Busking 2006

I guess it’s the Fringe, or the Festival itself that brings these guys here, but this particular busker is well worth a look at. Today he was in Manner’s Mall. I could hear him a block or so away & the sound he was producing made me wonder if one of the theremins was in […]

World, meet Cortina

As James pointed out yesterday, there’s a lot going on in Wellington at the moment. I don’t know about any of it, because I live in Auckland. But there is one particular upcoming Wellington event that I am aware of. Tomorrow night, Friday 24 February, much-lauded Wellington-via-Palmerston-North band Cortina will perform at Indigo alongside Disasteradio, […]

Synth Birds of Dawn: take two

Well, this particular Wellingtonista thought the Synth Birds of Dawn sounded great. Nic McGowan and his two fellow theremin players waved their arms about half an hours worth of other-worldy noise making early on Tuesday morning, creating sounds that at times sounded like the gibbon cries heard from the zoo in Newtown every morning, to […]

Synth Birds of Dawn

Residents of Island Bay, do not be alarmed. Those weird, spacey tones reverberating around your suburb next week will not be signalling the impending invasion of Wellington by aliens, but will be, in fact, The Synth Birds of Dawn. Local composer/producer Nic McGowan is co-ordinating a three-piece theremin ‘band’, who will be located one-a-piece on […]

The Little Day Out

For those of not interested in (or without tickets to) the Sevens, and an appreciation of fine local music and the joys of a BBQ on a nice day, may we recommend the Little Day Out, taking place today (Fri 3rd Feb) at 42 Old Porirua Rd, Ngaio. Wellington blues-rockers Connan and the Mockasins are […]

Bunnies on Ponies @ Cabaret

Amongst the usual info accompanying the email alerting us to a rare Bunnies on Ponies performance, was a brand new word – nosfarious. To quote… The nosfarious Bunnies On Ponies are making a rare appearance at Cabaret (ne Chow) this Saturday night from 11pm. We like it. If one of the Bunnies (or, indeed, one […]

Wellington Music Week: 21-27 November

Wellington Music Week gets under way next Monday (21 Nov), with a raft of seminars, gigs and events over the course of the week. If you’re looking for one good big night out, then the Showcase gig on Thursday (24 Nov) looks the go, with OdESSA, Charlie Ash, Autumn Stone, Zirkus, Mon Ami and the […]

9th International Jazz Festival under way 26th October

Thanks to WellUrban for reminding us that the 9th Wellington International Jazz Festival gets under way tomorrow (26th October). Much like WellUrban, we’re not too au fait with the jazz end of the musical spectrum, but can make a few tentative recommendations. Firstly, the venues are great, so even if you’re neither hither-nor-thither on the […]

Fat Freddy’s Drop clean up at 2005 NZ Music Awards

Big ups to Wellington band Fat Freddy’s Drop, who cleaned up at last night’s NZ Music Awards. The Lyall Bay-based band picked up Album of the Year (‘Based on a True Story’), Best Group, Best Roots Album, and the People’s Choice Award. Fellow Wellingtonians Shihad also got the nod for best Rock album, leaving a […]

Lee “Scratch” Perry at the Wellington Town Hall

Photo¬†¬© karimsahai.com. Used with permission. Lee “Scratch” Perry and The Mad Professor performed At The Town Hall last night – Karim Sahai was there with camera in hand, and got some fantastic pix. Enjoy.