Bespin

About Bespin: Like the fictional gas giant they’re named after, BESPIN are a swirling, hazy behemoth. Formed in 2013 by an array of pretty good-looking humans, this band’s collective CV features the likes of Cut Off Your Hands, Space Ventura, Tiny Ruins, Cool Rainbows, DHDFD’s and Artisan Guns. Initially setting...

Static Era

About Static Era: Imagine Evanescence meets Stone Sour, Static Era is a rock band from Auckland, formed in late 2010. Static Era are: Vocalist – Emma G (New Zealander of the Year Local Hero award recipient, honoured in 2012 for inspiring others through her music) Guitarist – Chris Yong (Tadpole,...

Nicole Andrews

About Nicole Andrews: Nicole Andrews brings piano driven, alternative, haunting female vocals and dark themes. Nicole is a self-taught pianist from Portland Oregon, now based in Wellington, New Zealand. Her debut album ‘In the Shallows’, released February 28 2015, is a collection of introspective songs with echoes of Tori Amos,...

Team Kill

About Team Kill: After stepping up to the limelight as headline act for last year’s inaugural “Rooster’s Roadshow”, the indomitable TEAM KILL are back, teaming up with Caveman Events to put together an 8 date tour, reinforcing their reputation as the hardest working metal band in the country! Hamilton based...

Doprah

About Doprah: Based in Christchurch and formed in 2012, band members are Steven Marr and Indira Force. “All hail the arrival of another odd-pop export from New Zealand. Compare to or call it whatever you want, Doprah have got their own wild thing going on, and Ms. Force is aptly...
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The Last Strip! - Gig of the Month Sept 2015: What was your gig of the month? Easy call for me for September - got to say ‘The Last Strip!’, held at the iconic Las Vegas Strip Club on Auckland's K Rd. Bittersweet, without doubt, as the event marked the final weekend of New Zealand's longest established strip club, just prior to its sad closure after 53 years. But thanks ...
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Violet Highway

Violet Highway Gig Review

Violet Highway Gig Review: Fresh from recording their EP and ready to blow off some steam, three piece rock band Violet Highway held their EP release party at K Rd’s Backbeat Bar, a hub of up-and-coming local talent with the perfect moody basement vibe for Violet Highway’s gritty sound. Infused with blues, punk and pop influences, the band consists of Jacqui - guitarist and commanding powerhouse vocalist, Ant on bass ...
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Alien Weaponry

Alien Weaponry ‘Te Reo Metal’ song is a winner

Alien Weaponry ‘Te Reo Metal’ song is a winner: Northland thrash metal band Alien Weaponry have added three more successes to their resume for 2015, placing second in the National Finals of both the Smokefree Rockquest and the Smokefree Pacifica Beats competition. They also took out the Youth Performance Trust’s Native Reo Award at Pacifica Beats for their song Ruana Te Whenua (The Trembling Earth). Written entirely in Te Reo ...
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