Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Let’s Bring Christmas to Johnsonville


Let’s Bring Christmas to Johnsonville

The year is rapidly shutting down (the world too if predictions are to be believed?) and we have some cool Christmas news. Our resident pop genius Vorn has distinguished himself by winning the Tranz Metro “Metro Factor” Award for his Christmas song ‘Let’s Bring Christmas to Johnsonville’, and the news is spreading quickly via YouTube. Check out the video here and his Dominion Post appearance here. An anthem for our times, I think you’ll agree!

Gold Medal Famous is also getting into the Christmas spirit; they’ve contributed two tracks to a Christmas EP, alongside Cliché Guevara and Heat Like Me. Have a listen on Bandcamp.

Aucklanders will be treated to a rare live performance by Bill Direen and the Bilders tonight at Whammy Bar; and he’s heading to the South Island for shows in Christchurch and Dunedin in January. Keep an eye out for Bilders tour dates on www.powertoolrecords.co.nz.

The latest release on Powertool Records is from Transcendental Learning Collective and it’s quickly picking up a few fans. Formed by DJN (DRONE/DRONEnsemble, Rome, Crane, AFL) around 2010, the band recorded this, their debut album “SHIFT”, during 2011 – 2012 with the fluid production skills of Mike Hodgson (Pitch Black, Tinnitus) and extra extra guitars courtesy of Sean O’Reilly (King Loser, Ola, Sferic Experiment). Expect minimal guitar grooves with maximum repetition courtesy of 3 guitars and a laptop; the band say it may be satisfying to listeners of Can, Pink Floyd, Suicide, Kraftwerk, The Fall, the Gordons, Spacemen 3, Fela Kuti, trance music, with a splash of dub. They played a cracking show alongside Cat and Sock at Auckland’s Audio Foundation a few weeks back. Check out the TLC video: ‘MUNT IN E7’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKMLCJrr5AY


The Indie Club, held every Thursday at UFO HQ in New Lynn Auckland, is back in full effect, hosting some great bands since it recently re-started: The Favoured Few, Used to be Apes, The Deloreans, Bluebird Avenue and Come Down Kid. This week is a bit different – it’s happening on Friday 21st (instead of Thursday), and features three talented new bands – all still in school: Nightwing, Exit 420 and Between the Lines. Anyone wanting to play future Indie Clubs should email Renee: powertoolrecordsnz1@gmail.com.

The start of 2013 (if it arrives!) is going to be busy: more Indie Clubs, albums from Nick Raven and Brother Love, a new international version of Drill magazine, and action a-plenty from your favourite Powertool artists. And if you haven’t checked out our new collection “Bulletholes 4: Exploring the Unknown”, make sure you do – it’s a goodie, featuring a great cross-section of artists. Have a listen on Bandcamp.
OK, now go and have a great Christmas and New Year!

www.powertoolrecords.co.nz
Powertool on Facebook

--
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>


Howard Davis: Review - The Cosmic Dance Of 'String Theory'

Fly My Pretties sixth album is quite possibly their best yet - a concept album in the best sense, with superb arrangements, funky grooves, and some great vocalizing, all organized around the lyrical leitmotif of string theory. More>>

Non-Natural History: Dinosaur Eggs 'Discovered' At Auckland Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens plant curators have unearthed what are thought to be prehistoric dinosaur eggs in the Gondwana Forest section of the expansive garden in Manurewa... In fact, the “dinosaur eggs” are part of an innovative, larger-than-life dinosaur performance and display featuring a raptor, a crested therapod and a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. More>>

For The Birds: Kōkako Crowned Bird Of The Year

The Kōkako has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of close competition and heated campaigning. More>>

ALSO:

  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news