Lorde reveals Hunger Games all star cast
Lorde reveals Hunger Games all star cast

Kanye West, Chvrches, Bat For Lashes and Raury will all appear on the Hunger Games soundtrack, curated by Lorde.

Ariana asks Miley for 'diva' advice
Ariana asks Miley for 'diva' advice

Ariana Grande has revealed she turned to fellow pop star Miley Cyrus for comfort after she was accused of throwing tantrums…

Little Kiwi turns judges' heads
Little Kiwi turns judges' heads

The winner of the Australian version of popular music show The Voice Kids may have the distinctive Aussie twang but Alexa…

[VIDEO PREMIERE] Matthias Jordan: Cosmetic Torment
[VIDEO PREMIERE] Matthias Jordan: Cosmetic Torment

Watch Cosmetic Torment , the new video from Matthias Jordan, directed by Christopher Nicholls. "I first heard/saw Matthias…

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Concert review: NZSO, Auckland Town Hall

Concert review: NZSO, Auckland Town Hall

When the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra brought its Bold Worlds concert to town last year, the accent was on percussion.

No chance of Back To The Future reboot - producer

No chance of Back To The Future reboot - producer

The producer and co-writer of the Back To The Future trilogy has quashed suggestions there will ever be another screen version of the time travel classic. Bob Gale said despite being courted by studio executives to reboot…

Inside NZ music's biggest gig

Inside NZ music's biggest gig

One of the biggest nights in the Kiwi music calendar is just around the corner. Not surprisingly, Lorde has garnered an impressive five nominations in the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. The teen from Auckland is widely…

Classical CD: From Spain to Eternity

Classical CD: From Spain to Eternity

The six singers of Ensemble Plus Ultra made their name through the music of the Spanish Renaissance.

Blowing his own trumpet

Blowing his own trumpet

Swedish trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger last visited with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra seven years ago, playing cutting-edge concertos by H.K. Gruber and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Tonight he returns with Dramatis Personae…

Common: Dark days

Common: Dark days

Common's new album has a serious message behind the gloomy cover. As he heads to next week's SoulFest in Auckland, the rapper, actor and activist talks to Chris Schulz.

Lilburn inducted into hall of fame

Lilburn inducted into hall of fame

Here's a post-modern idea for an episode of Doctor Who. The good doctor finds himself in London's BBC Radiophonic Music Workshop in 1963, where techno-boffins are fiddling with primitive electronic equipment. They're creating…

Angie Stone: True to her roots

Angie Stone: True to her roots

R&B legend Angie Stone tells Lydia Jenkin how proud she is to be part of SoulFest line-up next weekend.

Classical review: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Classical review: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra should be very pleased with its resident composer. In a lively interview before Thursday's A Fateful Symphony concert, Kenneth Young praised the APO for "the best programming in the country…

THAT'S why he wears shades

THAT'S why he wears shades

They're not a rock star affectation! U2 frontman reveals he wears dark glasses all the time because he suffers from glaucoma.

Album review: Chris Brown, X

Album review: Chris Brown, X

Chris Brown's new album has taught me a valuable life lesson: never listen too closely to the lyrics of an R&B song. You will be grossed out.

Playlist: 10 best Foo Fighters songs

Playlist: 10 best Foo Fighters songs

Today the Foo Fighters debuted their new single Something From Nothing from their upcoming album Sonic Highways - due out November 10. The American rockers also have an HBO show Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways which…

Album review: Lenny Kravitz, Strut

Album review: Lenny Kravitz, Strut

With two new Prince albums, the reissue of two Hendrix albums (Cry of Love, Rainbow Bridge) and the next instalment of Hunger Games pending.

Album review: Will Wood, Broken Man

Album review: Will Wood, Broken Man

Will Wood defies any normal categorisation. The Aucklander grew up playing classical violin and piano, and singing in choirs, before he got stuck into the drums and guitar.

Album review: [shift], The Traveller

Album review: [shift], The Traveller

New Zealand band [shift]’s debut album The Traveller is one that you’ll want to turn the volume up for.

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