Gig of the Week

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,...
Some of history's most beautiful tunes are set to tug at the heartstrings during a special performance this weekend. The Remarkable Vocals Choral Ensemble is performing Songs of Sea, Sky and Fire at the Thomas L. Brown Gallery at Lake...

Soul sister

The lady is back and she's bringing soul to the regions. Kiwi hip hop and soul fave Ladi6 brings her brand new tour to Queenstown's Bungalow for two shows next week, and saying she's excited is an understatement. She'd just finished...

Queenstown’s lucky gig

Kiwi rock legend Jordan Luck is heading south for a snow shindig. The Exponents frontman is playing Coronet Peak tomorrow for its last night-skiing session. Luck will be joined by Joe Walsh and Bryan Bell on guitar rather than his Exponents...

Shawnecy in the house

Maysam Shawnecy turns to techno, hip-hop, pop and rock to find inspiration for original music. The DJ will be behind the decks at 1876 tonight — part of his second New Zealand and Aussie tour. The 34-year-old, who usually performs...
Scottish muso John Mason finds inspiration everywhere. “I once found inspiration from a shampoo bottle and I also spent a few months researching the history of economics in order to put more facts in to the words of a song...
Phoenix Foundation’s Samuel Scott says they’ve “never been that popular”. In saying that, Scott — who sings, plays guitar and bangs keys for the band — reckons it hasn’t been a bad thing for the Wellington band. “That’s kind of worked...

Studies of a comedian

The first time Urzila Carlson did stand-up she felt like she was under water getting stared at by sharks. It was intense — particularly as she’d been bulldozed into it by persistent work colleagues. The comedian, who is originally from South...
Ladi6 hits Queenstown this week liberated by an experimental live recording process for her new EP. TOUR CANCELLED: More info here Ladi and producer Brent ‘Parks’ Park will play two sound system gigs at Bungalow tonight and tomorrow night, the start...
Queenstown's music scene gets a boost this week as a few big hitters roll into town. Chart-topping Brit Ben Pearce hits the decks tonight at 1876 — the next instalment of Electric Rush. Popular Kiwi muso Thomas Oliver and Shapeshifter frontman...
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