Our guide of where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend.
Racing: Forming out of the ashes of shorecore band The Checks, Auckland-based act Racing have just released their new self-titled EP and play a show at the Kings Arms this Friday to celebrate the release. Tickets to see the rock n’ roll four-piece are $15 via Eventfinder ahead of the show, or $20 on the door and they’ll be supported by HUSK and The Conjurors on the night. Find out everything else you need to know here.
Ahoribuzz: Local act Ahoribuzz continue their ‘Nation Of The State’ tour this week with shows in Wellington, Gisborne and Napier over the next few nights. For those unfamiliar, ex-Weta/Cairo Knife Fight guitarist Aaron Tokona is behind the project, releasing an EP, Into The Sunshine, just last month. Meanwhile, these shows are part of a tour that sees him playing over 50 dates around the country. Presales for the dates are available through AAA Ticketing and you can find out more via his official site.
Loud Ghost: Auckland trio Loud Ghost released their self-titled debut album last week, and they’ll celebrate with a show this Friday at Whammy Bar. They’ll be joined by New Gum Sarn, who have just released a new album of their own, and fellow Auckland act The Lowest Fidelity. Comedian Tim batt will also be MCing the evening. More info here.
State Of Mind: This Friday sees local drum and bass act State Of Mind playing Neck Of The Woods, where they’ll be joined Ghost and Optimus Gryme. Presales are available for $15+bf from Cosmic, and considering there’s over 1000 people that have RSVP’d on the event page, it might be a good idea to get in early.
How Not To Be An Asshole: Dominic Hoey (Tourettes), Todd Williams (Louie Knuxx) and Dan Mawby’s podcast is going live with a variety show tonight at Whammy Bar in Auckland. They’ll be recording a live podcast with three guests, and there’ll also be live sets from Emily Edrosa, Joel Paydirt, Jeremy Cosmo Potts and Mzwètwo. Entry is $10 and things kick off at 8pm.
Martin Phillipps and Graeme Downes: The Chills’ Martin Phillipps and The Verlaine’s Graeme Downes are getting together two shows this Friday at Dunedin’s Taste Merchants. According to the event page, the songwriters will “take a look at some of the lesser known and less often performed songs from their respective catalogues along with a classic or two thrown in for good measure.” Presales are available from Castle McAdam for $15+bf, or you can grab tickets for $20 on the door.
Emily Edrosa: Auckland act Emily Edrosa, the solo project of Street Chant’s Emily Littler, play this Saturday at K’ Rd’s Peach Pit. Performing as a three-piece, the band will be playing alongside support acts Soccer Practise and Oscar Dowling. Entry is $5 and things kick off at 9.30pm, and you can listen to Emily’s recently-released cover of Jonathan Richman’s ‘True Love Is Not Nice’, below.
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