This is a somewhat random roundup of press releases that caught my eye.

October 25 (that’s tomorrow) sees Powertool Records present Bulletholes 4: Exploring the Unknown – the New Zealand roadshow at Bar Medusa. I don’t actually know any of the bands featuring, nor can I testify to how the album sounds, but nine years ago (golly!) I thought I was in love with one of the boys featured on the first Bulletholes compilation, so they get a plug here and now.

November 2 sees Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead celebration happening at La Boca Loca. I read enough tumblr to feel uncomfortable when people (especially fashion magazines) get all cultural-appropriationy, but this sounds pretty true to the day:

“Friday 2 November is the Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead, traditionally celebrated in Mexico by gatherings of friends and family to remember and honour loved ones who have passed on.

At La Boca Loca, we choose to honour and remember our loved ones by savoring life, celebrating good food & drink and enjoying the company of loved ones who are still with us.

So we’ll be celebrating the Day of the Dead on Friday 2 November from 6.30pm til late with a party. A time to enjoy good food, good company, good music, and good times.”

December 15 will see Shirtstock happen at Wellington High School.

ShirtStock 2012 is going to be the first annual celebration of the most influential garment of modern times- the Tee Shirt.
With a wide range of labels on show and for sale, competitions for best designs across several categories, printing exhibitions and a peoples [sic] choice award Shirtstock will be a fantastic addition to Wellington’s cultural calendar.

Stalls to sell your own tshirts at Shirtstock will be $35 and you can get more information by emailing The Wellingtonista recommends that you only wear content on your t-shirts that you can say at least three things about, whether that be actually naming songs by a band, knowing a little biographical information about revolutionaries/terrorists depicted, or actually having attended the event it promotes.