Gig of the Week

Bringing the fire

After 18 years at the top of the reggae game, Katchafire are still pouring and tears" into their music. The Kiwi reggae stars have just returned from several months overseas and bring new tunes to Queenstown's Loco for shows tomorrow...

Feeling snap-happy

At first glance, you might not necessarily pick Tom Sainsbury out of a crowd. But throw on a Snapchat filter and he's instantly recognisable as one of New Zealand's most popular comedians. The Auckland funny-man became an online sensation after his...

Sound of summer

They've got a new sound, new songs, a new tour, and Kiwi rockers Summer Thieves are gearing up to bring all three to Queenstown. The Otago favourites are heading to Yonder next Friday as part of a seven-show tour of...
Julia Deans has had just about enough of dick jokes. Having worked in the industry for more than two decades, the Kiwi songstress says the New Zealand music industry is heavily weighted in favour of men, and with that, came...

Bringing the sunshine

Fresh from a whirlwind stint in the home of country music, Kiwi songstress Jamie McDell is bringing the sunshine to Queenstown. The 25-year-old hit-maker was signed to EMI at just 16, and went on to climb the charts with her...

Singing for their supper

They're the self-described grandfathers of a cappella, and they're heading our way. After a starring role on hit TV show Glee and performing in hundreds of shows around the world, the Whiffenpoofs are returning to Queenstown for a show at...

Surprise success

They're the young Kiwi musos who can't quite believe their own success. Dunedin rockers Hot Donnas bring their psychedelic fusion rock vibes to Queenstown's Yonder tomorrow for their first ever gig in the resort. It's part of their 'Melt Ya Face'...

Musical fusion

Their first Queenstown gig was at a strip club, and several years later, Latinaotearoa don't think their next show will be any tamer. The Auckland-based South American duo is coming back to the resort to launch its third album, Influencis...

Smorgasbord of sound

A group of lads from Sumner, Christchurch, are preparing to bring their very own brand of surf-funk to the snow. The Butlers will arrive in town for the third time to play Yonder on Saturday. It's been a big 12 months...

Musical passport

If you think travelling around the globe and connecting with different cultures through music sounds like a pretty sweet gig, Nick Saxon reckons you'd be right. The Sydney muso and TV presenter is headed our way this weekend, playing a...

First time on the road

To the relief of hotel owners everywhere, there won't be any TVs being chucked out of the window when Auckland musos Round Buddha hit the road. The five-piece band is getting ready to embark on their first ever tour, which...

Feeling better than ever

Queenstowners will be the first to hear new music live from Kiwi rock icons The Feelers when they roll into town next weekend. The band is preparing to start their 25th anniversary tour in Queenstown at this year's Winter Festival,...
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