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Weekly Round Up: Friday 3rd November

Weekly Round Up: Friday 3rd November

Friday 3rd November, 2017 6:11PM

It’s been an excellent week for huge tour announcements, music releases and more. International touring highlights include "the best live band in the world" King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard will be playing shows in Auckland and Wellington with pals Mild High Club and La Luz, UK alt-rock superstar King Krule is heading our way for an Auckland Festival 2018 show in March, influential rapper Lil Uzi Vert is visiting Auckland for the first time this February, and English punk poet John Cooper Clarke will be touring New Zealand in April.

Upcoming local shows to keep your eye on include psychedelic pop artist Connan Mockasin is headlining Christchurch’s Nostalgia Festival 2018, Yumi Zouma will be back touring their popular album Willowbank in November, and Wellington alt-pop group Glass Vaults are hitting the road for a spring tour. Auckland’s Audio Foundation announced the lineup for their Eeeow! Festival of experimental electronic music, Punk It Up 2018 shared their lineup for the "last ever punk show" at Auckland’s Kings Arms tavern, and Wellington’s Eyegum collective shared the lineup for February’s A Gathering In The Forest festival.

Release highlights for the week include digital pop artist Laura Lee Lovely’s new video for her song ‘Faster’, Auckland producer and songwriter Villette’s single ‘Bag of Bones’ from her upcoming mixtape Drip Crimson, and psychedelic dance duo Ghost Wave’s new single with Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3) ‘Heaven’. Other notable releases of the week include Wellington songwriter Neil MacLeod’s new Sonder EP, a new video for Dictaphone Blues’ latest catchy single ‘Bully’, and frenetic new single 'Wet Lip Hope' from For The Girl Who Has Everything.

Our Caught Live video for this week features US jazz-fusion virtuoso Thundercat, who’ll be visiting New Zealand soon for appearances at Auckland City Limits 2018 and Wellington’s New Zealand Festival 2018. Here’s the artist playing a stunning version of ‘Them Changes’ from his latest album Drunk with the house band from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert


WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday

Auckland: Dominic 'Tourettes' Hoey and Skyscraper Stan - Golden Dawn
Auckland: Tactical Attack, Axilism + More - Whammy Bar + Backroom
Wellington: Bic Runga - The Opera House
Wellington: Harris, Mr Amish, St. Bartholomew - Caroline
Christchurch: The Happy Plaster - Space Academy
Dunedin: The Roulettes - Inch Bar


Saturday

Auckland: Wet Kiss, Ragged Veins, Vow Cave - Audio Foundation
Auckland: Alberon, Late Nite Gore + More - Whammy Bar
Wellington: Soda Boyz, Humming + More - Upoko Alpine Resort
Wellington: Lord Echo - San Fran
Christchurch: Salad Boys, PGX, Evil Kid - darkroom
Dunedin: Tally Ho! 2 - Dunedin Sound Songs with Shayne Carter, David Kilgour + More

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

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