History made: SXSW 2009, Austin, Texas
History made: SXSW 2009, Austin, Texas

David Dallas travelled to Austin Texas in 2009 to play SXSW

Concert review: Nas' Illmatic, Austin, Texas
Concert review: Nas' Illmatic, Austin, Texas

"Smarten up, Nas." With one line from Takeover , the savage takedown of the Queensbridge native who arguably still held…

SXSW: Bigger than Texas
SXSW: Bigger than Texas

My son asked for a space-themed birthday party this year. Sounds quite simple but there is much more to it than you'd think…

Jay-Z's full SXSW showcase hits web (+10 links)

Jay-Z's full SXSW concert, a new Battleship trailer and Zowie's new single all feature in this compilation of the best links…

Music

Classic CD: Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest (NMC)
Classic CD: Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest (NMC)

Gerald Barry's operatic transformation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest deals out…

Music at the click of their fingers

Chamber Music New Zealand has high hopes for the three young musicians touring the country under the moniker of CLIK. The…

Controversy surrounds Nicki Minaj's VMA opening slot

This weekend's MTV Video Music Awards could begin with a little controversy following the news Nicki Minaj will open the…

'Trap Queen' star injures fans after dive

Two girls suffered minor injuries after rapper Fetty Wap jumped off stage and into the crowd at the Billboard Hot 100 festival…

Secret Diary of One Direction
Secret Diary of One Direction

Mike Hosking I was lying next to the Prime Minister when the news came through that One Direction…

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