Album review: Train, Bulletproof Picasso
Album review: Train, Bulletproof Picasso

Uninteresting pop-rock matched with cheesy, tired lyrics.

Album review: Pere Ubu, Carnival of Souls
Album review: Pere Ubu, Carnival of Souls

With so much music codified into genres and artists reluctant to alienate an audience, Pere Ubu remain refreshingly abrasive…

Album review: SBTRKT, Wonder Where We Land
Album review: SBTRKT, Wonder Where We Land

How's this for an impressive array of friends: the girls from Warpaint, Vampire Weekend's chief crooner Ezra Koenig, pop…

Theatre review: ...Him
Theatre review: ...Him

Anyone who reads a newspaper should see this play. And anyone who writes one. And anyone who doesn't. This one-man show…

Entertainment Reviews

Classical review: NZ Trio, Q Theatre
Classical review: NZ Trio, Q Theatre

NZTrio's Loft concerts have become something of a signature for the group; Aucklanders now know this…

Colin Hogg: An overdose of food and politics

In search of clues, as you do in times of national crisis, this one brought to near breaking point by the looming election…

Album review: Basement Jaxx, Junto

British duo Basement Jaxx have gone back in time for their first full-length record since 2009's Zephyr . The electro-dance…

Album review: Wish I Was Here soundtrack

Remember those heady days when Garden State came out?

Wayward troubadours play it straight
Wayward troubadours play it straight

You wait for an album by a prolific Americana/alt-country figurehead with colourful back stories and…

Review: Joe Bonamassa, Auckland Town Hall

Bonamassa - Grammy-nominated, with a back catalogue of at least a dozen albums but hardly a household name - found blues…

Album review: Robert Plant, Lullaby and the Ceaseless

Although singing a generous number of highly reconfigured Led Zeppelin songs at his 2013 Vector show with this band, Plant…

Movie review: Night moves

An eco-terrorism thriller with a hard shell and a heart full of moral imponderables, Reichardt's new movie will please those…

Movie review: Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff's debut feature film, the quirky indie flick Garden State, saw the Scrubs star explore life as a disconnected…

Movie review: The Skeleton Twins
Movie review: The Skeleton Twins

A little like Wish I Was Here, also reviewed today, The Skeleton Twins is a film featuring siblings…

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