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Willie Watson & Joshua Hedley Tuning Fork July 7, 2016

 

Willie Watson 28It was a dark and stormy night…but that didn’t keep the music lovers away from Auckland’s Tuning Fork as Joshua Hedley and Willie Watson each brought their distinctive takes on what can loosely be called Americana to New Zealand. Continue reading

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Brandy – Civic Theatre (Concert Review)

Brandy Civic 15June16 (14 of 31)R&B singer, actress and model Brandy has made a concerted effort to reinvigorate her musical career. Her latest single, Beggin’ & Pleadin’ is a good start. Now she’s on the road, opening her Slayana World Tour at Auckland’s Civic Theatre…her first show down under.

Click here to read the entire review and view a photo gallery by Chris Zwaagdyk.

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Watch Exclusive Footage Of Fur Patrol Reunited

Fur PatrolThe three members of Fur Patrol…Julia Deans (guitar & vocals), Andrew Bain (bass) and Simon Braxton (drums)…are getting back together to tour with one of their favourite bands, Swervedriver. Fans can catch the double bill in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland this weekend. The 13th Floor tracked down the recently-reunited band as they were rehearsing in a shed in Auckland. Marty Duda spoke to the band and videographer Dennis Thorpe shot footage of them performing. Check it out…

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Melody Pool: I Knew That I Had To Talk About It (Interview)

Article Lead - wide1008514732gofz0nimage.related.articleLeadwide.729x410.gofyy4.png1462517578107.jpg-620x349Australian singer-songwriter Melody Pool is back with her second album, Deep Dark Savage Heart. As the title indicates, Melody has gone through a rough patch, struggling with depression and writing and recording this collection of songs has helped her immensely…and now, as she tells the 13th Floor’s Marty Duda… those songs are helping others as she takes them on the road. Melody is no stranger to The 13th Floor, she visited here in 2014, recording a video session with Marlon Williams. We start with a bit of chatter about Marlon…

Click here to listen to, or read, the interview with Melody Pool.

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New Zealand’s Best Shorts Announced for NZIFF

NZIFF_logo_2D_horizontal_blue_RGBSix short films have been selected by Lee Tamahori (Mahana, Once Were Warriors) as finalists for the New Zealand International Film Festival’s annual New Zealand’s Best Short Film Competition. The New Zealand’s Best finalists will compete for a total of three prizes, with winners to be announced at the closing night event of the Auckland leg of NZIFF.

The six finalists are Spring Jam (dir: Ned Wenlock), Cradle (dir: Damon Duncan), Wait (dir: Yamin Tun), Shmeat (dir: Matasila Freshwater), Judgment Tavern (dir: Dean Hewison), and The King (dir: Ursula Grace Williams).

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

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Miss Sharon Jones! Leads NZIFF 2016 Music Programme

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings kick off their delayed 2014 tour at the Beacon Theater in New YorkThe New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) today reveals five music-themed films ahead of the 2016 programme launch. The line-up celebrates the best in the world of music from an R&B Queen, to a famed American avant-garde musician, to a soundstage in Buenos Aires, travelling the world with Yo-Yo Ma, and on to an audition for an outback choir.

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

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Cat Power – Powerstation (Concert Review)

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A Cat Power show always seems to be something of an adventure, and this was no exception. Dogged by stage fright, poor health and an unorthodox approach to performing, Cat Power managed to get through the night and emerge triumphant at the end of it.

But it was a struggle.

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The Temper Trap – Powerstation (Concert Review)

DSC_4513Melbourne’s Temper Trap played an iHeartRadio-sponsored free concert at Auckland’s Powerstation Monday night making a strong argument that guitar-based rock bands aren’t completely passé. At least not yet.

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

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Rudimental – Vector Arena (Concert Review)

Rud1Rudimental obviously feel the love for New Zealand, this was their fourth visit here in as many years, and last night the love was reciprocated by a vocal crowd at Vector.

Click here to read the entire concert review along with the complete set list and a photo gallery by David Watson.

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Trinity Roots Announce ‘This Road’ Tour

Trinity Roots 2016 PosterTrinity Roots last outing was a year ago with almost 15 sold out shows from Invercargill in the South to Leigh in the North. June 2016, the inimitable three piece are set to deliver their latest album ‘Citizen’ to main centres of New Zealand and a five date double coast charge on Australia.

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Iron Maiden – Vector Arena (Concert Review)

DSC_4393Auckland’s Vector Arena was awash in a sea of Iron Maiden T-shirts as the venerable British metal band brought their Book Of Souls Tour to the City Of Sails.

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

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Danny Brown – Powerstation (Concert Review)

db3Danny Brown, the high energy, alternative rapper hailing from Detroit, Michigan took Auckland’s Powerstation by storm Thursday night. The show opened with fellow Bruiser Bragade artist ZelooperZ. As the crowd steadily filed into the pit he was able to draw-in the growing numbers of hip hop fans with his enthusiasm and energy that would only be surpassed by Brown himself.

Click here to read the entire review and view a photo gallery by Hannah Samper.

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Ryan Bingham – Tuning Fork (Concert Review)

DSC_7379It was only 18 months ago that Ryan Bingham played his first New Zealand show at Auckland’s Tuning Fork, but it was a very different artist who turned up on this Wednesday night.

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The Stranglers – Powerstation (Concert Review)

DSC_4801“I think it’s going to be a hot one”, growled Stranglers’ front man Baz Warne. He had every reason to think so as The Powerstation was filled to capacity with vintage punk rockers ready to rock out to the nice ‘n’ sleazy tunes of the meninblack.

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Jackson Browne – Civic Theatre (Concert Review)

DSC_3778At 67 years old, Jackson Browne looks and sounds as good as he did forty years ago. And in a week of stand-out shows here in Auckland, Browne and his band may have put on the concert of the year. Aside from the three versions of Happy Birthday, it was nearly perfect.

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

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