Miley Cyrus Coming To Auckland

Miley Cyrus PosterDainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year.

This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia.

Wednesday 8th October – Vector Arena, Auckland

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New Music From Leonard Cohen!

Leonard Cohen Popular ProblemsSony Music announced today the release date for Leonard Cohen’s latest album.: Popular Problems is Cohen’s 13th studio album and will be released on September 26th, five days after his 80th birthday.  Popular Problems is available for pre-order everywhere today. Those who pre-order Popular Problems digitally (http://smarturl.it/PopularProblems) will receive an instant download of his new song, “Almost Like The Blues.”

You can listen to Almost Like The Blues here: 

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Lorde Announces NZ Tour

LordeLORDE – New Zealand’s #1 award winning artist is finally coming home! In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland.

Frontier members pre-sale commences 2.00pm NZST on Thursday 28th August until 2pm NZST Friday 29th August 2014.

General public tickets on sale at 9.00am NZST Monday 1st September 2014.

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Sinead O’Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (Album Review)

Soc-imnotbossimthebossTwenty-seven years after her first album and Sinead O’Connor has finally made a record I like. There’s always been something about Sinead that has rubbed me the wrong way, but whatever it was, it doesn’t seem to be a factor on this album.

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Agent To Tour NZ

Agent - NZ Tour 2014 WEB v3London based New Zealand progressive rockers Agent are returning home to New Zealand for the first time in six years to perform for Kiwi fans during a special four-date tour in November.Playing their latest album ‘Kingdom Of Fear’ to Kiwi fans, the tour kicks off at Bodega in Wellington on the 20th of November, before moving up and down country finishing with a headlining slot at the official after party of the NZ Tattoo and Art festival in New Plymouth.

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Straight To Video – Episode Twenty-Six (DVD Reviews)

gods pocketHere’s the latest from the murky world of straight to video releases courtesy of The 13th Floor’s Steve Austin:

After a few weeks on hold during the New Zealand International Film Festival, Steve Austin’s regular Straight To Video column is back! This week he catches up on a few titles that have slipped through during the last few of weeks while he was distracted by big screen movies from around the world including God’s Pocket, The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete, The Motel Life and Tokarev.

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Hanson – Powerstation (Concert Review)

P1650258I wasn’t sure what to expect to find at the Powerstation this Sunday night. After all, it’s been 17 years since Hanson hit the charts with MMM Bop. Was this going to end up as an embarrassing evening of nostalgia based around one hit song back in the nineties? Would anyone even show up?

Click here to read the entire review along with the full set list and a photo gallery by David Watson.

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The Jayhawks – Sound Of Lies (Reissue Review)

The_Jayhawks_-_Sound_of_LiesIn 1995 The Jayhawks faced an uncertain future. The highly acclaimed Americana band had just lost their main songwriter and singer, Mark Olson. It was up to fellow singer-songwriter Gary Louris to pick up the slack and carry on…but Louris had troubles of his own.

Click here to read the entire review and listen to a track from the reissue.

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Devilskin – Powerstation (Concert Review)

DSC_2474After four years of laying down the groundwork, Hamilton-based metal band Devilskin are reaping the rewards of their hard work with a debut album, We Rise, that spent three weeks at number one and a nationwide tour that is all but sold out, including this date at Auckland’s Powerstation.

Click here to read the entire review and set list and view a gallery of photos by Michael Jeong.

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Joe Henry – Invisible Hour (Album Review)

Joe-Henry-Invisible-HourDespite a recording career that stretches back to the 1980s, Joe Henry is primarily known for his work as a producer, working with the likes of Solomon Burke, Loudon Wainwright III and Bonnie Raitt. Oh, and he is also Madonna’s brother-in-law, having married her sister Melanie back in 1987.

Click here to read the entire review and listen to a track from the new album.

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