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Hard News: Music: Avantdale is something special

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  • Mike O'Connell,

    A night not to be missed in Lyttelton - tomorrow Sat 24 November. MEDaL Dave Mulcahy (JPSE, Superette, Cranks , Sexy Animals ), Mark Whyte (Into the Void, Sexy Animals) and John Billows (Renderers, Cranks, The Ether, Dark Matter ) and, after a fairly lengthy absence from live shows, The Terminals play the Wunderbar.

    The Terminals I’ve heard are for this set (and a second outing in Dunedin on Dec 1) veering right away from Antiseptic territory - which has dominated the set in recent outings - to knock out favs from the back catalogue including that gem Uncoffined...

    Hard to find any MEDaL on-line but...with Superette's Tiger getting the redux /re-release treatment, here's a live recording from the late and lamented King's Arms, Saskatchewan...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Eediot,

    Wow. Rudeboy looks fantastic!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 50 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    Head on over to Bandcamp for the excellent new album ’Little Rapids’ from Blair Parkes and Cardigan Bay
    Show some love and buy the album !!

    Heck go and get ’Always Running ‘ his solo album as well – you will be well aurally rewarded by both.

    Why some of these tracks haven’t been picked up by other radio stations than the Student Radio stations is beyond me… – But worth noting that at least 3 tracks off ’Always Running’ have been top ten songs on those stations – and RDU even put a track on one of their recent limited edition single releases.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7771 posts Report Reply

  • Roger M,

    Tom was having an artist moment when he chose a seated venue, but sitting was kind of a strain

    The dilemma of live music venues. With two stuffed knees, standing is not an option so I have had to restrict myself to seated venues, or at least the seated sections within larger venues. Unfortunately this increasingly seems to no longer be an option as all areas now become standing and I can no longer attend.

    Hamilton • Since Jun 2018 • 11 posts Report Reply

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

    A night not to be missed in Lyttelton – tomorrow Sat 24 November.

    Now that will be a grey parade!
    (I'm talking about the punters here!)
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7771 posts Report Reply

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

    He's produced some fantastic stuff recently, eh Ian? As his recent Audioculture profile also shows, that track record goes all the way back to All Fall Down and Creeley to Is Blair planning any live outings? Rarer than Terminals' gigs! I recall that ripper show he did at the Darkroom (late 2015?) - but not much since?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

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

    Hah, yes, one of JPSE's best!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    one of NZ's best.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19573 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Hey! Wow!
    There's a Moomins movie I didn't know about on Maori TV this afternoon at 3pm (now!)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7771 posts Report Reply

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

    Is Blair planning any live outings?

    Mike, I won't go into too much detail, but Blair has had some rather pressing health problems this year, so has to deal with that ahead of other things, etc, unfortunately.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 758 posts Report Reply

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

    Thanks Grant, and Blair's been in touch. I liked the L.E.D.s - Rumba from We Are the LEDs is a great track ...
    https://theleds.bandcamp.com/track/rumba

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

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