Category Archives: Past Events

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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TASH SULTANA @ The Powerstation : 27 May 2017

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After an EPIC 2016 with sold out shows around the world, Tash Sultana is excited to announce a New Zealand tour for 2017, playing Christchurch, Wellington and returning to Auckland in May.

Tash made her first visit here in November where she played an incredible sold out show at the Kings Arms in Auckland.

The 21 year-old from Melbourne has become a worldwide sensation over recent months. The incredibly infectious energy of her one-woman show has been winning people over all round the world.

She sings, beatboxes, and plays guitar, mandolin and numerous other instruments on stage, using loops and electronic effects to build a vibe that’s a unique and totally spellbinding experience.

Her 2016 schedule already packs in Laneway Australia and Singapore, a USA tour in February and UK/Europe tour and Tash is stoked to get three more shows in New Zealand in May.

Tash has won triple j’s award for “Unearthed Artist of the Year” and Australia’s National Live Music Award as “Best Live Roots Act”.

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David Dallas @ The Powerstation : 26 May 2017

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In celebration of the release of his fourth studio album Hood Country Club last Friday 21 April, David Dallas has announced shows in Wellington and Auckland.

Playing Wellington’s San Fran on Thursday 25 May and Auckland’s Powerstation on Friday 26 May, David Dallas is back with new material and a new sound, crowning Hood Country Club his best album yet.

“I put it all into this one. I don’t really feel like being build ups – I’ll just say this record took time because it needed to, I’m proud of it, and I’ll be happy when everyone gets to hear it.” – David Dallas.

A harder hitting record, David Dallas doesn’t side step as he touches on everything from the political to the deeply personal.

He’s back and has something to say, with his assertive approach aptly summed up by the NZ Herald: “No word is spared, no line is wasted, any everything lands on or near its intended target.”

David Dallas’ new album follows the critically acclaimed and award-winning album Falling Into Place. Lead single ‘Runnin’ achieved PLATINUM status in New Zealand and has been viewed a whopping 3.8 million times on YouTube.

Hood Country Club is available for purchase and streaming across all platforms now.

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CRYSTAL CASTLES @ The Powerstation : 25 May 2017

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The groundbreaking experimental act, which hails from Toronto, Canada, will play at Auckland’s iconic Powerstation on Thursday, May 25. It comes hot on the heels of announcements that Crystal Castles has also been confirmed for two of the biggest festivals on the planet – Coachella and Bonnaroo.

Crystal Castles changed the face of electronic music when they burst onto the club scene in 2008 with their mind-blowing debut self-titled album. It drew critical acclaim and propelled them to the forefront of EDM communities around the world.

Headlining shows and major festivals all over the globe, the band went onto forge a reputation as one of the most compelling and energetic live acts in music.

“The opening song Plague sent the crowd into immediate frenzies… Ethan Kath’s catastrophic wall of sound ignited the intimate Studio into a pure indie-rave for a solid 90 minutes of distorted bliss” – Undertheradar review from their NZ gig at the Studio in 2013.

Crystal Castles’ next two albums – Crystal Castles II and (III) – saw them continue to push the envelope and solidify their place in the upper echelons of EDM. Now fronted by a new singer, Edith Frances, and with a new album, 2016’s Amnesty (I) to their name; Crystal Castles is writing a new chapter in their already remarkable story.

Expect nothing but an explosion of exhilarating energy, with all the favourite crowd-pleasing tunes as well as the band’s freshest material, when Crystal Castles returns to New Zealand for their one and only show at the Powerstation on May 25. This is one show you do not want to miss!

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