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WHEN IT comes to describing New Zealand rock music, associations tend towards either the melodic post-punk/indie of The Chills or The Clean (both linked with the Flying Nun label) or the melodic, sophisticated pop-rock of Crowded House.
This photograph was taken looking west from where Seapoint is today. The house in the picture was roughly across the street from the Bon Bon. It was once an RIC barracks and was latterly occupied by Monica Wallace. There was a concrete bench along the wall in front of the house, which was known as “The Lazy Wall”, a place where old and countrified people, known as “The Fámairí”, would relax and chat and gossip. They came not for the views but for the conversations. Many arrived after their crops had been harvested. They usually brought their own food in the form of home-cured bacon, fresh eggs, butter, cooked chickens, and cakes of bread. “You rented a room and you ate yourself.” They would use the family kitchen of the house in which they were staying and consider themselves part of that family for the duration. There was a small bit of beach below the wall where the patrons could bathe or paddle.
BE HERE Now was the album which put the cocaine infused nail in the coffin of the hubris filled, jingoistic, corpse of Britpop. The phenomenon which, in the words of Suede's Brett Anderson began "with the charm and intelligence of a Mike Leigh film" had indeed "become a Carry On movie".
Friday, October 11 sees Ballina Art Centre hosting Beatle Mal - a one-man show written and performed by Nik Wood-Jones, a life-long Beatles fan. This play provides great entertainment and is perfect for lovers of Beatles music and 1960s pop culture. The meteoric rise to fame of the Beatles began in 1963, so exactly 50 years on it is quite appropriate that this new imaginative drama, with original music, should be presented to a wider audience.
“THERE ARE a lot of Beatles tribute bands from all over the world and I’ve seen them all, but The Mersey Beatles are the best I’ve heard.”
THE BEATLES, arguably the greatest and most influential pop and rock band of all time, will be celebrated in the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday May 30 at 8pm.
Creating Shows presents Get Back - The Story of the Beatles in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone on May 17.
Creating Shows presents Get Back The Story Of The Beatles at the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone on Friday May 17.
The captivating, fun, exciting spirit that came to be known as "Beatlemania" is alive again in the Magical Mystery Men — the most authentic and entertaining Beatles tribute band.