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With the release of his new EP, Stop Traffik, released this month, Daniel Bedingfield has announced he will perform two New Zealand shows, one club and one theatre. We had not seen or heard anything from Bedingfield since 2004, but he is back on the scene with new music and of course judging X Factor. SEE HIM LIVE: DANIEL BEDINGFIELD THU 01 AUG STUDIO, AUCKLAND SUN 04 AUG OPERA HOUSE, WELLINGTON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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The British, electronic music, brother duo Disclosure will be performing a single New Zealand show during September at the Auckland Town Hall. The act released their debut album, Settle, in May this year with a hugely positive response. Disclosure will be supported by fellow British electronic duo AlunaGeorge. SEE THEM LIVE: DISCLOSURE FRI 27 SEP TOWN HALL, AUCKLAND TICKETS ONE SALE NOW
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The Big Day Out has been given resource consent by the Auckland City Council to hold the next event at Western Springs in Auckland. Fri 17 Jan 2014 is when the festival will be revived with “three stages, lots of grass and lots of room”. The plans show the main stage in the stadium will be a double stage, having two alternating sides, as has been the BDO tradition. The second stage will be in the field near the Bullock Track, and the third inside Western Springs Park, near the lake. They have consent for a maximum crowd of 50,000 and for music to run from midday to 11pm. They have also secured the resource consent for five years.
Beyoncé is heading our way this October! The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is one of the most highly anticipated tours of the year. The tour will kick off at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Fri 18 Oct. A special pre-sale for registered members of Beyoncé’s BeyHive Blog will begin at 10am Wed 10 Jul. Fans can go to Beyonce.com to sign up now for the chance to be the first to purchase tickets. My Live Nation members can also be among the first to purchase tickets during the members’ pre-sale commencing 3pm Tue 16 Jul. SEE HER LIVE: BEYONCÉ FRI 18 OCT VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND GENERAL SALE: 10AM FRI 19 JUL
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American indie rock band, Calexico will be touring their album Algiers in New Zealand’s major centres during September. Most shows will feature support from Tiny Ruins. The two Christchurch shows are apart of the Christchurch Arts Festival, which goes from Thu 22 Aug until Sun 22 Sep. Tickets on sale now! SEE THEM LIVE: CALEXICO THU 12 SEP THE POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND FRI 13 SEP OPERA HOUSE, WELLINGTON SAT 14 SEP CHRISTCHURCH ARTS FESTIVAL SUN 15 SEP CHRISTCHURCH ARTS FESTIVAL
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A small taster of acts have been announced for next February’s Splore Music & Arts Festival. The UK’s original “Hip Hop Geezer” Blak Twang will make his New Zealand debut. Well known for collaborations with Roots Manuva, Ty, Congo Natty and Talib Kweli. He will be accompanied with the return of fellow Brit hip hop DJ/producer Shortee Blitz. Canadian electronic duo, and Burning Man and Shambala regulars, The Funk Hunters, will also make their first appearance in New Zealand with two scheduled sets at Splore. Local acts confirmed by Splore include, Brockaflowersaurus, Nick d and Dick Johnson’s afrocaribbean influenced group Weird Together along with New Zealand, Berlin-based producer Scratch 22.
The Brave gives voice to a new generation of men finding strength through family, love, loss, fear, hope, belonging and brotherhood. This years tour debuts new stories but the ensemble’s question still remains and is asked throughout the North Island from Wed 07 Aug. The Brave lays it all on the line. THE DEFINING BRAVE TOUR: WED 07 AUG - SAT 10 AUG MANGERE ARTS CENTRE, AUCKLAND WED 14 AUG - THU 15 AUG MASSEY STUDIO LAB, AUCKLAND TUE 20 AUG TSB SHOWPLACE, NEW PLYMOUTH FRI 23 AUG CLARENCE STREET THEATRE, HAMILTON TUE 27 AUG HAWKE’S BAY OPERA HOUSE, HAWKE’S BAY THU 24 OCT - FRI 25 OCT TAURANGA ARTS FESTIVAL
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The highly anticipated 2013 Stereosonic Festival line up was announced today and features some of the biggest names in dance music right now. Stereosonic festival is held in five different cities around Australia in December. It is a collaboration between two major Australia promoters, Hardware and Onelove corporations, and presents a mix of electronic and dance culture music. It is considered to be Australia’s fastest growing music festival.
Your house is on fire, what do you save? Hopefully the it’s neighbour’s houses, since we’re not insured. Favourite ‘90s TV show? Favourite now – Freaks and Geeks. Favourite then – let’s be honest , Friends. Dream job as a kid? I had very strong plans to be a vet as a kid. First album? Got Belinda Carlisle for Christmas when I was about eight. Very exciting. First one I bought was I think Sparklehorse’s Good Morning Spider, after reading a Mark Linkous interview in Pavement. If you weren’t a musician, what would you be? War criminal bounty hunter thanks. Ultimate festival line-up? Underworld, Rage Against the Machine, Liars, Portishead, The Knife, Leonard Cohen, Low and Electrelane. Then a tent somewhere out the back that you stumble on in the middle of the night with David Lynch playing Crazy Clown Time in full.
Line-up inludes: David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Above & Beyond, Empire Of The Sun, Afrojack, Alesso, Boys Noize, Nero, Dog Blood, The Bloody Beetroots, Bingo Players, Nicky Romero, Labrinth, W&W, Krewella, Tommy Trash, Maceo Plex, Shock:One, Andy C, Solomun, Ferry Corsten, Garerh Emery, Hot Natured, Showtek, Noisia & Foreign Beggars Presents I Am Legion, Robert Delong, Tur, Jamie Jones, Mat Zo, Clockwork, Stafford Brothers, Cajmere, Aly & Fila B2B John O’Callaghan, Giuseppe Ottaviani (Live), Flight Facilities, Claude Von Stroke, Will Sparks, Doctor P, UZ, R.L. Grime, Fritz Kalkbrenner, What So Not, MarLo, Matrix & Futurebound, Lemaitre, Justin Martin, DJ Falcon, Infinity Ink, Destructo, Tommie Sunshine, Lee Foss, Jochen Miller, Sunnery James Ryan Marciano, Burns, Heatbeat, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Breach, Hot Since 82, Andrew Rayel, DJedjotronic, Solarstone, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Bryan Kearney, M4sonic, Nick Thayer, Kaz
Who would play you in a film? Much discussed amongst The Veils, we even made a poster. Benicio del Toro. How do you discover new music? Downloading things that sound like they might be fun, BIRP playlists, and my husband’s immaculate taste. Worst job you’ve had? Never had a really bad one, but some kids I babysat for a while used to call me ‘the big fat chubby girl’ which wasn’t totally awesome.
James, Feenixpawl, Acid Jacks, Genereik, Nina Las vegas, Ember, Aaron Camz, Uberjak’d, Phetsta, Nick Galea, MC Stretch and MC Gunner. STEREOSONIC 2013 DATES: SAT 30 NOV - SUN 01 DEC SYDNEY SHOWGROUND SAT 30 NOV - SUN 01 DEC CLAREMONT SHOWGROUND, PERTH FRI 06 DEC - SAT 07 DEC ADELAIDE SHOWGROUND SAT 07 DEC - SUN 08 DEC ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS SAT 07 DEC - SUN 08 DEC RNA SHOWGROUNDS, BRISBANE Check out stereosonic.com.au for more information.
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SAT 13 JUL
THU 11 JUL ANTHONIE TONNON & WATERCOLOURS
8PM, $15, UTR.CO.NZ
8PM, $10, DOOR SALES ONLY
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, and mixing her highly anticipated album in London. Meanwhile, having just toured Australia under his own name, Anthonie Tonnon has a new live cassette and a single out now.
Three celebrated acts set in the intimacy of Newmarket’s favourite little hide-away. The Bads & Bond Street Bridge are playing full band sets, while Great North will bring their stripped back beauty. Snakeskin Suitcase is a regular event showcasing the best of New Zealand’s Americana scene, set in an intimate room.
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THE KINGS ARMS
SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE
8PM, $10, DOOR SALES ONLY
Cold Smoke Session, like a breath of fresh air, is heading down to The Kings Arms. The line-up includes Harvey Knows a Killer, Hopetoun Brown and leaders of the pack Razorback Ridge. This show shall be enchanting to the ear canals on your head. A night of pure delightfulness.
FRI 12 JUL
Leah Hinton formed El Schlong in Dunedin, 2003, along with fellow music student Nick Baldwin on bass. They learned their craft in the city’s DIY student punk/metal scene before moving to the country’s capital in 2005. This winter, El Schlong is hunkering down in a shed in the middle of a paddock in Masterton to begin writing their third album.
CLIQUE THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION
8PM, $35, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ
In celebration of the release of their brand-new double album Fandango, the band announces a sixstop New Zealand tour this July. Fans are in for a treat of a live show “on the spectrum between Spinal Tap’s Jazz Odyssey and David Lynch (in the best possible way)” as recently described by the Guardian UK.
NATIVE NOISE CONCERT - MATARIKI FEST.
10PM, $10, DOOR SALES ONLY
Rhythm Group Entertainment are showcasing New Zealand’s up and coming talent at new club night Clique, a bi-monthly event leading up to the Rhythm & Vines music festival. Headlining the first event is local dance duo PleasePlease, old school friends Ryan Mulligan and Antony Jeffaries, who have already hit the number one spot on the George FM chart.
LADI6 THE POWERSTATION
TOWN HALL 8PM, $35, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ 7.30PM, $30, THE EDGE.CO.NZ
Roots-reggae hits the Auckland Town Hall with the iconic Che Fu and The Krates playing all of the classic hits that have cemented him as one of New Zealand’s most successful artists. Included in this stellar line-up is 1814, who in their own right are one of the country’s leading reggae bands, as well as Three Houses Down.
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.
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BEDFORD BIG TOP 8PM 8PM, $55, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ
Back for their hometown for this show. Incorporating elements of the heavy soul tempered with drum and bass, jazz and funk that fans have become accustomed to, their new album Delta sees Shapeshifter stretch their palette even further, adding club tempo feels and other more slanted elements into the mix.
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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. Joining Secret Knives on this jaunt are friends and collaborators Glass Vaults.
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SUN 14 JUL
MAGNA CARTA... HOLY GRAIL
6.30PM, $5, DOOR SALES ONLY
Tweed: A rough-surfaced woollen cloth, typically of mixed flecked colours, originally produced in Scotland. They’re a retro funk-folk foursome, described as Joni-Mitchell-meets-Fleetwood Mac. The marriage of intellectual self-observation and catchy harmonies, and the interweaving of various melodic threads.
SLAVES SOUP KITCHEN BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB
Although the title sounds like a weekly feed at the Salvation Army on a Saturday night, it’s not. And while there is no free food involved, there is good time for no cost. It’s a feast of 100% vinyl selections from New Zealand music industry legend, Slave. Free entry all afternoon, so get amongst it.
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Imagine winning a trip for two to Hawaii, including flights and accommodation! You can on Sunday’s with Thane and Dave. Join the tropical happenings every Sunday. Play coconut bowls, hula skirt and coconut bra show-off or answer a Hawaiian trivia question and go in the draw, purchases of Mai Tais, Hawaiian pizzas or Old Mout Cider also go in the draw.
Jay-Z is one of the most successful Hip-Hop artists on the planet. His power is awesome and while it can be argued that it isn’t undeserved there is definitely room to talk about whether this man’s still about the music. The cynic could easily see Magna Carta... Holy Grail as a flex of his muscle. It’s likely this album will annoy a few from the personal comparison to Cobain and garbling of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in opener ‘Holy Grail’ to the event commercialism surrounding this 12th
TRACY CHAPMAN TRACY CHAPMAN to the timeless content of the songs, her sincerity, and the clean and sparse production of David Kershenbaum back in the ‘90s.
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Enjoy live piano music while dining or sharing a few drinks with friends at the bar. Ben is a pianist and keyboardist trained in Western Classical Music and has a Degree in Jazz Performance from the New Zealand School of Music. Ben plays a number of styles including jazz, pop, blues, R ‘n’ B, fusion, reggae and Latin.
studio release. But it is an event and Jay-Z is a man that means business. Unashamedly. His talent almost seems effortless. The album title Magna Carta... Holy Grail is meant to generate discussion (in short) about the unseen puppeteers of the world. In a puzzling move this artist about the underdog re-wrote the definition of “leak” via 5 million pingers out of Samsungs chequebook, a move that made MCHG pre-release platinum. Smooth moves by a half-billionaire wonder. This is a man unashamedly about business as much as music, two things he does well so what can you do but just accept it? Musically MCHG is a flashy collaboration of big names – Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and wife Beyonce appear, as does Timbaland in the background. It’s all the usual tricks and once you’ve bouldered through the opening track it plays out pleasingly business as usual. It means business and for the most part means music – Jay Z reconnects with his muse.
Tracy Chapman is the self-titled debut album by Tracy Chapman, released on April 5, 1988 by Elektra Records. This release was a remarkable achievement at the time, in that an acoustic singer-songwriter could grab the public’s ear during the heyday of slick, synthesized pop. But possibly an even greater feat was that people were interested in listening to what Chapman had to say – socially conscious political and social commentary - and how she said it. The impassioned liberal activism and emotional resonance brought her music to life, and even years later, with quiet eloquence and smouldering outrage, her music is relevant and compelling. This is due
Chapman’s dignified and distinctive voice continues to convey defiance in ‘Talkin’ Bout A Revolution’, longing in ‘Mountains O’ Things’ and resolve in ‘For My Lover’. She proves herself an accomplished storyteller via the quiet desolation of ‘Fast Car’ and again with ‘Behind The Wall’, providing a devastating account of domestic violence sung a capella. The sonic settings range from the percussion driven ‘She’s Got Her Ticket’ to the keyboard accented ‘Baby Can I Hold You’. While the multi-platinum success of Chapman’s eponymous 1988 debut might have been unexpected, it’s an album that’s had lasting impact. With themes of economic inequality and the dreams of the downtrodden that run through this stripped back album, Chapman’s poetic sense makes her work seem personal rather than preachy. Driven by simple melodies and affecting lyrics Tracy Chapman remains an enduring triumph. WRITTEN BY REN KIRK
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WED 10 JUL
Your fantasy spirit animal is… Totes a wolf... but doesn’t everyone want that... Maybe I’ll be an axolotl.
Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… Moroccan lamb meatballs, however I can’t take full credit as my friend Yasmine taught me the recipe and she’s Moroccan, but I’m totally owning it.
One of the top burlesque acts in the world, fresh from four weeks on tour in Australia and a headline set at Australian Burlesque Festival and Perth International Burlesque Festival, comes Perle Noire. Labelled the “Feminine Phenomenon”, she is truly meant to be on stage.
The best TV show around at the moment is… I don’t really watch TV, but I love American Horror Story!
SAT 13 JUL BOLD WORLDS
The best place for a date night is… Sunday Painters in Ponsonby, or COVO in Grey Lynn. Somewhere you can chat over a wine or twenty.
Cascading layers of translucent sound are collected together in Pärt’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten. In Aho’s concerto, Currie explores the different timbres of the percussionist’s armory. Nielsen’s symphony is filled with winding melodies, cavernous space and abundant energy.
SUN 14 JUL
You’d get arrested if the police knew that you… This question is too close to home ;)
Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Freddie Mercury, Chet Baker and Sammy Davis Jr. What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? I’m a little excited about the new Superman movie... can’t help the geek in me!
ILLUMINATE CHAN ANDREASSEND
An amazing evening of lights, art, costumes and fun. The Arts Menagerie launches its first group exhibition with the question: “Who are you?” How would you express the artist within as an illuminated artwork? Illuminate is an arts initiative based in Auckland, exploring dynamic and creative ideas within a collaborative umbrella.
Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? In Auckland probably. Somewhere on K’Rd or in Kingsland.
People say you look like… Jack Sparrow, so Johnny Depp – or a woman, but I’m ok with that! Kittens or puppies? Both... too cute. What generic current affair has your blood boiled? Gun laws in America are fucked! Also asset sales, I don’t know much about it, but I figure we should keep them in the family. K’RD STRIP - A PLACE TO STAND WED 10 JUL - SAT 13 JUL DOWNSTAGE THEATRE, WELLINGTON
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MAIDMENT THEATRE 6.30PM/8PM, $25 - $35
SAT 13 JUL - SUN 27 JUL
TUE 09 JUL – SUN 27 JUL
In this age of overnight superstars, celebrity crime and those “famous for being famous” reality TV actors, Chicago’s story seems more relevant today than ever before. It’s got men who had it coming, and the women who gave it to them. PTI’s rendition brings these characters to the stage alongside a full live orchestra – tangible, sexy, seductive and sultry.
Award-winning writer Stephen Sinclair transports audiences to the near future with these two thematically-linked one act plays. The production opens with Sally having an intimate discussion with her Mum. They appear to have a beautiful, close relationship – until Sally’s brother Philip storms in.
Drawing from cultures in both the old and new worlds, bask in the sumptuous sounds of unashamedly emotional works from Russia and the USA. And staying true to NZTrio style, explore the extraordinary New Zealand works at the heart of each programme.
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AUCKLAND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS BADJELLY THE WITCH FRI 12 JUL - TUE 16 JUL
ONE MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY THU 25 JUL - FRI 26 JUL AT 7.30PM
TONI GIBSON ECHO IN MY SOUL CD RELEASE CONCERT FRI 23 AUG AT 8PM
MORE FM PRESENTS TRACES CIRQUE UNPLUGGED FRI 30 AUG - SUN 01 SEP
THE GREAT BIG COMEDY SHOW FRI 14 SEP AT 8PM
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Brendhan Lovegrove THE ENCORE COMEDY SHOW 350 Karangahape Road www.aucklandcomedy.co.nz
19 july | 8pm - 10pm | 20 smackers
Playhouse Theatre Incorporated 15 Glendale Road, Glen Eden www.playhousetheatre.co.nz
a majestic story of love and brotherhood…
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FILM OF THE WEEK
THU 11 JUL PACIFIC RIM
THE LONE RANGER
Like a cross between Transformers and Godzilla, this flick comes from the elaborate mind of sci-fi pioneer Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) centring on a battle for Earth between massive monsters and human-manned robots created to take them on. Stars Thor’s Idris Elba and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Charlie Day.
directed by Gore Verbinski
Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter
In a teeny miniature world, inhabited by Leaf Men and cute critters, a battle between good and evil is on that will determine the future of their world. When a teenage girl (voiced by Amanda Seyfried) finds herself transported into this secret universe, she lends a hand to the fight against the Spider Queen and her army.
WHO IS HARRY NILSSON RIALTO CHANNEL, 8.30pm
This documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson. The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper and Micky Dolenz.
You can’t fault Disney for pitching The Lone Ranger as “Pirates of the Caribbean in the Wild West”. But while you can hold a bright candle to that comparison, Gore Verbinski’s ability to imitate the earnest enjoyment of its source material is what really shines through. The familiar greed, land confiscation, political corruption, and attempted genocide that come with screen depictions of American Natives vs. The White Man serve as background fodder here. The real story comes with Johnny Depp’s Tonto moulding Armie Hammer’s goody-two-shoes John Reid into the hero he could be – though he would have preferred his brother Dan Reid. It’s all bookended by an older Tonto retelling the adventure to a young-un – a narrative device that could have been chopped off the two-and-a-half hour running time. Johnny doesn’t take his Jack
FRI 12 JUL NINA SIMONE LIVE AT MONTREUX ARTS CHANNEL, 9.30pm
Sparrow shtick to new Depp-ths, but Hammer feeds off his antics far better than Orlando Bloom ever did. William Fichtner brings a great cob of corn to his savage outlaw Butch, Helena Bonham Carter is effectively distracting as a dolledup professional “dancer” and Tom Wilkinson does a good Tom Wilkinson impression. It’s too bad that Luther’s Ruth Wilson is underused as a distressed damsel involved a weird incest-in-law romantic sub-plot. The constant wackiness of The Lone Ranger seems jarring in this modern age of frowny-faced blockbusters. Yet the cheesy tone acts as momentum to justify the creative absurdity of its finale, a dual train chase that features all manner of stunts that lean towards the right side of ridiculous. The result is an action sequence so vastly joyous that it nudges a threestar film into four-star territory. WRITTEN BY LIAM MAGUREN, FLICKS.CO.NZ
SUN 14 JUL MR SELFRIDGE TV ONE, 8.30PM
A powerful performance from one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Nina Simone was one of the greatest female vocalists of the 20th Century. Filmed live in 1976 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Nina sings a selection of great songs including ‘Little Girl Blue’, ‘Backlash Blues.
Entourage’s Jeremy Piven is the flamboyant and visionary entreprenuer Harry Selfridge. The series tells the story of a man with a mission to make shopping sexy. Pioneering and reckless, he created a theatre of retail in his iconic department store, Selfridges. It brings to life the rise and fall of an American retail genius.
SAT 13 JUL FLYBOYS
Inspired by the adventures of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, a group of American soldiers that volunteered for the French military, learnt to fly and became the country’s first fighter pilots. These brave men came from very different backgrounds and decided to put their lives on the line during World War I.
SKY MOVIES CLASSICS, 8.30pm
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CHAPEL BAR & BISTRO 147 PONSONBY RD
The Monteith’s Wild Food Festival is on! Try Chapel’s scrumptious ‘Magic Burgeon Duck Pie’ with wild mushrooms, served with smashed peas and chips matched with a Monteith’s Brewer’s Series IPA for just $25, on now until July 31. Vote for their pie and go in the draw to win a $5000 Monteith’s Wild experience!
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The breakfast/brunch specialists have everything you can think of – their amazing gourmet pancakes, bacon and eggs combos, Turkish muesli, fresh salads. And not to mention their famous smoothies. Great prices and generous portions - you won’t leave hungry.
Since 2004, Mozaik has been doing things in a unique way to keep our coffee and our service traditional. The original store that started it all off is located on Auckland’s North Shore and since then, the company has grown to seven locations around Auckland and Hamilton, with a combination of franchised and corporately run cafes. With a strong “family” ethos and the team to back that sentiment up, they will always strive to offer food, service and beverages that the team can be proud of to all their valued customers.
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6-10 Roukai Lane, 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.
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Victoria Park Market 19 Drake St Freemans Bay, 354-4030 Inspired Caribbean food and cocktails in the Old Stables & Roof Terrace of the Vic Park Market.
466 Mt Eden Rd, 630-9330 Your local in the heart of Mt. Eden with over 100 beers available.
BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB
31 Galway St, 303-2541 Gourmet pizzas, tapas and a famous high tea service.
23 Ponsonby Rd, 360-6262 Like a stroll through the fragrant night markets & food stalls of Bangkok, MooChowChow is a boost to the senses.
128c Ponsonby Rd Open now. Bar*Cafe*Tapas* 37 Drake St, 929-2790 Taking its cue from the Americas, but with an Antipodean twist.
442 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths beers and great food.
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.
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.
QUAY STREET CAFE
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.
106 Ponsonby Road, 376-8663 Asian fusion style eatery set in a bohemian parlour.
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.
SHIT WORTH DOING
WELLINGTON gig guide WED 10 French for Rabbits & Timothy Blackman 7:30PM, Eva Street Studio
AUCKLAND gig guide K+Lab SpaceDirt Album Release Party Sandwiches
10:15PM, The Paramount Theatre
WED 10 Art & Music 6PM, Racket Bar
K’Rd Strip - A Place to Stand
The Legend of Hector 8PM, BATS Theatre
Circling Sun Band with support from Dylan C
Kroon For Your Kai
The New Brides and Rumble Edge Line
Conch Records at BCC
8PM, Downstage Theatre 7PM, The Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant
9:30PM, Mighty Mighty
Monty Bevins EP Release Tour 8:30PM, Puppies
8PM, San Francisco Bath House, $10
5PM, Britomart Country Club
8PM, Ding Dong Lounge
7PM, The Film Archive, $8
The Lost Boys Farewell Show
The San Francisco Bath House
The Medicine Stand Up Comedy
8PM, The Cavern Club, $8
Zomburlesque: Resurrection Bodega
Around the World Matinee
Red Cup Night
4:30PM, The Film Archive
El Schlong, Shakhan, Ovus and Akashic Index 8PM, The San Francisco Bath House
Richter City Roller Derby vs. Victoria Roller Derby League
Anthonie Tonnon and Watercolours with Joe Blossom 8PM, Puppies
Jane Austen is Dead 6:30PM, BATS Theatre
THAGOMIZER & MEAT TAKE ON SAN FRAN The San Francisco Bath House, $10
7PM, Wine Cellar 9PM, Verona
7:30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro
Slava’s Snowshow 7:30PM, ASB Theatre
2 For 1 Thursdays!
8PM, Maidment Theatre
Red - by John Logan
Acoustic Routes Presents Munro, O’Callaghan & Titchener
THU 11 5PM, Betty’s
MAINZ Music Showcase
Ponsonby Social Club
The Nark Collective & Creative Jazz Club 8PM, 1885
The Wall NZ Launch Party Cassette Nine
7:30PM, Circa Theatre
6PM, TSB Bank Arena
Surf Friends & Kitten Tank
10:30PM, Mighty Mighty, $5
SUN 14 C - A Musical
4PM, Circa Theatre
The Troubles 8:30pm, Meow!
THU 11 Anton Cash
8PM, Ding Dong Lounge
Cold Smoke Session w/ Razorback Ridge, Hopetoun Brown & Harvey Knows a Killer 9PM, The Kings Arms, $10
Dan, Grunter and Friends
8:30PM, The Windsor Castle
DJ Imagine This 8PM, Snapdragon
DJ Jason Eli
8PM, The Royal Alehouse and Eatery
Big Band Night 8:30PM, Meow
FRESH SOUNDS, Garage/Bass
Wacky Winter Wind Up Comedy Show
Nostalgia For The Light - Wellington Film Society
Funktion & Basement Jazz
That Comedy Show
8PM, The Fringe Bar
6:15PM, The Paramount Theatre
Golden Awesome & The All Seeing Hand 10:30PM, Mighty Mighty
8PM, House, The Station
8PM, 1885 Britomart
Chapel Relaunch Party
KFM Massive with Dj Lanz plus guests 9PM, Verona
Occupational Therapy with Djs Dylan C & T.Rice
7PM, Ponsonby Social Club
8PM, Leigh Sawmill, $5
Sarah Frances Johnston 6:30PM, Sale St
The Last Night of the Proms 8PM, The EDGE
The Wax Works T-Rice & DJ Hudge
5PM, Britomart Country Club
Thursday Pro Night
8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar
FRI 12 Awesomesauce! 10PM, Code, $5
Cat and Mouse by Thomas Sainsbury 7PM, The Basement
Classic Late & Live Comedy
10:30PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar
DJ Adam O & DJ Solly 9pm, Snapdragon
DJs Benwah & Hudge Ponsonby Social Club
DJ Jason Kyle
6pm, Northern Steam Ship
Down The Hatch featuring The Beat Council 6PM, Sale St
For Love Not Money 10PM, 1885
Fridays at Revelry with Richie Rich & Andy JV
5PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro
Hunters & Selectors
Hootchy Kootchy Girls Burlesque Amateur Night
8PM, Racket Bar
8PM, Maidment Theatre
8PM, Juice Bar
8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro
SHIT WORTH DOING
auckland gig guide Intimacies
DJ Adam O
Magic Roundabout with Stinky Jim, Dubhead & Mr Big Stuff
DJ Frank Booker
Manuel Bundy & Lo Key
8PM, Maidment Theatre
5:30PM, Britomart Country Club
MayaVanya & Guests 6PM, Racket Bar
Nigel Love & Momentus 6pm, Hurstmere Brew Bar
Phoenix Foundation ‘Fandango’ Album Release Tour
DJ Imagine This & DJ Jason Kyle DJ Normski
9pm, Northern Steam Ship
DJ Selecta Sam
6pm, La Zeppa Kitchen
Saturday night at Sale St
Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
Snakeskin Suitcase ft The Bads, Great North & Bond St Bridge
Slave’s Soup Kitchen
7PM, Sale St
8PM, The Lucha Lounge
9PM, Empire Tavern
Tido & Klassix From Paris
2PM, Off Broadway Theatre 2PM, Britomart Country Club
2PM, Spotlight Theatre
Tweed EP Release Party 6:30PM, The Lucha Lounge, $5
5:30PM, Britomart Country Club
Weekend Comedy Showcase
Kings Arms Music Quiz!
Winter Solstice at Revelry with Ryuzo
Occupational Therapy feat. Bobby Brazuka & Co.
8PM, Weekend Comedy Showcase
The Kings Arms
9PM, Ding Dong Lounge
9PM, Empire Tavern
8PM, Maidment Theatre
Third3ye EP release
Ladi6 with @Peace
8PM, Kings Arms, $10
Raw Comedy Night The Winter Season
Lewis McCallum & Jessie Cassin Live plus Dj Sam.E
Acoustic Sunday Session w Eli Guttenbiel
NZ Air Guitar Championships
In Session Hosted By Ray Bishop
Beats, Eats & Co. with Dustin (Conch) and friends
8PM, Racket Bar
ANTARCTIC CONVERGENCE - Philip Samartzis, Jae Hoon Lee, Rosy Parlane
7:30PM, Audio Foundation HQ, $5
Bold Worlds 7:30PM, The EDGE
10PM, Cassette Number Nine, $10
Dastardly Bounder 9:30PM, Verona
Departure Club 10PM, 1885 Britomart
Ponsonby Social Club
8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro
9PM, The Paddington Parnell
No Strings Attached Goldfinch
Rekorderlig Cider & Collude Presents NICE ‘N’ URLICH + Friends 8PM, Atticus, $60
Ritual XVIII - Fis (WGTN) / Consequence (UK/NZ) 10PM, Studio, $20
Rocky Horror Ball
7PM, Ponsonby Social Club
8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar, $5 7PM, The Claddagh
3pm, La Zeppa Kitchen Leigh Sawmill
2:30PM, Sale St
Hawaiian Airlines Sunday Session with the Sentimental Sound System 3PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro
8PM, Maidment Theatre
NZ Rock Paper Scissors Championships 5PM, De Post
6PM, Ponsonby Social Club
8PM, Maidment Theatre
Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe 7PM, The Basement
7PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro
Soulyric 8PM, Verona
7PM, The Shakespeare
CHRISTCHURCH gig guide Jul 10
Kirin J Callinan
Anthonie Tonnon & Watercolours w/ Zen Mantra
Love To You & Ipswich
8PM, Dux Live
8PM, Dux Live
Shapeshifter w/ Ahoribuzz The Bedford Big Top
Pistol Pete Birthday Shapeshifter
The Bedford Big Top
Shapeshifter After Party
11PM, The Bedford at CPSA
NO SALIVA NZ TOUR - CHRISTCHURCH Darkroom
Wellington Sea Shanty Society Album Release Tour Tommy Chang’s, Lyttelton
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REGIONAL gig guide Jul 11
Metal at the Tav
Le Cafe, Marlborough Sounds
Turner Centre, Kerikeri Rimutaka Tavern, Upper Hutt
Husk - NZ Winter Tour
The Music of Joy Division
Mint Bar, Wanaka
King St Live Presents: The Shakedown Live King Street Live, Masterton
Ladi6 w/ @Peace
Ballroom Billiards, Whangarei
Ruakaka Tavern, Bream Bay
Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin
Jul 14 Wellington Sea Shanty Society Album Release Tour The Church, Dunedin
Tommy Ill, Totems, Love You To
Wellington Sea Shanty Society Album Release Tour
ReFuel Bar, Dunedin
Anthonie Tonnon & Watercolours NZ Tour
Pog Mahones Irish Pub, Queenstown
Chicks Hotel, Dunedin
Honour Matariki Celebration Tour
Kingsgate Hotel, Hamilton
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CLINK BAR 29 WAKEFIELD AVE
Simple food with exceptional flavours and textures to be enjoyed with some of the best craft beers in New Zealand and finest. That’s the moral of the story at Clink. They’ve also got a wine list that’s far longer than your arm, with top names and vintages. Annnnnnd cocktails!
ATTICUS 63 FORT ST
Atticus is a regular performance venue for top DJ’s and bands from Auckland and beyond. The design is comfortable, contemporary and distinctly New Zealand. It’s the perfect social spot for drinks after work, a casual meal or meeting friends.
Good George, a Hamilton-based brewery, came to life after a bunch friends got together and decided after years in hospitality and brewing it was time to create their own craft beer brand. Their main motivation was they wanted to show people what great beer can be, convert drinkers from the norm and show them how to enjoy fantastic beer. The brewery equipment is fully open to the bar and dining areas. Brewery tours are available at certain times of the week and the kitchen is open serving brunch, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The mission of the team at Good George is to bring beer and cider drinkers experiences worthy of their time and efforts.
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auckland GROOVE GULPS PONSONBY & other PONSONBY Bonita Bar
242 Ponsonby Road, 3765670 The Ponsonby local on the corner of Summer St, that brings the beauty of fine and inexpensive wines together with a real appreciation of tapas.
Cnr Ponsonby & Richmond Rds, 376-9929
IPANEMA BAR & RESTAURANT
2 Ponsonby Road Brazilian cuisine and bar mixed with classic & contemporary Brazilian music & culture.
442 Richmond Road Grey Lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths beers and great food.
6-10 Roukai Lane, 309-5854 Serves everything from singlemalt whisky to cans of Double Brown.
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 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.
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.
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.
71 Victoria St West A small, but perfectly formed, authentic Irish bar with some of Aucklands friendliest bar staff.
330 New North Rd Not your ‘typical central bar’ Their no bull policy means what you see is what you get.
Rakinos- Beats, Bar, Kitchen
Level 1/35 High Street 358-3535 ‘The Joint since 91’
204 Quay St, 357-6147 A blend of 1930s vintage glamour and West Hollywood lounge with a healthy shot of private gentlemen’s club.
117 St Georges Bay Rd, 309-3586 A Parnell institution for sports events, craft beers and superb food with the recent addition of top-notch live gigs.
THE WINDSOR CASTLE
144 Parnell Rd, 356-3650 Established in 1847, one of Auckland’s earliest surviving hotels serves gastro pub food in a comfortable, unpretentious environment.
KINGSLAND KINGSLAND Citizen ParK
FIDDLER IRISH BAR
463 New North Rd The newest port of call in Kingsland.... rustic and raring to serve this evolving part of town.
103 Victoria St West, 300-6352 21st Birthdays, Hen/Stag Parties, Corporate Events, Dance Parties, CD Release Parties, Live Music.
The Portland Public House
SHOOTER SALOON BAR
BRITOMART BRITOMART 1885
169 K’Rd, 307-0508 Iconic K Rd hangout with cosy booths, delicious wholesome food, late night Djs & live music, cocktails, freshly squeezed juice & organic tap beer. Open 7 days 7am (9am weekends) till late.
106 Ponsonby Road, 376- 8663 19th Century bohemian parlour meets opium den chic.
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.
7 Sale St, 307-8148 A unique collection of spaces award-winning microbrewery, bistro dining, with a celebrated garden bar and very private Velvet Room!
LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR
37 Drake St, 379-8167 Enjoy each other’s company with a great glass of wine and tasty plates, without the constraints of having to book or have a meal at a certain time.
37 Drake St, 929-2790 This bar and eatery takes its cue from the Americas, but with an Antipodean twist.
THE OAKROOM 17 Drake, 300 6313
BREW ON QUAY
102 Quay Street Over 102 different beers from around NZ and the world.
THE BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB
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.
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.
tours & events
Upcoming tours & events ALL TIME LOW (US)
Tue 27 Aug Zeal West, Auckland
AMANDA PALMER (US)
Wed 04 Sep San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 06 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland
Fri 25 Oct - Sun 28 Oct ASB Showgrounds, Auckland
Fri 09 Aug - Sat 10 Aug Westpac Stadium, Wellington
FAT FREDDY’S DROP
Fri 13 Sep The Powerstation, Auckland Sat 14 Sep The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 20 Sep Opera House, Wellington
FLEETWOOD MAC (UK/US)
Wed 04 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland Thu 05 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland Fri 06 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland
Wed 09 Oct Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland Fri 11 Oct James Smith Basement, Wellington Sat 12 Oct Union Hall, Dunedin
BERNARD FANNING (AU)
Fri 30 Aug The Powerstation, Auckland Sat 31 Aug Parthenon, Wellington
Fri 17 Jan Western Springs, Auckland
Sat 13 Jul - Sat 27 Jul Playhouse Theatre, Auckland
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
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
Sat 17 Aug The Kings Arms, Auckland
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
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
Mon 30 Dec - Tue 31 Dec Worsfords Farm, Mangawhai
Tue 30 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland
JAMES BLAKE (UK)
Thu 02 Aug Town Hall, Auckland
NZ HERALD PREMIER SERIES: NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S ORGANIST Thu 18 Jul Town Hall, Auckland
OLLY MURS (UK) THE JAPANDROIDS (CA)
Thu 05 Sep ReFuel, Dunedin Fri 06 Sep Bodega, Wellington Sat 07 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland
JUSTIN BIEBER (CA)
Sat 23 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 24 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland
K’RD STRIP A PLACE TO STAND
Wed 10 Jul Darkroom, Christchurch Thu 11 Jul Queens, Dunedin Fri 12 Jul Whammy Bar, Auckland Sat 13 Jul Puppies, Wellington
LA DE DA
JAKE BUGG (UK)
KIRIN J. CALLINAN (AU)
Fri 27 Sep Town Hall, Auckland
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
Wed 10 Jul - Sat 13 Jul Downstage Theatre, Wellington
Sat 13 Jul San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 19 Jul Biddy Mulligan’s, Hamilton Sat 20 Jul The Kings Arms, Auckland
Sat 13 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland Thu 18 Jul Sideline Bar, Napier Fri 19 Jul Heaven & Hell, Rotorua Sat 20 Jul Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui
Wed 07 Aug The Kings Arms, Auckland
Sat 15 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 16 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland
Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb Wainuiomata
Thu 08 Aug The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 09 Aug Altitude, Hamilton Sat 10 Aug Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui Thu 15 Aug Bodega, Wellington Fri 16 Aug Dux Live, Christchurch Sat 17 Aug The Royal Hotel, Palmerston North
JAGWAR MA (AU)
BRUNO MARS (US)
CAMP A LOW HUM 2014
HEAD LIKE A HOLE
Tue 31 Dec Stonybridge Vineyard, Waiheke Island
BIG DAY OUT 2014
Sat 06 Jul - Sun 29 Sep Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Fri 19 Jul The Civic, Auckland
HIGHLIFE NYE EXPERIENCE
Fri 18 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland
CALIFORNIA DESIGN 1930 - 1965
GOBLIN ‘SUSPERIA’ LIVE
Mon 30 Dec - Tue 31 Dec Daisybank Farm, Martinborough Vineyards
Sat 05 Oct Town Hall, Auckland
Fri 12 Jul The Ballroom, Whangarei
Thu 07 Nov ASB Theatre, Auckland
ONE DIRECTION (UK)
Thu 10 Oct CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch Sat 12 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 13 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland
PASSION PIT (US)
Thu 25 Jul The Powerstation, Auckland
THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION
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
RHYTHM & VINES 2014
Sun 29 Dec - Tue 31 Dec Waiohika Estate vineyard, Gisborne
Thu 06 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Fri 07 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland
tours & events
Upcoming tours & events STAN WALKER
SALT N PEPA (US)
Fri 15 Nov ASB Theatre, Auckland
SECRET KNIVES & GLASS VAULTS
Fri 12 Jul Space Monster, Wanganui Sat 13 Jul The Golden Dawn, Auckland
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 14 Feb - Sun 16 Feb Tapapakanga Regional Park
Wed 04 Sep Civic Theatre, Rotorua Thu 05 Sep Founders Theatre, Hamilton Fri 06 Sep Holy Trinity, Tauranga Sat 07 Sep Town Hall, Auckland Tue 10 Sep War Memorial Hall, Edgecumbe Wed 11 Sep Waitomo Cultural Centre, Te Kuiti Thu 12 Sep TSB Arena, New Plymouth Fri 13 Sep Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North Sat 14 Sep Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Mon 16 Sep Royal Wanganui Opera House, Wanganui Tue 17 Sep Town Hall, Masterton Thu 19 Sep Air Force Museum Wigram, Christchurch Fri 20 Sep Regent Theatre, Dunedin Sat 21 Sep Civic Theatre, Invercargill Wed 25 Sep Regent Theatre, Greymouth Thu 26 Sep NBS Theatre, Westport Fri 27 Sep Nelson College School Hall, Nelson Mon 30 Sep Town Hall, Dannevirke Tue 01 Oct Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Hastings Wed 02 Oct Great Lakes Centre, Taupo Thu 03 Oct Town Hall, Pukekohe Fri 04 Oct Forum North, Whangarei
STEVE VAI (US)
Thu 18 Jul Town Hall, Wellington Sat 20 Jul ASB Theatre, Auckland
TAYLOR SWIFT (US)
Fri 29 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland Sat 30 Nov Vector Arena, Auckland
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
Fri 26 Jul Sandwiches, Wellington Sat 27 Jul The Bedford at CPSA, Christchurch
Thu 18 Jul ReFuel, Dunedin Fri 19 Jul The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 20 Jul Bodega, Wellington
Tue 09 Jul - Sun 25 Aug Te Papa, Wellington
Fri 19 Jul Sammy’s Dunedin Sat 20 Jul Dux Live, Christchurch Sun 21 Jul Dux Live, Christchurch Thu 25 Jul Bodega, Wellington Fri 26 Jul Bodega, Wellington Sat 27 Jul Studio, Auckland Sun 28 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
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Beyonce has announced her first ever show in New Zealand in October. Which isn’t to over shadow her recent announcement of the DVD Beyoncé: Live at Roseland and the documentary set to lavish our cinemas Beyoncé -Life is but a Dream. And did I mention that she’s thrown her celebrity status behind global aid organisations to raise support for world humanitarian day? The New Zealand show is part of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour that has the recent addition of New Zealand and Australian dates. The tour follows an explosive half time show at SuperBowl XLVII and marks her first full time tour since the I am… World Tour in 2009. If the reviews are anything to go off, the ambition and scale is much larger than anything else to come our way in along time. Flattering reviews from the New York Times, The Times (UK) and the Daily Telegraph have followed in the wake of the concert. The Daily Telegraph saying, “the concert had the air of an ancient goddess worship ceremony.” The Mrs. Carter Show is a spectacle of special effects, intricate strobe lighting and is hailed as the biggest Beyoncé show to meander across the globe, with 92 shows in all. It has been leaving hundreds of thousands of stunned fans across North America and is built for the vast chambers that are stadiums. Beyoncé: Live at Roseland, is the DVD of the show in New York’s Roseland Ballroom that sold out in 22 seconds. The DVD is slated for launch on December 5th. It is packed with four exclusive performances and personal, intimate footage compiled onto two DVDs, the live DVD is 26 songs. Top it off, the deluxe package (really the only one worth buying) has a video anthology of seven music videos and a 20 page booklet. Needless to say, it serves as the ultimate Beyoncé fangasm. Of course, it seems somewhat dwarfed by the Life is but a Dream documentary. The self directed and produced documentary is an unparalleled look into Beyoncé’s personal life. It documents everything from the trails of being a superstar to the smaller wonder years of childhood and the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Beyoncé’s
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SOL REPUBLIC Sound Track Headband By Sol Republic
Re-mix your style on the fly with interchangeable FlexTech™ Sound Track headbands. Designed for all Tracks headphones, these bands look great and are constructed of an advanced polymer compound that’s built to withstand heavy abuse. Available in 8 different colours. RRP $49.00 lasoo.co.nz
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Our Screwpop™ is compact and travels with you. It’s great in all types of situations at home. The Screwpop™ offers the following tools; Bottle Opener, Phillips ,Flathead,1/4” Hex Nut Driver.
WOW will wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device - like your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPad or laptop. It can be recharged over and over again, so no need for batteries. Take it to the park, the beach, on holiday, to work. You need WOW wherever you need your music.
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Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard By Logitech
The Keyboard has an integrated touch pad, works wireless and through the design it saves space.
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Jabra Solemate Bluetooth Portable Speaker By Jabra
Powerful Sound With 3 Front Facing Speakers. Connects To Smartphone, Tablet, MP3 & More and it’s also Dust & Splash Resistant. RRP $249 jbhifi.co.nz
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The Paper Watch is a blank canvas, a plain watch made from tear-resistant paperstyle material with a built-in digital watch. Style it yourself - make your own designer watch! It isn’t waterproof to 100m, and you can’ t point a laser beam at it, but it does come with an adjustable strap, long-life battery, and infinite possibilities. RRP $15.00 suck.uk.com
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If quips like, “Your costume is so tight, I can tell what religion you are” and “Yeah, that is a gun in my pants. But that doesn’t mean I’m not happy to see you” tickle your laughing box, then this is probably a game for you. Nicknamed the “merc with a mouth”, Deadpool is undoubtedly Marvel comic’s most laughout-loud “anti-hero” character. While his attire and choice of arsenal lean toward valiant vigilante savior, his actual demeanor is crude, juvenile and reckless. With hilarious results.
The Forgotten Realms lore is no stranger to the video game treatment. They have some of the most well regarded Role Playing Games (RPGs) under their belt, including Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale, both taking place within this particular Dungeons & Dragons setting. The Realms also holds the title for hosting the first graphical MMORPG, Neverwinter Nights (the 1991 game, not the BioWare series). So with this kind of history and the market’s current obsession with MMO games, it was only a matter of time before a new Realms game hit the scene.
In his own video game by High Moon Studios, there are plenty of great examples of this. Such as the moment where Deadpool slowly sneaks up behind a guard without making a sound, only to pull out a machine gun and riddle his body with deafening shots while screaming out “STEALTH KILL SUCKER!” Or perhaps the moment where Deadpool starts daydreaming about boobs, which muffles and blurs everything around you while the game is trying to tell you what the main objective is.
Neverwinter (again, not related to the BioWare games) takes place some time after a volcanic eruption brought the eponymous city to the brink of destruction, and puts you in the role of one of many soldiers helping to rebuild and protect the city from those seeking to take advantage of the chaos. If you like your MMOs with a healthy serving of lore, Neverwinter really delivers – this is the best example of a story-driven MMO I’ve played. Of course, if you just want to kill things and level up, skipping through all the quest text and cutscenes is an option, as well.
While the graphics certainly aren’t anything to change your pantaloons over, the game delivers in the right areas. The character animations, for instance are spot on, giving Deadpool’s acrobatic moves the perfect blend of goofy and lethal. He’s joined onscreen by a number of Marvel cameos, including Wolverine, Rogue, Psylocke and a personal favourite Domino (who doesn’t get nearly enough attention outside of the comics). The worst of the cast is Minister Sinister, who fails to ignite as a villain contender but is still awkwardly humourous. Meanwhile Cable (and his generous man-boobs) steal the show as he attempts to work alongside the erratic and one-track-minded Deadpool. High Moon Studios have injected just the right amount of crazy into this game and fans of the comics will latch onto it immediately. Others however, might need to prepare themselves for one of the maddest gaming experiences they’ve ever encountered. If you fall into this crowd, but enjoy combat-heavy third person action games and have a sense of humour – it’s certainly worth a rental. As Deadpool would say, “Prepare to bathe my monkeys!”
Neverwinter features a dark, gritty aesthetic to go with its post-cataclysmic setting, but in practice, it mostly just makes the game look somewhat dull. I will admit that part of my distaste for Neverwinter’s visuals is a subjective preference for my persistent worlds to be bright and vibrant. Even if gritty is your thing, this game falls short due to an overall lack of variety between zones; once you’ve been to one grim forest, decrepit township, or torch-lit cave, you’ve been to all of them. That’s not to say that Neverwinter is necessarily a bad looking game. Sadly, a lack of content and some of the game’s innovation backfiring on New Zealand connections makes it hard to recommend this over other, more established games. On the other hand, if you’re a dedicated Dungeons & Dragons fan or budding content developer, you might just find what you’re looking for here. Neverwinter also has a lot of potential; once it has had some time to find its feet this could be a game worth taking another look at. WRITTEN BY MATTHEW CODD
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Cat Necklace By Miss Ella
This Delightful Handmade Heart Necklace By Miss Ella Is The Perfect Accessory To Make You Feel Chipper All Day.
What’s the ethos of your store/ clothing line? I’m a vintage stylist and hair and makeup artist based in Auckland, recreating looks from the 1920s to 1960s, and one of the editors of Glory Days. So I guess the ethos for both is looking back to the past for the future.
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If you love your bling you’ll BE into these bad boys. RRP $345.00+
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Which historical figure had some wicked style? Marchesa Luisa Casati was an heiress and muse in the early 20th century, and it was her desire to be a “living work of art”. She wore live snakes as jewellery and used to go for evening strolls with her pet cheetahs that wore diamond studded collars around the streets of Venice, naked but for a fur coat. Now that is how you do style! What muso/celebrity has style up the wazoo? I’m not interested in the current day cult of celebrity and my style references are way in the past. At the moment I am completely blown away by Betty Grable in Pinup Girl – perfect pincurls, feathered fans, roller skates, matching suits, ruffled aprons, sparkly eveningwear and so much cuteness. Society’s biggest fashion faux-pas? Blindly following fashion trends with no consideration for one’s figure. What’s the must-have look this spring? Confidence and optimism all wrapped up in a cheeky grin, finished off with some nice red lipstick. Colours/patterns big this season? I’m a vintage stylist so I work in decades rather than seasons. By spring everyone will be deco-ed out after all the Gatsby parties, so I’m imagining hyper-feminine full skirted 50’s cotton dresses will be popular as a reaction to the boyish beaded look.
By Asos This Awesome Cap From Asos Features An All-Over Geo Print Constructed With Five Panels. It Has A Leather-Look Strap Which Is Adjustable. Rrp $25.45 Asos.com
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What are the essentials for a lady’s wardrobe? A sturdy girdle, a petticoat, seamed stockings, and a dress that makes you feel smokin’. Everyone should own at least one good… Pair of dancing shoes that can be worn all night long. Hyphenate three words to describe your style: Hollywood musical wannabe.
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Check out the awesome tee collaboration between misery and mr vintage. The cutest kiwiana designs EVER.
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What are the essentials for a man’s wardrobe? A well tailored three piece suit, a silk pocket square and an overcoat.
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What are you working on right now? Writing a new album with the band in a Macedonia hotel room between shows. Next week we fly to Hansa studios in Berlin to record. Going to film some rock video components for a song today with JGeeks on top of a castle or another historic site, if we can do it without getting arrested. Who was an inspiration or idol to you growing up? Kind of went Jesus, Yoda, David Bowie, which probably explains a few things. When you were a kid what was your dream job? Leant more toward Batman than James Bond, but dreams need to supersede work. I wanted to change the world. What’s your favourite venue in the country? Waitomo Caves sound pretty cool. Where was the last place you went out for dinner? Sunset Ashram in Ibiza for my birthday. Where’s the best place to get Eggs Benedict? There’s a strip of cafes next to this hotel and the one that has yaitza bendico – means the eggs are greasy fried with a small tub of hot mustard and cucumber. If you ask where the muffins are you get slices of sugar toast and if you ask for butter, I think they have to whip the cow. Fingers crossed there is somewhere in Germany! What has been the best show you’ve attended this year? Tricky one… we had G3, Soundgarden, Big Day Out? Robert Plant? Tool? Radiohead? I think it would have to be Shihad and Black Sabbath at Vector. What show are you most anticipating this year? I’m playing at the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria then T in the Park in Scotland, there’s a bit of anticipation about those, then Steamfest Brisbane. I am really looking forward to coming home and going to Splore though, just to see everybody I know in a relaxed environment. What’s your guilty pleasure? Singing and playing the guitar in front of an audience who are moshing out to the tunes. The rush from that is better than cocaine, or ecstasy, or anything else I can think of sticking in my nose!
New Zealand music needs more… Oboe. New Zealand film needs more… Funding. New Zealand television needs more… Downtime. New Zealand theatre needs more… Representation. New Zealand audiences are… Fixated on their couches. One industry that’s overlooked in New Zealand is… Health services. We have doctors who study for five years that make you sit in waiting rooms for an hour then talk down to you. I was just in a country where they study for nine years, they come to you in 10 minutes when you call, they treat you on the spot, they solve the problem using medicine and nutritional disciplines, and they have miniskirts!
What do you most respect about your friends? Friendship and the art of love are the greatest commodities on the planet. I respect them for being themselves and straight talking.
Name five things surrounding you right now. Hot naked chick, baby alpaca blanket, new Killswitch Engage album, cyborg face implant with LED lights and microphone clip, half-finished Lego Shire.
A usual Wednesday night for you is… Hotel room with my daughter watching movies or building with Lego if we’re lucky.
The biggest success you’ve had is… Convincing Cabinet in New Zealand to accept my drug law rewrite, then having United Nations commend us on a very creative solution and even England saying they will copy our idea certainly, gives a feel of vindication.
Is tall poppy syndrome a thing? In New Zealand, unfortunately, there is a nasty little culture that one has to push through if one wants to bring change. You notice it more when you visit other cultures. The dysfunctionalities of our little colony are brought into stark relief. You just have to learn to take the negative energy and press against it to build up muscle and keep smiling.
A usual Saturday night for you is… Usually the second show night in a row, so it will be a good show.
The biggest mistake you’ve made is… Regret is a mistake, better to stay positive.
DEBUT ALBUM: HOMECOMING OUT NOW ON SOUNDCLOUD (FREE STREAMING) CURRENTLY ON TOUR AND RECORDING THROUGH EUROPE WITH THE STARBOY BAND.
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Published on Jul 9, 2013
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