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Amplifier Newsletter #198 - 7 December 2005

Amplifier Newsletter #198 - 7 December 2005

Kia ora , It’s December already?!? Sometimes it feels as though we’ve put the year behind the right speaker stack at a gig and then forgotten to grab it again on the way out. There’s too much niceness in NZ music and not enough time to enjoy it all. Anyway Amplifier.co.nz is going to spread the festive joy like you wouldn’t believe.

From now until mid/early January we’ve got one Big Day Out ticket to give to an Amplifier user each day. Let me say that again; One Big Day Out ticket being given away each day from now until Jan! All you have to do is vote for one of the bands in the Live and Local competition thanks to Jack Daniels Old No. 7.

You can vote once per day and the more times you vote the more times you’re entered. The band that tops the competition will open the 2006 Big Day Out and also get a day at York St Recording Studios. Along the way there will be Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 spot prizes and at the end of the competition one voter will receive 4 VIP tickets to the Big Day O! ut.

Check out the new releases below and we can’t stress this enough, go and see some live music! We’re stuck in Auckland this week (the Amplifier HQ Holden has blown a head gasket) so we’re going to see Rhombus tomorrow at Studio and Katchafire on Friday night at the Safari Lounge. Hopefully we’ll see you there too.

Ka kite ano.

amplifier

Latest Goodies

Album

Tomachi - The Hotel Vermont Sessions The old joke goes, “What do you call a person who hangs around with musicians?” - A Drummer. Tomachi aka Tom Atkinson explodes that myth with his debut solo album 'The Hotel Vermont Sessions'. It's the culmination of several years worth of pent-up musical drive, held in check while he's drummed in a variety of bands such including one million dollars, SJD, Breaks Co-Op, Foghorn, The Roughness & more. Guest musicians include Dam Native, King Kapisi, Godfrey de Grut, Hamish Clarke [Breaks Co-Op] & a plethora of others.

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/18997/the_hotel_vermont_sessions.html
Competition

Win a Big Day Out ticket every day! Amplifier.co.nz in conjunction with Jack Daniel's Old. No 7. is giving away one ticket to the Big Day Out 06 every day between now and the 12th of January as part of the Live and Local competition. Everyone who votes for a band to open the Big Day Out will go into the draw to win a Big Day Out ticket and occasional spot prizes from Jack Daniel's Old No. 7., Amplifier.co.nz and the b-Net. ENTER HERE

http://www.amplifier.co.nz

Video

Rhombus - Mile High First single from Rhombus, MILE HIGH has made its mark already, well accompanied by a high quality production video jam packed with groundbreaking visual effects, written and directed by Scott Harens. Rhombus is currently on tour promoting their latest release Future Reference.

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/video/19011/mile_high.html

Tracks

The Hot Grits - Formula One Formula One is an old school hard funk song strapped kicking and screaming to a very powerful rocket. Press play and you'll find yourself hurtling through the stratosphere on a fat-ass drum break and pulsating bass. The current Hot Grits lineup consists of no fewer than nine very talented musicians from such varied backgrounds as jazz, hardcore, metal, reggae, hip hop and big band.

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/track/18979/formula_one.html

Album

Nature's Best : The Collection This special limited edition box set is the complete collection of the Nature's Best series in a fantastic 6 CD + 1 DVD pack! The ultimate package of kiwi music contains New Zealand's Top 100 songs of all time, plus a 60 track DVD of classic NZ music videos.

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/18888/natures_best_the_collection.html

Artist

KAPITAL KAPITAL has been Robert Crow's obsessive musical vehicle for over 5 years. In this time he has moved through musical minefields most NZ bands fear to tread. His early musical experimentations owed more to "Stunt Clown" era Headless Chickens than AC/DC. Recently, a hit on 95 BFM "Something Real", a song that stayed at No. 1 for seven weeks.

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/artist/18988/kapital.html

Staff Selecta

PAPA LAZAROU Teenwolf Tammy http://www.amplifier.co.nz/track/18812/papa_lazarou.html Seasons 5Star Fallout Mark http://www.amplifier.co.nz/track/18907/seasons.html

Caucasians and other people Billy T James Stephen http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/14688/live_at_pips.html?play=15685#item 15685

ENDS

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