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bFm Fancy New Band Showcase – Kings Arms (Concert Review)

New Fancy Bands 14It was a night for the youngsters to strut their stuff as bFM held their annual Fancy New Band Showcase at Auckland’s Kings Arms. Admission was free and the room was comfortably full with the main stage hosting bands like Courtney Hate, Charlie Freak and Yukon Era, while a second performance are was set up in the rear for electronica artists such as Miloux.

Click here to read the entire review and view a photo gallery by Ivan Karczewski.

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Lucha’s last gig – Bloodbags, Vottones, and DHDFDs (Concert Review)

Bloodbags 14May16 (21 of 22)Dedee’s feeling a bit emotional about the last night at the Lucha Lounge. It’s 10 o’clock and Bloodbags are about to go on. The second course is The Vottones. And round 3 – The DHDFDs. It’s all on – headbanging, dancing, loud, messy guitars and drumbanging…

Read Dedee’s full report and check out a shocking set of photos from Chris Zwaagdyk.

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Dave Dobbyn – Titirangi Music Festival (Photo Gallery)

DSC_445913th Floor photographer Michael Flynn headed out west on Saturday night to catch Dave Dobbyn and his band….

What a GREAT night it was on Saturday night as Dave Dobbyn played a storming set as part of the Titirangi Music festival.

Click here to read Michael’s report and to view his photo gallery.

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Isaiah B Brunt – Tuning Fork (Photo Gallery)

Isaiah B Brunt Trio - Tuning Fork-16Australian-based blues man Isaiah B Brunt performed at Auckland’s Tuning Fork last night as part of his 11-date tour of New Zealand’s North Island. Joining him on this tour are a couple of Kiwi musicians (Isaiah himself was born in Auckland), drummer Noel Lamberton and bass player Rob Patterson. 13th Floor photographer Chris Zwaagdyk was at the Tuning Fork and has assembled these photos for you to enjoy.

Click here to view Chris Zwaagdyk’s photo gallery.

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Check Out These Auckland City Limits Photos!

DSC0681913th Floor photographer David Watson has spent the past two days sorting through the hundreds of photos he shot during Saturday’s Auckland City Limits Festival. Now he has prepared a treasure trove of images for you to spend your time browsing through. So, click on any image below and view David Watson’s ACL photo gallery featuring Kendrick Lamar, The National, Fat Freddys Drop, Broods, Action Bronson, Kamasi Washington, Cold War Kids, Grace Potter, Modest Mouse, Shapeshifter, Ladyhawke, Naked & Famous and Phoenix Foundation.

Click here to view David Watson’s ACL photo gallery.

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WOMAD 2016 – Day 3 (Photo Gallery)

DSC_1931-213th Floor photographer Michael Flynn has assembled a stunning group of photos to ring out this year’s WOMAD Festival. Michael has been photographing WOMAD for years and no one can capture the festival like he can. So, take some time to enjoy these wonderful images that Michael has gathered for us.

Click here to view Michal Flynn’s WOMAD 2016 photo gallery. 

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Tom Jones – Vector Arena (Concert Review)

TomJones-1905Here’s Jennie Cruse with her take on last night’s Tom Jones concert:

It’s been six long years since Tom Jones played in New Zealand, and last night at The Vector Arena there was a palpable excitement in the air, with some enthusiastic fans dressing up in 70’s gear with wigs, medallions and flamboyant clothes. But is that what the night would be about?!

Click here to read the entire review along with the complete set list and a photo gallery by Veronica McLaughlin.

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WOMAD 2016 – Day 2 (Review & Photos)

DSC_1339Here’s Liz Gunn and Michael Flynn with more WOMAD reviews and photos. Lizz wraps up Friday night and gets into Saturday while Michael treats us with a host of incredible photos from Saturday’s shows…

At 9.15 on Friday , three Greek musicians took WOMAD on a musical journey , as the programme notes say, from ” the mountains of Macedonia and Thrace, travelling along the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean to Smyrni, before arriving at the spellbinding designation of Istanbul ”

Click here to read the entire review and view a photo gallery by Michael Flynn. 

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Auckland City Limits Festival – Western Springs (Concert Review)

DSC07160The inaugural Auckland City Limits Festival was a rousing success…it was well-run, comfortable and sounded great, with just a few disappointing musical moments and some organizational glitches to mar an otherwise perfect day.

Click here to read the entire review along with The National’s set list and a photo gallery by David Watson. 

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The Buzzcocks – Powerstation (Photo Gallery)

Buzzcocks-4The Buzzcocks returned to Auckland’s Powerstation last night, wrapping up their four-city tour of New Zealand. Unfortunately our 13th Floor reviewer took ill and was unable to attend the show, as was his back-up. Fortunately photographer Chris Zwaagdyk was feeling chipper and so we present to you a photo gallery made up of his images captured at last night’s gig.

Click here to view the Buzzcocks’ photo gallery by Chris Zwaagdyk.

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WOMAD 2016 – Day 1 (Review & Photos)

DSC_9879As usual, the 13th Floor will bring you coverage of WOMAD NZ. Liz Gunn and Michael Flynn are in New Plymouth to take in the sights and the sounds. Here they are with their first report, words by Liz Gunn, pictures by Michael Flynn…

Womad 2016 has kicked off to a promising start this year . More than promising.Exciting   – though that doesn’t quite cut it . Adventurous, intriguing , fun , danceable , moving , eclectic, original mixes of music – and that’s just talking Friday night’s fare, and a study , online, of the programme of music to come  ( www.womad.co.nz – check it out – you may yet be tempted  to drive here for a day this weekend !)

Click here to read the entire review and view a photo gallery by Michael Flynn.

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Check Out These Xavier Rudd Concert Photos

DSC04884Aussie roots-rocker Xavier Rudd performed at Auckland’s Powerstation last night. 13th Floor photographer David Watson was on the scene and came back with these pix.

Click here to view the Xavier Rudd photo gallery. 

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Laneway 2016 Photos: Battles

DSC03644Our Laneway coverage wraps up with a photo gallery of Battles assembled by 13th Floor photographer David Watson.

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Laneway 2016 Photos: Purity Ring & Chvrches

DSC04406Our Laneway coverage continues with a series of photo galleries assembled by 13th Floor photographer David Watson. Check out David’s stunning shots of two of the hottest acts at the festival…Purity Ring and Chvrches

Click here to view the photo gallery featuring Purity Ring  & Chvrches. 

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Laneway 2016 Photos: Courtney Barnett

DSC03835Our Laneway coverage continues with a series of photo galleries assembled by 13th Floor photographer David Watson. Check out this shots of Courtney Barnett performing at Laneway for the second year in a row.

Click here to view the Courtney Barnett photo gallery.

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