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.
It's been ages since the Renderers played in Dunedin - they estimate it was about 2006 or maybe even 2005.
The Bats last played in Dunedin about two years ago at The Backstage, long before the venue met its demise this year.
Dunedin musician Evan Sunley-James has been around Dunedin's music industry for the better part of a decade and has recorded his own tunes under a handful of monikers.
Dunedin band Die!Die!Die! spends much of its time offshore, in either the United States or the United Kingdom.
Auckland's Broken Heartbreakers had a full-on 2008, and are describing this year so far as a reflective period.
Every year for more than 20 years people have been running dance party-styled events around Dunedin on the winter solstice, otherwise known as the shortest day of the year.
Dunedin singer songwriter Hana Fahy has been playing around Dunedin for a good few years now, and is playing at Chicks tonight to celebrate the release of her new EP.
Having released its self-titled debut album, Wellington rootsy reggae six-piece Hikoikoi is headed our way.
• In the 1990s, Dunedin duo the Tongue Brothers entertained many with their own brand of clever music, and had quite a following before Joel left the country to take his culinary skills around the world.
Little Bushman's frontman Warren Maxwell says he is looking forward bringing the Bushman posse to Otago and says people can expect a blend of new and old tunes.
Wellington band Kittentank has a strong Dunedin connection through its lead singer and band spokesman, Frank Eggleton.
Tonight, Circadian Rhythm is going to be alive from 8pm with the sound of poetry and music, in that order.
Christchurch hip-hop artist Maitreya plays in Dunedin at Refuel on Thursday this week, with King Kapisi, before swinging through the Lakes District.