Sensational 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
TUESDAY 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
The 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
Liz 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
Internationally 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
Drawing 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
Hailed 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
It’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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It 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 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
Here’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!
**Note – Carb On Carb will still play Great Job in Palmerston North, any extra news on shows will be posted to the tour event
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.
Renowned 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.
The 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.
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.