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The 6th Annual Hamilton Circle Jerk!

The 6th Annual Hamilton Circle Jerk!

The Shrugs, Sora Shima, Dick Dynamite and the Doppelgangers, Cornerstone Roots, Disco Volante, Milk Train, Strayhound,
The Dusk, The Changing Same, Radio Over Moscow, Wasteland, Rumpus Room, The Charleys, St Lucy, SMV and Koma.

Inflight entertainment aside, the international flight can be a mixed bag. I recently flew to Melbourne and two hours into the flight, after the complimentary liquor had ran dry and the "yay! isn’t flying grand" vibe had evaporated, the collective cabin mood was starting to sully.
Recalling the Readers Digest mantra of ”Laughter is the best medicine”, I decided to spruce the situation up.

Turning to a passenger two rows back I yell,”HI -JACK…..fancy seeing you here". Who would have thought that one mans ‘chuckle’ is another mans breach of section 15 of the Aviation Transport Security Act (2004). Upon my arrival, I was pulled aside by Airport Authoritarians and asked to explain my shenanigan. To which I responded, the ‘confusion’ was clearly a bi-product of my twangy kiwi accent and all that inflection malarkey.

I had not said "HI -JACK…..fancy seeing you here?", but what I had actually said was "CIRCLE-JERK! …Is on the 29th of May at Flow Bar, and will showcase 15 legendary Hamilton bands covering other legendary Hamilton band’s songs. Hopefully see you there!".

The Aviation Authoritarians had to concede. After all ”fush ‘n’ chups" had thrown them on more than one occasion and thus my 'explanation' was not without merit.

They were also pleased to hear that the line-up for this year is bonza (that means ‘really good’ in Australia) and will feature some of Hamilton’s finest musical talent.

And for the princely sum of $10 its worth hi-jacking your mates and heading to
Flow Bar 266 Vic St on Sat the 29th of May. Doors open at 8pm.

Strayhound - alt-country/rock
Dick Dynamite and the Doppelgangers - psychobilly/rockabilly
Radio Over Moscow - indietronic/industrial
The Dusk - garage/indie rock
Sora Shima - post-rock
The Shrugs - jangly indie rock
Milk Train - bluesy garage punk/rock
Cornerstone Roots - roots/reggae
SMV and Koma - hip hop
St Lucy - indie rock
Wasteland - hardcore
Rumpus Room - noise rock
The Changing Same!/pages/The-Changing-Same/196370473710?ref=ts - indie pop rock
Disco Volante - quirky sci-fi instrumental rock
The Charleys - grungy indie rock

About some of the bands....

Dick Dynamite and The Doppelgangers
Described as NZ best Psychobilly rock band if not the only, Dick Dynamite are legendary in Hamilton for their amazing on stage instrument acrobatics, and for being so damn good! Having played at festivals like Camp a low hum and the Annual Punkas. One of the most amazing live bands ever see we gaurentee it !

Sora Shima- Sora Shima are gaining national and international attention with their current CD release. They have had feature articles in Real Groove, NZ Musician and international reviews for Gods in the T.V (U.K) and other notable sites. Their tracks “Firearms” and “Calor Humano” have been featured on BBC 6 U.K’s much praised Tom Robinson sessions, the infamous and Triple J. Sora Shima have supported notable international acts such as Broken Social Scene, Mono and national acts such as Dimmer, The Mint Chicks, An Emerald City, Jakob and Spectrum.

Cornerstone Roots-Known as one of NZ finest reggae bands. touring with bands such as the Black Seeds, Zuvuya, Jamboree Sound, Karena & Bassteppa Sound System and Trinty Roots and having supported legendary reggae acts as Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, Sly n Robbie with Michael Rose, Jimmy Cliff, Lee Scratch Perry, and Mad Professor. They are set to complete their new album in Nov 2010.

SMV and Koma -DJ SMV (formerly known as DJ Smoove) is one of New Zealand's top Hiphop DJs.He has travelled extensively as a tour DJ along side Tyna & JB, Young SId, Mr Sicc, Chong Nee, Katcahfire, Adeaze, Nesian Mystik, Savage & DJ SIrvere to name a few. SMV featured on 'DJ SIrveres Major Flavours 2 in 2002 (x2 platinum NZ).
Koma is one of two MCs from legendary Hamilton hip hop group 4 Corners. One of New Zealand's shining stars in the rap game, Koma along side MC Hepaklypz & DJ Omega-B released their album 'The Foundations' in 2006, followed by a successful nation wide tour. Their album featured production from P-Money, DJ Militia, Fire & Ice, DJ Ali and more. Guests on the album include Che Fu, Tyra Hammond and ladi 6. eaturing on P-Money's album "Big Things" (Platinum sales) & Dj Sirveres Major Flavors 4 (3x platnium NZ). Koma alongside his crew has secured international support with Talib Kweli, DJ Revolution, People Under The Stairs & Mobb Deep. Also performing live for DJ Sirvere's set at Missy Elliot 2005.


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