. Favourite colour? Blue. Favourite classic film? French Connection (among many others). Favourite childhood memory? Hong Kong Island. Favourite party food? Sausage rolls and tomato sauce of course! Favourite vice? Weed. Favourite song? Too many to play favourites. Favourite meal? One shared with good friends. Favourite cause? Smile Train / NZ Child Cancer Foundation. Favourite ‘90s TV show? Twin Peaks. Favourite word? Mis-pour. Favourite album? Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John. Favourite type of groupie? Polite and beautiful. Favourite body part on you? Brain. Favourite body part on someone else? Brain. Favourite venue? The Whiskey. Favourite lyric? “There’s a black road inside me, and a switch I’m trying to find”. Favourite candy bar? Crunchie Bar. Favourite current TV show? Boardwalk Empire.
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After suffering from “serious stomach complications” last year (gas, anyone?), Baths has made good and are back for two shows this month. The music project of electronic musician Will Wiesenfeld, Baths, is synthetics, rhythmic thuds, ghostly falsetto and more clever audio tricks you can lose your mind to.

The man with the hat. It’s been 20 years since he made his mark with breakthrough single ‘Isabelle’ and he’s never looked back. Greg is hosting a 20th Anniversary tour. He’s joined by stellar band members (literally, Kurt Shanks formerly of Stellar* is joining him) and will debut his 10th studio album.

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6PM, $30, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

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8PM, $30, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

Sean Pompey, better known as Smoke DZA, is a hiphop artist from Harlem. Fun fact: Smoke DZA decided on his moniker after being influenced by Smokey from the movie Friday. The acronym DZA stands for “Dream Zone Achieved”. He’s worked with Wiz Khalifa and is influenced by Jay-Z and The Notorious Big.

Kids no more, the once heavy synth group has found the perfect balance and showcases an all new sound, with even catchier hooks. The boys have gone for more of a bubblegum-love sound, with their singles ‘LaLa’ and ‘Tucan’ already invading the airwaves. With support from Loui the Zu.

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Robin Hinkley’s solo project, created while other members of his band Good Laika were busy starting a family, has spawned its own offspring: an album. The album’s gestation was not without its dramas, including a day of running away from the police in Mumbai during an attempt at filming a music video.

Now they are VNZMA winners, Six60 can add yet another awesome accolade to their already massive collection, including triple platinum sales of their debut album. The versatile band is playing with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in a one-off show marking one year since their explosive first CD.

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Looking questionably disheveled and with an intensity that suggests he’s a man of few words, with stories locked away in that brain, Delaney Davidson will be at Southbound Records playing some songs and signing their new album Sad But True - The Secret History Of Country Music Songwriting Vol .

They may look like whiter versions of Home Brew, but these guys have been kicking it old school since way back when and before bringing goats on the red carpet was okay. The award-winning hip-hop group has been at the centre of Australia’s scene for nearly two decades, releasing their first EP in 1997.

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THE PoWERSTATIon
7PM, $63, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

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10PM, $10, DOOR SALE ONLY

Don’t let that one annoying song about fireflies annoy you – Adam Young is an incredibly talented musician and ethereal, drug-induced sounding pop is his speciality. He’s also branching out with a current top 20 hit featuring Carly Rae Jepsen. If all of his sounds like a sugary overload, this is not the gig for you.

The Chicago techno legend returns! Spinning records since the age of eleven, Gene is one of the most accomplished DJ/producer in house music, releasing hot dance anthems on his label. Bringing the (formerly) sweaty, sexy summer vibe from the US of A (prior to Superstorm Sandy), he’ll get you moving.

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Auckland rock band Mile High is releasing their video for upcoming single ‘The Past’ with friends Ekko Park and guests. The single with its hypnotising rhythm showcases the band’s abilities as songwriters while maintaining that signature sound. Come and be part of the energy and the atmosphere as they drop their new material.

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Wellington’s Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band is on tour this November. Having played earlier this year to a sold out crowd with the Richter City Rebels, expect another raucous evening as the Roseneath boys pound the dance floor with their infectious boogie and bring the party to their hometown again.

tuESdAY 20
GRIZZLY BEAR
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7.30PM, $78, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

No-one wants to get close to a Grizzly, let alone listen to one play the guitar. Gotcha: it’s actually a New York quartet, who is bringing their harmonysoaked chamber-pop to New Zealand for the first time in their career. The band featured on the soundtrack for the world’s most depressing Ryan Gosling movie Blue Valentine.

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If you can’t make Wellington Zinefest come celebrate the launch of issue 11 of PRESENCE magazine by seeing Randa perform at Golden Dawn and get a free mag. The zine features Porcelaintoy, Dear Times Waste, Rackets, comedic duo Stop Being a Pud, artist Liam Gerrard, fashion designer Georgia Alice and comic artist Ellen Moorhead.

Are solo projects from musicians in established musical acts doomed to be mirror images of their day jobs, or is it an opportunity to do something completely out of the blue that never have worked in their other bands? Banks, from Interpol front man Paul Banks, answers that question with another question: can’t it be both? Banks (the album) is a statement in which Banks (the man) embraces his own musical identity as a detached entity from Interpol and it yields some interesting results. The clue is in the album’s title and the fact that he is no longer using the Julian Plenti pseudonym, having previously released an album and an EP under that name over the past few years. This change has allowed him to finally take center stage with no fake name to protect him from the slings and arrows of notoriety. For now at least Banks is running his ambitions up the flagpole to see who salutes. There are certainly some Interpolflavoured songs here (such as ‘Over My Shoulder and ‘Paid For That’) but the more familiar concepts are presented in a new light, which only Banks by himself could muster. Guitar driven tunes carry a new cinematic edge that elevates them above the New York industrial chic of Turn On The Bright Lights. Banks is perhaps giving us a glimpse into his own CD collection with every song that passes. U2, Joy Division, and Kraftwerk, make for strange bedfellows but manage to co-exist on lead single ‘The Base’. Electric, electronic, and organic instruments mesh together to make

a dizzying tapestry of soul-baring tales. The instrumental ‘Lisbon’ is a breath of fresh air amidst the gloom – a meandering piece that evokes the technicolour landscapes of classic cinema and gives the audience a small break from Banks’ claustrophobic drone. Ultimately, Banks is an excursion into one man’s mind, heart, and soul. The strongest moments come when he is less fussed about densely layered arrangements and let us slip right to the core of the songs. ‘Summertime Is Gone’ closes the album in a gorgeous, heart-warming fashion. While it might be an uneven album there is plenty in there for Interpol fans to love and for everyone else to wonder at and, perhaps, even love too.
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Former pop star of short-lived TrueBliss fame Carly Binding is finding better success with her one-woman musical. It tells the story of an ordinary English girl, whose journey takes her to the US in search of love. Her romantic adventures begin in New York, lead her to Hollywood.

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Favourite drink: Red wine. Favourite restaurant/café: The Copper Kettle in Howick. Favourite takeaway: Ponsonby Food Court. Favourite colour: Burnt Umber. Favourite classic film: Vertigo. Favourite childhood memory: Dreaming a volcano was going to engulf Hamilton and my parents and auntie making me feel better about it.

Favourite 90’s TV show: Twin Peaks Favourite word: Danguba. Favourite album: California - Mr Bungle (not RHCP.) Favourite type of groupie: Erm, the not-groupie type? Favourite body part on you: Left ventricle. Favourite body part on someone else: Right ventricle. Favourite venue: Wine Cellar. Favourite lyric: “I have never killed a cat” Favourite candy bar: Those spaceman ones back when they still had the red tip.
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The age-old story of a young down-and-out man finding success after an intergalactic plant lands in his hands is a tale as old as time. The Auckland Theatre Company’s rendition of the quirky musical hit is an outstanding show, with a cast of talented singers and one very destructive plant puppet.

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GREY LYNN PARK FESTIVAL
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Favourite party food: I don’t eat solids at parties. Favourite vice: Gambling. Favourite song: Ces Gens La. Favourite meal: Pasta with a side of pasta. Favourite cause: Auckland Action Against Poverty.

Everything you love about street markets – designer clothes, original art – mixed with aspects of a school fair – goats and ponies. It’s all in the same place: the Grey Lynn Festival. Bringing community groups, musicians and performers together to put on a unique day out. It’s grass roots support for members of the community at its best.

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8PM, $29-100, THE-EDGE.CO.NZ

Gustav Mahler’s tantalising Seventh Symphony is complex and continues to fascinate musicians and audiences. The magical score is the perfect companion for Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins. This concert is also a rare opportunity to see NZSO music director Pietari Inkinen take on the role of violin soloist.

Relive the greatest rock albums of all time from England’s cult runaway success in the stunning planetarium theatre. Sit back and revel in the surround sound with psychedelic images projected on the dome ceiling to go along with the music.

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“Zines” or “fanzines” are self-published magazines created to highlight niche interests or oddball obsessions, from fanfiction, activism and craft to creative writing and music scenes. The festival brings the creative minds behind the zines to one place and showcases their work.

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It’s not the life of troubled TV star Michael Barrymore, or about the former wild child Drew Barrymore, it’s about Shakespearean actor John Barrymore, played by Oscar award-winner Christopher Plummer. Set in 1942, the film takes place on the stage of a Broadway theatre where the actor is struggling to recreate his performance in the title role of Richard III.

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BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY
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What could have been saccharine awards-baiting B.S. becomes humane, life-affirming drama about far more than say, a rich regent with a stutter. John Hawkes has never been more watchable or witty as he is here, portraying Mark O’Brien – the Californian writer, paralysed by polio. A 38-year-old virgin, O’Brien hires Cheryl, a sex surrogate, played by Helen Hunt. To say the two leads are “brave” may risk sounding condescending, but they are. Many actors might think twice about the film’s frank portrayal of sex and disability, but Hunt and Hawkes deliver wry, witty and wise performances. As do the entire cast, especially William H Macy as O’Brien’s surprisingly openminded Catholic priest. Writer/director Ben Lewin is a polio survivor himself, which may go some way to explaining how he pulls off

When he’s not being tickled by thousands/millions of children (gross), Elmo is just a puppet at the hands of Kevin Clash – a man who went from a modest life in Baltimore to becoming the hands behind one of the world’s most recognisable characters, yet you wouldn’t know his face. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.

the delicate balance between maudlin sentimentality and moving drama. The film benefits from a first-rate and often very funny script and a committed cast delivering pitch perfect performances that, like Marco Beltrami’s score and Geoffrey Simpson’s cinematography, shirk attention- seeking theatrics for subtle honesty. The Sessions is moving, funny, thought-provoking adult drama that manages to impress without ever beating you over the head telling you what to think. As O’Brien says at one point, “I can be a bit time consuming, but I’m worth the trouble.” And this tale of his life sure is, especially for those that like less bang and more human behaviour for their buck.
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One of Rowan Atkinson’s not-so finest moments (in my humble opinion, along with Johnny English), the bumbling Bean is back on our TV screens. Approaching the festive season, it is Christmas time and Mr Bean plans to celebrate the holiday with his best friend: a stuffed bear. As predicted, things go from awkward to worse.

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DANCER IN THE DARK
RIALTo CHAnnEL, 8.30PM

MANSON’S MISSING VICTIMS
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Bjork gives an award-winning performance (no, not for wearing a swan) as Selma. She works day and night to save her son from the same disease she suffers from, a disease that inevitably will make her blind, but Selma has the energy to live because of her secret – she loves musicals. Directed by Lars von Trier.

Charles Manson: one of history’s most infamous killers. The Barker Ranch, where Charles and his “family” once lived is also the home of many stories that suggest young people who become disenchanted with the quasi-commune tried to get out, but they were never to be seen again. Follow Sgt Paul Dostie as he tries to find out what happened.

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The careful manoeuvre as you fold the slice in half, the slimy oil dripping from your pizza to your paper plate, the mouth-scorching first bite of heaven. It’s never going to get the certified health tick, but it will get the taste tick. Sal’s isn’t just another pizza: it’s an experience. So go try it for yourself.

THE SHACK
19 BoW ST
RAGLAN

THAI ME UP
244 PonSonBY RoAD

As the summer is coming up, head to Raglan for the surf, sun and when you’ve had enough, hit The Shack. They have all your cafe foods of choice after a hard day riding and then when it’s time to call it a day, sit down for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.

DAYTIME

DATE nIGHT CASuAL DInInG CHEAP AnD CHEERFuL TAKEAWAY SHARE

It’s not what you think. When they say “thai me up”, they really mean get stuck into some incredible mouth-watering food. With a décor to transport you out of the city and away to Thailand, enjoy all your favourite meals with exotic names, for example red curry is Orchid Mist. Fancy, but not fancily priced, with entrees starting at just $5 and mains starting from $11.90. Owner Zack took over in 2006 and is dedicated to creating a cool, calm, friendly-spot that caters to everyone – and we would say he has achieved this.

ViBE KEY
LIBERTInE

oPEn LATE nEW KID HIPSTER FRIEnDLY ouTDooR

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

DEPoT

86 Federal St (09) 363-7048

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

SALE ST

DISTRICT DInInG BIG J’S

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

1 Melton Road - Mt Wellington 5790340 Weekly changing specials. Rated top burger in Auckland via concreteplayground.co.nz “Gourmet Burgers is Jason’s speciality take home heat and eat meals, plus huge range of cabinet food, everything cooked to serve”.

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

MEXICo

DE PoST

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.

THAI ME uP

244 Ponsonby Rd (09) 376-9909

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

VERonA 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.

BRIToMART CounTRY CLuB

HERnE BAY LoCAL

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.

170 Jervois Rd 376-5367

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

THE WInDSoR CASTLE JAM oRGAnIC CAFE PInXToS
33-35 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna 4861-600 128c Ponsonby Rd Bar*Cafe*Tapas

CHAPEL

147 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-4528

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.

oRVIETo CAFE

935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

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Star-Ship Mighty Mighty Mighty’S 6th Birthday party
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aBaJi
Te Papa

Quiz night

the greg JohnSon 20th anniverSary tour
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7PM, The Kings Arms

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the MouSetrap

8PM, St James Theatre, $75

aSpire Big Band
Chicago Bar Meow

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generaL Lee
Chapel Bar & Bistro

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1% coLLective Launch party!
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Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall

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BurLeSQue feat. dJ Manchoo
Stampede Bar

JaSon eLi

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The Lucha Lounge

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Lew BLack at the thirSty dog foLk cLuB
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Southbound Records

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Cassette Nine

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The Classic

douBLe dutch
Chapel Bar & Bistro

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SiX60 aLBuM anniverSary Show
ASB Theatre

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Jax Munster Inn

dre

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Spooky
Commons

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duB diSco ft SLop rock (auS)
10PM, CODE

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Sale St

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Neighbourhood

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Malt Bar

dyLan c & BoBBy Brazuka
1885 Basement

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Neighbourhood

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Racket Bar

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R-Lounge

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Ink & Coherent

the cider co-op
Sale St

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Artworks Community Theatre

eXMiXkid, iMagine thiS
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dJ SiSter act

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fLeX & JerM
Racket Bar

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greek party nightS
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The Lucha Lounge

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greg JohnSon 20th anniverSary tour
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dirty diana
Chapel Bar & Bistro

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Galatos

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Britomart Country Club

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The Juice Bar

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Mr S

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Splash Planet, Hastings

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THE FOX AND FERRET
weStfieLd riccarton MaLL

Step inside a pub more English than an English pub. With that old oak décor feel to it, British mementos and images all over the walls, and a great serving of pub meals – and we mean hearty three courses here – it’ll be like home away from home for our visitors. And they do a mean pub quiz.

WINE LOFT
67 ShortLand Street

PUPPIES
118 tory St

If you have a certain passion for a tipple of wine, this is the place for you. Specialising in eclectic wines by the glass or bottle, paired with gourmet pizza. Recline on sumptuous leather couches by an open fireplace with intimate laid-back jazz in the background.

daytiMe
When they aren’t serving up beers you’ve probably never heard of (and some you would have, of course), they are playing music to blow your mind. Puppies is the new kid on the block, hoping to make a drastic change to the way bands are showcased in the music scene. It’s an intimate setting which home two shows a night: one to get the night started and another to send you off into the wee hours. They have ridiculously cheap drinks specials – so cheap, I don’t want to even mention them to here in fear of jinxing it! Not to mention the hipsterfriendly bar staff know the ins and outs of their zone, so don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation between songs.

SportS Bar dance fLoor one night Stand Live MuSic craft BeerS

open Late

VIBE kEy

food hipSter friendLy after work

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auckLaNd GROOVE GuLPS PONSONBy PONSONBY
Bonita Bar
242 ponsonby road 3765670 The ponsonby local on the corner of summer st, that brings the beauty of fine and inexpensive wines together with a real appreciation of tapas and craft beers, and an interesting selection of cocktails”

the BritoMart country cLuB

Q theatre

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

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

463 new north rd The newest port of call in Kingsland.... rustic and raring to serve this evolving part of town.

the portLand puBLic houSe

racket Bar

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

VIaducT VIADUCT
Snapdragon
204 Quay St (09) 357-6147 A blend of 1930s vintage glamour and West Hollywood lounge with a healthy shot of private gentlemen’s club.

wine ceLLar

183 k’rd 377-8293

chapeL

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

MeXico

goLden dawn

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

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.

rakinoS- BeatS, Bar, kitchen

Level 1/35 high Street (09) 358-3535 ‘The Joint since 91’

Quay St cLuBrooMS

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

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

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

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

pinXtoS

128c ponsonby rd Grand opening, 4pm, Sat 17 Nov. Bar*Cafe*Tapas

cENTRaL & kRd CENTRAL & K’RD
doc Bar
352 k’rd (09) 365-1800 Tues-Sat

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

La zeppa kitchen & Bar

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...

kingS arMS

59 france St (09) 373-3240

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

the windSor caStLe father ted’S originaL iriSh puB

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

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

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

LiBertine

kINGSLaNd KINGSLAND
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.

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.

neighBourhood BrewBar

agentS & MerchantS

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

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

the oakrooM
17 drake 300 6313

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uPcOMING TOuRS & EVENTS
95BFM XMAS PARTY
fri 07 dec Cassette Nine, Auckland

BRYAN ADAMS (CA) CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT

ACTION BRONSON (US)
thu 10 Jan Galatos, Auckland

Mon 22 apr Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington tue 23 apr The Civic, Auckland

THE DATSUNS

Sat 22 dec Bodega, Wellington Sun 23 dec Galatos, Auckland

DEEP PURPLE & JOURNEY
Sun 24 feb Vector Arena, Auckland

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

ALABAMA SHAKES (US) ALAN DAVIES (UK)

tue 15 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

thu 22 nov Dux Live, Christchurch fri 23 nov Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sat 24 nov Thirsty Dog, Auckland

GRIMES (CA)

fri 01 feb Town Hall, Auckland Sat 02 feb Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland Sun 03 feb, Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Whangarei tue 05 feb Founders Theatre, Hamilton wed 06 feb Aurora Centre, Christchurch thu 07 feb TSB Theatre, New Plymouth fri 08 feb Opera House, Wellington

CALVIN HARRIS, MAJOR LAZER & BASSNECTAR

thu 13 dec San Fran Bath House, Wellington fri 14 dec The Powerstation, Auckland

fri 30 nov ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

GRIZZLY BEAR (US)

tue 20 nov Opera House, Wellington wed 21 nov Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

HEATH FRANKLIN IN CHOPPER’S (S)HITLIST (AU) DELANEY DAVIDSON & MARLON WILLIAMS
thu 15 nov Wine Cellar, Auckland fri 16 nov Wine Cellar, Auckland Sat 17 nov Waiheke Island, Waiheke Sun 18 nov Leigh Sawmill, Leigh fri 30 nov Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sat 01 dec Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sun 02 dec Aratoi Museum, Masterton tue 13 nov Nelson School of Music, Nelson wed 14 nov Marlborough Civic Theatre, Blenheim thu 15 nov Aurora Centre for Performing Arts, Christchurch fri 16 nov Aurora Centre for Performing Arts, Christchurch Sat 17 nov Regent Theatre, Dunedin Sun 18 nov Civic Theatre, Invercargill tue 20 nov Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown wed 21 nov Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru thu 22 nov Theatre Royal, Timaru fri 23 nov Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North Sat 24 nov Opera House, Wellington

ALESTORM (UK)

thu 24 Jan The Kings Arms, Auckland

AMANDA PALMER (US)

Sun 27 Jan Q Theatre, Auckland wed 30 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington

CAT POWER (US)

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

fri 22 feb Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland Sat 23 feb Town Hall, Wellington

BAND OF HORSES (US)

CLASSIC HITS WINERY TOUR 2013

DEVO, SIMPLE MINDS & THE CHURCH DINOSAUR JR. (US)

Sat 15 dec Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

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

BARRY GIBB & CAROLE KING

Sat 23 feb Mission Estate, Hawkes Bay

BATHS (US) BLEEDERS

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

Sat 02 feb Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana Sun 03 feb Marina Reserve, Tutukaka tue 05 feb Brunton Road, Gisborne wed 06 feb Church Road, Napier fri 08 feb Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North Sat 09 feb Alana Estate, Martinborough Sun 10 feb Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka tue 12 feb Sentry Hill Estate, New Plymouth Sat 16 feb The Mud House Winery & Café, Waipara Sun 17 feb Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin tue 19 feb Waitiri Creek, Gibbston fri 22 feb Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere Sat 23 feb Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere Sun 24 feb Villa Maria Winery, Blenheim fri 01 Mar Wharepai Domain, Tauranga Sat 02 Mar Villa Maria Winery, Auckland Sun 03 Mar Mystery Creek, Hamilton

tue 05 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

HILLTOP HOODS (AU) HOLLYWOODFUN DOWNSTAIRS

DIRTY PROJECTORS (US) ED SHEERAN (UK)

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

thu 15 nov World Bar, Queenstown fri 16 nov 519 Club, Auckland Sat 17 nov Bodega, Wellington

fri 08 Mar TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Sat 09 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS (UK)
Sun 18 nov Vector Arena (Theatre Mode), Auckland

Sat 19 Jan Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

wed 28 nov San Fran Bath House, Wellington thu 29 nov Lucky, Hunterville thu 29 nov Space Monster, Whanganui fri 30 nov Static Bar, Hamilton Sat 01 dec Karagahake Gorge Tunnel Mine, Auckland Sat 01 dec Major Toms, Mt Manganui Sat 08 dec Lucha Lounge, Auckland

EMMYLOU HARRIS (UK) EXODUS
Sat 31 dec Te Tumu Kaituna Reserve, Papamoa Beach

HOMEGROWN 2013

Sat 02 Mar Waterfront, Wellington

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

CLIFF RICHARD (UK)

BLONDIE & THE STRANGLERS
thu 29 nov Trusts Stadium, Auckland

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

FRED WESLEY (US)

thu 21 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

BONNIE RAITT (US) BOYZ II MEN (US)

fri 05 apr The NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival, Christchurch

COROMANDEL GOLD 2012
Sun 30 dec - Mon 31 dec Ohuka Farm, Whitianga

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR (CA) GREG JOHNSON

Sun 02 dec The Opera House, Wellington tue 04 dec Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland wed 05 dec Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

CHRONOPHONIUM 2013
fri 11 Jan - Sat 12 Jan Tangihua Forest, Northland

fri 08 feb The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 09 feb San Fran Bath House, Wellington

JORDIE LANE (AU)

CRYSTAL CASTLES (CA)
tue 15 Jan Studio, Auckland

wed 14 nov Meteor Theatre, Hamilton thu 15 nov Victoria Theatre, Auckland fri 16 nov Mayfair, New Plymouth Sat 17 nov Paddington Live, Auckland thu 22 nov San Fran Bath

wed 05 dec Wine Cellar, Auckland thu 06 dec Plato, Dunedin fri 07 dec Nor’wester Cafe, Amberley Sat 08 dec The Freehouse, Nelson Sun 09 dec San Fran Bath House, Wellington

TOurS & evenTS

uPcOMING TOuRS & EVENTS
KATCHAFIRE & LADI6
wed 26 dec Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai thu 27 dec Opononi Hotel, Opononi wed 2 Jan Riwaka Hotel, Riwaka fri 4 Jan Station Village, Lower Hutt Sat 5 Jan Butlers Reef, Oakura

THE NZ INTERNATIONAL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

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

wed 03 apr - Sun 07 apr Christchurch

KENDRICK LAMAR (US)
wed 12 dec The Powerstation, Auckland

OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ GROUP (US)

REGINA SPEKTOR (US) RHYTHM & ALPS 2012
Sat 29 dec - Mon 31 dec Waiohika Estate, Gisborne

Park, Mount Maunganui Sat 05 Jan Matakana Country Park, Matakana Sun 06 Jan Opononi Hotel, Opononi

Mon 03 dec Town Hall, Auckland

SMOKE DZA (US)

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

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

fri 28 dec - Sat 29 dec Terrace Downs, Christchurch

STEPHEN MERCHANT (UK) STONERFEST 2012 STREET CHANT
Sat 01 dec Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland

KIDS OF 88

RHYTHM & VINES 2012 RINGO STARR AND THE ALL STARRS (UK)

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

Sat 17 nov The Powerstation, Auckland

LAGWAGON (US)

wed 12 dec San Fran Bathhouse, Wellington thu 13 dec The Kings Arms, Auckland

thu 07 feb CBS Arena, Christchurch Sat 09 feb Vector Arena, Auckland

fri 16 nov NO. 4 Cross St, Auckland

LA DE DA FESTIVAL 2012
Mon 28 Jan Silo Park, Auckland

THE UKULELE FESTIVAL 2012
Sat 01 dec Trusts Stadium, Auckland

Sun 30 dec - Mon 31 dec Daisybank Farm, Martinborough

LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2013 LINKIN PARK (US)
Sat 24 nov Studio thu 21 feb Vector Arena, Auckland

OPOSSOM

ROSENEATH CENTENNIAL RAGTIME BAND

Sat 01 dec The Kings Arms, Auckland

OWL CITY (US)

fri 16 nov The Powerstation, Auckland

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

PARACHUTE FESTIVAL 2013
fri 25 Jan - Sun 27 Jan Mystery Creek, Hamilton

Sat 17 nov San Fran Bath, Wellington thu 22 nov The Yot Club, Raglan fri 23 nov Galatos Live, Auckland Sat 24 nov Leigh Sawmill, Leigh fri 30 nov The Wanganui Musicians Club (Savages Club), Wanganui fri 14 dec Anzac Hall, Featherston Sat 15 dec St Peter’s Village Hall, Paekakariki

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

RUSSELL BRAND (UK)

Mon 26 nov Founders Theatre, Hamilton wed 28 nov Vector Arena, Auckland thu 13 dec TSB Arena, Wellington

PAT BENATAR, AMERICA AND MORE…

THE SCRIPT (IR)

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

fri 12 apr Vector Arena, Auckland

MOUNT EERIE (US)

fri 01 feb Wine Cellar, Auckland Sat 02 feb Puppies, Wellington Mon 04 feb Barrytown Hall, Barrytown tue 05 feb Tim’s Place, Marahau wed 06 feb Wunderbar, Lyttelton thu 07 feb Chicks Hotel, Dunedin fri 08 feb Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

Sat 16 feb The Amphitheatre, Taupo Sun 17 feb Matakana Country Park, Matakana, North Auckland wed 20 feb Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Sat 23 feb Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown

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

SEASICK STEVE (US)
Sat 29 dec Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE

SHIHAD

thu 29 nov Town Hall, Wellington fri 30 nov TSB Showplace, New Plymouth Sat 01 dec Town Hall, Auckland

PAUL DI’ANNO & BLAZE BAYLEY (UK)

fri 07 dec Bodega, Wellington Sat 08 dec The Kings Arms, Auckland

MORRISSEY (UK)

fri 14 dec Town Hall, Wellington Sat 15 dec Vector Arena, Auckland

wed 26 dec Station Village, Lower Hutt Sat 29 dec Brewers In The Park, Mt Maunganui Mon 31 dec Riwaka Hotel, Riwaka wed 02 Jan Butlers Reef, Oakura thu 03 Jan Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai Sat 05 Jan Matakana Country Park, Matakana

THE WAR OF THE WORLD
tue 13 nov - Sun 16 dec The Stardome, Auckland

WEEZER (US)

fri 11 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE
tue 19 Mar TSB Bank Arena, Wellington thu 21 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

SHOTOVER SUNSHINE FESTIVAL 2013 SHOW ME SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL PRETTY LIGHTS (US)
thu 31 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington fri 01 feb Studio, Auckland

WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
tue 13 nov - Sun 03 Mar Auckland Art Gallery

Sat 09 feb Littles Road, Queenstown

WILCO (US)

NICKELBACK (US)

fri 05 apr Town Hall, Wellington Sat 06 apr Town Hall, Auckland

fri 30 nov Vector Arena, Auckland

NICKI MINAJ (US) NIGHTWISH (FI)

Sat 24 nov Vector Arena, Auckland

thu 15 nov - Sun 25 nov Bay City Cinemas, Tauranga thu 15 nov - Sun 25 nov The Regal Cinema, Twizel thu 03 Jan - Sun 13 Jan The Monkey House, Whitianga

tue 08 Jan Studio, Auckland

NORTHERN BASS FESTIVAL 2012

THE PRETTY THINGS (UK) RAGGAMUFFIN 2013
fri 01 feb - Sat 02 feb Rotorua International Stadium

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tue 11 dec The Powerstation, Auckland

Sun 30 dec - Mon 31 dec Mangawhai

Sat 17 nov ASB Theatre, Auckland thu 27 dec Butlers Reef, Oakura Sat 29 dec Station Village Complex, Lower Hutt Sun 30 dec Riwaka Hotel, Riwaka wed 02 Jan Coroglen Tavern, Coroglen fri 04 Jan Brewers In The

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THE PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP IS HEADING OUR WAY, PROVING THEY’VE MORE FIGHT LEFT IN THEM. WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR

It dIdn’t seem possible that Brooklyn art-rockers Grizzly Bear could top their brilliant Veckatimest, but one listen to their fourth studio effort, Shields, has definitely put paid to any claim they’d done their dash. the box of tricks is used more judiciously this time, producing a direct and open feeling; stripping away the dreamy aura of some of their past efforts. With a blend of baroque sway, starbursts of guitar, and curtains of synth and psychedelic folk, the Grizzlys are sonic juggernauts and once again this acclaimed outfit is headed our way this month for two nights (Wellington and Auckland on nov 20 and 21). they started as a solo project for ed droste, but soon morphed into a full band of collaborators with their first album, recorded for famed english electro label Warp Records. It was no surprise that droste should grow up a musician – his grandfather was the head of Harvard’s music department for over 40 years, his aunt is a concert cellist, and his mother a music teacher. Co-writer daniel Rossen was nurtured on jazz guitar, whilst the rest of the band also had a heavy influence of neil Young and stephen stills in their infant ears. Although droste had begun recording under the moniker in early 2002, it was a bad break-up that found him reaching for the guitar as therapy. “so it became this little home project,” he told me on their previous Kiwi stopover. “I thought this is fun, I’m just going to call this stuff ‘Grizzly Bear’. I didn’t even know about Animal Collective. I initially called my ‘band’ Brooklyn Vegan and ‘Grizzly Bear’ was the resulting project.” Finally, Christopher Bear “joined” Grizzly Bear by helping with Horn of Plenty recordings, but by release time the group had grown to include Bear’s friend Chris taylor (initially their arranger and Rossen as a second singer-guitarist for the live shows). After a solid six month tour, Yellow House was in production, recorded in droste’s childhood home in massachusetts. It was here that taylor’s space-centric production contributed to the great expanses heard in their later sound. “He [taylor] sticks a microphone at the top of the stairwell and had the amp in the other place and recorded a really distant, hot signal, with heaps of white noise to go with it,” droste had noted when asked about the song ‘Coke machine Glow’. Although Yellow House was well-received, the band’s arrival on the popcultural consciousness was more of a slow trickle, coming not with an album or single, but between LPs. tours with tV on the Radio (2006), Feist (2007) and Radiohead (2008) exposed them to a broad range of listeners. “It was really amazing and surreal,” droste gushed to Pitchfork.com about their Radiohead shows. “I can barely believe it happened. I don’t have any contact with any of them. All I have is a few digital pictures and people being like, ‘Yup, that happened.’ It was kind of a dream come true for us, to play in front of that many people.” subsequent appearances with Paul simon and on Letterman, Conan, and Craig Ferguson didn’t hurt. then there was their third effort: Veckatimest. Like its predecessor, Veckatimest was a huge evolutionary step and a glorious, orchestral pop explosion of grand melody juxtaposed by tiny details. It was hailed by everyone in the intranet and printed world as the album of the year. With the cross-cultural crossover complete Veckatimest – which probably peaked when Jay-Z and Beyoncé came to an outdoor summer concert in new York in 2009 – Grizzly Bear toured endlessly before finally landing in a disused airfield for an undisclosed period of time. taylor debuted side-project Cant (Dreams Come True) and produced the morning Benders and twin shadow (amongst many others), and Rossen released a solo LP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile. earlier this year, they were finally back with shields, initially announced without a title. this record is a darker; “proggy” opus that stands clear of the former harmonic, woodland pop, but still is drowning in layers so thick on Jackson Pollock could interpret a way out. On stage the drama and sonic experience promises to overwhelm and delight. Grizzly Bear will be a band not to miss!
See theM Live: GRIZZLY BEAR tue 20 nov OPERA HOUSE, WELLINGTON wed 21 nov BRUCE MASON CENTRE, AUCKLAND

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CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PC, WII U CaLL oF DuTY. I’m not sure I need to write any more than that to get people’s attention these days. this game is going to sell like hotcakes in a Weight Watchers convention no matter what I say. It is, after all, less “a” first person shooter and more “the” first person shooter; every iteration outsells the one before, breaking numerous records on its way to the top of the charts each and every year. With every iteration I try to find a way to critique the franchise and, immediately after watching the first trailer earlier this year, I was already rolling my eyes. How much more of this ridiculous, over the top michael Bay-esque military propaganda can we take? the guys at treyarch seem to be thinking ‘a lot more’. And I’m surprised to say, Black ops II takes the action to a whole new level... and it’s for the best. Like previous Call of Duty titles, Black ops II is set in various locations around the globe. Our first look at the game took place in downtown Los Angeles, where the city is under siege and the President of the United states is in perilous danger. the sheer scale and attention to detail in the game is overwhelming. entire buildings will come crashing down in front of you and you’ll grimace with every bullet and grenade that thunders past your lug-holes. the soundtrack adds to all of this impact too, with a deep bassy riff (that reminded me of the movie Inception) echoing over the top of the action. the LA mission ended with a jet fighter chase scene above the crumbling city, weaving in between buildings and shooting down enemy fighters and drones with missiles and cannons. We’ve seen planes before in CoD, but this sequence felt like a completely new game in its own right. Black ops II seems to capture that real sense of a war zone perfectly. Granted, a lot of it felt similar to previous Call of Duty titles, but I doubt many fans of the series will mind. the new settings, including a confined shipping port level in singapore, will probably be enough for most players just looking for new maps to explore and rack kills up. What impressed me most about Black ops II, however, was the new strike Force missions. In them, players can activate something called Overwatch mode, which gives you an elevated 3d viewpoint of the battlefield. From here you can see friendly units in green and enemy units in red, and get an overview of the action. You can then order your squads and units into position, like pawns in a chess game, to gain a strategic advantage. But more impressively, you can select any unit and take control of them via the traditional first-person view. this includes any friendly unit on the battlefield; for example, you could move a squad behind a building and then take control of a soldier on the opposite side to flank with. You can even take control of non-human units, including the numerous drones and military machines currently deployed. If you die while in control of a unit, you can either re-enter Overview mode or be automatically assigned to a nearby unit to continue the fight. despite Call of Duty’s first-person shooter mantra, players can play an entire strike Force mission without shooting a gun. Instead, they can dictate their forces from Overwatch mode toward victory. It’s a remarkable piece of programming and a genius addition to the franchise. It also gives Black ops II a whole new replay value, where you can switch up the action and play as a single soldier, or any combination of units, to complete a mission. I thought I would be over Call of Duty by now, but it’s clear that Black ops II still has more to offer. Just how much, and whether it ultimately works inside the traditional Call of Duty framework, is something we’ll find out soon; Call of Duty: Black ops II releases for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC on november 13th, with a Wii U version likely to drop later this year. WRITTEN BY ANGUS DEACON
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“WE’RE NOT GOING TOO ARTY FARTY”
ACHIEVING TRIPLE PLATINUM STATUS ON THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, SIX60 LOOKED FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE: PLAYING WITH AN ORCHESTRA. A LOt CAn happen in a year – just ask six60 lead singer matiu Walters. After releasing their debut album in October 2011 – which went to number one in the new Zealand charts and was certified gold in its first week – the album eventually went triple platinum (with two double platinum singles). the Auckland-based group has spent most of the year completing their first overseas tour of the UK and europe with great success, and to top it off, they won six tui awards this month at the Vodafone new Zealand music Awards – including Best Group and single of the Year. “I am proud, but I wish it was quadruple platinum,” laughs matiu. “to say we are content where we are would be a lie.” He’s not kidding. Although the group has been “full go ahead” since they released their self-titled debut, matiu says the band’s constant need to push themselves in bigger and better directions is why their current success isn’t enough. Cooped up inside on one of Auckland’s sunnier spring days isn’t a curse for the frontman as hard work needs to be done. For one, there’s the pressure of album number two looming over his head, which he says is “so difficult because you have your whole life to write your first album and then a year and a half to write your second”. He also has a dream concert to prepare for: the pairing of six60 with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO). It’s something that came about by chance, but matiu says it has always been “a dream of mine to have our music scored and played by an orchestra” since the group formed in 2006. “A lot of our songs when we wrote them lent themselves to having an orchestra. now with the success of the first album, we had this opportunity.” the idea came about when the band met record producer and musician Jaz Coleman in Prague during their european tour. He put them onto composer Peter scholes. It was a long process of going through arrangements and concepts until six60 found a way to incorporate the orchestra. the last thing the band wanted was the classical sound as just a backing track – the music needed to be fully integrated, taking over and backing off at the right moments. Although he readily admits a pop/rock group playing with classically trained performers is not groundbreaking stuff – think metallica’s S&M or serj tankian’s work with the APO – matiu explains that their threepart format offers a new twist. the show features a “Live & massive” section (with typical six60 gusto and energy), an “Unplugged” acoustic set, as well as a section with the APO. On first listen of their number-one hit single ‘Rise Up’, you could be forgiven for wondering how the orchestra will work with six60 s electronic sound, but any long-time listener will know that the band’s sound – which features an eclectic use of genres from rock ‘n’ roll to roots – is perfectly suited to be paired with strings and brass. One of their lesser-known singles from their debut, ‘Lost’, was the first to get the treatment, rereleased as a single in september with an accompanying music video, taking the viewer inside the recording process at stebbings Recording studios in Auckland. the band then showcased a taster of what’s to come this weekend at the new Zealand music Awards when they performed the track – matiu’s haunting voice rising up through the building hum of the string section. “[Working with APO] definitely elevated a lot of the feelings that were in the songs already,” he explains. “It helped us take our music in another direction. It’s cool, we are always trying to push our performance, our creativity.” even ‘Rise Up’ is getting a new treatment, which is ideal for the boys as “it’s given us a chance to reinvent the song. It’s quite old and it does get a bit boring to play that over and over again”. “One of the pitfalls of the album and coming out the way we did, through the pub scene, we haven’t had the opportunity to play a lot of these songs as we intended, as we wanted to be heard. this show gives us a chance to show our diversity,” says matiu. “But we are not going too ‘arty farty’ or too far away from what we do,” he quickly adds. “We’re not going to come out in tuxedos or anything like that. I guess that would be appropriate, but it’s not us.” WRITTEN BY LAURA WEASER
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GERSHWIN Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue and Ri s GERSHWIN “I Got Rhythm” Variations GERSHWIN An American in Paris SHOSTAKOVICH Tahiti Trot op. 16 GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue Matthew Coorey Conductor Freddy Kempf Piano

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