Dunedin Symphony Orchestra

Posted 12:32pm Saturday 8th October 2016 by Ihlara McIndoe

When an audience with a mean age of seventy energetically jump out of their seats in enthusiastic applause at the end of a work, you know it’s been a good performance. Associate Professor of Music, Anthony Ritchie’s composition Gallipoli to the Somme traces the journey of Dunedinite Read more...

Harry Styles — Going solo & Another Man

Posted 12:35pm Saturday 8th October 2016 by Millicent Lovelock

Four days ago Harry Styles posted three blank white photographs to his Instagram, a day later he revealed three covers for Another Man magazine. Two of the covers feature Styles in a dog collar (not the priest kind), staring broodily into the camera, in the third he is dressed in a turtleneck Read more...

My Chemical Romance — A Retrospective

Posted 12:48pm Saturday 24th September 2016 by Millicent Lovelock

October 23rd will mark the tenth anniversary of My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade, the mid-2000’s most seminal, explosive and morbid rock opera. Fans ride or die for My Chemical Romance, even now they have broken up, and after four courageous albums and years of blood, sweat and Read more...

“Shut Up Kiss Me” —Angel Olsen

Posted 2:05pm Saturday 17th September 2016 by Millicent Lovelock

On September 2, Angel Olsen released her album My Woman, a swinging, soaring, 1960s-esque pop masterpiece. “Shut Up Kiss Me” is the album’s killer single. The song is infectious, Olsen delivering her vocals slow and deliberate at first, singing “I ain’t hanging up Read more...

Dvorak's New World | Dunedin Symphony Orchestra

Posted 2:09pm Saturday 17th September 2016 by Ihlara McIndoe

With a full house last Saturday, the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Nicholas Braithwaite and featuring the virtuosity of pianist Michael Houstoun, performed a spectacular concert of Jack Speirs’ Fanfare; Beethoven’s Leonora Overture No. 3; Bartok’s Piano Concerto Read more...

Puberty 2 — Mitski

Posted 1:04pm Saturday 10th September 2016 by Millicent Lovelock

I have been sitting on US artist Mitski’s latest offering for a while now, not because I didn’t think it would be good, but because I knew it would be too good for any mood that wasn’t the right mood.  Mitski’s songs have a particular tendency to tunnel through you Read more...

Get A Yes — SAD 13

Posted 1:20pm Sunday 4th September 2016 by Millicent Lovelock

Sad13 is Speedy Ortiz singer/guitarist Sadie Dupuis’ solo project. Her first single “Get A Yes” is quite a divergence from her trademark deadpan vocal delivery and contortionist guitar lines, but this poppy little number is not altogether surprising.  Dupuis makes no bones Read more...

Monsters — Strange Harvest

Posted 1:23pm Sunday 4th September 2016 by Lucy Hunter

You know that thing when you know someone, and you know they know you, and you’ve met them a few times but they pretend they don’t know you when you see each other out in public? Strange Harvest wrote a total banger about that thing. “Monsters” is on Dunedin duo Strange Read more...

The Beginner’s Guide to making your music collection less hetero:

Posted 12:00pm Sunday 21st August 2016 by Millicent Lovelock

Tracy Chapman - "Give Me One Reason” on New Beginning Everybody knows Tracy Chapman. Or, at least everybody should know Tracy Chapman. “Give Me One Reason” is a favourite of mine, my dad used to make mix tapes to listen to in the car and this song was on one of Read more...

Unlimited — Bassnectar

Posted 5:52pm Monday 15th August 2016 by William Sharp

Review: A+ All students who are searching for a new artist or genre to explore will discover quite the colourful gem in Bassnectar’s recently released album. Lorin Ashton, known famously by his stage name ‘Bassnectar,’ released fifteen tracks ranging from the deep melodic to the Read more...

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