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J.J. Abrams is jumping from one franchise to another. The Star Trek Into Darkness director is set to take the reigns for the next Star Wars film. “As a kid I was always a fan of special effects. Watching movies I was constantly trying to figure out how they did it, whatever the effect was. Star Wars was the first movie that blew my mind in that way; it didn’t matter how they did any of it because it was all so overwhelmingly and entirely great. It was funny and romantic and scary and compelling and the visual effects just served the characters and story. It galvanized for me; not for what was exciting about how movies were made, but rather for what movies were capable of,” Abrams told EW back in November.

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90’s pop rock legends, The Presidents of the United States of America are coming to town. The band from Seattle is set to play their self-titled debut album in its entirety. Remember those songs ‘ Lump’, ‘Peaches’ and ‘Dune Buggy’? You will hear them all. Oh the 90’s!
SEE THEM LIVE: THE PRESIDENTS OF THE USA MON 18 MAR STUDIO, AUCKLAND

It has been revealed that Psy’s insanely annoying hit ‘Gangnam Style’ video has generated over $8 million in ad revenues via YouTube. The clip has broken YouTube records with the most ‘likes’ and the most watched video after going viral in 2012. The copyright owner of videos uploaded to YouTube gets 50 per cent of all revenue made through advertisements, which means that ‘Gangnam Style’ will have earned around $4 million.

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Karl Hyde of british indie / electronica band Underworld has given a sneak peak into his first solo project. The nine-track album “Edgeland” was inspired by the ‘hidden corners’ of the city he told NME. “The beauty of decay, tyre marks, crude graffiti, industrial noise, overheard conversations, epidemics of coffee bars and nights on the back seat being driven through cities by drivers who never sleep. A celebration of people’s idiosyncrasies, mapping out my journeys with the stories they tell, edgelands where city meets scrub, where ragged ponies grazed annexed fields and the air smells chemical.” The first single “Cut Clouds” is out now. “Edgeland” is due April 2013.

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Look out Depeche Mode fans as the Essex band are back with brand new album “Delta Machine”. The group’s Martin Gore said, “Writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It’s just got something magical about it.”

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Lance Armstrong may not be the toast of the sporting world with his admittance of taking performance enhancing drugs but that hasn’t dulled interest from reality TV show “Dancing With The Stars”. Sources say the reality hit offered the former professional cyclist a spot on the upcoming spring edition of the veteran reality series. Armstrong’s spokesperson said “Lance has been offered the show each and every year since its inception. Although flattered he has passed on their generous offers.” The news comes off the back of Lindsay Lohan declining a US $550,000 offer to appear this year.

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The biggest event in Americas sporting calendar NFL’s Superbowl takes place on February 3 (February 4 NZ Time) and apart from whether Beyonce will lip sync again, the hottest off field action comes courtesy of advertisers biggest players. Volkswagen, Coke, Mercedes Benz, Doritas, Hyundai, amongst many others have bought up ad space. Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser’s parent company, has bought 4.5 minutes of Super Bowl advertising space which includes the first commercial of the game. If you get your calculator out that’s about US $34 million in advertising in one day. You can view some of the Superbowl ads on youtube now.

Performances at the 2013 Grammy Awards ceremony have been announced. Sir Elton John and Ed Sheeran will perform together at the awards in LA next month. As well as Elton and Ed teaming up, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley will be doing the same on the big night. Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jack White and The Black Keys have also confirmed they’ll be performing at the Grammy ceremony, which will be hosted by rapper/actor LL Cool J.

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Maybe it’s because by February the weather has come right in Wellington, but in general, Wellingtonians are pretty good at celebrating Waitangi Day. They don’t just treat it as a day off, they actually get out there and celebrate it, usually at events that are held around the region. This year residents of the Capital are in for a big gig treat, Ladi6 will be performing on Wellington’s Waterfront for free. Event organiser Rebecca Hardie says they are pleased to get such a big drawcard act. “We expect people from the Hutt, from Porirua, from all over the Wellington region. We wanted someone who was well known, particularly with younger audiences, so they would come down and make a conscious effort to be part of Waitangi Day.” Ladi6 performs at 4.45pm as part of an all day celebration of Waitangi Day put on by Wellington City Council. It all kicks off at 10am at the Atea (front) of the Wharewaka building on Wellington’s Waterfront. “There’ll be plenty of activities for the kids in the morning – storytelling, they can make a waka from harakeke and get some tats, well, airbrushed tattoos.” Then around noon waka will paddle out into the harbour where they’ll do a salute to public at the Wharewaka to start the formal proceedings. It’ll be pretty spectacular to watch.” Although Ladi6 is the major musical drawcard of the day, there’s plenty of entertainment throughout the afternoon, including three kapa haka groups, an aboriginal choir and The DCM Ukelele crew. These guys are part of the city’s homelessness strategy and they play ukuleles. They’re going to literally sing for their supper. “There are about 10 players in the group and this will be the second time they’ve performed in public. For performing we’re going to give them a bit of kai for their lunch.”

Wellington singer song-writer, Toni Huata takes the stage at around 3pm. She’ll be playing songs from her fourth album, Hupukia, which debuted on the charts at number seven when it was released last year. Then local reggae act Tomorrow People will be warming up the crowd with a taste of their original reggae riffs. The band have gained quite a following, especially online, since the release of their debut album One. Ladi6 is the big act of the day, starting around 4.30pm but it doesn’t finish there. After her performance learn to salsa with Salsa at Sunset or bring a cushion to Waitangi Park for the public screening of Taika Waititi’s award-winning film Boy (M), at 8.30pm. “Lots of New Zealanders love it, they can relate to it, everyone quotes it and Taika Waititi is a born and bred Wellingtonian. So we’re thrilled to be playing his slice of kiwiana to end the city’s celebration of our national day.”

Favourite drink? Chinese Pu’er tea. Favourite restaurant/café? Any Chinese cuisine, such as sasami (a Japanese cuisine in Shanghai). Favourite colour? Blue. Favourite classic film? Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption. Favourite childhood memory? School spring outing. Favourite party food? Truffle chocolate. Favourite vice? I’m not adventurous enough Favourite song? ‘Smile’ by Charlie Chaplin. Favourite meal? Any meal cooked by family member. Favourite album? Keith Jarrett, Rio. Favourite venue? The Bund. Favourite lyric? Every poem from the Chinese classic novel A Dream of Red Mansions by Chinese poet Bei Dao. Favourite candy bar? I don’t like candy. Favourite current TV show? 60 Minutes, The Discovery Channel.
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Luminate is an earth-friendly festival of music, dance, arts and culture set in Golden Bay, Nelson. The event has a strong focus on environmental sustainability and intentional community. The event connects the ancient traditions with the present, and invites us to activate earth-friendly, co-creative communities.

Possibly the biggest Winery Tour line-up to date, this staple summer show has become an iconic event since its inception seven years ago. This year’s headline act is Fat Freddy’s Drop, joined by the sensational Anika (Moa), Boh (Runga) & Hollie (Smith) collaboration, and to top it off is The Adults, featuring Jon Toogood, Julia Deans and Shayne Carter.

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CBS CANTERBURY ARENA
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PUPPIES
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The Sir returns to celebrate his 54th anniversary in the biz. He’s one of the greatest hit-makers of a generation, has global sales beyond 250 million, a never-ending performance schedule and an incredible career. He’ll be coming to enjoy a southern summer holiday in our part of the world.

Performing and recording under the moniker The Microphones (1997-2002) and as Mount Eerie from 2003 onwards, Olympia’s Phil Elverum needs no introduction. He’ll be playing tracks dating back before ME’s development, as well as songs from his recent release Ocean Roar, the second of two albums to be released by Phil under the ME name.

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THE STUDIO
8Pm, $42, TICKETmASTEr.CO.NZ

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LINDEN ESTATE WINERY, NAPIER
3Pm, $40-80, ITICKET.CO.NZ

As the name suggests, US producer/DJ Pretty Lights aka Derek Smith plays awesome electronic to just that: pretty lights. His current show is using an “organic method”, whereby videos captured from around the world play and morph to the sounds of his beats. Pretty cool.

As the first-ever outdoor concert at Linden Estate Winery, it seems only fitting to fill the line-up with well-known icons and classic Kiwi performers. The stellar concert features Tiki “Fuck Da Police” Taane, Concord Dawn, Thomas Oliver (The Thomas Oliver Band) Ninja Monkeys, Hidden Agenda and more.

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THE KINGS ARMS
8Pm, $ 45, UNDErTHErADAr.CO.NZ

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ROTORUA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM
5Pm, $40-250, TICKETmASTEr.CO.NZ FRI 01 FEB - SAT 02 FEB

The name is, well, a little on the suggestive side, but it’s really about sharing the love – Rasta styles. This year the iconic Lauryn Hill is headlining the two-day festival. She first took the stage in 2010 and is back for round two. The Grammy award-winner is joined by international acts and local names.

Straight from the USA, the poignant punks celebrated their 20th birthday in 2009, and they continue to be as scintillating on stage as they were through the ‘90s and into the ‘00s. Their new album, Comet, is their ninth effort since the late ‘80s, which is a tribute to their staying power. Go hard.

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Flip, real name Clare, Grater is back from France to celebrate the Kiwi summer. The Christchurch singersongwriter is touring through some of her favourite local spots, taking her indie-folk sound to new places as well as familiar ones, debuting hot tracks from her fourth album (out this year).

We’ve all seen those horrendous Daily Mail pics of Ali’s belly. Now, the ageing ska hipster is out to redeem himself after his latest stint on New Zealand’s Got Talent. He’ll be out to prove that he, in fact, has some talent of his own. He’s joined by special guests Toots and the Maytals.

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No-one knows how to throw a party like the Brazilians. All the rhythm and thrills of a Rio street party inside the funky atmosphere of Juice Bar. This stunning showcase of Latin dance and music has it all – the energy, the seductive sounds of samba, the exquisitely flamboyant costumes.

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With more hit singles than The Beatles (in the 60s), The Hollies shaped the world of pop music as we know it today. Along with The Rolling Stones and The Searchers, they are one of the few British pop groups of the early 1960s that have never officially broken up and that continue to record and perform.

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Q THEATRE
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The devilishly handsome, multi-instrumentalist Andrew Keoghan is returning from a recent Europe and North American tour – so what’s the first thing he wants to do? Play for his Kiwi fans. Andrew will preview a selection of new songs, as well as material from his 2011 debut.

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THE LIBRARY
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Ben Harper’s latest album, Get Up!, is a collaboration with blues stalwart / harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite. The 10 songs on this record inhabit the common ground found between the two – more soulful than Musselwhite and more stripped back than Harper’s regular fare. The overall sound is very throwback. ‘I’m In I’m Out and I’m Gone’, heavy on honky tonk groove, or ‘Blood Side Up’ could have been the product of Muddy Waters or Stevie Ray Vaughan. Everything smacks of authenticity. Slower numbers such as ‘I Ride At Dawn’ take strong cues from the classic Louisiana swamp sound. The album might come across as a

vanity project for Harper, but with his talents at work that is not a bad thing. Modern blues is so hit-and-miss that you should appreciate every sure thing that comes your way and Get Up! hits all the right notes.
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Get cosy among the rustic environment of The Library and enjoy the beats of Myele Manzanza, a drummer and producer whose music seamlessly glides through the genres of jazz, hip-hop, r ‘n’ b, electronica, broken-beat soul and several world music styles. The Congolese/New Zealand performer is considered to be one of New Zealand’s top drumming talents.

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A$AP Rocky’s debut album Long. Live.A$AP grabs you from the very beginning. His voice is unique and engaging. Switching between energetic direct rap and a deeper distorted chorus hook, A$AP Rocky establishes a signature sound from the start. While this is super effective, tracks featuring other artists help break up the stylised album. I was surprised to find myself actually enjoying ‘Wild for the Night’ which features and is produced by Skrillex. ‘I Come Apart’, featuring Florence Welch, is easily my favourite track. The softness of her voice compliments A$AP Rocky’s tougher, more hard-hitting sound. This track closes the album perfectly. It is clear

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where A$AP Rocky’s ideas were born, in particular the track ‘Pain’ sounds like it could be straight off Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3. While A$AP Rocky’s influences are easily recognisable, the album is very good and should see him well established in the modern rap scene.
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Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… A chicken white wine risotto that my sister taught me before I tottered off to my first dinner date. The best TV show around at the moment is… Downton Abbey. Over Christmas it managed to drastically alter our family’s linguistic behaviour. Mama and Papa were Downton’s staunchest advocates, insisting we sneak in two episodes before breakfast on Boxing Day. The best place for a date night is… Lying on a beach watching the stars eating chocolate. It needs work. You’d get arrested if the police knew that you… Still haven’t seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail in its entirety. People say you look like… Marty McFly’s Dad and a young, much younger Liam Neeson. Five celebs on your f**klist? Whoever’s not on location filming from the cast of Downton Abbey. Kittens or puppies? Kittens. Any further talk/geotagging of cute dogs and friends will think I have an unhealthy appetite for their affections.
SEE HIM LIVE: ANDrEW KEOGHAN W/ TINY rUINS TUE 05 FEB Q THEATrE, AUCKLAND

Dame Lynley’s work has become synonymous with childhood reading, with Hairy Maclary the dog we all wanted when we were younger. See early sketches, the evolution of the characters, and original workings by the woman herself in this one-of-a-kind display. For the child within us all.

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INVERCARGILL CBD
DIffErENT TImES THU 31 JAN - SUN 03 FEB

Isn’t it too cold to busk in Southland? I kid, I kid. The festival, now in its fourth year, features an outstanding line-up of unusual talents. Forget classic pursuits – this is all about dazzling and entertaining for your dollar. Careful where you walk, they will accost you where they can! But it will be worth the surprise.

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? James Jamerson and Uriel Jones in the rhythm section, with Nina Simone at the piano fighting James Brown for the microphone. What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? Step up to the Plate. Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? Playing semi-social-serious cricket with a fine troop of like-minded enthusiasts. What happens when you mix CocaCola with Pepsi? You get a very, very gummy Santa visit next Christmas. Your fantasy spirit animal is… Tiger with an owl head. A towl.

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the PaCiFiC ShOWCaSe
THE CLOUD
8Am - 5Pm SATURDAYS - 02, 09 &16 FEB, 02 & 09 MAR

The Pacific Showcase will be bringing to the Auckland public and city’s visitors (both national and international) a fusion of regional pacific food, artisan products, design, art, live performance and quality produce. After the successful inaugural show last year, which attracted 38,000 people over three days, this year’s festival is bigger and better.

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FOUNDERS THEATRE
8Pm, $60, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

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THE GASWORKS
8Pm, $15, EvENTfINDEr.CO.NZ

As the title suggest, Liberal Laugh is a satirical poke at all things political. It’s the first of its kind, and features acts including James Nokise (Pulp Comedy, TV2 Comedy Gala), Raybon Kan (Pulp Comedy, TV2 Comedy Gala), Cohen Holloway (Boy, Pulp Comedy), and many more. You’ll be laughing liberally, and hopefully politically incorrectly, at this rant/comedy show.

Famous as Jonathan Creek and Stephen Fry’s punching bag (in a nice way) on QI, Alan Davies’ Life Is Pain show is heading our way. His combination of dry, English humour and observational quips are bound to be a hit with Kiwis. Having come out the other side of heartbreak, the comedian certainly has an interesting and entertaining way of looking at things.

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Best in Show is just that – a showcase of graduate students’ work from Objectspace, concentrating on the outstanding creations in the fields of Applied Arts and Design. Now in its ninth year, Best in Show 2013 houses 21 students’ designs in the fields of fashion, graphic design, textiles and ceramics to name a few.

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The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow’s latest army tale focuses on the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden, ending with the capture and assassination of the terrorist. Highly controversial for its protorture stance (apparently) and incredibly thrilling.

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It’s been less than a decade since the Boxing Day tsunami that took more than 230,000 lives in South East Asia. Reliving it at the movies seems, initially, tasteless. How could a piece of entertainment possibly do justice to such a horrific event? But The Impossible rises to the occasion in what must be the most powerful, harrowing and moving disaster film ever made. Zeroing in on one family’s true-life horror, it spares the audience little of their grisly despair, to the point where viewers will find themselves on the verge of trauma as the war-like aftermath unfolds. Not many films have the ability to shock these days but perhaps because Kiwis are no more impervious to natural disasters than anyone else, The Impossible strikes a nerve. Much of this is down to the impressive production: coastal Thai villages are wiped out, (miniatures were destroyed, not that you’d realise it), aerial shots show the mass devastation, and underwater footage recreates the turmoil of bodies colliding with debris. It is also largely to

The hapless Miranda (comedienne Miranda Hart) continues her quest to fit in and lead a ‘normal’ life in the new season of the hopelessly farcical comedy. Big changes are in store for our heroine as Miranda’s mother forces her to go on a detox. How long can Miranda last on a diet?

the credit of Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage), and scriptwriters Sergio G Sanchez and Maria Belon, whose raw, nonsentimental handling of the story leaves the emoting to the music. They communicate a sense of both the epic scale of the disaster and intimacy during the characters’ isolated moments. Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland, along with youngsters Samuel Joslin and Oaklee Pendergast, play the family on which the story is based and are all masterfully genuine in their anguish. It’s often so horrific it’s almost impossible to watch, and you may find yourself wondering why you are. But Bayona also lends it a sense of grace, making the film, in equal measure, upsetting and uplifting, hellish and heartwarming. Its effects will linger long after you leave the theatre.
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TV ONE, 12.30PM

The biggest sporting event – popular not for the sport, but the costumes, drunken antics and celebrity guest appearances in the stands – is back once again. The sold-out stadium is sure to be action packed over the two days. Check it out for all the wild get-ups, chaos, oh and a bit of sport on the side.

SuN 03 FEB
the SimPSOnS
TV3, 7.30PM

MoN 04 FEB
the ameRiCanS
TV3, 9.30PM

The icon US cartoon returns for its 24th season with all-new episodes. The famous family has had their ups and downs, wild rides and extreme cross-country adventures. And of course, Homer J Simpson has been in more trouble than ever with his sheer blissful ignorance. So what’s in store this season?

The Americans follows two undercover KGB spies posing as a married couple in Washington, DC during the Cold War of the 1980s. Tensions heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor – an FBI agent, who is part of a new division dedicated to taking down foreign agents. A gripping watch with a dash of history.

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Often described as the funniest show on British television, Buzzcocks is a comedy pop music quiz with an emphasis on the comedy rather than the correct answers! Two teams, headed up by regular captains, comedian Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding, battle it out to determine who has the best music knowledge.

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Based on the idea of Utopia, or a perfect place, this would be the ideal place if you were after something a little bit different and with lashings of creative flair. The café has a real renaissance feel from the ceiling to the floors, and adds richness to your dining experience.

mRS ClaRk’S
108 PALMERSTON ST
rIvErTON

mORRiSOn St CaFÉ
244 HARDY ST
NELSON

Judged the 2012-2013 New Zealand Best Café by Café Magazine, Mrs Clark’s is an award-winning eatery with a lot of heart. Named after its owner more than a century ago, it’s run by the lovely Cazna Gilder and her husband, and in true Southern style.

DAYTIME

DATE NIGHT CASUAL DINING CHEAP AND CHEERFUL TAKEAWAY SHARE

Their slogan is “all the good things in life” and by their own definition it means good food, with a strong focus on healthy and delicious ingredients, tailored to suit any allergy or sensitivity. With a comprehensive menu for breakfast, brunch, lunch or an afternoon coffee, Morrison Street epitomizes Nelson culture in the best way it can. The clever cooks at Morrison Street have also put together a comprehensive recipe book online, with dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options. Stay up to date with their monthly newsletter and learn more about the rich history of the café online and in store by chatting to one of the friendly staff.

ViBE KEY

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

MOOCHOWCHOW

DE POST ATICO COCINA
Victoria Park Market 19 Drake St Freemans Bay (09) 354-4030 Inspired Caribbean Food and Cocktails in the Old Stables & Roof Terrace of the Vic Park Market.

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.

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

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.

VERONA

PINXTOS

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

THE WINDSOR CASTLE

LIBERTINE

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

ORVIETO CAFE

BIG J’S

935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

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.

1 Melton Road - Mt Wellington (09) 5790340 Gourmet Burgers is Jason’s speciality take home heat and eat meals, plus huge range of cabinet food, everything cooked to serve.

MALT BAR

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

SALE ST

QUAY STREET CAFE

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

BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

MEXICO

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

23 Britomart Place (09) 366-1759 The Strand Takapuna (09) 280-1487 Vibrant Mexican street food served with margaritas, tequila and beer. Arrive early for a table.

SALS PIzzA

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.

277 Broadway, Newmarket (09) 524 7257 Legendary pizza maker’s secret family recipe and are proud to serve you AUTHENTIC NY Pizza.

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Wed 30
Jeff The BroTherhood
8PM, Bodega, $20

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7PM, Capital Vineyard Church, $18

SaT 02
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Sun 03
The BoPTeT
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BAilTerSPAce
8PM, San Francisco Bath House, $32

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Mon 04
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10.30PM, Mighty Mighty, $10

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9PM, Meow

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Myele MAnzAnzA Trio @ liBrAry BAr wiTh MileS crAyford + ScoTT MAynArd
10PM, The Library

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8PM, Puppies, $20

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Wed 30
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fASTer PuSSycAT Kill Kill And SixTyniner
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dr SAnchez flAShBAcK
6PM, Astro Lounge 8PM, The Irish Pub - Lyttelton

diAMond hArBour PreSenTS - dAnny wilSon & John BeVAn
1PM, Godley House Cafe

eddie SiMon

Casino - Valley Bar

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4PM, No 4

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Thu 31
dJ Tido
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8PM, Casino - Diamond Bar

lincoln driVe

10PM, The Bedrock Bar

Mon 4
nuTTin TriViAl - Quiz nighT
6.30PM, Pierside Cafe

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5PM, Astro Lounge

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MihirAngi - SoMeBody ShAKe The Tree, AlBuM Tour
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don BurnhAM And The fern frond Boogie BoyS herA & Jed

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Tue 05
BeAch BreAKS wiTh dJdMAnd
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The crySTAl SeT
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dhuJA Mix & dJ A-hoy
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longBoSS

7PM, Commons

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douBle duTch

5PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

loVe Brunch

2PM, Britomart Country Club

conch recordS

funKee MonKee fridAyS
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MuSic in PArKS 2013: new zeAlAnd oPerA
6PM, Dingle Dell Reserve

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3PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

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iron lung

9PM, The Winchester, $10

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10PM, 1885, $10

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3PM, Neighbourhood

iSAAc AeSili & dJ ArohA
9.30PM, Neighbourhood

JoSh leyS

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Ink & Coherent

7.30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

JASon Kyle & dJnorMSKi
6PM, Northern SteamShip

The clASSic hiTS winery Tour 2013: fAT freddy’S droP, AniKA Boh & hollie, The AdulTS
6PM, Marina Reserve

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Thu 31
AcouSTic ThurSdAyS wiTh eli
7.30PM, Neighbourhood

JuliAn dyne
6PM, Commons

8PM, The Kings Arms

The greenKeePer
Britomart Country Club

lATin AoTeAroA & lo Key
5.30PM, Britomart Country Club

SAM hill & grAnT MArShAll
9PM, Goldfinch

wArKworTh BrASS BAnd
Leigh Sawmill

AcouSTic ThurSdAyS wiTh wAylon
7.30PM, Nuffield St.

lAurA luSh

SelecTA SAM

6PM, Nuffield St.

8PM, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

dJ JASon Kyle

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

MAThS wiTh TAye williAMS, dAn Aux & SweeT Mix KidS
10PM, 1885, $10

SicK diSco SATurdAy
10PM, Cassette Nine, $10

Mon 04
cluB connoiSSeurSVinyl APPreciATion
6.30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

dJ JuliAn dyne
6.30PM, Everybodys

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MounT eerie (uSA) nATionAl Tour - AucKlAnd
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The clASSic hiTS winery Tour 2013: fAT freddy’S droP, AniKA Boh & hollie, The AdulTS
Ascension Wine Estate

Tue 05
BrAziliAn cArnAVAl
The Juice Bar

9PM, Goldfinch

JAcKAl & lAyzerBeeK
Whammy Bar

ruMBle edge line eP releASe PArTy
Nectar Bar

Sun 03
AcuSTic SundAyS wiTh eli guTTenBiel riQi hArAwirA, huiA hAMon
3PM, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

dJ BenwAh

9PM, Goldfinch

JASon eli

6PM, Commons

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6PM, Libertine

SaT 02
A PonSonBy inSTiTuTion wiTh ArASh
8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

hAPPy dAVeS wiTh dAVe hull

6.30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Ngataringa Park, Devonport

MAnuel Bundy And dee why
6PM, Sale Street

cornerSTone rooTS
10PM, Leigh Sawmill, $20

REGIONaL GIG GuIdE
Wed 30
The eASTern
7.30PM, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, $25

The wAx worKS: T-rice & hudge

Britomart Country Club

dJ SKAMAn
Verona

The nuKeS - ViVA lA uKe
8PM, The Cabana, Napier, $20

Fri 01
BlAcKleAf, idyllic foe, Bury The ordinAry, BAdSTATe
The Rising Sun

dJ Tido

7PM, Everybodys

Fri 01
AnThonie Tonnon And She’S So rAd
8PM, Cabana Bar, Napier, $8

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6PM, Libertine

zillionz SuMMer Tour
9PM, Queens, Dunedin, $10

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6PM, Neighbourhood 9PM, Snapdragon

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8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Thu 31
AnThonie Tonnon And She’S So rAd
8PM, SPace Monster, Whanganui, $8

cornerSTone rooTS
8.30PM, YOT Club, Raglan, $20

exMixKidd & dJ TdK fleSh d-Vice
The Kings Arms

dJ AdAM o & dJ lo
8PM, Snapdragon

luMinATe feSTiVAl
Canaan Downs, Nelson, $225 pre, $250 door

dJ Andy JV & dJ frAnK BooKer
5.30PM, Everybodys 7PM, Goldfinch

gruB-STeP

10PM, Ink & Coherent

erin - ryThM And Soul SuMMer Tour Midge MccleAry
8PM, The Sprig & Fern Tavern, Nelson

dJ flex dJ recloSe dJ T -rice

8.30PM, Redcliff Cafe, Southland

MArA And The BuShKAS To The SeA SeSSionS AoTeAroA Tour
7PM, Whanganui Musicians Club, Whanganui, $10

iSSAc AeSili

9PM, Northern SteamShip

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

KierAn cooPer & fleur JAcK AT wine cellAr
Wine Cellar

The BlueS BuffeT

MihirAngi - SoMeBody ShAKe The Tree AlBuM Tour
8PM, The Secret Garden Cafe, Malborough, $20

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5PM, Rotorua International STadium, Rotorua, $55

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5PM, Neudorf Vineyards, Nelson, $45pre, $50 door

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6PM, The Coffee Club, Mt Maunganui

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SaT 02
AdAM PiggoTT And JAyne freeMAn
9PM, The Blue Duck, Southland

15-17 February 2013
Featuring for the first time in NZ

8.30PM, Le Cafe, Picton, $10 6PM, Chequers Cafe & Wine Bar, Malborough

Jo liTTle & JAred SMiTh nz SuMMer Tour
8PM, Cromwell Brew House Bar & Bistro, Otago

Mon 04
The hollieS
With local developers
8PM, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

u2 And green dAy TriBuTe Show

9PM, Diggers Bar, Hamilton, $10pre, $20 door

SleePing giAnT, SAVing grAce And The eMBer dAyS The MudShArKS

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MONTY’S BAR AND RESTAURANT
12 church ST
QuEENSTOWN

A firm favorite with both locals and tourists Monty’s Bar is a Monteith’s Concept Bar, located seconds away from the edge of Lake Wakatipu, with a sunny courtyard outside and an enormous cosy fire inside for those cool days and nights.

MAJOR TOMS
MT MAungAnui
297 MAuNGANuI ROAD

DING DONG LOUNGE
26 wyndhAM ST

The ulimate Mount Manunganui hipster hot spot with the feel of your grandmother’s lounge, playing every kind of music from indie rock to hip-hop, Major Toms is Mount Life all the way. It even has an arcade game in the corner. It’s fun and funky.

If you haven’t heard of Ding Dong, you are missing out. New York City’s eagerly anticipated Ding Dong Lounge is now open to eager punk and rock fans alike. As one of the Big Apple’s most celebrated punk bars – showcasing a great following of talented artists, writers, actors and musicians – the owners are proud to bring the establishment to New Zealand. Ding Dong Lounge is open 8pm until 4am Wednesday through until Saturday with rock ‘n’ roll DJ’s playing new and classic tunes with the occasional live band and great drink specials. Definitely a great new spot to check out! The bar is located at 26 Wyndham St, and after recently celebrating their opening with a grand party of epic proportions, the nightclub is well and truly ready to bring the house down with an eclectic group of artists. It will be your new favourite venue.

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

AgenTS & MerchAnTS

fATher Ted’S originAl iriSh PuB

1 wellesley St west (09) 377-3142 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.

Brew on QuAy

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

VeronA

grAnd cenTrAl

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

The BriToMArT counTry cluB

169 K’rd (09) 307-0508 Celebrating 20 years on K’Rd. With intimate booths, live music, gourmet food, cocktails & organic tap beer.

The PorTlAnd PuBlic houSe

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

golden dAwn

cnr Ponsonby & richmond rds 376-9929

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

iPAneMA BAr & reSTAurAnT

rAcKeT BAr

2 Ponsonby road Brazilian cuisine and bar mixed with classic & contemporary Brazilian music & culture.

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

305 Queen Street 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.

ShooTer SAloon BAr

330 new north rd Not your ‘typical central bar’ Their no bull policy means what you see is what you get.

rAKinoS- BeATS, BAr, KiTchen Mexico
23 Britomart Place (09) 366-1759 Drink in the eclectic front bar or settle into the cosy dining area to explore the short but compelling menu.

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.

MAlT BAr

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

442 richmond road grey lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths beers and great food.

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, with a celebrated garden bar and very private Velvet Room!

PinxToS

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

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

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.

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.

CENTRaL & kRd CENTRAL & K’RD
ding dong lounge
26 wyndham Street New York’s premier rock and roll bar has come to town.

lA zePPA KiTchen & BAr

reVelry

106 Ponsonby road 376- 8663 19th Century bohemian pallor meets opium den chic

37 drake St (09) 379-8167 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.

doc BAr

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

352 K’rd (09) 365-1800 Tues-Sat

The windSor cASTle

liBerTine

1885 - BriToMArT

grAce BAr

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.

37 drake St (09) 929-2790 This bar and eatery takes its cue from the Americas, but with an Antipodean twist.

103 Victoria St west 300-6352 21st Birthdays, Hen/Stag Parties, Corporate Events, Dance Parties, CD Release Parties, Live Music.

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uPCOMING TOuRS & EVENTS
ALAN DAVIES (UK)
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

CLASSIC HITS WINERY TOUR 2013

GARBAGE (US)

AMANDA PALMER (US)

Sat 28 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland Mon 30 Sep 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 19 feb Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington wed 20 feb Civic Theatre, Auckland

Tue 19 feb Trafalgar Park, Nelson fri 22 feb The Groynes, Christchurch Sat 23 feb Turanga Creek Vineyard, Auckland

GLENN FREY (US)

MOUNT EERIE (US)

fri 08 Mar CBS Arena, Christchurch Sun 10 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR (CA)

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

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

HALF THE SIZE, DOUBLE THE FLAVOUR
Sun 27 Jan Britomart Country Club, Auckland

HOMEGROWN 2013

Sat 02 Mar Waterfront, Wellington

CLIFF RICHARD (UK)
Thu 31 Jan CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch

APO SUMMER MATINEE
Sat 09 feb Government House, Auckland

DEEP PURPLE & JOURNEY
Sun 24 feb Vector Arena, Auckland

MULATU ASTATKE

Sat 16 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

BARRY GIBB & CAROLE KING BLACK SABBATH (UK) B.O.B (US)
Postponed. date TBc Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland Sat 20 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland Mon 22 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE NICKODEMUS & DJ TAMENPI
Sat 16 feb Sawmill Cafe, Leigh

Sat 23 feb Mission Estate, Hawkes Bay

Tue 19 Mar TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Thu 21 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

THE JACKSONS (US)

Tue 26 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

THE NZ INTERNATIONAL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL THE OFFSPRING (US)

BONNIE RAITT (US)

THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION (US) DINOSAUR JR. (US) ED SHEERAN (UK) FLIP GRATER

wed 03 Apr - Sun 07 Apr Christchurch

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

Mon 04 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Tue 05 Mar Bodega, Wellington

wed 27 feb Vector Arena, Auckland

BOUNCING SOULS (US) BRYAN ADAMS (CA) CAMP A LOW HUM CARNAVAL

KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS (UK) LINKIN PARK (US)
Sun 30 Jan - Sun 06 Jan Canaan Downs, Nelson Thu 21 feb Vector Arena, Auckland

Sun 03 feb The Kings Arms, Auckland Mon 04 feb San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Tue 05 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

Thu 04 April The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 06 Apr Bodega, Wellington

PAT BENATAR, AMERICA AND MORE…

Mon 22 Apr Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Tue 23 Apr The Civic, Auckland

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

LUMINATE FESTIVAL MICHAEL KIWANUKA (UK)
Thu 04 Apr Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland fri 05 Apr Old St Pauls, Wellington

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 08 feb - Sun 10 feb Camp Wainui, Wainuiomata

fri 08 feb 1885 Britomart, Auckland

fri 01 feb Matterhorn, Wellington Sat 02 feb The Playhouse, Nelson wed 06 feb Dux De Lux, Christchurch Thu 07 feb Queens, Dunedin fri 08 feb World Bar, Queenstown Sun 10 feb Federal Diner, Wanaka Thu 14 feb The Old Library, Whangarei fri 15 feb Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh Sat 16 feb The Whiskey, Auckland

THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US)
Mon 18 Mar Studio, Auckland

CAT POWER (US)

MOON DUO (US)

PRETTY LIGHTS (US)
Thu 31 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington fri 01 feb Studio, Auckland

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

FRED WESLEY (US) FUN. (US)

fri 01 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 02 Mar Bodega, Wellington

Thu 21 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

MORE FM VINEYARD TOUR

RAGGAMUFFIN 2013

CATLINS RIVER FESTIVAL
fri 29 Mar - Mon 01 Apr River Ridge Retreat, Purakaunui

wed 13 Mar Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

fri 15 feb Mills Reef Winery, Tauranga Sat 16 feb Sileni Estates Winery, Hawkes Bay Sun 17 feb Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough

fri 01 feb - Sat 02 feb Rotorua International Stadium

RICE & BEANS FESTIVAL
Sat 23 feb Silo Park, Auckland

TourS & evenTS

uPCOMING TOuRS & EVENTS
RUSSELL PETERS (CA) SANTANA & STEVE MILLER BAND THE SCRIPT (IR)
wed 13 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL UKELELE ORCHESTRA

Sun 17 Mar AMI Stadium, Christchurch Tue 19 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

fri 12 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland

RINGO STARR AND THE ALL STARRS (UK)
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BRITISH COMEDIAN ALAN DAVIES EXPLAINS WHY LIFE IS PAIN IS THE APT TITLE OF HIS FIRST STANDuP SHOW IN 13 YEARS. Life is pain. It’s a cynical sentiment, a bleak outlook on the world, and as someone who has experienced their fair share, a fitting title for the new stand-up show by British comedian Alan Davies. But in true Davies style, the 46-year-old admits it is very tongue in cheek. “It comes from an anecdote where a six-year-old girl said that to her mother when she was being told off. she looked up at her and said, ‘Life is pain’, and I thought it was so funny. It started out as an idea for material and it ended up being the title of the show.” Known for his iconic role on the murder-mystery tV series Jonathan Creek and regular spot on quiz show Qi, Alan has a long and illustrious career as a regular face on the BBC. But while stand-up comedy was his first love, starting the circuit in 1988, it has been on a hiatus since about 1998 as Alan’s workload increased. Life is pain marks a welcome return to the stage for the star, although it wasn’t without some reservations. “I have found it difficult at first, actually. But I did some Australian shows in 2011 after doing Qi Live with stephen [Fry] and that went really well, I found my feet again. I thought I might have to fall back on my material from the 1990s, but in the end it came together and I ended up taking it to the UK.” Frequently portrayed on Qi as the bumbling idiot – Alan admits it took him three years to realise he was being pegged as “Britain’s favourite dunce in the corner” – he says people might find his stand-up a “bit of an eye opener” if that was the only role they had seen him in. After 10 years as part of the lively panel show, he says it’s been a lot of fun (and looks forward to heading into its 11th year), but returning to stand-up is “nice to go out there on my own”. Finding material for his new show has been relatively straight forward – like any comedian taking notes on conversations and anecdotes that make him laugh are essential. It also requires drawing on life experiences and as the title suggests, it’s not without a few honest confessions. Losing his mother at age six to leukemia (she was 38) has been something that has weighted heavily on his mind, with Alan saying, “I think about her every single day”. Now he is in his forties, he admits enough time has gone by that talking openly about her passing seems fitting in his latest show. that said, the light-hearted gent is also talking about a mix of social networking faux pas (something he is guilty of), changing nappies (he has two young children) and the end of the world (always a popular subject). While on his Kiwi tour, fans can expect to catch Alan in nearly every city in the country. they can also catch him at a few cricket matches, cheering from the stands (although unfortunately not for us). On hearing the England team was playing a twenty20 International match in New Zealand, the comedian rearranged his tour dates and added a new one in Whangarei. the somewhat flippant sports fan – it has previously been reported that Alan is a fan of Arsenal FC because his “brother was a spurs fan and he didn’t want to be the same” – he says the same of cricket, admitting it is the “only thing I can get to [on my days off]”. Maybe his life is pain after all. WRITTEN BY LAuRA WEASER
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FAT FREDDY’S DROP TRuMPET PLAYER TOBY LAING PuTS FATHERHOOD ASIDE TO TALK ABOuT HIS OTHER BABY – MAKING MuSIC. stILL OUtWArDLy gLOWINg from the adrenaline rush of becoming a father again, master horn man toby Laing is shrugging off domestic duties to chat about touring down under and a long awaited new Fat Freddy’s Drop album. two and a half weeks ago, the only baby in Laing’s sights was the immanent and hopeful arrival of a little girl, his second child. Now that’s all done, he’s ready to talk about the new tracks. “We’ve been recording at a downtown Kilbirnie studio, gives everything an ‘East-suburban feel’, you know?” he dryly quips. Back in the country after a gruelling European summer festival circuit, Fat Freddy’s have found time to re-establish the roots of their various family and musical trees back in the capital. “Many of the songs were for Based on a True story and Dr Boondigga ‘made’ on the road, but this time we wrote locally. We needed to spend some time all together laying them down. What’s different about the last albums is that we were pretty much all together when we recorded. Not so much recording live, but all there, hearing the live and recorded sounds and feeling those vibes. “It’s called Blackbird and like the previous ones it’ll have a narrative running through it, but you’ll have to wait and see. I’m giving that away!” the first single ‘silver and gold’ definitely has the collective funk of their big live sound, “which is because we still wanted it to feel like a great jam, like ‘Wandering Eye’ or ‘the Nod’, which are more dance orientated”. recently, they brought the house down at the sydney Opera with an animated and illustrated preview of the new album. “Blackbird has actually been in our set for about two years bubbling away, changing and morphing. It sits well with the new stuff,” explains toby. the gig was supplemented by Otis Frizzell, who whipped up a live piece of graffiti art on a 2m-high canvas during the show. Of course, Frizzell has been central to the Freddy’s ‘look’ for years, designing covers and posters. the partnership goes way back to when Mark Williams aka MC slave and Frizzell were performing as a hip hop crew MC OJ and rhythm slave and will re-emerge on the cover of the new album too. this summer, Freddy’s will lead out Anika Moa, Boa runga, Hollie smith and the Adults (Jon toogood, Julia Deans, shayne Carter) on the nationwide Classic Hits Winery tour. “We’re stoked about playing on the upcoming winery tour because our ‘machinery’ is so big now that playing locally is getting difficult,” says toby. “We don’t just want to do a paired down show. We need to have all the equipment and band members and that requires a big support team. that’s one of the reasons why we do the overseas festivals because they work for us.” One of their more interesting recent gigs was in East Poland, where they headlined a 100,000-plus reggae festival featuring many Jamaican roots acts. It took over 40 hours in the bus from the UK to get there, taking turns to drive and navigate. then, after arriving with minutes to spare before showtime, the gig was halted for nearly two hours while the crew and organisers were presented with certificates and tokens of appreciation. “It’s the first time a gig has been delayed for a prize giving for the crew!” he exclaims. And so they should. this summer you’ll get the chance to see them all over the country from Matakana to Blenheim. “We’re even playing at the tui Brewery in Mangatainoka,” toby says. “I wonder what wine will be served? sauvignon Blanc? Chardonnay? Merlot? East Indian Pale grapes.” WRITTEN BY TIM GRuAR
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