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Mahoney Harris Live at Aotea Square, Auckland ( Folk Week)
Jan
23
12:30 PM12:30

Mahoney Harris Live at Aotea Square, Auckland ( Folk Week)

Auckland Live is celebrating 45 years of the Auckland Folk Festival, right here in Aotea Square. On the main stage there will be performances by some of New Zealand’s finest folk musicians.

During the week, Aotea Square will be home to New Zealand’s smallest music venue, Tiny Town, with surprise performances waiting inside!

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/auckland-live-summer-in-the-square-folk-week/auckland

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Jan Hellriegel & Cassandras Ears Live at Women's 80s Music Reunion
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Jan Hellriegel & Cassandras Ears Live at Women's 80s Music Reunion

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/womens-music-80s-reunion-concert/auckland/newton

Diva Productions & Friends are proud to present a special, never-to-be-repeated concert celebrating the NZ women who created music and contributed to the soundtrack of our lives in the 1980s. 
For those of us who were politically active and coming out in the early 80s it was a heady time of protests and partying, characterized by an explosion of amazing “womyn’s music”, which was mostly an underground experience.

The Topp Twins, as we know began their careers singing at the Women’s Convention in 1978, Hilary King and band Red Beryl, popular draw cards at the infamous Alex Pub on Federal St, and other popular all-female bands such as the Freudian Slips, Dolphins, Vibraslaps, Cassandra Ears, Look Blue Go Purple, plus singer/songwriters Mahina Tocker, Charlotte Yates, Jan Hellriegel, Jess Hawk Oakenstar, now living in the U.S, plus many others, contributed so much to our cultural and political history.

While many of these ground-breaking musicians no longer perform, or are living overseas, and some sadly have passed on too early, such as the beautiful soulstress Mahina Tocker, 25 of these musical pioneers are coming together for ONE SPECIAL CONCERT only on Friday February 9th, at the Dorothy Winstone Centre, Howe Street (Auckland Girls Grammar School).

Artists confirmed to appear include: 
The Topp Twins, Hilary King, Red Beryl, Jan Hellriegel and Cassandra’s Ears, The Vibraslaps, The Elastic Band, The Blue Marbles, Jess Hawk Oakenstar (US) and Teresa Trull (US), Wellingtonian singer/songwriters Charlotte Yates, Di McMillan & Gloria Hildred, & many more

Diva Productions is also making a documentary about the story of women’s music in NZ in the 1980s, and how it helped forge the collective politics of feminism, sexual identity, race relations, environmental and working class struggles, into a new liberal society that we call NZ today. The concert shall be filmed as part of the documentary.

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Miho's Jazz Orchestra Album Release Show at The Tuning Fork
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Miho's Jazz Orchestra Album Release Show at The Tuning Fork

Miho’s Jazz Orchestra - “Accidental Journey” Album Launch Party

Miho’s unique style choices and open storytelling stage presence evoke the fun and mischievous mix of flavours in her music. MJO’s exciting exploration of different genre’s has lead to sold out shows, headline spots in festivals and some great acclaim.

"Miho Wada is the next generation of jazz" - Critical Jazz, U.S.A.
"Fearless, passionate and exploratory" - Northern Sky Magazine, U.K.
"A live music marvel" - TimeOut, The New Zealand Herald

Also taking the stage on this fantastic night are two great New Zealand bands. Rollicking Ukulele rat pack, The Nukes, and foot stomping Alt Folk 3 piece band, Albi and the Wolves.

Don’t miss your chance to see MJO and friends in action here at the Tuning Fork and pick up their latest album before anyone else!

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Henika and Drunken Francis Live at Deep Creek Brewing Company, Browns Bay, Auckland
Jan
7
5:00 PM17:00

Henika and Drunken Francis Live at Deep Creek Brewing Company, Browns Bay, Auckland

Henika is an alternative multi-instrumentalist who blends unlikely genres to create atmospheric and often haunting original compositions. Her self-titled EP was nominated as Best Independent Debut at the Taite Music Awards 2017.

She will be joined by her partner Dunken Francis (Boom! Boom! Deluxe) for an evening of stripped back covers and original music.

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Gunslingers Ball at The Kings Arms, Auckland
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Gunslingers Ball at The Kings Arms, Auckland

Bye bye The Kings Arms Tavern rock and roll New Years Party. Don't miss out on this legendary show. Its the last time it will be at the Kings Arms. The Tavern closes in February. So , come on down and dance and see in the New Year with a joyful crew. Tickets at Under the Radar. With Bernie Griffenand The Thin Men, Galveston, Tony Daunt & The DauntlessThe Lowest FidelityKendall EliseDURTY MURDURShow Me Where It Hurts. Tickets from Under the Radar $25 ($30 on door). Presented by 95bFM.

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Tim Allen & Guests - Live at Deep Creek
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tim Allen & Guests - Live at Deep Creek

Wednesday the 13th sees indie-folk artist Tim Allen and special guests take over Deep Creek Brews and Eats for a solid night of good tunes.

Hailing from Preston, Lancashire, Tim inherited his love of music from his father, who gave him his first ever record player with a backlog of Beatles records, which fast became the soundtrack of his childhood and lead him towards his lifelong romance with music.

After paving the way for himself in his home town, he then went on to record It's All About Time with longtime friend and producer Alan Gregson (Cornershop). He is currently working on a new album with Ben King and Milan Borich (Pluto).

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Sal Valentine Album Fundraiser with Molly and The Chromatics
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Sal Valentine Album Fundraiser with Molly and The Chromatics

Sal Valentine's eagerly anticipated new album is nearing completion and they need a little help to get it over the line - so they're putting on a gig at Neck of the Woods with friends Molly + The Chromatics.
Also feat. 
- All Sal Valentine and The Babyshakes merch at sick prices (xmas is right around the corner people) 
- DJ's Tony M (100% GOOD) and Caston Major (We Love Music) 
- DJ set from Sal Valentine
- Drink Specials 🍸 

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Breathing Cage Plays Wine Cellar, Auckland
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Breathing Cage Plays Wine Cellar, Auckland

25 years on Breathing Cage are lined-up to do two gigs at Aucklands Wine Cellar in November with all four original members. 

Following up a performance earlier this year at Christchurchs Blue Smoke, the band will perform material from Misericord (the result of winning the somewhat controversial Rheineck Rock Award) along with other Jay Clarkson-penned songs filling out the rest of the set, such classics as The Man With No Desire, Memory Lane and The Boy With the Sad Hands. 

Jay Clarkson will also perform a short set of songs solo and singer-songwriter Rex Vizible will open the evening. 

Breathing Cage is: Jay Clarkson (The Expendables, Playthings, The Containers) vocals and guitar, Gary Sullivan (Jean Paul Satre Experience, Solid Gold Hell, Dimmer) on drums, Michael Kime on bass, Greg Malcolm (Surfing USSR, The Ivor Cultler Band). 

Jay Clarksons Breathing Cage
17th and 18th, Wine Cellar, Auckland

Limited tickets from UTR and Flying Out. $15 Plus Booking Fee

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Catherine Tunks (Feat.) Kim Halliday at Hallertau Brew Bar, Riverhead
Nov
18
1:30 PM13:30

Catherine Tunks (Feat.) Kim Halliday at Hallertau Brew Bar, Riverhead

Catherine Tunks (The Beautiful Dreamers/Black Sand DIva) and Kim Halliday (Pacific Curls) re-unite for an afternoon of original soul, jazz, R&B and gospel country blues at Hallertau Biergarten.

Two seriously diverse female touring musicians that have both travelled the globe with their individual unique acts, bringing together their individual blend of world, jazz, country, and soul geners into the musical mixing pot for one show only.

A family friendly event - grab a seat early and enjoy this rare show from two of NZ's finest female musicians.

Cat Tunks - Vocals/acoustic guitar
Kim Halliday - (guitar)

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