/ Dec


3 Garlands Road (The Tannery)
Blue Smoke
$30 + BF

Support; Manos Del Chango (Delaney Davidson & Nicole Garcia)

Fred & Toody Cole from legendary Portland group Dead Moon will play three New Zealand shows in December.

Delaney Davidson will be opening the show with his new project Manos Del Chango!

For those who are new… Fred & Toody are the epitome of D.I.Y. rock and roll, a rock and roll love story in MONO with a canon of unforgettable songs and tales that defy description.

Now a duo, grandparents of four, legends, lifers, and lovers Fred and Toody Cole keep on rocking in their stripped down but no less intense duo Fred and Toody

They have visited NZ numerous times since their first visit in 1992. At the same time Nirvana were reaching great heights with Nevermind and asked Dead Moon to do an arena tour with them, but they had already committed themselves to a 20+ date tour of New Zealand that took them to the main centres as well as Haast, Wanganui, and Greymouth.

This time, their shows will be of a semi acoustic nature – at least on paper – we’re not sure if they know how to play quiet, and dipping into Fred Cole’s 50 + year career which goes from his groups from the 60s to now including; The Weeds to The Lollipop Shoppe to Zipper, The Rats to Dead Moon and more recently Pierced Arrows. Reports of their recent performance from Gonerfest 2016 indicate they are unmissable.

Recent visitor to New Zealand and owner of Portland’s Mississippi Records, Eric Isaacson, says that Dead Moon are one of the most important groups to ever come out of Portland IF not the most important. He is also the official Dead Moon / Fred Cole archivist.

Pearl Jam, Cat Power and THe Black Lips have all covered songs written by Fred Cole.

This writer could go on forever about all things Fred Cole – but see the following quotes from a handful of locals who are Dead Moon, Fred and Toody Cole fans for life …