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.
From southern Pacific Island musicians, to North Island werewolves, this week Dunedin has it all.
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.
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.