Gig of the Week

Blues brother

The minute C.W. Stoneking opens his mouth, it’s clear he was born to sing the blues. The gravel-voiced Aussie has built a reputation as a modern blues and rock ‘n’ roll maestro, with multiple ARIA Music Award nominations and six...

Comedy couple

Putting on 27 comedy shows around the country might sound like a gruelling task, but as Jeremy Elwood points out, at least you don’t have to worry about whether there’s milk at home. Elwood is hitting the road with his...

Nostalgic treat

The lyrical maestro behind some of Supertramp’s biggest hits is promising a show full of nostalgia this weekend. Roger Hodgson, co-founder and voice of the pop-rock sensation, will make his way to Otago for the first time to headline the...

Top of the class

School might be out for the summer, but for Christchurch indie-rockers Run77, it’s the beginning of a new chapter. The four-piece band, comprising Angus Mossman (vocals, guitar), Robert Rolleston (bass), George Murray (keys), and Angus Murray (drums), are heading our...

Flying solo

Christchurch crooner Jed Parsons reckons there are a few benefits to going on tour solo. "There's a lot more room on the private jet, you don't have to share all those seats with anybody," he laughs. The 26-year-old indie-pop muso returns...

Not your typical rapper

When you delve into the background of a rapper, an affluent Washington upbringing and reluctance to share opinions may not be what you'd expect. But then, Oddisee's not your typical rapper. The 33-year-old, whose real name is Amir Mohamed el Khalifa,...

Racing ahead

Marilyn Manson and Motown may not seem likely bedfellows, but Auckland band Racing fuses their styles together to create their own brand of hazy rock 'n roll. The four-piece, comprising of former The Checks members Ed Knowles (vocals) and Sven...

It’s business time

Bret McKenzie's really looking forward to playing music that's not all about jokes. It might seem a bit at odds with what Kiwis know and love him for, given he's one half of our 'fourth most popular folk duo'. But before...

Punk rock revival

If you were kicking around in New Zealand in the mid-noughties, you would've been hard pressed to miss Elemeno P. With a string of hits over three albums, the Auckland four-piece dominated the airwaves with classics like 11:57, Verona, Baby...

Reinventing himself

To say it's been a rollercoaster few years for Stan Walker would be an understatement. The Kiwi chart-topper's served as a judge on The X Factor NZ, during which two of his fellow judges were fired over offensive comments to...

Anchors aweigh

He's been a mainstay on the New Zealand music scene for more than three decades, but you'd still be hard pressed to find someone as passionate about the craft as Don McGlashan. The 59-year-old muso's in the middle of a...

Country queen

She's the young Kiwi singer who dreams of taking her music to Nashville, and after listening to country crooner Bronwyn, you get the feeling it may not be just a pipe dream. The Dunedin songstress is playing at Queenstown's Muskets...
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