Battle of the Bands - 2017 National Championship
NZ FINAL PART 1:
SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER @ THE KINGS ARMS
- Downfall of Humanity
- Hearse Nurse
- Minimal Silence
- Radio Coma
- Top Ace Nut Gun
- Wukong the Monkey King
plus more bands to be confirmed soon (after the WLG and CHCH regional finals are completed)
Doors open 7pm: show runs early until late...
Tickets from https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/battle-of-the-bands-2017-national-championship-nz-final-1/auckland/newton only $20 each show, or $35 for the 2 night superpass ticket. Door sales $25 each night
NZ FINAL PART 2:
SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER @ THE KINGS ARMS
- Echo Valley
- Funk Therapy
- Small Trinkets
plus more bands to be confirmed soon (after the WLG and CHCH regional finals are completed)
Doors open 6pm: show runs early until lateish...
Tickets from https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/battle-of-the-bands-2017-national-championship-nz-final-2/auckland/newton only $20 each show, or $35 for the 2 night superpass ticket. Door sales $25 each night
It's the last quiz night for 2017! Rob & Jenny will have a special Christmas menu for you, and team bookings will be pretty much essential. Bring your game face to battle it out for first place for the last time this year.
In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm. Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.
The Deep Purple Project
Auckland fans have been asking for more local shows, so here it is.
Deep Purple fans and lovers of great rock music will appreciate the attention to detail and be treated to awesome performances from Deep Purples extensive musical catalogue including music from all three incarnations of the band and covering all their land mark albums.
Don’t miss this incredible performance from one of New Zealand’s best rated tribute acts.
This show is well rehearsed and ready to rock your socks off. So if you’re a Deep Purple fan you’ll know this show won’t disappoint. Grab your ticket today.
Tickets from Iticket
Earlybird tickets $17 (for a limited time)
Standard online tickets $22.50
Door sales $30
Come on down and dance and see in the New Year with a joyful crew. Tickets at Under the Radar. With Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men, Galveston, Tony Daunt & The Dauntless, The Lowest Fidelity, Kendall Elise, DURTY MURDUR, Show Me Where It Hurts. Tickets from Under the Radar $25 ($30 on door). Presented by 95bFM.
A one-off, rare as hen's teeth, reunion show for the mighty CITY NEWTON BOMBERS!
Dave's back from New York (and free from Gin Wigmore duties) for a few weeks so we thought we'd chuck together a gig to welcome him back, catch up with mates and celebrate his birthday while we're at it!
Will this be their last gig ever ? Who knows ? Who can tell ?
Possibly, maybe, probably not.. but it'll be the last one at The King's Arms for them, that's for sure!
Along for the ride are CREATURES (feat. members of MISSING TEETH, The RUDIES, The POISONERS, MARKDOWN, and a million others), and fresh Auckland Hip Hop crew HAMMER N SICKLE!
Tickets from UTR.co.nz
Four Year Strong have announced that they will be taking Rise or Die Trying on the road to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the pre-sale beginning at 10am tomorrow, September 21. For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.co.nz
Four Year Strong had this to say when they announced the first run of anniversary dates in the US:
"In 2007 we put out a record called Rise or Die Trying, starting us down a path that would lead us all over the world and drastically change our lives. With 2017 marking the 10-year anniversary, it's time to say thank you. Thank you to everyone that came out and supported our young band, thank you to everyone who still goes crazy at shows when we play RODT songs, and thank you to a record that gave us these last 10 years.
“Over the next year we will be announcing Rise or Die Trying 10-year shows all over the world where we will be playing the record front to back.”
They kept true to that promise and will be touring the record on the back of their appearance at Australia’s UNIFY 18 festival and headline dates in January. The announcement also follows the release of their acoustic b-sides record Some Of You Will Like This, Some Of You Want via Pure Noise Records.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit www.livenation.co.nz.
CATTLE DECAPITATION - The New Zealand Extinction Tour, February 2018
One of the most brutal, relentless and vital forces in extreme music, Cattle Decapitation will lay waste to NZ for the very first time in February!
Thurs 8th Feb - The Kings Arms Tavern - Akld
Fri 9th Feb - The Club Tavern Christchurch - Chch
Sat 10th Feb - Valhalla - Wgtn
Tickets on sale 7am, Thursday 30th November.
www.undertheradar.co.nz and www.valhallatouring.com
To celebrate the release of his critically acclaimed sophomore LP Forced Witness, Alex Cameron is teaming up with Eccles Entertainment, Under The Radar, 95bFM and Radio Active.FM to hold two very special shows in Auckland and Wellington this coming February.
In the last 18 months, Cameron has spent the majority of his time on the road in the Northern Hemisphere touring with the likes of Angel Olsen, Whitney and The Killers and garnering high praise at each turn and in turn, earning himself and Roy a hugely dedicated following who hang from their every word.
His second LP Forced Witness sees Cameron at his most visceral, cutting best. With Forced Witness, Cameron’s solution to the difficulties we face is a danceable and dangerous earnestness, a sense of honesty that heals and relieves even as it cleaves us or makes us laugh in self-defence. He’s offering portraits of misfits’ views of the world, presented without illusion.
“Forced Witness transcends its surface-level smarm to become a biting piece of commentary” – Pitchfork
“It's got more than enough power to carry you through the emotions it elicits” – The Fader
Recorded across Europe and America, and produced by Cameron along with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, these tracks at first seem shamelessly entertaining, the driving rhythms and rousing melodies embellished at every turn by Molloy’s warm horn-work.
Alex Cameron with Roy Molloy (On Horns)
Thursday 15th February, Kings Arms, Auckland
Friday 16th February, Meow, Wellington
Tickets on sale from UTR, Flying Out, Slow Boat and RPM.
Auckland, we’re coming back to the Kings Arms for the very last time with the greatest pop hits of the 80’s. Delivering chart-toppers from the decade that brought you big hair, big phones and incredible songs. 80sX play smash hits from bands like Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Madonna, Eurythmics and many more...
Doors Open: 7:30pm
80sX : 8:50pm
EARLY BIRD (150 tickets available) $25 + BF From dashtickets
GENERAL ADMISSION $28.00 + BF From dashtickets
NO DOOR SALES - This WILL sell out, so get your tickets today to avoid disapointment!
Proud Scum, Flesh D-Vice, Wolfpack (Aus) bankRobbers (with special guests), MISHAP, The Rocket Jocks, assorted DJs, After Party until the wee small hours.
Continuing the tradition of memorable gigs at The Kings Arms, Punk It Up returns to the KA on Saturday Feb 17 for the last ever punk show before the venue takes its rightful place in the history of Auckland live music venues.
We're very happy to announce that for the first time in a long while, Wellington's Flesh D-Vice are getting it together to join this explosive lineup of bands. In the tradition of Punk It Up, one of New Zealand’s finest punk acts, Proud Scum, are reforming especially for the event. Aussie punks Wolfpack are skyrocketing across the Tasman to join in the fun, up and coming Kiwi acts Mishap, and new addition to the bill - The Rocket Jocks, will provide flashy sets, with the first part of the “all-nighter” topped off by punk covers band bankRobbers (joined by some very special guests from the X-Features, The Terrorways, and others). You might even hear Cherry Bomb, a real cracker!!
Keeping you waving your sparkler between bands will be a bunch of Auckland’s finest “selectors” including Dubhead, Phil A, and Miss Dom keeping everything popping like a bunch of double-happys in a barrel.
Then, after you’ve sweated out a couple of kilos in front of the stage in the main room, after pogoing like a bunch of Roman Candles, we’re moving the music to the front bar, where the bFM Gang of Four show host an After Party that will continue into the wee small hours with DJs Lise, No Tag’s Andrew Boak, The Terrorways' Dean Martelli, and Miss Dom among others.
It’s a total venue takeover - bursts of bands in the main bar, the front bar hosting illuminating stalls selling and giving away heaps of punk paraphernalia from the bands performing (and a bunch of artists that aren’t), just because we decide when it's Over
With musical acts performing a mixture of new material and old classics, the whole night is set to encourage community around the punk aesthetic, and expose you to some intelligent and positive alternative thinking, as well as a healthy dose of fast noisy punk rock’n’roll, and of course, seeing The Kings Arms off in a flash of style with the last ever punk show
Trailblazing Auckland rockers The D4 have announced a North Island tour starting this February, following previous news they’re reuniting after ten years to perform at Auckland City Limits 2018. The legendary group will be playing one of the final shows at Auckland’s Kings Arms Tavern, as well as dates in Raglan, Hamilton, Helensville and Gisborne.
Rising from the ashes of North Shore punk band Nothing At All! in the late nineties, the group set the world on fire with anthemic hits ‘Party’, ‘Get Loose’ and ‘Sake Bomb’. They’ve performed alongside peers The Hellacopters, Dead Moon, Guitar Wolf, The Faceful, and The Datsuns, and even scored a slot on Late Show with David Letterman. Lovers of kick-ass garage rock should not think twice, here’s the info…
Undertheradar proudly presents…
Friday 16th February - The Yot Club, Raglan
Thursday 22nd February - The Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Thursday 1st March - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Friday 2nd March - The Kaipara Tavern, Helensville
Saturday 10th March - Smash Palace, Gisborne
Tickets for all shows available from UTR.co.nz
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) announce their return to New Zealand with two headline shows set for this December, in support of the release of their latest album Shake the Shudder. These two shows follow up the bands first appearance in New Zealand back in 2008.
Dec 12 - Kings Arms, Auckland
Dec 13 - San Fran, Wellington
Tickets from UTR, Slow Boat, RPM and Flying Out.
Regarded typically as a live band, !!! are something you have to experience in the flesh to truly comprehend.
It's that time again, Auckland Blues Music Club's annual Christmas Party Fundraiser Concert!
Four great blues bands, a legendary music venue (that won't be around much longer) and the wonderful, friendly atmosphere of Auckland's long-standing blues music club. A family-friendly event, feel free to bring your kids, your mammies and pappies, your nieces and nephews! Heck, bring the whole whanau!
As always, this is a fundraiser concert for Auckland City Mission, supporting Aucklanders who are struggling at this tough time of year. There is no door charge but we would appreciate if you would make a donation to Auckland City Mission in one of the donation boxes that will be dotted around the venue.
1pm - 5pm