Boy and Bear rock Powerstation
Boy and Bear rock Powerstation

The Powerstation came alive last night as Australian indie folk-rock band Boy and Bear took to the Auckland stage.

Theatre review: Royals of Kihikihi
Theatre review: Royals of Kihikihi

In a great touch, the first light seen in this real-time apres-funeral dramedy is the flickering blue of a television. Semi-comatose…

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles began life in the 80s as a goofball parody of other superhero comics, but this 21st century…

Movie review: Locke
Movie review: Locke

A handsomely shot and superbly acted exercise in cinematic minimalism, Locke, which takes place entirely in a car, is the…

Entertainment Reviews

Movie review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Movie review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Buried in the middle of the brilliantly repulsive first Sin City film is a scene that will be seared…

Courtney Barnett's first NZ show goes off

Melodic bass lines were covered by scratchy, squealing guitars last night as Australian singer Courtney Barnett kicked off…

Album review: Alt-J, This Is All Yours

If any band was threatening to disappear completely up their own bums, it was Alt-J.

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…

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

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

Classical review: NZ Trio, Q Theatre

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

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
Album review: Basement Jaxx, Junto

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

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