Arts

August 6, 2007

Heartbreak Hotel is actually damn good. Swedish movies released in New Zealand tend to be few and far between, something I’ve never really understood as I have yet to see a bad Swedish movie. This one tracks the growing friendship between two middle-aged single women, one a gynaecologist and the other a parking warden Share [...]

August 6, 2007

Tuesday night was drizzly and miserable, and who better to get cosy with than The Clientele. With support from Dunedin legend Bob Scott (the Clean, the Bats), these four lovely Londoners provided a warm mixture of mellow, wafting pop tunes and the occasional bout of harder rock noise, delighting the modest (hey, it was a [...]

August 6, 2007

It is always so inspiring to see great things happening in New Zealand theatre and this play sure is one of those great things. Kelly Kilgour does not set out to make any statements, but to tell it like it is and let us take what we like from it. He is absolutely right when [...]

August 6, 2007

www.smaps.co.nz When Fairfax bought TradeMe last year for $700m, most people focused only on the success of Sam Morgan and scratched their heads as to why they wanted to pay so much money for a local website. But at the time I knew that Fairfax would milk probably ten times that amount out of their [...]

August 6, 2007

Anonymous is the third album from indigenously inspired 3-piece band Tomahawk. Mike Patton (vocals, keys, percussion, electronics), Duane Denison (guitars and bass guitars) and John Stanier (drums, percussion), work hard to explore the historical, the ethnic, and arguably, the sublime truth of North American Indian culture. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

August 6, 2007

Before going to see Falling in Love Again, I had no idea who Marlene Dietrich was. I left the show only a little wiser on the subject but feeling contentedly entertained. Jennifer Ward-Lealand kept the audience mesmerised throughout the hour and a half, impersonating Dietrich with great accuracy (according to those who do know of [...]

August 6, 2007

Once every six months I find myself bored out of my brains – you probably suffer the same thing too. Nothing can cure it, with an empty wallet and short attention span you wander the streets out of your wits figuring out what to do to kill two hours. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

August 6, 2007

Auckland four-piece Surf City (previously known as Kill Surf City) have dropped an absolute gem with this magnificent self-titled E.P. Honestly, I’ve just listened to it a dozen times in a row, and I’m still not satisfied. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

August 6, 2007

Tinakori Gallery 42 Victoria St July 26 – August 11 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this