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Weekly Round-Up: Friday 13th December

Weekly Round-Up: Friday 13th December

Friday 13th December, 2013 2:46PM

One more week to go! Yep, this is the second to last round-up of the year and as usual there's plenty to cover. This week got started with the incredible news that Lorde had been nominated for a whopping four Grammys! This did mean however that she wouldn't be able to make it to Laneway Festival as scheduled but was announced to play a make-up show the following Wednesday instead. Influential duo Matmos were then announced to be touring in January as part of the 2014 Altmusic Programme, recently reunited hip hop legends Jurassic 5 were announced on Wednesday to be returning in March and likewise,  US sludge-rockers Kylesa were announced to return for two dates in March.

To release news and this week we got the first extended preview of St Vincents' new self-titled album with first single 'Birth In Reverse'Flying Lotus apparently announced plans for a new album in the new year via Twitter earlier this week, a new Johnny Cash record of recently discovered studio recordings titled Among The Stars will be released in March, the Black Lips announced the release of a new album titled Underneath The Rainbow in March,  Blur's Damon Albarn released a teaser video for his forthcoming solo album,  Burial has made his new EP 'Rival Dealer' available to stream free, and  food-crazed Japanese duo Cibo Matto announced the release of their first album in 15 years and shared the first single. Locally, Street Chant's Emily Littler has released her first solo effort under the name Emily Edrosa,  a second single from Shocking Pinks' new triple LP has been made available to stream and Brooklyn based expat and Silver Scroll winner, LIPS released a new EP title Ghost and Demons.

Next Monday we'll be posting our Best of 2013 feature so be sure to check back in for that and here a few gigs you should try get a long to this weekend...

WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday

Auckland: Metz with Die! Die! Die! and Mean Girls,  Kings Arms
Auckland: Guitar Wolf with Grrlfriendz and Thee Rum Coves, Cassette Nine
Wellington: Perfect Hair Forever, Bloodbags and Gaytime, Mighty Mighty
Wellington: Last Night at Medusa, Medusa
Christchurch: Yolanda, Tourettes and Salad Boys, Darkroom
Christchurch: The Conjurors, Wunderbar

Saturday

Auckland: Peter Murphy/Bauhaus, The Studio
Auckland: Flying Out Xmas Party - The Verlaines, Surf City + more, Kings Arms
Wellington: Cover Gurls do Mariah, Puppies
Wellington: Reptilian Future Cops, Swampton Creeps and more, Mighty Mighty
Christchurch: coate, Seahorse Divorce and Winter, Darkroom
Christchurch:Delaney Davidson, Wunderbar
Dunedin: Brown with Paul Cathro and Alex V, Queens
Dunedin: The Conjurors and Bad Sav, Chick's Hotel

Sunday:

Auckland: Emily Edrosa Cassette Release, Wine Cellar
Auckland: Devonstock, Devonport
Wellington: Peter Murphy/Bauhaus, Bodega
Christchurch: Tourettes, Tommy Chang's

Coming up next week...

Helmet!! - Wellington (Friday 20th) and Auckland (Saturday 21st)

Head to our gig guide for a loads more gigs and/or grab our awesome iPhone app.

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