What happened when John Campbell got ‘off his nut’ on kava with Melodownz

Ever wanted to see John Campbell lit on Kava? Look no further than Melodownz' new show, Kava Corner.

A brief intermission: Auckland’s live industry takes a nap

Auckland's live event scene has taken a Covid-mandated break, but what does that mean for artists and venues?

In full bloom: Paige on standing up, speaking out and always growing

The Always Growing songwriter tells us about her new EP and why she thinks it’s so important for NZ music to include voices like hers.

Review: Taylor Swift’s Folklore shuns big pop for pared-down poetry

Taylor Swift's surprise album folklore marks a step away from the noise and into the dark lushness of the woods, writes Sam Brooks

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That’s our tucker: All the things Kiwis love in the new Kiwiburger song, ranked

How do the items on the new Kiwiburger hold up to a good ol' Spinoff power ranking?

Ticket scam bots are infesting Facebook. What happens when you chat to one?

As one of the few places on earth where live events are taking place, NZ is seeing its Facebook pages overrun by scammers trying to trick fans out of cash.

Under Cover: Troy Kingi and Warren Maxwell (WATCH)

This episode of Under Cover brings together musicians Troy Kingi and Warren Maxwell to play each other’s songs and have a yarn.

Ugly is beautiful and Oliver Tree is modern art

Oliver Tree is no flash-in-the-pan absurdist. He's honed his careers (music and scooters) for over a decade. Welcome to his first album.

From TikTok to Tami: This is the 2020 APRA Silver Scrolls longlist

The 2020 longlist for the APRA Silver Scroll Awards have just been announced. Here’s the full list of the 20 finalists, with the songs themselves to listen to.

So many festivals, too many men: An urgent message for festival bookers

Another year, another round of festival lineups full of men. Enough is enough.

Deryk is her name. Will the world know it by the year’s end?

A new EP from an unknown Auckland singer ignited a bidding war before she’d released a single. Today her debut single ‘Call You Out’ is released, with eerie parallels to Lorde’s rise.

The Side Eye: In the studio with The Beths

Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris spent a session in the recording studio with The Beths and got an intimate view of the beloved band at work.

Live from our living rooms: How The Beths accidentally made a variety show

As The Beths prepare for their first show in front of a crowd in months, they tell Josie Adams the stories behind Live From 'House'.

The album taking Khruangbin from cult status to worldwide acclaim

Andrew Drever interviews Texas-based trio Khruanngbin upon the release of their third album, Mordechai. 

Under Cover: Sharon Van Etten and Tiny Ruins (WATCH)

This episode of Under Cover brings together musicians Sharon Van Etten and Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) to play each other’s songs and have a yarn.

Streaming in C minor: How classical music survived Covid-19

As New Zealand’s musicians return to the concert hall, Richard Betts checks in with our classical music organisations for reasons to be cheerful.