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Arts

May 26, 2008

Is it a house that might be a television studio, or is it a television studio that happens to be an actual house? Say goodbye to the plague stricken London, and immerse yourself in a Wellington before the hobbit, and after the financial epidemic that is subprime.

May 26, 2008

Bar Bodega Wednesday 9th May Who would have thought the Mint Chicks were from Auckland? In stark contrast to the Mod-esque Jagger-strutting youths that frequently dominate the Auckland/Devonport Music scene with their cooler-than-thou airs and coke-rimmed nostrils, the Mint Chicks present a refreshing alternative.

May 26, 2008

At first glance “Killing Time ‘Til Time Kills Me” looks pretty fucking average. If the cover (displaying a clichéd photo of a ‘pained muso’ holding his guitar, gazing pensively into the distance) isn’t enough to stop you, another major warning sign is the fact that it was recorded at human FM.

May 26, 2008

The Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection, part of City Gallery’s New Zealand programme for the International Arts Festival, opened on 23 February. The exhibition allows mere mortals an opportunity to view an extensive and unique private collection of work by both local and international artists. The collection raises the interesting issue of collecting visual […]

May 19, 2008

NZSM Graduates Shine NZSO-SOUNZ Readings, Town Hall, May 5, 6 NZSM Orchestra, Old St Pauls, May 7 Made in New Zealand, NZSO, Town Hall, May 9 Kenneth Young has had a busy week. The NZ School of Music lecturer and composer (he has new compositions being premiered by the NZSO in July and the Amici […]

May 19, 2008

Local lad James Carroll has done well with this solo debut. Like many of you fellow Aro-dwellers, I probably heard some of this album being recorded on my way to get chips.

May 19, 2008

I’ve loved Flowz’ music since I first heard the Wellington based Footsouljahs (of which he is a core member) ages ago. There’s always been a certain degree of honesty in his work that’s reflected in the music that he makes. Not necessarily Wellington, but of life in general, it feels real.

May 19, 2008

The Third Policeman Flann O’Brien Brian O’Nolan’s job prevented him from writing under his own name, so over the course of hundreds of newspaper columns and God only knows how many letters to the editor of The Irish Times, he wrote under noms de plume. In fact, he wrote under so many different names that […]

May 19, 2008

The Last Shadow Puppets is a side project by Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and Miles Kane of Liverpool band The Rascals. Their album The Age of the Understatement plays like a darker reimagining of 60s sophisticate-pop, in a similar vein to Glasvegas, but beefier.