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Weekly Roundup: Friday 16th October

Weekly Roundup: Friday 16th October

Chris Cudby / Image: Mr. Liam K. Swiggs / Friday 16th October, 2020 5:21PM

Now that's what we call a big Friday when it comes to significant new local releases [wipes sweat from brow]. Announcement highlights for the week included dream-pop masters French For Rabbits are embarking on a nationwide The Dark Arts tour this summer season, Tāmaki Makaurau noiseniks Swallow The Rat are leaping back into action for their first run of shows since the global pandemic required them to cut their USA tour short back in March, top tier Radiohead tribute group Hail To The Thieves (feat. members of Jakob) are headlining Wellington's San Fran in early December, and the champs at Low Strung Productions are presenting a special three date tour starring Pōneke-based dynamic duo Nic and Reuben for November. We put together a handy guide to Audio Foundation's humungous six night and two day Now Hear This! mega-festival of "glorious noise, sublime sounds, singular songs and ecstatic improvisation," which has only just reached the half-way point — dive in and open your ears to new local sounds here and look forward to a big weekend ahead. Don't forget to get out there, have your say and vote this Saturday (if you haven't done so already) in the 2020 General Election!


Friday 16th October

Kaitaia: Bulletbelt - Collards Tavern
Auckland: Now Hear This! Festival - Wine Cellar, Whammy Bar, Backroom
Auckland: Failstate, Swerve City, States - Ding Dong Lounge
Hamilton: Lawrence Arabia - Nivara Lounge
Whanganui: Soaked Oats - Lucky Bar
Palmerston North: Swampfest20 - Centrepoint Theatre
Wellington: Marlin's Dreaming - San Fran
Wellington: Paradox: A Journey Through Psy-Trance - Valhalla
Christchurch: The Beths - The James Hay Theatre 
Christchurch: DARTZ, Nervous Jerk, Struth, Mr. Liam K. Swiggs - darkroom
Dunedin: Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra - Hanover Hall

Saturday 17th October

Auckland: Dick Move - Whammy Bar
Auckland: Now Hear This! Festival - Audio Foundation (afternoon events / evening events)
Auckland: Animalhead, Skinny Hobos, Voodoo Bloo - Neck Of The Woods
Whangarei: Bulletbelt - The Red Eye
Palmerston North: Goya, Soft Plastics - Snails
Palmerston North: Swampfest20 - Centrepoint Theatre
Wellington: Finn Andrews - Meow
Blenheim: Jordan Luck Band - Yard Bar
Christchurch: The Peacekeepers Ft. MC Tiki - Hide
Dunedin: The Beths - Dive

Head over to our Gig Guide for more listings!!


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