Music

May 7, 2007

Any critique of Make Another World, the latest album from Scottish five-piece Idlewild, must begin with a discussion of this band’s fantastic name. Idlewild, a beautiful meeting of two words, both fairly evocative in their own right.

May 7, 2007

According to VUWSA President Geoff Hayward Dangermouse – The Grey Album

May 7, 2007

Auckland three piece The Vacants’ debut album In Transit is nine tracks of repetitive, derivative, lyrically indecipherable paint-by-numbers-genre fitting, replicating drug-induced jams. Yes, for the second consecutive week Salient is going to do the unthinkable, and rip apart an independent local release. So shoot us.

May 7, 2007

This week in music was all about dirty rock and roll. OS9 is back on its feet, going from a drum and bass orientated venue to pulling in rock bands for all ages show. Friday April 27 saw four talented musicians united under the name Elston Gun rip into their blues based rock and roll.

April 30, 2007

The bearded boys of southern garage rock are back. While they might have dropped most of the beards upon the release of their second album Aha Shake Heartbreak, the Kings of Leon have proved that they just get more splendid with age – this, their third offering, being one of the best rock n roll […]

April 30, 2007

Live Wellington Reviews This week in Wellington music, we found there were so many gigs going on deserving of review that we had to attend as many as possible. So, Daniel Hanson checked out Ginger Brown at the Matterhorn on Saturday the 24th, and then The Evils last gig at the ‘VBC presents’ weekly Tuesday […]

April 30, 2007

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April 30, 2007

Past albums by the Bright Eyes have had me reaching for the sleeping pills or a sharp knife; anything to end the pain of existence. Their seventh album, Cassadaga, is different – suddenly, I want to drink whisky and hang out at San Francisco Bathhouse more often.

April 30, 2007

I cringed when I saw the new Silverchair video. Daniel Johns with hair on his chest? Dancing? Emitting disco-like lighting?