Sea Mouse 'Rattle Your Bones' Tour
to May 4

Sea Mouse 'Rattle Your Bones' Tour

After 2 years of recording and performing in Wellington, the ferociously energetic band Sea Mouse are taking their hard-hitting, modern blues rock ‘n’ roll to throughout New Zealand over March, April and May 2019 on the ‘Rattle Your Bones’ tour, with special guests to be announced.

Sea Mouse is the fully fledged platform for the songs of Seamus Johnson, which fused, bruised and kicked its way into existence in 2016.
The band have since become revered and respected in the Wellington scene for their enigmatic songwriting, uncompromising bass lines (Scott Maynard) and thunderous rhythms (Thomas Friggens).

Nothing portrays Sea Mouse ’s hard-hitting, well-hewn anthems more than the thunderous and visceral nature of the live performance. The trio have a knack for shaking up a room and summoning your inner animal - hold onto your hats, it’s going to get loud.

March 9th - Common Room, Hawke’s Bay

March 23rd - The Stomach, Palmerston North

April 18th - Meow, Wellington

April 20th - Whammy Backroom, Auckland

April 26th - Lyttelton Records, Christchurch

April 27th - Dharma Bums Club, Wairau Valley

May 3rd - Paisley Stage, Napier

May 4th - Lucky Bar, Whanganui

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre / WGTN
7:30 PM19:30

The Brian Jonestown Massacre / WGTN

Iconoclastic purveyors of drone-laden psychedelia, The Brian Jonestown Massacre will make their long-awaited return to New Zealand shores in June, 2018 with their brand-new record Something Else

Fronted by prolific outlier Anton Newcombe, The Brian Jonestown Massacre have ploughed their own fertile furrow in the field of neo-psychedelia, yielding an impressive harvest of fifteen acclaimed studio albums across twenty eight years, including the brand new long player Something Else, which returns to the classic swirling retro-hued guitars, washed over droning and hypnotic rhythms, and of course Newcombe’s trademark edifying and biting social commentary. 

Through electrifying live shows, and nourished by a remarkable flow of exciting new recorded music the Brian Jonestown Massacre have grown a loyal fan base in New Zealand. BJM fans know that each time they strap in for another journey with the band, be it on record, or in mortal flesh, they are in for one hell of a fucking trip. 

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Blind Boy Paxton - NZ Tour 2018
to Feb 17

Blind Boy Paxton - NZ Tour 2018

US bluesman Blind Boy Paxton has announced a six-date New Zealand tour for February 2018, with shows including Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington and Hawkes Bay.

Blind Boy Paxton is the living embodiment of the true blues in the 21st Century, but plays it all in the true songster tradition - ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and lots more.

The multi-instrumentalist has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay.

He sings and plays the banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones. He has the eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real.

Blind Boy Paxton kicks off his New Zealand run in February 2018 as the special guest of Kitty Daisy & Lewis at the Powerstation on February 11.

He then goes on for his own headline shows across the country, taking in Totara Street in Tauranga on February 12, Christchurch’s The Piano on February 13, Theatre Royal in Nelson on February 15, Old St Paul’s in Wellington on February 16, before winding things up in Hawkes Bay at Blackbarn on February 17.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the extraordinary bluesman live in New Zealand this February.

Tickets on sale Wednesday December 6.

February 11 – Powerstation – Auckland – with Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (tickets from 
February 12 - Totara St - Tauranga
February 13 - The Piano - Christchurch
February 15 - Theatre Royal - Nelson (tickets from 
February 16 - Old St Pauls - Wellington
February 17 - Black Barn – Hawkes Bay

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Kitty , Daisy & Lewis - NZ Tour 2018
to Feb 11

Kitty , Daisy & Lewis - NZ Tour 2018

Blind Tiger Touring is pleased to announce the return of Kitty, Daisy & Lewis to New Zealand shores this summer.

The talented siblings, known for their authentic take on vintage country and first-generation rhythm and blues, will play at Black Barn in Hawkes Bay on February 9, San Fran in Wellington on February 10 and the Powerstation in Auckland on February 11 in support of their new album, SUPERSCOPE.

“Kitty, Daisy and Lewis have turned out a vibrant, energy-filled fourth album showcasing their modern take on blues, rock ‘n’ roll and soul, an old-time sound from a millennial perspective” 
- NZ Herald

“SUPERSCOPE is an addictive album, shooting clean and pure into your veins. Add this to your party mix and just try to keep your hips from shaking”
- Soundblab

The trio will be joined on stage by their father Graeme Durham, new bassist Popcorn, and legendary trumpeter Eddie ‘Tan Tan’ Thornton. 

No strangers to New Zealand, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis have built up a strong Kiwi fanbase over the last eight years, wowing audiences with their vibrant live performances and tight musicianship. Fans can expect to hear some of the band’s most popular tunes, such as ‘Going Up The Country’ and ‘Baby Bye Bye’ alongside new material from SUPERSCOPE.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are a must see in New Zealand this summer. Tickets on sale Monday November 13 at 10.00am from Bay), (Wellington) and (Auckland)

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The Dandy Warhols - NZ Tour 2018
8:00 PM20:00

The Dandy Warhols - NZ Tour 2018

Blind Tiger Touring is pleased to announce that the Dandy Warhols will play their first New Zealand dates in 16 years this September, with shows in Auckland and Christchurch.

The Alt-Rock band from Portland, Oregon, will bring their dynamic live show to New Zealand audiences once again, playing Christchurch’s The Foundry on September 19th, and Auckland's Powerstation on September 20th 2017.

The Dandy Warhols released their major-label album debut The Dandy Warhols Come Down in 1997, but rose to new levels of fame with their acclaimed album Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, featuring the hit song Bohemian Like You, dubbed by The Independent as a ‘defining song of the last decade’.

The Alt-Rock outfit (consisting of Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Zia McCabe, Peter Holmström and Brent DeBoer) have an impressive track record, including opening for David Bowie on his 2003 'A Reality Tour’, releasing 10 Studio albums (most recently Distortland in 2016) and touring the World over. They are a staple band of their genre, with tracks like ‘Godless’, ‘We Used to Be Friends’, ‘Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth’ and ‘The Last High’ as adored and influential today as they were on release.

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Gemma Ray / WGTN
12:30 PM12:30

Gemma Ray / WGTN

Gemma Ray brings her band and reverb drenched atmospheric sound to NZ this May. 

Berlin based/Essex born, Gemma's sound has been described as Gothic-folk,and pop-noir, but tags aside - it's a moody mix of psychedelic blues with a hefty nod to her sizzling cinematic side. She also writes and produces music for film and television and notably worked with famous German director Wim Wenders. 

Counting such admirers as Grinderman, whom she opened for on her last jaunt down-under, and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, she has also collaborated with Sparks, the recently departed Alan Vega from New York legends Suicide, and Thomas Wydler, drummer from The Bad Seeds. Jimmy Page saw her open for Mott The Hoople at their three UK shows in 2009 and said she is 'not to be missed' 

Gemma Ray’s latest opus The Exodus Suite is a dramatic 52-minute odyssey through her unique style of epic torch song psychedelia. Recorded live in seven days at the infamous Candy Bomber Studios (situated in the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin) by Ingo Krauss, the album’s title reflects the personal-political themes of the songs within. The Exodus Suite was released on 20th May 2016 on Bronzerat Records. 

An unexpected yet inescapable influence on The Exodus Suite sessions was the presence of 8,000 Syrian refugees housed in the hangar beneath the studio during the recording. The stark reality of the refugees’ circumstances (whom are still housed there to this day), and the experience of these sights, sounds and smells right within spitting distance, lent a profoundly immediate dimension to Gemma Ray’s lyrical explorations of love for all life, exile and relocation, nature's sovereignty, technology, class and most of all the need for human empathy. 

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