Shayne Carter – you know him from Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer, from his time as part of The Adults and of course the early days, DoubleHappys, Bored Games – he’s one of New Zealand’s greats, that sneer, the brood, a guitar hero too. And all of the songs he’s had a hand in. Remarkable career.
And when he sits down to work through that catalogue it’s something special indeed – as the Last Train to Brockville shows proved.
Now it’s Wellington’s turn to see Shayne P. Carter solo. On the back of successful South Island shows it’s the capital’s chance to see and hear Carter road-test new material and revisit (reinterpret) the favourites.
Should be a brilliant show. He’s on at the San Fran, Thursday, April 2. Doors are at 7pm with Carter taking the stage at 8pm. It’s general admission – seated. So be in early to snag your spot.
It’s the Thursday before Easter so the early show accounts for the midnight closing. After Shayne Carter’s set I’ll be your DJ, spinning Flying Nun classics and other noisy New Zealand highlights through until midnight.