Music

Au revoir to Minuit

Nelson band Minuit is bidding au revoir after 15 years but they aren't leaving without saying goodbye.

Resurrecting a band for your Halloween party

simon sweetman Which band would you bring back from the death for your musical Halloween party?

Randa wins Critics' Choice prize

Auckland rapper Randa has won a $10,000 recording grant and the plaudits of his peers by taking out the Critics' Choice Prize for the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Foo Fighters to tour NZ

The American rock superstars will play two concerts, in Auckland and Christchurch, in February.

Kids flock to orchestra

For a community orchestra that's only been running for just over a year, the 4 to 15-year-olds are more tuneful than might be expected.

Fans see a diamond in the flesh

The teen queen of pop launches her first headlining tour of NZ with a bang at Horncastle Arena.

Smooth premiere for Soulfest

Apart from needing to iron out a few foibles, Soulfest is likely to grow in popularity if it comes back next year and continues to front such an incredible line-up.

Smooth, velvet funk

Just turning up doesn't cut it

A noisy, grunty debut EP

BDO 2012 This is rock played like it should be, noisy and uncompromising, Jason Peters writes.

Album 'like a love letter'

This album reminds me of a time when music was about that, the music, not about auto-tune.

Korn's best album yet

CD review - The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug

U2's free album = epic fail

U2's now-infamous auto-uploaded album wasn't bad musically, but as a marketing move it was a disaster.

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