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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Tinakori Gallery 42 Victoria St July 26 – August 11
Astrophysicist turned science fiction writer Alistair Reynolds is best known for his Revelation Space series – sweeping, galaxy-spanning affairs, with action occurring over multitudes of light years.