PCP Eagles

About PCP Eagles: Formed from the members of your favourite NZ punk and hardcore bands, both past and present – Backyard Burial, Basura Blanca, Black Tuesday, Blistering Tongues, Bobby D And The Dynamite Kids, Freudoids, Graveyard Rumble, Malenky Robot, The Managers, The Outsiders, Poisoners, Risto Rockers, Ritalin, Russian Roulette, TK...

The Hand

About The Hand: This dynamic fusion of awesome musos is a must-see! After co-writing The Feelers hit single “Communicate”, Donald Reid (Vocals, Guitar and Songwriter) was nominated for ‘Best Songwriter of the Year’.   Donald also co-wrote several singles for two Feelers albums including “The Web” and “Fallout Shelter”. With the...

The Upbeats

About The Upbeats: The Upbeats are a drum and bass production duo consisting of Jeremy Glenn and Dylan Jones from Wellington, New Zealand. They also produce various other genres of music including dubstep (as Crushington) and breaks.   Albums ‘The Upbeats’ ©2008 ‘Nobody’s Out There’ ©2010 ‘Big Skeleton’ ©2011 ‘Primitive...

PHD

About PHD: Ryan Lovins (USA) and Jarod Liversedge (NZ) were two guys with a dream. Hip Hop was running through their veins, with a destination – the world’s ears! A scratch battle title under his belt, the PHD family became 3 when Selekta-Q (Jaime MacKinnon), a keen enthusiast of the...

Strangely Arousing

About Strangely Arousing: Strangely Arousing are a five piece progressive Ska/Reggae band that incorporate an open minded approach to different genres and styles into their music. Hailing from their hometown of Rotorua, the band is quickly making their way into the New Zealand music scene with their unique sound and...
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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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