One of the jewels in West Auckland's crown, Powertool Records, celebrates its 200th release in a big way this Saturday January 28th (Auckland Anniversary weekend), with a top-shelf ALL AGES,10-hour, 30-piece toolbox of talented rabble-rousers. (Read the Powertool records story here at AudioCulture).
Artists playing include Vorn, The Fuzzies, Gold Medal Famous, Venom Dolls, George Henderson’s New Existentialists, Matthew Bannister’s One Man Bannister, The MurderChord, Celine (Rob Lundon and Andrew Moon) – and Something At Lastperforming the songs of Nothing At All! Plus HEAPS more.
The guest of honour, besides the amazing live acts, is the PT200: Powertool Retrospective – a 2-disc collection spanning the label’s last 100 releases. PT200 features an impressive array of both locals and internationals: Bilders, One Man Bannister, Surf Friends. Psychic Maps, King Missile (yes that's right, the legendary King Missile of 'Jesus Was Way Cool' fame), Video Nasty, and The Fuzzies. Plus – again – HEAPS more.
Something else quite special on the day will be Brian Wafer's Record Fair, happening from 10am – 1pm.
Here are profiles of some of the acts playing – and for information about the full lineup, visit the UFO Facebook page.