Cold Chisel’s Don Walker made a rare solo appearance at Auckland’s Tuning Fork. Auckland alt.country band The Bads provided support, both as opening act and backing band. It was a musical marriage made in heaven.
Desert rock veteran BRANT BJORK, returns to New Zealand with a cast of seminal players for his LOW DESERT PUNKS (downunder) TOUR. Rising like a mushroom cloud out of the Palm Desert scene in the early ’90s as a member of the seminal stoner rock outfit KYUSS, Brant Bjork went on to distinguish himself as a talented singer and songwriter in his own right, in addition to playing with Orange County rock stalwarts FU MANCHU.
American singer-songwriter Tift Merritt is set to perform at Auckland’s Tuning Fork on Wednesday, April 23rd. Born in North Carolina, Merritt now lives in New York City and has released her fifth album, Traveling Alone, in 2012. Her voice and her songwriting have drawn comparisons to the likes of Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter. The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Tift Merritt recently and found her puttering around her kitchen, cooking up songs for her next album.
Get ready folks…this weekend marks the best holiday of the year! We’re talking about International Record Store Day of course. Set aside plenty of time this Saturday to celebrate the wonders of recorded music pressed into vinyl discs. If you are based in, or around, Auckland there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening including an exclusive visit with The Spelling Mistakes as they rehearse for their performance at Real Groovy Records on Saturday.
On his way to soundcheck at Auckland’s Powerstation, John Butler stopped by The 13th Floor where he was met by Marty Duda who gave the Australian musician a guide through his extensive record collection. Watch here as John Butler and Marty Duda talk about their favourite records, and John plays a musical guessing game with some classic album covers.
iHeartRadio is excited to present Ed Sheeran live at ASB Theatre, Auckland for one free show, thanks to 2degrees. Ed has just finished recording his second album, x (released in New Zealand on June 20), which means we will be some of the first to hear his new music LIVE.
Wednesday 30th April, ASB Theatre, Auckland
Doors Open 7.00pm, Ed Sheeran hits the stage at 8pm
Register at www.iHeartRadio.co.nz before lunchtime Thursday 17th April for your chance to win!
THE ROLLING STONES CONFIRM RESCHEDULED AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES & VENUES FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014
The rescheduling of the tour to October/November has also allowed for two additional concerts to be added to the tour – one at Perth Arena on Saturday 1 November 2014 and the other at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 15 November 2014.
The new tour dates are:
|NEW DATE||OLD DATE||VENUE|
|Saturday 25 October 2014||Saturday 22 March 2014||Adelaide Oval|
|Wednesday 29 October 2014||Wednesday 19 March 2014||Perth Arena|
|Saturday 01 November 2014||NEW SHOW||Perth Arena|
|Wednesday 5 November 2014||Friday 28 March 2014||Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne|
|Saturday 8 November 2014||Sunday 30 March 2014||Hanging Rock, Macedon|
|Wednesday 12 November 2014||Tuesday 25 March 2014||Sydney Allphones Arena|
|Saturday 15 November 2014||NEW SHOW||Hope Estate, Hunter Valley|
|Tuesday 18 November 2014||Wednesday 2 April 2014||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|Saturday 22 November 2014||Saturday 5 April 2014||Auckland Mt Smart Stadium|
Ticket holders who are able to attend the rescheduled date need take no action, their existing ticket will remain valid and their location within the venue will remain unchanged.
Fans unable to attend the new shows are asked to secure a refund from their original point of purchase prior to 5pm (local time to the venue) on Monday 28 April, 2014. Refunds can be secured through:
Perth | Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Adelaide | Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Sydney | Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Melbourne | Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Hanging Rock | Ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
Brisbane | Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Auckland | Ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999
Any refunded tickets will be made available to purchase from 10am (local time to the venue) on Friday 2 May, 2014 from the above listed ticketing outlets.
Pre-sale tickets for the new Perth and Hunter Valley shows will be available via www.frontiertouring.com/rollingstones from noon AEST Tuesday 29 April 2014 until noon AEST Wednesday 30 April (or earlier if pre-sale allocation is exhausted). Head to the site for further details.
Special guests have also been confirmed as rock legends Jimmy Barnes for the Adelaide show and the Hunters & Collectors for the Auckland show. Special guests will also be shortly announced for the Hanging Rock and Hunter Valley concerts.
Matthew Cooke is the director of How To Make Money Selling Drugs, a documentary that dares to speak the truth about the “War On Drugs” and its real cost to society. The film starts out as a humorous, tongue-in-cheek “manual” on how to become a drug kingpin, but then evolves into a sobering expose on the reality of how drugs and drug laws are crippling modern life. Along the way, Cooke interviews a parade of drug dealers, police officers and celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, Eminem, 50 Cent and The Wire’s David Simon. With the film being released on DVD in New Zealand this month, The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Matthew Cooke about making How To Make Money Selling Drugs.