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23- 29 MaY 2012 . NZ’s oNlY FRee weeKlY stReet PRess . issue 413 . GRooveGuide.co.NZ

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Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist and co-founder of supergroup Velvet Revolver, Slash has announced he’ll be coming to New Zealand in August to play two shows. Celebrating the release of his sophomore album Apocalyptic Love, the iconic guitarist will perform with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators for his first show at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Friday 17 August and at his second concert in Christchurch on Sunday 19 August. Tickets for both shows are on sale now through Ticket Master for Auckland and through Ticketek for Christchurch.

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This Saturday 26 May will see the New Zealand Music Month Summit arrive at Auckland’s Q Theatre on Queen St. Presented by the Music Managers’ Forum (NZ) and the NZ Music Commission, the summit is open to the public and is free. Throughout the day there will be four seminars, starting off with How To Do It The Indie Way from 10am – 11am: an artist development talk on how artists and bands can take control of their music and releases themselves, featuring speakers Lorraine Barry (Lorraine Barry Management), Jan Hellriegel (Aeroplane Music Services), Scott Maclachlan (Universal Music), and Brendan Smyth with Jubt Avery (NZ On Air). How To Create A Live Career runs from 11am – 11:30am with panelists Hamish Pinkham (Rhythm & Vines), Mark Wright (Homegrown, Coro Gold), John Minty (Splore), Ara Adams-Tamatea (Exodus Festival, Reggae by Nature) and Dave Munroe (Brent Eccles Entertainment). The third seminar will be How To Write A Hit Song with Julia Deans (Fur Patrol, The Adults) and Nick Atkinson (Supergroove) and will run from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. The summit will round off with the last seminar from 3pm – 4pm, which focuses on How To Find A Manager/How To Manage Your Own Band and features speakers Ninakaye Taane-Tinorau (Tikidub Productions), Rebecca Caughey (Funktion Music), Lorraine Barry (Lorraine Barry Management), Janette Searle (The Playground) and self-managed Te Awanui Reeder (Awa Music).

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The 2012 Music Managers Awards went down last week, so in no particular order here’s a big thumbs up and congratulations to: Teresa Patterson, Manager of the Year (Six60, I Am Giant, Iva Lamkum); Haddon Smith, Breakthrough Manager of the Year (Annah Mac); Paul McKessar and Campbell Smith, International Achievement (The Naked & Famous, Brooke Fraser, Opossom, Lydia Cole, Collapsing Cities); Teresa Patterson, Best Independent Tour (Six60 Mini Tours 2011); Leigh Sawmill, Best Venue; Tim Youngson and Scott Maclachlan, Online Achievement Award (Mt Eden); Patu Colbert, Self-Managed Artist of the Year (1814); Ingrid Bennie, Outside The Box Award (Concord Dawn, Julia Deans, co-manager of David Dallas and Computers Want Me Dead); Cushla Aston, Upcoming Manager of the Year (The Thomas Oliver Band, Cornerstone Roots, Rio Hemopo); and Ryan Kershaw, MMF Mentoring Success Story (self-managed artist).

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When there were no New Zealand shows announced on Prince’s down under tour dates, a petition was started on Facebook to bring the singer to us. Last week TimeOut reported that there were rumours circulating saying that the artist formerly known as a symbol was in fact coming to New Zealand, but there’s no official green light just yet. File this one in your rumour draw but keep those fingers crossed.

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Grindcore Swedes Nasum have announced one show in New Zealand as they celebrate two decades of underground terror on their 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour. The news comes following the decision by Nasum to call it quits eight years after former vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk tragically passed away in Thailand during the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. The band has said that after much deliberation and scrutiny, they have decided to reunite for a handful of shows around the globe to celebrate their 20th anniversary and to “say a final goodbye to the fans and to Mieszko. No cheesy reunion, no new albums, no epitaph for Mieszko… just unruly celebrations.” The five-piece will play alongside expat heavy hitters Ulcerate and Odiusembowel at The Kings Arms in Auckland on Tuesday 28 August. Tickets are available now through Under The Radar.

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Following her North Island Acoustic Tour in April, soul songstress Hollie Smith has announced that she will be performing five shows around the South Island in the South Island Acoustic Tour with Tyson Smith. Hollie Smith will play at World Bar in Queenstown on Thursday 28 June, Albert Town Tavern in Wanaka on Friday 29 June, Christchurch’s Revival Bar on Friday 06 July, The Free House in Nelson on Saturday 07 July and finishes at Takika’s Mussel Inn on Sunday 08 July. Ticketing information can be found at Event Finder or at each of the venues.

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PLAYiNg In BrIef... FAVouritES
JAMES DUNCAN

Favourite drink? Stripper blood Favourite restaurant/café? Calender Girls Favourite takeaway? When you move food, it cries Favourite colour? Indoor rainbows Favourite classic film? Hunger Games Favourite childhood memory? Being born Favourite party food? Popcorn (oh the humanity!) Favourite vice? Petulance Favourite song? The gaps between the songs on my new album Vanishing out May 24th (plug-plug) Favourite meal? I’ve forgone the monetarybased society, preferring to be paid in millet. So anything millet-based is good Favourite cause? Narcissistic humans on Facebook and Twitter Favourite label to put on your relationship? Single, lonely and deservedly so Favourite ‘90s TV show? Deadwood (1890s) Favourite word? James (as an adjective) Favourite type of groupie? Old, slightly insane men Favourite body part on you? My third and fourth eye Favourite body part on someone else? The sticky-out bit on the side of the elbow Favourite venue? The glare of a loving gaze Favourite candy bar? Once I built a 1:24 scale model of Golden Dawn Tavern Of Power out of M&Ms and Hubba Bubba
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Auckland’s outdoor Silo Cinema is still going strong despite the fact it’s getting colder and wetter earlier and earlier. What’s the chance of getting a drive-in down there when it starts raining on a regular occasion? Someone start a petition – we’ll sign it. Remember when you were a kid and you loved playing with bubbles? Good news, nostalgia fans and bubble enthusiasts everywhere – Bubble-Fest is coming to New Zealand in July. Louis Pearl is The Amazing Bubble Man who travels the world using giant bubbles to create art and magic. An Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourite, the boss of bubbles will be performing at Auckland’s Civic Theatre from Wednesday 11 – Sunday 15 July and in Wellington at The Opera House from Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 July. Southern Cross in Wellington are finishing up their month-long celebrations of NZ Music Month with Vinyl Club this Saturday 26 May. In conjunction with Slow Boat, RPM, Evil Genius and Vanishing Point, this weekend Vinyl Club will be giving away a GEMINI XL-200 Professional DJ turntable celebrating the four weeks of celebrations since Record Store Day last month. What would happen if the director of Superbad hooked up with the creator of Seinfeld? We may just find out. Director Greg Mottola (Adventureland, Paul) is in talks with Fox Searchlight to direct a semi-improvised comedy with Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Speculate at your own peril what this coming-of-age director extraordinaire could do with the king of uncomfortable. American network CW is trying to cash in on the end of Smallville (the somewhat soap series of Superman’s origin as a teenager) with two new fantasy series

demographically charged at teenagers. The first, Arrow, follows another DC comic book character The Green Arrow, a rich guy who starts hating how rich he is and becomes a superhero who’s really good with a bow and arrow. The second, Beauty and the Beast, has nothing to do with comics (apart from starring the chick who played Lana in Smallville) but instead seems to follow current trends of fairytale re-tellings and paranormal romances. Disco diva Donna Summer passed away last week due to complications with cancer at age 63. The singer famous for her ‘70s hits ‘I Feel Love’, ‘Love to Love You Baby’, ‘Last Dance’, ‘Bad Girls’, ‘On the Radio’, ‘Hot Stuff’, and ‘She Works Hard for the Money’ was reportedly trying to keep her cancer a secret from the public while recording a new album. The Dunedin Midwinter Carnival has been announced for late June and a call to arms has been voiced by organisers. A bunch of lantern workshops are scheduled to go ahead before the event. More information can be found at midwintercarnival.co.nz.

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WHISKEY LIVE
TUES MAY 22 PETER URLICH
with NAIROBI TRIO and DJ PHOEBE FALCONER with EDDIE NUMBERS and DJ DLT

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WEDS MAY 23 CHE FU + KING KAPISI + HOUSE OF SHEM SOUNDSYSTEM THURS MAY 24 RUBY FROST DANE RUMBLE (DJ) ,
with LATE NYTE HYPE, SARAH BROWN, HANNA GRACE

FRI MAY 25 COMPUTERS WANT ME DEAD
with KIDZ IN SPACE, TOM LARK and DEPARTURE CLUB

SAT MAY 26 PNC + @PEACE
with THE ARC and DJ JORDACHE

TUES MAY 29 GREG JOHNSON
with JAN HELLRIEGEL, STREETS OF LAREDO and DJs MATT HEATH + THE GENERAL

with KNIVES AT NOON, AUTOZAMM, YOUNG LYRE and DJ GIRL TIGER

WEDS MAY 30 CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT
with KORA BROTHERS, RIA HALL and DJ MIKEE TUCKER with CHE KAMIKAZE, JOSH LEYS and DJ AUTOMATIC

THURS MAY 31 AHORIBUZZ + GUESTS FRI JUNE 1 DAVID DALLAS SAT JUNE 2 GIN WIGMORE

with BECK’S DISCOVERY WINNER, THE BADS and SWEET MIX KIDS

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SAturdAY 26
JENNifEr zEA
THE NATHAN CLUB
8PM, $30-36. EvEnTfinDER.co.nz

DIMMER
T H E F I N A L S H O W S

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BODEGA

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9PM

Wellington ensemble The Black Seeds kick off their tour as they celebrate the release of their new album Dust And Dirt, starting down in Dunedin this week before heading to Wanaka on Friday, Christchurch on Saturday an Nelson on Sunday.

Venezuelan cantante and songwriter Jennifer Zea celebrates the release of her new album The Latin Soul at Auckland’s Nathan Club this Thursday with support from The Cuban Rumba Ensemble and DJ Bobby Brazuka on this night of world-style swinging.

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W I T H S P E C I A L G U E S T S

KING’S ARMS THURSDAY MAY 24TH BODEGA SAT U R DAY M AY 26T H

It’s time to flick the switch off for good – Shayne Carter, James Duncan, Gary Sullivan and Vaughan Williams join forces for the last ever Dimmer performance. Wellington’s Bodega has the privilege of hosting the band for their final show following the Wednesday and Thursday performances at The Kings Arms in Auckland.

AUtozAMM
DIGGERS BAR
8PM, $10, EvEnTfinDER.co.nz

LUCkLESS
WINE CELLAR
8PM, $10, DooR saLEs onLY

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THE KINGS ARMS
8PM, $15-25, unDERTHERaDaR.co.nz

Autozamm continue their threeheaded beast tour around the country with November Zulu and Invader Cain. This week’s Hamilton show guarantees three acts of rock with three kinds of mayhem keeping Hamiltonians three kinds of crazy.

After 18 months, Auckland duo Luckless their self-titled debut this Friday, and in celebration the twopiece will be playing at Auckland’s intimately dingy Wine Cellar with support from fellow dreampoppers Coach.

Comedian Jeremy Elwood hosts The Gunslingers Ball this week at The Kings Arms featuring an incredible line-up of The Unfaithful Ways, Bernie Griffen and the Grifters, D Burmester and the Blind, The Broadsides and Gina’s Revenge with the ever swinging Tina Turntables on the decks. It’s always a sell-out so get in quick.

Jo LittLE
DARKROOM

LEft or right
SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE
9PM, $15-20, cosMicTickETinG. co.nz

ChArtfESt
ALVARADO’S
8PM

Some 30 nationwide shows later, Jo Little winds up her lengthy tour with the final show of the Till the Blue Skies Come at the Darkroom in Christchurch with support from travelling companion Jared Smith.

Southern dubheads Left Or Right must love touring as they’re at it again celebrating their Buzzy tour. Pick up a double orange vinyl, cassette or CD at their one Wellington show this week with support from one-man loop wizard Oleh.

FridAY 25
95bfM fANCy NEw bAND
THE KINGS ARMS
7PM, fREE

The final Chartfest of NZ Music Month goes down at Alvarado’s this week, featuring the Christchurch Acoustic Collective, AKA Tiny Lies, Hera and Jed Parsons, Works End, Phil Doublet, Tor Sutton, Ryan Ferris, Shannelee Ray Etches and Matthew Smith. And as with all of the other Chartfest gigs this month, it’s free.

hiStory ii
THE OPERA HOUSE
8PM, $31-71, TickETEk.co.nz

ANikA MoA
PADDINGTON LIVE
9PM, $35, EvEnTfinDER.co.nz

SiLo SESSioNS
SILO PARK
12PM - 6PM

Loui The Zu, Tom Lark, Autumn Splendour, Two Cartoons, The Boxcar Rattle, Spring Break and The Raw Nerves. Get to know these bands before they get famous so you can act like a wanker and be all, “Yeah, I preferred their earlier stuff.”

History repeats with the touring performance of Michael Jackson’s HIStory II – the travelling tribute to the king of pop and musical biography of MJ from the Jackson 5 onwards, starring the world’s number one MJ impersonator Kenny Wizz.

Anika Moa and Family Cactus break in the newly revamped Paddington venue, Paddington Live. The Parnell bar isn’t just a place to get a steak and play the pokies anymore, and this first official gig aims to please all crowds.

Cheese On Toast hosts this week’s Silo Sessions in a New Zealand Music Month showcase extravaganza featuring a mix of talent on the bill including Ruby Frost, Dictaphone Blues, Cool Rainbows, Luckless, Cat Venom and Careerwolf.

hEAvy MEtAL NiNJAS
POWERSTATION
8PM, $25, TickETMasTER.co.nz

AwAkENED iNfErNo
ZEBEDEES
8PM, $5, DooR saLEs onLY

ivA LANkUM
SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE
7PM, $15, cosMicTickETinG.co.nz

AAA 3 DECk Show
NORTHERN STEAMSHIP
9PM

An onslaught of blistering metal arrives at Auckland’s Powerstation this Friday with three acts acting like threeheaded beasts. The all-consuming Heavy Metal Ninjas play with the ferocious Cairo Knife Fight and deviant hip-hop crew Super Villans.

Some girls will do anything to get to the prom. This fundraiser for Avonside will be helping the school formal, and features a surprisingly metal lineup of thrashers Awakened Inferno, punkers Mercy Hospital, indies Salt and death-heads Shalamar.

Having just been nominated for best female artist at the Pacific Music Awards, soul sister Iva Lankum joins forces with fellow funker Bella Kalolo for this one-off fiesta of blues/soul/ funk fusion in Wellington.

This Saturday the Northern Steamship Co Brewbar presents Adam O And Alias, AKA the AAA Three Deck Show. Somehow DJs Adam O and Alias will be on three turntables and not getting in each other’s way. All aboard.

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SuNdAY 27
SUNDAyS At SALE St
SALE ST
3PM

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thE tEMpEr trAp
THE TEMPER TRAP

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Last week I had a horrible Sunday morning, because I had a great Saturday night. Then my flatmate said, “Let’s go to Sale St,” because she likes to drink her hangover away. She bought me food and beers and all of a sudden I made three new friends and two new enemies. It was great.

CELtiC DivAS
THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE
7.30PM, $45-49, EvEnTfinDER.co.nz

Pauline Scanlon, Éilís Kennedy, Nicola Joyce and Noriana Kennedy are of Ireland’s most prominent folk singers, and the four divas are heading to New Zealand for four select shows around the country. The Sunday show at Wellington’s Paramount Theatre will be their final following their Auckland, Tauranga and Hastings performances.

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THE KINGS ARMS
7PM, $28, unDERTHERaDaR.co.nz

We all know that Xena has some pipes on her. She hits notes like Frankie Valli. So when Lucy Lawless teams up with Anika Moa, Julia Deans, Scott Wotherspoon, Ben Jurisich and JaSonic Smith along with composer of Xena, Hercules and Spartacus Joe Lo Duca, you’re in for the biggest fanboy musical experience since Captain America played the violin.

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fLorENCE + thE MAChiNE
VECTOR ARENA
7PM

When you were a kid you probably picked on the very pale-skinned girl with red hair, because face it, you were a dick in primary school. Now that you’re older you’ve realised that pasty white redheads are somehow total babes and you’re still stuck in that office job while she’s an international singing sensation. Shame.

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Even if you don’t know who The Temper Trap are you’ve probably heard them before. Over the past couple of years they’ve had a couple of singles on high rotation here, notably the catchy-as-hell ‘Love Lost’. The Temper Trap’s 2009 debut Conditions was a runaway success, propelled in part by the stature of a song called ‘Sweet Disposition’. The album sold nearly a million copies worldwide and put the Melbourne-based band on the map. Now a five-piece, with the permanent addition of Joseph Greer on keyboards, (a familiar face a few years back as Moira Cromby’s son on Shortland Street) they came together once again to work on their second album. With minimal writing having taken place prior, the band entered sessions for album two with a clean slate and little idea of what would surface. The Temper Trap starts just as strong with first single ‘Need Your Love’. But where Conditions faded over the course of the album, The Temper Trap just goes from strength to strength, delivering up 12 memorable tracks of moving pop-tinged rock. Where Conditions had two or three tracks that stood out, this new release makes it hard to pick favourites; each track could

be the highlight, until you hear the track that follows it. The more you hear the album the better each song gets. The overall result is a selftitled second album which is both seamless and diverse. The record delivers two distinct flavours, one of melancholic, mesmeric story-telling and one of synth-led, anthemic powerhouse pop. And while this may seem contradictory, strangely it isn’t at all. The songs on The Temper Trap bring together the band’s two disparate sides in a delicious fusion; the fuzzy stomp of ‘Need Your Love’ appears to be a stadium-slaying cocksure sing-along but is in fact underpinned with soulful yearning, whilst ‘Dreams’ should be a slowburning track but is in fact loaded with one of the record’s hookiest choruses. If their first album showed that they could write hit songs, The Temper Trap has proven that they can create hit albums.
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aRtist Q&a
LiA kENt MACkiLLop
DJ, LOCAL ARTIST AND CURATOR AT IN HOUSE CREATIVE PROJECTS
6.30PM, $5

The final night of art collective In House’s 12x12 exhibition is on tonight at the crew’s Cross St gallery. See 12 pieces of 12x12 photography and art in all manners of musically inspired goodness as the In House curatorial crew play out their last music month show with performances from The Raw Nerves, Evil Twins and Narwhal.

FridAY 25
rivErDANCE
ASB THEATRE
8PM, $65, BuYTickETs.co.nz

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Aaliyah, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Etta James, Ian Curtis, Johnny Cash, Tupac Shakur and Whitney Houston. What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters is a documentary directed by Ben Shapiro. It recently screened at SXSW this year. Crewdson is such an incredible photographer I can’t wait to see it. Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? Pud Palace, West Terrace, Number 4 Gallery, Silo Park and DOC bar. To all my stalkers out there my drink of choice is Café Patron. What happens when you mix Coca Cola with Pepsi? You add red wine to make Kalimotxo. Your fantasy spirit animal is… A sloth. Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… I like to think I’m pretty good at making Mexican food; I would love to host a guacamole eating competition. People say you look like… A golden retriever and Chloe Sevigny. I’ll take that. Golden retrievers are pretty damn cute.

When people think of Ireland they usually think of leprechauns and heavy drinking. That’s a gross generalisation. Leprechauns are annoying, and Kiwis are heavy drinkers as well. So stop being such a hypocrite and see The Farewell Tour of Riverdance in all of its crossgenre, tap-dancing and contemporary jig glory.

The best TV show around at the moment is… Almost anything that HBO is dishing out I’m shovelling in. Oh and Glee. I watch it to get my Top 40 fix, it’s f**king awesome. The best place for a date night is… Ken Yakitori. What generic current affair has your blood boiled? The current discussion around same sex marriage, I’m with Obama on this one. I think it’s something that really needs to be readdressed here in New Zealand. Plug whatever it is that’s coming up for you. This week is the final 12x12 exhibition from In House at Number 4 Gallery, Cross St. It starts at 6.30pm sharp and features live bands, beers and collectable prints by international and local artists. Next month as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography I’m trying my hand at curating! Our medium format photography show ’120’ opens on Tuesday the 5th of June at 6pm, Number 4 Gallery, Cross St featuring artists Anna Rankin, Jo Galvin, Johnny Egdell, Lia Kent Mackillop, Natasha Cantwell and Sam Montgomery.
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THE METEOR
7.30PM, $18-25, TickETEk.co.nz

SEUSSiCAL thE MUSiCAL
WESTPAC MAYFAIR THEATRE
7.30PM, $18-25, TickETEk.co.nz

If you don’t know the story of Oedipus and the origin of the complex that bears his name, then it’s time to get educated. Boy gets abandoned. Boy grows up. Boy falls in love. Realises who is family is. Makes it weird.

While this may only be a high school performance of a musical, the idea is solid, so we’re for it. Remember all of the Dr Seuss creations? Of course you do. See the kids of Bayfield High take on this Broadway show.

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bArD DAy’S Night
THE BASEMENT
3PM, $32-38

oN thE othEr hAND
TE WHAEA
7.30PM, $12-21

Michael Hurst is like our Kenneth Branagh. He’s an actor, director and he’s all about thespianism and Shakespeare. Cue this post-script take on what happens to Hamlet when he hangs out with Macbeth, King Lear and Othello.

This year’s New Zealand School of Dance choreographic season On the Other Hand introduces 10 new works of expressive dance from final year contemporary dance students in this multifaceted theatrical experience.

SuNdAY 27
iAN MCkELLEN thEAtrESportS
CIRCA THEATRE
2PM 7PM, $15-41, ciRca.co.nz

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ART PLAY/THEATRE MUSICAL COMEDY DANCE

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He’s Gandalf. He’s Magneto. He’s actually lots of other things as well. See Sir Ian McKellen talk about whatever it is you ask him and examine his Shakespeare and Tolkien repertoire. In his own words, “Basically it will be a party. Do come!”

Every Sunday at Wellington’s Circa Theatre, The Improvisers host their Theatresports show. You know how much you love Whose Line Is It Anyway? Well here’s your chance to see that sort of stuff live, only there’s no Ryan, Colin or Wayne Brady.

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25 May WELLINGTON 9 June AUCKLAND

CREE BROWN Celestial Bodies CRESSWELL Concerto for String Quartet WHITEHEAD Alice Hamish McKeich Conductor Helen Medlyn Mezzo-Soprano New Zealand String Quartet

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents

TICKETS $25*
*Booking fees apply.

MADE IN NEW ZEALAND

With conductor Hamish McKeich...even the impossible holds no fear for the NZSO… the audience loved it all.
– Lindis Taylor NZ Listener review of Made in NZ 2011

WONDER LAND
The brooding seas and skies
is annual concert brings together our most innovative and vibrant composers and musicians to showcase New Zealand’s inspirational contemporary talent. Come wander on the edge of the unknown.

For ticket details go to

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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Season 4 A Review by Harlequin Jones Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are two comedians who are really good at being really weird. I wonder how great it must be to be at the age they are and be paid to act stupid. The Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Is basically a skit show, starring the two writers and a bunch of really creepy/awkward other comedians, well I’m not sure if they are just people picked off the street or what. The music and the animation they use is straight up ugly, but in a dated 90’s kind of way. Not the kind of show you would recommend to everyone, but if you smoke pot or don’t mind that super awkward kind of shit then it’s definitely for you. Richard Dunn is an awesome part of this show, he has a couple of reoccurring parts like ‘Dunngeon’ and ‘Getting it Dunn’ and in one of these he interviews David Navarro. Which I never thought I’d enjoy seeing. If you want this on DVD that’s enough reason to have it, send your name + address to iwantadvdumduh@gmail.com

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It’s a one-off screening of The Village People’s Can’t Stop The Music. A pseudo-biography if ever there was one, this classic film holds the honour of actually being one of the first films to ever receive a Razzie award – in fact, it inspired the whole idea of celebrating awful films. It’s fun to go!

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Season 10 of one of the most offensive cartoons ever to grace the screen comes out on DVD this week. It’s kind of season nine as well, since the seasons actually get mixed up between America and everywhere else. It’s appropriately annoying and confusing.

Vampires are cool again, which is awesome news. See one of the best portrayals of the demonic undead all fancy on Blu-ray or DVD with the release of season four this week, and then nail your impression of Bill’s growling whisper “Sookie”.

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When a film is described as a Norwegian sex romp and it’s not a porno, odds are you’re looking at a darkly funny and scarily familiar take on marital troubles mixed with unshakable relatability. That’s exactly what you’ll be getting out of this Sundance 2011 Grand Jury Award (World Cinema Drama) winning feature debut from Anne Sewitsky.

An impressively thorough and entertaining examination of the life (thus far) of one of New Zealand’s most popular bands, Shihad: Beautiful Machine may nevertheless have limited appeal for anyone not interested in Shihad to begin with. The film takes a clear-eyed view of all aspects of the band’s history, most fascinatingly with regards to their ill-fated attempts to break America. The band members are all admirably frank about this and other topics, and the film brings to light certain conflicts that haven’t been discussed at length before – like guitarist Phil Knight’s drinking problem and the band’s increasing sense of isolation from lead singer Jon Toogood while in America. The dysfunction makes for a

great drama, even if it never quite elevates Beautiful Machine to the level of such iconic band docos as Some Kind of Monster or Anvil! The Story of Anvil. As a celebration of a band and their music, however, it cannot be faulted. It also does a good job of acknowledging the central role the band members’ significant others played in the life of the band. Assessing whether or not this will play well to non-fans is difficult – I was caught up in every moment, but I love Shihad and I love documentaries about New Zealand subjects. If you have even the slightest interest in either of these topics, be sure to see this movie.
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It’s so good to see Josh Brolin playing a young Tommy Lee Jones. These two ultimate dudes look the same, talk the same and are both everything that you expect a classic hard-arse man to be. The third Men In Black has time travel, and Lady Gaga and our own Jemaine Clement as aliens.

Auckland’s Silo Cinema continues to crack out the gems despite the weather outside being frightful. It’s the classic tale of “it was a dream all along”, with a free outdoor screening of the Judy Garland iconic musical The Wizard of Oz. Some 70 years on and the film is still a favourite for all ages.

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Freida Pinto found fame with her appearance as the hot girl in Slumdog Millionaire. Now she’s back in this adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles as a young Indian woman whose life is falling to pieces between a mixture of romance and society. Michael Winterbottom (A Mighty Heart, The Trip) directs.

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There’s something to do every night of the week at The Claddagh in Newmarket. Have a game of pool on a Monday, try your arm in the darts competition on Tuesday, enter a team in the Wednesday night pub quiz, and have a few Whiskeys and have a sing on karaoke Thursdays. Friday and Saturday is live music night and cure that Sunday hangover with a roast meal.

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Join us at Barrio on Wednesday and drink your way out of the mid-week and mid-winter blues. Warm your soul with a hearty homemade soup while sipping a $6 Jamesons by the fire. Have fun with felts, get way too competitive over Pictionary, play some pool and listen to some swell live music in the cosy Barrio courtyard. Join us every other Wednesday from 7.30pm or get in early for happy hour specials.

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Vesbar is AUT’s student bar and has heaps of free weekly events to get amongst. Test your smarts at the Vesbar Pub Quiz on Tuesdays from 6pm, sing your heart out at Vesbar’s karaoke night on Wednesdays from 7pm and check out the best AUT bands take on the best local bands in the annual battle of the bands final this Thursday 24 May from 7pm.

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Situated only five minutes from Vector Arena, the Paddington is the perfect spot for pre-concert dinner and drinks. This week The Paddington Live begins on Saturday night with Anika Moa and Family Cactus with tickets available from Event Finder. Head to facebook.com/ paddingtonlive for a full list of weekly deals and events.

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Wed 23
Chekhov in hell
Circa Theatre

ShiT WorTh doinG

nz sChool oF DanCe ChoreographiC season 2012
Te Whaea: NZ National Dance and Drama Centre

SaT 26
Chekhov in hell
Circa Theatre

CeltiC Divas

The Paramount Theatre

Chekhov in hell
Circa Theatre

DoCumentary eDge Festival
Reading Cinema

rigoletto

St James Theatre

CosmiC’s 15th BirthDay party
Good Luck

DoCumentary eDge Festival
Reading Cinema

gooD times stanDup ComeDy
Meow

salsaDrome, zoukarama & tango milonga

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the sunDay Jazz CluB
Public Bar & Eatery Circa Theatre

Whitireia Performance Centre

the mighty mighty Quiz
Mighty Mighty Bettys

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iva lamkum & Bella kalolo

theatresports

7PM, San Fran Bath House, $15

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Te Whaea: NZ National Dance and Drama Centre

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10PM, Mighty Mighty

lion eyes, BlaCk City lights & sum tram tigers
Mighty Mighty

Mon 28
DoCumentary eDge Festival
Reading Cinema

Fri 25
Chekhov in hell
Circa Theatre

louis Baker

Evil Genius Records

mi Casa su Casa
9PM, Bettys

porCelaintoy, Johanna & the mystery
9pm, Mighty Mighty, $10

Tue 29
Chekhov in hell
Circa Theatre

DoCumentary eDge Festival
Reading Cinema Sandwiches

thieves at Dawn, Fire Danger & the Dions
Bar Medusa

nz sChool oF DanCe ChoreographiC season 2012
Te Whaea: NZ National Dance and Drama Centre

Famous FriDays maDe in new zealanD: wonDerlanD
Wellington Town Hall

DoCumentary eDge Festival
Reading Cinema

rigoletto

Thu 24
Chekhov in hell
Circa Theatre El Horno

St James Theatre

samBora & p.Digsss
Sandwiches

nzsm orChestra: rhapsoDie riverDanCe

St Andrews on the Terrace St James Theatre

miChael JaCkson: history ii
The Opera House

Chris Bryant DoCumentary eDge Festival
Reading Cinema

the intriCate art oF aCtually Caring
Downstage Theatre iFIL Towers

nz sChool oF DanCe ChoreographiC season 2012
Te Whaea: NZ National Dance and Drama Centre 9PM, Meow, $5

urBantramper vinyl CluB

the intriCate art oF aCtually Caring
Downstage Theatre

leFt or right

the raskolnikovs the roseneath reBels superBanD

Southern Cross

9AM, San Fran Bath House, $15

miCah, B-lo & kev Fresh
Bettys

Sun 27
the Boptet
The Lido Cafe

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ShiT WorTh doinG

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Wed 23
a miDsummer night’s Dream
Maidment Theatre

BarD Day’s night
The Basement

95BFm FanCy new BanD showCase
7PM, The Kings Arms

Jason smith
9PM, Basalt The Civic

Brett polley
9PM, QF Tavern Town Hall

aCoustiC weDnesDay w/ eli guttenBeil
7PM, Neighbourhood Bar

CeltiC Divas Cian

a miDsummer night’s Dream
Maidment Theatre

Jersey Boys kara gorDon Duo
8PM, Glen Eden RSA 8PM, Moretons Bar

anthony/pete
9PM, Merchant Bar

BaBy steps sounD system BarD Day’s night
The Basement

6PM, Racket Bar

malCom mCCallum manuel BunDy, Jason eli & aDam o
6PM, Snapdragon

6PM, The Britomart Country Club

Dimmer

8PM, The Kings Arms

autozamm, novemBer zulu & invaDer Cain
The Kingslander The Basement

DJ Dylan C

7PM, Neighbourhood Bar

BarD Day’s night BoBBy Brazuka
11PM, 1885 Basement

Bearhat FrenD superBirD
7PM, Khuja

general lee
7PM, Chapel Bar

morD Fustang (estonia)
10PM, Code

BriDey

gerry rooDerkerk
10PM, The Fiddler Irish Bar

Brett polley
8PM, De Post

the mysterians, the Cavemen & emBuDo gas
9PM, Snakepit, $5

9PM, The Fiddler Irish Bar

Creative Jazz CluB: Jim
8PM, 1885 Basement, $10

the get Down
6PM, Sale St

CarDiaC CraCk up
SkyCity Theatre

nameless sons
8PM, Backbeat, $10

Dimmer

imagine this
8PM, Snapdragon The Nathan Club

Cian

8PM, The Kings Arms

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

nyntee

8PM, 1885 Britomart

Dirty Diana’s sol night
7PM, Chapel Bar Q Theatre

JenniFer zea Jersey Boys
The Civic

the ComeDowns

11PM, The Fiddler Irish Bar

pat 4 presiDent

9PM, Elephant Wrestler

Footnote DanCe hear no evil
6PM, Racket Bar

Josh leys

Computers want me DeaD, kiDz in spaCe & tom lark
The Whiskey Bar

rhythm & style
5PM, Sale St

6PM, The Britomart Country Club

riQi harawera riverDanCe
ASB Theatre

house oF shem sounD system, Che Fu & king kapisi
The Whiskey Bar

lost roCkets, DeathBeam & CarB on CarB
9PM, Lucha Lounge

Dean te paa
8PM, GBS Bar

9PM, Florrie McGreals

DJ rose aliCe

6PM, Nuffield St Brew Bar

Jersey Boys
The Civic

luCkless w/ CoaCh
8PM, The Wine Cellar

DJ solly & DJ aroha
5PM, Neighbourhood Bar

silo Cinema: the wizarD oF oz
Silo Park

karaoke kate
9PM, QF Tavern

riverDanCe
ASB Theatre

Dre & normski eli guttenBeil

7PM, Northern Steamship 7PM, Quay St Club Rooms

suBstanCe & you are my B.o.
The Basement

olD FashioneD weDnesDays
Barrio

root Down w/ Frank Booker & Dean CampBell
6PM, Tyler St. Garage

tiDo

6PM, Racket Bar

Frank Booker & spooky
5PM, Everybodys

zoh zoh

retro weDnesDay
5PM, Sale St ASB Theatre

riverDanCe suBstanCe & you are my B.o.
The Basement

ruBy Frost, sarah Brown, late nyte hype & hannah graCe
The Whiskey Bar

7PM, The Kingslander

suBstanCe & you are my B.o.
The Basement

Freestyle w/ alisha lawrie paul, Frank Booker, Benwah & lewis mCCallum
5PM, Tyler St. Garage 6PM, Longroom

SaT 26
2’s a CrowD
8PM, BlackSalt

FriDays at longroom the FriDay BlenDer
8PM, Chapel Bar

taking it BaCk w/ sam hill
7PM, Longroom Whammy Bar

a miDsummer night’s Dream
Maidment Theatre

Thu 24
1885 live: sweet mix kiDs
9PM, 1885 Britomart

this thing oF ours

Full moon FiasCo w/ sherpa & mothers oF Darkness
Whammy Bar

a ponsonBy institution
8PM, Chapel Bar

a miDsummer night’s Dream
Maidment Theatre

Fri 25
2’s a CrowD
9PM, BlackSalt

aaa 3 DeCk show anika moa

granDuo

Northern Steamship Co. 8PM, Paddington Live, $35

8PM, The Patriot

aCoustiC thursDay w/ JaDe pritCharD
5PM, Northern Steamship

heavy metal ninJa, Cairo kniFe Fight & super villains
8pm, Powerstation

autozamm, novemBer zulu & invaDer Cain
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10PM, 1885 Britomart

Wed 23
raCkets, BeaCh pigs, transistors & ipswitCh
Dux Live

Ctrl alt roCk

The Fox and Ferret, Riccarton

Brett polley the C2

9PM, Rickshaw Eddies 9PM, The Patriot

Sun 27
DaviD shanhun
9PM, Elephant Wrestler

the haze, lupus lunar, t CoFFey & the grinDers
Zebedees

Quiz night
Phoenix Bar

insane Jane

the Departure CluB
10PM, 1885 Britomart

Pierside Cafe and Bar

DJ Dylan C & DJ solly
3PM, Neighbourhood Bar

Degas to DalÌ: mary kisler & natasha ConlanD on van gogh Jersey Boys
The Civic

Thu 24
house oF mountain
Dux Live

linDon puFFin w/ BrenDan gregg
Revival Bar

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

DJ sister aCt
4PM, Chapel Bar 8PM, De Post

rDu 98.5Fm rounDup 2012 w/ Bang Bang eChe & thought Creature
9PM, Dux Live Phoenix Bar

FranCis Jakeman the gunslingers Ball
8pm, The Kings Arms, $25

luCy lawless

karaoke w/ DJ ChiCk
Pierside Cafe and Bar darkroom

8PM, The Kings Arms, $28

total Control will Frost

pat 4 presiDent
3PM, Merchant Bar

Jo little & JareD smith salsa on thursDays
Salsa Latina Dance Studio Phoenix Bar

gooDy 2 shoes
9PM, Merchant Bar

Lyttelton Library

riverDanCe
ASB Theatre

Jason kyle, normski & imagine this
6PM, Snapdragon

shae snell

the shameless two

6AM, The Fiddler Irish Bar

Sun 27
amiria grenell rDu 98.5Fm rounDup 2012
9PM, Dux Live Riccarton House & Bush

Jersey Boys
The Civic

sunDay at sale st
3PM, Sale St

Fri 25
awakeneD inFerno w/ merCy hospital, salt & shalamar
Zebedees

last night a DJ saveD my liFe w/ Bill Brewster
10PM, Ink Bar, $20

sunDay session w/ sentimental sounD system
3PM, Chapel Bar

will Frost

New Brighton Library

latin aotearoa manuel BunDy
7PM, Everybodys

6PM, The Britomart Country Club

Mon 28
CluB Connoisseurs
6PM, Chapel Bar vector Arena

BoB’s yer unCle
Phoenix Bar

Captain JaCk

Ferrymead Speights Ale House

Mon 28
amiria grenell
8PM, Dux Live

master Jams w/ DJ tiDo
9PM, Tyler St. Garage

FlorenCe + the maChine the kings arms monDay musiC Quiz
7PM, The Kings Arms

Charlotte ivey & simon gregory
darkroom

nz musiC month summit
Q Theatre

Quiz night Quiz night

Ctrl alt roCk

Ferrymead Speights Ale House Pierside Cafe and Bar

The Fox and Ferret, The Palms

pnC, @peaCe & the arC
The Whiskey Bar ASB Theatre

D n D showBanD DJ mike t

Becks Southern Alehouse

riverDanCe roCk out west sanDon James

Tue 29
greg Johnson, Jan hellreigel & guests
The Whiskey Bar

The Monday Room

Tue 29
Jamesons Jam sessions
Bealey’s Speight’s Ale House

6PM, The Coda Lounge 11PM, 1885 Basement

oleh anD leFt or right sounDsystem
Pierside Cafe and Bar

Jersey Boys
The Civic

poker night

sueDe arCaDe
Dux Live

Pierside Cafe and Bar

saturDay at sale st
7PM, Sale St

the kings arms puB Quiz
7PM, The Kings Arms 8PM, Windsor Castle

siCk DisCo Ft. Chaos in the CBD suBmariner

wilson amusements Family Carnival
Craighead Reserve

sheD 31 w/ Forgotten generation
Dux Live

10PM, Cassette Nine, $10 6PM, Imperial Lane

open miC night the pinkertons, super JellyFish
8PM, The Kings Arms

SaT 26
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8PM, The Bedford

suBstanCe & you are my B.o.
The Basement

worlDs greatest Quiz night w/ thane kirBy
7PM, Chapel Bar

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Wed 23
For the Quail
9PM, Refuel

WaIkaTO GIG GuIdE
seussiCal the musiCal
Westpac Mayfair Theatre Glue Gallery

Wed 23
oeDipus rex vegas
The Meteor, Hamilton Diggers Bar, Hamilton

kaha

thought Creature

7PM, Telecom Playhouse, Hamilton

killatron 4000! oeDipus rex

seussiCal the musiCal
Westpac Mayfair Theatre

8PM, Diggers Bar, Hamilton, $10 The Meteor, Hamilton

SaT 26
magpie, song & DanCe
Knox Church

Thu 24
astro ChilDren
5PM, Dunedin Public Library

Thu 24
autozamm, novemBer zulu & invaDer Cain
Diggers Bar, Hamilton

seussiCal the musiCal
Westpac Mayfair Theatre

SaT 26
ignition kaha
Diggers Bar, Hamilton 7PM, Telecom Playhouse, Hamilton

the BlaCk seeDs
8PM, Sammys Crown Hotel

the Forty winks seussiCal the musiCal
Westpac Mayfair Theatre

Sun 27
song, DanCe & earth: BaCk to BaBylon
Dunedin Railway Station

oeDipus rex

The Meteor, Hamilton

Fri 25
the BlaCk seeDs
8PM, Great Lake Centre, Taupo

oeDipus rex

The Meteor, Hamilton

Fri 25
kate graCe & marCus turner rally oF otago
The Octagon Dunedin Public Library

Jae BeDForD & the BeDForDs
Otago Museum

tastyBrown

The Gables Tavern, Hamilton

CrossroaDs Duo

Cosmopolitan Club, Hamilton

Mon 28
song sale may 2012
The Church

the Dirty sweets
Static Bar, Hamilton

Sun 27
great Brain roBBers
Diggers Bar, Hamilton

house oF shem, Jahvier & ChaD ChamBers
The Shed, Taupo

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SAT 5TH THE REDOUBT THURS 10TH THE WHISKEY LIVE

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FRI 18TH DENNISTON DOG

MILFORD SOUND
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FRI 25TH BLUE DUCK CAFE

WESTPORT
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thu 24 may 4 Cross St, Auckland

NZ INterNatIoNal FIlm FestIval
sun 19 Jul - sun 05 aug Multiple Venues, Auckland Fri 27 Jul - sun 12 aug Multiple Venues, Wellington Fri 27 Jul - sun 12 aug Multiple Venues, Dunedin thu 09 aug - sun 26 aug Hoyts Northlands, Christchurch

95bFm FaNcy New baNd showcase aUtoZamm, November ZUlU & INvader caIN

Fri 25 may The Kings Arms, Auckland

thu 24 may Diggers Bar, Hamilton Fri 25 may The Kingslander, Auckland sat 26 may The Backyard, Auckland

dame edNa everage

Jo lIttle

sat 11 aug The Civic, Auckland sun 12 aug The Civic, Auckland mon 13 aug The Civic, Auckland tue 14 aug The Civic, Auckland

thu 24 may The Darkroom, Christchurch

lady gaga’s the borN thIs way ball
thu 07 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland Fri 08 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland sun 10 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland

ladyhawKe blacKlIstt

Fri 13 Jul San Fran Bath House, Wellington sat 14 Jul Studio, Auckland

opossom

Fri 31 may Refuel, Dunedin sat 01 Jun Saints and Sinners, Invercargill sun 02 Jun The Bedford, Christchurch Fri 08 Jun Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui sat 09 Jun The Brownzy, Browns Bay Fri 15 Jun The Mayfair, New Plymouth sat 16 Jun San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 22 Jun Altitude Bar, Hamilton sat 23 Jun Powerstation, Auckland

lawreNce arabIa dImmer
wed 23 may The Kings Arms, Auckland thu 24 may The Kings Arms, Auckland sat 26 may Bodega, Wellington

thu 31 may - sat 02 Jun Lucha Lounge, Auckland Fri 08 Jun San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Fri 13 Jul St Michaels and All Angels, Christchurch sat 14 Jul Sammy’s, Dunedin Fri 20 Jul Town Hall, Auckland sat 21 Jul Opera House, Wellington

radIohead (UK)

tue 06 nov Vector Arena, Auckland

smashINg pUmpKINs terror

sat 04 aug Vector Arena, Auckland

the eNglIsh beat

blacK Keys

thu 23 aug Powerstation, Auckland

sat 03 nov Vector Arena, Auckland mon 05 nov TSB Bank Arena, Wellington

FlIght oF the coNchords

tue 17 Jul Void, Hamilton wed 18 Jul The Kings Arms, Auckland

the blacK seeds

thu 24 may Sammy’s, Dunedin Fri 25 may Lakes Centre, Wanaka sat 26 may The Bedford, Christchurch sun 27 may NSOM, Nelson thu 30 may Altitude, Hamilton Fri 31 may Powerstation, Auckland sat 01 Jun Powerstation, Auckland sun 02 Jun The Front Room, Wellington mon 02 Jun The Front Room, Wellington

celtIc dIvas

thu 24 may Town Hall, Auckland Fri 25 may Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga sat 26 may Playhouse Theatre, Hastings sun 27 may The Paramount Theatre, Wellington

wed 13 Jun Hawkes Bay Opera House, Hastings thu 14 Jun Founders Theatre, Hamilton sat 16 Jun Town Hall, Auckland sun 17 Jun TSB Showplace, New Plymouth tue 19 Jun Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington wed 20 Jun Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington thu 21 Jun Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington sat 23 Jun Regent Theatre, Dunedin sun 24 Jun Events Centre, Queenstown tue 26 Jun CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch wed 27 Jun Trafalgar Centre, Nelson sun 01 Jul Vector Arena, Auckland

tIKI taaNe

sat 02 June Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi

leFt or rIght

thu 24 may San Fran Bath House, Wellington sat 02 Jun Sammy’s, Dunedin Fri 08 Jun Tillermans, Invercargill sat 16 Jun Strawberry Tree, Kaikoura Fri 22 Jun Subculture, Queenstown sat 23 Jun Mint Bar, Wanaka Fri 29 Jun Blue Pub, Methven sat 30 Jun Dux Live, Christchurch

tIm rIpper oweNs UrbaNtramper

leNNy heNry (UK) lIl’ baNd o’ gold

Fri 01 Jun Bodega, Wellington sat 02 Jun The Kings Arms, Auckland

sun 24 Jun ASB Theatre, Auckland wed 27 Jun Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Fri 25 may Space Monster, Whanganui sat 26 may Garret St, Wellington

wed 04 Jul Opera House, Wellington thu 05 Jul Municipal Theatre, Napier Fri 06 Jul Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton sat 07 Jul Powerstation, Auckland

NasUm (se) coldplay FloreNce + the machINe (UK)
mon 28 may Vector Arena, Auckland

thu 28 aug The Kings Arms, Auckland

sat 10 nov Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

ghostFace KIllah

thu 07 Jun Powerstation, Auckland

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The woman-power of ‘Dog Days’, the eerie sounds of ‘no Light, no Light’, and the emotional battle cries behind ‘heartlines’ – the Brit with the extraordinary voice is headed back to our shores. after captivating audiences in 2010 with her unique and powerful sound, Florence + The machine are gearing up for an auckland show on may 28. In 2010, Florence welch was still considered to be the “indie darling” of the music world, known only in the fringes of those with the ‘in’. now, her music has exploded onto the mainstream airwaves and this year’s show is predicted to be bigger and better than before. The tour comes off the back of her recent album Ceremonials and the latest MTV Unplugged session, released in april. after her debut album Lungs announcing her presence in the music scene, Ceremonials is a strong follow-up, something that welch says she wanted to have an overarching idea behind. “It’s a proper studio album in that sense,” she says. “a group of songs that paint a unified picture of where I am in my life right now.” welch has labelled that picture as “my incorrigible maximalism” – whatever that means exactly can only be defined by the strength of her music and her words. without falling into clichés, she says the second album really is the transition to becoming a woman, and what’s more a grown-up. “Lungs was very much the work of someone wrestling with sort of simultaneously being a teenager and being an adult, “ says the 25-yearold singer. “This is the work of someone who’s trying to grow up I guess? But probably failing,” she says with a laugh. In just a few years, welch has certainly done some growing up. In 2010, she broke into the american scene with ‘Dog Days’, a blazing hit that is arguably one of her most recognisable songs for the raw energy and the throbbing beat of the drum.

In the last year alone she has performed live on Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, the 53rd Grammy awards and even the 83rd academy awards. not to mention Beyonce’s acknowledgement of Florence + The machine as a key influence on her last album. not bad for a girl who dreamt up her debut album in her South London bedroom. “It’s certainly a very different thing this time around – making an album that you know a lot of people are anticipating,” reflects welch. “But I’ve just tried to do what I would have done anyway. This one is a real attempt to make exactly the kind of music I want to hear: dramatic and really huge and kind of spooky.” That effect certainly came out in welch’s mTV Unplugged sessions where she dazzled audiences with her set. not one to do things by halves, welch and her three band members were joined by a 10-piece Gospel choir from new York. not to mention Queens of the Stone age’s Josh homme for a cover of Johnny Cash’s ‘Jackson’. welch says she was in awe of the show’s surroundings, a former synagogue, in which they played surrounded by dozens of candles. “I had to stop myself after every song... I would be like, ‘wow.’ It was so amazing performing the songs stripped back and just really being able to concentrate on the songs and the emotions.” no doubt the red-haired beauty will ignite passionate flames in her fans again for her one-off show in new Zealand. WRITTEN BY LAuRA WEASER
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new ZeaLanD reGGae/funk royalty The Black Seeds have been ever-present in the local scene for a decade now, and look set to storm the charts once again with the release of their new album Dust And Dirt. and if founding member Daniel weetman’s optimism is well placed, it could be one of their best yet. The Seeds’ long-awaited fifth studio album and seventh release in total, following a live compilation and a remix album, seems to have been a bit of a labour of love. The band put touring on the backburner for a year to dedicate all their energy towards the project. Two band members fell off since fourth album Solid Ground, with one moving to Ireland and one choosing to focus on study, leaving a six-strong core. “over that time,” weetman recounts, “we didn’t have our own space to write in so we were using the phoenix Foundation’s rehearsal space, the Car Club in wellington... and then we had this space come up where we could rehearse and record, and we’d never had that before... that really made a difference with this album.” Since the release of their debut album in 2001, The Black Seeds have been instrumental in dragging new Zealand reggae/dub into the mainstream. along with others like Katchafire and Fat Freddy’s Drop, they have introduced the genre to a whole section of society who otherwise may never have given it a chance, and in doing so, have established themselves as one of the most popular acts in the country. But with success has come a backlash, with the term “BBQ reggae” bandied about condescendingly by bloggers and Joe Bloggs alike. “when there are so many different types of music out there and you’ve got one genre getting pushed a lot by the media – and when something’s popular, that’s what the media pushes – I can see how some journalists and other musicians and general punters can get a bit sick of hearing about it and think, why not just knock it down a few spots. when I hear that from a journalist I just think it’s pretty weak journalism – pull out your thesaurus and work a bit harder. But we just find it funny now – we do what we do, the fans dig what we’re doing and we’re happy with the music we’re making. There’re always going to be lovers and haters out there.” with a fan base sprouting up in Germany and France, a new deal with iconic US reggae label easy Star records and american festival slots sewn up for august, weetman is clear that the band plan to keep on pushing: “These things need to be happening – we’ve all got families. we’re really giving it our all for this album. we’re completely proud of it, and we just need to get it out there for the masses and see what can happen.” WRITTEN BY NICK MuLvEY
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raGGamUFFIn IS aLwaYS a hit with folks around the country. There’s something about reggae that a lot of new Zealanders just seem to get. The raggamuffin folks know this, and that’s why they’re taking the festival on the road next week with international and local headliners Fiji, J Boog, peetah morgan, hot rain, Spawnbreezie, Sons of Zion and Soljah.

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George ‘Fiji’ Veikoso is one of the biggest polynesian artists around. That’s what you get when you manage to successfully mix reggae, hip hop, r’n’b and jazz. Celebrating 20 years of recording and performing, the award-winning performer has played with Ziggy, Kymani and Damien marley, Inner Circle, maxi priest, Gladys Knight and aaron neville to name just a few.

J Boog
Samoan by heritage, born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, J Boog’s musical inspiration could have gone many ways. The singer found fame by embracing his strong sense of tradition and culture and putting that effort into his music career, where he’s found himself in the number one spot on the reggae billboards more than a few times.

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originally known for his distinctive vocals in his legendary family band morgan heritage, peetah morgan has made the transition into a solo career and new Zealand audiences are lucky enough to see what the artist can do on his lonesome.

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It’s not a real reggae festival unless you’ve got an ensemble of jammers. enter hot rain, who have just release their first album Self Titled. The hawaiians have found themselves at the top spot of several of their homeland’s radio stations with their hits ‘Love’, ‘Cuz I’m’ and ‘heavyweight Love’.
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