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10th July 2009

Gossip - Music For Men

Posted by: Kitten Power

On the first listen I liked the new Gossip album Music For Men. On the second, I really liked it. By about the third or fourth, I was hooked and delirious. Even when I’m not listening, Beth Ditto and her Stevie Nicks-esque yowls are playing on repeat through my head.
Let’s get something out of the way, […]

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11th March 2009

Amanda Palmer brings a killer show

Posted by: Kitten Power

So who killed Amanda Palmer?  Well I don’t know.  But she sure slayed me last night.
Palmer strode onto the stage at Auckland’s The Studio clad in never-ending leather boots, a short skirt and a beat up t-shirt, clutching a handful of flowers.  The audience cheered and heckled, but was quickly lulled into silence as she […]

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4th March 2009

Album review: Who Killed Amanda Palmer?

Posted by: Kitten Power

Bisexual musician Amanda Palmer (of the The Dresden Dolls) plays in at The Studio in Auckland on Tuesday March 10, then Bar Bodega in Wellington on Thursday March 12.

The solo-debut from Amanda Palmer opens with an explosion of shouts and banging piano in Astronaut: A Short History of Nearly Nothing.  The piano lulls fleetingly for […]

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9th January 2009

Seasonal Sounds

Posted by: Kitten Power

Have you ever noticed that your music taste is slightly altered by seasons?
I watched an amazing show from Seattle band Fleet Foxes at Auckland’s Bruce Mason Centre last night - and it struck me that their music was the soundtrack to my winter. Their songs, with their warm four-part harmonies, evoke a feeling of respite […]

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19th November 2008

CD Review: Lucinda Williams - Little Honey

Posted by: Kitten Power

 
I’m a late convert to country music, a genre which was prematurely destroyed for me when I was forced to line dance to “Achy Breaky Heart” in front of a hall full of people as a school kid.
But in my early adulthood, the discoveries of country-folk-rock crossover artists like Martha Wainwright, Ryan Adams and Wilco […]

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25th September 2008

Peaches at the Powerstation

Posted by: Kitten Power

Peaches, The Powerstation, Auckland, September 24

There is only one word that can aptly describe a Peaches show.  Hot.  The woman just oozes sex. 
The first lady of bisexuality, born in Canada with the unlikely name Merrill Nisker, started the show by demanding complete darkness.  When the lights hit she was revealed balancing on the drumkit wearing what looked like a giant pink puffy pumpkin […]

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20th September 2008

Feed Your Ears!

Posted by: Kitten Power

Need something fresh to listen to?  Here are some tracks which have been rocking my world. 
Bringing the funk: Beck
Trivia: Beck’s fantastic new album Modern Guilt is produced by Danger Mouse of Gnarls Barkley - who brings the funk.
Gamma Ray:

Soundtrack to love: Joan As Police Woman
Trivia: Joan as Police Woman is Joan Wasser, who was Jeff Buckley’s […]

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5th September 2008

Rihanna doesn’t wear the pants

Posted by: Kitten Power

Rihanna and Chris Brown are coming to New Zealand . . . to celebrate, my friend “Kermitguy” (who is much keener on pop than I) has checked out her re-released album, which includes a DVD featuring some live performances.  So just what might Kiwi fans expect from the pop princess onstage . . .?  Keep reading to find […]

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25th August 2008

Don’t miss this Bloc Party

Posted by: Kitten Power

Late last week Bloc Party released their new LP Intimacy online, after keeping the recording a secret (apparently only 10 people knew about the plan).  They announced its web release just three days before it was available. 
I’ve finally had a chance to download and listen - and I love it.  It continues down the slightly experimental electronica […]

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11th August 2008

The Breeders, Bruce Mason Centre

Posted by: Kitten Power

The Breeders - Friday August 8, Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Kim and Kelley Deal rock my world.   I am still coming down from an amazing show.

Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Mando Lopez, Jose Medeles.

Kim and Kelley Deal.

 
Kim Deal.

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