Live Music this week in Wellington: 28/01/2013 – 3/02/2013

Photographer: Dillon Anderson.
Photographer: Dillon Anderson

Amazing weather we’re having right now in the capital isn’t it? I hope you’ve all been making it down to the beach, or at the very least, plan to make it down to the beach. And if you’re not a beach person per say, you always have the option of doing some sweet bombs off the diving board platform on the waterfront. Anyway, I digress, as the days continue to stay long, and the nights get warmer, we have some great shows coming up. late January and February in Wellington is always lovely, so let’s make the most of it.

Friday, Bailterspace, San Francisco Bath House, presales $28+bf

Formed out of the ashes of The Gordons in 1987, Bailterspace have long been one of New Zealand (and perhaps the world’s) premier noise rock bands. Thick, atmospheric and textural, their sound has long slid in between shoegaze and post rock, always keeping an emphasis on the guitar work and overall sonic pressure. Last year Bailterspace released their first  new album in thirteen years through Flying Nun Records/Fire Records and have been playing some critically lauded live shows in the follow on. Fresh from a stellar appearance at Laneway in Auckland, they’re down here on Friday to remind us how LOUD should really be done.

Saturday, Mount Eerie, Puppies, Presales $20, $25 on the door

Mount Eerie is the respected lo-fi folk project of Phil Elverum and invited guests. Hailing from Anacortes, Washington, since 2003 Mount Eerie has churned out a slanted cycle of wyrd folk rock EPs, singles and albums, along the way playing well received shows across the globe. As part of his debut New Zealand tour,  Elverum will be stopping off in Wellington to play a night at Puppies on the corner of Tory and Vivian Street. For fans of the Mount Eerie sound, it will be a special opportunity to witness this low flying yet talented creative in an intimate environment.



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