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May 15, 2017

Shoegaze is a strange genre, named after the fact that bands spent entire shows staring down at the guitar pedals at their feet instead of looking at the crowds they were playing to. It’s a kind of music particularly laden in clichés, sad guitar playing, and average poem-writing teens expressing some personal emotions probably a […]

May 8, 2017

Sad by Sad South (SXSS) — not to be mistaken with South by South West — brought forth a new dynamic to the traditional music festival, in that it featured other mediums of art, such as poetry and visual art, and showcased them in conjunction with music. Appropriating this feature from its Australian counterpart (Sad […]

May 8, 2017

At this point, is there truly any point to reviewing this album? There isn’t much that I can add to the conversation. And if you’re looking for cohesive, meaningful information about what is likely the most revered lyricist of the last decade, I am not the person to come to. But here are some thoughts. […]

May 8, 2017

Tuesday: Loma Prieta with Long Distance Runner — If you like your music screamed at you at eardrum-shattering volume by a squadron of confusingly angry straight white men, then this post-hardcore gig is certainly for you. At Valhalla, the pandemonium starts at 7.00pm. Wednesday: Eyegum Wednesdays with Womb, Pam, and George Turner — Come and […]

May 1, 2017

Onono is the official moniker of Jono Nott, a local multi-instrumentalist who studied fine arts at Massey, and has played in various bands around Wellington’s indie scenes. He released his debut album as Onono, Bad Posture, at the end of last year, which was entirely self-produced and is filled with stone-cold bangers. I sat down […]

May 1, 2017

Wednesday: Eyegum Wednesdays — Bring your delightful selves down to San Fran for a hop and a bop with surf rockers Beatcomber and groovy lil dudes Gregonce. Best of all, it’s free and comes with $5 pints of Kereru, kicking off around 9:00pm. Thursday: Matt Steele Quartet — If you’re the kind of person who […]

April 10, 2017

Wednesday: Yumi Zouma — these Christchurch dream poppers will no doubt get you hoppin’ and boppin’ down to Caroline at 9.00pm to hear what fine sonic delicacies they have prepared. Thursday: The Cactus Channel and Moses — The Cactus Channel are self-described as being “the moody instrumental children of Melbourne’s world famous soul scene,” which […]

April 10, 2017

So you’re in an art gallery, staring at some piece you know fuck all about. There may or may not be colours involved, possibly a shape or two thrown in the mix, fuck maybe even a body part of some description. Some middle aged person wearing clothes that cost more than your annual rent comes […]

April 3, 2017

Wednesday: Eyegum Wednesdays with Disparo and Starving Millions. Whet your appetite for Australian punk with a side of Wellington hardcore with this stunner of a gig. Head remaining squarely on shoulders not guaranteed. San Fran, 9:00pm. Thursday and Friday: Nadia Reid Preservation Tour. Nadia Reid’s deliciously serene folk may just slip you into a trance […]