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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Stream: Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men
Stream: Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men

Listen to Salvation , the new album from Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men, streaming all week on nzherald.co.nz…

Brotherly instinct fuels Madden Bros

Good Charlotte twins Joel and Benji Madden have surprised fans by reinventing themselves as summery soul-pop crooners. Joel…

Courtney Barnett's first NZ show goes off

Melodic bass lines were covered by scratchy, squealing guitars last night as Australian singer Courtney Barnett kicked off…

Soundgarden on their way to NZ

Westfest has pulled in two major acts for the second year of the fledgling metal festival: Soundgarden and Faith No More…

Little up for second Silver Scroll
Little up for second Silver Scroll

Last year it was the first major award given to Lorde and co-writer Joel Little for Royals . This…

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