On the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Sydney Festival, and more.
A few picks from the forthcoming New Zealand Festival for 2016.
Martin Phillipps on The Chills’ long-awaited new album, Silver Bullets.
Mike Fabulous, aka Lord Echo, on collaborating with fellow DJ Julien Dyne on LORD JULIEN, his follow-up to 2013’s Curiosities, and the Sydney Festival.
In praise of the New Zealand International Film Festival, plus the future of live music in Wellington.
Mat Anderson and John Bollen of two-piece Dunedin heavy band TRIUMPHS on making music, channeling Sir Edmund Hillary, and what they listen to on the road.
The Eversons’ Mark Turner on migrating from Auckland to London and what to expect from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, Stuck In New Zealand.
SJD walks us through the creative process behind his latest and greatest album, Saint John Divine.
A look back at the first international retrospective of David Bowie’s multifaceted career; plus, viewing notes from the Art Institute of Chicago.
TV on the Radio, Ruben Guthrie, and Vivid Lights were among Sydney’s cultural highlights in June.
Claire Duncan follows her musical comrades on a tour of New Zealand in this contemplative ode to a brood of genre-bending Auckland musicians, among them Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing, Seth Frightening, and Shab Orkestra.
Don McGlashan remains at the height of his powers with Lucky Stars, his latest album and release tour.
At the Sydney Film Festival 2015: Sebastian Silva’s Nasty Baby; plus, Vivid LIVE curator Ben Marshall on bringing Sufjan Stevens and others to the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Highlights and images from Taranaki’s 11th annual WOMAD festival.
A short primer on George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Jurassic 5, and Charles Bradley.
Highlights and images from the annual Gisborne music festival.
Ahead of WOMAD 2015, trumpeter and guitarist Mike ‘McDuck’ Olson on recording, going viral, Motown, and the end of a year-long tour.
Shihad’s Jon Toogood is still New Zealand’s best frontman.
Alan Gilbert, Simon Rattle, and Rokia Traoré were among New York City’s cultural highlights in autumn 2014.
The trailblazing founder of A Low Hum and Puppies on music as a commodity, the death of live music, mainstream media, and the problem with APRA.