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Amplifier Newsletter #120 - 25 May 2004

Amplifier Newsletter #120 - 25 May 2004

Greetings . NZ Music Month continues to hum along with great speed, this weekend will be the finale with the 24 hour charity event for the Play it Strange trust. National Anthem is sure to become a defining moment in nz music history. amplifier

The Boxcar Guitars style, the band features Ben (whom is part of the Radio Kings and Bic Runga's band), Kari, (ex drummer for The Brunettes and the TokeyTones), Marcus (bassist with Demi Whores) and ( Slide guitar ex Shaft )

East of Eden - Graham Brazier

The brand new Graham Brazier album East Of Eden is creating a buzz. It's an album with 14 remarkable new songs. East Of Eden shows that Graham Brazier is one of New Zealand's finest songwriters and one of our most eloquent storytellers.

Win the Very Short Films DVD

Flying Nun presents its very first DVD titled, Very Short Films. It contains a mammoth 41 videos produced for Flying Nun Records artists from 2004 back to 1981. The total running time has been pegged at around two and half hours, which is feature length in the film world. Be into win your copy!


Bailterspace - Bailterspace Buy it! $30.95

D'Luscious - D1 Entertainment Buy it! $28.80

The Taming of the Wasps - Paselode Buy it! $24.75


She Speeds - Straightjacket Fits

Pink Frost - The Chills

Staring at the ocean - Heavy Jones Trio

Charts Pop White Trash - Steriogram

Dance The George W. Bush Track - Take Aim

Urban Not Many - Scribe


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Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

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