Ladi6

About Ladi6: Ladi6 (born Karoline Tamati in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a recording artist of Samoan descent. She has won numerous awards, including Best Female Solo Artist and Best Urban Hip Hop Album at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards and Best Urban/Hip Hop Album at the 2009 New Zealand...

Blacklistt

About Blacklistt This band is made up of 4 of the original 5 members of Blindspott. Their songwriting integrity remains the same, their dynamic live performance is unequalled, their loyal fan base unwavering in support. They are one of New Zealand’s most iconic and successful rock/metal bands. Band members are:...

Aldous Harding

About Aldous Harding: Aldous Harding (Hanna Claynails Harding) is a singer/songwriter from Lyttelton, New Zealand. Anika Moa could be credited with discovering Hannah Harding. She was busking on the streets of Geraldine, trying to raise the funds for a ticket to Anika’s show that night, and ended up on stage...

Six60

About Six60: SIX60 is a five piece band from Dunedin, New Zealand that formed in 2008. SIX60’s self-titled debut album was released on 10 October 2011 on their own label Massive Entertainment. The album debuted at number one in the New Zealand charts and was certified gold within its first...

Swamp Thing

About Swamp Thing: A Two Man Blues Roots Juggernaut – Swamp Thing is very much their own monster. Blues, rockabilly, bluegrass, and rock vibe. “They’re the two left in the juke joint when the hurricane’s about to make landfall, when the revelers have gone home, sweat-soaked and exhausted. The bulbs are...
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The Last Strip! – Gig of the Month Sept 2015

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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