Former Balclutha boy Bradley Hanan Carter moved to the
bright lights of Los Angeles more than a decade ago to chase
a musical dream. He has no money, but he does have a debut
album, writes Shane Gilchrist.
A musician with more than 25 years experience, including
working within alternative rock, free noise, experimental and
improvisational sound art, Rob Thorne now focuses on taonga
puoro, traditional Maori musical instruments.
A guest at the New Zealand International Science Festival,
to be held in Dunedin from July 5-13, James Piercy will offer
insights into traumatic brain injury. He should know - he has
suffered one, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Brothers Dave and Phil Alvin might relish the music of Big
Bill Broonzy who, arguably, has been as important to American
folk music as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and Carter Family, yet
they haven't wrapped his songs in cotton wool either.