Kiwi rock celebrates 35 years with concert series

The Auckland Star 14 Dec 1989

NEW Zealand rock n roll will be celebrating 35 years of Its own series of concerts at Carlaw Park. Organised by Auckland promoter Hugh Lynn and rock writer John Dix(the concert series is based on Dix’s recent book, Stranded in Paradise on the history of Kiwi rock), Kiwi Rock Stranded in Paradise will feature a series of eight con certs starring many “famous old names.

It will coincide with the running of the Commonwealth Games in Auckland. First up, on January 13, will be The Devil’s Music RockS Godzone,starring the likes of Johnny Devlin, Dinah Lee, Maria Dallas and Tommy Fergusson,

The Swinging ’60s concert on January 17 will star Max ‘Merritt and the Meteors, Ray Columbus and the Invaders and The La De Dogs a combination of former members of The members of The La De Das and The Underdogs.

One January 21, The ’70s concert  the will star the reformed Street Talk, Hello Sailor and Mi-Sex. Blerta and Friends on January 23 will revive the ghost of the old hippie roadshow with Bruno Lawrence, Jenny Morris, Rick Bryant,The Croeediles,Mammal,Corben Simpson and Beaver getting together again.

On January 26, alternative music will be to the fore with The Best of Flying Nun and on January 31 The’80s will feature six acts of the last decade (still to be announced).

Local musical institution Herbs will feature in a retrospective on February 4, with Ten Years of Herbs. And the concert series will end on February 10 with Rocking Into the ’90s. The format is still to be finalised.

Southern  bands to make splash

Christchurch Bands DoIpIria. and the Catherine Wheel team up together for shows at the Venue this weekend. Both bands have tracks featured on Pagan Records’ recent left field music compilation positive Vibration and have made independent cassette good airplay on student radio.

Morris kicks off ‘Shiver’

Jenny Morris kicks off the New Zealand leg of her Shiver tour tomorrow night at Devonport’s Esplanade Hotel. Playing at the “Powerstation on Saturday, she then takes  a Christ-mas break before heading down country. The band includes Kiwi and former Mockers keyboard player Tim Wedde.  The former Crocdiles singer says  after  the Australasian travels to promote her latest album, which is still. in the top 10 here and across the Tasman, she could be heading to South East Asia for a promotional visit  then basing her self in England for a few months.

Morris says she’s already thinking of the next album: “Any spare moment I get I always thinking of new songs I don’t know when  the recording of that is going to happen.”  Morris is work, with INXS songwriter Andrew Farriss again on her third solo effort.  “But he’s’  just started on their new album so we are going to have to be very clever with our time.”

Have a loud Christmas

Quite a few people.seemed to agree with Colin Hogg’s choices for the albums of the year, judg ing by the hundreds’of entries we got for our giveaway contest based on his selection either that OL people are desperate to have their Christmas gifts shopping done for them.

Anyway, the lucky winners receiving a dozen albums each in their choice of format are: Michael Harris of Mangere, J Subritzky of Mt Albert, and Mark Moss of Mt Albert, and Mark Moss of Devonport.

Congratulations to the winners, Your prizes will be couriered out to you during the next few days.


LIVE: Jenny Morris – Esplanade Dec 15 Powerstation.Dec 16. All the best Australian pop sters seem to be New Zealanders.

ALBUM:  Upper HuH Posse Against the Flow The first LP release for new label Southside Records,the -first New Zealand rap album. But it’s not only important, it’s good.

VIDEO: The Wizard of Speed and Time Delightful kooky comedy about a special effects genius which spoofs Hollywood while bubbling along with good old slapstick and crazy characters.

TELEVISION: Going in StYle (Saturday at 8.30pm on ONE) – three oldies turn to bank,robbery when boredom gets too much for them.

FILM: Young Einstein – Yahoo Serious’This – epic home movie is the funniest and most imagi native summer flick so far.

~ by viradoang on 24-June-2010.

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