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Lucy Dacus


I've been a bit embarrassed to post this as I don't believe I did my best when shooting Being. or Lucy.

Arriving at The Tuning Fork I realised my camera battery was about to die, so I began using it as sparingly as possible. I only managed to get a few shots of Being. and Lucy before my camera craped out. The lesson here is always to check and charge your batteries or even better buy a spare and keep it on you (which I'm still yet to do)

So after my baby died, I had the pleasure of watching and singing at the top of my voice. You all know how I love Being. and the music she is creating, but this performance was mixed with moving poems which struck a chord with me. With a grin on my face (thanks Being.) I waited patiently for Lucy! She and her band did not let us down. As their last show on tour, I hope that we as an audience did not let them down and I believe we didn't, swaying, singing and cheering Lucy's name. She spoke of how ducked (you know the word I mean) of a place she thought America had become so I reckon she and her band should just come live here in New Zealand.

It was a great night despite my technical difficulties.

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Julia Holter


Julia Holter and her band joined a small (but intimate) crowed on the 24th at Aucklands Tuning Fork. Performing pieces from her latest album 'Aviary'. Because of events out of my control, I became struck with sudden tiredness after shooting for 15 mins or so. I found a little spot on the ground, closed my eyes and just absorbed the waves of beautiful, eerie sounds. Julia's voice has an impressive range and is so mesmerisingly beautiful I found myself swaying and humming to the songs.

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Seamless Presents...


I went to The Turning Fork the other night to see a Seamless gig. I went having seen and heard Openside and Altered Blondes in the past. But it was my first time hearing Foley, and I fell in love! I've been playing their new single 'Settle' on repeat! I hadn't seen, Abdul Kay before either and I loved him! He was great with the crowd and very funny, I loved his set. Check out his new single. As for Altered Blondes, it's always loud and grungy just how I like it! And for Openside, just the way they can amp a crowd up and have them all singing every lyric to there songs! The passion that all these bands have, I can't wait to see the places they all will go! 

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