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.
Past Event1 Dec - 17 Dec 2016
December Music Lineup
No longer available
- About the Event
- Tickets & Times
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.
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.
Tuesday 6 December, 12pm – 3pm
Dropping reggae, dub and hip-hop for over thirty years.
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.
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.
Monday 12 December, 12pm – 3pm
Weaving tracks from Miami bass to the treble of Brazilian funk.
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”.
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.
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.