The Last Strip! – Gig of the Month Sept 2015

The Last Strip! – Gig of the Month Sept 2015:

What was your gig of the month? Easy call for me for September – got to say ‘The Last Strip!’, held at the iconic Las Vegas Strip Club on Auckland’s K Rd. Bittersweet, without doubt, as the event marked the final weekend of New Zealand’s longest established strip club, just prior to its sad closure after 53 years. Read more

Violet Highway Gig Review

Violet Highway

Violet Highway Gig Review:

Fresh from recording their EP and ready to blow off some steam, three piece rock band Violet Highway held their EP release party at K Rd’s Backbeat Bar, a hub of up-and-coming local talent with the perfect moody basement vibe for Violet Highway’s gritty sound. Infused with blues, punk and pop influences, the band consists of Jacqui – guitarist and commanding powerhouse vocalist, Ant on bass – with catchy basslines to keep you dancing, and James on drums – a relatively new addition who brings a rugged flair to the band. Between them, influences range from Joan Jett to The Doors, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Black Keys. Read more

Alien Weaponry ‘Te Reo Metal’ song is a winner

Alien Weaponry

Alien Weaponry ‘Te Reo Metal’ song is a winner:

Northland thrash metal band Alien Weaponry have added three more successes to their resume for 2015, placing second in the National Finals of both the Smokefree Rockquest and the Smokefree Pacifica Beats competition. They also took out the Youth Performance Trust’s Native Reo Award at Pacifica Beats for their song Ruana Te Whenua (The Trembling Earth). Read more