The Kings Arms

An Auckland institution: live music venue, heritage pub, affordable eatery

The Kings Arms is a bar, an authentic rock music venue, an affordable eatery and an unpretentious no fuss pub experience with a sun-drenched beer garden smack bang in the centre of town.

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Fokofpolisiekar (sth africa)

w/ Fire At Will, & Skinny Hobos

pre-sales $40 UTR / $50 at the door
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From Cape Town South Africa Fokofpolisiekar was formed in 2003, initially as a joke to shock- and rattle some cages of a mostly conservative South African Afrikaner community. The name, meaning “F@#k-off Police car” was the main catalyst for the controversy but it soon evolved into so much more.

But in a post-apartheid South Africa, where kids reach to find identity, the band's songs quickly became anthems and their rebellious attitude and cynical outlook adopted as what it means to be a young alternative, free-thinking Afrikaner.

In 2009, a documentary about the band was released. Fokofpolisiekar: Forgive Them for They Know Not What They Do premiered at the 2009 Encounters International Documentary Film Festival in July, where it won the Audience Award. It was released nationwide in theaters across South Africa.

Earlier Event: May 27
Battle Of The Bands: 3rd semi final
Later Event: May 29
NECRO (USA)

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