UPDATE – Kendrick Lamar (2nd Auckland Show Announced!)

US hip hop icon Kendrick Lamar has announced he’ll be returning to New Zealand for shows at Auckland’s Spark Arena and Dunedin’s Forsyth Bar Stadium in July, the artist’s first local appearances since performing at Auckland City Limits 2016. Lamar made international headlines last week for being presented the 2018 Pulitzer Prize For Music for his landmark...

Pacific Music Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

  The finalists have been announced for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, and Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee is leading with four nominations. New Zealand-born, Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee leads the 25 finalists who are set to be honoured at the Pacific Music Awards ceremony on...

Event: Red Bull Music Presents: Nosaj Thing (USA) (28 April)

Nosaj Thing will be supported by a hand-picked local roster;  Totems, Surly, and Late June in Auckland. Hosted by MADCAP Where: NECK OF THE WOODS When: Saturday 28th April Cost: $5 with RSVP / $10 without RSVP RSVP here In 2009, Californian producer and DJ Nosaj Thing was one of the most...

Event: Unchained XL EP Release Auckland Show (7 April)

The Auckland stop of the ‘Foreign Legacy’ EP Release NZ Tour, Unchained XL is accompanied by local artists New Telepathics and The Boombox Eulogy. Saturday April 7th, Galatos Main Room Door Sales: $20, Pre-sales $15 from Under The Radar Doors: 8pm, First band: 9pm ~~~~~~~~~~~ Unchained XL is...

Event: Jam On Toast @ Grey Lynn Community Centre (8 April)

Sunday 8th April 9.30am – 12pm Grey Lynn Community Centre 510 Richmond Road FREE Grey Lynn community centre invites you to the Family Fun Jam on Toast. For a day of live art, performances, food, games for the kids, markets and Base DJ’s spinning the decks. Toi Ora’s Artist...

Event: A Tribe Called Red, Tiki Taane, Ria Hall (24th March)

As part of the Auckland Arts Festival Canadian DJ collective, A Tribe Called Red will be playing down at the Festival Playground alongside Tiki Taane and Ria Hall. A Tribe Called Red is making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound. Producing a...

Event: Villette & Raiza Biza at Yot Club Raglan (23 March)

Base FM in association with Madcap present Villette & Raiza Biza at The Yot Club Support from Ian Beatmaster Wright Friday 23 March Earlybird tickets available now from $10 +b.f from www.eventbrite.co.nz VILLETTE https://twitter.com/villettedasha https://www.facebook.com/iamvillette https://www.instagram.com/villettedasha Villette is a one-woman band. Not only does she sing, she’s also a...

Event: Base FM presents Homebase (22 March)

  An all-star female lineup: Live: Silva MC DJs: Janiac & Laura Lush Silva MC has been making waves for a minute both here in New Zealand and overseas.  Silva has solidified herself as the Queen of New Zealand’s roots and dancehall scene and shows excellence in her...

Event: VILLETTE at Leigh Sawmill (17 March)

Base FM in association with Madcap present Villette at Leigh Sawmill Support from Rizván, Dylan C & friends Saturday 17 March Earlybird tickets available now from $10 +b.f from www.eventbrite.co.nz VILLETTE https://twitter.com/villettedasha https://www.facebook.com/iamvillette https://www.instagram.com/villettedasha Villette is a one-woman band. Not only does she sing, she’s also a producer,...

Event: HOUSE SHOES (Ponsonby Social Club / Ante Social)

Thursday 8 March: DJ Set at Ponsonby Social Club (9pm-3am)         Friday 9th March: Street Corner Music Q+A at Ante Social (6pm-8pm) Free Entry Detroit hip-hop producer and DJ House Shoes returns to Aotearoa for two Shows. Firstly for a DJ set at Ponsonby Social club on Thursday 8th March and...

Event: 10 Years Of Sustainable Coastlines (25th March)

Corona Sunsets Presents: 10 Years of Sustainable Coastlines with The Black Seeds & L.A.B. Sunday March 25 – Mantells on the Water, Auckland Limited tickets available 9am Friday February 23 from Eventfinda For more info – www.corona.co.nz/sunsets Tickets are from www.eventfinda.co.nz sustainablecoastlines.org Since its creation 10 years ago, Sustainable Coastlines has had a simple mission: to...

Auckland Arts Festival 2018

Spanning theatre, dance, music, comedy and visual arts, get ready for a non-stop showcase of New Zealand and international acts at Auckland Arts Festival 2018. With a festival programme ranging from the most gloriously classical to the very edge of contemporary, plus the many free, family-friendly and community-orientated...

Hikuwai Sounds Festival 2018

HIKUWAI SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2018 FEATURING P-MONEY, SWIDT, L.A.B., & MORE Friday 2 March 2018 Hikuwai Plaza, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St E, Auckland AUT’s Student Association (AUTSA) is stoked to present Hikuwai Sounds, Auckland’s newest addition to its summer festival calendar. This one-night event will feature a...

BOSTON RODRIGUEZ ‘Quiero Cantar (feat. JAH RED LION)’

Shot 5 years ago at the old Base FM headquarter this week’s local eyes video is Boston Rodriguez “Quiero Cantar” ft Jah Red Lion. Constituting 4000+ photographs put together by videographer Lydia Dolbel this stylish video features both singer and lyricist Jah Red Lion and producer Boston Rodriguez on night maneuvers at the infamous old Base...

Carmen Jones – K’Road Eatery & Bar

There’s something going on in K’ Road… It’s always been a place for the edgy, the fringe, the creative – long may that continue – and there’s a sense that another era is being ushered in. All kinds of interesting eateries have popped up in the last year...

SPLORE 2018: Listen / Preview / Schedule

SPLORE : 23rd – 25th February Tapapakanga Regional Park splore.net   LISTEN: Dylan C has produced a 1 hour mix of music and conversation which describes the Splore Experience. Ask 100 different people their memories and experiences of Splore, and you’ll get a 100 different responses. Here, we’ve attempted...

Womad NZ 2018

WOMAD New Zealand, 2018 Friday 16 – 18 March Brooklands Park, New Plymouth Grab your WOMAD tickets HERE WOMAD 2018 sees the festival celebrate its 14th anniversary in the stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth. Over the years, WOMAD NZ, has rightfully gained a reputation...

Shipwrecked Open Air Music & Arts Festival

Shipwrecked Festival is a boutique music and arts festival brought to you with love by The Greatest Show on Earth. Nestled between three lakes in an idyllic landscape not far from the hum of Auckland, the Shipwrecked Festival site at Te Arai has been lovingly curated over the...