Protomatyr at the Whammy Bar – Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Joe Casey and the rest of Protomatyr shared their angst at Whammy Bar earlier this week.

Here is a video. Very challenging conditions at the Whammy, it’s always so bloody dark.

Love the way Joe fishes a bottle opener out of his suit pocket to open his beer.

Great set and hopefully they will come back soon.

Protomatyr at Whammy Bar - Wed, 21 February 2018


The Others Way Festival 2016

Great night out. 43 bands in 6 hours. I made it to 9. All good, not a dud amongst the bands that I saw.

Others Way gig guide

The downtown venues were not too far apart, the weather was mild and the beer cold. Reminded me of SXSW.

I posted some vids on the Facebook from my phone. I also shot a couple of videos.

I had the most fun with the Aussie band, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding. I don’t usually make it to midnight on a Friday but very pleased I persevered.

Here’s two clips, first a great cover (I was expecting Benny & the Jets off a recent EP…), then a new track off their latest album.

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Live it up (originally Mental as Anything)

Lots of love going out to the Twerps watching at the front of the audience.

Scott & Charlene's Wedding at the Wine Cellar - 2 Sept 2016
Scott & Charlene's Wedding at the Wine Cellar, Auckland on 2 September 2016

PS, for those confused by the name, watch this (warning – terrible 80’s soundtrack and mullets).

Scott & Charlene - Neighbours Wedding

They also played this track

Scott & Charlene's Wedding - Don't Bother Me


David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights

David works really hard to make his music sound effortless.


David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights playing The Studio, Auckland on 2 September 2016



Amelia Murray seamlessly makes the move from bedroom pop to the stage. Sweet slacker pop. She was so excited to be on stage. I have included the vid I watched before the gig, and her latest tune to listen to / buy.  Amelia was interviewed here by some American NZ music aficionados who lust after Chris Knox.

Fazerdaze playing Galatos, Auckland on 2 September 2016
Little Uneasy - Fazerdaze



Love their dark, bassy sound.

HEX playing Neck of the Woods, Auckland on 2 September 2016

Salad Boys

Christchurch’s finest.

Salad Boys - Whammy Bar, Auckland - 2 September 2016

Girls Pissing …

Last set of the night for yours truly. Quite a moving piece. Buy the music here.

Girls pissing on girls pissing playing Neck of the Woods, Auckland on 2 September 2016

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