Snakes and siblings: Wellington indie-folk family band Womb

Erena Shingade talks to Womb, a Wellington electro-folk sibling trio whose new album was released this month.

Who let Dan Carter steal the stage at Auckland City Limits?

Grace Jones performed at Auckland City Limits to an enthusiastic crowd. Then Dan Carter appeared and ruined everything. Madeleine Chapman reports.

Auckland City Limits, reviewed

The Spinoff (or a sizeable chunk of it) went to Auckland City Limits on Saturday. Here's our collective review.

I finally got to tell Pete Wentz how much he meant to me

Ahead of Fall Out Boy returning to New Zealand on their MANIA tour next week, Alex Casey fulfils her teenage dream by getting one-on-one time with Pete Wentz. 

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Auckland City Limits 2018: in photos

On Saturday the second Auckland City Limits went down at Western Springs. Simon Day spent the day roaming the speedway with his camera. 

The last night of the Kings Arms: in photos

The Kings Arms, legendary Auckland music venue, closed forever on Wednesday night. Joel Thomas was there with his camera.

The guy who makes Auckland City Limits actually happen

We talk to Etienne Marais, event producer of Auckland City Limits and probably the only person to work at every New Zealand Big Day Out.

Auckland City Limits primer: Grace Jones! (WATCH)

Art-pop innovator Grace Jones is playing Auckland City Limits this weekend. To help prepare you, The Spinoff retraces her career in 121 seconds. 

Cheat Sheet: Donald Glover is coming to New Zealand???

Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, Henry Oliver answers your questions about Donald Glover's mysterious tour announcement.

A history of the Kings Arms via the pages of gig guide The Fix

If the Kings Arms, which closes today, was the physical epicentre of Auckland's 90s/2000s alternative music scene, The Fix was its pre-Facebook-invite guide.

Auckland City Limits primer: Thundercat! (WATCH)

LA bass-guitar extraordinaire Thundercat is playing Auckland City Limits this weekend. To help prepare you, The Spinoff retraces his career in 112 seconds. 

‘We got love’: Ecstatic dance pop artist Jon Lemmon heads to ACL

Bridie Chetwin-Kelly talks to producer and singer Jon Lemmon about his relentless positivity and how to bring gender inclusiveness to dance music.

Splore 2018: the best weekend ever

Simon Day looks back on what might just have been the best Splore ever.

Auckland City Limits primer: Disasteradio! (WATCH)

Wellington synthpop genius Disasteradio is playing Auckland City Limits this weekend! To help prepare you, The Spinoff retraces his career in 121 seconds. 

On the very specific greatness of Paul Williams’ debut album

Reilly Hodson reviews comedian Paul Williams' funny-but-not-too-funny debut album, Surf Music.

Auckland City Limits primer: Beck’s journey through the genres

In the 25 years since he first appeared, Beck has left few genres untouched. To help prepare you for ACL, The Spinoff retraces his diverse career in two minutes.