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MaTaRIKI oN THE MoVE
Matariki is taking over Auckland’s Silo Park on
Saturday 21 July. The Maori New Year festivities will be
more than the usual couple of bands playing down at
the waterfront venue, with interactive displays and
performances throughout the day. Light installations
and a video projection mapping from Lakshman
Anandanayagam, Angus Muir, Jon Baxter and Michael
Hodgson will be heightening and enlightening your
senses along with music from Anika Moa, Ria Hall,
Anna Coddington and DJs. There’s a food special with
the Maori night markets and if you’re really feeling
spaced, you can check out the stardome telescopes
and get all existential and whatnot.
TWo BLaSTS FRoM THE PaST
The Bengal Lights will be reforming for one special show. If you’re not familiar
with the two-piece, maybe you’ll remember that Zowie used to perform under a
different moniker. Yep, the starlet is one half of the fan-favourite female duo that
broke up back in 2008, the other half being Maeve who went on to form another
female two-piece, Cat Venom. Muzai Records announced that Zoe and Maeve will
play one show at Auckland’s Whammy Bar on Saturday 25 August in association
with Cheese On Toast. The good news gets even better with the news that
Auckland yoof-noise thrash heads Bandicoot will also be reforming for the one-off
show. It’s a night of broken bands back together all for the good of your earballs.
THE PHaRCYDE
aNNoUNCE NZ SHoWS
Old school hip-hop crew The Pharcyde have
announced they’ll be making their way to New
Zealand in August – the frst time the rappers will
have performed on our shores. The two-piece will
be performing at Wanaka’s Mint Bar on Thursday
16 August, San Fran Bath House in Wellington on
Friday 17 August, Auckland’s Studio on Saturday 18
August and will fnish up in Christchurch on Sunday
19 August at Dux Live. Support acts are yet to be
announced, but tickets are available now through
Dash Tickets, iTicket and at selected local outlets. For
more information check out La De Da on Facebook.
THE SoUNDS oF SILVER
The long list of APRA Silver Scroll nominees has been
announced. This is the list that the Silver Scroll winner
will be drawn from come September after the fnalists
are announced in August. The winner will receive
$5,000 as they are recognised by their peers as the
best of the best of 2012. Some of the artists up for the
award are Tom Scott and Hayden Dick from Home
Brew, Lisa Crawley, Kody Nielson, Lydia Cole, Jess
Chambers, Jon Toogood and Julia Deans from The
Adults, Annah Mac and many more.
BURN oNE
DoWN UNDER
Ben Harper has announced he’ll be
making his way back to New Zealand
this November for two acoustic
shows. The guitarist artist is no
stranger to Aotearoa, having played a
toured a number of times and being
more than familiar with some Maori
style tattoos, so odds are he’s just as
excited as we are with the news of
his return. The singer’s An Evening
With Ben Harper tour will be solo
acoustic style sets over the course of
two hours or so, with the frst show at
Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre
on Saturday 03 November and at
Auckland’s ASB Theatre on Monday 05
November. Tickets are available now
through Ticketek and The Edge.
LIVING THE
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Martians and the Stardome. It’s
not just you, higher than a fight
attendant tripping balls on a Richard
Branson/Virgin Airlines space fight –
no, it’s Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of
The War Of The Worlds. The live multi-
media stage show will be performed
34 times every Wednesday to Sunday
from the beginning of November. A
culmination of the classic Martians
invading story along with dramatic
staging, sound and lighting mixed
with custom-made visuals means
heat rays, smoke effects and a bunch
of all around wacky shit that will
make you feel like E.T. has come and
he’s a bad guy. Jeff Wayne’s Musical
Version Of The War Of the Worlds
makes its world debut at Stardome
exclusively, and we’re excited to see
the unique 360 degree performance
that the planetarium provides. Tickets
are available now through iTicket.
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Remember the election last year? There was
one. National won. Remember it now? Good
stuff. Around that time, there was also a little
debate over a little piece on international
business called asset sales. And that little
argument is still going on. In fact, it’s kind of
the hottest political topic since Bill Clinton
and a certain cigar. It’s a burning topic,
alright. A topic that’s being taken to the
streets this Saturday.
If you’re a student you’ve probably seen
people around, asking you to sign a petition.
Hell, if you’re a student, there’s a good
chance you’re one of the people holding that
clipboard with everyone’s signatures on it.
Younger folks are leftier folks, after all. This
year we’ve seen students up in arms all over
the show. They’re on the news, blockading
Queen Street in Auckland. They’re in the
background of Back Benches. At least they
were before TVNZ7 got the plug pulled. But
now it’s not just students out to be heard.
It’s almost everyone who has been vocally
objective about the asset sales plan put
forward by the Government.
This Saturday 14 July sees the public
network of individuals, groups and the
“Aotearoa NZ Is Not For Sale” organisation
initiate the National Day of Action Against
Asset Sales. Since the sale of assets is a
trending topic of many a dinner table around
the country on a weekly basis, it’s your right
to know about the intended march this
Saturday. It’s also on you to decide whether
you’re for it or against it.
Aotearoa NZ Is Not For Sale say: “As New
Zealanders we already own these assets,
so why should we be forced to buy them
back ourselves just to keep them under kiwi
control?” They also say that it is “unfair to
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sell assets that currently belong to all New
Zealanders to a small minority who can
afford to buy shares.”
A spokesperson from the group said,
“Only 10 per cent of New Zealanders
invest in the stock market, while the rest
of us struggle to pay our power bills that
will only rise when these state owned
enterprises are sold as shareholders will
demand increased profts.”
The group says thousands of people
around the country will be taking part
to demonstrate continued opposition
to the sale of state assets. “In Auckland,
after a march up Queen Street, a public
meeting will be held which will include the
outlining of a campaign against Mighty
River Power and proposing the following
a call for a nation-wide boycott of Mercury
Energy, Tiny Mighty Power and Bosco.”
This Auckland march is part of more than
15 demonstrations around the country on
Saturday.
This does not mean that the march will
have any outcome on the decision making
process, of course. Whether Aotearoa NZ
Is Not For Sale is successful in initiating a
public awareness day may not have any
actual effect on the fnal outcome. But you
can guarantee that the 6pm news teams
will be talking about it, just in time for your
family dinner table conversations.
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The country’s golden son kicks off the album
release tour from his latest effort The Sparrow. The
sometimes-moustachioed pop prodigy with the
voice of a Disney fairytale prince knows how to make
any crowd swoon and has more style and charisma
than Sinatra. There’s no room for hyperbole here –
Lawrence Arabia will show you a good time.
Lawrence arabia
ST MiCHAEL & ALL ANGELS CHuRCH

You’re in Auckland CBD. You’re
wondering what to do. You’re trying
to impress this new guy or gal you’re
crushing on, but no bouncers are
letting you in because you’re pretty
trashy. Try heading to Snapdragon for
this line-up of some of the choice picks
of local DJ talent such as Dan Aux, Matt
Randomplay and Beta Mix Kid. .
95bFM is hosting another private
function this Friday, and being the
ominous spooky date it is, the radio
station is jazzing up the haunted
feelings. Dunedin noiseniks Die!
Die! Die! will be headlining with
support from Opposite Sex and
Mothers of Darkness.
Meow promises to folk up the fun
this Friday with a line-up of all things
lo-f. If you’re in the capital and
after a ftting Friday the 13th then
What Noisy Cats, Tommy and Finn
along with Matthew Pickering, will
undoubtedly deliver the dark. You’ll
feel like you’re in some kind of indie
horror flm, minus the bloodshed.
Heat three of the Hamilton rounds
hit The Outback this weekend with
Afterthought, Junktion Krew and Art
of Alchemy taking to the stage to try
and make it to the big time. Cheer for
them if you’re a nice person. Boo and
hiss if you’re a jerk.
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WEDNESDAY 11
tHurSDAY 12
Logistics is a Hospital Records
favourite and he’s done the decent
thing for local audiences, fying in
all the way from London thanks to
Bassfreaks. Joining the electronica
drum’n’bass heavy-hitter will be locals
Zero, Dubxl, Retrak and MC Tali.
The Audio Foundation’s monthly
listening series presents chapter three
this week at the AFHQ off Pitt St. Three
sets of accomplished aural adventures
will be performed side by side as
Foxtrot, Nigel Wright and Andrew
Moon present their latest works.
LogisTics #3
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147 Ponsonby Road
T: 360 4528
www.chapel.co.nz
get good karma
Every Tursday at 5pm at Chapel we’re cracking open the Karma Keg and you
decide how much you’ll pay for a glass of Montieths Golden. And because what
goes around comes around, we’ll give all the proceeds back to the community.
Email us at chapel@admin.xtra.co.nz with your suggestions of any projects that
could do with an extra hand.
Everone’s favourite midtown gallery-cum-venue in
Auckland is hosting an all-ages party for the offcial
release of Sherpa’s brand new music video. See the
premiere screening as well as live performances from
Ghost Wave, Beach Pigs, H D S P N S and, of course,
Sherpa themselves.
Having moved away from their Tiddabades moniker,
Ryan Harte, Luke Kavanagh and Craig Rattray, AKA
Sunken Seas, have displayed some ingenuity and
inventiveness with their ominous, ambient post-rock
percussion driven tunes. They’re a sight to see live,
and a sight on show this Wednesday at Wellington’s
San Fran Bath House.
It’s hard to think of a better touring duo where we see
two of New Zealand’s soft and melodic youngsters
splitting their hushed pop on the stage. Lydia Cole
could very well be one of our next female favourites
up there with Bic Runga and Jess Chambers, and Tom
Lark has an eerily audible and aesthetic resemblance
to a certain Reduction Agent.
Every Thursday from 5pm the Chapel crew are
cracking open the Karma Keg to decide how much
you’ll be paying for a glass of Monteiths Golden, and
because what goes around comes around Chapel will
give all the proceeds back to the community. How’s
that for getting some cheap drinks and being a good
Samaritan at the same time?
The guy looks like John Butler minus the trio. He
sounds like Ben Harper with some Dodos thrown in
for good measure. A mixture of beatboxing, chopped
acoustic guitar and melancholy harmonies come
together in the beached-up tunes this Australian
singer-songwriter dishes out. See him live on his frst
New Zealand tour.
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Taking time out from their recording schedule,
skankin’ favourites Fat Freddy’s Drop are offering fans
a chance to go back to how it used to be: a sweaty
room in Wellington. It’s a rare thing to see the band
in such an intimate venue of this size. Album number
three is on the way and this is the last chance to see
FFD before they embark on their European tour.
New Zealand native Pip Brown, AKA Ladyhawke,
celebrates her sophomore album Anxiety with a
welcome tour around the country. This Saturday
the ‘80s infuenced electropop starlet brings her
long-awaited new selection of alt-rock anthems to
Auckland’s Studio, and it promises to be just as heavy
as what we’ve seen from the nek-wave icon.
Terror isn’t just your run-of-the-mill fve-piece
hardcore troupe. They’re an energy and a force.
They’re emotional tough guys. They play on average
something like 300 shows a year. Them’s the fgures.
Them’s the breaks. Them’s terrifying statistics.
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Ladyhawke
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For someone who isn’t a
Smashing Pumpkins fan, Billy
Corgan’s vocal style can take a
while to get used to. Other than
that, Oceania is rock bliss.
This is a full hour of a
Smashing Pumpkins arse-kicking
that earns this album a space
on every rock listener’s shelf.
The riffs of the album opener
‘Quasar’ are fantastic and give
the song a massive amount of
bite. ‘Panoptic’ continues with
the heavy drums. The guitar
work on this album is sheer
mastery; it slices across the
drums and bass and competes
perfectly with Corgan’s vocals
that rise and fall.
‘One Diamond, One Heart’
is gloriously unexpected, with
a synth pop-esque opening
that continues under “I’m not
here to hold your hand / I’m
just here to understand”. The
drums, bass and guitar of this
track move in slowly and before
matching the level of synths. It
is the least rock-oriented track
on the record but, if only for
the bass line and fusion of the
soundscape, is worth a listen.
The title track is a nine-
minute-long wonder that opens
with a beautiful bass line and
involves a bit of extra synth
work, creating a world of depth
without overwhelming the
melody of the track. At around
3.20 minutes, everything falls
away and the listener is left
with Billy Corgan, an acoustic
guitar and Nicole Fiorentino’s
gorgeous harmony, shifting
onto a very sexy bass line before
the track becomes something
else entirely. The Smashing
Pumpkins have created a
masterpiece with this track.
With ‘The Chimera’ the
album becomes heavy again.
‘Inkless’ sets the tone for
closer ‘Wildfower’, which is full
of riffs, bass lines, and drums
that are edged with grunge and
melded together by a band that
knows exactly where they want
the listener headed on the
album. The isn’t a dull moment
on this record and in some way
you’ll lament that tracks such
as ‘Inkless’ and ‘Wildfower’
aren’t longer.
WriTTEn BY sEBasTian MackaY
ALBuM OuT NOW: OCEANIA
It’s Saturday. You’re a poor student.
You’ve been buying Speights in 24-packs.
You’re drunk and bored. Then you
remember Kora, Left Or Right and
Dubstown Soundsystem are playing.
You smile, climb out of your vomit
and go party. Good for you.
Nelson’s own vibrant, stylish string
quartet La Vida team up with super-
duper group The Adults. Veterans Jon
Toogood, Julia Deans, Steve Bremner
and Shayne Carter collaborate with
these talented up-and-comers.
Who’s DJ Tuini, you’re asking yourself.
Why would I go all the way to
Whakatane, you’re asking yourself.
Well, questioning questioner, DJ Tuini
is none other than one of the girls
from the “hit” show, The GC. Yeah. Go
try your luck, dude.
Russian Standard Vodka and The
Edge are throwing parties around the
country with the 2012 Winter Mixers.
These exclusive dress-to-impress
shindigs will have you vodkaed up to
your (responsible) eyeballs.
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young and hungry
The arriVaL
winTerLude Fashion FesTiVaL
The guru oF chai
Three plays are on show as part of Young and Hungry
2012 this year. See some of the country’s young
up-and-coming playwrights, actors and all-around
future thespian talent strut their stuff with the three
productions Flash at 6:30pm, Gameplan at 8pm and
Cover Story at 9:30pm.
Opening night of The Arrival is on this Friday and the
multiple award-winning production runs for three
nights in Auckland. After its debut at the Auckland
Arts Festival in 2009 and wowing crowds locally and
internationally, the stage play adaptation of the
graphic novel is a hit for all ages and a rare treat.
Part of the Winterlude 2012 Festival thanks to UCSA,
Gentlemen’s Club are putting on a fashion show this
weekend for those that appreciate the fner things in
life. Bollinger, Egyptian sheets, lingerie, mousse for
dessert instead of plain old ice cream, butlers for your
horses, diamond dog collars… you know, classy stuff.
A tangential production switching between
characters, scenes and traditional archetypal
storytelling, Guru of Chai is full of drama and
excitement as one actor becomes seven sisters,
a policeman, a poet, a mob full of gangsters and
more. It’s funny, it’s sad, and it’s enlightened.
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tHurSDAY 12
Who’s in the dead supergroup for
your dream hologram show?
Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughn, Ricky May,
Dalvanius and Billy T James.
Where can your stalkers fnd you
during the weekend?
Westfeld downtown Auckland
getting a massage, or Jungle Café
in Grey Lynn chomping on salmon
and spinach scrambled eggs with
hollandaise sauce.
What happens when you mix Coca
Cola with Pepsi?
A whole lotta sugar… and confusion
(Coke-si?)
Your fantasy spirit animal is…
Pegasus the fying white horse from
Clash of the Titans.
Your signature “i’m an amazing
cook” dish is…
Steamed whole fsh with ginger and
soya… Chinese styles.
Kittens or puppies?
Puppies.
aRTIST Q&a
The best TV show around at the
moment is…
Native Affairs and Homai Te Pakipaki
on Maori TV.
The best place for a date night is…
Any cliff on the West Coast of either
island during summer.
You’d get arrested if the police knew
that you…
Drove for years without a license
before my 20s.
People say you look like…
My father with a bit of mum in the mix.
What generic current affair has your
blood boiled?
Selling off Aotearoa to foreign
ownership. Pisses me off!
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Bubbles! Bubbles bubbles bubbles!
Bubbles are so cool. When you were
a kid you would always want one of
those massive bubble robes things so
you could make a giant bubble and
watch it foat. This guy does that shit
for a living.
Chopper Read and Paul Ego play one
show down in Dunedin at this night
of double trouble for orientation
week of semester two. Students and
anyone else are invited to Forsyth
Barr Stadium for some Friday funnies.
In The Next Room or The Vibrator
Play is a play about naughtiness.
Or completely natural activities,
whichever way you want to look at
it. We’re talking about the origin of
lady-self-stimulants. Self-pleasing and
teasing. Dildos, dude.
Comedian Ewan Gilmour is making
his way around the country as he
takes his bogan chic comedy on the
road. My aunt thinks he’s the Billy
Connolly of New Zealand. But she also
thinks he smokes too much pot.
The amazing bubbLe man
sTadium in sTiches
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it can be diffcult justifying the
existence of a concert movie based
on a pop-music phenomenon. Some
can draw in an audience by flming
performances that celebrate an
artist’s passion for their craft (This Is
It), while others blindly beat a dead
cash cow with a piñata stick (Glee: The
3D Concert Movie). Fortunately, Part
Of Me is more a case of the former
instead of feeling like the latter.
Katy Perry’s rather uninteresting
success story isn’t exactly feature-
length material, and the flm knows
this. Instead, her origin is glanced
over in favour of what really matters:
Katy’s relationship with her followers.
These moments exemplify the pop
star’s dedication to supporting
her fans, leading to a particularly
touching moment in São Paulo that
showed how the fans are able to do
the same for her. It’s a shame the
flm doesn’t give us an insight into
the gruelling creative process that
brings Perry’s sugar-coated fantasies
to life, for this could’ve added to the
audience’s understanding of the
tremendous pressure the star was
under on tour.
Performances are smoothly integrated
into the narrative, working in context
with the behind-the-scenes material.
The high visual quality of the concert
footage is matched by the equally
superb sound. In combination with the
impressive 3D, these segments exude
the energy of a live show. Although
I couldn’t call myself a fan of Perry’s
music, I was captivated by her bluesy-
jazz rendition of ‘I Kissed A Girl’.
Part Of Me is an extremely well-made
concert documentary that fans are
going to indulge in, packed with high
energy, basic morals and an infectious
charm – much like Perry herself.
BY LiaM MaGurEn, fLicks.co.nz
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This comedy has us baffed. On the one hand, it’s
better than most of the generic laughbox crap we’re
used to seeing on TV2 (the Chuck Lorre comedies that
assume all geeks are nerdy virgins and that fat people
are fat but can still fnd love), plus it has Adam Pally
who is utterly hilarious. On the other, it’s kind of like a
cartoon with all those weird facial expressions.
From the mind of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane
comes Ted, the story of a boy whose wish came
true. Then the story continues, and the teddy bear
that came to life grows up and acts suspiciously
like a super horny and flthy Peter Griffn who
hangs out with a almost deadbeat version of
Mark Wahlberg. It actually seems pretty good.
happy endings
Ted
TV2, 9PM
GENERAL RELEASE
Byron Bay sensations Parkway Drive are premiering
their semi-doco/semi-generic-band-road-movie at
Academy Cinemas this week. With footage from 42
countries, the 75 minute Home Is For The Heartless
DVD is a travelogue capturing the ups, downs and
shows about towns Parkway Drive have performed.
The renovation reality show has arrived in New
Zealand, and we’re not quite sure what to make of it.
We’re a nation of DIYers, right? So we should be right
into this with our love on number eight wire, watching
with our carpentry friends, drinking beer, etc. Really
though, we’re just waiting to see what arguments
everyone gets into. Reality television!
ACADEMY CiNEMAS
TV3, 7:30PM

Part one of the two-part documentary The Savoy
premieres this Friday. What’s it about? A hotel that
wants to be the leading luxury hotel – the best in the
world. Why is that interesting? Because it has Stephen
Fry in it, and as we all know, anything featuring
Stephen Fry is better than anything without Stephen
Fry. The dude oozes charm. British charm, no less.
The saVoy
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Following on from whatever Sunday night movie is
playing on FOUR, our screens are graced weekly with
The League. It’s incredibly hard to tell people that a
show about fantasy football is worth watching. But
believe us when we say this is possibly the funniest
show on television at the moment. An all-star comedy
cast and mostly improvised, The League is a must
watch every week.
The League
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that a child said to be ‘wagamama’ demands constant attention?
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this meal I’m eating. Sorry, was that too forward? Do you want me to
be backwards instead?”
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My friend just visited me in Auckland from Wellington. We went out to
Ponsonby Road on Saturday night for a couple of hours but decided to
go get some takeaways and go home instead. Turns out that wicked
take away place Nina’s doesn’t exist anymore, but something just as
cool has taken its place, or is maybe right next to it. Somewhere around
there anyway. Bird On A Wire has free range rotisserie chicken and
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WELLINGTON GIG GuIdE
auckLaNd GIG GuIdE
Wed 11
Down & Dirty
9PM, Boston On Blair
Gameplan
8PM, BATS Theatre
GoatwHore,impiety
7PM, Bar Bodega, $60
rice & SHine w/
mike ruckuS
8PM, Good Luck
Sunken SeaS null
Hour national tour
9AM, San Francisco
Bath House, $10
tHe new BriDeS
8PM, Fast Eddies
ZillionZ
10PM, Mighty Mighty
Thu 12
Battle of tHe
BanDS Heat 4
8PM, Bodega
Gameplan
8PM, BATS Theatre
lyDia cole
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $15
matt Hay ep releaSe GiG
7.30PM, Meow
Wed 11
araSH
6PM, The Britomart Country Club
coaSt open mic
7.30PM, Kinja Bar, Free
Dan aux SelectaH
10PM, Racket Bar, Free
Dirty Diana’S Sol niGHt
7.30PM, Chapel Bar
DJ Sam wickS
7PM, The Golden Dawn, Free
inDuStry niGHt
8PM, twentyone
JoHn rae / tHe
trouBleS witH StrinGS
8PM, 1885 Basement, $10
karaoke marcuS
9PM, QF Tavern
onny kaulima
11PM, 1885 Basement
tHe Sky’S tHe limit
SHowcaSe
8PM, The Ledge
Fri 13
Darren watSon
10PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar, Free
DJ cruickSHank
9PM, Matterhorn, Free
Dr metalStein
9PM, Rimutaka Tavern
famouS Black friDay
9PM, Sandwiches
fat freDDy’S Drop
9PM, Bodega, $45
Gameplan
8PM, BATS Theatre
GuS anD frienDS
9PM, Good Luck
Horrolition 2012
9PM, Bar Medusa
laDyHawke
8PM, San Francisco
Bath House, $43
mtown
8PM, Horse & Hound
numBSkull,
influence, Sex peSt
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5
StuDent niGHt
witH flex
8PM, Ginger Minx
Thu 12
acouStic tHurSDayS
witH waylon
7.30PM, Nuffeld St
acouStic tHurSDay
ft. eli
7.30PM, Neighbourhood
acouStic tHurSDay ft.
pHil StooDley , Dre
5.30PM, Northern Steam Ship
auDio founDation
preSentS #3 - a montHly
liSteninG SerieS
8PM, Audiofoundation, $5
BitcHeS n SHit
6PM, Racket Bar, Free
SalSaDrome,
Zoukrama anD tanGo
milonGa Dance event
7PM, Whitiera
Performance Centre
Stir friDay w/ kev
freSH & micaH
9PM, Good Luck
SaT 14
atomic
9PM, San Francisco Bath House
B.lo
10PM, Matterhorn, Free
Dr metalStein
8PM, Rimutaka Tavern, $10
fat freDDy’S Drop
9PM, Bodega, $45
Gameplan
8PM, BATS Theatre
kriSten te rito
8PM, Hashigo Zake
maSHtown county
4PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar, Free
muSica Boom Boom
exotica: Jinetero mc
10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5
niko ne Zna
9PM, The Southern Cross
Garden Bar Restaurant, Free
cc’S JukeBox
8PM, The Golden Dawn, Free
DaviD SHanHun
7PM, Goode Brothers
Dean campBell
6PM, The Britomart
Country Club, Free
DJ JameS aSHwin
9PM, twentyone
General lee
7.30PM, Chapel Bar
GoatwHore, impiety
7PM, The Kings Arms, $60
imaGine tHiS
8PM, Snapdragon
imploDer, tHee rum
coveS anD Harvey
knowS a killer
9PM, The Lucha Lounge
Jet JaGuar alBum
releaSe
8PM, The Golden Dawn, Free
tHe efficient five
8PM, The Lido Cafe
Sun 15
Geoff culverwell’S
picture tHiS trio
4PM, Chicago Bar
SatiSfaction SunDayS
5PM, Good Luck
tHe Boptet
7PM, The Lido Cafe
Mon 16
poetry
7.30PM, The Thistle Inn
raw meat comeDy
8PM, The Fringe Bar
Tue 17
42Below cocktail
work cup
reGional HeatS
7PM, Mighty Mighty
cHeerful tueSDayS
ft. DJ BarStaff
7PM, Good Luck
Gameplan
8PM, BATS Theatre
louie anD tHe Bear,
mareya lea,HeyDon
HoHaia, alBi, laney
8PM, Khuja Lounge, Free
pat 4 preSiDent
10PM, QF Tavern
Suren unka
9PM, 1885 Britomart, Free
tiDo
6.30PM, Everybodys
tHe Get Down
6PM, Sale St
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10PM, Cassette Number Nine, $10
muSicBox
8PM, The Patriot
nairoBi trio
7.30PM, The Old Mt Eden
Methodist Hall
new telepatHicS
8PM, Backbeat, $10
pat 4 preSiDent
9PM, Elephant Wreslter
rHytHm anD Style
5PM, Sale St
ruDSitS BrotHerS
9PM, GBS Bar
SHerpa viDeo releaSe
8PM, The Snake Pit, $10
Solly, HuDGe
5PM, Neighbourhood
SunSHine SounD
SyStem
9PM, Rakinos, $10
tDk
8PM, 1885 Britomart, Free
tHe friDay BlenDer
5PM, Chapel Bar
tiDo
6PM, Racket Bar, Free
will StyleS
5PM, The Britomart
Country Club, Free
ZillionZ, DJ roGer
tHe money
8PM, The Golden Dawn, $5
SaT 14
a ponSonBy
inStitution
8PM, Chapel Bar
Brett polley
8PM, De Post
cool cult
8PM, Old Folks Ass, $5
DaviD SHanHun
9PM, BlackSalt
DirtypHonicS
10PM, 4:20, $35
DJ DiSco traSH
8PM, Red Hummingbird
DJ JoHn HolmeS
6PM. Nuffeld St
DJ linley latu
7PM, The Deck
DJ Sample Gee
9PM, twentyone
Fri 13
a Bfm private function
8PM, Winchester,$15
acouStic GuitariSt
ricky De meDeiroS
1PM, Alp Ice Cafe, Free
Beat fix feat: ricH
wilSon, Dan aux,
matt ranDomplay
6PM,Snapdragon
BenwaH ,normSki
6PM, Northern Steam Ship
Black friDay
10PM, Code, $5
Brett polley
8PM, Moretons Bar
cian
6PM, La Zeppa
DaviD SHanHun
7PM, Shakespeare Bar
Dean te paa
8PM, Glen Eden RSA
DJ BiG pun & DJ
Sample Gee
8PM, twentyone
DJ Dirty Diana anD cve
7PM, Red Hummingbird
DJ JoHn HolmeS
6PM, Nuffeld St
DJ tainer
6PM, The Deck
franciS Jakeman
8PM, De Post
frank Booker,
JaSon eli
5PM, Everybodys
in DreaD reSponSe,
tHe curSiD, auStere,
tHe altereD StateS
8PM, The Kings Arms
JaSon SmitH
9PM, Basalt
lee Gray Duo
9PM, Merchant Bar
lee Gray Duo
9PM, Merchant Bar
loGiSticS
10PM, 4:20, $35
lower Bar collective
7PM, The Audio Foundation, Free
mark tronSon
9PM, Florries
mix matcH aZonto
Dance party
8PM, Nectar Bar, $10
SuBmariner
7PM, Imperial Lane
Summer feSt ft.
ruBy froSt
7PM, Zeal
Sweet mix kiDS
11PM, 1885 Basement, Free
tHe Beat market,
10PM, Rakinos, $10
vHf Duo
9PM, Merchant Bar
we own tHe niGHt
10PM, 1885 Britomart, $10
Sun 15
acouStic SunDay
SeSSion w eli
GuttenBiel
3PM, La Zeppa
acouStic SunDayS
ft. pHil StooDley
7PM, Neighbourhood
DJ JoHn HolmeS
6PM, Nuffeld St
laZy SunDay
afternoon
5PM, The Wine Cellar
pat 4 preSiDent
2PM, Merchant Bar
SunDay at Sale St
2PM, Sale St
SunDay SeSSion witH
tHe Sentimental
SounD SyStem
3PM, Chapel Bar
Mon 16
cluB connoiSSeurS
6:30PM, Chapel Bar
tHe ka muSic QuiZ
7PM, The Kings Arms
Tue 17
tHe ka QuiZ
7PM, The Kings Arms
worlDS GreateSt QuiZ
niGHt witH QuiZmaSter
tHane kirBy
7PM, Chapel Bar
DJ SiSter act
4PM, Chapel Bar
Dt capri ep
releaSe party
8PM, Backbeat Bar, $5
Gene riverS
8PM, Racket Bar, Free
Greek party niGHtS
7PM, Alp Ice Cafe, Free
tHe HiGHlife & a liSt
winter Social
8PM, The Wharf
JameS ck
9PM, Florries
JaSon kyle, Selecta Sam
6PM, Snapdragon
laDyHawke
8PM, The Studio
lee Gray Duo
8PM, The Patriot
lo key
8PM, La Zeppa
manuel BunDy
5PM, The Britomart
Country Club, Free
mattranDomplay,
aDam o
7PM, Northern Steam Ship
muSic Box
9PM, Rickshaw Eddies
popStranGerS,
SHerpa , BookSelf
9PM, Whammy Bar, $7
raiDerS of tHe loSt art
11PM, Coherent, $10
ritual 009: DJ orpHan,
DJ kurSk, DJ finn
10PM, Rising Sun, $10
ruDSitS BrotHerS
9PM, Shakespeare Bar
SaturDay at Sale St
7PM, Sale St
tHe BreakfaSt cluB
6PM, Cassette Nine,
$10 door sales
SnakeSkin SuitcaSe
witH tHe BaDS,
Bat country, alan
meHarry, Dave kHan
& emily GileS
8PM, The Lucha Lounge, $10
Spooky
7PM, Everybodys
Steam ft JaSon
HowSon, riot
Boy, mtronBomB,
tommy flowerS
10PM, Khuja Lounge, $5
auckLaNd GIG GuIdE
ShiT WorTh doinG
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Wed 11
Hula Hope, merlin
weBSter, Jeremy
DeSmonD
8PM, Diamond Harbour
Community Hall
QuiZ niGHt
Phoenix Bar
tHe cruciBle
Rudolf Steiner School
Thu 12
HoBnail cD
releaSe tour
8PM, Wunderbar
Hula Hope, merlin
weBSter, Jeremy
DeSmonD
8PM, Hilltop Tavern
laDyHawke
9PM, The Foundry
loGiSticS & tali
9PM, Dux Live
Ski movie SeSSionS
Ferrymead Speights Ale House
Fri 13
aSHei
9PM, Dux Live, Free
aSSemBly reQuireD
9.30PM, The Fox and Ferret
DJ mike t
9PM, JDv Restaurant & Bar
ewen Gilmour
Pierside Cafe & Bar
lawrence araBia:
tHe Sparrow
9PM, St Michael & All
Angels Church
muSic centre of
cHriStcHurcH
- outStanDinG
younG muSicianS
St Augustine Anglican Church
Sunken SeaS
9PM, Wunderbar
tJ Quinton
9PM, Darkroom
tHe perfect Storm
The Foundry
SaT 14
DJ mike t & kinG al
9PM, Winnie Bagoes
pacman - an
arcaDe party
Kreation Art House
SHapeSHifter
9PM, The Bedford Big Top
tealiGHt acouSticS -
tHe cHarity Special
8PM, Journeys Youth Centre
tHe cHriStcHurcH pop
up concert SerieS
8PM, Old Sumner School Hall
tHe Solo proJect mmxii
Christ’s College
Sun 15
BliSterinG tonGueS
7PM, Wunderbar
creative feStival
Little River Craft Station
lyDia cole
8PM, Dux Live
miD-winter
wonDerlanD
The Irishman
Mon 16
no limit texaS HolD’em
valley Inn Tavern
QuiZ niGHt
Bealey’s Speight’s Ale House
QuiZ niGHt
Ferrymead Speight’s Ale House
nuttin trivial
QuiZ niGHt
Pierside Cafe & Bar
Tue 17
JameSonS Jam SeSSionS
8PM, Bealey’s Speight’s Ale House
QuiZ niGHt
7PM, Pegasus Arms Restaurant
& Bar
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lyDia cole
Major Toms, Tauranga
Thu 12
katikati ukelele Group
Homewood Park Tennis
Club, Katikati
Fri 13
Battle of tHe
BanDS Heat 3
The Outback, Hamilton
punktuation
Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui
StyluS
Seismic Gastrobar, Rotorua
maJor BanD
The Pheasant Plucker, Rotorua
SaT 14
oceania Storm
Ngaruwahia Rugby League
Football Club, Ngaruwahia
Sun 15
muSic in tHe GallerieS
- Der krankS
Waikato Museum, Hamilton
Mon 16
eliZaBetH marvelly
Baycourt Community and
Arts Centre, Tauranga
Tue 17
terror
void, Hamilton
Wed 11
laDyHawke w/ SHe’S So
raD & two cartoonS
7PM, union Hall,
university of Otago
lumpy Space
princeSSeS
7PM, Saint Omer, Free
Thu 12
anDy p
Saint Omer, Free
carnival on campuS
anD international
fooD feStival
union Lawn, university of Otago
Fri 13
BliSterinG tonGueS
Dunedin Musician’s Club
caDBury Jaffa race
anD worlD’S SteepeSt
Street party
11AM, Baldwin St
caDBury winter Ball
8PM, Larnach Castle
DJ DaHlSim
9PM, 10 Bar
Jae BeDforD
7PM, The Stadium
Harbour view Hotel
StaDium in StitcHeS
witH paul eGo anD
cHopper reaD
Forsyth Barr Stadium
taHu anD tHe takaHe
7.30PM, Saint Omer
tHe lauGHinG
SamoanS preSent
funny cHokerS
Westpac Mayfair Theatre
SaT 14
kora witH left or
riGHt anD DuDStown
SounDSyStem
union Hall, university of Otago
lawrence araBia:
tHe Sparrow
Sammy’s
SoutHern SHowDown
7PM, Edgar Centre
Sunken SeaS null Hour
9PM, Chicks Hotel
WaIkaTO GIG GuIdE
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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.
The Claddagh
372-376 BroaDway, newmarket, aucklanD
Club Connoisseurs is the name of the game at Ponsonby’s Chapel Bar & Bistro
on Monday nights from 6:30 to 10:30. When you’re back at work feeling sorry for
yourself, Chapel’s helping you get back on the good foot with DJs spinning their
treasured collection of funk, reggae, soul, jazz and more so you can get on up
through the rest of the week.
Chapel
147 ponSonBy roaD, aucklanD
Thursdays down at Britomart is like Saturday afternoons at your unemployed
student friend’s fat. There’s always something going on even though you know
you should be saving money, but you’d rather listen to trippy music. This week
1885 Britomart hosts Suren Unka in all of his ambient, transcending glory. Get out
of the house and into the party dreamscape every Thursday at 1885 Britomart.
1885 BriTomarT
27 Galway Street, aucklanD
Every Thursday at Racket down in Britomart, local DJs MayaVanya and Girl Tiger
are your captains on the sea of “it’s not quite the weekend but thank God it nearly
is”. Or they’re your pilots, or maybe your tour guides. Either way, they all know
that you’re there because you want a good time, and these party starters know
how to kick off the not-quite-weekend in style.
raCkeT
6-10 roukai lane, aucklanD
ShiT WorTh drinKinG
BaRS
auckland transport’s Sober Driver Sorted game provides facebook friends with a
fun way to select a sober driver for their outing. Once the mates are selected, the
player spins up to fve times to randomly select the sober driver.
The winning sober driver wins Wendy’s voucher or a free NZ music download. Play
at www.facebook.com/makeithome and sort your mates with free prizes.
The game can be accessed via smartphones or PC. The MP3 music fles need to be
downloaded on PC.
featured artists are:
Bene Shanks (RJ Remix)
Chloe Bartlett (Freak Out)
Chris Cope (Said too much)
Hanna Grace (Hush now)
Josh Leys (Don’t you know)
Phil Stoodley (Walk forward in Motion)
Ria (The one)
Soljah (One night)
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radiohead (uk)
tue 06 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
ruFuS WainWrighT
fri 21 Sep Civic Theatre, Auckland
ShapeShiFTer
Sat 14 Jul The Bedford, Christchurch
Sherpa
fri 13 Jul Snake Pit, Auckland
SlaSh
fri 17 aug Vector Arena, Auckland
SmaShing pumpkinS
Sat 04 aug Vector Arena, Auckland
Sunken SeaS
wed 11 Jul San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
fri 13 Jul Wunderbar, Lyttleton
Sat 14 Jul Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers
Sat 28 Jul Space Monster, Whanganui
fri 04 aug Whammy Bar, Auckland
wed 11 aug Bad Cave,
Palmerston North
Terror
tue 17 Jul Void, Hamilton
wed 18 Jul The Kings Arms, Auckland
Tim & eriC
Sat 06 oct Powerstation, Auckland
TJ QuinTon
thu 12 Jul UCSA Events
Centre, Christchurch
fri 13 Jul Darkroom, Christchurch
Sat 13 Jul Barluga, Wanaka
Sun 15 Jul The Luggate Hotel, Luggate
Tommy emmanuel
thu 16 aug Bruce Mason
Theatre, Auckland
Sat 18 aug Founders Theatre, Hamilton
Sun 19 aug Memorial Hall, Waikanae
luger Boa
thu 26 Jul Bodega, Wellington
fri 27 Jul Brewers Bar, Tauranga
Sat 28 Jul The Kings Arms, Auckland
lydia Cole & Tom lark
wed 11 Jul Major Toms, Tauranga
thu 12 Jul Mighty Mighty, Wellington
Sat 14 Jul Interislander
Ferry, Cook Strait
Sat 14 Jul The Secret Garden
Cafe, Blenheim
Sun 15 Jul Dux Live, Christchurch
tue 17 Jul Arthur St Cafe, Timaru
wed 18 Jul The Church Cafe, Dunedin
thu 19 Jul Fairfeld House, Nelson
fri 20 Jul Interislander
Ferry, Cook Strait
fri 20 Jul OE Cafe, Palmerston North
Sat 21 Jul Whanganui Musicians
club, Whanganui
fri 27 Jul Milk & Honey, Hamilton
mark gardener
thu 09 aug Mighty Mighty, Wellington
fri 10 aug The Kings Arms, Auckland
Sat 11 aug Wunderbar, Lyttelton
miSSy higginS
mon 06 aug Q Theatre, Auckland
tue 07 aug Q Theatre, Auckland
mumFord & SonS
fri 02 nov Vector Arena, Auckland
Sun 04 nov Town Hall, Wellington
tue 06 nov CBS Canterbury
Arena, Christchurch
naSum (Se)
thu 28 aug The Kings Arms, Auckland
nighTCap 2012
wed 25 Jul Union Hall, University
of Otago, Dunedin
thu 26 Jul UCSA Events
Centre, Christchurch
fri 27 Jul The Frontroom, Wellington
Sat 28 Jul Studio, 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
The perFeCT STorm
fri 13 Jul The Foundry, Christchurch
The pharCyde
thu 16 aug Mint Bar, Wanaka
fri 17 aug San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
Sat 18 aug Studio, Auckland
Sun 19 aug Dux Live, Christchurch
anTagoniST ad
thu 02 aug Whammy, Auckland
fri 03 aug Void, Hamilton
Sat 04 aug Deal, Wellington
Sun 05 aug The Badcave,
Palmerston North
Ben harper
Sat 03 nov Michael Fowler
Centre, Wellington
mon 05 nov ASB Theatre, Auckland
Bill Bailey
fri 28 Sep Michael Fowler
Centre, Wellington
Sat 29 Sep Michael Fowler
Centre, Wellington
mon 01 oct CBS Canterbury
Arena, Christchurch
wed 03 oct ASB Theatre, Auckland
thu 04 oct ASB Theatre, Auckland
BlaCk ConFeTTi
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Theatre, Auckland
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mon 05 nov TSB Bank
Arena, Wellington
Coldplay
Sat 10 nov Mt Smart
Stadium, Auckland
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fri 20 Jul The Kings Arms, Auckland
ConCord daWn
Sat 21 Jul Studio, Auckland
fri 27 Jul Sandwiches, Wellington
dame edna everage
Sat 11 aug The Civic, Auckland
Sun 12 aug The Civic, Auckland
mon 13 aug The Civic, Auckland
tue 14 aug The Civic, Auckland
devo, Simple mindS & The
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thu 12 Jul Static, Hamilton
fri 13 Jul Winchester, Auckland
Sat 14 Jul Tauranga
wed 25 Jul Crown Hotel, Dunedin
fri 27 Jul Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers
Sat 28 Jul Dux Live, Christchurch
fri 03 aug Bodega, Wellington
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thu 23 aug Powerstation, Auckland
exoduS
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Reserve, Papamoa Beach
griZZly Bear
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House, Wellington
wed 21 nov Bruce Mason
Centre, Auckland
guru oF Chai
tue 03 Jul - Sat 28 Jul Q
Theatre, Auckland
home BreW
thu 19 Jul Shadows, Auckland
fri 20 Jul Altitude, Hamilton
Sat 21 Jul San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
thu 26 Jul World, Queenstown
fri 27 Jul Sammy’s, Dunedin
Sat 28 Jul Bedford Pop
Up, Christchurch
hoT Chelle rae
thu 18 oct TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Sat 20 oct Vector Arena, Auckland
JeFF dunham
Sun 19 aug Vector Arena, Auckland
keiTh Barry
wed 08 aug Bruce Mason
Theatre, Auckland
mon 13 aug Opera House, Wellington
kaTChaFire
fri 03 aug The Shed, Taupo
Sat 04 aug Waihi Beach Hotel, Hotel
Sat 11 aug Sammys, Dunedin
fri 17 aug Hill 16, Porirua
Sat 18 aug San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
fri 24 aug Altitude, Hamilton
Sat 25 aug Powerstation, Auckland
kora
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ladyhaWke
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thu 12 Jul The Foundry, Christchurch
fri 13 Jul San Fran Bath
House, Wellington
Sat 14 Jul Studio, Auckland
laWrenCe araBia
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
upcOmING TOuRS & EvENTS
TourS & evenTS
muppets for grown-ups
When you Were a kid,
you very badly wanted one of your toys
to come to life. That’s why Toy Story was so much of
a hit. Part of the reason, at least. you wanted a friend you could
trust, someone you could tell your secrets to. Someone who, when you ran
to your room because your mum was making you eat broccoli, would say to you,
“yeah, your mum is a jerk and broccoli is an even bigger jerk.” Then you grew up and
realised that notion is a childish one.
In the case of Ted, the came-to-life toy grew up with his owner – and he turned out to be a bit of a
beatnik sleaze, bumming around, pissing off his owner’s girlfriend and using his money. he’s the friend
that we’ve seen in every movie before as that “I need to turn my life around” plot device. But in Ted, the plot
device is the plot instead.
Ted was born from the mind of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Although MacFarlane originally conceived
of Ted as an animated series, he came to the conclusion that the story would lend itself better to flm. Fellow Family
Guy collaborators and scribes Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild were brought onboard to develop the story of the magical
stuffed teddy bear and his owner who grew up to fnd themselves in a state of arrested development. The exposition
answers those questions you fnd yourself, as a grown-up, pondering – if a toy did come to life, wouldn’t everyone know
about it? Wouldn’t it be famous? Would the headline-grabbing teddy bear appear on late night talk shows?
yes. But it also addresses the aging attention span audiences around the world would have for said toy. As the decades roll
on, grown-up John (played by Mark Wahlberg) fnds that his once cherished toy has become his worse for wear, foul-mouthed,
cynical companion.
MacFarlane’s frst foray into the directing realm wasn’t approached solo. once he decided the time was right, the hollywood
A-lister opted to bring many of the Family Guy crew along for the ride. Being notorious for the offensive humour we’ve come to love
(or hate) so very passionately, Family Guy-style gags aren’t for the masses. It’s grown-up fart jokes with plenty of talk of sex. It’s full
of swearing and is bountiful with in-joke homage references. Writer Alec Sulkin notes this when he says, “Seth said he wanted
it to be a very r-rated comedy… The bear comes to life with a child’s wish, and then you cut to almost 30 years later and it’s the
roommate who won’t leave. They have a sweet beginning, then Ted becomes this national sensation and ultimately turns into
something like a former child star. he’s somebody who was famous, is still alive, but not famous anymore.”
MacFarlane says that he was excited about the humour that occurs after the boy and bear grow up. “A big part of the
comedy comes from the fact that years after the bear came to life, people have gotten used to it and nobody cares anymore…
a point it would naturally get to in real life. So once that big moment has passed, what’s the other 95 per cent of your life
going to be like?”
not only is MacFarlane the voice, director, producer and co-writer of Ted, but he also played the animated character
in the motion suit. “It was necessary to have the suit there every day,” he says. “There were days when I had to
have it on the entire day, so it had to be something that was going to capture the data that we needed but wasn’t
going to be constrictive or distracting.
“In a perfect world, the performance of Ted is the same as everyone else’s performance. We wanted
them all to be people, one of whom happens to have the body of a teddy bear. The trick was to treat
Ted the same way as we treated everyone else… The guy I look to as the epitome of doing
that right was Jim henson. Muppets were real people. In that world it was normal for
Muppets to be walking around… that was what we wanted.”
WRITTEN BY EDDIE vADER
IN CINEMAS: THu 11 JuL
Family Guy CREATOR SETH
MACFARLANE TALKS ABOuT
BRINGING A TOY TO LIFE – AND
WATCHING HIM TuRN OuT TO
BE A BIT OF A DICK.
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noT So long ago, appreciation for Dirty Projectors was relegated
to only the ranks of indie music’s most devout followers. For a band
whose bread and butter consisted of jarring song structures, studio
experimentation and bizarre concept albums (a track-by-track
reimagining of Black Flag’s Damaged, anyone?), the prospects of
breaking into the mainstream must have seemed mightily slim indeed.
yet that’s exactly what Dirty Projectors did in 2009 with their album Bitte
Orca, somehow managing this feat with only minimal tweaks to their
uncompromisingly distinct sound.
Since then, the band has been turning heads in the wider music
community with their infectiously catchy, intricately arranged vocal
harmonies and innovative songwriting. Industry heavyweights have
reached out in acknowledgement of the group, leading to notable
collaborations with David Byrne on the compilation album Dark Was
The Night, and with Björk for a beneft concert in aid of the charity
organisation housing Works. “It was really awesome,” says vocalist and
guitarist Amber Coffman on working with Björk. “She’s a really cool
lady and of course an amazing singer, probably a perfect singer really.”
Working with two of music’s greatest innovators would inspire anyone,
but for an oddball group like Dirty Projectors it must have felt somewhat
vindicating to gain appreciation from two such venerated musicians.
“We put that piece of music together really quickly,” says Coffman on
the housing Works concert. “So it was pretty exhilarating when we
performed it with her. A year later we recorded it, just ‘cause it was such
a special thing to all of us.” That recording session became 2010’s Mount
Wittenberg Orca eP, a plaintive collection of tunes featuring Bjork that
helped bridge the three year gap between Bitte Orca and the soon-to-be-
released Swing Lo Magellan.
Their albums encapsulate enough styles and techniques to warrant a
team of songwriters, so it’s a rather pleasant surprise to learn that there’s
just one man responsible for the majority of Dirty Projectors’ output.
“David [longstreth] writes all the songs in this band,” says Coffman.
“There are times when I’ve written a bit of lyrics, a melody here and
there or something, but by and large Dave writes it and then we all put it
together.”
having the kind of creative control that longstreth has over the group
surely goes a long way to shaping the curious incarnations the band has
taken over the 11 ePs and albums they’ve released to date. “David’s been
putting records out on Dirty Projectors for a long time,” says Coffman.
“he’d have different bands on each record and then six years ago I went
on my frst tour with him. The band evolves a lot each time, we all met
Dave in different ways and just sorted ended up together.” It’s that easy
come, easy go ethos that has seen the group rack up some 22 past and
present members.
regardless of what a nightmare it must be managing the egos and
aspirations of so many musicians, you can’t argue with the results – the
back catalogue of Dirty Projectors features some of the most daringly
strange music of the new century. It’s a formula that they won’t be
giving up anytime soon it seems; their forthcoming album is a succinct
collection of beautifully quirky tunes. “The songs on this album have a
lot of swag,” laughs Coffman, and it’s not hard to see what she means;
opening track ‘offspring Are Blank’ has a raucous rock’n’roll quality that
belies the album’s more down-tempo moments.
In some ways, Swing Lo Magellan is a subtle change of direction for the
group. In the past they’ve put great store in overarching themes and
concepts, yet this release is a collection of songs more in the style of Bob
Dylan, each individual story seemingly complete and whole within itself.
or perhaps there is an underlying narrative that we’re just missing?
“There might be,” says Coffman mysteriously, “but I think we might
want to leave that up to listeners for awhile.”
WRITTEN BY CLOvIS MCEvOY
AFTER YEARS OF FLYING uNDER THE MAINSTREAM RADAR, DIRTY
PROJECTORS BROKE OuT INTO THE POPuLAR SPHERE WITH BITTE
ORCA IN 2009. THREE YEARS ON, SWING LO MAGELLAN LOOKS
SET TO ONCE AGAIN THRILL FANS OLD AND NEW.
projections of
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the mention of yet another movie tie-in
video game is usually met with grumbles of
disapproval and the rolling of eyes skywards
in the gaming world. However, anyone who
remembers the brilliant game based on the
Spider-Man 2 movie knows this franchise has a
lot of potential. And the good news is that same
winning formula has been revamped for the
current-gen market in The Amazing Spider-Man.
The game opens up with an interactive cinematic
sequence where our hero, Peter Parker, is
being shown through Oscorp’s laboratories.
Naturally, all hell breaks loose, in the form of
hybrid creatures who manage to escape the
high-security installation. It’s up to Spider-Man to
hunt down and restrain these beasts as they run
rampant through the streets of Manhattan.
From here, most of the game takes place in a
sprawling open city where Spidey is free to hoon
around as he pleases. To keep the gameplay
varied, there are also interior environment
missions, where Spidey will be confned to small
areas. Although these aren’t as thrilling as the
city-based stuff, crawling through air-vents and
adapting to the tight environments breaks up the
pace nicely.
There are times, however, when the camera angle
feels too confned. The developer’s attempt to put
you in the action has a side effect of everything
feeling claustrophobic. Turning, for instance, is
occasionally clunky, especially in interior areas,
and Spidey will often take a number of steps
before you’re facing the right direction.
The game has a well-conceived storyline which
deserves credit for not simply rehashing the
events of the movie. It’s driven by some solid
voice-acting as well, despite the fact that the
actors in the flm were not involved here.
The combat and general control scheme do the
job, but they defnitely lack the fnesse of rival
comic book-related title Batman: Arkham City.
Fans will, however, defnitely get a buzz swinging
between buildings; hearing Spidey whoop and
holler as he performs death-defying acrobatics
over Manhattan.
Overall, it comes close to matching that feeling
of awe I got when I frst played Spider-Man 2 way
back in 2004. Those fans who do get a buzz out of
it can also look forward to some interesting DLC,
including extra costumes and challenge modes.
Recommended.
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what class do you tutor – what’s it all about?
I lecture and mentor for the Game Development class at Media Design School. It’s
an intensive course where we teach the students all the ins and outs of learning
how to create and implement games. The game artists learn the software,
tools and engine pipelines to get their assets into to one of the available game
engines. For example, they learn how to model, texture, rig and animate using
the appropriate software tools. They then learn how to export these art assets
into a gaming engine like Unreal or Havok. Additionally, the artists work in teams
with the game programming students to make their games. The programmers
work hand-in-hand with the artists to write code and tools for their games. It’s
rewarding to watch the students learning to work together and see what kind of
magic they produce.
what did you work on before?
The most recent title I worked on was the AAA shooter Homefront from Kaos
Studios. I worked as the lead cinematics animator for that project. Past games I
have been credited for include Far Cry, BioShock and Duke Nukem Forever.
apparently you’re a bit of a gaming whizz. what’s your favourite console? why?
That’s always a tough question because I like so many games on all of them. I
would say the Xbox 360 because that’s what I have been playing recently, but I
guess it all depends on which game I am currently playing.
what’s your favourite game of all time?
It’s a toss-up between Another World on the Amiga 500 or Ultima 4 on my
Commodore 64. Both of these games made a major impact on me as a kid, so I’ve
got to credit them for that.
Do you have a favourite genre of game?
My favourite game genre is RTS (Real Time Strategy). However, I like to work on
shooters because you get to push the art and animation technology.
Best fghting game?
Street Fighter 3.
Best shoot-em-up?
Team Fortress 2.
Best racing game?
Gran Turismo series.
Best smartphone game?
UniWar.
most underrated game around today?
Roogoo.
in your humble expert opinion, what will the future of gaming be?
It’s going to be all digital-based and streaming from the cloud. We still have a
long way to go, but technology is moving fast. There have already been paradigm
shifts within the industry. Flash-based games and iPad/Android games have been
on the move for some time now and will continue to grow. Recently there’s been
a push for the free-to-play micro-transaction-based business model. You will
always be able to purchase something but I believe this model is also here to stay.
tell us about what people can expect and love about media Design School.
The lecturers in the departments at the school are all super talented and creative. I
don’t think you can go wrong with signing up for any department. Additionally, I see
the students working collaboratively in every stream. They not only learn from the
lecturers but from each other. It’s a place you want to be if you want to be creative.
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what’s the ethos of your store/clothing line?
We like to blaze our own trails and create
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which historical fgure had some wicked style?
Frida Kahlo.
what muso/celebrity has style up the wazoo?
Alison Mosshart.
Society’s biggest fashion faux-pas?
I guess it’s all about what an individual can
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what’s the must-have look this winter?
A Brooke Tyson wild hearts dress and a soft
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colours/patterns big this season?
We’ve focused on hand-fnished
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on woollen jumpers, as well as luxurious
patterned silk velvets and bold Aztec
patterned wools. All in rich deep hues – reds,
bronze, green, claret and almond.
what are the essentials for a man’s wardrobe?
Nicely ftted tees, straight-leg jeans, chinos
or dress pants, a nice shirt, a quality leather
jacket, and I always love Converse leather
sneakers or vintage leather boots.
what are the essentials for a lady’s wardrobe?
Dresses to suit your shape – there are so many
choices and you can never have enough,
including a little black dress. Flattering jeans,
statement knitwear, a leather jacket, and
fattering skirts that go with everything, A
quality coat, a leather handbag, leather shoes
and boots, bold jewellery and accessories to
suit your style.
everyone should own at least one good…
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Hyphenate three words to describe your style:
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“I’ve no IDeA where I’m going, but it’s fun,” laughs Serj Tankian from his
lA studio as we sit down to chat over a rather dodgy Skype connection.
At 44 years old, the lead singer of the grammy Award-winning System
of A Down is showing no signs of slowing down. The lebanese-born,
lA-raised new Zealand resident isn’t your typical frontman: he’s also a
distinguished solo musician, an orchestral and theatre composer and a
published poet. And to hear him tell it, the next couple of years might be
his busiest yet.
Much to the dismay of their legions of fans, in 2006 System of A Down
went on indefnite hiatus – and though they have recently reformed, it
was this time away from the band that allowed Tankian to break free of
his alt metal roots and begin indulging other creative whims. The result:
a myriad of projects ranging from orchestral symphonies to anthologies
of poetry and even a Broadway musical, Prometheus Bound.
It’s also given Tankian the time to pen a number of solo albums – the
most recent of which, Harakiri, is set for release on July 10, 2012.
“Harakiri is the rock record that’s coming out frst,” says Tankian, “and
we also have a jazz record that I got done with a few friends of mine,
some really cool jazz-heads. There’s a couple of vocal tracks on there, but
it’s mostly instrumental.”
In fact, Tankian has four albums lined up for release in the near future,
each one a testament to his eclectic tastes. “I also have an electronic
record that I did with my friend Jimmy urine from Mindless Self
Indulgence,” says Tankian with a self deprecating laugh. “That’s sort of
like a British gangster soundtrack.”
yet it’s his forthcoming album Orca that really caught my attention. In
2009, Tankian recorded his Elect The Dead Symphony at the Auckland
Town hall, pairing up with one of new Zealand’s most renowned
composers, John Psathas, to craft a once-in-a-lifetime concert event.
So can fans expect something in a similar vein? “Orca is kind of in that
realm, in fact it’s even more classical because it’s a full-on symphony.
Elect The Dead [Symphony] was more of a symphonic rendering of my
Elect The Dead rock record.”
With such a wealth of material from a variety of genres streaming forth,
it’s little wonder Tankian professes a range of infuences which may
surprise his hardcore rock fans. “In terms of vocals I love female jazz
vocals like nina Simone and Billie holiday. I love something about their
immediacy,” Tankian says earnestly. “or Tom Waits for example, totally
love his vocal styling.”
It was Tankian’s own unusual vocal delivery that helped defne S.o.A.D’s
signature sound, and was a key element in their rise to fame – so it
should come as no surprise that it’s something Tankian had to work hard
at, and is still fne tuning to this day. “When you frst start singing you
take your infuences and you mimic them until you fnd your own voice
and then you go from there,” says Tankian.
given System of A Down’s recent reunion and tour, including a frenzied
sauna of a show in Auckland, I couldn’t help but ask the question on
every die-hard fan’s lips: can we expect a new record from the band
anytime soon? “you know, we really don’t have any particular plans of
making a record right now,” he says, brow furrowing. “We haven’t talked
deeply about when or where to do any of that, so anytime soon would be
a no. one day? Sure.”
alBum out now: HaRaKiKi
ENcORE
surging on forward
WRITTEN BY CLOvIS MCEvOY
TIME AWAY FROM GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BAND SYSTEM OF
A DOWN HAS GIvEN FRONTMAN SERJ TANKIAN JuST THAT - TIME,
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