It's a little embarrassing to admit but, until recently, I had never heard of Orchestra of Spheres.
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The holiday gig drought is officially over. Starting with last night's Francisca Griffin EP release, the next few weeks are filled to the brim with musical events of all flavours and viscosities.
Francisca Griffin, once a member of seminal and often overlooked mid-'80s Flying Nun band Look Blue Go Purple, has released her new album, the spaces between.
As per tradition, we find ourselves nearing the end of one of the many arbitrary divisions of time we've invented to help make the endless expanses of tomorrows more bearable. Also, as per...
There has never been a better time to put on your best autumnal regalia and head out into the enchanted evening for some live music, and tonight the Port Chalmers Town Hall will be packed with...
Over the past four months, Copenhagen-based blackened-hardcore band Hexis has been on the largest tour of its career. Next week, they'll be arriving on our shores, writes Fraser Thompson.
Back in 2016 I watched a band called Negative Nancies perform at None Gallery.
Zaimph is the solo project of New York-based musician Marcia Bassett, who is currently embarking on a New Zealand tour. Tonight, she will be performing in Dunedin, writes Fraser Thompson.
Christchurch Death metal band Blindfolded and Led to the Woods have headed south for a gig at Fifty Gorillas. Fraser Thompson talks with guitarist and songwriter Stu.
Congress of Animals is what happens when a bunch of New Zealand's most prolific and respected musical talent gets together and jams without any particular goal in mind.
It was when two-time Silver Scroll nominee Anthonie Tonnon started working on the video for his song Old Images that he discovered his fascination with the forgotten railway networks of New Zealand.
Destroy All False Metal might sound like a radical metalhead's ultimate dictum, but it's actually just a band from Wellington, and tonight they'll be playing Dunedin.
In the age of Soundcloud and Spotify it can be hard to keep track of new releases, so you might not have noticed all the incredible releases coming out of Dunedin recently, writes Fraser Thompson.
Fraser Thompson profiles the Doom Shrugs.
If your ideal Saturday night involves a folk musician who dabbles in Afro-beat and witty banter, then you might want to head down to Inch Bar tonight.
It's hard to know what to expect from Ben Woods Group.
The first time I saw The Mentalist Collective was when it played to a crowd of 10 or so at one of Re:Fuel's open mike nights.
In 2011, Lee Nicholson began making guitar pedals.
Ahead of their gig in Dunedin, Fraser Thompson talks to Jaggers x Lines.
If you're feeling a little itchy it could be because Methchrist haven't played a gig here since January, but that all changes tonight.