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Blackbird Ensemble Performs Björk: All Is Full Of Love – Review

by Sophie October 19, 2019

Blackbird Ensemble are “NZ’s most exciting chamber orchestra”, and Thursday’s homage to Björk supported that claim more than competently.  A collection of strings, horns, percussionists, and Claire Cowan’s multi-instrumentalism brought director Cowan’s arrangements to vibrant and emotional life.  The musicians were more than just that; in their glowing boiler suits they became part of a sensory […]

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Need more umlauting in your October?

by Joanna October 9, 2012

In 2010, hairy classic rock/metal fan Dave Keyes started throwing non-profit DressUp-RockOut events and the Gods of Rock Awards at his workplace. In 2010 Wellington Rocks’ Rocktober event raised $1300 for the Cancer Society and then in 2011 the Gods of Rock event raised $2600 to split evenly between the Cancer Society and the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal for Christchurch. They’re doing […]

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Incoming: Supermodel and Sleeping Dogs

by stephen clover February 13, 2012

Wellington rockers Supermodel are teaming up with Christchurch wave-makers Sleeping Dogs and kicking off the year with a North Island tour. They’ll be back in Wellington later this week. Both bands are promoting their UK-produced albums which were released in 2011. The Wellington show is the eighth of eight shows, so they’ll be niiiice and […]

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Incoming: Badd Energy

by stephen clover February 7, 2012

Sike-electro weirdos and recent “that’s interesting” Flying Nun Mark II signees Badd Energy are back with a new single/video and tour.

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

by Joanna March 30, 2011

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…

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Here kitty, kitty

by Anna November 18, 2010

So the race is on. The first 500 free tickets to the Tiger Translate event hitting town next Friday 26 November have been snapped up BUT a second release of tickets has been announced. Head to HeyTiger to get tickets to this FREE! event at the Opera House (and Opera House lane) featuring a true […]

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