News

VNZMA 2014

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Latinaotearoa

Auckland-based trio Latinaotearoa are set to release the anticipated follow up to their debut album 'Sonido de Latinaotearoa' through Mucho Aroha Music. Conceptualised in Brazil and featuring another influential line up of guests, Latinaotearoa in Latinoamerica will be available through iTunes on December 4.

Indi and Steven - Doprah

The Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) congratulates former students who enjoyed a big night at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards this week.

Ladi6

Multi- award winning songstress Ladi6 and Kiwi music sensation Broods are the headline acts for the 21st anniversary performances of Coca- Cola Christmas in the Park.

Broods

After spending the last few months touring across the USA as special guests of Sam Smith, next February Broods will return home for their biggest New Zealand tour to date; taking in six major centres and performing to all age crowds everywhere!

Fagan and the people NZ tour

Andrew Fagan summer tour celebrates 30 years & new EP Ancestor - Nine concerts featuring songs from the Mockers / People / solo

Andrew Fagan & The People will perform nine dates across New Zealand this summer to something old and something new – 30 years of music-making for Fagan, and a brand new EP.

J Mascis

Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis has confirmed three February solo shows around New Zealand in both acoustic and electric mode.

Tickets for all three shows are available from Ticketmaster.co.nz and UnderTheRadar from 9am Thursday November 20.

Mascis was last in New Zealand performing a sold out Dinosaur Jr. concert in Auckland in March 2013.

Fly My Pretties Isaac Theatre Royal restoration celebration

February 22nd 2015 marks the four-year anniversary of the Christchurch earthquakes that destroyed the iconic Isaac Theatre Royal located in the heart of Christchurch central city.

After extensive restoration the Isaac Theatre Royal has been restored to her original glory. The Theatre now offers 21st century facilities within the beauty of a historic Edwardian setting.

Suffocation and Decapitated NZ tour 2015

Death metal - Widely imitated, rarely duplicated. Many bands don’t have the skill or the balls to hang with the big guns. However, 2 of the best acts around today in the iconic Suffocation and the merchants of brutality Decapitated are teaming up for a co-headlining showdown between American and European death metal in Australia and New Zealand.

Gary Clark Jr

He’s been dubbed “The New Hendrix” and  ”The Chosen One”.

Buddy Guy claims, “He’s as good as it gets” while Eric Clapton has gushed…”You make me want to play again”.

David Gray

Bluesfest Touring is thrilled to announce yet another amazing artist coming to play three New Zealand shows this coming Easter!

Monty Bevins Amiria Grenell south island tour

Monty Bevins is set to release his Come Back Here EP with a comprehensive 20 date nationwide tour this October and November. To keep it interesting he'll be united with a different artist in each island, for the north: amazing Wellington singer/songwriter Nikita, and the south: Amiria Grenell (Fly My Pretties IV, Tui 'Best Folk Album' 2012).

Cairo Knife Fight

Cairo Knife Fight is comprised of drummer/singer Nick Gaffaney (a man who has played with many of New Zealand’s leading songwriters); and a revolving cast of some of the most accomplished guitarists and songwriters around.

French For Rabbits

French for Rabbits are ending a year of touring where it began, with a summer tour in New Zealand. The dream-pop quartet are playing a string of intimate shows throughout the country to celebrate the release of their debut LP ‘Spirits’ which came out on US label Lefse Records worldwide, and on the 31st October on diligent indie label Home Alone Music in New Zealand.

Anvil Chch Churchills November 13

In 2009 a Documentary called The Story of Anvil was released to the world. In this you discover all that was known about, or rather forgotten about band called ANVIL.

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