2018 End Of Year Roundup

2018 End Of Year Roundup

Friday 21st December, 2018 2:14PM

What an amazing year 2018 has been for music! Aotearoa has been host to a rock-solid run of unforgettable live shows of all varieties this year, and it's been a jaw-dropping twelve months for local and international releases from across the alternative spectrum. You can check out our rundown of what happened via the features below; huge thanks to all involved with UTR this year - readers, contributors, staff, artists, punters, promoters, facilitators, and everyone who helped keep the world of music buzzing in 2018. Wishing you a happy festive season from the UTR crew, we're hitting the beach for the next couple of weeks and are super hyped about delivering a fresh batch of exciting news, features and announcements in the coming year... what will 2019 bring?


Stream Our 2018 End Of Year Playlist

2018 Favourite Music Moments

Listen To Our 2018 New Zealand Album Highlights

Watch Our 2018 New Zealand Video Highlights


FESTIVE GIG PICKS:

Auckland: 

Fri 21st Dec: Torch Party - Native B, PWB, Scarlett & More - Whammy
Sat 22nd Dec: Jonathan Crayford Electric Trio - Anthology Lounge
Sat 22nd Dec: Whammy, Wine Cellar & Backroom Christmas Party - Shoddy, Tooms, Na Noise + More
Sat 22nd Dec: Audio Foundation Xmas Party - Power Nap, Drorgan, Oona Verse
Sat 29th Dec: Hospital Sports - Portland Public House
Mon 31st Dec: Wondergarden - Dam Funk, Nightmares on Wax, Cut Off Your Hands
Mon 31st Dec: You Should Be Dancing - Raynham Park
Mon 31st Dec: The Gunslingers Ball - Bernie Griffen and the Thin Men, Swampland + More


Wellington:

Fri 21nd Dec: The All Seeing Hand + Special Guests - Meow
Fri 21nd Dec: Matt Hoyles, Geoff Ong - Moon
Fri 21nd Dec: Church of Goya, Die Glocke, The Four Stars - Valhalla
Mon 31st Dec: One Year Closer Festival: Hybrid Rose, Church of Goya, Waterfalls - Valhalla


Christchurch:

Fri 21nd Dec: No Surf Til Christmas II: The Wendys, Carradine Choke+ More - Lyttelton Records
Sat 22nd Dec: Darkroom Holiday Special - Bad Evil, The Teasers, Toyota - darkroom
Sat 22nd Dec: The Eastern and Barry Saunders - Blue Smoke
Sun 30th Dec: Orchestra of Spheres, Delaney Davidson, Bruce Russell - Lyttelton Coffee Company


Dunedin:

Fri 21st Dec: Koizilla, Bargain Bin, Sharkbait - Fifty Gorillas
Fri 28th Dec: Ocean Beach + Guests - Captain Cook


Head over to our Gig Guide for more listings!!!


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