to Feb 18

Lick Auckland / / T H E L O V E C L U B

Lick Auckland is all about the L Word. 

Expect all thing heart-shaped. An inflatable bouncy castle on the dance-floor filled with heart candy. 

Our busiest night every year will see hundreds of beautiful ladies from all over the country in the one safe space.


Thank you for an amazing year Auckland. 2017 was a blast!

We've had half a dozen amazing parties, showcased some of New Zealand's up and coming talent, a killer Halloween night and even partied all night with a Top Dog from Wentworth yet again. 

Here's to another year of crazy get-togethers, partying with old friends, meeting new ones, feeling free and safe in a space you can call home. Forever and Always, Lick Auckland

See you in the New Year. 

Saturday 17 February 2K18
Lick Auckland // THE LOVE CLUB
Neck of the Woods
10PM - 3AM

$10 before 11pm // $15 after 11pm

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to Feb 17

Liquid Lowdown Presents Artificial Intelligence/Emma G & MC Tali

The Liquid Lowdown Proudly presents ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, EMMA G + TALI, CHICCORELI AND REUBIX at K Road's Neck of The Woods

Superduo Artificial Intelligence are back at the forefront of the Drum & Bass scene with a new era of releases, as they continue to carve a truly unique position with their consistently progressive sound. Their debut album for Metalheadz ‘Timeline’ dropped at the end of 2016, gaining widespread critical acclaim. 2017 has been a huge year for the pair. They have been celebrating their success of owning and running the record label, Integral Records which celebrated it's 10yr anniversary.

Joining A.I with be New Zealand’s own Emma G and MC Tali who together have earned themselves a worldwide following due to their ‘Soulside Session’ mixes.
With Emma G living in the heart of London and as label manager of 'Integral Records’, her track selection is always super fresh, forward thinking, big on vibe and her technical skill and craftsmanship is up there with the very best. Tali needs no introduction with her Soulful uplifting vibes and soaring vocals, she is the perfect combination of host and freestyler.

British born Chiccoreli who now resides in the land of Milk and Honey is the creater of the Radio Show 'The Liquid Lowdown'. 
Created five years ago, after Chicco met with Dylan C and Jazz Ziedan from Auckland's Base FM. 
The show has grown from strength to strength and since the start Chiccoreli has toured internationally and played alongside some of the biggest Drum & Bass acts in the world. He also has a bi weekly show on George FM 96.6. The show has seen great success around the globe and has seen it become one of the top shows of it's genre.

NZ's very own Reubix Has been creating a huge name for himself in the D&B world. His unique track selection and mixing style has seen him perform at some of the biggest events over the last few years both here in New Zealand and accross the ditch in Aussie. 
Reubix is also part of the Liquid Lowdown family and has a monthly slot called Reubix Tunes.

Artificial intelligence
Drum and bass

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to Feb 16

The Genius of J Dilla

There are many talented beat makers and producers, but there will only ever be one J Dilla.

For the latest instalment commemorating Dilla's untimely death, a local line-up of Auckland artists will be paying homage to the man who shaped a new sound for hiphop that inspired beatsmiths, MCs and music lovers around the globe.


Yoko-Zuna (LIVE - playing Dilla 2.0) 
Manuel Bundy
Dylan C

J Dilla a.k.a Jay Dee, born James D. Yancey, was one of the few artists whose records were bought on sight, played until digested and then discussed among fans and critics. He kept Hip Hop relevant long after many of its greatest heroes had creatively left it for dead. Well respected musicians such as Questlove, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Common & Janet Jackson have worked with, and been influenced by J Dilla’s talents and he is often described as “your favourite producers favourite producer”


This event is a fundraiser so all proceeds go towards the Dilla Foundation.

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to Feb 11

AKL: Joyce Wrice / Benedek / Silentjay & Jace XL & More

PSA: Mndsgn & Ivan Ave will now be joining us in Auckland !!

Auckland - 10th February 2018
Ivan Ave (NOR)
Joyce Wrice (USA)
Benedek (USA)
Silentjay & Jace XL (AUS)
+ DJs Sam Harmony & Lori

Live and direct from Crown Ruler HQ we’re letting the cat out of the bag: 
This summer Joyce Wrice, Benedek & Silentjay & Jace XL are making a mission across NZ.

For all those people who have been bumping Ivan Ave and MNDSGN’s Low Jams EP every morning since their Soundcloud-savvy mate bopped them over the head with it in 2014, blushing at the smile in Joyce Wrice’s maple syrup coated pipes when she serenades them on I Want You, closing their eyes and pretending they’re floating in a marshmallow funk paradise to the soundtrack of Bene’s World, fashioning a damn near perfect zoot for their significant other to the soundtrack of Silentjay & Jace XL’s Rockabye… Gear yourself up to see the all stars mentioned above, live (!), on the same night.

Hailing from Los Angeles, Oslo & Melbourne, each artist has had a unique contribution to the re-imagination and amalgamation of RnB, boogie and hip hop – in their own right, and across the countless collabs shared amongst them. And, to answer the question plaguing your mind; yes, these collabs will happen before your very ears!

Limited tickets available now via Eventbrite, so make the click towards a funkier future.

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to Feb 10

Omni Takeover Vol. 2

After a successful 2017, Omni Potent is back! We are proud to announce The Omni Takeover Volume 2, following last years $OLD OUT $HOW.

We have teamed up with a number of friends and collaborators to bring you our debut three-show tour. Including our first ever show in the South Island! Each show will have its own exclusive multi- genre lineup of homegrown Hip-Hop, Trap and DnB. 

Fuck the $60 a ticket gigs, these shows are not to be missed. 
Self-curated, self-run, NZ music straight to your doorstep. If your in Dunedin & Wellington finally come experience your O-week Omni Potent style...


$20 on the Door.

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to Feb 3

Ryan Hendriks 'Old Zealand' Album Launch Party.

“Old Zealand is Aotearoa before the lies, before the concrete trees and dirty rivers,
Old Zealand is now and then without being subjective, Old Zealand is objective.
Old Zealand is what happens when the last generation talk about the next one without listening,
It is the Permaculture used to heal the soil dehydrated by societies malnourishment.
Old Zealand is what happens to ‘new’ land discovered by people running from home in search of what they forgot.
Old Zealand is what happens to someone that never leaves.
Old Zealand Is both you and I simultaneously.
Old Zealand is a story told by Ryan Hendriks,
It is not Ryan’s story.. Old Zealand to Ryan is like the land owned by foreign investors that once nourished his ancestors children.
Old Zealand is what happens when fact and fiction got killed by the greater good.”

+ Special Guests
Omni Potent
Kruff Kurtis

Music starts 11pm

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to Jan 29

Albion Place // Mascuzzi Jacuzzi Tour // Auckland

Support from Balu Brigada and Jack Berry

To celebrate the much anticipated release of their debut album, Mascuzzi Jacuzzi (out Dec 1st) and on the back of their first Australian tour, Dunedin favourites, Albion Place are returning to NZ shores in what promises to be one of the most memorable tours of the summer. Beginning in Wellington, the young indie-rockers then head through Mount Maunganui, Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin with a selection of their new material, and all of the old favourites. 

Mascuzzi Jacuzzi is a real coming-of-age album both lyrically and musically that offers long time listeners their first substantial taste of a truly unique Albion Place sound. It is sensual and groovy, combining smooth soulful melodies with funky rhythm and psychedelic synth undertones. When asked about the new album the band said “It’s the first time we’ve come out with something that’s exactly what we intended it to be, It feels fresh and it’s exciting knowing that this project is the best description of where we’re at as humans.” Working with the likes of Oli Wilson (The Chills, Knives at Noon), Steven John Marr (Kane Strang, Doprah) and Tom Bell (The Shifting Sands) there is plenty of reason to to be excited about this coming together of talent and experience. 

2017 has been a big year for Albion Place. Selling out rooms across New Zealand both in support of their single Easier, and in conjunction with Corona on NZ’s first Corona Sunset’s tour. The band have also secured a main stage slot at famous New Years festival Rhythm & Alps, where they will look to kickstart what promises to be an exciting 2018 for the young band.

Joined by an eclectic group support acts, the Mascuzzi Jacuzzi tour will be a unique display of today’s exciting young New Zealand music scene and should not be missed. Tickets available from eventfinda.co.nz

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to Jan 28


2018 doesn't really start until we've blessed the dance floor with a Boog in the Woods! For our first Boog of the new year we've got a line up put together with some of our favourite Boog regulars - Lucky Lance, Haz Beats and Martyn Pepperell, joined for the first time by Selecta Sam

The Boog is Neck of the Woods' very own in house club night - a happy, hedonistic throwback to the 70s and 80s and the music hiphop was birthed out of - disco, funk and soul but most of all, boogie. Every month we bring together some of the best DJs and selectors from all over the music scene to set the dance floor on fire with their favourite boogie tunes. 

The Boog is all about good vibes on the dance floor and a room full of swaying bodies with enough space for everyone, so go ahead and leave any bad buzz at the door. 

Check our our full Safe & Sound policy here : 

$10 presales (ticket link coming soon) / $15 on the door


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to Jan 27

Stanton Warriors

Noiseworks Entertainment Presents


Undoubtedly one of the biggest names in underground bass music returns to Auckland for an exclusive intimate club show at uptown Auckland’s hotspot Neck Of The Woods.

Limited capacity event, only 300 tickets up for sale, available fromtheticketfairy.com

Local support: 
Funk Ferret
Adam O

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to Jan 21

Blaze the Emperor - Western Heights EP Release Party w/ Guests

Blaze the Emperor, and a slew of Auckland and Hamilton's brightest talent will be celebrating the release of Blaze's 'Western Heights' EP. After debuting at number 1 on the NZ ITunes charts, and in the top 15 overall charts locally, his EP marks his growth as a solo artist and also his most successful release yet. 

Blaze the Emperor will be performing his 'Western Heights EP' in its entirety, as well as all his popular releases with the assistance of a live band. The night will feature performances from:

Raiza Biza | Koder (UK) | VULC | LUCA | Sharnar | Tia Drumma

Presales: $15

Door Sales: $20

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to Jan 19

MarlMarlin's Dreaming

Marlin's Dreaming Not That Bad Tour:

Marlin's Dreaming team up with local Dunedin dream team Soaked Oatsats, and veeeery pleasant Dunners skuxxes Mild Orange. 



$10 Online $15 on the door.

Marlin's Dreaming:
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOtX_K_Um7g
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3LTsKAOByvXFR2UshGoxaL
Apple Music - https://itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/marlins-dreaming/1286521529

Soaked Oats:
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmg_mvoa3JI
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6J6UC5lC7h9fEJPCR7UM4m
Apple Music - https://itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/soaked-oats/1220156557

Mild Orange:
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6GruPvK44k
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/track/7khpPruHJK39VTBUQ5WxUE
Apple Music - https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/stranger-single/1291290805

Marlin's Dreaming Summer Tour Dates:

Tue 02 Jan - Water Bar, Wanaka w/ Soaked Oats

Wed 03 Jan - Blue Door, Arrowtown w/ Soaked Oats

Thur 04 Jan - TBC

Tue 09 Jan - Wunder Bar, Christchurch

Wed 10 Jan - TBC

Sat 13 Jan - Meow, Wellington w/ Heavy Chest & Old Boy

Sun 14 Jan - Roosters, Hawkes Bay w/ The Rambling

Thur 18 Jan - Neck Of The Woods, Auckland w/ Soaked Oats & Mild Orange

Fri 19 Jan - Totara St, Mount Maunganui w/ Shambles & Mild Orange

Sat 20 Jan - Storehouse, Taupo w/ Mild Orange & The Rambling

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Nation - Auckland w Brendon Thomas and the Vibes

Wellington based Electro Soul Pop force field, Nation, burst onto the scene in 2016 with their debut self-titled E.P.

Since then, the band have honed their unique sound, through their sophisticated fusion of genres and concoction of upbeat tunes, giving audiences an exciting, diverse musical experience - guaranteed to get you moving. 

Described as New Zealand’s answer to Jamiroquai, the band are pleased to announce the imminent arrival of their explosive sophomore E.P. Pop Vulture in January 2018.

In support of Pop Vulture’s release, the band will be taking their dynamite live show on the road, playing nine shows around New Zealand’s North Island, playing Auckland's Neck of the Woods on January 17th alongside exciting musicians and friends, Brendon Thomas and The Vibes andBewyldabeasT.

Catch this fresh and energetic live act in a town near you in January 2018.

Pop Vulture will be available for purchase from all good digital outlets, with physical copies available at live shows.

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to Dec 24

RIO FUNK presents Naughty Santa at Neck of The Woods

We'll be taking a break over summer so come get naughty with us for the last Rio Funk in a while. 

Join us at Neck of The Woods on Saturday, 23rd of December! Be prepared for a night full of music, beautiful people and lots of fun! 

" The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live "

Door Open at 10pm
$10 cash.

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to Dec 23


We couldn't close up the club for the holidays without one more Boog! To help us celebrate our last Friday night for 2017, we've got your boogie staples - Frank Booker, Lucky Lance and Hudge (The Uptown Boogie). But we're excited to announce a new addition to the line up - long time listener, first time caller, Boog backstage regular Haz Beats on the boogie decks for the first time! (Well, first *official* time at least). 

The BOOG is a happy, hedonistic throwback to the 70s and 80s and the music hiphop was birthed out of - disco, funk and soul but most of all, boogie. Every month we bring together some of the best DJs and selectors from all over the music scene to set the dance floor on fire with their favourite boogie tunes. 

The BOOG is all about good vibes on the dance floor and a room full of swaying bodies with enough space for everyone, so go ahead and leave any bad buzz at the door. 

Check our our full Safe & Sound policy here : 

$10 presales (ticket link coming soon) / $15 on the door


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to Dec 22

The Plug 106.9 End Of Year Celebration

Be sure to get in early to check out all the acts! 7pm kick off! 
We are celebrating the end of a great year of a new youth led initiative,Te Karanga Trust's community youth programs have developed a local community radio station broadcasting in Aucklands CBD and southern suburbs on 106.9FM, online via our app and streaming service available at www.theplug.co.nz . Specialising in NZ Hip-hop, focusing on up and coming raw talent from the local area. 
Over forty acts on one night! A who's who of the future of Aotearoa's flourishing Hip-Hop talent. 
Get in early to ensure entry as this is shaping up to be a capacity event. We will be starting at 7pm with food and meet & greet with performers, followed by over 40 acts, hard and fast, non-stop with no breaks! 
This is a free R18 event. Legalities require any underage attendee is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and ID and proof of this is required on entry.
Please RSVP by hitting register below.

Followed by a guest DJ set


More to be confirmed!



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to Dec 17

El Grande Soundclash - Manuel Bundy vs Dylan C

Friends & Whanau brings a Soundclash of monumental proportions.

Two of New Zealand’s baddest djs, all round super nice fellas and legends of Auckland music scene get into a music battle which the winner will definitely be the punters.
Manuel “Manny Styles” Bundy and Dylan “Te Puke Baddest” Chase will be going face to face or tune to tune on a night not to be missed.

Hosted by MC Slave. Support from Hudge, Bobby Brazuka & TDK

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to Dec 9

State of Mind

After a whirlwind year, including tours of America and numerous trips to Europe, Drum and Bass masters, State of Mind, host their annual Xmas party at Neck of the Woods in Auckland. 
Never one to miss out, their intrepid mic man, MC Woody joins them, alongside a host of Auckland's other talent.

Note : Doors open at a later time of 11pm due to an earlier private function.

Local support to be announced soon.

Limited presale tickets available from:

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to Dec 2

Sal Valentine Album Fundraiser with Molly and The Chromatics

Sal Valentine's eagerly anticipated new album is nearing completion and we need a little help to get it over the line - so we're putting on a gig atNeck of the Woods with our friends Molly + The Chromatics and hope you can join us! 

Also feat. 
- All Sal Valentine and The Babyshakes merch at sick prices (xmas is right around the corner people) 
- DJ's Tony M (100% GOOD) and Caston Major (We Love Music
- DJ set from Sal Valentine
- Drink Specials 🍸

Listen to CHURCH EP here:
And download it for free here:

$15 presales from undertheradar.co.nz
$20 on the door
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
poster work by David Randall Peters @ Aeroshop Graphic ♥

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to Dec 1

D&B DOJO - Drum & Bass DJ Battle

Battle Katz NZ


D&B DOJO - Drum & Bass DJ Battle

A night of funky beats, bangers, the good old rollers, twisted neuro, beautiful liquid, the jump up that makes you want to do... exactly that.

Some of Aucklands top local DJ's go head to head in a battle for SUPREME VICTORY in the DIGITAL DOJO

DJs - Sly Chaos / Intercept / Cyrus / Harry Martin / Dreadnought / Ruces / C-West / Dundidit

FREE BEFORE 10pm - $5 door sales after. (no pre-sales)

Battles will be starting as close to 9pm as possible so get in early so you don't miss out.

Judged by a panel of local dnb freaks.

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