SPACIFIC NEWS #026

SPACIFIC NEWS #26: Contents

1. Big Chill Bar :: Phully
2. Neighbourhood :: Anika Moa + Jayson Norris
3. Islington Academy :: The Phoenix Foundation
4. Big Chill Bar :: Ladi6
5. CDs @ Flat White
6. Selected Highlights This Month
7. Cocktail Of The Month :: Tower 42

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BIG CHILL BAR :: PHULLY :: 03/05/06

Just as suddenly as DLT’s visit to London was announced, so too was the sad news that he has had to delay his trip til September. So we have restored Mr LoveFunk to his rightful place, allowing him to celebrate his return to London in style. For those that don’t know him, Phully has been producing and DJing quality house music for over 10 years, winning fans such as Tom Middleton along the way.

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
Website: http://www.bigchill.net/bar.html

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NEIGHBOURHOOD :: ANIKA MOA + JAYSON NORRIS :: 18/05/06

Together with the nice people at Neighbourhood, we are co-promoting a new monthly that will focus on showcasing the talent of London based expat acts. If you are interested in playing please email us at kiaora@spacific.net.

For our first night we have a very special guest, Anika Moa, who burst onto the New Zealand music scene 4 years ago with the double-platinum album ‘Thinking Room’. Her new album, “Stolen Hill”, is more raw and earthy than it’s predecessor, focusing on more weightier topics than the standard singer/songwriter ruminations on love and life. She will be onstage around 9.15pm.

Jayson Norris was the surprise hit of our Waitangi Day event this year. A singer-songwriter in the mold of Ben Harper, his soulful Pacific roots performances, combining masterful guitar playing and a mesmerizing earthy voice, have impressed crowds all over London. He has just finished recording his debut album “A Basket Full …”, tracks from which you can check out at http://www.myspace.com/jaysonnorris.

Door price: £5

From 8pm til 1am
At: Neighbourhood, 12 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ
Nearest tubes: Westbourne Park or Ladbroke Grove
Website: http://www.neighbourhoodclub.net

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ISLINGTON ACADEMY :: THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION :: 01/06/06

Having received massive critical acclaim in New Zealand in recent times, Wellington indie rockers The Phoenix Foundation come to London for the first time to perform a one-off show at Islington Academy on Thursday 1st June.

With an eclectic sound that traverses many genres including psychedelic indie pop/rock, alt country, and acoustic electro folk, The Phoenix Foundation first made an impact with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album “Horsepower” in 2003. But it was the release of last year’s gold selling album “Pegasus” that kicked them into the big time. “Pegasus” garnered stunning reviews, was in most critics’ ‘Top albums of the year’ lists and was nominated for Best Album at the 2005 NZ Music Awards.

Renowned for their strong live show, The Phoenix Foundation have played alongside the likes of the Finn Brothers, Calexico and Evan Dando, as well as playing headline slots at New Zealand’s biggest festivals.

The band travel to London en route to the US, where they are working with a New York-based management company and will be playing shows in Los Angeles and New York.

For more information (and free downloads!), please check http://www.myspace.com/thephoenixfoundationnz.

Tickets: £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door

Advance tickets from Flat White, 17 Berwick St, W1F 0PT (+50p b/f),
Islington Academy Box Office, 12pm – 4pm Mon to Sat (no b/f)
Ticketweb.co.uk (+£1.50 b/f) http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=155103

From: 8pm til 1am
At: N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS
Nearest tube: Angel
Website: http://www.islington-academy.co.uk/index.cfm

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BIG CHILL BAR :: LADI6 :: 07/06/06

We are very honoured to have the first lady of NZ hip hop drop in for a live set next month. Since starting her musical career in Christchurch as part of the all-girl hip-hop group Sheelahroc, Ladi6 has been making music with her band Verse Two and providing vocals for some of Aotearoa’s finest talent, including Shapeshifter, Scribe, Fat Freddys Drop, Solaa and 50 Hz. She will be ably supported by Ned Ngate, who will also spin a few tunes as well.

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
Website: http://www.bigchill.net/bar.html

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CD STALL @ FLAT WHITE

“New” titles this month are

King Kapisi – Dominant Species
Module – Remarkable Engines

Please note that Flat White is now open on Sundays from 12 to 5pm.

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SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH

10. Die Die Die @ Goo Music // Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper St, N1 // 7-? // tbc
13. MdCL @ Malaghan Charity Ball // Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1PL // 7-1 // £85
17. Bic Runga // Bush Hall, Uxbridge Road // 7-11 // £15
27. Mosus @ Hi-Fi // Matterley Bowl, Winchester, Hampshire // 12-6 // £99

For more May listings, please visit http://www.spacific.net/index.php/sp/content/view/full/1046

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COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH :: SOURPUSS

Ingredients: 50mls 42 Below Passionfruit Vodka, 25mls Passionfruit puree, Juice of ½ fresh lemon, 1 egg white, Juice of ½ fresh lime
Glass: Old-fashioned, passionfruit peel garnish
Method: combine all ingredients, shake.

This cocktail comes to you courtesy of those wonderful fiends at 42 Below, whose Pure vodka is available from Oddbins. For more info on 42, visit http://www.42below.co.nz

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