Thursday, February 29, 2024

Jason Webley – Tuning Fork – 7 March 2015

Armed with an acoustic guitar and an accordion, American musician Jason Webley entertained the folks at Auckland’s Tuning Fork with tales of tragic lives,...

The Pop Group – The Kings Arms

Post-punk pioneers The Pop Group finally made their way to New Zealand almost 40 years after forming in Bristol. The band proved that their...

Neneh Cherry and Rocketnumbernine – SpiegelTent, Auckland Arts Festival – 4 March 2015

Here I am queueing outside the venue, so polite for a rock n roll gig. Shout out to the guy behind me who knew...

Check Out These Judas Priest Concert Photos – 4 March 2015

13th Floor photographer David Watson was on the scene at Tuesday's Westfest show and collected some excellent images with his trusty camera. Click on any...

More Westfest – Mt Smart Stadium – 4 March 2015

Tuesday afternoon is an odd time for a rock festival. Judas Priest’s closing number — I only caught the end of it; I had...

Judas Priest, Faith No More & Soundgarden – Westfest 2015 – Mt Smart Stadium...

It seemed a little surreal…watching the leather-clad Judas Priest in the late afternoon sun as they banged out metal classics like Breaking The Law...

Conor Oberst & The Felice Brothers – The Powerstation

This was one show you didn’t want to be late for. Openers The Felice Brothers alone were worth the trip to the Powerstation and...

J Mascis – The Studio

You could have been forgiven, were you not a fan of J Mascis, had you not noticed that he had taken the stage at...

Shakey Graves – Tuning Fork

Preconceptions can throw you off. I expected the audience at Shakey Graves’ Tuning Fork show to be older and more laid back. Instead the...

Peter Hook And The Light – The Studio, 27 February 2015

Before the Happy Mondays and the Stone Roses, long before Oasis, Peter Hook was a mainstay of the Manchester music scene, playing bass first...