Sweet Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain play Psychocandy, and other favourites, at the Powerstation. Read Post

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Auckland City Limits

CRS Management presents the first ACL Festival at Western Springs, and they nailed it. Read Post

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Words and Guitars

Sleater-Kinney with Mermaidens. Let's rock with the tough girls in this part of the world – take a photograph. Read Post

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Image by Petra Jane

Laneway 2016

The last Laneway at Silo Park was a scorcher. Read Post

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The Chills - Rolling On

The Chills play Galatos, Friday 11 December. Read Post

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