The RDU RoundUp finals were held last weekend at Dux Live, as Christchurch bands; Dead Rats, Moon Pup, Polo Sweater, Jed Parsons & His Friends and Hawaiian Maiden all battled it out for a swag of great prizes and the title of RoundUp champion for 2015. The level of musicianship, professionalism, and diversity shown at this year’s final was second to none.

Our Sound is a series of interviews identifying with the Christchurch music industry, its people, and their story - Marc Royal

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has announced a solo acoustic tour in November, with shows in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland. The multi-Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer songwriter will perform here in Christchurch at The Isaac Theatre Royal on Friday 20th November. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday June 1st at 10am.

The Songwriters in the Round show case returns to Alvarado's Cantina next Thursday 28th May. This popular concept features intimate musical performances and lyrical story telling from a selection of talented Christchurch artists. This round will present songs from Katie Thompson, Geoff Farmar, James Wilkinson, and Jon Hooker. The show starts at 7pm and admission is free.

Cairo Knife Fight return to New Zealand for a whirlwind tour to coincide with the release of their new EP The Colossus. CKF is the musical creation of renowned Christchurch musician and drummer Nick Gaffaney who is now based in Los Angeles. Joining him on this leg of the tour will be American Grammy winning guitarist George Pajon Jr.

Rock N Rolla returns to Christchurch this Friday night with an epic lineup that includes; Von Voin Strum, The Easy Hearts, August Fields and Sign of the Firebird. Featuring over 4 hours of musical mayhem, this event will take place at leading music venue Allen Street Rock Club.

Great Kiwi Beer Festival

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival is a day-long outdoor celebration of brewing in New Zealand, hosted by industry experts and featuring a range of over 300 local, national, and international beers.

A partnership of NZ's leading event creators and student associations. A festival dedicated to delivering a unique range of international acts that are worthy of headlining leading events worldwide.

Open to general public, as well as being an official orientation event, Hullabaloo is set to be the biggest March celebration in the country.

MMF Awards logo

The New Zealand Music Managers Forum in association with NZ Music Commission and Recorded Music NZ are proud to present the 2015 Music Managers Awards.

Talk Later and Flava are extremely proud to be bringing MOBB DEEP with special quest DJ SKI BEATZ back to New Zealand for 3 shows this April for the 20th anniversary of their historic album "The Infamous"

Marlon Williams tour

Rising alt-country star Marlon Williams has released the video for his latest single Dark Child and will tour New Zealand in February with special guests Eb & Sparrow.

Tui trophy

The three recordings up for 2015 Best Jazz Album of the Year all feature multiple artists making for a collaborative, eclectic mix of finalists comprising some of New Zealand’s top jazz musicians.

Cricket World Cup Opening Event poster

The free event - held in Christchurch’s North Hagley Park - will be a celebration of host nation New Zealand and its passionate love of cricket and will feature appearances by New Zealand legends of the game Sir Richard Hadlee, Stephen Fleming and current New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum.

Swoon To Death

This coming Saturday, 14 Feb 2015, Wellington’s Valhalla plays host to a special Valentine’s Night of dark romanticism, with live music from emergent dark post -punk outfit Villain (Christchurch), swampy, noise-industrial dirges from Hog Haul Valentine (Auckland), angular, guitar-driven post-punk from No Why (Auckland), and local goth legends Disjecta Membra (Wellington).

The Lonesome Pine Specials

'The Lonesome Pine Specials' are an old-time music revival. They bring songs steeped in the musical tradition of Southern Americana. They lift their voices with an unadorned purity reminiscent of The Carter Family, and with an honest love of simplicity, they weave their banjo's and fiddle's with songs of Appalachia and tunes for the old dance halls.