gigs

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...
It’s not widely known one of New Zealand’s finest old wooden schooners, built 101 years ago, lives on Lake Wakatipu. PHILIP CHANDLER talks to Lady Sterling’s owner, muso Noel Coutts, about how he acquired her and why he compares...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Matt Beachen vivdly remembers being at work, painting houses, in 2017 when he and one of his bandmates would hear their song play on the radio six times a day. Fast-forward and that song, Drax Project’s Woke Up...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A campaign's been launched in Queenstown to keep the resort buzzing with the sound of music. Yonder prides itself on being the place to be for up-and-coming artists in New Zealand. But, with Covid-19 hitting the purse strings, there's...

Kilgour comes clean

There aren’t many rockers who could get away with naming an album after their cat, but David Kilgour’s one of them. Kilgour is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s most respected musos. Along with brother Hamish, he founded indie rock...

Southern songbird

"A bit more strummy." That’s how Tui award-winning Kiwi muso Amiria Grenell describes her upcoming yet-to-be-named album. The Christchurch native plays The Sherwood on Saturday with friend and fellow singer-songwriter Flip Grater. Grenell hasn’t recorded the EP but does have an idea...

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...
One-man band Stretch describes his music as somewhere between Highway 61 Revisited and State Highway 2. The Hawke's Bay singer-songwriter brings his foot-stomping folk rock debut solo album Bury All Horses to Queenstown’s The Sherwood this weekend. And as his line...
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