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Music

September 25, 2017

k2k is an Auckland-based electronic musician making marvelous melodic house tunes and bestowing bangin’ DJ sets on the New Zealand public left, right, and centre. Salient sat down with her recently to discuss her music-making methods, elitism, and womanhood in a dudey industry. * Your new EP Sugar just dropped and it’s full of stone-cold […]

September 18, 2017

Tuesday: Dance for Democracy — If you want to have a funky time and boogie down with New Zealand’s favourite young upstart Chlöe Swarbrick, get yourself down to Meow at 8.00pm and give yourself a pat on the back for participating in a fundamentally broken democracy. Friday: Emily Fairlight, Finn Johansson, and the Bent Folk […]

September 18, 2017

Heralded as “one to watch” back in 2015 by The Wireless, Emma Logan aka October may be young, but her talent should not be overlooked or taken lightly. The Auckland-based musician draws from tenets of glam rock, post-punk, and punk rock in both her style and music to provide an enticing visual and aural experience. […]

August 21, 2017

Lucille Bogan is the ’30s blues/jazz singer with the filthiest damn mouth you have ever heard. Born in Mississippi in 1897, there is very little known about her life before she started recording music in New York in 1923 after being scouted from the thriving jazz scene in Birmingham, Alabama. She was deemed too “vaudeville” […]

August 21, 2017

Wednesday: French for Rabbits ‘It Will Be Okay’ Tour — If you are like me and really just wish that you could jam an IV into you and have atmospheric indie pop streaming through your veins at all times, then you should definitely go down and get your fix at San Fran from 9.00pm. These […]

August 21, 2017

Japanese Breakfast is the name of the solo project of Michelle Zauner, who released her incredible sophomore album last month. Soft Sounds From Another Planet is an appropriately galactic journey through huge walls of guitar sounds, intricate arrangements, impeccably used auto-tune, whirling keys, and reverb-drenched delight — in stark contrast to her lo-fi guitar-based first […]

August 14, 2017

As it is for many, music has always been a place in my life where I can find depth and feeling. And when these experiences are shared with others, it makes them all the more meaningful. I started studying music five years ago because I wanted to find out how music can move us in […]

August 14, 2017

Thursday: Church of Goya / Beatcomber / Damn Dans — Slip on down to Moon this Thursday for a heavenly infusion of post-punk, surf rock, and pop jams. Doors at 7.00pm, $10. Friday: Unholy jam space show — An absolute stellar lineup of Pam, Girlboss, Dodge Viper, and Happily Headless makes this $5 steal of […]

August 7, 2017

Over the last decade, Dunedin has established a rapidly growing and developing music scene, the most notable act to emerge of course being Six60. The international and local success the band found has created something of a new wave of music in the city, and at the forefront of this new wave is Albion Place. […]