The Cure – Vector Arena July 21, 2016

These days many bands shy away from doing encores, finding the whole business of leaving the stage only to return minutes later to play their biggest hits something of a charade. Apparently Robert Smith didn’t get the memo, treating fans to no less than four encores that ended up lasting almost as long as the set that preceded them. Continue reading

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Introducing the 13th Floor Gig Guide

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Click for your one-stop guide to what’s happening in NZ Music!

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UNKLE – The Road Pt.1 (Songs For The Def)

 

This is a very different UNKLE from the one you met back in 1998. Gone are DJ Shadow, Thom Yorke and the hundreds of samples that comprised Psyence Fiction. Instead, trip-hop pioneer and Mo’ Wax founder James Lavelle joins forces with a whole new team of collaborators to create his latest vision for UNKLE. Continue reading

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Laneway Festival 2018: Mac is back + Anderson .Paak! Save the date! 

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is happy to announce the first two acts on our line-up as well as the date and venue for Laneway 2018. Continue reading

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13th Floor New Song Of The Day: Robert Plant – The May Queen

Despite his refusal to participate in any further Led Zeppelin reunions, it seems front man Robert Plant still has a bustle in his hedgerow. Witness his new single, The May Queen, a sly reference to Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven. Continue reading

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by | August 21, 2017 · 9:32 am

Anika Moa Announces Two Tours In One

Monday, 21 August 2017 – The fans have asked (repeatedly) for it, and Anika Moa has listened. The beautiful, witty and talented singer/songwriter today announces four concerts for her grown up fans, and South Island dates for her Songs For Bubbas: Chop Chop Hiyaaa! show. Continue reading

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Paul Kelly Announces NZ Tour This November & December 

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that one of Australia’s most loved and respected artists Paul Kelly will embark on a three-date national tour this November and December. Touring in celebration of his album Life Is Fine (out now through Universal), which just debuted at the top of the ARIA Album Chart and rocketed to #1 on the NZ Heatseeker Chart, Kelly will play theatres in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.  Continue reading

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David Rawlings – Poor David’s Almanack (Acony Records)

 

This is David Rawlings’ third album under his own name, or that of The Dave Rawlings Machine. But really, this can easily be considered a Rawlings/Welch album, as Rawlings’ long-time partner Gillian Welch co-writes half five of the album’s ten songs, and sings and plays on all of them. Continue reading

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Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Consciousness – Assembly George Square Studios Edinburgh Fringe Festival

 

Dedee is still overseas, taking in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Here’s her latest report…

In this show, Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman takes you through the science behind human consciousness. He explores different aspects of how our brains work, using his well honed skills of rap storytelling. His other shows covered topics such as climate change, religion and evolution, through a combination of rap concert, comedy show and TED Talk. Continue reading

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Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains – V&A Publications

The Exhibition Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains is an immersive journey through the world of Pink Floyd.  As with most shows at the Victoria &Albert Museum, it is touted to be an “indulgent and comprehensive” and by all accounts a highly popular and important experience.  Continue reading

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13th Floor New Song Of The Day: Magic Factory – Mother Nature

Today’s new song of the day also comes from Auckland. Magic Factory have just released their debut album, Working With Gold, this past Friday. Here’s the video for their groovy, trippy tune, Mother Nature. Continue reading

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by | August 20, 2017 · 10:42 am

Watch: Ciaran McMeeken’s New 13th Floor Video Session

Ciaran McMeeken returns to The 13th Floor to talk about the release of his first, self-titled, full-length album. In addition to chatting with Marty Duda, Ciaran and his bandmates perform three songs from the new album.

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by | August 19, 2017 · 1:15 pm

13th Floor New Song Of The Day: Neil Finn – Second Nature

Well, today’s choice was an easy one! Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios is just around the corner from The 13th Floor. Last night, Neil filled his studio up with an incredible array of musicians to take part in his Infinity Sessions, in which he live-streams the making of his upcoming album Out Of Silence, due for release on September 1st. Continue reading

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by | August 19, 2017 · 10:37 am

The Inside Out, Upside Down, Back to Front World of David Merritt

New Zealand – the hardest country in the world to be a poet?  Fellow poet Kirsten Warner puts some questions to the inimitable David Merritt, publisher at Landroverfarm Press… Continue reading

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UK Singer-Songwriter Lucy Rose Announced As Support For Ben Folds

Recently adding shows to his Australian Paper Aeroplane Request Tour to satisfy overwhelming demand, piano-pop virtuoso BEN FOLDS announces that up-and-coming English singer-songwriter LUCY ROSE will join the Australian and New Zealand tour run as support on her first ever Australasian visit. Continue reading

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13th Floor New Song Of The Day: The Black Seeds – Back To You

Here’s today’s new music…it’s the latest single from The Black Seeds, titled Back To You.

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Die! Die! Die! Announce NZ Album Release Tour for Charm. Offensive.

Die! Die! Die! have today announced a 5-date New Zealand tour to coincide with the emersion of their explosive new album, Charm. Offensive. due for worldwide release on October 6th on LP, CD and digitally. Continue reading

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