Shane Gilchrist

Southern collaborations

Southern collaborations

Dividing her time between New Zealand and England, New Zealand violin virtuoso Fiona Pears is back home for a series of collaborations with Christchurch guitar duo La Petite Manouche that includes several shows in the South.

Still the attraction

Still the attraction

Elvis Costello, one of the highlights of the Queenstown Blues and Roots Festival next Saturday, confirms Shane Gilchrist's suspicions: he's a lyricist not short of a word.

Radical rapper to lecture in Dunedin

Radical rapper to lecture in Dunedin

Fans of politically charged lyricism rejoice.

Getting on singing his own song

Getting on singing his own song

The life of Paul Potts is equal parts ordinary and unreal. The British singer discusses bullying and big breaks with Shane Gilchrist.

CD Reviews: EELS

CD Reviews: EELS

The 11th studio album from multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) captures the singer-songwriter on the quieter cycle of an output that has alternated between gentle introspection and high-octane bursts.

The Eden Hore Collection - the story so far

The Eden Hore Collection - the story so far

Eden Hore, a Naseby farmer, displayed 276 fashion items, including accessories, at his property, Glenshee Park, near Naseby, from 1975.

Fashion in the field

Fashion in the field

Away from the catwalk spotlights of this week's iD Fashion event, another range of garments has been the focus of plenty of talk. Shane Gilchrist stitches together the story of the late Eden Hore and his collection. 

Starvation feeds the music

Starvation feeds the music

Those familiar with Flip Grater's output which, with the release this week of Pigalle, now numbers four studio albums, might know her as an artist who sticks to her vision.

Guided by voices in his head

Guided by voices in his head

Liam Finn's latest album is an attempt to capture the many voices in his head, writes Shane Gilchrist.

CD Reviews: Liam Finn

CD Reviews: Liam Finn

Liam Finn's third full-length release may have more than a flourish of the whimsical psychedelic strains to which the songwriter has long been drawn, but its skewed soundscapes and loose jam-band vibe also confirm his musical wanderings often occur in the dead of night.