Tag: New Zealand Festival

Losing All Senses with Grizzly Bear at the Wellington Opera House (photo review)

Losing All Senses with Grizzly Bear at the Wellington Opera House (photo review)

The last time I saw Grizzly Bear was June 2013 in Montreal when they co-headlined a tour with The xx. The outdoor venue was a make-shift one in an industrial part of the city, where parking was limited and the closest Metro stop was a kilometre away. Fortunately, the two performances were stellar. Five years later, Grizzly Bear find themselves […]

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New Zealand festival pop-up venue, Cable Street, Wellington Waterfront

Ria Hall: ‘Rules of Engagement’ – New Zealand Festival (photo review)

Rules Of Engagement by Ria Hall Every two years, one of the best arts and music festival in New Zealand takes place. Aptly called New Zealand Festival, the three-week extravaganza features the best international and national talent in theatre, film, and music, and the 2018 programs is the Festival’s most ambitious. On Saturday night, Kiwi singer-songwriter Ria Hall put on […]

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Calexico Conquers Wellington (gig review)

Calexico Conquers Wellington (gig review)

For nearly twenty years, Calexico has become one of the most influential bands in music. One of the groups at the forefront of the alt-country and Americana movement, the Tuscon, Arizona collective have helped pave the way for a new era of stars in Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, and The Lumineers. While the multi-member band […]

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The Phoenix Foundation lift up Wellington (photo essay)

The Phoenix Foundation lift up Wellington (photo essay)

Having been together as a band for 20 years, The Phoenix Foundation have been an integral part of the New Zealand music scene since before I can remember, in fact, they were one of the first live performances I ever saw.  Despite their long stint playing together and having released six studio albums and a number of EP’s, TPF add […]

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