hmm. damn. it's really not fair living in christchurch. this stance might be a little worn now, but my heart always sinks when i read about gigs happening in auckland (or wellington) that i know i would attend.
interpol a couple of weeks back is the obvious gig i'm talking about (while i couldn't quite justify the flight up, the people who did sure about boasted it a lot :P), but more breaking news - the mountain goats are playing one show only in auckland as a 95bfm "private function" (it's not quite as slick as it sounds i don't think - you can get in free with yr b card. that kind of makes things worse for people in christchurch though, huh). they play at some place called shadows on the 9th of september with support from the kingsland vinyl appreciation society & the nudie suits. it seems they're popping over the tasman after playing five or so dates in australia.
i might see if i can hook up some sort of interview with john darnielle, the man behind the mountain goats project.
of course i've given up any hope that they might come to christchurch. we need someone to run another "christchurch deshitification project" that wammo and spanky did in their week-long trip to auckland a few months back. while it was entertaining, i guess all that we learnt from that is that christchurch is a bit shit, really. but anyway...
new stuff on this weeks show:
songs from forthcoming albums from the animal collective - feels, american analog set - set free, the clientele - strange geometry, deerhoof - the runners four, magnolia electric company - hard to love a man, the bell orchestre - ep (arcade fire side project), sigur ros - takk.
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