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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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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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Paul Ubana Jones: I’m Doing What I Do

XPR_PaulUbanaJonesBorn in London where he experienced the swingin’ 60s first-hand, Paul Ubana Jones has called New Zealand his home since 1987. Jones soaked up the music of artists like Dylan, Hendrix, Pentangle and John Martyn along with American blues and folk and distilled it into something uniquely his own. With a date at Auckland’s Tuning Fork coming up on Friday, July 1st, The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Paul Ubana Jones about the past, present and future. 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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Watch Mark Wilkinson At The Tuning Fork

markwilkinson1Australian Mark Wilkinson recently performed at Auckland’s Tuning Fork. The 13th Floor cameras were there and captured Mark performing a couple of songs during the sound check. Mark also sat down to have a bit of chat with Marty Duda.

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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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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.

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Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds Coming To NZ!!

@RickMarr_pink_large-2 (2)Get greasy in the psychedelic swamps of rock ’n’ roll with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds! A founding member of The Gun Club and erstwhile guitarist for The Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the legendary Kid Congo Powers has garage punk swagger in spades. Few musicians play in one cult band, Kid has played in three.

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Mark Wilkinson: Busking, It’s Pretty Brutal (Interview)

markwilkinson1Australian singer-songwriter and acoustic performer Mark Wilkinson is due to perform at Auckland’s Tuning Fork on Saturday, June 18th. Mark will be performing songs from his recently-released EP, Come With Me Tonight, along with even newer songs slated for his as-yet unrecorded new album. The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Mark Wilkinson recently to find out more about what to expect at the Tuning Fork show and also to discuss Mark’s passion for busking.

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Paul Ubana Jones To Play Tuning Fork

Paul Ubana Jones PosterJoin us on Friday 1 July as one of New Zealand’s sensational guitarists and longest established singer-songwriters, Paul Ubana Jones, performs tracks from his extensive back catalogue at the Great South Pacific Tuning Fork.

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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.

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

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Watch Ryan Bingham Perform at Real Groovy Records

img_0587Ryan Bingham is in Auckland to perform at The Tuning Fork tonight. Yesterday he and his band played for a lunchtime crowd at Real Groovy Records. If you missed it, here’s a video clip of them performing Southside Of Heaven. Check out the jam these guys break into near the end of this seven and a half minute stunner.

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Ed Kuepper – Tuning Fork (Concert Review)

ed9The former Saints front man has had a long and very prolific career…claiming to have released at least 50 albums. While the Brisbane-based musician hasn’t exactly set the charts on fire during the past 40+ years, his contribution to music is significant and fortunately, there are plenty of folks out there who recognize his value.

Click here to read the entire review along with the complete set list and a photo gallery by Matt Simon and Hannah Samper.

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Willie Watson & Josh Hedley Coming To Tuning Fork

Watson & HedleyNew York born Willie Watson, co-founder of one of the most respected bands in modern Americana, Old Crow Medicine Show will co-headline one New Zealand show with Joshua Hedley, one of Nashville’s emerging stars, at The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork, Auckland on Thursday 7 July. Tickets for this show will go on sale 9am, Tuesday 19 April with a Southern Fork and MyTicketmaster presale from 9am, 15 April.

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Ryan Bingham: Act Naturally (Interview)

Ryan Bingham 2016Texas troubadour Ryan Bingham returns to Auckland’s Tuning Fork on Wednesday, April 20th. The Weary Kind singer and his band rocked the venue a year and a half ago. Since then, he’s released his most accomplished album to date, Fear And Saturday Night. The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Ryan Bingham recently and discussed his latest musical activity including writing songs and acting in his wife’s new film.

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