Christchurch Music

Michael Franti cancels Christchurch show

Michael Franti & Spearhead have cancelled their performance in Christchurch at the Bedford on Thursday.

Billy Idol gets high off the music

Cue the trademark fist pump and sneer - Billy Idol is back for more, more, more.

Ed Sheeran's secret show in Christchurch

Fans thinking out loud and speculating online where Ed Sheeran's intimate show in Christchurch will be.

Jason Kerrison moves on from Opshop

Opshop's former frontman Jason Kerrison is back with a funky debut solo EP.

Sharon Van Etten airing her dirty laundry

She is tiny, almost bird-like, but when she sings, Sharon Van Etten looms large.

Jurassic 5 cancels Christchurch show

"Exceptional demand" results in an extra show for Auckland, a new date for Wellington and no show for Christchurch.

Flash flooding can't stop kapa haka crowds

Flash flooding can't stop kapa haka crowds

Flash flooding didn't deter people from turning up to enjoy a national kapa haka competition.

Sol3 Mio still humble despite success

Top trio talks Pavarotti, performing in rest homes and getting the jandal ahead of Chch concert.

Anastacia cancels New Zealand tour

American pop singer Anastacia has cancelled her New Zealand shows in Christchurch and Auckland in April.

Foo Fighters concert 'best Wednesday night in Chch ever'

REVIEW: Foo Fighters show the "best Wednesday night in Christchurch ever". | fans stuck outside

Foo Fighters Dave Grohl in New Brighton

One of the biggest names in rock was spotted with bike helmet and scone at a New Brighton cafe this morning.

Live: Electric Avenue Music Festival

Crowds come out for 12-hour music festival

OPINION: Music fans have come from afar to enjoy the first music festival of its kind in post-quake Christchurch.

Christchurch bucket busker a big hit

Teen drums up a storm on plastic buckets

Jackson Roche just needs a few buckets and his drum sticks to entertain crowds in Cashel Mall and Cathedral Square. 

Shapeshifter to headline Christchurch's Electric Avenue

Shapeshifter return home to Christchurch to top the Electric Avenue Music Festival next month.

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.
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