August 2010: DJ CXL, Drew, Erakah, Fistful of Gems, For Da Grind, Hollie Smith, Ivy Lies, J Williams

The girlier things in life, the missing badness, minimalist makeup, space adventures, the old days, getting dressed, an insane asylum and where the boys aren’t. Also, do you like K.One? Because he’s featured three times.

Continue reading August 2010: DJ CXL, Drew, Erakah, Fistful of Gems, For Da Grind, Hollie Smith, Ivy Lies, J Williams

June 2010: Deach, Deceptikonz, Dukes, Ekko Park, Glass Owls, Hollie Smith, J Williams

A solo vibe, down on the corner, he’s the lion man, furious CGI cityscape, monochrome splat, the nuns and the rabbit, and fashion is always danger.

Continue reading June 2010: Deach, Deceptikonz, Dukes, Ekko Park, Glass Owls, Hollie Smith, J Williams

December 2009: Die! Die! Die!, DJ CXL, Dukes, Erakah, Ermehn, Family Cactus, Gareth Thomas

Falling from trees, the smooth love, down at the beach, the successful diva, a protective posse, the mysterious indie adventure, and the more famous Gareths.

Continue reading December 2009: Die! Die! Die!, DJ CXL, Dukes, Erakah, Ermehn, Family Cactus, Gareth Thomas

October 2009: The Lookie Loos, The Mint Chicks, The Rabble, These Four Walls, Tourist, Trigger Theory, We Are Romans, Young Sid

Triangles, a tribute to Ray, the bad city, aerial antics, garage subversion, overhead projections, and a man and his town.

Continue reading October 2009: The Lookie Loos, The Mint Chicks, The Rabble, These Four Walls, Tourist, Trigger Theory, We Are Romans, Young Sid

August 2009: Anna Coddington, Annah Mac, Batucada Sound Machine, Bic Runga, Black River Drive, Come To Dolly

An enchanted forest, fatherly advice, arguing over coffee, a travelling zebra salesman, a relentless onslaught, and a night at the museum.

Continue reading August 2009: Anna Coddington, Annah Mac, Batucada Sound Machine, Bic Runga, Black River Drive, Come To Dolly

April 2009: The Datsuns, The Mint Chicks, These Four Walls, Timmy Schumacher, Vince Harder, Zowie

A baby dreams, pro wrestling, a night out in Tokyo, Auckland on a grey day, attack of the crazy costumes.

Continue reading April 2009: The Datsuns, The Mint Chicks, These Four Walls, Timmy Schumacher, Vince Harder, Zowie

February 2009: Sola Rosa, State of Mind, Sweet & Irie, The Black Seeds, The Checks, The Mint Chicks, Vince Harder

The year of the dead, furry fiends, the cleaners go to work, imperial phase Seeds, psychedelic layers, blue blood, and fluoro fun.

Continue reading February 2009: Sola Rosa, State of Mind, Sweet & Irie, The Black Seeds, The Checks, The Mint Chicks, Vince Harder

December 2008: Arms Reach, Cobra Khan, Crashpolitic, Cut Off Your Hands, Doppler, False Start

Dance your cares away, the old colonel’s last feast, everyone else is having more fun, bring out the bedsheets, a totally mental hospital, and coming in like a wrecking yard.

Continue reading December 2008: Arms Reach, Cobra Khan, Crashpolitic, Cut Off Your Hands, Doppler, False Start

October 2008: Addison, An Emerald City, Annabel Fay, Antiform, Autozamm, Beneath the Silence

The ticking of time, sand dunes as desert, a trip to the beach, a trip around Auckland, murderous revenge, and some bad-ass shredding.

Continue reading October 2008: Addison, An Emerald City, Annabel Fay, Antiform, Autozamm, Beneath the Silence

August 2008: David Dallas, Devolo, Dimmer, Ethical, False Start, Falter, Fur Patrol

Dozens of Post-It notes, a smooth city jam, four days in the life, a disintegrating home, fan reactions, too much motivation, and the furniture movers.

Continue reading August 2008: David Dallas, Devolo, Dimmer, Ethical, False Start, Falter, Fur Patrol