Category: Music Review

Jonathan Crayford Wins Tui for best Jazz Album

Jonathan Crayford was awarded the Tui for Best Jazz Album, at a cocktail party attended by Wellington’s jazz community and sponsors of the Wellington Jazz Festival. Callum Allardice announces the award at the Wellington Jazz Festival Photo: Stephen A’Court. The event included Anthony Healey, Head of APRA and Damian Vaughan

Thomas Oliver – San Fran May 13, 2017

Originally published at 13thfloor.co.nz On the eve of Mother’s Day, Wellington musician Thomas Oliver gave us all an early present (including the mums) by stopping in at his hometown on his national tour. The fuss was the release of his first proper album, Floating in The Darkness.

Album Review: Wire – Silver/Lead

As UK’s original post punk pioneers are about to enter their fifth decade they are still writing with a natural worn in a style that still has the flair of their first albums, if not quite the immediacy.  Despite many years of innovations and countless influence Wire’s best songs are

Album Review: The Sadies – Northern Passages

First published: http://www.13thfloor.co.nz Introducing The Sadies, a group you may have never heard of – at least in this part of the world. But for well over two decades, this Canadian foursome have been firing off a cannon indie rock, tinged with psychedelia and the occasional nod to Americana. On

Neil Watson – Studies In Tubular (NW)

First published at http://www.13thfloor.co.nz Neil Watson works as an Artist Teacher at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music’s Albany Campus in 2013.  But after hours he likes to let off steam making serious New Orleans Boogaloo, 70’s Funk, Surf Rock and guitar-based jazz.  Which is pretty much his template

Last Call For Wellington’s Bodega

Published on http://www.13thfloor.co.nz Last Call For Wellington’s Bodega On a quiet Friday afternoon music fanatic and long-time Bodega patron Tim Gruar popped up the road to have a beer with owner Murray (‘Mo’) Hepple (co-owner with Catherine Popert) to talk about his long career in the music industry, buying this

Troy Kingi & The Electric Haka Boogie – Guitar Party At Uncle’s Bach (Lyttelton)

Published on http://www.13thfloor.co.nz   Troy Kingi & The Electric Haka Boogie – Guitar Party At Uncle’s Bach (Lyttelton) Musician-actor Troy Kingi, is probably best known for playing the role of TK the selfish dad in Taika Waititi’s blockbuster Hunt for the Wilderpeople, although he’s also done a stint in the

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