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Amplifier Newsletter #70

Amplifier Newsletter #70


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Dirty Industry - Fluid

Fluid's radio debut, Dirty Industry, was released in early May, 2003, and made heads turn when it jumped to No. #1 on The RockFM's nightly countdown show after jusr a few weeks of airplay. Dirty Industry has also grabbed the attention of top Kiwi bands like Pacifier and Zed, who have each picked up Fluid to support them in since hearing the original demo.


Ziko injects a fresh style and sound to the Auckland music scene after a successful takeoff over the last few months. Exploring the ground between groove based rock and electronica, this 4 piece produce a varied set including late night lounge moments as well as their trademark powerful and energetic numbers.

Nota Bene EP - Ramekin

With hard hitting pulsating beats, this brand new, long-awaited EP from Ramekin is true headbanging material. It's heavy, but with an alternative edge. It is an edge which will give Ramekin the success they deserve. This is the sort of music that you can't resist getting up and jumping around to.

top 3 tunes

1. Nesian Mystik - For the people

2. Remember - P-Money

3. Take Aim - The George W. Bush Track


Hello Sailor appear on Aust. TV show 'Countdown' 1979

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Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


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