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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video SJD's Taite speech
SJD's Taite speech

Lorde may have won the prize, but it was last year's winner - SJD - who brought the laughs. Watch…

Lorde meets the man who inspired Royals

Lorde has met the inspiration behind her hit single, Royals . And it turns out, he is a former American baseball player. The…

AC/DC take break over illness

Australian rock band AC/DC is set to announce their retirement, media reports say.

video Lorde wins Taite Music Prize

Watch Lorde's full acceptance speech from the Taite Music Prize, and hear what manager Scott Maclachlan had to say a the…

video AK79 honoured at Taites
AK79 honoured at Taites

Punk compilation AK79 was honoured at the Taite Music Prize with the Independent Music NZ Classic Record…

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