Gigs, Gigs, Gigs – Laneways, Thee Oh Sees and Sun Araw

Busy times ahead and that’s before we get to Real Estate visiting our shores (including Dunedin!) in March.

To make sense of the music choices coming up here are some words, links, pics and tracks.

Thee Oh Sees

Pop-folk psychedelic group. Known for their thrashy sets.

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Fri Jan 27th, 2012

Whammy Bar

Doors open: 9:00 pm
Entry: R18
Read more: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/thee-oh-sees-p1029896

Oops, sold out.

Sun Araw

Trippy, organic and deeply psychedelic, drawing on inspiration from afrobeat, west coast 60s psych, Neil Young and krautrock

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Sat Feb 4th, 2012

Whammy Bar

Doors open: 9:00 pm
Entry: R18
$15 and just a few tickets left..(no Prince Rama for us – natch)

Read more: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sun-araw-p1179756

Also Good

Dan Deacon was pretty fabulous last time he visited. Electronic music mayhem from the professor. 3 Feb at Whammy Bar.

Laneways

30 Jan. Book here http://www.lanewayfestival.co.nz/ – its being held down past the Auckland Viaduct at the somewhat grandiosely named Silo Park.

Choices, choices, choices. For the first time three stages are running so you can’t see all the bands (unless you are very fast on your feet). Looking below it is not clear if the stages have a particular musical bias, it’s just a matter of picking what you want to hear and manoeuvring yourself to the right stage at the same time.

I will be looking out for the alt grungy bands mostly, that is Yuck, Girls and Cults. However all of the bands have their attractions, from the force that is (Sir) Shayne P. Carter to the kraut-rockish Horrors.

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Here are links to playlists featuring some of these bands, and to save me writing, their entry in the All Music Guide -  (a work in progress)

Anna Calvi – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Austra – my mixesAMG Guide Entry – Other

Cultsmy mixesAMG Guide Entry – Other

EMA – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Girlsmy mixesAMG Guide Entry – Other

FEIST – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Glassermy mixesAMG Guide Entry – Other

Gotye – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

The Horrors – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Laua Marling – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

M83 – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Opposum – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Pajama Club – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Shayne P Carter – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

SBTKRT – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Sherpa – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Toro Y Moimy mixesAMG Guide Entry – Other

Transisters – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Twin Shadow – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Washed Out – my mixes – AMG Guide Entry – Other

Whew. You could of course just refer to the Laneways guide to the bands.

Finally, here is a sample of their tunes very unscientifically chosen and sorted (to follow shortly…..)


Laneways by Paul on Grooveshark