The Courtneys play super catchy slacker pop which relies on a heavy diet of classic Flying Nun, 90s teenage movies and summer holidays. Currently based in Vancouver, the trio have been growing in reputation since their debut self-titled record came out... <a href='/news/9398/Interview-The-Courtneys.utr'>more</a> Even when Parquet Courts emerged as the latest marketable pack of handsome New York guitar boys, there appeared to the most casual listener an underlying disquiet. Maybe not within the 'Stoned And Starving' hooky catalogue of the mundane, but next to the... <a href='/news/9405/Interview-Parquet-Courts.utr'>more</a> 
Wellington-based artist Seth Frightening has delivered a new video for his single 'Unborn', taken from the forthcoming record But We Love Our Brothers And Sisters. The album was tracked by the experimental-folk musician at his Wellington home... <a href='/news/9379/Video-Seth-Frightening---Unborn-UTR-Premiere.utr'>more</a> 
Auckland-based songwriter and performer Anthonie Tonnon is poised to release his new record, Successor, next week. The album is the first under his own name and will be composed of nine tracks that are (for the most part) written as second person... <a href='/news/9383/Interview-Anthonie-Tonnon.utr'>more</a> 
Beginning life as a blog in 2006, Awesome Tapes From Africa is the brainchild of Brian Shimkovitz. The New Yorker simply set about sharing his love of West African music that he had discovered on multiple trips to Ghana since 2002, at which time he was... <a href='/news/9389/Heres-Five-Awesome-Tapes-From-Africa.utr'>more</a> 
Enigmatic Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis was in the country for a string of solo shows over the last few days, starting in Christchurch then working through Wellington and Auckland before heading back down to Dunedin. The tour comes on the heels of the... <a href='/news/9391/Live-Photos-J-Mascis---Bodega-Wellington.utr'>more</a>

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Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland Buy

Wed 04 Jason Webley
Dux Live, Christchurch Buy
Wed 04 Neneh Cherry With RocketNumberNine
Aotea Square, Auckland
Wed 04 Water And Light
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Wed 04 Stig, The Piano Man And The Re-union Tour
Bullock Bar, Wanaka
Wed 04 wAgAwAgA (UK) and Tawahinga (AK)
Chicks Hotel Port Chalmers, Dunedin
Thu 05 Anthonie Tonnon Successor Release Tour
The Yot Club, Raglan Buy
Thu 05 The Ezza Rose Band
The Free House, Nelson Buy
Thu 05 Mick Turner + Guests
Chicks Hotel Port Chalmers, Dunedin Buy
Thu 05 DePedro
Aotea Square, Auckland
Thu 05 Lttle Phnx, Power Nap, Rosen
Golden Dawn: Tavern of Power, Auckland
Thu 05 Chocolate Strings Album Launch With Regan Perry
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Thu 05 Spermaids
Royal Hotel, Nelson
Thu 05 Coral
Biddy Mulligans, Hamilton
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2 Nobody-Gives-A-Shit-About-You "Nobody Gives A Shit About You" by The Raw Nerves
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4 Shrink "Shrink" by Heavy
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