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Thu 21 Feb 2013, 9:00pm

Where: Bar Medusa, 154 Vivian St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

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  • General admission: $0.00
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Listed by: Tim Edwards

Monica and The Explosion is Monica Welander, an acoustic punk rock artist from Kalmar, Sweden. She has been touring all around the world, as a solo artist or with a band, and she has aroused great interest and respect for her dynamic live performances and her songs.

In July 2010 she released her second album Shut Up! (Hands Up Music) with bassist Paul Slack (ex-UK Subs) and Rob Baylis (Dun 2 Def and The Destructors) on drums. Shortly after the release of the album Paul Slack joined her on stage as well and the duo toured together sometimes joined by JP Morer or Rob Baylis on drums, for about two years. Monica and The Explosion is now back performing as a solo artist, and this is her second solo tour in New Zealand.

Big Cheese Magazine, Sep 2010
"Monica Welander has some serious attitude but is cool as hell too. Armed with an acoustic guitar that she pounds the hell out of, this is acoustic punk at its most fiery and personal... Welander pulls off the Joan Jett, "I-don't-give-a-damn sort of sassiness without any hint of contrivance..."

The sound is best described as ”jukebox punk” - acoustic rock’ n' roll with attitude…

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