How pop star club nights took over our music venues

With live touring on hold due to Covid-19, this is the next best thing.

Everything we learned from Lorde’s recent publicity blitz

Every weird fact the popstar has let slip over the last couple of weeks, all in one place.

Laiika’s life-changing pop moments

Pop duo Laiika remember the musical moments that made them in this week’s episode of FIRST.

Georgia Lines on finding her voice, trusting herself and not burning out early

As the young songwriter steps confidently into a new phase of her career, she explains how it’s unfolded to this point.

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When rock stars meet New Zealand’s media

Traditional press conferences can be ultra-boring time-wasters for everyone involved. But when musos front up, all bets are off.

Because the night: The festival bringing alt-rock back to downtown Auckland

The multi-venue Elemental Nights festival is a long-awaited chance for alternative music fans to dance in the dark.

Georgia Lines sets the record straight about Crocs

Musician Georgia Lines tells us how Crocs made it from the top of her list of fashion don'ts to the cover of her latest single.

Reminder: Friends don’t let friends buy Lorde concert tickets from Viagogo

Trying to nab tickets for Lorde's New Zealand tour? It pays to watch where you're buying your tickets from, says Chris Schulz.

The gig that changed Ladi6’s life

Watch | Ladi6 tells us about her first paid gig, a racist dog, Hammer pants and more.

Yes, cancel the Charlie Chaplin musical. And don’t stop there

Why stop at musicals about problematic figures from Hollywood history? Ban them all and be done with it, says Alex Braae.

Goodbye and good riddance to Auckland’s worst live music venue

Why we shouldn't mourn the loss of the Logan Campbell Centre.

Anthonie Tonnon and the railway to Mars

The musician and quiet activist talks to Michelle Langstone about growing up in small town NZ, his uncommon inspirations and new album Leave Love Out of This

Party people: Flamingo Pier on the places that inspire them to get down

London, Bali, Tāmaki Makaurau - Flamingo Pier knows how to get a party started anywhere in the world.

Troy Kingi’s brush with death

Watch | The musician, actor and Masked Singer tells us about a terrifying underwater experience in this week’s episode of FIRST.

Scorching takes on ‘Solar Power’: Lorde’s new single, reviewed

A new Lorde single, heralding a new Lorde album, both called 'Solar Power'. Sand between our toes, we listen to the tune and watch the video.   

An interview with American music legend Jonathan Richman – all in handwriting

A giant of American music, Jonathan Richman doesn't do digital. He has no mobile phone, no computer even. So I sent him a letter.