It was a typical windy Wellington evening, and Cuba Street’s infamous bucket fountain was in fine form. Nearby in quirky, kitsch bar Mighty Mighty, American one-man-band Bob Log III and Auckland band X-Ray Fiends might have been from out of town, but the overall experience was absolutely, positively Wellington.
Former Bauhaus front man Peter Murphy will be in New Zealand for two shows in December. Murphy is bringing his Mr. Moonlight Tour to these shores, a show where he performs all Bauhaus material. But that doesn’t mean that Murphy’s solo career is on hold. In fact, when The 13th Floor spoke to Peter, he was in his home in Istanbul, Turkey, putting the final touches on his latest album, Lion, an album he is co-producing with Killing Joke’s Youth.
The first gig guide for December, it was always gonna be a doozy. There’s so much on this week, I don’t know where to start. But I ain’t complaining. If you’re wondering how you can fit all this fun around your workload, well apparently there’s this thing called a ‘work – life balance’ which lets you fly with the best of the social butterflies, while still being just as productive in your work life. Don’t ask me how it’s done, I’m still learning.
Bugg’s debut NZ show at Auckland’s Powerstation sold out several weeks in advance as word spread and his debut album hit the #1 spot in the local iTunes album chart and enjoyed a sustained run in the NZ Top 20.
Jake Bugg and his band play Auckland Town Hall on Thursday April 10th. An all ages show. Magic.
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 12 DEC AT 9AM
ALL AGES > Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 > www.ticketmaster.co.nz
So without further ado – let’s take a look at what’s coming up on the main Free to Air channels in 2014…
Jack Johnson performed before an enthusiastic crowd last night in Auckland. He and his band played for over two hours covering his entire career including songs from his latest album, From Here To Now To You. 13th Floor photographer Tony Nyberg was there.Click here to view a gallery of his photos and read the 30-song set list.