Gig Guide

MUSIC | ARTS | CULTURE

Wednesday 22 January
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Wednesday Society with Bobby Brazuka & guests

Thursday 23 January
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Occupational Therapy with ILL Baz & TDK

Friday 24 January
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Djs Bobby Brazuka, Manuel Bundy & Marjorie Sinclair

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Dylan C

Saturday 25 January
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 8:30pm | R18| Tickets from banishedmusic.com
Marlin’s Dreaming – Summer Tour 19/20, Leigh – From gliding pop ballads, to grungy post-punk, Marlin’s Dreaming have been continually striving to diversify their sound and improve their live performances. The tour marks the celebration of its new full length LP, Quotidian, recorded at Roundhead Studios and set to be released in 2020. After recently playing alongside musical heavyweights, Kirin J Callinan and The Chills, Marlin’s Dreaming continues to take significant strides in the local scene.

ROCKET PARK, MT ALBERT | 2pm-3am | R18 | Free
Brazilian Day Festival / 25th Jan 2020 – The Festival is an opportunity to share the Brazilian culture, our passion, joy and warmth with New Zealanders. The Festival runs for eight hours in a fun summer day in a family friendly and vibrant atmosphere surrounded by the Brazilian culture, food, music and dance! Come and join us!

WAIHEKE ISLAND RESORT | 2pm-3am | All ages | Tickets from ticketfairy.com
Exquisite Waiheke Pool Party – With an afternoon of Hip-Hop by the pool, easing into a Liquid Drum & Bass Sunset, and with MONTELL2099 himself taking us on a 90 minute journey through sound, with accompanying Fire & Light Show to wrap things up by the pool, the party will then takeover two unique indoor zones, taking us through deep into the night. It’s a long weekend, so if you are quick, you can even grab one of the strictly limited dozen rooms to stay at the resort in a self-contained studio apartment, 30 seconds from the main stage, and complimentary high tea & bubbles on arrival.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Djs GARETHXMF & Marjorie Sinclair

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Facettes

Sunday 26 January
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 12pm-8pm | All ages | Free
Social Sundays w/ Jafa Mafia at Leigh Sawmill – The mighty Jafa Mafia – pioneers of the Aotearoa reggae sound system scene and major forces in its development and progression. Loaded with dubs, with an unrelenting commitment to bringing music to the people! JAfA Mafia with guest selectors, Earthtone Hifi and Undercover. Family friendly.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Uptown Jams with TDK

Wednesday 29 January
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Wednesday Society with Bobby Brazuka & guests

Thursday 30 January
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 8pm | R18| Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz
Alex Ventling Trio – Live at Leigh Sawmill Cafe – A special concert from an exciting young European jazz piano trio. Alex Ventling, a Swiss/New Zealander and emerging pianist, brings home his trio after six years living and studying abroad.

AFTEROURS STUDIO, 4 Cross Street | 8pm | R18 | $18 Tickets from eventbrite.co.nz
Dynasty Collective Presents: UNIIQU3 – Dynasty Collective is excited to present Uniiqu3’s debut NZ show with a strong support line up including Andyheartthrob (DJ set), bbyfacekilla (DJ set), Katayanagi Twins (DJ set), Keanu (DJ set), Soraya (DJ set) & Vayne (Live set). UNIIQU3, with her signature style of Jersey Club has recently solidified herself as one of the most electrifying DJ/producers in the game. From throwing some of Jersey’s hottest DIY events to now spreading the genre across the globe from Australia to South America, she leaves her impact wherever she goes.

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

Friday 31 January
WHAMMY BAR | 10pm-4am | R18 | $10 cash on the door
B2BO Presents – Parallel Parker (B2BO) – Parallel Parker has recently released 4 tracks (Along with Coles) on B2BO’s latest EP B2B001. We want to celebrate that EP launching by dancing to PP & some of NZ’s most talented DJ’s & producers at Whammy Bar Mainroom. Featuring * K 2 K (Margins), * U B E R D R I V E R (Racquet Club / Heat Rockers), * S U R L Y (Juke Bounce Werk / Polish Juke), * B R I D G E (Community Garden / BFM) and * E L T R E N D E L I N O (B2BO / Base FM).

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Djs Bobby Brazuka, Hudge & Seymore

ANTE SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Incognito

Saturday 1 February
HI-SO ROOFTOP BAR | 6pm-2am | R18 | Tickets from iticket.co.nz
HI/times with John Morales (NYC) – The New York City House & Disco legend joins us for an intimate night at HI SO – after smashing the last few European summers playing everything from Defected Croatia, Glitterbox Ibiza & the Liverpool Disco Festival, we’re delighted to have John back on our shores. DJ Support comes from Melbourne party-boss, Eddie Mac, Huia’s disco don, Nigel Love, and your ol’ mate Murry Sweetpants.

Sunday 2 February
ACADEMY CINEMAS, 44 LORNE | 8:30pm | R18 | Tickets from iticket.co.nz
Disco Confessions. Film screening and Q&A – Special Needs Agency is delighted to present a screening of this great Documentary covering off the extensive, unsung work of John Morales. At the conclusion of the Film, John will be joined on stage for an informal Q&A/chat session with Murry Sweetpants, so stick around to hear further stories from this living legend of the scene. Tickets are $20+bf, or why not team up with a GA ticket to Hi/times with John Morales at HI SO on Saturday 1 Feb for a $70+bf combo. WATCH the trailer here.

Saturday 8 February
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 8pm | R18 | Tickets from ticketmaster.co.nz
MY BABY LIVE! NZ Summer Tour | Leigh – Amsterdam-based Dutch-NZ trio MY BABY have announced a 10-date New Zealand tour to celebrate the release of their new live album out now. MY BABY’s roots-driven hypnotic dance music has taken the world by storm.The band has been spreading their psychedelic blues-trance rave to the approval of audiences worldwide since 2012. They’ve played at some of the world’s biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Sziget, Fusion and Exit.

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 29 February
THIRSTY DOG TAVERN & CAFE | 10pm | R18 | Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz
Krispy & The Pooch | Auckland – Krispy and The Pooch are a Berlin-based NZ duo hailing from Auckland, dealing in the trade of shifting dirty, funky, electro grooves. On the night the duo will feature a bunch of released, as well as unheard material and be joined by some very special guests including performances by Simba Diallo, Holly Afoa and Matt Bizzle.

Friday 29 February
PULMAN PARK, PAPAKURA | All ages | $20
Afro Delight Festival – The pioneers of Music of African Origin under one roof in NZ Afro Delight show are excited to to bring you the Afro Delight Festival at Pulman Park 90 Walters Road in Takanini/Papakura. This is the first of many Music, Family and Culture oriented festival to come. Teaming up with Masafinya’s Corner to bring you a whole day of exciting entertainment and family outing supported by BaseFM, powered by the mighty Jafa Mafia Sound System and a good selection of performers such as: Dub Terminator, Jah Red Lion, Mukuka, DJ Banty and more. There will be a variety of stalls, food and activities to keep you entertained and engaged. Till then Boom Faayah!

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.