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Weekly Roundup: Friday 13th March

Weekly Roundup: Friday 13th March

C.C. / Friday 13th March, 2020 4:20PM

Announcement highlights from a rollercoaster ride of a week included Atlanta-bred metalcore pioneers Norma Jean make their long awaited return to Aotearoa this coming May, rising songwriter Reb Fountain will tour across NZ in the wake of her self-titled debut Flying Nun record in May / June, a star-studded lineup of local acts has been assembled to perform at Mansfield - In Her Own Words events in Auckland and Wellington, and local supports were revealed for Alex Cameron's two Te Ika-a-Māui headline events this weekend, taking over with Auckland's Tuning Fork and Wellington's Meow with trusty sax man / business partner Roy Molloy and band. The finalists for this year's Taite Music Prize were also revealed this week, check out this year's stacked shortlist over here – congratulations to all the nominees!

Our Caught Live clip for the week features German heavy-psych masters Kadavar, wending their way to Aotearoa for the first time in late March for headline events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Experience a taste of the epic-ness to come with superbly shot footage of the trio in action, busting out a sprawling rendition of 'Purple Sage' (from their 2012 self-titled album) at Hellfest 2018 in France...

Friday 13th March:

Auckland: Regulate, Krust - The Thirsty Dog
Auckland: Hyperculte, Ducklingmonster, Drorgan - The Wine Cellar
Palmerston North: Requin, Bambin, Kokoa Nashi, POPB - Creative Sounds - The Stomach
Wellington: Big Lil Summer Blowout Festival - San Fran
Wellington: Alex Cameron, Motte - Meow
Christchurch: A Soul Salute To Van Morrison - Cassels Blue Smoke
Invercargill: Jordan Brodie - Hideaway 201

Saturday 14th March:

Auckland: Requin, Carb On Carb, Hospital Sports, Chewy Gum, Babyteeth - Whammy Bar
Auckland: Rio Funk - Saint Alice
Auckland: Alex Cameron, Crap Date - The Tuning Fork
Wellington: The Exploited - San Fran
Christchurch: Pickle Darling, Mousey, Hob - Space Academy
Christchurch: Ingrid And The Ministers, Model Home - Wunderbar
Dunedin: Kate Owen, Julian Temple - Bark @ Dog With Two Tails


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