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Need more umlauting in your October?

by Joanna October 9, 2012

In 2010, hairy classic rock/metal fan Dave Keyes started throwing non-profit DressUp-RockOut events and the Gods of Rock Awards at his workplace. In 2010 Wellington Rocks’ Rocktober event raised $1300 for the Cancer Society and then in 2011 the Gods of Rock event raised $2600 to split evenly between the Cancer Society and the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal for Christchurch. They’re doing […]

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WYFC first birthday party, Easter Sunday

by Joanna April 6, 2012

There’s a group of truly awesome people in Wellington who do great things, and they’re having a party. Doesn’t that sound like the sort of thing you should attend? Yes! Come to the WYFC’s first birthday, and help us celebrate our first year and bring in our second. In the last year we’ve helped raise […]

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Batucada Sound Machine in town to shake it

by Joanna January 25, 2012

Cuba Street Carnival favourites Batucada Sound Machine have returned to New Zealand with a new album of tried and true road-tested tunes entitled Don’t Keep Silent, due for release January 23rd, 2012. In addition, BSM have planned their first ever comprehensive tour of New Zealand to celebrate the album release including a spot at WOMAD […]

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Webstock directions: rock out, tweet up

by Joanna January 26, 2011

We’re not going to bother telling you about Webstock because a) you should already know all about it and b) there was only one ticket left as of this morning (although there are still tickets to the ONYAs available, so get on that. Instead, we’re going to tell you about two related events that we […]

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Will you play, baby?

by Joanna October 20, 2010

Wellington five-piece The Thomas Oliver Band have spent the past few years touring and playing live throughout New Zealand with the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Gin Wigmore and Britain’s Oli Brown. Within this time the band have also written and recorded their debut full-length album Baby, I’ll Play to be released in early 2011. […]

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Let Me Lose My Mind Gratefully

by stephen clover April 28, 2007

Hold onto your hat and get ready for one of the most over-the-top rock n’ roll bands of all time.

Hailing from Japan, the King Brothers (Myspace page here) make it their business to somehow mash-up the elements of every vital era of rock n’ roll music and then utterly demolish it. They approximate the sound of the Germs backing Howlin’ Wolf — with his hand caught in a garbage disposal unit.

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