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INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS: GREG VEGAS (International Rescue Artist Development, USA) LISA HRESKO (CMJ, USA) GRAHAM ASHTON (Bigsound, Aust) WGTN / AKLD ONLY NICK O'BYRNE (AIR, Aust) PETER JESPERSON (Newwest Records)

BROOKE BLACK JUST-OLESEN (Big Hassle, USA) RENE CHAMBERS (Spotify, Aust/NZ) WGTN / AKLD CARY CALDWELL (Great Escape UK, SXSW USA) SHAWNTÉ SALABERT (Sugaroo! USA) THANKS TO THE NZ MUSIC COMMISSION/NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING ANDREW DUBBER (author 'Music in the Digital Age' UK) THANKS TO THE BRITISH COUNCIL

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They don’t muck around do they? Only a month after the announcement that The Hobbit would be a trilogy, the dates and names for the second and third films have been confirmed. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released Fri 13 Dec 2013; the third installment in the series, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will hit theaters Fri 18 Jul 2014.

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Jackson originally planned to only create two films for the Hobbit series, but decided to add a third when he realised he had enough material to do so. The first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, opens Fri 14 Dec 2012.

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Late last year Rhys Darby released a DVD of his show It’s Rhys Darby Night! and he’s doing it again. Darby has announced he is taking his new comedy show This Way To Spaceship to Christchurch in October. Expect the show to be an autobiographical journey through Darby’s ups and downs over the years. This show is the live version of his first novel of the same name.

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Deftones have announced the release of their seventh studio album, Koi No Yokan will be available from Fri 09 Nov. Front man Chino Moreno summed up Deftones’ sound in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying, “Obviously we’re an aggressive band - not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack. He continues, “But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.” Chino Moreno has also stated that it has resemblance to their 2000 record, White Pony, when compared to their previous work.

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Bow Wow, who is not so ‘lil’ anymore, is gracing the shores of New Zealand this September for the first time. He is bringing his Underrated Tour to Auckland with over 12 years worth of serious hits. Originally known as Lil Bow Wow releasing his first album “Beware of Dog” in 2000 at the age of 13, signed by record heavy weight Jermaine Dupri with the hit singles, “Bounce With Me”, “Puppy Love” and the hit “Bow Wow (That’s My Name)”. It seems so long ago now!

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Gisborne’s BW Campground has announced the line up for this year:

Gemma Dutton, Tim Gruar, Chris Pole, Dominic Corry

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The band broke the news to their fans on their Facebook page, “We have broken up. Thanks for all your love and support over the last 10 years. We couldn’t have asked more from you! It’s been a pleasure!”

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Very sad news for NZ music this week, Auckland band The Checks have announced their split after a good 10 years. One EP and two albums later, The Checks are known as one of the best NZ live acts and the live scene won’t be the same without them.

BW’s line-up includes:
Shihad, Six60, Kora, Opiuo, State of Mind(Live), David Dallas (Live), Tiki Taane (Acoustic), GasLamp Killer, Optimus Gryme feat: MC Tiki Taane, Crushington, Sunshine Soundsystem, Trei, DJ Downtown Brown, Jupiter Project ft: Jessie G, Grgfmbrkfstdjs – (aka Nick Dwyer & Dean Campbell), Dan Aux, Eddie Numbers, Tim Richards, Daniel Farley, General Lee, Beat Mafia, Jamie White, Tom McGuinness, Pato, Tommy Gee, Ollus, Tim Livingston, The Missing Link, Vega, Soul Society, MunchMunchYummy Yummy, Brazilbeat Sound System, Campbell, DJ Sanka, DJ Reesy and many more.  

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PLAYING FAVourites WARREN MAXWELL LITTLE BUSHMAN

Favourite drink? Hmmm … at the moment I’m just digging on a “generous” bourbon and Coke. I know, I know – reliving my teens! Favourite restaurant/café? Aaarghhh no favouritisms – all in context… Leigh Sawmill Café, Fidels, Matterhorn and Havana bar… all second homes for me. Favourite colour? Sky blue. Favourite classic film? Wow, is this possible? It has gotta be Star Wars IV. Favourite childhood memory? Camping/ fishing with te whanau up in Whangaroa harbour. Favourite party food? PIES!!! Favourite vice? PIES!!!! Favourite meal? Mmmm my partner Ange does a pretty mean ceviche!

MAKING TRACKs The NZ On Air Making Trackings August list is out! The following songs have been awarded $10,00 each for recording and making a music video: 1995 – ‘So Young’, Annah Mac – ‘Bucket’, Disasteradio – ‘Creep City’,
Jamie McDell – ‘Life In Sunshine’, Jesse Sheehan – ‘Illuminated’,
Queen Shirl’e – ‘Humanity’,
The Ruby Suns – ‘Desert of Pop’,
The Tiny Lies – ‘Bag of Bones’, Tipene – ‘Letter to the starts ft. Teva Valentine’,
Titanium Musik – ‘Come On Home’, Urbantramper – ‘Stephen Dedalus is My Homeboy’. And these tracks have been awarded $6,000 each to make a music video: AWA – ‘Perfect Day’,
David Dallas – ‘Don’t Want The World’,
Dick Johnson, Tiki Taane, Boh Runga – ‘Shadows’,
DJCXL feat Sabre – ‘Yo DJ’,
Julia Deans – ‘Broken Home’,
Junica – ‘Let Me Go Out’,
KidsOf88 – ‘Lala’,
Lawrence Arabia – ‘The 03’,
No – ‘Another Life’,
Princess Chelsea – ‘Frack’,
Rival State – ‘White Cliffs’,
Sassy & The Pocketbook – ‘Slumber’
Tali – ‘Jet Set Love’. theaudience.co.nz has also announced Mark Vanilau as the ‘Wild Card’ winner for August. His name is relatively unknown yet he plays in Dave Dobbyn’s band, is part of a trio with Warren Maxwell, has performed with Trinity Roots and Eru Dangerspiel, and recorded with the likes of Hollie Smith. “I was so surprised to go to number one on the first day, let alone to stay there for a month. Feedback started to come through from people who were discovering the song and sharing it here and overseas…. amazing messages and response”, says Vanilau.  “Warren Maxwell has been helping me work up a handful of songs that I’ve been sitting on for far too long, so it’s great to see ‘Giant Of The Sea’ being well received.” 

Favourite cause? Humanity. Favourite label to put on your relationship? Passionately dramatic! Favourite ‘90s TV show? Beverly Hills 90210. Sad, but honest. Favourite word? Choice! Favourite album? Axis Bold as Love – Jimi Hendrix. Favourite type of groupie? Respectful ones?

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Favourite body part on you? My dismembered right thumb – I feel “special”.

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Favourite body part on someone else? Their “wit” muscle. Favourite venue? Leigh Sawmill Café. Favourite lyric? From a boy to a man and my memories in between/All of these I would hope my kids could see. Favourite candy bar? Cherry Ripes! Favourite current TV show? The Block NZ SEE THEM LIVE: LITTLE BUSMAN SAT 08 SEP BODEGA, WELLINGTON TICKETS: 1-NIGHT.CO.NZ

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WEDNESDAY 05 FUYUKO’S FABLES

DARREN WATSON

MIGHTY MIGHTY

MT EDEN VILLAGE CENTRE

9.30PM, $5

8PM, $30, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

Wellingtonians Fuyuko’s Fables are celebrating the release of their latest EP Everybody is Weird, and to celebrate, they are joined by Wellington’s finest musicians to make them an eight-piece band for the first time! The new EP features heavier, thicker-sound textures and vocal harmonies to die for.

Hear world-class blues up close and personal – so close you will be able to see the sweat glistening down the singer’s face as they share their emotional pain. Deep. St Hildas’ Darren Watson joins forces with the Flaming Mudcats for a beautiful musical collaboration.

JOHN ROWLES

DEVILSKIN 

BAYCOURT COMMUNITY AND ARTS CENTRE

BLACK SALT

TAURANGA 7PM, $65, TICKETDIRECT.CO.NZ 8PM, $10, DOOR SALES ONLY

The Kiwi answer to Tom Jones is sure to get the pacemakers going with this Tauranga-based gig. Take your granny/mum out so she can swoon inappropriately to the sweet, sultry sounds of the ol’ crooner. Just watch she doesn’t hit the sherry too hard.

Hamilton band Devilskin – fronted by one gorgeous, kick-ass blonde – have guts, class, kudos and tequila, and are ready to party as only a rock ‘n’ roll band can. Joined by special guests Mother Motor and Craig Radford, these guys take no prisoners with their sound.

THURSDAY 06

NOCTURNAL COLLECTIONS SOLA ROSA

LUCHA LOUNGE

DUX DE LUX 10PM, $5, DOOR SALES ONLY

Like an opossum, emerge from the darkness and join other nocturnal creatures for some underground sounds. Every month or so, likeminded creatures get together and play to those night owls keen to party. Live bands and DJs feature.

8PM, $27.50, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

Fixtures at pretty much any summer festival around the country, Sola Rosa have been chasing the sunshine in the northern hemisphere, returning to our shit weather to embark on their nationwide tour. Not exactly ‘sit in your room and cry about how cold it is’ music, it’s guaranteed to brighten your mood.

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MIGHTY MIGHTY 9PM, $5, DOOR SALES ONLY

Wilberforces have had a quiet year after a stellar opening at Big Day Out in January. As such, they are on their way around the country, touring their sounds ahead of their forthcoming follow-up EP to not just North Island towns this time. Wellington is the stop on the way across the Strait, so catch them and give them a big send off!

6.30PM

Global Music Summit is back for a three-day showcase of new music featuring national artists alongside industry seminars from around the world. This free gig is a showcase of some of love acts. Proudly brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand.

I AM GIANT 8PM, $33, NZTIX.CO.NZ

Although these guys got off to a tricky start with the whole Blindspott name saga, I Am Giant is carving a name for themselves in the rock world. Get sweaty on the dance floor as you head bang until your neck gets sore. Watch out for extended radio play favourite ‘City Limits’; it’s a great single.

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SATURDAY 08 LITTLE BUSHMAN  BODEGA

BLOC PARTY FOUR

8PM, $26.50, 1-NIGHT.CO.NZ

Kicking back and growing out their beards, Little Bushman is back. It’s been far too long since they graced the stage and the bushmen are ready to come out of the cave and take you on a sonic journey. Combined with a solo set from their special guest Ryan Prebble (The Nudge), get ready for a vocal extravaganza.

EARTH THE KINGS ARMS

8PM, $40, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

Legendary Seattle drone doom ensemble Earth is in New Zealand for the first time. Founded in Seattle in 1989 by guitarist Dylan Carlson, and originally signed to the Sub Pop records label, Earth’s early career came to a grinding halt in late ‘90s, but they are back on form.

DANCE ASTHMATICS MIGHTY MIGHTY

10.30PM, DOOR SALES ONLY

No medication needed. Take a deep breath, breathe easy and get ready to lose yourself in the sound of Dance. These guys will clear your airways better than Vicks Vapodrops, so no need to fear.

NIGHTCHOIR WUNDERBAR

8PM, $12, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

Pluto who? The side project that became a fullyfledged band is taking the indie music scene by storm. Their soft melodies and beautiful steel guitars add another dimension to the sound. But it’s not all serious business: there is also an element of sweetness and light that will keep the mood sunny like a summer’s day.

SUNDAY 09 BCC SUNDAY SERVICE BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

2PM

DJs Grapevinyl and Cuba Street Hustle bring the jams this Sunday to roast day at BCC. It feels like having your very own garden party with a stocked and serviced bar. Win. If your hungover head can handle some sweet pounding bass, this is where you need to be.

There are four of them, it’s their fourth album and it’s called, well, Four. Thankfully, this is less indicative of a lack of imagination and more of a back-to-basics approach that sees Bloc Party eschewing many of the electronic flourishes which dominated their last two albums – opting instead for a heavier, guitar-oriented sound. It’s been three years since ‘One More Chance’ (which joined the likes of ‘Flux’ and ‘Two More Years’ as perfectly fine, stand-alone betweenalbums singles), and in that time guitarist Russell Lissack has toured with Ash while bandleader Kele Okereke went solo, releasing the brilliant Boxer and somewhat lessthan-stellar The Hunter. Back to the day job then, and while ‘V.A.L.I.S’ and ‘Truth’ would both fit comfortably on 2004’s unconquerable Silent Alarm, the choice of Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta) as producer sees Four step into some bludgeoning territory. ‘Team A’ and ‘Kettling’ both feature some insane soloing (the latter in particular brings to mind Shihad’s Killjoy), while the manic drum pattern on ‘3 x 3’ only relents in time to allow Okereke to chant “No means no!” as a high-pitched “Yes!” sounds out a background counterpoint. It’s heady stuff and the production sheen highlights their rock aspirations, which belies their indie roots. More familiar sounding perhaps is first single ‘Octopus’, which is indeed a many-tentacled beast with it’s Blur-esque triplewoohoo’s, spiderweb vocals, and ‘Banquet’-jangle.

However, the best tracks on Four are those that mess with the formula, notably the unexpected slide-acoustic (think Howl-era BRMC) intro to the two-and-a-half minute ‘Coliseum’, which then launches into a crazed riff amid Kele’s proclamation “The Empire never ended!” Likewise ‘The Healing’ – drawn from the same mould as Silent Alarm’s ‘So Here We Are’ and Intimacy’s ‘Biko’ – provides a welcome mellow break. Its slowly-percolating charms are much less overt than a lot of the album. Elsewhere, ‘Real Talk’ begins as a reggae-shuffle by way of The Strokes, before being overtaken by a great falsetto towards the end. The slightly aimless ‘Day Four’ is supposedly the next single, the melancholic lyrical edge offset by an underlying 80s chord progression which isn’t as far removed from say, Icehouse, as you might think. I know! Regardless, Bloc Party are a fine band and while there’s little here to trouble the likes of former touring mates Foals – who have progressed much further in the complex math-rock stakes – there’s enough experimentation to keep things interesting. Designed to be played loud. WRITTEN BY CHRIS POLE

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WEDNESDAY 05 THE SEARCH FOR ANNE PERRY

MATT WHELAN PRIVATE LIVES

ASB HOUSE

Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… Quesadillas.

12.15PM

The best TV show around at the moment is… I’m addicted to The Walking Dead at the moment.

The real story behind Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures comes to life as told by acclaimed biographer Joanne Drayton. On June 22, 1954 Juliet Hulme (now known as Anne Perry) and Pauline Paker killed Juliet’s mother in a crime that rocked the nation. Hear Anne/Juliet’s most intimate details as told to Joanne in her most personal interview.

The best place for a date night is… The theatre. You’d get arrested if the police knew that you… This is like that “are you a terrorist” question. This questionnaire should be sent to all suspects in major cases and see if it slips them up.

FRIDAY 07 MICHAEL JAMES MANAIA  Q THEATRE 7.30PM, $35-45, QTHEATRE.CO.NZ SEASON: WED 05 SEP – SUN 09 SEP

Michael James Manaia is a poignant story about a New Zealand man who, after returning from the Vietnam War, finds himself at odds with his culture, his history and his memories. Packed full of dynamic theatrical action and colourful characters, we follow his journey through childhood, family, love, grief, violence, conflict and passion.

LEN LYE THE OPERA MAIDMENT THEATRE 8PM, $25-65, PATRONBASE.COM SEASON: WED 05 SEP – SAT 08 SEP

One of New Zealand’s most eccentric and acclaimed artists, whose work has been shown in museums around the world, has his most intimate side explored in this multimedia show. As an advocate of an open marriage and free love, Len Lye was a fascinating individual for both his work and his private life.

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Freddy Mercury on vocals, Keith Moon on drums, Jimi Hendrix on guitar and Sid Vicious on bass. And Jeff Buckley to open. What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg. Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? New World Devonport. Mainly in aisle’s 2, 4, 5 and 8. What happens when you mix Coca Cola with Pepsi? You either get a glass of Coca Cola with some Pepsi in it. Or a glass of Pepsi with some Coca Cola in it, depending on who’s telling the story. Your fantasy spirit animal is… I did an official online test for this one and it came back as an Otter.

People say you look like…I don’t know his name, but he was in an advertisement for Banana Republic wearing a white jersey. You’re just going to have to trust me on this one. Five celebs on your f**klist? My folklist includes, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Matt Corby. Kittens or puppies? Puppies. What generic current affair has your blood boiled? Anything involving a twitter account. Plug whatever it is that’s coming up for you. A classic Noël Coward comedy contemporized. It’s one of the funniest shows I’ve been a part of . SEE IT LIVE: PRIVATE LIVES THU 06 SEP - SAT 29 SEP

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SATURDAY 08 GODDESS AND MABS ROOM

PINK FLOYD DOUBLE FEATURE

THE BASEMENT

STARDOME 

7PM, $15-20,ITICKET.CO.NZ SEASON: TUE 04 SEP – SAT 08 SEP

8PM, $35, BOOKMYSHOW.CO.NZ

Emerging writer Sam Brooks wants to take you on a journey of fresh talent, new voices and unseen stories in his debut shows, Goddess and Mab’s Room. Brooks won the Playwrights b4 25 Award with the script for Mab’s Room and this talented young playwright presents the double-bill production.

Don’t be another brick in the wall – have your mind comfortably numbed by the wild lights and laser show at the Stardome as you sit back, relax and go on a mind-trip to the sounds of Pink Floyd. Your friends will wish they were there. Enough Pink puns for ya?

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Audience participation is essential! Explore your sexual side better than reading Fifty Shades of Grey as the Hootchy Kootchy Girls’ burlesque class teaches you some handy tricks of the trade as a way to tease, tantalise and just have a whole lot of fun!

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WEDnESDAY 05 GAME OF THRONES

FILM OF THE WEEK MOONRISE KINGDOM

PRIME, 9.30PM

For those who haven’t illegally downloaded both seasons one and two from the US (which is all of you, of course) or for those who didn’t shell out for SoHo, here is your chance to catch the addictive series free to air at last. This is one hell of a hot medieval drama, with lots of sex, gore and even comedy throne (get it) in. Get watching and get hooked.

THE BLOCK NZ TV3, 7:30pm

After months of blood, sweat, tears and domesticated unbliss, The Block NZ is down to the season finale, culminating with a live auction. We have followed the four couples over nine weeks as they have argued, renovated and watched paint dry. Who will make the most money above reserve on the night and pocket the $80,000 grand prize?

THE KILLING TV3, 9:30pm

Based on the Danish TV series (that rumour has it Kate and Prince William love to snuggle up in bed to watch), The Killing is a murder-mystery focused on the killing on a young Seattle girl. It’s a dark investigation that goes beyond the scene of the crime to look at the aftermath affecting her family.

THURSDAY 06

directed by WES ANDERSON Starring BRUCE WILLIS, EDWARD NORTON, BILL MURRAY

Writer/director Wes Anderson’s aesthetic leanings are difficult to define (Retro cute? Solemn whimsy? Painterly theatrics?), but very recognisable. His films are all composed with the precision of a Swiss watch, but they never completely lose sight of their humanity. Amongst all the elegantly affected framing and disarmingly effective music cues, the neuroses and desires of actual human beings shine through. His characters rarely behave like anyone who actually exists, but they remain relatable portraits. About halfway through Moonrise Kingdom, I feared Anderson’s dedication to visual and aural splendour had overcome his ability to tell a grounded story. That’s not to say I wasn’t enjoying myself. I’m all for films that are just about the aesthetics and this felt like the 300 of art house flicks. Shallow, but a joy to behold.

As the film approached the conclusion, however, a sense of underlying emotional richness began to shine through and I was able to embrace the story on all levels. Maybe it was the youth of the leads that initially kept me at arm’s length – no kids have ever talked or behaved like these two do. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand make the absolute most of their relatively brief screen time, but the real revelation in the film’s cast (beyond the insanely talented young leads) was Bruce Willis as the local Sheriff. I can’t remember the last time he was this good. As the most Wes Anderson-ish film Wes Anderson has ever made, Moonrise Kingdom won’t convert any naysayers to the cause, but fans of his work will have a ball. WRITTEN BY DOMINIC CORRY, FLICKS.CO.NZ

SATURDAY 08 FINDING NEMO 3D

MUSIC AND LYRICS

GENERAL RELEASE

TV2, 8.35PM

With everything getting the 3D treatment these days, why not add another one to the list? Focused on a young fish that loses his way – and ending up in a fish tank in Australia – Nemo is a story about the importance of family and friends. Naw. This popular kids flick will be even better as those sharks come out the screen at you.

Catch Hugh Grant being…Hugh Grant as a washed up ‘80s popstar whose life is reduced to working fairs and amusement parks. When he is invited to write lyrics for the stunning pop-diva Cora Corman (who looks like a skanky Taylor Swift), he finds he’s suffering from a case of 20-year writer’s block. Lucky for him, Drew Barrymore – his quirky plant lady – has a way with words.

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Real-life couple comedian Dax Shepard and Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s Kristen Bell team up in a fast-paced comedy/romance. Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson (Shepard) bails on his Witness Protection Plan to help his girl (Bell) get to Los Angeles. Hit and miss maybe?

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BAKERS COTTAGE 2 NEW BOND ST, KINGSLAND

A pie. The Kiwi staple and always a pleasure to indulge in at lunchtime. Nothing says Kiwi culture like a good, old-fashioned pie or custard slice. Admit it, baked goods are the way to go. Get everything from cakes and slices to pies and roast vegetable wraps (for those a little bit fancy) at the Bakers Cottage.

FILADELFIOS 150 COLOMBO ST, SYDENHAM

My new favourite pizza place, Filadelfios has always had a special place in my South Island heart. These guys do fantastic pizzas, from your simple Hawaiian to the more experimental, with Mexican toppings like nachos, and Indian style butter chicken.

Fortuna Level 3, SKYCITY, Corner Victoria and Federal Streets

Savour the exotic flavours of the Pacific at Fortuna this month with the ‘Taste of The Islands’ buffet. From Manuka smoked fish to kumara, chilli and coconut salad, pork belly with cinnamon roasted apples to Palusami’ - the uniquely Pacific flavours will brighten your day. All of your island favourites will have you salivating – there’s also fire-roasted sweet corn, roast potatoes with garlic and kawakawa and island chop suey. If that doesn’t get you going then the rotisserie chicken, glazed champagne ham and fantastic range of fresh salads and vegetarian dishes will. Still not convinced? Did we mention the extensive selection of desserts and ice cream... Plus get an entry into the draw to win one of four five-star SKYCITY Grand Hotel Extravagance Packages with every adult buffet lunch or dinner meal purchased during September.

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GIG GUIDE

SHIT WORTH DOING

AUCKLAND gig guide Wed 05

Lyrakill

Chango Rey

M1ssing T1me

9PM, Verona

Conch Records at BCC

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

funk n soul w/ cult 45 8PM, Ginger Minx

Invasion Of Piracy, Concrete Jungle, Halo Of Ashes 8PM, The Kings Arms

MayaVanya 6PM, Racket

Nigel Love and Grant Marshall 5PM, Sale St

9PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar 10PM, The Hangar

Mr Adam

7PM, Libertine

Occupational Therapy ft. Bobby Brazuka & Co. Ponsonby Social Club

Pat For President QF Tavern

Petra Rijnbeek & Paul Voight The Lumsden

R&B Jam Sessions 9PM, Juice Bar

Shepherds of Cassini w/ Hide & Tallow

Thu 06

Wine Cellar

1885 Live

9PM, Grace

6PM, 1885 Britomart

Acoustic Thursday w/ Eli 7.30PM, Neighbourhood

Acoustic Thursday ft. John Edwards

5.30PM, Northern Steamship

Slave to the Rhythm split radio w/ mixed crate liquid DnB 8PM, Ginger Minx

The Hideaway & Klassix from Paris 1885 Basement

The Masters At Work

Acoustic Thursday w/ Waylon

6PM, Racket

Andrew McLeod, Craig Hilton and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome exhibition

6PM, Tyler Street Garage

7.30PM, Nuffield St.

Root Down w/ Dean campbell

5PM, Audio Foundation HQ

Shepherds Of Cassini, Hide & Tallow & guests @ Wine Cellar

Calling Utopia North Island Tour

The Get Down

8PM, Rising Sun

6PM, Sale St

DJ Imagine This

The Hideaway

8PM, Snapdragon

6PM, 1885 Basement

DJ Jason Eli

The Wax Works: T-Rice

6PM, Commons

DJ Julian Dyne 6.30PM, Everybodys

Gina’s Revenge, Bright Child, Grrlfriendz & Jack’s Cold Sweat The Thirsty Dog

I Am Giant

8PM, The Kings Arms

Jazzmetazzz Sugar Bar

Keep Calm and Listen to Hip Hop 9PM, Rakino’s

Lisa Crawley

Union Post Brewbar

8PM, The Wine Cellar, $5

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

Dictaphone Blues, Poor You Poor Me, Grass Cannons & Paquin

Rob Hu, Trakman

DJ Aroha

6PM, 1885 Britomart

8PM, The Kings Arms 6PM, Commons

DJ Ben Wah

6PM, Northern Steamship

DJ Jazz, DJ Andy Jv 5.30PM, Neighbourhood

DJ John Holmes 6PM, Nuffield St

DJ Leza Lee

6PM, Chivas at The Deck

DJ Rose Alice, DJ Jason Eli

5.30PM, Everybodys

EDX

10PM, Be Club, $10

ALOHA! 1950 - A VINTAGE LUAU

8PM, Khuja Lounge, $15

TSG Live with Alisha 5PM, Tyler Street Garage

Zane T, Ultan Burke 6PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

ZM’s Little Black Dress Party No. 1 High St

Sat 08 Aroha

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

Dean Campbell, Ultan Burke

Free Thinkin’

DJ KMS

#Jusayin presents Ryan Hemsworth

DJ Submariner

9PM, Verona

InkCoherent

Rakinos

Lokey

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

Magik sessions w/ dick Magik Johnson 9PM, Ginger Minx

MUM Presents Shocking Pinks, Cruel Sluts & HDSPNS 10PM, Cassette Number Nine

Nigel Love 6PM, Racket

Oceania Storm OMG LOL - Hello Weekend Social Party 5PM, Upstairs @ Grace BaR

Onny Kaulima

11PM, 1885 Basement, Free

Darren Watson & The Flaming Mudcats

Photek - Modus Operandi Set

DEVILSKIN

Rhythm & Style

8PM, Backstage At Blacksalt, $10

10PM, The Hangar

Funkee Monkee Fridays

9PM, Tabac

Paper Cranes EP Release Party

8PM, Mt Eden Village Centre, $30

Tribe called West

Cult 45

Calling Utopia, Mile High & Ninja Monkey Band 8PM, Rising Sun

Soho Substance Sessions, Dan Aux & Onny Kaulima

Fashion Week After Party

7PM, Gemini Bar, $5

Fri 07

6PM, Libertine

7PM, Lewis Eady, $15

The Bacco Room 5PM, Sale St

10PM, Verona

9PM, Sale St

9.30PM, Snapdragon 5PM, Neighbourhood

DJ Jason Kyle

9PM, Northern Steamship

DJ Spooky

7PM, Everybodys

DJ Manuel Bundy

8PM, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

Earth

8PM, The Kings Arms, $40

Fred Everything & Alex Kid Toto/Montecristo

Dsko,Funk N’ Disorderly, FilthSquad, Aaron Pony,Oblis, Jesse B, Lou Way 10PM, Khuja Lounge, $5

Dust Up at Dawn, Frantik & Stone Monarch The Thirsty Dog

Gary On, Matt Off 7PM, Libertine

Going Global Music Summit Auckland 7PM, Galatos Live

Joshua Pritchard, Hannah Brewer, Sam Springett 7PM, TABAC, $5

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auckland gig guide #Jusayin 1st Birthday feat. Benny Tones, Amin Payne & Guests Rakinos

Ladies Night Up 5PM, The Hangar

Master James w/ benwah

9PM, Tyler Street Garage

Nigel Love, Alex Richards

Songwriter of the Year 2012: Schools Competition Grand Final

Diane Ponzia

8PM, Racket

The Bunker, Devonport

Tue 11

The Good, The Bad, The Sexy

Drake Sunday Sessions

open mic night at windsor castle

10PM, The Hangar

Acoustic Sunday Session w/ Eli Guttenbiel

3PM, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

The Drake

Shae Snell Toys For Kids Concert Green Bay High School

Mon 10

Acoustic Sundays feat. Hugh McCaroll

Club Connoisseurs

Wed 05

Fri 07

Sat 08

John Rowles - The Final Bow Farewell Tour

Brutalitees Birthday Bash #5

Calling Utopia, Mile High & Ninja Monkey Band

R?ga Gorakh Kalyan Balamohan Shingade

6PM, The Windsor Castle

Ponsonby Social Club

2PM, Sale St

Old Skool Saturdays with DJ Linely Latu

9PM, Ginger Minx

VIVA JAZZ QUARTET

TDK

Sun 09

Redrum sessions

7PM, The Kings Arms

Conch Sunday Grill

Oceania Storm

7PM, Chivas at The Deck

2PM, The Britomart Country Club

The KA Music Quiz

6PM, Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre

8PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar 7PM, Manurewa RSA

Britomart Sunday Service

8PM, The Windsor Castle

The KA Quiz

7PM, The Kings Arms

Worlds Greatest Quiz Night w/ Quizmaster Thane Kirby 7PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

6.30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

2.30PM, Neighbourhood

8PM, Audio Foundation HQ, $5

REST OF NZ gig guide

Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga

The Royal, Palmerston North

Bummerslam 2

Thu 06

11PM, Krazy Jacks, Tauranga

Cambridge Charity Concert

Bluewater Sports Cafe, Napier

Jo Little & Jared Smith

8PM, St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki, $15

Don Rowlands Centre, Cambridge Biddy Mulligans Irish Pub, Hamilton

Saving Grace

Groove Foundation Lyttelton Rough House Revival Swampfest 2012

The Stomach, Palmerston North

8PM, Players Entertainment Centre, Invercargill

The Sam & Eric Show

Swampfest 2012 Pop Up Sculpture

theSlacks

Sculpture, Palmerston North

Seismic Gastrobar, Rotorua Butlers Reef Hotel, New Plymouth

8PM, The YOT Club, Raglan

Lyttelton Rough House Revival

8PM, Savage Hall, Wanganui, $20

Rotorua Has Talent 2012

Unknown Peace N Tribal Conexionz The Commercial Hotel, Whakatane

Sun 09 Lyttelton Rough House Revival 2PM, Butlers Reef, New Plymouth, $30

7PM, Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua, $15

Sola Rosa: Low And Behold, High And Beyond Tour 8PM, World Bar, Queenstown, $27.50

Swampfest 2012

The Royal, Palmerston North

DUNEDIN gig guide Wed 05

Fri 07

Sat 08

Sun 09

Open Deck Night

Nightchoir ‘See The First Star’ Album Release Tour w/ Two Cartoons

theMurderChord NZ Tour

theMurderChord NZ Tour

Copa Bar

8PM, ReFuel, $15

The Warratahs

Sola Rosa: Low And Behold, High And Beyond Tour

Tono & Guests

8PM, Sammy’s, $21.50

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8PM, The Robbie Burns Pub, $10

Chicks Hotel


t SHIT WORTH DOING

WELLINGTON gig guide Wed 05

IMNZ Going Globlal Music Summit 2012 8PM, Mighty Mighty

Down & Dirty

Lyttelton Rough House Revival

Boston on Blair

Fuyuko’s Fables ‘Everybody is Weird’ Release Party

9PM, Bodega, $20

The Nick Granville Blues Band

9PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

Hotel Bristol

Kroon For Your Kai 7PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

Fri 07

View from Space, Fighting the Shakes & Hollywood fun Downstairs

Earth

8PM, San Francisco Bathhouse, $40

8PM, San Francisco Bathhouse

Bandeoke

8PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

Cosmic & Active present Bella Cajon EP Release

8PM, San Francisco Bath House

Dance Asthmatics, No Aloha 10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

Sandwiches

Tainted - The Forever Entrenched Tour 8PM, Bar Medusa

X-Ray Catz Hashigo Zake

Zoe Moon

4PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

Sun 09 Clube de Choro

9PM, Meow, $5

3PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

Hot Club Sandwich & Friends

Hobnail

Improv Cage Match

Meow

7PM, Circa Theatre, $18

Hot Cafe - Gypsy Jazz

The Troubles

Tunes of I

10PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

7PM, San Francisco Bathhouse

Sat 08

Photek

Newtown Cultural Community Centre

Old St Paul’s

Going Global Music Summit 2012

10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

8PM, Bodega

French For Rabbits, Eb & Sparrow & Matthew Pickering

Halcyon Drift, What Noisy Cats, Dijretts

Thu 06

Wilberforces, Badd Energy, Von Thundersvolt

The Lido Cafe

8PM, Meow

Little Bushman w/ Ryan Prebble

CHRISTCHURCh gig guide Wed 05

Shane Seward: Weekend Warrior Tour 8.30PM, The Monday Room

Dr Sanchez

Sola Rosa: Low W/ Behold, High & Beyond

8.30PM, The Monday Room

New Music Collective Presents Live At The Darkroom

8PM, Dux Live, $27.50

Fri 07

open mic night

8PM, the venue-musicbar

Antix

Saving Grace & Friends

10PM, The Bedrock Bar

Good Grief 9PM, Finnegans

Thu 06

Insane Jane

Kate Anastasiou

Kate Anastasiou

6AM, The Brickworks

Plastic Paco/ Governor Grey 9PM, Wunderbar

8PM, Dux Live

Tono w/ Hanna Harding & Ben Brown 8PM, Wunderbar

8.30PM, Darkroom

8PM, Dux Live

Thomas Coffey & The Grinders Album Release w/ Guests

8PM, Ciburb Bar

5PM, The Astro Lounge

Mike T

10PM, Revival Bar

Nightchoir ‘See The First Star’ Album Release Tour w/ Hanna Harding 8PM, Wunderbar, $15

Scared Scriptless

10.15PM, Court Theatre, $16

Sat 08

Sun 09

Bass Factory, Subtle & Kindred Sound Off

Kate Anastasiou

8PM, Dux Live

Branded

5PM, The Dux Live

Laura Hunter

3PM, The Astro Lounge

8PM, Ciburb Bar

Dr Sanchez

Mon 10

Mike T

Going Global Music Summit Christchurch

6PM, The Astro Lounge 9PM, CBD Bar

7PM, Dux Live

Kate Anastasiou

8AM, The Monday Room

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Listophile

NZ BOX OFFICE 1. Professional Griefers (Vocal Version) DEADMAU5 FT GERARD WAY

2. Through The Night DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH FT TOM CANE

3. War CASPA FT KEITH FLINT

4. No Place Like London TODD EDWARDS

5. Da Bop WTF

6. Youth In Trouble (Alex Metric Remix) THE PRESETS

7. Jamaica (Riva Starr Remix Edit) VAN SHE

8. War JACK BEATS FT DIPLO AND EXAMPLE

9. Get Stoopid BOMBS AWAY FT SEANY B

10. Settle Down (Major Lazer Remix) NO DOUBT

1. 45 The Gaslight Anthem

2. Live To Rise

1. The Expendables 2 2. Hope Springs

Soundgarden

3. Bright Lights

3. The Bourne Legacy

Gary Clark Jnr

4. Right Outta Nowhere Shihad

5. Runaways The Killers

6. The Brightest Light King Cannons

7. Knock Knock Band Of Horses

8. Bridge Burning Foo Fighters

9. Sweet Sour Band Of Skulls

10. Gold On The Ceiling The Black Keys

4. Total Recall 5. Moonrise Kingdom 6. Step up 4: Miami Heat 7. The Dark Knight Rises 8. Ice Age Continental Drift 9. Magic Mike 10. Ted


BARS

Shit worth dRINKING

DUX LIVE 363 LINCOLN ROAD

Dux Live is a purpose-built venue to get the most out of the acoustics, providing a perfect place for local and up and coming bands to showcase their stuff. It’s the perfect performance space in the heart of Christchurch and they are always looking for your talented support.

SNAPDRAGON 204 QUAY ST, VIADUCT HARBOUR

The flashing lights make it look like a show on Broadway, but Snapdragon has more than just show tunes to keep you dancing the night away. Actually, these guys pride themselves in their wines, with 28 varieties available by the glass and 60 by the bottle.

SALE ST

Set in the heart of the growing Victoria Park Market precinct, Sale St is a uniquely kiwi mega-venue that defines style. Sale St features a bar, an award winning micro-brewery, bistro dining, live music stage, Auckland’s largest deck and garden bar, and The Velvet Room private bar. The most intriguing little big bar in Auckland. This week’s musts at Sale St are The Get Down from 6pm featuring the Hipstamatics from 9pm. Expect a fantastic funk & soul DJ as well as a live band this Thursday night. And on Friday The Beat Council are jammin’ it up from 10pm with DJs getting you in the mood from 5pm.

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HIPSTER FRIENDLY

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COUGAR TOWN

DANCE FLOOR

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HEN/STAG DOS

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tours & events

Upcoming tours & events CLAP CLAP RIOT

Thu 13 Sep Refuel, Dunedin Fri 14 Sep Dux Live, Christchurch Thu 20 Sep Brewers Bar, Tauranga Fri 21 Sep Cabana Bar, Napier Thu 04 Oct The Royal, Palmerston North Fri 05 Oct Bar Bodega, Wellington Sat 06 Oct Rising Sun, Auckland

COLLAPSING CITIES ANIKA MOA, BOH RUNGA & HOLLIE SMITH

Thu 04 Oct St John’s Cathedral, Napier
 Fri 05 Oct All Saints Anglican Church, Palmerston North
 Sat 06 Oct Old St Paul’s, Wellington
 Sun 07 Oct Old St Paul’s, Wellington
 Wed 10 Oct St Andrew’s On Liardet, New Plymouth
 Thu 11 Oct Chapel of Christ The King, Hamilton
 Fri 12 Oct Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland
 Sat 13 Oct Holy Trinity, Tauranga
 Sun 14 Oct Civic Theatre,
Rotorua Wed 17 Oct St Michael & All Angels, Christchurch
 Thu 18 Oct St Michael & All Angels, Christchurch
 Fri 19 Oct Knox Church, Dunedin
 Sat 20 Oct First Presbyterian Church, Invercargill

Fri 14 September ReFuel, Dunedin Sat 15 September Darkroom, Christchurch

ENTER SHIKARI (UK)

Tue 18 Sep Zeal, West Auckland

EVERCLEAR (US)

Wed 17 Oct Juice Bar, Auckland Thu 18 Oct The Studio, Auckland

EXODUS

Sat 31 Dec Te Tumu Kaituna Reserve, Papamoa Beach

Thu 13 Sep Secret Location, Auckland

COROMANDEL GOLD 2012 Sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Ohuka Farm, Whitianga

Sat 22 Sep Powerstation, Auckland

GOING GLOBAL SEMINARS Thu 06 Sep CQ Conference Centre, Wellington Sat 08 Sep The Langham Hotel, Auckland Mon 10 Sep CPIT, Christchurch

GOING GLOBAL SHOWCASES

Thu 06 Sep Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sat 08 Sep Galatos Downstairs, AUCKLAND

GOMEZ (UK)

Tue 23 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland
 Wed 24 Oct The Opera House, Wellington

DEAR TIME’S WASTE

Sat 08 Sep Grey Lynn Library Hall, Auckland Fri 14 Sep Mighty Mighty, Wellington Fri 21 Sep 12 Below, Dunedin Sat 22 Sep Darkroom, Christchurch

MUMFORD & SONS (UK)

Tue 09 Oct Bodega, Wellington Wed 10 Oct Kings Arms, Auckland

NICKELBACK (US)

Fri 30 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

NICKI MINAJ (US)

Sat 24 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

NIGHTCHOIR

Thu 06 Sep Penguin Club, Oamaru Fri 07 Sep Refuel, Dunedin Sat 08 Sep Wunderbar, Lyttelton 

NZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Tue 28 Aug - Sun 16 Sep Hamilton Thu 13 Sep - Sun 30 Sep Hawke’s Bay Wed 17 Oct - Wed 31 Oct Masterton Thu 29 Aug - Thu 16 Sep Nelson Tue 28 Aug - Sun 02 Sep Palmerston North Thu 13 Sep - Sun 23 Sep Tauranga

OWL CITY (US)

Fri 16 Nov Powerstation, Auckland

DEVO, SIMPLE MINDS & THE CHURCH

PARACHUTE FESTIVAL 2013 GRIMES (CAN)

Thu 13 Dec San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 14 Dec The Kings Arms, Auckland

GRIZZLY BEAR (US) Tue 20 Nov The Opera House, Wellington Wed 21 Nov Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

Fri 25 Jan - Sun 27 Jan Mystery Creek, Hamilton

PARKWAY DRIVE (AUS) Wed 12 Dec Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

RADIOHEAD (UK)

Tue 06 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (US) Sun 13 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland

Thu 18 Oct Cabana, Napier Fri 19 Oct Bodega, Wellington Sat 20 Oct The Mayfair, New Plymouth Sun 21 Oct Gravity, Hamilton Fri 26 Oct The Powerstation Sat 27 Oct Leigh Sawmill, Leigh

Fri 12 Oct Town Hall, Auckland Sat 13 Oct The Opera House, Wellington Sun 14 Oct Otago Festival Of The Arts Tue 16 Oct Aurora Centre, Christchurch

HOT CHELLE RAE (US)

THE BLACK KEYS (US)

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Thu 21 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

NEKROMANTIX (DEN)

BILLY BRAGG (UK)

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Sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Daisybank Farm, Martinborough

CONVERSE ACTS OF DISRUPTION

Thu 27 Sep Bodega, Wellington Fri 28 Sep Naval Point Club, Lyttleton Sat 29 Sep Geraldine Cinema, Geraldine Thu 04 Oct Events Centre, Carterton Fri 05 Oct Fringe Festival, Hamilton Sat 06 Oct Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh

Wed 19 Sep The Studio, Auckland

LA DE DA FESTIVAL 2012

Sun 16 Sep Town Hall, Auckland

DON MCGLASHAN

BOW WOW (US)

Wed 12 Dec San Fran Bath House, Wellington
 Thu 13 Dec Kings Arms, Auckland

FAR EAST MOVEMENT (US)

Sat 15 Dec Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

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

LAGWAGON

Sat 10 Nov Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland 

Sat 03 Nov Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Mon 05 Nov ASB Theatre, Auckland

Fri 28 Sep Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Sat 29 Sep Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Mon 01 Oct CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch Wed 03 Oct ASB Theatre, Auckland Thu 04 Oct ASB Theatre, Auckland

Fri 08 Mar TSB Arena, Wellington  Sat 09 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Fri 02 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 03 Nov Town Hall, Wellington Sun 04 Nov Town Hall, Wellington Tue 06 Nov CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch

COLDPLAY (UK)

BEN HARPER (US) BILL BAILEY (UK)

ED SHEERAN (UK)

Thu 18 Oct TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Sat 20 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

EARTH (US)

Fri 07 Sep San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 08 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland

JAY SEAN (UK)

Sun 21 Oct Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, Auckland

REGINA SPEKTOR (US)

Mon 03 Dec Town Hall, Auckland


tours & events

Upcoming tours & events RHYTHM & ALPS

ROBYN (SWE)

Fri 28 Dec - Sat 29 Dec Terrace Downs, Christchurch

Thu 04 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT (US)

RHYTHM & ALPS SOUNDCHECK

Fri 21 Sep Civic Theatre, Auckland

RUSSIAN CIRCLES (US)

Thu 04 Oct Union Hall, Dunedin

Wed 26 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland
 Thu 27 Sep San Fran Bath House, Wellington

SHOCKING PINKS

Fri 07 Sep Cassette Nine, Auckland

SOLA ROSA

Thu 06 Sep Dux De Lux, Christchurch Fri 07 Sep Sammy’s, Dunedin Sat 08 Sep World Bar, Queenstown

VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS


Thu 01 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

STEEL PANTHER
 (US)

Tue 02 Oct Powerstation, Auckland

SUNN O))) & PELICAN
(US) Fri 19 Oct The Kings Arms, Auckland
 Sat 20 Oct Bodega, Wellington

TIM & ERIC (US)

Sat 06 Oct Powerstation, Auckland

WEEZER (US)

Fri 11 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland

WINTER WRAP PARTY Sat 08 Sep Ohakune

RHYTHM & VINES

Sat 29 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Waiohika Estate, Gisborne

RHYTHM & VINES SOUNDCHECK

Fri 05 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

SIX60

RICK WAKEMAN
(UK)

Sat 17 Nov ASB Theatre, Auckland

Sat 06 Oct Town Hall, Wellington
 Sun 07 Oct Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
 Mon 08 Oct Aurora Centre, Christchurch 

SMASH MOUTH (US)

Wed 17 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland

ANDREW KAY AND ASSOCIATES PRESENTS

“THE GREATEST ENSEMBLE IN THE BLOWN WORLD”

unravels“BLOFELD”

Commissioned by Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele

Directed by Ferdinando Chefalo

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“Th Mo e Pythnty of b on r mus ass ic”

SUN 23 SEPTEMBER ST JAMES THEATRE, WELLINGTON 0800 ticketek (842 538) / 04 384 3840 ticketek.co.nz

MON 24 SEPTEMBER AUCKLAND TOWN HALL, THE EDGE 0800 buy tickets (289 842) buytickets.co.nz

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TONO AND THE FINANCE COMPANY

Thu 06 Sep The Darkroom, Christchurch Fri 07 Sep Wunderbar, Lyttleton Sat 08 Sep The Robert Burns, Dunedin


ADRIAN BOHM PRESENTS

AWESOME NEW ZEALAND TOUR, GREAT JOB!

PLANETARIUM MUSIC SHOW

PINK FLOYD

‘DARK SIDE OF THE MOON’ & ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’

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Large Adorations “We started our collaboration around the fall of 2009”, wrote Annie Clark (St Vincent) on the project’s website earlier this year, “after being approached to write and perform a night of new music for charity.” Modest beginings for one of the most exciting music collaboration in, well, ages! A decision was made quite early in the piece to centre their efforts around - wait for it a brass band. Mutlally they liked the idea of the power and funk behind the potential, and so a mass exchange of ideas back and forth in every form: “wordless melodies, melody-less songs”. Byrne, for his part and first Clark her after the Dark Was The Night benefit concert at Radio City (organized by the Red Hot Organization) and then by coincidence they were both at charity gigs by NYC’s Housing Works – a charity that provides medical care. They were asked to collaborate on a fundraiser. “Annie suggested we use a brass band rather than the typical rock ensemble,” he writes on the website,”which would brilliantly solve the sound problems inherent in performing in a small joint like Housing Works. A brass band wouldn’t need mixing and could be heard acoustically in a room that size. They’d balance themselves”. Indeed even their early work was pretty funky, featuring elements from Byrnes early years with Talking Heads and his Brazilian influenced solo work. Juxtaposed throughout is Clark’s brilliantly disturbing arty signatures. “It was suggested,” says Byrne,”(that) we should write some tunes based on this brass concept, just a few to see if we could actually work together and to see if we both liked the results.” Well, time passed, music was exchanged, mixed and critiqued and “eventually we had a handful of songs and mutually decided that the concept was working and we would continue. I (still) found that writing words to this brass-centric sound meant I had to rethink my lyrical approach. Brass has many associations—marching bands, Italian banda, New Orleans bands, classical chorales, RnB and funk. In general it’s not a subtle sound, so the words had to respond to that”. And they did, working with a group of arrangers, usually passing midi versions of the parts created on computers. Then there was the individual work programmes, the release of albums, tours etc. “We both had other records and tours in the works, so this project was done in fits and starts”, but “by the beginning of 2012, we could see the end in sight and became more serious about wrapping it up and planning a series of performances. We did a photo session with photographer Richard Burbridge and Gabe Bartalos for the cover art and invited artist Steve Powers to create some typographical work to go over that”. The final result Love this Giant comes out on Fri 07 Sep, with the first single “Who” available on their website. Naturally tours are in final stages with Kelly Pratt (Bright Moments) leading a live brass ensemble group to tour with Byrne and Clark. There are a few artists whose album announcements actually get my fingers shaking and breathing erratic but these two are worth a look check out lovethisgiant.com to get a taste of what it’s all about. WRITTEN BY Tim Gruar ALBUM OUT: Fri 07 SEP


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Going Global Music Summit is a multi-day event with music industry seminars, featuring international speakers, alongside showcases featuring new music from national artists.

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ST-OLESEN (Big Hassle, USA) Spotify, Aust/NZ) WGTN / AKLD Great Escape UK, SXSW USA) RT (Sugaroo! USA) THANKS TO THE NZ MUSIC COMMISSION/NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING author 'Music in the Digital Age' UK) THANKS TO THE BRITISH COUNCIL

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Great Escape UK, SXSW USA Favourite drink? Beer/Dos Equis TRE FREE ENTRY Favourite restaurant/café? UK – Terre a Terre. US RD FREE ENTRY – Fran’s OUNTAIN / IPSWICH Favourite classic film? Is The Fifth Element considered a classic? Favourite childhood memory? Bringing the milk in for the very first time and glad I didn’t drop any of the bottles. I was about 4 years old Favourite party food? Kettle crisps Favourite vice? Weed, ganja, pot, grass Favourite song? Ummmm… at the moment… ‘Sailboat’ by Hyperpotamus Favourite meal? Mashed potatoes, mince, peas – all cooked by my mum Favourite cause? Teenage Cancer Trust Favourite ‘90s TV show? Oz Favourite word? Fuck Favourite album? While I’m Awake I’m at War – Flip Grater and Revolver – The Beatles Favourite venue? The Mohawk in Austin TX Favourite lyric? “Tomorrow never knows” – The Beatles Favourite candy bar? Peanut slabs (just can’t get them anywhere other than New Zealand though) Favourite current TV show? True Blood/ The Newsroom/Boardwalk Empire/Sons of Anarchy

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Newwest Records Favourite drink? Pepsi-Cola

for going global Favourite drink? It’s a close call: Ardbeg Uigeadail or Lagavulin 12 Distillers edition Favourite restaurant/café? Conch on Ponsonby Road – good coffee and great music on vinyl. Never found that perfect “long black / round black” combination bettered anywhere in the world Favourite classic film? Wings of Desire. Is that old enough to be a “classic”? Favourite childhood memory? Sunday morning kids’ radio. Don Linden and Merv Smith. Legends. Favourite song? Right now, it’s Martinho da Vila’s ‘Pra que dinheiro’. Ask me again in an hour. Favourite meal? Breakfast. Nothing better than a good poached egg. Favourite cause? Music Basti – a charity in Delhi run by friends. They bring music workshops into homes for children affected by extreme poverty. Absolutely lifechanging stuff Favourite album? I have two: Journey in Satchidananda by Alice Coltrane and The Overflow by Humphreys and Keen

Favourite current TV show? Archer

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Favourite takeaway? Zankou Chicken - Los Angeles, CA, US Favourite Classic Film? Children Of Paradise (French – 1945, Directed by Marcel Carne) Favourite childhood memory? Seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 Favourite party food? My wife Jennifer’s cream cheese, sesame seed and soy sauce appetiser Favourite song? ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ Favourite cause? Keeping Barrack Obama in office for another four years Favourite label to put on your own relationship? Deliriously happy Favourite ‘90s TV ahow? Twin Peaks Favourite album? Revolver Favourite venue? The Troubadour in Los Angeles Favourite lyric? “Like A Rolling Stone” Favourite candy bar? Hershey bar with almonds Favourite current TV show? The BBC’s new Sherlock Holmes

Favourite body part on you? Left shoulder. Original tattoo design by Otis Frizzell – a 40th birthday present from my wife Favourite lyric? “Just a puny guy on a blue-green ball / Got no problem with that thought at all” – SJD’s ‘Beautiful Haze’

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Favourite restaurant/café? Emily’s Lebanese Delicatessen in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

GOING GLOBAL SEMINARS Thu 06 Sep CQ Conference Centre, Wellington Sat 08 Sep The Langham Hotel, Auckland Mon 10 Sep CPIT, Christchurch


Global We spoke to a few of the speakers and bands that will appear at the free Going Global Music Summit seminars and showcases around the country in the coming weeks.

The Bands

MARK TURNER

TOM NELSON

LUKE KAVANAGH

THE EVERSONS Relationship status? I’m currently involved in a four-way relationship with three other dudes.

GLASS OWLS Favourite drink? Johnny Walker Blue Label.

SUNKEN SEAS Relationship status? Benji is a gentle considerate lover.




Any vices? Ladies and cigars.

Favourite drink? Old Fashioned.

First gig played? When and where? Our first gig was played at a mutual friend’s (Chelsea Metcalf aka Watercolours) birthday party out east in her garage. We had a different name back then.

Any vices? Cheesy stuffed crust. Please don’t ask us to compare crusts.

First gig played? When and where? Our first show was a house party in 2011. First gig in attendance? I used to watch The Wiggles quite a bit when I was a whipper-snapper growing up in Sydney. Captain Feathersword was my favourite. First album? I bought Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? on blue cassette tape. On the same record store visit, I also bought the Chumbawamba ‘Tubthumping’ CD single. Favourite current album? I’m still listening a lot to Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest. I’m still not sure how to pronounce it. When I grow up I wanna be? A man? Will I do the same things that turn me on as a kid? First job? I managed to trick a kid at school into taking bass guitar lessons from me when I was 15 years old. He’s way better at bass than I am these days. Guilty pleasures? I really like the salad burger from Burger King. SEE THEM LIVE: THE EVERSONS

First gig in attendance? First show I remember going to was either a show at the Howick Intermediate School hall with The Checks headlining. Or Artisan Guns first show at the Odeon. First Album? 2.B.A Master: Pokémon soundtrack. Favourite current album? I haven’t been listening to any current albums. I recently bought Jimi Hendrix on vinyl and I have been listening to that a lot. Default answer is probably Artisan Guns’ Coral. First job? Kitchen hand at my aunt’s café in Epsom. Guilty Pleasures? Antiques Roadshow. LAN parties. SEE THEM LIVE: GLASS OWLS

First gig played? When and where?
 San Francisco Bathhouse in October last year.
 First gig in attendance? Supergrass.

 First album? The Fat of the Land: The Prodigy. Favourite current album? Year of No Light: Ausserwelt.
 When I grow up I wanna be? Astronaut for sure, Mars looks awesome. First job? Chief taster at McVities biscuits.
 Guilty pleasures? Friday
Trance: Rebecca Black. SEE THEM LIVE: SUNKEN SEAS THU 06 SEP MIGHTY MIGHTY, WELLINGTON

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is the follow up to High Moon’s earlier Transformers: War for Cybertron. Since developing the earlier game, the studio has improved on the gameplay variety, fixed a few of the earlier title’s issues, and kept the combat familiar. The game spans 13 missions, split between controlling multiple Transformers on either side – in a similar way to War for Cybertron. In typical 1980’s fashion, some new characters show up out of nowhere while a couple of Decepticon jets from War for Cybertron are nowhere in sight. Although it offers a little more freedom in level design, Fall of Cybertron is about as linear as War for Cybertron. In addition, the levels are pretty short; this isn’t necessarily a bad thing – just as you’re sick of using one Transformer, you’re moving on to the next. There are a few issues: you may get stuck on an object or on the wrong side of a booster pad and need to slide to get out of it, which could easily get you killed. There are also plenty of cheap traps, reducing it to trial-and-error in parts. To its credit, Fall of Cybertron has addressed one of the key problems with War for Cybertron – the shortage of ammo in heavy firefights. Ammo is almost in abundance in every combat situation and visiting a store instantly restores your health and ammo to full. There are dozens of lines from the movies and nods to the cartoon throughout the game. While a remix of Stan Bush’s ‘The Touch’ is played during the credits, the Transformers do things they probably shouldn’t – canonically speaking, at least – in the background. Overall, it’s a superior game to War for Cybertron – from fixing the ammo situation to having a more variety in gameplay. The fact that you aren’t playing through two campaigns, which are virtually the same helps. It still offers up more for the aging Transformers fan, than the younger shooter fanatic. WRITTEN BY MORGAN BATES


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What’s the ethos of your magazine? Presence is about publishing New Zealand’s up-and-coming musicians, artists, writers, photographers, comedians and actors. Which historical figure had some wicked style? I always loved Twiggy’s mod style and Sailor Moon is also up there.

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What are the essentials for a man’s wardrobe? A bad-ass leather jacket. What are the essentials for a lady’s wardrobe? Cute knickers and socks. Everyone should own at least one good… Sound system. I love to blast my music in my car, my room and at work. Hyphenate three words to describe your style: Fun - weird - Asian school girl. See: presencemagazine.co.nz contributors email: presencemagazine@gmail.com


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Your New Tv Addiction IT’S HERE AT LAST! GROOVE GUIDE WRITER LAURA WEASER EXPLORES THE INS AND OUTS OF PRIME’S NEWEST ADDITION GAME of Thrones

It was a friend’s probing question that got me thinking about what it is that makes Game of Thrones so epic. Her question was, “So tell me, is it really as gory and sexual as I imagine it to be?” Yes, it is a lot of throat-splitting, rough sex, incest, beheading, rapes, torture and breasts. If you think you can look past these taboo scenes to enjoy what is also a fantastic and gripping medieval tale, then read on. Game of Thrones is based on a series of books called A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, adapted for TV by David Benioff (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and D. B. Weiss. The multi-layered series focuses on several families fighting to be the one to sit on the Iron Throne and have ultimate control over the land. It chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom’s noble families. Key families include the Starks at Winterfell, hardened Northerners led by Ed Stark; the Lannisters from King’s Landing are rich beyond compare and equally and manipulative and the Targaryens. (This is but a few, I’m serious when I say there are too many to name). Each episode focuses on different storylines, the first season is more of an introduction and season two is leading for battle. So what makes GOT (as it is known by those in the know) so good and scores it rave reviews around the world? It’s not just one element, but the way each piece ties in perfectly together to keep you gripped without leaving you totally hanging and then under delivering.

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Characters are a combination of good, bad, and downright disgusting. There is no holding back as women are mistreated, children are killed and the good don’t always come out victorious. And I love it. It’s the medieval times, things were far worse than they are now and far more barbaric. Good characters often find themselves in strife, unfairly, which often had me nearly in tears or cringing with fear. To feel something for the characters is the hardest thing to do in my opinion, but GOT really draws you in. There are characters I hate, some I find irritating and some I love. Emotional investment is the key to attachment and it makes or breaks a series. In terms of story development, there is always something different. One minute you are witnessing a series of head-lops, the next you are away over the desert watching a rouge learn to love his Queen in a moment of tenderness – all in the same minute. It’s a rollercoaster that keeps you on your toes and glued to the screen. GOT is incomparable to any other TV series. Unlike other “sword and sandals” type series or films, the violence and sex are not gratuitous, but an important part of the plot just as much as the dialogue. WRITTEN BY LAURA WEASER, laurasscreening.com Game of Thrones premieres on Prime on Wednesday, September 5, 9.30pm.


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