Rotorua

Listen to Grawlixes on Radio NZ – recent interview, live with Jesse Mulligan

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Soon we ll hear Grawlixes (Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin) live in Rotorua at the amazing Monarch Room, performing their album ‘Set Free’. Before then you can listen to their recent interview with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ.

Follow this link to listen: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nzlive/audio/201849488/nz-live-the-grawlixes

Details of their live concert at The Rogue Stage:

When – 22 July

Where – Monarch Room, Princes Gate Hotel

Time – doors open 7pm, music from 7.30pm

Support – Famous Will

Tickets are $15 and you can buy online here: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/55191/Grawlixes—Set-Free-Album-Release-Tour.utr

Tiny Ruins’ concert in pictures – by Simon Travaglia

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Simon Travaglia (Hamilton) took these brilliant photos of Tiny Ruins’ concert which took place at Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, on the 14th of June.

See the full album at this link: Tiny Ruins at The Rogue Stage, support Looking from Alaska NZ

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Looking for Alaska NZ ft Aaron Gott and Amy Maynard
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Tiny Ruins ft Hollie Fullbrook and Tom Healy

Graeme James live at The Rogue Stage 17 June!

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“A man that must surely be poised to take over the New Zealand folk-music scene at any minute”- Libel

Hitting the highways once again this winter is award-winning folk troubadour Graeme James.

2016 was an exciting year for the artist who released his debut original album News From Nowhere in September to great acclaim. The album was a finalist for the NZ Folk Album of The Year and the lead single ‘Alive’ gained second place in the Folk Category of the prestigious international Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition.

Evidence of his endless hard work and hours spent on the road, Graeme started his musical journey busking on the streets of Wellington and sleeping in his trusty ‘Hotel Corona’. These stories and experiences have shaped his captivating and unmissable live show featuring electric fiddle, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, beatboxing, harmonica, mandolin and his velveteen vocals all with the help of a trusty loop pedal.

Graeme’s last tour almost sold out completely nationwide, so get it quick to hear the songs you love and a couple of newbies.

Please note that doors are open from 7 pm, and the music will begin at 7.30pm. Buy tickets online at eventfinda.co.nz.

The venue for this show is Prince’s Gate Hotel, in the lovely Monarch Room, Rotorua. Entrance on Hinemaru Street.

Fully licensed bar and light meals from Prince’s Gate.

Tea n Happiness will provide vegan treats n drinks. EFTPOS available.

Listen: http://www.graemejamesmusic.com

Tiny Ruins at The Rogue Stage 14 June!

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The magnificent Tiny Ruins is visiting Rotorua next month!

“​…One of the best acts to harness the power of dark folk…Expansive, experimental and exciting.” – Hhhhappy

Tiny Ruins embark on an 11- show tour of their home turf this Winter.

Following her ‘Hurtling Through’ collaboration with The Clean’s Hamish Kilgour, and ‘Dream Wave’, a 7″ single recorded with film director David Lynch, Hollie Fullbrook returns with her spellbinding live band to bring a new set of songs to some of the most intimate and celebrated venues in the land.

Laying the groundwork for the release of their third album, now in its final stages of recording, the four-piece will be visiting small towns and big cities alike, showcasing new material alongside favourites from their award winning back catalogue Some Were Meant for Sea, Haunts, Brightly Painted One & Hurtling Through.

Tickets are strictly sold online at undertheradar.co.nz or cash on the door for $25 (if there are tickets left).

The venue for this show is the Monarch Room, Prince’s Gate Hotel, Rotorua.

Ben Salter and the Grawlixes PLUS Shane Hollands and Simone Kaho 11th Feb at The Rogue Lounge

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Ben Salter

Ben Salter is one of Australia’s most highly regarded performers and songwriters. As well as being a founding member of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the two time ARIA nominated Wilson Pickers, he is an accomplished artist in his own right. His debut solo album The Cat established his penchant for the melodic mixed with the esoteric, whilst follow up EP European Vacation was a diverse collection of collaborations that Salter undertook whilst on a five month overseas writing mission.  He has collaborated, written and performed with artists as diverse as Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Tim Rogers (You Am I, The Temperance Union), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger) and the aforementioned Gareth Liddiard (The Drones), to name a few.  His second full length album The Stars My Destination is due for release May 2015 through ABC music.

Read and listen more here: http://www.bensalter.com.au/

The Grawlixes

Grawlixes are a Wellington-by-way-of-Dunedin indy-folk band intent on inserting themselves into your brain with their intelligent, infectious songs about relationships and not being invited to parties. Continuing the great lineage of artists who bring sadness to their sprightly melodies, Grawlixes’s music often deals in the melancholy with self-deprecating honesty and beautiful boy-girl harmonies, sung by co-founders Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin.
A recent signee to Home Alone records, following an extensive European tour supporting now label-mates French for Rabbits, Grawlixes will be releasing their moderately-anticipated debut album ‘Set Free’ early 2017.

Read and listen more here: https://www.facebook.com/grawlixesdunedin/

PLUS special guests

Shane Hollands and Simone Kaho will also be performing on the day.

Shane Hollands is a veteran of the New Zealand performance poetry scene. He is well-known for his innovative work with poetical music of differing genres from jazz to electronica to metal, and his efforts to give other poets a platform to perform; he established performance poetry collective The Literatti, and the NZ national celebration of beat poetry, The Kerouac Effect. He was one half of the art-music duo Beautiful Losers, infamous DJ of the ‘Dirty Wordz’ radio show and is the front-man and poet for the Wordcore band, Freaky Meat.
Freaky Meat has featured at The Oamaru Jazz Festival and The Davies Bay Music Festival, The Titirangi Festival of Music and Prana New Year’s Festival, Coromandel. They have toured extensively around NZ, playing every major city from Auckland to Invercargill and supported Canadian band Ocean Full of Fins on their north Island leg of their national tour.
The Atomic Composition of the Seeming Solid is Shane’s fourth book, released in January 2017. It is eagerly awaited by his fans, a tribute to his vast experience in delighting audiences and making poetry palatable to the masses. Described by Landfall editor David Eggleton as ‘the verbal vortex of Shane Hollands in printed form: the renegade poems of a whisky priest straight out of Beatsville.”

Simone Kaho joined the Literatti in 2011 a scholarship-winning graduate of the International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington, who can count Eleanor Catton, Hera Lindsay Bird and Hinemoana Baker amongst their Alumni. Simone bumped heads with Shane on her return to the Auckland performance scene, she quickly stood out as a force to be recognised who takes charge of her audience weaving stories of passion and loss that evoke with a visual resonance.
She is a performer in demand – at bars like The Thirsty Dog to theatres such as Galatos, The Basement and The Mercury.
Lucky Punch, launched November 2016, is Simone’s first book. Written as a series of interlinked prose poems, Lucky Punch straddles the line between poetry and memoir. Simone gives us a window into heady scents, shameful frustrations and missed opportunities as the narrator comes of age in the rich and confusing intersection between pacific and colonial culture.
It has drawn acclaim for “Its bruising ache, its utter clarity (…) I love it” Paula Green – ‘Utterly compelling” Anne Kennedy.

About the event:

  • BYO drinks and meat for the BBQ
  • vegan food to buy from Tea and Happiness
  • BBQ starts at 5pm
  • poetry from 6pm, followed by the Grawlixes and more poetry
  • main act from 9pm

$20 pre-sale at eventbrite.co.nz or Musicworks Rotorua

$25 on the door

Contact:

Karin 02102381057 / Barry 0226441778

theroguestage@gmail.com

Season’s Greetings and What’s Next

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The Rogue Stage’s Spring series has come to a close. Thank you to all who has supported the shows, exhibitions and workshops! It was so much fun to meet you and enjoy live and original music with you.

We are back with one public show on 21st January 2017 with Albi and the Wolves & Jim Jones and the People’s Temple. Venue details will be disclosed as soon as I have it confirmed.

Take care and enjoy the festive season with family and friends, stay safe and see you on January 21st!

Kindest and warmest regards,

Karin and Barry Vincent