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This Mother's Day Give The Gift of Music

This Mother's Day Give The Gift of Music

Chances are when you were but a glint in your mother's eye, there were songs playing on the radio and albums she loved that still remind her of that time.

She may have sung Dinah Lee to you to get you off to sleep, blasted Split Enz on the radio on long road trips, danced with her friends to When The Cats Away or was chilling in a feild with thosands of others asPitch Black performed while you and the other kids played elsewhere.

Why not try and find some of those lost classics for her this Mother's Day? Pop into your local JB Hi-Fi, the Warehouse or Dub Dot Dash has a handy list of all the independent music stores in NZ - have a root around in the record bins and unearth some of those happy memories.

Or you can create new memories together by introducing her to something brand new, or taking her along to see some live music...

There are some proud mum's celebrating their own and their children's musical successes today after last nights Pacific Music Awards including David Dallas's mother (pictured: photo via @yohos on twitter) who accepted the NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist award as David was in Europe, where he's touring with Six60.

Some mums around the country will also be feeling proud tonight as Glass Owls, Black City Lights, French For Rabbits and Ezra Vine perform at the NZ Music Showcase hosted by Outward Sound in Brighton, UK.

The Folkie Mum

Flip Grater – Pigalle
Melancholy musings from a smoke-filled Parisian bar.

Tiny Ruins – Brightly Painted One
Intimate folk-pop and hauntingly beautiful vocals.

Aldous Harding – Aldous Harding
Dark, folky musings from a rising new talent.

Great North – Up In Smoke
Thoughtful Americana alt-folk from down South.

The Classical Mum

Sol3 Mio – Sol3 Mio
Chart-topping, opera-singing Samoan trio take on classics from Nessun Dorma to Ten Guitars.

New Zealand Chamber Soloists – Corybas: The Piano Chamber Music of John Psathas
New Zealand's best soloists take on eight chamber ensemble works by our most accomplished composer.

The Rock Mum

Liam Finn – The Nihilist
Eccentric and boisterous experimental pop/rock.

Blacklistt – Blacklistt
Hard rock and blistering guitars.

Midge Marsden – Back To The Well
The latest from the Taranaki blues/rock legend.

The Soul Mum

Estere – Estere
An amalgam of styles backed with bass, beats, synths and evocotive vocals.

Bailey – iXL EP (only available digitally)
Classic neo-soul with a smooth, smoky vocal.

The Roots/Reggae Mum

The Wagner Brothers - The Wagner Brothers EP
Brothers Adrian and Marc Wagner grew up in the United Kingdom listening to ska and reggae music and draw on these influences for their dancehall debut in the Māori language, ‘The Wagner Brothers

Jayson Norris – Save My Soul
Soul, roots and rock, produced by Tiki Taane.

Live Events For Mother's Day

Sunday 11th May

Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival (Fri 9th - Sun 11th)
Paihia Pacific Resort, Paihia

Mothers Day Concert of Harps and Flowers
Highwic House, Epsom, Auckland

Fledge Collective Presents 'Giving Up' - a deconstructed film and live music experience
Victoria Theatre, Devonport

Carnivorous Plant Society
Portland Public House, Auckland

The Dom Road Singers 2.00pm
Auckland Theatre Company's community choir led by music director Jason Te Mete.
Mt Albert Library, Auckland

Ukulele class for families 1.30pm
Birkenhead Public Library, Auckland

Hush Puppy Sound System
Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh

Manawatu Jazz Club
Cloverlea Tavern, Palmerston North

Mother's Day Concert with the Unity Singers
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North

Quiet Storm
Palmerston North Central Library

Divine Devilles
Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

Mothers Day Jazz Lunch
Ashhurst Inn, Ashhurst

Women in Harmony & Stepping Out Solo
Irish Society Hall, Christchurch

Sunday Arvo Sounds
Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe, Christchurch

Southland Festival of the Arts – Adam Page
Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Invercargill


Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
In Recital with Terence Dennis
Aotea Centre, Auckland
Saturday 24 May

70th Birthday Gala Tour
Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin.
Sunday 1 June

Hollie Smith Unplugged
Orleans, Britomart, Auckland
Friday 30 May

Kimbra with Janelle Monae (US)
Vector Arena, Auckland
Saturday 24 May

Hollie Smith plays an intimate acoustic show at Auckland's Orleans this May.


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