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…

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Concert review: Orchestra saves best WWI concert for last
Concert review: Orchestra saves best WWI concert for last

On paper, the programme for the last of Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Remembering WWI concerts…

Kiwi band play with NY flavour

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Magazine can't get enough of Lorde

Kiwi pop sensation Lorde has graced her second Billboard magazine cover in less than two years.

Swift reveals her creepy nickname

Taylor Swift has revealed her "creepiest" nickname.

Slipknot: Where the devil have they been?
Slipknot: Where the devil have they been?

Why the long album lag for masked metallers Slipknot? Chris Schulz finds out.

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