Gig Review

By Rosie Leishman On Thursday evening, an indie rock trifecta took Christchurch’s Town Hall for the first show of their nationwide tour.  A mix of attendees waited for their favourite of the line-up, from eclectic Vera Ellen listeners, soul-searching Reb Fountain fans to long-time Voom patrons.  Starting with a lush piano intro, Vera-Ellen created ethereal […]

RDU 98.5FM sent a special ops team to walk, play and observe the South Islands biggest New Year festival. RDU agents Dan Stewart, Corban Tupou and Fran Scrimgeour tell us their story… Dan Stewart reports… It’s been a couple of months since Rhythm & Alps already, and that says enough about how fast summer goes […]

On the cool Saturday that was July 24th, music lovers from all over Ōtautahi congregated in the symbolic Christchurch Town Hall to catch twenty local bands or solo artists performing across five different stages for an event like never before. The all-ages show brought together a most eclectic vibe to the incredible night. Produced by […]

Electric Avenue returned in 2021 cementing itself as one of Aotearoa’s premium festival experiences. Nestled in the picturesque setting of Hagley Park, the day was filled with great music, drinks, food and an energy that’s hard to capture in words. Electric Avenue has earned its position as a Christchurch institution and it made sure to […]

For someone who’s still in his early twenties, I sure do have the constitution of a man in his late 40s; grumpy, pays attention to politics, takes naps, and sure as hell doesn’t know what to do in a crowd when a band starts playing… Do I move my arms up and down, or do […]

The quarantines were lifted (mostly), the clouds had cleared (mostly) and Christchurch, home of some of the most underrated local groups in the entire country, was (mostly) ready to get back out there and party. All that time spent cowering in fear, curled up in a COVID-stress ball and becoming a bit too familiar with […]

From bell-bottom jeans to stick-on stars, There’s A Tuesday is the perfect blend of alternative indie and the new age sleepy sounds of Sleeping At Last. The Christchurch band kicked off the first leg of their first headline tour on Friday 11th December at Blue Smoke on a small stage decorated with art decals designed […]

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