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Triptonites @ Butter Factory Friday 13 January 2017.

First gig of the year!

– The Triptonites (4 piece psychedelic funk rock)
– Fabrizio Canale (solo singer songwriter harmonica ITALY)
– Tomachi Producer Set (solo electronic soul funk)
– Dixie and her Burlesque dancers in the area funking it up

Only $10 on the door!

*The Triptonites*

…are a band that has fun with funk and ridiculousness. Kara Gordon (fly my pretties) fronts the group of genius musicians. King God (Kara James Gordon), Sir Funkalot (Tomachi Nosnikta), Ben11 (Ben Tapene) and Roscoe (Ross Larsen) are always into a good jam and are looking forward to this summer gig back in the Rei! Let’s party.

*Fabrizio Canale*

Don’t miss Fabrizio! Aside from the usual heavy load of blues renting a suite in our soul we got a new disease: the Country Fever! What can I say: come and see us, for great entertainment and great tunes, such as Fabrizio’s Breakdown and Can Bong Rag.

*Tomachi Producer Set*

Tom is gonna attempt a live show of about 20 to 30 minutes of the fully solo Tomachi DJ set. This is a live drums and vocal performance over backing track / SPD-SX drum machine.

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Each year, to mark the anniversary of the US Prohibition of alcohol on 17 January 1920, a loud and musical noise protest will be held on the grounds of parliament, until cannabis can be freely cultivated. The focus will be on sound, so bring drums, pots and pans, generator based sound systems, megaphones, trash and crash cymbals, and so forth, and begin the setup and soundcheck precisely on 2pm when the house begins to sit, then kick off the DJs at 3:42pm, the bands at 4:20pm with a big session, and finish at 6pm stepping the music up even louder and faster with a massive dance and frenzied party, the idea being to trigger a sound control complaint.

According to the official sitting programme, on Thursdays the house sits between 2 pm to 6 pm:

They incitement to riot is a crime well…

Well I don’t know what will happen now, and we’ve got some difficult days ahead, but it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountain top! But I don’t mind, like anybody I would like to live a long life. Longevity has it’s place, but I’m not concerned about that now, I just want to do gods will, and he has allowed me to go up to the mountain top, and I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land. and I may not get there with y’all, but I want y’all to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the promised land, so I’m happy tonight I’m not worried about any man my eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord!

And then we known on the doors of Parliament to the chant: I have a dream.

We shall overcome…. someday

2004 I am my brothers keeper


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Fresh from Chicago, via Sydney, comes Illuminati Congo a conscious rasta hip hop artist. In his words: Having studied and taught Kundalini Yoga and Rebirthing Breathwork as well as being an avid herbalist in the Rastafarian community, Jahns true goal is to heal. Heal the world of its ills through awareness of self and the practice of unconditional love. Hip hop is an art form that has the ability to communicate complex ideas to a potentially large audience, let it not go to waste!

This is gonna be was an Epic Night – Illuminati Congo live and direct MCing on the Mighty Black Giant Sound System.

A chat between friends about Friday the 5th of August – has allowed two colossus (giants!) to combine. Black Giant Sound System will now be combining forces with Illuminati Congo for a very special event.

Illuminati Congo hails from Chicago Illinois and brings a conscious fusion of Reggae and Hip Hop elements. Guided by higher consciousness and drawing inspiration from African and Eastern mysticism, Illuminati Congo will be taking us on an epic musical journey – Hold Tight and Get ready Y’all!

Selectors Di Genera,l Nealske and Grassroots will be fielding heavyweight Roots and Dancehall vinyl through the newly refurbed Black Giant bass speaker stacks. Booyaka Shot!

Extra Special Guest Selector DJ Orikol has been mashing up Auckland Dance floors over the past year playing the latest Dance floor heat outta Africa. Dance floor Nah Cease!


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Illcongo pfofilepicJahn The Baptist is unlike any other rapper out there. He is able to utilise his mantra of “as above, so below” to formulate a refreshing unity of the higher self and lower self. His lyrics reflect both his practice of spirituality and his embrace of earthly, human desires.

His words are meant to appeal both to Yogis as well as the inner city Hood- with an authoritative demeanor that lets you know he is equally of both. Having studied and taught Kundalini Yoga and Rebirthing Breathwork as well as being an avid herbalist in the Rastafarian community, Jahn’s true goal is to heal. Heal the world of its ills through awareness of self and the practice of unconditional love. Hip hop is an art form that has the ability to communicate complex ideas to a potentially large audience, let it not go to waste!

Illuminati Congo meets Black Giant Soundsystem @Bacco Room


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This just in from your new favourite band who have been confirmed to play at J-Day Auckland… 

Triptonites confirmed to play at J-Day 2016 Auckland – Saturday 7 May

The band will do a short set around 1pm and then another longer set after 3pm-ish

Triptonites at J-Day 2016
Triptonites at J-Day 2016

The last J Day to be held in Albert Park will see local four piece psychedelic funk band The Triptonites nearly burning up on re-entry from sub-orbital warp speed, only to catch fire once more during the madness of this 4:20 sesh-a-thon that is J Day!!

Now you can smoke a giant joint in the park while listening to songs with titles such as: Living life like a trip-tonite, Get ripped tonite with The Triptonites, Tripping out in Mexico, Flying High, Out Of It Guy.

The band will also be playing hits such as Sex With Girls With Tourettes, The Phil Rudd of Funk, Get Inside My Bed, and Get Naked! So get down there on Saturday!

J Day 2016 Auckland
J Day 2016 Auckland

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First Friday of Every Month at 4:20pm

**UPDATE** Next month is NATIONAL J DAY see: this is on Saturday 7 May

Last month’s Facebook Event Page:

Start: 4:20pm until approximately 6pm
Albert Park Band Rotunda
(near Princes Street map)

Auckland Monthly 420 Protest

Auckland Monthly 420 Protest

Like a J Day that happens every month! The basic concept: bring some weed, musical instruments, posters, and things related to cannabis for a jam, smoking session, and general open discussion to promote the legalisation, taxation and regulation of our holy sacramental herb mother ‘tiva!

Future events to be held on the first Friday of every month at 4:20pm starting out with this one (and Friday 5th February) in the Band Rotunda at Albert Park but potentially moving to a larger park if or once it gets bigger!
It is not our fault the government has been slow to consider taxation of such a universally useful plant and that a “farmers market” of ganja would be a useful resource for discovering and trying new strains and flavours.

2016 Protest Calendar

Friday 8 January

Friday 5 February

Friday 4 March

Friday 1 April (April Fools Day!)

Friday 6 May

Friday 3 June

Friday 1 July

Friday 5 August

Friday 2 September

Friday 7 October

Friday 4 November

Friday 2 December

Strapped for time? Didn’t get into Photoshop in time? Try this poster idea out:

Fuck The TPPA Protest Sign Poster

Fuck-the-TPPA-V2 (PDF)

I’m sure one day we’ll love TPPA, but until that day, we have this poster! Exacto.

Just thought I’d carry the story as well…

J Day NZ Poster 2015

J Day NZ Poster 2015


Come to J Day, an international day celebrating our cannabis culture and a protest against the failed War on Drugs.

All events are free, starting at High Noon and run to 4:20pm or so.

  • Auckland – Albert Park. Features music and speakers, on the mighty JAFA Mafia sound system, plus market stalls and information booths.
  • Hamilton – Riff Raff Statue, Victoria St
  • Tauranga – Yatton Park
  • Whakatane – Historic Reserve
  • Taupo – The Black Shed, 10 Miro St.
  • Hastings – ANZAC Memorial, by the Library
  • New Plymouth – Bowl of Brooklands
  • Wellington – Frank Kitts Park
  • Christchurch – Cathedral Sq then ‘roll and stroll’ to Latimer Sq
  • Dunedin – The Octagon

About J Day:

Are you one of NZ’s half-million pot smokers, or do you know one of them? Most Kiwis support cannabis law reform. It’s time to demand change! J Day is a celebration/protest – held every year since 1992 – in support of NORML’s three campaign goals:

  1. A health issue, not a crime: Cannabis consumers and producers should not be criminals. Concentrate resources on problematic abuse. Let the police focus on crime that matters.
  2. Safe legal access to medical cannabis: Medicinal cannabis is allowed in 23 states in the USA, Israel, Netherlands, Spain, Canada etc. Why not here?
  3. Regulate cannabis, the safer choice: Low-risk drugs like cannabis should be regulated via an adults-only, taxable market similar to that in 5 US states, Uruguay and the Netherlands, or the way alcohol is regulated here. There would be no market for synthetic alternatives if natural cannabis were legal.

How you can help:

  • Come to J Day a celebration of cannabis culture with free events nationwide. Dress to impress. R18.
  • Promote our 3 key campaign themes (above)
  • Write or visit your MP – it does make a difference
  • Like us on facebook (normlnz) and follow us on twitter (normlnz)
  • Donate to NORML NZ Inc: 12-3057-0594667-00
  • Contact us at

Note: J Day is R18, for adults only. No alcohol. No glass. No dogs. Please take your rubbish with you.

Big Thanks to our fellow organisers and sponsors: Green Cross, ALCP, Dunedin NORML, CLEAR, The Hempstore

J Day NZ 2015

J Day NZ 2015

NORML presents the 21st Annual J Day – Sat 4 May, 2013

For the 21st year NORML presents J Day: Saturday May 4th, 2013, from high noon.

J Day Auckland 2013

J Day Auckland 2013


J Day 2013 – A4 poster

  • Auckland – Albert Park (in association with Jafa Mafia and The Hempstore)
    • Stage timetable:
      11am WrongWay Ray
      11.30 J Red
      12. Rich Gilbert
      12.30 Lowe 1
      13.00 Azbo
      13.30 Kola (Drunk Elelephant)
      14.00 Fj (Jugglin Crew)
      14.30 DJ Exile + MC Projectile
      15.00 Issa
      15.30 DJ Locksteady
      16.30 Jafa Mafia till close

Plus 200 more cities all around the world, all calling for an end to cannabis prohibition!

Come along and show your support for NORML’s three campaign goals:

  • Treat cannabis as a health issue, not a crime
  • Safe, legal access for medicinal cannabis patiens
  • A regulated, taxable market for cannabis and other low risk drugs

J Day features music, stalls and a positive vibe. No alcohol or dogs please. Strictly R18. Stallholders – see our contact page.

New Zealand has the highest arrest and incarceration rate of cannabis users in the world. Yet many of those arrested are young people possessing small amounts for personal use. Is personal use of cannabis really a ‘crime’? And wouldn’t Police time be better spent focusing on more serious matters?

Today, Stephen McIntyre hung himself with a rope, because the Police raided The Auckland Greencross, and then had him up in the courts for opening NZ’s  first non-profit charitable trust authorized by the NZ government to help patients to obtain cannabis for medicine. Cannabis a natural plant, used as medicine in Israel for 19 years, U.S.A for 16 years and mentioned in every pharmacological text produced in the past 2,000 years and scientifically proven for many treatments.

Perhaps New Zealand would have a lower suicide rate if cannabis was legalised / de-criminalised? I think so.

“New Zealand has lost a peaceful and gentle man who advocated quietly for the sort of reforms that have halved the number of drug users in Portugal over the last decade,” said Dr McGrath, who works at two alcohol and drug clinics in the lower North Island.

 More info about Stephen McIntyre:


Stephen Lindsay McINTYRE Obituary Guest Book Currently, the Guest Book for Stephen Lindsay McINTYRE is available for viewing, but not accepting entries until Wednesday, 25 July 2012. View McINTYRE, Stephen Lindsay. On 22 July, 2012 suddenly at home; in his 48th year. Dearly loved husband of Reiko, loved father of Terumi and Takumi, loved son of Lillias and William McIntyre, brother of Ken, Stuart, Bruce, and Lorraine, uncle to his many nieces and nephews. A Service will be held at 85 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland on Friday 27 July at 1.30pm. Battersby Funeral Services Ltd Ph 09-828-5113 Published in The New Zealand Herald on July 24, 2012


Shame on you Peter Dunne, you are creating more pain in the world:

Overcrowded prisons and high suicide rate: