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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Madonna releases new songs after leaks
Madonna releases new songs after leaks

Madonna has suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, upset that early versions had…

Devilskin's 'mindblowing' rise

The hype may have died down in the months since the release of Devilskin's chart-topping debut album, We Rise , but it's…

Katy gets first family approval

Prime Minister John Key and family posed backstage with pop superstar Katy Perry after her sold-out show at the Vector Arena…

Jeff Tweedy: Playing with Grateful Dad

Grammy-winning alt-rocker Jeff Tweedy is celebrating 20 years of music by keeping it in the family, reports Gillian Orr.

Katy Perry live at Vector
Katy Perry live at Vector

The production surpasses most other megastars’ The Prismatic World Tour is aptly named, because Katy…

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