Saturday, December 15, 2018

UNO. New

Music men – guest editors story

Introducing UNO guest editors Mitch Lowe, Pato Alvarez, and Toby Burrows, aka music promoters with the mostest. WORDS JENNY RUDD / PHOTOS GARTH BADGER + SUPPLIED Imagine...

Culture of Reggae

Jazz, calypso, rhythm and blues and more combine to create reggae, a sound that’s a little offbeat in the best possible way. WORDS JENNY RUDD...

Storm the Gates

If you like your gigs hot and heavy, prepare to start the year with a bang thanks to Storm the Gates. WORDS DANIEL DUNKLEY /...

Bringing in the big acts

Just a few of the massive names Mitch Lowe, Pato Alvarez and Toby Burrows have worked with – no big deal. PHOTO GARTH BADGER

Insiders’ guide on: Breaking into the music biz

Our insiders’ guide to cutting through the noise and getting noticed. WORDS DANIEL DUNKLEY / PHOTO GARTH BADGER As promoters, Mitch Lowe (below left) and Pato...

The Mount Park Summer Series

Come one, come all to Soper Reserve to enjoy some sweet melodies. WORDS DANIEL DUNKLEY / PHOTOS SHAUN ROSS This summer, the 4000-capacity Soper Reserve, located...

What does it take to make an event happen? We meet...

Behind every great concert is an equally great team. WORDS DANIEL DUNKLEY / PHOTOS TRACIE HEASMAN + SUPPLIED There’s so much awesome music to enjoy this...

Bryan Adams shines a light in New Zealand March 2019

Our favourite Canadian is returning for another tour – are you ready to hit the road to see him? WORDS ANNA RAWHITI-CONNELL / PHOTOS SHAUN ROSS...

Hidden Festival comes to New Zealand

Discover your dark side with this New Zealand first. WORDS DANIEL DUNKLEY / PHOTO ZACHARY MONTAGUE Heavy drum and bass, trap music fresh from the States...

Electronica and drum ‘n’ bass in New Zealand

Aotearoa’s love of electronica and drum and bass is growing by the gig. WORDS DANIEL DUNKLEY We knew we were onto something when we brought superstar...

Marley NZ All Stars – pay tribute

Top talents join forces to pay tribute to a legend. WORDS ANNA RAWHITI-CONNELL / PHOTO CLAIRE GORDON Everybody knows somebody who’s had a Bob Marley poster...

Ohakune Mardi Gras 2019

Ohakune Mardi Gras has had a makeover – and it’ll just keep getting better. WORDS DANIEL DUNKLEY / PHOTOS SHAUN ROSS What do bangin’ drum and...

Katchafire summer 2019

The Katchafire crew are back in the ’hood. WORDS ANNA RAWHITI-CONNELL / PHOTO LOGAN BELL Kiwi band of brothers and sons, Katchafire, have had a...

Festival Camping? Toby Burrows shares his top tips

Five tips to live by when you’re overnighting at a music festival. WORDS DANIEL DUNKLEY / PHOTO TOBY BURROWS If you were going to ask anyone...

What do Mitch James, Times X Two, Written By Wolves and...

Introducing an agency that’s gathering a constellation of rising stars. WORDS DANIEL DUNKLEY / PHOTOS GARTH BADGER + SUPPLIED Tenfold is artist-management agency with a...

The Prodigy and Slayer head to the south side

These bands are rugged, rowdy and ready to rumble. PHOTOS SUPPLIED Tattoos and piercings may no longer be the sole preserve of badasses, but don’t let...

Meet the summer 2019 issue special guest editors: Mitch Lowe, Pato...

Three’s not a crowd – it’s a party! Music promoters Mitch Lowe, Pato Alvarez and Toby Burrows work hard year-round to bring us the...

What’s happening at One Love 2019?

A celebration of roots, rock and reggae, the One Love Festival is a feel-good time. WORDS ANNA RAWHITI-CONNELL / PHOTOS SHAUN ROSS + SUPPLIED At 2018’s...

A Summer’s Day: Disco – See The Jacksons, The Pointer Sisters...

Dance like no one’s watching at an epic showcase of some of disco’s most memorable acts. WORDS ANNA RAWHITI-CONNELL / PHOTOS SUPPLIED Big hair, big shoes...

P-Digsss of Shapeshifter gives advice to Prince Harry

We’ll never be royal, but we definitely can get our groove on like one this summer. WORDS ANNA RAWHITI-CONNELL / PHOTOS SUPPLIED Turn it up, Harry!”...

The rise of super-musician Tash Sultana

Singular talent Tash Sultana owns the stage like no other. WORDS ANNA RAWHITI-CONNELL / PHOTO SUPPLIED I first saw Tash Sultana play at an Auckland gig last March....

Dylan Frost shares his top Bay of Plenty spots

The lead singer of a quirky Australian quintet shares his favourite local activities. PHOTO TYSON PERKINS Sticky Fingers frontman Dylan Frost is a regular guest at...

Bay Dreams 2019

Of all the acts playing at Bay Dreams, Cardi B and Peking Duk will be highlights. Be sure to eat at least one banana...

Are you a master of escape?

Yes, we love the beach and the outdoors, but what about when it's raining? Or your brain needs some exercise? Get yourself off to...