Laneway 2017 Prelude

This year’s Laneway will be my uh, shit, fourth? fifth? Whatever, I’ve been to a few now and I’ve had varying degrees of success at each. The first I went to I didn’t see nearly enough of what was on offer, spending most of my day wandering aimlessly waiting for the three bands I wanted to see, standing at the precipice of a chasm of musical depth that I was yet to plunge into. Last year’s Laneway was my best, I vowed ahead of time to not bother drinking (or more accurately to not spend more time in line for a drink than I actually would drinking it) and mostly kept that promise. Clashes forced me to go in with a see-what-I-can-of-whoever-I-can attitude and honestly the day was better for it. Sure, I kind of regret not seeing Grimes’ entire set but I also got to see Beach House at sunset and pretty sure I would’ve regretted missing that even more.

I’ve put together a playlist of the 10 acts I’m most excited for come this Auckland Anniversary Day. If you’re going; plan ahead but not too rigidly, get there early, eat heaps before going in, and do as Mick Jenkins does and drink water.
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Week 13

What up what up. It’s still early enough in the summer that I’m enjoying it, and with the rise in temperature comes maybe the most consistently great part of the season: gigs. Just this week I’ve seen Vince Staples (which I wrote about over here) on Wednesday night and Wellington’s TEETH (The Phoenix Foundation x The Muttonbirds making blissed out psych rock. Give em a jam) and SJD last night. This coming week I’m seeing Angel Olsen. A Low Hum is a couple weeks away and Laneway is less than a month off. Shit’s good yo

Playlist as always is up on Spotify HERE

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