Fans roar for Katy Perry

PRISM POWER: Katy Perry in full flight.

16 min ago  Katy Perry has kicked off NZ leg of her Prismatic World Tour in Auckland, appearing from a giant prism to the roar of fans.

The spirit of folk: French for Rabbits

LAPIN IT UP: Brooke Singer and John Fitzgerald of French for Rabbits, touted in the United States as a Kiwi band to watch.

French for Rabbits play Wellington tomorrow after several months overseas.

What we listened to in 2014 video

UP FOR FOUR TUIS: Sol3 Mio's Moses Mackay, centre, with cousins Pene and Amitai Pati.

While Kiwi albums featured strongly in the end of the year charts New Zealanders are mainly absent in the singles category.

New look, fresh sound

SONGBIRD RETURNS: Eastbourne local Teresa Bergman has spent the past six years immmersign herself in the Berlin music scene, where she earned the title "Berlin's Best Busker". She is performing in Wellington this weekend to showcase her debut album.

Teresa Bergman started writing songs when she was 9, sang in award-winning barbershop quartets from 14, and made it into the finals of 2005's New Zealand Idol at 18.

Why the R 'n' R Hall got it wrong

"RIP-OFF": Green Day

B-list drummers and rip-offs. Randall Roberts about why the new inclusions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are wrong.

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gig reviews

Reggae relocation no problem

The crowd gets in to US band Cyprus Hill at Ragamuffin 2014 in West Auckland.

Raggamuffin's new locale in Auckland delivered, with its big acts and relaxed atmosphere.

Upscale debut for PM's son

If you want proof that there’s a wealth gap in New Zealand go along to a Troskey gig.

Rolling Stones start 'em up gallery

Not even elbow room left