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Weekly Round Up: Friday 12th December

Weekly Round Up: Friday 12th December

Friday 12th December, 2014 2:55PM

The tour news this week sees even more incredible shows added to the already stacked new year. Seattle native Perfume Genius announced two New Zealand shows for March. Also in March, American roots musician Pokey LaFarge will be returning to these shores for six performances with an extended band. And that same month sees Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus coming to New Zealand with his band The Jicks. Power metal outfit DragonForce are heading over in February for three shows around the country. And King Missile have extended their already announced tour to include two South Island shows.


In release news, Wellington pixel-art-synth-wave duo Gamer have unleashed a new 10-track EP titled Moon Base Europa, which will hopefully have videos to follow. Also from the capital city, Voe unveiled first (and possibly last) album Paradise. The folks at End Of The Alphabet Records have revealed new performance album Live At The Pyramid Club from experimental-noise supergroup FANZ. Memphis punks Ex-Cult shared second single 'Meda House Company' from forthcoming EP Cigarette Machine coming out soon via Castle Face. And Death Grips let loose 'Inanimate Sensation' from the upcoming jenny death, half of a double album from the defunct group.


This week's Caught Live is the Raglan authorities trying to shut down Japanese rock 'n' rollers the King Brothers, who are currently on a summer tour through New Zealand with DHDFD's...


WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday

Auckland: Sage Francis - Cassette Number Nine
Auckland: The Rise And Fall Of Luger Boa - Kings Arms Tavern
Wellington: Alison Wonderland - James Cabaret
Wellington: The Aro Soiree with Melting Faces, The Wend and more - Aro Valley Community Hall
Christchurch: Nakey and Rickshaw - Darkroom
Dunedin: Radio Cegeste, Hologram Heart and Strange Harvest - The Crown Hotel
Dunedin: The Vamps, Ratface, Feral Hunks And OPC - Chicks Hotel


Saturday

Auckland: Ageold with Die! Die! Die!, Miss June and more - Ellen Melville Hall
Auckland: Festive Showcase with Stone The Crows, Greenfog and more - Lucha Lounge
Wellington: Mongo Skato Album Release Party - Valhalla
Wellington: Dictaphone Blues Mufti Day Tour - Meow
Christchurch: Randa EP Release Tour - Darkroom 
Christchurch: Devilish Mary And The Holy Rollers - Wunderbar
Dunedin: Nadia Reid Album Preview - Taste Merchants


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