Jim Beam Homegrown 20th March 2021 The Waterfront, Wellington, New Zealand

A year late, but hey, we’re here aren’t we? Wellington’s Homegrown festival is the biggest locals-only gig in town. Any town. And with 50 acts across six stages, it’s probably one of the biggest festivals in the world right now! There were old familiar faces and new acts, including Chaii, Navvy, Paige, Troy Kingi & the Clutch, Homebrew and Goodshirt.

Aaron Tokona / The Music Is Talking ‘Wha Cup’ Fundraiser

Here’s a great way to celebrate a beloved musician during Aotearoa Music Month. “Wha Cup!”, the trademark catchphrase of beloved musician, Aaron Tokona, has now been turned into a tagline, along with an ‘iconic’ photo of him for a t-shirt campaign raising awareness of mental health and support for the


Auckland-based electro-synth duo Yery Cho and Carl Ruwhiu (aka Imugi ​이무기) made a big splash when they hit Laneway in 2019, off the back their debut EP ‘Vacasian’ (2017) and their gorgeous haze-filled video ‘Greensmoke’.  And now, after two year’s quiet, they are back with a new street-smart, funky release

Review – Norah Jones – Pick Me Up Off The Floor

Norah Jones is a frustrating artist to pin down. Industry types always want to bag her as a jazz artist, but she’s turned her hand a pretty much everything – Country, Americana, Blues.  There’s her tongue-in-cheek indie-rock band El Madmo and her honey-sweet doo-wop Garage outfit Puss ‘N’ Boots.  A

Album review: The Beths – Jump rope gazers

During the six-month recording of this album, Elizabeth Stokes (vocals, guitars), Jonathan Pearce (lead guitar, producer), Benjamin Sinclair (bass) and Tristan Deck (drums) started to think about all the friends that had left their hometown, Auckland, to pursue their passions overseas.  Remaining in touch with mates who’d scattered to the four winds became harder and harder.  The band knows

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