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The Naked and Famous have struck gold in the USA with the announcement that the single ‘Young Blood’ from the album Passive Me, Aggressive You has racked up 500,000 stateside sales. This certified gold sales achievement follows The Naked and Famous reaching platinum in NZ (with 15,000 sales) and Australia (70,000 sales) as well as gold in Canada (40,000 sales). The second single from the aforementioned debut studio album (released in 2010) ‘Punching In A Dream’ has also reached gold here in NZ as well as Australia.

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Madonna got a boob out. On purpose. As if naming her album what is basically a misspelling of a drug (controversial puns and provocative wordplay is all the rage), the singer has upset right wing French political leader Marine Le Pen who is threatening to sue Madge over the use swastika imagery imposed on the leaders face. Now the singer has displayed a bad case of the boobs at a concert in Istanbul where she flopped out one of her rather buff nipples. Lady Gaga’s final Born This Way Ball show at Auckland’s Vector Arena was a headbanger. Literally. Gaga took a hit to the noggin mid performance during one of the clearly complex ‘Judas’ dance routines, and subsequently suffered from a concussion. “I want to apologize,” Gaga said to the audience. “I did hit my head and I think I may have a concussion but don’t you worry I will finish this show.”

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Disney’s Mary Poppins musical is heading to New Zealand in October following the sell-out season in Australia. Worldwide the production has grossed over (US)$679 million and has won 44 industry awards from the Tonys to the Helpmanns. While no dates have been announced just yet, eager punters can sign up to the waiting list for pre-sales at marypoppinsthemusical.co.nz. General sales open on sale Thursday 21 June, and considering the show played to sell-out audiences in Australia for nine months it’s a fair call that tickets will sell like hot cakes.

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Frankie and The Four Seasons musical Jersey Boys finishes in Auckland this week, but if you’re jonesing for some more ‘60s delights then good news. Direct from Las Vegas, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons musical tribute show Oh What A Night is heading to New Zealand in August and running through to September for 10 shows around the country in Auckland, Rotorua, Hamilton, Napier, Wanganui, Palmerston North, Wellington, Invercargill and Christchurch. Tickets go on sale Thursday 14 June and can be found through ohwhatanight.co.nz.

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Next week sees the Matariki ’12 Festival take place around the country. Celebrating the Maori new year, the Matariki festivities kick off on Thursday 21 June around the country and run through to Saturday 21 July. A variety of productions, plays, dance performances, workshops, concerts, installations and much more will be presented throughout the month-long celebrations at multiple venues around Auckland and Wellington as well as the rest of New Zealand. More information can be found at matarikifestival.org.nz.

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Brooklynites Grizzly Bear have announced two shows in New Zealand in November – the first time the quartet have toured the country. Ahead of their much-anticipated and as-yet untitled fourth studio album, the highly-praised band will play at The Opera House in Wellington on Tuesday 20 November and at the Bruce Mason Centre on Auckland’s North Shore on Wednesday 21 November. Tickets are available now through Ticketek for the Wellington show and through Ticket Master for the Auckland show.

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You may have heard the term “IPv6” floating around over the past few weeks. If you haven’t we’ll give you a brief rundown – it’s basically the new innernets Yep, the innernets has run out. Someone broke it by linking too many pictures of cats to their tweetums and emailing funny videos of people getting hit in the dick to each other. That’s a slight simplification, but it’s the gist of it. IPv6 is the next generation Internet protocol. The most widely used protocol at present is IPv4 which is 32bit. IPv6 is 128 bit which allows for a practically unlimited number of IP addresses. Think of every desktop, laptop, mobile phone, iPad, smartphone and all other devices that connect to the Internet. Now realise the fact that the Internet is a limited – it actually doesn’t go on forever and there’s only so much trawling that the computer fairies can carry from Santa’s workshop to your iPhone. IPv4 provided 4.2 billion addresses, and that seemed like a lot when the Internet was created roughly four decades ago and launched about three decades ago. Now, IPv6 provides approximately 340 undecillion addresses. That’s a number that we got from the New Zealand IPv6 task force, and we’re

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not sure if it’s a real number or what. But it’s 3.4×10^38, or 360 trillion trillion trillion. That’s heaps. A gradual adoption of IPv6 over 10 to 15 years is expected, and IPv4 infrastructure will exist beyond that timeframe. Over time new services will be available on IPv6 which will not be available using IPv4. If you’re wondering where IPv5 went, you don’t get to know. It was an experiment and the common folk can’t use it. It’s probably in Area 51. Vint Cerf, the Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, and a founding father of the Internet summed it all up very well. “There are already 5.5 billion mobiles in the world. If they all had Internet addresses it would exhaust [IPv4, the current Internet system we run on], so 16 years later… we’re compelled to implement a new one so we can continue to grow the network.” The launch has officially happened and IPv6 is turned on. It will take many years for the transition to happen, but the powers that be are assuring us that we don’t have to worry and we don’t need to do anything to prepare. For more information go to ipv6.org. nz or google.com/intl/en/ipv6.

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The pink-haired candy-punk chick celebrates the release of her debut full-length album Volition as she tours around the country with her merry band of ice maidens. See the brand new material you can expect from the new album in all of its sensational electronic glory.

One of our favourite garage acts are taking their show around the country as they celebrate their muchanticipated album release. The first show of the fivestop tour is in Wellington this Friday with Las Tetas and No Aloha, followed by a show at Space Monster in Wanganui on Saturday 16 July with Las Tetas and Caves.

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Girl Tiger and MayaVanya play at Auckland’s Racket Bar for Bitches N Shit. Is that taking back feminism? Or is it just calling a themed night a name that has the word “bitch” in it? There’s no promise that all of you poonhounds will end up getting laid, so don’t think this is some kind of orgy night. It’s not.

As the Auckland four-piece celebrate their return to the New Zealand music scene with Skinny Mirror, Goodshirt are still playing shows around the country to crowds suffering from a bad case of the nostalgias as well as newer fans who may not be as familiar with the yesteryear hits ‘Green’, ‘Sophie’ and ‘Buck It Up’.

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The weekly showcase put on by 1885 Britomart and The New Zealand Music Commission has the genrecrossing Coco Solid taking the floor this week. As per usual, the night will be hosted by Sweet Mix Kids and also features the Velvet Sound Society.

If jazz was an animal it would be bear. But a real smooth bear. Remember that bear from Angry Beavers? Barry was his name. He was like Barry White. He was smooth and people just loved to hear him. The Auckland Jazz Orchestra is like him in a suit.

These Automatic Changers are touring in celebration of their single ‘One Fifty Six’ on the Sell Your Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll tour. With a sound that’s nothing shy of international stadium rock, the four-piece will be wowing crowds in Tauranga this Friday – followed by their final show of the tour at The YOT Club in Raglan on Saturday.

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Nadia Reid returns to her acoustic roots joined by fiddle player Flora Knight from The Eastern, and the two continue on their whirlwind tour around the country. Tiny Lies and Aldous Harding play support at the always popular Wunderbar.

Waots, Fauxhound, $noregazZzm, Glasgow and Old Grey Wolf come together for one night of insane casiotronica or whatever it is that you want to call it. They say “electric tweek wizards show how to really play Nintendo”, which is spot on.

“Hanzel und Gretyl is an Intergalactik Fairytale stompin’ through the Evil Black Forest Galaxy spillin’ beer, destroying sound waves and keeping all things uber!” They also look like two BDSM fans tripping on some kind of candy-flipping ketamine mash-up who are about to strip off and start rodeo-doeing.

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Wellington eight-piece reggae/dance hall beatists Tomorrow People are taking to Hamilton for the first time for the official release party for their new album One. Support comes from H-town locals One Drop N8tives and DJ Hemz with MC Mahuru Robinson MC Pango Winterburn.

Labrador Van, The Kief and Rhiain McGrath might not be the most familiar of names just yet, but from what we’ve heard the collective of post-punk lo-fi heartachers have the chops to make it to the airwaves and your record collection.

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This week Sick Disco hosts Sampology’s Super Visual Apocalypse – the international tour encouraging audiences to party like there’s no tomorrow in an audio visual celebration mash-up. It promises to be a night of mixed, mashed messiness for both your earballs and eyeholes.

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Blacklistt have (unsurprisingly) brought in audiences reaching the thousands on their tour so far, and there’s little doubt that the rest of the shows will be just as insane. Blindspott fans have been waiting for a tour like this for years, and audience reaction has proved that Blacklistt are not here to disappoint.

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The Canterbury finals of the 2012 Smokefree Rockquest arrive at the Jack Mann Auditorium on Saturday and will carry through to Sunday. Twentyfour high-school bands come together to have fun but also beat each other and prove that there can be only one. It’s a really placid battle between teenagers with instrument weapons.

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Christchurch country collective The Unfaithful Ways truly are a sight to see live. If you’re thinking country and your head is going to Willie Nelson, think more along the lines of Justin Townes Earle or even Fleet Foxes and you’ve got The Unfaithful Ways.

Brazilian dubstep dup Dirtyloud are the main attraction at Be Club’s Awesomesauce! Saturday night spectacular. The night of electronica gets better with support acts Jaycen A’mour, Beat Mafia, Wade Marriner, Ohbee and Staple announced.

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This very special one-off show sees guitar master Paul Ubana Jones perform everything he’s learned from nearly 40 years of touring internationally, from Nigerian folk to the guitar heroes of the ‘60s, jazz maestros and blues legends.

It’s the single release show for Ekko Park’s latest release ‘Simpatico’ from the as of yet untitled forthcoming debut album that the four-piece Auckland rock act are putting out. What else are you going to do on Sunday, drink by yourself? Loser.

on paper, Sigur rós shouldn’t be globally popular, much less have had a song on the soundtrack of a Tom cruise movie (Vanilla Sky). For one, they once recorded an album, ( ), consisting entirely of untitled tracks sung in a constructed language called Hopelandic. And their frontman sings in falsetto. Yet their soundscapes of stubborn, resonant beauty have found a place in the public consciousness, so much so that “Sigur Rós” has become as much a descriptor as the name of a band. Say it. You know what it means: A slow-panning camera over windswept ice. The colour blue. Slow motion flight. Chimes. Drones. Ambience. Bows on strings. Valtari is all these things, a return to a purer Sigur Rós sound after the band’s adventures in uptempo pop on Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust. This album moves slowly – very slowly – and it is appreciated slowly. Valtari means “steamroller” in Icelandic, and this is music that rolls, not races, to its point. Opening track ‘Ég Anda’ spends a good two minutes steadily turning up the volume on rhythmic breathing, backed by something akin to the string section of an orchestra tuning pre-performance. You expect it all to rise to a melody, but first comes a detour into

dissonant chiming before the singing finally kicks in, only to be subsumed by a heartbeat made from feedback and what sounds like pounding artillery guns. The unhurried pace makes room for this; textbook Sigur Rós tinged with revelations. ‘Varúð’ soars into a crescendo that is almost punk in its sensibility, then serenely glides in for a landing, spent. ‘Rembihnútur’ treads on the thin ice of Enya territory, as their music sometimes does, but a spot of Reznor-industrial noise arrives just in time and makes it all okay. The standout track on the album, though, may be the simplest. ‘Fjögur Píanó’ is a sparse mingling of piano and violin melodies that not so much ends the album as sets it carefully down. In contrast to the “Sigur Rós-ness” that comes before it, its beauty is not overt. Despite the occasional surprise, it is to that “Sigur Rósness” that Valtari is loyal. This is their sound, delivered languidly, yes, but utterly recognisable. It is not a manifesto. It changes little. Rather, it serves as a gentle unfurling of what this band does best.
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Bret’s won an Oscar and is now in cahoots with other Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit, while Jemaine has been appearing in films left, right and centre. Now New Zealand’s fourth-most popular parody folk duo are home and the nationwide tour can begin.

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Comedian and satirist Jez Brown hosts this live political variety show, joined by experts from every field to “debate the issues and laugh out loud at how silly they are”. You like satire because it makes you think that you’re clever because you get the jokes and references. Go feel good about yourself.

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who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? John Lennon. Acoustic. what’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? Gangster Squad and Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby. where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? Anywhere but my apartment in central Auckland. what happens when you mix coca cola and Pepsi? A law suit?

The best place for a date night is… Sean Connelly’s The Grill restaurant underneath the Sky Tower. Beautiful food, great intimate atmosphere and just damn good service. People say you look like… Louis Thereoux or the guy from Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. Five celebs on your ‘f**ket list’? Kirsten Dunst, the blonde chick off The Inbetweeners movie, Zooey Deschanel, Emma Stone and Bella from Shortland St. kittens or puppies? Puppies. Staffy puppies to be exact. what generic current affair has your blood boiled? Animal abuse. It needs to stop and there need to be much tougher laws against it.
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Failed assassination attempts; strippers; Russian gogo boys; corporate anarchists; AIDS cocktails; horny ghosts; business execs on the rampage, and lots and lots of E. With a set-up like that, we’re pretty sure Some Explicit Polaroids will be nothing short of a collection of hilarious misunderstandings.

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Your fantasy spirit animal is… Falcor the giant flying dog from the NeverEnding Story series. Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… I don’t cook a lot but I can make a nice phone call to our local Japanese restaurant ‘Japadeli’ for delivery... The best Tv show around at the moment is… Madmen/The New Girl/Sons of Anarchy/Modern Family. Very hard to pick just one.

In House Creative Projects are putting on their last event for a couple of months with a night reminiscent of how you decorated your walls when you were a 14-year-old girl. Amateur and familiar photographers have all contributed disposable camera photos in this collection of snapshots for the arty and the party.

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The aesthetics of alluring food is sexy. And the exotic voyeuristic tease of burlesque is tasty. La Petite Four combine these sexy, tasty elements and come up a menu for your belly and your eyes. It’s tantalising tastiness in titillating flavour.

The Hootchy Kootchy Girls specialise in a conservative burlesque form based on vintage cabaret, vaudeville and the burlesque scene of America in the ‘40s and ‘50s. It’s like when Bart Simpson ended up working at that cat house. That was a good episode.

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Coicent/Five Numbers A Review by Harlequin Jones Coicent is a short anime film about this boy called Shinichi who is on a school trip to the city, when a crazy white deer grabs his bag and he’s chasing it round and you know, drama. Meanwhile a girl who is some kind of robot or some shit, I dunno, she escapes from the place she is being held, or maybe it’s where she was created. Anyway she escapes and Shinichi meets her while chasing this deer. He helps her avoid these cray cray people who are trying to catch her. Super cute characters especially the deer. Five Numbers is the second part of the DVD and the animation is sort of 3D. These people all wake up in a spaceship prison type thing and can’t figure out how the fuck to get out of it. There’s some old man on board who knows why they are all stuck there, etc etc. It manages to tell a pretty good story for a 25 minute film.
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Re-live two of the greatest rock albums of all time, ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and ‘The Wall’, with surround sound and imagery in the planetarium theatre.

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Tuesday 19th June − 8pm
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Enjoy two immersive shows in Stardome’s planetarium theatre: Led Zeppelin’s music show and Space Park’s roller coaster experience. These events are adults only, and include wine and nibbles.

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There are two ways to take a film like Rock Of Ages. Is it star-studded Tom Cruise hype that looks like it’s trying to combine This Is Spinal Tap! with some kind of pseudo-drama a la Almost Famous? Or is it something that if you set your preconceived ideas aside it could actually end up being entertaining?

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Four, 10:30PM

Try to talk to someone about Breaking Bad without them chewing your ear off about how amazing it is. Anyone who doesn’t think this show isn’t one of the most entertaining and enthralling dramas ever to grace the box all of your furniture is pointed at is forever alone.

what’s the v Motion Project all about? The V Motion Project is a bunch of really talented people and myself who have teamed up to try and create a piece of music using only the movement of the body. Did you think it was possible at the start to make music using only motion? I knew about theremins and that sort of thing, where you can control the one sound using your hands, but I also knew that we wanted to push the boundaries and do things on a much larger scale, so there’s always been that element of “are we actually going to be able to pull this off?” what are the tactics you are using to make this happen? Basically we’ve got all these different geniuses involved from various disciplines – technical engineers, motion graphics artists, dancers etc – and we’re combining our powers to build and play this “instrument” of ours, which uses two Xbox Kinects and the Ableton music software to create and manipulate music. Tell us about how you’ve used the kinect and ableton tech in the project. The tech guys have managed to hack in to both the Kinect software and the Ableton software and combine the two together, so that when you stand in front of the Kinects they pick up your body’s movement and you can control basically anything you want within Ableton. So, for example, you could be using your right hand

to mess with a filter while your left hand is triggering samples and your foot is playing a bass line. what are some of the hiccups you’ve come across so far? In the beginning there was quite a bit of delay between when you hit a note and when the sound would play, which made it pretty much impossible to perform any sort of track. But the tech guys managed to rewrite some code or do some other clever shit and now it’s fully playable. The next challenge was actually learning how to play the instrument, because just like any other instrument it takes a while to get your head around. So that’s where our dancer Josh Cesan came in. He’s the guy who will actually be controlling it and performing the final track. when is the team hoping to lock the project down? All going well, in the next couple of weeks. what could the future for this kind of technology? We’ve got it to a point now where it’s pretty versatile and you could use it to play basically any track you wish, if you’ve got enough limbs to pull it off. It’s just a really different way of approaching music and performance. You can get pretty creative and imaginative with it, so as it gets streamlined further things could get pretty exciting.
v.co.nz/THE-MoTion-PRoJEcT

FridAY 15
the bReakFast club
SILo Park

Most every time you watch The Breakfast Club you and fellow watchers decide who of your circle of friends is who in The Breakfast Club. Most people want to be the bad kids, but in reality we’re all Anthony Michael Hall. Best John Hughes film next to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

stReet FighteR
Four, 8:30PM

Having not seen this film for 13 years or so means it’s pretty hard to really remember. But Jean-Claude Van Damme used to be the king of action, so base your theories of what the film adaptation of the infamous video game is like on your preconceptions of him. On that note, remember the Mario Brothers movie?

SAturdAY 16
buRn aFteR Reading
Tv3, 10:30PM

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You can’t exactly call this flick from cult favourites the Coen brothers a satire, but it’s probably the closest thing they’ve done to the term. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, J. K. Simmons, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton and more star in this very funny and aptly dark black comedy.

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gig gUiDe
AUCKLAND gig gUiDe
Wed 13
A Shortcut to hAppineSS
Skycity Theatre Cassette Nine

ShiT WOrTh dOiNG

BitcheS n Shit ft. girl tiger

Brett polley

9PM, Florrie McGreals

SuBmAriner, Spooky
7PM, Everybodys

6PM, Racket Bar, Free

DJ JAmeS AShwin
9PM, twentyone, Free

DAviD ShAnhun
8PM, De Post

teknik, pAkAge, hAkomi & SuBverSe
10PM, Rising Sun, $10

Bitchin’ Bingo Brett polley

JerSey BoyS
The Civic

DeAn te pAA
8PM, GBS Bar

tiDo

9PM, Shakespeare Bar

(the lASt) meAn AS thurSDAy
7PM, Zeal, $2

DJ kArn hAll & DJ generAl lee
8PM, twentyone, Free 6PM, The Deck, Free 9PM, Basalt

6PM, Racket Bar, Free

the liBrAry SeSSionS
7PM, The Library Bar

creAtive JAzz cluB: BriAn Smith / peter BArwick Quintet
8PM, 1885 Basement, $10 10PM, Racket Bar

nAthAn hAineS
6PM, Imperial Lane 9PM, QF Tavern

DJ trAiner & DJ DArnell frAnciS JAkemAn gene riverS

the mAD crept triBeS

8PM, Back Beat, Free Maidment Theatre

DAn Aux SelectAh inDuStry night
8PM, twentyone, Free

pAt 4 preSiDent privAte liveS
Dolphin Theatre

6PM, Imperial Lane

the winter’S tAle
Stables Theatre

JerSey BoyS
The Civic

rock the BAllet
Bruce Mason Centre

grADuAte pArty 2012
Juice Bar, $20

zirkA crcuS

Bruce Pulman Park

kArAoke mArcuS
9PM, QF Tavern

the get Down
6PM, Sale St

hollow chAmBerS, Shoutin preAchin & gueStS
10PM, Khuja Lounge, $5

SaT 16
A Shortcut to hAppineSS
Skycity Theatre

kirk JAmeS

SlAve

6PM, The Britomart Country Club, Free

6PM, The Britomart Country Club, Free

JASon kyle & ADAm o
7PM, Northern Steam Ship

privAte liveS
Dolphin Theatre

Some explicit polAroiDS
The Basement, $25

JerSey BoyS
The Civic

AcouStic SeSSionS w/ Jonny wooDS
8PM, Quay St Club Rooms

puB Quiz

Masonic Tavern

triBeS

Junior

Maidment Theatre

6PM, The Britomart Country Club, Free

Alex m.o.r.p.h
4:20

retro weDneSDAy
5PM, Sale St

vAnn Dizon & gueStS
The Kings Arms

lABrADor vAn, the kief & rhiAin mcgrAth
Lucha Lounge

An evening of BeAutiful muSic
8PM, The Wine Cellar 8PM, De Post

rigoletto
Aotea Centre

the winter’S tAle
Stables Theatre

rock the BAllet
Bruce Mason Centre

zirkA crcuS

the lAte pAgeS gArAge pArty
The Wine Cellar

Anthony Stretch AweSomeSAuce! ft. DirtylouD (Br)
10PM, Be Club, $10

Bruce Pulman Park

triBeS

Maidment Theatre

le petit four: worlD tour
Atticus

the winter’S tAle
Stables Theatre

Fri 15
A Shortcut to hAppineSS
Skycity Theatre

mArk tronSon Duo
8PM, The Patriot Dolphin Theatre

BurleSQue teA pArty with pin up hAir
Live & Let Dye Salon 9PM, The Patriot

Thu 14
1885 live: coco SoliD
9PM, 1885 Britomart, Free

privAte liveS rAtSmAgic ukiAh Brown
8PM, Tabac Bar, $5 6PM, Sale St

chriS cope Duo DJ kArn hAll & DJ Alex Q
9PM, twentyone, Free

AcouStic SeSSionS w/ eli guttenBiel
7PM, Quay St Club Rooms

A Shortcut to hAppineSS
Skycity Theatre

AnDy Jv

6PM, Snapdragon

rhythm AnD Style rock the BAllet
Bruce Mason Centre

DJ tAiner DylAn c

7PM, The Deck, Free 5PM, The Britomart Country Club, Free

Anthony/pete
9PM, Merchant Bar

AcouStic thurSDAy w/ eli
7PM, Neighbourhood

Ark in the pArk concert for the BirDS
Playhouse Theatre

SelectA SAm
6PM, Nuffield St.

empty, AlDo & Ben wASh
6PM, Snapdragon

AcouStic thurSDAy w/ phil StooDley
5PM, Northern Steam Ship

ADvocAteS Ben wAh

8PM, The Kings Arms 8PM, 1885 Britomart, Free

Silo cinemA: the BreAkfASt cluB
Silo Park

flight of the conchorDS
Town Hall

AcouStic thurSDAyS w/ wAylon
7PM, Nuffield St.

Solly & empty Some explicit polAroiDS
The Basement, $25

5PM, Neighbourhood

gene riverS grAnDuo

BoBBy BrAzukA

8PM, Racket Bar, Free 9PM, Florrie McGreals

11PM, 1885 Basement, Free

ShiT WOrTh dOiNG

AUCKLAND gig gUiDe
hAnzel unD gretyl (ge)
Kings Arms

Sinful SAturDAyS
7PM, the Library Bar

lAzy SunDAy Afternoon moDule

JASon eli

8PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

SlAve & empty Some explicit polAroiDS
The Basement, $25

5PM, The Wine Cellar, $5 1PM, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Koha

Sergey mAlov, michAel houStoun & AShley Brown
Town Hall

7PM, Neighbourhood

JASon Smith Duo
8PM, Black Salt The Civic

JerSey BoyS king kApiSi

nxt winter fAShion Show
The Winchester

Some explicit polAroiDS
The Basement, $25

the Spo triBeS

triBeS

8PM, Shakespeare Bar Maidment Theatre

rigoletto
Aotea Centre

Maidment Theatre

Ponsonby Social Club

tvnz 7’S the Big iDeA
The Cloud

le petit four: worlD tour
Atticus

rock the BAllet
Bruce Mason Centre

vhf Duo

9PM, Merchant Bar

mArk tronSon
8PM, Moretons Bar and Restaurant

we own the night
10PM, 1885 Britomart, $10

School of rock miDyeAr xmAS pArty
the Kings Arms

Tue 19
A Shortcut to hAppineSS
Skycity Theatre

moDule

the winter’S tAle
Stables Theatre

Some explicit polAroiDS
The Basement, $25 2PM, Sale St

9PM, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, $15

BeAtS, eAtS & co
Ponsonby Social Club

privAte liveS
Dolphin Theatre

zirkA crcuS

Bruce Pulman Park

SunDAy At SAle St SunDAy SeSSion

the kingS ArmS puB Quiz
7PM, The Kings Arms

rAggAmuffin & the muSic Agency preSent; SolJAh, Sonz of zion & tomorrow people
8PM, Ballroom, $25

SuN 17
A Shortcut to hAppineSS
Skycity Theatre

Chapel Bar & Bistro The Cloud

tvnz 7’S the Big iDeA zirkA crcuS

leD zeppelin & SpAce pArk DouBle feAture
Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

rigoletto
Aotea Centre

Bruce Pulman Park

BlenD

open mic night
The Windsor Castle

SAnDon JAmeS

11PM, 1885 Basement, Free

2PM, Merchant Bar and Restaurant

SAturDAy At SAle St
7PM, Sale St

conch SunDAy grill
Ponsonby Social Club

MON 18
the kingS ArmS monDAy muSic Quiz
7PM, The

Some explicit polAroiDS
The Basement, $25

the ShAkeSpeAre hollywooD BAll
The Shakespeare

DAviD ShAnhun ewen gilmour
The Pony Club The Civic

triBeS

9PM, Elephant Wrester

Maidment Theatre

Quiz night Quiz night

7PM, Northern Steam Ship 7PM, Nuffield St

tvnz 7’S the Big iDeA
The Cloud

SAmpology’S SuperviSuAl ApocAlypSe

JerSey BoyS

7PM, Cassette Nine, $15

RegiONAL gig gUiDe
SuN 17
uniteD youth orcheStrA winter concert
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton

Fri 15
BlAckliStt
7PM, The Mayfair, New Plymouth, $30

theSe AutomAtic chAngerS

Our add y TiNGS iS OWN l
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Krazy Jacks Bar, Tauranga

nADiA reiD & florA knight

SaT 16
fuelSet the rAw nerveS SArAh Brown
Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui Space Monster, Wanganui The Cabana, Napier

Wed 13
nADiA reiD & florA knight ruBy froSt
8PM, Harbour Street Theatrette, Oamaru, Koha 8PM, Major Toms, Mount Maunganui, $10

8PM, Dharma Bums Club, Wairau Valley, Koha

Sergey mAlov & michAel houStoun

iAn mckellen
Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Hastings

Nelson School of Music, Nelson

Smokefree rockQueSt 2012 regionAl finAl
Civic Theatre, Rotorua

left or right

Strawberry Tree, Kaikoura

SuN 17
flight of the conchorDS
TSB Showplace, New Plymouth

nADiA reiD & florA knight

8PM, The Freehouse, Nelson, Free

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ShiT WOrTh dOiNG

WeLLiNgTON gig gUiDe
Wed 13
BoDy lAnguAge
8pm, Bats Theatre, $18

micAh, B-lo & kev freSh
Bettys

StAnDStill

BATS Theatre, $20

SuN 17
All ABout kiDS expo
TSB Bank Arena Circa Theatre

the Brown Show
The Fringe Bar

Stir friDAy w/ knock knock

footnote DAnce: mADe in new zeAlAnD
The Opera House

roADSiDe theory Seven BrotherS
Te Papa

10PM, Good Luck Bar, Free

All my SonS pAul uBAnA JoneS
7PM, Downstage, $35

8PM, San Fran Bath House, $5

hollywooDfun DownStAirS, the DeAD Scene & the Joint chiefS

SaT 16
AStro empire BlAckliStt
9PM, Southern Cross, Free 7PM, San Fran Bath House, $30 + BF

StAnDStill

BATS Theatre, $20

SAtiSfAction SunDAy w/ Allen AnD mAtt
1PM, Good Luck Bar, Free

8PM, San Fran Bath House, Free

the improv lounge
The Fringe Bar

wAotS, fAuxhounD, SnoregAzzzm & glASgow
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $10

the improviSorS: theAtreSportS
Circa Theatre

lizArDfolk, pleASe the treeS & Stretch to moulD
8PM, Bar Medusa, Free Mighty Mighty Bettys

BoDy lAnguAge cApitAl BASS
Sandwiches Te Papa

8pm, Bats Theatre, $18

the Boptet
The Lido Cafe

Fri 15
BAnD of thouSAnDS
8PM, Meow, $15

the mighty mighty Quiz the nArk collective pASSAgeS: reADing ArounD the trAnSit
Adam Art Gallery

the SunDAy JAzz cluB
Public Bar & Eatery

comeDy Boil-up DArren wAtSon & the reAl DeAl BlueS BAnD
The Lido Cafe

BoDy lAnguAge eArfooD

8pm, Bats Theatre, $18 10PM, Southern Cross, Free

MON 11
nerD nite 11: Angry BirDS, meDicAl worDS & Science hipSterS
6PM, Hotel Bristol, Free The Fringe Bar

rice AnD Shine w/ mike ruckuS
9PM, Good Luck Bar, Free

fAmouS friDAyS
Sandwiches

ex.D AnD gooD luck preSent: eASy tiger
10PM, Good Luck Bar, Free

Sergey mAlov, michAel houStoun & AShley Brown
Town Hall

fiSh n chip friDAy w/ JohAnnA AnD the myStery ginger Brown

ffD preSentS JuSt frienDS

rAw meAt comeDy

8PM, Bodega (Burgundy Room), $20

6PM, Evil Genius records, Koha 8PM, San Fran Bath House, Free

Jennifer zeA & the AntipoDeAn collective
Matterhorn

Tue 12
flight of the conchorDS w/ ArJ BArker live muSic
The Library Michael Fowler Centre

the SeSSion
Matterhorn Meow

hAnzel unD gretyl
Bar Medusa Bettys

mileS cAlDer

StAnD-up comeDy Sum trAm tigerS & pSychic mApS

4PM, Southern Cross, Free

mArek, B-lo & kev freSh mArk De clivelowe live
Matterhorn, $5

the lAtin Soul Jennifer zeA ruBy froSt w/ little BArk StAnDStill

11PM, Matterhorn, Free

10PM, Mighty Mighty, Free

Thu 14
BoDy lAnguAge chriS BryAnt
El Horno 8pm, Bats Theatre, $18

rAw nerveS w/ lAS tetAS & no AlohA
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

10PM, Mighty Mighty, $10 BATS Theatre, $20

outwArD BounD 50th AnniverSAry film & funDrAiSer night
The Film Archive

StAnDStill

BATS Theatre, $20

StAirwAy to pole heAven
The Fringe Bar

the unfAithful wAyS
Bodega

SunSet roAD
Circa Theatre

whAnAu ShortS
Te Papa

try thiS

BATS Theatre

CHRiSTCHURCH gig gUiDe
Wed 13
ADAm mcgArth
8PM, Wunderbar

kArAoke

Sandridge Hotel

Thu 14
the BlAck velvet BAnD
Becks Southern Alehouse Pierside Cafe and Bar 8PM, Clink

kiDS for kiDS

Ashburton Trust Event Centre

kiDS for kiDS Quiz night
Phoenix Bar

Ashburton Trust Event Centre

nADiA reiD & florA knight

i Am you w/ the lAon & rockhouSe
8PM, Dux Live

kArAoke w/ DJ chick kAte AnAStASiou

8PM, Wunderbar, $10

SAlSA on thurSDAyS
Salsa Latina Dance Studio

JAm SeSSion

Becks Southern Alehouse

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ShiT WOrTh dOiNG

CHRiSTCHURCH gig gUiDe
SiSterS of SounD
Dux Live

the ShAmeleSS two
Phoenix Bar

gooDShirt w/thomAS coffey AnD the grinDerS &Sleepy Age
Dux Live

gArDen city turf wAr roller DerBy
Pioneer Leisure Centre

totAl control
Phoenix Bar CPSA

iron coBrA

kArAoke

vivA lAS BurleSQue vooDoo

Sandridge Hotel

Pierside Cafe and Bar

Fri 15
AntheSiAc & ipSwich
9PM, Wunderbar, $5

kAte AnAStASiou
5PM, Astro Lounge

left or right

Becks Southern Alehouse

The Strawberry Tree, Kaikoura

kinDreD SounDSyStem
11PM, The Brewery

rDu 98.5fm rounDup finAl
9PM, Dux Live, Free Phoenix Bar

SuN 17
croSS DreSSing SunDAy
6PM, Wunderbar

cAmpSite comeDy
Lincoln Event Centre

Sign of the fireBirD
Becks Southern Alehouse

reckleSS Duo Sergey mAlov & michAel houStoun
Middleton Grange School

DiAlogueS & fAntASieS for flute AnD piAno
St Augustine Anglican Church

Dr SAnchez

DJ mike t

SaT 16
ctrl Alt rock DJ mike t
The Fox and Ferret, Riccarton The Monday Room

2PM, Astro Lounge

wiShful thinking
Irish Society Hall

The Brewery

Shiver

Pierside Cafe and Bar

SmAShBox

Ferrymead Speights Ale House

DUNeDiN gig gUiDe
Wed 13
nADiA reiD & florA knight
Harbour St Theatrette, Oamaru

Fri 15
nick knox & Jono heyeS
9PM, Mou Very, Free

mAtAriki celeBrAtion
Pioneer Hall Copa Bar

SuN 17
peter keShA
4PM, Careys Bay Hotel, Free

SounDBoy tom the topp twinS & Southern SinfoniA
Regent Theatre

puAkA mAtAriki feStivAl lAunch

Thu 14
Art SeminAr w/ SAm mAnn
Dunedin School of Art

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

MON 18
SQuAre eye pAir
Fortune Theatre

SaT 16
hootchy kootchy girlS BurleSQue AmAteur night
Playhouse Theatre

the oxo cuBAnS: fortune theAtre concert SerieS
Fortune Theatre

Tue 19
SQuAre eye pAir
Fortune Theatre

WAiKATO gig gUiDe
Wed 13
DAD’S Army
Riverlea Theatre, Hamilton

flight of the conchorDS

Founders Theatre, Hamilton

liSA crAwley & hAyDen Booth

SaT 16
DAD’S Army emmeline
Riverlea Theatre, Hamilton 8PM, Biddy Mulligans, Hamilton, Free

Cock & Bull, Hamilton

lAtin DAncing rhythmS
SKYCITY Hamilton

new zeAlAnD nAtionAl AgriculturAl fielDAyS
Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton

new zeAlAnD nAtionAl AgriculturAl fielDAyS
Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton

new zeAlAnD nAtionAl AgriculturAl fielDAyS
Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton

Quiz night

Zinc Cafe, Hamilton

rurAl to runwAy

Wintec Campus, Hamilton

ruBy froSt

FLOW, Hamilton

tomorrow people
Altitude Bar, Hamilton

liSA crAwley & hAyDen Booth

Cock & Bull, Hamilton

Thu 14
corAl By lAmplight
6PM, The Londoner

Fri 15
DAD’S Army
Riverlea Theatre, Hamilton

young fArmerS fight night funDrAiSer

new zeAlAnD nAtionAl AgriculturAl fielDAyS
Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton

Don Rowlands Centre, Cambridge

DAD’S Army

Riverlea Theatre, Hamilton

theSe AutomAtic chAngerS - one fifty Six tour
YOT Club, Raglan

ShiT WOrTh driNkiNG

Grand Central 126 Ponsonby road, auCkland

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Situated in the heart of Ponsonby, this unique little bar has plenty to offer every day of the week with live music Monday to Thursday and DJs Friday to Sunday. Now stocking a wide range of craft beers on tap and by bottle this lively venue will cater to whatever your taste may be. Check out our Facebook page for up to date gig guide and drink specials at facebook. com/GrandCentralBar. Grand Central – better than any other GC.

wunderbar 19 london street, lyttelton

The Lyttelton favourite is back in business. And by favourite, we mean favourite. Ask just about any band or solo act that has performed at the venue and odds are they’ll say that it’s their favourite place to play. Whether it’s the intimacy, the general vibe or all of the magical pixie dust that’s structurally holding the place together, there’s something about the place that always makes it worth your while.

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Cassette nine 9 VulCan lane, auCkland

There’s something to do every night of the week at The Claddagh. Monday pool nights, darts competitions on Tuesdays, pub quiz Wednesdays, karaoke Thursdays and fresh, live music every Friday and Saturday. Come Sunday there’s no better place for a roast meal for you and your friends or that stranger you took home who you think you’ve got at least one more round with.

Whether you prefer Panic Tuesdays to get your twisting shoes scrunching the dance floor; Teenage Kicks on Wednesdays to help you relive your indie yoof; DJ favourites at Cassette Allstars on Thursdays; the always popular MUM clubnights every Friday; or some of the finest talent the Cassette crew can muster every Saturday for the Sick Disco line-ups, Cassette’s got you covered when you need some party shelter.

TOurS & eveNTS

UpCOmiNg TOURS & eveNTS
FliGht oF the ConChords leFt or riGht
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 Sat 23 Jun Regent Theatre, Dunedin Sun 24 Jun Event Centre, Queenstown tue 26 Jun CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch wed 27 Jun Trafalgar Centre, Nelson fri 29 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland mon 02 Jul Bank Arena, Wellington 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

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

bill bailey

fri 28 Sep Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington mon 01 oct CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch wed 03 oct ASB Theatre, Auckland

Goodshirt

blaCklistt

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

fri 15 Jun Dux Live, Christchurch fri 22 Jun San Francisco Bath House, Wellington fri 06 Jul The Bacco Room, Auckland

lenny henry (uk) lil’ band o’ Gold

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

oPossom

fri 29 Jun Darkroom, Christchurch Sat 30 Jun Wunderbar, Lyttelton

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

Paul ubana Jones
Sun 17 Jun Downstage Theatre, Wellington

luCkless & bond street bridGe

radiohead (uk)

tue 06 nov Vector Arena, Auckland

blaCk keys ColdPlay

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

GriZZly bear

Sat 10 nov Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

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

fri 22 Jun The Moorings, Wellington Sat 23 Jun The Free House, Nelson Sun 24 Jun The Dharma Bums Club, Wairau Valley mon 25 Jun Donovan’s Store, Okarito tue 26 Jun Cooks Saddle, Fox Glacier wed 27 Jun Theatrette, Oamaru thu 28 Jun The National, Dunedin fri 29 Jun The Brewery, Christchurch Sat 30 Jun Darkroom, Christchurch

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WRITTEN BY LAuRA WEASER AFTER YEARS OF STRAINING uNDER THE WEIGHT OF HER CREATIVITY, RuBY FROST EMERGES FROM THE COLD WITH AN ALBuM THAT’S A TRuLY PERSONAL JOuRNEY.

It’s been a long time coming – from writing her first book when she was seven years old, to writing music with some of australia and new Zealand’s best, Jane de Jong, aka Ruby Frost, has finally developed her debut album, Volition. Her talent for writing in expressive and conceptual ways is the cornerstone of her sound. beyond her entrancing voice, which caught mainstream attention with her debut single ‘Moonlight’ and her latest single ‘Water to Ice’, Ruby Frost’s music explores the deeply personal using the very unusual. Volition is no different. she describes the concept album as a journey through an “awful breakup” – the music was a way to work through the torment she felt. “I felt my confidence had been rocked,” she explains. “I felt like I had lost my identity. the songs move from being depressed to angry and then the final track – the title track – is one of empowerment, not being defined by what happened. It’s my feisty song,” she says with a laugh. “I’ve had relationships before, but this hit hard. I had to write it out to draw a line in the sand and move on. I’m not good about talking about my feelings, so I’m lucky to have therapy through music.” but don’t expect the songs to be exploding with clichés and pop-angst: Ruby Frost describes the songs as “abstract and strange”, using images of magicians and orbs of light. each song is in order of her emotions she felt and accompanied by a collection of short stories. the album itself has been a physical journey for Ruby Frost as well. beginning at the start of 2010, she was sent on a bunch of co-writing trips beyond new Zealand through her label to work with everyone from Dann Hume (drummer of evermore) to Paul Mac (who has produced George Michael’s work) and Justyn Pilbrow from elemeno P.

“I don’t think my music sounds like elemeno P or evermore,” Ruby Frost laughs. “but it was interesting working with these different people. I looked at them as really good creative writing exercises. It really solidified for me the sound that I want to have.” as she admits she is not one to pour her heart out, Ruby Frost found the process intimidating yet fundamental for the abstract nature of Volition. “I found myself pushing for more obscure lyrics when I was writing with these artists,” she says. “Maybe because I didn’t want to go into my life story with these strangers. I would write about my emotions in a roundabout way, with a filter or lens over them, and from there I realised I liked the abstract nature. It was a really weird experience,” she laughs. It’s not just her sound that takes on the abstract. Known for her colourful costumes and wild hair colours, the character of Ruby Frost was an extension of her hiding behind the sound and the words. “It started from a Katherine Mansfield short story writing competition in high school,” Ruby Frost recalls. “You needed a pseudonym, and my teacher had entered me so quickly I had to come up with one on the spot. since then I kept using it for creative projects.” at 25 years old, Ruby Frost has experienced the typical twenties “age crisis”, admitting she is “no spring chicken anymore” with a giggle. she says the character of Ruby remains, but has now reached a point that she is not afraid to put Jane out there a little more. “[the costumes] are the creative side of my brain. I needed a space to put all of that and I put it all under that name, but I think it’s still just me and I have come to accept that.”
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FoR tHe best part of 50 years, rock maven and musical icon neil Young has been building one of the most impressive discographies in the history of popular music. He has released 34 solo albums, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and has influenced generation upon generation of younger artists. You can count Pearl Jam, sonic Youth and bob Dylan among his dearest fans. even after so many years, the one thing you can count on is that neil Young is still a restless artist at heart, moving from one project to the next with the vigour of someone a third his age. In his canon you can find amplified hard rock, acoustic country rock, experimental guitar noise, political diatribe, commanding electro-acoustic performances, and even an album inspired by his customised Lincoln Continental in the form of Fork In The Road. obviously it hasn’t all been accolades and spring roses. by the late ‘70s, many had dismissed Young as a relic of the past – only to be proven wrong with the release of Rust Never Sleeps, one of the most critically acclaimed live albums of all time. It has become apparent that you should never count this crazy horse out. then there’s his famously gruff sense of humour. Upon the release of Chrome Dreams II in 2007, he nominated the 18-minute-plus epic ‘ordinary People’ to be the radio single despite protests from the DJs. but behind the curmudgeonly artist, there is the virulent philanthropist. In 1985, Young co-founded the annual Farm aid benefit concert alongside Willie nelson and John Mellencamp to help out struggling farmers in america facing foreclosure. the following year he had his part in setting up the bridge school, an educational organisation for children with severe physical and verbal disabilities. Young’s latest release, Americana, is an eclectic collection of american folk standards given the fearless treatment we have come to expect. even better is the fact that his legendary backing band, Crazy Horse, have come along for the ride for the first time in nine years. With renditions of ‘Clementine’ – as made famous by the cartoon Huckleberry Hound – and Woody Guthrie’s ‘this Land Is Your Land’, Americana promises to be one of his most controversial and talked about records yet. It seems that, like rust, mad genius never sleeps.

“bIe-LIeb” It oR not – global teen sensation Justin bieber is coming back to new Zealand. the ‘boyfriend’ hit-maker has confirmed his trip later this month via twitter. bieber is due to touch down in new Zealand on July 18 for a promotional visit, and will be here until July 20 – which doesn’t give us enough time to prepare! When he was first here in april 2010, he caused overcrowding, fainting and partial deafness in tweens with just a flick of his boyish locks. so now, 18 years old and back with a smoother, dare I say sexier sound, what should new Zealand expect? since he has been away, the singer has had some growing up to do. He’s had a haircut, got himself a girlfriend (and rumour has it, lost a girlfriend) and has shed his cute pop roots to show us he’s not that little boy anymore. He’s also an incredibly financially stable young man: Forbes named him third most powerful celebrity in the world, worth $55 million(UsD). to date he has sold over a million records. His new album, Believe, is also the biggest shift for the young singer. the hip-hop lover not only raps on the opening of his debut single, but rap elders including Kanye West and Drake feature on many of the tracks. His debut single was also co-written by Mike Posner, not to mention a sprinkle of timberland’s magic on the production of the some of the beats and his main man Usher as executive producer. touching on his dance-heavy tracks such as his collaboration with Chris brown for ‘next to You’ and the more recent collaboration with Far east Movement on ‘Live My Life’, Justin is making a clear statement that he’s not a lovesick teen: he is a man, with wants, needs and a sense of what make good music. Justin is aware of his “love him, loath him” status, and hopes with his new album, he can finally make his music a universal love for all ages. “I feel like it’s my responsibility to be the greatest I can be,” he said recently. “If I go out there and start making terrible music, I don’t expect people to like me. If I’m making great music and there’s no reason for people to not like me, that’s when it’s going to make me upset. “People just need to take a chance and listen. If they don’t want to take a chance, then I don’t know. that’s going to be the biggest problem, to make them feel like it’s cool for them to like my music.” no doubt sold-out shows will follow him to our shores, as well as a harem of screaming teenage fans.

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extra shows have had to be added for several of the main centres, including the duo’s hometown, Wellington. “It’s going to be great to play new Zealand again. I can’t wait to perform where people can understand our accents,” says McKenzie. “We’re looking forward to our very first new Zealand national tour.” “this will be by far the most convenient tour we’ve ever done,” adds Clement. He’s looking forward to nipping home to his mums’s to get the washing done between performances. and with Us stand-up comedian arj barker (Dave, the pawn shop guy from the tv show) joining them as support act, it’s safe to say lucky new Zealand ticketholders have a lot to look forward to. their story is well-known. Like many Kiwi acts, they were originally shunned by the big local corporates. tvnZ turned them down and it was left to american cable network Hbo to pick up their concept, which included elements of their highly popular stand-up shows, road-tested at events like the edinburgh Fringe Festival. since then it’s been emmy nominations, brett’s scooped a Grammy,

they’ve appeared in a Simpsons episode, Hollywood movie roles and they’ve met David bowie (actually that was just a dream!). the duo started in Wellington playing to small clubs. Having the usual Kiwi low self esteem they booked the aro st video shop for a 15-minute set in 2008 – over a 100 people turned up. after that the venues got bigger as they gathered a full head steam internationally. a prototype of their Hbo was developed for a bbC radio show and also included Rhys Darby as Murray, their good natured but witless manager. It also broke in neil Finn to the international comedy world, as Murrary’s reluctant business confidante. so finally, for us new Zealanders, the wait is over. this June, it’s finally business time. WRITTEN BY TIM GRuAR
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