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Black Sabbath have announced their widely rumoured and highly anticipated reunion for their first New Zealand show in nearly 40 years. Original band members - Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi will make a return to New Zealand in April for a show at Auckland’s Vector Arena - their first New Zealand concert since performing at the Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival in January 1973. Scan the QR code with your smartphone to go to Groove Guide’s mobile website for breaking news, reviews, interviews and more features.

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SEE THEM LIVE: BLACK SABBATH SAT 20 APR VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND

PLAYING FAVourites NICK D WORLD TOGETHER CURATOR

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TAKING OUT THE TRASH

For the first time in 10 years, alt-rock band Garbage will return to New Zealand for up-close and personal rock shows in Auckland and Wellington. Renowned for their impressive live shows, Garbage has also sold over 12 million albums worldwide, performed in over thirty-five countries and will continue to tour extensively worldwide in 2013. SEE THEM LIVE: GARBAGE TUE 19 FEB MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE, WELLINGTON TICKETEK.CO.NZ WED 20 FEB CIVIC THEATRE, AUCKLAND BUYTICKETS.CO.NZ TICKETS ON SALE: 9AM MON 03 DEC

BLACK MAGIC MEN

When the line-up for next years Byron Bay’s Bluefest was announced there were been many hoping for a few artists to jump the ditch. Our hopes have become reality. Santana and Steve Miller Band are set for two co-headlining shows that will take place in Christchurch and Auckland in March. SEE THEM LIVE: SANTANA & STEVE MILLER BAND SUN 17 MAR AMI STADIUM, CHRISTCHURCH TUE 19 MAR VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

Glenn Frey was responsible for 70’s anthems by the Eagles and his global solo hits in the 80’s. Eagles legend and his band will perform in two concerts in New Zealand in March, armed with a set list of iconic Eagles hits, his chartbusters from the 80’s and a taste of his sixth solo album, After Hours.

Favourite drink? Sake – preferably a Junmai Daiginjo. Favourite restaurant/café? Kazuya on Symonds Street. Favourite classic film? The Last Emperor, Life is Beautiful and Koyaanisqatsi. Favourite childhood memory? Living in Paihia as a kid and all the adventures that came with it. Favourite party food? Those Cocoa Pop things that I had at my sixth birthday Favourite song? Caetano Veloso’s ‘Cucurrucucu Paloma’. Favourite meal? Any evolution of The Grove’s Ben Bayley’s Blue Fin tuna dish. Favourite cause? Making the world a smaller place. Favourite ‘90s TV show? Quantum Leap Favourite word? Sasquatch Favourite album? The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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SEE HIM LIVE: GLENN FREY FRI 08 MAR CBS ARENA, CHRISTCHURCH TICKETEK.CO.NZ

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Favourite type of groupie? Did you honestly just ask that?

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Favourite body part on you? A dimple possibly.

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BRAG-A-MUFFIN

Raggamuffin have finally revealed the last of the lineup for next years festival in Rotorua. Joining the allstar lineup of artists who have already been revealed – including Lauryn Hill, Alborosie, J Boog, Fiji, The Green, Herbs, Katchafire, Common Kings, Gappy Ranks, Hot Rain, Monsta G, Tomorrow People and Swiss, Brownhill - are legendary band Toots and The Maytals, Ali Campbell, Rebelution, The Black Seeds, Three Houses Down and Darky Roots.

Favourite venue? Silo Park. Favourite lyric? “There’s this girl that’s been on my mind. All the time, Sussudio oh oh” – Phil Collins. Favourite candy bar? Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations – Jelly & Crunchie Bits.

SEE THEM LIVE: RAGGAMUFFIN FRI 01 FEB - SAT 02 FEB ROTORUA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM

SEE THEM LIVE: WEIRD TOGETHER PRESENTS WORLD TOGETHER

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SAT 01 DEC SILO PARK, AUCKLAND

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PLAYING FAVourites JORDIE LANE MUSICIAN

FLUME AND POLICA TURN THE SOUNDS ON Tuborg Sounds On – The Oval (formerly Summer Sunday) has announced the line-up for 2013, a new venue and new date. The festival will return in 2013 on the new date of Sat 23 Mar at The Oval, North Harbour Stadium, North Shore City.

Favourite drink? Metaxa Stinger. Favourite restaurant/café? Yamashiro Japanese Restaurant in Hollywood, USA. Favourite takeaway? Pho Hung (Vietnamese Soup Kitchen) in Preston, Australia. Favourite colour? Red. Favourite classic film? Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Favourite childhood memory? Falling in love with the babysitter’s daughter when I was three years old. Favourite party food? Deep-fried whitebait. Favourite vice? French girls. Favourite song? ‘Future Man’ – Eagle & The Worm.

LINE-UP INCLUDES: The Black Seeds, Home Brew, Katchafire, David Dallas, TrinityRoots, AHoriBuzz, Tahuna Breaks, Tiki Taane (Acoustic Set), Dan Aux & Tali, DJ Sir-Vere ft. Che Fu, PNC & K One and Kong Fooey ft. Maitreya. To reduce emissions, congestion and provide punters with a fuss-free, safe and affordable transport option, travel on special event buses and public trains within Auckland to the venue will be included in ticket prices, thanks to Auckland Transport. Tuborg Sounds On will also be nurturing the sustainable ethos it forged at Summer Sunday by once again teaming up with Sustainable Coastlines. The organisation will be overseeing the execution of a range of environmental initiatives. SEE IT LIVE: TUBORG SOUNDS ON SAT 23 MAR THE OVAL, NORTH HARBOUR STADIUM, AUCKLAND TICKETS ON SALE: TUE 04 DEC  DASHTICKETS.CO.NZ

Two more acts have been revealed for the St Jermone’s Laneway Festival 2013. Australian beatmaker Flume and American indie band Polica will join the already impressive bill. Harley Streten aka Flume has had an impressive rise for the 21-year-old beatmaker and production whiz that played his first show just one year ago. His debut album landed itself at #2 of the ARIA Charts in its first week of release – and made its self in the Top 40 in NZ too. Minnesota’s Polica know how to make Auto-tune sound truly soulful. Founded in 2011 by singer Channy Leaneagh, and Ryan Olson (Gayngs), Polica immediately won over hearts everywhere, thanks to the band’s dense-yet-tender electronic fields, distorted bass and austere vocals. LINE-UP SO FAR: Bat for Lashes, Bailterspace, Yeasayer, Real Estate, Of Monsters And Men, Alt-J, Nicolas Jaar, Divine Fits, Jessie Ware, Flume, The Phoenix Foundation, Lawrence Arabia, A Place to Bury Strangers, Japandroids, Street Chant, The Men, Cloud Nothings, Kings of Convenience, Phelps and Munro, Polica, Deer Park and Beach Pigs. The festival will announce one more act next Monday. SEE THEM LIVE: LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2013 MON 28 JAN SILO PARK, AUCKLAND TICKETS ON SALE NOW: LANEWAYFESTIVAL.CO.NZ

Favourite meal? Mum’s lemon roasted chicken. Favourite label to put on your relationship? It’s not complicated. Favourite ‘90s TV show? The X-Files. Favourite word? Love. Favourite album? Kind Of Blue – Miles Davis. Favourite type of groupie? A middle-aged, socially awkward, music nerd.

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Favourite venue? Pappy and Harriets in Pioneertown, California. Favourite current TV show? Louie. SEE THEM LIVE: JORDIE LANE WED 05 DEC WINE CELLAR, AUCKLAND THU 06 DEC PLATO, DUNEDIN FRI 07 DEC NOR’WESTER CAFE, AMBERLEY SAT 08 DEC THE FREEHOUSE, NELSON SUN 09 DEC SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE, WELLINGTON

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THURSDAY 29

WEDNESDAY 28 HOLLYWOODFUN DOWNSTAIRS

BLONDIE

SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE

TRUSTS STADIUM

9PM, KOHA, DOOR SALES ONLY

7PM, $79-109, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

Celebrating the release of ‘The Bangkok Hilton’ video, Wellington band Hollywoodfun Downstairs team up with Auckland five-piece Mason Clinic for a seven-stop North Island tour. It sounds like a hellofalotta fun with guests Die! Die! Die!

The Queen of the 1980s pop is headed out way: still blonde, still a very cool pop star. Whether her songs shattered your ‘Heart of Glass’ or you got swept away when ‘The Tide is High’ (these pop references doing anything for you?), she’ll be sure to blow your mind with her synth action.

OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ GROUP

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE

THE KINGS ARMS

TOWN HALL

8PM, $45, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

8PM, $70-90, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

After selling out his last Australian tour, Omar and his band return! 
Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group (featuring members of The Mars Volta, At The Drive In, and Le Butcherettes) is fronted by Omar Rodriguez Lopez is a world-renowned artist whose talents go far beyond the musical landscape he’s widely celebrated for.

FRIDAY 30 BLEEDERS

OPOSSOM

THE KINGS ARMS

KINGS ARMS

Fresh from wowing crowds on their whirlwind US tour, Opossom play one of their few and far between Auckland shows, their first since an exclusive Lucha Lounge three-night stand in June. Tickets are sure to sell fast, so get in quick.

CALVIN HARRIS, MAJOR LAZER & BASSNECTAR

STONERFEST

ASB SHOWGROUNDS

WHAMMY BAR & WINE CELLAR

8PM, $16.50, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

The Swedish superstar DJ is bringing the beats down under, with the help of a few friends. He’s worked with everyone from Florence Welch to Rihanna, infecting our mainstream airwaves with catching tunes and club bangers. Support act Major Lazer will also blow your mind.

It’s not what it sounds like, so don’t be fooled by the title! Auckland’s Whammy Bar and Wine Cellar will again host the 2012 double stage event, featuring sludge, doom, stoner rock, psychedelic, avant-garde, and other variations, with adjoining venues opening up as one.

NICKELBACK

THE UKULELE FESTIVAL 

VECTOR ARENA

TRUSTS STADIUM

7.30PM, $99-150, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

The band everyone loves to hate must be loved by someone because they are booked and confirmed playing on our shores. Lovers of crass sexual lyrics and bad hairdos will be lining the block to get a glimpse of Chad. But in all seriousness, and while we are at it [insert Nickelback joke here].

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9PM, $20, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

Once one of the biggest metal/rock acts in New Zealand, the Bleeders are back. Initially reforming for a one-off show, the boys have decided to take their reunion on the road. After their break they are feeling refreshed, full of energy, and ready to blow your eardrums.

6PM, $80, ITICKET.CO.NZ

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Speaking of throwbacks, the guys who made us all dance like idiots with our hands in the air at school discos are celebrating their 35th anniversary and coming to their Kiwi fans (are they still out there?) Don your best flares or sparkly pants, and get ready to shake that booty.

SATURDAY 01

9PM, $15, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

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gig OF THE WEEK

11AM

A day of musical celebration and fun includes three stages with non-stop performances and workshops, karaoke ukulele, trade and food stalls, giveaways, prizes and surprises! The star attraction is the “Kiwileles” performance, the world’s largest ukulele orchestra of over 3,000 players from over 119 schools.


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SATURDAY 01 THE DOSE LIVE & LOUD LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR

CRYSTAL CASTLES

OUT NOW

III

4PM

This is just the first in a series of Saturday summer rooftop jams, kicking off at 4pm and rockin’ it until late on the newly renovated rooftop bar at La Zeppa. The set features DJ SELECTA SAM, UNCLE BARNIE, NORMSKI, and SAM E. Great drink specials on Sangria, Pimms jugs and Corona buckets.

WORLD TOGETHER SILO PARK

12PM

Come together for a mini festival of sights and sounds from across the globe, thanks to Nick D and Dick Johnson’s Weird Together’s World Together. There’s a great line up of local and international artists, as well as dance, markets, food stalls and even silo climbs.

SUNDAY 02 BOYZ II MEN OPERA HOUSE

7PM, $100, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

The men who said they would make love to us across the airwaves with their music will now attempt to do so in person. The ‘90s R&B crooners have always had great success down our way, but let’s see if they can ignite our flame again in the year 2012.

MONDAY 03 REGINA SPEKTOR TOWN HALL

8PM, $90, THE-EDGE.CO.NZ

Key

The pixie beauty is heading our way to run her first headline show in Australia and New Zealand since 2010’s sold-out tour. Fans across Europe got their first taste of new songs from What We Saw From The Cheap Seats earlier this year and now it’s our turn to be dazzled by this enchanting songstress.

auckland

FREE

hamilton

LOCAL ACT

wellington

INTERNATIONAL ACT

dunedin

all ages

christchurch

TOUR

Canadian duo Crystal Castles has outdone themselves with their most recent release III. Their chaotic brand of synth/noise pop has developed into a sophisticated electro alt-dance album with mature themes and wellorganised pieces. Crystal Castles have always been somewhat in a genre of their own and the new album is no exception. This time around the vocals fill a more prominent space becoming a sweet ethereal contrast to the aggression in the main musical body. Crystal Castles’ third album sees them move away from hard distortion and screeching vocals towards structure and charm. While traces of their former work remain, it is clear there has been a conscious shift in style. The opening track and first single, ‘Plague’, sets the tone of dark grandeur that builds upon itself throughout the album. Lyrically, this track hits hard, launching into the theme of the oppressed that is carried throughout the album. The disorder, attitude and ear-piercing electronics often associated with Crystal Castles have not been lost. ‘Pale Flesh’ begins with a frantic high-pitched squealing hook before launching into Alice Glass’ creaturelike, haunting whisper. There is a striking combination of a strong melody line accompanied by hectic, disjointed overtones. ‘Violent Youth’ showcases some of the newer delicate Grimes-esque vocals that have enriched the new album. When put with the oriental melody line, this number is really

lovely. Not every song contains these new softer vocals. Old fans will be happy to hear ‘Insulin’ with its hard lo-fi rhythm and crazy attitude filled screams delivered with classic Crystal Castles’ urgency. ‘Sad Eyes’ is probably the most memorable track for me. The incredibly 1990s inspired beat sets this dance number apart and disguises its unnerving message. III has real thematic direction. The album works cohesively as a whole, continuously returning to core bass lines and melodies. The music and lyrics work together to form a serious and effective concept. The pounding, forceful bass, frantic electronic overtones and elusive vocals seamlessly serve as a metaphor for the violence, fear and helplessness depicted in the lyrics. Glass seems almost obsessed with purity, particularly that which has been stripped from those who should remain innocent. The prose is almost protective, as Glass subtly reveals the disturbing nature of humanity. The dark cryptic nature of the lyrics ties in perfectly with the eerie and disjointed music. It is clear that Crystal Castles are speaking out against abuse, violence and the destruction of innocence. Long-time fans will enjoy Crystal Castles’ expansion of their unique genre and as for those who have previously avoided them for their raucous sound, I think many will be pleasantly surprised. WRITTEN BY ZOE FITZPATRICK

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ARTIST Q&A

WEDNESDAY 28 HOBBIT ARTISAN MARKET

JESSE MULLIGAN COMEDIAN

WAITANGI PARK

What happens when you mix Coca Cola with Pepsi? A sticky black liquid - a bit like what the National Bank horse is these days.

12PM

Wellington has full-blown Hobbit fever as the Middle Earth takes over. As part of the celebrations of this grand movie mayhem, The Hobbit Artisan Market will be its Shire, full of all things small and beautiful (and big and beautiful too). Stalls will run to 6pm daily.

Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is…
 French onion soup. Roasted bones simmered for eight hours into a nice deep stock. Unfortunately, for the following week whenever I make excuses for not doing something around the house my girlfriend replies: “but you spent eight hours making a stock”.

FRIDAY 30 7 DAYS LIVE REGENT THEATRE

7.30PM, R15, $50, TICKETDIRECT.CO.NZ

You know the names and faces. You know the humour and you’ve seen them make total dicks of themselves on TV. Now, see them in the flesh, on the spot and trying their hardest to make you laugh. Pass or fail, you’ll get to see the beads of sweat rolling off their face.

BEAR GRYLLS TSB BANK ARENA

7PM, $49-169, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

From the man made famous for drinking his own urine and educating you on the dos and don’ts of bush survival, comes his live stage show. I doubt he will be braving any wild terrain on stage (except perhaps Rhys Darby’s comedy), but he will be a dynamic and interesting speaker.

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? I’d probably create something horribly cross-genre just for the fun of it. How about Cliff Burton, Jeff Buckley and Aaliyah? What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? Kiwi actor Daniel Gillies’ self funded movie, Broken Kingdom, downloadable at brokenkingdomfilm. com - he’s an old Hamilton buddy of mine who’s devoted the last few years of his life to making this epic movie in Colombia. Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? Outside their bedroom window. The only way to deal with creeps is to out-creep them.

The best TV show around at the moment is… Curb Your Enthusiasm. Homeland. Boss! Newsroom. The best place for a date night is… Ponsonby restaurant Cocoro if you’ve decided they’re worth buying dinner for. If you’re not sure yet but want to keep your options open, I’d say Bellota near Sky City.   People say you look like… Clarke Gayford. But he’s had a string of supermodel girlfriend and I was single ten years before hooking up with a friend. So there must be some important difference. SEE HIM LIVE: JESSE MULLIGAN IN 7 DAYS LIVE SEE TOURS AND EVENTS FOR DATES

SATURDAY 01 GISELLE ASB THEATRE

WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE THU 29 NOV - SUN 02 DEC

ALLELUYA CAFÉ

Get your daily dose of culture and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Known for their stunning dancers and incredible sets, they are retelling the tale of Giselle, a tragic figure who falls in love at a terrible price.

7PM, $10-15, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

Young, creative and still in New Zealand: why? Join Emily Miller-Sharma (designer, Liam), Leon Radojkovic (composer, Carnival of Souls; BREL), Anthonie Tonnon (songwriter, Tono and the Finance Company) and Rebecca Kamm (editor, NO magazine) in a discussion of what it means to work creatively in New Zealand.

SUNDAY 02 THE GLOAMING

auckland

ART

hamilton

PLAY/TheatRE

10.30AM

wellington

MUSICAL

SEASON: TUE 27 NOV THU 06 DEC

dunedin

COMEDY

christchurch

DANCE

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Weta Workshop’s senior sculptor Johnny Fraser-Allen displays more than 40 sets of sculptural portraits designed to transport young and old alike into the world of fantasy. Each figure, or set of figures, is based on European and Pacific mythological creatures, which fire the imagination.


7 Dec 8 Dec

WELLINGTON AUCKLAND

GERSHWIN Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue and Riffs GERSHWIN “I Got Rhythm” Variations GERSHWIN An American in Paris SHOSTAKOVICH Tahiti Trot Op. 16 GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue Matthew Coorey Conductor Freddy Kempf Piano

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents

FREDDY KEMPF PLAYS GERSHWIN Who could ask for anything more?

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FREE pre-concert talks 45 minutes prior to concert.

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PLANETARIUM SHOW

The Mystery of the

Christmas Star

PLANETARIUM MUSIC SHOW

PINK FLOYD DOUBLE FEATURE SHOWING TWO OF PINK FLOYDS ALBUMS

NEXT SHOWS:

TUESDAY

IN DECEMBER

Discover the possible scientific explanations for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus.

$10 Adult

$8

Child

7PM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

TO BOOK CALL 09 624 1246 / stardome.org.nz

11TH & 18TH DECEMBER

8PM 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.

$35

To book phone 09 624 1246 / stardome.org.nz


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FILM OF THE WEEK

THURSDAY 29 CROSSFIRE HURRICANE

MONSIEUR LAZHAR

GENERAL RELEASE

directed by PHILIPPE FALARDEAU Starring MOHAMED FELLAG, SOPHIE NÉLISSE AND ÉMILIEN NÉRON

111MINS

Take a look back at The Rolling Stone’s career-defining moments, from their first show at London’s Marquee Club to the peak of international stardom. Director Brett Morgan invites the audience to experience firsthand the Stones’ mythical journey from outsiders to rock ‘n’ roll royalty.

A NIGHT AT THE CLASSIC TV ONE, 10.05PM

TV ONE’s hit comedy series, A Night At The Classic returns for a second season, mixing live stand-up comedy with a glimpse at life behind the scenes at Auckland’s only dedicated comedy venue. Follow the insecure, delusional, yet brilliant MC, Brendhan Lovegrove, as he mixes with guest comedians whilst trying to secure a high profile television project.

FRIDAY 30 BIG SKY MOVIES GREATS, 8.30PM

Tom Hanks’ breakout role sees him taking on the challenging role of Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old boy who is transformed into a 35-year-old man by a carnival wishing machine. When he wakes up to find that his wish to be “big” has been mysteriously granted, Josh is thrust into an adult world for which he is unprepared.

SUNDAY 02 SWEET NOVEMBER

WALL-E

VIBE, 9.30pm

TV2, 7PM

A single-minded, self-obsessed adexec has his life derailed by a woman with a lust for life and one month in which to change him forever.

As human beings, we share a natural desire to shield children from all the physical dangers in the world. This instinct often translates to emotional dangers too, though this French-Canadian Oscar-nominated drama makes a rousing and affectionate argument against being overprotective in the face of death and grief. Emigrating from Algeria, Bachir applies for a role in a Montreal public grade school where he replaces a teacher who took her own life (in that very classroom). Where painted walls are meant to cover the grim demise of the class’s beloved tutor, Bachir encourages a different healing tactic: self-expression. Mohamed Fellag excels as the brokenyet-benign Bachir, whose own dark past plays as both an empathetic aid and an emotive hindrance. Writerdirector Philippe Falardeau exhibits

an expert understanding of a growing child’s psyche – one that would be lost if it weren’t for the film’s flawless young actors. The emotional dynamics shown by the child performers are nothing short of astonishing, from the kids’ chuckle-inducing natural cheekiness towards Bachir’s native language to the slow build-up of one young lad’s guilt, leading to an agonising confession that’ll weigh down your heart, dragging your tear ducts with it. This is cinema at its most powerful. Masterfully displaying the fragile dimensions of young grief-stricken minds, Lazhar boldly illustrates the therapeutic power of letting those minds speak out as opposed to keeping them in the dark during the darkest of times.  BY LIAM MAGUREN, FLICKS.CO.NZ

MONDAY 03 SHARK WEEK: MYTHBUSTERS DISCOVERY CHANNEL, 7.30pm

Wall-E is a lone robot left on earth. But after hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a robot named EVE.

auckland

TV SHOW

hamilton

CINEMA RELEASE

wellington

ONLINE

The MythBusters are celebrating Shark Week with a countdown of their Top 25 shark myths of all time! Discover the raw power of these awesome and powerful creatures who both give people the creeps, freaks and also fascinate them. Will there be Jawsome surprises?

ARTS CHANNEL OPEN WEEK

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ARTS CHANNEL

dunedin

DOCUMENTRY

christchurch

TV FILM

MON 03 DEC – SUN 09 DEC

The Arts Channel is delighted to bring you an exclusive week of arts and entertainment programming. The ‘Open Week’ in December is the perfect opportunity to see some fascinating documentaries, intelligent interviews, inspiring performances and in-depth shows.

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EAT

SHIT WORTH EATING

LAZY LIZARD 427 PORT ROAD

WHANGAMATA

Located in the heart of a surfers’ paradise, Lazy Lizard is a hive of activity for breakfast and lunch. Plan your meals around two things: the surf and open hours. With delicious organic coffee and a breakfast to have you going all day, make them your pit stop.

WAKATIPU GRILL KAWARAU VILLAGE, 79 PENINSULA ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Perched on the shores of the gorgeous Lake Wakatipu, gaze out across the majestic stillness of the lake through the windows of the Grill. Tuck into a hearty Southern steak over a glass of Pinot Noir.

PANE & VINO

DAYTIME

DATE night

OPEN LATE

CASUAL DINING

NEW KID

CHEAP AND CHEERFUL

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

TAKEAWAY

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Behind every good Italian restaurant is a story, and Pane & Vino is no different. Owner Tito moved to Kiwi-land in 2004 with his family after 20 year’s experience in the family business in his home country. His goal is to bring rustic Italian flavours and styles to Auckland, using fresh ingredients to create finely crafted wholesome pasta meals at ridiculously cheap prices. The recipes have been passed down from generations of great cooks so you know you are in safe hands.

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20 WILLIAMSON AVE

auckland EATERIES AGENTS & MERCHANTS

District Dining

BIG J’S

DE POST

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

1 Melton Road - Mt Wellington (09) 5790340 Weekly changing specials. Rated top burger in Auckland via concreteplayground.co.nz “Gourmet Burgers is Jason’s speciality take home heat and eat meals, plus huge range of cabinet food, everything cooked to serve”.

BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

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

CHAPEL

147 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-4528

DEPOT

86 Federal St (09) 363-7048

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

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

LIBERTINE

MOOCHOWCHOW

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.

PINXTOS

128c Ponsonby Rd Bar*Cafe*Tapas

THE WINDSOR CASTLE

935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

SALE ST

QUAY STREET CAFE

ORVIETO CAFE

Malt Bar

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

MEXICO

Sals Pizza

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.

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.

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.

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

442 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths Craft Beers and great food.

VERONA

277 Broadway, Newmarket (09) 524 7257 Sals have been made privy to a legendary pizza maker’s secret family recipe and are proud to serve you AUTHENTIC New York Pizza.

130 Quay Street, Britomart (09) 337 0088 “This cheerful, busy inner-city cafe is a fantastic place for weekday breakfast, a leisurely weekend brunch, informal lunch meetings – and great coffee any time”


GIG GUIDE

SHIT WORTH DOING

WELLINGTON gig guide Wed 28 Hollywoodfun Downstairs Bangkok Hilton Tour & Mason Clinic

8PM, San Francisco Bath House

Kroon For Your Kai

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Rhiain and the Utter Strangers & French For Rabbits 9PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

REGIONAL gig guide Kirin J. Callinan & Emily Edrosa 8PM, Puppies

Newtown Rocksteady The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Vorn, Gentlemen Callers, Emma Davey & the Monks of Cool

Thu 29 Punktuation

The Pheasant Plucker, Rotorua

Travelling Lounge Room & Midge McCleary The Cabana, Napier

Meow!

Fri 30

Sat 01

Midge McCleary CD Release Tour

Atomic

Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

Sanctuary Sounds, Pukehou

Soulovus Love Foundation Album Tour

8PM, Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

Sound the Ocean, November Zulu, Fly By Wire, Mellow & Mighty Eastside Apostolic, Hamilton

Taos Live W/ DJ’s Pops & Turbohag

Sandwiches - An Unexpected Party

9PM, San Francisco Bath House

Hastings City Stage, Hastings

RedRock Bar & Cafe, Queenstown

Bar Medusa’s 3rd Birthdeity

The Moa

The Medicine

Bar Medusa

Neckstretchers, Robin, Black Wings & The Filthy Varmits

8PM, Sandwiches Meow!

The Session

Dave Murphy, Dougal Speir & Terry Casey

Matterhorn

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Thu 29

Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams LP Release of Sad But True

3rd Birthday Extravaganza 8PM, Bar Medusa

Electric Wire Hustle

8PM, San Francisco Bath House

Kastle & Chaos In The CBD 9PM, Sandwiches

Liam Finn 8PM, Puppies

RADIO FRIENDLY featuring Kazaam Blam & Old Grey Wolf 9PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

The Southern Cross Thursday Showcase Feat. Johanna & The Mystery

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Thursdays w/ DJs Micah, B-Lo, Gus & Kev Fresh 8PM, Bettys Function House & Bar

Village People

Wellington Town Hall

Fri 30 BrockaflowersaurusRex Single Release - Yeah Yeah

9PM, Mighty Mighty

Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams with Young Niko

9PM, Mighty Mighty

Soulovus Love Foundation Album Tour

Homebase Sports Bar, Hamilton

Travelling Lounge Room & Midge McCleary

Friday’s are a must w/ DJ Marek & Guests B-Lo & Kev Fresh 8PM, Betty’s Function House & Bar

Timesplitters, Barefoot & Dead Fools Fiesta

Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai

Timmy Schumacher & MC Kyla Poverty Bay Club, Gisborne

Village People

Upper Hutt Posse Declaration of Resistance Album Tour 2012

TSB Theatre, New Plymouth

Geoff’s Saloon, Wairoa

Sat 01

Sun 02

1814

Kieran Cooper

Leopard Hotel, Waipukurau

Evil Genius

The Mayfair, New Plymouth

Catlins Cafe, Owaka

Midge McCleary CD Release Tour

Go Hard or Go Home Rimutaka Tavern, $10

The Vault Cafe, Dannevirke

Melting Faces

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

The Chills Bodega

AUCKLAND gig guide Wed 28

Racket Book Swap

7PM, Zeal

2Five9 Trio

Steve Barry Trio

Sun 02

7 Days LIVE

Boyz II Mean - 20th Anniversary Tour

Conch Records at BCC

Wellington Pit Justice w/ Northlane

8PM, Verona

7PM, Rotorua Civic Theatre

8PM, The Opera House

Recovery Sessions Featuring DJ Verdi

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

The Troubles

8PM, Britomart Country Club

Creative Jazz Club 8PM, 1885

Grant Marshall and Nigel Love 8PM, Sale St

Meow!

Josh Leys

8PM, Bodega

Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams LP Release of Sad But True

The Royal, Palmerston North

YOT Club, Raglan

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8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Moonfest

7:30PM, Tahaki Reserve

Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group (U.S.A) 8PM, The Kings Arms, $45

6PM, Racket Bar 8PM, 1885

Ted Brown, Kurt Shanks & The Bads 8PM, The Whiskey

Thu 29 Acoustic Thursday Ft. John Edwards 7PM, Northern Steam Ship

Acoustic Thursdays with Eli 7PM, Neighbourhood

Acoustic Thursday with Waylon 7PM, Nuffield St Brew Bar

Blondie

7PM, The Trusts Arena

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SHIT WORTH DOING

auckland gig guide Thu 29

Dean Campbell

Sat 01

STONERFEST 2012

DeeWhy and Selecta Sam

DeeWhy, Page3, Sample Gee, UltanBurke

Andy Riley (Inland Knights, Toka Project, Drop)

Super Saturday Night w/ Jason

8PM, Sale St

DJ Mystic Mick

8PM, The Corner Store

Frank Booker

6:30PM, Everybody`s

General Lee

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Goodbye Exams, Hello Summer Party 8PM, QF Tavern

Greg Johnson 20th Anniversary Tour

Die!Die!Die! & guests 10PM, Cassette Nine

Double Dutch

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

ExMixKid,Dylan C 9PM, Snapdragon

Get On It w/ DC

5PM, Garrison Public House

Issac Aesili

8PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

Heathen Eyes ~ Black Leaf Gardens ~ The Mad Crept ~ Royal Jackets

Jason Kyle , Normski

Imagine This

9PM, Libertine

8PM, Snapdragon

Jason Eli

6PM, Commons

Jazz

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

KFM Presents Mas.sive 8PM, Verona

Lisa Crawley & Leigh Franklin 7PM, Wine Cellar

Lyrakill

9PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

Nyntee & Sam Hill 9PM, Longroom

Old School DJs 6PM, Racket Bar

R&B Jam Nights 8PM, Juice Bar

6PM, Northern Steam Ship

Johhny Holmes and Max Whats Tha Happs Kilamanraro 9PM, Everybody`s

London Dry 6PM, Racket Bar

Makarau Sessions - Creative | Maori | Tamaki 8PM, Galatos

Manuel Bundy & Latin Aotearoa

9PM, Britomart Country Club

Nickelback - Here & Now Tour 7PM, Vector Arena

Nigel Love , Jordan Momentus 6PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

Pat for President

Shake, Stir & Sing w/ Dan & Chris

8PM, The Elephant Wrestler

Takarunga Playcentre Fundraiser Gig

9PM, Backbeat Bar

7PM, The Windsor Castle

8PM, The Esplanade Hotel

The Wax Works: T-Rice & Hudge

8:30PM, Britomart Country Club

Fri 30 1885 House Party - The Official Our House Afterparty 9PM, 1885, $10

Aroha

8PM, Commons

Bleeders 2012 NZ Reunion Shows W/ Cobra Khan, Kitsch, Shitripper 7PM, The Kings Arms

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7PM, The Osti

9PM, The Kings Arms

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Pseudo City, Night Gaunts & Filth Dog Rattle Your Cage

9PM, The Zookeeper’s Son

Silo Cinema presents The Band’s Visit 7PM, Silo Park

Solly, Jazz

5:30PM, Neighbourhood

Sweetpants, Nyntee & Cuffy 6PM, Longroom

The Rakino’s Trading Co All Live Edition 9PM, Rakino’s

Vitamin S Festival 7PM, Wine Cellar

10PM, InkCoherent

Aroha & Klassix From Paris

9PM, Britomart Country Club

Attic Sky’s, Carb on Carb, Cool Cult, Grass Cannons, Team Ugly 7:30PM, Old Folks Association

Bevan Keys & Nyntee 7PM, Longroom

Booty Mash ft DeeWhy, Sample Gee, Grant Marshall 9PM, Sale St

Dimension - The Quantum State 9PM, The Bacco Room

Dylan C & Arash 8PM, Racket Bar

End Of Movember Party 9PM, 1885

FIGHTING LIKE STAGS, THE KALEIDOSCOPES 9PM, Leigh Sawmill

Good @ Being Bad, Bad @ Being Good

8PM, Whammy Bar

8PM, Malt Bar

The 7 Musketeers 9PM, Revelry

The New Zealand Ukelele Festival 11AM, The Trusts Arena

Tido

7PM, Everybody`s

Uptown Boogie + Guests 6PM, Neighbourhood

Village People

8PM, Auckland Town Hall

Vitamin S Festival 5:30PM, Alleluya Cafe

World Together 12PM, Silo Park

Sun 02 Acoustic Sunday Session w Eli Guttenbiel 3PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

Ant Couch, Jono Chambers, Bluebird Avenue & Guests

10PM, 1885 Basement

4PM, The Kings Arms

Jackal, Doppler, In Company and Fictional Response

Britomart Sunday Service

9PM, The Thirsty Dog

Jonny Woods 8PM, De Post

Lee Gray Duo 8PM, The Patriot

2PM, Britomart Country Club

ELIZABETH WISE Leigh Sawmill

Franko

9PM, The Merchant Bar & Kitchen

Lola & the Dobros

Greg Johnson’s 20th Anniversary Tour

8PM, Merchant Bar and Kitchen

4PM, Paddington Live

Normski, Imagine This

Light Up Hospice

9PM, Snapdragon

7:30PM, Hospice West Auckland

NYC Block Party Edition

Summer Concert Blues Rock’n’roll

4PM, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

Opossom - w/ Sherpa 9PM, The Kings Arms

Piha SOS Save Our Sands Fundraising Gig 7PM, Piha Bowling Club

School Of Rock Xmas Party 12PM, The Kings Arms

Snakeskin Suitcase cuatro 8:30PM, The Lucha Lounge

11:30AM, Dairy Flat Community Hall

Sunday Soul sessions Ft: Dylan C 3PM, Neighbourhood

The Cider Co-Op ft a DJ set from Tahuna Break’s Tim and Adam 12PM, Sale St

Village People & The Beatgirls

4PM, Ascension Wine Estate


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auckland

CHRISTCHURCH gig guide

Mon 03

Wed 28

Jed and Hera

Regina Spektor

Adam McGrath of The Eastern

Mike Arthur

8PM, Auckland Town Hall

The KA Music Quiz 7PM, The Kings Arms

Vitamin S Festival 8PM, Wine Cellar

Tue 04 Boyz II Men - 20th Anniversary Tour

Wunderbar

Dr Sanchez

8:30PM, The Monday Room

Echolypse with Shayna King and Black Sand Sprint 8PM, Dux Live

Hannah Harding 8PM, Porthole Bar

7PM, Logan Campbell Centre

Matt (Von Voin Strumm) Smith

Great NZ Kings Arms Pub Quiz

Willie McArthur

8:30PM, The Brewery

8:30PM, Clink Restaurant Bar 8:30PM, Pegasus Arms

Olli

6PM, Astro Lounge

TwEQ & Dr Dee 9PM, CBD Bar

The Shameless Few 8PM, Ciburb Bar

New Music Collective Darkroom

Sisters of Sound II feat. Jennalynn, Dub Star, Missy G, Danger Girl, Sayae and Friends. 8PM, Dux Live

7PM, The Kings Arms

7:30PM, Pegasus Arms

Tim Walker - You/Me Album Release Show w/ special guests

Thu 29

Fri 30

Claire Coleman

Beach Breaks with djDmand

7PM, Juice Bar

Open Mic Night 7PM, Windsor Castle

Greg Johnsons 20th anniversary tour with Kurt Shanks and Ted Brown 7:30PM, Dux Live, $40

Kate Anastasiou 7PM, Black Betty’s

Natalie Slade 6PM, Astro Lounge

Seth Hamilton The Get Down 9PM, CBD Bar

SuperFood and Guests 9:30PM, Wunderbar

UpRising presents: ‘Get it On! Fantasy Ball’ WTF...What the fantasty?!

9PM, CPIT CPSA Building, $20

8:30PM, Wunderbar

dj Nacoa & Natalie Slade

9PM, The Monday Room

Eastern Family 8PM, Pomeroy’s

8:30PM, Pierside Cafe

Sun 02 Natalie Elms

3PM, Astro Lounge

Big Joe

7PM, The Woolston Club

In the Night Kitchen

Mon 03

Iron Cobra

Nuttin Trivial - Quiz Night

10PM, The Brewery 8PM, Ciburb Bar

6:30PM, Pierside Cafe

Kate Anastasiou 5PM, Astro Lounge

Lindon Puffin 8PM, Pomeroy’s

Matt (Von Voin Strumm) Smith 4PM, The Brewery

Mike T

9PM, CBD Bar

The Carpet Floor Darkroom

The Shameless Few @ The Peg - St. Andrews Day Celebration 10PM, Pegasus Arms

Sat 01 Beastwars Tower of Skulls Single Release Tour

Tue 04 Shihad - Beautiful Machine 8:30PM, The Brewery

Willie’s Open Mic 7PM, Alvarado’s

Otis Mace – Guitar Ace 8PM, Dux Live

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DJ Andrew

8PM, Ciburb Bar

DJ Finney

9PM, Finnegans

Don’t Tell Mama

7:30PM, The Woolston Club

DJ Kidbull

9:30PM, Winnies Ferrymead

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BARS

Shit worth dRINKING

THE FRINGE BAR 191 CUBA STREET

It may be called Fringe Bar, but never fear as you don’t need to be on the edge of the social circle or have some killer bangs to enter. It’s the place where anything could happen from stand up comedy to improvisation and open mic nights, as well as acoustic music and karaoke.

THE BREWERY 3 GARLANDS RD

It’s everything you need: a craft brewery, brew bar, deli-cafe and woodfired pizza restaurant. The Brewery hosts live music most nights and is open from 7am until late. Put a spring back into your step Cantabrians and visit the good sorts pouring your drinks.

MALT BAR

Monteith’s have a great range of beers to suit your style, whether you’re a Classy Red, a Summer Ale or Pilsner kind of person. Don’t let this suburban social hub’s location fool you: behind the closed doors is an iconic, upmarket West Lynn boutique suitable for all occasions, with enough Monteith’s to go around for everything from after work drinks to a Saturday night rager. The wood and retro interior is like a hunting lodge in the dusty mountain ranges and has that same warm, social feel to it as a cabin in the woods (not the scary kind though).

VIBE Key

442 RICHMOND ROAD DAYTIME

SPORTS BAR

OPEN LATE

DANCE FLOOR

FOOD

ONE NIGHT STAND

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

LIVE MUSIC

AFTER WORK

CRAFT BEERS


shit worth Drinking

auckland GROOVE GULPS PONSONBY & other PONSONBY Bonita Bar

242 Ponsonby Road 3765670 The ponsonby local on the corner of summer st, that brings the beauty of fine and inexpensive wines together with a real appreciation of tapas and craft beers, and an interesting selection of cocktails”

AGENTS & MERCHANTS

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

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.

RACKET BAR

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

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.

MEXICO

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.

442 Richmond Road Grey Lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths Craft Beers and great food.

PINXTOS

128c Ponsonby Rd Open now. Bar*Cafe*Tapas

Q Theatre

305 Queen Street For lunch and a glass of wine. Enjoy a Supreme coffee and power up at our WIFI hotspot. A range of hot-pressed or old school doorstop sandwiches, serious salads, biscuits, tarts, cakes and an ultracheap Artists’ Pot of the Day.

The Portland Public House

463 New North Rd The newest port of call in Kingsland.... rustic and raring to serve this evolving part of town.

VIADUCT VIADUCT SNAPDRAGON

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.

QUAY ST CLUBROOMS Rakinos- Beats, Bar, Kitchen

Level 1/35 High Street (09) 358-3535 ‘The Joint since 91’

MTEDEN EDEN Mt DE POST

NEWMARKET NEWMARKET Malt Bar

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 BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

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.

VERONA

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

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

VICTORIA VICTORIAPARK PARK SALE STREET

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!

THE CLADDAGH

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

PARNELL PARNELL THE PADDINGTON

CENTRAL& K’RD & Krd CENTRAL DOC BAR

352 K’Rd (09) 365-1800 Tues-Sat

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.

LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR

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 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...

GRACE BAR

103 Victoria St West 300-6352 21st Birthdays, Hen/Stag Parties, Corporate Events, Dance Parties, CD Release Parties, Live Music.

FATHER TED’S ORIGINAL IRISH PUB

BRITOMART BRITOMART 1885 - Britomart

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

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

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.

KINGSLAND KINGSLAND

THE OAKROOM

THE WINDSOR CASTLE

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

Neighbourhood Brewbar

17 Drake 300 6313

498 New North Rd (09) 846-3773 Nestled in the site of an old garage and engineering shop Neighbourhood celebrates the craft of beer.

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tours & events

Upcoming tours & events 7 DAYS LIVE

Fri 07 Dec The Opera House, Wellington Fri 30 Nov Regent Theatre, Dunedin Mon 03 Dec Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga Tue 27 Nov Regent On Broadway, Palmerston North Sat 01 Dec Civic Theatre, Invercargill Thu 29 Nov Theatre Royal, Timaru Wed 28 Nov Civic Theatre, Rotorua Sat 08 Dec Royal Opera House, Wanganui

95BFM XMAS PARTY

Fri 07 Dec Cassette Nine, Auckland

ACTION BRONSON (US) Thu 10 Jan Galatos, Auckland

ALABAMA SHAKES (US)

BONNIE RAITT (US)

Fri 05 Apr The NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival, Christchurch

BOYZ II MEN (US)

Sun 02 Dec The Opera House, Wellington Tue 04 Dec Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland Wed 05 Dec Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

BRYAN ADAMS (CA)

Mon 22 Apr Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Tue 23 Apr The Civic, Auckland

CALVIN HARRIS, MAJOR LAZER & BASSNECTAR

Fri 30 Nov ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

Tue 15 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

Fri 01 Feb Town Hall, Auckland Sat 02 Feb Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland Sun 03 Feb, Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Whangarei Tue 05 Feb Founders Theatre, Hamilton Wed 06 Feb Aurora Centre, Christchurch Thu 07 Feb TSB Theatre, New Plymouth Fri 08 Feb Opera House, Wellington

Mon 14 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

BAND OF HORSES (US)

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

BARRY GIBB & CAROLE KING

Sat 23 Feb Mission Estate, Hawkes Bay

BLACK SABBATH (UK)

Fri 30 Nov The Kings Arms, Auckland

BLONDIE & THE STRANGLERS Thu 29 Nov Trusts Stadium, Auckland

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CRYSTAL CASTLES (CA) Tue 15 Jan Studio, Auckland

THE DATSUNS

Sat 22 Dec Bodega, Wellington Sun 23 Dec Galatos, Auckland

DEEP PURPLE & JOURNEY Sun 24 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

DELANEY DAVIDSON & MARLON WILLIAMS

Fri 30 Nov Sammy’s, Dunedin Sat 01 Dec Dux Live, Christchurch

GRIMES (CA)

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

HOLLYWOODFUN DOWNSTAIRS

Wed 28 Nov San Fran Bath House, Wellington Thu 29 Nov Lucky, Hunterville Thu 29 Nov Space Monster, Whanganui Fri 30 Nov Static Bar, Hamilton Sat 01 Dec Karangahake Gorge Tunnel Mine, Auckland Sat 01 Dec Major Toms, Mt Manganui Sat 08 Dec Lucha Lounge, Auckland

HOMEGROWN 2013

Sat 02 Mar Waterfront, Wellington

JORDIE LANE (AU)

Wed 05 Dec Wine Cellar, Auckland Thu 06 Dec Plato, Dunedin Fri 07 Dec Nor’wester Cafe, Amberley Sat 08 Dec The Freehouse, Nelson Sun 09 Dec San Fran Bath House, Wellington

DINOSAUR JR. (US)

Tue 05 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

DIRTY PROJECTORS (US)

Wed 23 Jan The Kings Arms, Auckland Thu 24 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington

CAT POWER (US)

Fri 22 Feb Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland Sat 23 Feb Town Hall, Wellington

CLASSIC HITS WINERY TOUR 2013

Sat 02 Feb Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana Sun 03 Feb Marina Reserve, Tutukaka Tue 05 Feb Brunton Road, Gisborne Wed 06 Feb Church Road, Napier Fri 08 Feb Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North Sat 09 Feb Alana Estate, Martinborough Sun 10 Feb Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka Tue 12 Feb Sentry Hill Estate, New Plymouth Sat 16 Feb The Mud House Winery & Café, Waipara Sun 17 Feb Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin Tue 19 Feb Waitiri Creek, Gibbston Fri 22 Feb Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere Sat 23 Feb Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere Sun 24 Feb Villa Maria Winery, Blenheim Fri 01 Mar Wharepai Domain, Tauranga Sat 02 Mar Villa Maria Winery, Auckland Sun 03 Mar Mystery Creek, Hamilton

Sat 20 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland

BLEEDERS

Fri 11 Jan - Sat 12 Jan Tangihua Forest, Northland

Sat 15 Dec Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

Thu 24 Jan The Kings Arms, Auckland

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (US)

CHRONOPHONIUM 2013

DEVO, SIMPLE MINDS & THE CHURCH

ALESTORM (UK)

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

Sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Ohuka Farm, Whitianga

Fri 30 Nov Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sat 01 Dec Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sun 02 Dec Aratoi Museum, Masterton

ALAN DAVIES (UK)

AMANDA PALMER (US)

COROMANDEL GOLD 2012

CLIFF RICHARD (UK)

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

ED SHEERAN (UK)

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

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS (UK)

Sat 19 Jan Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

EXODUS

Sat 31 Dec Te Tumu Kaituna Reserve, Papamoa Beach

FRED WESLEY (US)

Thu 21 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

GARBAGE

Tue 19 Feb Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Wed 20 Feb Civic Theatre, Auckland

GLENN FREY

Fri 08 Mar CBS Arena, Christchurch Sun 10 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR (CA)

KATCHAFIRE & LADI6

Wed 26 Dec Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai Thu 27 Dec Opononi Hotel, Opononi Wed 2 Jan Riwaka Hotel, Riwaka Fri 4 Jan Station Village, Lower Hutt Sat 5 Jan Butlers Reef, Oakura

KENDRICK LAMAR (US) Wed 12 Dec The Powerstation, Auckland

LAGWAGON (US)

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

LA DE DA FESTIVAL 2012

Sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Daisybank Farm, Martinborough

Fri 08 Feb The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 09 Feb San Fran Bath House, Wellington

LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2013

GOODSHIRT

LINKIN PARK (US)

Sat 08 Dec Paddington Live, Auckland

Thu 21 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

GREG JOHNSON

LUMINATE FESTIVAL

Thu 29 Nov The Osti, Waiheke Island

Mon 28 Jan Silo Park, Auckland

Sun 30 Jan - Sun 06 Jan Canaan Downs, Nelson


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Upcoming tours & events MORE FM VINEYARD TOUR

Fri 15 Feb Mills Reef Winery, Tauranga Sat 16 Feb Sileni Estates Winery, Hawkes Bay Sun 17 Feb Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough Tue 19 Feb Trafalgar Park, Nelson Fri 22 Feb The Groynes, Christchurch Sat 23 Feb Turanga Creek Vineyard, Auckland

MOUNT EERIE (US)

Fri 01 Feb Wine Cellar, Auckland Sat 02 Feb Puppies, Wellington Mon 04 Feb Barrytown Hall, Barrytown Tue 05 Feb Tim’s Place, Marahau Wed 06 Feb Wunderbar, Lyttelton Thu 07 Feb Chicks Hotel, Dunedin Fri 08 Feb Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

MORRISSEY (UK)

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

NEILSTOCK 2012

Sat 24 Nov - Sun 25 Nov Totman Rd, Tirua

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 Park, Matakana, North Auckland Wed 20 Feb Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Sat 23 Feb Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown

PAUL DI’ANNO & BLAZE BAYLEY (UK)

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

PRETTY LIGHTS (US) Thu 31 Jan San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 01 Feb Studio, Auckland

THE PRETTY THINGS (UK)

Tue 11 Dec The Powerstation, Auckland

RAGGAMUFFIN 2013

Fri 01 Feb - Sat 02 Feb Rotorua International Stadium

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

Sat 15 Dec St Peter’s Village Hall, Paekakariki

RUSSELL BRAND (UK)

Wed 28 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland Thu 13 Dec TSB Arena, Wellington

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

Sat 29 Dec Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai

SHIHAD

Sat 09 Feb Littles Road, Queenstown

SHOW ME SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL Thu 03 Jan - Sun 13 Jan The Monkey House, Whitianga

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE (US) Thu 29 Nov Town Hall, Wellington Fri 30 Nov TSB Showplace, New Plymouth Sat 01 Dec Town Hall, Auckland

Fri 11 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland

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Fri 23 Nov The Blues Brothers, Silo Park, Auckland Fri 30 Nov The Band’s Visit, Silo Park, Auckland Fri 07 Dec Spellbound, Silo Park, Auckland Fri 14 Dec Grease, Silo Park, Auckland Fri 21 Dec Home Alone, Silo Park, Auckland

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Wed 03 Apr - Sun 07 Apr Christchurch

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Mon 03 Dec Town Hall, Auckland

Tue 19 Mar TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Thu 21 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Thu 07 Feb Whammy Bar, Auckland

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SIX60 RINGO STARR AND THE ALL STARRS (UK) Thu 07 Feb CBS Arena, Christchurch Sat 09 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

RONAN KEATING & BRIAN MCFADDEN Wed 27 Feb Trusts Stadium Arena, Auckland

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Fri 30 Nov The Wanganui Musicians Club (Savages Club), Wanganui Fri 14 Dec Anzac Hall, Featherston

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Sat 01 Dec Silo Park, Auckland

WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY Tue 27 Nov - Sun 03 Mar Auckland Art Gallery

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Fri 05 Apr Town Hall, Wellington Sat 06 Apr Town Hall, Auckland

STEPHEN MERCHANT (UK)

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Sat 01 Dec Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland

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Branded As A Bad Boy AHEAD OF HIS NEW ZEALAND SHOWS, WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAN BEHIND THE MAYHEM – RUSSELL BRAND.

He’s Britian’s bad boy of comedy – a recovering sex and heroin addict, an alcoholic, the man who broke Katy Perry’s heart (supposedly), with a mouth made for prison.

“My life is just a series of embarrassing incidents strung together by telling people about those embarrassing incidents,” he said later in his memoir My Booky Wook.

But Russell Brand turned his life around, got clean and turned to yoga, the Hare Krishna movement and charity.

After taking his act to the US in 2009, he recorded a special for Comedy Central before his tour. While his act didn’t take off immediately, it was his film work, which made him a recognisable face and a household name in the US. They had never seen anything like him.

Does that mean he’s gone soft with his comedy? No way. Brand burst onto our screens in Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008, where he played a character much like himself: a recovering sex addict rock star, dating the gorgeous TV star Sarah Marshall. From his side appearance, the role lead to many others: He reprised the character in Get Him To The Greek in 2010, starred in the remake of Arthur and Rock of Ages, not to mention he voiced characters in childrens’ films Despicable Me and Hop. But despite training as an actor, it was stand-up comedy where he began his craft after one too many run-ins with the drama school head. “I am a stand-up comic trained as an actor,” he explains to Reelz.com. “I had a terrible drug problem whilst learning my craft as an actor.” The talented young man was just 15 when he was inspired to become an actor after nailing the role of Fat Sam in Bugsy Malone. He was accepted to the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts (Britain’s oldest training school), and his tuition was funded by Essex council for his introductory year, with potential funding for three additional years. However, during his introductory year, he was expelled for bad behaviour and drug use. His first significant stand-up appearance was at the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year final in 2000. Although he finished fourth, his performance attracted the attention of Gagged and Bound Comedy Ltd agent Nigel Klarfeld. That year, he also made his Edinburgh debut as one-third of the stand-up show Pablo Diablo’s Cryptic Triptych, alongside ventriloquist Mark Felgate and Anglo-Iranian comic Shappi Khorsandi. Brand held his first one-man show, Better Now, at the Edinburgh Festival, which was an open and honest account of his addiction to heroin. Again using the embarrassing incidents of his life, he went on to launch his first worldwide tour with Shame in 2006.

As well as acting, Brand also hosted an MTV show, Dancefloor Chart, while touring nightclubs of Britain. “I used to go around to night clubs and talk bizarre and unusual things (with people),” he said of his time on the show. ““It made very good TV because of course they were all on drugs. They didn’t understand what was happening to them. They would talk about peculiar things and people would just get into the conversation. Of course, at that time, I was on crack and heroin, so I was on more intoxicating drugs than they were, so I was at a disadvantage.” Brand is not one to shy away from the mistakes of the past or the more recent years (his divorce to Katy Perry perhaps). As confronting as he is, his stand-up tour in New Zealand will be an eye-opening experience into a life that has lived it all: the good and the bad. “What I’ve learnt - to my cost - on several occasions in my life, is that people will put up with all manner of bad behaviour so long as you’re giving them what they want,” he says of his past. “They’ll laugh and get into it and enjoy the anecdotes and the craziness and the mayhem as long as you’re going your job well, but the minute you’re not, you’re fucked. They’ll wipe their hands of you without a second glance.” WRITTEN BY LAURA WEASER SEE HIM LIVE: RUSSELL BRAND WED 28 NOV VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND THU 13 DEC TSB ARENA, WELLINGTON

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Blonde Ambition Blondie will play the Trusts Stadium Arena this week supported by UK punk icons the Stranglers and young Kiwi upstarts The Drab Doo-Riffs.

In 1980 the music department of the Wellington Library was located in the basement. It was badly lit, musty and overstuffed with faceless classical works by Bizet, Mendelssohn, Brahms and even Lloyd Webber. Everything was on vinyl and spun at 33 1/3 RPM. To a scruffy adolescent, wagging last class in his disheveled private school uniform this was possibly the worst place to hide from the prefects. It had that very uncool academic atmosphere that made you want to grab your selection as soon as possible and depart at haste. But then across the dirty worn orange carpet, tucked into a dark corner a hot, blonde vixen, standing in a dominant pose, decked out in a wispy lil’ white slip dress and surrounded by a group of skinny suited, leering men stared out at me. She was strong, in control and utterly sexy. I didn’t even know what sexy was, but I took her home anyway and we spent a beautiful night together. Then the next day she became my first ‘dub’, by taping up the holes on The Best of the BeeGeesI’d discovered the joys of creating my own mixtape. Over time I’d collected all her best, ‘Denis Denis’, ‘Call Me’ and the funky, grungy ‘Rip Her to Shreads’ which chugged along like a Velvet Underground outtake, and of course, ‘Heart of Glass’. That one in particular caught my ears, with its disco groove, thumping bass and that neat techno vibrato. Plus Debbie’s high, Medussa vocals - seductive and venomous. It was also the first and probably last time I’d ever heard the lines “Pain in the ass” sung on Ready To Roll. Blondie have scored quite a few milestones over their career. Starting out as the unofficial house ban at CBGB’s in New York City, the home of punk, grunge, New Wave, No-Wave and pretty much any kind of new music you can think of. They hung with virtually everyone of note and sucked up the vibe from the streets. ‘Rapture’, for instance was probably the first rap song to become a mainstream hit, and this was ages before the Beasties, Eric B and Rakim or even MARRS were noticed. They also fed off bands like The Ramones, who never hit the big time in the same way but hugely influenced the early Blondie rock’n’ roll sound. I was

horrified to find out, via Lester Bangs awesome on-the-road photo book, that Debbie Harry had dated Joey Ramone. How could she do that? I hope she was de-loused. That didn’t stop them though, and they dominated the early 1980’s managing to remain cool, despite the onslaught of synthesisers and big hair. Then when they finally embraced the enlarged coiffure, Blondie broke up following the release of their sixth studio album The Hunter in 1982. Harry, of course went on to pursue a solo career but was never quite as awesome as those days of Parallel Lines. She eventually slowed down to care for partner and former band mate Chris Stein, who was diagnosed with Pemphigus, a rare autoimmune disease of the skin. Blondie reformed in 1997, and renewed success with a no.1 in the UK ‘Maria’ in 1999. They toured and performed worldwide and were even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Last year they even spat out another studio album, Panic of Girls and are still going strong. Like many pioneers of the modern sound, Blondie are not content to sit quietly and watch others take up the mantle. Chris Stein confided in an interview recently that, like the Rolling Stones, performing was in his blood. He had to be on stage on a regular basis. And as for that teenage crush? I never really shook it, though there were fleeting moments with Wendy James (Transmission Vamp) and Neneh Cherry. But it was never quite the same. Sure Debbie might be old enough to be old enough to be my grandmother - but she’s still hot. P.S. If you do come along, best not mention you had a crush on her, your girlfriend might not appreciate it! WRITTEN By Tim Gruar SEE THEM LIVE: BLONDIE & THE STRANGLERS THU 29 NOV TRUSTS STADIUM, AUCKLAND


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If you lived in Fairhaven City, chances are you would be dead. In this fictional location, just walking down to the corner diary is a risky activity. This is a place where drivers get rewarded for careening into billboards, people are trying to break land-speed records in a Ford Escort, and cops seem to sadistically thrive on hazardous pursuits. The upside is, everyone left alive would own some really sweet rides. This is pretty much the entire premise for Criterion’s latest high-octane racer. And it’s a barrel load of fun. In fact, it makes the previous eighteen Need for Speed titles feel as slow and boring as a cardboard box full of rocks. Every single minute is filled with eye-blistering carnage and Most Wanted ensures that you’ll never want to get out of your car.

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Most Wanted’s mantra of ‘let’s just get to the fun’ even carries across to the unlockable content of the game. Simply driving through one of a hundred Jack Spots littered throughout Fairhaven City gifts you a brand new car. Often you’ll stumble across beautiful rides purely by accident and the only catch is you might need to evade the cops if the car triggers an alarm.

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It’s clear that Criterion have smooshed together the best aspects of their past Burnout games to deliver one of the best free-roaming locales I’ve seen in a driving game. Especially when combined with the day-night cycle and weather effects that realistically impact on your driving experience. It’s hard not to recommend this game. Non-driving fans are going to love the sense of speed and destruction, while petrol-heads have got a great range of cars and a very solid driving mechanic to keep them satisfied.

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Despite the misleading name, this game can’t be compared to the earlier Most Wanted title released back in 2005. This is a whole new, uberimproved racer that will change your view on the Need for Speed franchise for the better. Best enjoyed with eye-drops, as you won’t want to blink.

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Most Wanted is accessible right from the first time you release the handbrake. Exploring the open-world city of Fairhaven in whatever vehicle you chose is mind-numbingly fun. Apart from downtown city streets, there is a varied assortment of environments such as wide highways, bendy mountain roads, narrow alleyways, and a treacherous Industrial area.


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YOU KNOW THE NAME, THE FACE AND THE SAME SOUND. BUT WHAT DOES NICKELBACK REALLY THINK OF THE CRITICS. Nickelback – for those who are unaware – are a Canadian rock band from Alberta, formed in 1995. The band’s music is classed as alternative rock and believe it or not, they are one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups. They have sold almost 15 million albums worldwide and are the second best-selling foreign act in the US behind The Beatles. Now, Nickelback are back in the little old New Zealand this week to play at Vector Arena. We spoke to bass player Mike Kroeger (half-brother of lead singer Chad) about the highs and lows of their career. First of all, how did Nickelback come about? Well, it was kind of a situation where the three of us: me, Chad and Ryan our guitar player and another singer – Chad was only playing the guitar at the time. We were playing a lot of cover music and having fun, travelling around, getting paid a couple of bucks here and there and, you know, trying not to actually do real work. And then it was decided that we would like to record our own music. We got in there and made a seven song EP and then just started playing every gig we could play. We’ve done them all: good, bad, ugly. And since then not much changed except for the buildings getting bigger that we play in and the travel’s getting easier. When did you get to the point where you’re like, “Oh-oh, we’ve hit the big time”? Until we had released the single ‘How You Remind Me’ everything to that point had been…I don’t wanna use the word “failure”, but it hadn’t been a success. We got really frustrated, but we just continued on and played every gig we could get our hands on. We didn’t have a record company, so, you know, Chad was phoning radio stations and working them, ‘cause he’s really persuasive, and I was handling our sales, so I was making CDs and mailing them out to the record label. Then somebody heard it and heard that we’d sold 20, 000 copies by ourselves. They decided to sign us and then we recorded ‘Silver Side Up’ and the first single. And when that became – I think it was in 2001 – the most played song in the world that was kind of a pretty good indication that things were turning around and it was looking all better.

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It’s no hidden secret that you guys as Nickelback almost have a cult like status for being disliked especially on social media – for some people it’s a bit of a past time. What do you say to those people who take pleasure from putting you down? I wouldn’t say anything to them. I think they’re having a pretty good time. There’s never really been a better time for hate than with social media. You know, anyone who has an internet connection can spread hate, but they can also say nice things, which is what our fans do. I kind of have a mixed feeling about that. I don’t think it’s really hard to go negative on things, I think it’s pretty easy actually. It’s kind of boring. How does one keep their longevity, especially in the music industry with all the changes, for well over 15 years? I think it’s up to the people. You know, if people all of a sudden stopped or limit the amount of music they are buying…the reason I say that is because that’s the only way to track [our success]. You know, back a few years the only way knowing how you were doing was based on sales. It was kind of a barometer for how you were succeeding and that people liked it. Now, that barometer doesn’t exist to the same degree. What’s your favourite thing about coming to New Zealand? The pies, man. Haha, no actually I think it’s the pub life, to be honest with you. So far we have had so much fun in the pubs – and don’t ask me the names because I probably knew them when I went in, but I didn’t know them when I went out. You have spent a fair bit of your time touring right around the world. How do you resolve issues within the band? I think the most conflict we’ve ever had was when things just weren’t going very good and we were having a hard time. But now, the problems are a lot smaller. You have to deal with them and we don’t fight, we work things out. Not to say that we have differences of opinion from time to time, but I don’t think anybody can say that they don’t have that. But it’s nothing we can’t work through, over the years we’ve always been through worse. What’s one piece of advice you’ve never forgotten? Ok, this is one of my favourites and it’s really helped me through. It was actually given to me by a lawyer we had. The advice was to never underestimate the stupidity, greed or laziness of your fellow man.


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