Neil Finn

By GUY WILLIAMS Arrowtown alternative rock band The Seaside Stranglers are throwing a party in the town tonight night to mark the release of their EP, Quick, Fast and Deadly. Frontman-bassist Sam Maxwell, 25, says the gig at Slow Cuts is...

Back in the House

By GUY WILLIAMS Nick Seymour feels like he’s just come out of rehab. Although he’s never actually been in rehab, that’s how Crowded House’s bass guitarist feels about his fortnight’s spell in quarantine last month. Fresh off the plane from Ireland, where he’s...

Homecoming tour

By MATTHEW MCKEW There've been few things to feel upbeat about in 2020, but one Dunedin-based muso says his new album's got a cheerful vibe. Michael Morris has put the finishing touches to an album largely compiled in the garage of...

Arrowtown band going places

By PHILIP CHANDLER A new Arrowtown alternative rock band comprising three uber-talented musos is hitting the road to see how far they’ll go. The Seaside Stranglers — frontman/bassist Sam Maxwell, 25, his brother, lead rhythm guitarist Tom, 32, and drummer Sam...

Finn strips back for a cause

An African charity is pulling Neil Finn to Queenstown, away from his work on two new albums. The 58-year-old plays Gibbston Valley Winery tonight for So They Can, which helps poverty-stricken children and communities in Kenya and Tanzania. The legendary artist praises...
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