Boy & Bear – The Powerstation (Concert Review)

Boy & Bear 25Australian folk-rockers Boy & Bear returned to Auckland’s Powerstation, the site of their sold out show back in 2014. This time around there were still a few tickets to be had on the night, but the fans that showed up were just as enthusiastic as the previous show.

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

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Cirque Du Soleil: Quidam – Vector Arena (Theatre Review)

QuidamHere’s Liz Gunn with a review of last night’s performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam at Auckland’s Vector Arena:

The greatest gift of seeing live shows cannot be grasped at. It cannot be held. It quietly lifts you, and holds you -and then it passes. But it is unforgettable. If you see Quidam (Vector Arena: 5-14 Feb. & Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena Feb. 17 – 26), you will know what I mean.

Click here to read the entire review. 

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Prince NZ Details Revealed!

Prince PosterPrince will bring his Piano & A Microphone tour to Australia and New Zealand this February for 10 exclusive and intimate shows.

Prince will perform 4 shows at Melbourne State Theatre on February 16 and 17, 2 shows at the Sydney Opera House on February 20 and 2 shows at Sydney State Theatre on February 21.  Prince will also perform for the very first time in New Zealand at Auckland’s ASB Theatre on February 24.

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

 

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Prince Is Coming!!!

BREPrince PosterAKING MUSIC NEWS!

PRINCE

COMING TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

‘PIANO & A MICROPHONE’ TOUR

FEBRUARY 2016

ALL DETAILS ANNOUNCED SOON

 

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Jose Gonzalez – St James Theatre (Concert Review)

Jose Gonzales 22Jose Gonzalez is a man of few words. The 37 year old Swedish songwriter let his music do the talking during his performance at Auckland’s St James Theatre. Although he had little to say between songs, his faithful fans hung on to every lyric and every note he and his played during their relatively short set.

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

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Check Out These Xavier Rudd Concert Photos

DSC04884Aussie roots-rocker Xavier Rudd performed at Auckland’s Powerstation last night. 13th Floor photographer David Watson was on the scene and came back with these pix.

Click here to view the Xavier Rudd photo gallery. 

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Eilen Jewell To Play Tuning Fork

Eileen JewellSuperb singer/songwriter Eilen Jewell and her band, last here in 2012, have announced a return to New Zealand and will play one special headline show in March 2016.

They will play The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork in Auckland on March 24. Tickets for this show will go on sale Tuesday February 9 with a Southern Fork and Southbound Records presale from noon, February 5.

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

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The Return Of The Datsuns!

FINAL DATSUNS (1)Go to April 1st on your calendar and circle it . The Datsuns are back!

This is not an April fool’s joke. Their Auckland show will be hot on the tail of two Japanese shows in late March.

It’s not always easy to get all four of them in the same city (let alone hemisphere!) now they are spread from Wellington , to Auckland, to Stockholm, and to London. This will be their first Auckland show since  December 2014. The following day will see them perform for the second time at Wellington’s long running Homegrown festival.

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

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Vic Mensa Announces Auckland Date

Vic MensaTHURSDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2016 – Emerging superstar VIC MENSA will make a welcome return to New Zealand for one show at Auckland’s Studio on April 20. Tickets will go on sale 11am this Tuesday, February 9.

My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning 11am this Monday, February 8.

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

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Boy & Bear: Kickin’ It Old School (Interview)

Boy-Bear-promoAustralian folk-rockers Boy & Bear are due to perform at Auckland’s Powerstation this Friday night. The band has been touring constantly on the back of their latest album, Limit Of Love. The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda caught up with bassist David Symes just as the band wrapped up their Australian tour with a show at Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium. Stymes discussed how the band adapts their show to the particular venue and how their latest album was recorded “old-school” style with producer Ethan Johns.

Click here to listen to, or read, the interview with Boy & Bear’s David Symes. 

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Laneway 2016 Photos: Battles

DSC03644Our Laneway coverage wraps up with a photo gallery of Battles assembled by 13th Floor photographer David Watson.

Click here to view the Battles photo gallery. 

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Laneway 2016 Photos: Purity Ring & Chvrches

DSC04406Our Laneway coverage continues with a series of photo galleries assembled by 13th Floor photographer David Watson. Check out David’s stunning shots of two of the hottest acts at the festival…Purity Ring and Chvrches

Click here to view the photo gallery featuring Purity Ring  & Chvrches. 

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Watch The 13th Floor Interview With Violent Soho

Violent SohoAustralian rockers Violent Soho returned to Auckland to perform at this year’s Laneway Festival. Guitarist James Tidswell and drummer Michael Richards sat down with The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda before they took the stage and talked about Tidswell’s Kiwi roots and the band’s next album.

Watch the video for their new single, Like Soda, here:

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Laneway 2016 Photos: Courtney Barnett

DSC03835Our Laneway coverage continues with a series of photo galleries assembled by 13th Floor photographer David Watson. Check out this shots of Courtney Barnett performing at Laneway for the second year in a row.

Click here to view the Courtney Barnett photo gallery.

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Ben Harper Reschedules NZ Shows

ben-harper-artistWEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2016Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Live Nation today announce that the Call It What It Is Tour dates for Australia and New Zealand have been rescheduled for later this year.

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

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