Samuel Truth

About Samuel Truth: Samuel Truth (Troy Samuela) is a guitarist turned electronic music producer from Otorohanga currently based in Auckland. His first breakout came with ‘Let Me Breathe’ which attracted attention from radio station music directors from the United States. Singapore based label Darker Than Wax helped him build his...

The Gary Harvey Band

About The Gary Harvey Band: Established in 1996, the Gary Harvey Band are a blues rock outfit, with its roots planted firmly in Texas, but influenced by just about anything with feel and a rock edge. The band has become known for its strong blues roots, steeped in the sounds...

Lawrence Arabia

About Lawrence Arabia: Lawrence Arabia is the musical pseudonym of New Zealand artist James Milne. “As one man findeth shelter under the eaves of his neighbour’s wife, so shall he be plagued by the sparrow. And lo, where fields of wheat once grew lush upon the soil, lies now the...

JCK

About JCK: JCK a.k.a. James Castady-Kristament brings alternative hip-hop with contemporary sensibilities. He is an artist oozing creativity and originality with his gothic imagery, catchy well crafted songs and captivating music videos. JCK’s musical career as songwriter, rapper and producer has gone through many incarnations, including female vocals and partnerships....

Electric Wire Hustle

About Electric Wire Hustle: With their debut self-titled album Electric Wire Hustle achieved cult status. A number one song on Hype Machine, five-star reviews from the likes of Okayplayer, and BBC Radio support from Gilles Peterson and Benji B secured them unwavering support internationally. Demand for their live show has...
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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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