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1 June — 25 August 2013 Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4 Admission charges apply Warhol: Immortal. This exhibition has been organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

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Music legends Fleetwood Mac have announced an Australasian tour with several shows in Australia and one show at Auckland’s Vector Arena. The group commented, saying, “We are thrilled to return to Australia and New Zealand where we’ve always loved performing. Our fans there are phenomenal.”

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ONE DOOR CLOSES

Founding member of The Doors Ray Manzarek passed away at the age of 74 after a long battle with bile duct cancer at a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany. “I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today,” Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said, “I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.” Bill Siddons, the band’s manager during the 60’s, said it was a “tremendous loss” to musical culture. “He understood what Jim’s talent was, and he put the band together to make it work,” he said. “The Doors really had a huge impact, and still do, on our musical culture.”

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No more debates over which Springfield you think The Simpsons is set in? The answer will be Florida… kinda. Universal Studios is adding a Simpsons area to the park that will include a Krusty Burger, Lard Lad donuts, and even Taco Fresho run byBumblebee Man and Moe’s Tavern with Duff Beer that’s brewed just for the park. Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative said: “This will be a mustsee experience for Simpsons fans all over the world. For the first time ever, they’re going to be able to enter a world that they’ve only seen on television – and we’re really excited to bring that world to life.”

THE FAT MAN SINGS

Fat Freddy’s Drop have announced show dates for the Blackbird album release. Two New Zealand shows will be played in September following shows across Europe and Australia as part of a worldwide celebration for the release of ‘Blackbird’. The band only has time for two cities before they must return to Europe for the continuation of their tour in October. SEE THEM LIVE: FAT FREDDY’S DROP FRI 13 SEP THE POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND FRI 20 SEP OPERA HOUSE, WELLINGTON TICKETS ON SALE: THU 30 MAY FATFREDDYSDROP.COM

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In celebration of their recently released double album Fandango, The Phoenix Foundation has announced a six-show tour across New Zealand this July.

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American indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel will be here during November to perform four New Zealand shows. SEE THEM LIVE: NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL WED 20 NOV SAMMY’S, DUNEDIN FRI 22 NOV JAMES CABARET, WELLINGTON SAT 23 NOV KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND SUN 24 NOV THE KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND

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Jon Toogood’s The Adults are hitting the road again this winter, with a brand new line-up featuring guitarist Aaron Tokona of Cairo Knife Fight. The tour will be one of the last opportunities to see the band playing their self-titled debut before recording a follow up album later this year. SEE THEM LIVE: THE ADULTS THU 27 JUN KING ST LIVE, MASTERTON FRI 28 JUN THE MAYFAIR, NEW PLYMOUTH

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Ladi6 will be releasing her third studio album later this year. The yet to be name album was record in Detroit, Michigan and New Zealand’s Revolver Studios. Ladi6 Parks, Julien Dyne, Brandon Haru and @Peace will be banding together for a mid-winter national tour. SEE TOURS AND EVENTS FOR DATES

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GET LOUD

Converse announces the launch of their Get Loud music series, a six-city live music series showcasing performances from 15 of the region’s most exciting emerging music talent and international artists. Get Loud is a Converse initiative continuing the brand’s commitment to supporting local music scenes and delivering fresh experiences to music fans across the region. Inspired by the Converse seasonal brand expression “Shoes Turn It Down, Sneakers Get Loud”, the Get Loud music series celebrates the rebellious and gloriously chaotic spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Rock is an unorganized religion with generations of followers. It’s leather and studs in a world gone soft. It’s about getting loud, and never doing anything in life quietly. Kicking off in Sydney on in June Get Loud jumps and screams its way across Australia and New Zealand with six dates throughout June and July. Adding to the experience, events will take place in unique and unexpected locations. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and New Zealand event locations will be announced closer to the event date. Tickets for Get Loud events are free of charge and available exclusively via RSVP at converse.co.nz/ getloud.

XBOX ONE

Closely following Microsoft’s announcement of the Xbox One, Ubisoft have announced two games for the console and say there will be six games released during the systems first year. More information about the titles expected during this year’s E3 conference. “The next generation of consoles will reinvigorate our industry and make it possible for us to deliver incredible new entertainment to gamers,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and chief executive officer, Ubisoft. “Our teams are using the innovations in connectivity, immersion and social gaming included in Xbox One to create original and memorable next-gen gaming experiences.” The two titles announced thus far are: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end.

Favourite drink? Fresh OJ. Favourite restaurant/café? Aunty Mena’s. Favourite takeaway? California sushi.

Watch Dogs In Watch Dogs, players will be immersed in a living, breathing and fully connected recreation of Chicago. Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city.

Favourite colour? Purple. Favourite classic film? Mary Poppins. Favourite childhood memory? Seeing a fairy. Favourite party food? Hummus. Favourite vice? Shoelaces. Favourite meal? Roti Chenai. Favourite cause? Save the world. Favourite label to put on your relationship? Make-believe. Favourite ‘90s TV show? Pingu. Favourite word? Lisp. Favourite album? Graceland – Paul Simon.

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WED 29 MAY NZ MUSIC MONTH WRAP UP

BEASTWARS

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It’s time to say goodbye to another glorious month of Kiwi music in style and 1885 is putting on a big live show to make our music feel like it is welcome back anytime. Seriously – don’t be going anywhere Kiwiana culture! Featuring The Lost Boys, Greg Stack and Mike Ross.

Wellington heavy metal band Beastwars is making real tracks since they exploded onto the scene with their self-titled debut album. They’ve just released their second album Blood Becomes Fire and it’s already receiving critical acclaim internationally, being called “the metal album of the year”. It’s a big call, but to get on the hype, head to their gig and find out what they’re about.

GHOST WAVE OUTLOOK FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY

TYLER STREET GARAGE

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The second to last show in Tyler Street Garage’s New Zealand Month special, Ghost Wave is haunting your ears and stirring your soul. Ghosty started out in late 2010, struggling to make ends meet after their recording gear was stolen around Christmas (worse present ever). By 2012, they were releasing new material, kicking ass and working on their second album. Booya.

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Auckland’s Outlook Festival Launch Party is back for another round. Bringing you a wide spectrum of bass music, it’s designed to give a taste of the music and culture that Croatia’s Outlook Festival has a worldwide reputation for setting alight. Artists include Sabre, Sunshine Sound System, Buck Rogers, Need for Mirrors and more.

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The Bay of Plenty Blues Club’s annual festival is presented in downtown Rotorua over Queen’s Birthday weekend. It includes the popular Blues Cruise (Saturday and Sunday), youth guitar seminar and workshop, Saturday “Streat Party” and bands playing in various venues continuously around town.

Shapeshifter launch their fifth album Delta at Chapel on Friday, May 31, with a live broadcast at Chapel on George FM. They’re playing a DJ set from 4 to 6pm, giving signed copies of the album away and Chapel St is putting on free pizzas and bar tabs – just ‘cos they can.

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95BFM FANCY NEW BAND SHOWCASE THE KINGS ARMS

IDYLLIC FOE THE KINGS ARMS

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BlackHeart Entertainment proudly presents Incarnium, Idyllic Foe, Alchemist & Jackal – four of Auckland’s top metal bands in one big lineup! IF has just released their first official single, ‘Fall to Greed’, after bursting onto the scene with a vengeance and a passion all their own.

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You thought 95bFM had already kicked in its New Zealand Music Month contribution? Think again. The showcase returns again to The Kings Arms, ready to fill your mind with the freshest up-and-coming bands. Entry is free to everyone, but if you show your bCard on the door, you’ll go in the draw to win prizes on the night.

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Ministry of Sound’s General Lee, known to mainstreamers for his late-night Friday show on ZM, is guaranteed to get your weekend started early. Thursday nights are for rocking and raving, so put on your dancing shoes and wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care.

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Four of New Zealand’s sonic visionaries are converging on the San Francisco Bath House for one evening of madness to celebrate the release of Urbantramper’s EP of electric sea-shanties, Tomorrow We Leave Here. Also features Joe Blossom, Orchestra of Spheres and Kariiba. It’s a smorgasbord of total awesomeness. Tickets are only $8 online.


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International jazz icon and saxophonist/vocalist Nathan Haines presents his new album Vermillion Skies. Following on from the RIANZ Tui Jazz Album of the Year The Poet’s Embrace, Nathan’s follow-up release builds on the beautiful analogue sound pioneered on this now classic album, but with the addition of his own signature vocals this time.

TINY RUINS WINE CELLAR

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Tiny Ruins have released a six-tracker, Haunts, and are set to play a number of shows around New Zealand. Recorded live over three days, featuring Hollie Fullbrook on guitar and vocals, Cass Basil on double bass and Alex Freer on drums, with bowed double bass, snare, backing vocals and piano added in the late hours of the final night.

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Festa Junina is the annual Brazilian celebration historically related to European Midsummer that takes place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter. Brazilian Groove and Balada present Festa Junina 2013, featuring Forro Pe de Serra Trio, DJ Datt, Bobby Brazuka and Samba Maracana at Britomart Country Club over Queen’s Birthday weekend.

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GeorgeFM’s Thane Kirby and Dave Hull get all mushy over tracks from the yesteryear and present day. You too will feel like you are in a musical time warp as they take you back to a time when the tunes were better bass more thumping and heavier than ever before.

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Jay-Z and film director Baz Luhrman spent an alleged two years translating Fitzgerald’s beloved Jazz Age sensibility into the musical equivalents of our own times, an effort to sonically mimic the extravagance and illusion seen in the classic novel. Luhrman has a knack for bringing adaptations to life through music, as displayed on his previous film Romeo + Juliet. He hits the mark once more. While Jay-Z’s role as executive producer for both the album and film signalled an overriding urbanvibe, the variety of styles interwoven throughout make for a cohesive collection that play to the narrative’s many strengths. The result is a concoction of hip-hop, electronic and pop elements injected with orchestral and jazz snippets. All the ecstasy of the Jazz Age are found in tracks like will.i.am’s ‘Bang Bang’, a thumping banger laced with brass and swing detours. Coco O’s ‘Where The Wind Blows’ is a perky neo-soul number that bebops and jives with fractured keys and scattered drum beats, while Emile Sande’s ‘Crazy in Love’ cover breathes new polka-stomp life into a Beyonce classic. Yes, there is an undeniable playfulness to the soundtrack, but it’s not without a foreshadowing darkness smudged around the edges. At the heart of Fitzgerald’s masterpiece is a tale of doomed love, a theme extracted by the likes of Lana Del Ray and Florence, both of whom bring their best pipes and sweeping strings along for a

glimpse of the film’s heavier heart wrenching moments. Perhaps the darkest cut is Andre 3000 and Beyonce’s cover of ‘Back To Black’. Subtly warped electronics build before a Kill Bill-esque guitar takes the track to melancholic waters, made all the more dramatic considering Amy Winehouse’s passing. When the soundtrack isn’t pumping the 1920’s into modern nuggets, it still manages to reference the film in some way or another, with Jay Z adopting a modern day Gatsby persona in ‘100$ Bill’. Jack White’s U2 cover may be the only contender from Rock, but he makes his point wailing in torment the way only Mr. White can. A sure album standout. The Great Gatsby Soundtrack is both fun and dark, with plenty of variety, and nods to the past while pushing towards the future; an equal mash-up of the artistic visions of Fitzgerald, Buhrmann and Jay-Z. Oh, and one last thing - Fergie should never, ever feature on anything Gatsby related. Bad Fergie, bad. WRITTEN BY JAMES MANNING

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WED 29 MAY CLASSIC TONICS & OTHER HOME REMEDIES

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Every Wednesday a selection of fresh, luscious fruit from the local market has been gathered and used as the inspiration for a new batch of delectable cocktails. With a different combination of fruit each week, Revelry’s famous (and multitalented) bartenders and the occasional guest mixologist create various original and twisted classic drinks.

TITUS LOFT AT Q 8PM, $22-30, QTHEATRE.CO.NZ WED 29 MAY - SAT 08 JUN

One of Shakespeare’s darker, morbid works comes to life with all-male starring cast, in a way you couldn’t have imagined. Within a barren wasteland where only brutality equates power, a tribe of scavengers clamber among the debris to find anything to help them recount the story of a legend – Titus Andronicus and his mutilated daughter, Lavinia.

THU 30 MAY STRIKE: ELEMENTAL

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Beethoven, Freddie Mercury and if I get to go to the after-party too, Albert Einstein on drums and Darwin on slide trombone.

(or coriander and goat’s cheese as you might know them).

What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? Not much of a clue there I’m afraid. I still haven’t seen Ghostbusters.

The best place for a date night is… Venice.

Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? London.

Five celebs on your f**klist The next five that ask.

What happens when you mix CocaCola with Pepsi? You hear the screams of children. Your fantasy spirit animal is… The duck.

RANGATRIA AT Q

7.30PM, $25-37, QTHEATRE.CO.NZ

New Zealand’s high-energy percussion stage show – Elemental – debuts in Auckland this month. An intimate yet spectacular explores our natural rhythms and environment. Using custom built hydrophones, pyrophones, dippophones, Bedford trucks, and traditional percussion instruments, even your regular old drums – you name it, Strike will hit it.

MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW CIRCA THEATRE

8PM, $25-46, DOOR SALES ONLY

In the New Zealand Embassy in Moscow, the staff must question their loyalty to themselves, friends, and their country when suspicions arise that someone is leaking classified information. Woven with threads and snippets of real events and characters and with an inspired portrait of Boris Pasternak, author of Doctor Zhivago.

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The best TV show around at the moment is… Would I Lie to You? (BBC).

People say you look like… Tony Blair, Tom Hanks, my mother.

Kittens or puppies? Don’t make me choose. Puppies. What generic current affair has your blood boiled? The polarized oversimplification of “good” and “evil”. SEE THEM PERFORM: THE ILLUSIONISTS TUE 28 MAY THE CIVIC, AUCKLAND

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Jello Biafra, the former front man and chief-agitator for legendary US punks Dead Kennedys, tours with his acclaimed new band Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine. Following on from his YouTube series of the same name, the outspoken rocker comments on politics, democracy, conspiracy and cover ups, punk rock and a whole lot more.

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Building forts, castles, homes and even cars? Now witness what happens when your love of creating never dies and becomes a hobby! Presenting the largest private Lego display in the country, the showcase features trains, boats, planes, dinosaurs, castles, Star Wars, Technics, classic space and more.


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POLICEMAN

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Set in 1981 New Zealand, this drama centres on the small-town life of half-Samoan Willie. It’s dominated by an enthusiasm for muscle cars, domestic abuse and a boring retail job until a more glamorous lifestyle presents itself – shop lifting. Willie is seduced into a criminal world that allows him to escape mounting tensions with his volatile father.

FRI 31 MAY JONO AND BEN AT TEN TV3, 10PM

They’re back! The loveable not yet mischievous, comedy duo is back for a second season of the popular late-night show. Presented by Jono Pryor (The Jono Project, The Rock drive co-host) and Ben Boyce (WannaBEn, Pulp Sport), it looks at what’s hot, what’s not and everything in between in the media at the moment.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - SEASON 6 COMEDY CENTRAL, 7PM

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The sixth season of the American television comedy series How I Met Your Mother follows the escapades of Ted’s best friend, Marshall, who dropped the bombshell that he was going to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Lily. Ted realises he had better get a move on if he, hopes to find true love himself.

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directed by Nadav Lapid Starring Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, Michael Moshonov

The pointed title of writer/director Nadav Lapid’s debut Policeman might suggest a straightforward cop movie, but it definitely isn’t one. This is an assured, willfully detached, almost ascetic socio-political drama that uses the role of the police to probe the topical issue of class divide in modern Israeli society. Adopting a neutral position, Lapid employs an unusuall, risky structure which is hesitant to assign a single, guiding protagonist to provide a clear perspective. The film follows one group of characters for about 40 minutes before abandoning them to track another. The first section establishes a sort-of protagonist in Yaron (Yiftach Klein), a member of Israel’s elite counterterrorist squad. We immediately observe a strength of identity that seemingly can’t be challenged: At home, Yaron’s a supportive and proud father-to-be, while at work he’s part of a brutish, rock-solid, almost comically

masculine brotherhood hard-wired to hunt down Arab terrorists. The status quo is upended though, when the film shifts focus to a band of discontented, naive, fame-seeking rich Jewish kids hoping to become revolutionaries by taking some billionaires hostage. The film’s low-boil remove may be alienating for viewers requiring sympathetic characters or narrative signposts to latch on to – indeed, someone like Shira (Yaara Pelzig), the young rebel who wears a blankness generally reserved for the films of Robert Bresson, is more difficult to identify with than anyone in Yaron’s world, which is depicted in universal codes of family and togetherness. But Lapid lands a gut-punch once their paths intersect in the riveting climax, bringing home realities – both political and psychological – that aren’t as cut-and-dry as either party would like to believe. WRITTEN BY AARON YAP, FLICKS.CO.NZ

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Finn the human boy with the awesome hat, and Jake the wise dog, embark on a series of bizarre and unique adventures as they explore the Land of Ooo. Whether it’s rescuing a princess from an Ice King or de-corpsenating dead candy people, one thing’s for sure, It’s always adventure time.

Ahead of the epic new reboot Man of Steel, go back to where it all began for pop culture and where a star (Christopher Reeve) was born. Academy Awardwinners Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman head an all-star cast in the fantastic, action-packed film. The film won a Special Achievement Academy Award for its visual effects.

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DUX DINE 28 RICCARTON RD

Situated in a historic, turn-of-the-century Villa, Dux Dine is the perfect space for any occasion. Grab a candle-lit dinner for two, celebrate a group event at one of the huge Kauri tables, grab a morning coffee at the breakfast bar, or enjoying a drink in the Lounge room.

CAPITAL DINING ROOM & BAR 10 KENT TCE

At Capitol, breakfast their gourmet crumpets, complete with whipped butter and local honey, might be the best hangover cure you’ll ever experience. Big booths make dining in a real treat, so comfortable you’ll feel right at home.

BIG J’S TAKEAWAYS

Why throw all your hard-earned cash at those pesky takeaway chain stores when you can support delicious and quality homegrown diners? Big J’s Takeaway is a gourmet takeaway shop located in Mt. Wellington, serving burgers that are uniquely crafted using handmade burger patties, sauces, fresh, quality ingredients and weekly changing specials. Owned and operated by a fully qualified chef with 25 years in the industry, there’s also a huge range of handmade cabinet food, takeaways (including wraps and hot dogs) and heat ‘n’ eat meals, including their famous chimichangas. There’s revolving specials each week and you can call in your order to avoid the queue.

VIBE Key

1 MELTON RD

DAYTIME

DATE night

OPEN LATE

CASUAL DINING

NEW KID

CHEAP AND CHEERFUL

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

TAKEAWAY

OUTDOOR

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auckland EATERIES AGENTS & MERCHANTS

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.

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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 rated number 1 via Concrete Playground and the Corporate Lunch Box websites. Home of Auckland’s best Burgers.

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

Revelry

106 Ponsonby Road, 376-8663 Asian fusion style eatery set in a bohemian parlour.

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.


GIG GUIDE

SHIT WORTH DOING

WELLINGTON gig guide Wed 29 Down and Dirty 10PM, Boston on Blair

Kroon For Your Kai

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Mighty Quiz!

6.30pm, Mighty Mighty

The Conquest of Everest

7PM, The Film Archive

Wellington Sea Shanty Society

9.30PM, Mighty Mighty

WIT presents - The Improv Lounge 8PM, The Fringe Bar, $10

Thu 30 Claude Rains & Vorn 9.30PM, Mighty Mighty

Folk Against The Machine 8PM, Meow

Get Nice

8PM, Matterhorn

Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra feat. Darcy James Argue 8PM, Ilott Theatre

No Holds Bard

8PM, Downstage Theatre

The Kick

Sat 01

Handmade 2013

The Southern Cross Thursday Showcase Feat. French For Rabbits

Armageddon Expo Wellington

Planet Bollywood

Caburlesque - The Royal Gala Show

Recovery Sessions Feat. DJ Verdi

Handmade 2013

The Troubles

Nathan Haines Meow!

Mon 03

Chopped Screwed & Funky

Richard Thai Quartet

Armageddon Expo Wellington

Las Tetas (Auckland) & Tape-Wolf (Outer Space) 7” PARTY

The Saturday Sessions

7:30PM, Studio 77

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Fri 31 Chocolate Box’s First Birthday 10PM, Matterhorn

Betty’s

10.30PM, Mighty Mighty

Mana for Jam Toi Pōneke Gallery

10AM, Westpac Stadium, $21

7:30PM, The Fringe Bar

Wellington Town Hawll

The Southern Cross Garden Bar 7PM, Sprig and Fern

Trevolta

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Youngsta and Need For Mirrors

NZSM Friday Lunchtime Concert 11

10:30PM, Sandwiches

Three Houses Down - Moon & Back EP Release

10.30PM, Mighty Mighty

Tunes of I

Armageddon Expo Wellington

12:10PM, NZSM Concert Hall

8PM, James Cabaret

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Urbantramper, Orchestra of Spheres, Joe Blossom, Kariiiba 8.30PM, San Francisco Bath House

ZEN MANTRA & GLASS VAULTS

Sun 02 10AM, Westpac Stadium, $21

Handel’s Messiah with Voices NZ Chamber Choir

3:30PM, Wellington Town Hall

Wellington Town Hall

10PM, Public Bar & Eatery

The Southern Cross Garden Bar 8:30PM, Meow

10AM, Westpac Stadium, $21

Big Band Night 8:30PM, Meow

Raw Meat Comedy 8PM, The Fringe Bar

Tue 04 The Breakfast Club - On Stage

8PM, Gryphon Theatre

Titanic - The Marionette Show 6:30PM, BATS Theatre

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AUCKLAND gig guide Wed 29

Industry Wednesday - DJ Alex Richards

Damon Kenzo

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

André Vida (US), Wystan Curnow, Josh Rutter, Jeff Henderson, Hermione Johnson, Ivan Mrsic

Twentyone SKY CITY

7PM, The Audio Foundation

Ding Dong Lounge

6PM, Commons

Anton Cash

Red Cup Night

DJ Misty G & DJ Gabriella

Invasion Of Piracy, Halo Of Ashes & Doll House

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

7.30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Art & Music

TNC NZMM 1885 NZ Music Wrap Party

6PM, Racket Bar

Conch Records at BCC 5PM, Britomart Country Club

Enigma Events Presents *Show Off* Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Ghost Wave

7PM, Tyler Street Garage

Groove Revue 6PM, Sale St

DJ Imagine This 8PM, Snapdragon

DJ Jason Eli

9PM, Twentyone SKY CITY

8PM, 1885

Cathedral Party w/ General Lee

Thu 30

Hunters & Selectors

Acoustic Thursdays with Eli 7.30PM, Neighbourhood

Bevan Keys & Nyntee 7PM, Longroom

Che Fu performing 2bSpacific 7:30PM, Tyler Street Garage

7PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro 5.30PM, Racket Bar

Idyllic Foe, Fictional Response, Alchemist, Jackal 8PM, The Kings Arms

KFM presents Massive 9PM, Verona

Music & People feat.

Jessie Sheehan + Jazz Night feat. 2Five9

9PM, 1885

SOUND BLEED - Bruce Russell / Richard Francis duo and Robert Carter

8.30PM, The Audio Foundation

Spin33 Presents: Intimate Show with RAIZA BIZA & JAZZ BAND 8PM, 1885, $15

Strike Elemental 7:30PM, Q Theatre

The Thursday Night Double Feature 6PM, Sale St

The Wax Works: T-Rice & Hudge

5PM, Britomart Country Club


SHIT WORTH DOING

auckland gig guide Fri 31

Junior & Latin Aotearoa

DJ Kilamanraro

9PM, Northern Steam Ship

DJ Tido & DJ Isaac Aesili

5.30PM, Britomart Country Club

7.30PM, Chivas at The Deck

Tidball & Tony Tunes

Magic Roundabout with Stinky Jim, Dubhead & Mr Big Stuff 5PM, Verona

7PM, Commons

Shapeshifter

DJ TDK & DJ ExMixKid

4PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

10PM, Snapdragon

Marina Katerina

Fly by Night Saturdays

6PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

9PM, Revelry

Dean Campbell

Grimas

5.30PM, Everybody`s Libertine

Disco Circus 6PM, Racket Bar

DJ Aroha

6PM, Commons

DJ Grant Marshall & DJ Beat Mafia 10PM, Goldfinch

DJ Hudge

8PM, Neighbourhood

DJ Imagine This & Selecta Sam 8PM, Snapdragon

DJ Jason Kyle & Dj Normski Northern Steam Ship

DJ Karn Hall

9PM, Twentyone SKY CITY

DJ Laura Lush 6PM, Imperial Lane

DJ Leza Lee

6.30PM, Chivas at The Deck

DJ Lo Key

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

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

Escape and Big room at Backbeat Bar

Fangs & DJ Gazzy Geff 8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

Frantic

Deluxe Night Club

Fridays at Revelry 5PM, Revelry

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Miho Wada & The S#!tt Fight & Rumple & Stilskin Ding Dong Lounge

Nigel Love & Momentus 6PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

Nyntee & Cuffy 6PM, Longroom

Outlook Festival 2013 Launch Party Toto’s

Strike Elemental 7:30PM, Q Theatre

The Fancy New Band Showcase 8PM, The Kings Arms

Winterfest 10PM, 1885, $10

Sat 01 Bevan Keys & Nyntee 8PM, Longroom

Copious Beats 10PM, Verona

Ben Wah

7PM, Everybodys

DJ Hudge & DJ Frank Booker

8PM, Neighbourhood

DJ Linley Latu DJ Spooky

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

Incarnium ‘Purgatory’ ALbum Release!!

Happiness Stan 8PM, Dux Live

Thu 30 Sleeping Dogs - Album Release Tour 8:30PM, Dux Live

Fri 31 8 Foot Sativa & Guests 8PM, Zebedees

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CHARTFEST 2013 Closing Party 8PM, Darkroom

Mike T

Marina Katerina

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Sampology (AUS) A/V Set @ 1885 1885, $10

Saturdays at Sale St

9PM, Dux Live

3PM, Sale St

Starlight Music Presents Bday Bash 7PM, The Juice Bar

Sunday Session with the Sentimental Sound System

8PM, Wine Cellar

Mon 03 Auckland LEGO Show 10AM, Corban Estate Arts Centre, $2

7PM, Sale St

Hospo Night

SNAKESKIN SUITCASE w/ Swampland & Billy the Mountain

Tue 04

The Damage

The Mau and The Visitor

Mangawhai Tavern

8PM, Mangere Arts Centre

The Dose

Quiz Night

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

7PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

The Turnaround

Soulyric acoustic/ dj set

8PM, The Lucha Lounge

9.30PM, Leigh Sawmill

Tiny Ruins w/ Emily Edrosa at The Wine Cellar 8PM, The Wine Cellar

Sun 02

6PM, Britomary Country Club

8PM, Verona

The Gramophone Band The Portland Public House

Titus

8PM, Q Loft

100% Vinyl DJs

2PM, Britomart Country Club

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Bassfreaks Presents Trei Album Release Party,

The Hopstepper Release Party

In A Jam Hosted by Marika Hodgson

Tiny Ruins- Haunts EP Tour with Steve Abel

5.30PM, Britomart Country Club

Sleeping Dogs - Album Release Tour

9PM, Pierside Cafe and Bar

12AM, 1885 Britomart, $5

Klassix From Paris

Sat 01

The Electric Blanket

Festa Junina After Party

3PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

9PM, CBD Bar

8:30PM, Wunderbar

Neighbourhood

8PM, The Kings Arms

CHRISTCHURCH gig guide Wed 29

Acoustic Sunday Session w/ Chris Lake

8PM, Dux Live, $20

Deez Nutz NZ Hustle

7:30PM, Churchills - Bourbon St

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Sun 02 Deez Nutz NZ Hustle 7PM, Zebedees

Tres Cordes String Trio

2PM, St Peters Church


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REGIONAL gig guide Thu 30

Tomorrow People & Sons of Zion Boiler Room, Whakatane

Battle Of the Bands 2013 National Championship - Heat 2

Sat 01

The Cabana, Napier

Battle Of The Bands 2013 National Championship Regional Final

Paul Ubana Jones & Bullfrog Rata Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North

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Sammy’s, Dunedin

Fri 31

8 Foot Sativa & Guests

Battle Of The Bands 2013 National Championship Semi Final 2

BEASTWARS Blood Becomes Fire Tour

Paddy Barrys Irish Pub, Blenheim

Beach Bar, Invercargill

The Outback, Hamilton

Rotorua Blues Festival

BEASTWARS Blood Becomes Fire Tour

Multiple Venues, Rotorua

Re:Fuel, Dunedin

Sun 02

Left Or Right

8 Foot Sativa & Guests

Tillermans, Invercargill

Star & Garter Tavern, Waimea

New Way Home & Decortica w/ Heavy Metal Ninjas

Rotorua Blues Festival Multiple Venues, Rotorua

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Axces Bar, Hamilton

Rotorua Blues Festival Multiple Venues, Rotorua

BGlobal, Go Brazilian & Juice Bar presents bglobal,

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BARS

Shit worth dRINKING

WINE LOFT 73 THE TERRACE

Wellington’s only authentic wine bar serving eclectic wines by the glass or bottle, paired to antipasto platters, small and large plates and gourmet pizza. Leather couches await you by the open fireplace in the winter or enjoy the roof garden in the summer with intimate laid back jazz in the background.

STUART ST BREW BAR 12 THE OCTAGON

In the heart of Dunedin’s Octagon lies the Stuart St Brew Bar – a celebration of great craft beer, great food and great Kiwi vibe. After extensive renovations, they now set the benchmark for great hospitality in Dunedin’s hub. With a large sunny outdoor area.

FREEMAN AND GREY

Despite having the air of an antique furniture shop about the name, Freeman & Grey is your new best friend (well, it’s sure to become your new besite). It’s in the Ponsonby hub (opposite the food court, on the sunny side of the street), but without all the hipster attitude. With nothing but glowing reviews, they have great staff and a menu to suit all stomachs – if that’s what you’re in for. If a night out is more you’re cup of tea, or flagon of ale, or shot of tequila, then this is also the best place to check out. It’s got a good vibe, live music gigs and dancing to be had.

VIBE Key

43 PONSONBY RD

DAYTIME

SPORTS BAR

OPEN LATE

DANCE FLOOR

FOOD

ONE NIGHT STAND

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

LIVE MUSIC

AFTER WORK

CRAFT BEERS


shit worth Drinking

auckland GROOVE GULPS PONSONBY & other PONSONBY Bonita Bar

242 Ponsonby Road, 3765670 The Ponsonby local on the corner of Summer St, that brings the beauty of fine and inexpensive wines together with a real appreciation of tapas.

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..

Auckland University, L3, 34 Princes St, 366 0544 Everybody is welcome. Party action every night of the week. DJ’s, Pool tables, Movies, Quiz, Karaoke, Happy Hours galore.

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 parlour 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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tours & events

Upcoming tours & events A$AP ROCKY (US)

FAT FREDDY’S DROP

THE ADULTS

FLEETWOOD MAC

Tue 25 Jun Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Thu 27 Jun King St Live, Masterton Fri 28 Jun The Mayfair, New Plymouth Sat 28 Jun The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 5 Jul Bedford @ CPSA, Christchurch Sat 6 Jul San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Fri 13 Sep The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 20 Sep Opera House, Wellington

Fri 06 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland

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RIHANNA (BB)

MANIC STREET PREACHERS (UK)

SEMI-PERMANENT

Fri 28 Jun The Kiln, Invercargill Sat 29 Jun The Bedford @ CPSA, Christchurch Sun 30 Jun World Bar, Queenstown Thu 04 Jul King St Live, Masterton Fri 05 Jul Bodega, Wellington Sat 06 Jul The Mayfair, New Plymouth Fri 12 Jul The Ballroom, Whangarei Sat 13 Jul Powerstation, Auckland Thu 18 Jul Sideline, Napier Fri 19 Jul Heaven & Hell, Rotorua Sat 20 Jul Brewer’s Bar, Mt Maunganui

Tue 02 Jul Vector Arena, Auckland

FOALS (UK)

HOLLYWOODFUN DOWNSTAIRS

Fri 07 Jun Cassette Nine, Auckland Fri 05 Jul Major Toms, Tauranga Thu 11 Jul Puppies, Wellington, Fri 12 Jul Wunderbar, Lyttleton Sat 13 Jul Chicks Hotel, Dunedin

Wed 05 Jun Puppies, Wellington Thu 06 Jun Biddy Mulligans, Hamilton Fri 07 Jun Lucha Lounge, Auckland Sat 08 Jun Major Toms, Mount Maunganui

I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN (AU) Thu 13 Jun Bar Medusa, Wellington Fri 14 Jun Ellen Melville Hall, Auckland Sat 15 Jun Zebedees, Christchurch Sun 16 Jun Dux De Lux, Christchurch

AMANDA PALMER (US)

SHAPESHIFTER

STEVE VAI (US)

Thu 18 Jul Town Hall, Wellington Sat 20 Jul ASB Theatre, Auckland

MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINALS Sat 08 Jun Town Hall, Auckland

MICHAEL WINSLOW

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

Fri 31 May - Sat 01 Jun Aotea Centre, Auckland

Fri 12 Jul Bedford Big Top, Christchurch Sat 13 Jul The Town Hall, Dunedin Fri 19 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland Thu 25 Jul Altitude, Hamilton Fri 26 Jul The Mayfair, New Plymouth Sat 27 Jul Town Hall, Wellington

Sat 05 Oct Town Hall, Auckland

ANTHONIE TONNON & WATERCOLOURS

Thu 06 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Fri 07 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

SURF CITY

Fri 14 Jun Lucha Lounge, Auckland Sat 15 Jun Mighty Mighty, Wellington

TAYLOR SWIFT (US)

Fri 29 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland Sat 30 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

Sun 11 Aug Founders Theatre, Hamilton Mon 12 Aug ASB Theatre, Auckland Tue 13 Aug Municipal Theatre, Napier Wed 14 Aug MFC, Wellington Fri 16 Aug Town Hall, Dunedin Sat 17 Aug CBS Arena, Christchurch

BBQ (AKA Mark Sultan)

Wed 19 Jun Darkroom, Christchurch Thu 20 Jun Mighty Mighty, Wellington Fri 21 Jun Whammy Bar, Auckland

MOLLY RINGWALD

Wed 12 Jun The Tuning Fork, Auckland Thu 13 Jun The Tuning Fork, Auckland

JAKE BUGG (UK)

Tue 30 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland

JAMES BLAKE (UK)

Thu 02 Aug Town Hall, Auckland

BEASTWARS

Fri 31 May ReFuel, Dunedin Sat 01 Jun Beach Bar, Invercargill

BRUNO MARS (US)

THE JAPANDROIDS (CA) Thu 05 Sep Refuel, Dunedin Fri 06 Sep Bodega, Wellington Sat 07 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland

KILLING JOKE (UK)

Thu 13 Jun Studio, Auckland Fri 14 Jun Bodega, Wellington

DEEZ NUTS (AU)

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ONE DIRECTION (UK)

THE VEILS

Sat 01 Jun Forge 2 Bar and Nightclub, Papakura

Thu 10 Oct CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch Sat 12 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 13 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION

Fri 07 Jun Darkroom, Christchurch Sat 08 Jun Chicks Hotel, Dunedin Sat 15 Jun Mighty Mighty, Wellington

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UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

Thu 25 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland

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TINY RUINS

Wed 20 Nov Sammy’s, Dunedin Fri 22 Nov James Cabaret, Wellington Sat 23 Nov The Kings Arms, Auckland Sun 24 Nov The Kings Arms, Auckland

PASSION PIT (US)

Sat 15 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 16 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Wed 29 May Zeal West, Auckland Thu 30 May Medusa, Wellington Fri 31 May Secret Level, Lower Hutt Sat 01 Jun Churchills, Christchurch Sun 02 Jun Zebedees, Christchurch

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL

KIRIN J. CALLINAN (AU)

Wed 10 Jul Darkroom, Christchurch Thu 11 Jul Queens, Dunedin Fri 12 Jul Whammy Bar, Auckland Sat 13 Jul Puppies, Wellington

Fri 12 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 19 Jul The Bedford @ CPSA, Christchurch Sat 20 Jul Queens, Dunedin Fri 26 Jul The Cabana, Napier Sat 27 Jul James Cabaret, Wellington

ROTORUA BLUES FESTIVAL Wed 29 May - Mon 03 Jun Multiple venues, Rotorua

Fri 31 May Venue TBC, Raglan Sat 01 Jun The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Thu 18 Jul ReFuel, Dunedin Fri 19 Jul The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 20 Jul Bodega, Wellington

Fri 19 Jul Sammy’s Dunedin Sat 20 Jul Dux Live, Christchurch Fri 26 Jul Bodega, Wellington Sat 27 Jul Studio, Auckland


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SIGUR ROS

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

KVEIKUR 
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…LIKE CLOCKWORK An audio documentary of a manic year, …Like Clockwork is the band’s first full-length collection of all new material since 2007’s Era Vulgaris. It’s classic Queens.

VAMPIRE WEEKEND

INCARNIUM

MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY Church organs, deep synth bass, booming drums, and choirs chanting in Latin are combined with classic Vampire Weekend joyfulness and spry humor.

PURGATORY  The debut album from Auckland prog-metal band incorporates elements of grooving undertones, breakdowns and epic drumbeats.

Park closer to the waterfront. THE ADVENTURES OF MIKEJOFFA

THE NATIONAL

MISS FORTUNES Experimental, alternative, punk, acoustic, jazz, metal, rock, the debut album from Mike Joffa has something for everyone.

TROUBLE WILL FIND ME Trouble Will Find Me possesses a directness, coherency and approachability that suggests The National are at their most confident.

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Just LIKE CLOCKWORK Back in June 2011, Queens’ bandleader Josh Homme announced that a new Queens Of The Stone Age album would be completed by the end of the year. And although it wasn’t, the old adage “Good things take time,” immediately springs to mind. Formed from the ashes of rock icons Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age have become one of the most engaging and ambitious hard rock groups. Combining stoner-rock, metal and garage-rock into a mixture that’s both challenging and accessible, QOTSA have pursued an agenda of moody, sexy, high-energy rock that flaunts its danger and oddness, winning over fans and critics in the process. ... Like Clockwork is set to be the band’s first full-length collection of all new material since 2007’s Era Vulgaris, as well as the band’s debut release on new label partner Matador. As the time draws closer and the hype builds for the band’s sixth studio album, it seems this has got to be one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Fair enough too; self-produced by the band, this is the first QOTSA album to feature full contributions from bassist Michael Shuman and keyboardist and guitarist Dean Fertita (who both joined the band in 2007). Add to this the impressive list of heavyweights involved in the recording process - Dave Grohl, The Mars Volta’s Jon Theodore, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner, vocalist Mark Lanegan, ex-QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri, and even Elton John and Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears – and there’s definitely plenty to get excited about! The hard-hiting bassline of opener ‘Keep Your Eyes Peeled’ is daring, with Jake Shears is in there somewhere. Bursts of guitar arrive in tangles and swirls, before moving on to the radio friendly ‘Sat By The Ocean’. It’s a solid QOTSA track with a central riff that provides a stomping ground for Homme to wail along to. Things get serious with ‘The Vampyre of Time and Memory’, along with Grohl’s first appearance and some subtle, harmonic backing vocals that tailor the dark, pensive track. ‘If I Had a Tail’ is a meeting point for

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some more cameos - a bluesy sort of groove and just the cue for Arctic Monkeys front-man Alex Turner to weave his way into the record. ‘My God Is The Sun’ is another radio-friendly track, and the first new material to be heard when the album was announced. Stopping quite suddenly, the next track - ‘Kalopsia’ - is a trippy, space foray featuring Trent Reznor. ‘Fairweather Friends’ is Sir Elton’s soiree, where the piano entwines with classic QOTSA filth in a surprisingly cool way. ‘Smooth Sailing’ is another great track with those familiar guitar tones that many try (and usually fail) to replicate. It’s also, quite simply put, most arrogant track on the record. Penultimate track ‘I Appear Missing’ gives the first hint of finality, and the drum performance from Grohl on this drawling and broody number is awesome. This six-minute memoir saunters along before the title track brings us to a candid, definite end, and provides the listener with a sense of closure. …Like Clockwork the album is an invigorating, exciting ride, and a journey fans (both old and new) will likely want to take again and again. The recurring motif of the record - it’s plethora of superstars - are blended into the record as opposed to having huge or stand out moments. But let’s be honest, these “guests” don’t need a moment in the limelight and this helps keep …Like Clockwork a QOTSA record. More like an amalgamation of ideas and musical personalities, all the parts of this album are knitted in to the very fabric of its sum total, making it something well worth waiting for. WRITTEN BY REN KIRK NEW ALBUM: 
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SHAPING THE FUTURE

NEW ALBUM: DELTA OUT FRI 31 MAY SEE THEM LIVE: SHAPESHIFTER FRI 12 JUL BEDFORD BIG TOP, CHRISTCHURCH SAT 13 JUL THE TOWN HALL, DUNEDIN FRI 19 JUL THE POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND THU 25 JUL ALTITUDE, HAMILTON FRI 26 JUL THE MAYFAIR, NEW PLYMOUTH SAT 27 JUL TOWN HALL, WELLINGTON

THE WAIT IS OVER – SHAPESHIFTER RETURNS WITH A NEW ALBUM AND NATIONAL TOUR. Beer and chocolate cake. It’s a Kiwi kind of celebration fitting of drum & bass act Shapeshifter. Sitting in Universal Studios in Auckland, looking through the physical copies of their new album Delta, singer Paora “P Digsss” Apera says it is a “buzzy” feeling – and that’s not the beer talking – to have a record of what you did, all your hard work. Three years since their Platinum-selling record, The System is a Vampire, Delta comes not a moment too soon for fans. Digsss says it’s not like them to record on the road and since touring Europe (with a few summer festivals back home as well) has been a priority since the last release, an album was the last thing on their minds. “Sometimes, like, straight after you make an album, you tour. Sometimes you tour quite a bit and you don’t have time to make new music. We’re not the kind of band that brings our equipment on tour where we can record. We usually put a designated time and date aside and go in with that actual mindset of writing music.” Recorded in Berlin, Wellington and at producer Tiki Taane’s Woodhill studio, Delta is the embodiment of their exploration. The opening chords of ‘Arcadia’ and junglist jabs of ‘Shadowboxer’ juxtapose elevated trance progressions in ‘Diamond Trade’ and jagged guitar riffs on ‘Giving Up the Ghost’, building on Shapeshifter’s bass heritage while moving forward into the future. But being on the move and away from home hasn’t meant the group’s not keeping it real – as they always do – to produce their homegrown vibe, preferring intimate settings as opposed to multi-million dollar studios. “We had a few recording places, like The Blue Barn in Wellington – we wrote a big chunk of the album there – and our friend Tikki gave us his studio,” Digsss explains. “We recorded a lot of the actually music there and recorded a lot of the vocals at my house. The rest of the vocals were done in Welly. “We have collected a bunch of really nice gears through the year and just record wherever we feel comfy. We can pull off really good stuff from home so that ticks our boxes pretty well.”

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And being comfortable, he adds, was the key ingredient for their fifth release. “[Making the album] was really cool fun,” says Digsss. “You know, you learn from every album – what to do, what not to do. On this album, we just learnt to make everyone comfortable, allow everyone to be comfortable at writing camp, at recording and that good vibe will tend to come through. It’s quite clichéd, but it’s quite straight forward. Just make everyone happy and you just make good music.” The boys did proceed to step out of their comfort zone with a move to Berlin – an artistic and creative hub that Digsss admits had a huge impact on the writing and direction of their latest sound, calling it same but different. “When we first started, we wrote a couple of ideas down and that’s what seeded the process, then we moved to Berlin because we wanted to be based there for a summer. We were trying to follow up some business, but it didn’t work out how we expected, but we spent six months there anyways. It was a nice situation where we lived, we started writing a few songs, like ‘Monarch’ got written there, and then when we came home it was all on. “It’s quite an amazing place. Being in Europe, being in that city, inspired us. I guess that would have come out in our music. It’s such a worldly place, a multicultural haven. It really came out in our sound, but it’s still very Shapeshifter, it’s still our love for New Zealand all in a song. Linking the album to the Twelve Mile Delta (a converging river near Queenstown), Digsss says Delta is a culmination of Shapeshifter sounds they have picked up throughout their career. “After a while, this is like a merging of all the albums, all the best bits of all the albums into one. It’s like the river, feeding with its nutrients, and that kind of speaks for this album.”

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Called The Engineers, the villains of the piece announce their intention to take back the land and resources that the US once took from them. You need to go behind enemy lines and perform all manner of secret-squirrel operations that link together in a way that will, presumably, lead to you saving the world. It’s a familiar setup to be sure, but it’s well executed.

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By Central Standard Timing At just 0.80 mm thick, it’s quite possibly the thinnest watch ever created.  With the entire watch body made from a single piece of flexible stainless steel. RRP $129.00 centralstandardtiming.com

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By Hammacher Schlemmer Instead of being hand-carried or slipped into a backpocket, you can take it with you so easily to every place you want. It ’s designed to ferry over any terrain along with an integrated wagon handle, drink holders and bottle opener. PRP $4,000 hammacher.com

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New to the series, the game is now split into three distinct styles of play, called Ghost, Panther, and Assault. Ghost is for the really, really stealthy types. It’s about sneaking around, killing no one, and – where possible – getting in and out without anyone even knowing you were there. Panther takes a more middle ground approach: You still use stealth, but you kill as well via stealthy takedowns, mark-and-execute kills, etc. Assault, on the other hand, is a “guns blazing” approach, something that action gamers will be familiar with, but something that’s rarely used in previous Splinter Cell titles. Your actions award you points in one of the three disciplines – the more points you get, the more rewards you get that suit that discipline. Killing too many people can even change the story, apparently, although just how deeply is yet to be revealed. The cover system comes complete with the Ghost Recon-style ability to choose a location and have Sam scurry over to it using the most appropriate moves available at the time. Another skill that will be familiar to fans is Mark and Execute. With it, you can literally mark up to three enemies, which you then take down semiautomatically, in slow motion.

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Splinter Cell has always been about stealth. Just one component of the multi-talented, Tom Clancy-themed, multi-armed, platformconsuming, multi-game monster. The franchise has focused on delivering an experience that’s more about getting the job done than encouraging violent mega-death- face explosions.

It’s looking very good indeed. The new gameplay options should make the game more accessible than ever to gamers who aren’t drawn to stealth games, seemingly without impacting the Ghost approach in any way whatsoever. And if that’s ultimately true, that’s quite a feat. WRITTEN BY ALAN BELL


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Inspired by a 1930s Vogue cover print, Acne studios brings you this magnificent dress. Featuring artwork by Eduardo Garcia Benito, pockets, a full skirt and an invisible zip, this dress is full on in all the right ways.

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What are the essentials for a man’s wardrobe? Cap from Moreporks or if you’ve got the cash, a quilted jacket from Ralph Lauren. What are the essentials for a lady’s wardrobe? Deep dark nail colour by OPI called “Every month is Oktoberfest”. Wear it everywhere! 

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Everyone should own at least one good… Pair of sunnies (for camouflage). Hyphenate three words to describe your style:  Quirky-rock-chick on a good day!

CHELSEA COLLECTION PASTEL MINT 13’ Something new in Clash Boutique this week and they are selling like hotcakes! He great satchels come in all sorts of colours to go with every outfit. Pop into Clash Boutique in Newmarket to choose your fave. RRP $255.00

HELL YEAH SWEATSHIRT By Glamour Kills

The ideal top to put on when you’re fully AMPED… but are also mindful that it may just be a little chilly out. Glamour Kills is a community of musicians, artists, photographers, skateboarders, and designers who simply aim to create clothing as diverse and vibrant as the cultures they are inspired by. RRP $69.95. Available at selected Cosmic stores. COSMICNZ.CO.NZ

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THE NEED FOR SPEED IT ’S THE SAGA THAT KEEPS ON GIVING – PREPARE FOR THE HIGHOCTANE FAST & FURIOUS 6.

Believe it or not, the Fast & Furious franchise has done a lot for pop culture. It taught us that gawdy, fluro-coloured Mitsi-Evos were an acceptable mode of transport, that your average manual car has more than five gears (in fact, it has nearly one hundred) and it single-handedly spurred the boy racer culture of Christchurch. Now, more than 10 years later, the series has accumulated an astonishing $1.5 billion over five movies. After a shaky couple of sequels (Two Fast, Too Furious and Tokyo Drift), it has reinvented itself, bringing back the original cast members – let’s be honest, Paul Walker isn’t exactly busy these days –taking on the worthy ones from the two failed flicks, such as Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson, and turning it into more than just a street race, but a full-blown action flick with a purpose. Fast & Furious reinvigorated the series with beloved characters and an engaging storyline that hearkened back to its roots, and the action-thriller built upon that winning formula by injecting new heroes and elements into the storyline. Introducing Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs upped the stakes for our crew of antiheroes and expanding the scope of the film’s action proved to be an irresistible combination that electrified audiences, new and old alike. More importantly, the film stoked the flames of anticipation for die-hard fans who have been invested in the saga for more than a decade. The unimaginatively-titled Fast & Furious 6 picks up where we left off. After Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian’s (Paul Walker) Rio heist (number five) toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. Meanwhile, Hobbs (The Rock) has been tracking an organisation of skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Luke Evans) is aided by a ruthless secondin-command – revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (everyone’s favourite Michelle Rodriguez). Although fans were beyond eager for Letty to return, it was quite an unex30

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pected turn of events for Rodriguez, who originated the role in The Fast and the Furious and returned for Fast & Furious. “I found out about the tease at the end of Fast Five when I went to see the film,” she recalls. “I was vacationing in Paris and went to see it in a French movie theatre, and there it was at the end.  I was excited by it all because Fast Five was so amazing, and there was a very real possibility of bringing me back to do Fast & Furious 6. I keep joking with Vin that he should have given me at least a little bit of a heads-up!” Director Justin Lin, who first came onboard with Tokyo Drift, says Fast & Furious 6 truly is a completion of everything he first talked about with Vin Diesel. It was about coming back full circle. “We started discussing how to create mythology and how Han and Dom were linked up. That set everything off. One of the most exciting things was going there and being able to articulate what I wanted to achieve. Vin and I talk a lot, and it’s something that I appreciate. It’s a process that we thrive on because we both take a lot of pride in how we build our films.” Diesel, who has long served as one of the series’ guardians, concurs: “The most exciting part of it was that we were going to be able to treat this [film] not only as an action film, but with as much story as we do. It’s gratifying to be able to look back and to see how everything links up. “When you see Fast & Furious 6, you’ll want to go back and re-watch the previous films,” he adds. “When you can answer questions and shed light on scenes in previous movies, when you can promise something in the future… that’s cool filmmaking. The best example is when a saga and its audience can play off of one another, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.” WRITTEN BY LAURA WEASER IN CINEMAS: THU 30 MAY


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Winner of eight Grammy Awards, one of Cuba’s greatest jazz pianists and bandleaders heads to New Zealand for the first time.

A two-time Grammy Award winner, jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson has been dubbed “America’s best singer” by Time magazine.

“The dean on Latin jazz... one of the world’s great vituosic pianists.”

“A contralto as rich and supple as vintage leather.” — New York TiMes

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