Gig Archive

GHETTO RED HOT PRESENTS DAM NATIVE 6-PIECE BAND

Dam Native 6-piece band, Kerb & MC Juse1, Omega B, Art Official & The Mighty Asterix

Where: The San Francisco Bathhouse – Cuba Street

When: Friday 5 Dec 2008

Price: $15 on the door

Come to The San Francisco Bathhouse, Friday 5 December, for one of the most blazing sessions of ’08 – Ghetto Red Hot – featuring live and direct from Auckland city, the Dam Native 6-piece live band with support from Kerb and Juse1 (The Wanderers), Omega B (4 Corners), Art Official (Newtown Sound) and The Mighty Asterix – a night of pure dancehall hip-hop fire! (more…)

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Musically Mad Auckland Premier Screening

Musically Mad Auckland premier screeningWhen: Wednesday 15 October @ GALATOS (Galatos Streets), 6.45pm start

‘Musically Mad’ is a film that dedicates itself to shining light on UK sound-system culture by taking the audience into the heads and hearts of the singers and sound-men, the backbone of the UK roots reggae scene. 

It follows a culture that was brought to the UK by Caribbean immigrants and which continues the tradition of providing upliftment to the people in the face of hardship and fostering community and cultural unification and pride.  

The film includes interviews and footage of some of the key players of the scene, including Iration Steppas, I Natural, Aba Shanti, Jah Shaka, Dougie Conscious Sounds, DJ Stryda, King Shiloh, Afrikan Simba, Channel One, Fatman Sound, Young Warrior, Joe Ariwa, Mad Professor, Levi Roots and many more!

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Ghetto Red Hot presents Rodney P & Skitz (UK) – NZ Tour

Thursday 28 August @ Fu Bar, AKLD – with Stinky Jim, Newtown Sound, Sandy Bay Social Club, MC Arme & Pounamu Eagle AKA Dam Native

Friday 29 August @ Double Happy, CHCH – with Messenjah, Sticky Fingaz & Nazarite

Saturday 30 August @ San Francisco Bathhouse, WGTN – with Newtown Sound, Kerb, Sticky Fingaz, Juse1 & The Mighty Asterix

NiceUp.Org.Nz, Newtown Sound and The British Council proudly present, direct from the UK, the return of Rodney P, the Riddim Killa, and DJ Daddy Skitz, the legendary duo that have established the UK as a formidable force in hip-hop.   (more…)

Musically Mad Australasian Premier Screening

Musically Mad NZ premier screeningWhen: Thursday 7 August @ The NZ Film Archive (cnr of Taranaki & Ghuznee Streets), 7pm start

‘Musically Mad’ is a film that dedicates itself to shining light on UK sound-system culture by taking the audience into the heads and hearts of the singers and sound-men, the backbone of the UK roots reggae scene. 

It follows a culture that was brought to the UK by Caribbean immigrants and which continues the tradition of providing upliftment to the people in the face of hardship and fostering community and cultural unification and pride.  

The film includes interviews and footage of some of the key players of the scene, including Iration Steppas, I Natural, Aba Shanti, Jah Shaka, Dougie Conscious Sounds, DJ Stryda, King Shiloh, Afrikan Simba, Channel One, Fatman Sound, Young Warrior, Joe Ariwa, Mad Professor, Levi Roots and many more! (more…)

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Sound the Alarm

Art Official, Jnr Ranks, Selecta KB & Don Luchito

Where: Good Luck Bar – Basement, 126 Cuba Mall

When: Friday 30 May 2008

Price: $5 on the door

Come to GOOD LUCK BARFRIDAY 30 MAY, for SOUND THE ALARM – the first session in a series of NZ-wide sound-clashes – this time to witness two of the heavyweights of the Aotearoa soundsystem scene, ART OFFICIAL (NEWTOWN SOUND) JNR RANKS (MORE FIRE), go head to head for a strictly 45 shoot-out! (more…)

NiceUp Reggae in the Park!

Roots & Culture Crew, Fee (Melbourne), Cpt Midnite (AKLD)

Where: Carrara Park, Newtown

When: Sunday 3:00pm 23rd Mar 2008 – 8:00pm

Price: Free!

NEWTOWN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION & RADIO ACTIVE 89FM ROOTS & CULTURE SHOW PRESENTS: NICEUP REGGAE IN THE PARK – A celebration of cultural unity for Race Relations Day 2008!

WHEN: Easter Sunday 23 March, 2-7pm
WHERE: Carrara Park, Newtown (Directions: Turn right off Daniel Street by the Mediterranean Food Warehouse – look for Harper St on the left about 300 metres up. Just past Harper Street is the path to Carrara Park). If wet, the event will take place at the Newtown Working Men’s Bowling Club (177 Owen Street, Newtown).  

Featuring THE ROOTS & CULTURE CREW plus very special guests FEE (HOUSEWIFE’S CHOICE, MELBOURNE) & CPT MIDNITE (JAFA MAFIA, AKLD)!

With a LIVE TO AIR BROADCAST of the Radio Active 89FM Roots and Culture Show from 4-7pm!

More info on Race Relations Day at: www.hrc.co.nz 

Respect: NEWTOWN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION, WELLINGTON CITY COUNCILRADIO ACTIVEHUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION,NEWTOWN SOUNDVP RECORDS & PEOPLES COFFEE

Newtown Festival DJ Stage

Where: Riddiford St, Newtown (opposite Newtown Ave, near Newtown Mall)

When: Sunday 12:00pm 2nd Mar 2008 – 5:00am

Newtown Sound in association with PDSL presents: The Newtown Festival Fair Day ‘DJ STAGE’. Located in the heart of Newtown, the stage will be situated at Newtown Ave, a hot spot of cultural diversity and activity, reflecting Newtown’s many faces and peoples.

With performances and music from all over the world, the DJ Stage promises to be an exciting part of this year’s festival fair day. Some of Wellington’s finest DJs, including many from Newtown itself, will showcase urban music influenced and created in Africa, India, USA, Jamaica, and right here in Newtown. (more…)

Steve Rice (UK)

Where: Vintage Bar – Basement, 25 Taranaki Street

When: Saturday 9pm 5 Jan 2008 – 3am

Steve Rice, Ras Twig, Danny Lemon

Steve Rice (Bristol, UK) returns to the Capital alongside Danny Lemon & Ras Twig for a night of foundation sound system business!

This night will also celebrate the birthday of Newtown’s own – Art Official!

Gold coin entry – Ska, Rocksteady, Roots & Reggae!

More info:
Steve Rice website