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…

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…

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.

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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.

Dunedin musician robbed of valuable instruments

Dunedin musician robbed of valuable instruments

Dunedin musician Mike Moroney was "a little bit dumbstruck" when he arrived home on Wednesday evening to find that burglars had stolen seven of his stringed musical instruments.

Foo Fighters debut new single

Foo Fighters debut new single

The Foo Fighters have released the first single from their new album, Sonic Highways.

Pixies to release demos for Doolittle

Pixies to release demos for Doolittle

The Pixies are issuing never-released demos from Doolittle as the band marks the 25th anniversary of the aggressive but surrealist album credited with setting the stage for alternative rock.

South Park release Lorde song

South Park release Lorde song

Lorde has everyone going crazy for her. Even in parody form. The Kiwi pop star featured in two episodes of the comedy cartoon South Park , where it was revealed that she is actually the mustachioed 45-year-old character…

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