From humble beginnings as a Bob Marley cover band in Hamilton, Katchafire have emerged as New Zealand’s premier roots-reggae group. Incorporating elements of funk and pop, they’ve crafted three albums over the last six years, and notched a #1 single in ‘Giddy Up’. This year, their BBQ vibes are being taken across the world, spreading [...]
Archive for February, 2009
Every year, the NZ Campus Activities Network (NZCAN) pick out one of the country’s most promising up and coming bands to tour the country, entertaining the hordes of students at university Orientation weeks. Last year it was Tahuna Breaks, and this year it’s Wellington five-piece The Thomas Oliver Band. They’ll be performing at every Uni [...]
Welcome to VUWSA Orientation Festival 2009. Summer’s still here so celebrate while you can. VUWSA and The VBC (88.3FM) bring your annual installment of great bands, funny comedians, clubs days and much much more in the Orientation Festival. Aotearoa’s longest and biggest national music and cultural festival. Check out the guide brought to you by [...]
You’ve had your power shower, you’ve been drinking under the nose of your RA, you’re all dolled up and ready for your first big night on the town in Wellington…the only question remains: where to go? Never fear newbie first years! Mistress Mayhem and her merry mob of mischief makers did the hard yards in ‘08 to make sure that you wouldn’t have to.
We’ve compiled a list of options, depending on what your goal for the night is. Read on, little kiddies and soon you too can be flashing your ID at the kind and genteel gatekeepers of some of the most fun you’ll ever have…in first year.
At Bar Bodega, Tuesday 3rd March Sydney garage/electro outfit WOW have had a huge year-and-a-bit since they began in late 2007. Originally starting as a 2-piece with Matt Cribb and Bree Carter, they have recently expanded to include Matt Blance (DJ Drugmoney) on drums, and Stephen J. Mitchell (Emergency! Emergency!) on synth and electronics. WOW [...]
Aston Shuffle, General Lee and Jarry the Maori Garden Club, Dixon St 9pm-4am $20 presales from VUWSA or www.dazzletickets.co.nz or $25 on the door. ZM Presents Orientation of Sound. This is going to be the hottest event of Vic Uni Orientation 2009. Featuring the Aston Shuffle Ministry of Sound DJs from Australia and ZM’s own [...]
Mighty Mighty, Thursday March 12th Ping Pong Country TV DiSKO and MC Conrad bring their show back for 2009. Swing and swagger to hillbilly boogie, western swing and the lot. Oh, and all while you’re playing a good ol’ fashioned German-style ping pong. Hurrah! Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this
The Exhibition is open until the February 27, in Civic Square. Housed in two conjoined cargo containers, cleverly fitted out with gallery-style white-painted walls and halogen downlights, it’s worth a look just to see how much innovation the guys at Weta have used to put the exhibit together. Greg Broadmore has created some amazing artworks [...]
A Rhythmic and 3D Visual Journey Featuring Arte Nomade 180 degrees of screens surround the dancefloor and are animated with multi-screen projections, fully immersing the audience in a moving 3D illusional landscape. The 3D visuals, mixed live by Aye del Rivero, are accompanied by electronic music, DJed live by Niko Schiavi. Friday 13th March 6-12pmStudent [...]
The Wellingtonian cinéaste is spoiled for choice. The plethora of cinemas and full calendar of festivals means that almost any night of the year somewhere in Wellington something exciting on celluloid will be happening. Cinemas The Embassy is the big monolith of the film community. Sitting at the end of Courtney Place. With its single [...]