Music

Irish Rovers

Roving no more: the long goodbye

At 50 The Irish Rovers embark on their final New Zealand tour, but the members won't be retiring.

Lorde's song reveal

lordestrap The Kiwi songstress has announced the name of her single on the forthcoming Hunger Games soundtrack.

What are the best lyrics?

simon sweetman If you had to pick one song by a favourite artist, based entirely on the lyrics, what would it be?

Freddie feat. MJ

freddie mercury and michael jackson A long lost duet recorded by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson in the 80s will be released this year.

Election weekend

SIMON SWEETMAN

simon sweetman The best thing to come out of the weekend was the reminder to return to Bic Runga's album, Birds, and the chance to see Neil Finn live.

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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