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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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Nederlands Dans Theatre – Civic Theatre June 30, 2016

STOP-MOTION-%40Rahi-Rezvani_10_270wLiz Gunn witnessed a performance of Nederlands Dans Theatre at Auckland’s Civic Theatre….here is her reaction:

If you have any skerrick of longing for divinity in human form and flow, for something to lift you out of the morass of human struggle, then make sure you see the transcendent elegance of the work of Nederlands Dans Theater ( NDT). This is one of the finest, most spine-tingling dance performances I have ever been lucky enough to see. And as with all things of ineffable beauty, the very nature of their wonder and grace is diminished in the act of trying to encapsulate in words, to ” review”,   those elusive ephemera. 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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Steel Panther – Powerstation June 26, 2016

Steel Panther 37It’s a joke in itself when a band becomes as big as those who they parody, but that is exactly what has happened to Glam Metal rockers Steel Panther who were so convincing during their performance at The Powerstation last night, it was 1981 all over again. Continue reading

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Leo & Lulu – Civic Theatre June 26, 2016

 

L&L-9613It was time to rock the oldies at a rare matinee show at Auckland’s Civic Theatre as Lulu and Leo Sayer joined forces to deliver the hits.

Rather than one performer server as the opening act and the other the headliner, Lulu and Leo Sayer took the more egalitarian approach with both artists performing together and solo during the two sets. Continue reading

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Willie Watson: I Was Really Feeling The Pressure (Interview)

Willie WatsonWillie Watson was a founding member of the Old Crow Medicine Show, one of the leading Americana bands of the past decade or so. But Willie up and left the group in 2011 and has since released his first solo album, Folk Singer Vol 1, a collection of newly-recorded traditional folk songs. Watson will be performing at Auckland’s Tuning Fork on Thursday, July 7th along with Nashville-based Josh Hedley. The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Willie Watson recently to talk about his upcoming show and discovered that going solo hasn’t been all that easy for Mr Watson. 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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Swervedriver & Fur Patrol – Kings Arms (Concert Review)

Swerve Drive KingsArms 19June16 (22 of 22)Two blasts from the past hit Auckland’s Kings Arms on this Sunday evening…Swervedriver and Fur Patrol back together again.

Click here to read the entire review along with complete set lists and a photo gallery by Chris Zwaagdyke.

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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

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

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Josh Hedley: Skynyrd & Seger…Waylon & Willie (Interview)

Josh HedleyThe last time Josh Hedley was in Auckland, he was playing fiddle behind Jonny Fritz at The Tuning Fork. That was in 2014. Now the Nashville-based musician has strapped on a guitar and is stepping out on his own. Josh will be performing a set on the same bill with former Old Crow Medicine Show member Willie Watson at The Tuning Fork on Thursday, July 7th. The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Josh Hedley about making the transition from sideman to front man and what the Nashville scene is like these days.

Click here to listen to, or read, the interview with Josh Hedley.

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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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