Weekend Deeds Apr 24 – 27 (and beyond, to the start of May)

Dedee1Here’s Dedee with a look back and forward…

Oh hey, what’s been happening, long time no see guys. I mean it’s only been a week. But what a week. I got snowed under by a fresh lot of work in a number of exotic and glamorous locations, attended my first Taite Music Prize ceremony, caught up with a lot people as we all crammed into Galatos, and reported back on the selection of canapés, nominees, and prizewinners. They were all winners on the night you could say, well, this time they actually were. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one musing beforehand
“If Lorde does win, and she will of course, she won’t want the money. What would she need it for? She’ll just pass it on to her fave, whoever that is.”

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Tift Merritt – The Tuning Fork (Concert Review)

DSC_0057“I’m trying to become your friend”, Tift Merritt admitted. The North Carolina native made plenty of new friends during her first show in New Zealand and Auckland’s Tuning Fork last 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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Liam Finn – The Nihilist (Album Review)

Liam Finn NihilistFor his third solo album, Liam Finn throws away the rule book and turns his pop sensibility on its head.

Click here to read the entire review and listen to a track from the new album.

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Howler – World Of Joy (Album Review)

Howler-World-of-Joy-album-coverHowler return with their sophomore album World Of Joy. In 2011 Howler were being touted as one of the best up and coming bands, receiving accolades from the likes of NME and other venerable publications and while they haven’t achieved the level of success that some expected. World Of Joy is a 27 minute long, 10 song blast of cool garage rockers. In fact, they seem to have benefited from having the spot light taken away. The snotty, slacker attitude persists but this time it has a wiser outlook which suits them.

Click here to read the entire review and listen to a track from the new album.

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Straight To Video: Episode Fifteen

Come at me bro!Here’s the latest from the murky world of straight to video releases courtesy of The 13th Floor’s Steve Austin. This week Steve reviews Hellgate, Contracted and Date & Switch.

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Gary Numan Headed To Auckland

Gary NumanGary Numan is a truly unique artist and everybody knows it. The English singer, composer and musician who is most widely known for his chart-topping hits “Are Friends Electric” and “Cars” has confirmed he will be back in Australia and New Zealand this May  to tour his new album ‘Splinter’.

Fri 23rd May – Auckland, New Zealand @ The Studio
General Admission tickets:http://bit.ly/1gxSqD3
VIP meet & greet packages: http://garynuman.tmstor.es/

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Drive-By Truckers: “We’re Old and We Were Intoxicated” (Interview)

Drive-By TruckersGeorgia’s Drive-By Truckers have just released their 10th studio album, English Oceans. The long-running band has been keeping the spirit of Southern rock alive while simultaneously bringing it into the 21st century. At the band’s core are songwriters Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Mike Cooley recently and talked to him about his increased role as songwriter in the band.

Click here to listen to, or read, the interview with Mike Cooley of The Drive-By Truckers.

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Aloe Blacc Returns To NZ

AloeZM and SEATL are delighted to announce the return of the acclaimed Aloe Blacc. With sold-out shows and rave reviews in 2011, Aloe Blacc’s return visit will see him perform shows at Auckland’s Town Hall and the Opera House in Wellington this October.

Tuesday 21 Oct Town Hall, Auckland

Tickets from ticketmaster.co.nz

Thursday 23 Oct Opera House, Wellington

Tickets from ticketek.co.nz

Tickets on Sale 9.00am Thursday 24 April

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Phoenix Foundation Tour Announced

toms lunchThe Phoenix Foundation have wasted no time moving on to new recordings after the release of 2013’s Fandango. Luke Buda felt a sense of urgency to get to work with the band’s new drummer, Chris O’Connor and to push themselves into new directions.

Tom’s Lunch EP will be released on 16 May on CD and Digital formats, Pre-Orders Start today from Itunes, JBHIFI and direct from bandcamp. In celebration of their upcoming release of their brand-new EP ‘Tom’s Lunch’The Phoenix Foundation announces a six-stop New Zealand tour this May/June.

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Show Me Where It Hurts – 13th Floor Video Session

Show Me Where It HurtsAuckland duo Show Me Where It Hurts stopped up to The 13th Floor studios to record a video session following the release of their brand new 7″ single release. The duo consists of Josh Hetherington (keyboards and vocals) and Ronny Haynes (drums and percussion). In addition to performing their new single, the guys laid down an exclusive version of Bat For Lashes’ Laura. Watch Show Me Where It Hurts at The 13th Floor here:

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