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Newsletter Issue #501: 03 Dec 2017

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Welcome to the last newsletter of 2017, everyone!

Well, we did it. The end of the year is upon is and we've made it through, still intact.

Just echoing Lisa's well put words below, 2017 has been a pretty big year for Muzic.net nz, and the numbers speak for themselves on just how well we have all done.

Personally, I would like to thank Lisa, for putting up me as Newsletter Editor these last few years, it has its moments for us both, but I like to think we make a pretty cool team together, and it goes without saying communication is key. Working alongside someone who also shares the passion for music (like we all do) is paramount, and the constant reminder of why we all do what we do here at Muzic.net.nz.

As a reviewer, it's always a pleasure to review so much great music, and I've always felt pretty proud to be part of a like-minded ''family'' of sorts since 2011. I'd like to thank each and every one of you, from one contributor to another. I hope we all never forget what an important part we all play for New Zealand music.

For our last newsletter of the year we have some solid features from DateMonthYear and from the Recording Studio Taupiri Sound. We check out a new Soul/Dub/Blues project, Owlet Nightjar, from Newtown Rocksteady Guitarist Tim Key. We also find out about upcoming talented Hip-Hop artist, Dilz, and have a chat with Acoustic Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Vic Manuel.

Another fantastic newsletter to round off the year.

I look forward to another brand new year together, and I wish all of you a very happy and safe Christmas, and an even better New Year.

See you all in 2018

Kerry M.


The time has come to say goodbye to 2017; the most incredible, busiest and biggest year for muzic.net.nz so far, where we celebrated many great milestones and connected with even more amazing musicians than ever before.

We now have over 4000 bands and musicians listed on our artist pages (172 new pages created during 2017), over 3000 NZ Music Charts in our chart archives, over 2000 likes on our Facebook page and the muzic.net.nz team of volunteers is the largest it has ever been, with 51 members (including myself).

It then comes as no surprise, that we have added more reviews, interviews and photo galleries to muzic.net.nz during 2017 than we have in any other year; 265 reviews, 46 interviews (including newsletter interviews) and 483 photo galleries!

Along with that we have featured 45 bands and musicians in our newsletters, and featured 28 tours in our front page tour features.

Words cannot truly express how much I appreciate everything these individuals do for muzic.net.nz - through all their efforts, they have helped us to support and promote NZ bands and musicians as much as possible. The simple fact is, if these wonderful people didn't volunteer their time and energy towards muzic.net.nz, it wouldn't exist - at least not in the capacity that it currently does. These people are the best and I'll always be super grateful for all that they have done:


Steve Bone (Photo Co-ordinator), Alex Moulton (Review Co-ordinator), Kerry Monaghan (Newsletter Editor) 


International Correspondents:

Gray Vickers (These Four Walls), Lora Thompson (Cheshire Grimm), Blake Jones, James Donaldson (Agent), Dani Bolton and Ryan Kershaw


Reviewers and Interviewers:

Alex Moulton, Kerry Monaghan, Matt McGrath (Headroller), Paul Goddard (Garden Party Riot), Sarah Sampson, Nick Wilkinson (Poison Skies), James Castady-Kristament (JCK), Andrew Smit (Frankencopter), Momoko Burgess, Matt Henry Mendonca, Kerry Kingi (DJ Freecell), Carl Hayman (Poison Skies), Jessie James Hanright (Rebel Sound Radio), Trevor Faville (DateMonthYear), Corinne Rutherford, Jason McIver, Lou Mitchell, River Tucker, Ria Loveder, Terry McIntosh, Reef Reid, Charlie Phillips (Merrin), Karl Wootton (Merrin), Peter-James Dries (Amos/Anon), Rory McDonald (Lucifer Gunne) and Tony McDonald (PlasticGroove). 


Inside The Music Video Interview Series:


It almost goes without saying that the one person who deserves thanks more than anyone else here, is my husband, Adam Jones - not just for the support he provides me, but also because he is our behind-the-scenes IT man who has spent most of 2017 creating a brand new MNZ website, which we hope to unveil early next year :)

I'd also like to thank all my friends and family who have shown their support during the years.

Muzic.net.nz has also received a lot of support from various people during 2017, and the muzic.net.nz team would like to thank the following people (in no particular order):

Mahoney Harris, Cushla Aston, Nancy Blackler, Josie Campbell, Craig Bennett, Matt Bell, Carwyn Henigan, Brian Byas, Paul Martin, Nic Martin, Kingsley Smith, Laurie Stanbridge, Cormac Ferris, James Cartwright, Matt Smith, Michael Murphy, Iraia Whakamoe, Waka Nathan Harris, Andre Manella, Huia Hamon, Julie Lamb, Kelly Wright, Belinda Bradley, Silke Hartung, David Bain, Jason Longhurst, Chazz Valentine, Teresa Patterson, Liselle Finlay, Paul Marshall, Olivia Young, Maria Robinson, Heidi Ettema, Dan Clist, Mikee Tucker, Lorraine Barry, Lauren Clough, Lucy Macrae, Lisa Paris, Anna Loveys, Nicole Thomas, Janine Russell, Danny McCrum, Lessa Tilley, Bailey Roiall, Murray Shaw, Kylie Leggoe, Simon Ware, Dale Wallath, Samuel Gordon, Mouxsie Moux, Shirley Howe, Alexandra Keighley, Alexander Hallag, Matt Brooks, Brendon Morrow, Chris Wilson, Harry Lilley, Mikhal Norriss, Joel Thompson, Joanna Vestergaard, Xan Hamilton, Jackie Sanders, Bridget de Launay and Samantha Lee.

We also want to thank all the bands, musicians and everyone else that we have worked with during the year - you know who you are.

And we have an extra special thanks for the following incredible people:

Armed in Advance/Arrays especially JP Carroll, Coridian especially Kris Raven & Dity Maharaj, Mishap especially Isaac Lundy, Francis Wheeler, Andrew Treeby, Dillon Lamb (Dilz), Ralph Engle, Decades especially Emma Cameron, Devilskin especially Paul Martin, Sam Holdom & Alex Ferrier (Skinny Hobos), Ian Moir, Jason Peters, Shae Sterling, Lance Kingi, Steve Francis, Paul Brommer, Apollo SteamTrain especially Brendan McCarthy & Ian Clark, Dead Favours especially Kyle Wetton & Charlie Smith, Jamie Denton, Paul Matthews, Heather Wood (Merrin), Curlys Jewels especially Aaron Ludlow & Janelle Pollock, Emma G & Chris Yong, Jennifer George, Keir Scott, Checaine especially Fraser Coombes & Chris Prenter and James Southgate.

We'd also like to thank the inaugural Kings Arms in Auckland, for all their years of legendary service and support for local bands and musicians. It truly is the end of an era for this iconic venue, but we will never forget how incredible Maureen, Lisa and the rest of their team have been. The KA is definitely one of the most important parts of NZ music venue history, and it will be missed.

and we'd like to wish you all a musical Christmas and New Years!


It has been a busy year for the ‘Year! After playing some high profile gigs at two major Hamilton musical festivals, the future City Festival and The Hamilton CJ, AND an acoustic set at the TedX Ruakura event, and the doing a live session for the Volume Collective, we are proud to end the year with a new single release on all major digital platforms!

The song is called March, and has been a live favourite for quite some time now. The video was filmed by the mighty “Bad George” film-making making team, stalwarts of many 48 hour film competitions, and set on Waikato’s magnificent West Coast, a place steeped in history and mystery.

Stay tuned - upcoming plans include a collaboration song and video with Hamilton electronic artist Glass Shards, and a new single and video next year of another live favourite called Exodus.

DateMonthYear are Trevor Faville (drums, guitar, bass, vocals), Brooke Baker (keyboards, guitar, vocals),
Emma Koretz (vocals), Tyler Leet (guitar) and Hayley Schwass (bass).


Website Links

2017 Press Releases:

Photo Galleries:



Owlet Nightjar is a new soul/dub/blues project from Newtown Rocksteady guitarist Tim Key. They recently released their debut album The Regenerative Principle, which was described as being "a wonderful fusion of genres, appealing to a range of music lovers and enthusiasts." (Ria Loveder, Muzic.net.nz).

The album has been available on Bandcamp since the 3rd of November and has just gone live on all the other online platforms (iTunes, Spotify, etc.) as of the 1st of December.

It is a deeply thoughtful, meditative concept-album based on the following quote and the principle, or tattva, embodied by the Hindu god Shiva that it summarises:

Only when the flower dies do we get the fruit.
Only when the fruit is destroyed do its seeds come out.
Only when the seed breaks open can the new plant emerge to give us more flowers and fruits once again.

- 'Understanding Shiva' by D.K. Hari and D.K. Hema Hari

Buy it now from owletnightjar.bandcamp.comand get 25% off CD orders and Digital Album downloads using the code "FB25OFF" (without the quotes). Offer expires 10 December 2017.
Tim answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

How did you become involved in music?

I grew up with music. My Dad Ted plays a mean piano, keyboard and sax. He actually plays the keys on the Owlet Nightjar album! So I guess it was more-or-less in the blood.

If you could perform with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Neil Young! One of my all-time favourites, and he's still rocking! Saw him play with Crazy Horse in Wellington a few years back and was absolutely blown away. He's definitely still got it!

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

I'm really proud of this whole album. But if I had to choose one I'd say Stand Your Ground. It was recently voted number 1 on RDU's top 10 so I'm especially proud of that!

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard it before?

"What trees would sound like if they could jam!"

What can we expect to see from you in the next year?

Gigs! Music videos! An album release tour! Remixes! New tunes! Maybe even a new album!

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

Olmecha Supreme. Because they're so great. And it's been way too long.

What local albums have you been enjoying recently?

The Nudge - Dark Arts. And the new Newtown Rocksteady album, East of the Tasman, that's coming out soon.

What is your favourite NZ venue, and why?

The Mussel Inn in Onekaka, Golden Bay. Paradisiacal location, delicious beverages, lovely locals, and the most hospitable hosts. Now that I think about it the Dharma Shed in Wairau Valley is a very close second!

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

The album I've just released was partly inspired by a good friend's passing. That and becoming a father. And then by a book I read about the Hindu god Shiva that somehow tied it all together and wrapped it up in trees! (It helped that I was living in the forest at the time.)

Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?

Keep aspiring.

Owlet Nightjar are Tim Key (guitar, vocals), Thomas Friggens (drums), Blain Fitzpatrick (bass)
and Ted Key (keyboards).


Website Links


Vic Manuel is a singer songwriter whose first instrument was Flugelhorn in a cadet band. At age 13 he found an old guitar and taught himself how to play. He had to become a musician, joined a band at 15 and has been writing songs, singing and performing ever since. Vic answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

How did you become involved in music?

I played flugelhorn in my high school band and then I found a guitar, that was it.

If you could perform with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Steve Earle as he is such a passionate songwriter and very prolific .

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

Love Is A Terrible Thing because I never run out of things to say about love and it's a great song to do live.

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard it before?

Alternative, acoustic folk.

What can we expect to see from you in the next year?

I'm presently writing songs for a new album in the new year.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

Aldous Harding, great songwriter and arranger, and Marlon Williams, I really like his voice.

What local albums have you been enjoying recently?

I love Honk, an Auckland band from way back, they have an album called Arse and some very crazy songs.

What is your favourite NZ venue, and why?

So far Moon 1 and The Southern Cross Hotel in Wellington.

Have you got any tips for dealing with nerves before a gig?

Mindful breathing and a glass of red wine, or two.

How do you balance your music with other obligations; family, job etc?

I only work one day a week plus gigs, my partner is my manager as well.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

Life in general, politics and I hate the way indigenous people are treated.

Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?

If you are serious about music, be prepared for a hard slog and never give up.

Website Links

Vic will be touring the lower North Island during March 2018.



Taupiri Sound is a recording studio based just off the main highway near Taupiri mountain in the North Waikato. The studio sits in a large country house atop a hill with a lovely view of the Taupiri ranges.. One of the main aims of Taupiri Sound is to provide an affordable and comfortable place to focus on nothing but getting quality recordings done. Being a short 15-20 minute drive from Hamilton, or 90 minutes from Auckland CBD it is possible for artists or producers to make day trips to the studio. But we also offer an accommodation package with good food for those who wish to stay overnight or longer periods. Bands recording albums over a weekend have become a popular option.

The studio itself comprises of a control room, medium sized live room, a vocal booth and 2 amp rooms. The gear list comprises of the ever popular Neve 1073, API 312 and Buzz audio Pres, LA-2A and 1176 style outboard compressors, Eventide H3000 rack effects, mics by Neumann, AKG, Shure (etc) and a lovely valve mixing console.The console is connected to a Protools HD (10) system, which is capable of live tracking 32 tracks, or mixing of 32 tracks out on the console and outboard.

So far we have recorded and mixed country, pop, reggae, hip hop, rap and drum n bass. The studio is run by producer and mix engineer Lance Kingi who has worked with House of Shem, Dilz, Ni-n-Jah, Rootz Konekt, Razé, J Williams, Freecell, Hannah Cosgrove and more. Last but not least, besides having a comfortable working space and some great gear, we also have a handy bar with a few good craft beers and ciders on tap!

Check out Taupiri Sound:

Official Website
Facebook Page

Email: [email protected]


In preparation for his upcoming album release #Metamorphosis, New Zealand Rapper Dilz sat down with muzic.net.nz’s Alex Moulton in the studio at Taupiri Sound to discuss everything behind the scenes on how the recording process has been going, from how he got started in music, to what he does at home. Dilz also performed one of the singles from the new record Fly Away for us. For a full look “Inside the Muzic”, watch the full interview and performance over on YouTube

Interviewer: Alex Moulton
Filmed By: Chris Morgan & Steve Bone.
Performance Vocals mixed by Lance King of Taupiri Sound


Lorde wins six Tuis at the 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

Lorde continues her reign on top of New Zealand music by claiming six Tuis at tonight’s 52nd Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards at Spark Arena in Auckland.

The 21-year-old, who performed her hit Green Light during the show, claimed the Godfrey Hirst Album of the Year for her second album Melodrama, Vodafone Single of the Year for Green Light, Three Best Solo Artist, and The Edge Best Pop Artist. Her global success was also recognised with the International Achievement Award – a record extending fourth time she has won this award.

Lorde also won the coveted Vodafone People’s Choice Award, with the New Zealand public voting for her as their favourite artist from the past year.

After bursting onto the New Zealand hip hop scene with SmokeyGotBeatz presents: SWIDT vs EverybodySWIDT were finalists at the Awards last year.

This year, the Onehunga-based hip hop crew have been making bigger waves with the release of its debut album Stoneyhunga. Packed with humour, throwbacks and a personalised tour into what it was like growing up in Onehunga, SWIDT’s personality is what has seen them take home two Tuis tonight for Best Group and Best Hip Hop Artist.

New Zealand’s rising star Aldous Harding claimed Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Alternative Artist, following the release of her 2017 album Party and subsequent local and international touring.

She is currently performing in the United Kingdom before heading home for four shows at the end of November in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

All eyes were on Sharon O’Neill tonight as she received the Legacy Award and was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. The celebration was emphasised by a stunning rendition of her hit song Maxine by eight-time Tui winners Stellar*.

Alongside Lorde, songwriter and lead vocalist of Te VakaOpetaia Foa’i, was recognised with an International Achievement Award for his work on the soundtrack for Disney’s smash hit film Moana.

His music on the soundtrack was led by the single We Know The Way and he contributed significantly to all the music within the film. Earlier this year, Opetaia was also presented with the Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Pacific Music Awards.

Devilskin has been recognised as New Zealand’s Best Rock Artist for 2017. The band’s high energy performance of Pray rocked Spark Arena at tonight’s ceremony.

The band’s 2016 album Be Like The River reached #1 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart and has received critical acclaim both in New Zealand and abroad.

Teeks (Ngāpuhi, Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui) has been awarded the Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist. He is recognised for his debut release The Grapefruit Skies EP which is filled with his soulful style and reached #10 on the Official NZ Top 40 Albums Chart.

Last year’s summer smash hit Don’t Worry ‘Bout It by Kiwi hip hop artist Kings has been celebrated again, winning the Tui for both Vodafone Highest Selling Single and New Zealand On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year.

This year, The Koi Boys have achieved phenomenal success with their debut album Meant To Be. Released in October 2016, the album has skyrocketed to the top of the sales chart as 2017’s Highest Selling Album.

After releasing her debut album in 2008, Ladi6 has remained a strong staple of the Kiwi music scene. This year she has earned the top spot for Best Soul/RnB Artist following the release of her six-track EP Royal Blue 3000.

New Zealand electronic duo Truth have received the Tui for Best Electronic Artist, while reggae musician Israel Starr was named the Best Roots Artist after a strong year of touring his new album The Producers Chair Dancehall, Vol. 1.

Full Article

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TAPZ wins Best NZ Act at the 2017 MTV EMAs

TAPZ has been crowned Best New Zealand Act at the 2017 MTV European Music Awards (EMA).

The awards broadcast live today, Monday November 13, from London's Wembley Arena, on MTV on SKY Channel 015 and MTV Music - SKY Channel 022.

The Run Don't Run rapper and singer beat out four other Kiwi acts: David DallasLordeMaala and Stan Walker to take home the coveted award.

Full Article

Bulletbelt: Cloak The Night Documentary

In association with Hell Pizza, Cloak The Night is a short documentary that follows Wellington metal giants Bulletbelt as they track their third studio album Nine Centuries

Bulletbelt’s new album, Nine Centuries, is about The Burning Times and witch trials during the Dark Ages up to the nineteenth century. The band relocated to Auckland for a week and  worked with engineer Cam Sinclair (ex-Diocletian / Bridge Burner) at The Lab Studio to track the album. The band was followed throughout that week by video producer Amber Beaton who documented the process through one-on-one interviews and in-studio sessions. 

The documentary gets it's online release Wednesday November 15th.
You can view it here.

Here is the first song and video clip released off the album also called Cloak the Night
Full Article

Ignite Returns in 2018 with Scholarship Offer

IGNITE is proud to confirm programme delivery in 2018 with a new intake and MAINZ Scholarship opportunity.
The innovative youth development programme, which nurtures and empowers young people to pursue their passion in music and events, was established in 2016.

The success of the pilot programme led to many of its participants moving on to tertiary education and gaining work placements and internship opportunities across the industry.
The 12-week programme will return in 2018 and will again focus on the power of mentoring; offering participants aged 15-18 in Auckland a unique experience and hands-on approach to the music and events industry.

There are 10 placements available and there is no cost to participate in the programme, which will run from April 7 to June 28. 

Full Article



New Releases


- Summer Gigs & Tours -

- December January February -

(in no particular order)


Northern Bass
29-31 December @ Mangawhai
WaveFront NYE 2017
31 December @ Williamson Park, Whangamata
Top Paddock
31 December @ Lake Hawea, Wanaka
One Love 2018
27-28 January @ Tauranga Domain, Tauranga
Soundsplash 2018
19-21 January @ Wainui Reserve, Raglan
Bay Dreams 2018
2 January @ ASB Baypark, Mt Maunganui
29 January @ Albert Park Precinct, Auckland
Auckland Folk Festival
26-29 January @ Kumeu Showgrounds, Auckland
12-14 January @ Golden Bay
Tuki Festival
10 February @ Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka
17 February @ Kapiti Coast
17 February @ Kings Arms, Auckland
10 February @ The Hunting Lodge, Auckland


The Kings Arms Final Show Ever - with The D4
22 February @ Kings Arms, Auckland

Sol3 Mio
14 December @ Waitangi Park, Wellington - 16 December @ Hagley Park, Christchurch
21 December @ Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North - 23 December @ Villa Maria Winery, Auckland
28 December @ Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown - 30 December @ Kainui Road Vineyard, Kerikeri
4 January @ Williamson Park, Whangamata - 6 January @ Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
LA Thompson
7 December @ Charlie Farley's, Waiheke Island - 9 December @ Manukau Cruising Club, Onehunga
15 December @ Brew Craft Beer Pub, Tauranga - 17 December @ Junction, Thames
23 December @ Tairua Golf Club, Tairua - 29 December @ Mussel Kitchen, Coromandel
Devilskin with Skinny Hobos and Seas of Conflict
31 December @ Mayfair, New Plymouth - 2 January @ Walter Nash Stadium, Hutt Valley, Wellington
3 January @ Pettigrew Green Arena, Taradale, Napier
8 December @ Backbeat, Auckland
Starving Millions and Churlington
8 December @ Crown Hotel, Dunedin - 9 December @ Dark Room, Christchurch
12 December @ Whammy, Auckland - 13 January @ Under The Bridge, Tauranga
26 January @ Snails, Palmerston North - 17 February @ Lucky Bar, Whanganui
7 December @ Dark Room, Christchurch - 8 December @ Morning Magpie, Dunedin
Fat Freddy's Drop
6 January @ Kainui Road Vineyard, Kerikeri -  13 January @ Hagley Park, Christchurch
20 January @ Villa Maria, Auckland - 3-4 February @ Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North
6 January @ Horncastle Arena, Christchurch - 8 January @ TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
11 January @ Wharepai Domain, Tauranga - 13 January @ Villa Maria, Auckland
Hopetoun Brown
9 January @ Rakino Island Community Hall, Rakino Island - 10 January @ Kawau Island Boating Club, Kawau Island
12 January @ Leigh Sawmill, Leigh - 14 January @ Port Fitzroy Yacht Club, Great Barrier Island
18 January @ Hellfire Club, Lyttelton - 19 January @ Lucky Bar, Whanganui - 20 January @ Snails, Palmerston North
21 January @ Caroline, Wellington - 27 January @ Barrytown Hall, Barrytown
2 February @ Thirsty Dog, Auckland - 3 February @ Southbound Records, Auckland - 9 February @ The Crown, Dunedin
13 January @ Hagley Park, Christchurch - 3 February @ Owen Delany Park, Taupo
The D4
16 February @ Yot Club, Raglan - 22 February @ Kings Arms, Auckland
27 December @ Opononi Hotel, Opononi - 28 December @ Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai
2 January @ Whitianga Hotel, Whitianga - 12 January @ Our Place, New Plymouth
13 January @ Boundary Tap & Kitchen, Kapiti - 19 January @ Winnie Bagoes, Christchurch
21 January @ Astrolabe Brew Bar, Mt Maunganui


13-14 December @ Spark Arena, Auckland - 16 December @ TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth
19 December @ Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
12-13 December @ Town Hall, Auckland - 14 December @ TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
5 December @ Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Paul McCartney
16 December @ Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
6 December @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
The Original Wailers
14 December @ Powerstation, Auckland
Future Islands
14-15 December @ San Fran, Wellington - 16 December @ Powerstation, Auckland
13 December @ Studio, Auckland
13 December @ Shed 6, Wellington - 14 December @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Jack Johnson with Bahamas
10 December @ Villa Maria, Auckland
12 December @ Valhalla, Wellington - 13 December @ Ding Dong Lounge, Auckland
Blue Child Collective
8 December @ Nivara Lounge, Hamilton - 15 December @ Yot Club, Raglan - 16 December @ Redoubt Bar, Te Awamutu
17 December @ Butler's Reef, Oakura - 21 December @ Moon, Wellington
22 December @ The Common Room, Hastings - 5 January @ The Vic, Nelson - 6 January @ Le Cafe, Picton
7 January @ Wunderbar, Christchurch - 12 January @ The Brasserie, Akaroa
13 January @ Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin - 19 January @ Secret Show, Auckland
20 January @ The Lincoln, Whangamata - 21 January @ Red Lounge Sessions, Mt Maunganui
The Beat and The Selector
24 January @ Powerstation, Auckland - 25 January @ Opera House, Wellington
The xx
11 January @ Trusts Arena, Auckland
18 January @ Kings Arms, Auckland
10 January @ Powerstation, Auckland
8 January @ Powerstation, Auckland
12 January @ San Fran, Wellington - 13 January @ Powerstation, Auckland
9 January @ Town Hall, Auckland - 11 January @ Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
2 January @ Matakana Country Park, Matakana - 4 January @ Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth
5 January @ ASB Baypark, Mt Maunganui - 6 January @ Black Barn Vineyards, Hawkes Bay
5 January @ Powerstation, Auckland
9 January @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
19 January @ Studio, Auckland
12 January @ Powerstation, Auckland
24 January @ Studio, Auckland
28 January @ Civic Theatre, Auckland
31 January @ San Fran, Wellington
19 January @ Blue Smoke, Christchurch - 21 January @ San Fran, Wellington
24 January @ St Peter's Village Hall, Paekakariki
Boyz II Men and TLC
27 January @ Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
2 February @ Town Hall, Auckland - 3 February @ Opera House, Wellington
17 February @ Spark Arena, Auckland
17 February @ Horncastle Arena, Christchurch - 19 February @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
19 February @ Powerstation, Auckland
Dweezil Zappa
20 February @ Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
25 February @ Villa Maria Vineyard, Auckland
14 February @ Spark Arena, Auckland - 17 February @ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
3 February @ Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
1 February @ Spark Arena, Auckland
27 February @ San Fran, Wellington - 28 February @ The Foundry, Christchurch
15 February @ Kings Arms, Auckland - 16 February @ Meow, Wellington
Lil Uzi Vert
20 February @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
13 February @ Spark Arena, Auckland
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis with Blind Boy Paxton
9 February @ Black Barn Vineyard, Hawkes Bay - 10 February @ San Fran, Wellington
11 February @ Powerstation, Auckland
20 February @ Valhalla, Wellington - 21 February @ Whammy Bar, Auckland
LCD Soundsystem with Nick Murphy
24 February @ Spark Arena, Auckland
Chris Botti
21 February @ Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Paul Bosauder
1-2 February @ Q Theatre, Auckland - 4 February @ Casita Miro, Waiheke Island - 5 February @ Fairfield House, Nelson
8-10 February @ Circa, Wellington - 11 February @ St Peter's Bay, Paekakariki (TBC)
Hobo Magic
7 December @ Wunderbar, Lyttelton - 8 December @ Southland Musician's Club, Invercargill
9 December @ Blazed and Confused Festival, Christchurch - 10 December @ Interisland Ferry
13 December @ Valhalla, Wellington - 14 December @ Music Planet, Palmerston North
15 December @ Cabana, Napier - 16 December @ Yot Club, Raglan - 17 December @ Whammy Bar, Auckland



New Artists

It is 100% FREE to create a muzic.net.nz artist listing, 
and you'll get free access to update your page, as well as access to add mp3 and photo galleries: 

Useful Links

New Reviews

Check out our latest reviews at the below links:

Written by Terry

Written by Alex

Written by Alex

Written by Alex

Written by Corinne
Written by Paul

Written by Peter

Written by Trevor

Written by Andrew


All of our reviews can be read here.
All our interviews can be read here.
Email [email protected] if you would like us to review your music.


New Photos

Our photographers have had a great November, with an incredible selection of new photos to check out:
Photos by Matt H

Photos by Neil

Glen Matlock
Photos by Chris M

Photos by David

Photos by Dani

Photos by Steve

Photos by Geoff

Email [email protected] if you would like us to photograph you.

Ticket Giveaways

Hobo Magic

Muzic.net.nz in association with Beats Cartel have an incredible
5 DOUBLE PASSES to give away to any Hobo Magic NZ SHOW*! Support is provided by NZ's own Bloodnut with an array of amazing local supports!

The winners will be announced on MONDAY 4 DECEMBER, with names being placed on door lists.

Enter on our Facebook page.

The Little Big Show

In association with Ambient Light, Muzic.net.nz and Under The Radar, Armed In Advance are excited to announce ‘The Little Big Show’. On December 8, AIA will bring their big sound and performance to one of their favourite, intimate little venues in Auckland, with their new friends Fallstate and Animalhead.

Muzic.net.nz will have the pleasure of giving away
1 DOUBLE PASS to this incredible show early next week. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more details.

Tour Features


All muzic.net.nz tour features can be viewed here
Email team@muzic.net.nz if you would like us to create a tour feature for you.


Our first newsletter for 2018 is going out on 4 February 2018!

If you are a NZ musician and you would like to promote your music,
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