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03 - 09 JUL 2013 . NZ’S LARGEST FREE WEEKLY STREET PRESS . ISSUE 466 . GROOVEGUIDE.CO.NZ


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NEWS CODY IS A BIELEBER

Justin Bieber will bring his Believe Tour to New Zealand this summer, it was announced that Australia’s Cody Simpson will join Bieber as a special guest. In 2012, Cody launched his first-ever European headlining tour and hit the road as support for Justin Bieber’s U.S. and European Believe Tour, playing to crowds of 20,000. “It was a great experience for me. I was really motivated to make my show even better by watching what Justin and his team were doing on the Believe Tour,” Cody says. Scan the QR code with your smartphone to go to Groove Guide’s mobile website for breaking news, reviews, interviews and more features.

SEE HIM LIVE: JUSTIN BIEBER SAT 23 NOV VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND SUN 24 NOV VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND

ARTY FARTY

The Auckland Art Fair, will present some the region’s most forward-thinking galleries and artists under one roof in August over four days. “If you are curious about contemporary art and how it all works, then the Art Fair is the ideal place to ‘be enlightened’ says Auckland Art Fair Director, Jennifer Buckley. Visitors can buy and see art from 40 curated exhibitions and projects.

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In response to overwhelming public demand following their two Auckland concerts, which sold out in 15 minutes, Fleetwood Mac has announced a third NZ show! The final Auckland show will take place on Wed 04 Dec at Auckland’s Vector Arena. “We get to come to New Zealand so seldom, that the longer we can stay the better we like it! So excited that we are able to add a third show in Auckland!” said Stevie Nicks.

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SHOE CLIQUE

Clique is a new club night showcasing New Zealand’s up and coming talent - a bi-monthly event leading up to the Rhythm and Vines music festival. The club night will premiere on Sat 13 Jul at Cassette 9. Headlining the first event is local dance duo PleasePlease with support from Mayavanya, Tim Richards and Maximus Hush. Tickets are available on the door only, $10 before midnight.

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Comedian Russell Howard has announced he will perform his brand new show, Wonderbox. Returning to Auckland 10 years on since performing as part of the 2004 NZ International Comedy Festival.

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MGMT are back with their self-titled third studio album - MGMT - set to be released on September 17 (US). Returning to Tarbox Road Studios to work with longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann (Coproducer and mixer of Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala), Andrew and Ben experimented with various in-studio writing processes, allowing the music to tell them where it wanted to go. The result is a diverse and powerful collection of 10 songs (including a cover of “Introspection” by 1960’s psych band Faine Jade) that directly mirrors the duo’s encompassing surrealist view of the everyda. Keep your eye out for a New Zealand release date.

HEY HEY MAI MAI

This week Mai FM begans broadcasting across Gisborne on 89.3FM, bringing New Zealand’s hip hop and RnB to the East Coast. Program Director, DJ and pioneer of NZ Hip Hop, DJ Sir-Vere says: “We are stoked to be launching into Gisborne knowing we already have listeners here. We’ve been petitioned by the locals to get ourselves to the coast and now we can finally deliver great hip hop and RnB.” The new 89.3FM frequency for Mai FM will carry existing programming, including Mai Mornings with Nickson and Nate from 6am weekdays and K’Lee across the day.

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In September Elton John will release The Diving Board. The new album is set to be hailed as a sophisticated new chapter. All of the songs on The Diving Board were written by John and his career-long lyrical collaborator, Bernie Taupin. It was recorded at The Village in Los Angeles and produced by T-Bone Burnett. “It’s a very musical album,” says Elton. “There’s a lot to take in. I’m not going to be chasing One Direction up the charts. I’m just making music I feel good about.” NEW ALBUM: DIVING BOARD FRI 13 SEP

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Your house is on fire, what do save? My hard drive full of tunes and demos… My 7” collection… Favourite ‘90s TV show? Seinfeld. Dream job as a kid? Being a musician. First album? First album that really blew my mind was Fear Of A Black Planet by Public Enemy. If you weren’t a musician, what would you be? A luxury goods and services reviewer/critic/lush. Ultimate festival line-up? Wu-Tang Clan, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Bruce, AC/ DC, Chuck Berry, KRS-One, DJ Premier, Gil ScottHeron, The Pixies. Who would play you in a film? I think I would, but if we wanted the film to be successful it would have to be Johnny Depp… right?

MAKINGTRACKS

This months round of MakingTracks has been decided. Each of the 115 applications were judged by seven independent panelists. The panel consisted of Clint Roberts (The Edge), Manu Taylor (95bFM), Phoebe Spiers (C4 Music Television), Nick Atkinson (Radio NZ National/Music 101), Nick Johnston (Hamilton Live Music Trust), Mike Gibson (Munki Studios) and Tania Dean (NZ On Air). Recording and Video Anna Coddington – ‘The Runner’ Charity Children – ‘Fare Thee Well’ Cool Rainbows – ‘Universe’ Eden Mulholland –‘ Growing Up’ Elizabeth Marvelly – ‘Collisions’ Five Mile Town – ‘Without Myself’ Jessie G – ‘Ooh La La’ Joseph Hollows – ‘Celeste’ Las Tetas – ‘The Plains’ Liam Finn – ‘Snug As’ MayaVanya – ‘Run’ Mulholland – ‘Loneliness For Free’ Opshop – ‘All I Ask’ PNC – ‘Love Jones’ featuring Pieter T Randa – ‘Cosby Kid’ Ria Hall – ‘They Come Marching’ Smashproof – ‘Forever’ Tami Neilson – ‘Texas ‘featuring Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams Video Clap Clap Riot – ‘Sweet Patricia’ Ghost Wave – ‘Orb’ Kody Nielson – ‘Demons’ Latinaotearoa – ‘Something About You’ Orchestra Of Spheres – ‘Fingerweg’ PCP Eagles – ‘I Hate The Mall’ Pieter T – ‘Rumors’ Sons Of Zion – ‘Superman’ The Psychs – ‘She Was A Girl’

Worst job you’ve had? Cleaning apartments.

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Which song do you wish you wrote? ‘All Along the Watchtower’ by Bob Dylan. Biggest fear? Falling into a Portaloo at a festival/being trampled to death by One Direction fans.

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First gig in attendance? Shihad at the James Cabaret in ‘94 is an early gig I fondly remember. CAT AND MOUSE

Any vices? Yes, many, but peanut butter is the hardest to kick.

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Favourite lyric? Today it’s from ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ (Bon Scott, AC/DC). “Wanna tell you a story/Bout a woman I know/ When it comes to lovin/She steals the show/ Ain’t exactly pretty/Aint exactly small/42-39-56/ You could say she’s got it all…”

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PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB

BEDFORD @ CPSA

8PM, $35, EVENTTICKETING.CO.NZ

Wednesday. A middle of the week slump that stands in your way to greatness – ie the weekend. Ponsonby Social Club has some sweet beats to get you through to the weekend. The night features a rotation of wickedly talented musos, including Julien Dyne, Jeremy Toy, Isaac Aesili and more.

The Adults are hitting the road again this winter, with a brand new line-up featuring axe-legend Aaron Tokona of Cairo Knife Fight. The tour represents one of the last opportunity to catch the band playing the self-titled debut before they head into the studio.

TOKIMONSTA

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9PM, $20-29, UTR.CO.NZ

The Half Shadows tour reflects the multiple faces of Tokimonsta. The Los Angeles-based artist and producer, otherwise known as Jennifer Lee, traverses a few different spheres on her new full-length album. Sonically, she alchemically mingles ethereal electronic moods. While adding R&B flavor.

THU 04 JUL

gig OF THE WEEK

After a handful of adored live performances in China late in 2012 and an arresting performance at Camp A Low Hum in February, Secret Knives are for the first time since they first came to attention with the release of The Wolves in 2008, touring New Zealand. Glass Vaults are joining thir jaunt.

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KING STREET LIVE, MASTERTON

8PM, $35, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

The lovely ladi is playing debut material from her third album Automatic. If her new single ‘Ikarus’ is anything to go by, she has some great new sounds. Come along for a boogie. She’s joined on tour by producer/partner Parks, Julien Dyne and Brandon Haru as well as Auckland hip hop collective @Peace.

This tour marks the first chance for audiences to see Watercolours, who spent the autumn opening for the likes of Dirty Projectors, Cat Power and Bloc Party. Meanwhile, having just toured Australia under his own name, Anthonie Tonnon has a new live cassette out now, and a single out in June.

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MOONSHINE METHOD WINE CELLAR

8.30PM, $5, DOOR SALES ONLY

Moonshine Method is bringing to you the warm and intimate sounds of White Rabbit Black Monkey, Joseph & Maia, and Paper Cranes in the relaxed cozy environment of the Wine Cellar. Like any good liquorthemed night, this is one to warm your soul.

7PM, $15, DASHTICKETS.CO.NZ

The drum ‘n’ bass duo have released yet another beatheavy, club thumping classic and they’re following it up with some awesome live shows. Wellingtonians The Upbeats are up there with international names and, as the name implies, are all about keeping the energy high and the fists in the air. Glow sticks may be required.

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Fresh off playing alongside Americans’, Moon Duo & King Tuff, Auckland stoner trio Husk are set to unleash their high energy live show around the country. Brandishing solid riffs, accomplished drumming and thunderous bass, Husk create a refreshing dose of tight, psych-rock music.


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ALBUM OF THE WEEK

SAT 06 JUL L.A MITCHELL AND FRIENDS

MAVIS STAPLES ONE TRUE VINE

CBS CANTERBURY ARENA

7.30PM, $15-35, TICKETEK.CO.NZ

Following her show stopping guest appearance with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in 2011, singer LA Mitchell makes a very welcome return. Amongst the friends, who will be joining LA on stage, includes the Dukes. Mark Vanilau, Anika Moa, along with national treasure Dave Dobbyn.

TEN THOUSANDS WINNIE BAGOES

10PM, $12-15, COSMICTICKETING.CO.NZ

Fresh from playing at Sydney’s Stone Music Festival with the likes of Van Halen, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Buckcherry and many more as well as recent supports with I Am Giant and London Cries formerly Juke Kartel, Australian Band Ten Thousand are taking their high energy live show across the Tasman.

MAHIRANGI CORBAN ESTATE ARTS CENTRE 7PM, $15-25, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

ToiToi Music in association with Auckland Council, Corbans Estate & Matariki Festival 2013 presents Mihirangi, BlackSandDiva, Jay Okesene & Huia Hamon and Dale Soul. The former New Zealand’s Got Talent contestant heads a line-up of Aotearoa’s finest shining stars in music.

TREI MR CUE, PALMERSTON NORTH

10PM, $10, DOOR SALES ONLY

One of the leading lights of the New Zealand drum bass scene, Trei is internationally known as both a producer and a DJ, and over the last seven years has made his mark at home and abroad – across Europe he’s had no less than seven successful tours encompassing 22 countries.

SUN 07 JUL 100% VINYL DJS BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

2PM

Radio Ponsonby presents Mixed Messages Britomart Country Club featuring Kirk James, Nigel Love and special guests. 100% vinyl sounds every Tuesday night mean it’s kicking it old school in a cheerful way – no digital tech, tricky stuff (kind of). Just records as God – and musicians – intended.

For every cynical, darker-than-theDark-Knight, brooding musician, there should be a Mavis Staples. She’s like a soothing balm, with a solid, unflappable demeanour and the voice to match. One True Vine continues her strong run of late, following on from 2010’s excellent, You Are Not Alone. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy adds to his busy schedule by producing both albums, also writing much of the music and playing nearly all the instruments on this latest record (except for drums where he drafted in his son, Spencer). One True Vine plays to its singers strength, focusing on a mix of gospel and soul while switching between original pieces and covers with ease. Tweedy handpicked the songs for just that reason, with subsequent results making it hard to fault his selection. Even in the slightest. Proceedings open with ‘Holy Ghost,’ a cover from Minnesota indie-darlings, Low, and reborn here by way of Miss Staples engrossing delivery. She owns the song much like Mimi Parker does the Low version, but Ma adds her vast years to the lyric, a weight that gives her words a weary yet enduring undertone. Those decades are further laid bare on gospel track, ‘Far Celestial Shore,’ a short but gorgeous tune, and ‘What Are They Doing In Heaven Today,’ a lengthier ditty that encompasses the thoughtfulness of One True Vine. Both acknowledge a contemplation of time and mortality, with Ma wringing every drop of wistful

wonder out of her vocals. The pace quickens on ‘Sow Good Seeds,’ an ol’ timey classic that melds Ma and Tweedy’s voices with some supple slide guitar... again provided courtesy of the Wilco front man. ‘I Like The Things About Me’ brings it all back to the future, with a swampy, blues-rock flavour that could have wandered in straight off of a Black Keys album. If anything, the track highlights what might be a great co-lab for the future, if the Keys and Mavis get together. Back to the present, and One True Vine closes with its title track, an appropriately chosen cover by - take a guess - Wilco. It’s not quite the showcase closer you might expect for Ma’s big finale (okay, so that’s one song selection slightly faulted), but it does a nice job of rounding off the musical relationship between Staples and Tweedy. They’re one hell-of-a match, so here’s hoping Ma and Jeff continue this partnership for many more albums to come. WRITTEN BY DARREN MASLIN

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THU 04 JUL BACH TO THE FUTURE

MARK OWEN ACTOR – YES, PRIME MINISTER

TOWN HALL

Your fantasy spirit animal is… Unicorn. Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… Pig in a poke!

Scottish conductor Rory Macdonald boasts an impressive series of debuts in the UK and Europe. He leads a programme inspired by and including the music of Bach – hence the clever, puntastic title. The concert features Bartók’s masterpiece Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta.

The best TV show around at the moment is… Modern Family. The best place for a date night is… Krispy Kreme outlets.

KNICKKNACK DANCE THEATRE

You’d get arrested if the police knew that you… Lick each donut first before purchasing the one I want!

TAPAC $15 - $20 THU 04 JUL - SAT 06 JUL

KnickKnack is a creation of Febe Holmes and Amy Mauvan, an explorative and quirky new multi-media dance theatre work. Follow two dancing dolls go on a journey of imaginative proportions to find Tony. They travel to wonderful places and meet intriguing characters along the way.

SAT 06 JUL

People say you look like… Donald Trump. Kittens or puppies? Puppies.

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Alvin and the Chipmunks. What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? The Great Gatsby.

KRD STRIP - A PLACE TO STAND CENTENNIAL DRIVE AUDITORIUM PALMERSTON NORTH $25-$30

The most infamous street in Auckland has a rich and significant past Okareka Dance Company tackles the heavy issues through dance. Six performers combine dance, theatre, music and waiata to premiere the highly-anticipated K’Rd Strip, playing as part of the New Zealand Matariki season.

CALIFORNIA DESIGN AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? On any park bench.

What generic current affair has your blood boiled? Bus Time Tables. SEE IT LIVE: YES, PRIME MINISTER TUE 02 JUL - SAT 06 JUL OPERA HOUSE, WELLLINGTON TUE 09 JUL - SAT 13 JUL CIVIC THEATRE, AUCKLAND TUE 16 JUL - SAT 20 JUL AURORA CENTRE, CHRISTCHURCH yesprimeminister.co.nz

What happens when you mix Coca Cola with Pepsi? My stomach explodes.

TUE 09 JUL PINK FLOYD DOUBLE FEATURE STARDOME

10AM-5PM, $12-35, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ SAT 06 JUL - SUN 29 SEP

Much life singing ‘California Dreamin’ while spinning around in a circle, be transported to the sun-kissed West Coast. Discover the creative lifestyle that shaped design history. Lust after mid-century design icons from beachwear and textiles, to surfboards, furniture and architecture.

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Re-live two of the greatest rock albums of all time, Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall in the planetarium theatre. Sit back and revel in the surround sound with psychedelic images projected on the dome ceiling, to go along with the music. Two glasses of wine and a sausage sizzle is included!

WARHOL: IMMORTAL

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The exhibition features Warhol’s portraits of friends, celebrities, socialites, politicians, and rock stars across multiple media – paintings, MTV videos, experimental films, screen prints, drawings, and magazine covers. Among them are the flamboyant, repetitive portraits that made him most famous.


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City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi Gregory Crewdson: In a Lonely Place 15 Jun. – 8 Sept. Shane Cotton: The Hanging Sky 15 Jun. – 6 Oct.

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Artists’ Film International 14 Jun. – 27 Sept. Sheyne Tuffery: Ghost in the Machine 29 Jun. – 1 Sept. How to Fall: Ruth Thomas-Edmond, Melissa Irving, Heather Hayward, Marnie Slater 29 Jun. – 25 Aug. Open Daily 10am – 5pm www.citygallery.org.nz Free Entry Image: Untitled (Railway Children) 2003–2005 © Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

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FILM OF THE WEEK

WED 03 JUL LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND S40

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

RIALTO CHANNEL, 7.25PM

Host Jools Holland has performed and recorded with some of the most talented musicians and songwriters in the world. In this new series, watch out for performances from Paul Weller, The Maccabees, Willis Earl Beal, Jack White, Norah Jones, Alabama Shakes, Grimes, Damon Albarn, St Vincent, Richard Hawley, Plan B, Django Django and more.

directed by Derek Cianfrance Starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, bradley cooper

THU 04 JUL DESPICABLE ME 2 GENERAL RELEASE

The sequel to the 2010 hit is here! Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal after he turned himself over to the good side. Juggling fighting crime with raising his three adopted daughters, it’s a barrel of laughs as he struggles with his new nice side.

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Director Richard Linklater revisits distant lovebirds Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) in Greece, nine years after being reacquainted in Before Sunset and almost two decades since they first met on the train in Before Sunrise. It’s being hailed as one to watch, so you better school up on the first two!

Ryan Gosling has seduced the Tumblrverse but it seems he has a hold on directors too. The Gos reprises the role of muse for Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance, glowering as the troubled pivot of this father-son epic and doling out a gut-grabbing, moving performance as a staunch motorcycle stunt rider. Too often we see loser dads on screen willfully abandoning their children and responsibilities. The Place Beyond the Pines bucks this with dads desperately trying to do their best for their offspring, despite their own shortcomings. Sure, there are fantastic action set pieces with bank busts, speeding motorbikes and police chases, but the soul of the film lies in its emotional drive and that’s what propels the story along, even

when the structure rides roughshod over convention. It’s a film of two halves with Bradley Cooper making a late entrance as the conflicted hero and, like Gosling, impressively flexing his leading man acting moves. Cianfrance stretches the scope of the film well beyond crime thriller, reaching for an almost operatic scale commentary on consequences and legacy. It’s ambitious, self-conscious and overegged at times, but there is enough grit and uniformly strong showings from the star-supporting cast (Ray Liotta, Eva Mendes and Australian Ben Mendelsohn cementing his Hollywood breakthrough off the back of Animal Kingdom) to pack a poignant punch. WRITTEN BY FRANCES MORTON, FLICKS.CO.NZ

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INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO: TINA FEY ARTS CHANNEL, 8.30PM

As an actress, comedian, writer and producer, Tina is best known for her work on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, as well as her films Mean Girls and Date Night. Fey’s talents have been recognised with seven Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Climb aboard the magic carpet and enter a whole new world, where wishes really do come true! Who doesn’t love this Disney classic – with Robin Williams as the wise-cracking genie, a clever monkey, a love story and awesome songs! A poor boy and a beautiful princess are brought together by a wish.

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This is the dramatic story told as only Aaron Sorkin/ David Fincher could. In 2003, Harvard undergraduate and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg began working on a programme that would change the face of social networking forever. The result: Facebook.


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ORTOLANA THE PAVILIONS, 31 TYLER ST

The newest addition to the dining menu at Britomart is Ortolana, a new garden-to-table bistro concept run by the talented team behind Cafe on Kohi and Takapuna Beach Cafe. Located in an airy, light-filled conservatory and surrounded by greenery, Ortolana is an urban oasis, the perfect spot for a long lunch on a sunny day.

PRE-FAB 14 JESSIE STREET

Pre-fab take a totally fresh and unpretentious approach to daytime dining, from abandoning cabinet food in favour of fresh from the kitchen fare, to Cleanskin wines at a flat price per bottle, to free sparkling water and bottomless single origin filter coffee.

MEXICAN CAFÉ

The party is about to begin with the Mexican Cafe’s week-long birthday celebrations begin this coming Monday with Margarita Monday – that’s sure turn your Mondayitis around. There is a great prize to be won in the cocktail making contest and all-day Happy Hour prices on House Margaritas, made with El Jimador Reposado tequila – plus spot prizes and giveaways. And that’s not all: Sol Mexican Beer (Cerveza) will be at Happy Hour price for the whole week. Check out their website for a full list of fun and exciting events, with food and drink discounts galore.

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

DEPOT

86 Federal St, 363-7048

DE POST Atico Cocina

Victoria Park Market 19 Drake St Freemans Bay, 354-4030 Inspired Caribbean food and cocktails in the Old Stables & Roof Terrace of the Vic Park Market.

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

BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

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

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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 Big J’s - Gourmet burgers rated no.1 via Concrete Play Ground 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 03

Miles Calder, Emily Fairlight, Ebony Lamb

The Improv Lounge presents Micetro

Bodega, $5

8PM, The Fringe Bar, $10

The Legend of Hector

The Medicine Stand Up Comedy

Tokimonsta

8PM, BATS Theatre

9PM, The San Francisco Bath House

8PM, The Cavern Club, $8

Wednesday Night Free Show!: Secretaries on Standby 9.30PM, Mighty Mighty

Yes, Prime Minister 7:30PM, The Opera House

Thu 04

Fri 05

DJ Imagine This

BNP & LOG HORN BREED

8PM, 1885

General Lee

7:30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

KFM presents Massive

6PM, Auckland War Memorial Museum

9PM, Verona

Red Cup Night

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

Louder - Metal DJs

7.30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Moonshine Method

The Nark Collective & Creative Jazz Club

8PM, The Wine Cellar

Thu 04

7PM, Ponsonby Social Club

8PM, 1885

BLOC Events present FRESH SOUNDS 9PM, The Station

Occupational Therapy with Djs Onny Kaulima & TDK Open mic Comedy night 8PM, The Thirsty Dog

Open Mic Night 7PM, The Empire

7PM, Circa Theatre

Mon 08

The Whiskey Show Australia Fundraiser and Single Release

Tue 09

8PM, Scotty and Mal’s Cocktail and Lounge Bar

8PM, The Fringe Bar

Jane Austen is Dead 6:30PM, BATS Theatre

Zomburlesque: Resurrection 7.30PM, Bodega, $20

REGIONAL gig guide Operation Underground Launch Party

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

Theatresports 2013

8PM, Meow

Hunters & Selectors

Hillary Expert Session - Hillary’s Legacy in Action

1PM, The Paramount Theatre

6PM, Victoria University

Circling Sun Band with support from Dylan C

Hayden Winslow

Globe On Screen - The Taming of the Shrew

Wellington Mingus Ensemble

Jul 03

5:30PM, Racket Bar

4PM, Circa Theatre

NZSM-NZSO - Colin Currie Percussion Masterclass

Gralemani Trio

Ponsonby Social Club

C - A Musical

Raw Meat Comedy

Britomart Country Club

6:30PM, Sale St

1:30PM, Te Papa

10.30PM, Mighty Mighty

DJ Jason Eli Funktion & Basement Jazz

Conch Records at BCC

9PM, Bodega, $20

Underground Burlesque

Art & Music

9PM, Verona

10PM, Matterhorn

8:30pm, Bar Medusa

6pm, Commons

Chango Rey

Samuel Scott (DJ)

8PM, Snapdragon

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge 6PM, Racket Bar

8PM, The San Francisco Bath House

HUSK & THE SHADOW BLASTERS

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Sun 07

Automatic 80’s Show

8PM, Bodega, $35

Wed 03

Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band Final Show

7PM, InterContinental Wellington

Sat 06

6:30PM, Michael Fowler Centre

Ladi6 w/ support from @Peace

9.30PM, Mighty Mighty

Warhol Film Screening Chelsea Girls

Bold Worlds

10.30PM, Mighty Mighty

GRAVEYARD LOVE & KARIIBA

Rehome SPCA  Give me Fever  Gala Dinner and Charity Auction

Queens, Dunedin

Jul 04 Honour Matariki Celebration Tour

Honour Matariki Celebration Tour

Kaikohe Memorial Hall, Kaikohe

Midge McCleary The Boathouse, Nelson

The Upbeats, Tommy Gee, Haki, Skypills Poverty Bay Club, Gisborne

Te Ahu Centre, Kaitaia

Jul 06

Tahu & The Takahes w/ Bill Morris & Bikk

Anthonie Tonnon & Watercolours NZ Tour

Chicks Hotel, Dunedin

Space Monster, Wanganui

Jul 05

Cornerstone Roots & Jamin-I

Anthonie Tonnon & Watercolours NZ Tour Major Toms, Mt Maunganui

Graveyard Love EP Release Tour Queens, Dunedin

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Hot Lava, Ohakune

Ladi6 w/ @Peace

The Mayfair, New Plymouth

Midge McCleary Mussel Inn, Golden Bay


SHIT WORTH DOING

auckland gig guide The Wax Works: T-Rice & Hudge

5PM, Britomart Country Club

Fri 05 1ST FRIDAYS - PUNK, ROCK, METAL, INDIE 8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

Intimacies

8PM, Maidment Theatre

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

MayaVanya & Puzzles 6PM, Racket Bar

CRNKN

‘Mind The Bollix?

DJ Laura Lush

SBM Presents: His Masters Voice, Filth Dog & Bloodnut @ Whammy

1885

6pm, Commons

Dean Campbell

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

DJ Hudge

6pm, La Zeppa Kitchen

DJ Josh on Decks Imperial Lane

The Dogs Bollix

DJ Rose Alice Everybody`s

Down The Hatch 6PM, Sale St

DJ ExMixKid

3pm, La Zeppa Kitchen

Frank Booker & Gene Rivers

Hawaiian Airlines Sunday Session with the Sentimental Sound System

5:30PM, Britomart Country Club

3PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

9PM, Snapdragon

The CVE

Intimacies

Miho Wada

9PM, The Empire

8PM, Maidment Theatre

Windsor Castle

The Encore Comedy Show - Guy Williams

Keds Klub

SONIC DELUSION

10PM, 1885

4:30PM, Leigh Sawmill

Marina Katerina

Sundays at Sale St In Session

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

2:30PM, Sale St

8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Naquadah, Sonic Altar, Downfall of Humanity The Kings Arms

Mon 08

Sat 06

Saturday night at Sale St

Auckland Film Society Weekly Film

7PM, Sale St

6:30PM, Academy Cinemas

Seva Hifi

Intimacies

Verona

8PM, Maidment Theatre

Six of the Best

Kings Arms Music Quiz!

10000

8PM, Racket Bar

Classic Late & Live Comedy

10:30PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Dylan C & Jerm

5:30PM, Britomart Country Club

Club Classics - The Best of House

Fridays at Revelry wi DJ Katana

DJ Tido

5PM, Revelry

7pm, Commons

Ian Beatmaster

Deep & Disco

8pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

9pm, Northern Steamship

Acoustic Sunday Session w Eli Guttenbiel

8PM, Maidment Theatre

Nigel Love & Momentus 6pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar

DJ Normski

2PM, Britomart Country Club

Intimacies

Weekend Comedy Showcase

Ponsonby Social Club

Ponsonby Social Club

100% Vinyl DJs

9PM, Ding Dong Lounge

DJ Lo

Djs Junior & Paydirt

Djs Bplus & Andy Jv

Sun 07

Grimas

DJ Jason Kyle

9PM, Snapdragon

10PM, Bacco Room

9PM, Whammy Bar

7PM, Encore Entertainment Venue

6pm, Northern Steamship

Dimension: The Quantum Evolution

10PM, Spy Bar

8PM, The Juice Bar

The Dose

La Zeppa Kitchen

Winter Solstice with MayaVanya 9PM, Revelry

The Kings Arms

Tue 09 Beats, Eats & Co. with Dustin (Conch) and friends 6PM, Ponsonby Social Club

Quiz Night

11PM, Ink

7PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

CHRISTCHURCH gig guide Wed 03 Charlotte Ivey & Simon Gregory Darkroom

Thu 04

Fri 05 10000 w/ guests

8PM, The Bedford at CPSA

Sat 06 Bassfreaks Presents: Vegas 9PM, Dux Live

Zebedees

Monte, Ashei & guests

8PM, Dux Live

9PM, Churchills

Eden Mulholland Feed The Beast Release

Jed & Hera

Secret Knives & Glass Vaults

L.A. Mitchell and Friends

Tahu & The Takahes w/ Bill Morris & Bikk

Lupus Lunar

Sabotage, The Where, & Incarna 8PM, Wunderbar

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The Adults

A Decent Into Hades, Shallow Grave Stone Angels

9pm, The Brewery

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9PM, Wunderbar, $10

9PM, Darkroom

7:30PM, CBS Canterbury Arena Wunderbar

The Club Christchurch’s only nightclub Grand Opening! 8PM, The Club, $10

The Living Dolls 5th Anniversary Show 8PM, The Bedford at CPSA

Sun 07 Adam McGrath (The Eastern) 8PM, The Brewery

Drive-In-Movie Night

5:45PM, Clyde Road Car Park, $15


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BARS

Shit worth dRINKING

CUCK COCKTAIL EMPORIUM 57 CUSTOMHOUSE QUAY

A quirky cocktail lounge and cafe opened by the fine owners of Hawthorn Lounge and Hooch where not only the drinks are for sale but also the furniture. This place epitomises Wellington and all its hipsterness. Sit in a leather-bound armchair and play a game of scrabble or yahtzee whilst drinking your fav cocktail.

THE CARPARK 1 LOWER HOBSON ST

THE REVIVAL CONTAINER BAR

Like a place you go to to park up for the night, that’s exactly what Carpark is all about. But for you, not your car. Whether you choose to relax on the large outdoor heated deck, sink into a comfortable leather booth or enjoy one of the homemade gourmet pizzas.

As Christchurch continues to push the boundaries of what can be done with a shipping container, this latest container business has a great vibe. Owners have used recycled materials to decorate and furnish the space. An on-site caravan vendor takes care of the food requirements (Lebanese options) and the bar extends from New Zealand beers to cocktails. With a pleasant outdoor seating area and DJs and three-piece bands playing anything from Manfred Mann to Friendly Fires, and JJ Cale to The XX in the evenings. Designed to move easily and quickly, the Revival is a boutique pub that can be shifted in just days as the building scene changes around it.

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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.

GOLDEN DAWN

Cnr Ponsonby & Richmond Rds, 376-9929

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.

RACKET BAR

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

MEXICO

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.

VERONA

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

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.

NEWMARKET NEWMARKET THE CLADDAGH

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

CENTRAL& K’RD & Krd CENTRAL DING DONG LOUNGE

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

Rakinos- Beats, Bar, Kitchen

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

PARNELL PARNELL 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.

GRACE BAR

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

BRITOMART BRITOMART 1885

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

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.

AGENTS & MERCHANTS

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

FIDDLER IRISH BAR

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

THE BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

31 Galway St, 303-2541 A garden bar in the middle of the city. Comes with a mini golf lawn, cocktail jugs and vinyl-only DJs.

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!

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.

KINGSLAND KINGSLAND Citizen ParK

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 OAKROOM 17 Drake, 300 6313

424 New North Rd, 846-4964 SoCal inspired garden bar with great food and a social-friendly atmosphere. Relaxed place to come eat, drink, and mingle.

Neighbourhood Brewbar

BREW ON QUAY

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

VIADUCT VIADUCT

THE PADDINGTON

REVELRY

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

SHOOTER SALOON BAR

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

Shadows Student Bar 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.

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

The Portland Public House

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

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tours & events

Upcoming tours & events THE ADULTS

Fri 5 Jul The Bedford at CPSA, Christchurch Sat 6 Jul San Fran Bath House, Wellington

ALL TIME LOW (US)

Tue 27 Aug Zeal West, Auckland

AMANDA PALMER (US)

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

EL SCHLONG

Sat 13 Jul San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 19 Jul Biddy Mulligan’s, Hamilton Sat 20 Jul The Kings Arms, Auckland

FAT FREDDY’S DROP

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

FLEETWOOD MAC (UK/US)

Wed 04 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland Thu 06 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland Fri 07 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland

FLUME (AU)

Wed 09 Oct Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland Fri 11 Oct James Smith Basement, Wellington Sat 12 Oct Union Hall, Dunedin

Fri 16 Aug Dux Live, Christchurch Sat 17 Aug The Royal Hotel, Palmerston North

HUSK

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

JAGWAR MA (AU)

Wed 07 Aug The Kings Arms, Auckland

JAKE BUGG (UK)

Tue 30 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland

Fri 25 Oct - Sun 28 Oct ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

THE JAPANDROIDS (CA)

MICHAEL WINSLOW (US)

JUSTIN BIEBER (CA)

Fri 09 Aug - Sat 10 Aug Westpac Stadium, Wellington

BERNARD FANNING (AU)

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

BRUNO MARS (US)

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

CAMP A LOW HUM 2014

Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb Wainuiomata

CHICAGO

Sat 13 Jul - Sat 27 Jul Playhouse Theatre, Auckland

THE DATSUNS

Thu 29 Aug The Ballroom, Whangarei Fri 30 Aug The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 31 Aug The Royal, Palmerston North Thu 05 Sep Mayfair, New Plymouth Fri 06 Sep The Cabana, Napier Sat 07 Sep King Street Live, Masterton Thu 12 Sep Bodega, Wellington Fri 13 Sep Bedford at CPSA, Christchurch Sat 14 Sep Refuel, Dunedin

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FLY MY PRETTIES

Thu 05 Sep Te Ahu, Kaitaia Fri 06 Sep Turner Centre, Kerikeri Sat 07 Sep Forum North Expo Hall, Whangarei Sun 08 Sep Town Hall, Dargaville Tue 10 Sep Mercury Theatre, Auckland Wed 11 Sep Mercury Theatre, Auckland Thu 12 Sep Founders Theatre, Hamilton Fri 13 Sep The Devon Hotel, New Plymouth Sat 14 Sep The Royal Wanganui Opera House, Wanganui Sun 15 Sep Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Hastings Wed 18 Sep The Opera House, Wellington Fri 20 Sep Nelson School of Music, Nelson Sat 21 Sep NBS Theatre, Westport Sun 22 Sep The Fletcher Building Festival Club, Christchurch Wed 25 Sep Ashburton Events Centre, Ashburton Thu 26 Sep The Union Hall, Dunedin Sat 28 Sep Wanaka Events Centre, Wanaka Sun 29 Sep Queenstown Memorial Hall, Queenstown Wed 02 Oct The Civic Theatre, Invercargill

FOALS (UK)

Sat 05 Oct Town Hall, Auckland

GOBLIN ‘SUSPERIA’ LIVE Fri 19 Jul The Civic, Auckland

HEAD LIKE A HOLE

Thu 08 Aug The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 09 Aug Altitude, Hamilton Sat 10 Aug Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui Thu 15 Aug Bodega, Wellington

Sat 06 Jul CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch

MANIC STREET PREACHERS (UK)

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

BEERVANA

L.A MITCHELL & CHRISTCHURCH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

JAMES BLAKE (UK)

Thu 02 Aug Town Hall, Auckland

ARMAGEDDON

Fri 19 Jul Heaven & Hell, Rotorua Sat 20 Jul Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

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

K’RD STRIP A PLACE TO STAND

Tue 02 Jul - Wed 03 Jul Telecom Playhouse, Hamilton Sat 06 Jul Centennial Drive Auditorium, Palmerston North Wed 10 Jul - Sat 13 Jul Downstage Theatre, Wellington

Tue 02 Jul Vector Arena, Auckland

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

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL (US)

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

NORTHERN BASS

Mon 30 Dec - Tue 31 Dec Worsfords Farm, Mangawhai

NZ HERALD PREMIER SERIES: BACH TO THE FUTURE Thu 04 Jul Town Hall, Auckland

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

LA DE DA

Mon 30 Dec - Tue 31 Dec Daisybank Farm, Martinborough Vineyards

LADI6 WITH @PEACE

Thu 04 Jul King Street Live, Masterton Fri 05 Jul Bodega, Wellington Sat 06 Jul The Mayfair, New Plymouth Fri 12 Jul The Ballroom, Whangarei Sat 13 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland Thu 18 Jul Sideline Bar, Napier

NZ HERALD PREMIER SERIES: NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S ORGANIST Thu 18 Jul Town Hall, Auckland

OLLY MURS (UK)

Thu 07 Nov ASB Theatre, Auckland


tours & events

Upcoming tours & events ONE DIRECTION (UK)

STEVE VAI (US)

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

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

SALT N PEPA

Fri 15 Nov ASB Theatre, Auckland

PASSION PIT (US)

Thu 25 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland

SECRET KNIVES & GLASS VAULTS

RHYTHM & VINES

Sun 29 Dec - Tue 31 Dec Waiohika Estate vineyard, Gisborne

TRUTH

WARHOL: IMMORTAL Tue 02 Jul - Sun 25 Aug Te Papa, Wellington

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

Fri 12 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 19 Jul The Bedford at CPSA, Christchurch Sat 20 Jul Queens, Dunedin Sun 21 Jul Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers Fri 26 Jul The Cabana, Napier Sat 27 Jul James Cabaret, Wellington

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

Fri 19 Jul The Bay, Waiheke Island Sat 20 Jul Bacco Room, Auckland Wed 24 Jul Opium, Wanaka Thu 25 Jul 10 Bar, Dunedin Fri 26 Jul Sandwiches, Wellington Sat 27 Jul The Bedford at CPSA, Christchurch

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THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION

THE VEILS

TAYLOR SWIFT (US)

Fri 05 Jul Darkroom, Christchurch Sat 06 Jul Queens, Dunedin Fri 12 Jul Space Monster, Wanganui Sat 13 Jul The Golden Dawn, Auckland

SHAPESHIFTER

Fri 12 Jul The Bedford Big Top, Christchurch Sat 13 Jul 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

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

TOKIMONSTA (US)

Wed 03 Jul Bacco Room, Auckland Thu 04 Jul San Fran Bath House, Wellington

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

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EDITORIAL Elegance

On a recent car journey, I told my daughter “Stay in school, work hard and have a dream. Have a plan for what you want to be when you grow up.” “Like the band Editors?” she asked, “a band that got together whilst studying music technology at Staffordshire University, a good platform for their dark-edgy, post Franz Ferdinand template pop.” “Exactly,” I replied, “exactly.” “Ha, you did not,” laughs Editors’ bassist/synth player Russell Leetch, “but I know what you’re saying. It was at school that we got our act together. We were playing various kinds of music and it all came together. We did that for some time and after a while you need you directions.” Well, that wasn’t what I was implying, but go on…. “The first two albums [2005’s The Back Room and 2007’s An End Has A Start] were pretty driven but when we did In This Light And On This Evening [2009] we were starting to work away from the original sound. For this new album, we were after more… space. Like bands such as REM, the way they put the landscape in their sound… So we packed up the whole Editors’ village [partners, kids and entourage] and jump on a plane.” A bold move, heading to the Deep South of the US of A is a pretty big for a band grounded in a tradition of Euro-pop. Until now hits like ‘Bullets’, ‘Munich’, ‘Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors’ and ‘Bones’ all arched menacingly like a swinging light bulb in an interrogation room. But the new work was more melancholic, deep thinking, contemplative. “When Chris [Urbanowicz, founding member and lead guitarist] left and Justin [Lockey] and Elliot [Williams] joined it felt like Editors MkII – a new band with a new sound. So we went about as far as we could.” That distance was found by checking in at Blackbird Studios in Nashville where they hooked up with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Of Monsters And Men, Kings Of Leon). The resulting product The Weight Of Your Love is a “well different album, a real departure from what we’ve done before.”

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GROOVE TALKS TO RUSSELL LEETCH OF EDITORS ON THE IMPENDING RELEASE FOR THE NEW ALBUM.

I noted that Tom Smith [lead vocals, guitar, piano] describes the new album as “having a foot in that alt rock/Americana world” and of “feeling untouchable at times”. “We did it mostly live,” adds Leetch. It contains their most direct songs to date and also features extra production from Clint Mansell on ‘Nothing’, rescored from the original to become what Tom and Ed Lay [drums, percussion, backing vocals] both describe as the “centerpiece” of the album. Lyrically, it’s focused on “love songs... that don’t adhere to the traditional love song type”, says Smith. “I’d agree,” notes Leetch, “though, they’re not creepy, or stalker-like, you know.” The album sees Smith sing in falsetto for the first time on ‘What Is This Thing Called Love’, which is a turn down a sweeter road. “I guess being in the dessert gives us the freedom to go a bit crazy,” comments Leetch, “because we could shine these long mirrors at each other and see what reflects back. The light out there is so bright, the glare of hope I guess.” Interesting - since the new album really feels like a compliment to the recent works of other like-minded bands, such as the National. “Well, there’s a compliment. That’s the antidote to the grimy brick walls of an English studio.” And that has to be a good thing. Speaking of which, I ask. What’s the best thing about the South? What might have left a mark on you? “Mmmm,” he thinks, “The beer. Definitely! Not Miller Lite. The real stuff. Better than a pint of brown ale. There’s so much choice.” I guess that’s something that you won’t learn in school. WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR A THE WEIGHT OF YOUR LOVE LBUM OUT: FRI 05 JUL


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UP FM PRESENTS

This Month in Clubland Written by nick collings

CRNKN

Hailing from New Hampshire, but currently based in Los Angeles, USA, 20-year-old Gabe Baer, otherwise known as CRNKN has burst out of his bedroom and onto the big stage. In less than a year with a lot of mentoring from Trap gods Flosstradamus he has signed records with Diplos ‘Mad Decent’ record label and set about on a world tour. He credits his background as a kid learning guitar to his digital uprising alongside being musically fed on Jurassic 5, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The xx and Purity Ring. CRNKN is poised to have a breakout year in 2013. ESSENTIAL LISTENING UX x CRNKN – ‘BOOTY 2 THE GROUND’ (FREE DOWNLOAD – 2012) CRKN & MUST DIE - ‘THE PALMTOP TIGER’ (SINGLE - 2013) TOKIMONSTA - GO WITH IT (CRNKN REMIX) (SINGLE – 2013) SEE HIM DJ: CRNKN FRI 05 JULY 1885, AUCKLAND

POTBELLEEZ

The Potbelleez were formed in Sydney in 2003 as an electro-house and dance music group. Both founders David Greene (aka Dave Goode) and Jonathon Murphy (Jonny Sonic) were born in Dublin, Ireland. In 2003 Brisbane-born rapper Blue MC (Marisa Lock) was working in London as one half of a beatbox duo Streetbox with MC Xander on drum machine and vocals. By 2005 The Potbelleez were working in Sydney and when Blue MC returned to Australia she joined the group. Soon after the trio begun playing live and in 2006 Ilan Kidron (aka iKid) joined on vocals. Late 2006 the Potbelleez signed to the Vicious Records label and what followed resulted in 2 ARIA awards, 6 top 50 singles, 2 albums, 2 EPs, a tour with Usher and Scooter, numerous car commercials and countless appearances everywhere from the AFL Footy Show to the Sydney Opera House. “They are now signed to Ministry of Sound Australia so look out for new material!” ESSENTIAL LISTENING ‘DON’T HOLD BACK’ (SINGLE - 2007) ‘ARE YOU WITH ME’ (SINGLE – 2008) ‘FROM THE MUSIC’ (SINGLE – 2011) SEE THEM DJ: POTBELLEEZ SAT 20 JUL SPY BAR, AUCKLAND

ANDY VANN Finely Tuned Music Years DJing: 30 years. Style Of Music You DJ: Club sets are generally house, deep house and nu disco. Bar sets are nu jazz, nu soul, disco and downbeat. Labels you’re associated with: Fine Tuned Music (Events and Artist Agency) Grass Green Recordings and HuHu Music.

NATIONAL ANTHEMS

God of nations… Oh wait no that kind. National Anthems, as a dance brand, is a decade old. Its purpose is to relive a musical time of the late 90’s/early 00’s when K’Rd was scattered with colourful creatures by the thousands with clubs like Jones, Voyager, Sinners, Angle, and Kiss becoming a religious weekly experience and the mighty St James held 3000 person parties. National Anthems appeals to an older crowd so lock in the babysitters and get out the Gatecrasher CDs. ESSENTIAL LISTENING DELERIUM – ‘SILENCE (DJ TIESTO IN SEARCH OF SUNRISE REMIX)’ (SINGLE 1999) ENERGY 52 – CAFÉ DEL MAR (THREE N ONE REMIX) (SINGLE – 1997) ARMIN – COMMUNICATION (SINGLE – 1999) SEE THEM DJ: ANDY DAY, DANIEL RO, MC ENERGY AND NICK COLLINGS SAT 27 JUL TRENCH BAR, AUCKLAND

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What is the ethos behind Fine Tuned? Fine Tuned is the brand that runs the events and is also an agency attached to the labels. While each label has its own ethos Fine Tuned is the umbrella that is driving the development and export of NZ talent within the genres we are working with. Proudest Moment of 2013? Shallow Taxi Club – ‘Nights Turn Brighter EP’ hitting #1 in all genres on junodownload.com, but in general terms I am very proud that we have achieved all the goals for both labels we have set out thus far. What is the secret to longevity in the NZ electronic scene? Love what you do. Enjoy the music and have a good laugh with people. The best piece of advice you could give to up and coming producers? Don’t let your ego get in the way of some good constructive criticism. SEE HIM DJ: ANDY VANN SAT 06 JUL INK BAR, AUCKLAND


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TRUTH SOUNDSYSTEM SELECTAHS Most people categorise Truth as dubstep producers. How does Truth define themselves musically? “Soundsystem music” would be the broadest definition we could give. To clarify: everything we do has some sort of cinematic, dark or moody element and we do try to make music, which can be listened to at home. However, underlinning each track is always a solid sub-bassline, which needs a quality soundsystem to really be appreciated properly and to its fullest extent. What are the biggest changes you’ve found to relocating from Christchurch to San Francisco? San Francisco is the epitome of a cosmopolitan world city. It’s a fusion of so many different influences: cultural, culinary, musical, social... there’s always something going on. Which is one of the reasons we started our ‘Deep, Dark and Dangerous’ night on a Tuesday night there. First of all, people are prepared to go out until 2-3am on a Tuesday. It’s also a big enough city where we could start to develop a particular sub-culture within the genre, on a school night, where we knew that those who came out were there to hear the music we are out to provide them. That night goes off too! We’ve built it up to the point where it’s always really good! A fair bit of your music uses news broadcast and spoken word from movies. How much time do you spend watching movies, TV, documentaries / researching samples? We go through phases. Sometimes we might spend time every day for a week picking through audio, which we have ripped from various sources. Other times we’ll just be on the lookout when watching a documentary. Say, if we hear something we like, we’ll try to remember, or write down the time to revisit later in the studio. The record you’ve made, you are most proud of (and why)? ‘Devil’s Hands / I Belong’ [Tempa] . I am stoked with the huge reaction this 12” has received and the label (Tempa) it’s on. It’s also a good representation of the current Truth sound and both tracks compliment each other. It’s been a year since you released your second album Love Shadow as a free download. Is there a new album in the works? We intend to write the next album from start to finish as one distinct project to give it it’s own identity. Right now it’s about timing. We have so much coming out over the next 9 months. Multiple 12”s on Tempa, an EP on Rottun and another on Deep Medi, as well as some more stuff we’re currently locking down. Realistically, for an album we’d need a little more space, so we’re currently thinking early 2014 for the next full-length album. REad the interview in full online

TOM PIPER AUSTRALIAN FRESHMAKER Years Producing: If you count playing round on a 303 or on Cubase at school, perhaps like about nine years ha ha, but I’ve only had things actually happening proper more recently. Affiliate Labels: Bakehaus Records, No Frills Label, Ministry Of Sound Australia, Hussle, Downright. Those are ones I have current releases coming on. I have had releases on many others but I wouldn’t claim them as my labels ya know. Some of the artists you’ve worked with: Tommy Trash, Daniel Farley, 360, Bone Thugs, Snob Scrilla, Bluejuice, Nom De Strip, Kissy Sell Out, Micky Slim, Chrome, Blaze Tripp, Ray Foxx, Wax Motif & many other vibemasters. I really enjoy doing collabs with peeps, way more fun in the studio! Please describe your ‘sound’: I actually find this quite difficult to do cause I really do lots of different stuff and don’t really stick to a specific genre... lets just say – fresh and with vibe. How did you get your first big break? I had lots of already established producers & DJs help me along the way which was really important. I can’t really remember any specific thing. I got where I am atm by doing lots of hard work and good support from friends and the scene. What are you currently most excited about... musically? Mmmmm, I dunno. I love getting in the studio and playing round with new vibes and combining them with older things to create new music. What is a little known skill you possess? I’m pretty awesome at filling up the studio with more toys and unneeded crap than music gear haha, and I got heaps of gear so imagine how much BS there is. Still good but. Who is the person you’d most like to snapchat with? Was going to say something stupid but I reckon it’d be pretty cool to get snapchats from Will Ferrell, he’s mad funny on twitter and be sick on snapchat - no porno vibes but thanksssss. What’s the best thing about Hamilton, New Zealand? I don’t really know too much about Hamilton, but last time I played there it was pretty sick, so I’m expecting some proper vibes for Our House!

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3 Essential Tom Piper Releases:

‘THE FATMAN / STOLEN CHILDREN’ (DEEP MEDI MUSIK – 2008)

TOM PIPER & DANIEL FARLEY ‘LGFU’ (SINGLE – 2012)

‘BURGLAR / DEAD SILENCE’ (AQUATIC LAB – 2010)

TOM PIPER ‘HIGH’ (SINGLE – 2013)

‘DEVIL’S HAND / I BELONG’ (TEMPA – 2013)

TOM PIPER & MARSHAL F – ‘COMING ON’ (SINGLE - 2013)

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The follow-up to best-selling Ashes Cricket 2009, Ashes Cricket 2013 is officially licensed by ECB, the MCC, and Cricket Australia. The stadia are also all licensed, and this is the first time the MCG has ever officially featured in a videogame. For true fans, the addition of this historic ground will be a welcome addition to the realism of the title.

As part of the announcement of the PlayStation 4, Blizzard revealed that they were going to make a return to consoles with the impending release of Diablo III. The game is also coming to the Xbox 360, and that’s the version I recently went hands-on with. If the always-online requirement or player auction house of the PC version of Diablo III bothered you, the console version might be what you’ve been waiting for: It has neither of those features. What it does have is direct control of your character, eliminating the one gripe I had with the PC version: These games (the very action-y type) just aren’t as fun when your interaction is largely mouse-based. The new controls and removal of controversial features aren’t the only changes – you can also dodge now, giving you an excellent tool to use when trying to get out of danger. It works very well, too, and feels like it belongs – in fact, I’ll be hard pressed going back to the PC version, where it’s not available. The inventory screen has also been significantly streamlined (it’s a radial wheel, instead of a paper doll – much easier to use with an analogue stick), and there’s also a quick-equip feature that lets you scroll through recent drops and start using them – all with the D-pad, and without opening any screens (so you can do it as you run around, basically). It all looked good too. The visual style (if not the resolution) came across to the 360 intact, and it seems fair to assume the PS4 variant (when it comes) will look a lot like the PC version. I think the most telling thing is that, despite playing it a lot on PC, my interest in the game has re-intensified now that I’ve had a taste of the console version. Direct control of your character works well, even for ranged classes, and it’s clear that Blizzard are applying their “no half measures” development approach to the game. If, like me, you were a fan of games such as Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance or Champions of Norrath, don’t even hesitate – pre-order it. WRITTEN BY ALAN BELL

There’s a new “behind the batsman” view, which provides a much more realistic angle on the action, more like the kind that you would see in real life. This also allows you to watch the ball come out of the bowler’s hand for added realism. As a bowler, you have a completely new mechanic, designed to make it much more realistic. Based on feedback from fans, the developers have created an allnew matrix, based on line and length, which is far more like the way real bowlers have to aim at a batsman. No two deliveries are going to be the same, and you can choose from a variety of balls, generating outswing, or off-cutters – if you can master them. The game also captures the way cricket is played in differing conditions around the world: Obviously in England, swing is more of a factor, with the cloud cover and dismal weather, where the beating sun of the WACA or Gabba in Australia are better suited for pace bowlers. You can move and alter field positions as you wish, and also have the option to save the field you might set for a player who consistently hits to midfield. So every time that player takes the field, you can set the same field, to hopefully try and exploit his weaknesses and snag his wicket. The developer I spoke to explained that the commentary is a lot more predictive than in previous sports games, won’t be so repetitive, and has a lot more content. The commentators might even provide some tips to the player, such as suggesting that the addition of a fielder at long-on to stop the runs leaking through. The version I saw was definitely still in development, but the graphics looked impressive, with facial capture and the ambience in the stadia really making you feel like you were watching a game on television. WRITTEN BY FIONA O’KANE

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