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In the six years that Laneway Festival has been held in Auckland, yesterday’s event was certainly the biggest and, by general consensus, the best. The sold-out festival operated on Swiss-watch set changes, had excellent sound quality (with exception of... <a href='/news/9263/Live-Review--Photos-Laneway-Festival-2015.utr'>more</a> 
Shonen Knife are some of the longest standing pop-punks in the business. Formed back in 1981 and having tucked an impressive 19 studio albums under their belts during the last three decades, the Osaka trio still rock out as hard as they always have.... <a href='/news/9269/Heres-Five-Shonen-Knife.utr'>more</a> 
Great North have been awarded the Tui for Best Folk Album 2015 for their record Up In Smoke. It is the second time the Auckland group has taken the award, they also received it in 2013 for their sophomore effort Halves. Damian Vaughan, CEO of Recorded... <a href='/news/9260/Great-North-Awarded-Tui-For-Best-Folk-Album-2015.utr'>more</a> Melbourne-based sirens of sound, Spermaids, were in the country last summer for a quick festival-driven jaunt and are returning in late February for a seven-date tour. The experimental post-punk duo is made up of Nelson natives Osh Felber and Zac... <a href='/news/9266/Spermaids-Return-For-Nationwide-Tour.utr'>more</a> After what feels like forever, the excellent new album from bedroom artist  P.H.F (formerly known as Perfect Hair Forever) has been released. Titled Grind State, the 12-track album follows on from 2013's full-length offering V.O.I.D and is being released... <a href='/news/9272/Stream-PHFs-New-Album-Grind-State.utr'>more</a> 
This self-titled debut finds Auckland-based act Thee Rum Coves continuing the strong lineage of garage rock from ‘60s originators like The Sonics, through the UK beat and punk scenes, the power pop of Sunnyboys and onto its modern manifestation in... <a href='/news/9268/Album-Review-Thee-Rum-Coves---Thee-Rum-Coves.utr'>more</a>


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Mon 02 Frode Gjerstad Trio
Audio Foundation, Auckland
Tue 03 Light Show Open Late: Chelsea Jade
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Tue 03 Frode Gjerstad Trio
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Tue 03 Dogs Bollix Open Mic
The Dog's Bollix, Auckland
Wed 04 Guiguisuisui, Black Science And Kittentank
San Fran, Wellington
Wed 04 Destructive Restoration
Valhalla, Wellington
Wed 04 I Heart Radio Presents: Kitsch and Cairo Knife Fight
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Wed 04 Jennifer Zea And Antipodean Collective
Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland
Thu 05 Slates
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Thu 05 Frode Gjerstad Trio
Pyramid Club, Wellington
Thu 05 Mara Simpson And Fraser Ross
Meow, Wellington
Thu 05 Delaney Davidson Swim Down Low Tour
Hilltop Tavern, Banks Peninsula
Thu 05 El Sound Clash - Latinaotearoa X Sunshine Soundsystem
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Lansdowne Park, Blenheim
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