Music

April 23, 2007

With three hours to kill and a hangover in desperate need of soothing, Grant-lee Phillips latest release Strangelet proved to be the perfect accompaniment to my Cook Strait ferry crossing.

April 23, 2007

So it’s actually Paul here, ‘cos I asked Ruth, what’s your favourite album ever? And she’s like,”I can’t answer that… it’s like saying what’s your favourite cell in your body.”

April 23, 2007

Inanagua, April 6-8 Phat 07 ended with detrimental feedback due to management, facility and site problems. Phat Moon – a two day dance party from the 6th to 8th of April – at the same site (Inanagua, on the West Coast in the South Island) was thrown as a bid to restore the punters’ faith […]

April 23, 2007

A recent NZSM101 Lecture, Hugh McKenzie LT104 Lecturer: Good morning everyone. Today we will be continuing our discussion concerning the composition of average music.

April 23, 2007

The first time I heard the trademark DFA ‘sound’ was on The Rapture’s cowbell clunking ubersingle, ‘House of Jealous Lovers’. I was blown away. Their landmark LP Echoes suffered from a little bit of inconsistency, but at the time I hadn’t heard anything else like it. When the Rapture split for the majors DFA head-honcho […]

April 23, 2007

What do you feel when you hear really good music? There’s a chill in your bones. A feeling that the moment can never be repeated. You are at the tip of a cresting wave, a tiny part of a movement that cannot be stopped. It’s almost spiritual. That’s what I feel, anyway.

April 2, 2007

When I think of drum and bass, these come to mind: herbals, boy-racers, skanks and the Shot Shack. In Nelson I grew up going to drum and bass dominated dance parties, and I used to be fanatical about the genre. But over time, the scene has changed and I’ve grown out of it.

April 2, 2007

World Cinema Showcase 2007: Paramount April 3,8

April 2, 2007

On Thursday April 19th, approximately 450 kilos of blues-rock awesomeness will roll its sweet old way into Wellington. Gomez are visiting our distant isles, and I’m one excited dude. So excited that I had to call Ian Ball (vocals, guitars, harmonica) and tell him myself. His response is fairly reserved; “thanks, mate.”