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Joanna Newsom, Health, Competition & More

Mystery Girl Presents news: Joanna Newsom, Health, Competition & More

JOANNA NEWSOM & BAND NEW ZEALAND SHOWS

Mixing gothic tales with her ethereal, melodic harp over expansive orchestrations (arranged by Van Dyke Parks), Newsom’s second album, Ys was recently voted by Mojo Magazine and Pitchfork as one of the album’s of the past decade. Epic in every sense of the meaning, Ys was even more musically rich and lyrically complex than her debut The Milk-Eyed Mender. Newsom has proved with Ys that she is a conceptual musical talent, happiest in uncharted territory.

After the release of her debut album, The Milk Eyed Mender, Newsom developed a huge underground following that led to her touring with Will Oldham, Cat Power and Devendra Banhart. She then toured Japan, Australia, New Zealand (with Smog) and Iceland, along the road playing at festivals in Bonaroo, Sasquatch, Green Man, Rothskilde and the Patti Smith-curated Meltdown Festival as well as a benefit concert with her hero, Neil Young.

In Christchurch Joanna will be joined by Sweden’s Jens Lekman, and in Auckland and Wellington by Bachelorette.

Mystery Girl, Galesburg and 95bFM Present Joanna Newsom & Band

Saturday 30th of January – The Harbourlight – Christchurch – with Jens Lekman

Sunday 31st of January – The Paramount – Wellington

Tuesday 2nd of February – The Dorothy Winstone Centre (Auckland Girls Grammar School) – Auckland

Tickets on sale from Friday 4th of December from www.undertheradar.co.nz, Real Groovy (Auckland & Christchurch) Slow Boat (Wellington)


NOISE-POP REVOLUTIONARIES HEALTH TOURING NEW ZEALAND IN FEBRUARY

Galesburg and Sad Guy, in association with Mystery Girl are very pleased to present Los Angeles, California’s HEALTH, on their first-ever New Zealand tour.
Renowned for their blistering, furious live shows – more than many bands, the stage is their primary medium, so much so that much of their output has actually been recorded in LA venue The Smell during off-hours, instead of in a traditional studio – HEALTH in many ways sit at the apex of some of the most defining musical styles of the past decade (or longer). Creating a seamless blend of chaos and melodicism, musicianship and experimentation, HEALTH draws together seemingly disparate sounds drawn from no-wave, post-punk, noise & grindcore, electronic pop & ambient music into a cohesive, formidable whole.


"HEALTH make extremely pleasant noise music. How can such a thing be, you ask? I don't know." - VICE MAGAZINE
"HEALTH music can be harsh and grating, of course, but also sensually smooth and sexy and electronic and also metallic and all Fodderstompfy." - LA WEEKLY

Since their formation in 2005, HEALTH’s presence has exploded, with kids dancing, blogs freaking out and critics raving about their shows. Their second album GET COLOR, recorded in an especially gnarly part of Lincoln Heights, L.A with Manny Nieto, is an exuberant proclamation of noise, rock and electronic splendor. The record is a celebration of sound; pretty, harsh, soft and basked in a blanket of ethereal vocals and is the manifesto HEALTH have been promising since their inception.

Dates:

FEB 19 – AUCKLAND – TRANSMISSION ROOM

FEB 20 – WELLINGTON – SFBH

FEB 22 - CHRISTCHURCH - UCSA 2010 Orientation

Tickets on sale Fri 5th December from www.undertheradar.co.nz, Real Groovy Auckland, Slow Boat Wellington and Moshtix.

For more information contact Jim@galesburg.co.nz


SECOND NEKO CASE SHOW IN WELLINGTON ANNOUNCED!

That's right, due to popular demand and the fact that the first show is heading toward a sell out Galesburg has decided to add a new show in Wellington for Neko Case and her band...

Thursday 21st of January - The San Francisco Bath House...tickets on sale soon from Slow Boat Records and www.undertheradio.co.nz

FINAL LANEWAY ANNOUNCEMENT

In case you missed it yesterday, look out for Laneway! Presented by 95bfm, C4 and Real Groove
Monday, February 1st 2010. Britomart Square, Auckland, New Zealand.

The very first St Jeromes Auckland Laneway Festival has already got you very excited. We at festival HQ are very excited too! You already know the line up is quite possibly one of New Zealand best ever featuring: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, DIRTY THREE, THE 3D’S, THE XX, BLACK LIPS, N.A.S.A, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS, FAMILY CACTUS & DEAR TIMES WASTE.

The roll call of artists is now even better! To complete an impossibly perfect Auckland Laneway Festival line up and to ensure Britomart will look and sound better than it ever has before, we are very proud to announce the final additions to the bill: DANIEL JOHNSTON, SARAH BLASKO, HOCKEY, THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION, SURF CITY, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, STREET CHANT

The Sydney Laneway festival has already sold out. So friend, you best be getting your ticket now!

Get tickets from www.lanewayfestival.co.nz or Real Groovy

MYSTERY GIRL & GALESBURG COMPETITION WINNERS!

We’ve done the draw, using scientific methods and observed by impartial observers…and we can say congratulations to Tony (95bFM), Karl (Mystery Girl Website) Patrick (MG Facebook) and Brit (Galesburg) who have won themselves a DOUBLE PASS each to all the below shows...there were some pretty entertaining entries if you want to read them here

If you want to go to ANIMAL COLLECTIVE you will need to buy tickets today as it will sell in the next day or so

AKRON/FAMILY

Tuesday December 15th – the Kings Arms – Auckland

Wednesday December 16th – Bar Bodega – Wellington

Tickets from www.undertheradar.co.nz, Real Groovy Auckland and Slow Boat Records Wellington from September 7th

NEKO CASE

Tuesday 19th of January 2010 – at the Bruce Mason Centre – Auckland. Tickets on sale from www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Wednesday 20th and 21st of January 2010 – San Francisco Bath House - Wellington. Tickets on sale from www.undertheradar.co.nz and Slow Boat Records

THE HANDSOME FAMILY

Wednesday 27th of January – Montecristo Room – Auckland
Thursday 28th of January – San Francisco Bath House – Wellington
Friday 29th of January – Chicks Hotel – Dunedin
Saturday 30th of January – Sounday – Hagley Park – Christchurch
Sunday 31st of January – Aratoi – Masterton

Tickets on sale from www.undertheradar.co.nz Real Groovy (Auckland) Slow Boat (Wellington) Chicks Hotel (Dunedin) Aratoi (Masterton)

YO LA TENGO

Monday 8th February – The Montecristo Room – Auckland
Tuesday 9th February – San Francisco Bath House – Wellington

Tickets on sale from www.undertheradar.co.nz, Real Groovy (Auckland) and Slow Boat (Wellington)

PAVEMENT

March 1st 2010 - Auckland Town Hall - Auckland

Tickets on sale from 0800BUYTICKETS

DIRTY PROJECTORS

Wednesday 3rd of March - Montecristo Room - Auckland
Thursday 4th of March 2010 – San Francisco Bath House - Wellington

Tickets on sale from www.undertheradar.co.nz or Real Groovy (Auckland) or Slow Boat (Wellington)

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