Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

Just thought id post a little something on No Sleep Til Auckland, which is tomorrow at ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland!

Im actually surprised how I haven’t been as excited as I initially thought id be for this festival but I think that’s because ive been pretty busy with a few things lately, none the less im AMPED for tomorrow!

The bands I plan to see in order are Leeches, Outsiders, Antagonist A.D, We Came As Romans, August Burns Red, Suicide Silence, Alkaline Trio, GWAR (Why not? lol), Parkway Drive, Dropkick Murphys, NOFX then maybe a little Megadeth for the hell of it. Thats close to the whole lineup but I gotta get my moneys worth and maybe discover some music I might actually like.

Also another thing that makes tomorrow awesome is that a good friend of mine will be coming up from my hometown to hang at this, it will be his first major concert which is kinda funny since hes had the chance to go to quite a few of them but thats something else.

Ill update with photos/video if I manage to get anything good. Until then…

PEACE!!!

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Going to this tonight, heading down to Hamilton for it soon with a mate. Should be good, hopefully ill have some video of some songs aswell as some photos. Review later!


Saving Grace – Startting Up


First Blood – Setting Up

Opening Band – The Break In

Heres a few snaps of the U2 stage that they used for their two New Zealand dates on their 360 World Tour, this is the stages of being packed down and shipped to Australia for their Australian leg of the tour:

 

“Trading his 9-5 gig as a game tester for a full time job as a DJ and nightlife photographer is likely the smartest decision Drew Ressler has ever made”

Heres a awesome interview with a photography that im getting into heavily. Ive been wanting to get a decent camera that I can take gig photos with for awhile since ive allways liked documenting things in photo form since forever. I think once I save up enough money through working I might invest into one. Give this interview a read if your interested in anything from concerts through to photography!

Link: http://www.inthemix.com.au/features/48717/Rukes_Behind_the_lens?page=1

Well its been awhile since I updated so I thought id bust out a bigger than normal wall of text, so here goes…

Ive just been hanging with family since my bro and his wife are over from AUS and my dad from overseas, so thats been pretty chill.

Most of this week was family hangs but tonight and tomorrow ive got some work, which I am now employed casually by a sound company which is good, now ive got some money coming in.

Ive got to start looking for a new flat/place to stay come Dec 20th, ill have a place in the city until I can find a better place if it comes up.

Graduation is on Dec 7th, that will be pretty awesome catching up with everyone that I havent seen since the last day of class, aswell as suiting up for the evening XD its going to be awesome!

B&R news, im still trying to plan a few things for next year but people dont seem to respond to emails as much as I would want which is fucking annoying to say the least but im confident that it will all work out if I put in the work.

Shows, most likely going to go to the Stick To Your Guns/First Blood show in Auckland and ill try gun for the Hamilton one aswell because that would be fucking sweet since ive never been the The Void in Hamtown.

Thats most of the stuff thats happening with me, so until something extremely exciting happens or when Christmas is over ill be updating then.

 

Peace!

The local Mount show details.

Tour Details:

INRI Clothing proudly presents:

“THE WATERWALKERS TOUR 2010”
SAVING GRACE with special guests
THE EMBER DAYS
CREATIONS (AUS)
CAST THEM TO RUIN

* The Ember Days not appearing
** Creations not appearing
SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER @ ELEVATE YOUTH HALL HAMILTON (AA)*
SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER @ ZEAL WEST AUCKLAND (AA)*
FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER @ THE LIBERTY CENTER WHAKATANE (AA)
SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER @ THE SCOUT HALL TAURANGA (AA)
SUNDAY 7 NOVEMBER @ POLYTECH STUDENT CENTER GISBORNE (AA)
SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER @ BAR MEDUSA WELLINGTON (AA)**

Album of the Year

Anika Moa – Love in Motion

Dane Rumble – The Experiment

Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke – WINNER

Shapeshifter – The System Is A Vampire

The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo

Single of The Year

Dane Rumble – Cruel

Gin Wigmore – Oh My

J.Williams – You Got Me

Kids Of 88 – Just A Little Bit – WINNER

The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo

Best Group

Shapeshifter – The System Is A Vampire

The Checks – Alice By The Moon

The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo – WINNER

Best Male Solo Artist

Connan Mockasin – Please Turn Me Into The Snat

Dane Rumble – The Experiment – WINNER

J.Williams – Young Love

Best Female Solo Artist

Anika Moa – Love in Motion – WINNER

Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke

Hollie Smith – Humour And The Misfortune Of Others

Breakthrough Artist of The Year

Artisan Guns – Autumn

Dane Rumble – The Experiment

Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke – WINNER

Best Rock Album

Dimmer – Degrees of Existence

The Checks – Alice By The Moon – WINNER

The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo

Best Pop Album

Anika Moa – Love in Motion

Dane Rumble – The Experiment

Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke – WINNER

Best Urban / Hip Hop Album

David Dallas – Something Awesome – WINNER

J.Williams – Young Love

Young Sid – What Doesn’t Kill Me

Best Aotearoa Roots Album

Fly My Pretties – A Story

Hollie Smith – Humour And The Misfortune Of Others

Opensouls – Standing In The Rain – WINNER

Best Music Video

Nathan Hickey – Buffalo (The Phoenix Foundation)

Sam Peacocke – Sleepeater (Shihad)

Tim Van Dammen – Just A Little Bit (Kids Of 88) – WINNER

Best Electronica Album

Bulletproof – Soundtrack To Forever – WINNER

P-Money – Everything

Shapeshifter – The System Is A Vampire

Highest Selling NZ Album

Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke – WINNER

Highest Selling NZ Single

Black Box – Stan Walker – WINNER

NZOA Radio Airplay Record of the Year

Black Box – Stan Walker

International Achievement Award

Stan Walker

NZ Herald Legacy Award

Shihad

Best Gospel / Christian Album

Edwin Derricutt – Three Hours South – WINNER

John Michaelz – Walk on Water

Magnify – Wonderland

Best Classical Album

John Psathas – UKIYO

NZTrio – FLOURISHES

Simon O’Neill – Father & Son: Wagner Scenes & Arias – WINNER

Strike Percussion – Sketches

 

Overall it was a good night, would love to work for money there next year, at the moment im just trying to find a job to get me to stay in auckland. Only 5 more weeks of class then its over for the year. Job hunting is the priority for the next 5 weeks though.