Dam Native live band are playing in Hamilton
Freecell Events & Entertainment Proudly Presents:
The Following acts will be hitting H-Town like a ton of bricks for a night of Hip-hop, Drum and Bass, Reggae and Dubstep murderation…
DAM NATIVE (6 piece band)
SOULSTATION (Auckland, 5 piece band)
AOTEA-RAW (Auckland, 5 piece band)
URBAN LEGEND (Auckland, current NZ beatbox champion)
EMMA HAND (Auckland)
JINETERO MC (Cuba via Auckland)
PROJECTILE (UK via Auckland)
$10 Before Midnight people. $15 after that
All door sales go to the artists (X23) to pay for travel and expenses.
Bring your happy vibes because this will be a seriously fun skank..
See ya there! One Love
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Quick version: Dam Native band will be playing the support shows of Leigh Sawmill Friday 3rd February, and
Kings Arms The Thirsty Dog (K rd) Sunday 5th.
Press release from the promoter:
THE RED EYES
NZ HOMECOMING TOUR
JAN / FEB 2012
NEW SINGLE >> Circles <<
The Red Eyes, Australia’s much loved Dub/Reggae monster group, celebrate their 10th birthday in 2012 with their first NZ Tour, kicking off at Revolver, Queenstown on Jan 26, before taking in venues in Dunedin, Wellington, Leigh, Hamilton and Auckland. They will also appear at the inaugural festival Winchfest on Jan 28 performing alongside Katchafire and Cornerstone Roots.
The Red Eyes ‘NZ Homecoming Tour’ heralds the prodigal return of NZ’s long lost sons El Witeri and Damien Charles. Born and bred in Auckland, the two musicians’ musical roots were developed touring around NZ throughout the 90’s before they re-met in OZ and honed their alternative Dub/Reggae style for an appreciative Australian audience. Over 10 years their fan base has grown exponentially, seeing them play major festivals throughout the pacific and Australia including the 2011 Australian Raggamuffin tour with Jimmy Cliff and Mary J Blige.
Established in 2002 The Red Eyes’ successful 2nd album ‘Red Army’ was a finalist for Best Blues and Roots Album at the Australian Independent Record Label Awards and lead singer El Witeri was a finalist for APRA songwriter of the year. 2007 release ‘Rudeworld’ and their two EP’s ‘Highplace’ and Prolific/My Kingdom’ have collectively sold over 12,000 copies worldwide.
Exploding onto the NZ turf with a string of club dates through Jan and Feb 2012, The Red Eyes are touring their new track Circles, the first single release from their anticipated third album.
Mixed at the Andy Baldwin Studio in Brooklyn, ‘Circles’ took The Red Eyes producer King Charlie to the US to make the most of the strong Aussie dollar and NY talent with the production of their new single.
The lyrics allude to the relentless touring and winding road that is a musician’s life, where artists are increasingly at the bottom of the recording industry food chain.
For independent bands like The Red Eyes, creating a path outside the mainstream label structure has become more of a reality, particularly with the explosion of social media driven opportunities to reach new audiences.
It may be ‘a winding road… full of hoops and loops and circles’, but The Red Eyes are proving that there will be no stopping them.
NZ Tour Dates
Thu 26 Jan: Mint, Wanaka
With guest DJ Damon (The Nomad) DJ Set
Fri 27 Jan: XIIB/12 Below, Dunedin
With guests Skull Dubbery and DJ Jungle Far I
Sat 28 Jan: Bodega Wellington
With guests Newtown Sound feat Israel Starr
Sun 29 Jan: Winchfest, Oakura, New Plymouth
Also feat. Katchafire and Cornerstone Roots
Fri 3 Feb: Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
With Dam Native and DJ Dubhead (TBC)
Sat 4 Feb: Flow Bar, Hamilton
With guest DJ Captain Nemo
Sun 5 Feb:
Kings Arms The Thirsty Dog (K rd), Auckland
With Dam Native and DJ Dubhead
A print quality PDF file version of the poster artwork is available for printing.
will play an MC set full live band on two of the Auckland gigs for this tour: The Khuja Lounge in central, and Woodys bar in South Auckland.
http://upperhuttposse.chnl.pro/ - some free mp3s at this link.
Friday 25th Nov – Woodys Bar, South Auckland
Saturday 26th Nov – Khuja Lounge Cnr Queen St/K’Rd CBD
Whakatane Friday 2nd Dec – Commercial Hotel
Ngarawhahia Saturday 3rd Dec – Delta Tavern
Wellington Thursday 8th Dec – Bodega
Palmerston North Fri 9th Dec – Old Skool Bar
Paekakariki Saturday 10th Dec – St Peters Hall
Whanganui Fri 16th Dec – Space Monster
Upper Hutt Sat 17th Dec – Rimutaka Tavern
$5 bucks on the door with a flyer from J Day or $10 if you don’t have one. It’s the official after party at Kings Arms which is from 7pm – which is after the main J Day event at Albert park that day (12pm-4:30pm) which only has DJs and speakers and stuff during the day. Looking forward to trying some of that Jamaican Me Hungry!
|Saturday 7 May||Dam Native w/ The Iron Hammers (feat. Solomonics, Jah Red Lion and special guest Ras Stone) and Super Villains (RMC) @ The Kings Arms 7pm
Plus J Day DJ’s: Kirk James, Jafa Mafia, Lady Acro & Exile Hot, delicious food available from Jamaican Me Hungry all night long
Dam Native are playing this Saturday at Kings Arms.
a MUSIC VIDEO for your viewing pleasure:
New Zealand hip hop pioneer Dam Native is launching a dramatic music video for the hard-hitting single, Only You, from the groundbreaking second album – Aotearoa … Nobody Does It Better.
A House of Taonga production with support from New Zealand On Air, the music video was shot by Rakai Karaitiana from House of Aroha with editing by Rongotai Lomas and Rawiri Motutere.
Dam Native are renowned for their poetic skills, songwriting genius, phat beats and underground integrity – and the lyrics for Only You continue to set the benchmark for political street music in New Zealand:
“An addict / like I’m drawn to magnets / don’t panic / i got you running from my magic / horee savage / the systems trying to kill me / but I’ll fight before it happens / respect first / then money / basic shit / if you need to ill on me / you better make it quick / these jails / the highest number / are Maori males / when the truth is revealed / it will read the systems failed.”
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For more information including interviews, images and copies of the music video, contact: