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March 7, 2005

Rock vs. Punk, Student Union Building, Thursday 24th Feb

March 7, 2005

This month Wellington gets a visit from Kronos Quartet, whose turn on the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack made classical cool for rock fans. Salient’s Music Editor Tessa Prebble talks to the Quartet’s founder and violinist, David Harrington.

February 28, 2005

Mr Sterile Assembly’s latest release Hulagu has been in the pipeline since March 2004 and kicks off a fundraising project to the get the band to the Czech Republic for an Eastern European tour in April of this year.

February 28, 2005

When you combine a woman in suspenders, a blond braided wig, and a Swiss style hat with a fairly impressive Yamaha keyboard, and amazing vocals, anything could happen. And considering that there were leap frog contests, conducted by the small but enthusiastic crowd of eccentrics down the front at Lucil’s request, it seems that anything […]

February 28, 2005

Nearly everyone, regardless of their opinion on classical music and string quartets, has heard of the Kronos Quartet. Even if the name doesn’t ring any bells, the sound will; think Requiem for a Dream. Almost everyone has seen this film and felt like they have been punched in the stomach at its conclusion. A big […]

February 28, 2005

The Valves

February 21, 2005

OK, I’ll admit it, I am biased. I don’t think I will ever have a bad word to say about Connan and the Mockasins, and I would have gone to this gig regardless of the Checks. It just so happened however, that I missed the Checks at the Big Day Out, so now there were […]

February 21, 2005

Obviously 300 words isn’t enough to give justice to such an event. So I’ll just highlight my faves of the day. In no particular order:

February 21, 2005

To say Chan Marshall, otherwise known as Cat Power, is painfully shy is an extreme understatement. Its more than shyness, it’s a neurosis, and sometimes it seems to border on some kind of mental illness. I had heard that sometimes she turns her back on the audience, and that on other occasions she has been […]