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Weekly Round Up: Friday 23rd May

Weekly Round Up: Friday 23rd May

Friday 23rd May, 2014 4:06PM

Unless your father is The Dude, we are pretty sure that dads around the country were stoked this week to learn that the Eagles are flying to New Zealand next March. The History of the Eagles tour sees founding members Glenn Frey and Don Henley join with (only slightly later joining) members Joe Walsh and Timothy B Schmit to play an epic three-hour show crammed with fan favourites, as well as some rare live material. In other tour news, Janelle MonŠe and Kimbra were forced to cancel this Saturday's Auckland show at the eleventh hour, due to doctor's orders after MonŠe fell ill when the she arrived in Australia, where The Golden Electric tour was about to kick off. However, the popular soul-pop singer has vowed to reach these shores sometime in the near future. Lastly, while not strictly tour news, if you are looking forward to next month's visit from White Lung and Upset then you should get along to the free screening of Hit So Hard in Auckland next week. The documentary follows the "life and near-death story" of former Hole drummer Patty Schemel, who now picks up the sticks for Upset. Wellington's screening was last night, and there are whispers there might be a Christchurch screening soon.


In release news, there has been a lot of interesting local offerings coming out of the woodwork this week. From Wellington, experimental musician i.ryoko is poised to release his first proper album under his own homegrown label Sonorous Circle. The self-titled record will be out on cassette and available digitally of course, but in the meantime you can stream it over here. The Palmerston North trio Man In Rug (another reference to The Dude perhaps?) unveiled their self-titled EP which was recorded at local studio Creative Sounds. A little further north in Hamilton, Disco Volante have dropped their stellar first album Omni  which utilises organ, bass and drums to create music full of "oscillations, reverberations, palpitations". Looking overseas, Maryland group Trans Am have just given most of the world their aptly titled tenth album, Volume X,  while also sharing a wonderfully 80s video for the song 'I'll Never'. And on the other side of the globe, Swedish electro duo The Knife also unveiled a fantastic video for their "shaken up" version of 'Without You My Life Would Be Boring', which will be part of a  mini-album of reworked songs taken from their back catalogue.


This week's Caught Live is a reunited Veruca Salt playing nineties hit 'Seether' on Connan, enjoy...



WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday

Auckland: Gary Numan - Splinter Tour, The Studio 
Auckland: The Icypoles,Golden Dawn
Wellington: The Bats, Puppies
Wellington: The Paper Kites, Bodega
Christchurch: Radar Angel and Blue Professor, The Darkroom
Christchurch: The Nudge, Wunderbar
Dunedin: The Eastern with Matt Langley, Chicks Hotel
Dunedin: Keep It Kiwi with Nick Knox and more, Purple Rain

Saturday

Auckland: The Paper Kites, Kings Arms Tavern
Auckland: Coco Davis, Hallertau Brewbar
Wellington: Party Til You Die - Last Night  Of Mighty Mighty, Mighty Mighty
Wellington: Sherpa - Blues and Oranges Tour,  Meow
Christchurch: The Peacekeepers, P Digs, Sambora, Winnie Bagoes 
Christchurch: Love To You, The Darkroom
Dunedin: David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights, Death and the Maiden, Brown, Chicks Hotel

For a TONNE more great gigs head over to our Gig Guide or grab one app for iPhone an Android.


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