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Weekly Round-Up: Friday 9th November

Weekly Round-Up: Friday 9th November

Friday, 9th November 2012 12:52PM

It was an extra exciting day for tour announcements yesterday with the legendary Neil Young announced to play Auckland and Wellington in March with Crazy Horse, Cat Power announced her return for two shows in February despite recent reports of tour cancellations and indie-stalwarts Dinosaur Jr announced a one off Auckland show in March in support of their new release I Bet On Sky.  Earlier in the week Laneway Festival announced the first of six new additions to the 2013 lineup, Norway folk duo Kings of Convenience. They will be announcing the rest of the acts one at a time every Monday at 9am. And we are all still thoroughly buzzing about Radiohead's show on Tuesday night and we were lucky enough to have photographer Simeon Patience in the pitt for us, check out his shots over here if you haven't already.

In other international music news, the web is all a flutter with My Bloody Valentine news this week after Kevin Shields confirmed via NME that they will release the long awaited follow up to Loveless online THIS YEAR.  Talk of the album's release has been pretty constant since the band's recent reemergence but this is the strongest word yet on the matter. Furthermore, Shield's said that the album will be followed by an EP of new recordings.   In other release news, Queens of The Stone Age confirmed they are working on a new album with Dave Grohl back on drum duties and Trent Reznor has confirmed that he has been working on new Nine Inch Nails material, the band having been on hiatus since 2009. Reznor has also just released a new How To Destroy Angels EP which is available to stream over here.

On the local front, Sharpie Crows have posted their long promised new 'best of' album Nostalgia Kills online with a preorder for the vinyl which is due out in December - see gig listing below if you want a bit more bang for your buck. Seth Frightening has announced the release of his long awaited sophomore album Don't You Worry (Heat Death), out November 17th on Sonorous Circle and Cobra Khan have today released a new self-titled EP which you can stream over here.

Here are a couple of live television performances from this week featuring soon to be touring artists...

Bat For Lashes performing 'Laura' on Later With Jools Holland...

Cat Power performing 'Cherokee' on Conan...

WEEKEND GIG PICKS

Friday 9th November

AUCKLAND: Matt Langley, Bernie Griffen and the Grifters and The Blue Valentines, The Wine Cellar
AUCKLAND: Nico Stojan, Boycrush, Suren Unka, Randa and Flynights, Galatos
AUCKLAND: Brel, Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber
RAGLAN: Nick Raven, Cheats and Swim, Yot Club
WELLINGTON: Orchestra Of Spheres, Alphabethead, Mongo Skato and More, Puppies
WELLINGTON: Halcyon Drift with Joe Blossom and What Noisy Cats, Mighty Mighty
CHRISTCHURCH: Street Chant, Transistors and Teen Fortress, The Darkroom
CHRISTCHURCH/LYTTELTON: Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, The Wunder Bar

Saturday 10th November

AUCKLAND: Sharpie Crows Record Rescue with Popstrangers and Hang Loose, Whammy Bar
AUCKLAND: The Big Gig with Beach Pigs, Poor You Poor Me and more, Kings Arms Tavern
AUCKLAND: Fuyukos Fables EP Release with Urban Tramper, Golden Dawn
AUCKLAND: Bright Child, Paquin, Polar Bear and $norgazzm, The Wine Cellar
AUCKLAND: Brel, Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber
WELLINGTON: Altmusic Presents: Signer, T L A O T L O N and Foxtrot, Puppies
CHRISTCHURCH/LYTTELTON: Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, The Wunder Bar
DUNEDIN: Street Chant, Two Cartoons and Males, The Crown Hotel

Coming up midweek...

AUCKLAND: Who Shot Rock and Roll Late Night with Watercolours, Auckland Art Gallery (Tuesday)
AUCKLAND: Baths, Whammy Bar (Wednesday) - NOW SOLD OUT
AUCKLAND: Smoke DZA, Hardluck Cafe (Thursday)
WELLINGTON: Baths, SFBH (Thursday)

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