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October 2, 2011

In the words of Jon Stewart, the sound of Nirvana was like “The Beatles had swallowed Black Flag”. By 1991, this small, three-piece band from Aberdeen, Washington was on to its fifth drummer and was getting ready to become a part of music history. Even though the band were only together for a short time, […]

September 5, 2011

I’m With You is the latest instalment from the Grammy award winning, funkadelic rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Chili’s last 28 track, chart topping album Stadium Arcadium was released five and a half years ago and went on to sell around eight million copies globally so it’d be pretty mean feat if they […]

August 8, 2011

The ’27 Club’ recently inducted a new member – Amy Winehouse. For those of you not familiar with this infamous club, it only has two criteria: you must be famous, and you must have died at the age of 27. The name was coined surrounding the deaths of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, soul singer […]

July 25, 2011

Hmm—to eat, or to buy tickets to Roger Waters’ legendary show The Wall? That is the question… Pfft, eating is overrated. It’s AT this this time of year that world tours are announced in droves, and this week, we’re looking at how much is too much to pay for a concert ticket when you’ve got […]

May 23, 2011

A diva’s dream: never again will they have to sort out their own M&Ms. Victoria University Bachelor of Engineering graduate Dayna-Maree Kivel has designed an M&M colour-sorting machine. Did you hear that, Van Halen? (They don’t like the brown ones.) The machine was the result of a final year project to “simulate an industrial process […]

May 9, 2011

Last month Victoria University reached a settlement with ex-Victoria student Brittany Bell. She has been allowed to graduate with First Class Honours in a Bachelor of Design Degree after a three-year battle against the institution over allegations of plagiarism in 2008 which saw her before a disciplinary committee. The University’s Disciplinary Appeals Committee believed Bell […]

May 9, 2011

Over Easter weekend the New Zealand University Rowing Championships were held at Lake Karapiro. The sixty-strong Victoria University Rowing Club gained second place overall for the first time in four years. Otago University were the overall winners and Waikato University took the presitgious Hebberly Shield. Noteable results included James Hunter and Luke Watts’ first place […]

May 2, 2011

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Foo Fighters documentary Back and Forth that was released this month. The band’s drummer Taylor Hawkins openly said that he did not want the James Moll-directed documentary released because he’s not at all comfortable with “public openness”. Lead singer, and this year’s NME God Like Genius Award […]

April 11, 2011

The news that Real Groovy was closing on April 1st was initially thought by many to be a not-so-funny April Fools joke but, alas, it was not. Wellington music lovers were saddened when long time Real Groovy manager Mark Thomas confirmed that the iconic store would be closing its Cuba Street doors permanently. The Real […]

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