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February 20, 2006

One of the success stories in the New Zealand music boom of the early millennium, Elemeno P quickly skyrocketed to stardom after the release of their debut album Love & Disrespect in July 2003. In the twelve months preceding the band had released four alternative-rock smash-hit singles: ‘Fast Times In Tahoe’, ‘Nirvana’, ‘Everyday’s A Saturday’ […]

April 26, 2004

To tell the truth, I’m not really much of a hardcore fan. So while I’m not exactly converted, New York hardcore stalwarts Sick Of It All are a mightily impressive live act.

March 22, 2004

Foamy Ed is the type of band that you have to fully admire. What they may lack in revolutionary musicianship, they more than make up for in fun, energy and genuineness. This is the band’s fifth show in Wellington in the last twelve months – a testament to their relentless touring presence. Described as “catchy […]

March 15, 2004

Eastside, Wednesday March 3rd

March 8, 2004

Later this week Christchurch and Auckland will again play host to the forever touring goddess of modern folk-rock, Ani DiFranco.

March 1, 2004

Opening for Sommerset is emerging Auckland outfit The Bleeders, bringing together an “innovative sound, drawing influence from Punk, Hardcore & Rock”. The group is made up of musicians (Angelo Munro – Vocals, Gareth Stack – Bass, Ian King – Guitar, Hadleigh O’Donald – Guitar, King George Clark – Drums) who have had vast experience in […]

March 1, 2004

The opening fifteen seconds of ‘Inside’ bombard you with sonic pulses of crunchy guitar riffs and thumping drumbeats, the kind that force you to dip your head and tap your feet. Then the song blows wide open. Ryan Thomas’s slurry, gristly voice begins to wail. ‘I’ve been waiting so long/ I’ve been waiting for anything…. […]

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