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Breaking news  Cheese On Toast will be throwing a Halloween Party at Auckland’s Whammy and Wine Cellar on Saturday 29 October. Tourettes, Panther & the Zoo, The Raw Nerves, Tied on Teeth, X Ray Fiends, Tono, Luckless, $noregazZzm and Karaoke Dick will all be in attendance.  Rhythm & Vines have announced the complete line-up for the 2011-2012 festival. Erick Morello, Architecture in Helsinki, Jillionaire, Zowie, Electric Wire Hustle, The Thomas Oliver Band, Dick Johnson, The Ruby Suns, Recloose, Pikachunes, Scratch 22, Nick D and more join the festivities.  Arrested Development is more back than ever. Monday saw the blogosphere light up with confirmation that AD creator Mitchell Hurwitz and crew are penning the scripts for a mini-series in which every character gets a one-shot, followed by a movie. It’s still years away, so we’ll celebrate fully once it’s actually shooting. How old would George Michael and Maeby be now anyway? Groove Guide is New Zealand’s leading weekly music and entertainment publication. 10,000 free copies are available every week at music stores, cafes, fast food outlets, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, cinemas and retail stores throughout New Zealand. If you would like to stock Groove Guide please contact tyler@grooveguide.co.nz or call (09) 3664616.

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A trio of staple Auckland underground acts are hitting the road later this month for a quick threestop tour. Nocturnal Collections is presenting ‘The Best Tour This Country Has Seen Since Kiwi Fire’, with god bows to math, High Society and Lost Rockets heading to Wellington’s Happy and Whanganui’s ARC Theatre after collectively pooling their pocket money. Before hitting the road the bands will be playing Auckland’s Lucha Lounge.

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Beastwars will be hitting the road for one last time this year before getting back into the studio to start work on their second album. Palmerston North, Whanganui, Hamilton, Auckland and Wellington will all be treated to not only the Beastwars gang in full and final force, but will also be able to try the specially brewed Hallertau Beastwars India Pale Ale that’s been specially made in celebration of the band’s accomplishments this year.

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Soul outfit Funkommunity will be holding an album release party for their debut Chequered Thoughts. The duo, consisting of Isaac Aesili and Rachel Fraser, are no strangers to the NZ music scene, having collaborated with Aaradhna, Ladi6, Hollie Smith, Mara TK, House of Shem, Homebrew, Anika Moa, Mt Eden, Crowded House, Sola Rosa and plenty more. Auckland’s 1885 plays host to the gig.

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Bic Runga will be embarking on an impressive 17-date, 12-city tour next month in celebration of her upcoming album Belle. Whangarei, Tauranga, Hamilton, Pukekohe, Auckland, Napier, Palmerston North, Masterton, Wellington, Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin and Invercargill will all be treated to Bic’s Acoustic Church tour as she plays in various churches, chapels and cathedrals around the country.

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The More FM Summer Vineyard Tour 2012 has been announced with John Butler Trio, Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme and Annabel Fay all signed on for the eight-stop line-up. Hawkes Bay, New Plymouth, Martinborough, Hamilton, Nelson, Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland will all be hosting the summer tour. Tickets go on sale next week.

Born That Way

Naughty By Nature have announced a one off Auckland show in celebration of their 20th anniversary. While it’s been 20 years since the hip-hop collective released their debut, they’ve been around for 25 years which is even more of an achievement. PNC, Young Sid and DJ Sir-Vere will all be taking to the stage in support of Naughty By Nature who will be debuting material from their upcoming album Anthem Inc..

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The Checks’ third studio album Deadly Summer Sway hits stores next month, and the band is hitting the road to show their thrice-lucky steez. The tour sees the five-piece hit 12 stops throughout November and December with Wellington, Palmerston North, Napier, New Plymouth, Rotorua, Hamilton, Auckland, Gisborne, Tauranga, Onewhero and Raglan all lined up to get a taste of the North Shore big-beaters.

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Fonterra is putting on a nationwide day of festivities. The Kiwi Day Out will be a one-off show on Monday 24 October (Labour Day) which will be filmed live for TV One and will air on Saturday 29 October from 8-10.30pm. The seven locations around New Zealand will have “tens of thousands” of free sausages and ice creams being given out by Fonterra. Bonus. Dave Dobbyn, Stan Walker, Evermore, Avalanche City and Patea Maori Club will be performing in Auckland, Tiki Taane in Whangarei, Hello Sailor in Hamilton, Midge Marsden in Hawera, Tahuna Breaks in Palmerston North, Jason Kerrison in Invercargill and Dane Rumble in Ashburton.

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groove file In Brief... Fasitua Amosa Fasitua Amosa is Ruufless 2.0

Relationship status? Single. Favourite drink? CC and dry/cider in the sun. Whiskey with a chaser indoors. Any vices? I like to give people gentle frights. My favourite is when you go to a mate’s house and stand outside a window till they notice you. But the last time I did that she called the cops. Fair enough. I had the wrong house.

A talent contest hits Manukau next week. Generation Next will arrive at the Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre with auditions on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October, with the final concert on Thursday 20 October. The grand finale will feature the top five finalists performing alongside New Zealand’s current chart topping performers including Savage, David Dallas, Aaradhna and more. It’s more Idol than Singstar. Korn have gone dubstep. Don’t believe us? Look for their new track ‘Get Up’ from their upcoming album The Path Of Totality. And then drop your jaw at the fact that Korn bassist Fieldy said “Jonathan loved it”. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 induction nominees have been announced and include Beastie Boys, The Cure, Donovan, Guns N’ Roses, Heart, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Red Hot Chili Peppers and plenty more. Beastie Boys? Go figure. Our guess is with GN’R, RHCP or Joan Jett – simply going by the fact that the Rock Hall is a total boys club. Adele has made New Zealand music history as she holds on to her top spot on the RIANZ Top 40 Album Chart this week. 21 has officially claimed the title of the country’s longest running number one album at 24 weeks, surpassing previous title holder Shania Twain and simultaneously clocking up 90,000 albums sold in New Zealand (six times platinum). The Rhythm & Vines ambassador will be a lucky dick. They’ll go behind the scenes

Big Day Out

First gig played? When and where? Snatch Bar in Ponsonby, July 2010. I’m an actor by trade. Been in the game 10 years and I have never been as nervous before a show than I was on that night. Thank God for brown trousers. First gig in attendance? My mate Phil’s, who was more nervous than I was. First album? Pretty sure it was Boyz II Men’s Cooleyhighharmony. Favourite current album? David Dallas’ The Rose Tint. A lot of the songs are about being an artist and dreaming big, and the struggles of staying focused and on track and being responsible for your own success. As an actor and comedian, I can relate to that. When I grow up I wanna be? Rich! So I can feed my dog and get rid of my student loan! Stuff being famous. Unless that fame leads to more riches, which in NZ doesn’t really happen. First job? Kitchenhand at a rural coffee shop in Pleasant Point, South Canterbury. I was ten and I was paid $10 an hour. Epic swag. Guilty pleasures? Goody gum drop ice cream and spooning. Nothing quite like a good spoon. SEE HIM LIVE: FASITUA AMOSA IS RUUFLESS 2.0 WED 05 OCT - SAT 08 OCT BASEMENT FEST. 2011 BASEMENT THEATRE, AUCKLAND

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and cover this year’s festival for both R&V’s Behind the Vines and TVNZ U, get to attend and cover other shows like the upcoming R&V Soundcheck in Auckland and international festivals in both Australia and Europe and also learn the ropes of TV presenting and get to host their very own weekly segment on U live. The contenders are Govind Sandhu from Sydney, Conor Beggs, Gil Amir and Selena La Fleur from Auckland, Magdalena Schoeman from Christchurch and Tim Couch from Dunedin. The Show Me Shorts full programme will be announced this week as it heads around the country from November. A little taste of the films you can see for “a good time, not a long time” are; animated road-movie Nullarbor by Alistair Lockhart, out-of-work children’s TV mascot working as a waiter (which sounds great as a comedy or drama) Blue by Stephen Kang, Sam Holst’s story about a seventeen year old meat worker Meathead and meta-foley-artist-within-a-film tale Cold Turkey by Gavin Keaven.

Making Tracks NZ On Air has released the latest results from the third round of the MakingTracks new music funding scheme in which 14 artists receive a $10,000 grant to record a song and make a video, and a further 17 artists get $6,000 for a video only. The $10K grants go to Awa, Bang Bang Eche, Dane Rumble, Delaney Davidson, Die! Die! Die!, Gemma Copas, Goodshirt, Jon Lemmon, Jupiter Project, Like A Storm, NO, Sharpie Crows, T54 and Tiki Taane. The $6K grants for video only have been awarded to Collapsing Cities, F In Math, Family Cactus, Gin Wigmore, Illegal Banditz, K.One, Lips, Parallel Dance Ensemble, Pieter T, Princess Chelsea, Ria Hall, Shotgun Alley, The Checks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Urbantramper, Victoria Girling-Butcher and Wilberforces.

More like “Indie Day Out” as people have been saying. Wow, what a total zinger. In no particular order, the first announcement for the Big Day Out 2012 includes Best Coast, Foster the People, Cage the Elephant, Gin Wigmore, Girl Talk, David Dallas, Odd Future, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Battles, Cut Off Your Hands, Mariachi El Bronx, Ghost Wave, Beastwars, MayaVanya, The Living End, My Chemical Romance, Kanye West, Soundgarden, Kasabian and Röyksopp. Tony Hawk is also coming along for the ride. As per, there’s plenty of bitching and moaning about the iconic festival about how people don’t know the bands, there’s too many New Zealand artists, no big names (there’s plenty), etc etc. So here’s a little comforter – it’s only the first announcement. It’s the 20th anniversary of the BDO, they’ll be putting on a hell of a show. Yeah, it’s fun to bitch, but it’s a mother of a good festival and odds are you’ll end up going anyway. If you don’t know the bands, listen to them and get excited.


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Releases and Re-issues $noregazZzm are releasing their first EP as digital download only via bandcamp. The self-release is called HI54 AtaxXxiA – another case of alphanumeric and whatnot mix up. The high energy electro-heads have been gigging for a while now, and the release sounds like a Nintendo-showtunes mash-up between Matt And Kim, Andrew W.K. and The Band Math. Download it for free/nameyour-price at snoregazzzm.bandcamp.com. Following the break-up of R.E.M., Warner Bros. Records are releasing a 40-song retrospective of the band’s achievements. After 15 studio albums, the icons’ last release will be R.E.M., PART LIES, PART HEART, PART TRUTH, PART GARBAGE, 1982 – 2011 on Monday 14 November. The album is available for pre-order now and will follow R.E.M.’s final single release ‘We All Go Back To Where We Belong’ which hits airwaves later this month. Tyler Ramsey has released his solo effort Valley Wind on Fat Possum, and told Apes on Tape that his other (and more well-known) project Band of Horses will be recording their fourth full-length after their very extensive touring, saying “it’s full on for the next record”. The band was meant to tour with and open for Kings of Leon before the kerfuffle that led to the family band pulling their dates. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, AKA She & Him, will be releasing a new album later this month. A Very She & Him Christmas (which you would think should have a December release) comes with She & Him wrapping paper or knit hat and mittens if you preorder the album from Merge Records.

Drake’s sophomore album Take Care will be released later this month. The singer told Rolling Stone, “I hate singles. With this album, I want to tell a whole story. I don’t want people to just hear a piece and judge the album on that,” and reportedly wanted to work with the likes of the Weeknd, Jamie XX and Florence and the Machine on the album. No one’s saying he didn’t...

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Film news The hugely popular Mortal Kombat: Rebirth web series has been picked up by New Line and will be made into a feature. Helmer of the webisodes Kevin Tancharoen is attached to direct, along with MK:R writer Oren Uziel. Wes Craven says that a fifth instalment of the Scream franchise isn’t off the cards. Talking of Scream 4, Craven said, “The idea was that we were doing the first in a new trilogy. We had to wait to see if we made enough money on each film to make the next one viable. If that happens, those two will come up with the concepts and an idea that is worth fulfilling.” A new teaser is online for the second season of Game of Thrones. It basically shows nothing, yet manages to get us more excited than a bratty little prince with mummy issues suckling at the queen’s teat. A Kings of Leon documentary will be released on DVD on Monday 31 October. Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon will tell the story of their journey so far. Question is, have they had enough dramas/rises/falls/ squabbles to really warrant a documentary? Only one way to find out, huh.

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Black Dice

First Thursdays

The Kings Arms

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Noise music isn’t for everyone. Your grandfather probably wouldn’t be into it. Although he’d respect the composition more than you, which would make him smarter than you, and in turn make him cooler than you since smart is sexy. So we’ll see your cool sexy grandfather at the one-off Black Dice show.

Arts, crafts, performances, music, film and a crazy big amount of other awesome stuff hits K Rd, Upper Queen St, Cross St, Pitt St, Poynton Tce and Beresford Square this Thursday. Despite only running for three hours, this social market packs a hell of a good evening into one of the better ways to spend a Thursday.

Chris Cornell

Real Steel

ASB Theatre

General Release

Chris Cornell looks like a deviant. He looks like he should have had a sex tape leak from that time he banged Pamela Anderson. Did he get it on with her? Surely. All those big time rock’n’roll bands from the ‘90s are all Eskimo cousins with one another from when musicians actually made money.

Adapting board games into movies is the new thing Hollywood is doing. But despite what you may have heard, Real Steel is not the adaptation of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. It’s just Hugh Jackman running around with robots he’s using to fight other robots where the robots knock each other’s robo-blocks off.

Waterfront Ice Skating

The Smurfs

Wellington Waterfront

General Release

Any time in movies when people are in New York City and it’s winter and they’re on a date or just pondering life/love/relationships, they always head down to that ice skating rink in front of the Rockefeller building. Basically that’s what people in Wellington can do except on the waterfront. How cool is that?

Just what the people ordered – little blue things running around. The Smurfs are back. Where did they go? They died a dignified death. But they’re back now with the help of Katy Perry and Neil Patrick Harris. Your kids will love this film, but you’ll just realise that Gargamel is actually really evil and cannibalistic.

Disasteradio

Pao Pao Pao

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The Studio

Usually set in Hamilton and Wellington, Pao Pao Pao hits Auckland for the first time this week. Coast, Seth Haapu, Huia Hamon, Awatea and Charles Royal all take to K Road to showcase some of Auckland’s best Maori emerging talent in rock, indie, soul reggae and funk. It’s up and coming Maori music at its best.

He’s been touring like crazy around the world, but he’s back and well educated in all matters performance. It’s Disasteradio! One of our nation’s most prominent YouTube personalities after being mentioned on Tosh.0, the brilliant future/post-electro/eclectro-pop hit starts touring this week. Seriously, don’t miss this.

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Waikato Home & Garden Show

The Truth Game

Wilson Dixon’s TV Concert

Claudelands Arena

Fortune Theatre

The Mercury Theatre

“Oh look honey, a replica of an 18th century colonial steering wheel that this display is using as lounge furniture! Isn’t that JUST what I was saying we needed for the baby’s room? Isn’t it? And look, the thread count on these pillows is 800! That’s like sleeping on an angel’s bosom. I’m so glad we came here.”

It’s the world premiere and opening night of The Truth Game in Dunedin this Friday at the Fortune Theatre. Newspapers are a funny business in the digital age, which this drama portrays in all the theatrical beauty you’d expect.

In the New Zealand comedy circuit when someone is funny enough to get a TV special, it means they’ve got chops. Faux-American Wilson Dixon sings faux-Americana songs that are funny, but may not be for the fainthearted.


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Bachelorette

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Glue Gallery

God knows how we do it, but this country just puts out songstress after songstress. Maybe there’s something in the water. One of the latest raved about ladies is Mel Parsons, who’s making quite a name for herself in that all-round kiwi music kind of way. Mel Parsons and the Rhythm Kings play Christchurch this Saturday.

Annabel Alpers is signing off as Bachelorette, but hasn’t said it’s the last of her days as a singer. After four releases including the recent self-titled full-length that saw her break into the international market in May, it’s not as if she’ll be gone for good. See her for the last time under the Bachelorette moniker.

42nd Street

Anything Goes

St James Theatre

Ellerslie Racecourse

A lot of times when you hear about a small-town girl wanting to make it in the Big Apple, she gets picked up by the wrong kind of producer and still gets famous but mostly on the internet or a stripping pole. But not in this story – this one’s for the whole family.

More early 20th century goodness in the theatre – the classic nautical tale with songs that you don’t know but somehow know, Anything Goes. Gangsters, debutantes, snooty mothers, nightclub singers that lay on pianos, saucy screwballs and other characters that would only fit the 1930s make up this Broadway classic.

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Six60, Flux Pavilion, King Kapisi, Kidz In Space, MayaVanya and more will all be on show at this strictly 18 & under dance party/festival. It’s Auckland’s biggest end-of-term party. Play it safe kids. We’d quote something from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off about growing up, but you won’t have seen it so why bother.

Gabba Gabba Hey!

C. Spencer Yeh

Whammy

Freds

“Men! Words! Knitting! Penis Therapy!... Four men “double-stitch” themselves up into a men’s knitting group and discover more than they bargained for. Gender roles, monogamy, sexism, fatherhood, education, the feelings and expressions of men; friendship, relationships, careers and coming to terms with their man bits.” If that doesn’t sound like 21st century man-theatre, what does?

Derby Day Out CBS Arena The perfect bar for a Ramones tribute night, right? Dick Dynamite & the Dopplegangers, 1995, Interconnector, The Dirty Sweets, Bad Jones, Silke Hartung and DJ Andrew Trouble will all be on show for this excellent tribute act.

It’s the last show of C. Spencer Yeh’s abrupt but impressive tour as he winds up his second gig in the capital. See how the sound magician manages to mix classical with noise and beatboxing with choking.

Dead End Derby & Christchurch Rollergirls are putting on the Derby Day Out 2011 this week – a triple header between Carnage Academy, Cell Block Brawlers and the Filthy Habits. Which are all roller derby teams, obviously. Also it’s the grand final for the Tequila Mockingbird cup. Which is what teams are after, obviously. Trust us – you’ll enjoy it.

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What a team up. Lawrence Arabia (Silver Scroll winner and songwriter extraordinaire) has been working with Kiwi collab veteran Mike Fabulous to bring us the new sensation of New Zealand future-pop. On the touring bus with these two are Tom Watson, Toby Laing, Riki Gooch and Hayden East. It’s like a mini super group.

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Hey Joe It all began on the day Jimi Hendrix died. A young Joseph Satriani ran up to his football coach during a training session and immediately announced he was quitting to become a guitarist. Was it the universe’s way of replacing one genius with another? Joe says he can only guess. “In my 14-year-old brain, I felt I was losing something that I couldn’t live without. That wasting my time playing sports was something I had to stop, and I had to learn how to play music so I could replace what I was going to be missing. It was a very emotional moment.” The fretboard wizard soon discovered he was blessed with a natural skill; he was playing in a band and at high school events within eight months of first picking up a guitar. “I had a talent for being able to get through a song. I could start it and never stop, even if I played certain parts wrong. What I felt with guitar was that I was moving forward. I felt like there was room for me to grow.” Fast forward 40 years and Joe, or `Satch’ as he’s known to his fans, is one of the most successful and respected guitarists of this era. His passionate style of playing has earned him significant praise, while other virtuoso guitarists are often criticised for technical wankery or speed over style. “Jimi Hendrix was very dedicated to each and every song. He played differently on each song, he was quite remarkable that way. “I thought you know, this is where I come from, these are the players that I admire, so I make sure that I play uniquely on each song rather than just self-promote.” Satch has sold millions of records, given guitar lessons to Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Larry Lamond from Primus, and revitalised the instrumental concert experience with his G3 festivals. But despite the lengthy list of achievements, he’s not the coke-sniffing rock star one might expect – in fact, he sounds pretty humble. “You can’t believe any of that stuff. For me, the reality is I get up in the morning and I wonder if I’m going to be able to play as good as yesterday.”

Ask any guitar groupie who the six-string king is, and Joe Satriani will probably be the first name that comes out of their mouth. The 55-year-old virtuoso has spent decades training and working with the best guitarists in the world.

Satriani’s latest project is Chickenfoot, a collaboration between Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony. The poultry-inspired name was simply a temporary title for the group while they thought of something better, but thanks to the fans it stuck. Joe disputes their status as a supergroup, and argues they’re just a group of friends who enjoying playing together. “We just sounded so good together that I think it shocked all four of us because we weren’t planning on it being a band, we were just planning on having a little celebrity jam at the end of Sam’s show. It just really popped out of nowhere and it was a very random event. It really surprised me.” Chickenfoot’s chemistry was obvious on their self-titled first album, a mixture of hard rock and blues. The project was a surprise success, reaching gold status in Canada and America. Despite recording on dozens of projects, and even providing backing vocals on Crowded House’s first album, Satch seems legitimately excited for the September release of Chickenfoot III. “Although we spent less time making it, the time we did spend was much more focused. “We all came into this second record wanting to pull certain things out of each other. Sammy was saying he wanted me to get wilder and sort of loosen up. I was telling him I wanted to write songs for him where he would sing in different registers.” It seems there’s only one success that has completely eluded Satriani: he’s been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards without a single win, second only to R&B singer Brian McKnight’s 16. The closest he’s come is suing Coldplay for their Grammy Song Of the Year ‘Viva la Vida’, which he claimed used original portions of his 2004 track `If I Could Fly.’ “I think that the nominations-and-not-winning has contributed greatly to my success,” laughs Satriani. “I think if I win, it will be the end of my career. I secretly hope that somebody else wins, so that I can keep moving forward with all this good fortune that I’ve had.”

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Q&A: Mel Parsons Local treasure Mel Parsons is currently on a coast-to-coast nationwide tour hitting 20 stops. Mixed and mastered by many experienced local and international hands, her sophomore offering Red Grey Blue has just hit the stores. So what’s the deal with Red Grey Blue? Well, they were lyrics from the first track of the eponymous album. I just liked the sound of it. I guess it’s just got to do with the endless cycle of emotions in life. One minute things are great, and then everything sucks the next – and life makes its way back up again. Yeah, cycles. My palette knowledge is shit. What happens when you mix those colours? Funny how you said that. Mix them all and you get brown. Not a poo brown, but a genuine, earthy brown. It’s kind of a beautiful culmination of colours, and they each have their own emotions that go with them. So yeah, mix passion, ennui and sorrow, and you get this amalgam of experiences – which I find works well with the album. What’s changed since Over My Shoulder? That’s a good question! I don’t know, really. Life, I suppose? There’s no stopping that train. It just trucks around, and different stuff happens (bad and good), whether you like it or not. And I guess that’s all inspiration for songwriting? Yeah, of course. I mean, I write songs about the things that happen around me and in my life, and the music’s a reflection of the whole process. That’s my life, an open book. There are a few things here and there that catch my attention and seem like they’d be worth making music about. But I guess I owe a lot to other music and musicians I listen to for inspiration. Live shows are totally what get me going. They’re amazing – oh god, I spend half the time running off to the bathroom to scribble out ideas for my own songs. Live gigs are a fantastic reminder of the fact that I love music, and have to make my own. You just get so caught up in it.

Tell me about these ‘pin-drop’ performances that the Internet keeps raving about. It’s a little hard to describe them, seeing as someone else came up with the term anyway. But I’ll try. I suppose part of it has to do with the fact that quite a lot of my lyrical matter is very intimate, and people can connect with it. I’ll get a room of listeners that stop what they’re doing just to give my music a listen – and there’s nothing more humbling than that. And I tour solo a lot, which makes the whole affair a little bit quieter I guess. Care to share your upcoming plans? Well there’s heaps of stuff to do with the album. I’ve got release gigs to sort out, and then I’ll be touring all around the country. The shows kick off on September 24th at Mt Olympus ski field in Canterbury, and I’ll be making my way around from there. I think I’ve got the dates and venues littered about online. Any life lessons to share from the road? I’d probably say don’t go on the road! Hazards abound, you might get run over! Haha. For me, I absolutely love the travelling. You meet all sorts of fantastic people, and see all sorts of wonderful sights. Sometimes I’d like to just stop and stand still though, I’ll admit that. I don’t think I’m quite at the stage where I can pass on life lessons quite just yet. But I’m getting there.

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Q&A: The younger lovers Brontez Purnell has a little band in California named The Younger Lovers, who play some of the catchiest revivalist-garage around. You might recognise him as Junx from Gravy Train – the electronic-pop group that threw Seth Bogart (AKA Hunx) into the scene. The Younger Lovers’ latest album Rock Flawless is being released through Bachelor records. Their latest video for ‘We Are The Younger Lovers/Keeps On Falling Down’ has been online for several weeks. We managed to catch up with Brontez through the magical power of the internet – we left in the CAPS and exclamation marks!! for your reading pleasure. Where abouts are you based? Oakland, CA BABY!!!!!! Got a day job? I work at a pot club in the Castro. I first found out about you guys after watching Vice’s New Garage Explosion doco. Do you think you guys have a fair bit of a fan base? Our fan base is mostly GIRLS, some hot fags, and strangely HELLA bros that like girls and fags. When Gravy Train wound up, Seth went on to do Hunx with a bit of help from Nobunny. How did The Younger Lovers come about after that dissolution of Gravy Train? I started recording The Younger Lovers in 2006. I finished Newest Romantic in 2007 and it came out in 2008 while I was still playing with Gravy Train – about a year before we officially broke up. Hunx and his Punx followed.

The new video is rad. What other dances aside from “Squash The Bug” and “The Sick Twist” can we expect? THE CARWASH (IT’S D I R T Y). Where can all of us back here in New Zealand listen to your tracks? Newest Romantic is on Retard Disco. Rock Flawless is on Bachelor but not available for download, so ask a friend with Euros to buy it for you. Stay tuned though, we got a hand full of 7 inches coming up... Who are you listening to at the moment? The Raincoats, Martha and the Vandellas’ Shoe Leather Expressway, Deee-Lite’s Dewdrops in the Garden, Dirty Cupcakes (our sister band) and other stuff. Do you know much about the NZ music scene? I only know the Coolies. Do they still rock out????? What does the future hold for The Younger Lovers? Hopefully people actually knowing who the fuck we are.

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Who’s in the band with you? Do you write and record all of it and Adal is the live performer, or are you both the brains behind this operation? I wrote and recorded all of Newest Romantic, and like 99 percent of Rock Flawless (Mateo played bass on a song, Matthew Melton played some guitar, and this guy who plays congos for my dance company, Tagi Maalik, played on some songs). I always start with the drums first ‘cause it’s my favourite instrument right now. Adal joined about a month ago. Mateo has been my main squeeze for two years. Him and Adal were in a teenage band in LA called Das Mega Cool. I’m about to do two new 7 inches – one I record with the boys and one by myself. I’m such an erratic egomaniacal asshole that I don’t want to damage anyone by having them try to record with me! It could be brutal! Tell us about the new album – is it good plain old garage fun or are you trying to get a bit more emotion and whatnot behind the music? IT’S ALL THAT! Newest Romantic was all about teenage love blues – it’s very wide eyed. Rock Flawless is a bit more bitter and intense and if you can imagine more of a dance party. It’s hard to find any digital releases of any of your stuff. What’s that about? Well Newest Romantic I think is on iTunes. Bachelor put out a limited 300 copy vinyl-only run of Rock Flawless. I’m hoping someone will put it out in America so it’ll go to iTunes or something, or people could just order it on the internet. Everything has to be so instant now. Burger Records is gonna put out a tape of it soon I hope. I remember being a Kill Rock Stars mail-order rat and waiting three or four weeks for one record! The times they are a-changing... I’m doing a new record on Southpaw next year. I begin recording next month. What do you do when copies are all gone? Maybe someone will reissue it and do the download thing *fingers crossed*. You know what’s fucked up? I don’t even have a copy of Rock Flawless right now! 

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A poem from Brontez “Morning Train” (written during a free writing exercise)

Morning Train rolls in  Beep! Beep! Over the loudspeaker  The conductor speaks “You sir! Who thought it was funny to play at the Edge! I’ve done this job for years and you would’ve been TOAST!” “Toast” - he says (This reminds me that I forgot to eat)


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RED GREY BLUE  Album  Release  Tour  2011   Mt Olympus Ski Hutt – Sat 24th Sept

Methven Blue Pub – Sun 25th Sept

Oamaru Opera House – Thurs 29th Sept

Dunedin Chicks Hotel – Fri 30th Sept

Queenstown The Winehouse – Sat 1st Oct

Nelson Playhouse Theatre – Thurs 6th Oct

Takaka Mussel Inn – Fri 7th Oct

Christchurch The Venue – Sat 8th Oct

Fairlie The Kimbell Garage Gallery – Wed 12th Oct Westport NBS Theatre – Fri 14th Oct

Greymouth Franks Cafe – Thurs 13th Oct Blenheim Civic Theatre – Sat 15th Oct

Wellington San Fran Bathhouse – Sun 16th Oct

New Plymouth The Little Theatre – Wed 26th Oct

Raglan The Yot Club – Thurs 27th Oct Leigh Sawmill Cafe – Sat 29th Oct

Auckland Bacco Room – Fri 28th Oct

Coromandel Eggsentric Cafe – Thurs 3rd Nov

Gisborne Poverty Bay Club – Fri 4th Nov

Napier Cabana – Sat 5th Nov

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WELLINGTON gig guide Wed 05

GOOD LUCK

BETTYS

Meow

The Nark

FREDERICK STREET SOUND & LIGHT EXPLORATION SOCIETY Fredstock 2011

Thursday Best Fortune Maenad & Civilian Sol - Wolves at the Door Tour: $10

Happy

Music & Artist’s Social Club: 8pm: $5

Mighty Mighty

My, Oh album release: 9:30pm: $5

Southern Cross

Kroon for your Kai w/ Monty Bevins: 7pm: Free

Thu 06 Club Ivy

My, Oh album release: 9:30pm: $5

DOWNSTAGE THEATRE Stroma presents Pounamu: Warren Maxwell, John Psathas & John Zorn

FREDERICK STREET SOUND & LIGHT EXPLORATION SOCIETY

Tommy & the Fallen Horses: 9pm: Free

The Quiet Lady Dan Green: 6pm

SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra EP Release

GOOD LUCK

Wednesday Rice & Shine w/ DJ Ruckus & Kev Fresh

Southern Cross

Fri 07 FREDERICK STREET SOUND & LIGHT EXPLORATION SOCIETY Fredstock 2011

THE GARDEN CLUB

Supermodel - To The Mountains Extended Tour

GOOD LUCK

Stir Friday w/Kev Fresh & Lucien (Melb)

HAPPY

Altmusic Presents C. Spencer Yeh

MATTERHORN

Lord Jackson (LRD JXN DJ)

Meow

Wreck On The Highway #4 - Rambling Man/Rainy Day Woman: 7:30pm: $5

Mighty Mighty

Sat 08 Red Hot Chilli Pipers: 9pm: $30 + BF

EVIL GENIUS

Evil Genius Grand Opening: records, design & cafe

FREDERICK STREET SOUND & LIGHT EXPLORATION SOCIETY C. Spencer Yeh

GOOD LUCK

Sunday Satisfaction w/ Harry Hospo & Kev Fresh

Happy

THE LIDO

Happy Sunday Jazz: Free

Sunday Jazz w/ The Troubles The Boptet

MATTERHORN DJ Mike Fabulous

Mighty Mighty

Sheitgeist, Volcana & Smokin’ Daggers: 10:30pm: $5

Southern Cross

THE GARDEN CLUB

SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE

THE LIDO

Dash Tickets Third Birthday Party

GOOD LUCK HAPPY

Fredstock 2011

SANDWICHES

Sun 09

Good Luck Saturdays w/ HypeasGus & Amy Jean

The Arvo Show presents: Estere w/ Pea Stew: 4pm: Free / Bella Cajon: 9pm: Free

La De Drum & Bass

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Bodega

Fabulous/Arabia “Unlimited Buffet” release: 9:30pm: $5

Anika Moa & Barnaby Weir Acoustic Tour

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Tue 11 BATS Theatre

New Zealand Improv Festival 2011: 6:30pm: Tickets: $17/13 / Three Show Pass: $40/30 / Late Night & Children’s shows: $10

BODEGA

Nick Granville Trio

Tuesday Night Speakeasy - Swing Dance Night

The Rimutaka Tavern

GOOD LUCK

Rimutaka Metal II: 8pm: $5

Cheerful Tuesdays

1885 Britomart

NORTHERN STEAMSHIP TRADING CO.

auckland gig guide Wed 05

Racket Bar

1885 Basement

The Britomart Country Club

Creative Jazz Club: Alan Brown “Between The Spaces” album release: 8pm: $10

Be Club

Fresh Blood: 10pm: Free

Ginger Minx

Rewind: 7pm: Free

Grand Central

Hipstamatics: 9pm: Free

Khuja

The Nowhere Effect, Heathen Eyes, Headsong, Rhinoceros, Purple Tangle, Roache & Violet Tales: 7:30pm: $5

Mexican Cafe

Live Latin & Brazilian Music: 8:30pm: Free

T-Rice: 6pm: Free

Blakout w/ Adam B & Sarge: 9pm: Free

BARRIO

Baby Steps Sound System: 6pm: Free

Bevan Keys Presents The Taste

The Kings Arms

Be Thursdays: 10pm: Free

Black Dice (US) w/ $noregazZzm & The RoseQ: 8pm: $25

The Kingslander Quiz Night w/ Tom & Stu: 8pm: Free

The Wine Cellar

Be Club

CASSETTE NINE Cassette Allstars

FORTE BAR & NIGHTCLUB Thursday r’n’b, Hippa Dee Heep Hop

Solo Night: 8pm: $5

FU BAR

Thu 06

Ginger Minx

1885 Basement

NECTAR BAR

From Scratch: 8pm: Free

The Rollout Jim & Mooch: 7pm: Free Jazz at Nectar

Soundlounge

NUFFIELD STREET BREWBAR

Acoustic Thursday with Waylon

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB Occupational Therapy

Racket Bar

Conch w/ Cian & Murray Cammick: 6pm: Free

Sale St

Selecta Sam & Dee Why: 7pm: Free

SNAPDRAGON Sweet Mix Kids

The Britomart Country Club Andy JV: 6pm: Free

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auckland gig guide CONT. The Crib

Almost Famous: 8pm: Free

The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms

Disasteradio “Charisma 12” Vinyl release tour w/ guests: 8pm: $15

NZ Musics Critics Choice ft. Popstrangers & Unfaithful Ways: 8pm: $15

The Kingslander

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

The Zookeeper’s Son

DJ Lura Lush

TYLER STREET GARAGE Root Down

Fri 07

The James Kahu Duo: 9:15pm: Free

Live Music: 9:30pm: Free

WINE CELLAR

Alleluya Cafe

Rose Quartz Listening Lounge: 6pm: Free

Be Club

Be Free Fridays: 10pm: Free

Celsius

DJ Steve Dean: 10pm: Free

Flo Bar & Cafe

The Aio EP Showcase: 8pm

Ginger Minx

1885 Britomart

Punch The Clock: Benn Morrison & T-Rice: 8pm: $10 / We Own The Night: 10pm: $10

Be Club

Be Saturdays: 10pm: $5

Celsius

Shake w/ Tina Turntables & DJ Skinny

Mexican Cafe

Fu Bar

Neon Break 7:45pm $50 + bf

Salsa Party w/ DJ King Salsa: 11pm: Free

Ant TC1 (UK): 10pm

Music Theatre, School of Music

Flexostentialism: 9pm: Free

Page3, Mixtape Kidz, Dee Why: 5pm: Free

Sanctuary Bar

Lead Events & Nemiroff Vodka present Global: 9pm: $10

STUDIO

Ginger Minx

The Crib

Josh Leys

Black Sun Empire

SHADOWS Karaoke Dick

Sun 09

The Britomart Country Club

Ginger Minx

Andy JV: 6pm: Free

Bugsy: 10pm: Free

Goode Brothers Live Music: 5pm: Free

Music Theatre, School of Music

Special Event: School of Music Voice Class: 5pm: $15 Shae: 3pm: Free

The Britomart Country Club Dylan C: 2pm: Free

The Kings Arms

Fabulous/Arabia: 8pm The Silhouettes: 10pm: Free

Monday Bordem Killa

NORTHERN STEAMSHIP TRADING CO.

Ivory Lounge Open Mic

IVORY LOUNGE

QUEENS WHARF Bella Kalolo & The Soul Symphony

Saturday Night Live + International Rugby

Jade Pritchard

Racket Bar

The Flying Moa

Sale St

Grant Marshall: 10pm: Free

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The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms Quiz: 7:15pm: Free

The Kingslander Quiz Night w/ Tom & Stu: 7pm: Free

The Windsor Castle Open Mic Night w/ Kiwi FM: 9pm: Free

Sale St

FORTE BAR & NIGHTCLUB

Vankan Brothers: 10:30pm: Free

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Fagan And The People Album Release Show

Nyntee & Sweet Mix Kids: 8pm: Free

Agent 99: 8:30pm: Free

Acoustic

LUCHA LOUNGE

QUAY STREET CLUB ROOMS

Tuesday Open Mic: 6:30pm: Free

RAKINOS

Gabba Gabba Hey! Ramones Tribute show

Mon 10

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB

RIA & Tido: 5pm: Free

WINE CELLAR

Dam Native: 9:30pm

Tabac

One2One

Huffey Street Sound System: 6pm: Free

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE

The Earlybirds w/ guests Clap Clap Riot: 8pm: Free

Insomnia Weeknite Socialisin’ & Feelin Free

Racket Bar

Gabba Gabba Hey! Ramones Tribute show

The Kingslander

DJ Jason Kyle followed by DJ Jason Eli

The Britomart Country Club

The Kingslander

Juice Bar at The Windsor Castle

Pao Pao Pao Rekkit presents: Wilberforces w/ Tied on Teeth, Attic Sky’s & Grass Cannons: 9pm: $10

FORTE BAR & NIGHTCLUB

Bastardfest: 8pm: $32

Jennifer Zea & Jerm: 8pm: Free

Ellerslie Racecourse

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Sawmill House Arrest ft. MayaVanya: 9pm: $10+

TDK & Killamanraro: 6pm: Free

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D.O.C.

Racket Bar

The Kings Arms

WHAMMY BAR

Kidz in Space, Janine & the Mixtape + Computers Want Me Dead: 7pm: $10

Goode Brothers

Lunchtime Concert: Composition & early music students: 1pm: Free

Tue 11

Ed Gaiger Band: 10:30pm: Free

Zeal

DJ bMan: 10pm: Free

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE

The Crib

Killamanraro: 6pm: Free

Lewis Tennant: 10pm: Free

Dirty Dozen at The Kingslander: 10pm: Free

Tim Richards: 9pm: Free Live DJ: 8pm: Free

Racket Bar

Storehouse Blues Rent Party

1885 Basement

Bobby Brazuka: 8pm: $10

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Christchurch gig guide Wed 05 THE BREWERY

The Eastern Family

THE VENUE-MUSICBAR Open Mic Night w/ Willie McArthur

Thu 06 CIBURB BAR Virduoso

CLUB 22 Maestro B

FINNEGANS

THE COLOMBO

Sat 08

Sun 09

THE VENUE-MUSICBAR

THE CARLTON COUNTRY CLUB

CIBURB BAR

La De Drum & Bass Black Sun Empire I Am Giant: The Horrifing Truth album tour

Fri 07 THE BEDROCK BAR

DJ Sassafras & many more

CIBURB BAR Insane Jane

CLUB 22 DJ Nick T

Dr Sanchez - Latin Guitar

CBS ARENA

Derby Day Out - Skate Rattle & Roll - 2011

CIBURB BAR Division Street

CLUB 22 DJ Mike T

FUEL BAR

Fuel Bar presents Tommy D, Danny Ill & Infrared

Ritchie & Jo

NO 4

Sunday Sessions

NORTH HAGLEY PARK Garden Variety - Nadia Reid w/ Von Klap

POMEROY’S Lindon Puffin

THE NUT POINT CENTRE

Sunday Delight by Miles Jackson

WINNIES FERRYMEAD Dr Sanchez

CPSA BUILDING, CPIT

MACKENZIES HOTEL

Fuel Bar presents Tommy D, Danny Ill & Infrared

Darkroom @ Archive

PIERSIDE CAFE

Mon 10

PIERSIDE CAFE

FINNEGANS

THE ARCHIVE

PIERSIDE CAFE

Live & Loud Tour

French for Rabbits w/ special guests

FUEL BAR

THE BREWERY

Tue 11

Thursday Night Jam Sessions

FUEL BAR

Karaoke w/ DJ Chick

POMEROY’S Ollie

SALSA LATINA STUDIOS Salsa Night on Thursdays

THE ARCHIVE

Altmusic Presents C. Spencer Yeh

Magnitune

Bachelorette: 9pm: Free

Fuel Bar presents Tommy D, Danny Ill & Infrared

PIERSIDE CAFE

Beach Breaks w/ DJ Dmand

THE BREWERY

Shiver ft. Kevin Emmett The Crystal Set

Soulsystem w/ Reuben Stone & Brazaman

THE VENUE-MUSICBAR

Nuttin’ Trivial - Quiz Night

BEALEY ALE HOUSE

Jamming w/ the Jamesons

Mel Parsons Red Grey Blue tour w/ The Rhythm Kings

DJ Boz

dunedin gig guide Wed 05 NONE GALLERY

Altmusic Presents: C. Spencer Yeh

Refuel Bar

Sexpionage: 9pm

Subculture (Qtwn) Dread Bass Wednesdays Ping Pong Comp: 9pm: $5

URBAN FACTORY La De Drum & Bass

Thu 06 Subculture (Qtwn)

The SubStation (d’n’b): 9pm: Free

hamilton gig guide Subculture (Qtwn) Subsonic: 9pm: Free before midnight, $5 After

Urban Factory Red Bull Thre3Style Taster: 9pm: $10

Thu 06

Sat 08

House on Hood

Flow Bar

Huntly and Districts Workingmen’s Club

Tue 11

Waikato Museum

Cock & Bull

Red Hot Chilli Pipers & Des McLean: 7:30pm: $40

Sat 08

Huntly Club Jam

Glue Gallery

Musical Feast

Subculture (Qtwn)

Fri 07

Sunshine Sound System Original Lineup: 9pm: $10

Urban Factory

5 Bands for $10: 9pm: $10

Axcess

8forty8 & Jealous Itch

Cock & Bull

Fri 07

Flow Bar

CHICKS HOTEL

SKYCITY

Revolver (Qtwn)

I Am Giant: The Horrifying Truth album tour

Tuesday Trivia

Bachelorette: 9pm: $20

Jesse O’Brien

French for Rabbits w/ Nadia Reid

Independence Day ft. Redial

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York St Studios Band Experiments Heat 4: 8pm: $5 Chet & Melissa

Waikato Commerce Club Crossroads Duo

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Upcoming tours & events Anika Moa & Barnaby Weir Acoustic Tour

Thu 06 Oct The Garden Club, Wellington Fri 07 Oct Regent Theatre, Hokitika Sat 08 Oct The Boat House, Nelson Thu 13 Oct Chicks Hotel, Dunedin Fri 14 Oct Rippon Hall, Wanaka Sat 15 Oct Wunderbar, Lyttleton Sun 16 Oct Cinema, Geraldine

Bachelorette

Fri 07 Oct The Archive (Darkroom), Christchurch Sat 08 Oct Glue Gallery, Dunedin Fri 14 Oct San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sun 16 Oct Galatos, Auckland

BaseFM’s Radiowaves Fri 30 Oct Rakinos, Auckland

Baths (US)

Sun 23 Oct San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Beastwars

Fri 28 Oct The Royal, Palmerston North Sat 29 Oct Space Monster, Whanganui Fri 04 Nov Biddy Mulligan’s, Hamilton Sat 05 Nov 4:20, Auckland Sat 12 Nov Bodega, Wellington

Bella Kalolo

Mon 10 Oct Queens Wharf RWC HQ, Auckland

Beyond The Black NYE Festival

Sat 31 Dec Trentham Racecourse, Upper Hutt

Bic Runga Acoustic Church Tour

Thu 17 Nov Central Baptist Church, Whangarei Fri 18 Nov Holy Trinity, Tauranga Sat 18 Nov Chapel Of Christ The King, Hamilton Mon 21 Nov Franklin Baptist Church, Pukekohe Tue 22 Nov Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland Wed 23 Nov Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland Fri 25 Nov St John’s Cathedral, Napier Sat 26 Nov All Saints Church, Palmerston North Mon 28 Nov St Matthew’s Anglican Church Tue 29 Nov Wellington Cathedral, Wellington Wed 30 Nov Wellington Cathedral, Wellington Fri 02 Nov St Michael & All Angels, Christchurch Sat 03 Nov St Michael & All Angels, Christchurch Mon 05 Nov St Mary’s Church, Timaru Tue 06 Nov Knox Church, Dunedin Wed 07 Nov Knox Church, Dunedin Thu 07 Nov First Presbyterian Church, Invercargill

Big Day Out 2012

Fri 20 Jan Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Black Dice (US)

Wed 05 Oct The Kings Arms, Auckland

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The Business (UK)

Disasteradio

C. Spencer Yeh (US)

EarthTonz NYE Music Festival

Wed 02 Nov Dunedin Musicians Club, Dunedin Thu 03 Nov The VenueMusic Bar, Christchurch Fri 04 Nov Bodega, Wellington Sat 05 Nov The Kings Arms, Auckland

Wed 05 Oct None Gallery, Dunedin Thu 06 Oct The Archive, Christchurch Fri 07 Oct Happy, Wellington Sat 08 Oct Fred’s, Wellington

Camp A Low Hum 2012

Thu 09 Feb - Mon 13 Feb 203 Coast Road, RD 1, Wainuiomata

The Checks Deadly Summer Sway Tour

Fri 11 Nov Zeal, Wellington, Zeal (All Ages) Fri 11 Nov Bodega, Wellington, Sat 12 Nov The Royal, Palmerston North Thu 17 Nov Cabana, Napier Fri 18 Nov Butlers Reef, New Plymouth Sat 19 Nov The Shed, Rotorua Fri 25 Nov Flow Bar, Hamilton Sat 26 Nov Powerstation, Auckland Thu 01 Dec PBC, Gisborne Fri 02 Dec Illuminati, Tauranga Sat 03 Dec Onewhero Rugby Club, Onewhero Sat 07 Dec YOT Club, Raglan

Chris Cornell (US)

Wed 05 Oct ASB Theatre, Auckland

Chopper: Hard Bastard’s Guide to Life Tue 08 Nov Baycourt Community Arts Theatre, Tauranga Thu 10 Nov 10 Great Lake Centre, Taupo Sat 12 Nov The Opera House, Wellington Sun 13 Nov TSB Showplace, New Plymouth Tue 15 Nov Civic Theatre, Rotorua Wed 16 Nov Founders Theatre, Hamilton Thu 17 Nov Auroroa Theatre, Christchurch Fri 18 Nov SKYCITY Theatre, Auckland Sat 19 Nov Hawkes Bay Opera House, Hastings Sun 20 Nov War Memorial Centre, Gisborne Tue 22 Nov Nelson School Of Music, Nelson Wed 23 Nov Marlborough Civic Theatre, Blenheim Thu 24 Nov Theatre Royal, Timaru Fri 25 Nov Regent Theatre, Dunedin Sat 26 Nov Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Fri 07 Oct The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 14 Oct The Archive, Christchurch Sat 15 Oct TBA, Dunedin Fri 21 Oct Arc Theatre, Wanganui Fri 28 Oct San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Sat 31 Dec Gibbston Valley Station, Queenstown

Eddie Izzard (UK)

Mon 07 Nov St James Theatre, Wellington Tue 08 Nov St James Theatre, Wellington Wed 09 Nov The Civic, Auckland Thu 10 Nov The Civic, Auckland Fri 11 Nov The Civic, Auckland

Eric Copeland (US)

Wed 12 Oct Audio Foundation HQ, Auckland Thu 13 Oct Happy, Wellington Fri 14 Oct Chicks Hotel, Dunedin Sat 15 Oct The Archive, Christchurch

Explosions In The Sky (US)

Thu 15 Dec San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 16 Dec The Kings Arms, Auckland

Fabulous/Arabia

Fri 07 Oct Mighty Mighty, October Sun 09 Oct The Kings Arms, Auckland Thu 13 Oct Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

The Fetish Ball

Sat 29 Oct Studio, Auckland Sat 12 Nov The Venue, Christchurch

Fleet Foxes (US)

Fri 13 Jan The Hunter Lounge, Wellington Sat 14 Jan Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

Fly My Pretties

Sat 29 Oct The Regent, Dunedin Sun 30 Oct Geo Dome, Christchurch Mon 31 Oct Geo Dome, Christchurch Thu 10 Nov Mercury Theatre, Auckland Fri 11 Nov Mercury Theatre, Auckland Sat 12 Nov Mercury Theatre, Auckland Sat 19 Nov St James Theatre, Wellington

Def Leppard & Heart (US) Wed 12 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

Defamer (AU)

Fri 18 Nov The Basement, Auckland

Tue 13 Dec Western Springs, Auckland

Frenzal Rhomb (AU)

Fri 28 Oct Bodega, Wellington Sat 29 Oct The Kings Arms, Auckland

Galaxie 500

Fri 14 Oct Bodega, Wellington Thu 20 Oct The Kings Arms, Auckland

god bows to math, High Society & Lost Rockets

Thu 13 Oct Lucha Lounge, Auckland Fri 14 Oct The ARC Theatre, Whanganui Sat 15 Oct Happy, Wellington

GROOVEMAN SPOT (JP) & THE TURNAROUND Fri 02 Dec Bacco Room, Auckland

Hall & Oates (US)

Sat 28 Jan Church Road Winery, Napier Sun 29 Jan Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

Horusset

Sat 15 Oct After Dark, Rotorua

The House of Capricorn Album Release Tour Fri 21 Oct Whammy Bar, Auckland Fri 28 Oct The Venue, Christchurch Sat 29 Oct No. 8 Wired, Timaru

John Waters (US): This Filthy World Mon 31 Oct The Opera House, Wellington Wed 02 Nov The Civic, Auckland

Sat 14 Jan Old Beach Road, Kaikoura Sun 15 Jan Old Beach Road, Kaikoura

Kurt Vile (US)

Fri 02 Dec TSB Arena, Wellington Sat 03 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland

Fri 30 Dec Ohuka Farm, Coromandel Sat 31 Dec Ohuka Farm, Coromandel

Foo Fighters (US) w/ Tenacious D (US)

Kaikoura Roots Festival

Cold Chisel (AU)

Coromandel Gold

Sat 12 Nov Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sat 12 Nov The Kings Arms, Auckland Wed 16 Nov San Fran Bath House, Wellington Thu 17 Nov The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 18 Nov Dux De Lux, Christchurch Fri 18 Nov Sammy’s, Dunedin Fri 18 Nov San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 19 Nov The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 19 Nov Dux De Lux, Christchurch Sat 19 Nov TBA, Dunedin Wed 23 Nov Sammy’s, Dunedin Thu 24 Nov The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 25 Nov San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 26 Nov Dux De Lux, Christchurch

Thu 01 Dec The Kings Arms, Auckland

Flying Nun 30th Anniverary Tour

Fri 04 Nov Dux De Lux, Christchurch Sat 05 Nov Chicks Hotel, Dunedin Fri 11 Nov Golden Dawn, Auckland Fri 11 Nov TBA, Dunedin Fri 11 Nov San Fran Bath House, Wellington

La De Da Festival

Fri 30 Dec Dry River Road, Martinborough Sat 31 Dec Dry River Road, Martinborough

Laneway Festival 2012 Mon 30 Jan Silo Park, Auckland


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Upcoming tours & events Made In China - Vice Album Release Tour

Old Loaves & Spook The Horses

Maenad & Ciilian Sol

Pajama Club

Sat 29 Oct Penguin Entertainers Club, Oamaru

Thu 06 Oct Meow, Wellington

Mangawhai NYE Party Sat 31 Dec Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai

Meatloaf (US)

Wed 26 Oct TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Fri 28 Oct Bay Park Arena, Tauranga Sat 29 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

Monkey Killer Records 3rd Birthday

Sun 16 Oct Bennu & XII Below, Dunedin

The Moody Blues (UK)

Sat 26 Nov Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Sun 27 Nov The Civic Theatre, Auckland

More FM Summer Vineyard Tour

Fri 03 Feb Sileni Estates, Hawkes Bay Sat 04 Feb Brooklands Lawn, New Plymouth Sun 05 Feb Daisy Bank Farm, Martinborough Mon 06 Feb Claudelands Green, Hamilton Wed 08 Feb Trafalgar Park, Nelson Thu 09 Feb Peregrine Winery, Queenstown Fri 10 Feb Pegasus Town, Christchurch Sat 11 Feb Turanga Creek, Auckland

Roxette (SE)

Sat 11 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

Fri 14 Oct Tabac, Auckland Sat 15 Oct Void, Hamilton

Tahuna Breaks & David Dallas

Sat 03 Dec San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sun 04 Dec The Kings Arms, Auckland

Phoenix Foundation

Fri 07 Oct Rugby Village Fanzone, Wellington Thu 13 Oct The Strand, Tauranga Sat 03 Dec Wine & Food Festival, Christchurch

Pink Floyd Double Feature

Tue 11 Oct Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, Auckland Tue 18 Oct Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, Auckland Tue 08 Nov Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, Auckland Tue 22 Nov Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, Auckland Tue 13 Dec Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, Auckland

Portishead (UK)

Thu 10 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

Raggamuffin 2012

Sat 28 Jan Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua

Rugby Comedy Festival Sat 22 Oct ASB Theatre, Auckland

Salmonella Dub

Fri 16 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland Sat 17 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 18 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Shotgun Alley

Tempo Dance Festival

Wed 12 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Thu 13 Oct The Shed, Rotorua Fri 14 Oct Brewers Bar, Tauranga Sat 15 Oct The Cabana, Napier Thu 20 Oct Bodega, Wellington Fri 21 Oct The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 22 Oct Zeal, Auckland Thu 27 Oct Butterbank Bar, Whangarei Fri 28 Oct Refuel, Dunedin Sat 29 Oct The Venue, Christchurch

Six60

Wed 12 Oct The Hunter Lounge, Wellington Thu 13 Oct Saints & Sinners, Invercargill Fri 14 Oct Town Hall, Dunedin Fri 11 Nov Powerstation, Auckland

Splore 2012

Fri 17 Feb - Sun 19 Feb Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland

Naughty By Nature

Wed 19 Oct Studio, Auckland

Fri 30 Sep - Sat 08 Oct Q Theatre, Auckland

Tiny Ruins

Wed 02 Nov The Hopetoun Alpha, Auckland Fri 04 Nov Sawmill Cafe, Leigh Tue 08 Nov The Space Monster, Wanganui Wed 09 Nov Mighty Mighty, Wellington Thu 10 Nov The Playhouse Cafe, Nelson Fri 11 Nov The Archive, Christchurch Sat 12 Nov Chick’s Hotel, Dunedin

Tommy Ill ‘Birdbath’ Single Release Tour

Sat 15 Oct Refuel, Dunedin Fri 28 Oct Cassette Nine, Auckland Sat 29 Oct Mighty Mighty, Wellington

Tuborg Summer Sunday Sun 29 Jan Matakana Music Mountain, Matakana

We Came As Romans (US)

Fri 25 Nov Powerstation, Auckland

Fri 04 Nov Town Hall, Auckland

Taylor Swift (US)

Fri 04 Nov The Hunter Lounge, Wellington

Mulatu Astatke (ET)

The Naked And Famous

Sat 22 Oct Coroglen Tavern, Coromandel Sun 23 Oct Gisborne Food & Wine Festival, Gisborne

Sat 29 Oct Zeal, Auckland

Rhythm & Alps

Spring Break

Wellington International Ukulele Orhcestra

Steely Dan (US) & Steve Winwood (UK)

Wilson Dixon’s TV Concert

Wed 28 Dec Terrance Downs, Mt Hutt Thu 29 Dec Terrance Downs, Mt Hutt

Rhythm & Vines 2011-2012 Thu 29 Dec - Sat 31 Dec Waiohika Estate, Gisborne

Thu 05 Nov The Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier

Fri 04 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

Fri 07 Oct San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sun 09 Oct Odlins Plaza, Wellington

Fri 07 Oct Mercury Theatre, Auckland

Neon Break

Sat 08 Oct Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland

New Zealand Improv Festival 2011

Rippon Festival

Northern Lights Festival

Roger Waters: The Wall (US)

Tue 11 Oct - Sat 15 Oct BATS Theatre, Wellington

Fri 30 Dec - Mon 2 Jan Pakiri Beach, Pakiri

Sat 04 Feb Rippon Vineyard, Lake Wanaka

Sat 18 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland Mon 20 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland Wed 22 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland Thu 23 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

Sweet 3 ft/ J. Williams, Adeaze, Aaradhna, Young Sid & More Thu 20 Oct Altitude Bar, Hamilton Fri 21 Oct Altitude Bar, Hamilton Sat 22 Oct Altitude Bar, Hamilton

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Mon 10

The Cloud (AKL)

FIRST ROUND QUARTER FINALS: Ireland VS Wales

THIRD ROUND QUARTER FINALS: South Africa VS Australia

The Cloud (AKL)

Greg Johnson

SECOND ROUND QUARTER FINALS: England VS France

FOURTH ROUND QUARTER FINALS: New Zealand VS Argentina

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The Nation’s Clubrooms (AKL)

The Nation’s Clubrooms (AKL)

Moana & The Tribe

Thu 06 The Cloud (AKL)

The Nation’s Clubrooms (AKL)

The Buskers: 10pm: Free

The Cloud (AKL) Don McGlashan & The Seven Sisters

Te Papa (WGTN)

Whitireia Performing Arts Kapa Haka: 11am-3pm: Free Ka Mate: The Exhibition: Free

Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington: kick off at 6pm

Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington: kick off at 6pm

Eden Park, Auckland: kick off at 8:30pm

Eden Park, Auckland: kick off at 8:30pm

FIRST ROUND QUARTER FINALS: Ireland VS Wales live: 6pm

SECOND ROUND QUARTER FINALS: England VS France: 8:30pm Black Salt: 10:15pm

Te Papa (WGTN)

Whitireia Performing Arts Kapa Haka: 11am-3pm: Free

A Reflection of Community through Maori Song: 11am3pm: Free

Bella Kalolo

Tue 11 The Cloud (AKL) Comedy at The Cloud

THIRD ROUND QUARTER FINALS: South Africa VS Australia live: 6pm / FOURTH ROUND QUARTER FINALS: New Zealand VS Argentina live: 8:30pm

Te Papa (WGTN)

A Reflection of Community through Maori Song: 11am-3pm: Free

The Webb Ellis Cup Showcase: Free

Ka Mate: The Exhibition: Free

Ka Mate: The Exhibition: Free

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Shirred cocktail dress & boardwalk heels By Ruby

This cute strap cocktail dress is fit for a sweetheart – a soft peachy pink with chic gold detailing.Ruby platform heels with wide heel, cross over peep-toe and ankle cuff with two gold buckle fastenings. Dress RRP $389.00, shoes RRP $399.00 Rubynz.com or buy online at rubyboutique.co.nz

Peacenik Tie Dye Skirt By Lopsey Boutique

From the new summer/spring range ‘If Fairies ran a Commune’, this skirt is made from sheer hand tie-dyed fabric with an elastic band and cotton lace trim. This is perfect for a hot summer’s day or a night out with a slip. These babies are made to order, so allow a week for manufacturing. RRP $42.00 lopseyboutique.com

Hello Kitty Dr. Martens

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This short sleeve shirt has a button-up front and fold down collar, with an all-over contrast repeat pattern and a secretive pip detailing on the inner front placket. Wear with the Zespy pants in either colour-ways, to complete the overall look.

The exclusive limited offering will feature five styles including signature Dr. Martens with classic Hello Kitty designs. Other styles include Mary Jane strap shoes that, as a nod to the global Sanrio icon, sport a cute 3D bow. Since these have been out a while now, you’ll have to trawl the net to find the remaining shoes.

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All Seeing Carton By Black Milk

A small group of London designers and artists who met at university have just started clothing label Black Milk. Check out their music downloads from the same site.

Hand-stitched kitty brooch By Plastic Fairy

Sam finds pictures in old books, gets them printed onto fabric, then stitches ‘em, stuffs ‘em and sells ‘em. 100% white cotton fabric, acrylic felt on the back and recycled teddy bear stuffing for the insides. Win this on our Facebook page: facebook. com/grooveguide RRP $15 etsy.com/people/plasticfairy

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Crab Necklace By Karen Walker

These finely decorated little twin crabs are probably having a chat about NZ fashion week. Made from 9K gold and in store now. RRP $13,869.00 karenwalker.com


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Interchangeable Lens Nikon 1 J1 / V1 By Nikon

Nikon has launched two brand new cameras under the Nikon 1 banner. The cameras, which sit in a category that Nikon describes as “Advanced Camera, Interchangeable Lens” are the first mirrorless models from Nikon. They Come in a rainbow of colours, red, silver, white, black and pink!

Talking Zommer By Moshi Monsters

Available on 20th Oct Around $650US nikonusa.com

Moshi Monsters is an online community and has been dubbed ‘The Facebook for kids’ And has come into the real world with a talking plush Toy. Zommer is 23cm tall and is suitable for ages four and up. Maybe the most wanted Christmas present for 2011.

Bamboo Connect By Wacom

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If you suffer from RSI it’s time you get a pen mouse or track pad. The Bamboo Pen lets you write with digital ink, draw quick sketches will save you a lot of future pain. wacom.com RRP $79US

MiniDock for iPhone Yank out the cord, you don’t need it anymore! Then plug the MiniDock into the power adapter, and stick the adapter into the outlet. Voila! Your iPhone is perched at the perfect angle for viewing while it charges.

DIY Guitar Pick Punch

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Just insert the material you want a pick out of into the DIY Guitar Pick Punch, and ... welL... squeeze. Instant guitar pick! Make them out of expired credit cards, those grocery store club cards, plastic packaging material, and more! From $24.99 thinkgeek.com

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album reviews Wilco The Whole Love

ALBUM OF THE WEEK

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Guitars weren’t made to do what Wilco make them do, but nobody told Nils Cline that; the multi-instrumentalist continues to sharply offset Jeff Tweedy’s exquisite songwriting with dissonant sonic inflections. Having combined all of their best elements, the band was quite right to title their seventh album eponymously, but following up that career high (in a career of highs) on The Whole Love is a somewhat unenviable task. They stumbled on Sky Blue Sky after A Ghost Is Born, but here the outrageous inventiveness of album opener ‘The Art of Almost’

Mastodon

Blink 182

Death in Vegas

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Neighborhoods

Trans-love Energies

Late Night Tales: MGMT

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Heavy, daft, brutal, trippy, eccentric: these are all words that can be used to describe The Hunter by Mastodon. This, their fifth album, continues their fine tradition of making cutting edge metal with an ear for experimentation and melody. If you just want to bang your head then ‘Curl Of The Burl’ or ‘All The Heavy Lifting’ will fulfil your needs. They can also sing a sweet tune when they want, as evidenced on the heart-wrenching title track. How can you not want to listen to a song called ‘The Octopus Has No Friends’? The production is top notch; you can hear every muttered lyric and every punishing drum beat. If you like dense guitar play and a gutbusting degree of rocking out then you need look no further.

It’s been a long eight years for Blink 182 fans; hiatus, Angels & Airwaves, Meet The Barkers. But they’re back, and fuck are they going to be heard. In Blink fashion Neighborhoods is made to be played loud enough to piss the neighbours off. It’s the best of the Blink 182 you’ve been sulking to since you were a teenager. The kerb-stomping rhythm of Barker and Hoppus fused with DeLonge’s melodic axe is tight. The neck-crampingly fast twominute punk ditty and da-da-da chorus is in short supply here. Neighborhoods is more ‘Adams Song’ depth Blink 182. It’s lyrically dark, easily their most cynical and deepest excursion. If you’re after more Cheshire Cat you’re out of luck, and there ain’t no mother fucking. ‘Up All Night’ being the current single-bash just isn’t doing Neighborhoods justice; the back half of the album is where it’s at.

Richard Fearless’ splendidly dark, menacing albums including Scorpio Rising all spent plenty of time on the alternate airwaves during the 1990s. But after the largely tune-free drone of Satan’s Circus, Fearless found himself banished from the coolness pool to dwell in creative shame for seven years. In the meantime, outfits like Uncle and Burial were taking dark electronica on extraordinary journeys, the likes of which were simply unbookable by Fearless’ travel agency. Finally, there’s Translove Energies. Opener ‘Silver Time Machine’ winds in with a singular drone reminiscent of Swans, before building to a dark Bauhaus pop/rock grunge. ‘Black Hole’ reveals its petticoats in a late night techno-groove, with slight nods to York and Goldfrapp. But it’s the sultry, dark erector-set construction of ‘Your Loft My Acid’ and the tough, transcendent, sexy Bloody Valentine grunge of ‘Savage Love’ that finally prove this to be a plausible return.

MGMT’s addition to the exclusive Late Night Tales club resonates passion. MGMT have mix-taped other’s poetry, smoothly spreading their dreamy touch. It contains an array of cult names including The Velvet Underground, The Chills and a cover of Baushaus’ ‘All We Ever Wanted’ before ending in fervour with an aphotic spoken word piece by Paul Morley. It’s as if Marquis de Sade picked each harmonious layer himself, a mix of flawless atmosphere. There’s something special about literary, intelligent music. That’s a description normally thrown at jazz, but it’s apt for this collection of Late Night Tales. The obscure smoothness deserves every part of the album title. Play it for that special someone; it’s a five star album to make love to. Close your eyes babe.

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is quick to dispel any concerns. Fairground keyboards give ‘I Might’ a welcome lift and the insertion of whistling where lyrics might be halfway through ‘Dawned On Me’ is a brilliant touch. Finger picked acoustic guitar abounds through multiple unexpected breakdowns on ‘One Sunday Morning’, while ‘Born Alone’ captures Tweedy’s sometimes tortured worldview perfectly. It’s all brilliant stuff and should be typically amazing live.

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Batman: Arkham City So much excitement from our resident gamers

AustrAliA’s most infAmous crime story If you haven’t played Batman: Arkham Asylum, you should go rent it now before the new game comes out. It’s definitely the most enjoyable comic book hero game adaptation I’ve played, and like the latest movie, it’s suitably dark. This next step in the Batman saga has already got online reviewers asking whether it could be the game of the year. The premise for Arkham City is that Quincy Sharp has turned Gotham into a cordoned-off prison colony with psychologist Hugo Strange as its warden. As in any horror film, when the blondie who’s being chased runs up the stairs instead of out of the house, what could possibly go wrong? The line-up of baddies is mouthwatering. We’ll come up against the Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Mr Freeze, Two-face, a cockneyinspired Penguin, The Riddler and even Calendar Man. Did I mention you can also play as Catwoman or Robin? Our caped crusader has new offensive abilities in handto-hand combat sections, being able to counter multiple enemies and increased interplay of gadgets with normal maneuvers. Defensively

we can catch and throw back projectiles and use the environment to our advantage. Detective mode returns, as well as being able to traverse the whole of Gotham, falling in style with your cape and grappling hook a la Spiderman. Refreshingly, the entire city is open for exploration from the beginning of the game and is an ‘open world’ five times larger than the area of Arkham Asylum. It’s your choice whether you want to follow the storyline, do a multitude of side missions, take on random thugs or just soar around the city. There are also 400 Riddler trophies to be found as well as the Riddler death trap. All in all you get Batman than ever before. As well as this, we’re treated to a five-part mini-series to bridge the story gap between Asylum and City featuring original music from Panic! At the disco, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Boxer Rebellion and more. The hype surrounding this game online is incredible, and those lucky enough to have had hands-on time at E3 cannot talk highly enough about it. Arkham City hits stores on Tuesday 18 October and I, for one, can’t wait.

Honestly, Jon’s covered most of why this game will rule, but I had to throw in my two cents. Anyone who has played Arkham Asylum knows how fun that game was. Being a game involving one of the most popular and important pop-culture icons of the past 70 years means you already have a fair bit of hype to live up to, and the game did that brilliantly. Hence the overwhelming hype on the blogosphere. The number of Arkham City gameplay teasers available for viewing online could easily pass an entire afternoon. The biggest problem with the first installment was the limitations of the world. Once

you finished the game, you finished the game. Yes, you could do it again on the hard level or play some miniversions involving specific mini-missions, but compared to the proper storyline these had nothing. The fact that this new world is so much bigger means that you won’t be able to finish the game in one great big 48 hour blat. Being able to play as Robin and Catwoman means you have a whole new way to approach the game. And just look at all those costumes, ranging from The Animated Series to Frank Miller’s TDKR. Two weeks and counting.

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on screen The Lion King 3D FILM

Further info directed by Rob Minkoff , Roger Allers Written By Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts

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Whether you perceive it to be an animated classic or an overrated Disney-fied reboot of Hamlet, chances are you’ve made up your mind about The Lion King. If you ask any kid of the ‘90s, they’ll probably affirm the former. Disney knows this all too well, hence the 3D re-release. The stellar animation holds up flawlessly along with the

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The Round Up

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Starring Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello

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John Singleton’s directorial career has veered decidedly towards the mainstream since his work in the ‘90s, something you’d think would make him the perfect helmer for a Taylor Lautner vehicle (and “from the director of Boyz n the Hood” isn’t gonna mean much to T-Lau fans anyway). As with 2 Fast 2 Furious, he proves adept at shooting an action sequence but again struggles to inject the faint glimmer of tension or emotion that could poke

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climactic finale. When it does kick in, however, it manages to compliment the artistry without shovelling it into your corneas. The effect is just not as frequent as I would’ve liked, nor is it as salient. Some may find it more practical to wait for the film’s Bluray release rather than be pushed to pay the 3D price, but that doesn’t hinder the fact that The Lion King 3D is still a staggering spectacle.

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gorgeous art direction. As with Beauty and the Beast, the tenderness given to the restoration is on a Mother Teresa level. The soundtrack still resonates with the same vibrancy it did 17 years ago, though Timon and Pumbaa’s fartcensoring introductory number may leave corn in your teeth. I hate to repeat a common complaint with 3D conversions, but you probably won’t process the extra dimension for the majority of the film: it only adds to a select number of establishing shots and to the

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through Abduction’s double whammy of rote script and wooden performances. Not that there’s anything wrong with doing a Bourne-lite for teenagers, especially one that taps into middle class parental issues by implying your folks might not be who you think they are. By-the-numbers direction and writing, though, require charisma to carry a film and Abduction is abundant proof that Lautner just isn’t the guy for this. The dude is so wooden it’s like watching Pinocchio with abs, his stock moves being shirt removal, sullen and impotent emo glowering, and jaw clenching that is so intense and frequent you begin to worry his carved face might just explode into splinters. He can do the action stuff okay but, since this is a teens’ film, there’s not enough of it. WRITTEN BY STEVE NEWALL

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The Round Up, or La rafle in French, first sounded to me like it might be a film about the poison used to kill weeds. This isn’t an entirely incorrect metaphor, considering the film is about the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942, where the French police aimed to round up 20,000 Jews to deport to Germany for Hitler’s insane agenda. The police only managed to wrangle just over 10,000 – the remainder having been successfully hidden by Parisians.

What happened to those people who were rounded up is the subject of this film, through the lens of a Jewish doctor, a French nurse and the Jewish families of one tenement. I usually steer clear of films about the holocaust. I’m ashamed to admit I feel like I’ve heard it all. For me and perhaps for others too, I’ve become desensitised to the holocaust; it has become a cliché. Hitler and his many accomplices, all their gruesome actions, have become rehashed scenarios, just words in books and exhibits at museums. The Round Up crashes through this apathy, however, by showing the simple, honest cost of the French government’s decision to choose politics over people. The Round Up isn’t gratuitous, but it is unflinching. Passionately acted, this is liberal France’s chance to highlight the extreme mistake their acting government made in delivering the people they had granted asylum to their own deaths. WRTTEN BY LILY RICHARDS

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MUSIC VIDEOS GRADED FOR YOUR ENJOMENT LEVELS

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Hits Me Like A Rock

Ffunny Ffrends

Moon

Lazy Bones

CSS

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Bjork

Wooden Shjips

Damn, Cansei de Ser Sexy are cool. All of these hepcats are absolute foxes. They dress like the coolest, op-shopiest fashion icons they are. They all look great – so a video is always going to do them justice. Especially one where they all look amazing and are watching people do that kind of dancing that can work in a bar, at a club or on the street. There’s a little bit of an instructional element to these dances, which only makes it better. Great job CSS.

This is how you make a great video on the cheap. A few locations, a little bit of spend on costumes that aren’t too in your face, a couple of visual effects, roll with the current video trend (pastel-coloured fixed shots) and take a new approach on it (not being fixed all the damn time). Then get people who really know what they’re doing in the editing suite and stylise the shit out of it, throwing paparazzi style blurs and distorting your focal point. That is how you make a great video on the cheap.

No surprises here – Bjork manages to crank out another good video. This whole Cosmogony/moon app thing that team Bjork has going on at the moment is prevalent in the video, so go ahead and tick the “theme” box. But compared to her many, many video hits, this one won’t be up there with the many Jonze and Gondry pieces of art that we’ve seen come out of the Iceland queen’s stable. Thing is, you just know she doesn’t give a shit if you like it or not.

Wooden Shjips tend to be a mixed bag of boring mixed with entertaining. The video for ‘Lazy Bones’ is no different. Consider this one a great mix of visual art and meme-like zeitgeist images all stirred up with a very hallucinogenic-inspiring sceen-saver. It’s good and it’s cut together well, but after a while it gets boring. If Danny Perez videos are your bag, you’ll dig this. If that kind of layered green-screenery-imagery makes you nauseous, then a) stop being a baby, and b) don’t watch this.

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Bedroom Eyes

Gangsta

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Wavves

Dum Dum Girls

tUnE-yArDs

Luomo

“Oh shit, we’ve got to make a video for the new EP. Can’t we just get stoned and play Monopoly or some shit instead? Wait, why don’t we do both? Yeah! Yeah, and then some dude can come in and interrupt us. Only... only he’s being chased by cops. So they come in, and we get all scared and do some more drugs, but then we open that treasure chest in our living room that was there all along and a mermaid comes out and shoots the cops and we go swimming. Sweet.”

Alt-girls looking sexy. Normal fixed shots of a band playing their instruments. Kaleidoscope effects. All of this has been done before. Fuck the word count, there’s no more to be said.

What a shame – such a great band and such a great song deliver such a boring video. There seems to be no limit to what tUnE-yArDs can deliver on when it comes to amazingly chopped pop, but they really let themselves down with this piece of crap. It’s just a road video. Buddies hanging out, quick self portraits all edited together with a little bit of interpretive dance on the streets and shots of what you see when you’re on a train. Total letdown.

What the hell? Did these guys not want their video to be seen? There’s more darkness here than a North European’s dungeon. The amount of fade-ins and fade-outs are ridiculous. There’s more time being spent on transitions here than there is actual content. Sure, try and throw in a little bit of Bowie-esque effects in editing, but maybe more than a couple of seconds, right? Oh, and of course you have a faceless woman caressing her hair as it blows in the wind. Of course you do.


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Sola Rosa

Sat 1 Oct Kings Arms, Auckland Photographer Eve Woodham

MONO

Phoenix ion foundat

Thu 29 Sep Wellington Rugby Fanzone Photographer Shaun Jones

Sun 2 Oct Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Photographer Shaun Jones

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Listophile Juice TV’s Alternative Broadcast.

1. Candyman Shimmer Evil Twins

1. A Long Time Mayer Hawthorne

2. What The Water Gave Me

2. Buddy Panther & The Zoo

3. Lunatic Fringe

Florence and The Machine

3. Eleven

Drab Doo Riffs

Fantine

4. Tsunami

4. Terrible Angels

X-Ray Fiends

Charlotte Gainsburg

5. No Work

5. I Stand Alone

Beach Pigs

Theophilus London

6. Hollowed Out Cut Off Your Hands

6 The Sun The Naked & Famous

7. Blind Minded

7. Who Said You’re Free

O’ Lovely

8. Everythings Gonna Be Alright Mulholland

Midnight Youth

8. Maniac Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

9. Audio Video Disco

Independent Top 10 Movie Chart

1. The Lion King 3D 2. Abduction 3. What’s Your Number? 4. The Help 5. Zookeeper 6. Jane Eyre 7. Friends with Benefits 8. The Round Up 9. 1911 10. The Sorcerer and The

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9. Helena Beat

Justice

Foster The People

10. Bedroom Eyes

10. Good Intent

Dum Dum Girls

Kimbra

Awesome Rivalries

Seth Haapu

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2. Jack White VS Jason

1. That’s Alright Mama

There Will Be Bacon Kevin Bacon is an oil man.

3. Heihachi VS Kazuya

2. Fame

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1. Wavves VS Black Lips

Elvis

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4. Matthew McConaughey VS Respectability

David Bowie

3. Rock With You Michael Jackson

5. Tailies VS Rollies 6. Scott Pilgrim VS The World 7. Eminem VS Ja Rule 8. Big Breakfast VS Eggs Benedict 9. Megashark VS Giant Octopus 10. Seinfeld VS Friends

4. Controversy Prince

5. Lost Ones Lauryn Hill

6. Monster Kanye West

7. Houdini Foster the People

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9. Cupid Amy Winehouse

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