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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Friday playlist: Ten hilarious Weird Al songs
Friday playlist: Ten hilarious Weird Al songs

By now you may have heard Weird Al Yankovic's parody of Royals as it mades its way around the internet…

Siobhan Keogh: The music and the memories

How much impact does music make on a game? Siobhan Keogh takes a look at some success stories - and some failures.

Dave Dobbyn's Pike River tribute (+audio)

Dave Dobbyn's touching tribute to the victims of the Pike River disaster has been released. Called This Love , Dobbyn…

'Songs in the Kiwi of life'

Music magazine NME has published a four-page spread on the influential Dunedin Sound.

Duran Duran sues its own fan club
Duran Duran sues its own fan club

Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club. The group known for hits like Notorious…

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