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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...

Gibbston sells out

Got tickets to the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert? If not, you're too late. All 18,000 tickets for the January 20 show, headlined by Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, have been sold. Greenstone Entertainment boss Amanda Calvert says she's "over the moon"...

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...

A shambles of a gig

Queenstown-raised Dunedin-based muso Max Gunn is pretty stoked to gig in his home town. The frontman of The Shambles is playing at The World Bar’s 21st birthday bash Friday night. It’ll be a chance to reminisce as he used to frequent...
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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