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

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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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LISTEN: Dictaphone Blues new album
LISTEN: Dictaphone Blues new album

Listen to Mulfti Day , the new album from Dictaphone Blues, streaming for free all week on nzherald.co.nz…

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Killer Mike and El-P's underground careers have exploded since joining forces as Run the Jewels - and they're loving every…

Rock singer broke, homeless

The lead singer for 90s nu-metal band Creed says he's broke and homeless after having all his money stolen. In a 15-minute…

Singer giving retro a different spin

At first, opening track Next Time suggests Soul Power has a fairly conventional modern soul approach, but then the rock…

Swift's new manager - Lorde?
Swift's new manager - Lorde?

Lorde has told talk show host Jimmy Fallon she was once mistaken for Taylor Swift's manager.

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