Dinosaur Jr announces support act for Auckland show, HEX

HEX by Riki Taniwha high res

It can finally be announced: Wellington three-piece, HEX will be joining forces with indie-rock legends, Dinosaur Jr to support their one Auckland show on January 23rd at Auckland’s Karangahape Road venue, The Studio.


Monday 23rd January 2017
The Studio
340 Karangahape Road, Auckland

Tickets from Ticketmaster.co.nz and UnderTheRadar.co.nz
More details at plus1.co.nz

HEX is the heavy triumvirate of Liz Mathews (Goldifox, Horror Magnet, Evil, The Hairdos) and hoa wahine GG and Kiki Van Newtown (The Poodles, Newtown, Lazy Suzy, Pseudorobustus) based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington, Aotearoa / New Zealand.

Birthed from a musical lineage that spans classical to folk to punk to metal, these three sisters reflect the chaos approaching post-capitalism, with heavy drums underpinning intricate guitar riffs and dual vocals. Their music methodically moves between harmony and discord, with tempo shifts and interweaving melodies devolving into psychedelic breakdowns before being drawn together again in resolve.

“As the name Hex suggests, there is something magical about this group and this record [‘Calling To The Universe’]. Often their music feels glistening, an enchantment luring you into the coven, maybe to make you pay for ruining the earth or maybe to take you in.”  The Critic

Discover HEX:
Official Website / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp / YouTube


Indie rock legends, Dinosaur Jr will be returning to New Zealand in January 2017 for one New Zealand show at The Studio. Touring off the back of their widely-acclaimed new album, Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not, the original trio of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph are set to bring out the classics from a catalogue that spans eleven albums between them, with hits like: Repulsion, Almost Ready, Little Fury Things, Watch The Corners, Freak Scene, The Wagon, Out There, Feel The Pain, as well as the new.The last time Dinosaur Jr played together on New Zealand turf was at Auckland’s Powerstation in 2013 to a sold out crowd, ahead of J Mascis and Lou Barlow’s recent solo tours in the last year.

Now four albums in since the band’s reform in 2005, Dinosaur Jr show no sign of slowing down the wagon. The three-piece’s new album Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not, (which features the current singles “Tiny” and “Goin Down”) has generated praise from far and wide, affirming the staying power of Dinosaur Jr and the songs of J Mascis:

“This new one sounds as thrillingly noisy, focused and as concisely realised as anything in that vast back-catalogue… Dinosaur Jr is our New Favourite Band. Again,”
Graham Reid, Elsewhere

“If you ever begin to think your best days are behind you, buy one of Dinosaur Jr.’s last three records and get inspired.”
– Double J, Australia

“After more than 30 years, it’s thrilling that Dinosaur Jr. are continuing to hit the festival circuit and making more fans each go-around.”
Consequence of Sound

“an extravagantly brutish soup of sound”The Guardian (4/5 stars)


Monday 23rd January 2017
The Studio
340 Karangahape Road, Auckland

Grab your tickets while you can from Ticketmaster.co.nz and UnderTheRadar.co.nz
More details at plus1.co.nz

Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not  is out now on Jagjaguwar!

Dinosaur Jr
Official Website


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