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Weekly Roundup: Friday 29th November

Weekly Roundup: Friday 29th November

C.C. / Friday 29th November, 2019 4:46PM

It was truly the week of the grunge / indie rock-era tour announcement. New York City alt-metal innovators Helmet are returning to Aotearoa for a three date tour in May 2020, legendary LA rockers L7 are heading our way for a pair of electrifying headline shows, and Dinosaur Jr. co-founder Lou Barlow's long-running project Sebadoh have two crucial February NZ headline events teed up for February. That wasn't all on the international front – Justin Vernon's experimental folk project Bon Iver will play two sure to be dazzling NZ arena events in June 2020, UK grime and hip hop heavyweight Stormzy is returning to Aotearoa in May for two headline shows, Welsh genre-destroyers Skindred are bringing their metal-infused anthems to Tāmaki Makaurau in February, and Melbourne sibling folk duo The Maes lifted the lid on local supports for their upcoming summer national tour.

We were stoked to chat with Swedish electronic pop innovator Molly Nilsson about her work's political content and DIY ethos, ahead of the artist's Aotearoa headline events in December – read her conversation with Chris Cudby here. We also shared the latest episode of of UTR Caught Live video series, this week featuring Tāmaki Makaurau emo-punks Carb On Carb playing their snappily titled 'Home Again 2' at Whammy Backroom – watch the pair in action here. If that's not enough branded content for you, why not go whole hog and grab an exclusive new UTR tee, cap and / or tote for yourself or a friend? Check out our exclusive summer 19 / 20 range right here. Pre-orders close on Friday 6th December – don't dare sleep on these sure-fire Xmas stocking fillers.

Our Caught Live video for the week features Nottingham's finest electronic punks Sleaford Mods, who will be making their debut Aotearoa appearance at Tāmaki Makaurau's The Powerstation in late February 2020. Experience a taste of the madness to come with awesome live footage of the iconoclastic pair, singer Jason Williamson and loop guru Andrew Fearn, sipping on a pint and tearing through their scathing tune 'Jobseeker' (originally released on 2007's The Mekon), live in the swanky surrounds of Later... with Jools Holland...


WEEKEND GIG PICKS:


Friday

Auckland: Bill Direen, Ron Gallipoli By Candlelight, Hermione Johnson - Audio Foundation
Auckland: Sneaky Bones, Paper Cranes - The Wine Cellar
Hamilton: Enoch, Fall Of Man, AcidMorph, Schistocyte - Nivara Lounge
Wellington: Solomon Crook, Model Motel, Arjuna Oakes - San Fran
Christchurch: Sulfate, Francisca Griffin, HFOS - Space Academy
Christchurch: DJ Vadim - The Glasshouse
Dunedin: Die Musikband, Heka, DJ Lazy-T - The Crown Hotel


Saturday

Auckland: DJ Vadim - Saint Alice
Auckland: Power Nap, Eyeliner, Go Nuclear, Citacsy - Whammy Backroom
Wellington: MESH IV w/ Hybrid Rose, Waterfalls, Lotu, Crystal, DJ Hoodie Boogie Love - Welsh Dragon Bar
Wellington: Onono, Crystal - Meow
Christchurch: Racquet Club, Akcept, Benny Salvador, Crooked Lidz (Live), Uber Driver - Hide
Oamaru: Lawrence Arabia - Grainstore Gallery
Dunedin: Sulfate, Diana,Francisca Griffin - The Crown Hotel


Head over to our Gig Guide for more listings!!


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