New Zealand Music Month is in its second week and, true to form, the Dunedin music scene is busier than ever - yay!
It is the first of May and with that comes New Zealand Music Month and the return of those shirts with the target on the front.
Former Dunedin musician Matt Joe Gow is now based in Melbourne and it's from there that he spoke to me.
Veteran New Zealand songwriter Don McGlashan returns to Dunedin for a boutique gig at St Martin's Hall on May 1.
Throughout Dunedin's history there have been street parties. Castle St has seen a fair few, and it's best not to mention Hyde St in university circles.
Auckland musician Fleur Jack was last in Dunedin with another band.
Tonight across the world many lights will go out for Earth Hour, an event organisers hope will remind people to conserve energy and care for the planet.
From humble beginnings in Raglan to the well respected band of today, Cornerstone Roots has a lengthy list of achievements, and has played with some of the biggest names in the reggae world.
When The Verlaines began playing, New Zealand music was pretty much a dirty word, especially as far as commercial radio was concerned.
Auckland's Sola Rosa began as a solo project for frontman Andrew Spraggon.
Early next month the tranquillity of Bethunes Gully will be shattered as a collection of Dunedin's finest bands, from the up-and-coming to the well-established, share the billing on a large line-up.
Back when the 3Ds were in their heyday, in the early 1990s, social networking sites such as Facebook were unimagined.
On Saturday February 20, Student Radio station Radio One is celebrating another birthday, and to help with the frivolity they've enlisted the help of The 3Ds.
The line-up for OUSA Orientation 2010 was released this week, with American band Health topping a reasonably solid bill.
The brief for the On The Floor column has for the past decade been about local artists, or events coming to Dunedin.
Maiden Records, the label of Christchurch musician Flip Grater, is bringing a little bit of Paris to New Zealand in the form of French singer-songwriter Marianne Dissard, who is touring with Grater and another New Zealand singer-songwriter, Delaney Davidson.
American alternative folk duo The Handsome Family is coming to New Zealand, and is this time visiting Dunedin.
Well, hasn't the year gone fast? It seems hardly any time since I was last writing about the approach of the Whare Flat festival and New Year's Eve concert in the Octagon, but here we are again.
Lawrence Arabia is on tour promoting a new album, and returns to Chicks Hotel next Saturday.
In 2009, Monique Rhodes decided the issue of child abuse in her homeland of New Zealand was too big for her to ignore.