Category Archives: Gigs

TiMBAH Tour of New Zealand

TiMBAH will be touring New Zealand from October 16th until Nov 2nd.

Performing at:

Shadows Bar (University of Auckland)
Thursday 16th October at 8pm. Free Entry

Sawmill Bar, Leigh
Friday 17th October at 9.30pm  Entry $10

Fusion Bar, Auckland
Saturday 18th October at 9pm Entry TBC

Bar Mode, Palmerston North
Thursday 23rd October at 9pm. With Special Guests I-Rootz  $10 Entry

Wunderbar, Christchurch
Friday 24th October at 9.30pm Entry $10

Revolver, Queenstown
Thursday 30th October at 9pm Entry TBC

More dates to be announced. Watch www.timbahmusic.com for more details.

Wainuiomata to Vegas – Hip Hop Dancers Need Your Help

Wainuiomata to Vegas - Hip Hop Dancers Need Your Help

17.06.08 – From the streets of Wellington to the world’s best in Las Vegas, via the Opera House: It’s a curious journey but one that celebrated New Zealand champion hip-hop dance crew Legacy will take when they take on the world’s best breakdancers in Las Vegas in July. But first they need a little help.

Legacy Dance today announced Hip Hop Xposure, a special fundraising hip-hop dance and music concert held at the opulent Wellington Opera House, Saturday June 28. The Legacy Dance crew leads a strong line-up that features local hip-hop artists Flowz and Beatrootz, Wellington dance crews Emerge and Infinite, and Auckland’s Kaladyscope and TMC. The aim is to raise $40,000 to send the nine young Legacy dancers to Las Vegas for the 2008 World Hip Hop Dance Championship, to be held July 28-30 in Las Vegas where they will battle crews from 30 nations for international respect and bragging rights. “By no means will this be a cheap trip,” said Legacy Dance manager Liston Peilua. “We have a goal of raising $40,000 for the crew to attend but you couldn’t put a price tag on the experience these guys will have. “It’s a long way from the streets of Rongotai, Strathmore and Wainuiomata to the glitter of Vegas but it’s journey we’re determined to make,” he said.

Legacy Dance have taken New Zealand by storm since establishing the group in 2006. Legacy qualified for the World Championships by gaining a top two placing at the New Zealand championships on April 19.
In 2006, Legacy qualified for the finals of the World Championships, held that year in Los Angeles. Since then, Legacy have performed to over 45,000 people in New Zealand through sold-out shows A Hip Hop Legacy and The Chronicles. Legacy was awarded Best Newcomers and Highly Commended Dance Show at the 2008 New Zealand Fringe Festival.

HIP HOP XPOSURE: Legacy Dance fundraiser
7pm, June 28 @ Wellington Opera House
$20 full, $15 children, $15 conc.
Tickets from Ticketek

reproduced with permission from www.amplifier.co.nz

Otis Mace and Greg Franco perform Live.

Powertool Records is proud to annouce a national acoustic tour of two of their prestigeuos artists Otis Mace (Guitar Ace) and american Greg Franco.   Otis Mace is a long standing artist from NZ’s alternative music scene, having performed and recorded his angular brand of indie pop since the early 1980’s. Hit’s like ‘She Makes Me Feel Better Than Townes Van Zandt’, ‘Effort, Money and Time’ and ‘Pumpkins Are Actually Rocks’ remain etched on the memories of many a student radio listener. Now after close to a decade living and performing in Europe, Otis returns with a new album ‘Bird In Bush Road’ and a new EP ‘Two Black Cats’ timed to coincide with this tour.   Greg Franco is a songwriter/musician from Los Angeles who has been performing in various US outfits such as Ferdinand, Blasphemous Yellow and his current band Rough Church. Being a fanatical fan of early Flying Nun bands, Greg teamed up in 2004 with David Kilgour and Robert Scott of the Clean to make an album under the title of Greg Franco and the Wandering Bear called ‘Southpawwest’. After a successful tour in 2007 with his band Rough Church, Greg returns again, this time solo, to promote his new album ‘The White Dove Of The Desert’.

Joining Otis and Greg for the South Island leg of the tour is that great proponent of ‘Hoodoo Folk’ and fellow Powertool Records stablemate Dragstrip.  The tour kicks off on 21st May in Hamilton and finishes in Auckland on the 8th June.  Tour dates and venues: http://www.powertoolrecords.co.nz/gigs.htm

For more information:
http://www.powertoolrecords.co.nz/otismace.htm
http://www.powertoolrecords.co.nz/gregfranco.htm
http://www.powertoolrecords.co.nz/dragstrip.html

Edwin Derricutt tours New Zealand

Edwin Derricutt announces his tour across New Zealand, playing shows at some fabulous venues. These shows both feature the full band lineup and some very special guests.

More information can be found at Edwin’s website www.edwinderricutt.com

Tour Dates:

Wellington – 26th Feb – Sandwiches
Christchurch – 29th Feb – (Check Edwin’s website for more details)
Lyttleton – 4th March – Harbourlight
Wanaka – 5th March – Cinema Paradiso
Cromwell – 6th March – Cromwell Pres Auditorium
Dunedin – 7th March – Backstage
Invercargill – 8th March – Central Baptist Auditorium
Auckland – 13th March – Hallertau (Full Band & Guests)
Auckland – 15th March – Baptist Tabernacle (Full Band & Guests)

Click here to book tickets!