Many Otago people celebrated the arrival of 2009 with music of some description: some rocked in the new year, others went to The Octagon, and some took in a little folk at the Whare Flat Folk Festival.
Organisers of tonight's Celebrate 08 gig hope to provide a place for Dunedin's youth to shake their booties.
The Pirates Rugby Clubrooms will be swaying tonight to the music of the islands with the talents of Koile, the Kia Orana Performing Arts troupe and the Island String Band combining for a show called Hiva Koile.
Bill Direen has been around the New Zealand music scene since one of the first incarnations of The Bilders entered a "battle of the bands" contest in Christchurch about the same time as Roger Shepherd and pals were forming Flying Nun.
Sammy's plays host to a circus tonight featuring an internationally acclaimed performer and a host of local talent.
About a decade ago, Stinky 69 was a band with a nose for local fame, and as close to fortune as many Dunedin bands get while playing around Dunedin.
"I can't wait to get back to DUD!" So says Andrew Wilson, frontman of Die! Die! Die!, which returns to Dunedin this week.
Most weekends in Dunedin, there is a good handful of gigs. This weekend is no exception, with everything from drum 'n' bass to punk rock and everything in between.
Dunedin duo Haunted Love - Rainy McMaster (guitar, vocals) and Geva Downey (organ, vocals and percussion) - have been entertaining crowds around town for a few years now, but have been taking it quiet for a while.
Back in the dark ages, well, the 1990s, The Hasselhoff Experiment blew around New Zealand several times, then, just gradually, the two-piece fell apart.
Indie rocker Sandra Bell is teaming up with a friend she met in Germany to take the stage in Dunedin in the coming week before heading off around the country.
In these days of '80s retro - anyone wearing fluoro, I'm looking at you - there is at least one individual in Dunedin who is still firmly in the 1970s.
After Dunedin band Ritalin moved to Wellington a couple of years ago it played a few tours, and kept going for a while, but hasn't been heard of lately.
The beat boffins at Radio One have put together a line-up of dubstep artists those in the industry say are the cream of the current crop.
Dunedin rock bands Incarnate and Made In China are taking their big rock sounds to some of the region's smaller places, as well as heading for one of Christchurch's favourite venues.
Streetwise Scarlet has returned to headline its own show in Dunedin tonight, after recently opening for the Elemeno P and Dejavoodoo tour.
It is not often that gigs are promoted six months in advance, but tonight those who are even remotely thinking about going to Phat 09 can get a sample of what the event will hold, as the Phat 09 Taster Tour rolls into the University of Otago Union Hall.