Fly My Pretties

About Fly My Pretties: Fly My Pretties is an ever changing collective. A collaborative musical & visual show, set in a theatre environment, featuring fresh & established contemporary musicians & artists. The focus is on original music and artistic collaboration, but the surrounding themes and aesthetics have made it much...

The River Jesters

About The River Jesters: The River Jesters are New Zealand’s own psychedelic blues rock gypsies. A four piece band formed in 2012 in Dunedin, The River Jesters received high levels of national attention following frontman Tom Batchelor’s X Factor appearances in 2013. The band gained a strong following as a...

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:...

Metaphysics

About Metaphysics: Zimbabwean born Metaphysics (a.k.a. Herbert Schwamborn) is regarded as one of Africa’s hip hop pioneers. Based in Germany, and soon to hit the shores of New Zealand, he is a member of the multi-platinum German band Sons Of Mannheim (Söhnemannheims). Metaphysics has won an Echo Award for his...

Rival State

About Rival State: Rival State is a kiwi ‘ rock, grunge, punk’ band from New Plymouth. Their sound is loud, catchy, edgy, and different. The band formed in 2002 and was disbanded in 2007 for a four year hiatus period. In 2011 Rival State reformed to get what was once...
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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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