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Weekly Round-Up: Friday 2nd November

Weekly Round-Up: Friday 2nd November

Friday 2nd November, 2012 11:09AM

The 2012 New Zealand Music Awards took place last night leaving us all feeling a little worse for wear today. Home Brew, The Checks, The Naked and Famous and Opossom all took home awards with Kimbra, gracious to the end, winning five Tuis. Home Brew were expected to get up to some red carpet antics and didn't disappoint, rocking up in disguises with a live goat. Toy Love's acceptance of their Legacy Award was particularly touching and the tribute performance of Toy Love track 'Sheep' by Rackets, Emily Littler of Street Chant and Holly Fullbrook/Tiny Ruins (aka Don't Ask Me) was a definite highlight.

International tour announcements this week included the return of old school skate-punk/thrash band Suicidal Tendencies for a one-off Auckland show in December,  long serving American blues musician Seasick Steve was announced to play Mangawhai Tavern in December, Deep Purple and Journey will play a double headline show in February and Mike Noga of The Drones was announced to play two intimate solo shows in January while in the country supporting Band of Horses.

There have been a few tour updates this week too including the unfortunate cancellation of The Civil Wars debut New Zealand shows, Kendrick Lamar's Auckland show has been pushed back a week and will now take place on Tuesday 18th December instead of Wednesday 12th December as first announced and Laneway Festival will be announcing additions to the 2013 lineup one artist a week for five weeks from next Monday (5th November) - some goodies in there so stayed tuned to UTR as we'll be celebrating with some sneaky ticket giveaways.

On the local tour front, Street Chant announced nationwide dates in support of their new single 'Sink' due out next week, Hollywoodfun Downstairs released a new single along with a bunch tour dates and Auckland bands Sports and Proton Beast announced dual headline shows.

Controversy of the week goes to Auckland band Ghost Wave who were caught out earlier this week making some disparaging remarks about New Zealand music websites in an interview with American blog Modern Mystery. When asked how they promote themselves in New Zealand, frontman Matt Paul was quoted as saying....

"We’ve always taken the responsibility for the way our band is perceived and putting ourselves outwards.There are not a whole lot of outlets. There is [sic] a couple of shit websites where you can put your band’s poster up for a bunch of money."

Ouch! The band later posted an apology via facebook explaining that the interview was conducted in a very noisy environment which lead the interviewer to misinterpret what they had said - because clearly they had said "slick" websites not "shit" right? The interview has now been edited and is far less interesting but you can read it over here.


Friday 2nd November

AUCKLAND/LEIGH: The Bats, Leigh Sawmill Cafe
AUCKLAND: Delaney Davidson, The Manta-Rays and Thee Rum Coves, Golden Dawn
WELLINGTON: Golden Axe, Totems and Name UL, Puppies
WELLINGTON: Nick Raven, Cheats and Swim, Meow
DUNEDIN: Lohan, Dinosaur Sanctuary + more, The Den (all ages)

Saturday 3rd November

AUCKLAND: Evolution Music Festival, Real Groovy Records
AUCKLAND: The Black Keys, Vector Arena
AUCKLAND: The Dance Asthmatics (CHCH), Whammy Bar
AUCKLAND: Hell Is Now Love Birthday Bash, Lucha Lounge
AUCKLAND: Luckless Video Release, The Wine Cellar
WELLINGTON: The Bats, Bodega
WELLINGTON: Street Chant, No Aloha and Sets, Puppies
WELLINGTON: Andrew Tolley Spectacular, Mighty Mighty
CHRISTCHURCH: The Concert, AMI Stadium

Sunday 4th November

AUCKLAND/LEIGH: Tiny Ruins and Delaney Davidson, Leigh Sawmill Cafe

Coming up midweek...

WELLINGTON: The Black Keys, TSB Arena, Wellington (Monday)
AUCKLAND: Radiohead, Vector Arena (Tuesday)

Head to our gig guide section to browse more upcoming gigs.


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