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Steve Abel Returns

Steve Abel HopeAlt-folk balladeer and singer-songwriter of the truth, Steve Abel is proud to announce the release of his long-awaited third album: Luck/Hope to be released August 5th 2016 on his own Kin’sland Records via Arcade Records and Rhythmethod and DRM distribution.

Accompanying the news, Abel is set to deliver the video off Luck/Hope for single titled Best Thing, which follows the earlier single Sidewalk Doves. The video for “Best Thing” has been created by acclaimed New Zealand film maker, Florian Habicht and will go public on Friday July 15th along with the single becoming an instant grat track on iTunes ore-orders of the album.

The full video goes public on Friday July 15th, 2016 – subscribe to Steve Abel’s channel to see!

Steve Abel – Luck / Hope Release Shows

AUCKLAND

Saturday 6TH August at Wine Cellar

Tickets are available now from Undertheradar: LINK HERE

WELLINGTON

Thursday 18TH August at Meow

Tickets are available now from Undertheradar: LINK HERE

– more dates to be announced –

Following a hiatus from releasing musical material to the world, Abel steps out from behind the curtains with this emphatic and moving return. It is Abel’s third album, following his universally acclaimed sophomore release, FLAX HAPPY and his unshakeable debut, Little Death described as “a melancholic masterpiece” by Pavement Magazine.

The early sketches of Luck/Hope took place long ago, coming to shape sporadically between the first recording sessions in New York City in November 2009 and the final mastering touches that took place in New Zealand through the winter of 2015.

It has been a long time coming, but now it is here. “Birth, death, debt, day-job, despondency are my poor excuses,” says Abel. “I am exceedingly happy with this album Luck/Hope, it’s got that magic you strive for, thanks to the great players and technicians, and I’m over the moon that it’s finally going out into the world.”

Making the record, Abel worked with an array of fine musicians locally and abroad including previous collaborator Jolie Holland, multi-instrumentalist and engineer Shahzad Ismaily (Bonnie Prince Billie, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson), and local musician and engineer Milan Borich. Also featured are Grey GerstenGeoff Maddock (Goldenhorse), Gareth Thomas (goodshirt), Buzz MollerEd McWilliamsCole Goodly and Mike Hall.

Steve Abel – Luck/Hope
Tracklist:

1. Best Thing
2. First Part
3. Trying
4. Dance
5. Not Going Anywhere
6. Sidewalk Doves
7. Good Arm
8. Luck Hope

Luck/Hope is out August 5th on Kin’sland Records / Arcade Records
via Rhythmethod & DRM

Find Steve Abel online: 
Official Website / Facebook / Twitter / Spotify

 

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Tower of Power: Masters of Soul and Funk Perform One Night Only in Auckland

Tower Of PowerSensational 10-piece American soul funk band Tower of Power come to New Zealand in October for one show only.

Tower of Power, best known for its powerhouse five-piece horn section, plays at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre in Auckland on Wednesday 5 October. Continue reading

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Schoolboy Q Set To Bring Blank Face World Tour to Auckland

Schoolboy QTUESDAY JULY 12, 2016 – Grammy-nominated rapper SCHOOLBOY Q will return to New Zealand this spring for an all-ages concert at Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre in celebration of Blank Face, his highly anticipated fourth studio album.

Tickets go on sale at noon on Tuesday, July 19.  Continue reading

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The Reverend Horton Heat To Bring Rock-A-Billy Blast to New Zealand In October

Rev HortonThe unholy high priest of psychobilly,  The Reverend Horton Heat makes his first visit to New Zealand  for a series of high octane shows this October.

Loved and adored by a legion of worldwide fans, The Reverend Horton Heat has blazed a scorching trail across the decades with his hard-livin’, Hillbilly anthems. In a modern world obsessed with the latest online sensation, The Reverend and his killer band are amongst the last true keepers of the rock and roll flame, seriously ferocious, giving no quarter on stage, as their reputation duly attests.  True rock ‘n’ roll is safe in the hands of one of its finest practitioners!  Continue reading

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Announcing – The Church Tour 2016

CIC Poster2The 2016 Church Tour presents four legendary New Zealand songwriters, recording artists, and performers together on stage in a unique concert collaboration: Sharon O’Neill, Shona Laing, Debbie Harwood & Hammond Gamble.

Their songs are part of the national lexicon, songs that they will revisit in the stunning environs of some of the country’s most beautiful churches and cathedrals. The shows are sure to be full of not just wonderful music, but stories, banter, and a whole lot of laughter. Continue reading

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Internationally Acclaimed Guitar Ninja Trace Bundy Announces His Debut New Zealand Tour

Trace BundyInternationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy has today announced his debut New Zealand tour. He will play Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Palmerston North in August (dates below). His music has been described as poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Continue reading

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Black Mountain Bring Their Heavy Riffs To New Zealand

Black Mountain 2Drawing on blues, psychedelia, acid rock, Led Zeppelin, and the Velvet Underground, the Vancouver five piece Black Mountain are coming to New Zealand for the first time and bringing with them, their fourth proper album, IV. Continue reading

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Melanie Martinez Announces New Zealand Show

Melanie MartinezHailed as a stunning and provocative singer, songwriter and visual presence, the unforgettable New York artist Melanie Martinez plays her first headline show in New Zealand at Auckland’s Powerstation on Friday 12th August. Tickets go on sale at 10am NZST on Friday 1st July from ticketmaster.co.nz Continue reading

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An Announcement For The Closure Of Bodega – The End Of An Era

bodegainteriorFrom the owners of Bodega Murray Hepple and Catherine Popert.

It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington. Whilst unhappy at this turn of events, we are proud of our history in bringing so many and such a wide variety of seminal, local, national and international acts to the Bodega stage. Continue reading

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The Smith Street Band NZ Dates Cancelled

Smith Street CancelledHere’s an update from The Smith Street Band about this week’s NZ dates which have been cancelled following an injury to one of the band members:

 

Hello to our friends across the ditch!

We are very sorry to announce that we’re going to have to cancel this weekends New Zealand shows due to my leg injury! It’s very swollen and due to the amount of internal bleeding the doctor has said I can’t fly because it would risk blood clots and other serious complications!

We’re very sorry to cancel and wouldn’t be doing it if there was any other way! The shows are already being rescheduled for later in the year!

Love,

Wil xxx

**Note – Carb On Carb will still play Great  Job in Palmerston North, any extra news on shows will be posted to the tour event

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World Premiere Of Poi E Announced As NZIFF Opening Night!

POI E_KEYNZIFF today announced the World Premiere screening of Poi E: The Story of Our Song at the Civic Theatre in Auckland on 14 July.

The film has also been confirmed for NZIFF Opening Night in Wellington on Friday 22 July, Christchurch on Thursday 28 July and Dunedin on Thursday 4 August. Written and directed by Tearepa Kahi (Mt Zion), Poi E takes the audience on a laugh-and-cry emotional journey as it lays out the hard-scrabble context from which the song was born and the relationships which shaped the song and propelled it forward.

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Basshunter Returns To New Zealand

Basshunter PosterRenowned Swedish dance artist, Basshunter returns to New Zealand with that unique bright, thumping Eurodance sound you all fell in love with. Presented by Metropolis Touring www.metropolistouring.com

Basshunter hits Kiwi shores this summer, December 8th 2016 at the Great Hall, Auckland. Watch the Auckland Show Trailer HERE

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Lawrence Arabia Announces Tour

LawrenceArabia_PressShot2Lawrence Arabia is set to take his new album, Absolute Truth, on tour with his full band around New Zealand in July. Performing at an array of charming venues around the country, be among the first to see Lawrence Arabia deliver his latest and greatest cluster of pop gems with the magic only he can muster.

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Keith Urban To Perform In NZ For First Time

Keith UrbanMultiple Grammy and ARIA Award winner Keith Urban, whose eighth studio album RIPCORD debuted at #1 in three countries upon its release on May 6, will play in New Zealand for the first time ever on December 3 when he brings his ‘ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2016’ with 7-time Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum superstar Carrie Underwood to Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Tickets are on sale at 12pm on Friday June 24 from Ticketek and fans are urged to sign-up now to the Ticketek waitlist.

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Katchafire, Kora & The Sunshine Sound System Coming To Powerstation

8295KATCHAFIRE_8B4A9410On Friday 5 August 2016, join Katchafire, Kora, and The Sunshine Sound System for their now annual midwinter show at The Powerstation.

The show welcomes home Katchafire, New Zealand’s hardest working and most consistently touring band – fresh off the back of their US tour #burnitdown, where they played over 40 shows (including festivals alongside reggae and hip-hop heavyweights Damian Marley and Charli 2Na).

Click here to read the entire press release for more details. 

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