It’s going to be a sad day when Mighty Mighty closes. Students will have a hard time finding a venue that offers up experiences like the O-Week’s Thursday show.
It was always going to be a kind of weird show. Canada’s Ryan Hemsworth is a fairly successful producer known for versatility, warmth, and an ambient kind of hip-hop style. America’s Baauer produces trap music – notably the viral hit ‘Harlem Shake’.
Christchurch’s own Nick Harte dollops out the sub bass on his new 35-track triple-album Guilt Mirrors.
Underwhelming and boring, or an “astonishingly self-aware” album that delivers pop hit after pop hit?
Featuring elements of psych, shoegaze and dream pop, 18-year-old Sam Perry has created a concise and convincing debut with How Many Padmes Hum.
Thanks to the internet and the ubiquity and ease of file-sharing, any obscure musique concrète or krautrock release is just a click away.
One would assume that there is a strong emphasis on finding work as a professional artist. Yet Music students still seem to accept their post-tertiary situation to be one of unemployment and near-poverty.