“Here comes your band…”

The iconic and legendary Pixies are well and truly back and we are giving away tickets for their Christchurch show on 9 March.

In 2014 they returned from a 23 year hiatus amid much anticipation with their comeback album Indie Cindy, which was met with thunderous applause & critical acclaim (…from myself, at least!) and if they’d stopped there I would’ve felt completely satisfied as a lifelong fan. Having waited since 1991 for an album of new material (Trompe le Monde), it’s clear that they’ve picked up right where they left off – melodic, lyrical, grunty, and with bucket loads of their signature explosiveness.

Pixies
Pixies 2017 lineup. Image supplied.

It’s now the early stages of 2017, they’ve got a new bass player (Paz Lenchantin), and I’m stoked to be readying myself to see them live right here in Christchurch, on Thursday, 9 March at Horncastle Arena, as they tour their latest album Head Carrier.

Released late last year, Head Carrier is yet another example of their signature sound and songwriting styles, and if you’ve never heard them before then this album is well worth a listen if you like bands such as The Stone Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, or even The Jesus & Mary Chain – another 1990s indie band due to make a comeback this year.

If you’re keen to win a double pass to the Christchurch Pixies show just answer the simple question on our competitions page.

Good luck and see you on the night!

The Gig Guide: February 2017

Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we’ve got of that artist’s back catalogue?

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The Gig Guide: January 2017

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The Gig Guide: December 2016

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Dance

  • St Petersburg Ballet – Swan Lake 29-31 December

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Music

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The Gig Guide: November 2016

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Kids

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NZTrio

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The Gig Guide: October 2016

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Comedy

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The Gig Guide: September 2016

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The Church Tour 2016
Debbie Harwood, Hammond Gamble, Sharon O’Neill and Shona Laing (Image supplied)

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The Gig Guide: August 2016

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Comedy

Cover of GiselleDance

  • Giselle, Royal New Zealand Ballet 23 & 24 August

In addition August features both the NZIFF and WORD Christchurch festivals

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The Gig Guide: May to July 2016

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Kidscover of Mister Maker Let's make more

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Dance

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The Stranglers

The Stranglers are in New Zealand touring and have a Christchurch Show Friday 15th April.

The Stranglers in concert, 2008
The Stranglers in concert, 2008. Photo by yooowan, P1000128 (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The punk/new wave English band was formed in Guildford in 1974 and went on to becoming very popular with hits like Peaches, No More Heroes, Always The Sun, and my favs Golden Brown and Skin Deep.

We are lucky to have this legendary band visit our wee city. I’m not missing it for the world.