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Kevin Field Live at Backbeat Bar (CJC)
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Kevin Field Live at Backbeat Bar (CJC)

Pianist and composer Kevin Field has recently completed a doctorate focusing on harmonic innovation - six years of in depth research which has transformed his approach to musical expression. Already a well-known name to jazz audiences, Kevin has performed concerts in the UK, USA, Australia and NZ and has featured on over 30 albums including five that have achieved award winning status.

For this CJC concert Kevin’s unique approach to improvisation will be showcased in a number of new compositions drawing from his doctoral research. Equally recognised as both performer and composer, Kevin’s compositions have been broadcast in Australia, UK, Ireland, USA, Denmark, Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, Norway, Belgium, Austria, Israel and Czech Republic. Literally the next day Kevin leaves for New York to participate in several recording sessions, new album due out in 2019.

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Hoop, Jocee Tuck & Echo Children at St Alban the Martyr Church, Mt Eden
Jun
23
7:15 PM19:15

Hoop, Jocee Tuck & Echo Children at St Alban the Martyr Church, Mt Eden

The Ministry of Folk: An intimate evening with some of Auckland's leading acoustic musicians. 

Featuring:
Jocee Tuck
Hoop
Echo Children

Cabaret style seating, BYO drinks and snacks.
When: 7.15pm doors. First act at 7.45pm
Where: The hall to the back right of St Alban the Martyr Church
443 Dominion Rd - Please park on the Road
Tickets: from Under the Radar or on the door if not sold out (cash only)

https://www.facebook.com/joceetuckmusic/

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Charlotte Yates and Show Pony - an amazing house concert, Greymouth
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Charlotte Yates and Show Pony - an amazing house concert, Greymouth

Charlotte Yates is a top New Zealand singer/songwriter and performer. She's a wonderful artist with a fabulous repetoire and she brings songs from her most recent album to entertain us. This is a great opportunity to hear and see Charlotte with her percussionist/multi-instrumentalist collaborator Show Pony in the intimate setting of a house concert. Koha $15 on the door supper with tea and coffee provided BYO welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/175572939773065/

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Echo Children and Earth to Zena at the Wine Cellar, Auckland
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Echo Children and Earth to Zena at the Wine Cellar, Auckland

Wellington's Earth to Zena cook up a storm of shoegaze goodness, combining lucid dream pop melodies with reverb-heavy rhythms. For those earthlings who like to daydream to good grooves. This will be their first trip to Auckland and we couldn't be more excited.

Auckland's Echo Children have been winning hearts with their haunting four-part vocal harmonies, layered throughout their perceptive alt-country songwriting. A live show not to be missed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/638284389864297/

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The Great NZ Folk Revival - Tuning Fork, Auckland
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Great NZ Folk Revival - Tuning Fork, Auckland

Albi & The Wolves are the most recent recipients of the 2018 Tui for Best Folk Artist for their stunning debut album One Eye Open, which captures the Auckland trio's captivating blend of folk with modern sensibilities of neighbouring genres and styles. From Wellington via Scotland, The Frank Burkitt Band are no strangers to tour van life, having recently played Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia off the back of their new album Raconteur. Taranaki's own TheSlacks with be joined by fellow Taranaki musician Ben Dixon, spreading their hearty, good vibes and highly singable tunes to audiences both young and young at heart - with a bit of Kiwiana for good measure.

The collective character of these three groups has helped shape a community and a hearty camaraderie around the music. They love playing music, but most importantly they love playing it together.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2092300807673458/

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The Great NZ Folk Revival - Kakaramea Hall, Taranaki
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

The Great NZ Folk Revival - Kakaramea Hall, Taranaki

Albi & The Wolves are the most recent recipients of the 2018 Tui for Best Folk Artist for their stunning debut album One Eye Open, which captures the Auckland trio's captivating blend of folk with modern sensibilities of neighbouring genres and styles. From Wellington via Scotland, The Frank Burkitt Band are no strangers to tour van life, having recently played Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia off the back of their new album Raconteur. Taranaki's own TheSlacks with be joined by fellow Taranaki musician Ben Dixon, spreading their hearty, good vibes and highly singable tunes to audiences both young and young at heart - with a bit of Kiwiana for good measure.

The collective character of these three groups has helped shape a community and a hearty camaraderie around the music. They love playing music, but most importantly they love playing it together.

https://www.facebook.com/events/449481248813498/

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The Great NZ Folk Revival - St Peters Hall, Paekakariki
Jul
28
to Jul 29

The Great NZ Folk Revival - St Peters Hall, Paekakariki

Albi & The Wolves are the most recent recipients of the 2018 Tui for Best Folk Artist for their stunning debut album One Eye Open, which captures the Auckland trio's captivating blend of folk with modern sensibilities of neighbouring genres and styles. From Wellington via Scotland, The Frank Burkitt Band are no strangers to tour van life, having recently played Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia off the back of their new album Raconteur. Taranaki's own TheSlacks with be joined by fellow Taranaki musician Ben Dixon, spreading their hearty, good vibes and highly singable tunes to audiences both young and young at heart - with a bit of Kiwiana for good measure.

The collective character of these three groups has helped shape a community and a hearty camaraderie around the music. They love playing music, but most importantly they love playing it together.

https://www.facebook.com/events/240883223332894/

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Hopetoun Brown Allstars - Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Jun
17
4:30 PM16:30

Hopetoun Brown Allstars - Leigh Sawmill Cafe

Hopetoun Brown are joined by their super-stellar special guest Finn Scholes and also welcome Sophie Burbery, Al Deverick, Steve Abel and the outstanding percussion of Isaac Chadderton of Weird Together and Lord Echo fame. This will be a unique night of heavy parpin' and stompin' good times with a truck-load of exotic instruments and a pile of extra drums and horns! Not to be missed!

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The Backyard Skiffle Band Family Show - Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

The Backyard Skiffle Band Family Show - Blue Smoke, Christchurch

The Backyard Skiffle Band family show is written and presented by David Thorpe (AKA Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine, Davey Backyard) and ran on the World Buskers Festival Family Stage in 2016 & 17.

Davey is a passionate, high energy, professional musician & tutor. He firmly believes that every child has natural rhythm and musical ability and they are often completely unaware of this.

The show teaches kids the history of Skiffle music in 1950’s England and the impact it had on modern rock music. Without Skiffle, John Lennon wouldn’t have met Paul McCartney…. imagine a world without The Beatles.

Most importantly, just like John and Paul, it gets the kids playing music and having fun.

What did The Beatles, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Van Morisson and Queen's Brian May all do before they became rock gods?

They grabbed Granny's washboard, Mum's best cutlery, Dad's busted broom and an old tea chest out of the loft and formed a band.

It's time to take a nostalgic journey back to the 1950's Skiffle boom in England when the kids turned everyday household items into great music and went on to make rock history.

This interactive family show features lots of quirky old time instruments and a hideous amount of crashing, banging and chaos. Let’s call it a music & history lesson rolled into one… with a touch of mayhem and a big dollop of good humour.

Parents be very afraid… your pots and pans will never be safe in the cupboard again.

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The 95bFM Breakfast Club Featuring Hopetoun Brown at Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland
Jun
15
7:00 AM07:00

The 95bFM Breakfast Club Featuring Hopetoun Brown at Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland

Brought to you by NZ On Air MusicOrcon, and those legends at Ellen Melville Centre, Friday June 15th sees Mikey + friends back to host the 95bFM: Breakfast Show live from the sweetly central Freyberg Square, just off of High Street! 

Drop by/hang out, help yourself to free coffee thanks to our fine friends at Karajoz Coffee Company & play some bloody games, win some bloody prizes, treat yourself to some free breakfast goodies thanks to Chuffed, and check out live sets from:

0810 ~ // ~ Hopetoun Brown

0910 ~ // ~ Slumbug

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Apollo SteamTrain 'Superstition' Single Release
Jun
15
12:00 AM00:00

Apollo SteamTrain 'Superstition' Single Release

“Superstition (looking in the mirror)” is the second offering from a collaboration with producer Greg Haver.

Recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland and mixed by TUI Award winning Engineer Clint Murphy, the track is a combination of catchy guitar hook and vocal melodies, layered over power house drums that take the listener on a no nonsense sonic journey.

Apollo SteamTrain was formed in 2016 by singer songwriter Brendan McCarthy, with drummer Les Robinson and Bass Player Ian Clark providing a powerful rhythmic edge. The band plays solid guitar driven melodic rock delivered over a punching rhythm section, dressed with relentlessly catchy vocal melodies.

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Darren Watson Live at 50 Dundas, Dunedin
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Darren Watson Live at 50 Dundas, Dunedin

Veteran bluesman Darren Watson (Chicago Smoke Shop, Midge Marsden Band, Planet Key) is proud to announce the release of Too Many Millionaires, his first all acoustic album, on May Day - Tuesday 1 May, 2018. Watson is also embarking on an 11-date national tour in support of the album throughout May.

The tour takes in most of the country, from Auckland in the north to Dunedin in the south and will feature a killer acoustic band including Steve Moodie (Miles Calder and The Rumours) or Aaron Stewart (Mel Parsons) on double bass, harmonica virtuoso and Chicago Smoke Shop founding member Terry Casey, and Delia Shanly on drums and percussion.

Too Many Millionaires is Watson’s sixth album. However it’s the first released to be specifically produced for, and manufactured on vinyl. It’s also the first to move away from his trademark stinging electric guitar lines, and slick, modern studio production.

Eschewing modern recording & overdubbing techniques almost altogether, Watson sat in front of valve and ribbon microphones for two days at Wellington’s Surgery Studios last November with only his ‘50s vintage Gibson acoustic guitar and his lived-in voice. Joined by a handpicked acoustic band including blues harmonica virtuoso Terry Casey, he and the band played ‘live to tape’ through a selection of his newest compositions. The best takes were kept and mixed by multi award-winning engineer Lee Prebble. The result is an immediacy and intimacy that Watson does not think he has captured on any of his previous, more ‘polished’ recordings.

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Charlotte Yates and Show Pony Live at The Rogue Stage, Rotorua
May
26
7:30 PM19:30

Charlotte Yates and Show Pony Live at The Rogue Stage, Rotorua

Top singer-songwriter and recording artist Charlotte Yates teams up with multi-instrumentalist Show Pony (trumpet/violin) to showcase songs hot off the press from Charlotte's latest album release, Then The Stars Start Singing, alongside many loved favourites from her extensive back catalogue in a sizzling two -set show. 


A beautiful evening of crafty lyrics, luscious harmonies and skilled settings adding extra colour and texture to the confident unguarded emotion that is the hallmark of Yates' work. 

https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7955/Charlotte-Yates-and-Show-Pony.utr

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The Roulettes Live at Meow, Wellington with Kosmo-0
May
19
9:00 PM21:00

The Roulettes Live at Meow, Wellington with Kosmo-0

Auckland alt/psych/rock trio The Roulettes make a rare appearance in the capital, playing Meow, Saturday 19th May. They will be joined by Wellington’s post-rock shoe-gazers Kosmo-0.

The Roulettes’ latest release, the 8 track EP Venus Burns, received a rave review on RNZ from Grant Smithies, who nearly ran out of breath and superlatives in the process. He singled out the track 'Dogs' as a fave, calling it a “perfect pop song... raw, hectic and thrilling, an inspired confluence of careering riffs and shiny melody that sticks in your head as tight as any filling.”

So if you love high energy, post-punk, post-pop, clanging, jangling guitar and chiming pop tunes, The Roulettes are quite probably right up your alley. 

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Charlotte Yates and Show Pony Live at The Third Eye, Wellington
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Charlotte Yates and Show Pony Live at The Third Eye, Wellington

Top singer-songwriter and recording artist Charlotte Yates teams up with multi-instrumentalist Show Pony (trumpet/violin) to showcase songs hot off the press from Charlotte's latest album release, Then The Stars Start Singing, alongside many loved favourites from her extensive back catalogue in a sizzling two -set show. 


A beautiful evening of crafty lyrics, luscious harmonies and skilled settings adding extra colour and texture to the confident unguarded emotion that is the hallmark of Yates' work.

- with Matt Langley

https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7954/Charlotte-Yates-and-Show-Pony-w-Matt-Langley.utr

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Darren Watson Live at The Cabana, Napier
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Darren Watson Live at The Cabana, Napier

Veteran bluesman Darren Watson (Chicago Smoke Shop, Midge Marsden Band, Planet Key) is proud to announce the release of Too Many Millionaires, his first all acoustic album, on May Day - Tuesday 1 May, 2018. Watson is also embarking on an 11-date national tour in support of the album throughout May.

The tour takes in most of the country, from Auckland in the north to Dunedin in the south and will feature a killer acoustic band including Steve Moodie (Miles Calder and The Rumours) or Aaron Stewart (Mel Parsons) on double bass, harmonica virtuoso and Chicago Smoke Shop founding member Terry Casey, and Delia Shanly on drums and percussion.

Too Many Millionaires is Watson’s sixth album. However it’s the first released to be specifically produced for, and manufactured on vinyl. It’s also the first to move away from his trademark stinging electric guitar lines, and slick, modern studio production.

Eschewing modern recording & overdubbing techniques almost altogether, Watson sat in front of valve and ribbon microphones for two days at Wellington’s Surgery Studios last November with only his ‘50s vintage Gibson acoustic guitar and his lived-in voice. Joined by a handpicked acoustic band including blues harmonica virtuoso Terry Casey, he and the band played ‘live to tape’ through a selection of his newest compositions. The best takes were kept and mixed by multi award-winning engineer Lee Prebble. The result is an immediacy and intimacy that Watson does not think he has captured on any of his previous, more ‘polished’ recordings.

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Darren Watson Live at Kiwi Hall, Featherston
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Darren Watson Live at Kiwi Hall, Featherston

Veteran bluesman Darren Watson (Chicago Smoke Shop, Midge Marsden Band, Planet Key) is proud to announce the release of Too Many Millionaires, his first all acoustic album, on May Day - Tuesday 1 May, 2018. Watson is also embarking on an 11-date national tour in support of the album throughout May.

The tour takes in most of the country, from Auckland in the north to Dunedin in the south and will feature a killer acoustic band including Steve Moodie (Miles Calder and The Rumours) or Aaron Stewart (Mel Parsons) on double bass, harmonica virtuoso and Chicago Smoke Shop founding member Terry Casey, and Delia Shanly on drums and percussion.

Too Many Millionaires is Watson’s sixth album. However it’s the first released to be specifically produced for, and manufactured on vinyl. It’s also the first to move away from his trademark stinging electric guitar lines, and slick, modern studio production.

Eschewing modern recording & overdubbing techniques almost altogether, Watson sat in front of valve and ribbon microphones for two days at Wellington’s Surgery Studios last November with only his ‘50s vintage Gibson acoustic guitar and his lived-in voice. Joined by a handpicked acoustic band including blues harmonica virtuoso Terry Casey, he and the band played ‘live to tape’ through a selection of his newest compositions. The best takes were kept and mixed by multi award-winning engineer Lee Prebble. The result is an immediacy and intimacy that Watson does not think he has captured on any of his previous, more ‘polished’ recordings.

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Sal Valentine 'Cherry Blossom' Release at Meow, Wellington
May
12
to May 13

Sal Valentine 'Cherry Blossom' Release at Meow, Wellington

'Cherry Blossom' is the first single taken from Sal's upcoming studio effort entitled 'This Party Blows'. 

"Imagine you've just McMassively fucked up with a new girl/guy, and in 12 hours they're leaving the country for like months, you gotta make things right. Show them that dammit they mean something to you, and that you're sorry. I don't have to imagine, I've been there - it was a metric fucktonne of stress but it was love, and it was absolutely worth fighting for. This is probably the least cynical piece of music I'll ever write. I hope a little bit of that rubs off on everyone who hears it." 

Hans Pucket  support ♥

$10 presales through undertheradar.co.nz

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Darren Watson - Live at The Wine Cellar, Auckland
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Darren Watson - Live at The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Veteran bluesman Darren Watson (Chicago Smoke Shop, Midge Marsden Band, Planet Key) is proud to announce the release of Too Many Millionaires, his first all acoustic album, on May Day - Tuesday 1 May, 2018. Watson is also embarking on an 11-date national tour in support of the album throughout May.

The tour takes in most of the country, from Auckland in the north to Dunedin in the south and will feature a killer acoustic band including Steve Moodie (Miles Calder and The Rumours) or Aaron Stewart (Mel Parsons) on double bass, harmonica virtuoso and Chicago Smoke Shop founding member Terry Casey, and Delia Shanly on drums and percussion.

Too Many Millionaires is Watson’s sixth album. However it’s the first released to be specifically produced for, and manufactured on vinyl. It’s also the first to move away from his trademark stinging electric guitar lines, and slick, modern studio production.

Eschewing modern recording & overdubbing techniques almost altogether, Watson sat in front of valve and ribbon microphones for two days at Wellington’s Surgery Studios last November with only his ‘50s vintage Gibson acoustic guitar and his lived-in voice. Joined by a handpicked acoustic band including blues harmonica virtuoso Terry Casey, he and the band played ‘live to tape’ through a selection of his newest compositions. The best takes were kept and mixed by multi award-winning engineer Lee Prebble. The result is an immediacy and intimacy that Watson does not think he has captured on any of his previous, more ‘polished’ recordings.

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Charlotte Yates and Show Pony at The Mussell Inn, Onekaka
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Charlotte Yates and Show Pony at The Mussell Inn, Onekaka

Top singer-songwriter and recording artist Charlotte Yates teams up with multi-instrumentalist Show Pony (trumpet/violin) to showcase songs hot off the press from Charlotte's latest album release, Then The Stars Start Singing, alongside many loved favourites from her extensive back catalogue in a sizzling two -set show. 


A beautiful evening of crafty lyrics, luscious harmonies and skilled settings adding extra colour and texture to the confident unguarded emotion that is the hallmark of Yates' work. 

https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7931/Charlotte-Yates-and-Show-Pony.utr

 

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