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In days of yore we've been called troubadours, minstrels of the road, jongleurs, jesters. Today we are CVE – A band of musical amigos hell-bent on sharing songs and making light, with a seemingly unquenchable thirst for quality wines and german shots. And there’s magic in this music. Tender moments of love and loss, songs of roads and ruin, good times had and ahead. Our brotherhood touches many and includes them all – it’s a bond we share and wear with pride. Some have come and gone, some have returned, others have yet to arrive at this holy place; this temple of Rock & Roll. It’s an honour to serve and to play, and we look forward to saddling up, treading the boards and sharing a jar every time with the anticipation of kids at Christmas. Reeeespect. This is CVE and It Is What It Is.

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NEWS FUN TIMES AHEAD

The New York trio, FUN. bring their live show to Auckland for the first time headlining the Logan Campbell Centre on Wed 13 Mar. The group’s second album Some Nights has delivered multi-platinum sales and the massive hit singles ‘We Are Young’ and ‘Some Nights’. The singles have reached #2 and #1 on the NZ Charts, with combined sales of nearly 100,000 copies in this country. SEE THEM LIVE: FUN.


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The Offspring are coming back to NZ. The band have always had a huge following in NZ and their Big Day Out appearances and 1999’s headlining show at North Shore Events Centre mainlined straight into the hearts of the tens of thousands who saw them. SEE THEM LIVE: THE OFFSPRING
 Wed 27 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland 
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BROTHERS UNITE

The most legendary family in music history is bringing their reunion show to New Zealand. Household names since the ‘70s, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson returning to Australasia after nearly 30 years to perform all their hits and to pay special tribute to their late brother Michael. “This is a dream coming true,” said Jackie Jackson of the tour. “I can’t believe this is finally happening. There’s nothing like having all the brothers on stage at the same time. This will be exciting for our fans around the world-- and I know at each concert, MJ’s spirit will be in the house with us.”

SPOT IT IF YOU DARE

Spotify’s latest upgrade will see a whole host of discovery features introduced across its desktop, mobile and new web player platforms over the coming weeks. “Users tell us they don’t know what to listen to, and artists tell us they want to connect more closely with fans” says Daniel Ek, CEO and founder at Spotify. “So we’re creating a new and personalised way of finding great music.” Two of the new features are the all new ‘Follow’ tab means you can follow friends, artists, influencers and media to get updated on what they’re listening to in real time and the ‘Discover’ tab which Combines technology and social tools with content from Pitchfork, Songkick and Tunig, Spotify’s Discover feed continually seeks out the most relevant content.

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MUSIC IN PARKS

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A BLACK AND ORANGE SHOW

The 55th Grammy nominations are out with not too many surprised, but a few fresh faces. A few of the larger award nominees are as follows: Album of the Year: The Black Keys - El Camino
, Fun. - Some Nights
, Mumford & Sons - Babel
, Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
 and Jack White – Blunderbuss. Record of the Year
: The Black Keys – ‘Lonely Boy’
, Kelly Clarkson – ‘Stronger’, Fun. ft. Janelle Monae – ‘We Are Young’
, Gotye ft. Kimbra – ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
, Frank Ocean – ‘Thinkin Bout You’
 and Taylor Swift – ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’. Best New Artist
: The Alabama Shakes
, Fun., Hunter Hayes
, The Lumineers
 and Frank Ocean. The awards will be held Mon 11 Feb.

Auckland music fans can get their fix for free at the 2013 Music in Parks series that has just been announced. The series, in its 20th year, covers a wide range of musical genres including rock, country western, opera, hip hop, reggae and more. Enthusiasts can browse the Music in Parks site to see who’s playing when and listen to tracks from artists to get a feel for those they haven’t discovered. I Am Giant
, Sola Rosa, Tahuna Breaks
, Midge Marsden, Avalanche City
 and Adeaze
 are set to headline some of the upcoming shows. There are still 30 more acts to be announced of over the coming weeks. Go to our website for more info grooveguide.co.nz.

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PLAYING ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE EDGE FAVourites STEP INTO THE UNUSUAL AND ALTERNATIVE WORLD OF THE AUCKLAND FRINGE FESTIVAL.

AARADHNA MUSICIAN

Fringe. The word typically describes something which lays on the outer, not part of the mainstream, something perhaps a little unconventional. Or, it can mean a swanky new hairstyle.

But from Fri 15 Feb to Sun to Mar the fringe becomes front and centre when the Auckland Fringe Festival takes over the little big city. Auckland Fringe is an open access arts festival, providing a platform for performers to present innovative work in an environment of artistic freedom. Public spaces – such as Silo Theatre and Aotea Square – will be taken over by cinema, theatre and dancing, and purpose-built areas (theatres, halls swimming pools) will house alternative content in all forms. Favourite drink? Jameson on ice. Favourite restaurant/café? Parade Cafe, Wellington. Favourite takeaway? KFC (don’t judge me lol). Favourite colour? Rainbow! Favourite classic film? The Goonies. Favourite childhood memory? Riding in the van with my parps and helping him with the paper run for the Dominion Post early in the mornings. He shared some awesome stories with me about him in his younger days, we used to sing along to Indian music that was playing on deck and had heaps of laughs. Favourite party food? Chicken-flavoured potato chips or carrots and dip. Favourite vice? Eating greasy food. Favourite song? Santo & Johnny – ‘Moonlight Serenade’. Favourite meal? My parps’ homemade lamb curry.

The purpose of fringe is simple: to enable audience access to eclectic art forms. The festival only comes once every two years, with shows running up to five days and venues seating around 100 people, so tickets really are strictly limited, with many guaranteed to sell out. There truly is everything you could think of: burlesque, comedy, arts, theatre, dancing, visual arts, music and even “other” – a category that labels everything that can’t be defined. So what kinds of things can you expect? Let’s look at some of acts. Russian stage show Nostalgia for Reality is a small group of highly-trained actors who are tutored under Stanislavski’s acting method. This piece dazzles with compelling monologues, exhilarating dance, heart-rending movement, beautiful music, puppetry, projections, humour and generous audience participation. Cannonball, direct from the 2012 Melbourne Fringe, catapults us into a world both suburban and extraordinary. A seasoned improviser, Emily Taylor, uses principles of improvisation when creating new

work and the show embraces spontaneity, truth in comedy and the audience/performer dynamic, creating an intimacy with the audience. Darkly revealing and disturbingly funny, 10 characters (all portrayed by Taylor) struggle with life, mortality and happiness. Here at home, Kiwi acts Puppet Fiction – the ultimate Quentin Tarantino homage on strings – and live-action cartoon Velcro City is guaranteed to inject some quirky humour into the festival. Using techniques beyond the human form (puppets, cartoons), the actors can do and say anything they damned well like! And to round out our picks is Wet Hot Beauties’ Swan Song – no, it’s not what you think, but in saying that, it kind of is. Bringing back the water ballet/synchronised swimming, these ladies will take over Parnell Baths to dance their fantastical Swan Lake/Baz Luhrmanninspired water ballet mash-up with their trademark cheeky, modern twist. With 24 days of action and adventure, don’t miss the bi-annual event of 2013. Plan ahead, get your tickets early and open your eyes to arts off the beaten track. ALL SHOW, TICKET AND VENUE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT AUCKLANDFRINGE.CO.NZ.

Favourite cause? Starship Foundation. Favourite label to put on your relationship? Hard loving. Favourite ‘90s TV show? Martin & The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Favourite word? Chunky. Favourite album? Back to Black –­ Amy Winehouse.

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Favourite body part on someone else? Teeth. Favourite venue? Backbeat Bar, I’ve only performed there once, but I love the whole vibe of that place. Favourite lyric? “I got 5 on it…” Favourite candy bar? Kit Kat. Favourite current TV show? The Walking Dead. SEE HER LIVE: MORE FM SUMMER VINEYARD TOUR SEE TOURS AND EVENTS FOR DATES ALBUM OUT NOW: TREBLE & REVERB

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PSASBR) is obviously the Sony equivalent of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. But whereas Nintendo has a large number of fun cartoony characters, Sony’s stable is filled with a lot of serious, technical, and often gun-wielding types. However, the balance that has been struck is remarkably good. For every Raiden there is a Sly Cooper. The characters from less violent games still have excellent attacks that are not out of step with their attitude. Sackboy, for example, uses stickers and objects from LittleBigPlanet’s creation menu as tools and weapons. Arcade mode gives each character a story play through. This can be odd, as characters like Kratos send themselves on quests to battle heroes and test their skills against the best, while Parappa the Rapper just wants to be a comic hero and somehow ends up fighting Helghast.

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The battle before the boss is where each character fights their opposite. Sometimes this is the perfect comedic foil - Jak and Daxter vs Ratchet and Clank - and sometimes it’s a bit more tangential - like Kratos vs Sweet Tooth.

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By Nintendo Discover an exciting new way to enjoy home entertainment with A revolutionary new touch screen controller, precision motion controls, and full HD graphics. a whole new world of play styles and gaming possibilities is on the horizon. The time is coming to truly expand your idea about what a game console is—and can be. RRP $469.00 ebgames.co.nz and Instore

Tournament offers up matched and unmatched games. You can invite friends to play or the system will just hook you up with randoms. Each “season” lasts about a month. So if you are only hitting your stride at the end, don’t worry. Oddly, online play isn’t as much fun as having other people in the room with you hurling trash talk back and forth (which can be done using Versus mode). The levels are fantastic. Each one is a mix of two different games. The Helghast invade Parappa’s dojo, while Nathan Drakes’ plane escape scene gets visited by the floating city from Bioshock Infinite. Throughout the levels there are hazards usually set up by the invading game’s characters. There are also pickups that players can equip to inflict damage on opponents and gain AP (the points you need to pull off special moves). The further through the game you get with each character you gain points to level up with. Each level unlocks more customisation options. These can be extra costumes, taunts, and intros but also icons and avatars for online play. Overall PSASBR is a fun little game that will give you hours of “just one more fight then so I can get even” entertainment. WRITTEN BY HADYN GREEN

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GET ON THE MIC! This hi fidelity Unidirectional Dynamic microphone is designed for especially for voice and music reproduction. With it ’s zinc aluminum alloy body, this mic is sturdy enough for those rock ‘n roll nights in the studio. RRP $20.00 soundtolight.co.nz

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All ergonomic guidelines recommend placing the screen at eye level, and keeping your back, forearms and wrists straight. This can be achieved by using your laptop with mStand, external keyboard and mouse. mStand helps you work comfortably and safely every day. RRP $130.00

At 7.6 mm and 112 grams,2 iPhone 5 has a remarkably thin and light design. It’s made from anodised aluminium. the bevelled edges are diamond cut for incredible precision. Brilliant 4-inch Retina display, Powerful A6 chip and Ultra-fast wireless. RRP $1049.00 thewarehouse.co.nz and Instore

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THIS ‘quadricopter’ is Controlled by an iPad, it can fly and film. With loads of different models to choose from. RRP $499 ardrone.net.nz & dicksmith. co.nz

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The stylish design and comfortable grip of the Tailslide mouse ensure a smooth navigation. all the functionality you need, with A super optical sensor and 800 dpi. PC Compability oNLY RRP $29.99 mightyape.co.nz

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The Samsung Galaxy Note II puts creativity into your hands. With its innovate S Pen and 5.5” Super AMOLED display you can quickly note down ideas. This handset is the ultimate organiser for people who live their online life through their phone.

For recording or just jamming, the pocket-sized Apogee JAM is a high quality interface for connecting your electric guitar or bass directly to your iPad, iPhone or Mac using the included iOS or USB cables. It ’s fully compatible with GarageBand and almost any other audio app.

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All Grown up Music’s legendary Jackson family has announced a one off New Zealand show alongside a slew of Australian dates on their upcoming Unity tour.

The brothers, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito, last toured outside of the United States almost 30 years ago on their Victory tour. The new tour has also come alongside a reunion with their old record label Motown. The freshly signed record deal will mean a new album next year. The brothers have also spoken of a Michael Jackson hologram as a possibility for the album’s tour cycle. The upcoming tour set list is part tribute to their brother Michael, who passed away in 2009, and will feature some of his greatest hits alongside the hits The Jacksons are most known for. Both bringing fans their greatest and most timeless hits and honouring their brother is paramount to the tour. With Jermaine Jackson saying he’s excited and happy to be playing again alongside his brothers, and that they’re all ready and committed to keep the Jackson family’s legacy alive. The legendary family formed in 1964, after the initially being a trio under the name of the Jackson Brothers. The trio consisted of the older siblings, and it wasn’t until the younger two came on board that they found success. Even with the soon-to-be King Of Pop (a pre-teen at the time) it would still be five years before they would burst onto the scene with their debut album. The Jacksons achieved international super-stardom when they were the first group in history to have all four of their singles reach #1 on the Billboard Charts. The group’s brand of pop-funk, which changed the face of music, has left them with a dynasty like no other. They’ve released a stunning 12 albums between 1969 through Motown (as the Jackson 5) and a further six as The Jacksons through a deal with Epic Records. Their debut album, Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5, sold

five million units and its follow up ABC exceeded this with 5.7 million copies. Solidly cementing them in the position of biggest selling family in music of all time. As well as having a back catalogue, which is nothing short of impressive, and the mind blowing record sales, the Jacksons legacy has gone beyond this. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1997, as well as career that has spanned four decades, the Jackson family revolutionized popular culture and music. Their sound has been described as ‘soulful and sunny’ and their live show has been known to match this with their contagious stage presence that earned them millions of fans across the world. Earlier in the year The Jacksons played at the Apollo theatre as part of the current tour. The Hollywood Reporter called it “slick…well paced… and energized the sold-out crowd.” While Eurweb.com, on said, “it was clear… they haven’t lost their stage presence, their dance moves, or their voices.” Only two of the many reviews that have hailed the return of the family and can only build anticipation for the New Zealand fans will have to wait until March before Unity is brought to our shores. In an interview about the tour Jackie Jackson said, “this is a dream coming true…I can’t believe this is finally happening. There’s nothing like having all the brothers on stage at the same time. I know at each concert, MJ’s spirit will be in the house with house.” WRITTEN BY SEBASTIAN MACKAY SEE THEM LIVE: THE JACKSONS TUE 26 MAR VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND


SHIT WORTH DOING

auckland gig guide Wed 12

Imagine This

Ian Beatmaster

Auckland Blues Club’s Blues Jam

Indie Club

Jason Kyle, Normski

Issac, Aeslii

Magik sessions w/ Dick Johnson and guests

8PM, The Winchester

“Cult 45” jazz and funk 5PM, Ginger Minx

Conch Records at BCC Britomart Country Club

Creative Jazz Club 1885

Evil Ocean with Village The Audio Foundation

Fleur Jack & Katie Thompson (With Richard Raine) - The Storytellers’ Tour 8PM, The Wine Cellar, 12

Grant Marshall and Nigel Love 8PM, Sale St

Josh Leys

7PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Kinaki

8PM, Verona

8PM, Snapdragon

8PM, UFO Live Music Venue 6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

Lagwagon & Guests 9PM, The Kings Arms

Mihirangi - Somebody Shake the Tree Album Tour 8PM, Ascension Wine Estate

Old School DJs Racket Bar

Paul McLaney, Lisa Crawley, Anthonie Tonnon 8PM, Wine Cellar, $10

R&B Jam Nights 9PM, Juice Bar

RESONANCE full spectrum DnB 9PM, Ginger Minx

Shake, Stir & Sing w/ Dan & Chris 8PM, The Windsor Castle

Parkway Drive & I Killed The Prom Queen

Sister Act & Nyntee

Racket Book Swap

The Wax Works: T-Rice & Hudge

8PM, Logan Campbell Centre Racket Bar

Riot Free For Amnesty 7PM, The Kings Arms

Thu 13 Acoustic Thursday Ft. Jonny Edwards

5.30PM, Northern Steam Ship

Acoustic Thursdays with Eli 7.30PM, Neighbourhood

Acoustic Thursdays with Waylon 7.30PM, Nuffield St Brew Bar

DeeWhy, Sample Gee 9PM, Sale St

Delicious Vinyl 8PM, Tin Soldier

DJ Mystic Mick

8PM, The Corner Store

Fagan & The People ‘Get Light’ Release Show 8PM, Paddington Live

Frank Booker

6.30PM, Everybody`s

General Lee

7.30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

9PM, Longroom

Britomart Country Club

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro Northern Steam Ship

9PM, Ginger Minx

Murray Cammick & Lo Key Britomart Country Club

Nick Warren & Greg Churchill, Angela Fisken & Ponyclub 9PM, InkCoherent

Onny Kaulima

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

Rose Alice, Jason Eli 9.30PM, Everybody`s

Scaphist, Dead Teach the Living, Shards of Sky & More 8PM, Rising Sun

Sene, Nyntee & Cuffy 9PM, Longroom

Silo Cinema presents Grease 7PM, Silo Park

Steve Abel, The Bads & Bernie Griffen 8PM, Wine Cellar

Solly, Jazz

Neighbourhood

Fri 14 ALIZARIN LIZARD - Double Singles Release Tour 10PM, Cassette Nine

Dan Aux, Dylan C 9PM, Snapdragon

Double Dutch

5PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

End Of Year Smashup - 2 stages 8 Bands 8PM, The Kings Arms

George Presents: The Breakfast Club Xmas 1885

Golden Axe, Cart∞n, Totems, Dorkwind Audio Foundation HQ

Grant Marshall, DeeWhy, Sample Gee, Ultan Burke 8PM, Sale St

GRIMES

8PM, The Powerstation

Highway

8PM, Galatos

Southside Christmas Party Mangere Bridge Tavern

Tido, Sam Hill & Sweet Mix Kids Racket Bar

End of The Line Presents Christian Martin 8PM, BizDojo Co.Space

Five Mile Town 9PM, The Juice Bar

Galatos Live Monster Xmas Party w/ Frankie Stevens 7PM, Galatos

Greek Party Nights Alp Ice Cafe

Klassix From Paris & Aroha

Britomart Country Club

Live From The Back Deck: The Bads & The Bollands Libertine

Morrissey

8PM, Vector Arena

Normski, kilamanraro 9PM, Snapdragon

NZBlokes Official Launch Party 8PM, Empire Tavern

Philippa & Nyntee Longroom

R.I.A

9PM, Goldfinch Bar

Sick Disco presents the final Diamond Cutters Club! 9PM, Cassette Nine, $10

Simple Minds, Devo, The Church - A Day On The Green Villa Maria Estate Winery

SJD

Sat 15

Q Auckland

A Ponsonby Institution

9PM, Northern Steam Ship

Booty Mash

6PM, Neighbourhood

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro 8PM, Sale St

BROCKAFLOWERSAURUS REX & THE BLUEBERRY BISCUITS 8PM, Leigh Sawmill

Copious Beats 9PM, Verona

Devonstock

Windsor Reserver

DJ Sister Act

4PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Eddie Numbers feat The Shade 9PM, The Kings Arms

Solly

Uptown Boogie + Guests Sonny Fodera (Drop, Large, Cajual, Beatdown) 9PM, InkCoherent

Thirty Years Late, Shelter and The Impossible Fifth Masonic Tavern, $10

Tido

7PM, Everybody`s

Tom Rodwell & Storehouse

9PM, The Golden Dawn

Uptown Boogie + Guests 6PM, Neighbourhood

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auckland gig guide We Own The Night 1885

Sun 16 Acoustic Sunday Session w Eli Guttenbiel La Zeppa Kitchen

Britomart Sunday Service Britomart Country Club

Jason Skelton Duo Degree

Sunday Session with the Sentimental Sound System 3PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Eggsentric Cafe & Restaurant, Cooks Beach

Thu 13 Alizarin Lizard - Double Singles Release Tour 2012/13 Static Bar, Hamilton

Tue 18

The Paddington Club

Cat Tunks w/ the Indigo Cabaret

12PM, Sale St

Paddington LIVE

Sunday soul sessions Ft: Soane + Guests 2PM, Neighbourhood

Mon 17 Club Connoisseurs

Swap Gomez & Co

6PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Goode Brothers

The KA Music Quiz

The Black Seeds & Fly My Pretties - A Day On The Green

Villa Maria Estate Winery

REGIONAL gig guide Alizarin Lizard - Double Singles Release Tour 2012/13

The Cider Co-Op

6PM, The Kings Arms

Dr Glam & (Wild) John Egenes

Hawera ALTfest 2012 Egmont A&P Showgrounds, Hawera

Wed 12

Oceania Storm: Pre-Xmas Party

Raiza Biza - The Dream Something Album Release Party

Lagwagon

7PM, Southern Cross Bar

Te Puke Citizens Club, Te Puke

8PM, San Francisco Bath House, $40

PBC Summer Nights presents Jamie McDell

The Medicine

Fleur Jack & Katie Thompson ‘The Storytellers’ Tour 2012

YOT Club, Raglan

Fleur Jack & Katie Thompson ‘The Storytellers Tour’ 2012 Our Place, New Plymouth

Summer Set 2012

Papamoa Tavern, Tauranga

The Lizard Kings Doors Experience

Cardinal Cabaret!

Throw it to the Fire EP Release

9PM, Mighty Mighty, $10

Grimes

Biddy Mulligans Irish Pub, Hamilton

Two Piece Fest 2.2

Space Monster, Wanganui

The Upbeats - a Happy Rave Warmup Paradox, Nelson

Sun 16 Alizarin Lizard - Double Singles Release Tour 2012/13 The Funky Fish Restaurant, Dargaville

Punktuation

Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi

The Badcave, Palmerston North

The Commercial Hotel, Whakatane

Lambinators/Monks Of Cool/Triplet 8.30PM, Bodega, $5

Russell Brand’s I Am a Walrus

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9PM, Medusa, $10

Soul Kitchen return to Matterhorn 10PM, Matterhorn, $5

Sat 15 Badd Energy, It Hurts, Yucky Boys

10.30PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

Lord Jackson (LRD JXN DJ) 10PM, Matterhorn

Luchito

7PM, Foxglove

Mashtown County 4PM, Southern Cross Bar

NiceUp Xmas Party 7PM, Baobab Cafe

The Southern Cross Thursday Showcase Feat. Merrin

Scarlet - Funky Jazz & Soul

Zillionz

The Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band

7.30PM, Southern Cross Bar 8PM, Meow

Fri 14 Chuckstock Music Festival

Two Piece Fest 2.1

Che Fu & The Kratez

8PM, San Francisco Bath House, $46

8PM, TSB Arena

Railway Hotel, Greymouth

Sat 15

Home Alone Music Christmas Party/Show

Kroon For Your Kai

9PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

Thu 13

8Forty8

Wed 12

The Cove Kitchen & Bar, Hahei

Jo Little & Jared Smith NZ Summer Tour

NBS Theatre, Westport

The Commercial Hotel, Whakatane

8PM, The Powerstation

7PM, Aro Valley Community Centre, $10

The Lizard Kings Doors Experience

1814

Kendrick Lamar

Double Ya D!

8PM, Poverty Bay Club, Gisborne

Fri 14

6PM, The Kings Arms

WELLINGTON gig guide

Black Boy Peaches - Run Away Tour

YOT Club, Raglan

Great NZ Kings Arms Pub Quiz

Wine Cellar

8.30PM, Meow, $5

The Secret Garden Cafe, Blenheim

Abundance Art Gallery

8PM, Meow

Cumbia Satanica

10PM, Southern Cross Bar

DJ Kenese at Foxglove 6PM, Foxglove

Evil Ocean & Wendyhouse

10.30PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

10PM, Hashigozake

8PM, St Peters Hall, $16

The X-Ray Catz 8.30PM, The Lido

Sun 16 Recovery Sessions Feat. The Paper Kings 3PM, Southern Cross Bar

The Boptet 7PM, The Lido

The Troubles 8PM, Meow

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CHRISTCHURCH gig guide Wed 12

Iron Cobra

Adam McGrath of The Eastern

Natalie Slade & Happiness Stan

Wunderbar

Al Park

8.30PM, The Brewery

Dr Sanchez

8PM, Ciburb Bar

5PM, Astro Lounge

Ollie

7PM, Pomeroy’s

Panic Room

CSO Presents Christmas

6PM, CBS Arena, $35

DnD Snowband 9PM, Becks Alehouse

Dr Sanchez - Monty - Dirty Boy 5PM, Revival Bar

Sun 16 Kate Anastasiou

1PM, Winnies Ferrymead

Stig

7.30PM, The Brewery

Willie McArthur 4PM, Ciburb Bar

Thu 13

PawnStar

Elysium Fields Presents: [SFN], Ghost, Daddy & Mynor Star

Alexander Tucker

Scared Scriptless

Hennessey Love Machine

Ollie

Karma Collective live at the Port Hole Bar, Lyttelton

The Press Summer Season of Grease

8.30PM, The Monday Room

8PM, Wunderbar, $10

B-Side Duo - Shaun and Hone 8.30PM, The Brewery

Kate Anastasiou

8PM, Clink Restaurant Bar

The Press Summer Season of Grease

8PM, CPIT CPSA Building, $15 10.30PM, Pegasus Arms 10.15PM, Court Theatre, $16

Seth Hamilton The Get Down 9PM, CBD Bar

Soul Cage 9PM, Trevinos

Superfreak

6.30PM, Court Theatre

10PM, Ferrymead Ale House

TwEQ & Dr Dee

Sat 15

9PM, CBD Bar

Fri 14 Hauswerk

9PM, The Monday Room

A Very Merry Scriptless: In The Grotto

8PM, Court Theatre, $16

9PM, The Irishman, $5

10PM, The Brewery

8.30PM, Porthole Bar

Kate Anastasiou 6PM, Astro Lounge

Mike T

9PM, CBD Bar

The Mayhem & Miracles TWERK Tour 9PM, Club 604, $20

The Press Summer Season of Grease 7.30PM, Court Theatre

Mon 17 5PM, Revival Bar

6.30PM, Court Theatre

Tue 18 Shan & Ryan

8.30PM, The Monday Room

The Eastern Family 6.30PM, Pomeroy’s


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tours & events

Upcoming tours & events ACTION BRONSON (US) Thu 10 Jan Galatos, Auckland

ALABAMA SHAKES (US)

Tue 15 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

ALAN DAVIES (UK)

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

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

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 & CafĂŠ, 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

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (US)

FUN.

Wed 13 Mar Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

GARBAGE (US)

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

GLENN FREY (US)

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

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR (CA) THE DATSUNS

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

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

DEEP PURPLE & JOURNEY Sun 24 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

DEVO, SIMPLE MINDS & THE CHURCH

Sat 15 Dec Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

Mon 14 Jan The Powerstation, Auckland

DIE! DIE! DIE!

Thu 20 Dec Static, Hamilton Fri 21 Dec The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 29 Dec Rhythm & Alps Terrace Downs, Christchurch Sun 30 Dec Chicks, Dunedin Mon 31 Dec Bodega, Wellington

BAND OF HORSES (US)

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

BARRY GIBB & CAROLE KING

DINOSAUR JR. (US)

Sat 23 Feb Mission Estate, Hawkes Bay

Tue 05 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

GRIMES (CA)

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

HOMEGROWN 2013

Sat 02 Mar Waterfront, Wellington

THE JACKSONS

CLIFF RICHARD (UK)

Tue 26 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

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

BLACK SABBATH (UK)

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

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

CHRONOPHONIUM 2013

KENDRICK LAMAR (US)

Fri 11 Jan - Sat 12 Jan Tangihua Forest, Northland

Sat 20 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland Mon 22 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland

B.O.B (US)

DIRTY PROJECTORS (US)

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

ED SHEERAN (UK)

Wed 16 Jan Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

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

BONNIE RAITT (US)

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS (UK)

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

Sat 19 Jan Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

BRYAN ADAMS (CA)

EXODUS

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

Sat 31 Dec Te Tumu Kaituna Reserve, Papamoa Beach

FRED WESLEY (US)

CAT POWER (US)

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

KATCHAFIRE & LADI6

CRYSTAL CASTLES (CA) Tue 15 Jan Studio, Auckland

Thu 21 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

Wed 12 Dec The Powerstation, Auckland

LAGWAGON (US)

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

LA DE DA FESTIVAL 2012

Sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Daisybank Farm, Martinborough

LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2013 Mon 28 Jan Silo Park, Auckland

LINKIN PARK (US)

Thu 21 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

LUMINATE FESTIVAL Sun 30 Jan - Sun 06 Jan Canaan Downs, Nelson


tours & events

Upcoming tours & events MICHAEL KIWANUKA

Thu 04 Apr Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland Fri 05 Apr Old St Pauls, Wellington

MIKE NOGA (AU)

Mon 14 Jan Bodega, Wellington Thu 17 Jan Wine Cellar, Auckland

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

PAT BENATAR, AMERICA AND MORE…

Wed 02 Jan Coroglen Tavern, Coroglen Fri 04 Jan Brewers In The Park, Mount Maunganui Sat 05 Jan Matakana Country Park, Matakana Sun 06 Jan Opononi Hotel, Opononi

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

STEPHEN MERCHANT (UK)

Mon 17 Dec Opera House, Wellington Wed 19 Dec Town Hall, Auckland

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

RONAN KEATING & BRIAN MCFADDEN (IE) Wed 27 Feb Trusts Stadium Arena, 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

ROSENEATH CENTENNIAL RAGTIME BAND

Fri 14 Dec Anzac Hall, Featherston Sat 15 Dec St Peter’s Village Hall, Paekakariki

RUSSELL BRAND (UK)

Tue 26 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

RUSSELL PETERS (CA)

Fri 21 Dec The Powerstation, Auckland

SANTANA & STEVE MILLER BAND

Thu 07 Feb Whammy Bar, Auckland

Sun 13 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland

THE SCRIPT (IR)

RHYTHM & ALPS 2012

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

SEASICK STEVE (US)

Thu 13 Dec TSB Arena, Wellington

THE PRETTY THINGS (UK)

Tue 11 Dec The Powerstation, Auckland

RAGGAMUFFIN 2013

Fri 01 Feb - Sat 02 Feb Rotorua International Stadium

MORRISSEY (UK)

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

MULATU ASTATKE

Sat 16 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (US) Fri 28 Dec - Sat 29 Dec Terrace Downs, Christchurch

RHYTHM & VINES 2012 Sat 29 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Waiohika Estate, Gisborne

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

NIGHTWISH (FI)

Tue 08 Jan Studio, Auckland

NORTHERN BASS FESTIVAL 2012

Wed 12 Dec Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Sat 29 Dec Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai

SHIHAD

Wed 26 Dec Station Village, Lower Hutt Sat 29 Dec Brewers In The Park, Mt Maunganui Mon 31 Dec Riwaka Hotel, Riwaka Wed 02 Jan Butlers Reef, Oakura Thu 03 Jan Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai Sat 05 Jan Matakana Country Park, Matakana

Thu 03 Jan - Sun 13 Jan The Monkey House, Whitianga

THE OFFSPRING

PARKWAY DRIVE (AU)

Fri 12 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland

SHOW ME SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

Wed 03 Apr - Sun 07 Apr Christchurch

Fri 25 Jan - Sun 27 Jan Mystery Creek, Hamilton

Sun 17 Mar AMI Stadium, Christchurch Tue 19 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Sat 09 Feb Littles Road, Queenstown

THE NZ INTERNATIONAL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

PARACHUTE FESTIVAL 2013

Wed 13 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

SHOTOVER SUNSHINE FESTIVAL 2013

Sun 30 Dec - Mon 31 Dec Mangawhai

Wed 27 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

THE STONE ROSES (UK)

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

ROBERT PLANT

Tue 09 Apr TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Thu 11 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland

SILO CINEMA

Fri 14 Dec Grease, Silo Park, Auckland Fri 21 Dec Home Alone, Silo Park, Auckland

SIX60

Thu 27 Dec Butlers Reef, Oakura Sat 29 Dec Station Village Complex, Lower Hutt Sun 30 Dec Riwaka Hotel, Riwaka

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES (US) THEE OH SEES (US)

TUBORG SOUNDS ON Sat 23 Mar The Oval, North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

Fri 04 Jan Bodega, Wellington Thu 10 Jan Cassette, Auckland

THE WAR OF THE WORLD Tue 11 Dec - Sun 16 Dec The Stardome, Auckland

WEEZER (US)

Fri 11 Jan Vector Arena, Auckland

WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY Tue 11 Dec - Sun 03 Mar Auckland Art Gallery

WILCO (US)

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


MUSIC

Shit worth doing

WEDNESDAY 12

THURSDAY 13 LAGWAGON

GRIMES

SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE

SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE

8PM, $40, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

8PM, SOLD OUT

Wagons – they are a cool, somewhat dated method of transport. And what do they do best? Lag. ‘Cos they are slow. Get it? Let me quickly segway to the matter at hand which is the arrival of Lagwagon – US punk rockers – to our shores. Their career spans 25 years so prepare to lose your mind.

The glitch pop artist has struck a real chord with Kiwi fans, so much so the show is a sell out! Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, is all about using her creativity through both musical and visual, and draws on the arts of 2D, performance, dance, video and sound, weaving them all together to strong rhythmic effect.

PARKWAY DRIVE

FAGAN & THE PEOPLE

LOGAN CAMPBELL CENTRE

PADDINGTON LIVE

7.30PM, $45, 7PM

With the release of their highly-anticipated fourth album, Byron Bay’s Parkway Drive is back with their new sound marking a ambitious new direction. Recorded in Los Angeles, the soon-to-be-released Atlas is a leap forward for the chart-topping Australian group.

8PM, $15, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

Fagan and The People celebrate the release of new single/video ‘Get Light’ with a special show in Parnell. Andrew Fagan and band are playing a freshly minted set, including Mockers hits such as ‘One Black Friday’, ‘Swear It’s True’ and ‘Forever Tuesday Morning’, as well as other Fagan-penned gems.

RIOT FREE

PAUL MCLANEY, LISA CRAWLEY & TONNON

THE KINGS ARMS

WINE CELLAR

7.30PM, $15, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

for Amnesty Wed 12/12/12 @ Kings Arms tAvern

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gig OF THE WEEK

Pussy Riot showed the power of song and now it’s New Zealand’s turn to do the same. Join Amnesty International at the Kings Arms for a night of music to raise funds campaign for the release of two members of the Russian punk band. Put your voice (and signature) to the cause.

7.30PM, $10-15, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

These three have played with some of the finest. Paul has previously collaborated with Concord Dawn and Anika, while Lisa has travelled the world, touring with the likes of John Mayer and Jools Holland. Anthonie, the former front man of Tono & The Finance Company is bringing his solo act to round out the night.

FRIDAY 14 MORRISSEY

HIGHWAY

TOWN HALL

GALATOS

8PM, $97, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

The legendary musician, often credited as the man who patented indie music for the masses, is here to share his wit, guitar anthems and signature sorrow with Kiwi audiences. His sound has defined a musical path that many other bands have since travelled down. US singer/songwriter Kristeen Young joins Morrissey.

Highway is bringing their cinematic live music experience to Galatos this December. Playing their own compositions, the band’s sound is enhanced using projected imagery by their visual artist. Highway’s music is eclectic and traverses the classical, rock, blues, jazz and dance hall genres. It’s sure to be a night of mind-boggling sights and sounds.

BAD SANTA

SUMMER SET 2012

BE CLUB

PAPAMOA TAVERN, TAURANGA

10PM

What better way to celebrate the joyous occasion than by flouting religious significance and getting stuck into a good old party? Not only does first come, first served get to partake in the $1000 open bar tab, but the lineup including Angela Fisken, Matt G, Nick Collings and DFK will have you dancing the night away.

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8.30PM, $10, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

1PM, $15, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

It’s not just the newly wed and the nearly dead in Tga – there is also cracker beats to bring in the season. The five-hour celebration of summer styles includes local artists Godsown and Regan, as well as former The GC star Jade Louise sharing her musical talent. All proceeds go to No Bully NZ.


Shit worth doing

ALBUM OF THE WEEK

SATURDAY 15 DEVO, SIMPLE MINDS, THE CHURCH

GARBAGE GARBAGE: THE ABSOLUTE COLLECTION

VILLA MARIA ESTATE

4PM, $99-199, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

The ‘80s bands that gave you iconic Singstar hits such as ‘Whip It’ and ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ are taking a time travelling journey to the present day. Devo and Simple Minds defined a generation of bad hair and fluoro leg warmers. Bring the pop sensation back into your life and get your best shuffle on.

PUPS017 PUPPIES

8PM, $10, ALOWHUM.COM

After a couple of very well received shows in China earlier this year, Secret Knives is performing a fifth live set in Wellington in as many years, don’t miss this one. They’ve put together a ridiculously sweet bill for this special show. Also featuring Dear Time’s Waste, Carb on Carb, Black City Lights (DJ Set) and more.

BADD ENERGY MIGHTY MIGHTY

10.30PM, $5, DOOR SALES ONLY

There’s nothing negative about the vibes these guys and gals are giving out. A psychedelic mix of guitars, drum machines and genres, Sam Moore, Coco Solid, Trixie Darko and JSuave make up this trippy quartet that kick out motley jams blending stoner-swamp riffs with laidback raps. Ride the wave and see where it takes you!

TUESDAY 18 KENDRICK LAMAR THE POWERSTATION

8PM, SOLD OUT

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The rising star, born one year before NWA came ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is making waves in the hip hop/rap scene with his unique rhymes. Starting out when he was 13, inspired by DMX’s debut, Kendrick released his EP in 2009, which featured his trademark singles ‘P&P’ and ‘She Needs Me.’ He’s your new favourite.

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Pop-alt-rock might just be another made up sub-genre, but it was one that Garbage really made their own during the late 1990s. On The Absolute Collection, Shirley Manson and co give evidence that they might still be the only ones to pull off that tag with any real level of success. It is a do-over though, as the group’s career got a bad case of the big-time staggers post-2000 – a fact which was distinctly highlighted by their 2007 greatest hits compilation, Absolute Garbage. Perhaps that’s why Shirley, Butch, Duke and Steve decided to take another crack at things so soon, because releasing another greatest hits album, just five years since the last, could be viewed as something of a cynical move otherwise. But it was more-or-less a simple fix. The biggest mistake on Absolute Garbage was its track order – where it decided to go chronological and chart the group’s progression from start to (then) current day. Unfortunately, after you progressed past the halfway-mark, you were left with some patchy music that has lost a lot of the spark that made Garbage such a likeable band in their previous era. Absolute Collection smartens the fuck up though, by mixing eras and album tracks around so the best stuff isn’t loaded on the front and weighing the compilation down as a whole. Things kick off with ‘Cheery Lips (Go Baby Go!)’ off 2001’s Beautiful Garbage. It’s a light, but energetic start, with a song that emphasised

Garbage’s pop leanings and perhaps signified the start of their move away from that bread-and-butter, darker material that made them such a household name in the first place. Following straight after is one of the biggies, ‘Stupid Girl,’ which broke the group to a wider stratosphere of audience back in ’96. The song has dated, although its hollow-sounding chorus still sticks in your head with alarming ease. Absolute Collection’s middle contains a few of the weaker tracks on the album. ‘Big Bright World’ isn’t Garbage at their best and ‘Why Do You Love Me?’ sounds like a stupid, girly version of… well, ‘Stupid Girl’. But when Garbage is strong, they are very strong indeed. ‘Supervixen,’ ‘Milk,’ ‘#1 Crush,’ ‘Only Happy When It Rains’ and ‘Special’ all show off the bands best, addictive-as-sugar qualities. And then there’s ‘Vow’ – Garbage’s greatest single and as powerful a vengeance-espousing statement as you will find in music. WRITTEN BY DARREN MASLIN

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ARTIST Q&A

Thursday 13

Esther stephen

RUSSELL BRAND

Musician

TSB BANK ARENA

Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? Singing at wealthy Australian’s weddings.

8PM, $90-130, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

What happens when you mix Coca Cola with Pepsi? 
 Eroded baby teeth - didn’t everyone do that science project at Primary School?

The foul-mouthed, sex-crazed, ex-drug addled comedian that everyone loves (except Katy Perry fans) has extended his tour and his last stop in our fair country before he departs is the capital. His I Am A Walrus tour is, a laugh-a-minute show, packed full of the crude, lewd and down-right dirty.

Your fantasy spirit animal is…
 I like ducks. That’s not very fantasy or spiritual is it...

 Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is…
 I call it ‘Hot Pot’ and make it at least once a week. Lots of veges, beans & a tin of tomatoes. Cook, serve with cheese. Nothing I cook looks pretty but it tastes good, and no ones complained yet.

MEGACHRISTMAS THE BASEMENT

8PM, $30-35, ITICKET.CO.NZ

With more Shortland Street stars, MPs and personalities than you can shake a stick at, The Basement prepares for Christmas with a wonderful pantomime of epic proportions. It’s a search for Santa as the night before Christmas the big man himself is missing and it’s up to you (and the celebs) to find him!

FRIDAY 14 A CHRISTMAS CAROL CIRCA THEATRE 7.30PM, $25-46, CIRCA.CO.NZ SEASON: WED 05 DEC – SAT 22 DEC

A one-man show by Ray Henwood tells the classic tale of the nasty Scrooge who goes up against the goodwill and joy that is synonymous with the festive holiday. It’s a story that is part of Christmas tradition and is all about using your moral compass to know what’s right and wrong.

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? When it comes to gigs I’ve ticked two off my holy trinity - Bjork & Radiohead - now I just wanna see Daft Punk who might as well be dead they’re about that hard to see, and will probably do their next tour via hologram anyway. What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? I think I need to go back before I go forward. There are so many old movies I need to catch up on.

The best TV show around at the moment is…
 I don’t watch Glee but I just discovered Smash! Fed the musical theatre geek inside me. Also Girls. Living in Fitzroy in Melbourne is like one long episode of Girls. The best place for a date night is…
 At present it’s Skype, unfortunately. People say you look like…
 That chick from Go Girls. Kittens or puppies Baby ANYTHING. SEE HER LIVE: ESTHER STEPHEN FRI 14 DEC Q THEATRE, AUCKLAND

MONDAY 17 STEPHEN MERCHANT OPERA HOUSE

MERRY GISHMAS 8PM, $70, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

ROSE & THISTLE TAVERN

Once known as Ricky Gervais’ sidekick, Stephen Merchant is actually a ridiculously funny comedian in his own right. His show, Hello Ladies, is a selfdeprecating look at his journey to meet women and his struggle with singledom. His quiet charm will catch you off-guard and have you laughing your ass off.

TAURANGA, 8PM, $30-35, ITICKET.CO.NZ SEASON: WED 12 DEC – SAT 22 DEC

Gish is one of the most popular comedians on the New Zealand pro-comedy circuit. While everyone else is tied up with 7 Days live and Megachristmas, Gish is in the sunny Bay of Plenty, with a wicked combination of original and popular song parodies and a healthy toke of comedy for the bros.

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TUESDAY 18 PINK FLOYD MUSIC DOUBLE FEATURE

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8PM, $35, STARDOME.CO.NZ

Re-live two of the greatest rock albums of all time in our planetarium theatre. Sit back and revel in the surround sound with psychedelic images projected on the dome ceiling to go along with the music. This is an adults only event where two glasses of wine and a sausage sizzle is included in the price.


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FILM OF THE WEEK

THURSDAY 13 THREESOME – SEASON ONE

YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED

TV ONE, 9.30PM

It’s a raunchy new show coming to TV One (who said it was only for old people?). When Alice starts to freak out on the eve of her 30th birthday, she’s determined to prove she’s not getting boring.  However, her solution radically changes the lives of Alice, her boyfriend Mitch, and their gay best friend Ritchie.

directed by ANTHONY BAXTER Starring MICHAEL FORBES AND DONALD TRUMP

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY GENERAL RELEASE, 169 minutes

The wait is finally over fans – the hotly-anticipated three-part epic begins. Shot at a phenomenal 48-frames-per-second, the flick has attracted mixed reviews from overseas, with some whining about the new technology (like 3D all over again).

SATURDAY 15 JAMIE’S 15 MINUTE MEALS TV 3, 7PM

It’s official: Jamie Oliver is a cooking god. He knows what the people want and that is fast, healthy meals that can be done in 15 minutes. Jamie Oliver pushes the concept of fast, everyday food to the next level by preparing two, family meals back-to-back.

It’s not hard to vilify Donald Trump. It’s a feat easily achieved by exposing moments of his wealth-infused arrogance and complementing them with the odd close-up of his seemingly soulless pupils. You’ve Been Trumped jumps all over this opportunity, though it never forgets its key objective (even if it is edited like an episode of America’s Most Wanted). Backed by the Scottish government, Trump attempts to build a potentially profitable golfing resort over environmentally sensitive stretches of coast, a unique landscape cemented in the town’s history. Thus, the townsfolk-turnedenvironmentalists rally with farmer/ fisherman Michael Forbes, a lifelong resident who refuses to sell his land to the tycoon. So begins the battle of perspectives: the locals value their wilderness as “Amazonian” while Trump sees it as “swamplands”, their farms and homes are “slums”, their local hero Forbes is “the village idiot”.

Not intent on completely playing off Trump’s “rich douchewad” stigma, the filmmakers effectively convince you of the deceptive beauty in the naturally formed lands. It’s hard not to feel that Inside Job anger hearing Trump’s deliberately tainted and agenda-fuelled viewpoint on the environment he wishes to roll over. Seeing the flatten remains of the once-preserved sand dunes is akin to seeing a field full of dead tree stumps and billboards for The Apprentice. Without the aid of a narrator, You’ve Been Trumped places its audience in the witness chair. It’s this raw technique that has you feeling the townsfolk’s pride, determination and helplessness. Going into this film guarantees one thing: you will be provoked. WRITTEN BY LIAM MAGUREN FLICKS.CO.NZ

SUNDAY 16 THE SORTA UNOFFICIAL NZ FILM AWARDS

TOY STORY 3

RIALTO CHANNEL, 6.45PM

TV 2, 7PM

Looking back at the event (which was held at The Civic in Auckland on Tue 04 Dec, the awards are screening on Rialto for those who missed it. The ceremony, created by Ant Timpson and Hugh Sundae, presents the perfect opportunity to ensure the film industry is applauded for both its local and international efforts.

Young or old (or older), everyone had toys once. We all became attached to our favourite teddy bear or Barbie dolls. But then the time comes to grow up and you put your buddies away in the box for another day (or another player). The Toy Story gang find themselves boxed and donated as Andy prepares for college in another city.

THE DOORS: LIVE AT THE BOWL 68’

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For the first time, original film footage from The Door’s performance at the Hollywood Bowl has been digitally scanned and restored. With two previously cut tracks returned to the running order and sound mastered from the original multitrack tapes by The Doors’ engineer and co-producer Bruce Botnick.

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SHIT WORTH EATING & Drinking

LA ZEPPA

MEMPHIS BELLE COFFEE HOUSE

33 DRAKE STREET

38 DIXON ST

Winter may be over, but there’s no reason you can’t gather around a fireplace on those colder nights, enjoying a good drop of wine and listening to local DJs into the night. La Zeppa has the feel of a New York industrial warehouse, transformed into a spacious bar with a real rustic feel.

A self-described team of “dedicated coffee nerds”, Memphis Belle Coffee House is all about the brew. A range of blends and single origin coffees are available, paired with the best brewing method for each. You can have your coffee via Syphon, Chemex, V60, Swiss gold, cold drip. Did we mention they do great food too?

CAROUSEL BAR

JOE’S GARAGE

141 LOWER STUART ST

7 LESLIE STREET

Follow the stairs to a world beyond what you see on the news – a classy nightclub with expertly made cocktails and a stunning décor. Carousel is off the beaten track of Dunedin pub life, but for those looking to chill out with friends it’s the perfect place.

Joe’s Garage is a little bit of the 1950s here in NZ. After the tragic Christchurch earthquake, the owners are delighted to announce the opening of a new luxurious café in Riccarton. Boasting a sunny courtyard and ample dining space, come see what the fuss is about!

DAYTIME

SPORTS BAR

DAYTIME

DATE night

OPEN LATE

DANCE FLOOR

OPEN LATE

CASUAL DINING

FOOD

ONE NIGHT STAND

NEW KID

CHEAP AND CHEERFUL

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

LIVE MUSIC

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

TAKEAWAY

AFTER WORK

CRAFT BEERS

OUTDOOR

SHARE

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EAT & BARS

auckland EATERIES AGENTS & MERCHANTS

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

BIG J’S

1 Melton Road - Mt Wellington (09) 5790340 Gourmet Burgers is Jason’s speciality take home heat and eat meals, plus huge range of cabinet food, everything cooked to serve.

District Dining

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

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.

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

LIBERTINE

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

Malt Bar

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

PINXTOS

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

ORVIETO CAFE

935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

SALE ST

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

CHAPEL

147 Ponsonby Rd (09) 360-4528

MEXICO DEPOT

86 Federal St (09) 363-7048

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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.

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BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

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

MOOCHOWCHOW

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

Sals Pizza

277 Broadway, Newmarket (09) 524 7257 Legendary pizza maker’s secret family recipe and are proud to serve you AUTHENTIC NY Pizza.

THE WINDSOR CASTLE

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.

QUAY STREET CAFE

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”


SHIT WORTH EATING & Drinking

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.

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.

AGENTS & MERCHANTS

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

THE BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

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.

VERONA

169 K’Rd (09) 307-0508 Celebrating 20 years on K’Rd. With intimate booths, live music, gourmet food, cocktails & organic tap beer.

Q Theatre

305 Queen Street 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.

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.

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

SHOOTER SALOON BAR

330 New North Rd Not your ‘typical central bar’ Their no bull policy means what you see is what you get.

VIADUCT VIADUCT

RACKET BAR

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

The Portland Public House

Rakinos- Beats, Bar, Kitchen

SNAPDRAGON

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

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.

MTEDEN EDEN Mt

QUAY ST CLUBROOMS

MEXICO IPANEMA BAR & RESTAURANT

2 Ponsonby Road Brazilian cuisine and bar mixed with classic & contemporary Brazilian music & culture.

Malt Bar

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

PINXTOS

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

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.

NEWMARKET NEWMARKET THE CLADDAGH

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

CENTRAL& K’RD & Krd CENTRAL

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.

VICTORIAPARK PARK VICTORIA PARNELL PARNELL THE PADDINGTON

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.

DOC BAR 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.

THE WINDSOR CASTLE

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

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.

BRITOMART BRITOMART 1885 - Britomart

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

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

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

REVELRY

106 Ponsonby Road 376- 8663 19th Century bohemian pallor meets opium den chic

SALE STREET

LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR

352 K’Rd (09) 365-1800 Tues-Sat

GRACE BAR

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

FATHER TED’S ORIGINAL IRISH PUB

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.

KINGSLAND KINGSLAND Neighbourhood Brewbar

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

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.

THE OAKROOM 17 Drake 300 6313

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Let Me Kiss You

As lead singer of the iconic 80’s indie band The Smiths, Morrissey’s theatrical crooning and intelligent, poetic lyrics spray painted Thatcherite Britain’s walls on consciousness with romantic angst, social alienation - all delivered with and razor wit. Early tracks like ‘Girlfriend in a Coma’ and ‘Bigmouth Strikes again’ were sung sweetly but played off the clumsy, bumblings of a youthful teen against the desire to be sensitive but truthful. The songs were always homage to the car crash of juvenile articulation. Their music connected powerfully with many similarly sensitive, disaffected youth. They were the original emo’s, without the make up, but still pretty enough to make the girls swoon. But as much as his fans revered him, Morrissey was also criticised, often harshly for his self-absorption and determinedly miserable outlook. Stephen Patrick Morrissey (May 22, 1959) was born a Manchester lad. Not surprisingly shy, awkward and obsessed with music and film as a teenager. He devoted his writing talents to a New York Dolls fanzine (he was president of their U.K. fan club), wrote tributes to James Dean and wrote numerous opinionated letters to the weekly music paper Melody Maker. The Smiths’ 1983 debut single, ‘Hand in Glove’, was a love song with oblique references to homosexuality. It became an underground sensation. As time went on Morrissey demonstrated a flair for manipulating the media with interviews filled with blunt and unpredictable opinions. He intended to be outrageous. He knew notoriety wouldn’t hurt his stage presence. He even proclaimed celibacy in the wake of much speculation about his sexuality just to tease. The Smiths’ eponymous 1984 debut was a smash in the U.K. He began promoting his political views, slating Margaret Thatcher (The Queen Is Dead), advocating vegetarianism (Meat Is Murder). But long term frictions

between Morrissey and Marr continued to grown despite commercial success and Marr left the band after 1987’s Strangeways, Here We Come, with the band breaking up shortly after. A misperceived flirtation with British nationalism and ionic but poorly placed racial caricatures further tarnished his image. Frequent reports of feuds with his managers, business associates, and ex-bandmates all built the bonfire of contempt. Sellout tours Stateside renewed confidence and he permanently moved to Los Angeles, Morrissey delivered an equally strong follow-up in 1994 with the more mature Vauxhall and I, which placed his first Top 50 US singles-chart, A compilation The World of Morrissey, followed in 1995. Then a label change from Siren to RCA, for the first time since the Smiths’ debut album. Also issued in 1995 was the prog rock-informed Southpaw Grammar which utterly confounded many, prevented him from expanding his American audience. Yet despite all this Morrissey has remained a massively popular touring gig on the strength of a singular identity. Having him back on our stages is inviting trouble, we hope! Joining Morrissey on tour will be American singer/songwriter Kristeen Young. The talented performer has been supporting Morrissey across his 2012 world tour. Young’s performances are marked by wildly emotional energy and mastering of the piano. WRITTEN BY Tim Gruar read the full version online grooveguide.co.nz SEE HIM LIVE: MORRISSEY (UK) Fri 14 Dec Town Hall, Wellington Sat 15 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland


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SOMEBODY SHAKE THE TREE Somebody Shake The Tree is a beat-driven tapestry of pure vocal and lyrical percussion, bass and beat loops with the addition of live drums, guitar, keys and tāonga puoro.

THE FAT OF THE LAND Expanded deluxe album that features remixes from Noisia, Alvin Risk, Zeds Dead, Baauer, The Glitch Mob and Major Lazer.

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LAST NIGHT YOU SAW THE BAND A much more stripped down outing than we’re used to The album presents a range of stellar songs, crisp and percussive, a perfect summer album.

BROKEN RECORD SYNDROME This 8-track, filthy, garage rock EP contains a mix of new and old material and features new band members and a number of guest musicians.

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TOM LARK Alternative artist Tom Lark releases a limited physical run of his self-produced pop gems, featuring the singles ‘All Night Long’ and ‘Give You All My Lovin’.

TWO Echolypse’s debut EP is a fresh progressive metal release from Christchurch. 15 minutes of prog which is expansive enough to immerse yourself in, but restrained, so that the listener doesn’t get lost.

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