8 Foot Sativa @ New City Hotel

I’ve been excited for some shows but this show was next level hype. I know 8 Foot Sativa are top tier but holy shit. Lebowski, In Our Sights, Empire and 8 Foot Sativa all in one show is a guaranteed EPIC NIGHT. I walked in, found a decent spot and was near on instantly serenaded … Continue reading “8 Foot Sativa @ New City Hotel”

Starving Millions – V

It’s been a while since a review come my way. Feels like quite some time indeed. Why not start with Starving Millions new EP called V. Wellington based band with a very punk heavy focus, while pushing it that bit further into the “hardcore” genre (always a winner in my books) which is refreshing because … Continue reading “Starving Millions – V”

Disjecta Membra – Achromaticia

Disjecta Membra are arguably New Zealand’s most popular gothic rock group. Originally formed in 1993 the band released its debut album Achromaticia in 1997 so now we’re still talking about it two decades later not long after its 20th Anniversary. Over 24 years the group has gone through some inevitable changes in line-up but in … Continue reading “Disjecta Membra – Achromaticia”

Decades – All Our Truths Tour – Wellington

Originally known as Ashei, Decades consist of Emma Cameron (Guitar/VOX), Liam Muir (Guitar), Daniel Perry (Drums) and Curtis Booth (Bass) rising up from the rubble of Christchurch. In 2013, Decades crowd funded $10,000USD for Ashei’s EP, “Music Is Boring” In 2014, they won $10,000USD on ArtistSignal.com. Their single “Cracked and Torn” was released. They had … Continue reading “Decades – All Our Truths Tour – Wellington”

Decades – The Truth And Other People

Christchurch based band, Decades, has finally released their ear-tingling album “The Truth and Other People” and just like the band members themselves, the album is funky as anything, and I can guarantee you won’t hear anything as unique as this. A four piece band consisting of Emma Cameron (Vox/Guitar), Liam Muir (Guitar), Daniel Perry (Drums) … Continue reading “Decades – The Truth And Other People”

Gimme Fuel, Gimme Fire

The boys were at it again. Except this time, they were louder, prouder and fueled by something more phenomenal than rock itself. That’s right, I am talking about the Fade to Black boys who bring The Metallica Experience, and I can tell you that it’s exactly that, an experience. Whether you’re in the mosh pit … Continue reading “Gimme Fuel, Gimme Fire”

The Death Do Us Part Danger Show

A thrilling evening of death defying stunts, hypnotic body movement, and one man and his balls. The Death Do Us Part Danger Show is selling out across New Zealand. Daring couple Charlie & Rachel Atlas have come all the way from the U.K. bringing Bald With Balls (Sweden), and Australia’s own human heatwave Jacqueline Furey. … Continue reading “The Death Do Us Part Danger Show”

The Burlesque Collective: Our Favourite Things

Choosing a favourite act at My Favourite Things is harder than picking from a full box of chocolates. The Burlesque Collective of Christchurch, joined with other special guests, pulled out the best acts from their repertoire to bring the crowd a smorgasbord for the senses. Primarily showcasing burlesque, the Collective invited musical and circus acts … Continue reading “The Burlesque Collective: Our Favourite Things”

Ikon | Disjecta Membra | Sounds Like Winter

Darkness returned to Auckland this Sunday night as; IKON (Melbourne), Disjecta Membra (Wellington), and Sounds Like Winter (Sydney) graced Whammy Bar with their presence along with special guests Stars and the Underground. The beautifully gloomy bar in the heart of the famous K road filled with baby bats and darklings from all over. With the … Continue reading “Ikon | Disjecta Membra | Sounds Like Winter”

Paint a Picturesque

Darkwave delights ‘Paint a Picturesque’ of Deer Thomas Deer Thomas is the name gifted to a musical adventure by the artist formally known as Rupe Rabble. For you punk lovers out there, you may indeed recognize this name. The Rabble was an Auckland based punk sensation which has earned itself quite an extensive Wikipedia write … Continue reading “Paint a Picturesque”