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Tuesday 22 October
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 8pm | R18 | Free
Portland Open Mic w. Ema B – Portland’s favourite day of the week is back to deliver a great night of Open Mic glory. We have a lovely community of local acts and newcomers are always welcome. PM through the Portland Open Mic fb page or txt Ema on 0212322593 to book a slot.

Wednesday 23 October
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 8pm-10:30pm | R18 | Free
Joanne Slagel live at The Portland Public House – Singer-songwriter Joanne Slagel weaves together her captivating voice and polished guitar skills to perform catchy melodies you’ll be humming for days.

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 8pm | R18 | $10-15 from eventfinda
CJC :: Ocelot (CHCH) – Ocelot is a Christchurch-based jazz quintet playing a compelling mix of high intensity modern compositions and laid-back grooves. Presenting both original music and interpretations of pieces that have inspired them.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Wednesday Society with Bobby Brazuka & Andy Jv

Thursday 24 October
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 8pm-10:30pm | R18 | Free
Sushi Cats & Calm Before – Sushi Cats play their first gig in six months! With local superstars Calm Before. Free entry.

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 7.30pm-10pm | R18 | Koha
Jordy Maxwell I Leigh, New Zealand (Koha Event) – Jordy Maxwell heads to New Zealand for the first time as part of his “Hello, Goodbye” New Zealand Headline tour!

BEDFORD SODA & LIQUOR PONSONBY CENTRAL | 6pm | R18 | Free
DJ Corysco

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 7pm-11:30pm | R18 | $5-15 from eventfinda
Battle of the Bands 2019 National Championship – AKL Heat 2 returns for its 24th year with events running from October – December 2019 at multiple venues around the country. Many well-known NZ music artists have been previous winners and finalists of the event; such as FUNGI/(OPSHOP), TADPOLE, BLINDSPOTT, BAKERS EDDY, SKINNY HOBOS, STRANGELY AROUSING, BRENDON THOMAS & THE VIBES, THE RUBICS, ALIEN WEAPONRY, PALE LADY, BLU FISH, Members of I AM GIANT, DEVILSKIN and many more.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Occupational Therapy with ILL Baz & TDK

THE WINE CELLAR | 8pm | R18 | $10 at event
Women about Sound Performance Night – Women About Sound aims to encourage the development of a thriving diverse music community for women/transwomen/non binary in New Zealand. Lineup – Mukukā, Chrissie Hart with her fab band, La Coco, Rachel Cammell.

Friday 25 October
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 9pm till late | R18 | Free
Motown Mania at The Portland Public House – Taiapa Road, a great NZ covers band performing hits from Motown, Soul, Funk, R&B and Disco dance. Come and hear the songs that changed dance music as we know it today.

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 8pm | R18 | Free
Eclectic Sound Spectrum – Liquid, Funk, Soul & Hip Hop featuring Mr Big Stuff, Manuel Bundy and Mac Summer.

BEDFORD SODA & LIQUOR PONSONBY CENTRAL | 6pm | R18 | Free
Josh on Decks, Professor

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Djs Chip Matthews, Manuel Bundy

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Duncan Funk

SAINT ALICE | 10pm | R18 | $10-15 undertheradar.co.nz
Billy Hoyle (Exclusive NZ Show) – Friends & Whānau and Rudi’s are proud to present Billy Hoyle. With support from Tom Scott (YGB DJ Set), Julien Dyne, Sister Rosa and Lucas Datt.

Saturday 26 October
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 9pm-11pm | R18 | $55*
Tami Neilson – Songwriter series – one of NZ’s most beloved artists of the modern era, blending country, soul and rockabilly into her signature high-octane performances, Neilson’s songs have tugged at our heart-strings and soothed our souls. Accompanied by Tami’s brother and longtime co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to the road this October. *Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz

BEDFORD SODA & LIQUOR PONSONBY CENTRAL | 2pm | R18 | Free
The Laneway Sessions – Catch Lili and the Gillie playing live in the lane from 2pm – 4pm. Get yourself a prime position in the sunny laneway to enjoy the sounds and a cocktail or two! Followed by Bevan Keys and Mickey Havoc on the decks.

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 7pm-11:30pm | R18 | $5-15 on the door
Battle of the Bands 2019 National Championship – AKL Heat 3 returns for its 24th year with events running from October – December 2019 at multiple venues around the country. Many well-known NZ music artists have been previous winners.

SILENT STUDIOS WAREHOUSE | 8pm-4am | R18 | $25-35 from ticketfairy.com*
Shipwrecked 2020 Launch Party – Saturday: FUNK, BASS, D&B. Come and help us officially kick off the roll up to February 2020, with two days of diverse music, markets, food and visual delights at the special Silent Studios Warehouse and Events space. Sista Rosa, Dylan C, L’Amour, Sunshine Sound System, Dj Hudge. *Tickets from the Ticket Fairy, Day pass – $25, Weekend – $35.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Dj Substance

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 8pm | R18 | Free
Rugby Cup Semi-finals games from 8pm followed by Dj Tim Richards

Sunday 27 October
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 8pm-11pm | R18 | $28*
Reb Fountain – Leigh – In a prelude to what is to come, Reb offers us a chance to experience the new material full-spectrum with her stellar band featuring, Dave Khan, Earl Robertson and Karin Canzek this October. *Tickets from tickettailor.com

SILENT STUDIOS WAREHOUSE | 4pm-4am | R18 | $25-35 from ticketfairy.com*
Shipwrecked 2020 Launch Party – Day market and night party! Market/Garage sale between 4:00 PM – 8:00PM Vintage clothing, craft, jewellery, Loads of audio equipment, all kinds of stuff (free entry) then ELECTRONIC in the evening with Matt Drake, Craig James, Onderbroek, K2K and more. *Tickets from the Ticket Fairy, Day pass – $25, Weekend – $35.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB & ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 8pm | R18 | Free
Rugby Cup Quarter-finals games from 8pm followed by Marjorie Sinclair and Andy Jv

POINT CHEVALIER PIRATES RUGBY CLUB, 417 PT CHEV ROAD | 12pm-5pm | All ages | Free
Pt Chev Pirates Family Day – Live Entertainment (special guests), Bouncy Castles, Food Stalls

Tuesday 29 October
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 8pm | R18 | Free
Portland Open Mic w. Ema B – Portland’s favourite day of the week is back to deliver a great night of Open Mic glory. We have a lovely community of local acts and newcomers are always welcome. PM through the Portland Open Mic fb page or txt Ema on 0212322593 to book a slot.

Wednesday 30 October
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 9pm | R18 | Free
Beats By Bingo – On the last Wednesday of the month DJ Tido brings the beats by bingo! Join him for cocktails, seat dancing, sing alongs and even some giggles. free to play and prizes up for grabs!

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 8pm | R18 | $15-20 from eventfinda.co.nz
CJC :: Ben Winkelman (New York) – Ben Winkelman is a jazz pianist and composer from Melbourne, now living in New York City. touring Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the release of his fifth album Balance. Joining him are Sam Anning on bass and Alex Hirlian on drums, both winners of the National Jazz Award.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Wednesday Society with Bobby Brazuka & Andy Jv

Thursday 31 October
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 9pm | R18 | Free
Under The Covers – Creepin’ it real Halloween throwdown – It’s that time of year again and ya boo’s Under The Covers are bringing the best graveyard smash jams for you to get down on for Kingslands biggest Halloween party yet!!! Three $50 bar tabs up for grabs for best dressed!

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 8pm | R18 | $25 from eventfinda.co.nz
Anthology Comedy Featuring Ben Hurley – Ben Hurley is our first headliner for our Anthology Comedy Series at Anthology Lounge on K Road. Ben is the bearded guy on 7 Days and has appeared on numerous TV shows including the Comedy Gala, AotearoHA and Would I Lie To You, and performs to sold out crowds through out NZ. Resident MC for these comedy nights is award-winning kiwi comedian Brendhan Lovegrove, recent winner of NZ Best Male Comedian ( for the tenth time!).

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Occupational Therapy with ILL Baz & TDK

Friday 1 November
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 9pm | R18 | Free
Skylark at the Portland Public House – Skylark is a 5-piece Auckland based band blending elements of rock, blues, world and roots music. Their live show will take you on a aural journey from introspective atmospheres to rocking grooves, sure to have you on your feet.

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 10pm | R18 | $25-30 from ticketfairy.com
Liquid Lowdown x Room One Live Presents Monika/Black Brothers – The Liquid Lowdown & Room One Live brings you a Double headed International lineup of ‘Liquid Drum & Bass of a Soulful Nature & a Deeper Flavour’ featuring Monika (Soulvent/Fokuz/Blu Mar Ten) & DMC champion Black Brothers (D&B/Turntablist Set) supported by The Liquid Lowdown family members Chiccoreli, Reubix, Rhyas hosted by MC Jay Double

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB & ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 7pm | R18 | Free
Djs from 7pm followed by Rugby Cup Games from 9.30pm and Djs until late

NECK OF THE WOODS | 8pm | R18 | $15 from Facebook event page
Raiza Biza & Mo Muse • Auckland Album Release Party – With support from Blaze The Emperor & Jay Knight

Saturday 2 November
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB & ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 7pm | R18 | Free
Djs from 7pm followed by Rugby Cup Games from 9.30pm and Djs until late

RAYNHAM PARK | 10pm | R18 | $20 from Facebook event page
Jafa Mafia Presents: JStar meets Soom T – Known as one of the best MC’s with her flow as exceptional as unique and her conscious lyrics, Soom T is showing us here that she is also comfortable with other musical styles. Alongside honoured selectors: Tobi Jafa, Merriman, Skarob, Empress Naima, Kamal, Undercover.

Sunday 3 November
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 7pm | All ages | Free
Base FM Sunday Session – This months Base FM guest selecta Downtown Brown 1/3 of * SUNSHINE SOUND SYSTEM * NEW ZEALAND * and the nicest guy! Expect a celebration of hip-hop, reggae/dub, dancehall, original skool soul and funk, all the way though to glitch, jungle and trap. Playing in the courtyard for a lovely lazy arvo – pizza and bev specials and FAMILY FRIENDLY.

Wednesday 6 November
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 8pm | R18 | Free
Alícía & Diego Live at Portland Public House – playing some covers and some originals

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 8pm | R18 | $10-15 from eventfinda.co.nz
CJC :: GRG67 – GRG67 is Roger Manins, Mostyn Cole, Tristan Deck and Michael Howell. They have been rehearsing together for a good 6 years or so. However, they are still rough. Rough – but good.

Friday 8 November
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 9:30pm | R18 | $20+ from undertheradar.co.nz
Ultrasounz! – Wellington-based 80’s synthtastic supergroup ULTRASOUNZ brings its infectious, hedonistic flashbacks to the mill! This 9 piece powerhouse, promises to pump up the jams and keep the party going on the dance floor, with every aural guilty pleasure your heart desires.
Featuring the powerhouse voices of Lisa Tomlins and Vanessa Stacey!

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 8pm | R18 | $15-20 from undertheradar.co.nz
Young & $lept On, Vol. 1 – The following cast of delinquent droogs & creatives will take to the stage of Anthology Lounge in a unified showing of talent, glory and gentrification. This is not to be missed, Ft. SAM V, bKIDD, Hiiata, Juwan, Mikey Mayz, Tane the Forest Kid, DSCNDNT, Cee Blu, RJ, EDY And famous MC duo – Siegs & Ptaks.

Saturday 9 November
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 8pm | R18 | $15 pre-sales undertheradar.co.nz, $20 on the door.
Junglefowl at Leigh Sawmill Cafe – A live 4-piece band hatched into the 1960’s New Orleans funk soul sound.

Sunday 10 November
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 3pm-6pm | All ages | $15 pre-sales undertheradar.co.nz, $20 on the
Jade River Ukes & friends – Join us for a family friendly afternoon in the garden
With Dianne Morgan and the Jade River Ukes. Stuff your face with Sawmill pizza and we’ll have specials on some of our favourite local beer and wine

Thursday 14 November
SPARK ARENA | 7.30pm | All ages | $45*
Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards – New Zealand’s biggest night of music at this epic and glamorous event, The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Witness NZ’s most beloved musicians being honoured as we celebrate their outstanding artistic and technical achievements.

Saturday 16 November
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 9pm | R18 | Free
O.M.G 90’s night!
DJ’s Melicious and Ginny spinning tracks from 1990 – 1999 to get that nostalgic feeling really going! We will also have 2 x $50 bar tabs to give away to the best dressed, so make sure you have something amazing prepared!

THE MANGAWHAI TAVERN | 7pm | R18 | $20 from eventfinda
The Rare Occasion 6 -Presenting a night of live, original New Zealand music. With the rare talents of: Round Buddah – Super talented Auckland Funk/Hip-Hop/Neo-Soul 5-piece, SOJØURN – Local Mangawhai psychedelic reggae legends. Farandicus – Smooth and classy Soul/Funk/Hip-hop from Whangarei, Neopolitan – The slick jam trio of Jesse Samu, Austyn Mills and Scott Wynne from Whangarei band Otium.

Sunday 17 November
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 2:30pm-6pm | All ages
Riddim Yard > Fish & Bread Sound System at the Leigh Sawmill – Come join us for an afternoon of roots, reggae and dub music in the Leigh Sawmill courtyard. We’ll be stringing up the Fish and Bread sound, so bring your family and friends out to feel the sound system vibe, in a beautiful part of NZ.

Saturday 23 November
GREY LYNN PARK | 9.30am-6pm | All ages | Free
Grey Lynn Park Festival 2019 – Start planning your day out with friends and family to enjoy all sorts of fabulous fun that has been put together by our brand new team for a fresh-twist of the much loved Grey Lynn Park Festival for 2019!

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 9pm-1am | R18 | $29+ from ticketfairy.com
Cuttin’ Loose. Ft Bad Manners and Friends – A night of electronic debauchery, featuring Bad Manners, Lew & Ro, Tom Boo b2b Davey Jones, Digby & Dumbell.

Thursday 28 November
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 8pm-10pm | R18 | $10+ from undertheradar.co.nz
Sneaky Bones (US / Folk) live in Leigh – Seattle’s Sneaky Bones, the project of songwriter Matthew Bean, is returning to Aotearoa this spring to tour his third studio album Strangers I’ve Already Met, which dropped in May. Last here performing solo in early 2018, Bean’s extensive national tour will this time showcase the folk recording artist with full band for all fourteen dates.

Sunday 1 December
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 5pm-7pm | R18 | Free
Lola Sola (solo) – Auckland/ NZ – Folk/Blues/Soul Singer-songwriter Lola Sola is a touring devotee, lover of cheap wine, laughter and long conversations and has been making her mark on the hearts of both Australians & Kiwis for the past 3 years. Lola Sola returns to Auckland in early December as part of her latest single release.

Saturday 7 December
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 8:30pm-11:30pm | R18 | Koha
Mya’s 21st Birthday Bash – Of all the things she could have done for her big special day, this is what my daughter asked for. Breaking from tradition and opting for a night of music and fun: Steve Tofa (dad), The Mercenaries(uncles) and special guests for one night only- koha at the door to go towards her OE (optional ) Looking for an awesome Saturday night celebrating with friends and whanau, courtesy of the good folks at the Sawmill

Friday 20 December
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 9pm-1am | R18 | $10+ from eventbrite.co.nz
Summer Jam(R18) – Leigh Sawmill – DJ’s Jordan Lee (MAI FM), Katayanagi Twins, Katana (BASSMENT), Floyd Cribb, Chapters (KFM). Cop a pre-sale for $10 and collect a free Summer Jam Mixtape on entry.

Tuesday 31 December
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 8pm-2am | R18 | $50+ from undertheradar.co.nz
The Leigh Sawmill NYE SoundClash – Two of Auckland’s most iconic DJs are coming together to battle it out for dancefloor supremacy in an epic clash of mighty sounds from all flavours of the musical spectrum. KillaManRaro (The Black Seeds) & Bobby Brazuka (Latinaotearoa) will be bringing the combined heat of the South Pacific and South America to your New Years Eve in the unique setting of the legendary Leigh Sawmill Cafe. With support from local beat-slinger extraordinaire Zane Tee (Base Fm/Grapevinyl), plus a suprise selection of extra special guests on live vocals and instrumentation. THIS GIG IS GUARANTEED TO SELL OUT! DO NOT MISS OUT!!

Sunday 29 December to Wednesday 1 January
420 Settlement Rd, Mangawhai | R18 | Tickets from ticketfairy
Northern Bass 19/20 – 29,30,31 December – Three days and nights of New Year celebrations! You can immerse yourself in Northern Bass by staying onsite at the campground, but you can also stay at one of the many baches and or campsites in the Manhawhai/Kaiwaka area. Everything you need for your three day stay is catered for at the festival. From multiple bars and a selection of awesome food outlets to the camp store, hot showers and day parties at our on site lagoon. Head to www.northernbass.co.nz for more info!

Saturday 18 January
AUCKLAND TOWN HALL | 7pm | R18 | Tickets from ticketmaster.co.nz
Fuzen and The Operatives Present FLYING LOTUS 3D – Fans new and old, this time, are invited to forget what they’ve seen or heard before — 3D Live, the creators of the tech says the visual experience is viewable from 120 to 140 degree angles, meaning the holograms, usually flat in a cinema setting, can be seen from around a concert hall. Complimentary 3D glasses means viewers can see music and a virtual world literally collide — taking dancers into a kaleidoscope of pulsing colours, textures or imagery created by long-term collaborators Strangeloop and Timeboy.

Friday 21 February to Sunday 23 February
Tapapakanga Regional Park | All ages | Tickets from iticket.co.nz
Splore Festival 2020 – A three-day music and arts festival staged annually on the shores of Tapapakanga Regional Park – perhaps the most beautiful festival setting in the world. It’s more than a good place. It’s a good place in your heart.
Throughout the three days – and deep into the night – an eclectic lineup of musical artists from New Zealand and abroad plays the festival stages. Performing arts, installations, workshops and forums flower across the site. And people dance like no one’s watching. It’s the best sort of party. But it’s more than a party, it’s a community. To come to Splore is to be part of Splore. Be kind, be respectful, be up for it. http://splore.net

Friday 13 March to Sunday 15 March
TSB Bowl of Brooklands | All ages | Tickets from womad.co.nz
WOMAD New Zealand – WOMAD is a feast for all of the senses. Hear music from throughout the globe, join in with workshops led by talented international musicians, taste delicious and exotic food cooked by the artists, listen to talks, experience the art, dance your heart out and generally soak up the atmosphere and the joy of discovery! For more information and tickets visit www.womad.co.nz