WEEKLY WELLINGTON MUSIC NEWS 19/11/2012-25/11/2012
During 2011 and the first couple of months of this year I wrote a weekly Wellington music news column for a national street press rag named Volume. Volume has been defunct for several months now. However, I really enjoyed putting that news column together, so this week, like I did a couple of weeks ago I thought that I might pen one for you all to read. After all, it’s an easy way to kill a lot of birds with a lot of stones, and no actual killing involved at all.
Harmonious New York Art Rockers Grizzly Bear play tonight at The Opera House on Manners Street. Tickets are still available. You can buy them HERE. You can also read a review I wrote of their last album Shields HERE.
World Music 2.0 act ZillionZ, the band who will always surprise you, and Avant Blues duo El Fua play at The Burgundy Room below Bodega on Thursday night. Entry is $5 on the door. Afterwards DJ MAd SCientits will play crazy music until late.
Beastwars, our very own Sludge Metal connoisseurs play at San Francisco Bath House on Friday night. They’re launching their new single Tower Of Skulls/The Sleeper and will have it available for purchase on glow-in-the-dark 7″ vinyl. Entry is $10 on the door, Arc of Ascent and Von Thundersvolt will play support on the night. Look out for a new album from Beastwars next year.
Just quietly, Sandwiches will have been promoting events under the Sandwiches party brand for 13 years this weekend. While they aren’t making a big deal about it, they do have two cool shows on: K+Lab + Maxx Mortimer + Ob Fuscate + Ethixx on Friday night and Broken Soul on Saturday night. Head honchos Bryce and Wade will also be playing music from 9-11pm on Friday night in the Pickle Eating House side of the venue.
Saturday night at Mighty Mighty is looking pretty interesting, as the werewolf sounds of Stink Magnetic pass through the venue. The Mysterious Tape Mans’ Vengeance of The Planet of The Tapes with Richie Venus (Christchurch) and I Drink Your Blood (Whanganui). $5 on the door.