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Weekly Roundup: Friday 31st July

Weekly Roundup: Friday 31st July

Chris Cudby / Image: Same Name Confusion / Friday 31st July, 2020 4:49PM

It was a breakneck week of significant music news and announcements, including an absolute doozy of a lineup revealed for The Other's Way 2020, taking over Tāmaki Makaurau's central city Karangahape Road district this September – find out who's among the forty plus acts playing at the fourteen venue mega-fest here. More announcement highlights included Aotearoa songwriting superstars Nadia Reid and Hollie Fullbrook of Tiny Ruins unveiled a pair of extra double headline 'Reid & Ruins' events for lucky punters in Christchurch and Paekakariki, Nigerian-Kiwi rapper and producer Mazbou Q (fka Unchained XL) is traversing the country with his band for the Icon Status Tour this September, metal festival Impalerfest is bringing the brutality to Miramar's DVB Brewery also in September, and a second all-star Aaron Tokona Tribute Buzz event has been announced for Mount Maunganui's Totara Street in October. We also shared the news about an awesome triple venue exhibition named From The Pit, celebrating "the craft and art of live music photography" and taking over the walls of Tāmaki Makaurau creative hub Monster Valley, Christchurch's Penny Lane Records and Wellington's Newtown Social Club from September to October.

We were absolutely stoked to feature a freewheeling and candid conversation between kiwi music legend Jordan Luck and plucky Pōneke songwriter / multi-media sensation Finn Johansson. Dive into their epic chinwag here and catch Jordan Luck Band playing all the classic hits of The Exponents plus more in September, October and November. We also had the opportunity to touch base with rising Gisborne teen punks Sit Down in Front, read Annabel Kean's chat with singer and frontman Cory Newman over here. Review / photography super duo Ali Nicholls and Connor Crawford took in the sights and sensations of Tāmaki’s Deep Dive Festival 2020 – head over here to read Nicholls' insightful reflections about the triple venue event and gaze at Crawford's gallery of images, along with a special bonus review of Chris Knox's performance by Daniel Smith.


WEEKEND GIG PICKS:


Friday 31st July

Auckland: Dark Divinity, Graves, Soul Void, Into Orbit - Thirsty Dog
Auckland: Isaac Levi Tucker - Ponsonby Social Club
Auckland: Greg Malcolm, Stefan Neville and Jenny Ward, Jenny and Jade - Audio Foundation
Wellington: Villette + Friends - Parrotdog Bar
Christchurch: Mel Parsons - Cassels Blue Smoke
Dunedin: Same Name Confusion - Starters Bar


Saturday 1st August

Auckland: KITA - Whammy Bar
Auckland: NO SCRUBS: 90s + Early 00s Party - Neck Of The Woods
Napier: You Should Be Dancing - The Cabana
Wellington: Lovers In Monaco, Once You Know, Waterfalls - MOON
Christchurch: Oscar Ladell, Hoot - Wunderbar
Christchurch: Same Name Confusion - Space Academy

Head over to our Gig Guide for more listings!!


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