Arts

07/05/07

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. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

07/05/07

BATS Theatre, 8 – 12 May, 6:30pm Full $15, Concessions $12, Groups of 6+ $12 book@bats.co.nz, 04 802 4175 www.myspace.com/thehuntingofthesnark Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

07/05/07

When walking into the theatre, it was hard to get excited about this film – which follows the true story of famous Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree. The road for sports movies isn’t an easy one and there have been many dismal failures in the past. However, I was surprised to say that – despite the [...]

07/05/07

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. [...]

07/05/07

Hey! There’s a combination of Nick Hornby, paper molecules, Pocket Penguin, ink, the number three and a whole lot of words! It looks like a book! I was right, it is, and it’s titled Otherwise Pandemonium! Wow! What a cool name! And it’s totally about crazy VCRs (in the days when names like ‘United Video’ [...]

07/05/07

ROAR! Gallery April 19 -May 5 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

30/04/07

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 [...]

30/04/07

Q: What’s the point in having a bunch of male models running around in Greek warrior outfits, if they’re not even going to make out? A: So that they can make long-winded speeches about Freedom. Apparently. Although, just exactly which definition applies to a society as rigid as fifth-century Sparta is another tricky question altogether. [...]

30/04/07

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 [...]