Weekly Round Up: Friday 29th AugustFriday 29th August, 2014 4:15PM
In tour news this week, we were pleased to announce that Evan Dando is returning to New Zealand with his band The Lemonheads for two mid-December shows. Earlier that same month, Jamaican institution The Skatalites will be visiting these shores for shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as part of a tour celebrating an incredible 50 years as a band. And in local tour news, Hawkes Bay post-rock powerhouse Jakob will be embarking on a six-date nationwide tour through October and November following the launch of their first studio album in eight years, Sines.
In release news, the Purple One aka Prince revealed he will be releasing not one, but TWO new albums in September. One offering is with his new funk-rock band 3rdEyeGirl and the other is a solo record, from which he has already shared single 'Clouds'. A little closer to home, Australian bluesman C.W. Stoneking unveiled a brand new track called 'Get On The Floor', from his forthcoming album Gon' Boogaloo, out next month through his own label, King Hokum Records. And on these shores, we got a taste of things to come from new Wellington-based experimental music label End of the Alphabet Records with a track by ETRC. The label's first compilation NoFi Rainbow will be out on 13th September on cassette, CD and digitally.
This week's Caught Live is Wellington MPC musician Estère covering PJ Harvey's "Words That Maketh Murder' at the Aston Road Session...
WEEKEND GIG PICKS:
Auckland: Pals Release Show with Invisible Threads and Roy Irwin - Whammy Bar
Auckland: Wagons - The Tuning Fork
Wellington: Mi-Sex and The Eddie Rayner Project - Bodega
Wellington: Moon Grand Opening with Imon Starr, Orchestra of Spheres and more - Moon
Christchurch: Dave Graney (AUS) with Aldous Harding - Darkroom
Christchurch: Neck Deep, State Champs and Braves - Revive
Dunedin: Die! Die! Die! Album Release Show - Chicks Hotel
Dunedin: The Nomad Album Release Tour - 10 Bar
Auckland: Kraus, Pumice, Noel Meek, Olivia Webb, Stephen Bain - Wine Cellar
Auckland: Cool Runnings USA Fundraiser - Whammy Bar
Wellington: French for Rabbits with Jessie and Paddy - Moon
Wellington: Miles Calder and the Rumours - San Fran
Christchurch: Kristin Hersh: Words and Music - Transitional Cathedral
Christchurch: Die! Die! Die! Album Release Show - Wunderbar
Dunedin: Mi-Sex and The Eddie Rayner Project - Sammys