If you’re at a loose end this evening please allow us to recommend a few events worth braving the cold for.
Hauswerk presents disco don and house connoisseur Frank Booker at Winnie Bagoes Ferrymead. Free entry, starting at 9pm going through till 3am. Fraserhead will be the guy in the sleeping bag in the corner trying to build up his staying power. PS: Thank you Hauswerk’s Dan Veitch for not laughing at Fraserhead’s laughable mixing skills.
Massive presents Winter Soulstice 2012, multi-zone epicness, tonight out at Kowai Bush, Springfield. If you feel like doing a bass filled all-nighter then have a peek here for details.
Is it time for a collaboration between Die Antwoord‘s Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Nicki Minaj? We certainly think so. The closest we’ll probably get is by playing them back to back on the show today but one can live in hope. Best costumes ever.
It’s been quite a few years since RDU has had a comedy show.
So we tried to make up for it several times during the show today by inadvertently leaving the microphones after we had finished our voice breaks. Luckily you can’t quite hear who we call a c–t for singing badly, the phone numbers of our dealers, or the name of the politician who ate all the pies.
One of my favourite moments at the 2012 Laneway Festival in Auckland was seeing Twin Shadow on stage. I’m not usually starstruck but I was captivated by the charismatic George Lewis Jr. The whole band was tight but Mr Lewis was positively dreamy, a modern crooner who seemed to slow down time. My bromance moment I guess.
The new Twin Shadow album “Confess” is out early July on 4AD and sounds like, if the new single “Five Seconds” is anything to go by, a moody affair.
Here’s the video for “Five Seconds” – quite hypnotic and one that looks like it could have been directed by David Lynch. And because “Five Seconds” was a real earworm and reminded me of some guilty pleasures from the 1980s I’ve included those videos below too…