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Weekly Round-Up: Friday 19th July

Weekly Round-Up: Friday 19th July

Friday 19th July, 2013 12:13PM

Hints of summer peaked through the winter chill this week with the Big Day Out officially confirming they'll be returning next year to new venue Western Springs Stadium and will make their first lineup announcement on August 1st. Rhythm and Vines/Alps will also be announcing their lineups next month and things are well underway over in the Laneway Festival camp , we've been tipped off to a couple of pretty exciting acts already (lineup expected September/October).

In other tour news this week, long-serving Oz band Reguritator return in September for two shows, Passenger returns for two shows in November after selling out his debut tour in March, Portland peace poet and activist David Rovics is touring next month, City and Colour returns in December for two dates,  Auckland band Paquin announced tour dates to accompany the release of a new EP and for music biz folks, details of the 2013 Going Global Summit were announced.

In release news, The Arcade Fire announced via twitter last week that they will be releasing a new album in October and James Murphy (DFA, LCD Soundsystem), who worked on the the album, has told NME "It's really fucking epic. Seriously",   Mazzy Star returned to the fold this week confirming the release of their new album, which was originally announced back in 2011,  Sharpie Crows have announced the release of new album 12 Omeros in August via Flying Nun, Christchurch band T54 have announced details of their long awatied new album 'In Brush Park' via Facebook, it's also expected out on Flying Nun,  Wellington based trio Ghidoragh's (formerly Ghidrah) released new EP Threat Level Ultra this week and Auckland duo Mean Girls announced that they have a new record in the works with the release of the final offering from their last EP.

On the site this week we also have a HEAP of great interviews, we caught up with: Italian prog-rock legends Goblin ahead of their unmissable debut NZ show tonight in Auckland, Kody Nielson about his new solo album, The Phoenix Foundation about their new album Fandango, Jo Burzynska/Stanier Black-Five on her new sound x wine installation Oenosthesia, Dunedin trio Death and The Maiden ahead of their Auckland show tonight, Christchurch band Shacklock Meth Party on their new album and we even have a video interview with The Raw Nerves who played the Converse Get Loud show last night....

WEEKEND GIG PICKS

Friday (19th July)

AUCKLAND: Goblin Plays Suspiria, Civic Theatre
AUCKLAND: Death and the Maiden, Nordic Blonde and Graveyard Love, Cassette Nine
AUCKLAND: Oenosthesia - Sound x Wine Presentation, Audio Foundation
WELLINGTON: Wilberforces with Fantails, Mighty Mighty
WELLINGTON: Black City Lights US Tour Fundraiser, Puppies
CHRISTCHURCH: The Phoenix Foundation, The Bedford at CPSA
CHRISTCHURCH: The Dance Asthmatics and Long Horn Breed, Darkroom
DUNEDIN: The Veils, Sammys 

Saturday (20th July)

AUCKLAND: Tiny Ruins, Voom, Steve Abel + HEAPS more, Wine Cellar/Whammy
AUCKLAND: No Saliva, Xuri Xruz, Pump Iron and Team Cat Food, USEC
TAURANGA: Burning Wang Festival
WELLINGTON: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bodega
WELLINGTON: Descreation of the Capital IV, SFBH
 CHRISTCHURCH: The Veils, Dux Live
DUNEDIN: The Phoenix Foundation, Queens

Sunday (21st July) 

CHRISTCHURCH: The Veils, Dux Live
DUNEDIN: The Phoenix Foundation, Chicks Hotel

For more gigs, head to our gig guide or grab our iPhone App. 

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