Monthly Archives: June 2017

WOLFMOTHER @ The Powerstation : 9 Jun 2017

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Legendary Australian rockers WOLFMOTHER present their long awaited Gypsy Caravan Tour this June. In support of their fourth album, Victorious, Wolfmother will play two headline shows in Auckland and Wellington.

Having spent the majority of 2016 playing sold-out theatres, stadiums and festivals throughout the world including North and South America, Europe and the UK, Wolfmother finally return to New Zealand for the Antipodean leg of their Gypsy Caravan Tour.

Ten years since their arrival and an enviable career history including multi-platinum sales, ARIA, Grammy and other award nods too numerous to mention, Wolfmother released album number four, Victorious, in 2016 to stellar reviews and an enthusiastic international response. In an era dominated by single-song downloads, it is an album worthy of repeat listens from beginning to end.

Led by vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale, Wolfmother have amassed a global fan base, played to packed-houses around the world, delivered show-stealing sets at star-studded festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds, and have been invited to share stages with rock icons Aerosmith and AC/DC.

Most recently on their return home, Wolfmother performed a series of stadium dates to rave reviews as guests of behemoth rock legends, Guns N’ Roses – as well as playing GnR stadium shows in USA, Singapore and here in New Zealand.

Wolfmother head to New Zealand to showcase Victorious alongside previous works, ensuring Kiwi fans get to experience the big, wild and energetic sound the rest of the world has experienced this past year.

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DJ SHADOW @ The Powerstation : 2 Jun 2017

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Displaying formidable mixing and scratching skills and mixing tunes old and new, DJ Shadow will bring his This Mountain Will Fall tour to New Zealand this May for one show only at Auckland’s Powerstation on Friday June 2.

It’s been 20 years since Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow, unleashed his trip-hop hip-hop mixing mastery on the world with the release of his highly acclaimed debut album ‘Entroducing…’. The album took the world by storm and testament to its genius; the album continues to stand the test of time, cementing DJ Shadow’s position as one of the world’s most progressive producers and DJ.

Shadow followed up with albums including ‘Pre-emptive Strike’, ‘The Private Press’, ‘The Outsider’ and the ‘Bay Area EP’, as well as producing numerous projects most notably on Mo’ Wax projects with James Lavelle such as UNKLE’s ‘Psyence Fiction’, plus working with DJ Krush, Blackalicious, Handsome Boy Modelling School, DJ Cut Chemist and others.

2016 saw the release of his 5th studio album ‘The Mountain Will Fall’, once again showcasing the evolution and adventure that has defined Shadow’s career to date. “I try to force myself to change things on every record, and it’s why I feel that my music will always change,” says Josh. “It’s a bit preposterous to use old samplers when there’s so much more you can do with the new ones. We’d never have the amazing music that Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock did in the 1970s if they’d refused to use new synthesizers, which really defined what they did. It’s people like that that I look to for inspiration.”

Now listen to the sound of a mountain falling.

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