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Breaking news  Bret McKenzie has won at the 2012 Oscars, taking away the Best Original Song for ‘Man or Muppet’ in The Muppets. New national hero?  The 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival line-up has been announced and includes locals Rhys Darby, The Boy With Tape On His Face, Brendhan Lovegrove, Ben Hurley and Steve Wrigley to name just a few. Some of the top international names include David O’Doherty, Stephen K Amos, Janey Godley, Marcel Lucont, Terry Alderton and many more.

Announcements The Kids Are Back

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 One Direction have announced two New Zealand shows. The modern day boy band will play Auckland’s Trust Stadium on Saturday 21 April and Wellington’s St James Theatre on Sunday 22 April. Tickets go on sale on Friday 02 March through Ticketek.  As we go to print, Radiohead’s pre-sale tickets through their website have sold out. Some presales may still be available through chuggentertainment.com.

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It’s the first Thursday of the month this week which means just one thing for Auckland’s K Road. It’s the celebration of everything the creative K Road community can muster with the eighth installment of First Thursdays, stretching from Khuja Lounge on Queen Street all the way to Whitespace Gallery on Crummer Road. Art exhibitions, live music, craft markets, workshops and all sorts of live entertainment and installations will be on show from 6pm-9pm.

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It was several weeks ago when we heard it was pretty much confirmed, and now the announcement has been set in stone. One of the biggest bands in the world today, Radiohead has announced one show in New Zealand. The very special one-off performance will be held at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Tuesday 06 November. Having been 14 years since the band has played here, this one is guaranteed to be a sellout show. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, with general release tickets going on sale on Thursday 01 March through Ticketmaster.

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Sherpa has announced a tour celebrating their upcoming album release. Kicking off this Friday 02 March the Auckland-based band will play at Static in Hamilton with The Good Fun & The Changing Same before heading to The Kings Arms in Auckland to play with Sleepy Age & Princess Chelsea on Saturday 03 March. The four-piece will continue their tour later this month in Wellington and Christchurch.

03/04 The Jazz-man cometh

Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling has been announced to play in New Zealand for three shows in April. Fun fact: every album Elling has ever released has been nominated for a Grammy. It’s no surprise then that he’s been awarded Male Jazz Vocalist of the Year for 12 years in a row by DownBeat’s Critic’s Poll. Elling will perform in Palmerston North at The Globe Theatre on Tuesday 03 April, at Wellington’s Opera House on Wednesday 04 April and will finish at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga on Friday 06 April. Tickets are available now through Ticket Direct.

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American metal heads Sick Of It All and Agnostic Front have announced a one-off New Zealand show as part of their New York United tour. The two bands will play a joint set at The Kings Arms in Auckland on Wednesday 02 May with support from locals Shitripper. Tickets are on sale now through Under The Radar.

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Fu Manchu have announced two New Zealand shows in April. When the ‘90s was all about boybands and marketability, these guys stuck with the grunge scene and were some of the original stoner rockers. The four-piece will be joined by San Francisco’s Black Cobra and local metallers Beastwars at both their Wellington show at San Fran Bath House on Friday 27 April and the Auckland show at The Studio on Saturday 28 April. Tickets are available now through Under The Radar, Real Groovy and Slow Boat.

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Last week Lady Gaga announced yet another show to her stay here in New Zealand. The pop starlet’s third performance of The Born This Way Ball will take place at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Sunday 10 June. Pre-sale tickets went on sale earlier this week and locked up on Wednesday 29 February at 5pm (depending on when you’ve picked this issue up). Public tickets go on sale Friday 02 March at 12pm through Ticketmaster.

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01/03 In House Party

Auckland creative collective and curatorial initiative In House Creative Projects will be having their launch party this Thursday 01 March. Inspired by the sci-fi/punk rock aesthetic of Auckland-based artist Clara Chon AKA Blue Blank’s hand painted and studded leather jackets, In House is putting on Space is the Place at Number 4 Gallery on Cross Street. As well as the exhibits from Blue Blank there will be a rotating line-up of works from local and international artists Aimee Kathryn Robinson, Ben Tankard, Vincent Galen Shields, Vincent Lum, Paul E Sothers, Erin Forsyth, Imogen Taylor, Elija Pennington, Matt Molloy, Chris Stapp and Josh Slater, with live music from Golden Axe and The Drab Doo-Riffs. Check out inhousecreativeprojects.com for more info.

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PLAYING In Brief... FAVourites BLACK DAHLIA MURDER RYAN KNIGHT

Favourite drink? Tea Favourite restaurant/café? Steak and Shake Favourite takeaway: Chic-Fil-A Favourite color? Turquoise Favourite classic film? How the Grinch Stole Christmas

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, is writing her first adult novel. No, not erotic fiction – get your mind out of the gutter. It’s just going to be a book for grown-ups instead of being directed at adolescents. One man’s collection of his childhood comics has fetched a pretty penny – roughly US$3.5million, to be precise. A copy of Detective Comics #27, which featured the first appearance of Batman, went for just over US$520,000 and Action Comics #1, which features the first appearance of Superman, went for roughly US$299,000. The first ever issue of Batman was sold for about US$275,000, and the second issue of Captain America (with a scared Hitler on the cover, not the one where Hitler gets punched) went for just under US$115,000. The 17-date Classic Hits Winery Tour comes to a close this weekend with Gin Wigmore, The Mutton Birds and Avalanche City rounding off in Hamilton on Friday 02 March with the grand finale at Auckland’s Villa Maria Estate in Mangere this Saturday 03 March. Annah Mac has been announced to open both shows with a short acoustic set. Converse have done their thing yet again. The latest artists to feature on the shoe brand’s collaboration initiative are Andre 3000, ex-LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and Gorillaz who have created ‘DoYaThing’. Previously we’ve seen Soulja Boy, Andrew WK and Matt and Kim sing ‘I’m A Goner’, Julian Casablancas, Santigold and Pharrell’s ‘My Drive Through’, and Kid Cudi, Best Coast and Rostam Batmanglij teaming up for ‘All Summer’.

The first 2012 round of Stage One grants from Outward Sound have been awarded to Street Chant, Tiny Ruins, Cairo Knife Fight and Midnight Youth.

Favourite childhood memory? Going to the beach Favourite party food? Pizza (with extra pineapple!) Favourite vice? Hot women who can sing Favourite song? ‘Down In A Hole’ by Alice In Chains Favourite meal? Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, butterbeans Favourite cause? The cause to rock Favourite label to put on your relationship? Friends with benefits Favourite ‘90s TV show? The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Favourite word? Banana Favourite album? Too many Favourite type of groupie? Easy ones Favourite body part on you? Hands Favourite body part on someone else? Boobs Favourite venue? Too many to name Favourite lyric? “I want to fly, but my wings have been so denied” - Alice In Chains ‘Down In A Hole’ Favourite candy bar? Snickers Favourite current TV show?The Walking Dead SEE THEM LIVE: BLACK DAHLIA MURDER W/ LAMB OF GOD WED 07 MAR STUDIO, AUCKLAND

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Brit Awards The Brit Awards were handed out last week with not too much gossip, but just enough to hold us over. Adele flipped the bird, showing her gusto and making us like her a little bit more. Rihanna addressed her surprising collaboration with Chris Brown (after their history), saying “At times when I feel misunderstood, my fans always remind me that it’s OK to be myself”. Blur also made a bit of a scene, but one that the audience was glad to see as all four original members (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree) performed for the first time since a few special concerts in 2009. Adele won the British Female Solo Artist award and the MasterCard British Album of the Year for 21; Ed Sheeran won the British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act awards; Coldplay won the British Group award; One Direction won the British Single award for ‘What Makes You Beautiful’; Bruno Mars won the International Male Solo Artist award; Rihanna won the International Female Solo Artist award; Foo Fighters won the International Group award; Lana Del Rey won the International Breakthrough Act award and the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music went to Blur.


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Releases This week

Music: Band Of Skulls’ Sweet Sour; Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny’s Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose; Estelle’s All of Me; Nada Surf’s The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy 2CD set; One Direction’s Up All Night: The Souvenir Edition; Sleigh Bells’ Reign of Terror; The Cranberries’ Roses; The Ting Tings’ Sounds From Nowheresville; Twiggy’s Romantically Yours; various artists on Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Volume 1 1947-52; various artists on Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Volume 2 1952-54; various artists on Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Volume 3 1955-57; various artists on Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Volume 4 1957-60; various artists on Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Volume 5 1961-65; various artists on Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Volume 6 1965-67; various artists on Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Volume 7 1969-72; various artists on Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Volume 8 1970-74. DVD & Blu-ray: It’s Always Sunny in

Philadelphia season five DVD; One Day DVD & Blu-ray; Taylor Swift - Journey to Fearless DVD; WWE: Randy Orton Evolution Of A Predator DVD & Blu-ray. Cinema: Higher Ground (directed by Vera Farmiga, starring Vera Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Donna Murphy); Project X (directed by Nima Nourizadeh, starring Thomas Mann, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Oliver Cooper); The Devil Inside (directed by William Brent Bell, starring Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth); Underworld: Awakening (directed by Måns Mårlind, starring Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance, Michael Ealy); Warrior (directed by Gavin O’Connor, starring Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte); We Need To Talk About Kevin (directed by Lynne Ramsay, starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller).

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Got Talent? It’s about time. The international phenomenon that is (insert country)’s Got Talent is heading to Aotearoa by the looks of it. TVNZ is planning on producing NZ’s Got Talent – an idea NZ On Air has gotten behind and committed $1.6million in funding, subject to the full budget being confirmed. Planning is still in the early stages, but speculation is fun, right? So here are some of our guesses as to who will be on the show if it does end up seeing the light of day: Host: Ben Mitchell, Clarke Gayford, Drew Nemia, Jason Gunn, Jeremy Wells, Robbie Magasiva, the Energy Spot guy. Judges: Colin Mathura-Jeffree, David Farrier, Frankie Stevens, Jay Jay Feeney, Jessie Gurunathan, Jo Cotton, Jon Toogood, Judy Bailey, Julie Christie, Kate Lynch, Mikey Havoc, Ngahuia Williams, Paul Henry, Peter Urlich, Petra Bagust, Rhys Darby, Sally Ridge, Shavaugn Ruakere, Suzanne Paul, Robyn Malcom, everyone from Outrageous Fortune, everyone from TVNZU, and our wild card – the guy from Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Yes, some of the names above are with other networks, but you never know.

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Thursday 01

Roots Manuva

We Need To Talk About Kevin

The Hunter Lounge

Selected Cinemas 7.30pm, $49, 1-night.co.nz

In just over 10 years Roots Manuva has eight studio albums and made as many cameos as Christopher Walken, from Leftfield to Gorillaz to Fun Lovin’ Criminals. He doesn’t just have stage presence – he owns the fucking thing. British rappers who wear suits just have so much style, right?

Well shit on a stick if this movie doesn’t sound like it’ll be dark and depressing and amazing. Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly as parents trying to cope with the guilt and grief of their teenage son going on a killing spree? With Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood composing the score? Hellz yep.

Computers Want Me Dead

Nero Zero

Flight Lounge

The Kings Arms FREE, 10pm

8pm, $15, undertheradar.co.nz

Wednesdays at Flight Lounge kick off this week with none other than Computers Want Me Dead playing the launch night with Justin Sane, Sam Hill, Wade Marriner and Staple also spinning tracks. If you track down Sam Harvey from CWMD, have a dance with him. That dude’s got moves like Elvis on ecstasy.

Based in Los Angeles, Canadian rockers Nero Zero have been making their way around the world, increasing their fanbase bit by bit with awesome shows and song titles like ‘Fucking A Rock Star’, which is kind of one of the coolest names for a song ever. Except for maybe any given song by Electric Six.

Death Cab For Cutie

Fuse Comedy Night

Project X

Underworld: Awakening

Town Hall

CPIT

General Release

General Release

You know how when you were a kid at high school you were a real loser so you decided to throw a house party except way too many people showed up and it got out of control? Yeah, that’s basically this.

You would think there’s only so many times that vampires and werewolves can team up to defeat some kind of new breed only for one of them to stab each other in the back. Vampires rule, werewolves drool.

8pm, $10-50, ignition.ac.nz

8pm, $38-75, ticketek.co.nz

Death Cab For Cutie play their one and only NZ show at the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Our designer is going and she’s going to make a sign to hold up. It’s going to have puppies and love hearts.

The CPIT Orientation Week Wednesday night line-up is one that will literally have you pissing your pants (if you’re incontinent). The Fuse Comedy Night has Steve Wrigley and Justine Smith performing for this hump day comedy cracker.

Friday 02 Nocturnal Collections

NZ Fashion Festival

Lucha Lounge

Shed 10 10am, nzfashionfestival.com

It’s the final day of the catwalk this Friday down at the New Zealand Fashion Festival. The fifth and final collection of the runway show features Jimmy D, MisteR, Hailwood, Zambesi, Zambesi Man, Barkers, Bendon, Stolen Girlfriends Club and Liam. Be there and be Vogue.

Lucha Lounge is quickly becoming Auckland’s new home of underground alt-rock gigs. See the up-andcomers live so you can tell your friends about how in the know you are. Or you could just go along and not be a poseur – whatever works for you. Phobos Eros, HUF and Hospital Sports play this week.

Mountaineater

The Room

Hereafter

Newtown Community Centre

Paramount Theatre

The Tannery

7pm, $10-15, cosmicticketing.co.nz

If you’ve been waiting to see when the next big Dunedin band would break through a la the Flying Nun heydays some 20-30 years ago, then you’ve been waiting somewhere Mountaineater haven’t been playing. Stop being a fool and go watch this heavy-asa-comically-sized-anvil act blow your mind.

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8pm, $18-30, dashtickets.co.nz

It’s another showing of everybody’s favourite misunderstood masterpiece. If you’re looking for a relatively quiet night with a shitload of laughs, this one’s for you. It will tear you apart.

This is one of those things that’s damn hard to describe without ranting about how amazing it is. So we’ll use keywords: Germany, poet, sex machine, hallucination, revolvers, underworld, content may offend.


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Saturday 03 NZIAF

Top Girls

Multiple Venues

Q Theatre 8pm, $25-59, qtheatre.co.nz, R15

There’s just too much to actually pin down as what you should do at this year’s New Zealand International Arts Festival, so head to festival.co.nz to see the full line-up and make the call yourself. With some 300 shows over three weeks, you are literally spoiled for choice in what to see.

1980s London. Shoulder pads. Power suits. Maggie Thatcher. Women landing top jobs. Women having girl’s nights out and talking about girl stuff. Bitching about fickle men. Dissecting sexy sex. The price of achievement. Hot damn, if this play doesn’t seem to have everything.

Outlook Launch Party

That’s Country

Studio

Regent Theatre 8pm, $30-50

7.30pm, $67-90, ticketdirect.co.nz

Playing the banjo? That’s country. Listening to Willie Nelson? That’s country. Drinking whiskey and singing Hank Williams? That’s country. Line dancing? That’s country. Seeing the iconic ‘80s TV show That’s Country starring the original gang featuring Dennis Marsh? That’s country.

DropBassNZ and George FM are bringing a taste of Croatia’s Outlook Festival to our shores with the likes of Dieselboy, Kryptic Minds, Ulterior Motive, Spectrasoul, Icicle, Charlie B, Organikismness, Tokyo Prose, Shift, Bugsy, Andy Beck, Resolve, Pakage, 36 Deep, Spec and Subverse.

NZ Fashion Festival

Sounds In The Sun

Blacklight Party

3rd Bass

Shed 10

Unitec

Fuel Bar and Grill

FLOW

1pm, $0-20 dashtickets.co.nz

Technically the last day of celebrations will be on the Sunday, but get down to Shed 10 for the Designer Garage Sale to grab some of the hotter items on the list. Maybe you’ll even get into the wrap party.

Shapeshifter, Katchafire, 1814, Kidz in Space, Bulletproof, Annabel Fay, Rugged Tekniques, DJ Sir-Vere, Unknown Peace, the Prestige Dance Crew and plenty more feature at this year’s Lipton Ice Tea Sounds in the Sun – and it’s free for Unitec students.

Sunday 04

3.30pm, $10-20

Here’s another one of those glowin-the-dark paint parties that are so common with the kids these days. Yep, it’s an under-18 gig where kids get messy and flirt really badly and maybe get to second base. Gross.

9pm, $10-15 Door Sales Only

Dam Native, Soulstation, Aotea-raw, Urban Legend, Freecell, Audiosmith, Intercept, Savant, Emma Hand, Jinetero MC and Projectile all play at this marathon night of hip hop, drum and bass, reggae and dubstep.

Tuesday 06

Little Bushman

Music in Parks

Ryan Adams

Deans Bush

Multiple venues

Regent Theatre 2pm and 6pm, FREE

2pm-7pm, $40-50 cosmicticketing.co.nz

What better way to round off your weekend than watching two of New Zealand’s most intimately performing bands, Little Bushman and Electric Wire Hustle, live on a Sunday? Oh, right. Getting laid.

The best thing about things like the Summer Music Concert Series is relaxing in the sun. The worst thing is when all the stoner teenagers come by and giggle. We were young once too, kids – we know what you’re up to.

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It’s not Ryan Adams’ first time to the country, but this is his first series of solo shows he’s done down under. Taking a touring break from The Cardinals, Ryan Adams will play a more intimate set as he celebrates his latest album Ashes & Fire with special guest support from Jason Isbell of the Drive-By Truckers.

Urge Overkill

Key

The Kings Arms

gig OF THE WEEK 8pm, $65, ticketmaster.co.nz

Urge Overkill are so Chicago. Urge Overkill are so Tarantino. Urge Overkill are velvet. Urge Overkill are the original Big Day Out headliners. Urge Overkill are straight solid gold rock, and you don’t know how it makes you swoon the way you do, but you do. Urge Overkill and The Dirty Sweets will blow your mind.

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Four Play It was mere weeks after the announcement the Fatboy Slim, Die Antwoord, Skrillex and Porter Robinson would all be playing together for one show in Auckland that tickets sold out. If you’re one of the lucky folks who managed to grab a seat, here’s a quick little look at what you can expect from the show.

Fatboy Slim

Die Antwoord

Norman Cook, AKA Fatboy Slim, made waves with his introduction into the pop world via the 1998 album You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby. This was the effort that put out ‘The Rockafeller Skank’, ‘Right Here, Right Now’ and perhaps most notably ‘Praise You’ which skyrocketed Fatboy Slim’s presence to the top of the UK charts, thanks in some part to the iconic Spike Jonze music video. The visual aspect of Fatboy Slim’s music proved to be an accompaniment to the hits the artist was putting out – who can forget the dancing, flying Christopher Walken in the music video for ‘Weapon of Choice’ off the album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars? Since then Cook has worked with the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Blur, Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Dizzee Rascal and more.

Are they fake? Are they for real? When it comes to South Africa’s Die Antwoord, the answer (zing) really doesn’t matter. Zef met the mainstream back in 2009 when Die Antwoord blew onto the scene, becoming every art school kid’s dream due to their post-ironic-irony-societal-statements... but really, they’re just a bunch of mates who like to take the piss. And really, what’s so fokken wrong with that? The rappers know how to perform and know how to get noticed. It’s no wonder American film director Harmony Korine (Kids, Gummo, Trash Humpers) wanted to work with them on their joint short film effort Wat Kyk Jy?.

Skrillex

Porter Robinson

The man is synonymous with dubstep. Known for making some of the biggest hits of the “genre” (let’s not get into that argument here, guys), there’s no denying that Skrillex has managed to create a market for himself. It’s not just club bangers the artist puts out – it’s some of the most popular dubstep songs this side of the blue. Skrillex is no fool and knows who to work with in both the music world (the infamous Korn team-up, anyone?) and in the video world. He’s joined forces with some of the best music video producers around at the moment to create some damn fine looking clips. What that means when he’s performing live… well, you’ll have to wait and see.

In every line-up there’s one name that’s lesser known than the others. In this case, you’re looking at underdog Porter Robinson – the newcomer to the electro-house scene. But that’s not slowing down the artist; at the tender age of 19 he’s already worked with Lady Gaga, Deadmau5, David Guetta, Diplo, Moby and many more, as well as being signed to Skrillex’s label OWSLA. While he may not be a household name just yet, there’s no reason to write Porter Robinson off as anything less than his much deserved preceding notoriety has earned him. SEE THEM LIVE: FATBOY SLIM, DIE ANTWOORD, SKRILLEX AND PORTER ROBINSON FRI 02 MAR VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND

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Re-em-Urge it was nearly 20 years ago when urge overkill burst onto the scene before everything quickly went quiet. tim gruar asks eddie “king” roeser: what happened? It was halfway through my interview with Eddie “King” Roeser that I remembered his band Urge Overkill had played the 1995 Big Day Out along with Soundgarden. This year will see both bands in the country once more – Soundgarden for the Big Day Out just gone, and Urge touring their fresh release Rock’n’Roll Submarine. Roeser was “gutted” to learn that the Big Day Out was no more. 1995 was a big year for Urge, with the critically acclaimed Exit the Dragon already out, and material for Saturation waiting in the wings. They’d toured with Nirvana and Pearl Jam and were enjoying success on the festival circuit both in the States and Europe. Add to that iconic director Tarantino’s decision to drop their cover of Neil Diamond’s ‘Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon’ onto the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, and you’d expect the Urge star to be hitting galactic heights. Then, it all went quiet. What happened? “I guess we just weren’t prepared or ready,” reflects Roeser. “We’d moved from small independent labels (and smaller shows) to Geffen. The material was hard to play on stage and we weren’t that professional. We couldn’t stay in the grind of the big corporates.” Over the following years, the line-up of the band changed. Roeser and fellow founder Nash Kato feuded, resulting in Roeser leaving to work with Jim Kimball (formerly of The Jesus Lizard) as L.I.M.E., and with his brother John in the band Electric Airlines. Roeser now looks back philosophically at that time. “A bit of a waste. The solo projects didn’t really pan out. I also did some school, considered teaching. I didn’t really fit in with the ‘normal’ working stiff lifestyle, either.” In the meantime Kato and drummer Johnny Onassis kept Urge going. Finally, after a break of several years, Kato and Roeser reformed Urge Overkill without Onassis. “I think over time we just got together and couldn’t really remember what it was that made us split up,” muses Roeser. He describes

reforming with Kato in soul mate terms – like “finding that band member that just fits and works right.” In 2004 the reformed Urge performed shows at The Troubadour (LA), Double Door (Chicago) and Bowery Ballroom (NY), and continued to tour throughout Europe, North America, and Australia. But it wasn’t until September 2010 on a New York Radio show that the first new Urge song ‘Effigy’ was played. “We had all this material. And we’d worked with it for a while, but we were going to put out a big release with publicity and everything. It didn’t work out that way,” says Roeser. The change of the landscape in the music industry between the early ‘90s and now has come as a bit of a shock to Roeser. “Back then, the internet was hardly going,” he says. “We’d have to sign a record deal and give up publishing rights, t-shirt [sales] and everything. Now you can do it all yourself and all you have to do is get a good distributor. The really big stars are on big labels, but everyone else now can own and control what they do.” This brings us back to the new release, 15 years on. Rock’n’Roll Submarine is a collection of songs with the band’s signature ‘70s/Cheap Trick bombastics. Initially a working title, it went on to be a metaphor of the band, “Like we’ve been submerged under the sea, in a time capsule,” comments Roeser. The upcoming tour will take in Australian dates and a return to Auckland. Roesner recalls his last visit fondly, when he closely turned down the opportunity to fly into the erupting Mt Ruapehu in a Cessna flown by an inebriated fan he’d been partying with the night before. “Hey, maybe I should look the dude up and take him up on the offer!”

WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR SEE THEM LIVE: URGE OVERKILL TUE 06 MAY KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND

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Finding your Resolve lamb of god Guitarist Mark Morton talks to sebastian mackay about the new album resolution.

How is this album different from Wrath, and what can fans expect? We try to go in different directions on each album while maintaining the essence of Lamb of God. Depending on how much you want to scrutinise it, the differences are endless… As for what fans should expect – a series of songs that reflect lyrically the things we are dealing with and going through. What was the mission behind Resolution? There was no political or personal statement; it’s difficult for the five of us to decide where to stop to eat. So it’s difficult to think of a unified mission statement and primary objective to capture sound. Right now, for Randy and I (Willie wrote some of the lyrics on the album as well, which is new for him) writing is a cathartic process. You’ve written some pretty political songs. Can tell me about the lyrics of Resolution, and are they political or personal? That would vary depending on the song, but by and large it’s personal reflections on life experiences and people that we know. There’s a bit of looking deep inside of ourselves and soul searching. It’s tricky because you don’t want to let too much of your personal life out, but as an artist you find that you want to express it. The tricky part is finding the balance. Some of my lyrics are very personal, but I try to be ambiguous and veil or disguise them so you don’t necessarily know what or who I’m talking about. Randy, on the other hand, writes more in a narrative style and is very story orientated.

The song ‘King Me’ has female vocals and strings. Can we expect more of this in the future and is this a step to developing your sound further, or something stand out and experimental? I don’t know what to expect from the future. We don’t have a notebook of ideas that we refer to. We had almost finished [‘King Me’] and our producer had the idea to add a string arrangement; he knew people in the studio that recorded the strings and Ivanda did the vocals. It was mostly a post production experiment that we tried and then everyone rallied around it. How was making Resolution for you personally? The process was similar to making other records. We got the point where the budget was in place and it was good to be able to relax and stretch out. We weren’t under the gun in respect to time and I great time recording Resolution. We used different studios, and guitars were tracked in a studio called studio Barbarossa which is an hour and quarter away from we live and is right on a beach in Virginia. So if you were feeling stressed or burnt out, you could put down the guitar and open up a beer and step onto the beach to recharge. It was a wonderful environment to record an album in. You’ll be playing here in March – what’s on the set list at the moment? We’ll be looking to represent as best as we can the scope of our career. It won’t be all new songs. It’s hard to envision playing shows without the songs fans want to hear, like ‘Walk With Me in Hell’ and ‘Redneck’. We did a mini tour in the US to warm up and played 15 songs, four of which were new ones and it went down well.

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WELLINGTON gig guide Wed 29 BATS Theatre

Meow Cafe

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan in concert: 7:30pm: $25

Southern Cross

Darren Watson: 9:30pm: free

An Unfortunate Willingness to Agree: 6:30pm: $16/$14 / Space Bitches: 8pm: $16/$14

Mighty Mighty

That’ll do Pig. That’ll Do. w/ Karaoke Dick: 8pm

Sat 03

Bergman Theatre, the Paramount

San Fran Bath House

BATS Theatre

Vbc Party Badd Energy/ Terror Of The Deep/The Golden Awesome: $10

Adam Page - Chairman of the Beard: 9:30pm: $18/14/12

Evil Genius

Wellington Waterfront

Space Bitches $16/$14

Flights of Fancy: 10:30pm: $16/$13/$10

KAHU (Tristan Dingemans Solo HDU/ Mountaineater): 5pm: koha

Nervous Doll Dancing Eidolon: 9:30pm: $10

Happy

Lorenzo Buhne - Wild Iron: 8pm: $15/$10

Matterhorn

The Session: 10pm: Free

Mighty Mighty

Emily Fairlight, Katreena Erin, Seth Frightening & Dr Thompson: 9:30pm: $5

Southern Cross

Kroon for your Kai ft. Jean Pompey: 7pm: free

Thu 01 BATS Theatre

Adam Page - Chairman of the Beard: 9:30pm: $18/14/12

BATS Theatre

Space Bitches: 8pm: $16/$14

Bergman Theatre, the Paramount Flights of Fancy: 10:30pm: $16/$13/$10

Bodega

ZOWIE: 8pm: $15

Fast Eddie’s Pool Hall Meat, Lizardfolk & Finn Johansson: 9pm: $5

Bergman Theatre, the Paramount Flights of Fancy: 10:30pm: $16/$13/$10

Bodega

BATS Theatre

Happy

BATS Theatre

Space Bitches: 8pm: $16/$14

Bergman Theatre, the Paramount Flights of Fancy: 10:30pm: $16/$13/$10

Bodega

DIE DIE DIE w/ Mean Girls & guest: 9pm: $5

Medusa

Crash-Scan & Needless Cane w/ guests: 9pm: $5

Mighty Mighty

Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 & friends: 9:30pm: $5

Newton Community Centre MOUNTAINEATER w/ About The Deadlines: 7pm: $15

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BATS Theatre

Fri 02 Adam Page - Chairman of the Beard: 9:30pm: $18/14/12

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The Matterhorn

Dann Webb (AU): 11pm: Free

Family Cactus: 8pm: $10 Shenandoah Davis w/ Timothy Blackman & Seth Frightening: 9pm: $10

Medusa

MISSING TEETH: 8pm: $10

Mighty Mighty

Sun 04 Bettys function house & bar

MIKKI DEE: 9:30pm: Free

Evil Genius

Heart Attack Alley, Stompin Nick: 9:30pm: 5

ONE MAN BAND MATINEE w/ STOMPING NICK & MONO SONIC: 3pm: free

Sandwiches

Newtown Streets

Ian Pooley (GE): 11pm: $15

Newtown Festival Fair Day: Free

San Fran Bath House

Southern Cross

I AM GIANT w/Cairo Knife Fight: 8pm: $33

Recovery Sessions w/ Zacinfact: 3pm: free

San Fran Bath House

The Lido Cafe

RAS G & Afrikan Space Program (Brainfeeder): 12am: $1

The Boptet: 7pm: Free

Southern Cross

Tue 06

The Arvo Show ft. Big River Chain: 4pm: free

Southern Cross

BATS Theatre

Chocolate Bunnies: 9:30pm: free

Adam Page - Chairman of the Beard: 9:30pm: $18/14/12

Electric Wire Hustle: 8pm: $35 + BF

The Lido Cafe

San Fran Bath House

The Dowse Art Museum (Lower Hutt)

Fri 02

San Fran Bath House

The X-Ray Catz: 8:30pm: Free

Lawnmaster Live & on Compact Cassette: 8pm

REGIONAL gig guide Wed 29 Salut (Whangarei)

Alizarin Lizard’s The Weekend Went Without You album release tour: $10

Late Lounge: Johanna Mystery: 7pm: Koha

The Strawberry Tree (Kaikoura)

Stomping Nick & His Blues Grenade: 8Pm: Free

Thu 01 Basement Bar (New Plymouth)

I am Giant w/ Cairo Knife Fight: 8pm: $30

Space Monster (Wanganui)

Mountaineater W/ Von Thundersvolt & Caves: 9pm: $15

Speakeasy bar (Thames) Alizarin Lizard’s The Weekend Went Without You album release tour: $10

Colosseum (Tauranga) I am Giant w/ Cairo Knife Fight: 8pm: $30

The Royal Hotel (Palmerston North)

Boss Christ & guests: 9Pm: $10

Sat 03

The Royal Hotel (Palmerston North)

Whole Lotta Led: The Led Zeppelin Experience & GnFnR: Guns & Roses Tribute: 8:30pm: $15

Mon 05 The ARC Theatre (Whanganui)

Shenandoah Davis w/ Timothy Blackman: 9pm: $10

Cabana Bar (Napier) Mountaineater W/ An Emerald City & Bond Street Bridge: 9pm: $20

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auckland gig guide Wed 29 1885 Basement

The Wine Cellar

1885 Britomart

twentyone

Mason Clinic EP Release: 9pm: $10 DJ VKTA: free

QF Tavern

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE

Racket Bar

Racket Bar

Franko: 10pm

Tido & Sweet Mix Kids: 6pm: Free

Red Hummingbird

EDDIE NUMBERS: 9:30pm: $10 Murray Sweetpants & Sweet Mix Kids: 8pm: Free

Dirty Diana, CVE & Thane Kirby: 5pm: free

Red Hummingbird

Rising Sun

Rickshaw Eddies

DJ Disco Trash: 7pm: free

Fri 02

Rock, Punk, Metal: 8pm: $5

Rising Sun

Dylan C: 11pm: Free

Jackal, Blackleaf Gardens, TrashCityVictims & Special Guests: 8pm: $5

The Deck - SKYCITY

1885 Basement

The List Presents Orientation Week Special Ft Substance[Homebrew], Haz’ Beats [Homebrew], Scratch 22 [The ARC], Texas Toast [ Team Dynamite]: 10pm: Free

1885 Britomart

Tabac

The Merchant Bar & Kitchen

Kings Arms

Be Club

Flight Lounge

Wednesdays at Flight Lounge Launch Night ft. Computers Want Me Dead & more: 10pm: Free

Khuja

The Mutton Birds: 7:30pm: $49

Racket Bar

T-Rice & Flex: 6pm: Free

Sale St

Retro Wednesday ft Grant Marshall & Guests: 5:30pm: Free

The Britomart Country Club Lokey: 6pm: Free

twentyone

Industry Wednesdays: 8Pm: Free

Thu 01 1885 Basement

Jennifer Zea: 10pm: Free

1885 Britomart

Sandon James: 6pm: Free

Kings Arms

Nero Zero (Canada) w/ guests Devil Skin: 8pm

K Rd

First Thursdays: 6pm

St Kevins Arcade First Thursdays: 6pm

The Pony Club

Champagne Showers: 10pm: Free

Tyler St Garage Root Down w/ Frank Booker: 6pm: Free

Shooters Saloon

Open Mic Night: 8pm: Free

Snapdragon

DJ Sweet Mix Kids: 7:30pm: Free

Racket Bar

FAME w/Karn Hall & Sambro: 6pm: $5

Basalt

Jason Smith: 9pm To BE Continued... (Vector Arena Afterparty): 10pm: Free

Blockhouse Bay Beach Reserve

The Deck - SKYCITY

DJ Thane Kirby & Guitarist Joe Bax, DJ Leza Lee: 8pm: free

The Elephant Wrestler Pat 4 President: 9pm

The Flying Moa

DJ Jason Eli & Percussionist John Ellis, DJ Linley Latu: free

Lee Gray Duo: 9pm

twentyone

DJ Jarrod Phillips, Black Salt & DJ Karn Hall: free

Unitec

Unitec presents Lipton Ice Tea Sounds in the Sun: 1pm: $20

Ellerslie Racecourse TV3 Carnival ft. Kimbra at the TV3 Derby Day: 11am

The Merchant Bar & Kitchen

Puhoi Domain

Lee Gray: 9pm

Music in Parks 2012: Jazz at the Rotunda: 6pm

Smith Bar

the Nathan Club

Shadows Bar

TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre

The Wine Cellar

Lucha Lounge

Nocturnal Collections w/ Phobos Eros & guests: 10pm: $5 DJ Tony Tunes: 8pm: Free

SDNZ Auckland Regional Championships 2012 Prelims: 6pm: $25

Tyler St Garage

Freestyle w/ Alisha Lawrie Paul, Chris Cox & Jason Eli: 5pm: Free

Whammy Bar

Malevolence, Inside Arkham, Filthy Lucifer & Nullifier: 10:30pm: $10

Wine Cellar

Pink Candyfloss Cocaine Club Night w/ The Neo-Kalashnikovs, The Royal Fortune & Myth of Democracy: 9pm: Free

De Post

Brett Polley: 8:30pm

Florrie McGreals Franko: 9:30pm

GBS Bar

Dean Te Paa: 8:30pm

Khuja

Greg Wilson in NZ: 9pm

Pink Candyfloss Cocaine Night: The Neo-Kalashnikovs, The Royal Fortune & Myth of Democracy: 9pm: Free

twentyone

DJ Big Pun, Nu Soul & DJ Grant Marshall: 8pm: free

Vector Arena

Fatboy Slim (UK), Skrillex (US), Die Antwoord (SA) & Porter Robinson (US): 7:30pm

Sat 03 1885 Basement

Sandon James: 11pm: Free

1885 Britomart

Ben Wah & Jerm: 8pm: $10

Barrio

Trusted Friends: 9pm: free

Kings Arms

Florrie McGreals

Moreton’s

David Shanhun: 8pm

Snapdragon

Snapdragon’s first Birthday: 6pm

TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre SDNZ Auckland Regional Championships 2012 Prelims: 6pm: $25

Tyler St Garage

Master Jams w/ Frank Booker & Andy JV: 9pm: Free

Villa Maria Estate Winery

Classic Hits Winery Tour w/ Gin, Mutton Birds, Avalanche City: 5pm

Whammy Bar

Surf Friends, The Leers and Favela: 10pm: $10

2’s A Crowd: 8pm

De Post

Red Hummingbird

O’Week Syndicate Showcase ft. The Fritts, Fictional Response, Sould2u, The Nowhere Effect, Nueva Trio, Joshua Herbst, Nick Barratt, Alayna Powley & Alive Until the Sun Dies: 8pm

Black Salt

The ARC Ft Scratch 22, Legal Money Mike, Paydirt: 10pm: Free Son’s Of Melody & guests: 7:30pm: $10

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FOREST SPIRITS, SUREN UNKA, FAUXHOUND, FLY BY NIGHT & CHEWIE LEWIS: 9pm: $10

Pat 4 President: 9pm:

Matt & The James: 8:30pm: Free

Music in Parks 2012: Summer Sounds: 6pm: Free

Cian & Insomniac: 6pm: Free General Lee & Whistlejacket: 7pm: free

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NERO ZERO w/ Guests Devilskin: 8:30pm: $20

Creative Jazz Club: Chris Mason Battley Group: 8pm: $10 ( The Nark/TNC ft North Shore Pony Club ft. Randy Diamond: 10pm: free

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The Kings Arms

Mitch French: 8:30pm David Shanhun: 9:30pm

Kings Arms

Sherpa Album Release w/ Princess Chelsea & Guests: 8pm

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auckland gig guide Sun 04 Auckland Domain Band Rotunda Music in Parks 2012: Jazz at the Rotunda: 2pm

Auckland Domain Wintergardens Music in Parks 2012: The Culture Garden: 6pm

Cornwall Park

Cornwall Park Summer Music Concert Series: 1pm

Goode Brothers Francis Jakeman: 3pm

Kings Arms

Mason Clinic, Bloody Souls, X Ray Fiends, Evil Twins, Beach Pigs, Hollow Chambers & Hollywood Fun: 3pm

Hamilton gig guide The Deck - SKYCITY

DJ Murray Sweetpants & Saxophonist Lewis McCallum free

The Dominion Blend: 4pm

Fri 02 Altitude bar

NERO ZERO w/ CTO & Day3: 8:30pm: $20

Cock & Bull

Mon 05 Kings Arms

Music Quiz: 7:15pm

Jeremy Pickford: 7pm: Free

Seddon Park

Plunket Shield Domestic Cricket: Knights vs Volts: 10:30am

Static

Tue 06 Empire Tavern

Empire million Dollar Trivia: 6:30pm: Free

Kings Arms

Plunket Shield Domestic Cricket: Knights vs Volts: 10:30am

Sun 04 Clarence St Theatre Jimmy Hopper One Heart’s Journey Tour: 7:30pm

Matamata Aerodrome Airshow and Carnival: 10am

Sherpa Album Launch w/ Sleepy Age, The Good Fun + The Changing Same: 9pm

Seddon Park

Vilagrad Vineyard & Winery

Waikato Museum

Classic Hits Winery Tour : Gin, Mutton Birds, Avalanche City: 5pm

Urge Overkill (US): 8pm: $65

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE OUTER BASE: 3pm: Free

Sat 03

Merchant Bar & Restaurant

Cock & Bull

Hayden Booth: 7pm: Free

Franko & James: 3pm

Seddon Park

Plunket Shield Domestic Cricket: Knights vs Volts: 10:30am Children’s Day: Monster Madness at the Museum: 10:30am

Mon 05 Seddon Park

Plunket Shield Domestic Cricket: Knights vs Volts: 10:30am

Flow

3rd Bass: 9pm: $15

Christchurch gig guide Wed 29 CPIT

Fuse 2012 - Comedy Night: 8pm: $10/$25/$50

Hoyts Northlands Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

Thu 01 Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts Jimmy Hopper - One Heart’s Journey : 7:30pm

CPIT

Fuse 2012 - New Music & World: 7:30pm: $10/$25/$50

darkroom

Quarry Bar & Bistro Karaoke w/ Mickey Rat: 7:30pm: Free

Salsa Latina Dance Studio

Salsa On Thursdays: 8:30pm: Free

Fri 02 Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts Jimmy Hopper - One Heart’s Journey : 7:30pm

Becks Southern Alehouse D’sendantz: 9pm

CPIT

Fuse 2012 - Rock Wrap Up: 9:30pm: $10/$25/$50

Shenandoah Davis & Valdera: 9pm: Free

Dux Live

Dux Live

Fox and Ferret

Taos Live: 8pm: $5

Free Theatre @ The Tannery

Hereafter: 8pm: $18/$30

Hoyts Northlands Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

Pierside Cafe and Bar Karaoke w/ DJ Chick: 8pm: Free

Shotgun Alley: 8pm Ctrl-Alt-Rock: 9:30pm

Free Theatre @ The Tannery

Hereafter: 8pm: $18/$30

Hoyts Northlands Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

The Monday Room Deep House w/ DJ Mike T: 9pm: Free

Sun 04 Dux Live

Sunday Sounds: 4pm: Free

Sat 03 Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts Jimmy Hopper - One Heart’s Journey: 7:30pm

Becks Southern Alehouse Division St: 9pm

Dux Live

Del Girl: 2:30pm: Free

Dux Live

Lupus Luna: 8pm: Free

Free Theatre @ The Tannery

Hereafter: 8pm: $18/$30

Fuel Bar and Grill Blacklight Party ft. Smashproof: 9pm: $20

Hoyts Northlands Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

Hoyts Northlands Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

Riccarton House & Bush Electric Wire Hustle & Little Bushman: 2pm

Mon 05 Hoyts Northlands Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

Tue 06 Becks Southern Alehouse Quiz Night: 7pm

Dux Live

Secret Show: 6:30pm: Free

Hoyts Northlands Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

Pierside Cafe and Bar Cash Poker Nights: 7pm

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Otago gig guide Wed 29

Fri 02

Fortune Theatre (Dunedin)

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

The Motor Camp: 7:30pm

Subculture (Queenstown)

Dread Bass Wednesdays Ping Pong Comp: 9pm: $5

Hotel Taieri (Dunedin) Moneys 2 tight 2 Mention Comedy Tour: 8pm

Transforming Dunedin: Symposium Opening Event: 6pm: Free

Fortune Theatre (Dunedin)

The Motor Camp: 7:30pm

Traquair Station (Dunedin) The Bitches' Box & Mel Parsons: 7:30pm

Thu 01

Heff’s Hotel (Dunedin) The Heff’s Factor Ultimate Karaoke Competition: 8:30pm: Free

Refuel (Dunedin) Popstrangers: 9pm: $10

Regent Theatre (Dunedin)

Debajo (Queenstown)

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Fortune Theatre (Dunedin)

Fortune Theatre (Dunedin)

The Motor Camp: 7:30pm

Carey's Bay Hotel (Dunedin)

Jo Little & Jared Smith: 8pm

Fortune Theatre (Dunedin)

The Motor Camp: 7:30pm

Regent Theatre (Dunedin)

Ryan Adams w/ Jason Isbell: 7pm

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

10 Bar (Dunedin)

Transforming Dunedin: Symposium Opening Event: 10am: Free

The Motor Camp: 7:30pm

Sun 04 Film Maker Roger Horrocks Discusses the Work of Len Lye: 3pm: Free

Greg Wilson: 10pm: $10

Fortune Theatre (Dunedin)

That’s Country: 7:30pm

Sat 03

DJ Nick C: 10pm: Free

Tue 06

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The Winehouse (Gibbston)

Hollie Smith: Summer Playground Series: 3pm

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tours & events

Upcoming tours & events The Black Dahlia Murder

Florence + The Machine

Boris (JP)

Fu Manchu

Thu 08 Mar Bodega, Wellington

Tue 27 Mar Bodega, Wellington Wed 28 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland

Classic Hits Winery Tour 2012

Fri 02 Mar Vilagrad Winery, Hamilton Sat 03 Mar Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

The 5.6.7.8’s (JP)

Fri 27 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 28 Apr Bodega, Wellington

Adam Page: Chairman of the Beard

Thu 01 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Fri 02 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Sat 03 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Tue 06 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Wed 07 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Thu 08 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Fri 09 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Sat 10 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington

Alabama 3

Thu 22 Mar Powerstation, Auckland

Alizarin Lizard

Wed 29 Feb Salut, Whangarei Thu 01 Mar Speakeasy Bar, Thames Wed 07 Mar The Grange Bar, Hahei Thu 08 Mar Static, Hamilton Fri 09 Mar The Yot Club, Raglan Sat 10 Mar Space Monster, Wanganui Thu 15 Mar Dux Live, Christchurch Fri 16 Mar Refuel Bar, Dunedin Sat 17 Mar Louie’s bar, Invercargill Sun 18 Mar The Long Room, Riverton Thu 22 Mar The Blue Duck, Milford Sound Fri 23 Mar Dux de Lux, Queenstown Sat 24 Mar Mint Bar, Queenstown Sat 31 Mar Feastock 2012, Dunedin

An Emerald City

Sat 03 Mar Cabana, Napier Fri 09 Mar Dux Live, Christchurch Sat 10 Mar Sammy’s, Dunedin

August Burns Red & Blessthefall

The Cranberries (IR) Thu 15 Mar The Trusts Stadium, Auckland

Crosby, Stills & Nash (US) Sat 24 Mar The Trusts Stadium, Auckland

Dead Meadow (US) & Pink Mountaintops (US) Wed 28 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington Thu 29 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland

Die Antwoord (SA)

Fri 02 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Dirty Three (US)

Justin Townes Earle (US) Thu 19 Apr Dux de Lux, Christchurch Fri 20 Apr Bar Bodega, Wellington Sat 21 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Sun 22 Apr Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Auckland

Nero Zero

Nice Verdes

Fatboy Slim (UK)

Thu 10 May Powerstation, Auckland

Tue 03 Apr The Globe Theatre, Palmerston North Wed 04 Apr The Opera House, Wellington Fri 06 Apr National Jazz Festival, Tauranga

Labretta Suede and the Motel Six

Thu 01 Mar TBC, Napier Fri 02 Mar Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sat 03 Mar The Waihi Beach Club, Waihi

Wed 29 Feb Bergman Theatre at The Paramount, Wellington

Wed 29 Feb The Kings Arms, Auckland

Sun 04 Mar Newtown Streets, Wellington

Kurt Elling

Flights of Fancy

The Mutton Birds

Newtown Festival

Kaiser Chiefs

Thu 08 Mar TelstraClear Festival Club, Wellington

Thu 01 Mar Space Monster, Wanganui Sat 03 Mar Cabana, Napier Fri 09 Mar Dux Live, Christchurch Sat 10 Mar Sammy’s, Dunedin

Thu 01 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 02 Mar Altitude, Hamilton Fri 09 Mar Bar Medusa, Wellington Sat 10 Mar Secret Level, Lower Hutt Fri 16 Mar Dux Live, Christchurch Fri 30 Mar The Royal, Palmerston North

The Exploited (SC)

First Aid Kit (SW)

Mountaineater

Sat 24 Mar Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Sun 25 Mar Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Fri 16 March Bodega, Wellington Sat 17 March Powerstation, Auckland

Thu 01 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Thu 01 Mar The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & Steve Luthaker (US)

EILEN JEWELL

Fri 02 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Mason Clinic

Fri 17 Mar Britomart Country Club, Auckland

Fri 02 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Sun 29 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland

Lucinda Williams

Tue 10 Apr Auckland Town Hall, Auckland Wed 11 Apr St James Theatre, Wellington

Jameson Global Party

Electric Wire Hustle & Little Bushman

Badd Energy

Mon 28 May Town Hall, Auckland

Wed 11 Apr Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton Thu 12 Apr Dux Live, Christchurch Fri 13 Apr The Opera House, Wellington Sat 14 Apr SKYCITY Theatre, Auckland

Wed 28 Mar Powerstation, Auckland Thu 29 Mat Powerstation, Auckland

Tue 13 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Wed 14 Mar Bodega, Wellington

Bell Biv Devoe

Henry Rollins (US)

Elbow (UK)

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti (US)

Fri 02 Mar Old Library, Whangarei Sat 03 Mar Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai

Fri 27 Apr San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 28 Apr Studio, Auckland

Wed 14 Mar Powerstation, Auckland

Sat 14 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Sun 15 Apr San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Batucada Sound Machine

Mon 28 May Vector Arena, Auckland

Wed 11 Apr Havana Bar, Wellington Thu 12 Apr Interislander Ferry Picton - Wellington

NZ Beer Festival

Sat 31 Mar The Cloud, Auckland

NZ Fashion Festival Fri 24 Feb - Sun 04 Mar Shed 10, Auckland

P.O.D. (US) W/ Rapture Ruckus

Tue 10 Apr Town Hall, Wellington Wed 11 Apr Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Lady Gaga’s The Born This Way Ball Thu 07 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland Fri 08 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 10 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland

Lamb Of God (US)

Wed 07 Mar Studio, Auckland

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Upcoming tours & events Peter Hook

Wed 18 Apr Bodega, Wellington Thu 19 Apr Bodega, Wellington Fri 20 Apr Studio, Auckland

Porter Robinson (US)

Fri 02 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Real Estate (US)

Thu 15 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 16 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 17 Mar Refuel, Dunedin

Roky Erickson (US)

Wed 07 Mar Powerstation, Auckland

Ryan Adams (US)

Tue 06 Mar Regent Theatre, Dunedin Thu 08 Mar Civic Theatre, Auckland

Fri 02 Mar Static, Hamilton Sat 03 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 17 Mar Mighty Mighty, Wellington Fri 30 Mar Dux Live, Christchurch

Shenandoah Davis (US)

Sat 03 Mar Happy, Wellington Mon 05 Mar The ARC Theatre, Whanganui Wed 07 Mar The Cabana, Napier Fri 09 Mar The Wine Cellar, Auckland Wed 29 Feb The Hunter Lounge, Wellington Thu 01 Mar Powerstation, Auckland Fri 02 Mar The Colombo, Christchurch

TAOS Soulfire Sessions

Shotgun Alley

Fri 02 Mar The Dux, Christchurch

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

Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front

These Four Walls & Decortica

Shihad

Thu 05 Apr Altitude, Hamilton Fri 06 Apr Brewers Field, Tauranga Sat 07 Apr Coroglen Tavern, Coroglen

Thu 29 Mar The YOT Club, Raglan Fri 30 Mar Flow Bar, Hamilton

Taylor Swift (US)

Fri 02 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Fri 16 Mar The Royal Hotel, Palmerston North Sat 17 Mar Bar Medusa, Wellington Fri 23 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 24 Mar Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

The Sonics

Trailer Park Boys (CA)

Wed 02 May The Kings Arms, Auckland

Sherpa

Roots Manuva (UK)

Sun 08 Apr Powerstation, Auckland Wed 11 Apr Railway Hotel, Greymouth Thu 12 Apr Victory Room At The Trafalgar Centre, Nelson Fri 13 Apr The Bedofrd, Christchurch Sat 14 Apr Station Village, Upper Hutt

Skrillex (US)

Wed 18 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland

Soundscape 2012

Sat 10 Mar Alexandra St, Hamilton

St Vincent (US)

Fri 23 Mar Town Hall, Auckland Sat 24 Mar The Opera House, Wellington

Urge Overkill (US)

Tue 06 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland

Sun 18 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Mon 19 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Wavves

Steve Earle (US)

WOMAD

Wed 11 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Thu 12 Apr Bodega, Wellington

Thu 03 May The Kings Arms, Auckland

Fri 16 Mar - Sun 18 Mar TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth

YES (US)

Sun 01 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland


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This software aims to liberate computer-based musicians from conventional input devices and allow the user to turn surfaces of various sizes, orientations and materials into expressive instruments. Intro pricing begins at US$59. pulsecontroller.com

Tankbot The Tankbot is a maze master, searching for obstacles and navigating around them with ease. Prefer to be in control of your tank? Attach the universal remote to your smartphone and use the free Desk Pets app to drive your TankBot all over the place.

The Darkness II

The Darkness II takes players down a brutal and personal path as Jackie Estacado, wielder of The Darkness. The game is layered with the use of dark versus light, and engulfed in stylistic violence that is visualised through a hand-painted graphic noir technique that stays true to its comic book origins. This game is rated R18.

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GAMING Resident Evil: Revelations Nintendo 3DS Game Review

It’s safe to say that no gaming quiver is complete without at least a handful of Resident Evil releases. Arguably one of the original catalysts for the ridiculous popularity of the zombie-slaying genre of today, the franchise is proving to be about as hard to kill as its own bio organic weapons (those dirty mutated beasts that make you piss your pants and scream when the music changes). About 20 games (depending on whether or not you count all the spin-offs), four blockbuster films with Jovovich eye-candy and a

handful of novels later, we’ve got Resident Evil: Revelations, bringing the storyline full circle. Reprising their roles as the original protagonists, you control Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as their parallel storylines eventually give way to the sinister plot — complete with those sneaky conglomerates and two-faced organisations that we all love to hate. I won’t give anything specific away, but the cinematic twists are surprising, the suspense is gripping and the storyline actually manages to hold water.

Revelations makes heavy use of the Genesis Scanner, which is a handy little device that alerts you to hidden bits of ammo, healing items, and even the occasional easter egg. You could see it as a gimmick to lengthen gameplay, but for game completionists it adds a whole new level of depth to the environment, which has the option of being viewed in 3D. The Street Pass function also allows for players to send and receive supplies from other consoles it detects in the area, encouraging some level of community play. This new title utilises Nintendo’s new add-on, the Circle Pad Pro. Essentially an extra analog stick and chunky chassis, the peripheral expansion does make the control handling a lot better. Before you start moaning over having to save for another accessory, the Circle Pad Pro’s

functionality and resulting ease of movement certainly justifies its price (which is only about $35 anyway). However, without the Circle Pad the controls are rather unwieldy and provide some level of difficulty to operate. Cut-scene speech doesn’t sync with mouth movement, and for many of us that’s a nasty pet peeve. For some others, the fake foreign accents sported by the weak supporting characters will likely lead to the mashing of the skip button, missing out on otherwise impressive cinematics. Overall, this release is as strong as any other in the main canon, and rekindles the spine-chilling elements that the original releases were famous for. Play it with headphones and the lights turned off. I dare you. Resident Evil: Revelations is out now and available at all major gaming stockists.


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Bearing the musical classification of noise pop, Sleigh Bells essentially inhabit a genre that should be paradoxical in nature. In theory, combining electronic samples with heavily distorted guitar riffs should, well… suck. But Sleigh Bells are an entirely different beast – not only have they made the formula work, they’ve hit one hell of a home run. Sleigh Bells have successfully manoeuvred through the sketchy waters of genre splicing, making percussive demisemiquaver runs feel right at home in pop tracks like ‘Born to Lose’ and ‘Demons.’ Additionally, they’ve managed to

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This seventh album from Air is inspired by a silent film released over 100 years ago. A Trip to the Moon is a cinematic classic, and the French duo’s original brief was to make music for the 16-minute flick, which they’ve fleshed out to a fulllength album. There’s nothing here to threaten the status of ‘Sexy Boy’ or ‘Kelly Watched The Stars’ (from the eradefining Moon Safari), but this is an enjoyable retro-themed romp all the same. There’s a distinct Space Odyssey vibe to ‘Decollage’, a great rolling drum pattern over one-note bass in ‘Seven Stars’, and sci-fi synths abound in ‘Parade’, while the timpani-heavy ‘Cosmic Trip’ is, indeed, a cosmic trip. As for the robotic Wurlitzers in ‘Sonic Armada’, well hey – we have liftoff. Comparisons could be made to the revolutionary Forbidden Planet score, which saw the use of weird tonalities and the invention of tape loops. Things have come a long way since, but Air have successfully looked back to move forwards.

From the German scene to South London Dubstep to France’s Martin Solvieg, the Europeans dominate the electronic music field. Smash from Martin Solvieg further cements this sentiment. Bursting open with the album’s first single ‘Hello’, it rewires your brain with a beat that commands the bass and volume are at their max and you spend the entirety of the song off your feet and in the air. ‘Ready 2 Go’ has a very typically European electro opening, with great vocals that are underpinned by a pounding beat. From track three onwards, the album relentlessly drives the electro house vibe through the night, wrapping up perfectly with ‘Let’s Not Play Games’. From track one through to the closer, Smash is brilliant.

“I’m indestructible,” proclaims Ninja on the opening track of Die Antwoord’s sophomore album Ten$ion, and it’s hard to argue with him. I mean, how many bands get their start on MySpace, sign to one of the biggest record labels in the world and then leave only one record later, in order to release their music on their own newly founded label? But that’s Die Antwoord in a nutshell; they’re far closer to the aesthetics of the punks then the slick overproduced gangster rappers that have bloated the airwaves over the past decade. On Ten$ion they refine their cartoonish, aggressive, sexually charged musical energies into a catchy-as-hell slice of Zef culture. The forthcoming single ‘I Fink U Freeky’ has a simple infectious chorus, and ‘Never Le Nkemise 2’ should keep fans of dubstep satisfied. If Ten$ion proves anything, it’s that there is still a fair bit of millage to get out of this quirky brand of rap-rave.

Scotland’s got a sweetheart and she goes by the name of Emeli Sandé. Europe has gone giddy with puppy love, with the UK awarding Sandé with the Brit Critic’s Choice award for 2012. Having written for Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis, Sandé is making a big splash in the pool of popular music at the moment. Songs ‘Heaven’ and ‘Breaking the Law’ are standouts, exhibiting Emeli’s predominantly r’n’b tendencies, heroine aptitude and flawless feminine falsetto. Dance and electronic beats meshed together with Emeli’s soul-sister vocal arrangements proves this diva-de-force is hot on the heels of lady pop favourites Rhiannon and Estelle. Current, trendy and with high production values, we’re sure to see more of this diva on the scene, most likely on the charts and somewhere near the Top 10.

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make the refrain from ‘Road to Hell’ (lyrics being the same as the title) somewhat lullaby-esque, deserving noteworthy mention. They’re definitely paving the path through reasonably new territory, and doing a stellar job of it. While the musical content still isn’t perfectly accessible to the general listening public, fans of alternative tunes and non-mainstream aural offerings will definitely find something to enjoy within this release.

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Refreshingly neither a satire nor overblown political conspiracy tale, The Ides of March may not be an Aaron Sorkin-esque look inside the American political system but makes the most of its narrow focus and relatively straightforward narrative. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the film’s competing Democratic

campaigns are populated by a cast including the likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti and George Clooney either, but it’s Ryan Gosling’s lead performance that makes the film tick. Gosling’s charisma and intensity prove a perfect match for the position of deputy campaign manager,

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Let me say, right off the bat (baseball pun quota filled): your enjoyment of Moneyball will be largely dependent on your interest of the subject matter. This is not to say you need to be a fan of baseball or economics, but you need to be drawn to the idea of two men’s determination to go against the conventions of a financially unbalanced system. Luckily, I was. It’s a screenwriter’s film, relying mostly on its dialogue and performances to pull you through its lengthy running time. Fortunately, both of these elements are stellar. The script changed hands at one point, resulting in a diet-Sorkin feel that’s pretty noticeable, but far from distracting. The cast compliment the writing, with

and the consequences of all types of decisions that are made in a high stakes environment. The film’s conclusions are hardly shocking and it doesn’t make any revelations that surprise but, like Clooney’s straightforward and unflashy directorial style, The Ides of March proves to be an effective drama.

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and the contrast between his physical appearance and political motivation sees him perfectly cast as someone on the cusp of losing their innocence and joining the ranks of Machiavellian cynics. In Gosling’s performance you see echoes of his previous roles, but unlike Drive or Half Nelson where he arrives on screen a broken version of his character, The Ides of March is more about the damage that takes him there. With The Ides of March taking place within a relatively short time frame, the film doesn’t try to critique the American political system. Instead it is focused on the human element, examining the motivations of its characters

Pitt and Hill nailing every golden line they were handed (and there are plenty of them). Despite the all-round topnotch performances, I’m still left baffled as to what Jonah Hill did to warrant an Oscar nod. He does just fine as a young hopeful who goes from slightly confused economics graduate to a slightly confident analyst. However, his role is hardly a stretch for him. Moneyball’s stats-heavy story is told so well that you’re never left feeling like an idiot drowning in jargon. Perhaps its greatest achievement is making an MLB ignoramus like me fascinated in fantasy baseball. That’s got to count for something. WRITTEN BY LIAM MAGUREN, FLICKS.CO.NZ

Based on a ‘factional’ (i.e. untrue) account by Ralph Fiennes’ ex-SAS (true) cousin, and featuring an astonishingly inappropriate cast, Killer Elite is a perplexing proposition. Gritty and clichéd, fast-paced and downbeat, it’s like every Jason Statham film ever made and none of them all at once. As usual, The Stath plays a principled hit man dragged out of retirement for One Last Job™. Not-so-usually this involves murdering former UK soldiers in cold blood for crimes they committed in Oman. This means the film flits disorientatingly from the Middle East to rural England, behind-the-scenes army intrigue to brutal assassinations, with a moral murk to match.

Unfortunately it doesn’t explain why realistic action sequences such as The Stath and rival Clive Owen’s thrilling hospital smack down are interspersed with risible movieish dialogue such as “Killing’s easy, it’s living with it that’s the hardest part,” and “It wasn’t personal, just business.” The supporting cast are equally confused. De Niro’s very good as The Stath’s mentor but his career choices are increasingly beginning to feel like he lost a bet after Goodfellas, and Animal Kingdom’s excellent Ben Mendelsohn is in possession of just two lines (one of them simply a swearword) and a terrible Irish (we think) accent. WRITTEN BY MATT GLASBY, FLICKS.CO.NZ


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Sherpa

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DJFresh

2. Moves

Kittentank

3. Bones

Tahuna Breaks

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Cat Venom

4. Concrete

Nero

4. On My Mind (Rustie Remix)

The Mothers of Darkness

5. Natasha

Joker

5. Summit (Original Mix)

Autumn Splendour

6. Kiss On Her Left Cheek

Skrillex/Ellie Goulding

6. Get Out My Head

Drop Dead Redhead

7. This is Not an Exit

Redlight

7. No One

The Transistors

8. I Fink U Freeky

Maverick Sabre

8. Anticipate

Die Antwoord

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Skream

9. Paddling Out

Grass Cannons

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10. MBR NZ Opera: Hohepa

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