Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock Winner

chick-corea-portrait-smHerbieHancock-6Congratulations to Martin Clyde who correctly identified Watermelon Man as the Herbie Hancock composition that became a hit for Mongo Santamaria in 1962. Martin has won two tickets to see Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on Saturday, May 30th. We’ll have more ticket giveaways in the future so keep checking in to The 13th Floor.

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Beth Hart – Powerstation (Concert Review)

DSC_1968I had a feeling this Beth Hart show might be something special…a preview of her about-to-be-released album, Better Than Home, indicated an artist bursting with talent…but her performance at Auckland’s Powerstation this Friday night was nothing short of a tour de force.

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

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Pseudo Echo – The Kings Arms (Concert Review)

IMG_9389At the Kings Arms we run into Emily, one of Australian new wave band Pseudo Echo’s biggest fans; a woman who loved singer Brian Canham so much that at age eleven she cried when he got married. Emily is buzzing with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Excitement that she is about to see her childhood heart-throb in the flesh. Trepidation that the man, and the music, might not live up to the memories. And she is also deeply concerned that the band may no longer have a keytar player.

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

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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 on sale now. 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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