Gig Guide

MUSIC | ARTS | CULTURE

Tuesday 10 December
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 7.45pm-11.45pm | 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. Pre Booking is recommended as these nights are popular!
PM through the Portland Open Mic fb page or txt Ema on 0212322593 to book a slot.

Wednesday 11 December
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 8pm-10.30pm | R18 | Free
Jack and Jen’s last acoustic night for 2019 at the Portland – Jennifer Austin and Jack Mabire are back again to Portland with a few new numbers. From the Top 40 to solid gold classics; from Chaka Khan to Billie Eilish, Putting our own stamp on tunes from every decade plus a few guilty pleasures that it’s ok to love… re: the 90’s.

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

HOME BAR CAFE (SAMOA) | 8pm-12am | R18 | Free
Island Base & Samoa Tourism present BASE Sessions #3 – BASE Sessions ft. Zane:Tee, ORIKoL, Jazz & Nathan James.

Thursday 12 December
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE |9pm-12pm | R18 | Free
Calileo ~ Citrus Dreams ~ Goodspace – ‘Calileo’ creates lush melodies coated in spine-tingling guitar, and dipped in heartbreaking atmospheres. With a passion for songwriting running through his veins from an early age, Calileo taps into time spent writing and recording in bands to bring you silky vocal tones and a songs that will move you.

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

Friday 13 December
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 9pm | R18 | Free
Soul Samba Circus – Friday 13th Party! – Come and party with the SSC gang! Friday the 13th so no Black Cats please. Free entry! Bring your friends!

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Djs Haz Beats, Bobby Brazuka & Marjorie Sinclair

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Yam Jams

VERONA | 10pm-1am | R18 | Free
Off Da Grid – KFM favourites ‘Off Da Grid’ crew will be spinning finest selection from the collection…Featuring Mary-Anne (aka L’atmosfera) & Stina…expect a night of beautiful tunes an great beats…

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 8pm | R18 | $20-25 Pay at event
Battle of the Bands 2019 National Championship – NZ Final 1

Saturday 14 December
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 9pm-2am | R18 | Free
Xmas Bangers at Portland – Portland is bringing you the opportunity to dust of those old dance moves this Xmas season and go back in time to perfect your robot you left in the 80s and 90s …..and maybe remember why we left it there. Portland will give 2 X $50 bar tab to best dressed ones too so dress to win.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Djs Killamanraro & Seymore

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
LeeGomez from Yoko-Zuna

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 9pm-12am | R18 | $25+ from undertheradar.co.nz
3rd annual Christmas Shindig! – 100% GOOD & The Noisefloor have teamed up to bring you an exceptional lineup of local artists to support a great cause, with a secret co-headline guest to be revealed on the night. DJ’s SG Margo & Tony M. All profits go to ‘Girls Rock Camp’.

ANTHOLOGY K RD | 8pm | R18 | $20-25 Pay at event
Battle of the Bands 2019 National Championship – NZ Final 2

Wednesday 18 December
ANTHOLOGY K RD | 8pm | R18 | Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz
CJC Xmas Party with Ijebu Pleasure Club – Ijebu Pleasure Club will show you that all music comes from mother-Africa. For this gig, they’ll do a deep dive into the the Nigerian Funk & Jazz influenced Afrobeat music of Fela Kuti, before heading off on their own interpretations of 80’s pop, as seen through that lens.Dancing will not only be encouraged, we defy you to stand still! Come and celebrate the end of a great year of jazz with us!

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

Thursday 19 December
BROWNE ST. (50 ROSEBANK ROAD) | 7pm-11pm | R18 | $5-$20*
Fundraiser event for Ride For Life – On January 2nd Raph is cycling a full lap of NZ to raise money and awareness for mental health! All money raised is going to the I Am Hope foundation! Please join us to give Raph a great send off!
With DJs: TDK, GRANTIS and ROCKY PONTING. It’s going to be an awesome night! *Entry fee: $5 if you’re wearing your RIDE FOR LIFE tshirt Or $20 entry and you’ll receive a RIDE FOR LIFE tshirt!! Check out their Givealittle page here.

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

Friday 20 December
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 9pm-2am | R18 | Free
Soul Train Disco – Party like it’s 1979 and bring your Soul Train dance moves to the Portland Public House Disco – With DJ Tina Turntables.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Djs Bobby Brazuka, Manuel Bundy & Grantis

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Jay Jeffrey

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.

Saturday 21 December
THE PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 9pm-2am | R18 | Free
Santa Pub Crawl Kingsland – The LAST Saturday before Christmas we want to turn Kingsland into a Summer Wonderland for all of those who haven’t gone away yet (or those that aren’t going away of course) and make this evening a biggy! Bars across Kingsland are participating to offer all passport holders drink and food offers throughout the night and will have awesome entertainment for you as well. Participating bars are: The Portland Public House, Kingslander, Holy Hop & 605.

O.M.G it’s Christmas at Portland! – This is the last Saturday before Christmas and we want to make sure we do it right! We’ve got DJ’s Melicious and Paul T Gheist Music to play dance floor fillers to help this Christmas be an absolute banger!

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Latinaotearoa Summer Tour with support from TDK

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Klassiks from Paris

Friday 27 December
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 10pm | R18 | Free
DJ TDK

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Cintia Kawashita

Saturday 28 December
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 10pm | R18 | Free
Djs Marjorie Sinclair

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Lucas Datt

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 4 January
SILENT STUDIOS (6 PATRICK ST, ONEHUNGA) | 4pm-4am | R18 | tickets from ticketfairy.com
12 hour warehouse rave feat. JANEIN (Berghain/GER) – Auckland Techno Collective are putting on a 12 hour rave! All the way from Germany, JANEIN with a stacked line up of local support – Logan Baker, Sandboards, K2K, Samari, Pieter Borgh, Sun Archive and Matt Empyre.

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

Thursday 26 March
Spiegeltent from Four Points by Sheraton Auckland | R18 | Tickets from aucklandfestival.co.nz
At Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony – Six years on from the creation of New Zealand cult classic album @Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony, @Peace reunites for a special one-off live performance – a 2020 reinterpretation of the Taite Prize-nominated opus in its entirety, accompanied by special musical guests including Riki Gooch (Trinity Roots) on drums.