Weekly Round-Up: Friday 17th MayFriday 17th May, 2013 12:08PM
Australian festival Splendour in The Grass continued to prove fruitful for us this week with Unknown Mortal Orchestra announced to tour New Zealand in July on the back on the festival along with Passion Pit who announced one Auckland date.
In other tour news: Jello Biafra is returning at the end of the month for two spoken word dates and an down-under tour wrap party; LA producer TOKiMONSTA is heading our way for the first time in July for two shows; and Laneway Festival announced the lineup for it's new Detroit leg this week leading us to speculate on the possibilities for our festival next year.
In album release news: Franz Ferdinand have confirmed the release of a new album this year called Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action out late August; experimental duo Fuck Buttons announced the release of new album Soft Focus in July; The Dodo's announced the release of their fifth album Carrier and shared a new track; Queens of The Stone Age have been building anticipation for the release of their new album Like Clockwork with a series of graphic videos in collaboration with UK artist Boneface; and out today in New Zealand is Daft Punk's much hyped new album Random Access Memories and The National's new album Trouble Will Find Me.
Caught live this week we have a very special video produced by us! Yes, as part of Music Month we are filming a specially curated series of Mum club nights at Cassette Nine in Auckland. The Ruby Suns headlined last Friday's show and here they are performing 'Tane Mahuta' ...
WEEKEND GIG PICKS
Friday (17th May)
AUCKLAND: The Eversons, Trust Punks, Xuri Xruz, Cassette Nine
AUCKLAND: PCP Eagles, Rackets + more, Whammy Bar
AUCKLAND: Moster of Metal Canteen Charity Gig, Zeal West Auckland
HAMILTON: Beastwars with Viking Weed, Static
WELLINGTON: They Might Be Giants, Bodega
WELLINGTON: All Seeing Hand, Seth Frightening and More, Puppies
CHRISTCHURCH: Tommy Ill with Yvnalesca, Dux Live
DUNEDIN: The Shifting Sands and Trick Mammoth, Chicks Hotel
Saturday (18th May)
AUCKLAND: Tommy Ill, Suren Unka and Xuri Xruz, Kings Arms
AUCKLAND: MUZAI YEAR 4, Whammy and Wine Cellar
AUCKLAND: They Might Be Giants, The Studio
AUCKLAND: Bobby Womack, Civic Theatre
WELLINGTON: Glass Vaults + More, Vogelmorn Horn
WELLINGTON: Weird Folk for Weird Folk, The Crypt
WELLINGTON: Tiny Ruins, Puppies
CHRISTCHURCH: Zen Mantra, Salad Boys and Villain, Darkroom
Sunday (19th May)
AUCKLAND: Anthonie Tonnon, Freida Margolis