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Fake Purr Auckland Headline Show Announced

Fake Purr Auckland Headline Show Announced

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 19th September, 2023 10:05AM

Treating local Bikini Kill fans to a much yearned for reunion performance a few months ago, Tāmaki Makaurau's legendary Fake Purr have now announced a one-off headline gig at Whammy Bar on 21st October. Stars of Auckland's riot grrrl underground from the mid-'90s onwards, the four-piece of Brenda, Stephanie, Brigid and Stella gifted us such crucial no-fi classics as 'Crushed', 'Star Pony', 'Bear Wolf' and 'Nazi Fuckwit'. They'll be joined for this mandatory attendance event by O/PUS (Jade Farley of Pumice, Liz Mathews of Goldifox, and Beth Ducklingmonster of Murdering Monsters), The Sour and DJ Lil Unit. On hiatus since 2005, get even more up to speed with our informative '14 UTR profile feature on Fake Purr HERE (including this fun fact: Brenda "won a Carpenters cover contest on bFM, when she performed a song over the phone during the breakfast show") and nab tickets immediately — brought to you by Strange News...

Fake Purr
with O/PUS, The Sour, DJ Lil Unit
Saturday 21st October - Whammy Bar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Smash play on Fake Purr's Second 7" (plus demos) collection...

Press release:

Following their unprecedented return in support for Bikini Kill earlier this year, legendary Tāmaki Makaurau punk group Fake Purr have just announced a very special one-off show at Whammy Bar next month.

With their riotous reunion winning rave reviews, 13th Floor said they delivered a “performance so wild you could feel the floor shaking”, it felt only right to bring the magic one more time, so mark Saturday 21 October in your dinky diaries.

Formed by Brenda, Stephanie, Brigid, and Stella - all legends of the local scene - Fake Purr banded together in the mid-nineties to bring their own rebellious brand of riot grrl music to Auckland audiences, releasing a handful of lathe singles and demos before calling it a day in 2005.

Fake Purr will be joined at this show by O/PUS, a veritable supergroup featuring Jade Farley, Liz Mathews, and Beth Ducklingmonster. Also on the menu are killer quartet The Sour, who began life as a Hole covers band before adopting Courtney Love’s “give no fucks” approach to their own songwriting. Rounding out the night is dj lil unit, spinning anthems of the era to get us all dancing.


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Fake Purr
Sat 21st Oct 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland