This week is shaping up to be a big one in Dunedin for touring bands.
At the end of the month, Chicks Hotel is going to host an American singer who has been compared with indie-rock sensation Cat Power.
Great King St venue Urban Factory is the place to be next week.
Tomorrow, Sunday, is international Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yes, seriously.
Dunedin student radio station, Radio One is throwing one of its regular parties next week, with bands travelling from as far away as Auckland.
Former Dunedin band Six60 returns to town on its first nationwide tour.
New Zealand reggae band The Black Seeds have recently returned from a world tour.
Refuel manager Scott Muir says in the five years during which the dunedinmusic.com website has been up and running, it has made a positive contribution to the local music scene.
French singer-songwriter Franck Monnet is coming to Dunedin.
Julia Deans returns to Dunedin tonight for a gig at Chicks Hotel in Port Chalmers.
Former Christchurch band the Feelers have copped a lot of flak for covering "that song" for the Rugby World Cup. However, drummer and founding member Hamish Gee says the band is not ashamed in the slightest.
Queenstown band the Skitzofrantiks begin a nationwide tour in Dunedin tonight.
Wellington's Spartacus R and Dunedin's The Puddle have teamed up for what they're promising to be a great night out.
Gold Coast-based band Not Ok has visited Dunedin frequently since 2004, and spokesman Justin Chatfield says they have been pretty busy lately.
Tonight A. J. Sharma takes the stage at Chicks, in Port Chalmers, along with The New Self and Death By Silo.
It could be argued that calling a gig Waiting To Die might not be the most enticing way to promote an event.
Tonight Carisbrook hosts its last All Blacks rugby test match, when the men in black take on Wales.
Some people in this world are busy, and Riverblind's frontman Dave Kempton seems to be right up there with the busiest.
Tonight, 14 school bands from throughout Otago will battle it out to see who will represent the province at the nationwide final of this year's Smokefree Rockquest.
New Zealand Music Month rolls on with many performances this week.