SPACIFIC NEWS #59: Contents

1. Cargo :: Waitangi Day
2. Islington Academy :: Elemeno P
3. The Forum :: Shapeshifter
4. Lucky Devil Prize
5. Selected Highlights This Month

CARGO :: WAITANGI DAY :: 05/02/09

Hopefully it will have finished snowing by Thursday, so that we can commemorate Waitangi Day without too much of a hitch.

The event starts at 5pm with reggae music from DJ Horace, followed by a performance by the London Maori club, Ngati Ranana at 7.30pm. After them we have live sets from London legend Jayson Norris and The Thin Men, as well as music from DJs Ears and Ajax.

The Cargo kitchen will, as usual, be rustling up Kiwi style treats in the restaurant and quality New Zealand lager will be flowing from behind the bar – we should have Mac’s Gold, Speights and, if we are lucky, some of the new Steinlager pure in stock.

Thanks to the generosity of Mac’s Gold and Lion Nathan, the event will be free all night. We also would like to thank InLondon Magazine ( and Kea for their very welcome support.

From 5pm til 1am
On: 83 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Old Street


Power pop punksters Elemeno P burst onto the music scene back in 2003 with their “Love and Disrespect” album, whose simple guitar driven pop songs with big choruses pushed them to sales of over 45,000 albums in NZ alone. They built on this success with 2005’s “Trouble in Paradise”, which spawned hit singles, “One Left Standing” and “Burn” and helped them to win Best Group at the NZ Music Awards that year.

Their third, self titled, album came out last year, with the first single “Baby Come On” going straight into the top ten. You can check out videos and new songs via the links at

They will be supported on the night by I Am Giant, the new band from Shelton Woolwright, formerly of Blindspott. You can check his new tunes out at

Advance tickets: £12.50 +b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100) or Door price will be £16.

From: 7pm
At: N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS
Nearest tube: Angel
Venue website:


Shapeshifter make a welcome return to London this spring, when they will be performing a few select shows before heading home to finish their fourth studio album, the follow up to the platinum selling “Soulstice”.

There are now only 20 early bird tickets available for £15 +b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100) or When these have gone, the ticket price will be £17.50 +b/f in advance or £20 on the door.

From 7pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY
Nearest tube: Kentish Town
Venue website:


Long running enterprise Lucky Devil offers a nifty solution to buying presents for your rellies and friends back home: they have two online shops – one in NZ and one in the UK – and so remove the need for having to post anything. They have a fantastic range of stylish and unique gifts, with gift wrapping and handwritten gift cards also available,

At the moment, you can save up to 50% on selected products in their sale which runs till 15 February! But in the meantime, Lucky Devil is offering two lucky people the chance to become the proud owner of a “Summer Days” photoblock from KumaraArt – you can see the full range of KumaraArt photoblocks at

To enter, send an email to with the words “Spacific prize draw” in the subject. Winners will be drawn on 15th February and will be notified by email.


09 The Veils @ Ginglik, Shepherds Bush, W12 8PH // 7-1 // £5
15 Rodney Fisher @ Dingwalls, NW1 8AB // 2-12 // £6
18 The Datsuns @ Underworld, NW1 0NE // 7 // £12.50
28 Special Needs @ Lockside Lounge, NW1 8AF // 8-1 // FREE

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