Weekly Round Up: Friday 11th SeptemberFriday 11th September, 2015 1:40PM
After a couple of bonza weeks of tour news, this week kinda ground to a halt. However, we were certainly pleased to learn that Christchurch trio Salad Boys have announced a string of shows for October, after they return from their extensive tour around the States to support the release of debut album Metalmania (which is out next week). We were also happy to hear that Laneway Festival has been secured to take place at Silo Park for 2016, clearing the cloud of uncertainty as to the festival's future that had gathered last month. On top of that, we caught word that the line-up announcement is set to take place on 22nd September, so keep your eyes peeled!!
In release news, we've been digging The Shaka Tape dropped by Auckland rapper and producer L V J earlier this week. Also released out of the blue was Rough As Guts, a collection of songs by Tim Moore, the ex-pat musician who penned the song 'Dark Child' which features on Marlon Williams' album and is up for a Silver Scroll award next week. We copped some new material from the Auckland punk outfit Shitripper, who are now going by the name Master Blaster (like this dude). Looking a little further from home Kurt Vile unveiled the second single from his forthcoming album, along with a cute animated video. And Portland synth-pop group Chromatics shared new single 'Shadow' which will feature on their new album, however no release date has been revealed yet.
This week's Caught Live is some great footage of Cherry Glazerr performing at Burger a-Go-Go 2 in California a few days ago...
WEEKEND GIG PICKS:
Auckland: DHDFD's, Cool Runnings, The Echo Ohs + Bargain Bin Laden - Lucha Lounge
Auckland: Kip McGrath, Secret Cousins and Klaus Kinskis - Wine Cellar
Wellington: Seth Sentry - San Fran
Wellington: The Nudge - Meow
Christchurch: Miss June with Villain and Moonpup - Darkroom
Dunedin: Kamandi - Re Fuel
Auckland: Embedded Figures, Ducklingmonster and Future Sports - Audio Foundation
Auckland: Jerome with Albi And The Wolves and Reb Fountain - Wine Cellar
Wellington: Sounds Like Winter - Valhalla
Wellington: Glass Vaults Instore - Slow Boat Records
Christchurch: The Dance Asthmatics with Evil Kid and Motte - Castrols Garage
Dunedin: Anika Moa and SJD - Chicks Hotel
For more listings visit OUR GIG GUIDE!!!