In anticipation of the Punk It Up music festival, Andrew Boak and Sonya Waters talk to Kate Powell about local punk - from 1981 to 2021. Punk It Up V is now happening at The Powerstation on Friday March 5 and Saturday March 6. Tickets are available at Under The Radar.
Claire Mabey, writer and founder/director of Verb Wellington, goes down the Aldous Harding rabbit hole. She explores the literary prose of the ferret, the egg and The Barrel. No comment on the hat.
Since it first arrived in the late-50s, the surf guitar sound has continued to re-emerge in each decade. Gareth Shute takes a short look back at the history of the style in New Zealand.
The 2020 edition of The Others Way was set to be the sixth such gathering of the musical faithful along Karangahape Road. Preparations were advanced and in motion, before another roadblock forced the event's indefinite postponement. Last year shortly after the second Auckland lockdown, Kate Powell spoke with organisers, artists and venue owners involved about their experiences and what they've learnt.
Jay Clarkson has been recording and performing music in New Zealand for many years, and she continues to do so. We asked Jay to give us the back story on a number of photos and letters we've unearthed from the archives, as well as what she has in the pipeline.
The release is part of a new album of remixes of Amamelia's first album, WOW! Many key players in Aotearoa's electronic scenes breathe new life into WOW!'s grooves and textures.View Details
Catch Wiri Donna for a low key solo in-store at the Flying Nun shop in Newtown. 3pm ,this Saturday 10th of April - 154A Riddiford st, Newtwon - Wellington. Also, this Sunday in Wellington, we've got the Newtown Festival. It's happening directly outside our front door. A street party.View Details
Anthonie Tonnon has announced his new album Leave Love Out Of This, slated for release July 16th on our fair shores via Nadia Reid's label Slow Time Records. Watch the fresh new video for the first new single, Entertainment.View Details