Thursday, April 05, 2012

Special AK

The Newmatics live at XS Cafe. Photo: Simon Grigg

Just announced, Auckland 80s ska outfit The Newmatics will reform once more to open for The Specials, playing here on this coming Tuesday, April 10.

The Newmatics played an an afterparty for The Specials on their previous 2009 visit, when they played at The Logan Campbell Centre, or Logan Concrete Centre, as it's nicknamed, due to its appalling acoustics.

I'd love to know why the promoters for the return visit by The Specials have chosen Shed 10, as it is potentially a worse venue acoustically than the Logan Campbell. It's a tin shed on a wharf, next to The Cloud, and was used as a beer barn for the Rugby World Cup. Lacking in potential?

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