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June 6, 2017

CW: Discussion of sexual assault For those of you who eagerly await Pitchfork’s every social media update with bated breath, you’ll likely be clued in on the current sexual abuse scandal surrounding indie band PWR BTTM. For those who aren’t aware, Ben Hopkins, who alternates between drums, guitar, and vocals for the two-piece, was accused […]

June 6, 2017

Monday: Spike Fuck with Womb & SUNGRL — Spike Fuck is a Melbourne-based artist who has created her own genre, Smackwave, a mix of new wave and post-punk, and is thus obviously Noisey’s darling. This show promises to be brash, beautiful, and glittering; the perfect concoction for your Monday night. From 8.00pm at the Pyramid […]

May 29, 2017

Thursday: Jed Parsons + Hans Pucket — There is no doubt that this night is gonna be full of eccentric pop bangers, with the mighty Hans Pucket coming in hot off of a wild Auckland tour last week. Be at the Third Eye at 7.30pm or be someone who probably has a perfectly fulfilling night […]

May 29, 2017

Otoboke Beaver are a no-holds-barred, wild punk band made up of four women from Kyoto, Japan. They work full-time at standard, respectable jobs during the week, and spend their weekends on jaunts around Japan throwing walls of screaming sound at their audiences. Their lyrics are entirely in Japanese, and they have recently made waves at […]

May 22, 2017

I was not in a good mood when Pauly Lowe of Raw Collective asked me to review his band/collective’s upcoming gig/fundraiser, billed as their “last show for a while.” Stress of assignments and bouts of homesickness, coupled with the everyday hell of living at 222 Willis Street, had taken their toll on a usually positive […]

May 22, 2017

Wednesday: Eyegum Wednesdays with Aw B and Mongo Skato — Prepare for a deluge of doof doof, with delightful old school disco, techno, and house sounds bumping through San Fran until the wee hours. And by the wee hours, I mean probably 12.00pm at the latest because Eyegum is nothing if not purveyors of great […]

May 22, 2017

Glass Vaults released their second album The New Happy last week, following their first full length Sojourn in 2015. The new album was recorded over the last two years in Blue Barn Recording Studios out in Mount Cook. The band is originally from Wellington with members now spread out to Christchurch and Auckland. Frontman Richard […]

May 15, 2017

Wednesday: Eyegum Wednesdays — As per, Eyegum is putting on its weekly sonic feast, and this time it’s going to be weird, loud, and detuned. Get down to San Fran to catch Sex Golem and Mothers Dearest and jumble up your brains a little before your next class on Thursday. From 9.00pm. Thursday: The Bats […]

May 15, 2017

Shoegaze is a strange genre, named after the fact that bands spent entire shows staring down at the guitar pedals at their feet instead of looking at the crowds they were playing to. It’s a kind of music particularly laden in clichés, sad guitar playing, and average poem-writing teens expressing some personal emotions probably a […]