This weekend is Labour Weekend – so an extra day off work for most.
PUPPIES is opening in Wellington
BLINK – they guy behind A Low Hum is opening his new venue this weekend – it’s called Puppies and its on the corner of Vivian and Tory Streets in Wellington. It’s only open on Friday and Saturday nights.
The big point of difference that Ian is keen to make is that, unlike other venues who have unpredictable run times and late starts – he will always publish the show times and they will, he promises, always run on time.
Doors open at 8pm; first act on 9pm, second on 10pm and third on at 11pm. It’s $10 entry before midnight – and free after. From midnight there will be dj entertainment and a nightly ‘mystery guest’.
This week kicks off in style with Leno Lovecraft, Black City Lights and Quarks on Friday and Disasteradio, Surf Friends, and Yvanlesca on Saturday.
TONIGHT – VNZMA CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
Tonight (Wednesday) at Auckland’s Kings Arms will see the three finalists for this years VNZMA Critics’ Choice Award perform live and a decision made by the panel of judges as to who will receive the award – will it be BEACH PIGS, WATERCOLOURS or LOUI THE ZU.
Cheese on Toast will be tweeting from the event from 7.30pm
GUNSLINGERS BALL kicks off tour
The Gunslingers Ball is on tour for the first time – taking the country-blues-stomp party out of the big smoke of Auckland. This week they touch down at the Cabana in Napier on Thursday, Bodega in Wellington on Friday, and The Mayfair in New Plymouth on Saturday.
THE BOXCAR RATTLE roll into Auckland
The Boxcar Rattle are playing at Whammy Bar on Friday night with Space Ventura, Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing and Big Rick.
GLASS OWLS and THE LEERS on tour
Playing three nights in a row this weekend with The Venetian Blinds – Auckland’s Cassette on Friday, Major Toms at The Mount on Saturday and Bodega on Sunday.
SPUNK RECORDS / NATIVE TONGUE SHOWCASE
What better way is there to spend a Sunday night in Auckland than to check out HENRY WAGONS, EMMA RUSSACK and DELANEY DAVIDSON & MARLON WILLIAMS at The Golden Dawn.
If you wanna dance – check out JIMMY EDGAR at Sick Disco at Cassette on Saturday. It looks choice!
WIND DOWN AND GET READY FOR CHRONOPHONIUM
Spend your Labour Day Monday at this show at Kings Arms – kicks off in the afternoon.
The event marks the announcement of the second Chronophonium, happening on the 11th and 12th of January at Tangihua Forest Lodge in Northland.
Playing on Monday will be Sherpa, Shyfox, Totems, Hide and Tallow, Hospital Sports, Timothy Berry and Tom Donaldson.