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Weekly Round Up: Friday 18th March

Weekly Round Up: Friday 18th March

Friday 18th March, 2016 3:49PM

Some really great local tours were announced this week. Beastwars revealed dates for 'The Death Of All Things Album Release Tour' which will be their last New Zealand shows for 2016. Wellington trio Mermaidens have a bunch of North Island dates lined up to support the release of their debut record Undergrowth. Street Chant announced an eight-date nationwide tour to celebrate the arrival their long-awaited sophomore album Hauora. Ex-pats Average Rap Band have planned two New Zealand shows for May. And from further abroad, dancehall original Johnny Osbourne is heading to Auckland for one April show with Max Glazer.


In release news, punks foursome Cool Runnings announced they are splitting up, and as a parting gift shared new EP Welcome To Hell. Auckland artist i.e. crazy shared the intriguing second single from her upcoming debut album. Mali Mali aka Ben Tolich premiered his pensive track 'Nice But No Soul' as he gets ready to release his second album. We caught the first recording from psych-doom group sere, an awesome cover of 'Alien Boy' lifted off a local Wipers tribute compilation. And Tauranga's Threat.Meet.Protocol have unveiled their new album Mindless Consumption, which sees the group reunited with their former label Muzai.


This week's Caught Live is the short-lived Auckland supergroup Guardian Singles performing their song 'Can't Stop Moving' at Chronophonium. Word has it there is some recordings in the works, but in the meantime check this out....


WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday

Auckland: Manos Del Chango - Audio Foundation
Auckland: Doom Off - Whammy Bar
Wellington: Mermaidens Album Release Show - San Fran
Wellington: Doom Off - Valhalla
Christchurch: Buzzcocks - The Foundry
Christchurch: Lawrence Arabia - Wunderbar
Dunedin: The All Seeing Hand - Chicks Hotel
Dunedin: Lost Rockets 'Paper Cuts' Tour - The Crown Hotel

Saturday

Auckland: Auckland City Limits - Western Springs
Auckland: Buzzcocks - The Powerstation
Wellington: Calexico - The Opera House
Wellington: Boneparte - Meow
Christchurch: The All Seeing Hand - Log Recordings
Christchurch: Lost Rockets 'Paper Cuts' Tour - Darkroom
Dunedin: Lawrence Arabia - Chicks Hotel
Dunedin: Moses Ep Release with Astro Children - The Crown Hotel

Head over to our Gig Guide for more listings!!!


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