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Bullets from concert shooting tested

Hip hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform at a concert when a gunman opened fire.

Police have conducted tests to determine if one gun was used in a shooting inside a hip-hop concert.

Beyonce's big year

Beyonce performing in her visual album 'Lemonade'.

​The two biggest music stories of the year happened last month: Prince died, and Beyonce came alive.

Song recorded in electric cars video

Welsh singer Cerys Matthews records a song in the back of an electric vehicle.

A popular Welsh entertainer has recorded her latest song entirely in electric cars to highlight their quiet, relaxing ride.

Town Hall deal expected

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Victoria University School of Music look set to become long-term tenants of ...

Council hopes to reach deal with NZSO and School of Music to restart strengthening works.

Album review: Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group's Three is out now.

Does Blue Man Group's music stand up without the live show?

Whatever happened to Victoria?

Dance Exponents. They were big in 1984 and frontman Jordan Luck is still touring today. Pictured are Harry Harrilambi, ...

They're as Kiwi as L&P and jandals, but how much do you know about the characters behind the Exponents' songs?

Arrest made after concert shooting video

Hip hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform at a concert when a gunman opened fire.

Roland Collins will face attempted murder and weapons charges after a shooting at a hip-hop concert.

Music for the weekend video

Not heard the new Radiohead album yet? You need to.

Simon Sweetman pics his top albums top keep you company this weekend.

Shapeshifter founder back with solo project

Devin Abrams is back with a brand new album.

See Wellington-based songwriter and producer Devin Abrams' brand new individual work

Hunt for gunman after concert shooting video

T.I. never showed up at his concert at which one person was killed and others injured.

Police are searching for a man firing a gun in a packed concert where artist TI was set to perform.

Time for another victory lap

Tom Petty and Mudcrutch are back with a new album and about to embark on a short tour of the US.

Tom Petty and his old rock group have re-formed for another album

Tiny Ruins' hits new peak

Hollie Fullbrook, aka Tiny Ruins, has "clocked life" via her work with filmmaker David Lynch.

New Zealand folkie Tiny Ruins has a rich store of memories

Dynamic quartet impresses

Ramsey Lewis, a self-confessed romanticist, took sensitive lyrical piano playing to another level during Thursday ...

REVIEW: Four world-class musicians and 105 minutes of non-stop music proved to be a winning formula.

One dead, three shot at concert video

T.I. never showed up at his concert at which one person was killed and others injured.

A man is dead and three others have gunshot wounds after an incident at a rap concert.

Pacific Underground raised up

Performing arts collective Pacific Underground are to be recognised at the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards.

Performing arts collective Pacific Underground joins the ranks of Herbs, Annie Crummer, Ardijah and Bill Sevesi with Lifetime Achievement Award.

No good music allowed

Crap music DJ Tomas Ford is coming back to New Zealand.

Uniting the world through music, one crap song at a time.

Nick Menza's death 'not drug related'

Nick Menza performs at 95.5 KLOS And The Whisky a Go Go Present Rock Against MS All Star Benefit Concert at The Whisky a ...

Former Megadeth drummer was not on drugs when he collapsed on stage.

Wellington band orchestrating a sonic revolution in Europe

The eyes have it for Wellington band Orchestra of Spheres, who are in the middle of a European tour.

 Their homemade instruments include the electric bass carillon, biscuit tin guitar and "sexomouse marimba": meet the madcap Orchestra of Spheres

Doors open for Maori artists

The first release for Waatea Music is from Howie Morrison Jnr, titled If I Could Change My Life.

The new Maori record label Waatea Music was formed to produce and support it's artists performing in both Te Reo and English.

Jay Z responds to Lemonade

Jay Z and singer Beyonce - was their marriage on shakey ground, or is it all about the money?

Was their marriage really in dire straits or was in all just for the money?

Best Auckland bands

Blindspott on stage in 2007 feature in our list of best ever Auckland bands.

From Herbs to Citizen Band, we applaud and rank Auckland's best ever bands.

Moby releases memoir

Many of Moby's recollections in Porcelain give a clear sense of time and place that many musicians' memoirs simply don't ...

Onetime electronica star Moby has kept busy with new pursuits, like his book

Rapper A$AP Ferg is coming

Rapper A$AP Ferg will perform at Auckland's Powerstation in September.

Despite his band-mate A$AP Rocky being attacked in a lift last time he was here, A$AP Ferg is coming for one show only.

'Break a leg' gets new meaning

Break a leg Bailey: Bassist Bailey Roiall realises he has just snapped his leg in two.

WARNING: Graphic images. He's known for his acrobatic antics, but last time bassist Bailey Roiall played he gave his audience a show to end them all.

Bringing heroes and rogues back to life

Geoff Chapple and Chris Priestley have collaborated to write a folk ballad about the Napier Earthquake. 

Sunday Star ...

Chris Priestley's music canvasses an educational range of intriguing figures from Kiwi history

Beyonce Day declared

Embarrassing: Minnesota's gesture to Beyonce received a raspberry on social media.

A US state has immortalised the day Beyonce paid a visit - but it hasn't gone over well.

Album Review: Bob Dylan, Fallen Angels

Bob Dylan's Fallen Angels is out now.

REVIEW: Dylan's latest proves just how grateful we remain that Bob is still eternally restless.

Kiwi songwriter Guy Wishart gets up off the recliner

Singer-songwriter Guy Wishart is touring his latest solo album West By North.

Your last two albums were with Selon Recliner.  What prompted the shift back to a solo album?

Museum to share Kiwi music history video

The Auckland Museum will celebrate our rich and diverse Kiwi music history.

The Kiwi music Hall of Fame will be celebrated in one-of-a-kind curated exhibition.

Tiki Taane in Blenheim

Tiki Taane.

Musician plans his first solo acoustic set for Blenheim.

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