Radio Active Digest

 

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Friday Live to Air - Active Live

The local live goodness continues.  We've taken it to the extreme this week.  We nipped accross the road, knocked on a random door and stumbled upon Johnson City Nights.  Turns out Finn who's in the band is the guy behind 'Partridge Road', which we are loving on air at the mo. Ahhh Wellington ...

Active Live - Every Friday at 3.30pm

Thank you to NZ On Air

Funrazor: Child Cancer Foundation

Felix Five is shaving his head for the kids.
His his is getting out of control, having not cut it for over a month and there's still a week to go! 

Help them raise money for The Child Cancer Foundation here.

And you can witness the shaving in person at The Southern Cross on Saturday June 9th.

Thursday May 31st

Golden Cutain & Craig Terris & franck Monnet @ Mighty Mighty

Popstastic ... ex Grand Prix and Garageland lads hit the track once more.

$5 on the door

Youngsta (Tempa UK) & MC Toast @ Sandwiches

Without doubt one of the finest DJs in dubstep, Youngsta’s flawless mixing and deadly accurate selection place him at the forefront of this evolving scene.

Support from
Olie Bassweight
P-Vans
Lakeside Shanking
Gus

$15+bf from Dashtickets

Friday June 1st

The Upbeats @ Sandwiches

Queens Birthday Long Weekend Drum & Bass Special!
with
B-LINE
DDOG
LEGOMAN
SWANKY
STONYA
FEAR
DELUXE MC
MC CYPHER
SKINNI MC
$20+bf from Dashtickets

Urban Tramper @ The Southern Cross

Urbantramper is a band featuring members of the treeninja kollektiv.

We play, write, perform and record music...We also engage in other creative endeavours...

Free entry just like all the good gigs at The Cross.  10pm
 

Thought Creature & The Shocking and Stunning @ Mighty Mighty

It's Thought Creature's album launch and you know The Shocking and Stunning, they are pretty much Active residents!

$5 on the door
 

Saturday June 2nd

Mark Rae @ Sandwiches

Mark Rae is a DJ, Producer and Songwriter extraordinaire. Mark has been Djing for over 20 years starting Fat City,Grand Central and Yesking Records a long the way.

$15+bf from Dashtickets

Or FREE with your Black Seeds ticket from The Front Room!

The Black Seeds Dust and Dirt Tour @ The Front Room

Back with a new album and back to Wellington.
The Saturday Show is SOLD OUT, but don't worry you can still get tickets for Sunday!

Tickets are $37.50+bf from Eventfinder
 

Beach Pigs & Rackets @ Mighty Mighty

Noisy Pop to bop and flop, history in the video making

$5 on the door

Mighty Mighty Markets @ Mighty Mighty (duhhh)

All the crafty collectable delights Wellington has to offer.  Vintage clothing, shoes, accesories, art, craft, records and special guest DJs.

Free Entry from 1pm

 

Sunday June 3rd.  Yeah Long Weekend!

Givin' Up Food For Funk @ San Francisco Bath House

Back for it's 12th year is the charity party that knows it's own name...Yup, you give up food (which goes to the Wellington City Mission) and you get a truck load of Funk and Soul.

Your Disk Jocks for the night are some of Radio Actives finest; Redbird Jnr, Don Luchito, Dunc tha Funk, Howie D and Colynjah.

Entry by Koha tinned food that goes to the Wellington City Mission.  Yes baked beans are alllll good.

The Black Seeds 'Dust and Dirt' Tour @ The Front Room

There's still a few tickets left for the Sunday show, but you better get in quick!

Get your quick little fingers moving to here for tickets.  $37.50+bf
 

Chamber Music NZ: Sergy Malov & Michael Houston - June 13th @ The Town Hall

Winner of the 2011 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Russian-born Sergey Malov teams up with pianist Michael Houstoun for a spellbinding programme of virtuosic repertoire.
Tickets $35-$65+bf from Ticketek
 

Vector Wellington Orchestra: Veni Veni Emmanuel - June 23rd  @ The Town Hall

Debussy’s Écossaise gives a sophisticated treatment to the robust rhythms of Scottish folk melodies, with their hardy sounds of the pipes and drums.

VWO is proud to present charismatic young Australian percussionist Claire Edwardes as soloist in James MacMillan’s popular percussion concerto. Orchestra and soloist converse in fast, physical music as Macmillan weaves material from 15th century French Advent plainchant into a musical exploration of the Advent message.

Tickets $15-$58+bf from Ticketek

Kora Are Coming! Station Village Complex July 21st

It's been some five years since Kora's eponymous debut album garnered critical plaudits and massive popular success. Since then, the band have cemented their reputation as an unmissable live act - a genre-busting fusion that led one critic to dub them 'mystery musical superheroes'. But what else would you expect from a band whose influences include Iron Maiden, Grace Jones, Faith No More and Prince?

2012 has seen the band hunker down in the studio to record the long-awaited follow up to 2007's 'Kora'. Although the album's title and release date are still to be confirmed, a taster of the album - first single 'Dreamlife' - reveals something of the new direction that the band have described as 'Alien Funk'. It comes on like an 80s arcade game crossed with P-Funk, while always remaining distinctly, absolutely Kora.

Tickets on sale Thursday June 7th from Ticket Master

La De Da & Mazdef Presents La De Da Hip Hop: Ghostface Killah

Support from special guests @peace, Sticky Fingaz, DJ Jaz w/ Evil Mule and hosted by MC Juse1

Get your tickets now from Dash Tickets and usual outlets and join us at the San Fran Bath House on Wednesday 6 June for a night of true hip hop.

Ghostface will be playing tracks from all his 8 studio albums, plus all the hits you know and love from the Wu-Tang Clan...
 

Reckon that'll be enough to keep you going x