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Weekly Roundup: Friday 7th August

Weekly Roundup: Friday 7th August

Chris Cudby / Image: Dark Divinity / Friday 7th August, 2020 5:16PM

It's feeling like live music is thriving in Aotearoa's post-lockdown era, but as Dr Ashley Bloomfield made clear this week, we all need to keep doing our bit to reduce the chances of our gig community completely closing down again. We encourage you to keep your hand sanitiser and mask supplies well-stocked, use the contact tracer app, and for goodness sake please cough / sneeze into your arm, and not all over everyone else (referring specifically to the guy I was sitting next to on a plane to Wellington two weeks ago).

Announcement highlights for the week include Halloween punk rock extravaganza Punk 'O' Ween takes over Tāmaki Makaurau's Galatos with a wig-flipping lineup of local hellraisers in late October, Ōtautahi songwriter Mousey waves goodbye to her breakout debut album Lemon Law with a celebratory spring nationwide tour, Pōneke party animals DARTZ have a bunch of shows across NZ lined up including a must-attend election night blowout at San Fran, rock-country songwriter Sam Bartells is getting all his ducks in a row for a three date launch tour for his Let's Go EP, Tamaki Mākaurau's K M T P is playing a launch event for their debut EP P.S. C U Soon at Whammy Backroom later this month, boutique industry conference Going Global Music Summit returns in September, and Elemental AKL revealed a stacked lineup for their Elemental Nights series of super city events.

We were stoked to host Infinite Hex mastermind Otis Chamberlain's in-depth interview with Jamie Saint Merat of extreme metal titans Ulcerate. Read their conversation here and catch Ulcerate with Vassafor at Auckland's Galatos this Saturday and Wellington's San Fran the following weekend. We were also thrilled to feature an illuminating convo between plate spinning electronic producer / multi-instrumentalist / UTR contributor Amelia Berry (Amamelia, Old Chips, Babyteeth, Fimo) and Christchurch bedroom-pop star Pickle Darling, tuck in right here. We also found the time to put together a whopping bumper edition of our UTR August 2020 playlist, head along over here to listen.

WEEKEND GIG PICKS:


Friday

Auckland: Aaron Tokona Tribute Buzz - Whammy Bar
Auckland: Mr Sterile Assembly, Tooms - Audio Foundation
Auckland: ChipTomGuy & Guests - Ponsonby Social Club
Napier: Hail To The Thieves - Paisley Stage
Wellington: Wellington Sea Shanty Society - Breaker Bay Hall
Wellington: Terror Of The Deep, Hot Drugs - MOON
Christchurch: The Knews - darkroom
Christchurch: Twominds Takeover - Sawyer
Dunedin: Violet Hirst - Dog With Two Tails
Dunedin: Gobble, Seafog, Paul Winders - The Crown Hotel


Saturday

Auckland: Rio Funk - Saint Alice
Auckland: B2BO Presents: Mongo Skato, Uber Driver, Aw B - Whammy Backroom
Auckland: Women About Sound Performance Night - The Thirsty Dog
Leigh: Fred w/ special guests - Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Wellington: Dark Divinity, Altar Of Achlys, Fall Of Man - Valhalla
Christchurch: Katie Thompson & Ryan Fisherman - Cassels Blue Smoke
Dunedin: Kāhu Rōpū, Goats Az - The Crown Hotel

Head over to our Gig Guide for more listings!!

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