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NEWS R.I.P. AJAX
Australian dance music artist DJ Ajax has been killed in a car accident in Melbourne. The indie/electro DJ was known as a founder of Bang Gang DJ’s and was owner of Sweat It Out Music (Home to Yolanda Be Cool & Parachute Youth). Dance music magazine Mixmag said Ajax, real name Adrian Thomas, was “known for a love of quick mixing and explosive tunes,” and “picked up a number of DJ awards early on in his career.” He had been voted one of Australia’s top five DJ every year since 2005. He died after being struck by a car in Melbourne on Thu 28 Feb.
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DJ Fresh and Rita Ora have announced a one-off NZ show at The Powerstation. Show day is in less than two weeks and they’ve pegged the ticket price to just $49 and ensured tickets are available for all-ages, with a fully licensed bar for the over 18s. DJ Fresh is credited as one of the founding fathers of drum ‘n’ bass. His live shows and production skills alike continue (since the late 90s) to roll out in authentic fashion. Rita’s debut album, Ora, personally signed by Jay-Z to his Roc Nation label, debuted at Number 1 in UK, and has established Rita as a major player.
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David Bowie’s much-anticipated new album The Next Day is now available to stream as a worldwide exclusive on the iTunes Store. The album stream will remain available until release day on Fri 08 Mar. The album’s second single, ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’, was also released last week, along with an accompanying short film starring Bowie and Tilda Swinton as a happily married couple. Their world is disturbed and then re-arranged by the intrusion of a celebrity couple played by Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw. The story at once captures a twenty first century moment in its convergence of age, gender and the normal/celebrity divide.
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Singer from The Temptations Richard Street passed away early last Wednesday morning from a pulmonary embolism in a Las Vegas hospital. Richard officially joined The Temptations in 1971 and stayed with the band for over 20 years. Richard’s death follows the passing of Damon Harris, also a singer in The Temptations on Mon 18 Feb. Both singers joined The Temptations at the same time with Harris leaving just four years later.
THU 14 MAR THE POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND
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CRASH! BANG! PUNK!
It doesn’t take much to excite every dance music fan in the entire universe when it comes to Daft Punk, subtly was the key when they simply updated their website and social media for the first time in a year with one lone image – The Daft Punk helmet with the record label logo for Columbia hinting towards a new album. Daft Punk then treated Saturday Night Live viewers to 15 seconds of new music by way of a mysterious trailer. Adding fuel to the rumors of a forthcoming album. Producer and guitarist Nile Rodgers had revealed that he was working with the French electronic duo back in August, and hinted in January that the new material would be coming out soon.
THE RACE TO SPACE
Vodafone confirmed last week and announced the launch of its 4G network. 4G will carry mobile Internet data 10 times faster than 3G. The service is live for just under a third of Auckland and Vodafone plans to offer 4G mobile Internet to 15 cities and towns by the end of this year. About 65,000 Vodafone customers have 4G-capable devices. Telecom launched a 4G trial for 100 customers last month; Vodafone sped past it with a commercial launch last week.
TAITE MUSIC PRIZE
The finalists for the Taite Music Prize 2013 have now been confirmed. Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of the country’s most highly respected music journalists, this will be the fourth year for the award. The Taite Music Prize’s purpose is to recognise outstanding creativity for an entire collection of music contained on one album. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, to be spent as they wish. This year’s finalists are: @Peace - @Peace (Frequency Media Group) Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb (Frequency Media Group) Collapsing Cities – Strangers Again (Pastel Pistol) Home Brew – Home Brew (Young Gifted & Broke / Frequency Media Group) Lawrence Arabia – The Sparrow (Honorary Bedouin) OPOSSOM – Electric Hawaii (CRS Records) SJD – Elastic Wasteland (Round Trip Mars)
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MAKING TRACKS NZ On Air has announced the funding decisions for the first round of 2013. There were 215 eligible applications. Each of the 215 songs was listened to by each of our seven panelists. It was the largest round on record.
Recording & Video Blacklistt – ‘Burn ’ Brooke Duff – ‘The Real You ’ Cairo Knife Fight – ‘Numb Distraction ’ Dane Rumble – ‘Not Alone’ (feat Jupiter Project ) Dudley Benson – ‘Muscles ’ Estere – ‘I Spy ’ Farah Loux – ‘Great Escape ’ Lisa Crawley – ‘Tide Is Low’ Little Oceans – ‘Illuminated ’ Sam Allen – ‘Assurance ’ Smashproof – ‘Paint Fade ’ The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Thames Soup ’ Titanium – ‘Soundtrack to Summer’ (feat Jupiter Project) Von Voin Strum – ‘Take Me Home’ Your house is on fire, what do save? My computer, hard drives, an old leather hat left to me by my granddad and my Nike/Serato 25th anniversary kit. Dream job as a kid? Recording engineer. First album? Would Ya Like More Scratchin’ –- Malcolm Mclaren & The World Famous Supreme Team. If you weren’t a musician, what would you be? I’d like to work somewhere interesting, maybe in a shop selling music equipment or an airport. Just doing something that keeps me interested. Ultimate festival line-up? Jazzy Jeff, MR Scruff, Mixmaster Mike, Pete Rock, Premier, Mark Farina, Marky and Andy C.
Video Only @Peace – ‘Flowers ’ Clara van Wel – ‘Beautiful ’ Craig Terris – ‘The Hills Of Song ’ Hurricane Kids – ‘Over ’ Ladi6 – ‘Fall in Love ’ Males – ‘So High ’ Randa – ‘Frankenstein ’ Shapeshifter – ‘Profit ’ Tyree – ‘Take Me Away’ (feat Five A & Scribe) The Panel Greg Prebble [Radio Hauraki; Auckland] Miles Buckingham [Radio Active, Wellington] Phoebe Spiers [C4; Auckland] Sam Wicks [NZHerald.co.nz; Auckland] Ren Kirk [theaudience; Auckland]
Ben Campbell [Fledge Music, Christchurch] Jeremy McPike [York Street Recording Studios; Auckland] theaudience.co.nz also announced the winner of the February Wildcard. Louie Knuxx is a hip-hop artist hailing from New Plymouth, and the first NZ On Air Wildcard Making Tracks grant to be announced for 2013. Uploading two tracks to theaudience. co.nz at the end of January, Knuxx was surprised to see ‘Aint Felt A Thing In Years’ rise to the top of the Wildcard Chart near the beginning of February. “I am so delighted to finish first on theaudience [Wildcard] chart. The fact people cared enough to vote for my song is most gratifying and I think this is a great platform for artists who may go unrecognised by funding bodies, for whatever reason. I can’t actually articulate how happy and grateful I am.” Louie Knuxx is now the seventh recipient of the NZ On Air Wild Card Making Tracks grant, finishing in the #1 position at the end of the February chart month.
Who would play you in a film? Bob Marley. How do you discover new music? Through friends and other DJs most of the time. Worst job you’ve had? Electrician’s apprentice. Which song do you wish you wrote? ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Queen. Biggest fear? Waking up in bed with Harold’s Mom.
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Any vices? Music, technology, food and coffee. Favourite lyric? Anything written by Rakim. Plug whatever you have coming up... The relaunch of Eastside Records, my new album Based Upon Bass released now and the upcoming A Sides & Makoto album coming later in 2013.
WHANGAREI FRITTER FESTIVAL
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SAT 09 MAR GOLDFINCH, AUCKLAND
ATOMS FOR PEACE
SAT 30 MAR OKARA PARK, WHANGAREI
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THU 07 MAR
WED 06 MAR RUTHIE FOSTER
8PM, $43-65, THE-EDGE.CO.NZ
As part of the Auckland Arts Festival, the soulful, Grammy Award-nominated musician powers on to the Great Hall stage. Armed with her voice and rockin’ band, Ruthie will be singing songs from her 2012 album Let it Burn as well as the refreshing reinterpretations of songs by popular artists.
FRI 08 MAR
British indie rockers Bloc Party are here for a sold-out show, gearing up to rock the Powerstation with hits spanning back to their debut in 2005. They’re festival regulars and know how to put on a good show, so for those lucky enough to get tickets, it is guaranteed to be a blast.
SAT 09 MAR GLENN FREY
CBS CANTERBURY ARENA
8PM, $100-165, TICKETEK.CO.NZ
Eagles legend, Glenn Frey and his band will perform in two very special concerts in New Zealand in March, armed with a set list of iconic Eagles hits, his chart toppers from the 1980s, and a taste of his sixth solo album, After Hours. The six-time Grammy award winner is a veteran of rock ‘n’ roll.
He famously sung, “You need me man I don’t need you,” but to be fair, he does need you. He needs your support and your voices singing back to him the hit singles that brought him to our fair country in the first place. The flame-haired singer is a big fan of NZ and no doubt you’ll spot him out after for a few beers.
BLU MAR TEN
10PM, $15 - $25, ITICKET.CO.NZ
8PM, $18-20, NZTIX.CO.NZ
Get ready to drop the bass. Formed in the 1990s drum and bass scene, they quickly grew and mutated beyond the confines of the jungle sound into lush experimentation with down tempo, ambient, house, breaks, techno and left-field for labels such as Naked Music, TCR, Guidance and Big Chill – with another two full albums of non-drum and bass material on Exceptional Records.
It’s a line up like no other, with more names than you can poke a stick at. Dave Dobbyn, Andrew Keoghan, Ben King, Dianne Swann and Rodney Fisher will guest with Victoria Girling-Butcher at Paddington Live in her last New Zealand concert before she heads to Europe to live. Wayne Bell, Mark Hughes, Ross Burge and Haddon Smith will make up two rhythm-sections.
8PM, $40, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ
7PM, $0-20, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ
Start o’week with a bang and a thump (of bass). Head to the Vesbar Marquee at AUT University City Campus for the headlining act of AuSM’s 2013 0’week Festival. You are in for a funktastic night of top New Zealand funk, soul and dub goodness! Don’t forget to bring a crazy, fun-filled attitude.
Bobby V released his first album in 2005 distributed through Island Def Jam titled Bobby Valentino, with the hit single ‘Slow Down’ becoming the number-one hit R&B single on the Billboard Hot 100. This smooth talker is bringing a class of R&B that has not been seen on the shores of New Zealand before.
8.30PM, $20, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ
She may not have won New Zealand’s Got Talent, but as well all know those who don’t make it to the top of reality TV often do better than those who take out the grand prize. Mihirangi has already performed around the country and established herself among international names at WOMAD 2013. Check her out!
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SAT 09 MAR
ATOMS FOR PEACE
DICKEY FLAT, WAIHI 10AM, $35-225, SUNDAISE.COM SAT 09 MON - SUN 10 MAR
Get your sustainable, environmentally friendly boots on and while you’re at it you might just have a good time, learn some new skills and discover a new favourite band. Sundaise music festival is a collection of music, art and sustainability. Hidden in a valley on private farmland near Waihi, the festival is a platform for emerging, local and top New Zealand performers, artists and musicians.
SUN 10 MAR SAL VALENTINE & THE BABYSHAKES LUCY MOORE PARK
As a former undercard of the Fringe, Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes is the self-confessed “best damned rhythm and blues band”. How good are they? You’ll have to find out for yourself as they hold a free concert as part of the Auckland City Council’s Music in Parks 2013. You’ll be up and kicking off your dancing shoes in no time.
WELLINGTON INT. UKE ORCHESTRA OPERA HOUSE, OAMARU
7.30PM, $59, TICKETDIRECT.CO.NZ
This stellar event pairs the spectacular Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra with “the best ukulele soloist in the world” James Hill in a summer double bill of “small guitar” magic. Look out for ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ – no doubt it will come out at some point in the night and is always a “lighters in the air” inducing hit.
BERNIE GRIFFEN & THE GRIFTERS THE CHURCH
The front man for the Auckland blues-based folkcountry band Bernie Griffen and The Grifters is putting on a show sure to touch your heart. Bernie’s songs are melodic and memorable, soulful tales of the meanderings of a life well and truly lived on the fringes – full of love, pathos and colourful stories.
SUNDAY SOUL SESSION NEIGHBOURHOOD
Get down to your friendly Neighbourhood, where just like the area you live in the people are friendly and inviting. Cure your hangover with the sounds of DJ Chris Cox – he’s been addicted to music since he was old enough to hit play on the turntable, digging Solid Gold Hits and stepping it up with funky beats.
Atoms For Peace is a super group comprised of some of the best in the alt rock scene. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke fronts the band, backed by Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Nigel Godrich (Radiohead producer), Mauro Refosco on percussion and the drummer from R.E.M. and Beck, Joey Waronker. While the group have been playing together since 2009, Amok is their first official release and it is likely to be well-received. Each of the musicians involved are renowned for their talent and individuality, but unsurprisingly it is Yorke whose influence is the strongest and most recognisable. It sounds very much like another Thom Yorke album, but with a very esteemed and qualified backing band. Most notably Flea has made a huge shift in style. His work in Atoms For Peace is far from the funk bass we are accustomed to. There are definitely points in the album where one starts to question whether he is playing bass at all. At certain points it is easy to lose track of which song is playing. If you are not paying close attention some tracks do feel as if they merge together into one long song. This is fine, however, because it is one very good long song. There aren’t any super catchy tunes on the album, but that isn’t really Yorke’s style. Amok should be appreciated as a whole as there aren’t really any weak points. It could serve as enjoyable background music, although if you do engage with it you
will get a lot more value as little gems start to shine through. The jazz guitar in ‘Reverse Running’ compliments Yorke’s voice perfectly while the keys in ‘Dropped’ create a sense of intrigue that continues throughout the album. All of the melody is very intricate, intertwining gracefully with Yorke’s vocals. Combined with tribal drumbeats the album achieves quite a raw feel, which is rare for a group using so many synths and electronic keys. Atoms For Peace has a slight selfindulgent tone that is typical of Yorke, although he is one of the few musicians who can get away with it. Those who will enjoy this album the most are the die-hard Yorke fans that love Radiohead and have closely followed his solo work and collaborations. The rest will surely still appreciate the complex musicality and Yorke’s haunting voice. Amok is nothing short of what I expected – a high-quality galaxy of talent, tolerable pretention and awesome atmospheric synths with wavering vocals. WRITTEN BY ZOE FITZPATRICK
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FRI 08 MAR HOKITIKA WILDFOODS FESTIVAL
MICHELLE BLUNDELL ACTRESS
Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… My baked vanilla cheesecake or blue cheese, spinach and mushroom risotto.
10AM, $10 - $70, TICKETDIRECT.CO.NZ
Famous for making people drink seamen and eating all kind of animal testicles, the Wildfoods Festival is an experience beyond the “food”. The main attraction of the event is food stalls offering items not normally consumed on a regular basis. Celebrate the wild food and drink of the West Coast, and the culinary creativity and originality of the locals.
The best TV show around at the moment is… I’m crazy about Boardwalk Empire. It’s awesome, just finished Season 3. I also love Peep Show, Mad Men, QI and Girls. The best place for a date night is… Ken Yakitori and some ten pin bowling.
TEQUILA & RUM FESTIVAL ATICO COCINA
People say you look like… Kirsten Morrell from Goldenhorse. I’ve also had Marianne Faithfull and Jenny Lewis, but I think it’s just the fringe.
6PM FRI 08 MAR - SUN 10 MAR
Like Lil John said: Shots, shots, shots. Or, you could do it the civilized way and sample high-quality authentic tequilas on the rocks. Atico is hosting the 2013 Auckland Tequila and Rum Festival. There is Latin music from Chango Cuban Rey - Ricky de Medeiros, as well as DJs, dancers and lots of tequila and rum from the Caribbean islands.
SAT 09 MAR AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS THE FILM ARCHIVE SEASON: TUE 05 MAR - SAT 13 APR
“An Unkindness of Ravens,” a new moving image installation by Gabrielle Amodeo, deals with the performance of the objects of pause. This intriguing subject is worked through by protagonists in action, paralysed by time. It sounds intimidating, a little bit on the wild side, so open up your mind.
PACIFIKA FESTIVAL 2013 WESTERN SPRINGS STADIUM
Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? I don’t want to be a hater, but I’m not really into hologram shows. I mean the artist has died. Watching their CG ghost rock out – kinda creepy. What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? I’m keen to see The Great Gatsby and Django Unchained. I’m a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? The Basement, Wine Cellar or Countdown Grey Lynn. But if they were doing their job properly, they would already know this.
Five celebs on your f**klist? Five? Two is plenty... Michael Pitt and Gael Garcia Bernal. Kittens or puppies? Oh man. Tough question. Kittens and puppies eeeeeeeeeee. What generic current affair has your blood boiled? New Zealand’s Marriage Equality Bill and Charter schools – the Education Amendment Bill. SEE HER PERFORM: MICHELLE BLUNDELL IN THE GUILT SNIFFER FRI 08 MAR – SUN 10 MAR AUCKLAND FRINGE FESTIVAL, THE BASEMENT, AUCKLAND
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SAT 09 MAR - SUN 10 MAR
The Pasifika Festival is one of Auckland’s longest running major events. Every March, the city celebrates its multicultural diversity, attracting tens of thousands of people to Western Springs Park for a fantastic day. This year, it’s expanding – including two extra festival days – while the village programmes, stalls and look and feel of each village will be different.
Supported by Alert Taxis, Fringe is expanding into the outer reaches of everyday life. Play out your very own original Fringe show...in the backseat of a taxi. You’re in a car full of criminals, you’re in a musical called Cabs, you’ve left your car at home and you’re going out. Whatever you want, you can play it.
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THE BASEMENT STUDIO 8.30PM, $12-15, ITICKET.CO.NZ THU 07 MAR - SUN 10 MAR
The show weaves together the stories of these two African-Americans living a hundred years apart, in an examination of racist humour. In seeking his big break, an unlucky American actor is propelled by misfortune to a tiny island in the Pacific where he unearths the forgotten story of Australasia’s most popular black entertainer of the 19th century Irving Sayles.
Chamber Music New Zealand Presents
HAMILTON: 17 FEBRUARY
CHCH: 5 MARCH
QUEENSTOWN MEMORIAL CENTRE
WHANGANUI: 21 FEBRUARY
INVERCARGILL: 8 MARCH
HASTINGS: 22 FEBRUARY
DUNEDIN: 9 MARCH
ROYAL WANGANUI OPERA HOUSE
HAWKES BAY OPERA HOUSE
WELLINGTON: 24 FEBRUARY
SAN FRANCISCO BATHHOUSE
“the original rock band of string quartets”
QUEENSTOWN: 7 MARCH
HAMILTON GARDENS ARTS FEST
9-14 March 2013
OAMARU: 10 MARCH
OAMARU OPERA HOUSE
Auckland (with Wu Man), Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin chambermusic.co.nz
Presented in association with Auckland Arts Festival by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia
PLANETARIUM MUSIC SHOW
TWO ALBUMS: ‘DARK SIDE OF THE MOON’ & ‘THE WALL’
& DARK SIDE OF THE MOON NEXT SHOW:
MARCH 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.
To book phone 09 624 1246 / stardome.org.nz
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AUCKLAND: 15 & 16 FEBRUARY
BOLTON PROMOTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH GRAY BARTLETT PRESENTS
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FILM OF THE WEEK
THU 07 MAR TRUE BLOOD - SEASON 5
I GIVE IT A YEAR
directed by Dan Mazer Starring Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Simon Baker
True Blood Season 5 goes deep into the battle between the Vampire Authority and “vampire fundamentalists” – a political power play whose outcome could decide not only the fate of Sookie and her Bon Temps friends, but of all human existence. Oh, and not to mention more soft-core porn scenes and Anna Paquin’s boobs.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS GENERAL RELEASE
Directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral), brings yet another adaptation of Charles Dicken’s classic novel. It’s not Gwyn and Ethan Hawke, but to be fair it’s probably better acted and less American. Starring Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham and Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch.
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL GENERAL RELEASE
Welcome to the Wizard of Oz prequel guaranteed to scare your children. James Franco stars as the title character, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, who is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. There, he is surrounded by uberbabes Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams.
FRI 08 MAR BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
Earning a reputation as a deviant mockumentary writer alongside Sacha Baron Cohen, Dan Mazer also gives his directing chops a go here with this Brit rom-com, examining the relevance of romance in holy matrimony. Rose Byrne plays it perfectly straight as the highly-strung, career-driven Nat, newly married to Rafe Spall’s writer-in-limbo Josh. Temptation threatens to detach their already frail union as Josh is reignited by an old flame (Anna Faris in an adorable, toned-down role) while Nat is introduced to a new one (Simon Baker’s Guy, a walking business suit). The main issue is that we’re never engrossed into the newlyweds’ supposed chemistry, brushed away by a minute-long montage at the start. After the opening titles, it’s all down hill as Nat grows increasingly irked by Josh’s buffoonery – and you won’t blame her. He’s an unlikeable douche.
Luckily, the film earns laughs with some well-executed set pieces, such as Guy’s attempt to woo Nat with doves and a confused violinist or Faris’ introduction to the awkward mechanics of a surprise menajahtwa. Some scenes nosedive into lazy crassness however – specifically those involving Olivia Colman’s mentally unstable marriage counsellor or the one involving the in-laws and an X-rated iPad photo gallery – but I suppose this comes as no surprise given Mazer’s filmography. Minnie Driver boosts the material up a notch, capturing the comedic peak of dean-pan pessimism as Nat’s wedlock-weakened friend – acting as a sort of ‘ghost of nuptial future’. The film awkwardly takes a step back to let Stephen Merchant do his thing, but there’s a good reason for that: he’s damn funny. BY LIAM MAGUREN, FLICKS.CO.NZ
SUN 10 MAR KILLING LINCOLN
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, 7.30pm In conjunction with Fashion in the Big Little City, Silo Park is screening Audrey Hepburn’s classic role Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Holly Golightly is a charming socialite with a youthful zest for life who lives alone in a nearly bare apartment. She has a flippant lifestyle, enjoying parties and expensive dates.
Produced by Ridley and late Tony Scott, Killing Lincoln presents the shocking assassination in a two-hour global television event. Narrated by Tom Hanks and adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling book, it has all the components of a thrilling crime novel: conspiracy, public assassination, an unprecedented manhunt. It’s no Oscar-winning fiction, but it’s a fascinating historical journey.
SAT 09 MAR SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - SEASON 38
NBC’s Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase enters its 38th season for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances. Broadcast live from the famed New York City’s Rockefeller Center, SNL has an unparalleled tradition of featuring both blockbuster stars and breakout musical acts.
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ROCKET KITCHEN 234A PONSONBY RD
Proudly serving the city of Auckland with sweet and savoury treats since 1996 , specialising in contemporary cakes, tarts and desserts. They’ve earned our enviable reputation through commitment to premium local ingredients – and did we mention they have a ridiculous range of birthday cakes?
EVERYDAY GOURMET 466 GEORGE ST
Making gourmet accessible and fun, just off the centre city tracks is your one-stop shop for chutneys, jams, spread, sauces and much, much more. Stop in for a coffee – or one of their specialist hot chocolates – and indulge in the freshly baked delights.
Keeping with the Cuba theme on Cuba Street, Fidel’s Café (of course, named after Fidel Castro) is a hipster hub of the Central. Famous for their Cuban coffee, roasted around the corner at the Havana Coffee Works, they are also a place for great laughs, good company and excellent service with friendly and helpful staff. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner, enjoy your selection of decadent cabinet or menu food in the outside courtyard or inside, where there is such outstanding décor you will think you’re enjoying your long black in Cuba – minus Wellington’s weather.
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Victoria Park Market 19 Drake St Freemans Bay, 354-4030 Inspired Caribbean food and cocktails in the Old Stables & Roof Terrace of the Vic Park Market.
466 Mt Eden Rd, 630-9330 Your local in the heart of Mt. Eden with over 100 beers available.
BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB
31 Galway St, 303-2541 Gourmet pizzas, tapas and a famous high tea service.
23 Ponsonby Rd, 360-6262 Like a stroll through the fragrant night markets & food stalls of Bangkok, MooChowChow is a boost to the senses.
128c Ponsonby Rd Open now. Bar*Cafe*Tapas*
37 Drake St, 929-2790 Taking its cue from the Americas, but with an Antipodean twist.
935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden
1 Melton Road - Mt Wellington, 5790340 Gourmet Burgers are Jason’s speciality take home heat and eat meals, plus a huge range of cabinet food, everything cooked to serve.
442 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths beers and great food.
7 Sale St, 307-8148 Bistro dining, award-winning microbrewery, celebrated garden bar and a private Velvet Room!
23 Britomart Place, 366-1759 The Strand Takapuna, 280-1487 Vibrant Mexican street food served with margaritas, tequila and beer. Arrive early for a table.
277 Broadway, Newmarket, 524 7257 Legendary pizza maker’s secret family recipe and are proud to serve you authentic NY Pizza.
169 K’Rd, 307-0508 Celebrating 20 years on K’Rd. Open 10am till late seven days with intimate booths, live music, gourmet food, cocktails & organic tap beer.
THE WINDSOR CASTLE
144 Parnell Rd, 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, 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 DOING
WELLINGTON gig guide Wed 06 0Gold Panda
8pm, San Francisco Bath House, $20
NeverBefore: A Colony For Urban Change 7:30pm, The Moorings, $15
The National Office live
9:30pm, Mighty Mighty
Thu 07 Matt Langley Virginia Avenue Live Album Preview 8pm, Puppies, $9
NeverBefore: A Colony For Urban Change 7:30pm, The Moorings, $15
Red Sky Blues & The Digg
Sat 09 Girls With Guitars 8pm, Bodega, $30
9:30pm, Mighty Mighty, $5
Laura Collins & The Back Porch Blues Band 8:30pm, The Lido
Gobsmacked: Showbiz & Dating
Julie Lamb & the Lambinators with Monroe 8:30pm, Meow, $10
NeverBefore: A Colony For Urban Change 7:30pm, The Moorings, $15
8:30pm, Medusa, $30
7pm, The Crypt, $10
Toxicology with Dose 10:30pm, Fast Eddie’s Pool Hall, $10
NeverBefore: A Colony For Urban Change
7:30pm, The Moorings, $15
So So Modern Transpacific Tour
8pm, San Francisco Bath House, $15
The Crypt Sessions: Night Two
9:30pm, Mighty Mighty, $10
6pm, Mighty Mighty
7:30pm, The Lido
Big Band Night 8pm, Meow
7:30pm, Michael Fowler Centre
CHRISTCHURCH gig guide Wed 06
Black Velvet Band
Vague As Bros
Beach Breaks with djDmand
The Eastern Town Like Here AOTNZ Tour
The Stone Cold Chillers
The Crystal Set
A whacked paddy & the trading 8’s
Avea i Zion
8pm, The Woolston Club
4pm, Astro Lounge
6pm, Astro Lounge
The Sign of the Firebird
Ritchie & Jo
8:30pm, The Monday Room
6:30pm, The Brick Works
Thu 07 Assembly Required 8pm, Ciburb Bar
Charlotte Ivey & Simon Gregory 6pm, Astro Lounge
Davey Backyard 8pm, Becks Alehouse
Delicious Thursday’s - TwEQ & Dr Dee 9pm, CBD Bar
8pm, The Irishman, $30
10pm, Pegasus Arms
8:30pm, Pierside Cafe
5pm, Astro Lounge
9pm, Becks Alehouse
10pm, The Craic Irish Bar
10pm, The Bedrock Bar
9pm, CBD Bar
That Ruse Kid 8pm, Ciburb Bar
9pm, Becks Alehouse
9pm, Clink Restaurant Bar
Fri 08 Anissa Victoria’s Twilight Vintage Market 5pm, Pallet Pavillion
10pm, The Bedrock Bar
10pm, The Craic Irish Bar
Seth Hamilton The Get Down
Twisted Blues Night 7:45pm, The Twisted Hop Real Ale Pub
9pm, CBD Bar
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DJ Bobbytables 8pm, Ciburb Bar
10pm, Phoenix Bar & Cafe
8:30pm, Pierside Cafe 10pm, The Brewery
4pm, Ciburb Bar
Mon 11 Craic Sessions 7pm, Pegasus Arms
Nuttin Trivial - Quiz Night
6:30pm, Pierside Cafe
9pm, The Monday Room
Mal Harris’ pub quiz
10pm, Pegasus Arms
7pm, Pegasus Arms
SHOP 2 , 155 KARANGAHAPE RD, AUCKLAND CBD, +64 (09) 3370694, WWW.OTAUTAHITATTOO.COM
SHIT WORTH DOING
auckland gig guide Wed 06 Art & Music 6pm, Racket Bar
Bill Morris with Special guests Luckless 8pm, Wine Cellar, $10
Carnage @ Coherent 9pm, Coherent
Creative Jazz Club 8pm, 1885 Basement, $10
Conch Records at BCC 5pm, Britomart Country Club
DJ Kilamanraro 6pm, The Commons
7:30pm, Chapel Bar
Mantis with Apex and The Altered States 9pm, The Kings Arms, $5
The Circling Sun plus DJ Nathan Haines
The Wax Works: T-Rice & DJ Hudge
Will Styles & Jerm
Occupational Therapy feat Bobby Brazuka & Friends
Sick Disco Saturday 9th March
5pm, Britomart Country Club
The Get Down ft. Hipstamatics 7pm, Empire Tavern
Nyntee & Scratchy
9pm, Ponsonby Social Club
Old School DJs
Root Down with Frank Booker
DJ Alex Richards
9pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar
DJ Dave & Friends 8pm, Red Hummingbird
8pm, Cassette Nine, $20
7:30pm, Chapel Bar
Lewis McCallum & 1885 DJs 8pm, 1885 Britomart
8pm, Wine Cellar, $10
8pm, Glen Eden RSA
The Audio Justice @ Backbeat 8:30pm, Backbeat, $5
Jeremy Pickford 8:30pm, Basalt
Manuel Bundy & Lo Key 5:30pm, Britomart Country Club
David Shanhun 8pm, Moretons Bar & Restaurant
DJ Laura Lush 6pm, Nuffield St.
DJ Leza Lee
6:30pm, Skycity The Deck 9pm, Skycity Twentyone
6pm, The Commons
DJ Nigel & DJ Paul Hannon
9pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar
4:45pm, Shakespeare Hotel
Frank Booker,Benwah,Cyril Orson 10pm, Ink, $10
Till Death Do Us Party 7pm, Hard Luck Cafe
Raiders Of The Lost Art 11pm, Ink, $10
Mara and the Bushkas To the Sea sessions Aotearoa tour
DJ Imagine This
6pm, The Commons
8pm, Chapel Bar
DJ Adam O & DJ Selecta Sam
DJ Jason Eli
Ponsonby Institution with Arash
The Bollands, Jessie Kollen & Little Lapin
DJ Karn Hall
10pm, Cassette Nine, $10
DJ Misty G & DJ Gabriella
9pm, Skycity Twentyone
5:30pm, Britomart Country Club
9pm, Patriot Devonport
10pm, 1885 Britomart, $10
Mark & Tala
This Is Hell
DJ Issac Aesili
8pm, The Kings Arms, $15
10pm, Trench Bar
6pm, Tyler Street Garage
7pm, Skycity Twentyone
Tablefox EP Release Show
8PM, Juice Bar, Parnell
10pm, Bacco Room, $25
Carnage @ Coherent
8pm, GBS Bar
So So Modern Transpacific Tour
BLU MAR TEN
5pm, Free, Chapel Bar & Bistro
R&B Jam Nights
Acoustic Thursdays w/ Jonny Edwards
8:30pm, De Post
8pm, Juice Bar, Parnell, $10
8:30pm, De Fontein
6pm, Racket Bar
9pm, Ponsonby Social Club
7pm, Zeal, $20
5pm, Chapel Bar
6pm, Racket Bar
Silo Cinema: Breakfast At Tiffany’s 9pm, Silo Park
Freestyle with Alisha & Arash
5pm, Tyler Street Garage
Funkee Monkee Fridays 9pm, Verona
Ministry of Death: Witchrist + Guests 9pm, The Winchester, $10
7:30pm, Jack Tar
8pm, Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Victoria GirlingButcher - Farewell Show 8pm, Paddington Live
Brett Polley Duo 9pm, Patriot Devonport
The Black Club 8pm, Racket Bar
9pm, Rickshaw Eddy’s
Sat 09 A Chinese Home and Ghost Opera - Kronos Quartet and Wu Man 8pm, Civic Theatre, $59
Carnage @ Coherent 9pm, Coherent
9pm, The Merchant Bar & Kitchen
8pm, Red Hummingbird
DJ Flex Webster & DJ Klassik from Paris & DJ Tony Phoneix 3pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar
DJ Linley Latu
7:30pm, Skycity The Deck
DJ General Lee
9pm, Skycity Twentyone
Downfall of Humanity, Bloodnut, Manic Baby Dolls, Guilty in Salem, Layzerbeek 8pm, The Kings Arms, $10
Master Jams with Flex & Jason Eli 7pm, Tyler Street Garage
Transcendental Learning Collective 8:30pm, UFO, $5
9pm, Whammy Bar, $30
Sun 10 Acoustic Sunday Session w Eli Guttenbiel 3pm, La Zeppa
Bloody Sundays Present Connor Nestor & Co
3pm, Tyler Street Garage
Britomart Markets & Music
2pm, Britomart Country Club
Conch Sunday Grill 6pm, Ponsonby Social Club
1pm, The Marina
t SHIT WORTH DOING
auckland “Mr. Sackman” - 3 shows at Fringe Festival 4pm, The Basement
Sunday Sessions with In-Session 2pm, The Commons
Sue Dyson Duo
2pm, Merchant Bar & Kitchen
Sundays with Thane Kirby
3pm, Free, Chapel Bar & Bistro,
Mon 11 Club Connoisseurs 6pm, Chapel Bar
6pm, Britomart Country Club
REGIONAL gig guide Wed 06 Girls With Guitars International Blues Sensations Tour Diggers Bar, Hamilton
Dunedin Musician’s Club, Dunedin
Jackie Bristow & Bryce Wastney
South City Sushi Cop Presents Bad Blocks
The Mornings (Aus) - Ribbons Tour
Space Creeps, Outrun the Buffalo & Mice on Stilts
The Boathouse, Nelson
DeVille Cafe & Bar, Nelson
Le Cafe, Marlborough Sounds
Girls With Guitars International Blues Sensations Tour
House Of Shem
The Sideline Bar, Napier
Mara & The Bushkas To The Sea Sessions Aotearoa Tour YOT Club, Raglan
Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra & James Hill
Opononi Hotel, Hokianga
Lakeside 2013 Come Together Soundshell & Village Green, Rotorua
Mile High, The Rickshaws & Muscle Man YOT Club, Raglan
Queenstown Memorial Hall, Queenstown
Rhythm in Bulls - Summertime Outdoor Concert
6:30pm, Chapel Bar 6pm, Britomart Country Club
Open Mic Night
8:30pm, The Windsor Castle
Feel The Vibes Concert Cape Reinga, Aupouri Peninsula
Shipwreck Bar, Gisborne
Bulls Domain, Bulls
Space Monster, Wanganui
Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai
The Mornings (Aus) - Ribbons Tour The Brigand Cafe & Bar, Golden Bay
Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra & James Hill Regent Theatre, Dunedin
Sun 10 Bernie Griffin Everything So Far Tour The Church, Dunedin
Country Sounds w/ Borderline
Napier Soundshell, Napier
The Pauls Road Music Fest
Pauls Road, Wanganui
Alpine Lodge, Nelson Lakes
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DEBIER HAUS 109-111 THE STRAND, TAURANGA
Debortuary more like! But seriously, don’t let the highclass name and the list of European – namely Belgian and German – beers fool you. This place gets pretty wild on a Saturday night. If you like your drinks classy and your party music loud, this is the place for you.
MINT BAR 73 BROWNSTON ST, WANAKA
Everyone knows a Base Backpackers bar is where it is at and the Mint Bar and Café is just your place in Wanaka. Open seven nights from 5pm until 2am, every night is a good night to party until the wee hours. Cheap drinks, quality local DJs and even guest shows.
CRAFT BEER CAPITAL TRAIL
If you’re somewhat of a connoisseur of good craft beers, Wellington is not just the capital of the country but the capital of some of the finest brews. Craft Beer Capital aims to build awareness of Wellington as that title to tourists and locals alike. The service provides a map of the city with a marked trail of the finest beer bars and the best off-license stores to stock up your own fridge. They have also worked with the bars directly to bring you the latest beer lists and changes to tap beers and bottled selections in their ‘Now Pouring’ application.
ONE NIGHT STAND
-album launchplus guests
FRIDAY 15 MARCH
PADDINGTON LIVE PARNELL DOORS 8.30PM TICKETS FROM VENUE & AT DOOR
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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.
AGENTS & MERCHANTS
48 Customs St East, 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.
Cnr Ponsonby & Richmond Rds, 376-9929
1 Wellesley St West, 377-3142 Entertainment seven nights a week, with three big screens, pool table, competitions & prizes, quiz, karaoke and live music.
102 Quay Street Over 102 different beers from around NZ and the world.
2 Ponsonby Road Brazilian cuisine and bar mixed with classic & contemporary Brazilian music & culture.
71 Victoria St West A small, but perfectly formed, authentic Irish bar with some of Aucklands friendliest bar staff..
THE BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB
31 Galway St, 303-2541 A garden bar in the middle of the city. Comes with a mini golf lawn, cocktail jugs and vinyl-only DJs.
6-10 Roukai Lane, 309-5854 Serves everything from singlemalt whisky to cans of Double Brown.
MEXICO Malt Bar
442 Richmond Road Grey Lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths beers and great food.
128c Ponsonby Rd Open now. Bar*Cafe*Tapas*
THE PONSONBY (Belgian Beer Cafe)
1-3 St Mary’s Rd, 376-6092 A little piece of Europe in the heart of Ponsonby. The perfect spot to kick start the weekend.
106 Ponsonby Road, 376- 8663 19th Century bohemian pallor meets opium den chic.
23 Britomart Place, 366-1759 Drink in the eclectic front bar or settle into the cosy dining area to explore the short but compelling menu.
169 K’Rd, 307-0508 Celebrating 20 years on K’Rd. With intimate booths, live music, gourmet food, cocktails & organic tap beer.
372-376 Broadway, 522-4410 The Claddagh Irish Pub - A slice of Ireland in the heart of Newmarket.
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.
Rakinos- Beats, Bar, Kitchen
26 Wyndham Street New York’s premier rock and roll bar has come to town.
103 Victoria St West, 300-6352 21st Birthdays, Hen/Stag Parties, Corporate Events, Dance Parties, CD Release Parties, Live Music.
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 SNAPDRAGON
204 Quay St, 357-6147 A blend of 1930s vintage glamour and West Hollywood lounge with a healthy shot of private gentlemen’s club.
VICTORIAPARK PARK VICTORIA SALE STREET
MTEDEN EDEN Mt DE POST
466 Mt Eden Rd, 630-9330 Your local in the heart of Mt. Eden with over 100 beers available and superb food.
CENTRAL& K’RD & Krd CENTRAL DING DONG LOUNGE
The Portland Public House
BRITOMART BRITOMART 27 Galway St, 551 3100 Nightclub upstairs. Cocktail lounge downstairs. Home to Auckland’s biggest club nights.
498 New North Rd, 846-3773 Nestled in the site of an old garage and engineering shop.
Level 1/35 High Street 358-3535 ‘The Joint since 91’
352 K’Rd, 365-1800 Open Tues-Sat
FIDDLER IRISH BAR
RACKET BAR IPANEMA BAR & RESTAURANT
BREW ON QUAY
126 Ponsonby Rd, 360-1260 Ponsonby’s longest serving bar with live music/DJ 7 nights. 2 for 1 happy hour & licensed to 5am.
FATHER TED’S ORIGINAL IRISH PUB
7 Sale St, 307-8148 A unique collection of spaces award-winning microbrewery, bistro dining, with a celebrated garden bar and very private Velvet Room!
LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR
PARNELL PARNELL THE PADDINGTON
117 St Georges Bay Rd, 309-3586 A Parnell institution for sports events, craft beers and superb food with the recent addition of top-notch live gigs.
THE WINDSOR CASTLE
144 Parnell Rd, 356-3650 Established in 1847, one of Auckland’s earliest surviving hotels serves gastro pub food in a comfortable, unpretentious environment.
37 Drake St, 379-8167 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.
37 Drake St, 929-2790 This bar and eatery takes its cue from the Americas, but with an Antipodean twist.
THE OAKROOM 17 Drake, 300 6313
tours & events
Upcoming tours & events A$AP ROCKY
FRED WESLEY (US)
RUSSELL PETERS (CA)
AMANDA PALMER (US)
SANTANA & STEVE MILLER BAND
Tue 25 Jun Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Sat 28 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland Mon 30 Sep San Fran Bath House, Wellington
BLACK SABBATH (UK)
Sat 20 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland Mon 22 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland
BLOC PARTY (UK)
Thu 07 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland
BONNIE RAITT (US)
Fri 05 Apr The NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival, Christchurch
Thu 21 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland
Wed 13 Mar Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
CRISPIN HELLION GLOVER (US)
Tue 19 Mar Skycity Theatre, Auckland
DINOSAUR JR. (US)
Tue 05 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland
ED SHEERAN (UK)
Wed 06 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington Thu 07 Mar Cassette Nine, Auckland
JACK DEE (UK)
Wed 01 May Skycity Theatre, Auckland
CATLINS RIVER FESTIVAL Mon 25 Mar Civic Theatre, Auckland
Fri 12 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland
GOLD PANDA (UK)
JOAN ARMATRADING (UK)
COUNTING CROWS (US)
THE SCRIPT (IR)
Fri 08 Mar CBS Arena, Christchurch Sun 10 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
THE JACKSONS (US)
Fri 29 Mar - Mon 01 Apr River Ridge Retreat, Purakaunui
Sun 17 Mar AMI Stadium, Christchurch Tue 19 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
GLENN FREY (US)
BRYAN ADAMS (CA)
Mon 22 Apr Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Tue 23 Apr The Civic, Auckland
Wed 13 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
Tue 26 Mar Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Wed 20 Mar Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Thu 21 Mar Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
JOAN JETT & THE DARKNESS Tue 09 Apr Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION (US) Tue 05 Mar Bodega, Wellington
JOSH GROBAN (US)
Sat 13 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland
Tue 09 Apr The Powerstation, Auckland
Fri 15 Mar Juice Bar, Auckland Sat 16 Mar Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui
MULATU ASTATKE (ET)
Sat 16 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE
Tue 19 Mar TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Thu 21 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
NZ HERALD PREMIER SERIES: THE TRUMPET SOUNDS Thu 28 Feb Town Hall, Auckland
THE NZ INTERNATIONAL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL Wed 03 Apr - Sun 07 Apr Various Locations Christchurch
ONE DIRECTION (UK)
Thu 10 Oct CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch Sat 12 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 13 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland
Fri 08 Mar TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Sat 09 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
PAUL KELLY (AU)
Wed 24 Apr Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Wed 20 Mar Knox Church, Dunedin Thu 21 Mar The Bedford, Christchurch Fri 22 Mar Old St Paul’s, Wellington Sat 23 Mar Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland Sun 24 Mar Old St Paul’s, Wellington
THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US) Mon 18 Mar Studio, Auckland
Thu 13 Jun Studio, Auckland
KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS (UK) FIVE DAYS OF HATE
Wed 13 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Thur 14 Mar Cabana, Napier Fri 15 Mar Bar Medusa, Wellington Sat 16 Mar Zeal, West Auckland Sun 17 Mar Void, Hamilton
FRANK TURNER (UK)
Sat 06 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Sun 07 Apr Bodega, Wellington
FRANK WARREN (US)
Fri 12 Apr Skycity Theatre, Auckland
Thu 04 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 06 Apr Bodega, Wellington
MARGARET CHO (US)
Mon 29 Apr Skycity Theatre, Auckland
MICHAEL KIWANUKA (UK) Thu 04 Apr Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland Fri 05 Apr Old St Pauls, Wellington
MICK HARVEY (AU)
Thu 21 Mar Mighty Mighty, Wellington Fri 22 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 23 Mar Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
RICKIE LEE JONES (US) Fri 15 Mar Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
RITA ORA & DJ FRESH
Thu 14 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland
ROBERT PLANT (UK)
Tue 09 Apr TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Thu 11 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland
SONGS AND DANCES OF DESIRE
Fri 08 Mar Town Hall, Auckland
Tue 05 Mar - Sat 09 Mar Westport Performing Arts Centre, Auckland
TENACIOUS D (US)
Mon 20 May Town Hall, Auckland Tue 21 May Opera House, Wellington Wed 22 May The Bedford Marquee, Christchurch
SUNDAISE FESTIVAL 2013 Sat 09 Mar - Sun 10 Mar Dickey Flat, Waihi
TAJ MAHAL TRIO (US)
Mon 18 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland
TAMI NEILSON, DELANEY DAVIDSON & MARLON WILLIAMS
Sat 16 Mar Victoria Palace Theatre, Devonport Fri 22 Mar Geraldine Cinema, Geraldine Sat 23 Mar Wunderbar, Lyttelton Sun 24 Mar The Grain Store, Oamaru Wed 27 Mar The Wine Cellar, Auckland Thu 28 Mar Yot Club, Raglan Fri 29 Mar Artworks Theatre, Waiheke Sat 30 Mar Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
TOM GREEN (CA)
Sat 16 Mar Town Hall, Wellington Sun 17 Mar Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Wed 01 May Skycity Theatre, Auckland Sun 05 May Opera House, Wellington Mon 06 May Aurora Centre, Christchurch
Thu 11 Apr Rising Sun, Auckland Fri 12 Apr Bodega, Wellington
Wed 08 May Vector Arena, Auckland Thu 09 May Vector Arena, Auckland
tours & events
Upcoming tours & events TUBORG SOUNDS ON Sat 23 Mar The Oval, North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
WAIHEKE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Fri 29 Mar - Sun 31 Mar Multiple venues, Waiheke
THE WAYANS BROTHERS (US) Fri 03 May Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL UKULELE ORCHESTRA Tue 05 Mar Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts, Christchurch City Thu 07 Mar Queenstown Memorial Hall, Queenstown Sat 09 Mar Regent Theatre, Dunedin
Thu 14 Mar Brewers Bar, Tauranga Fri 15 Mar The Mayfair, New Plymouth Sat 16 Mar The Royal Hotel, Palmerston North Fri 22 Mar The Bedford, Christchurch Sat 23 Mar Refuel, Dunedin Thu 04 Apr Gravity Bar, Hamilton Fri 05 Apr The Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland Sat 06 Apr San Fran Bath House, Wellington
THE VINTAGE DAY OUT
Sat 13 Apr Alexandra Park, Auckland
XAVIER RUDD (AU)
Wed 24 Apr Polytech Madras Street, Christchurch Thu 25 Apr Bodega, Wellington Fri 26 Apr The Mayfair, New Plymouth Sat 27 Apr The Powerstation, Auckland
WHANGAREI FRITTER FESTIVAL
Sat 30 Mar Northland Events Centre, Whangarei
WAYNE BRADY (US)
Sat 04 May Founders Theatre, Hamilton Sun 05 May ASB Theatre, Auckland Tue 07 May Opera House, Wellington Wed 08 May Aurora Centre, Christchurch
Fri 05 Apr Town Hall, Wellington Sat 06 Apr Town Hall, Auckland
WILD FOOD FESTIVAL
Sat 09 Mar Cass Square Hokitika
ExclusivE in nEw ZEaland
MAKE IT HOME
YOuâ€™ve Been Snapped
Summer Vibes Piha Beach Thanks to DuBd photography
Back to the future Vector Arena Thanks to DuBd photography
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SEE HIM LIVE: GLENN FREY FRI 08 MAR CBS ARENA, CHRISTCHURCH SAT 09 MAR VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND
GROOVE GUIDE HAS A GOOD OLD NATTER WITH THE EAGLES GUITARIST AND FOUNDING BAND MEMBER GLENN FREY WHO’S RETURNING TO NEW ZEALAND THIS MONTH WITH OUT THE FLANNEL SHIRT. Ok, so where are you? “Well, I’m here in my studio, the Doghouse, it’s in LA. We recorded (the Eagles) A Long Road Out Of Eden here. It’s been around about 15 or 16 years or so. This is where I also recorded my new album [After Hours]. It’s different from my previous rock stuff. I wanted to do material from the Great American Songbook. My Dad’s 91 and my Mum is 87. I wanted to record something from their day - from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. I think at this point in my career I could do something honest, and take a bit of a risk.” What was behind the process for the new album? Richard [Davis] and Michael Thomson and I started looking up these songs on YouTube and we were arranging them, in the studio on piano. We would break them down, work out the orchestra parts and what knot. I wanted songs that are really great, that I really loved like ‘For Sentimental Reasons’ and Burt’s ‘The Look of Love’. There’s ‘Route 66’ [he hums the chorus] which is a great, enduring sort of rhythm… and there’s [Una Mae Carlisle’s] ‘Getting old before my time’. I like a cocktail hour song, a sort of lounge feel.” Lounge and Jazz seem miles from your earlier stuff? “There was always music in our house, mainly what my parents like and I heard plenty of pop on the radio so I went that direction… I had early bands like the Hideouts [later the Subterraneans], which were all about being a teenager with a guitar. Pop was the way to go, but I’ve always like the old stuff, too - especially the jazz standards. There are tracks by Tony Bennett, and Dinah Washington - like ‘I wanna cry’. At night you just want to sit down and chill out and listen to these great songs. The Eagles were almost early Americana - Musicians seem to look back to the earliest roots of their country to find their identity when things are bad. “I know what you mean about musicians wanting to look back (to the folk era), what they are calling Americana - that thing of looking back
(to find some core identity to hang on to in modern depression ravaged, globalised America). I’m not sure that’s the case though. In the 70’s we were sort of stealing from our forefathers. Country and AOR was popular on FM radio, where album tracks got played. You could be more experimental, too.” What is the story behind the great song ‘Hotel California’? “That song - it was a demo that Eagles guitarist Don [Felder] wrote. He’d given us plenty of ideas since he’d joined but always without lyrics. This song had room to write something with it. We called it ‘Mexican Reggae’. That was the working title. Don [Henley] and I wrote most of it [the lyrics to ‘Hotel California’]. We all drove into L.A. in the evening. Nobody was from there but if you drive in to Los Angeles in the evening you see this glow on the horizon of lights (like the Arctic lights, sort of). Don and I were thinking of Hollywood, all those dreams of being a big star. So we got the messages of drugs, booze and all that stuff that was so excessive in the 70’s. We wrote ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ and ‘Wasted Time’ too, and other songs based on those trips.” For a while the Eagles were living in that song, weren’t you? Living the highlife you were singing about? “Yes we became the occupants… the guests of Hotel California. But, you know, it was a first time for everything. When you’re young, everthing’s on your radar. [And] we tried it! There’s a first time for everything and a last! We were part of that thing [the record industry juggernaut]. But that was how it worked then. You were part of that world then. It was all very exciting and we were along for the ride.” Your songs have become part of the infrastructure of our lives just like those jazz numbers, on your new album, are to you and your folk’s generation? “Yes, that’s true. I am humbled some times when you hear of your stuff being sung (by a school choir, at a wedding, etc.) It’s great to know that the Eagles songs are part of people’s lives. Yeah, they own them now.” WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR
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Crysis 3 begins 24 years after Crysis 2 left off. Super-soldier Prophet has returned to New York and finds the entire city entombed in a massive “nanodome”, built by the CELL Corporation. Inside the nanodome’s greenhouse, the rubble of New York is teeming with swamps, rivers, foliage, and danger. Prophet’s old squaddie “Pyscho” is taking the fight to the Corporation. Naturally, Prophet takes it upon himself to get involved. Pretty quickly things start falling apart, and before Prophet and Pyscho have had enough time to catch up on the good times, the Ceph — Crysis’s alien antagonists — are back. For the curious gamer picking up the series for the first time, Crysis 3’s storytelling is a jarring and confusing experience. However, even for those more familiar with what’s come before, Crysis 3 still rambles. This internal confusion is reflected in the game’s dialogue. The writing is poor, verging on the comical, and the voice actors can only work with what they’ve got. The story is full of misogynistic asides, clichéd one liners, tired genre tropes, masculine chest beating, and unnecessary melodrama. Central to Crysis’s gameplay is the nano-suit. This super-soldier battle armour enables Prophet to cloak, turn his skin into tough armour, leap to high ledges, and even hack into electronic devices. By customising the nano-suit, you can also tailor your gameplay - meaning that there are a number of ways to complete each combat section. On the whole, Crysis 3’s combat is good. The combat mechanic has not evolved much from its predecessors, but its core is still there and it is still enjoyable. CELL troopers can still take a few bullets and the Ceph are still fast and deadly. The signature “on the fly” weapon and suit customisation has been improved on, and it is easy to manage with the PS3’s limited controller real-estate. But it is with the second arrow that Crysis 3 finds its form. The game is simply stunning to behold. Even with the dated ability of the PlayStation 3, the game oozes beauty. Those enjoying it on a suitably powerful computer are in for an extraordinarily immersive experience. Crysis 3 is set in a world that can take your breath away - but as an overall experience, it’s flawed. Crytek’s third installment is undoubtedly a beautiful product, but it is not yet a beautiful game. WRITTEN BY CONRAD REYNERS
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E C N DAVID BOWIE – THE NEXT DAY ALBUM OUT FRI 08 MAR
BOWIE IS BACK WITH A BANG. AFTER 10 YEARS IN HIDING HE LAYS THE RUMOURS TO REST AND IS SET TO RELEASE HIS NEW ALBUM THIS WEEK. On Tue 08 Jan David Bowie celebrated his 66th birthday by gifting new music - his first in 10 years - to an unsuspecting world. And while that present may have lost some of it’s new-toy shine, the celebrations are only just beginning for Bowie’s 24th studio album, The Next Day, which is streaming on iTunes, ahead of the Fri 08 Mar release date. Following turn-of-the-last-century releases Heathen and Reality, Bowie suddenly disappeared, cutting short a tour, ignoring music (and the music industry), and making only occasional appearances. There were also rumors of failing health so serious that that The Flaming Lips penned ‘Is David Bowie Dying?’ He wasn’t out for the count though, and now Wayne Coyne, along with the rest of us, have the answer loud and clear: “Here I am, not quite dying,” Bowie proclaims defiantly on the muscular title track, while his band punch and howl. And really, the secret recording sessions that have taken place over the past few years and the seemingly out of the blue album-bombshell is very in keeping with Bowie’s sense of playful mystique. Hell, he may have even just reinvented himself once again. Somewhat surprisingly this return from a decade’s absence feels very present - although full of sneaky backward glances. There’s no doubt that working with long-time producer Tony Visconti will have helped strengthen Bowie’s links with his earlier work. There are mentions of old Berlin hangouts in ‘Where Are We Now?’ the debt ‘You Feel So Lonely You Could Die’ certainly owes to ‘Five Years’ and name-checks for the likes of Joan Baez and Brigitte Bardot. This play on past versus present is revisited via the typically artful cover, which takes the iconic Heroes sleeve of 1977 and partly obscures the image with a brand new font called Doctrine (which was designed especially for this purpose). And on the back, a similarly stark track listing, making the new album a historical timeline, of sorts.
Despite the references to his past, Bowie’s songs are very much about today - as you’d expect from someone so known for their avant-garde, and sometimes highly controversial, choices in regards to societal and cultural mores. He offers brutal commentary on recent notable events, such as the highschool massacre of ‘Valentine’s Day’, made all the more unsettling by having one of the album’s most engaging pop arrangements. Similarly the album’s second single ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’, where Bowie reflects on the celebrity-obsessed world we live in, noting, “The stars are never sleeping, Dead ones and the living.” There are plenty of intellectually stimulating and emotionally charged lyrics, yet all contained within arrangements that are sleek, yet robustly modern. Mostly recorded with Bowie stalwarts such as guitarist Gerry Leonard, bassist Gail Anne Dorsey and drummer Zachary Alford, there are also valuable contributions from guitarist’s Earl Slick and David Torn. The whole album has a vast musical scope, which can be heard in the contrasting styles of ‘If You Can See Me’, an invigorating oddity which kicks off with Gail Ann Dorsey’s soaring vocal, and the introspective vulnerability of closing number ‘Heat’, with its sonorous bass and Bowie’s Scott Walkeresque baritone delivery. And although Bowie sings most of the album in his staccato rock voice, when he does unleash the theatrics for two big ballads it’s worth the wait; the goth doo-wop of ‘You Feel So Lonely You Could Die’ and the majestic New Romantic love song ‘Where Are We Now? The Next Day speaks to fans of a mixed-up, celebrity-crazed, war-torn world, in familiar yet inventive tones. This may just be the winning frisson that Bowie and Visconti have managed to create... and if not, there’s plenty to ponder as Bowie signs-off with, “I am a seer, but I am a liar.” WRITTEN BY REN KIRK
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Andy Farley is seen as the King of the UK hard house scene. A true veteran having been at the pioneering stages of the late 90’s at clubs such as Trade, Godskitchen, Slinky and Creamfields, bringing his chunkier edge sound through releases for the most respected labels including Nukleuz, Tidy Trax, Vicious Circle and his own imprint Blue Cubed. ESSENTIAL LISTENING: ‘THE KILLER’ (SINGLE - 2000) ‘KHEMIKAL IMBALANCE’ (SINGLE - 2001) ‘ACCELERATE’ (SINGLE - 2003) SEE HIM LIVE: ANDY FARLEY SAT 23 MAR WINNIE BAGOES, CHRISTCHURCH
The Stanton Warriors are to breakbeat as Colonel Sanders is to heart disease. The Warriors are responsible for making blockbuster sized breaks anthems, moulding themselves into juggernauts of the late 90’s and into the 00’s. Remixes for Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, Booka Shade and even Frankie Valli and the The Four Seasons have cemented themselves as mainstays of big room tunes! ESSENTIAL LISTENING: AZZIDO DA BASS – ‘DOOMS NIGHT REVISITED (STANTON WARRIORS REMIX)’ (SINGLE - 2000) ‘POP YA CORK’ (SINGLE - 2005) THE WARRIORS (2011) SEE THEM LIVE: STANTON WARRIORS FRI 29 MAR BASS FEST 2K13, AUCKLAND SAT 30 MAR SANDWICHES EASTER, WELLINGTON
Netsky is the Belgian wonder kid who has helped transform drum ‘n’ bass into a stadium sound in the past 3 years. Signed to Hospital Records in his short career (thus far) he has remixed Miike Snow, Swedish House Mafia, Jessie J and Madeon. ‘Netsky Live’ is a full band which he is now touring the world with. ESSENTIAL LISTENING: SHAPESHIFTER – ‘ THE TOUCH (NETSKY REMIX)’ – (SINGLE – 2010) RUSKO – ‘EVERYDAY (NETSKY REMIX)’ – (SINGLE – 2011) ‘WE CAN ONLY LIVE TODAY (PUPPY)’ (SINGLE - 2012) SEE THEM LIVE: NETSKY THU 14 MAR UNION HALL, DUNEDIN FRI 15 MAR HUNTER LOUNGE, WELLINGTON SAT 16 MAR CLAUDELANDS ARENA, HAMILTON
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From the funkafied west coast of Canada, Stickybuds is one cool customer. His blend of glitch hop, dancehall, breaks, hip-hop and ghetto funk have taken him from Glastonbury (UK) to Burning Man (USA). Stickybuds has been nominated for best track at the 2013 Breakspoll awards! ESSENTIAL LISTENING: YOUNG MC – ‘BUST A MOVE (STICKYBUDS BOOTLEG)’ – (SINGLE – 2011) ‘GUARANTEED’ (SINGLE - 2012) ‘CLEAN AIR’ (SINGLE - 2012) SEE HIM LIVE: STICKYBUDS FRI 08 MAR DEBAJO, QUEENSTOWN SAT 09 MAR 1885 BRITOMART, AUCKLAND
The Grandmaster is one of the pioneers of hip hop DJing, cutting and mixing. As an electrician in the Bronx, New York he invented the concept of the crossfader (allowing him to switch from one source to another without a break in the music). He (and his group “The Furious Five”) are the first hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame. Grandmaster Flash is THE party DJ, mixing between hip hop classics, house anthems, dubstep and hyping the crowd on the mic.
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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: THE ADVENTURES OF GRANDMASTER FLASH ON THE WHEELS OF STEEL (1981) ‘THE MESSAGE’ (SINGLE - 1982) ‘WHITE LINES’ (SINGLE - 1983)
ESSENTIAL LISTENING: ‘THE FOUNTAIN’ (SINGLE - 1996) THE SIX MILLION NAMES OF GOD (2003) ‘ABOVE WORDS’ (SINGLE - 2009)
SEE HIM LIVE: GRANDMASTER FLASH THU 28 MAR OUR HOUSE NITE:LIFE, AUCKLAND
SEE THEM LIVE: BLU MAR TEN FRI 08 MAR BACCO ROOM, AUCKLAND
When LTJ Bukem seeks you out and signs you in the 90’s you know you’re a big deal. From there every major drum ‘n’ bass label came calling and four artist albums later Blu Mar Ten are still creating a future blueprint of the sound. In 2009 the three lads from London set up Blu Mar Ten Records as an outlet for their own music plus fresh young talent emerging from the leftfield of drum ‘n’ bass.
The loveable three piece, originally from Nelson that merge electronica with a raw vocal arrangement matures further with their latest album Last Night You Saw This Band. Ruth Carr, Paul Dodge and Ryan Beehre have been blessing us for well over a decade with broken beats, soulful melodies and some of the biggest summer festival sets. ESSENTIAL LISTENING: ‘I HATE GUNS’ (SINGLE - 2004) ‘FUJI’ (SINGLE - 2006) ‘AOTEAROA’ (SINGLE - 2009)
SEE THEM LIVE: MINUIT FRI 15 MAR JUICE BAR, AUCKLAND SAT 16 MAR BREWERS BAR, MT MAUNGANUI SAT 30 MAR CATLINS RIVER FESTIVAL, OWAKA
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UK SINGER ED SHEERAN IS STILL COMING TO GRIPS WITH HIS OVERWHELMING SENSE OF FAME.
SEE HIM LIVE: ED SHEERAN FRI 08 MAR TSB ARENA, CHRISTCHURCH SAT 09 MAR VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND
An afternoon interview with Ed Sheeran is just like his live shows – there are no bells, whistles or laser lights. The 22-year-old speaks softly, surprisingly serious as he considers each question or comment of praise with a sense of bewilderment. Either he has heard it all before or he is one of the world’s most humble artists – taken back by his own success, despite his record-breaking achievements. After a lifetime of hard work, it all changed in an instant for Ed. In 2010, he bought a ticket to Los Angeles with no other contacts or gigs lined up, except one open mic poetry night. Before his US breakthrough, he’d had moderate success, releasing a couple of albums and playing gigs in London. He played shows furiously all over the city before his was spotted by singer Jamie Foxx at The Foxxhold. Jamie loved Ed’s work so much he let him use his recording studio, feature on his radio show and even had use of Jamie’s mansion during his stay in Hollywood. Still a teenager, not many artists can boast this kind of “as luck would have it” claim to fame. In typical Ed fashion, he downplays the event, saying, “I was probably quite gushing about it at the time.” “Yeah I guess I am a bit of a risk taker, but really I just can’t sit still in one place for a long period of time. I was playing mostly comedy and open mic nights over there, so not only was I the only English-born guy in the club, I was also the only performer with a guitar. It was an interesting experience.” It would still be another year before Ed Sheeran would become a household name with – believe it or not – a song about a drug-addled prostitute. Having worked in a homeless shelter at just 18 years old, the West Yorkshire singer was touched by his experience and put pen to paper. “I was kind of quite naïve,” he said of the song. “I was a bit taken aback by some of the stories that I heard. I got home that night and I just wrote a lot of the lyrics. I wanted to write it so it sounded kind of upbeat, so you wouldn’t really know what it’s about, because it’s quite a dark subject.” “I think I was definitely surprised at the start that it was so popular.” Popular is an understatement. The debut single entered the UK charts at number three, selling more than 58,000 copies in its first week. It became a top 10 hit in eight countries and has now been certified a three-times
platinum single. Singles ‘Lego House’ and ‘Drunk’ followed suit and his debut album + entered the UK albums chats at number one, later become certified quadruple platinum. All before his 21 birthday. There is obviously something that has stuck a chord with audience and viewers alike – including those in high places. Ed was asked to perform ‘The A Team’ at the Diamond Jubilee before the royal family, and once again for them – and billions of audiences members – at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, singing a rendition of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’. Like a lad, it was just Ed, his guitar and a red hoodie. No fancy stuff, no lights or pyrotechnics. “There were nerves, but also the sense that I’m never going to get the chance to do this again so I may as well enjoy it,” he says of the performance. “I guess I was nervous. I just wanted to make sure I did a good job of someone else’s song.” “I should have gone out afterwards [to celebrate]. I got in a cab to go to the after-party and I thought, nah and just went home to sleep. I was too tired.” For a red head, there seemed to be nothing to rouse Ed to speak passionately about his work – not even an upcoming tour with the gorgeous (and single) Taylor Swift. All he can muster is, he’s “looking forward to it”. And while Ed’s not forthcoming about their rumoured relationship either, he will say he hopes to do some more recording on the road with Taylor – a duet perhaps? “[There’s] no real plan [for a new album]. I just write what comes to mind and what’s around me at the time. I don’t have a process. I just want to focus on writing good songs and I have a couple lined up already. I like the music I make, so it’s going to be similar to the first album.” On the lead up to his upcoming New Zealand show, one that is highly anticipated by his fans, he will speak fondly about how he’s looking forward to being back in Middle Earth. “This is quite geeky but I think I would rather take some time and see the Lord of The Rings set and location. I’m not much of a bungy jumper, I’m afraid of heights,” he says. “This time I would love to come back and spend a bit more time seeing the country, I think I get one day”. WRITTEN BY LAURA WEASER
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The debut album from a star studded band (Thom Yorke, Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco.) Amok is available on CD, Deluxe CD, LP, and Deluxe LP and includes the track ‘Default’.
The new album from The Bads has come together beautifully with lyrical and musical references to the twists and turns they have experienced throughout their musical career.
Sounding like Mark Lanegan, Band Of Horses and The Afghan Whigs, Tablefox are a band that sits on the edges of indie rock and pop. The 5 tracks on Passenger are a great representation of this.
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