New Zealand singer-songwriter Sophie Burbery exists as two personae.
David Kilgour returns to the Empire Hotel tonight for a show with the Heavy Eights.
Reasonably new band the Plasterers are playing at The Crown Hotel next Friday. The three-piece is a collaboration between John "Jumps" White, Toki Wilson and Ben Smith, and members describe the band's sound as varying between death metal, techno-pop, and a Flying Nun influence.
The Catlins is known the globe over as an untouched wilderness. Music events have been held there before, but it's debatable whether there has been one on the scale of the Catlins River Festival.
When I was growing up, Beastwars was a video game, now it's a band that has just released its first album.
Dunedin band Knives at Noon have gone from pub rockers to a band that still plays in pubs, but now has the comfortable backing which comes with being signed to a major label.
Dunedin's Black Boy Peaches are throwing two release shows for their new CD next weekend.
New Zealand-born singer Michelle Nadia had a spot of misfortune in the UK, so promptly did what many fledgling Kiwis do - she returned home.
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.
The number of performers for the Thieves Alley Market have again grown this year.
Hamilton band Sora Shima has been making music since 2006, and is about to play its first gig in Dunedin.
American musician Azalia Snail joins a solid group of bands from Dunedin and Wellington playing at Dunedin's Bethunes Gully Music Festival next weekend.
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.
The Whare Flat Folk Festival was established in 1975 and is a major drawcard for folk musicians.
Andrew Wilson of Auckland-based Die! Die! Die!, is pleased 2010 has been a quieter year for the band.