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Music

September 17, 2007

The newest band to hit Wellington claim to have quantum leaped here from the future – to rectify this world’s relationship with technology. Alex the Kid, a four-piece ‘future pop’ band have been described as a confused boy band, or the Pet Shop Boys on steroids, and have a mission with their music; to promote […]

September 17, 2007

Nirvana – Nevermind 1991 – the year that punk broke, again… When most of you were in nappies I had spent a year watching hyper real television wars like Operation Desert Storm, suffered from Ruthenasia (benefit cuts and the Employment Contracts Act) and had a bum year in general as a typical 15-year-old. Stuck in […]

September 17, 2007

Donning their most gruesome/offensive shirts, patched up leather jackets and blackest pants, Napalm Death fans from around the country – even some from Australia – convened at the San Fran on Tuesday the 11th of September to witness one of the loudest, most brutal shows I think Wellington has even been host to. The San […]

September 10, 2007

Refused – Shape of Punk to Come There is a great story behind the strength of this album’s place in my record collection. I was 14 and had recently become acquainted with punk rock, after years of Soundgarden, Nirvana and Nine Inch Nails.

September 10, 2007

With an album title like this and an MC name like Tourettes, I can honestly say I was expecting something slightly more amusing than awful rhymes, spoken ‘poetry’, and rants about drugs and alcohol.

September 10, 2007

It’s hard to gauge who is listening in on the array of VBC shows; its best to just assume that the effort the DJs put into producing and presenting their shows is making their countless listeners throughout Wellington better informed people.

September 10, 2007

“Maybe to lose or to save your soul is just a choice of how you fill the hole.” Chris Cornell is one of the few truly great rock vocalists, with his penchant for hitting notes in full voice that other male singers only dare attempt in falsetto. A voice at once both warm and harsh, […]

September 10, 2007

For some reason I was late on getting on the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s bandwagon. I tend to have a thing against angry girl rock’n’roll, which I mistakenly took them to be. Like many people, it wasn’t until I heard their second album Show Your Bones that I really began to appreciate them.

September 10, 2007

Local band The Users describe themselves as the most unambitious band in Wellington. They aren’t heading to Melbourne or London to try and make it big, nor are they furiously writing or recording any new material for an album or planning to conquer the wider musical world in any way at all. In a Wellington […]