Live Music Reviews and Photos

Shaft [15/11/06]

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w/ the situations, at the dux de lux, nov 15th 2006

Pretty exciting show at the Dux. I caught the Situations years ago back when they were called Devils Gate Drive and I reckon they’ve come along way. Probably helps when your also the new band for the mighty Bob Cardy; the new live and loud Shaft.

Pretty small, but enthusiastic crowd; I think Bob sold a few cds and t-shirts, and the punters took in some good old fashioned pop and rock.

See more photos from this show at Flickr

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The Situations

Formerly known as Devil Gate Drive, The Situations are a young South Auckland rock’n’roll 4-piece comprised of Glen, Stu, Sam and Brad. They got a lot of exposure New Zealand wide due to the 2004 Schools Tour, then promptly changed their name (via a single gig as the Basics) to the Situations.

Discography (picks in bold)


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Devils Gate Drive

young rock’n’rollers from the south-of-auckland mcca that is papakura. their live show is sharp, if a little warn, and the band really managed to establish themselves in 2004 by touring simultaneously with stars-in-the-making the coolies, whilst taking part in the (huge) schools’ tour – a gruelling high-school performance and education road-show that saw a lot of up-and-coming bands get a bit of exposure (and lets not forget tightened routines) across new zealand. in late 2004 the band renamed themselves the situations (after a single gig as the basics) – possibly hinting at a different direction for this young quartet.
picks in bold

  • the outta time sessions ep [2003 rock-o-tronic ROCK! 5002]
  • teenage frustration [2004 groovy times records]