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.

Mac DeMarco & guests (R18) (SOLD OUT)

With guests, ROIDZ & Yukon Era.
Doors open 8pm.

Like the days of Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson or Prince releasing a classic every year (or less) comes Mac DeMarcos Another One, a mini-LP announced almost one year to the date of the meteorically successful Salad Days. Conceived and recorded entirely by himself in a short period between a relentless tour schedule at his new place in Far Rockaway, Queens, Another One is eight freshly written songs, expanding the arsenal of Macs already impressive catalog. There’s a bittersweet, romantic sensibility present. The overall feeling is lost love, or perhaps love never found, yet Mac embraces this without making it an overly somber experience for the listener. It’s at times haunting and warm, and a bit more refined and sophisticated, but still plenty playful, retaining the guts and soul of classic Mac.

With two full-length albums and two EPs released and hundreds of sold out shows performed in the last several years, a recent late night television debut on Conan following a special guest performance on The Eric Andre Show, it seems as Mac DeMarco nears his 25th birthday, he’s outgrowing any sort of slacker stigma. This summer, Mac will play festivals all over the country, including Shaky Knees, Austin Psych Fest, Pitchfork Music Festival, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, Solid Sound and more. As expected, he’ll continue to tour extensively in support of Another One, further connecting with his ever-inspired fanbase, whether in New York City, Tel Aviv, Brazil or Australia.

New Zealanders who attended this years Laneway Festival will likely remember Mac’s set an early highlight of the event, all songs (even the dreamiest cuts from Salad Days) subtly retooled to better suit the festival environment - a lesson that so often goes ignored by Mac’s contemporaries. Mac deMarco is no flash in the pan. He’s here for the long haul, and he’s here to prove it.

JAN 13th - AUCKLAND - KINGS ARMS - ALL AGES
JAN 14th - AUCKLAND - KINGS ARMS - R18 (new date)
JAN 15th - WELLINGTON - BODEGA - R18
JAN 16th - CHRISTCHURCH - GUSTAV’s - R18

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