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February 18, 2008

In the 1990s, you couldn’t escape Supergroove. With their crazed blend of funk, hip-hop and hard rock, they caught and held the attention of a massive following both in New Zealand and overseas. It was a promoter’s dream; their debut album Traction shipped platinum, their 1995 world-tour delighted audiences in such varied spots as Helsinki […]

February 18, 2008

On Saturday 1 March, skank on down to The San Fran for the Ska-BQ! Only $15 pre-sales, or $20 on the door, PLUS a sizzling bbq (with vegetarian treats) for only a gold coin koha! The Ska-BQ originated in Auckland, organised by Matiu Sadd (the singer from the WBC) and his company Lolly Legs. Dusty […]

February 18, 2008

A four piece rock n roll extravaganza – Dolf de Borst (vocals/bass), Ben Cole (drums) Phil Buscke (guitar) and Christian Livingstone (guitar); described by as “a heavy metal band for people who didn’t think they liked heavy metal any more. A heavy metal band, in fact, for people who weren’t sure they ever really […]

February 18, 2008

The VBC 88.3FM is Wellington’s Student and Community Radio Station, based right here at Victoria University of Wellington. Broadcasting to Wellington City on 88.3FM, The VBC also streams over the internet at

February 18, 2008

SUB Upper Deck (25 – 28 Feb) 4pm each day Free presents free musical free musical entertainment on the deck across from Vic Books, with a portable bar for refreshments. Performers last year included Julia Deans of Fur Patrol fame, Wayne Anderson, “singer of songs”, and the mighty Lindon Puffin:

February 18, 2008

An interview with Tiki Taane. So what’s the deal with your live show? Basically, I’ve written an album, and I needed a band to play the album live, the members of Shapeshifter came to me and said look we would love to be your band, and I said sweet. So basically its the members from […]

February 7, 2008

It’s a soul-searching moment when you walk through the gates of Mt. Smart Stadium into yet another Big Day Out as you wonder why the hell you still go to this festival. The line-up is 80% hype, the water is more expensive than V, you get covered in dirty bogan sweat as you try to […]

January 28, 2008

A packed audience at the TSB Arena suffered through a disappointing start to the 2008 musical calendar when should-be rock legends Kings of Leon took the stage. The opening act, Australian four-piece Youth Group, managed to mildly entertain Kings’ fans with their uninspiring blend of pop-rock and shoe-gazing, while the anticipation of seeing the southern […]

October 15, 2007

Christchurch four-piece The Enright House have done well with their debut LP Amaze and Amazement. A dense work of shifting melodies and whispered vocals, this record is complex and ethereal, and will no doubt be a hit for anyone with a taste for dark, layered post-rock in the same vein as Explosions in the Sky, […]