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The Dickies

Metropolis Touring are proud to announce LA’s legendary original bubble gum pop-punk veterans THE DICKIES, live in Australia and New Zealand for the very first time!

Indi - Doprah

The countdown is on. With only 35 days until the country’s biggest night in music kicks off Recorded Music NZ has revealed the artists in the running for Tui glory at the 49th annual Vodafone NZ Music Awards.

Vanda and Young Songwriting competition 2014

APRA AMCOS, Alberts and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia (NRMTA) are pleased to announce that entries for the 2014 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition – the largest charity songwriting competition in the world – are now open.

NZ@CMJ2014

CMJ Music Marathon is one the world's most important platform for the discovery of new music. Every fall, CMJ invades New York City with over 1,300 artist performances, filling more than 80 of the city's greatest venues, nightclubs and theatres.

 Billy Idol and Cheap Trick April 2015

Rock icon BILLY IDOL is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987.

The original punk turned global superstar will perform indoor shows and a day on the green winery events in March and April 2015. Idol’s band includes long-time collaborator and lead-guitarist Steve Stevens.

Ha The Unclear

To celebrate the release of the new album Bacterium, Look at Your Motor Go, Ha the Unclear are heading out on a New Zealand tour.

Clash of the Titans Waipara Hills Jan 2015

Waipara Hills is thrilled to announce they will be hosting Clash of the Titans, a Sunday afternoon summer concert, featuring an all kiwi line up on the fourth of January 2015.

Waipara Hills is only one of two South Island venues that Clash of the Titans is touring, and with two of the bands hailing from the beautiful South Island, there will be a sense of celebration.

MAINZ Open night Weds 15 October

MAINZ Christchurch are holding their open night on Wednesday 15 October at their Christchurch campus on High Street.

If you've ever considered a career in the music industry, come and check out our facilities, talk to tutors about our great Audio, Live Sound and Djing and Electronic Music Production programmes.

Delaney Davidson Swim Down Low tour poster

Swim Down Low, Delaney’s latest solo album has been well received by press in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, UK, USA and finally he heads home.

Skelter

Christchurch rock band Skelter will be playing a show on October 31st coincide with the release of their debut EP. To make it a bit more special, they’ll be a free copy for every seat in the house.

Since the RDU Roundup Finals, the band have been busy recording and mixing a collection of their originals; four of which will appear on the EP.

Blindfolded And Led To The Woods Album Release Tour

Combining elements of death metal, grind core and math core, Christchurch based BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS have been tearing up stages across New Zealand with their frenetic live shows for the last four years.

One of the world’s longest-lasting and most revered string quartet ensembles, the Borodin Quartet, will perform at five venues across New Zealand this October

Needless Cane 2014 Christchurch

Needless Cane are about to embark on their 2nd New Zealand tour, this time they will be touring by themselves. This tour will be an onstage manifestation of the band’s latest EP “The Sun Did Not Shine”

Looping sound and images

After a year of trying to learn the art of looping live music, I'm going to perform at the Jazz School auditorium using a back drop of looping images.

It will also serve as a tribute to Eadward Muybridge, Étienne Jules Marey and other early pioneers of photoraghy and animation. Also on show will be work of modern artist inspired my thier work.

Quite possibly one of Christchurch’s most driven rock bands, Ashei have their eyes quite literally on the prize in the form of a $10,000 kitty given away on an international online fan voted-based competition for emerging artists, called ArtistSignal.

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