A strange, moody week

simon sweetman It's been a funny ole week - a strange mood hovering. We're getting older all the time.

Review: NZO's Don Giovanni

New Zealand Opera’s production of Don Giovanni Set in a seedy nightclub, complete with poledancers, this isn't your traditional telling of Mozart's classic.

The Bear essentials

Bear & Boy While Boy & Bear have yet to conquer the Kiwi charts, in Australia they're one of the biggest bands of the past few years.

A little bit rock'n'roll

courtney barnett Courtney Barnett took to the stage, adopted a Joan Jett-esque hunch and threw out surprisingly heavy riffs.

Review: Bob Dylan in Christchurch

Bob Dylan at Horncastle Arena The appreciation of a live performance depends on how it meets your expectations.

Boyce Avenue charm Auckland

US band of brothers Boyce Avenue make teenagers swoon at Auckland's Powerstation.

Power of Broods

McBoing Boing captivates

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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