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NZ On Air has just announced the latest round of Making Tracks funding for July. Congratulations to Decades (ex Ashei) for picking up recording and video funding for their new single Terrified.

AhoriBuzz hit town this week as part of their Nation of the State tour. Friday night’s show at Dragons Den has sold out but limited tickets are still available for their Thursday night show in Christchurch and also Saturday night at the Hilltop in Akaroa. Show and ticketing info available at www.ahoribuzz.nz

Legendary horror punk act Misfits are heading back to New Zealand at the end of the year for three shows. The December concerts will see the American trio performing tracks from their classic albums Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (1983) and Static (recorded 1978, released 1997). Last time the group was on these shores was early 2014, so if you missed them then definitely make sure you catch them this time round. Misfits will play at Allen Street in Christchurch on Thursday December 3rd.

Are you a performing artist who has proven you have the talent, experience and drive to make it in the music world? Perhaps you are in search of the chance to make that next step on your path to success.

If you're pursuing music as your career, SXSW might be the place to reach the next rung of the ladder. Around 2,000 acts from numerous countries, a plethora of genres and in varying stages of their career perform each year. 

Calling all drummers, Musicworks is hosting a competition to find the best drummer in Christchurch! If you have what it takes to go head to head and battle it out with the best and be crowned king of the kit, then sign up now in store at 569 Colombo Street. There is over $1500 in prizes up for grabs including Paiste cymbals and free rehearsal time at BeatBox.

Fresh from sold out shows across Australia, 2014 X Factor Australia runner-up and alternative rock and blues singer/songwriter Dean Ray is heading to New Zealand for three one off shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.