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Bobby Womack is set to play one Auckland show in May with his 15-piece band. His latest album, due out soon, is tellingly titled The Best Is Yet To Come. Womack will bring 50 years of rhythm & blues to the stage, but what he will perform in New Zealand is anyone’s guess. One thing is for sure; it will be dripping with soul. Be sure to catch this legend while you can, it may be your last chance. SEE HIM LIVE: BOBBY WOMACK SAT 18 MAY CIVIC THEATRE, AUCKLAND

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ROMANCE LOST

After 12 years together, My Chemical Romance has called it quits. The announcement was made through their website last Friday. “Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.”

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Real Groovy – New Zealand ’s foremost record store for over thirty years – again celebrates Record Store Day with in-store performances, exclusive local and international vinyl releases, guest DJs and other activities. Unique local releases include Waves, Beastwars and Shihad. A strong line up of local DJs include Labour’s Jacinda Ardern, Northern Soul DJ extraordinaire Nettie Page, Angela from Under The Radar, Pennie Black from bFM, Tova O’Brien from TV3, Liam Dann from the NZ Herald, Helene Ravlich from Ms Helene.com, Laura Barton from Madman and local identity and record expert Simon Grigg. Record Store Day is in its fifth year and again thousands of record stores worldwide will be celebrating their unique culture.

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Will Arnett has made a few hints about the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development. Arnett, who plays Gob Bluth, said that the family had “kind of fallen apart” and that “Left to their own devices, all of these characters will evolve into the worst versions of themselves,” reports Us Weekly. The actor was speaking to the magazine at a recent event at SXSW in Austin, Texas and also gave insight into his own character’s development. “[Gob’s] got a new group of friends. He’s running with a pretty fast crowd. His fallback is always his illusions. Magic is who he is,” he said.

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Daft Punk have finally announced the title of their new album and its release date. The album Random Access Memories is expected to be releases Fri 17 May. This will be the French dance duo’s fourth album out via their Daft Life imprint on Columbia. The follow-up to 2005’s Human After All will contain 13 new tracks, however, the track listing and song titles have yet to be confirmed. NEW ALBUM: OUT FRI 17 MAY

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Queens of the Stone Age have revealed that their new album will be called ...Like Clockwork. Reports are that the long-awaited record will be released in June and that a new drummer will also be revealed shortly. Dave Grohl contributed drums to ...Like Clockwork, but is not thought to be touring with the band. Guest on the album includes Elton John Trent Reznor, Mark Lanegan, Nick Oliveri and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters.

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Semi-Permanent, the international festival for creative, is set to return to Auckland in May for its annual two-day event. The 2013 line-up includes Mike Bashore, head of creative at Digital Kitchen, US production designer Annie Sperling (photographer David LaChapelle’s art director), Curious Films Founder Darryl Ward, surf magazine Stab’s creator, Sam McIntosh, Rodney Eggleston of March Studios, and Berlin animator and engineer, Niklas Roy. Ex pat illustrator Kelly Thompson, and Michael Lugmayr, founder of TOKO will also present.
Simon Velvin, SemiPermanent director says this is the first speaker announcement with more big names still to be confirmed. CHECK OUT SEMIPERMANENT.COM FOR THE AUCKLAND PROGRAMME. SEMI-PERMANENT
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Your house is on fire, what do save? We live in a commune. Material objects do not concern us. Favourite ‘90s TV show? In the ‘90s, we were too busy figuring out how the internet worked to watch TV.

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Dream job as a kid? Kids shouldn’t have jobs. Little fingers should be used for picking not packing. If you weren’t a musician, what would you be? We’d be a human pyramid or a flash mob. Ultimate festival line-up? Fela Kuti, Manu Chao, The Free Design, Miles Davis, Radiohead, Tim Maia, Beck, A Tribe Called Quest, Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Public Enemy, Shin Joong Hyun, Os Mutantes, The Meters, The Clash and Snarky Puppy. Who would play you in a film? We’d be the entire cast of Robert Altman’s ensemble musical drama, Nashville (1975). How do you discover new music? When you live in a commune, keeping up with current trends in popular culture is not a priority. Worst job you’ve had? Once we played a show where the green room was a toilet and we had no amps. There was a hens’ party that invaded the stage. Our rider was Brahma. Shall I go on...? Which song do you wish you wrote? Wishing never really achieves anything. To be a successful world music band you don’t wish, you do. Biggest fear? Trees are dying. First gig in attendance? Our first show was at the Galatos Lounge Bar way back when people used to go to the Galatos Lounge Bar. There are only two current members from that gig left.

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Any vices? There’s a bottle of single malt whisky on our rider. Favourite lyric? “I believe the children are the future, teach them to spell and let them lead the way.” SEE HIM LIVE: BATCUCADA SOUND SYSTEM WHANGAREI FRITTER FESTIVAL SAT 30 MAR NORTHLAND EVENTS CENTRE, WHANGAREI

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FRI 29 MAR

WED 27 MAR TAMI, DELANEY, MARLON

WAIHEKE ISLAND INT. JAZZ FESTIVAL

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MULTIPLE VENUES, WAIHEKE 12PM-2AM, $25-39, ITICKET.CO.NZ FRI 29 MAR - SUN 31 MAR

9PM, $15, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams (joined by multi-instrumentalist Dave Khan) make up this diverse line- up of some of the nation’s most prestigious, award-winning alt-country artists in a collaborative performance bound to turn the traditional country genre on its head.

The iconic Easter Waiheke Island International Jazz Festival serves up an all star line-up of talent across four all-weather venues. Over 100 musicians will perform over the three days with gusto like you have never seen. The festival starts on Good Friday with the grooving tunes and won’t let you go until Sunday.

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THE POWERSTATION

8PM, $90, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

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No long do you need to say ‘Thnks Frth Mmr’s – Fall Out Boy is putting their hiatus aside and heading our way for one night only. They’re clearly still firm favourites with two sold-out Australian shows. The multi-platinum Grammy-nominated band is back with a new sound.

It’s a regular Wednesday night at Sale St – and you know what that means, it’s time to get funky. No bass is too much, no groove too freaky. Join Manuel Bundy and Submariner as their friends come around for the party – and you’re all invited. Line-up features the usual suspects Isaac Aesili, Selecta Sam and Jason Eli.

THU 28 MAR

CATLINS RIVER FESTIVAL 2013 RIVERRIDGE RETREAT, OWAKA

RISE AND SHINE FESTIVAL

10AM, $0-95, COSMICTICKETING.CO.NZ FRI 29 MAR - SUN 31 MAR

CLAUDELANDS ARENA Easter weekend 2013 welcomes the return of the unique biennial southern showcase – the Catlins River Festival. The idyllic, secluded spot hosts over 50 live, local and diverse music acts in a family friendly atmosphere. There are plenty of places to relax with your friends (or party hard) in the beautiful surroundings.

9AM-6PM, $0-50, TICKETEK. CO.NZ

It’s time to celebrate being young by supporting our generation with a fun and also inspirational concert. It’s a big line-up of all star performers, including House of Shem, Ria Hall and guest appearances from the Chiefs and the Vodafone Warriors. Hosted by league player Wairangi Koopu and James Rolleston (also known as the face of Vodafone and Boy).

SAT 30 MAR THE HURRICANE PARTY

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TAURANGA 10PM, $35-39, TICKETDIRECT.CO.NZ

9PM-6AM, $60-90, ITICKET.CO.NZ

Our: House is known for bringing the big guns when it comes to an all-night dance party. This Easter special is about throwing your hands up in the air, like you just don’t care, and getting down to everything that’s hot in the electronic scene. It’s a smorgasbord of great dance music all in one great venue.

As part of the National Jazz Festival, the whirlwind funk-fest – namely the iconic The Hurricane Party – is back! It sees the return of Spiral presenting their energetic take on funk and contemporary jazz. Joined by funk upstarts Hipstamatics, this exceptional line up of two great bands will have you dancing to the early hours.

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Hosted at Wellington’s venue where anything goes, Gold Medal Famous is the avant-garde pop group straight out of the capital. The band is comprised of Tamsin, Vorn and Chris. Their latest offering 100% Pure continues the band’s commitment to a wide variety of styles, from the electro-pop to the sludge-metal.

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12PM-6.30PM, $65-80, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

Clinging to the last remaining rays for sunshine, New Zealand musicians flock to the gorgeous Coromandel. National treasure and ‘Loyal’ companion Dave Dobbyn makes a characteristic appearance. He’s joined by first-class composer Greg Johnson and Christchurch five-piece Dukes.


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SUN 31 MAR

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SUNDAY SESSIONS

SHADOW LIGHT

THE EMPIRE

1PM-6PM

Like your music with a bit of sizzle? This is the place for you. Newly refurbished, The Empire has live entertainment every Saturday and Sunday to give you your weekend dose of relaxation (and dancing). Why not make a night of it – they’ve also got a ridiculous deal on a 250g steak for only $5.

ACOUSTIC SUNDAY SESSIONS LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR

3PM

Slip into a Sunday coma of sleep and sedation with the acoustic sounds at La Zeppa. No doubt they will have hot food on the menu to cure the sleep deprivation from the night before – and fix the stomach lining. It’s a regular fixture at the Auckland bar and one that’s super popular so get in early for the best seats.

WED 03 APR BLU AND EXILE GALATOS LIVE

7PM, $35, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

Dopamine is proud to announce the first New Zealand appearance of Blu & Exile. The Los Angeles-based group is joined by producer and Detroit’s hip-hop ambassador to the world HouseShoes. To top it all off, the set is rounded out by the beat-tastic @peace. It’s time to put down what you’re doing and get down – in the dancing sense.

KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS

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NORTH HAGLEY PARK EVENTS VILLAGE

$40, DASHTICKETS.CO.NZ

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Siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are difficult to define. Firstly, there are two girls and a boy. That was easy. But when it comes to their style, it’s an amalgamation of R&B, swing, jump blues, country and western, hawaiian and rock ‘n’ roll. It’s quite a mouthful, but their genremashing has gained them an adoring following.

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Shadow Light is the third full-length album from Auckland septet Tahuna Breaks, and it’s been a lengthy fouryear wait for fans since the band’s last release – 2009’s Black, Brown & White. Claiming diverse influences from James Brown to Groove Armada, Tahuna Breaks have carved themselves a well-deserved place in the hearts of Kiwis young and old. The band has changed direction with Shadow Light, moving away from their reggae roots and towards a sound that is bigger, darker and heavier. This evolution is at least partially attributable to UK dance producers Crazy P, who became involved with the band after remixing their 2009 single ‘We Funk The Party’. Crazy P’s musical directorship even extended to refereeing on occasions when the band understandably struggled to align the diverse interests of its seven members. Mostly self-recorded, the album has been a long two years in the making, and delivers a new take on the Tahuna Breaks sound. Spanning funk, disco, soul, roots, and electronica, it combines elements from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and today into finger-snapping and eminently danceable funk. Marty Greentree’s vocals are rustic and soulful, delivering lyrics that are wistful and uplifting in equal measure; reliving past regrets and expounding general philosophical musings about love and life.

“rock ‘n’ roll and disco soul” on ‘Smooth’, the album claps its hands through a regrettably short eight tracks and two remixes. Standout tracks include the high-energy and housey transformation that Magik Johnson has crafted with ‘Moves’, and the trumpty and modern disco funk of opening track ‘Lady’. The moodily inspiring ‘Stars’ is a favourite, with its tinkly percussion and emotive guitars, as is the danceinspired first single ‘Fearless’. Shadow Light gets better the more times you listen and is a credible third effort from the Tahuna Breaks boys. My only real criticism is that it feels like they ran out of steam and released the album a few tracks short – perhaps this is one of the reasons fans have had to wait so long for its release. Nevertheless, the album is funky and disco-heavy, making it the perfect injection of funk for your gatherings. Just make sure they’re not too long. The album is in stores from Friday, March 22 and will be supported by a nationwide tour in April. WRITTEN BY PENNY HARRIS

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SAT 06 APR

THU 04 APR MICHAEL KIWANUKA

GOD BOWS TO MATH

HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL

CHICKS HOTEL

7.30PM, $72, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

9PM, DOOR SALES ONLY

Celebrating their fifth anniversary this year, the Auckland band is making a return to the live circuit. This is the first time in a year that they’ll be taking their mixture of “pleasant melody and smashing dissonance, complex structures and punky mess” on the road. Be sure not to miss this guitar-smashing live show.

Michael Kiwanuka, one of the most thrilling new voices in contemporary soul music, is making his Kiwi debut at long last. His hugely successful debut album Home Again has seen his voice compared to the sound of the legendary Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. The Brit is gaining critical acclaim and it’s time for New Zealand to find out why.

FRI 05 APR

WILCO THE CIVIC

BONNIE RAITT

7PM, $80, THE-EDGE.CO.NZ

CBS CANTERBURY ARENA

Alt-country rockers Wilco made their mark on modern music with their landmark album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot has been recognised as one of the most significant albums of the century thus far, despite its fraught gestation. They’ve got a sound to match their personality and it’s something to be experienced live.

8PM, $79-129, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

My Bonnie lies over the ocean – and now she’s coming to our shores. She has become a touchstone for young artists, with Adele releasing a cover of ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ in 2011 and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon called her “one of our greatest” artists during his medley of the same song and and ‘Nick of Time’.

FRANK TURNER THE KINGS ARMS

SIX60 8PM, $37.50, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

ST JAMES THEATRE

On Fri 13 Apr 2012, English folk/punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner took to the stage at Wembley Arena for the largest headline show of his life. Almost exactly one year later, he returns to New Zealand to perform two concerts in Auckland and Wellington. We feel honoured to have him in our country.

8PM, $50, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

In case you haven’t heard, the talented ‘Rise Up’ hitmakers have been snapped up by a European label and the boys are bidding adieu to their homeland. So, as a tribute to their fans – and to keep us happy in their absence! – they are putting on one last tour before they’ll be back for the summer (no doubt).

SUN 07 APR

VILLAINY

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS

THE KINGS ARMS

BRUCE MASON CENTRE

8PM, $25, NZTIX.CO.NZ

7PM, $70, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

Villainy launch into 2013 with an eight-date nationwide tour joined on all shows by special guests Rival State. Villany’s album Mode. Set. Clear launched with a bang last year, debuting at number one on the New Zealand Top 40 and spawned three massive radio hits. It’s been a good year and 2013 is set to be even bigger.

British icons Gerry & The Pacemakers announce their Farewell World Tour, joined by fellow UK supergroup The Searchers, who are currently on their 50th Anniversary World Tour. Gerry & The Pacemakers were a major part of what history calls “The ‘60s British Invasion” along with a little band called The Beatles.

DOWN THE HATCH

SUMMIT SUNDAY SESSION II

SALE ST

HOMEBASE SPORTS BAR

6PM

Down the Hatch – a very apt way to say, let’s drink, celebrate the weekend and kiss goodbye to the week that was. These guys are all about getting the two days off started the right way so every Friday night at Sale St you’ll find The Beat Council, Dave Hull, Page 3 and Dee Why.

2PM

Showcasing Hamilton’s musical talent in a kickedback setting, come for free live music, finger food and awesome drink specials. Feel free to go for a jam– speaker /PA system is provided, as well as a sound desk and ability to play backing tracks. Just bring your instruments, or your vocal chords.


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MON 08 APR PAUL SIMON VECTOR ARENA

6PM, $99-159, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

Just like Robert is without Led Zep, so is Paul Simon with Art Garfunkel – but it’s as close as we are going to get for now. In the wake of the 25th anniversary of his musical landmark, Graceland, Paul is bringing fans a performance spanning all eras of his illustrious career, from beginning to end with everything in between.

BIG BAND NIGHT MEOW

8.30PM

Every Monday, Meow presents a different 18-piece big band playing old and contemporary styles of band music. The first Monday of every month is Big Trouble, led by the international acclaimed award winning composer and musician John Rae and features an extended version of his group The Troubles. Make this your new weekly pick-me-up.

TUE 09 APR SOJA THE POWERSTATION

8PM, $42.50, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

US reggae octet Soja are teaming up with Kiwi groups Three Houses Down and Swiss for a legendary live show. Soja’s style will be familiar to and appreciated by New Zealand’s vast homegrown reggae audience, with a style reminiscent of Aotearoa roots greats such as Katchafire and Fat Freddy’s Drop.

ROBERT PLANT

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TSB BANK ARENA

7PM, $153, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

As one part of Led Zeppelin, I don’t care what he says – it’s as close as we can get to having them live on a New Zealand stage. The lead singer and frontman presents songs from his early days in the band to his more recent adventures in the heart land of the US.

TATTLETALE SAINTS THE BUNKER

8PM, $20, DEVONPORTFOLKMUSIC.CO.NZ

Tattletale Saints have just returned from Nashville, Tennessee where they recorded their debut album entitled How Red Is the Blood. Now based in here they present their songs in a raw form, with just acoustic guitar, double bass and voices described as “love letters between Amy Mann and a slip-sliding Paul Simon”.


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THU 28 MAR GAME MASTERS AND THE BOOMSHACK BAND

DAVID WARD MUSICIAN

TE PAPA

What happens when you mix Coca Cola with Pepsi? Cepsi? Poca Pola? Diabetes?

7PM-9.30PM, $10-17, TEPAPA.GOVT.NZ

The best TV show around at the moment is… We don’t have a TV, but I often stream John Stewart’s The Daily Show – A brilliant skewering of the forces of stupidity.

In association with the Game Masters expo, the 1950s throwback The Boomshack Band are high energy, full funk, no-holds-barred rock ‘n’ roll the way it was done way back when. An ever-changing line up of prominent Wellington musicians keeps their sound fresh.

The best place for a date night is… Flying Burrito Bros. Had a date night there with a new girlfriend who is now my wife, so it worked for me!

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You’d get arrested if the police knew that you… Are living in a polygamous relationship with multiple banjos.

TUE 26 MAR - THU 28 MAR

We all have to do it, we all love doing it – some more than others – and we can spend too much money on it. Yeap, food. While the consumption of food is a universally shared experience, in contemporary societies it has come to mean much more than sustenance.

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Captain Beefheart, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus and Elvin Jones. What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? The next Star Trek film – they got it right for the first one and Benedict Cumberbatch should be a great evil nemesis.

RAW COMEDY QUEST SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE

8PM, $10-15, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

The capital’s premier stand-up comedy competition. Previous Wellingtonians to have gone on to become National winners include Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jerome Chandrahasen, Sarah Harpur and Cameron Murray. You’ve got six minutes to impress – they could make or break your future career. No pressure or anything.

Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? Playing with my Jazz group Ruckus at Golden Dawn Tavern Of Power.

SEE PERFORM LIVE: DAVID WARD IN GURU OF CHAI THU 11 APR - WED 24 APR DOWNSTAGE THEATRE, WELLINGTON

NORTHLAND EVENTS CENTRE, WHANGAREI

11AM-7PM, $10-85, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

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Be at the inaugural Fritter Festival and enjoy a familyfriendly day out with gourmet fritters from the best Northland restaurants. There’s also a wide range of local wines and outstanding entertainment from The Black Seeds, Sola Rosa and Batucada Sound Machine, plus loads more great talent. This is no fry up – it’s all class and culture.

10AM-5PM TUE 26 MAR – SUN 31 MAR

NGA TOI | ARTS TE PAPA TE PAPA

10AM

Te Papa is launching its new art experience. This will feature a new, changing programme of art from the national collection, plus artist talks, curator tours, family art activities, performances, and more. In the Arts Lounge and Arts Studio, you can find out about ideas and explore a range of interactive art activities.

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Expand your mind beyond pretty necklaces and diamond rings – this is an installation display of jewellery pieces from 20 of the gallery’s best and brightest artists. Individual displays of beautifully made, intricate work will delight and amaze.

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Kittens or puppies? I have long been a cat lover but am recently leaning dogwards.

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SUN 31 MAR

MON 01 APR EASTER SUNDAY

GIANT EASTER EGG HUNT

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

MAZING MAZE ‘N MAIZE 10AM-4PM, $10-40, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ FRI 29 MAR - MON 01 APR

The giant Eggs-Travaganza Easter egg hunt is back in one giant cornfield. Over the four-days, the Easter bunny is running around hiding around 30,000 eggs in the maize. The mission is to find the bunny, find the eggs, and then find your way out of the 8km of paths in the maze. Good luck!

It’s not just the day of Jesus’ resurrection – it also marks what would be the end of a normal weekend, except Easter Monday is also a public holiday, so rejoice! On the down side, it means your favourite pub will close at midnight on Saturday, so no big booze up for you. Swap the vodka for Easter eggs.

BIKRAM HOT YOGA WORKSHOP

KINGDON OF ZION EASTER WKEND

BIKRAM YOGA NORTH SHORE

KINGDON OF ZION, WHANGAREI 9AM-5PM, $60-80, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

10AM-4PM, $100, bikramyoganz.co.nz

FRI 29 MAR - MON 01 APR

Yoga Workshop with International Yoga Champ and all around flexi-guy Juan Manuel Martin-Busutil held at Bikram Yoga North Shore in Albany. This workshop gives context, presents demos, and provides an opportunity to test your understanding of Bikram Yoga. Class is included in the workshop price.

THU 04 APR

It’s almost a year since the re-opening of Zion Wildlife Gardens and to mark the occasion, they’re offering a special Easter weekend offer. You’ll some of the world’s rarest big cats, including tawny and white lions, white and orange Bengal tigers, cheetahs and a black leopard.

SAT 06 APR BALLOONS OVER WAIKATO

AETHERCON, THE STEAMPUNK CONVENTION

INNES COMMON

ELLERSLIE EVENT CENTRE WED 03 - SUN 07 APR

Experience the amazing site of hot air balloons ascending through the Waikato sunrise at 7.30am every morning and don’t miss Hamilton’s biggest night out at the ASB Nightglow at Waikato University, where the balloons glow to orchestrated music finishing with the best fireworks display in town.

10AM-6PM, $10, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

A fan of the Steampunk movement? This is an event not to be missed! There’s everything from couture to hats, gadgets and curiosities. Enter the Steampunk fashion contest and parade, or visit one of the many wonderful stall holders, including Cog and Compass, Krakens Lair, or experience performances from acrobat Vanya Essin and musicians Alpine Fault.

KIDS IN PRINT ARTSIGHT ART SCHOOL

THE LAUGHING SAMOANS CIVIC THEATRE, ROTORUA

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at arts and crafts? Well, now you can – you just need to find a child to accompany you and it is totes legit. Have fun learning a variety of printmaking processes and how to use a printing press. This course will cover monoprint, collagraph and stenciling techniques.

8PM, $17-27, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

Performers Tofiga Fepuleai and Eteuati Ete have been touring their live shows paying to packed houses throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and the US for the last nine years. Fobulous will see the return of your favourite Laughing Samoans characters such as Aunty Tala and Uncle Sam, as well as introduce a few new ones.

FRI 05 APR KRISHNANS DAIRY

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COMEDY

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SEASON: FRI 05 APR - TUE 09 APR

Indian Ink Theatre Company is one of the true success stories of NZ independent theatre. They’ve toured the country and taken their heartwarming storytelling and beautiful performance craft to Edinburgh, Singapore and New York City. This season of Krishnan’s Dairy is revisiting the first story the company ever told.

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GIG GUIDE

SHIT WORTH DOING

AUCKLAND gig guide Wed 27 Mar Art & Music 6pm, Racket Bar

Carnage @ Coherent 9pm, Coherent

Creative Jazz Club 8pm, 1885 Basement, $10

Conch Records at BCC 5pm, Britomart Country Club

DJ Damon Kenzo

Euphoria 9 ft. Vicky Devine (UK) 10pm, 4:20

Easter Hospo Party 11pm, The Bluestone Room

DJ Jason Kyle

DJ Benwah

DJ OldmanWinter

Downfall of Humanity, Bury the Ordinary, Daniel Hawkins

6pm, Northern Steamship Ding Dong Lounge

General Lee

Freddy Fudd Pucker NZ Tour

KfM Presents Massive

Frijsfo Beats Feat. DJ Oslek (UK)

7:30pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro Verona

The Wax Works: T-Rice & DJ Hudge

Ding Dong Lounge

5pm, Britomart Country Club

Groove Revue

Nikola Memedovic Duet

Whammy Bar

10pm, Ink, $10

Crucfest feat. JC & The Posse The Bethlehem Club

6pm, Sale St

6:30pm, CAC Bar & Eatery

Lo Key

Here Comes The Girls

Nyntee & Scratchy

9pm, Revelry

7pm, Longroom

Magic Roundabout

Josh Leys

Our:House presents Nite:Life

7:30pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

The Circling Sun plus DJ Nathan Haines 9pm, Ponsonby Social Club

Quiz Night & DJ Charlie 7pm, Twentyone

Thu 28 Mar

9pm, Ellerslie Event Centre, $34.90

Occupational Therapy feat Bobby Brazuka & Friends 9pm, Ponsonby Social Club

Old School DJs 6pm, Racket Bar

Acoustic Thursdays with Eli

Resonance Drum & Bass

Becks Wright & Co

The Thursday Night Double Feature

7:30pm, Neighbourhood

Main Casino Floor, Skycity

Carnage @ Coherent 9pm, Coherent

DJ Alex Richards 9pm, Libertine

DJ Dave and Friends 8pm, Red Hummingbird

DJ Laura Lush

6pm, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

DJ Paul Hannon 9pm, Twentyone

DJ Imagine This 8pm, Snapdragon

DJ Isaac Aesli

9pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar

DJ Jason Eli

6pm, Nuffield st.

Easter Thursday: Churchill, Fisken, Philippa, M Drake & more 10pm, Ink & Coherent, $10

Ginger Minx

6pm, Sale St

Fri 29 Mar Bass Fest 2K13 Feat Stanton Warriors (UK) - Optimus Gryme - Aural Trash 10pm, Studio

Bobbie, Cian & Chef D

8:30pm, Britomart Country Club

7pm, Everybodys

DJ Nigel Love & DJ James Ashwin

6pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar

DJ Selecta Sam 9pm, Snapdragon

GrapeVinyl 3rd Easter Anniversary 3pm, Ascension Wine Estate

Grand Old Hayride

8pm, Golden Dawn

Ginger Minx

9:30pm, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, $15

Menage-A-Trois

Hot Box Party (Easter Saturday)

6pm, Racket Bar

Save Our Stranglove - An Eva Strangelove Fundraiser Show - Auckland

10pm, 4:20

Jamie Vokes Duo

9pm, The Merchant Bar & Kitchen

8pm, 4:20, $15

Jordan Luck Band

Sat 30 MAR

Klassix From Paris & Latin Aotearoa

Bloodfvkk, Carnal, Dying of the Light, Filthy Lucifer, Forsaken Age, Malevolence, Nullifier, Orgiastic Rebirth, Winter Deluge Whammy Bar

Carnage

9pm, Coherent

Decortica & Attack Me If You Dare DJ Flex Webster & DJ Lyrakill

DJ Rose Alice

10pm, Ink, $10

Magik Sessions w/ Dick Johnson

Brett Polley Duo

9pm, Basalt

Frijsfo Beats Ft. DJ Oslek(Uk) + Tommy Flowers, Insomniac & Steezie Wonder

Verona

7pm, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, $10

Carlos Nebot

Rising Sun, $5

Gold Medal Famous and Golden Axe at Golden Dawn

Ding Dong Lounge

9pm, The Merchant Bar & Kitchen

Northern Steamship

8pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar

DJ Selecta Sam

6pm, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

DJs Rebecca Maxine vs Chewie Lewis 6pm, Commons

DJ Linley Latu

7:30pm, The Deck - Skycity

Main Casino Floor, Skycity

5:30pm, Britomart Country Club

Mark & Tala

9pm, Rickshaw Eddy’s

Mr Big Stuff Verona

Music Box

9pm, Patriot Devonport

A Ponsonby Institution w/ Arash 8pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Street Chant, Rackets, The Psychs, Trust Punks 8pm, The Kings Arms, $10

The Dose Ft.Selecta Sam & Uncle Barnie + Sam E, Philippa, Timmy Schumacher+Mc Kyla + Angela Fisken & The Professor 10pm, Ink & Coherent

The Black Club 10pm, Racket Bar

DJ Russell Hodgson 8pm, Twentyone

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SHIT WORTH DOING

auckland gig guide Sun 31 MAR

Creative Jazz Club

DJ Aroha

DaylightSavings Dose

Acoustic Sunday Session w Eli Guttenbiel

Conch Records at BCC

Rose Alice

DJ Normski & DJ Jason Kyle

DJ Klassix from Paris

DJ T-Rice

Groove Revue

DJ Jason Kyle & DJ Normski

3pm, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

Britomart Markets & Music

2pm, Britomart Country Club

Conch Sunday Grill 6pm, Ponsonby Social Club

Deryn Trainer Solo Main Casino Floor, Skycity

Sunday Sessions with In-Session

2pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar

3pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar 6pm, Sale St

Here Comes The Girls 9pm, Revelry

Josh Leys

7:30pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

The Circling Sun plus DJ Nathan Haines 9pm, Ponsonby Social Club

Thu 04 APR

The Easter Bunny Visits

Acoustic Thursdays with Eli

Everywhere

Trusted Friends 3pm, Revelry

Mon 01 MAR

7:30pm, Neighbourhood

Annie Bradley / Phil Dadson exhibition opening

5:30pm, Audio Foundation HQ

Hospo Night

DJ Alex Richards

6pm, Britomart Country Club

9pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar

Phil Madsen & Co

DJ Imagine This

Main Casino Floor, Skycity

8pm, Snapdragon

Thane Kirby

DJ Jason Eli

3pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Tue 02 APR Cloud 9

7pm, The Basement, $25

Happy Daves

6:30pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Mixed Messages

6pm, Britomart Country Club

Open Mic Night

8:30pm, The Windsor Castle

Quiz Night

6pm, Commons

DJ Solly

6pm, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

The Junction with Issac Aesili 9pm, Goldfinch

KfM presents Massive Verona

General Lee

7.30pm, General Lee

Nyntee & Scratchy Longroom

Occupational Therapy feat Bobby Brazuka & Friends

9:30pm, Neighbourhood 6pm, Commons 6pm, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

Northern Steamship

DJ Spooky & DJ Issac Aesli 5:30pm, Everybodys

DJ Normski & DJ RIA 7p, Goldfinch

DJ Nigel Love & DJ Momentus

8pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar

Double Dutch

5pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Down The Hatch featuring The Beat Council 6pm, Sale St

DJ Imagine This & DJ ExMixKid 9pm, Snapdragon

First Fridays ft. Cherie Mathieson, Nyntee & Cuffy 6pm, Longroom

Dean Campbell

8pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Green Fog, Hide & Tallow, Russian Meteorological Society 8pm, Wine Cellar, $5

Jean Reid

8pm, East Coast Folk Club

Magic Roundabout Verona

La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

9pm, Snapdragon

DJ Manual Bundy & DJ Tido 6pm, Neighbourhood

DJ Spooky

7pm, Everybodys

Empathy Ft. Stuart Wilkinson (Uk), Cyril Orson & Mark Emerson 10pm, Ink, $10

Jackal, Split Second, Erratic Static, Shepherds of Cassini 8pm, 4:20, $10

Kilamanraro Commons

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls 8pm, The Kings Arms, $37.50

Mr Big Stuff Verona

Pirate City Rollers All Scars Vs Dead End Derbys All Stars 6pm, YMCA Auckland, $15

A Ponsonby Institution with Arash 8pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Radio Ponsonby turns 3. 7pm, Revelry

Raga BageasriBalamohan Shingade 8pm, Audio Foundation HQ, $5

Riverflow

9:30pm, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, $10

Richie Rich & Nyntee

Northlane Singularity Tour

8pm, Longroom

Whammy Bar

7:30pm, Zeal, $20

Sex Pest, X-Ray Fiends, Down The Hatch

Art & Music

Old School DJs

Scarlett Lashes presents...Lion Eyes, Jack’s Cold Sweat, Royal Falcon, The Arms Bazaar

6pm, Racket Bar

6pm, Racket Bar

Battle Of The Bands Heat 1

The Thursday Night Double Feature 6pm, Sale St

Sun 07 Apr

Juice Bar

Villainy and Rival State Mode.Set. Clear tour

Battle Of The Bands Heat 1

The Wax Works: T-Rice & DJ Hudge

Sat 06 APR

Acoustic Sunday Session w Eli Guttenbiel

7pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Wed 03 APR

The Kings Arms

9pm, Ponsonby Social Club

5pm, Britomart Country Club

Blu & Exile with House Shoes and @Peace

Fri 05 APR

Carnage @ Coherent

Cherie Mathieson (live) w/ Nynte & Cuffy

7pm, Galatos, $35 9pm, Coherent

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Sunday Soul Session Ft: DJ Kilamanraro 3pm, Neighbourhood

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Longroom

9pm, The Lucha Lounge, $5

8pm, The Kings Arms

AAA Pass Event Northern Steamship

Booty Mash 7pm, Sale St

Sister Act & Nyntee Longroom

Wilco

8pm, Town Hall

3pm, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

Britomart Markets & Music

2pm, Britomart Country Club

Conch Sunday Grill 6pm, Ponsonby Social Club


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auckland gig guide Global Battle of the Bands NZ National Final

8pm, The Kings Arms, $15

Sundays at Sale St 2pm, Sale St

Sundays Session w/ Thane Kirby

3pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Sunday Soul Session Ft: DJ Chris Cox 3pm, Neighbourhood

Trusted Friends 3pm, Revelry

Mon 08 APR Paul Simon w/ Rufus Wainwright Vector Arena

wellington gig guide Tue 09 APR 7pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Happy Daves

6:30pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Mixed Messages

6pm, Britomart Country Club

Open Mic Night

8:30pm, The Windsor Castle

Soja with Three Houses Down & Swiss 8pm, The Powerstation, $42.50

9:30pm, Mighty Mighty, $10

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Chopped, Screwed & Funky 9pm, Bettys

Don Franks 6pm, Daddy O’s

Easter EGGS Early Show & Fried Chicken Sound System

Easter Comedy host by Steve Wrigley

San Francisco Bath House

San Francisco Bath House

Mashtown Country Massive

Good Friday Free Party

The Session

@Peace Girl Songs Release

Bodega

10pm, Matterhorn

12AM, Puppies

11:55pm, Bodega, $20

Thu 28 MAR DJs Micah, B-Lo, Gus & Kev Fresh Bettys

So So Modern, Minderbender & Wires

Battle Ska Galatica w a ska.b.q

The Beat Girls

San Francisco Bath House

Gerry & The Pacemakers w/ special guests The Searchers The Opera House

The Sunday Jazz Club Public Bar & Eatery Meow

Tue 02 APR Latin Club 8:30pm, Meow

Thu 04 APR Chris Armour & The Leading Brand w/ Special Guest Terry Ca Hotel Bristol

Don Franks

The Body Lyre & Luckless

The Dowse Art Museum

9:30pm, Mighty Mighty, $10

Game Masters & The Boomshack Band

Mashdown County & Later: DJ’s Jordan Highman, Nishy P & Rollout

Carb on Carb (AKL) w/ Sets

The Flash Fullas 6pm, Foxglove

Waiata & the Word & Raumati Straights. Sth Island Tour 8pm, St Peters Hall, $10

Fri 29 MAR Chocolate Box 10pm, Matterhorn

10pm, Hashigozake

Pet ‘Doughboy’ Johnson 8pm, Matterhorn

Samuel F. Scott and the Bunnies on Ponies 8pm, Puppies, $15

Sandwiches Easter Saturday Bbq feat: Stanton Warriors (Uk)

Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club

Boss Christ Monsterbilly LP release Tour Mighty Mighty, $10

Carlos Navae Latin Funk 10pm, Hashigozake

Himmerland

9:30pm, Mighty Mighty

Brownhill “First Love” Album Release

Myele Manzanza Trio

Andrew Wishart Trio

Killing Bear

Fri 05 APR

9:30pm, Mighty Mighty

Sat 06 APR

6pm, Daddy O’s

6pm, Daddy O’s

Gold Medal Famous

8pm, Wellington Town Hall

Don Franks

Late Lunge: Eca Prowse

San Francisco Bath House

Wilco w/ Mavis Staples

Ilott Theatre

Don Franks

Te Papa

Public Bar & Eatery

Albare iTD on tour w/ “Long Way”

Don Franks

Daddy O’s

8pm, Puppies, $15

Dennis Marsh & Eddie Low

Sat 30 MAR James Cabaret

St James Theatre

Wed 03 APR

6pm, Daddy O’s

THE jam

8pm, Meow

Sun 31 MAR

The Troubles

wellington gig guide Dave Fraser & The Slave Labourers

Six60

8:30pm, The Lido

Quiz Night

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Wed 27 MAR

Tessa Quayle Quartet

10pm, Mighty Mighty, $5

Don Franks 6pm, Daddy O’s

John the Baptist EP Release 9pm, Meow

Methdrinker, Open Tomb, Numbskull, Brutal Supremacy & more San Francisco Bath House

The Opera House

8pm, Meow

Hot Cafe - Gypsy Jazz 8:30pm, The Lido

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Bodega

Merfiinroe Rock Out! 8:30pm, Medusa, $10

Villainy and Rival State Mode.Set. Clear tour

8pm, San Francisco Bath House

Sun 07 APR Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls 8pm, Bodega, $37.50

The Boptet

7:30pm, The Lido

The Troubles 8pm, Meow

Tue 09 APR Floating Bridges 8pm, Meow

Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters TSB Bank Arena

Michael Kiwanuka Old St Pauls

3pm, Sandwiches, $20

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CHRISTCHURCH gig guide Wed 27 MAR

Easy Come Easy

Dr Sanchez

Eb & Sparrow With The Tiny Lies

8:30pm, The Monday Room

George (the Samoan) & Friends 8pm, Dux Live

Karaoke with DJ Chick 10pm, The Craic Irish Bar

Thu 28 MAR Delicious Thursday’s - Aleon 9pm, CBD Bar

DJ Vanderfield 8pm, Ciburb Bar

DJ Jason

8pm, The Craic Irish Bar

Drew Ison

6pm, Astro Lounge

Dr. Sketchy’s AntiArt School: Sketch and Shimmy 7:30pm, Canterbury Bowling Club, $13

Kate Anastasiou

5:30pm, Beach Bar Sumner

Lounge Night

8pm, Tommy Changs, $5

Melodic Passenger 8pm, Becks Alehouse

Natalie Slade & Guests 9pm, The Monday Room

Superfood & Odyssey 8pm, Dux Live

Fri 29 APR Beach Breaks with djDmand

8:30pm, Pierside Cafe

Big Joe

7pm, The Woolston Club

Kate Anastasiou 5pm, Astro Lounge

Mike T

9pm, CBD Bar

Insane Jane

8pm, The Craic Irish Bar

Lincoln Drive 7:30pm, Ciburb Bar

Mike T

9pm, The Monday Room

One Six : Debut Headliner

8pm, Fuel Bar & Grill, $5

Shiver - Rock Band 9pm, Pierside Cafe

Superfreak

DJ Nacoa & DJ RandomPlay

DJ Aleon

DJ Vanderfield

Shiels & Wardrop - Jazz for Lunch

DnD Showband

8pm, Dux Live

9pm, The Monday Room

1pm, The Geo Dome, $10

Nathan Haines

8pm, The Geo Dome, $40

Red Hot Blues Mary Coughlan The Bedford CPSA, $30

TwEQ & Dr Dee 9pm, CBD Bar

Fri 05 APR

9pm, The Monday Room 8pm, Ciburb Bar

9pm, Becks Alehouse

Mainland Big Band 7:30pm, The Woolston Club

Mike T

9pm, CBD Bar

NODE presents KLAB, ALBY, Yvnalesca, Ghost, Seth Hamilton, Tweq, Ruse Kid, Ezra, Skyfawkes, Snare and twodee, Emily Watson Dux Live

Beach Breaks w/ djDmand

Northlane Singularity Tour

8:30pm, Pierside Cafe

7:30pm, Zebedees, $20

Black Velvet Band

Reckless Duo

10pm, Pegasus Arms

10pm, Phoenix Bar & Cafe

Bonnie Raitt

Rock Monster

8pm, CBS Arena

10pm, The Bedrock Bar

DJ Vanderfield 8pm, Ciburb Bar

Toni Randle - Jazz for Lunch

god bows to math, Ipswich, Coate & Flogging A Dead One Horse Town

Waiata & the Word & Raumati Straights. Sth Island Tour

9:30pm, Darkroom

$10, Wunderbar

Insane Jane

Sun 07 APR

8:30pm, The Monday Room

Mike T

Blast off with the Big Band

Wed 03 APR

Superfreak

7:30pm, The Bedrock Bar

Seth Hamilton The Get Down 9pm,CBD Bar

Sun 31 MAR Antony Pickard 4pm, Astro Lounge

Mon 01 APR Kate Anastasiou

8:30pm, The Monday Room

Tue 02 APR Hera and Jed

Ariana Tikao - Jazz for Lunch 1pm, The Geo Dome, $10

Dr Sanchez

8:30pm, The Monday Room

Ink Mathmatics 8pm, Dux Live

The Press Jazz in the Dome - Kitty Daisy & Lewis

9pm, Becks Alehouse 9pm, The Monday Room 10pm, The Bedrock Bar

Seth Hamilton The Get Down 9pm, CBD Bar

Tunes of I with The Merchants of Flow

1pm, The Geo Dome, $10

2pm, The Geo Dome, $15

Mandi Miller Soloist 4pm, No 4

Northlane Singularity Tour 7pm, Dux Live

8pm, Dux Live

Mon 08 APR

Radius - Jazz for Lunch

Craic Sessions

1pm,The Geo Dome, $10

7pm, Pegasus Arms

Vanilau, Maxwell, Baker

Martin Luther Swing

8:30pm, The Geo Dome, $40

Red Hot Blues Mary Coughlan

X Files

The D’Sendantz

8pm, The Bedford - CPSA Building, $30

Tue 09 APR

9:30pm, Fox & Ferret The Palms

Sat 30 MAR

Thu 04 APR

D’Sendantz

Absolut Duo

9pm, Becks Alehouse

7pm, Becks Alehouse

Dr Sanchez

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Bassfreaks presents Local Producers

Sol Latino @ Alvarados Latin Music Friday’s 8pm, Alvarados

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8pm, Ciburb Bar

8pm, The Geo Dome, $40 9pm, Trevinos

Sat 06 APR Celebrating Women in Jazz - Mary Coughlan, Jennine Bailey & Naomi Ferguson 8pm, The Geo Dome, $40

8:30pm, The Monday Room

Delicious Bingo Night 8pm, Dux Live

Mal Harris’ pub quiz 7pm, Pegasus Arms

Sneaky Creatures

8:30pm, The Monday Room


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TASCA SPANISH RESTAURANT & TAPAS BAR 25 NUFFIELD ST & 338 DOMINION RD

Whether it’s the Sangria you’re after or shared dining with a group of close friends, Tasca is the place to go. With a casual, comfortable but colorful vibe, there’s Spanish and Latin American beers, and aforementioned Sangria and brandy punch. Tapas are their thing, with flavours tailored to match the food.

PANE & VINO 20 WILLIAMSON AVE

Owner Tito moved to New Zealand in 2004 with his family. His vision is to use daily fresh ingredients in order to deliver to the table genuine Italian food. At Pane & Vino, you will find the regional dishes made with the same passion as ones you have tasted in overseas.

FLORIDITAS

What’s the one thing you want your café to have? It’s delicious food that’s a little upmarket, a little bit different and bursting with flavour. Here, in the heart of Cuba Street, is a smart, spacious café and restaurant. Well-known for their delicious baking, seasonal food, interesting wine list and great service, they’re a hit with the locals and regularly sought out by visitors to the city. The simple, inviting menu features fresh ingredients gathered from their favourite local and national producers. At the counter you’ll find sweet treats to tempt you and expertly made Coffee Supreme coffee.

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

DEPOT

86 Federal St, 363-7048

DE POST Atico Cocina

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.

PINXTOS

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

LIBERTINE

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

BIG J’S

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.

MOOCHOWCHOW

Malt Bar

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

MEXICO

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.

ORVIETO CAFE

935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

SALE ST

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

VERONA

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.


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tours & events

Upcoming tours & events A$AP ROCKY (US)

Tue 25 Jun Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

JACK DEE (UK)

Wed 01 May Skycity Theatre, Auckland Thu 02 May Skycity Theatre, Auckland

KILLING JOKE (UK)

Thu 13 Jun Studio, Auckland

KING TUFF (US)

Mon 29 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Tue 30 Apr Bodega, Wellington

KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS (UK)

Fri 07 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

ROBERT PLANT (UK)

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

ROTTEN SOUND (FI)

Thu 11 Apr Rising Sun, Auckland Fri 12 Apr Bodega, Wellington

THE SCRIPT (IR)

Fri 12 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland

Thu 04 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 06 Apr Bodega, Wellington

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AEROSMITH (US)

Thu 11 Apr Town Hall, Auckland

Wed 24 Apr Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

VILLANY

AMANDA PALMER (US)

Thu 04 Apr Gravity Bar, Hamilton Fri 05 Apr The Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland Sat 06 Apr San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Sat 28 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland Mon 30 Sep San Fran Bath House, Wellington

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SEMI-PERMANENT

Fri 31 May - Sat 01 Jun Aotea Centre, Auckland

Thu 04 Apr Town Hall, Auckland

BOBBY WOMACK (US)

Sat 18 May Civic Theatre, Auckland

MADAME BUTTERFLY Thu 18 Apr - Sun 28 Apr Aotea Centre, Auckland

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

BLACK SABBATH (UK)

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

BRYAN ADAMS (CA)

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

CATLINS RIVER FESTIVAL Fri 29 Mar - Mon 01 Apr River Ridge Retreat, Purakaunui

COHEED & CAMBRIA (US)

Wed 17 Apr The Powerstation, Auckland

NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013 Fri 26 Apr - Sun 19 May Various Locations, Auckland & Wellington

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

SIX60

Fri 05 Apr St James Theatre, Wellington Sat 06 Apr Municipal Theatre, Napier Thu 11 Apr The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 12 Apr The Powerstation, Auckland Sat 13 Apr Founders Theatre, Hamilton Thu 18 Apr The Bedford at CPSA, Christchurch Fri 19 Apr The Bedford at CPSA, Christchurch Sat 20 Apr Union Hall, Dunedin

SOJA (US)

Tue 09 Apr The Powerstation, Auckland

TAHUNA BREAKS

Sat 13 Apr San Fran Bath House, Wellington, Thu 25 Apr Brewers Bar, Tauranga Sat 27 Apr Sammy’s, Dunedin Sat 04 May The Powerstation, Auckland

TAMI NEILSON, DELANEY DAVIDSON & MARLON WILLIAMS

Wed 24 Apr Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

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

FALL OUT BOY (US)

TENACIOUS D (US)

Mon 20 May Town Hall, Auckland Tue 21 May Opera House, Wellington Wed 22 May The Bedford Marquee, Christchurch

FOALS (UK)

Sat 05 Oct Town Hall, Auckland

TOM GREEN (CA)

FRANK TURNER (UK)

Wed 01 May Skycity Theatre, Auckland Sun 05 May Opera House, Wellington Mon 06 May Aurora Centre, Christchurch

Sat 06 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Sun 07 Apr Bodega, Wellington

FRANK WARREN (US)

Fri 12 Apr Skycity Theatre, Auckland

RIHANNA (BB)

Thu 06 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

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EXAMPLE (UK)

Fri 29 Mar The Powerstation, Auckland

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TOOL (US)

Wed 08 May Vector Arena, Auckland Thu 09 May Vector Arena, Auckland

Very Vintage Day Out

Sat 13 Apr Alexandra Park, Auckland

WAIHEKE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Fri 29 Mar - Sun 31 Mar Multiple locations, Waiheke

THE WAYANS BROTHERS (US) Fri 03 May Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

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

WHANGAREI FRITTER FESTIVAL

Sat 30 Mar Northland Events Centre, Whangarei

WILCO (US)

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


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PEQUEñO LOUNGE BAR SAVOY BUILDING, LOWER GROUND, 50 PRINCES ST

Located in the iconic Savoy building, Pequeño has a distinctly Spanish touch in its décor and takes you away to a Mediterranean paradise. Pequeño is popular to those seeking a cosy atmosphere away from the crowds and prides itself on providing the finest products and superior service served.

LA BOCA LOCA 19 PARK RD

This red hot Mexican restaurant is committed to bringing a touch of the spicy to Wellington. With a team hailing from Mexico, California and New Zealand, they are committed to recreating the flavours they grew up on and made them passion about in adulthood.

SALE ST

Located in the hip Victoria Quadrant, Sale St is a uniquely Kiwi mega-venue that defines style. It’s the place of great music – with well-known DJs at the helm. They have a sweet décor, kitted out with retro couches and funky lighting. As the city’s premier entertainment venue, it features a large bar, award-winning microbrewery 1010 Brewings, live music stage, The Velvet Room private bar, bistro dining, and renowned open air deck and garden bar. With incredible event spaces for corporate and social events, backed by fantastic food, Sale St is the most intriguing little big bar in Auckland.

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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.

GRAND CENTRAL

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

GOLDEN DAWN

Cnr Ponsonby & Richmond Rds, 376-9929

BREW ON QUAY

102 Quay Street Over 102 different beers from around NZ and the world.

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.

FIDDLER IRISH BAR

71 Victoria St West A small, but perfectly formed, authentic Irish bar with some of Aucklands friendliest bar staff..

On Campus, L3, 34 Princes St, 366 0544 The biggest student bar in NZ. Everyone’s welcome. Cheap drinks and action every night of the week.

VERONA

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

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.

pintxos

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

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.

NEWMARKET NEWMARKET

CENTRAL& K’RD & Krd CENTRAL DING DONG LOUNGE

REVELRY

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

Q Theatre

305 Queen Street Early morning coffee, scones and cool spaces for socialising and sharing ideas. Range of lunch options. Excellent wine list and a stylish selection of tapas, pizzas, platters and dinner options.

THE CLADDAGH

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

26 Wyndham Street New York’s premier rock and roll bar has come to town.

BRITOMART BRITOMART 1885

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

AGENTS & MERCHANTS

48 Customs St East, 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.

GRACE BAR

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

FATHER TED’S ORIGINAL IRISH PUB

1 Wellesley St West, 377-3142 Entertainment seven nights a week, with three big screens, pool table, competitions & prizes, quiz, karaoke and live music.

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.

VICTORIAPARKPARK VICTORIA SALE ST

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!

Rakinos- Beats, Bar, Kitchen

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

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.

DOC BAR

352 K’Rd, 365-1800 Open Tues-Sat

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

Shadows Student Bar

RACKET BAR

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

The Portland Public House

LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR

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.

LIBERTINE

37 Drake St, 929-2790 This bar and eatery takes its cue from the Americas, but with an Antipodean twist.

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.

THE OAKROOM 17 Drake, 300 6313

KINGSLAND KINGSLAND Neighbourhood Brewbar

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

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TRANCE-LIK E STATE TH E N EW M O VI E BY D AN N Y BOYL E TA KE D EE PE ST, D AR S A LOO K AT KE ST RE CE SS TH E O F H U M AN U N CO N SC IOU SN ES S.

He started his Hollywood career in the mind-altering world of drugs, took a detour through Indian’s slums before putting the heart-wrenching true story of survival against the odds on our screens. Going back to where it all began, Oscar award-winning director Danny Boyle plays tricks with your mind in his latest offering Trance. Simon (Wanted’s James McAvoy) – a fine art auctioneer – teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars. After suffering a blow to the head during the heist, he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting.  When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang’s leader Franck (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon’s psyche.  As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon’s broken subconscious, the line between truth, suggestion and deceit begin to blur. In tackling the material, Boyle saw a chance to update classic film noir themes – betrayal, moral uncertainty, sexual tension and the lurid instincts. He was also excited to bring a fresh take to

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the iconic femme fatale, with the character of the beautiful hypnotherapist who proves to be every bit the equal of the men playing power games around her. “I wanted to try and update the whole noir idea. I wanted to occupy that world, but in a modern context.” Boyle explains. “At the same time, because the mind is such an interesting thing for film to explore, we wanted to do a little walk-about around all these big questions about consciousness and unconsciousness and which is in control. “You might think you’re in control of everything, but there are areas where you’re not. Some part of you knows, but your conscious mind doesn’t know what you’re even going to say next! That fascinates me.” As Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge began writing, they knew this story could not be constructed with a conventional, linear plot-line but demanded a kaleidoscopic structure revolving around the character of Simon. They plunged deep into the disoriented, broken mind of a character, who not only cannot remember where he left the stolen Goya but also has no idea what so

urgently impelled him to hide it in the first place.

College London, to act as the film’s consultant and expert.

“Danny and I wanted to have a kind of constant uncertainty for the characters as to what the truth is,” explains Hodge. “These three characters have to rely almost exclusively on what the others are saying or doing in order to figure out what’s going on.”

One important element of the film is that of post-hypnotic suggestions, which are suggestions given to a person while under hypnosis that they are expected to act upon when they are in a conscious state. The research into this idea made the trippy nature of the story even more exciting for the filmmakers, as they were challenged to bring audiences into the unpredictable mindscape of a hypnosis hyperresponder – that five per cent who are highly suggestible and can reach the deepest, most vulnerable states of trance –via Simon’s frightening and ultimately surprising experiences.

None of these characters are who or what they might seem at first meeting. These uniquely unreliable protagonists, each mired in the mysteries of identity, attraction and illusion, would require careful casting, but drew the kind of talented actors who hanker for complex roles right away. “That triangle is a lovely dynamic to have in place as you can play with the question of which character the story belongs to,” comments Boyle. “The film certainly starts as Simon’s story but by the end it has become more Franck’s – and Elizabeth exerts a strong gravitational pull of her own.”

Boyle says, “Our story is fictional but we wanted it to have a grounding in reality. While Elizabeth’s methods are not always ethical they are nonetheless clinically possible. For the five per cent of us who are highly suggestible – or ‘virtuosos’ as the experts say – that’s quite scary!”

To delve further into the power of hypnotic states, the production hired Professor David Oakley, a clinical psychologist and researcher at the University

WRITTEN BY Laura Weaser TRANCE THU 04 APR NATIONWIDE


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STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM

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I’m not sure I like Kerrigan. She’s a little disturbed. It seems there is no pleasing some people, lest of all the Queen of Blades. But maybe the fact that I don’t like her is an example of good characterisation, which is the mark of a good game, which means that... I like her. Curses! Damn you Blizzard! StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is a revenge flick in space-drag. The second installment in the StarCraft sequel series, its angst-filled emo death romp is sandwiched right between the testicular fortitude of 2010’s stunning Wings of Liberty, and the presumed grace of Legacy of the Void.

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It’s this narrative set up that drives most of the new material that we are presented with in Heart of the Swarm. It’s not the most sophisticated of tales, but it provides a solid backdrop to Kerrigan’s quest to reunite the swarm and once again take the fight back to Mengsk.

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The way you progress through Kerrigan’s missions feels slow and muddled. There are two reasons for this; the first is that this expansion pack is introducing players to a new alien race — and with it, a new gameplay experience. The second is that Heart of the Swarm introduces a range of new units to the single player campaign. Some take a little getting used to, and the ability to make tactical choices about upgrades means that there can be a confusing mix of stratagems going at any one time. What this results in is an early game that feels like handholding, and then an end game that lacks creativity, challenge, and depth of play. Stretched out over 20 missions, for experienced StarCraft players this is frustrating. However, this criticism can’t be taken too far. At its core, Heart of the Swarm is the same strategy experience that gamers fell in love with nearly 15 years ago. Heart of the Swarm does not quite reach the lofty heights of its parent title, but it’s a decent follow up and a worthy entry into the Starcraft canon. Blizzard’s ambitious mix of classic strategic gameplay, excellent multiplayer, and emotional characters with anger management issues has raised eyebrows, but Heart of the Swarm provides starcraft fans with exactly what they wanted — and still leaves room for more. WRITTEN BY CONRAD REYNERS

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MAKE IT HOME

YOu’ve Been Snapped SOUNDS ON The Oval North harbour Stadium Thanks to DuBd photography

Black Sun Empire The Bacco Room Thanks to DuBd photography

The Ferguson Massey University , North Shore Thanks to DuBd photography

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ON SCREEN

Shit worth WATCHING

EASTER VIEWING PLEASURE

FRI 29 MAR TOP 1000 ALL TIME CLASSICS MTV CLASSIC, 12PM

This Easter, settle in for a four day marathon as MTV Classic counts down the Top 1000 All Time Classics. They’re digging deep into the vault to bring you the very best songs going around. Stars include: Bon Jovi, Queen, AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Cold Chisel, Madonna and U2. It’s a retro throwback that we know you’ll love.

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Harvey (1950)

Hank and Mike (2008)

Hop (2011)

Life of Brian (1979)

Watership Downs (1978)

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971)

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Donnie Darko (2001)

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

GREEN LANTERN SKY MOVIES, 8.30PM

Also known as where Ryan Reynold’s looks hot and meets his future wife Blake Lively – oh, and Temuera Morrison gets two minutes of screen time – the adaptation of the DC comic is an action-packed, comical ride. Cocky pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan) is recruited by galactic protectors to stop evil from destroying earth. Classic.

TV2 MOVIE MARATHON TV2, FROM 3.40PM

Join TV2 this Good Friday for a family movie marathon! Follow the adventures of a heroic mouse in Stuart Little and Stuart Little 2. Meet Molly Mahoney, the awkward manager of a strange and magical toy store in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. The fun continues with comedy classic Police Academy and The Runaway Bride after the kid’s bed time.

SAT 30 MAR

SUN 31 MAR THE WIZARD OF OZ

HOARDERS - SEASON 4

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VIBE, 8.30PM

Go back to where it all began – somewhere over the rainbow. Based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, The Wizard Of Oz follows Dorothy and her dog Toto after they are caught in a tornado and awake in the land of Oz. There, they meet a host of colourful and unusual characters, teaching her an important lesson.

So wrong it’s right for television. Imagine holding onto 10,000 dolls, a memorabilia collection containing hundreds of mannequins and buckets of his actual hair. Throughout the series, experts work to set each hoarder on the road to recovery, highlighting inner challenges and triumphs.

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Host Rob Dyrdek lights up the screen with his unique take on today’s hottest viral videos. Along with his trusted cohorts, Sterling and Chanel, Dyrdek comes up with some hilarious categories such as getting “Popcorned”, tripping in “Ghost Holes”, and stumbling into “Accidental Magic.”

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MON 01 APR

“Brilliant gangster Drama… outstanDing” sunDay express

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GAME OF THRONES - SEASON 3 SOHO, 8.30PM

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It’s been just under a year since we last caught up with our favourite characters and the wait is over. Just hours behind its broadcast on HBO, it’s on our screens. While a primary focus continues to be on King’s Landing, stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power in Westeros.

THUNDERBIRDS 6 MGM, 8.30PM

Thunderbirds are go! Those world-famous puppets from the International Rescue Team are back with excitement and thrills, as they attempt to foil a plot to steal their fabulous fleet of rescue planes. Featuring the voices of Sylvia Anderson and Keith Alexander. There’s more mystery and more marionettes afoot.

THU 04 APR PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER GENERAL RELEASE

Introduced to a new school, introverted 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman) finds solace in two welcoming seniors (Emma Watson and Ezra Miller). But when some harsh realities hit, Charlie must endure the trials of loss, love and his own shaky mentality.

IDENTITY THIEF GENERAL RELEASE

Comedy cohorts Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy star in this crime-comedy that sees a cross-country chase as a good-natured Joe is forced to hunt down the woman who stole his identity – before her shopping spree completely empties his bank accounts.

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“one of the Best British films of the year” film4.com

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Listen very carefully to what I’m about to say – this is not as good as the first movie. However, if you’d love to see Liam Neeson ass-kicking his way through more of Europe, there’s that. Taken 2 picks up two years after the events of Taken, and the daughter has learnt a thing or two.

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HOLDING O FOR A HE UT RO

NS UP U O P E A N TA S Y H C O N M D H OO D F TOR J IL D I R E C G H I S C H T Y. E O J I N I L GI K A A E AR TM A B OU It’s every little boy’s dream – sitting in your backyard, playing with your GI Joes, playing out the fairytale of saving the world over and over again. For director Jon M Chu, his dream became a reality, given the keys to a multimillion dollar project and creative license to create his own happy ending. “I was always obsessed [with GI Joe],” he explains. “I loved the first movie, but it wasn’t my GI Joe, the one that I grew up on, so when the opportunity came along [to direct the sequel], I jumped at it. I’m convinced I played with the toys so much that it’s where I fell in love with storytelling, with adventure, so this was a perfect full circle fit.” GI Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to the 2009 blockbuster GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, picks up where we left off. This time, the team is not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, but they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardise their very existence. After director Stephen Sommers stepped away from the helm, Chu–whose credits include Step Up 2 The Streets, Step Up 3D and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – was brought in as a new set of eyes and with a refreshed vision to bring the story of GI Joe: Retaliation to the big screen. Having worked in dance and music movies his entire career, he was a rookie to the action scene. But having been such a big fan boy of the GI Joe world, he had specific goals in mind of where he wanted the story to go. “We’ve wanted you to feel the power of the punch, feel textures –the sand, dirt, sweat. We wanted to take the audience on a worldwide adventure – the way the cartoon took me as a kid and even the way the toys took me in my mind. But we also wanted to ground these guys, get down to what makes a hero.” Although it was a challenge to pick up where the previous flick left off, Chu says the writers

and he consulted with fans through social media to understand what they wanted to see. The informative sessions gave him affirmation for his direction and even affected decisions he made for the project. One of the biggest changes after the 70 days shoot wrapped was converting the flick to 3D. After previously deciding this wasn’t an option, producers changed their tune when they realised Chu’s direction of movement and depth of field lent itself perfectly to leap off the screen. “Our schedule was rushed, so I had to jump in and go. We thought the movie comes first, so if we can’t do 3D well, we won’t do it. But conversion is tough because it’s humans beings –it’s 700 artists, literally painting over 3,000 shots. You have to be present for six months and focused. So it was hard emotionally, physically, but my name was on the line so we wanted to do it right.”

Great Classics Series

Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ 8pm, Thursday 4 April Auckland Town Hall Masterworks by Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn.

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Challenges aside, Chu says working on the project was “a dream come true” – especially working alongside heroes he had grown up with, such as The Rock and Bruce Willis. April 5 - 9 & April 16 - 19

“I had the best master class I could hope for. It was a team effort and it think it shows that each actor had their own thing going on. Getting Bruce and The Rock together, it was shocking – I would watch the monitor and forget that it was my movie. I’d be getting into the scene and then be like, ‘Oh shit, I mean cut, cut!’ My favourite bit was when we were filming with this big fish tank built behind them. It was like my childhood playing with my toy. I would pinch myself to be part of that tradition.”

The Age, Melbourne

“Immensely moving” Dominion Post

“Absolute enchantment.” The Scotsman

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April 11 - 15 & April 20 - 24

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NZ Herald

"Absolutely flawless" Taranaki Daily News

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$24 to $49*

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“Sheer brilliance” "Some of the best theatre in the world"

WRITTEN BY Laura Weaser GI JOE 2: RETALIATION

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Experience U2’s timeless music with surround sound and psychedelic graphics in the Planetarium dome.

TUESDAY 18+ event that includes a glass of wine.

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8PM $25

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The NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents

ECHOES OF HOME

PIETARI INKINEN

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CELLO

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His new album builds on all Kurt has done before and makes sense of the supposedly contrary impulses of his previous work. He’s crafted an album that would have sounded great 30 years ago, today and 30 years from now.

After a four-year hiatus, Tahuna Breaks are back with a new 10-track album. Taking the listener on a fabulous danceable journey of funk, melody, bassy goodness and some sassiness to top it off.

Ghost on Ghost is Iron and Wine’s follow up to 2011’s, Kiss Each other Clean. Produced by Brian Deck with a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger (who handled arrangements for the strings and horns).

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Written in the Berwyn Mountains in North Wales and recorded in Brighton with Dan Smith and mixer Ken Thomas (David Bowie, Sigur Ros). For fans of The Cure, Joy Division, The Pixies and Arcade Fire.

His new album builds on the classic sound of his last record the Poet’s Embrace - but he’s gone even further with this one. Haines is singing two of his own tracks, with most of the album written in London last year.

Reznor’s trademark smoldering aggression is relegated to the realms of distortion-drenched backing vocals and Maandig’s smoother, more seraphic tones are allowed to guide the tracks.

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What’s the ethos of your store/clothing line? Vintage with attitude. I like getting genuine vintage and taking it out of context. Cross-era dressing. Which historical figure had some wicked style? A great friend recently broadened my knowledge on Elsa Schiaparelli. She balanced avant-garde and elegance with the precision of an alchemist. She once collaborated with Salvador Dali. Her clothes changed fashion history forever.

Almost everything seems to come in denim this season, so why not your shoes to? Be hot on the heel of the latest trend with these great boots.

What muso/celebrity has style up the wazoo? Currently none of them, they all hire stylists.

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Society’s biggest fashion faux-pas? Chain stores. They breed insecurity, consumerism and disposable fashion.

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What’s the must-have look this season? A dash of vintage. It never goes out of style and is a good investment. Get along to The Very Vintage Day Out on Saturday, April 13 in Alexandra Park this year. It’s where you can buy top-shelf key vintage pieces. Enthusiasts are on hand for beauty and styling tips if you need help incorporating vintage into your look.

These cool highwaisted shorts could be just the thing you were looking for autumn. And they’re now on sale!!   RRP $160.00 whiteboxboutique.com

What are the essentials for a man’s wardrobe? A vintage tux jacket. Sometimes referred to as a smoking jacket. Dress it down with jeans. Class in spades. What are the essentials for a lady’s wardrobe? A vintage faux fur leopard coat. Timeless glamour and a self-esteem rocket! Meow!

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This Glamorous American made union tag, faux fur vintage coat From the 50’s.Most of this type of coAt were made in the swing or trapeze style to go over the lovely, full- skirted evening dresses. facebook.com/ blackbettysvintage

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IFD PLAIN SHERPA HOODIE By Hallensteins

This cosy hoodie is the perfect piece to transition between seasons. It comes in six different colours, so there is plenty to choose from. RRP $39.99 (ON SALE) Hallensteins.com

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LIKE SNEAKERS? THEN YOU’LL LOVE PLATYPUS! Home to global sneaker brands – Vans, Converse, Nike, Adidas, Dr. Martens, Palladium, New Balance and Onitsuka Tiger, Platypus is a premium sneaker destination store and now we are coming to Auckland – opening our first store at 184 Queen Street in April 2013. To find out more, join the Platypus VIP mailing list and go into the draw to win a ‘Sneaker Spree’ on opening day to the value of $500 for you AND a friend!

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S U G N I K A M R E H E V O L How does this album differ from your previous releases? Probably the most significant difference is that part of the album was produced by Joe Henry. I’m a big fan of his writing and albums and love the work he’s done producing Allen Toussaint, Solomon Burke, and others. I already had a couple of his songs I wanted to do and thought it would be great to call him and see if we might collaborate. Turns out, he was thinking the same thing and when we finally got on the phone, that first call lasted over two hours! What have you been listening to since your last album? How do you think Bon Iver, Kelly Clarkson, and Adele’s covers of your songs have impacted your status with younger audiences? I listen to a lot of old school jazz and blues, African, Indian and Celtic music and the scores of CDs and songs regularly sent to me for consideration on my new project. As for Adele, Justin (Bon Iver) and Kelly covering ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me,’ I couldn’t be more thrilled and honored. I’m a big fan of all three and really enjoyed connecting with Justin when they played a show in L.A. this past summer. If you were breaking into the business today, do you think it would be easier or more difficult than it was 40 years ago? I think that without the vibrant network of coffee houses and the college circuit, and the fewer number of new artists that characterized the early 70s, it might be harder. That said, getting the word out through YouTube and finding new ways to build buzz makes it a draw. There are more inexpensive, populist routes to getting your music and image out through the internet and indie labels and blogs, but wading through the explosion of new artists from nearly format of music trying to break through is challenging. On returning to New Zealand… I have so many fans that stay in touch with me in between my tours in New Zealand, and we all really look forward to reconnecting. I’m excited to play the new songs for them and get to have time to explore these great cities and countryside. I only wish we could get to more cities and have more time off. But we’re all excited to get back and play these wonderful venues.  SEE HER LIVE: BONNIE RAITT FRI 05 APR CBS CANTERBURY ARENA, CHRISTCHURCH

Michael Kiwanuka’s honey drippin’ soulful vocals instantly win your ears over at the first verse. The BBC flatters him calling his voice a “rich, weathered instrument that appears to carry more tan his 24 years.” Yet despite the obvious comparisons to Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding, Kiwanuka, by his own admission cannot really claim any Motown pedigree. “I grew up in a house that owned no records at all,” the soft-spoken North Londoner explains, “and the first music I started listening to was the usual hardcore, grunge and skate stuff that my mates were into”. With Ugandan parents Kiwanuka’s early days in the very proper and well-heeled neighborhood of Muswell Hill “was probably the only black boy they’d ever seen - even on telly. So I really didn’t want to stand out”. Keen to keep a low profile, playing music, as a black man, seemed a real cliché, one he was keen to avoid. Yet one day he came across a sampler CD that came with a music magazine. “It was full of all kinds of old soul music. Plenty of really good Stax, Motown and everything in between. I loved it.” From there he started exploring songwriting in general, especially that which was steeped in soul and folk traditions and took inspiration from Bob Dylan, Shuggie Otis, Roberta Flack and especially Bill Withers. Early days on the London acoustic circuit paid off attracting interest and making connections with management and eventually landing his name on the desk of Communion Records. In 2011 he released two EPs Tell Me a Story and I’m Getting Ready, both produced by Paul Butler (The Bees) using vintage equipment at the man’s basement studio in Ventor on the Ilse of Wight. “Yeah, you’re right,” he quips, “It does sound crazy; a black man making vintage soul with an English folk feel in a house in one of England’s most folk infested places. What can I say, that’s where we did it!” His latest album, Home Again, is a compilation of those EPs and then some. The title track “ties everything together for me. Like resting and taking stock after hard work. It’s looking at your achievements. I like to tell stories and that is what inspires my songs.” Given the mildly ecclesiastical themes in his music and the occasional inklings towards gospel, was he aware that he’s playing small church venues whilst he’s in Aotearoa? “Really, that’s the perfect link Communion Records, home, spirit. I’m the body, I’ve got the soul!” Will it be Holy, Father? “Now don’t start on those trinity gags!” WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR SEE HIM LIVE: MICHAEL KIWANUKA

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