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A kaleidoscope of timbres is explored in this dazzling world of sound that is both lyrical and brilliantly rhythmic - a concert that promises to reward the musically curious

The NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents

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Kings of Leon have confirmed the release of their sixth studio album Mechanical Bull this September. The band has revealed that the follow-up to 2010’s Come Around Sundown was recorded with longtime producer Angelo Petraglia in their studio in Nashville. Before the album is released, the band will headline this summer’s V festival. They will also play shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June and July, staring at London’s O2 Arena. Scan the QR code with your smartphone to go to Groove Guide’s mobile website for breaking news, reviews, interviews and more features.

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Teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber, will return to New Zealand for two shows this November. He announced this to fans on his twitter page last week. We are yet to receive an official press release, but will update you with ticket details as soon as we can. SEE HIM LIVE: JUSTIN BIEBER

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As is Auckland tradition the annual Armageddon convention will be held over Labour weekend at the ASB Showgrounds. Announced guests so far include: Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings), Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG-1, Doctor Who & Arrow), Ian McNeice (Doctor Who), Claudia Black (Stargate SG-1) and Kevin Eastman (Co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

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Debbie Harry and her band Blondie have chosen to record a song written by Christchurch musician Matt Barus (of Dukes fame) for their next album. “Dukes supported Blondie and the Pretenders on their 2010 New Zealand tour,” Barus explains. “I pretty much pulled out Parallel Lines and tried to come up with a few songs that might fit that feel. My wife Lauren [LA Mitchell] came up with a killer bridge and off went two songs.” Barus isn’t sure why that particular song appealed to Harry and jokes that he likes to think he nailed what it’s like to be in the head of a 60-plus new wave icon.

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Prog-rock band Goblin has been announced to play one show in Auckland this July. It will be the first time the Italian band have played in New Zealand and will be performing their classic soundtrack to Dario Argento’s horror film Suspiria as part of this years New Zealand International Film Festival. This is a one-in-a-life-time experience! SEE THEM LIVE: GOBLIN ‘SUSPERIA’ LIVE FRI 19 JUL THE CIVIC, AUCKLAND TICKETS ON SALE: THU 13 JUN TICKETEK.CO.NZ

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Nine Inch Nails has announced they will release their new full-length album Hesitation Marks on Mon 02 Sep on Polydor Records. The new studio album, which Trent Reznor recorded with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder over the course of the past year, marks the first new music from Nine Inch Nails in five years and is their first release on Polydor Records. Lead single ‘Came Back Haunted’ appeared online last week to much excitement from fans. “I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately,” said Trent Reznor. “For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!”

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Te Papa is introducing a new event to its Matariki celebrations, a Matariki concert featuring a variety of homegrown acts with well-known artists and newcomers from around Aotearoa. The Matariki concert will include performances from Te Matatini 2013 champions Te Waka Huia, metro-Maori group and You Tube sensation, JGeek and the Geeks, internationally-acclaimed hip hop dance crew ReQuest, and vocalalists Mihirangi, Ria Hall, Te Awanui Reeder, Majic & Robbie, Kirsten Te Rito and Whirimako Black. Celebrations run until the end of June with the New Zealand Post Kaumatua Kapa Haka concert – a twoday event of waiata and haka by our most experienced and revered Maori entertainers.

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Late last month Xbox, owned by software giant Microsoft held it’s unveiling of the Xbox One with the slogan ‘All Your Entertainment, All In One’. With the aim to harmonize your games, live TV and films.

You can interact with the Xbox One using voice and hand gestures, so no more remote controls needed with a Kinect motion and sound sensing device that can even sense your heart rate. Some gamers are said to be disappointed about the focus on multimedia capabilities at the conference. The main cause for controversy is said to be the lack of compatibility with Xbox 360 games (which is not surprising). It is also said the Xbox One’s dependence on a daily internet connection to keep games functional, even if playing offline, may be a pain for some gamers. There will be no rentals and cloud storage of games means no more trading or selling games with friends and gaming retailers. Your house is on fire, what do save? My dog and some beers so I can have a beer while I watch it burn. Favourite ‘90s TV show? The Simpsons. Dream job as a kid? I always wanted to be a policeman and now here we are all these years later and I’ve met so many of them. If you weren’t a comedian, what would you be? Alone. Very, very alone drinking wine from a brown paper bag. Ultimate festival line-up? I would like to see a comedy festival that mimics Woodstock –­ 2-3 days of the world’s best comedians outdoors with 40,000 people sitting in a field. It wouldn’t work but some of the heckles would be awesome.

Playstation 4 was unveiled in February by Sony with the tagline ‘Play’. There is no doubt that the focus is on gaming and the handset DUALSHOCK®4 with new features including inbuilt motion sensors, touch pad and share button. Playstation will be revealing more at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles this week. At the event Microsoft and Sony will be battling for attention for their next generation consoles. In these changing times the rights of ‘ownership’ is becoming blurred. Gone of the days when you can buy a game or CD and do with it what you like. In a world with

on-going subscriptions fees, rental costs, constant software updates and cloud storage fees I wonder if people will begin to miss having something to hold in their hands. WRITTEN BY GRETA GOTLIEB

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Who would play you in a film? That kid from Boy he’s really good. How do you discover new comedians? Good question, but I hardly ever go looking for them. I don’t even know when the season is for finding them. But mostly during the comedy festival go and see someone you have never heard of.

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The original, essential line-up of Jaz Coleman, Youth, Geordie and Paul Ferguson play for the first time ever in New Zealand. Alt-heroes of the 80s, with their roots in spiky post-punk, the band’s seminal hits encouraged other emerging bands to carry the torch, including Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Foo Fighters, Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein and Tool.

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Once a supporting player, having been a drummer for Cassette, Luke Buda, Hell Is Other People – and not to mention from a tour of duty as part of Fly My Pretties – he’s now released his debut album Bleed Your Heart Out to rave reviews. Calling it a “labour of love”, the album is full of cleverly crafted tunes.

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Prepping for their 2013 album release, see them now before they get too famous! 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.

Lord (not to be confused with uber hipster Lorde) return to New Zealand for two exclusive shows to launch their new and most diverse album to date, Digital Lies, which has been scoring top marks in reviews all around the globe. Their energetic and fun live set includes a good portion of songs from their past incarnation as Dungeon.

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Experienced and talented DJs specialising in soul, funk, nu jazz, vintage R&B and hip-hop classics all served up on a platter of turntables. Connoisseurs of swinging straight-ahead jazz will enjoy a hand picked selection of live musicians performing every week in the 1885 Basement. 1885 hosted by DJs Spence (NZ) and Ryuzo (JAP) and guests.

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9PM, $25, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

A fusion of hip-hop, soul and funk, the band is a force to be reckoned with. You’ll be toe-tapping and shaking it. Demand for their live show has seen EWH perform worldwide, appearing at festivals such as Glastonbury, Dour, Sonar, Sziget, The Big Chill, SXSW, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide and New York’s CMJ. See them before they depart for this year’s northern summer.

SURF CITY MUNICIPAL WASTE THE KINGS ARMS

It wouldn’t be a waste of your time to see this group – founders Ryan Waste and Tony Foresta built their sound from the ground up, spreading the word about their group around town, before moving up to booking shows in the big leagues. With a rapid fan base, spanning several genres, they continue to grow.

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The Auckland kids are stoked to be heading back to the capital, as it’s been so long they can’t remember the last time they were down that way – so to speak. We’re pretty happy to welcome back the band too, so don’t miss this rare live outing, supported by favourites Carb on Carb fresh from their recent Australian tour.

THE DEADBEAT PROM OPTIMUS GRYME

THE WINCHESTER

CODE 8PM, $10, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

One of the big wigs of Kiwi dubstep, Gryme has built his career hands-on. As a DJ, he turns nightclubs into mosh-pits and he’s one of Tiki Taane’s official tour DJs. In the studio, Gryme handcrafts emotive, heavily textured songs drenched in atmosphere and warmth.

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Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes and The Conjurers and Rackets are coming together for a collaborative night of extravagant musical talent. As well as performances by the bands and a guest appearance by Rodney Fisher and MC Matthew Crawley handling the mic, there is the DeadBeat house band playing between the main acts, dancing girls, drink specials, giveaways and photobooths.


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ALICE IN CHAINS

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Unlike like Peter, who cried wolf and then got eaten, you should learn your lesson and not herd sheep anywhere where there are wolves. Or coyotes. Or bears. Anything scary really with claws and teeth. So come and enjoy Crying Wolf play a mix of originals and covers (honky tonk, bluegrass, folk, and some traditional tunes).

SENTIMENTAL SOUND SYSTEM SUNDAY CHAPEL BAR & BISTRO

3PM-10PM

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 and bass more thumping – and heavier than – ever before.

TUE 11 JUN BBQ (MARK SULTAN) QUEENS

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This past year has seen BBQ travel around the globe from Réunion island off the coast of Madagascar to Carnegie Hall. Along the way smashing shows on the Hudson River and all over the USA and Europe – not to mention scaling volcanoes and even head butting some marine life. Oh, and made a bit of music too.

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Ever been to the library? In place of books and study, they have books… but without the study. It’s fun times with the world’s best cocktails (IMO) and desserts. And also a vintage bathtub, which yes, you can sit in and take photos. They’ve got a sweet two for one dessert night accompanied by live music. Perfect combo.

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It’s hard to believe it’s been over twenty years since Soundgarden, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Tool and Alice In Chains rose to fame on the crest of a relentless hard-rock/grunge shockwave that would finally sound the death bell for 80’s hair metal and reshape the rock ‘n’ roll landscape for years to come. It’s even harder to believe that after countless hiatuses, break-ups, reunions, questionable side-projects and unlikely supergroups the original bands are all back in action, flaunting their seasoned wares to the iTunes generation. Two things have always set Alice In Chains apart from the rest of their grunge-era cohorts - the distinctive and uncompromisingly sludgy heavy metal riffing of guitarist Jerry Cantrell and the unmistakable drawl of troubled frontman Layne Staley. On this, the band’s fifth studio fulllength and second with Comes With The Fall vocalist William Duvall (following Staley’s untimely demise in 2002), the band attempts to recreate the magic that allowed their early work, as well as their most recent album (the Grammy-nominated Black Gives Way To Blue), to blur the boundaries between metal and grunge, creating a formidable sound, equally ferocious and melodic. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here features copious amounts of dizzyingly heavy grooves, stomping drums and an abundance of jarringly abrasive hooks. The unrelenting chant of the trademark Alice harmonies ooze

with a calculated menace - the sonic equivalent of an ominous warning snarled by a sinister figure from the shadows of a malevolent underworld. Credit is due to DuVall who now comfortably fills Staley’s shoes – with a vocal style and tone similar enough to the late frontman’s to be unmistakably Alice, without drifting into dodgy cover version territory. Standout tracks include opener ‘Hollow’, an expansive juggernaut with an infectious anti-refrain which is reminiscent of 1992’s ‘Would?’ as well as the growling ‘Voices’, a spattered anthem which sees DuVall channel Staley and Scott Weiland in a barbed, desperate plea for help. The band’s 1992 single ‘Rooster’ dealt with themes of war, death and loss, and in the twenty years since, the band has personally experienced more than their fair share of these. Now seasoned veterans themselves (as well as the eponymous dinosaurs of the album title), they have produced another solid album - unapologetically heavy yet undeniably melodic - that is likely to keep old fans happy and may attract a few new ones. WRITTEN BY DAVID KEARNEY

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Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… Poached Ginger Pears with a splodge of Piako yoghurt – a decadently syrupy recipe that uses up that bottle of Stone’s Green Ginger festering in your cupboard.

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In case you hadn’t figured from the witting puninfused title, it’s about Shakespeare. The show is over, the audience has left, and Hamlet comes home to his dingy flat to face the final curtain. But can he make up his mind to do it? Hilarity ensues when Macbeth, King Lear, and Othello arrive to help. S+S NZ Song 2013 A3 Poster FINAL Outline.pdf

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This Auckland festival presents up to 40 plays, 40 dance pieces and 10 short musicals over five weeks –that takes 50 directors, 40 playwrights, 40 choreographers, 10 composers and close to 300 performers. A night at Short+Sweet consists of the audience seeing 10 pieces, each of which is no longer than 10 minutes.

FRI 14 JUN WALKING IN THE CITY ANNE MILES GALLERY 11AM-5PM TUE 11 JUN - SAT 15 JUN

Allan McDonald photographs familiar aspects of urban environments that may not be around for much longer. The photographs in Walking in the City are a small selection from a large photographic archive of earthquake prone buildings nationwide that McDonald continues to add to.

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What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? The Hunt – stylish Danish darkness, with mad Mads Mikkelsen. Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? On a stool at Fred’s digging into an olive oil-drenched avocado; striding forth, window-licking in Ponsonby and environs for eye-catching stuff, taking photos of oddities, enjoying a beer and tapas at Pintxos, stocking up at Grey Lynn Farmer’s Market, checking out galleries, concerts and other happenings for inspiration, beachcombing at Pt. Chev, seeing a flick at the Bridgeway… Your fantasy spirit animal is… An Yves Klein Bleu scorpion called Yves.

You’d get arrested if the police knew that you… …’ve been driving over the speed limit since 1973. People say you look like… Nicole Kidman playing Virginia Woolf in The Hours (Well, they will when they Google it). Kittens or puppies? Are they those small hairy creatures featured on FB? What generic current affair has your blood boiled? The one John Key’s National Party is trying to have with New Zealand. SEE HER PERFORM: EVE DE CASTROROBINSON IN NZSO’S THE PLANETS FRI 14 JUN MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE, WELLINGTON FRI 21 JUN TOWN HALL, AUCKLAND PHOTO CREDIT GARETH WATKINS/LILBURN TRUST/WALLACE ARTS TRUST

SAT 15 JUN ROLLER DERBY YMCA, PITT ST

7.30PM, $60-80, TICKETEK.CO.NZ THU 13 JUN - SAT 06 JUL

An Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, this haunting tale of love, loss and mystery fills your hearts with both sadness and compassion. See the Phantom like you’ve never seen it before in a stunning new design making its international debut in Wellington. Critics throughout the world have described it as “a thrill to behold”.

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Pirate City Rollers presents the third game in the home team season at the YMCA, Pitt Street. After both teams beat the BlackHeart Bruisers in the first two match ups of the season, Mascara Massacre and Dead Wreckoning are both focused on taking out the competition as this season’s team to watch.

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WED 12 JUN THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION SHOW

THE GREAT GATSBY

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A feature-length music documentary charting the turbulent, dramatic and often unbelievable journey of the British post-punk industrial legends Killing Joke. The film brings together three decades of archive footage with two decades of never before seen new documentary footage and unprecedented access to the members of Killing Joke, their management, music producers, industry figures and associates.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE – SEASON ONE JONES!, 9.30PM

This 80s show – which followed on from the huge success of the original series – delivers tales that are fraught with the bizarre and unexpected, that challenge our very concept of reality, and blend the ordinary with the extraordinary. Various stars, such as Morgan Freeman, Robert Carradine and Dame Helen Mirren, steal the show in subsequent installments.

THU 13 JUN AFTER EARTH GENERAL RELEASE

Days away from release and already labeled a Scientology plot to brainwash our youth, Will Smith has gone from hip, smart-talking, cool guy to everyone’s favourite box office poison. Whether you want to see this for the excellent use of CGI when it comes to futuristic animals or you want to pick holes in the plot, it’s worth a gander.

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Let’s be honest – if you liked Blue Valentine, chances are this might be your cup of tea. Featuring Ryan “Hunk” Gosling in yet another brooding, angst role, he’s clearly making up for all those heartthrob years. Featuring his real-life girlfriend as… his girlfriend… this is a tale of fighting for family and doing right by your lady. And stuff.

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directed by Baz Luhrmann Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Amitabh Bachhan

Like an ever-so-slightly more literary Transformers sequel, Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby is a senseshattering storm of lush imagery, beautiful people and other aesthetic wonders. It’s the modern blockbuster as classic book adaptation. I had a ball watching it, but the impact is fleeting and the emotions shallow. Like Transformers. By replacing giant robots and explosions with luxurious mansions, dazzling costumes and immaculate make-up, The Great Gatsby invites an air of superficial respectability that is perhaps reflected in its lead character – a distortion of the American Dream who built up his fortune with illgotten gains. DiCaprio is well-suited (literally!) to the part – he’s finally starting to leave behind the boyishness that has always threatened his believability as a grown-up. As Jay Gatsby, he

cuts a fine figure, but the deeply felt obsession at the heart of his character doesn’t totally shine through. Tobey Maguire acquits himself with dignity as the audience’s somewhat blank proxy and Carey Mulligan oozes sensuality, almost to the point where I was willing to forgive her character’s transgressions. The most impressive performance in the film is given by Aussie Joel Edgerton, wholly convincing as a rich entitled jerk. But it’s the filmmaking that is the true star here, and while it never stops calling attention to itself, it’s still a wonder to behold – I haven’t felt this drunk on cinematic beauty since Life of Pi. WRITTEN BY FLICKS.CO.NZ

SAT 15 JUN DUMBO DISNEY JUNIOR, 6PM

Nawwww, everyone loves to revisit their childhood movies and “ahh” and “ooo” at the cute animated animals. Left alone to brave the taunting of the other circus animals, who mock him for his peculiar looks, Dumbo confides his sorrows in Timothy Mouse who reminds Dumbo of his unique potential.

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Aspiring rock ‘n’ roller Robbie Hart has a regular gig singing at weddings and a fiancée who’s about to break his heart. When he’s left at the altar at his own wedding, he becomes a newlyweds’ worst nightmare... until he realises he’s free to rescue the woman he really loves from her boorish fiancé.

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URBAN CAFÉ CNR CARLTON GORE RD & KINGDON ST

Urban Café Newmarket is a space that invites busy people in from the urban hullabaloo and gives them plenty of reason to stay, with a great menu and special attention given to the nuts and bolts of what it takes to deliver a satisfying break away from the daily grind for breakfast or lunch.

ONE TREE GRILL 9-11 PAH RD

BELLOTA TAPAS BAR – SAN JUAN FESTIVAL

Situated alongside its famous “One Tree Hill” namesake, celebrity chef Peter Gordon’s One Tree Grill offers a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle. Having evolved from the small 40 seat suburban beginnings to the modern, up market restaurant they are today.

Situated on Federal St, Bellota has made its mark with its authentic Spanish cuisine and beautifully matched Spanish wines and beers. This June, Bellota will be celebrating the San Juan festival – a traditional Spanish festival that usually consists of fireworks, a bonfire, music and dancing to celebrate the beginning of summer. From Mon 17 Jun until Sun 23 Jun, you can expect to enjoy live music from 6pm - 9pm daily, a special Coca San Juan dessert for only $10.50, and on Sun 23 Jun a fire dancer from 7pm! Bellota is open daily from 4.30pm and from midday on Friday. Entertainment listings are subject to change. Offers are subject to availability. Visit skycityauckland.co.nz/Bellota for more details.

VIBE Key

91 FEDERAL ST

DAYTIME

DATE night

OPEN LATE

CASUAL DINING

NEW KID

CHEAP AND CHEERFUL

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

TAKEAWAY

OUTDOOR

SHARE

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

Malt Bar

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

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.

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

935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

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

Revelry

QUAY STREET CAFE

LIBERTINE

BIG J’S

1 Melton Road - Mt Wellington, 5790340 Big J’s - Gourmet burgers rated n1 via concrete play ground and the corporate lunch box websites. Home of Auckland’s best Burgers.

MOOCHOWCHOW

ORVIETO CAFE

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!

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 12 Capt. Hammondhead! 9.30PM, Mighty Mighty

Kroon For Your Kai

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

The Jam

8:30PM, Meow

The Medicine Stand Up Comedy

8PM, The Cavern Club, $8

Municipal Waste

TV DiSKO

The Globe Theatre on Screen

Sat 15

8PM, Bodega

6PM, The Paramount Theatre

This Way of Life

7PM, The Film Archive, $8

Thursday Showcase Feat. The Paper Kings

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Fri 14

The New Zealand Dance Company Language of Living

Electric Wire Hustle

TNC Presents: Totems, Mike Ruckus and more

Killing Joke - The Singles World Tour

7:30PM, The Opera House

9:30PM, Bettys Function House & Bar

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

9PM, San Francisco Bath House

8PM, Bodega

Matariki Concert

Ghost Wave

9.30PM, Mighty Mighty

I Killed the Prom Queen - NZ Rampage 7PM, Medusa

Matariki Floortalk - Mao s Cloak

Battle of the Bands 2013 National Championship Regional Final 8PM, Bodega

Burlesque Winter Ball 7:30PM, James Cabaret

Craig Terris Group Mighty Mighty

Niko Ne Zna

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

One Man Guy

6:30PM, BATS Theatre

Sun 16 Clube de Choro

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Matariki Film Festival - Whanau Shorts 2013 10AM, Te Papa

Recovery Sessions

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

7:32PM, Michael Fowler Centre

The Globe Theatre on Screen 4PM, Penthouse Cinema

The Phantom of the Opera 4PM, St James Theatre

Theatresports 2013

Movie Night at The Pole Room: SOLD OUT

Richter City Roller Derby presents: Brutal Pageant v Smash Malice

PlayShop Live

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Beats Being Dead - Wellington Film Society

7:30PM, Te Papa

8PM, The Fringe Bar

Thu 13

9PM, Mighty Mighty

10:15PM, The Paramount Theatre

P-Money Gratitude Tour with David Dallas 8PM, James Cabaret

The Mantarays

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

6PM, TSB Bank Arena

7:30PM, Michael Fowler Centre

Tokyo String Quartet 7:30PM, Wellington Town Hall

Tunes Of I

7PM, Circa Theatre

Mon 17 6:15PM, The Paramount Theatre

Raw Meat Comedy 8PM, The Fringe Bar, $10

San Francisco Bath House

Tue 18

Uncle Silverback

The Phantom of the Opera

The Planets

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Wed 12

Thu 13

Open Mic Night

DJ Laura Lush

Anton Cash

Anton Cash

Sarah Frances Johnston

DJ Linley Latu

Art & Music

Bevan Keys & Gabriela G

6.30PM, Sale St

Cathedral Party with General Lee

5PM, Britomart Country Club

12:15PM, Te Papa

6:30PM, St James Theatre

6:30PM, Michael Fowler Centre

auckland gig guide 8PM, Ding Dong Lounge 6PM, Racket Bar

Bitchin’ Bingo at Cassette 9 Cassette Nine

Classic with Cult45 7PM, Ginger Minx

Conch Records at BCC 5PM, Britomart Country Club

F**k Love - A Play 7PM, The Basement

Red Cup Night

7.30pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

The Death and Resurrection Show 7PM, The Academy Cinema

The Nark Collective & Creative Jazz Club 8PM, 1885

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

7PM, Longroom

7PM, The Empire

The Wax Works: T-Rice & Hudge

6pm, Commons

6.30PM, Chivas at The Deck

DJ Lo Key

La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

DJ Nigel love & DJ Ultan Burke

DJ Imagine This

Think of the Pay Cheque: Adventures in Bad Jobs

8PM, Snapdragon

7PM, Auckland Trades Hall

8pm, Neighbourhood

DJ Jason Eli

Fri 14

DJ Tido & DJ Hudge

Dean Campbell

Down The Hatch featuring Batucada Sm

7PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

6pm, Commons

F**k Love - A Play 7PM, The Basement

Funktion & Basement Jazz 8PM, 1885

Hunters & Selectors 5.30PM, Racket Bar

Louder - Metal DJs 8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

DJ Imagine This & DJ Selecta Sam 9PM, Snapdragon

DJ Jason Kyle & DJ Normski

6pm, Northern Steam Ship

DJ Karn Hall

9PM, Twentyone SKY CITY

6pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar

DJ T-Rice

5.30PM, Everybody`s

6PM, Sale St

Ewen Gilmour & Billy TK Junior - Wine, Comedy & Blues Tour 7:30PM, Dida’s Foodstore and Wine Lounge

Fangs

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge


SHIT WORTH DOING

auckland gig guide Flex & Dylan C

5.30PM, Britomart Country Club

For Love Not Money 10PM, 1885

Fridays at Revelry 5PM, Revelry

F**k Love - A Play 7PM, The Basement

MayaVanya & Guests 6PM, Racket Bar

Municiple Waste & guests 8PM, The Kings Arms

Nyntee & Cuffy 6PM, Longroom

Phase - OoGun, Lil Frosty mane and 36Deep

Sat 15 10,000

10PM, Racket Bar

DJ Aroha

5pm, Neighbourhood

DJ Flex Webster & DJ James Ashwin

8pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar

DJ Foreign Faders

9pm, Northern Steam Ship

DJ Jason Eli

7PM, Everybody`s

DJ Linley Latu

7.30PM, Chivas at The Deck

DJ Normski & DJ Jason Kyle 10PM, Snapdragon

9PM, Red Bar

DJ Selecta Sam

Shepherds Of Cassini, SinKara and Psychle

DJ Submariner

8PM, Juice Bar

Static Era, SansArcade and Stitches 8PM, Backbeat Bar

Short+Sweet Song 2013 8PM, Herald Theatre

The CVE

9PM, The Empire

The Dedwoods The Franklin

Weekend Comedy Showcase

8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

7pm, Commons

Electric Wire Hustle 9PM, Tyler Street Garage

Fly By Night Saturdays 9PM, Revelry

MEAN GIRLS, DEATHBEAM & BLOODBAGS

No Holds Bard

Nyntee vs Richie Rich B2B

Seeds Of Orbit, Hypnic Jerk, Torana

9PM, Longroom

The Kings Arms

P-Money Gratitude Tour with David Dallas

Short+Sweet Song 2013

8PM, The Powerstation

Saturdays at Sale St 7PM, Sale St

8PM, Herald Theatre

Stand Up Comedy - Feat. 7 Day’s Jeremy Elwood 7:30PM, Kaukapakapa Hotel

The Beat City The Franklin

The Claxtons 8.30PM, Juice Bar

Auckland Film Society Weekly Film 6:30PM, Academy Cinemas

Occupational Therapy 7PM, Ponsonby Social Club

Tue 18

Britomart Country Club

Sun 16 100% Vinyl DJs

3pm, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

Lord & guests

Acoustic Sunday Session w/ Josh Leys

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Mon 17

Tido & Klassix From Paris

9PM, The Empire

10PM, 1885

Marina Katerina

3PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Raw Comedy Night The Winter Season

Lady Luck

8PM, The Kings Arms

Sunday Session with the Sentimental Sound System

The Miltones

Acoustic Sunday Session w Eli Guttenbiel

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

3PM, Herald Theatre

Short+Sweet Song 2013

2PM, Britomart Country Club

Grimas

8PM, The Basement

10PM, Whammy Bar

Neighbourhood

8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar, $5

F**k Love - A Play 7PM, The Basement

Short+Sweet Theatre 7PM, Herald Theatre

The Best Open Mic Night at Windsor Castle

8.30PM, Windsor Castle

The Gramophone Band The Portland Public House

In A Jam

3PM, Sale St

CHRISTCHURCH gig guide Wed 12 Comedy Stage Hypnotist - Dave Upfold

7PM, Burnside Rugby Club

Fri 14 Battle of the Bands 2013 National Championship Regional Final 8PM, The Venue-Musicbar

Mana Whanau

The Scam - Charlatans, Scoundrels and Hucksters

9PM, Wunderbar, $5

Thu 13

Mike T

Battle of the Bands 2013 National Championship SemiFinal 2

Wunderbar Burlesque Cabaret

Sun 16

Catalyst Road Show 3 feat. Carrie Rudzinski & Ken Arkind 8pm, Darkroom

9PM, CBD Bar

8PM, Wunderbar

Sat 15 Hardlove presents Steve Hill and Captain Tinrib 10PM, Winnie Bagoes

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7PM, Zebedees

Superfood and Odyssey

8PM, The Venue-Musicbar

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8PM, Darkroom, $10

9:30PM, Dux Live

I Killed the Prom Queen 8PM, Dux Live

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REGIONAL gig guide Joseph & Maia

Paddy Free (Pitch Black) & Dr Richard Nunns in Concert

Midge McCleary

The Dions

Fri 14

Sun 16

1814

Ewen Gilmour & Billy TK Jnr - Wine, Comedy & Blues Tour

Thu 13 Milk & Honey Cafe, Hamilton Pub On Wharf, Queenstown

Hot Lava, Ohakune

Midge McCleary

Fitzpatricks Irish Pub, Wanaka

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin The Royal Hotel, Nelson

The Grand Beer Cafe, Palmerston North

Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour

Sat 15

Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi

1814

Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi

Tue 18

Battle Of The Bands 2013 National Championship Semi Final 2

BBQ - Mark Sultan (Canada) Queens, Dunedin

Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

Brilleaux & The One Eyed Jacks

The Mayfair, New Plymouth

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BARS

Shit worth dRINKING

THE GREEN MAN CNR VICTORIA ST & WILLESTON ST

The Green Man Pub is Wellington’s busiest CBD gastro bar – a bit of Irish meets a bit of Kiwi. Great for an informal catch up or after work drinks. The Greenman Pub venue has private spaces available for functions – you can book a table and try our famous suicidal chicken wings or visit our sports bar den.

ST ASAPH ST KITCHEN & STRAY DOG BAR 236 ST ASAPH ST

THE MONDAY ROOM Rising from the ashes, St Asaph St Kitchen & Stray Dog Bar is once again a global mish mash of cultures, producing a unique menu reflecting who and where they are. This time though they have a real bar to play with, a bit more space and heaps of outdoor seating.

Don’t be like The Boomtown Rats – Monday’s something everyone should like. Colourful shelves of spirits and liquor lined across the arched windows beckon people into The Monday Room Restaurant and Bar, Christchurch’s newest place to kick back. Designed to be a hideaway into which to escape, a grand entrance is followed by rich, textured patterns and the juxtaposition of old with new creates an interesting, inviting atmosphere. The highly detailed museum-like illustrations under large bell glasses are reminiscent of Victorian times – except the images are ever-changing on iPads. A delicious menu and a great range of drinks including cocktails – the dark cosy bar area gives way to a more modern, covered outdoor seating/ smoking area with a log fire.

VIBE Key

367 MOORHOUSE AVE

DAYTIME

SPORTS BAR

OPEN LATE

DANCE FLOOR

FOOD

ONE NIGHT STAND

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

LIVE MUSIC

AFTER WORK

CRAFT BEERS

oPeN at 11am moN-sat DuriNg exams 10th of JuNe - 1st of July

Tuesday 11th

Commiserate, Celebrate or flag your exams with us… we’re here for you! oPeN 11am

Thursday 13th DJ hyPe oDD roCKs uP ya thursDay! at 8Pm

Wednesday

12th

KaraoKe Calamity w/ VJ aVi siNg it, owN it, wiN it, bar tabs uP for grabs 8-10Pm CoCKtail hours, oPeN 11am

Friday 14th

CK1 oN the DeCKs giVeN it to ya!

$18 maCs golD, sPeights golD or shaDows lager suPaJugs from 6Pm, oPeN 11am

haPPy half hours at 12,2,4,6,8 & 10Pm $16 shaDows suPaJugs & $5 house wiNes & sPirits Plus a lot more, oPeN 11am

Saturday 15th

Monday 17th

haPPy hours from 6Pm, oPeN at 11am

$50 bar tab to be woN or Double or NothiNg! *CoNDitioNs aPPly oPeN 11am

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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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SEMIS & REGIONAL FINALS 141 Victoria St, HAMILTON

Regional Final

FRI 21 June Doors open 7:30pm, show starts 8.00pm

• ARKANINE • ART OF ALCHEMY • CHESHIRE GRIMM • DARKWATER • DYNAMITE LUCY • HOUSE OF VALVE • IRONSTEIN • THE WINGMEN

11 Shakespear Rd, 107 Newton Street,

MT MAUNGANUI Semi 2 SAT 15 June Doors open 7:30pm, show starts 8.30pm

• AIRS & DISGRACES • CAST A CYCLONE • DEAD SIMPLE • HURRICANE TILLY • NIGHT FURY • UNEVEN GROUND

Regional Final SAT 22 June Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8.30pm

• IN DARKEST LIGHT • SHEDD • STORM EATER (+ WINNERS FROM SEMI 2)

NAPIER

Regional Final

THURS 20 June Doors open 7:30pm, show starts 8.00pm

• A TWIN MOON • FIGHTING LIKE STAGS • JAIME KING • NINJA MONKEY • SPEAKER DUST • ZAIRE

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NATIONAL FINALS The Kings Arms 59 France Street, Newton, AUCKLAND

Part 1 FRI 28 JUNE

Doors open 6:30pm, show starts 7.00pm

• BLACKLEAF GARDENS • FILTH DOG • HEATHEN EYES • JIMMY HILLS BAND • MYSTERY LIQUID • OSLO BROWN • SOHO FABLES • THE FAVOURED FEW • THE FU KING• THE IMPOSSIBLE FIFTH

PLUS MORE REGIONAL FINAL WINNERS

The Venue 101 Ghuznee Street,

6 Tower Street, Hornby,

WELLINGTON

CHRISTCHURCH

Regional Final

SAT 15 June Doors open 7:30pm, show starts 8.00pm

• BLACK JEWEL PREACHER • CEDER • GREY SKIES OVER RAPTURE • FINGER HOLD • FREE BEER & CASH • JUSTUS • SOLSONA • THAGOMIZER • THE BLIND VENETIANS

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8.00pm

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Regional Final FRI 14 June

• BORN BROKEN • I AM YOU • PICKING AT THE REMNANTS (+ WINNERS FROM SEMI 2)

65 Crawford St,

144 Parnell Rd, Parnell, AUCKLAND

DUNEDIN

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tours & events

Upcoming tours & events A$AP ROCKY (US)

Tue 25 Jun Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

THE ADULTS

Thu 27 Jun King Street Live, Masterton Fri 28 Jun The Mayfair, New Plymouth Sat 29 Jun The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 5 Jul The Bedford at CPSA, Christchurch Sat 06 Jul San Fran Bath House, Wellington

CAMP A LOW HUM 2014

THE JANOSKIANS (AU)

CRAIG TERRIS

THE JAPANDROIDS (CA)

Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb Wainuiomata

Sat 15 Jun Mighty Mighty, Wellington

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (UK)

Thu 20 Jun The Powerstation, Auckland

Thu 05 Sep ReFuel, Dunedin Fri 06 Sep Bodega, Wellington Sat 07 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland

Sat 29 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland

FAT FREDDY’S DROP

L.A MITCHELL & CHRISTCHURCH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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

FLEETWOOD MAC (UK/US)

Sat 06 Jul CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch

Fri 06 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland

JUSTIN BIEBER

Sat 23 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 24 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland

ANTHONIE TONNON & WATERCOLOURS

K’RD STRIP A PLACE TO STAND

Thu 11 Jul Puppies, Wellington Fri 12 Jul Wunderbar, Lyttelton Sat 13 Jul Chicks Hotel, Dunedin

AMANDA PALMER (US)

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

ARMAGEDDON

Fri 25 Oct - Sun 28 Oct ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

BAYLEYS GREAT CLASSICS SERIES: DANCE! (IMAGE) Thu 20 Jun Town Hall, Auckland

BBQ (AKA MARK SULTAN) (CA) Wed 19 Jun Darkroom, Christchurch Thu 20 Jun Mighty Mighty, Wellington Fri 21 Jun Whammy Bar, Auckland

BEERVANA

Fri 09 Aug - Sat 10 Aug Westpac Stadium, Wellington

BERNARD FANNING (AU)

Fri 30 Aug The Powerstation, Auckland Sat 31 Aug Parthenon, Wellington

BILLY TK JUNIOR & EWEN GILMOUR

FOALS (UK)

Sat 05 Oct Town Hall, Auckland

GHOST WAVE

Thu 13 Jun Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sat 22 Jun Wunderbar, Christchurch Thu 27 Jun The Kings Arms, Auckland

GOBLIN ‘SUSPERIA’ LIVE HUSK

Fri 28 Jun Yot Club, Raglan Sat 29 Jun Major Tom’s Bar, Mt Maunganui Fri 05 Jul Mighty Mighty, Wellington Tue 09 Jul Barrytown Hall, Barrytown Wed 10 Jul Donovans Store, Okarito Thu 11 Jul Blue Ice, Franz Joseph Fri 12 Jul Mint Bar, Wanaka Sun 14 Jul Blue Duck, Milford Sound Wed 17 Jul ReFuel, Dunedin Thu 18 Jul Hilltop Tavern, Little River Fri 19 Jul Wunderbar, Lyttelton Fri 02 Aug Whammy Bar, Auckland

HIGHLIFE NYE EXPERIENCE Tue 31 Dec Stonybridge Vineyard, Waiheke Island

MICHAEL WINSLOW (US)

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

MOLLY RINGWALD (US)

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

MONO (JP)

Thu 20 Jun The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 21 Jun Bodega, Wellington

KILLING JOKE (UK)

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

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KILLING JOKE HAVE FINALLY FOUND THEIR KIWI AUDIENCE AND LOOK FORWARD TO COMING “HOME”.

Despite having been a resident of this country, Jaz Coleman’s seminal neu-punk-goth outfit Killing Joke have never before played in Aotearoa. Now – on the back of a worldwide singles best of tour – the original, essential line-up of Coleman, Youth, Geordie and Paul Ferguson finally put their feet down on a local stage or two. It seems extraordinary that it has taken this long for Killing Joke to play here, particularly since the ever-mercurial Coleman has lived here on and off since the mid-1980s. “Well, no-one’s asked us to,” says Coleman of their absence. “Let’s be perfectly honest about this. If there’s no demand… but 25 years on finally there is. I can play in my own country. I’m looking forward to it.” That said, Killing Joke are world citizens. Coleman in particular, who despite having land on an island in the Hauraki Gulf “sleeps from couch to couch, of no fixed abode”. “I like to move around. Stay with different people. I don’t want to amass of possessions and all the trappings that go with those. When on tour Youth collects hundreds of albums and ships them all back to the UK. I have three pairs of pants, and my stage clothes. That’s it!” Most recently, he was hanging with a local broadcaster in the apartment right next to the Groove Guide offices. However, despite the close proximity, I have to call halfway across the world. On the line from Seattle, he’s not in the best of voices. “My voice went completely at one point, but it came back miraculously,” he explains. “We had two shows to do in one day. I just mashed it with medication. You know, I’ve never missed a show in 35 years. I get by on the love and support of the audience!” Killing Joke is only one of Coleman’s many projects, who also composed classical music. The alt-heroes of the ‘80s have a particular brand of spiky post-punk producing hits such as ‘Love Like Blood’, ‘Kings and Queens’ and ‘Eighties’ – plus a notoriously unnerving and in-yer-face live show. They’ve been the encouraging force behind acts such as Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Faith No More, Marilyn Manson and Rammstein. Killing Joke were on a hiatus until 2003, when they began producing some

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of the most vital music of their career reminding everyone what was so special about them in the first place. But it was their most recent album, MMXII, which re-landed their “typically political and agitating” sound – it’s a “loud, grinding and relentless” take on industrial metal. “Actually, it’s incredibly cathartic. Like a primal scream – so different from the orchestral work. Killing Joke concerts are where everyone just meets up, like a forum. In Toronto, my voice had just gone, but they cheered me on. And that touches me deeply. The love for our band never ceases to amaze me. We’ve been going 35 years. Most bands get nasty (over money and creative power) by then. But we split the money equally (to avoid that). So 35 years later my band mates are my best friends.” Their 2013 tour promises to be something of a “Singles Hits” endeavor – ironic considering it’s from a band whose last priority is bothering the charts. “I’m always the last person to know this because I don’t use modern forms of communication unless it’s a land line,” Coleman says. “I don’t use computers... I knew a singles collection was coming out when I came on the tour. For me, Killing Joke was never a singles band. We’re forced into a ‘singles’ market because they started by just taking one song off the album – we’ve never been radio friendly.” Currently, Killing Joke has been terrorising crowds in the US, so I asked him what he thought of the States these days – and it’s not pretty. “It’s different from 30 years ago. There’s no rebellion left. Everyone is just a passive zombie. The sad thing is there is much less of a community than when we started. Part of that might be modern forms of communication. Walk down the street, everyone’s on his or her iPhones, or in their own virtual world. It’s a fragmented society. People have access now to amazing amounts of information, but their attention spans are getting shorter, their focus is gone. Instant gratification. Instant knowledge orgasm! I think that a lot of the great thinkers couldn’t achieve what they did through a computer.” WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR SEE THEM LIVE: KILLING JOKE THU 13 JUN STUDIO, AUCKLAND FRI 14 JUN BODEGA, WELLINGTON


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San Juan FeStival Situated on Federal Street, Bellota has made its mark with its authentic Spanish cuisine and beautifully matched Spanish wines and beers. This June, Bellota will be celebrating the San Juan festival – a traditional Spanish festival that usually consists of fireworks, a bonfire, music and dancing to celebrate the beginning of summer. From Mon 17 Jun - Sun 23 Jun 2013, enjoy live music from 6pm - 9pm daily A special Coca San Juan dessert for only $10.50 A fire dancer (from 7pm on Fri 21 Jun only) Bellota is open daily from 4.30pm and from midday on Friday. Visit skycityauckland.co.nz/Bellota for more details. 91 Federal Street, Federal Street Dining Precinct, Auckland. Entertainment listings are subject to change. Offers are subject to availability.

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PREVIEW: CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS

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To say that this game is eagerly anticipated would be the understatement of the year. After three beautifully crafted Uncharted games, all eyes have been on developers Naughty Dog to see if they could replicate their earlier success with a new franchise. The Last of Us, which releases on the 14th June, is a bold affirmation that they can. The Last of Us, for the few who haven’t heard, is a third-person survival-action game that takes place in the very near future. Humanity is on the brink of extinction due to a parasitic fungus that has wiped out millions. A heavy, gritty struggle for survival, the game tasks players with taking Joel and Ellie on a trek across the USA, attempting as they do to avoid the death that awaits around every corner. Danger will come not only in the form of the infected, but also in fellow survivors who are so desperate they’ll do anything for food or supplies (including cold-blooded murder.) As fans of Uncharted will expect, the game is full of plot intricacies, deep character development, and there are even a few surprises thrown in. The Last of Us is a tour de force that changes pace alarmingly - a roller-coaster ride that has to be experienced first hand to be fully appreciated. The third-person controls are slick and the character animations incredibly fluid. Joel’s movements in particular are nearly faultless, whether he’s engaged in intense violent combat or simply climbing a wall or picking up ammunition.

Call of Duty. No three words stir as many emotions in any modern gamer. Good? Bad? Individual preference, of course, will vary. One thing you probably aren’t, though, is indifferent. Activision’s flagship shooter franchise isn’t just big; it’s the biggest – and not just in gaming. Black Ops II, the latest in the series, made more than $600 million in the first 24 hours it was on sale, making it the biggest entertainment launch (not just game) of 2012. It will have surprised precisely zero observers, then, that there’s going to be another one. What may have raised an eyebrow or two, however, is that Activision aren’t taking the obvious route – the sequel that hits shelves (and, soon after, millions of homes) in November isn’t going to be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4. Instead, Infinity Ward – the company that invented the franchise – have created an all story with all new characters and no link whatsoever to the games that came before it. Called Call of Duty: Ghosts, the game is set in the near future. This future is a grim place; precisely why has yet to be detailed, but something… catastrophic… has occurred, and the US (yeah, it’s one of those narratives) has been almost wiped off the map. By what, who knows; what I can tell you, as a result of my behind-thescenes time with the game in LA, is that this is no Homefront-style invasion that simply caught the States off guard.

It’s the ‘dynamicness’ of Ellie that makes The Last of Us stand apart from most other games, though. She’s not just a sidekick or an inconvenient escort; despite her youthful age, Ellie is more than capable of holding her own.

The land itself appears to have been smashed and broken, by what the developers describe as a “mass event,” leaving the military devastated, the government in disarray, and the country crippled. One of few survivors, the idea is that you – a top-tier soldier type – link up with members of other Special Forces units to form an elite fighting unit (the titular ghosts).

The Last of Us is a memorable gaming experience. One that makes me wonder how the PS3 console could be nearing the end of its life-cycle. The comparisons to Uncharted can’t be ignored and, while it might appear a ‘safe move’ by Naughty Dog on the surface, their new franchise undoubtedly pushes the boundaries in a welcome new direction.

One of the sequences we were shown (which was set under water) suggested, by way of a submerged and destroyed lighthouse, that something far more significant than a simple attack has taken place. Exactly what happens is far from clear at this point, but it certainly seems more interesting that some sort of black op in some dank jungle some place.

It’s harrowing, emotionally driven, action-packed and impossible to put down once you start.

It’s a bold move for the 10th game in a series to make, and I for one can’t wait to get my hands on the final product.

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Liberty and RetroSuperFuture have joined forces to produce these wicked limited edition sunglasses. They feature a retro Lucia shaped frame with a poppy and daisy print.

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THE BLACK ANGELS DEATH SONG Texas psychedelic rockers The Black Angels have built their reputation on a relentless touring schedule and a mesmerising live show that borders on the spiritual. With raving reviews from Rolling Stone magazine, Drowned in Sound and the New York Times, it is easy to understand the critical acclaim when the band approaches their live persona with such intimate detail. “When you go see a band,” says lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Maas, “I feel [it’s] a time [when] you can kinda connect with the audience on a very personal level, a very one-on-one kind of thing. It’s almost like a musical church.” Speaking over the phone with Alex, he likens their live show to watching an artist paint a painting. “You can feel the different textures, the coloured paint brush on the palette and the mixture of the paint, and you see everything kinda come alive... the final product is watching the whole thing happen.” Their fourth studio release, Indigo Meadow, was released in early April and follows their penchant for channeling early psychedelic music through a modern lens. The lighter, playful tone builds upon the hypnotic, dark grooves of their back catalogue and acts a slight stylistic change for the band. Between the haunting vocals, keyboard drones, seductive groove and fuzzy guitars, it all makes for a very entrancing affair, and is credited to Alex’s perception of music as a form of artistic escapism, deriving from what he considers as the therapeutic essence of music. “There’s something about... play[ing] the music; you get the chills and you feel like you’re onto something magical or whatever you wanna call it. You end up pointing towards an idea that you’re leaving yourself.” For their fourth outing The Black Angels chose John Congleton as producer, who has worked with a diverse range of musicians, from The Roots to Explosions in the Sky, and Marilyn Manson to R. Kelly. Quite an iconic list, yes, but it was his communication talents which really sealed the deal. “We feel comfortable around him, you know. He’s worked with some of our favourite bands - Pink Mountaintops, Clinic, [and] I like The Roots a lot too. He’s a good communicator, really good at getting our ideas out of us, [and] that’s one of the best parts about it.” 30

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Indigo Meadow was recorded against the backdrop of the El Paso desert over a month. The vast, eerie nature of the desert proved the ideal setting to re-coop after a demanding two years of non-stop touring and the departure of bassist Nate Ryan. His departure, Maas assures me, didn’t affect the song writing; “it was still very much a collective effort”. The Austin Psych Fest – a yearly psychedelic festival hosted partly by the band, further cements their role as psychedelic advocators. Now into its sixth year, the festival has grown from a small event to an internationally acclaimed weekend. When asked about the success of the festival, Maas is stunned. “It’s kind of amazing that we’re able to put these bands on our bill... you know, we’re inspired by these guys, like The Warlocks, Clinic and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It’s a super cool thing to happen that is very inspiring,” says the frontman. Psychedelic music obviously holds a special place in Alex’s heart, and when queried about the future of the genre, he’s a little unsure but remains confident that it will carry on strong, and wishes many of the dedicated bands to “infiltrate the mainstream”. We can only hope. “The growth of the music festival [is] growing very well in unison with the growth of the genre. It’s hard to say what’s going to happen tomorrow, but I don’t think a lot of these bands are going anywhere for a while.” The upcoming New Zealand tour will precede their appearance at Glastonbury festival in the U.K., and will be their first visit to our shores, something that is on each member’s bucket list, Alex tells me. He’s particularly excited about our lush greenery. “I’m just so excited to go there (NZ). I’ve always been surrounded by nature and I’m really looking forward to that experience. I wish I had a month to stay there and make a record, that would be amazing.” WRITTEN BY JAMES MANNING SEE THEM LIVE: THE BLACK ANGELS WED 19 JUN BODEGA, WELLINGTON THU 20 JUN STUDIO, AUCKLAND


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