Katchafire and Kora brought their summertime vibes to Auckland’s Powerstation last night. Also on the bill were L.A.B., featuring former and present members of both Katchafire and Kora.
13th Floor photographer Ivan Karczewski was on hand to catch the action.
Click on any image to view Ivan’s photo gallery:
21-year-old Memphis-based singer-songwriter Julien Baker performed at Auckland’s Tuning Fork last night ahead of the release of her highly-anticipated second album. Also on the bill was Fat Possum recording artist Adam Torres.
Photographer Trevor Villers was there and has put together this photo gallery:
(Check out The 13th Floor interview with Julien Baker here)
Mmmm Mmmm was a multi-stage, multi-band event at Auckland’s Kings Arms featuring the likes of Earth Tongue, The Beths and Miss June. Continue reading
Seventies disco hitmakers Boney M brought their 9-date New Zealand tour to Auckland last night. With shows in Dunedin and Christchurch generating bad reactions from fans, the 4-piece group had their work cut out for them. Continue reading
Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes celebrated the release of their new EP, Church, with a show at Auckland’s REC Club. The 10-piece band was there is all its glory along with support from Balu Brigada and Dbldbl. Continue reading
Fans and fellow musicians came out in force to celebrate the release of Graham Brazier’s posthumous final album, Left Turn At Midnight. Continue reading
Thomas Oliver kicked off his nationwide tour with a show at Auckland’s Tuning Fork last night. Oliver has just released his latest album, Floating In The Darkness. 13th Floor photographer Ivan Karczewski was there and has delivered these photos, including a few of opening act Ed Zuccolo. Continue reading
American rockers Endless Boogie and Kiwi guitar legend Billy TK Sr took over Auckland’s Tuning Fork last night and The 13th Floor’s Ivan Karczewski was there to document the occasion. Continue reading
Perhaps there really is a fountain of youth. Recent veteran performers now in their 60s and 70s (Springsteen, Raitt) seem to be improving with age, rather than deteriorating. That certainly can be said for Blondie’s performance at Auckland’s Vector Arena last night. Continue reading
Here are The 13th Floor’s Tim Gruar with words and Michael Flynn with pictures to let you know how Day 3 of WOMAD 2017 went down…
Final day. Sunday started a little later after a good sleep in. It was a bit blustery overnight and there were initial concerns of high winds for the campsite but it all blew out by about 2AM and the calmness took over. One of the great things about staying in the WOMAD tent city is the wonderful friends you meet. My neighbours were from Waiheke Island and, on the other side, from Golden Bay. I enjoyed a coffee with the Northern folk while enjoying a jam session from a group of musicians who’d set up an impromptu band. Playing bongos, flute, guitars, a beatbox and ukes, this group, who’s all just met today, played some folk, country and Latin music to put us all in a good vibe. It went well with the weather – cloudless and already 20 degrees by 10AM. Continue reading
Here’s the 13th Floor coverage of Day 2 of WOMAD 2017. There are scores of new photos from Michael Flynn and words by Tim Gruar…
Saturday started with a perfect salmon-coloured sunrise. I clamoured up to the top of the stand to a view of the campsite which covered the entire racecourse. This is by far the largest campsite WOMAD has seen. There were a few rumblings that the shower and toilet facilities are overstretched and the organisers, Taranaki Arts Festival, may need to invest in more infrastructure to meet demand. But that’s only a minor point. The dew from last night was already drying off, as the queues for the showers and the coffee carts were already around the corner. Continue reading
13th Floor ace photographer Michael Flynn is in New Plymouth and already he’s coming up with some stunning images from Day 1 of this year’s WOMAD Festival. Additionally, Tim Gruar is on the ground and reporting back with his reviews from each night. Here is Tim’s report from Day 1 followed by Michael’s photos. Continue reading
Wellington psych-funk meisters Orchestra Of Spheres blew minds this past Friday at Auckland’s Rec. 13th Floor photographer Chris Zwaagdyk was on the scene and now shares his images with you. He also grabbed a few shots of Auckland band Kraus, who opened the show. Continue reading
Valentine’s Days 2017: Several thousand fans chose to spend the night with the music they love. Simple Minds and The B-52s were in town. The B-52s celebrating their 40th anniversary of their first show…also on Valentine’s Day.
13th Floor photographer Michael Flynn was doing what he loves…shooting musical performances. Judging by the results on display here, it looks like he had a ball. So, here are a few brief words from Mr Flynn himself followed by a rather extensive photo gallery of the stunning images he collected last night… Continue reading