October will see the wonderful and frightening world of The Fall returning to New Zealand for two shows. The seminal post-punk group, which has centred around founding member Mark E Smith since forming in Manchester in 1976, will be coming off the back... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/9987/The-Fall-Announce-Two-New-Zealand-Shows.utr'>—more</a></span> 
The good folk at Flying Out have announced the inaugural The Others Way festival, which will take place in September across various venues in the  K' Road precinct. The one-day festival boasts a line-up absolutely jam-packed with amazing local acts,... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/9961/Flying-Out-Announce-The-Others-Way-Festival.utr'>—more</a></span> Earlier this month Wilco announced the digital release of their new album - free for a limited time before the arrival of physical versions. While free digital releases aren't anything new, what makes this special is the element of total surprise - along... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/9972/Album-Review-Wilco---Star-Wars.utr'>—more</a></span> 
New York trio Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are en route to New Zealand to play four shows off the back of releasing their tenth studio album Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015, released earlier this year through Mom + Pop Records. A ferociously... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/9992/Interview-Jon-Spencer-Blues-Explosion.utr'>—more</a></span> 
Highly regarded rapper and producer Oddisee is returning to New Zealand soil for two shows in December. The Washington DC artist, who has teamed up with Wellington's own Estere for musical projects in the past, is heading to these shores in support of... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/9993/Oddisee-Returns-To-New-Zealand-For-Two-Shows.utr'>—more</a></span>

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UTR's Pick Tonight
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Bodega, Wellington
Sat 1 August
YMCA Pitt ST, Auckland
Sat 1 August
Backbeat Bar, Auckland
Sat 1 August
209 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Sat 1 August
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Sat 1 August
The Powerstation, Auckland
Sat 1 August
Gustav's Wine Bar & Kitchen, Christchurch
Sat 1 August
Matterhorn, Wellington
Sat 1 August
The Studio, Auckland
Sat 1 August
Riverside Bar, Whanganui
—more gigs
Songs For Refuge
The Others Way Festival
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead

  1. Sleeping Is Easy by Roy Irwin
  2. Jet Fuel Can't Melt These Riffs by Climate Change
  3. Power Waves by The Trendees
  4. You'll Do For Now by Anthony Sheehan-Drent
  5. Saab On Saab by French Testing
  6. Nobody Gives A Shit About You by The Raw Nerves
  7. Females by Kelvin Hurts
  8. Bolan by Commune 84
  9. Money Talks by New Gum Sarn
  10. Knuckle Cut by Nervous Jerk