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22 - 28 FEB 2012 . NZ’S original FREE WEEKLY STREET PRESS . ISSUE 401 . GROOVEGUIDE.CO.NZ

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Shit worth announcing

Breaking news  Sick Of It All and Agnostic Front have announced one New Zealand show as part of the New York United tour. The bands will play at The Kings Arms in Auckland on Wed 02 May with support from Shitripper.  Sherpa has announced a tour celebrating their upcoming album release. The Auckland-based band will play in Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.  MC5 bassist Michael Davis passed away earlier this week due to liver failure. The US punk pioneer was 68.

Announcements Makin’ Wavves

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 Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling has been announced to play New Zealand three shows in April. Elling will perform in Palmerston North, Wellington and Tauranga.  This Wed 22 Feb marks the anniversary of the Christchurch earthquakes. Memorial services and other coverage will be covered on most NZ radio and television stations.

The Black Dahlia Murder have announced a side show as they step away from their support act for A Day To Remember. The five-piece thrash-heads from Detroit will play one show in Wellington on Thursday 08 March with support from Bulletbelt and Of Blackest Ocean. Tickets are on sale now through Under The Radar and at Slow Boat.

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“KRS-ONE is coming to Auckland, coming to Wellington, coming to New Zealand. April 2012. Get ready.” If that’s not official, what is? The hip hop legend himself, KRS-ONE went on video last week to announce his upcoming shows down under. While dates haven’t been set yet, we know that the shows will be in April. We also know that KRS-ONE doesn’t fly, so he’ll be coming to the country via boat instead. How OG is that?

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Five albums into their career, the boys from Leeds The Kaiser Chiefs have announced their very first New Zealand show. The trademark Brit-poppers made some waves in Australia last year and decided that the lands down under suited them quite nicely. Young Lyre have been announced as the support act for the five-piece who will play on Thursday 10 May at Auckland’s Powerstation. Tickets will be available from Friday through Ticketmaster.

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When Americana and Canadian acoustic pop crash head on, you end up with a little something like City and Colour, the three-time platinum certified project led by Dallas Green, who has calmed down since his more hardcore days in Alexisonfire. City and Colour will stop by for one show in Auckland on Sunday 29 April at the Town Hall before heading off to Australia for a string of shows there. Fellow Canadian act Bahamas will be aiding Green and holding the support reins.

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April will see the country’s biggest rock act Shihad embark on The Meanest tour. Starting in Hamilton at Altitude on Thursday 05 April, the band will head on to play in Tauranga, the Coromandel, Auckland, Greymouth, Nelson, Christchurch and Upper Hutt. Tickets for all shows are available through Ticketmaster and at most of the gig sites – see the tours pages for the list of venues.

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The office went abuzz last week when Mystery Girl announced that surf-punk brats Wavves would be heading to New Zealand for one show in May. Just as famous for blasting his mouth off as he is blasting his tracks out, skater boy Nathan Williams and crew will surely deliver a gig full of teenage angst at The Kings Arms in Auckland on Thursday 03 May. Tickets are available from Thursday 23 February through Real Groovy and Under The Radar.

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EVENT Cinemas will be celebrating the silver screen from March through to June as they run the Retro Showcase. For 13 weeks the likes of Singing in the Rain, Rocky, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Black Narcissus, Labyrinth, Muppets Take Manhattan, Dr. No, Gone With the Wind, West Side Story and more will play in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. Head to eventcinemas.co.nz for more information.

13/04 Professor X

Australian multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd has announced two New Zealand shows in April. The musician is known for his live performances and comes to the country as he celebrates the release of his latest album Follow The Sun. Rudd will play at The Kings Arms in Auckland on Friday 13 April and in Wellington at Bodega on Saturday 14 April. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, Real Groovy and Rough Peel. Fun fact: Xavier Rudd was named “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity” by PETA in 2007.

23/02 Fem Men In

On the eve of their one-off show at 4:20 in Auckland this Thursday 23 February, Brooklyn-based art collective/band/all-round champs Men will be releasing their new EP Make Him Pay. Led by JD Samson of Le Tigre fame, Men’s performance at K Road this week will be one of the better ways for Aucklanders to spend their Thursday.

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PLAYING In Brief... FAVourites Anthony Black NEW PeRFORMANCE FESTIVAL

Favourite drink? Manhattan Favourite takeaway? Chicken Shawarma Favourite classic film? Casablanca or Star Wars Favourite childhood memory? Skiing in British Columbia Favourite party food? Something with goat’s cheese Favourite vice? Manhattan Favourite song? No favourites, but Tina Turner’s ‘Private Dancer’ is in my head a lot these days Favourite cause? Medicins Sans Frontieres Favourite label to put on your relationship? Do not open Favourite ‘90s TV show? Fresh Prince of Bel Air Favourite word? Loquacious Favourite album? The Beatles – Revolver Favourite body part on you? Eyes Favourite body part on someone else? Back Favourite venue? Berkeley Street Theatre (Toronto) Favourite lyric? “Your eyes must be filled with the mist of underwater cigarettes” (Hawksley Workman, ‘No beginning, No End’) Favourite candy bar? Coffee Crisp Favourite current TV show? Breaking Bad

SEE HIM LIVE: INVISIBLE ATOM TUE 21 FEB- SAT 25 FEB HERAL THEATRE, AOTEA CENTRE, AUCKLAND

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Wellington four-piece Junica has been announced as the support act for New Order’s Auckland show on Monday 27 February at Vector Arena. Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster and Real Groovy. Upcoming Kiwi new-pop starlet Ruby Frost has been announced as the support act for the one-off Jessie J show at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Tuesday 28 February. Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster and Real Groovy. The New Zealand Music Commission has announced some important dates in the lead up to New Zealand Music Month this coming May. Thursday 01 March is the closing date for the next round of NZ On Air: Marking Tracks grants, Thursday 08 March is the cutoff date for entries into the Hook Line & Singalong competition; Friday 09 March sees Austin’s SXSW festival kick off with several Kiwi acts heading over; Wednesday 14 March will see Sounds Aotearoa head to New Plymouth; and Monday 23 April is when the Outward Sound Grant applications

are due. For more information about all of these events, grants and more, head to nzmusic.org.nz. The 500th episode of The Simpsons has just aired in the US. After 23 years of shenanigans, the series has hit a landmark with an episode which included a guest appearance from WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange. The episode won’t screen in New Zealand for some time and the future of the series is still up in the air after payment disputes last year, but 500 episodes seems like a good enough time to step back from the limelight, right?

Sounds like summer The 95bFM Summer Series has been announced to make its return at a new venue. Moving away from the more familiar surroundings of Albert Park, this year the event heads down to Silo Park. Saturday 10 March will see The Checks, Die! Die! Die!, Street Chant, The Golden Awesome, Princess Chelsea and Wilberforces all play at the 95bFM Summer Series in Wynyard Quarter. Organisers have said that there will be market stalls, food vendors, bars serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, shade tents, water fountains and of course, awesome bands. As per every year it’s free to head along, and the radio station will be broadcasting the event live from 12pm.

Funny Guise Greg Behrendt has been announced as the host for the 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival. Co-author of the book He’s Just Not That In To You and script consultant on Sex and the City, Behrendt has been a behindthe-scenes man and in-your-face stand-up comedian for many years. While the full line-up and announcements are yet to be made for the iconic festival, the preview/opening night dates have been set. Auckland’s Comedy Gala hits the Aotea Centre’s ASB Theatre on Friday 27 April and Wellington’s First Laughs festival plays at the Opera House on Sunday 29 April. Presale tickets will be available from Tuesday 28 February. All tickets and insider information are easy to get if you sign up with the Comedy Festival over at comedyfestival.co.nz/ join-us. Pre-sale tickets for the 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival will be available from Tuesday 06 March, but you’ll need to sign up beforehand to get in the know before your much savvier friends.

Shit Worth Knowing

Releases this week

Music: Amos Lee’s As the Crow Flies; Ana Tijoux’s La Bala; Ben Kweller’s Go Fly A Kite; Big Time Rush’s BTR; Caliban’s I Am Nemesis (limited edition); Cher Lloyd’s Sticks & Stones; Childish Gambino’s Camp; Clare Teal’s Hey Ho; Derty Sesh’s Apology Accepted; Field Music’s Plumb; Kevin Field’s Field of Vision; Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park; of Montreal’s Paralytic Stalks; Pet Shop Boys’ Format (limited edition); Professor Green’s At Your Inconvienience; Reece Mastin’s self-titled; Steve Aoki’s Wonderland; The Menzingers’ On the Impossible Past; The Outsiders’ Shallow Graves EP; Various artists on the Treme soundtrack. Cinema: Contraband (directed by Baltasar Kormákur, starring Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, J.K. Simmons); Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (directed by Stephen Daldry, starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, James Gandolfini); Jack and Jill (directed by Dennis Dugan, starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino); Shame (directed by Steve McQueen, starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Amy Hargreaves); Vincent Wants To Sea (directed by Ralf Huettner, starring Florian David Fitz, Karoline Herfurth, Heino Ferch). DVD & Blu-ray: Across The Line DVD & Blu-ray; Belle Epoque DVD; Fright Night DVD & Blu-ray; Jess + Moss DVD; Johnson County

War DVD; King Of Texas DVD; Mabo: Life Of An Island Man DVD; Matador DVD; Monte Carlo Blu-ray; Owl City - Live From Los Angeles DVD & Blu-ray; Paranormal Activity 3 DVD & Blu-Ray; Rogue River DVD; The Debt Collector DVD; The Three Musketeers DVD & Blu-ray; Treasure Guards DVD & Blu-ray; Triangle Wars DVD; Viva Riva DVD; What’s Your Number DVD & Blu-ray; When a City Falls DVD.

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Kiwi FM goes International Monday 20 February saw “New Zealand music only” station Kiwi FM begin to broadcast international music as well. Since the station was launched back in 2005 it has played only 100% local music, but it seems the restrictions of that mantra were limiting Kiwi FM’s potential audience. In a press release, group programme director of music brands for MediaWorks Radio Andrew Szusterman said that the move was designed to secure a wider audience for the New Zealand music that the station champions. “We know that audiences enjoy hearing their favourite New Zealand artists mixed in with international artists, so from now on Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Naked And Famous and Kimbra will play alongside international artists such as Radiohead, Lana Del Rey and Phoenix. By adding the best alternative music from around the world, we believe we’ll bring a wider audience to the station and so provide a better platform for the New Zealand music Kiwi FM plays,” Szusterman was quoted as saying. The release continued to say that in accordance with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage license that was part of Kiwi FM’s conception, the station will play a minimum of 60% local music and will “...still deliver up to three times more New Zealand music than is currently heard on any other commercial radio station.”

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Shit worth doing

WEDNESDAY 22

Thursday 23 System Of A Down

Jack And Jill

The Trusts

General Release 7.30pm, $95, ticketdirect.co.nz

System Of A Down play at Auckland’s Trusts Stadium with very appropriate support from The Dillinger Escape Plan. Remember when everyone, no matter what little sub-culture they used to belong to, loved SOAD? Whatever happened to those days? Oh well. This raucous gig will be crazy headbangingly loud. And pretty awesome, too.

So who predicted that Adam Sandler would end up being the next Eddie Murphy? What else would you call a past-his-prime comedian who now plays versions of himself but also versions of his family in fat suits? Hijinx ensue, but let’s not forget that some serious family lessons will be learned. Nice one, Adam Sandler.

Mayer Hawthorne

The Artefact Project

San Fran Bath House

French Revolver Studio

8pm, $60.50, ticketmaster.co.nz

8pm, $12-25, R15, eventfinder.co.nz

There’s something about Mayer Hawthorne that girls just love. Whether it’s that swooning, crooning r’n’b voice, his yeah-you-know-your-mother-would-love-memore-than-Colin-Firth good looks or just because he’s a famous singer... who knows? But you just know that this guy can pull.

The collaboration between Melissa Fergusson and David Allnutt makes its debut at Auckland’s French Revolver Studio on Victoria St West. This linear collection of three short plays explores platonic relationships and the honesty that comes with such a thing. It’s like an in depth look at the friend zone.

Comedy Night

The Sisters Of Mercy

A Day To Remember

Roger Waters: The Wall

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Powerstation

Logan Campbell Centre

Vector Arena

8pm, $15-20, R15, ticketdirect.co.nz

Dai Henwood (of Dai Henwood fame), Rose Matafeo (of U Live fame) and Rhys Mathewson (of being another comedian with the name Rhys fame) head down to Dunedin for the Orientadium night of comedy. It’ll be funny. Get over it.

8pm, $72.50, ticketmaster.co.nz

Even though they had to cancel their gig last year, The Sisters Of Mercy are coming back in full force for this solo New Zealand show. Fun fact – these dudes aren’t actually sisters. They’re a bunch of dudes.

6.30pm, $69, ticketmaster.co.nz

The one-off all ages gig happens this Thursday. Florida hardcore quintet A Day To Remember make the jump over from Australia’s Soundwave festival with Antagonist A.D, Snakes Of Iron and ‘Til Death Do Us Party on support.

8pm, showbiznz.co.nz

The fourth and final date of Roger Waters: The Wall goes down this week as the Pink Floyd experience comes to life in ways you’ve never imagined. Unless you’ve been tripping more than a gammy-footed drunk playing jump rope.

Friday 24 NZ Fashion Festival

Fuse

high street

CPIT 12pm

9pm, $10-50 ignition.ac.nz

It’s a night of indie rock as the Fuse Orientation Week continues at CPIT with T54, Ghostwave and The Transistors all on show. Bonus fun: the first 50 people through the door each night get their first drink free. Which you poor students should take advantage of, so you can spend your money on books and condoms.

Fashion heads to Auckland’s Queens Wharf from Friday through to next weekend with the likes of Nom*D, Karen Walker, Annah Stretton, World, Cybele, Ruby, Helen Cherry, Kate Sylvester, Lonely Hearts, Jimmy D, Hailwood, Zambesi, Stolen Girlfriends Club and so much more on display.

The Gunslingers Ball

Shenandoah Davis

Proton Beast

Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar

Chicks Hotel

Static

$15-20, undertheradar.co.nz

The Gunslingers Ball is back with The Eastern, Heart Attack Alley, Bernie Griffen and the Grifters, Lisa Crawley and the Conversations, Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, Gundry Blues and more all on show. The show is always a big one, and if you miss out you’ll get picked on because you’re not cool.

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8pm, Door Sales Only

Shenandoah Davis, equal parts Antony and The Johnsons as she is Joanna Newsom, continues her extensive New Zealand tour. The singer has been delighting audiences with good reason – she’s great.

9pm, $10, Door Sales Only

Proton Beast take their “sonically challenging noisy-doom-pop” EP 2000 And Blood to Hamilton with goodtimers Hollywoodfun Downstairs and Throw It To The Fire holding the support reins.

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Saturday 25 Fiesta De Casa

Little Bushman & Ewh

Britomart Country Club

The Kings Arms

4pm, $10, iticket.co.nz

8pm, $30-35, cosmicticketing.co.nz

The Akwaaba parties are back to give a tropical injection to Auckland. Fresh from taking part in the 2011 Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid and recording her debut album in New York, Andrea Balency headlines with a fantastic support line-up including The Ruby Suns, MayaVanya and more.

Divas in the Park

Game

Puhoi Valley Cafe

Vector Arena

4pm, $30, eventfinder.co.nz

Puhoi’s Jazz and Blues Fest happens once again this weekend, and this time it’s all about divas in the park as local ladies Edwina Thorne and her band, Gael Ludlow with Riverhead Slide and Margaret Umbers with her ensemble Blue Pearl.

It was last year when Little Bushman and Electric Wire Hustle played two sell-out gigs, bringing their eclectic mix of soul and funk combining into a pure kiwi form of psychedelia. Now that Little Bushman have released their third studio album, the bands will team up again for more audience-wowing.

International Tattoo & Art Expo Claudelands Arena $65 Ticketmaster.co.nz

11am, $20-30, ticketek.co.nz

Jayceon Terrell Taylor AKA Game AKA The Game plays at Vector with Kiwi hippity hopper Savage. We don’t know why he dropped the “The” in “The Game”, but as long as he doesn’t turn his name into a symbol, it’s not a big deal.

The International Tattoo & Art Expo runs throughout the weekend and there’s more than just skulls, birds and flowers on show. There’s live music from Tiki Taane, Devilskin, I Am Giant, NRG Rising, Knights of the Dub Table, The Dirty Sweets and more, stunt bikes, magicians, burlesque, the Miss Tattoo NZ 2012 pageant and more.

@Peace

Shapeshifter

UP FM Solar Series

San Fran Bath House

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Western Springs Stadium

10.30pm, $20, 1-night.co.nz

The country’s favourite hip-hop troupe of the moment, @Peace head down to Wellington with support from The ARC, Scratch 22, Paydirt, Legal Money, The Sidesteps Quintet, Marek, The Hip Drop and Dam-G. There’s also an all ages show on at 7pm for all those not-by-choice straight-edge kids.

Monday 27

8pm, R15, $45-55, ticketdirect.co.nz

O Week comes to a close as Shapeshifter rounds off the week of festivities, joined by Sunshine Soundsystem and Nightshade. Make the most of it – you’ll have to take life seriously come Monday.

12pm, FREe

Hip parents can feel really good about themselves when they take their kids along to a day of music in the park which is also licensed. You can drink wine and talk about mortgages and politics while your kids run around playing space cowboys.

Tuesday 28 New Order

gig OF THE WEEK

Vector Arena

Hot damn. How many different age brackets are there going to be at this gig? New Order, one of the most iconic bands in whatever sub-division of rock you happen to be looking at, plays at Auckland’s Vector Arena for this very special one-off performance.

auckland

art and culture

Black Lips Powerstation

Let’s get something straight about Black Lips – they’re not really the brats that they make themselves out to be. Yeah, there was that little Wavves tiff, but that guy’s just as much of a little shit as they are. Catch the whistle and handclap fever live from the band that love to rub everyone the wrong way.

Jessie J

Key

Vector Arena hamilton

daytime event

wellington

live music

dunedin

all ages

christchurch

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One of the hottest new darlings of pop, Jessie J plays her very special one-off performance at Vector Arena on Tuesday. She’s been likened to P!nk, Lady Gaga and Madonna, but we’re pretty sure that the singer/ songwriter/producer is her own girl. Drop the cutesy bullshit and see a pop star with a bit of attitude.

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Sebastian McKay talks to Game about The R.E.D. Album, his upcoming NZ show and social media.

Firstly, what are your thoughts on coming to NZ for the second time? I love NZ man, love it – I have fun shows and everyone goes real stupid. What are your expectations for this album? I’m already at number 1; I exceeded my expectations within seven days of dropping the album. In an interview about LAX you talked about how your fourth album was going to be a concept, titled Dairies of Compton, with each track just titled chapter one through 10. In the end, why did you change this idea? Nothing’s changed man, I’m still the same person, but I’ve evolved as an artist and as you evolve in your craft you become more confident with it. Can you talk about the experience of creating The R.E.D. Album, and your inspiration for the lyrics? I just thug it out man, there’s no agenda, I’d just go in there and do what I wanted depending on how I was feeling. Then after six or eight months, I got my boys together and we sat down with some smoke and a drink started putting it all together. Who or what, or both, would you cite as inspiration for the album? My kids are my inspiration for every album, point blank. Period. What is your single ‘Red Nation’ actually about? It isn’t about anything, it’s just an anthem, I reference myself a bit and a few other rappers. I’ve had people coming up to me saying it’s the song that gets them pumped up in the morning, or gets them pumped up for a workout. I still work out to it. It’s also a really good concert song.

I’ve read in an interview that you call The R.E.D. Album your best effort since The Documentary, but which do you prefer, artistically and personally? The Documentary and R.E.D. were both great albums, but I prefer Doctor’s Advocate, it’s my all-time favourite. It is more West Coast and a lot smoother. It seems to be pretty easy to sell out and make generic rap these days. Having not done so, and having a fan base that respects you and loves your music, does that make you closer to your fans? My fans know me and I know them. I know that they aren’t into any of that fluffy funny weird ass shit. I grew up in an era where rap was real; the 2010 style of music isn’t my genre. I have nothing against it, they have their era and I have mine, just like the guys before me. Has social media helped with you career as its progressed? Social media has fucked up everyone’s careers, with people downloading your music and not buying records. But it also connects you with your fans. It’s like everything in life, it has its pros and cons and I’m really not in a position to complain about anything. What are your thoughts on young would-be producers remixing your songs and then using them as a careering building platform? That’s innovative; they should use good artist’s music to start their careers. I did when I was starting out and I think any artist would think it’s a cool thing. WRITTEN BY SEBASTIAN MACKAY SEE HIM LIVE: Game Sat 25 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland $65 from Ticketmaster.co.nz

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it ’s sweet when a hardcore band that make badass music get giddy and cutesy together.

“We were all outside Jeremy’s house and we saw his grandmother riding a lawnmower, she was just riding on the grass and a squirrel ran out in front of her and she ran it over. It was meant as a joke [the name] because we just said ‘this is a day to remember’. There was blood everywhere.” And thus A Day to Remember got their name. As a band, they say they stand for making badass music with as many people as humanly possible, and having a great time. They first burst onto the hardcore scene in 2003 with their metalcorepop-punk fusion. Formed in Ocala, Florida by former guitarist Tom Denney and former drummer Bobby Scruggs, alongside vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarist Neil Westfall, and bassist Joshua Woodard, they soon carved out a name for themselves and a loyal fan base, playing over 200 shows before being signed with Indianola Records. Their debut album And Their Name was Treason sold 8,690 copies through word of mouth alone. A year after signing with Indianola Records, A Day to Remember signed with Victory Records. In 2006 they recorded their second fulllength For those Who have Heart, which was released in January of 2007 and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart. They then returned to Zing studios with producer Chad Gilbert (who would feature again on What Separates Us from You) and mixer Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage. This resulted in the 2009 album Homesick, which reached number one on the US Indie Rock charts, followed by a second number one with their 2010 release, What Separates Me from You, their fourth studio album. To top it off, they were voted MTV’s breakout band of 2011. “That was awesome,” comments guitarist Neil Westfall. “And people might have heard of us through the charts, but it isn’t going to change our approach to our sound and albums.” What Separates Me from You was recorded from May to July 23, 2010 in the band’s hometown. Westfall says the album was influenced by a lot of the same stuff as in the beginning.

“Metalcore and punk wrapped together with some catchy pop,” he muses. “We have never-ending influences because all of our musical tastes are so vast.” This album gave the band their first TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with performances of ‘All I Want’ and ‘Better Off This Way’. The album saw four singles – three of which had music videos, and one being released for radio. Although the album had a mixed reception, Matt Heafy (front man of Trivium) called the album the sixth best of 2010, the album peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 chart and it’s sold more than 185,000 copies – 58,000 of which were sold in the first week of release. Following the success of What Separates Me from You the band will embark on the second leg of Rise Against’s current tour, which will see them play shows across America until May. They’re currently planning a month off to enter the studio though, in what is speculated to be March. “We have a ton of ideas from every end of the spectrum, poppy, punk, metal, and rock, acoustic,” enthuses Westfall. “It’s the beginning of the process and we’re so excited to be in a band and have people allow us to make music. Our fans should start getting excited.” Before that though, they’ll be in New Zealand for their second time for a one-off show on February 23, on their way to playing a headlining slot at Soundwave festival alongside Marylin Manson and System of a Down – something the band is really looking forward to. “Words can’t describe how excited we are; when I was a kid I never thought it would be possible to play alongside guys like that. It’s pretty scary. “We’re so excited to be coming back to New Zealand too, the culture is amazing. Every time we’ve been to Australia we’ve only been there for a small period of time, and it’s been difficult to come over.” WRITTEN BY SEBASTIAN MACKAY SEE THEM LIVE: A DAY TO REMEMBER THU 23 FEB LOGAN CAMPBELL CENTRE, AUCKLAND

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divide the joy and make way for the new order. one of the world’s biggest bands plays in auckland next week.

The announcement that New Order would preform two concerts in Europe late last year was greeted with amazement by fans of the band. Hadn’t New Order split? That was certainly the opinion of Hooky (aka Peter Hook), bass player extraordinaire and founding member of both New Order and Joy Division. Could it be true? Or was this simply a bizarre hoax, manufactured to pluck at the heartstrings of the band’s legion of loyal fans, most of who assumed Hooky’s repeated pronouncements that New Order was a rotting corpse was in fact true? In the entertainment business, stranger things have happened than the resurrection of a band that still has plenty to offer the world. New Order’s last album, Waiting for the Siren’s Call, was a solid follow up to 2001’s excellent Get Ready – the band’s first since 1993, when they released Republic amidst the financially disastrous demise of their record label, Factory. They’ve even taken time out in the past, pursuing other musical projects apart, including Electronic, Revenge, Monaco, The Other Two and singer Bernard Sumner’s recent outfit, Bad Lieutenant, which includes New Order drummer Stephen Morris and guitarist Phil Cunningham. But Hooky was adamant that New Order was dead and buried, even while he picked over the bones of Joy Division by touring the world playing Unknown Pleasures and Closer in their entirety under the moniker Peter Hook & The Light. Then the other members of New Order declared a couple of shows in Belgium and Paris to raise money for ill long-time collaborator Michael Shamberg, plus a December show in London. The hope of seeing New Order live inflames the hearts of all their fans, desperate to hear ‘Blue Monday’, ‘Confusion’, ‘Thieves Like Us’, ‘The Perfect Kiss’, ‘Regret’, ‘Crystal’ and all their other favourite songs played live. New Order’s show in Auckland on February 27 – aptly, on a Monday – includes original member Gillian Gilbert back on keyboards, with Bad Lieutenant’s Tom Chapman replacing Hooky on bass. To all intents and purposes, it’s New Order, though they’ve slyly listed the names of this lineup on the marketing material to circumvent some of the criticism that it isn’t really New Order without Hooky slinging his bass around the stage. My introduction to New Order came in 1983, when my stepbrother played me ‘Blue Monday’ at his 21st in South Auckland. His friends were rabid music fans and told me about New Order’s other singles and the debut album Movement. Titles like ‘Ceremony’, ‘Cries & Whispers’,

‘Temptation’ and ‘Everything’s Gone Green’ seemed so mythical to my innocent, excited mind. My first opportunity to see New Order in concert came in 1985, when they played Logan Campbell Centre. I still have the giant blue poster for the show, complete with its redeployment of the graphic from the Procession sleeve. I remember everything about that show, including their defiant insouciance, which is one of the qualities I always loved about them. They were a picture of brooding brilliance as they worked through much of new album Low Life, a few hits and a song that never saw the light of day on subsequent releases. Two years later, New Order was back in New Zealand; this time playing the Galaxy (aka The Powerstation), back when the stage was at the entrance end of the building. The album they were promoting, Brotherhood, was more upbeat than Low Life, especially the single Bizarre Love Triangle, and it was obvious New Order were enjoying themselves. Later in 1987, I was living in Baltimore, scalping tickets with a friend, and I got to see New Order at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on a tour that included Echo & The Bunnymen and Goth band Gene Loves Jezebel. It was exciting to see New Order impressing an American audience that had been prepared by college radio and new single True Faith to expect something special. Then the New Order drought began. After releasing Technique, recorded in Ibiza, in 1989, the hilarious English Football World Cup anthem World In Motion, then Republic and its many singles, New Order didn’t return to New Zealand until 2002, on the back of comeback album Get Ready. It was a long time between fixes. Thankfully their headlining show at Big Day Out made up for lost time. It was a great performance in front of a capacity crowd, with all the hits in attendance. Being a fan of New Order has been a weird and wonderful journey that now leads me to Vector Arena to make it six times live for me. Can’t wait, even if Hooky’s presence will be missed. The less said about that the better, especially from the man himself. WRITTEN BY BARNEY MCDONALD SEE THEM LIVE: NEW ORDER MON 27 FEB VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND

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WELLINGTON gig guide Wed 22 Bodega

Sean Kirkwood: 8pm: $5

Fred’s

San Fran Bath House Africa Music Day: 7pm: Presales $10

Southern Cross

The Guest Room series presents Fraser Ross: 8pm: free

Nervous Doll Dancing Eidolon: 9pm: $18, $15, $12

Good Luck bar

Wednesday Rice & Shine w/ DJ Ruckus: free

Matterhorn The Session: Free

Mighty Mighty

Old Growth Cola, Terror of the Deep, Big Flip the Massive: 9:30pm: $5

Fri 24 BATS Theatre

“Acts for the Frozen Sea”: Dear Frontier album release & multimedia show: 9:30pm: $12-$16

Southern Cross

Newtown Rocksteady: free

Sat 25 Bettys function house & bar

MI CASA SU CASA: 9:30pm: Free

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Good Luck bar

Phar Gon w/ Micah, El Pasko & K+Lab: free

Medusa

Honeybadger Tour: 9pm: $10

Sun 26 Bar Bodega

Trapped Under Ice (US): 7pm: $15

Bettys function house & bar

Mighty Mighty Street Chant & No Aloha: 9:30pm: $5

Bar Medusa

MAYER HAWTHORNE “How do you do?” NZ Tour: 8pm: $57.50

Bodega

Newtown Community & Cultural Centre

Newtown Community & Cultural Centre

Southern Cross

Good Luck bar

San Fran Bath House

Kroon for your Kai ft. My Chameleon: 7pm: free

Thu 23 Bodega

The Boxcar Rattle: 8pm: $5

Fred’s

Nervous Doll Dancing Eidolon: 9pm: $18, $15, $12

Mighty Mighty

Wallace Gollan - Farewell Show: 8:30pm: $5

Fridays are a must w/ Dj Marek: 9:30pm: Free Paperscissors 8:45pm $5 Stir Fri Day w/ Kev Fresh & Guests: 10pm: free

Mighty Mighty

Sven Olsens Brutal Canadian Love Saga: 8pm: Koha

Sandwiches

Reckless feat: Hexadecimal (UK): 11pm: $10

New Telepathics & friends: 9:30pm: $5

San Fran Bath House

Newtown Community & Cultural Centre

Southern Cross

Sven Olsens Brutal Canadian Love Saga play the Fringe: 8pm: Koha

Sandwiches

Trei & Sticky Buds (CA): 11pm: $15

@Peace: 7pm: $15

Dubside of the Hill: 4pm: free

The Lido Cafe

Darren Watson & The Real Deal Blues Band: 8:30pm: Free

Wellington Circus HUB

San Fran Bath House

RAW Circus: 9pm: Koha / Donation

Forsyth Barr Stadium (Dunedin)

Chicks Hotel (Dunedin)

Orchestra of Spheres: 8pm: $10

Bulletbelt: 1:30pm: $10

Sven Olsens Brutal Canadian Love Saga: 5pm: Koha

Southern Cross

Recovery Sessions w/ the Dreamers: 3pm: free

The Lido Cafe

The Boptet: 7pm: Free

Mon 27 BATS Theatre

An Unfortunate Willingness to Agree: 6:30pm: $16/$14

Otago gig guide Wed 22 Forsyth Barr Stadium (Dunedin)

Comedy Night w/ Dai Henwood, Rose Matafeo & guests: 8pm: $20

Subculture (Queenstown)

Dread Bass Wednesdays Ping Pong Comp: 9pm: $5

The Church (Dunedin) Hootchy Kootchy Dunedin Reunion Show: 8pm: $15

Thu 23 10 Bar (Dunedin) DJ Nick C: 10pm: Free

Allen Hall Theatre (Dunedin) Theatre du Grind Guignol presents a Triple Feature: 8pm: $15

Hip Hop Night w/ David Dallas, HomeBrew Crew, P-Money & PNC: 8pm: $25

Heff’s Hotel (Dunedin) The Heff’s Factor Ultimate Karaoke Competition: 8:30pm: Free

Tillermans (Invercargill) Shihad: 6pm: $50

Shenandoah Davis w/The Carpet Floor & John White: 9pm: $10

Forsyth Barr Stadium (Dunedin) Shihad: 8pm: $40

Heff’s Hotel (Dunedin) The Heff’s Factor Ultimate Karaoke Competition: 8:30pm: Free

10 Bar (Dunedin)

Dick Johnson: 10pm: Free

Allen Hall Theatre (Dunedin) Theatre du Grind Guignol presents a Triple Feature: 8pm: $15

Batucada Sound Machine: 7:30pm: $25

Forsyth Barr Stadium (Dunedin) Shapeshifter: 8pm: $55

The National (Dunedin) Julian Temple Band & friends: 7:30pm: $10

The Church (Dunedin) Jackie Bristow: Coming Home Tour: 8pm: $10

Fri 24

Regent Theatre (Dunedin)

Sat 25 Allen Hall Theatre (Dunedin) Theatre du Grind Guignol presents a Triple Feature: 8pm: $15

Sun 26 Inch Bar (Dunedin)

Jo Little & Jared Smith: 5pm: Free

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auckland gig guide Wed 22 1885 Basement

Creative Jazz Club - Tim Hopkins “Seven” Album Release: 8pm: $10/$7/$5

1885 Britomart

The Nark/TNC Relaunch ft. The ARC & Yolanda: 10pm: Free

Chapel Bar & Bistro DJ Dirty Diana: 7:30pm: free

Khuja

The List ft. Team Dynamite, Substance, Ev Love: 10pm: Free

Kings Arms

Fire For Glory EP Release Tour: 8pm: $10

Red Hummingbird General Lee & Hamish Polson: 7pm: free

Sale St

Ned Roy, Jason Eli: 4:30pm: Free

The Britomart Country Club

Taye Williams & T-Rice: 6pm: Free

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DJ VKTA: 8pm: free

Tyler St. Garage Root Down w/ Dean Campbell: 7pm

Sale St

Page3, Ned Roy, DeeWhy: 5pm: Free

Shed 10, Queens Wharf New Zealand Fashion Festival 2012: $40-$60

Silo Park

Silo Cinema presents Bill Cunningham New York: 5pm: Free

The Bay, Waiheke Island Lee Gray Duo: 9pm

Fri 24

The Britomart Country Club

Manuel Bundy & Lewis Tennant: 5pm: Free

1885 Basement

Karaoke Kate: 9pm

Onny Kaulima: 11pm: Free

Racket Bar

1885 Britomart

The Deck - SKYCITY

Ben Wah & Sweet Mix Kids: 6pm: Free

Dj Murry Sweetpants & Percussionist John Ellis, DJ Linley Latu: 8pm: free

Basalt

The Elephant Wrestler

Red Hummingbird DJ Arash: 7pm: free

Sale St

Jeremy Pickford: 9pm

Retro Wednesday ft. Grant Marshall & Guests: 5:30pm: Free

Brew On Quay

The Britomart Country Club

Cassette Number Nine

Andy JV: 6pm: Free

The Powerstation

The Sisters of Mercy: 8pm: $72.50

twentyone

Indusrty Wednesday- DJ VKTA: 8pm: free

Phil Stoodley Duo: 8:30pm Alizarin Lizard The Weekend Went Without You album release tour: 9:30pm: $5

Thu 23 1885 Basement

Jennifer Zea: 10pm: Free

1885 Britomart

Sweet Mix Kids: 9pm: Free

4:20

MEN + Spring Break & Fanny Burney: 8pm: $25

Chapel Bar & Bistro Dirty Uncool: 7:30pm: free

Khuja

Hudson Mohawke w/ Parks: 10pm

Kings Arms

Sugarcraft w/ Guests: 8pm

Logan Campbell Centre A Day To Remember

Ponsonby Social Club Myele Manzanza: 8pm: Free

QF Tavern Lee Gray: 9pm

Racket Bar

Cian & Insomniac: 6pm: Free

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Scottie & Franko: 8:30pm

twentyone

DJ Big Pun, Dirty Dozen, DJ General Lee: free

Tyler St. Garage

Trusted Friends w/ Alisha Lawrie Paul, DJ Phillipa & DJ Tido: 5pm

Celsius

GLAM: 9pm: Free

Chapel Bar & Bistro

The Friday Blender: 5pm: free

Sat 25

Merchant Bar & Restaurant Lee Gray Duo: 8:30pm

No. 1 High Street Disco Tippin: 10pm: $5

Ponsonby Social Club Eddie Numbers w/ Junior & Zane Tee: 8pm: Free

Racket Bar TDK: 8pm: Free

Rickshaw Eddies Lola & the Dobros: 9pm

Rising Sun

Throw it to the Fire w/ Icaro & The Mysterons: 8pm: $10

Rocks Bar, Waiheke Island Alizarin Lizard $10

Sale St

DeeWhy, Dean Campbell, Nigel Love: 5pm: Free

Shed 10, Queens Wharf New Zealand Fashion Festival 2012: $40-$60

The Bay, Waiheke Island MusicBox: 9pm

The Britomart Country Club

Fiesta De Casa: 4pm: $10

The Deck - SKYCITY

DJ Chris Cox & Percussionist Partido, DJ Sophia Nash: free

1885 Basement

The Wine Cellar

Francis Jakeman: 8:30pm

Manuel Bundy & Chip Matthews: 10pm: Free

GIRLS PISSING ON GIRLS PISSING, IGOR & ANTHONY DRENT: 8pm: $5

Florrie McGreals

1885 Britomart

Trench Bar

Mitch French: 9pm

Departure Club: 10pm: $10

GBS Bar

Black Salt

Andrew Mockler: 8:30pm

David Shanhun Duo: 8pm

Glen Eden RSA

Brew On Quay

Eddie Manukau: 8pm

Pat 4 President: 9:30pm

Havana Club

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QF Tavern

T-Rice & Flex: 6pm: Free

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Havana Club Presents: La Noche Perfecta w/ Cuban Accent: 10pm: $5

Khuja

Harvey Knows a Killer, STKS Rhythm & Brown Sounds, Hipstamatics w/ Dj Irish Neale: 10pm: $5

Kings Arms

Sick Disco ft. Daniel Farley, Trilogy, Safari Boy, Dirty Uncool, Pizza Cat & your host MTron: 10pm: $10

Chapel Bar & Bistro

A Ponsonby Institution: 4pm: free

De Post

Pure Trench Bar Presents DISKO DIVA (AU): 10pm: Free

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DJ VKTA, Halo, DJ Sample Gee: 8pm: free

Tyler St. Garage

Master Jams w/ Benwah & Andy JV: 9pm

Western Lights The Heaters: 8pm

Western Springs Stadium

The UP FM Solar Series 2012 - Phase 2: 12pm: Free

Brett Polley: 8:30pm

Shotgun Alley: 8pm: $15

Florrie McGreals

Merchant Bar & Restaurant

Riqi Harawera: 9pm

Sun 26

Kings Arms

Chapel Bar & Bistro

Pat 4 President: 8:30pm

Ponsonby Social Club DJs Lo Key & Dylan C: 8pm: Free

Racket Bar

Tido & Arash: 6pm: Free

Little Bushman & Electric Wire Hustle: 8pm: $35

La Zeppa

Tasty Tunes: 6pm: Free

Sunday Session w/ The Sentimental Sound System: 3pm: free

Didas Wine Lounge

Sunday Afternoons: 3pm: Free

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Mon 27

Thu 23

Cock & Bull

Kings Arms

Shed 10, Queens Wharf New Zealand Fashion Festival 2012: $40-$60

Flow Bar

Southern Fried Sunday W/ The Grifters: 5pm: $10

Flow

Merchant Bar & Restaurant

Vector Arena

New Order w/ Junica: 7pm

Pat 4 President: 3pm

Ponsonby Social Club Conch Sunday Grill: 6pm: Free

Tue 28

Sale St

Chapel Bar & Bistro

Taye Williams, Page3, Selecta Sam: 1pm: Free

Shed 10, Queens Wharf New Zealand Fashion Festival 2012: $40-$60

The Britomart Country Club

Nyntee & Dylan C: 2pm: Free

The Deck - SKYCITY

DJ Nyntee & Saxophonist Lewis McCallum: 5pm: free

The Marina

Andrew Mockler: 1pm

The World’s Greatest Quiz Night: 7pm: free

Empire Tavern

Honeybadger Tour: 9pm: $10

Fri 24 Bulletbelt: 8pm: $10

Rhododendron Lawn

Static

Glenn Shorrock, Mark Williams & Jason Kerrison: 7:30pm: $40

Tudor Garden

Dark Side of the Uke: 6pm: $15

Tyler St. Garage

Sundays on the Roof w/ Hit It & Quit It DJ’s: 3pm:

Sun 26 Claudelands Arena (Hamilton) International Tattoo And Art Expo: 11am: $20

Vector Arena

New Zealand Fashion Festival 2012: $40-$60

Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 NZ ‘Dirty & Dumb’ Tour + The Beggars Way: 9pm: $7 / $10

Static

The Powerstation

Shed 10, Queens Wharf

Hamilton Gardens Fosters Jazz in the Roses: Waikato Times Food & Wine Fest: 10am

Hollywoodfun Downstairs, Throw it to the Fire + Proton Beast: 9pm: $5

Jessie J

International Tattoo And Art Expo artists after party w/ Out Of Time, Daymare & Wa Wa’z: 9pm

Biddy Mulligans

Empire million Dollar Trivia: 6:30pm: Free The Black Lips: 8pm: $65

Oceania Storm: 9pm: Free

Sat 25 Axces Bar

International Tattoo And Art Expo after party: 9pm

Hamilton Gardens Fosters Jazz in the Roses: Waikato Times Food & Wine Fest: 10am

The Yot Club (Raglan)

Claudelands Arena

Little Bushman & Electric Wire Hustle: 9pm: $30

The Tannery

Pierside Cafe and Bar

Pierside Cafe and Bar

Pioneer Leisure Centre

St Augustine Anglican Church

Zebedees

International Tattoo And Art Expo: 11am: $20

CHRISTCHURCH gig guide Wed 22 Ashburton Trust Event Centre Jackie Bristow: Coming Home Tour: 8pm: $20

Clink Restaurant and Bar Stig The Piano Man & Guests: 7pm: Free

Quarry Bar & Bistro Karaoke w/ Mickey Rat: 7:30pm: Free

Salvation Army Citadel Music Centre of Christchurch Afternoon Delights Series: 2pm: $5

The Brewery

JoHanna Mystery & Friends: 3pm: Free

Hereafter: 8pm: $30 Lincoln Drive w/ djDmand: 8:30pm: Free

Music Centre of Christchurch Musical Mentors Series: 1pm: Free

Dux Live

Mase Shaw + Laura Hunter + Open To Public: 8pm: Free

The Tannery

Hereafter: 8pm: $30

Thu 23 Becks Southern Alehouse

The Black Velvet Band: 8pm: Free

Dux Live

Fri 24

Sat 25

Christchurch Casino

Becks Southern Alehouse

DramFest Whisky Festival: $45

Sun 26 Christchurch Casino DramFest Whisky Festival: $45

Dux Live

Fuse Indie Rock Night w/ T54, Ghostwave & The Transistors: 9pm: $10

Christchurch Casino

Irish Society Hall

DramFest Whisky Festival: $45

Open Mic Night: 7:30pm: $2

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CPIT

Fuse Dub night w/ dDub, Knights of the Dub Table: 10pm

St Augustine Anglican Church

The Tiny Lies + Marlon Williams: 9pm: Free

The Tannery

Ferrymead Speights Ale House

Karaoke w/ DJ Chick: 8pm: Free

Ashei, Monte (AU) w/ Come What May all ages gig: 8pm: $5

Christine Eva: 6pm: Free

CPIT

Dux Live

Pierside Cafe and Bar

The Rainbow Spite Roller Derby Bout: 7pm: $15

Voodoo: 9pm: Free

Gappy Ranks + Sticky Buds: 8:30pm: $10 + BF Hereafter: 8pm: $30

The Anzacs: 8:30pm: Free

Ashei, Monte, Coate: 8:30pm: Free

Captain Jack: 9:30pm: Free

Fox & Ferret The Palms One Waka: 9:30pm: Free

Dux Live

Music Centre of Christchurch The Hills are Alive Series: 3pm: $5

Bang Bang Eche: 8:30pm: Free

The Tannery

Tue 28

Hagley Park North

CPIT

Hereafter: 8pm: $30 The Great Kiwi Beer Festival: 11am

Fuse Funk Night w/ Locean & Oval Office : 8pm: $10

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Upcoming tours & events The 5.6.7.8’s (JP)

Fri 27 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 28 Apr Bodega, Wellington

August Burns Red & Blessthefall

Sat 14 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Sun 15 Apr San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti (US)

Tue 13 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Wed 14 Mar Bodega, Wellington

Badd Energy

Fri 24 Feb San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 25 Feb The ARC, Whanganui Thu 01 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington

The Cranberries (IR) Thu 15 Mar The Trusts Stadium, Auckland

Crosby, Stills & Nash (US) Sat 24 Mar The Trusts Stadium, Auckland

Dead Meadow (US) & Pink Mountaintops (US) Wed 28 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington Thu 29 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland

Thu 23 Feb Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Adam Page: Chairman of the Beard

Thu 01 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Fri 02 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Sat 03 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Tue 06 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Wed 07 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Thu 08 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Fri 09 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington Sat 10 Mar BATS Theatre, Wellington

Justin Townes Earle (US)

Mon 28 May Town Hall, Auckland

Die Antwoord (SA)

Fri 02 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Dirty Three (US)

Wed 14 Mar Powerstation, Auckland

Elbow (UK)

Alizarin Lizard

Electric Wire Hustle & Little Bushman

Wed 28 Mar Powerstation, Auckland Thu 29 Mat Powerstation, Auckland

Thu 08 Mar Bodega, Wellington

Black Lips (US)

Tue 28 Feb Powerstation, Auckland

Bon Iver (US)

Mon 27 Feb Town Hall, Wellington Tue 28 Feb Town Hall, Wellington

Boris (JP)

Tue 27 Mar Bodega, Wellington Wed 28 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland

Bulletbelt

Thu 23 Feb The Royal Hotel, Palmerston North Fri 24 Feb Biddy Mulligans, Hamilton Sat 25 Feb The Spa Hotel, Taupo Sun 26 Feb Bar Medusa, Wellington

Classic Hits Winery Tour 2012 An Emerald City

Sat 03 Mar Cabana, Napier Fri 09 Mar Dux Live, Christchurch Sat 10 Mar Sammy’s, Dunedin

Thu 23 Feb Villa Maria Estate, Blenheim Sat 25 Feb Alana Estate, Martinborough Sun 26 Feb Sentry Hill Estate, New Plymouth Fri 02 Mar Vilagrad Winery, Hamilton Sat 03 Mar Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & Steve Luthaker (US)

Thu 19 Apr Dux de Lux, Christchurch Fri 20 Apr Bar Bodega, Wellington Sat 21 Apr Kings Arms, Auckland Sun 22 Apr Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Auckland

Bell Biv Devoe

The Black Dahlia Murder

Thu 23 Feb Khuja, Auckland

Thu 23 Feb The Brewery, Christchurch Fri 24 Feb Le Cafe, Picton

Alabama 3

Wed 22 Feb Waihi Beach Hotel, Coromandel Thu 23 Feb Eggsentric Cafe, Coromandel Sat 25 Feb Rocks Bar, Waiheke Island Sun 26 Feb The Funky Fish, Dargaville Wed 29 Feb Salut, Whangarei Thu 01 Mar Speakeasy Bar, Thames Wed 07 Mar The Grange Bar, Hahei Thu 08 Mar Static, Hamilton Fri 09 Mar The Yot Club, Raglan Sat 10 Mar Space Monster, Wanganui Thu 15 Mar Dux Live, Christchurch Fri 16 Mar Refuel Bar, Dunedin Sat 17 Mar Louie’s bar, Invercargill Sun 18 Mar The Long Room, Riverton Thu 22 Mar The Blue Duck, Milford Sound Fri 23 Mar Dux de Lux, Queenstown Sat 24 Mar Mint Bar, Queenstown Sat 31 Mar Feastock 2012, Dunedin

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JoHanna Mystery

Fri 24 Feb Nelson School Of Music, Nelson Sat 25 Feb Regent Theatre, Hokitika Fri 02 Mar Old Library, Whangarei Sat 03 Mar Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai

Thu 22 Mar Powerstation, Auckland

Wed 11 Apr Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton Thu 12 Apr Dux Live, Christchurch Fri 13 Apr The Opera House, Wellington Sat 14 Apr SKYCITY Theatre, Auckland

Sat 24 Mar Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Sun 25 Mar Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Batucada Sound Machine a day to remember

Henry Rollins (US)

Kaiser Chiefs

Thu 10 May The Powerstation, Auckland

Labretta Suede and the Motel Six

Thu 23 Feb TBC, Raglan Fri 24 Feb Brewers Bar, Mt Mauganui Thu 01 Mar TBC, Napier Fri 02 Mar Mighty Mighty, Wellington Sat 03 Mar The Waihi Beach Club, Waihi

Fri 24 Feb Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui Sat 25 Feb The Kings Arms, Auckland Sun 26 Feb The Yot Club, Raglan Fri 02 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington

EILEN JEWELL

Fri 16 March Bodega, Wellington Sat 17 March Powerstation, Auckland

The Exploited (SC)

Sun 29 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland

Fatboy Slim (UK)

Fri 02 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

First Aid Kit (SW) Thu 08 Mar TelstraClear Festival Club, Wellington

Lady Gaga - The Born This Way Ball Thu 07 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland Fri 08 Jun Vector Arena, Auckland

Flights of Fancy

Wed 29 Feb Bergman Theatre at The Paramount, Wellington

Florence + The Machine (UK) Mon 28 May Vector Arena, Auckland

Game (US)

Sat 25 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

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Upcoming tours & events Lamb Of God (US)

Wed 07 Mar Studio, Auckland

Lucinda Williams

Tue 10 Apr Town Hall, Auckland Wed 11 Apr St James Theatre, Wellington

Mayer Hawthorne (US)

Wed 22 Feb San Fran Bath House, Wellington Thu 23 Feb Powerstation, Auckland

Men (US)

Thu 23 Feb 4:20, Auckland

Proton Beast

Wed 23 Feb The ARC, Wanganui Feb 24 Feb Static, Hamilton

Real Estate (US)

Thu 15 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 16 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington Sat 17 Mar Refuel, Dunedin

Roger Waters: The Wall Wed 22 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland Thu 23 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

Roky Erickson (US)

Wed 07 Mar Powerstation, Auckland

Roots Manuva (UK)

Wed 29 Feb The Hunter Lounge, Wellington Thu 01 Mar Powerstation, Auckland Fri 02 Mar The Colombo, Christchurch

The Mutton Birds

Wed 29 Feb The Kings Arms, Auckland

New Order (EN)

Mon 27 Feb Vector Arena, Auckland

Newtown Festival Sun 04 Mar Newtown Streets, Wellington

Nice Verdes

Wed 11 Apr Havana Bar, Wellington Thu 12 Apr Interislander Ferry Picton - Wellington

NZ Beer Festival

Sat 31 Mar The Cloud, Auckland

NZ Fashion Festival Fri 24 Feb - Sun 04 Mar Shed 10, Auckland

Orientadium MMXII

Mon 20 Feb - Sat 25 Feb Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

St Vincent (US)

Wed 11 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland Thu 12 Apr Bodega, Wellington

System Of A Down (US) Wed 22 Feb The Trusts Stadium, Auckland

TAOS Soulfire Sessions Fri 23 Mar Khuja Lounge, Auckland Thu 29 Mar The YOT Club, Raglan Fri 30 Mar Flow Bar, Hamilton

Taylor Swift (US)

Sea of Stories

Fri 24 Feb Chicks Hotel, Dunedin Sun 26 Feb Harbour Street Theatrette, Oamaru Sat 03 Mar Happy, Wellington Mon 05 Mar The ARC Theatre, Whanganui Wed 07 Mar The Cabana, Napier Fri 09 Mar The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Fri 23 Mar Town Hall, Auckland Sat 24 Mar The Opera House, Wellington

Steve Earle (US)

These Four Walls & Decortica

Shenandoah Davis (US)

Trailer Park Boys (CA)

Sun 18 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Mon 19 Mar San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Fri 16 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland Sat 17 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 18 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

Thu 23 Feb - Sun 26 Feb Museum Of Wellington City & Sea, Wellington Thu 01 Mar Space Monster, Wanganui Sat 03 Mar Cabana, Napier Fri 09 Mar Dux Live, Christchurch Sat 10 Mar Sammy’s Dunedin

Sat 10 Mar Alexandra St, Hamilton

Ryan Adams (US)

Tue 06 Mar Regent Theatre, Dunedin Thu 08 Mar Civic Theatre, Auckland

Mountaineater

Soundscape 2012

Fri 16 Mar The Royal Hotel, Palmerston North Sat 17 Mar Bar Medusa, Wellington Fri 23 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 24 Mar Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

Urge Overkill (US)

Tue 06 Mar The Kings Arms, Auckland

Wavves

Thu 03 May The Kings Arms, Auckland

WOMAD

Fri 16 Mar - Sun 18 Mar TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth

YES (US)

Sun 01 Apr Vector Arena, Auckland

Shihad

Thu 05 Apr Altitude, Hamilton Fri 06 Apr Brewers Field, Tauranga Sat 07 Apr Coroglen Tavern, Coroglen Sun 08 Apr Powerstation, Auckland Wed 11 Apr Railway Hotel, Greymouth Thu 12 Apr Victory Room At The Trafalgar Centre, Nelson Fri 13 Apr The Bedford, Christchurch Sat 14 Apr Station Village, Upper Hutt

Shotgun Alley

Fri 24 Feb The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 25 Feb Brewers Bar, Tauranga Fri 02 Mar The Dux, Christchurch

The Sisters Of Mercy (EN) Wed 22 Feb Powerstation, Auckland

Skrillex (US)

Fri 02 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

P.O.D. (US) W/ Rapture Ruckus

Tue 10 Apr Town Hall, Wellington Wed 11 Apr Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Peter Hook

Wed 18 Apr Bodega, Wellington Thu 19 Apr Bodega, Wellington Fri 20 Apr Studio, Auckland

Porter Robinson (US)

Fri 02 Mar Vector Arena, Auckland

The Sonics

Wed 18 Apr The Kings Arms, Auckland

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album reviews Mark Lanegan Blues Funeral lllll

After eight years, and many collaborations besides, cult hero Mark Lanegan returns with his seventh solo album. As always he excels at both the weepy blues of the album’s title (‘Bleeding Muddy Water’) and high-octane rock’n’roll (‘Quiver Syndrome’) in equal measure, but it is the moments of garish post-punk that stand out the most. ‘Harborview Hospital’ has all the texture of a campy U2 jaunt and ‘Ode To Sad Disco’ is just that. Compared to previous albums, keyboards and drum machines play a more prevalent role, giving the whole affair a murky sheen and twilight

Of Montreal

Skrillex

ALBUM OF THE WEEK vibe. Parts of Blues Funeral are reminiscent of some of his other work through the years (going all the way back to Screaming Trees) as well as pointing in some interesting new directions. With an album this good just hope Lanegan doesn’t take another eight years to follow it up. WRITTEN BY RICARDO KERR

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With their eclecticism worn boldly on their sleeves, Of Montreal are back with a new album, and it’s rather good. Glam, funk, pop, electro, and ambient meanderings collide to form Paralytic Stalks. Hailing from Athens, Georgia, these guys seem to have a habit of swiping up a handful of genres and then presenting the resulting mess through a lens of pop. Shades of funk-era Bowie are clearly present on forthcoming single ‘Dour Percentage’, and ‘Wintered Debts’ bears more than a passing resemblance to ‘60s psychedelia. Catchy melodies abound throughout without being overused – if anything there’s slightly too much material on display here; the ideas can be scattered, and the lack of a unifying narrative becomes more apparent as the album nears its close and the songs expand out from self-contained pop tunes to big 12 minute long experimentations. Overall, however, this album has a playful energy which is quite infectious.

One of the best aspects of Bangarang (as well as Skrillex’s seamless production qualities and ability to drive a beat so infectious everybody that doesn’t dance is forced by their bodies into incessant booty shaking) is the track order. Which of course is an aspect that isn’t always considered important by some. Bangarang opens with ‘Right in’ then slides into the epileptic and teasing intro of ‘Bangarang’ the opening of which, to the unfamiliar ear, might first come off sounding repetitive and monotonous. It’s in the 30th second that this song shows you why track listing is important, as it builds up into tracks three through six which explode with the feeling of the never-ending dance party. That said, Skrillex has a fetish for collaborations, and his guest vocalists come off sounding as though they breathe helium. The high-pitched vocals butcher this record and ultimately act as its unfortunate downfall.

These sparse songs impress at first, but leave one feeling a little cheated by the time the last track spins. Southamptonbased Will Ozanne appears to have ticked all the right boxes to keep the cool kids happy with this album; each song is a medley of piano and synth melodies, a handful of 8-bit blips, a few real-world samples, glitching beats and the occasional lyrical line. But there is little else happening here. There’s no real discernible change in feel between one song and the next. The emptiness of each track is not enhanced by the vocals, which arrive without warning, and he’s played with the cross-fade a little too much in an attempt to enhance an atmosphere he hasn’t actually created. There’s definitely potential there and this is obviously a talented kid, but so far he’s just a one-trick pony.

Despite cries that the music industry is dead there still seems to be a constant stream of precious and posing Britrock bands being squeezed fresh and minty out of the same ol’ toothpaste tube. Attempting to climb above the trivial, Field Music scramble for maturity in their sound by referencing all the big, glammy pop icons of the past, but end up being no exception. Plumb, the fourth release from David and Peter Brewis, has been hailed elsewhere as the duo’s most inspired work to date. I’m not convinced. Kicking off there’s instantly recognisable ‘70s power-pop of ‘Start the Day Off’, which disgracefully rips off ELO and Sir Macca. Then there’s the overbloated Panic at the Disco/Badfinger imitation ‘Sorry Again, Mate’ and even a number plagiarising the dying embers of Pink Floyd’s Dark side of the Moon (‘A Preludeto Pilgrim Street’). There’s plenty about the ‘70s I hated then and detest in any regurgitated and poorly rehashed format.

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The display swings open like the hood of a car so you can easily and quickly swap out parts and upgrade the system without the need for any tools. Starting at $2270 Expected to ship April 2012 so start saving up. hp.com

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Would you fight for the man or with the man? In a video game world like Syndicate, does it even matter? Well, no. Because video games are video games. So, in the words of the great poet laureate The Joker, why so serious?

Post-apocalyptia is awesome. Theorising about how corporations run the world is conspiracy theorist, but also awesome. Wasting your life away on video games is super awesome. Combine those three elements, add in the fact that a game gets banned in Australia for being too badass and quote words like “excessive violence”, “explicit depictions of dismemberment”, “decapitation”, “exposed flesh and bone from injuries”, and “copious blood spray” and you’ve got Syndicate – the newest game your conservative parents are going to hate. When an entire country bans a video game or puts a graphic rating on it, the producers of said game (in this case EA) can take that information two ways. They can wallow in the fact that a whole nation won’t be buying the video game (goodbye millions of dollars) or ride the publicity wave by pushing the idea that this game is so over-the-top and gratuitously violent that you’re a fool if you don’t play it. I’m much inclined to go with the latter train of thinking. Look at Grand Theft Auto. It doesn’t matter which city or number – any example is a prime example. The stuffy collars and tucked in shirts of the world didn’t want their youths to be playing a game where you drive around, shoot people, pick up hookers, kill the hookers, blow up tanks and jump off mountains. Why? Because it’s damaging to young people growing up and gives them the wrong idea about life. If you’re stupid enough to be influenced by a video game and think that it’s okay to drive around shooting people in real life, then playing a video game is the least of your problems and your parents are in denial. Now – if you’re a decent human being who just likes to relax, hang with your buds and spend your nights in, not hurting anyone in real life and playing video games set in the multi-conglomerate future that has been talked about in works of fiction for the past century – then there’s nothing wrong with you. In fact you’re probably a nice person and maybe we should get a beer or a coffee some time. You sound quite cool.

But back to the actual video game in question. Syndicate, my new favourite game, is set in the year 2069. The world is no longer governed by politicians, but instead it’s divvied up into regions and controlled by mega-corporations that humanity now calls “syndicates” which have created a dastardly monopoly in the world of consumerism and have initiated their own market where consumers require a device to access the world’s data and control technology. Sounds like everything we should be worried about in real life, right? Hello, relatability, where did you come from? So in this horrible world where we all pay by blinking and our minds are linked into the internet or whatever, the everyday Joe Bloggs has to be “chipped” to enjoy all that their selected syndicate has to offer. Housing, medical, banking, insurance, education, entertainment and jobs – it’s all one complete package that your loving syndicate has arranged for you. But of course, in the most cliché of cliché ways, business has become war. It’s all very conspiracy theory with a touch of fear since it’s a bit scarily familiar. But you know what? Aside from all the capitalist-nightmarescenarios-come-true, it’s a fucking cool game. It’s a shoot-‘em-up with a load of gratuitous gore. It’s a game that’s so badass that it got banned in a country. You’re going to read about how the game play is different to other shooters. You’re going to read about how it’s surprisingly cross-genre – more Medal Of Honor than Wolfenstein. But right now, you’re just going to read about one thing. How this game is needlessly extreme for the sake of being needlessly extreme. How it’s fun for the sake of fun. So take a time out from the depressing world you’re seeing outside your window, hang with your mates and play video games. Buy an anonymous V mask that all the occupiers are wearing while you’re at it. Oh, didn’t you know? THE CORPORATIONS OWN THAT MASK AS WELL... Written by Shenaynay Hemmingway SYNDICATE OUT: FRI 24 FEB NATIONWIDE

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on screen THE ARTIST FILM llll

One of the front-runners to take the Best Picture Oscar this year is this charming homage to the silent movies of old, which cleverly manages to reference all the aesthetic features of the era while remaining accessible and fresh to audiences of today.

Following a silent film star, George Valentin, who faces anonymity at the advent of the ‘talkies’, The Artist contains a very straight-forward, no-frills storyline about familiar staples: love, loss and success. All presented in black and white, traditional aspect ratio (1.33:1)

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Starring REESE WITHERSPOON, CHRIS PINE AND TOM HARDY

Starring BENOÎT POELVOORDE, ISABELLE CARRÉ AND LORELLA CRAVOTTA

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The trailer doesn’t do this film justice. Condensing the plot only shows how ridiculous the story is. What it hints at is the three leads’ sizzling chemistry, its generous smattering of laugh-out-loud moments and its big, camp production values. Okay, girls may warm to this a little more. Tuck (Tom Hardy), is so hot he practically burns the celluloid. Chris Pine as his suave best mate is also easy on the eye, as is a gym-toned Reese Witherspoon as Lauren, a headstrong career woman with no idea she’s dating two spies. Her role calls to mind The Bachelorette, only occasionally giving way to a 16-year-old who gets tongue-tied around her engaged ex-boyfriend. Yup, the queen of romantic comedy is happy to indulge in a little cinematic cheese: she

gimmick or an intriguing modern perspective, but nonetheless this charming love letter to the medium is likely to win over wide audiences. Think of it as an art-house film that everyone can enjoy.

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with true-to-form exaggerated acting and a lively musical score. Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo are perfect as the leads, nailing the physicality and effortless charisma required. Also involved are John Goodman and James Cromwell, but of course the dog (‘Uggie’) steals the show. It’s interesting to reflect on how much narrative information can be conveyed without dialogue, although the appeal does wane slightly during the lengthy middle section where Valentin is down on his luck. It will be up to the individual to decide whether the film is either merely a stylistic

eats “sushi for one”, dances around to ‘90s pop while making popcorn and falls victim to her suitors’ target, Hollywood’s favourite criminal, a shady Eastern European. Cheering Lauren from the domestic sidelines is her best mate Trish, (Chelsea Handler), in a performance that will no doubt attract other film offers. The guys should warm to the humiliating one-upmanship of a soured bromance but may not be moved by McG’s chaotic and confusing fight scenes, and his violently edited, music-video style of directing. But if you’re going to shield your eyes from its silly flaws you’ll miss all the fun. And Tom Hardy. WRITTEN BY REBECCA BARRY HILL, FLICKS.CO.NZ

If nothing else, this cute French confection has a fantastic date scene. It’s a bad date of course; an embarrassing encounter of The Office proportions, and one of many scenes of awkwardness on which this charmer pivots. It’s to actors Isabelle Carre and Benoit Poelvoorde’s credit that their flawed characters are mostly endearing. In the real world they’d be instant outcasts, so perhaps it’s inevitable their pathetic social skills eventually start to grate. But this is a broad comedy designed to augment the cringe-factor we all undoubtedly feel when embarking on a new romance. Shyness, when pushed to director Jean-Pierre Ameris’ extremes, equals fainting, stalking and leaping from windows. And a lot of sweating.

With its reclusive, bashful protagonists Romantics Anonymous is reminiscent of Amelie, a film near-impossible to surpass in terms of visual charm and originality. This is more conventional, adding yet another whimsical romance to the Gallic film tradition. Although a little slight on story, it offers ample opportunity to bask in the beauty of the cobbled streets, chic clothing and chocolate boutiques. The script is witty, the chemistry just right, and the overall effect so sweet it’s a little like eating too much chocolate. WRITTEN BY REBECCA BARRY HILL, FLICKS.CO.NZ

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Listophile AMPLIFIER 1. Wendy’s

1. Monarch

Grass Cannons

2. Take You There

Shapeshifter

2. Love Your Children

Kittentank

3. Natasha

The Native Sons

3. All We Need To Know

Autumn Splendour

Outta Exile

4. Foul Creature Of Darkness

4. Afternoon Delight

Drop Dead Redhead

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

5. Oblivious: Oblivion Die! Die! Die!

6. Architecture

5. Cry Me A River The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Coco Solid

7. This is Not An Exit The Transistors

8. Lunar Bats Sherpa

9. Hi Xiu Xiu

10. I Think You Freaky Die Antwood

6. Nga iwi e The Yoots

7. Why Knights Of The Dub Table

8. E Papa Waiari The Yoots

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1. I expect to get more whiskey

2. Is the anarchy side of things



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2. I’ve been waiting for ages

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a bouncer.

5. The bouncer is encouraging

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9. I’ve spent far too

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lost in punk now?

3. You do know that Lynx

making a fragrance called “Anarchy” is 10 kinds of wrong, right?

4. How is Nicki Minaj so

damn cool?

5. Isn’t she basically just a living

cartoon?

6. Outdoor movies work more in

theory, huh?

7. Do we really need an

intermission at them?

8. What’s with all the

Shakespeare in parks at the moment?

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Barcelona and seeing Benji B in the crowd and Gilles Peterson side of stage.

2. Driving from North Sea

Jazz Festival in Rotterdam to the Garden Festival in Croatia, no sleep, 30+ degree heat, all to be welcomed to our villa overlooking the Adriatic sea.

3. Mara successfully smuggling

a leg of pork from Vienna to Frankfurt.

4. Being challenged (right

up in the face) to a dance off / Polish jig by a random fan in a basement club in Warsaw, Poland.

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Festival with only enough time to jump from our van into gumboots, step onto stage and begin our set.

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The New Zealand International Arts Festival brings another spectacular selection of entertainment to Wellington this year with performances both contemporary and familiar. With the likes of Bon Iver and First Aid Kit selling out, Groove Guide takes a look at a selection of shows that are also worth your while at one of the biggest festivals to ever hit the country.

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Death Cab for Cutie Wellington Town Hall

GENESIS ENERGY THEATRE, UPPER HUTT Wed 29 Feb

Tue 13 MAR – WED 14 MAR

Tickets: $38-$75

TICKETS: $15-$26

Indie royalty if there ever was, the boys from Death Cab For Cutie have carved their name in stone in the alt-rock scene. Ben Gibbard and his gang of nerdy misfits have made some of the most notable love anthems in the business today, whether you’re looking at the iconic ‘I Will Follow You Into The Dark’ or the amazing cover of Daniel Johnston’s ‘Dream Scream’.

Maisey Rika’s strong heritage, eclectic songs, and honey-stung vocals have quickly captured the hearts of listeners both in New Zealand and abroad. Combining many different sounds and effortlessly fusing English and Te Reo Maori lyrics, this multi award-winning singer-songwriter has already secured her place amongst the greats of New Zealand music. Catch one of two special shows in the Wellington region.

Tinariwen Wellington Town Hall Tue 13 Mar Tickets: $38-$68

With a tagline like “Guns, Guitars and Gaddafi”, you know you’re going to be in for a show. Born out of Libya’s refugee camps and refined during Mali’s Tuareg revolutions, Tinariwen’s music began as a way to highlight the persecution of their nomadic people. The collective, having just won a Grammy, play what has been most referred to as “desert blues” for 30 years at over 700 festivals around the world.

Barons of Tang TelstraClear Festival Club, Odlin’s Plaza Sat 25 Mar Tickets: $48-$55

Mix up equal parts tango, rockabilly, gypsy, breaks and a horn section and you’ll find something like Melbourne’s Barons of Tang. The self-described gypsydeath-core gang have been doing the rounds in both Australia and New Zealand, proving they’ve got the walk to back up the talk.

Sat 03 Mar – Sun 18 Mar (excluding Mondays) Tickets: $48-$68

When dance mingles with fighting, you’re usually looking at the choreography of the Brazilian martial art capoeira. But when brawling is another story entirely – the story of Beautiful Burnout by acclaimed theatre company the National Theatre of Scotland. See the punches land in ways that only a Glasgow drama could show in this knockout performance.

Phoenix Foundation

An Emerald City

TelstraClear Festival Club, Odlin’s Plaza

TelstraClear Festival Club, Odlin’s Plaza

Fri 09 Mar – Sat 10 Mar

Tue 01 Mar

Tickets: $58-$65

Tickets: $48-$55

New Zealand’s golden sons of the new wave of pop, The Phoenix Foundation are no strangers to wowing audiences no matter what the size. While they may be one of the more familiar names at the festival, they’re also one of the many guaranteed to deliver their unique brand of mesmerisation.

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Beautiful Burnout TSB Bank Arena

You never know when will be your next chance to listen to An Emerald City, who are undoubtedly one of the country’s most creative psychedelic bands ever conceived. Based in Berlin, An Emerald City have almost reinvented how the more mainstream audience can look at world music. This show is one you’d have to kick yourself for missing.

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James Hill TelstraClear Festival Club, Odlin’s Plaza

TelstraClear Festival Club, Odlin’s Plaza

Wed 14 Mar – THU 15 Mar

Fri 16 Mar – Sat 17 Mar

Tickets: $48-$55

Tickets: $48-$55

A maestro of the ukulele, James Hill brings his folked-up renditions of covers and his own material (along with his unique humour and creativity) to our country for two nights. Hill burst onto the scene with his take on Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ and has continued to redefine the way people look at the ukulele. The singer will be joined by cellist and vocalist Anne Davison for two nights of melodic, funny folk.

One of the country’s most prominent faces in the music scene, Tiki Taane’s journey from being the vocalist in Salmonella Dub way back when they were simply up-and-comers to the award-winning anthem-writer has been one that will forever be written in stone. Equal parts acoustic and electroheavy dub, Tiki has tailored his own sound to be one of the most recognisable in New Zealand.

Cantina TelstraClear Festival Club, Odlin’s Plaza Sat 03 Mar – Sun 18 Mar (excluding Mondays) Tickets: $53-$65

When seduction, violence and everything vaudeville is your inspiration, your output is always going to be just as devious as it is sexual. Enter Cantina, the showcase of acrobatics that throws you right back to the rip-roaring ‘20s. It’s ambience-meets-dangermeets-jaw-dropping-skill. It’s Cantina.

Political Mother Kimmo Pojhonen

St James Theatre Thu 08 Mar – Sun 11 Mar

TelstraClear Festival Club, Odlin’s Plaza

Tickets: $38-$88 Sat 03 Mar – Sun 04 Mar Tickets: $58-$65

When you think of Finland, accordions may not be the first thing that pop into your mind when stereotyping the clichés of the country. But with the sound and aesthetics of Kimmo Pojhonen, your whole understanding of clichés will fly out the window. A contemporary mix of sound, light and stage tangle into the most alt of alt when Pojhonen steps on stage, and it’s a sight worth hearing.

TeZukA

Since its debut in 2010, Political Mother has travelled around the world. Israeli-born and UK-based choreographer Hofesh Shechter creates a performance that is more rock gig than dance show. Modern dance for the mainstream, Political Mother combines a militaristic soundtrack with a contemporary performance the world has loved and now New Zealand gets to see.

Ways to save - Tix for Twenty

See what happens when manga comes to life in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s follow-up to the 2010 Festival hit Sutra, TeZukA. Inspired by Osamu Tezuka (inventor of Astro Boy), this entanglement of dance and animation doesn’t just push boundaries – it breaks all limits of the imagination, managing to turn 2D into 3D in ways that only Japanese minds can create.

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Tickets: $38-$92

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Sat 03 Mar – Tue 06 Mar

Missed out on tickets to a sold-out show? Short on cash? Or just want to take a chance on something new? Try a Tix for Twenty ticket. The Festival is making 10 tickets to most Festival shows available on the day, for just $20 – yep, even for sold-out shows. All you need to do is head down to the Festival Box Office in Wellington’s Midland Park and you could grab a ticket for a show that very night. Get more free stuff on the Festival’s Facebook page of New Wave e-news (sign up on the website).

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