2005 APRA Silver Scroll Awards -
Wellington had a time in the APRA Silver Scroll Awards spotlight last year, but with 2005 being the 40th awards ceremony for the local chapter of the Australasian Performing Right Association, it was back to the familiarity of Auckland's Town Hall this September. ...more
A Winning New Tuba Sound -
In winning the 2005 SOUNZ Contemporary Award for his ‘Labyrinth, for Tuba and Orchestra’, Ross Harris was congratulated for making a tuba ‘sing in uncompromising musical language’ and opening up ‘a whole new world of tuba sound!’ ...more
Emily Crowther - Ex Pat Files
London-based but all-over-busy, Emily Crowther was back home in Auckland early this month as an international speaker in the NZMIC seminar series subtitled 'Driving International Success'. Seems she doesn't get much time for driving herself...
Duchess - Fresh Talent
Arriving at the launch party for the new, self-titled Duchess EP, you could be
forgiven for thinking you’d accidentally turned up at a bowls club rather than a live gig. ...more
The Demi Whores - Fresh Talent
Unless you were fortunate enough to catch a Demi Whores live show back in 2002/3, the first this Auckland three-piece would have come to your attention was likely when they scored the support slot for Interpol's Auckland and Wellington shows in August.
The Undercurrents - Fresh Talent
The Undercurrents' story begins with a typical South Island scenario - mid-winter 2003, with Nick O'Keefe (bass, vocals), living under the shade of Christchurch's Jade Stadium, freezing to death, huddled around the old Conray with friend Jamie Holloway, making up songs.
Dann Hume - Get Yer Kit Off
Fresh from winning APRA's 40th Silver Scroll songwriting award here, Evermore are currently in the running for five Australian music industry ARIA awards. Evermore's 18 year old drummer Dann Hume took time out to discuss the finer details of his drumming with Aidan Bartlett from The Midnight
Youth, runners up in this year's Smokefreerockquest... ...more
Kerry Buchanan - Moments Like These
Kerry Buchanan has benn a fixture at Real Groovy Records in Auckland for a long time. He has more tattoos than Fletcher christian and is a writer of considerable merit. ...more
Moments Like These: A glance back through personal archives - Moments Like These
Kerry Buchanan has been a fixture at Real Groovy Records in Auckland for a long time. He has more tattoos than Fletcher Christian and is a writer of considerable merit. A musicoligist and a musician, he has destroyed many a drum kit playing in bands (Rooter and the Terrorways) that were punk nightmares with attitudes ...
Te Vaka in South Korea - On Foreign Soil
Te Vaka's manager Julie Foa'i shares her experiences of travelling in a war zone after being invited to perform at a Peace Festival...
Making Music in New Zealand - Regular
From the same author who brought us the excellent 'Hip Hop Music In Aotearoa' comes a new book covering a much wider range of local music landscape. ...more