Gig

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...
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...
Queenstowner Mark Wilson is singing off a new hymn sheet – his own. The talented local singer and pianist is working on his second album Branching Out In Faith. He’s been creating a bunch of new material which he’ll share at...
A Queenstown family trio will be in charge of the tunes at this weekend’s Autumn Festival party in Arrowtown. The Hamiltones, who’ve been in the resort for about a decade, will be amping up the crowd this Saturday. Dad Ivan Hamilton...
As a teenager, techno DJ Third Son — real name Joseph Thomas Price — was obsessed with movie soundtracks. It’s seeped into the music he produces today and the 26-year-old Brit says it’s important to have strong themes running through all...
An Auckland band are hoping to evoke the spirit of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras at their Queenstown gig. Hopetoun Brown and The Genius of Finn Scholes perform an eclectic mix of jazz, blues and a touch of rock and roll with...
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