Gig

By PHILIP CHANDLER A veteran Queenstown muso’s lending his voice to today’s commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Pike River Mine explosion that killed 29 workers. Singer-songwriter Noel Coutts is performing his song, 29 Ghosts, at Parliament, in Wellington, before...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A New Zealand Music Hall of Famer’s coming to Arrowtown to pump some energy into the Wakatipu next month through some deep house tracks. Peter Urlich, once of ‘70-80s pop rock band Th’ Dudes, will be looking to...
By HUGH COLLINS Queenstown’s first music festival in the Covid-19 era is set to prop up the resort’s “underground” songwriting community high above the forest floor. Treehouse Sessions will see 20 local artists perform in treehouses as punters zipline between them...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A Queenstown adventure tourism company's zipping into new territory to support the resort's arts, culture and performance communities. Next weekend Ziptrek Ecotours will hold its first 'Treehouse Sessions', where about 20 local musos will take to the tree...
By MIRANDA COOK From singers to gig promoters and sound crew, people in the music business are struggling to make a living as more and more performances get cancelled over the coronavirus. Christchurch-based singer-songwriter Julia Deans has been forced to pull out of her South...

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...

Gig of the Week: Katchafire

Katchafire will drop a few new tracks in Queenstown this week — ahead of their latest album release. Frontman Logan Bell was tight-lipped when speaking to Mountain Scene. What he would say is the album will be released early next year...

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...
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