Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Election EP goes live in Wellington – celebration at Newtown Bowling Club

Press Release – Powertool Records
It’s a noisy build-up to this election, that’s for sure; and a group of Powertool Records’ bands and friends are making some very lively live noise this Saturday September 6th at the Newtown Bowling Club in Wellington. Read more »

Musicians’ concert will be protest at ban on Planet Key song

News release from Julie Lamb
Wellington musicians are banding together to support artistic freedom with a performance at Cuba Street venue San Fran on Sunday afternoon 14 September. This concert, Off Key, protests the Electoral Commission’s view that satirical song and video Planet Key is an “election programme” and an “election advertisement”. Funds raised from the event will go towards the cost of challenging this opinion in Court. Read more »

Will Planet Key be in controversial musician’s Paekakariki concert?

Press Release – Darren Watson
New Zealand’s favourite rhythm and blues-man, Darren Watson, can’t wait to return to Paekakariki with his solo show “Darren Watson – One Voice, One Guitar, The Blues” on Saturday 27 September. Read more »

Cheerleading competition on Sunday

Press Release – Ministry of Cheer
For the past two years, Ministry of Cheer has been the biggest and most diverse competitive cheerleading competition in the lower North Island, and this year it’s back – and even more exciting than before. Read more »

Comic-Con festival aims to make Wellington “NZ’s capital of geekdom”

Press Release: Paul Blomfield
A city-wide pulp-culture festival NZ Comic Con will be held in Wellington from July 17th to 19th next year, for the first time in New Zealand, aiming to capture the hearts of geeks, superheroes and villains. Read more »

Elton John at Westpac Stadium – for one night only in November next year

News from Capital C Concerts
After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium in Wellington for one spectacular concert at the end of next year. Read more »

Papaiti Records passes milestone of 100 bootlegs

Press Release – Papaiti Records
Papaiti Records is a NZ music label-collective that started in late 2009. All releases have been and continue to be available for free download, including a bootleg archive that recently topped 100 live show recordings. Read more »

Ocean to Table in Kapiti

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects
Visa Wellington on a Plate, Ocean to Table Kapiti Style served up two magnificent days in Kapiti on 23 & 30 August by serving two wonderful seafood immersion experiences. Read more »

An Unseasonable Fall of Snow – return season at Circa

Press Release – Circa Theatre
An Unseasonable Fall of Snow
by Gary Henderson
Starring Jed & Riley Brophy
Directed by Geraldine Brophy
Circa Two from 24 Sept to 4 Oct 2014
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The Loft, above Meow, Wellington’s newest secret place

Press Release – Szinergia Digital
A new top secret place is opening above, almost kitty-cornered to Meow. We’d like to think it’ll be the cat’s meow, but you’ll need to find out for yourself when it officially opens on Sunday, 28 September. Read more »

Mulholland at Moon in October

Press Release – Lucy Macrae
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Mulholland, one of New Zealand’s most talented composers, musicians, sound engineer and “visionary” will release his sophomore album Stop And Start Again, this coming Friday 5th September. Read more »

SCOOP IMAGES: Wellington’s night lights


Screaming Rapture

Scoop report and images from Lyndon Hood
The LUX Wellington Night Lights Festival runs until 31 August. Light sculptures are installed along the waterfront and in the central city – many of them interactive and at least one actually alive. Read more »

Estère covers PJ Harvey’s ‘Words that Maketh Murder’

Press Release – Aston Road
The queen of electric blue witch-hop Estère takes English alternative rock musician PJ Harvey’s lead single from her eighth studio album released in 2011 ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’ and transforms it into a lively electronic train ride. Read more »

Wellington theatre background leads to international comedy pilot

Press Release – GFox Productions
Liz Blackett spent decades in Wellington treading the boards of local community theatres refining her craft and performing in countless productions at Khandallah Arts Theatre, StageCraft and Wellington Repertory. Read more »

Xanthe White major attraction at home and garden show

Press Release – Home and Garden Show
Jade Promotions, the country’s largest provider of home, garden and lifestyle shows, expects that Xanthe White as a celebrity speaker at its Wellington Home & Garden Show will be a major drawcard for show visitors. The Show will run Friday through to Sunday from 26-28 September at the Westpac Stadium. Read more »

The Lemonheads at Bodega in December

Press Release – Mystery Girl
proudly present
by arrangement with Artist Voice
THE LEMONHEADS
Bodega, Wellington
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H2O Xtream re-opens on Monday

Press Release – H20 Xtream
H2O Xtream is set to reopen on Monday, with some amazing results including a renovated spa with new seating and UV water treatment, some added color and character around the place including the return of the Tarzan Swing, and other little additions along with all the regular features that make H2O Xtream the success that it is. Read more »

Jakob at Bathhouse in support of new album

Press Release – Olivia Young
Cult post-rock outfit Jakob are awakening from a long slumber to break an eight-year silence with a nationwide tour this October, bringing their formidably beautiful and long-awaited new record Sines (out 17 October on Shoot The Freak, NZ) to the stage. Internationally renowned for building splendorous walls of sound during live performances, this is a return to form that will see fans ecstatic and new generations of listeners floored. Read more »

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