THUR 13 MAY
The best way to catch a bunch a great and diverse acts and meet all the local muso characters including the infamous Richie your host for the evening from the best little music shop in town, the Music Machine
FRI 14 MAY
TEMPLE OF THE GRUNGE
It's time for GRUNGE! All the best from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, STPs etc etc etc! You know, good music! Live and loud with support from DOWN WITH THE SYSTEM playing your faves from System of a Down.
THUR 1 APRIL
Sea Mouse are travelling back to Napier this April the 1st to kick of the Easter weekend with a thunderous roar at the finest venue in town, the Paisley Stage.
The trio from Wellington have kicked off the year with a stonking new single, 'Side B Track 1'.
Listen here: https://seamouse.bandcamp.com/track/side-b-track-1
The track is a rollicking, modern boogie rock tune, which takes its inspiration from legends such as John Lee Hooker and George Thorogood, ‘Side B Track 1’ is a song all about “wanting to make records”.
Accompanied by a compelling video directed by the fantastic Lee Gingold. The video takes viewer of a mythic journey whilst injecting a fresh sentiment to the rock and roll image.
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4ToSeAUAQ4
Tickets for the show are $15 pre sale from undertheradar.co.nz or 20 at the door.
Doors at 8.30pm. Music starts at 9pm.
SAT 3 APRIL
Gussie Larkin, Lily West and Abe Hollingsworth have spent their summer in the studio, hard at work, road-testing an assortment of new material that they’re itching to share with fans from sunny Tāmaki Makaurau right down to mighty Ōtepoti (playing seven dates in total).
Think more glitter, think more pop, think Mermaidens like you’ve never seen them before…
”The three of us have spent the past couple of months making a racket both in our practice space and in a recording studio. We weren’t exactly expecting it but, these noises turned into songs! And now we get to play them live to the best people in the world,” says Gussie.
”We’re also looking forward to hitting up all the op shops, eating southern cheese rolls and trying to be as tourist-y as a rock tour allows.”
Two of the six dates will see the band play their own festival – Mermgrown – which is being held in both Tāmaki and Pōneke. Having been postponed in 2020 due to unfolding pandemic, the excitement for these long-awaited fests is real! (Wellington is already sold out).
Gussie says those who have their tickets locked down should get set to be “IMPRESSED!”.
”Both Pōneke and Tāmaki fests are chocka with amazing New Zealand bands that we love.”
”Mermgrown in Tāmaki will be more of a late-night affair, with three stages across Whammy, Wine Cellar and Backroom. We’re very excited for the return of Kane Strang, because we are HUGE fans and we’ll be singing all the words. The music will go deep into the night, with some hot DJ’s for the doof doof fiends. We’ll see you on the d floor,” she adds.