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

 


Free Goon this Wednesday!

Free Goon this Wednesday!

No don’t panic – they haven’t been locked up. However, Goon are playing their last show for quite a while – and it’s FREE!

Aucklanders will have the chance to drop into a friendly local pub and catch Goon, Superturtle and Aletta play a free show this Wednesday evening. They’re playing at the cosy Clare Inn, located at 278 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden (just by the Dominion Road Countdown). Rochelle and Andrew are gearing up for the birth of their baby – so they’re taking some understandable time off from the band.

On a roll after releasing their third album, the three-piece rock sound created by Christian, Rochelle and Andrew is distinctive and punchy and its limitations tend to encourage simplicity of sound. Live, they are raw, run and riff-laden, with a catchy, driving guitar sound which really gets you going.

Goon emerged in 2003, won the York Street Acid Test which gave them their first success, and they released an EP called ‘Three Piece Of Love’. Their next release came in 2007 with ‘Boy Girl Boy’ which received excellent reviews. Now they have revealed their third album ‘Flying Numb’, filled with Goon’s eclectic style of fun catchy rock-poppers and moody atmospheric songs. They have achieved many things and accumulated a pile of attributes that can only be expected of a band that has stood the test of time. To date they have made 9 music videos, had several live TV and radio performances, featured on the bFM top ten with two number ones and had great reviews and fantastic gigs throughout the country. The latest single, ‘It’s Alright’ is a minimalistic catchy song that has already been picked up by the student radio network and featured on the kiwi fm top 20 and bFN top ten. New single ‘Just Be Friends’ recently hit number 2 on the bFM Top Ten.

Goon, Superturtle and Aletta
Clare Inn

Wednesday April 26th
278 Dominion Rd, Auckland
Starts 8.30pm
Goon on at 9.45pm
www.goon.co.nz
Goon 'Flying Numb' on Bandcamp

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