Past Event1 Dec - 17 Dec 2016

December Music Lineup

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Aotea Square


Golden Dawn entertainment manager and Auckland Live Summer in the Square music programmer, Matthew Crawley has been involved in almost every aspect of the New Zealand music industry for the past 10 years, and has handpicked this great lineup for your summer playlist.

DJ Mr Crawley

Thursday 1 December, 12pm – 3pm

Golden Dawn entertainment manager, Mr Crawley kicks off with an all-vinyl set of weird and wonderful curiosities.


Darryn Harkness

Friday 2 December, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Alt-rock veteran (Serafin, New Telepathics) plays as a one man army! Expect a hot-pot of looped live percussion, funky organ, twanged-out guitar and discarded hubcap drums.


So Laid Back Country China

Saturday 3 December, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

It’s hard not to fall in love with the sound of this brooding Americana-tinged Wellington quartet. Their live show is nothing short of stunning.


DJ Lucky Lance

Monday 5 December, 12pm – 3pm

The Team Dynamite founder spins some soul, funk and rap records.


DJ Dubhead

Tuesday 6 December, 12pm – 3pm

Dropping reggae, dub and hip-hop for over thirty years.


Harry Himself

Wednesday 7 December, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Playing everything from the tuba to an array of conch shells.


Julia Jacklin (AUS)

Thursday 8 December, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Hailing from Australia’s Blue Mountains, Julia Jacklin is a bona fide rising star. Delving into alt-country and indie folk alike, with beautiful results.

Watch a performance here


Trip Pony

Friday 9 December, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

The youngest of the Sami Sisters creates ‘dreamy R&B from Onehunga’. You’d be hard pressed to find a more impressive voice than Priya “Trip Pony” Sami.


SoccerPractise with Peach Milk

Saturday 10 December, 12pm – 1.30pm

SoccerPractise performed Moana Maniapoto’s Tahi at the Silver Scrolls to critical acclaim and Peach Milk is the electronica producer of the minute.


Carnivorous Plant Society

Sunday 11 December, 12.30pm – 2pm

Self-described as purveyors of ‘cinematic fantasy jazz with a Mexican twist’, Finn Scholes and his cohorts are forging a new sound.


DJ Aniwaniwa

Monday 12 December, 12pm – 3pm

Weaving tracks from Miami bass to the treble of Brazilian funk.


Dave Weir

Tuesday 13 December, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Student radio darling Dave Weir peddles hazy summer sounds.



Wednesday 14 December, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

In the damp safety of his basement, Merk has been slowly been developing his unique brand of songwriting, described as “if George Martin produced Pavement”.


New Farben

Thursday 15 December, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Aotearoa’s princes of percussion, Julien Dyne (Ladi6), Parks (Ladi6), Chris O’Connor (The Phoenix Foundation), with jazz legend Jonathan Crayford.


Echo Ohs

Friday 16 December, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Echo Ohs have had quite a year. Their swamp-soaked take on surf rock and formidable live shows have seen them go from strength to surfadelic strength!



Saturday 17 December, 6.30pm – 7.30pm  

A pop culture vulture, LarzRanda is not your average rap star. His hyper-coloured take on life, the universe and everything is infectious. There’s no party like this.

Watch a performance here.


Find out about music in January here as Matthew Crawley continues to create the essential summer playlist for you.

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