Monthly Archives: January 2011

Auckland – 31/01/11 – Aotea Square – Laneway Festival

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Auckland – 21/01/11 – Mt Smart Stadium – Big Day Out 2011

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47 Diamantes – “Still Friends EP”. Free or pay what you want

Wellington indie-electro artists 47 Diamantes have a brand new EP called “Still Friends” up for download on their Bandcamp. Track 6 features the always excellent Tommy Ill, which is worth the asking price alone, and the entire EP is available for whatever you want (or nothing if you’re a glass is half empty sort of person). Tweet

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Three Overrated Albums of 2010

While we’ve already established that 2010 was a damn good year for music, every year there’s always a few bands whose worth gets blown out of all proportion. In 2009 Animal Collective was the big one for me – I tried and tried, but even after a dozen listens they still sounded like a hipster humpback whale pumping out a Cleveland steamer after a hard night on the vindaloo. Here are three bands and albums that I felt got more than their fair share of attention in 2010. The National – High Violet I keep thinking someone is pulling my leg when I hear people raving about this album. Didn’t they release this already, a few years ago? If I wanted to listen to Joy Division-lite, I’d listen to early New Order. Yet every couple of years The National release a new album that sounds exactly like the last one … Read more

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Wellington – 08/01/11 – Bar Bodega – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

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Auckland – 07/01/11 – Kings Arms – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

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