New Zealand Music Month is in its second week and, true to form, the Dunedin music scene is busier than ever - yay!
Andrew Wilson of Auckland-based Die! Die! Die!, is pleased 2010 has been a quieter year for the band.
Many musicians have sporting hobbies as a sideline. Many's the time a few years back when some of the Flying Nun-style crowd would be barracking for Otago at Carisbrook.
Julia Deans is on the road again. Her tour started last night in Timaru, and she plays at Chicks tonight. She is performing songs from her debut solo album, Modern Fables, in shows throughout NZ.
Singer-songwriter Anika Moa is well known for her loose sense of humour when performing live, which is sometimes curbed by her band members. However, for the tour which brings her to the South soon, she's flying solo.
A new Dunedin-based super group playing next week mixes talents from King Loser (guitarist Chris Heazlewood), Bored Games (drummer Jeff Harford), Love's Ugly Children (guitarist Simon McLaren), and Metal Cactus (bassist Geordie Frame).
Two friends who share a love of surfing and music, Brad Coley and Peter Westmoreland, are touring the country checking out some surf spots and playing a few gigs.
Auckland may well be a super city and on the flight-path of the Big Day Out, but here in the south we're known for our staying power.
American musician Azalia Snail joins a solid group of bands from Dunedin and Wellington playing at Dunedin's Bethunes Gully Music Festival next weekend.
Well, this is the last On The Floor column. It's been 14 years, with a few name changes, but this piece, in this format, is gone.
Andrew Keoghan, who grew up in Mosgiel, is a songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist living in Auckland.
When the news first broke that Deirdre Newall was leaving Delgirl, it was thought that would be the end of the Dunedin all-female three-piece.
Dunedin sonic-rock three-piece Idiot Prayer depart their beloved South Island haunt for the first time in April to showcase their debut five-track EP.
Sammy's Entertainment Venue has presented many musical styles in Dunedin, but in coming weeks drum and bass is taking precedence, with touring artists from the US and UK.
Apart from Valentine's Day on Monday, it's looking like a quiet week on Dunedin's entertainment calendar - a period of calm before the storm of Orientation 2011.
Hamilton band Sora Shima has been making music since 2006, and is about to play its first gig in Dunedin.