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Announcements Mum gets Rek’d

Auckland bar Cassette has announced the rest of its Music Month treats following last week’s opening show as part of the REKKIT + MUM club nights. Friday 11 May will see Coco Solid, Spring Break and Wild Beasts play with special guest DJ spots; Friday 18 May features Disasteradio, Jon Lemmon, Forest Spirits, Bewm Babiez and Rekkit DJs; and the Music Month extravaganza will wind up with the last show on Friday 24 May with So So Modern, Yolanda and H D S P N S playing with DJs Lotion and Weapons on the decks.

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The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra will be winding up Music Month with a concert uniting orchestral and hip-hop. The Remix the Orchestra: Full Orchestra Meets Hip-Hop concert will be held at the Auckland Town Hall on Thursday 31 May and features Tyree, Frisko and Ermehn with DJ CXL on the decks with the reins being held by conductor, composer and music educator Kenneth Young. Tickets are available now for $20-$30 through BuyTickets.

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The phoenix raised from the ashes of The Mint Chicks that is Opossom will soon be treating Auckland and Wellington audiences to shows. Kody Nielson, Bic Runga and Michael Logie are set to celebrate the release of Opossom’s Electric Hawaii, out through Dark Summer Records on Friday 01 June. The trio will play three consecutive shows at Auckland’s Lucha Lounge on Thursday 31 May, Friday 01 June and Saturday 02 June before heading to Wellington to play at the San Fran Bath House on Friday 08 June. Further national shows are still to be announced, but in the meantime tickets are available for $20 plus booking fee through Under The Radar.

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The Holy Ghost Returns

Dennis Coles AKA Tony Starks AKA Starky Love AKA Pretty Toney AKA Ghostdeini AKA Ironman AKA Ghostface Killah has announced upcoming shows in New Zealand this June. One of the bigger names to ever come out of clan Wu-Tang, Ghostface is more than just a pseudonym pun machine concerning a certain comic book hero – the founding member of Wu-Tang has appeared on around 20 albums either as a solo artist or with the wider Def Jam or Wu-Tang Clan artists. It’s not the rapper’s first time here, having wowed local crowds most recently at Auckland’s Powerstation in 2009 and signing certain parts of the human body that aren’t usually covered in ink. Ghostface will play at Auckland’s Powerstation on Thursday 07 June… MORE DATES TO COME. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.

Entries are now open for this year’s Show Me Shorts festival, the annual short film competition that takes the serious seriously and the jokers appropriately. Show Me Shorts is an IMDb qualifying festival, granting all eligible film submissions a fast-tracked title page in IMDb.com. So you’ll be totally famous as long as you haven’t given up on your masterpiece. Films have to be over two and less than 20 minutes, and the regular deadline is Friday 01 June. There are a few more stipulations that competition goers will need to check out at showmeshorts.co.nz.

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The 95bFM Fancy New Band Showcase has been announced to take place at The Kings Arms in Auckland on Friday 25 May. Acts on the bill are Loui The Zu, Autumn Splendour, Spring Break and The Raw Nerves from Auckland, Tom Lark from Christchurch, Two Cartoons from Dunedin and The Boxcar Rattle from Wellington. The free show (thanks to theaudiece.co.nz and 95bFM) will kick off early with the first band on at 7:45pm, plus if you’ve got a bCard it’s prizes galore.

Movie & Music Month

Officially, May is NZ Music Month. Unofficially it’s also the unofficial Kiwi Movie Month. Fitting in with the recent releases of The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, Good For Nothing and the upcoming Shihad: Beautiful Machine, another classic Kiwi gem is returning with Goodbye Pork Pie being re-released at selected cinemas on Thursday 24 May. More info can be found at the unofficial Twitter @KiwiMovieMonth or on Facebook under EventCinemasNZ.

31/05 Making the Black list

Blacklistt (including four of the five members of Blindspot) have announced a nationwide tour kicking off at the end of May and running throughout June. The band will play on Friday 31 May at Refuel in Dunedin; Saturday 01 June at Saints ‘n’ Sinners in Invercargill; Sunday 02 June at The Bedford in Christchurch; Friday 08 June at Brewers Bar in Mt Maunganui; Saturday 09 June at The Brownzy in Browns Bay; Friday 15 June at The Mayfair in New Plymouth; Saturday 16 June at the San Fran Bath House in Wellington; Friday 22 June at Altitude Bar in Hamilton; and will finish up in Auckland on Saturday 23 June at the Powerstation.

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PLAYING In Brief... FAVourites James Keating ‘GSOH’

this year’s Camp was held. Organisers have said that while the date is “still ages away… I’ve had a few people contact me for dates so they can plan their summers around it, book international flights, etc”. Tickets will be on sale from alowhum.com from Sunday 01 July, and any bands interested in playing at next year’s Camp should check out alowhum.com/ band-submission.

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The Fix reported last week that Courtney Love hasn’t controlled Kurt Cobain’s image since 2010.It turns out that the heir to the Cobain throne has been sitting on it quietly for some time. Frances Bean Cobain is in fact in charge of the Nirvana singer’s likeness, name, and appearance ever since the Hole singer (famous for her outrage and outrageousness) took a loan from her 19-year-old daughter’s trust fund. Love stepped down as acting manager of Kurt’s publicity-inducing legacy machine End of Music LLC, and it was also reported that Love has no control over neither Cobain’s nor Nirvana’s music. Word is Love can regain control of the publicity rights once she repays her daughter the loan she acquired from her trust fund.

Favourite drink? Instant water.

Last week the New York Times published a lengthy piece on OFWGKTA prodigy Earl Sweatshirt and his story since the explosion of Odd Future. It features an in-depth talk with both Thebe Kgositsile (AKA Earl Sweatshirt) and his mother Cheryl Harris, and the decision Harris made to send her son away to “wilderness” and “therapeutic retreat for at-risk boys”. As well as being a revealing read with insight into the inner workings of how parents deal with the hype and fame of the somewhat underage OF crew, Earl talks about his upcoming plans with OFWGKTA, Sony and of course, OF frontman Tyler, The Creator.

Favourite restaurant/café? Good One in Ponsonby. At the brew bar you can sample different beans and blends prepared in beakers and flasks by a mad scientist named Elliot. Or at the other counter you can just get a flat white and a K Bar. Favourite classic film? Strangers on a Train. Contains a genius plan for a murder. Favourite childhood memory? A mother of a school lunch I bought one day consisting of a meat pie, apricot pie, yoghurt and a marmiteand-chip roll all for just $2! Before the days of Playstation and childhood obesity (and Marmite shortages). Favourite vice? Twitter. Twitter represents the very fine line between wasting time and wasting too much time. Favourite meal? Lasagne. Layers of meaty cheesy goodness. Favourite cause? The Corrs. Favourite label to put on your relationship? Brand new, excellent condition.

The Simpsons finds itself with a bit more indie cred as two of the world’s biggest alt acts make a musical appearance on the show. It’s no surprise that Matt Groening has managed to wrangle Animal Collective and Hot Chip songs for his baby — the Simpsons creator curated All Tomorrow’s Parties back in 2010 in which Panda Bear made an appearance after all. The latest episode of The Simpsons to air in the US featured Hot Chips ‘Boy From School’ and Animal Collective’s ‘Winter’s Love’. Both of the clips are on our website at grooveguide.co.nz, and it has to be said that the Animal Collective spot truly is one of the more touching scenes we’ve seen from The Simpsons lately.

It seems as though going solo was the best thing Jack White could’ve done for his music. The former White Stripes singer/guitarist/all around musical icon and legend has nabbed the number one spot on the US Billboard charts with his new solo album Blunderbuss, which is the first time in his 15-year career he has taken the spot. Dead Weather and Raconteurs records have previously made it into the top 10 but have never reached the top. No doubt his Gary Oldman directed live stream on YouTube a few weeks ago helped him out.

The dates for Camp A Low Hum 2013 have been announced to take place on Friday 08 February to Sunday 10 February at 203 Coast Road in the Wainuiomata camp grounds where

Big news, everybody – this guy won the innernet. Believe it or not, this image of Iron Man is from a video fliming a fully functional Iron Man cosplay suit. Iron King Dude. See the video at grooveguide.co.nz/geeks-and-gadgets.

Favourite album? I Have a Pony by comedian Steven Wright. I first heard it 20 years ago and he is probably still my greatest comedic influence. Favourite body part on you? Any of my wife’s. Favourite body part on someone else? Ask my wife. Favourite candy bar? Purple K Bar. SEE HIM LIVE: JAMES KEATING IN GSOH TUE 08 MAY – SAT 12 MAY VAULT AT Q COMEDYFESTIVAL.CO.NZ

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Releases This Week Music: Strange Clouds by B.o.B; Barchords by Bahamas; Blown Away by Carrie Underwood; Fortune by Chris Brown; Dr Dee by Damon Albarn; Bloodstreams by DZ Deathrays; Early Takes, Volume 1 by George Harrison; Home Brew’s self-titled; Souvenir: The Singles 2004-2012 by Kaiser Chiefs; MMXII by Killing Joke; Ill Manors by Plan B; Neck of the Woods by Silversun Pickups; Storm Corrosion’s self-titled; Rize of the Fenix by Tenacious D; Headlights by Til Death Do Us Party; various artists on Avengers Assemble: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture; various artists on 10 Years of...Dirty. DVD & Blu-ray: Adventure Time: It Came from the Nightosphere DVD; An Audience with Dame Edna Everage DVD; Being Human season three DVD & Blu-ray; Community season one DVD; CSI Miami season eight DVD; Doctor Who: The Nightmare of Eden DVD; Foster DVD & Blu-ray; Go Girls season four DVD; National Geographic: Mega Hunters DVD; National Geographic: The Hunt for Hitler DVD; Point Blank DVD; Sector 7 DVD; Sex Pistols: Live DVD; Shanghai DVD & Blu-ray; Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows DVD & Blu-ray; The Big C season two DVD; The Dame Edna Experience season two DVD; The Hunter DVD & Blu-ray; The Terror Experiment DVD & Blu-ray; War Horse DVD & Blu-ray. Anime: Fairy Tail season three DVD & Blu-ray; Kurokami complete collection DVD; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn volume three DVD; Nana complete collection; Puella Magi

Madoka Magica volume one DVD & Blu-ray; Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2 season two DVD & Blu-ray; The World God Only Knows season one DVD; Yamada’s First Time: B Gata H Kei DVD & Blu-ray. Cinema: Chinese Takeaway (directed by Sebastián Borensztein, starring Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana and Ignacio Huang); Coriolanus (directed by Ralph Fiennes, starring Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler and Jessica Chastain); Dark Shadows (directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer); Margin Call (directed by J. C. Chandor, starring Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci); The Kid with a Bike (directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, starring Cécile de France, Thomas Doret and Jérémie Renier).

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NZ Says F U GC The premiere of The GC aired last week on TV3 to mixed reactions. Audiences were so eager to voice their opinion about the show it turned into a worldwide – repeat, WORLDWIDE – trending topic on Twitter. Here’s a selection of some of our favourite tweets on The GC. - Steve Wrigley (@wrigglemania): Just catching up on last nights #GC on demand... I thought Kiwis leaving for Australia was called ‘The Brain Drain’... - Ido Drent (@idodrent): My ‘aunty’ made me sleep on the couch last night. Apparently she doesn’t like being called aunty. #GC - Ant Timpson (@Timpson): Love how many watched the #GC just to be outraged. Guess it’s like when I read SPY each week. - Ben Boyce (@WannaBenTV): Move over Joan River’s face... now there is something else I SO want to look away from but just can’t. - Marcus Lush (@marcuslush): Ok i am tapping out . . . Had enough ... #gc - Jono Hutchison (@jonohutchison): Someone ask John Key about #TheGC during a media conference tomorrow. DO IT OR YOU’RE NOT A REAL JOURNALIST - Daniel Rutledge (@DanielRutledge): “The emigration of large amounts of Kiwis to Australia raises the average IQ of both countries” - David Lange (I think). #TheGC - Wa Music (@Walovesmusic): Sorry, but I liked #TheGC!!! Lol - Ali Ikram (@AliIkram): Oh the number of times hot models have asked me into their bedrooms at parties to rate their G strings I cannot count them #theGC - Luke Chandler (@LukeChandler): Dear Australia, You can have the cast of #TheGC Regards New Zealand

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WEDNESDAY 09 Revolver

Old Fashioned Wednesdays

Downstage Theatre

Barrio

8.30pm, $35-40, downstage.co.nz

7.30pm, FREE

The award-winning Fuse Productions crew are putting on Revolver at the Downstage Theatre this week, kicking off Wednesday and running on through to Saturday 12 May. Described as “the romanticism of the travelling circus” and “the raw contemporary bloodlust of the streetwise modern world”.

One time at Old Fashioned Wednesdays there were no less than five board games circulating. My flatmate and I showed up a little too late and we interrupted people playing scrabble. The people playing scrabble had really fancy words like “sesquipedalian”. Other than that small piece of me feeling lots of shame, it was a really fun night.

The Helpful

Jo Little

Machete Justice

Dux Live

Momento Espresso

The Kings Arms 1pm, FREE

Midweek madness meets Music Month at the Dux Live in Christchurch as alt-rock newcomers The Helpful play with husband and wife two-piece The Response and Hope Street Intermission. Organisers promise that it will be krazy with a k and have also mentioned Hipster Giraffegrams, whatever that means.

Jo Little continues her lengthy trek across the country with Jared Smith as she celebrates the Till The Blue Skies Come tour. These two singersongwriters have been swooning and crooning their way around NZ, and now it’s Hamilton’s turn.

8pm

Machete Justice, In Dread Response, Dead Teach the Living and Be The Fallen all take to The Kings Arms in Auckland for a heavy night of midweek metal and all-round stereotypically appropriate song titles and band names.

Thursday 10 Dark Shadows

Coriolanus

General Release

Selected Cinemas

What’s the nicest way of saying that it seems like all Tim Burton wants to do is see his wife (Helena Bonham Carter) make out with Johnny Depp? always in the same movies, they’re always quirky and characterised and they’re always a bit of a letdown. Still, you always want to give Tim Burton the chance.

Actor Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut with Coriolanus, a new take on an old story. Adapting the William Shakespeare classic of the same name, Coriolanus has more guns, more shooting, more blood, more riots, more war metaphors, more current political motifs and more Gerard Butler.

Dub FX

Tom Lark

Thursday Night Live

Kaiser Chiefs

UCSA Events Centre

Mighty Mighty

1885 Britomart

Powerstation 9pm, FREE

Key

Melbourne street performer-cumstudio artist and all round dubhead Dub FX is joining up for a night of waups and baus with Flower Fairy, Organikismness, Soulware and Tweq all thanks to UCSA, Organik_Audio and New Bedlam Entertainment.

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Tom Lark finishes up his tour at Wellington’s Mighty Mighty as he celebrates the release of his self-titled EP. The Christchurch artist plays with No Aloha at this last gig before he heads back to his bedroom for more musty recordings.

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The ever-impressive series of Thursday Night Live down at 1885 Britomart continues, this week with Coast, Taye Williams and Velvet Sound Society on the bill. Complimentary wine on arrival and drink specials all night makes Jack a happy patron.

Making their way all the way from the UK, the Kaiser Chiefs have managed to sell out their first ever one and only show at the Powerstation in Auckland. The lads from Leeds will be supported by Auckland five-piece Young Lyre.

Best of the Fest

Urbantramper

San Fran Bath House

Dux Live

10pm, $20, Door Sales Only

Bringing together a comedy showcase of local and international comedians, this performance at the San Fran Bath House has a good chance of selling out as it’s done the past two years in a row. Get in quick.

9pm, FREE

Wellington music collective Home Alone Music is releasing Urbantramper’s full-length album Internet Freedom is Love, described as a manifesto of “ElectricUTOPIA” – a referential homage to the new poetics of wifi, email, and online chat.


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FRIDAY 11 Erupt Lake Taupo Festival

Street Chant

Multiple Venues, Taupo

Snake Pit Ticketek.co.nz

8.30pm, $10, Door Sales Only

The ERUPT Lake Taupo Festival kicks off on Thursday 10 May and runs for 11 days at multiple venues around Taupo including the Great Lake Centre Theatre, the Crater Room, the Cube Club, the Taupo Museum and Art Gallery and more. The largest cultural event staged in Central Plateau region, the ninth ERUPT Lake Taupo Festival offers everything from large scale outdoor events to intimate concerts and showcases New Zealand and international theatre, dance, music, cabaret, comedy, visual arts and an array of community and education activities. Tickets are available now and more information about the festival can be found at erupt.co.nz.

Street Chant, Sherpa, Golden Axe, Evil Twins and the ARC will all be down at the Snake Pit on High Street for a double video premiere and single release party. It’s almost a little mini festival at one of the better new venues to open up shop in Auckland’s CBD. $10 entry for all these great bands and drink specials at the bar.

Tommy Ill Dux Live

8pm, $10-15, undertheradar.co.nz

Tommy Ill continues his album release tour for his first EMI release New Hat And A Haircut and takes to Christchurch this Friday with help from fan favourites Bang Bang Eche and robot Hawaiian pop heads Spring Break before the gang heads up to Auckland for a show at The Kings Arms.

The Food Show

Cal Wilson

Westpac Stadium

The Basement Theatre 10am, $15-25, foodshow.co.nz

7pm, $22-26, comedyfestival.co.nz

Whether you’re single, in a committed relationship, live by yourself, flat with a bunch of people, still live at home or go dumpster diving, it pays to know things about food. Like what goes good with what, and how chicken is delicious but can literally poison the shit out of you. Go get learned and eat nibbles at The Food Show.

When I was 10 I went to see a Cal Wilson show. I was with my mother and someone I called my aunty, even though she wasn’t really my aunty. Cal Wilson made jokes about periods and boners and sex, and I felt weird laughing in front of mum and aunty Ann.

Saturday 12 Presence Issue 10 Launch

Barry Morgan

Ian McKellen

Red Zone Reunion

Te Kapanga Gallery

Q Theatre

Clarence St Theatre

Dux Live

7.30pm, $5-10, Door Sales Only

9pm, $26-30, patronbase.com

Sherpa plays the issue 10 release party for Presence at the Te Karanga Gallery on K Road this Saturday. Feast your eyes on the latest issue which includes interviews with Opossum, Zowie, Sherpa, Perfect Hair Forever, Guy Williams and more.

It’s the last night of Barry Morgan’s World of Organs – the travelling salesman with love of organs who wants to mesmerise you with his eerily devious moustachioed grin and the golden syrup sounds of his 1981 Hammond Aurora Classic.

Southern Thrash Assault

The Golden Awesome

Refuel

Mighty Mighty 9pm, $10, Door Sales Only

Christchurch heavies Dissolution are heading down to Dunedin to headline the inaugural Southern Thrash Assault with very special support from Twist of Fate and War Saw. Awakened Inferno are also on the bill as they celebrate their new EP Tear It A New One.

7.30pm, $25-50, ticketek.co.nz

The thespian extraordinaire who is both Magneto and Gandalf is doing the theatre rounds across the country. Go see the ultimate grandfather storytelling voice tell stories in Ian McKellen On Stage - With Shakespeare, Tolkien and You.

8pm, $20, undertheradar.co.nz

Cosmic visionary songwriter Jed Town performs a retrospective voyage through his three decade career with help from the Features, Chris Orange and Jesse White. It’s a Fetus Productions revivalist extravaganza, and it’s all go this Saturday.

Capital Punishment Bar Medusa 8pm

It’s the Wellington chapter of the album release party for The Golden Awesome as the quartet celebrate the release of Autumn through US label M’Lady’s Records. The shoegazers will be joined by Terror Of The Deep for this night of psychedlia.

The third incarnation of the 12-hour metal festival features performances from Australia’s Fear The Setting Sun and locals Human, In Dread Response, New Way Home, Machete Justice, Subtract, Molest The Episcopate, Shakahn, Elephant of The Ocean, Scaphist, Bulletbelt and Rising Force.

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Remembering Beastie Boy and original sunblock rapper Adam Yauch: August 5, 1964 to May 4, 2012.

It was 1998 when I got my first Beastie Boys album. I was just some middle of the road kid with a mandate of keeping Channel Z on the radio at all times, and an overwhelming urge to buy any and every Beavis and Butthead VHS I could find, despite my parents’ urge for me to learn and listen to whatever dumb bullshit was the topic of the day on Newstalk ZB. Hello Nasty had the kind of beats and the type of rap that was okay to play in front of the folks. Keeping in mind this was the era of MTV’s first stint in New Zealand and m2 playing late at night on the television and downloading a song would take you an entire night on Napster or Morpheus, purchasing, listening and appreciating an album was something slightly different as to what it is today. Albums were longer and you would listen to the entire thing front to back, not pick your favourite songs and throw them on your On The Go playlist. By and large, Hello Nasty was my favourite album for years. Sure, everyone around the age of 12 already knew who this trio of “sunblock rappers” were, and that they used to be a little more punk. Everyone my age knew ‘Fight For Your Right (To Party)’ and the odd snippet from Licensed To Ill, Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head or Ill Communication, but it was the 1998 release that brought the New York trio into a mainstream circle for audiences of all ages to appreciate. Critically acclaimed for good reason, Hello Nasty was followed by the Beastie Boys Anthology: Sounds Of Science best-of double CD, which truly is one of the must-have-iest of must-have albums ever. Sure, it’s just a collection of their best work, but drawing on 15-plus years of punk-gone-rap with appearances from some of the biggest names in hip hop along the way (Q-Tip, Biz Markie) and compiling said hits along with previously unreleased material and you’ve got yourself one of the most recognisable collections on anybody’s shelf. You could be a rock kid and name 10 Beastie Boys songs off the top of your head. You could be a raver and you’d still jump like a maniac whenever ‘Intergalactic’ came on. Who hasn’t dressed up in painting overalls, found some dish-washing gloves and DIY-ed a costume for that

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21st you didn’t prepare for earlier? Who hasn’t rumbled through their friends unorganised CDs in their glove box and happily stumbled across at least one B-Boys album? The group is iconic, plain and simple. Last year was a big one for The Mikes and Adam. The release of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two saw Fight For Your Right (Revisited) hit the innernets. True, actors need to work and get paid. We all know this. But with the appearances of (deep breath) Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jack Black, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Rashida Jones, Will Arnett, Adam Scott, Rainn Wilson, Ted Danson, Roman Coppola, Steve Buscemi, Amy Poehler, Alicia Silverstone, Laura Dern, Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst, Maya Rudolph, David Cross, Orlando Bloom, Martin Starr and still more, this was a homage to everything that the Beastie Boys had accomplished in their 25 years of notoriety. More self-referential than The Simpsons, the video reminded audiences past, present and future that the rappers and multi-instrumentalists are worth every bit of your time that you’re even thinking about giving them. I hadn’t heard until Saturday that Adam Yauch had died due to the cancer that he had been diagnosed with in 2009, and – no shit – my friend and I had just been talking about Hello Nasty not 10 minutes before. In that classic cliché way that you always do in memorandum, we hopped onto the computer and made a playlist. Everything from ‘Sabotage’ to ‘Get It Together’ to ‘Alive’ to ‘An Open Letter To NYC’ and everything in between set the tone of our weekend in homage to one of the most latently influential rappers no longer around. I imagine that nearly everyone has their own little story about their relationship with the Beastie Boys, and that’s exactly my point. Live the cliché and remember what it is that made you know how much you’re surprised you know about one of rap’s most well-known trio. Look through the oscilloscope and see what you find.

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d n a s f e i h All C ns no India Just off the Portsmouth stage and still sweating in post-concert glory, the Kaiser Chief’s own keyboard magician Nick ‘Peanut’ Baines is on the phone. The band has been hard at work touring the Bulldog Iles over the last few months, before they head to the colonies to spread the word.

“This album is more about living in London,” he says. “The sounds and the observations that [lead singer] Ricky [Wilson] writes about are all around us. You can’t live in Leeds all your life. This is a less political album. It’s more about our environment.”

“Yeah,” he opens in a broad Leeds accent, “I think we’re the best live band we’ve been for ages. We’re on fire at the moment!” Fully ablaze is, without a doubt, where this band wants to be right now.

One of the best career moments for the band so far was the unheralded release of The Future Is Medieval, which was unleashed on an unsuspecting public on June 3 last year. “We just opened up the website one day. For a while you could make your own bespoke album, add and remove your own tracks. It was a bit like Radiohead and that, taking some control.”

In a nutshell (pun intended), Peanut explains that their recent selfimposed exile from the music industry feeding frenzy was an absolute necessity. Three albums in, all recorded in rapid succession over the latter half of the past decade, the lads were burning out. “In the UK you’re either on the front cover or rubbish, so we worked hard to earn the covers. But that’s very demanding,” he reflects. “You can’t keep up that momentum constantly without something breaking.” So they took a calculated gamble to step off the podium for a while. A regroup out of the spotlight gave the band time to write and record at Drummer Nick Hodgson’s new basement studio with Tony Visconti, Ethan Johns and Owen Morris.

The idea was to have the music ready and let people hear it immediately with no pre-emptive promotional strikes or schedules – both fans and critics could access the music at the same time. Opinions were not controlled by the pressure to sell. “I like the idea of it being a cottage industry initiative. Kinda like Leeds used to have, I suppose.”

WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR The resulting effort was The Future Is Medieval, which embraces the spontaneity and excitement music-making away from contractual pressures and fans’ expectations. “I think we got to indulge our wide range of influences,” says Peanut, going on to acknowledge their move away from their crowd-chant lad rock anthems like ‘Ruby’ and ‘I Predict A Riot’.

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Lonely? Looking For Love? Cosy Up This Winter With That Special Venue.

59 Frances Street South, Newton, Auckland Not just a music venue, The Kings Arms is also the place to catch all the weekly league, including this Saturday’s Warriors vs Roosters game. And don’t forget State Of Origin on Wednesday 23 May. Every Monday at 7pm, the KA Music Quiz is the place to be for all you music know-it-alls, and our always-popular Tuesday Quiz also comes with great food and drink specials. Check out all the gigs for NZ Music Month at kingsarms.co.nz

44 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland Drink your way out of the midweek blues with the friendly folk at Barrio. Enjoy some oldfashioned good times, Jameson Whiskeys, tapas, knucklebones and board games by the cosy Barrio fireside, all while listening to amazing live music. This week’s band is The Fresno Funk Masters, featuring Sven Pettersen from The Checks, David Kelley and Tim Gittins from 2 a.m Orchestra, and Tim Bern from T.I.N.N.Y. Join us every other Wednesday from 7.30pm.

39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington The Southern Cross has a choca-block week of activities coming up, from the Stitch and Bitch Knitting circle to Kroon for your Kai, the Music quiz, Dine and Dance, Giant Jenga, Connect Four and so much more! Best of all, that’s on top of a whopping four free gigs a week. Winter sussed.

372-376 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland There’s something to do every night of the week at The Claddagh. Have a game of pool on a Monday, try your arm in the darts competition on Tuesday, enter a team in the Wednesday night Pub Quiz, and have a few whiskeys and a sing-along on Karaoke Thursdays. Friday and Saturdays are live music nights, and cure that Sunday hangover with a hearty roast meal.


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WELLINGTON gig guide Wed 09

Fri 11

Chekhov in Hell

Enemy Empire, Thieves at Dawn & Stone Candy

Chekhov in Hell

Dirty Doctors & Naughty Nurses

Bar Medusa

Fuse Circus Revolver Circus Club Downstage Theatre

Shocking and Stunning, Sunken Seas & Pioneers of Good Science (AU) Bodega

The Nark Collective Bettys

Yeti is Dead / I Am Tom BATS Theatre

Circa Theatre

Darren Watson and the Real Blues Band Southern Cross

Dead Vicious 10th Anniversay Show Bar Medusa

DJ Marek, B-Lo & Kev Fresh Bettys

Fuse Circus Revolver Circus Club Downstage Theatre

Late Laughs

San Fran Bath House

Thu 10 Best of The Fest San Fran Bath House

Chris Bryant El Horno

Micah, B-Lo & Kev Fresh Bettys

Fuse Circus Revolver Circus Club Downstage Theatre

Sophisticated Dining With a Wink

Salsadrome

Whitireia Performance Centre

Sophisticated Dining With a Wink Felix Cafe

The All Seeing Hand presents The Death of st Cosmos Mighty Mighty

The Food Show Westpac Stadium

Yeti is Dead / I Am Tom BATS Theatre

Felix Cafe

Tom Lark

Mighty Mighty

Sat 12

Yeti is Dead / I Am Tom

Capital Punishment 3

BATS Theatre

Bar Medusa

Circa Theatre

The Tote Bar & Furnace Restaurant

DJ Speedy Bettys

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Electric Boogie Sandwiches

Fuse Circus Revolver Circus Club Downstage Theatre

The Boy With Tape On His Face

The Sunday Jazz Club Public Bar & Eatery

The Opera House

Mon 14

The Golden Awesome

Craig Campbell

Mighty Mighty

San Fran Bath House

The Neil Billington Blues Band

Raw Meat Comedy

Wellington City Shake em on Downers

Tue 15

The Fringe Bar

The Lido Cafe

Southern C

Yeti is Dead / I Am Tom BATS Theatre

Chekhov in Hell Circa Theatre

Craig Campbell San Fran Bath House

Sun 13 Chekhov in Hell Circa Theatre

Raybon Kan

Downstage Theatre

The Last Saloon BATS Theatre

Gregor Borland & Sandy Brechin Meow

The Boptet The Lido Cafe

Otago gig guide Wed 09

Crown Hotel

Sat 12

Sun 13

Toast Bar

Fri 11

Grad Party ft. Minuit, State Of Mind, P-Money & more

Mother’s Tongue: Songs for our Mothers

Menopause: the Musical!

Matt Langley

Dunedin Public Library

Liz & Jono Conway

Swampy, D & 5 Pint

The Oxo Cubans’ Famously Fabulous Friday Night

Ridge Jaggers

Glitterboxx: Ghetto Fabulous!

Oamaru Opera House

Thu 10 Bob Scott, A Distant City & Blonde Hash Dunedin Public Library

Menopause: the Musical! Forsyth Barr Stadium

The Forty Winks

Isis Lounge

URBANTRAMPER Taste Merchants

Sammy’s

Otago Museum Atrium

The Church

Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Mou Very

Simply The Best

Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre

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auckland gig guide Wed 09

Brett Polley

DJ Aroha & Pauly Who

Acoustic Wednesday w/ Eli Guttenbeil

Cian

DJ John Holmes

Coast

DJ Selecta Sam

Des Bishop

DJ Tainer & DJ Darnell

DJ David James

Dub Fx w/ Flower Fairy

Neighbourhood Bar

Annabel Fay & Bulletproof The Whiskey Bar

Baby Steps Sound System Britomart Country Club

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Smith.

Nuffield St Brew Bar The Deck, SKYCITY Studio

DJ Dylan C

Eddie Manukau

Creative Jazz Club: Spiral

Brett Polley

Frank Booker w/ Spooky

1885 Basement

Des Bishop

Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre

DJ Pups

The Britomart Country Club

Neighbourhood Bar QF Tavern

Gerry Rooderkerk The Fiddler Irish Bar

Imagine This Snapdragon

Basalt

Everybodys

Franko

The Patriot

Street Chant, Golden Axe, Evil Twins, Sherpa & The ARC Snake Pit

The Comedowns The Fiddler Irish Bar

The Golden Awesome The Kings Arms

The Legends Live: Sons of Reggae Logan Campbell Centre

Sat 12 Acoustic Sessions w/ Jonny Woods Quay St Club Rooms

Bevan Keys & Nyntee

Granduo

Longroom

Jason Eli & Dre

Big Daddy Wilson Acoustic Duo

Northern Steamship

Mangawhai Tavern

The Dominion

Gastrocomique

Kaiser Chiefs w/ Young Lyre

Hear No Evil

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

Club luxury

The Civic

Trench Bar

Industry night twentyone Jersey Boys

Opshop w/ Jonny Love

Latin Aotearoa

David Shanhun

The Britomart Country Club

Rickshaw Eddies

Rhys Darby

Lydia Cole, Luke Thompson & The Right Ones

DJ Leza Lee & DJ Darnell

SkyCity Convention Centre Racket Bar

The Civic

Karaoke Kate QF Tavern

New Zealand String Quartet: Beethoven: Revolution

Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE

Old Fashioned Wednesdays Barrio

Retro Wednesday Sale St

Rhys Darby SkyCity Theatre

Rhys Mathewson The Basement

The Wednesday Workout ft. Ctrl Alt Del (AU) The Pony Club

Thu 10 Acoustic Thursday w/ Phil Stoodley Northern Steamship

Acoustic Thursday w/ Waylon Nuffield St Brew Bar

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Powerstation The Civic

The Whiskey Bar SkyCity Theatre

Rhys Mathewson The Basement

Rose Alice Imperial Lane

Taking It Back w/ Sam Hill Longroom

The Get Down Sale St

Til Death Do Us Party The Kings Arms

WHAMMY Freak Out! Free Show WHAMMY

Lewis Eady Showroom

Nigel Love Racket Bar

Nyntee & Gene Rivers 1885 Britomart

Pat 4 President Elephant Wrestler

People of Paris, Sons of Vegas & B W Dynamite THE WHISKEY bar

Raybon Kan

Comedy Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE

Rhys Darby

Fri 11

SkyCity Theatre

Acoustic Sessions w/ Eli Guttenbeil

The Basement

Quay St Club Rooms

Anthony/Pete Merchant Bar

Brett Polley De Post

Coco Solid, The Wild & Boy Crush Cassette

David Shanhun Moretons Bar

Rhys Mathewson Rhythm & Style Sale St

Silo Cinema: The Goonies Silo Park

Solly, Girl Tiger & Adam O Snapdragon

Soulsystem Khuja

The Deck, SKYCITY

DJ Slave & DJ Jazz Neighbourhood Bar

TDK & Dylan C 1885 Basement

Francis Jakeman De Post

Franko

Merchant Bar

Gene Rivers Racket Bar

Hello Sailor w/ Coast THE WHISKEY bar

Jersey Boys The Civic

Lokey

The Britomart Country Club

Manuel Bundy, BenWah & Dylan C Snapdragon

MIDGE MARSDEN Leigh Sawmill Cafe

Pauly & Jason Kyle Northern Steamship

Presence Magazine Launch Issue 10 Te Karanga Gallery, K rd

Raybon Kan

Comedy Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE


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auckland gig guide Rhys Darby SkyCity Theatre

Sun 13

Shae Snell

Tue 15

Rhys Mathewson

Best of the Billys

The Basement

SkyCity Theatre

Sunday at Sale St Sale St

FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS

Ritual 007 w/ Jason George/Noon vs Bleak/The Ted Bundy Experience

Conch Sunday Grill

The Good Guys Comedy Show

Jan Maree

Rising Sun

Elephant Wrestler

Saturday at Sale St

Granduo

Goode Brothers

Mon 14

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

The Civic

The Civic

Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

Pat 4 President

The Boy With Tape On His Face

Open Mic Night

Sale St

Tommy Ill w/ Bang Bang Eche & Spring Break The Kings Arms

Turbostill, Hot Grease, Proton Beast & Somebody’s Sons

Ponsonby Social Club

David Shanhun

Merchant Bar

The Fiddler Irish Bar

Auckland Town Hall

The Kings Arms Q Theatre

Jersey Boys

Q Theatre

PIPI PICKERS

The Civic

Led Zeppelin & Space Park Double Feature

Windsor Castle and Juice Bar

The Boy With Tape On His Face

Leigh Sawmill Cafe

Q Theatre

WHAMMY

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christchurch gig guide

Wed 09

Sat 12

Wed 09

Sat 12

Jo Little w/ Jared Smith

Adventures of Alvin Sputnik

World Cinema Showcase 2012

2012 Ice Hockey Exhibition Cup

Momento Cafe

Latin Dancing Rhythms SKYCITY Hamilton

Great Lake Centre, Taupo

Cornerstone Roots HiFi & Tui Sound System FLOW

Thu 10

Ian McKellen on Stage

Guru of Chai

Soundsystem

Great Lake Centre, Taupo

Tom Rodwell & Storehouse

Great Lake Centre, Taupo

Clarence St Theatre

The YOT Club, Raglan

Venus Is

Great Lake Centre, Taupo

Hollywood 3 Cinema

Alpine Ice Sports Arena

Reckless Duo

Thu 10 Karaoke w/ DJ Chick Pierside Cafe and Bar

The Black Velvet Band Becks Southern Alehouse

Urbantramper Dux Live

Will Frost

Phoenix Bar

Shocking and Stunning, Sunken Seas & Coate darkroom

The Shameless Few Pierside Cafe and Bar

The Warratahs Geraldine Cinema

Will Frost

Fri 11

Sun 13

Adventures of Alvin Sputnik

Kaha

Fri 11

Venus Is

Sun 13

Chartfest

The Warratahs

Great Lake Centre, Taupo

Cornerstone Roots

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The YOT Club

Founders Theatre

Mon 14

Guru of Chai

Hot Pink Bits

Static’s 1st Birthday

Josephine & Alycone Systems

For the Fallen

Great Lake Centre, Taupo Static

The Nukes

Great Lake Centre, Taupo

Great Lake Centre, Taupo

Great Lake Centre, Taupo

Tue 15 Idiots of Ants

Great Lake Centre, Taupo

Papanui Library

Naval Point Yacht Club

Crack ‘em Comedy

Trevinos Bar And Restaurant

Spreydon Library

Dux Live

Will Frost

Central Library Peterborough

Ctrl+Alt+Rock

The Fox and Ferret, Riccarton

DJ Mike T

The Monday Room

Smashbox

The Fox and Ferret, The Palms

Taos & djDmand Pierside Cafe and Bar

Tommy Ill w/ Bang Bang Eche & Spring Break

Mon 14 Ashei

Dux Live

Quiz Night

Ferrymead Speights Ale House

Quiz Night

Pierside Cafe and Bar

Dux Live

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Upcoming tours & events The English Beat

Fri 27 Jul - Sun 12 Aug Multiple Venues, Wellington Fri 27 Jul - Sun 12 Aug Multiple Venues, Dunedin Thu 09 Aug - Sun 26 Aug Hoyts Northlands, Christchurch

Thu 23 Aug Powerstation, Auckland

Flight Of The Conchords

95bFM Fancy New Band Showcase

Fri 25 May The Kings Arms, Auckland

Autozamm, November Zulu & Invader Cain

Thu 17 May Bodega, Wellington Thu 17 May Zeal, Wellington Sat 19 May The Royal, Palmerston North Thu 24 May Diggers Bar, Hamilton Fri 25 May The Kingslander, Auckland Sat 26 May The Backyard, Auckland

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

Florence + The Machine (UK)

Mon 28 May Vector Arena, Auckland

Frank Turner

Tue 15 May The Kings Arms, Auckland

Ghostface Killah

Thu 07 Jun Powerstation, Auckland

Goodshirt

Sat 19 May Sawmill Cafe, Leigh

Blacklist

Fri 31 May Refuel, Dunedin Sat 01 Jun Saints ‘n’ Sinners, Invercargill Sun 02 Jun The Bedford, Christchurch Fri 08 Jun Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui Sat 09 Jun The Brownzy, Browns Bay Fri 15 Jun The Mayfair, New Plymouth Sat 16 Jun San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 22 Jun Altitude Bar, Hamilton Sat 23 Jun Powerstation, Auckland

Jo Little

Wed 09 May Momento Cafe Waikato Uni, Hamilton Fri 11 May Cafe Irresistiblue at Monavale Bluberries, Cambridge Sat 12 May Vinnies, Raglan Sun 13 May Seismic Gastrobar, Rotorua Fri 18 May Meow, Wellington Thu 24 May The Darkroom, Christchurch

Black Keys

Kaiser Chiefs

Celtic Divas

Lady Gaga’s The Born This Way Ball

Sat 03 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland Mon 05 Nov TSB Bank Arena, Wellington

Thu 24 May Town Hall, Auckland

Dame Edna Everage

Sat 11 Aug The Civic, Auckland Sun 12 Aug The Civic, Auckland Mon 13 Aug The Civic, Auckland Tue 14 Aug The Civic, Auckland

Dimmer

Thu 24 May The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 26 May Bodega, Wellington

Thu 31 May - Sat 02 Jun Lucha Lounge, Auckland Fri 08 Jun San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Lawrence Arabia

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

Lenny Henry (UK)

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

Lil’ Band O’ Gold

Wed 04 Jul Opera House, Wellington Thu 05 Jul Municipal Theatre, Napier Fri 06 Jul Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton Sat 07 Jul Powerstation, Auckland

The New Seekers & Paper Lace

Wed 09 May Regent Theatre, Dunedin Thu 10 May Aurora Centre, Christchurch Fri 11 May Regent Theatre, Dunedin Sat 12 May Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Ladyhawke

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

Tue 06 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

Semi-Permanent Fri 18 May - Sat 19 May The Edge, Auckland

Smashing Pumpkins

Sat 04 Aug Vector Arena, Auckland

Terror

Tue 17 Jul Void, Hamilton Wed 18 Jul The Kings Arms, Auckland

Tiki Taane

Sat 02 June Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi

Tim Ripper Owens

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

Tom Lark

Thu 10 May Mighty Mighty, Wellington

Tommy Ill

Fri 11 May Dux Live, Christchurch Sat 12 May The Kings Arms, Auckland

Urbantramper

Thu 10 May Dux Live, Christchuch Fri 11 May The National, Dunedin Sat 12 May Dux de Lux, Queenstown Fri 18 May Sawmill Cafe, Leigh Sat 19 May Tabac, Auckland Fri 25 May Space Monster, Whanganui Sat 26 May Garret St, Wellington

Thu 10 May Powerstation, Auckland

Thu 07 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland Fri 08 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 10 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland

Radiohead (UK)

Left Or Right

Fri 11 May Mussel Inn, Onekaka Sat 12 May Bar Berlin, Nelson Fri 18 May The YOT Club, Raglan Sat 19 May The Kings Arms, Auckland Thu 24 May San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 02 Jun Sammy’s, Dunedin Fri 08 Jun Tillermans, Invercargill Sat 16 Jun Strawberry Tree, Kaikoura Fri 22 Jun Subculture, Queenstown Sat 23 Jun Mint Bar, Wanaka Fri 29 Jun Blue Pub, Methven Sat 30 Jun Dux Live, Christchurch

Big Daddy Wilson

Wed 09 May Omokoroa Boat Club, Tauranga Thu 10 May Juice Bar at The Windsor Castle, Auckland Fri 11 May Kerikeri RSA, Kerikeri Sat 12 May Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai Sun 13 May The Riverhead, Auckland

Opossom

NZ International Comedy Festival

Fri 27 Apr - Sun 20 May Multiple Venues, Auckland Sun 29 Apr - Sun 20 May Multiple Venues, Wellington

NZ International Film Festival Sun 19 Jul - Sun 05 Aug Multiple Venues, Auckland


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e c a p S s i h T h c t Wa The country is overwhelmed with gigs over the next few weeks all thanks to New Zealand Music Month. In celebration of that, here are some of our picks of what local acts you should be seeing and listening to.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY Gabi Lardies

When four of the five members of Blindspot got together and said “let’s make some more music” the result was as expected – they made music and the still-existent fanbase swept said tunes right up. Following Blacklistt’s achievement in reaching the number one spot on the New Zealand rock singles chart, the band have just announced that they’ll be touring the country from the end of May through June. Audiences both potential and plentiful in Dunedin, Invercargill, Christchurch, Mt Maunganui, Browns Bay, New Plymouth, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland are in for a treat come Thursday 31 May.

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This Auckland four-piece are without a doubt one of the best garage bands around in New Zealand at the moment. There’s no place for hyperbole here – these lads just know good music and how to have fun playing live. Born out of the ashes of country punk act Death Valley, recently The Raw Nerves released their video for ‘Nazi’ and last week saw them open for kings of all brats Wavves. The band’s selftitled album is in the process of being released once it makes its way out of Tennessee thanks to 1:12 Records, and they’ll be playing next at the In House exhibition 12x12 on Thursday 24 May at 4 Cross Street. After that it’s on the road in June as they celebrate the release of The Raw Nerves with a nationwide tour.

Auckland five-piece Sherpa have garnered themselves some well-deserved attention lately, making headway on the airwaves thanks to the release of their first full-length album Lesser Flamingo and playing a spot at Laneway earlier this year. Sherpa has been receiving much praise thanks to this and their previous release, the Pretty Cool Optical Illusions EP. This month they’ll be playing several shows in Auckland: Friday 11 May at the Snake Pit on High Street with Street Chant, Golden Axe, Evil Twins and the ARC; Saturday 12 May at the Presence Magazine issue 10 launch party at Te Karanga Gallery on K Road; the 12x12 exhibition on Thursday 17 May at Number 4 Gallery and up at the Leigh Sawmill Café on Saturday 19 May.

The name Shayne Carter is synonymous with New Zealand music. A kiwi icon since the 1980s, Mister Carter has wowed local and international audiences with the likes of Double Happys, Straitjacket Fits, The Adults and of course, Dimmer. Several weeks ago it was announced that the latter would be coming to an end, but the lights won’t be switched off with blowing a few bulbs here and there. After 17 years and four albums, Dimmer will play two final shows with the line-up of Shayne Carter, Gary Sullivan, James Duncan and Vaughan Williams. The first show will be held at The Kings Arms in Auckland on Thursday 24 May, and the final ever Dimmer show will be at Wellington’s Bodega on Saturday 26 May. Fan favourites Beastwars will be performing with Dimmer on both nights.


Leaving the dance-pop moniker of Bionic Pixie, Zoe Fleury used her time playing with the likes of Peaches and The Kills and took the stage name Zowie as she got ready to break the streams both main and alt with the infectious pop hit ‘Broken Machine’ back in 2010. After plenty of touring both nationally and overseas, the singer is getting ready to release her debut album Love Demolition which comes out Friday 11 May through Sony. While Zowie is constantly likened to a new wave version of Kimbra, the artist has more than enough talent to see her do big things in the future.

Cantab boy Tom Lark finishes his All Night Long tour this week with his final celebratory show at Mighty Mighty in Wellington as he winds up this set of single release show of sorts. Last year the incredibly self-described “bedroom born alt-pop” musician released the Tom Lark EP which crossed the stereotypical folk and indie pop boundaries, coming up with a sound that has the right mix of accessible and alternative that should appease most any ear balls that are treated to it. The musician’s next appearance following this week’s show in the capital will be at the 95bFM Fancy New Band Showcase on Friday 25 May at The Kings Arms in Auckland.

Having just wound up her tour for ‘The Girl In Stilettos’, the country’s favourite new songstress is lined up to work with Boh Runga. Appropriate as she’s been liked to Runga sister Bic, so there are high hopes for the girl that very well may be New Zealand’s next big voice. While Annah doesn’t have much in the pipeline set for the immediate future, she’s proven herself to both audiences and her new label Sony that she’ll be one to watch in the coming months. Her debut album Little Strangers is in stores now.

Pip Brown has to be one of the nation’s favourite indie-pop treasures. Since her selftitled 2008 release, Ladyhawke has flown from sky to sky, achieving a platinum album in New Zealand and gold in Australia and the US. This year will see her sophomore album Anxiety released through Modular on Friday 25 May. The queen of NZ new wave cool will be playing two shows in July that fans will have been eagerly waiting for: the first in Wellington at the San Fran Bath House on Friday 13 July and the second at Auckland’s Studio on Saturday 14 July. That gives you enough time to check out the album later this month and learn all those words you know you’ll want to along to.

Kody Nielson’s latest endeavour has been one worth raving about. The ex-Mint Chick delivered the single ‘Cola Elixir’ last year and the two hits ‘Getaway Tonight’ and ‘Blue Meanies’ this year. A stint of Opossom shows have just been announced in which Kody will be joined by Bic Runga and Michael Logie as the trio celebrate the Friday 01 June release of the debut album Electric Hawaii. Three shows will take place at Auckland’s Lucha Lounge in Newmarket over three consecutive nights (Thursday 31 May – Saturday 02 June) before the trio head down to Wellington to play at the San Fran Bath House on Friday 01 June.

Eight years after the release of their sophomore album Fiji Baby, Goodshirt have returned with their third effort Skinny Mirror. Younger audiences may not remember the band that bridged your classic bFM/ZM/ Channel Z clichés, but Goodshirt’s stint in the early 2000s was one that was well received by many a clique. Nearly a decade on, the older and wiser group consisting of original members Rodney Fisher, Murray Fisher, Mike Beehre and Gareth Thomas have delivered an album that is once again appealing to the mass market and the more alt of listeners. The band’s next show will be at the Leigh Sawmill Café on Saturday 19 May.

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As the cover art suggests, Jones is going for grit. The queen of “nice” is always at her best playing what she wants, not what the marketing stiffs demand. Hooking up with Brian Burton (AKA Danger Mouse) to get this into PROD was also a good move. Burton’s responsible for not only production but also and co-wrote, with Jones, the 12 tracks of layered and atmospheric music that touch on country, pop, indie and jazz. The sound is smart, crisp, and keyboard-centred with a polished sheen, raising the mundane to the spectacular. Note the three-note hook

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ALBUM OF THE WEEK that defines ‘Say Goodbye’ and the music box tinkles in ‘After The Fall’ which are both nervy, ethereal break up tunes (Jones’s had a real romantic split at the sessions outset). I like the David Lynch darkness in ‘4 Broken Hearts’ and the very nasty little turn in the bitch-slap of ‘Miriam,’ a sweet, stately lullaby of chilling revenge. WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR

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Over the last decade, Spiritualized haven’t tried to match the bombast of Let It Come Down, their penultimate album after the seminal Ladies and Gentlemen…, preferring a more stripped back approach. On Sweet Heart Sweet Light the string quartets return – though not the 120+ musicians of old – and if the title sounds like a nod to the Velvet Underground, the droning ‘Heading For The Top’ and epic ‘Hey Jane’ prove the point. Lou Reed’s old buddy Bowie is also referenced in ‘So Long, You Pretty Thing’, but it’s more like Oasis after five minutes when the song finally erupts into a gargantuan chorus. Although claiming this album to be ‘poppy’, Jason Pierce’s affection for the distortion pedal and heavy repetition, plus a drug ravaged voice (especially ‘Life Is A Problem’), means these songs aren’t exactly destined for mainstream radio, and Spiritualized will remain in their own gloriously noisy niche.

A new release from these masters of eclecticism is always cause for excitement and with Aufheben, Brian Jonestown Massacre are sure to satiate fans of their particular brand of crazy. There are many staples here for long-time fans to latch on to; psychedelic guitars, dreamy, reverb heavy vocals and tongue-in-cheek song titles. However, this time around it’s a heavy Indian influence that overlays proceedings and acts as a pervasive theme which gives the record a sense of cohesion. ‘Panic in Babylon’ is in many ways a microcosm of the album as a whole; largely instrumental, upbeat and fairly tame by their usual standards. Meanwhile ‘I Wanna Hold Your Other Hand’ is pretty much business as usual and ‘Waking Up To Hand Grenades’ stands out as one of the album’s best moments. As with most of their records this one has its ups and downs, but overall it’s their best effort in years.

Talk about having a lot to live up to. First Serve predictably lacks when compared to many of De La Soul’s previous albums, but it’s still 10 times more fun than your usual blunt-smoking, smack-talking hip-hop. And technically speaking this isn’t De La Soul, it’s Plug 1 and Plug 2 – AKA Pos and Dave – just twothirds of De La Soul’s line-up. The two Plugs hit rewind for this effort – not just creating a throwback, but launching a full back-flip: landing us in the ‘90s when DLS were bringing comedic rhyme with a ‘70s funk and disco aesthetic, to a staunchly serious hip-hop scene. So if you feel like you’ve heard all this before then you pretty much have. But it’s still entertaining as hell, aided by tidy production from Chokolate and Khalid, with some punchy back and forth from the DLS duo. Consider it a tasty starter before De La Soul’s next release.

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Lush, loud and brimming with understated grunge psychedelia, The Golden Awesome’s debut packs a punch. Autumn feels nothing so much like diving down to the bottom of the ocean, where waves of overdriven, murky guitar chords crash overhead. Snaking through this thick lumbering texture, lead singer Stef Animal’s high, hypnotically ethereal voice provides a beautiful and much needed contrast on songs like the title track ‘Autumn’ and ‘A Thousand Nights And One Night’. At times this music seems more like a spiritual drone, hitting you again and again with relatively small and subtle changes developing over the course of the song. When it works it’s immersive and somewhat overwhelming, as on tracks like ‘High Life’ and ‘Where To Begin’. However there are times when it can all sound a bit drawn out and repetitive; there is a clear formula here and they never deviate too far from it. WRITTEN BY CLOVIS MCEVOY

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One day late-flowering action hero Liam Neeson will find his John McClane. And one day writer-director Joe will recapture the glory of his blistering debut, Narc. But though this muscular survival thriller finds both on fine form, it isn’t quite it. We begin with a lengthy introduction to Neeson’s

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it strips away too much of the excitement. Later, a wildly unlikely leap into the unknown does the opposite. Pity, because as a grownup action film about a silver fox taking down big, bad wolves, The Grey really delivers. As a bid for the major league from its star/director it snatches much-better-than-averageness from the jaws of awesomeness. WRITTEN BY MATT GLASBY, FLICKS.CO.NZ Further info directed by JOE CARNAHAN Starring LIAM NEESON, DERMOT MULRONEY AND FRANK GRILLO

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beasts prepare to attack. Neeson, as usual, is magnificent. To quiet a mortally injured casualty, he whispers, gently, “You’re gonna die, that’s what’s happening… think of all the good things. Who do you love?” Ten minutes later he’s strapping shotgun shells to spears to make heartbroken hunter. He shoots lethal “bang sticks”. How’s that for wolves in the Alaskan oilfields all-round action heroics. while pining for a lost love – Carnahan’s no slouch either. The particularly poignant given the untimely death of Neeson’s wife, wolf attacks are sudden, frantic and terrifying, the dialogue is Natasha Richardson. On the plane back to civilisation there’s spare and smart, and there’s real emotion amid the machismo. a horrendous crash, and he soon finds himself shepherding While the intrusion of mundane detail – blizzards, tiredness, the other survivors across the unforgiving tundra as ravenous exposure – adds to the realism,

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Emily Blunt is as radiant as ever and Jason Segel slips into his well-worn cinematic persona (well-meaning doofus) like an old pair of slippers. Mad Men’s Alison Brie does a passable English accent as Blunt’s sister, and Parks and Recreation’s Chris Pratt demonstrates how ready he is for his own comedic leading role. Whilst some of the threads here feel a little irresolute, that mainly speaks to the authenticity of the story. It’s less of a laugh riot than Forgetting Sarah Marshall (the last film that paired Segel and director Nicholas Stoller) but makes up for it as a refreshingly grounded portrait of a contemporary relationship. WRITTEN BY DOMINIC CORRY, FLICKS.CO.NZ

Good for Nothing is an admirably slick production for a self-funded Kiwi movie, and a pretty good watch by any standard. The rugged Kiwi landscapes ably ‘play’ the American West and bring an untouched feel perhaps lacking in many Westerns filmed in the States. The Hollywood Reporter review flatteringly cited the influence of the early films of Sam Raimi and the Coen brothers, and it’s not hard to see why. Audiences familiar with New Zealand film history might detect some of Geoff Murphy’s (Goodbye Pork Pie; Never Say Die) proclivity toward intercourse-centric puns and character development. Indeed, the main character here can’t “get it up”, which pretty much drives the plot

everywhere it goes. As said, character The Man, rising Kiwi talent Cohen Holloway is appreciably inscrutable and awesomely scuffed-up. This Sergio Leone-ish grimy quality permeates the entire film and elevates it to a place that where the grit is tangible and the suspension of disbelief is easy. Female lead Inge Rademeyer is small in stature but hugely sympathetic as a young woman completely out of her element. The film wholly rests on the mostly unspoken relationship between her and The Man, and it proves a solid backbone. A touch of goodwill for a local production will help you appreciate Good For Nothing but it’s not necessary to make it worth your while. Written by Dominic Corry, Flicks.co.nz


Tom Goes To The Mayor A Review by Harlequin Jones So like, Tom Peters goes to the mayor erryday with a problem. He and the mayor have wee discussions about how to fix these problems. The mayor is sort of helpful but he goes off topic a heap and just doesn’t listen. Gosh. Tom really wants to save this cute bird sanctuary for example, and the mayor decides that he should invest in fuck loads of porcelain birds and re sell them and then buy the bird sanctuary. But like, it all goes wrong n shit. Duh mayor! You so stupid! Poor Tom Peters. His wife is super gross too, and when she yells it’s really awful. It’s made by Tim and Eric so if you have seen their shit before you will know what the kind of humour it is. Some of it kinda drives me insane, but not as bad as being hung over waiting in a line somewhere. I hate that more than anything. Especially if it’s WINZ or something like that! Man, fuck that. If you want this on dvd... tell me what’s up + your name + address at iwantadvdumduh@gmail.com


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Two very gal-centric shows are hitting screens this week, but that’s not to say that the males of the species can’t get into them as well. Thursday 10 May will see Girls air on SoHo at 8:30pm. The HBO show is crafted by newcomer Lena Dunham (who may seem familiar if you’ve seen the film Tiny Furniture) and has naturally been likened to Sex and the City. While comparisons will obviously be made (set in New York, four ladies going through strife, sex and parties and existentialism abound), Girls has enough moxie to rest on its own laurels. Dunham plays Hannah, a mid-20s wannabe writer living in the Big Apple. There’s the party friend and the corporate friend as well as the younger second-tier friend. It’s all very current and it’s all very now, but it’s the constant tidbits of neuroticism and anxiety that really shine through. You’ll find yourself saying which one of your friends is like who on the show on the first watch, right

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before you start saving for your suddenly all-important trip to New York. GCB premieres over on TV2 on Tuesday 15 May at 8:30pm. Originally made for ABC, looks like it’s targeting a certain demographic. Based on the book Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin, GCB follows a down-onher-luck Californian high-society type who has to return to her hometown of Dallas because life hasn’t worked out the way she wanted it to. Upon her return home she remembers that she was a complete and utter bitch in high school, and now the old classmates-cum-churchgoing dames of her hometown want upper-middle-white-class revenge. Fans of Marc Cherry’s work (the upcoming Devious Maids, Desperate Housewives, The Golden Girls) will find this show right up their alley.

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