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  • recordari,

    I think it is worth mentioning that David Kilgour appears to be one of, if not the, busiest boys in New Zealand music at the moment. Last month’s Kings Arms concert was pretty much the thing of legends (see below) and then there’s the previously covered DK & the Heavy Eights release, with that instant classic (IMhO) Diamond Mine, for which they are doing a gig at the Kings Arms next Friday.

    Sorry if this is a repost, but this video is surprisingly good quality.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Kyle,

    For the back drop and Nick’s suit …but hey the song is a beaut too.

    damn ..must learn to embed properly

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    damn ..must learn to embed properly

    I fixed it -- you need just the URL of the clip.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Last month’s Kings Arms concert was pretty much the thing of legends

    Speaking of which, there’s Shayne Carter’s back-pages special Last Train to Brockville at the same venue on May 14.

    I had a chat to his manager last night and hopefully we’ll have some ticket giveaways and a guest blog from Shayne about the project next month. Choice.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Choice.

    Indeed. Going to both as it happens. Why wouldn't you? At $20 bucks the Kings Arms is often the best ticket in town.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner,

    Something very classy, with ukuleles:

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Was so good watching Nas and Damian Marley, The Strokes and others live at Coachella on YouTube this week. And so incredibly suckful (yes, suckful) when the videos YouTube posted of various performances later were geo-blocked

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie,

    Craig Ferguson + Doctor Who = the cold open which got canned once the lawyers came along with their ban hammer.

    Included puppets and (surprise special guest star) and a super rundown of what the show is about.

    'Til we meet again, Sarah!

    Since Nov 2006 • 166 posts Report Reply

  • MikeE,

    big up for including tanya/silva mc in there.. she's awesome on the mic

    Washington DC • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • BlairMacca,

    Somehow, I have only just started listening to Husker Du after really getting into the Replacements last year. Two incredible bands. Also reading "This band could be your life" at the moment, brilliant read.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2007 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • Sean Murgatroyd,

    Saw Husker Du live in the Powerstation sometime in the early nineties. Magical.

    New Zealand • Since Apr 2011 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    -- although I fear that the people at the back missed my killer musician jokes.

    John Simon Ritchie is such an easy target ...
    "His name, "Sid Vicious," was originally a joke, because he was so mild-mannered and shy. "
    what were the Claudine Longet, Lead Belly and Son House jokes?
    :- )

    well okay, Sid and Claudine's cases may have not been completely proved...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to David Ritchie,

    their ban hammer

    "Intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism".

    If you started a political party with that as the slogan right now, you might even win an election. Well, if the Doctor was your leader.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    This may be late to the party, but just in case anyone's not yet had their Gravy Rainbow fix:

    Warning! Earworm alert! But most intriguingly, among all the cover versions, response clips and general WTF?-ness of the reaction, comes the suggestion that it was influenced by an obscure, icily-minimal German electro act from 1983. Or is Soße-Regenbogen a cover ... of the future?!?

    But I still can't get enough of this old Disasteradio clip, partly for the name ("International Deviance"?! Where do I sign up?), partly for the fez dispenser (every bar should have one) and mostly for the lyrics, which could serve as a to-do list for any good night out.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Soße-Regenbogen

    Das ist kühl.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    At $20 bucks the Kings Arms is often the best ticket in town.

    A damn pity that the Felice Brothers gig never happened there.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2562 posts Report Reply

  • Shaun Scott,

    Ladi 6 is fantastic, and thoroughly deserves the win.

    I am guessing most of you will have already seen this superb track from "The Adults"- Ladi 6, Jon Toogood, Shayne Carter and Gary Sullivan. Gorgeous.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx6G0NGZJxU

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2008 • 90 posts Report Reply

  • Ray Gilbert, in reply to Sean Murgatroyd,

    Saw Husker Du live in the Powerstation sometime in the early nineties

    No you didn't sorry - they split in 87 and never toured here. I was a huge fan so if they had come I'd have crawled over broken glass to see them.

    You probably mean Sugar - Bob Mould's second band after a stint releasing solo albums, and yep it was a great gig. He toured here during his solo time and played an awesome gig at the Gluepot where he did play some Husker Du songs, he came again a few years ago and played the kings Arms as well, and yep - played some more Husker songs

    Since Nov 2006 • 104 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall, in reply to Sean Murgatroyd,

    Saw Husker Du live in the Powerstation sometime in the early nineties. Magical.

    No you didn't. Husker Du split very acrimonously in 1987 and have never reunited. Bob Mould played the Gluepot solo in '89 and Grant Hart came through NZ early last year, that's the closest.

    I suspect you're confusing Husker Du with someone like Sonic Youth or Mudhoney or Buttlhole Surfers who did come through in that era.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Shayne Carter’s back-pages special Last Train to Brockville

    There's at least one obvious pun in the tour title, but what is the other one ? I know it, do you ? Answers on a postcard to the usual address, etc.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • peter mclennan,

    George Clinton is planning on fitting TWENTY SIX musicians on the Powerstation stage. Seriously.

    AK Central • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    There’s at least one obvious pun in the tour title, but what is the other one ? I know it, do you ? Answers on a postcard to the usual address, etc.

    and… ?

    EAT: Yes, I know it was the Monkees, but playing ELO seemed punnier.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    I'm going to guess this.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Hmmm Brockville -
    well he's not over the hill yet, then...

    perhaps Shayne doesn't want to become Stipe-cast - REM (Random Elvis Moves?)
    - Pig Flat Elvis anyone?

    and best to go by road anyway, as far as I can work out the train doesn't get any closer than Burnside at the start of Kaikorai Valley Road - BTW, did you know that Brockville Road terminates at a junction with Dalziel Road
    - just sayin'...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Here you go. The Brockville tunnel with a train in it.

    Is Shayne going underground?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

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