The Mount to Katikati – music everywhere

We may be fresh out of a long weekend but the music never stops. Well, I say that but it does seem that there is a little breathing space this weekend.... Read More

Tune in to Bob Dylan radio

It seems a long time since I've written about Bob Dylan. No doubt that has caused rejoicing amongst the many of you fine readers who harbour an... Read More

A deluge of new local music

Just occasionally I feel a bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of music all around us. And this week is one of those times since every day seems to... Read More

Déjà vu all over again

This week it looks like a case of déjà vu all over again. Shows once cancelled are returning apace. It's happening so much that when... Read More

Kingsley Spargo comes to town

This year has been a bit of a write-off from many perspectives. But since we've now managed to crawl through till October, allow me to preview a... Read More

The story of a sultan and a queen

I often come across stories I'd like to share that have no musical component. That's why this column is called “Music Plus”; a certain... Read More

The Hallstars are here!

This week is all about Eugene O'Reilly's latest project: The Hallstars Volume One. Many know Eugene from the band Five O'Clock Shadow and... Read More

A farewell to Nana Holland

This week's column comes in two sections; there is no segue. The reason is that I've spent the week listening to one of the most remarkable... Read More

Hybrid blues launch debut album

These are, to say the least, trying times for musicians. Faced with the current situation you can either postpone everything or push on through. Amongst... Read More

Goodbye to two of the best

On Sunday I got an email from Ticketmaster. The subject line read: ‘Can you believe it's been a year since Justin Townes Earle?’ On... Read More

Hybrid Blues pushes on through

Let's start this week by taking time out for that evergreen segment of many a social function – a little housekeeping. I have spent the past... Read More

New Shona Laing and more...

Recently it's all been live shows. Let's move on to the recording scene – there's a lot happening. I was reminded of this when I called... Read More

Blues, Punk, Swing - More August Music

Last week I started looking at live music in August. This week? More of the same. I know I keep going on about it, but for someone who keeps a constant... Read More

Films, music – it’s all on for August

I used to assume that when days start getting longer, they also get warmer.  Sadly that’s not true. And with the arrival of August imminent,... Read More

Experimenting with music

If you thought things in the world were weird before now then just hang on for what's next. This is not the best time to be making predictions but... Read More