The Southern Lakes’ biggest New Year’s party, international music festival Rhythm and Alps (R&A), has announced a star-studded lineup for the 2015 event. The hugely popular two-day music festival, held in the Cardrona Valley near Wanaka on December 30-31, has announced its first installment of artists for this year’s fifth anniversary celebration. One of the world’s biggest and most respected DJs and producers, British house and techno DJ CARL COX, will command the stage after midnight on New Year’s Eve.
2015 Silver Scroll finalist and Fly My Pretties star Mel Parsons will embark on a 5 date tour of some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and iconic theatres, including the newly refurbished Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch and historical Crystal Palace in Auckland this October.
Accompanied by a full band, Parsons will be performing songs from her newly released and critically acclaimed third album ‘Drylands’. Parsons will be joined by Kiwi music legend Julia Deans performing a rare solo set to open the show
As frontman of SHIHAD for over 25 years and the man behind the collaborative affair THE ADULTS, Jon Toogood has more NZ radio hits than any other artist in NZ music history. NOW for the first time, in a way you’ve never heard him before JON TOOGOOD will perform some of his favourite songs (including his own) solo and acoustic in seated intimate venues across New Zealand.
Today will see Karangahape Road come alive with The Others Way Festival thanks to Flying Out and 95bFM. An awesome day of more than 30 wicked local music acts, tickets to this festival have now officially sold out! Artists will be performing back-to-back across multiple venues, so fans can curate their own personal schedule of the roster, which is overflowing with cutting edge local indie, electronica, hip hop, and alt-pop. For the full lineup, check out the Flying Out website.
SELECT ARTISTS TO PLAY IN STORE AT FLYING OUT ON PITT STREET
As if the night won’t be big enough already, the general public and ticket-holders to The Others Way can also check out Tiny Ruins, Aldous Harding and October doing brief sets in store at Flying Out (80 Pitt St) late this afternoon. bFM will be broadcasting this live on bFM Drive with Kieran and Caitlin.
Playing times are as follows:
4.25pm Tiny Ruins
5.10pm Aldous Harding
The five-day Auckland International Cabaret Season kicked off last night with Tim Finn’s solo show, White Cloud and then a parade of seven female vocalists paying tribute to Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues.
Thirty years after introducing a generation to the joys of soul music through their irrepressible, irresistible rendition of the Valentine Brothers’ recession-themed classic Money’s Too Tight (To Mention), SIMPLY RED are back with a world tour and a new album, ‘Big Love’.
The Big Love Tour lands in New Zealand this February following a sold-out European arena tour, playing in both the North and South Island.
“Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, has incredible songs bolstered by impeccably ascerbic wit.” New Zealand fans will get to experience those songs and that wit for themselves when he plays his first ever New Zealand show at Auckland’s St James Theatre on Thursday, December 3.
Tickets on sale at 9am on Monday, September 7 via Ticketek.
Bill Bryson – yes, THAT Bill Bryson of prolific popular travel writing fame – has retired and is about to settle into all that new found freedom allows. Personal family dramas are forcing him to take stock of himself and the life that he and his wife Catherine have built over the years, forcing some long boiling frustrations to take hold. After a brief walk to clear his head, he finds himself at the foot of the Appalachian Trail – the longest, most arduous trek in the American wilderness – and resolves to take it on, much to his wife’s caution and dismay.
Ezra Furman, make no mistake, gives value for money. Perpetual Motion People, his third solo album (his sixth album if you’re counting Ezra Furman and the Harpoons’ output), is a record that would, such things still exist, confound record shops, featuring as it does at least a dozen different genres in thirteen songs.
From the early Jean-Paul Sartre Experience days through to Superette, and now current monikers as Mulchzoid and Zilverside, David Mulcahy’s body of work spans an impressive thirty years. Dave’s rarely been seen in Auckland in recent years and this is a rare opportunity to see his body of work presented in one show.
Where do I start – Richard Thompson. The best guitarist in the world in many people’s minds. Never one to court commercial success, staunchly Anglophile, a purist, a virtuoso, a literate and enigmatic songsmith. I have known and loved Thompson’s works for almost three decades now, and know him as a chameleon-like figure that adds an inscrutable, ineffable genius to almost everything he touches.
Soundsplash announced its long-awaited return to Raglan’s Wainui Reserve only two weeks ago. Now the festival has been welcomed back in a big way, having already sold out all early-bird tickets with the first line-up announcement. The response has been massive from the local community who are glad to see the institution return to the shores of Ngarunui Beach. A three-day, three-stage, multi-genre event,
Soundsplash is the perfect chance to escape from the city and follow the surf, sun, and summer-time feelings all the way to the beach. With the stunning beach-side setting, Soundsplash has embraced the bohemian lifestyle of Raglan to the fullest with a myriad of buzzing crowds, stalls, films, and relaxing chill-zones to suit all tastes.
Following solo concerts in Sydney and Melbourne in May and a one-off Auckland concert in July, fans in Wellington and Christchurch will now have the opportunity to attend two such intimate and very special performances this October. Neil Finn will play the Wellington Opera House on Tuesday October 13, followed by a Christchurch show at the Isaac Theatre Royal on Wednesday October 14.