Danny Brown fans should make a point of watching his Live at the Majestic documentary, which gives an intimate insight into the oddball rapper's life leading up to his 2016 homecoming performance at the famed Detroit theatre. The behind-the-scenes film was originally set to be released through Apple Music but the project was mysteriously axed by the streaming giant in 2017 before Brown gained the rights and self-released it late last year as a stream or digital download. Directed by Emmy Award-winning film-maker Andrew Cohn (Medora, Night School), the 45-minute feature covers Brown's rise to fame and joins him as he tours in support of his fourth studio album Atrocity Exhibition.
Skateboard lovers young and old will enjoy The Nine Club - a weekly podcast interview show anchored by Chris Roberts with co-hosts Roger Bagley and Kelly Hart. "The show that has skaters talking" is set to celebrate its 150th episode this week, having hosted intimate and lengthy (between two and five hours!) conversations with pro and amateur skateboarders since it began in 2016. Musicians such as Lil Wayne and Ben Harper have previously appeared, along with prominent actors and artists that also share a passion for skating. My favourite episodes are those that delve into the lives and careers of old pros such as 80s vert god Christian Hosoi and 90s street legend Mike Vallely.
Make time tomorrow night and get along to see country fuzz rockers Vincent H.L at the Hallelujah Picassos' album release party at K Rd's Whammy Bar. Vincent H.L - featuring members of Auckland indie bands Magic Factory, Echo Ohs, Bozo and Na Noise - have been steadily building on the buzz created following last year's debut album Weird Days.
The eclectic four-piece will be joined by surf rock band King Kaiju, in support of 1:12 Records stablemates the Hallelujah Picassos, who are set to play electronic versions of songs from their new record Voices of Exuberant Hellhounds. Presales are just $16 or $20 on the door. Do it!
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You may have missed it upon its release back in 2016, but do yourself a favour and get on YouTube and digest The Was – a beautifully nostalgic collaboration between video sample artists Soda Jerk and electro wildcards The Avalanches. Several years in the making, the ambitious project saw New York-based sisters Dan and Dominique Angeloro (aka Soda Jerk) cut and splice together scenes from television shows and films, to mash together with sound samples from The Avalanches' Wildflower album. The result is a blissfully psychedelic 14-minute trip that is guaranteed to make you smile.