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It was the sheer persistence of American artist Amanda Palmer that resulted in New Zealand's underground post-punk legend Peter Jefferies being crowbarred out of semi-retirement two years ago. A teenage Palmer was drawn to the way Jefferies pounded at... <a href='/news/8419/Feature-Peter-Jefferies.utr'>more</a> 
After unveiling the excellent video for 'Big Ugly Fish' earlier this year, country man Delaney Davidson is now premiering another narrative clip for his latest album Swim Down Low, which is out now through Outside Inside Records. The cinematic offering... <a href='/news/8416/Video-Delaney-Davidson---Rise-and-Shine-UTR-Premiere.utr'>more</a> 

Poised to release their fifth album, punk trio Die! Die! Die! have announced a nine-date nationwide tour. The much-anticipated record is titled S W I M (drawing from the internet acronym for Someone Who Isn't Me), suggesting the serial travellers are... <a href='/news/8432/Die-Die-Die-Announce-S-W-I-M-Album-Release-Tour.utr'>more</a> 
The first line-up has been announced for the two-day Northern Bass NewYear's festival that takes place in Mangawhai, North of Auckland. Last week the promoter tipped that old school dub meddler Mad Professor would be on the bill, now a who raft of... <a href='/news/8428/Northern-Bass-Festival-2014-Announce-First-Line-Up.utr'>more</a> 
 

Phenomenal performer Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings are heading back to New Zealand for a one-off show in September. Earlier this year, the 58-year-old soul singer announced her triumph over a battle with cancer and released the band's... <a href='/news/8433/Sharon-Jones-and-The-Dap-Kings-Return-To-NZ.utr'>more</a> New Zealand has a knack for churning out skewed indie guitar-pop music. 
From the heyday of the Flying Nun roster through to modern day exponents
 like Popstrangers there is a unifying seam of bristling, effervescent 
melodies colliding at interesting... <a href='/news/8417/Album-Review-Beach-Pigs---Grom-Warfare.utr'>more</a>


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Tue 15 Open Mic Night At Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle / Juice bar, Auckland
Tue 15 An Evening Quiz With Brian Luv
darkroom, Christchurch
Tue 15 Open Mic Night
Black Note Lounge Bar, Auckland
Wed 16 Christopher Coleman with Monty Bevins
Taste Merchants, Dunedin Buy
Wed 16 Marlon Williams Single Release Tour
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Wed 16 Luckyescape with Man In Rug, Gains and more
Valhalla, Wellington
Wed 16 Hopetoun Brown
Verona, Auckland
Wed 16 Hammondhead Three
Meow, Wellington
Wed 16 Brockaflower with Mad Handsome
Bodega, Wellington
Wed 16 Cosmic Compositions With Addison Chase and Milo B
Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland
Thu 17 Lizzie Cook Music
Wunderbar, Christchurch
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