Thursday, March 23, 2017

Midge Ure – Powerstation March 17, 2017

  St Patrick’s Day at Auckland’s Powerstation brings Scottish musician and former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure to town…his second of a seven-date New Zealand tour. Originally,...

Mexrrissey – Spiegeltent March 16, 2017 Auckland Arts Festival

Mexrrissey, for those who aren’t familiar, play their own Mexican versions of songs by Morrissey and The Smiths. They hail from Mexico, and sing...

Gorguts & Marduk – Kings Arms March 11, 2017

Let's start with some personal context: Gorguts are a very big deal for me. They're one of Those Bands, the ones your mates know...

The Pixies – Vector Arena March 11, 2017

I first encountered Pixies by way of a burnt CD thrust into my hands by a classmate after a Classics lesson in 2005. “You’ll...

Revolutions at the Spiegeltent, Aotea Square, 9 March 2017

It’s only Day 2 of the 2017 Auckland Arts Festival and I am in shock. Confused. ‘Why’ keeps pounding in my head. Let me...

The Damned – The Studio March 8, 2017

When it comes to the invention of Punk, forget The Sex Pistols and forget The Clash. The Damned beat both of them to every...

Xylouris White – Tuning Fork March 8, 2017

  An Australian and a Greek walked into a bar… This is no joke. Australian drummer Jim White, of The Dirty Three, and Greek lute player...

Atmosphere with Brother Ali – Powerstation February 25, 2017

If I am fortunate enough to have any regular readers of my work, they will know that I have a long-standing appreciation of hip-hop...

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Mt Smart Stadium February 25,...

  Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band have been on the road for over 40 years. Their concerts are legendary, both for their length...

Mundy & The Seamus Begley Trio – Tuning Fork February 24, 2017

It was a lively crowd that came out to Auckland's Tuning Fork on this Friday night to catch some Irish music by the Seamus...

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Respect: Annie Crummer, Esther Stephens, Bella Kalolo, Aaradhna – Spiegeltent March 22, 2017

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Sun Kil Moon NZ Show Announcement

Thursday, March 23 - Vector Arena, 95bFM & Under The Radar today announce Sun Kil Moon’s first show in New Zealand in nearly a decade....