Mockers San Fran Friday, March 2 I missed last year’s reunion tour by the Mockers – so I was eager to see this. Also, the recent CD/DVD package from last year’s Powerstation show confirmed what people had said about last year’s tour; this version of the band can really play! It’s a good night out.
Mockers Live At The Powerstation (Independent) The recent reunion tour of the Mockers was a triumph – here’s the (lasting) proof, the band’s Powerstation gig from its national tour captured on double-CD and DVD. In the time since the band broke up its guitarist Brett Adams went away and became one of the best and […]
Welcome to episode 82 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. I was in Auckland for a brief visit so I made the most of potential-podcast time and finally caught up with Wayne Bell. Wayne is a drummer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. I’ve met Wayne a few times across the […]
The Bads Losing Heroes The Bads The Bads – formed around the duo of Bret Adams and Dianne Swann – return with album number four. They haven’t made a bad album, only Bads albums – which are always very good albums; I thought their last one might have been their best. And then this rolled […]
The Last Waltz: 40th Anniversary Concert Opera House Wednesday, November 23 Here was The Tall Order: take a bunch of musicians, give them four days to rehearse – and then send them out on the road to play a quick series of shows as a tribute to one of the greatest concert films of all […]
Rodriguez Opera House Wednesday, October 15 Rodriguez returns just 18 months after his first victory lap on the back of the Searching For Sugar Man documentary. He still has a local pick-up band, nothing resembling stage-craft and his songs – for all the charm and how caught up in the myth and alleged mystery of […]
The Bads Puppies Thursday, May 2 The Bads is, primarily, the duo of Dianne Swann and Brett Adams. They were, previously, The Julie Dolphin and Boom Boom Mancini and were, for a time, based in London. Since becoming The Bads they’ve been back in Auckland and when they go on the road it’s as a […]
The Bads Travel Light Warners You won’t hear a bad album by The Bads. All you will hear – across the catalogue – are very, very good albums. The latest might be their finest, but I still go back to the other albums by The Bads and I’m never disappointed. Travel Light begins with a […]