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Mirah (US) Thursday October 28

Another show we are very, very, very happy to be presenting for y'all:

Strange News, Happy and Poplib in association with Under the Radar present, 
for the first time in New Zealand - MIRAH! 

A permanent fixture in the Northwestern indie scene for the past decade, Mirah is at once an innovator and a heart-on-sleeve artist whose spectrum runs from folk to disco, with a discography as varied as the colours of a Double Rainbow. Collaborations with Phil Elverum (Microphones / Mt Eerie), Calvin Johnson and numerous others have ensured that Mirah has become a household name with music nerds the world over --- and she's finally coming HERE!

Mirah will be touring New Zealand as an incredible trio, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Dave Depper (Norfolk & Western, Jolie Holland) and acclaimed Portland artist Rachel Blumberg, who has drummed for The Decemberists, Bright Eyes and M. Ward!

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

Thursday October 28th at Happy, Wellington
with special guests Ghostplane & City Oh Sigh
Tickets from www.undertheradar.co.nz
 
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If you've never heard Mirah - you're in for a treat. Check her out here:
http://www.krecs.com/html/artists/media.php?interest=25

and of course here:
http://www.myspace.com/cmonmirah

and if you need further swaying - you can hear her fantastical support act here:

www.myspace.com/cityohsigh

http://www.myspace.com/ghostplane



Nathan Haines & The Dream Band with Rikky Gooch

Happy are thrilled to be hosting Nathan Haines and the Dream Band next Saturday night (September 25th). Nathan and Band will be supported by Rikky Gooch.

As it is a strictly limited capacity, we strongly advise securing presales for this show, which are available HERE.

Nathan Haines hits the road in September for an all new musical journey covering dirty funk, soul, jazz and psychedelic rock. The aptly titled "Dream Band" features guitar legend Joel Haines, plus members of Nathan's latest line-up featured on the critically acclaimed new album on Warners, "Heaven and Earth".
The band recently played the main stage at Java Jazz Festival in Indonesia and Nathan played at The Rooms in Tokyo just last month, so expect to see and hear a band at its artistic and improvisatory peak.

Harking back to Nathan's club days in London where he ran his own successful club night for four years (The Nottinghill Arts Club), this latest tour will see a mix of Nathan's DJ sets with a two hour long band set. The emphasis will be on danceable grooves for those who like their music funky and cutting edge.

"Heaven and Earth”, Nathan's seventh studio album, is a distillation of his 25 years in the game, which has seen him master an incredible number of genres including drum and bass, broken beat, house and jazz electronic. He's even made an album with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, as well as guesting on international albums including Jamiroquai and New York dance legends Masters at Work.
October will see Nathan head back to the UK for tours including Italy and the UK, so don’t miss your chance to see one of New Zealand's most iconic and ground breaking musicians backed by the best that New Zealand has to offer.

Free Timothy Blackman download

And interview at 5pm tonight (Thursday September 16th) on the VBC88.3FM.
Timothy is playing tonight at Happy with CIty Oh Sigh. $5 entry fee, doors at 8pm.