Queensbridge rapper Nas is heading to New Zealand in January for two shows to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his highly influential debut album Illmatic. Released in 1994, Illmatic boasts production from the likes of Pete Rock, DJ Premiere and Large... <a href='/news/8872/Nas-Announces-Two-New-Zealand-Shows.utr'>more</a> 
Hip hop minstrel Sage Francis is heading back to New Zealand for two shows in December. The socially conscious rapper and spoken word performer is making his way to these shores off the back of the release of his fifth solo studio album Copper Gone,... <a href='/news/8881/Sage-Francis-Returns-To-New-Zealand-For-Two-Shows.utr'>more</a> 
Pizza-loving garage duo Dad Jokes are streaming their new EP Bad Friends, the pair's first release since signing to Muzai Records. The Auckland city two-piece recorded the four-track offering live-to-tape while in Seattle earlier this year with... <a href='/news/8878/Stream-Dad-Jokes-New-EP-Bad-Friends.utr'>more</a> 
After forming at university back in 2007 and making music in their dorm rooms, English folktronica act alt-J burst onto the global music scene in 2012 with their Mercury Prize-winning debut album An Awesome Wave. With their unique and unpredictable... <a href='/news/8890/Interview-Alt-J.utr'>more</a> 
The talented Anthonie Tonnon and band will be giving a special preview performance of their forthcoming record next month. The details of the much-anticipated album from Tonnon remain a much-guarded secret, but it is confirmed for release early next... <a href='/news/8895/Anthonie-Tonnon-Announces-Album-Preview-Show.utr'>more</a> 
Over the last five years in New Zealand there has been a noticeable groundswell of talented alt-country songwriters and musicians releasing albums to rival the best coming from overseas. Tiny Ruins, The Eastern, Aldous Harding, Bernie Griffen, Tami... <a href='/news/8901/Review-Will-Wood---Broken-Man.utr'>more</a>

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Lawrence Arabia New Zealand Tour
The Wine Cellar, Auckland Buy

Thu 23 Jakob - Sines Tour
The Cabana, Napier Buy
Thu 23 Jack Carty
Walton Street, Te Awamutu Buy
Thu 23 Aloe Blacc with support Estere
James Cabaret, Wellington
Thu 23 Justin Townes Earle
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute, Christchurch
Thu 23 Disparo And Guests
Valhalla, Wellington
Thu 23 Ministry Of Tone
Black Note Lounge Bar, Auckland
Thu 23 Nicole Andrews - South Island Tour
The Brewery, Christchurch
Thu 23 Stef T and Jimmy Rainey Quartet
darkroom, Christchurch
Thu 23 The Doqument Album Release Party
Access Entertainment Club, Auckland
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The Datsuns - Deep Sleep Tour
Minuit - The Final Fling
The Skatalites 50th Anniversary
Sage Francis - Copper Gone Tour 2014