Bring Change is holding a "peaceful revolution concert" in Christchurch on Saturday 28 April against controversial mining practices in Canterbury "to help raise awareness about two very serious issues that would affect us all if given the go-ahead," says spokeswoman Karen DeLatour. The group is opposed to fracking and deep sea drilling in Canterbury and says the oil industry practices have potentially catastrophic environmental impacts, including links to earthquakes and groundwater toxicity.


CHARTFEST Christchurch’s annual music industry event returns to the city for it’s fourth year this May.

Thursday, 3 May 2012 - 7:30am
Alt Country / Folk
Penny Lane holds Record Store Day in Christchurch

Record Store Day 2012 is happening this Saturday, it's the one day that independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in New Zealand and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.

Saturday, 5 May 2012 - 9:00am
the Art's Foundation announces Boosted crowd funding

With the support of the Lion Foundation, the Arts Foundation is creating Boosted, a crowdfunding website that will create millions in new funding for the arts.

Check out for more details.

Crowdfunding is an international phenomenon. The basic premise is that a project (like editing a film, or recording an album) can be funded with the support of many small donations. In the United States, crowdfunding has raised over $80 million for creative projects in just two years.

Battle of the Bands National Championship 2012

Battle of the Bands National Championship is NZ’s largest R18 Band competition; events take place nationwide, allowing bands throughout the country to take part.

Entries are open now.

Friday, 1 June 2012 - 7:30am
The Adults with CSO @ CBS Arena

Building on their reputation for innovative and adventurous collaborations with contemporary music artists the CSO is delighted to present an evening with The Adults.

The Ragamuffin Roadtrip

Some of the world's hottest reggae artists will embark on the very first Raggamuffin Roadtrip in May and June.

Raggamuffin Roadtrip will kick off on Thursday 31 May in Auckland at the Telstra Clear Event Centre, Manukau, followed by dates in Christchurch, Porirua, Hastings and Rotorua.

Fleur Jack and Katie Thompson met while both kiwi songwriters were crowdfunding for their albums on the website Sellaband. The two have released their respective albums and after many messages between them, they're taking their songs on the road to promote the releases and give you a taste of what they've been working on.

Bang Bang Eche support Tommy Ill in Christchurch this May


Agwa, Under The Radar, 95bFM, Radio Active, & RDU present the New Hat & A Haircut Album Release Parties, thanks to Burger Fuel & EMI.

In a last ditch effort to save Tommy and his gang from the grips of craft and drugs, they’ve decided to hit the road this May and party with a hodgepodge of New Zealand’s most exciting indie acts including Bang Bang Eche, Spring Break, Golden Axe & Wilberforces for the New Hat And A Haircut release parties.

American Kristina Olsen comes back to NZ

Kristina Olsen will be performing at the Christchurch Folk Music Club on Sunday 22nd April at 7.30 pm.