A lamington smeared on a candidate’s head and a controversial comment about taking a gun to the media were the high points of a political forum held at Unitec last week. Unitec and the Unitec Student Union (USU) held the forum in The Hub last Monday where candidates for the Mt Albert by-election tried to […]
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A Unitec student is currently behind bars for allegedly assaulting a 78-year-old grandfather just outside Unitec grounds. Civil engineering student Bio O’Brien is accused of assaulting Jashmatbai Patel of Te Atatu on Carrington Road on 8 April. The assault, which appeared to be a road rage attack, left Mr Patel in intensive care, and he […]
It’s over! No more incessant ramblings about awesome albums/the state of my hearing/ my revulsion at the “Wellington Sound”/angry critiques of bands that should not be allowed near recording equipment! Oh, and much to the delight of a few ‘fans’, no more misplaced apostrophes, made up words or severely miss-spelt ones!
After knocking back a gin and valium, slip into something sensual and lie back, taking in the pulsating sounds of Erogenous Moves. VBC DJs Clitina aka Georgina Titheridge and Flapunzal aka Tammy Stretton are presenting erotic literature every Wednesday from 9-10PM on the VBC.
After seven months of iTunes and confinement to a low frequency, The VBC is getting professional and going digital. They recently switched from iTunes to professional software and will be streaming online by October 5.
It’s a Monster comes from a crew of angry Paheka, Maori and Pacific Island hip-hop artists joined under the Auckland independent label Breakin Wreckwordz.
This month’s VBC residency at the San Francisco Bathhouse is four-year-old, three-piece Wellington outfit Hot Swiss Mistress. Made up of Warner Emery on vocals and guitar, (also in Phoenix Foundation) Rhys Telford on bass and backing vocals (formerly of Paselode) and Ben King on drums. Salient fired a few quick questions at front man Warner […]
Oh, no. It’s that time of year again. You know, the time of year when those ‘Wellington sound’ bands start releasing albums for the summer. Their deep, repetitive bass lines, smooth horns and organic vocals are inescapable, played at every café, barbeque and stereo at the beach. That’s where Disasteradio comes to the rescue!
As children of the ‘80s it’s perfectly understandable to be disappointed with our current lack of everyday hover cars and robotic servants; we grew up under the impression that by the year 2000 they would be a given.