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Maryrose Crook Of The Renderers Announces New Zealand Shows

Maryrose Crook Of The Renderers Announces New Zealand Shows

Wednesday 12th April, 2017 2:13PM

Migratory New Zealand artist Maryrose Crook of The Renderers is launching her first major art exhibition in five years in Christchurch later this month, which has proffered the opportunity for a special show in Auckland. The mid-May appearance at The Wine Cellar will not see Maryrose joined by her Renderer's bandmate and husband Brian (as he will be performing in the States), but instead supported by a special band dubbed Th Mrdrrs comprised of Sean O'Reilly (King Loser), Stefan Neville (Pumice, Coolies) and Dave Khan (Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson, et al). In addition to her Auckland show, Maryrose will also be performing with drummer Michael Daly at the 50 Works Gallery in Lyttelton. Here are all the details...

Maryrose Crook

Friday 28th April, 50 Works Gallery, Lyttelton - 'Bardo of the Nectar Lovers' opening
Saturday 6th May, 50 Works Gallery, Lyttelton - Artist Talk + Concert w/ Michael Daly 
Friday 12th May, The Wine Cellar, Auckland - Maryrose and Th Mrdrrs

Tickets to the Auckland show available HERE at UTR and in-store at Flying Out

Here is the video for 'Seaworthy' lifted off the latest Renderers album In The Sodium Light...


When Maryrose and Brian Crook returned to New Zealand after eight months in China, Berlin, and a trip through the United States, playing South by Southwest for legendary New York radio station, WFMU, the Crooks decided to fly into Auckland, play some shows on the way down, and see if they could conceive of a new album.

The musicians they asked to join them on this trip, Sean O’Reilly and Stefan Neville, formed the core of the line up for The Renderers 2012 release on New York label Ba Da Bing Records, “Rocket Into Nothing”. ( “Part Velvets, part Mekons, part unalloyed indescribable weirdness” Washington Post.)

Maryrose is playing Auckland 12th May at the Wine Bar, with these two guys again, ….(Brian’s unavailable as he’s playing in the US at the time). Called “Maryrose and Th Mrdrrs” the group will also feature Dave Khan on violin, and Purple Pilgrims will support. Maryrose is heading to Christchurch for the first major exhibition in 5 years, opening 28th April, at 50 Works Gallery, in Lyttelton, and titled “Bardo of the Nectar Lovers”. While in Christchurch, she will also play a show at the gallery, and give an artist talk, on Saturday 6th May, with Michael Daly (who played on The Renderers 2009 release “Monsters and Miasmas”) on drums, and one other guest musician to be confirmed.

Last year the Renderers released “In the Sodium Light”, recorded with musician friends in the US, where the group have toured extensively. This album, described as surrealist folk, (“apocalypse and dread”, Magnet Magazine, the best of 2016, essential music) began as a soundtrack for New Zealand documentary film maker Sarah Cordery’s “Notes to Eternity”, a feature film, described as a “meditation on the Israel / Palestine conflict”. The Renderers, on tour in the mid west when Sarah invited them to compose some music for the film, stayed in Omaha for a week to record with drummer Kevin Donohue and viola / cello player Megan Siebe. “They invite you right inside the emotional engine room, giving an opportunity to witness their raga-psychedelic psychosis up real close.” Metro Link review, 2016.


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Maryrose & The Mrdrrs with Purple Pilgrims
Fri 12th May 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland