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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2014 has been a year of...
2014 has been a year of...

This year has been quite a year. We take a look at some of the entertainment highlights of 2014.

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This year's best band played in Auckland last night

Adam Granduciel is standing in the middle of the stage, hunched over his guitar and stabbing repeatedly at the strings as…

Mastodon to play 2015's heaviest NZ show

Metal act Mastodon are teaming up with local noisemakers Beastwars for what will undoubtedly be one of the heaviest shows…

Perry pops in to say 'hi'
Perry pops in to say 'hi'

Except for a lucky few, Queenstowners hoping to hear Katy Perry roar during her stay at the resort have…

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