More concerts than you can shake a stick at

So January’s almost over: Christmas, New Year’s, weeks at the beach have been and gone, and all the while Auckland has seen & heard plenty of great music through the days and nights. But there’s still plenty more to come.
 
Big Day Out, despite the rain and timetable clashes, was its usual rocking success, featuring Iggy & the Stooges  Tool and Rammstein . Best of the local acts was Home Brew, as expected. Unfortunately we don’t have any of their material in the library but you can by their record at the local Marbecks. For a review of BDO’s highlights, check out the city's finest writers at The Corner.
 
This weekend is shaping up to be very musical with Laneway Festival in Aotea Square, featuring Ariel Pink, Beach House, Blonde Redhead, with our very own amazing Lawrence Arabia and Lady Hawke.
 
Meanwhile a whole lot of Auckland will be descending on Hamilton for Parachute, which is hosting the likes of ex-Korn man Brian Welch, Stan Walker, Chris Tomlin, Elemeno P, Rapture Ruckus and Ruby Frost.
 
And to top it all off: Music in Parks is happening! There is truly something for everyone with this lineup. Do not let these gigs pass you by! Yes they are free! Yes they are in your neighbourhood! So no excuses. For some beautiful sounds this Saturday, treat yourself to a magical evening of opera in the idyllic setting of Dingle Dell, from 6-8pm at 29 Dingle Road, St Heliers. The NBR New Zealand Opera presents a programme featuring both 2011 resident and emerging artists for this concert. Or if you're into a bit of rock n roll, see you at Coyle Park Sat 5 March for Anika Moa, Autozamm and Julia Deans.
 
And this is just the beginning. Check here for our next post on the Bfm Summer Series, and did I mention Bob Dylan is returning in April? It couldn’t get much better.

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