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David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights go Instrumental on New Song

The atmosphere of David Kilgour’s latest, ‘Bobbie’s A Girl’ (out September 20), feels a bit mysterious.

Pitch Black announce Arts Festival and Club Shows, share video for ‘Artificial Intolerance’

With the release of their sixth studio album ‘Third Light’ just over a month away, the godfathers of New Zealand electronica Pitch Black announce four New Zealand performances in October, before they head off on a European tour.

Great Gable Return To New Zealand For Three Shows

Having emerged as one of Western Australia’s premier indie-rock bands over the last few years, Perth’s Great Gable have spent 2019 throwing down impressive live shows right throughout Australia.

JessB announces three-date New Views Tour

One day out from the release of her anticipated second EP ‘New Views’, Auckland rapper JessB announces a series of live shows in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland next month.

Twas The Night Before The Others Way

Others Way month is here! To kick off a jam-packed musical weekend, The Others Way is proud to see the return of The Night Before The Others Way.

First round lineup announced for Northern Bass 19/20

New Zealand’s hottest three-day music extravaganza, Northern Bass Festival, has finally dropped its first lineup of top international hitmakers bound for Mangawhai’s Worsfold Farm this December.

“Northern Bass is an amazing New Year experience for music fans, combining an incredible location with the best music lineup possible.” – Gareth Popham, Festival Director

Heading up the stellar bill are electro-grime lords Foreign Beggars, who are set to play Northern Bass one last time. Meanwhile, US rapper Freddie Gibbs will make his festival debut, following the release of his latest album ‘Bandana’. Also joining the stage are local legends Fat Freddy’s Drop and breakout Kiwi bass producer, Quix. Drum & bass fans will also witness four international hard hitters—Austrian superstars Camo & Krooked, Dutch electronic trio Noisia, English record producer Friction, and UK production icon Shy FX (teaming up with Stamina MC)—shaking the stage from the ground up.

Sharing the NZ stage for the very first time is Manchester-born urban/trap queen, IAMDDB. Playing alongside the already awesome lineup are grime rapper D Double E, hip-hop artist Chali 2na, breakbeat producer Krafty Kuts and reggae heroes Eva Lazarus and Mungos HiFi. Electronic acts also included on the list are in-demand D&B producers Benny L and Break, as well as acclaimed D&B stalwarts Lenzman and Ulterior Motive. Other acclaimed MCs also set to grace Mangawhai’s stage are DJ Pinch, DJ Coki, DC Breaks and TOKiMONSTA.

Festival favourites like Ladi6, Noah Slee, JessB and Melodownz will also be taking the stage to make the crowd even wilder, with three up-and-comers Silver Scroll, Chaii and Vayne in tow. Rounding out the first lineup drop are some of the awesome contingent of local acts like: Montell2099, Opiuo, State of Mind, Dan Aux, Dylan C, Ben Soundscape and Collette Warren, Emma G & Tali, Chiccoreli, J’Dubs, Rhyas, Flowidus and Haan808.

With another set of star-studded bill yet to be announced, punters are already looking forward to join Northern Bass’ fist-pumping festival experience. Tickets will surely fly out the door so act quickly and secure yours now!

Rapper Bas announces Auckland and Wellington shows

New York-based rapper Bas is heading to New Zealand for two shows this October.

Cowboy Junkies Announce NZ Tour Dates

Canadian alt-country pioneers Cowboy Junkies will return to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 20 years in May 2020.

Skyscraper Stan announces spectacular local supports ahead of his Aotearoa tour

Melbourne-based Kiwi and beloved songwriter Stan Woodhouse is set to tour his sophomore album ‘Golden Boy Vol. I and II’, throughout Aotearoa with his band, The Commission Flats.

Marysville Jazz & Blues Weekend Drops Full 2019 Lineup

Wrap your ears around lively jazz and blues tunes at this year’s Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend. Returning to the lush surrounds of Yarra Valley from 18 to 20 October, this year’s run will feature an amazing troupe of musicians who will set the mood for a perfect weekend indulgence.

The full lineup includes:

Vika and Linda
Senegambian Jazz Band
Karen Lee Andrews
One Night Only – The Blues Bros. Revue
Horns Of Leroy
Frank Sultana
Blues Roulette
Mike Elrington
Rhythm X Revival
Matty T Wall
Big Band Frequency
Paige Duggan & Wayne Parker
Sugarfoot Ramblers
Julian James
Lillian Albazi Quintet
Charlie Bedford
JD Delves
Eva To Diva
Tank Dilemma
Dan Dinnen and Shorty
Anna Scionti
Dean Haitani
Jazz Daiquiri
Grim Fawkner
High Society Jazz Orchestra
Bo Jenkins
Jon and Bel
Flying Home
Matt Katsis
JD Wilson
Dafka
Jarrod Shaw

Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend will also be offering kids’ tickets this year due to increased demand. Children 9–17 year-olds can get in for under half price, while those 8 and under get free entry. All tickets are available through the festival website.

Being a community-run event, the Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend is reliant on funding from many supporters in the local area, and the festival is pleased to acknowledge Murrindindi Shire Council who announced that they are providing a grant to ensure the ongoing success of the event. The organisers would also like to make special mention of the help received from Marysville and Community Triangle Foundation who are funding the community stage and artists this year.

Grab your tickets and let the vibrant jazz and blues music ginger you up this October!