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Hard News: Friday Music: Auckland Birthday Party On

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  • Simon Telfer,

    Yes, those interested in the 95bFM General Manager role can get further details at http://www.95bfm.com/

    Auckland • Since Feb 2009 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    The Privacy Commissioner has taken up the Friday Music concept and done a blog post of his favourite songs about privacy. Contains Shihad.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    Jealous of your weekend Auckland, very very jel....

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 948 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    other bonzer kiwi animated clips:

    The Bats
    by Christian Carruthers

    The Tall Dwarfs
    by Chris Knox

    Toy Love
    by Joe Wylie

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7896 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    The timetable and map for Monday’s Auckland Laneway festival are out and besides the usual agonising scheduling conflicts there are one or two notable changes on the site.

    Thx for the update Russell - this Laneway virgin is heading north for the first time. Can't wait!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    Thx for the update Russell – this Laneway virgin is heading north for the first time. Can’t wait!

    My feeling is that the changes to Cactus Cat are going to have a very positive impact. More space and a flown PA should really improve the experience.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    New riders of the purple sagacity...
    I do hope Look Blue Go Purple are getting at least some acknowledgement (if not cash) for the stage named after their big hit!

    lets hope the PA stays flown and not blown...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7896 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    A do-and-don't advisory from Laneway, including after-party details for the young and energetic.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    New riders of the purple sagacity…
    I do hope Look Blue Go Purple are getting at least some acknowledgement (if not cash) for the stage named after their big hit!

    Well, it looks like they're getting respect from Dunedin City Council.

    Hold music ahoy!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Snapper's Buddy may raise a few eyebrows! I note mention of Fishrider Records Is the owner, Ian Henderson, related to George Henderson of the Puddle?

    Ian gives coverage to Trick Mammoth (also mentioned in ODT). Here's Delphine:

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Whelan,

    *shameless plug*
    (I hope you don't mind, Russell. I feel like there's lots of people hanging about PAS who would like this!)

    A new generation of bands is emerging from Dunedin.

    Fishrider Records' Temporary compilation, released last year, documents the resurgence of a new pop underground in the city, famous for the jingle-jangle guitar bands that formed there in the 1980s.

    Presenter Anthonie Tonnon and videographer John Bollen meet some of the people involved in creating the new scene.

    Since Oct 2013 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    I note mention of Fishrider Records Is the owner, Ian Henderson, related to George Henderson of the Puddle?

    Brothers, Ian's the youngest. I think.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 759 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    the usual agonising scheduling conflicts

    Always go to see the one you haven't seen before or are least likely to have a chance of seeing again. Russell gives the example of a Race Banyon / Courtney Barnett clash.

    Race Banyon is an NZer, so far more likely to play Auckland and other NZ cities again, whereas Courtney Barnett is an Aussie and given her increasing popularity, much less likely to play NZ much over the next few years.

    Do it while you can.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 759 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    buy George!

    Is the owner, Ian Henderson, related to George Henderson of the Puddle?

    Megan Whelan's link above reveals all!

    and seeing the presenter Anthonie Tonnon - reminds me that Jody Lloyd is in Chchch currently and has a new record coming out and a coupla gigs lined up:
    Sunday, February 8
    3:00pm - Christchurch - Summer Times Botanic Gardens

    Saturday, February 14
    11:55am - Lyttelton - Global Ah - World Sound Healing Day

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7896 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Giving Laneway a miss as I am still befuddled from our travels (London, Wales, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, in 5 weeks).

    Enjoy yourself.

    But I do have a father and daughter double outing (Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers) coming up, together with a great opening night for WOMAD 2015 (Richard Thomoson, Youssu N'Dour and Public Service Broadcasting).

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2539 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Megan Whelan,

    *shameless plug*
    (I hope you don’t mind, Russell. I feel like there’s lots of people hanging about PAS who would like this!)

    I actively encourage useful linking!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Russell Brown,

    My feeling is that the changes to Cactus Cat are going to have a very positive impact. More space and a flown PA should really improve the experience.

    Also really nice that everyone seems to have positively engaged with criticism and made a better experience of it for everyone. Would be nice if that didn't have to be noted, but credit where due.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Johnston,

    Parental pride means unless the Thunderdome is packed, I'll choose RB over CB on Monday, But should still be able to catch the end of her set.

    The other big clash for me is Little Dragon vs Belle and Sebastian...

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    Trick Mammoth

    sounds derivative of LBGP, strangely enough

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Peter Johnston,

    Parental pride

    onya. he's awesome already

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Giving Laneway a miss as I am still befuddled

    .. by this heat, in my case

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    Set times for Silo Park today.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Peter Johnston,

    Parental pride means unless the Thunderdome is packed, I’ll choose RB over CB on Monday

    You'll be fine in the Thunderdome if you can get in via backstage -- the problem will likely be a long queue for the front door. They manage the numbers reasonably carefully.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Five years of Laneway Fest Auckland.

    Thanks for sorting out the photo pass Russ. Will be a different experience this year, and I'll try not to let the pressure get to me. :-)

    I don't intend to try and cover all acts, as this gets ridiculous, so will follow my Laneway app around. In terms of planning the day, pretty cool system.

    Have been to every Auckland Laneway so far, and while I'm not as familiar with the acts this year as previous, very much looking forward to Courtney Barnett, St Vincent, and the New Zealand acts like Connan Mockasin and Tiny Ruins.

    Early start. Note to self: drink lots of water.

    See you in the Thunderdome.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to Sacha,

    Yeah, pretty nice jangly guitars like I haven't heard in a while outa Dunedin :-)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

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