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  • Dave Patrick,

    New Joanna Newsom album Divers is out - you can if you're interested stream it on NPR here. It's very good.

    The Fall at Bodega last Sunday night was an excellent night of curmudgeonlyness - Mark E Smith was in good voice, he only fiddled with everyone else's gear about 5 times, and he even smiled once. Apart from the couple of boofheads in front of me who decided moshing was a good idea (at a Fall concert? Really?), it was the best fun I've had at a concert in ages.

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 261 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    Kurt Vile is also playing Queenstown on Jan 14 and Dunedin on Jan 15. (Bloody JAFAs, always ignoring the South Island, grumble, grumble...).

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • llew40, in reply to Dave Patrick,

    (at a Fall concert? Really?)

    To be fair, the only Fall concert I went to (at the Fridge in Brixton some 25 years ago) was wall to wall moshpit.

    Since Nov 2012 • 140 posts Report Reply

  • Downbeatdan,

    This just in... Pirongia songwriter Leroy Clampitt has a songwriting credit (track 6) on the new Justin Bieber album.
    http://hypetrak.com/2015/10/travi-scott-big-sean-nas-featured-on-justin-biebers-new-album/

    Hamilton • Since Jul 2007 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    "But the change needed a journal, a Rolling Stone ..."

    ..and let's not forget there was a brief-lived NZ edition of Rolling Stone back in the '80s.
    Edited by Malcolm McSporran.
    Had a lot of the NZ Whole Earth writers contributing, Gary Steel, too.

    Damned if I can find a cover anywhere though...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Damned if I can find a cover anywhere though...

    Parts of it survive on AudioCulture, like this great Roi penned overview of The La De Da's in Dunedin for which I received a lovely email from Kevin Borich only yesterday.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Downbeatdan,

    This just in… Pirongia songwriter Leroy Clampitt has a songwriting credit (track 6) on the new Justin Bieber album.

    Nice! That guy's quite the dark horse.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Downbeatdan,

    Leroy’s solo EP as Taste NASA is here:
    https://soundcloud.com/vitalic-noise/sets/taste-nasa-time-goes-by-ep-1

    Sounds like an 80's party on a yacht...

    Hamilton • Since Jul 2007 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    Woo, spinning some classics at Splore! Nice gig, RB!

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to TracyMac,

    Woo, spinning some classics at Splore! Nice gig, RB!

    I'm pleased!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Downbeatdan,

    Leroy’s solo EP as Taste NASA is here:

    Yes, I gave this a nod in the blog at some point. Great to see him doing so well.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Alex McKegg,

    Hey New Gum Sarn have a pretty good video too.

    Red Beach • Since Apr 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    A gorgeous Mr Fingers mix to download on a drizzly morning …

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    There's a live stream of the launch gig for Fat Freddy's Drop's BAYS at Auckland Town Hall here from 9.15pm tonight.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Labour (of Love) Day treat…
    The Concert Programme is broadcasting:

    Tally Ho!
    The Southern Sinfonia presents the Dunedin Sound & Singers,
    Part One of Two (at Noon)*

    Anna Leese, Molly Devine, Kylie Price, Metitilani Alo (vocalists), Robert Burns (dbass), Robert Craigie (drums), Southern Sinfonia/Peter Adams
    KILGOUR/KILGOUR/SCOTT: Tally ho;
    HENDERSON: Southern man;
    BROUGH: Andy dandy;
    SCOTT: Miss these things;
    BROUGH: Down in splendour;
    KILGOUR/KILGOUR/SCOTT: Flowers;
    LOOK BLUE GO PURPLE: I don’t want you anyway;
    KILGOUR/KILGOUR/SCOTT: At the bottom;
    CLARKSON: Man with no desire;
    DOWNES: Pets;
    PHILLIPPS/MOORE: Pink frost;
    DOWNES: Dirge

    *Part Two (at 8.00pm)
    Graeme Downes, Shayne Carter, Molly Devine, Martin Phillipps, David Kilgour, Metitilani Alo, Anna Leese, Kylie Price (vocalists), Robert Burns (dbass), Robert Craigie (drums), Southern Sinfonia/Peter Adams
    DOWNES: Rootless cosmopolitan;
    CARTER: She speeds;
    CARTER/JEFFRIES: Randolph’s going home;
    PHILLIPPS: Rolling moon;
    KILGOUR/KILGOUR/GUTTERIDGE: Point that thing;
    GUTTERIDGE: Born in the wrong time;
    KILGOUR/KILGOUR/SCOTT: Getting older;
    SAUNDERS: Outer space;
    DOWNES: For the love of ash grey;
    PHILLIPPS: Submarine bells

    (recorded in Dunedin Town Hall by RNZ)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Downbeatdan, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Definitely be streaming that one...

    Hamilton • Since Jul 2007 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    The whole video from last night’s Fat Freddy’s live stream will be here until about midnight. Music starts at 11 minutes in.

    Amazing show last night – I haven’t always been a fan over the years, but I love their recent dub techno direction but that was a huge concert experience.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    The great lost New Zealand synth-pop compilation as compiled by Jon Chapman. It's bloody wonderful.

    Plus it includes this MIA classic (from former Techtones bassist Peter Solomon).

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    The great lost New Zealand synth-pop compilation as compiled by Jon Chapman. It’s bloody wonderful.

    Gah. The Captcha on the download won't work for me.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    The 'Songs of the City' LATE at the Museum discussion about Auckland's music with me, Simon Grigg, Sir Vere, Dave Dobbyn and Rachel Lang aired yesterday on Radio NZ.

    The audio is here.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Try using Chrome instead of Safari; that worked for me.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1940 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    It's almost embarrassing how many of those tracks I already have in physical formats (mostly on old Jayrem compilation tapes).
    I recall "Obscure Desire" was, a little unfairly, derided in RIU at the time as "Hairdressers make music".
    "America", OK, but my pick for Shona Laing electronica would have been "Metropolitan Moon" (also off Genre; if ever an album needed a CD or digital rerelease...).

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1940 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    From the Lucha Lounge gig noted in the post above: Chris Heazlewood doing some howlin' with his current group, Cash Guitar. I liked their set a lot.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    RNZ are adding the audio files to the site (not downloadable)

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio?filter=concert

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

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