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PLUTO - Stick it to the scum!

15 Apr 2007 // A review by Nico
Hell yeah! finally I can say it. I saw Pluto. It was amazing. You missed it?! Best gig ever. Kind of a feeling of de ja vu except this time I’m the one at the gig and everyone else neglected to come. Well not everyone, just the scum who rubbed it in my face when I missed them at Arc (okay so I dig you really).

Anyway, here’s my story. After five hours of mind-numbingly stupefying work stocking yoghurts and other chilled goods I drank 3 lifts to get my energy up to crazy level and ended up dancing pretty much non-stop from 9.30—12.00. Yum.

A neat little opening act, Motorcade started the night off and yeah it was sweet, there was room enough to dance, but not so much room that you felt like a ponce, although their music did begin to sound a bit samey after awhile. Despite this I preferred their set in a way, Pluto was jam-packed which is generally a good thing, however somehow a couple of drunk, overweight Uni drop-outs/ pseudo-subject students got into the gig (apparently they still don’t have a minimum intelligence requirement at these things) and wouldn’t get out of my bloody way, proceeding to strangle me in the process. But still, even they couldn’t tarnish the Pluto experience completely. A memorable lead guitarist and the even-more-attractive-in-person Milan lead this gig from good to really memorable and although I’m sure they’ve played many of these songs time and time again (e.g. Dance Stamina) there was really nothing stale about their performance.

I hope next time the opportunity arises you’ll follow my lead and stick it to the scum. I guess there’s only two things left to say really; Pluto are nifty and damn! that was 30 bucks well spent. Thanks very much and goodnight.


PLUTO is a New Zealand rock band (mostly) based in Auckland. The group played their first concert together opening for Neil Finn in 2001 and have gone on to support the likes of Duran Duran, Crowded House, Muse, Gomez and The Dandy Warhols. They
performed at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas twice, and made regular appearances at the Big Day Out.

PLUTO’s most successful commercial release to date is their second album, Pipeline Under the Ocean (2005), which went double platinum on the RIA NZ albums chart. The album’s lead single Long White Cross won the 2006 Tui Award for Best Song of the Year. From the same album, Dance Stamina took out the 2006 B-Net Award for Best Song of the Year.

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