Christchurch Music

The Bats headline Nostalgia festival

If good music, local beers and unique food is your scene, you might want to get your tickets booked for next year's Nostalgia Festival.

No holding back for Veronicas

Australian duo The Veronicas are back and, not surprisingly, twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso from Brisbane are eager to talk about their new album.

'We're not a boy band, we're just a band'

Moorhouse launches debut album

Rory McKenna of the popular Christchurch band talks fans, fame and life after The X Factor.

Homecoming: Ladi6 at two Christchurch festivals

Ladi6 is headlining two major events in Christchurch this weekend - The Summer Starter and Christmas in the Park.

Doprah singer snubbed by music awards

Her band is nominated for an award at the NZ Music Awards, but Indira Force won't be there.

Uke orchestra tugging heartstrings

The Wellington Ukulele Orchestra could be selling out big venues, but instead they chose to play at a small community hall in a quake-hit suburb.

Salmonella Dub come home to Christchurch

Salmonella Dub founder has fond childhood memories of the Canterbury A&P Show, which the band will headline this week.

Check out these awesome street musicians

Sound Garden Gypsies

Newcomers to the quake city whip up a storm as they jam in central Christchurch.

The Eastern's album inspired by Christchurch

The Eastern

Christchurch band The Eastern's latest release is an ode to "this flat and bruised city".

Fans see a diamond in the flesh


Lorde launches her first headlining tour of NZ with a bang at Horncastle Arena.

'Music geeks' find keys to success

Black Keys

Heartache and Sid Vicious' guitar play a part in The Black Keys' latest album, Turn Blue.

Song penned for Terror to Love

Special song penned for Cup winner

Terror To Love

With three New Zealand Trotting Cups to his name there is no doubt Terror To Love has the X factor and now he has a song to prove it.

GO Live: The Eastern

The Eastern

The Eastern tour often. So much so there's a joke or two about opening your wardrobe to find the band playing in it.

Radiohead drummer recalls Christchurch gig


In 1993 Radiohead performed in Cathedral Square. A decade later, the drummer still remembers the gig "vividly".

Shihad to sing in the new year in Christchurch

Shihad among the acts for Cathedral Square gig


Cantabrians in for a great start to 2015 after Shihad, Airbourne, Cairo Knife Fight and I Am Giant announce New Year's Eve performance.

Ed Sheeran's NZ tour sells out in minutes

Ed Sheeran

Fans of the British musician snap up tickets within minutes, leading to second Auckland show being announced.

Review: Neil Finn and Bic Runga

Music legend delivers polished performance

Neil Finn

Bic Runga shone and Neil Finn delivered a polished performance in the last show on his world tour.

GO Live: Teen sings from the heart

Candice Milner

After losing her grandmother to cancer, Candice Milner wrote a song with a purpose - to inspire others.

The rise and fall of a music legend

Peter Utteridge

Peter Gutteridge was met by police on his return from the US, was admitted to hospital and died.

GO Live: Timaru band based in long friendship


Timaru-based trio Earthshield started out playing blues but now they are playing metal with finger-bleeding riffs.

Shihad give back to Christchurch

Shihad concert

Kiwi rockers Shihad last night played their new album to enthusiastic fans in Christchurch.

'It's all about the music'

Live music fans in for a treat

Tarquyn Read

Allen St is set to open soon in Christchurch, promising great music, good times and friendly doormen.

Shihad talk Christchurch, karaoke and Jimmy Barnes


Band explain why they chose Christchurch for one-off show tonight - and even front a live chat for fans.

Bob Dylan lands in Christchurch

Legendary singer often books four hotels

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan has apparently arrived in Christchurch by private jet, ahead of his concert at Horncastle Arena tonight.

GO Live: Band pen ode to Tom Selleck's 'tache

Black Fox Trio

A Christchurch band may be the first to create a song dedicated to the star of '80s TV show Magnum P.I.

Go Live: Music 'a therapy' for Pat Dugan

Pat Dugan

Pat Dugan performed his first gig in Christchurch in 1936 and has barely been off a stage since.

GO Live: Song-a-month challenge

Julian Hay

Christchurch musician Julian Hay challenged himself to write, produce, record and release a song a month.

NZ musician Robert Scott has a day job

Robert Scott

NZ musician Robert Scott talks about his new album, The Clean's tour plans, and life as a teacher aide.

Brother-sister duo Brood over success


Caleb Nott, of Kiwi music sensation Broods, is not sure he could deal with the same level of fame as compatriot Lorde.

Co-workers rally for debt-hit, bereaved family

Co-workers hold fundraiser for debt-hit family

Bryce Cockroft

Bryce Cockroft turns 17 on Saturday. It will be the first birthday he spends without his mum after she lost her battle with cancer, but he is far from alone.

Dinah Lee releases song about Cathedral Square

Dinah Lee

Dinah Lee, queen of the '60s mods, has released a pop song about the iconic Christchurch location.

GO Live: Natalie Elms on a 'learning curve'

Natalie Elms

For Natalie Elms, making the move from performing covers to performing her own material has been a long process.

GO Live: AhoriBuzz spreads simple truth


''It doesn't matter who you are, it doesn't matter where you live, we all share the same sun,'' says Aaron Tokona.

Heart leads with soul not vagina



Vicki Anderson talks to pioneering rock chick, Ann Wilson, of '70s band Heart.

GO Live: Headed for stardom

Chch singer to record at famous studio

Maya Payne

Maya Payne is attracting international attention with her music.

Kenny Rogers coming to Christchurch

	 Kenny Rogers

The man who has made a life out of reading people's faces is heading to Christchurch.

Pharrell loves Kiwi retirement home's version of Happy

Al Pharrell Williams

Kiwi retirees' charming version of Happy gets a big lift after a shout out from the man himself.

Vocal coach Amy Bowie shows how it's done

Amy Bowie

A Christchurch-based singer, songwriter, actress and vocal coach, Amy Bowie has a passion for musical theatre and writes and sings in multiple genres.

Woman steals rare music poster from party

Stolen John Grenell poster

Theft of one-off piece of memorabilia tainted 70th birthday celebration of country singer John Grenell.

Anika Moa sings way to national awards

Anika Moa

Christchurch songstress wins two national awards for her beautifully crafted children's music.

John Grenell's 70th hootenanny

White-tailed spider bite hit health hard

John Grenell

The public is invited to a free 'hootenanny' to celebrate John Grenell's 70th birthday this weekend.

GO Live: Ruby Braam goes country

Ruby Braam

'Singing about drunken karaoke at the corner pub in a Kiwi accent, that's country.''

Kiwi band's Japanese video causes a stir


A Kiwi band has created a stir with its colourful new music video inspired by Japanese pop culture.

Review: Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Amanda Atlas

In a city the size of Christchurch the performance of a gargantuan work such as Mahler's Symphony No 2 is a rare event.

Song of the Week: Tyler Brown

Tyler Brown

Even Tyler Brown's mum had no idea of his talent, asking of his first recording: "What an incredible voice. Who is singing?"

Skelter: From jazz school to rock


In the first installment of a weekly video series, we showcase rock band Skelter.

'Slovenly' Beatles didn't impress Kiwi reporter

Steve Bridges with The Beatles

Crashing the Beatles earned Steve Bridges a date with his future wife.

Teen guitarist seeks $8000 for recording

cam luxton

Topp Twins' stepson and Gold Guitars winner is asking the public to help him record an album in Christchurch.

Grammy nominee puts on Chch charity gig

David Glen Hatch

Famed pianist David Glen Hatch will perform a one-off concert to raise funds for the Canterbury Charity Hospital.

Lights go out, dancing's over at The Club

The Club, Christchurch

Temporary central-city nightclub closes after less than a year due to "ongoing building consent issues".
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