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.
The third instalment of Radio One's Onefest features New Zealand dub-reggae outfit Dubwize.
Anika Moa is based in Melbourne these days but the nomad-at-heart is back in New Zealand on tour.
Experienced rockers Elemeno P and Deja Voodoo play Dunedin tonight on the last date of their nationwide tour - which is not to say there won't be baby steps.
In a couple of weeks, Dunedin's population will swell as all the fun of the footy hits town.
Dunedin's Blistering Tongues have been through a lot - line-up changes and serious injuries to two of their number.
Seasonal changes are celebrated the world over, with many people marking the beginning, end and middle of each of the four seasons.