Barry Saunders and the Kelburn Jug Band

Barry Saunders and the Kelburn Jug Band

Get a little twang in your life. Troubadour Barry Saunders (The Warratahs) and Caroline Easther bring their high-lonesome sound to the top of the Cable Car for an intimate show with Amerikiwiana troupe the Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band breaking out the washboard and tea-chest bass.

CABLE CAR MUSEUM / 7:30PM (DOORS 7PM) / THURS 30 MAY / $20

After Hours: She Shreds

After Hours: She Shreds

A line up of some of Wellington’s best bands featuring female-identifying guitarists, bass players and drummers, including Hex, Womb, Linen, Mr Sterile and Oonaverse.  With Mean Wahine DJs from Death Ray Records!

WELLINGTON MUSEUM/ DJs from 7:30PM , Bands 8:30 PM/ FRI 24 MAY / $10.00 / CASH BAR / Door Sales Available

 

The All Seeing Hand

We finish off New Zealand Music Month with this electric ‘eclectic’ group.

You’d be hard pressed to find a group anywhere in the world that creates music even close to the incredible sound emanating from the great Wellington trio The All Seeing Hand.

The group mashes together a mind-melting combination of turntablism, drumming and throat-singing to create a sonic force that is better heard than described. On top of this extraordinary approach to music-making, the three-piece group has been taking its A-game to live gigs, with all three squeezing into a giant pink latex suit called The Blob, from which they burst forth to perform.

TEETH & Earth Tongue

Catch these two great Kiwi indie bands at Space Place.

TEETH is a New Zealand psychedelic rock super group that includes musicians from The Mutton Birds, The Labcoats and The Phoenix Foundation.

Earth Tongue show us its musical links in an evening of Kiwi indie-fused rock that’s guaranteed to bring plenty of bite.

Newtown Rocksteady in dub

Newtown Rocksteady features key members of Wellington’s music scene in an all brass, all bass, all party, big band, big dance, chant down MASH UP.

Newtown Rocksteady has been bringing the sound and values of the original rocksteady movement to festivals, events and established New Zealand venues, with a generous dose of soul and a solid helping of skank, since 2007.

Newtown Rocksteady often features guest appearances from New Zealand music heavyweights, such as MC Israel Starr, members of Fly My Pretties and The Phoenix Foundation.

And now, for the first time, Newtown Rocksteady slides all its songs into the dub arena.

This gig is not to be missed.

Space Place Presents: The Troubles

One of the most exciting and unexpected developments in New Zealand jazz in recent times has been the arrival of The Troubles.

They are led by John Rae, a celebrated drummer hailing from Edinburgh.

During a long residency in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington, The Troubles developed and honed their brand of meticulously composed music. From the coarse to the sublime, the emotive to the absurd, their music is inventive, passionate, honest and wholly life affirming.

The Troubles and their distinct sound are giving pleasure to audiences around the world, with highlights including critically acclaimed, sold-out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2014, 2015 and 2016.