Luke Hurley was once a fixture in Dunedin, busking in its streets and playing its halls, but after leaving in 1992, he’s hardly been back. That’s about to change.
Winning the top prize for its grade at the Brass Band National Championships for the second year running was a happy surprise for the Roxburgh Pioneer Energy Brass Band.
Should white fans rap along to the n-word at a Kendrick Lamar concert, asks Tara Colley. US rapper Lamar's Australasian tour began last week and he performs in Dunedin tomorrow night.
Flying Nun is gifting hundreds of master tapes to the National Library, news that will strike a chord with Kiwi music fans.
With her new album Sassafrass!, Tami Neilson has hit the mother lode. Tony Neilson discovers the complex back-story to the album's sound.
This is a very entertaining and spirited performance by Affetto, the group named after the Italian word for affection or affecting.
This five-piece wed ramshackle rant-punk to deadpan, slackerish tunes to nail the absurdity of contemporary life.
It's the turn of nu-soul siren-cum-reality TV star (and Kanye West video muse) Teyana Taylor to take centre-stage
Robert Johnson, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix. You can now add another name to this list of pivotal music pioneers.
Most bands, when asked to describe their music, will respond with a long period of silence and then a genre made up by Pitchfork such as "Foamcore" or "Bath House".
For the first time in Dunedin’s Science Festival, science and dance will collaborate in an exploration of the Matariki constellation.
Elizabeth Sneyd and Craig Utting had one goal - to make a music education accessible to everyone. Five years on, Liz tells Rebecca Fox about the programme’s success.
Kiwis have hit out at a US TV show after they “inappropriately” used Pātea Māori Club’s song 'Poi E' in their series promotion.
The Dunedin Town Hall was buzzing with children — some dressed as Moana — all of them keen to hear their favourite songs from the movie of the same name, writes Mike Crowl.
ODT music reviewer John Hayden (chronologically) and local rapper Christian Tucker (from 10th place down to No.1) give their top-10 Kendrick Lamar tracks ahead of his July 17 Dunedin concert.
Boston-based composer Stefan Prock is a film music scholar and freelance composer of contemporary music for soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestra and film.
Just as 2010's sprawling Plastic Beach had its introverted companion album The Fall, The Now Now is a breezy calm after the storm of 2017's overstuffed Humanz.
Elvin Bishop has been around for over five decades, having started as a founding member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.