Behold! HUPCAST 7 is upon us, risen from the whatchacall to save us all! Click here to treat your lugholes to tunes by Street Chant, Surf City, The Contenders, Ted Danson With Wolves, Inchworm, Hide & Tallow, The Scones and Louder Louder. See you at the shows Thursday March 31st and Saturday April 9th at Nivara Lounge!
HUP caught up with Emily Littler of Street Chant ahead of the band’s show at Nivara Lounge this coming Thursday, March 31st with Big Tipper and THe Contenders. See the ARTICLE to read about failed Hamilton pie-thefts and get some insights into the band's second album 'Hauora.'
HUP's next show is on Thursday March 31st at Nivara Lounge, and headlining are Auckland's fantastic Street Chant. The band is touring to celebrate the official release of their second album on Arch Hill/Flying Nun, entitled 'Hauora'. Skip on over to Flying Nun's Soundcloud to have a listen to new single 'Insides'. Street Chant will be joined by Hamilton punks The Contenders, fresh from an appearance at last weekend's Hamtown Smakdown, and Big Tipper featuring members of Auckland punks Rackets and Surf City. The first band will be on at 9.15pm, and it's $10 on the door.
We recently saw Inchworm play Hamilton in a one-off reunion show. HUP talked to guitarist Justin Harris in Kyoto about his musical adventures since leaving Hamilton, and in particular his solo project Elider. Find the interview -> here <-
Elaine Gyde caught up with Leafa Wilson of OLGA Gallery, to discuss Hamilton's visual art scene and a little about how OLGA came to be and why it does what it does. It's a great read and is waiting for you to find HERE!
Gee Ttohcs was at Nivara Lounge last night to see The Hollow Grinders, Into Orbit from Wellington and His Master's Voice from Auckland. See HERE to read his review!
March 11 was a big night for music in Hamilton, with a Fringe Festival gig at Clarence St Theatre followed by the Inchworm reunion at Nivara Lounge. Search our -> Archives <- page for a review of the night.
Hp caught up with Sam Chumz, organiser of hardcore punk festival Hamtown Smakdown. Now in its 16th year, the Smakdown takes place this coming weekend, March 18/19th. See the ARTICLE to read more.
HUP caught up with Alicia Merz a.k.a. birds of passage ahead of their show at Clarence Street Theatre this coming Friday. Alicia gives fascinating insights into where birds of passage delicate music comes from, and also looks forward to playing the Further Future festival in Las Vegas alongside the likes of Four Tet, Caribou and Leftfield. Read about it -> HERE <- .