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BLAZE BAYLEY
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The largest Christmas Advent Calendar Auckland has ever seen will be unveiled in Wynyard Quarter next month. Council organization, Waterfront Auckland, is coordinating a project in which local businesses contribute images to a 12 metre high calendar in Silo Park, with doors that open each day from Sat 01 Dec to Tue 25 Dec to reveal a Kiwi Christmas scene. A range of businesses associated with the area board with artists, school kids and radio listeners all contributing to the various Christmas scenes. The artwork will then be auctioned by the auction house Art and Object with proceeds going to the Auckland City Mission.

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Favourite takeaway? Goat curry. Favourite classic film? Casablanca. Favourite childhood memory? Seeing clouds from the plane on my first trip involving air travel. I asked, Does God live here? I was four years old. Favourite party food? Black pudding. Favourite vice? Any large bench vice with quick release. But I do use a small hobby-type vice for a lot of jobs in my shed. Favourite song? Today its Highway to Hell - AC/DC. Its the one I want played at my funeral as the coffin goes into the flames. Favourite meal? Sausage curry. Its my specialty. Fish finger curry comes a close second. Favourite cause? Charity would be St. Giles Hospice near Lichfield. Its the first time Ive had to think about a fave cause. Is there one that tries to stop Simon Cowell from taking over the world via a phone in vote? Favourite 90s TV show? Shooting Stars with Vic and Bob. Favourite type of groupie? The ones with all theyre own teeth are best. Favourite body part on you? My right knee. I almost lost it in a motorcycle accident. Im glad Ive still got it. Every time the weather turns damp it talks to me. Favourite candy bar? Mr Toms Peanut Bar. You cant get em everywhere, so when I do see them I buy six and have sticky peanut binge. I know its wrong. Favourite current TV show? The Big Bang Theory or Gigglebiz.
SEE THEM LIVE: pAUL DIANNO & BLAZE BAYLEY FRI 07 DEC BODEGA, WELLINGTON SAT 08 DEC THE KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND

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Halo 4 was release just a week ago and is on track to reach $300 million in global sales in the first week, making it the biggest Halo launch in history and the biggest entertainment launch of the year to date. In the first 24 hours of its release, Halo 4 garnered more than $220 million worldwide, eclipsing the record for the biggest day-one opening in U.S. box office history, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and the biggest movie of 2012, The Avengers based on U.S. sales alone. The launch of Halo 4 propelled lifetime sales for the Halo franchise beyond $3.38 billion, cementing its status as one of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world.

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St Jeromes Laneway Festival have confirmed another band to their 2013 line-up. The indie rock band from Brooklyn, Real Estate, will be performing next years festival held in late January. Real Estate are the 3rd of 6 acts being added to the Laneway Festival line up. It has only been a few months since the band were on our shores playing to a sold out crowd. We are more than happy to have them back.
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San Franciscos garage rock dominators, Thee Oh Sees are coming back. Its been a year since thee band played to a New Zealand crowd and they are returning to Auckland to deliver tight psychedelic jams and an unrestrained live show at Whammy on the back of their new release Putrifiers II. Propulsive, careening, and at times, openly dangerous, Thee Oh Sees are like the house band for a runaway train. Pitchfork.
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PLAYING THE SILO PARK WEEKEND FAVourItES


The 2012/2013 season at Silo Park has been announced, offering a huge rage of free entertainment at Waterfront Aucklands Wynyard Quarter throughout summer. The Silo Park weekend begins on Fridays afternoon, with the Silo Night Markets. Visitors can browse over 40 Stalls including every- thing from international street food, bike repairs, second hand books, craft, tarot readers, recycled clothes and fashion designers. The markets also features weekly entertainment from local and international DJs. Silo Cinema, Aucklands only regular free outdoor cinema, follows the Silo Markets, where films are projected onto the Silos. A variety of films are shown from week to week, with something on the schedule for everyone. Its an awesome vibe with a bar, food markets, cushions and more. Silo Cinema is a great outing for all ages, families, friends and more. Some of the films coming up include The Blues Brother (Fri 23 Nov), The Bands Visit (Fri 30 Nov), Spellbound (Fri 07 Dec), Grease (Fri 14 Dec) and Home Alone (Fri 21 Dec). Park your chair somewhere on the grass and have a beer. Saturdays are home to Silo Markets from 12pm 6pm a veritable mix of food stalls, vintage clothing, flowers, street performers and more. Silo Sessions takes place once a month on a Saturday, with Silo Park playing host to some of New Zealands best musical talent, with special guest curators, community groups and collectives creating unique showcases and performances. The Day Markets attract over 50 stallholders who help to transfer Silo Park into a bustling daytime market place. On December 1st, Silo Park will host its first Silo Sessions of the season, with Israeli producer Kalbata taking the stage as part of Weird Together presents World Together a mini festival of sights & sounds from all four corners of the globe. Nick D and Dick Johnson, who will also be joined by a full live band and Caribeanz Southern Stars Steel Pan Orchestra, will curate this installment of Silo Sessions.

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THE OUTSIDERS

Favourite drink? A cold glass of Lift or a Bloody Mary with lots of olives. Favourite restaurant/caf? Im going to say Flying Burrito Brothers in Wellington because that is one of the places I am going to hit when I get back to New Zealand. Favourite takeaway? Pizza, always pizza. Favourite classic film? I like Dario Argentos work a lot. Old-school horror and exploitation films, but I am going to say The Lost Boys for today. Is the 80s classic? I dont know, but it is such a good trashy film. Favourite childhood memory? Jumping up in the morning to put on my shorts in the summer so I could go outside and play. Favourite party food? Fairy bread. It was definitely better than those purple saveloys called Purpelos they were very wrong. Favourite vice? Cider. Favourite song? Springtime by Leatherface from the UK. Favourite cause? Amnesty International. Favourite 90s TV show? Married with Children. Favourite word? Obsolete. Favourite album? Let It Be The Replacements. Favourite body part on you? My bloodshot eyes. Favourite body part on someone else? Im an ass man. Favourite venue? Whammy Bar in Auckland. So seedy, yet so satisfying. Favourite lyric? If the price of milks got you down, just thank your god youre not a cow Freddy Fudd Pucker. Favourite candy bar? Perky Nana. Favourite current TV show? Breaking Bad.
SEE HIM LIVE: OUTSIDERS THU 22 NOV MIGHTY MIGHTY, WELLINGTON FRI 23 NOV WHAMMY BAR, AUCKLAND SAT 24 NOV TSB STADIUM, NEW pLYMOUTH SAT 24 NOV BASEMENT BAR, NEW pLYMOUTH

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LINDON PUFFIN
MALT BAR
8pM

8pM, $23, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

When I first heard about these guys, I remember thinking they would be some kind of alternative folk artist with Middle Eastern influences. Turns out with a whole lot of synth and guitar they are one of the more dynamic artists, who are a little bit of rock n roll with a real attitude.

A long way from the shaking ground of Lyttelton, Lindon Puffin is heading out from the harbour side for a summer tour. Joined by fellow hometowners The Eastern, Delaney Davidson and The Unfaithful Ways, Puffin is on the road and ready to roll (in the music sense). Enjoy a blend of folk, country and rock.

GREG JOHNSON
SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE
7.45pM, $40, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

TOHU - DOUBLE BILL 2012


SHED 1: CORBAN ESTATE ARTS CENTRE
TOHU DOUBLE BILL 2012: 7.30pM, $35, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

Greg, or as I like to call him The Man with The Hat, has been on the scene for 20 years. Kiwi bands these days should hope for similar success! So like any good artist, hes honouring those years with a special anniversary concert. Supported by Ted Brown and Kurt Shanks from Stellar*.

Join Atamira in their home studio/performance space for a collision of pedal and microphone choreography, video projection, live waiata, electronic music and fashion. All at once! TOHU is two half-hour shows, launching both Moko and Mitimiti standalone dance and music works.

FrIdAY 23
BLEEDERS
BAR MEDUSA
9pM, $15, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

OUTSIDERS
WHAMMY BAR
$10, DOOR SALES ONLY

Once one of the punk legends on the New Zealand scene, the Bleeders slipped away into a hiatus in 2009 after several years of success, including their Best Rock Album in 2006 that went on to sell Gold. One reunion show wasnt enough so the crew is playing this date in Wellington before Auckland.

Since their debut EP in July 2008, The Outsiders have grown dramatically. Following a belief that location will not hold them back, the band has toured the US, Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Theyve also supported the big dogs such as Against Me, Strike Anywhere, Cobra Skulls, Nothington and many more.

THE BOXCAR RATTLE


THE KINGS ARMS
8pM, $5, DOOR SALES ONLY

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The Boxcar Rattle is playing their last show of the year and one of their last New Zealand shows at The Kings Arms. Next year is a time of change as they plan to head over to Melbourne. They say to become drug addicts. Each to his own, just keep making great music!

Join the legendary Dean Campbell and the George FM Double Dutch as they play a range of styles with chilled out tunes, funky house and beats to get you in the mood to groove all weekend. Get the weekend started the right way with music to keep you dancing the weekly blues away.

ROSENEATH CENTENNIAL RAGTIME BAND


GALATOS AUCKLAND HAMILTON
8pM, $16, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

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Dont be fooled the 1900s may be over, but ragtime is still as popular as ever with this Wellington sevenpiece showing us how its done. Although they began playing traditional tunes of early jazz arrangements, theyve moved towards playing entirely original music, serving up their our own version of Gumbo, Cornbread and Collared Greens!

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MINISTRY OF SALSA
STUDIO
8pM, $30, ITICKET.CO.NZ

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HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS
AN OMEN

Get your blood boiling and feel the passionate heat of the salsa beat! DJs are battling it out to produce their best mixes ever, and your votes, dance moves and cheers count to who takes out the glory. Dress to impress in your best red-hot cocktail dress and set the dancefloor on fire.

NICKI MINAJ
VECTOR ARENA
7.30pM, $100, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

The Trinidadian-born rapper/hip-hop artist will be bringing her Super Bass our way for a one-off show. After rescheduling earlier in the year, lets hope the delay was so she could bring more outrageous outfits that barely cover her boobs. And maybe she packed Justin Bieber in her suitcase too. Hes single now apparently.

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK


NORTH HAGLEY PARK
7.30pM

Its pretty much a Kiwi family institution New Zealand musicians and TV presenters hit the stage and entertain. Fifty bucks says Frankie Stevens and Jackie Clarke are performing? Check! But you also get pop stars Dane Rumble, Michael Murphy and Fours Drew Neemia. Its all in good fun and brings a real feel of Christmas spirit.

ROBBIE WESSELS
BRUCE MASON CENTRE
7.30pM, $20-50, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

Robbie is one of the favourite artists in South Africa. His great humour and insight into South African culture has made him a star in his own right. His had his first hit with Leeuloop and since then he has become a household name in his home country. Find out what all the fuss is about.

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OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ GROUP
SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE
8pM, $45, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group (featuring members of The Mars Volta, At The Drive In, and Le Butcherettes) brings the world-renowned artists to our shores. Coming to prominence in the early 1990s, Omar made his mark as a guitarist in the ground break posthardcore band At The Drive In, before playing with The Mars Volta in the 2000s.

The problem with trying to listen to something that calls itself post-industrial experimental electronica is that youre probably not going to like it immediately. But stick with it and How to Destroy Angels tends to bend your expectations, and your mind, into some pleasant shapes. Trent Reznors side project is a joint effort with long-time collaborators Rob Sheriden and Atticus Ross as well as Reznors vocalist wife Mariqueen Maandig. An Omen is the bands follow-up EP to their selftitled 2010 offering (available for free on Soundcloud). The first track, Keep it Together, is perhaps a bad choice to start off with, not doing the five other tracks justice at all. At first listen I rolled my eyes and walked away, claiming to anyone whod listen that it was a terrible rip off Portishead and Thom Yorke all over again. But, having returned to listen again, I found, just where Id left it, a deeply thoughtful EP. Maandigs voice is a whispery mystery, and with Reznor kicking in with his soft gravel here and there, How to Destroy Angels, have a way of turning simple sounds into a haunted aural spaces. The sound is hard to pin down, and its clear that this is a band that knows how to incant the ghosts of many genres into their own. Youll hear the dark bluegrass sound of Ice Age move into the video game quest of On the Wing. The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters sounds like it is actually producing monsters as you listen. Trent Reznors influence is

overwhelming in the sound. That particular NIN mood is invoked in every song, and in listening its very hard to escape from it. This crossover is not for a lack of trying on the part of the band, who are very careful to not cross the streams in terms of their album artwork and overall visual aspect. This is the sort of thing that grows on you, and will have you checking out the multiple other projects of the stupidly talented people in this band. All, this is an EP thats glitchy and wonderful, and its true power lies in its silences. And this is all a mere taste of whats to come (a fulllength album is in the works, due for release in 2013).
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What happens when you mix Coca-Cola with Pepsi? Somewhere in the world a double shot of bourbon is crying. Your signature Im an amazing cook dish is North African lamb.
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SEASON: TUE 20 NOV - SAT 24 NOV

HE POP-UP PROJECT CKLANDS Y CENTRE

Sponsored by the energy drink that gets behind everything hip and cool, Pop Life is six Kiwi artists showcasing their creative process in a specially designed, interactive studio in Q Theatre. Each artist has 15 hours in the studio to create 11 pieces of art, some with limitations and parameters to adhere to.

NZ ARTISTS RESIDENCE VER 6 DAYS

PETE HECKMAN, ENFORCE1, ERIN FORSYTH, NIGEL ROBERTS, KELLY SPENCER, XOE HALL

The best TV show around at the moment is Offspring. The best place for a date night is Kazu Yakitori and sake bar. Youd get arrested if the police knew that you About the migrant family living in my garage People say you look like Dan Carter... or was it Moby? Kittens or puppies? Puppies. What generic current affair has your blood boiled? Anything involving David Bain, Ewen Macdonald or Hekia Parata.
SEE HIM PERFORM: FREDDY KEMPF PLAYS GERSHWIN FRI 07 DEC MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE, WELLINGTON SAT 08 DEC TOWN HALL, AUCKLAND

THE FUZZ: POLICE MOUSTACHES


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pORIRUA, 10AM SEASON: WED 21 NOV - SAT 01 DEC

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It seems only fitting to host an exhibition all about the glorious mo in Movember, and who better to demonstrate than the New Zealand Police Force. This photographic exhibit provides a snapshot of the police over the years and, most importantly, the tradition of wearing impressive moustaches.

Whos in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Id start with Jeff Buckley and Chris Whitley, and ask them to dig up their own rhythm sections, so to speak Whats an upcoming film youre jazzed about? The Hangover 3. Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? If Im not scoring length of the field tries for the All Blacks or rescuing gorgeous (and highly appreciative) young women from dangerous situations, Ill most likely be playing in an NZSO concert followed by drinks at Hashigo and possibly a crumpet from Crumpet cafe.

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ANTOINETTE RATCLIFFE: KNOW SHORTCUT
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Installation artist Antoinette is putting on display one of her larger works, where some of the normally sedate zombie bunnies have gone feral. The surreal artist has an attachment to throwing the cute and the usual off balance and putting it all in one room to take over your mind.

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CHOPPERS (S)HIT LIST
THE OPERA HOUSE
7.30pM, $37-40, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

CHOP/STICK
BASEMENT THEATRE
8pM, $18-20, ITICKET.CO.NZ

What happens when you take one actor and turned her into a Samoan teenager, a fifth generation greengrocer, a Chinese grandmother and a white guy. Its an exploration into being Asian, as well as being a New Zealander. It looks at what it means to be a woman, a man, an Asian-New-Zealander-Man-Woman. And anyone in between.

Hes taken one of Australias most notorious hardened criminals and turned him into a comedy icon that calls life exactly how he sees it. From pretentious douchebags to the people that have annoying habits and drive you crazy, Chopper is nailing them all on the (s)hitlist for disposal of if an apocalypse should arise.

MoNdAY 26
RUSSELL BRAND
FOUNDERS THEATRE
8pM, R15, $90-111, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

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The foul-mouthed, sex-crazed, ex-drug addled comedian that everyone loves has extended his tour of the main centres to include some of New Zealands cities. His I Am A Walrus tour is, if anything like his films, going to be a laugh-a-minute show, packed full of the crude, lewd and downright dirty.

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SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL - SEASON DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL

Ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors? Enter the world of a high-class escort Belle (ex-popstar Billie Piper). She lives the London dream, eating at the best restaurants, shopping at the best boutiques but her personal life is not as sorted as it seems, the lines blurring between her role as a call girl and a young lady.

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JAMES BOND: SKYFALL
ANDY WARHOL
143 MINS DIRECTED BY LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND, BENT-JORGEN pERLMUTT AND FRDRIC TCHENG STARRING DIANA VREELAND

The hotly-anticipated third Daniel Craig-helmed Bond flick is finally hitting our screens! After being approved by Prince Charles, we can find out for sure if it is any good. In this round, Bond is back with a bevy of new international beauties and a bad-ass bad guy (played by No Country For Old Mens Javier Bardem).

ANDY WARHOL
ARTS CHANNEL, 8.30PM

Its hard to imagine that todays fashion editors would send their teams overseas with the vague directive think of Cleopatra. But Diana Vreeland, the revolutionary editor who led Vogue and Harpers Bazaar through some of historys most exciting fashion eras and who later became the curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute was no ordinary editor. Famous not just for her brilliant eye but for her enormous, eccentric personality, shes an inspiring and intriguing documentary subject, even after death. This doco was filmed by her granddaughter-in-law Lisa Immordino Vreeland, so unsurprisingly its a mostly glowing, celebratory look at the style icon, with tributes from the likes of Anjelica Huston and glimpses of her intimidating side from Ali MacGraw, who once worked with her as an assistant. Immordino draws predominantly on interviews for Vreelands written memoirs by journalist George Plimpton, although the voiceovers provided by an actress are a strange touch. Then again, Vreeland was just as grandiose and kooky as the narrative intones.

Anna Wintour may have become the worlds most famous fashion editor, but her flat and unreadable persona is the antithesis to Vreelands wild, fanciful, theatrical character. Although much of the archival footage of Vreeland in her later years is grainy, her eccentric dress sense and tendency to talk in outrageous soundbites bring it to life. What makes this film such a joy to watch is not just the timeline of fashion highlights, but Vreelands unique perspective on life. She knew she was no beauty and yet she made the most not of just her own flaws, but by accentuating others, such as Barbra Streisands Nefertiti nose and Penelope Trees woodland-creature eyes. Little is made of Vreelands personal life a world she tended to neglect for her career. However, there is a telling interview with her two sons in which its apparent that her life was first and foremost, about her work.
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Who was the man behind the Campbells Soup can art? Andy Warhol is an in-depth portrait of one of the most famous and controversial artists of the second half of the 20th century. Explore the whole spectrum of his life, personally and professionally, from the late 1940s until his untimely death in 1987.

FrIdAY 24
PAN AM SEASON 1
TV ONE, 9.35PM

The hot new drama series Pan Am transports you back to the 1960s and the dawn of the Jet Age. As a fast, new luxury airliner takes to the skies, the passengers and crew face a voyage whose landscape is shaped by romance, shifting societal values and even international espionage. Starring Christina Ricci.

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With 45 million copies sold and five consecutive number one hits, Bad is a legendary album. This tribute documentary celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jacksons landmark album and tour. Learn the story behind the music, with appearances by Martin Scorsese, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow and Justin Bieber.

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HANSAN VIETNAMESE
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

These up-market restaurants has class, style and great tasting Vietnamese. With all the usuals, such as chicken satay, noodle soup, spring rolls and more (I hear the chicken rice is a particular favourite), its healthy and great tasting, and is easy on the dollar too.

CAF IN THE VINEYARD


59 APPLEBY HIGHWAY
NELSON

Enjoy a delicious coffee and lunch while surrounded by the stunning sunny winery. Its beautiful open spaces and selection of French/European and Kiwi cuisine is a mouth-watering treat to be discovered in the laid-bay, Nelson-style atmosphere this summer.

SALS
NEW LOCATION, 277 NEW MARKET

DAYTIME

DATE NIGHT CASUAL DINING CHEAP AND CHEERFUL TAKEAWAY SHARE

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OPEN LATE NEW KID HIPSTER FRIENDLY OUTDOOR

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. Using authentic ingredients, New York style pizzas in the little big city has never tasted so good. Grab a slice or share a pizza with a group of friends, and then when youre done wash it done with an ice-cold beer. Sals have just added a new store in Auckland; Newmarket is the newest location to get a slice of this pizza palace.

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

DISTRICT DINING

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

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.

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

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BIG JS

1 Melton Road - Mt Wellington (09) 5790340 Weekly changing specials. Rated top burger in Auckland via concreteplayground.co.nz Gourmet Burgers is Jasons speciality take home heat and eat meals, plus huge range of cabinet food, everything cooked to serve.

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

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128c Ponsonby Rd Bar*Cafe*Tapas

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ORVIETO CAFE

935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

144 Parnell Rd (09) 356-3650 Established in 1847, one of Aucklands earliest surviving hotels serving gastro pub food in a comfortable, unpretentious environment.

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

SALE ST BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB MALT BAR


31 Galway St (09) 303-2541 Gourmet pizzas, tapas and a famous high tea service. 442 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths Craft Beers and great food.

QUAY STREET CAFE

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

130 Quay Street, Britomart (09) 337 0088 This cheerful, busy inner-city cafe is a fantastic place for weekday breakfast, a leisurely weekend brunch, informal lunch meetings and great coffee any time

CHAPEL

MExICO

147 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-4528

DEPOT

86 Federal St (09) 363-7048

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.

SALS PIzzA

277 Broadway, Newmarket (09) 524 7257 Sals have been made privy to a legendary pizza makers secret family recipe and are proud to serve you AUTHENTIC New York Pizza.

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REGIONAL GIG GuIdE
Wed 21
swAmP thinG w/ midGe mccleArY
The Pheasant Plucker, Rotorua Gravity Bar, Hamilton

ShiT WOrTh dOinG

two cArtoons & mAles

SaT 24
GreG churchill & dJ hAt
Shipwreck Bar, Gisborne

PBc summer niGhts Presents: BlAckout uV PArtY ft. tAniA m


Poverty Bay Club, Gisborne

Fri 23
come-BAck kids
12 Below, Dunedin

kAtchAfire

Thu 22
kArA Gordon
9PM, The Cabana, Napier

Tokoroa Cosmopolitan Club, Tokoroa

uPPer hutt Posse - declArAtion of resistAnce AlBum tour 2012


9PM, The Cabana, Napier

GreG Johnsons 20th AnniVersArY tour kArA Gordon & the wreckAGe
Void, Hamilton

7PM, Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

left At dAwn, the rAscAl kinGs, clAemus, stretch to mould


The Royal, Palmerston North

midGe mccleArY cd releAse tour

Sun 25
Gold medAl fAmous with the deltA hood rAP connection
TMS Tunnel, Tauranga

Rotorua Night Market, Rotorua

mArton countrY music festiVAl fundrAiser


Rangitikei Club, Feilding

roseneAth centenniAl rAGtime BAnd communitY hAlls dAnce tour


9PM, YOT Club, Raglan

kniGhts of the duB tABle


Static Bar, Hamilton

midGe mccleArY cd releAse tour


Ti Tree Cafe & Wine Bar, Waihi Beach

tunes under the tower

Tui Headquarters, Mangatainoka

CHRISTCHuRCH GIG GuIdE


Wed 21
AdAm mcGrAth of the eAstern
Wunderbar

tweQ & dr dee


9pm, CBD Bar

the shAmeless few Pierside XmAs PArtY


9pm, Pierside Cafe 7pm, Pomeroys

mike t

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unlimited sPeed zone


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lindon Puffin runAround sue


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PAwnstAr

10:30pm, Pegasus Arms

Al PArk

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8:30pm, Salsa Latina Studios

reckless duo

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chArlotte + simon
Darkroom

dr sAnchez

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the where suPPorted BY shed 31


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zen mAntrA, suPPorted BY YVAnlescA And teen fortress

the crYstAl set


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the south toniGht rdunited lAunch PArtY electric wire hustle, tAli liVe, estere, the trAnsistors & BAnG BAnG eche
8pm, Dux Live

8:30pm, Wunderbar, $5 door

hAnnAh hArdinG
8pm, Porthole Bar The Brickworks

Fri 23
Al PArk
4pm, The Brewery

SaT 24
AddinGton fAir And concert
11am, St Marys Church Square

kAte AnAstAsiou i Am You with Guests rockhouse And mAntis


8pm, Dux Live

Ashei with PhAntom emPire And GeArloose


9pm, Dux Live

BlAck VelVet BAnd


10pm, The Brewery

sAturdAY oPen mic kArAoke shiVer

7pm, Sandridge Hotel 9pm, The Rock - Rolleston

willie mcArthur
7:30pm, Pegasus Arms

Quiz niGht

Golden orAnGe + the sAlAd BoYs + loG horn Breed


Darkroom

dr sAnchez

The Astro Lounge

7:30pm, Phoenix Bar & Cafe

the JAzz school JAm


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dJ riA

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rdunited lAunch PArtY with orGAnikismness, AlPhABetheAd, k + lAB, mr mime, teknik


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shAmeless few

7:30pm, The Stock Xchange

Thu 22
Al PArk.......... PArtY niGht
8pm, Porthole Bar

kAte AnAstAsiou
Astro Lounge

Sun 25
AriAnA tikAo celeBrAtinG the releAse of from dust to liGht w/ Jon hooker & JAmes wilkinson
8PM, Dux Live

dJ dAn

kierAn cooPer
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dJ finneY

cAiro knife fiGht with Guests decorticA


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iGnition mike t

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the eleVAtors

9:30pm, Fox & Ferret The Palms

dr sAnchez & senor Jules JrB trio


No.4 4PM, Ciburb Bar

kAte AnAstAsiou Petite mAnooche


Astro Lounge

soul slide
9pm, The Clink

YounG Bloods BAttles @ fuel BAr


9:30pm, Fuel Bar & Grill 9pm, Hilltop Tavern

8.30PM, The Brewery

shAdow PuPPet

douG Brush JAzz trio insAne JAne

kAte AnAstAsiou mArc & JAson of the eAsY heArts


Astro Lounge

Petite mAnouche
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9:30pm, Fox & Ferret The Palms

BlAck VelVet BAnd


10:30pm, Pegasus Arms

9pm, Pierside Cafe

ShiT WOrTh dOinG

AuCkLANd GIG GuIdE


Wed 21
Acetones
9PM, Verona

inVAsion of PirAcY, hAlo of Ashes, APeX & Guests


9PM, The Kings Arms

GerrY rooderkerk liVe


8PM, Malt Bar

Get on it w/ dc

cJc Presents toni rAndle QuArtet


8PM, 1885 Britomart

JAson eli

Garrison Public House

the BoXcAr rAttle lAst nz show feAt. sPAce VenturA, the BemshA swinG And kohls A killer
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6PM, Commons

kfm Presents mAs.siVe


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illuminAte PAint PArtY Presents BloodBAth


9PM, ASB Showgrounds 9PM, Snapdragon

the weekend wArmuP w/ dAn V


Takapuna Bar

conch records At Bcc


5PM, Britomart Country Club

creAtiVe JAzz cluB


1885

mAnuel BundY & sAmPle Gee


8PM, Sale St

imAGine this, sollY JAson kYle, normski


6PM, Northern Steam Ship

tido

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cult 45

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old school dJs


8PM, Racket Bar

GrAnt mArshAll And niGel loVe


Sale St

Queen citY BiG BAnd


8PM, Masonic Tavern 9PM, Juice Bar

Jennifer zeA & her AntiPodeAn collectiVe w/ scott towers


Ponsonby Social Club

tido, dAnno & kArn hAll


Racket Bar

triBe cAlled west


9PM, Hangar Bar

GrizzlY BeAr Josh leYs

r&B JAm niGhts shAke, stir & sinG w/ dAn & chris
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John holmes lo keY

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6PM, Nuffield St Brew Bar 6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

SaT 24
ArohA
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Julien dYne @ dJ truent


9PM, Ponsonby Social Club Ponsonby Cruising Club

sollY

niGel GAVin @ GAnz PetrA riJnBeek & PAul VoiGht


Sugar Bar

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

lunAtiX Presents the summer of BAss X trVP nGht


9PM, Be Club

A PonsonBY institution

the second AnnuAl nz noise mAkers inVitAtionAl the wAX works: t-rice & hudGe thursdAY rock
8PM, The Kings Arms

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10PM, Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar

niGel loVe , ultAn Burke

6PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

AmPl BeAts, rAndomPlAY, funk ferret, normski, AliAs


Snapdragon

rAcket Book swAP


Racket Bar

9PM, Britomart Country Club

nYe2013 PrereleAse PArtY


1885 Britomart

ArohA

The Classic

the drAmA dePt & Guests louie & the BeAr & fAt mAn
8PM, The Kings Arms

nYntee & richie rich


9PM, Longroom

BeVAn keYs & nYntee


Longroom

tido

Thu 22
Acoustic thursdAYs w/ eli
7.30PM, Neighbourhood

6.30PM, Everybody`s

PAGe3 And Vincent hAnnA


Sale St

trAckmAnn
7PM, Libertine 9PM, Degree

BootY mAsh ft deewhY, sAmPle Gee And Vincent hAnnA


Sale St

PAt for President


8.30PM, Brew On Quay

triPle shot

Acoustic thursdAY w/ wAYlon

7.30PM, Nuffield St Brew Bar

Fri 23
7 dAYs liVe!
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roseneAth centenniAl rAGtime BAnd communitY hAlls dAnce tour


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cAiro knife fiGht w/ decorticA


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AleX richArd & lYrAkill


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An eVeninG with lindon Puffin


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chris coX, soAne & uPtown BooGie


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5.30PM, Neighbourhood

AYeshA & sAm hill


1885

silo cinemA Presents the Blues Brothers


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dJ sister Act

dAniel BooBYer, kArAoke tAXi, outrun the BuffAlo


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BeAch PArtY nYe2013 Pre-releAse show


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snArlos & the BridGe & rose QuArtz


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fAme w/ kArn hAll & sAmBro


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fleX

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cArnAVAl

Logan Campbell Centre

sollY & lo keY

fleX & herm


Racket Bar

Britomart Country Club

GenerAl lee

7.30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

deAn cAmPBell douBle dutch

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imAGine this
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souloVus loVe foundAtion AlBum tour


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fort st. fencinG cluB


Flight Lounge

Gene riVers & sweet miX kids


Racket Bar

infAmous niGht owls - luchA lounGe


9PM, The Lucha Lounge

funkee monkee fridAYs


Verona

suBmAriner , issAc Aesli

5.30PM, Everybodys

issAc Aeslili

9PM, Northern Steam Ship

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Ponsonby Social Club

Wed 21
kroon for Your kAi
The Southern Cross Garden Bar

SaT 24
AurAl deliGht on A sAturdAY niGht
Plum Cafe

JAson eli

fAmilY fun Picnic concert


Windsor Reserve

7PM, Everybody`s

keYnote Vs sPrAwl feAt dose (uk/nz)


9PM, Rising Sun

GreG Johnson 20th AnniVersArY tour liVe JAm - A PerformAnce eXtrAVAGAnzA

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mAikA sweet life eP releAse PArtY


The Fringe Bar

ministrY of sAlsA BAttle of the sAlsA dJs


8PM, Studio

PlAnet of the tAPes, ritchie Venus & i drink Your Blood


Mighty Mighty

Auckland War Memorial Museum

nicki minAJ - Pink fridAY reloAded tour


8PM, Vector Arena

sundAY session with the sentimentAl sound sYstem


3PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

the session
Matterhorn

PuPs012 - the Golden Awesome, shockinG And stunninG & more


9PM, Puppies

niGel loVe , AleX richArds rAdio PonsonBY mo Bros show


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8PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

sundAY sessions At Beer oclock


Malt Bar

Thu 22
Acoustic routes ft. the oconnor fAmilY
8PM, Meow

the mAntArAYs the thomAs oliVer BAnd

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

sweetPAnts

3PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

9PM, San Francisco Bath House

roseneAth centenniAl rAGtime BAnd


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the cider co-oP


2PM, Sale St

GreG Johnson 20th AnniVersArY tour outsiders, PcP eAGles & fAntAils
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tonY mAd trio teXAs BooGie


Hashigo Zake

selectA sAm

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The Paddington Parnell

twinset

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The Southern Cross Garden Bar

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MOn 26
cluB connoisseurs
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the southern cross thursdAY showcAse feAt. killinG BeAr

urBAntrAmPer turns 10
Bodega

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

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Brewery Britomart

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Bruce Mason Centre

thursdAYs w/ dJ micAh, B-lo, Gus & keV fresh


Bettys Function House & Bar

Sun 25
GAtekeePer
Puppies

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Fri 23
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9PM, Medusa 9PM, San Francisco Bath House

PArcel of roGues
Kelburn Village Pub

9PM, The Kings Arms

Tue 27
dirtY diAnA
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tido & lAtin AoteAroA


Britomart Country Club

the dreAmers the trouBles


Meow

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

trAnscendentAl leArninG collectiVe, cAt & sock, seAn oreillY


The Audio Foundation

oPen mic niGht


8PM, Windsor Castle

t-rice & hudGe uPtown BooGie


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cAiro knife fiGht w/ decorticA


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YAm JAm deeJAYs

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Bettys Function House & Bar

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The Southern Cross Garden Bar

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ShiT WOrTh drinKinG

LEIGH SAWMILL CAF


142 PAkiri rd, leiGh

Kiwi band Nightchoir once said Sawmill Caf was their favourite place to play and we can see why! With an enviable location in the Hauraki Gulf, this quaint little place feels like a home away from home. With excellent local wines and produce, to provide meals which offer a healthy and balanced cuisine.

THE SPEIGHTS ALEHOUSE


Queenstown

GALBRAITHS ALEHOUSE
2 mt eden roAd

Do you know what goes well with a hearty southern steak? A Speights, of course! Its famous for hearty servings of pub food as it should be, with beer and cider to match. Whether you are after fish and chips in a delicious beer batter or a solid slab of red meat.

dAYtime oPen lAte

sPorts BAr dAnce floor one niGht stAnd liVe music crAft Beers

Located in the former Grafton Library, these guys are the award-winning brewers of fine cask-conditioned European inspired lagers and gourmet pub food. Their goal is to introduce old world beer flavours back into our craft beer scene after decades without them. The range includes the Bitter and Twisted bitter, Grafton Porter and Antipodean pale ale. They use very hands-on techniques which can be watched from two vantage points within the building. They also get in special guests, so to speak, with other fine craft beers in tap on a seasonal basis.

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AuCkLANd GROOVE GuLPS PONSONBy PONSONBY & OTHER


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

AGents & merchAnts

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

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

VeronA

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

the BritomArt countrY cluB

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

Q theAtre

chAPel

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

rAcket BAr

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

305 Queen street For lunch and a glass of wine. Enjoy a Supreme coffee and power up at our WIFI hotspot. A range of hot-pressed or old school doorstop sandwiches, serious salads, biscuits, tarts, cakes and an ultracheap Artists Pot of the Day.

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 gentlemens club.

QuAY st cluBrooms rAkinos- BeAts, BAr, kitchen


level 1/35 high street (09) 358-3535 The Joint since 91

Golden dAwn

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

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

meXico

GrAnd centrAl

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

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.

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!

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

mAlt BAr

442 richmond road Grey lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths Craft Beers and great food.

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

PinXtos

CENTRAL & kRd CENTRAL & KRD


doc BAr
352 krd (09) 365-1800 Tues-Sat

37 drake st (09) 379-8167 Focuses on the fact that people want to enjoy each others 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.

128c Ponsonby rd Open now. Bar*Cafe*Tapas

liBertine the PonsonBY (BelGiAn Beer cAfe) the windsor cAstle GrAce BAr
103 Victoria st west 300-6352 21st Birthdays, Hen/Stag Parties, Corporate Events, Dance Parties, CD Release Parties, Live Music. 1-3 st marys 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... 144 Parnell rd (09) 356-3650 Established in 1847, one of Aucklands earliest surviving hotels serves gastro pub food in a comfortable, unpretentious environment.

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.

fAther teds oriGinAl irish PuB

BRITOMART BRITOMART
1885 - BritomArt
27 Galway st (09) 551 3100 Nightclub upstairs. Cocktail lounge downstairs. Home to Aucklands 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.

kINGSLANd KINGSLAND
neiGhBourhood BrewBAr
498 new north rd (09) 846-3773 Nestled in the site of an old garage and engineering shop Neighbourhood celebrates the craft of beer.

the oAkroom
17 drake 300 6313

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uPCOMING TOuRS & EVENTS


95BFM XMAS PARTY
fri 07 dec Cassette Nine, Auckland

CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT

ACTION BRONSON (US)


thu 10 Jan Galatos, Auckland

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

DEEP PURPLE & JOURNEY


sun 24 feb Vector Arena, Auckland

HEATH FRANKLIN IN CHOPPERS (S)HITLIST (AU)


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

ALABAMA SHAKES (US) ALAN DAVIES (UK)

tue 15 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

CALVIN HARRIS, MAJOR LAZER & BASSNECTAR

DELANEY DAVIDSON & MARLON WILLIAMS

fri 30 nov ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

fri 30 nov Mighty Mighty, Wellington sat 01 dec Mighty Mighty, Wellington sun 02 dec Aratoi Museum, Masterton

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

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


tue 05 mar The Powerstation, Auckland

sat 15 dec Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

HOLLYWOODFUN DOWNSTAIRS

DIRTY PROJECTORS (US) CAT POWER (US)

ALESTORM (UK)

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

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

thu 24 Jan The Kings Arms, Auckland

HOMEGROWN 2013 JORDIE LANE (AU)

sat 02 mar Waterfront, Wellington

AMANDA PALMER (US)

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

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

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (US)


mon 14 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

BAND OF HORSES (US)

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

BARRY GIBB & CAROLE KING BLEEDERS


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

sat 23 feb Mission Estate, Hawkes Bay

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 & Caf, 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

CLASSIC HITS WINERY TOUR 2013

wed 05 dec Wine Cellar, Auckland thu 06 dec Plato, Dunedin fri 07 dec Norwester Cafe, Amberley sat 08 dec The Freehouse, Nelson sun 09 dec San Fran Bath House, Wellington

ED SHEERAN (UK)

KATCHAFIRE & LADI6

fri 08 mar TSB Bank Arena, Wellington sat 09 mar Vector Arena, Auckland

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS (UK) EXODUS


sat 31 dec Te Tumu Kaituna Reserve, Papamoa Beach

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

sat 19 Jan Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

KENDRICK LAMAR (US)


wed 12 dec The Powerstation, Auckland

LAGWAGON (US)

FRED WESLEY (US)

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

thu 21 mar The Powerstation, Auckland

LA DE DA FESTIVAL 2012

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR (CA) GREG JOHNSON

sun 30 dec - mon 31 dec Daisybank Farm, Martinborough

CLIFF RICHARD (UK)

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Big pink hair, Barbie doll eyes crossed with harajuku-inspired style, and a whole lot of ghetto booty when nicki Minaj exploded onto our screens and airwaves with her debut hit Super Bass, it was difficult to know what to make of her. Born in Saint James, a town located in the republic of Trinidad and Tobago, nicki initially drew comparisons to r&B singer rihanna (who she would go on to perform with), Lil kim (who shed later get into a feud with) and even pop stars Britney Spears and Christina aguilera. But as she proved and continues to prove the rapper is indefinable. and thats what has potentially made her one of the most successful female performers. her worldwide album sales of her debut Pink Friday achieved her platinum status just a month after release and has seen her performing with the likes of alicia keys, David guetta, Justin Bieber and Madonna to name a few. But the rise to fame has been anything but an overnight success or an easy road. nicki struggled with a tough family life, relocating to Queens, new York at just five years old with her mother to escape the hands of her father. [My father] drank a lot and did drugs, and he would get violent when he did, she said in an interview. When he set fire to the house, he was attempting to kill my mother. She got out before it burned all the way down. ive always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind because i wanted my mother to be stronger and she couldnt be. i thought, if im successful, i can change her life. initially pursuing an acting career, nicki worked administration and customer service work to make ends meet, but she was often dismissed from her job for a bad attitude. That whole time was so horrible, nicki was reported saying in an interview with pop Crush. it was like fucking torture. at the end of the day, after working at whatever job i hated, i would get all dressed up and go out with the hope of getting a record deal. at night, i was an artist, but during the day i was a slave. She released two mixtapes, Playtime Is Over in 2007 and Suka Free in 2008 to no commercial success, but it certainly got her some attention, winning the Female artist of the Year award at the 2008 Underground

Music awards. it wasnt until Super Bass in 2011 the fifth single off Pink Friday which made nicki a household name. hit after hit continued to be released from the debut, including, Fly which saw her teaming up with rihanna, girls Fall Like Dominos, Moment 4 Life, and Check it Out with Will.i.am. never content, nicki took the sudden rise to fame and ran with it, saying ive already given my fans so much, but the expectation is to go higher and higher. and when ive done that, im expected to go a little bit higher. ive always wanted fame. But when i achieved fame, i started realising that it wasnt as important as being great at what you do or being critically acclaimed. nickis sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded released in april this year is home to the multi-platinum mega-smash Starship and the equally infectious club-banger pound The alarm. Off stage, nicki is as wild as her on-stage persona. never one to keep her mouth shut, shes playful about her financial success saying, i could definitely buy a car off one of my guest appearances. and im not talking about a hyundai on how much she charges for a cameo appearance on an artists songs. Shes not one to hold back either, attracting controversy and a supposed war of the rappers with Lil kim over stealing her style. Every time you in the news, its cause you gettin at somebody! Wheres your music? put your music out, and when i see your name on Billboard, thats when ill respond to you. Other than that, goodbye. its Barbie, bitch, she said in an interview with US radio station hot 97 in response to Lil kims claims. Labeled as one of the most influential female rapper of all time, nicki certainly has a leg to stand on when it comes to speaking her mind, and no doubt we will get to hear more of her mind whatever is going on behind that elaborately coiffed hair this weekend.

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TV LOVERS, CAST YOuR EYE OVER THE LASTEST LiNE-uP. in ThE WakE of The X Factor NZ announcement and MediaWorks planning their big 2013, TVnZ has released an extensive list of new (and returning) programmes in current affairs, dramas, comedies and more. as well as some highly-anticipated shows from the States and Uk, local content is also getting a big boost. Firstly, current affairs. as we already know, petra Bagust is on the way out, as is ol Mark walrus Sainsbury. Breakfast is said to be getting a refreshed line-up of presenters (does that mean rawdon Christie is also leaving?) and Sunday, Fair Go and 20/20 will be back for more in-depth analysis of current events. TV One is getting a healthy dose of Entourages Jeremy piven in the new 10-part period drama Mr Selfridge, which chronicling the story of american entrepreneur, harry gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant founder of Selfridges department store. now American Horror Story has wrapped up on our screens, leading lady Connie Britton is back in nashville, the story of a fading country music superstar is forced to team up with a teen sensation (hayden panettiere) or face the loss of her tour and promotion of her latest records. Viewers will also welcome the return of Call The Midwife, Mrs Browns Boys, Person Of Interest and Miranda. On a more serious note, documentary lovers can get their fill with natures voice Sir David attenborough as he continues his extraordinary exploration of the globe, narrating the spectacular new series, Africa. and to round out their hot hits, golden globe-winner kevin Bacon stars in Ones terrifying new thriller The Following. The new series follows an FBi agent who finds himself in the middle of a network of serial killers, when a diabolical serial killer uses special technology to create them. Over on TV2, superheros are still the name of the game with Arrow. reinventing the DC comics and the character The green arrow, a vigilante out to right the wrongs of his family. Desire is a common theme in the chilling new drama 666 Park Avenue and Mistresses, focusing on a group of four girlfriends that could give the Sex and the City gals a run for their money with sex talk. and the usual suspects Revenge, Once Upon A Time, My Kitchen Rules and Greys Anatomy are back in the primetime spot to fulfill your need for drama and emotional soap situations. There is also a whole lot of homegrown entertainment, with a few familiar faces and titles, not to mention a few new ones too. new to One, comedy/drama Agent Anna stars robyn Malcolm as embattled solo mum down on her luck and turning to the world of real estate to reverse her fortunes. TV2 is bringing go girls back for a fifth season, and of course it goes without saying there are all-new episodes of Shortland Street, now in its 21st year and still the number one show in the 7pm weeknight timeslot. reality shows are as popular as ever with MasterChef New Zealand and New Zealands Got Talent once again be looking for the best of the best in food and entertainment. Showtime is a warts-and-all look at the world of suburban theatre groups; Meet The Frockers combines the humour and hysterics of a brides search for the perfect wedding dress; Women In Blue follows the lives of seven female police officers working on the streets and from the makers of South and Intrepid Journeys comes Beyond the Bombays, a series which celebrates the beauty of the new Zealand landscape and the characters who dwell in it. Finally, over on TV2, Mitre Ten Dream Home is taking a turn for the emotional, setting up a home in Christchurch, rebuilding the hopes and dreams of local families. While TVnZ is announcing new and returning shows, producers have also announced a development in the technology field this side of Christmas TVnZ will launch a video on demand app for Samsung Smart TVs, and from February next year will expand online content to gaming consoles, ipods, ipads, iphones and other mobile devices. WRiTTEN BY LAuRA WEASER

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A ONEOFF REuNiON SHOW TuRNED iNTO AN EXTENDED TOuR FOR THE AuCKLAND ROCK BAND. in 2006, aUCkLanDS Bleeders won two new Zealand Music awards Best Breakthrough artist and Best rock album. Their debut year saw them release A Bleeding Heart Ep that quickly became considered a hardcore punk classic. This was followed by a record deal in 2004 and then, in 2006, they released their debut album, Sweet As Sin, which made it to number two in the charts. Their local success (constantly sold out shows all across new Zealand, which led to the greatest reward of all: a record deal with Universal Music) saw them move onto the greater things. These greater things were a broadening of their horizons, which included touring alongside greats such as alexisonfire, avenged Sevenfold, australian band gyroscope and even a bout in the Uk where they supported the Misfits. it wasnt all roses however, and after the band moved to Canada they split up towards the end of 2009. Frontman angelo Munro says, When we moved to Canada we didnt know we were going to break up. When we did we thought thats it. They even employed Ted Jensen from Sterling Sound in new York to mix the album, after having Clint Murphy behind the helm for production and recording of Sweet As Sin in at aucklands York Street Studios. This turned out to be a show that the band werent going to follow a formula and instead, the supercharged album possessed the brutal vitality that existed on their first Ep A Bleeding Heart. all in all, the journey lasted six years. and after three years apart, which saw the members play in other bands such as Canadas Black Lungs, and new Zealands very own Cobra khan and Leeches, Bleeders are back for a reunion tour that will feature a set of the punk rock legends finest songs. The first show on the tour is new plymouths art & Tattoo Festival, the organiser is friend of Munros and the reunion was, in part, his idea. as the story goes he said to Munro, if you play a reunion show, it should be here. The band were all interested and from their Munro and the band decided to turn it into a tour with shows now in Wellington and auckland. Since the bands break up, Munro says they came back to new Zealand in drips and drabs and that their drummer is currently living in Melbourne, which means there may not be another album on the horizon, i dont see it happening[but] its not off the cards, this [tour] could spark something. The time apart hasnt weakened the band and Munro says they have a lot of songs to start playing again in a short time and that each member of the band has improved over the years. Weve all got better, im a better vocalist. When were together we were playing all the time and so we were tight. its a tour thats been billed as giving new Zealand fans the goodbye they deserve. WRiTTEN BY SEBASTiAN MACKAY
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What are you working on right now? at the moment im not really working on anything. im writings songs all the time anyways, so i really dont worry too much about coming up with new material. it always just kind of happens. Just got a band together, so i guess im working on preparing for live shows, which is really exciting. Who was an inspiration or idol to you growing up? growing up my dad has always been my idol and my biggest inspiration. i have always wanted to be like him and do all the things that he did thats actually why i started playing guitar, because he did. When you were a kid, what was your dream job? ive always thought it would be really cool to be a professional Scuba diver and just dive heaps of different places. hopefully one day i will end up getting to do that! Whats your favourite venue in the country? at this point, i actually havent really played at too many venues, im still pretty new to the music world, but i think a venue i would really love to play at would be Mangawhai Tavern, great place. Where was the last place you went out for dinner? Literally just went to Stingray Mats, which is a fish & chip shop in Mangawhai heads. Wheres the best place to get Eggs Benedict? at home! Dad does a great job. What has been the best show youve attended this year? Definitely roger Waters The Wall. Is tall poppy syndrome a thing? i think it is something that does occur quite a bit in new Zealand, but my family and friends are all pretty hippie, so i think they prefer being positive rather than negative, which works well for me. Whats your guilty pleasure? i not only know the jump jam moves to keep On Movin by Five, but enjoy performing them at parties.

The biggest success youve had is i think having my first single certified as gold was pretty awesome, but im also just stoked to have recorded an album at 19. Is tall poppy syndrome a thing? i think it is something that does occur quite a bit in new Zealand, but my family and friends are all pretty hippie, so i think they prefer being positive rather than negative, which works well for me. What do you most respect about your friends? Theyre all very secure about who they are, which i think is awesome and a really great way to be. They wont change for anyone and i think ive learnt a lot from them in that respect. im definitely glad to have people like that in my life. A usual Saturday night for you is i try to be at the beach in the weekends, so usual Saturday nights are actually spent with the family or with mates making bonfires at the beach and fun stuff like that. A usual Wednesday night for you is Most likely homework. Uni life! One piece of advice youve never forgotten respect only the opinions of those you respect. The biggest mistake youve made is getting my drivers license. Shouldve never have done it, im a terrible driver. New Zealand audiences are pretty supportive id have to say. So far ive had some really great audiences. not the loudest of people, but very keen to encourage kiwi music. Name five things surrounding you right now. Surfboard, couch, bean bag, Mums old classical guitar and my wetsuit.
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