To celebrate NZ Music Month, two local alt-folk bands are joining forces to rattle the rafters with an acoustic lunchtime concert at Whangaparaoa Library.
Dirt Road Orchestra and Tweed both shared their music and love forAuckland Libraries last May and are coming back for more. As well as playing their own sets full of originals and covers, Tweed and The Dirt Road Orchestra will take to the stage together to play a few songs.
Don’t miss this one-off free concert with two local, original alt/folk bands.
Free! Kid Friendly!
Music and Global Social Justice
Old St. Michaels Church, Corban Arts Estate, Henderson
Friday 4th May at 7 pm - 10 pm
A unique opportunity to explore conversations on global justice, especially related to gender, in a stunningly beautiful setting complete with some awesome relaxing music.
Tony Ssembatya Kimbowa is Ugandan, currently working with UN Women in New York, primarily assessing countries' constitutions on how well they implement human, especially gender rights. He combines this with grass roots community development, establishing an educational foundation in his home country which intends to avail learning opportunities for children born and raised in abject poverty, to empower young mothers with self sustainability skills, and to tap the hidden talents of the rural youth. He is also completing a PhD focusing on citizenship and statelessness.
Tweed are an alternative folk trio with distinctive style of catchy melodies, poly-rhythms, and tight-knit, complex vocal harmonies, reminiscent of CSN and Joni Mitchell.
“Arts In the Ville” is an opportunity for you to meet artists in their working spaces, talk to them about their work, purchase pieces of art direct from the artist or from one of the pop-up exhibitions.
Artists taking part include painters, fibre artists, hat making and sculpture.
You can 'have a go' at one of the interactive displays and go home feeling inspired by the creativity that has collected in this historic town.
Join us at the lovely Grid AKL Tech Cafe for an evening of shared stories, music and more!
Whether you're keen to get up on the mic or just want to sit back and enjoy the show Breaking Boundaries' Open Night mic is the perfect place to get creative in a supportive and friendly environment!
Special guest performances from:
Entry by koha for our guest artists, tea and snacks will be available for gold coin koha for Breaking Boundaries to help us put on more events like this!
Note: This event is open to everyone, we'd love you to bring all your friends to support! However please remember this is a queer and trans space, and homophobia, transphobia and racism will not be tolerated. The mic is reserved for queer and trans voices, thanks for understanding ♥
International touring Kiwi artist Emma G returns home for a string of shows in Aotearoa in her All Roads Lead to Home tour this September.
The sixth stop for Emma G: an all ages show at UFO!
With special guests: Tweed!
$10 tickets from Under The Radar
ABOUT EMMA G:
Now living in Washington DC, Raglan-born singer/songwriter/musician Emma G has spent the last 18 months touring the United States, recording, and performing at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center, The Atlas Performing Arts Theater, The National Cherry Blossom-, and Smithsonian Folklife Festivals, The Viper Room, The Mint LA, and The Whitehouse.
With two live EP's since mid-2016, Emma Best of DC musician G (Washingtonian Magazine, June 2017), has just released her studio single King for a Day, which has already received critical acclaim from muzic.net.nz and has been featured on Fox5 DC.
Formed in 2012, Tweed are an Auckland-based alt-folk 3 piece who offer up their own distinct sound of catchy melodies, poly-rhythms, and tight-knit, complex vocal harmonies. Their harmony-rich vintage sound is reminiscent of the Beach Boys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Joni Mitchell.
They'll be joined by Louis & Julius, a country/folk/bluegrass duo packet with insane talent.
It's almost too much awesomeness for a Wednesday night... almost.
Tunes out the back from 7pm.
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Join us for a night of alternative folk music at the Whangateau Hall, just outside of Leigh - an easy 1 hour trip up from Auckland.
Tweed and Miss Peach and The Travellin Bones are both celebrating the releases of their albums so there is lots of fresh music to share with you!
Door charge $10
Tickets from Under The Radar $9 + booking fee
Tweed is an Auckland-based alternative folk trio with a distinctive style of catchy melodies, poly-rhythms, and tight-knit, complex vocal harmonies. They have a vintage sound reminiscent of the Beach Boys, CSN, and Joni Mitchell. From a band making waves in Auckland's acoustic music scene, High-Brow Blues is a lively, earnest reflection on the peculiar shared experience of circling a star.
Listen to their new album High-Brow Blues here
Miss Peach and her dark alternative folk band tell tales of love, loss and intrigue. Drawing influences from minstrels and storytellers of old, Miss Peach narrates complex characters and adventure into her songs. incorporate the styles of jazz, classical and rock music into Miss Peach’s songs to create the unique blend of sound that is Miss Peach and The Travellin’ Bones.
Listen to their new album SAND here
Door charge $10
Tickets from Under The Radar $9 + booking fee
Get your Saturday started off with some Tweed-tunes and then check out the livestock; craft, brewing and horticulture demonstrations; kids carnival area; local trade and market stalls; and enjoy some food, wine and beer from around the region!
Showground open 9am - 4.30pm
Tickets cash only!
Family Pass (2 Adults and < 4 kids) $25
"The Helensville A&P Association was formed for the purpose of friendship and exchange of agricultural and pastoral ideas among the settlers, and agricultural competition among the farming and village community.
Today our aims are still basically the same, to promote excellence in agriculture and to bring the country a bit closer to town and to promote things rural, while at the same time bringing a bit of the town to the country. Our schedule of competition covers horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pet dogs, sheep dogs, pigs, woodchopping, calf club, pet lambs, cooking, horticulture, art and craft, painting, garden produce, needlework and a children’s section."
The Devonport folkies are coming out of their bunker and into the park. Come join us near the Devonport library for a celebration of local folk community and the varied music we all make. Bring your ears! Bring a picnic! Bring your Mum!
All ages, family friendly
Bunker Hill Unplugged is a showcase of live original music from around New Zealand, performed in an amazing intimate acoustic venue in Devonport. This October the featured acts are Paper Cranes, Mark Moroney, Reb Fountain & Skyscraper Stan, and Tweed
Door charge $5.
Directions: take the summit road (off Kerr Street) to the carpark at the top. Walk past the Ports of Auckland Signal Station, down the steps to the grass track with the statue, and you will find the Bunker nestled in the side of the mountain, overlooking Devonport and the harbour.