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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 PHILIP CHANDLER Due to the the economic situation, a Queenstown gallery space has been reclaimed for further exhibitions, starting this week. Since June last year, Five Mile's developer has let artist Marc Blake use large vacant ground-floor space in Craigs...
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...

DJ’s nightlife reset

By HUGH COLLINS QUEENSTOWN may not be known as a cultural mecca but for one local artist it was the  adventure capital that enabled him to forge a career in music. Stuart Raeburn, better known by some as DJ Stubacca, is...
By HUGH COLLINS A trio of Queenstown production and entertainment companies have taken live streaming to a $30,000 calibre. Industrial Sessions launched its first stream on Wednesday night with a performance from Queenstown's very own up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Sofia Machray. The show was...
Queenstown's youngsters have a "world of possibilities" at their lips and fingertips, thanks to a new music trust. Paul Taylor attends the launch. Emma Wilson and Alison Price can remember being so chuffed at receiving $2000 in funding for their...

Tune in, drop in

Queenstown's culture vultures and the wider community have another chance to help shape the future of the arts in the town. Three Lakes Cultural Trust, established earlier this year, is holding public drop-in sessions next week, soliciting views on the...

Gratitude after cancer shock

It's fitting that Juliana Costa's new music festival's called Gratitude – it's an emotion she's got in spades. The bubbly 37-year-old Queenstowner's organising a one-day celebration to raise money for the Cancer Society Otago, after receiving a diagnosis that turned...
Come Away With Me singer Norah Jones has announced shows for Queenstown and Dunedin in April 2019. The nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones, will perform at the Regent Theatre in Dunedin on April 26, and the Events Centre in Queenstown...

Zip your lips

Shut up or ship out. That's the message from Queenstown's Sherwood after chatty punters caused issues at last Friday's Julia Deans gig. The business is warning people who talk loudly during gigs they'll be asked to leave in the future, and...

Lawyer up

Londonlad Matt Perriment has gone from being admitted to the bar to gigging bars. The 24-year-old muso, who is on his first New Zealand tour, gave up his lawyer day job earlier this year to pursue his musical dream. Perriment plays...

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...
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