The Variety Gala 2017

The Variety Gala 2017 produced by the highly acclaimed Bonita Danger Doll was a show to die for. Certainly something I would mark as one of the top shows for Christchurch this year, so if there’s more, then a VIP table is no longer a luxury, it’s a must have. As I entered, I was greeted … Continue reading “The Variety Gala 2017”

Needless Cane – Sick World

Halloween being probably one of the biggest celebrations in the goth world, Altearoa would like to give you all a treat and introduce you all to the latest album from Needless Cane, Sick World. Why would we do this for you, you ask? Well, call me a misanthropic nihilist but we do live in a … Continue reading “Needless Cane – Sick World”

Miss Alternative Fox 2017

Miss Alternative Fox reaches its fourth year of running and things are not what they once were. From a grand beginning with Miss Alt Fox 2013 each year seems to have seen a decline; 2013 featuring roughly double the amount of entrants from this year. Though the event seems to have gotten smaller, the crowds … Continue reading “Miss Alternative Fox 2017”

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”