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A kaleidoscope of timbres is explored in this dazzling world of sound that is both lyrical and brilliantly rhythmic - a concert that promises to reward the musically curious

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Kings of Leon have confirmed the release of their sixth studio album Mechanical Bull this September. The band has revealed that the follow-up to 2010s Come Around Sundown was recorded with longtime producer Angelo Petraglia in their studio in Nashville. Before the album is released, the band will headline this summers V festival. They will also play shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June and July, staring at Londons O2 Arena.

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Teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber, will return to New Zealand for two shows this November. He announced this to fans on his twitter page last week. We are yet to receive an official press release, but will update you with ticket details as soon as we can.
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As is Auckland tradition the annual Armageddon convention will be held over Labour weekend at the ASB Showgrounds. Announced guests so far include: Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings), Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG-1, Doctor Who & Arrow), Ian McNeice (Doctor Who), Claudia Black (Stargate SG-1) and Kevin Eastman (Co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
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Debbie Harry and her band Blondie have chosen to record a song written by Christchurch musician Matt Barus (of Dukes fame) for their next album. Dukes supported Blondie and the Pretenders on their 2010 New Zealand tour, Barus explains. I pretty much pulled out Parallel Lines and tried to come up with a few songs that might fit that feel. My wife Lauren [LA Mitchell] came up with a killer bridge and off went two songs. Barus isnt sure why that particular song appealed to Harry and jokes that he likes to think he nailed what its like to be in the head of a 60-plus new wave icon.

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Prog-rock band Goblin has been announced to play one show in Auckland this July. It will be the first time the Italian band have played in New Zealand and will be performing their classic soundtrack to Dario Argentos horror film Suspiria as part of this years New Zealand International Film Festival. This is a one-in-a-life-time experience!
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Nine Inch Nails has announced they will release their new full-length album Hesitation Marks on Mon 02 Sep on Polydor Records. The new studio album, which Trent Reznor recorded with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder over the course of the past year, marks the first new music from Nine Inch Nails in five years and is their first release on Polydor Records. Lead single Came Back Haunted appeared online last week to much excitement from fans. Ive been less than honest about what Ive really been up to lately, said Trent Reznor. For the last year Ive been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!

Te Papa is introducing a new event to its Matariki celebrations, a Matariki concert featuring a variety of homegrown acts with well-known artists and newcomers from around Aotearoa. The Matariki concert will include performances from Te Matatini 2013 champions Te Waka Huia, metro-Maori group and You Tube sensation, JGeek and the Geeks, internationally-acclaimed hip hop dance crew ReQuest, and vocalalists Mihirangi, Ria Hall, Te Awanui Reeder, Majic & Robbie, Kirsten Te Rito and Whirimako Black. Celebrations run until the end of June with the New Zealand Post Kaumatua Kapa Haka concert a twoday event of waiata and haka by our most experienced and revered Maori entertainers.

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Late last month Xbox, owned by software giant Microsoft held its unveiling of the Xbox One with the slogan All Your Entertainment, All In One. With the aim to harmonize your games, live TV and films.

You can interact with the Xbox One using voice and hand gestures, so no more remote controls needed with a Kinect motion and sound sensing device that can even sense your heart rate. Some gamers are said to be disappointed about the focus on multimedia capabilities at the conference. The main cause for controversy is said to be the lack of compatibility with Xbox 360 games (which is not surprising). It is also said the Xbox Ones dependence on a daily internet connection to keep games functional, even if playing offline, may be a pain for some gamers. There will be no rentals and cloud storage of games means no more trading or selling games with friends and gaming retailers.
Your house is on fire, what do save? My dog and some beers so I can have a beer while I watch it burn. Favourite 90s TV show? The Simpsons. Dream job as a kid? I always wanted to be a policeman and now here we are all these years later and Ive met so many of them. If you werent a comedian, what would you be? Alone. Very, very alone drinking wine from a brown paper bag. Ultimate festival line-up? I would like to see a comedy festival that mimics Woodstock 2-3 days of the worlds best comedians outdoors with 40,000 people sitting in a field. It wouldnt work but some of the heckles would be awesome. Who would play you in a film? That kid from Boy hes really good. How do you discover new comedians? Good question, but I hardly ever go looking for them. I dont even know when the season is for finding them. But mostly during the comedy festival go and see someone you have never heard of. Worst job youve had? Banana number 2 (B2) during a tour of Bananas in Pajamas. Which joke do you wish you wrote? Chairperson in Council - What should we do with the prostitution bill? Councillor - Pay it.

Playstation 4 was unveiled in February by Sony with the tagline Play. There is no doubt that the focus is on gaming and the handset DUALSHOCK4 with new features including inbuilt motion sensors, touch pad and share button. Playstation will be revealing more at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles this week. At the event Microsoft and Sony will be battling for attention for their next generation consoles. In these changing times the rights of ownership is becoming blurred. Gone of the days when you can buy a game or CD and do with it what you like. In a world with

on-going subscriptions fees, rental costs, constant software updates and cloud storage fees I wonder if people will begin to miss having something to hold in their hands.
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CRAIG TERRIS
MIGHTY MIGHTY
10.30PM, $5, DOOR SALES ONLY

8PM, $65, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

The original, essential line-up of Jaz Coleman, Youth, Geordie and Paul Ferguson play for the first time ever in New Zealand. Alt-heroes of the 80s, with their roots in spiky post-punk, the bands seminal hits encouraged other emerging bands to carry the torch, including Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Foo Fighters, Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein and Tool.

Once a supporting player, having been a drummer for Cassette, Luke Buda, Hell Is Other People and not to mention from a tour of duty as part of Fly My Pretties hes now released his debut album Bleed Your Heart Out to rave reviews. Calling it a labour of love, the album is full of cleverly crafted tunes.

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Prepping for their 2013 album release, see them now before they get too famous! Ghost Wave is haunting your ears and stirring your soul. Ghosty started out in late 2010, struggling to make ends meet after their recording gear was stolen around Christmas.

Lord (not to be confused with uber hipster Lorde) return to New Zealand for two exclusive shows to launch their new and most diverse album to date, Digital Lies, which has been scoring top marks in reviews all around the globe. Their energetic and fun live set includes a good portion of songs from their past incarnation as Dungeon.

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Experienced and talented DJs specialising in soul, funk, nu jazz, vintage R&B and hip-hop classics all served up on a platter of turntables. Connoisseurs of swinging straight-ahead jazz will enjoy a hand picked selection of live musicians performing every week in the 1885 Basement. 1885 hosted by DJs Spence (NZ) and Ryuzo (JAP) and guests.

A fusion of hip-hop, soul and funk, the band is a force to be reckoned with. Youll be toe-tapping and shaking it. Demand for their live show has seen EWH perform worldwide, appearing at festivals such as Glastonbury, Dour, Sonar, Sziget, The Big Chill, SXSW, Gilles Petersons Worldwide and New Yorks CMJ. See them before they depart for this years northern summer.

FRI 14 JUN
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PUPPIES
9PM, $10, DOOR SALES ONLY

It wouldnt be a waste of your time to see this group founders Ryan Waste and Tony Foresta built their sound from the ground up, spreading the word about their group around town, before moving up to booking shows in the big leagues. With a rapid fan base, spanning several genres, they continue to grow.

The Auckland kids are stoked to be heading back to the capital, as its been so long they cant remember the last time they were down that way so to speak. Were pretty happy to welcome back the band too, so dont miss this rare live outing, supported by favourites Carb on Carb fresh from their recent Australian tour.

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One of the big wigs of Kiwi dubstep, Gryme has built his career hands-on. As a DJ, he turns nightclubs into mosh-pits and hes one of Tiki Taanes official tour DJs. In the studio, Gryme handcrafts emotive, heavily textured songs drenched in atmosphere and warmth.

Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes and The Conjurers and Rackets are coming together for a collaborative night of extravagant musical talent. As well as performances by the bands and a guest appearance by Rodney Fisher and MC Matthew Crawley handling the mic, there is the DeadBeat house band playing between the main acts, dancing girls, drink specials, giveaways and photobooths.

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SUN 16 JUN
CRYING WOLF
JUICE BAR
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Unlike like Peter, who cried wolf and then got eaten, you should learn your lesson and not herd sheep anywhere where there are wolves. Or coyotes. Or bears. Anything scary really with claws and teeth. So come and enjoy Crying Wolf play a mix of originals and covers (honky tonk, bluegrass, folk, and some traditional tunes).

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CHAPEL BAR & BISTRO
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GeorgeFMs Thane Kirby and Dave Hull get all mushy over tracks from the yesteryear and present day. You too will feel like you are in a musical time warp as they take you back to a time when the tunes were better and bass more thumping and heavier than ever before.

TUE 11 JUN
BBQ (MARK SULTAN)
QUEENS
8PM

This past year has seen BBQ travel around the globe from Runion island off the coast of Madagascar to Carnegie Hall. Along the way smashing shows on the Hudson River and all over the USA and Europe not to mention scaling volcanoes and even head butting some marine life. Oh, and made a bit of music too.

Its hard to believe its been over twenty years since Soundgarden, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Tool and Alice In Chains rose to fame on the crest of a relentless hard-rock/grunge shockwave that would finally sound the death bell for 80s hair metal and reshape the rock n roll landscape for years to come. Its even harder to believe that after countless hiatuses, break-ups, reunions, questionable side-projects and unlikely supergroups the original bands are all back in action, flaunting their seasoned wares to the iTunes generation. Two things have always set Alice In Chains apart from the rest of their grunge-era cohorts - the distinctive and uncompromisingly sludgy heavy metal riffing of guitarist Jerry Cantrell and the unmistakable drawl of troubled frontman Layne Staley. On this, the bands fifth studio fulllength and second with Comes With The Fall vocalist William Duvall (following Staleys untimely demise in 2002), the band attempts to recreate the magic that allowed their early work, as well as their most recent album (the Grammy-nominated Black Gives Way To Blue), to blur the boundaries between metal and grunge, creating a formidable sound, equally ferocious and melodic. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here features copious amounts of dizzyingly heavy grooves, stomping drums and an abundance of jarringly abrasive hooks. The unrelenting chant of the trademark Alice harmonies ooze

with a calculated menace - the sonic equivalent of an ominous warning snarled by a sinister figure from the shadows of a malevolent underworld. Credit is due to DuVall who now comfortably fills Staleys shoes with a vocal style and tone similar enough to the late frontmans to be unmistakably Alice, without drifting into dodgy cover version territory. Standout tracks include opener Hollow, an expansive juggernaut with an infectious anti-refrain which is reminiscent of 1992s Would? as well as the growling Voices, a spattered anthem which sees DuVall channel Staley and Scott Weiland in a barbed, desperate plea for help. The bands 1992 single Rooster dealt with themes of war, death and loss, and in the twenty years since, the band has personally experienced more than their fair share of these. Now seasoned veterans themselves (as well as the eponymous dinosaurs of the album title), they have produced another solid album - unapologetically heavy yet undeniably melodic - that is likely to keep old fans happy and may attract a few new ones.
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Ever been to the library? In place of books and study, they have books but without the study. Its fun times with the worlds best cocktails (IMO) and desserts. And also a vintage bathtub, which yes, you can sit in and take photos. Theyve got a sweet two for one dessert night accompanied by live music. Perfect combo.

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Your signature Im an amazing cook dish is Poached Ginger Pears with a splodge of Piako yoghurt a decadently syrupy recipe that uses up that bottle of Stones Green Ginger festering in your cupboard. The best TV show around at the moment is Im ideologically opposed to television a mechanism set up to deliver targeted buyers to advertisers is inherently corrupt. The best place for a date night is Buenos Aires. Youd get arrested if the police knew that you ve been driving over the speed limit since 1973. People say you look like Nicole Kidman playing Virginia Woolf in The Hours (Well, they will when they Google it). Kittens or puppies? Are they those small hairy creatures featured on FB? What generic current affair has your blood boiled? The one John Keys National Party is trying to have with New Zealand.
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In case you hadnt figured from the witting puninfused title, its about Shakespeare. The show is over, the audience has left, and Hamlet comes home to his dingy flat to face the final curtain. But can he make up his mind to do it? Hilarity ensues when Macbeth, King Lear, and Othello arrive to help.
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This Auckland festival presents up to 40 plays, 40 dance pieces and 10 short musicals over five weeks that takes 50 directors, 40 playwrights, 40 choreographers, 10 composers and close to 300 performers. A night at Short+Sweet consists of the audience seeing 10 pieces, each of which is no longer than 10 minutes.

Whats an upcoming film youre jazzed about? The Hunt stylish Danish darkness, with mad Mads Mikkelsen. Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? On a stool at Freds digging into an olive oil-drenched avocado; striding forth, window-licking in Ponsonby and environs for eye-catching stuff, taking photos of oddities, enjoying a beer and tapas at Pintxos, stocking up at Grey Lynn Farmers Market, checking out galleries, concerts and other happenings for inspiration, beachcombing at Pt. Chev, seeing a flick at the Bridgeway Your fantasy spirit animal is An Yves Klein Bleu scorpion called Yves.

FRI 14 JUN
WALKING IN THE CITY
ANNE MILES GALLERY
11AM-5PM TUE 11 JUN - SAT 15 JUN

Allan McDonald photographs familiar aspects of urban environments that may not be around for much longer. The photographs in Walking in the City are a small selection from a large photographic archive of earthquake prone buildings nationwide that McDonald continues to add to.

SAT 15 JUN
ROLLER DERBY
YMCA, PITT ST
6PM, $10-20, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA


ST JAMES THEATRE
7.30PM, $60-80, TICKETEK.CO.NZ THU 13 JUN - SAT 06 JUL

An Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, this haunting tale of love, loss and mystery fills your hearts with both sadness and compassion. See the Phantom like youve never seen it before in a stunning new design making its international debut in Wellington. Critics throughout the world have described it as a thrill to behold.

Pirate City Rollers presents the third game in the home team season at the YMCA, Pitt Street. After both teams beat the BlackHeart Bruisers in the first two match ups of the season, Mascara Massacre and Dead Wreckoning are both focused on taking out the competition as this seasons team to watch.

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THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION SHOW THE GREAT GATSBY

A feature-length music documentary charting the turbulent, dramatic and often unbelievable journey of the British post-punk industrial legends Killing Joke. The film brings together three decades of archive footage with two decades of never before seen new documentary footage and unprecedented access to the members of Killing Joke, their management, music producers, industry figures and associates.

directed by Baz Luhrmann Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Amitabh Bachhan

THE TWILIGHT ZONE SEASON ONE


JONES!, 9.30PM

This 80s show which followed on from the huge success of the original series delivers tales that are fraught with the bizarre and unexpected, that challenge our very concept of reality, and blend the ordinary with the extraordinary. Various stars, such as Morgan Freeman, Robert Carradine and Dame Helen Mirren, steal the show in subsequent installments.

Like an ever-so-slightly more literary Transformers sequel, Baz Luhrmans The Great Gatsby is a senseshattering storm of lush imagery, beautiful people and other aesthetic wonders. Its the modern blockbuster as classic book adaptation. I had a ball watching it, but the impact is fleeting and the emotions shallow. Like Transformers. By replacing giant robots and explosions with luxurious mansions, dazzling costumes and immaculate make-up, The Great Gatsby invites an air of superficial respectability that is perhaps reflected in its lead character a distortion of the American Dream who built up his fortune with illgotten gains. DiCaprio is well-suited (literally!) to the part hes finally starting to leave behind the boyishness that has always threatened his believability as a grown-up. As Jay Gatsby, he

cuts a fine figure, but the deeply felt obsession at the heart of his character doesnt totally shine through. Tobey Maguire acquits himself with dignity as the audiences somewhat blank proxy and Carey Mulligan oozes sensuality, almost to the point where I was willing to forgive her characters transgressions. The most impressive performance in the film is given by Aussie Joel Edgerton, wholly convincing as a rich entitled jerk. But its the filmmaking that is the true star here, and while it never stops calling attention to itself, its still a wonder to behold I havent felt this drunk on cinematic beauty since Life of Pi.
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AFTER EARTH
GENERAL RELEASE

Days away from release and already labeled a Scientology plot to brainwash our youth, Will Smith has gone from hip, smart-talking, cool guy to everyones favourite box office poison. Whether you want to see this for the excellent use of CGI when it comes to futuristic animals or you want to pick holes in the plot, its worth a gander.

SAT 15 JUN
DUMBO
DISNEY JUNIOR, 6PM

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GENERAL RELEASE

Lets be honest if you liked Blue Valentine, chances are this might be your cup of tea. Featuring Ryan Hunk Gosling in yet another brooding, angst role, hes clearly making up for all those heartthrob years. Featuring his real-life girlfriend as his girlfriend this is a tale of fighting for family and doing right by your lady. And stuff.

Nawwww, everyone loves to revisit their childhood movies and ahh and ooo at the cute animated animals. Left alone to brave the taunting of the other circus animals, who mock him for his peculiar looks, Dumbo confides his sorrows in Timothy Mouse who reminds Dumbo of his unique potential.

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Aspiring rock n roller Robbie Hart has a regular gig singing at weddings and a fiance whos about to break his heart. When hes left at the altar at his own wedding, he becomes a newlyweds worst nightmare... until he realises hes free to rescue the woman he really loves from her boorish fianc.

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Urban Caf Newmarket is a space that invites busy people in from the urban hullabaloo and gives them plenty of reason to stay, with a great menu and special attention given to the nuts and bolts of what it takes to deliver a satisfying break away from the daily grind for breakfast or lunch.

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Situated alongside its famous One Tree Hill namesake, celebrity chef Peter Gordons One Tree Grill offers a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle. Having evolved from the small 40 seat suburban beginnings to the modern, up market restaurant they are today.

Situated on Federal St, Bellota has made its mark with its authentic Spanish cuisine and beautifully matched Spanish wines and beers. This June, Bellota will be celebrating the San Juan festival a traditional Spanish festival that usually consists of fireworks, a bonfire, music and dancing to celebrate the beginning of summer. From Mon 17 Jun until Sun 23 Jun, you can expect to enjoy live music from 6pm - 9pm daily, a special Coca San Juan dessert for only $10.50, and on Sun 23 Jun a fire dancer from 7pm! Bellota is open daily from 4.30pm and from midday on Friday. Entertainment listings are subject to change. Offers are subject to availability. Visit skycityauckland.co.nz/Bellota for more details.

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AGENTS & MERCHANTS
6-10 Roukai Lane, 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.

DEPOT

86 Federal St, 363-7048

MOOCHOWCHOW

DE POST Atico Cocina


Victoria Park Market 19 Drake St Freemans Bay, 354-4030 Inspired Caribbean food and cocktails in the Old Stables & Roof Terrace of the Vic Park Market.

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

VERONA

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

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

PINXTOS

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

THE WINDSOR CASTLE

LIBERTINE

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

ORVIETO CAFE

BIG JS

935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

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

1 Melton Road - Mt Wellington, 5790340 Big Js - Gourmet burgers rated n1 via concrete play ground and the corporate lunch box websites. Home of Aucklands best Burgers.

Malt Bar

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

Revelry

106 Ponsonby Road, 376-8663 Asian fusion style eatery set in a bohemian parlour.

QUAY STREET CAFE

BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

MEXICO

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

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

SALE ST

130 Quay Street, Britomart, 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.

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

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WELLINGTON gig guide
Wed 12
Capt. Hammondhead!
9.30PM, Mighty Mighty 8PM, Bodega

SHIT WORTH DOING

Municipal Waste The Globe Theatre on Screen This Way of Life

TV DiSKO

9PM, Mighty Mighty

Sun 16
Clube de Choro
The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Kroon For Your Kai The Jam

6PM, The Paramount Theatre 7PM, The Film Archive, $8

Sat 15
Battle of the Bands 2013 National Championship Regional Final
8PM, Bodega

The Southern Cross Garden Bar 8:30PM, Meow

Matariki Film Festival - Whanau Shorts 2013


10AM, Te Papa

The Medicine Stand Up Comedy

Thursday Showcase Feat. The Paper Kings

Recovery Sessions The Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

8PM, The Cavern Club, $8

Burlesque Winter Ball


7:30PM, James Cabaret Mighty Mighty

The New Zealand Dance Company Language of Living


7:30PM, The Opera House

Fri 14
Electric Wire Hustle Killing Joke - The Singles World Tour
8PM, Bodega 9PM, San Francisco Bath House

Craig Terris Group Niko Ne Zna

7:32PM, Michael Fowler Centre

The Globe Theatre on Screen


4PM, Penthouse Cinema

TNC Presents: Totems, Mike Ruckus and more


9:30PM, Bettys Function House & Bar

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

One Man Guy

6:30PM, BATS Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera


4PM, St James Theatre 7PM, Circa Theatre

Matariki Concert
7:30PM, Te Papa

WIT presents - The Improv Lounge


8PM, The Fringe Bar, $10

Movie Night at The Pole Room: SOLD OUT


8PM, The Fringe Bar

Richter City Roller Derby presents: Brutal Pageant v Smash Malice


6PM, TSB Bank Arena

Theatresports 2013

Mon 17
Beats Being Dead - Wellington Film Society
6:15PM, The Paramount Theatre

Thu 13
Ghost Wave
9.30PM, Mighty Mighty

PlayShop Live

10:15PM, The Paramount Theatre

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

7:30PM, Michael Fowler Centre

I Killed the Prom Queen - NZ Rampage


7PM, Medusa

P-Money Gratitude Tour with David Dallas


8PM, James Cabaret

Tokyo String Quartet


7:30PM, Wellington Town Hall

Raw Meat Comedy


8PM, The Fringe Bar, $10

Tunes Of I

Matariki Floortalk - Maos Cloak


12:15PM, Te Papa

The Mantarays The Planets

San Francisco Bath House

The Southern Cross Garden Bar 6:30PM, Michael Fowler Centre

Tue 18
The Phantom of the Opera
6:30PM, St James Theatre

Uncle Silverback

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

auckland gig guide


Wed 12
Anton Cash Art & Music
6PM, Racket Bar 8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

Thu 13
Anton Cash
8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

Open Mic Night


7PM, The Empire

DJ Laura Lush
6pm, Commons

Sarah Frances Johnston


6.30PM, Sale St

DJ Linley Latu DJ Lo Key

6.30PM, Chivas at The Deck La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

Bevan Keys & Gabriela G


7PM, Longroom

Bitchin Bingo at Cassette 9


Cassette Nine

The Wax Works: T-Rice & Hudge

Cathedral Party with General Lee


7PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

5PM, Britomart Country Club

Classic with Cult45


7PM, Ginger Minx

DJ Imagine This
8PM, Snapdragon

Think of the Pay Cheque: Adventures in Bad Jobs


7PM, Auckland Trades Hall

DJ Nigel love & DJ Ultan Burke DJ T-Rice

6pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar 8pm, Neighbourhood

Conch Records at BCC


5PM, Britomart Country Club

DJ Jason Eli
6pm, Commons

Fri 14
Dean Campbell
8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

DJ Tido & DJ Hudge


5.30PM, Everybody`s

F**k Love - A Play


7PM, The Basement

F**k Love - A Play


7PM, The Basement

Down The Hatch featuring Batucada Sm


6PM, Sale St

Red Cup Night

7.30pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

The Death and Resurrection Show


7PM, The Academy Cinema

Funktion & Basement Jazz


8PM, 1885

DJ Imagine This & DJ Selecta Sam


9PM, Snapdragon

Hunters & Selectors


5.30PM, Racket Bar

DJ Jason Kyle & DJ Normski DJ Karn Hall

Ewen Gilmour & Billy TK Junior - Wine, Comedy & Blues Tour
7:30PM, Didas Foodstore and Wine Lounge

The Nark Collective & Creative Jazz Club


8PM, 1885

6pm, Northern Steam Ship 9PM, Twentyone SKY CITY

Louder - Metal DJs


8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

Fangs

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

SHIT WORTH DOING

auckland gig guide


Flex & Dylan C
5.30PM, Britomart Country Club

Sat 15
10,000
10PM, Racket Bar

MEAN GIRLS, DEATHBEAM & BLOODBAGS


10PM, Whammy Bar

No Holds Bard
8PM, The Basement

For Love Not Money


10PM, 1885

Fridays at Revelry
5PM, Revelry

DJ Aroha

Nyntee vs Richie Rich B2B


9PM, Longroom

Seeds Of Orbit, Hypnic Jerk, Torana


The Kings Arms

5pm, Neighbourhood

F**k Love - A Play


7PM, The Basement

DJ Flex Webster & DJ James Ashwin

P-Money Gratitude Tour with David Dallas


8PM, The Powerstation 7PM, Sale St

Short+Sweet Song 2013


3PM, Herald Theatre

8pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar

MayaVanya & Guests


6PM, Racket Bar

DJ Foreign Faders DJ Jason Eli

Saturdays at Sale St Short+Sweet Song 2013


8PM, Herald Theatre

Sunday Session with the Sentimental Sound System


3PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

9pm, Northern Steam Ship 7PM, Everybody`s

Municiple Waste & guests


8PM, The Kings Arms

DJ Linley Latu

Nyntee & Cuffy


6PM, Longroom

7.30PM, Chivas at The Deck

Stand Up Comedy - Feat. 7 Days Jeremy Elwood


7:30PM, Kaukapakapa Hotel

Mon 17
Auckland Film Society Weekly Film
6:30PM, Academy Cinemas

Phase - OoGun, Lil Frosty mane and 36Deep


9PM, Red Bar

DJ Normski & DJ Jason Kyle


10PM, Snapdragon

The Beat City


The Franklin

Occupational Therapy
7PM, Ponsonby Social Club

The Claxtons
8.30PM, Juice Bar 9PM, The Empire

DJ Selecta Sam

La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

Shepherds Of Cassini, SinKara and Psychle


8PM, Juice Bar

The Miltones Tido & Klassix From Paris

Raw Comedy Night The Winter Season

8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar, $5

DJ Submariner
7pm, Commons

Static Era, SansArcade and Stitches


8PM, Backbeat Bar

Electric Wire Hustle


9PM, Tyler Street Garage

Britomart Country Club

Tue 18
F**k Love - A Play
7PM, The Basement

Fly By Night Saturdays


9PM, Revelry

Sun 16
100% Vinyl DJs
2PM, Britomart Country Club

Short+Sweet Song 2013


8PM, Herald Theatre

Short+Sweet Theatre
7PM, Herald Theatre

Grimas

The CVE

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

9PM, The Empire

Lady Luck
10PM, 1885

Acoustic Sunday Session w Eli Guttenbiel

3pm, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

The Best Open Mic Night at Windsor Castle

The Dedwoods
The Franklin

8.30PM, Windsor Castle

Lord & guests

Weekend Comedy Showcase

8PM, The Kings Arms

Acoustic Sunday Session w/ Josh Leys


Neighbourhood

The Gramophone Band


The Portland Public House

8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Marina Katerina

In A Jam

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

3PM, Sale St

CHRISTCHURCH gig guide


Wed 12
Comedy Stage Hypnotist - Dave Upfold
7PM, Burnside Rugby Club

Fri 14
Battle of the Bands 2013 National Championship Regional Final
8PM, The Venue-Musicbar

I Killed the Prom Queen - NZ Rampage


7PM, Zebedees

Mon 17
The Scam - Charlatans, Scoundrels and Hucksters
8PM, Darkroom, $10

Mana Whanau
9PM, Wunderbar, $5

Thu 13
Battle of the Bands 2013 National Championship SemiFinal 2
8PM, The Venue-Musicbar

Mike T

Superfood and Odyssey


9:30PM, Dux Live

9PM, CBD Bar

Wunderbar Burlesque Cabaret


8PM, Wunderbar

Sun 16
I Killed the Prom Queen
8PM, Dux Live

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Catalyst Road Show 3 feat. Carrie Rudzinski & Ken Arkind


8pm, Darkroom

Sat 15
Hardlove presents Steve Hill and Captain Tinrib
10PM, Winnie Bagoes

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REGIONAL gig guide


Thu 13
Joseph & Maia
Milk & Honey Cafe, Hamilton

Paddy Free (Pitch Black) & Dr Richard Nunns in Concert The Dions

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin The Royal Hotel, Nelson

Midge McCleary

Pub On Wharf, Queenstown

Fri 14
1814
Hot Lava, Ohakune

Sun 16
Ewen Gilmour & Billy TK Jnr - Wine, Comedy & Blues Tour
The Grand Beer Cafe, Palmerston North

Midge McCleary

Fitzpatricks Irish Pub, Wanaka

Sat 15
1814
Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi

Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour


Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi

Tue 18
BBQ - Mark Sultan (Canada)
Queens, Dunedin

Battle Of The Bands 2013 National Championship Semi Final 2


Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

Brilleaux & The One Eyed Jacks

The Mayfair, New Plymouth

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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.

BREW ON QUAY

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

FIDDLER IRISH BAR

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

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.

THE BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

Shadows Student Bar


Auckland University, L3, 34 Princes St, 366 0544 Everybody is welcome. Party action every night of the week. DJs, Pool tables, Movies, Quiz, Karaoke, Happy Hours galore.

GRAND CENTRAL

31 Galway St, 303-2541 A garden bar in the middle of the city. Comes with a mini golf lawn, cocktail jugs and vinyl-only DJs.

SHOOTER SALOON BAR

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

330 New North Rd Not your typical central bar Their no bull policy means what you see is what you get.

RACKET BAR

GOLDEN DAWN

Cnr Ponsonby & Richmond Rds, 376-9929

6-10 Roukai Lane, 309-5854 Serves everything from singlemalt whisky to cans of Double Brown.

VERONA

169 KRd, 307-0508 Celebrating 20 years on KRd. With intimate booths, live music, gourmet food, cocktails & organic tap beer.

VIADUCT VIADUCT
SNAPDRAGON
204 Quay St, 357-6147 A blend of 1930s vintage glamour and West Hollywood lounge with a healthy shot of private gentlemens club.

MEXICO IPANEMA BAR & RESTAURANT


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

23 Britomart Place, 366-1759 Drink in the eclectic front bar or settle into the cosy dining area to explore the short but compelling menu.

Q Theatre

Malt Bar

NEWMARKET NEWMARKET
THE CLADDAGH
372-376 Broadway, 522-4410 The Claddagh Irish Pub - A slice of Ireland in the heart of Newmarket.

305 Queen Street Early morning coffee, scones and cool spaces for socialising and sharing ideas. Range of lunch options. Excellent wine list and a stylish selection of tapas, pizzas, platters and dinner options.

VICTORIA PARK VICTORIA PARK


SALE ST
7 Sale St, 307-8148 A unique collection of spaces award-winning microbrewery, bistro dining, with a celebrated garden bar and very private Velvet Room!

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

Rakinos- Beats, Bar, Kitchen

Level 1/35 High Street 358-3535 The Joint since 91

LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR

pintxos

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

CENTRAL & Krd CENTRAL & KRD


DING DONG LOUNGE
26 Wyndham Street New Yorks premier rock and roll bar has come to town.

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

37 Drake St, 379-8167 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.

REVELRY

106 Ponsonby Road, 376- 8663 19th Century bohemian parlour meets opium den chic.

LIBERTINE

DOC BAR

BRITOMART BRITOMART
1885
27 Galway St, 551 3100 Nightclub upstairs. Cocktail lounge downstairs. Home to Aucklands biggest club nights.

352 KRd, 365-1800 Open Tues-Sat

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

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.

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

THE OAKROOM
17 Drake, 300 6313

AGENTS & MERCHANTS

48 Customs St East, 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.

FATHER TEDS ORIGINAL IRISH PUB

KINGSLAND KINGSLAND
Neighbourhood Brewbar
498 New North Rd, 846-3773 Nestled in the site of an old garage and engineering shop.

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

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Upcoming tours & events


A$AP ROCKY (US) THE ADULTS
Tue 25 Jun Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

CAMP A LOW HUM 2014 CRAIG TERRIS

Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb Wainuiomata

THE JANOSKIANS (AU)

Thu 20 Jun The Powerstation, Auckland

Sat 15 Jun Mighty Mighty, Wellington

THE JAPANDROIDS (CA)

Thu 27 Jun King Street Live, Masterton Fri 28 Jun The Mayfair, New Plymouth Sat 29 Jun The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 5 Jul The Bedford at CPSA, Christchurch Sat 06 Jul San Fran Bath House, Wellington

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (UK) FAT FREDDYS DROP

Thu 05 Sep ReFuel, Dunedin Fri 06 Sep Bodega, Wellington Sat 07 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland

Sat 29 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland

Fri 13 Sep The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 20 Sep Opera House, Wellington

FLEETWOOD MAC (UK/US)


Fri 06 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland

L.A MITCHELL & CHRISTCHURCH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


Sat 06 Jul CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch

JUSTIN BIEBER ANTHONIE TONNON & WATERCOLOURS

MANIC STREET PREACHERS (UK)

Tue 02 Jul Vector Arena, Auckland

Sat 23 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 24 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

MICHAEL WINSLOW (US)

Thu 11 Jul Puppies, Wellington Fri 12 Jul Wunderbar, Lyttelton Sat 13 Jul Chicks Hotel, Dunedin

KRD STRIP A PLACE TO STAND FOALS (UK)


Sat 05 Oct Town Hall, Auckland

AMANDA PALMER (US) ARMAGEDDON

Sat 28 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland Mon 30 Sep San Fran Bath House, Wellington

GHOST WAVE

Fri 25 Oct - Sun 28 Oct ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

Thu 13 Jun Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sat 22 Jun Wunderbar, Christchurch Thu 27 Jun The Kings Arms, Auckland

BAYLEYS GREAT CLASSICS SERIES: DANCE! (IMAGE)


Thu 20 Jun Town Hall, Auckland

GOBLIN SUSPERIA LIVE


Fri 19 Jul The Civic, Auckland

Tue 11 Jun - Sun 15 Jun Q Theatre, Auckland Wed 19 Jun - Sun 22 Jun Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland Fri 28 Jun - Sat 29 Jun Regent Theatre, Dunedin Tue 02 Jul - Wed 03 Jul Telecom Playhouse, Hamilton Sat 06 Jul Centennial Drive Auditorium, Palmerston North Wed 10 Jul - Sat 13 Jul Downstage Theatre, Wellington

Sun 11 Aug Founders Theatre, Hamilton Mon 12 Aug ASB Theatre, Auckland Tue 13 Aug Municipal Theatre, Napier Wed 14 Aug Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Fri 16 Aug Town Hall, Dunedin Sat 17 Aug CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch

HUSK

BBQ (AKA MARK SULTAN) (CA)


Wed 19 Jun Darkroom, Christchurch Thu 20 Jun Mighty Mighty, Wellington Fri 21 Jun Whammy Bar, Auckland

BEERVANA

Fri 09 Aug - Sat 10 Aug Westpac Stadium, Wellington

BERNARD FANNING (AU) BILLY TK JUNIOR & EWEN GILMOUR

Fri 28 Jun Yot Club, Raglan Sat 29 Jun Major Toms Bar, Mt Maunganui Fri 05 Jul Mighty Mighty, Wellington Tue 09 Jul Barrytown Hall, Barrytown Wed 10 Jul Donovans Store, Okarito Thu 11 Jul Blue Ice, Franz Joseph Fri 12 Jul Mint Bar, Wanaka Sun 14 Jul Blue Duck, Milford Sound Wed 17 Jul ReFuel, Dunedin Thu 18 Jul Hilltop Tavern, Little River Fri 19 Jul Wunderbar, Lyttelton Fri 02 Aug Whammy Bar, Auckland

MOLLY RINGWALD (US) MONO (JP) KILLING JOKE (UK)


Thu 13 Jun Studio, Auckland Fri 14 Jun Bodega, Wellington

Wed 12 Jun The Tuning Fork, Auckland Thu 13 Jun The Tuning Fork, Auckland

Thu 20 Jun The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 21 Jun Bodega, Wellington

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL (US)

Fri 30 Aug The Powerstation, Auckland Sat 31 Aug Parthenon, Wellington

HIGHLIFE NYE EXPERIENCE


Tue 31 Dec Stonybridge Vineyard, Waiheke Island

KIRIN J. CALLINAN (AU)

Wed 20 Nov Sammys, Dunedin Fri 22 Nov James Cabaret, Wellington Sat 23 Nov The Kings Arms, Auckland Sun 24 Nov The Kings Arms, Auckland

Wed 10 Jul Darkroom, Christchurch Thu 11 Jul Queens, Dunedin Fri 12 Jul Whammy Bar, Auckland Sat 13 Jul Puppies, Wellington

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Despite having been a resident of this country, Jaz Colemans seminal neu-punk-goth outfit Killing Joke have never before played in Aotearoa. Now on the back of a worldwide singles best of tour the original, essential line-up of Coleman, Youth, Geordie and Paul Ferguson finally put their feet down on a local stage or two. It seems extraordinary that it has taken this long for Killing Joke to play here, particularly since the ever-mercurial Coleman has lived here on and off since the mid-1980s. Well, no-ones asked us to, says Coleman of their absence. Lets be perfectly honest about this. If theres no demand but 25 years on finally there is. I can play in my own country. Im looking forward to it. That said, Killing Joke are world citizens. Coleman in particular, who despite having land on an island in the Hauraki Gulf sleeps from couch to couch, of no fixed abode. I like to move around. Stay with different people. I dont want to amass of possessions and all the trappings that go with those. When on tour Youth collects hundreds of albums and ships them all back to the UK. I have three pairs of pants, and my stage clothes. Thats it! Most recently, he was hanging with a local broadcaster in the apartment right next to the Groove Guide offices. However, despite the close proximity, I have to call halfway across the world. On the line from Seattle, hes not in the best of voices. My voice went completely at one point, but it came back miraculously, he explains. We had two shows to do in one day. I just mashed it with medication. You know, Ive never missed a show in 35 years. I get by on the love and support of the audience! Killing Joke is only one of Colemans many projects, who also composed classical music. The alt-heroes of the 80s have a particular brand of spiky post-punk producing hits such as Love Like Blood, Kings and Queens and Eighties plus a notoriously unnerving and in-yer-face live show. Theyve been the encouraging force behind acts such as Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Faith No More, Marilyn Manson and Rammstein. Killing Joke were on a hiatus until 2003, when they began producing some

KILLING JOKE HAVE FINALLY FOUND THEIR KIWI AUDIENCE AND LOOK FORWARD TO COMING HOME.

of the most vital music of their career reminding everyone what was so special about them in the first place. But it was their most recent album, MMXII, which re-landed their typically political and agitating sound its a loud, grinding and relentless take on industrial metal. Actually, its incredibly cathartic. Like a primal scream so different from the orchestral work. Killing Joke concerts are where everyone just meets up, like a forum. In Toronto, my voice had just gone, but they cheered me on. And that touches me deeply. The love for our band never ceases to amaze me. Weve been going 35 years. Most bands get nasty (over money and creative power) by then. But we split the money equally (to avoid that). So 35 years later my band mates are my best friends. Their 2013 tour promises to be something of a Singles Hits endeavor ironic considering its from a band whose last priority is bothering the charts. Im always the last person to know this because I dont use modern forms of communication unless its a land line, Coleman says. I dont use computers... I knew a singles collection was coming out when I came on the tour. For me, Killing Joke was never a singles band. Were forced into a singles market because they started by just taking one song off the album weve never been radio friendly. Currently, Killing Joke has been terrorising crowds in the US, so I asked him what he thought of the States these days and its not pretty. Its different from 30 years ago. Theres no rebellion left. Everyone is just a passive zombie. The sad thing is there is much less of a community than when we started. Part of that might be modern forms of communication. Walk down the street, everyones on his or her iPhones, or in their own virtual world. Its a fragmented society. People have access now to amazing amounts of information, but their attention spans are getting shorter, their focus is gone. Instant gratification. Instant knowledge orgasm! I think that a lot of the great thinkers couldnt achieve what they did through a computer. WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR
SEE THEM LIVE: KILLING JOKE THU 13 JUN STUDIO, AUCKLAND FRI 14 JUN BODEGA, WELLINGTON

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Situated on Federal Street, Bellota has made its mark with its authentic Spanish cuisine and beautifully matched Spanish wines and beers. This June, Bellota will be celebrating the San Juan festival a traditional Spanish festival that usually consists of fireworks, a bonfire, music and dancing to celebrate the beginning of summer. From Mon 17 Jun - Sun 23 Jun 2013, enjoy live music from 6pm - 9pm daily A special Coca San Juan dessert for only $10.50 A fire dancer (from 7pm on Fri 21 Jun only) Bellota is open daily from 4.30pm and from midday on Friday. Visit skycityauckland.co.nz/Bellota for more details. 91 Federal Street, Federal Street Dining Precinct, Auckland.
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GEEKS
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Makes your TV more intelligent. Harmonising all your games, live TV and films in one place. Interact with all the entertainment you could ever want using voice and hand gestures so simple instant and complete. Use split screens to Skype, browse the internet and even check your fantasy sports results when you exercise. You only need Xbox One. RRP TBC xbox.com/xboxone, ebgames.co.nz

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To say that this game is eagerly anticipated would be the understatement of the year. After three beautifully crafted Uncharted games, all eyes have been on developers Naughty Dog to see if they could replicate their earlier success with a new franchise. The Last of Us, which releases on the 14th June, is a bold affirmation that they can. The Last of Us, for the few who havent heard, is a third-person survival-action game that takes place in the very near future. Humanity is on the brink of extinction due to a parasitic fungus that has wiped out millions. A heavy, gritty struggle for survival, the game tasks players with taking Joel and Ellie on a trek across the USA, attempting as they do to avoid the death that awaits around every corner. Danger will come not only in the form of the infected, but also in fellow survivors who are so desperate theyll do anything for food or supplies (including cold-blooded murder.) As fans of Uncharted will expect, the game is full of plot intricacies, deep character development, and there are even a few surprises thrown in. The Last of Us is a tour de force that changes pace alarmingly - a roller-coaster ride that has to be experienced first hand to be fully appreciated. The third-person controls are slick and the character animations incredibly fluid. Joels movements in particular are nearly faultless, whether hes engaged in intense violent combat or simply climbing a wall or picking up ammunition. Its the dynamicness of Ellie that makes The Last of Us stand apart from most other games, though. Shes not just a sidekick or an inconvenient escort; despite her youthful age, Ellie is more than capable of holding her own. The Last of Us is a memorable gaming experience. One that makes me wonder how the PS3 console could be nearing the end of its life-cycle. The comparisons to Uncharted cant be ignored and, while it might appear a safe move by Naughty Dog on the surface, their new franchise undoubtedly pushes the boundaries in a welcome new direction. Its harrowing, emotionally driven, action-packed and impossible to put down once you start.
WRITTEN BY ANGUS DEACON

Call of Duty. No three words stir as many emotions in any modern gamer. Good? Bad? Individual preference, of course, will vary. One thing you probably arent, though, is indifferent. Activisions flagship shooter franchise isnt just big; its the biggest and not just in gaming. Black Ops II, the latest in the series, made more than $600 million in the first 24 hours it was on sale, making it the biggest entertainment launch (not just game) of 2012. It will have surprised precisely zero observers, then, that theres going to be another one. What may have raised an eyebrow or two, however, is that Activision arent taking the obvious route the sequel that hits shelves (and, soon after, millions of homes) in November isnt going to be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4. Instead, Infinity Ward the company that invented the franchise have created an all story with all new characters and no link whatsoever to the games that came before it. Called Call of Duty: Ghosts, the game is set in the near future. This future is a grim place; precisely why has yet to be detailed, but something catastrophic has occurred, and the US (yeah, its one of those narratives) has been almost wiped off the map. By what, who knows; what I can tell you, as a result of my behind-thescenes time with the game in LA, is that this is no Homefront-style invasion that simply caught the States off guard. The land itself appears to have been smashed and broken, by what the developers describe as a mass event, leaving the military devastated, the government in disarray, and the country crippled. One of few survivors, the idea is that you a top-tier soldier type link up with members of other Special Forces units to form an elite fighting unit (the titular ghosts). One of the sequences we were shown (which was set under water) suggested, by way of a submerged and destroyed lighthouse, that something far more significant than a simple attack has taken place. Exactly what happens is far from clear at this point, but it certainly seems more interesting that some sort of black op in some dank jungle some place. Its a bold move for the 10th game in a series to make, and I for one cant wait to get my hands on the final product.
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POPPY & DAISY LIBERTY PRINT


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Liberty and RetroSuperFuture have joined forces to produce these wicked limited edition sunglasses. They feature a retro Lucia shaped frame with a poppy and daisy print. RRP $247.85 Liberty.co.uk

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These quirky socks designed by Hannah Byun were inspired by the small details of our dayto-day lives. They feature cute patterns and are made with good quality fabric. RRP $26.70 Couvertureandthegarbstore.com

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Texas psychedelic rockers The Black Angels have built their reputation on a relentless touring schedule and a mesmerising live show that borders on the spiritual. With raving reviews from Rolling Stone magazine, Drowned in Sound and the New York Times, it is easy to understand the critical acclaim when the band approaches their live persona with such intimate detail. When you go see a band, says lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Maas, I feel [its] a time [when] you can kinda connect with the audience on a very personal level, a very one-on-one kind of thing. Its almost like a musical church. Speaking over the phone with Alex, he likens their live show to watching an artist paint a painting. You can feel the different textures, the coloured paint brush on the palette and the mixture of the paint, and you see everything kinda come alive... the final product is watching the whole thing happen. Their fourth studio release, Indigo Meadow, was released in early April and follows their penchant for channeling early psychedelic music through a modern lens. The lighter, playful tone builds upon the hypnotic, dark grooves of their back catalogue and acts a slight stylistic change for the band. Between the haunting vocals, keyboard drones, seductive groove and fuzzy guitars, it all makes for a very entrancing affair, and is credited to Alexs perception of music as a form of artistic escapism, deriving from what he considers as the therapeutic essence of music. Theres something about... play[ing] the music; you get the chills and you feel like youre onto something magical or whatever you wanna call it. You end up pointing towards an idea that youre leaving yourself. For their fourth outing The Black Angels chose John Congleton as producer, who has worked with a diverse range of musicians, from The Roots to Explosions in the Sky, and Marilyn Manson to R. Kelly. Quite an iconic list, yes, but it was his communication talents which really sealed the deal. We feel comfortable around him, you know. Hes worked with some of our favourite bands - Pink Mountaintops, Clinic, [and] I like The Roots a lot too. Hes a good communicator, really good at getting our ideas out of us, [and] thats one of the best parts about it.
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Indigo Meadow was recorded against the backdrop of the El Paso desert over a month. The vast, eerie nature of the desert proved the ideal setting to re-coop after a demanding two years of non-stop touring and the departure of bassist Nate Ryan. His departure, Maas assures me, didnt affect the song writing; it was still very much a collective effort. The Austin Psych Fest a yearly psychedelic festival hosted partly by the band, further cements their role as psychedelic advocators. Now into its sixth year, the festival has grown from a small event to an internationally acclaimed weekend. When asked about the success of the festival, Maas is stunned. Its kind of amazing that were able to put these bands on our bill... you know, were inspired by these guys, like The Warlocks, Clinic and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Its a super cool thing to happen that is very inspiring, says the frontman. Psychedelic music obviously holds a special place in Alexs heart, and when queried about the future of the genre, hes a little unsure but remains confident that it will carry on strong, and wishes many of the dedicated bands to infiltrate the mainstream. We can only hope. The growth of the music festival [is] growing very well in unison with the growth of the genre. Its hard to say whats going to happen tomorrow, but I dont think a lot of these bands are going anywhere for a while. The upcoming New Zealand tour will precede their appearance at Glastonbury festival in the U.K., and will be their first visit to our shores, something that is on each members bucket list, Alex tells me. Hes particularly excited about our lush greenery. Im just so excited to go there (NZ). Ive always been surrounded by nature and Im really looking forward to that experience. I wish I had a month to stay there and make a record, that would be amazing. WRITTEN BY JAMES MANNING
SEE THEM LIVE: THE BLACK ANGELS WED 19 JUN BODEGA, WELLINGTON THU 20 JUN STUDIO, AUCKLAND

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