Our good friends at Muzai Records are celebrating their second birthday and are having a swish wee shindig. If you’re in Auckland at the end of the month be sure to stop by for some raucous rock’n’roll yo. Here’s the goss from the pen of Benjii Jackson…. and the email address, truth be told…..
It’s been pretty amazing – that I am writing this “media release” to talk about the second anniversary when in all honesty I thought MUZAI would be over and done with by now. My key word throughout the tenure of this little label was “survival”. We’ve come this far, outlasting the dreaded first year and surviving as a new business in a recession.
In fact we’ve done pretty darn well in our first two years if I may toot my own horn for a moment. We’ve had critical acclaim with a few releases of ours (Full Moon Fiasco, Sherpa, Diana Rozz), our audiences have started to swell at venues at the M that an old friend Mittins created has started to become recognized rather thatn asked about.
So along with Undertheradar and Cheese On Toast, we’re throwing a big shindig in June (as god awful a word shindig is): MUZAI YEAR TWO, being held across both Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar from 7:30pm until late. Why two venues? On top of the huge support Rohan and staff have given us, we actually need space for the line up, including some out of towners….
Full Moon Fiasco (Wellington), Sherpa, Idiot Prayer (Dunedin), Cool Cult, Cat Venom, Kitsunegari, god bows to math, Hussies, Sidewalk Meese, Diana Rozz (DJ set).
There will be merchandise, there will be cake (no seriously, there will actually be cake), there will even be those little idiosyncratic things that apparently people have come to love about MUZAI, or completely deride us for.
But more importantly, it’s a chance for all of us to get together once a year, meet and greet each other and just have fun. It’s for us and ultimately for everyone else to come and enjoy.
HERE’S THE SHILL…..
MUZAI: Year Two plays June 24th 2011, 7:30pm – Late Wine Cellar/Whammy Bar, St. Kevins Arcade, Auckland R18
Tickets available from Undertheradar
Presale: $10 (plus booking fee).
Door sales: $15