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Will Saunders Live at Rockin for West Papua - The Thirsty Dog
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Will Saunders Live at Rockin for West Papua - The Thirsty Dog

Tourettes aka Dominic Hoey
Will Saunders 
Being
James Kohler
Anau Henry

The Thirsty Dog Tavern
469 Karangahape Rd
8-11pm
$10

Join us for an evening of music, spoken word and general good times! Enjoy the performances and find out what the hell is going on in West Papua!

Rockin for West Papua is a worldwide music, arts and cultural festival of events raising awareness of the genocide and human rights abuses on the indigenous people of West Papua. Now in its third year, 2018 dates have been set for a weekend of global action in October

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Francisca Griffin Live at Nowhere Festival - Wine Cellar/Whammy, Auckland
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Francisca Griffin Live at Nowhere Festival - Wine Cellar/Whammy, Auckland

Francisca Griffin and the Bus Shelter Boys

Aotearoa's premiere festival adventurous and avant-garde sonics is back, bringing more than 50 incredible acts of off-kilter experimentation to Auckland for four days and nights of boundary-pushing sonic bombardment. 

Over Labour Weekend, artists from as far away as Belgium will converge across the city to engage in radical sound making, sonics on the edge of perception, extreme instrumental techniques, vocal catharsis and all round sensory stimulations! 

In addition to utilising Auckland's holy trinity of underground music venues – Audio Foundation, the Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar, this years Nowhere! Festival also takes over the spectacular acoustics of the Silo’s on Auckland waterfront for a day and night of reverb drenched experimentation. 

AUDIO OVERLOAD : at the Wine Cellar/Whammy Bar – more than 20 acts over 3 stages running simultaneously : Fri 19 Oct – 8pm - late 

Divide and Dissolve (Melbourne) – heavy doom duo from Melbourne 
Barbara Paterson – extraordinary solo vocalist performing the Berio Sequenza! 
Sewage – explosive, skronking Dunedin duo of drums, saxophone, violin and vocals 
Gorge – transcendent noise rock from Palmerston North 
Francisca Griffin and the Bus Shelter Boys – Flying Nun legend ex Look Blue Go Purple 
Piece War – loose, distortion washed guitars, tuff n’ dreamy vocals, perfect melodies, and smart lyrics 
Droszkhi – a psychedelic sound world of elliptical loops, discombobulated techno-rhythms, electric pulses, and cosmic drones 
Blue Cheese - electro banshee pop 
Strange Stains – built of droning synths and reverb-soaked vocal lines, conjuring a mood which sits somewhere between the soundtrack to an ’80s horror flick and a lullaby 
Fistkisser – enigmatic and mysterious Wellingtonian ambient / drone artist 
Bib Kids – fresh faced electro-clash ratbags bring the noise in a big way 
Oksun Ox – live finger beats, foot thumping, twanging, moaning, hard out riffs, dodgy singing, casio boogaloo, sound fx to the maximus 
Ragged Veins – aching, visceral noise at the intersection of abstracted emotion and personal projection 
P.wits – the solo project of Benedict Quilter of Independent Woman Records, and central node of Auckland's noise community 
I.R.D. – junk noise and found sounds, music made with broken cassette recorders, unplugged mixers and collapsed (or collapsing) drum kits 
Bruce Russell & Jeff Henderson – two heavyweights of NZ avantgarde go toe-to-toe 
Lost Leader – psychic improv duo gently dismantling and reassembling the universe 
Kimmy – solo (sometimes duo) techno-deconstruction

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Francisca Griffin Live at Nowhere Festival - The Audio Foundation, Auckland
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Francisca Griffin Live at Nowhere Festival - The Audio Foundation, Auckland

https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/62535/Nowhere!-Festival-2018.utr

Aotearoa's premiere festival adventurous and avant-garde sonics is back, bringing more than 50 incredible acts of off-kilter experimentation to Auckland for four days and nights of boundary-pushing sonic bombardment. 

Over Labour Weekend, artists from as far away as Belgium will converge across the city to engage in radical sound making, sonics on the edge of perception, extreme instrumental techniques, vocal catharsis and all round sensory stimulations! 

In addition to utilising Auckland's holy trinity of underground music venues – Audio Foundation, the Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar, this years Nowhere! Festival also takes over the spectacular acoustics of the Silo’s on Auckland waterfront for a day and night of reverb drenched experimentation. 

NO DAY OF REST : an afternoon and evening of small groups, solos and frst time meetings at Audio Foundation : Sun 21 Oct – 2 - 10pm 

Campbell James Kneale (Our Love Will Destroy the World/Birchville Cat Motel) – high priest of volume and density fips and plays very quietly! 
Rachel Shearer – deep listening environments by renowned Sonic Artist 
The Family – guitar/electronic whizz Kraus with his Sth Island whanau Motoko Kikkawa, Gabriel Griffn and Ro Ro G 
Sandra Bell – leading figure of peripheral oddities 
Pumice – porous songs with glowing depth! 
SL & Nilfisk – hisses, rumbles, rings and pings: low volume, high density 
Liam Bowen – an exploration of the musical potential and historical legacy of gourds 
Barbra Patterson – classically trained singer bringing a touch of class 
Bad Bandmate – Gem Tones and Motoko Kikkawa expand time, space and consciousness 
SONSON – a spasmodic meeting of prepared piano and reeds 
Francisca Griffin (solo) – an acoustic set from a legend of New Zealand's alt-pop scene 
Reuben Derrick / John Bell / bOnEhEaD / I.R.D. – a trio 
Pom Pom – swirly sonic guitar punctuated with driving bass and trance rock drums 
Sophie & Evelyn – an unknown electronic quantity


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Greg Johnson Live at The Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna
Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

Greg Johnson Live at The Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna

Every Song Has A Story sees Greg Johnson in concert for eight shows across New Zealand in October and November - presenting songs, tall stories and images to match.

Greg will strip back each song in intimate duo mode, with his special guest guitarist Ben King (Goldenhorse).

With a back catalogue of over 300 songs and three decades of touring, California-based Kiwi Greg Johnson has yarns to spin - from his touring adventures around New Zealand, onto the charts as a young singer-songwriter, and his relocation to Los Angeles to chase the big time.

Fans can look forward to Greg delving into his songbook from across his entire career, 1990-2018 – picking from gems like ‘Isabelle’, ‘Liberty’, ‘Save Yourself’, ‘Now The Sun is Out’ and ‘Don’t Wait Another Day’ and so many more. In essence, an unstoppable stream of songwriting classics, which have netted him New Zealand Music Awards, eight Top-20 albums and the coveted Silver Scroll.

The tour includes concerts in Takapuna, Hamilton, Havelock North (Hawkes Bay Arts Festival), Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Golden Bay, and Blenheim. All concerts are listed on Eventfinda.

Says Greg: "Part of my show has always been a fair dose of tale telling, so I thought I’d pull a few songs from the back catalogue - including some I’ve never played live, plus a few better known ones - and give a little background on the writing, recording and the events surrounding them.

“I’ve also unearthed a few old snaps which for me nicely represent the songs. In October we’ll set out on the road and have a wee party".

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Greg Johnson Live at Galatos, Auckland
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Greg Johnson Live at Galatos, Auckland

Every Song Has A Story sees Greg Johnson in concert for eight shows across New Zealand in October and November - presenting songs, tall stories and images to match.

Greg will strip back each song in intimate duo mode, with his special guest guitarist Ben King (Goldenhorse).

With a back catalogue of over 300 songs and three decades of touring, California-based Kiwi Greg Johnson has yarns to spin - from his touring adventures around New Zealand, onto the charts as a young singer-songwriter, and his relocation to Los Angeles to chase the big time.

Fans can look forward to Greg delving into his songbook from across his entire career, 1990-2018 – picking from gems like ‘Isabelle’, ‘Liberty’, ‘Save Yourself’, ‘Now The Sun is Out’ and ‘Don’t Wait Another Day’ and so many more. In essence, an unstoppable stream of songwriting classics, which have netted him New Zealand Music Awards, eight Top-20 albums and the coveted Silver Scroll.

The tour includes concerts in Takapuna, Hamilton, Havelock North (Hawkes Bay Arts Festival), Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Golden Bay, and Blenheim. All concerts are listed on Eventfinda.

Says Greg: "Part of my show has always been a fair dose of tale telling, so I thought I’d pull a few songs from the back catalogue - including some I’ve never played live, plus a few better known ones - and give a little background on the writing, recording and the events surrounding them.

“I’ve also unearthed a few old snaps which for me nicely represent the songs. In October we’ll set out on the road and have a wee party".

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Frank Burkitt Band - Live EP Recording Vogelmorn Hall, Wellington
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Frank Burkitt Band - Live EP Recording Vogelmorn Hall, Wellington

This very special and intimate gig at the beautiful Vogelmorn Hall in Wellington, will not only be a chance to enjoy the band premiere a range of new songs, but also give you the opportunity to be immortalised forever on this Live EP that they will take (and hopefully sell) all across the globe. The concert will also be filmed.

Each audience member will be emailed a free download of the finished Live EP in December so you can listen out for your own distinctive clap or cheer of appreciation.

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The Frank Burkitt Band Live EP Recording
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Frank Burkitt Band Live EP Recording

THE FRANK BURKITT BAND – LIVE EP RECORDING FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER, 7.00PM, VOGELMORN HALL

Next year will see The Frank Burkitt Band embark on the longest tour of their lives. From January - June 2019, they intend to take their music all around New Zealand, Australia and

the UK. Yes, they are quite ambitious and slightly unhinged. They will be releasing a new

live EP to coincide with their touring adventures.

This very special and intimate gig at the beautiful Vogelmorn Hall in Wellington, will not only

be a chance to enjoy the band premiere a range of new songs, but also give you the

opportunity to be immortalised forever on this Live EP that they will take all across the globe.

The concert will also be filmed.

Doors open at 6.30pm. BYO.

www.frankburkitt.co.nz

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Will Saunders 'Inside Walking' Album Release
Nov
30
12:00 AM00:00

Will Saunders 'Inside Walking' Album Release

Inside Walking - Will Saunders

The fourth solo album by Auckland, NZ D.I.Y artist Will Saunders

Available online Nov 30th 2018

Produced by Will Saunders 

Mastered by Dave Hine at The Dank.

Singles:

OVER AND OVER - Released July 20th

Stop Sleeping Alone - video

“My latest attempt to portray the shaky navigation through these strange days we all live within, and the sounds inside my head. Themes include: concerned ghosts, awakened volcanoes, forward momentum amidst the torrent of hopelessness - and the heartache that is passed on should that same hopelessness ever overcome us.

…Death is a cold-hearted jerk who stalks us all and knows the final results anyway, so don’t answer his friend requests or DM’s, always swipe left, ghost him and ignore his invites…anything he’s involved with inevitably sucks.”

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Jaggers X Lines album release show Dunedin, Captain Cook Hotel w/ Tiny Pieces of Eight*
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Jaggers X Lines album release show Dunedin, Captain Cook Hotel w/ Tiny Pieces of Eight*

Dunedin-based “trip pop” duo Jaggers x Lines have announced they'll be hitting the road in celebration of the release of their debut album Burn Cycle on Friday 5th October. The pair of Eliana Gray and Morgan Simile have been making serious waves since dropping their 2017 Letters EP, having recently opened for Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana at Dunedin Town Hall in July, as well as performing at this month's Going Global Presents artist showcase in Auckland. Here are the tour details...

Jaggers x Lines Burn Cycle Tour

Thursday 4th October - Wellington, Caroline w/ Annabel ft Thom
Saturday 6th October - Auckland, Portland Public House, w/ Being. + Randa (free show)
Friday 12th October - Dunedin, Captain Cook Hotel w/ Tiny Pieces of Eight*

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

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Jaggers X Lines album release show at Portland Public House, w/ Being. + Randa (free show)
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Jaggers X Lines album release show at Portland Public House, w/ Being. + Randa (free show)

Dunedin-based “trip pop” duo Jaggers x Lines have announced they'll be hitting the road in celebration of the release of their debut album Burn Cycle on Friday 5th October. The pair of Eliana Gray and Morgan Simile have been making serious waves since dropping their 2017 Letters EP, having recently opened for Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana at Dunedin Town Hall in July, as well as performing at this month's Going Global Presents artist showcase in Auckland. Here are the tour details...

Jaggers x Lines Burn Cycle Tour

Thursday 4th October - Wellington, Caroline w/ Annabel ft Thom
Saturday 6th October - Auckland, Portland Public House, w/ Being. + Randa (free show)
Friday 12th October - Dunedin, Captain Cook Hotel w/ Tiny Pieces of Eight*

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Harry Parsons 'Letting Go' Single Release
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Harry Parsons 'Letting Go' Single Release


Since his first release (LOST EP) in 2015, Harry Parsons has been producing, performing and embracing his art. Parsons’ makes his music in his room, taking influence from his favourite artists. His choice of soundscapes, rhythms and lush melodies culminate into a fresh and unique outlook on pop music.

‘Letting Go’ is a song about the fickle timelines of relationships, and that the right choice isn’t always the easiest. Fresh off opening for international acts like Tash Sultana and Don McGlashan, this is the first single produced entirely by Parsons, and the beginning of a string of summer releases.

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Jaggers X Lines album release show at Caroline, Wellington
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jaggers X Lines album release show at Caroline, Wellington


Dunedin-based “trip pop” duo Jaggers x Lines have announced they'll be hitting the road in celebration of the release of their debut album Burn Cycle on Friday 5th October. The pair of Eliana Gray and Morgan Simile have been making serious waves since dropping their 2017 Letters EP, having recently opened for Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana at Dunedin Town Hall in July, as well as performing at this month's Going Global Presents artist showcase in Auckland. Here are the tour details...

Jaggers x Lines Burn Cycle Tour

Thursday 4th October - Wellington, Caroline w/ Annabel ft Thom
Saturday 6th October - Auckland, Portland Public House, w/ Being. + Randa (free show)
Friday 12th October - Dunedin, Captain Cook Hotel w/ Tiny Pieces of Eight*

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

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Nick Brightwell Live at The Thirsty Dog
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

Nick Brightwell Live at The Thirsty Dog

Nick Brightwell is a virtuoso Finger-style guitarist presenting instrumental music on the acoustic guitar "MLT NZ Gold Guitar Awards 2018 - Instrumental Winner", Nick's performance is a joy to experience.

The Finger-style guitar is genre is made of music from around the world, including a blend of blues, Celtic, country are all part represented with musical elements specific to the guitar itself. Nick’s performance is an exploration of what the guitar can do and presentation of well-loved music.


$10 (cash only) door cover, $5 Auckland Blues Club Members.

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Aaron Carpenter & The Revelators' A Tribute To Tom Waits at Artworks Theatre, Waiheke Island
Sep
15
8:30 PM20:30

Aaron Carpenter & The Revelators' A Tribute To Tom Waits at Artworks Theatre, Waiheke Island

DON'T MISS "A TRIBUTE TO TOM WAITS" 

Sat Sep 15th @Artworks Community Theatre 8.30pm - Seated Show. 

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/61600/A-Tribute-To-Tom-Waits.utr

A fully fledged evening dedicated to unimaginable, eccentric and gravelly voiced tuning's of the master. This will be a seated show in the theatre to maximise the ambience of a catalogue so vast and cinematic it's not to be missed by Waiheke locals and those across the ocean also. 

Doors open 7:30pm
Door Sales $25.00
Fully Licensed Bar

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Chess Countess Live at Flight 605, Kingsland with Geoff Ong
Sep
9
2:30 PM14:30

Chess Countess Live at Flight 605, Kingsland with Geoff Ong

Chess Countess will perform in Auckland on Sunday 9th September at Flight 605, to raise money for her two new music videos to be shot in London by Alexander Miguel.

Doors open at 2pm, show at 2:30pm. 

Fellow Songbroker artist Geoff Ong will be opening the show

The Chess Countess set will be a stripped back, acoustic gig for the most part, with a few songs with backing tracks at the end - including her two soon-to-be-released songs.

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