Interview with Napalm Death’s Shane Embury.

The 13th Floors Tove Partington sat down with Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept, Brujeria) to talk about Politics, Music, the upcoming Napalm Death/Carcass tour of New Zealand, and demented walruses.

Shane Embury is the godfather of Grindcore, having been in Napalm Death since 1987 and various other bands of ill-repute. Watch the video to gain a insight into this world, and to find out when the loooong awaited new Brujeria album will drop!

Tickets for the upcoming tour are selling fast, and you can buy them online here.

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Win Tickets To See Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock In Concert

chick-corea-portrait-smHerbieHancock-6Keyboard legends Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock will perform at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on Saturday, May 30th. The 13th Floor has a pair of tickets to give away for this very special evening. To win, just be the first person to name the Herbie Hancock composition that was a hit for Mongo Santamaria back in 1962.  Please fill out the form below to enter:

 

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Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires – Powerstation (Concert Review)

DSC_1793Soul veteran Charles Bradley, the “Screaming Eagle Of Soul”, spread his wings around a small but enthusiastic crowd at Auckland’s Powerstation and filled the venue with love and happiness.

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: A Conversation With Jimmy Cliff (Interview)

1343444828-reggae-legend-jimmy-cliff-performs-at-womad-festival-2012_1359059Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff touched down in Auckland yesterday ahead of his two New Zealand shows this weekend. The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda sat down with Jimmy and spoke to him at length about his music, his films and his life, including plans to film a sequel to the 1972 film The Harder They Come. Jimmy also shared some insights into his relationship with producer Lesley Kong, and, of course, there is the cricket.

Watch the interview with Jimmy Cliff here:

Jimmy Cliff performs tonight at ASB Baypark in Mt Maunganui with Ardijah and Herbs and Saturday night in Auckland at The Powerstation.

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Giorgio Moroder Winner

GiorgioCongratulations to Dallas Pickering who has won two tickets to see Giorgio Moroder tonight at The Studio in Auckland. Dallas correctly named Call Me as the hit single Giogio produced and co-wrote with Blondie back in 1980. Click here for more details about Giogio Moroder’s show tonight in Auckland.  We’ve got more tickets to give away later today, so check in often.

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Pokey LaFarge – Tuning Fork (Concert Review)

IMG_0828A Pokey LaFarge show is a 78-RPM record brought to life, a string of wildly, infectiously, exuberantly catchy songs performed by a band of talented musicians led by a man who could so very easily be a cartoon, a caricature, but who manages to be one of the most authentic performers I’ve heard in some time.

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

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Greg Johnson – Q Theatre (Concert Review)

GregJohnson-13Greg Johnson introduced the Cocktail Club by saying: “If you can remember anything about the original Cocktail Club – you weren’t there.” The banter, the intimate venue, special guests and yes, cocktails, make for a performance that is unforgettable.

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

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Weekend Deeds Mar 26-29 (Auckland Gig Guide)

Dedee1Here’s Dedee with this week’s look at what’s happening in and around Auckland…

I greet you this week, as I sit nudging words onto the page on a sleepy-eyed Monday. My mind’s still marinating after a particularly eclectic and music-filled weekend, so I’ll allow myself to feel Zen about everything, and extol the virtues of Listening While Walking.

Click here to read this week’s Weekend Deeds column.

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Counting Crows Winner!

COUNTINGCROWS_03_05_12Congratulations to Gregory Fleming who has won two tickets to see the Counting Crows when they play Auckland’s Civic Theatre on Tuesday, April 14th. Greg correctly named Big Yellow Taxi as the Joni Mitchell song the Counting Crows recorded back in 2002. Thanks to all who entered the contest…keep checking The 13th Floor, we’ve got more tickets to give away today!

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Mastodon – Powerstation (Concert Review)

DSC_8945Atlanta metal monsters Mastodon came raging into town last night, filling Auckland’s Powerstation with huge slabs of sludgy guitar riffs and howling vocals.

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

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