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03 - 09 OCT 2012 . NZ’S oNLY FREE WEEKLY STREET PRESS . ISSUE 431 . GROOVEGUIDE.CO.NZ


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NEWS GROWTH SPURT

Yep, it’s that time again. Homegrown have started announcing their line up for next year’s festival. Every year Jim Beam Homegrown has sold out, so don’t miss out. Line up includes: Shapeshifter, The Black Seeds, Katchafire, AHoriBuzz, Sunshine Soundsystem, Shihad, I Am Giant, King Cannons, Villainy, Clap Clap Riot, Homebrew, Savage, Pieter T, Zowie, Ruby Frost, Cairo Knife Fight, Weird Together, DJ Sir-Vere ft. Che Fu, PNC & K One, Illegal Sound Clash, The Babysitters Circus, Concord Dawn, The Upbeats ft. MC Tali, Opiuo, North Shore Pony Club and Thane Kirby vs. Felix5. The second and final announcement will be made on November 12th adding another 16 massive bands and DJ’s to the line-up.

Scan the QR code with your smartphone to go to Groove Guide’s mobile website for breaking news, reviews, interviews and more features.

SOMETHING FISHY

Auckland’s underwater attraction, Kelly Tarlton’s, has undergone a $5.5 million upgrade and re-launches over the weekend as the all-new Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium. We also do this cool social media stuff. @GrooveGuide facebook.com/grooveguide

Auckland Mayor, Len Brown, visited the new penguin enclosure to feed the animals on the eve of the re-launch. “Kelly Tarlton’s is an Auckland icon and I’m extremely pleased to be involved in the re-launch as the all-new Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium after a substantial $5.5 million refurbishment,” says Mayor Brown.

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GOLDEN BROWN

McManus Entertainment has announced the return of Blondie to New Zealand with special guests UK punk rockers The Stranglers. “I’m so excited to bring Blondie back to New Zealand. They enjoyed their first taste of success here back in the ‘70s and have a legion of fans awaiting their return, ” says promoter Andrew McManus. “Deborah Harry is like no other front-woman in the industry – fans can expect a firstclass show.”

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FOREVER LONG?

At the Foo Fighters end of tour show in New York on Saturday night Dave Grohl exclaimed “Without making a big deal out of it, we don’t have any shows after this. This is it, man.” “This is the show where we come out and we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again and this is the perfect place to do it, right now, tonight.” Sad times for Foo Fighters fans?

Our pick

SEE THEM LIVE: BLONDIE Thu 29 Nov Trusts Stadium, Auckland TICKETS ON SALE: Fri 05 Oct 
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RED DIRTY GIRL

Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys have announced one show in Vector Arena’s brand new Theatre Mode. She will grace the New Zealand stage once again this November with support from members of The Gunslingers Ball. This will be one of the first shows in the new theatre mode, which has a multiple fit-to-scale capacity plan for audiences of 1500-3000.  It becomes the sort of cozy ballroom/ theatre feel that most becomes an artist such as Emmylou Harris. SEE HER LIVE: EMMYLOU HARRIS Sun 18 Nov Vector Arena (Theatre Mode), Auckland TICKETS ON SALE NOW

MAPPED OUT AMANDA

Groove Guide and Frontier Touring are proud to that announce Amanda Palmer and her Grand Theft Orchestra will be back in January to play two intimate shows. The pioneer of the punk cabaret genre as both a solo artist and one half of The Dresden Dolls will bring tracks from her brand new album Theatre Is Evil intertwined with some of Palmer’s much adored classics from previous when she takes the stage in New Zealand next year.  SEE HER LIVE: AMANDA PALMER
 Sun 27 Jan Q Theatre, Auckland Wed 30 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington TICKETS ON SALE: 9am Fri 12 Oct

NO LONGER UP IN THE NZ AIR

NZ On Air have announced the 23 new music projects for the September Making Tracks funding round. The 23 projects were selected from a field of 123 applications, up slightly on the 111 applications in the August round. The artist’s receiving $10,000 towards recording a song and making a music video include: Goodshirt – ‘Sierra Leone’, Joseph & Maia – ‘Nothing I Can Do’, Katie Scott & Mahuia – ‘Living The Dream’, Ladi6 – ‘Ikarus’, Marlon Williams – ‘Bloodletter’, The Palms – ‘Sun’, Ria – ‘Typical Boy’, Streets Of Laredo – ‘Girlfriend’ and The Wyld – ‘Rome’. The artist’s receiving $6,000 for making a music video include: Artisan Guns – ‘Rain In Summer’, Cavell – ‘Last Summer’, DJ Lenium featuring K.One, DLove & Rickey Okay – ‘Want It’, Donell Lewis featuring Fortafy – ‘Missing My Love’, Go Stop Go – ‘If You Want It’, Iva Lamkum – ‘Blue Moscow’, Junica – ‘You’re My Sun’, Kids Of 88 – ‘The Drug’, Mile High – ‘The Past’, New Way Home – ‘Tides’, State Of Mind & Sasha Vee – ‘Black Raven’, Sweet & Irie – ‘Take Me Back To The Islands’, The Golden Awesome – ‘Autumn’ and Truth featuring Yayne – ‘Rain Dancer’. theaudience.co.nz have also announced the September wildcard as Franko Heke for his song ‘Vagabond’.

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PLAYING TESTING, TESING, 1,2,3 FAVourites GET READY FOR SUMMER: R&V’S SOUNDCHECK HAS A LINE-UP TO HAVE YOU IN THE CAR AND WAITING TO ROADTRIP.

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The fabulous crew that bring you Rhythm & Vines (R&V), the annual New Year’s party in Gisborne, are teaming up with masters the Ambient Group for the exciting live music event, Soundcheck. Topping the bill will be British Electronic act Nero (live), dubstep producer/DJ Rusko and rising UK singer-songwriter and record producer Labrinth, all supported by local mischief makers Home Brew.

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Ella Fitzgerald and Freddie Mercury. What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? Les Misérables. Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? Piha or 23 Cafe. What happens when you mix Coca-Cola with Pepsi? Pregnancy. Your fantasy spirit animal is… A sloth. Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… Roast lamb.

You’ll know about Nero. They’ve done Aotearoa several times, gaining a stupendous rep as the go-to masters. Back in 2010, ‘Electron’ was pumping the stage and it still goes off. You may have caught them at the final Big Day Out earlier this year, rockin’ up a storm in the Boiler Room. Normally the crew’ll do a DJ set, but this time it’s Nero themselves performing atop a huge stack of speakers/TVs/cassettes and other 8bit generation styled icons, mixing visuals and sound of mammoth proportions! They’ll rope in vocalist Alana and the lads (Joseph and Dan) are planning some Daft Punk-esque neon lit visors for a sartorial spurge. Then there is Rusko, the producer behind Britney Spears, the collaborator with Cypress Hill and the creator of more club air time than you’d care to mention. Rusko aka Christopher Mercer, dubstep extraordinaire, hails from Leeds and has caught the plane over before, playing the ASB Showgrounds back in early 2011. Apparently the gig was closed down for the use of “excessive bass”! With his floppy Mohawk flying around as he bounces on stage with an explosion of energy, he’s a force to be reckoned with.

Labrinth, known to his mum and nine siblings as Timothy McKenzie, might be Simon Cowell’s only non-TV act, but he’s made waves providing the beats for Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal. Best known for the track ‘Earthquake’, which fuses dubstep, R&B, hip hop, dance and monastic music into four minutes and 35 seconds of explosive excellence, he’s a man who lives his philosophies large! “My whole ethos is musical freedom,” he said in a recent interview. “I’ve really learnt that while developing myself over the last year.” The journey continues this October! One thing to note is that this year’s event has moved from Thursday to Friday night, with an R16 rating, making it more accessible for all. Of course, in keeping with the R&V flavour, organisers say the Soundcheck line-up will vary from the line-up for this year’s Rhythm & Vines in Gisborne, but will still provide some stonking beats for the city folk to enjoy! SEE THEM LIVE: R&V SOUNDCHECK FRI 05 OCT VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND

The best TV show around at the moment is… The Ridges, right? The best place for a date night is…     Kura. You’d get arrested if the police knew that you… Have dated five actors from different plays I’ve directed. People say you look like… Grayson Coutts. Gets confusing being mistaken for my best friend’s boyfriend. 

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What generic current affair has your blood boiled? Marriage rights debate. Plug whatever it is that’s coming up for you. I’m directing Death of a Salesman at the Maidment Theatre. It sold out and broke box office records this year in New York and Sydney. Don’t miss this Auckland production!  COMING UP: DEATH OF A SALESMAN THU 11 OCT - SAT 27 OCT MAIDMENT THEATRE, AUCKLAND

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AMANDA PALMER

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FRIDAY 05 MATTHEW PICKERING

R & V SOUNDCHECK

FAIRFIELD HOUSE

VECTOR ARENA

NELSON/AA 7.30PM, $10, DOOR SALES ONLY

8PM, $84-94, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

Wellington-based folk singer and songwriter Matthew Pickering spends his days in Parliament, documenting the aural history of the government. His music strong talent for storytelling. On the back of his third album, Matt is performing a number of string concerts around New Zealand.

RHYTHM & ALPS SOUNDCHECK UNION HALL

While the South Island brothers and sisters are getting down to the beat, the North Island doesn’t want to get FOMO. R&V Soundcheck is a chance for those who missed out on tickets to enjoy some of the acts as well. See big names Nero, Rusko, Labrinth and Home Brew dominate the stage.

LORD THE KINGS ARMS

$8PM, $45-55, DASHTICKETS.CO.NZ

Gearing up for the New Year’s festival season, one of the South Island’s newest and most exciting drum and bass/dubstep offerings Rhythm & Alps (not to be confused with R&V) is getting you in the party spirit with their sound check lineup, featuring Rusko, Benga, P-Money and local support. Party hard.

SATURDAY 06

After the success of their 2009 tour of New Zealand, Lord are back to promote their upcoming album Digital Lies. The Australian metal band are once again hitting Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington as well as a debut appearance in Dunedin. Local act Sonic Altar are lending a helping hand.

LEFT OR RIGHT XIIB

BODY FESTIVAL: SILENT DISCO DANCE-O-MAT

2PM, $5, DOOR SALES ONLY

It’s like that time you were on the bus, jammed out to the beats, making DJ hand movements and weird electronic noises with your mouth. Then you realised no-one else can hear it. Never fear, silent disco means everyone can join in with the sounds in your head, as they are listening to the same stuff! Groove the night away while keeping the residents happy through the power of headphones.

RICK WAKEMAN TOWN HALL

gig OF THE WEEK

7.30PM, $75-125, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

DANNO, SAM HILL & JAMES ASHWIN 1885

8PM, $10

Just a bunch of guys with catchy name, hanging out, playing some music sums up this Saturday night occasion at 1885. But don’t expect it to be like a barbecue in the backyard. The gig is set and ready to keep you up all night (until 3am at least) so put on your best pair of dancing shoes and get down.

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TAHUNA BREAKS SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE

8PM, $20, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

English-born keyboard extraordinaire Rick Wakeman is best known for his work with progressive rock band Yes (don’t know them, guarantee your parents do). He was last in Kiwi-land in 1975 when he performed with the Auckland Symphonia. Well, things are a bit different now, and his intimate show will make you feel like he’s playing just for you.

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From the band that couldn’t make up their mind (because they are ambidextrous), comes a project that was clearly well thought out. This fundraising gig is designed to get the band across the ditch to embark on their Australian album release tour. Go Kiwi go!

There’s something funky up in here, sounds kinda like summer. Oh wait, it’s Tahuna Breaks! Their forthcoming album may not be hitting the stands until 2013, but to celebrate the release of their second single ‘Smooth’, they figured, why not gig about a bit? They will also be previewing a whole bunch of unreleased tracks. Choice.

KARA GORDON & THE WRECKAGE GALATOS

8pm, $5

Kara Gordon, a man with many talents and many stories to tell. He’s been labeled a Maori gypsy, the white Hendrix, and a musical genius. Kara has traversed the globe, seeking out guitar greats to learn from, fueled by his ability to master different musical genres from jazz, to blues, classical to hard rock.


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ALBUM OF THE WEEK

SUNDAY 07

AMANDA PALMER

MEL PARSONS

THEATRE IS EVIL

DUX LIVE

7.30PM, $20, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

OUT NOW

Two-time Tui Award finalist Mel Parsons returns to the Christchurch with her full band of Rhythm Kings this spring for an intimate performance. Inspired by recent bands such as UK’s Mumford and Sons and Laura Marling, Parsons also draws on artists such as Cat Stevens, Paul Simon and Neil Young.

ANIKA, BOH & HOLLIE OLD ST PAUL’S

7PM, $68, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

The ladies of Kiwi soul, R&B and sultriness are on the road. Like a good old girls’ road trip, these beauties have formed New Zealand’s first female supergroup (TrueBliss doesn’t count) to combine their awesome and award-winning talents, putting together the most dazzling show you’ll ever see.

NEKROMANTIX BODEGA

8PM, $35, NZTIX.CO.NZ

Danish-American misfits Nekromantix make their debut in New Zealand this October. Led by the terrifying Kim Nekroman, the group have forged their own unique image and identity in the world of punk rock. Joined by guitarist Franc and the band’s first female drummer Lux, they inhabit a word of undead, pulling out the skeletons of rock ‘n’ roll.

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3PM, FREE

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The last we heard from Amanda was a self-released collection of road ditties that connected well with this part of the world because virtually every song had some innate connection with Australian or New Zealand – especially ‘Map of Tasmania’, which is about her, umnether-er-area!. Giggles aside, Palmer loves this part of the world and chose to make here latest album in Melbourne because it gave her the opportunity to enjoy the laid back culture from down under and to work with a bunch of “reconnaissance hacks … with musical super powers”: Michael Mcquilken, Chad Raines, Jherek Bischoff and producer/engineer John Congleton (“who’s worked with a zillion amazing people including St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, and Xiu Xiu”, according to Palmer). For various reasons, including the apathy of her former record company, Roadrunner, Palmer took to crowd sourcing to fund her latest record. And how! Raising over $1 million to record and tour the thing. Opening in pure cabaret, there’s the dark growls of the Weimar, courtesy of Australian artiste Meow Meow, before an explosion from the Grand Theft Orchestra of the ultranegative “Smile”. Is this some kind of reaction to Brian Wilson? An early highlight, ‘The Killing Type’, has a Talking Headsinspired chorus, with Palmer insisting she’s all innocent whilst clearly insinuating the opposite in perfect, dark pop. But my favourite has got to be ‘Do it with a Rock Star’ – “Do you wanna dance, Do you wanna fight, Do you wanna get drunk and stay the night?” A delicious glam-rock

proposition from an ego so big even Robert Plant was checking his look in the mirror. But all the while, she’s all the reasons her conquest should stay, all the while coming across as apprehensive and coy. “Wait, wait, wait – I’ll be fine in a minute”, ‘Grown Man Cry’ just scares me, starting out as a gawd-awful ’80s power ballad, complete with slamming doors, reverb for Africa and, Hallmark Card sentiment. That’s until Palmer gets hold of the neck and vigorously shakes the F-Off-punk cabaret-bejesus out of it. Elsewhere, more thumping on ‘Lost’, recalling Sleeper and Echobelly and a bit of New Romantics. ‘The Bed Song’ is devastating, but alarmingly funny. ‘Massachusetts Avenue’ describes a situation we’ve all experienced – a road in our hometown which vividly reminds us of someone is a drive down road she’s done before, if you remember ‘The Jeep Song’. Just watch she doesn’t run you down in the process. No doubt Theatre Is Evil is Palmer’s new masterwork, taking its influences from glam rock, new wave and punk. The hooks are epic, lyrics are clever, humorous and dark, but you can still rock out and spray paint your ex’s car or jump your boss. Either way, it’s Palmer at her usual, intense, witty, gothic best – except with a full on band. Strange in a way, because I’ve always just imagined Palmer bashing away on the keys, centre of attention, hands playing, brain and mouth somewhere else and all utterly engaging. Now, it’s like and Army of Palmers. Prepare to repel invaders. WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR

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ARTIST Q&A

WEDNESDAY 03 RHYS DARBY

EVE GORDON CIRCUS PERFORMER AND ACTOR

CBS ARENA Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… Vege lasagna! It’s mouth-gazmic.

8PM, $55-65, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

The best TV show around at the moment is… The Almighty Johnsons was pretty damn good, but I guess so was Game of Thrones. At the moment we’re on Doctor Who.

Sound effects specialist and comedian Rhys Darby heads home to the shaky city, presenting his new show This Way to the Spaceship. It’s asking the big questions in life – what will happen when the world ends in December? Is there an evacuation plan? Got your seat booked for the escape shuttle?

The best place for a date night is… I’ve had some hot dates at Hard Luck Cafe on K Rd, at Rakinos, in the park ... up Mt Eden ... am I saying too much?

FRIDAY 05 SPOOKY SCHOOL HOLIDAY SCARES SPOOKERS SEASON: WED 03 OCT - SUN 14 OCT 11AM, $12-70, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

Anyone who has been to Spookers knows it’s a brown alert situation if you catch my drift. But there is no reason why kids can’t experience the fright these school holidays too! The experienced actors adjust the scares to suit the age of their prey, taking them through crazy rooms and clown-infested areas.

PRIVATISING PARTS BATS THEATRE SEASON: WED 03 OCT - SAT 06 OCT 6.30PM, $15-18, BATS.CO.NZ

Helen Clark is the last person you’d imagine someone to be romantically obsessed with, but Richard Meros is a young man with a strange desire. After his love turns bad, he proposes we must combat the dystopian control exercised by love, lust and marriage.

SATURDAY 06

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Can I please put Freddie Mercury onstage with Nina Simone? I’d love to hear them as a duet singing songs by and with Al Bowlly! What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? Can’t wait to see Superman next year (Man of Steel)! Looks like they got the vibe just right. Superhero films are totally my favourite! Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? All over town. My favourite spots are The Golden Dawn, Cassette Nine, Calendar Girls... (laughs). What happens when you mix CocaCola with Pepsi? The devil appears. Your fantasy spirit animal is… Nekobasu – The Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro.

You’d get arrested if the police knew that you… Had a room of child slaves working for me so I can do everything I need to do in life. People say you look like… Everyone! I always get told I have a doppelganger somewhere. That’s one of the reasons I’m so stoked with my coloured hair at the moment. It’s so... unique! Kittens or puppies? Both ... at war! What generic current affair has your blood boiled? Religious extremism ruling over empathy with other human beings. SEE HER LIVE: THE BARTERED BRIDE SAT 13 OCT ST JAMES THEATRE, WELLINGTON TUE 16 OCT ST JAMES THEATRE, WELLINGTON THU 18 OCT ST JAMES THEATRE, WELLINGTON SAT 20 OCT ST JAMES THEATRE, WELLINGTON

Sunday 07 TIM & ERIC

AMBURY FARM DAY

THE POWERSTATION

AMBURY REGIONAL PARK

7PM, $69, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

Tim and Eric’s show is, well, awesome! The US TV show began in a dark corner on late at night on Cartoon Networks Adult Swim in 2007. It has now taken the world by storm with its satirical humour, faux commercials and public access TV styles music acts. Not to mention dancing and poetry.

City kids: put down your fancy Xbox and latte. It’s time to embrace farm life. Ambury Farm Day is all about making farming fun. Sure there is that smell of sheep shit and mosquito bites from the grass, but welcome to real life! Get out and experience the cool stuff like shearing, butter making, and the ol’ gumboot throwing.

RITA AND DOUGLAS

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KINGS & QUEENS PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

8PM, $25-44, TICKETDIRECT.CO.NZ

In this tribute to artist Rita Angus and composer Douglas Lilburn, Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Michael Houstoun join together to present the words, music and images of these two iconic figures. Playwright Dave Armstrong has skillfully assembled excerpts from Angus’ letters against the backdrop of Lilburn’s music.

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PLANETARIUM MUSIC SHOW

PINK FLOYD ‘DARK SIDE OF THE MOON’ & ‘THE WALL’

Miss  Fletcher   Sings  the  Blues

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9TH OCTOBER

8PM

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Re-live two of the greatest rock albums of all time with surround sound in the planetarium theatre at Stardome. 18+ event that includes two glasses of wine.

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FILM OF THE WEEK

THURSDAY 04 DREDD

LOOPER

GENERAL RELEASE

95 MINS

Forget what you think you know about the 80s Stallone-style Judge Dredd. New Zealand’s own Karl Urban is a new, tougher, gun-hardy Dredd, out to inflict some serious justice on the drug taking crazies. More closely based on the comic strip of the same name prepare for bone-crunching, blood-spitting, teeth-pulling brilliance.

PITCH PERFECT GENERAL RELEASE

112 MINS

Toted about as this year’s Mean Girls, this is about the highs and lows of an a cappella singing group out to hit all the right notes. High school cliques and bitching one-liners ensure some solid comedy moments. Starring Anna Kendrick (Twilight) and Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids).

BREAKING BAD FOUR, 10:30PM

The wildly addictive and outrageously successful Breaking Bad comes to its finale once again as season four draws to a close. Things are heating up and about to get explosive as Walt (Bryan Cranston) decides it’s time to make sure Skyler (Anna Gunn), Junior (RJ Mitte) and Holly are safely ensconced at Hank’s house. Will everything go to plan? Probably not. You don’t want to miss this.

SUNDAY 07

directed by RIAN JOHNSON Starring JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, BRUCE WILLIS AND EMILY BLUNT

It comes as a relief that Rian Johnson’s time travel crimenoir Looper attempts to minimise the convoluted mechanics of time travel where it can. The film’s conceptually meaty premise – hitmen called “loopers” knocking off targets sent from the future – only offers a one-way street, while it also takes a moment to sit its protagonists down to have a tongue-in-cheek exchange about not scrutinising too intensely how it all works (“We’ll only end up drawing diagrams on the table with straws”). The first half of the film zips along like the dream movie Johnson was born to make, jammed with clever ideas and dynamic direction. From the room-silencing blunderbuss bang of the first execution, Looper’s pleasures are plenty: an economically imagined near-future with elements of extreme class divide, genetic mutation and hovering transportation; the surprisingly gruesome consequence of a looper failing to “close the loop”; the delightfully tense confrontation

between Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s junkie looper Joe and his older self, played by Bruce Willis. Gears shift in the second portion considerably, slackening the kinetic thrills and stranding young Joe out in a cornfield with Emily Blunt and her weirdo son. It’s tricky to discuss without ruining crucial plot developments, but a search for a master criminal is involved, and if Johnson doesn’t quite have the means to pull off a completely emotional ending, he deserves kudos for taking things into a slightly risky, left-field path that’s all too rare in movies these days. Gordon-Levitt’s make-up is unnecessarily elaborate, but he does good Willis – maybe even better than Willis himself, whose range seems to have shrunken, if possible, so much over the years that I literally have to turn my head away whenever he emotes. WRITTEN BY AARON YAP, FLICKS.CO.NZ

TUESDAY 09 BATHURST 1000

DON’T TRUST THE B*** IN APARTMENT 23

TV3, 10AM

FOUR, 8:30PM

Watching cars go around and around a track for an entire day? No doubt you are a Bathurst expert then. Weigh in on the Ford versus Holden debate, and witness the ultimate test of racecar driving endurance for a grueling 1000km in the hot Australia track.

When he’s no busy being an internet meme, former Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek is playing a caricature of himself on Four’s brand new show. The comedy focuses on June (Dreama Walker, Gossip Girl) whose big city dreams are dashed after just one week in New York when she ends up living with wild child Chloe (Krysten Ritter).

THE SIMPSONS

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BLU-RAY release

Tonight see Bart’s ghosts of girlfriends past. New Girl, Zooey Deschanel reprises her role as Mary Spuckler, the hillbilly daughter of Cletus, who Bart almost married in Season 19. Other ex-girlfriends Gina (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Darcy (Natalie Portman), Jenny (Anne Hathaway), and Nikki (Sarah Silverman) in cameo roles.

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MEXICALI MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Who doesn’t love a good helping of tacos and burritos? As a cheaper alternative, head to Mexicali for the spicy taste of tequila’s birth place. Grab a bowl of corn chips and fresh salsa, or go for one of their delicious salads: fresh greens, meat and served in a taco shell. Win.

DUKE CARVELL’S SWAN LANE EMPORIUM 6 SWAN LANE

Almost like Swan Lake, but without the ballet and the tutus and actual swans, the Emporium is a hideaway, with a great selection of tapas, platters and drinks making it the perfect space for communal dining with a great atmosphere.

MISS MELICIOUS CUPCAKES

There are three words every girl loves to hear: cakes, cupcakes, cookies. They’ll try to deny it, but face it, who doesn’t love sugary treats at the end of a hard day? Ok, it’s the guys too. Everyone loves sweet goodies. And if it is specialty cakes you need, look no further! They can craft even the trickiest of designs. Missy, the Mumma of this store has just published her first book. Be sure to pick it up from all good book stores.

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DAYTIME

DATE night

OPEN LATE

CASUAL DINING

NEW KID

CHEAP AND CHEERFUL

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

TAKEAWAY

OUTDOOR

SHARE

auckland EATERIES AGENTS & MERCHANTS

6-10 Roukai Lane (09) 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.

BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

DE POST

466 Mt Eden Rd (09) 630-9330 Your local in the heart of Mt. Eden with over 100 beers available and superb food.

MEXICO

23 Britomart Place (09) 366-1759 The Strand Takapuna (09) 280-1487 Vibrant Mexican street food served with margaritas, tequila and Mexican Beer. Arrive early for a table.

HERNE BAY LOCAL

MOOCHOWCHOW JAM ORGANIC CAFE

33-35 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna 4861-600

CHAPEL

23 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-6262 Like a stroll through the fragrant night markets & food stalls of Bangkok, MooChowChow is a boost to the senses.

147 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-4528

LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR DEPOT

86 Federal St (09) 363-7048

37 Drake St (09) 379-8167 The focus: people who want to enjoy each other’s company with a great glass of wine and tasty plates.

50 Customs St East (09)368-5315 Fresh, affordable bistro dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Designed to share.

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PINXTOS (Opening October)

37 Drake St (09) 929-2790 Taking its cue from the Americas, but with an Antipodean twist.

VERONA

169 K’Rd (09) 307-0508 Celebrating 20 years on K’Rd. Open 10am till late seven days with intimate booths live music, gourmet food, cocktails & organic tap beer.

THE WINDSOR CASTLE 935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

LIBERTINE

244 Ponsonby Rd (09) 376-9909

128c Ponsonby Rd Bar*Cafe*Tapas

ORVIETO CAFE

District Dining

7 Sale St (09) 307-8148 Bistro dining, award-winning microbrewery celebrated garden bar and very private Velvet Room!

THAI ME UP

170 Jervois Rd 376-5367

31 Galway St (09) 303-2541 Gourmet pizzas, tapas and a famous high tea service

SALE ST

144 Parnell Rd (09) 356-3650 Established in 1847, one of Auckland’s earliest surviving hotels serving gastro pub food in a comfortable, unpretentious environment.


GIG GUIDE

SHIT WORTH DOING

CHRISTCHURCH gig guide

REGIONAL gig guide

Wed 03

Candyland

7PM, Wunderbar, $5

Wed 03

Sat 06

Jam Session

Double Trouble

Open Deck Night

1814

Becks Southern Alehouse

Jane Wishart

8.30PM, The Brewery

LORD New Zealand Tour

8PM, UCSA Foundry Bar, $10

Phoney Dog EP Release Tour w/ Anthesiac & Friends 8PM, Dux Live

7.30PM, The Woolston Club 6PM, The Astro Lounge

Famous Few

7.30PM, The Stock Exchange

Mana Whanau 10PM, The Brewery

Metal-Soc present their October Big Bash

Thu 04

Scared Scriptless

Body Festival: Silent Disco

Studio 54

10.15PM, Court Theatre, $16 10.30PM, Pegasus Arms

The Crystal Set

Kate Anastasiou

9PM, Becks Southern Alehouse

Opshop - The “Hits & Giggles” Tour w/ Brendhan Lovegrove

Sun 07

8PM, Clink

8PM, Dux Live

SuperFood

Wunderbar, Lyttleton

The Music is Bond… James Bond CBS Canterbury Arena

Kate Anastasiou 3PM, No 4

Mark & Brendan 7.30PM, The Brewery

Mel Parsons

Thu 04 A Taste of Summer

Mrs Parker & Friends, Gisborne

Clap Clap Riot Nationwide Tour w/ Special Guests

The Royal, Palmerston North

The Free House, Nelson

Rhythm & Alps Soundcheck

Union Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin

The Classic Hits Acoustic Church Tour 2012: Anika, Boh & Hollie

7PM, St John’s Cathedral, Napier, $67.50

Fri 05

Willie McArthur

1814

Beach Breaks w/d DJ Dmand

4PM, Ciburb Bar

Kate Anastasiou

An Intimate Evening w/ Rick Wakeman

5PM, The Astro Lounge

7PM, Aurora Centre, $125

Paul Ubana Jones & Tony Majdalani

Kate Anastasiou

Hilltop Tavern

The Blue Onesies’ Plums EP Release Show

8PM, The Monday Room

Nuttin Trivial - Quiz Night

6.30PM, Pierside Cafe

9.30PM, Darkroom

The Riot Act

8PM, Wunderbar, $5

Tue 09

The Shameless Few

Willie Open Mic

8PM, Ciburb Bar

Sat 06 Battle of the Bands - Jazz

8PM, New Brighton Ampitheatre, $45

7PM, Alvarado’s

Will Frost

12PM, Ad Lib Cafe & Deli

Heterodox Recording Fundraiser 9PM, The Cabana, Napier

One Vibe… Summer Rhythm Show

Fri 05

8PM, Club 604

9PM, Refuel, Dunedin

Mel Parsons & The Rhythm Kings

8PM, Fairfield House, Nelson, $10

6PM, The Astro Lounge

DJ Dale

Ded Sparrows, Sonic Ted, Dinosaur Santuary, Astro Children

Matthew Pickering - Up at the Bunkers Release

8.30PM, Dux Live

Mon 08

Void, Hamilton

Matthew Pickering w/ New Vinyl and Rebecca Schofield

Natalie Elms

Pierside Cafe & Bar

Kaiah Bar, Rotorua

Blacklisted

Dr Sanchez

8PM, Dux Live

Dance-O-Mat

Copa Bar, Dunedin

Harbour St Theatrette, Oamaru

Denbigh Hotel, Feilding

Phoney Dog EP Release Tour 12 Below, Dunedin

Ryan Kershaw On Tour The Royal, Palmerston North

TastyBrown Album Tour feat. Soulovus

The Basement Bar, New Plymouth

The Mayhem & Miracles Twerk Tour Boiler Room, Whakatane

Yebiisu

9PM, Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai, $10

Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

Don McGlashan

Sun 07

French for Rabbits

Blacklisted

The Meteor, Hamilton

8PM, Whanganui Savage Club Hall, Whanganui, $10

The Badcave, Palmerston North

Left Or Right Australia Tour Fundraiser Show 12 Below, Dunedin

Phoney Dog EP Release Tour

Albert Town Tavern, Wanaka

The Classic Hits Acoustic Church Tour 2012: Anika, Boh & Hollie

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7PM, All Saints Church, Palmerston North

The Shot Band

The Boathouse, Nelson

Upper Hutt Posse - Declaration Of Resistance Album Tour 2012 9PM, Billiards Ballroom Saloon, Whangarei, $10

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SHIT WORTH DOING

WELLINGTON gig guide Wed 03 Cure Motel, Rueben Stone Hit Factory, New Hang Ups [Melbourne] 10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

HDSPNS EP Release 9PM, San Francisco Bath House, $5

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

Tunes of I w/ The No Problemos Bodega

Thu 04 Bandeoke

8PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

Emma Davey & The Monks of Cool 8PM, Hotel Bristol

Jimmy Garden 8PM, Meow, $10

Late Lounge: The Shot Band The Dowse Art Museum

SHAKAHN w/ support from SPOOK THE HORSES 8PM, San Francisco Bath House, $10

The Wanted Sessions: Ping Pong Country 8PM, Mighty Mighty

Throw it to the Fire & friends

Tahuna Breaks

9PM, San Francisco Bath House

8PM, Bodega

Fri 05 Clap Clap Riot Nationwide Tour w/ Special Guests Bodega

Cuda Sisters Have Landed

4PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

Sat 06 An Intimate Evening W/ Rick Wakeman

7PM, Wellington Town Hall, $75 10PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

Black Spider Stomp

Evil Genius Records First Birthday Weekend Celebrations

Capital Chaos

Fish n Chip Friday w/ Emily Fairlight & Band Burgundy Room

Get The Sun Afro Latin Fiesta

6PM, Newtown Community Centre, $10

Karaoke Dick

9PM, Burgundy Room

Los Jineteros

10PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

J’ville City Nights, So Laid Back Country, Sunshine Suite, The AV Suite 9PM, Meow

NZSM Firday Lunchtime Concert: Colin Hemmingsen

Thee Mighty Evil Birthday party 9PM, Mighty Mighty

These Rough Notes Te Papa

Bella Cajon

10PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

Evil Genius Records

The Paul SakerNorrish Trio

Hashigo Zake

3PM, Medusa, $15

Evil Genius’ 1st Birthday Party with Nudge, The Mantarays, Delaney Davidson 10PM, Mighty Mighty, $10

Ikonika, Riki Gooch, Benny Tones, Estere, LRD JXN 10PM, San Francisco Bath House, $20

The Classic Hits Acoustic Church Tour 2012: Anika, Boh & Hollie

7PM, Old St Paul’s, $67.50

Sun 07 Improv Cage Match 7PM, Circa Theatre, $18

Louis Baker

Evil Genius Records

Paul Ubana Jones & Tony Majdalani Downstage Theatre

Recovery Sessioons 3PM, The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

The Classic Hits Acoustic Church Tour 2012 : Anika, Boh & Hollie

8PM, Old St Paul’s, $67.50

The Troubles 8PM, Meow

The Heavy Crooners

The Glasshouse Bar, Upper Hutt

The Minor Fall, The Brooks, Monty Bevins 9PM, Meow, $5

Tue 09 Nekromantix 8PM, Bodega

NZSM Concert Hall

auckland gig guide Wed 03

Thu 04

Funk Me All Night Long

BUCKET BOY: A New Play by Ashton Brown and Kat Glass

Acoustic Thursday Ft. John Edwards

General Lee

Conch Records

Acoustic Thursday w/ Eli

7PM, The Basement Studio

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

Creative Jazz Club 8PM, 1885 Basement, $10

Dirty Diana 7PM, Chapel Bar

Grant Marshall & Nigel Love 5PM, Sale St

MayaVanya 6PM, Racket

5PM, Northern SteamShip

7PM, Neighbourhood

Acoustic Thursdays with Waylon 7PM, Nuffield St.

BUCKET BOY: A New Play by Ashton Brown and Kat Glass 7PM, The Basement Studio, $20

Cian

6PM, Commons

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8PM, The Corner Store 7PM, Chapel Bar

Imagine This 8PM, Snapdragon

Jason Eli

6PM, Commons

Lyrakill

9PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

Old School DJs: Murray Cammick, Manuel Bundy 6PM, Racket

Robyn

Powerstation

Root Down with Frank Booker

6PM, Tyler Street Garage

Selecta Sam and Grant Kearney 6PM, Sale St

Shake, Stir and Sing 7PM, THe Windsor Castle

Stella Brennan exhibition opening Suzie Gorodi screening 5PM, Audio Foundation

The Wax Works: T-Rice

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

Till Death Us Do Party w/ Guests The Kings Arms

Tido

6PM, Everybodys

Tina Turntables 7PM, Libertine


t SHIT WORTH DOING

auckland gig guide Fri 05

Onny Kaulima

Dylan , Zane-T

Sun 07

#JUSAYIN PRESENTS: FEW CHUR LAB, MFP, Christoph el Truento, Si Res

Rhythm & Style

Frank Booker

An Intimate Evening With Rick Wakeman

Rhythm & Vines Soundcheck

Franko/Pete

9PM, Rakino’s Cafe, $10

Adam, Alias

9PM, Snapdragon

Andy

6PM, Commons

Anthony Stretch 8PM, De Post

Blacklisted

10PM, Whammy Bar

Brett Polley

7PM, Merchant Bar

BUCKET BOY: A New Play by Ashton Brown and Kat Glass 7PM, The Basement Studio, $20

10PM, 1885 Basement 5PM, Sale St

Vector Arena

R&V Soundcheck Afterparty 1885 Britomart

Rose Alice

6PM, Nuffield St.

Solly, Jazz

5PM, Neighbourhood

Submariner, Jason Eli 5PM, Everybodys

Take 2

8PM, The Patriot

The Friday Blender 8PM, Chapel Bar

Come Down Kid EP Release

Tido

David Shanhun

To Be Continued... The Unofficial Afterparty at Be Club

Wine Cellar

7PM, Goode Brothers

David Shanhun 9PM, Florries

Double Dutch 5PM, Chapel Bar

Dylan C

6PM, Commons

9PM, Be Club

TSG Live with Longboss, Frank Booker ft Lewis McCallum

5PM, Tyler Street Garage

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

Eddie Manukau 8PM, Basalt

Sat 06

GOON

A Ponsonby Institution

8PM, Backbeat Bar

8PM, Chapel Bar

Jason Kyle, Normski

Adam

6PM, Northern SteamShip

9PM, Northern SteamShip

Kara Gordon & The Wreckage Album Release Show

Aroha

Galatos

Kirk James, TDK

5PM, The Britomart Country Club

BUCKET BOY: A New Play by Ashton Brown and Kat Glass

6PM, Racket

7PM, The Basement Studio, $20

Lo Key

Clap Clap Riot Nationwide Tour w/ Special Guests

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

Magik Sessions

9PM, Rising Sun

Mark Tronson

Converse All-Stars w/ People of Paris, Paydirt & more

9PM, Ginger Minx

8PM, Moretons Bar

Pat 4 President

8PM, Elephant Wrestler

Mr Adam

6PM, Libertine

Nigel Love, Dan V

6PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

1885 Britomart

Danno, Sam Hill

10PM, 1885 Britomart, $10

DJ Sister Act 4PM, Chapel Bar

DON McGLASHAN

9PM, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, $32

5PM, Neighbourhood 7PM, Everybodys

7PM, Merchant Bar

Good At Being Bad, Bad At Being Good 11PM, 1885 Basement

KMS, ExMixKid

7PM, Bruce Mason Theatre, $75

Britomart Sunday Service

2PM, The Britomart Country Club

Conch Sunday Grill Ponsonby Social Club

9PM, Snapdragon

Craig Anthony

Master Jams with Benwah, Solly

DeeWhy and In Session

2PM, Glen Eden RSA

7PM, Tyler Street Garage

2PM, Sale St

Metaltower Album Release Show w/ Winter Deluge

Ladies Day Up

9PM, The Thirsty Dog

Music Box

12PM, The Hangar

Pat 4 President 2PM, Merchant Bar

North Shore Pony Club

Sunday Session with the Sentimental Sound System

10PM, Racket

3PM, Chapel Bar

Night Rides

Tattletale Saints

8PM, Rickshaw Eddys

Rainbows End

Corelli’s Cafe

P-Money

10PM, Be Club, $5

Page3 and DeeWhy 7PM, Sale St

Pat 4 President 8PM, The Patriot

Sex Pest Gaytime PCP Eagles 9PM, Whammy Bar, $5

Spooky

7PM, Commons

Mon 08 Blacklisted Zeal

Club Connoisseurs 6PM, Chapel Bar

Kings Arms Music Quiz 9PM, The Kings Arms

Viva Jazz Quartet 7PM, Windsor Castle

Supanova feat. Fortafy Nova Night Club & Bar

Supervillains RMC 1st Yr B’day Bash 8PM, The Kings Arms

Tahuna Breaks The Studio

TDK, Jordan Momentus 8PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

The DT

8PM, De Post

Tido

Tue 09 Deirdre Tarrant 9PM, Q Theatre

Kings Arms Quiz 9PM, The Kings Arms

open mic night at windsor castle 8PM, Windsor Caste

Tempo Dance Festival 2012

7PM, Commons

7PM, Q Theatre

Upper Hutt Posse - Declaration Of Resistance Album Tour 2012

Tuakana

6PM, Q Theatre

9PM, Verona, $10

Wolf Pack

8PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

Yam Jam DJs (all night) 7PM, Libertine

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BARS

Shit worth dRINKING

SALE ST 7 SALE ST

Located in the heart of Victoria Park Market in Freemans Bay, Sale St is a venue that encompasses everything from an award-winning microbrewery to Auckland’s largest deck and garden bar. What’s more, Sale St is a hot destination for live music: DJ sets and acoustic wind-downs on Sundays.

10BAR THE OCTAGON

Private functions, themed parties, a night on the shots or a casual night with the boys. Whatever your pleasure, 10 Bar has it going on. Slinky down the metal stairs and follow the pounding bass line to the dance floor. Fists in the air for dancing, hands on the bar for pool.

GOOD LUCK BAR

DAYTIME

SPORTS BAR

OPEN LATE

DANCE FLOOR

FOOD

ONE NIGHT STAND

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

LIVE MUSIC

AFTER WORK

CRAFT BEERS

You’ll need all the luck you can get to walk out of here alive – their cocktails are to die for! Good Luck specialises in blends based on an old Chinese annual publication called the I Ching. There is the fresh and fruity Apricot and Vanilla Manhattan, or try the mind-numbing Green Fairy with Absinthe and everything in between.

VIBE Key

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shit worth Drinking

auckland GROOVE GULPS PONSONBY PONSONBY Chapel

147 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-4528 For a quiet afternoon drink with friends in the sun, a light bite, a la carte dining or a great night out.

RACKET BAR

6-10 Roukai Lane (09) 309-5854 Serves everything from singlemalt whisky to cans of Double Brown.

Mt MTEDEN EDEN DE POST

466 Mt Eden Rd (09) 630-9330 Your local in the heart of Mt. Eden with over 100 beers available and superb food.

MEXICO GOLDEN DAWN

Crossroads of Ponsonby & Richmond Rds Ph (09) 376-9929

GRAND CENTRAL

126 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-1260 Ponsonby’s longest serving bar with live music/DJ 7 nights. 2 for 1 happy hour & licensed to 5am.

23 Britomart Place (09) 366-1759 Drink in the eclectic front bar or settle into the cosy dining area to explore the short but compelling menu.

THE CLADDAGH

372-376 Broadway (09) 522-4410 The Claddagh Irish Pub - A slice of Ireland in the heart of Newmarket.

JULEP

PARNELL PARNELL 117 St Georges Bay Rd (09) 309-3586 A Parnell institution for sports events, craft beers and superb food with the recent addition of top-notch live gigs.

SHANGHAI LIL’S

CENTRAL& K’RD & Krd CENTRAL PINXTOS (Opening Oct) 128c Ponsonby Rd Bar*Cafe*Tapas

THE PONSONBY (Belgian Beer Cafe)

1-3 St Mary’s Rd (09) 376-6092 A little piece of Europe in the heart of Ponsonby. The perfect spot to kick start the weekend, for an intimate dinner or a refreshing after-work beverage...

BRITOMART BRITOMART

DOC BAR

352 K’Rd (09) 365-1800 Tues-Sat

KINGS ARMS

1 Wellesley St West (09) 377-3144 Entertainment 7 nights a week, with 3 big screens, pool table, competitions & prizes, quiz, karaoke and live music.

1885 - Britomart

27 Galway St (09) 551 3100 Nightclub upstairs. Cocktail lounge downstairs. Home to Auckland’s biggest club nights.

AGENTS & MERCHANTS

6-10 Roukai Lane (09) 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.

VERONA

169 K’Rd (09) 307-0508 Celebrating 20 years on K’Rd. Open 10am till late seven days with intimate booths, live music, gourmet food, cocktails & organic tap beer.

31 Galway St (09) 303-2541 A garden bar in the middle of the city. Comes with a mini golf lawn, cocktail jugs and vinylonly DJs.

7 Sale St (09) 307-8148 A unique collection of spaces award-winning microbrewery, bistro dining, dance floor with live music, celebrated garden bar and very private Velvet Room!

144 Parnell Rd (09) 356-3650 Established in 1847, one of Auckland’s earliest surviving hotels server gastro pub food in a comfortable, unpretentious environment.

KINGSLAND KINGSLAND

37 Drake St (09) 379-8167 Focuses on the fact that people want to enjoy each other’s company with a great glass of wine and tasty plates, without the constraints of having to book or have a meal at a certain time.

LIBERTINE

37 Drake St (09) 929-2790 This new bar and eatery takes its cue from the Americas, but with an Antipodean twist. Guests can sit and order from anywhere within the space - plates to share in the dining area, mains at the bar.

Neighbourhood Brewbar

498 New North Rd (09) 846-3773 Nestled in the site of an old garage and engineering shop Neighbourhood celebrates the craft of beer and is perfect for after work drinks or a Sunday session on the sun drenched outdoor courtyard or the lounge inside.

THE OAKROOM 17 Drake 300 6313

VIADUCT VIADUCT SNAPDRAGON

WHAMMY BAR

179 Karangahape Road

THE BRITOMART SOCIAL CLUB

THE WINDSOR CASTLE

59 France St (09) 373-3240

FATHER TED’S ORIGINAL IRISH PUB

SALE ST

LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR

311 Parnell Rd 358 0868

152 Ponsonby Rd (09) 378-8186

204 Quay St (09) 357-6147 Watch the game while your girlfriend goes dancing.

VICTORIAPARK PARK VICTORIA THE PADDINGTON

NEWMARKET NEWMARKET

QUAY ST CLUBROOMS

WINE CELLAR

183 K’Rd 377-8293

204 Quay St (09) 357-6147 A blend of 1930s vintage glamour and West Hollywood lounge with a healthy shot of private gentlemen’s club.

GTION WELLINOMING BARS C SOON

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tours & events

Upcoming tours & events ALABAMA SHAKES(US)

Tue 15 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

ALESTORM (UK)

Thu 24 Jan The Kings Arms, Auckland

AMANDA PALMER (US)

Sun 27 Jan Q Theatre, Auckland Wed 30 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington

BILL BAILEY (UK)

Wed 03 Oct ASB Theatre, Auckland Thu 04 Oct ASB Theatre, Auckland

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

BILLY BRAGG (UK)

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

THE BLACK KEYS (US)

GREG JOHNSON

Wed 14 Nov Meteor Theatre, Hamilton Thu 15 Nov Victoria Theatre, Auckland Fri 16 Nov Mayfair, New Plymouth Sat 17 Nov The Paddington, Auckland Thu 22 Nov San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 23 Nov Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui Sun 25 Nov Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana Thu 29 Nov The Osti, Waiheke Island Fri 30 Nov Sammy’s, Dunedin Sat 01 Dec Dux Live, Christchurch

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

CRYSTAL CASTLES (CA) Tue 15 Jan Studio, Auckland

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (US)

Thu 11 Oct - Sun 27 Oct Maidment Theatre, Auckland

Mon 14 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

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

DEVO, SIMPLE MINDS & THE CHURCH

Sat 15 Dec Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

BLONDIE & THE STRANGLERS

Thu 29 Nov Trusts Stadium, Auckland

BLUES CONTROL (US)

Sat 06 Oct Snake Pit, Auckland Sun 07 Oct The Dark Room, Christchurch Tue 09 Oct Russian Frost Farmers, Wellington

BAND OF HORSES (US) BATHS (US)

CALVIN HARRIS, MAJOR LAZER & BASSNECTAR (US)

Wed 14 Nov Whammy Bar, Auckland Thu 15 Nov San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Thu 04 Oct Events Centre, Carterton Fri 05 Oct Fringe Festival, Hamilton Sat 06 Oct Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh

ED SHEERAN (UK)

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

Fri 30 Nov ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

THE CIVIL WARS

Tue 19 Mar St James Theatre, Wellington Thu 21 Mar Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland

CLAP CLAP RIOT

Thu 04 Oct The Royal, Palmerston North Fri 05 Oct Bar Bodega, Wellington Sat 06 Oct Rising Sun, Auckland

CLIFF RICHARD (UK)

THE GUNSLINGER’S BALL

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, Auckland Sat 27 Oct Leigh Sawmill, Leigh

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

HYPERPOTAMUS (ES)

Wed 03 Oct Cabana, Napier Fri 05 Oct Mighty Mighty, Wellington

ELLIE GOULDING (UK) Thu 25 Oct Studio, Auckland Fri 26 Oct Studio, Auckland

EMMYLOU HARRIS (US) Sun 18 Nov Vector Arena (Theatre Mode), Auckland

EVERCLEAR (US)

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

EVERMORE

Fri 26 Oct Juice Bar, Auckland Sat 27 Oct Bodega, Wellington

EXODUS

BEN HARPER (US)

COLDPLAY (UK)

GOMEZ (UK)

Sat 10 Nov Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Tue 20 Nov The Opera House, Wellington Wed 21 Nov Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

HOT CHELLE RAE (US)

Fri 02 Nov Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh Sat 03 Nov Bodega, Wellington

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

GRIZZLY BEAR (US)

Sat 02 Mar Wellington Waterfront

Sat 26 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland Mon 28 Jan TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Thu 31 Jan CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch

THE BATS

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

HOMEGROWN

BOYZ II MEN (US)

Sun 02 Dec The Opera House, Wellington Mon 03 Dec Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier Tue 04 Dec Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland Wed 05 Dec Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

Tue 15 Jan Town Hall, Wellington Wed 16 Jan Town Hall, Auckland

DON MCGLASHAN

GRIMES (CA)

Sat 31 Dec Te Tumu Kaituna Reserve, Papamoa Beach

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

JAY SEAN (UK)

Sun 21 Oct Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, Auckland

LAGWAGON (US)

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

LA DE DA FESTIVAL 2012

Sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Daisybank Farm, Martinborough

LINKIN PARK (US)

Thu 21 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

LORD (AU)

Wed 03 Oct The Foundry, Christchurch Thu 04 Oct 12 Below, Dunedin Fri 05 Oct Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 06 Oct Bodega, Wellington

MINISTRY OF SALSA

Sat 24 Nov Studio, Auckland


tours & events

Upcoming tours & events Park, Matakana, North Auckland Sat 23 Feb Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown

PAUL DI’ANNO & BLAZE BAYLEY (UK)

RIVAL STATE

Fri 12 Oct Rising Sun Auckland Sat 13 Oct The Mayfair, New Plymouth Sat 02 Nov Bodega, Wellington

Fri 07 Dec Bodega, Wellington Sat 08 Dec The Kings Arms, Auckland

TAHUNA BREAKS

Sat 13 Oct The Colombo, Christchurch Fri 05 Oct San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 06 Oct Studio, Auckland Sat 20 Oct Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

PRETTY LIGHTS (US) MORRISSEY (UK)

Fri 14 Dec Town Hall, Wellington Sat 15 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland

Thu 31 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 01 Feb Studio, Auckland

THE PRETTY THINGS (UK)

Tue 11 Dec The Powerstation, Auckland

MUMFORD & SONS (UK)

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

RADIOHEAD (UK)

Tue 06 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

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

MUSIC AT MOJO

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

Fri 30 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

REGINA SPEKTOR (US)

Mon 03 Dec Town Hall, Auckland

RHYS DARBY

Wed 03 Oct CBS Arena, Christchurch

RHYTHM & ALPS

Fri 28 Dec - Sat 29 Dec Terrace Downs, Christchurch

Tue 08 Jan Studio, Auckland

NORTHERN BASS FESTIVAL

Wed 28 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

SHOW ME SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

NICKELBACK (US)

NIGHTWISH (FI)

RUSSELL BRAND (UK)

Sat 06 Oct The Royal, Palmerston North Sat 20 Oct The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 27 Oct Red Eye, Whangarei

NEKROMANTIX (DEN)

Sat 24 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

Thu 04 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland

RYAN KERSHAW BAND

Thu 11 Oct Mojo Invincible, Wellington (Saxess)

NICKI MINAJ (US)

ROBYN (SE)

RHYTHM & ALPS SOUNDCHECK

Thu 04 Oct Union Hall, Dunedin

RHYTHM & VINES

Sat 29 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Waiohika Estate, Gisborne

Thu 01 Nov - Sun 11 Nov Capitol Cinema, Auckland Thu 01 Nov - Sun 11 Nov Pukekohe Cinema, Auckland Thu 01 Nov - Sun 11 Nov Matakana Cinema, Auckland Thu 01 Nov - Sun 11 Nov Waiheke Island Community Cinema, Auckland Thu 08 Nov - Sun 18 Nov Paramount Cinema, Wellington Thu 08 Nov - Sun 18 Nov Rialto Cinema, Dunedin Thu 15 Nov - Sun 25 Nov Bay City Cinemas, Tauranga Thu 15 Nov - Sun 25 Nov The Regal Cinema, Twizel Thu 03 Nov - Sun 13 Jan The Monkey House, Whitianga

TIM & ERIC (US)

Sat 06 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland

THE UKULELE FESTIVAL

Sat 01 Dec Trusts Stadium, Auckland

VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS

Thu 01 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Thu 01 Nov - Sun 16 Dec The Stardome, Auckland

SIX60

Sat 17 Nov ASB Theatre, Auckland

Sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Mangawhai

WEEZER (US)

NZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY

Fri 11 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland

Wed 17 Oct - Wed 31 Oct Masterton

Sat 10 Nov - Sun 03 Feb Auckland Art Gallery

OWL CITY (US)

Fri 16 Nov The Powerstation, Auckland

PARACHUTE FESTIVAL 2013 Fri 25 Jan - Sun 27 Jan Mystery Creek, Hamilton

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

PAT BENATAR, AMERICA AND MORE…

Sat 16 Feb The Amphitheatre, Taupo Sun 17 Feb Matakana Country

RHYTHM & VINES SOUNDCHECK

SMASH MOUTH (US)

RICK WAKEMAN (UK)

SMOKE DZA (US)

Fri 05 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

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

Wed 17 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland

Thu 15 Nov Hard Luck Cafe, Auckland Fri 16 Nov Bodega, Wellington

STEEL PANTHER (US)

Tue 02 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland


COMEDY’S OUTCASTS TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN THEIR HEADLINING LIVE SHOW.

Antony and Cleopatra. Sid and Nancy. Brad and Ange. History is filled with comical and infamous duos, their names synonymous with a past filled with intrigue and mystery. Tim and Eric is not such a couple, but they have left behind a legacy that makes them the unsung heroes of the comedy world.

“There was always uncomfortableness and awkwardness. Our first entrance into doing this professionally was writing a weekly cartoon. It was a cartoon, so anything could happen, so a lot of awful, dark, fuckedup things happened, because they made us laugh. When you’re doing 30 episodes of something, you start thinking, ‘Well, what if he explodes?’”

How Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim began their comedy quest is like their sketches: bizarre and surreal. Tim’s version of events recounts that they “met in the dorms at Temple University. Eric leaned a big garbage can on my door, knocked and took off. I opened and I got a nice helping of pizza boxes, soda cans, and bong water at my feet. After that we were close friends.”

Even throughout their feature film Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie – the story of two guys (Tim and Eric playing themselves) who receive $1 billion to make a movie and instead waste it on ridiculous ventures – shares the same comedy vein.

Eric recalls the event differently, saying the pair got “yelled at by our communications professor for cracking each other up” at names they had created for their first band, including TGIF, Devil’s Eyeland and The Tim Heidecker Masterpiece. The pair is most famous for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! an American sketch comedy TV series that has been a permanent fixture from 2007 until 2010, and has seen comedy greats such as Will Ferrell, John C Reilly and Zach Galifianakis feature. The show, which used surrealistic and often satirical humour, bizarre faux commercials and public access television style music acts, began as a small project on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim comedy block and the project grew into five successful seasons. The quirky creators of the show described it as “the nightmare version of television”, with Eric saying it is the dark side to the light-hearted, albeit unusual show that makes it a hit. “I think people are very scared and very disturbed by [the show]”. He noted that the pair draws equal humour from the awkwardness of The Office as they do from the awkwardness of David Lynch’s films. Tim goes on to say that as the series went on, “the darkness grew in us”, from a place that was touched upon with their short-lived animated series Tom Goes to the Mayor, which caught the attention of network executives behind Adult Swim.

“Awkward moments are. . . very much our thing,” Eric says, when describing what makes their comedy unique. “It’s the moments when things go really dark and you shouldn’t be laughing that I like the most. Like the scene in This Is Spinal Tap when Christopher Guest leaves the band and Michael McKean is reacting to it.” Now, the duo is finally bringing their humour to Kiwi audiences in a live version of the Awesome Show. Described as a sketch comedy-rock concert with short films, the show has already delighted fans around the globe, with shows selling out in the UK and US. “We try to make it very theatrical, and fun and musical and, y’know, weird,” says Tim of the show. “It’s sort of like a fan club meeting where we all get to be weird and hang out. “People who go to the shows seem to find themselves to be a little in the minority amongst other people they know, so for them to be able to congregate with each other... it’s a nice place maybe to meet a girlfriend. What kind of girlfriend you’d meet is another matter entirely.” WRITTEN BY LAURA WEASER

SEE THEM LIVE: TIM & ERIC SAT 06 OCT THE POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND

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The AT200 - an ultra-mobile tablet is another modern-day gem. Tablets make bedtime browsing the most natural thing to do. Maybe it’s why the internet was created in the first place. With 16GB and Wi-Fi, you’ll be prepared for your bedtime browse. RRP $695.00 jbhifi.co.nz

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Need for Speed is one of the most enduring racing game franchises in the history of the industry. Since the first, way back in 1994, the franchise has spanned dozens of platforms, nine studios, and is about to mark its 19th iteration. In a highly transient industry, that’s no mean feat: gamer tastes change and the market is constantly looking for something fresh – often casting aside everything that came before it in the search for the “new cool”. While the core interaction of car and road has remained intact throughout the series, EA nevertheless haven’t been afraid to reinvent the franchise from time to time. The latest game in the Need for Speed series, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, is a return to open-world gameplay, developed by seasoned racing game makers Criterion. Like Criterion’s previous game, Burnout Paradise, the game’s open world is full of challenges for you to first discover, and then complete. Here, they take the form of cars you’ll find dotted around the map at “jack spots”, each of which has its own unique set of missions to complete. Burnout’s “Easy Drive” feature tracks which of the challenges you’ve completed – and which you haven’t – and also helps you track which cars you’ve found, plus it gives you a start-of-game recap feature to help remind you where you’re up to when starting a new session. Everything works the way you think it should and every car has its own, unique, pre-event introduction camera sequence. It all looks and feels like the polished, big-budget game that it most assuredly is. Interestingly, every version of the game, on every platform, has a universal (powered by Origin) login system, allowing you to continue to amass speed points (the measure used to determine who is Most Wanted) from multiple locations, should you wish to. There’s also a PC version, which will take advantage of modern PC-only technologies like DirectX 11 and high resolutions. Need for Speed: Most Wanted is headed to PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita on November 2. Look out for our full review soon. WRITTEN BY ALAN BELL

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What’s the must-have look this spring? Stripes. Stripes seem to always hold a place in fashion. As per usual, stick with the sailor stripe or branch out with bright bold colours.

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Colours/patterns big this season? Mint green believe it or not will be coming out huge soon! Keep an eye out or get ahead of the trend. Patterns: think whimsical, birds, berries and flowers. What are the essentials for a man’s wardrobe? That perfect pair of fitting pants for those special events can be dressed up or dressed down depending on what look you are going after. I recommend you trawl ASOS for some good options for this coming spring/summer.

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What are the essentials for a lady’s wardrobe? A decent fitting bra. I still have models that turn up for shoots in ill-fitting underwear. Sort it out ladies. Everyone should own at least one good… I was going to say husband, but everyone keeps telling me these aren’t possessions, so instead I am going to say a coat. You find the perfect coat and you can’t go wrong in life. True story. Hyphenate three words to describe your style: Classic-tailored-swag. facebook.com/RocTraversStylist


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KIDS OF 88 RETURNS WITH AN ATTEMPT TO BE GROWN UPS – KIND OF. Jordan Arts lets out a short, sharp laugh, his voice vibrating the speakers on my phone. He’s just spent the last few minutes trying to convince me that Kids of 88 have grown up. He uses the concept of a house party to convey the idea, saying their high-energy, “down and dirty in a club” sound was making them “that guy” of the metaphoric party. “Musically, we wanted to be taken seriously a bit more. It’s a reaction to the first album where it had got to the point where you’d end up being a kind of alcoholic. You turn up to have a good time then it gets out of control. We want to be the party animal that knows when to call it.” Their new album, Modern Love, is about Kids of 88 departing from their previous high-energy synthetic dance sound, opting for pop elements that draw on classic pop records in order to achieve a sense of longevity. The kind of guy you will keep inviting back to the hypothetical party. “Now, you can let us loose in your house,” Jordan says, before quickly adding, “but don’t turn your back on us for too long. We wont take all your alcohol – just the nice stuff.” Their first two singles, ‘LaLa’ and ‘Tucan’, adhere to this intention. While throbbing with a catchy hook, both songs shy away from the electronic ‘80s sound, instead opting for an upbeat, lyrically driven piece. His fellow Kid, Sam McCarthy, says this time, making an album wasn’t just about creating sounds “that were hot for a short period of time” or songs that “catered to horny teens”. “We wanted to channel the broader sound and open up our spectrum a bit, encapsulate more people in pop music that we were into.” While they won’t reveal what the songs on the album are about per say, the main themes no longer involve girls tearing their clothes off, but explore the “real world and having a positive outlook”. “The main themes were a sense of realism, a sense of community and a positive way forward, particularly around the planet and strange events,” says Sam, before Jordan yells overtop “Oh my god, 2012!”, proving they can’t be serious for more than five minutes. Kids of 88 (now Kidsof88) began as Incursa, the winning band of the Smokefreerockquest in 2004, founded by long-time high school friends Sam and Jordan. Fast-forward to 2011 and Kids of 88 released their debut album Sugarpills, which blew up across the airwaves. Their singles ‘Just a Little Bit’ earned the band two New Zealand Music Awards for Single of the Year and C4 Best Music Video.

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Between albums, the band took the opportunity to get in some overseas time, traveling back and forth to the US and Australia, all the while refusing to rest on the success of their initial explosion. “Ah…I gave those awards to my parents,” says Sam. “I feel funny having the them around. I suppose it means you go, ‘Don’t worry, if all else fails you still have a gold-pated record’, but if you can’t see that then you can move forward.” The boys quickly went into hibernation to get a “solid second record” out in 2012. But with their boyish energy, it was hard to keep them contained. “[Hibernation] results in going absolutely insane,” laughs Sam, “so it also concentrated our mental imbalance being inside too long with each other. When you are trying to focus on making something and with the pressure you do go a bit nuts, but it helped breed a few songs that made it to the album.” The success of the first album did enable the pair to have greater creative control over how their sound was communicated in the form of a studio, Creature Club, in Auckland. This may be a room in Sam’s flat, but it was still a step towards “forging a formula for ourselves to consistently create good music”. However, with the studio located so close to his bed (two metres across the hall) it required a lot of focus and hard work, as well as some motivational dressing tips. “I read this thing by Nick Cave,” explains Sam, “he combated [the lack of focus] by getting dressed up in a suit everyday and going to work – even though his work was working on a song. “We tried to have formal Fridays and we would get dressed up in suits like we were gong to our office, but it turns out I was the only one who got dressed up suit to walk across my hallway so that didn’t work out.” Looking over the physical CDs as they arrive during our interview, the boys reflect on the last year of hard work to make a successful sophomore sound – and while they speak of the emotional depth the overall feel of the album has, they have still retained their sense of fun and passion for good times. “I think some of the songs seem serious,” says Jordan, “but if we told you what they were about you’d think, ‘Oh yeah, still the same old guys having a bloody laugh.” WRITTEN BY LAURA WEASER MODERN LOVE OUT FRI 05 OCT


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