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CHOICE 2014 ROLLS AROUND
• Give Up Your New Year’s Resolutions • K+Lab Interview • Best Pizza In Town? • Choose the Right Ink
but with intention. Choose what you eat, choose what you listen to, choose what you dance to, choose what makes you happy and choose not to waste time with those that don’t. Every one of us is in Queenstown by choice - we’re already one good choice ahead of the curve. Keep choosing wisely and the rest will fall into place. Source Out.
Choice. Everything starts with choice. Whether you’re talking ABOUT what pizza to have for dinner (we’ve got you covered inside). Or if it’s worth heading all the way to AK for the Big Day Out (yep, we’ve got that too). What about choosing a tattoo? (See a trend here?) We make choices all the time - some of them are inconsequential and don’t make that much difference. Some choices are bigger than lunch and what’s on the stereo. Some choices are who to spend the rest of your life with or what country to call home. Sometimes life feels like a speeding train - remember the lead up to Christmas? Sometimes it feels like we don’t have that many choices - we do things out of obligation, habit and apathetic indifference. This month we celebrate that moment of choice. That fork in the road where you choose and steer your ship not by default or de facto,
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By SCOTT KENNEDY
THIS MONTH’S FEATURE BAND:
The Killer Seas If I hear any more frickin’ reggae I’m going to punch somebody. Yeah, it’s the sound of summer and yeah it’s all chilled out and makes you want to take your socks off, learn to slack line and get wasted in the park. Too much of the time the bongo-bashing dirty hippies become the de facto DJs for summer and we end up with the unwashed waft of slack-beat chill. When the resistance strikes like a guerrilla force from the jungle it sounds just like The Killer Seas. This fresh crew of long-term QT musos have brought the fuzz and the edge and are ready to rock. Kicking the slack to the curb this is music with swagger, it’s rock in a sweaty suit. Guitarist Joe Cowie describes their sound like this, “Raw soulmusic that’s drenched in whiskey, overdrive and spring reverb.” Hell’s bells that’s what we like to hear. “You’ll like what we do if you’re into Motown, The MC5 and Howlin Wolf.” Even if you don’t know who the hell he’s talking about, this stuff will make you move.
Garage rock deep fried in southern fried swamp water. A soulful crunch of distorted guitars, bigmuff-fuzz bass, wandering drums and bellowing vocals. The band is a supergroup of old friends - Cowie (Little Massive, Black Planet), Joel Rowlands (Two Buck Titties) on drums, Tai Forrester on vox and Andy Paterson on bass. It’s a fresh take on a bygone sound - it’s loud, brash, in your face rock and roll and just the counter insurgence summer needed. The Killer Seas are launching their first EP this month - we’ll let you know when it drops.
Live music is the heart of the entertainment business in this town and thereâ€™s more of it around than you might think. If your band needs some exposure, give us a shout and weâ€™ll put you in the line up for our regular feature pages...
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did you know? • The whip was the first invention to break the sound barrier • The chicken is T-Rex’s closest living relative • The sum of the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666 • The right lung is slightly larger than the left • Wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object • A polar bear is tall enough to dunk a basketball • Female stingrays have the ability to store sperm for long periods of time in order to become pregnant whenever they want
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May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. Nelson Mandela
By BEAR & SHARK
Do the opposite
At least that’s what we figured. So for this month, we took a step away from our usual sissy practice of making things “organic” and “natural”. Instead, I tried to distill the most unholy of things - energy drinks. The theory was basic enough. Try to “break” the preservatives in an energy drink by smashing it with turbo yeast and sugar. If that didn’t work, I would try to super saturate the satanic brew with natural sugar that would hopefully ferment outside of the preservatives making a kind of energy flavoured rum. Know what happened? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. The stuff sat for weeks, exposed to natural yeasts,
artificial yeasts, all the sugar I could get into it and... nothing. The preservatives even kept the natural sugar I added from fermenting. Which got me to thinking, how gnarly is this stuff if it wont decompose… even a little bit? I usually don’t think about it, but now I’m convinced this stuff is tantamount to drinking bathroom cleaner. A vodka and Ajax doesn’t exactly have the same ring to it. So, I dumped the sticky mess down the drain. I think I’ll stick to water or rum in 2014. You can keep track of Chris and his exploits at: bearandshark.com
WTF? Would you rather...
• Lick an old man’s stinky armpit or chew on a rotten toenail? • Have a panic attack at the top of a 75m tree or 100m out in the sea? • Have a third leg or a third arm? • Drink a litre of tomato sauce or a litre of mayonnaise? • Be barefoot for the rest of your life or wear Crocs for the rest of your life? • Have seventeen testicles or just one the size of a coconut? • Lick the floor in a nightclub or lick the toilet seat in a bus station? • Smell like farts all the time or get sprayed by a skunk once a month for the rest of your life? • Spend a day with Justin Beiber or spend a day with Miley Cirus? 8
Short shorts Fun loving bohemians Cider that tastes like lolly water Good intentions
1. The 12 publishers who turned down the first Harry Potter book 2. Being on the Titanic 3. Napoleonâ€™s invasion of Russia in 1812 4. Accepting the Trojan horse 5. Voting National 6. Scott of the Antarctic stepping out for a pee
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I am not what has happened to me, I am what I have chosen to become. Carl Jung
ROLLING WITH T MAN By TONY MOORE
time to up the ante So here we are, well into what could be called summer and you’re starting to get a feel of how fit, skilled and capable you are on a bike. Some summer goals are looming, maybe a couple have pasSED. The goals might be like training for the Motatapu, the Coronet Enduro, maybe to ride Seven Mile Bike Park with something resembling flow or even keep up with your over enthusiastic friends on the weekend rides. Feeling good about it? Want some ideas to work on and improve a little quicker?
Put variety into your riding. Hitting the same track five times a week (at this time of year) won’t help you as much as three rides a week on radically varied trails. Mix it up! If I’m too busy to do a “real ride” I’ll still do a short one but with a focus on skills, sprints or some flow based “drills” to make it worth getting on the bike. Even if it may seem trivial, think of the cliché: quality not quantity. Ride a whole section of trail with the “wrong” foot forward, hold a mouth full of water for a whole section (flared nostrils and stringy neck is a good look!), pedal one legged for intervals (alternate of course), spin light gears too fast to increase leg speed, etc. A small ride with the right focus can offer more benefit than your friends’ mind numbing two-hour chug around the same old loop. It’s not the amount of riding you do at this time of year but what you do on the ride that is most important. If this helps you have fun on your bike this summer, choice as! If you’d like to join, the Bike Club would love to hear from you: www.queenstownmtb.co.nz
Improve your diet. Same old idea, I know, but try it anyway. Whatever your current level of food focus is, you will help your cause by decreasing your intake of sugar, processed foods and fats, increasing your protein and raw foods. Eat within 20-30 minutes of any exercise to replenish and improve. Don’t reinvent what you’re doing, just move in the above direction as best as you can and you will get improvements. Whether you’re a junk food blob or an elite athlete, the principal’s the same. 10
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Camp Street, some wicked Welly street art and a nice little interior tart-up - things are looking sweet. But who really cares about steps? What’s better is the steady line-up of great local bands and DJs - DJ Lithp, DJ Cuz, Ribera, Tai and Ghettoblaster. Now that’s what we’re talking about. Add to that a pretty little balcony overlooking the Village Green and a pretty epic summer in the works - all Skybar needs is you. Good folks, choice atmosphere and the sort of place that once you’re a regular, you’re practically family. Head up the steps, this might be your new local.
In this age of information ignorance is a choice.
A choice for a place to have a drink in Queenstown has never been a problem. In fact we’re spoilt for choice. From backpacker beer halls to cocktail catastrophes that cater to real estate agents and their future ex-wives. Aiming for the sweet spot is the newly redesigned Skybar. Long known for its raucous dance floor that seems perpetually filled and it’s loyal following, things are evolving up there. With a new entrance onto
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LIVE MUSIC By NED MYOPUS
The Big Day Out Snoop Whatever is there to remind you that maybe you paid a bit too much for your ticket and that the people having the most fun aren’t drinking. Naked and Famous and Beastwars fly the Kiwi flag - so does P-Money and The Phoenix Foundation. Primus better play Winona’s Big Brown Beaver and honestly WTF is up with Blur? I was so aiming to make out with the closest guy/girl when Girls and Boys came on. Sux. There aren’t many big rock and roll shows left in NZ and this one is going to rip. Be a smug ‘whatever’ dude all you want, but 5 will get you 10 that this show will rock your socks off. Tix will still be going, gather the troops - bring earplugs and cash - we’ll see you there.
The Big Day Out - It was big, it was huge, it was cliché, it was gone, it was back. The event started sometime in a bygone era when plaid was king and Kurt Cobain hadn’t gone balls deep on a twelve gauge quite yet. All the Beastie Boys were alive, Courtney Love was relevant, grunge came and went, electronica and bigbeat came of age and many, many drunk dudes took their shirts off. It was awful, it was awesome. This month the seminal festival of cock-rock and loud-music-outside is back in Auckland. Like having sex in the back of a compact car, it’s a right of passage - though you might remember it for all the wrong reasons years from now. Bugger that. Go. The line-up is heavy on nostalgia with grunge gods and your older brother’s favourite band Pearl Jam finishing the set. Art-rock French-Canadian weirdos Arcade Fire are going to crawl out from their own arses long enough to indulge us with a show that will probably make the hipster inside of you get wet like a full sleeve of ink riding a fixie and blow your freaking mind. 14
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You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.
HUMOUR After his annual checkup, Bob learns that he has a rare disease and 12 hours to live. His wife tearfully says, “Honey, I’m going to give you a night you’ll never forget.” They make passionate love with an ardour they haven’t felt in years. When they’re done, Bob asks his wife, “Can we do it again?” This time it’s even more passionate. Later, as she is about to doze off, Bob gives her a nudge and says, “Honey, I know it’s getting late, but I think we can do it one more time.” “That’s easy for you to say,” she complains. “You don’t have to get up in the morning.” ...................................................... One day, a farmer was tending to his livestock when he noticed that one of his cows was completely cross-eyed. He called the vet who told him to bring in his cow. The vet took one look at the cow, stuck a tube up its butt and blew into the tube until its eyes straightened out. The vet charged the farmer a hundred bucks and he went home happy. About a week later the cow’s eyes were cross-eyed again but this time the farmer figured he could probably take care of it himself. He called his hired hand over and together they put a tube up the cow’s butt. The
farmer put his lips to the tube and started to blow. Strangely, nothing happened, so he asked the assistant to give it a try. The boy removed the tube, turned it around, put it in the cow’s butt and started to blow. “What are you doing?” asked the farmer, horrified. “Well, I wasn’t gonna use the side that YOU had your lips on.” ...................................................... How can you tell if a redneck is married? There’s tobacco spit stains on both sides of his pickup truck.
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Can’t believe you haven’t SEEN.. Sophie’s Choice (1982) The year is 1947. Aspiring southern author Stingo (Peter MacNichol) heads to New York to seek his fortune where he strikes up a friendship with research chemist Nathan Landau (Kevin Kline) and Nathan’s girlfriend, Polish refugee Sophie Zawistowska (Meryl Streep). There is something unsettling about the relationship; Nathan is subject to violent mood swings, while Sophie seems to be harbouring a horrible secret. Stingo soons learns that both Nathan and Sophie are strangers to truth; the audience is likewise led down several garden paths by a series of sepia-toned flashbacks, depicting Sophie’s ordeal in a wartime concentration camp. 17
OPINION By ADAM SARACENO
Hey Fatass: I’m Taking Your Freedom that 48% of white Americans believe the US Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) should be repealed. ObamaCare forces Americans to buy healthcare coverage (public or private) so that the system as a whole will be more affordable. Screw that, we need the freedom to make individual choices. Except for gays. 33 US states have banned gay marriage. 28 of them have done it with constitutional amendments – the legislative equivalent of carving a law in granite – in the past 15 years. We can’t let homos prance around doing whatever they want. We’re not Spain, for Christ’s sake. Marrying whomever you want is not an inalienable right. Not like our right to buy guns – that one you can’t mess with. We need guns for protection and self-defence. That’s why the US Senate couldn’t even pass a bill this summer to enforce background checks on private gun sales. The government isn’t here to regulate our private, personal decisions. Unless you’re deciding to get an abortion. Texas congress just passed a law effectively closing 1/3 of the state’s abortion clinics by enacting stiff licensing regulations. We can’t let poor, ignorant teens make brash decisions about childbearing – unborn humans have rights, you know. Well, unless they’re fat asses.
Hey Kiwis – have you ever noticed how fat you are? Once you’re done with that steak and cheese pie, give your sausage-fingers some exercise and Google the fattest developed nations in the world. You’re in the top 5. You chubbies have such a bad case of national plumbers butt that we should start calling you the All Cracks. Ah, stop blubbering. We’re just totes jelly over here in ‘Merikuh since we’re the fattest of the fat. 34% adult obesity rate. Whatevs, we’re the land of the free (side of chips with every Butter Burger), you skinny bitches. But some of us have realised that the freedom to eat your way to type-2 diabetes is harmful for one’s self and one’s society who must collectively bear healthcare costs for your tubby ass. That’s why NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg tried passing an ordinance banning the sale of sugary drinks over 475ml. ‘Cause freedom ain’t right when it hurts our health. Well unless those limitations of freedom cost white people money. A recent National Journal poll showed 18
IF YOU ABSOLUTELY HAD TO... Which one would you choose?
NEXTMONTH: As you’ve probably gathered, The Source runs with a theme each month. Why? Just because we can. We’d also like you to know what’s coming up next month so you can join in and have your say. We’re keen to hear from artists, writers, photographers, DJs and opinionated freaks - especially if you’ve got something you want us to publish or you’ve got something you need to get off your chest... Next month’s issue flies under the banner of:
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ABOUT: One of Queenstown’s hard to find little gems, The Bunker is an intimate, rustic, fine dining and late night cocktail bar with a lounge-style outdoor deck. The focus is on great service in a unique rooftop location. An old locals’ favourite. SPECIALTIES: Cocktails, fine dining, DJs. SOURCE SAYS: This is the bar with the best two barstools in town. Get in early and stake your claim.
Opening Times: 5pm - 4am Food: Some of Queenstown’s finest Bookings: Recommended Music: DJs after dinner Outdoor area: Yes, with open fire
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HOWLING WITH THE BEERWOLF
I have chosen to be happy because it’s good for my health. Voltaire
By THE WOLF
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
So the big hairy fella in red has just come down your chimney, you’re over turkey sarnies and I know you were just wondering… what beers should I have asked him for? Well in anticipation of that very good question I have decided to list some of my favourite Kiwi brews that will be cracker with the barbie (the cooking type not the sexy plastic doll with… stop it Wolf!). For me this time of year means delicious pilsners, luscious pale ales and creamy wheat beers. All of them pair up really well with typical kiwi summer fayre. Good traditional German style Bavarian wheat beers impart a real banana and clove flavour that blends really well with seafood or try a veal bratwurst in a bread roll with onions, ketchup and mustard. But don’t mention the war! Try the Tuatara Bavarian Hefe wheat beer from the Kapiti Coast. Lager has grown into the largest selling beer style the world over, thanks in part to world domination of large multinational brewing giants. Those who know me of old, will attest to the fact that I have had a bottle of Dutch lager or two at Surreal in my day… but no more green bottle beersies for Wolfie.
This style is great for barbeques and picnics. There are some stunners out there. Dunedin brewing icon Emerson’s have a Pilsner that goes superbly with fresh oysters. Big passionfruit flavours blend wonderfully with the saltiness of this delicacy of the sea. Rotorua‘s Croucher Brewing also have an excellent Bohemian style Pilsner that will enhance the tastes of fish grilled on the barbie. Liberty Brewing has recently produced the distinctive Halo Pilsner, a perfect summer quencher and screams Fish & Chips at the top of its voice. Now, the Pale Ale style is steeped in history. New Zealand and American brewers have taken this style to their hearts and are now producing some of the best examples of this genre. 8 Wired Brewing conjure up amazing flavours with their Hopwired New Zealand IPA. This tropical punchbowl of a beer is a perfect match for a good fragrant Thai Fish Curry. Also try their Super Conductor IPA, it’s more stimulating than a chat with John Key and certainly has more substance. Cheers, Wolf Ian Marriot is our Beer Editor and one of our original Source writers. He now runs a wicked little craft beer bar in Warkworth called Tahi. If you’re up north, call in and say hi. 24
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RHYMIN’ By SIMON HERBERT
to the tune of Folsom Prison Blues
I see the Road Train coming she’s cruising to the Quay Waiting with my work mates thank God it’s not just me I’m stuck in Seismic Survey and time keeps dragging on Stuck in Seismic Survey in hot ‘n sticky Sorong When I was just a green horn O’Donnall said to me Get your ass right on the next flight we need you immediately So I flew in to Karratha jumped on the Miclyn Glory Now I’m pickin’ and layin’ cables in front of seven big screens I bet those Geo bosses on the Mermaid Discovery Sleep between the silk sheets and eat caviar for tea But I can’t complain not really I’ve just had three months leave Three months on my snowboard my friends just can’t believe Well as the seismic mantra echoes everyone hurry up and wait Get that cable in the water and don’t you dare be late Now turn around and lift it then lay it out again Now turn around and lift it that’s Seismic groundhog day Keep up with Alpharocket: facebook.com/Alpharocket
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#GigaBullShit People need to wake up and smell the dial-up. Our neighbours over the Crown are falling all over themselves to hashtag everything #GigaTownHaweaFlat and the turbonerds in QT are quickly following lockstep behind. What chaps my dub-dubdub loving hide is that people can’t see the scam for the bandwidth. I’ll bet you dollars for doughnuts that after Chorus milks all the free social media publicity it can from this marketing masterstroke the #winning town won’t feel all that #Awesome! This is too big a deal to have such little fine print - two things will happen - #GigaSpeed will either cost #MegaBucks or the privilege to be ‘first’ will get you ahead of the wave for about a week - tops. Let ‘The Adventure Capital of The World’ (Wanaka) have it. #OverIt. Dial-up in Dalefield
Queenstown trading Bravo to Queenstown Trading! I for one love to see something like this grow and become a part of the community! To see so many useful items get re-homed rather than get tossed into the garage or to the tip is just great. Keeping it local and cutting out the fees means that stuff that was in the too hard for TradeMe basket is finding a good second home. With so many people here in Queenstown temporarily I can see this growing into a great long term solution - and so it should. Loving it in LHE. 26
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Here’s our take on your month ahead. If you’re looking for spiritual guidance this is not the place... Libra – So you’ve changed your mind, does this one work any better?
Aries – Is there actually a name for what’s wrong with you? Taurus – You’re not fat, you’re just easy to see.
Scorpio – People will stop asking stupid questions if you reply in interpretive dance.
Gemini – If I follow you home will you keep me?
Sagittarius - One more wrinkle and you’d pass for a prune.
Cancer – It’s okay if you disagree with me. I can’t force you to be right.
Capricorn – Your mouth’s the perfect size - for your foot.
Leo – You have a great face for make-up. Virgo – Just because it’s a bad idea doesn’t mean it won’t be a good time.
Aquarius – You grow on people but so does fungus. Pisces – Moonlight becomes you total darkness even more.
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Quinoa Spinach Cakes ½ cup quinoa 4 eggs 85g spinach, stemmed and chopped 1 leek, white and some of the green part, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons fresh oregano 150g package soft goat cheese Salt and pepper to taste
beat eggs and then mix in spinach, leek, oregano, goat cheese, salt and pepper. Stir in cooked quinoa. Divide mixture among 10 medium sized greased muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until set. Watch carefully so that the spinach and leeks on top don’t burn.
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Choosing your ink
certainly not a tattooist’s arch enemy. People change and so do their tastes. Laser removal not only removes tattoos completely but can be used to break up pieces and allow them to be altered or even covered up; therefore your choices with a tattoo can be extended down the line IF you decide to alter or remove it. Before you even set foot in a tattoo shop you will need to be clear that you actually want to get one. Stigma over the years has undoubtedly stopped and prevented scores of people from going under the needle. I recall seeing some bikies as a kid, leathered and tattooed to the nines. My mum made a subtle comment and in my mind they were ‘bad fellas’. This stigma though, just like the bikies’ fading old school tattoos, is disappearing. People from all walks of life are choosing to roll up their sleeve and give their flesh some alterations - we see All Blacks with sleeve tattoos. Police are sporting their ink and hospitality staff are serving us food and coffee, sleeves up loud and proud. The choice therefore should not be whether you should or not, but on actually what. Take your time, do your research, find a good shop and always apply sobriety; you do not want to be waking up with a horrendous hangover and even worse tattoo in South East Asia. I’ve met that guy... he was not happy!
Choosing what tattoo you want is no simple task. After all it’s going to be around a while - a lifetime in fact. Surely something like this should be carefully considered and thought out? I popped into Queenstown’s newest tattoo studio, Otautahi and caught up with tattoo artist and all round good guy Jeremy Hill and asked what his thoughts were on choosing your ink. Jeremy described getting a tattoo as a whole process; and I have to agree with him. I myself have a couple of tattoos. One was thought out for a while and the other wasn’t - I don’t regret either but I can see how people can later. We all know the old cliché - drunken night out + 24 hour tattoo shop = deep regret! He tells me people should do their homework, find a suitable artist, Google images, look at other people’s tattoos and even research the shop you have in mind, people should feel comfortable and 100% happy. Yet some people will find themselves looking at their once beloved piece of artwork and thinking “you have to go”! Jeremy tells me that laser removal is a viable option and
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I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions. Steven Covey
THEQUESTFORTHEBEST: Pizza It’s simple, it’s iconic. Pizza has been around longer than your Great Aunt Maysie, and judging by the number of places in Queenstown that serve it, we’ll not be in short supply for quite some time. We decided to get started via the new kid in town. Yep, Domino’s: it’s finally here. Feed yourself for a fiver. Granted, there’s more taste from that repeating last beer, but for less than half a standard Fergburger you can’t go wrong, especially on minimum wage. Next up, the soulless echo chamber of Hell (see what I did there?). Errr... filling. Yep, even someone as full of bullshit as me is struggling. If you ever find a taste of cheese or tomato in there please email us. For pizza pre-shandies, Brazz and Winnies are the places of choice. The hustle and bustle factor and cracking unisex eye-candy on offer both tick boxes. But these morsels aren’t cheap. Brazz had a great base and was so, so meaty but as with Winnies, the search for cheese and tomato flavours went in vain. Onto the “gourmaaaaay sheeet”. Restaurants with the Italian bent. Pizza rightly front and centre. Farelli’s did the tastiness in spades. Yep, finally got to taste cheese and tomato! And great value too if you
go on the two-for-one night. Go for the pork belly! Sasso is a very polished affair - the takeaway box even came with love and hugs and the pizza certainly looked like it had the most artistic flair. The flavours were difficult for my palate to wrap around but the base and crust scored highly. The last on this Atkins-busting quest was Bella Cucina. Some say it’s a bit wanky having a menu that changes every day, but I like the idea. All kinds of tasting shizzle going on, and along with Sasso, it looked the least production-line. Always a bonus. Fantastic base, crust and flavours. So, what’s the final post foodcoma verdict? Save your money at: Dominos. If desperate. Get the best base and topping coverage at: Brazz (sooooo thin!). Take a date to: Sasso or Bella Cucina. Real classy. Get the best pizza (& value) at: Farelli’s.
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GIGGUIDE Wed 1 jan
MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: DJ Julio from 10pm. THE FIND :: DJ Stubacca Party Jams. LOCO CANTINA :: Mash Ups with DJ Beau & Rob. Pub on wharf :: The Mutz Nutz live 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Ghettoblaster live at 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Lithp. POWDER ROOM :: DJ A Kid Called Kayne, hip hop & ghetto funk/glitch & bass.
LONE STAR :: Lone Star Quiz League 8pm. Big prizes! THE FIND :: Pistol Knights, live rock covers, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Live music with A Little Bit Of This. Pub on wharf :: Kayne live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Calico live at 9pm. SKYBAR :: Cricket after party with Disco Stu (Melbourne), DJ Rasty (Osaka, Japan) and Bryman (Chch), rain or shine. POWDER ROOM :: DJ Dolittle, hip-hop, breaks & funk.
sun 5 JAN
PIG & WHISTLE :: Jamie & Dan at 6pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. THE FIND :: DJ DoLittle, rap, DnB & dubstep, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Live music. Pub on wharf :: Needy Pin live 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Maximum Ropatahz live 9pm. POWDER ROOM :: Safari Sunday! With 40 animal onsies to party in.
thu 2 jan
MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: Ladies’ Bike Night from 8pm. THE FIND :: Hip hop with Mr Feet, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Horizontal Bar Bungy. Pub on wharf :: Calico live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Dan & Jamie live 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Lithp.
mon 6 JAN
THE FIND :: Mojo, live rock covers, 9pm. Pub on wharf :: Ham Solo live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Charlie live at 9pm.
fri 3 jan
PIG & WHISTLE :: Rock Felony at 9pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: DJ Just Cause from 10pm. THE FIND :: DJ Stubacca Party Jams. Pub on wharf :: Calibro live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Traditional music night from 9pm. SKYBAR :: The Funk Hunters (Westwood Recordings/ReSoul Records, Canada) with support from DJ Lithp. $10 presales from Skybar, more on the door. POWDER ROOM :: DJ Lithp, classic era hip hop & ghetto funk.
tue 7 JAN
LONE STAR :: Free poker with Cardsharks, register at 9pm. Cash game. THE FIND :: DJ Ribera, funky house & hip hop. LOCO CANTINA :: DJ Beau. Pub on wharf :: Calico live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Dan Browne live at 9pm.
Wed 8 JAN
THE FIND :: Pistol Knights, live rock covers, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Live music with A Little Bit Of This.
sat 4 JAN
PIG & WHISTLE :: A Beautiful Mess at 9pm. 35
GIGGUIDE Pub on wharf :: Kayne live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Calico live at 9pm. POWDER ROOM :: DJ Dolittle, hip hop, breaks & funk.
Pub on wharf :: Calico & Those Guys live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Dave Arnold live at 9pm. POWDER ROOM :: Safari Sunday! With 40 animal onsies to party in.
thu 9 JAN
MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: Ladies’ Bike Night from 8pm. THE FIND :: Hip hop with Mr Feet, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Horizontal Bar Bungy. Pub on wharf :: Joe Bridden live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Pol & Dom live at 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Lithp. POWDER ROOM :: Break the Bank!
mon 13 JAN
THE FIND :: Mojo, live rock covers, 9pm. Pub on wharf :: Tai live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Pistol Knights live 9pm.
tue 14 JAN
LONE STAR :: Free poker with Cardsharks, register 9pm. Cash game. THE FIND :: DJ Ribera, funky house & hip hop. LOCO CANTINA :: DJ Beau. Pub on wharf :: A Beautiful Mess live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Dan Browne live at 9pm.
fri 10 JAN
PIG & WHISTLE :: Karaoke at 9pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: DJ Just Cause from 10pm. THE FIND :: DJ Stubacca Party Jams. Pub on wharf :: Pistol Knights live at 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Cuz. POWDER ROOM :: DJ Lithp, hip hop & ghetto funk.
Wed 15 JAN
THE FIND :: Pistol Knights, live rock covers, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Live music with A Little Bit Of This. Pub on wharf :: Kayne live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Calico live at 9pm. POWDER ROOM :: Fiesta Latina, live music & drummers!
sat 11 JAN
PIG & WHISTLE :: Pistol Knights at 9pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: DJ Julio from 10pm. THE FIND :: DJ Stubacca Party Jams. LOCO CANTINA :: Mash Ups with DJ Beau & Rob. Pub on wharf :: Kayne & band live 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: The Mutz Nutz live at 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Lithp. POWDER ROOM :: DJ A Kid Called Kayne, hip hop & ghetto funk/glitch & bass.
thu 16 JAN
MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: Ladies’ Bike Night from 8pm. THE FIND :: Hip hop with Mr Feet, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Horizontal Bar Bungy. Pub on wharf :: Calico live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Dan & Jamie live 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Lithp. POWDER ROOM :: Break the Bank!
sun 12 JAN
PIG & WHISTLE :: Gemma & John at 6pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. THE FIND :: Calico live at 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Live music.
fri 17 JAN
PIG & WHISTLE :: Pistol Knights at 9pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: DJ Just Cause from 10pm.
Wed 22 JAN
THE FIND :: DJ Stubacca Party Jams. Pub on wharf :: Calibro live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Double Barrel live 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Cuz. POWDER ROOM :: DJ Lithp, hip hop & ghetto funk.
THE FIND :: Pistol Knights, live rock covers, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Live music with A Little Bit Of This. Pub on wharf :: Kayne live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Calico live at 9pm. POWDER ROOM :: DJ Dolittle, hip-hop, breaks & funk.
sat 18 JAN
PIG & WHISTLE :: A Beautiful Mess 9pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: DJ Julio upstairs at 10pm. THE FIND :: DJ Deekline (Auk), original remixes at 10pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Mash Ups with DJ Beau & Rob. Pub on wharf :: The Mutz Nutz live 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: The Plebs live at 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Lithp. POWDER ROOM :: DJ A Kid Called Kayne, hip hop & ghetto funk/glitch & bass.
thu 23 JAN
MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: Ladies’ Bike Night from 8pm. THE FIND :: Hip hop with Mr Feet, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Horizontal Bar Bungy. Pub on wharf :: Dave Arnold Duo live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Pol & Dom live at 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Lithp. POWDER ROOM :: Break the Bank!
sun 19 JAN
fri 24 JAN
PIG & WHISTLE :: Jamie & Ben at 6pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. THE FIND :: DJ DoLittle, rap, DnB & dubstep, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Live music. Pub on wharf :: Aloha or Die & Those Guys live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Up & Coming live at 9pm. POWDER ROOM :: Safari Sunday With 40 animal onsies to party in.
PIG & WHISTLE :: The Mutz Nutz at 9pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: DJ Just Cause from 10pm. THE FIND :: DJ Stubacca Party Jams. SKYBAR :: DJ Cuz. POWDER ROOM :: DJ Lithp, hip hop & ghetto funk.
sat 25 JAN
PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music at 9pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: Hawaiian Summer Party! THE FIND :: DJ Stubacca Party Jams. LOCO CANTINA :: Mash Ups with DJ Beau & Rob. Pub on wharf :: Pistol Knights live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: The Yard Men live at 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Lithp. POWDER ROOM :: DJ A Kid Called Kayne, hip hop & ghetto funk/glitch & bass.
mon 20 JAN
THE FIND :: Mojo, live rock covers, 9pm. Pub on wharf :: Ham Solo live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Joe live at 9pm.
tue 21 JAN
LONE STAR :: Free poker with Cardsharks, register at 9pm. Cash game. THE FIND :: DJ Ribera, funky house & hip-hop. LOCO CANTINA :: DJ Beau. Pub on wharf :: Calico live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Dan Browne live at 9pm. 37
GIGGUIDE The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. William James
sun 26 JAN
SKYBAR :: DJ Lithp. POWDER ROOM :: Break the Bank!
PIG & WHISTLE :: The Hamiltones at 6pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. THE FIND :: DJ DoLittle, rap, DnB & dubstep, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Live music. Pub on wharf :: Aloha or Die & Those Guys live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Pol & Fi live at 9pm. POWDER ROOM :: Safari Sunday! With 40 animal onsies to party in.
fri 31 jan
PIG & WHISTLE :: Rock Felony at 9pm. MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: DJ Just Cause from 10pm. THE FIND :: International AV DJ Showcase, Jag Skills (Aus), DJ Yoda (UK), DJ (Sampology), Stu & Lou (Qtn). Pub on wharf :: Calibro live at 9pm. SKYBAR :: DJ Cuz. POWDER ROOM :: DJ Lithp, hip hop & ghetto funk.
mon 27 JAN
THE FIND :: Mojo, live rock covers, 9pm. Pub on wharf :: Tai live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Pistol Knights live 9pm.
on the horizon:
tue 28 JAN
LONE STAR :: Free poker with Cardsharks, register at 9pm. Cash game. THE FIND :: DJ Ribera, funky house & hip hop. LOCO CANTINA :: DJ Beau. POG MAHONE’S :: Dan Browne live at 9pm.
WANAKA RODEO:: 2ND JAN CHALLENGE WANAKA:: 18TH JAN LAKE WANAKA HALF MARATHON:: 18TH JAN RIPPON FESTIVAL:: 1ST FEB MOTATAPU RACE:: 8TH MAR WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA:: 18T-21ST APRIL
Wed 29 JAN
THE FIND :: Pistol Knights, live rock covers, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Live music with A Little Bit Of This. Pub on wharf :: Kayne live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Calico live at 9pm. POWDER ROOM :: DJ Dolittle, hip-hop, breaks & funk.
SUMMERDAZE:: 31 DEC - 31 JAN VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND QUEENSTOWN AND WANAKA GLENORCHY RACES:: 4 JAN GLENORCHY REC. GROUND QUEENSTOWN BEER FEST:: 8 FEB, REMARKS PARK GIBBSTON VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT:: 15 FEB QUEENSTOWN BIKE FEST:: 12TH-20TH APRIL QTN BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL:: 26 APRIL
thu 30 jan
MONTY’S :: Live music from 9.30pm. LONE STAR :: Ladies’ Bike Night from 8pm. THE FIND :: Hip hop with Mr Feet, 9pm. LOCO CANTINA :: Horizontal Bar Bungy. Pub on wharf :: Calico live at 9pm. POG MAHONE’S :: Dan & Jamie live 9pm. 38
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firstname.lastname@example.org MOJO: Every Monday at The Find from 10pm
18th & 30th January, 9pm. Zephyr, 7th, 13th & 31st January, 10pm. Pog Mahone’s, 9th, 10th & 23rd January, 9pm.
SHAY + PEARLY: Every Wednesday at The Red Rock from 8.30pm
Rocky felony: Pig & Whistle, 3rd & 31st January. Camp St Brewing Co, 4th & 18th January. Sky City Casino, 24th January.
THE HAMILTONES: Glenorchy Hotel, 4th January, Ballarat Trading Co, 11th & 23rd January, Pig & Whistle, 26th January, 6pm
pol + fi: Pog Mahone’s, 26th January, 9pm.
FREEFALL: Ballarat Trading Co, 2nd, 16th,
By SEA READ
Tightrope walking for hippies, that is slack lining. Not to pigeon hole the slack lining population, but if you have dreadlocks and play the bongos, you’re far more likely to initiate and partake in this pastime. In no way am I diminishing the skill that slack lining requires! This lakeside hobby demands core strength, balance and concentration. Slack lining is indeed very difficult. So how did it become dominated by our dreadlocked friends who miraculously surface in Queenstown only after the snow has melted? After a few chats with the slack liners of Queenstown it is apparent that the hobby is loved by hippies for many reasons. It uses trees and nature, it’s outdoors and requires very simple equipment. Yeah, that’s right. All you need are some sturdy tree trunks to anchor the sides of your line and the vital ingredient, the slack line. But how to choose the very best line to
slacken? Lakeside passers-by will often notice one slack line is far more popular than its neighbour. But why? A narrow slack line is the equivalent of doing long division without a calculator. You could eventually get it, but the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. Only true slack lining masters can slack a skinny line. And so the skinny lakeside slack line remains lonely and unused after a few, fruitless attempts. Slack lining virgins, here’s a tip from the experts: start low and fat. While that sounds gross and conjures images of red-faced men who grope people late at night outside Ferg, it’s the intro to slack lining’s bread and butter. Low: Keep the line a foot off the ground so you’ll be less scared to fall and more inclined to dust yourself off and try again. Fat: Choose a line that is at least 5cm thick giving your tootsies more support and your head more confidence. So get slacking! In no time at all, you’ll be ready to join the lakeside hippie crew who jump, bound and single leg balance their way between the trees daily.
THAT’S YOU. IF YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR DESSERT INSTEAD OF EATING IT, OR IF YOU’RE ONE OF THOSE ANNOYING FREAKS WAVING YOUR PHONE ABOUT AT EVERY CONCERT YOU GO TO, YOU MIGHT AS WELL SHARE IT... Send ‘em in people, we need to know how much fun you’re having...
Never laugh at your wifeâ€™s choices, you are one of them.
TOONS By SCOTT KENNEDY
K+Lab has been flying the QT flag all over the place. Whether it’s being nominated for Best Electronica Album at the NZ Music Awards, rocking the house from Sydney to Saskatoon or putting out one of the best records of the year. The Source caught up with the man himself at a rare quiet moment. Source: So you’re kinda a big deal now, sharing limos with Benji Marshall and getting nominated for NZ music awards - how does that feel? K+Lab: Ha ha ha well I’m not a big deal so I don’t know the feeling sorry, but it was great to be nominated for the awards, I had an epic time up there with some of my favourite people and any exposure is always great! I had no idea who that Benji Marshall guy was, I asked him what award he was up for, he said “No awards, I’ve got no talent “. He’s a pretty funny dude. Source: You’ve played all over the place - what’s it like playing here in Queenstown? K+Lab: Queenstown is still one of my favourite places to play. There’s always a bunch of loyal friends and family that do their best to make it to my shows and the crowds are really responsive and rowdy! My last show at Debajo was a banger! Can’t wait to get back! Source: What’s next? K+Lab: January I’ll be doing the usual performing of the Glitch Hop at Summerlands festival and around parts of New Zealand. We’ll
be shooting a music video for “The Mothership” with the Mic Smith as well as hitting the studio when possible. I’ve got a bunch of remixes I’m working on for Stickybuds, Trei, K Theory and Colabs with Dwolf from The Upbeats, Louis Baker, The Funk Hunters and heaps more. I’m also halfway through my next album which is a follow up to “Spacedirt”. Source: Who’s your dream collaborator? K+Lab: My dreams came true this year getting to work with Dwolf from The Upbeats and doing an official remix for Shapeshifter. Source: Okay seriously, explain the Key-Tar? K+Lab: Ah yes, well the occasional snobs find it a bit weird but I bought it to be able to react with the crowd better. I used to play on a keyboard at my live shows but people couldn’t really see what I was doing and I had to stay in the one place. Having the keys upright means people can see what’s going on and the reactions have been great. Best purchase of my life!
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