Tamsyn Matchett and her Lorde-obsessed eight-year-old daughter Ruby review Lorde's show at the Bruce Mason Theatre in Takapuna, on 12 November. (Plus: Ruby's letter to Lorde.)
The Spinoff presents the video premiere of Rob Ruha & The Witch Dr’s ‘KALEGA’, featuring Michael Jackson street dancer Shaun Lindsay and members of Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Apanui.
The classic album has just been reissued in a series of special edition packages and we're giving away the most impressive of the lot, the 5-LP collector's box set.
Grace Stratton talks to singer-songwriter Emma Cooper-Williams, a finalist at last night's Attitude Awards, which celebrate the achievements of people who live with disabilities.
A vast YouTube archive reveals the weird, wonderful and sometimes genius parallel universe of TopPop – the Netherlands' anything-goes answer to Top of the Pops.
The world famous Girls Rock! Camp is coming to New Zealand. Two of the event's organisers, Jana Whitta and Nicole Gaffney, had a chat to US-based musician and mentor Fiona Campbell about the initiative and the impact the camps have had around the world.
If you have Paramore confined to a folder in your memory marked 'mid-2000s – DO NOT OPEN', Elle Hunt is here to deliver some startling news – they're still going and they're still writing perfect soundtracks to personal crises.
Blackbird Ensemble musical director Claire Cowan talks to James Manning about adapting Björk's eclectic back catalogue for the orchestra ahead of this week's run of concerts in Auckland.
Earlier this week, the "handpicked" support acts for Lorde's New Zealand tour were announced. In case you weren't up with all of them, Lauren Spring made a playlist to catch you up.
Dynastic hero and top vlogger Max Key has just released an emotional reaction video in response to the Spinoff's universally lauded parody video.
This November Dominic Hoey and singer-songwriter Skyscraper Stan are playing 17 towns around New Zealand, and Hoey will be reporting from the road for The Spinoff. Here's what he expects to find.
A couple of weeks ago, the Spinoff streamed a live performance by Bic Runga and her band ahead of their three-date tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bic Runga's Drive. Here it is, in full, for your viewing pleasure.
It began as a birthday party on a farm, now Blackwoodstock Festival runs for three days on an idyllic location on New Caledonia's West Coast. Simon Day spoke to organiser Jean-Marc Desvals about growing the island's indie rock scene, how to attract big artists to New Caledonia, and the 'spirit of the cow'.
Henry Oliver talks to Campbell Smith, music mogul and the man behind Auckland City Limits, about bringing the festival back after sitting out a year.
Max Key vowed to avenge the National Party after they lost their recent court case against Eminem's Eight Mile Style. In a Spinoff exclusive, Max Key* releases his diss track. (* Comedian Paul Williams)
Avid Chainsmokers defender Joseph Moore went to see the Chainsmokers play Auckland's Spark Arena on Tuesday night and survived the drop to tell us all about it.
To craft its new campaign, New Caledonia Tourism sent Australian electronic group Crooked Colours to its islands to record everything the country had to offer and turn it into a track that would combine the group's summery aesthetic with both the country's musical heritage and the sounds of their experiences on the islands. We asked them about the experience of making music out of paradise.
Drake's chart-dominating, streaming record-breaking 'playlist' More Life is a grab-bag of global influences. To celebrate Drake's forthcoming Auckland shows (and a limited offer of $59.90 tickets – see details below), here's David Bell to guide you through it all.
The long-awaited decision on the National Party's use of an 'Eminem-esque' track in its 2014 election advertising has finally arrived. These are our favourite parts from the judgment.