I’m drumming for Los Jineteros this Saturday at a place called Ipanema, will be a live reggaeton style sound, I reckon we’ll be on around 10pm with the official start set at 9pm. Free entry!
Pacifico Beer and Ipanema present: CUBA BRAZIL! Perfect mix of the most musical, vibrant, sexy and strong Latin cultures. Perfect way to start the Kiwi summer! A night to celebrate, dance and have loads of fun.Featuring:LANKINO
DJ FLEXLOS JINETEROS(Cuba)
Live Reggeaton band
Rock Funk Samba Rock.
Free Pacifico beer for the 20 first people!
4 pacifico beer for $25 all night
I used to play drums for SJD from 2000 to 2006 – one of NZ’s most underrated composers actually, I put him up there with Dave Dobbyn and the Finn brothers…
Anyhow he’ll be up at Golden Dawn tonight (with his other drummer dammit!) at 9pm and it’s free entry. Stinky Jim DJing also. It’s on the corner of Ponsonby and Richmond (next to 2 Richmond). If you wanna see a tune that I did with SJD this one Witness is OK.
They make a wicked pork roll, actually all their food is off the chain crazy goodness.
Big Boys Toys is on again the weekend starting Friday 9th November… Win double pass tickets: Just reply to this email and tell me what kind of supersonic Russian figher jet that will be there. Head over to BigBoysToys.co.nz and checkout the show information. Winner will be notified by email and this blog will get updated. The event is Friday 9 November through till Sunday 11th at ASB Showgrounds Greenlane. Contratulations to our winner Liam S
It’s a small 30min support set at 10pm for MC Mas who has his single release gig that night ’The Bright Side’. Things were a bit quiet lately, so I joined this live hiphop group which actually has the rhythm section from EASY (Bass – Red, Keys – Dillon, Gat – Windon, and me on drums). You can see some of their videos below using programmed beats, and we ain’t on the recordings yet.
After that we do a headline show at Khuja lounge, then off to Melbourne to play the same lineup at Laundry bar.
Finally Dam Native are playing a real gangsta gig at the cage fights down in TGA. Don’t even have a weblink for that and I’ve scoured the nets hard. Tables are $900 a piece tho’ and they have MMA and Thai Kick boxing.
Last night I went to a Rockshop sponsored bass clinic by Robert “Bubby” Lewis – bass player for Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco and Warren G among others. Real great cat. Always wanted people to ask questions, and got a big number of dudes from the audience to come and jam with him for the 2 bass jams. Was really cool to see the amount of exceptional bass talent that Auckland has to offer, with some amazing playing done by “Junior” and a range of Kiwi bass players got up to have a jam. I asked him about his time with Snoop Dogg and he went into some detail about when Dr Dre rang him up to ask him to come round for the session (Bubby always puts on a great impersonation voice for Dr Dre and also Michael Tobias from MTD basses was awesome).
Favourite phrases he used – “That shits ridiculous”, I also love this word. Used to describe the awesome sound of the new MTD entry level basses (one of which is just $999 at Rockshop) which I agree was ridiculously huge and gritty and in your face. The MIDI bass also pumped out some ridiculous sounds.
Gorilla – used to describe pumping B string walking staccato lines – which arguably do sound like a gorilla, especially the way he played it.
Bubby has a really open mind and like’s all kinds of music. A memorable part was when he said he started out wanting to play drums, which got a good response from me and I leant over and gave a smile to Dylan Elise. When his sister told him to checkout Dave Weckls album Synergy, that’s when he got converted to bass during the intro of one of the songs was a great solo section. Anyhow…. some pics:
Mangawhai Tavern is easy to find.
Mangawhai is located midway between Auckland and the Bay of Islands.
Take the Twin Coast Discovery Highway,
just 80 minutes drive from the Auckland CBD (turn off SH1 just north of Te Hana)
or 50 minutes south of Whangarei (turn off SH1 at Waipu).