Gig Reviews

Review: Six60 the Feelers of their age?

Six60 finished their summer tour at Villa Maria, Auckland, on Saturday night.

They play a simple brand of no-frills, roots-flavoured pub rock - and they do it well.

Tempest storms Wellington

Kate Tempest delivered a brave, virtuoso performance in Wellington on Thursday niight.

REVIEW: The first great concert of 2016: Kate Tempest dazzles the Capital

Vile's charms gradually win audience over

Kurt Vile showcased his enthusiasm and guitar skills during his Wellington concert on Thursday night.

REVIEW: Kurt Vile missing band and a more appropriate venue

Review: Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr performs on stage during Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle in Britain.

After a typical Wellington summer's day of gales and lashing rain, that Jimmy Carr should unleash his own breathtaking comedic tornado, twice, seemed quite appropriate.

Sol3 Mio deliver festive show with oodles of charm

Almost 5000 people attended Christmas in the Vines at Waipara Hills Winery despite the cold weather.

It seems the trick to bringing opera to the masses is not to take things too seriously. And Kiwi trio Sol3 Mio have nailed it.

Review: Excellent peformance of the complete Messiah

Founders Theatre in Hamilton.

Messian still loved more than 200 years after it was composed.

AC/DC a rock masterclass

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young (left) and frontman Brian Johnson (right). perform at the Westpac Stadium.

REVIEW: Not even wind, rain or a technical hitch could stop AC/DC rocking in Wellington.

Sheeran wows the masses

Ed Sheeran performs the final show of his tour at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium before taking a break to have surgery.

REVIEW: Alright fine, I admit it. Ed Sheeran is a bloody legend.

More bust than rock

Frontman Brian Johnson apologised and called for patience

Wellington’s wild weather put a damper on AC/DC'S show, with technical difficulties striking after the first song.

Cold Chisel have still got it

03102015 Travel/Feature. John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. Deni Ute Muster at Deniliquin New South Wales. Jimmy Barnes of Cold Chisel

REVIEW: My one night stand with Cold Chisel.

Father John Misty review

Father John Misty rocked his way through a folk-filled, outrageously energetic show at Auckland's St James theatre on Thursday.

Father John Misty converted a new band of followers by the end of his show at Auckland's St Jame's Theatre.

Burlesque titillates at Riverlea

Riverlea Theatre is staging Bring on Burlesque until December 19.

REVIEW: For some leave-the-kids at-home fun, Riverlea's burlesque show should satisfy.

Review: Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell performs in Austin, Texas.

The grunge god can still "effortlessly" fill a two hour set.

Thunder only happens when it's raining

Stevie Nicks

Thousands took a lashing as Fleetwood Mac played on through the beginnings of a storm - and we smiled about it.

Ukulele orchestra impresses in Auckland

The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain performed at Auckland's Aotea Centre on Saturday night

From the moment seven ukulele masters start strumming onstage at Auckland's Aotea Centre, the crowd is hooked.

Sir Elton brings down the house

Sir Elton John performing in Wellington.

REVIEW: Elton John, Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Review: Fleetwood Mac in Dunedin

Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac perform in Glasgow, Scotland.

Should aging rockers retire? Grace Slick has today suggested that Fleetwood Mac should give it up.

Review: 10cc

10CC back in the day.

The enduring success of 10cc, classic purveyors of both originality and pastiche, has rested squarely on the shoulders of founding bassist Graham Gouldman in recent years. 

Review: Brian Jonestown Massacre

Anton Newcombe was at his genius best leading his band through a marathon set at the Powerstation in Auckland on Tuesday night.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre showcase their psychedelic whimsy to a mixed bag of fans packed into Auckland's Powerstation.

REVIEW: Pushing the boundaries on Bold Worlds

Founders Theatre, Hamilton.

REVIEW: Bold Worlds offer works that are dramatic and eclectic.

Review: Courtney Barnett

Melbourne's Courtney Barnett.

Melbourne alt-rocker Courtney Barnett is on the rise.

Review: Choir and orchestra combine well

Founders' Theatre, in Hamilton.

REVIEW: Immortal classic comes as a satisfying experience.

Same old act from Robbie Williams gallery

Robbie Williams performs at The Basin Reserve in Wellington.

REVIEW: We love him for his All Blacks loyalty, but 15 years past his career peak, the pop star's live show is awful.

Fat Freddy's Drop launch new album

Fat Freddy's Drop's Bays.

For fans of Fat Freddy's, Auckland's Saturday night show had all the components of a perfect night out.

Laura Marling lightens up

Laura Marling, who just played a gig at Auckland's Powerstation, appears to be lightening up at the ripe old age of 25.

Global folk star delivers breathtaking gig at Auckland's Powerhouse - and even cracks a joke.

Dylan and Petty blow through capital

Bob Dylan and Tom Petty trade riffs at Athletic Park, Wellington, February 5, 1986.

Bob Dylan and Tom Petty create a chilled vibe at Athletic Park in 1986.

Miller gets them in the mood

The Glenn Miller Orchestra brouight the big band sound to Founders Theatre.

Wartime swing sends mixes in a kiwi classic or two.

Shining bright like the Diamond

Neil Diamond performing last year.

REVIEW: Neil Diamond sparkled at Vector Arena on Monday night, delighting a crowd that was long ago won over by his charms.

An ear-openingly wonderful evening

Mark E. Smith (second from right) with The Fall's current line-up, which has been steady for more than six years.

REVIEW: Rhythm section lifts The Fall

Joan Baez defies her years

With the audience quietly joining in from the very first song, there was always a sense that this would be vintage Joan Baez.

REVIEW: Joan Baez has lost none of her passion, none of her enthusiasm, none of her authentic conviction.

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