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Weekly Round Up: Friday 12th August

Weekly Round Up: Friday 12th August

Friday 12th August, 2016 2:58PM

Some awesome tour news came through the wires this week. Garage rock legends The Troggs announced a six-date New Zealand tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their smash hit 'Wild Thing'. Notorious Japanese act King Brothers are coming back to tear things up for three shows in November. Melbourne-based troubadour Skyscraper Stan and his band The Commission Flats have lined up a heap of dates around the country for Ocotober. Scottish pop rock makers Simple Minds have teamed up with American party starters The B-52's for two arena-sized appearances next year. And on the local front Clap Clap Riot will be making tracks around the nation next month with their buddies Racing.


In festival news, the first line-up was revealed for this year's Rhythm & Vines and it's topped by Chance The Rapper, Zu and Rufus. The good folk at the Tuning Fork lifted the lid off the details for the Southern Fork Americana Fest 2016, and it looks set to bring Auckland another wonderful mix of international and local country artists in October. And the organisers of The Others Way shared the second line-up announcement which includes a rare appearance from King Loser, along with Nadia Reid, Echo Ohs, Salad Boys and more.


This week's Caught Live is Auckland rapper L V J laying things down in Shanghai recently...



WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday

Auckland: Sea Views and The Beths Double Release Party - Whammy + Wine Cellar
Auckland: Axemen and Milk - Golden Dawn
Wellington: So Laid Back Country China - San Fran
Wellington: Homeboy Sandman - Valhalla
Christchurch: Lucid Effect - Wunderbar
Dunedin: Echo Ohs, Astro Children, Opposite Sex and Psychic Maps - Purple Rain
Dunedin: Motte, Stef Animal and Paperghost - None Gallery

Saturday

Auckland: Bloodbags + Roy Irwin - Golden Dawn
Auckland: Kitchen's Floor - The Wine Cellar
Wellington: Ladi6 - Meow
Wellington: Researchintospeed, Mongo Skato + More - Caroline 
Christchurch: Echo Ohs, Les Baxters and BTATKAK - Darkroom
Dunedin: Lucid Effect - Zanzibar
Dunedin: Second Hour and Negative Nancy - The Crown Hotel 

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

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