Smells like year-old fish and rotten eggs. But awesome!

Has it really been a year since Fishhead magazine launched? Apparently so! Consequently, they’d like to party with you! There’s be cocktail specials, free entry and Wellington supergroup The Eggs playing. Fishhead birthday afterparty Thursday March 31, 9pm-midnight CQ Bar in the Quality Hotel, 223 Cuba Street. Last one in’s a rotten…


TEMPORARY is a pop-up shop that appeared a few weeks ago in the ground-floor café space at the Garden Club on Dixon Street. We spoke to Blink, the one, perhaps insane, man behind A Low Hum. He set up the space with Matthew Davis from Flying Nun, and they’re selling “CDs, records, tapes, tees, posters, zines, books, art […]

Superstar DJ

Happy brings back its Vinyl Friday sessions for 2011. Our own Tom Ackroyd will be spinning his 12 inches with vim and vigour from 5.30pm (until 7.30). Here is a little information about Tom (and the other DJ on the night); “This week we have two incredibly exciting, cost-efficient DJs: GREG COBB was born in […]

Webstock directions: rock out, tweet up

We’re not going to bother telling you about Webstock because a) you should already know all about it and b) there was only one ticket left as of this morning (although there are still tickets to the ONYAs available, so get on that. Instead, we’re going to tell you about two related events that we […]

TAWA5 Best Regular Entertainment

As we know, Wellington is full of fun things to do, and on a regular basis. Whether giving us something to eat, something to groove to, or something to yell about, these are the events that kept us coming back for seconds.

TAWA5 Best Live Performance

Wellington is a great going-out town with gigs galore on any given night. These are the events that stuck with audiences and totally made us blab all over Facebook about how awesome they were.

Wellington Love Letter

Take a life long prankster, mix in some free time, 3 guys who work in film, some mild homo eroticism, and just the right amount of sexiness, and what you get is the Wellington Love Letter.

Sleepers, Awake!

Wellington electronic music fans will have fond memories of the While_you_were_Sleeping nights. They’ve been hibernating for a couple of years, but will emerge blinking into the light on Sunday November the 14th at Betty’s. Expect a broad spectrum of sound, with an emphasis on ambient and experimental textures, but with touches of hip-hop, post-rock and […]

The Lane comes to Wellington

You know how you saw the lineup for the St Jerome Laneaways Festival and were like “Oh man, such cool bands, but I don’t want to have to go to Auckland to see them”? Well now you don’t have to! Haha! Awesomeness.

K Records documentary & Mirah at Happy

A double dose from the influential and inspiring K Records out of Olympia, Washington. On Wednesday you get a chance to ‘bone up’ on this legendary label thanks to a screening of the 1999 doco: THE SHIELD AROUND THE K: THE STORY OF K RECORDS and on Thursday Mirah (one of K record’s brightest stars) […]