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21 September to 5 October 2013 8pm Matinees—Sunday 22 & 29 Sep 2pm Off Broadway Theatre, Elliot St (opposite RSA)

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Irish stand up comedian Tommy Tiernan’s has announced New Zealand tour dates. Tommy’s here with a vision for getting us back on track. “Joyful, uplifting, inspirational and breathtakingly funny, Tommy’s latest show doesn’t have all the answers, but one thing’s for sure: no one will have to leave the show with their clothes on inside out!” SEE HIM LIVE: TOMMY TIERNAN MON 04 NOV SKYCITY THEATRE, AUCKLAND, WED 06 NOV ST JAMES THEATRE, WELLINGTON

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Emmy-nominated actor and Saturday Night Live alumni Rob Schneider visits New Zealand for the first time with his new stand up comedy show. Schneider began writing jokes as a teenager, appearing at local venues and is now well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, Schneider has starred in several of Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison projects.

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced they are headed back to Australia and New Zealand in 2014 for their most extensive tour of our shores to date. The 2014 tour includes Springsteen and the E Street Band’s first New Zealand show in more than a decade. Jimmy Barnes will be special guest for the Auckland Mt Smart show.

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Sheffield metal heads Bring Me the Horizon are coming to Auckland for a one off show. The group referred to as ‘new face of British heavy metal’ are returning to New Zealand not long after the release of their fourth album Sempiternal bringing more electronic elements to their already energetic sets.

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Back in The Family

The Marbeck family sold Marbecks Records eight years ago, and now in the store’s 79th year the family have re-purchased Marbecks Classical, Jazz and Specialist Imports. “I have been in the music wholesale business since I sold Marbecks eight years ago and we service approximately 70% of the country’s classical releases through Ode Records. We know there are over 40,000 classical music aficionados and a huge number of jazz enthusiasts also in New Zealand and that’s who we’re here for,” says Roger Marbeck.

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Lorde finally announced details of her debut album. Social networking sites went crazy when she posted the upcoming album cover. The much anticipated album, Pure Heroine, will be released in New Zealand Fri 30 Sep. Also announced last week was that iHeartRadio and Lorde will be joining forces for iHeartRadio’s first major concert. The Radio Network’s digital radio service, iHeartRadio is presenting Lorde in a free Auckland concert at Vector Arena. CEO of The Radio Network, Jane Hastings, says the gig is specifically to celebrate the full launch of iHeartRadio in New Zealand. “iHeartRadio will be available for free on mobile and web to all New Zealanders in September so what better way to celebrate the full launch than by providing an opportunity for several thousand of those people that have registered for iHeartRadio to see Lorde live and for free.”

Also new to the Marbecks team is Roger’s son Logan Marbeck who runs the website, making this the fourth generation to work in the firm.

The concert will be the only chance New Zealanders will have to see Lorde in concert at home this year.

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RHYTHM & ALPS

The Rhythm Group has released the first line up announcement for the 2013 Rhythm and Alps festival. The Line Up Includes: Rudimental (DJ Set), Shapeshifter, Hospitality, Tahuna Breaks, The Funk Hunters, Recloose, P-Money, David Dallas, @Peace, Concord Dawn, Bulletproof, The Nomad, Louis Baker, Mayavanya Reality Chant & Mc Silva & Jah Red Lion, Steve Ward, Jamie Stevens, Thankyou City, Estére, Kev Fresh, Thanks and Gasp. More acts are to be announced in the coming months.

Your house is on fire, what do save? Paintings, the rest we can replace. Favourite ‘90s TV show? Life Goes On. Dream job as a kid? I used to say that I wanted to be an entomologist, just because it was a bit odd coming from an 8 year old and I liked the reaction I got, but really I had no interest in insects. 

 First album? Best of Billie Holiday on cassette. If you weren’t a musician, what would you be? A baker of bread. Ultimate festival line-up? Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Randy Newman, Nancy Wilson, David Gates, Leonard Cohen, Rufus Wainwright, Lucinda Williams, Joan Baez, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Jacques Brel and Sondheim. Worst job you’ve had? Singing telegrams, or refiling an accounts system manually for a bank.

As announced last week, Rhythm and Alps has a new home for 2013. The new location is Robrosa Station in the Cardrona Valley, 15 minutes south of Wanaka, Central Otago meaning for the first time this year Rhythm and Alps will have premium camping. Tickets for the two-day event are capped at 5000. There will only be 600 early bird tickets available. SEE THEM LIVE: RHYTHM & ALPS

LUMINATE

Luminate is a summer festival of both live and electronic music, visual arts, performing arts, knowledge sharing and environmental initiatives. After running for six years as an annual event the organisers of Luminate have decided to host the event every two years. “We will be returning with a full-power 8 day festival in 2015, and plans are already well underway. This decision enables us to invest our time and energy in a more sustainable way, and enables the festival to evolve, to deliver an increased quality of cutting edge music, future thinking presenters, and creative solutions to help build flourishing, self-reliant communities.” Jules Harper, Luminate Festival Director.

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Charmingly playful and very insightful, Sam is a shining singer/songwriter based in central Auckland. Already in his third year at the Popular Music programme at Auckland University, he holds an obsessive passion for music. His musical journey started in the similar way of many talented young performers, at 13 years of age, playing quietly in his bedroom.

Katchafire are finally back in Aotearoa after successful tours of Europe, UK and USA in 2013. The Best So Far tour celebrates the new best of album from the sevenpiece Hamilton band and includes songs from all four of their studio albums to date. It’s been a busy time, but they’re keen to showcase their hits.

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Much has happened in the 18 months since the release of Great North’s debut album Newfoundland. One guitarist joined a modestly successful pop band, their drummer cut his head open on a piece of coral in Hawaii, then left the band. Frontman and songwriter Hayden Donnell trumped them both by marrying his partner and bassist Rachel Donnell.

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Salad Boys and Christian Rock will be touring together this August in association with Christchurch’s independent record label Melted Ice Cream. They are celebrating the release of a split cassette EP featuring 11 minutes of unheard music from each of the two bands.

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JOHNNY & THE FELCHERS

8PM, $15-20, UTR.CO.NZ

MIGHTY MIGHTY

Left Or Right are on a mission of fusing psychedelia and blues roots in amongst buzzy songs and Richterticking jams. Their live performance is sonic with songwriting being the main focus. This winter LOR will blitz six cities over three weekends, playing tracks from both albums Buzzy and Nuggety, plus road testing some new material for fans.

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Johnny & The Felchers are necrophiliac skate punks, channeling the primitive sounds of the late 1970s and also the early 1980s. They play dirty graveyard oldschool punk in the style of Californian bands Fear and Circle Jerks. Connected to the Lorne Street pad, they have released a demo-tape on DIY label Zero Style run by drummer Johnny Zero.

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WE STOLE THE SUN

8PM, $10, UTR.CO.NZ

WINE CELLAR

The band make their return to the SFBH in fine fashion, flanked by some of Wellingtons’ outstanding local talents. There’s Newtown Rocksteady, a dance band that performs with its soul on its sleeve. Earfood islegit late ‘60s era funk, while Miles Caulder & the Rumours meld energetic country with heartfelt folk. Then there’s Russell Self to round out the night.

8PM, $10, UTR.CO.NZ

Join We Stole The Sun, Geoff Ong and Page28 for a pure night of organic New Zealand music. Great things come in twos, including Emily and Sam! Together they make We Stole the Sun, a folk-pop duo with a unique sound, which combines Emily’s jazzscatting, fun-loving character with Sam’s somewhat melancholic nature – and excessive facial hair.

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SHEEP, DOG & WOLF

Sheep, Dog & Wolf is releasing his first full-length album, Egospect, through Lil’ Chief Records – just over a week before he leaves on his European tour. Hence the live shows in Auckland and Wellington for the release and to say goodbye! Support from Race Banyon (Wlg), Career Girls (Akl), and Foxtrot (Wlg & Akl).

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They’re going to be playing covers at the Empire this Saturday for you all to enjoy! This means the chance to hear some of your favourite songs jammed by the band! So dancing shoes are required. The group just likes to have a good time and party it up, to see the crowds enjoying popular tracks everyone loves.


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Luke Jon Shearer is a multi-instrumentalist and solo artist from Newcastle, Australia. After touring both Australia and abroad throughout the past three years, Luke entered the studio in 2012 under his full birth name to record his debut solo album. Set for release in 2014, the album titled Close your eyes.

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Swing by your local museum for live performances of heart-warming music and a cuppa. The ever-popular free music gigs return with a veritable feast of acts from 26 different, talented New Zealand musicians. The perfect way to kick back on those wintry Sunday afternoons, L!VE Music brings you an all original lineup purely for your entertainment.

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

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8PM, SOLD OUT

With overwhelming demand following a first day sell out of their New Zealand show, All Time Low have heard the cries of those left ticketless and announced they will be moving the show to a larger venue. Last year saw the release of their huge hit ‘Don’t Panic’, which debuted in the top five on the iTunes album chart.

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FRI 23 AUG WARHOL

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A visionary icon of the Swinging Sixties, Andy Warhol has become a legend beyond his years. 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. As he once said:, “Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?” Startling self-portraits from a 40year period show the persona of Andy Warhol developing over time, until close to his death in 1987. He immortalised himself as much others – on canvas if not elsewhere.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE AOTEA CENTRE

Not quite the Kinect game where you can “touch” Grizzly Bears, National Geographic Live brings epic tales of adventure from the most remote corners of the globe. Magazine photojournalist Joel Sartore braves the front line of exploration and shares an intimate and humorous look at what could be the best (and worst) job in the world.

SAT 24 AUG

Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… Nice and simple - mushroom risotto. The best TV show around at the moment is… Breaking Bad. Although to be honest, I’m watching it on my Apple TV and we are only just up to season 4. Don’t tell me what happens! You’d get arrested if the police knew that you… I’ll have to plead the 5th on that, officer. People say you look like… Various people have told me I look like Julianne Moore or Meryl Streep. Um, ok... Chuck in Nicole Kidman and I could do a one-woman version of The Hours! Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Jeff Buckley is right at the top of my list, but I’m not sure who his back-up musicians would be. What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? Keen to see what Sir Peter has lined up for the second installment of The Hobbit - even though I still wish they’d just done it as a single movie... Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? At a yoga class, or chilling at home. What happens when you mix Coca Cola with Pepsi? Ugh!! A major headache, I’d say!

Five celebs on your f**klist? Let’s just say that if Idris Elba walked in the room, nobody else would stand a chance! Well, maybe George Clooney... Kittens or puppies? Kittens!! No question. What generic current affair has your blood boiled? Just one?! Our beloved leader has way too much to answer to. SEE HER LIVE: SARAH WATKINS WITH NZTRIO ON TOUR NOW NZTRIO.COM

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Auckland Roller Derby has had a cracker season so far. The women in blue and white have beaten teams from Christchurch and Palmerston North, and fought valiantly against the victorious Victorians from Melbourne. Their next challengers – Northern Brisbane Rollers – are currently ranked third in the southern hemisphere; does the homegrown team have what it takes to win?

NZTrio invites you to enjoy more sublime music at City Gallery Wellington as part of its popular Art³. Staying true to style, Heartbeats explores extraordinary New Zealand works. Concert audiences will be surrounded by the power of Shane Cotton and, drawing on cultures from both the old and new worlds.

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THU 22 AUG

ELYSIUM directed by NEILL BLOMKAMP Starring MATT DAMON, JODIE FOSTER, SHARLTO COPLEY

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING GENERAL RELEASE

Sorry, Joss Whedon doing Shakespeare? What will be see? Overthe-top fights (likely), feisty heroines (definitely) and a strange/ unidentifiable plot twist (probably not). Alexis Denisof, better known as a star of Buffy and husband of How I Met Your Mother’s Alyson Hannigan, stars as Benedick. With set ideas about love, he enters a war of words with the lady Beatrice. It’s inevitable they will fall in love: Didn’t your mother always tell you the boy that teases you just does it because he likes you? Oh yeah, and there is also a scheming plot to ruin an empire, young lovers and a sword fight or too. It’s action-packed and whipped into a frenzy with Whedon’s contemporary spin on the classic.

THE MORTAL: INSTRUMENTS CITY OF BONES GENERAL RELEASE

It’s yet another teenage sci-fi fantasy to be dubbed the “new Twilight”, but with Phil Collins’ daughter Lily at the helm we are hoping for better things than pouty face. Set in New York, ordinary teen Clary discovers she is the descendant of a secret cadre of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle.

Writer/director Neill Blomkamp’s 2009 feature debut District 9 received a lot of acclaim for being a sci-fi action thriller with strong political undercurrents. The initial word on his greatly anticipated follow-up Elysium has been that the sci-fi and action elements are present, but the metaphorical power is lacking. In this reviewer’s opinion, it wasn’t the allegorical aspects that made District 9 sing, it was the fact that you cared about the characters. That’s all fan boys want in their crazyass movies – to care. This aspect of Blomkamp’s filmmaking prowess is very present in Elysium. The allegorical aspects are also present – building on observations about the 1% versus the rest of us and concerns about availability to health care. But Elysium works because Blomkamp makes sure you care about the protagonists and their fate – it’s all too rare an achievement in genre cinema.

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The kick-ass action and brain-tickling future tech doesn’t hurt either – there is no director working today who has a better grasp of sci-fi action, including James Cameron. Blomkamp is also unmatched in infusing his sci-fi settings with grit and wear – the tagging and spray paint on everything here rings particularly true. The titular space habitat in Elysium of course lacks grit, but that’s the point of the movie. I was dazzled by every shot of the spinning ‘torus’ style space station, but I would’ve liked to have seen a little more of it. Elysium doesn’t quite build on the dazzling potential of District 9, but it doesn’t fail the previous film either. Blomkamp has crafted another superior sci-fi action thriller that demands emotional investment – I felt every moment here, and I can’t wait to do so again, over and over. WRITTEN BY FLICKS.CO.NZ

PRIME ROCKS: SOUND CITY

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After a gruesome and explosive ending to the comic book adaptation, costumed vigilante Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) returns alongside Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit Girl as the pair deal with high-school life, the emerging DIY superhero movement, and their old nemesis Red Mist – renamed The Mother F**ker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).

Prime Rocks returns next week with Sound City, rock superstarDave Grohl’s directorial debut! Sound City focuses on the history of the legendary Californian studio where artists such as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, and countless others created classic records over the past 40 years.

PEEP SHOW - S8

The multi award-winning and critically acclaimed hit comedy returns for an eighth instalment. Peep Show follows the private world of Mark and Jeremy, two flatmates living in south London. Mark is the conventional one seething with inner rages and desires while Jeremy is the loose cannon full of expressed rages and desires.

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CLOONEY 33 SALE ST

Located in Freeman’s Bay, Clooney is a partnership between Tony Stewart and chef Desmond Harris, who specialises in melding the traditional cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. The dishes are constantly evolving with the trends and seasons, meaning no two visits are the same.

DUKE CARVELL’S 3 SWAN LANE

Q THEATRE/CAFÉ/BAR

The Duke’ Carvell traded his way around the world his travels take us around the Mediterranean, his presence traced through various accounts regions. It’s rich and decadent meals, served in one of the finest establishments that’s to everyone’s liking.

Open from 8am Monday – Friday and weekends dependant on shows; drop in to Q theatre, café and bar for a coffee, breakfast, a casual business lunch or bring your date for a pre or post theatre dining experience. Menus range from homemade scones to main course meals as well as a selection of modern tapas ideal for sharing. Located in the heart of Auckland’s theatre district at, Q theatre’s café and bar feeds Aotearoa’s performing arts from 8 ‘til late. Pre-theatre bookings recommended: reservations@qtheatre.co.nz or (09) 282 4402 For more info visit qtheatre.co.nz

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THE UNCONVENTIONAL SINGER RELIVES HER LAST MEMORIES OF NEW ZEALAND. WRITTEN BY TIM GRUAR “It was terrifying,” remembers singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer (aka AFP) about one fateful day in February 2011. On the phone from New Orleans, she notes, “I was at the Napier airport, which is about the size of an outside toilet, with all the other passengers huddled around this big TV. Out on the tarmac the plane from Christchurch had just landed and the passengers were arriving in the terminal (oblivious) to the news a massive earthquake that had just rocked their hometown. It was heartbreaking.” I’ve just reminded her of that moment because I’d found her ‘bookmarked’ tweet when researching for this interview. At the time of those quakes, I was following Palmer’s last local solo tour adventures via Facebook and at the precise moment her comments were coming through my office was erupting with the news from down south. “You heard it here first, huh?” she says. “I was actually tweeting in a car going away from the airport. My first reaction was to get on a plane, fly down and do some fundrasing shows. But everyone was like, ‘No, don’t do that, there’s no infrastructure or anything.’ I couldn’t play if I’d wanted to – not then. Had my flight had been an hour before I could have landed into ….well...” Armageddon? “Yes. You know the internet is so fast. It really isn’t just this big static thing. It’s the new town crier! I did go back to Christchurch with The (Dresden) Dolls [the ‘Brechtian punk cabaret’ duo she founded with Brian Viglione] last year and I sorta expected everything to just be there, like the quake didn’t bring it all down. I was amazed at all damage and rubble. There’s a couple of things you should know about Palmer. One is that she loves her very loyal fans, is totally interactive with them and relies on them almost for her very existence. The other is that she loves being down under. Palmer views her relationship with her audience as completely 360 degrees. This has always been the case, even from the early Dresden Dolls shows in Boston. Audience members came as much to participate as to watch. They often wore dramatic make-up and clothing that pushed their cabaret/theater aesthetic. Coordinated by the band’s The Dirty Business Brigade fans joined them on stage as stilt walkers, living statues, fire breathers, performing artists of all kinds – they were an integral part of the shows.

extensively. Her latest album, Theatre is Evil, recorded with the Grand Theft Orchestra, was funded through a Kickstarter.com project, raising over $1milliion. Mind you, the return on investment was also generous, with pledgees value-eligible options like decorated turntables, crafty gifts, personal portrait sketches, art books and even a personal appearance at their next fundraiser, as well as the final recorded product! The album was recorded in Melbourne with Michael Mcuilken, Chad Raines, and Jherek Bischoff, a brilliant band of “reconnaissance hacks… with musical super powers” and producer/engineer John Congleton “who’s worked with a zillion amazing people including St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, and Xiu Xiu”. “I decided on Melbourne for two reasons,” she explains. “I wanted to get away from the normal and I’ve recorded in a log cabin before. It’s isolated and there are no distractions, but I still wanted coffee down the street and nightlife and Melbourne has that. “Also Kiwis and Aussies allow me to be me: this crazy chick that breaks rules. It’s a more tolerant society. I don’t feel like my system isn’t under fire.” Palmer’s referring to a recent online attack of her call for local musicians to join her band on stage, promising to pay in ‘beer money’. The furore was started by a fan claimed she was exploiting talent for free, an odd comment given most AFP fans, at least in this part of the world, would amputate their necessaries to stand on stage with her. “You see, that’s what I love about Kiwis. They’re much more broadminded. It’s a more relaxed thing. Just enjoy the opportunity!” Perfect sentiment I ask, referring to one of stand out album tracks ‘Do it with a Rockstar’. “Ha. Yes that’s a collision between the f**ker and the f**kee! The general stereotype of a rocker is a pastiche cliché’, partying till dawn, but in the unromantic reality, we just head to the hotel room, check emails, drink cocoa in our jammies. Mundane stuff.” Really, Amanda. You will never be mundane. SEE HER LIVE: AMANDA PALMER WED 04 SEP SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE, WELLINGTON FRI 06 SEP THE KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND TURN to page 9 to find out how to win our meet & Greet with Amanda Palmer

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auckland BARS AND EATERIES 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.

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.

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

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

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.

DING DONG LOUNGE

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

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.

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

PINXTOS

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.

VERONA

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.

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Q Theatre 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.

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.

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.

BREW ON QUAY

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

Citizen ParK

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.

FIDDLER IRISH BAR

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

IPANEMA BAR & RESTAURANT

2 Ponsonby Road Brazilian cuisine and bar mixed with classic & contemporary Brazilian music & culture.

REVELRY

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

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.


tours & events

Upcoming tours & events AKON AND T.I. (US)

Wed 09 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

ALL TIME LOW (US)

Tue 27 Aug The Powerstation, Auckland

AMANDA PALMER (US)

Wed 04 Sep San Fran Bath House, Wellington Fri 06 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland

ANBERLIN (US)

Wed 31 Aug The Kings Arms, Auckland

ARMAGEDDON

Fri 25 Oct - Sun 28 Oct ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

BRAVE

Tue 20 Aug TSB Showplace, New Plymouth Fri 23 Aug Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton Tue 27 Aug Opera House, Hawke’s Bay Thu 24 Oct - Fri 25 Oct Tauranga Arts Festival

BRUNO MARS (US)

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

CALEXICO (US)

Thu 12 Sep The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 13 Sep Opera House, Wellington Sat 14 Sep Christchurch Arts Festival Sun 15 Sep Christchurch Arts Festival

CALIFORNIA DESIGN 1930 - 1965 Tue 20 Aug - Sun 29 Sep Art Gallery, Auckland

CAMP A LOW HUM 2014

Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb Wainuiomata

CHRISTCHURCH ARTS FESTIVAL Thu 22 Aug - Sun 22 Sep

CITY & COLOUR (CA) BAYLEYS GREAT CLASSICS SERIES: MY COUNTRY Thu 05 Sep Town Hall, Auckland

BEACH FOSSILS (US)

Mon 23 Sep Bodega, Wellington Tue 24 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland

BERNARD FANNING (AU)

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

BEYONCE (US)

Wed 16 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Thu 17 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Fri 18 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Sat 19 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

BIG DAY OUT 2014

Fri 17 Jan Western Springs Park, Auckland

BLACKLISTT

Mon 16 Dec The Civic, Auckland Wed 18 Dec St James Theatre, Wellington

Tue 19 Nov The Powerstation, Auckland Wed 20 Nov Bodega, Wellington

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THE DRONES (AU)

Fri 04 Oct, The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 05 Oct Bodega, Wellington

DUNEDIN CRAFT BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL Sat 14 Sep Forsyth Bar Stadium, Dunedin

FAT FREDDY’S DROP

Fri 13 Sep The Powerstation, Auckland Sat 14 Sep The Powerstation, Auckland Sun 15 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

FLUME (AU)

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

COMMON KINGS

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

FOALS (UK)

Sat 05 Oct Town Hall, Auckland

GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SHOWCASES

Thu 05 Sep Mighty Mighty, Wellington Thu 05 Sep San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 07 Sep Galatos, Auckland Mon 09 Sep Fletcher Building Festival Club, Christchurch

GOING GLOBAL DAYTIME SESSIONS

Thu 05 Sep CQ Function Centre, Wellington Sat 07 Sep Aut City Campus, Auckland Mon 09 Sep Fletcher Building Festival Club, Christchurch

HOLLYWOODFUN DOWNSTAIRS

Thu 26 Sep Chapel of Christ The King, Hamilton Fri 27 Sep Holy Trinity, Tauranga Sat 28 Sep Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland Mon 30 Sep St John’s Cathedral, Napier Tue 01 Oct Old St Paul’s, Wellington Thu 03 Oct Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch Sat 05 Oct Knox Church, Dunedin

Wed 23 Oct Altitude, Hamilton Thu 24 Oct Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier Fri 25 Oct Hutt Indoor SportsHutt Park, Wellington Sat 26 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland Sun 27 Oct Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

Sun 29 Sep Queenstown Memorial Hall, Queenstown Wed 02 Oct The Civic Theatre, Invercargill

DISCLOSURE (UK)

CLASSIC HITS ACOUSTIC CHURCH TOUR

Sat 28 Sep Zeal, Auckland Thu 03 Oct ReFuel, Dunedin Fri 04 Oct The Bedford Big Top, Christchurch Sat 05 Oct Riwaka Hotel, Nelson Thu 10 Oct Parthenon, Wellington Fri 11 Oct Cossie Club, Upper Hutt Sat 12 Oct The Mayfair, New Plymouth Thu 17 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland Fri 18 Oct Altitude, Hamilton Sat 19 Oct Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai Thu 24 Oct Stampede Bar, Papakura Sat 26 Oct Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB (US)

Fri 06 Sep The Cabana, Napier Sat 07 Sep King Street Live, Masterton Thu 12 Sep Bodega, Wellington Fri 13 Sep The 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

Wed 28 Aug Puppies, Wellington Thu 29 Aug The Royal, Palmerston North Fri 30 Aug Ding Dong Lounge, Auckland Sat 31 Aug Brewers Bar, Mt. Maunganui Thu 05 Sep Beach Bar, Invercargill Fri 06 Sep ReFuel, Dunedin Sat 07 Sep Darkroom, Christchurch Fri 27 Sep San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 28 Sep Space Monster, Whanagnui

HIGHLIFE NYE EXPERIENCE Tue 31 Dec Stonybridge Vineyard, Waiheke Island

IMAGINE DRAGONS (US)

Tue 15 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland

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

KAIKOURA SUMMERSOUNDS Sat 11 Jan - Sun 12 Jan Cnr Harnetts & Old Beach Rd, Kaikoura

KATCHAFIRE

Thu 22 Aug Saints and Sinners, Invercargill


tours & events

Upcoming tours & events Fri 23 Aug Sammys, Dunedin Sat 24 Aug Mint Bar, Wanaka Sun 25 Aug Loco, Queenstown Fri 30 Aug Parthenon, Wellington Sat 31 Aug Travelodge, Palmerston North Fri 06 Sep The Ballroom, Whangarei Fri 20 Sep The Altitude, Hamilton Sat 21 Sep Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi Beach Fri 27 Sep The Bedford at CPSA, Christchurch Sat 28 Sep The Powerstation, Auckland

PASSENGER (UK)

Thu 28 Nov Opera House, Wellington Fri 29 Nov The Powerstation, Auckland

LA DE DA

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

Fri 20 Sep Regent Theatre, Dunedin Sat 21 Sep Civic Theatre, Invercargill Sun 22 Sep Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown Tue 24 Sep Wigram Airforce Museum, Christchurch 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

LEONARD COHEN (CA)

Sat 14 Dec CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch Tue 17 Dec TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Wed 18 Dec TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Sat 21 Dec Vector Arena, Auckland

LIGHTNING BOLT (US)

Mon 21 Oct Puppies, Wellington Tue 22 Oct Puppies, Wellington Wed 23 Oct Whammy Bar, Auckland Thu 24 Oct Whammy Bar, Auckland

Thu 24 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland

THOMAS OLIVER

Sat 21 Sep St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki Sun 22 Sep Moorings, Wellington Wed 25 Sep Snug, New Plymouth Thu 26 Sep Biddy Mulligans, Hamilton Fri 27 Sep House Session, Auckland Sat 28 Sep Wine Cellar, Auckland Sun 29 Sep Leigh Sawmill, Leigh Wed 02 Oct Major Toms, Tauranga Thu 03 Oct Blackbarn Bistro, Havelock North

WARHOL: IMMORTAL Tue 20 Aug - Sun 25 Aug Te Papa, Wellington

LAUREL HALO (US)

Thu 12 Sep Third Door, Christchurch Fri 13 Sep Queens, Dunedin Sat 14 Sep Puppies, Wellington Wed 18 Sep Whammy Bar, Auckland

TELEVISION (US)

PCP EAGLE

Wed 14 Aug Heroes For Sale, Auckland Fri 16 Aug Wrong Skate, Hamilton Sat 17 Aug The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 23 Aug Wine Cellar, Auckland Fri 30 Aug Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sat 31 Aug Rhythm, New Plymouth Fri 06 Sep Cross St, Auckland Thu 12 Sep Dux Live, Christchurch Fri 13 Sep Musos Club, Dunedin Sat 14 Sep Malbas, Timaru Thu 26 Sep Gasometer, Melbourne Fri 27 Sep Barley Corn, Melbourne Sat 28 Sep Hermann’s Bar, Sydney Sun 29 Sep Your House, Sydney

REGURGITATOR (AU)

Fri 20 Sep Bodega, Wellington Sat 21 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland

TAYLOR SWIFT (US)

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

RHYTHM & VINES 2014

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

RIHANNA (BB)

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

RIPPON FESTIVAL

Sat 01 Feb Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka

SALT N PEPA (US)

Fri 15 Nov ASB Theatre, Auckland

LORDE

Sat 07 Sep Vector Arena, Auckland

MATT CORBY (AU) Wed 29 Oct The Powerstation, Auckland

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL (US)

Wed 20 Nov Sammy’s, Dunedin Fri 22 Nov Parthenon, 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

OLLY MURS (UK)

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

SHAHRUKH KHAN (IN)

Fri 04 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

SPLORE 2014

Fri 14 Feb - Sun 16 Feb Tapapakanga Regional Park

STAN WALKER

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

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SHIT WORTH DOING

WELLINGTON gig guide WED 21 Earthquakes in London

7PM, Te Whaea: NZ National Dance and Drama Centre

Gunplay - Happiness Is A Warm Gun 8PM, BATS Theatre

Earthquakes in London

7PM, Te Whaea: NZ National Dance and Drama Centre

Footnote Dance Made In New Zealand - The Final Season 8PM, The Opera House

Love & Money

Gunplay - Happiness Is A Warm Gun

8PM, Downstage

8PM, BATS Theatre

Music Quiz with Marty Duda

JOHNNY & THE FELCHERS & NUMBSKULL

6:30PM, Bodega

9:30PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

Shadow Blasters

Love & Money

9PM,Bodega, $5

8PM, Downstage

The Medicine Stand Up Comedy

Luke Jon Shearer NZ Tour - Wellington

8PM, The Cavern Club

8PM, Bar Medusa, $5

THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT FREE-SHOW! with: D. Burmester

Sheep, Dog & Wolf - Egospect Album Release Wellington

Gunplay - Happiness Is A Warm Gun

SALAD BOYS & CHRISTIAN ROCK (CHCH)

Into Orbit w/support from Lukas Jury

RE: Genesis

8PM, BATS Theatre

9PM, Bar Medusa, $5

Love & Money

Newtown Rocksteady

Art to Art - Warhol Floortalk

7PM, The Film Archive, $8 9PM, San Francisco Bath House, $15

SAT 24 Bringing the Blood to Puppies 9PM, Puppies, $10

Gunplay - Happiness Is A Warm Gun Horrolition

Big Rick, Soviet Space Dog, Mermaidens, Toucan Stubbs

Love & Money

THU 22 Anthonie Tonnon with Ashleigh Young

8:15PM, Bodega (Burgundy Room)

Black City Lights NZ Tour 9:30PM, Puppies, $10

GLAM NIGHT: DOLLHOUSE & LEATHUR TATTOO 10:30PM, Mighty Mighty, $5

3PM, Te Papa

The Price

8PM, Circa Theatre

FRI 23

9:30PM, Puppies, $5

4PM, Circa Theatre

SUN 25

The Young and the WITless 7 - Improvised Soap Opera

10PM, Bodega, $5

The Price

Newtown on Film, 1900 - 2011

Puppies, $5

zZillionZz, #3chain$, Kreta Kano

9PM, Bodega

8PM, Downstage

9:30PM, Mighty Mighty

8PM, The Fringe, $15

10:30PM, Mighty Mighty, $10

8PM, BATS Theatre

10PM, Bar Medusa, $5 8PM, Downstage

Miss Burly Q & Mz Burlesque New Zealand

Theatresports Freestyle 7PM, Circa Theatre

MON 26 Art & Copy

8PM, Lighthouse Cinema

The Piano in a Factory - Wellington Film Society

6:15PM, The Paramount Theatre

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

8PM, The Fringe

TUE 27

Newtown on Film, 1900 - 2011

NZTrio - Art3 Heartbeats

7PM, The Film Archive, $8

7PM, City Gallery Wellington

AUCKLAND gig guide WED 21

Speaking In Tongues

Anthonie Tonnon Residency at Portland Public House

The Nark Collective & Creative Jazz Club

8PM, Herald Theatre

7PM, The Portland Public House

8PM, 1885

Art & Music

THU 22

Big Wednesday Fresh Comedy

Conch Records at BCC

AF presents Listening Series #10 w/ Ducklingmonster, Colin Woods and Nigel Wright

Edwina Thorne

DJ Imagine This

Motel by April Phillips

Don’t Puke on Your Dad Launch Party

5:30PM, Racket Bar

8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar 5:30PM, Britomart Country Club 7PM, Verona

8PM, The Basement Studio

DJ Ben Walker

7pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Resident Alien

6:30PM, The Basement Studio

8PM, Audio Foundation HQ, $5 8PM, Snapdragon

Funktion & Basement Jazz

Salad Boys & Christian Rock Winter Tour

Gralemani Trio

Speaking In Tongues

Hunters & Selectors

The Birds aka CHRISTOPH EL TRUENTO & MISO SHIRU

8PM, 1885

6:30PM, Sale St

5:30PM, Racket Bar

Marina Katerina

7.30pm, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Motel by April Phillips 8PM, The Basement Studio

Occupational Therapy with Djs Bobby Brazuka & Onny Kaulima

9PM, Ponsonby Social Club

5PM, Beatnik Publishing

Resident Alien

Few Chur Lab with KXVGXN plus guest

Richie Rich

9PM, Verona

6:30PM, The Basement Studio 9PM, Citizen Park

9PM, Whammy Bar, $5 8PM, Herald Theatre

Tyler Street Garage

The Wax Works: T-Rice & Hudge

5:30PM, Britomart Country Club

Thursday Pro Night

8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Throwback Thursdays with Vee & Guests FUKUKO

FRI 23 ALISHA & FLEX

Tyler Street Garage

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auckland gig guide FRI 23

Nigel Love & Momentus

Classic Late & Live Comedy

PCP Eagles @ Wine Cellar, Auckland 23/8

10:30PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Dean Campbell

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Resident Alien

6:30PM, The Basement Studio

Speaking In Tongues

DJ Aroha

Submariner

DJ Jason Eli

The Black Club

DJ Jason Kyle

The CVE

DJ Josh On Decks

The Tabac Lounge

DJ Laura Lush

Tribute to the Gods

DJ Lucas

9PM, Citizen Park

SAT 24

DJ Solly

AAA Pass

6pm, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

9:30PM, Northern Steam Ship

Down The Hatch featuring The Beat Council

Auckland Roller Derby vs Northern Brisbane Rollers

9PM, Neighbourhood 5.30PM, Everybody`s 6PM, Northern Steam Ship Imperial Lane

7PM, Commons

8PM, Herald Theatre FUKUKO

10PM, 1885, $10

9PM, Empire Tavern 7PM, Tabac

The Kings Arms

6PM, Sale St

6PM, Pitt Street YMCA

Dub Disco

Black City Lights NZ Tour

10PM, CODE, $5

Dylan C & Latin Aotearoa

5:30PM, Britomart Country Club

Friday On My Mind - Matt Heath 6PM, Racket Bar

9:30PM, The Portland Public House

DANCE YRSELF CLEAN with AROHA & DEAN CAMPBELL

Go East! with Cian, Manuel Bundy and Lo- Key FUKUKO

Ian Beatmaster

SUN 25 100% Vinyl DJs

10PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

Klassix From Paris & Jerm

5:30PM, Britomart Country Club

Malevolence - Bloodnut Freaky Meat 8:30PM, UFO, $10

Motel by April Phillips 4PM, The Basement Studio

Movin On Up with Grassroots, Undercover and Piet 9PM, Verona

10PM, Racket Bar

Light & Shade Band 2:30PM, Sale St

4PM, Britomart Country Club

STINKY JIM, DUBHEAD & FRIENDS

Raw Comedy Night The Winter Season

Saturdays at Sale St

Speaking In Tongues

10PM, Studio, $10 7:30PM, Sale St

8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar, $5 7PM, Herald Theatre

Scratchy

Tyler Street Garage

9PM, Citizen Park

TUE 27

DJ Andy JV

Sheep, Dog & Wolf - Egospect Album Release Auckland

After Miss Julie

6:30PM, Backbeat Bar

DJs Cian & Sam.E

7PM, Everybody`s

9PM, Snapdragon

DJ Selecta Sam

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen

DJ Spooy

7PM, Commons

DRUMRUNNERS

Monochrome Project

9PM, Leigh Sawmill, $5

Motel by April Phillips

Eyeliner, Lavender (Leno Lovecraft), SoccerPractise (Moppy)

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Ritual XIX

Speaking In Tongues

9PM, Atticus

KBB Music Festival 30th Anniversary

MON 26

6:30PM, The Basement Studio

DJ Imagine This & DJ Normski

New Zealand Northern Soul Weekender 2013

3PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Resident Alien

KBB Music Festival 30th Anniversary

8PM, The Basement Studio

Jagermeister Sunday Session with the Sentimental Sound System

Tyler Street Garage

Shepherds Of Cassini Album Release Party

7PM, Backbeat Bar

Neighbourhood

Pikdat Presents: Good Fun

8PM, The Strand Tavern

DJ Frank Booker

5PM, Verona

Acoustic Sundays W/ Josh Leys

Slave’s Soup Kitchen

9PM, Ponsonby Social Club

Magic Roundabout with Stinky Jim, Dubhead & Mr Big Stuff

4PM, Britomart Country Club

New Zealand Northern Soul Weekender 2013

5PM, Revelry

9PM, Ponsonby Social Club

9PM, Revelry

James Ashwin

Fridays at Revelry with Page3, Richie Rich and DJ Katana

Latinaotearoa Live with support from dj Hudge

Winter Solstice with Richie Rich and Ultan Burke

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

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7:30PM, Audio Foundation HQ, $5

Fame - Candyrain 10PM, 1885, $10

The Golden Dawn, $5

8:30PM, Backbeat Bar, $5 8PM, Herald Theatre

The Miltones 9PM, The Empire

7PM, The Basement Studio

Backbeat Music Quiz Night Quiz Night

7PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Soulyric 8PM, Verona

Speaking In Tongues 7PM, Herald Theatre

Weekend Comedy Showcase

8PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

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Nannystate w/ The Prophet Hens and Hana Fahy

Katchafire

Re:Fuel, Dunedin

Saints & Sinners, Invercargill

Romeo & Tusi 7PM, Playhouse Theatre, Hamilton


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CHRISTCHURCH WED 21 NZ Opera presents Don Giovanni

7PM, CBS Canterbury Arena

Fri 23

The Real NZ Comedy Show

Katchafire

Sammys,Dunedin

Nannystate, The Shifting Sands, Paul Cathro & Alex V 9PM, Chicks Hotel, Dunedin

8PM, Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts

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Romeo & Tusi 7PM, Playhouse Theatre, Hamilton

9:30PM, Darkroom

TLA & Black Sky Hustler South Island Tour 9.30PM, Tillerman’s Music Lounge, Invercargill

Born Broken, + Awakened Inferno & Sawdust 8:30PM, Dux Live

Justin Sane - The Club Grand Re-Opening

Sat 24

8PM, The Club, $10

Cornerstone Roots Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

Katchafire

Sam Allen Acoustic Tour with Joseph & Maia and Jed & Hera 8PM, Wunderbar, $15

Mint Bar, Wanaka

Little Black Book 7.30PM, Dargaville Little Theatre, Dargaville

MC Tali feat. DJ Chicoreli w/ support from Soulflex 9PM, 4 Thames St, Ohakune

The Real NZ Comedy Show

8PM, Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts

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FRI 23 Dirty Habit Club Night 8PM, The Club, $10

Romeo & Tusi 7PM, Playhouse Theatre, Hamilton

Left Or Right Winter Tour with The Laon

TLA & Black Sky Hustler South Island Tour 9.15PM, The Moose Bar & Restaurant, Invercargill

8PM, DUX LIVE

NZ Opera presents Don Giovanni

7PM, CBS Canterbury Arena

Sun 25

SAT 24

Katchafire

NZ Opera presents Don Giovanni

Loco, Queenstown

1PM, CBS Canterbury Arena

Mon 26

Osmium and Guests

North Island Hospo Snow Champs

10AM, Turoa Skifield, Ohakune

9PM, Churchills Live, $10

Round Up 2013 Grand Finals 8PM, Dux Live, $10

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polar bear ice tray By Black+Blum This clever ice cube tray takes the form of everyone’s favorite arctic animal- the polar bear! Simply fill it like a water bottle and throw it in the freezer. You don’ t even have to touch the cubes to remove- just bang it on the counter to loosen the cubes and they’ll fall right out. $29.95 fishpond.co.nz

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The iFoolish Magic Drawing Case is a protective case which has a 4” retro magic drawing board that will take you back to your doodling days. Fitted with a handy drawing pen and an easy to use slider, it ’s perfect for you to show off your artistic talent or write a note to yourself or your loved one. RRP $24.95 USD b-ponline.com

Ipad lap desk By Busted Tees

Use your tablet in bed, on the couch, on a plane, while you eat and more! Great for students, travelers or anyone else with a tablet computer. USD$12.00 bustedtees.com

By Nite Ize

The easy-to-attach Nite Ize LED SpokeLit is the perfect way to increase your visibility, safety, and cool factor when you're riding your bike in the dark. Water and shock resistant. RRP $14.95 fishpond.co.nz

The Martin Jetpack The Martin Jetpack is the world’s first practical jetpack. It consists of a purpose-built gasoline engine driving twin ducted fans which produce sufficient thrust to lift the aircraft and a pilot in vertical takeoff and landing, and enable sustained flight. USD$100,000 martinjetpack.com

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WWE 2K14 TO INCLUDE ‘30 YEARS OF WRESTLEMANIA MODE’ 2K have announced that WWE 2K14 will include the new ‘30 Years of WrestleMania Mode.’ The mode is being touted as an unprecedented singleplayer campaign featuring iconic WrestleMania matches and an unparalleled roster spanning three decades of WWE history. Commencing with the inaugural WrestleMania, the nostalgic journey takes players through more than 45 matches, including the legendary match between Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 3; WWE 2K14 cover Superstar The Rock vs. “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan in an “Icon vs. Icon” match at WrestleMania 18; and the much-anticipated WrestleMania 28 main event featuring The Rock vs. John Cena.

XBOX ONE REDUCED TO 13 COUNTRIES AT LAUNCH

Microsoft have confirmed that Xbox One will launch in 13 countries and they “remain committed to launching Xbox One in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, as soon as possible in 2014”. Here’s are the confirmed countries for the Xbox One release in November. Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom & United States Xbox One will be releasing in November in NZ at a RRP of $749.99.

REVIEW: PIKMIN 3 NINTENDO WII U Not only has it been almost a decade since the last Pikmin game launched, but it has also been quite some time since Nintendo last released a fully-fledged 3D title on console. Pikmin 3 essentially kicks off what is surely going to be a great few months of solid releases for the Wii U. But is it too little, too late for those who have already written off the Wii U as an underpowered, reduced library, console? The Pikmin series has always had quite a passionate following, but due to launching on a console that wasn’t exactly an over-performer, the following wasn’t overly large. Thanks to that, there are probably quite a few of you who have no idea what this game is about, so let me introduce you to the amazing world of Pikmin. The gameplay in Pikmin 3 is exactly what you’d expect from a Pikmin sequel: control the Pikmin to return stuff to your ship, take advantage of the Pikmin’s unique skills to over power the multitude of enemies in your way, and gain extra Pikmin by returning food or dead enemies to the Onion (the Pikmin’s organic spacecraft). Where the original game had a time limit of thirty days (each day being about thirteen minutes), Pikmin 3 only ends when you run out of food for your brave crew, which can be obtained by turning the fruit your Pikmin find into juice. Fruit can be obtained through at least one of the following ways: puzzle solving, exploration, strategic thinking, or boss battles. Pikmin 3 was a joy to play, from start to finish, and will continue being so as I make my way through all of the challenges. The game is outright adorable, and you’ll be hard-pressed not to crack a few grins at the army of loyal idiots following your every move. There really are only a few things wrong with this game, and only one of them is excusable. It’s also a shame that due to low Wii U sales that this will likely go the way of the previous Pikmin titles: adored games with a minimal following. Pikmin 3 is a shining example of what Nintendo is capable of, it’s just a shame that I had almost forgotten that. WRITTEN BY REAGAN MORRIS

GRAND THEFT AUTO V RATED R18 IN NZ

CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS TO FEATURE PLAYABLE FEMALE SOLDIERS

Grand Theft Auto V is an upcoming open world action-adventure video game, developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. The game will be the first major title in the Grand Theft Auto series since the 2008 release of Grand Theft Auto IV.

The reveal comes at the end of the trailer, when it is shown that it’s a female combatant that has taken out her rivals, as she proceeds to reload her weapon.

Grand Theft Auto V has been rated in New Zealand as R18 - Violence, sexual material, drug use and offensive language.

Over the ditch, the Australian Classification Board has also given the title a rating of R18+ - strong impact themes, violence, language, nudity and sex. Grand Theft Auto V is out on September 17th on PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360.

Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer campaign reveal has showed the addition of something new to the series, playable female soldiers.

Series developer, Infinity Ward, has confirmed by tweeting, “Yep, that was a female soldier #GhostsMP.” Infinity Ward’s Mark Rubin also mentioned “And as you saw in the trailer, you can also play as a female soldier.” Call of Duty: Ghosts is to be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U & PC on November 5th.


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COSMOS 5-PANEL By The Quiet Life

The 5 panel military inspired style cap thats trending all over the world. An alternative to the much popular supreme hats, The cosmos is a neat looking hat. get one before they get sold out again $89.99 deadstock.co.nz

FLORAL PRINT SWEATSHIRT By Zara

This floral printed sweatshirt is a great way to bring in the essence of spring into the remaining weeks of winter. RRP $74.90 zara.com

GINGHAM CRINKLE SCARF By Barkers

What’s the ethos of your store/clothing line? A love of illustration and graphics turned into something that you can wear everyday. Which historical figure had some wicked style? Brigitte Helm 1920's class.

Add an extra layer of style with one of Barkers lightweight crinkle scarves. Wear draped or knotted over almost any outfit - whether it be a tee, shirt, sweat, knit or jacket.

What muso/celebrity has style up the wazoo? Iris Apfel, just wow. I’ll dress like that when I'm her age.

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Society’s biggest fashion faux pas? I wouldn't say there is one faux pas that’s really bad, but if you look like one of the folks on peopleofwalmart.com you may want to re-think your outfit.

TURKISH DELIGHT SHIFT DRESS

What’s the must-have look this season? Printed jumper - always good to have something warm and fun in ones wardrobe.

By Dangerfield

Geometic style fabric in a basic shift perfct for hot summer days. Look unique and different in this geo shift with a ruffle sleeve! Cute basic to add to your wardrobe

Colours/patterns big this season? Navy it's not black but still dark enough so it goes with everything. And stripes something that gives you that Pablo Picasso look. What are the essentials for a man’s wardrobe? Good shoes that go from day to night.

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What are the essentials for a lady’s wardrobe? A good pair of jeans; ones that are flattering but are also comfortable so when you go out for dinner you don't feel like your pants are going to pop. Everyone should own at least one good… A graphic novel reading and art all in one.

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Powerful. Heavy. Focused. Loud. Aggressive.” Are the five words Avenged Sevenfold and co-founder and guitarist Zacky Vengeance used to describe their latest offering Hail to the King. I caught up with Vengeance after a day of photo shoots and he says the band have been busy getting ready for the album’s release. Hail To The King has been called a back to the roots of classic rock record and Vengeance says, that was exactly what they were going for. “It was very conscious effort because that’s the thing we haven’t done yet… We’re going back to our roots, it’s the music we love and that inspired us.” Musically Hail to the King is simplified and is more stripped back than their last record Nightmare. “It’s…more focused on every instrument,” says Vengeance. “There are huge drums and we’ve simplified the guitars with massive riffs. “There were elements that we’d always used but we brought them to the forefront.” The band has stayed away from the dueling guitars and layers of vocals harmonies, which Vengeance says has lead to a more powerful record. “There is much more impact and effect when you play it loud and when we play live.” On the lyrical content of the record Vengeance says it’s quite the departure from Nightmare and more of a return to Avenged Sevenfold’s story telling. “We were able to move back to using metaphors to take people on a journey compared to the hard honest lyrics of Nightmare.” Unsurprising the growth of the band members has been reflected in their records. Vengeance says one of their biggest changes is that they’ve become more focused and they have a better understanding of song writing. This includes applying techniques they’ve learnt over their decade as a band and also bringing in some of the live elements to the new record.

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Vengeance says he sees their job as “making the music we want to make.” And is grateful that their fans have allowed them to do that. He does concede that you can’t make everyone happy but he isn’t too bothered by the fact. “There will always be people who expect a certain sound from us but you can’t make everyone happy. What we can do is focus and work as hard as we can and be true to ourselves. I think that’s what gives you longevity.” Longevity is certainly something Avenged Sevenfold have. They formed in 1999 and have since released four records, Hail to the King marking record number five. Their break through album City Of Evil sold to platinum status and their self titled Avenged Sevenfold debuted at number one on the Billboard Alternative Hard Rock charts. This and other successes have led Avenged to be called worthy successors to Aerosmith, Guns’n’Roses and KISS. Vengeance says he thinks it’s all hype. “I think people always need something to write about. So they’ll always compare bands, I don’t think there is another band that sounds like us, and we aren’t anything like them. When someone’s writing a review it’s easy to listen to the first 30 seconds of each song and then base the whole review off that, and compare us to another band. “ He says they’ve always liked AC/DC, Metallica and Pantera, “we’re music fans and everyone that likes rock likes those bands.” But says Vengeance, “we’re Avenged Sevenfold, we sound very much like Avenged Sevenfold. No one sounds like M. Shadows or plays guitar like me and Synyster Gates or drums like The Rev. and Arin.” WRITTEN BY SEBASTIAN MACKAY ALBUM: HAIL TO THE KING OUT FRI 23 AUG


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