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Sat 3 Nov 2012, 12:05pm–7:00pm

Where: Real Groovy, 520 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: velvettiger

Evolution #1 - Converse and Real Groovy ripppp into summer!

What better way to celebrate music in all its forms than music on top of music?

Real Groovy will be alive with the sounds of very loud, very live music with some of the wildest, rawest live talent in Auckland (and out of town) who will rip your decals off. Rackets! Delaney Davidson! Heart Attack Alley! Beach Pigs! Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes! Grrlfriendz! Tiny Ruins! The Manta Rays! Thee Rum Coves! The Rubens! The banging action starts at 12:30 pm. And best of all it's free.

Earlier in the day Real Groovy will go Toy Love crazy with a double LP, a DVD collection and a free seven inch - more about that here:, but continuing with the Toy ‘Lust’ each band will pay their tribute to Toy Love by performing Toy Love material in their sets... 95bFM will be broadcasting live in-store from 8am, and DJs of the finest calibre will be spinning all-vinyl sets all day. And there will be giveaways – lots of 'em!

So to mix the live experience with record hunting, Converse and Real Groovy call up...

- Rackets - sometimes naked, not quite famous but that's all gonna change soon. Whether churning out stellar videos every week as part of their 'Six Sick Singles' venture or playing insanely ambitious tours throughout NZ, this is the band to watch.
New video Snake In the Grass:

- Heart Attack Alley - only a couple of days back from their latest European sojourn, this acclaimed blues trio will rip your heart out while you happily dance all over it.
I Put A Spell On You

- Delaney Davidson - what more can be said about the man hailed as 'the master of magnificent miserablism'? Christchurch-based, but ever the Ramblin' Man touring regularly throughout the US and Europe, if you haven't discovered Delaney by now you're a dick. Seriously.
I Slept Late

- Sal Valentine and The Babyshakes - Grey Lynn's own bionic be-bop-ular sensation - think Michael Caine's Alfie meets Louis Prima, Sal and his shaken babies swing hard like it's still 1945.
I'm Gonna Drink Until I Pass Out

- Beachpigs - right now they have been nominated for critics' choice at the Music Awards but regardless of that decision we welcome their smangin’ cosmopolitan racket and welcome them to rip it up!
Catch Up In The Sun

- Grrlfriendz - From out west this all teen gal trio of screamers already have jaws dropping, plus they don’t take any shit – and they’re big Toy Love fans.

- The Manta Rays - this Windy city trio play instro-mentals from another dimension - somewhere where Link Wray meets Jackie Mittoo
Live at Mighty Mighty

- Tiny Ruins - when she was last here on Record Store Day she performed delicate versions of Toy Love Song and Photographs Of Naked Ladies - on hearing we were doing an official Toy Love tribute she demanded we have her back and we're only too pleased to!

- Thee Rum Coves - with an early Kinks crunch - Jake from thee Rum Coves was a founding member of the D4 - with thee Coves he goes deeper in to his influences taking a mid-'60s direction
Gone Too Long

- The Rubens - the jokers in the pack - from the other side of the ditch - they're in town to open for our pals The Black Keys - hopefully we can talk them into playing a Toy Love song ... and we won't mention the infamous TL image of an Ocker shagging a sheep.
Don't Ever Want To Be Found

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