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Fine & Dandy

Defining alt-rockers The Dandy Warhols are bringing their signature long sets and witty on-stage repertoire back to the city, along with a killer playlist from an epic back catalogue that includes ‘Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth’, ‘Bohemian Like Me’, ‘We Used to be Friends’, and lots more besides.

Taking bands such as The Velvet Underground, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys as their formative influences, the group dropped their debut in 1995, but it wasn’t until 2000 that the über cool four-piece truly surged out of Portland to take the world by storm with their third album, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia. Seven more albums (including last year’s Distortland), multiple world tours, and a controversial and acclaimed warts-and-all rockumentary (2004’s Dig!) later, they’re back in New Zealand for the first time in nine years, hitting The Foundry at the UCSA.

Original line-up Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmstrom, Zia McCabe and Brent DeBoer have established a reputation as a can’t-miss live act and are still selling out shows around the world, and with the band a genuine icon of the alt-rock scene, this is one for music fans of all stripes to put on their radar.

The Dandy Warhols
The Foundry at the UCSA, Sep 19
www.dandywarhols.com

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