After a nine years since their last visit to these shores, The Cure stopped by for one epic show at a full-to-the-brim Vector Arena last night in Auckland. Robert Smith and co delivered a set jammed-packed with fan favourites, and played not one or two... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11416/Live-Photos-The-Cure---Vector-Arena-Auckland.utr'>—more</a></span> The top 20 songs contending for this year's prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award have been revealed. The annual event celebrates the country’s songwriters and composers, tipping a hat to outstanding achievement in the craft of songwriting. The final 20... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11412/Top-20-Finalists-Revealed-For-APRA-Silver-Scroll-Award-2016.utr'>—more</a></span> Seattle-based songstress Kimya Dawson has announced two New Zealand shows for September. The folk-punk artist, who is also one half of duo The Moldy Peaches, was last on these shores in 2008 to play in Wellington and Auckland, where she will be returning... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11418/Kimya-Dawson-Returning-To-New-Zealand-For-Two-Shows.utr'>—more</a></span> 
Auckland-based trio Spawts are just about to roll out their second EP Big Fresh Corner, Milky Way, and in the build-up they are sharing a humdinger of a video for lead single 'Big Fresh'. The group, which is made up of Jamie Hannah (drums), Kieran... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11398/Video-Spawts---Big-Fresh-UTR-Premiere.utr'>—more</a></span> 
South London squat-dwellers Fat White Family will be in New Zealand next week for their first ever shows on these shores. As has been pointed out by many a music journalist, the five-piece group seem to constantly teeter on the edge of break-up -... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11413/Interview-Fat-White-Family.utr'>—more</a></span> 
Auckland City Limits music festival, which made its debut back in March this year, has been confirmed to return for 2017. Last year's line-up saw the likes of Kendrick Lamar, The National and Action Bronson hit the stage at Western Springs stadium for... <span class='readMoreLink'><a href='/news/11411/Auckland-City-Limits-Set-To-Return-For-2017.utr'>—more</a></span>

Lawrence Arabia - Absolute Truth Tour

Black Mountain

Sun 24 July
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Sun 24 July
Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Sun 24 July
Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant, Auckland
Sun 24 July
Golden Dawn: Tavern of Power, Auckland
Sun 24 July
Windsor Castle, Auckland
Sun 24 July
24 Pah Road, Epsom, Auckland
Sun 24 July
The Irish Society Hall, Christchurch
Tue 26 July
Pyramid Club, Wellington
Wed 27 July
Pyramid Club, Wellington
—more gigs
Black Tusk
No Scrubs Part I - Rubita, Tequila Brainfreeze
The Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend Tour
Pacific Heights - The Stillness Release Tour

  1. Mermaids by All Hail The Funkillers
  2. What by Eno X Dirty
  3. You Don't Mind by Echo Ohs
  4. 21 by Vera Ellen
  5. Robots by The Dhdfds
  6. Pink Stars by Garden Burger
  7. Cover The Delay by Lacuna
  8. 4 Page Letter (Aaliyah Remix) by Peach Milk
  9. Avoid Avoid by Avoid! Avoid
  10. Call Centre by Les Baxters