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Parris Goebel's new music vid

Parris Goebel was a 2014 Young New Zealander of the Year finalist.

Kiwi quickly making a name for herself as a true musical talent.

Turing music restored

Computer pioneer Alan Turing.

The earliest known recording of computer-generated music has been restored by two New Zealanders.

Will Boy George be let into NZ?

Boy George and Culture Club are slated to play in Christchurch on December 2, and Auckland on December 4.

Singer will need to jump through some immigration hoops if he wants to play here in December.

Halestorm to hit the Hutt

Devilskin are "freaking excited" about their fans not only getting to hear their songs from their second album, but also ...

American band Halestorm will open for Devilskin on a summer tour.

Heavenly performance delivered at Church Tour

Sharon O'Neill, the final of the four performers to appear on stage at the The Church Tour, Hamilton.

REVIEW: Four of New Zealand's best singers and songwriters combine for The Church Tour in Hamilton.

Culture Club announce NZ tour

Boy George performs in 2003. Culture Club has been together on and off for 35 years.

Karma Chameleon hitmakers, with flamboyant frontman Boy George, will play their first ever NZ shows.

Bowie art collection arrives in NY

David Bowie died earlier this year.

Contemporary art collection of late rock star David Bowie previewed ahead of sale.

Frey statue standing on the corner

Glenn Frey has been immortalised in Winslow, Arizona, USA.

Late Eagles musician's life-sized bronze replica installed in Arizona town he made famous.

Don't dream it's over, Gen X video

Crowded House are set to play two comeback shows - neither of them in New Zealand...

It's been 20 years since Crowded House's legendary farewell gig. Their return is a rallying cry for poor old, overlooked Gen X.

Kiwi singer tipped video

Thomston is a young Kiwi singer hotly tipped for success.

WATCH: TVNZ's Jack Tame reckons Thomston, aged 20, is someone you'll be hearing a lot more of.

Reconnecting with Billy Cobham

Simon Sweetman reconnects with the eight greatest tracks by jazz drummer Billy Cobham.

Simon Sweetman reconnects with the eight greatest tracks by jazz drummer Billy Cobham.

Robbie Williams returns

Robbie Williams will release his 11th studio album in November, 2016.

The Rock DJ's back to entertain you, with help from Ed Sheeran and The Killers.

Moffat returns to the spotlight video

Hiria Moffat, 80, performed at the Aigantighe art gallery on Sunday night.

Eighty-year-old Hiria Moffat needs to raise more funds to help create a Maori Hall of Fame.

Smokefree Rockquest winners

Alien Weaponry took the top prizes of both Smokefree Rockquest and Pacifica Beats at the weekend.

This Northland three-piece could follow in the footsteps of Broods and Kimbra.

Singing her way to the top

"Music is about feeling emotions," Smokefree Rockquest winner Iris Guevarra says.

Avondale College singer Iris Guevarra has won the Smokefree Rockquest.

Dreaming of a hall of fame

Hiria Moffat, 80, will be performing at the Aigantighe Art gallery in Timaru after 35 years out of the spotlight.

Hiria Moffat, 80, is a bit nervous about picking up the microphone after 30 years. But she's doing it with a goal in mind.

The end of Kings Arms?

The Kings Arms tavern is being sold.

Music fans worried legendary Auckland music venue will close for good.

Dolly Parton's Jolene collab

Dolly Parton has collaborated with an a cappella group to rearrange her hit, Jolene.

The queen of country's 1973 hit Jolene is given an a cappella makeover by Pentatonix.

Plus-size show a big hit in Japan

Pottya is a Japanese idol group formed in late 2014.

Japanese pop girl group Pottya, who describe themselves as "chubby", performed while 11 plus-size amateur models strutted along the catwalk.

Willy Moon and Natalia Kills return

Sacked X Factor judges Willy Moon and  Natalia Kills on their way out of New Zealand - many were pleased to see them leave.

The former X-Factor husband and wife duo are back, this time with a brand new album.

A life without barriers

Lisette Wesseling, soprano and braille advocate, has died.

Soprano and braille advocate Lisette Wesseling lived a life without limits, writes Bess Manson.

Mi-Sex back in the album game

Mi-Sex will be back in New Zealand for the Selwyn Sounds concert in March.

Why the 33-year-wait is finally over for Mi-Sex fans

Peace enables Japan trip

Singer-songwriter Iris Dunn from Napier.

A story about peace has won a Napier girl a trip to Japan

Springsteen sells out

Pre-sale tickets to Bruce Springsteen's first Christchurch concert, to be held at AMI Stadium on February 21 went on ...

Last tickets to Bruce Springsteen's Christchurch concert gone in an hour.

Silver Scroll 'more rewarding this time' video

"It's more that my writing plays out in the way I live my life, if that makes sense," said Silver Scroll Award nominee, ...

For 29-year-old Kiwi songwriter Lydia Cole, there's something special about her second nomination.

Review: QuintEssence

James Dunham performed with the New Zealand String Quartet in New Plymouth.

"The varied tones were perfectly mimicked, right down to the breathiness: if you shut your eyes you would not believe you were listening to strings."

Q&A with Suzanne Porter

The line-up for Womad New Zealand 2017 will be announced next month.

Womad UK is fabulous, but not as beautiful as Womad New Zealand.

My Favourite Album podcast is crucial

Jeremy Dylan of the My Favourite Album podcast.

Opinion: It's about the flow of an album, about moments in a career, key influences and experiences building up to it.

Busking instrumental in romance

A jam session grew into friendship, romance and marriage for Graeme James and Zoe Crehan.

What started as a jam session between strangers on a Wellilngton street grew into friendship, romance and marriage.

Stan Walker postpones tour

Stan Walker has postponed his nationwide tour indefinitely.

Kiwi R&B star Stan Walker's first tour in three years is on hold after his mum was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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