Arts

October 1, 2007

Simian Mobile Disco is made up of the dynamic duo James Ford and James Shaw, well known for their remixes, including tracks by The Rapture, CSS and The Go! Team.

October 1, 2007

“To create something beautiful about despair or out of a feeling of despair, is for me the most hopeful, life affirming thing a person can do” (Sarah Kane). In London, on the January 18 1995, in the intensified small space of the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 65 people witnessed what some term the “rebirth of […]

October 1, 2007

It’s a Monster comes from a crew of angry Paheka, Maori and Pacific Island hip-hop artists joined under the Auckland independent label Breakin Wreckwordz.

October 1, 2007

It looks like a book. The cover is hard-bound. There are lots of words inside and even a picture of a book on the front cover. But, as Descartes would say – it doesn’t think it’s a book, therefore it cannot be a book. Instead, it is a 160 page philosophical journey through epistemology; ethics […]

October 1, 2007

This month’s VBC residency at the San Francisco Bathhouse is four-year-old, three-piece Wellington outfit Hot Swiss Mistress. Made up of Warner Emery on vocals and guitar, (also in Phoenix Foundation) Rhys Telford on bass and backing vocals (formerly of Paselode) and Ben King on drums. Salient fired a few quick questions at front man Warner […]

September 25, 2007

Craftwerk and A Low Hum up a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G! Salient reporter Sophie Barclay caught up with the modest and marvellous Craftwerk organiser Heather Barnesface, to talk crocheting, Black Power, and teaming up with A Low Hum.

September 24, 2007

Devo – Are We Not Men? We Are Devo! (1978 Warner Bros.) You know how sometimes incomparable and highly original pieces of awesome music seem to jump into your life at just the right time? For me, this album certainly falls into this category.

September 24, 2007

Percentage of voters who believe that Labour will govern after the next election, compared with National: 26, 62

September 24, 2007

Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. Hallowed training ground for actors such as Cliff Curtis, Marton Czokas and a whole bunch of people from Shortland Street. For the first time ever (well since I can remember anyway), patrons won’t have to trek to Newtown for the graduation production for Toi Whakaari’s third year acting students.